MDR Unveils Innovative, E-commerce Platform Accelerating Sales and Marketing Success in the Education Industry

SHELTON, Conn. (PRWEB) December 05, 2019

In support of its continued commitment to innovation, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today unveiled MDR ConnectED Cloud, a revolutionary new e-commerce platform that provides customers instant access to high quality education data, tools and services. Designed to drive increased performance for sales and marketing leaders, MDR ConnectED Cloud provides unparalleled access to education institution data, personnel contact information and valuable firmographics as well as the ability to create targeted audiences at the click of a button. With the new MDR ConnectED Cloud platform, customers will experience an innovative, easy to use – and always on – way to access MDR’s accurate data to efficiently accelerate targeted engagement and conversion across the U.S. Pre-K, K-12 and higher ed marketplace.

“The MDR ConnectED Cloud platform continues MDR’s investment in proprietary tools and services that accelerate the ROI of MDR’s data for our thousands of customers,” said MDR General Manager Steve Palm. “Our goal is simple – provide our customers with the highest quality data and reach capabilities delivered with speed and efficiency through innovative tools and services. As an increasing number of our customers adopt account-based sales and marketing strategies, MDR’s ongoing investments provide critical sales enablement and marketing engagement potential, optimization of CRM and Marketing Automation investments plus important data hygiene and compliance support.”

MDR’s ConnectED Cloud platform is the gateway to three, innovative tools designed to enhance access to, and usage of, MDR’s high quality district, school, and personnel data and insights. These tools are integrated into a single, easy to use platform, providing 24/7, e-commerce access for customers:

  • MDR’s MarketView, recently redesigned, reliable sale enablement tool now mobile- ready and available through the MDR ConnectED Cloud, enables sales professionals with timely and complete firmographics about schools, districts, administrators and teachers, including insights on available funding, test scores and contact data. MarketView drives individual and team sales performance by providing critical information when you need it.
  • MDR’s ListBuilder, a self-serve list building tool, allows customers to define their audience by selecting from hundreds of characteristics and attributes. New contacts are added regularly, including 2 million new contact teacher names added in 2018 and 2019.
  • MDR CloudSync, a proprietary data integration tool, provides customers with the ability to integrate their MDR sales and marketing lists directly into their platforms, such as Marketo, Salesforce and Microsoft SQL, enabling instant integration into the tools that fuel sales and marketing outreach. MDR CloudSync brings speed to data transfer, allowing MDR customers a competitive advantage and creating significant ROI opportunities.

As the premier sales and marketing data and integrated marketing services organization in the U.S. education market, MDR continues to invest in technology providing customers an advantage and access to unmatched data quality, coverage, speed and connectivity. MDR’s on-staff expert researchers make daily updates to verify more than 7 million teacher names each year, resulting in 93 percent accuracy of contact names and 99 percent accuracy of school names, as validated by Concentrix (formerly Convergys), a leading provider of information management services.

For more information about MDR ConnectED Cloud, visit

About MDR

MDR connects enterprises to the education community with innovative data driven solutions that accelerate marketing and sales success. For more than 50 years, MDR has provided insights and structure to the complexities of the education marketplace through unique institution and personnel data and analytics. Innovative tools, unparalleled services and deep market knowledge speed customers go-to-market strategies while delivering critical database hygiene, structure and linkage to support modern CRM, Marketing Automation and ERP connectivity. MDR’s marketing services range from content development and marketing agency services to data-driven social and digital advertising solutions. MDR’s recent innovations include AcceleratedData, MDR Visitor Intelligence, MDR CloudSync, MDR’s ConnectED Cloud, and the number one media brand for educators, WeAreTeachers. For more information, visit

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Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency Assistance After Severe Flooding in Ghana

NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 05, 2019

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) after severe flooding in northern Ghana earlier this fall.

In September and October of 2019, the Upper East Region of Ghana and most of northern Ghana experienced torrential rains, causing the Bagre Dam to overflow. Widespread flooding impacted farmland and homes, displacing over 26,000 people and destroying their livelihoods. Approximately 6,000 houses were partially damaged or destroyed. In addition, the standing water has exposed women and children to health risks such as malaria and other waterborne illnesses.

With the support of Episcopal Relief & Development, ADDRO, the relief and development arm of the Anglican Diocese of Tamale in northern Ghana, is building on their networks of health volunteers and other community relationships to provide critical relief kits for impacted families. These kits include rice, maize, beans, cooking oil, salt, soap, mattresses and mosquito nets. ADDRO is working closely with government agencies to avoid duplication of assistance so that the most vulnerable are reached.

“Many of the impacted families are participants in ADDRO and Episcopal Relief & Development’s early childhood development program,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Response and Risk Reduction for Episcopal Relief & Development. “These existing relationships helped us to quickly identify where help was most needed. We remain committed to supporting these communities as they begin to rebuild.”

Please pray for all the individuals and families affected by the flooding. To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster risk reduction work, visit


For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

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VoiceFoundry Announces Collaborative Partnership with SynchroNet

TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) December 05, 2019

VoiceFoundry, a provider of enterprise cloud-based contact center solutions with a unique focus on customer engagement and SynchroNet, a pioneer in delivering virtual desktop solutions, today announced a collaborative partnership to drive a new level of customer and agent engagement. The partnership aligns two specialty Advanced Consulting Partners in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) that have a singular focus of delivering contact center solutions based on AWS services.

This collaboration combines contact center expertise with AWS solutions to enhance the customer and agent experience. The partnership blends two critical components of the contact center together in a simple offering, enabling contact centers to quickly take advantage of AWS offerings like Amazon Connect and Amazon WorkSpaces.

SynchroNet endeavors to reinvent the way people interact with systems and applications through innovation and collaboration on the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. SynchroNet leverages Amazon WorkSpaces to provide access to documents, applications, and resources, anywhere, anytime on any device. The solution is designed to improve End User Computing (EUC), and the partnership with VoiceFoundry can solidify the experience while expanding offerings.

Customers today are often challenged with managing the complexity of mixed vendor environments for voice path transmission, desktop latency, version control, bandwidth management and network optimization. All are issues faced by contact centers running VoIP and thin clients concurrently, which is why the alliance of VoiceFoundry and SynchroNet makes sense. This alliance is designed to help customers to easily manage these services under a single agreement. SynchroNet’s competency around the virtual desktop allows VoiceFoundry to effectively position AWS offerings in a single solution.

“VoiceFoundry is excited about partnering with SynchroNet, a fellow APN Partner that is uniquely focused on services vital for success in the contact center, the agent desktop. Our joint offering makes it simple for customers to purchase, implement, and support both Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Connect under a holistic agreement rather than dealing with the complexity of multiple vendors,” says Lynn Teague, VP Sales. “We are devoted to developing and growing our business around Amazon Connect. Our passion lies in delivering one of the best customer experiences, mixed with the right collaborations that can fuel our ability to provide enhanced contact center solutions.”

“What we are most excited about is working with VoiceFoundry on these types of engagements to truly benefit the customer. It allows us each to excel at what we are best at, while providing innovative and collaborative solutions that leverage the benefits of the cloud,” states SynchroNet CEO, Darin Cook. “The customer is the ultimate winner, receiving best in class solutions, with enhanced implementation expertise from a partnership between customer-focused providers. It’s a win-win all around.”

About VoiceFoundry

VoiceFoundry is passionate about customer experience. We specialize in the delivery of Amazon Web Services (AWS) contact center solutions and are uniquely focused on helping businesses improve customer engagement, while maximizing the benefits of the cloud. Our expertise is focused on AI & natural language automation, CTI, enterprise integration, user experience design, and workforce management and optimization. For more information, visit us at You can learn more about Amazon Connect by visiting

About SynchroNet

SynchroNet is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner hyper-focused on End User Compute (EUC): WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0. SynchroNet has built out proven platforms, products and services to assist with validation, migration, automation, and ongoing operational support of the AWS EUC suite in multiple enterprise environments. They align people, process and partners with the right technology by leveraging EUC solutions and related Serverless solutions in the areas most beneficial to customers and partners globally. For more information, visit us at You can learn more about Amazon WorkSpaces by visiting

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