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Steadfast specializes in flexible cloud environments, infrastructure hosting, and a full suite of reliable managed services and security. Complemented by expert consultation at all stages of design and deployment to maintenance and expansion planning, Steadfast delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions, personalized to customer needs. Is Hybrid the Missing Link to Cloud? Register for this session Here Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This give... (more)

Growing Your Business Online Has Never Been Easier: Shealy Domain Development and SEO Bounty Partner to Grow Orlando Businesses Online

Orlando, FL, December 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Shealy Domain Development has partnered with a one of the top SEO Companies, in SEO Bounty, to provide Central Florida businesses with unsurpassed online growth and customer service. The partnership offers the small business community in the Greater Orlando area with enterprise SEO campaigns at prices that can fit most budgets. The ethical “White Hat” SEO techniques used by both firms have been shown to provide more substantial results than competitors with none of their clientele being negatively affected by the latest Google updates. Shealy Domain Development is pleased to announce a partnership with SEO Bounty that will only strengthen their service offerings to Central Florida businesses. “Partnering with SEO Bounty has been a big step towards solidifying us as the leading Orlando SEO company providing SEO services wit... (more)

Google Investigating New Nexus 7′s GPS Problems

Several owners of the new Google Nexus 7 have resorted to posting on online forums about a problem they are having with their new tablet. The problem has to do with the GPS system on the slate. According to one owner of the new Nexus 7, the device will lock on to the satellite with no problem and you can be located or navigate your way around town for 10 to 30 minutes before the tracking suddenly stops. One user reports that his GPS goes out after just two minutes! The tablet then goes into searching mode with the GPS icon blinking. According to these hard luck Nexus 7 owners, sometimes rebooting the slate helps, sometimes it doesn’t. Even exchanging the affected unit for another one didn’t solve the problem for at least one owner. According to that same owner of the slate, Google is aware of the situation and is working on a fix, although details were sketchy as to... (more)

New Sales Career Success Strategies

Want to know more about what it takes to get ahead today? Then I think you'll be interested in my recent interview with Dan Schawbel, author of a Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, Gen Y career and workplace expert, and the founder of Millennial Branding. (Click here to download an excerpt.) JILL: Dan, thanks for talking today. You've done tons of research for your new book. What skills are employers are looking for when promoting people in their companies? Dan Schawbel: Managers are looking for soft skills over hard skills when deciding whom to promote. The top soft skill is the ability to prioritize work, and it's important because workers have to do more with less and are given several projects to do in a limited period. As a worker, you need to decide which projects are most important to your company and then focus on it. JILL: How important ... (more)

Last Chance to Register for Broadband World Forum

London, 14 October 2013 - The largest and most established broadband event in the world is set to take place in just over a week's time and this is the last chance to register to attend the leading conference and exhibition. The Broadband World Forum has attracted leading delegates and industry experts who will drive the agenda for innovators in the broadband ecosystem. The Broadband World Forum brings the broadband community together, providing the industry with a platform across three days to discuss major advances and trends. The agenda contains a mix of demos, presentations and valuable networking opportunities, with many important industry brands sharing their practices and insight. The exhibition will feature two content hubs located on the show floor which will provide attendees with valuable free content, delivered by a variety of speakers. More than 300 spe... (more)

OnApp Extends IaaS Platform to Include Dedicated Servers, Helps Service Providers Put Customer Workloads Where they Work Best

New version of the OnApp platform introduces a new type of dedicated Smart Server; bare metal servers with automatic provisioning; and new workflow automation tools for servers and application stacks LONDON - November 12, 2013 - OnApp has announced General Availability of the latest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform for hosts, telcos and MSPs. The new version of OnApp extends the scope of IaaS beyond public and private cloud to include bare metal servers and Smart Servers - a new server type that combines cloud automation with the performance of dedicated hardware. It also introduces Recipes and Blueprints, two new ways for service providers to automate the deployment and customization of servers, applications and complete application stacks. OnApp now brings cloud, dedicated servers, VPS, a global CDN, DNS, storage, load balancers, autoscal... (more)

MBaaS, Cloud Computing and Architectures for Enterprise Mobility - What Your Mother Never Told You

Cognizant Mobility Expert Peter RogersMy friend and Cognizant colleague, the ever opinionated Peter Rogers, shares more of his insights into the world of IoT (Internet of Things), enterprise mobility, geekdom and how they really works under-the-covers.  By "they" I mean technology, not geeks. ____ I believe the trends away from mainframes to the Cloud will have a large impact on enterprise mobility architecture. If we believe that going forward, enterprise mobility architectures will be closely tied to the Cloud, then we need to take a serious look at architectural design.  I have written about MBaaS (Mobile Back End as a Service) which is a new form of Cloud offering, but today I want share my opinions on best practices. I have been working on an MBaaS project recently, and we ran into some interesting challenges when it came to submitting the App to the Apple App St... (more)

HTC Disagrees with Apple's Actions

SEATTLE, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC Corporation today outlined its disagreement with Apple's legal actions and reiterated its commitment to creating a portfolio of innovative smartphones that gives consumers a variety of choices. Founded in 1997 with a passion for innovation and a vision for how smartphones would change people's lives, HTC has continually driven this vision by consistently introducing award-winning smartphones with U.S. mobile operators. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100318/SF72441) "HTC disagrees with Apple's actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience ... (more)

CoSentry Selects the Kansas City Area for New $32M Data Center

LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology service provider CoSentry will build a new $31.6 million data center in Lenexa, Kan., part of the Greater Kansas City area, creating more than 60 jobs.  CoSentry is a one source provider of data center, cloud computing and managed technical services. "CoSentry performed an extensive market analysis prior to selecting the Kansas City area for our newest data center.  We considered factors including business climate, incentives, and power costs," said Doug West, vice president and general manager for CoSentry's south region.  "We started with 21 markets, and the Kansas City area ultimately rose to the top after a two-year evaluation process."  CoSentry will purchase 57,517 sq. ft. at 14500 W. 105th Street in Lenexa.  Colliers International led the real estate search on behalf of the company, which is expected... (more)

Identifix® Expands Market Reach and Availability of Direct-Hit™ to Dealerships

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Identifix, Inc., a leader in vehicle diagnostics for 25 years, today announced the broad availability of Direct-Hit, the company's award-winning online information tool, to automotive dealerships across the U.S. and Canada. To best support an all-make strategy, Direct-Hit offers dealerships a way to boost their bottom line and increase productivity by enhancing their off-make knowledge and expertise, allowing dealers to diagnose and repair all makes faster, recondition used vehicles for resale and sell more routine maintenance. The Direct-Hit "supercharged" keyword search technology is a unique feature that benefits dealerships' ability to service all makes by considering language across all manufacturers, so there's no need to know exact terminology to find the necessary diagnostic, service and repair information. "... (more)

eFax(R) Passes 10,000 Customer Mark in Japan, Grows Network by 45%

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- eFax®, a provider of cloud-based fax services since 1995 and a brand of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), today announced that it has grown its Japanese network by 45% through the addition of local fax numbers in 8 new cities: Funabashi, Hachioji, Himeji, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Okayama and Utsunomiya. In addition to the network growth, the company announced that it has passed the 10,000 eFax customer mark in Japan for the first time since the launch of the service in 2010. j2 Global has more than 11 million customers worldwide and a global network that spans 49 countries on six continents. The company's cloud services for business are online at http://www.j2.com. eFax recently introduced the eFax mobile app for Apple and Android devices in Japan, a free download that helps eFax subscribers be more mobile and eff... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital transformation without a complete overhaul of their existing infrastructure - serving as a sort of "missing link" for transition to cloud utilization.
In very short order, the term "Blockchain" has lost an incredible amount of meaning. With too many jumping on the bandwagon, the market is inundated with projects and use cases that miss the real potential of the technology. We have to begin removing Blockchain from the conversation and ground ourselves in the motivating principles of the technology itself; whether it is consumer privacy, data ownership, trust or even participation in the global economy, the world is faced with serious problems that this technology could ultimately help us in at least partially solving. But if we do not unpack what is real and what is not, we can lose sight of the potential. In this presentation, John Bates-who leads data science, machine learning and AI in the Adobe Analytics business unit-will present his 4-prong model of the general areas where Blockchain can have a real impact and the specific use...
Data center, on-premise, public-cloud, private-cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid-cloud, IoT, AI, edge, SaaS, PaaS... it's an availability, security, performance and integration nightmare even for the best of the best IT experts. Organizations realize the tremendous benefits of everything the digital transformation has to offer. Cloud adoption rates are increasing significantly, and IT budgets are morphing to follow suit. But distributing applications and infrastructure around increases risk, introduces complexity and challenges availability at every turn. To embrace DX and to come out on top, there are four underlying principles that should guide you. Understanding these four essentials along with their relevance and impact will elevate you to DX Hero status now. Jonathan will provide a high-level overview of these principles and how some of his organization's clients have embraced them w...
Cloud Storage 2.0 has brought many innovations, including the availability of cloud storage services that are less expensive and much faster than previous generations of cloud storage. Cloud Storage 2.0 has also delivered new and faster methods for migrating your premises storage environment to the cloud and the concept of multi-cloud. This session will provide technical details on Cloud Storage 2.0 and the methods used to efficiently migrate from premises-to-cloud storage. This session will also discuss best practices for implementing multi-cloud environments.