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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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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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CIBR Warriors, a New Cybersecurity and Networking Staffing Company, Launches Nationwide

CIBR Warriors has officially launched nationwide to help businesses across the country protect their programs and safeguard their systems through hiring specialized cybersecurity and IT networking professionals. The experienced team at CIBR Warriors works directly with businesses of all sizes and industries to assess their cybersecurity profile and services, and recruit a perfect candidate for its security and connectivity needs. With an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs expected to go unfilled this year, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, CIBR Warriors is helping to fill this gap by identifying skilled new team members to arm businesses to take on today’s challenges in cybersecurity and network administration.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a 300 percent increase in reported cybercrimes – pointing to the urgent need for cybersecurity professionals in nearly every business and industry. Without such protections, cybercrimes can ravage businesses storing customer information, financial data, proprietary products and other sensitive information.

Industry leaders throughout the U.S. have relied on team members from CIBR Warriors to build their organizations across the country and further their careers for over 30 years. With a combined total of 90 years of IT staffing experience, the CIBR Warriors team brings a breadth of knowledge, deep industry ties and a track record of success filling difficult, specialized positions. In addition to permanent, full-time employee staffing, the CIBR Warriors team can also assist with contract solutions and contract-to-hire solutions in the cybersecurity and network administrations fields.

“With businesses relying on technology for their communications, security, data storage and daily operations, especially in 2021, they need professionals who can keep networks and servers running smoothly and maintaining top-notch data security,” said Scott Garfield, executive vice president of CIBR Warriors. “After spending a quarter of century specifically in the staffing industry, I am more convinced than ever of the positive impact the right hire can make in the success of a company, especially in this field.”

CIBR Warriors, the new cybersecurity and IT networking staff augmentation service’s name, stands for the Cyber Institute for Battle Readiness – a nod to the ever-changing landscape of IT and the combined defensive and offensive mindset needed to fight cybercrimes. In addition to providing traditional staffing services for highly specialized roles, CIBR Warriors also boosts a unique advantage through its partnership with national IT training leader MyComputerCareer. Committed to doing the job thoroughly and well, CIBR Warriors will provide ongoing training opportunities to ensure candidates remain current with changing technologies and are able to perform above industry standards for added levels of security.

“The IT sector is booming, and CIBR allows us to fill in the security job gaps in companies across the country for better protection, higher quality work and a true partnership,” said Tony Galati, CEO of CIBR Warriors. Galati is also the founder of MyComputerCareer, one of the most successful IT career colleges in the US. “We are excited to work with businesses across the U.S. to fill open positions, saving valuable company time and money while connecting them with their ideal team member.”

CIBR Warriors is actively working with companies and placing strategic hires starting this month. For more information for those seeking assistance securing a job in IT or prospective business partners with immediate or long-term roles to fill, visit cibrwarriors.com.

About CIBR Warriors:
CIBR Warriors is a leading cybersecurity and networking staffing company providing workforce solutions for businesses nationwide. The team at CIBR Warriors connects its vast network of highly skilled cybersecurity and networking professionals with a business’s specific hiring needs – creating an ideal working relationship and saving companies valuable time and money. For more information, visit cibrwarriors.com.

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"Doodle TherapyX2" Coloring Book provides whimsical escape during anxious times

November 18th, 2020 – Austin artist, Robert Battaile “Keeps it Weird” with his latest “Doodle TherapyX2” Coloring Book.

It’s especially useful to have some creative distractions that help you make it thru these crazy times. Multi-media artist and singer/songwriter has distilled 25 designs from a lifetime of doodling. “When the perfect pen is in my hand and the mind is elsewhere, or talking on the phone… that’s when some of my best Doods draw themselves.”

Battaile thinks the print version turned out great, but says it’s not a coffee-table book. “It’s not just an intellectual exercise of looking at the drawings and saying ‘oh, that’s nice’” the artist maintains, “No, you have to actually put a colored pen or pencil in your hand… and apply it to the paper. That’s when you escape.”
 
Shortly, the images begin to acquire personality. Given them names and a history as you create an environment and story for each. It can be a family activity… or not. The book is designed for all ages, even “grown-ups.” Each of the 25 images appears twice. Once on a left-side page; and once on a right-side page. “As a leftie, it feels great to finally have a coloring book that gives left-handers equal time,” Battaile laughs. “Putzing around with spiral binders and three-ring notebooks has always been a pain!”
 
“Doodle TherapyX2” is available from Amazon in print (.99) or digital (.99) versions: bit.ly/DoodleTherapyX2
 
There is of course, also Doodle TherapyX2 merchandise, coffee mugs, t-shirts and such at cafepress.com/RobertsArt
 
“You’re certainly invited to copy pages, color them and share with your friends,” Battaile adds. “Something unique, different and fun. Send some to me, too.”
 
The design “Travis Takes A Jaunt” is attached for you to share and color.
 
Contact: Robert Battaile battaile@calexas.com
 
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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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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.

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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.

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GiangisKitchen.com to Launch Private Membership Group Featuring Exclusive Content

Award-winning blog GiangisKitchen.com, which features simple, delicious, elegant and nutritious recipes that can be created by anyone in just 30-45 minutes, has announced that it will be launching a private membership group.

The private membership group will offer members exclusive content each day of the week:

  • On Monday, the blog’s founder Giangi Townsend will share some very special tips and tricks for kitchen gourmets of all experience levels — from those who are brand new, to those of who have been cooking for many years.
  • On Tuesday, members can send in any question(s) that they would like Giangi to answer about cooking, menus, kitchen tools, shopping, and anything else.
  • On Wednesday, Giangi will answer all of the submitted questions in a live Q&A session.
  • On Thursday, Giangi will release the following week’s menu.
  • On Friday, Giangi will take an item from the following week’s menu and provide a live step-by-step cooking lesson.

 

In addition, members will be able to purchase GiangisKitchen.com cooking classes at 60 percent off the regular price.

The activities in the private membership group will be streamed live on Facebook. However, members who do not have a Facebook account can access all of the recorded material directly on the GiangisKitchen.com website in a special members-only section.

Membership in the private membership group costs .99 per month. However, to celebrate the launch, members who sign-up during the initial launch period will only pay .00 per month for the first year.

“We have received so many requests over the years for a members-only section, and finally we are thrilled to announce that it will soon be available,” commented Giangi, who was named Best Food and Lifestyle Blogger — Southwest USA by CV Magazine, and who recently launched the ebook Back to Basics: Cooking 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking.

More information on the new GiangisKitchen.com benefit-filled private membership group will be published on the website's blog in the near future.

For all other information on GiangisKitchen.com, including advertising, marketing and media inquiries, email giangi(at)giangiskitchen(dot)com or visit http://www.giangiskitchen.com. Facebook users are invited to follow Giangi’s Kitchen at: https://www.facebook.com/giangiskitchen

About GiangisKitchen.com

GiangisKitchen.com is a popular and award-winning blog that features simple, delicious, elegant and nutritious recipes, geared to everyone: working moms, dads, grandparents, empty nesters, teenagers, and anyone else with a desire to prepare a great evening meal for their family in just 30-45 minutes. Access GiangisKitchen.com is free, and no sign-up is required. The website also features money-saving offers and coupons, and is optimized for all screens including tablets and smartphones. Visitors can also subscribe to get a weekly recipe round-up delivered to their inbox.

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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/

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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.

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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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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.

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Tellwut Launches Tellwut Insights to Provide Ease of Access to Market Research

Tellwut is excited to announce the launch of Tellwut Insights, our new DIY platform along with access to custom support services and our weekly Omnibus program providing ease of access for businesses utilizing our platform to gain affordable and valuable market research.

Tellwut provides data and analysis through surveys accessing our large North American community (panel). Use our DIY platform or Tellwut will work with you to run personalized targeted surveys to gain valuable data and allow you to make informed market decisions. Our engaged community of respondents will answer your questions to give you a better understanding of the consumer landscape.

With competitive price points, Tellwut Insights is created to democratize market research to become more affordable for businesses. Tellwut Insights also offers a level of efficiency as answers can be rapidly gathered and distributed real-time responses.

Tellwut Insights serves as a mediator between businesses and the Tellwut platform, giving clients access to a willing and diverse panel of consumers providing businesses data towards an informed decision-making process. Tellwut Insights reporting provides clients with comprehensive data allowing analysis according to numerous demographic and psychographic separations.

Tellwut Insights seeks to provide greater access to companies for informed decision making and provides varying options for quick and affordable insights. Examples of Tellwut Insights case studies can be found on our reports page.

About Tellwut

Tellwut® is a North American community of individuals dedicated to expressing their opinions through online surveys based upon a wide variety of topics in exchange for rewards and the Tellwut community experience. Tellwut Insights uses its proprietary survey and panel member management application along with the Tellwut community to provide a platform for organizations to send surveys to their stakeholders or to crowdsource and conduct online market research quickly and easily; thus allowing businesses a clearer understanding and insight into their products or services, customer attitudes, and potential business opportunities.

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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.

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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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Marci Brockmann Shares Life Experiences Through An Intimate Memoir and Healing Journey

Marci Brockman, the renowned artist, author, and teacher, has shared an intimate memoir and the healing journey of her life. The memoir shares her own trauma and how she helped herself and others deal with pain and how overcoming mental illness and addiction is a distinct possibility through expressive writing. 

“I believe that we all need hope and inspiration to break the destructive bonds of trauma,” says Marci Brockmann. “I have authored a memoir and a guided expressive writing journal, both aimed at healing trauma and pain and helping people connect with their past. I want people to understand and make sense of their memories and beautiful patterns and discover the truest hopes and dreams to make their lives truly beautiful.”

The two books that Brockmann has authored are – ‘Permission To Land: Searching For Love, Home & Belonging - a memoir about surviving and thriving mental illness and addiction and learning to love yourself and your life and ‘Permission To Land: Personal Transformation Through Writing’ - a guided expressive writing journal with over 100 pages of writing prompts. The journal aims to help people overcome their past experiences and move ahead with more clarity, awareness, and confidence.

According to Brockmann, expressive writing has the power to heal and also helps create a secure future that creates a sense of love and belonging. She has been sharing stories with others and wants people to know about their past, illuminate the present, and take firm steps towards a bright future with more clarity, awareness, and confidence through writing. The aim is to help people improve their mental health.

 The new author believes that expressive writing is the cornerstone of wellness and writing connections. She has designed a video workshop that can help people learn at their own pace. They can use numerous writing prompts and inspiring photographs to discover their deepest emotions, memories, and motivations, continue their wellness journey, and achieve personal growth.

Both her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores. Signed copies of the book can be purchased at www.Marcibrockmann.com along with customized paintings, prints, scarves, and now fashionable face masks.

Brockmann is also offering her Expressive Writing Video Workshop as a free gift on https://youtu.be/1gjKcMLb3xM 

Here’s what Barbara Kanal, DSW had to say about her book:

‘In Permission to Land: Personal Transformation Through Writing’ Marci Brockmann has created an excellent tool for reflection and self-improvement. The thought-provoking writing prompts will take you on a valuable journey through your own life, experiences, and memories. It is a beautiful addition to the memoir Permission to Land: Searching for Love, Home & Belonging. Her psychological knowledge is evident as the writing prompts to encourage us all to tell our own stories.”

For more information, visit www.MarciBrockmann.com 

Her other online links are: 

What’s up, Marci? - The blog - www.whatsupMarci.com  

YouTube Channel - What’s up, Marci? -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2HWaqrJ5xHOz02zmm7O_w 

Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/Marcibrockmannartist  

https://www.facebook.com/Marci527   

Facebook Group - Permission to Heal...Safe to Fly  

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Marcibrockmann  

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marcibrockmann/ 

Book Trailer Video -

About Marci Brockmann:

Marci Brockmann has been writing expressively in journals for 35 years. She has drawn from her rich journaling experiences to write the two new books. She also hosts her own YouTube Channel – What’s up, Marci? 

She grew up as a child with low self-esteem because of her tough family circumstances. Because of her high sense of insecurity, she yearned for love, a safe home, and a sense of real connection. She realized she had all these inside her while she was always looking outside for the same. Brockmann soon explored the idea of growth and healing through expressive writing and was able to soon realize her dreams and goals.

Marci lives in New York with her husband, their grown kids, frisky cats, and many fishes. Her mission is to empower people to understand their past and make sense of it while creating a future of love, home, and belonging. 

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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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The Trends in Video on Demand and Live Streaming 2020

According to an article from HBR (Harvard Business Review), Netflix, the streaming giant, expanded from one to 50 countries in only five years, and 140 more in just two additional years. 

How did they accomplish this? 

Netflix tailored its content, language, and prices to suit different audiences in different countries. For example, they knew that most of the streaming consumers in India had different interests and resources than the US market. Indians liked to see more Bollywood instead of more Hollywood, they had decent broadband speeds, and most people knew English. But countries such as Spain or Korea were different, not many people know English, but they have exceptional broadband speeds. 

So they had to adjust and expand slowly. 

Netflix’s strategic move marked a new competitive level. Providers that can’t give tailored content at ultra-low latency speeds are left behind. Today, streaming tendencies are diverging, from Video On Demand, live streaming, personal streaming, social streaming, video game streaming, and the list goes on.

Photo by Tanner Boriack on Unsplash

The Trends in Video on Demand and Live Streaming. 

To learn about the direction that streaming is going, let’s see its two main branches, Video on Demand and Live Streaming— two concepts within the streaming domain, but with different functionality and purpose.

There are two common types of streaming, Video on Demand (VOD) such as Netflix and live streaming, such as Twitch…

The most popular streaming method today is the VOD with a subscription business model. With help from the cloud and home high-speed broadband, many online services offer online multimedia content on a monthly fee for people to access their media libraries. The most common here are Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. 

A new streaming field is also growing in popularity within VOD, for user-generated streams and shared media, with streaming platforms like Plex and Kodi. 

Live streaming online is also growing, especially across the entertainment industry, such as video games, sports, and music. Twitch is an example here for live streaming video games. 

Below are the four tendencies in streaming for 2020 and 2021.

 

  1. Tailored Targeted Content
  2. Buffer-free 4K with Ultra-low Latency. 
  3. User-generated and Shared Media. 
  4. Live streaming is becoming social. 
  5. Tailored and Targeted Content. 

According to an article form Blommerang, India is undergoing a streaming war. The country has inexpensive broadband Internet access, the well-established Bollywood film culture, and English as the second most popular language. India is the perfect place for a new streaming market, especially if content and prices are well adjusted to the vast audience.

How to tailor and target content? 

Intelligent algorithms based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) are already running though most of our standard everyday tools. From Google to Amazon, they would take our data to run it through learning algorithms and then give us personalized and targeted content. You might have seen this in action when you come across suggested movies, TV shows, or music. 

These intelligent algorithms are also helping personalize advertisements. With your “permission,” when you accept the infamous, “browsing cookies,” your browsing trends, videos watched, etc., will be logged and the data will be processed to give you personalized ads. 

  1. Buffer-free 4K with Ultra-low Latency.  

Buffering video and poor quality are killers of good streaming services. Providers know this, so they are starting to use technologies and services to solve these problems. They are starting initiatives to bring the challenging 4K buffer-free streams, even to remote places on earth.

There has been a lot of effort from various parties to reach ultra-low latency streaming communication, from edge computing, fog computing, 5G networks, the new CMAF (Common Media Application Format), compression H.256 (HEVC), CDNs, and the list goes on. 

5G and CDNs will be key to provide seamless streaming. 

The introduction of ultra-low latency 5G communications will allow the streaming of VOD Netflix, Hulu, or HBO at high quality. It is also believed that 5G will make streaming highly accessible for mobile consumers, and it will even make immersive streaming possible. Of course with the proper encoding/transcoding or a universal format, multimedia will stream faster.

(Content Delivery Networks) CDN’s are a type of content proxy networks where streaming service providers can store content closer to the end-users. CDNs reduce geographical communication latency so that media can be streamed faster. CDN providers such as Akami and Amazon AWS are leaders in this market. 

Using 5G, along with CDN and edge computing, will make 4K streaming a reality. And 8k is also not far away. 

  1. User-generated and Shared Media. 

Consumers are the ones demanding streaming music, movies, and TV shows. Many people know VOD that streaming leaders such as Netflix, HBO, Youtube in the video, and Pandora or Spotify in the music, will give them tailored content that suits large audiences.

But what Netflix can't give is a chance to craft their own media library. This is called user-generated and personal media collection. Big streaming platforms such as Plex and Kodi, fall into this category. They are not so common in the consumer market because they don't offer good multimedia content, but they are trending on the social streaming movement. 

Plex and Kodi allow users to build their own streaming libraries with their movie collection, personal videos and share them with their friends. For example, a Plex server can be installed on a VPS Seedbox, an online server made for multimedia, and movies/music can be accessed anywhere with any device.

  1. Live Streaming is becoming social. 

Live streams have always been the norm for broadcasting significant sports events, live concerts, scientific conferences, etc. But when ordinary people started to live stream from social media platforms, ie., Instagram, Facebook, to interact with friends and family, the stream became social. It became an interactive process. 

Live broadcasters using social platforms boomed within the COVID-19 quarantines. The streaming + messaging platform also opened new opportunities for webcasting. Nowadays, people don’t need fancy video conferencing infrastructure; instead, having access to a social network platform and a decent Internet connection can provide countless opportunities for a business to gain exposure and visibility through webcasting. 

What has exploded lately within this category is video game live stream, through platforms such as Twitch. With this social platform, gamers can broadcast, interact, and share creative content with millions. 

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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) partners with Google to provide Security Training Scholarships for members

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has partnered with Google to create the Security Training Scholarship for women wanting to move forward in cybersecurity.

“Google is proud to partner with WiCyS and SANS to provide scholarships to WiCyS community members for premier security trainings. Google believes one of the ways we help grow representative talent pools is to deepen our partnerships with organizations such as WiCyS that serve underrepresented communities. By supporting efforts to provide greater access to free learning, Google is committed to bringing more diversity and inclusivity to the security community,” said Sarah Morales, Google Outreach Program Manager for Security.

This new opportunity will offer 100 WiCyS members the chance to launch and/or advance their careers in cybersecurity within the next 1.5 years through a skills development training program. Even for those who have no previous cybersecurity experience, they will have the opportunity to progress through four stages.

First, participants will engage in CyberStart Game, where they will be introduced to topics such as Linux, web attacks, programming and forensics. They will build technical skills and creative thinking. Stage 2 will see technical aptitude for cybersecurity learning and fundamental skills tested in the SANS CyberTalent Assessment. In Stage 3, the top 12 performers will embark in online interactive hands-on learning with 48 modules of foundational material. After this stage, participants will receive a certificate of completion from SANS. Throughout the final stage, students will continue advanced SANS training courses along with career mentorship and soft skills guidance with an opportunity to take the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) exam. Once all stages are complete, participants will be ready for careers in cybersecurity.

“Google and WiCyS are leading the way in providing opportunities for underrepresented groups to discover their cybersecurity talent. With their support, 100 women will learn and practice hands-on cybersecurity skills in a fun, safe online environment with top performers before taking fundamental training and earning industry certifications,” said Alan Paller, founder of SANS Institute. “This program is an outstanding example of innovative organizations creating new opportunities to increase diversity in cybersecurity and bringing new talent into the field.”

WiCyS is a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing women together in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. This is yet another opportunity that is helping advance women in the male-dominated field of cybersecurity.

“This initiative was very important for WiCyS to launch and facilitate,” said Lynn Dohm, executive director of WiCyS. “It opens doors for positive professional development experiences to our community during these tiring COVID-19 pandemic times.”

The deadline to apply is Aug. 2. Fill out the application here: https://www.wicys.org/sans-security-training-scholarship

About WiCyS:
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj from Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant in 2013, WiCyS offers opportunities and resources for its members and collaboration benefits for its sponsors and partners. The organization’s founding partners are Cisco, Facebook and Palo Alto Networks. WiCyS’ strategic partners include Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Google, HERE Technologies, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Optum, Palo Alto Networks, SANS Institute, SpearTip, Target, University of California San Diego, and Verizon. To partner with WiCyS, visit https://www.wicys.org/become-a-partner

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The New Bold Boss… Bold Brings New Editor In Chief, Janet Conroy-Quirk, to Lead Bold Magazine into the Future

Bold Beginnings

July 27, 2020 - Beginning nearly 10 years ago, Bold Magazine, one of two crown jewel properties of Bold Holdings, LLC (formerly Bold Media, Inc.) has covered women’s sports, business, media, and fashion. Having switched solely to plus size news and information in 2014, CEO Christopher Salute showed he was ready to take the leap as a straight, white, cisgender, male in a new and highly diverse space… a leap that was not without challenges. In 2017 and 2018, Salute presented all over the country and worked with some of the nation’s leading body positivity and plus activists. Now, in 2020, Bold has expanded to own multiple magazines, a Brand Management Company, radio shows, microblogs and more. 

A New Voice

Being a Self-Acceptance Champion hasn’t always been Janet Conroy-Quirk’s primary job. A Social Worker by trade (Janet is an MSW), she graduated from Fordham University at Rose Hill with a BA in Communications. Conroy-Quirk then began a career in social services and obtained her MSW degree from Hunter College. Throughout her social work career in NYC, she served populations ranging from the homeless to older adults.  She then transitioned into acting, and strongly believes that the two contrasting careers have a lot in common. She feels that every story heard and person met in her social work career helped her to understand life experiences and bring genuine emotion to her performances. She now uses her creative approach and advocacy skills as the new leader at Bold Magazine.

Conroy-Quirk began her relationship with Bold Magazine as a consumer and reader. Previously, a freelance writer focusing on the topics of Fat Acceptance and Size Diversity, she was also doing great work with the non-profit organization, “Realize Your Beauty.” Before attending Bold’s very first “Love Yourself Weekend” in Times Square in 2019, Conroy-Quirk was challenging fat stereotypes through appearances in off and off-off Broadway productions as well as feature films and documentaries. Bold and Conroy-Quirk were immediately drawn to one another and she began writing consistently for the magazine.

A Bold Vision

When it comes to the vision of a true body positive society, Janet Conroy-Quirk was a bold decision that didn’t need a second thought. Bold Holdings CEO, Christopher Salute, voiced his excitement at the hiring, “This wasn’t even a choice,” he says. “[Janet] is the only person who has the skills, passion, and energy to take Bold Magazine to where it needs to go.” Conroy-Quirk herself also expressed her own excitement. She says: 

This position is a perfect mix of all of my passions- the power of words; the importance of advocacy; and the sharing of stories that highlight why each one of us is us. I love knowing that people are looking to our content to see themselves represented, and that they are celebrating the plus/fat world with us. Every day is a new experience and a new lesson. I’m now one of those people who can’t wait to start work every day.

The enthusiasm on both sides highlights the mutual devotion to the shared dream of Salute and Conroy-Quirk, two up and coming powerful voices for the plus-sized community. 

 

For more information: 

 Janet Conroy-Quirk

Editor in Chief, Bold Magazine

jconroy-quirk@boldmediainc.com 

(917) 204-4214

www.boldzine.com 

Dr. Christopher Salute, MBA, Ph.D. 

CEO, Bold Holdings, LLC

www.boldmediainc.com 

516-697-8188

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Strutting Boldly… Bold Zine Buys Strutter Magazine in Promising Acquisition

Bold Beginnings

July 27, 2020 - Beginning nearly 10 years ago, Bold Magazine, one of two crown jewel properties of Bold Holdings, LLC (formerly Bold Media, Inc.) has covered women’s sports, business, media, and fashion. Having switched solely to plus size news and information in 2014, CEO Christopher Salute showed he was ready to take the leap as a straight, white, cisgender, male in a new and highly diverse space… a leap that was not without challenges. In 2017 and 2018, Salute presented all over the country and worked with some of the nation’s leading body positivity and plus activists. Now, in 2020, Bold has expanded to own multiple magazines, a brand management company, radio shows, microblogs and more. And, he has since brought in partners and staff to continue building these magazines so that he can step back and allow strong women to continue on with the mission of fat acceptance. 

Strutter’s Evolution

Patricia DeLuca is an editor based in New York. She got her start at Time Out New York, writing the magazine's first plus-size store feature. During her career, she has helped launched lifestyle publications such as KING, Rides, and Inked Magazine. In 2015, she debuted Strutter, a website focused on plus-size news and culture. Patricia graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Journalism. Patricia DeLuca has been the owner of Strutter, a site that began as a plus sized clothing site and has evolved into a recognizable news and information site about the plus size universe. 

 

A Bold Merger

This past summer, a deal was finalized by the founder of Strutter and Bold CEO. Deluca was ecstatic at the acquisition by noting how she and Salute have looked forward to working together, “Christopher and I have been looking for a way to collaborate with each other for a while now. I admire his passion for Bold Media, and his vision to bring inclusivity to the forefront.” Deluca also confidently expressed that her publishing experience can help Bold's presence, and in turn Bold can help to bolster Strutter's presence in the plus-size community. 



For more information: 

Patricia DeLuca 

Editorial Director, Bold Holdings 

pdeluca@boldmediainc.com

www.readstrutter.com

Dr. Christopher Salute, MBA, Ph.D. 

CEO, Bold Holdings, LLC

bold@boldmediainc.com

www.boldmediainc.com 

516-697-8188

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But the very first question that arises here is how to make a website on Word press? This is what DarrelWilson.com is for. We help you to create the perfect word press websites that help you in achieving your goals. Our word press website creating tutorials have always proved helpful for word press beginners out there.

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Setting the best theme for your website is the main thing that decides whether a visitor will like your website or not. The right choice of colors and a catchy layout is what visitors get attracted to. But always keep in mind that choosing the right theme for a website is not the same as choosing one for your party.

A website theme has to be both professional and catchy. This will not only seek the attention of the visitor but will also build the trust of the visitor on your website’s professionalism and services. The website theme tutorials by DarrelWilson.com will help you set the best themes for your website.

About Website plugin

Website plugins allow you to add extra information on your website that can be seen by the visitors. Website plugins are great to enhance the functionality of the word press website. Moreover, a website plugin also enables the website owner to add a new feature to the website. 

DarrelWilson.com shares plenty of tutorials that teach you the right way of adding plugins to your word press website. Moreover, these tutorials also give you an idea of which type of plugins are good for your website and which ones you should avoid.

A complete course related to word press website

How old are you and does not decide how perfect your word press website is going to be? All that matters is using the right ways to create the website, choosing the most suitable themes, and adding the right plugins to your website. At DarrelWilson.com, you can easily find tutorials for people who have just joined the word press. 

We guide you through the proper channel of creating your website and designing it accordingly. The best thing about choosing DarellWilson.com is that you can also avail discounts on certain offers. Hurry up and make your decisions before it’s too late.

Making an e-commerce WordPress website

If you want Word press to create your e-commerce website, then you don’t have to worry about how to do it. Because at DarrelWilson.com, you can find tutorials that will help you with designing your ecommerce word press website. 

These tutorials contain tips and strategies that will make it easier for you to create your Word press ecommerce website. You can also connect us on YouTube, and by subscribing to our channel, you can stay updated about our latest tutorials and videos. 

How to use elementor for your word press website?

All those who have a good knowledge of word press must be knowing elementor very well. For those who are new to word press, elementor is amongst the best word press plugins that help you with page building. The best thing about this plugin is that it is very easy to use. 

Another thing that makes this plugin stand out amongst the others is that it can be accessed in a free version also. This means that you can add this plugin to your website without paying any money. But for using this plugin in the best way, you must be familiar with certain themes. Our website has tutorials to guide you through the process of adding an elementor to your website.

Tutorials about uploading Divi layouts

Are you out of those people who find it really hard to upload a divi layout? DarrelWilson.com holds your back to help you out with this situation. We enable you to get access to multiple divi layouts. Moreover, we also let you enjoy access to child themes if you are creating a website for children. 

You can watch the best website tutorial on our website to help you with installing divi themes on your word press website. Moreover, these tutorials are also helpful in guiding you through the installation of plugins on your website.

Contact us?

We are always available to help you with your queries. If you have any questions related to our services, feel free to reach out to us, and get your answers. You can also ask us to promote your product that you want the world to know about. 

You can also go to the ‘Question Section’ of our website to get answers about a tutorial, theme, or plugin. You may contact us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube

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Consult PR congratulates its CEO, David Blotnick, on his appointment as President of the Palm Beach Executives’ Association

The Executives’ Association of the Palm Beaches (PBE - Palm Beach Execs), recently appointed David Blotnick as their new President. David Blotnick is the CEO at Consult PR, a multi-national digital marketing firm based in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach Execs is a prestigious network of top business leaders in the area. The purpose of the Executives' Association is to refer, relate, and disseminate information, which aids members in obtaining new business. The PBE is also a member of a nationwide network of similar associations, known as the International Executives Association, whose beginnings date back to the 1920s.

In an invited comment about the recent appointment, David Blotnick expressed that he was honored at the opportunity to head such an amazing organization.

“I’m very honored to be the President of this prestigious group. I’m pleased that the fellow members chose me to be President of this very fine organization.” - David Blotnick, President of the Palm Beach Executives Association and CEO of Consult PR.

During his presidency, David intends to make an impact on the association and its members, with a specific focus on navigating their return to normalcy during the dynamic times of this pandemic and expanding the group’s internet and social media presence.

The entire team at Consult PR wishes to congratulate David on this prestigious appointment and look forward to seeing what he will accomplish during his presidency and beyond with the Palm Beach Execs. Congratulations, David!

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SharpLaunch Announces Matterport Virtual Tour Integration to Support Remote Commercial Real Estate Touring

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) marketing platform SharpLaunch has announced an integration with Matterport to support 3D virtual commercial real estate tours for landlords and brokers in the era of social distancing.

Matterport’s 3D technology will be integrated as a standalone module that seamlessly embeds virtual tours into SharpLaunch property websites. These tours are designed to provide a facsimile of hands-on tours of commercial real estate - something that is no longer easily accessible in the “new normal” of the post-COVID world.

“Matterport has seen a sharp rise in the demand for digital twins of properties so that buyers can tour them virtually in stunning 3D,” says Robin Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer, Matterport. “We’re excited to see SharpLaunch integrate with the Matterport platform to provide their commercial real estate customers with our immersive 3D tours and help them engage prospects from anywhere in the world.”

Matterport is the leader in virtual tour technology across all industries including real estate, architecture, engineering, travel, and much more. Their 3D platform allows commercial real estate brokers and landlords to showcase properties in a variety of creative ways - capturing the essence of an in-person tour and augmenting it with key information about individual components of the space.

“Both SharpLaunch and Matterport are focused on creating forward-looking technology for commercial real estate marketing,” says Bob Samii, SharpLaunch CEO. “The addition of the Matterport module provides our clients with another way to showcase their commercial properties, create an impactful digital experience, and stay ahead of the competition.”

As the leading marketing technology for commercial real estate, SharpLaunch is an optimal medium to display Matterport virtual tours on any device, seamlessly integrating with the marketing processes and workflow of brokers and landlords.

About SharpLaunch

SharpLaunch is an all-in-one digital marketing platform for commercial properties. It provides an easy-to-use suite of marketing tools specifically built for CRE building owners, asset managers, and brokers who want to improve asset visibility, streamline marketing activities and save time.

Visit: https://www.sharplaunch.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/sharplaunch/
https://twitter.com/SharpLaunch

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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.

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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:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/curisdigital/
https://www.instagram.com/curisdigital/
https://www.facebook.com/curisdigital/
https://www.twitter.com/curisdigital/

 

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Best Wordpress developing & Designing tips for beginners

Introduction: 

Do you know that over 500 plus websites are being built on WordPress each day? Surprisingly, this website features around 15% of all the top 100 websites in the world.  Moreover, the key work "WordPress" is searched around 37 million times on the internet.  If you are thinking of building a website via this platform then you are at the right place. We are guiding you to pick on some points that will help you in a long run to develop a website if you are a bigger. Without any further delay, let’s dive into it.

1-Set a hosting plan: 

A common misconception about the platforms is that this is the host of the website. You use WordPress or other platforms to build blogs, websites, or other similar things. WordPress basically recommends three different hosts i.e. Bluehost, DreamHost, and SiteGround.

Of you have grabbed a WordPress coupon code and you are into website making already than this is what you should definitely read. When it comes to hosting, you can choose from the options provided.  You can choose one according to your need. The needs are directly dependent on the traffic on your website. Check what your website deals in and choose accordingly. You surely don’t want your website to trip by any means as this will challenge your business.


2-Set a hosting plan: 

A common misconception about the platforms is that this is the host of the website. You use WordPress or other platforms to build blogs, websites, or other similar things. 

WordPress basically recommends three different hosts i.e. Bluehost, DreamHost, and SiteGround. When it comes to hosting, you can choose from the options provided.  You can choose one according to your need. The needs are directly dependent on the traffic on your website. You can import the theme as well through many means if you don’t find one.

3-Google Analytics to the rescue: 

It is next to impossible to know how well your website is working until and unless you have an analytical analysis of your progress.  If you monitor the performance metrics you can cope with the overall lacking in the way. By simply installing google analytics plugin, one will be able to get the progress metrics. You can have easy access to progress reports, audit reports, content reports, and details about e-commerce as well.  The utmost advantage of using google analytics is that one is able to view all the data on the WordPress dashboard. Do not hop into different sites for data collection. Make one your go to spot. 

4-Heading and tags: 

Headings and tags are should be used wisely. This particular thing is directly related to SEO. This makes it easier to get the website on the search bar. Imagine reading this post without those headlines that we have posted. You will not get it! It will not be an interesting thing to read. It is directly related to the headlines or keywords that one inserts. If you get to know those keywords you can insert them and can reach the top of the search bar. Identify those very important keywords and insert them. Missing them would be a sin while developing a website. 

5-Safety should be your first priority: 

As we know that WordPress is a common platform that is why it is a big target for hackers. You have to be very alert of the security purpose. You can rely on other domains to make it stronger but the most important thing to do is that you make an SSL certificate. This will help you protect confidential information. If any mishap happens one does not need to start the website from scratch and it will be easy to get access to your information. Make sure you get that in hand.

Conclusion:

WordPress is definitely one of the best content management system on the go. Many are trusting this platform today. However, one needs to tweak every now and then to keep up the game for the website. Although, it is pretty easy to use and admired by many, especially the beginners. Actively managing your website is very important in this scenario. Hope this helps you in developing the best website out of WordPress and get the perfect kick! Best of luck to you and your upcoming brain child.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GBAF Publications launches a series of new websites

The new sites launched by GBAF Publications Ltd are Asset Digest – A financial portal focussing on the need of education of Income producing assets, investing and Wealth Management.

Companies Digest – A business portal focussing on the latest developments and innovations made by companies across the globe.

Wealth Tribune – A Financial Portal focussing on the latest developments and innovations in wealth management, retirement and helping entrepreneurs build wealth.

Economy Standard – Global Financial Portal focussing on the economy and economics of various countries and regions across the globe.

Business Express – A Business portal focussing towards helping start-ups and established businesses expand.

These portals are created to expand the media foothold of GBAF Publications Ltd and take its overall holdings to 8 portals covering various niches. All these sites will cover news, Analysis, Opinion, Interviews, Deals, Video and much more giving each individual user a unique experience. We also welcome companies and individuals to submit editorials which are non commercial in nature in these websites for a limited period. If you have an interesting article idea, please contact our news team at news@gbafmag.com 

The pervasive nature of the internet has brought almost every aspect of human life within the reach of every brand. That should be good news for brands across the board, but it is not that simple. If you are a brand representative trying to get your brand’s voice out there, you know exactly what we are talking about.

Since communication has gotten easier, it has also gotten more complex. Today, there are more platforms and media formats than there have ever been before. Newer platforms and formats keep emerging every day. As a result, audiences have rapidly decreasing attention spans. This has left brands wrestling to fit their message into as tiny a space as possible.

The first challenge is that people have started going to great lengths to avoid being bombarded with ads. This is what makes the portals run by GBAF Publications unique. You will not find intrusive ads disturbing the user experience. So ahead and visit one of our portals for more information.

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Adversity Won’t Stop the Health & Wellness Mission of Assuaged, Inc.

During this unprecedented time when the world has seemingly shut down and we’ve retreated into our homes for cover, Assuaged, Inc. is going full speed ahead. Founders Cynthia and Thane Murphy have brought on dozens of interns from all over the globe this year to get their feet wet in marketing, social media content, research, data analysis and human resources for the health and wellness company. Working remotely, some students are earning college credit and others just want to gain experience in this rapidly growing industry.

“We are building an amazing community through Assuaged and having the energy and input of the younger generation only makes us stronger and better,” said Cynthia Murphy.

Assuaged is getting the word out in the hopes of expanding their community of like-minded and goal-oriented people with catchy rap videos about staying safe and healthy during the pandemic, inspirational docs about Cynthia Murphy’s battle with her disability and growing up ‘different,’ and animated explainer videos.

“The current pandemic really highlights the importance of prioritizing our own wellness,” explains Murphy. “Since it can feel like an overwhelming task, we offer support and resources that make it easy and enjoyable to integrate healthier options into daily life.”

Through their website and award-winning app, Assuaged offers hand-selected recipes, products and guides for their loyal following to heal and balance their own bodies with a plant-based lifestyle.

With commercial meat plants in jeopardy due to coronavirus outbreaks, Assuaged’s offerings are all the more meaningful as many people look for alternatives to meat-based and processed diets. Clients can fill out an online form and get a personally curated meal plan.

Assuaged specializes in helping clients with existing health conditions. Both the Murphy’s deal with their own physical and mental challenges – Thane’s struggle with PTSD and Cynthia’s physical and mental issues stemming from her rare craniofacial disorder, have been significantly relieved with an organic, vegan and low carbon footprint lifestyle.

Cynthia and Thane Murphy realize they couldn’t do this on their own. They would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many people that make up the valued Assuaged community and help advance their mission:

Vasile Tiplea of Vabotu and Creative27 Celebrity Development Team, Alexander Harris & RaQuel Sanchez Kiss the Monkeys Celebrity Partners, Arnel’s Originals, PETA, Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI), Purium, Journalist Heidi Doerfert, Herbal Healers CBD, NutriAdmin, Barcroft, Born Different, The Mighty, Yahoo, eReleases, Thrive Market, Monday.com, Slack, HubSpot, Hubsnacks, Fiverr, G-Suite, Harvest, Pinterest, Design Pickle, and Rapper Keybeaux.

Curtis Roberts, Esq., Corporate Attorney, David Tyler Bennett Trademark Assets Attorney, Bonnie Hearn Hill and Hazel Dixon-Cooper Content Contributors and Best-Selling Authors, Dumisani Maraire Jr. of Red Carpet Series Celebrity Photographer, Amy Venner Hamdi, Pete Danielson, and Theresa Sanchez Marketing Advisors, Craig and Jenny D., Brand Influencer Partners, Ashley Woods Content Director, and Jason Ast of Qurate Tech, Technology Agency, Rebecca Baron of Carrot Campaign, Abigail the Advocate, Steve Adams, and Staness Jonekos at Eat Like a Woman.

Assuaged especially thanks the Global Unity Foundation and Ryan Long of City Summit and City Gala for bringing them where they are today. Ryan’s spirit and legacy shall live on, and Michelle Marie Matich, for continued advocacy and support.

INTERNS

Paola Marin Veites, Yugg Patel, Ruchika Anand, Jennifer Pagel, Melanie Reilly, Faith Ricca, Nazia Azamy, Travis Mallard, Sara Mahmood, Kevin Ahn, Marlee Septak, Ramin Khan, Edgar Lua-Torres, Ashley Ishibashi, Gauri Ganjoo, Sabrina Rodriguez, Tyquon Jackson, Jeremy Busto, Donna Cobb, Saba Ibraheem, Amanda Tsao, Ashley Sullivan, Monique Gaines-Harris, Molly Garcia, Sean Gallagher, Molly Cardosi, Gregory Sonnen, Veronica Guzman, Emawayish Haile, Eamon Bedford-Panori, My Vu Nguyen, Jennifer Poole, Davide Pigliacelli, Stephen Grover Grover, Namrata Borah, Ranya Pendyala, George Perkins, Aaron Qintian Qi, Wenting Zhu, Victor Schmitt-Bush, Jennifer Brozek, Ari Steinburg, Krishia Mae Brillantes, Holly Mossembekker, Addie Erickson, Varun Thachil, Sidra Qayyum, Anisha Marya, Anna Krebs, Mingyang Yuan, Vanessa Tortora, Rida Syed, Sree Maram, and Syed Bukhari.

To learn more about Assuaged, Inc. please click here.

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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.”

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Hiker launches content strategy publication Adapt

Hiker, an NYC based creative agency, is launching Adapt - a new publication dedicated to inspiring communicators and creatives with ideas for a changing world.

The content featured on Adapt reaches beyond the pandemic, plumbing the depths of current culture to identify useful strategies to adapt communication during times of disruption. Featured stories range from interviews with business owners and communicators, how-to’s for new production approaches, and spotlights on happenings in sports and the arts.

“Our goal is to be a resource for anyone working in communications. A place where they can come to be inspired,” says Gregor Clark, principal and founder of Hiker.

Adapt promises to report on a wide variety of emerging adaptations and best practices - including production, social impact, education, and creativity. As brands and nonprofits respond to shifting audiences, Adapt offers a new outlet for communicators to turn to for information and inspiration.

About Hiker: Hiker is an Emmy, Telly, and Webby-award winning creative agency based in NYC. Located at the intersection of animation, interactive design, live action, and digital innovation, Hiker creates content across many disciplines to help non-profit, agency, and brand marketers stand out, deepen engagement, and unlock their potential for authentic and compelling digital storytelling. Hiker’s commitment to social justice and education has spanned a range of engagements with clients including University of Pittsburgh, UCSC’s Center for Public Philosophy, The New School, and education non-profit Aurora Institute. Most recently, Hiker helped launch brand newsrooms for clients including Under Armour and RE/MAX.

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The Drucker Institute Launches Bendable, a System for Lifelong Learning

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University announced today the launch of its community-based lifelong learning system, Bendable.

It will make its debut in South Bend, Indiana, in close partnership with the St. Joseph County Public Library and with support from the Mayor’s Office.

Bendable allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as in-person learning opportunities. The system helps individuals find the learning resources that are just right for them. In most cases, content on the Bendable platform is free for the end user.

The Drucker Institute plans to expand Bendable to another 10 to 15 cities over the next five years.

“For too many people, learning ends when they finish their formal schooling,” said Rick Wartzman, head of the Drucker Institute’s KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society. “Increasingly, however, economic opportunity—as well as dignity—hinges upon lifelong learning. Bendable is a system that makes the most highly relevant kinds of learning radically accessible for all of a city’s residents.

“As we launch Bendable,” Wartzman adds, “our ultimate aim is to forge a ‘city of lifelong learning,’ making South Bend more resilient in the face of a fast-changing economy—and now, COVID-19.”

Google.org and Walmart.org provided the lead funding to develop Bendable.

A highly collaborative team created the system over the past two and a half years: IDEO designed the user experience. Carbon Five built the digital platform. Credly put together Bendable’s badging and credentialing regime. And FSG developed an evaluation framework that will help guide day-to-day decision-making and longer-term goals.

The system in South Bend features more than 1,000 learning resources from 18 local and national content partners. They include Cell-Ed, Common Threads, the Drucker Institute, edX, Forever Learning Institute, GCFGlobal, Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Indiana University South Bend, the IT Sector Partnership, Ivy Tech, Khan Academy, La Casa de Amistad, LRNG, Penn Foster, Sokanu, South Bend Code School, Study.com and Venues Parks & Arts.

“Many of the resources you’ll find on Bendable are geared toward learning for work. Some are geared toward helping you improve your and your family’s everyday life. And some are just fun,” said Sarah Zaner, the Drucker Institute’s senior director of lifelong learning. “We’ve tried to put together a learning ecosystem that has real breadth and depth, while still making sure that everything being offered is tailored specifically for the needs and interests of a particular community.”

In South Bend, the St. Joseph County Public Library will administer and steward Bendable. A wide range of local stakeholders—businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, educational institutions, neighborhood associations and other grassroots groups—also have committed to offering a variety of Bendable-related programming and activities.

“We co-designed Bendable with the people of South Bend, and they will continue to shape what Bendable becomes,” said Lex Dennis, the Drucker Institute’s director of lifelong learning. “Bendable is truly community bred, fed and led.”

Among the features on Bendable are Community Collections—personal playlists of learning resources (classes, TED Talks, podcasts, books, etc.) on a particular subject that are put together by South Bend residents. Career Collections are sets of learning resources, curated by local employers, that are aimed at preparing people for some of the most in-demand jobs in South Bend. As users successfully complete Career Collection courses, they will receive digital badges to mark their progress.

For more information, please visit https://www.drucker.institute/programs/bendable/.

About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute is a social enterprise based at Claremont Graduate University. Its mission is strengthening organizations to strengthen society. Its programs help corporate, nonprofit, government and community leaders manage with courage. For more, visit http://www.drucker.institute.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is one of a select few American universities devoted solely to graduate-level education. The university is a founding member of The Claremont Colleges, which include Pomona College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College and Keck Graduate Institute. CGU is comprised of seven schools, offering 86 degree and certificate programs. CGU offers a unique transdisciplinary perspective encouraging students to explore issues and education across academic disciplines. CGU is home to the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the annual Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. For more information, visit http://www.cgu.edu

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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.

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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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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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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/

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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.

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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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Optimal’s Guide to Online Schools Spotlights Affordable Community Colleges with Online Degrees for Uncertain Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education to an unprecedented extent. College campuses are shut down and there are still many questions about whether they will be able to open in the fall. With the future of higher education and the economy more uncertain than ever, many students are rethinking the traditional model of a brick-and-mortar education and considering the benefits and safety of online degrees.

Online community colleges offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home and bypass the unpredictability of what the fall semester may bring. Additionally, this choice can eliminate the financial strain of a four-year, on-campus degree at a traditional university, an important consideration as students face an uncertain economy.

To assist students in finding the best option for their individual needs during this time, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group) is releasing the 2020 Best Online Community College Rankings on Guide to Online Schools. The rankings include a nationwide best overall community college ranking, as well as 41 individual state rankings.

The methodology for the rankings incorporates many factors important to the success of a community college, including retention rate, graduation rate, and the variety of programs available. Additionally, the rankings weigh the percent of students enrolled in online degrees specifically, as an indicator of the success of the college’s distance education program. These data points were all collected by the National Center of Education Statistics. Optimal researched 550 community colleges, and gave each a score based on these factors. Only schools that scored 70% or higher were included on the rankings. In order to be considered for a ranking list, community colleges need to be regionally accredited and offer at least one fully online associate degree.

"The entire education system is in an unprecedented time of upheaval and the economy is in rapid decline. Students are scared and are looking for options. Optimal wants to help these students by providing quality, affordable degree options that can be completed entirely online, allowing people to stay safe and close to family," said CEO Sung Rhee. “We understand that many people are facing hardship right now and cannot pay top-dollar for an education. We hope that our resources provide a path forward during this trying time."

The average price of the community college degrees on our ranking lists is approximately ,000 annually, providing significantly cheaper options than traditional, campus-based degrees.

About Optimal™
Optimal helps prospective students make informed, data-driven decisions to improve their collegiate experience and their post-college careers. The company provides over 85,000 in-depth student reviews and college rankings for every major based on alumni salaries and manually researched tuitions. Optimal’s tools and services provide accessible and transparent financial data regarding cost and earning potential that give students educational paths that lead them to success, without burdening them with insurmountable debt. https://www.optimal.com

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Learn more about Centric Fashion PLM

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.

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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.

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StorageUnits.com Names Top Storage Facilities in Aurora, CO for 2020

StorageUnits.com, a reliable and easy guide for the most convenient, secure, and affordable storage facilities, has announced the Best Self-Storage Units in Aurora, CO. The research identifies 20 top storage unit facilities in the city based on reputation, affordability, proximity and more.

In addition to customer reviews, accreditation and expertise, StorageUnits.com evaluated each facility across 25 metrics and five main categories. Results were analyzed for 190 facilities in the Aurora area with only 20 making the final list. Consumers can access the listing for quick, clear summaries to help them find quality, affordable storage options nearby.

“Our goal is to simplify the process by helping people find the best storage solutions to meet their needs,” says Daniel Cobb, Co-Founder. “Whether they’re relocating or just need extra space at home, our guide is a quick and trusted resource for quality storage facilities in convenient locations.”

In addition to traditional self-storage solutions, StorageUnits.com also provides information and tools for full service storage, car storage, boat storage as well as moving solutions. The website enables consumers to compare the best options in various cities across the United States.

To access the complete listing of Best Self Storage Units in Aurora, CO please visit https://www.storageunits.com/aurora-co-self-storage/

2020 Best Self Storage Units in Aurora, CO

225 Self Storage
303-953-1984
13790 E. Mississippi Avenue Aurora, CO 80012

70th Avenue Self Storage
303-288-1111
891 Highway 224 Denver, CO 80229

Adams County Self Storage
303-477-3844
5999 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80221

All American Mini Storage
303-573-6464
545 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Denver RV Self Storage
720-943-7065
9694 N. Moore Road Littleton, CO 80125

Downtown Denver Storage
720-259-8681
2134 Curtis Street, Suite 302 Denver, CO 80205

Downtown Self Storage
303-351-5890
3400 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80205

Edgemark Self Storage
720-608-6925
320 S. Birch Street Glendale, CO 80246

Guardian Storage
303-371-4953
3633 N. Walden Circle Aurora, CO 80011

iBox Self Storage
720-924-7238
7411 S. Gartell Road, Aurora, CO 80016

Iliff & Peoria Self Storage
303-368-1118
2455 S. Peoria Street Aurora, CO 80014

Jewell & Sheridan Self Storage
303-989-2999
5500 W. Jewell Avenue Denver, CO 80232

LoDo Self Storage & Moving Center
303-299-9422
3275 Denargo Street Denver, CO 80216

Mini U Storage
303-437-4994
16830 E. Hughes Drive Aurora, CO 80011

Monument Hill Self Storage
719-497-1027
1895 Deer Creek Road Monument, CO 80132

Neighborhood Self Storage
303-745-8000
2902 S. Havana Street Aurora, CO 80014

South Abilene Storage
303-807-95040
1330 S. Abilene Street Aurora, CO 80012

Stapleton Storage
303-364-6032
9591 E. 22 Avenue Aurora, CO 80010

STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage
303-625-6612
370 S. Potomac Street Aurora, CO 80012

U.S. Storage, Inc.
303-341-0122
50 S. Havana Street Aurora, CO 80012

About StorageUnits.com


StorageUnits.com is a simple solution to helping people find the most convenient, secure, and affordable storage facilities. The website allows consumers to compare the best storage options wherever they are in the United States; whether it’s traditional self-storage or a full-service storage and moving solution. The company is based in Addison, Texas and was founded on the principle that packing and moving valuables is stressful enough – choosing a storage unit should be a simple, quick process. For more information, visit https://www.storageunits.com/.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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GreatSchools.org launches new school closure learning guide

GreatSchools.org announces a new, free resource for parents as they support their families through school closures, home learning, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The school closure learning guide gives parents and caregivers practical advice, information, and easy-to-use tools to help prepare their child for learning at home.

The learning guide provides grade-based toolkits in English and Spanish and includes standards-aligned worksheets, vocabulary lists, book lists, and other research-based academic and social-emotional tips and guidance. The guide also includes parenting cue cards for on-the-spot help with what to do/say (and not to do/say) when faced with a tough parenting moment.

“First and foremost, parents are concerned about their family’s basic needs - how they will keep everyone safe, fed, and healthy,” says GreatSchools’ CEO, Jon Deane. “At the same time, schools are closing across America and parents and caregivers are faced with the unique challenge of ensuring children keep learning. At GreatSchools, we hope to complement local efforts with parenting guidance and grade-based resources to help families during this time.” GreatSchools will update the school closure learning guide regularly to provide fresh and relevant information for parents and families.

GreatSchools is also curating resources from other trusted organizations to include in the school closure learning guide, and in a special “It Takes A Village” feature in the GreatSchools weekly newsletter for parents.

Families can find GreatSchools.org’s learning guide in English and Spanish. They can also sign up for weekly newsletters in English and Spanish, offering parents and caregivers articles and tips to help during these trying times.

GreatSchools.org’s experts and partners are also available for media interviews.

About GreatSchools.org:


GreatSchools.org is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents with essential information to improve educational opportunities for their child. Using GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information, parents can find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. Thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools offer parents easy-to-use resources to support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

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Clutch Recognizes JJR Marketing Inc. As 2020 Local and Global Leader For The Fourth Year In A Row

JJR Marketing Inc. in Naperville, Illinois celebrates its 14th year in business with top rankings from Clutch in seven categories covering both Chicago awards and national awards. Clutch is a prominent B2B ratings and review firm in Washington D.C. Clutch’s research process includes in-depth phone interviews with former clients, helping guarantee accurate and detailed reviews.

JJR Marketing Inc. was thrilled to receive the results that it was named a top global company for corporate communication, event management, and public relations. The business was named top branding, public relations, social media marketing and web design firms for Chicago.

“In today’s media-saturated world, businesses must emphasize creating a high-quality, unique marketing campaign to stand out,” said Clutch Business Analyst Ethan Lutz. “Our results can help those searching for an advertising or marketing firm pick a partner with confidence. These leaders have proven they can communicate well, produce high-quality campaigns or products, and get businesses the results they need to succeed.”

Clutch selected companies stand out as leaders through their extensive industry knowledge, customer service, organized project management and high-quality results.

The results are based on Clutch’s advanced rankings methodology, which considers:

  • The satisfaction of the companies’ former clients
  • The depth of the companies’ expertise
  • The companies’ overall market presence

 

“To be recognized this year as a top firm both locally and globally was really amazing. We couldn’t have asked for better clients along the way. Knowing this recognition is based on their third-party reviews reassures us that we are really doing the best we can in all aspects of our business,” said JJR Marketing Inc. CEO Jacqueline S. Ruiz, “This speaks so much about our team’s strong dedication and commitment to our clients while also adding value to them.”

About JJR Marketing:


JJR Marketing is a full-service, award-winning marketing and public relations agency. We’re passionate about taking your business to "ascending" mode. Our integrated approach harnesses the power of your brand to create leads, increase sales, drive digital traffic, tap into new markets and make things happen. That’s why companies, from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500, choose JJR Marketing. For more information, visit https://jjrmarketing.com/.

About Clutch:


Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing, and business service providers. Each month, over half a million buyers and sellers of services use the Clutch platform, and the user base is growing over 50% a year. Clutch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. and has been listed as a top 50 startup by LinkedIn.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,U.S,Website & Blog

Rollors Attains NaVOBA Certification in Quest to Become the Ultimate Outdoor Game

Rollors, the family-friendly, backyard lawn game, is pleased to announce they saw a 36% increase in sales in 2019, and are poised to grow further now that they are a Certified Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise through the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).

NaVOBA is an independent nonprofit organization on a mission to create opportunities for the over 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses looking to gain traction in corporate America.

"Now that Rollors is firmly established in the outdoor gaming market, I've been able to help other veterans with their product ideas," said Butler. "I feel like I have a duty to help the next generation, and I'm honored that because of Rollors I can do that."

Rollors has been gaining in popularity as more families look for outdoor games they can all enjoy together. Players put their skills to the test as they roll the durable wooden disks toward the goal posts, earning points depending on where they land.

Rollors Highlights:

  • Combines the unique parts of bocce and horseshoes into the ultimate game of skill and luck
  • Can be played on any level terrain from grass to sand
  • Acts as a great icebreaker or outdoor activity for parties, reunions, corporate events, and more
  • Compact carrying case makes it easy to transport
  • Fun and easy for all ages

 

Rollors is available for purchase at http://www.rollors.com, Amazon, Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, REI, Gander Outdoors, Camping World, Scheels, Wayfair, and other retailers nationwide.

Follow @rollors on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

About


Rollors is an addictively fun outdoor game for the whole family created by US Air Force veteran Matt Butler. Butler is committed to using his brand to help other service members find employment, and happily offers his experience and advice to other entrepreneurial veterans trying to get their brands off the ground.

Rollors has received numerous commendations including the Product of the Year Award from Family Review Center, Toy Tips and Trust Award, a Best Gear for 2014 product according to Men’s Journal, and the Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal.

To coordinate an interview with Rollors, contact Brooke Daily at brooke@veteranpr.com.

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Sonoma County Billboard Company Goes 100% Renewable, Veale Outdoor Advertising to Run on Sonoma Clean Power’s EverGreen Service

Veale Outdoor Advertising, a Sonoma County based company that specializes in outdoor advertisements, is making the transition to 100% renewable energy.

For many of the County’s residents, passing by the electronic billboard in Rohnert Park on Highway 101 is a regular, if not daily, occurrence. Now, the billboard, along with others owned by Veale Outdoor Advertising throughout the County, are powered by locally generated renewable energy from Sonoma Clean Power.

Veale Outdoor Advertising, like many businesses today, has been exploring ways to reduce its environmental impact. Upgrading to EverGreen, the 100% renewable option from Sonoma Clean Power, is one of the most significant steps the company has taken to date.

By choosing EverGreen, nearly all the greenhouse gas emissions associated with Veale Outdoor Advertising’s electricity use will be eliminated.

“After over 50 years of service and support from our community, we are honored to give back by lowering our carbon footprint by converting all of our outdoor billboards, both static and electronic, to EverGreen sustainable energy. We are so proud to be part of this new sustainable form of renewable energy,” said Tom Jackson, General Manager of Veale Outdoor Advertising.

EverGreen is the first service of its kind available to businesses in California. Sonoma Clean Power is the only energy provider in the State to offer an electricity option that is entirely renewable and local, that runs 24/7.

The majority of 100% renewable services are made from solar and still rely on natural gas or other non-renewables when solar energy is not being generated. EverGreen is different.

By utilizing local solar power from facilities in Willits, Cloverdale, and Petaluma when the sun is out, and geothermal power from The Geysers when the sun is down, homes and businesses who’ve chosen EverGreen never encourage the burning of fossil fuels.

For businesses interested in investing in renewable energy, EverGreen can also be a cheaper and easier alternative to installing a commercial solar system.

“We are very excited to have a local business like Veale Outdoor Advertising making a visible and meaningful commitment to 100% renewable energy in our community. Their efforts today are helping to lead us toward a healthier future for Sonoma and Mendocino counties,” said Erica Torgerson, Director of Customer Service at Sonoma Clean Power.

Businesses that are interested in upgrading to EverGreen can call Sonoma Clean Power at 1 (855) 202-2139 or visit cleanenergyfuture.club.

About Sonoma Clean Power


Sonoma Clean Power is the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. SCP’s services and programs are practical, affordable, and inclusive, empowering everyone to be part of the transition toward a clean energy future. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call
1 (855) 202-2139.

About Veale Outdoor Advertising


Veale Outdoor Advertising is a Sonoma County based company specializing in outdoor advertisements. The average individual spends up to 20 hours a week commuting and out of their home, and for 69% of these people, purchasing decisions are made outside of the home. Veale Outdoor Advertising capitalizes on this fact and offers advertisers the advantage of an advertising medium that cannot be ignored by turning a page, closing a pop-up, or changing a channel. With two state of the art digital billboards in Northern California and 18 static billboards, Veale Outdoor Advertising offers customers a way to reach up to seven million consumers each month.

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Ponce Health Sciences University – St. Louis to Build New Campus with a School of Medicine

On Friday, March 6, local leaders and elected officials including Congressman Lacey Clay gathered to join Ponce Health Sciences University President and CEO/Co-founder of Tiber Health, Dr. David Lenihan, as he unveiled his plans for an million educational investment in North St. Louis. Among the commitment, a School of Medicine and a hospital, will provide anchors for the City of St Louis to grow as a medical hub.

The investment will be centered around the School of Medicine as an expansion of Ponce Health Sciences University (Ponce, Puerto Rico) satellite campus in St Louis. The new campus will provide a permanent home for Ponce Health Sciences University in St. Louis as well as fulfill a commitment to improve community health via their innovative Master of Science in Medical Sciences program, a pre-medical master’s program which offers an alternate pathway for students pursuing medical school admission.

The announcement comes on the heels of reports from the Missouri Hospital Association, noting the U.S. faces an estimated shortage of 49,000 primary care physicians over the next 10 years. As population diversity increases, communities will require more doctors who possess the training, skill and cultural competency to meet demand for essential, quality health care. The high cost, testing and selection process of traditional U.S. medical schools has systemically excluded underrepresented minorities from pursuing successful paths to medical careers.

“PHSU offers a compelling solution for closing this gap between the medical school selection process and professional healthcare delivery,” says Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, Chancellor of PHSU St Louis. “Our new campus in the heart of St Louis advances our efforts as a University to be recognized as academic and research leaders. It also allows us to put action behind our vision of providing medical education and research opportunities dedicated to addressing and impacting health disparities on local and national levels."

About Ponce Health Sciences University – St. Louis


The St. Louis Campus expands Ponce Health Sciences University's global network and extends efforts to serve diverse and underserved communities. Ponce Health Sciences University is a fully accredited university dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate education programs available in medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences, and public health in order to prepare world-class, culturally competent health professionals to better serve a growing population of diverse patients across the United States. Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and St. Louis, MO, PHSU is recognized around the world for its medical education and research achievements.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,U.S,Website & Blog

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.

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AcctTwo To Be Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at the SaaStr Annual 2020 Conference

AcctTwo, one of the nation’s leading providers of Sage Intacct’s cloud accounting software and managed accounting services announced today that the firm is a gold sponsor of the SaaStr Annual 2020 Conference taking place on March 10-12 at the San Jose Convention Center.

“We are proud to sponsor the SaaStr Annual 2020 Conference. We are dedicated to the SaaS start-up vertical and will be showcasing our MAS for SaaS solution – a comprehensive turnkey accounting outsourcing service designed specifically for SaaS companies on the Sage Intacct platform,” said Chris Price, SaaS Vertical Leader and Director of Professional Services at AcctTwo.

With a dedicated SaaS vertical, AcctTwo has proven its dedication to software and technology companies in the U.S. The firm has partnered with nearly 200 software and technology companies to transform finance and accounting with financial management, expense management, and budgeting software, as well as MAS (managed accounting services).

The SaaStr Annual 2020 Conference is a three-day event that brings together more than 15,000 global SaaS founders, executives, and venture capitalists for a series of high-quality content sessions and networking opportunities. Across five stages, more than 300 SaaS leaders will share their hard-earned, personal learning experiences, and actionable insights to help scale up and grow your company faster. SaaStr also facilitates Q&A’s, mentoring sessions and more than 1,000 brain dates (speed dating for tech) throughout the conference.

About MAS for SaaS


MAS for SaaS is a comprehensive turnkey accounting outsourcing service made specifically for the industry on the Sage Intacct platform. MAS for SaaS offers:

  • Real-Time SaaS Specific Reports, Dashboards, and Metrics including CMRR, CAC, and Churn
  • Virtually Unlimited Capabilities as you go from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Enterprise
  • Superior Insights into Business Performance
  • Automated Revenue Recognition in accordance with ASC 606
  • Risk Free Trial – You Can Cancel Anytime within the First 90 Days

 

For more information, please visit http://www.accttwo.com/mas-for-saas.

About SaaStr


SaaStr is the world’s largest community of SaaS executives, founders and entrepreneurs dedicated to sharing the best learnings, insights and practices around building and scaling SaaS businesses. Founded in 2012 by serial enterprise entrepreneurs Jason M. Lemkin and Mallun Yen, SaaStr has grown into a social community of more than 500,000 SaaS founders and executives with over 3,000,000 monthly views, and two major industry conferences. SaaStrs goal is to help every SaaS entrepreneur get from to 0M ARR with less stress. Learn more at SaaStr.com.

About AcctTwo


AcctTwo is focused on delivering the future of finance and accounting to its customers. AcctTwo has three main solutions – Cloud Accounting Software, Managed Accounting Services, and Software Development, all built around Sage Intacct’s best-in-class financial applications. Our dedicated team of over 100 people has helped nearly 1,000 organizations optimize finance and accounting through software implementations, accounting outsourcing, and consulting. AcctTwo has been recognized by Sage Intacct as its Partner of the Year from 2014 – 2018 and by our customers as a leader in overall satisfaction and popularity through their reviews on G2.

AcctTwo is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.accttwo.com or call 713-744-8400.

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Rybbon and Sawtooth Software Partner to Improve Survey Data with Automated Rewards

Rybbon, a digital rewards platform, announced today a partnership with Sawtooth Software, a premier provider of survey software tools specializing in conjoint analysis and MaxDiff. The new collaboration helps increase data collection for Sawtooth’s client base by increasing response rates from respondents by offering gift rewards.

Rybbon’s integration for digital rewards enhances Sawtooth’s decades of experience in quantifying preference and choice modeling. Sawtooth’s choice to partner with Rybbon will provide clients with greater depth and breadth of data when partnered with Rybbon’s reward programs. Customers will eliminate the need to manage incentives by hand with an easy-to-use, automated, and self-run survey rewards system.

Rybbon’s rewards integration with the Sawtooth Software platform simplifies and expedites the reward fulfillment process. Users can offer survey respondents a wide selection of eGift cards, Visa and Mastercard Prepaid cards, and charitable donations with all communication aligned to customer branding.

Sawtooth Software clients will also benefit from 100% refunds on all unclaimed rewards with up-to-the-minute status on respondents, reward choices, delivery, and reward claims. The rewards process is automatic and preserves response anonymity. By adding incentives to their survey programs, Sawtooth customers can boost response rates, thus increasing the quality of data they need.

“We are pleased to partner with Sawtooth Software,” said Rybbon’s CEO, Jignesh Shah. “Our software integrates to improve the value of their surveys and data analysis.” Justin Luster, Director of Product Management at Sawtooth agrees, “This simplifies our reward fulfillment so we can focus our energy on providing even higher levels of client satisfaction with our choice analysis software.”

About Rybbon
Rybbon puts the power of rewards to work for marketers and market researchers through its extensive catalog of e-gifts from top brands like Amazon.com and Panera. Rybbon also offers rewards suitable for international rewards programs such as Visa and Mastercard Prepaid card rewards that work in over 150 countries. Rybbon integrates with top marketing platforms like HubSpot, Marketo, Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey and Talkable to make gifting easy and automatic.

Learn more about Rybbon at http://www.rybbon.net.

About Sawtooth Software


Sawtooth Software provides advanced analytics and insights through conjoint analysis of survey responses. Their insights assist organizations in understanding their customers’ preferences when given multiple choices. They provide survey platforms, consulting, and educational services.

Get started using Sawtooth Software at https://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/.

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Forecast International Sees Cyberspace A Growing Focus of U.S. Defense Electronics Market

Computer and information technology advancements have propelled C5ISR to the top of the U.S.'s defense electronics market. Forecast International projects that this market will be worth at least 1.2 billion from 2020-2029.

"The defense electronics market in the United States continues to focus on enhancing, modernizing, and upgrading existing systems while at the same time developing new technologies," said Richard Sterk, Senior Analyst and editor of Forecast International's yearly analysis 'The Market for U.S. Defense Electronics.' Sterk further said that, "Integrating multimission systems and applications through networking into real-time operations remains a priority of the C5ISR – command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance – industry. Examples of technology that achieve this end include network battle command and logistics systems, networked precision missiles and gun-launched munitions, improved intelligence sensors, and active and passive protection systems. These technologies, in turn, have created additional submarkets such as cyber warfare, cybersecurity, and surveillance/reconnaissance radars."

Forecast International's projections are the result of a review and analysis of 564 leading defense electronics programs. The top defense electronics companies in the U.S. market continue to draw from the upper echelons of corporate America. The analysis projects that the top five U.S. defense electronics companies over the next 10 years in terms of market value will be Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, L3Harris, and BAE Systems.

"Meeting the challenges of the cyber warfare threat will lead to lucrative opportunities for the development of both offensive and defensive systems," said Sterk. "Due to the extensive use of networks and software, the U.S. faces an evolving array of cyber-based threats. These threats can be intentional or unintentional. Unintentional threats can result from software upgrades or defective equipment that inadvertently disrupt systems. Intentional threats are targeted attacks, originating from a number of sources."

The following systems, products, and programs are projected to lead the market in sales over the 10-year forecast period: the APG-81 AESA radar for F-35 aircraft; the ICNIA (Integrated Communications, Navigation, Identification, Avionics) system that will integrate aircraft avionics for the F-22 and the F-35; the APG-68 pulse-Doppler fire control radar for the F-16; the AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod; the ALQ-210 situational awareness and threat warning system; the SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) to be installed aboard aircraft carriers and destroyers; the AQS-20 minehunting sonar and AQS-22 ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar) naval systems; the Navy Multi-band Terminal C4I system; the PRC-150 and PRC-152 combat radios; and the VAS-5 Driver's Vision Enhancer for land vehicles.

About Forecast International


Forecast International, Inc. is a leading provider of Market Intelligence and Consulting in the areas of aerospace, defense, power systems and military electronics. Based in Newtown, Conn., USA, the company specializes in long-range industry forecasts and market assessments used by strategic planners, marketing professionals, military organizations, and governments worldwide. Forecast International also maintains a high posture of situational awareness and geopolitical analysis.

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

Newline Teams Up with Logitech to Deliver Bundled Video Conference Solutions

Newline Interactive is pleased to announce it is teaming up with Logitech to deliver new bundled video conferencing solutions featuring Newline’s interactive touch panels and Logitech conference room systems. Combining their products into a bundled offering gives people the ability to connect and collaborate with others, both in the same room and across the globe. These new solutions deliver a best-in-class video conferencing experience, as well as support future customer technology needs.

“The Newline and Logitech partnership is a powerful combination. This modular peripheral approach creates a unique solution that will allow us to make a positive impact on more of our customers.” stated Chris Bradford, President of Newline.

The initial bundles come in two different configurations, easily tailored to the customer’s needs. Each will include either the award-winning Newline interactive RS Series or IP Series touch panel paired with a Logitech Meetup and TV Mount XL for Meetup. These bundles will be available through all authorized Newline partners, including distributors, resellers, and system integrators, and you can find more about the products and how to purchase online.

With Newline and Logitech combined, this product team-up allows virtually every room, in every organization, the ability to have interactive videoconferencing at a competitive price point, placing customers on the best path for success.

More about Newline Interactive


Founded in 2012, Newline Interactive provides exceptional experiences to corporations, universities, government agencies, healthcare and schools with their multi-touch interactive panels, accessories, and software. The continual innovation and product development Newline practices result in the company’s reputation as a world-class organization without exception. Find out more at newline-interactive.com.

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

Otus Releases Enterprise Analytics Tools for the K-12 Sector

Otus, the fast-growing edtech company based in Chicago, announced today the release of two transformational data analytics tools: Historical Analytics and the Otus Data Consortium.

Historical Analytics is designed to give school and district leaders a simplified way to see trends in student academic performance, engagement and social-emotional development, and ultimately the impact these have on state and local assessments over time.

The Otus Data Consortium allows neighboring or like-minded school districts to share and compare their student performance data using their own criteria. In practice: a High School Principal can generate a report instantly to see all of the student data from every feeder middle school in minutes. This allows school leaders to develop better plans for incoming students, and eliminates countless face-to-face meetings with incomplete data.

"Every industry in the world has a way to measure performance in real-time, except for K12 education. This means that schools are being run by leaders who, by no fault of their own, are forced to make decisions using incomplete or stagnant data, like state-test scores," said Andy Bluhm, CEO and Co-Founder of Otus. “With Otus, school and district leaders can pair student performance on infrequent high-stakes and benchmark assessments with real-time classroom data on how students are performing each day. By providing a complete learning picture, administrators have the foundation to continuously improve educational outcomes more rapidly than ever before .”

The challenge to seeing data in real-time, is the ability to collect data in real-time. Otus has overcome this challenge by building dozens of teacher-friendly tools that seamlessly integrate into one platform. Otus encourages frequent use by teachers by eliminating the need to bounce from one disconnected app to another to complete all of tasks associated with their jobs. From grading assignments to texting families, all of these tasks live in one place: Otus.

As Otus is used by teachers and students, performance data is organized, aggregated and paired with legacy data (state tests, college entrance exams, benchmark assessments) and made available for an infinite number of analyses in real-time so that critical decisions can be made based on the best and most accurate information.

In addition to detailed data analysis (gender, student subgroup, ethnicity/race, extracurriculars, etc.) that individual school systems can practice with their own students, Otus also released the Otus Data Consortium tool which gives school districts the ability to share their data with one another for cross-district analysis and idea sharing.

“As K12 educators work to collaborate, the ability to compare a single district to similar school systems, or to schools anywhere in the world using a common set of data, is critical” said Dr. Keith Westman, COO of Otus.

"We have several school systems representing some of the largest and smallest districts in the country who were given early access to our analytics tools," said Christopher Hull, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder. "The conversations that are happening in districts as a result of what the data is showing have been powerful. Teachers are seeing the results of their work in entirely new ways which have led to better conversations about student learning."

With this product release, current and future Otus clients have access to these powerful new analytics tools that shine a light, creating a clear path forward to maximize student learning.

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Warriors Heart highlights Beyond 12 Step Solutions in TIME Special Edition The Science of Addiction

Warriors Heart Chemical Dependency (CD) Team Lead and CFRC (Certified First Responder Counselor) Vonnie Nealon, highlights their innovative addiction treatment solutions in the “Beyond The 12 Steps” story in the recent TIME Special Edition: The Science of Addiction (2019) by health journalist Lisa Lombardi. Nealon emphasizes that a “paradigm shift” in the industry is calling for new approaches in 2020, and explains how Warriors Heart is unique as the first and only private and accredited program for “warriors only” (military, veterans and first responders) in the United States.

In this eye-opening TIME magazine story, Writer Lisa Lombardi calls attention to alarming statistics including; “Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die from opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Fentanyl, and Vicodin.” And “drinking problems affect 15 million Americans, according to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.”

To find new solutions to these challenges, Nealon explains that Warriors Heart goes way beyond 12-step programs by using holistic healing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to retrain the brain to “build healthier neural pathways.”

Nealon played a key role in developing Warriors Heart’s “whole body” approach to healing for our protectors where chemical dependencies, PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, anxiety and recurring issues are all treated in one program (unlike the Veterans Administration where these programs are separated) on a 543-acre ranch.

In addition to 12-step programs, Nealon explains that Warriors Heart uses SMARTrecovery as an alternative option to AA that emphasizes CBT. Nealon expanded that drugs and alcohol are often used as a coping mechanism, which she believes must be addressed in treatment so clients leave with “willpower.”

As another innovative approach, Nealon explains that Warriors Heart clients are assigned two counselors; “one to help treat their addiction, and the other to help them work through mental health challenges such as PTSD and depression.”

Nealon was in an AA program herself before becoming a LCDC, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in 2002. In the “Beyond The 12 Steps” TIME magazine story, Nealon adds that, “she knows that AA works – just as clearly as she knows that it doesn’t work for everyone.” While it is not recommend, Nealon acknowledges that some clients return home with a plan to be on certain medications and/or use alcohol in moderation versus complete abstinence.

Clients leave Warriors Heart with new tools and life skills to rebuild lives. And as part of the aftercare program, the clinical team partners with clients to develop custom long-term recovery plans.

Looking forward into 2020 and beyond, Nealon believes new ideas will continue to evolve for substance abuse treatment programs as the recovery industry goes through this “transformation.”

Media Contact
Liz H Kelly, 310-987-7207

About Warriors Heart (Bandera, Texas near San Antonio):


Warriors Heart provides the first and only private accredited treatment program in the U.S. for “Warriors Only” (military, veterans and first responders) faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in a private, 40-bed facility on a 543-acre ranch outside San Antonio, Texas. While there are other treatment programs for warriors in the U.S., Warriors Heart is the only true peer-to-peer program because others are mixed with civilians. Along with a 42-day peer-to-peer residential treatment program, Warriors Heart gives warriors the option of Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Sober Living (60 Day Minimum). Warriors Heart’s work has been featured on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, FOX 11 Los Angeles, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden on Talk Radio 790 KABC, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. https://www.warriorsheart.com/

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Gomo Experts Reveal eLearning Authoring Best Practices in New Ebook

Gomo, the cloud-based eLearning authoring, delivery and analytics platform, has released a new ebook featuring contributions from six of its learning experts. Starting at the very beginning of an organization’s experience of eLearning authoring—selecting the right authoring tool—the ebook covers everything L&D professionals need to know to get the most out of a new or existing authoring tool.

The ebook is intended to help newcomers creating digital learning content as well as veteran content creators, with solutions for common issues that the team has repeatedly encountered in their time in the eLearning industry.

“These are the kind of topics we all revisit again and again. Even if you've been happily using your current authoring tool for years, it never hurts to consider things from a newcomer’s perspective. You could consider: are new employees being onboarded correctly? Are you helping them understand why tools were selected in the first place? Then, there’s always something new to learn about creating content and getting the most out of it,” said Gomo’s Managing Director, Gavin Beddow.

The six chapters of the ebook cover defining your eLearning authoring needs, working to your budget, how to successfully introduce a new authoring tool, do’s and don’ts of content creation, best practices for content review and testing, and measuring and tracking digital learning programs.

By reading the complete ebook, you will discover how:

  • Having a vision for where you want to take your L&D team is just as important as knowing their current skillset when choosing an eLearning authoring tool
  • Starting with a small budget can actually be an advantage
  • Training for new software tools is frequently undermined by a lack of time to practically apply learning
  • Learners primarily want content that doesn’t waste their time, and leaves no doubts about how it is relevant to them
  • You should start testing as soon as you build your first substantial prototype
  • xAPI doesn’t just mean deeper tracking – it opens up hosting possibilities that can help you deal with bandwidth and geographical hosting issues

 

Click here to download a copy of ‘From Tool Selection to Measurement: 6 Steps to eLearning Authoring Success’.

About Gomo


The Gomo learning suite provides multi-award-winning products that allow you to create, deliver, update, and track beautiful multi-device eLearning. With Gomo Authoring, you can create truly responsive and adaptive HTML5 content that looks perfect on all devices, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones. With Gomo Delivery and Analytics, you can get content into the hands of learners instantly via websites, direct link, the Gomo LMS wrapper, social media, and more—all with full xAPI analytics.

With an ever-growing client base including the BBC, British Airways, BT, Centrica, General Electric, HSBC, L’Oréal, Royal Mail Group, Shell, Sony, Squarespace, TDK, Vodafone, Weetabix, Whatsapp, the World Health Organization and many more, Gomo is quickly becoming the established choice for global organizations seeking collaborative, future-proof and responsive HTML5 multi-device eLearning.

Gomo is part of Learning Technologies Group plc’s award-winning group of specialist learning technology businesses.

For more, visit gomolearning.com.

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New Petition Holds Social Media Giants Accountable in Wildlife Crime

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) – the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa – has launched its “Not a Pet” petition, demanding that tech giants Facebook and Google stop enabling wildlife crime. “Not a Pet” is part of a three-pronged strategy to fight the illegal wildlife trade that began in January with Action for Chimpanzees (AFC), a program to curtail poaching of western chimpanzees and prevent their impending extinction, and continued with the call to close markets selling bushmeat.

“Wildlife crime is an existential threat to primates in Africa,” said Gregg Tully, PASA Executive Director. “And while our members are a crucial bulwark against trafficking, they can’t do it alone. We need to hold social media companies accountable for their role in this heinous trade.”

Social media companies play a key role in the wildlife crime supply chain. Traffickers share videos and images of monkeys and apes for sale – often as light, fun content that is quickly shared. When buyers signal interest, social media companies enable the next phase of the sale by providing private, encrypted channels like WhatsApp for communication between buyer and seller. This contributes to a trade involving hundreds of thousands of primates every year, according to research – and lives of misery for the unfortunate animals who are the victims of this criminal activity.

Primates are not suitable pets for many reasons. A baby chimp usually spends the first five years of its life nursing. Without this critical contact time, primates fail to pick up natural behaviors, and they may even develop aggressive or fearful behaviors. But the hard part comes when they reach sexual maturity. For smaller monkeys, this occurs around 18 to 24 months of age, while chimps mature around seven years of age. At this point, the animal will likely become aggressive and territorial. In an effort to contain adult primates, owners often resort to locking their “child” up in a tiny cage, filing their teeth or having them removed, forcing them to wear shock collars, or even beating them. When these tactics fail to control their adult primate, owners are forced to give up their pet or risk their safety.

“Internet markets can be much larger than physical markets,” said Dan Stiles, head of the Project to End Great Ape Slavery (PEGAS) and a leading researcher tracking wildlife crime. “Thousands of buyers located in many countries can be involved. That’s why the Not a Pet petition is so important. We have to bring social pressure to these companies so that they have an incentive to enforce their policies or develop stronger ones.”

Fast Facts:

  • There are fewer than 300,000 chimps left in the wild.
  • Wildlife crime is the fourth largest type of international crime.
  • In 2015, the primate trade volume was estimated at 8M, a 40% increase over three years.
  • The United States has remained the largest importer of live primates since 2009.
  • Wild chimpanzees are already extinct in four of their former African range countries
  • Chimps and other primates are killed for bushmeat and sold in wildlife markets similar to the one believed to be the source of the coronavirus. The mothers are killed and their babies are sold as pets.

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SmartBuyGlasses Brings the Top Performing Sunglasses for Winter Sports

Snow is one of the most reflective surfaces when it comes to light, so wearing sunglasses for winter sports is absolutely essential to avoid harmful UV rays, even without direct sunlight. Snow blindness (when bright light reflected from snow affects vision) is a real threat when skiing or snowboarding, particularly at high altitudes and travelling at high speeds. Hitting the slopes this winter? Make sure your ski goggles or ski glasses lenses provide 100% UV protection to ensure the best experiences.  

To make choosing the ideal pair of winter sports eyewear easy, SmartBuyGlasses provides you with a list of the top recommended products which are worth to be invested in before heading to the mountains.

Top Recommended Goggles

If you’re planning on skiing or snowboarding down the slopes this winter, consider equipping yourself with some quality ski goggles; they are your best choice for comfort, visibility and eye protection.

In low-light and fogging conditions, yellow, gold and amber lenses filter out blue light. Shadows are emphasized to see better the contours in the snow. They also work well in moderate and variable light conditions. Check out the Bloc Evolution E014 or the Bloc Small Fit Moon JM01.

When in bright and reflective snow conditions, darker lens tints such as dark brown, dark grey and dark green will increase contrast with the whites. Gray lenses are also good to reveal the true colours. Check out the Smith I/O7 IE7BKISA17, the Smith RIOT RO2BKECW17 and the Bolle Tsar.

Mirror coating enhances the effectiveness of tinted lenses by reflecting sunlight so it does not penetrate the lenses, making it a great choice for bright and sunny days. Check out the UVEX S40. 

Clear lenses are undoubtedly the best option for sunset and nighttime as they have the highest visible light transmission (VLT), increasing wearers’’ visibility on the slopes. Check out the Salice 609.

Photochromic lenses or transition lenses are designed to automatically adapt to surrounding light, making them perfect to ensure optimal vision and UV ray protection in every situation. Check out the Salice 618 ITA Speed Polarized BKIT/TECH and the Smith Goggles Smith I/OX.

Top Recommended Sunglasses

If you prefer opting for sunglasses over goggles, consider getting some 100% UV protecting sports sunglasses like these.

Sports sunglasses with a wrap-around frame minimize light reaching the eyes from all sides and allows better peripheral vision. Mirror coatings such as on this model are perfect for very bright conditions as they can block an additional 10 per cent to 60 per cent of visible light for greater comfort in highly reflective sunny environments. Check out the Smith RIDGEWELL ChromaPop Polarized and the UVEX SPORTSTYLE 223.

Polarized lenses selectively blocks light reflecting from horizontal surfaces, eliminating glare. Polarized lenses are especially helpful in blocking glare from light reflecting off water, sand, snow and concrete. This model is also made of highly durable polycarbonate made to withstand harsh conditions. Check out the Oakley OO9102 HOLBROOK.

Photochromic or transition lenses are not just found in the goggles, and provide the same optimal protection from unpredictable light conditions. By reacting to the surrounding light, they are perfect for every light condition, from low light to bright light on a sunny day. Check out the Oakley OO9290 JAWBREAKER. 

All of these models are available on SmartBuyGlasses website, discover their website for more information and lots more products.

About SmartBuyGlasses

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is a world-leading designer eyewear e-retailer, with websites in over 30 countries. The company was an early adopter to the online eyewear market, starting VisionDirect.com.au in 2006, selling prescription eyewear, sunglasses and contact lenses in Australia before expanding globally. 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 amazing value. SmartBuyGlasses are the eyewear fashion experts offering big-name designers along with the most exciting niche brands.




Posted in: Lifestyle,Retail,Sports,Travel,Website & Blog

Gray Element Launches New Web Design Service (Investor Relations Sites) To Help Public Companies Grow Their Online Brand

After more than a decade of successfully helping small and large businesses grow their online brand and build effective internet marketing campaigns, Gray Element has announced they are branching out and will now offer a specialty web design serviced geared toward public companies.

“We felt there was an important need to diversify our web design services to meet the needs of public companies,” said Asal Mehraban, Founder and CEO of Gray Element. “Public companies can greatly benefit from providing potential clients or customers the opportunity to find pertinent information – such as up-to-date stock prices – when visiting their websites. Therefore, we expanded our website design services to help these companies better share their success stories.”

With a team of highly skilled web developers, coders, designers, copywriters, and marketers, Gray Element’s website design service for public companies will help businesses communicate important information such as their stock price, pertinent news, and financial information to current and potential investors. Gray Element’s website design skills make communicating this vital information to potential investors seamless, efficient, and also fully SEC-compliant.

A website built by Gray Element will provide visitors with instant news, live quotes and charts, and efficient navigation options. Gray Element has helped dozens of small businesses across a variety of industries grow their business and attract new customers with their expert web design services. Now, Gray Element is shifting its focus to include web design services specifically for investor relations websites.

“What potential investors are looking for in a company’s website is much different from what an average customer might be looking for in a company’s website,” said Mehraban. “Potential investors are looking for information that will help them make an informed decision about whether or not to invest in a company. Our goal is to help these public companies better present their pertinent information online, making it easier for the investors to make an informed decision.”

Gray Element’s team is available to build a website from scratch or refresh a company’s existing website. Before the Gray Element team starts any website design project, they first work with the client to analyze their current online brand. Then, the Gray Element team will take a look at what other similar companies are doing in the market and determine how to build the ideal website to meet their clients’ needs.

Gray Element is currently offering free quotes for new potential customers. For more information on Gray Element, you can visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.

About Gray Element
For more than 10 years, Gray Element has been a leader in providing interactive web solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. So their customers don’t have to go through multiple channels to market their business online, Gray Element offers complete online marketing services, from website design and logo creation to marketing, social media strategy, reputation management, and traffic-building. For more information on how Gray Element can help your public company grow, visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Website & Blog

Key West gets a new voice with the Backyards of Key West Podcast

Key West's newest resident, Mark Baratto, hits the ground running... or you could say, talking.

Mark started the local island podcast with the hopes of bringing well-deserved attention to business owners, artists, and creators living here in Key West.

"I've been visiting the island for years, and when my family and I decided to move to Key West full time, I wanted to dive headfirst into the community.  This place is so magical, and it's the people that make it this way.  It takes a lot of courage to move as far south in the States as you can go, and 'leave it all behind.'  I want to showcase these people that followed their dreams to create something special down here.  I think they are inspirational, and a lot of people can learn from them." says Mark.  

The Backyards of Key West Podcast airs weekly and can be found on all apps that showcase podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and more.

If tech isn't your thing, you can even listen right from your computer on their website:  https://backyardsofkeywest.com 

More on the Backyards of Key West Podcast

As you enter the island of Key West, these words are the first thing you see in big bold letters on the famed ‘Welcome to Key West’ sign.

Whether it be the incredible sunrises or sunsets (we get both here), the charming Conch houses are hidden around every turn, the chickens running wild, the flat ocean for miles or the island feel, it’s the people that make Key West what it is.

If you have ever wondered what people do around here or wanted to know the story behind a restaurant, bar or local business, this is exactly why we started the Backyards of Key West Podcast. We are going to take you behind the scenes, so we can bring you the stories behind what makes Key West so magical, and how they juggle business life with Island life.

So sit back and relax and enjoy the chill vibes!

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Website & Blog

Relevance Affirms Its Premier Position as the Best Content Marketing and Management Platform

Relevance, the online publication developed to promote content marketing, has reaffirmed its position as the best in this niche. With a community of over 42,000 marketing professionals, Relevance is clearly the preferred destination for everything associated with content curation, interactive media, influencer outreach, public relations, media relations, social media, search engine marketing, media buying, content marketing, native advertising and lots more.

“At Relevance, we are focused sharply on content marketing but we also focus on themes that are relevant to the subject,” says the spokesperson for Relevance.com. “We have a very creative and personalized approach to delivering the goals of our users. That’s why we are the preferred destination for those who have a passion and interest in content marketing and management.”

Today, Relevance.com is the fastest growing online publication in the content marketing and content promotion domain. The company has impressed industry experts with its user-friendly interface and remarkable features.

Relevance has over 500 writers, designers, and researchers that produce a steady stream of quality content for users.

The events section and the directory section which was added later also help in adding value to the user experience. These pages make it easy for users to find what they are looking for quickly and effortlessly.

Content marketing articles and blogs are posted under four categories in the main menu on Relevance. Readers can search for content under Earned Media, Paid Media, Owned Media, and Shared Media.

The News page provides the latest news as it develops on various topics while the Resources page offers a wealth of downloadable content on diverse topics such as press release, influencer marketing, landing page conversions, social media, SEO, lead generation and others.

Visitors to the website can find anything related to content management and marketing they are looking for, be it an agency, the latest tools, and services, or influencers and professionals from the industry, quickly using the filter option.

They can also locate content-specific blogs and articles using keywords, company name, and other aspects. The Post a Service option is especially useful for those who want to share information about their services using the Relevance platform.

The friendly interface has been carefully designed to make browsing and choice of options simple and straightforward.

Relevance stands apart from other content marketing and content management websites as it makes it easy and simple for users to find people and information related to content management.

For more information, visit http://relevance.com/

About Relevance:

Relevance.com is the world’s fastest-growing publication dedicated to content marketing and content promotion. They are trusted the world over for news, insights, resources, trends, and information of the highest quality and are the industry’s foremost source of thought leadership in the realm of content marketing and promotion strategy and tactics.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs,U.S,Website & Blog

Swim Week Calendar Announces New DIY Digital Products

After working in the fashion industry (and particularly the swimwear, intimates, shapewear, and athleisure industry) for over 20 years, we have been able to deconstruct the traditional PR / Marketing / Sales / Consulting package and develop a library of digital DIY products that offer practical information, tools, and templates that allow brands an affordable option to pick and choose the topics that are most relevant to help them grow their individual business.   Some of these include:


The Swimwear Buyers List:
 Available for purchase (0), Swim Week Calendar has created a fine-tuned curated and completely vetted list of swimwear retail buyers. The swimwear buyers list downloads as an excel sheet and include 350 verified contacts (name, title, email, address, and phone number).


The Independent Buyers List:
 Available for purchase (0), Swim Week Calendar has created a fine-tuned curated and completely vetted list of buyers from multi-line specialty boutiques from around the United States. The list contains 370 verified contacts (name, title, email, address, phone) priced in the moderate and better to high-end of the apparel and accessories market.


How to Pitch to Buyer e-book
 (): Featuring word-for-word script templates to get your brand into retail stores this book is a step-by-step guide on what you need to prepare and how to get those coveted meeting with the right retail buyers. This e-book included info on:  

  • How to know if the retailer is right for you;
  • What to say when you call;
  • What to say when you email / what NOT to say;
  • What to say when you are in the store;
  • What they are going to expect to see

And so much more - we have jam-packed so much fun and easy-to-read information in this book. 


How to Pitch to Editors
 e-book (): Swim Week Calendar has created this DIY guide which equips you will all the proper resources you need to understand and prepare before you start the pitching process as well as a template script and sample scripts to show you how to pitch editors. This e-book includes:

  • Media Lead Times
  • Magazine Themes
  • Editorial Calendars for a Variety of National Publications
  • Template Script
  • Sample Scripts
  • Invaluable Advice from over 20 years in the fashion industry


Wholesale Line Sheet Template (),
 One of our best sellers, this customizable, easy-to-use line sheet template will allow brand owners/designers to showcase their collection to retail buyers in an effective, and organized way. This acts as their catalog, allowing buyers to see important information such as pictures, pricing, color availabilities and more. A line sheet is a way buyers are able to place orders with your company.


MIAMI SWIM WEEK CONSULTATION:  
If you are confused about Miami Swim Week and the best way to showcase your brand Swim Week Calendar offers a 45 min phone consultation () that will give you expert guidance in choosing the right trade show for your brand, whether or not to do a runway show and which platform we recommend for your specific brand. We will consult on where to go, how to get sponsors, where to network, and answer any additional specific questions you might have. 


ONE-HOUR GENERAL PR/MARKETING CONSULTATION:
This one-hour consultation will provide insight into navigating the worlds of Public Relations, Branding, and Social Media during a phone/Skype/WhatsApp conversation with a fashion business-consulting expert with over 20 years of experience.  A one-hour consultation with a professional can shorten the learning curve of how to approach these specialized fields, saving you and your company time and money and will contribute to a potentially high achieving campaign.  If you have questions to go over, would like to bounce ideas off of a professional in the field, or need someone to turn to for a full campaign overhaul, book a one-hour session consultation.  If you think you'll need more time and assistance, we also offer customized packages that take you through the process from start to finish.  Contact us at info@swimweekcalendar.com with the subject line "Consultations" to discuss options.

Whether you are new to the industry and need help starting your business, have already launched and need help getting sales and customers, or have a list of specific questions and just want answers, we can work together to get your short or long term goals accomplished. 

Email us at info@swimweekcalendar.com; Follow us on Instagram @swimweekcalendar.com

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INSTAGRAM MARKETING AGENCY CERTIFIEDLIKES EXPANDS U.S. BASED SERVICE OFFERINGS

MIAMI, FL  -  Instagram growth and marketing agency CertifiedLikes has announced the expansion of its US Based Instagram small business growth and influencer division, designed to rapidly accelerate the Instagram growth and social media needs of influencers and brands.

The company has added us-based customer service representatives, expanded IT services, as well as 24/7 chat support for both product implementation and support.

This announcement follows CertifiedLikes.com expanding services earlier this year in Europe and Australia, with targeted social media enhancement services available in Germany, UK, and the Netherlands.

In 6 years, Certified Likes has become one of the top social media enhancement sites worldwide. The agency supports the Instagram and social media growth of hundreds of thousands of brands, influencers, celebrities, and clients globally with value priced, high-quality service and technical support. The user-friendly platform allows clients to rapidly grow more robust presence online, adding real instagram likes and followers, which translates into overall credibility and volume for the brand. Recently, new self-serve options have allowed users to add likes and followers to their social media accounts for as little as usd, with complete customer support and near-instant delivery.

Certified Likes includes a global team of social media marketing and IT experts, supporting both businesses, and influencers globally.  The company has expanded its support options to include 24/7 live chat with highly trained social media and marketing professionals, allowing the company to offer un-paralleled support and instant delivery.

1 billion people use Instagram every month, and 500,000 use the platform daily, making Instagram one of the most important communications platforms today. Users “like” 4.2 billion posts per day, which can be a significant boom for the 25 million businesses which have Instagram accounts. A profile with robust likes and followers gives a business (or influencer) immediate credibility and more likelihood of engagement with new customers, and is the closest thing to a "free trial" for many businesses.

Certified Likes offers a low-cost, high quality service adding real followers and likes to grow social media and brand presence. Options offer immediate delivery, targeted followrs and likes, video views, targeted commenting, and more across Instagram as well as all popular social media accounts. YouTube, SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, are all available as part of Certified Likes programs to add real likes and followers.

For the past 10 years, CertifiedLikes.com has helped businesses increase traffic, grow their instagram accounts, and create high quality brand presence, with a process is designed to empower brands and users to grow real likes from real users. CertifiedLikes.com has become one of the most highly-ranked social media enhancement agencies with 24/7 live assistance and high quality technical support, secure payment systems, and 100% service guarantee. 

With over 6 years of experience in social media and Internet marketing, the CertifiedLikes.com expert team does not compare with other Social Media Agencies. The skilled IT team develops websites, complex SaaS projects and efficient online services around the world. The Certified Likes project team includes 8 dedicated online marketing specialists and programmers, as well as 6 IT specialists and a highly trained customer support staff.  Our specialty is to help buy instagram likes or instagram posts, and put you (or your brand) on a solid track to success and profit in 30 minutes or less.

 Certifiedlikes global community clients includes more than 251,160 users, brands, businesses, and social media influencers, with a reach that continues to grow.  Their global client base includes many ordinary users, real people, businesses, brands, as well as well-known celebrities who trust our services to promote their free Instagram profiles, YouTube pages, Facebook, Twitter, or real accounts on other major social networks.

CertifiedLikes.com is a US-based, social media and Instagram growth agency, supporting clients globally by expanding their brand footprint and social media presence, primarily by adding affordable solutions for real likes and followers, video views, and interaction. Our programs operate online with 24 hour/ 7 day service and support, and  is managed by Miami-based Leisure Growth Holdings, with collaboration from established marketing agents. 

For more information on enhancing your Instagram, or social media, contact us at www.certifiedlikes.com

Media inquiries, custom projects, or IT please contact admin@certifiedlikes.com

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GoMarketing Adds Westside Remodeling To Client Portfolio

Los Angeles and Ventura County full-service digital marketing agency GoMarketing is pleased to announce the addition of a new client in the home improvement sector to its portfolio. Based in Thousand Oaks, CA, Westside Remodeling, Inc. specializes in all-inclusive home design, building, and remodeling services. The local general contractor has secured professional services from GoMarketing, an award-winning web design, web development, and digital marketing agency, in a sustained effort to take their business’ online growth and lead generation to the next level.         

Founded by Bob Sturgeon in 1985, Westside Remodeling, Inc. brings the utmost in integrity, commitment, and excellence to the local market of home improvement--and beyond. As a result of the company’s focus on quality design and service, Westside Remodeling, Inc. has been featured by major industry platforms such as L.A. Home and Remodeling, Architectural Digest, Remodeling Magazine, and Professional Remodeler. Westside Remodeling projects have also previously received spotlights in the Los Angeles Times. Sturgeon is not just a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) but also the Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers (CAPID) which allows Westside Remodeling, Inc. to create builds that are highly functional and relevant to aesthetic trends.

Hired as the new website designer, developer, and digital marketing specialist for Westside Remodeling Design and Build, GoMarketing will create and implement custom digital strategies and assets aimed at exponentially growing the established company’s website traffic and conversion rate, drastically improving their website ranking and online presence, and ultimately increasing overall revenue and ROI for the business. "GoMarketing is thrilled to be working with a company like Westside Remodeling who has a long history of excellence throughout the Conejo Valley and Los Angeles County. We look forward to providing online marketing services that drive more traffic to their website," stated Richard Uzelac, CEO.

GoMarketing's data-driven methodology combines the latest technology, over a decade of experience and expertise, creative design, and a deep understanding of the local market, which allows them to not just meet the marketing goals and KPIs of their clients but exceed them. Since 2008, has proudly delivered custom marketing strategies and results to a variety of industries including the manufacturing, legal, financial, real estate, healthcare, and home services sectors. Their tried and true approach and trusted services run the gamut from on-page and off-page SEO and link building programs to content marketing, social media management, mobile optimization, web design, software and web development, online branding, reputation management, and so much more.         

About Westside Remodeling Design & Build         
Founded by Bob Sturgeon, Westside Remodeling Design & Build has been providing homeowners in Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Oak Park, Malibu, and surrounding areas with best-in-class residential construction and remodeling services for more than 30 years. Streamlining the remodeling process from conception to completion, Westside Remodeling is specialized in any and all aspects of design and build remodeling. These include custom kitchens designed and built for gourmet cooking and entertaining, custom bathrooms, outdoor living spaces, add-on rooms, new construction, and more. To learn more about their services and how to get started with a new build, contact Westside Remodeling at (805) 499-4121, visit their website at http://www.westsideremodeling.com, or pay a trip to their design showroom in Newbury Park!    

About GoMarketing 
Based out of Thousand Oaks, California, GoMarketing uses the following mission statement to deliver digital marketing results to their clients: “Understand. Engage. Succeed. Grow.” Acting as online marketing professionals within a wide range of industry sectors, the GoMarketing team specializes in SEO, content strategy, website design and development, and more--providing a full suite of marketing solutions that generate online leads and sales to Southern California businesses. For more information on their custom marketing plans, contact GoMarketing directly at 805-413-7893 or visit http://www.gomarketing.com.

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Oyster Harbors Marine Launches New Website

Oyster Harbors Marine, the full-service pleasure-boating marine services company with locations on Cape Cod, eastern Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut, has launched its newly designed website and contracted with Fuel Media, Inc., a creative agency based in Cambridge, Mass., to expand its Internet and social media presence.

The new website, which is now up and running, features access to Oyster Harbors Marine’s active boat brokerage services, including several dozen used yachts now on the market. In addition, the website lists the inventory and brochures for the new yacht manufacturers it carries, including Albemarle, Everglades, Legacy, Limestone, Mag Bay, Regulator, Tiara and Viking.

Also on the website is the company’s ongoing blog section, containing helpful service tips for powerboat owners, notices about upcoming boat shows and events, as well as stories on cruising some of New England’s favorite ports and destinations.

“It was definitely time to update the look and usefulness of our website,” said OHM’s VP Peter Maryott, “As well as time for our company to take advantage of the growing social media and online markets. Fuel Media was the perfect choice for us, with their experience in marketing to marine interests and their expertise in everything cyber. We’re pleased with our new look and online presence and look forward to continuing to connect with our customers--new and old--in the months ahead.”

Fuel Media is a highly specialized online marketing design and implementation firm that helps clients develop an effective online presence and connect with customers. The company’s expertise extends to website design, social media marketing and online marketing and advertising strategies.

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NTI@Home Launches Fresh, New Website for Americans with Disabilities

For more than 20 years, Boston-based non-profit NTI@Home has helped Americans with disabilities train for and find work-at-home jobs with Fortune 500 companies. NTI@Home is always working to find the best ways to meet the needs of Americans and veterans with disabilities, and to that end today launched a new website to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience. Alan Hubbard, Chief Operating Officer, said he likes the simplicity of the new site. “It is logically laid out and easy to understand. Potential employees will be able to quickly find the information they need to access and use NTI’s free services.” New and improved functionality allows users to navigate the process in a streamlined fashion on any device with the option to easily find and follow NTI@Home on all major social media sites. Director of Marketing Mike Sanders said he hopes this will "allow individuals with disabilities to reach out in easily accessible ways to ask questions and find answers as well as to engage in and follow NTI@Home’s advocacy efforts in the community and around the globe."

The new NTI@Home site also shares success stories of individuals with disabilities who have found independence and freedom through work-at-home jobs using the services NTI@Home provides. The site redesign provides a detailed overview of who is eligible for services and work-at-home employment and what steps are necessary to register. Information on how to access NTI’s free online training classes taught by industry professionals is also provided. Leah Terrasi, Senior Director of Employment Services, said “I’m excited about the new website and think it turned out great. The new format will make it easier for people to understand the services we offer and the steps involved to apply for our at-home positions.”

Created with the end-user in mind, the website was designed to be compatible with all the different browsers and mobile devices on which today’s consumers rely. Compared to the previous website, the new design provides easier to understand content and better navigation which will assist users who are interested in registering for NTI@Home’s services and learning more about returning to work following a disability.

The website also features press releases and other news items featuring NTI@Home and the disability advocacy work in which the non-profit is involved.

View the new site at http://www.ntiathome.org.

NTI is a 501 (c)(3) (http://www.nticentral.org) non-profit organization headquartered in Boston, MA. NTI has been providing job services to Americans with disabilities since 1995. The NTI@Home program provides free training and job search services for work-at-home customer service positions across the United States. The LandAjob program helps Americans on SSI/SSDI search for on-site jobs and get reimbursed for job related expenses. NTI pioneered staffing virtual call centers with Americans with Disabilities, including Disabled Veterans, who work from home.

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PDA Launches New Website: http://www.pda.org

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is excited to announce the launch of its new-look website, http://www.pda.org.

Following extensive surveying of members and customers, PDA redesigned and reorganized the entire website to make finding information easier and to improve the overall user experience. Visitors to the homepage will instantly see the following changes: 

  • More refined, cleaner design
  • Condensed navigation options
  • Improved search capability
  • Enhanced mobile functionality
  • New & Noteworthy section for pertinent member-oriented information
  • Up-to-date industry news with feeds from the news uPDAte

The new site features “Topic Area” pages that consolidate all the relevant PDA activities, offerings and industry news onto pages dedicated to the following five areas of strategic interest to PDA members and customers:

  • Aseptic Processing & Sterilization
  • Biopharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing Science
  • Quality & Regulatory
  • Supply Chain & Outsourcing

Finding the industry news, tools and resources, and related PDA events you need will be easier than ever. As always, PDA appreciates user feedback; send comments to info@pda.org.

About PDA – Connecting People, Science and Regulation® 
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of over 10,500 members worldwide. Go to http://www.pda.org/footer/about-pda to learn more.

Posted in: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech,Website & Blog

Juwai.com Launches New Retirement Channel to Help Chinese Spend Their Golden Years Overseas

Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese international property platform that reaches 3.1 million Chinese consumers per month, has launched a new Retirement and Lifestyle Channel on its website, dedicated to giving its Chinese users information and real estate listings related to retirement living and property buying abroad.

The new channel is the last element of Juwai.com’s fourth-quarter 2018 new product push. In total, Juwai.com has launched five new channels focused around buyer intentions in just two months: commercial property, emigration, education, investment, and retirement plus lifestyle. The retirement channel can be found at: https://lifestyle.juwai.com

Juwai.com CEO and Director Carrie Law said:

“The four top reasons Chinese retire overseas are affordability, medical care, family, and lifestyle. They can find real estate and daily expenses to be more affordable. They can access more advanced health care. They can be near children and grandchildren who are already living internationally. And they can enjoy themselves by choosing a place that has the weather, environmental quality, and lifestyle they desire.

“With this new channel, they have at their fingertip homes in all the world’s best places to retire. Developers shouldn’t miss this opportunity to introduce their projects to Chinese consumers based on targeted demographics and lifestyle

“Some recent content on the retirement channel includes an analysis of the world-rankings-leading Dutch pension system, a listing for a 5-bedroom oceanfront mansion in the California city of Newport Beach, an analysis of the pros and cons of retiring in Thailand, news about the 17th Shanghai Overseas Investment and Immigration Fair, news about a Canadian proposal to curtail birthright citizenship, and tips on outfitting a new home in Australia.

“Within 11 years, there will be 340 million Chinese aged 60 or above. That’s more than the present population of the entire United States. The potential audience for this channel is even larger than just those who are already at retirement age. We know that most people begin planning and investing for retirement in their 40s and 50s.

### Most Popular Countries for Chinese Retiring Overseas

“The countries that are most popular for Chinese retirees are the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Most older Chinese want to live near their children and grandchildren, and these are the countries with the largest Chinese immigrant populations.

“Malaysia has the My Second Home program that gives foreign retirees renewable, 10-year visas if they can meet relatively modest financial requirements. They need to have liquid assets of about US,000 and have a monthly income of about ,500. Malaysia offers a high quality of life at a low expense, quality health care and easy access back to China.

“Thailand has a one-year renewable visa for retirees over 50 years of age. It requires that you have only about US,000 in liquid assets. Thailand is close to China and within several years should be connected by a fast rail link that will make traveling back and forth much more convenient. Thai cities like Chiang Mai are already popular with Chinese retirees.

“The Philippines offers a retirement visa for people as young as 35 and in exchange for nothing more than depositing US,000 in an approved Philippine bank. The cost of living is very low at less than US,500 per month. In Manila the standard of health care is high.

"With the fast launch of these new channels, our Digital Team proved themselves the best in the industry. These five new channels went from conception to implementation in only two months. That helps our users. It helps our advertisers reach the right users in the most cost-effective way.

"With these new channels we hope to limit the number of clicks that separate users from the information and listings they are looking for. That should improve their experience. It should also lead to even better results for our customers in the form of awareness, enquiries, and transactions. We're keeping the search box and also giving consumers other ways of finding what they need.”

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J Tizzle Muzic Celebrates Signing Innovative Augusta Hip-Hop Group Tueazee

There are many hip-hop performers, but hip-hop innovators can be a bit more difficult to find.  The good news in Indiana-based J Tizzle Muzic are doing their best to help, recently announcing they have signed Augusta, Georgia's breakthrough group Tueazee to their growing independent label.  Mixing an old and new-school aesthetic Tueazee have been winning huge praise from both fans and music media, and the anticipation surrounding the release of their new single on J Tizzle Muzic, scheduled to drop July 10th, with pre-orders available starting on June 22nd, is high.  Expect Tueazee to live up to the “outside of the box” Georgia hip-hop tradition.

“Tueazee is the modern day Outkast,” commented J Tizzle, head of J Tizzle Muzic LLC. “I know these guys are special, and they can bring in fans that are both hardcore hip-hop lovers and people who just appreciate great music period.”

The single “I Know” will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other major digital music outlets.

Tueazee have been winning praise for their mix of originality and glimpses in the songs of their classic influences from artists like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and J Cole.  The golden age blended with the present in Tueazee may just represent the real future of hardcore hip-hop.

Fans certainly agree.

Michelle S., from Boston, recently said in a five-star review, “My boyfriend and I have had Tueazee on play constantly since one of our good friends from Georgia put us on them.  It's great to hear they have signed a deal and that is sure to make more people aware of the amazing songs they are dropping.”

For more information be sure to visit https://www.jtizzlemuzic.com.

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Vendetta Drama Feature Film ‘THE PAPER STORE’ Starring STEF DAWSON and PENN BADGLEY Streaming Wide VOD Beginning July 24, 2018

NEW YORK (July 10, 2018) – Academic cheating, romance and revenge intersect in the award-winning indie drama THE PAPER STORE starring Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games franchise), Penn Badgley (Lifetime’s upcoming series You, Gossip Girl) and Richard Kind (Inside Out, Argo). The vendetta drama is set to release across broad VOD streaming platforms, including Amazon and iTunes, beginning July 24, 2018.

THE PAPER STORE follows academic ghostwriter Annalee (Dawson), working in the shadows of a college campus until Sigurd (Badgley) hires her to author his entire graduate degree. Their working relationship evolves into a romance, until the affair turns sour and secrets start to spill. Annalee rats out Sigurd to Professor Kane (Kind), but instead of swift justice Kane has his own idea of what should happen next. Call it extortion; call it blackmail. Whatever you call it, the ugliness is just beginning.

THE PAPER STORE is based on Pew award-winner Katharine Clark Gray’s original play, 516 [five sixteen]. She produced the project with her creative partner and husband Nicholas Gray, who also directed, under their Uncompromised Creative banner. 

THE PAPER STORE received numerous awards on the festival circuit, including ‘Best Drama’ at Manhattan Film Festival, ‘Best Drama’ at Los Angeles Film Review and ‘Best Foreign Drama’ at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Badgley and Dawson took home ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ respectively at Oxford International Film Festival, along with a ‘Special Jury Mention’ for Badgley at the Manchester Film Festival. Besides earning awards, the film has also been resonating with audiences and for good reason. Katharine Clark Gray explains, “In addition to being a juicy revenge drama, the film also shines a light on the issues of spiraling tuition costs and student debt—issues that will ring out to anyone managing an unwieldy student loan or struggling to finance someone's higher education.”

Behind the camera, the Uncompromised team brought in as principal producers Emmy-nominated producer Jonathan Gray (HBO’s Nightingale), no relation; producer / casting legend Bonnie Timmermann (Heat, Bull Durham, Miami Vice) and producer John Grossman of Front Wheel Productions; as well as veteran cinematographer and lighting designer Richard Sands as director of photography.

About Uncompromised Creative Uncompromised Creative is Nicholas Gray and Katharine Clark Gray, a husband-and-wife team based in Brooklyn, NY. They make films, plays, and assorted web content, and provide script and production consultation services to a range of fellow creatives. Nicholas and Katie believe that compromise means each side ends up disappointed. Consensus, on the other hand, gets everyone on the same team. Because when you’re jumping a gorge, you don’t go halfway. uncompromisedcreative.com

THE PAPER STORE will be available for VOD streaming on Amazon and iTunes beginning July 24, 2018. For more about THE PAPER STORE visit: http://www.thepaperstoremovie.com

 

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Dr Ashish Dutta - Everything One Need to Know About The Non-Surgical Butt Enhancement Treatment

If you are also curious about this procedure and wish to give it a try but are confused and unsure, we've got you covered. Here's all you need to know about the non-surgical butt enhancement procedure so you can make a decision is this treatment is right for you and proceed with confidence.

Dr Ash Dutta, Founder of Aesthetic Beauty Centre and one of the few highly trained and accredited surgeons in the UK will take us through the Non-Surgical Bum enhancement treatment.

What is a non-surgical bum enhancement procedure?

A non-surgical bum enhancement procedure essentially involves adding volume to the butt area to enlarge, as well as add definition and shape. The procedure also helps in boosting skin elasticity and lifting sagging buttocks and thighs back into their rightful place.

How does the non-surgical bum enhancement procedure work?

As the name suggests, the treatment does not involve surgery. Unlike the traditional enhancement or enlargement surgeries that extract fat from other parts of the body to place it in the desired area, or the use of implants, the non-surgical butt enhancement procedure aims to add volume to the butt area using dermal fillers. You may have seen many celebrities including Nicki Minaj and Beyonce who are flaunting fuller butts in style.

Why should one opt for a non-surgical procedure?

The greatest benefit of opting for a non-surgical procedure is the fact that there is reduced downtime and less tissue trauma involved. Also the fact that there is no scarring makes it the ideal treatment to go for. There is also a very much reduced risk of infection and complications.

How is the non-surgical procedure better than the traditional surgery?

Injections of dermal fillers make it possible to create subtle changes in the process of reshaping the butt which is not necessarily possible in the traditional surgery. This helps create a nicely shaped butt instead of only a larger butt. The traditional surgery involves addition of volume to the area but tends to make the skin around the area saggy, droopy, spongy and loose. The non-surgical butt lift procedure involves addition of a significant amount of volume in the area as well as tightening and lifting the skin with the use of advanced technology. This leads to a well shaped, well-toned butt.

Another fascinating feature available in the non-surgical treatment is the controlled amount of volume addition. One can look mid-way into the treatment as to whether the desired volume has been attained and if not, one can go ahead with adding more. This is not possible in the traditional surgical method as you are likely to be under sedation or general anesthesia so cannot contribute to the outcome once the surgery has begun.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wishes to enhance or enlarge their butt area, over the age of 18. It is a great alternative for anyone who does not enough fat to harvest for the Brazilian Butt lift (from other parts of their body) and/or are not keen on liposuction.

How long does the procedure take and what is the downtime involved?

The duration of the procedure and the number of sittings required will vary slightly in each case. At the consultation you’ll receive a tailored treatment plan, after an examination. As a rough guide: treatments can take about 45-60 minutes.

As for the downtime, there is a very short to no downtime involved depending on the requirements and the kind of procedure one has opted for. There can be a little tenderness and swelling in the area for around 5-7 days.

Are there any risks of deformities?

The surgical method including liposuction and fat transfer involves a risk of deformities since fat is extracted out of the body and placed inside another part of the body, so there is a slight chance that it does not ‘take’ well, or there may be unevenness and asymmetry; and hence a corrective procedure may be required. The non-surgical butt enhancement however, is different. It does not include any risks of deformities.

Are there any side-effects involved?

The non-surgical treatment is a relatively safe treatment to go for but one must always book an appointment with a professional to assess one’s individual case. Before going for any sort of treatment, it is advisable to have a detailed consultation since there may be slightly different consequences; everybody is unique. It is also important to gather all the relevant information regarding the procedure; ie. do your research.

Know more about the Non-surgical Bum Enhancement Treatment at Aesthetic Beauty Centre , schedule a free consultation or call on 01915672900.

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Shammi Rana awarded with USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame award

Mr. Rana, through his work as a Public Relations Expert & Promoter of Martial Arts Organizations, has more than 20 years of promoting experience at the top levels of professional sports activity.  Through sports diplomacy, he has worked with state dignitaries around the world to promote political, social and diplomatic relations at the highest levels of government.  His work is so revered that in 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization appointed him Rapporteur of the UNESCO Traditional Sports and Games Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to promote the 2017 Traditional Sports and Games, UNESCO (TSG).In a bid to help this issue, UNESCO Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) Rapporteur, Shammi Rana, does a huge amount of work to promote the UNESCO Mandate on TSG. Shammi, also the Secretary-General of the Asian Belt Wrestling Federation, spends a lot of time speaking with Governments from across the globe to promote TSG.

His unique role as an internationally respected Public Relations Expert / Promoter of Martial Arts Organizations stems from his experience as a recognized professional athlete (he has held membership in over 10 martial arts organizations throughout Asia) with over two decades of work as a promoter of sports, sports organizations, and sports diplomacy.

Mr. Rana, who also serves on internationally governing associations, such as his role as Vice President of International Association of Traditional Wrestling Sports, Mr. Rana has promoted the Korean martial arts, Taekwondo in his home state of Punjab, India

Posted in: Sports,U.S,Website & Blog,World

Newspatrolling.com - Leading news portal cum content syndication and blogging hub

Newspatrolling.com is a leading news portal cum content syndication and blogging hub, offering its readers breaking news, updates and insights across various categories such as politics, business, sports, lifestyle, entertainment, automobile, tech, etc. With its extensive network of content syndication partners, Newspatrolling.com commands a large audience base for its news and updates and other content such as reviews and brand stories. By utilizing an integrated approach to content syndication with its media partners, Newspatrolling.com has created a robust and fast-growing ecosystem, which is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Its media partners include various promising startups such as Dailyhunt (formerly Newshunt), News360, NewsRepublic, UC Web, Bloglovin, Newsjs, NewsProtime and more.
 
Newspatrolling.com was launched in 2013 by Pankaj Bansal, a dynamic, young entrepreneur who has displayed a great appetite for risks and challenges. Pankaj Bansal also shares a keen visionary streak, dares to dream big and has been unstoppable in transforming those dreams into reality. In a very short period of time, Pankaj has catapulted his startup Newspatrolling.com to a commanding position, where it now competes with the leading names in the industry. While focused on its growth, Newspatrolling.com also endeavors to strengthen the ecosystem it operates in. This is achieved through innovative business strategies and specialized programs that benefit all its stakeholders including brands, bloggers and media partners.
 
Since its inception, Newspatrolling has been redefining the way media content is created and delivered to online users. It has chosen to make a difference by providing unbiased news stories, detailed reviews and unique, insightful blogs to its readers. With more than 2 lakh visitors per month and around 1.3 lakh + followers on social media, Newspatrolling provides one of the most bankable platforms for brands to share their stories and showcase their products and services. Newspatrolling is the voice of several brands, individuals and organizations that utilize its platform as an effective alternative to mainstream media. Newspatrolling also offers special opportunities to bloggers and writers to spread the word and get paid top dollars for their efforts.
 
Newspatrolling has collaborated with top clients such as Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) – Digibank, Tata Housing, ICICI Lombard, LG, Toyota, CHOICE Life Insurance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Manipal Group, SP Jain School of Global Management, Chivas GQ Men of the Year Awards, Fame Media, Bewakoof.com, and Star Trek Movies. With its dynamic content syndication strategy, Newspatrolling has consistently attracted new readers, media partners, and brands. It continues to grow and is making steady progress towards its cherished goal of entering the list of Top 10 news and content syndication portals in India.

Posted in: India,Website & Blog

Don't Pay All Listed New Year Coupons and Discounts For Users to Shop & Save More

Don’tPayAll, a well-known faster-growing online retailer is a proud company that delivers the best promotional campaigns, coupons, deals & discounts from all over the world brands to the customers for the best shopping experience. Dealing on this venture since years, it has brought up long lists of all New Year Coupons and Discounts for the users to shop newly with saving money. The company has recently listed many FRESH OFFERS to wow its users. The company has officially listed numerous offers and discounts of various businesses and making its users aware of it so that shopping becomes easy with New Year savings.

Don’tPayAll is a renowned online coupons & discounts retailer that has not only confined itself to the tenets of a promotional campaign. Instead, it has put up a high emphasis on bringing major hot deals and latest voucher codes from over three-thousand online suppliers. It has built a vast medium where the users can easily find numerous promotions and voucher codes truly given by the best reliable partners and members. The owner of the firm believes that exponential exposure of business very much depends on how well and justifiably the offers and discounts are being provided to the users keeping trends and occasion in mind. Don’tPayAll also added some top products’ offer and discounts that have been launched by the company in the time of New Year 2018. The owners of the company duly stress on the fact that the services provided are scalable and highly efficient.

As expected, more and more deals, offers, hot deals, coupons, & discounts have already appeared and still the process is going on. The existing users are excited shopping with New Year’s deals as they are getting excellent opportunities of saving money. On the contrary, some new people are becoming familiar with such timely offers and which is why Don’tPayAll is continuously listing up more & more New Year deals and discounts. With these cheap offers and latest deals, the first-time users can easily shop with few clicks and earn money as savings.

Don’tPayAll is committed to providing the best discounts, deals and offers to their users. That is why it continues to surprise their users and first-time users by giving latest yet fastest exciting deals and offers to shop endlessly.

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