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Tech Digest: Fiserv, IMS, Honeywell HomMed, Firstlogic

Fiserv Inc. of Brookfield, Wis., said its Personix business in Boston would supply output services to Putnam Investments through an agreement that will bring Personix a significant distribution center in the Northeast. The former Putnam Distribution Center provides output services, including computer print and automated mailing, fulfillment and offset printing. The business will become the cornerstone for a new Personix Boston operation, strengthening Personix's distribution footprint and reinforcing its leadership position in the investment services marketplace. The staff of the Putnam Distribution Center will become Fiserv employees.

Fiserv Imagesoft, a unit of Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv, Inc., said the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) will use its ExchangeGuard Image Quality and Usability Assessment (IQA/U) software to detect image defects on the millions of check images it will test during Phase II of its Image Quality and Usability Assurance Initiative. The objective of the phase of the FSTC study is to develop a minimum standard for acceptable check image quality for the U.S. financial services industry.

IMS of Madison, Wis., received a 2005 Tower Award from the Business Marketing Association of Chicago for its application development work on the corporate website of IMS competed in the category of websites with a budget greater than $50,000.

ProClip USA of Madison, Wis., has expanded its line of cellular phone and handhelds device holders to include the new Samsung i730. ProClip vehicle mounts attach to a vehicle's dashboard or console.

Tunstall, of the United Kingdom, will distribute the Genesis monitor of Brookfield, Wis.-based Honeywell HomeMed throughout the U.K., the companies announced Wednesday. "This alliance will help us to deliver more proactive models of care for the management of chronic diseases as part of the government's national service framework," said James Buckley, Tunstall's chief executive officer. There are already 300 clinical sites in the U.S. using HomMed Genesis.
La Crosse-based Firstlogic Inc.'s Web services-based IQ8 data quality integration environment will be available to organizations using Cognos Business Intelligence through a partner agreement the companies announced Wednesday. Cognos. Cognos,of Ottawa, Ontario, provides enterprise planning and consolidation, business intelligence, and corporate performance management software.

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