Kensington Announces Results of Productivity Trends Survey to Commemorate 5th Anniversary of Original iPad®

Despite advancements in technology, 35% say they are working longer hours than five years ago, 19% working over 50 hours a week

San Mateo, CA, March 30, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced the results of a survey conducted in February 2015, to see how much people feel the workplace has changed in the past five years. The announcement coincides with the 5th anniversary of the first sale of the original iPad, which has had a dramatic impact on productivity in the workplace since its introduction on April 3, 2010.

Kensington Appoints David MacLeod as Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCO Brands Canada

MacLeod to Manage Sales, Marketing and Product Management within the Canadian IT Channel Marketplace for Kensington Computer Products Division

San Mateo, CA, March 23, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced the appointment of David MacLeod as Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCO Brands Canada. As such, he will be responsible for channel sales, marketing and product management for the Kensington Computer Products division. The position was newly created within Kensington’s Canadian office as a strategic business unit inside ACCO Brands Canada. MacLeod will report to Bob Hodan, President and General Manager of ACCO Brands Canada.

StorTrends Steak and Storage Events to Educate Attendees on Best Practices for Leveraging Hybrid and All-Flash Storage Arrays in Their Environment

CIOs to IT Administrators Will Learn Firsthand from Solutions Engineers How to Leverage SSD Storage to Maximize Critical Application Performance for Databases to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

NORCROSS, Ga. – March 20, 2015 – StorTrends® today announced a series of Steak & Storage events to educate attendees on best practices for leveraging hybrid and/or all flash storage arrays in their environment. CIOs and IT administrators will hear from StorTrends solutions engineers firsthand as they discuss the advantages and potential obstacles of deploying Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays based on user requirements. Participants will learn how these solutions could affect critical tier one applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD technology while ensuring optimal performance in your environment.

Looking for someone to prepare your taxes — have you checked the cloud?

Author: KnownCircle

— As tax season rolls around this year, we’re thrilled to announce that you can now find highly recommended accounting and tax professionals on KnownCircle.

KnownCircle helps you quickly discover which companies your friends and family recommend. If you need a new tax accountant this year, you can head over to and find over 700,000 IRS-registered tax return preparers. Your friends and family that are already on KnownCircle, will have joined the “Circle” of the accountant they use. Their faces will show up in the search results, making your decision that much easier. You can also see how many referrals each accountant has from the broader KnownCircle community.

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Kensington to Showcase Tablet Cases for iPad Air® and iPad Air 2 At Back to School New Products Event

Industry Leader in Education Solutions Offers Wide Range of Cutting-Edge Products for Classroom Settings and Learning Environments

San Mateo, CA, March 17, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, will display its BlackBelt™ 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad Air® 2 and its KeyFolio Thin X2™ for iPad Air at a Back to School New Products event on March 25 in New York City at Hilton New York.

Drobo Unleashes Its Largest, Most Powerful Hybrid Storage Array

Certified for VMware vSphere 6, Major Enhancements Boost B1200i Storage Capacity by 400% and Performance up to 800%

SANTA CLARA – March 17, 2015 – Drobo, the award-winning maker of smart storage arrays for businesses and professionals, today announced major capacity and performance enhancements to the B1200i hybrid storage system designed for small-and medium-sized businesses. Featuring standard and hybrid storage configurations that automatically tier data between traditional hard drives and solid state drives, the Drobo B1200i delivers a level of automation and technical sophistication usually reserved for more expensive and complicated enterprise storage solutions.

StorTrends Releases New High-Performance All-Flash Storage Arrays at Industry’s Lowest Price Point

StorTrends 3600i Family Addresses the Needs of the Most Performance-Intensive Applications for Virtualized Environments, VDI and Mixed Workloads at Disruptive Pricing with Models starting at 50 Cents per Gigabyte

Premiering StorTrends 3600i Family of AFAs at CeBIT 2015

NORCROSS, Ga. – March 17, 2015 – StorTrends® today announced the release of the StorTrends 3600i Family of all-flash SAN arrays that have been designed to meet the demanding needs of performance-intensive applications at half the price of any other all-flash storage provider.

KnownCircle Expands Social Referral Network to Include More Than 700,000 IRS-Registered Tax Return Preparers Just in Time for Tax Season

New Social Referral Platform Enables Consumers to Easily Discover and Connect with Professional Service Providers Based on Trusted Referrals from Friends and Family in Their Social Networks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 16, 2015 – KnownCircle, a division of of SocialTwist, Inc., the leader in social referral marketing that drives referral programs for over 50 of the Fortune 500 brands, today announced that its social referral network has been expanded to include more than 700,000 members in the accounting and tax profession.

Transaction and Process

Author: Beagle Research, Partner Relationship Management

– Transaction and process are a couple of words that are often used interchangeably though they mean different things. They’re not opposites like jumbo and shrimp that would make an oxymoron. Transaction and process are a pair more like data and information. They’re related not as synonyms or antonyms but through a hierarchy. You can cultivate data into information and a transaction frequently happens at the end of a process – for instance, a sales process yields a sales transaction.

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Co-Investors Kennet Partners and Joe Wang Invest $17 Million to Acquire Majority Ownership of Leading SaaS-Based PRM Platform Provider TreeHouse Interactive

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – March 11, 2015 – TreeHouse Interactive™, the technology leader in SaaS-based partner relationship management (PRM), announced today that Kennet Partners and co-investor Joe Wang have acquired majority ownership of the software company. Wang, who has already made his mark in the Utah high-tech community as president and CEO of local software powerhouse LANDesk Software, will lead the fast-growing PRM market leader as the new chairman and CEO. The company’s sole shareholders Craig Flynn and Erich Flynn will remain with the company and collaborate with Wang in leadership positions in development and sales. Craig Flynn will continue to drive product engineering and innovation in his role as executive vice president of engineering. Erich Flynn will expand and lead the company’s sales efforts as chief revenue officer.