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ARHD expands headquarters

Eldersburg-based America’s Remote Help Desk (ARHD) said it has grown out of its existing headquarters and is leasing additional office space.

America’s Remote Help Desk has hired an additional seven employees since August and there are now 25 staff members.

ARHD, founded in 1999, provides Help Desk Support and IT services to 72 Mid Atlantic based organizations. ARHD offers a complete technical solution for all types of industry by providing end user support, project planning and implementation.

ASCII teams with KeaneTel

New Jersey-based KeaneTel and the Bethesda-based ASCII Group signed a definitive agreement to jointly promote VoIP, voice, data, Internet access, VPNs, and other services provided by KeaneTel’s portfolio of telecom carriers, through the ASCII Group membership to the small and mid sized business marketplace across North America.

KeaneTel estimates the value of this agreement will exceed $50 million in carrier revenues.

Spider Strategies establishes Latin presence

Distric-based Spider Strategies Inc. announced the launch of Spider Strategies Latin America Corp., through a strategic partnership with HYT Consulting, one of Latin America’s leaders in business performance management analysis. This partnership will allow Spider Strategies to provide Latin American users with its performance management suite, Scoreboard.

In Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, Scoreboard will now be fully accessible in Spanish. Scoreboard automatically detects the global location of the browser it is being accessed in, and will display the application in the native language.

Redwood, Approva team up

Reston-based Redwood Software, which makes process automation and information management products, and Approva Corp., which makes continuous controls intelligence software, will co-develop a pre-packaged solution that directly integrates with SAP MIC technology.

The Management of Internal Controls (MIC) tool within mySAP ERP Financials helps SAP customers to certify the accuracy of quarterly and annual financial statements by controlling, evaluating and reporting on internal procedures.

Secure Elements teams with Enira

Herndon-based Secure Elements Inc., which makes enterprise vulnerability management and compliance risk reduction products, announced a strategic partnership with network solutions provider Enira Technologies, which is based in Reston.

The collaboration delivers an advanced, integrated solution that enables enterprise customers and service providers worldwide to protect their networks from the increasing threats of unmitigated vulnerabilities, compliance risk exposures, and emerging exploits.

Digital Management hires Stouffer

Bethesda-based Digital Management Inc. which makes secure e-government products, named Debra Stouffer to lead its business development efforts.

Stouffer joins Digital Management after two years with BAE Systems, Government Enterprise Solutions as vice president of Business Development and Marketing.

Video Convergence to work for Alameda County

Springfield-based Video Convergence, the video surveillance products and integration services division of Cornet Technology, Inc. (CTI), will be installing an intelligent transportation system for the county of Alameda, Calif., on roads currently under construction, that will provide access to a future Ikea store in Dublin, Calif.

CTI will integrate this new system into the established ITS along the I-580 Smart Corridor.

Funded by Alameda County and managed by Ikea, the installation of the new ITS segment will include video surveillance of the new roads and intersections that are being constructed around the store. The project will require CTI to install approximately one-half mile of new fiber cables to provide communications between the new intersections and the Traffic Operations Center.

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