Connection (PC Connection, Inc.; NASDAQ: CNXN), an industry-leading technology solutions provider of a full range of information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, and education markets, has been named a 2019 HP Inc. Partner of the Year. HP’s annual Partner of the Year Awards recognized top-performing partners for exemplary achievements in growth and innovation. Connection was honored with an HP U.S. Personal Systems National Solution Provider of the Year Award.
"Channel partners are the lifeblood of our business, and it's a pleasure to recognize the achievements of this year's partner award winners, each of whom have demonstrated exceptional growth through innovation and a true commitment to our mutual customers,” said Scott Lannum, Vice President and General Manager, Americas Commercial Channel Sales, HP Inc. "We congratulate Connection on this well-deserved recognition, and thank them for their continued partnership with HP.”
This award reflects Connection’s ability to help customers meet the demands of the modern workplace with computing solutions that deliver greater productivity, efficiency, and security. 2020 marks a monumental shift in the way millions of Americans connect, collaborate, and get work done. Connection has been able to help customers transform their workspace and make the transition rapidly and securely with procurement offerings, support services, productivity tools, and HP solutions designed to bring enterprise-level efficiency and security to home and remote work.
Tim McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connection said, "It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized through the HP Partner of the Year Awards Program. I would like to thank the entire HP team for their support. Connection will continue to build on our partnership with HP and explore new ways to deliver the exceptional value, service, and industry-leading innovations our mutual customers deserve.”
PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries, dba Connection, (www.connection.com; NASDAQ: CNXN) is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Merrimack, NH. With offices throughout the United States, Connection delivers custom-configured computer systems overnight from its ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at its distribution center in Wilmington, OH. In addition, the Company has over 2,500 technical certifications to ensure that it can solve the most complex issues of its customers. Connection also services international customers through its GlobalServe subsidiary, a global IT procurement and service management company. Investors and media can find more information about Connection at https://ir.pcconnection.com.
Connection–Business Solutions (800.800.5555) is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business sector. It offers more than 425,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained sales account managers, publications, and its website at www.connection.com.
Connection–Enterprise Solutions (561.237.3300), www.connection.com/enterprise, provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, and access to over 425,000 products and 1,600 vendors through TRAXX™, a proprietary cloud-based eProcurement system. The team’s engineers, software licensing specialists, and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.
Connection–Public Sector Solutions (800.800.0019), is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, publications, and online at www.connection.com/publicsector.
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Global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT) announced today the launch of its Center for Healthy and Efficient Spaces (CHES) to create safer, healthier, and more efficient environments for homes, buildings, and transportation around the globe. Rasha Hasaneen, Trane Technologies’ vice president of innovation and product excellence, will be the center’s director.
"Trane Technologies has been a leader in healthy and efficient indoor environments for decades. The global pandemic heightens sensitivity to the need for health and safety, and the overall quality of indoor environments. We are introducing CHES to focus on ensuring that homes, buildings, public transport and other spaces will come out of the pandemic healthier and more sustainable than ever,” said Hasaneen. "Through the center we are responding to urgent and increasing needs for solutions that reduce pathogens, mold, gases and other contaminants in the air we breathe and on the surfaces we touch.*
"Whether you’re at home, work, school, on a bus, or in a delivery vehicle, you want to feel safe and well. CHES will go beyond indoor air quality to consider all the factors that impact indoor environments – including lighting, acoustics and optimal temperatures and humidity. We are providing holistic and environmentally sound solutions. The center will take these outcomes to the next level by forming new partnerships, informing policies and standards, and accelerating innovation.”
Innovation and Policy Advocacy The CHES is working with technology and innovation companies in the climate sector to evaluate and scale the latest advancements in indoor environments across transport, homes, and a broad installed commercial buildings customer base. It will engage a global team of experts from the company’s commercial and residential HVAC and transport refrigeration businesses.
The center will work side-by-side with Trane Technologies’ Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) to inform policy and standards that elevate indoor environmental quality. CEES is a council of global thought leaders in sustainability leadership, infrastructure development, energy policy, and technology that helps the company enact best practices in sustainability in the company and for its customers.
A Better, More Sustainable Normal "The new center will bring together world-leading expertise and technology inside and outside the company to address indoor environment challenges through and beyond the pandemic,” said Paul Camuti, Trane Technologies’ chief technology and strategy officer. "It will expand upon the comprehensive climate, refrigeration, and indoor air quality solutions we already deliver through our brands Trane® and Thermo King®. Together with our partners and customers we are building a new, better, more sustainable normal.”
Each indoor space is unique. Interactions between people and the systems that control any indoor environment they occupy, such as HVAC, lighting, and acoustics, are dynamic and complex. The company’s holistic approach includes assessing the indoor environment and recommendations to effectively mitigate and improve a space, whether it’s a home, building, or public transport vehicle.
Trane Technologies brings the most advanced solutions available for indoor air quality, ranging from building controls and filtration to air cleaning solutions and connected building solutions that adapt to the evolving needs of a building and its occupants. CHES is one more way the company continues to advance indoor environments as the world faces both a historic pandemic and a climate crisis.
Partnering with External Experts Trane Technologies has also established an Advisory Council on Healthy Spaces made up of leading experts who will support CHES goals with expertise in medicine, epidemiology, academic research, and policy, across building and transport sectors. Council members will advise on accelerating safer, healthier, and efficient environments in homes, buildings and transport, and on strategies to build resilience for businesses and communities.
In addition, Trane Technologies has become a founding keystone member of the International WELL Building Institute, whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings. Holly Paeper, vice president of Trane’s Commercial HVAC business, will serve as an advisor on the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Sports and Entertainment Venues. Chris Hsieh, commercial applications engineer, will serve as an advisor on the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management.
For more information on the Center for Healthy and Efficient Spaces, click here.
*There is evidence from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other sources that HVAC technologies can mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious aerosols in built environments; however, the transmission and mitigation of COVID-19 in buildings is yet to be tested and confirmed.
About Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation. Visit tranetechnologies.com.
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(RTTNews) - The Hong Kong stock market has moved higher in two straight sessions, advancing almost 340 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 28,575-point plateau although it may head south again on Monday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets is negative on disappointing earnings news and ongoing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The European and U.S. markets were down and the Asia bourses figure to follow suit.
The Hang Seng finished modestly higher on Friday following gains from the financials and insurance companies, while the oil companies and properties were mixed and the casinos were soft.
For the day, the index gained 76.96 points or 0.27 percent to finish at 28,573.86 after trading between 28,294.66 and 28,667.59.
Among the actives, Xiaomi Corporation cratered 10.26 percent, AIA Group surged 3.67 percent, Ping An Insurance soared 3.51 percent, AAC Technologies plummeted 2.68 percent, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China spiked 2.58 percent, Alibaba Group accelerated 2.55 percent, Techtronic Industries plunged 2.05 percent, Sands China tanked 1.92 percent, Meituan tumbled 1.79 percent, WuXi Biologics skidded 1.62 percent, China Mengniu Dairy sank 1.14 percent, Galaxy Entertainment dropped 1.11 percent, CNOOC shed 1.10 percent, BOC Hong Kong lost 1.01 percent, CITIC and CSPC Pharmaceutical both fell 0.99 percent, China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec) added 0.76 percent, ANTA Sports and Power Assets both slid 0.61 percent, Sun Hing Kai Properties gained 0.56 percent, China Resources Land rose 0.48 percent, China Life Insurance collected 0.46 percent, Hong Kong & China Gas dipped 0.35 percent and New World Development was unchanged.
The lead from Wall Street is soft as stocks opened sharply lower on Friday; the major averages recouped some of the losses but still finished firmly in the red.
The Dow shed 177.26 points or 0.57 percent to finish at 30,814.26, while the NASDAQ sank 114.14 points or 0.87 percent to end at 12,998.50 and the S&P 500 fell 27.29 points or 0.72 percent to close at 3,768.25. For the week, the Dow lost 0.9 percent and the NASDAQ and S&P both fell 1.5 percent.
The early sell-off on Wall Street reflected a negative reaction to disappointing earnings news from financial giants Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM).
Negative sentiment was also generated by a report from the Commerce Department showing a continued decline in U.S. retail sales in December. But the Federal Reserve released a separate report showing U.S. industrial production jumped much more than expected last month.
Crude oil futures settled sharply lower on Friday as worries about energy demand resurfaced amid rising coronavirus cases and tighter restrictions. West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for February ended down $1.21 or 2.3 percent at $52.36 a barrel.