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M-commerce provider SiteMinis adopts IBM cloud

BY Dan Berthiaume

Armonk, N.Y. – SiteMinis, a mobile Web technology and services provider, has adopted IBM Cloud services including SoftLayer infrastructure, enabling dynamic mobile applications and Websites that offer consumers an enhanced mobile shopping experience while cutting cloud hosting costs by 35%.

With SoftLayer, SiteMinis is able to deliver a comprehensive infrastructure platform at a lower cost, with improved ease of use and reliability. The SoftLayer platform empowers SiteMinis with the ability to have access to and monitor performance dashboard reports or instantly attend to a potential problem before it affects a client. In addition, support from IBM helps SiteMinis deliver timely, detailed status information to its end users.

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Buffalo Americas releases video surveillance solution

BY Dan Berthiaume

Austin, Texas – Buffalo Americas, a provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, is releasing the TeraStation 5200 Network Video Recorder (NVR) series with embedded support for Axis Camera Companion. The TeraStation 5200 NVR provides a complete turnkey video surveillance network attached storage (NAS) solution, offering redundant managed storage and recording for use in conjunction with Axis Communications network cameras and the complimentary Axis Camera Companion software.

Buffalo’s new NVR offering features Axis One-Click Camera Connection setup and can record and archive video footage from up to 16 Axis network cameras. Buffalo and Axis partnered to provide businesses and resellers with versatile, high-performance IP surveillance networks that can be set up and maintained during long periods of time, as well as deliver benefits of IP video such as HDTV-quality recording.

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L.L.Bean names Express CEO, Hannaford vet to board

BY Dan Berthiaume

Freeport, Maine – L.L.Bean Inc. has appointed two new independent directors to its corporate board. The new board members are Matthew Moellering, executive VP and CEO of Express Inc., and Hugh Farrington, former president and CEO of Hannaford Brothers Company.

"I am very pleased with the selection of these new board members,” said Shawn Gorman, chairman of the board of directors. “They bring a wealth of retail and business experience. As the board continues to focus on the overall governance and strategic direction of the organization, the addition of these new members will provide valuable outside perspective as well as additional business expertise."

In May 2013, shareholders approved a board that includes six L.L.Bean family owners, L.L.Bean CEO Chris McCormick and three independent directors. A search for the third independent director will commence this year.

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