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SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2016 – The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today’s technology and services organizations, has released another chapter preview of its upcoming book, Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business, due to publish this May. Chapter 9 of the new book, called “The Case for Managed Services,” discusses how standing up a managed services (MS) business can be a gateway for technology companies to enter into the XaaS (X-as-a-Service) marketplace.

Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business, by TSIA executives Thomas Lah and J.B. Wood, was written to provide technology companies with the industry background, frameworks, and action plan they need to grow and scale a profitable technology-as-a-service (XaaS) business. Chapter 9 of the book, “The Case for Managed Services,” details the growing need for technology companies to add a managed services offer to their portfolio, and how managed XaaS offers a stepping stone for companies migrating from a legacy business model to the cloud with the added benefit of creating a profitable new revenue stream.

“Managed services is the fastest growing service line in the technology industry,” said co-author and executive director of TSIA, Thomas Lah. “There is an immense opportunity for companies to grow their service revenue by adding a managed XaaS offer into their portfolio, and it shouldn’t be ignored.”

This chapter provides readers with a background of the trends occurring within the technology industry that are driving the need for managed services, which includes the increased demand for service-based consumption models, also known as X-as-a-Service (XaaS). With changing customer preferences for how they want to consume technology coupled with new expectations of their suppliers to provide business outcomes rather than simply technology solutions, “The Case for Managed Services,” encourages technology companies to invest in managed services offers as part of their portfolio.

“The cloud is deeply intertwined in managed services right now,” said VP of managed services for TSIA, George Humphrey. “With more companies switching to cloud business models, if your company doesn’t already have a managed XaaS offer, you’re already falling behind the majority of the industry.”

Chapter 9 of Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business, “The Case for Managed Services,” is available for download on the TSIA website at http://info.tsia.com/chapter-preview-the-case-for-managed-services-and-xaas-offers. For more information about other books by TSIA, visit https://tsia.com/research/books-by-tsia.html.
About TSIA
The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to advancing the business of technology and services. Technology services organizations large and small look to TSIA for world-class business frameworks, best practices based on real-world results, detailed performance benchmarking, exceptional peer networking opportunities, and high-profile certification and awards programs. TSIA corporate members represent the world’s top technology companies as well as scores of innovative small and mid-size businesses in four major markets: enterprise IT and telecom, consumer technology, healthcare and healthcare IT, and industrial equipment and technology. TSIA’s editorial blog, Inside Technology Services, is widely recognized by technology service professionals for providing thought leadership and insights into industry trends and best practices. Visit us at www.tsia.com, follow us on Twitter @TSIACommunity, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Google +.

TSIA Media Contact:
Trisha Bright
Vice President, Marketing
858-674-5491
trisha.bright@tsia.com

Dev-BootcampSan Diego, CA (September 30, 2015) – Dev Bootcamp, the pioneer of the immersive coding bootcamp, is coming to San Diego. Applications are now open for the first 19-week (9 weeks remote, 9 weeks immersive, 1-week career training) intensive program that begins on November 9 at 707 Broadway, Suite 800.

“We can’t wait to hit the ground running in San Diego. The city has been building an economy based on innovation for years, and with such a great community of software companies and developers, San Diego shows all the signs of a city that is about to experience tremendous growth,” said Kevin Solorio, program director of Dev Bootcamp’s San Diego campus. “Prospective Dev Bootcamp students will find the developer community here extremely welcoming and open to mentoring and helping them achieve their goals.”

A new report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research finds that technology companies make up over 11 percent of payroll jobs and over 20 percent of total wages in San Diego. According to Glassdoor.com, there are over 5,500 open coding jobs in San Diego.

“We are confident that Dev Bootcamp will play a critical role in helping our regional economy grow and prosper. Our highly trained and educated workforce is one of the greatest strategic advantages San Diego possesses over other regions, both nationally and globally,” said Erik Caldwell, economic development director, City of San Diego. “Feeding the continued growth of this talent pool is something both business and public policy leaders see as a strategic imperative for our continued economic expansion. We would much prefer to see San Diegans getting trained for jobs in our own tech community rather than companies having to recruit talent from other regions. Dev Bootcamp helps accomplish that.”

Using input from past students, instructors and employer partners, Dev Bootcamp has continued to innovate on the program that effectively takes people with little to no practical coding to job-ready full-stack web developers in a matter of months. The 19-week program – 9 weeks guided remote learning, plus 9 weeks intensive on-site project work and 1-week career preparation – teaches students how to master the technical applications of trending web development languages and to develop the conceptual understanding of software development, so that they can quickly learn new languages as the need arises or as the market changes. Multiple learning modalities such as lectures, pair programming, group projects, and individual challenges are used to optimize student engagement.

The program’s unique “whole-self” approach to learning ensures that its students graduate with not only solid technical skills, but also an enhanced sense of self, and interpersonal skills like practicing empathy, giving/receiving feedback, and projecting leadership confidence, which enable them to work well in diverse teams.

Dev Bootcamp alumni who now work in San Diego attest to the importance of bringing the program to Southern California.

“While I was a student at Dev Bootcamp, I not only learned the tech skills that were part of the curriculum, but I also learned skills to help me adapt to any development environment I might face throughout my career,” said Charlie Dibble, a Dev Bootcamp alumnus currently employed in San Diego. “My current position as a software engineer has me working with an almost entirely different set of technologies than what is taught at Dev Bootcamp, but the immersive experience at Dev Bootcamp prepared me to quickly learn the other tech stack I come across. Bringing Dev Bootcamp to San Diego will bring more people with these skill sets to an already thriving tech community.”

Dev Bootcamp has graduated more than 1,700 students since it was founded in 2012, making it one of the largest bootcamps of its kind. After graduation, Dev Bootcamp focuses on maintaining engagement with its graduates through its active alumni community, inviting many alumni to engage as coaches and mentors for new students, celebrating new jobs that graduates land after the program, and offering perks like tickets to events and conferences.

For more information about Dev Bootcamp’s expansion to San Diego, contact Chris Nishimura at chris.nishimura@devbootcamp.com. To enroll in a course, visit http://devbootcamp.com/locations/san-diego/.

About Dev Bootcamp

Dev Bootcamp pioneered the short-term, immersive developer bootcamp, a model that transforms beginners into highly employable web developers in a matter of months. The 19-week curriculum teaches the technical skills people need to work as a web developer, but also the functional and emotional skills that are critical to working in dynamic, cross-functional engineering teams. With more than 1,700 graduates to date, and locations in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, and New York City, Dev Bootcamp continues to lead the industry through innovation and expansion. Dev Bootcamp is owned by Kaplan, Inc. For more information, visit devbootcamp.com.

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Price PatrolSAN DIEGO — Earlier this month, Price Patrol, the only GPS-based, live inventory shopping app that lets users search the real time availability of the items they want, announced the launch of its new feature: in-app purchasing. The app, which launched in San Diego in 2014, is a search engine for live retail, allowing shoppers to search and compare the price and availability for over two billion products worldwide—both in stores nearby or online.

“Launching version 2.0 of Price Patrol is an important milestone because it showcases the app’s true potential; we’ve completely overhauled the app’s user experience and activated in-app purchasing, making it easier and more intuitive than ever before to get you the products you want, right when you want them,” said Vince Marconi, President and Founder of Price Patrol. “Whether you use the app to bargain shop for recurring purchases like diapers or are on the hunt for the most wanted toy this holiday season, Price Patrol is the go-to shopping companion.”

Here are just a few of the different ways Price Patrol makes locating products you want at a store near you seamless and convenient, with just a few clicks:

• With the app’s “My Radar” function, users can make a wish list in-app for their most coveted products. When the user is near a store that carries that item, they are notified of its price and availability.
• If you’re waiting for the price to drop on a certain something, the app will notify you once that item is in your ideal price range and at a distance you are willing to travel.
• On vacation to somewhere sandy and warm, but realize you forgot sunscreen? Open the app to view all of the stores close by that carry sunscreen and see real-time price and availability.
• If you regularly purchase the same brand of dog food like clockwork every month, a notification can be set so that you know which store in town is currently selling it for the lowest price.
• Purchase the item directly within the app, or have it waiting for you at the store to check it out in person before you buy.

Price Patrol is available for a free download on both iOS and Android devices. Learn more at www.getpricepatrol.com.

About Price Patrol:
Price Patrol is a one stop shopping discovery and price alert web and mobile application that does all the hard work of deal searching for you. The app constantly scans a growing number of over two billion items at over 500,000 retail locations finding the best prices on the items you want, when you want them.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lindsay Anthony
Olive PR Solutions, Inc.
(619) 930-9044
lanthony@oliveprsolutions.com

SAN DIEGO—July 8, 2014— Hashtag Ads has launched a new platform, currently in beta, where social influencers and advertisers can join forces to enhance their influence on the web. The platform provides an opportunity for anyone to embrace their power of social influence and utilize that potential to boost a company’s message — all while making some mula.

Hashtag Ads offers a sign-up option for social influencers, those who have a substantial presence via social media, and social advertisers, those who desire to strengthen their company’s social media presence by driving high quality traffic to their business or brand. Hashtag Ads pairs social influencers with relevant social advertisers, depending on their niche. Once matched, a campaign is developed and the advertisers’ message is circulated throughout the influencers’ social media networks. Hashtag Ads offers real-time metrics, allowing the advertiser to measure the increase of their revenue and social media presence from the campaign.

Designed with efficiency in mind, Hashtag Ads’ innovation allows ordinary social influencers to monetize their presence by coupling them with emerging businesses. Hashtag Ads beta platform is compatible with Facebook and Twitter, and additional platforms are in the works.

About Adboom Group, Inc.:

AdBoom Group, Inc. is a San Diego-based technology company focused on innovation in advertising and technology solutions for driving customer acquisition. With its wide network of social and native advertising channels, Adboom Group, Inc. has the ability to reach millions of people. From digital advertising, such as Hashtag Ads, to software suites, growing businesses has become the core focus and engine of the company’s success.

For more information, visit: www.hashtagads.com

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