KDG’s Higher Ed Web Design Team Wins Two dotCOMM Awards

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The higher ed web design team at KDG was awarded 2 dotCOMM Awards

KDG has won two dotCOMM Awards for its work on new websites for Executive Education Academy Charter School and the Faraja Primary School.

The sites are a way to help them share their story and spread their mission.”

— Claudia Grossmann, UI/UX Designer

ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — KDG’s Lehigh Valley web design team in Allentown has won two gold dotCOMM Awards for their recent redesigns of websites for Executive Education Academy Charter School and the Faraja Primary School. The dotCOMM Awards recognize excellence in dynamic website design.

Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown, PA and the Faraja Primary School in Tanzania, Africa may be an ocean apart, but both schools are dedicated to changing the lives of the students in their care, something KDG wanted to highlight in each unique site.

Executive Education Academy Charter School, or EEACS, is a K-12 charter school in the Lehigh Valley that prepares students for college and careers with community partnerships and a unique corporate curriculum. In addition to original photos and videos of students at work and at play, the site features distinct portals so parents, teachers, and students can find the information they need. (The school’s website can be viewed at https://www.ee-schools.org/.)

The website for the Faraja Primary School for Children with Physical Disabilities was a pro bono project completed by KDG. The website showcases student stories and pictures. More than 200 children are provided an education and medical care through the school. (The school’s website can be viewed at https://www.farajaschool.org/.)

“These schools are making a difference in the lives of their students,” says Claudia Grossmann, UI/UX designer at KDG. “The sites are a way to help them share their story and spread their mission. We are so glad judges recognized these schools.”

The dotCOMM Awards are only the latest the higher ed web design team at KDG has been recognized with. In 2018, KDG’s web design team has been awarded two AVA Awards, a Communicator Award, three Hermes Creative Awards, a Summit Creative Award, and two Horizon Interactive Awards.

To learn more about KDG’s award-winning web design team and to view several case studies visit: http://kyledavidgroup.com/services/web-mobile-design.

About KDG: KDG has been a leading provider of higher ed web design, custom software development for businesses, and small business IT support for over 17 years. KDG has developed a reputation for being able to see and respond proactively to changing markets. Learn more at https://kyledavidgroup.com/.

Keri Lindenmuth
The Kyle David Group, LLC
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Fujisoft and Adapt software India sign distribution agreement to sell TITAN Intranet for Office365 and SharePoint in UAE

Fujisoft Exclusive partner for TITAN Intranet in UAE

Partnership to promote modern workplace solution for Office365

GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Adapt Software India developer and provider of the next generation readymade Intranet called TITAN; today announced it had signed TITAN distribution agreement with Fujisoft Technology LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading Microsoft CSP in UAE. Fujisoft has broad experience in implementing various Microsoft solutions including Office365 for the past more than nine years. This agreement allows Fujisoft to introduce and distribute TITAN to Office365 customers in UAE. TITAN is monthly subscription-based software as a service that simplified Office365 user experience.

Today's announcement with Fujisoft, signifies a continuation of the sales momentum that we have been generating with TITAN, our modern workplace solution that was launched very recently," commented Ashish Kamotra, CEO of Adapt Software India Pvt. Ltd. "The potential of this agreement with expansion into the UAE market is fascinating for us. Fujisoft has a proven track record with Microsoft cloud offerings especially Office365 and SharePoint within UAE, and we strongly believe that their efforts to introduce TITAN Intranet to its customer and partner base will be truly successful."

"We are very excited to launch TITAN and to become the first to introduce this amazing Modern Workplace Solution for Office365 in UAE. We strongly believe that product such as TITAN will not only increase employee productivity but also bring higher ROI for Office365 investments by increasing consumption of Office365.," commented Fujisoft Director, Albert Raj. "TITAN can be deployed within hours, and our customers can go live within a few days. We have seen companies burning millions of dollars in developing an Intranet that does not even offer flexibility and seldom goes live. We are confident that UAE customers will like this versatile Readymade Intranet that saves not only time but also substantial cost. Every company is going through a digital transformation, and TITAN will help them to achieve their digital workplace strategy. We pride ourselves on knowing the needs of the UAE market when it comes to Office365 based Modern Workplace solution that we will create a success story for TITAN in UAE as well. "

About ADAPT Software
ADAPT is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and ISO 9001:2008 certified company specializing in Office365 and SharePoint. ADAPT has been delivering SharePoint and Ofice365 solutions for more than a decade to their customers internationally and has a great experience with almost every industry. For more details, please visit www.titan4work.com

About Fujisoft
Established in the year 2002 in UAE Fujisoft is a leading Information Technology Solutions and Service provider in the region. Global offices across Canada, Africa, and India Fujisoft designs & delivers latest & greatest Technology solutions to customers seeking innovation and growth in competitive markets. With a strength of 100+ resources and experience of more than 600+ prestigious projects, Fujisoft is today well positioned to provide demanding customers best of customer support and relationship. This customer-centric approach has helped the Company win many awards and recognition in the regional market space.

Bidyut Hota
Adapt Software India pvt ltd
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Award-winning Puzzle Game Kenshō Is Available Now For Nintendo Switch

HELSINKI, FINLAND, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Game developers FIFTYTWO and their partners Jetdogs Oy officially released a new version of the unique game Kenshō for Nintendo Switch. This award-winning puzzle is available now in North America and Europe via the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 / 14.99€ / £14.99. In Japan Kenshō will be available for 1,999 JPY on September, 6.

Kenshō is a color-matched puzzle game with fascinating story and stunning visual effects where the player has to restore the balance of nature. Since initial release the game received many favorable reviews. Its animated graphics, amazing play of light and shadow combined with superbly exciting gameplay was duly appreciated. The game is set in a surreal room. Doors inside that room lead to different worlds and breathtaking environments, including lush jungles and stormy seas.

Kenshō is truly adopted for Nintendo Switch including Pro Controller support.

Kenshō’s Key Features:
· Rich visual experience
· Unique color-matching puzzle gameplay
· Physical environment and weather conditions
· Emoji-style fascinating storyline
· 11 original songs created by Oscar Rydelius to build a unique Kenshō atmosphere

Kenshō Links:

UK Store link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Kensh–1410134.html
US Store link: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/kensho-switch
Watch the video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-knzhOTNQ
Download the assets pack here: http://dl.jetdogs.com/kensho/KenshoArt.zip

FIFTYTWO, independent game development company founded on December 17, 2012. Its first title, “JELLIES”, was released in the App Store on June 26, 2014, and received “Best of June” and “App of the Week” awards from Apple. Released on September, 17, 2017, Kenshō received several awards, including nomination as a Top 10 finalist at the Google Play Indie Games Contest.
Official website: http://wefiftytwo.com

About Jetdogs Oy:
The Nintendo Switch version of the game Kenshō is published with the active support and assistance of JetDogs Oy, an experienced independent game studio based in Helsinki (Finland) that is well-known to computer game fans from its recent games “12 Labours of Hercules” and “Alicia Quatermain,” as well as its previous games “Frankenstein: Master of Death,” “Dracula’s Legacy,” “Sinister City,” among others.
Official website: http://jetdogs.com

Katey Moore
JetDogs Oy
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Kensho trailer

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EE consolidates dominance in UK mobile performance, according to new RootMetrics report

The most scientific and comprehensive survey of mobile network performance, conducted by RootMetrics, by IHS Markit

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — EE consolidates dominance in UK mobile performance, according to new RootMetrics report

● EE secures top ranking in all mobile performance categories in the UK, including the carrier’s fifth straight annual win for overall performance
● Three and Vodafone continue their challenge for best network, with the latter carrier making progress in data performance testing
● O2 ranks fourth in overall, reliability, speed, and data, but showcases steady improvements, making gains in call performance
● However, the gap in performance is narrow, showing the need for 5G implementation for further differentiation

LONDON, UK. (August 14, 2018) – The most scientific and comprehensive survey of mobile network performance, conducted by RootMetrics, by IHS Markit, shows EE has confirmed its position as market leader in mobile network performance across the UK, winning all six mobile performance categories tested.

EE’s dominance is cemented by the fact the carrier has won the last 10 half-yearly national reports produced by RootMetrics, claiming five consecutive years as the UK’s leading network in terms of overall performance. This is measured by a combination of reliability and speed results from data, call, and text testing.

A previous joint winner of call performance in the prior half-year testing period, Three now loses its top spot, while also falling to third behind Vodafone for data performance. However, Three remains in second position for overall performance, with Vodafone ranking third.

O2 remains in last place out of the four mobile operators. However, data shows it has made improvements in call performance, which tests how reliably each network is able to place and maintain calls.

Kevin Hasley, head of product at RootMetrics and executive director of performance benchmarking at IHS Markit, said: “EE’s reputation for delivering fast speeds and strong performance is maintained in our testing, while Three’s consistent reliability places it as another leading carrier across the UK. Although O2 sits fourth, it has also deployed three-carrier aggregation in some UK cities, and if it increases its rollout, it could lead to faster speeds in future testing.”

5G – a necessary differentiator

While EE consolidated its dominance by scooping all six award categories, the results show narrow differences on some of the key metrics that consumers care most about. Based on RootMetrics’ scoring mechanism for overall performance, EE scored 96.0 out of 100 and Three, in second place, registered 93.0 out of 100. Vodafone scored a 90.1 and O2 came in at 86.6. In areas like network reliability margins are even closer, with EE boasting a 97.6 mark and Three scoring 96.5.

With mobile performance ever improving and all operators enhancing their scores, the incentive to make the most of 5G-related spectrum is high. Mobile operators rely on the ability to convince consumers of their performance prowess via independent studies like RootMetrics’ and the ability to deploy 5G infrastructure successfully is the new battleground for differentiation.

Hasley, continued: “The first movers in 5G are going to have an advantage as consumers will see a big change in performance of their devices across critical functions like live streaming video. EE’s high performance in 4G testing can lead to a seamless service transition to 5G. However, it will be a brand new playing field once the technology is live. 5G will give all networks an opportunity to be a leader in performance and service provision, and RootMetrics will be ready to test it when it’s live.”

“5G will most likely have the biggest impact in urban areas as the technology will initially be deployed in centers of high population density. Operators will still need to prove and maintain 4G and even 3G performance across wider geographies because that’s how we use our phones. We accept that when on the move and in more rural locations performance will be lower, but we still have expectations about minimum levels of performance.”

Home nations testing results

While EE dominates overall network performance across the UK in its entirety Vodafone scores higher in Northern Ireland and Three is competing with EE in Wales.

“The competitive landscape seen on a nation-by-nation basis is best explained by spectrum deployment and how well carriers use its data to improve network performance. We’re now looking ahead to an exciting 2019, as 5G begins to roll out. We may not necessarily see a difference in network coverage, but we will see the potential for greater capacity and increased speeds across the country.” explains Hasley.

During the first half of 2018, RootMetrics scouters drove 21,000 miles, visited 654 indoor locations, and conducted over 590,000 tests to statistically cover all four UK nations. All tests were conducted using unmodified, off-the-shelf phones purchased from carrier stores.

This is the 10th time RootMetrics issues its nationwide results, including a breakdown of network performance across all the United Kingdom. The reports combine scientifically based data with real-world mobile performance insights to offer consumers a completely independent view of each carrier’s performance where they live, work, and play.

RootScore Award Summary for the UK, first half of 2018

Following is a summary of RootScore Award winners for the first half of 2018 in the UK. For more details, view the entire report, here – http://rootmetrics.com/en-GB/content/mobile-performance-in-the-uk-part-1-performance-across-the-entire-uk-1h

Overall Performance: EE
Network Reliability: EE
Network Speed: EE
Data Performance: EE
Call Performance: EE
Text Performance: EE

For details on the RootMetrics by IHS Markit testing methodology, visit: http://rootmetrics.com/en-GB/methodology


About RootMetrics®
RootMetrics®, by IHS Markit, is mobile analytics that measures mobile network performance and offers insights into the consumer mobile experience. RootMetrics provides data on mobile network performance to help the networks improve and give consumers an end-to-end look at mobile performance. To ensure that RootMetrics testing reflects real-world mobile usage, testing is conducted based on where, when and how consumers use their smartphones most often.

© 2018 RootMetrics. All rights reserved.

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The Blockchain Market In Supply Chain is expected to reach $424.24 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 48.37 %

North America is expected to dominate the Blockchain Market in Supply Chain with a revenue of $131.65 million by 2023

HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the new market research report by IndustryARC titled “Blockchain Market in Supply Chain: By Type (Public, Private and Consortium); By Application (Contract management, Payment systems, Procurement, Provenance, Ownership transfer, Asset Tracking and Inventory Control) and Geography – Forecast (2018-2025)”, the market is expected to reach $424.24 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 48.37 % during the forecast period. Large number of companies have been using the blockchain technology for supply chain applications. This factor bolsters the market.

North America has a major share in the Blockchain Market in Supply Chain Market

North America is expected to dominate the Blockchain Market in Supply Chain with a revenue of $131.65 million by 2023. In Asia Pacific, the market is expected to have a CAGR of 56.1% in the coming years. It is beneficial in transforming the payments prospect by offering an economy cost. Digital currency is the latest trend being followed in the market. In the Asia Pacific region, technology has developed with Blockchain. Blockchain technology maintains the transparency of the databases which includes payments, contract management, procurement, etc.

In other economies like Middle East, Africa, and Brazil, the increasing demand for digitization is due to government initiatives through foreign investment in these countries to become the top global economies. This enhances the scope for the blockchain solutions in these countries.

Selected Regulatory Analysis done in the full Report:

Smart contracts and blockchain technology are the main driving forces for contract management. This in turn drives the market due to better economic efficiencies, saving time and other factors. The manufacturers and their partners have individual transactions in a block that has bills for raw materials, finished goods, quality, proof of origin, etc. A blockchain management ensures the creation of smart contracts, comprising of terms and conditions. Hence, manufacturers and partners can trust the contract and the identity of their counterpart.

The need for product lifecycles has led to various conflicts between the manufacturers and suppliers. But the problem of managing the development of a complex product has resulted in the use of blockchain technology, since it protects the competitor’s edge of the manufacturer and supplier, thus propelling the growth of peer to peer technology across the world.

To access / purchase the full report browse the link below

Excerpts Growth Factors Mentioned in the Full Report:

Blockchain transactions has become more flexible and many manual tasks are carried out automatically using smart contracts. This reduces the costs and speeds up the processes, which in turn spurs the cryptocurrency market.

Blockchain technology offers a better transparency for the end users and consumers in the supply chain. It allows the consumers to track and provides assurance of provenance in the trade.

Programmable blockchain platforms have a decentralized data structure which provides the execution of transaction and data storage in a decentralized manner. The inventory management software keeps a record of the price, date, location, quality, and certification. Technical infrastructure and scalability of the technology are the main features of the Blockchain Market Ecosystem.

Talk to one of our sales representative about the full report by providing your details in the link below:

Keyplayers of the Blockchain Market in Supply Chain

IBM Corporation is one of the leading companies in developing blockchain technologies. It has major presence in countries like Japan, US, Europe, China, and Asia Pacific. It operates in business segments such as analytics, cloud, commerce, IT, infrastructure, and security. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu operates in segments like finanacial advisory, risk advisory, consulting, tax, and audit. T-Mining which has its headquarters in Belgium uses blockchain technology for sharing data and secure file transfer for logistics and support.

Related Report:

A. Blockchain in Healthcare Market

B. Blockchain in small and Medium Business

Blockchain Market in Supply Chain is segmented as below

Blockchain technology enables the businesses to work together with more trust. It provides a sharing operating system where the parties involved in an exchange can access the digital record of transactions which are unchangeable.

Blockchain Market by Supply Chain by type
1. Public
2. Private
3. Consoritum

Blockchain Market by Supply Chain by Application
1. Contract Management
2. Payment Systems
3. Procurement
4. Provenance
5. Ownership Transfer
6. Asset Tracking and Inventory Control

Blockchain Market by geography(12+ countries)
Company Profiles
Appendix: Abbreviations, Sources, Research Methodology, Bibliography, Compilation of Experts, Disclaimer.

What can you expect from the report?

The Blockchain Market in Supply Chain Report is prepared with the Main Agenda to cover the following 20 points:

1. Market Size by Product Categories
2. Market trends
3. Manufacturer Landscape
4. Distributor Landscape
5. Pricing Analysis
6. Top 10 End user Analysis
7. Product Benchmarking
8. Product Developments
9. Mergers & Acquisition Analysis
10. Patent Analysis
11. Demand Analysis (By Revenue & Volume)
12. Country level Analysis (13+)
13. Competitor Analysis
14. Market Shares Analysis
15. Value Chain Analysis
16. Supply Chain Analysis
17. Strategic Analysis
18. Current & Future Market Landscape Analysis
19. Opportunity Analysis
20. Revenue and Volume Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Does IndustryARC publish country, geography or application based reports in Blockchain Market in Supply Chain?
Response: Yes, we do have separate reports and database as mentioned below:

1. Americas Blockchain Market in Supply Chain
2. Europe Blockchain Market in Supply Chain
3. Asia pacific Blockchain Market in Supply Chain
4. Contract Management Block Chain Market in Supply Chain
5. Payment systems Block Chain Market in Supply Chain
6. Procurement Blockchain Market in Supply Chain

Q. Does IndustryARC provide customized reports and charge additionally for limited customization?
Response: Yes, we can customize the report by extracting data from our database of reports and annual subscription databases. We can provide the following free customization:

1. Increase the level of data in application or end user industry.
2. Increase the number of countries in geography or product chapter.
3. Find out market shares for other smaller companies or companies which are of interest to you
4. Company profiles can be requested based on your interest.
5. Patent analysis, pricing, product analysis, product benchmarking, value and supply chain analysis can be requested for a country or end use segment.

Any other custom requirements can be discussed with our team, drop an e-mail to sales@industryarc.com to discuss more about our consulting services.

To request for a proposal, provide your details in the below link:

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About IndustryARC:

IndustryARC is a Research and Consulting Firm that publishes more than 500 reports annually, in various industries such as Agriculture, Automotive, Automation & Instrumentation, Chemicals and Materials, Energy and Power, Electronics, Food & Beverages, Information Technology, Life sciences &Healthcare.

IndustryARC primarily focuses on Cutting Edge Technologies and Newer Applications in a Market. Our Custom Research Services are designed to provide insights on the constant flux in the global supply-demand gap of markets. Our strong team of analysts enables us to meet the client research needs at a rapid speed, with a variety of options for your business.

We look forward to support the client to be able to better address their customer needs, stay ahead in the market, become the top competitor and get real-time recommendations on business strategies and deals. Contact us to find out how we can help you today.

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Jarno Limnéll Appointed CEO of IoT Infrastructure Security Firm Tosibox

Jarno Limnéll, CEO Tosibox

Cyber security expert to lead drive for Tosibox remote connection technology to become the norm for secure global IoT infrastructures in network management

The digitalizing IoT world needs high-quality and user-friendly security solutions that only Tosibox supplies”

— Jarno Limnéll, CEO Tosibox

OULU, FINLAND, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — IoT infrastructure security firm Tosibox Oy of Finland today announces the appointment of world-renowned cyber security expert Jarno Limnéll as its new Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Limnéll’s mission is to lead the drive for Tosibox’s unique remote connection technology to become the de facto standard for secure Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures in network management.

“Clearly, Tosibox is delighted to welcome Jarno Limnéll as its new CEO,” says Markku Tapio, Chairman of the Board of Tosibox Oy. “He brings with him an impressive track record of developing the businesses of high technology firms and is now responsible for the dramatic growth Tosibox expects through its unique IoT security solutions.”

“This is the greatest challenge in my career and I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to run a company that is well-positioned for future growth in global Internet of Things markets,” adds Jarno Limnéll. “The digitalizing IoT world needs high-quality and user-friendly security solutions that only Tosibox supplies.”

Limnéll is a world-renowned cyber security expert. Prior to joining Tosibox, he was Director of Cyber Security at the technology firms Insta Group, McAfee and Stonesoft. Limnéll holds a position as professor of cyber security at the Aalto University of Helsinki as well as professorships at three other universities.

Tosibox is a Finnish success story founded on the belief that “If a tourist can fly across oceans without knowing anything about airplanes, why can’t people enjoy the benefits of technology without having an IT degree?”

With double digit revenue growth each year, Tosibox holds the view that secure remote access of devices to the Internet need not to be complicated, expensive or time-consuming.

Tosibox developed and patented the world’s first remote access device with Plug & Go™ technology. It sold its first device into Finland in 2012 and then quickly expanded into other markets with the launch of three subsidiaries in Germany, Scandinavia and the USA. Tosibox products are now sold across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

An example of how Tosibox delivers new innovative solutions to the secure IoT markets is the recent launch of the Lock 500 solution with a unique data encryption capacity designed for demanding industrial environments and security and office networking sectors.

Tosibox in Numbers
Tosibox was established in Oulu, Finland in 2011. Today Tosibox ecosystem solutions are used in the network infrastructure of businesses in 123 countries. The firm holds 89 global patents, has sales organisations in 29 countries and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Germany, Scandinavia and the USA. Visit https://www.tosibox.com/


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A new era for Spicule as Global Data Firm Moves into new HQ and Expands Core Team

Spicule company logo

Rapid expansion leads to first official Spicule headquarters

NORWICH, NORFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tech start-up Spicule has established its first official headquarters, following the rapid expansion of their business and an international recruitment drive.

Until recently, the data engineering company was based at the University of East Anglia’s Enterprise Centre, but after outgrowing the space, they are now operating from offices in Long Stratton, South Norfolk. The move comes after Spicule recruited new developers in the UK, Brazil and the USA to form their core team.

“This is the next phase of our development and we’re excited about the opportunities our new recruits and the extra space will bring us,” explains Spicule CEO Tom Barber. “The Enterprise Centre was the perfect incubator for our business and being there allowed us to establish Spicule and develop our core offer. With a growing presence internationally, we need a creative space to work up new initiatives and to bring in our global developers via video-conferencing. Our new office allows us to do all those things and have plenty of room to store all our hardware.”

With clients including NASA and the UK Government, Spicule already has a solid reputation for providing high-quality consultancy in DevOps and systems automation. Under Tom’s leadership, the development team design and build highly scalable platforms for their customers using open source software, modified to bespoke requirements. With projects running across the world for international partners and clients, the future for Spicule looks bright.

“Our location in South Norfolk allows us to remain part of the local business community, which is important to us,” explains Tom. “Working at the Enterprise Centre allowed us to forge strong relationships with other start-ups and professionals, and we know there’s plenty of developer talent in the vicinity. We’re always interested in meeting other tech professionals and finding out if there are any opportunities to work together.”

Spicule is recruiting. If you’d like to apply, please send your CV to jobs@spicule.co.uk.

Stephen Downie
Spicule Ltd
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Baker Communications Introduces Digital Transformation Selling Series

Digital Transformation Series

BCI Launches the Digital Transformation Center of Excellence to Help IT Buyers and IT Sellers Succeed in the Era of Digital Transformation.

BCI is pleased to announce that it was named one of the Top 20 Training Companies in the world in 2018, as well as one of the Top 20 Content Development Companies in the world.”

— Joe DiDonato – Chief of Staff, BCI

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As this era of digital transformation accelerates, BCI launches a Digital Transformation Center of Excellence to offer solutions and workshops for both enterprises and for sales teams. This center of excellence will start with the introduction of four (4) new programs to help IT buyers and IT sellers improve their knowledge and skills in this era of digital transformation.

According to Walter Rogers, BCI's CEO, "More and more companies are contemplating moving their businesses to the cloud, as well as availing themselves of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and other emerging "Internet of Things" (IoT) technologies to advance their company's goals and market position." Mr. Rogers went on to say, "These new workshops will provide buying and selling teams the knowledge, skills and tools that will help them to understand how to maximize the transformation that's occurring. For sellers, that means how to better position their offerings to support their clients moving in this new direction. For buyers, it helps them create a digital transformation playbook they can immediately implement in their company. By helping both buyers and sellers we are enabling rapid change from both sides.”

According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow from $186.4 billion in 2018 to $302 billion in 2021. This rapid growth can be seen in companies like Amazon Web Services, a BCI customer who is helping companies in a broad range of areas, from expanding product offerings into platform offerings, to helping research organizations rapidly expand their experimentation without waiting for expensive new data center infrastructure to be built. This enterprise cloud spend is significant and growing quickly. Twenty-six percent (26%) of enterprises spend more than $6 million a year on public cloud, and 52 percent spend more than $1.2 million annually. Gartner also reports that 20 percent of enterprises plan to more than double public cloud spend in 2018, and 71 percent will grow public cloud spend more than 20 percent.

For enterprise senior management who are responsible for their organization's digital transformation, the "Digital Transformation Strategies for Enterprises" offering, based on the best seller "The Digital Transformation Playbook" written by professor David Rogers from Columbia Business School, will guide them through new options available as a result of this market movement, as well as create a playbook they can use to successfully plan the digital transformation of their enterprise.

For sales teams who want to learn how to sell into this new market, as well as how to better position their offerings to fit into their customer's new directions, there are 3 programs that start with an introductory "Digital Selling Essentials" 2-day event, as well as a 2-day "Advanced Digital Selling Strategies" workshop. The "Cloud Migration Sales Play" offering puts to use all of the knowledge and tools gained in the first two workshops into practice through a "Cloud Migration Sales Play" that can help them gain new revenue streams immediately.

In addition to these leading edge workshops, Baker Communications is also putting together a "Distinguished Lecture Series" that will bring these key advisors, and their knowledge about digital transformation, directly to each company on a monthly schedule. The series is planned to debut in the fall of 2018. These company lectures and subsequent executive discussions will help companies reposition their product offerings into a platform strategy, and show them how to best implement these changes in the marketplace.

For more information on the Digital Transformation Center of Excellence, please go to https://www.bakercommunications.com/cloud/. For more information on the digital selling series, go to https://www.bakercommunications.com/cloud/cloud-sales.html. For more information on the enterprise leadership program, please go to http://www.bakercommunications.com/cloud/accelerating-digital-leadership.html.


As one of America's fastest-growing corporate training companies, Baker Communications has helped over 1.5 million professionals reach maximum performance for over 37 years. Globally recognized companies and government agencies, including ExxonMobil, Amazon and Honeywell depend on Baker Communications to equip their employees with skills to increase market share and produce immediate results. Baker provides customized targeted practice-driven performance improvement solutions that produce rapid, measurable results. Baker Communications' solutions have been utilized and delivered worldwide, throughout Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

BCI offers a full-range of options for learners. These options include our proprietary and custom workshops, as well as a full line of technology such as the new L.E.A.P. platform, a next generation e-learning system, Sales Mastery online library, and KnowledgeNow/MessageNow which allow embedding training into your CRM and other applications.

BCI is proud to announce that six of its customers have won the coveted 2018 Global Learning! 100 Award. In addition to this customer success, Baker Communications is pleased to announce that it was named one of the Top 20 Training Companies in the world in 2018, as well as one of the Top 20 Content Development Companies in the world.

For more information, please go to www.BCICorp.com.

Joe DiDonato
Baker Communications, Inc.
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Enterprise Holdings Theft Victim to IBM: High Resolution Photographic Cloud Technology Urgently Needed

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is 'pinned' on crime victim to legitimize claim

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is ‘pinned’ on crime victim to legitimize claim

National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim asks IBM corporation to develop powerful solution to protect public from routine and easy-to-perpetuate scams

Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.”

— Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at Elliott.org

ARMONK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today its public plea to the IBM Corporation for innovative and effective technology solutions to protect USA citizens, as well as our sisters and brothers who visit from around the world, from predatory behavior and fraud perpetrated with frequency and ease by rental car agencies exploiting the good faith and fair dealing covenant.

The technology is also desperately needed because of unconscionable adhesion contracts and predatory forced arbitration, as well as the absence of federal uniform and predictable standards cherished by the industry today.

Related: Alliance for Justice: Forced Arbitration is taking away one of your most basic rights; join us in fighting back — https://www.afj.org/multimedia/first-monday-films/films/lost-in-the-fine-print

“As a theft victim – like so many others across the nation — of a systematic ‘ding and dent’ rental rip-off encounter, I know first-hand how easy these crimes are committed against honest and unsuspecting victims,” acknowledged David Howe, National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim. “I also have become intimately familiar with the sophistication of these financial fraud schemes, including the extraordinary efforts agencies will pursue to secure the financial fraud — which makes exposing and eliminating these dishonest activities both critical and challenging.

“Moreover, the car rental industry is pointedly banking on consumers who trust that the agency will behave ethically; thankfully, the vast majority of agents are ethical and honest. Nevertheless, when a vehicle is assigned, many of the major car rental companies have what they call an ‘Expedient’ rental process. That process is really a liability-in-waiting because consumers are constantly held accountable for damages that are pre-existing. Worse, consumers are held accountable without the agency having an iota of evidence for responsibility. It’s the very reason our society desperately needs technology solutions to eliminate – or at least significantly mitigate – the easy-to-commit scams that have plagued consumers, state attorney general offices across the USA, legislators, and others to name a few.

“For the record, Alamo and National specifically engage in ‘Expedient’ rentals and this should be a particular concern for lawmakers and consumers alike. The undeniable fact is that ‘Expedient’ rental practices expose the public to incredible financial risk,” Howe stressed.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (FOX News) – Man says rental car company charging for damage that doesn’t exist — https://kdvr.com/2016/06/06/man-says-rental-car-company-charging-for-damage-that-doesnt-exist/

“And it’s worth repeating that a critical part of the ‘Expedient’ process is the biased adhesion contract that contains one-sided arbitration clauses designed to disadvantage consumers in incredible ways. Moreover, the agencies intentionally avoid clear disclosure informing renters of the significant financial risks, particularly because they know unsuspecting renters are relying on the good faith covenant when they enter the vehicle and drive away. And to add salt to the wound of the predatory scams — once the agency implicates the innocent renter — the agencies boast that consumers have virtually no standing or due process in a court of law. It’s shocking in a nation where due process and the rule of law is so fundamental.

Listen to Enterprise agent eagerly announce the company’s arbitration policy designed to keep consumers far away from open court dockets and jury trials: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/howe-damage-recovery-unit-cannot-sue-no-due-process

Related: Forced Arbitration Protects Sexual Predators and Corporate Wrongdoing — https://nwlc.org/blog/forced-arbitration-protects-sexual-predators-and-corporate-wrongdoing/

“Indeed, it’s obvious to any observer who travels routinely and rents frequently that many consumers never give the car a second look but instead anticipate fair and honest treatment at rental return,” said Howe. “And even if a consumer does look the car over, it’s easy to miss a ding here, a dent there, and a stain or two on the interior, for example. It all translates into myriads of opportunities to cash-in on a consumer's insurance or credit card policy by eager rental agencies looking to increase revenue in very dramatic terms.

“It simply must be proclaimed that the liability threat to the renter isn’t dependent on pre-existing vehicle condition, regardless of minor ‘wear and tear’ or worse. Rather, it has to do with the consumer diligence – or lack of — to carefully document every square inch of the vehicle’s condition before driving off the lot.

“Failing to document – and relying on trust and fair dealing – can mean a very time-consuming and very expensive punitive treatment.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBC) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car credits customer $4,000 after Go Public investigates — http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/enterprise-rent-a-car-improperly-charges-customer-1.3466025

“Yes, there’s a reason that agencies rely on rudimentary damage slips and ‘Expeident’ rental protocols,” Howe insisted. “The reason involves enormous sums of money absconded by the industry through predatory – and in my case – fraudulent practices.

“Frankly, it begs the question: Why, in an era of high-quality and inexpensive digital photographic technology, are rental agencies not using technology that would virtually eliminate questions of liability? Moreover, why are lawmakers allowing agencies to operate without the technology when the existence of consumer harms is so apparent? It simply defies logic when one ponders with logic, honesty, and common-sense.

“So that’s why I’m today calling on the IBM corporation for help and, in particular, business and technological expertise. Because I’m convinced that consumers empowered with efficient and powerful technology that includes comprehensive photographic documentation of vehicle condition preserved with secure cloud technology would significantly limit the theft scams routinely perpetrated against innocent individuals.

“On a related note, I found myself particularly motivated and inspired by the statement from IBM Chairman, President, and CEO Ginny Rometty,” continued Howe. “The chief executive said the following about IBM: ‘We remain dedicated to leading the world into a more prosperous and progressive future; to creating a world that is fairer, more diverse, more tolerant, more just’.

“There should be no doubt that I strongly agree with Ginny’s vision,” confirmed Howe. “And more specifically as it relates to bad acts that harm consumers with consistency and impunity, the idea of using technology to make the world fairer couldn’t be more germane.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBS News) – Enterprise Car Rental Company charges $500 for phantom hail damage — https://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/05/11/enterprise-rent-a-car-hail-damage-refund/

“From my perspective, — and having more than a decade successfully interacting with IBM server technology — it’s also a logical conclusion that a company like IBM would lead the effort.

“So please, IBM Corporation…hear this crime victim’s plea. Hear the pleas from our fellow citizens and visitors who’ve been — and who will become — financially exploited. Please take this task on and get to work on this important technology initiative. And once it’s ready for production, know that that this victim will take your solution to Congress and demand its implementation.

“Lobbying Congress to protect fellow humanity from predatory business practices…that’s a promise that I’m looking forward to pursuing with vigor and pleasure,” concluded National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ fraud victim Howe. “The time for a ‘renter’s bill of rights’ with explicit federally mandated consumer protections is now!”

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (Raycom Media) – Enterprise Rental Company is demanding $600 for damage — http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/31190715/car-rental-company-is-demanding-600-for-damage

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators (http://newsroom.transunion.com/transunion-and-subscriberwise-announce-joint-marketing-agreement). Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

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Alistair Cooke to star in Funny or Die’s ‘Unverified’

Alistair Cooke will play Chris Patterson in 26 episodes of “Unverified”

The Australian actor will play music producer Chris Patterson in the second season of the award-winning comedy series.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acclaimed Australian actor Alistair Cooke has signed on to star in the second season of the award-winning Funny or Die series "Unverified". The series is expected to film in Nashville and New York.

"Unverified" is about an entitled-but-clueless British screenwriter coming to Los Angeles in hopes of landing a television deal. The 26-episode second season will have Cooke portray the series-regular role of Chris Patterson, an aspiring music producer. The Perth-native will also be joining fellow Australian Cooper van Grootel (ABC Australia’s "Mystery Road") who recently shared the screen with Golden-Globe nominee Frances O’Connor in Owen Trevor’s feature "Go Karts".

Cooke is known for his award-winning leading performance in the hugely popular series, "The Horizon". "The Horizon" is the most watched LGBTQI+ web series in the world. Cooke also appeared in the SBS mystery thriller "Deep Water" opposite Noah Taylor ("Preacher") and Yael Stone ("Orange is the New Black").

While filming "Unverified", Cooke’s latest film "Memories" is anticipated to hit the upcoming award circuit with his leading performance opposite Macedonian starlet Mia Challis, herself known for Kriv Stenders’ "Red Dog: True Blue".

This role marks another entry on Cooke’s resume in the realm of high-profile online content where he received the 'Most Outstanding Actor' award for his role at the Los Angeles Web Festival.

Cooke is represented by Karli Doumanis Management and Artist Management Australia.

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