TECH DATA CORPORATION
Founded in 1974, the Tech Data Corporation is a leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 110th on the FORTUNE 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 90,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options and configuration services as well as a full range of electronic commerce solutions. The company generated sales of $19.8 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2005.
Visit Tech Data's website: www.techdata.com.
In August 2003, one of the leading global providers of printing solutions for the mid-range transaction document printing market, Genicom, and a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and servicing of printers for high-volume industrial and business applications, Tally, teamed up to form TallyGenicom.
With over 50 years of experience and with operations across the globe, TallyGenicom is now one of the largest companies in the world specialising in business-class printers. The company offers the widest selection of ultra-reliable business and industrial printers, printing solutions, printer supplies, printer parts and service, and provides a full range of impact and laser printers, including line matrix, serial matrix, industrial ink jet, monochrome laser and color laser.
Headquartered in the United States, TallyGenicom's products are used in most major industries including retail, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, government, public safety, aviation, transportation and warehousing/distribution.
Visit TallyGenicom's website: www.tallygenicom.com.
Toshiba, a world leader in high technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
In almost 130 years of operation, Toshiba has recorded numerous firsts and made many valuable contributions to technology and society. The company is today the world's ninth largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, has some 161,000 employees worldwide, and enjoys consolidated annual sales of over US$53 billion.
Visit Toshiba's website: www.toshiba.com.
US-based Trisys, Inc. is the leader in employee productivity and resource management solutions. The company designs and develops software tools that let management clearly identify how employees utilise their time for business and non-business purposes, helping prevent productivity loss, improve customer service and, ultimately, increase the bottom line.
In 2000, Trisys released its new Windows 2000-compliant call accounting software package - software specifically designed to assist businesses to better manage phone costs, track phone usage and determine the performance of employees with the implemented phone system.
Trisys' Tapit 2000 was designed as a true 32-bit system that helps management to implement necessary business solutions to retain valuable personnel and reduce overhead costs, while simultaneously devising methods to evaluate performance and prevent productivity
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W.R. TORRES FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
A Trinidad-based non-governmental organisation founded in 1998, the W. R. Torres Foundation for the Blind, has gained the respect of the international community for its work in assisting persons who are blind, deaf or mobility impaired avail themselves of the same educational and vocational opportunities available to persons without disabilities. Most recently, the Foundation - partnering with ILLUMINATt - played a major role in assisting the National Library and Information Systems Authority (NALIS) of Trinidad and Tobago equip its state-of-the-art, seven-story library complex with Freedom Scientific Products. Such assistive technology allows persons with sight, hearing and mobility disabilities to utilise the Library's full offerings including its extensive reading catalogue, multi-media facilities and the Internet.
The success of the project has caught the attention of multi-billion dollar technology solutions provider Hewlatt-Packard which has expressed interest in partnering with the Torres Foundation on future projects. The governments of Barbados, Suriname and some Latin American countries have also shown interest in following the NALIS project example.
Visit the Torres Foundation's website: www.torresfoundation.org.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Vignette Corporation powers the web applications of more than 1,600 leading organisations worldwide. Through its offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, Vignette develops and markets solutions that assist customers in harnessing the power of information and the Web to deliver measurable improvements in business efficiency.
The company's comprehensive applications enable the delivery of enterprise Web applications comprising integrated information, composite applications and business processes to effectively meet business objectives.
Visit Vignette's website: www.vignette.com.