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Platinum Technology Inc. was founded by Andrew Filipowski in 1987 to market and support deployment of database management software products and the applications enabled by database management technology and to render related services. Over its 12 year history, it was known for its acquisition of other companies, having bought more than 50 companies between 1994 and 1999 and growing to become the eighth largest global software company with revenue of a billion dollars per year. Acquisitions included Altai, Inc. , AutoSystems Corporation, Brownstone Solutions, ICON Computing, Intervista Software, Locus Computing Corporation, LBMS , Logic Works , Protosoft, RELTECH Group, Memco Software, Softool, SQL TOOLS, Inc., Trinzic, Viatech and VREAM . The company was a member of the UML Partners consortium. Wikipedia.

Platinum Technology | Date: 2010-03-10

Medical radiation apparatus.

The present disclosure illustrates a composition of a visible light and infrared light transmitting optical colored glass. The chalcogenide semiconductor compound Cu

News Article | March 24, 2005
Site: www.techworld.com

Quest Software has agreed to pay US$16 million plus additional royalties to Computer Associates to settle a lawsuit CA filed in 2002 that accused Quest of illegally using CA source code. The deal also resolves Quest counter-claims challenging the validity of some CA copyrights. In its initial complaint, CA alleged that Quest employees who once worked for Platinum Technology International (which CA bought in 1999) shared with their new employer Platinum source code and knowledge of its software designs. In July 2004, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a preliminary injunction barring Quest from selling its Quest Central for DB2 software, although the company was allowed to continue maintenance and support to existing users. In a recent regulatory filing, Quest estimated that Quest Central for DB2 accounted for about 3 percent of its revenue in the first half of 2004. Today's deal with CA allows Quest to resume selling Quest Central for DB2. Under the settlement's terms, neither Quest nor CA admitted wrongdoing. Quest General Counsel Michael Vaughn said his company is pleased to resume selling its software and to leave behind the distraction and expense of litigation.

News Article | June 9, 2015
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FileThis, a paperless pioneer in the Bay Area named by TIME Magazine as one of the “50 Best Web Services of 2014,” today announced that it has appointed Gary Zuckerman as Vice President of Business Development. A software industry veteran with extensive experience building successful sales and distribution channels worldwide, Zuckerman will lead FileThis’ strategic expansion as a “Documents-as-a-Service” platform, providing startups and software companies with a seamless back-end for cloud-based document and meta-data delivery. “Demand for our document delivery services is continuing to grow, with major software companies and startups alike already integrating FileThis on the back-end, including Inlet and Bench,” said Brian Berson, CEO and co-founder of FileThis. “Gary Zuckerman has a proven track record of taking innovative technologies to new heights of sales and distribution. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team to drive continued growth for this important strategic initiative.” Zuckerman brings 20 years of experience in accelerating growth for software companies through strategic alliances, international distribution channels, and global sales strategies, including early leadership positions at Trinzic Corporation and Platinum Technology. As VP of Platinum Solutions, Zuckerman created an integrated sales and consulting business unit that delivered automated underwriting solutions to large insurance carriers. During his tenure, the business grew to $40 million with a 50 percent increase in license revenue and a 100 percent increase in consulting margins. As VP of Business Development & International Channels at Xythos, he created OEM and international distribution channels, which accelerated the growth of the company and facilitated a successful exit strategy. Following Xythos’ acquisition by Blackboard, Zuckerman led the sales and channel organization for the Xythos business unit and was appointed VP of Blackboard Japan. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Everest North America, where he worked with Blueriq, a Dutch startup firm, to introduce the Blueriq case management platform to the US market. “It’s exciting to take on this role at such a critical point in FileThis’ growth trajectory,” said Zuckerman. “I look forward to working together with such a dynamic management team to help shape the next chapter in the company’s future.” Zuckerman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. About FileThis Inc: FileThis helps consumers, small businesses, and tax and bookkeeping professionals to go paperless, eliminates paper waste and increases productivity by automating time-consuming tasks such as document fetching, filing, and finding. FileThis for Consumers is an award-winning cloud and mobile service that helps consumers stay on top of their personal accounts, statements, bills, and other paperwork. FileThis for Professional Services lets tax and bookkeeping professionals utilize cloud technology to connect with their clients in new ways. FileThis Documents-as-a-Service is a platform for document and metadata delivery.

Zheng T.,Platinum Technology | He J.,Platinum Technology | Zhao Y.,Platinum Technology | Zhao Y.,Kunming Institute of Precious Metals | Xia W.,Platinum Technology
Journal of Rare Earths

Precious metal-support interaction plays an important role in thermal stability and catalytic performance of the automotive exhaust catalysts. The support is not only a carrier for active compounds in catalysts but also can improve the dispersion of precious metals and suppress the sintering of precious metals at high temperature; meanwhile, noble metals can also enhance the redox performance and oxygen storage capacity of support. The mechanism of metal-support interactions mainly includes electronic interaction, formation of alloy and inward diffusion of metal into the support or covered by support. The form and degree of precious metal-support interaction depend on many factors, including the content of precious metal, the species of support and metal, and preparation methods. The research results about strong metal-support interaction (SMSI) gave a theory support for developing a kind of new catalyst with excellent performance. This paper reviewed the interaction phenomenon and mechanism of precious metals (Pt, Pd, Rh) and support such as Al 2O3, CeO2, and CeO2-based oxides in automotive exhaust catalysts. The factors that affect SMSI and the catalysts developed by SMSI were also discussed. © 2014 The Chinese Society of Rare Earths. Source

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