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Sarah Cutler

October 1, 2011

“The outdoor industry has been resilient during recession times, and that dynamic, combined with the popularity of the active outdoor lifestyle, has fueled even higher interest in Outdoor,” says Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer show director. “The technology, innovation and youthful energy evident at the show is exactly what businesses want to be a part of.”

 

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Lindon - ACCESSDATA released AccessData ECA (AD ECA), which offers processing breadth, filtering and analysis tools, and expanded exporting options. AD ECA comes in three options, including two appliance-based versions, one of which includes a near-native viewer, and a software-only version that offers unlimited processing potential. The company also released its Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) 4.4, a stand-alone cell phone forensics software solution that integrates seamlessly with the leading computer forensics technology, Forensic Toolkit. MPE+ 4.4 decrypts locked iOS file systems and extracts data from rooted Android devices.

Lindon - SIGNAL PEAK VENTURES formed a new fund focused on early-stage investment opportunities in the Intermountain region. The fund is backed by a syndicate of limited partners led by STEPSTONE GROUP. Simultaneously with its formation, Signal Peak acquired substantially all of the venture capital assets of THE CANOPY GROUP.

Provo - HUMLESS offered its Sentinel emergency power system with solar kit to the American Red Cross for emergency storm relief efforts during Hurricane Irene. Sentinel is an all-in-one alternative-fuel power system that combines a 10-year shelf life and long-lasting charge time with less than 5 percent loss of stored power per year. The company also launched its “Light the Night” initiative to bring solar-generated electricity to off-grid communities and rural medical clinics both domestically and abroad. Reliable electricity to rural clinics will power lighting, refrigeration and other life-saving devices.

Provo - VIVINT opened an onsite health clinic for employees and their families. In addition to the new clinic, Vivint offers onsite fitness facilities, a basketball and outdoor volleyball court, and free, healthy meals at the Vivint Café. The company also opened a smart grid training center in Austin, Texas, to prepare technicians for full-scale AMI deployment, including the installation of home area network and load control devices, EV chargers and more.

Provo - ADAPTIVE COMPUTING released Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1, a cloud decision engine that features extended dynamic cloud capabilities, accelerates workload management processes, maps and manages service component relationships to improve reliability, and consolidates cloud event reporting. Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1 is a multi-dimensional decision engine that considers multiple factors and priorities and makes complex decisions.

Provo - INVISUS launched iDefend Business, an identity theft protection service specifically designed to protect entrepreneurs and their businesses against business identity theft and fraud. iDefend Business provides affordable monitoring and identity restoration services previously unavailable to smaller companies.

Provo - TAHITIAN NONI INTERNATIONAL received the “Healthiest Companies in America” award from Interactive Health Solutions. The award recognizes the health and well being of employees and encourages corporations and individuals to take responsibility for their health.

Alpine - Mentor capital firm SAGECREEK PARTNERS signed two new clients, SILVERSPORE and NEXTHINK. SageCreek Partners will work with the two companies to align their product portfolios with their go-to-market and business requirements and provide strategy to assist in building a sales pipeline.

Orem - Sen. Mike Lee and Gov. Herbert spoke at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the SECURITYMETRICS building at 1275 W. 1600 North in Orem. SecurityMetrics partners directly with banks to help business owners implement security requirements, reduce their chance of a data compromise and keep customer information secure.

BYU MBA Receives High Marks

Provo - An MBA from BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY is well worth the opportunity cost and risk, according to Forbes magazine’s biennial list of best business schools. The BYU program placed 15th for return on investment, one spot ahead of its 2009 position.

“Marriott School students graduate prepared to contribute at some of the top institutions around the world,” says Gary Cornia, dean of the Marriott School of Management. “These organizations return to hire year after year because of the maturity and integrity of our students.”

Forbes sampled thousands of 2006 MBA graduates from schools around the country to compare their current salaries to what they earned before school. The magazine reports the total return on investment after subtracting what a student’s salary would have been and the total cost of attending, including tuition and foregone compensation.

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