October, 2011

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

October 28th, 2011

Ceridian Increases Investment in Dayforce and Announces Expanded InView Solution


Integrated Solution for Payroll, HR, Self-Service, Benefits and Workforce Management

MINNEAPOLIS & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ceridian and Dayforce today announced a major expansion of the InView solution that will bring payroll, HR, self-service, benefits and workforce management onto a single platform, backed by Dayforce’s award-winning technology.

Overwhelmingly Successful Track Record
The integrated InView solution will build upon the overwhelming success of the workforce management solution that the companies brought to market this year. That product was roundly applauded by analysts and clients alike.

“InView Workforce Management has been a tremendous success by any measure,” said Stuart C. Harvey Jr., Ceridian CEO and president. “We set a target of 300 accounts for the first year, and we exceeded that target in the first six months and over 75 of these accounts are now live. We will now take this momentum into the broader human capital management marketplace to achieve even greater growth and success.”

Industry experts agree. According to Nucleus Research, the InView solution “is winning deals by offering a wide range of workforce management capabilities at a better value than its rivals and providing capabilities that other vendors don’t have.”

Clients have been equally enthusiastic. Pat Frees, Plant Human Resources Manager, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., described the benefits of InView by saying “it’s like comparing the Jetsons to the Flintstones.” Dave Vierthaler, Vice President, Human Resources, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., added that InView was “not only easy to install and use, but also provided us with the ability to better manage our workforce and gave us significant ROI.”

Expanding on a Winning Approach
“We spoke to our customers,” said David Ossip, CEO of Dayforce, “and they told us that they loved the new InView approach. They wanted to see the same user experience, speed and return on investment across all of their human capital management needs. So we listened.”

InView HR and Self-Service will begin to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011, with the new InView Payroll functionality to follow in the first quarter of 2012.

Strong, Seamless Partnership
Ceridian and Dayforce have been strong, natural partners from the outset.

The expanded InView solution will be supported by a unified team combining the strengths of both companies. David Ossip will lead a new organization, which will be responsible for development, implementation, support and hosting. “David and the Dayforce team have continued to exceed expectations,” said Stuart C. Harvey Jr., Ceridian CEO and president. “Based on the success of our partnership and the complementary strengths of our organizations, an expanded partnership and increased investment was a natural next step.”

“Ceridian has been a perfect partner from the outset,” said David Ossip. “We are thrilled to begin this new phase of our extraordinarily successful alliance.”

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

October 21st, 2011

IMVU Ranked 87th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500TM

IMVU Attributes 1158% Revenue Growth to Strong Demand for Virtual Goods

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — October 20, 2011 — IMVU, an online social game where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends, today announced that it ranked 87th on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ ranking of 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. IMVU grew revenue 1158% during the 2006 to 2010 period.

“IMVU helps its members to meet new people around the world and to have fun in a virtual environment,” said Cary Rosenzweig, CEO of IMVU. “Although IMVU is free to play, some members choose to enhance their experience by purchasing virtual goods, and this is what drives our revenue. Our revenue growth is a reflection of delivering a great consumer experience.”

About Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500TM

Technology Fast 500, which was conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

Rob Chaplinsky

Managing Director

October 5th, 2011

IBM and BlueCat Networks Sign Patent Cross-License Agreement


New Partnership in IPAM and IPv6 Transitioning Offers Exceptional Value to Clients

Toronto, Canada – October 5, 2011 – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that it has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) that will allow the two companies to partner and leverage each other’s inventions in order to foster innovation in IP Address Management (IPAM) and IPv6 transitioning.

IBM and BlueCat Networks’ collaboration is focused on the Virtual Data Center. With the depletion of IPv4 addresses, organizations need to start planning now for the transition to IPv6 to avoid losing connectivity with customers, partners and suppliers in global markets. BlueCat Networks and IBM are working together to help clients prepare for IPv6 by using IP Address Management (IPAM) to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“Given IBM’s role as a technology leader, a strategic partnership made a lot of sense to us as we have a number of Fortune clients looking into the shift to IPv6″ said Michael Hyatt, co-founder and CEO of BlueCat Networks. “This agreement with IBM is a terrific example of how companies can work together in the spirit of cooperation and innovation. We look forward to working with IBM in the future.”

“IBM has been the leading recipient of U.S. patents for 18 consecutive years and is committed to licensing intellectual property to encourage innovation and collaboration,” said Ken King, general manager, Intellectual Property and vice president of Research Business Development, IBM. “This patent cross license with BlueCat Networks will provide a foundation for organizations to prepare for IPv6 with IP Address Management (IPAM). ”

BlueCat Networks’ IP Address Management solutions provide an essential technology for helping organizations transition to IPv6, reduce IT management costs, launch new IP-dependent services including virtual data centers and clouds, and manage network growth and change.