is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, mobile phones, computer software, and computer hardware and hardware accessories. As of September 2007, the company operates about 200 retail stores in five countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Apple employs over 20,000 permanent and temporary workers worldwide and had worldwide annual sales in its fiscal year 2007 of US$24.01 billion.
is the Internet's leading global consumer and business services company, offering a comprehensive network of essential services for Web users around the globe as well as businesses of all sizes. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) is the leader in traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is also the most recognized and valuable Internet brand globally, reaching over 345 million unique users in 25 countries and 13 languages.
is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. NetApp® storage solutions include specialized hardware, software, and services, providing seamless storage management for open network environments. Major corporations and service providers, including Citicorp Securities, Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo!, utilize NetApp global data management solutions.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America. As of September 11, 2004, the company operated 1,815 stores in the Western, Southwestern, Rocky Mountain, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and in western Canada. In support of its stores, Safeway has an extensive network of distribution, 34 manufacturing and food processing facilities and 2002 total of $32 Billion in sales.
is a chain of cosmetics stores founded in France in 1969 and acquired by Paris-based conglomerate LVMH in 1997. The Sephora chain includes more than 750 stores in 21 countries. It carries over 250 brands of items that include makeup, skin care, fragrance, bath, hair products, hair tools, and beauty accessories, including Sephora's own private label.
Riverbed Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq; RVBD) is the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. Riverbed’s WDS solutions enable organizations with more than one office to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. Riverbed’s award-winning Steelhead® WDS appliances speed the performance of applications between distributed sites, typically by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, enabling companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and realize significant capital and operational cost savings. Riverbed is changing the way people work – and enabling, for the first time, a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local.
knows that if you want to survive in the storage market, you'd better have drive. The company is a leading independent maker of rigid disk drives (or hard drives) used to store data in computers. Its drives are used in systems ranging from personal computers and workstations to high-end servers and mainframes. Seagate sells directly to computer manufacturers and through distributors.
Brocade Communications Systems
offers the industry's leading intelligent platform for networking storage. The Brocade SilkWorm family of fabric switches and software is designed to optimize data availability and storage, server, and personnel resources in the enterprise. Using Brocade SilkWorm fabric switches, customers can connect servers with storage devices through a storage area network (SAN), creating a highly reliable, manageable, scalable, and secure environment for storage applications.
is the world's pioneer of system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. With annual revenues in CY 2003 of $827.2 million, Altera combines the reprogrammable logic technology originally invented in 1983 with software tools, intellectual property (IP), and design services to provide high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. Altera is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 2,000 people in 14 countries.
BEA Systems, Inc.
is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, delivering powerful standards-based platforms for building enterprise applications and managing Service-Oriented Architectures even in heterogeneous IT environments. BEA also provides support for Blended strategies that combine Open Source and commercial software to best suit the needs of business and IT. With over 16,000 customers including the majority of the Fortune Global 500, BEA provides the technology, solutions and services to help companies achieve a state of Business LiquidITy™ where enterprise assets are freed up to deliver maximum business value.
Founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, TechSoup Global
is a recognized leader in bringing technological empowerment and philanthropy to social benefit organizations- including nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, libraries and other social change agents. Over the past two decades, their innovative programs have supported social benefit organizations on the international, national, and the local level. Their unique service model allows us to forge partnerships between unlikely allies to address the unmet technology needs of these organizations.
is a $3.4 billion company that offers network services such as home networks, gateways, Internet appliances, broadband, Internet wireless mobility, LAN telephony, and carrier-class platforms.3Com was founded in 1979- a pioneer in the computer networking industry.3Com's heritage is in providing robust networking solutions that are functionally rich, cost-effective and simple to use.
sells the world's favorite handheld computers. Palm also licenses the Palm OS to world-class companies that create customized handheld solutions to meet specific market needs. In May 1999, Palm launched the Palm.Net wireless service, which provides on-the-go Internet access. No modems. No phone lines. Palm handhelds are so popular because they deliver truly useful solutions in an elegant way.
Electronics For Imaging
(EFI) wants to take control of your color. The company makes hardware and software systems for commercial and enterprise digital printing and print management. EFI's Fiery line includes stand-alone print servers, as well as print controllers that copier and printer vendors such as Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox integrate into their equipment. EFI's Print MIS software provides supply chain and customer relationship management from print job submission to fulfillment.
Eccolo Media For Imaging
helps technology companies strategize, plan, and develop highly effective marketing content. An agency of exceptional writers, Eccolo combines practical experience with ongoing industry research to identify and apply best practices for collateral development across a broad spectrum of channels and formats. Founded in 1999, Eccolo Media is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and fulfills a wide range of project needs throughout the Americas and EMEA.
is a $1.2 billion company that designs, develops, manufactures and supports systems and software for multimedia communications and information processing applications. Comverse delivers a broad range of multimedia network-based infrastructure, systems, applications and services - all designed to offer the user a personalized communications experience for network, cable or Internet service providers.
, founded in 1976- celebrating twenty-five years in the retail boutique and wholesale business, knows what the customer wants. With a whimsical bend, we create innovative products like: Hoola, She-laq, Lip Plump, Dr. Feelgood...to name only a few. Beauty editors have declared that BeneFit is one of the most innovative and creative cosmetic companies in the industry. BeneFit currently has seven very busy boutiques, a thriving catalog and Internet business and an ever expanding global distribution.
is the founder and leading provider of Data Profiling solutions for Global 2000 enterprises. Evoke product suite provides a thorough understanding of corporate data quality, content and structure which enables companies to correct inconsistencies, redundancies and inaccuracies in corporate databases - the essential first step in any successful data-driven IT initiative.
The Israeli military intelligence, or Aman, with an estimated staff of 7,000 personnel, produces comprehensive national intelligence estimates for the prime minister and cabinet, daily intelligence reports, risk of war estimates, target studies on nearby Arab countries, and communications intercepts. Aman also conducts across-border agent operations. Its Foreign Relations Department is responsible for liaison with foreign intelligence services and the activities of Israeli military attachés abroad. Aman also collects data on Arab and Soviet naval activities in the Mediterranean and prepares coastal studies for naval gunfire missions and beach assaults.
Sand Hill Advisors
has been providing wealth management services to high-net-worth investors and select institutions in Northern California for twenty years. Our firm provides this comprehensive offering to high net worth individuals, their businesses and their families throughout their financial lives. A registered investment advisor headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Sand Hill manages investments covering a wide range of asset classes for its clients.
Founded in 1987, Walden International
has established itself as a first tier global venture capital firm. With over US$1.5 billion under management, Walden strives to invest in entrepreneurs and companies that demonstrate an ability to gain a competitive advantage in the markets they serve. Investments are focused on four key industry sectors: communications, electronics/digital consumer , software & IT services, and semiconductors. Headquartered in San Francisco, and with offices around the globe.
Waldman Management Group
is San Francisco based property management and investment company that provides both residential and commercial property management services.
is the largest classified employee union in the United States, representing more than 220,000 public employees in California. CSEA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with 10 field offices throughout the state and a governmental relations office in Sacramento. CSEA is an independently chartered union of the AFL-CIO, which includes more than 13 million of America’s workers in 60 member unions.
Oakland Adult & Career Education (OACE)
is the division of Oakland Unified School District that offers educational opportunities to adult learners. OACE is comprised of seven instructional program areas, including:
Aviv Management Engineering and Information Systems
- Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education
- English as a Second Language (including Citizenship)
- School to Career/Career and Technical Education
- Parenting Education
- Older Adults
- Adults with Disabilities
- Workforce Development
is one of the leading management consulting firms in Israel. Founded in 1988, counts among its client leading firms in all sectors: industry, information technology, semiconductor, high-tech, communication and services. Aviv designs and implements successful business strategies that enable clients to achieve their business objectives.
Leveraging leading technology since 1994, NOVO / Giant Step
professional services firm that architects systems to drive efficiency, generate revenue and build sustainable loyalty. NOVO / Giant Step is a private and wholly owned subsidiary of Bcom3, a multinational advertising and marketing communications holding company with over 520 offices in 90 countries. Bcom3 posted approximately $2 billion in revenue in 2000.
Hod-Lavan Food Industries
has been producing and exporting high quality kosher table ready poultry products for the last 28 years. Delicatessen smoked and oven roasted turkey breasts, turkey pastramis, turkey frankfurters, salamis and sausages. Hod Lavan exports to Europe, U.S.A., South America and South Africa. Hod Lavan is the exclusive supplier of meat products to McDonald's Israel.
controls approximately 35% of Israel's entire gas supply and has a storage capacity that encompasses 60% of the country's total gas storage facilities. In 1994, PAZGAS merged with PETROLGAS - an innovative and dynamic gas company. Today, ownership of PAZGAS is equally divided between: PAZ OIL, Israel's largest petroleum company with 220 gas stations throughout the country and turnover in excess of $1 billion; and the PETROLGAS Group, active in the areas of petroleum and construction.
is one of the world's top five ladies fashion swimwear manufacturers. Oberson has a long history of producing outfits to match his swimwear. Using high quality fabrics such as cotton, rayon, Lycra, etc., Oberson designs tops, dresses, pants, shorts, jackets, and pareos to match his swimwear. Gideon Oberson is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Beach House of Naples, Jacobson's and Ann Frances.