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Coping With the Threat that Trumps Offshoring: Off-Peopling

Author: EraNova Institute
Dateline: Sat, 02 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. 'Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too,' says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. 'We need to adjust, and fast.'”



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Automation Survival Guide Issued by EraNova Think Tank - eBook Free Through April 30

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. "Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too," says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. "We need to adjust, and fast."

To help organizations and individuals do just that, EraNova is offering, free of charge, an eBook on how to survive automation and profit from it: "MIND OVER TECHNOLOGY: Coming Out On Top As a Wired World Starts to Run On Automatic." Written by Samson, the eBook may be downloaded without charge through April 30. It's available at www.eranova.com/ebook-free.htm or through a link on the EraNova Institute home page: www.eranova.com.

The first half of the eBook describes the acceleration of automation with its mounting human displacement. "Until off-peopling is acknowledged as a problem," says Samson, "we can't even begin to talk about solutions. If we don't manage it right, automation is on track to eliminate most of today's good-paying jobs, increase the number of working poor, churn companies out of existence, and incite all kinds of bad things from addiction to crime and worse."

Once acknowledged and discussed, off-peopling can be turned from a lemon into lemonade, Samson says. "Good jobs don't have to keep on going away; we can create new, better ones that are too creative or human-centric to be automated. Companies don't have to keep morphing into will o' the wisps; we can invent new stable organizations. The world doesn't have to keep moving in self-destructive directions. We can harness the efficiencies of off-peopling for common benefit. With vision and good planning, we can create an unprecedented future of abundance, discovery, and joy in living."

The second half of the eBook lays out the "hyper-human solution" to off-peopling -- offering practical, immediate steps that individuals, companies, and public institutions can take. The key strategy, says Samson, "is to let technology take over everything it can do better than you, and move up to things only a living, self-aware being can do."

The eBook includes a case history of Umpqua Bank of Oregon, one of several organizations that have applied hyper-human methods fruitfully. Umpqua "multiplied its size and profitability in short order, without layoffs," says Samson. "In fact, instead of squeezing their employees, they delighted them by empowering them in exciting new ways; and as a result they grew so fast they had to start hiring like crazy."

EraNova may extend the free distribution beyond April but does not guarantee to do so. "It's okay for people to copy the eBook and share it with others," says Samson. "In fact, we encourage them to do so."

"Automation has been acknowledged for some time," says Samson, "but the human impact of it isn't being addressed. Offshoring is on the tip of everyone's tongue, but offshoring's a minor issue compared to off-peopling. It's time to look at what's really happening, what's really critical and needs to be addressed."

Several news outlets have reported on off-peopling recently: United Press International, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNET, ZDNet, MSN, BusinessWeek Online, The Futurist (magazine of the World Future Society), CNN, NPR, and others. "Even Reader's Digest touched on it last Fall," says Samson, "but today, people are so bombarded with information, it takes a ton of press to produce an ounce of awareness." The free eBook distribution could help to correct that.

MIND OVER TECHNOLOGY is also available as a printed, bound book -- from Amazon.com, Booksurge.com, and other booksellers.

Samson, a specialist on the mind and technology, has published several books and served as consultant to Cisco Systems, AT&T, IBM, and others. His identification of an emerging "Hyper-Human Economy" was selected by the World Future Society as the number-one forecast in their "Outlook 2005."

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Report Defines How Project Management Execs are Becoming New Corporate ‘Chiefs’ … Move over, CIO and CFO!

Author: CPO Media Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 29 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Why does every organization need another chief? Chief Project Officer, that is. While the actual title may not yet be as pervasive as CIO, COO and CEO, a report from CPO Media shows the role has emerged as equally vital to ensuring strategic success.”



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AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Why does every organization need another chief? Chief Project Officer, that is. While the actual title may not yet be as pervasive as CIO, COO and CEO, a report from CPO Media shows the role has emerged as equally vital to ensuring strategic success.

Meet Janet Burns, Director of Project Management for The New York Times Company. At the start of this decade, Burns was identified as a "masters experience" individual within the Times organization, because of her knowledge of multiple disciplines and project management. She was tabbed to head a new project management office for the Times Company, as part of an initiative approved and overseen by the corporate senior management team.

In the past three and a half years, Burns - who came to the Times Company six years ago, with experience at Harris Publishing Company and Cigna Insurance - has been working to support project management within the Times organization by creating standards and processes, while getting directly involved with the selection and purchase of the software, consulting and training programs used by project managers.

The project management "office" within the Times Company -which encompasses 18 newspapers, eight TV stations, and more than 40 web sites - is currently virtual, with Burns physically located at a Norfolk, VA and reporting to the corporate CIO. A number of project managers now work within the organization, reporting to individual department heads. The long-range plan is to continue to move, as business profitability allows, towards increased project management maturity through software implementation and a focus on project portfolio management.

The people who are being identified as "chief project officers" in these organizations may have different titles or backgrounds, but their charge is the same: They're being given full authority to take all the steps needed to ensure consistent alignment of their organizations' project management activities with corporate-level strategic objectives and goals.

Project management itself is being viewed more strategically within organizations. It is no longer seen as just an operational activity. And it can't be; there is just too much at stake. The trend is showing that it's slowly morphing into a C-level role. When asked if she see this trend continuing, Beth Partleton, Director of Project Management at Miller Brewing Company replied, "This is definitely the trend, it has to be, when you implement your strategy through projects."

More examples of how corporations are successfully implementing project portfolio strategies can be found on the webzine,
chiefprojectofficer.com/article/9


About CPO Media Inc.

Chief Project Officer is an independent media whose mission is providing the resources; case studies, and methods senior-level managers must apply to manage complex portfolios of projects.

In addition to feature articles, Chief Project Officer reports on people, companies, technologies and ideas that are transforming business through project portfolio management.

For more information:
www.chiefprojectofficer.com


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New Research Documents How Organizations Struggle With Project Controls

Author: CPO Media Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 22 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- A survey reported in Chief Project Officer (www.chiefprojectofficer.com) reveals that projects suffer from lack of focus including essential planning, scheduling, and monitoring functions. Of the senior project management practitioners responding to the survey, half reported that their organizations perform project control functions average to poorly.”



A R T I C L E:

AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- A survey reported in "Chief Project Officer" (www.chiefprojectofficer.com) reveals that projects suffer from lack of focus including essential planning, scheduling, and monitoring functions.

Of the senior project management practitioners responding to the survey, half reported that their organizations perform project control functions average to poorly.

The survey also shows that most organizations do not recognize project controls as a specific job role. Project control functions are typically performed by project managers, who either report to a centralized project office or to specific departments within their organization.

The most challenging functions include educating the project team on proper project management processes; estimating project cost; and managing the process of issue, risk, and change control.

To meet this challenge more organizations are removing the intensive planning and controls work from the project manager and building these responsibilities into a formal project controller position.

Establishing the role of project controller is proving to have positive impact on project performance and success rates. In fact, State Farm Insurance Company has installed project controllers and experienced immediate improvements. Jeanne Childers, Director of State Farm's Systems Project Office, states, "We've been using the project planner role for the past six years, and with solid results. By utilizing this role we've been able to expand the capacity of our project managers to handle more projects concurrently."

The results of this survey can be found on the webzine,
http://www.chiefprojectofficer.com.


About CPO Media Inc:

Chief Project Officer is the only independent media whose mission is providing the resources; case studies, methods and techniques senior-level managers must apply to managing a complex portfolio of projects.

In addition to feature articles and expert columnists, Chief Project Officer reports on the people, companies, technologies and ideas that are transforming business and government through project and strategic management.

Unlike other publications, chiefprojectofficer.com addresses the senior-level manager of projects at the strategic-level, incorporating a broader scope than publications that focus on single departments, such as IT/IS.

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Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report For 2004 Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company

Author: Sandra Jones and Company
Dateline: Wed, 09 Feb 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sandra Jones and Company, a leading security industry resource and consulting firm, announces availability of the newest Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2004. Participants, investors and potential players in the US security market will gain insightful and relevant information from the comprehensive report, which contains valuable market data on size, projected growth, and technological advances.”



A R T I C L E:

CLEVELAND, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sandra Jones and Company, a leading security industry resource and consulting firm, announces availability of the newest Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2004. Participants, investors and potential players in the US security market will gain insightful and relevant information from the comprehensive report, which contains valuable market data on size, projected growth, and technological advances.


The new report is the most comprehensive effort to date for Jeffrey T. Kessler, Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, who has been covering the electronic security industry for twenty years and is considered the guru of Wall Street on the subject. In addition to delineating market size, projections, drivers, trends, and growth statistics; Mr. Kessler offers detailed perspectives on public companies that he covers for Lehman along with their influences on the industry.

An industry insider remarks, "This is the most useful, in-depth and thorough report on the security market today. It is apparent from everything he writes that Kessler has an intimate knowledge of the industry, its technologies, and the influencers."

The comprehensive 195 page report, produced by Lehman Brothers, contains 95 tables and charts along with information on the size of key market sectors, projected growth to 2008, technological advances and market drivers. The following link gives a sample of the type of information readers can expect to find when they purchase the 2004 report: http://sjandco.com/2004chart.pdf . Please direct orders and inquiries to Sandra Jones and Company at 440.285.4444, or www.sjandco.com.


About Lehman Brothers:

Lehman Brothers 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: http://www.lehman.com.


About Sandra Jones and Company:

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(tm).

For more information, go to www.sjandco.com
or www.securingnewground.com

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HRAstockpicks.com’s Online Stock-Picking Service Could Have Doubled Their Subscriber’s Money in 2 Years

Author: Halvorson Research Associates, LLC
Dateline: Fri, 17 Dec 2004

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NAPLES, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- HRAStockpicks.com, a division of Halvorson Research Associates, today announced that returns on its Tiny 6 Stock Portfolio has risen 127-percent since December 1, 2002, which could have resulted in subscribers more than doubling their investments in just 2 years.”



A R T I C L E:

NAPLES, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- HRAStockpicks.com, a division of Halvorson Research Associates (www.HRAstockpicks.com), today announced that returns on its Tiny 6 Stock Portfolio has risen 127% since December 1, 2002, which could have resulted in subscribers more than doubling their investments in just 2 years.

"We've developed a unique system of stock evaluation that selects under-priced companies that have upward price momentum, high future earnings projections, and superior growth rates," explained William A. Halvorson, President of HRA and former President of both the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.

"We do the analysis for our subscribers, and select our top 6 stocks (Tiny 6) plus an additional 24 stocks which we combine into our Favorite 30. Members can choose any combination of Tiny 6 and Favorite 30 stocks to build their own portfolio with confidence, using their broker of choice. We do the research, we track the market, and we evaluate the risk. And we are pleased to announce that, based on our past recommendations, subscribers would have far exceeded our goal of doubling their money in four years...by doing it in just two."

Halvorson cautions, however, that investors should always bear in mind that losses can happen in all investment systems, and patience is one key factor in any investor's long-range success. HRA now wants to share their knowledge and stock strategy with new subscribers via their recently launched website so that they too can enjoy the benefits of this proven stock selection system.

HRAStockpicks.com provides member access 24/7 to Tiny 6 and Favorite 30 stock picks, along with unique research on over 800 companies representing 75% of the investment market. Other HRAStockpicks.com member benefits include access to essential information about all 800 stocks in the HRA database including:

- Earnings per share for the latest 12 months

- Expected dividends

- Price per share percentage changes over the last 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months

- Current 4-year projected growth rate in earnings

- Over-priced/under-priced condition of the market, and investment exposure recommendations


Halvorson Research Associates, which is the product of the work of William A. Halvorson, his oldest daughter, Janet C. Raphael, and his youngest son, James L. Halvorson, has published its Tiny 6 and Favorite 30 stock selections for over twelve years. Since 1992, HRA has managed three investment partnerships and has recently formed a limited liability corporation based in Naples, Florida to enable new subscribers access to HRA's services through the Internet.

HRA believes that the current investment and economic scenario, combined with easy access to proven stock selection recommendations, will provide investors with new and exciting opportunities for growth.

HRAStockpicks.com is currently offering a 20% discount on their services to new Internet subscribers.

"Investor use of online stock-picking services is on the rise for good reason," said Jim Halvorson, HRA's Director of Marketing. "Typical mutual funds and hedge funds dilute end results. These days, investors are looking for lower fees, more and better information, and increased end results. For these investors, who also prefer buy-and-hold stock trading and who wish to make trades only twice a month, HRAstockpicks.com is the right choice."

William Halvorson graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with BBA and MBA degrees in Actuarial Science and Investment and Insurance. Since 1983, following a successful career as a consulting actuary with Milliman and Robertson, Inc. (now Milliman USA), William has focused his energy to quantifying movements in stock prices and earnings growth rates. This analysis has led to the development of HRAStockpicks.com's unique Sell/Buy System.

Janet Raphael holds a BBA in Finance from the UW-Madison and is an investment consultant and advisor for a large financial corporation in NYC. Janet is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and has been working with her father on several HRA Investment Partnerships over the last 10 years. Her intuition and assessment of the stock market trends and futures is instrumental in selecting HRA's Tiny 6 and Favorite 30 stocks.

Jim Halvorson has a BBA degree in Marketing-Sales Management from UW-Madison. He has worked in industrial Sales and Marketing positions for over 25 years with Honeywell International, their international partners, as well as other firms. Jim's experience in web site design and administration, and development and execution of business and sales plans, supports his current mission to deliver the message about the power of HRA's Sell/Buy system to investors.

For more information please visit: www.HRAStockpicks.com

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Empire Relations Group issues Gold Star Report on Kmart Holding Corporation

Author: Empire Relations Group Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 13 Dec 2004

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Empire Relations Group Inc. announced today that Kmart Holding Corporation has been highlighted in its new Gold Star Report(tm). The report can be viewed at www.empirerelations.com. ”



A R T I C L E:

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Empire Relations Group Inc. announced today that Kmart Holding Corporation has been highlighted in its new Gold Star Report(tm). The report can be viewed at www.empirerelations.com.

Kenneth Maciora, Chief Executive Officer of Empire Relations Group Inc. commented, "Kmart could be one of the most interesting public companies for the next 10 years."


About Empire Relations Group Inc.

Empire Relations Group Inc. is a premier investor relations firm focused on assisting public companies in the creation and marketing of their stories to the investor and investment banking communities. Empire Relations Group focuses on increasing shareholder value for our clients by creating investor relations programs that raise awareness among brokers, analysts, portfolio managers, individual investors and the media.


Disclaimer:

This Gold Star Report(tm) contains certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays, uncertainties, and other factors, not under the Company's control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performance, or other expectations implied by these forward looking statements. This Profile is prepared for general information only. It does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and the particular needs of any specific person who may receive this profile. The information and statistical data contained within have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable but in no way are warranted as to accuracy or completeness. This is not a solicitation of any offer to buy or sell. Empire Relations Group Inc., its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and employee benefit programs do not maintain an equity position, either long or short, in this security at this time. Empire Relations Group Inc. has not received any compensation for the production of this Gold Star Report. Copyright 2004 Empire Relations Group Inc. All rights reserved.



Contact:

Ken Maciora of Empire Relations Group Inc.. +1-516-750-9719, press@empirerelations.com

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