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Laurus Technologies Announces Comprehensive Support Services Offering

New maintenance solution, delivers support and maintenance for desktops, servers, peripherals, storage and communications technology

ITASCA, IL – January 18, 2010 -- Laurus Technologies, an IT consulting and systems integration firm based in Itasca, IL, announced today the introduction of a comprehensive set of IT support and maintenance services. The services cover the spectrum of information technology products ranging from labor-only to full on-site hardware maintenance, parts replacement, depot services and spares. The new services enable customers to reduce IT maintenance costs by up to 50% while freeing up resources for other business needs.

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Keller Graduate School of Management and DeVry University Awarded Additional PMI Global Accreditation; Tying for Most Accreditations Worldwide

Four additional degree programs receive elite designation; raises combined total to six

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – September, 2009 – DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management announced today that Keller earned additional accreditation by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) for the Project Management concentration within its Master’s of Business Administration, Master’s of Information Systems Management and Master’s of Network and Communication Management degree programs. In addition, the GAC conferred accreditation to DeVry University’s Project Management concentration within its Technical Management undergraduate degree program.

To date, DeVry University and Keller have a combined total of six degree programs and concentrations that have received the PMI GAC accreditation, joining one other institution as having earned the most GAC accreditations. Earlier this year, the PMI GAC awarded accreditation to Keller’s Master’s of Project Management degree program and DeVry University’s Project Management concentration within the undergraduate Business Administration degree program.

DeVry University and Keller are among only 15 universities in the U.S. and 25 schools internationally to be granted this designation by PMI – the world’s leading association for project management professionals.

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The Transforming Healthcare through Health IT Summit Announces Fall Conference Dates

The Transforming Healthcare through Health IT Summit will take place November 4-5, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The conference is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of health information technology change, policy development and changing business models. The Fall Health IT Summit provides an intimate, high level forum that facilitates open avenues of communication amongst executives and stakeholders in healthcare fostering the growth and adoption of HIT resulting in safer, more efficient and cost effective healthcare.

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Artech announces the release of GeneXus X Evolution 1
This new version makes it possible to generate world-class web applications in a highly productive development environment.

Montevideo, September 14, 2009 - Artech, the knowledge industry leader, announced the release of GeneXus X Evolution 1 (GXX EV1), the latest version of its tool for the automatic development of business applications. This new version adds support for Windows and iSeries (System i) environments, and makes it possible to generate world-class web applications in a highly productive development environment.

GeneXus is an intelligent tool, based on pure knowledge, which allows companies to keep up with the pace of technological innovation by automating the design, development and maintenance of business applications that can quickly and easily turn changes in reality into business opportunities.

Regarding the new version, Gastón Milano, Chief Architect, commented that it was based on four cornerstones: team development, high quality of the generated applications, support for a wide range of platforms and good developer experience. "GeneXus X Evolution 1 is faster and more user-friendly, includes new and productive teamwork features, provides support for more generators and platforms, and enables the creation of impressive enterprise level applications," he said.

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Laurus Technologies Looks for Cost-Effective Solutions for Current Economy -- Expands Reach with New RedHat Partnership

ITASCA, Ill. (August 27, 2009) - Laurus Technologies, Inc., a privately-held Itasca, Ill.-based consulting and technology solutions provider, announces its partnership with Red Hat, Inc to expand its presence in the free and open source software community. Red Hat is industry known as a major Linux distribution vendor, as well as being a critical purveyor of middleware, applications, and management products.

This partnership is a part of RedHat’s recent coverage of their enhanced Partner Program which focuses to increasing business through indirect channels. This strategy is newly redesigned to give business partners such as Laurus additional economic, sales, marketing and technical benefits through the creation of new levels in partnership and solution specializations.

Laurus Technologies is a welcome addition to the open source community which aims to collaborate and innovative complete solutions to fit customers IT challenges. The RedHat total solution will now feature three product specializations: infrastructure, middleware, and virtualization.

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Will Deliver Greater Security and Privacy to Healthcare Provider Customers who Deploy Electronic Medical Records

ITASCA, IL – September 8, 2009 -- Laurus Technologies, an IT consulting and professional services firm based in Itasca, IL, announced today its participation in the FairWarning® Ready Solution Partner Program, enabling Laurus to deploy, service and resell FairWarning®’s industry-leading healthcare privacy monitoring solutions. Laurus will offer greater security and privacy measures to hospitals and healthcare providers for their electronic medical records, resulting in greater peace-of-mind for their patients that their medical records are kept private. Laurus is one of seven solutions providers chosen nationwide for participation in the
FairWarning® program.

“Healthcare providers are under increasing pressure to safeguard patient data,” said Dave Durbin, Partner, Business Development at Laurus Technologies. “Healthcare providers must concern themselves with the requirements imposed by HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and agencies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). These initiatives have imposed an incredible amount of responsibility and accountability on providers in environments that have hundreds of applications and thousands of users that create, store and manipulate protected health information. "

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Laurus Technologies Named to 2009 Inc. 5,000

ITASCA, Ill. - (August 31, 2009) - Laurus Technologies, an IT consulting and professional services firm based in Itasca, IL, announced today its ranking on Inc. magazine's prestigious list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year. Laurus Technologies was ranked number 1,739; moving up from 2,155 last year. The shift in position represents 182% growth for Laurus.

"Laurus is proud to accept this prestigious award for the second year in a row," said John Udelhofen, cofounder and CEO of Laurus Technologies, "Our success is a direct result of the commitment we have to our customers and partners in innovation whom we share these accomplishments with."

The 2009 Inc. 5000 provides a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding; making the list a prime example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, can be found on

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New IBM Study Highlights Analytics As Top Priority For Today’s CIO
“The New Voice of the CIO” Shows CIOs are Trying to Standardize Routine Tasks, While Driving New Forms of Innovation and Growth

ARMONK, NY - 10 Sep 2009: A new global study of more than 2,500 Chief Information Officers (CIOs), released by IBM (NYSE: IBM) today, reveals that leveraging analytics to gain a competitive advantage and improve business decision-making is now the top priority for CIOs. More than four out of five (83 percent) survey respondents identified business intelligence and analytics – the ability to see patterns in vast amounts of data and extract actionable insights – as the way they will enhance their organizations’ competitiveness.

These results and other insights are detailed in the just-released Global CIO Study 2009, which is the largest face-to-face survey of CIOs ever conducted. The study, titled “The New Voice of the CIO,” represents the insights and vision of CIOs from 78 countries, 19 industries, and organizations of every size. The study reinforces the increasingly strategic role that CIOs are playing as visionary leaders and as drivers of innovation and financial growth.

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Pathfinder Development assisted Rapid Reporting with development of their recently-release anti-fraud application EmploymentChek.

Developed in Ruby on Rails, EmploymentChek works with Rapid Reporting's existing tools to seamlessly provide credit issuers with information to assess the risks associated with a credit application. EmploymentChek allows credit issuers to verify a borrower's employment details and also deliver extremely detailed application reports. Visit for more details.

Application Development: 25 Things You Might Not Know About IBM

IBM, also known as Big Blue, is as big and distributed as any company in the IT industry. In fact, you could say IBM is the New York City of technology companies. Huge. Diverse. Proud to call itself No. 1, though not everyone may agree. And just as the Big Apple often sets trends for the rest of the country, Big Blue has a history of calling plays for the tech market. These days, IBM is heavily promoting its Smarter Planet initiative to add a layer of intelligence to the basic processes that run today's world, including roads, water and power. It's just the latest milestone for the 98-year-old company. Here is a list of things you just might not know about IBM: read complete eWeek article.

Economy Drives Midsize Companies to Work Smarter, Leaner: IBM Study Reveals Top 5 Trends
Despite pressure to cut costs, companies proceed with IT plans that range from information management to social media and cloud computing

ARMONK, N.Y. - 06 Jul 2009: A new study by IBM of midsize organizations in 17 countries shows that companies have not been deterred from their plans for strategic IT initiatives, which range from information management and security management to social media and cloud computing -- despite a clear recognition of the need to cut costs in a difficult economy.

Conducted in April - May 2009, IBM's "Inside the Midmarket: A 2009 Perspective" study reveals five key trends:

  1. The highest-priority technology solution, chosen by 75 percent of respondents, is Information Management, which turns mountains of data into meaningful insights
  2. The most pressing business challenges include increasing efficiency and productivity (80 percent), improving customer care (74 percent) and better use of information (72 percent)
  3. The impact of the economy on IT budgets has caused 53 percent to actually increase or re-prioritize their spending, with 37 percent reporting a decrease
  4. Despite the economy, more than two-thirds of those surveyed are planning or currently implementing their top IT priorities
  5. A majority of firms view their primary IT provider as a technology advisor or IT and business consultant, with 25 percent seeing the relationship as purely transactional

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