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OpsCompass Releases Healthcare Compliance Product for the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Today, OpsCompass, a leading public cloud governance and compliance company, announced new regulatory compliance capabilities for their flagship SaaS product, Helm.

The new functionality comes in the form of a module add-on for Helm that provides deep compliance automation and real-time reporting to Helm’s existing suite of continuous public cloud governance capabilities. Initially supporting HIPAA, with additional regulatory standards coming soon, the Helm compliance module will immediately help the healthcare industry create value in the cloud by providing a complete, turn-key governance and compliance solution so they can focus on the innovative applications.

“This new functionality will allow our healthcare related clients to leverage the power, flexibility and inherent security of the cloud with even greater confidence and ease than was previously available in traditional infrastructure environments,” commented John Grange, Chief Technology Officer for OpsCompass. He continued, “With cloud-native governance, including regulatory compliance and policy controls, organizations can now have visibility into their real-time compliance posture as well as a greatly improved ability to report and audit.”

OpsCompass worked closely with engineers at the Nebraska Applied Research Institute (NARI) and with a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The new Helm module meets the changing demands of HIPAA and other key regulatory standards while allowing clients to leverage robust governance and compliance across Azure and AWS using a single SaaS platform.

“This was a very focused use of resources for a specific outcome. We enjoyed working with this unique combination of expertise, it was a real collaboration of academic, public interest and private sector alignment,” added Ken Hansen, Executive Director of NARI. The joint effort allowed the project to be accelerated, finishing phase 2 ahead of schedule and creating a commercially viable product in far less time that would normally be required.

The compliance module for Helm, and specifically the initial support for HIPAA, allows both public and private organizations to more quickly and confidently build the next generation of innovative, data and AI driven applications that drive better outcomes in healthcare. By leveraging a cloud-native product like Helm, organizations can focus more of creating value through innovative applications knowing that their cloud platform is compliant and governed.

“We currently have the compliance module enabled for existing Helm customers in the healthcare space with excellent results thus far, and we are prepared to release the commercial edition in the next couple of weeks,” commented Scott Griffith, senior vice president of Corporate Development for OpsCompass. He continued, “this is an example of how the flexible, integrated nature of the cloud, lends itself to sensitive workloads that require both cloud scale features and precise controls.”

Helm helps companies take advantage of the cloud more rapidly and provide visibility and control, an important factor in the public cloud’s shared risk model.

For a detailed look at OpsCompass’ compliance module: https://waypoint.opscompass.com/helm-a-better-way-to-do-public-cloud-compliance/

About OpsCompass

OpsCompass, LLC is a Nebraska based provider of enterprise software that drives operational control, visibility, and security in Microsoft Azure and other global cloud platforms. Purpose-built for the cloud, OpsCompass replaces legacy controls that are not designed for contemporary, API-driven, cloud infrastructure. The company was formed by former tech executives that have experience in a variety of cloud related industries and who have lived many of the challenges facing large enterprises in the transition to cloud-based systems. https://opscompass.com or https://waypoint.opscompass.com

About the Nebraska Applied Research Institute

The Nebraska Applied Research Institute is a 501(c) affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha that provides applied research and development, hands-on training, data analytics, and cybersecurity services within the cyber physical system domain to industry and Government clients. Built around multiple high-fidelity hardware-in-the-loop testbeds, NARI’s offerings provide real-world solutions to some of the most complex and difficult cybersecurity challenges facing the high-tech digital world. The Institute was formed by tech executives and cybersecurity professionals with vast experience in vulnerability research, exploitation, data analytics, modeling, simulation, and visualization. http://nari.unomaha.edu.

About the Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Since 1967, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has focused on growing and diversifying the state’s economic base by bringing new investment, businesses, and people into the state. DED’s mission is to provide quality leadership and services that enable Nebraska’s communities, businesses, and people to succeed in a global economy. DED’s primary divisions of Business Development and Housing & Community Development are equipped with a variety of programs to advance Nebraska businesses and communities by assisting with business formation, retention, and expansion and by supporting Nebraska communities with development efforts. To find out more about the programs that DED offers to businesses and communities, please visit https://opportunity.nebraska.gov

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

Governor Kim Reynolds Visits Spin Markket On Condition Of The State Tour

Iowa Workforce Development recommended Spin Markket as a business that the Governor should visit. The discussion focused on how Spin Markket works with businesses around the state to tell their story about their business for customers and use that same strategy for recruiting new employees.

Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State Tour is talking to businesses about Future Ready Iowa and Empower Rural Iowa Initiative that focuses on broadband, housing, and workforce across the state.

How a business appears online is a critical element in creating that positive story. With 95% of future customers viewing businesses online before they decide to buy, how that business appears is the deciding factor between a sale and no sale. The exact same scenario applies to recruiting employees. The first place that a potential employee goes is online to learn more about that business before submitting a resume or inquiry about the job opportunity.

“We use a variety of digital and social media marketing strategies to tell that story about the clients we serve,” states Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket. “That same strategy is used when that client is looking at growing their employment opportunities within their business. Posting an open job position is just not enough anymore with such a low unemployment rate across the state”.

Governor Reynolds also had a great conversation with Jessica Nemechek who will be an intern with Spin Markket starting in March. Jessica is a student at Buena Vista University and will be graduating in May with a degree in business and marketing. Internships are just one of the ways businesses can recruit future employees and create jobs that keep our graduating youth in the state.

The discussion also addressed two additional initiatives that Spin Markket participates in that focus on recruitment and community branding.

Dental Connection is a non-profit advisory group that works with dental professionals and graduating dental students in providing practice management support. The Advisory Group with Dental Connection is composed of professionals that specialize in services for dental professionals. In the group, dental professionals and students can network with a cpa, bank loan officer, healthcare real estate specialist, lawyer, dental equipment, construction and technical advisor, dental supply and systems advisor, marketing advisor, dentist and dental hygienist.

Branding communities to recruit future workforce along with potential businesses is the focus of #ThisIsFortDodge. The community branding campaign kicked off in 2016 and has grown to reach thousands every week through a strategically managed digital and social media marketing plan. It is common to receive posted comments from visitors across the world every week that routinely follow the community through #ThisisFortDodge.

Spin Markket is located at 726 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. Additional information on the business can be found at http://www.spinmarkket.com, by emailing to info@spinmarkket.com or calling 515-302-8026. Everyone is invited to follow along on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter

Posted in: Business,Government & Politics

Housing Court Favors Landlord Mogul in Veteran Eviction Case

New York, NY. In a matter now filed with the Attorney General’s Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force, the New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to charge a veteran for all legal fees incurred by his landlord in his attempts to evict him. Landlord, Larry Ginsberg, of Algin Management and owner of over thirty NY high-rise buildings, filed to evict a 40-year tenant on the basis of a claimed late payment of one rental check.

Tenant Gerard Sunnen, a Vietnam–era U.S. veteran (USAF-MC 71-73; USAF Reserves 73-82), states that this one check was duly sent, but not cashed. “For forty years the landlord happily took rent checks, Sunnen said, “ then one month, nothing except for a City Marshall eviction notice pasted on the door. While this may be a case of bias and discrimination, now known is that this is also a common tactic of certain NY landlords eager to flip apartments out of rent stabilization, flouting the rent stabilization guidelines of New York’s Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).“

.The matter landed in NY City’s Housing Court, where months of court appearances ballooned legal fees. Algin demanded some ,800 - reflecting the rates of the landlord’s lawyers, Belkin, Burden, Wenig and Goldman, LLP. - The matter went to Justice Anne Katz, head of NY’s Housing Court. Katz upheld the landlord’s demands.

Appealing the decision to the NY Supreme Court Appellate Term, First Department, the matter awaited final adjudication. In their decision, appellate justices Martin Shulman, Martin Schoenfeld, and Doris Ling-Cohan upheld Katz’s order.

“Tenants’ rights are sacrosanct in many cities around the world,” Sunnen added, “where community cohesion is protected. In these turbulent times breaking down New York’s cultural fabric via massive real estate upheavals, veterans, as all New Yorkers, should have housing shielded from powerful predatory interests, all in the context of a benevolent judicial system.“

Attribution:

Gerard Sunnen

200 East 33rd Street, 26J

New York, NY 10016

Tel. 212-6790679

gsunnen@aol.com

References: Index No. L&T 92116/02

L&T 078335/2015

NY County Clerk # 570869

Posted in: Government & Politics,Law & Legal,News & Current Affairs,Public Affairs