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Market Acceptance of Grid Computing Continues As the Technology Enters Commercial Mainstream, says Insight Research

Author: Insight Research Corporation
Dateline: Thu, 22 Jun 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Grid computing has penetrated well beyond the large research institutions that first developed the techniques required to virtualize computing resources and has entered the early adoption phase of mainstream commercial computing, says a new market research study released by the Insight Research Corporation.”



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BOONTON, NJ - June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Grid computing has penetrated well beyond the large research institutions that first developed the techniques required to virtualize computing resources and has entered the "early adoption" phase of mainstream commercial computing, says a new market research study released by the Insight Research Corporation. Grid computing, a type of distributed system, makes it possible to share computing resources across networks, creating what amounts to virtual super computers.

According to the report, "Grid Computing: A Vertical Market Perspective 2006-2011," Insight estimates worldwide grid spending will grow from $1.8 billion in 2006 to approximately $24.5 billion in 2011. Grid spending was examined in 14 vertical industries, with much of the early adopter spending concentrated in the manufacturing and financial services industries.

While spending on grid technology is expected to increase at a compounded rate of almost 70 percent over the forecast period, the technology today is still very much in an early adoption phase. Most IT organizations have built their initial commercial implementation behind a firewall at a single corporate site.

"Though large telecommunications firms, including BT and Telefonica, have selected a grid middleware software partner to build out their service delivery capabilities, and a number of startups in grid have received venture capital, grid is still new to many IT organizations," says Insight Research president Robert Rosenberg. "The technology is still seeking widespread acceptance because using grid computing software is still a challenge, and the dominant standards remain somewhat unstable," Rosenberg concluded.

A free report excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information for "Grid Computing: A Vertical Market Perspective 2006-2011" can be found online at www.insight-corp.com/reports/grid06.asp

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Three Telecommunications Networks Now Thrive, But Only One to Survive, Says Insight Research

Author: Insight Research Corporation
Dateline: Tue, 13 Jun 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The wireless, Internet and phone networks that presently comprise the global telecommunications infrastructure will generate nearly $1.2 trillion in revenue this year, but according to a new market analysis report from Insight Research, there is a very real possibility that by the close of 2011 one of the three networks may come to dominate the others and thereby change the telecommunications revenue picture completely.”



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BOONTON, NJ - June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The wireless, Internet and phone networks that presently comprise the global telecommunications infrastructure will generate nearly $1.2 trillion in revenue this year, but according to a new market analysis report from Insight Research, there is a very real possibility that by the close of 2011 one of the three networks may come to dominate the others and thereby change the telecommunications revenue picture completely.

In this market research study, Insight examines three possible scenarios for future telecom revenue and subscriber growth: the three current networks evolve along current trajectories; the Internet comes to dominate all communications; or wireless communications dominate all communications. The study projects revenue and subscriber growth for each scenario over time.

According to the study, "The Future of Telecommunications 2006-2011," each scenario for future growth is based upon a shared set of verities: continuing growth in communications usage; users expecting greater flexibility and lower prices for their communications services, and spectacular near-term growth of video and other image services. For each scenario, the study also evaluates the impact of technology, regulatory, and business issues such as assets and depreciation, revenue growth or declines, and the impact of competition.

Each scenario yields a very different picture of subscriber and revenue growth for narrowband and broadband wireless and wireline services in each global region, though only $752 billion dollars of revenue separated the scenario with the greatest revenue potential from the scenario that generated the least revenue over the five year period.

"This study imagines the future of the telecommunication industry using a premise that everyone has considered: what if the Internet or my wireless provider is the only way I communicate five years from now? What would that mean for the worldwide communications industry?" asks Insight Research president Robert Rosenberg. "In this study, we develop detailed scenarios to describe how the worldwide telecommunications landscape will change. Surprisingly, there are not tectonic shifts in revenue-though subscriber growth and profitability were indeed vastly different," Rosenberg concluded.

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IP TV, Streaming Movie and Music Revenue Set to Explode, says Insight Research

Author: The Insight Research Corporation
Dateline: Fri, 21 Apr 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - Apr. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet or directly to a mobile handset is fast becoming a mainstream entertainment delivery vehicle that will generate more than $27 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the US markets by 2011, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation.”



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BOONTON, NJ - April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet or directly to a mobile handset is fast becoming a mainstream entertainment delivery vehicle that will generate more than $27 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the US markets by 2011, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Streaming media refers to the transmission of digital audio and video files over an IP network or wireless network in real time or on-demand, while prohibiting users from storing the files locally.

Insight's market analysis study, "Streaming Media, IP TV, and Broadband Transport: Telecommunications Carriers and Entertainment Services 2006-2011," describes the technology and market forces underpinning the network-derived revenues generated from distributing streamed content across the public Internet, content distribution networks, cellular networks, or telco IP networks. The study also estimates the revenue from the various types of content-derived revenues, along with associated advertising revenue. The streaming market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of nearly 32 percent over the next five years, driven by on-demand audio, on-demand video, as well as the accompanying advertising revenue.

"The US streaming media market has entered a growth phase, meaning it is experiencing realistic and sustainable growth," says Robert Rosenberg, Insight Research president. "The forecasts that we present are conservative and in line with current performance. If, however, per-stream costs drop faster then anticipated, we have quicker acceptance of IPTV, or improvements in 3G delivery take place faster than expected, it could blow the doors off of our forecasts, propelling this industry into explosive growth," Rosenberg continues.

Insight's report examines the following market drivers: licensing issues, broadband Internet access, mass-market demand, and enterprise usage. Forecasts include revenues for the US market by network services, including digital rights management (DRM), encoding, and performance measurement; and by content services, including advertising, music on-demand, Internet radio and video on-demand.

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Corporate Phone Bills Now One-Third Cellular, Says Insight Research

Author: Insight Research
Dateline: Fri, 17 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - Mar. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Spending by businesses on wireless telecommunications services accounted for nearly one-third the corporate bill for telecommunication services in 2005, says a new market research report from Insight Research. By the close of 2005, total US business spending on telecommunications services reached just over $132 billion, and by 2010 business spending is forecasted to grow to nearly $150 billion, according to the new research study.”



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BOONTON, NJ (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Spending by businesses on wireless telecommunications services accounted for nearly one-third the corporate bill for telecommunication services in 2005, says a new market research report from Insight Research. By the close of 2005, total US business spending on telecommunications services reached just over $132 billion, and by 2010 business spending is forecasted to grow to nearly $150 billion, according to the new research study.

Insight's newly-released market analysis report, Telecom Services in Vertical Markets 2005-2010, reveals that four industries-wholesale trade; financial, insurance, and real estate; professional business services; and communications-accounted for 70 percent of corporate wireline telecommunications expenditures in 2005. The industries spending the most on wireless in 2005 included: healthcare; financial, insurance, and real estate; and transportation. The study analyzes 14 vertical industries categorized by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, and focuses on corporate spending for wireline and wireless telecommunications services in each of the 14 industries.

"The mergers now reshaping the telecommunications industry signal an end to the price war in wired services, but revenue growth in wireline services is not forecasted to bounce back," says Robert Rosenberg, President of Insight. "Wireline revenue growth will be constrained by the growth of wireless spending, though that increase is going to be uneven across the various business sectors," Rosenberg concludes.

A free report excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information is available online at www.insight-corp.com/reports/vertical05.asp. This 118-page report is available immediately for $3,995 (hard copy). Adobe Acrobat (PDF) report licenses are also available. Visit the Insight web page, or call 973-541-9600 for details.




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As Enterprise Network Complexity Rises, Outsourcing to a Managed Service Provider Increases Savings, Says Insight Research

Author: Insight Research
Dateline: Fri, 24 Feb 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. managed services market will grow at a compounded rate of 22 percent over the next five years due to growth in all segments of the managed services value chain, says a new market study from Insight Research. In today's sophisticated communications environment, it is the managed service providers that are in the best position to assist the enterprise customer as the promise of new IP capabilities greatly increases management complexity. Thus, revenues associated with the managed services market will grow from $34 billion in 2006 to nearly $94 billion in 2011.”



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BOONTON, NJ (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. managed services market will grow at a compounded rate of 22 percent over the next five years due to growth in all segments of the managed services value chain, says a new market study from Insight Research. In today's sophisticated communications environment, it is the managed service providers that are in the best position to assist the enterprise customer as the promise of new IP capabilities greatly increases management complexity. Thus, revenues associated with the managed services market will grow from $34 billion in 2006 to nearly $94 billion in 2011.

Insight's newly-released market analysis report, "Managed Services in an IP World: New Opportunities for Wireless and Wired Networks 2006-2011," contends that carriers, service providers, equipment vendors, systems integrators, and specialist companies will all participate in the growth opportunities provided by this market. These opportunities include broader market growth, higher margins, centralization of support functions, and lower customer churn.

The study differentiates the following four segments of managed services: managed applications, managed data center services, managed LAN services, and managed WAN services. In addition to the revenue forecasts for these market segments, forecasts are provided for various market subdivisions, including managed IP VPNs, managed security services, managed VoIP, WAN extensions, managed hosting and storage, managed software as a service, and a number of other significant areas within the managed services domain. The report also provides Insight's survey of outsourced disaster recovery and storage management services by vertical industry.

"Because they can offer around-the-clock monitoring of network performance, improved application performance, and predictable service levels, managed service providers are in a unique position to expand their business in an effort to address the growth of this market," says Robert Rosenberg, Insight's president. "The most significant driver may well be the growth in the number of business locations or endpoints that connect to each other across a WAN. When you compare the growth of establishments to the growth of managed network connections, the increasing need for managed services is unmistakable."

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SIP Gateways, Wireless Gateways and Hybrid Fiber Gateways Boom as Worldwide Gateways Grow, Says Insight Research

Author: Insight Research Corporation
Dateline: Thu, 26 Jan 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOONTON, NJ - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Total worldwide sales revenue for signaling gateways, media gateways, media servers, and session border controllers is expected to increase at a compounded rate of nearly four percent over the next five years, says a new market study from Insight Research. This specialized equipment enables traditional phone networks to interconnect to and move data across the Internet. During 2005, nearly $2.2 billion worth of gateway technology was sold in global markets; by 2010, sales of new gateway gear will increase to $2.6 billion annually, according this industry research study.”



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BOONTON, NJ (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Total worldwide sales revenue for signaling gateways, media gateways, media servers, and session border controllers is expected to increase at a compounded rate of nearly four percent over the next five years, says a new market study from Insight Research. This specialized equipment enables traditional phone networks to interconnect to and move data across the Internet. During 2005, nearly $2.2 billion worth of gateway technology was sold in global markets; by 2010, sales of new gateway gear will increase to $2.6 billion annually, according this industry research study.

Insight's newly-released market analysis report, "SIP, SS7 and Gateways: A Transaction View of Next-Gen Operations 2005-2010," reveals that while global gateway sales will increase at a modest rate of just under four percent over the forecast period, SIP gateways, wireless gateways, and hybrid-fiber coax gateways will buck the trend and are expected to exhibit sales revenue growth rates in excess of 30 percent over the forecast period.

The study examines 11 types of gateways, as well as session border controllers and media servers, all of which are driven by similar market demand. The study forecasts unit demand and revenue by geographic region for SIP gateways, enterprise gateways, enhanced services gateways, wireless gateways, Internet telephony gateways, media gateways, hybrid fiber coax gateways, least cost gateways, CO trunk gateways, GR-303 gateways, and signal gateways. Worldwide unit shipments and revenues for session border controllers and media servers are also provided by geographic region.

"In the current investment climate, it is apparent that NGN deployment cycles are going to be pushed out several years, which means the gateway approach is a viable means to 'sweat' additional Internet-related service revenues from the PSTN," says Robert Rosenberg, Insight's president. "While unit shipments of gateways will increase at a healthy rate over the forecast period, worldwide sales revenue is showing only modest growth as competition beats down prices and IMS-compliant gear begins to grab a foothold by simplifying interoperability requirements and thereby reducing the need for gateways," Rosenberg concludes.

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Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2005 – Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company

Author: Sandra Jones and Company
Dateline: Fri, 13 Jan 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, OH - Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lehman Brothers' index of security stocks has exceeded the market's performance by twenty five percent since the end of 2003. Learn about public and private companies, new technologies, growth sectors and the changing security industry challenges in the 2005 Security Industry Annual Report. Authored by Jeff Kessler, Sr. VP at Lehman Brothers, the report reveals trends and drivers that will fuel future sustainable growth in 2006 and beyond.”



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CLEVELAND, OH (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lehman Brothers' index of security stocks has exceeded the market's performance by twenty five percent since the end of 2003. Learn about public and private companies, new technologies, growth sectors and the changing security industry challenges in the 2005 Security Industry Annual Report. Authored by Jeff Kessler, Sr. VP at Lehman Brothers, the report reveals trends and drivers that will fuel future sustainable growth in 2006 and beyond.

Released in November at the Securing New Ground(tm) conference in New York City, the 330 page report is the most comprehensive effort to date for Jeffrey T. Kessler, considered the "guru of Wall Street" on the subject. The report contains 185 tables and charts along with information on the size of key market sectors, projected growth to 2008, technological advances and market drivers.

"Security sectors that we feel are particularly well positioned over the next five years include video surveillance, identification, biometric identification, automated identification and RFID," according to Mr. Kessler who provides detailed perspectives on these sectors. Insights and perspectives on the evolution of the video market, access control, guard, background screening, systems integration, corrections, armoring and Homeland Security markets are also included. The report provides new metrics for valuating alarm monitoring and highlights companies (public and private) influencing change in the security market.

For the report's table of contents go to:
sjandco.com/2005SecurityReportTOC.pdf

Please direct orders and inquiries to Sandra Jones and Company at 440.285.4444, or becky@sjandco.com

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Lehman Brothers (ticker symbol: LEH), serves the financial needs of corporations, governments and municipalities, institutional clients, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. For further information about Lehman Brothers' services, products and recruitment opportunities, visit their Web Site at: www.lehman.com.

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Sandra Jones and Company is a security industry resource and consulting firm that provides information, strategy, marketing and introductions, which enable suppliers and investors to optimize their investment and market potential. The Company is a co-founder of Securing New Ground? For more information, go to www.sjandco.com or www.securingnewground.com.





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PricewaterhouseCoopers Analysis: Domestic Use of Chips in China Escalates Rapidly

Author: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Dateline: Tue, 10 Jan 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN JOSE, CA - Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Domestic consumption of semiconductors in China now represents at least 40% of total integrated circuit (IC) consumption in China, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject. The report states that total semiconductor sales destined for domestic end-users in the Chinese market totaled $16.8 billion in 2004, the most recent year for which data are available.”



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Review of 2005 statistics shows consumption of semiconductors for end products sold in China rose to 40% of total in 2004

SAN JOSE, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Domestic consumption of semiconductors in China now represents at least 40% of total integrated circuit (IC) consumption in China, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject. The report states that total semiconductor sales destined for domestic end-users in the Chinese market totaled $16.8 billion in 2004, the most recent year for which data are available.


Overall consumption of semiconductors in China (for both domestic use and export) accounted for nearly one fifth (19.6%) of worldwide semiconductor sales, or $41.8 billion in 2004, according to the same report. Only Japan, at 23.4 percent, outpaced China in semiconductor consumption.

At the same time, China accounted for 19 percent of new worldwide potential wafer-fab capacity created in 2004. However, continued growth in electronic systems manufacturing in China (where chips are used for production of PCs, mobile phones, and other systems) has resulted in a widening gap between IC production and consumption (for both the domestic market and export). This gap between production and consumption increased by $7.7 billion to reach $25.8 billion in 2004.

"While the increase in the semiconductor sales in China for domestic consumption is very impressive, it still represents a relatively small percent of total sales," explains Raman Chitkara, Global Managing Partner of Semiconductor Industry Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Domestic consumption by the Chinese market has yet to become a driving consideration for semiconductor manufacturers."

The 2005 update to China's Impact in the Semiconductor Industry evaluates the current status of the semiconductor industry in China, assesses geographical and product category demand, reviews shifts in the semiconductor value chain, and concludes with a consideration of the three different IC production growth scenarios. To obtain a copy of the 55-page report, visit www.pwc.com/techcenter.

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The Easy Gift Choice Gets Easier Online: Gift Cards and Certificates Research Study

Author: Web Mystery Shoppers International Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 01 Dec 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “EDMONTON, AB - Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gift cards are becoming a holiday gift of choice, and retailers are finally making it easy to buy them online. A study of nine leading websites by Web Mystery Shoppers International Inc. has found big improvements over the past two years for people wanting to buy gift certificates online”



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EDMONTON, AB (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gift cards are becoming a holiday gift of choice, and retailers are finally making it easy to buy them online. A study of nine leading websites by Web Mystery Shoppers International Inc. (www.webmysteryshoppers.com) has found big improvements over the past two years for people wanting to buy gift certificates online.

(c) Send2Press"Two years ago you really had to hunt at most sites to find out if and how you could buy a gift certificate," notes company founder and website usability expert, Tema Frank. "But now at every site tested people ranked the experience of shopping for a gift certificate online better than shopping for one in-person."

Even better for retailers, the research found that online gift cards can drive other sales on websites. "Every time we do this study we find that people get distracted and start looking at the merchandise too," said Ms Frank. "Imagine the power of saying to a shopper, 'Now that you've ordered a gift card for your friend, why not get a little something for yourself while you're here?'"

Other key findings:

- People want to be able to choose either electronically delivered gift certificates or mailed ones. Sites such as Sears.com, which only appear to have a mailed card option, register higher levels of user frustration.

- Consumers want to see what the gift certificate or card will look like. Some sites, like Wal-Mart even go so far as letting people chose their own card design, which makes the card giving experience more personal.

CDUniverse.com, Cooking.com, Crutchfield.com, Eddiebauer.com, GiftCertificates.com, Home Depot, Land's End, Sears and Wal-Mart websites were tested by 284 Web Mystery Shoppers(r) between October 28 and November 3.

A free executive summary of the research is available at www.webmysteryshoppers.com.


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CEOs Increasingly Use Spiritual Fitness to Achieve Business and Life Goals

Author: Pinnacle Forum America
Dateline: Wed, 30 Nov 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, IL - Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Corporate CEOs frequently depend on insights from a source outside themselves when making critical decisions. Seventy-two percent of 175 CEOs responding to a research study say they receive special insights into decision making that comes from the Holy Spirit. This is just one of several observations made by researcher Merrill Oster about his fellow CEOs, according to Pinnacle Forum America.”



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CHICAGO, IL (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Corporate CEOs frequently depend on insights from a source outside themselves when making critical decisions. Seventy-two percent of 175 CEOs responding to a research study say they receive special insights into decision making that comes from the Holy Spirit. This is just one of several observations made by researcher Merrill Oster about his fellow CEOs, according to Pinnacle Forum America.

(c) Send2PressOster, in conducting research for a doctoral dissertation, found that community leaders who spend an hour per week with their peers in Bible study and prayer are more likely to find greater satisfaction in achievement of life goals and in the development of leadership and character qualities. These findings on leaders and CEOs were reported in Scottsdale, Arizona at the annual partner meeting of Pinnacle Forum America, a ministry focused on changing America's culture by helping leaders find and pursue their God-given purpose and passion to serve others.

Oster's research, conducted as a doctoral candidate at the University of Phoenix, also indicated a positive correlation between spiritual exercise and the desired character qualities of honesty, humility, and the inclination to serve others rather than self. "In short, CEOs who spend more time in spiritual exercises with their peers are more successful in many areas of their business and personal lives," Oster told the group.

There is increasing data to support the idea that spiritual activities such as fellowship, Bible study, meditation, solitude and expressing forgiveness are associated with better health, greater life satisfaction, and an increased inclination to "give back" to society. Achievement of business, personal, and family goals are typical results according to Oster's paper. The Oster research also found that CEOs of privately held companies more frequently practice spiritual fitness exercises and achieve greater levels of honesty, humility, and service orientation than CEOs of publicly held companies.

Given the positive correlation between spiritual exercises and character quality, Oster's research suggests that Pinnacle Forum's formula of weekly peer-group studies or forums plays a key role in transforming leader character quality and changing the corporate cultures that have spawned scandals and corruption in many executive suites in the past decade.

Pinnacle Forum America sponsors local forums for CEOs and community leaders and provides a mechanism for men who share similar ideas to connect with others from across the nation on how to invest themselves in personal spiritual growth and cultural change.

For partnership information contact Dan Cano at Dan@PinnacleForum.com.

For research questions contact Merrill Oster at MOster@OsterInc.com.

Merrill Oster is the founder and former CEO of Futures Magazine, Future Source and Professional Farmers of America, financial information service firms that produced more than a billion dollars of customer revenues over a 35-year period.

Information: www.PinnacleForum.com



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