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Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software

Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software

Ottawa (PRWEB) December 10, 2004

December 9, 2004 –Halogen Software Inc., a leading provider of Web-based employee performance management (EPM) software, has now signed more than 100 new customers so far in 2004. That makes 2004 the strongest year yet for the Ottawa-based company, and makes Halogen one of the most successful companies in its market space.

The new customer wins already translate into 200% year-over-year growth for Halogen—well above the industry rate projected by sector analysts. For example, Gartner analyst James Holincheck’s recently published report on Employee Performance Management (EPM) predicts that “the EPM software market will demonstrate at least a 15 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2008.”1

“Halogen’s growth has been propelled by its award-winning Halogen eAppraisal product—and the dedicated team behind it,” said Paul Loucks, President of Halogen Software. “We’re often told that our solutions have the features customers need, yet are much simpler and more cost-effective to implement and use than those of our competitors. The Christiana Care win we announced last week was another public confirmation of the value that we offer over our competitors.”

Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System is one of the premiere health care providers in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. It recently selected Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare over competitive product offerings to automate performance evaluations for its 9,500 employees.

“Signing 100 clients this year is an impressive achievement, especially given that a majority of enterprises have yet to move beyond paper-based workforce performance management,” said Lisa Rowan, program manager for HR management and staffing services at technology research firm IDC. “Halogen’s success underscores the opportunity for automating this time-consuming and laborious event into an ongoing function that can drive new processes and guide organizational culture.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software Inc. is a leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity. The company’s flagship product, Halogen eAppraisal, automates and simplifies time-consuming employee appraisals. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare, created specifically for the healthcare industry, helps healthcare organizations to simplify the task of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360 automates and simplifies formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting. For more information on Halogen Software, and to see details about some of its happy customers, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com.

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1-Employee Performance Management Software MarketScope: Strategic Analyst’s Report, June 10, 2004 by James Holincheck.

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Multisport: RunnersWeb.com Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

Multisport: RunnersWeb.com Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

(PRWEB) July 15, 2005

The Runner’s and Triathlete’s Web (RunnersWeb.com Inc.) today announced a major traffic increase for the first six months of 2005. The running and triathlon resource portal, which is based in Ottawa, Canada, is now averaging over 7,200 visitors per day.

January 1 – June 30, 2004: Visitors:752,794, PageViews: 3,927,605

January 1 – June 30, 2005: Visitors: 1,266,154, Pageviews: 6,718,156


RunnersWeb.com provides coverage of multisport with a focus on running and triathlon. In addition to event calendars and results, the site provides race previews and reports from internationally recognized sources such as Race Results Weekly and Track Profile Report. During the Tour de France the site provides daily reports from James Raia.


RunnersWeb.com has a number of established authors and agencies such as Owen Anderson, Lance Watson, Carmichael Training Systems, and Peak Performance Online (UK) providing training articles and features on a regular basis.

Content on the site is indexed by the major news search engines such as Google and MSN and the site provides an RSS feed available through Yahoo’s myYahoo!

The site also carries a monthly running trivia quiz and photo recognition quiz.


The site publishes a free, weekly (Friday) Runner’s And Triathlete’s Web Digest for subscribers.


The site is very involved in the local multisport community through sponsorship of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team – a women’s running and multisport club, the OAC GatineauTriathlon, the OAC Corporate Relay, and Somersault Promotions, an Ottawa multisport event organizer and was the presenting sponsor for a Dave Scott Triathlon clinic this past spring.


Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete and Coach

“The Runner’s Web is my all time favorite site, the first one I go to everyday.”

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner’s World Magazine

“I’m a big fan of your RunnersWeb.com site”.

Finish Line Sports:

“Runner’s Web is an amazing site. Everything you could possibly want to know about running is there. There are links to every possible place on the web that has to do with running! This is a site worth bookmarking!”

Alan Brookes, Race Director, ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Canada Running

“RunnersWeb.com is your definitive Daily News for runners. A day without it is like a day without your run!”

Kor van der Bij, AtletiekWereld.nl

“I am a fan of RunnersWeb. We watch the site every day to get the latest. This site is hot!”

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Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Named 2004 Club of the Year by USA Cycling

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Named 2004 Club of the Year by USA Cycling

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2004

The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club (LGBRC) has been given the distinction of excellence for the third time with USA Cycling’s 2004 Club of the Year, Division I award. The LGBRC has previously been recognized as Division I Women’s Club of the Year in 2002 and Regional Club of the Year in 2000. In a competition that was acknowledged by USA Cycling representative Lydia Bosch as “unquestionably the toughest competition in four years,” the 146-member Los Gatos Club was ranked the highest Division I club in the nation. “Most impressive were the innovative ways that clubs are encouraging new riders to join and excel in cycling,” said Bosch, “the huge amounts of time and dedication that club officers, coaches, parents, etc. are putting into improving riders’ skill and health, and the ways that clubs are impacting the communities around them.”

Division winners were determined by how well-rounded and active a club was in proportion to its number of members, according to USA Cycling. Judges based their decisions on the number of events a club held, outstanding competitive results, clinics and seminars held to benefit member education, and community related charitable events. Clubs were further evaluated on programs implemented to stimulate growth in their discipline or club and the visible results of those programs.

The town of Los Gatos will present a Mayoral Commendation to Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club President, Barry Gordon, in recognition of the USA Cycling award and numerous accomplishments of the racing team. The LGBRC has produced one of the oldest and most successful annual cycling criteriums in the United States, The Cat’s Hill Criterium. May 7, 2005 will mark the thirty-second consecutive running of the Cat’s Hill race. Riders in the 2005 Testarossa Vineyard Cat’s Hill Classic will race on the streets of Los Gatos, completing as many as thirty five laps up the short and very steep 23% Nicholson Avenue climb known as Cat’s Hill.

“USA Cycling has just recognized the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club as the best large cycling club in the US. This is something that I have believed in for many years and I am very pleased that USA Cycling agrees with me,” said Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club President, Barry Gordon. “It is a personal honor to me to serve as the club’s President. The LGBRC is very special in that it is open to everyone regardless of age or skill level. No test rides or race résumés are required to join our club. There is never any pressure to race. All we ask of our membership is to have a passion for the sport, to support our activities in the cycling community and have fun. Our low key approach produces superb results. For example, we won National Championships in road racing, track racing and mountain bike racing in 2004 and promoted two very successful races with a record number of participants. The very bright and energetic members of the LGBRC make it a very special organization and we truly appreciate this honor.”

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Contact: Barry Gordon, President

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club


[email protected]


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Roaring Penguin Software Adds Staff, Ramps Up For Growth in 2004

Roaring Penguin Software Adds Staff, Ramps Up For Growth in 2004

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) January 12, 2004

Roaring Penguin Software has added three new staff, bringing its workforce to nine and doubling its growth in one year. A new software developer/technical support specialist and two inside sales staff will be instrumental in enhancing and delivering CanIt, the company’s enterprise anti-spam software product line, to even more campuses, ISPs and enterprises in 2004.

Dave O’Neill joins the company as software developer, working on the CanIt product line and providing technical customer support. O’Neill is a Linux and UNIX developer with experience working with client/server development. He previously worked at Linuxcare, and holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Natasha Sephton and Wayne Kelly join Roaring Penguin as inside sales staff supporting education campus sales. Both are experienced account representatives in high-technology environments.

Sephton joins the company from Telus, where she was and account manager. Her prior experience includes sales management and corporate training. She earned a degree in psychology and various human relations certificates. Kelly previously held account management roles at Corel Corporation and E-cruiter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University and a diploma in business marketing from Algonquin College.

Bill White, Roaring Penguin Software’s VP of Marketing and Sales, said, “CanIt anti-spam software is market-leading technology that has been proven in numerous significant installations over the past year. We now have exceptional reference customers and new talent that will propel us to market leadership in 2004.”

About CanIt

CanIt 2.0 offers the industry’s most complete and flexible server-based anti-spam and anti-virus solution. It is based on the acclaimed MIMEDefang e-mail inspection and manipulation software, also developed and maintained by Roaring Penguin. CanIt can be deployed in any campus, ISP or enterprise e-mail environment, including on all Linux and UNIX servers. As a stand-alone gateway appliance, it can protect e-mail environments running non-UNIX servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise.

About Roaring Penguin

Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. specializes in providing intelligent computing infrastructure for enterprises. Since 2000, the company has focused on enterprise e-mail filtering, spam fighting and related product lines. Today, Roaring Penguin develops, deploys and supports a range of acclaimed mail filtering and networking products. For more information visit http://www.roaringpenguin.com. A trial version of CanIt can be obtained at http://www.canit.ca/evaluation.php.


Maria Ford

Marketing Communications

Roaring Penguin Software Inc.

+1 613.741.9484

[email protected]

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