PAREXEL Launches IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System

London, 1 December, 2015 — PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today introduced IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). IMPACT Express provides a quick-to-implement, cost-effective clinical trial management solution to simplify clinical trial management and monitoring for small to mid-sized biopharmaceutical companies.

Clinical trials are the most expensive component of the drug development process. Use of a single, unified clinical trial management system plays a vital role in helping biopharmaceutical companies’ plan, track, record, and oversee the complex array of administrative, financial, site-related, and other activities that are critical for the efficient monitoring and management of clinical trials.

“PAREXEL developed IMPACT Express for biopharmaceutical and biotech companies in need of a scalable, rapid-to-deploy and cost-effective CTMS option to intelligently manage the complexities of clinical trials,” said Patrick Nadolny, Vice President of Product Management, Data and Analytics Services, PAREXEL Informatics. “By applying a process-driven approach to trial management and monitoring, biopharma companies will be better able to save time – and money – while simplifying their drug development journey.”

IMPACT Express draws on PAREXEL Informatics’ commitment to operational excellence and 20+ years of investment in CTMS innovations and process improvements coupled with the feedback and hands-on experiences of users around the world. Biopharmaceutical, medical device and research organisations of all sizes have used PAREXEL’s CTMS solutions to manage more than 25,000 trials.

About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. PAREXEL Informatics provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL has offices in 80 locations in 51 countries around the world, and had approximately 18,620 employees in the first quarter. For more information about PAREXEL International visit

PAREXEL, PAREXEL Informatics, and IMPACT are trademarks or registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation or its affiliates.

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Application Producers Are “Climate Change Deniers” According to New Flexera Software Report

Maidenhead, U.K., December 1, 2015 – Application producers are ignoring clear market signals that the business climate is changing, and are failing to automate business-critical Software Monetisation processes in order to prevent revenue leakage and maximise profits. 58 percent or respondents develop and maintain their own entitlement management systems (sometimes in conjunction with another solution). Similarly, 61 percent of producers have not adopted best-in-class licensing technology for all of their needs. Rather, they develop and maintain their own licensing systems in house.

These are the findings of a new survey report by Flexera Software, which clearly reveals that producers are aware of rapid change impacting their ability to make money from their software products, but they’re not adopting automated licensing and entitlement management systems that would protect them from those changes and enable them to be more agile, and grow revenues and profits.

In the software industry, specialised commercial Software Monetisation solutions help producers automate, manage and track customers’ use rights and the software license lifecycle—the front and back-offices. These systems automate software license management and back-office operations (entitlement management) and are specifically designed to help producers adapt to technology changes and build flexibility into their business models. However, only 23 percent, use a purpose-built third party commercial entitlement management system, 22 percent do nothing, and 19 percent use a proprietary, custom extension of their ERP/CRM system. For licence management automation, 17 percent do nothing, and only slightly more than a third – 35 percent – use a purpose-built commercial licensing technology.

Signs of Changes in the Business Climate Abound
Nevertheless, according to the report, producers are aware that rapid technology changes are impacting the business climate, creating opportunity and risk:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Opportunity For Producers That Can Adapt: 32 percent of producers said that today the IoT is having a high impact on customer satisfaction. Within 12-24 months, 16 percent say that the IoT will have a high impact on supporting new business models – meaning producers must adapt their businesses to capture the revenues and profits promised from the IoT – a proposition also supported by a recent Gartner report.
  • Cloud, Virtualisation & Mobile Impact Security Concerns: 38 percent of respondents said the cloud has a high impact on security concerns. 29 percent say that virtualisation has a high impact on security concerns. And 33 percent say mobile computing has a high impact on security concerns.
  • Customers Want to Buy Software Differently: Within two years, the number of producers who claim all their revenues are derived from a perpetual software license model will be nearly cut in half from 26% to 14%, and the number of producers who say half or more of their software revenues come from SaaS-based software subscriptions will rise significantly from 14 to 21%

Business Climate Changes Are Impacting the Bottom Line
Even while producers clearly understand the extent and breadth of the changes in the technology climate impacting their businesses – the survey suggests they haven’t yet widely built sufficient agility and flexibility into their businesses to adapt:

  • Producers Experiencing Massive Revenue Leakage: One measure of whether producers are effectively battling the impacts of business climate change is whether or not they are actually able to identify and recoup all the revenues due to them in accordance with their software license agreements. According to the report, software license non-compliance is rampant. 63 percent of producers say that customers are out of compliance – they’re using software beyond what they’re entitled to use.
  • Producers Unable to Optimise the Customer Experience: 58 percent of producers report difficulty enabling customers to manage their own software entitlements. 38 percent find it difficult to quickly package and bundle features to create different product versions in order to accommodate changing market needs or unique customer demands. And 33 percent find it difficult to support “try-and-by,” trial and/or evaluation licensing.

“Application producers lag far behind non-software industry counterparts that have long since automated critical operations with ERP, CRM and other mission critical systems. Many producers wrongly assume that because their ranks include software engineers and programmers, they can easily develop their own licensing and entitlement management systems in house,” said Mathieu Baissac, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. “But Software Monetisation is a highly specialised field that is constantly changing, which makes it virtually impossible for non-licensing and monetisation experts to adapt and scale as the business climate changes. The result, as the report findings illustrate, is that most producers are leaving money on the table because they aren’t sufficiently agile and the customer experience is being negatively impacted.”

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About This Report
This report is based on the 2015 Application Usage and Value survey, conducted by Flexera Software. The surveys were completed between November, 2014 and January, 2015, by more than 580 respondents from software vendors, intelligent device manufacturers and end-user enterprises. This annual research project looks at software licensing, compliance and installation trends and best practices.

About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimised software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to:

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xMatters enhances its Public Sector focus and secures accreditation as a G-Cloud Supplier

London, UK. – 1 December 2015 – xMatters, inc., a leader in communication-enabled business processes, has received accreditation from the Crown Commercial Service to trade on G-Cloud 7 in the UK’s Digital Marketplace. It can be found under the ‘Software As A Service’ Lot in the procurement framework, which went live on 23 November.

xMatters’ intelligent cloud communications technology automates communication processes, improves efficiency and reduces the amount of ‘noise’ that people are influenced by during a range of scenarios. For example, it improves communication during everything from IT incidents to civil unrest to operations of public facilities.

xMatters’ cloud-based platform can be applied across any scenario where communication processes need to be interpreted and automated to improve the speed and efficiency of communications around time-sensitive events. This latest accreditation means UK public sector organisations continue to have access to xMatters’ proven and cost effective cloud-based technologies.

John Duffy, Head of Public Sector at xMatters said, “In David Cameron’s ‘smarter state‘ speech, he outlined the importance of delivering a progressive government focused on reform, devolution and efficiency. ICT has an integral role to play in driving efficiency gains. However, what often prevents these gains from occurring is human intervention while managing processes and communications across the range of channels required to manage a time-sensitive event. What’s necessary, nowadays, is technology that enables teams to cost-effectively unlock the value that has been invested in their systems so that they can get on with their jobs. This is where the real gains are to be made, in automation.”

xMatters can be found on G-Cloud 7 at this link. Alternatively, please liaise with xMatters Head of Public Sector, John Duffy, via email at

About xMatters, inc.
xMatters’ cloud-based communications solutions enable any business process or application to trigger two-way communications (text, voice, email, SMS, etc.) throughout the extended enterprise during time-sensitive events. With over a decade of experience in rapid communication, xMatters serves more than 1,000 leading global firms to ensure business operations run smoothly and effectively during incidents such as IT failures, product recalls, natural disasters, dynamic staffing, service outages, medical emergencies and supply-chain disruption. xMatters is headquartered in San Ramon, CA with additional offices in London and Sydney.


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Medelinked Partners with Samsung S Health

Oxfordshire, December 1st, 2015 – Medelinked has been appointed a Samsung S Health partner and the Medelinked App is now available for Galaxy and other Android devices in Google Play via S Health –

Medelinked Samsung Galaxy home page
Medelinked Samsung Galaxy home page

Joining other S Health partners such as Cigna, Nike and Virgin Pulse, as well as existing Medelinked partners iHealth and Your MD, Medelinked now provides Samsung S Health Android app users with one place to manage their own and their family’s health and peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment at home or abroad, their secure medical history can be quickly and safely accessed and shared from their Samsung or other Android mobile device.

Record, connect and share
Medelinked enables individuals to record a range of medical details including allergies, conditions, immunisations, medications and tests and the ability to store clinical standard DICOM MRI scans and x-rays to complete their health profile as well as storing insurance and other documentation.

Using Medelinked individuals are also able to create personal and family health profiles online that are secure, locate healthcare specialists and connect and share their health records with their network of trusted health partners and providers (including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, insurers, clinical researchers).

Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data is accessed and enabling the provision of the best possible care, keeping individuals in control of their own health.

Medelinked Secure Cloud
Patients’ medical records are held securely using the Medelinked Health Cloud system. The user has sole control over the information that is stored and whether they wish any healthcare individual or organisation to view any part of their medical history.

The customer can also choose any information they would like to store in a password-protected Emergency Records area, which a chosen family member or colleague can immediately access in the event of an emergency.

Samsung S Health
Samsung launched S Health, which provides users with interactive and easy-to-use health management functions, on the Google Play store earlier this year. It supports Samsung Galaxy and all other Android devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

S Health also enables seamless connection with Samsung Gear wearables as well as Android measurement and management devices from vendors including Bontrager, iSENS, OneTouch, Polar and SD.

Built-in sensors in the Samsung Galaxy and Gear devices help track heart rate, steps, walking, running, cycling, hiking, sports, sleep, food, water, caffeine, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and Sp02 so that users can easily get a comprehensive overview of their health and fitness status using S Health. It can set fitness goals and provide charts outlining daily progress, with the app providing useful tips along the way.

S Health also supports over 70 languages, including English, French, and Chinese.

Front and centre of the Android ecosystem
Ian Gallifant, Medelinked founder and CEO, says: “We are now seeing a dramatic shift in healthcare – individuals have a heightened interest in their own wellbeing and are increasingly interacting with personal technology to manage their lives.

It starts with such health information being stored in an easily accessible way and provides users with the ability to add to their records and share information easily with the medical providers they locate and choose, to ensure the best advice is given based on previous history, wherever they are around the world.

This collaboration with Samsung means Medelinked is now front and centre of the Android ecosystem, bringing together the S Health platform and a host of sensors and devices to ensure personal, portable electronic health records are the way forward for improved healthcare and better outcomes in the future.”

App availability
The Medelinked App is available via Samsung S Store, from Google Play for Android devices and from the App Store for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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Further Information

Ian Gallifant
07879 994944

Jonathan Simnett
07976 227224

About Medelinked
Leveraging mobile technology and the cloud, Medelinked technology aims to increase health care effectiveness.

Medelinked Health Cloud and API is the leading platform already powering some of the best mHealth applications allowing developers to create a series of new applications that deliver real health benefits to the end user and healthcare professionals.

Using Medelinked individuals are able to create a health profile online that is secure and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health partners and providers (including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, insurers, clinical researchers).

Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data is accessed and enabling the provision of best possible care, keeping individuals in control of their own health.

Based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Medelinked was founded in 2005.

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors and LED solutions.

We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at and our official blog at

Web access to system messages helps IBM i administrators resolve operational problems faster

PETERBOROUGH, NH – November 30, 2015 – SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, has released a new web user interface for its AUTOMON for iConsole IBM i message management solution, allowing authorized system administrators to access the software’s centralized message console from any device with a browser. The extra flexibility helps operations personnel address potential IBM i problems faster by allowing them to access the system when they are on the move, or out of the office.

“The new web interface removes the need for 5250 terminal emulation sessions or dedicated PC interfaces to monitor and respond to important system events. Administrators can access our message console from just about anywhere, at any time, using any device that has a browser,” said Jim Fisher, SoftLanding Operations Manager. “Easier access helps system administrators to safeguard service levels by responding to potential problems sooner, before they start causing slow response times or application downtime. It also enables companies to save money by providing out-of-hours support without needing staff to be constantly on site.”

The new browser interface also allows administrators to classify messages by severity, type and other criteria and view them in separate displays, which provides faster access to critical messages.

For maximum responsiveness all messages are automatically displayed as they are generated, without requiring administrators to refresh the browser.

AUTOMON for iConsole, part of the AUTOMON® suite of automated operations software for IBM i systems, provides advanced message management capabilities for standalone and networked IBM i servers. The software improves system throughput, saves time and reduces costs through automated monitoring and response rules.

The AUTOMON for iConsole software can provide a single, consolidated view of messages from multiple IBM i systems across different locations while applying centralized access controls. To free up administrator time, the software can be configured to respond with automated actions or answers to specific messages.

Other software products in the AUTOMON suite include:
AUTOMON® for iSchedule v100
An IBM i advanced job scheduler that manages batch work on standalone or networked IBM i servers, all with a single point of control – satisfies enterprise scheduling needs with capabilities such as unattended backups, restricted task scheduling and controlled system IPLs (Initial Program Loads).

AUTOMON® for iMessage v100
IBM i automated messaging for message queue, application and job monitoring, notifying system administrators and support personnel when problems and/or specific events occur – allows users to receive automated alerts and to control IBM i servers remotely using email, Twitter and text messaging.

AUTOMON® for iSpool v100
IBM i full function spool file management, featuring extensive electronic document facilities such as report splitting, document management, spool management, distribution and archiving.

SoftLanding’s IBM i products and solutions are commercially available through UNICOM Global’s UNICOM Systems and Macro 4 divisions. For additional product information please visit


About SoftLanding® Systems
SoftLanding is a division of UNICOM Global, specializing in software change management, automated operations, and performance management solutions for the IBM i, System i, iSeries and AS/400 platform.

SoftLanding’s software change management solution defines and supports repeatable procedures for developing, deploying and maintaining IBM i, Web and multi-platform applications, across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC). The company’s automated operations and performance management solutions keep core business systems running at optimum levels and prevent unplanned application downtime. SoftLanding’s menu management solutions provide efficient, secure, flexible, and standardized access to corporate business applications running on IBM i.

About UNICOM® Global
UNICOM Global consists of more than forty (40) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in India, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers: UNICOM Global – Assets, capital and investment management UNICOM Systems – IBM Mainframe software products UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) – Government IT solutions UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform UNICOM Science and Technology Parks UNICOM Capital – Business and Financial Services solidDB – In-memory relational database management system U.S. Robotics – Data communications products Memeo – Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud Firetide – Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation DETEC – Document composition products SoftLanding Systems – IBM i software products Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) – Document Management products illustro – z/OS and z/VSE software products iET Solutions – ITIL ITSM software products Eden – Domino Notes and Open Systems products – Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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CloudNine PR
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University of Wolverhampton Awards £1.3M Digital Platform to Logicalis

Slough, UK, 30 November 2015 – The University of Wolverhampton has awarded a £1.3m contract to Logicalis UK, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, for the design and build of a software-defined compute, storage and virtualisation infrastructure to underpin the Digital Platforms Project, part of the University’s Digital Campus Transformation Programme. The platform – architected using Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware technologies – is a foundation project of the University’s digital transformation of services, resources and information to students and staff. The IT platform will also contribute significantly to the success of the University’s five-year £250m investment strategy.

“Logicalis is creating a highly automated and agile digital platform that will allow the University to adapt to market forces, and enable business transformation. This means scaling and delivering new services on-demand whilst remaining attractive to businesses seeking research partners, and students seeking the best quality of higher education,” says Dean Harris, Assistant Director ICT Infrastructure, adding, “the foundation has to be right, so that everything else aligns perfectly.”

Harris explains, “Members of our University community are voracious consumers of digital content, and consequently we have to evolve our culture and processes to remain competitive. Creating more opportunities to learn via interesting, relevant tools can help broaden and challenge the learning of students, and this is where we, the Directorate of Academic Support, can have the greatest impact on our students’ future.

“Logicalis’ platform gives us the opportunity to behave like an internal service provider, to build a portfolio of services tailored to the diverse needs of the University community, quickly and without adding operational complexity on the IT team. Being able to offer service choice but still maintain control is exciting. It’s a chance for IT to make a difference, to enable the University’s vision.”

Logicalis’ platform architecture approach, known as ‘IT by Wire’, provides a five-layer Software Defined stack that, for the University of Wolverhampton, blends infrastructure (HPE Hyper Convergence), virtualisation (VMware), automation (HPE OneView, HPE Helion), cloud integration and instrumentation (HPE Virtual Performance Viewer). The software-defined architecture helps organisations to automate the provisioning, control, management, and cost of IT services at speed, shifting department focus from operational fix to policy-driven decision-making in line with an internal service provider model.

Chris Gabriel, CTO at Logicalis UK, adds; “IT by Wire is designed to enable IT to deliver new services at the speed of business. For the University of Wolverhampton, this means shape shifting to meet the evolving needs and expectations of digitally immersed students, as well as supporting the University’s planned investment and adapting to whatever new opportunity or challenge is around the corner.”


Editor’s notes:
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About University of Wolverhampton

  • Based at campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford and education centres in Stafford, Burton and Birmingham City Centre, the University has over 21,000 students and 2,400 staff. In addition, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is home to tenant businesses and supports the development of innovative companies.
  • The University welcomes students from around the world and has regional offices in China, Malaysia, India, Oman, Nigeria and Cyprus. It has a branch campus in Mauritius and courses are also delivered with global partners in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, France and Cyprus.
  • It is investing £250 million over the next five years as part of the Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme. The ambitious plans to invest in education, training and economic growth include the £25 million Rosalind Franklin Science Building, the new £18 million Lord Swraj Paul business school building and the £65 million Springfield Campus, creating an international hub for construction excellence.
  • The institution’s excellent teaching and learning provision, which spans sciences, creative and performing arts, education, business and management, health and wellbeing, engineering and technology, law and social sciences, ensures 95% of graduates find employment.
  • Of the 13 subject areas entered in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, all had elements graded at the highest level as being world class. The University also entered more staff and more subject areas for assessment than previously.
  • In 2015 the University of Wolverhampton was awarded the highest possible accolade in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) higher education review. The report highlighted areas of good practice such as initiatives to raise aspirations and achievement for students and the University’s commitment to enhancing their employment prospects.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialised solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.5 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $6 billion.

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