Software Equity Group’s Client, Cougar Software, Receives Growth Equity Investment From dmg information

Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today its client, Cougar Software, the leading provider of budgeting, planning and forecasting solutions for the real estate industry, has received a growth equity investment from dmg information (dmgi), a business division of Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) that manages and develops a portfolio of high-growth, innovative companies that provide business-to-business information to the property, education, energy and commodity and structured finance markets.

dmgi’s investment in Cougar Software represents SEG’s seventh transaction in the real estate software segment. SEG’s prior real estate transactions include the sale of clients providing application software for commercial facilities/property management, facilities design, integrated workplace management, multi-family property vendor compliance management, commercial building construction, public sector housing and long-term care facilities. Acquirers of SEG’s real estate software clients include RealPage, Yardi, Accruent and Bentley Systems.

Cougar is well known in the property sector as a leading provider of budgeting, planning and forecasting solutions exclusive to the Real Estate Industry, and enables its users to easily make strategic decisions using sophisticated financial modeling.

“The timing of this investment couldn’t be better,” said Oren Rosen, CEO, Cougar. “Over the last five years we have been building a foundation for growth by steadily increasing market penetration in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. With the strategic and financial backing of dmgi, we can continue our demonstrated track record of customer-driven product innovation and put our foot on the accelerator to increase penetration in these markets.”

About Software Equity Group

Software Equity Group is an investment bank and M&A advisory serving the software and technology sectors. Founded in 1992, the firm has guided and advised companies on five continents, including privately-held software and technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Israel. SEG has represented public companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, American, Toronto, London and Euronext exchanges, and also advises several of the world’s leading private equity firms.

Sisco will buy software maker Sourcefire

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Sisco System said it will buy software company Sourcefire Inc. for about $ 2.7 billion to improve the network security services.

Sisco will pay 76 dollars for each share of Sourcefire, 28.6 percent higher than the closing market price premium 59.08 dollars Monday, Reuters said in a report on Tuesday.

The networking equipment company said the deal would likely close the second quarter of 2013 and estimates that there will be a dilution thin on non-GAAP earnings in fiscal year 2014.

Sisco has been losing market share in network security last year, lower than the more innovative rivals such as Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, and Palo Alto Networks Inc..

Sisco compete in Web applications, social media and video streaming that require security protection is more complex than traditional firewalls.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Breza said the deal would eliminate a key competitor in the market for Check Point, Fortinet, and Palo Alto, but also strengthen the position of Sisco in the industry.

It would also create a major competitor in the network security industry, he said, adding that Sourcefire will bring the technology of real-time network awareness (RNA) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) to Sisco.

Microsoft Will Release Various Xbox & PC Game For iOS & Android Mobile Platform

Undeniably kepopularan iOS and Android mobile platforms on the market today has made Microsoft reportedly plans to bring even more variety of games specifically designed for both platforms.

Meanwhile, according to a report compiled by the Nikkei recently, Microsoft will most likely be a third party to bring even more variety Xbox and PC games that can be run through iOS and Android mobile platforms. And even one Japanese company named clubs reportedly have obtained permission from Microsoft to release a variety of Xbox games and PC specifically intended for both the mobile platform in the near future.

Related to that, a game called “Age of Empires” is said to be the first game to be released exclusively for both the popular mobile platforms.

DataCore Software Builds on Software-Defined Storage Momentum and Names Paul Murphy as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

DataCore Software, the premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced the appointment of Paul Murphy as the vice president of worldwide marketing. Murphy will oversee DataCore’s demand generation, inside sales and strategic marketing efforts needed to expand and accelerate the company’s growth and presence in the storage and virtualization sectors.  He brings to DataCore a proven track-record and a deep understanding of virtualization, storage technologies and the pivotal forces impacting customers in today’s ‘software-defined’ world. Murphy will drive the company’s marketing organization and programs to fuel sales for DataCore’s acclaimed storage virtualization software solution, SANsymphony™- V.

“Our software solutions have been successfully deployed at thousands of sites around the world and now our priority is to reach out to a broader range of organizations that don’t yet realize the economic and productivity benefits they can achieve through the adoption of storage virtualization and SANsymphony-V,” said DataCore Software’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Houck. “Murphy brings to the company a fresh strategic marketing perspective, the ability to simplify our messaging, new ways to energize our outbound marketing activities and the drive to expand our visibility and brand recognition around the world.”

With nearly 15 years of experience in the technology industry, Murphy possesses a diverse range of skills in areas including engineering, services, sales and marketing, which will be instrumental in overseeing DataCore’s marketing activities around the globe. He was previously Director Americas SMB Sales and Worldwide Channel Development Manager at VMware, where he developed go-to-market strategies and oversaw both direct and inside channel sales teams in both domestic and international markets.

Prior to that, Murphy was senior product marketing manager at NetApp, focusing on backup and recovery solutions and their Virtual Tape Library product line. In this role, Murphy led business development activities, sales training, compensation programs and joint-marketing campaigns. An excellent communicator, he has been a keynote speaker at numerous industry events, trade shows, end-user seminars, sales training events, partner/reseller events and webcasts. Before moving into sales and marketing, Murphy had a successful career in engineering.

“The timing is perfect. DataCore has just updated its SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform and it is well positioned to take advantage of the paradigm shift and acceptance of software-defined storage infrastructures,” said Murphy. “After doing the market research and getting feedback from numerous customers, it is clear to me that there is a large degree of pent-up customer demand. Needless to say, I’m eager to spread the word on DataCore’s value proposition and make a difference in this exciting and critical role.”

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software leveraged in virtual and physical IT environments to obtain high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, yet hardware-independent solution which fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage for large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at or call (877) 780-5111.

DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Adobe Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Creativity Scholarship Recipients

The Adobe Foundation today announced the recipients of its first annual Creativity Scholarships, available to teens who participate in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program. For the 2013-2014 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to 25 students from 13 countries, including Argentina, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the United States. Recipients demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, a strong creative portfolio and commitment to pursuing a career in a creative field.

Designed to ignite creative confidence in youth, AYV is helping support the next generation of creative thinkers and equipping them with resources to help advance their education. AYV follows a creativity curriculum and provides the digital tools, training and professional mentorship students need to develop essential skills such as self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility and persistence. All AYV students produce original projects in animation, video, photography and other digital media categories, spotlighting issues important to them including poverty, bullying and climate change.

“The youth receiving our Creativity Scholarships demonstrate tremendous creative potential,” said Michelle Crozier Yates, director of corporate responsibility, Adobe and Adobe Foundation executive director. “We’re thrilled to see outstanding young people from our AYV community pursuing education that will continue building their creative skills and give them an edge in our rapidly evolving, highly competitive global economy.”

Adobe’s recent State of Create global benchmark study, published in April 2012, surfaced concerns about a “creativity gap” in five of the world’s largest economies. The research revealed that four in 10 people believed they do not have access to the tools needed to support creativity in the classroom.

“I believe creativity-focused programs are an important part of education because they allow students to express themselves and build confidence,” said Eva Miller, an AYV participant and 2013 Creativity Scholarship recipient. “Through AYV, I’ve gained invaluable skills and discovered that I want to become a filmmaker. The Creativity Scholarship is giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and make a positive impact through my films.”

About the Creativity Scholarships

The Creativity Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are in their final year of high school, upper secondary school or the first year of post-secondary education. Applicants must have participated in the AYV program through Adobe’s network of more than 800 strategic partners in 52 countries. The Creativity Scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent not-for-profit founded in 1919. IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.

About Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation’s global initiative to ignite Creative Confidence in youth by empowering them to find their voice and make it heard. The youth involved in AYV spotlight the issues they care about by creating original media – a process that fosters their passion to make a difference while providing them with the creative skills essential to success in the world today. Through programs like AYV, and by increasing creativity in education, Adobe believes we will better equip young people to be the problem solvers, critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.

About the Adobe Foundation

The Adobe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created and funded by Adobe Systems Incorporated to leverage human, technological and financial resources to drive social change and community improvements.

Official feedback on OpenGL 4.4 thread

 SIGGRAPH – Anaheim, CA – The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification,bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.4 unlocks capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at http://www.opengl.org/registry.

In addition to the OpenGL 4.4 specification, the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) Working Group at Khronos has created the first set of formal OpenGL conformance tests since OpenGL 2.0. Khronos will offer certification of drivers from version 3.3, and full certification is mandatory for OpenGL 4.4 and onwards. This will help reduce differences between multiple vendors’ OpenGL drivers, resulting in enhanced portability for developers.

New functionality in the OpenGL 4.4 specification includes:

Buffer Placement Control (GL_ARB_buffer_storage)
Significantly enhances memory flexibility and efficiency through explicit control over the position of buffers in the graphics and system memory, together with cache behavior control – including the ability of the CPU to map a buffer for direct use by a GPU.

Efficient Asynchronous Queries
(GL_ARB_query_buffer_object)
Buffer objects can be the direct target of a query to avoid the CPU waiting for the result and stalling the graphics pipeline. This provides significantly boosted performance for applications that intend to subsequently use the results of queries on the GPU, such as dynamic quality reduction strategies based on performance metrics.

Shader Variable Layout (GL_ARB_enhanced_layouts)
Detailed control over placement of shader interface variables, including the ability to pack vectors efficiently with scalar types. Includes full control over variable layout inside uniform blocks and enables shaders to specify transform feedback variables and buffer layout.

Efficient Multiple Object Binding (GL_ARB_multi_bind)
New commands which enable an application to bind or unbind sets of objects with one API call instead of separate commands for each bind operation, amortizing the function call, name space lookup, and potential locking overhead. The core rendering loop of many graphics applications frequently bind different sets of textures, samplers, images, vertex buffers, and uniform buffers and so this can significantly reduce CPU overhead and improve performance.

Streamlined Porting of Direct3D applications

A number of core functions contribute to easier porting of applications and games written in Direct3D including GL_ARB_buffer_storage for buffer placement control, GL_ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev which creates a vertex data type that packs three components in a 32 bit value that provides a performance improvement for lower precision vertices and is a format used by Direct3D, and GL_ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge that provides a texture clamping mode also used by Direct3D.Extensions released alongside the OpenGL 4.4 specification include:

Bindless Texture Extension (GL_ARB_bindless_texture)
Shaders can now access an effectively unlimited number of texture and image resources directly by virtual addresses. This bindless texture approach avoids the application overhead due to explicitly binding a small window of accessible textures. Ray tracing and global illumination algorithms are faster and simpler with unfettered access to a virtual world’s entire texture set.

Sparse Texture Extension (GL_ARB_sparse_texture)
Enables handling of huge textures that are much larger than the GPUs physical memory by allowing an application to select which regions of the texture are resident for ‘mega-texture’ algorithms and very large data-set visualizations.

OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH, Anaheim, CA July 24th 2013
There is an OpenGL BOF “Birds of a Feather” Meeting on Wednesday July 24th at 7-8PM at the Hilton Anaheim, California Ballroom A & B, where attendees are invited to meet OpenGL implementers and developers and learn more about the new OpenGL 4.4 specification.

Folder Access Windows 8 on Linux

Two editions ago we have discussed how to access Ubuntu from Windows 8. The technique does not necessarily mean that you can access the folder dibagipakaikan Windows 8 on Linux. Well, that ye may be able to access the folders of Windows 8, you should try this tutorial.

Step 1:
Configuration Workgroup Computers in the same

How:

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1. Make the same Workgroup. Go to the Start screen, type “System”, click Settings, and then click the System icon on the left side. Click the “Change Settings” on computers using the Windows 8 operating system.

 

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2. In the System Properties window go to the Computer Name tab and see the workgroup name there. Comparing with the existing workgroup name information in Linux. If the same, you can jump straight to step 4. If different, follow the first 3 steps.

 

 

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3. Click the “Change” is in the Computer Name tab. After that, in the Computer Name Changes window, click the Workgroup menu in the box if the Member in the column below, the contents of the same name with a Linux workgroup. Press “OK” to save changes. When prompted, restart the PC in order to connect with the new workgroup.

 

 

Step 2:
Configuring Windows PC to be shared
T04-435-Windows8-gb20Bagipakaikan files as usual. Start Windows Explorer, and browse the folder name you want dibagipakaikan. Right-click the folder, select “Share with> Homegroup (view)” to provide read-only access or “Share with> Homegroup (view and edit)” to provide read and write access.

 

Step 3:

Access Folders from Linux
In this example we will use Ubuntu as an example. To access the folder via the Ubuntu dibagipakaikan, there are two ways that can be used. You can access the network via a network connection directly to the browser or Windows PC. This she steps details.

Option A: Access via the Network Browser

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1. Click the Places menu> Network on your desktop.

 

 

 

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2. When Network File Browser window appears, double-click the Windows Network icon on the list.

 

 

 

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3. List of networks will appear next computer operating system Windows detected by Linux. Double-click the line with the name of the workgroup that you created in step 1.

 

4. Finally, double-click the name of your computer operating system Windows 8. Earlier dibagipakaikan folder will appear and can be accessed as usual.

 

Option B: Direct Connection to Windows

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1. From the desktop, click the “Places> Connect to Server”.

 

 

 

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2. Will munncul Connect to server window on the screen. You are asked to fill in a few questions about the membagipakaikan file server.

 

 

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3. To get the right information, turn to your Windows PC. After that, right-click the folder that dibagipakaikan, click “Properties” and click the “Sharing” tab. Record the name of the folder sharing and its Network Path.

 

 

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4. Now, turning back to Linux. Enter the following information in the Connect to Server window:
• Service type: Windows share;
• Server: WINDOWS-PC (filled with computer name);
• Share: / Users / name / Desktop (the path of the folder in bagipakaikan. Signs backslash (\) is replaced with a slash (/));
• Folder: shared (folder name dibagipakaikan).

 

5. Give a check mark in front of the option “Add Bookmark” and give the Bookmark name to any name that allows you to remember the name of the folder and file locations dibagipakaikan.

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6. Click “Connect”. Window that contains folders dibagipakaikan in Windows 8 will appear automatically. At other times, you’ll be able to access the same folder quickly by simply clicking on the Places menu bookmarking it.

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Vital Facts That You Have To Be Aware of When It Comes To Family Law

We all know for a fact that domestic dispute is not something that is uncommon as there have been cases of such for quite some time already. Meanwhile, when it comes to things concerning adoption or anything that is related to a family, we seek advice and guidance from law practitioners who are handling such kind of thing. One thing about family lawyers that you should know of is the fact that they are the ones who have expertise with regards to matters concerning family that is why if you are in a middle of a family dispute or if you are planning on adopting a child, they are the ones you should approach. Another thing that we want you to know about family law attorney is that they are the ones who will act both as a litigator and a negotiator for any legal concerns that may arise from a family.

And because we have already stated about family lawyers or family law attorneys earlier on in this article, we will give you a brief definition on what it is and to begin with, it is a term that is used to pertain to a domain of law practice that involves legal issues relating to domestic relations as well as family. The legal issues that we refer to here that can be associated with domestic relations and family are the following: marriage, alimony, child abduction, child abuse, surrogacy, adoption, paternity, child custody, divorce and even civil union. This list of legal issues concerning family and domestic relations is not exhaustive and this means that there are still a lot more issues to be included, depending on the jurisdiction as well as circumstances. And also, there goes the fact that special family courts exist as well and one thing about it that you should know of is that these are the courts that do hearings regarding legal issues surrounding family.

If you are wondering why there is a need for you to hire the service of a family lawyer, well, that is due to the fact that they are the ones specializing in matters concerning family law so they are the best entity you should approach. Furthermore, we want you to know as well that they are experts who are familiar with the law books and what it is saying about legal issues in the family.

You can also approach them for any legal advice that you may be in need of as you decide on what course of action to take in resolving the family matters you are in, based on what is stated in the law books.

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Benefits of Subaru Vehicles

Various vehicles are capable of diverse abilities. An individual purchases a vehicle of their choice based on how they would like to use the vehicles. The geographical location is also essential in determining the type of vehicle you would want to buy. There are some locations which can be accessed by use of specific and unique types of vehicles. The services we want to get determines the type of vehicles we buy. Subaru exists as one of the most preferred vehicles. It is affordable as well as easy to use. Vehicles offering the best services should be preferred over those which do not. Subaru vehicles have diverse merits.
The first advantage of Subaru vehicles is that they are safe. Their safety is histrorical. Optimum visibility is attained through the way they are modeled. The widescreen as well as the bonnet are made in a way that allows the driver to be able to see well while driving. Comfort is assured when we drive Subaru vehicles. Through using Subaru vehicles, we are assured of our safety. When compared to other types of vehicles, Subaru stands out to offer maximum benefits to individuals. It is advisable for those in need of a safer vehicle to consider purchasing a Subaru.

Another advantage of Subaru vehicles is that most of them are four wheeled. Through this, the Subaru vehicle is able to tour rough terrains. Once we decide to use Subaru vehicles, we are able to enjoy its benefits of being four wheeled. Other types of vehicles do not offer this. Most of them are two wheeled hence not able to offer one the service and strength that can be achieved from a Subaru vehicle. On engaging four wheels, maximum speed is achieved. This enables Subaru vehicles not to get stuck in muddy roads. This enables them to access rough terrains. This is hard with the other types of car models. They will not give us the speed we want and they will be unable to tour rough terrains. Subaru can be called king of the jungle due to its capability of managing rough and un-passable terrains with much ease.

Subaru vehicles are made with a powerful engines. Subaru vehicles are made powerful by their engines and the capacity to be four wheeled. The engines of Subaru vehicles are unique. They are modeled in a way that makes them the best type of vehicles. This enables the Subaru vehicles to be one of the best comfortable vehicle for long journeys. The modeling and manufacture of Subaru vehicles gives much comfort to the drivers.

There is attainment of maximum benefits upon using Subaru vehicles. Drivers of Subaru vehicles enjoy the most on using Subaru vehicles due to their efficiency. This gives us the reason as to why most of the safari rally drivers would prefer a Subaru car as well as to why safari rally vehicles are modeled like Subaru cars.

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Important Considerations to Put in Place When You Are Finding the Right Boat Washing Company.

When it comes to washing your boat a lot of things are involved, and many people do not get the time to carry out all of them in the right manner. You find that the procedure will also take more time to ensure that you get the best of the professional services that you have initiated, you will need balance, physical exertion, skills and even flexibility when you are applying the details in the right manner. You find that when you detail your boat, you are going to extend the life of your boat in a significant manner. You all know that clients look at the first impression to know if they will own something or not.

You normally find the experts websites with various packages, it is essential that you choose one that will really suite the needs that you a have. When you are choosing the right detailing company it is important that you decide locally registered companies so that you get the best. From here you can exchange contacts and ensure that you call them whenever you need professional services at your facility. A Company that has many years of services will have a way that people will repute it in the right manner.

There is no time you will ever have to complain about lateness when you deal with professional detailers. With that in mind, you are sure that there is no chance you will ever get disappointed because of inconveniences. It is the obligation of the detailers to ensure that they reach their clients all the time no matter their destination. You would not like it when you have to take you boat to the company for detailing and that is why these professionals come to where you are. If you might think that you are saving so much when you wash your boat but in real sense you are just wasting resources. You cannot compare your services with what these experts can provide you with because they are more experienced and skilled than you are.

When hiring this detailer, you need to be sure that you are going to receive the customized services. There is so much difference when it comes to the facilities being provided at the detailing shops, and that is the reason you need to be certain. You should never pay for the additional services while other companies provide them for free. You will have wasted a good chance if you miss getting the professionals who guarantee you that you will get additional facilities. In your selection process, ensure that you have a professional who is honest.

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