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Marquètte AI-Powered Platform to Kickstart Gripping Content Creation

Marquètte is an AI-powered platform that can assist businesses and especially content creators, in many ways. Its primary purpose is to help you answer multiple questions using the power of AI. The process is simple, you ask a question, and the AI processes a vast database to provide you with several opinions on the topic. Launching April 8th, Marquètte by an American software development company Devtorium will make content creation a breeze!

The applications of Marquètte are incredibly versatile.

  • Content creators and marketing agencies can use the opinions provided by Marquètte to speed up research greatly. The product can help kickstart the content creation process by offering ideas and different perspectives. Writers can use them to create robust content on any topic.
  • Businesses can use these opinions to learn more about their audiences or the market. This information can help one see a matter from different angles. Therefore, it would be possible to make more informed decisions about management and business as a whole.
  • Students can use the capabilities of Marquètte when doing research or looking for inspiration for their essays.

The AI-powered platform Marquètte is available for a free trial so that anyone can test it. The solution is highly intuitive and optimized for all devices. So it’s always easy to sign up and experience what it does.

Silver Subscription Plan is available to those who would like to explore Marquètte to the fullest. This plan also includes the option of having the answers moderated by an expert consultant. This way, one gets a piece of valuable content that can be used in many different ways. For example, opinions from Marquètte can become drafts for social media or blog posts. They can also be a part of a forum marketing strategy.

Subscribing to Marquètte gives one access to the in-app currency called Credits. Using them opens access to extra features, like human editing of the AI-generated answers. One can purchase more credits at any time. The solution payment system is powered by Stripe to guarantee maximum security and protection of the users’ data.

Marquètte was developed by Devtorium, a software development company with headquarters in the US. Devtorium also has multiple offices in Eastern Europe. The company recently merged with Morebis, one of the top developers in New York and North Carolina, according to Clutch.

The idea to create Marquètte came up about two years ago, says Abhishek Jain, Devtorium Chief Product Officer:

“It’s taken our team of data scientists, backend and front-end developers, DevOps, UI/UX designers, and marketers about two years to launch this MVP that we’re proud of. A team of 18 people has been working for 75 thousand hours (2 years), giving their all to our idea. I’m amazed at the enthusiasm of our devs. We are all hyped up to see how our product helps people overcome so many business challenges. We are anxiously waiting for user feedback! It’s our first proprietary SaaS product and we ask you to go easy on us and share your candid opinions. We are a customer-centric company and want to establish a dialogue with all our users. Already we are bursting with ideas on how we will improve this product with every update on a bi-weekly basis!”

Devtorium is a team of 220+ expert developers, data scientists, information security professionals, marketers, and UI/UX designers. The company holds multiple certificates, including ISO 27001:2013. Devtorium works with customers from all over the world on projects ranging from energy management to beauty and insurance applications.

A part of the Devtorium development team is based in Ukraine, and the company has taken an active role in assisting people affected by the war raging in that country. 30% of the company’s income is donated to humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects.

Marquètte is the company’s innovation in the area of SaaS. However, Devtorium has many other projects and concepts in development. The team’s motto is ‘future-proof your business’. They are always looking into the future, finding ways to improve their quality of service and tech.

Devtorium headquarters: Lafayette Str 148, New York, NY 110011

Email: sales@devtoroium.com

Schedule a free Marquètte demo call

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Door, Frame, Hardware Distributors Migrating to SFH Cloud™

ATLANTA, GA – March 25, 2022 – Software for Hardware has recently implemented and introduced cloud based services to SFH customers. Since the beginning of 2022, SFH has migrated distributors to SFH Cloud™ nearly every week of the new year. 

Cloud technology improves staff productivity and company profitability. SFH Cloud™ provides easier access to data and software through any internet connected device. 

Distributors that have migrated to SFH Cloud™ have already experienced improved system performance, reliability and predictable expenses. Lisa Oxman, “We developed SFH Cloud™ in response to clients who recognized the value of cloud software. This year, it seems that recognition is quickly spreading across our entire customer base.” 

Cloud environments also provide system redundancy, consistent backup procedures, and state-of-the-art cyber security technology. Maintaining your data and software in the cloud dramatically reduces the risk of system downtime or a security breach.

Michael Schecter, Director of IT Services, “Often the hardest part of migrating to a better IT environment is the pain and downtime during the conversion. We’ve engineered a process to migrate customers over the weekend with no  staff downtime.” 

SFH provides the best product and tech support in the industry. SFH Cloud™ takes that support even higher as it enables Support staff to more quickly jump into customer accounts to diagnose and resolve issues.

For more information on Software for Hardware estimating, drawing and project management tools  simply visit https://softwareforhardware.com/ or contact info@softwareforhardware.com 

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1998, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

Posted in: Building & Construction,Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Retail,Technology

Software for Hardware Announces Conclusion of Record-Breaking Year

ATLANTA, GA – December 30, 2021 – Software for Hardware introduced software for door, frame and hardware distributors in 1998 and has evolved the platform through 14 major version releases. In 2021, Software for Hardware expanded the software engineering team and accelerated product development. As a result, SFH delivered new technology, increased customer satisfaction, and grew revenue by 20%.

New Technology

In 2021 Software for Hardware introduced SFH Cloud™. SFH Cloud provides DFH distributors the full functionality of SFH without the need to maintain an onsite server, operate daily backups and provide cyber security. Also in 2021, Software for Hardware introduced several technology integrations including Allegion Overtur™ and Oracle NetSuite™. Both of these integrations are currently in use with SFH clients. In addition, SFH released an upgrade to the platform with version 14.1.   

Customer Satisfaction 

Software for Hardware has prioritized customer service for decades. In 2021, Software for Hardware implemented several initiatives to deliver even higher customer satisfaction. Actions included: creation of the SFH Customer Council, implementation of daily customer service surveys, and expansion of the P3 program.  As a result, on the factors: Knowledge Level, Desire to Help and Sense of Urgency, customers rate satisfaction 4.9 on a 5.0 scale.  

Beyond statistical metrics, generating actual business results for clients remains the real goal. For example, Building Specialties, purchased the SFH software and reported immediate results. Before Software for Hardware, Building Specialties used Excel to manage most projects. The General Manager, Chris Caudell, led the SFH implementation designed to increase staff productivity and improve project management efficiency. 

Chris stated that Building Specialties landed a Million project that would not have been possible without Software for Hardware and the support of the SFH Training and Tech Support staff.  “I did a lot of research before we purchased SFH, and I think the payback will continue to grow for us.”

Software of Choice

The combination of industry leading technology and customer support have driven strong new customer acquisition and revenue growth. In 2021, revenue grew 20% during a time of great uncertainty within the distribution and wholesale industry.  Small to midsize distributors are making Software for Hardware their software of choice for configure, price, quote and project management. While economic outlook remains difficult to predict, door frame and hardware distributors know that leveraging technology to increase productivity and profitability remains a consistent and predictable strategy.

For 2022, expect Software for Hardware to announce more leading technology developments and new services to help door frame and hardware distributors more easily manage and grow their businesses.

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services simply visit https://softwareforhardware.com/ or contact info@softwareforhardware.com 

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1998, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

Posted in: Building & Construction,Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Marketing & Sales,Technology

Software for Hardware Implements Integrations with NetSuite®

ATLANTA, GA – December 28, 2021 – Today, Software for Hardware, the leading project management tool for independent door, frames, and hardware distributors, announced the successful integration to another popular ERP accounting software, NetSuite®.  NetSuite, an Oracle product, ranks as the #1 cloud ERP solution in the world. The integration to NetSuite brings the count to over a half dozen different accounting programs that SFH has integrated based on customer request.

Ian Oxman, Co Owner, Software for Hardware commented, “Our goal remains to help drive productivity and profitability for our customers. Integrating our software to their ERP/Accounting system of choice enables the greatest productivity gain; hence, we are eager to develop these custom integrations.” Many software companies that serve the door, frame and hardware industry, choose to not support custom integrations to their software. Oxman added, “Industry trends are pretty clear, businesses want their mission critical software connected to the other important software programs used in their business. Software for Hardware supports that trend.”

Delaney Hardware, supplies door hardware to over 4,000 retailers and operates an 80,000 sq ft facility in Cumming, GA. Mike Norris, Commercial Manager, commented, “Delaney Hardware has used Software for Hardware for nearly 10 years. We appreciate their willingness to do what’s needed to support our growing business. The integration to NetSuite helped us improve our operations.”  

Contrary to most software services, Software for Hardware can actually integrate to various outside systems whether for inventory management, engineering, or door inspection. This allows flexibility for customers, depending on needs.

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services simply visit https://softwareforhardware.com/ or contact info@softwareforhardware.com 

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1998, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

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Allegion Announces Overtur™ Integration with Software for Hardware®

NEW ORLEANS – Oct. 19, 2021 – Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today announced at DHI conNextions the first integration between Overtur™ – Allegion’s digital environment connecting all building phases in opening design, construction and ongoing management – and Software for Hardware®, an industry leading software developed for door, frame and hardware distributors.

Contract and Integrated Hardware dealers who engage Allegion on specifications written by Allegion’s Architectural Services or who use Overtur™ platform themselves for opening specification writing and collaboration can now export hardware specification information to Software for Hardware’s platform and continue to the project process.

“Transitioning an opening specification to the submittal phase can be time-consuming, especially if manual entry is involved,” said Michael Rebbec, Overtur™ Platform Integration Product Owner. “With this integration, we aim to equip Software for Hardware customers with the benefits of Overtur’s data-centric approach to opening design with Software for Hardware’s expertise in estimating and detailing a project in the construction phase.”

Overtur’s comprehensive platform enables all project team members to collaborate on a project’s opening data. In the design phase, collaborators can upload plans and door schedules through a plugin within Autodesk’s Revit program or by directly uploading PDFs and Excel documents. Once loaded, hardware consultants can assign and configure individual products to each opening, such as a lock, a closer, or an exit device. Once finalized, project information is available multiple formats, including Hardware Set schedules and a fully written specification.

Customers who use Overtur for their opening specifications (either through Allegion’s Architectural Services or on their own) can now further benefit from this technology. Once the opening information is finalized, customers can export their data into the Software for Hardware platform without the need for manual entry of data. Once imported to Software for Hardware, customers can add necessary configuration and dimensional information for estimating and submittals.

“The Overtur / Software for Hardware integration benefits our shared customer base by providing a process to save valuable time and effort,” said Ian Oxman, co-owner of Software for Hardware. “Data duplication and error are eliminated as our Overtur integration removes manual data input.“

“Frank Ruane, President Quarters Hardware, Woburn MA, stated, “Technology like Overtur can save the distributor many hours of data entry and reduce errors. Allegion and Software for Hardware have created a really useful tool for door, frame and hardware distributors.”

Overtur is Allegion’s digital environment connecting all building phases in opening design, construction and ongoing management of door security and openings. It provides a centralized place to capture, maintain and verify door opening requirements, information, and decisions, with easy options to push information to industry leading tools.

Learn more at discover-overtur.allegion.com

About Allegion

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had .7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries.

For more, visit www.allegion.com.

About Software for Hardware

Software for Hardware is Based in Atlanta since 1998, Software for Hardware provides CPQ and project management software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business productivity, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the door industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

For more information visit www.softwareforhardware.com

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RtistiQ launches Singapore's first online NFT-driven art marketplace

SINGAPORE – 29 September, 2021 – RtistiQ, a mobile app and website art marketplace, is the first in Singapore and Southeast Asia to leverage technologies such as blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and near field communication (NFC) for art authentication. With artists from approximately 29 different countries across the globe on board, the online marketplace now houses approximately 2,500 art assets and US million worth of merchandise value. The brand has been building a vibrant community of artists, collectors, art enthusiasts, soon galleries and art professionals. 

Traditionally, artists would have physical representations of their artwork at on-site galleries. However, the global pandemic has pivoted the scene towards online representations where artists are increasingly looking for a trustworthy platform to showcase their artwork. RtistiQ is an artist-friendly marketplace that not only provides artists with an online platform for sales, but also addresses their concerns such as untrackable provenance, the absence or delayed royalties received, copyright infringement, and the lack of transparency in the primary art marketplace. As such, the number of artists onboarding RtistiQ has been doubling each month since April and has more than 200 artists on board currently. 

Jothi Krishnan Menon, co-founder and CEO of RtistiQ said, “The goal of the platform is to create a complete end-to-end solution for our artists and their work. Using technologies that have been established and heavily utilised in other industries, like blockchain, augmented reality and NFC, we are looking to reshape the art market. We want to give peace-of-mind to art buyers from around the world when it comes to authenticity, as well as provide artists from across the world the opportunity to reach a wider audience for their art.” Additionally, Rtistiq is expected to build up a portfolio of over 1500 artists onboard from more than 50 countries and 20,000 artworks by March 2022 

Providing another sales avenue for artists 

A significant and recurring concern for artists across the globe is their inability to insure their financial future by benefiting from royalty rights schemes. Artists often could not benefit from the royalties as it is very difficult for the artists to track the changes in ownership of their artworks. Recently, the New York Times investigated a dispute between artists and the Artist Pension Trust, a company that promises to provide artists with financial security. However, more than 140 artists did not receive sales or payouts, and many of them were not even able to locate their artwork. This mishap is a common occurrence in the art industry, clearly highlighting the importance of ensuring tampering proof records. Additionally, provenance tracking provided by blockchain registration would prevent the sale of forged or stolen artworks. 

RtistiQ uses an NFT-based tokenisation to represent any form of artwork; this transparent attribution to the creator acts as a digital signature for authentication and provides provenance tracking. This is further aided by the unique blockchain account of each artist, which digitises the Certificate of Authenticity (COA), thereby giving artists a better control over their artwork sales but also assuring collectors of the work’s authenticity. Additionally, using tamper-evident NFC stickers, artists can easily create a physical-digital link to their creation that can be scanned using an NFC-enabled mobile device.

According to Siberia-born and US-based artist, Aleks Rosenberg, the pandemic presented an opportunity for online galleries to be legitimised as well as democratise access for lesser known artists to showcase their works. However, the multimedia artist said that based on his personal experience, the more established platforms already had a roster of thousands of artists and the ones who got preferential algorithm treatment were the ones who were already established. As he only had small successes in selling a few pieces, he sought opportunities elsewhere. He was first intrigued by RtistiQ’s use of blockchain to secure the authenticity of his artwork before deciding “to invest my time and energy into RtistiQ because of the personal outreach by my curator who took the time to help understand, organise and promote my work on the platform,” shared Rosenberg. This blend of tech-enabled features on the platform and the hands-on high-touch approach from its curators help to maximise the artist’s experience. 

RtistiQ digitising the art purchase experience 

RtistiQ takes pride in enhancing buyers’ experience by being one of the first art applications to integrate AR projection. Research by Hiscox revealed that the biggest concern of hesitant online buyers was not being able to know if their desired artwork was truly represented on-screen. The lack of ability to simulate and digitise the art purchasing experience amongst existing art marketplaces in Asia is a huge drawback for buyers. RtistiQ helps address these concerns by offering their users an immersive experience with the artworks. 

The rapidly growing art market in Singapore and the rest of Asia, despite having many established art collectors, is still driven by first-time buyers and individuals looking to decorate their homes and office spaces. The integration of immersive art technology such as AR actualises the artwork for potential buyers on the pretext of their own space. This enhances the digital art purchase experience by aiding potential buyers with visualisations of their desired artwork. 

To find out more about RtistiQ, please visit https://art.rtistiq.com/en/

About RtistiQ 

RtistiQ is an online art marketplace leveraging innovative technologies such as Blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and near field communication NFC technologies. Founded in 2019, RtistiQ was the vision of a group of Technology & Finance specialists with a profound passion for art. Blockchain and NFC are some of the technologies reshaping the art market. By enabling these innovative technologies on the platform, we address issues such as the lack of transparency in the art market, forgery, copyright infringement, untrackable provenance, and overdue royalties. We aim to empower our artists and our collectors equally by providing a secure and transparent environment for passion-driven transactions. Combined with Augmented Reality, it enhances the art experience multifold in a digital economy. 

For further information, on behalf of RtistiQ, please contact:

Shannen Tan
shannen@syncpr.co

Rhuby Elizabeth Ayao-ao
rhuby@syncpr.co

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Software for Hardware Releases SFH Cloud™

Software for Hardware announces the release of SFH Cloud™, which has been developed in response to door, frame, and hardware distributors’ need for easy remote access, lower IT costs and higher data security and protection. SFH Cloud™ is now available to current and new Software for Hardware customers. 

Software for Hardware believes that cloud migration makes sense from a staff, cost, and client perspective. Shifting the IT environment from a local in-office server to a cloud-hosted environment provides door distributors dramatic benefits. IT Manager at Software for Hardware, Michael Schecter stated, “We developed SFH Cloud for distributors with low IT resources but high need for easy access, system reliability and data security.” 

This summer Software for Hardware concluded a successful Beta test period with Software for Hardware users. National Door Center, located in Irving Texas, jumped at the opportunity to participate in the SFH Cloud™ Beta. Prior to SFH Cloud™, National Door Center utilized Software for Hardware via a home-office server. Unfortunately, their internal I.T. system caused frustration for Marty Vaughan, who runs operations and sales. 

Frequent tech problems caused interruption in order processing and simply completing project management tasks. Marty reflected, “We were connecting to the home office server and we encountered issue after issue.  Seemed that our connection would only work one out of every two times.  We’d get kicked out of the software due to our poor network setup.” 

 

National Door Center immediately realized a dramatic improvement in the first few days of use. Marty continues, “Ever since we’ve been using SFH Cloud™ it has been a much more solid experience for us, most all of the problems we experienced disappeared on day 1 once we went to SFH Cloud™.” Marty and his team are very pleased with the business results of migrating to the cloud provided faster and more dependable access to the software. Marty described the transition from their old software and old server to SFH Cloud™, “It has literally been night and day.”

SFH Cloud™ is based on state of the art cloud technology through Amazon AWS. Ian Oxman, co-owner, “Too often IT issues such as frequent downtime and ongoing costs hinder distributors ability to maximize the value of powerful door frame hardware software. SFH Cloud™ eliminates those issues and enables our clients to focus on their business and customers.”

A common concern for door, frame and hardware distributors relative to new software implementation is downtime. SFH Cloud™ can be implemented “next day” with no loss of crucial business hours and valuable time. “Implementing SFH Cloud™ brings immediate positive results and increases productivity to your door, frame and hardware business,” commented Oxman. Implementing state of the art door software technology, profitability and success for day to day business operations. 

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services simply visit https://softwareforhardware.net/ or contact info@softwareforhardware.com 

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1998, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors. 

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AveriSource Announces iSAT Assessment Licensing For Its Global Systems Integration Partners

Dallas, Texas – August 10, 2021 – David Gutzman, AveriSource’s Managing Partner, announced today the ability for Global Systems Integrators to license the company’s iSAT Assessment software.  AveriSource’s iSAT Assessment is a key product within the iSAT Platform (Interactive Software Analysis Technologies). The iSAT Platform is best in class automation software for enterprise digital modernization projects around the world across multiple verticals.

AveriSource’s iSAT Assessment is an automated solution providing key analysis of legacy mainframe and i-Series applications within complex environments to properly scope and strategically roadmap digital modernization programs. iSAT Assessment reports include Application Overview, Inventory, Missing Files, Unreferenced Files, Connection Analysis, and Complexity Analysis.  Global Systems Integrators, Cloud providers and technology firms will be able to directly help their enterprise and public sector clients rapidly accelerate their migration to the Cloud by providing a quick, clear, and complete view of applications. 

According to Mr. Gutzman, “Our Global Systems Integrator partners have asked us for years for direct access to our iSAT Assessment software so that they can provide clarity to their clients during meetings, strategy sessions and technical discussions.  Our software runs on a local server environment or Cloud environment, making the iSAT Assessment’s output easily accessible while maintaining the security of the end client’s intellectual property.  iSAT Assessment is a digital modernization scoping product which provides AveriSource’s partners and their end clients invaluable information that they need to embark on their Cloud journeys with confidence,” he shared.

 

AveriSource offers training sessions and workshops to its partners as part of its iSAT Assessment licensing program. “There is a lot of fear and trepidation when modernizing legacy applications due to so many failed projects and the resulting financial losses,” said Mitch Lapidus, AveriSource’s VP of Sales and Strategic Alliances. “Once we help our partners share information with their end clients about what we do and how we do it, the fear is completely eliminated. We also cover best practices, examples of successful client projects and common pitfalls of these complex projects when not done properly. AveriSource’s iSAT Platform automation software reduces digital modernization project timelines from three to five years to under a year.  Beyond the value of time, clients successfully complete projects for a fraction of their budgets while also mitigating risk,” he concluded. 

About AveriSource

AveriSource is the global leader in automated Mainframe and i-Series Digital Modernization, helping clients rapidly accelerate their journey to the Cloud. AveriSource’s iSAT Platform (Interactive Software Analysis Technologies), is used by Global Systems Integrators, Enterprises, Technology Firms and Federal and State government agencies to digitally modernize their legacy software.

For more information about AveriSource, please visit www.averisource.com.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Finance,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology

SFH Publishes Whitepaper on Cloud Computing for Small to Midsize Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA, GA - Software for Hardware LLC, the industry leader in software for door, frame and hardware distributors, will be releasing a new whitepaper entitled, “Cloud Computing: A Lift For Your Business?”. This whitepaper focuses on how DFH distributors can benefit and enhance productivity by migrating their software and data to the cloud. Shawn Freeman, the Founder of TWT IT Group, said “The advantages of cloud computing outweigh any potential downsides”. 

This whitepaper evaluates the cloud question from the practical perspective of a small to midsize door, frame, and hardware distributor. Given reasonable caveats, Software for Hardware believes that cloud migration makes sense from a staff, cost, and client perspective. Shifting the IT environment from a local in-office server to a cloud-hosted environment provides door distributors dramatic benefits in terms of staff access, system reliability, data security, and operating cost.

Cloud Computing: A Lift For Your Business?, focuses on how the cloud can increase growth and productivity, discusses potential downsides, and even provides the steps needed to take action on migration of your software and data. In addition, the whitepaper dives into the important topic of security and how the cloud can help protect mission critical software and data. 

David Balban, eWeek Magazine, stated,  “A new ransomware attack is detected every 11 seconds.” Ransomware remains the most common and destructive cyber-attack today, according to cyber research firm BlackFog. In 2020, 57% of all ransomware attacks worldwide targeted small businesses. IT Manager at SFH, Michael Schecter stated, “Small businesses often believe cybercriminals only attack big companies with deep pockets; Actually it’s the reverse”. 

Ian Oxman, Co-owner for Software for Hardware, commented “The occurrence of cyber attacks and the use of software has caused many distributors in the industry downtime and lost revenue in 2021, while most industries have already begun migrating to the cloud, our industry has lagged. That is why we have decided to conduct this research into cloud technology”. 

To download Cloud Computing: A Lift For Your Business?, go to https://softwareforhardware.net/category/press-release/ 

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services simply visit https://softwareforhardware.com/ or contact info@softwareforhardware.com 

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1998, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors. 

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Bruce Hemming End of the World Book

Bruce Hemming, the famous wilderness survival instructor, and a military veteran, has created this fictional account that creates an end of the world scenario caused by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse Bomb (EMP).  Taking out the entire electrical grid, and pushes people into chaos wherein survival of the fittest is the only way to carry on.

“This survival epic is just what people have been waiting for as it traces the efforts of the three different groups trying to survive the collapse of America,” says the author. “The story is about three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos. The remarkable feat of simply staying alive and free will grab your attention as they struggle desperately to survive in this unknown future.”

Just like the pandemic that the world is facing and battling right now, the EMP is a living fiction that could become a fact. The author traces and explores numerous situations that are not far from real life. In many ways, Grid Down Reality Bites is a survival blueprint peppered with an exciting storyline that keeps the readers gripped to the unraveling mysteries.

As people survive and move from one challenging adventure to another, the author builds up the suspense smartly and genuinely, making it tough for the readers to put the novel down.

According to the author, the story is a must-read for all those who potentially face an uncertain future. Grid Down Reality Bites offers several survival tips that can prove to be lifesavers for people. They will know how to recognize dangers and avoid them. In certain survival situations, these tips can mean the difference between surviving and not making it.

The author has his finger on every situation emerging from an end of the world scenario. He recommends the equipment people should have, and the skills they must learn to emerge victorious from such dangerous and challenging situations.

Grid Down Reality Bites has been attracting loads of wonderful reviews on Amazon. Here are a few of them:

 “I’ve read a lot of the survivalist genre fiction and most of it is just awful. This was surprising; it is very well written and informative. Not the usual survivalist fare.”  - Joe Bratcher.

This is a brilliantly clever book and the way it’s written feels so real. Totally brilliant and well worth a read - highly recommend.” - Mrs. J. Sandland

“Fab book really enjoyed it. 3 main groups all trying their best to get through an event they never thought would happen.” - ShazzaG

Here is the link to the book : https://www.amazon.com/Grid-Reality-Bites-Bruce-Hemming/dp/1460980387

About the Author

Bruce Hemming, a noted wilderness survival instructor, and retired military veteran, has personally trained special forces and many others in the fine art of survival. Bruce has created 8 DVDs on wilderness survival that offers highly valuable tips and tricks learned over a lifetime in the wilderness. His techniques have been used successfully in all 50 States.

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TV Plantation Launches a Fundraiser Project to Launch, Distribute, and Market Their Services

TV Plantation is all set to dominate the IPTV/VOD market in the near future and, to realize this goal, they have launched a M fundraiser. The company is offering a 25 percent equity stake on SAFE - Simple Agreement for Future Equity to prospective investors for this funding round.

“We are inviting angel investors and other major players in the field of funding to participate in our fundraiser project and help us achieve our goal,” says the spokesperson for the company. “The global IPTV market was .9B in 2020 and is projected to grow at an impressive 13.2 percent to reach 5.7B by 2027. Investors can look forward to more reliable ROI when they invest in TV Plantation.”

The recent lockdown forced on the world by the pandemic showed people the importance of television, movies, and TV series, not only as a medium of entertainment but also to stay informed and current with various developments.

Sadly, the situation also exposed the flaws of available options. The channel and content restrictions, variable picture quality, poor connectivity, and high fees charged by most cable, satellite TV, and Video-On-Demand (VOD) services leave much to be desired. Consumers were forced to take multiple subscriptions to meet their TV and entertainment needs.

TV Plantation was founded to provide users a highly reliable and qualitatively superior viewing experience while addressing the above-stated problems effectively.

TV Plantation is looking for assistance from all types of investors. They are looking at hedge fund operators, equity investors, and even equity Crowdfunding options to raise funds. They are offering a 25 percent equity stake for future equity to prospective investment companies and individuals.

According to the company spokesperson, individual equity investors willing to invest between 0 to 000 can expect a good ROI as TV Plantation has an impressive M valuation. Also, they will be going public 24 months from the close of this fundraiser. The company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

About TV Plantation: 

TV Plantation Inc. is a global Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and VOD service with over 5000 live TV channels, movies, and TV series. It offers a wide selection of channels, content, and cutting-edge features which puts them far ahead of other alternatives. IPTV is the delivery of TV content over the internet, enabling users to stream a channel continuously in real-time. VOD is an interactive TV system that allows viewers to select and stream movies, TV series, shows, and other video content at their convenience. TV Plantation® leverages IPTV and VOD as well as cloud computing to deliver affordable premium TV and content to our users.

To know more about the TV Plantation Fundraise Project, visit: https://wefunder.com/tvplantationinc

For more information about the company, visit https://tvplantation.com.

 

 

 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Technology

Accurate Prescription Eyewear Is Just A Click Away With SmartBuyGlasses

SmartBuyGlasses.com has made available two revolutionary technologies to transform the way consumers shop for glasses online in 2021, making the experience super-easy, straightforward and satisfactory. But it’s not only all tech and no humans. SmartBuyGlasses has optical council registered opticians who accompany shoppers throughout their shopping journey, ensuring utmost comfort and prescription accuracy, giving the confidence of perfect vision.

SmartBuyGlasses’ Virtual Try-On technology is developed by Ditto and allows customers to quickly and effortlessly see themselves wearing thousands of eyeglasses or sunglasses in 180-degree angles from more than 180 designer brands. It’s the ultimate way to shortlist one’s favorite frames and shop with satisfaction. Using the tool is fast and easy- a selfie video is taken for the software to determine the user’s face shape and recommend the most suitable eyewear shapes. 

The Prescription Lens Scanner is a free, FDA-listed application developed by 6over6. This technology addresses the growing need for customers to get prescription details of their current glasses when shopping for glasses online without having to visit an eye clinic, thereby saving time and money. The revolutionary mobile app offers a user-friendly, hassle-free and quick experience, that can be used anytime anywhere to scan a pair of current lenses and extract their prescription accurately using only 4 everyday objects. The app can also be used to accurately and easily measure pupillary distance.

The Prescription Lens Scanner app by SmartBuyGlasses is a mobile app compatible with both iOS and Android and available for free in both, the App Store and Google Play Store

About SmartBuyGlasses

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is a world-leading designer eyewear e-retailer, with websites in over 30 countries. Today, SmartBuyGlasses is the one-stop-shop for all eyewear needs, giving customers the power to shop their style. With over 180 brands and 80,000 products available, customers get their perfect unique look at an amazing value. SmartBuyGlasses are eyewear fashion experts offering big-name designers along with the most exciting niche brands.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Retail,Shopping & Deal,Technology

How Lincoln Was An Unsung Champion of Infrastructure and Economic Equality

Chicago, IL – Apr 16, 2021 – As we battle COVID, social upheaval and crumbling public amenities, America confronts a major infrastructure crisis that President Biden and Democrats are trying to address. 

Who better to look to than an American hero, whose infrastructure ideals are largely unsung? The only biography of its kind, LINCOLNOMICS: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy (Diversion Books; April 13, 2021; .99 Hardcover; ISBN 9781635766936) freshly explores Lincoln’s innovative policies with new sources and reveals his untold legacy as the developer of an economic ladder to democracy through national transportation, public education, and market access.  

Lincoln’s view of the right to improve one’s economic destiny was at the core of his own beliefs — but he knew no one could climb that ladder without strong federal support. Lincolnomics explores in depth Lincoln’s vision of a country linked by railroads; canals turning small towns into bustling cities; public works connecting farmers to global markets and higher education for all. 

Sidney Blumenthal, former senior advisor to Bill Clinton and author of The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, said Wasik’s book “provides an important and stimulating view of how Lincoln’s vision may apply to the future. He shows us Lincoln the Great Builder and Lincoln the Great Innovator … What would Lincoln do? Lincolnomics helps answer that question.” 

Lincolnomics does a deep dive on the little-known history of how Lincoln paved the way for Progressive reforms, The New Deal, Interstate Highway System and more. Discover:

  • How Lincoln’s role as innovator-in-chief led to institutionalized research and development in technology, medicine, and agricultural productivity;
  • As the only president to hold a patent, Lincoln was an inventor and champion of invention and innovation. He instituted a national bank and currency and a flat wealth tax to pay for government expenses – at the height of the Civil War;
  • The untold back story on Lincoln’s support for land-grant colleges through the Morrill Act, the foundation for today’s great public universities across the country; and
  • How Lincoln’s championing of the Transcontinental Railroad and pivotal public works such as the Illinois Central Railroad and the Illinois & Michigan Canal seeded a national program for broad-based, inclusive infrastructure and economic progress. 

An Illinois native, John F. Wasik is the author of 19 books. He has spoken across North America and written for The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg. In 2018, Wasik was named an Illinois Road Scholar by the Illinois Humanities Council. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, NPR and radio stations across the world.

Additional information, e galleys or artwork is available upon request.

Contact: communications@diversionbooks.com

Posted in: Books & Literature,Government & Politics,Health & Medicine,Law & Legal,Technology

WiseID complete automated scanning and capture of data from Medical Insurance ID Cards, Driver Licenses, Passports and other IDs using Mobile Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (January 26, 2021) – WiseTREND, experts in data capture and document solutions powered by advanced integrations of ABBYY Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies, today make mobile-based ID processing tools and SDK available for easy, fast and inexpensive integrations.

WiseTREND WiseID and its Mobile Data Capture real-time recognition technology is designed to be plugged into other mobile apps, mobile websites, as well as mobile-oriented enterprise applications.  Text recognition is available in 64 languages.  Pre-configured document types include driver licenses from all states, passports, visas, medical ID insurance cards, immigration documents, and more.  Document capture is available for nearly every country of the world.  Built-in advanced image quality detection and image pre-processing tools guarantee that mobile images and data are captured correctly and optimally with the first try.  Native support is available for Android and iOS, as well as  Cross-Platform Techno­logies Cordova, Xamarin, React Native, Ionic.

Make your organization and its data more efficient than ever before in this Coronavirus outbreak with WiseTREND’s advanced document automation, image pre-processing and advanced data capture.  With the ability to integrate with ABBYY FlexiCapture, WiseTREND DataCapture Cloud, and ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud for further enhanced processing of data on backend servers (optional), Mobile Data Capture SDK adds another option for gathering users’ documents right on their mobile devices.  ID processing can also be a great black-box pre-configured skill to be added to your own RPA process with applications like BluePrism and UIPath.  This live video demonstrates some of WiseID Mobile Capture functionality: https://youtu.be/5FVtjg-fYww

WiseTREND Advanced OCR & Data Capture, Inc. provides automated and human-assisted document and form processing solutions and services powered by cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence (API), machine learning, machine training, robotic process automation (RPA), process intelligence and digital transformation, powered by the greatest ABBYY™ technologies.  Our Managed Services operations are HIPAA and SOC-2 certified to provide distributed around-the-world services and solutions in multiple languages even during the most critical times. 

About WiseTrend: WiseTREND Advanced OCR & Data Capture, Inc. software and services suite consists of experts and solutions in data capture and document recognition technologies.  The company helps to solve business challenges through state-of-the-art document processing technologies, efficiency, and innovation.  For additional company or product information, please visit www.wisetrend.com

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology,Telecom,Transportation & Logistics

Physicians Protector Plan® Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

Physicians Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans, has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their physician insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their practices and patients from the risks and repercussions of data breach incidents. These data breach services are available as part of cyber liability coverage offered by Aspen American Insurance Company (“AAIC”). The risk to physicians and patients is troubling; the cost of a healthcare data breach averages 0 per compromised patient record, resulting in data breach recovery costs that can easily imperil the financial viability of a physician practice. The threat is equally concerning for patients, who would face the stress and costs associated with potentially becoming victims of identity theft.

“Hospitals, healthcare systems and small and medium size medical and physicians’ practices have long been attractive cyber targets because they hold valuable electronic health record data and payment information,” said CyberScout Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Leuer. “Physician practices of all sizes maintain large amounts of private personal information including names, addresses, health history, birthdates, social security numbers and other data that must be safely stored and protected as the cyber-attack surface of physician practices has grown.”

Effective 2/1/2021, CyberScout will begin providing risk management services for Physicians Protector Plan cyber coverage. The program affords valuable pre-breach education services to help defend against a privacy data breach and provides guidance and support when one occurs. CyberScout was selected due to its expertise at mitigating losses for ransomware and data breaches, forensic investigation expertise and ability to respond to patient health information safety threats and HIPAA regulations.    

The Physicians cyber coverage is offered by Aspen American Insurance Company and includes basic limits with higher limit options for physicians available. Aspen maintains a rating of “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc. Physicians will not only benefit from the quality cyber coverage but comprehensive risk management resources as well.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with CyberScout. The valuable data breach services they deliver to our insureds, both pre- and post-loss, will greatly enhance the cyber coverages we provide to our physicians and assist them in making sound decisions concerning the management and protection of their patient data,” said Brian Tucker, Aspen Insurance Senior Vice President of Medical Professional Liability.

The Physicians Protector Plan® is an exclusive medical malpractice insurance program offering unique and comprehensive insurance solutions for today’s physician practices and is committed to securing peace of mind for our policyholders. We offer an innovative suite of insurance products designed to meet your needs no matter your practice model. We’ve got you covered whether you are an employed physician or independent contractor, a practice owner or even if your practice circumstances are in transition.

About The Physicians Protector Plan®
The Physicians Protector Plan, an insurance program underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company, provides professional liability insurance solutions for physicians on an admitted basis in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. Product availability is subject to state approval, and availability may change. Aspen’s operating subsidiaries are rated “A” by A.M. Best for financial stability. The Physicians Protector Plan is a division of B&B Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited
Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2019, Aspen reported .6 billion in total assets, .0 billion in gross reserves, .7 billion in total shareholders’ equity and .4 billion in gross written premiums. Aspen's operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A-” by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc.. For more information about Aspen, please visit http://www.aspen.co.

AAIC, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, writes property & casualty specialty insurance in the United States on an admitted basis.

About CyberScout:
Since 2003, CyberScout has been a trusted provider of cybersecurity and privacy protection services. Offering a range of support, education, data theft recovery, and breach response solutions, CyberScout services 17.5 million households and more than 700,000 businesses worldwide. CyberScout solutions are offered by an ever-growing number of client partners combining technology expertise with high-touch service to help individuals, government and commercial clients minimize cyber risk and maximize recovery. For more information about CyberScout, please visit http://www.cyberscout.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Health & Medicine,Services,Technology,U.S

Kalamazoo-Based Jet Charter and Aircraft Management Company RAI Jets Plans to Expand Staff and Capacity in 2021

RAI Jets, LLC, a part 135 operator headquartered at Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO) that offers jet charter service as well as aircraft management, has announced an expansion in staff and looks to add assets in 2021.

“Although the pandemic initially stalled our business and raises our operating costs, it has inadvertently opened new inroads for us also,” said Becky Bakeman, president of RAI Jets. “We have been able to service businesses, even those with in-house aviation departments, who expanded their use of jet charter for business to include not only the typical top tier employees but the next tier employees as well. Businesses came to us for the scheduling convenience of jet charter but found the safety of our limited capacity and upgraded COVID-19 safety protocols to be a bonus!”

Bakeman also said that personal travelers who had been curious about jet charter took the plunge and booked with RAI Jets, spurred on by safety concerns from the pandemic. In response, RAI has added another pilot to their roster of nine, as well as another maintenance technician.

RAI Jets is also considering additional jet acquisitions to their fleet in 2021 and scouting locations for a potential third hangar. The company currently maintains their original 10,000 square foot hangar at Kirsch Municipal Airport in Sturgis, Michigan (KIRS) and their current 24,000 square feet of hangar space (with 6,000 square feet of office space) at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (KAZO).

“We are grateful that our service has been found important to our prospective customers in these hard times,” said Bakeman, “but like most Americans, we are looking forward to a brighter 2021.”

About RAI Jets
RAI Jets LLC is a Kalamazoo, MI-based aviation specialist featuring aircraft management, jet charter and aircraft maintenance services. The family-owned company officially opened in 2009, preceded by more than two decades of generational experience in aviation. For individuals and businesses, the Part 135 operator offers customized, jet charter for business or leisure, as well as turnkey management and aircraft maintenance for jet owners. RAI Jets operates its own fleet of aircraft for charter and offers jet owners (personal and corporate) with the option to offset operating costs by adding their aircraft to RAI Jet’s FAA approved Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. RAI Jets also offers aircraft acquisition service and hangar space. For more information visit FlyRAI.com or call (800) 247-2834.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Flybits launches 200+ mobile banking experiences with the release of Experience Studio 2.0

Flybits, the leading digital experience platform for financial services, today announces the launch of Experience Studio 2.0. This major update empowers financial institutions to deliver beautifully designed, pre-built, and packaged experiences in real-time, and significantly improve customer engagement at scale. In an era where mobile visits now outweigh branch visits beyond 80:1, it is a critical time for banks to get the digital experience right.

“The complexity and time required to launch and scale personalized, relevant, and privacy-preserved digital experiences have been an ongoing challenge for banks, and we witnessed how much these stakes were raised last year,” says Jordanne Pavao, VP of Product at Flybits. “It’s not enough to simply have the tools and infrastructure to achieve faster time to market, but what is critically important is the way these experiences are created and the context in which the consumer is engaged.”

Experience Studio 2.0 is specifically designed to address and overcome these challenges. Customers can now leverage a vast library of pre-built experiences that were developed using strategies required to deliver a best-in-breed personalized experience, from predictive financial insights and proactive nudges to passive financial education and dynamic policy planning. Digital and data teams can now accelerate the design, delivery, and measurement of experiences that drive customer acquisition, adoption, and retention beyond what’s possible through traditional PFM and bespoke App development practices.

Flybits’ Experience Studio 2.0 offers the following benefits to digital and data teams at financial institutions:

  • Over 200 digital experiences to choose from across every line of business, including credit cards, primary banking, mortgage lending, personal lending, wealth, SMB, financial wellness, lifecycle marketing, loyalty, and much more
  • Turnkey experience templates that decrease time to market by making it easy to design and deliver digital experiences
  • An updated predictive and analytics view that tracks experience performance, with an in-depth look at how target audiences are engaging with active experiences
  • New export capabilities, enabling users to import their performance data into any business intelligence tool of their choosing

In addition to the launch of Experience Studio 2.0, Flybits is excited to release a number of new products and enhancements to be announced in the upcoming months.

Learn more about Experience Studio 2.0

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

From startup to the enterprise: Devtorium makes innovations closer

Devtorium has launched a new website for CTOs, CMOs, and business owners of various industries who strive to make their companies innovative using the latest technologies and approaches. 

Covid made us think about perspectives, plans, and skills how to be flexible and adaptive to the environment. To address the “new normal” challenges, Devtorium engineers have developed a tool that can help business owners form and implement strategy more efficiently using innovative Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies.

Devtorium experts decided to develop Marquettè ®, a cloud based SaaS AI platform that can help predict and analyze turning points of each industry. As of the first step, Marquettè ® detects relevant data connected to your product available on the web. Utilizing crawlers and data flags, the tool identifies & analyzes appropriate online resources, generating actionable insights and detailed summaries custom-tailored for you. The SaaS tool helps to answer the questions: “What are the top trends in my industry? Which design would appeal to my user base? How can I best position my product on the marketplace?” and many others.



Interested in how Marquettè ® works? Schedule a meeting on the site to see how the tool can help to overcome your business challenges: https://devtorium.com/contact-us/

About Devtorium

Devtorium is a New York based SaaS company enabled by development, marketing, and design solutions to help businesses benefit from artificial intelligence, automation technologies, and approaches in a rapidly changing dynamic world. The company's competitive edge is a goal-centric innovative approach that already brought  billion of the combined revenue of 50 clients. 

The new Devtorium’s  website is rich in expert content, clients’ success stories, and testimonials of venture-backed start-ups and enterprise-level owners such as Kleiner Perkins, Sigma Partners, CT Innovations, and Harbinger private equity group just to name a few. Devtorium.com offers a rich library of useful articles and practical information about the challenges companies face on their digitalization path.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Professional Services,Services,Technology

Syncfusion Releases Essential Studio 2020 Volume 4

Syncfusion, Inc., the developer solutions company of choice, is proud to announce highlights of 2020 Volume 4. Updates include seven new controls and 10 new chart types for WinUI, four spark chart types for Flutter, and .NET 5.0 support for all Blazor and ASP.NET Core components.

“We’ve put a lot of energy into our new WinUI suite,” said CEO Daniel Jebaraj. “With 19 controls, we now have the largest collection on the market. Our customers’ enthusiasm fuels our enthusiasm, and we are excited to keep this momentum going.”

Updates for Volume 4 include:

WinUI

The WinUI suite’s control list has expanded with the following new controls:

  • Ribbon
  • Calendar
  • CalendarDatePicker
  • DatePicker
  • TimePicker
  • Slider
  • Range Slider

 

Every control in the WinUI suite has also been improved with support for WinUI 3 Preview 3, and several now include accessibility features as well.

Flutter

For Flutter developers working with large volumes of data, the new Sparkline Charts widget helps you visualize trends in lightweight charts that fit in small spaces. You can use line, area, column, or win-loss chart types. The Flutter PDF Library now lets you encrypt and decrypt documents, and the Date Range Picker supports the Hijri calendar.

Blazor

In addition to .NET 5.0 support, Syncfusion’s popular Blazor platform gains a new ButtonGroup component. The Volume 4 update also moves five components from preview mode to production-ready status:

 

  • Color Picker
  • DateRangePicker
  • File Manager
  • Input Mask
  • MultiSelect Dropdown

 

Xamarin

The Xamarin suites continue to improve with circular cropping in their Image Editors and auto tab-width support for the Tabbed View. Xamarin.Forms also has a new blurred overlay background for its Popup control and superscript and subscript support for its Rich Text Editor.

To explore all the new controls, features, and enhancements, please check out the announcement blog or visit Syncfusion’s What’s New page for full details. Syncfusion also offers a 30-day free trial of Essential Studio so users can explore the full functionality.

About Syncfusion, Inc.
Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for software development, delivering a broad range of web, mobile, and desktop controls coupled with a service-oriented approach throughout the entire application lifecycle. Syncfusion has established itself as the trusted partner worldwide for use in mission-critical applications. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Syncfusion has more than 23,000 customers, including large financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and global IT consultancies.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

TPC Training Launches New Corporate Brand Identity to Strengthen and Simplify Company Positioning

Today TPC Training, the leader in workforce management solutions, unveiled a new brandmark that more clearly represents the company’s comprehensive offerings and value to customers. After an evaluation of the company’s brand identity, the corporate mark was redesigned to better reflect its evolution, including recent acquisitions and investments.

Designed to serve as an umbrella across all TPC platforms and brands, the new logo incorporates three colors to demonstrate the triad of Training, Performance, and Compliance offerings available from TPC. The new brand mark also reflects forward movement and growth that customers experience by using TPC products. Recently acquired brands, JADE Learning, National Environmental Trainers, and Simutech Multimedia now include “A TPC Company” as a tagline. Intelivert, acquired in 2019, has now merged with TPC workforce and mobile forms software. eFoodHandlers, acquired last month, will also undergo a brand refresh in 2021. The company’s new LMS platform, FUSION, carries the designation “A TPC Solution.” The main TPC website remains at tpctraining.com

“We have evolved to be more than a training company, and our previous brandmark didn’t reflect that,” said Derek Dunaway, CEO at TPC. “The new logo allows for the integration of the entire TPC family of products under one roof and captures the sweeping growth we have experienced and the new initiatives on the horizon. We continue to innovate and expand our offerings by tapping into the strength of all our products, and the updated TPC brand image conveys that we are a complete solution for today’s workforce.”

In recent months, TPC announced the launch of FUSION, an all-in-one SAAS-based platform that allows access to industrial skills and safety training libraries, digital simulations, performance tools and compliance solutions. New bundles of TPC curriculum, such as Qualified Electrical Worker and Multi-Craft Technician programs that incorporate multiple product lines are in development and will be available via FUSION. The FUSION platform will also serve as the foundation of a streamlined compliance and certification solution portal planned for the coming year.

“While the excellent products and services that we offer haven’t changed, we knew the timing was ideal to go forward with a fresh look,” said Rebecca Oistad, VP Marketing at TPC. “The new visual identity presents the company as modern and evolving while better communicating TPC’s strengths.”

About TPC Training
TPC is the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions. Featuring the industry’s deepest library of technical and safety training content, as well as software solutions to manage workforce operations, TPC helps companies maximize the full potential of their workforce, dramatically improve productivity, reduce downtime, and keep teams safe. For more information, please visit tpctraining.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Technology,U.S

Joel Emery Tareo Capital- Best Investment Manager

Tareo Capital is a newly developed Digital Advisory Pte. Ltd, currently offering consulting services in investment management, health care and technology fields. Joel Emery Tareo Capital is the Chief Executive Officer of the management firm with offices in Singapore, New York and London. Tareo Capital Joel Emery is competent in global healthcare and technology including Block chain and digital investing. Joel is dedicated to discover vivid technologies and is actively investing his venture capital as well as public traded fund, for the cause. His expertise has made him the CEO of the most profitable mining operation around the globe.


Tareo Capital management is currently operating from 152 West 57th St. 21st Fl., New York City, New York, 10019, United States. The company is generating revenue of 3 MN USD with 16 employees in team. Joel Emery is heading Tareo with his immense experience and visionary mindset. Tareo Capital Management is currently using technologies of Proofpoint, Apache HTTP Server, Rackspace, GoDaddy and DNS.


Joel Emery Tareo Capital is launching funds with his vision to discover disruptive technologies and businesses in global healthcare and technology sectors, keeping the blockchain in focus. Currently, Joel Emery Tareo is dedicating his energies into the development of its smart cities fund. Through Tareo Digital Advisory, Joel serves as CEO of Lion Crypto Terminal and advises on other STOs/ICOs.
He also started running an advisory business with MeFy, Clean Energy and Lion Trading Terminal, out of Singapore. After Joel's influence, Mefy is changing the healthcare delivery channel globally while Lion Trading Terminal is actively narrowing the gap between investment managers and digital investing.
Tareo Capital Joel Emery has also been a Senior Vice President, Senior Analyst, and Co-Portfolio Manager at Alger Management and worked from Apr 2012 to Feb 2015, even before starting Tareo. He has served at TIAA-CREF Investment Management from March 2006 to April 2011, lastly being the Managing Director and Portfolio manager. Joel Emery used to be the Principal at Carlson Capital from April 2011 to Nov 2011 and Highside Capital Management from Apr 2004 to Feb 2006.
Joel has earned his MBA in Finance from Fordham Gabelli School of Business and his BS in Political Science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He owns volunteer experience at Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco as Chief Finance Officer. Joel Emery Tareo is a CFA charter holder, CFA Institute member, and a NYSSA member as well.


Joel has decades of industry experience making him stand out among the others. Tareo Capital Joel Emery is extending its hands into healthcare and technology fields by proving visionary consulting services. With his experience of more than a couple of decades in the industry, Joel EmeryTareo is providing consultations in both of the targets sectors. Companies looking for an expansion or emerging out among the competitors can easily get consultation at Tareo.

Tareo Capital Joel Emery is gradually becoming a globally acknowledged name for investment management consultation. The team at Tareo is well experienced and is expelling to its fullest. With office at New York City, Tareo Capital is turning every rock to mark its presence globally. Under the leadership of Joel Emery, Tareo Capital is sure to expel.


Joel Emery Tareo has a strong focus on stock selection, whereby he and his experienced team adopt a detailed and rigorous analysis to select the stocks that form a part of the fund. Tareo Capital Joel Emery over the years has maintained a mix of both high growth stocks and value picks in his portfolio. He is known to spot the businesses that can grow massively over the long-term despite having any short-term shortcoming.


As a fund manager, Tareo Capital Joel Emery, prefers to stay invested with leaders and potential leaders with a healthy and sustainable business model. His team focuses on fundamentals and seeks to avoid taking exposure based on day-to-day developments. Joel Emery Tareo Capital has made no mistake in identifying companies that are willing to change and evolve through better research and differentiation.


Joel EmeryTareo, the chief exceutive officer at Traeo capital management is a qualified professional who has vast knowledge of sophisticated financial products and well know how to make money from them. It is his invaluable experience in money management, extensive contacts in the investment industry and access to detailed information, which together with in-house expertise, allows him to make informed timely decisions on behalf of investors.


Being a renowned name in Investment management industry Joel Emery Tareo has a plethora of roles and responsibilities.

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Professional Services,Services,Technology

How to Remove Personal Information from Google Search?

As everything continues to move online, personal information that used to matter only to close friends and family members is increasingly circulating in public spaces on the internet. The reputation gets tracked and affected by every single interaction in the internet world. The public perception or reaction of the same can completely break or make someone’s online reputation.

What can a person do if he searches for his name on the internet world and find his name or personal information he'd rather keep private? Or find himself with misinformation or negative information about his name? Hence, read instructions to remove  name from Google search, remove personal information from Google searchdelete personal information from Google search, and remove personal information from the internetprovided below.

1) How to remove someone’s name from Google search: Google is basically a search engine that simply indexes pages on the web where a user puts his query and finds his answer. Google doesn't keep someone’s name embedded in a vault somewhere. Google doesn't control the information on those pages, it will only remove them from their index if the site owner removes the pages from the site or uses some standard method of disabling indexing the searches from Google. Therefore, to remove a name from Google search the user first requires to remove the personal information from the web himself and then ask Google to remove it.

2) Remove personal information from Google search: Personal information about someone won't show up on Google at all. To ensure keeping private information from Google search, keep in mind that anything online, whether its reviews, photos, videos, posts or anything uploaded on social networks, could end up in Google.

If the user is on social platforms like Facebook or Insta, he can generally customize his profile settings to keep the personal information private.

Google Search shows information convened from websites across the web. The best way to remove personal information about someone in Google’s search result is to contact and talk to the website owner who published the information. If the site owner removes it, Google won’t find the information to list in search results.

3) Delete personal information from Google search: If the user is unable to delete personal information from Google search, help from Google support agent can be availed. Google may remove personal information that can create risks of financial fraud, identity theft, or other specific harms. Have a look at the common removal requests:

  • Remove intimate personal images from Google
  • Remove involuntary fake pornography from Google
  • Remove content about someone on sites with exploitative removal practices from Google

If the user believes that his request meets one of Google policy guidelines mentioned above, he can make a removal request andget remove personal information from the internet.

Disclaimer: Remove personal information from internet is a hectic process. One needs to be patient when going through this process, and shouldn't expect to complete it in a day. It goes without saying that there are certain things that can’t be permanently deleted from the internet world, but there are some ORM experts available in the market that can help to delete personal information from the internet forever. They also provide help to delete negative content. They are always available just a call away to render required help.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Marketing & Sales,Professional Services,Services,Technology

Dr. Paul J Bailo – Digital Executive – Why Digital Culture Is the Key to Digital Success – Interface Magazine Third Part of Dr. Bailo's Digital Transformation Trilogy

Interface Magazine publishes the views of Dr. Paul J. Bailo about digital leadership as he reveals why digital culture is the key element of digital transformation.

Interface Magazine has published the views of Dr. Paul J. Bailo in its November issue. The magazine focuses on global technology professionals and innovators and brings their views to the readers. 

In this article on the culture part of Digital Transformation, Dr. Paul J. Bailo has shared his opinion and observations on the role of culture in the digital transformation process in organizations. 

“Culture’s very hard to define for a lot of people, but it’s really the essence of what your organization is about,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation. “This digital culture needs to be reinforced on a daily basis from the executive leadership down to the frontline people. The culture is the foundation for the business’ success in digital. Apple doesn’t have the best products or the best services, but they react to the market extremely quickly. They react to it because they have a culture of learning.”

Dr. Paul Bailo points out that digital culture is all about organizational change and transformation. While many legacy organizations tend to rely more on managerial judgment, that won’t work in the current digital scenario. Modern business management is more about intuition and instincts. 

In the article, Dr. Bailo emphasizes the pressing need to reinforce digital culture on a daily basis from the executive leadership down to the frontline people. The focus of digital change is not about actions alone, according to Dr. Bailo. The actions of change must happen in the heart, mind and soul of the organization aiming for a digital transformation. 

He states that organizations must make every person in the team accountable. The message must be delivered that they will reap the benefits of digital change when there is a high level of consistency in their actions. The employees must be taught to support each other and execute tasks as a team with a minimal disparity in sharing high risks. 

At the same time, Dr. Bailo warns that it is an extremely challenging task to change the existing culture, especially in legacy organizations. It involves rewiring the minds of people and making them overcome the resistance to change. 

Dr. Bailo also points out that digital change is a highly emotional thing. The personal values of employees must be in a smooth alignment with the digital values of an organization.

According to Dr. Bailo, digital culture is a must for survival. Clients are unlikely to do business with partners that are not into digital culture, preferring instead to work with organizations that have a culture for accepting transformation and change. 

Dr. Bailo stresses on the use of digital culture at every level of leadership in an organization because it introduces innovation and creates the ability to adapt and respond to an unstable environment. It helps organizations deal with the unknown. 

Dr. Bailo is convinced that digital transformation is the toughest thing to do for any organization as it involves implementing a new work behavior within the employees and transforming the whole concept of work.  

Dr. Bailo says that organizations that don’t have a strategy for digital culture must get moving now. They must work on it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis and survive the hyper-competitive business environment. Digital culture and maintenance must go hand in hand. 

Organizations committed to implementing digital culture are at a competitive advantage as they can understand the market quicker, implement new technologies, boost productivity, and create an environment of growth and success.

Interface Magazine is a popular and reputed platform that showcases the best global technology leaders. The magazine has published the views expressed by Dr. Bailo on digital transformation in its November issue.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo – Digital Transformation Expert is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. 

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Stratodesk Announces the Worldwide Availability of the Windows Virtual Desktop Linux Client on Stratodesk NoTouch

Stratodesk, leader in delivering VDI, Cloud, and IoT endpoint solutions, today announced the official support for the Windows Virtual Desktop Linux Client on Stratodesk NoTouch software. As enterprises around the world look to migrate their Windows instances to the Cloud, IT leaders rely on Stratodesk NoTouch to streamline Windows Virtual Desktop endpoint deployments. Stratodesk enables secure remote access to Microsoft Azure to end users anywhere in the world, right at a time when the world needs these solutions most.

"What we’ve been able to achieve by working together with Microsoft is to deliver an all-in-one option for consuming Windows 10 in the Cloud,” says Stratodesk Global Solutions Engineer, Rich Severson. “Not only can workers access and connect to the Cloud anywhere in the world, they are able to do so securely, remotely, directly out of the box, and IT teams are able to provide the best, most seamless service to their remote teams.”

“Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed across devices and locations around the world with Stratodesk,” said Kam VedBrat, General Manager, Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Corp. “With remote work now the reality for many organizations, the integration with Stratodesk helps maintain employee productivity while providing the flexibility and ease-of-use that is the Microsoft standard.”

Now that support for Microsoft Windows 7 has ended, enterprises are looking for alternative ways to ensure ongoing productivity in their deployments. Stratodesk provides an answer, thanks to its ability to convert hardware – x86 or ARM – into a Windows Virtual Desktop endpoint. Together, the integrated solutions also offer an incredible value proposition to enterprises by enabling remote work. In addition to connecting remote workers around the world to Azure-hosted Windows 10 instances without needing Windows on the endpoint, Stratodesk enables a host of added benefits to imbue IT leaders with the essentials they need to make remote work more effective than ever. These benefits include support for top VPNs, as well as add-ons like Cloud Xtension and NoTouch Go – the USB-based, bootable NoTouch endpoint.

IT leaders can learn more about the joint solution by visiting https://www.stratodesk.com/solutions/wvd/

About Stratodesk

Founded in 2010, Stratodesk is redefining end user computing by delivering an all-in-one solution for VDI, DaaS and IoT markets. Stratodesk’s cutting edge Linux-based OS and management suite, NoTouch, is the hardware-agnostic solution that enables companies to cost-effectively manage their entire secure digital perimeter. Stratodesk solution works seamlessly across x86 and ARM/Raspberry Pi based hardware products to provide a unified platform for all your endpoints. It increases endpoint security, simplifies user experience, and allows customers to maximize the benefits of their existing desktop hardware through PC conversion. Today with nearly one million licenses deployed across multiple industries including healthcare, finance, retail, and education. Stratodesk is the fastest growing EUC company with offices located across the United States, Europe, and Russia.

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StarCompliance Named Company of the Year By The Technology Headlines Magazine

StarCompliance has been named Company of the Year by The Technology Headlines: a magazine for enterprise IT industry leaders and professionals to share their experiences, ideas, and advice in. In recognition of this achievement, the compliance software solutions company has been chosen for the cover story of The Technology Headlines special edition: “The Successful Companies of 2020.”

This year’s special edition highlights the businesses that have learned to work and thrive throughout the course of the pandemic—shining a light on the strong leaders and strong companies that have successfully pivoted to a remote-work environment, and have grown, innovated, and achieved outstanding financial results despite the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 has thrust upon the marketplace.

Star CEO Jennifer Sun, who was interviewed for the story, had this to say about her company's inclusion on the list: “One of the most important things we did this year was initiate a company-wide transformation to the Agile methodology. We made the decision to do this before the pandemic hit, and it’s turned out to be a very fortuitous decision: one that has paid off for us this year. Agile allowed us to pivot successfully both internally and externally—to streamline and even accelerate our services. If we’re Company of the Year in the year of COVID, it’s because we’ve been able to adapt quickly and effectively.”

StarCompliance has over 20 years of experience building configurable compliance software solutions. Star supports a global client base across a wide range of financial service disciplines—including asset managers, investment banks, broker dealers, PE firms, insurance companies, and other service providers in the financial services ecosystem. Star’s employee conflicts of interest platform is scalable and easy-to-use for employees at all levels of an organization, and helps financial firms reduce risk, gain efficiencies, and drive adoption around their employee compliance programs.

The Technology Headlines article, titled "Making Compliance Simple & Easy For The Global Financial Industry," is an homage to Star’s mission statement: "We Are Reputation Guardians, On A Mission To Make Compliance Simple And Easy." It's a mission the regtech company takes seriously, and one that has kept the organization on track, even in the middle of a global health crisis. “The pandemic has made our mission clearer than ever," says Sun. "This year, we’ve been laser focused on two main initiatives: transforming ourselves internally—becoming Agile—and investing in our future product strategy.”

Star’s Agile transformation at the beginning of this year helped employees pivot quickly to the new remote-work environment. The company was able to shift its implementation approach from a mixture of onsite and offsite work to 100% remote installs, and as a result has completed more than 25 successful remote implementations since the beginning of March. Star has also moved to a fully virtual events platform—hosting monthly webinars to provide actionable advice to help clients and attendees adjust to the “new normal” of remote work and the compliance challenges that have come with it.

2020 has been a year of innovation for Star, with the company bringing new functionality online and integrating critical datasets to improve the user experience. Compliance Dashboards—which provide a new level of data accessibility and employee activity transparency—help inform compliance decision making and reduce firm risk. Star is also taking a new approach to its product strategy, applying the “Jobs To Be Done” methodology to build software that meets unmet needs in the compliance industry and improve the accuracy and expediency of customers’ day-to-day tasks. Sun: “We followed a rigorous process to uncover the major struggles our compliance customers face, and developed a product strategy that will bring them greater efficiency and lower the cost of their compliance programs.”

To read more about StarCompliance and their year of innovation and growth, download your free copy of “The Successful Companies of 2020" here.

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About StarCompliance

StarCompliance is the leading provider of compliance technology solutions. Trusted globally by enterprise financial institutions, the intuitive STAR Platform empowers organizations to achieve regulatory compliance while safeguarding their integrity and business reputations. Through a customizable, 360-degree view of employee activity, the STAR software enables firms to automate the detection and resolution of potential areas of conflict while streamlining daily workflows and increasing efficiency. http://www.starcompliance.com

About Luminate Capital Partners

Luminate Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in growing enterprise software companies. Luminate partners with management teams to provide flexible capital and operational support to drive strategy, accelerated growth and build long-term value. With headquarters in San Francisco, Luminate invests in portfolio companies that serve customers globally. Representative investments to date include AMTdirect, Comply365, Conexiom, Fintech, Oversight Systems, PDI and StarCompliance. http://www.luminatecapital.com.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Finance,Technology,U.S

Colonial Surety Company Introduces Simplify And Partner: A New Online Digital Approval Process for Contractors

Colonial Surety Company is thrilled to announce the launch of a direct and digital pre-qualification process for bid and performance I-Bonds®, empowering contractors across the country to simplify, partner, and grow.

Founded in 1930, Colonial Surety Company is a direct seller and writer of surety bonds and insurance products for a wide range of industries and professions. The new launch reflects Colonial’s priority: innovating to provide value-added services to small business owners.

Colonial is rated “A Excellent” by A.M. Best Company, U.S. Treasury listed, and licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and most U.S. Territories. Colonial has pioneered a simple digital and direct process that allows customers to instantly purchase bonds and insurance online.

Insurtech? Yes, Colonial started the trend—and continues using technology to propel customers forward. The newly launched digital pre-qualification process for contractors illustrates Colonial’s deep knowledge of the pain points of running a construction business — and commitment to making it easier for owners.

Colonial Surety Company has a unique Partnership Account® that arms contractors with fast, digital and direct access to the surety bonds needed to run their construction companies — and real-time financial intel vital to growing their businesses.

With a Partnership Account® contractors:

  • Gain control of their bidding and bonding, online and in real-time.
  • Utilize powers of attorney to seal and issue their own bid bonds — in minutes.
  • Compete with confidential bid bonds — no middleman.
  • Order performance and payment bonds easily from a customized digital dashboard.
  • Track bids and work on hand in real-time with free management reports.
  • Speak directly with Colonial’s lead underwriter as new opportunities emerge.
  • Leverage data on a private Owner’s Dashboard to view surety lines, adjust work on hand, analyze bids—and grow.

 

Colonial Surety Company is eager to provide the game-changing benefits of Partnership Accounts® to more contractors. It’s hard and sometimes frustrating for construction companies to pause “business as usual” and grow by trying something new. That’s why Colonial’s streamlined, fully digital new pre-qualification process reduces the hassle and time it takes busy owners to apply for a surety line of credit—and adds useful incentives too.

After entering just a few, bare essentials about the business in Colonial’s proprietary online system, all companies that apply receive, for free, their Dun & Bradstreet Financial Stress Score, Commercial Credit Score, and Paydex. Contractors can use these scores to immediately gain new insights into their businesses. Contractors who pre-qualify for a surety line of credit, go on to upload a few more documents that help Colonial better understand their operation and underwrite the Partnership Account®. The entire process exemplifies Colonial’s commitment to customers: simple, direct, and efficient, with value-added services built right in. At Colonial, rooting for contractors always matters.

As Colonial’s CEO, Wayne Nunziata says: We have carefully designed every aspect of the new, digital pre-qualification process with busy contractors top of mind. Trust me, this is the most efficient, value-added direct application process you have ever experienced! We welcome contractors across the country to pre-qualify for a surety line of credit. Ultimately, Colonial will take great pride in supporting contractors with Partnership Accounts for their growing businesses.

Contractors
Start your application to pre-qualify for a surety line of credit and receive free business credit scores. Learn more at https://www.colonialsurety.com/contractor/

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Altec Hosts Final 2020 Training for Customers Looking to Maximize DocLink for In-Office and Remote Situations

Altec, a leader in enterprise document management and process automation solutions, is kicking off its final 2020 DocLink Advanced Admin Training (AAT) next week.

Our virtual AAT consists of week-long, half-day intensive online classes that take a deep-dive on how to utilize DocLink beyond basic functionality. This hands-on training allows DocLink users to expand their knowledge of the solution beyond day-to-day functions by learning about additional DocLink capabilities such as Smart Form Toolkit, mobile access, document capture, indexing, automated delivery, troubleshooting, and more. With limited class size, direct interaction with Altec’s technical team, and networking opportunities (even virtually), customers can see and hear how their peers are using DocLink. Previous AAT attendees have stated that the class provided them with a deep, comprehensive understanding that will help them automate processes throughout their organizations.

Lori Corbino, Customer Success Manager for Altec states, “When quarantine began, our customers were really asking for help – they needed to learn how to take advantage of the inherent remote capabilities DocLink can offer. Our AAT classes could definitely help with that, but we obviously couldn’t host in person, so our training team quickly and diligently reinvented the class for a virtual environment. And it’s been a HUGE success with our customers who have flocked to register and attend from wherever they are working. Every virtual class we’ve hosted this year has sold out, and customer response afterwards is incredibly positive that they were able to learn so much, even remotely. With so many companies needing to ensure business continuity with employees working from everywhere, AAT provides the level of training they need so they can maximize what they already own.”

Following the success of this year’s virtual classes, Altec recently announced its 2021 Virtual AAT training class schedule:
March 15-19
May 10-14
July 12-16
September 13-17
November 8-12

DocLink customers are encouraged to register as classes will fill up quickly. Visit our website to register for one of these exceptional events today.

About Altec

Altec’s document management and process automation solution DocLink helps companies connect their people, processes and data by automating tasks in accounts payable and beyond into other enterprise departments. DocLink enables companies to digitally transform their operation, improving productivity and ultimately saving companies significant time and money. Thousands of companies globally use DocLink on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments. Altec enjoys strong, collaborative partnerships with ERP providers including Microsoft, Sage, Acumatica, AmTech, Key2Act, Epicor, and SAP B1. Learn more at http://www.altec-inc.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Plant-Grow Inc. announces no-risk farmer program for beneficial microbes to improve plant yield and profitability

Plant-Grow Inc., a company that provides the latest plant growth technology and equipment for the agricultural industry, announces a risk-free program for new customers to try our innovative solution to improve soil fertility and increase NPK conversion uptake for plants.

Farmers are at a crossroads and face many challenges including low domestic demand, storm recovery, international tariffs, stored supply and competition. Plant-Grow expects to help American farmers level the playing field with its patented products.

The trial program enables farmers to be confident that the Plant-Grow's beneficial microbes actually improve yield and profit. A new customer pays 50% at the delivery of Plant-Grow product, and if the farmer does not see a positive return on investment, then Plant-Grow will refund the initial payment. Should the grower have a positive ROI, the remaining 50% will be due upon harvest.

Plant-Grow is confident of its products’ efficacy - recently, the program was trialed with the participation of 20 farmers elevating yields by an average of 20 percent. Plant-Grow microbial technology has garnered excellent results with row crops such as rice, corn, cotton, soy, and wheat plus a variety of other plants including almonds, peaches, walnuts, pistachios, grapes, sugarcane, tomatoes, chili peppers, carrots, onions, cherries, and berries.

Being a bio-innovation company, Plant-Grow has developed a platform specially designed for agriculture along with environmental water treatment solutions. Over the years, Plant-Grow has dedicated their time and energy to restoring soil health and solving the water crisis globally. “When there are healthy soil and sufficient supply of water, we can expect that there will be sustainability in the food supply. We have dedicated our best effort to come up with our first product that can effectively enhance the growth of the roots.

Through our microbial solutions, a healthy plant can be produced. Our microbial solutions are not only for the current agriculture environment but will also impact the next generation,” expresses June Gitau, Managing Director of Plant-Grow Kenya. The microbial solutions are patented and patent-pending through the IP boutique firm The Patent Law Office, PC.

The use of Plant-Grow products contributes to healthy soils that contain microbes necessary for preventing disease, reducing plant stress, and restoring nutrients. The microbes help plants absorb nutrients more efficiently, reducing run-offs into our streams and lakes. Thus, it's a win-win for the earth and for farmers.

Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

TurningPoint on winning team to continue support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) NATIONAL PLAN AND PROVIDER ENUMERATION SYSTEM (NPPES)

TurningPoint Global Solutions announced today that it has retained its position supporting the CMS National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) as a significant subcontractor to RELI Group.

TurningPoint has been the prime contractor for NPPES since 2015, when the program was set aside for small businesses. Because the procurement was again released only to small businesses, TurningPoint’s growth precluded another prime bid. Instead, TurningPoint joined RELI Group, a growing and proven CMS small business vendor, as a significant subcontractor. The team also retains General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).

David Hughes, TurningPoint’s Managing Partner, says agreeing to join RELI Group’s team was a wise choice.
“RELI Group knows CMS and offers mature program management expertise,” said Hughes. “Along with GDIT, our team’s unmatched understanding of the NPPES solution – from the system itself to the supporting enumeration service desk – positions us perfectly to further optimize NPPES well into the future.”

The team offered the Center for Program Integrity (CPI) a high value, low-risk solution for the mission-critical NPPES program. We anticipate working with CPI to move NPPES to the cloud and to implement ongoing enhancements through Agile development, ongoing system maintenance, user support, and program efficiencies. The new contract extends to September 2025 if all options are exercised.

ABOUT TURNING POINT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint provides software engineering and professional IT services for a diversified group of commercial, state, and federal customers. TurningPoint also provides telecom lifecycle and expense management software and services for wireless and wireline services, with a focus on federal and other public sector organizations. The company is appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 4 for Development and CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Services. TurningPoint is ISO 9001:2015 certified for quality management and IS0 27001:2013 certified for data center hosting. For more information, visit company website.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Web Privacy Protection Gains a New Advocate: PubWise Taking Clients Beyond GDPR Compliance

PubWise has announced its commitment to protecting the privacy of internet users in coordination with the recent changes in US and EU internet privacy guidelines. Going beyond mere compliance, PubWise has partnered with industry leaders and policymakers to demonstrate their allegiance to resolving privacy concerns within the programmatic advertising industry.

The International Advertising Bureau has recently released it's Gold Standard 2.0, which increases cross-industry transparency while standardizing the use of consumers' data. PubWise is listed as an approved vendor for the IAB, who leads the charge in protecting web visitors' privacy with their well-known Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) model, which is now in the v2 stage. The vetting process for IAB's Approved Vendor List ensures that publishers have access to credible solutions.

PubWise is also offering a Consent Management Platform to complement its Managed Wrapper solution. According to CTO Stephen Johnston, "Our CMP solution is not a revenue generator for PubWise, but we felt it was important to protect the interest of our clients." CMP tools are a great step towards being GDPR compliant.

Earlier this year PubWise received a Pacesetter Award from Atlanta Business Chronicle. PubWise was listed as #18 of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Atlanta. Also in 2020, Technology Association of Georgia recognized PubWise as its Top 40 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia.

ABOUT PUBWISE

Established in 2016 in the "Silicon Valley of the South," PubWise is a revolutionary, SaaS-based Prebid.js management service for web publishers that are virtually guaranteed to increase advertising revenue.

PubWise is the only Prebid.js management service offering Smart Path Optimization Technology (SPOT™), which uses AI to deliver an optimized ad configuration matched to user segments, with tailored demand inclusion that improves net revenue while improving latency. PubWise provides a turnkey platform to deploy, manage, monitor, and optimize Prebid.js. PubWise is committed to protecting publisher value and data with clear auction dynamics, no-arbitrage and transparent fees. US and EU revenue and traffic reporting is done with ease with PubWise Analytics.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

SpotifyPromotions.net Backed By Integrity and Nearly 30 Years in the Music Biz, Covers All the Bases… Interview with Company CEO on the Jason Damico Show

 

 

 

 

 

Mandalay Bay, CA – Music Marketing Company, www.MusicMarketingByWebNRetail.com (a division of Rock ‘n Retail, LLC) announces the launch of www.SpotifyPromotions.net. The Firm has withstood the test of time and trends, as the Company nears its 30 year anniversary. They have provided music marketing services to over 300 Artists, Labels and Distributors. Their secret? Honesty, integrity, transparency, communication; and consistent, hard and thorough work. 

The obvious next step, they are now fully immersed in Spotify Marketing campaigns. Thus, Web ‘n Retail is proud to present SpotifyPromotions.net*. Their campaign offers a robust package covering all possible bases, to increase an Artist’s numbers on Spotify. 

Their program results are second to none increasing Client’s Spotify numbers as high as:

• 1,470,000% in Streams
• 43,000% in Number of Playlists
• 9,700% in Saves
• 41,011% in Monthly Listeners
• 1,300% in Followers

Recently the Company CEO, Gale Rosenberg spent some quality time talking with the Jason Damico show (airing on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and all other streaming platforms). They discussed the overall climate of the business from past to present to future – which is now in the hands of the top streaming services. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Damico Interview with Gale Rosenberg CEO of SpotifyPromotions.net – Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hc0r0n0KOm4

During the interview on the Jason Damico Show, Rosenberg discussed how their Spotify campaigns are ALL-IN and fully organic. They cover all the bases including: Playlist pitching, eblasting to Indie and Spotify curators, manual submissions to Indie Curators, collaborative playlist placements and BtoC Spotify consumer outreach via Social Media. Unlike other firms’ offerings, artist campaigns run for 12 weeks in order to fill the need for their clients to achieve longevity, stretching their budgets and stretching out active campaign results in a wave; versus a big spike and then a complete drop-off. 

Throughout the years in the forever changing record industry, the CEO, Gale Rosenberg, has marketed 8-tracks, vinyl albums, laserdiscs, cassettes, VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, Enhanced CD’s and Digital Downloads and had the first music show on the internet (Rock The Strip) in 1994. The show was coupled with a CD store; and Rock The Strip was the first chart reporter for online sales in Billboard Magazine. 

For more information on their Spotify Promotion Campaign visit https://www.spotifypromotions.net/of-playlist-followers.

ABOUT THE PARENT COMPANY

With over 29 years of experience, Web ‘n Retail, the online music marketing division of Rock ‘n Retail, LLC; has managed campaigns for over 300 artists on major and independent labels as well as for unsigned musicians. They also run SpotifyPromotions.net providing robust services to increase Artists’ Spotify streaming numbers.

The President and Owner, Gale Rosenberg, has years of music marketing experience including positions held at ABC & MCA Records, PolyGram Distribution, Wherehouse Entertainment Corporation and Billboard, Mix, Creem & Thrash Metal Magazines. Ms. Rosenberg is also an adjunct Instructor of UCLA Extension’s “Entrepreneurship of the Independent Artist” required Music Business certification class and a Guest Lecturer on the topic of Online Music Marketing at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.

*Web ‘n Retail, Rock ‘n Retail, LLC and SpotifyPromotions.net are not affiliated with Spotify; the website or app. This solicitation is not approved nor endorsed by Spotify USA Inc.All respective logos and use of names, are registered trademarks of the respective Owner. Web ‘n Retail (et al) is not associated in any way with this vendor – nor is Web ‘n Retail (et al) a partner nor affiliate of any of the brands mentioned herein. Web ‘n Retail (et al) lays no claims to their respective logos, names, brand or business.

 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology

FieldAware's "Year Zero" Benchmark Study Finds Service Organizations Accelerating Technology Adoption and Poised for Growth During Recovery

FieldAware, the leader in made-for-mobile, cloud-based field service hub solutions, today announced the release of, "Benchmarking the New Normal From Year Zero". This state-of-the-industry end-user survey report examines insights from over 200 service organizations. The new findings shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing field service providers to focus on growing their business instead of merely surviving.

Published in partnership with Field Service News, the only business journal globally dedicated to the field service industry, the 21-page report shows that over the next 12–18 months, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of field service providers are focusing on business growth. Yet, 78 percent of respondents are under pressure to reduce service costs or improve service levels due to the pandemic's impact on their customers.

In fact, today, due to investments field service companies have made into their business's technology, the majority (73 percent) can access asset data remotely, and (66 percent) can now offer some form of advanced, preemptive outcome-based service offerings.

"Our industry is led by passionate and creative professionals who work in partnership with their customers to use innovation and technology to address their evolving needs," said Steve Mason, COO of FieldAware. "It is now clear the most singular effect the pandemic has had on our industry has been to accelerate widespread creative service thinking and facilitate the rapid adoption of innovative technologies to resolve what would otherwise be insurmountable challenges."

"We are truly on the cusp of a new era of field service as our industry has been accelerating the development of new innovative offerings built upon cloud services, advanced analytics, and mobile applications," he added. "What COVID-19 did was put a strong catalyst in place to focus our efforts on rapid adoption."

The report is the first of two based on comprehensive quantitative primary research derived from over 200 field service management professionals. It examines the financial impact of the lockdown, the changing dynamics of customer relations in a post-pandemic world, the continued focus on customer excellence, the shift to outcome-based services, the emergence of hybrid remote/on-site service delivery models, the introduction of a new era of connected field service, and more.

The study did find many field service providers (57 percent) have faced challenges and experienced issues with customers being unable to pay because of restricted cash flow and continued cost reduction pressures. Nonetheless, it also revealed that field service providers continue to work in partnership (78 percent) with their customers. This finding is fundamental to the formulation of new innovative service offerings and their successful adoption by customers, which is a sign of optimism that the post-pandemic recovery period will go well.

"For months, our industry has wondered what the future will look like, and now we know -- a move to preemptive outcome-based service offerings, hybrid remote/on-site services, and a renewed focus on empowering field resources to quickly resolve issues and mitigate service disruptions," said Mason. "The good news is that field service providers can leverage best-of-breed innovation from multiple sources within the FieldAware service hub to meet market demands, placing them in a strong position for growth over the next 12-18 months of recovery."

About FieldAware:

FieldAware is a cutting-edge, cloud-based, mobile field service management hub, empowering companies to transform their field service with automated processes and streamlined operations. FieldAware is advancing field service with comprehensive solutions including optimized scheduling, dynamic and intelligent forms capture, robust reporting and analytics, AR, and IoT. FieldAware’s flexible platform streamlines technician enablement and digitizes business processes while automating the collection and dissemination of field and back office information. Combining our award-winning, easy to use/easy to adopt software with the industry’s best implementation and support services, FieldAware provides rapid ROI, accelerating improvements in productivity, safety, compliance, customer satisfaction, reduced environmental impact and revenue growth. Visit http://www.FieldAware.com.

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The 7 Most Important Secrets of Successful Root Cause Analysis

System Improvements Inc. is pleased to share the 7 Secrets of Successful Root Cause Analysis, to spread the news about its effective, thorough, and credible root cause analysis training through TapRooT®, and to extend an invitation to the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee, June 14-18.

In the 7 Most Important Secrets of Successful Root Cause Analysis, the first tip shared is a key foundation for reliable root cause analysis:

1. Your root cause analysis is only as good as the information you collect. Many root cause systems operate as a “standalone” module. Information goes in and an answer comes out, without helping investigators collect accurate information. Some root cause tools actually develop a hypothesis first, then assimilate information to verify or disprove the hypothesis. Extensive research has proven that once an investigator becomes invested in a particular hypothesis, her/his brain automatically looks for “facts” to confirm the hypothesis and disregards “facts” that are counter to the hypothesis, resulting in the investigator finding what she/he wants to find.

2. Your knowledge (or lack of it) can get in the way of a good root cause analysis.

3. Understand what happened before why it happened. Beginning by asking “Why” is jumping to conclusions. This often leads the investigator to presume, rather than seeking to understand.

4. Interviews are not about asking questions.

5. All human performance problems cannot be solved with discipline, training, and procedures.

6. Many people cannot see effective corrective actions even if they can find the root causes.

7. All investigations do not need to be created equal (but some investigation steps cannot be skipped).

Learn more about the 7 Secrets and thorough and credible root cause analysis in the article.

Please contact System Improvements Inc. at 865.539.2139 to discuss the role of TapRooT® Training in your organization.

About System Improvements Inc. – TapRooT®

Founded in 1988, TapRooT® solves hurdles every investigator faces. TapRooT® root cause analysis takes an investigator beyond his or her knowledge to think outside the box. Backed with extensive research in human performance, incident investigation, and root cause analysis, TapRooT® is a global leader in improved investigation effectiveness and productivity, stopping finger-pointing and blame, improving equipment reliability, and fixing operating problems.

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Cuelogic helps Blackline Safety to release an important worker readiness feature during the pandemic

Blackline Safety is a global leader in cloud-connected safety technology that supports the digital transformation of enterprises around the world, empowering emergency responses, evacuation management, environmental gas detection and lone worker monitoring. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, Blackline needed to quickly diversify their lone worker safety monitoring app for iPhone and Android devices into a more comprehensive solution to accommodate contact tracing, physical distancing requirements and workers’ readiness for work. 

As an existing Cuelogic partner, Blackline worked with Cuelogic to define the project requirements for their updated mobile app and its supporting interface to their cloud software. Featuring new Bluetooth device proximity detection and a fitness-for-work-survey, a critical requirement was time to market in order to support their client’s needs for a managed social distancing program and the ability to trace potential points of contact in their workforce.

“Cuelogic quickly set up the engineering teams to help us execute our project, working together with us to efficiently build the technology roadmap, prototyping, testing and release schedule,” said Jason Ho, Blackline Safety Project Manager. “Working as a tightly coupled unit with our team, Cuelogic worked collaboratively alongside our product development and software teams to deliver a suite of features that enabled us to support our clients during this historic pandemic.”

In addition to development support for Blackline’s updated mobile app, Cuelogic is an AWS certified partner and worked with Blackline’s teams to leverage their AWS cloud during the project. AWS cloud infrastructure was quickly set up and included AWS Athena, Lambda, API gateway and Secrets Manager, delivering a robust end-to-end cloud ecosystem. 

Cuelogic seamlessly integrates with any business, offering a team of software developers and infrastructure experts who provide a deep understanding of high availability technologies, cloud infrastructure, agile methodology and processes.

Business Contact:

info@cuelogic.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Professional Services,Services,Technology,U.S

Ideanomics Reports 1066 EV Sales Activity for Q3

New York October 16, 2020 - Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) announced its Mobile Energy Global (MEG) division’s sales activities for the month of September and Q3 2020. For the period starting September 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020, MEG delivered a total of 423 units. For 3Q 2020, the period starting July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020, MEG delivered a total of 626 units. The company also invoiced an additional 440 units in Q3, which are pending expected delivery.

 

Total Units Delivered – Q3 2020

 

 

“We are very pleased that our MEG business experienced sequential growth, month over month, throughout Q3, and the 440 units pending delivery gets Q4 off to a strong start. This growth, fueled by a combination of previously announced deals and new deal origination, along with improvements in our operational efficiency, helps us achieve our goals for 2020 and sets the stage for growth at scale going into 2021,” said Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics.

 

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics is a global company that facilitates the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and supports next-generation financial services and fintech products. Our electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity, as well as financing and charging solutions; we refer to this business model as sales to financing to charging (S2F2C). Ideanomics Capital provides fintech services that include intelligent and innovative solutions powered by AI and blockchain. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with more efficient solutions for a greener economy.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Qingdao, and operations in the U.S., China, Ukraine, and Malaysia.

https://ideanomics.com/

 

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Investor Relations and Media Contact

Tony Sklar, VP of Communications

55 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, New York 10006

Email: ir@ideanomics.com

 

Valerie Christopherson / Lora Wilson

Global Results Communications (GRC)

+1 949 306 6476

valeriec@globalresultspr.com

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New Peer-Led Partnership Association Aims to Earn Partnerships a Seat at the Executive Table; Adds ecosystem veteran Jay McBain as advisor

Partnership Leaders, the exclusive membership organization for executives from the best Partnerships, Business Development, and Ecosystem teams in the technology industry, focused on elevating the role of the partnership leader to the c-suite, announced the next stage in its growth with the launch of an annual membership program and added ecosystem veteran Jay McBain, Principal Analyst at Forrester as it’s first outside advisor. Founded in December 2018, the new membership model offers exclusive content and programming to support the education and networking needs of the SaaS Partnership community.

Today there are over 175,000 SaaS companies, whose longevity and success will depend on the interoperability of their platforms with complementary technologies, supporting the growth of vibrant service partner ecosystems, and fostering business development opportunities to meet growing customer expectations and demand. Partnerships play a key role in forging these connections. However, the partnership function is still relatively nascent in its development as a discipline. There are more than 100,000 leaders of Partnership organizations in the US tech industry, yet there are less than 500 C-level Partnerships (Channel, Alliance, BD or Ecosystem) executives at these companies. In addition, 76% of CEOs believe that ecosystems will be integral to their business model moving forward.

The partnership leader role has not yet risen to the ranks of required C-suite positions, with clearly defined responsibilities and a well-recognized career roadmap. Partnership Leaders seeks to address these challenges. “The lack of C-level partnership execs exemplifies a tremendous opportunity for the partnership community.” Says Jay McBain, Principal Analyst at Forrester. “Partnership Leaders provides a unique space and the peer-support needed for leaders to take action and elevate their role to the level of recognition it deserves.”

The Partnership Leaders community includes leaders from rapidly growing teams from technology companies around the world. Membership is available to all partnership leaders, regardless of function, and includes executives and team leaders in partnerships, business development, partner marketing, partner operations, and product leaders supporting partnership initiatives. The community is focused on empowering one another in their respective roles, knowledge sharing, and paving the way to success together through real-time conversations in the Partnership Leaders online community. Invite-only channels are set up for thoughtful conversations unique to select interest groups such as Women-in-Partnerships and executive roles. Topics of discussion range from best practices for overcoming common obstacles in launching partner programs to handling change management when scaling partner organizations.

Partnership Leaders paid members receive exclusive benefits such as:
? Access to the Partnership Leaders online community where members can ask and answer questions and address challenges together real-time across threaded topics.
? Regular virtual roundtables and networking events focused on key topics like “How to collaborate with other departments to accomplish partnership goals.”
? Networking opportunities including curated Member Matchmaking to facilitate members connecting to teach, learn, and identify business development opportunities together.
? Opportunities for members to showcase their expertise through Partnership Leaders’ Spotlight Series of content and The Partnered Podcast.

Ecosystems represent the next key competitive advantage for companies in the technology world and the official launch of Partnership Leaders is a key step in getting Partnerships a seat on the executive leadership team.

About Partnership Leaders:
Partnership Leaders is on a mission to elevate partnerships in modern technology companies. We’re a community of executives and leaders from the best Partnerships, Business Development and Ecosystem teams in tech. Founded by SaaS industry veterans Chris Samila, Asher Mathew, and Tai Rattigan, Partnership Leaders is a peer-led members community. For more information visit https://www.partnershipleaders.com/

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Doctor Battles, a Revolutionary Esports Ecosystem, Announces Official Launch Party October 23, 2020

Doctor Battles, an esports ecosystem that rewards organizers and competitors for their engagement, this week announced after one-year in beta testing, they are officially launching their first public version of the app this September. With a launch party slated for October 23, 2020, Doctor Battles will broadcast the celebration on their website via YouTube.

Passionate about creating an engaging interface where esports organizers can create, host, and manage amazing events digitally, Doctor Battles features an advanced algorithm that helps players find the perfect teammates and more.

“We believe that the true potential of esports has yet to be realized, which is why we wanted to create an app that helps players dive even deeper into their passion,” said Bryan Ragin, Founder and Owner of Doctor Battles. “After a year of testing, we are so excited to be finally going public with our interactive concept.”

Additional Doctor Battles features include: advanced stats that are tracked on a global leaderboard system, a prize shop where players can redeem real-world prizes, a recruitment center, chat communities, and more.

Competitors only need to create one team per game category. For those wishing to join a competition, they simply need to go into the app, select a league or tournament, and click on the join button. If they do not hold a team for the platform, they will be asked to create one manually, or join an Auto Team (based on algorithm). Once done, they will be able to join the league.

Doctor Battles is available in a free and prime member package. For prime members, they can unlock some features, access a 25% discount on all products in the shop, access a 500% rate increase for winning weekly giveaways, and engage automatic VIP invites for all special events.

For more information, or to follow along for official app announcements, visit: https://doctorbattles.com/home.

Doctor Battles is available in a free and prime member package. For prime members, they can unlock some features, access a 25% discount on all products in the shop, access a 500% rate increase for winning weekly giveaways, and engage automatic VIP invites for all special events.

For more information, or to follow along for official app announcements, visit: https://doctorbattles.com/home.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Edt64t0I7c

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lz_4yXz3rW0

Contacts

Doctor Battles

Bryan Ragin

+1 (347) 609-9407

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All-New Disk Drill for Mac 4.0: Up to a 200% Data Recovery Efficiency Increase

CleverFiles announces the release of the new version of Disk Drill for Mac, ready for macOS 11 Big Sur and data recovery from iOS 14. Disk Drill can scan and recover over 400 file types with a press of a single button, right from your computer’s internal or external drive, or any supported storage device. Files can be recovered whole, or reconstructed in the event of a damaged drive.

According to the recent Data Recovery Survey 2020 conducted by CleverFiles, 63% of respondents have recently lost their personal digital data, and 42% of them weren’t able to recover their data.

For fast, reliable file recovery Disk Drill comes with advanced scanning algorithms to identify and reconstruct deleted files in over 400 different file formats, including the new raw photo, videos and audio formats. Updated FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ and APFS recovery algorithms, powered by Disk Drill's smart scans, find more recoverable files, which allows for an improved (up to a 200%) recovery efficiency.

Disk Drill can successfully recover lost and deleted data from a computer’s internal disk as well as external drives, mobile devices, memory cards, digital cameras, and more. Accidentally deleted files can be easily retrieved with the Quick Scan.

In case of a less recent data loss, Disk Drill performs a Deep Scan, a thorough search of the entire drive to reconstruct lost files. In fact, the sequence of algorithms Disk Drill runs in the background is much more complicated than that, and is always adapted to a specific use case and ensures the best recovery results for one’s file system, storage device condition, etc.

Deep Scan is one of the most advanced Disk Drill's recovery algorithms. It works even when hard drives lose their formatting and disk space is marked as unallocated. This Disk Drill release concentrates on raw photos and videos, and substantially improves their recovery in many ways.

New image file types now recoverable on Mac:

GoPro GPR, JP2, HEIC, WMF, Panasonic/Leica RAW, Panasonic RWL, Sony SR2 and SRF, Leaf MOS, Mamiya MEF, Epson ERF, Minolta MRW, Olympus ORF, Canon CR3, APM and many more.

As well as many video and audio formats:
BRAW: professional video recordings;
CinemaDNG: reconstruct deleted digital cinema files;
Canon CRM: Cinema RAW Light HD videos;
Ground-breaking improvements in QuickTime-based video recovery (MOV and similar containers);
MPC: compressed audio files based on MPEG-2 algorithms;
and others.

New Data Recovery features:

  • NEW: Time Machine Recovery: analyze your Time Machine backups and safely extract any data you may need without the need to restore the backups. Local Time Machine snapshots are now included in scans for lost data.
  • NEW: Data extraction from devices with the T2 encryption chip.
  • NEW: Recovery Mode: Disk Drill can be launched in Recovery Mode through Terminal without the need to create a bootable drive

In addition to an improved data recovery, Disk Drill for Mac introduces new and updated free features:

  • NEW: Data Shredder: securely delete any files and folders for good. This new free module will destroy unwanted files on a storage device beyond any future recovery.
  • NEW: Free Disk Space: securely erase free space on any disk. Ensures others can’t recover what was deleted by securely wiping disk space marked as free.
  • IMPROVED: Clean Up: allows to free some space and quickly get a data map of all existing files and folders to remove space hogs.
  • IMPROVED: Find Duplicates: scans the drivers for duplicate content to free up some extra space. Also a convenient way to remove duplicates from network folders and online storage accounts like Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • IMPROVED: S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring improvements.

Disk Drill 4 is the biggest update in the program’s history, the software has received significant improvements and refinements, including the new User Interface and Dark Mode. It’s more intuitive and easier to navigate and displays all of the functionality of the application in its main window.

Check out the full list of new features in Disk Drill 4: https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/disk-drill-4-mac-review.html.

Pricing and availability
Downloading the trial version of Disk Drill 4 for Mac, the customer can preview the data that can be recovered before purchasing the Pro version for at cleverfiles.com.

With a purchase of Disk Drill PRO for Mac, the customer also gets a license letting them use Disk Drill for Windows.

For more information, please visit https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/disk-drill-4-macos-big-sur.html

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ForMotiv and Unqork Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Digital Behavioral Intelligence Technology to No-Code Customers

Unqork, the leading enterprise no-code application platform, and ForMotiv, a developer of digital behavioral data capture software and services, today announced a global partnership to deliver data capture capabilities and advisory services to joint enterprise customers.

Unqork is a no-code application platform that helps large enterprises build complex custom software and applications faster, with higher quality, and lower costs than conventional approaches. Since launching in 2017, Unqork’s customers include some of the world's leading enterprises such as Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, The City of New York, and Maimonides Medical Center.

ForMotiv is the leading behavioral intelligence provider working with Fortune 500 banks, financial institutions, and insurance carriers globally. The ForMotiv solution provides new insights on application data-entry form behavior, or “digital body language,” not currently utilized by most financial services institutions, insurance carriers, and governments. Together, this partnership will assist joint customers two-fold: by identifying fraudulent and malicious behaviors by users, and by providing insight into UX and identify positive and negative behaviors to improve overall application health.

“Leading financial services organizations are increasingly looking at behavioral intelligence solutions to provide insights into their business and customers in order to make data-driven decisions and mitigate risks,” said Christian Barrera, Vice President, Alliances & Ecosystem, Unqork. “ForMotiv is a leader in the space and there are great synergies across our core financial services verticals. We have a huge opportunity to bring tremendous value to our customers integrating ForMotiv's technology with Unqork's enterprise no-code platform."

Andrew Schwabe, Founder/CTO of ForMotiv, added, “We have spent years developing a Behavioral Intelligence solution that collects and analyzes behavioral data at scale for the largest financial services institutions in the world. With Unqork as the leader in the no-code application space, there is no better partner to bring this proprietary data to their world-class customer base to help predict business outcomes and identify risk, fraud, and malicious behaviors.”

About Unqork
Unqork is the industry pioneer no-code enterprise application platform that helps large companies build, deploy, and manage complex applications without writing a single line of code. Organizations like Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, the Cities of New York and Washington, DC and Maimonides Medical Center are using Unqork's drag-and-drop interface to build enterprise applications faster, with higher quality, and lower costs than conventional approaches. To learn more, please visit: https://www.unqork.com.

About ForMotiv
ForMotiv is the first Digital Behavioral Intelligence (DBI) platform on the market. Using advanced, explanation-based predictive behavioral analytics, ForMotiv gives organizations unprecedented levels of insight into their users digital behavior, leading to increased conversions, better digital experiences, and reduced risk and fraud. ForMotiv’s patent-pending “Digital Polygraph” provides real-time analysis of user behavior, helping organizations predict user outcomes such as risk and fraud. By analyzing a user’s digital body language, such as their hesitancy, indecision or answer correcting, copy/paste actions, and thousands of other metrics collected as a user interacts with a form or application, ForMotiv calculates “Intent Scores” to help predict user outcomes. Departments from Marketing to Risk, Data Science to Fraud, Underwriting to Digital Strategy are utilizing ForMotiv’s platform.

For more information, visit https://www.formotiv.com

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Semos Cloud Showcases its Leading Employee Recognition and Rewards Platform on SuccessConnect

Semos Cloud welcomes SuccessConnect virtual event attendees to their SuccessConnect Product Showroom on October 6 for the Americas. As one of the premier HR events of the year, the SuccessConnect helps customers experience wins that boost productivity, confidence, and engagement. By offering live and “simu-live” elements it gives attendees an exciting, interactive experience.

During this one-day virtual event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn why and how SAP customers use JobPts and what makes it the leading employee Recognition and Rewards Platform integrated with SAP SuccessFactors and certified SAP Endorsed App. Global customers across the world use JobPts to appreciate their employees and create “Moments that Matter." Over the past semester, insurance companies like MAPFRE S.A. and organizations in energy and petrochemical industries like DTE Energy Co. and EQUATE Group decided to create unique employee experience on this Recognition and Rewards Platform.

"SuccessConnect has always been the place where attendees learn how putting employees first leads to better business results. This year, we present our innovative end-to-end employee recognition and rewards platform," comments Goran Rice, Chief Revenue Officer at Semos Cloud. "From planning through implementation, management, and optimization, any employee-centric company can drive engagement and provide memorable digital employee experience with JobPts. We invite SAP SuccessFactors customers worldwide to use this unique opportunity to check our resources and connect with our team on the SuccessConnect Virtual partner space*."

Semos Cloud will share the latest product innovations focused on:

  • 1) Boosting the Employee Experience that is socially engaging and goes with the flow-of-work. This upgrade includes configurable landing pages and branding, integrations with Slack and MS Teams, social sharing integration, improved search, and multiuser selection, e-Cards, and e-Gifs for creating a remarkable recognition, and the option to download a certificate for non-digital workers.
  • 2) Advancing Core Functions to serve as the most robust platform for enterprises - including the new "earn points" and "subsidy" campaigns, new experiences and donations catalog, additional countries for e-Gift cards, bulk down/upload of users in combination with SAP native integration and brand new “Integrations” page overview.
  • 3) Delivering Success Functions for assuring customers usage and adoption as a true SaaS - ensuring delivery of a central API rewards hub, moving applications to pay-per-use (SAP CPEA) environment, multi-tenancy enablement, and improved dashboard in the admin center.

 

Capterra, G2Crowd, and Software Advice, three of the world’s most trusted review sites, have awarded JobPts with prestigious recognitions and awards. JobPts is a comprehensive solution that shapes positive employee experience and promotes employee success. It comes with built-in solutions for employee surveys, internal communications, and collaboration, making it an all-in-one Recognition and Rewards Platform. Built on the SAP Cloud Platform is the perfect solution for extending Human Experience Management (HXM) efforts.

About Semos Cloud
Semos Cloud is an HR Tech company with a set of innovative Human Capital Management platforms perfectly integrated with SAP® technology, including SuccessFactors®. Our solutions for employee recognition, feedback management, internal employee communications, and workplace collaboration are reshaping the experience of thousands of employees across the globe. To learn more, visit: https://semoscloud.com.

*registration required

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

InfoCepts named “Highest Rated” in 2020 Gartner Voice of the Customer Review of Data and Analytics Service Providers

InfoCepts, a global leader of end-to-end data & analytics solutions, is honored to announce it’s recognition by Gartner as the ‘Highest Rated’ global data & analytics services firm, in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Review of Data & Analytics Service Providers. Gartner defines the market for Data and Analytics Services as consulting, implementation, and managed services for decision, analytics, and information capabilities, executed on a technology platform that supports an organization’s fact-based decision making.

A few comments shared by our customers:

  • “In my 3+ year of experience working with InfoCepts – and this is the most important part of a good partner – is that that they challenge my assumptions and force me to think harder about our technology strategies”
  • "There are too many things I could go into detail about but I will limit myself to just one – InfoCepts resources are highly talented and trained to think three steps ahead.”
  • “InfoCepts is hands-down one of the best partners in the Data & Analytics space: Data ingestion, transformation, optimization, Cloud, Reporting, Visualizations, etc. If these are areas you have a need, then look no further.
  • “If you need support to help enhance or build a solid data infrastructure for your company's ever growing needs for great data & analytics, you can't go wrong with InfoCepts. I literally can't say enough good things about this vendor.”

 

As the highest-rated vendor in Gartner's 2020 report, InfoCepts earned an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Additionally, 100% of InfoCepts' customers indicated a ‘willingness to recommend’ InfoCepts end-to-end data & analytics services to others.

"We are truly honored to be recognized in this way by those who matter most – our customers," said Shashank Garg, CEO and Co-founder of InfoCepts. "This recognition reinforces the commitment we've made with our people, processes & proprietary technology to deliver successful business outcomes for our clients and we’re looking forward to what the future holds".

A summary of InfoCepts' rating in this report is available here: https://www.infocepts.com/blog/customers-rate-infocepts-highest-in-new-gartner-peer-insights/
The individual reviews found on Gartner Peer Insights are available here: https://www.gartner.com/reviews/technology-providers/reviews?market=345

The Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer': Data and Analytics Service Providers report includes vendors in the market that received more than ten eligible reviews during the one-year period ending on June 30, 2020.

About InfoCepts
InfoCepts is a global leader of end-to-end data & analytics solutions which leverages people, process and proprietary technology to lead the modernization its customers data & analytics capabilities, in order to deliver successful business outcomes.
Founded in 2004, InfoCepts is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA, with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Every day more than 130,000 people use solutions powered by InfoCepts to make better decisions.

Posted in: Business,Services,Technology,U.S

Houston-Based Digital Marketing Agency Bonafide Earns Top Honor From Better Business Bureau

Houston-based digital marketing agency Bonafide has been recognized with the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation’s annual Pinnacle Award for 2020. This prestigious award honors local companies that have demonstrated a true commitment to customer service, workplace culture and community involvement. This is the second time Bonafide has earned top honors, along with three previous Winner of Distinction awards.

Since 2009, Bonafide has helped growth-minded companies build their businesses through multi-channel marketing strategies comprising account-based marketing, marketing automation, search engine optimization, paid search, PR, social media, and content-driven campaigns. Under Bonafide’s growth-marketing model, businesses across the healthcare, energy, manufacturing, technology, professional services and other B2B industries have adapted the way they market and sell online.

But while Bonafide president and founder Shareef Defrawi is proud to be helping his clients succeed, he believes maintaining a healthy corporate culture is just as important: “When it comes to helping our clients stand out in a crowded market, traditional marketing efforts just don’t cut it. Customers respond to brands that respect and engage with them as individuals. The same holds true for our own company. We set out to create a nontraditional work environment that rewards collaboration while still prioritizing individuality.”

Defrawi also emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community. “We believe in paying it forward, so our team is always searching for opportunities to volunteer and fundraise. We’re proud members of the Houston business community, which is why it’s such a privilege to be recognized alongside our peers by the Better Business Bureau. Although we’re sorry this year’s gala was cancelled, we’re looking forward to connecting with our friends and colleagues next year.”

For more information on Bonafide, visit http://www.gobonafide.com.

About Bonafide: Bonafide is a digital inbound marketing agency and HubSpot Platinum Agency Partner that helps B2B companies grow by improving the way they market and sell online. They build and execute fully managed, buyer-focused marketing and sales plans that help businesses find new customers and hit their growth goals through SEO, social media, PR, content marketing, and marketing automation technologies.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Alboa installs 85 Christie laser projectors for its 13 entertainment centers

The Mexican entertainment chain Alboa, part of the Cinemex Group, has recently acquired 85 Christie® 1DLP® laser projectors for its 13 entertainment centers dotted around the country. The integrator T&T Cinema oversaw the roll out.

Alboa Entertainment Halls embrace a mix of bowling, pool tables, sports bar, food, mixology, stages for live shows and spaces for events for 50 to 1000 people. It has 13 centers all over Mexico with a total of 175 bowling alleys, and another seven new centers are scheduled to open in the next few months.

Alboa has always acknowledged the major role that AV plays in its centers as the best option for ensuring unique experiences for its customers. The chain was already using Christie lamp-based projectors but decided to make the move to laser projection technology in order to give its audiences a whole new level of image quality, as well as to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

“Besides the fact that laser projection guarantees improved image quality, with up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation it means a considerable cut in running costs, and no expenditure in replacing lamps and filters,” explained Fernando Poblador, Alboa’s Infrastructure Manager.

Poblador also underscored the greater potential of laser projection when compared with other display technologies like LED. He pointed out that “laser projection gives you the flexibility to ensure high quality images whatever the available space.”

Likewise, Alboa’s head of infrastructures highlighted his confidence in Christie as its supplier of choice: “Here at Alboa we are always looking to forge alliances with the leading companies in their sector, and Christie, the world’s preeminent projection brand, has always offered us the perfect solution for each of our projects.”

Alboa has installed various models from the Christie GS series, ranging from 5600 to 13,000 lumens and with resolutions from HD to WUXGA, with the Christie DWU630-GS model being the standard in most of its entertainment centers. The GS Series has built-in Christie BoldColor technology for the most life-like images and natural color reproduction possible with laser ?illumination

On average, every Alboa center uses five projectors to screen sports, music and entertainment as well as in the bowling area, projecting onto a single screen with a gain of 1.8.

Fernando Poblador is particularly pleased with Christie’s service response: “For Alboa, the post-sales service is perhaps the most important factor in any business arrangement. We have always been able to rely on the full support and back-up of Christie Mexico, thanks to which we have built up a very good rapport and a long-term relationship.”

For Clayton Brito, Sales Director of Latin America, Enterprise, Christie, this operation is a further link in the long-standing relationship between Christie and the Cinemex Group: “We couldn’t be happier with the trust Alboa and the Cinemex Group have placed and continue to place in us. Alboa’s entertainment centers all over Mexico have a reputation for offering their customers an unbeatable entertainment experience. We are delighted with the fantastic way that they have been putting our projectors to use in order to enrich their centers with powerful visuals.”

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

GoCardless for Salesforce Billing Powers Recurring Payments on Salesforce AppExchange

GoCardless, a leading fintech for recurring payments, today announced the launch of GoCardless for Salesforce Billing on Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace. It provides Salesforce customers with direct access to the GoCardless global bank debit network to help them take control of their domestic and international recurring payments.

The fully integrated application enables businesses to bring sales, billing and payments processes together within the Salesforce platform to have a 360° view of their customers across the whole lifecycle. Fully automated payment collection via bank debit means businesses have better visibility of their payments flow, helping them manage and reconcile their payments all from within Salesforce Billing.

MeilleursAgents, a French property service that brings together buyers, sellers and estate agents to facilitate the process of selling homes, has been reaping the benefits of using GoCardless and Salesforce together. “The integration of GoCardless with Salesforce was very quick and easy to set up. We’ve reduced the amount of time spent managing payments by seven days a month and have decreased our volume of customer churn,” said Antoine Gaudin, Deputy CFO, MeilleursAgents.

“We are delighted to launch GoCardless for Salesforce Billing on AppExchange. By using a pull-based payment method like GoCardless, companies can automatically collect payments directly from their customers’ bank accounts. This helps businesses to drive down total costs, reduce failure rates and decrease churn, as well as improving cash flow,” said Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO, GoCardless.

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 6,000 solutions, 8 million customer installs and 90,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

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About GoCardless
GoCardless is a global leader in recurring payments. The GoCardless global payments network and technology platform takes the pain out of getting paid for more than 55,000 businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses. Each year GoCardless processes USbn of payments across more than 30 countries. GoCardless is headquartered in the UK, with additional offices in Australia, France, Germany, and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.gocardless.com and follow us on Twitter @GoCardless.

©2020 GoCardless Ltd. All Rights Reserved. GoCardless is a registered trademark of GoCardless Ltd in multiple countries. Third-party trademarks mentioned above are owned by their respective companies. Unless explicitly identified as such, nothing in this press release should be construed to the contrary, or as an approval, endorsement or sponsorship by any third parties of GoCardless Ltd. or any aspect of this press release.

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Ideanomics Reports 503 EV Units Processed for July & August an Increase from Q2

Ideanomics Announces MEG's July and August Activity

203 Units Delivered in July and August

­ 557 Units Invoiced in July and August

 

NEW YORK – Sep 15, 2020 – Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) ("Ideanomics" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its Mobile Energy Global (MEG) division's activity from the period starting July 1, 2020, and ending August 31, 2020.

MEG activities during the period of July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 were as follows:

Vehicle Type

Units Invoiced

(pending expected delivery)

Units Delivered

Heavy Trucks

-

25

Taxis/Ride-Hailing

557

178

TOTAL UNITS

557

203

"Units Delivered" refers to vehicles which have been delivered to customers, and Ideanomics has obtained the delivery notes. "Units Invoiced (pending expected delivery)" refers to customer orders where sales invoices have been issued and units ordered are still pending expected delivery. Delivery dates vary according to the type of vehicle and manufacturer availability.  

The US GAAP accounting treatment for the anticipated revenue from the above orders will not be finalized until the order transactions complete. Consequently, the revenue may be reported on a Gross or Net basis and some portion may be deferred to future accounting periods.

 

About Ideanomics


Ideanomics is a global company that facilitates the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and supports next-generation financial services and fintech products. Our electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity, as well as financing and charging solutions; we refer to this business model as sales to financing to charging (S2F2C). Ideanomics Capital provides fintech services that include intelligent and innovative solutions powered by AI and blockchain. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with more efficient solutions for a greener economy.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Qingdao, and operations in the U.S., China, Ukraine, and Malaysia.

Posted in: Automotive,Business,Finance,Finance Market,Technology

Gartner Identifies St. Louis Tech Firm as “Category-Maker” for Microsoft Support

The Market Guide for Independent Third-Party Support is Gartner’s definitive annual report on the support ecosystem for major enterprise software platforms. Until this year, the Guide only covered IBM, Oracle, and SAP. However, with US Cloud arriving onto the scene and creating a new market for Microsoft 3rd-party support, Gartner was compelled to add a Microsoft category to their Guide for the first time ever.

Notably, US Cloud was identified as the only provider in the new Microsoft category, appearing alongside other trail-blazing tech service firms such as Oracle and SAP specialists Rimini Street and Spinnaker.

“The hardest part was getting IT leaders to realize that they should even look for an alternative to their OEM support,” said US Cloud founder and CEO, Rob LaMear. “Despite well-established markets for other technologies, no one had tried to take on the full depth and breadth of the Microsoft stack and support it 24/7. The price increases for Microsoft’s new Unified Support model finally pushed companies to look for alternatives and we were able to step into that gap.”

“It’s a really big deal for us and, I think, the St. Louis tech community,” added Matt Harris, US Cloud President. “Creating an entirely new category in tech services is no easy feat, especially when going head-to-head with an industry giant. Our success is a testament to the remarkable tech talent pool in St. Louis that allowed us to compete at that level.”

A spin-off of 20+ year Microsoft Partner FPWeb, US Cloud has seen significant growth over the last 24-months. The company was named to the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. for the first time in August 2020 and expects to double in size again within the next year. US Cloud also recently closed on a .4 million deal?to acquire a vacant 50,000-square-foot office building at 12855 Flushing Meadows Drive in Town & Country.

A free copy of the Gartner Market Guide is available here: Download the Report

About US Cloud: Based in St. Louis, MO., US Cloud offers a complete 3rd-party alternative to Microsoft Support. After 20+ years of providing Microsoft managed services, US Cloud remains fixated on providing USA-based, high-quality Microsoft support at savings of up to 50%.

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Personal Tech Concierge Simplifies Life for Seniors

Did your computer update and now something doesn’t work?  Virus on your smartphone?  Is your car’s technology a bit overwhelming to understand?  Did you buy a new device or program and just cannot for the life of you figure it out?  Printer won’t talk to your laptop?  These are all common problems that a personal tech concierge can help you solve and improve your tech literacy along the way.

Instead of calling the Geek Squad or dropping hundreds of dollars for an Apple Genius, you can stay home and get a personalized solution fast.  Work with a personal tech concierge to address your unique problem in your best learning style and find a solution on your budget.

“My job is teaching people how to use new technology based on their specific challenges, questions, and complaints, and to identify the best, easiest, and most cost-effective solution,” explains New Jersey-based personal tech concierge Steven Kohn, of SJK Consulting.  “I also provide follow-up instructions and other reference resources at the end of each session.”

Tech concierges like Kohn can work with clients in person, or remotely.  Unlike common technology resources found at Best Buy, The Apple Store, and other retailers whose motive is sales, education and simplifying are always at the forefront of Kohn’s services.  If the goal is to learn how to troubleshoot, or how to use a specific program or device, he will work with each client based on their needs and learning style.  As technology grows increasingly complex each day, Kohn’s objective is to make it as transparent as possible while his clients reap the benefits that it provides.

“Steven helped me fix my 12-year-old computer over the phone,” said customer Sheila Danzig.  “If he can teach this 72-year-old woman how to be computer-savvy, imagine what he can do for you!”

Kohn also assists with installation and setup of devices, malware and virus remediation, and a long list of other repair and maintenance services for PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android devices with all operating systems.

Another offering in his arsenal enables his clients to save tons of money by “cutting the cord” – essentially replacing expensive cable TV with state-of-the-art streaming devices and services. “I called Steve to help us become a cable free home. He suggested the equipment, installed it, and explained, with great patience, how to make the most of it. We are now saving monthly dollars,” explains client Jeffrey Wallach.  Kohn says, “Customers can often cut their cable bill in half by cutting the cord.”

On the subject of state-of-the-art, Kohn also help you make your home “smart“. In a “Smart Home” you can control things like security access, lighting, temperature and even home theater devices through voice commands or with automation. His client, Douglas Weiss said, “Steve has helped us turn our home into a Smart Home. He recommended equipment, helped us install it, and debugs issues when they arise.”

“Mr. Kohn has encyclopedic knowledge of the tech field, and he is a good and patient teacher,” reviews customer Lucille Uhlman.  “He says that there is a solution to every problem, and, so far, he’s right.”

For educational, cost-effective solutions to tech woes, contact Steven Kohn and SJK Consulting at 862-234-5646 or info@sjkconsulting.net.

Client Lucille Uhlman is happy with her new found knowledge from SJK Consulting

Steven Kohn explaining Smart TV features to Jeff and Jane Scheetz

Steven Kohn teaching new iPad features to Jeff and Jane Scheetz

In-Person visits are safe as all parties wear masks

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Aspects of Online Reputation Management & its Services

Everyone on this blue-marble planet is completely immersed in the fanaticized online world. The Online world is developing with such force that it is almost next to impossible to ban or control it. But do you really aware of the jeopardy offered by this inexplicable magnetic online world.

The spellbinding Internet world creates situation where there are no secrets left. The internet mirrors, magnifies and makes everything more visible to everyone (the good, the bad: the ugly truth of your everyday life). Though you have a habit to delete negative content but in the internet space delete does not always mean delete. Remove negative links from Google search are immutable and hence can’t be erased. 

Digital footprints are known as the data obtained from the digitally traceable behavior & online presence of an individual. Positive information about you or your business is beneficial for you but single negative information will give you nightmares. In this digital world, whatever goes online remains there for eternity. Whatever you put online further become your digital footprints whether it is Remove complaints from Google search, Remove person information from Google search or Remove arrested record from Google search of an individual. These negative information will lead to various adverse consequences.

Although, digital footprints are not a complete picture of a person, but being a social animal you should know how information about you could affect your online reputation. In an era of digitalization everyone is too eager to disclose their personal information online and aren’t eager enough to protect it.

Surprisingly a substantial amount of people are unaware of the term digital footprints and hence failed to secure them. Your social media activity, your browsing history, online subscriptions, any information on your personal website whether it’s an image, video or any information you share on internet with your name on it is recorded and leads to may tarnish your online presence.

Risk is uncertain. Luckily, your online reputation may be pretty good till now but there are certain chances someone can harm that, someone can tamper your online reputation anytime. Hence, to mitigate the risk, Delete Negative Content team has come up with an innovative service plan which acts like a protective shield which will firewall against negative threats that can affect your online reputation.

Delete Negative Content is in the early stages of metamorphosis and expected to grow in a year or two.

While some people may think that only businesses with negative online reputations need this type of service, all businesses can benefit from some level of online reputation management. 

Whether your online reputation is positive, negative or nonexistent, chances are, your business can benefit from hiring a reputation management service. However, the minute difference lies in when, how and what management strategies these services can deploy that can beneficial for your company the most.

For illustration, companies having good online reputation can benefit from consistent maintenance strategies like review management. Companies having negative online reputations may require an advanced version of strategies to minimize negative search results and highlight positive business achievements.

Establishing a brand new online reputation can be bit difficult; but hiring a good online reputation management company can benefit immensely.

If you believe in prevention, and don’t want a dip in your business graph better set up a Google alert! Make sure your social media password is strong and it has all those upper and lowers case, alphabet and numeric, integrated with your mobile. Also, make sure you have fixed your privacy settings according to your interest and needs. Don’t share your personal stuff frequently on social media. Watch out, you can be butt! For people who are more vulnerable as an individual like HNIs, Celebrity, and Politicians and corporate, should consult an appointment for online monitoring.

Many digital marketing companies like Delete Negative Content mostly work when a pall of online gloom pervades over clients and poses a threat. To maintain your online reputation like Remove complaints from Google search, Remove person information from Google search or Remove arrested record from Google search of an individual, one must be alert always.

In order to remove a complaint from google search permanently, only an expereince and skilled person can be a savior. Complaint removal services helps individuals, Celebs, Politicians, HNIs and enterprises in this process, while burying the negative comments dip down in the Google search page and help your business to grow.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology

Diamante Blockchain to be featured on Advancements with Ted Danson via CNBC

Diamante Blockchain, a global fintech company creating a dedicated financial ecosystem for the diamond and luxury good space, will be featured on ‘Advancements with Ted Danson’, to be televised Sunday, September 13th at 2:30 pm ET via CNBC. The program will also be distributed to Voice of America Television, which reaches more than 200 cities in 140 countries across the globe. In the exclusive feature, CEO Dinesh Patel and the Diamante team provide insight into the Company’s unique vision, mission and approach, and why distributed ledger technology (DLT, or blockchain) is so important for the diamond and luxury goods sectors.

“The impact of blockchain in the diamond industry goes beyond just modernizing the supply chain,” explains Chirag Jetani, Diamante’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal is to convey that the full embrace of DLT can revolutionize the diamond industry and that this revolution is happening now. We are honoured to be featured on Advancements, and hope the program broadens awareness of the power of DLT and its ability to help the industry.”

About Diamante Blockchain

Diamante Blockchain is a fintech company leveraging blockchain technology to create a dedicated ecosystem for the diamond and luxury goods sector. The Diamante ecosystem consists of (i) Diamante’s proprietary blockchain (DiamanteNet), (ii) industry stakeholders (the Diamante Consortium) and (iii) Diamante’s ecosystem payments network (PayCircle). Learn more at diamanteblockchain.com.

Posted in: Business,Finance,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Regroup Unveils Updated Mass Notification Platform Built to Meet Changing Client Needs

Regroup Mass Notification, an award-winning provider of emergency and day-to-day mass notification technology, today announced the release of its fully updated platform. This highly anticipated upgrade was driven by customer feedback, requests, and more than a decade of experience in delivering millions of critical and emergency notifications.

The renovated Regroup solution is a high-performance platform that directly responds to the needs of organizations across many industries that 10+ years ago didn’t need a mass notification system, but now see it as an essential tool for keeping people and their assets safe. The new enhancements — combined with previous features such as robust API integrations, a versatile set of mobile applications, unparalleled 24/7 client support and more — continue to place Regroup as the leader in the field of mass notification.

The many improvements in the newest Regroup product launch include:

  • Powerful delivery speeds will allow organizations to send up to 20,000 voice calls, 65,000 text/SMS, 100,000 emails, and 540,000 push notifications per minute
  • Enhanced mapping features that enable powerful geo-targeted alerts to be sent to client-specific locations such as offices, neighborhoods, school locations, and more
  • Powerful and consolidated reporting for message delivery, response rates and more
  • Easier message sending with greater customization options
  • Highly customizable administration permissions and rules and unlimited groups, templates, and admins allowed in every account
  • Built-in solutions for commonly-requested customer support items
  • Streamlined implementation and initial set-up for new clients
  • Redefined and elegant user interface for IT professionals and every admin in the system
  • Security and hosting from industry leader Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • An enhanced dashboard for users at all levels of administration

 

“Our whole team worked together to ensure this upgrade to our platform was completely customer-driven,” said Chris Utah, the Chief Operating Officer of Regroup. “This latest version of Regroup is a direct response to our clients’ requests and suggestions, and addresses their wants and needs. Every update to our platform was specifically chosen to help our clients keep people safer and better informed.”

Interested parties can join a free webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to see a live demo and presentation of the new Regroup Mass Notification platform.

To learn more about Regroup Mass Notification, and how its advanced notification solutions are helping organizations overcome communication challenges, please visit http://www.regroup.com to request a free customized demo.

About Regroup

Regroup Mass Notification empowers better mass communication that keeps people safe and informed at all times. The company’s award-winning, cloud-based mass communication platform is what clients across North America and around the globe rely on to send both emergency and day-to-day communications to millions of people. By enabling one-click messaging to mobile devices, landlines, social media, email, websites, and more, Regroup Mass Notification helps organizations keep people safe, strengthen operational resilience, mitigate risk, and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world.

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LinkeDrive Releases New App For Drivers!

LinkeDrive®, Inc., a leading provider of Driver Performance Management (DPM) solutions for the transportation industry, announces the release of the LinkeDriveR App, continuing their ongoing efforts to improve the end-to-end driver experience and empower drivers with the information they need to succeed.

Available for IOS, Android, and even laptops if drivers prefer. The LinkeDriveR App provides clear, visual, and intuitive communication of organizational goals and driver performance. Hailed by early adopters as the “Driver’s Go-To Hub That Makes a Difference” and boasting rich and easy-to-understand driver reporting and information, this app is a must-have for every transportation organization.

“We are thrilled to launch the LinkeDriveR App, completing our vision of enabling a self-regulating driver. With this new application, we are empowering our drivers with all (and only) the data, insights, and coaching that is needed, when and where they need it,” shares LinkeDrive’s CEO and Founder Jeff Baer. “For our drivers, it is a one-stop-shop, with easy access to intuitive, visual performance details. For our managers, it means that winning results can be driven with little to no effort in the office. With LinkeDriveR, drivers are much more engaged and happier -- and we know that happier and more engaged drivers are more productive, fuel efficient, and safe!”

Major features include:

  • LinkeDrive reporting. Daily MyDrive, Monthly MyScore, 30 / 60 / 90 Day Trends
  • Leaderboards. Easily extensible to any data set to create customized leaderboards (e.g., safety leaders, number of customers' “likes,” PedalCoach Score) and flexible reporting on fleets, regions, business units, and companies.
  • Driver coaching. Complete with personalized driver coaching, infographics, and video training support, including coaching review and engagement adherence scoring
  • Training and onboarding. Full suite of onboarding and training materials, spanning tips, infographics, and videos, for the best possible driver experience.
  • Configuration tuning and customization for drivers. Personalize your account, report delivery preferences, and the look and feel of your app
  • Other functionalities include… Star and create a favorite MyDrive list, easily share MyDrives, add truck specs to your reports

“These days, drivers, and for that matter, society as a whole, have greater expectations on the information that’s available to them in their personal lives, as well as at work. Apps showing progress against goals and performance are more and more commonplace in individuals’ daily lives,” says Tibor Ivanyi, VP of Engineering at LinkeDrive. “The transportation industry in many cases; however, has lagged in these modern approaches to provide the needed information to drivers in a fair and positive way that truly scales. By combining the latest in flexible, web-based, and mobile technologies, with Nobel prize-winning approaches in behavioral science, we’re truly creating a best-in-class experience for drivers with the LinkeDriveR App. The focus of our design is to provide a streamlined interface making it easy for drivers to see the good work they are doing out there every day!”

LinkeDrive’s leading-edge and patented Driver Performance Management (DPM) solution begins in the cab with real-time coaching, followed by context-rich daily, weekly, and monthly engagements with drivers, each attuned to organizational goals and objectives. An operationally streamlined and mobile-friendly portal is available to management, focused on ease-of-use and simplicity. Now with the LinkeDriveR™ App added for drivers, LinkeDrive truly completes their driver-focused DPM ecosystem.

About LinkeDrive, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, LinkeDrive is committed to helping trucking and logistics companies improve fuel efficiency, heighten safety, and increase the retention rates of their drivers. The company’s combined expertise in cloud-based, mobile technology and the trucking industry helps it to deliver solutions that accurately measure, coach, and report on vehicle dynamics, fuel usage, and driver performance. For further information, please visit http://www.linkedrive.com/. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Linkedrive/) and on Twitter @LinkeDrive.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

Taskade: All-in-One Collaboration Platform Launches Free Real-time Workspace for Remote Teams and Y-Combinator Startups during COVID-19

The first all-in-one real-time organization and collaboration platform Taskade launches free upgrades for teams and individuals. This week, the team behind Taskade announced they are removing the limitations on the number of projects and tasks for all free accounts. Taskade users will now be able to create unlimited projects, templates, and invite an unlimited number of collaborators into their workspaces, all for free.

Following its debut at Y-Combinator’s demo day, Taskade set out on a mission to make remote collaboration simple. The platform helps remote teams stay competitive in the modern workplace by cutting down unnecessary friction in planning, organizing, and decision making, says Taskade CEO John Xie.

While remote teams can cherry-pick the tools they work with, the number of options available on the market makes for some really tough decisions. More often than not, trying to juggle several solutions means that meaningful, focused work takes a back seat.

Now that the need for remote collaboration tools has soared due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Taskade's offering seems like a sound proposition. Instead of adding yet another brick to the wall, the company takes a step back and combines document outlining and editing, visual mind mapping, video conferencing and task management in one, simple and elegant tool.

Apart from the upgraded free package, the platform offers two paid tiers for small businesses and enterprise-grade clients. Their unlimited plan ( per user) removes the cap on storage space for files and attachments. It also unlocks priority support and custom onboarding. The enterprise package is priced individually and adds extended security, control, and support.

If you have used tools like Asana, Trello, Todoist, Zoom, Notion, Microsoft Teams or Slack, you will feel at home as Taskade combines all the essential ingredients needed for remote collaboration into one simple tool. Another good news is that it’s available on all popular operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and as a browser extension and syncs in real-time.

Last year, the company secured a M seed investment from Y-Combinator and Grishin Robotics.

”We believe Taskade is fundamentally changing remote team collaboration by providing one tool that teams need to get work done effectively. Taskade provides a real-time, device-agnostic and cross-platform experience to end-users. We are excited to be part of the journey with the Taskade team,” said Dmitry Grishin, managing partner at Grishin Robotics.

If you’re interested in taking the app for a spin, head over to https://www.taskade.com/ to create a free account. You can also download Taskade’s mobile and desktop apps for all your devices at https://www.taskade.com/downloads/.

About Taskade

Based in San Francisco and Singapore, Taskade is a real-time organization and collaboration platform for remote professionals and distributed teams who want to stay competitive in the modern environment. Taskade helps its customers get work done together, faster and smarter by providing one tool for tasks, notes, mind mapping, and video conferencing, in one remote-first platform. Some of its happy customers include teams at Uber, Shopee, Capital One, YCombinator, Lyft, Compass, Activision, Booking.com and Transferwise.

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

HomeSeer Announces New Smart Home Hubs Powered With HS4 Software

HomeSeer continues its 21-year pursuit of smart home excellence with the release of 3 new smart home hubs. HomeTrollers Pi, Plus & PRO are powered by HS4 smart home software which features locally-managed (cloud-free) automation and includes several new features and integration options.

Chief among the improvements is an all new mobile-friendly interface that provides full system management from any device. Built-in support has also been added to view and record security cameras and an automatic backup function allows quick system recovery if needed.

Several free plugins have been released for easy integration with popular smart home products & technologies including Z-Wave, Zigbee, Philips Hue, Ecobee, Harmony Hub, Tuya, MyQ, Wemo, Rachio, LIFX and more. As with previous hubs, full support is also included for smart speakers, devices and cloud services from Amazon, Google and IFTTT.

HomeTroller Pi and PRO hubs are shipping now. HomeTroller Plus hubs will ship later this year. For more information on HomeTroller hubs, visit https://homeseer.com/home-controllers/

HomeSeer’s free remote access service (MyHS) has also been enhanced to include paid “Premium” options for users who need unified control of multiple systems and users, or require more storage space for system backups and camera recordings. Learn more about MyHS Premium here: https://homeseer.com/myhs-premium/

HomeSeer Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of smart home systems based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Its smart home software and hubs allow users to integrate and automate everything in their homes, including lights, thermostats, sensors, door locks, security systems and much more. HomeSeer systems are locally managed for performance, reliability and security. Visit https://homeseer.com/ for more information.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Total Server Solutions Relaunches Brand, Unveiling New Brand Name - Performive

Total Server Solutions (TSS), the first hyper-converged, VMware multicloud provider, specifically built to serve the Mid-Market (MM), finalized its transformation to Performive. With this transformation, Performive launched a new look and feel, while also adding to its product portfolio, creating a full suite of fully-managed, secure, multicloud solutions and services.

“We are at a pivotal point in our growth and our capabilities as a managed cloud provider, making it the absolute right time to reintroduce our brand to our current and future customers,” assesses Gary Simat, CEO of Performive. “While the name may be new, our updated messaging encompasses 15 years of managing customer environments to evolve into hyperconverged, VMware-centric managed multicloud provider.”

The rebrand highlights an expanded infrastructure portfolio that focuses on the team’s long history as VMware experts. The technology offerings include secure, fully managed VMware Cloud, Private Cloud, Bare Metal, Colocation, and an entire suite of Veeam-powered Data Protection Services. To continue to serve customers with excellence, Performive has also introduced three tiers of customer support and engineering/consultancy services to meet Mid-Market IT Teams’ need for more regular access to expertise and time-saving environment management. With the new product and service offerings, Performive customers can focus on driving technology-forward innovations and business solutions in this demanding, ever-changing era.

“The team has been proactively serving our loyal customer base with a performance-first mentality for over a decade. With performance and service excellence as key components of our organization’s core culture, the new brand name was an easy, authentic choice for the leadership team,” comments Danielle Walter, Vice President of Marketing, on the new brand identity. “We can now clearly and concisely tell the story of our past, present, and vision for the future with our updated messaging and product portfolio.”

The new logo and brand imagery’s mountain landscape symbolize that Performive is the experienced guide to lead customers through unchartered terrain of strategizing performant cloud environments that optimize their mission-critical workloads and applications.

Founded in 2005, the organization has gained the attention of several publications and company rankings lists, including becoming recipients of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award and 2018, 2019, and 2020’s Pacesetter Award. Performive recently landed a spot on one of the most prestigious rankings list, Inc 5000’s fastest-growing privately owned businesses, which marked the fourth year in a row of inclusion.    

About Performive
Performive is a Cloud Solutions Provider specializing in VMware environments for the Mid-Market. From Private Clouds to Managed Hyperscale, the Performive cloud portfolio is complemented by a robust security and Veeam-powered Data Protection offering to build strategic multicloud environments for growing businesses across the world. Learn more or view our 20+ global locations at Performive.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Swiftly Announces Collaboration with SMRT to Accelerate Expansion into Asia

Swiftly, the leading big data platform for public transit, today announced an investment round from SMRT Ventures, the Corporate Venture Arm of transport operator SMRT.

The collaboration with SMRT enables Swiftly to further expand its activities in the Asia region. Established in 2015, Swiftly has sales, marketing, and customer success operations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia. Asia is a large opportunity for Swiftly as its economies depend heavily on public transit to support their rapid economic and population growth.

Swiftly has created the first cloud-based data platform specifically designed for public transit data and operations. Unlike legacy transit software, Swiftly leverages big data and sophisticated algorithms to drive efficiency across the transit operations to boost the rider experience. Further, the platform includes a suite of APIs that enable public transit networks to connect and integrate services with other modes of transportation.

Swiftly has seen rapid growth and has more than doubled in size over the past twelve months. “We are thrilled to partner with SMRT as we look to accelerate our growth into Asia,” said Jonathan Simkin, Co-Founder & CEO of Swiftly. “Beyond growth, one of our core goals at Swiftly is to build a transportation community where we can share best practices that we observe around the world. We’re delighted to be able to include SMRT and Singapore within this network to broaden the scope of our reach.”

SMRT, Singapore’s leading public transport operator, serves more than 3 million passenger journeys daily via bus, rail, taxi and other public and private transport services. SMRT’s investment in Swiftly (via SMRT Ventures) aims to deliver innovative technologies and new business models in urban transportation.

“As a board member and historical investor, one of our key goals is to help Swiftly realize their vision to help make public transit more efficient and sustainable everywhere around the world,” said Xavier Gury, International Investment Director at Via ID. ”Thanks to our international platform, we’re excited to have made the partnership connection between SMRT and Swiftly. SMRT is a perfect partner now for Swiftly as it expands into Asia, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the world.”

About Swiftly:
Swiftly has created the first big data platform specifically designed for transportation data and operations. Swiftly works with over 80 city transit networks around the world, including MBTA in Boston, Capital Metro in Austin, VIA in San Antonio, VTA in San Jose, and MDOT MTA in Baltimore, supporting over 5,500 transit agency professionals and impacting over 1.5 billion passengers per year. Swiftly has helped customers improve arrival predictions by up to 30% and complete planning projects up to 90% faster, resulting in increased ridership, fewer passenger complaints, and more efficient transit operations.

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Dr. Paul J. Bailo Shares His Insights On Digital Transformation In Part 1 of The Podcast Trilogy

The first part of the trilogy – ‘Digital Transformation - Leadership with Dr. Paul J. Bailo’ has just been released. In this part of the podcast, Dr. Paul J. Bailo shares his views about the importance of leadership in digital transformation. He also stressed on the key reasons why it has become imperative for organizations to focus on creating a digital model during the global health crisis and have to forcibly operate within restricted space.

“I don’t see how any organization in this current world could survive without a true digital leadership model,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data & Innovation. “The leadership model of the physical world is in the past. The forefront and cornerstone of every business must be digital from here on if they want to survive and become successful.”

Paul has a string of achievements to his credit and it includes empowering the expansion processes of multinationals, mentoring top performers, coordinating strategic planning, comprehensive handling of P&L budget, and, building significant market partnerships. 

The reputed digital thought leader opines that with the coronavirus forcing nearly everyone to work from home, there is a pressing need to follow a true digital leadership model. 

Paul says a real digital leader is one with a vision and the knowledge of bringing together people, and processes and making the best use of them even during the restraining challenges imposed byCovid-19.

Companies are suddenly waking up to the reality that their digital model is not current. While the experienced digital leaders are aware of the need to improve upon the digital model, the execution part poses the biggest challenge.

A digital leader must not remain in their comfort zone. They must break out of their shells, network, and build relationships, outside their domain. This can help them make the brain work differently so that perfect business management solutions can be quickly crafted.

Paul says that the organization leadership must have the enthusiasm to put the various components of the digital framework together to move ahead. This cannot be achieved without collaboration. 

Companies going digital need new talent, new models, and new leadership skills. These are not easy to find. Even the implementation of digital processes requires a different mindset which can be extremely difficult for most people. 

A good digital leader must

  • Be humane and speak the truth, 

  • Have a vision that people can understand and connect with

  • Be curious about tech, developments in other fields and other things in general

A good digital leader must also know to fine-tune their skill, must be passionate about tech, and most importantly, loves people. 

The 14th issue of the reputed Interface Magazine has published the views expressed by Dr. Bailo in the Digital Transformation – The Trilogy. It has been posted under the Title: Be Human, Have Vision, Stay Curious. 

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His background in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. His blue-chip background includes major corporate entities such as Google, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, American Express, GE, Citibank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC Transit Authority, and US Department of Transportation.

Paul teaches at Columbia University and the Adjunct Executive Graduate Professor in Applied Analytics and Digital Marketing, Innovation, and Data Analytics at New York University. He served as an Executive Advisor to the Governments of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria and Drexel University. 

Paul is currently doing his Ph.D. in International Leadership & Innovation through the International School of Management. He holds eight US patents and has earned his Six Sigma Black Belt through GE. 

About Interface Magazine:

Interface Magazine is an industry-leading digital magazine that offers technology-focused insights from the industry’s leading executives. It’s a dedicated platform for CIO’s, CTO’s and CDO’s and provides updates on matters related to digital disruption & technology transformation. The magazine aims to provide an opportunity to technology leaders by creating personal, peer-to-peer narrative on company-wide disruption through technology. The area of focus of the magazine includes change management, digital, big data & analytics, blockchain, AI & machine learning and more.

To read the magazine, click the link below -

https://www.b2e-media.com/magazines/interface-magazine-issue-14

You can hear the podcast on the link below - 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Oc9DLu0JyDKIJse3HxKnr 

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For the 3rd Time, Stable Kernel Receives the Inc. 5000 Award, Ranking No. 3115 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 124.07 Percent

Inc. Magazine reveals Stable Kernel is No. 3115 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents an exclusive look into some of the most successful organizations of 2020 including Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and more.

“We are thrilled to be named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the third year. We owe our growing success to the incredible talent we have in-house and our clients who trust us to build innovative, complex software products for their most high-stakes business challenges,” said CEO and Founder Joe Conway.

This marks three out of four eligible years Stable Kernel has been a part of this elite list of businesses, ranking No. 532 in 2017 and No. 1549 in 2019. The company also celebrates a year of achievements from several national and local publications. These awards include Fortune Magazine Certified Great Place to Work, Inc. Magazine Best Place to Work, Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetters and Atlanta Business Chronicle Healthiest Employer Award.

“From our beginning in 2013, we've been building a company culture that is authentic and expansive. Our work is guided by our shared commitment to four core values that has helped us create a sustainable, healthy business to support such massive growth,” said Chief People and Culture Officer Jami Sieder.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. To learn more about Stable Kernel, visit https://stablekernel.com.

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About Stable Kernel:

Stable Kernel is a custom software and technology firm founded and based in Atlanta. Our Fortune 500 clients rely on us to navigate the unknown — that space between an identified problem and a future-focused solution. At Stable Kernel, we identify, strategize and execute on custom software that builds your business.

Founder Joe Conway’s roots run deep in tech from training thousands of engineers at Apple, Facebook, IBM, and more. His cachet in the industry attracts the brightest tech talent to build world-class products for brands including BMW, Kimberly-Clark, Carvana, UNFI, Rheem, SCJohnson, Honeywell, Sallie Mae Bank, GoPro, DowDupont, Assurant, Louisiana Pacific and more.

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Nirmata EKS Manager for Day 2 Kubernetes Operations now available on AWS Marketplace

Nirmata, Inc., a leading provider of Kubernetes management platform has announced the availability of Nirmata EKS Manager, an integrated solution designed for AWS users, in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace.

Adoption of Kubernetes in the enterprise continues to accelerate and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is one of the most popular managed Kubernetes services today. As EKS adoption grows, enterprise teams are faced with several challenges around Day 2 Kubernetes operations. Nirmata EKS manager has been designed to address these challenges.
Nirmata EKS Manager solves the problem by providing on-demand cluster provisioning, centralized visibility, and compliance, multi-cluster application management for EKS.

More details of our solution:

  • On-demand cluster provisioning: Development teams need the ability to provision clusters on-demand but they do not want to deal with configuring networking, storage, and other infrastructure components. Nirmata’s unique approach allows operations teams to create predefined cluster configurations that can be used by developers to provision clusters that are secure and compliant.
  • Centralized visibility and compliance: As the number of clusters grows, operations teams need full visibility across these clusters and also need the ability to set policies to ensure compliance. Nirmata provides comprehensive visibility into cluster and node health, resource allocation, and utilization as well as costs across all your clusters in any AWS region. Nirmata also includes the open-source Kyverno policy engine along with predefined best practice policies to ensure workloads running on the clusters are secure and compliant.
  • Multi-cluster application management: Increasingly, applications need to be deployed and managed across multiple clusters for high availability or these applications deliver some common core services (e.g. security, monitoring, etc.). Streamlining the application management across multiple clusters ensures that your clusters are always up-to-date and consistent. Nirmata provides a robust application management tooling to make multi-cluster application deployment a breeze.

 

“Enterprises are accelerating their digital strategies and have truly embraced Kubernetes as their foundation. Our mission is to accelerate the enterprise cloud-native journey,” says Jim Bugwadia, Founder and CEO at Nirmata. “As enterprises adopt Kubernetes, they are increasingly faced with challenges related to Day 2 Kubernetes operations across multiple clusters. Enterprise platform teams need to strike a delicate balance between enabling developer agility and flexibility while ensuring compliance and controlling costs. Nirmata EKS manager integrates tightly with Amazon EKS, and several other AWS services, to deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes platform for enterprises of all sizes.”

Customer-centric SaaS

Nirmata EKS manager is delivered as a secure and scalable cloud-based service (SaaS) and has an integrated chat tool to reach our global customer success team. Our customer-success team partners with our customers across their entire journey and is always available 24/7 for enterprise customers to help with Kubernetes issues. The Nirmata EKS Manager offers integrated billing with AWS, so customers can enjoy the benefits of “pay-as-you-grow” pricing and a single bill for their cloud services.

Availability

Nirmata EKS manager is available now in the AWS marketplace.

Popular resources:

 

 

About Nirmata, Inc.

Nirmata is a unified management plane for Kubernetes clusters and workloads built for enterprise DevOps teams. Nirmata enables self-service cluster provisioning, provides visibility, health, metrics, and alerts, ensures compliance via workload policies, and streamlines application deployments across clusters.

For more information, visit us at https://www.nirmata.com. You can also follow Nirmata on GitHubTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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Latent AI Wins 2020 Startup of the Year Award from IoT World

Latent AI, creators of the Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform (LEIP) and the latest spinout from SRI International, has been recognized as the 2020 "Startup of the Year" from IoT World during their virtual awards ceremony on August 12, 2020.

The IoT World 2020 virtual awards program highlighted exemplary IoT projects, products, and people in 13 categories, with 81 finalists from over 600 total nominations.

The categories in the 2nd annual competition spanned the IoT ecosystem from Industrial IoT to Edge Computing to Consumer IoT, including deployment in such verticals as manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and the public sector. A mix of editors, analysts, researchers, consultants, and industry experts participated in the judging process.

The IoT World 2020 Startup of the Year finalist list included several other impressive young companies developing cutting-edge IoT solutions such as Zededa, Cohesion, Pointr, Luminance, NanoLock Security, and Senra.

Latent AI, launched in 2018 by co-founders Jags Kandasamy and Sek Chai, is backed by DARPA technology and is the latest SRI International spinout. Latent AI's technology, a suite of software tools designed with AI developer and engineering teams in mind, simplifies and accelerates the AI workflow from training to deployment. Latent AI transforms the way developers train AI for inference through adaptive AI technology. This enables rapid AI application development on lean edge devices at scale, works anywhere, and seamlessly adapts, regardless of framework, OS, architecture, or edge hardware.

Latent AI’s LEIP SDK allows compression of neural nets running on any edge AI hardware target in the edge continuum, enabling the Internet of Things. LEIP compresses conventional AI models by 10x without a noticeable accuracy change and allows deployment on inexpensive microcontrollers, DSPs, and other processor cores typically found in edge devices. With many thousands of compelling edge AI applications yet to be developed, Latent AI will solve AI workloads efficiently, even at the edge of the networks.

LEIP provides intelligence to migrate to the edge for local processing for any number of use cases such as face detection algorithms running locally within security cameras or appliances, or Siri-like voice interfaces working instantly even when network connectivity is missing.

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About Latent AI, Inc.

Based in Menlo Park, CA, Latent AI, Inc. is an early-stage venture spinout of SRI International, dedicated to building solutions that enable the adaptive edge to transform AI processing. Latent AI is well-funded by Steve Jurvetson, from Future Ventures and Autotech Ventures, with support from Fortune 500 clients. The Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform (LEIP™) brings AI to the edge by optimizing for compute, energy, and memory without requiring changes to existing AI/ML infrastructure and frameworks. Jags Kandasamy and Sek Chai are the founders of Latent AI. They bring decades of combined industry experience and R&D expertise in machine learning AI (lifelong learning), computer vision, embedded systems, IoT applications, and efficient computing.

Press Contact:
Cyndy Sandor
VP Marketing
cyndy@latentai.com

 
 

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Ephesoft Shortlisted as a Global 2020 SaaS Award Finalist

Ephesoft, Inc., a leader in content acquisition and data enrichment solutions, is a finalist in the 2020 SaaS Awards Program in the Best SaaS for Business Accounting or Finance category. Ephesoft was selected as a finalist for Semantik Invoice, a cloud-based data acquisition product shown to improve accuracy and reduce cost for invoice processing.

Now in its fifth year of celebrating software innovation, the Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries from around the world, including the US, Canada, Australasia, EMEA and UK.

“It is an honor to make the SaaS Awards shortlist, as it validates the Ephesoft team’s diligent work to deliver innovative SaaS technologies that save companies time and money,” said Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Ephesoft. “As organizations seek to reduce accounts payable costs and move more transactions to the cloud, we see a market for highly scalable solutions with quick ROI like Semantik Invoice and are pleased that our industry peers concur.”

Semantik Invoice, released in May 2020, is geared to help finance and accounting departments expedite invoice processing by utilizing knowledge graphs. Built from the ground up on a multi-tenant public cloud serverless architecture, this SaaS solution performs a semantic extraction to invoices, extracting critical invoice data using artificial intelligence / machine learning with 97% accuracy. Semantik Invoice is the first point solution on the Ephesoft Semantik Platform, which turns flat data into context-rich information to fuel data scientists, business users and customers with meaningful data to automate and amplify their business processes.

SaaS technology is continually adapting and innovating. Semantik Invoice is designed to not only help companies be competitive, accelerate processes and cut costs by over 30%, but it is also poised to enable customers to easily adopt new features, functionality and integrate with other solutions in the future as new technology emerges.

“Software-as-a-Service’s force for positive disruption never seems to abate, with seemingly unending solutions for modern business,” said James Williams, head of operations for the SaaS Awards. “This year is of course a special case, with SaaS not only at the forefront of remodeling existing business processes but also agilely responding with pioneering solutions to unavoidable global disruptions. Indeed, SaaS technologies are now celebrated as providing new and inventive ways for organizations to perform what might have once seemed simple tasks in a changing international landscape. From fulfilling orders to arranging meetings, SaaS technologies are more important than ever.”

Final SaaS Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 25, and the program will return in spring 2021. Hundreds of organizations entered, with international entries coming from North America, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe and the Middle East. To view the full shortlist, please visit: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2020-software-awards-shortlist/.

About Ephesoft
Ephesoft is the leader in Context Driven Productivity solutions, helping organizations maximize productivity and fuel their journey towards the autonomous enterprise through contextual content acquisition, process enrichment and amplifying the value of enterprise data. The Ephesoft Semantik Platform turns flat data into context-rich information to fuel data scientists, business users and customers with meaningful data to automate and amplify their business processes. Thousands of customers worldwide employ Ephesoft’s platform to accelerate nearly any process and drive high value from their content. Ephesoft is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with regional offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit ephesoft.com.

Media Contacts:
For Ephesoft
Kristin Brocoff, 949-400-4899
kbrocoff@thatcherandco.com

Christina Gillham, 646-868-5174
cgillham@thatcherandco.com

For the SaaS Awards
James Williams – head of operations
https://www.cloud-awards.com/software-as-a-service-awards/
james@cloud-awards.com

Notes for editors
About the SaaS Awards
The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions. Categories range from Best Enterprise-Level SaaS to Best UX or UI Design in a SaaS Product.

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2021 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

Finalists are selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/.

Appended: Shortlist
Best SaaS for Business Accounting or Finance

  • Yooz Inc.
  • Xero Ltd.
  • Apiax AG
  • Sage Intacct
  • Vena Solutions
  • VersaPay
  • Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
  • Workiva
  • Ephesoft
  • Esker Inc.
  • Avalara, Inc.
  • Bill.com
  • Botkeeper
  • Century Business Solutions
  • FinancialForce
  • Ordway
  • Sage South Africa (PTY) Ltd
  • Securitize
  • Tipalti, Inc.

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Coverage of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) virtual meeting featured on AuntMinnie.com

For the second straight year, radiology portal AuntMinnie.com, part of Science and Medicine Group, has launched a new special section dedicated exclusively to the proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.

AuntMinnie's RADCast@ISMRM is available at radcast.auntminnie.com and features wall-to-wall editorial coverage of the premier medical conference dedicated exclusively to MRI. Important topics at the 2020 conference include the following:

  • Alternatives to gadolinium-based MRI contrast
  • Reducing the ecological impact of MRI scanners
  • MRI in low-resource countries
  • New applications of artificial intelligence and MRI
  • Holographic visualization of human anatomy
  • Efforts to improve the safety of MRI scanning

 

"We're pleased to once again be offering coverage of the ISMRM annual meeting," said Brian Casey, editor in chief of AuntMinnie.com. "This year's virtual format for ISMRM 2020 is a perfect complement to our exclusively online coverage."

ISMRM's mission to educate the MRI community continues with this year's virtual meeting, even in an era of social distancing, according to Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, 2019-2020 ISMRM president.

"Sharing research, networking, precipitating new thinking, and inspiring thought that does not come easily in isolation -- that is the goal of our annual meeting," Wald said. "It’s been a challenging year for all of us, with plenty of isolation, but I am confident that the virtual meeting can achieve these goals. I look forward to participating in it with you. It has been an honor serving the society as the 2019-2020 ISMRM president."

AuntMinnie's daily editorial coverage of ISMRM 2020 will run from August 8 to August 14.

About AuntMinnie.com

AuntMinnie.com is the premier online destination for radiologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, and related professionals in the medical imaging industry, while AuntMinnieEurope.com serves the European radiology community. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com feature the latest news, communities, continuing medical education, and board review education for medical imaging physicians, clinicians, residents, and medical students across the world. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com are part of Science and Medicine Group.

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Innovative Discovery adds iCONECT to FedRAMP-authorized cloud environment

iCONECT receives FedRAMP approval through Innovative Discovery for its Review Platform

iCONECT, a digital document archiving platform company, today announced that its been approved for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) with Innovative Discovery of Arlington, VA. Innovative Discovery achieved full FedRAMP authorization for its iCONECT eDiscovery platform in July 2020. It currently is only one of a handful of platforms that are available in a secure FedRAMP-hosted environment.

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud-based products and services. Its authorization process included an in-depth examination of the solution’s data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its administrative services and logging capabilities. To achieve this, iCONECT worked with Innovative Discovery under the supervision of the FedRAMP Program criteria and has undergone an extensive scrutiny of security process implementation and rigorous auditing of its platform and processes by outside consultants.

Beyond listing on GSA, Innovative Discovery is committed to complying with the regulatory requirements set forth by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and enforced by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). From initial creation to the time it is deleted, ID consults with clients to establish workflows and procedures to increase compliance, mitigate risk, and improve the organizational structure of client’s data.

“By adding the iCONECT platform to our FedRAMP portfolio of available technology solutions, we’re committed to offering solutions that are designed to meet the needs of the various government agencies that we serve,” says Kim Taylor, CEO of Innovative Discovery.

As a foundational company in the eDiscovery landscape, iCONECT continues to innovate, optimize efficiencies and streamline the identification, collection, review, analysis and production of legal documents and multi-media files. Through the award-winning intuitive interface of its flagship platform, iCONECT is already used by hosting providers, law firms, legal departments and government agencies worldwide to collect, organize, search, sort and produce evidence in some of the world’s largest and most complex legal cases and archival projects.

“Working within the Innovative Discovery FedRAMP environment is next level,” said Ian Campbell, president of iCONECT. “This FedRAMP status allows Federal government agencies to leverage the power of the iCONECT document and multi-media review technology.”

ABOUT INNOVATIVE DISCOVERY
Innovative Discovery partners with law firms, corporations, and government agencies to provide service, guidance, and consultation throughout the information lifecycle. Our team of lawyers, technologists, forensics professionals, and cybersecurity experts work closely with clients to develop tailored workflows to effectively and efficiently manage data and mitigate risk. Should litigation arise, ID offers the tools, services, and know-how to help you win your case. Visit the ID website at https://www.id-edd.com.

ABOUT ICONECT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
iCONECT software has been selected for use in some of the world’s largest high-profile projects such as the ENRON investigation, BP-Oilspill, NASA-Columbia Return to Flight, FDIC-900+ Banking Investigations and most recently the creation of a public access archive for the 30,000 JFK document and audio files released by the CIA. iCONECT was recently named one of the ‘30 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2019’ by Silicon Review. To learn more visit http://www.iconect.com

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Proctorio’s Data Security Methodology Confirmed by Leading Information Security Company

A leading information security consulting company, has completed a comprehensive Security Assessment of Proctorio’s approach to data security.

After a month-long engagement conducted from June 24 to July 24, 2020, White Oak Security, Inc. has conclusively found that Proctorio’s downloadable Browser Extension appropriately implements Zero-Knowledge Encryption, meaning that Proctorio never possesses the encryption keys for the audio or video that is stored. Zero-Knowledge Encryption guarantees that no one outside of approved institution representatives, including Proctorio employees, ever has access to exam-related data.

White Oak Security also confirmed that the Browser Extension’s cryptographic functionality was implemented appropriately, signifying that Proctorio is “adequately hardened” to resist external tampering or intrusion. Finally, White Oak Security determined that video and audio for all exams are stored in the proper geographical regions in compliance with national/local data privacy laws.

“Since inception, Proctorio has put data security first,” says Mike Olsen, CEO and Founder of Proctorio. “Proctorio leads with transparency and the public release of White Oak Security’s Security Assessment results confirmed what we have known all along: Proctorio’s protection of test taker privacy is unparalleled in the remote proctoring industry.”

Proctorio puts the security of student users at top priority. In early June 2020, Proctorio alone was ruled to be GDPR compliant and privacy centric by the Amsterdam District Court, encouraging the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) continued usage of Proctorio’s remote proctoring services despite student concerns regarding privacy.

GDPR’s seven principles are: lawfulness, fairness, and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimization; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity and confidentiality; and accountability. In the case of security breaches that leak personal data, institutions are expected to communicate the incident with clients in a timely manner to ensure a quick escalation and resolution process.

With test takers in all but four countries around the world, Proctorio never requires the collection of biometric data or any personally identifiable information beyond what is already required to access each institution’s Learning Management System. Additionally, Proctorio conducts daily vulnerability and penetration tests to assess server strength against a potential attack. In seven years of providing remote proctoring services, Proctorio has maintained a 99.991% uptime with a collective total of eight minutes of downtime since 2013.

Proctorio is backed by Microsoft Azure data centers located in multiple international regions, allowing Proctorio to have the infrastructure necessary to be limitlessly scalable without users experiencing service interruptions or data loss. Proctorio has administered over 18 million exams since inception in 2013. Proctorio proctored 2.5 million exams in April 2020 alone, signifying a 900% year-over-year increase in the number of exams proctored from April 2019. Despite the remote learning challenges exacerbated by COVID-19, Proctorio remains firmly committed to upholding academic integrity without compromising test taker data to ensure that test takers around the world can rightfully and safely earn their degrees and certifications.

For more information on the Security Assessment’s results, visit Proctorio’s Data Security page.

About Proctorio:
Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform is a live and fully-automated, remote proctoring service that provides a scalable, cost-effective solution to validating test taker identities, activity and originality during online exams. Proctorio ensures the integrity of distance learning and online certifications while protecting institutional accreditation, increasing the value of online degrees and credentials, and helping institutions grow their programs.

Proctorio’s customizable, secure exam settings, recording options and live ID verification allow institutions to set-up unscheduled, on-demand proctoring specific to their assessment needs. Proctorio ensures fairness for test takers by increasing accountability, securing exam content, deterring cheating, and promoting a culture of integrity while improving learning outcomes.

About White Oak Security, Inc:
White Oak Security is a practitioner-led organization with a team of highly-experienced professionals that utilizes industry-leading tools, techniques, and testing methodologies to ensure a thorough and complete penetration test. The organization partners with clients to provide in-depth application and infrastructure penetration testing, red team, and threat emulation services.

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To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi, kicks off its first season with space, rockets and cyborgs.

The Venezuelan model and television personality is back on the TV dial in more than 100 countries. In its premiere season, the show will feature fascinating stories from Silicon Valley, including the world´s most iconic figures such as Elon Musk (SpaceX), Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook). Throughout this series, Sheyene Gerardi goes behind the scenes to uncover leading-edge technological developments taking place across the aerospace industry. ¨To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi" is available to some 600 million TV viewers globally. In the U.S., is´s available to around 45 million households in certain markets through Cable.

Sheyene Gerarardi is a model and one of Venezuela´s most beloved television icons. She beat a prediction of 3 months to live and she has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors over the course of her career. This time she addresses the issue of her social work with a mission to use visual storytelling to amplify social issues and catalize social change. "Science is inherently optimistic. I love being able to use the power of entertainment to create positive change and help audiences to take action, and digital TV allows me to do this in powerful ways.- says Sheyene.

To the Moon and Back is about Sheyene doing what she does best: communicating hopeand celebrating progress, with which she aims to educate audiences on a global level. Sheyene is also executive producing this series. 

Each segment will air Nationwide during half-hour episode to millions of television housholds distributed throughout cable television, reaching approximately 100-million subscribers via Univision, DISH Network, DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS TV, Amazon Prime and more that 600 independent rural cable systems.

 

 

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Thermal Proximity Systems Announces Safety Offerings in Response to COVID-19

Thermal Proximity Systems Helps Businesses & Public Institutions Return to Work Safely

  • Company Provides a Regimented and Automated Approach to Determining Body Temperature Allowing Companies to Comply with CDC, Government & Healthcare Guidelines
  • Solution Automatically Provides the Visibility and Insight to Understand if Employees, Customers, Students or Visitors are not Physically Distancing allowing Organizations to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

 

As America continues to open across all industries and public institutions with increasing velocity, many organizations are seeking to gain an understanding of how to facilitate the process of having employees and customers return to work safely in both public and private spaces.

While most companies are committed to ensuring a safe workplace, few understand the requirements and implications related for reopening safely. To help alleviate some of the uncertainty and provide clarity in uncertain times, Thermal Proximity Systems is focused on three (3) problematic areas:

 

  • Measuring an individual’s body temperature to ensure a fever is not present.
  • Checking to ensure an individual is wearing a mask, if applicable.
  • Monitoring and alerting you to groups that are not practicing physical distancing.

 

These vitally important practices are automatically performed via a non-invasive and anonymous approach driven by proven AI-assisted technology and software that alerts staff to issues in real-time.

In addition to providing the appropriate automated technology functions, Thermal Proximity Systems works closely with clients to provide guidance, processes, and practical approaches to ensure individuals can return safe, stay safe and be confident within their facility or workspace.    

“The emergence of COVID-19 has created a life-altering situation that could potentially be life-threatening for some. With our years of physical security, video surveillance and network expertise we felt an obligation to help organizations fundamentally transform the way they prepare and think about reopening their facilities,” said Amy Friel, Thermal Proximity Systems’ Co-Founder and COO. “Many organizations, however, rush to embrace a return to work posture without a clear plan, or a precise understanding of the implications of this move. Thermal Proximity Systems was founded to help organizations weigh the pros and cons of safely returning to work, school or entering public gathering spaces and make educated and informed decisions based on practical advice and supported by automated technology platforms.”

Thermal Proximity Systems is poised to assist organizations who look to return safely to work or educational institutions who are now planning for the arrival of students and faculty in the Fall. The company’s experience, flexibility and business experience will be vital in helping organizations navigate the public safety issues that are present in reopening.

Pricing and Availability Furnished upon request

About Thermal Proximity Systems
Thermal Proximity Systems helps organizations safely reopen and remain open using cutting edge technology that provides confidence and assurance that people are at the proper temperature and physically distancing without invading individual privacy.

We take a three (3) pronged approach that includes Advisory Services to help you look at various approaches to reopening, Thermal Protect®, our highly accurate, thermal body temperature monitoring solution is effective for quick and accurate detection of elevated body temperature and Distance Alert® our distance monitoring solution which provides you up-to-the-moment data on the proximity and concentration (not just capacity) of everyone at your location using real-time tracking of personal devices, allowing you to create a distance-friendly environment in today's new normal.

Contact:
George Mellor
Thermal Proximity Systems
508-356-4830
George.Mellor@ThermalProximitySystems.com

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BabyLiveAdvice Partners with March of Dimes, Weeks After Being Named an Awardee in the J&J Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge

BabyLiveAdvice is pleased to announce a new partnership with March of Dimes, the leading non-profit fighting for the health of all moms and babies. The organization has also received an award from the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson.  

Recognized as an innovative tech health application, BabyLiveAdvice supports mother and parents virtually through their journey from preconception to early childhood and everything in between. Offering virtual access to a national network of mom providers such as midwives, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants, nutritionists, mental health professionals even a dentist. All provider come from various cultural background and via translation services can speak in all languages. Moms can join online live support groups, pre and postnatal classes or receive individual consults straight from their cell phones. 

Through their partnership with March of Dimes, BabyLiveAdvice will connect families to vital telemedicine support while helping the Arlington, VA-based non-profit develop the virtualization of their program offerings and learn from user experience. In addition, BabyLiveAdvice will provide a portion of its proceeds from its telemedicine platform to support healthy moms and strong babies.

“We are happy to announce our collaboration with March of Dimes to provide virtual support to mothers and their babies,” says Sigi Marmorstein, founder and CEO of digital health platform BabyLiveAdvice. “We all know of the stressful and uncertain times when bringing a baby into the world, and that is especially true in current times with the coronavirus pandemic. Our partnership with March of Dimes will assure that mothers and parents get access to the right advice and support needed to negotiate through these turbulent times, so that they and their babies remain safe and healthy.” 

This development comes after recent recognition of BabyLiveAdvice as one of the awardees in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quick Fire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health, together with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Nurses from around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & new-born care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.  

“Access to quality healthcare for all parents, wherever they may be, is critical to winning our fight for healthy moms and strong babies,” said Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO at March of Dimes. “Through this partnership with BabyLiveAdvice, we will gain valuable insight into how moms and parents utilize telehealth platforms, so that we may incorporate those learnings into our new virtual care and support programs.” 

The BabyLiveAdvice digital platform has been designed to support, educate, and empower mothers and parents. The core aim of BabyLiveAdvice is to ensure women feel confident by providing the right information and enhancing their knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care, and more. BabyLiveAdvice connects with mothers and parents, with the aim to help them achieve better health before, during and after their pregnancies.

BabyLiveAdvice provides personalized, ongoing support both nationally and internationally, for the whole family, including moms, dads, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Virtual counselling is provided by BabyLiveAdvice through video and chat components to enhance the convenience factor for mothers. If moms have a concern about their health condition or that of the baby, they can get help online quickly and effortlessly.

According to Marmorstein, BabyLiveAdvice has been receiving a steady flow of moms seeking advice and support since the site launched. They have also been experiencing a larger surge in visitors to its site since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The service had thousands of visitors to date. They are recommended to others by 95 percent of their customers. They enjoy a high appointment adherence of 79 percent, and their visitors report an impressive 68 percent adherence to lactation. 

The goal of the healthcare platform is to reach one million moms around the World. Their services are being used by hospitals, employers, insurers, care organizations, and non-profits, because they believe that only BabyLiveAdvice offers trusted technology, proven results, turnkey solutions, and sustained engagement. Marmorstein believes that the recently conferred Johnson & Johnson award, along with the March of Dimes partnership, will help them get closer to that goal.

By partnering with March of Dimes, one of leading organizations supporting pregnant women and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, BabyLiveAdvice will be closely monitoring current data and enhancing its capability to provide parents and families 

For more information, visit https://www.babyliveadvice.com/

About BabyLiveAdvice:

BabyLiveAdvice is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and is on a mission to make sure that every mother and her baby are safe and healthy. From 2018 to date, the platform has helped thousand mothers and families, from all over the US and the world, to successfully navigate their parenthood journeys. Parents can get one-on-one support in their language by a caring provider from BabyLiveAdvice whenever they require.

Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Professional Services,Technology

New Turnkey Project-Based Learning Resources for High School STEM Teachers

July 27, 2020, MIT BLOSSOMS, an international education initiative founded in 2008 to encourage high school STEM teachers to pursue more active, student-centered learning, has recently enlarged its focus to support those teachers in moving to Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an emerging teaching/learning strategy. The traditional teaching/learning model has students passively “receiving content” from the teacher, practicing with homework, memorizing for the next exam and then – tragically – often forgetting it all.  PBL offers a substantially different experience where the teacher helps students form small teams and then challenges each team to work on a demanding problem over the course of weeks.  The ideal problem is socially important, located in the real world -- preferably in the students’ community, and requires mature application of STEM knowledge.  The complexity of the problem is such that it has no right or wrong answer, a situation often troubling to students used to formulaic learning.  Rather, the team must devise its own procedures for problem framing, formulation, and resolution. In the course of this effort, where now the teacher is mentor or coach, students experience discovery learning -- in sharp contrast to taking lecture notes.  They also must develop 21st Century skills involving cooperation, collaboration, conflict resolution and reaching out to local professionals who work in the domain of the assigned problem.  The team’s problem resolution is typically presented in a final written report and public oral presentation, often with local stakeholders attending.  It is a learning exercise that these students will likely never forget!  

Yet imagine the challenge for a teacher to design and operate such a PBL project over the course of three to five weeks, while still having to prepare and give lectures for other required topics.  This huge teacher preparation “start-up cost” (in terms of time and energy) is certainly one reason why many high school STEM teachers hesitate to try PBL, although they may want to. Our new MIT BLOSSOMS PBL units are designed for just such a teacher – someone who wants to give PBL a try, but is not sure just how to get started.  The first five MIT BLOSSOMS PBL units listed below:

Each of these units is developed to provide a teacher with all the resources and scaffolding needed to lead a three to five-week classroom project. To begin, each unit kicks off from a BLOSSOMS video lesson, thus providing the teacher with anchoring content and clear direction. Teachers have informed us that one of the most useful scaffolds provided in these units is the “Project Calendar,” which offers a detailed, flexible day-by-day schedule for the unit.  This calendar includes downloadable resources to lead the project, such as lesson plans, teacher notes, slide presentations, student handouts, homework assignments, etc. -- thus removing myriad hours of preparation time for teachers who might not try PBL without such scaffolding.  Other valuable resources provided with each of the five BLOSSOMS units include “Video Teacher Guides,” “Summative Assessments,” “Project-Based Learning Tools,” “Teacher Questions/Answers about PBL”, and a discussion of “Common Student Concerns During PBL.”  

Education professionals are looking forward to using these new PBL resources.  According to Michael Lauro, Associate Executive Director of the Atlantis Charter High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, “We have learned much from collaborating with the MIT BLOSSOMS team over the past three years.  We think we have played some role in helping BLOSSOMS define their PBL capabilities, and we look forward to using in our classrooms these five new PBL exercises in the coming academic year.”

Financial support was generously provided to MIT BLOSSOMS by the US OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES FOUNDATION INC of Ruckersville VA, Lincoln H. Miller, Jr., founder and president.

All content from BLOSSOMS is OER, Open Education Resources, freely available to all.  

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Science,Technology

Qvinci Releases its Second Generation What If Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics tool, The Cashflow & Forecasting Optimizer

Qvinci® Software has released its second generation of its wildly popular What If forecasting and modeling tool. 

This new solution with Qvinci’s new Model Merge Technology is the most robust forecasting solution for accountants, franchises, dioceses and SMBs giving you the ability to define your future and monitor the progress.

  • Create virtually an unlimited number of What If models and forecasts to show the ongoing granular impact of the present COVID-19 crisis (or any other future scenarios) on their business’ income, expenses, profitability and cash over time—and highlight the best path forward 
  • Set the Report Options to cover a truly customizable range
  • The reference period can be set as a single month, a range average, or seasonal 
  • The first What If month and the beginning reference month are fully customizable
  • Finally, there is a 12 month What If to Actual presentation with integrated charts and graphs 
  • As the Chart of Accounts changes, Qvinci’s Model Merge Technology keeps the parent-child relationship intact and slots any new accounts correctly in the model instantaneously

 

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Users make intelligent and timely adjustments to one or many accounts to establish an actual forward-looking 12-month roadmap, such that you immediately see your adjustments and their impact on the running cash balance and P&L performance for the next 12 months. What can be more relevant today!

Bonus: Qvinci is also releasing new versions of the Top 10 Expenses BI Templates that can be added to your reporting packages that present unique views of the top 10 expenses as a percent of income. The variations include:

 

  • Reporting Month vs Prior Month vs Same Month Prior Year
  • Last 3 Months vs Prior 3 Months vs Same 3 Months Prior Year
  • Reporting Fiscal YTD vs Last Fiscal YTD vs Last Fiscal Year

 

Qvinci Once Again Delivers!  To introduce this game-changing technology, Qvinci has a live webinar scheduled for Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 12:00pm CT with its storied inventor, serial entrepreneur and renowned turnaround expert Charles Nagel, Founder and CIO of Qvinci. 

 

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Ardent Privacy raises seed funding to help businesses automate Data Minimization and Privacy Compliance

Ardent Privacy, a Maryland-based data privacy company, announced today that it received a 0,000 investment from TEDCO's latest 0,000 funding round. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology companies in Maryland.

"We are excited to partner with TEDCO to pursue our mission to help companies in their data privacy journey. Enterprises are losing data in breaches not only because they are under attack, but also due to a lack of data hygiene and the absence of a data-centric security approach. Enterprises need a "Marie Kondo" tidying up approach for organizational data as they are challenged with data deluge and privacy compliance requirements at the same time. Our innovative data minimization technology will help companies reduce privacy risk and simplify compliance with CCPA and upcoming privacy regulations," said Sameer Ahirrao, CEO of Ardent Privacy.

"We believe these companies are in a critical area of known need, setting them on a path to build strong businesses here in Maryland," stated Frank Glover, lead director, TEDCO Seed Fund, and director, Maryland Venture Fund.

Companies have growing challenges with privacy with increased scrutiny of personal data by regulators, heightened consumer expectations, and the changing global environment. On July 16, CJEU (European Union's top court) struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. It found the Privacy Shield invalid due to inadequate privacy, surveillance, and data protection rights for the transfer of personal data between the EU and the US. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) was enacted on January 1, 2020, and enforcement began on July 1. Companies holding Californian's data are accountable for consumer data they own, and negligence can result in huge fines. Fourteen more states are in the process of passing similar laws. Virginia recently (July 1, 2020) enacted their Insurance Data Security Act enforcing security compliance for insurers and producers in Commonwealth.

Ardent Privacy Solution

Ardent Privacy's AI-driven solution helps companies reduce their unwanted or excess data footprint to become compliant and resilient in case of a breach. It provides deep discovery capabilities essential to meet privacy requirements for compliance, such as data subject access requests (DSAR). Organizations collect and retain vast amounts of personal data which represents a substantial liability for privacy compliance. For example, CCPA holds companies accountable for consumer data they own, and negligence can result in huge fines. By utilizing the Ardent Privacy solution, companies can reduce risk and liability by limiting excess storage of personal data. Data minimization reduces the costs associated with securing data and storage. It is vital for companies to know what data they have and only keep what they need to do business.

About Ardent Privacy

Ardent Privacy helps enterprises to comply with data privacy regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), insurance data security laws, and more. Ardent Privacy's AI-powered data privacy platform provides a quick and easy to use data minimization solution to discover, identify, inventory, map, minimize, and securely delete personal data. Ardent achieves data minimization using machine learning and artificial intelligence to report on large data sets in hours rather than days.
LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ardent-privacy

About TEDCO

TEDCO enhances economic development growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology companies in Maryland.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Venminder Launches Exchange Network for Collaboration Between Vendors and Third-Party Risk Professionals Accelerating Due Diligence Efforts

Venminder, an industry recognized provider of third-party risk management solutions, today announced they have launched the Venminder Exchange, a secure 2-sided network for the flow of Venminder’s proprietary analyzed vendor data.

To achieve industry standards and meet regulatory requirements, organizations must complete detailed due diligence reviews on their vendors. This is often a time extensive exercise involving the gathering of documentation, artifacts and sending/receiving of questionnaires from vendors and then giving all that information to an appropriate, qualified expert to review it for risks. Since the expertise needed varies based on the area being reviewed, it is a huge drain on valued internal resources or requires multiple dedicated hires. With the Venminder Exchange, thousands of already completed Control Assessments have been added by Venminder’s qualified and certified experts, including CISSPs, CPAs and paralegals, and added to the searchable exchange for purchase.

“We are very excited about the launch of the Venminder Exchange and what it means for the future of due diligence for all sides involved – vendors and their clients and prospects,” said Dana Bowers, founder and chief solution architect of Venminder. “The Venminder Exchange will be a valuable asset to third-party risk professionals for quickly finding risk scores on their vendors and purchasing the assessments as and when they need. For vendors, it provides transparency and knowledge into the risk assessment process that is inherently vital to every third-party risk management program. Collaboration between all parties will undoubtedly improve the outcome for everyone involved.”

The Venminder Exchange launched this week with the first of many planned phases. The company is currently inviting vendors into the exchange to view and collaborate with Venminder on the assessments that have been completed on their organization. This advance period will give vendors the opportunity to learn how an independent third party, such as Venminder, views their stated controls and associated risk. Venminder will also offer training to vendors on how to accelerate the due diligence process by proactively sharing their Venminder assessments with clients or prospects. In the final phase, the Venminder Exchange will be available, by invitation only, to third-party risk professionals across the globe, who can register, search vendors, preview scores and go through the authorization process, with the vendor, of purchasing the full Control Assessments.

“Venminder is an all-in-one partner for all things third-party risk,” said James Hyde, CEO of Venminder. “We are extremely unique to the market in that we are 100% dedicated to third-party risk. While it’s fairly common to find initiatives for sharing access to a library of control documents, Venminder completes the final mile by actually assessing the documents and assigning a risk score saving valuable time and resources to complete the risk assessment process. We take our commitment to the market quite seriously evidenced by our library of thousands of Control Assessments, continued development of our world-class software platform, staffing of respected domain and subject matter experts as well as our ongoing certified education offerings. This newest edition of The Exchange is the next chapter in Venminder’s continued rapid growth by optimizing and streamlining the due diligence and risk assessment process for our clients and vendors alike.”    

Venminder has now grown to over 800 customers across all industries and is on track to deliver over 30,000 Control Assessments in 2020. The Venminder Exchange will allow the company to distribute Control Assessments more efficiently and facilitate the building of vendor relationships. The Control Assessments include risk ratings and assessments covering:

  • The financial health and viability of a vendor
  • A vendor’s SOC reports, including an assessment of their internal control environment, areas of concerns and any recommended next steps
  • A review of the vendor’s business continuity and disaster recovery documentation, including plans, testing and recovery point and time objectives
  • A review of the most critical elements of a vendor’s cybersecurity preparedness to identify areas of potential weakness

 

For more information on Venminder and the Venminder Exchange, please visit https://www.venminder.com/platform/exchange.

About Venminder
Venminder is an industry recognized leader of vendor risk management solutions. Dedicated to vendor risk, the company is the go-to partner for software, assessments on vendor controls, ongoing monitoring, certified subject-matter expertise and education.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Valley Bank Partners with Vikar Technologies To Accelerate Loan Processing

Vikar Technologies (“Vikar”), a leading provider of Loan Lifecycle Management solutions announced today that Valley National Bank (Valley) has selected Vikar to automate their commercial loan onboarding process to improve cycle time, enhance data integrity and to reduce compliance risk.

The Vikar Loan Lifecycle Management solution greatly reduces the time it takes to onboard and service commercial loans by providing an end to end digital experience straight through to core banking systems. The Vikar solution eliminates re-keying of data, provides pre-configured business rules to eliminate errors, and provides a seamless experience for bank employees and clients.

"Valley strives to deliver the best, most efficient banking services to our customers. By working with Vikar, we are able to leverage a rules-driven engine and strong data aggregation capabilities to reduce processing time and improve accuracy for our commercial loan borrowers" said David Goldberg, Director of Loan Servicing for Valley National Bank. 

“We are thrilled to have Valley as a client”, said Glenn Bolstad, CEO of Vikar.  “Valley’s adoption of our solution for their loan servicing operations will greatly increase the amount of loans they can onboard and service without additional headcount.  This will ultimately allow them to deliver great experiences for their customers while  optimizing their efficiencies.”

About Vikar Technologies
Vikar Technologies combines modern technology and deep industry experience to help financial institutions digitally transform their business. Our Client Lifecycle Management (“CLM”) and Loan Lifecycle Management solutions provide workflow automation and data aggregation with open APIs for the front, middle and back office; enabling our customers to onboard and maintain clients and loans in a complete, end to end digital experience.   For more information, visit http://www.vikartech.com

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to http://www.valley.com or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Finance,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology

Podcast Part 3 of the Trilogy: Digital Culture With Dr. Paul J. Bailo Released

The third segment of the podcast Trilogy Digital Transformation series with Dr. Paul J. Bailo has been released. In this segment, Dr. Bailo discusses the reasons why culture is the glue that binds every element of the transformation process. He dives into how culture is made up of the rich experiences of every member of an organization, how that mixture helps to create a positive digital culture, why digital culture simply can’t exist without managerial transformation, and the part digital leadership plays in the creation of that culture.

“Culture is very hard to define for a lot of people, but it’s really the essence of what your organization is about. It’s truly understanding what your value systems are,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation. “Digital transformation culture is one of the hardest things to do, it is not a sprint – it is a marathon, and you have to work at it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis. It’s the only way organizations are going to survive.”

In the podcast, Dr. Paul Bailo points out that digital culture is all about organizational change and transformation. While many legacy organizations tend to rely more on managerial judgment, that won’t work in the current digital scenario. Modern business management is more about intuition and instincts.

Dr. Bailo emphasizes the pressing need to reinforce digital culture on a daily basis from the executive leadership down to the frontline people. The focus of digital change is not about actions alone according to Dr. Bailo. The actions of change must happen in the heart mind and soul of the organization aiming for a digital transformation.

Organizations must make every person in the team accountable. The message must be delivered that they will reap the benefits of digital change when there is a high level of consistency in their actions. The employees must be taught to support each other and execute tasks as a team with minimal disparity in sharing high risks.

At the same time, Dr. Bailo warns that it is an extremely challenging task to change the existing culture, especially in legacy organizations. It involves rewiring the minds of people and make them overcome the resistance to change.

Dr. Bailo also points out that digital change is a highly emotional thing. The personal values of employees must be in a smooth alignment with the digital values of an organization.

Digital culture is a must for survival. Clients are unlikely to do business with partners that are not into digital culture, preferring instead to work with organizations that have a culture for accepting transformation and change. Dr. Bailo stresses on the use of digital culture at every level of leadership in an organization because it introduces innovation and creates the ability to adapt and respond to an unstable environment. It helps organizations deal with the unknown.

Dr. Bailo is convinced that digital transformation is the toughest thing to do for any organization as it involves implementing a new work behavior within the employees and transforming the whole concept of work.  

Dr. Bailo says that organizations that don’t have a strategy for digital culture must get moving now. They must work on it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis and survive the hyper-competitive business environment. Digital culture and maintenance must go hand in hand.

Organizations committed to implementing digital culture are at a competitive advantage as they can understand the market quicker, implement new technologies, boost productivity, and create an environment of growth and success.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Data, and Innovation. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and innovation are unparalleled.  Paul is a global author and adjunct Ivy League professor and world class speaker.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Media & Communications,Society & Culture,Technology

Alchemy Launches World’s First Hybrid Branch and Mobile Lending Operating System

Alchemy Technologies, (“Alchemy”) a Fintech Infrastructure Company announces today the launch of their next generation of lending operating system that combines brick and mortar operation and online lending experience under one seamless solution.

Incubated in the past six months with two major player national brick and mortar financing companies, Alchemy and its clients finally unveiled this much anticipated solution into production. We also successfully migrated all of the existing customers and loans into the new lending system.

“Working day and night with some of the most forward thinking brick and mortar operators has been an eye opening experience. Not only did we bring their operations to the 21st century, our technology also allows them to acquire customers from new channels. Their customers can transact at home and complete a finance transaction from end to end, they can also visit branches and complete the transactions there as well,” said Timothy Li, CEO of Alchemy.

The Alchemy’s new online and brick and mortar hybrid solution is built for today’s environment as well. With COVID19 spreading around the world. Our digital, touch-less solution provides a great way of servicing those health conscious consumers in a completely different way.

While preserving the charms of brick and mortar locations, customers now have a choice of either visiting a branches or to continue their experiences on their mobile phone. This solution enables our brick and mortar clients to continue their operations even during a shut down scenario due to COVID19.

Some of our most exciting features are:

  • Seamless handling and completing applications whether the application started online or in store.
  • Buying leads from online lead generators and direct interested customers into an online or a branch experience
  • Integration with touch screen for signing promissory notes in branch.
  • Mobile friendly experience that allows customers to apply, upload document and sign their application.
  • Integrated and load physical pre-paid debit card at the branch.
  • Seamless refinancing functionalities
  • Branch open and closing as well as cash drawer functionalities.
  • Full integration with online lead generators
  • Direct Mail functionalities
  • Call center technology integration
  • Distinct Branch and Online Underwriting Strategies
  • Full integration with Debit Card and ACH payment gateways.
  • Integrated Collections module
  • General Ledger integration
  • Rule of 78 for state licensed lenders and effectively update ever changing state by state rules and regulations.
  • Check printing technology that allows branches to create checks for customers and paying expenses.

 

We are pleased and excited to bring this new technology to market and provide a whole new experience for brick and mortar operators as well as their clients.

About Alchemy
https://www.trustalchemy.com/
Alchemy Technologies is a world first fintech infrastructure company offering out-of-the-box technology, algorithms, and servicing to launch financial products for Banks, Specialty Financing Companies, Point of Sale Financing, and FinTech startups alike. Our leasing solution reduces the barrier to entry and brings tremendous value both in our software and industry know-how. Our end-to-end infrastructure offering includes end user experience, merchant experience, loan origination system, decision engine, loan management system, payment gateways, and secondary market access. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,Website & Blog

New BarTender® Software Designed for Small Business

Seagull Scientific, maker of BarTender software, today announced the release of BarTender Starter Edition, the newest addition to their product lineup.

Designed to help small businesses and departments, Starter Edition is built on the same BarTender technology that the world’s largest and most demanding enterprise environments trust to power their mission-critical labeling. Starter Edition features a straightforward, easy-to-understand way to create labels that use dynamic data sourced from databases like Excel or CSV, making it ideal for brands enrolled in the Amazon Transparency program.

“Starter Edition offers capabilities that no other software on the market does,” said Harold Boe, Seagull Scientific’s president and CEO. “Unlike other products geared to the small business sector, it supports multiple users across multiple computers with the ability to update, modify and print templates. That’s a differentiator that we think creates significant value for users who are looking for a solution that can scale and grow as their business does — they can add more advanced features when needed with a simple upgrade to a more powerful edition.”

With Starter Edition, new users can be up and running in minutes using BarTender’s intuitive design tools, smart wizards, built-in business logic and an extensive library of sample label templates. The product enables +1 / -1 incremental serialization for product traceability and regulatory compliance, and includes sophisticated design tools and over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use components based on 105 barcode symbologies and more than a dozen standards.

The BarTender Starter Edition is available through an extensive global network of resellers and partners. For more information, visit the Seagull Scientific website.

About BarTender by Seagull Scientific
BarTender software by Seagull Scientific transforms data into the labels, barcodes, documents and RFID that drive business. Hundreds of thousands of companies in supply chain, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, food and beverage, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, logistics and other industries trust BarTender with the labeling and marking processes that keep their businesses running.

With corporate headquarters and software development in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and branch offices in Madrid, Taipei and Tokyo, BarTender is available in more than 150 countries through a global network of local partners.

Learn more at http://www.seagullscientific.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Distron Announces Million Commitment for Corporate Headquarters Renovation to Better Serve Customers

Strategic investments made to continue company’s growth and longevity

Distron Corporation, a leading electronic contract manufacturer, announced it will commit  million to remodeling its headquarters and an additional 0K in equipment upgrades to enhance productivity. The total investment will result in more jobs, more innovation and more technology for Distron and its customers.

“Distron has had 50 years of manufacturing success in New England, this investment ensures that Distron will continue to grow and meet the needs of our customers for the next 50 years,” said Distron President Robert Donovan. “The renovation will give us the flexibility and space to add to our team and allow us to stay at the top of technology for our industry.”

The equipment additions include a Juki dual nozzle selective soldering system (CUBE460DN) and a Nordson Assure x-ray counting system. The selective soldering system offers excellent flexibility for through-hole application. It is very flexible and is simple to setup and maintain. The Assure counting system allows for live component inventory management increasing productivity and minimizing component shortage downtime.

Distron currently employs more than 120 people at its headquarters, and plans to add more new jobs over the next three years. The renovation and remodel should be completed by the end of 2020. Looking to the future, Distron will have more space and capacity to grow with its expanding customer base.

The Company’s location in Attleboro Falls, MA has been its primary manufacturing facility since 1997. In 2010 a major expansion added 12,000 square feet of SMT assembly, electro-mechanical assembly and warehousing to the facility. The current project will renovate and upgrade approximately 6,000 square feet of office space. The result of the renovation and remodel project will be a more modern and collaborative workplace and will provide a new cafeteria, offices and meeting space.

Creative Business Design, of Hingham MA., will serve as general contractor.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Propel Marketing & Design, Inc. Offers a Discount on their SEO Program: Ready. Set. Rank! During COVID-19

Propel Marketing & Design, Inc., a South Florida based Marketing Agency, is pleased to announce its SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Program “Ready. Set. Rank!” at a discounted price to help struggling businesses during the COVID pandemic.

This class is designed for entrepreneurs, small business owners, consultants, and marketers looking to generate more leads, website traffic, and brand recognition online.

“In today’s current climate, now is a great time to work on reaching your target audience through the accessibility of this program,” explained Darcy Sullivan of Propel Marketing & Design.

Sullivan continued, “The program is designed to provide quick wins and long-term digital marketing strategies that will ensure your business goals are met.”

Through Ready. Set. Rank! students will be able to experience the best of online learning from the comforts of home and at a lower price than ever before.

The program is designed to radically propel a brand’s online presence and website’s organic rankings in just 12 weeks with a proven 3-step program.

The program comes in three stacks, each section building on top of the other:

Stack #1 – Ready.

  • Students clarify their business-offering and wrap their head around what digital marketing tactics are working for them and against them
  • Spy on their competition to find out what’s driving traffic form their brand
  • Discover how and where to find ideal customers with clarity
  • Learn how advancing technologies like mobile, social media, voice search, Rank Brain, AI, and others are a driving force for search engines and how to leverage them (without feeling like you’re in a tech tizzy)

 

Stack #2 – Set.

  • Set their website up to perform in a way that’s appetizing to website visitors and in a Google-friendly style
  • Complete a step-by-step website audit to find where SEO improvements can be made
  • Follow the foolproof formula to improve website rankings
  • Stake claim on the right social media sites to gain maximum exposure
  • Develop an easy-to-implement content strategy to ramp up webpage rankings
  • Learn how to write content in a way that both Google and your audience will love

 

Stack #3 – Rank!

  • Find which online directories are worth students’ time and how to submit information to online directories properly
  • Come up with a simple plan of action to start generating rave reviews online
  • Get high-quality website backlinks
  • Learn the process of creating external distribution channels to get in front of potential new customers
  • Learn what’s important to measure through website analytics, without drowning in data

 

During this program, Propel Marketing & Design will highlight some of the core elements of creating an SEO plan that truly works for all types of organizations.

This program is ideal for any business that is just getting started with SEO or currently running an active campaign.
To avoid missing out on this course at its lowest price ever, it is suggested to register as soon as possible.

Registration details can be found at http://www.propelyourcompany.com/ready-set-rank.

About Propel Marketing & Design, Inc.
Propel Marketing & Design, Inc. is a full-service internet marketing agency, located in Boynton Beach, Florida, that specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media, website design, email campaigns, search engine marketing, public relations, graphic design, and marketing workshops. Propel works with clients to create effective and unique marketing strategies to help raise their online profile and support their business objectives. For more information please visit http://www.propelyourcompany.com.

Contact:
Propel Marketing & Design, Inc.
(800)943-2346
533 E. Ocean Ave.
Suite #1
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

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Philadelphia Based Media Company Launches Exciting New Digital Marketing Agency Targeting Healthcare Practices - Curis Digital

Philadelphia Digital Marketing Powerhouse Media Components – Launches Curis Digital, a full-service Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing company focusing on HomeCare Agencies, Dental and Medical Spas and Aesthetic Practices. “Having an already robust portfolio of clients within the Greater Philadelphia area in these categories made our decision to expand services for their growing needs much easier,” said Denis Sinelnikov, President and Founder of Media Components. “In a time where precise messaging, strategic content and more dialed-in marketing tactics is needed more than ever. Curis Digital will provide that hands-on and enhanced level of service,” continued Sinelnikov.

Being an entrepreneur requires expertise, business savvy and a keen insight to grow an enterprise, but the reality is that the most intrepid and well-intentioned owners and doctors are typically expert in one thing – their own area of specialization. “Curis Digital is just the partner that every healthcare practitioner needs to identify their key market segments, engage them, then convert new business in today’s new marketplace,” said Rocco Iacobellis, Chief Marketing Officer of Curis. With a history of digital marketing experience to a variety of industries, Curis Digital was created from the legacy and continued success of its parent company Media Components who has been delivering full-service brand strategy and digital marketing solutions for over 20 years. Curis means healthcare in Latin and as such, the perfect defining name of this organization.

Today, healthcare practices can look to Curis Digital for brand strategy consulting, website development, social media, SEO|SEM, video production and expert content development. For more information about how Curis Digital can help your practice grow and profit, check us out at CurisDigital.com or contact us at (215) 396-3307. It's never too late to gain a winning edge! We’ll get back to your inquiry as well on info@curisdigital.com

Company Social Media Links:
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LogRhythm Announces Entirely Free and Virtual Security Conference

LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centers (SOCs), announced that its RhythmWorld 2020 user conference will take place as an entirely virtual event from Sept. 22–24. Now in its fourth year, RhythmWorld is the ultimate conference for security professionals across industries looking to grow as a practitioner and improve their organization’s security operations. Attendance is completely free, and registration is officially open to LogRhythm customers, partners and members of the security community.

RhythmWorld 2020 will provide deep-dive learning sessions, comprehensive training, access to technical LogRhythm experts, and feature an epic capture the flag event. Sessions attendees should look forward to sessions such as:

  • Thinking Like the Adversary to Thwart Cyberattacks
  • Threat Hunting with MITRE ATT&CK Technique ‘X’
  • Women in Security Power Panel
  • Live Red and Blue Teaming in LogRhythm

 

In addition, LogRhythm executives — including CEO Mark Logan, Chief Security Officer James Carder, and Chief Marketing Officer Cindy Zhou — will host panels and fireside chats with leading security executives, including:

 

  • Abid Adam, group chief risk & compliance officer of Axiata Group Berhad
  • Sam King, CEO of Veracode
  • Chris Mitchell, chief information security officer of the City of Houston
  • Avani Desai, partner and president of Schellman & Company
  • Kip James, vice president and chief information security officer, global information security, TTEC

 

“LogRhythm is committed to providing our global community with the cybersecurity resources they need, and we’re excited for more participation from our international customers and partners by holding RhythmWorld virtually,” said Logan. “This security conference is as much about learning from LogRhythm’s own team of experts as it is learning from prominent security industry leaders and fellow attendees. We look forward to providing more of our community with those same quality learning experiences as they’ve come to expect with our in-person events.”

LogRhythm began its RhythmWorld conference series in 2017 to enable its customers to engage in peer-to-peer learning, discover security trends and best practices and help its users maximize their knowledge and use of the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform. Last year, participation increased by over 100 percent, with more than 400 customers and partners in attendance. Ninety-three percent of attendees indicating they gained value by attending the conference, enhancing their security industry knowledge, and expand their use of the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform.

More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. For more information on the event, to register, or to sponsor the event, please visit logrhythm.com/rhythmworld.

About LogRhythm

LogRhythm empowers more than 4,000 customers across the globe to measurably mature their security operations program. LogRhythm’s award-winning NextGen SIEM Platform delivers comprehensive security analytics; user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA); network detection and response (NDR); and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) within a single, integrated platform for rapid detection, response, and neutralization of threats. Built by security professionals for security professionals, LogRhythm enables security professionals at leading organizations like NASA, XcelEnergy, and Temple University to promote visibility for their cybersecurity program and reduce risk to their organization each and every day. LogRhythm is the only provider to earn the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SIEM designation three years in a row. To learn more, please visit logrhythm.com.

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New ODU SPC 16 - Single Power Connector for High Power Applications

ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies, is introducing to the market ODU SPC 16, the robust single power connector solution.

The ODU SPC 16 is a robust single power high voltage and high current connector. This connector benefits of the ODU LAMTAC technology, a high performance contact system with maximum current carrying capacity.

ODU SPC 16 has a robust housing made of engineered plastics and a bayonet locking system that ensures a quick and easy mating. The single power connector is IP65 in mated condition, can stand currents up to 615A/1,000 V, and has up to 5,000 mating cycles, making it a highly reliable and stable connector solution. Additional product features include: touch proof IP2X, operating temperature range of -40 °C up to +60 °C, crimp termination type for the plug and a screw termination for the receptacle, cable cross section of 150 / 185 / 240 mm² and 6 color coding options.

ODU's new high power connector solution, ODU SPC 16, is ideal for various applications, such as but not limited to stationary power distribution, emergency generators, and mobile power supply trucks. For more info go to: https://www.odu-usa.com/connector-solutions/electrical-contacts/odu-spc-16/

ODU Group: Global Representation with Perfect Connections
The ODU Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing 2,300 people around the world. In addition to its company headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn (Germany), ODU also has an international distribution network and production sites in Sibiu/Romania, Shanghai/China and Tijuana/Mexico. ODU combines all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies including design and development, machine tooling and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU Group sells its products globally through its sales offices in China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Romania, Sweden and the US, as well as through numerous international sales partners. ODU connectors ensure a reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media for a variety of demanding applications including medical technology, military and security, automotive, industrial electronics, and test & measurement.

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Jawfish Digital Announces An Exciting Relief Package For All New Clients

Jawfish Digital, the digital marketing, and web design firm that also specializes in creating meaningful and effective content, has announced the launch of a new Relief Package for new clients. The package aims to help new businesses achieve their objective of creating the best exposure for their brands even as the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown continues to affect many firms. 

“We are happy to announce a new Relief Package for the benefit of our new clients,” says Jim Tee, President/COO of Jawfish Digital. “The Relief Package includes either free web design or one free blog/article and optimization. We understand that it can be difficult to get your brand out there, especially now, but with our promotion package, Jawfish can help you strategically and successfully implement your brand.” 

Apart from the payment plans, Jawfish Digital also offers content and web design referral programs and rewards as a mark of appreciation for the support of their customers.  "Our company has a passion for serving our customers with a commitment to deliver more with less.  We are result driven and customer centric."- Jim Tee, President/COO of Jawfish Digital.

Jawfish Digital stands apart from other digital marketing firms by offering a personalized connection to each of its clients. This is achieved by utilizing a variety of tools that keep their clients informed at every stage of the website development process.  

Breaking away from the traditional methods of web designing, Jawfish Digital not only works in close association with clients from beginning to end of the website process but also offers a subscription-based payment option that includes everything from website maintenance to any changes that a client might want to update. Clients continue to have access to top-class expertise even after the website is designed and commissioned. 

The company has unmatched industry expertise in SEO, Google Ads, and in various critical aspects of content creation and digital marketing processes. Jawfish also offers E-Book creation and design for longer content as a part of their content marketing solutions.  They always supplement their services with informational guides and blog posts that provide vital industry tips and trends for a variety of topics.

The Relief Package announced for new clients is a welcome move that has been highly appreciated by several customers whose business has been affected by the pandemic but want to keep their brand image active among their clientele. With their promotion package, Jawfish can help companies strategically and successfully implement their brand promotion programs.

For more information, visit https://jawfishdigital.com 

To check out their past work, visit https://jawfishdigital.com/portfolio/ 

About Jawfish Digital:

Jawfish Digital is the top content marketing and web design agency in Raleigh, NC. It was founded in 2015 with a passion for serving customers with a commitment to deliver more with less and specializes in providing exceptional service and results to its clients. The result-driven and customer-centric firm has a marketing team with years of experience working in the sales, digital marketing, and web design industries. They serve customers across all industries including local and small businesses, startups, and established businesses looking for a redesign, in the US and internationally. 

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Tompkins International Launches New Mobile App to Help Businesses Ensure Facility Safety & Compliance During COVID-19

Tompkins International, a leading supply chain consulting and solutions firm, has announced the launch of SentryCheck, a new solution to help businesses operate safely and effectively amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The easily configurable mobile application can prompt users to perform time-sensitive tasks, record critical inputs, automatically send corrective action alerts and more.

“With warehouses operating around the clock to meet customer demands during the pandemic, it is more important than ever for businesses to verify that all processes and procedures are being followed to keep their facilities safe,” said Denny McKnight, CEO of Tompkins International. “By leveraging Tompkins’ 45 years of supply chain experience, SentryCheck provides businesses with the validation they need to ensure the health and safety of their employees and customers throughout COVID-19 and beyond.”

SentryCheck offers complete data transparency with cloud reporting and dashboards, allowing compliance teams to monitor all facilities from a single view. It provides automated tools to ensure all facilities comply with their company’s COVID-19 procedures, including Workplace Entry, Facility Sanitation and Remediation & Communication, as well as other customizable checklists and tasks. Additional features include:

  • Hourly, daily, weekly and monthly required tasks accessible from any iOS or Android device
  • Customizable task management checklists for any operational needs
  • Secure cloud-based storage of all task observations, activities and audit commentary
  • Corrective action alerts sent immediately via text or email
  • Photo, video and audio capture with notes for accurate recordkeeping
  • Consistent and complete reporting and analytics with subscriptions

 

In addition to the new mobile app, Tompkins International also offers free digital resources to help businesses overcome operational challenges and deliver on customer demands during COVID-19. The company’s COVID-19 Resources hub includes educational and thought leadership content that focuses on the impacts of COVID-19, successful supply chain reinvention strategies and other related topics to help businesses flourish in these uncertain times.

To learn more about SentryCheck or to schedule a demo of the solution, please contact us at info@sentrycheck.com.

About Tompkins International
Tompkins International is a global supply chain consulting and solutions firm dedicated to helping clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. Founded in 1975, Tompkins has integrated its decades of experience in strategy, commerce, logistics and technology into an ecosystem of four business units: Supply Chain Consulting, Material Handling Integration, Robotics and Applied Technologies. By combining best-in-breed services and technologies, Tompkins delivers a true end-to-end supply chain solution enabling clients to improve the customer experience and ensure long-term success. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.tompkinsinc.com.

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MSI Global Transformation Solutions Joins RES Forum’s Technical Partner Program

As part of the Technical Partner program, MSI has helped develop RES Forum’s Policy Analytics and Risk modules that allow companies to compare (on an anonymous basis) their risk and assignment policies against all other companies. Currently over 100 organizations have input data. For those companies who have already input responses, they will have the ability to change these, model scenarios and see the impact on overall weight and cost of these changes relative to others.

MSI’s Global Relocation division is a leading provider of relocation and Global Mobility Transformation® solutions to organizations worldwide. MSI has a diverse portfolio of services designed to help companies effectively and strategically meet their mobilization needs.

David Enser (The RES Forum) said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Timm Runnion and his team at MSI Global Ttransformation Solutions. The quality and service that MSI delivers to corporate clients and transferees is outstanding and that’s why we are excited to have them as one of our Technical Partners.

Timm Runnion, MSI Chairman said, “We too are delighted to build on the outstanding relationship we have with RES Forum and look forward to collaborating on these excellent tools, providing genuine value to our clients and the broader relocation community.” Kim Raymond, MSI’s SVP Global Talent Strategy added: “RES Forum’s values and culture of collaboration, research and shared learning will continue to resonate well with our clients.”

About RES Forum (http://www.theresforum.com). Created in 2006 as an independent community for International HR & Mobility professionals and is now the largest and most active network, specializing in global mobility survey data, modelling and analytics. Over 1850 members from 820 of the world’s leading companies in 41 countries, all mobility professionals, have joined the RES Forum and are active participants in knowledge sharing in an increasingly growing online community.

About MSI (http://www.msigts.com): MSI helps to transform businesses into highly optimized and well executed organizations that can embrace the ever-changing dynamics of the global economy.

Global corporations depend on MSI’s trusted expertise and managed services capabilities in the specialized areas of:

Global Immigration                
Domestic Relocation                 
Global Employer Services
International Assignments
Global Employer Services
Mergers & Acquisitions            
Post-Merger Integration
Change Management                
Globalization                    
Procurement
Diversity and Inclusion            
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Compensation & International Payroll    
Tax & Equities
Business Traveler Compliance        
Technology & Digital
International PEO                
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Analytics

Companies grow, compete, and globalize with MSI

http://www.msigts.com

Media Contact:
Nick Royle, MSI Global Transformation Solutions | nick.royle@msigts.com | +1 (603) 274 9100

http://www.theresforum.com

Media Contact:
Ken Scott, The RES Forum | ken@theresforum.com | +44 (0) 7562 986444

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OTTC Completes Fiber to the Home Build in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Romulus and Ovid NY

Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) is proud to announce that it has completed its 600-mile Fiber to the Home (FTTH) build in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Romulus, Interlaken and Ovid, NY. OTTC is also the first independent telephone company in Upstate New York to implement the new FlexNAP™ system from Corning, a leading innovator in materials science, into their FTTH build. This system allows for faster, more reliable fiber installation to both homes and businesses. As a result of its innovative fiber build, OTTC was awarded the FTTXcellence Award during the 2019 Fiber Connect conference.

OTTC’s new OTTC Blast router is being deployed to FTTH customers to provide them with the ultimate whole home wi-fi solution. This router gives the customer complete control of their network with the OTTC Smart Home app. This allows the customer to setup guest wi-fi, utilize parental controls, run speed tests, and manage their home network.

Paul Griswold, President and CEO of OTTC says, “We’re on the cutting edge of fiber technology, and our new OTTC Blast Router will provide customers with the most reliable whole home wi-fi solution.”

“Corning is excited to support OTTC’s most recent FTTH build, and proud that our pre-terminated solutions continue to deliver value in deployments across America,” noted Clark Kinlin, SVP of Corning Optical Communications. “OTTC’s willingness to innovate makes them the ideal partner for deploying next-generation solutions like FlexNAP. We’re looking forward to the countless benefits fiber connectivity will bring to the Ontario-Trumansburg community.”

OTTC has been owned and operated by the Griswold family since 1920, and now has 5 generations operating the company. Known for its innovative communication solutions, our 5 generations of family, have prided ourselves in keeping up with the technological times, the company has undergone many evolutions over its 100 years of operations. This has allowed its current generation the ability to provide customers with the latest high-quality and technically advanced communication services.

To meet the advancing needs of customers, Paul Griswold founded Finger Lakes Technologies Group (FLTG) in 1995. In 1999 the company became one of the earliest Cisco partners, and by the year 2000 the company had become a premier Cisco partner with over 100 Cisco Certifications. FLTG’s 3,000-mile fiber network serviced over 75 cities in Upstate NY, and in 2014 FLTG received the New York State Broadband Award for Fiber Innovation. FLTG was also the recipient of Top Work Place Awards for New York State in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, FLTG was sold to FirstLight. Now known as OTTC, the company continues to provide the largest privately-owned fiber network in Upstate NY.
To stay up to date for promotions and everything fiber to the home related, like OTTC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OTTelephone.

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The Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) and their subsidiaries form the largest independently-owned telephone Company in New York State, providing phone and internet services to more than 8,000 residential and business customers. Founded in 1920, OTTC is a five generation, family-led business that keeps innovation at its core with nearly 100 years of experience. OTTC offers services in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Ovid and Romulus. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ashley Gustafson at 585-313-9794 or email at ashleyg@ottctel.com .

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The Leading Provider of White Label Marketing Services in the USA and Canada Expands Product Line and Enters European Marketplace

White label marketing service specialists, yourlabel, expands across Europe and adds to its product line, giving marketing agencies and media companies the opportunity to diversify their service portfolio and create new revenue streams without the extra costs and investments that usually come with growth.

The white label service model is simple, yet effective. When a company partners with yourlabel they can pick and choose from a wide range of marketing services to re-sell to their clients. When the company gets a new order, yourlabel’s team of marketing experts step into action. Acting as an extension of the company, yourlabel fulfills the service and provides all necessary support. Many companies choose to outsource marketing services because it is a cost-effective, efficient, and practical avenue for revenue generation and sustainable growth.

The initial expansion of yourlabel is focused on the UK and offers several unique benefits to the marketplace. As opposed to outsourcing to local providers, yourlabel offers companies access to fresh, unique and innovative perspectives on marketing strategies and services that are not otherwise found in Europe. The favourable exchange rate also makes yourlabel a cost-effective solution for European companies.

“Our expansion into Europe is the first step in getting Canada recognized as a valuable supplier of marketing solutions in the international stage. Our team will bring a wealth of fresh ideas and expertise to the European community. In an already extremely competitive marketplace, agencies who adopt yourlabel early will be able to stand out in the crowd” says Vimal Siva, CEO at yourlabel.

The synergy between the UK and Canada extends beyond just sharing a language, with a time-change of only 5 hours, companies in the UK can tap into yourlabel resources and support during business hours and receive responses in a timely manner. All factors that are a necessity in the fast-paced realm of online marketing.

Renowned in the marketing industry for their extensive white label marketing services, yourlabel is synonymous with excellence in expertise and support. With a full complement of online marketing services available, including PPC, SEO, reputation management, social media management, content development, website design and development, marketing agencies and media companies have the unique opportunity to brand themselves as a one-stop-shop for marketing services, and offer a comprehensive range of marketing services to their clients.

More about yourlabel white label services:
A division of Canadian owned and operated OutReach Media, yourlabel is a fast-expanding white label marketing outsourcing provider that is changing the way marketing agencies and media companies do business. While yourlabel handles the logistics and fulfillment behind the scenes, companies can focus on their sales and client relationships.

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Houston Native, Rashad Garrett Creates Faith of a Mustard Seed Therapy App Bridging the Gap for Accessible Mental Health Services in COVID-19 Pandemic

Houston Life coach, Rashad Garrett, has thrown a lifeline to those struggling with mental health problems during the pandemic and beyond with the launch of his new app, Faith Of A Mustard Seed (FOAMS).

The global pandemic has caused a drastic increase in the number of people dealing with mental health issues. In fact, a Federal Agency emergency helpline dedicated to helping people in emotional distress registered more than a 1000 percent increase in April for their service in comparison to the same period last year. But despite the growing demand for mental health services, therapists are struggling to bring their services online due to restrictions with reimbursement and licensing.

With the current state of affairs, the FOAMS App has never been timelier. Touted as the social therapy app, the FOAMS app offers a space for individuals to grow socially and emotionally by providing help for issues such as depression, anxiety, self-identity, abandonment, insecurities, low self-esteem and much more. Users of the app can access one-on-one personal therapy from the platform’s clinicians that include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Licensed Therapists, and Life Coaches. Sessions are facilitated via phone, video calls, and live chats; users can even send in-app messages to their counselors.

FOAMS is a black-owned, LGBTQ business blazing the trail for a new kind of Telehealth. When asked about the motivation for creating the app, CEO and Founder, Rashad Garrett, explained: “I wanted to bridge the gap between counseling and technology by providing a preventative source to the society’s growing epidemic of depression. We just want people to have a place to turn to when they feel overwhelmed and or struggling with Mental health issues.”

For those who prefer self-help, the FOAMS app hosts free podcasts that focus on self-help techniques by industry leaders. There is also 24/7 access to forums and discussions moderated by life coaches and special guests as well as articles on topics such as abuse, relationships, panic attacks, depression, and more. FOAMS app also offers motivational apparel for children and adults.

The FOAMS App is available for free download in the Apple and Google app store. For further information, or to shop FOAMS apparel and other merchandise visit https://www.foamstherapy.com/.

Media Contact: Tikiyah
Email: toverstreet (at) relatepublicrelations.com

 
 

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The Receptionist announces contactless visitor check-in experience with latest version release

The Receptionist today announced the release of a new Contactless Check-In option for its visitor management system as a way to reduce contact liabilities in businesses and facilities and help minimize the risk of spreading any virus or disease.

After months of intensive research into different screening procedures, interviews with customers to determine needs, and internal product testing, the rollout of the new contactless functionality prioritizes keeping visitors and employees safe during the check-in process when the chances of using shared equipment are at their highest.

“Business leaders around the world have had to rethink how they welcome visitors through their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Andy Alsop, President and CEO of The Receptionist. “We wanted to ensure that any solution we produced in response to this need would add lasting value to our customers not only during this time, but far into the future. By making our contactless feature available immediately to everyone using our software, we believe we’re helping our customers keep their visitors and their employees safer and healthier.”

The Receptionist for iPad's contactless feature allows office visitors to check in using their personal mobile device, without needing to physically touch an iPad kiosk or download an additional app, and at no additional cost.

Upon arrival, visitors can use their mobile device’s camera to scan a QR code displayed on the iPad screen, launching a browser that walks them through answering each company’s unique visitor check-in questions.

Additionally, visitors can start the process prior to their arrival by accessing a unique URL provided by the business. They will then be able to answer any questions ahead of their scheduled visit.

Once they’ve answered the check-in questions, visitors will be given a unique QR code on their mobile device to present to the iPad’s camera that will complete their check in and notify the appropriate contact that their visitor has arrived.

Feedback from Receptionist for iPad customers has been overwhelmingly positive in the initial days since the contactless feature’s release.

“As a community of independent health and wellness providers, protecting the health and safety of our Members and their clients and patients is at the forefront of what we do,” said Scott Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Nexis Wellness. “The Receptionist for iPad has been a critical tool at Nexis for the past three years, and we are confident that our visitors are going to love using the new contactless check in process.”

The initial release of the contactless feature includes the ability to have visitors sign health, security, and/ or liability agreements/statements digitally and print badges (if a printer is available) once a visitor has scanned their QR code to confirm their check-in and log their Covid-19 risk.

Planned future updates include functionality to recognize returning visitors, take photos from the mobile device, search contacts, and more.

“We see contactless visitor check-ins becoming much more the standard rather than the exception moving forward,” said DeLynn Berry, The Receptionist Co-Founder and Director of Engineering, “and we’re going to continue to place our resources into additional functionality that provides our customers and their guests the best experience possible.”

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Altium Launches the #MyAltiumStories Showcase Contest Celebrating the Passion of PCB Designers Everywhere

Altium is launching an exciting new contest this summer, open to engineers, students, inventors, and companies. The contest will allow PCB designers from all industries and experience levels an opportunity to show off their design work and a chance to be featured on Altium’s popular Altium Stories YouTube channel.

The Altium Stories YouTube channel, launched in late 2019, features short videos showcasing innovative projects designed by Altium users. In mere months the channel has grown to nearly 6500 subscribers and individual videos have received as many as 35,000 views.

The #MyAltiumStories contest gives viewers the unique opportunity to have their own designs featured alongside industry luminaries ArduinoHouston Mechatronics and Piano Arc. Contest winners will also be eligible to win Altium Designer licenses, official Altium-branded merchandise and more.

The contest is just as exciting for Altium, as it gives the company another way to connect with the PCB design community. As Masha Petrova, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Altium, elaborates, “Altium users are more than just customers to us—they’re vital to our success as well as the advancement of future technologies. The #MyAltiumStories contest is a great way for anyone who loves PCB design to show off their creations while inspiring peers and future generations of designers.”

Informative videos showcasing current projects using Altium PCB software tools may be submitted through August 31, 2020.

For detailed contest rules and requirements, please visit: https://resources.altium.com/p/showcase-your-designs-and-win.

ABOUT ALTIUM

Altium LLC (ASX: ALU), a global software company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products.

The growing demand for smart and connected products is driving advancements in electronics technology. Design trends are demonstrating the need for minimizing power, reducing package size and energy consumption, and prioritizing high-speed design. For over 30 years, Altium has been delivering software that maximizes the productivity of PCB designers and electrical engineers, from idea to board. Users are at the center of Altium’s R&D and business operations. With its unique Business-to-User approach, Altium is focused on developing software that is easy to use and implement, with solutions that enable innovation and deliver industry-leading user productivity.

 

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Podcast Part 2 of the Trilogy: Digital Transformation: Planning with Dr. Paul J. Bailo

The second part of the trilogy – Digital Transformation with Dr. Paul J Bailo has just been released. In this latest podcast which focuses on the planning part of Digital Transformation, Dr. Paul J Bailo has shared his views on the critical role of planning in the digital transformation process.

“The planning phase is a critical piece in the digital transformation process,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation.  “The chances of achieving success in the digital transformation strategy depends to a large extent on the planning part. The execution is easy but the planning is harder.” 

Dr. Paul who has proven expertise in multiple competencies states that the planning process must begin with an evaluation of the changes that are needed, and understanding why a business exists, and how it functions. 

Dr. Paul says that business owners must have a clear focus on the goal and identify the performance gap and the opportunity gap distinctly. It is equally important to understand what form of change is needed to move ahead and whether the organization is ready for that change. 

One of the key requirements to successfully implement the digital transformation process is having the right leadership team to guide the organization through the change. The leadership must keep pushing because some amount of skepticism will always be seen among the early adopters as they might not be keen on innovation and change. 

Dr. Paul admits that ushering a change in the existing business process could be hugely challenging as it involves fundamentally changing the core foundation of the business.

According to Dr. Paul, the critical piece of the idea of digital transformation is to have the right leadership and the right people in the team. Those with the right digital mindset can convince and take others along and can transform even large institutions. 

“There will always be resistance to change as people who have been working in an organization for long have their minds wired in a specific manner,” says Dr. Paul. “Digital leaders who want to plan a successful digital transformation can’t have people with legacy thinking on their team.  The foundation piece is imp but the thinking has to be flexible and they must be ready to change.” 

Organizations need the best digital transformation professionals to be able to pull off the change successfully. Empowering is the best way of removing obstacles in the digital transformation process. This involves providing people access to the process, training, preparing, and educating them, and ensuring that they get completely involved in the transformation journey. 

Dr. Paul avers that digital transformation leaders must not only possess emotional intelligence but also a street sense. The team can support the other players through proper training, performance management systems, controls, and constantly improving the process. 

Dr. Paul again reiterates that there are just a handful of professionals who can deal with the multitude of challenges posed by digital transformation. The key thing to focus on is building the climate of change in an organization. 

Leaders must understand the psychology of building commitment for change. For this to happen, it is important to know the culture of the organization and the planning must be made around that culture. 

According to Dr. Paul, digital planning is all about rethinking the business process, rethinking what the future looks like, how it is to work with new and different clients, embracing new technology, and new data analytics.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. 

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Rocket Launches First WordPress Edge Cloud Service, with Built-in Website Security Suite, Increasing WordPress speed by 2-3x world-wide

Lead by Web Hosting Industry Veteran and seasoned startup founder Ben Gabler, Rocket today emerged as an all-in-one Managed WordPress Hosting provider at the Edge of the cloud.

Rocket is Gabler’s vision for bringing WordPress to the Edge of the Cloud with Global Caching and Website Security inherently built-in to the Platform. After spending years working with WordPress users seeking CDN and WAF solutions to layer on top of their hosting provider - Gabler realized there was not only an opportunity to integrate these services but simplify the experience so every WordPress website in the world can effortlessly benefit.

“WordPress users should be able to focus on building and managing their website content without needing a degree in security and performance best practices” said Gabler. “Our platform has a unique footprint at the Edge of the Cloud that not only brings WordPress hosting as close as possible to your website visitors, but it also provides Enterprise Website Optimization and Security tools at no additional cost.”

Starting with the end result, Rocket’s platform enables WordPress users of all sizes to deliver maximum WordPress performance across the globe, while maintaining a secure experience. Rocket delivers a full suite of optimization tools within the platform removing the skill sets and resources needed to manually configure separate plugins and operational settings during a WordPress deployment, optimization or update. WordPress users can now focus on what matters most, making a digital impact..

Rocket Platform Benefits include:

  • Easy to use Control Panel: Modern interface built for WordPress users of all sizes - making it easier than ever to develop, stage, launch, and boost your WordPress Website performance.
  • Premium Servers & Global Footprint: Directly connected with all major ISP networks the platform’s Enterprise grade servers at the Edge of the cloud put your WordPress within arms reach of our Website Visitors.
  • Built-in Caching (CDN) and Proxying: Rocket automatically caches all website content in over 200 locations, no plugin or configuration required. Rocket’s global caching fully supports dynamic content including WooCommerce. We also proxy and cache several third-party scripts like Google fonts to reduce DNS lookups and increase load time on your pages.
  • Always-on Website Security suite: Every WordPress installation includes a Website Firewall (WAF) and Malware Scanning/Patching specifically tuned for WordPress at no additional cost. Protecting every WordPress install from common http attacks, weak password usage, brute-force prevention, and much more.
  • Optimized JavaScript and Images: Our platform can automatically optimize your website’s use of JavaScript and increase page load time by asynchronously loading it. The platform also applies lossless image optimization with WebP support
  • Automated WordPress Updates: Save time, headache, and money with our automated WordPress core, plugin, and theme updates.

 

As a WordPress plus Edge Solution, Rocket is the only provider to leverage over 200 locations around the world extending the footprint of every WordPress installation. Not only is caching and security built in, the Rocket platform minimizes packet transfer delivering premium performance at increased speeds to site users anywhere in the world.

To build this innovative and easy-to-use WordPress hosting platform, Rocket teamed up with Total Server Solutions. “We take great pride in customizing our global reach and hyper converged cloud offering to support our client’s innovations” said Gary Simat, Total Server Solutions’ CEO. “The Rocket story is one of many partnerships where the result achieved more than each could accomplish individually. Even more, Total Server Solutions is using the Rocket platform to build our WordPress online presence”

“We’re really excited to bring this Product to market with our partners. While the name Rocket may be new, the team behind it is extremely seasoned” said Gabler. “Seeing WordPress evolve from the early 2000’s to where it is today, we’re thrilled to be a part of the WordPress community again. We strongly feel our Platform will really make an impact to provide a better Internet experience for users all over the world”

Rocket’s Simple, Fast, & Secure Managed WordPress Hosting is available today and is priced based on resources required starting at just a month. See full pricing details on our website or contact our Sales team for more information.

About Rocket

Rocket is an all-in-one Managed WordPress Hosting platform built for WordPress Websites of all sizes. We deploy and cache your entire website in over 200 locations with built-in Website Security tools. We primarily compete with WPEngine, Kinsta, and GoDaddy. Our management team comprises hosting industry experts that bring over 30 years of combined experience to the table. With an easy-to-use control panel on top of an Enterprise grade global footprint, we hope to help make the internet a safer place for WordPress users of all sizes. For more information, visit onrocket.com

For more information, media and analysts may contact:
Aaron Phillips
Rocket
Chief Revenue Officer
aaron.phillips@onrocket.com
646-895-6320

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LM Instruments Partners with Nano Dimension to Market Revolutionary PCB/Hi-PEDs 3D-Printers

South Florida, July 9, 2020Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM), a leading Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME)/PE (Printed Electronics) provider, has signed an agreement with LM Instruments, which will represent it in the Mid-Atlantic States by marketing its 3D-Fabrication machines for High-Performance Electronic Devices (Hi-PEDs). 

LM Instruments is a reputed manufacturers' representative organization focused on the electronics manufacturing industry.  Its President, Alfred Freire, commented: “The Mid-Atlantic electronics manufacturing industry is predominantly categorized by prime contractors in the defence and space industries. Furthermore, the end user is always looking for short time-to-market, together with the highest quality, to meet the stringent requirements of their mission critical applications. The ground-breaking technology in these 3D-Fabrication Machines drastically reduces the development cycle time. It is now possible to enable on-site prototyping and it can be done within a few hours instead of a few weeks.” 

LM Instruments will work with Nano Dimension to market this new, disruptive technology, enabling the rapid prototyping of 3D Hi-PEDs (High Performance PCBs). The DragonFly LDM machine can be placed in the work area to fabricate the device overnight. It saves the hassle of having to send the IP rich electronic circuit files to another supplier or even in some cases to another continent. With Nano Dimension's 3D additive electronics technology, it becomes remarkably easy to print functional electronics prototypes and complex multi-layer Hi-PEDs in-house. 

The technology also helps to limit the environmental impact by optimizing design, size, and weight. Waste and procurement can be reduced with additive manufacturing of embedded electronics directly on board.

Multi-layered IC interface stepped socket

20-layer embedded capacitor timing PCB

20-layer embedded coil DC to DC convertor PCB

There are many other benefits of using Nano Dimension’s 3D PCB printers. Engineers and organizations can easily ensure that the confidentiality of sensitive IP is secured when development takes place in-house. It puts to rest the costs and concerns associated with IP infringement.

“The features of this technology are ideally suited to the Mid-Atlantic electronic manufacturing industry,” added Yoav Stern, CEO of Nano Dimensions. “LM Instruments brings product know-how, customer base knowledge and tremendous enthusiasm to ensure that our technology is successfully introduced locally. Over the years they have successfully marketed complex products to many local companies.”

About LM Instruments:

LM Instruments specializes in marketing highly engineered and automated products to the electronic manufacturing industry commonly known as the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) industry. LM Instruments is located in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor. For more information, visit https://lm-instruments.net/3d-pcb-printers-nano-dimension/

 About Nano Dimension

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME). High fidelity active electronic and electromechanical subassemblies are integral enablers of autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones, and in vivo medical devices. They necessitate iterative development, IP safety, fast time-to-market and device performance gains, thereby mandating AME for in-house, rapid prototyping and production. Nano Dimension machines serve cross-industry needs by depositing proprietary consumable conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components, to function at unprecedented performance. Nano Dimension bridges the gap between PCB and semiconductor integrated circuits. A revolution at the click of a button: From CAD to a functional high-performance AME device in hours, solely at the cost of the consumable materials. For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com.

NANO DIMENSION INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

Yael Sandler, CFO | ir@nano-di.com 

 

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Technology

CloudAccess, a Cloud Equity Group Portfolio Company, Completes Second Add-on Acquisition

CloudAccess, a leading Wordpress and Joomla cloud hosting provider based out of Michigan, today announced that it has expanded its professional service offerings with the acquisition of Miller Media, a Michigan-based web development and search engine marketing firm.

Miller Media is a Google Partner digital marketing agency focused on Internet marketing strategies, usability, conversion improvement, SEO, SEM, design, and development of websites. For over 30 years, the team at Miller Media has worked to bring transformative experiences to the business goals of its clients and the unique needs of its customers.

The add-on acquisition will allow both firms to leverage resources from each other to expand their respective service offerings and create significantly more value for their clients.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Miller Media. Combining the expertise and assets from each company presents significant opportunities for growth” said Jonathan Gafill, CEO of CloudAccess.

"Very proud of my team and excited for the tremendous opportunity and synergies that this new partnership with CloudAccess offers” added Dan Miller, CEO of Miller Media.

About CloudAccess
CloudAccess.net is the premiere hosting and support platform for the Joomla and WordPress content management systems. The company developed and has exclusive rights to the Cloud Control Panel (CCP), a custom built, feature-rich, application management portal that is setting new standards within the hosting industry. CloudAccess.net is home to over 15,000 websites and offers an industry-leading support team that supports all core Joomla or WordPress features.

About Cloud Equity Group
Cloud Equity Group is a strategically positioned investment management firm capitalizing on the rapidly expanding industries of web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure. The company’s primary focus is leveraging investor capital in the acquisition of private lower middle market companies that possess high levels of unlevered free cash flow and/or significant opportunity for exponential growth.

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Casebook PBC Releases Saas for Human Services in Four New Program Areas

Casebook PBC, known as a leader in child welfare software innovation, has continued its expansion across human services into four additional program areas. The New York City-based software company has been quietly developing its new platform and bringing innovation to new areas of human and social services. Casebook’s configurable Software as a Service (SaaS) platform is now bringing innovation to nonprofit and state and local government organizations in Youth & Family ServicesDomestic Abuse & Victim ServicesInspection & Licensing Services, and Foster Care & Adoption Services.

"In times of crisis, such as the current pandemic, and the accompanying economic instability, there has never been a greater need to support the human services organizations and agencies that serve our country's most vulnerable. We've taken over a decade of experience in child welfare, user-centered design, and best-in-class software development and turned that into an affordable SaaS solution that can bridge the technology gap facing far too many human service organizations. Organizations no longer have the luxury of months or year-long modernization projects. Human services organizations require software that is native to the domain - and even specific program areas, as well as easy to onboard and requires very minimal training for their staff. With Casebook, we are getting service organizations up and running in weeks, including importing historical data. Crises don't honor delays, and our newest offerings are eliminating technical and programmatic obstacles so that organizations can work digitally and save time." said Nicole Reece, Chief Product Officer.

Casebook, originally incubated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a person-centric SaaS, inspired by the original version of Facebook. Purpose-built and designed to help workers, Casebook was originally designed with child welfare experts as a way to help workers prioritize and collect the data required to make informed decisions and improve outcomes. Today, Casebook PBC continues to create innovative solutions that are cloud-based, mobile-ready, and built with input from experts and workers in the program areas we support.

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The Summit Learning Program: Big Promises, Lots of Money, Little Evidence of Success

Virtual learning and personalized learning have been at the forefront of education reform discussions for over a decade. One leader of this sector, Summit Public Schools, has been backed by almost 0 million philanthropic dollars from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the Gates Foundation, and others. Summit Public Schools has aggressively marketed its Summit Learning Platform to schools across the United States since 2015. As a result, the Summit Learning Program is now one of the most prominent digital personalized learning programs in the United States.

In Big Claims, Little Evidence, Lots of Money: The Reality Behind the Summit Learning Program and the Push to Adopt Digital Personalized Learning Platforms, Faith Boninger, Alex Molnar, and Christopher M. Saldaña, of the University of Colorado Boulder, provide a thorough analysis of Summit Public Schools, an 11-school charter network operating in California and Washington. Summit Public Schools began marketing its proprietary Summit Learning Program to potential “partner” schools in 2015 as a free, off-the-shelf, personalized learning program; it is now used in nearly 400 schools nationwide.

The marketing message of Summit Learning Program trades on the alleged success of the Summit Public Schools. Summit claims to have developed a “science-based” personalized learning model of teaching and learning that results in all of its students being academically prepared for college. It further claims that its students succeed in college and are prepared to lead successful, fulfilled lives. These successes, it claims, are the result of its unique approach to personalized learning and the use of the digital platform at the heart of its approach.

None of these claims made by Summit Public Schools have been confirmed by independent evaluators. In fact, other than scant bits of self-selected information provided by Summit itself, Boninger, Molnar and Saldaña found no evidence in the public record that confirms the claims. Nor did Summit Public Schools provide the information that the authors solicited in a California public records request.

Despite the lack of evidence to support the claims made by Summit Public Schools, the Summit Learning Program has been adopted by nearly 400 schools across the country. While Summit has offered positive anecdotes and some selected data, there is no solid evidence that “partner” schools are experiencing the promised success; to the contrary, there have been a number of reported incidents of problems and dissatisfaction. Further, the student data collected pursuant to the contracts between Summit and these partner schools presents a potentially significant risk to student privacy and opens the door to the exploitation of those data by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and possibly by unknown third parties—for purposes that have nothing to do with improving the quality of those students’ educations.

Virtual education and personalized learning are at the top of the education reform agenda in large measure because of hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and advocacy by philanthropic organizations (e.g., the Gates Foundation), large digital platforms (e.g., Facebook and Google), and venture capitalists anxious to access the school market.

Exacerbated by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to find safe ways to educate their students. The rapid spread of the Summit Learning Program, despite its risks and lack of transparency, provides a powerful example of how policymakers are challenged when faced with a well-financed, self-interested push for schools to adopt digital personalized learning programs. Boninger, Molnar and Saldaña provide policymakers with recommendations to protect the public interest by establishing oversight and accountability mechanisms related to digital platforms and personalized learning programs.

Find Big Claims, Little Evidence, Lots of Money: The Reality Behind the Summit Learning Program and the Push to Adopt Digital Personalized Learning Platforms, by Faith Boninger, Alex Molnar and Christopher M. Saldaña, at:
http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/summit-2020

This research brief was made possible in part by the support of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice (greatlakescenter.org).

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), a university research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Visit us at: https://nepc.colorado.edu

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Allerio Mobile Hub Now Certified by Multiple Cellular Carriers to Enable Telemedicine for First Responders and Healthcare Systems

At Allerio we have chosen to do things differently. At Allerio we solved an important problem with connectivity for telemedicine and remote communications. We knew it had to be portable, it had to be reliable, it had to be secure, it had to be simple, and that it just has to work.

We are proud to announce that Allerio has passed all FCC and carrier certification requirements to operate on three U.S. nationwide networks simultaneously for its Allerio Mobile Hub platform. Allerio is a portable connectivity platform that optimizes cellular connectivity, enabling first responders in the field to reliably record, share, and transmit critical patient and other broadband data for telemedicine at the point of care and in transit.

Allerio CEO TJ Kennedy said, “At Allerio we are passionate about empowering first responders with life-saving technology. When creating Allerio, we looked at what was available for telemedicine at the patient’s location and found that more was needed, so we went to work to solve that problem. We came up with something completely different that optimizes coverage of three nationwide carrier LTE networks in one device that is lightweight, portable and is extremely easy to operate.”

Allerio Corporate Development Officer Jason Karp added, “The Allerio solution is a true step forward in connectivity options, which has been validated by public safety in the field, facilitating telemedicine for faster patient interventions and enabling true community paramedicine.”

The Allerio Mobile Hub platform, which includes all network connectivity, is now available for one low monthly fee. To learn more about Allerio, visit http://www.allerio.com.

About Allerio

Allerio's smart connectivity solution for first responders and other public safety personnel provides a reliable communication platform that facilitates the exchange of critical information and data from the field. Through an easy to use, one-button interface, Allerio offers an efficient and secure “Mobile Hub” to connect devices and transmit rich data in real-time, whether at the incident or in transit in an emergency vehicle. Allerio is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota with satellite offices spanning the U.S., including production facilities in Madison Heights, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.allerio.com and follow us on social media.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Technology,Telecom,U.S

4R Systems Taps Mark Garland as President and CEO to Lead the SaaS Solutions Company to its Next Phase of Growth in the Retail Supply Chain Space

4R Systems, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based machine learning & AI solutions that help retailers optimize their supply chain and merchandising decisions, announced Mark Garland to serve as its new President & CEO. Effective immediately, Garland will be responsible for leadership in all areas of 4R’s operations.

“On behalf of the 4R board, we are pleased to select Mark Garland as our new President & CEO,” said Marshall Fisher, 4R board member and UPS Professor, Operations and Information Management Dept. at The Wharton School of Business. “Mark has been key to our growth since he joined us in 2012. He has created positive change in all areas of our business and has been instrumental in countless operational improvements.”

Prior to assuming the role of President & CEO, Garland served as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Solutions at 4R Systems, where he was responsible for growing the company’s brand and expanding sales.

4R’s new President & CEO, Mark Garland, said, “It’s a great honor to be chosen by our board to lead 4R. I’m proud to serve our entire team as each one has the utmost commitment to the success of our retail clients. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than when a retail client is pleasantly surprised by the increased profit 4R helped them to achieve. We’ve got more good things in store for our retail clients and I’m eager to keep 4R moving forward.”

“We are grateful for the leadership of Kevin Stadler, our former President & CEO," added Fisher. “Stadler and Garland were a great team. We know Stadler will bring success to the new role he has accepted, as he’s an innovator at heart. Mark Garland has earned this leadership role and the entire board is confident he will help 4R navigate uncharted territory in the retail world.”

About 4R Systems
4R is a leading provider of cloud-based, prescriptive analytics solutions leveraging the latest machine learning and AI strategies that help retailers optimize their supply chain and merchandising decisions.

Its innovative SaaS solutions are dedicated to helping retailers improve strategic decisions across the key functional areas of demand planning, omnichannel replenishment, assortment optimization, product markdown and seasonal allocation planning. Its holistic modeling learns your consumer demand including price elasticity, seasonality, localized demand variation, promotion lifts, and substitutability while allowing retailers to control the amount of risk.

Whether a traditional or pure e-commerce retailer 4R’s benefit driven methodology provides a flexible framework of exception-based management and scenario planning to meet the needs of a competitive landscape. Call (610) 644-1234 or visit http://www.4rsystems.com.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Retail,Services,Technology,U.S

Quotible and Spincar Join Forces to Introduce Immersive Digital Experiences in Lead Response Emails

Quotible, a premier lead response and communication company, and SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising, today announced an integration that will enable dealers to deliver advanced digital merchandising experiences within every Quotible quote.

This advanced new integration enables dealers to feature SpinCar’s interactive 360° WalkArounds and Feature Tour experiences in their outgoing lead response sent via text and email. Allowing prospective buyers to explore every aspect of their vehicle of interest directly from the lead response builds greater confidence in their purchase decision. With this new capability, dealerships are able to deliver a better first impression when responding to leads and consumer inquiries.

“As a long time SpinCar customer, I was excited to see the integration between SpinCar and Quotible as it will provides for a more dynamic way to show photos and ‘spins’ of cars to our customers along with an engaging customer quotation tool,” said Bill Feinstein, President of New Jersey Planet Honda. “We now can provide our customers with a fully dynamic quoting environment that will only increase ‘stickiness’ and conversion rates."

“We at Quotible could not be more excited about our partnership with SpinCar, as we feel both companies have an aligned goal to increase conversions for our dealer partners and improve the consumer shopping experience,” said Nick Kaptain, co-founder of Quotible.

“Over the past 6 years, thousands of dealers have upgraded their static, photo-based websites with enhanced digital experiences that truly bring their vehicles to life online,” said Devin Daly, SpinCar Co-Founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with Quotible to be the first in the industry to extend this same technology to the outbound lead response process, and we look forward to welcoming them into our expanding partner ecosystem.”

Quotible is a dealer-founded technology that was created to solve the most common and critical pain points associated with automotive lead response and communication. Quotible replaces static, unengaging CRM email templates with powerful, personalized, and interactive quotes sent by both text and email. Dealers using Quotible deliver a first response that drives engagement, satisfies customers, differentiates the dealership, and most importantly, helps increase contacts, appointments, and closing percentages.

The integration with SpinCar offers various benefits including:

  • Personalized quotes that deliver a multimedia 360-degree virtual exterior and interior walkaround of every vehicle
  • Improved transparency and trust with close up zooming and panning of dealership inventory from every angle
  • More empowered shoppers in full control of vehicle exploration

 

ABOUT QUOTIBLE

Quotible is a dealer founded interactive lead response technology that helps progressive dealers all across the US maximize every single opportunity and differentiate from the competition by delivering highly engaging interactive quotes via text and email. Dealers using Quotible deliver a first response that drives engagement, satisfies customers, differentiates your dealership, and most importantly, helps increase contacts, appointments, and closing percentages. To learn more about Quotible, visit Quotible.com

ABOUT SPINCAR

SpinCar offers automotive dealers, wholesalers, OEMs and third-party marketplaces the industry’s most advanced platform for digital automotive merchandising. The company’s suite of products build trust between buyers and sellers by bringing the physical showroom experience to car shoppers wherever and whenever they want. SpinCar’s proprietary shopper behavioral data and digital technology applications enable vehicle sellers to deliver hyper-personalized interactions across the entire car buying journey. To date, the company has delivered more than 700 million shopper interactions across 20 countries. To learn more about SpinCar, visit SpinCar.com.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

VIA AIOps Announces the Next Generation AIOps Application

Vitria today announced the evolution of their Digital Operations suite with the VIA AIOps Application, which enables reliable automation across all layers of service delivery to improve the customer experience and optimize operations.

Customer experience is the ultimate measure of successful digital transformation — the VIA AIOps Application assures service delivery experience across today’s large and most complex ecosystems. The challenge operators face is siloed with noisy monitoring tools that tell them plenty about what is broken, but almost nothing about why and the potential impact to customer experience. In order to stay ahead of customer-impacting issues, operations teams need to leverage automation made available by digital transformation, but first need to separate root cause from symptoms, build trust in the analysis and then understand the potentially impacted population. However, lack of visibility across the entire service delivery ecosystem and ‘black box’ analytics can mask the real cause and make automation ineffective or even dangerous. To fully benefit from their investment in digital transformation, enterprises need less noisy monitoring tools and more comprehensive AIOps applications.

Today, Vitria is introducing VIA AIOps delivering a value multiplier that leverages all the data coming directly from sources or events from existing monitoring tools across the application, network and infrastructure layers in service delivery. VIA AIOps goes beyond traditional AIOps solutions by cross correlating this data with customer experience markers and change management events to provide the complete analysis needed for incident lifecycle automation.

“Today, we bring to market a comprehensive AIOps Application that helps enterprises accelerate their pace of innovation,” said Chris Menier, GM Digital Transformation, VIA AIOps. “Automating the incident lifecycle can maximize the customer experience while optimizing operations. VIA is the only AIOps application in the market that provides total ecosystem observability and explanatory analytics to assure the service experience.”

VIA AIOps

Is a next generation AIOps application that improves customer experience by providing total Ecosystem Observability, Explanatory AI, and Experience Assurance.

Total Ecosystem Observability—learns dependencies and generates an ontology across all layers of service delivery including application, network and infrastructure performance, as well as customer experience markers and change management events.

Explanatory AI—delivers advanced analytics and machine learning to accurately detect anomalies and determine what is the cause, what is symptomatic, and what customer populations are impacted with visual explanations of all analysis and actions.

Experience Assurance—remedial actions can be automated and customer-affecting issues can be predicted and acted upon prior to customer impact.

Learn More: Bridge CX to Service Operations

About Us

Move from Analyzing Data to Automating Actions. VIA AIOps enables reliable automation by correlating data and events across all layers of service delivery to improve the customer experience and optimize operations. Automation minimizes the incident-to-response lifecycle and overall service and customer impact. VIA AIOps provides total ecosystem observability, and explanatory AI to increase confidence in automation and speed up operationalization. Using VIA AIOps provides experience assurance to your customers — know and act on problems before your customers do.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

International Internship Grant Allows Broward College Students to Participate on a Virtual Internship

5 high achieving students from Broward College (Florida) will complete a 1-month Virtual Internship this summer, after receiving funding from the Armstrong International Internship Grant exclusively offered to Broward College students. The Grant was funded by David Armstrong, former president of Broward College and current board advisor to Virtual Internships. His grant will cover the program fee for the 5 selected recipients to intern with an internationally-based company through Virtual Internships’ program.

The 5 awarded students include:
Ariana Martinez, a film major
William Zachary Dean, a biology major
Annie Villalta, a rising senior at College Academy High School planning to major in political science or economics
Kyle Ozuna, an international relations major
Gia Marquez, a chemical and biomedical engineering major

Recent Virtual Internship program participants have been placed with global small-to-medium enterprises (SME’s) and nonprofits, such as Karen Hilltribes Trust - a community-based organization supporting the Karen people of Thailand.

“Internships provide students with valuable workplace skills and experience for their future careers,” said Armstrong. “Through Virtual Internships, these students will also receive global and international business experience that should enhance their world view and career opportunities. The students at Broward College receive an outstanding academic experience, and these diverse grant recipients will no doubt improve their life and work experience through their internships.”

Due to COVID-19, 2020 has seen a massive push towards remote working for employees and interns alike. Organizations such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will host thousands of worldwide interns through remote and virtual internships this year.

“I feel very honored to have won this scholarship as it helps me participate in a wonderful opportunity to work in the field I eventually want to have a career in,” says Martinez of winning the scholarship.

About starting his internship, Ozuna says he is “most excited to put into action lessons that I have been taught and apply them into the real world. Also, [I’m excited for] the opportunity to be able to step out of my comfort zone to try something new.”

“I am excited to meet professionals with completely different cultures than myself, to begin to learn how they think. I think meeting people is wonderful, especially people who are so different than I am and who are also professionals within their fields. I think the most exciting part will be making lifelong connections with other respected professionals in my field,” says Dean.

When asked what she hopes to accomplish during her internship, Villalta says, “I hope to gain work skills that will potentially boost my employability. I also hope to gain cross-cultural skills that will help me communicate with those who are different from me.”

“I’d like to increase my skills in written communication and problem-solving as well as mastering software and platforms relevant to my career field. Be able to adapt and gain an international perspective and most importantly, be able to demonstrate my potential as a Dominican Woman in STEM,” says Marquez.

Virtual Internships is grateful for its partnership with Broward College and its fundamental belief in the positive outcomes of academic and professional development programs of international nature. Additionally, we thank David Armstrong for his vision and generous support, allowing more students to have the opportunity to gain professional and international experience.

About Virtual Internships
In addition to these 5 students from Broward College, Virtual Internships will be supporting over 1,000 students from around the world to complete a remote international internship this summer. Students wanting to gain global work experience can complete an internship from the comfort of their own home, working 20-30 hours per week for 1-3 months. Virtual Internships’ program follows the highly-regarded National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies framework.

High school students can also access the program through Virtual Internships Foundations programming, which is a structured 4-week part-time internship and career-exploration experience. Those interested in learning more can visit Virtual Internships' Website

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Planet Depos Releases Safety Guide as States and Localities Begin to Re-Open

Planet Depos, LLC, a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting and litigation technology services, has distributed its safety guide, “A Safe Return to In-Person Litigation,” to its clients worldwide. As areas stabilize from the pandemic, government stay-at-home orders are lifted, and law firms return to in-person litigation, Planet Depos has implemented additional safety measures in its administrative and satellite offices.

“We are committed to the safety of staff returning to the field, in addition to all court reporters and guests present at our various locations around the world,” commented Joseph DiMonte, Co-founder and Managing Partner. “We are staying up to date with local, state, and federal orders regarding safe return to the workplace, along with recommended safety guidelines.” Best practices include, but are not limited to the following:

Full Disclosure: Prior to entering a Planet Depos office, all staff, contractors, and guests are requested to disclose if he or she is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms or has had contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last 14 days so that appropriate accommodations can be made.

Advanced Cleaning and Disinfection: Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch spaces and surfaces is maintained in each of the Planet Depos offices per health authority guidelines, including all workspace areas, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, kitchens, and other areas. Signage throughout the offices serve as reminders for all employees, contractors and visitors to promote safety through emphasizing basic infection prevention measures.

Face Coverings: Upon arrival to a job location, Planet Depos staff, contractors and guests are required to wear a face mask.

Social Distancing: Planet Depos staff, as well as contractors and guests, are requested to maintain six feet of social distancing. Maximum capacity of conference rooms and offices is temporarily lowered in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Plexiglass Barriers: All Planet Depos satellite offices are equipped with Depo Shields, which are strategically placed for client use, and court reporters have been advised to add the shields to their equipment list when covering proceedings. The Depo Shield provides an extra layer of safety by blocking any droplets spread through talking or coughing.

Personal Hygiene: Planet Depos staff and contractors are encouraged to continue practicing good personal hygiene wherever work takes them, including touchless greetings, frequent handwashing, and respiratory etiquette.

Additionally, Planet Depos requires its staff and contractors to ensure depositions taken outside of a Planet Depos office are just as safe as those taken in the office. This includes requiring staff and contractors to wear face masks at any facility during their entire stay, practicing social distancing even when the facility does not specifically require it, and to carry hand sanitizer.

“Planet Depos recognizes that communicating with our clients and with our staff is more important now than ever,” said DiMonte. “Throughout the migration back into the physical workplace, we will continue to review and adopt best practices for health and safety, provide guidance and recommendations to our team, and welcome ongoing feedback from our staff, contractors, and guests.”

With its robust IT infrastructure, Planet Depos will also continue to offer remote depositions in a technologically secure environment from any location that has cell phone or internet access.

About Planet Depos

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Planet Depos, is the only international court reporting agency led by court reporters and world-renowned industry experts. Planet Depos provides court reporting and legal technology solutions throughout the United States and abroad to international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. The Company has extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. A forward-thinking company, Planet Depos is conversant with the latest technologies and works closely with clients to implement case-winning tools.

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Pantomime’s Reality Faucet with Liquid LiDAR for 2020 iPad Pros Brings Realistic Physics to Augmented Reality

Pantomime Corporation has today launched the Reality Faucet augmented reality app which, on Apple’s iPad Pro 2020 models, uses new LiDAR depth tracking technology to seamlessly merge moving virtual objects with real environments in real time. The Liquid LiDAR in-app purchase lets users spray a kind of virtual liquid around their space, where it realistically flows across floors, behind furniture, and over irregularly shaped objects; bouncing off, flowing and pooling around real things; is pulled by gravity, fills containers; and physically interacts with other droplets and even with the iPad itself.

Liquid LiDAR is a milestone in augmented reality across several dimensions:

  • Physics — hundreds of virtual objects collide with the real world — with seamless occlusion as virtual objects disappear behind real ones.
  • Graphics — gorgeous translucent, shiny animated 3D droplets reflect the room, sky, and even details like floor tiles in each rolling, sliding bubble.
  • Sound — dozens of 3D sound sources engulf users via their iPad Pro’s four speakers. Surrounded by liquid — when a big bubble pops behind a user, sounds stay put even as he turns and moves.
  • Performance — high physics and graphics frame rates for hundreds of dynamic, interactive objects — with the user’s environment represented in tens of thousands of polygons — all ideally matched to the iPad Pro CPU, GPU, LiDAR and mobile tracking hardware.
  • Cutting edge hardware and software — the app leverages new LiDAR hardware and iOS 13.4 with new Reality Kit software — all introduced by Apple in late March 2020.

 

“LiDAR is the biggest leap ever into realistic virtual worlds people can reach into,” says Pantomime co-founder and CEO David Levitt. “Where clunky VR headsets block out the environment and isolate users, augmented reality is about anchoring things in the real world. Until now, the standard for mobile AR was recognizing where the nearest flat floor or wall was. Now AR knows the exact shape of your space and all the irregular objects in it. Seeing virtual objects interact realistically with the real world is a new kind of magic.”

The Reality Faucet app and its Liquid LiDAR in-app purchase are available for 2020 iPad Pros at the App Store today.

Pantomime Corporation, founded in 2014, has created augmented reality apps, earning awards including the Silicon Valley World Cup, patents, and fans with the first physically realistic networked AR experiences.

Pantomime founders Dr. David Levitt and Don Hopkins were on the teams that invented virtual reality and created The Sims™. Their previous apps include the first augmented reality app Invisibility, Pantomime Bug Farm, and Creatures AR.

Contact:
David Levitt
(707) 318-3456
david@pantomimecorp.com

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Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Coronavirus Crisis: AI Heath-App Helps Seniors Avoid Anxiety & Isolation

The Coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area nursing home has some seniors scared -- not only of infection, but increased isolation.

“Senior living communities like Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC provide immediate health updates via our software platform, so the right message gets to the right person at the right time,” says Kyle Robinson, Co-founder of North Carolina-based Wellzesta, a health-tech company working with eldercare organizations coast-to-coast.

Each day, tens of thousands of seniors and their caregivers use Wellzesta products to stay connected and engaged. The mean age user of the Wellzesta Life software solution is 84, and 79% of subscribers use the App daily. The elderly are more susceptible to the virus according to health care experts and as a result, may face fewer visitors either by facility restrictions or fear from loved ones.

Seniors who experience social isolation or loneliness may face a higher risk of mortality, heart disease and depression, says a newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization.

“Our 500 residents at Aldersgate all get iPads along with training on the Wellzesta app -- our main point of contact. Not only do they get important up-to-the-minute information like the Coronavirus updates – Wellzesta encourages social interaction via the events and calendar feature. It’s easy to RSVP to events and see who else is attending,” says Brooks Shelley, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.

Seniors can stay engaged by signing up for sponsored events (they can see who is attending), do their own health journaling, or consume on-demand wellness articles and videos. Digital assistants, and digital coaches personalize the experience.

“We always get great info from resident association meetings, but when anyone asks me where to find information, I tell them to look at Wellzesta,” says an 84-year old resident of four years at Aldersgate (a Life Plan Community in Charlotte, NC.)

AI App Helps Seniors & Caregivers Stay Informed & Engaged

“The Wellzesta AI platform is super useful – it enables us to instantly communicate important information and tips to our caregivers and clients,” says Bill Osborne, Owner, Right at Home -- a Veteran approved home care agency with offices in Belmont and South Charlotte, NC. Osborne knows a lot about upper respiratory illnesses - having worked on a critical care helicopter flight team for nine years. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Adult Critical Care Specialist with a BA in Health Sciences and Management, Osborne has a deep understanding of virus symptoms and the urgency to share precautions for everyone to stay safe.

“Our caregivers rarely use email while working. Texting isn’t efficient. With Wellzesta’s Thrive, they log on to a password-protected platform, which has everything for them in one place,” according to Osborne.

Wellzesta Thrive is like a security blanket – it keeps me up to date on fun, food and future regarding my work and the world. I share exercises, articles and videos with my clients, which helps us both de-stress and stay healthier,” says caregiver Denise Brown, Right at Home, Charlotte.

About Wellzesta, Inc.
The company's name, Wellzesta is a combination of two words: WELLness and ZEST for life.

Dr. Robinson is the CEO of Wellzesta Inc. Dr. Robinson received a BA in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a combined MD + PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics) degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Co-founder, Kyle Robinson has spent her entire career in senior care and has a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned two Masters in Health Care Communication and Gerontology.

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Beyond the myth: Christie introduces the Griffyn 4K32-RGB all-in-one RGB pure laser projector for permanent and staging applications

The new Christie® Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB continues the Christie tradition of delivering unmatched purpose-built laser projection technology for theme parks, indoor and outdoor sports venues, and other environments where there’s no time for downtime. With 360-degree orientation capabilities, and the ruggedness rental and staging customers demand, the Griffyn 4K32-RGB includes patented next-generation Trulife+ all-in-one electronics for a blur-free experience, and unrestricted connectivity to eliminate the time and hassle of removable option cards.

The Griffyn 4K32-RGB is Christie’s first projector to offer new digital convergence giving users the ability to select Red, Green, or Blue individually and adjust each color by remote control, for easy picture-perfect image alignment that saves time and money. Griffyn 4K32-RGB produces an exceptionally wide color gamut, achieving greater than 96% of the Rec. 2020 color space—more than twice the color of Rec. 709 and 50% more than DCI-P3-capable projectors—for a richer, more memorable audience experience. It also features optional high frame rate (HFR) capability to achieve 120Hz at 4K resolution or up to 480Hz with HD resolution for lifelike images.

“Weighing only 175 pounds (79.5 kg) the Griffyn 4K32-RGB is packed full of powerful features that will enhance your audience’s experience including exceptional color, sound performance below 50dB at full brightness, and superior video processing,” said Brad Martin, senior product manager, Christie. “Users can transport their audience to colorful new worlds since Griffyn not only raises the bar for RGB pure laser projection but soars above it. The Christie line of 3DLP® projectors are market leaders in electronics, illumination, and functionality, and the new Griffyn continues that legacy.”

Christie Griffyn 4K32-RGB at a glance:

  • All-in-one, omnidirectional RGB pure laser projector - compact single chassis, no additional components required
  • Up to 34,000 lumens while operating at less than 50dB at full brightness
  • New TruLife+ all-in-one electronics - unrestricted connectivity, eliminating the hassle of removable option cards        
  • New digital convergence via remote control for easy, flawless, image alignment
  • Rec. 2020 color – more than twice the color capability of a Rec 709 projector
  • 4K lens compatibility – compatible with Boxer and our current 4K40-RGB series

The Christie Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB projector ships in the fall of 2020 with a three-year parts and labor warranty backed by Christie’s industry-leading service and support.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser projectors and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED video wall display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries. DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Small Plumbing Camera from MEDIT Saves Thousands of Dollars for a Barbados Hotel

The track record of the MiniFlex plumbing camera is a story of how a modest investment prevented a huge financial loss. This compact, lightweight and portable camera, designed especially for narrow pipes with multiple bends, was able to locate a leakage in a swimming pool piping system in a Barbados hotel. Freshwater is scarce and expensive on the island, so fixing the issue saved the hotel management a lot of money, and let resort guests keep enjoying the pool and artificial waterfall without interruptions. The plumbing camera was rushed to Barbados when all other methods to detect the leaking spot within a complex and irregularly shaped piping failed. Once the problem area was successfully detected through visual inspection, the exact spot was located thanks to a signal transmitted by a sonde.

This compact and easy-to-use CCTV system was engineered to inspect narrow piping, such as bathroom and kitchen drains, swimming pools, hot tubs, showers, and sprinklers where larger diameter or less flexible push cables turn out to be useless.

MiniFlex comes with three cable length options, 65.6' (20m), 100’ (30m) and 131' (40m). The tiny 0.76" (19.5 mm) camera head boasts a Color CMOS chip, 12 white high power LED lights and an integrated 512Hz sonde, which works with any locator of the same frequency. The cable and the camera head are water-resistant and able to withstand up to 3 Bar pressure. The patented flexi-tube neck of the cable performs extremely well while running through multiple 90 degrees bends in 1.5’’ pipes and larger and can even navigate a P-trap in a 1.25’’ PVC pipe.

The portable DVR unit of MiniFlex plumbing camera has dual power supply: it can operate on a rechargeable battery (up to 7 hours on a single charge) or use standard 110V AC. The DVR is equipped with a 5.6’’ color screen with 640x480 pixels display resolution. The recorded files are kept on a removable SD card, and the image recording resolution is 720x576 pixels.

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Cloud4Wi appoints Scott Ackerman as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

Cloud4Wi, the industry’s leader in location-based customer insights technology, is excited to announce that Scott Ackerman, former CEO of TuneCore, joined the company as COO and Board Member.

"Scott is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cloud4Wi, with a laser-focus on operational excellence, and he is a perfect fit with our company culture," said Andrea Calcagno, CEO and Co-Founder at Cloud4Wi. "I have tremendous confidence in Scott's ability to align Cloud4Wi's world-class innovation with industry-leading operational practices to extend our market leadership."

Ackerman will assume responsibility for human resource, finance, support and customer service, and operations. Ackerman will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of the activities, ensuring operational excellence across the company.

“The opportunity to join Cloud4Wi is very exciting,” said Scott Ackerman, COO at Cloud4Wi. “We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and I look forward to working with this exceptional team to manage these new challenges and to maintain focus on delivering the company’s strategic growth objectives.”

Ackerman joins Cloud4Wi from TuneCore where he served as President and COO in 2010 and was promoted to CEO in 2012. Prior to joining TuneCore, he held executive operations positions at eHarmony, Orbitz, US Airways and American Airlines. He is an accomplished executive leading global sales, services and operations in high growth technology companies.

About Cloud4Wi
Cloud4Wi is a location-based customer insights solution that enables businesses and organizations to seamlessly and safely collect, analyze and act on customer data. Using real-time behavioral insights, Cloud4Wi empowers one-to-one relationships with customers by delivering perfectly-tailored communications at the right moment. With a 10x faster data collection and +30% lift in click-through rate, location-based customer insights drive results in today's new normal. Leading global companies rely on Cloud4Wi. They include Armani, BAC Credomatic, Burger King, Campari, Carmila, Diamonds International, First Trust, Gruppo FS Italiane, Herschend Family Entertainment, Klepierre, Kudu, Lacoste, Loro Piana, MaxMara, New York Botanical Garden, Prada Group, Talent Garden, The Cordish Companies and Valentino.  Cloud4Wi is headquartered in New York, and has offices in San Francisco, London, Paris, Milan, Pisa, São Paulo, and Bangkok.

To learn more about Cloud4Wi, please visit the website at http://www.cloud4wi.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Elena Briola
Cloud4Wi
ebriola@cloud4wi.com
Tel: +1 (347) 296-8790

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SATISFYD Announces Its Annual List of Top Dealer Award Winners for Highest Customer Satisfaction in the Industry

SATISFYD has announced the winners of its Top Dealer Awards for 2020. Each year, equipment manufacturing dealers who have achieved best-in-class customer experience scores from the previous year are selected by SATISFYD’s recognition program to receive a “Top Dealer” honor.

Only 26 dealers were selected for this year’s industry-recognized award, all of whom have made a significant impact on customer experience in the industry, according to their own customers, respectively. Scores are based on real customer survey data on more than 1,000 dealers of top equipment manufacturers from across the United States, Canada, and Australia.

“It’s not easy to satisfy the high expectations of modern-day consumers. That’s why these elite dealers deserve to be recognized for demonstrating excellent customer experiences on a consistent basis,” shared Emilie Spalla, Vice President of SATISFYD. “We’re honored to present this award each year to dealers who clearly consider customer satisfaction to be a top priority, and we’re excited to continue to support their efforts for many more years to come.”

Of the 26 winners overall, the 10 top-performing dealers will receive an exclusive Certificate of Excellence for customer satisfaction:

Cal-Coast Machinery, Inc.
Cross Implement, Inc.
Greenland Equipment Ltd.
Greenline Service Corp.
Hurst Farm Supply, Inc.
Leslie Equipment Co.
Martin Implement
Midland Tractor Company
Neff Co. Avon
S.H. Dayton Ltd

The complete list of honorees can be found here.

SATISFYD works closely with equipment manufacturers and their dealers to drive growth through managed customer relationships. SATISFYD helps dealers recognize, react and resolve issues identified by their customers, thus empowering them to improve customer satisfaction, increase customer retention, and boost their bottom line.

About SATISFYD

SATISFYD engineers database-driven survey and customer feedback processes. It specializes in customer and employee experience programs for equipment dealers. To learn more about SATISFYD and its services visit online at http://www.SATISFYD.com or call 1-800-562-9557.

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Global Peer-to-Peer Renting Site Transforms E-Commerce Landscape

June 15th, 2020 - It’s that time of year again when millions around the world are “spring cleaning” and sprucing up their homes just in time for summer. But, what about all that unnecessary clutter? Sure. You’ll find use for it one day, but not today.

This mindset isn’t an anomaly. A recent global study (1) conducted by SNC-Lavalin found that, out of 7,000 respondents across 150 countries, 66% said they’re likely to rent products or services from others. 

In the U.K. alone, 64% of the population have participated in the “sharing economy,” according to research (2) conducted by the Virgin Group.

With increasing demand for an industry expected to be valued(3) at £9 billion in the U.K. and 5 billion worldwide by 2025, the time is now for a platform that redefines what it means to rent almost anything; anytime, anywhere. 

RentYourStuffs is the disruptor in the global e-commerce marketplace revolutionizing the demand of making instant purchases mixed with the pragmatism of “try before you buy.”

(1)“The Sharing Economy – are we in or out?” – SNC-Lavalin

https://careers.snclavalin.com/gen-z-sharing-economy

(2)“64% of Britons Now Use the Sharing Economy” – Virgin Group  https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/64-of-britons-now-use-the-sharing-economy

(3)“Global Sharing Economy Revenues Could Hit 5 Billion by 2025” – Virgin Group

https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/global-sharing-economy-revenues-could-hit-335-billion-by-2025

The Renting Revolution

Why are so many making the switch from owning to renting when it comes to consumer goods? Most opinions range from growing population mobility to embracing sustainable practices in our personal lives. But, the actual reasons may be more practical and less esoteric. 

In a 2019 study (4) by Lab42, a majority of U.S. respondents between the ages of 18 and 36 (57%) prefer renting to owning in order to test a product before making a purchase. 52% said they only needed a particular item for a short time, while other motivating factors included “spending less” (43%), “convenience” (42%), and “less maintenance and responsibility” (41%). 

With RentYourStuffs, you now have the freedom to rent what you want, for long as you need, across an active global community.

(4)“What’s Mine is Yours… And Yours… And Yours…” – Lab42

 http://blog.lab42.com/whats-mine-is-yours-and-yours-and-yours/

The Rent-to-Own Racket

According to the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations(5), the rent-to-own industry generates an annual revenue of .5 billion a year in the U.S., serving an estimated 4.8 million consumers in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and Canada. 

But, a cursory Google search what seems like a great bargain on paper may, indeed, be too good to be true.

How so?(6) Frequently coming under fire with entities like the Better Businesses Bureau and other consumer protection agencies for alleged misleading sales practices, advocacy groups have successfully changed laws protecting consumers in states like Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. Also, interest rates on items can be upwards of 100% and higher.

(5)“The Rent-to-Own Industry” – APRO

https://www.rtohq.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/APRO-Flipbook-About-Us.pdf

(6)“Beware of the Real Cost of Rent-to-Own Stores for Furniture, Appliances, and Electronics”- MoneyCrashers

https://www.moneycrashers.com/rent-to-own-stores-furniture-appliances-computers/

That’s one of the (many) reasons why RentYourStuffs is a game-changer. By putting power and control back in the hands of consumers, through an innovative peer-to-peer marketplace, “we the people” are liberated from “fine-print fees,” “exorbitant interest rates,” and free to save money (and financial stress) by renting on our own terms.

Turn Your Treasures into Cash

While we won’t know the final economic fallout as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic for some time, most economists agree there will be severe negative impacts on the global economy.

RentYourStuffs offers the perfect opportunity to generate more income or start your own business, by renting what you already have right in your own home.

All you have to do is sign up for a free account (with no hidden membership fees), take and post photos of your items, add a few words, name your price and that’s it! Now you can share your items around the world, communicate with prospective renters via RentYourStuff’s secure messaging service, and invite friends and family to get in on the action.

RentYourStuffs Redefines the Rental Marketplace

With trusted and verified reviews from both renters and sellers, RentYourStuffs offers unparalleled peace of mind while eliminating the hassle of purchasing an item “sight unseen” or knowing you’ll only need it temporarily. 

So, whether you’re looking for new, used, or vintage items or you want to turn your own treasures into cash, RentYourStuffs has redefined the online rental marketplace by helping you save money and make money exactly when you need it.  

For more information, press only:

Delphine Dominic

Email: info@rentyourstuffs.com 

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AI “Swarms” Could Shape the Future of Digital Marketing

In nature, when honeybees gather and form a swarm to look for a new nesting site, their efforts can find the best site over 80% of the time.(1) Likewise, people can pool their intellect on a subject, amplifying it using algorithms modeled after the swarms found in nature. “Human Swarming has been shown to enable groups to reach optimized decisions, prioritizations, and forecasts in significantly less time than traditional methods,” said Louis Rosenberg, PhD, CEO of Unanimous A.I., in the latest B2B If You Market podcast. “In other words, thinking together in swarms makes groups smarter and faster.” Dr. Rosenberg explored the impact of “hive minds” in A.I and its future in marketing in Episode 78 of the If You Market podcast “The Role of A.I. in Marketing, with Dr. Louis Rosenberg," hosted by MountainTop Data’s CEO Sky Cassidy and JoTo PR Disruptors’ CEO Karla Jo Helms.

In 2016, Newsweek challenged Dr. Rosenberg’s team to amplify the intelligence of sports fans to predict the Kentucky Derby outcomes. Their Swarm A.I. model predicted a Superfecta—at the odds of 540:1—by connecting 20 horse racing enthusiasts with their digital platform and applying algorithms to their predictions of winners and precise places. “The result was a demonstration that people are smart and can get even smarter when thinking together as a swarm,” noted Dr. Rosenberg. “Now, Unanimous A.I. is focused on using the unique form of A.I. for marketing.”(2)

According to Dr. Rosenberg, real-time swarming can generate more accurate insights from human populations than traditional surveys and polls, especially when using limited group sizes from 20 to 50 people. For example, a recent study compared Artificial Swarm Intelligence to various methods of statistical polling and found that the group was able to converge on the optimal solution at significantly higher rates when swarming as compared to polling.(2) “Will swarming replace polling focus groups? While thinking together in swarms makes groups smarter and faster, there are a number of comparison points to consider,” Dr. Rosenberg noted.

Dr. Rosenberg’s Comparison of Swarms, Traditional Surveys, and Focus Groups:

  • Groups able to converge on the optimal solution at higher rate when swarming
  • Swarming requires simultaneous participation while focus groups do not
  • Polling requires scheduling for groups to gather
  • Swarming facilitated digitally; by participants logging into platform
  • Real-time swarming is better solution where accuracy is paramount

 

“I’m intrigued by the applications of Swarm A.I. in marketing and wondered when marketing professionals would have some readily-accessible technology application where they could work with a chat bot that allows people connecting to the platform to participate,” Cassidy noted. “Dr. Rosenberg’s response that they have a subscription to a soft offer platform is a solid sign that we’re looking at the future of A.I. in marketing right now.”

Dr. Rosenberg mentioned that in the past, marketing experts relied on human knowledge, wisdom, and intuition in collecting data from the general public. He discussed that “the big push” recently has been in removing the people factor and using big data, noting that this is not nearly as effective as a lot of people think.(3)

“Marketing is all about people, and it was people that created the processes utilizing A.I.,” says Helms, noting that she agrees that A.I. should aim to harness the power of human intelligence.

“In weighing whether swarming will replace polling I see that for applications where accuracy is paramount, swarming is often the superior solution, especially when access to large populations is limited,” Dr. Rosenberg pointed out. “That said, for applications where accuracy is not the highest priority, polling may be a preferred process as it does not require simultaneous participation the way swarming does.”

To listen to the podcast episode on swarm A.I. in marketing with Dr. Louis Rosenberg, visit https://ifyoumarkettheywillcome.com/2020/05/05/78-the-role-of-a-i-in-marketing-with-dr-louis-rosenberg/.

The If You Market podcast is a 45-minute conversation about B2B marketing—new trends, best practices and established tried-and-true. Each episode features a conversation with one expert guest discussing topics like: content marketing, account-based marketing, social media, marketing automation, PR, etc. The podcast airs on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Tunein Radio.

About Louis Rosenberg:
Dr. Louis Rosenberg is the Founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, an artificial intelligence company that amplifies the intelligence of human groups using algorithms modeled after swarms in nature. Their Swarm A.I. model predicted the Superfecta at the Kentucky Derby at 540 to 1 odds. Making a fortune at gambling is great, but Louis Rosenberg and Unanimous AI are focused on using their unique form of A.I. for marketing.

About the If You Market They Will Come Podcast:
Meet If You Market podcast host, Sky Cassidy—an accomplished B2B marketing guru. And his co-host, disruptive PR evangelist Karla Jo Helms. Together they talk with industry experts to analyze marketing and public relations tactics from a perspective of data leveraging in marketing, entrepreneurial insight, and a measure of crisis management.

Sky Cassidy is also the CEO of MountainTop Data. MountainTop Data, based in Los Angeles, CA, provides data and data services for B2B marketing. Karla Jo Helms is the CEO and Anti-PR Strategist of PR agency, JOTO PR DisruptorsTM, based in Tampa, Florida.

1. Staff Writer. “Searching For a New Home – Scouting Behavior of Honeybee Swarms,” Academic.oup.com, 20 December 2006. Web.
2. Staff Writer. “Can Humans Use Artificial Swarm Intelligence to Make Smarter, Faster Decisions?” SU.org, 9 September 2019. Web.
3. McFarland, Alex. “Microsoft to Replace Dozens of Journalists With AI,” Unite.ai, 1 June 2020. Web.

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Rex Academy is offering Free Coding Content this Summer for 10 weeks

Rex Academy, the reputed academy that’s known for providing schools and organizations the best-in-class cutting-edge technology curriculum, has announced that it is offering free coding content for kids this summer. The Academy mainly licenses its standards aligned curriculum to K-12 schools, they also offer online week long summer camps, school year online weekly hour long classes for individual kids and at partnered schools in the USA, and IT job training skills for adults. The initiative has come at the right time as kids and adults are stuck at home due to the Covid19 pandemic and have free time but nothing concrete to do. 

“We are delighted to announce that our online coding classes (private, group, self-paced) for kids this summer have a great start” says the spokesperson for Rex Academy.  “We are committed to bringing high-quality, online, self-directed computer science curriculum to all K-12 students. Rex online coding classes during this summer will help students take a step ahead of their peers towards their technology skills.”

Rex Academy is offering a 10 week, 45 minutes of free daily coding content this summer. If you are a parent or represent a non-profit organization interested in this free daily coding content, please sign up here:

https://mailchi.mp/rex.academy/free-summer-coding-content 

Rex Academy was founded in 2014 by Sandhya Padala, a Master’s Degree holder in Computer Science and an IT Professional with over 15 years of experience. She started the Academy after quitting her job from Harley Davidson as a Technology Design Director. 

The Academy started with a few classes and camps but started building a curriculum gradually and partnered with local schools and organizations. In 2019 Rex Academy started developing its own coding learning portal which is designed to be both fun and educational.

Rex Academy offers the best online coding classes for kids age seven and above. Over 10,000 students have enrolled in their programs. It has successfully completed over 200 Summer Camps. More than 15 organizations are partnered with Rex.

CEO of Rex, Sandy believes that to succeed in the increasingly technology-driven world, every student must learn how computers think. Rex Academy’s mission is to provide high-quality, online, self-directed computer science curriculum to all K-12 students by licensing curriculum directly to schools. 

Here’s what Curt Hazelbaker President/CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas had to say about this initiative:

“I was struck by the comment made by Sandy, that coding is the reading and writing for the future generation. That really resonates when you realize how basic reading and writing is and what that means for coding going forward.” 

Programming is sheer magic and a universal language”, says Rex Academy CEO Sandy Padala. “Kids can develop a passion for it quickly. It becomes an outlet for their creativity and helps hone problem-solving skills. In many ways, programming is the new literacy that every kid must learn in this digital world. The earlier they are introduced to it, the easier it becomes for them to pick it up.”

Today, Rex is a huge success having impacted over 10,000 students in its short tenure. It has taught students through partnerships and pilot programs with major organizations like Girl Scouts, YMCA, as well as camps and classes at reputed private schools such as Greenhill.

For more information, visit:

https://rex.academy/online-classes/    

About Rex Academy:

Rex Academy , a Texas LLC, is an Educational Technology Company founded in October 2014 by CEO Sandhya Padala. The idea for Rex Academy came about due to her desire for her eight-year-old to learn computer programming. 

When it comes to learning to code, it is important to choose the right place that can impart this critical skill for this generation in a simple, fun and engaging manner. Rex Academy is the best place to learn online coding skills. Some of the key benefits of enrolling kids in Rex Academy are that the classes are fun and engaging, it teaches critical and analytical thinking and improves communication skills, it teaches kids to create games, mobile apps, animations, websites, and build software applications. The courses are 80 percent project-based and aligned with National Education standards like TEKS, CSTA and K12CS. The Academy offers multiple ways to learn - self-paced, one on one and small group sessions.

Couple of testimonials from our students.

Aatif
 
 
Samuel 
 




Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Services,Technology

XIMEA Releases 8K Industrial Camera Able to Stream 70 Fps to Production

The well-known high-speed camera line from XIMEA called xiB-64 already includes fast models ranging from 1 Mpix at 3600 Fps to 16 Mpix at 300 Fps. The name of the new addition is CB654 and it offers 65 Megapixels at a remarkable data rate of 70 frames per second when streaming at 10 Bits of RAW image format.

CB654 is utilizing GMAX3265, the latest CMOS sensor from Gpixel which has picture parameters close to sCMOS performance. The 8K consists of 9344 x 7000 which is the world’s highest resolution sensor with Global shutter. The sCMOS level of picture quality is reflected in low noise and Dark current of 2e-/s that makes the cameras suitable for both industrial as well as demanding scientific applications.

There are various grades of GMAX3265 available and XIMEA is capable to supply multiple camera versions to provide different levels of quality and prices. For overall heat dissipation reduction and even better noise results, the cameras are equipped with a fan cooler which can be removed and replaced with a heatsink or water cooling system.

Such high grade sensor deserves an equally impressive interface and it finds this in the face of PCI Express Gen3 with the bandwidth of 64 Gbits and real data throughput of 7000 MB/s – or more than any other conventional industrial camera can compete with. This comes without the need for bulky and expensive frame grabbers or special software.

Additional benefits of PCIe interface are Direct memory access (DMA) with low CPU load and practically zero latency. The cable length can reach up to 300m with fiber optic and bonus GPIO connectors ensure triggering and synchronization. Supplied active EF-mount lens interface enables remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization. All in a robust housing of 60 x 70 x 40 mm and 250 grams.

Applications examples cover: Flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance, 360 panorama, cinematography, instant replays, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR, AR), Sports imaging and broadcasting, motion capture and aerial or city mapping.

Complete release and download of support material:
https://www.ximea.com/en/products-news/high-resolution-fast-speed-gmax3265-camera

About XIMEA
For more than 20 years XIMEA has developed, manufactured and sold standard and OEM cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, industrial inspection and security, as well as scientific grade cameras for life science and microscopy. The main distinction is based on flexibility of development and production processes, and extremely robust way the cameras are built while still providing highest speed and power. Drawing on more than two decades of experience in the industry, XIMEA offer consists of state-of-the-art cameras with FireWire, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and smart cameras with embedded PC and GigE interface.

Learn more about XIMEA at http://www.ximea.com

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Services,Technology,U.S

Diversified Launches New Global Ecosystem of Innovative Technology Managed Services

Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider known for delivering an unparalleled customer service experience, is proud to announce the debut of a global ecosystem of technology managed services tailored to meet the evolving needs of organizations worldwide. With a diverse team of subject matter experts, Diversified's professional services methodology helps fuel success and technology adoption and is backed by follow-the-sun operations support for remote service and dispatch via the company's 24/7 Global Service Center and five regional network operation centers around the world.

"Investing in and expanding our managed, connected services and ‘as a Service’ offerings has been a key initiative for Diversified as the marketplace has already began to realize the need for such higher-level services," says Johan Claassen, chief operating officer, Diversified. "Our Global Services team is the cornerstone of this focus, staying one step ahead with an innovative approach and next-gen solutions for servicing tomorrow's technology." The exciting new suite of solutions includes four strategic offerings:

  • Adopt® (Dedicated Technology Specialist) - Quickly add to your team for simple break/fix and support or specialized skills including content creation, broadcast/streaming and more
  • Assurance (Equipment Warranty, Service and Support) - Expanded coverage for preventative maintenance, programming support, ticket tracking and more
  • Pulse (Remote Management and Diagnostics) - Helping clients achieve predictable business outcomes, security, stability and longevity across their IoT landscape
  • ReFresh® (Technology as a Service) - The use of equipment generates profits, not the ownership, and this realization is driving organizations to opt for strategic asset management plans

 

"Technology and even the ways that we source and consume it are evolving," says Stephen Jenkins, senior director of Diversified's Global Services. "At Diversified, we’re proud to be our clients’ supportive partner on their journey toward transformative technology adoption. This new ecosystem provides organizations with strategic tools customized to meet their unique business drivers, enabling our clients to focus on fulfilling their core business objectives—not the technology behind it."

Designed to support global connections and empower the business of tomorrow, Diversified’s Global Services deliver proactive and intentional service measures to maximize the end user’s ROI and demonstrate the value of these next gen technology solutions to key stakeholders.

About Diversified
Diversified is a leading global technology solutions provider delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions to help a diverse clientele achieve the highest performance levels, enhance their operations, increase productivity and drive ROI. Our mission is to enable a digital future—connecting people, technology and experiences, where and when it matters most. Our solutions are experienced by millions every day. Removing the distance. Delivering a message. Powering business. Celebrating fandom. Even saving lives.

Founded in 1993, we’re a global organization serving local needs with 2,500+ employees in 50+ locations worldwide. Learn more at diversifiedus.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Parkson Launches New Products to Improve Lagoon Treatment Capabilities

Parkson Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor, which provides a simple, easy to operate and cost-effective solution to reduce effluent ammonia levels in lagoon-based treatment plants. The reactor consists of a partially submerged rotating drum filled with media. The unique media design maximizes surface area for high concentrations of bacteria to form and provides aeration as the media moves in and out of submergence during drum rotation.

TumbleOx is ideal for nitrification of partially treated lagoon effluent and suitable for small biological treatment applications, pre-treatment applications and effluent polishing. Multiple drum configurations are available and can be designed for installation in owner supplied tanks or as pre-packaged factory-built units.

Additionally, Parkson now offers a non-activated sludge lagoon treatment solution that combines Parkson’s Biofuser® lagoon aeration system with the TumbleOx Nitrification Reactor. This complete solution is called the IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification Process. The IGNITE offering provides an option to achieve low effluent BOD, TSS, and ammonia limits from existing lagoons without converting to an activated sludge process.

“The IGNITE process with TumbleOx Nitrification Reactor gives our customers another solution for upgrading lagoons to meet tighter effluent quality standards,” said Brad Linsey, Sr. Product Manager. “Parkson’s experience in designing lagoon type treatment in conjunction with the new product offerings allows us to provide a fully engineered and coordinated system with guaranteed performance.”

These products add to Parkson’s already comprehensive line of lagoon-based treatment options, which include Biofuser® lagoon aeration, Biolac® activated sludge systems, Wave-Ox™ process control systems, and EZ Clear™ integral clarifiers.

To learn more, visit parkson.com and explore the new product pages. For any inquiries or additional information, contact Lydia Ebert at marketingfl@parkson.com.

About Parkson Corporation:

Parkson Corporation, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, KS; and Golden, CO, is a supplier of equipment and solutions for potable water, process water, and industrial and municipal wastewater applications. Parkson designs, engineers, assembles, and manufactures the products it sells into the municipal and industrial wastewater segments. Its factories and warehouses are located throughout the United States. The company was founded in 1960 and is currently in its 60th year of business. Parkson Corporation has been owned by Axel Johnson Inc. since 1967.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Cannes XR Virtual and Positron Announce Finalists of Inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling

Cannes XR Virtual and Positron, a leader in XR Cinema, announced the jurors and finalists of the inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Best Cinematic VR, and details on the special VR screening program showcasing the frontrunners’ experiences hosted by The Marché du Film Online and the Museum of Other Realities during the all-virtual event set for June 24-26, 2020. Award finalists will be offered a worldwide distribution deal by Positron. The winner of the Award will be announced in a VR ceremony on June 26th at 12:00pm PST and will receive a Voyager® VR chair package delivered to their studio or office and support for bringing their VR film to the Positron XR network.

Viola Davis, Co-Founder & CEO of JuVee Productions, serves as president of an esteemed jury including Christina Lee Storm, XR Producer, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour" / "Dragons Flight Academy", Jake Sally, (Head of Development, RYOT a Verizon Company), John Canning (Executive Producer – New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain), Josh Nelson (Head of Immersive & Interactive Media, JuVee Productions), and Jeffrey Travis (CEO / Producer at Positron). “We’re thrilled to support Cannes XR and Positron in recognizing the bold vision of talented voices who are using this immersive medium to offer fresh and authentic stories that connect with a global audience,” said Davis. JuVee Productions, helmed by Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, is an artist driven, production company that develops and produces feature films, television, theater, immersive, and interactive content.

Positron CEO Travis added, “Positron was built with a passion to elevate cinematic VR, and through this event we honor some fresh new creatives telling stories in this medium. While Positron is known for its unique VR motion chairs and location-based entertainment platform, we see the virtualization of Cannes XR as an opportunity to help bring the best VR content to audiences. We're excited to partner with Cannes XR and these filmmakers for this first-ever kind of event in VR itself.”

Nearly 200 immersive entries were submitted for the Award. The six finalists of the Positron Visionary Award competition are:

  • Enter The Tomb, Joel Newton
  • Everest VR, Jon Griffith
  • Gravity VR, Fabio Rychter
  • The Great C, Michael Masukawa
  • Lutaw, Michaela Holland and Samantha Quick
  • Wingwalker VR, Malvina Martin and Max Salomon

 

During the Cannes XR Virtual event open to VR headset users, finalists will screen their work at the Positron XR Cinema on the Museum of Other Realities (MOR) online platform starting June 24th. The entire virtual program will remain available until July 3rd via the MOR application on SteamViveport, or Oculus. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream shot by a virtual cameraman from the MOR, including conferences, pitching sessions and project presentations, will be accessible on the Marché du Film Online. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream will also be available on the Tribeca Film Festival and Kaleidoscope.

A network of partner Location Based Entertainment (LBE) in several major cities in the United States, China and France will offer access to Cannes XR Virtual to journalists and guests who do not have a VR headset. In Los Angeles, Positron will serve as the LBE location for the event.

Cannes XR Virtual is the destination where professionals from the traditional filmmaking industry, XR artists, independent producers, leading tech companies, location-based and online distributors will come together to imagine and shape the future of movies.

About Positron
Positron is on a mission to bring wonder and connection to all audiences through its platform for immersive storytelling. Based in Los Angeles, the team includes filmmakers, mechatronics engineers, designers, software developers and artists. Positron is best known for Voyager®, an award-winning, full-motion VR chair platform that has been called "the future of movies.” The Positron XR Cinema, based on the Voyager system, is available for location-based entertainment venues. Positron XR Cinema is also developing the digital platform for XR content. Positron has worked with leading creators in VR as well as companies such as Universal Studios, Disney, Dreamworks, Verizon, Intel, and many more to bring cinematic VR experiences to audiences around the world.

Posted in: Lifestyle,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

DEUTZ Selects Jacksonville Location for New North Florida Power Center

DEUTZ Corporation has chosen a North Florida location for its newest DEUTZ Power Center. The new facility will be located at 8999 Western Way, Suite 100 in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Florida is a booming market for heavy equipment sales and rentals, and it makes good sense for us to establish another new DEUTZ Power Center there,” said Dominick A. “Nick” Vermet, general manager for DEUTZ Power Centers. “The new Jacksonville location will complement the West Palm Beach Power Center that we launched earlier this ear, helping us continue to provide the top-notch, expert service and parts delivery that DEUTZ customers everywhere deserve and expect.”

While the new DEUTZ Power Center location is currently being branded and configured, customers in North Florida are already receiving DEUTZ parts and service support. The new location’s branch manager, Chuck Scott, comes to DEUTZ with nearly 40 years of experience in engine distribution, sales and service in the Jacksonville area.

“We’ve been working hard to recruit a quality support team and officially open this new DEUTZ Power Center for business,” Scott said. “I’ve been in this industry for many years, and I know the difference that good aftermarket sales and service can make for businesses that depend on power equipment for their livelihoods. I want all our OEMS and their customers in North Florida to rest assured that our new Power Center will continue the DEUTZ tradition of top-notch customer support, helping enhance their productivity and profitability.”

DEUTZ Power Center North Florida will have fully stocked parts counters and provide regularly scheduled and emergency service of DEUTZ engines, either at the Power Center location or at the customer’s site via traveling service technicians. DEUTZ Power Center North Florida will also provide dedicated application engineering and technical sales resources for OEMs that utilize DEUTZ products. Manufacturers can receive custom, value-added production and assembly services that result in the best possible DEUTZ solutions for their engine specification and configuration needs. Power Center customers can also purchase new DEUTZ engines, as well as DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines.

To learn more about DEUTZ Power Centers, please visit http://www.deutzsupport.com. For more information about DEUTZ Corporation and its complete line of diesel and natural gas engines, please visit http://www.deutzamericas.com.

ABOUT DEUTZ CORPORATION:

For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The nine millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2015. From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports a broad range of engines with capacities up to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications.

The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release. The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing nearly 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia. Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users. For more information, visit http://www.deutzamericas.com.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Pandell Presents Land Management Solutions at AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020

As part of the kick-off to the AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020 Stronger Together Live Series last week, Pandell’s Director of Land Products, Laura Holt, hosted a live-streaming chat room and poster presentation titled: Automating Lease, Land, & Royalty Obligations to Reduce Operational Expenses. Clean energy developers, operators, and other industry stakeholders were invited to attend to learn how today’s leadership teams are using integrated land management and GIS software to address five of their most common business challenges, including:

1.    How to analyse the status of new development projects in real-time with multiple parallel workflows.
2.    How to achieve quick digital record conversion for mergers and acquisitions.
3.    How to scale-up land management analytics to meet growing operations.
4.    How to pay complex royalties accurately and efficiently.
5.    How to streamline landowner communications in the digital age.

Pandell’s presentation graphic will be on display in the CLEANPOWER 2020 poster gallery throughout summer 2020. AWEA members and non-members can search it by either title (Automating Lease, Land, & Royalty Obligations to Reduce Operational Expenses) or author (Laura Holt) to view the background, methods, solutions, and recommendations on how best to adopt an automated digital approach to managing lease, land, and royalty obligations.

The AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020 conference is the largest renewable conference in the Western Hemisphere. This year, the conference was moved from a live event in Denver to a virtual conference, in which all general sessions were available in a live stream format.

“Pandell has been an active member of AWEA for more than a decade and found events like this provide a good opportunity to connect with our industry associates and customers,” said Laura Holt of Pandell. “Although this year we were forced to connect virtually, it proved that our industry doesn’t just shut down when faced with a challenge. We moved ahead together, and it was great to be a part of it.”

Posted in: Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,Website & Blog

SELLGPU.com, World’s #1 GPU & CPU Trade-In Site Introduces Trade-Ins for RADEON RX 5000 and GEFORCE GTX 1600 Series Chipsets

SellGPU.com, the world’s #1 mainstream GPU, RAM, SSD & CPU trade-in service, today announced the introduction of Radeon RX 5000 and GeForce GTX 1600 Series graphics cards to its trade-in program. Consumers are now able to virtually trade-in any major component that was released during the past 7 years. The trade-in service provides a straightforward and fast process enabling consumers to easily dispose of their used components.

The process begins by selecting your current GPU or CPU from a dropdown and proceeding to checkout with an instant quote. Once checkout is complete, an anti-static protective mailer and prepaid shipping label are delivered within 2-3 business days in order to simplify the process of shipping. A shipping label can also be delivered by email if speed is a priority.

The trade-in program requires a customer to submit a functional component for trade-in to be eligible. Pricing is largely based on the age and value of the component being sent for trade-in.

US based customers that currently own a GTX 700, GTX 900, GTX 1000, GTX 1600, or an RTX 2000 series GPU or an RX 200, RX 300, RX 400, RX 500, RX Vega, or RX 5000 Series GPU are eligible to use the trade-in program. Most mainstream CPUs released during the past 7 years are also eligible.

SELLGPU's CEO Said Hafez believes the program will provide great value for consumers looking to upgrade to next generation chipsets and platforms incoming this summer 2020 while at the same time do not want to go through the hassle of finding a buyer for their components.

About SellGPU.com
SELLGPU.com is a semiconductor recycler and innovator in the computer component recycling field. The company specializes in providing trade-ins and recycling services to mainstream PC users as well as medium to small sized businesses.

Launched in 2014 by PC enthusiast Said Hafez, SELLGPU LLC quickly pioneered GPU, CPU, RAM, and SSD mainstream trade-ins and built a leading presence in the consumer and enterprise grade computer hardware recycling industry. SELLGPU LLC is an A+ BBB accredited business and has received a fair amount of interest and media coverage from the semiconductor sector.

The company received significant attention as it simplified the process of computer component disposition and has become an industry go-to for consumers and businesses looking to sell their hardware.

For more information about the trade-in program, please visit: https://sellgpu.com/

Posted in: Computers & Software,Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

University of Michigan MCity and Florida Polytechnic University Become Members of The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) announced today that the alliance has gained two academic institutions with the onboarding of the University of Michigan MCity and Florida Polytechnic University. With these new additions, IAMTS is now a global, membership-based alliance of more than 20 stakeholders in the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems and services.

MCity is a public-private research partnership led by the University of Michigan which brings together industry, government, and academia to advance connected and automated vehicle safety, sustainability, and accessibility for the benefit of society through research funding, testing and development facilities, and technology deployments.

“We are pleased to join the International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization,” said Huei Peng, director, MCity. “The work of the IAMTS is critical and will ensure that we coordinate internationally. I’d like to thank SAE ITC and the IAMTS Executive Committee for their leadership in organizing this group.”

Florida Polytechnic University is the newest public state university in the state of Florida. As a polytechnic, the university is focused on STEM and has recently formed the Advanced Mobility Institute as a premier research organization focused on autonomous vehicle validation and verification.

“The progress of autonomous vehicle technology is gated by the ability of the industry to solve the critical safety and validation challenges. I have been involved with IAMTS since its early foundational stages and it is quite exciting to see the progress the organization has made in the past year,” said Dr. Rahul Razdan, senior director at Florida Polytechnic University. “We are pleased to accept IAMTS invitation for membership and plan on contributing to moving the state-of-art forward in this field.”

For more information about IAMTS, including membership, please visit: http://iamts.org or contact info@iamts.org.

About The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS)
IAMTS is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program (http://www.sae-itc.com). The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally. Learn more at https://www.sae-itc.com/iamts.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.

Posted in: Education,Services,Technology,U.S

Hindsait Successfully Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification with 360 Advanced

Hindsait, an AI technology company for improved healthcare, today announced the successful completion of their HITRUST validated assessment. Having earned HITRUST CSF certification, Hindsait can now provide a high level of assurance regarding their security and risk management efforts.

“With several leading Fortune 500 healthcare payers and providers entrusting us with their data, which represents more than 40 million patient lives across our solutions, we have invested significantly in ensuring our security infrastructure meets the highest standards,” said Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO of Hindsait. “Hindsait’s achievement of HITRUST CSF certification offers our clients confidence that we keep their members’ health information protected.”

The HITRUST assessment took into consideration the people, processes, and technology behind Hindsait’s Utilization Management and Risk Adjustment Audit Services systems. The certification effort demonstrates that the organization’s clinical review and audit platform meets federal and state regulations, as well as industry-specific requirements for handling protected health information, and that the organization appropriately manages its risk.

The assessment was completed by the professional and independent third-party audit firm, 360 Advanced, Inc.

About Hindsait

Hindsait, Inc. (Hindsait), headquartered in New Jersey, is a leading technology company focusing on healthcare. Hindsait’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology - Software as a Service (SaaS) platform includes a sophisticated Clinical Natural Language Processing (CNLP) platform and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) toolset. The AI platform enables Payers and Benefit Managers to reduce unnecessary health services, human errors, biases, wastage, and fraud, by augmenting Pre- as well as Post-service Medical Necessity reviews, coding review including ‘prior-authorizations’ and ‘payment integrity audits’. Hindsait’s capabilities start with its ability to ingest and translate “unstructured free text” in patient charts within the context of clinical guidelines and business rules.

The AI platform’s RPA toolsets along with its CNLP enabled extractions drive machine learning and predictive analytics. Hindsait’s AI algorithms can quickly sift through thousands of pages of medical records and evaluate, score, and accurately predict medical necessities of diagnostic tests, procedures or medications during pre-service as well as post-service medical necessity reviews and recoupment audits, saving the health plans several tens of millions of dollars in cost-of-care savings, besides administrative review costs.

For Hindsait inquiries, please contact:

Brad Timm
Chief Security Officer
info@hindsait.com
About 360 Advanced
360 Advanced is “Making Better Businesses” through their national Cybersecurity and Compliance offerings. Services provided include SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC for Cybersecurity, SOC for Supply Chain, CSA STAR, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HITRUST CSF, Microsoft SSPA Attestation, Penetration Testing, GDPR, CCPA and more. In certain states, 360 Advanced may operate under the name of Hiestand, Brand, Loughran, P.A. to meet State Board requirements for CPA firms. To learn more about 360 Advanced, visit http://www.360advanced.com.

For more information on compliance solutions, contact Jim Brennan at jbrennan@360advanced.com.

Media Contact:
Fkubicki@360advanced.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

altumAI EXTENDS futureWork PLATFORM TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES RETURNING TO WORK

altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to support businesses returning to work.

futureWork was launched in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Since inception, futureWork businesses have monitored their workers risk using the futureWork Supervisor and Worker applications to mitigate risk on the jobsite. The mobile enabled software and apps give organizations insight to understand and avoid risk across organizations with aggregated risk scores, micro-training, coaching, and messaging. futureWork provides workers with tailored insight to understand and avoid their individual risk with risk scores, micro-training, and messaging.

futureWork’s latest Screener and Guest apps and software supports the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions new recommended employer return to work guidelines around education, self-screening, and administrative controls. “While CV-19 has disrupted every aspect of business across the US, one common thread across all industries is that worker health and safety has never been more important,” said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. “futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education, Self-Screening, and Individual Control Measures. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help businesses return to work.”

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here.

About altumAI
altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit http://www.altumai.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Complimentary Webinar to Showcase New Cone Beam CT Accreditation Standards: Presentation to Highlight Key Thought Leaders

RadSite™, a CMS-recognized accrediting agency promoting quality-based advanced diagnostic imaging, is offering a complimentary webinar called 2020 RadSite ConeBeam CT Standards Overview. The webinar will take place on June 17th, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET and will last approximately one hour. Click here to register.

“Cone Beam CT imaging represents a new and innovative way to image for certain specialty exams, including dental/maxillofacial, ENT, mammography, orthopedics, and podiatry,” notes Garry Carneal, JD, RadSite President and CEO. “The webinar will highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with Cone Beam CT systems, including the need for national quality and performance standards.”

The session will be moderated by Mr. Carneal and will feature the following speakers:
-William Harrell, Jr., DMD, C. DSM, RadSite Chair, Cone Beam CT Standards Committee, and Assistant Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham
-Adam Powell, PhD, RadSite Standards Coordinator and President of the Payer + Provider Syndicate
-Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite Chief Medical Officer

The webinar is complimentary and pre-registration is strongly encouraged:
-Title: 2020 RadSite ConeBeam CT Standards Overview
-Time: June 17, 2020; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
-Register: Click here to register..

“The webinar will describe the two-year standards development journey which has incorporated key performance and manufacture requirements with an eye on developing uniform physics metrics for Cone Beam CT in the near future,” Dr. Siegel elaborates. “This dynamic session also will highlight what RadSite has learned about fine-tuning the final requirements during the beta-test accreditation review period.”

“The new Cone Beam CT Accreditation Program will establish the most detailed standards for specialty imaging that are available for this emerging market,” adds Dr. Harrell. “The Standards Committee spent many hours discussing key aspects of what is required to promote quality-based imaging—including scope of practice parameters for various types of dental and medical providers using Cone Beam CT systems for diagnostic imaging.”

“Utilizing the input of numerous clinical and industry experts, we have drafted high-fidelity standards that address key operational issues, such as the role and prerequisite qualifications of the clinical director, interpreting provider, imaging technologist, and other personnel,” said Dr. Powell. “The session will highlight our next steps for launching the new Dental and Medical Cone Beam CT MIPPA Accreditation Programs.”

As part of its spring webinar series, RadSite hosted two other webinars which can still be viewed by registering below:
-2020 RadSite Standards and Accreditation Updates (recorded on April 15, 2020). Click here to register and listen to the webinar.
-Overview of Cone Beam CT Imaging (recorded May 6, 2020) ET. Click here to register and listen to the webinar.

RadSite offers a comprehensive, affordable, quality-based accreditation program that evaluates providers on established industry standards and best practices. Working with health plans and their participating providers helps raise imaging standards through meaningful imaging quality and patient safety protocols. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and more than 350 payers and radiology benefit managers.

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About RadSite™ (http://www.RadSiteQuality.com)

Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the U.S. and its territories. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s programs help assess, track, and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or info@radsitequality.com.

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Eastern Computer Exchange and VMUG to Host Webcast on “The Digital Workspace”

Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. (Eastern), a leading global solution provider, announced today that it will host "The Digital Workspace," a VMware VMUG Webcast, on June 10, 2020. The session will cover the evolution of VMware Horizon and options for hosting VDI, with a Q&A session with the experts.

Led by Eastern’s Eric Tomasello, a 21-year veteran in the private, hybrid and public cloud solutions space, with speaker Steve Blake, senior cloud architect, the webcast will cover VMware’s VDI solution, VMware Horizon and tips for how an organization can leverage public cloud providers to host their virtual desktop environments. "The Digital Workspace" will also include a review of Horizon 7, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure and Horizon on AWS, with a discussion on how organizations can extend their on-premises Horizon deployment into a cloud provider.

“With the COVID-19 outbreak impacting people across the globe, the shift to a remote work environment has been game-changing,” said Tomasello, director of Cloud Solutions Northeast, Eastern. “It’s more important now than ever for organizations to simplify the way they manage and deliver virtual desktops and apps—on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi-cloud.”

In addition to the webcast, Eastern is also offering a COVID-19 Tech Plan to help customers respond to the current pandemic. The plan includes resources to help businesses accelerate their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to support a remote workforce.

To register for the webcast, visit the event registration page here. Live attendees who opt in to share their information with Eastern will be entered into a drawing to win a 0 Amazon gift card.

About Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc.
Celebrating its 30th year in business, Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. (Eastern) is a Westport, CT-based enterprise technology solutions provider with a proven track record of architecting, designing and deploying complex enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Hyper-Converged, Server, Desktop, Elastic Cloud, Isilon and Backup and Recovery solutions. ECEI is a certified partner for industry-leading IT manufacturers, such as VMware, Dell Technologies, Cisco and others.

With offices in 46 locations across five continents, Eastern boasts a team of highly skilled technology strategists to help global organizations deploy the gold standard in enterprise IT solutions.

For more information, visit http://www.ecei.com/, Twitter @EasternCompExchLinkedIn or YouTube

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Bluegrass Water, a Division of Central States Water Resources, Acquires New Water and Wastewater Systems in Kentucky

Bluegrass Water Utility Operating Company, a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), has completed the acquisitions of three Kentucky water and wastewater systems previously approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

“We appreciate the Commission’s continued support of our proven abilities to deliver access to clean and safe drinking water and reliable wastewater systems to Kentucky residents,” said Josiah Cox, President of Bluegrass Water and CSWR.

The acquired systems include 69 sewer customers in the Timberland section of the Joann Estates community in Paducah (McCracken County), 182 sewer customers in the River Bluffs community in Westport (Oldham County) and 339 water customers in the Center Ridge community in New Concord (Calloway County).

Bluegrass Water serves customers in Bullitt, Calloway, Franklin, Hardin, Madison, Marshall, McCracken, Oldham, Scott and Shelby counties; and under the newly approved acquisition agreement will continue to charge the same rates to customers as previous systems owners.

ABOUT CENTRAL STATES WATER RESOURCES
Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is transforming how water utilities work by using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable and environmentally responsible water resources to every community in the U.S. The company has water and wastewater operations or pending acquisitions across the nation, including in Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Learn more about CSWR at CentralStatesWaterResources.com and Bluegrass Water at Bluegrasswateruoc.com.

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PayJunction Earns Silver Stevie® Award for Customer Service in 2020 American Business Awards®

PayJunction received a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards® on May 18. This marks the fourth year PayJunction has won a Stevie® Award in this category, having won bronze in 2017, gold in 2018, and bronze in 2019. PayJunction also received a bronze Stevie® Award for Best FinTech Software in 2018, and a bronze Stevie® Award for Achievement in Employee Engagement in 2017.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

PayJunction’s customer service team maintained a satisfaction score over 98% during 2019. The team answered over 45,000 support tickets in 2019, an increase from the 29,000 they responded to in 2018. PayJunction has maintained an overall A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 5 years in a row with zero complaints.

“We are honored to have once again received national recognition from the American Business Awards,” said Alex Estrada, operations manager at PayJunction. “Every year, we challenge ourselves to continue delivering a level of quality service and care that is unprecedented in the merchant services industry. Recognition as a Silver Stevie Award-winning company proves that it pays to value building long-term relationships over short-term profit.”

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About PayJunction
PayJunction, founded in 2000, has continually disrupted the payment processing industry with an approach that combines customer advocacy, transparent and ethical pricing, and environmental consciousness. PayJunction’s cloud-based gateway and processing platform consolidates credit, debit and check transactions made in person, online, over the phone and on the go. Its technology helps businesses increase productivity, reduce costs and elevate the customer payment experience. PayJunction processes over billion annually and is the most comprehensive developer of paperless payment software, committed to mitigating the carbon footprint across its rapidly growing customer base. Learn more at https://www.PayJunction.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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EmpowerMX launches Contact-less MRO Solution for post-pandemic operations

EmpowerMX, the leading cloud-based MRO platform for the aviation industry today announced the launch of Touchfree Electronic Task Card (ETC), a contact-less solution for companies that are planning to resume post-pandemic operations.

“In the new reality, paper-based operations will subject multiple users to physical contact with a paper trail, leading to potential increased spread of COVID-19” said Dinakara Nagalla, CEO of EmpowerMX. “The EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC is an elegant, mobile-ready solution that can works seamlessly with any existing MRO solution to enable operators on the floor to digitally complete tasks without coming into contact with paper.”

As a fully integrated digital platform, Touchfree ETC offers engineers and field operators the ability to collaborate with remote support using built-in video technology in mobile devices. It can also record these support calls and permanently save them as part of the aircraft’s records. With many MROs launching drone inspections, Touchfree ETC delivers the ability to stream the drone footage directly into the mobile device and onto the task card, as well as photos taken with hand -held devices. This will allow the MRO organization to maintain a single point of storage for all aircraft maintenance activities.

EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC is an industry-first electronic task card solution that helps MRO organizations migrate to digital operations in a very short time. Legacy PDF and images that are currently the norm are rapidly digitized with the Touchfree ETC conversion engine, which then makes all data available for any hand held digital device.

Powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, Touchfree ETC can auto recognize the correct signatories, where they should sign, and if they are qualified to sign, irrespective of the document format. It can seamlessly deliver any technical document that engineers and field service personnel use today—including forms—through mobile devices and can be executed electronically, enabling a fully digital operation.

“Having been in the airline industry for decades, I was excited by the EmpowerMX vision to transform a paper-based operation to a fully digital process, irrespective of the source documents,” said Jim Sturgis, COO at EmpowerMX. “Our product design focus has been to help MRO shops start off using ETC with current projects on the floor, even as they work to bring their legacy paper-based data to the digital realm. It is time for the industry to embrace this path towards a complete digital operation that helps minimize the impact of current pandemic crisis as well as saving very significant costs through improved operational efficiencies and increasing regulatory compliance.”

EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC will meet all regulatory mandates for Clean Operations in the MRO industry, reduce the risk of contact-based virus spread, and help shops provision for workspace employee safety in a frictionless manner.

For more information, contact sales@empowermx.com

About EmpowerMX:
Based in Frisco, TX, EmpowerMX is a leading cloud-based software platform that is designed to accelerate digital adoption in the Airline, MRO, and Defense establishments. Its product suite helps Engineering and Compliance, Heavy and Line Maintenance, Shop and Materials Management.

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Tantiv4 Announces REZRV™ a Patented Real-time Data Prioritization Software for Enterprise, Industrial and Home Routers or Network Appliances

Tantiv4, a leading provider of IoT and cloud platforms for Enterprise, Industrial and Consumer applications today announced that it has been working closely with Columbia University to develop a patent-protected solution REZRV which mitigates the issue of improper bandwidth usage by a specific application or a networked device. Based on Tantiv4’s ThingaOS™ edge and cloud platform IT managers can manage their work or home networks in a more natural, intuitive and efficient way without going through extensive set up pages on the network router. REZRV is an easy to use application that resides on the home router enabling dynamic policy changes in the home using leading voice platforms.

“Internet is an essential requirement for the business or the home and proper bandwidth management is a vital requirement in today’s world and there is no better proof than in the current COVID-19 situation where the world has transformed from office and school, workspaces to work and study from home environments, “said Lokesh Johri, co-founder and CEO of Tantiv4 Inc. “What this means is that the home bandwidth needs to adapt itself to give you priority to maintain your work efficiency or timely homework submission.”

Excessive bandwidth usage in your network impacts the entire network's performance and affect business-critical services and often leads to network downtime. Simply buying additional bandwidth only treats the symptom of a bigger problem. REZRV uses advanced AI and ML techniques trained for a factory environment where several IoT sensors constantly collect and transmit data. REZRV and Tantiv4’s platform ensures that the data from these sensors is available to all decision-makers in case of an emergency situation ensuring that actions of other users on the network do not lead to network downtime.

REZRV core features include

  • AI and ML based bandwidth management
  • Dynamic Management of User Preferences and Policies
  • Reliable Connectivity for IoT Devices and manage mission-critical data in a factory
  • Improved Wi-Fi signals over distances and reduced packet jitter while streaming content

 

About Tantiv4 Inc.
Tantiv4 Inc., headquartered in Milpitas, CA, is powering the next generation IoT Edge, Cloud and Voice platforms by providing uniquely architected solutions with a focus on simplifying and solving the pain points that exist in today’s IoT solutions. ThingaOS solutions provide advanced automation using AI and ML algorithms increasing ROI and improve business efficiencies. ThingaOS™ operates on all popular cloud eco-systems, RF protocols and supports all popular controller and voice interfaces.

For more information about this topic, please contact Kishore Moturi at +1 408 396-5962 or email at contact(at)tantiv4(dot)com.
ThingaOS, ThingaAI, FetchitGO, REZRV are trademarks of Tantiv4 Inc. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™ is Featured in “Behind the Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne

Imagine Learning, a Weld North Education company and leading educational technology developer of supplemental adaptive curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students, announces that its digital curriculum and the impact it has on students is being featured in an award-winning documentary series.

“Today, educators are seeking unique and creative ways to better engage with students,” shares host Laurence Fishburne, as he introduces the newest segment of “Behind the Scenes.” Featuring Imagine Learning’s engaging digital curriculum, the segment explores the importance of language development for all students and the value of leveraging technology to accelerate learning. The documentary will air on exclusive public television affiliates and promoted via commercials on primetime Fox networks and other regional primetime airings including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Discovery, and CNN Headline News in the top 100 cities.

In these unprecedented times of nationwide school closures, Imagine Learning understands that equipping teachers with the digital tools they need to reach all students is more critical than ever. The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™ promotes rigorous and equitable development of language that accelerates learning across all subjects, transforming students into stronger and more confident learners.

“Imagine Learning is committed to helping districts navigate the shift between teaching students at school to a remote learning environment, ensuring every child, especially those most-at-risk, stays on-track,” shares Jeremy Cowdrey, CEO of Imagine Learning.

Discover how Imagine Learning ignites engagement, maximizes personal relevance, amplifies confidence, and inspires breakthroughs for all learners in this new segment at https://behindthesceneslf.com/ptv-segments/ “Learning Solutions” video.

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About Imagine Learning:
Imagine Learning is a leading educational technology company providing equity of access to learning through supplemental digital curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students. Our adaptive suite of Literacy, Reading, Math, and Assessment solutions are powered by the Imagine Learning Language Advantage™, a theory of action that promotes rigorous and equitable development of language, enabling students to have deeper comprehension, engagement, and enjoyment of learning. Over 3.5 million students, nationwide benefit from Imagine Learning programs to accelerate their learning. Learn more at https://www.imaginelearning.com/

Imagine Learning LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/imagine-learning
Imagine Learning Facebook https://www.facebook.com/imaginelearning
Imagine Learning Twitter https://twitter.com/ImagineLearning

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https://behindthesceneslf.com/ptv-segments/ “Learning Solutions” video

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Mass-Vac Introduces MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Pump Inlet Traps that Prevent Premature Pump Failure

Mass-Vac, Inc. has introduced a new line of vacuum pump inlet traps that protect pumps from the byproducts generated by freeze dryers, gel dryers, rotary evaporators, vacuum ovens, glove boxes, and vacuum sterilizers.

MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps come in 4” and 8” dia. sizes for pumps up to 25 and 50 CFM, respectively, and are designed to prevent contaminants from being ingested in the pump; causing premature pump failure. Suitable for vacuum pumps connected to a broad range of laboratory research equip-ment, users can select the appropriate filter media to protect pumps from particulates, acids, organic solvent, hydrogen peroxide, and water vapor.

Made of stainless steel and positively sealed at both ends to prevent blow-by, MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps are available with straight-through and right-angle ports and flange sizes from NW 25 up to ISO 80. Filter elements include SS mesh, activated charcoal for organic vapors, molecular sieve for water vapors, polypro in 20-0.1 micron pore size, and Sodasorb®, for acids.

MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps are priced from 5.00 (list), depending upon configuration and the selected filter cartridges.

For more information contact:

Mass-Vac, Inc.
David Rolph, Marketing
247 Rangeway Rd. / P.O. Box 359
No. Billerica, MA 01862
(978) 667-2393 FAX (978) 671-0014
e-mail: drolph@massvac.com
http://www.massvac.com

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Brilliant and The Genie Company Announce Garage Door Integration for the Brilliant Smart Home System

Brilliant, the leading smart home control and lighting company, and Genie, the most recognized brand of smart garage door openers, announce a new integration to bring more convenience, simplicity, and security to the smart home industry. Genie’s full line of Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers powered by Aladdin Connect® can now be controlled from Brilliant’s in-wall touchscreen control panels and mobile app.

Brilliant is the first affordable smart home control and smart lighting system that unifies all your favorite smart home devices and makes them easier to use. Homeowners, families, renters, and guests could already control lighting, locks, cameras, music, thermostats effortlessly by using simple voice-enabled touchscreen controls on the walls or the all-in-one Brilliant app. Now they can add garage doors to the list.

Key benefits:

  • Extended Security Control: Check if the garage doors are closed, and open or close them from any room with a Brilliant Control - without needing to carry a phone, download an app, or walk to the garage.
  • Simplified Home Automation: Secure the entire home with a tap or voice command by creating home automation scenes. Example scenes include a “Leave Home” or “Goodnight” scene that would close the garage doors, lock the front door, turn off lights, and adjust the thermostat.
  • In-Wall Voice: Brilliant’s built-in Alexa feature enables the use of voice commands to manage garage access as well as all other smart home features.
  • Unified Remote Control: Use Brilliant’s all-in-one mobile app for iOS and Android to control the entire smart home—lighting, thermostats, locks, Genie garage door openers, Ring cameras, Sonos speakers, and more—from the palm of your hand from anywhere.

“At Brilliant, our mission is to make interacting with all of your smart devices simple, from lights, music, climate, security, and doorbells to whatever comes next. Today, we are pleased to share what’s next: Garage Doors,” said Aaron Emigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant. “The integration between Brilliant and Genie offers a new opportunity for homebuilders and custom integrators to create more convenient and smarter homes for their customers.”

"We’re excited to partner with Brilliant to offer our customers more convenient ways to control their homes" said Mike Kridel, President of The Genie Company. "Genie and Brilliant are committed to helping homeowners meet their needs now and in the future by working with homebuilders and custom integrators to create a more harmonious smart home experience."

Brilliant currently works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Sonos, Ring, Schlage, Honeywell, Ecobee, Philips Hue, LIFX, Wemo, ButterflyMX, and more, with new integrations added on a monthly basis. Brilliant also supports hubs such as Samsung SmartThings for connecting Z-Wave or Zigbee products and can connect directly to bridge products from Philips Hue and others. Starting at 9, Brilliant is available in six colors to seamlessly blend with any decor and is available for purchase at http://www.brilliant.tech.

Genie’s full line of reliable, ultra-quiet, Wi-Fi enabled smart garage door openers and controllers are Works with Alexa and Google Home certified. Genie’s line of residential garage door openers includes an award-winning wall-mount version that improves garage aesthetics and includes an automated garage door lock to provide an additional layer of security.

About Brilliant
Brilliant, the leading smart home lighting and control company, creates technology that unifies the home experience through simple and thoughtful interaction. Winner of the CES Innovation Award, the CTA TechHome Mark of Excellence, the IoT Breakthrough Award, and the CEDIA BEST Award. Brilliant is based in San Mateo, California, and is funded by August Capital, Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and other prominent investors. For more on Brilliant, please visit: https://www.brilliant.tech

About Genie
The Genie Company is based in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and is a leading manufacturer of smart, connected garage door openers and accessories for residential and commercial applications. The Genie® name itself is a well-recognized icon among homeowners, builders, and dealers alike. Genie distributes its openers and accessories through a broad distribution channel of professional dealers, wholesalers, and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more on Genie, please visit: http://www.geniecompany.com

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

FutureAI CEO Presents Brain Simulator II at International AGI Conference

Brain Simulator II – a software platform for proving how Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), the next phase of AI, will emerge – will be the focus of a paper to be presented by FutureAI CEO, Charles Simon at AGI-20.

Noted expert on AI and software developer, Simon, will discuss how Brain Simulator II, an open-source software project, enables experimentation into diverse AI algorithms to create an end-to-end AGI system.

Seamlessly marrying spiking neural networks with symbolic AI algorithms, Brain Simulator II features modules for vision, hearing, robotic control, learning, internal modeling, planning, imagination, and forethought.

AGI-20 is the preeminent annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence. Taking place June 23-26 as a virtual conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, the physical AGI-20 conference tentatively has been rescheduled to be held from September 16-19 in St. Petersburg, Russia.    

Noting the significance of the annual AGI conferences, which are organized by the Artificial General Intelligence Society in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Simon contends, “New, unique algorithms that simulate biological neural circuits and directly address cognition are the key to advancing AI and ultimately helping it to evolve into AGI.”

According to Simon, the Brain Simulator II platform is able to combine vision and touch into a single mental model. “As a result, it is making progress toward the comprehension of causality and the passage of time,” he explains. “As the modules are enhanced, progressively more intelligence will emerge.”

A unique feature of the Brain Simulator is the introduction of the Universal Knowledge Store which can link information from multiple sources in a biologically plausible way. The Brain Simulator’s virtual entity receives inputs from vision, hearing, and touch and merges it into the knowledge store. Combined, this information provides the basis for understanding that words represent things in an objective reality, how causes lead to effects, and the ability to imagine and plan—all necessary prerequisites for true, humanlike intelligence.

Simon anticipates near-term development for Brain Simulator II will include improved and expanded sensory inputs, expansion of language capabilities, and the ability for the virtual entity to move objects in its environment. This will allow exploration into how the entity learns the basic physics of objects and uses this knowledge to plan object motions to achieve goals.

The proceedings of AGI-20 will be published as a book in Springer’s Lecture Notes in AI series, and all accepted papers will be available online.

In advance of AGI-20, anyone interested in Brain Simulator II can participate in the development process by downloading the software, suggesting new features, and (for advanced developers) adding custom modules. Visit http://brainsim.org. Follow Charles Simon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/futureai3.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

SEOHost.Net COO Reminds Users To Update WordPress To Protect Their Data

SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, announced the importance of updating WordPress to protect their data.

“By keeping plugins and installation up to date, you can significantly reduce the risk of suffering a successful cyberattack,” said SEOHost COO Terry Cane. “Not only that, but there are also plenty of SEO-related reasons to keep your site secure. A compromised website can and will suffer on the SERP, and it can be difficult to recover after something like that.”

According to a report published by cybersecurity agency Sucuri, 90 percent of all hacked content management system sites in 2018 were running WordPress. According to the agency, experts blamed the vulnerabilities primarily on plugins and themes, configuration problems, and a lack of maintenance on the part of webmasters. Cane said this is not a great surprise.

“WordPress’s versatility is certainly a huge draw of the platform, but the main reason it’s so popular is that it’s easy to use. With its plugin ecosystem and simple interface, it allows anyone to create a website containing anything they can think of,” she said.

Unfortunately, Cane said this means that a large percentage of WordPress webmasters aren’t particularly educated in or aware of cybersecurity. As a result, they’re more likely to engage in bad practices such as poor password hygiene, installing too many plugins, or downloading plugins/themes from unknown third-party sources.

“The most egregious thing I see novice webmasters do - and arguably the most damaging - is slacking on patches,” says Cane. “There seems to be a common perception these days that most cyberattacks are carried out by sophisticated criminal enterprises, but this is false. Most cyber-criminals are opportunists looking for the path of least resistance.”

Indeed, the majority of data breaches are the result of identified vulnerabilities. Criminals bank on finding unpatched websites. And on WordPress, these websites exist in droves.

Cane recommends that users not only patch their WordPress installation but also look into installing the requisite security plugins to protect themselves against everything from spam to malware to targeted attacks.

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About SEOHost.net:
Located in Orlando, Florida with locations all around the world, SEOHost.Net provides a wide range of services in both the U.S. and the E.U., including domain registration, SSL Hosting for SEO, and VPS, dedicated, and A Class IP hosting The company offers exceptional service with a strong service level agreement, multiple geographic locations, and free migration. For more information, visit https://www.seohost.net.

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Software for Hardware® Announces Release of Version 14

[ATLANTA, GA, May 21, 2020]  Software for Hardware LLC proudly accounced the successful release and rollout of Software for Hardware version 14.  SFH version 14 represents the latest, easiest and most powerful software for small and midsize door, frame and hardware distributors.  Version 14 continues a progression of powerful and easy to use specialized software for distributors dating back to 1996 with version 1.0.  Ian Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware LLC stated, "Version 14 builds upon our ease-of-use heritage but combined with much more power.  We've added nearly 20 new features specifically requested and imagined by our customers."  Version 14 contains entirely new proprietary features such as the Purchase Order Status Monitor(tm) which provides distributors real-time visibility to manage hundres of POs simultaneously.

Gary Loderhose, Senior Software Engineer, Software for Hardware LLC, commented, "I've been building the SFH product for over a decade.  While we are quite proud of the new functionality, I am equally pleased with our rigorous alpha and beta testing process.  We involved numerous SFH customers who put the software to real-world use for the past two months."  Mark Dement, President, Stars & Stripes Doors stated, "Stars & Stripes happily participated in the beta testing of v.14.  We appreciate how Software for Hardware incorporates customer feedback directly into the product."  Another beta test customer, Jim Livesay, President, RT Western, added, "I admit to being a demanding customer, but Software for Hardware always steps up and directly addresses my requests.  Software for Hardware proactively included RT Western in the best testing program.  I appreciate that type of vendor relationship."

"It's all about the customer," reflects Lisa Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware LLC.  "While we certainly had our own ideas about version 14, we instead took direction from our customers.  We surveyed users, held webinars, countless meetings, and all that feedback created a great software product."  Lisa continued, "True to our business model, all current and active SFH customers receive the v.14 upgrade absolutely free."

In addition to customer-driven features and data processing improvements, version 14 also contains integration with numerous industry and accounting platforms.  Version 14 integrates to the ASSA ABLOY AAOS system and soon to be released an integration to the Allegion Overtur system.  Software for Hardware also integrates with DoorData Solutions providing field inspectors direct access and easier input of inspection data into SFH.

On the accounting side, SFH version 14 continues integrations with Quickbooks, Sage 40, ContractERP and Epicor.  Ian added, "We're committed to ensuring that our product integrates to our clients' prefered accounting system.  Software for Hardware remains the only provider in the industry willing to create customer accounting system integrations as needed by our customers.  We intend to continue to expand our integrations and industry partnerships."

Beyond features and functionality, the true value of any software lies in ease of learning and ease of use.  Software for Hardware released version 14 following the launch of the P3 Training and Consulting service earlier this year.  P3 provides subscribers live training webinars, recorded video sessions and person one-on-one consultation meetings.  Software for Hardware dedicated new hires to support P3 with the goal of helping all SFH users get the most from their software investment. 

Chery Orsi, Senior Customer Relations Manager, and DHI 2020 Award Winner, commented, "Back when I was a distributor, I wish my software provider offered a service like P3.  We wasted so many hours learning software by trial and error.  Believe me, those errors can be expensive.  Training improves profitability and reduces stress!"

To view a quick video overview of Software for Hardware version 14 go to
https://softwareforhardware.net/version14video.html

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services visit
www.softwareforhardware.com or contact info@softwareforhardware.com

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1996, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada.  Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability.  As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software company in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

 

Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Murrieta Genomics Partners with Life Science Nation to Offer Startups Discount to Global Investment Conference

Murrieta Genomics has partnered with Life Science Nation (LSN) and the RESI (Redefining Early Stage Investments) Conference to offer startup companies a special discount rate to the Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference being held June 8, 9 and 10.

The RESI conference series was created by LSN to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development.

Originally scheduled as a live event to be held in San Diego California, the coronavirus pandemic has forced LSN to shift to a digital platform due to the restrictions on travel. This is the second RESI conference that has gone digital after RESI Europe was moved to digital in March. LSN found that opening the conference to a virtual audience was a game changer.

“Digital RESI Global doubled our predicted attendee turnout with investment partners and fundraising CEOs. The metrics are actually quite interesting and surprised us in revealing the pent-up demand for action in the life science arena in these troubled times,” stated Dennis Ford, founder and CEO of Life Science Nation. “I never would have thought that these troubled times would have contributed to a new model that seems to be shifting the paradigm.”

What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health, the “4Ds.” RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups - those seeking grants, seed and angel capital and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Digital RESI June is a full-blown, three-day conference with investor panels, fundraising workshops, company presentations, an Innovation Challenge competition and will also feature elite life science tech hubs from around the globe.

Over 400 life science investors are expected to attend. Registered companies have access to a digital platform in which they can invite create an online profile and invite investors to one on one video chat sessions. This provides benefit to both investors and startups, as the investors can choose who they meet with while startups know that the investors have an interest in hearing their story.

In conjunction with the upcoming conference, LSN is offering a Fundraising Bootcamp webinar on Thursday, May 28th from 4-5pm (PST) to share more about the upcoming Digital RESI conference as well as a proven methodology for getting in front of as many investors as possible that are a fit for your company and product. The bootcamp will cover Messaging and Branding and Successful Partnering. This Bootcamp is open to all entrepreneurs at no cost. Registration is required –click here to register.

Interested life science startups can register for Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference here and use the promo code “RESIMG100” for 0 off a 3-Day pass. Companies that are part of a participating Tech Hub can receive an even greater discount. For more information on the conference, click here.

About Murrieta Genomics
Murrieta Genomics provides access to next generation sequencing technology for researchers in the health, veterinary, agriculture, forensics and direct to consumer industries. The company is a true business incubator, offering mentorship and guidance from both the scientific and business perspective to aspiring genomic-related entrepreneurs. The founders of Murrieta Genomics have extensive background in business, finance, science and technology. They are supplemented with a prestigious advisory board from both business and science. The company provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services, hands-on consulting, review, appraisal and guidance. In addition, it provides help with company value propositions and potential seed funding support to qualified incubator graduates. For more information visit http://www.murrietagenomics.com.

Murrieta Genomics is part of the Murrieta Innovation Center, a RESI Tech Hub dedicated to supporting life science companies. The Innovation Center has medical device, therapeutic, software, clinical research and of course genomic companies that are working hard to advance new ideas and innovations that can impact the world in a positive way. The Center is also a resource for all types of local startup companies, offering services and workshops from a local SBDC, several veteran organizations, a SCORE branch and more.

About Life Science Nation’s RESI Conference
The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series was created by Life Science Nation (LSN) to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development. What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health, the “4 Ds”. RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,Health & Medicine,Services,Technology,U.S

Clean Cooking Alliance Selects Portfolio Companies for Industry Acceleration Program

A diverse portfolio of 33 companies, operating mainly in Africa, will be supported by the Clean Cooking Alliance’s new Venture Catalyst (VC) program. The program focuses on building an investment-ready pipeline through venture-level interventions, to deliver universal access to clean cooking in developing countries.

The Venture Catalyst portfolio currently includes biofuel, LPG, and biogas fuel distributors; pellet, ethanol, and char-briquette producers; and ethanol, gas, electric, and biomass stove manufacturers. The portfolio reflects a growing number of companies whose customers lack access to clean cooking solutions, including multi-product last-mile distributors, microfinance institutions, and distributed energy services companies. Many VC portfolio companies integrate industrial-scale manufacturing, digital technologies, mobile money, and consumer financing.

See the full list of portfolio companies here.

“We are proud to launch the Alliance’s new Venture Catalyst program and its initial portfolio, which will expand as new innovators enter the market,” said Peter George, the Alliance’s Senior Director of Private Sector & Investment. “As dramatic urbanization in Africa and other developing regions continues to occur, so does rapid business model and technology innovation. There is an urgent need to solve this problem for the 40% of families around the world who lack access to clean cooking, and for the planet as a whole. Fortunately, there is now a real possibility to catalyze a market transformation that has not been possible in the past.”

The VC program is the venture-focused component of the Alliance’s Cooking Industry Catalyst (CIC), a new, global industry development program. The CIC program combines venture-, market-, and consumer-level interventions to build scalable business models that deliver high-impact clean cooking solutions.

George adds, “We see this work as critical to generating a robust pipeline of investment opportunities that will attract the tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars of private capital required to meet these energy access infrastructure needs as more and more around the world continue to emerge from poverty.” To begin to catalyze the investment into companies supported under the Venture Catalyst program, the Alliance is also developing the Spark+ Africa Fund, a + million sector-specialized fund that will offer debt, equity and quasi-equity capital to companies throughout the clean cooking value chain.

Under the VC program, companies will benefit from a broad range of specialized support aimed at solidifying their commercial viability, enhancing their investment-readiness, and facilitating access to growth capital. Possible areas of support include:

  • Financial and transaction advisory;
  • Strategy and business development;
  • Operations and human resources;
  • Tax, legal, and governance;
  • Government relations and policy advocacy; and
  • Social and environmental impact.

 

This support will often be delivered in partnership with a broad network of partners, such as impact investors, grant funders, fee-based consultants, and donor-funded technical assistance providers.

George emphasized the importance of the timing of this approach: “Particularly in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it is unacceptable that the respiratory health of three billion people is so negatively impacted by the way they cook, and that the poorest remain limited by energy poverty. Financially viable companies that mobilize private capital are critical to addressing this challenge at a global scale.”

The Alliance welcomes inquiries about admission to the VC program or interest in the Spark+ Africa Fund. Please email your questions or a management presentation request to investment@cleancookingalliance.org.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Sirona.tv Launches New Solution to Help Monitor Seniors for COVID-19

Dover, Delaware – Safety Labs a leader in remote care solutions for seniors, today announced  it’s Sirona.tv business has launched a new solution to help assess, monitor, and triage support for seniors who may be concerned about COVID-19 and or their respiratory symptoms.  It has launched a new voice based COVID-19 Virtual Care Evaluation and Monitoring solution available to U.S. based home healthcare, health systems and health plans.

“With the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the senior communities we know that an alternative approaches to screening, disease monitoring, and education is required now to reach the seniors and the vulnerable to reduce additional population exposure to the virus and to ease the burden on health care providers and facilities. Self-quarantine and monitoring own symptoms are challenging. Unless you consult a medical professional, it is hard to know when the symptoms warrant seeking medical care,” said Sanjay Chadha, CEO and co-founder of Safety Labs. “Using easy to use voice technology seniors and critically ill can now perform self assessment for self-reported symptom monitoring using the newly added self assessment features.”

For home health agencies, senior living facilities, health systems, health plans the company has included in Sirona the Virtual Care Companion COVID-19 self Evaluation and Monitoring solution. Sirona a voice based virtual assistant helps evaluate seniors through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline-based survey for COVID-19 symptoms. The solution guides seniors based on the CDC guidelines which includes recommendation to continue monitoring symptoms at home, or to contact a healthcare provider directly.

Sirona.tv Covid-19 voice based Self Assessment for Seniors

Availability and Pricing

Sirona.tv is available for immediate order and deployment to healthcare organizations. For more information please see our covid-19 page and product availability & pricing page. If you have any questions email us at covid-19@sirona.tv.

About Safety Labs and Sriona.TV

Safety Labs, Inc., a leader in remote senior engagement and healthcare technologies for focused on connecting seniors to their family and friends and to the digital world and keep them healthy - through a line of products called Sirona.TV. Sirona.TV enables easy to use remote engagement and care by leveraging its innovative technology to integrate across the TVs and smart devices, improving quality of life of seniors and their families. Sirona.TV line of senior care products helps elderly stay at their homes safer and independently if possible. Visit https://www.sirona.tv/ and https://safetylabs.org

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Technology

Conveyco and Geek+ Enter into a Strategic Partnership for North America

Conveyco Technologies, one of the premier order fulfillment and distribution center systems integrators in North America, announces their strategic partnership with Geek+, a global provider of smart logistics solutions that utilizes advanced robotics and artificial intelligence technologies, to help support organizations across North America. According to Interact Analysis, Geek+ is the No. 1 supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in the world with 10% market share.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Conveyco to accelerate access to AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) solutions in North America,” commented Rick DeFiesta, Partnership and Business Development Director at Geek+. “The demonstrated efficiency, scalability and cost-saving of Geek+ solutions will bring significant value and enable flexible logistics for customers across industries, at a time where logistics bottlenecks are increasing.”

“The breadth of field proven AMR technologies that Geek+ provides allows Conveyco to truly focus on our clients use and business case to provide them a scalable and cost-effective solution,” said Ed Romaine, VP Marketing & Business Development. He continued, “Being able to implement Conveyco’s RightFIT™ methodology using Geek+ technologies will provide efficiencies and competitive advantages to our clients that will change their market dynamics.”

The distribution agreement allows Conveyco to offer Geek+ robotics solutions to improve efficiency, provide flexibility, and reduce costs associated with warehouse and logistics operations in various industries. With regard to fast-growing industries, such as e-commerce and online retail, traditional manual warehouse operations cannot meet customer and market demands efficiently and accurately and will benefit from the joint offering.

Geek+ Goods-to-Person Picking System, empowered by Geek+ proprietary smart algorithms, uses P-series warehouse robots to eliminate redundant walking of the picking workers, improve picking accuracy, and reduce labor intensity. The AI-driven system features robot tasks management, combined order optimization and picking, inventory management, dynamic wave optimization, and adjustments of inventory layouts for maximum efficiency.

About Geek+
Geek+ is global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable and highly-efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ counts 300 global customers and has deployed more than 10,000 robots worldwide. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 800 employees and is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Germany, the UK, the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

For more information, please visit: https://www.geekplus.com/

About Conveyco Technologies
Conveyco Technologies has been providing world class performance enhancements for order fulfilment, distribution centers and warehouse operations for over 40 years. Solutions and systems include autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), robotic picking, sortation, voice, pick-to-light, palletizing, AS/RS, automated case handling, dispensing, AGVs, WES, WMS and WCS software plus consulting and integration services.
For more information, please visit: https://www.conveyco.com/

Posted in: Automotive,Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

CyberMaxx™ Receives SOC for Service Organizations (SOC 2, Type II) Certification

CyberMaxx™ has received the AICPA’s SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for their managed cybersecurity services by Insyte CPAs, LLC, an independent service auditor. This certification illustrates CyberMaxx's constant dedication to its customers and commitment to providing trusted services on which healthcare organizations can rely.

"It was a pleasure to work with the CyberMaxx team on its inaugural SOC examination. Their internal control environment solidly withstood the rigor of the SOC requirements," says Cindy Wyatt, Managing Partner at Inyste CPAs, LLC.

The SOC 2 Certification is designed to provide assurance related to a Service Organization’s control environment related to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy. When certified, a service provider's systems are determined to meet the requirements of the trust services criteria in all material respects.

"The entire CyberMaxx team has and will continue to work hard to ensure we maintain systems and controls that support the confidence our customers place in us," says Thomas Lewis, CEO of CyberMaxx. "We are their trusted partner in the fight against cybersecurity attacks."

With more than 15 years of experience, CyberMaxx understands that cybersecurity expertise is critical to the success of any organization, and without it, organizations are left vulnerable. That is why CyberMaxx provides tailored and scalable managed cybersecurity solutions for healthcare organizations designed to be an extension of the team. CyberMaxx expands capabilities to avoid cyberattacks and mitigate loss to provide peace of mind.

About CyberMaxx
CyberMaxx prevents, detects, and responds to cyberattacks for healthcare organizations. CyberMaxx equips its customers with a 24/7/365 security operations center with services including endpoint threat detection and response, network-based threat detection and prevention, security information and event management (SIEM) with advanced data analytics, vulnerability risk management, and incident response services.

Contact CyberMaxx for more information about healthcare cybersecurity solutions by visiting CyberMaxx.io.

About Insyte CPAs, LLC
Insyte CPAs, LLC was founded by a group of Certified Public Accountants and business advisors with both Big 4 and regional firm experience who specialize in risk management, internal control, and business performance.

Media Contact
Erin C. Kennedy | CyberMaxx | 615.309.2514 | ekennedy@cybermaxx.io

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Paramount WorkPlace Launches New Travel Management Solution

Paramount WorkPlace, a leading software developer and provider of web-based and mobile spend management software solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of WorkPlace Travel, a cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-use travel management solution for midmarket and enterprise organizations. Paramount WorkPlace ProcurementOCR and AP Invoice AutomationExpense, and Project Timesheet management applications are already transforming spend management for thousands of users globally. With the addition of WorkPlace Travel, the company’s offering is the most complete, comprehensive, and affordable available to companies in the SMB and enterprise spaces.

Salim Khalife, President and CEO of Paramount WorkPlace, said, “With business travel slowing due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for companies to strategically plan, approve, book, and account for every trip. Looking forward, as corporate travel inevitably returns to more normal levels, companies need to be ready with tools that facilitate compliant and cost-effective trip planning. Very few (if any) spend management applications for the midmarket combine the extensive functionality and competitive price point that Paramount WorkPlace does, making our offering a clear choice for savvy organizations that are seeking to improve their entire procure-to-pay process.”

WorkPlace Travel combines an easy-to-navigate user interface that makes it simple for employees to shop for and manage trips with a robust approval engine that ensures travel requests are within corporate thresholds.

WorkPlace Travel eliminates paperwork and simplifies business travel by allowing employees to easily shop for travel from their mobile devices, seek approvals, book travel according to corporate policies and limits, and then effortlessly transfer the trip data into their expense reports. WorkPlace Travel supports guided, data-based corporate travel decisions by providing employers with full visibility into travel activities, full control of booking parameters, and actionable insight into corporate travel spending. Combined with the integration into the Paramount WorkPlace expense management solution, the entire process is efficient, cost-effective, and auditable.

WorkPlace Travel will be available beginning June 26, 2020. For additional information visit paramountworkplace.com/travel-management.

About Paramount WorkPlace
Paramount WorkPlace develops, sells, and supports advanced web-based and mobile requisitionprocurementexpense, and travel software solutions for mid-market and enterprise organizations. With over 171,000 worldwide users, Paramount WorkPlace cloud-based and on-premise solutions are trusted by global, national and local brands for their powerful capabilities, intuitive features and the option for a stand-alone and integrated extension of multiple ERP providers, including: Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL, AX, NAV and D365 Business Central; Sage ERP and Sage Intacct; Acumatica; Blackbaud Financial Edge and FE NXT, SAP, Oracle and other major mid-market and enterprise ERPs.Learn more at http://www.paramountworkplace.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, launches FIN Edge2Cloud - a new easy, secure, open, scalable way to connect to building automation and IoT systems

J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework – the next-generation software platform for building automation and IoT applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product to support users of FIN to easily access building data, and service and upgrade their FIN-based building automation systems remotely and securely. Until now, this has required IT support, including the use of a VPN connection, or having to visit the site, using up valuable time and resources.

Building automation is predicted to have the largest annual growth rate in 2020 (42%, up from 0.31 to 0.44 billion of units) in IoT endpoints, making the need for easy and secure access to building data more significant than ever. OEMs, system integrators, facilities managers and end-users all benefit from the Edge2Cloud technology by reducing the need of on-site servicing, better user and access management and reducing long-term costs by ensuring building automation systems are fit-for-the-future.

Edge2Cloud uses the latest IoT web services technology from AWS to ‘push’ a highly secure, certificate authenticated link, encrypted to TLS 1.2, between an instance of FIN Framework on site, and the cloud. Users log-on to the cloud service and access the FIN (and building) data remotely from anywhere, using any browser.

Edge2Cloud can be deployed across multiple sites within minutes with a plug’n’play set up via an optional QR code and is easily connected and integrated with other cloud platforms via an open API framework based on Haystack 4.0.

“The release of FIN Edge2Cloud is a game-changer for the building automation industry. For the first time organizations can now procure an open framework that enables highly secure remote access to data from multiple systems on their sites that use BACnet, Modbus, and other protocols, without the hassle and cost and complexity of VPN.” - Gareth Johnson, Senior Cloud Architect, J2 Innovations

An advanced user & device management portal provides comprehensive user management, with exact control over access permissions, enabling large multi-site organizations to determine the appropriate level of access for maintenance subcontractors and other user groups.

Following the early access release of FIN Edge2Cloud today, the service will become a standard part of FIN Framework when fully released this summer. The initial package is called “Essentials” and will cover User & Device Management, Portfolio Management and Remote Access and will be provided free of charge for FIN Framework server licenses that are under Maintenance. Future planned enhancements will add remote updates and upgrades, cloud APIs and more.

For more information about FIN Framework or Edge2Cloud, visit j2inn.com

About J2 Innovations
J2 Innovations is a fast growing, innovative software technology company based in California. They are the creators of the FIN Framework, a state-of-the-art open framework for building automation and IoT applications. J2 Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.

About the FIN Framework
FIN is a next-generation software framework for building automation and IoT applications. FIN provides features such as monitoring, control, alarming, scheduling, visualization, reporting, integration, and analytics. The FIN Framework offers OEMs, System Integrators, and end user solutions that are faster, easier, and better.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Sports,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Encompass Group, LLC Announces “Encompass Cares” Apparel Gifts to Seven Georgia Hospitals

In special recognition of the invaluable role of Georgia nurses during the COVID-19 crisis and in honor of the Year of the Nurse, Nurses Month, and Nurses Week, Encompass Group, LLC today announced recent gifts of professional apparel to seven nearby hospitals. Each of the receiving facilities is in the vicinity of the company’s McDonough, GA corporate headquarters. Between mid-April and the first week of May, approximately 1,200 sets, total, of donated scrubs were delivered to Jasper Memorial Hospital, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Medical Center Navicent Health, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Most of the deliveries were made personally by Encompass Group, LLC staff, including Chief Executive Officer John Wood, Executive Vice President – Operations Andrew Boyd, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, Senior Managing Director – Corporate Services Marty Mappes, Managing Director – Product Management Michelle Daniels, Merchandise Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Kristy Mosel. To capture these unique community interactions, the company has added photos and other content to the page, Encompass Cares.

In response to a donation received, Jasper Health Services, Inc. Administrator Jan Gaston said, “We thank Encompass Group for providing scrubs for the recently constructed dedicated COVID unit at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Having uniforms for the staff to wear while working reduces the risk of our team exposing family members and others to the virus. The safety and wellness of our staff is one of our highest priorities. A special thanks to Andrew Boyd for quickly responding to our request.”

Navicent Health Chief Nurse Executive and Medical Center Navicent Health Chief Nursing Officer Tracey Blalock RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, stated, “We would like to thank Encompass Group for their donation of scrubs to Navicent Health. We were so thrilled to have their support during this critical situation. This generous donation will truly make the difference for many of our staff; we are extremely grateful!”

Northside Clinical Supply Chain Manager Kathy James, RN, said, “In recent weeks, our partners have offered us overwhelming support in the form of PPE, linens, and other shows of appreciation. It means more than any words could express. On behalf of Northside Hospital and all of our staff, thank you.”

“We cannot thank the individuals and organizations who have supported our hospital during this crisis enough,” said Paula Butts, Chief Nursing Officer at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “This is an unprecedented time for hospitals and healthcare workers and these generous donations allow us to continue our mission of caring for our community.”

Wellstar Foundation Director of Strategic Giving Lisa Mello declared, “Wellstar caregivers are the heroes of our health system and the community has been incredibly supportive of our team members across all of our service areas. The outpouring of support has touched our team members. From generous donations of scrubs for our healthcare workers, to donations of meals, masks, messages of support, and contributions to the Wellstar Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, every action has been heartfelt.”

Remarked Encompass Group, LLC Chief Executive Officer John Wood, “We always enjoy celebrating and giving back to those that care for patients year after year. This year, more than ever, our team wanted to say a special thank you for the tireless work that neighboring nurses are doing to keep all of us safe and well during this pandemic. While we could not reach everyone, we want you all to know that we greatly appreciate all that you do every day and especially during this health crisis. You are making such a difference in our community and we are humbled to be able to provide some help during this time.”

Encompass Group, LLC, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, added, “Encompass Group apparel brands are made with healthcare provider safety and comfort in mind. It’s literally in our mission to care about the healthcare community, as they care for us. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we’ve become acutely aware of not just the nation’s struggles, but of those occurring close to home. Offering scrub sets to as many area hospitals as possible that could receive them right now is our way of continuing to try to make a difference. We’re all in this together.”

To see photos and other content related to Encompass Cares, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com/encompass-cares. To learn more about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com.

ABOUT ENCOMPASS GROUP, LLC
Encompass Group, LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Encompass Group enhances the healthcare experience by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost-effective for all providers. Encompass Group serves the acute-care, long-term, and senior-care markets, retail healthcare and hospitality apparel markets, and government operations markets. For more information about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com.

Follow Encompass Group, LLC

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Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota Earn Acumatica Gold Certification

Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota office announced it has achieved the Acumatica Gold Certified Partner status. It represents the highest standards in the Acumatica ERP Partner Program for training, sales and customer satisfaction. The Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota office joins the Texas office in Gold Certification status. The Texas office became an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner in 2019.

Acumatica Gold Certified partners are an elite group of Acumatica partners who invest in an extensive amount of training. Gold Certified partners demonstrate a high level of proficiency with Acumatica ERP products. Since Acumatica is an end-to-end solution, there’s a lot to cover and the training is intense. Investing in continuous training empowers the Clients First Business Solutions cloud ERP consultants and sales team to deliver outstanding service, value and results to clients.

“Our Acumatica consultants work hard with every release to learn all the new ways Acumatica can deliver value to our customers. The Acumatica Gold Certification is a great way to maintain our high standards of excellence.” - Catherine Dean, Clients First Business Solutions – Minnesota office

Clients First Business Solutions completed exams for the following Gold Certification courses:

  • Acumatica Certified Advanced Business Consultant - Designed for business consultants or application engineers with a deep understanding of two or more areas of Acumatica expertise. The Business Consultant badge is required before earning this badge.
  • Acumatica Certified Business Consultant - Geared for business consultants or CPAs responsible for configuring and implementing new Acumatica customers.
  • Acumatica Certified CRM Business Consultant - Created for business consultants who implement customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for customers.
  • Acumatica Certified Distribution Business Consultant - Course for ERP business consultants who implement distribution solutions for customers or need to learn distribution processes for field services, commerce edition, or manufacturing deployments.
  • Acumatica Certified Implementation Project Manager - ERP consultants learn how to help elevate the level of service for project implementation managers leading a team through the complete ERP implementation life cycle.
  • Acumatica Certified Pre-Sales Engineer - Perfect for pre-sale engineers who articulate the Acumatica value to both business and technical users.
  • Acumatica Certified Project Accounting Business Consultant - The Project Accounting Business Consultant Badge is a new badge.
  • Acumatica Certified Sales Consultant - Designed to help salespeople managing the overall execution of the sales cycle.
  • Acumatica Certified Technical Specialist - Demonstrate the capability to modify/build reports, create inquiries, and build import/export scenarios.
  • Acumatica System Administrator - Demonstrate the capability to install and maintain the Acumatica application and manage user security.

“I have been involved with Client’s First for almost 20-years. I was very happy when Client’s First of Minnesota committed to becoming a partner of Acumatica. As an organization that is focused 100% on delivering complex business solutions through Certified Partners, I am also very pleased to announce that Client’s first of Minnesota has obtained Gold Partner status with Acumatica. This is our highest measurement of partner investment, capability and commitment. Any customer or prospective customer of Client’s First of Minnesota can rest assured that they are working with a premier partner that truly understands the solutions they represent, as well as being a trusted and respected partner for the world’s fastest-growing ERP publisher for seven years now.” Geoff Ashley, Vice President at Acumatica, Partner Strategy & Programs

About Clients First Business Solutions

Since 2003 Clients First Business Solutions has been offering businesses ERP software implementation, support, and training services. Clients First are in the business of helping companies of all sizes implement ERP software for their organization. We have seven offices covering the United States.

Our goal is to help you streamline business processes, reduce overhead and realize a competitive advantage in your industry. Your business benefits from our team's expertise by our focus on increasing ROI and improving your bottom line.

We offer an affordable Quick Turn Implementation (QTI) plan, so you are operating more efficiently faster and on the first day of use. We also offer full implementation services for more complex needs along with a US-based development team to tackle unique business challenges and scenarios. Our team supports Dynamics 365 solutions and Acumatica Cloud ERP. Our team is well versed in Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Project Accounting. Our industry focus is on the manufacturer, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), field service, project accounting, and aviation customer.

Please contact us to learn more – call 877-428-7205 or email info@cfbs-us.com.

About Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Field Service, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform. In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their business; to play to their strengths, since every business is unique; and to empower their people by going wherever their people go, on any device.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

AEC Content Veteran Joins ENGworks to Lead Global Partner Strategy

ENGworks, the internationally recognized leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) services and solutions to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner Community (AECO) today announced, Mike Collins will join the executive team as VP of Global Business Development. ENGworks has been establishing strategic alliances with some key industry vendors in an effort to build a Global Content Network bent on establishing much needed standards and quality guidelines.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to impact the design to construction lifecycle with demands for a greater variety of content formats and richer product data. “We see a need to provide content solutions for the AEC/O community on a global level while supporting local project demands for languages, codes and standards. This can only be accomplished through a network of providers with localization skills all working within a common framework of quality and consistency, said Chris Di Iorio, CEO of ENGworks.”

BPMs as the owners of this much needed product data must adapt their digital marketing strategy to deliver higher quality BIM-ready content to serve the new tools and processes not just in design, but through to fabrication and construction.

Mr. Collins brings over 25 years of experience in the AECO industry and is well connected to both the needs of BPMs and the many platform and portal vendors who need product content to support the demanding workflows of their users. After an early career in project data and analytics at Construction Market Data, Collins built the industry’s first BIM content portal, BIMworld, which became the foundation for the Autodesk Seek content platform when acquired in 2008. Most recently he co-founded Global Product Data which helped BPMs get their product data to multiple AEC platforms.

About ENGworks (Chicago)

For three decades, ENGworks has been a technology leader continuously developing new processes and services to drive productivity for the AEC/O Community in their BIM and VDC workflows. The ENGworks mission is to help AEC/O professionals design and build better projects by reducing risks, saving cost, by combining cutting edge technology with their deep knowledge of the building lifecycle to create BIM technologies that impact construction productivity as well as building performance for Owners. Through its extensive expertise delivering technology and real-time building automation solutions with major players in Data Centers, Health Care, Hospitality and Government, ENGworks has become the technology and service provider of choice for the AEC/O and BPM community.

Posted in: Business,Services,Technology,U.S

2.5 Million Virtual Eyewear Try-Ons - a Revolutionary online shopping tool

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is celebrating more than 2.5 million virtual eyewear try-ons - making shopping eyewear online easier (and cooler!) than ever before. 

The virtual try-on and frame recommendation technology from SmartBuyGlasses.com, the current tool being used developed by Ditto,  allows customers to quickly and effortlessly see themselves wearing over 14,000 eyeglasses or sunglasses in 180 degree angles from more than 180 designer brands.  

The Ditto technology has been in use on the website for the last 18 months and with such staggering numbers of customers using the tool, it’s clear the virtual try-on is revolutionising a ‘customers try on experience‘ and subsequently the shopping experience online. 

“At SmartBuyGlasses, we are working hard to continuously improve the customer shopping experience online. This includes being at the forefront of offering new technologies to surprise and delight our consumers, but also to provide real value and ease in shopping eyewear online. We are proud to have helped customers with their eye care and we continue offering our Virtual Try-On tool to consumers accessing our websites”, says David Menning,  co-CEO of The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group.  

The key point is that customers can use the filter logic of the website to select the exact type of frame they want and then they are presented with 10<100 or more of the ‘ideal shapes’ that fit their specific requirements.

“It is more effective for a customer to short-list their chosen selection in this way, and then proceed to try them on, rather than going to a traditional optical store which typically only holds approximately 800 different frames,” says David Menning, co-CEO of  SmartBuyGlasses.



The app is developed by Ditto, an American tech start-up. “We want eyewear to be personal and accessible for everyone so we created technology that enables customers to easily discover frames that fit and match their style, allowing them to shop confidently at home,” says a representative from Ditto. 

All you need to use the tool is a smartphone or a computer with internet access. The tool will help you record a quick five second selfie video asking you to turn your head to the left, the centre and then to the right and back again. After that, you’re provided with face shape information including  advice on the most flattering styles for you and you can proceed to trying on glasses virtually. Start filtering  by ‘virtual try-on’ on the eyeglasses or sunglasses pages, hover your mouse over any product and instantly see what the glasses look like on your own face or the face of our in-house models. For a closer look, you can directly go to the product page, click ‘selfie-view’ and see yourself wearing a pair of glasses with stunning realism in high definition. 

SmartBuyGlasses’ Virtual Try On is compatible with both iOS and Android and available for free via SmartBuyGlasses Virtual Try On.

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US and VisionDirect.com.au in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands. The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group works with certified and highly respected opticians to provide the latest news and accurate information regarding eye health to consumers.

 About Ditto

Ditto is the leading eyewear recommendation and virtual try-on technology platform for retailers.  Ditto is redefining the eyewear shopping experience to make it simple, personal, and a little bit magical.  Ditto’s platform captures a precise map of each customer’s face and their personal style preferences to make insightful recommendations, determine precise fit and style, and visualize it all with vivid realism. Ditto is fundamentally changing the way eyewear is bought and sold globally for over 50 million customers each year.

Posted in: Business,Fashion & Beauty,Retail,Shopping & Deal,Technology

KUBRA Announces Winners of 2020 Experience Better Client Awards

KUBRA, the leading provider of customer experience management solutions, announced this year’s Experience Better client award winners. Despite the cancellation of its annual iConnect Client conference, where winners are typically celebrated, KUBRA continued to honor utilities who exemplify forward-thinking and customer-centric services. This year, the following utilities received special recognition.

PacifiCorp won the Illuminating Innovation Award for the innovative enhancements it made to its mobile apps for Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power customers.
The finalists in this category were:

  • PSEG Long Island for adding planned outages to its outage map and launching a new map highlighting reliability improvements.
  • Lincoln Electric System for its on-demand payment implementation with Retail Cash Payment solution.

Duke Energy won the Electrifying Delivery Award for its customer experience portal which included unified billing, payment, and mobile solutions.
The finalists in this category were:

  • National Grid for upgrading its outage maps and pre-enrolling customers for proactive outage communications.
  • Regional Water Authority for its recent payment implementation upgrade that added secure email and SMS payment options for customers.

Exelon won the Glowing Engagement Award for deploying ten new outage maps to keep customers informed of outages across its operating companies.
The finalists in this category were:
Avista for improving customer experience by adding energy usage alerts for customers.
Lakeland Electric for increasing customer access by implementing a Spanish text-to-speech solution for its alerts implementation.

CPS Energy won the Inspiring Energy Award for launching enhanced e-billing, on-demand payment, print and mail, and outage map solutions.
The finalists in this category were:
Chesapeake Utilities for launching new, innovative billing and payment solutions for its operating companies.
Eversource Energy for rapid deployment of its mobile app that offers payment, alert, and outage map tools for customers.

Each carried out ambitious projects that led to remarkable results. KUBRA is proud to partner with these utilities to implement solutions that help improve customer experiences and drive innovation in the industry. iConnect 2021 will provide another opportunity to celebrate the efforts of these forward-looking utility companies.

About KUBRA

KUBRA provides customer experience management solutions to some of the largest utility and government entities across North America. Our portfolio includes billing and payments, mapping, mobile apps, proactive communications, and artificial intelligence solutions for customers. With more than 1.5 billion customer interactions annually, KUBRA services reach over 40% of households in the U.S. and Canada. KUBRA is an operating subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. Visit https://www.kubra.com for more information.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

StorageOS Announces General Availability of Version 2.0, Delivering Market-Leading Storage Resilience, Scale, Security and Performance for Kubernetes Environments

StorageOS has released V2.0 of its leading cloud native, software-defined, persistent storage for Kubernetes into general availability. Delivering reduced time to recovery, scale, security and performance. StorageOS V2.0 has been designed for organisations that want to run hyper-converged and/or multiple cluster Kubernetes environments with the underlying storage to support cloud native workflows and stateful applications.

StorageOS platform provides the availability, management, performance and security for users to run stateful workloads at scale – whether in the cloud, on-premises or a hybrid. By delivering persistent storage to applications in Kubernetes environments, it helps users achieve all the business benefits of containers and orchestrators. Kubernetes users running deployments with multiple clusters are increasingly turning to StorageOS for their storage requirements. As Kubernetes clusters grow in size V2.0 also scales supporting the production of stateful applications.

“All reports point to the fact that enterprises are making the move to containers, but that storage is still viewed as a key challenge impacting adoption and operations,” commented Scott D. Lowe, ActualTech Media. “Users want to run hyperconverged applications and/or multi-cluster Kubernetes environments with the underlying storage to support cloud native workflows and stateful applications. StorageOS’ V2.0 has all the enhancements needed to meet these trends in the rapidly-evolving Kubernetes market. Essentially, StorageOS eliminates the problem with storage for stateful Kubernetes applications.”

StorageOS V2.0 improves resiliency in large clustered environments that experience more transient failures. Its scalable architecture is designed to cope with unpredictable failure scenarios whereas traditional storage solutions cannot handle the complexity of clustered deployments at scale.

V2.0 is designed from the ground up to enable security at every layer of the stack, improving security with encryption in transit. Traffic between nodes is encrypted and authenticated.

StorageOS integrates with Kubernetes CSI and allows storage to be declarative so users can deploy and provision storage resources and services alongside CPU, networking and other application resources.

“Kubernetes users working with increasingly complex deployments require storage that delivers predictability for replication and failover,” commented Alex Chircop, Founder and CEO at StorageOS. “Users are also deploying more mature Kubernetes environments resulting in a need for production-grade storage. StorageOS V2.0 is ideally suited to these requirements and we are already seeing significant demand across a range of organisations and markets.”

Download and register for the forever free developer edition of StorageOS V2.0 with 5TB here. Users can then upgrade to the Project and Platform editions enabling enterprise capabilities and comprehensive product support.

About StorageOS


StorageOS is a software-defined cloud native storage platform delivering persistent storage for Kubernetes. StorageOS is built from the ground-up with no legacy restrictions to give enterprises working with cloud native workloads a scalable storage platform with no compromise on performance, availability or security. For additional information, visit http://www.storageos.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

PunchOut2Go Sponsors Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT)

PunchOut2Go, the Charlottesville-based cloud B2B eCommerce integration provider, today announced its sponsorship of Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT). CWIT supports, connects, and provides resources for girls and women with an interest in careers in technology, science, and engineering.

As a CWIT Silver Sponsor, PunchOut2Go will provide funds to support key activities for emerging and established professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers, including CWIT's Tech Girls programs, summer programs, and associated events.

PunchOut2Go is a global cloud Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) provider. PunchOut2Go creates integration and automation solutions to facilitate streamlined B2B procurement. The PunchOut2Go iPaaS allows any eCommerce store to integrate with any eProcurement platform, enabling automation features that include PunchOut catalogs, B2B sales order automation, eInvoicing, and eQuotes.

"PunchOut2Go is proud to support CWIT in its mission to help girls and women to overcome the gender disparity in the technology industry," said PunchOut2Go CEO and Co-Founder Brady Behrman. "As a Charlottesville technology company, we're committed to ensuring that local women and girls are empowered to pursue careers in the field. CWIT is a wonderful organization doing important work to support girls and women by providing valuable training and mentoring."

"We are thrilled to be working with PunchOut2Go,” says Elaine Cheng, CWIT’s Sponsorship Director. “They share our commitment to building our local tech community and the need to have more women in technology careers. PunchOut2Go's support means we can continue to provide valuable events, networking, programs and education to the Charlottesville community at little to no cost. We look forward to a long relationship."

Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. CWIT is committed to closing the technology gender gap by providing a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville. supporting girls and women with programs and learning opportunities.

Sponsorship from PunchOut2Go will help CWIT to continue its efforts to expand resources for women in technology and support girls and women through their education and into their careers in the tech industry.

About PunchOut2Go:

PunchOut2Go is a global B2B integration company specializing in connecting commerce business platforms with eProcurement spend management and enterprise resource planning applications, allowing companies around the world to streamline purchasing processes and transact electronically. Harnessing the power of the cloud, PunchOut2Go’s flexible iPaaS technology seamlessly links business applications to automate the flow of purchasing data and reduces integration complexities for PunchOut catalogs, electronic purchase orders, eInvoices, and other B2B sales order automation documents in order to accelerate business results. Learn more at http://www.punchout2go.com.

About Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT):

Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. Our vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech by providing a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville. We host monthly meetings that include speakers on tech topics and allow for networking with other local women. Events are free and open to all women in our community. Through our Tech-Girls program, we collaborate with volunteers and organizations to run programs focused on fostering girls' interest and confidence in STEM education. Learn more at http://www.cvillewomen.tech.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Dimensional Insight Announces New Survey Shows EHR Analytics Doesn’t Fully Meet Healthcare Organizations’ Analytical Needs

Dimensional Insight®, maker of Diver® Platform, the 2020 Best in KLAS healthcare business intelligence and analytics solution, today announced the results of a Definitive Healthcare survey on EHR analytics that it sponsored. The survey found that EHR analytics yields lower user satisfaction than both analytics-specific platforms and in-house solutions. Users feel most frustrated with the speed of EHR analytics solutions, the lack of robustness, and the lack of interoperability.

Definitive Healthcare surveyed 108 healthcare leaders about their use of analytics solutions. Overall, 90% of healthcare organizations use the analytics in their EHR systems, with nearly 50% of organizations using EHR analytics exclusively or as their primary analytics tool. However, despite widespread use, satisfaction with EHR analytics is lower than satisfaction with both analytics-specific platforms and in-house solutions.

  • On a scale of 0-10 (0=extremely dissatisfied, 10=extremely satisfied) users of EHR analytics report an average satisfaction rating of 5.58.
  • Users of in-house solutions report an average satisfaction of 6.51, and analytic-specific platform users report an average satisfaction of 6.69.

EHR analytics users frequently reported technology challenges with their solutions:

  • 43.4% said reporting and querying of EHR analytics is slow.
  • 35.8% said the component is not robust or advanced enough.
  • 30.2% felt challenged with interoperability with other systems.
  • 28.3% said EHR analytics lacks the visualization they need.
  • 26.4% said the user interface is difficult to understand or use.

On the flip side, top challenges with analytics-specific platforms were interoperability with other systems (59.4%) and cost (40.6%). Both current users (6.85 on 0-10 scale) and non-users (7.40) of these platforms felt the solution could add value to their ability to perform analytics.

“This survey demonstrates that while EHR companies claim to provide comprehensive analytics to their customers, hospitals and health systems feel these tools are lacking in functionality,” says George Dealy, vice president of healthcare solutions at Dimensional Insight. “Analytics users find these tools slow, unadvanced, and not catered to their needs, while finding much greater satisfaction with analytics-specific platforms.”

Dimensional Insight and Definitive Healthcare will be holding a webinar to share more in-depth results from the survey.
    When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. PT
    Panelists: Brendan Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Research, Definitive Healthcare
    Kathy Sucich, Director of Healthcare Marketing, Dimensional Insight
    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7152076155026844941

To learn more about the results of the survey, you can download a full report at: https://www.healthcare.dimins.com/resources/whitepapers/healthcare-organizations-ehr-analytics/

 

About Dimensional Insight  


Dimensional Insight® is a leading provider of analytics, data management, and performance management solutions, offering a complete portfolio of capabilities ranging from data integration and modeling to sophisticated reporting, analytics, and dashboards. The company is a seven-time Best in KLAS winner in healthcare business intelligence and analytics, most recently ranking #1 in 2020. Founded in 1989, Dimensional Insight has thousands of customer organizations worldwide. Dimensional Insight consistently ranks as a top performing analytics organization by customers and industry analysts in its core market segments including healthcare, manufacturing, and beverage alcohol. For more information, please visit https://www.dimins.com/.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Upfluence Software Revolutionizes How Brands Connect with Organic Influencers with Its New One-of-a-Kind Live Capture Identification Tool.

Upfluence Software announced today the release of its new Live Capture tool that identifies high-value brand ambassadors thereby transforming the way brands locate organic influencers. The all-in-one SaaS firm that helps brands and agencies identify, contact, manage and analyze their influencers at scale, launched Live Capture to help companies enhance their marketing process through improved efficiency.

“For any brand, loyalty from your customers is a fundamental ingredient for success and ambassadors are an essential component of ensuring that process,” said Kevin Creusy, Co-CEO at Upfluence Inc. “Your customers are your strongest advocates and receiving a referral is often seen as an organic byproduct of a company’s success. Live Capture produces the data businesses need to make an informed decision when locating high-value ambassadors - why leave it to chance?”

When a customer visits a website, Live Capture launches a popup that lets brands easily collect and view a customer’s statistics. The information collected is then reviewed by the brand for all key data points which would identify and activate the visitor as a high-value brand ambassador.

Live Capture benefits brands with its one-of-a-kind, 4-step process as follows:

1. Using a 1-click customizable popup and checkout field components, Live Capture gathers social data from your website’s visitors.
2. Upfluence then analyzes all newly captured data, including consumer social metrics, and presents the most relevant ambassadors for your brand.
3. In just one click, the selected ambassador can be activated with Upfluence's Influencer Relationship Management tool.
4. Since Live Capture easily integrates with existing affiliate tools and CMS, including Shopify, Magneto, Refersion, Affiliate, Impact, Outlook, Gmail, and Google Tag Manager, users can effortlessly review and track customer purchase history and promotion codes. Live Capture provides brands with analysis to activation as well as complete ROI management in one platform.

Visit https://www.upfluence.com/ to learn more.
Download all visual assets here.

About Upfluence
Driven by data and characterized by its cutting-edge design, Upfluence Software is an all-in-one SaaS that allows brands and agencies to identify, contact, manage, and analyze their influencers and organic ambassadors at scale. Since 2016, Upfluence has shown stable double-digit monthly revenue growth, added 60 new team members, and served over 1,000 clients worldwide including Saatchi & Saatchi, Nestlé, and more.

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Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Hold “DevOps & Agile: Doing them Right” Virtual Panel Discussion for Financial Technology and Business Professionals

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®), a not-for-profit organization that provides financial technology and business professionals a forum to learn from and connect with each other, will host a virtual panel discussion on “DevOps & Agile: Doing them Right” on May 5, 2020. Panelists include representatives from financial services and Panel Sponsors: Nutanix and OutSystems. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate the discussion. For more information, please visit: https://www.wsta.org/events/event/devops-and-agile-doing-them-right/

“Implementing DevOps and Agile can improve agility, reduce costs, enhance cybersecurity, and delight customers—but only if you do them correctly,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO of Nemertes Research and WSTA Content Committee Chair. “The key is to know what ‘correctly’ means in terms of practices and strategies.”

Panel Discussion Overview
The move to DevOps and Agile software development processes is over a decade old, and companies have reaped much-publicized real-world benefits from the transition.

However, there have also been some less-publicized disasters.

Companies have moved so quickly that they’ve inadvertently opened up gaping cybersecurity vulnerabilities or failed to maintain control over the challenges posed by complexity, geographic sprawl, or lack of global knowledge.

This panel session includes seasoned veterans of the DevOps world, both users and technology providers. We’ll discuss:

  • Technology evolution and futures. Which DevOps tools and technologies have become obsolete? Which are emerging? And how should practitioners choose among them?
  • Cybersecurity best practices and DevSecOps. How do we keep initiatives both agile and secure?
  • DevOps, the cloud, and enterprise infrastructure. Most organizations have moved to cloud-first DevOps development. But how does that affect enterprise infrastructure? What should practitioners think about when it comes to infrastructure for DevOps, including networking, computational, and storage resources?
  • Best practices and lessons learned. What does our team of experts wish they’d known when they started? What best practices do they recommend our WSTA peers follow as they proceed along the DevOps journey?

 

About the Wall Street Technology Association
The WSTA facilitates virtual and in-person educational and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances in areas such as Cybersecurity, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Management, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital, Architecture, etc. and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts virtual and in-person seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to keep informed about leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s educational Digital News provides additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

Nemertes Research is a global research-based advisory and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of emerging technologies. Since 2002, we have provided strategic recommendations based on data-driven operational and business metrics to help organizations deliver successful technology transformation to employees and customers. Simply put: Nemertes’ better data helps clients make better decisions. http://www.nemertes.com

Posted in: Business,Non Profit,Technology,U.S

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its RSS Sponsorship Alliance, along with the Hermitage Medical Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, marking the first international medical center to join the alliance.

As the professional organization for industry standards, scientific methods and clinical advancements in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), the RSS welcomes sponsoring organizations as partners. The RSS Sponsorship Alliance champions the evolution of science and research clinical practices, patient safety and efficacy, technological innovations and global adoption of SRS/SBRT techniques. Sponsors join the ranks of highly respected institutions, organizations, societies and corporations to support successful advancements in the field.

“By bringing together individuals, institutions, organizations and the systems’ developers, we’re able to create an intellectually, scientifically and technologically rich environment for collaboration. We firmly believe active collaboration is critical to advance the treatment techniques, patient care, safety standards, and the exchange of innovative ideas and experience,” said Kristine Gagliardi, RSS Founding Partner and Head of Strategic Development and Business Relations.

Through the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities. The RSS offers opportunities for Continuing Education for their institution, such as live and recorded webinars, clinical/advisory committees, RSS Residents Program and mentoring opportunities.

“Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health was an early adopter of SBRT, recognizing the important role it could play in improving patient care and helping to pave the way for its broader adoption. We are proud to become a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and look forward to additional opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge and information, and advance the science and practice of SRS and SBRT,” said Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD., Anita and Joseph Steckler Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center and Jonathan A. Haas, M.D., Chairman, Perlmutter Cancer Center Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

“For nearly 80 years, MD Anderson has worked to eliminate cancer by pioneering medical advances and remaining at the forefront of innovative therapies, so we are pleased to join the RSS Sponsorship Alliance to continue supporting the advancement of SRS and SBRT as critical elements of cutting-edge cancer care,” said Albert Koong, M.D., Division Head and Department Chair, Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.

“On behalf of Hermitage Medical Clinic, we are very excited to become the first internationally based Medical Center Sponsor of the RSS. This partnership allows us access into a wide body of international experts in the field of SRS where potentially difficult cases can be discussed prior to treatment. We are keen to contribute to the RSSearch® Patient Registry and collaborate with others to facilitate research papers specific to SRS. The RSS partnership provides us the best possible access to experts in the field of SRS/SBRT,” said Daniel Rawluk, M.D.

Current Academic/Medical Center sponsors include Geisinger, Henry Ford Health System, Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine.

As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide exposure, gain access to a plethora of educational opportunities including SRS/SBRT focused white papers, clinical research program meeting participation, online continuing education programs, and technology/company specific webinars hosted by the RSS.

The RSS Sponsorship Alliance features three types of sponsors – Academic/Medical Center, Corporate/Manufacturer and Network Affiliates – with benefits tailored to each. Current corporate and network sponsors include Accuray, Elekta, Masep, Varian, ViewRay and Zap Surgical Systems. PetCure Oncology is the RSS’s inaugural Network Affiliate sponsor.

More information on the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and its associated benefits can be found at https://therss.org/workwithus. Organizations interested in joining the RSS as a Sponsorship Alliance member should contact sponsorship@therss.org.

About The Radiosurgery Society®


The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

Grapevine Offers HR Firms And HR Consultants An Invaluable Tool For 360 Degree Employee Evaluations

360 Degree Feedback Assessments are quickly becoming the new standard for HR Firms and HR Consultants, and Grapevine has developed 360 Evaluation Software that can be customized to effectively measure employee performance across a wide range of business industries.

HR Firms and HR Consultants value the data and information gathered by 360 Evaluations because it is reliable, offering an actual measure of employee performance from a range of perspectives. 360 Degree Feedback assessments can increase employee retention, build a positive company culture, offer a direct path to performance and productivity improvements, and empower both employees and leaders. The benefits of 360 Degree Assessments are wide-ranging and can completely transform a company or organization.

360 Employee Evaluations can feel like a Herculean task to implement and manage because of the volume of information and data involved. Grapevine understands the pain points HR Firms and HR Consultants, and their 360 Evaluation Tools for HR Firms specifically addresses these issues. The tool streamlines the entire assessment process and facilitates implementation, from the development and distribution of surveys to data collection and reporting. As a web-based tool, the status of surveys, the assessment progress and preliminary results can be viewed in real-time, giving HR Consultants the ability to follow-up where needed and easily meet timelines.

Everything about Grapevine’s Performance Evaluation Tool for HR Firms can be customized to the company at hand. The survey itself can be fully branded, and survey questions can be chosen from templates, or created from scratch in order to match company goals and processes relevant to the assessment. Assessment Reports can be automated, and tailored for their audience; employees can receive in-depth analysis reports of their assessment, while executives receive a high-level summary report of the business as a whole. With translation abilities integrated, Grapevine’s 360 Degree Feedback Tool is especially valuable to multi-national and international companies because employee evaluations can be centralized, and a comprehensive analysis of the entire company conducted.

More About Grapevine Evaluations:


Grapevine Evaluations is a web-based software solution for performing employee evaluations of any size, at any level. Grapevine has been serving the HR industry for over 15 years; whether it is a 360-degree feedback survey, employee assessment or multi-rater feedback survey, Grapevine has a cost-effective solution for every employee evaluation need. The Grapevine team is committed to their customers, providing excellent customer service, complete data security, and confidentiality.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TD Madison Leads Successful Executive Recruitment Search for Midco Vice President of Technology

TD Madison, executive recruitment provider to the cable and broadband industry, congratulates Eyabane Patasse on his new position as Vice President of Technology at Midco, the Midwest's leading provider of network and technology services.

"It is a great honor to join the prestigious Midco team. The culture of excellence and commitment to client success played a key role in my decision," said Patasse. "TD Madison's experience and industry knowledge made this match possible. From first contact through on-boarding, the communication and support from both TD Madison and Midco have exceeded my expectations!”

TD Madison led the executive search and recruitment program, identifying Patasse as the standout candidate amidst intense competition for a leadership role that will influence the future of cable and broadband in five states. Midco serves more than 385,000 residences and businesses in urban and rural locations across Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

"We're excited to welcome Eyabane to Midco, bringing his enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge and experience to our technology team," said Jonathan Pederson, CTO for Midco. "Eyabane will play a key role in the planning and execution of our progressive 10G strategy and home networking initiatives and will enable the rapid and thoughtful adoption of new technology-based products that will be essential to connect our customers to the future. TD Madison & Associates was instrumental in the search and recruitment of Midco's VP of Technology and the alignment of candidate capabilities and characteristics to our goals and culture. As Midco moves forward and continues to build our talented team, we hope to be able to call upon our great experience with Dean Madison."

As Vice President of Technology, Eyabane Patasse joins Midco's Executive Leadership Team. In collaboration with the senior leadership team, product teams and IT leadership, Eyabane Patasse will develop and implement Midco's new and emerging technology strategy, with responsibility for the integration and adoption of technologies that further the company's strategic, organizational, financial and customer service aims.

"We're thrilled to have connected Midco with a candidate of Eyabane Patasse's caliber and to offer Eyabane our congratulations as he begins his new role. He brings immense experience in leadership and innovation in fields that span wired and wireless networking, IoT and the smart city, and solution development for enterprise and municipal organizations," said Dean Madison, CEO of TD Madison.

Before joining Midco, Patasse was the Director of Wireless Innovation at Spectrum Mobile where he led OSS/BSS architecture and integration efforts for legacy and emerging platforms, conducted wireless technology strategic solutions trials and built a partner ecosystem focused on strategic business models and vertical specifications. Before becoming Director of Wireless, Patasse held other leadership roles at Spectrum, including Director of Enterprise Product Development, building on his earlier experience in engineering and management roles at iCore Networks and Genband (now part of Cisco).

TD Madison is a life-cycle executive recruitment agency working with clients in the cable and broadband industry. With its unique seven-step recruitment process, TD Madison has placed senior executives in leadership roles across the U.S. with a focus on the strategic recruitment of executives with unmatched technical expertise and leadership excellence. TD Madison's combination of industry knowledge and evidence-based assessments helps clients like Midco to identify and recruit the ideal candidate for C-suite, VP, and Director-level positions.

About TD Madison

TD Madison and Associates works with clients across the cable and broadband industry, providing executive recruitment, training, and staff augmentation to businesses ranging from emerging growth firms to Fortune 500 companies. With over three decades of experience, TD Madison finds exceptional leaders for exceptional companies. To learn more, visit: http://www.tdmadison.com

Posted in: Business,Technology,Telecom,U.S

American Exchange Group Partners with L.O.L. Surprise!™ on Exclusive Prints for the PlayZoom Smartwatch for Kids

The iTOUCH PlayZoom is a children’s smartwatch that displays special edition prints of various L.O.L. Surprise! characters including Diva, MC Swag, Queen Bee, Eva Rocker, Splatters and Neon Q.T. as well as L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G.™ characters including but not limited to Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Swag, Leopard Neonlicious and Rainbow Neonlicious. This smartwatch for kids includes fun learning games, a swivel camera for photos and videos including creative photo effects and custom L.O.L. Surprise! and L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. backgrounds, while interactively encouraging children to grow and develop independence with an alarm clock, stopwatch, timer and voice recorder features. The iTOUCH PlayZoom allows kids to be engaged and safe without the use of GPS tracking or data connection; making it perfect for children ages four and older.

The collection has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of and is available at retailers nationwide including Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Kohl’s with stock lists rapidly growing.

About American Exchange Group
American Exchange Group is an industry leader in accessories design and manufacturing.

By facilitating distribution to major retailers worldwide for custom private label brands, exclusive licensed brands, and branded accessories including watches, wearable technology, jewelry, footwear, and handbags, American Exchange Group raises the bar by disrupting status quo pricing while staying at the forefront of trends.

About iTOUCH Wearables


iTOUCH Wearables is an affordable lifestyle tech brand that produces smartwatches, fitness trackers, kids smartwatches, portable speakers, earpods, and fashion-forward tech accessories. To learn more about iTOUCH Wearables, please visit http://www.itouchwearables.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest and follow our PlayZoom brand on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest.

About MGA Entertainment


MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise™, Little Tikes®, Num Noms™, Poopsie Slime Surprise™, Bratz®, Rainbows in Pieces™, Na! Na! Na! Surprise™, Wreck Royale™, Baby Born Surprise™ and Zapf Creation®. Visit us at http://www.mgae.com.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology,U.S

Mobiquity and Mambu Partner to Offer Software as a Service Banking Capabilities to Global Financial Services Leaders

Mobiquity, a digital consultancy that designs and delivers compelling digital products and services for the world's leading brands, announced today a new partnership with Mambu, a true SaaS banking and lending platform that offers scalable, secure, cloud-native technology. Mobiquity has been strategically partnering with leading solution providers in the digital banking ecosystem to provide a complete suite of offerings for financial services institutions looking to embrace digital transformation. With this newest partnership, Mambo will allow Mobiquity to further advance its digital banking offer through delivering value propositions to financial services providers that create unique customer experiences and inspire agility and flexibility for the customers they serve.

Financial services providers are currently struggling with high cost-income ratios, which is increasing regulatory pressure and changing customer demands for technological innovation. To meet these demands, Mobiquity will help fintech players take advantage of Mambu’s SaaS banking technology to create efficient, innovative and legacy-free organizations. This is important because the future of digital banking will rely on agile solutions, like Mambu’s, that are cloud-native.

Traditionally, banks were built to last. But today, they need to be built with the ability to evolve. Composable banking helps with just that and is a new approach to banking technology that’s faster and more adaptable. Using this method, Mambu’s API-enabled architecture enables banks to plug in integrations for simple, streamlined and automated customer journeys. Through a single codebase in a SaaS model, Mambu can be, and is, updated frequently in a seamless way enabling constant evolution.

“Our partnership with Mambu allows us to extend our service offering to the core banking layer, next to our existing solutions, and serve our clients full circle on all layers,” said Paul van Dommelenn, Client Strategy Partner & Account Executive Financial Services EMEA at Mobiquity. “Furthermore, Mambu's reputation as the most successful next-generation core banking provider adds perfectly to our goal to accelerate and increase innovation in the financial services sector."

“Mobiquity delivers market-leading digital products and services used by millions of people daily, and we are very excited to expand our partnership with them. Through this partnership, we will bring to market innovative solutions that combine Mambu’s composable banking approach with Mobiquity's methodology and engineering capabilities. Our customers will benefit from elegant pure SaaS solutions enabling unique customer-centric experiences," commented Remco Dam, VP Channel & Alliances at Mambu.

Mambu’s pure SaaS platform with banking and lending capabilities has now been added to Mobiquity’s expanding network of partners enabling global projects to achieve better results.

 

About Mobiquity


Mobiquity is a digital consultancy that partners with the world's leading brands to design and deliver compelling digital products and services for their customers. Its approach balances human needs with usefully applied technology, unbound creativity with research and analytics, and agile development with strict engineering and security standards. Mobiquity's end-to-end services consider every dimension of a digital business from marketing to IT, providing strategy, experience design, product engineering, cloud services and analytics. Mobiquity has extensive experience in creating new greenfield digital banks and new labels for our Fintech and incumbent banking clients. Based on this experience, Mobiquity has set up and defined general designs, frameworks, workflows and building blocks that accelerate the setup of a new bank, ensure a short time to market and make use of proven best practices.
To learn more, visit https://mobiquity.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Olive, the Cloud-based Mobile Friendly Case Management Software for Public Health and Social Services, Has Launched.

Olive App, LLC today announced the launch of Olive, a cloud-based case management system designed for public health and social services. Whether they work as independent contractors or are part of a large public health or social services agency, with Olive, case managers can develop electronic care plans, monitor clients, and complete all case documentation without resorting to paper notes or returning to the office to file documents. This lets case managers provide a higher level of service, while enabling them to care for more clients in the field.

The Olive care plan app makes it easy for case managers to:

  • Identify client needs based upon specific assessment criteria that’s customizable per organizations needs (public health, social work, vocation services and more)
  • Evaluate outcomes and service effectiveness while maintaining compliance with intelligent reporting
  • Complete audit compliance with input validation, duplicate data entry prevention, audit logs, access control and more
  • Audit compliance will significantly decrease chargebacks from state agencies resulting in more funds available to increase staff or other beneficial programs
  • Worry-free billing because Olive ensures 100% compliance
  • Access full-featured Tuberculosis monitoring and tracking built in
  • Set client appointments, events, and reminders with friendly reminders
  • Track follow-up visits and receive alerts via email and website notifications
  • Track work times and verify case manager workloads
  • Utilize modern software architecture designed for speed, scalability and longevity running on Microsoft Azure
  • Secure API for consumption by all modern EHRs and services

 

“Olive is truly liberating to staff that spend too much time writing handwritten notes in the home and then traveling back to the office to document,” said Sandra Copley, former Maternal Child and Adolescent Health director and Field Nursing manager for Santa Barbara County. “This technology is reflective of what we do in public health, enabling public health professionals to be more available and present for their patients as well as including the necessary components for reimbursement and for documenting vital data and outcome measures.”

“Having worked in public health administration for over 25 years, I know that what nurses and social workers want to do more than anything is take care of their clients,” said Nancy Leidelmeijer, creator and co-founder of Olive. “Our goal with Olive has always been to make the documentation part of their jobs easy and seamless, so the one-on-one time spent with clients is maximized.”

“Having built several case management systems over the years has taught me a lot about what users want and need,” added Todd Mueller, head of engineering and co-founder of Olive. “Case managers first and foremost need a simple, easy-to-use system that helps them be more efficient. While management needs the reassurance of a system that is compliant to prevent state chargebacks that result in lost funds for the agency. Finally, the internal IT team needs reassurance the system is secure, reliable and can perform under load. With Olive, we have addressed all three of these concerns and continue to improve the system daily based on user feedback and technology advancements.”.

 

About Olive App, LLC


Olive App, LLC is the developer of Olive, a cloud-based case management software that lets case managers spend less time on paperwork and more time with their clients. Olive lets case managers provide a higher quality of service to their clients while enabling them to care for more clients while in the field. To learn more and schedule a complimentary demo of Olive, visit oliveapp.co.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TrustRadius Announces Top Rated Software Across 50 Categories, Including Accounting and Budgeting, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and E-commerce.

TrustRadius, the most trusted customer voice, and insights platform, today awarded 2020 Top Rated Badges in 50 categories spanning business, data, and people software. Top Rated awards bring transparency to the market by choosing winners based on validated customer ratings and reviews.

Top Rated awards are unique in the software industry because they're determined by the innovative trScore algorithm in addition to the recency and relevancy of reviews. These three criteria make the Top Rated awards a true voice of the market.

The 46 categories with winners announced today are Accounting & Budgeting Software, Applicant Tracking Appointment Scheduling Systems (ATS), Business Intelligence (BI) Tools, Business Process, Management (BPM) Tools, Call Center Workforce Optimization, Collaboration Tools, Community Platforms, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Construction Software, Contact Center Software, Corporate Learning Management Systems, Construction Software, Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Software, Customer Success Software, Data Science, Data Discovery and Visualization, Diagramming, Document Management, Ecommerce Platforms, Electronic Signature, Employee Performance Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, Expense Management, HR Management Software, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Nonprofit CRM Software, Nonprofit Fundraising, Office Suites, Operating Systems, Payment Gateway, Payroll Software, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management Software, Project Portfolio Management, Prototyping, Student Management, Recurring Billing, Talent Management Software, Tax Compliance, Time Tracking Software, Video Conferencing, Website Hosting, Workforce Analytics, and Workforce Management Software.

“Reviews are now a critical way to connect with business technology buyers,” said TrustRadius CEO Vinay Bhagat. “Demand generation depends on reaching in-market buyers, and review sites are the best way to reach them as well as providing targeted intent signals. Reputation management is also important as analysts lose influence to review sites. Our Top Rated program gives customer-powered vendors the recognition they deserve and help technology buyers make important choices more easily.”

TrustRadius will issue Top Rated awards in future categories on May 20th, and June 24th of this year and extend the awards program throughout 2020 in order to cover TrustRadius’ ever-expanding taxonomy of product categories and functionality.

 

About TrustRadius


TrustRadius is the customer voice and insights platform that helps tech buyers make great decisions and helps technology vendors acquire and retain great customers. Each month, over half a million B2B technology buyers use over 222,000 verified reviews and ratings on TrustRadius.com to make informed purchasing decisions. Headquartered in Austin, TX, TrustRadius was founded by successful entrepreneurs and is backed by Next Coast Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and LiveOak Venture Partners.

For more information, visit http://www.trustradius.com.

Contacts
TrustRadius
Russ Somers, 512-961-7777
russ.somers@trustradius.com

Posted in: Business,Technology,U.S

Kongsberg Geospatial Selected for Ohio UTM Drone Project Team

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial technology was selected as part of the project team which recently secured a .4M contract with the Ohio Federal Network (OFRN) to lead the development of a contingency management platform (CMP) for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

The project, called “Interoperability, Resiliency and Contingency Management” for Ohio UAS Operations is one of six projects awarded in round four of OFRN’s Sustaining Ohio Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation Next Generation (SOARING) initiative. The collaborative effort brings together private companies, including prime contractor CAL Analytics, ResilienX, TruWeather Solutions, and Kongsberg Geospatial, with higher education partners - Kent State University, and The Ohio State University.

OFRN is a program of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation, and has the mission to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy through job and product creation by building statewide collaborations between university researchers, Ohio-based federal laboratories and businesses. OFRN’s SOARING initiative leverages funding from Ohio’s unique aerospace assets in overcoming critical technical barriers and business challenges to enable more widespread adoption of UAS into the national airspace.

As the prime contractor, CAL Analytics will lead system integration on the ground in Ohio, deploying the CMP to two customers: the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus, and the Air Force Research Lab in Springfield.

“We are really excited about this project, as it will start layering in some of the safety measures and procedures that are critical to operationalize routine UAS operations,” said Sean Calhoun, managing director of CAL Analytics and project lead. “We think this project will put a nice spotlight on Ohio and all the great UAS development work that is happening here.”

Geospatial software company, Kongsberg Geospatial, will contribute IRIS UxS: a real-time airspace visualization system for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) mission management that allows a single operator to manage multiple aircraft. The system combines live data and live weather from a variety of sensors to create a real-time picture of the airspace where UAS are being operated.

“For the past few years, we’ve been working on improving safety for BVLOS UAS missions through the development of IRIS UxS,” said Company Vice President, Paige Cutland. “The IRIS system is now actively deployed for a variety of long-range mission applications including drone delivery, pipeline inspection and emergency airspace operations.”

The project is a few weeks into the 18-month period of performance and is expected to wrap up during the summer of 2021 with final demonstrations to take place in both Springfield and Columbus, Ohio.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

The Executive Women’s Forum announces its 18th Annual Conference and Women of Influence Awards

The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Conference “Empowering Women In Cybersecurity, Risk And Privacy: Enhancing Business Resilience And Trust,” that will take place October 20-22, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. The Women of Influence Awards (WOI), sponsored by Accenture and Avanade, is accepting nominations until July 31, 2020. The WOI recognizes women for their professional success, community involvement, and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy.

The EWF Conference is an exclusive opportunity to personally interact with more than 500 global thought leaders in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. During this 3-day event, attendees learn from the most accomplished and influential women in our field and collaborate on round-table exercises, incident simulations, and deep dives. Gaining exposure to new ideas and approaches, developing best practices, and building trusted relationships with the best and the brightest is an excellent and abundant return on investment. Learn more about our Conference by visiting http://conference.ewf-usa.com/.

“Especially during these unprecedented times, supporting and empowering women is both vital and timeless,” said Lynn Terwoerds, EWF Executive Director. “Our Conference and the WOI awards help further that mission.”

The Women of Influence Awards honor five women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. These awards recognize women in 5 categories: Private Solutions Provider (Managing externally, Security vendors and providing services externally), Corporate Practitioner (Managing internally), Public Sector or Academia, One to Watch (Less than 10 yrs. industry experience), and new to 2020 - Executive of the Year (20+ yrs. industry experience.) Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from nominations submitted by the nominee's peers and will be announced in August 2020. Winners will be presented during an awards ceremony at the 2020 EWF Conference. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020. To see the full descriptions of the awards and to nominate someone visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com/?page=WOIAwards.

COVID-19 Message:
The safety and security of our attendees always come first. We expect to hold our Conference as we always have but understand that this could change based on CDC and WHO guidance.

 

About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy:


Founded in 2002, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance and Privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year, including an Annual Conference, regional meetings, leadership development, and mentorship programs as well as interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information, visit http://www.ewf-usa.com.

Posted in: Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

The Trade Group Earns Accolades as a Winner of EXHIBITOR’s 34th Annual Exhibit Design Awards

The Trade Group, an award-winning, event marketing and experiential design firm, is pleased to announce that the company, in collaboration with clients Facebook Gaming and Google Stadia, has been recognized by EXHIBITOR Magazine as an award winner in two categories for the 34th Annual Exhibit Design Awards (AEDA). The awards program welcomed entrants in multiple categories for exhibit designs debuting between October 9, 2018 and October 9, 2019.

According to Malcolm Gilvar, Executive Vice President of Sales at The Trade Group, “Creative exhibit design has always been a key driving force in our business. It is indeed an honor to be recognized by EXHIBITOR Magazine in two categories this year for our collaborations with two gaming and technology giants.”

The Trade Group received a Bronze Award for its design and fabrication work in the Island Exhibit category for its collaboration with Facebook Gaming for the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show. The 50’x80’ island exhibit with a double deck included distinct spaces for its associated brands, including Oculus. The exhibit also featured a large content stage, meeting rooms, lounge area and live streaming pods.

In the Excellent Element category, The Trade Group earned Honorable Mention accolades for its collaboration with Google Stadia at gamescom 2019. The event marked Google Stadia’s debut as a new IP in the gaming world. The activation was recognized for the 79’x84’ exhibit’s custom three-story, glass elevator and tubular slide with a green screen interactive photo experience that was conceived to emulate the platform’s goal to “elevate the experience” of gaming.

This isn’t the first time that The Trade Group has been recognized by EXHIBITOR for exhibit design excellence. Along with past AEDA wins for gaming clients Wargaming and Firefall, as well as a Corporate Event Award for Riot Games: Riftwalk, The Trade Group has been recognized with numerous EXHIBITOR Portable Modular Awards for clients in a variety of industries.

“Everything we do is inspired by our clients and the goals and challenges they bring to us. Exhibit design is truly a collaborative process, and we’re honored to be chosen by such esteemed clients to help bring their creative dreams to life at trade shows, gaming expos, corporate events and other branded experiences,” says Gilvar.

To learn more about The Trade Group’s event marketing and experiential design solutions for live events, please call 800-343-2005 or visit http://www.tradegroup.com for ideas and inspiration.

ABOUT THE TRADE GROUP:


The Trade Group is an award-winning, full-service event marketing and creative design firm, specializing in trade shows, esports events and activations, corporate events, brand activations, retail merchandising, commercial graphics and experiential solutions. Since 1986, the company’s team of live event, design and engineering experts has helped thousands of clients amplify their brands and successfully navigate a wide range of events and experiences. Clients rely on The Trade Group for: event ideation, creation and production; esports expertise; exhibit design and fabrication; graphic design and production; strategic marketing solutions; technology integration and more.

Press Contact:
Becca Richardson
Marketing Manager
The Trade Group
214-343-2000
brichardson@tradegroup.com

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology,U.S

L-com Releases New Embedded PCB Antennas with IPEX Connectors

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that they have released a series of embedded PCB antennas designed to integrate into self-contained wireless equipment developed by many OEMs and ODMs.

L-com’s new embedded PCB antennas are designed to directly integrate with numerous types of devices that require wireless capabilities. By embedding these PCB antennas directly into a device, the need for an external antenna is eliminated, saving money, time and valuable space.

All 12 antennas in this new line feature popular IPEX-style connectors terminated to 1.13 coax cable, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4/5 GHz, 700/2700 MHz and 824-960/1710-1990 MHz frequency options with gain ranging from 0 to 3 dBi.

“These new embedded PCB antennas were developed to address a wide range of applications including WiFi, cellular, IMS and IoT where just about any device that requires wireless connectivity can benefit. These antennas offer both integration and seamless wireless connectivity,” said Mark Miller, Product Line Manager.

L-com’s new embedded PCB antennas with IPEX connectors are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com:

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, INC-Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology,U.S

CONCEPT Continuing Professional Studies at Palo Alto University Offers Online Learning for Summer Training Institute

CONCEPT Continuing Professional Studies at Palo Alto University (PAU) will host virtual workshops for its Summer Training Institute on Police and Public Safety Psychology due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of workshops for mental health and allied professionals allows participants to receive specialty training on police and public safety psychology topics from the safety and convenience of their own homes while earning live continuing education credit. All workshops will be held virtually—online in real-time—June 15-19, 2020.

Summer Training Institute is an annual workshop series offering continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists, clinical social workers and counselors. Workshops are led by internationally renowned experts in their fields. The 2020 series offers online professional training focused on police and public safety psychology and is ideal for mental health professionals who seek board certification in this discipline or want to add it as a specialty to their practice. Participants will learn about evidence-based practices in police and public safety psychology that demonstrate useful research outcomes and real-world applications.

Example courses include Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for DutyEthical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police & Public Safety Psychology and Wellness Resiliency and Suicide Prevention Practices in Police and Public Safety Psychology. Participants can select as few as one and up to five professional online day-long training workshops, which are approved for continuing education credit by NBCC, CPA, APA and ASWB.

"Our Summer Training Institute is a rewarding opportunity for mental health professionals," said Patricia Zapf, Vice President of CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University, "and we're grateful for the expert lineup we have planned for this year's workshop series in conjunction with the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology."

The online training format ensures that professionals can receive the CE units they need to maintain licensure despite the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive live CE credit and will be able to communicate in real-time with presenters and other participants by using their cameras and microphones to share questions or comments.

Mental health professionals interested in attending the Summer Training Institute are encouraged to sign up online at concept.paloaltou.edu or call 650-433-3899 for more information. Prospective participants may also mail inquiries to CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, Calif. 94304.

CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, Calif. provides mental health professionals with continuing education opportunities that help them increase their skills, deepen their knowledge and gain practical experience to advance their careers. Professional training programs are offered for individuals and groups in a number of convenient formats, and classes can be taken individually or bundled for specialization or board certification.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Slone Partners Places Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer at OmniSeq

Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences and diagnostics companies, has announced the placement of Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of OmniSeq®. Dr. Klein will support OmniSeq in its continued development of innovative products that help oncologists identify the best precision medicine options for their patients.

“Dr. Klein is a highly accomplished leader in the innovative fields of molecular pathology, oncology and precision medicine,” said Slone Partners President Tara Kochis-Stach. “He will be a tremendously valuable addition to OmniSeq’s executive team.”

Dr. Klein joins OmniSeq with nearly 30-years of experience in the medical industry and a distinguished career in molecular pathology. He previously held leadership roles in molecular pathology at Cleveland Clinic, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Klein received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University and completed post-graduate medical education at Yale University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. In addition, he has a law degree from Yale Law School.

“I am thrilled to be joining OmniSeq at an exciting time for cancer diagnostics and precision medicine at a pivotal juncture for the company,” said Dr. Klein. “I look forward to working with OmniSeq's outstanding and talented team and am dedicated to supporting the organization in its mission to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes.”

Founded in 2015, OmniSeq is a commercial, CAP-accredited, CLIA and New York State CLEP-licensed clinical laboratory in Buffalo, New York. The company utilizes next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies through New York State CLEP-approved comprehensive molecular profiling and offers a wide variety of pharmaceutical services to assist in drug development.

Margot Schoenborn, CEO of OmniSeq, remarked, “As our new clinical affairs leader, Dr. Klein will play a critical role in educating oncologists, pathologists and other clinicians on how to leverage molecular information to improve clinical decision-making and therapeutic selection for patients with advanced cancers. He brings insights into treating providers' needs that will help drive our clinical evidence development initiatives.”

 

ABOUT SLONE PARTNERS


Slone Partners delivers the leaders who build amazing scientific healthcare organizations – People Are Our Science®. Since 2000, Slone Partners specializes in delivering world-class C-suite leadership, executive, and upper management talent to the most promising and established life sciences, diagnostics, precision medicine, CRO, and laboratory services companies. With coast-to-coast presence in the most active healthcare industry hubs of Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Research Triangle Park NC, New York, and Washington DC, Slone Partners uniquely and precisely provides an array of executive search and advisory services to innovative scientific healthcare companies. To learn more about Slone Partners’ value proposition and processes, visit http://www.slonepartners.com or call 888.784.3422.

 

ABOUT OMNISEQ


OmniSeq, an innovation of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is a molecular diagnostic laboratory based in Buffalo, New York. OmniSeq endeavors to find the right drug or the right trial for every patient by improving access to better cancer treatment options through genomic and immune profiling. OmniSeq offers three NGS-based assays: OmniSeq MSI NGS®, OmniSeq Advance®, and OmniSeq Comprehensive®. For more information about OmniSeq’s clinical products or pharmaceutical services, or to speak with an OmniSeq CARES® specialist, call +1-800-781-1259 or visit http://www.omniseq.com.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

CAL Business Solutions Joins ERPVAR’s Exclusive Network of Acumatica Partners

ERPVAR.com announces a strategic partnership with CAL Business Solutions, a leading provider of Acumatica Cloud ERP software. The ERPVAR directory for Acumatica partners highlights CAL Business Solutions offerings.

Established in 1982, CAL Business Solutions is an accounting and business management software solution provider based in Harwinton, CT. In 2016, after decades of selling Microsoft Dynamics GP, CAL Business Solutions joined the Acumatica partner program to meet the changing needs of their client base and business community looking for a modern cloud solution. The company even moved its internal systems over to Acumatica to truly immerse themselves in the product experience. Small to medium-sized companies rely on CAL Business Solutions for their long history and expertise in leveraging technology to automate critical business processes. CAL Business Solutions leads Acumatica partners with unique expertise implementing solutions to manage the unique needs in distribution, manufacturing, professional services, nonprofit, print shops, and other industries.

 

About CAL Business Solutions


Since 1982, CAL Business Solutions has been delivering ERP systems that enable small and midsized businesses to perform at their best. Located in Harwinton, Connecticut, CAL Business Solutions provides software and consulting services including deployment, customization, upgrades, training, and support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica.

Get more info at http://www.calszone.com. Connect with CAL Business Solutions at LinkedInTwitter or visit our blog.

 

About ERPVAR


Established in 2012 and headquartered in Orange County, CA, ERPVAR represents the collective expertise of Acumatica, Sage 100cloud, Sage 300cloud, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, NetSuite and QuickBooks Enterprise third-party developers combined with the expertise of local implementation ERP consultants. These local ERP consultants provide end-users with a thorough needs analysis to determine which ERP software functionality is required to address their unique needs. If a business process assessment is required, the local channel partner is enlisted to provide a comprehensive examination with end-user company departments to ensure the correct ERP software is selected, implemented and the staff is properly trained. For more information, please visit https://www.erpvar.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

McLeod Software Announces New Digital Freight Matching Web Service for PowerBroker®

Today McLeod Software introduced a new Digital Freight Matching (DFM) web service API for its PowerBroker® TMS product. This web service allows McLeod customers to integrate 3rd party providers of available freight and capacity matching solutions into their brokerage operations. The newly published API web service for Digital Freight Matching in PowerBroker gives companies with freight and capacity matching services or products the ability to write and test their own integration solutions for PowerBroker.

McLeod’s PowerBroker already supports direct integration with several DFM products in the marketplace that allow their customers to take advantage of the business process automation that these companies provide.

The new DFM web service API provides a connection from the 3rd party DFM solution directly to the McLeod PowerBroker application though a secure and configurable set of web service end points specifically designed for freight matching functions.

These service endpoints give vendors the ability to receive notifications on newly added or updated available shipments, to validate the qualification status of a given carrier based on PowerBroker’s business rules, to send capacity information on available equipment in a given area, to “cover” the load with a qualified carrier that will trigger an automated carrier rate confirmation, and to send a counteroffer on behalf of a qualified carrier for an available load.

“The release of this service achieves two primary goals,” said Robert Brothers, Vice President of Product Development, “The first is to provide the greatest flexibility for our PowerBroker customers to choose the 3rd party freight matching solutions that help their business be more efficient in locating and transacting with capacity matching solutions. Secondly, we designed this to give control of security and shared data elements to our customers, the PowerBroker system user. Sometimes the external service interfaces available in the market do not allow a brokerage company to know or limit the amount of information that is shared outside their system. The McLeod DFM API changes that model, because the service is configurable with respect to the data that is retrieved by the external system supplier or service vendor.”

McLeod Software will have a certification program for vendors to become eligible to use and support the DFM service in PowerBroker. This will ease the burden of implementation and ensure proper usage of the service offering. The certification process will provide these integration partners with a sandbox environment that includes simulated data for development and testing.

Companies who offer DFM services and want more information on participating in the McLeod Software DFM API certification program, or the licensing of this service, should email Partner@McLeodSoftware.com.

 

About McLeod Software


The companies who run McLeod Software are the transportation industry’s innovators. They consistently improve their customer service and operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and automate their crucial business processes. Visit us at http://www.McLeodSoftware.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

L-com Launches New Category 6a, IP67-Rated, Outdoor, High-Flex Cable Assemblies

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of Cat6a, IP67 and outdoor-rated cable assemblies for use in harsh industrial environments.

L-com’s new TRG695AHF-series cables are designed for industrial and outdoor environments where ordinary patch cables would fail. These ultra high-flex cables utilize an outdoor-rated FR-TPE (flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer) jacket that is resistant to industrial oils and UV damage while maintaining a CMX flame rating. Double shielding along with L-com's shielded RJ45 connectors thwart EMI/RFI interference. These assemblies are available with either one or both ends having a shrouded IP67-rated, waterproof RJ45 plug that is compatible with L-com's TDG1026KS-C6A-DC-WPK or WP67-BHA-DC for a waterproof seal. Additionally, the WP67-RJ45-DC waterproof RJ45 plug kits are also available for customers who would like to build or repair their own assemblies.

“These new rugged Ethernet cable assemblies offer both extreme durability and the ability to support 10 Gig connectivity with a Category 6a rating. Designed for outdoor use, these new Industrial Ethernet cables are one of the toughest lines L-com offers off-the-shelf with same-day shipping,” said Dustin Guttaduaro, Product Line Manager.

L-com’s new Category 6a, IP67-rated, outdoor, high-flex cable assemblies are all in stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com:

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, INC-Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

StabiLens solves the biggest problem gimbal operators face – Rebalancing

StabiLens, based out of Potsdam, New York, has launched a brand-new website and ecommerce shop at stabilens.com. It offers customers the chance to learn about and order the Stabilens Gimbal Ring System -- A first of its kind camera attachment that allows gimbal operators to swap lenses without having to rebalance. The new site has been developed and designed by LAD Solutions, a Los Angeles-based online marketing agency.

The traditional gimbal workflow requires users to balance their gimbal with every new lens, eating up precious time while on a shoot. With StabiLens gimbal ring, gimbal operators only need to balance their gimbal once to their largest lens. Each smaller lens is then counterweighted to match that weight distribution. Now, lenses can be hot swapped on set without wasting time rebalancing. Because the counterbalancing is done before getting out in the field it saves valuable shoot time allowing camera operators to be more creative and efficient.

StabiLens Demo

“Gimbals are amazing tools. They give everyone the ability to shoot beautiful cinematic imagery, but they come with major drawbacks. I invented StabiLens because I didn’t want to have to rebalance every time I wanted to change lenses. I wanted my gear to work for me and not the other way around,” said Zac Miller filmmaker, inventor of, and CEO of StabiLens.

The new site details StabiLens’ offerings, two kits – a Starter kit for .99, which allows users to balance two lenses. It includes one ring, 10 tungsten alloy weights, 10 stainless steel weights, quick clamp, and a hard case; as well as the Cinematographer’s kit for 9.99, allowing users to balance three lenses. It boasts two rings, 20 tungsten alloy weights, 20 stainless steel weights, quick clamp, and a hard clamshell case. StabiLens also sells add on products such as additional rings, weight expansion packs and hard cases.

StabiLens can be customized to work with many setups. The ring itself can safely and easily fit over lenses between 58mm – 100mm. That will cover most mirrorless and DSLR lenses across every brand. It works with motorized gimbals as well as traditional balanced camera systems. Once balanced, lenses can be swapped as many times as needed without further rebalancing. This allows users to remove the StabiLens system at any time, say for instance if operators want to shoot on a tripod, and then reattach later when they go back to operating a gimbal.

About StabiLens:

Zac Miller invented the StabiLens Gimbal Ring. He began his career in 2005 getting his hands dirty on independent feature films in Boston. Since then Zac moved to LA and worked on Television shows, films, commercials, corporate videos, and web content for clients like CBS, ABC, 21st Century FOX, National Geographic, Diet Pepsi, HGTV, MTV and WGBH.

Posted in: Services,Shopping & Deal,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Meller Optics' Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes Withstand Extreme Temperatures & Pressures

Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire optics that can withstand high temperatures and pressures, plus fast moving particles, making them ideal for aerospace applications.

Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes feature Mohs 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, are chemically inert, impervious to water, fast moving dirt and sand, and can withstand temps. up to 1,000°C and pressures to 10,000 psi. Ideally suited for protecting cameras, detectors, sensors, and telescopes in outer space, they are offered in 3/8” to 4” dia. sizes and various wall thicknesses with ±0.001” tolerance.

Featuring up to 85% transmission from the UV to IR, Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes can include A/R coatings for enhancing transmission to better than 99%. Surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig, flatness held to 0.5 fringes of HeNe, and parallelism from 20 to 2 arc/secs. can be provided, depending upon configuration.

Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes are priced according to configuration, size, and quantity.

For more information contact:

Meller Optics, Inc.
Steve Lydon, Marketing
120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
Providence, RI 02940
(800)     821-0180 FAX (401) 331-0519
e-mail: steve@melleroptics.com
http://www.melleroptics.com

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Premium German Brand HALLHUBER Hones in on Time-to-Value with Centric PLM™

The home of unique ready-to-wear items, shoes and accessories for fashion-loving women in Germany has chosen Centric Software as a long-term PLM partner to eliminate non-value added tasks, prioritize more strategic product-related activities and transform operational efficiency, ensuring beautiful products arrive to market quickly and efficiently. Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

HALLHUBER GmbH was founded in Munich in 1977. At the time, the concept of young, trend-conscious brands was still scarce. Today, HALLHUBER is one of the most important vertical fashion brands for self-confident and sophisticated women in Germany, with an internationally connected design team producing up to 26 new collections every year. HALLHUBER sells its range in over 380 stores and sales areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Benelux countries, Poland, Great Britain, and Ireland as well as its own online platforms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The company has consistently pursued its market position in the “Bridge-to-Premium” category over the past 40 years.

With a new collection every two weeks at HALLHUBER, the margin for production error is small in a retail world where there is a growing consumer demand to be on-trend and on-time. Felix Gross, Head of Project Management says an outdated PDM solution was creating internal inefficiencies and hindering the ability to make the strategic decisions required for fast-paced collections.

“We were mainly using spreadsheets, email and a very old-fashioned PDM. None of these systems spoke to each other, so there was a growing need to reevaluate and streamline our design processes in order to save time and minimize mistakes. We wanted to reduce the number of tools we were working with to just one. That’s where Centric stepped in.”

By incorporating information from previous collections, Centric PLM saves teams hours usually spent searching for crucial data. Increased visibility and efficiency at every stage of product development maximizes time to value, ensuring quantities and quality are on track to meet promised delivery and fulfillment commitments.

Commenting on Centric’s position as Fashion PLM market leader, Felix Gross says, “The single most important metric for us is time to value, ensuring that our teams spend more time on using their talents so we can explore new ideas and expand into new categories, while making smarter, more strategic product decisions. It’s transformational for us to build this partnership. Centric is constantly developing new product features and effective growth strategies we can benefit from.”

“We are very excited that HALLHUBER has chosen to partner with Centric,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We look forward to supporting their progress, designing and delivering beautiful products for an increasingly dynamic and competitive female fashion industry.”

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HALLHUBER (http://www.hallhuber.com)
HALLHUBER GmbH was founded in Munich in 1977 and is now one of the most important vertical fashion brands in Germany. HALLHUBER offers a unique selection of ready-to-wear items, accessories, bags and shoes to create individual looks. The design team is internationally connected and, with great attention to detail, designs up to 25 collections that are always in tune with the current mood.

Environmentally conscious action and the continuous expansion of sustainable paths is part of the company philosophy. HALLHUBER works every day to have the products sourced and manufactured responsibly. 50 percent of the goods are already produced in Europe. The company commits its suppliers to production under ethically and ecologically correct conditions, relies on a reliable, globally established supplier network and, thanks to the vertical business model, can guarantee fast and smooth processes.

HALLHUBER sells its range in approximately 380 retail spaces (as of January 1st, 2020) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Great Britain and Ireland as well as on hallhuber.com in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. In the financial year 2018/19 (01/11/18-31/10/19), sales were 197.5 million euros. Managing directors are Rouven Angermann and Torsten Eisenkolb.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

EMS Consulting to Acquire Digital Banking Services (DBS DX) Accelerating Its Financial Services Cloud Offerings for Digital Banking

EMS Consulting (EMS) has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Banking Services (DBS DX), one of the fastest-growing Digital Transformation Services Partners for Banking, and Credit Unions specializing in Salesforce. The move will further strengthen EMS’s position as the leading enterprise cloud services provider and enhance its ability to provide clients with unparalleled cloud strategy, technology consulting, cloud application implementation, integration, and their Cloud Advisory managed services.

EMS Consulting, an enterprise technology solutions company, has delivered services to over 7500 customers across the USA for over 22 years. This acquisition further elevates EMS Consulting’s position as an end-to-end Salesforce enterprise cloud solutions and services provider for the Financial Services Market. This addition will address the surging demand from its trans-formative customers from implementation to offering out of the box Virtual Branch Banking Solutions.

DBS brings Financial Services expertise, industry knowledge, solution assets, and deep ecosystem relationships across a variety of financial services segments including mortgage, commercial, consumer, and insurance for both banks and credit unions. DBS has created multiple banking applications that will quickly advance our financial services, customers, in conjunction with EMS’s industry strength, size, and scale.

“We’ve reached a tipping point where our FINS customers are asking for comprehensive, out of the box solutions built on the Salesforce platform that can be easily deployed for rapid adoption to enhance the customer experience and achieve significant business results more quickly,” said Elaine Myrback EMS’s chief executive officer. I look forward to welcoming the talented professionals of DBS to the EMS team.

Lisa Nicholas, DBS DX chief executive officer, said, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with EMS. The combination of our capabilities and experience with EMS’s scale, broad industry expertise, and global cloud application capabilities represents a unique and compelling opportunity for our customers, for our people and the future of cloud technology.”

 

About EMS Consulting


EMS is a Salesforce Gold Partner, founded in 1998 headquartered in Tampa, Florida with experienced, cloud advisory and technology services consultants, providing cloud strategy, implementation, and integration services to thousands of customers around the country. EMS Consulting has over 100 dedicated consultants providing expertise in Financial Services, Health Care, Retail, and Higher Education Industries and a certified Salesforce and MuleSoft Partner since 2012. Visit http://www.consultems.com or call 813-287-2486 to learn more.

Posted in: Business,Finance,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Knorex Awarded Certification Renewal by JICWEBS for Brand Safety (DTSG)

Digital ad standards industry body, Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS) has awarded to Knorex, a leading provider of cross-channel marketing cloud platform the DTSG Brand Safety (https://jicwebs.org/standards/brand-safety/) renewal certification following an independent audit by Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) of Knorex advertising processes against JICWEBS DTSG Good Practice Principles.

The JICWEBS DTSG Principles are industry-approved guidelines that are designed to reduce the risk of ad misplacement, and deliver transparency by allowing businesses to demonstrate their brand safety processes to the same industry standards. The aim of this verification program is to promote confidence in the industry by demonstrating that companies like Knorex upholds brand safety and protects the integrity of online advertising.

Abhishek Kumar, VP Engineering of Knorex said: “We have been proactive in providing to our customers and partners with the trust of delivering to them the highest quality and assurance in brand safety, right down to the granular level of every bid. We work hard with industry partners and bodies to ensure that each ad of our customers are being delivered efficiently to the right audience with minimal or no wastage without compromising on quality. Attaining the renewal certification from JICWEBS DTSG brand safety seal is important as it recognizes our long-standing commitment in providing a trustworthy and brand-safe environment to our customers and partners. At a time when brand safety remains an on-going concern and advertising buyers seeking out for trusted partners, we are thrilled to receive a renewal of our independently verified Seal of Compliance to foster a more transparent digital ad trading environment.”

The certification demonstrates Knorex solutions as measuring up to industry best practices and standards. It also reaffirmed Knorex commitment to delivering greater transparency to advertising buyers that their ads will reach the right audience and not be associated with content that could jeopardize their reputation and business.

About Knorex
Established in 2010, Knorex is a technology company that provides programmatic online advertising products and technologies to advertising buyers worldwide through its offices across United States and the Asia-Pacific region.

With its marketing cloud platform, Knorex XPO™ enables ad buyers to self-serve and advertise real-time across the globe regardless of the media channels (social, search, OTT/CTV, video, web/mobile etc.), ad formats (display, native, search, social, video etc), platforms (android, iOS, mac, linux, mac, windows etc.), devices (desktop, laptop, smartphones and tablets) to deliver personalized marketing messages at the right moment to the targeted audience in an automated way, powered by machine learning/AI. Underpinned by a multi-layered data-driven approach, XPO simplifies the execution and optimization of marketing campaigns, while delivering measurable and attributable performance. To learn more, visit https://knorex.com.

About ABC


Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) is a leading industry-owned auditor for media products and services, with specialist skills in digital ad trading.

Through the organization experienced teams, it provides an independent service, checking compliance across a range of media standards. ABC rigorous auditing of multiple business types underpins the work of other Standards setters such as BARB, JICWEBS and TAG. For more information on ABC’s Verification Service, please visit https://www.abc.org.uk/audit-services/brand-safety

About DTSG / JICWEBS


The Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG) is a UK group comprising representatives of the entire digital display advertising market, including trade bodies the Association of Online Publishers (AOP), Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK, News Media Association, ISBA – the voice of British advertisers – and the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). DTSG was set up in 2012 to bring the industry together to propose guidelines aimed at significantly reducing the risk of misplacement of advertising across the digital trading ecosystem. The DTSG Good Practice Principles serves as the basis of certification for brand safety.

The DTSG’s Good Practice Principles are endorsed by the UK’s Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards or JICWEBS. These principles set industry-wide standards, including the wide use of Content Verification (CV) tools and appropriate / inappropriate schedules, to inject greater transparency into the digital display advertising market, and provide control to help ensure that advertising will not be associated with inappropriate or illegal content. For more information, visit https://www.jicwebs.org

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Services,Technology,U.S

KERV Releases New Feature Set with Support for Vertical Video

KERV Interactive, a multi-award-winning interactive video company revolutionizing the performance of digital advertising with its patented technology, has launched a new feature set that enables support for interactive vertical video. The new features, which also include object audio and custom fames, are helping brands keep up with our unprecedented time in history as the world shifts more to digital content and mobile device consumption.

The new feature set maximizes the mobile screen without the need to shift grip, which makes the entire experience more seamless for consumers. This functionality also capitalizes on improved interactive ad delivery for large social platforms such as Snap chat, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok. As vertical video has shown to be a huge performer and contact point for consumers, brands now can repurpose already produced social vertical video with KERV-powered interactive versions to further amplify social executions, while getting more use and engagement from a single source of content.

Moreover, KERV’s new feature set includes object audio, which enables brands to enhance the interactive experience with custom sounds tied to specific objects within a video. Another feature is custom frames and scene images, which can help brands give users the ability to explore additional content and info about products, brand, features, and more that are not represented in a video. Brands can use this feature to make special announcements, updates to product lines or business procedures, calls-to-action, disclaimers, or cater any quick and custom messaging on the fly.

“With our new feature set and accommodations for vertical video, brands can further maximize both ad dollars spent and the consumer experience as people across the globe are watching more digital content during social isolation and the quarantine,” notes Marika Roque, COO of KERV. “This also leverages the trend of vertical content being used for video consumption, short-term activations, and commerce.”

To learn more, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at 323-903-7063 or jeannine@freshpr.net, or visit https://kervit.com.

About KERV Interactive


Based in Austin, Texas, KERV Interactive is the world's most advanced interactive video technology company and is revolutionizing the future of video engagement through dimensional storytelling. KERV's digital advertising platform was built on cutting-edge, patented technology and adds extraordinary value to brands, agencies, and creative and data-science teams by creating audience-to-brand connections within video like never before. Leveraging breakthrough machine learning techniques and AI with unmatched processing speed, the KERV technology recognizes depth, dimension, and objects within a video just as precisely as the natural eye. KERV enables every frame in every scene of any digital video to be an immersive, interactive experience for consumers.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Rex Academy Online Coding Courses Help Kids Beat the Covid 19 Quarantine Boredom

Rex Academy, a leading global technology academy for kids and teens, offers fun, engaging, high quality online programming courses. These courses will not only keep them occupied while being locked in at home, but also arm them with coding skills that can help them gain an edge in their future professional lives.

“Programming is sheer magic and a universal language”, says Rex Academy CEO Sandy Padala. “Kids can develop a passion for it quickly. It becomes an outlet for their creativity and helps hone problem-solving skills. In many ways, programming is the new literacy that every kid must learn in this digital world. The earlier they are introduced to it, the easier it becomes for them to pick it up.”



“Our online classes are delivered through videoconferencing,” continued Rex CEO Sandy Padala while talking with parents and encouraging them to enrol their kids for a trial online group class. “Students are placed in an age appropriate coding class. Teachers both present the material and monitor all students’ computers during class to ensure they are learning. Class recordings and student’s progress reports will be available to the parent after every class. We maintain small age-appropriate student to teacher ratios (4:1 for our youngest students).”

Parents can enrol their kids at http://www.rex.academy/online-classes/

While most working parents are adjusting to the COVID-19 work from home mandate, it is the kids that are most affected by the lockdown situation. Governments all around the world have closed educational institutions to contain the global pandemic. Kids are not only bored and restless, but they are also deprived of the knowledge-gaining process.

One of the best ways to help kids overcome their boredom is to get them into coding. It will not only keep their brains ticking but, more importantly, developing coding skills at a young age will prepare them well for the digital world they will step into tomorrow.


Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates from Microsoft all learned coding with a private tutor when they were in middle school.

When it comes to learning to code, it is important to choose the right place that can impart this critical skill for this generation in a simple, fun and engaging manner. Rex Academy is the best place to learn online coding skills.

The key benefits of enrolling kids in Rex Academy are:

  • Fun and engaging classes
  • Teaches critical and analytical thinking and improves communication skills
  • Teaches kids to create games, mobile apps, animations, websites and build software applications.
  • The courses are 80% percent project based.
  • Aligned with National Education standards like TEKS, CSTA and K12CS
  • Multiple ways to learn - self-paced, one on one and small group sessions

Research reveals that in 10 years there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer science, but just 400,000 qualified graduates thus creating a huge demand for quality coders. There is a growing demand for programmers in every industry. Even if your kid never chooses to be a software programmer, coding is still a fundamental skill that your child would need regardless of what career she/he is going to choose when they grow up in this digital world.

Technology is everywhere, parents must start early and prepare their kids for the digital world right away. This will help them gain a fundamental understanding of how computers think. Computer Science is a skill for life that can be used to solve problems in a variety of businesses, scientific and social contexts. Kids who understand the basics of programming will be more adaptive to the changing needs of the workforce.

For more information, visit https://www.rex.academy



About Rex Academy:

Rex Academy, a top-rated global technology academy for kids and teens offers comprehensive, fun, and hands-on coding classes. These courses are aimed at transforming kids from technology users to technology creators. There are more than 30 courses that cover a wide variety of topics from Digital Arts to Ethical Hacker Certification. Rex’s mission is to make practical high-quality coding and computer science education universally available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere.

Rex is currently offering special discounted programs to meet the needs of the prevailing situation brought by coronavirus.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Employment,Leisure Activities,Technology

TD Madison Leads Successful Executive Search for CableLabs’ New Vice President of Wireless

TD Madison, a trusted provider of executive recruitment services to the cable and broadband industry, is pleased to congratulate Rakesh Taori on his new role as the Vice President of Wireless at CableLabs®. TD Madison undertook an exhaustive executive search and recruitment program, identifying Taori as the strongest candidate in a competitive field.

Rakesh Taori is a 5G pioneer who has passionately led 5G efforts for over a decade. His involvement with 5G started with the identification of spectrum for 5G to the regulators (2010), before leading the 5G system design team and driving early feasibility studies and ecosystem efforts at Samsung. Taori helped cofound a 5G startup company called Phazr, which spearheaded some of the first 5G trials (2017) and pilot deployments (2018) with Tier-1 operators in the EU and carried out exhaustive indoor 5G propagation studies with Japanese Tier-1 operators. Taori is an expert in cellular system design and Mobile and Wi-Fi networking standards.

Taori will be responsible for driving and executing CableLabs' wireless and mobile area vision and strategy. He will report to Mariam Sorond, CableLabs' Chief Research and Development Officer, whose recruitment TD Madison also managed.

“We are pleased to have once again successfully placed a senior executive at CableLabs, the most innovative and influential research and development lab in the cable and broadband industry. It was a pleasure to work with the CableLabs team, and we're thrilled to congratulate Rakesh as he takes up a position that will have an enormous impact on the future of 5G, wireless, and mobile networking,” said Dean Madison, CEO of TD Madison.

Before joining CableLabs, Rakesh was the first JMA Fellow of 5G Technologies at JMA Wireless, which acquired Phazr, a 5G startup at which Rakesh was Vice President of Systems and Standards and a founding employee. While at Phazr, Taori led the system design team that helped to architect and build the company's innovative 5G base station. Before Phazr, Taori held positions at Samsung, Ericsson, and Phillips, as well as serving on the Wi-Fi Alliance board and as Vice Chairman of the IEEE 802.16 working group. Rakesh is a prolific inventor with over 150 granted US patents.

“With vast amounts of unlicensed, shared spectrum for local/private 5G becoming available, cable operators offering wired and wireless services have an unprecedented opportunity to build a truly converged network of the future. CableLabs is in a unique position to architect, define and drive the network convergence paradigm. I'm looking forward to working with the world-class researchers and engineers at CableLabs, helping the cable and broadband industry to innovate the next generation of wired and wireless networks," said Rakesh Taori.

TD Madison has been the trusted executive recruitment partner of the cable and broadband industry for over thirty years. The full life-cycle executive recruitment agency works with clients throughout the recruitment process to identify, assess, and negotiate with senior technology executives. TD Madison's combination of industry knowledge and evidence-based assessments helps clients like CableLabs to identify and recruit the ideal candidate for C-suite, VP, and Director-level positions.

About TD Madison

TD Madison and Associates works with clients across the cable and broadband industry, providing executive recruitment, training, and staff augmentation to businesses ranging from emerging growth firms to Fortune 500 companies. With over three decades of experience, TD Madison finds exceptional leaders for exceptional companies. To learn more, visit: http://www.tdmadison.com

Posted in: Technology,U.S,World

Data Media Associates Extend Patient Billing Solutions with Pay by Text from Everyware

Everyware is redefining healthcare payment processing and patient engagement by offering Pay by Text with two-way messaging that helps companies collect more payments. They are invested in giving health organizations and medical billing companies the best new way to connect, collect and reduce barriers to payment.

Data Media Associates, LLC (DMA), known and trusted for over 40 years for offering the latest ways to streamline the statement-to-payment process, is dedicated to helping providers get paid. Now, DMA will elevate its multifaceted payment solution suite even further by offering Everyware’s Pay by Text and two-way messaging solution into their mix.

“We’ve known text communication and billing were on the rise and have been planning to extend our SMS services for some time now. So we’re very excited to bring this new pay by text solution to our providers and their patients.” - Cleve Shultz, President, Data Media Associates.

The best healthcare billing organizations today already offer a mobile billing option. The forward-thinking ones, however, recognize growing demand for business-to-consumer texting. This includes billing via text message and accepting SMS payments alongside paper or other methods. Sending an invoice text ahead of a paper statement, following up with automatic reminder text, alerts and gives patients the chance to take care of their bill from their phone easily.

“Our healthcare clients have been surprised to be able to connect with patients they couldn’t contact by other means. With pay by text they hit the bullseye, got paid, and even re-engaged with patients wanting to schedule new appointments.” - Larry Talley, CEO & Founder, Everyware

With more people looking for frictionless, contactless payment methods to avoid touching cash, mail and plastic, Everyware’s Pay by Text is growing fast because it gives patients a way to pay from anywhere.

About Everyware

Everyware is a conversational payment gateway enabling Pay by Text and two-way messaging with customers. Making text communication a part of the purchase process improves the customer experience and helps companies get paid faster. Get started with Everyware for Healthcare, watch the Everyware Pay by Text video and follow Everware on Linkedin for the latest updates.

About DMA


Data Media Associates (DMA) LLC, founded in 1975 by Bob Murphy, is one of the largest independently owned and operated print and mail businesses. DMA services the medical community across the country with print and mail services for patient statements, collection letters, paper claims, and special notes. Service also features acceptance of electronic claims which are processed in real time, giving an immediate electronic remittance to submitted claims. To learn more, visit http://www.dma.us.

Posted in: Finance,Finance Market,Technology,U.S

Focus Technology Achieves Titanium Tier in 2020 Dell Technologies Partner Program

This is the third consecutive year Focus has advanced its tier status with Dell—moving from Gold to Platinum to Titanium—signifying the firm’s rapid growth over the past three years.

As a Titanium member of the Dell Technologies Partner Program, Focus Technology serves a key role in providing innovative solutions that solve customers’ problems of today and tomorrow. With over two decades of experience in converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, storage, server and core client, and an extensive track record delivering business results, Focus has demonstrated unmatched expertise that distinguishes them as a top Dell partner.

“We are excited and privileged to be among Dell’s top partners who hold the most advanced certifications and know-how around Dell’s gold standard IT solutions,” said Doug Alexander, CEO of Focus Technology. “Using our deep understanding of Dell’s portfolio, we are able to enhance our own infrastructure solutions portfolio to offer exceptional value and address each client’s unique business requirements and strategic vision,” he added.

“Holding the highest level of certifications with capabilities and resources that span the Dell Technologies portfolio of solutions, we are thrilled to welcome Focus Technology into our exclusive community of Titanium Tier partners,” said Gregg Ambulos, SVP, North American Channel Sales, Dell. “We look forward to the ongoing collaboration we’ve enjoyed with Focus over the past ten years as we partner to innovate and offer transformative value to customers.”

About Focus Technology    

Founded in 1997, Focus Technology is a leading Boston-based information technology firm that offers organizations new ways to consume technology. By designing and implementing innovative IT solutions through personalized service, Focus Technology delivers positive results that support the customers’ strategic vision. Our team of experienced industry-certified solutions architects provides customized solutions specifically designed to address each client’s unique business requirements.

With expertise in next-generation data center infrastructure, managed IT services, cloud solutions and cyber security, Focus Technology is one of the top IT solution providers in the Northeast. The company has earned numerous awards and accolades, including CRN MSP Elite 150, CRN MSP Security 100, CRN Fast Growth 150, CRN Tech Elite 150, CRN Triple Crown Winner and Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

For more information visit focustsi.com, Twitter @FocusTSI or LinkedIn

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Jeremy Hudson Named to the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Open Sky Group is pleased to announce that Food Logistics has named Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, to its 2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

Open Sky Group, global Blue Yonder specialists, implements and upgrades warehouse, labor and transportation management software and has helped over twenty food and beverage clients with warehouse and labor management optimization projects in a variety of facility environments, including cold storage. Hudson was recognized for his expertise in optimizing distribution processes for many food and beverage companies.

As Director of Client Services, Jeremy was part of ten successful warehouse and labor management solution go-lives in 2019 alone. Some of his work with food and beverage clients includes applying engineered labor standards to produce significant workforce savings; using mobile capabilities to better manage the workforce and provide enhanced coaching capabilities and systematic automation of incentive algorithms; and occasionally designing versatile allocation, picking and staging approaches that allow for adaptability to various order sizes. Jeremy’s projects demand consideration of advance lot, date rotation and shelf life requirements and frequently involve automation including palletization, sortation, ASRS and pallet shuttling.

“There are so many challenges facing the food industry today - from safety and security, to compliance and regulations and product quality and shelf life, says Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, Open Sky Group. “The companies that embrace technology and dedicate the people, time and dollars it requires to truly understand and use it well, will find that they are the ones who grow and thrive. It's not a one-time “set it and forget it” proposition - the successful companies know this and commit.”

“Jeremy embodies ‘Rock Star’ in my mind,” says Curt Sardeson, CEO of Open Sky Group. “He came to us with a deep labor software background and within two years had mastered warehouse management and was running multiple implementation projects at once. Jeremy puts his full energy, which is considerable, behind everything he does and deeply understands the challenges our food and beverage customers face every day.”

2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognizes influential individuals in our industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

“The 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain showcases the true rock stars of the industry, those that go the extra mile, so to speak, to ensure their company’s supply chains are being operated in an efficient, safe and transparent manner,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. “These professionals are a true example as to why today’s food and beverage supply chains are in position to curtail tomorrow’s consumers’ demands, and why today’s youth should consider the supply chain and logistics industry as a possible path of employment.”

Recipients of this year’s 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award will be profiled in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online.

ABOUT FOOD LOGISTICS
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP


Open Sky Group, global specialists in WMS, Labor and TMS software upgrades and implementations, helps clients lower costs and risks and reduce time to implement with its proprietary methodology and no-modifications approach. A gold implementation partner and reseller of Blue Yonder Warehouse, Workforce, Warehouse Labor and Transportation Management software, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

Contact: Open Sky Group
Darcy Reeves
VP of Marketing
919.800.8250
http://www.openskygroup.com

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SIUE School of Nursing Hosts Virtual Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Conference

It’s consistently clear that nurses play a huge societal role as educated, compassionate medical professionals and abundantly so in the midst of the current world health crisis. Whether on the frontlines, as administrators, educators or aspiring healthcare workers, nurses continuously seek new knowledge and skillsets that will add value for their patients.

One of the latest examples of this dedication is the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s (SON) innovative Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program. Despite the suspension of on-campus activities at SIUE as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ANEW program held its first continuing education conference on Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22 in a virtual format.

Almost 300 attendees, comprising regional Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and students, participated remotely in the regional conference as nationally-renowned speakers presented on topics of opioid crisis, non-opioid pain treatment options, recognizing addictive behavior, rehabilitation of the opioid dependent patient, and long-term follow-up strategies.

“The ability of healthcare providers, and in particular, nurse practitioners to appropriately serve a patient population struggling with opioid use disorders within rural areas of Illinois is of critical importance,” said SIUE SON Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Site Coordinator and Instructor Melissa Bogle, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC. “I was incredibly impressed with the level of participation, engagement and best practice sharing from attendees. Despite the virtual environment, you could sense the collegiality of the group.”

“We received so much interest from healthcare providers in the bi-state area for this conference, so it meant a lot to us to be able to deliver on our commitment to provide educational credits to this group, despite current COVID-19 challenges,” Bogle added. “The majority of attendees are required to have this type of opioid-focused education to renew their licenses within the state of Illinois.”

SIUE SON Instructional Designer Jodie Nehrt helped with the successful transition to a virtual format, primarily through the use of Zoom and Mursion.

“We were fortunate to have a collection of speakers who were motivated to share their content, despite the last-minute change in venue, and attendees who were eager to engage and participate from the comfort and safety of their homes,” Nehrt said.

“Zoom was the technology that saved the day for us,” she explained. “We were able to schedule the sessions and offer virtual attendance to this free conference using a free communication tool. We coordinated with our presenters to fulfill their needs for attendee participation and question-and-answer management. Additionally, one of the sessions was a dynamic demonstration of a software we use on campus, called Mursion, which offers mixed reality for the practicing of professional skills.”

“Dr. Melissa Bogle worked nonstop on developing this conference from the beginning. Jodie Nehrt came in to work last week when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and we knew that our live campus event would likely be canceled,” said ANEW Program Director Valerie Griffin, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP, assistant clinical professor and director of nurse practitioner specializations in the SON. “These incredible, dedicated women were able to transition this large event to a virtual format without exhibiting worry or stress over the process. They remained positive that we could pull this off, and we did!”

Attendees expressed their appreciation to the SON for their creative online management and successful execution of the ANEW Conference.

“During a time when faculty are stressed to get their classes online, I am amazed at your commitment to those who registered for this meeting,” noted Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, senior vice president of Strategy and Innovation at Loyola University Chicago, in a post-conference email. “The skills required to make this happen so quickly, in just a week, are remarkable. Further, the lectures were of high-quality both from a content perspective and the technology used to bring this to us virtually. It was clear to those of us who participated that your faculty and support staff worked long and hard to provide this excellent conference.”

Funded by a four-year .75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the ANEW program is a multi-faceted educational effort that is creatively designed to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout Illinois by promoting a smooth and natural transition from the student role to practicing APRNs into those areas.

The SIUE SON and its clinical partners collaborated on the conference’s development. Clinical partners bolstering the success of the ANEW program are Chestnut Health Systems, OSF HealthCare, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Synergy Healthcare Solutions, LLC., and the SIUE We Care Clinic.

The SIUE School of Nursing’s programs are committed to creating excellence in nursing leadership through innovative teaching, evidence-based practice, quality research, patient advocacy and community service. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders in pursuit of shaping the nursing profession and impacting the health care environment. SIUE’s undergraduate nursing programs on the Edwardsville campus and the regional campus in Carbondale help to solve the region’s shortage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses and enhance the quality of nursing practice within all patient service venues. The School’s graduate programs prepare nurses for advanced roles in clinical practice, administration and education.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S

Smart2Pay Adds Ant Financial’s HUABEI Credit Card To Its Payments Portfolio

Smart2Pay, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has added Huabei credit solution to its 200+ payment methods portfolio.

With this new feature, Smart2Pay offers its Merchants an additional means to tapping into the Chinese market, besides the popular methods like Alipay, Wechat Pay and UnionPay that Smart2Pay already offers.

Huabei is Ant Financial’s virtual credit card for its Chinese users. Some internal shareholders estimated that, of Alipay’s 900 million Chinese users, more than half have created Huabei accounts. Huabei literally means ‘just spend’ and is generally perceived as a microlender.

Huabei may be used for all online and offline purchases via Alipay wallet. Users of Alipay can set Huabei as their default payment option, meaning that their purchases are first made with credit before funds are debited from their Alipay account. As well, when Huabei is used to shop, the user must return the amount of the payment on the 9th of the next month. There is an interest-free period of up to 41 days. Merchants offering Huabei can see conversion increase by up to 40%.

Huabei was launched in April 2015 by Ant Financial as a way for users of its wallet solution Alipay to fund purchases on ecommerce platforms run by Ant Financial’s affiliate, Alibaba group, such as Tmall and Taobao. Huabei’s main user base is made up of individuals born after the 80s and 90s, accounting for around 80% of the total users. Since Huabei’s launch, Ant Financial has been expanded the service to more online and offline merchants.

James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2Pay: We are proud to add Huabei via Alipay to our already extensive Chinese payment methods portfolio. We constantly improve and expand our services in direct relation to market dynamics. We are confident that, with this latest addition, our Merchants and partners will successfully expand further their business in a very digitally-oriented and lucrative market like China.

About Ant Financial’s Alipay

Alipay is a mobile payment method founded by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group in 2004 and which allows users to create a digital wallet to store, top up and pay online or in store for products and services. It is one of the most popular methods of payment in China and is also available in many Asian markets, as well as in Europe, US and Canada.

Ant Financial’s chairman and CEO Eric Jing said on Alibaba’s 2019 Investor Day, held in Hangzhou, that Alipay (900m users) and its international e-wallet partners (300m users) have collectively served around 1.2 billion users worldwide.

About Smart2Pay

Smart2Pay offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2Pay, you will be offering the preferred local method of payment to your global Customers, thus significantly boosting your sales!

Posted in: Finance,Finance Market,Technology,U.S

Automated Marketing Services Support Businesses in Difficult Times

Atlanta – As more businesses across the country worry about maintaining customers and keeping the doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of digital marketing services and support can help companies reach more potential customers in  an effective manner. ThinkZILLA Consulting,  an innovative branding and digital transformation agency, is helping small to mid-size public and private businesses employ marketing automation, website updates and relevant marketing channels for digital transformation during challenging times.

Certified as a woman-owned small business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as a certified minority business enterprise through the National Minority Supplier Development Council, ThinkZILLA Consulting helps small businesses to Fortune 500 companies implement digital solutions to support business awareness and growth. From the technology to healthcare industries and from education to energy, ThinkZILLA simplifies the marketing process for businesses across industries, allowing them to focus on business management.

“To meet the needs of companies across the country, we have expanded our team so we can serve as your outsourced digital marketing and branding partner, helping with everything from expanded reach to crisis communications,” said Dr.Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA. “We enjoy helping businesses reach their goals by becoming more visible online, crafting the perfect messaging and connecting with our network of more than a million media partners to share their mission and message.”

With innovative solutions to solidify strong customer perceptions, ThinkZILLA Consulting’s services include: cultural branding to prompt more customers to identify with company culture and message; digital marketing including email marketing, search engine marketing (SEO), social media outreach, videos and mobile applications; public relations to manage reputation and boost consumer confidence to enhance credibility; business partnerships to leverage strategic marketing and help companies achieve their objectives, among others.

Beyond efficiency and greater reach, the benefits of digital marketing include greater personalization, which significantly increases customer engagement, new leads and the ability to measure effectiveness of efforts. Social media is one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to reach more people across the globe, and 90 percent of consumers have communicated with a brand via social, according to a recent survey

With its growing team of experts across marketing platforms, ThinkZILLA is A Plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and recently partnered with Grady Health System as part of the prestigious George Mentor Protégé Association. The company is a member of the Atlanta Business League and the Atlanta Press Club as well as a premier Google partner.

“With a focus on value and solving complex problems, we are authentic and thoughtful when it comes to delivering solutions and helping our clients transform and innovate,” Trayham added. 

About ThinkZILLA Consulting Group 

ThinkZILLA specializes in multicultural branding, digital engagement, influencer marketing, experiential events and partnership creation. Making brands more relevant, ThinkZILLA builds meaningful connections between brands and consumers. For more information on ThinkZILLA or to schedule a consultation, please visit https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/ 

Posted in: Building & Construction,Education,Energy & Environment,Professional Services,Technology

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams Wins 2020 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams from Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has earned a 2020 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety magazine. The software won a Gold Award in the Emergency Notification/Mass Notification category. InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams was selected by an independent panel of judges from the security industry based on criteria that included features, innovation, user friendliness, interoperability, quality, design, market opportunity, impact in the security industry, technical advances, and scalability.

“Singlewire Software is dedicated to providing college and university campuses with the tools they need to enhance safety and communication,” said Pat Scheckel, vice president of product management at Singlewire Software. “This award highlights the benefits InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams offers to higher education institutions to reach their people in the applications they frequently use with critical messages.”

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams is a mass notification system that allows colleges and university campuses to add value to existing devices by leveraging them for safety and communication. With the ability to reach mobile and on-premises devices and well as collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, InformaCast Fusion offers the speed, reach and flexibility organizations need to utilize technology that’s already in place to keep people safe and informed. It can connect to a wide range of IoT devices, including IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, panic buttons, digital signage, mobile phones, door access control systems and more to provide organizations with a powerful mass notification ecosystem.

“We are pleased to be a vital part of providing solutions that will protect our children and young adults in the learning environment,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Campus Security & Life Safety magazine. “Within the security industry, we all have a vested interest in protecting learning spaces and providing security to our valuable assets, the children.”

To learn more about InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams and how it can help colleges and universities provide a secure campus experience, visit https://www.singlewire.com/notification-informacast-and-microsoft-teams.

About Singlewire Software


Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., is the developer of InformaCast, a leading software solution for fast and reliable emergency notifications. More than 7,000 organizations in over 50 countries use InformaCast for emergency mass notifications. Whether it’s an active shooter, severe weather, or another crisis situation, InformaCast helps reach the right people, with the right information, to increase awareness, safety and security. To learn more, visit http://www.singlewire.com/informacast.

About 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group


1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group includes several leading industry media brands that provide new product and technology solutions for security professionals: Campus Security & Life Safety, http://www.campuslifesecurity.com, Security Today, http://www.securitytoday.com, and GovSec. The brands’ print, digital, custom media and research products integrate physical and IT security coverage and provide the smartest, most cost-effective solutions for reaching security decision makers.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Gladinet Announces Triofox to Help Mobilize Existing Servers

To address the increasing need for home-based work during these stressful times, Gladinet Inc., a leading provider of simplified remote access solutions for file servers, has announced the widespread availability of free licenses for Triofox, its newest product. By mobilizing existing on-premise servers, Triofox is enabling secure, remote, and mobile access to existing file server shares without a VPN.

To enjoy the aforementioned free licenses, which expire June 30, 2020, enterprises can email ticket@triofox.com and request them.

Gladinet’s Vice President of Customer Success, Azam Ali, said:

“In this time of need, we are faced with the challenge of making it as easy as possible to work from home, without compromising security or productivity. And everyone is saying they need it done yesterday. The problem is it can take significant time to provide VPN less access – especially if you’re talking about workflows that involve file servers and line of business applications. Triofox eliminates those hurdles! It’s simple to install, and it leverages existing network file shares, users and permissions for automatic configuration. You can literally have your employees working from home in minutes, not days or weeks.”

In stark, relieving contrast to VPN’s confusing, slow, and error-prone connections, Triofox simplifies the at-home user’s experience by providing remote access through a familiar mapped drive, creating the illusion of working in the office on the company network, without a VPN’s encumbering setbacks.

Azam continued:

“While we cannot help out on the medical front, we can help out by providing solutions to keep employees safe and make the transition to work from home as seamless as possible. Companies are asking employees to work remotely. However, doing so increases risks like losing productivity due to traditional, inefficient remote access methods, or data breaches from home computers that tend to be more vulnerable than those on a corporate network.”

Triofox’s built-in ransomware protection is a notable member of an extensive arsenal of security, reporting and monitoring features. It uses behavioral heuristics to actively monitor all Triofox clients for any unusual activity, quarantine them at the first sign of possible attack, and alert the administrator to the neutralized threat.

Other prominent features include versioning and offsite backup of file server assets to simplify recovery from disasters like accidental deletions. Triofox also prevents “data sprawl” by storing data on existing file servers, while simultaneously governing remote access with existing permissions. However, if so desired, Triofox does provide the option to instantly move file servers to the cloud. There is also no vendor lock-in and organizations can continue to access their data with or without Triofox.

In his final comments, Azam noted:

“We’re seeing more workers that need to access corporate data remotely, at home or from personal devices. This emphasizes the need for organizations to both empower and manage employee mobility to satisfy the tension between conflicting demands for security, agility and productivity. Thankfully, we designed Triofox with the file server integration features and flexibility required to resolve those conflicts.”

To learn more, please go to https://www.triofox.com or email us ticket@triofox.com or call us at +1 888 955 6656.

About Gladinet Inc.

Gladinet Inc. offers solutions that enhances existing Windows file servers with secure remote access, mobile file sharing, data protection, and cloud migration, while addressing business concerns about security, privacy, compliance and control. Gladinet Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL and can be reached at https://www.gladinet.com/ or call us at +1 888 955 6656.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TEKLYNX International’s Travis Wayne Named to the 2020 FOOD LOGISTICS Champions: Rock Star of the Supply Chain

TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, today announced Product Manager Travis Wayne has been named a 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics. The esteemed list, featured in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics magazine, recognizes influential individuals in the food and beverage industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

“I’m proud to be named a 2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Star of the Supply Chain because of TEKLYNX’ commitment to the global food supply chain,” stated Travis Wayne, Product Manager, TEKLYNX. “At TEKLYNX, we stay aligned with food labeling regulations across the globe, new approaches for food traceability, and partner with customers in the food industry to achieve success. Advancing food labeling practices is essential to making educated decisions around our food choices. As the food industry continues to evolve it is essential for companies to be able to confidently adjust to new labeling requirements and improvements.”

Wayne is a highly-respected supply chain thought leader and brings 15+ years of experience in Information Technology and Product/Project/Portfolio Management. In his role as Product Manager for TEKLYNX, Wayne is responsible for the development and success of TEKLYNX suite of barcode label design software solutions that streamline efficiencies for companies throughout the food industry.

Under Wayne’s leadership, TEKLYNX has developed a streamlined governance model and refined product management processes, enabling increased product quality while decreasing time-to-market. Ensuring that barcode labeling software is automated, secure, compliant and scalable is crucial for the success of food industry customers. For example, in the past year, TEKLYNX successfully offered six new major version releases and ten point releases that continuously meet customer demands and needs, and stay on top of (or ahead of) food industry compliance.

TEKLYNX is the only barcode labeling solutions provider to offer subscription licensing – allowing food and beverage manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to start using TEKLYNX for a low cost of entry – while offering a portfolio of tiered solutions that are designed to grow with companies over time. Some of the most renowned companies in the food industry rely on TEKLYNX.    

To view the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain list visit foodlogistics.com and to learn more about TEKLYNX barcode labeling software solutions visit teklynx.com.

About TEKLYNX International


TEKLYNX International helps supply chains work better. Today, more than 750,000 companies in over 170 countries trust TEKLYNX integrated barcode and RFID label design products and the people behind its solutions to make barcode labeling operations efficient, accurate, secure and industry compliant. With over 30 years of experience, TEKLYNX is the global leader because of its reliable software and superior customer support. To learn more about how the TEKLYNX community helps companies across industries worldwide, visit teklynx.com or call TEKLYNX in your region. Barcode Better™ with TEKLYNX.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Katalon Establishes Partnership with CircleCI to Augment Go-to-Market Software Delivery

Katalon LLC announced a partnership and integration with CircleCI to ensure a secured integration between the codeless test automation solution and the continuous integration and delivery platform, respectively.

Katalon provides a robust cross-platform test automation solution that supports web, application programming interface (API), mobile, and desktop testing for teams with minimum requirements for programming skills. CircleCI is a leading continuous integration and delivery platform used by the world's best engineering teams to radically reduce the time from idea to execution.

“Continuous integration is at the heart of digital transformation,” said Dung Ngo, VP of Product at Katalon. “We believe this partnership will help our mutual end-users to move further than just automated testing: to empower continuous testing through intelligent automation, and build frictionless CI/CD pipelines that drive sustainable values for their organizations.”

This partnership introduces the official support of CircleCI to Katalon, through the partner-certified plugin called “Katalon Orb.” Orbs are “shareable packages of configuration elements, including jobs, commands, and executors,” according to CircleCI. Katalon Orb expands the integration capability of Katalon with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools, while offering a host of benefits to the end-users in both engineering and quality assurance teams, including:

  • Ensuring security and eliminating risks when integrating Katalon with CircleCI
  • Reducing the time and effort put into configuring, writing test scripts, or integrating Katalon and CircleCI
  • Improving the reusability of test artifacts, jobs, commands, and executors when designing test cases

Katalon Orb is available for installation on the CircleCI platform.

"This new integration is the next step to complement our goal of making our product a comprehensive tool that meets the demand for project scalability and team collaboration. The partnership with CircleCI enhances Katalon’s native integration with other DevOps tools, and sets up seamless integration solutions for teams with specific needs for their CI/CD ecosystem,” Dung continued.

This collaboration also marks a new name added to the Katalon Partner Program. Along with the constant growth in product development and customer experience, Katalon also centers on expanding its community of partnership to provide a wider scope of test automation needs for the end-users. Learn more about Katalon Partner Program.

About Katalon


Katalon is a leading provider in software test automation solutions. The company offers a flexible platform for web, API, mobile, and desktop testing that fits teams and projects of any size, for any purpose—from creating tests, execution, reports, to seamless integration with the CI/CD ecosystem.

Katalon is widely adopted by a global community of users across 160+ countries. It is recognized as a top automation tool by prestigious reports such as Gartner, Capterra, and IT Central Station. Katalon solutions include Katalon Studio, Katalon TestOps, Katalon Recorder, Katalium, and Katalon plugins. For more information, visit https://www.katalon.com

About CircleCI


CircleCI is currently the largest platform for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines. CircleCI provides teams with what they need to scale up quickly and effectively. With more than 1 million builds a day across Linux, macOS, Docker, and Windows build environments, CircleCI was named a Leader in cloud-native continuous integration by Forrester in 2019. For more information, visit https://circleci.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Upcoming Episode of Advancements Series to Explore Innovations in Infrastructure Data Collection

Advancements with Ted Danson will focus on leading-edge infrastructure data collection technologies during 3Q/2020. Check your local listings for more information.

This segment will explore Hydromax USA (HUSA), a professional services firm specializing in advanced data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater, and natural gas conveyance systems.

Viewers will learn how HUSA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers, and utility owners to make the best decisions regarding their buried infrastructure.

“The marriage of technology and infrastructure, with verifiable mapping, is aiding the gas, water, and wastewater industries in ensuring the sustainability and reliability of energy to the world,” said Jon A. Smith, CEO of Hydromax USA. “While there remains much to do, Hydromax USA’s innovation and partnerships with leading organizations, utilities, and municipalities is advancing this industry in new ways daily. We ensure that our customers understand the present condition, while protecting the safe future of energy.”

The show will also teach viewers how HUSA utilizes the largest array of technologies, within one company, to provide the broadest capability in the country to assess buried infrastructure.

“With a strong record of performance, HUSA brings a unique ability to meet the needs for advanced data collection,” said Brett Ferrigan, senior producer for DMG Productions and the Advancements series. “We look forward to exploring how this technology is helping to improve infrastructure throughout the country.”

About Hydromax USA:


Hydromax USA is a leading national provider of infrastructure condition assessment services for the gas, water, and wastewater industries. Leveraging innovative and proprietary GIS-Centric solutions, HUSA’s comprehensive assessment and analytics platforms provide the highest level of actional business intelligence, while ensuring public safety and improving asset management. For more information, visit: http://www.hydromaxusa.com.

About Advancements and DMG Productions:


The Advancements series is an information-based educational show targeting recent advances across a number of industries and economies. Featuring state-of-the-art solutions and important issues facing today’s consumers and business professionals, Advancements focuses on cutting-edge developments, and brings this information to the public with the vision to enlighten about how technology and innovation continue to transform our world.

Backed by experts in various fields, DMG Productions is dedicated to education and advancement, and to consistently producing commercial-free, educational programming on which both viewers and networks depend. For more info, please visit: http://www.advancementstv.com.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S

XOP Networks Offers Conference System Lease Program to Assist Companies Coping with Employees Working from Home Challenge

In response to unprecedented need for employees to work from home, XOP Networks, a developer of Audio Conference and Web Collaboration bridges announces a conference bridge lease program.

As part of this program, XOP Networks will:

  •     Will load latest conferencing software on a customer owned physical or virtual server.
  •     Enable conference bridges that scale from 24 ports to 1000 ports
  •     Lease software in 3-month increments
  •     Allow 90% of the amount spent on lease towards an equipment purchase if the customer desires to do so at a later date

 

Our latest software release offers following advanced features for further facilitating work from home:
    

  •     Join the Audio Conference using computer audio or dial in via PSTN
  •     Share webcams for Video Conferencing
  •     Share desktop or specific application (Word, Excel etc.)
  •     Share a whiteboard for brain-storming etc.
  •     Use webinar for training, product demonstrations
  •     Optimize bandwidth utilization
  •     Bulk provision Moderator accounts and conferences quickly using our REST API

"We are pleased that we are able to help companies meet their employees' needs for being able to work from home. We can have our conference bridge installed and working on a customer’s server in an hour or less", said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

To take advantage of this offer call us at 972-590-0201 or email us at sales@xopnetworks.com.

About XOP Networks

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in January 2003 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Cellular Operators, Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to boost employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their Value-Added Services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.

For more information about XOP Networks, visit its website at http://www.xopnetworks.com.

Posted in: Technology,Telecom,U.S

Trident at AIU Education Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is proud to announce Dr. James “Greg” Hodges as the recipient of its Teaching Excellence Award for the Summer 2019 quarter. From the pool of faculty nominated, Dr. Hodges was selected as the winner by University leadership based on the strength of the positive feedback submitted by students.

“Dr. Hodges enhanced the online teaching tools by providing real world examples, asking for everyone’s thoughts on the scenario, and then posting what the final outcome was in the real situation,” states student Kristine Boyle. “What an amazing way to see what we are learning applied to actual situations in schools! I am very grateful for being a part of Dr. Hodges’s class and hope that I am able to benefit from his teaching style in future courses.”

Dr. Hodges joined Trident at AIU’s College of Education as a part-time professor in 2014, instructing doctoral level courses. He has held several positions in higher education including his current position as a Chief Academic Officer at a community college. Prior to this he worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years. 

A lifelong learner and teacher, Dr. Hodges has traveled to more than 70 community colleges across the country, training thousands of faculty members and administrators through workshops on cooperative learning, guided pathways, critical thinking, developmental education reform, and the national student success agenda.

He has been a member on boards of directors for local, state, and national organizations, including his current tenure with the Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dr. Hodges is a graduate of Trident at AIU’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership program. He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Bethany Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the College of William & Mary.

About Trident at American InterContinental University


Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident at AIU uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident at AIU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit http://www.trident.edu or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident at AIU's wide range of educational options.

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Global Banking & Finance Review® Accepting Entries for Their Prestigious 10th Annual Awards

Over three million people read Global Banking & Finance Review annually, counting on us for our well-respected news, views, and analysis. This stretches across quite diverse areas touching on everything of solid importance in the extended international banking and financial spaces. A major highlight the platform delivers every year is the Global Banking & Finance Awards

In exciting news, we have recently announced that we are accepting entries for 2020’s awards and encourage interested parties to fill out a submission form on the platform’s official website. Entering is quick, easy, and completely free. By nominating, you stand to boost your company’s awareness, reputation, and leadership. Winning is universally considered a sign of quality for companies in the banking and financial world and is highly sought after.

“We are always excited for this time of year and getting to see who enters our Award competition,” Wanda Rich, Editor from Global Banking & Finance Review. “Every year more companies enter, and the competition becomes more and more competitive. Determining the top choices is something we take very seriously.”

The Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world.

The entire Awards process from start to finish is free of charge. This includes nomination, selection and announcement of the winners on the website https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com and on the print magazine. 

The 2020 Awards are likely to be the most competitive yet, along with carrying the largest amount of recognition for winners.

For more information be sure to visit www.globalbankingandfinance.com.

Posted in: Business,Finance,Media & Communications,Technology,Telecom

Sudrania Fund Services Raises Strategic Additional Investment From Bodhi Tree Asset Management

Sudrania Fund Services Corp (“Sudrania”), the fund administration and technology company that is revolutionizing the buy side fund management with its Seamless suite of technology solutions today announced that it has completed another round of strategic seed investment by Bodhi Tree Asset Management (“Bodhi Tree”). This investment is a follow up from an initial investment made by Bodhi Tree in October 2018 and will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as broaden and accelerate professional services and product development. Shalin Madan, the CIO of Bodhi Tree will join Sudrania’s Advisory Board.

This financing builds on an exceptional year for Sudrania which saw a rapidly growing roster of clients, multi-fold growth of revenue, and market momentum in the competitive yet lucrative field of fund administration and fund technology. Sudrania currently has approximately 150 clients and a staff of 160 across its offices in Chicago, Boston, India, and Hong Kong.

Sudrania’s offering is well positioned with the rapidly changing demands of fund management industry that is looking to get away from time consuming and expensive manual processes or aged software solution that lack modern day computing power and flexibility.

“We believe that the mindset of the current generation of fund managers is very different. They are no longer looking for big bank administrators, they understand technology and the value it can bring to their business, and they are looking to keep their businesses cost-efficient”, said Nilesh Sudrania, Founder & CEO of Sudrania. “We believe the market will continue to shift towards more capable technology offered by fintech companies such as Sudrania, and establish a new high watermark of expectations that fund managers have from their fund administrators.”

Seamless platform consists of a portfolio of products geared towards investment managers in different verticals. At the heart of the platform is “Seamless Investment Backoffice” that provides the framework for other models of Seamless that include (Seamless CTA, Seamless Crypto, Seamless RIA, Seamless PREQ, Seamless NAV, Seamless Impact, and CommonSubDoc).

Key features and benefits of the Seamless platform include a daily processing of:

  • Full-scale generate ledger system
  • Complete taxlot portfolio accounting,
  • Wash sales and capital gains calculations,
  • Automated expense amortizations, waterfall calculations, fee calculations
  • Market data connectivity with third party sources,
  • Income allocation,
  • Fee calculations,
  • Performance reporting,
  • Investor reporting via a dedicated portal.
  • Complete cyber-security ensured, and certified with SOC1, SOC2, and SOC3 audits

 

“As an emerging fund manager who adopts the latest technologies, I immediately noticed that our industry’s back office solutions were far behind in the adoption of technology. A situation like the COVID-19 pandemic is an example of just how important it is for modern investment managers to have vendors that use automated technologies, can work flexibly, have a global workforce, and who can offer a much needed continuity of business as well as a much higher level of visibility into the portfolio and account value on a day to day basis to the fund managers as well as investors,” said Bodhi Tree CIO Shalin Madan. “As a fund manager, I know how important it is to have the account values for each investor at any time. I believe the monthly reporting cycle is antiquated and reflects a broken system, for which Sudrania has created a ground-breaking solution.”

About Sudrania

Sudrania Fund Services Corp is a Chicago, IL based fund administrator marrying the power of cloud computing with boutique service model scaled for volume. Sudrania’s Seamless platform is an integrated portfolio, fund, and investor accounting system with full scale general ledger system, capability to process millions of trades, and produce daily NAV for hedge funds, crypto funds, commodity pools, mortgage funds. This integrated software system is equally capable of supporting automation of capital calls/distribution and other complex calculations for private equity and real estate funds as well as SPVs. In its short history of three years, Seamless platform has been shortlisted among top fund accounting system many times by industry leading publications. For more information, visit https://www.sudrania.com.

About Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree Asset Management, LLC is a Fort Lauderdale, FL based investment management and family office advisory firm serving ultra-high net worth clients. Bodhi Tree offers a monthly subscription based quantitatively driven stock portfolio on the Interactive Brokers platform. Bodhi Tree also offers a cost-effective Back Office solution to family offices and alternative investment managers through its strategic partnership with Sudrania. For more information, visit http://www.btam.co.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Professional Services,Technology,U.S

Registration Closing Soon for Virtual Cybersecurity Competition

For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for the National Cyber League (NCL) virtual competition before registration closes on March 20.

NCL gives students a real-world cybersecurity experience, all from the comfort of your institution or home. It allows players of all levels practice their cyber-savviness in an online gymnasium and then compete against others individually and then on a team. Players will face a series of challenges where they can display their abilities to break into vulnerable websites, recover from ransomware attacks or identify hackers from forensic data, in other words, work on tasks they would do in an actual cybersecurity professional scenario.

The challenges are defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture the flag style. They are based on the CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker performance-based exam objectives. From this competition, students further develop their skills and as a bonus receive scouting reports of their performance that can be viewed by potential employers.

“Every season, we include challenges relevant to current security trends. Last spring, it was ransomware. Last fall, it was cloud security. We’re excited for players to experience what we’ve planned for this season,” said Franz Payer, CEO of Cyber Skyline, the competition platform for NCL.

High school students can get a jump-start on a career path in cybersecurity while college students can work one step closer to a lucrative cybersecurity career by competing in the NCL.

The Spring Season runs from March 19 through May 15. Registration is through March 20 and until March 24 when registration ends. For more information or to register, visit nationalcyberleague.org.

About National Cyber League:


Founded in 2011 by an alliance of public agencies dedicated to developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, the NCL is a nonprofit cybersecurity competition that measures the ability of students to perform real-world cybersecurity tasks. Powered by industry-leading cybersecurity skills evaluation technology from Cyber Skyline, the competition has students identify hackers from forensic data, break into simulated bank websites, recover from ransomware attacks, and more.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Future of School Annual Rural Summit Focused on Digital Learning

A diverse group of national leaders in education recently gathered in Austin, Texas, to share critical insights on advancing K-12 rural education through digital learning. Online and blended learning programs have supported rural students and schools in myriad ways for years, but for many educators and advocates, the pivotal role digital learning plays in boosting student engagement and academic achievement in rural education has not been widely explored. The second annual Rural Students Digital Learning Summit, which took place on February 23 and 24, 2020, was sponsored by the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) and Future of School (FoS), and focused on providing equitable access to online and blended learning in remote areas.

Representatives from the summit’s sponsors, including Robert Currie, President of VLLA, and Robyn Bagley, a Founding Board Member of FoS, kicked off the event with thought-provoking remarks. “The schools and districts of rural America face unique challenges related to equity and access,” Bagley said. “Technology can be the equalizer to provide those students the well deserved resources afforded the nation’s most populous and affluent areas. Enabling districts to retain teachers in onsite roles as well as tap into the expertise of those located elsewhere will transform learning for rural populations.”

Through talks, presentations and open discussions in large and small group formats, attendees from 21 states and the District of Columbia shared their experiences as educators and nonprofit leaders, and explored trends, obstacles, opportunities and emerging shifts impacting rural school districts throughout America.

A few of the Summit’s highlights:

  • Three state-level presentations by representatives from the Colorado Department of Education, the Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative and Virtual Arkansas underscored the impact that strong or absent policy has on expanding access to high quality learning opportunities.
  • Three presentations of creative strategies in Montana, North Carolina and Tennessee that involved philanthropy, state virtual programs, and/or community organizations and directly increased access and equity.
  • The Summit’s youngest attendee and speaker who has yet to receive her diploma gave a personal perspective on digital learning. Satara Ehnes, a 17-year-old senior at Julesburg High School in Colorado, will graduate with 50 college credits and an associate’s degree from community college two days prior to her high school graduation in May—an accomplishment made possible by virtual learning programs.

 

“Equitable access is a work-in-progress and much more needs to be done in order to provide high quality online learning opportunities to even the most remotely located schools,” said Amy Valentine, Executive Director of Future of School. “Our students’ futures depend on it, regional economies depend on it, and the competitiveness of our workforce depends on it.”

Attendees tackled current educational policy, solutions to teacher staffing shortages, the imperative for broadband internet, emerging social and community issues, and workforce readiness, among others, aiming to shed light on topics that shape a meaningful, rigorous and relevant K-12 learning experience despite geographic challenges.

The Summit proved to be an intimate, interactive forum for national rural education leaders, leading practitioners and supporters of online and blended learning to discuss and develop meaningful approaches that will improve rural education in the 21st century.

The Future of School fully supports the evolution of America’s rural school districts toward readiness for an increasingly interconnected world. It is committed to an active dialogue on progress made in 2020 and exchanging ideas and finding new ways forward—both at the third Annual Rural Students Digital Learning Summit in 2021, and via a digital resource repository now in the early stages of development. Sign up here to receive updates on these efforts.

Future of School is a 501(c)3 public charity amplifying the importance of K-12 learning as a catalyst for student readiness and a stronger society through programs and events, including its celebrated impact summits, original publicly shared research, grants for educators innovating in their schools and a scholarship program that rewards students diversifying their educational pathway.    

The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance is an association of innovative virtual programs in the U.S. Consisting largely of state virtual schools and several consortia, the member organizations serve well over a half million online course enrollments annually. The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that includes Colorado Digital Learning Solutions, Georgia Virtual School, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance, Illinois Virtual School, Indiana Online, Michigan Virtual, Montana Digital Academy, Nevada Learning Academy, NC Virtual, Virtual Arkansas, VHS Learning, Virtual SC, Virtual Virginia, Wisconsin eSchool Network and Wisconsin Virtual School.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Nonprofits Can Now Rent Technology to Boost Fundraising

In a class of its own, Karma Payments provides nonprofit organizations with technology unavailable elsewhere in the industry. This includes cashless payment device rentals—no other company has this option. Ideal for donations at special events, Instant Karma invites instant philanthropy for charitable causes by securely accepting mobile payments and all major cards. It is small enough to be handheld and can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly. Organizations may customize their device to spark brand awareness.

Advantageous year-round, Instant Karma particularly flourishes for spring fundraisers. Donations can be made anytime, anywhere—on trails, in parks, city plazas—attended or unattended. Think 5K races, charity golf tournaments or softball games, school or craft fairs, silent auctions, plant, bake, or book sales, garden galas, community festivals, pet parades, Memorial Day benefits, Earth Day celebrations…the sky is the limit.

Renting is a smart choice for short-term payment processing needs. It is cost-effective (why purchase a device for one-time use?) and worthwhile for optimal fundraising (cashless giving raises the average cash donation amount by 300 percent. Some nonprofits have seen a 600 percent increase).

Two weatherproof, easy-to-use models are available to rent. No login or lengthy setup necessary, simply power on and donations can be made.

Tabletop:


Designed for use in a fixed location (countertop, lobby, market); beneficial in brick and mortar institutions or outdoor areas with access to power.

Mobile:


Accepts donations on-the-go, complete with an ergonomic handle, ultra-light design, an eight-hour battery.

Instant Karma uses wireless connections for payments. If no signal is available, up to 1500 transactions can be stored offline and processed once a connection is restored.

“We value nonprofits and their charitable work,” says Chris Fleisch, co-founder and vice president, business development, Karma Payments. “To support their worthy efforts, we offer beneficial, cost-effective technology. Our rental program saves expensive product costs while increasing contribution opportunities.”

Renters receive the same white-glove treatment as buyers: Top quality products, low-cost processing, and impeccable 24/7 customer support. All rentals require a minimum one week contract. If desired, the device may be purchased at any point during the rental process; if prior to the contract’s conclusion, the rental fee (not including service fees) will be credited to the purchase. Bulk pricing is available. 

About Karma Payments


Karma Payments’ mission is to “Make a Positive and Lasting Impact in the World” by providing secure, purpose-driven, and innovative payment solutions for nonprofit partners, saving expensive processing fees. For more information about Karma Payments, their products, and services visit KarmaPayments.com or contact a nonprofit specialist at support@KarmaPayments.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Remcom Announces Advanced Phased Array Design Capabilities In XFdtd EM Simulation Software Including Superposition Simulation And Array Optimization

Remcom announces superposition simulation and array optimization in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, further expanding the software’s capabilities for high-frequency 5G device design and beam steering analysis.

Antenna arrays are essential for maximizing the performance of complex 5G-enabled devices, facilitating the use of beam steering, spatial diversity, and other techniques to improve throughput. Determining the numerous beam states for a new design can be tedious due to the hundreds or thousands of port phase combinations. XFdtd enables users to leverage the electromagnetic principle of superposition to reveal these combinations with a single simulation. By combining steady-state results from the simulation, XFdtd efficiently determines the port phases that maximize the far zone coverage in each direction.

Sam Seidel, XFdtd project manager, said, “Remcom continues to develop XFdtd to keep pace with the growing complexity of 5G design requirements and the advanced technologies that our customers are utilizing to meet them. Superposition and array optimization enable highly sophisticated array analysis and beam steering while removing slowdowns that impede the design workflow.”

For more information on the latest release of XFdtd, please visit Remcom’s website. XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version by contacting sales.

About Remcom:

Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation and wireless propagation software for users in the commercial wireless industry and government sectors. Remcom’s products are designed to work together to provide complete and accurate results when modeling propagation with real-world devices in real-world scenarios. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom engineered solutions.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Telecom,U.S

USARAD Including its SecondOpinions.com Division, Launches a Screening Program to Provide Medical Expertise During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic

USARAD Holdings Inc., the leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and telemedicine company backed by Siemens Healthineers and several healthcare VC firms introduces a first of its kind COVID-19 screening program. The virus has already infected over 100,000 people in over 100 countries and has caused over 4,000 fatalities to date. Over the years, USARAD through its SecondOpinions.com division has provided multi-specialty consultations to patients in over 100 countries for innumerable medical conditions and is ready to assist during the current global health crisis.

Early detection of Coronavirus is essential due to the lack of a known treatment or vaccine. Research by several leading academic radiology departments in USA and China has recently been conducted demonstrating the important role of CT diagnostics. For example, in a study conducted by Mount Sinai Health System and published in the industry-leading journal Radiology, a chest CT scan has significantly outperformed laboratory testing in diagnosing COVID-19 at 98% accuracy vs. 71% results using gene sequencing concluding that CT may be used as the primary screening tool for COVID-19.

USARAD introduces a program where a network of Chest CT-trained Radiologists provides screening diagnostics and consultations alongside other medical specialists including pulmonologists and infectious disease experts. The program is launched in partnership with Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW.io) team operating a blockchain-powered radiologist marketplace which connects hundreds of radiologists readily available to provide radiological diagnosis. The initiative will be utilizing AI algorithms as decision assistive mechanism for the team of radiologists as imaging quantities mount.

Research confirms that certain patterns of atypical pneumonia is seen on CT in patients affected with COVID-19, including ground-glass opacities, peripheral areas of consolidations, “crazy paving” as well as absence of certain findings. The evolution of such findings is critical in understanding the timeline of the disease as well as predicting progression and course of the infection. Radiology specialists are available around the clock to help diagnose or exclude COVID-19. The images can be uploaded via intuitive online service available around the clock. The team of multiple other specialists and subspecialists is also available on stand-by.

Planning for long-term preventive measures, USARAD has partnered with its Israeli Nanox Imaging (http://www.nanox.vision) that has developed a novel medical imaging system based on a digital X-ray source providing highly mobile, small footprint medical screening systems at a fraction of the cost of the industry-standard scanners. The partnership collaborates with global government health authorities planning potential global deployment of thousands of scanners at ports, border waypoints and community medical centers that may enable efficient and timely preventive screening for future outbreaks of COVID-19 or other similar pandemics.

USARAD and Nanox recently announced a joint distribution deal for the deployment of 3,000 Nanox.ARC scanners in the US. Once cleared by the FDA, the Nanox scanners will be dispatched into the high risk areas to provide immediately screening capabilities. Imaging devices can significantly limit patient transportation, facilitate disinfection and therefore lower the risk of virus transmission.

Dr. Michael Yuz, Founder & CEO of USARAD stated: “USARAD together with its strategic partners, MDW and Nanox is available to help patients world-wide during the current COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging the latest science and technology. We are doing everything possible to reduce panic, bringing the peace of mind to millions of patients world-wide.”

About USARAD Holding Inc. including SecondOpinions.com


USARAD Holdings, Inc. is a global telemedicine company consisting of two operating divisions – USARAD and SecondOpinions.com. USARAD is a radiology services provider offering interpretations of a full range of sub-specialty and general radiology patient studies. With an existing advanced technology network connecting medical facilities to board-certified radiologists and support staff, USARAD offers radiology services in all 50 states as well as more than 15 countries. Via its unique Radiology-On-Demand® platform, USARAD is committed to providing timely and responsive image review 24/7. SecondOpinions.com® is a medical consultation and second opinions leader providing health care customers, physicians and consumers with expert opinions from all medical specialties and sub-specialties. For more information please visit http://usarad.com & http://secondopinions.com.

About MDW.io


Medical diagnostic web (MDW.io) is first of its kind decentralized autonomous organization operating Blockchain based platform which utilizes smart-contract to facilitate complex B2B and consumer transactions between various stakeholders in radiology field. MDW.io designed to facilitate remote medical diagnostic consultations including radiologic and multispecialty second opinions, peer reviews, primary and preliminary teleradiology interpretations as well as synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine visits. MDW puts patients in forefront of their diagnostic health records by allowing patients and their diagnostic providers to upload findings in a secure, anonymized manner to be further evaluated by the community. For more information please visit http://mdw.io.

About Nanox:


Nanox, founded by the serial entrepreneur Ran Poliakine, is an Israeli corporation that is developing a commercial-grade digital X-ray source designed to be used in real-world medical imaging applications. Nanox believes that its novel technology could significantly reduce the costs of medical imaging systems and plans to seek collaborations with world-leading healthcare organizations and companies, to provide affordable, early detection imaging service for all. For more information, please visit http://www.nanox.vision.

Posted in: Technology,U.S

SAFE Health Selected as Finalist for 2020 SXSW PITCH

SAFE Health, a digital healthcare company focused on sexual health, has been selected as a finalist for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator) for its debut product, The SAFE App, which lets potential partners verify each others sexual health status and provides the easiest and least expensive way to get tested.

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 13 - 22, 2020) Startups Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, SAFE was selected as one of 5 finalists in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category.

The event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2020 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 15, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored. SAFE and fellow finalists in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category will present on March 15th.

“Our goal is to empower young people to respect and protect their sexual health,”said Lauren Weiniger, co-founder of SAFE. “We created a tool to make it easier, and a little less awkward, to have the conversation about sexual health between partners, while also providing access to easy and affordable testing. It’s not about blame or shame, our mission is to end the spread and stigma of STDs in our lifetime.”

According to the CDC, STD rates have reached an all-time high in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row. Dating apps and social networks have played a significant role as they have expanded dating pools, enabling STIs to spread rapidly through diverse populations. The HIPAA-compliant SAFE App is the first real-world, practical solution to addressing what the CDC now calls a “public health crisis.” The app lets people import their medical records from any provider, so they can show their status on their phone (and confirm the status of their partners). The app also lets users schedule affordable testing at 30,000 locations across the country.

“For over a decade, SXSW Pitch has played a pivotal role in...giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most and providing high profile exposure,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 503 companies who have participated since the competition’s inception, over 75 percent have gone on to secure funding and 16 percent have been acquired.”

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch.

About SAFE App


SAFE App lets people show their verified STD status on their phone, and provides the easiest and least expensive way to get tested and treated. Users can import their medical records for free from any provider, or book testing at over 30,000 locations. SAFE has partnerships with many of the leading players in healthcare, including Quest, Labcorp, and Mayo Clinic. More than an app, SAFE is a movement to end the spread and stigma of STDs in our lifetime.
Download SAFE App here: http://www.safeapp.me
Photo assets can be found here: https://goo.gl/6zs47h

About SXSW


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative p