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by Rachel Burstein | 12:00 PM March 13, 2013

If you're anything like I am, you listen to webinars with one ear, occasionally checking your computer screen if a graph or image is referenced, perhaps catching up on email or articles while the webinar is running in the background. Despite the challenges for viewers, everyone from for-profit companies like LinkedIn and Procter and Gamble to non-profits like the Red Cross and City Year to professional associations like the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association to publishers like HBR run webinars. These sessions are designed to do everything from teach particular skills or tools to discuss trends in different sectors. And they are aimed at all sorts of audiences, from clients to colleagues.

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by Lenna Garibian | March 12, 2013

Small businesses say tools such as online surveys and loyalty tracking systems are most effective at engaging existing customers, whereas daily deals and Internet ads seem more effective at attracting new customers, according to a survey from Constant Contact.

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During a presentation, “Nothing gets eyes a-glazing like a visual cliché,” writes Nancy Duarte on the Harvard Business Review blog.

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Any marketer waiting for the world to get back to normal hasn't been noticing the new reality. Every day, a new headline, book, TED talk or coffee shop conversation proves anew that customers, products, markets and marketing approaches aren't just undergoing change -- they've changed already.

Temple, Texas (February 1, 2013)   McLane Group, L.P., the parent company of McLane Logistics Technology, McLane Intelligent Solutions, and McLane Advanced Technologies, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to receive a Deliverables Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) contract.

The DBITS contract vehicle allows state agencies and other Texas government entities to purchase technology services directly from awarded vendors, simplifying and expediting the state procurement process.   According to Karen Robinson, DIR Executive Director and the State of Texas Chief Information Officer, “The customer and vendor response to this contract approach has been overwhelmingly positive.”

State and local government entities will be able to purchase a wide variety of technology services directly from the three McLane Group technology companies in the following technical categories:

  • Application Development
  • Application Maintenance and Support
  • Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation
  • Project Management

As the patriarch of a family owned business with Texas roots dating back to 1894, McLane Group founder and CEO Drayton McLane, Jr. is committed to serving the citizens of Texas by providing high quality, cost effective technology services to state government entities.

“We are honored to be provided this opportunity by DIR, and look forward to providing the State of Texas with the exceptional level of support and service we currently provide to our federal government and private sector customers,” McLane said.

About McLane Group

The McLane Group offers a wide range of robust and affordable technology services through a consortium of three technology companies, McLane Advanced Technologies, McLane Logistics Technology and McLane Intelligent Solutions. Headquartered in Temple, Texas, McLane Group remains a privately held family business that provides the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company backed by the financial strength and business expertise associated with larger companies.


For additional information, please contact Cindy Reed at 512-787-4737.


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