Expert Product Management Bundle Now Available

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 2, 2008

The 280 Group, a Silicon Valley Product Marketing and Product Management consulting and services firm, today announced an unique bundle of their popular book, Expert Product Management, and its companion toolkit. The bundle is available at

The ‘Expert Product Management Toolkit Bundle’ includes all of the templates, knowledge, training and information that you need to make products more successful. It includes the book Expert Product Management: Advanced techniques, tips and strategies for Product Management and Product Marketing as well as four of the 280 Group Product Management Toolkits (Product Roadmaps, Launches, Beta Programs & Product Reviews). A total of 124 examples, plans and documents are included in MS Office format (Word, Excel & Powerpoint) templates, four narrated on-demand training presentations, samples, examples and white papers.

“The Expert Product Management Bundle offers the expert knowledge readers need and the tools, training and techniques needed to ensure product success in the market,” said Brian Lawley, the author. “From product planning to running effective launches it gives in-depth information about best practices and mistakes to avoid.”
“Brian Lawley has done a great job pulling together tangible and practical tools and tips that product managers can immediately put to use to increase the success of their product launches.”
Noel Adams, President, PhaseForward and President NorCal PDMA (Product Development and Management Association).

“Brian is an expert in the field of product management and marketing,” said Mitchell Levy, CEO of Happy About. “The overwhelmingly positive response to this unique bundle says a lot about Brian’s effectiveness as an author and a marketer.”

The bundle is available as a paperback and also in ebook format. The paperback is priced at $ 349.00 and the ebook is $ 339.00. For a limited time the ebook is being made available for free. The book is available from Happy About at

About The 280 Group
The 280 Group LLC provides Product Marketing and Product Management Consultants, Contractors, Training and Templates to help companies define, launch and market breakthrough new products. The 280 Group was founded in 1998 by Brian Lawley, a veteran marketing professional in Silicon Valley with over 20 years of Product Management and Product Marketing experience including holding positions as Product Manager for the MacOS Human Interface at Apple, Director of Java tools at Symantec and Director of Product Marketing at Whistle Communications (acquired by IBM). For more information please visit

About Happy About?
Happy About? books deliver wisdom. Our books are smaller, compact, high-impact reads that are typically 80-150 pages and are delivered in paperback, eBook, or podbook format. Visit Happy About for more info. For quantity discounts, please contact the publisher, Mitchell Levy at – 408-257-3000.

eHire Supports Local Technology Community through the Atlanta Spring User Group

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011

In todays economy, keeping ones skills sharp is more important than ever. Technology professionals are constantly being told to make sure they are staying as relevant as possible, especially in the Information Technology industry where tools and trends are changing rapidly. In the IT community, many professionals stay up to date with different technologies through local user groups. eHire sponsors and organizes one of those user groups, the Atlanta Spring User Group, focusing on the SpringSource suite of products.

A users’ group (also users group or user group) is a type of club focused on the use of a particular technology, usually (but not always) computer-related[They] meet regularly to discuss the use of computers, share knowledge and experience, hear from representatives of hardware manufacturers and software publishers, and hold other related activities. The idea for the Atlanta Spring User Group was born when eHire was helping one of their largest clients find top Java development talent with expert knowledge of the Spring Framework. While connecting with prospective Java developers, it became clear that there was a lack of Spring-related resources and community.

The Atlanta Spring User Group, commonly referred to as ASUG, has a simple mission statement: ASUG is the first user group created to support the growing Spring community in the Atlanta area. Kate Clark, the organizer and founder of ASUG explains, The idea for this group came about while I was trying to connect with the top talent in the local Spring community. I quickly realized there were no groups designed specifically to support Spring professionals. So, eHire encouraged and helped me to get ASUG off the ground.

The Atlanta Spring User Group has grown to almost 300 members since their first meeting in March 2010. Meetings have covered topics ranging from guides for beginners to advanced demonstrations given by the developers who created those SpringSource technologies themselves. eHire provides the meeting space, funding, pizza, and prizes that are given away at each meeting. At an average meeting, one can find up to 40 IT professionals networking and discussing technology before the presentation begins. Every presentation is an in-depth look at a product or solution from the SpringSource suite followed by Q&A and other open dialogue. Michael Campbell, a Software Architect who has been attending ASUG since the first meeting says, Organization is excellent (food, drink, door prizes!), as are the accommodations. The discussions and Q&A are on target, focused and germane; it’s nice to be in a room with so many smart people! Looking forward to more of these.

As eHire moves into its third year and ASUG approaches its second, there are exciting things planned for both. The Atlanta Spring User Groups meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every other month with the next meeting being held on Tuesday November 29th. Please join them at the eHire offices in Buckhead to learn more about Cloud Foundry and hear highlights from the SpringOne 2GX 2011 Conference.


MyEclipse Sees Green, Announces Near-Zero Carbon Footprint Initiative

Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) August 6, 2008

Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today their commitment to being a company with a near-zero carbon footprint.

“Genuitec has been an environmentally-conscious organization since its inception,” said Maher Masri, CEO for Genuitec. “We’re happy to publicly address our commitment to minimize our impact on the environment as well as provide our customers with a great product and dollar value. By doing so, we’re able to address the two pressing issues of the day: economic uncertainty and environmental responsibility.”

Genuitec demonstrates their commitment to environmental responsibility in many ways. First, as a virtual organization, Genuitec does not contribute to gas pollution by requiring employee commute times. It also eliminates the high energy costs of maintaining an office space. Second, all Genuitec company communications, conferences, meetings and Webinars are virtual, which makes the organization practically paperless and minimizes further environmental impact. Third, by providing downloaded products and not physical media, Genuitec is able to save plastic wastes and virtually eliminate mailing/delivery costs and materials. All of these efforts combined means Genuitec saves over 70 metric tons of CO2 per year from entering the atmosphere.

As a participant in many conferences across the world, Genuitec does create a carbon footprint through air and auto travel – two of the largest culprits in greenhouse gas emissions. To offset this factor, Genuitec has joined with the Foundation to become a “CarbonFree Business”, certifying Genuitec’s full carbon offset. By participating in carbon offsetting, Genuitec invests in clean, renewable energy and negates the environmental impact of corporate travel and other ancillary business emissions.

“Sustainability should concern companies of all different shapes and sizes, which need to make clear, auditable commitments to lowering their carbon footprint,” said James Governor, Principle Analyst at RedMonk. “Even software businesses have an impact, which is why it’s good to see Genuitec’s leadership here, with its ‘measure, then manage, then reduce’ strategy.”

Additionally, Genuitec is offering a special to anyone attending the MyEclipse training track at EclipseWorld. Genuitec will donate to the organization to offset any carbon footprints created as a result of traveling to the Washington D.C. area for the conference. Save some green by registering with the code “genuitec” and save $ 100 off your full-access passport and make the world a bit greener as well.

About MyEclipse:

Developers worldwide choose MyEclipse because it is the most affordable and comprehensive J2EE IDE and Web development tool suite for the Eclipse open-source platform. MyEclipse is the Eclipse plugin-based solution for all your UML, Ajax, Web, Web Services, J2EE, JSP, XML, Struts, JSF, Java Persistence, EJB, extended database support and application server integration needs. Online at

About Genuitec:

Genuitec, LLC, is a vendor-neutral, Eclipse-based company offering innovative Java and J2EE development tools. Genuitec offers training and expert consulting and development services for the Eclipse SDK and Rich Client Platforms. An original sponsor of Eclipse Plug-in Central, Genuitec joined the Eclipse Foundation early in 2003 and currently has an employee serving as an elected member of the board of directors, actively participating in the strategy development and direction of the organization. Genuitec LLC was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas. Online at

About is leading the fight against global climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to eliminate their climate impact and hastening the transformation to a clean energy future. Online at

About RedMonk:

RedMonk is the first analyst firm built on open source. Dedicated to providing high quality research at no cost, it believes that the dialog that follows is beneficial to the firm, its community and clients. Based in Denver, the company specializes in bridging open source, social media, and traditional enterprise IT. Its latest line of business is Greenmonk, dedicated to consulting on sustainability issues. Online at

Genuitec and MyEclipse are trademarks of Genuitec, LLC. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such. JRE, Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


Advanced Visual Systems to Release Full-featured Data Visualization Software for Android Mobile Platform

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011

Advanced Visual Systems (, OTC PINK: AVSC), developer of data visualization software used by leading corporations and software makers, has announced a Q1-2012 release of a pure Java edition of its popular OpenViz technology. The forthcoming Java release will enable mobile users to enjoy a more dynamic interaction with business intelligence data than is currently possible on tablets and smartphones and allow software developers to replicate the desktop experience of software applications that become marginalized in their effectiveness through a mobile deployment.

OpenViz is a powerful API (application programming interface) that consists of over 200 Java and Windows components that are used to import, analyze and visualize all types of corporate data. The software has been widely deployed in the field of business intelligence, risk management and customer analytics to exploit and present large volumes of data that are difficult to work with by less powerful visual analysis tools. The upcoming Android release will pass along much of the differentiating power of OpenViz to the mobile platform offering the flexibility, functionality and stability of a traditional Java development experience.

Distinctive features of OpenViz include a versatile in-memory data processing system, the ability to work with extremely large datasets, a vast library of charting and interactive techniques, unprecedented control over the look, feel and behavior of data visualizations, and a powerful renderer that produces 2D and 3D images that can be delivered to end-users in a variety of browser-based and desktop configurations. First released in 1999, OpenViz is one of the most comprehensive data visualization technologies available to corporate and OEM teams creating advanced analytic applications.

According to Anoop Chatterjee, CTO of Advanced Visual Systems, OpenViz for the Android will definitely change the perception of what data visualization is all about on a mobile device. We are packaging our twenty years of data visualization know how and keen understanding of what end-users want and need in a mobile experience into this release, empowering our Enterprise and OEM clients with the ability to create game-changing applications.

About Advanced Visual Systems Inc.

Advanced Visual Systems Inc. ( provides industry-leading, interactive data visualization software and solutions that help business, scientific and engineering users gain critical insight from all types of data. AVS’s complete line of software products speed decision-making by bringing information to life using the latest in graphics, Web-based and interactive technologies on all major computing platforms.

Information from Advanced Visual Systems Inc. may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in the company’s public filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.