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CT Tech/Media News – Hadapt funding, Tangoe acquisition, Jobs, more

In This Issue:  Geer Mountain Software Corporation Spotlight, Hadapt's New Funding, Tangoe Buys Telware's telecom, Jobs and More …

Startup Spotlight

Founded 18 years ago, South Kent-based Geer Mountain Software Corporation’s focus is on its Stat::Fit statistical software program, whichpromotes computer simulation and statistical evaluation within the realm of manufacturing and business productivity analysis. The data analysis software’s features include descriptive statistics, parameter estimates, goodness of fit tests, graphical analysis, random variate generation, export to simulation products and more.

Digital Media News

Connecticut’s Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will become the first place to receive Black Diamond Video’s Sapphire-QHD1 high-def conferencing solution. Geared for medical and commercial application use, the package offers bi-directional HD video and audio conferencing, unidirectional HD video and audio streaming, HD video recording, and HD image capture, which can also be incorporated into the company’s Integrated Digital Surgical Suite.

Norwalk-based Tauck’s newest travel experience is actually online with its newly launched website, designed with creative agency Isobar to enable Tauck consumers to connect, explore and share experiences online before and after their trips.

It’s that time of the year again for the West Simsbury-based Web Marketing Association’s Best Web Sites of 2011. A call for entries has been announced for the 15th annual international WebAwards, recognizing individual and team triumphs in the world of website design based on seven criteria. The deadline for entry in this year’s WebAwards is May 27, 2011.

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Tech News

In a cross-country alliance, Orange’s Tangoe, Inc. is teaming up with Californian network/IT advisory/cost-out provider Telwares, Inc. through the acquisition of the latter’s telecom expense management unit. Tangoe will become the new owner of Telware’s invoice management, call accounting and mobile device management operations including the related customers, support services, and staff located in Pueblo and Greenwood Village, CO and Parsippany, NJ.

Stamford-based Pitney Bowes launched its first mailing/shipping service employing cloud technology, pbSmartPostage. With the new service, businesses will be able to apply postage to letters and shipping labels and packages directly from any Internet-connected computer.

Norwalk’s Questionmark and Massachusetts’ Software Secure inked a technology agreement to enhance security of the Questionmark Perception assessment management system’s authoring, delivery and reporting capabilities. The addition of Software Secure’s Securexam Remote Proctor will enable remote monitoring and identity verification tools to be utilized for certification exams and other higher-stakes tests administered online.

Software News

Hadapt, a company born out of Yale ingenuity, raised initial financing to commercialize its analytical database research-based inventions in virtualized environments. Founded by Justin Borgman, Daniel Abadi PhD and Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski, this funding will enable the company to continue its software development for general release later in 2011.

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Management Moves

Sam Somashekar is going to the cloud…to Kaavo’s cloud application management employee team as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Previously Senior Director of Product Management at SunGard, the 17-year enterprise IT management veteran will work to increase the reach of Kaavo’s public, private and hybrid cloud applications and services.

Job Opportunities

  1. Executive Producer (WFSB/WSHM) – Digital Content. Meredith. Rocky Hill, CT

  2. IT Intern Web Metrics & Analysis. ING. Windsor, CT

  3. Senior Software Developer. Valassis. Windsor, CT

  4. Software Developer – Engineering Applications. APS Technology. Wallingford, CT

  5. Senior Director International IT – Emerging Markets. Travelers. Hartford, CT

  6. IT Manager-SCM, Sourcing & Inventory. Gexpro. Shelton, CT

  7. Associate IT Project Manager. The Hartford. Hartford, CT

  8. Software Developer. UBS. Stamford, CT

  9. Software Developer and Software Test Specialist. Research In Motion. Milford, CT

  10. Web Designer. Clarus Marketing Group. Middletown, CT

  11. Software Engineer – Entry Level. Pitney Bowes. Shelton, CT

  12. Senior Software Engineer. Pitney Bowes. Danbury, CT

  13. Software Engineer – Web Application Java Developer. GE Energy. Plainville, CT

  14. Staff Software Developer. Fiserv. Wallingford, CT

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