Enterprise Search Summit Fall 2012

by Karen Lynn

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We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Enterprise Search Summit in Washington, DC on October 17-19, 2012.  The conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.  The theme for the conference is “Strategies to Hit Your Moving Targets” and discusses ‘ issues of findability, open source, cloud search, best practices, and other topics of concern to search practitioners.’  From TNR, Michael McIntosh, VP of Search Technology will be attending, along with Director of Business Development Karen Lynn.

Additionally, we will be attending the inaugural DC Search Meetup Group on Wednesday, Oct 17 from 6:30-8.  The topic for the Meetup is “What’s Your Search Story.”  We’re looking forward to meeting new friends and colleagues during both events.

If you’d like to schedule some time to talk with us one on one with a search problem you might be having, simple email us at Karen@tnrglobal.com or DM us via Twitter @TNRGlobal .  We’ll also be tweeting live from the conference using hashtag #ESS12.

Introduce yourself if you happen to make the conference, we’re happy to meet you!

Western Mass Business Expo 2012

by Karen Lynn

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A representative from TNR Global will be attending the Western Mass Service Provider Meetup at the Western Mass Business Expo at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA on Thursday, Oct 11th, 2012.  Please contact us if you’d like to set up a time to chat with us about your search/query, web development or cloud computing needs for your business.  We are available after the Meetup at 12PM until that afternoon.  We will also have literature available at the Meetup.

We’re looking forward to discussing how the right search solution can save your company money and make your website more responsive to users.

TNR Global Software Engineer Completes LucidWorks Solr Training

by Karen Lynn

TNR Global announces the completion of LucidWorks “Solr Unleashed– A Hands-On Workshop for Building Killer Search Apps” training course.  The course was attended by senior software engineer Chaim “Jeff” Peck.

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From LucidWorks: A Hands-On Workshop for Building Killer Search Apps “This three-day class is designed to offer students in-depth information to implement Solr search engine technologies. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on lab exercises and tutorials, students will learn to apply best practices to develop scalable, high availability and high performance search applications. At the end of the course, students will understand how to set up and use Solr to index and search, how to analyze and solve common problems, and how to use optional Solr modules.”

“Jeff completed the course this summer with flying colors, and his attendance there rounds out our search team’s Solr skills wonderfully,”  said Karen Lynn, Director of Business Development.  ”Our search team has been working with Solr for a couple of years now but Jeff’s focus was committed to a commercial search product that we also work with.  We like our team to be well balanced and cross trained in several search applications, so Jeff completing this course was really the final piece of the puzzle in our Solr background.”

TNR Global is an authorized integration partner for LucidWorks Enterprise search products.

TNR Global to Attend Strangeloop Conference in St. Louis September 23-35

by Karen Lynn

TNR Global developers will be in attendance at the Strangeloop Conference held at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO September 23 through 25th, 2012.

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Strangeloop is a relatively new conference and was born in 2009. From their website:

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

The conference has a heavy focus on tech and not process.  The conference is so popular it has sold out.

Topics include ZeroMQ for large-scale distributed architecture design, a tour of relational programming in miniKanren, a logic programming language, Java SE 8 which will include major enhancements to the Java Programming Language and its core libraries, AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application, the state of JavaScript, and many others.

To follow the official Twitter stream from Strangeloop, you can do so at @strangeloop_stl

TNR Global to Attend Enterprise Search Summit Fall 2012 in Washington, DC

by Karen Lynn

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Hadley, MA  August 15, 2012 TNR Global announced today that they plan to attend the Enterprise Search Summit this fall in Washington, DC. The conference is being held at the Marriott Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel October 17-19th, 2012.

At the conference representatives from TNR are looking forward to networking with peers and learning the latest trends in the realm of Enterprise Search and big data. The conference’s theme “Strategies to hit your moving targets” will feature talks on findability, open source, cloud search, best practices, and other topics. Attending the conference will be Michael McIntosh, VP of Search Technology and Karen E. Lynn, Director of Business Development.

“We always find these conference are a great way to network with other search professionals facing the same challenges.  It’s a great way to exchange valuable information and build relationships with peers and potential clients.” said Lynn.  We’re especially interested in learning how the market is evolving in terms of emerging technologies and current solutions.  We are currently focused on migration from commercial to open source search, managing large data sets or “big data,” as well as learning more about what users need in their search solution.”

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

TNR Global’s New Relationship with Lucid Imagination Adds Value for Clients

by Karen Lynn
Late last April 2012, TNR Global entered into a strategic relationship with California’s Lucid Imagination. One of the many benefits to this alliance is that in addition to the integration services TNR has historically offered, clients now can obtain enterprise class search platforms designed by Lucid Imagination and integrated by TNR Global’s search team. “Lucid’s products expand upon open source tools to offer many additional features and extensive support on their product line” said Michael McIntosh, VP of Search Technologies for TNR.  “Lucid’s product offerings are solid and they have a range of options that we can now offer by way of our relationship with them. They round out our services and solutions very nicely.”  Details on Lucid Imagination’s enterprise class search platform can be viewed at Lucid Imagination’s website.
TNR still provides customized integration for search including Lucene Solr as well as other open source and commercial products. “When a client approaches us with a problem they need solved, we always look at what they need most out of a solution. During our evaluation period, we look at a number of factors. One solution doesn’t always do the trick–we always suggest what is best for the client based on their particular circumstance.”  This strategy allows TNR to offer a range of solutions, including support.  “Now that we are in a relationship with Lucid, we have even more options–and having choices is good for our clients.” said Karen Lynn, Director of Business Development.
TNR Global (TNR) is a systems design and integration company focused on enterprise search and cloud computing solutions. TNR develops scalable web-based search solutions focusing on companies and organizations in the following industries: News Sites, Publishing, Web Directories, Information Portals, Web Catalogs, Education, Manufacturing and Distribution, Customer Service, and Life Sciences. For more information, please visit: www.tnrglobal.com
About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the only company that delivers an enterprise-grade search development platform built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Out of the 35 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, 9 individuals work for Lucid Imagination, making the company the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, Salesforce.com, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at www.lucidimagination.com
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For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Karen E. Lynn at 413-425-1499 or email at Karen@tnrglobal.com
Late last April 2012, TNR Global entered into a strategic relationship with California’s Lucid Imagination. One of the many benefits to this alliance is that in addition to the integration services TNR has historically offered, clients now can obtain enterprise class search platforms designed by Lucid Imagination and integrated by TNR Global’s search team. “Lucid’s products expand upon open source tools to offer many additional features and extensive support on their product line” said Michael McIntosh, VP of Search Technologies for TNR.  “Lucid’s product offerings are solid and they have a range of options that we can now offer by way of our relationship with them. They round out our services and solutions very nicely.”  Details on Lucid Imagination’s enterprise class search platform can be viewed at Lucid Imagination’s website.
TNR still provides customized integration for search including Lucene Solr as well as other open source and commercial products. “When a client approaches us with a problem they need solved, we always look at what they need most out of a solution. During our evaluation period, we look at a number of factors. One solution doesn’t always do the trick–we always suggest what is best for the client based on their particular circumstance.”  This strategy allows TNR to offer a range of solutions, including support.  “Now that we are in a relationship with Lucid, we have even more options–and having choices is good for our clients.” said Karen Lynn, Director of Business Development.
TNR Global (TNR) is a systems design and integration company focused on enterprise search and cloud computing solutions. TNR develops scalable web-based search solutions focusing on companies and organizations in the following industries: News Sites, Publishing, Web Directories, Information Portals, Web Catalogs, Education, Manufacturing and Distribution, Customer Service, and Life Sciences. For more information, please visit: www.tnrglobal.com
About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the only company that delivers an enterprise-grade search development platform built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Out of the 35 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, 9 individuals work for Lucid Imagination, making the company the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, Salesforce.com, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at www.lucidimagination.com
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For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Karen E. Lynn at 413-425-1499 or email at Karen@tnrglobal.com

TNR Global of Hadley, MA Forms Strategic Relationship with California-based Lucid Imagination

by Karen Lynn

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Hadley, MA–May 29, 2012– TNR Global announced they are entering into a relationship with California based Lucid Imagination, to help businesses and organizations improve search technology and functionality within their digital infrastructure. As part of the agreement, TNR Global will provide the option of Lucid’s products, training, and support services to their clients.

Partners are selected for their deep technology expertise in web and search application development, and experience in market focus areas.

While TNR will still remain search vendor “neutral” to provide a wide variety of technologies–both open source and commercial—to their clients, the relationship is a bold move in support of open source search.ce in market focus areas.  “This relationship indicates our commitment to Apache Lucene/Solr open source search and other related embedded search applications,” said Michael McIntosh, VP of Search technologies for TNR Global. “We’re excited to have direct access to the core development team for Apache/Solr,” he continued.  “Lucene/Solr has become a mature product and we’re confident in its performance for many applications, large and small.

Lucid’s selection process for this level of relationship is based upon technology focus and expertise.  “Our partners deliver complementary products and services and apply their proven expertise in a variety of industries and technology disciplines to solve even the toughest search application challenges and to implement successful Lucene/Solr projects.”

TNR Global’s executive team attended the Partner Summit at the Lucene Revolution Conference, a technology conference dedicated to the open source search technology built on Apache/Lucene Solr held in Cambridge, Massachusetts to learn about the latest LucidWorks Platform release and to meet the new CEO of Lucid Imagination, Paul Doscher.

“We’ve attended Lucene Revolution conference in May as Gold Sponsors just after solidifying our relationship with Lucid. Further, we have recently published a definitive white paper on the topic of migrating from a commercial search engine to Lucene/Solr. We feel very confident, well positioned, and supported in the marketplace to handle projects of any scope,” said Karen E. Lynn, Director of Business Development for TNR Global.

TNR Global (TNR) is a systems design and integration company focused on enterprise search and cloud computing solutions. TNR develops scalable web-based search solutions focusing on companies and organizations in the following industries: News Sites, Publishing, Web Directories, Information Portals, Web Catalogs, Education, Manufacturing and Distribution, Customer Service, and Life Sciences. For more information, please visit: www.tnrglobal.com

About Lucid Imagination

Lucid Imagination is the only company that delivers an enterprise-grade search development platform built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Out of the 35 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, 9 individuals work for Lucid Imagination, making the company the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, Salesforce.com, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at www.lucidimagination.com

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For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Karen E. Lynn at 413-425-1499 or email at Karen@tnrglobal.com

TNR Global Attends AWS Summit 2012 in NYC

by Karen Lynn

TNR Global is attending the AWS Summit 2012: Navigate the Cloud in New York City on April 19, 2012.  We will be live-tweeting from the event.  Follow us at @TNRGlobal for the latest tweets.  We will blog about our discoveries and insights from this much anticipated conference.

TNR Global Helps Northampton’s Myers Information Systems Streamline Systems in the Cloud

by Karen Lynn

Hadley, MA–March 27, 2012–TNR Global announced today the successful completion of a cloud based solution for Northampton headquartered broadcasting communications company Myers Information Systems.

Myers engaged with TNR to move their systems into the cloud to improve their technical agility as well as to improve security, redundancy and promote these improvements to potential customers.

“As we set out to upgrade our existing application hosting service (ProHost), we prioritized the need to adopt the highest levels of security protocols. In addition, we sought to streamline the technology stack so that transaction speeds could be optimized while at the same time set-up and annual maintenance costs reduced. Our clients count on us to be proactive when it comes to adopting new standards and technology…not only to modernize our offerings over time but to increase productivity and lower operating expenses on their end as well.” said Crist Myers, President and CEO of Myers Information Systems.

Cloud based solutions for businesses have been growing rapidly over the last 3 years. Cloud technology offers increased flexibility, elasticity and scalability which allow businesses to maximize efficiencies to serve the needs of the business. Using the cloud in combination with virtualization techniques, businesses like Myers Information Systems can leverage rapid deployments and hardware efficiencies. Companies can get more value from every server by increasing the utilization rate of their servers, drastically reducing the number of servers they need to purchase and manage.

TNR was tasked to provide an assessment of Myers systems, give recommendations based upon their needs, and to provide reference implementation and documentation.

“We created a reference system and the documentation to allow them to deploy their own systems based on that reference by using Open Stack and Rackspace Cloud” said Michael Klatsky, the VP of Systems Administration and technical lead on the project from TNR Global.

As a result they can rapidly launch a new system for a client with all the tools they need in place and they have enhanced disaster recovery capability. This allows Myers to be agile in a more secure environment, and leave them better equipped to respond to their rapidly expanding market in broadcasting.

“Myers had been relying on physical servers housed locally or on site. With this cloud based virtualization, they will be able to save money and quickly deploy additional servers based in the cloud to service new clients immediately.” said Klatsky.

“TNR Global did an outstanding job and we were impressed with their professionalism, industry knowledge and fee structure. We would certainly recommend them to anyone who was seeking to improve their enterprise search and/or cloud computing solutions.” said Myers.

TNR Global (TNR) is a systems design and integration company focused on enterprise search and cloud computing solutions. TNR develops scalable web-based search solutions for content intensive websites for companies and organizations in the following industries: News Sites, Publishing, Web Directories, Information Portals, Web Catalogs, Education, Manufacturing and Distribution, Customer Service, and Life Sciences. For more information, please visit: www.tnrglobal.com

Myers Information Systems, Inc. has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The Company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

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For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Karen E. Lynn at 413-425-1499 or email at Karen@tnrglobal.com

TNR Global to be Gold Sponsors of Lucene Revolution 2012 Boston

by Karen Lynn

Hadley, MA–March 26, 2012 TNR Global announced today that they will be sponsoring the Lucene Revolution Boston this year held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

“We are thrilled to be Gold Sponsors at Lucene Revolution.” said Karen E. Lynn, Director of Business Development.  ”TNR Global has been supporters of Apache Lucene/Solr for three years now and we are excited to be a part of the Solr community.”

The conference, which is the largest conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open-source search technology community, is in it’s 3rd year.  TNR has sponsored the conference beginning in 2010.  The conference will attract 400+ attendees and will offer training, presentations, trade show, and opportunities to socialize with the vibrant Lucene Solr community.

The conference will be held May 7-10, 2012

TNR invites all attendees to stop by the conference table to sign up for the free White Paper on one of our primary focuses:  Migrating from Fast ESP to Apache Lucene Solr.  Meet one of the authors of the paper and discuss the ways Lucene Solr can power search in the organization.  Representatives from TNR will be on hand to meet, chat, and discuss the many advantages of Solr for search.

“We’re looking forward to meeting others in the Solr community.  We expect the conference to be one of the high points of our year.” said Lynn.