Jarvis to Lead Davalen’s Creative Services Practice

Ruth Jarvis


Ruth Jarvis to head up Davalen’s new Creative Services Practice

SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS (July 8, 2009) – Davalen, LLC, an IBM Premier Business Partner and international provider of IT solutions for enterprise e-commerce, search and discovery, portal applications and collaboration announced today that Ruth (Jacob) Jarvis, will lead their new Creative Services Practice.

“Over the past two years, Ruth has used traditional and 21st century marketing techniques to really boost awareness of Davalen in the marketplace.,” stated Len Barker, Managing Partner. “Her mastery of social networking, podcasting, event management and creative marketing had customers asking me if she could work the same magic for them.  In response to these requests, I have asked Ruth to form a Creative Services practice to service this need.”

Ruth (Jacob) Jarvis joined the company in 2002 and took charge of the Marketing Department in 2007. She is responsible for Davalen’s presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube  and manages Davalen’s monthly email newsletter, website, blog sites, webinars, and conferences.

Mrs. Jarvis, received a Communications degree, cum laude, with a double emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Hartford. She is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professional (NAPP), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and was awarded Excellence in the Study of Advertising from the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.

Davalen, LLC is an IBM Premier Business Partner whose executive offices are located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Davalen uses information technology to solve business problems that require getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time.  Because we have years of experience solving similar problems for other clients, we are able to recommend best practices instead of simply responding to client specifications.  Our libraries of patterns and best practices along with expertise in industry leading rapid development tools makes Davalen the go to company for clients concerned with budgets and schedules. You can find more information about Davalen, LLC by visiting its website at http://www.Davalen.com or calling (800)827-8451.

For more information:
Sudbury Branch:
490b Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 Corporate Office: 104 Archway Court, Lynchburg, VA 24502 Toll Free: 800-827-8451 Fax: 978-443-0186

Creative Services:        http://davalen.com/info.php?about=Creative

Is there free resources to start studying Websphere Portlet Factory??

Ruth Jarvis

by Ruth Jarvis

After another twitter-filled day of announcements I received a questions from a follower responding to the following post at http://www.twitter.com/Davalen:

His question response was simple…

 …but it sparked a great discussion bringing our Portlet Factory guys together to battle out what they found to be the best free resource. While we all agree that our services and training path are the most effective and efficient way to get start with Portlet Factory, we understand the growing need for finding information for free in a tough economy and budget crunch.
So what came out of the discussion? Check it out and add your own!

Dave Jacob, our Porlet Factory Practice Manager provided this feedback:

  1. If you have Portlet Factory installed, start with the built in tutorials.
  2. Search for Portlet Factory tutorials on IBM developerworks
  3. Download redbook http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247525.html?Open

Helmar Martens (@WPF_CODER), our Portlet Factory consultant now intated:  Brazil stated

 I find the WPF wiki – http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf – the best place to find a wealth of free resources for WPF developers of all levels.

Our, CTO, David Wilkerson (@geedavid), may have topped them all. He dedicated an entire blog entry to the topic: (this is just an excerpt and you can click on the image to see the whole article).

So, what do you find the most helpful free resource for Portlet Factory? Don’t be shy.

Oh, by the way, here’s a plug, if you want to follow the conversation we have on twitter here’s the information:

Davalen — http://twitter.com/Davalen
Portlet Factory — http://twitter.com/PortletFactory
Lotus — http://twitter.com/LotusSpeak
OmniFind — http://twitter.com/omnifinder
David Wilkerson — http://twitter.com/geedavid
Helmar Martens — http://twitter.com/WPF_Coder