SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition Earns
“Microsoft Certified for Windows Server 2003”
Status at VeriTest
San Ramon, CA,7/28/2003 12:52:03 PM - Universal Responses Corporation’s flagship Web survey engine, SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition version 3.5, has earned Microsoft Corporation’s coveted “Certified for Microsoft Windows 2003” designation, after undergoing independent testing by VeriTest, , a division of Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX). SelfSurveys.com has been certified for the Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions.
"Microsoft is pleased to have Universal Responses Corporation achieve Certification for Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions," said Dennis Oldroyd, Director, Windows Server Marketing, Microsoft Corporation. "This certification will help Universal Responses’ customers feel confident about choosing SelfSurveys.com as a reliable, secure, and available Windows solution for their survey engine needs."
One of the most trusted independent labs, VeriTest conducts testing for this program using methods that they co-developed with Microsoft and reports the results of that testing . Specific tests verified that SelfSurveys.com 3.5 Enterprise Edition executes correctly on Windows, installs and uninstalls cleanly, and complies with all security requirements. Further, as part of the Enterprise and Datacenter levels of testing, it was verified that SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition remained stable and highly available under high load and high stress.
To view the full certification report visit www.veritest.com/go.asp?urc1.
“Through Windows Server 2003 certification testing at VeriTest, Universal Responses Corporation has demonstrated a commitment to its customers to ensure SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition version 3.5 meets the highest levels of reliability, availability, and security,” said Katrina Teague, Vice President, Marketing and Channel Development, VeriTest.
VeriTest's testing establishes an unprecedented technical standard for identifying applications that are secure and manageable, and that run reliably on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.
SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition is a scalable, easy-to-access survey engine, which can be run on hardware as simple as a single machine. Performance increases with the addition of a second server, used to run the SQL Server 2000 databases. Additional servers can be configured in clusters to provide high availability, and SelfSurveys.com can also utilize load balancing across the available computers to scale to extremely high performance levels. In real-world use, surveys of over 300,000 respondents in multiple languages are readily handled.
"Universal Responses Corporation’s Windows Server 2003 certification demonstrates to customers that SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition version 3.5 delivers great performance and reliability on Intel® Xeon™ processor-based systems," said Ajay Malhotra, Director of Marketing of the Enterprise Platforms Group at Intel.
VeriTest tested SelfSurveys.com Enterprise Edition a single Intel® Pentium® !!! Xeon processor-based server, a dual Intel Pentium !!! Xeon processor-based server, and a 4-node cluster comprised of 8-way Intel® Xeon™ processor MP-based computers with Fibre Channel storage, and on a 32-way Unisys ES7000 datacenter-class high performance and high availability server.
Universal Responses Corp.’s SelfSurveys.com
Achieves over 10 million surveys in 2003
San Ramon, CA,7/2/2003 12:00:00 AM – Universal Responses Corporation (URC), a global provider of business research tools, has deployed over 10 million surveys thus far in calendar year 2003 using the flagship SelSurveys.com Web survey engine. SelfSurveys.com is used by companies large and small to quickly and cost-effectively collect and analyze vital information via PCs and mobile devices.
“If you don’t have an easy tool. You just wouldn’t collect the information”, commented Derek Brown, Director of Marketing at Microsoft Corp. These feelings are shared by the large and rapidly growing number of companies that utilize SelfSurveys.com.
Universal Responses Corp. utilized a state-of-the-art datacenter, and Microsoft .NET technologies to provide a highly reliable, scalable and resilient service. By outsourcing the IT infrastructure, companies gain fast time to market for their surveys, and do so at a cost-effective price point. Results are available as they come in as raw data, calculated graphs, or as downloadable files that can be imported into other analytical tools such as Excel or SPSS.
Surveys are easily developed in DesignerWIZ™, and deployed to pools of respondents numbering anywhere from a dozen to 300,000 people via client Web sites, email messages, or mobile electronic devices. Professional survey services combine with high response rates, commonly in the 10% range, to deliver statistically valid results for making business decisions. Sophisticated account management is ideal for large organizations who use teams to develop surveys or who have several departments who will be acting somewhat autonomously.
Universal Responses Corporation Launches
Version 3.5 of SelfSurveys.com
Latest Web survey engine built with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 to run on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 increasing performance
San Ramon, CA,5/9/2003 12:00:00 AM – Universal Responses Corporation (URC), a global provider of business research tools, announces the launch of the latest release of its high-performance Web survey engine, SelfSurveys.com. SelfSurveys.com version 3.5 allows companies to quickly collect information in order to make timely business decisions. This latest release delivers significantly increased performance, enhanced management capabilities for large companies, and the ability to send entire surveys inside an email message to increase response rates.
URC chose Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for its advanced security, reliability, and scalability features. Typical surveys run 500% faster and support 300% more simultaneous survey respondents.
“Selfsurveys.com is an excellent example of how companies can use Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Framework to build high-performance Web-based applications that deliver information on any device any time,” said Mike Kass, product manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp.
Surveys can now be delivered inside e-mail messages, a unique capability that complements existing deployment options through Web browsers, Pocket PCs, mobile phones, or kiosks. This new capability will increase the already impressive 10% response rates that URC customers typically receive, well above the response rates for paper-based surveys.
New management features allow larger companies to assign different roles to their employees, enhancing their ability to work together on survey projects. For example, different employees can perform financial account administration, analyze results, translate questions into foreign languages, or author surveys.
The survey data exporter has also been enhanced to deliver selected data to surveyors who want to perform detailed analysis on their PC using applications such as Microsoft Excel. New advanced surveying features include stoppage, extension, and answer rotation, satisfying even the most demanding expert surveyors.
Koll Appointed to Advisory Board at Universal Responses Corporation
San Ramon, Calif,7/30/2002 12:00:00 AM - Universal Responses Corporation (formerly SelfSurveys Corporation), a global provider of business research tools, today announced that Thomas Koll has joined its Advisory board, bringing its total number of board members to five.
Universal Responses, a global provider of quick, easy-to-use business research tools, expects to gain from Koll's extensive expertise in business planning and his strong grasp of international markets.
"Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in business strategy and technology deployment, we’re delighted to have Thomas take a seat on our board. His insights will help us build more strategic relationships within the computer and telecommunications industries as we grow our business internationally. Thomas’ accomplishments with Microsoft have been no less than outstanding," said Mike Ghoodisian, CEO of Universal Responses.
Koll also serves as chairman of the board of Infowave Software (TSE: IW), a global provider of wireless software for the enterprise and network operator markets.
Previously, he was vice president of Microsoft's Network Solutions Group, where he was responsible for Microsoft's business with wireline and wireless telecommunications companies, network equipment providers and Internet service providers worldwide. Koll was instrumental in developing Microsoft's vision for mobility and initiated its wireless strategy. Prior to that, he was general manager of Microsoft’s Dedicated System Group and also served as general manager of worldwide business planning and strategy for the world’s largest software company. Koll joined Microsoft in 1988. He holds a master's degree in political science from Free University of Berlin.
“As companies large and small place greater emphasis on better understanding their business choices, I see a great future for Universal Responses and fully intend to serve as a pivotal resource in assuring that future,” Koll said.
Universal Responses announces end-to-end Services with Microsoft .NET Passport
San Ramon, CA,1/23/2002 12:00:00 AM Universal Responses Corporation, an innovator in Web-based survey tools and Weblications™, announced today the new release of its .NET Passport enabled site.
“We view Microsoft as a leader, bringing business communities together, with its .NET Passport offering. Enabling our SelfSurveys.com site with .NET Passport allows us to make it easier than ever for people to visit the site to complete surveys or view their results,” said Mike Ghodoosian, Universal Responses’ CEO and Co-Founder. “Universal Responses is enjoying the combined benefits of rapid time to market for our solution and ease of access by more than 200 million active users of .NET Passport and the global community of Microsoft business partners.”
“We are very excited about Unviversal Responses’ commitment to simplifying the online experience for its customers,” said Erin Cullen, Product Manager for .NET Services at Microsoft.
“Microsoft’s .NET Passport, will provide SelfSurveys.com and its customers with enhanced security and privacy while eliminating the need to remember multiple passwords.”
With this new release, SelfSurveys.com’s customers will be able to simply click on the .NET sign-in scarab on the SelfSurveys.com home page to enter. There’s no need to remember often forgotten usernames and passwords. In today’s dynamic business environment, Web-based survey tools and Weblications™ are what successful business leaders are using to make, better, more informed decisions faster.
Universal Responses Corporation Launches SelfSurveys.com Version 2.0, the latest multi-language Do-it-Yourself tool for on-line Surveys
San Ramon, CA,9/27/2001 12:51:38 AM– Universal Responses Corporation, an Application Service Provider (ASP) and
innovator in Web based feedback applications, announces the release of SelfSurveys.com
Version 2.0. This application offers users, the tools to collect feedback from
their customers, prospects, and employees without having to manage projects in-house.
A spectacular multi-language option makes it very suitable for global companies
that require extremely fast customer feedback for today’s changing markets. The
initial languages offered include English, Spanish and German. In addition, SelfSurveys.com version 2.0 also provides support for mobile devices (Pocket PC) which is ideally suited for feedback at trade shows and seminars.
The client applications are hosted on-line utilizing high
reliability servers. Clients need not to be concerned with hardware and
software configurations. This application has an easy-to-use interface so that
even beginners can learn to design the surveys by themselves. SelfSurveys.com
Version 2.0 offers customization, private labeling and reporting. The Cross-Tabulation
part of the reporting tool also allows for better and faster analysis of
surveys. The reporting and data collection is done on the Internet allowing
clients to use the reports and management tools in real time.