Sunday, February 27, 2011

5W™ Inc.

What happens when you input data into your computer and it magically turns into information?

5W™ is a SaaS delivery based Microsoftcentric range of work-flow management products.

Your entire data and all the services are hosted on high capacity servers and you get to access the data and services whenever you want through the internet.  Just like on-demand cable/satellite services, 5W™ is poised for on-demand computing.

5W™ will be presenting at the Miami International Investment Conference on March 12, 2011 at Eden Roc Miami Beach.  Please register free -->HERE<-- to attend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Capital Markets Revival across America with the Miami International Investment Conference

SOURCE: Miami International Investment Conference

Brokers, Venture Capitalists, Institutional Investors and Accredited Investors Are Encouraged to Register to Attend

Recent successes of the San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC) will spread across America’s Southern markets with the Miami International Investment Conference (MIIC) on March 12th, 2011.

SDIC and MIIC Founder Patrick A. Howell reports of the capital market events, “Nearly $60MM in funding opportunities from our inaugural SDIC conference in December, with over 50% of presenting companies reporting a funding event as a direct result of their presentation at our conference and nearly 70% reporting a return engagement.  These are results companies can take to the bank.   Or, even better, further capital formation and growth development.”

Mr. Howell continues, “The February 21st Century Microcap Energy Conference reported excellent results as well with 100% of our firms being followed up with ‘ACME’ retail broker dealers or ‘Joe’ angel and accredited investors.   Multiple checks that were written at the February Torrey Pines event and would like to have 100% of our presenting firms funded directly by our conference or increased market participation reported within one fiscal quarter.   We will, as America, continue to strive for excellence. ”

Raymond Oliver, MIIC Executive Director, also notes, “The American Economy’s recovery dovetails succinctly with emergence of capital formation as well as investment conferences as Financial Services Exchange, the Money Show and the Southwest Investment Association as dominant players in their respective markets.   These conferences are market plays in the best traditions of Wall Street.  America Capitalism is, bar none, the citadel for the rest of the world… including Brazil, Russia India and China.”

Mr. Oliver concludes, “We are proud of the diversity of our line up that represent the tremendous growth sectors of  Renewable Energy, American Oil and Gas, Education, Technology and Education sectors, according to analysts the next or continued growth sectors of our markets.”   A partial list of MIICs March’s presenters includes:

Aztec Solar Power ( Unable to make the SDIC Energy event in February due to in climate weather conditions, Aztec Solar Power will headline the MIIC inaugural conference for a return engagement.   Aztec Solar Power’s CEO Jerry Wenger reported $122MM in contracts in 2010 and is considered to be the number one solar provider for the mid-Atlantic region.

K&M Oil and Gas, also a return engagement from brother conference SDIC, is currently located in the Illinois/Indiana basin.  K&M Oil, LLC owns 9 wells and will be drilling 2 new ones on the existing field that access a new deposit.  The fund pays out 90% of its net income, figured into quarterly payments.

5W™Inc. based in Florida is a Microsoft-centric SaaS based delivery solution focused on workflow clarity (information in context vs. data) developed by the leadership of the most successful OMG group of the 90’s. Simple to use but reactive to customer’s stated demands, via “under the covers” sophistication, priced to be affordable and deliverable to all, it has emerged at the perfect time to bring the cloud to earth for business folks everywhere.  5W delivers a range of affiliated revenue streams, minimal overhead (key company guideline) and a revolutionary, incented partnership program that brings the largest and broadest logistical partner base in the world to work with us because it’s in their best financial interest. When you couple that with the largest R &D support team available (budgeted at $15 billion a year for this environment) enhancing our product with each new improvement they apply to their product line, we are well positioned. Led by an Inc. Magazine entrepreneur of the year, the most logical question remaining is not if, but how much, money they will make.  

AmeriTech College ( is the largest for-profit nursing college in the State of Utah - two campuses with over 70 faculty and 350 students.  The school was founded in 1979 as an Allied Health Career College.  Since current ownership took over in 2006 and introduced its nursing program, the college has increased revenues by over 440% going from a $350K EBITDA loss to over $2M in EBITDA year ending June 30, 2010.  Due to the unprecedented demand for qualified nurses nationwide, AmeriTech is taking its proprietary process called "Campus in a Box" to additional markets in the Intermountain West.

MIIC Inaugural Keynote Speaker Joseph Scime, commenting upon compliance and regulatory integrity. "US Government Regulators are seeking to increase the credibility of our Capital markets with the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.  This will fundamentally change the interactions between boards and shareholders.  As well, the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by US Companies would create greater transparency and consequently provide US companies ease in obtaining capital and provide a greater international shareholder following.  In my opinion, companies looking to expand their shareholder base, increase liquidity and enterprise value will be handsomely rewarded by embracing IFRS and Dodd Frank." 

Shelly Fabian
Director of Marketing & Operations


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Microsoft Veteran Tapped for Key Unit



Nadella, a Top Engineer in Online-Services Unit, Will Succeed Muglia as Leader of Business Focused on Cloud Computing

Microsoft Corp. tapped a company veteran to lead its big server and tools business, highlighting the technology giant's confidence in the strength of its executive bench, even as it reshuffles its senior ranks.
Satya Nadella, a 19-year Microsoft veteran, will lead the company's $15 billion-a-year unit focused on cloud computing. He succeeds longtime executive Bob Muglia, who said in January that he will leave the company this summer.
Bloomberg News
Satya Nadella, tapped to lead Microsoft's server and tools unit, is pictured at a Microsoft event in December.   In a statement Wednesday, Microsoft said Mr. Muglia will work with Mr. Nadella, a top engineer in the company's online-services business, as Mr. Nadella makes the transition to his new role.
Mr. Nadella's elevation comes after a year in which many long-serving executives left the company, which is based in Redmond, Wash. Those executives included chief software architect Ray Ozzie, business-division president Stephen Elop and entertainment and devices division president Robbie Bach.

In 2009, then-Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell departed, later re-emerging as finance chief at the restructured General Motors Co. Analysts said the decision to replace Mr. Muglia with an internal candidate underscores Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's confidence in both his team and strategy. In January, Mr. Ballmer told company employees that he had decided the server and tools unit, whose products range from database software to the Windows operating system for servers, needed new leadership.

James Ragan, an analyst at investment bank Crowell Weedon in Los Angeles, said the company has been successful in replacing business heads in the past. He pointed to the reorganization of the entertainment division that paid off with a strong reception for Microsoft's new Kinect motion-sensor game accessory.
"There is a lot of press about the point person in these business units," Mr. Ragan said. "But they have a capable staff in each business."

Crowell Weedon has a buy rating on Microsoft shares.

The server and tools unit is Microsoft's third-largest by revenue, behind its business and Windows and Windows Live divisions. In January, the unit reported that fiscal second-quarter earnings jumped 21% on a 10% increase in revenue.

Most recently, Mr. Nadella led engineering efforts in Microsoft's online-services division, which the company said "includes overseeing the technical strategy for one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world, spanning the company's search, portal and advertising platforms."

So-called cloud technology, which enables individuals and companies to access computer servers over the Internet or internal networks, has taken on growing importance to many tech companies.

Microsoft is using cloud computing for many of its internal functions already.

Separately Wednesday, Tim O'Brien, senior director of platform strategy for Microsoft, told the audience at a Stifel Nicolaus technology conference that "there would be 80%-plus of the company's applications running in the cloud in some form or fashion within the next three to five years."

In late-afternoon trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Microsoft shares were down 21 cents at $28.07. The stock has gained about 23% in the past year.

— Matt Jarzemsky contributed to this article. Write to Steven D. Jones at

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dreams, Inc. Partners with Chicago Bulls

Source: Dreams, Inc. 

Dreams, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DRJ), the vertically-integrated leader in the licensed sports products industry, announced that it has partnered with the Chicago Bulls to launch the team’s official updated online store, The deal marks Dream’s second alliance with an NBA team following the successful web syndication with the Washington Wizards last year.

The deal gives fans the extensive array of retail Bulls products and sports memorabilia that is the hallmark of Dreams, Inc., including apparel, headwear, gifts, novelties, home d├ęcor and collectibles, as well as a custom Adidas jersey program. The Chicago Bulls will be reaching out to fans through extensive database marketing, enhanced social media, in-arena visibility and traditional radio and print media.

“We are delighted to work with Chicago Bulls, one of the most recognized franchises in the NBA, and to offer our sophisticated technology to enhance their fan shop,” said Kevin Bates, Dreams Retail President and FansEdge Founder. “Executives at the Chicago Bulls recognized our leadership in the world of proprietary E-commerce technology, and understood how much of a positive impact we can have on their customer experience and bottom line.”

The Bulls new Fan Shop was launched on October 25, 2010.

Dreams has had tremendous success partnering with various industry leaders, including NFL teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Diego Chargers, college powerhouses such as the University of Texas and the University of Miami.

“Dreams provides a wonderful product offering, fast order fulfillment and shipping, and stellar customer service for our fans,” said Steve Schanwald, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Chicago Bulls. “Additionally, Dreams account team is dedicated, creative and extremely knowledgeable which is essential for the success of our partnership.”

DREAMS, INC. trades under the ticker symbol: NYSE Amex: DRJ