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    Five-year collaboration will integrate technology into humanitarian and development assistance programs and reach 11 million people

    Portland, Ore. and San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Leading technology company Cisco and global organization Mercy Corps are embarking on a five-year, $10 million initiative to help deliver aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world. Cisco and Mercy Corps plan to impact more than 11 million people through the integration of digital solutions into programs that help people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.

    The humanitarian and development sector faces increasingly complex challenges, such as how to protect sensitive data, ensure privacy and deliver aid in the midst of violent conflict. Organizations also grapple with accurately and securely identifying beneficiaries, assigning goods and services, improving efficiency, tracking distributions and reporting the impact of programs.

    “With 65 million people forced from their homes and 141 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, the aid community is stretched to its limits and faces unprecedented challenges,” says Alan Donald, technology for development director at Mercy Corps. “Technology has the power to transform the way we meet urgent humanitarian needs and scale our solutions to help build stronger communities and have greater impact.”

    Cisco will provide cash grants as well as donate Cisco technology, expertise and advisory services. With the company’s support, Mercy Corps teams working in more than 40 countries will be able to use advanced analytical tools to drive faster and more precise decisions, while helping ensure sensitive data is kept secure and private. Other key initiatives include the design of digital solutions for managing beneficiary information and improving the speed of aid delivery, new information channels for migrant populations to make better-informed decisions, and new solutions to build stronger and more resilient communities. The cash grant portion will be disbursed via Cisco’s donor advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

    “We believe we can apply the same technology and expertise that help our customers succeed to also help solve the world’s most challenging problems,” says Tae Yoo, Cisco senior vice president for corporate affairs. “By leveraging technology-based solutions and partnering with strong, digitally enabled nonprofits like Mercy Corps, companies like Cisco can help positive social change and improve lives of people around the world. Partnering with Mercy Corps is a critical component of our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.”

    In addition to supporting these solutions, Mercy Corps and Cisco plan to conduct field-based research and test new technology models, sharing learnings and solutions with institutions and organizations across the humanitarian and private sectors to boost collaboration. As a result, Mercy Corps and Cisco hope to have a significant impact on developing and verifying new technology solutions and best practices to address some of the world’s toughest challenges.

    About Mercy Corps

    Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

    About Cisco

    Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today.

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    PhishLabs reports major phishing attack growth in Q2 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report

    Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    PhishLabs, the leading provider of 24/7 managed security services that protect against phishing attacks, today announced the release of its Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report for the second quarter of 2017. Phishing attack volume was 41 percent higher in the second quarter than it was in the first quarter.

    Additional key findings of the Q2 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report include:

    • The volume of phishing attacks targeting the financial industry nearly doubled in Q2 and is the largest quarterly volume PhishLabs has ever observed.
    • Nearly 88% of attacks in the second quarter targeted five industries: financial institutions, webmail/online services, payment services, cloud storage/file hosting services, and e-commerce companies.
    • The volume of attacks targeting SaaS platforms increased 104% quarter-over-quarter, doubling the total volume of SaaS platform attacks observed in all of 2016.
    • The volume of attacks targeting social networking sites increased 70% quarter-over-quarter, exceeding the total volume of social networking attacks observed in all of 2016.
    • Phishing attacks targeting cloud storage providers continued to decline in Q2, signaling a clear shift in targets by phishers.
    • The usage of “Secure” phishing sites hosted using SSL certificates is becoming more common, growing from just 1% to 13% of overall phishing volume in the last year.
    • Padding URLs with hyphens to obscure phishing domains in mobile browsers is an emerging tactic that is growing quickly in popularity.

    The full report is available at

    “The activity in Q2 shows a thriving and volatile phishing threat landscape,” said PhishLabs VP of Threat Research Joseph Opacki. “Several organizations saw huge swings in how frequently they were targeted in Q2, which is why it’s important to monitor these threats closely and be prepared to take immediate action.”

    The information and analysis contained in the report is sourced directly from the company’s 24/7 operations and technologies used to fight back against phishing attacks. In the second quarter of 2017, PhishLabs analyzed more than 210,100 confirmed malicious phishing sites hosted on more than 61,000 unique domains.

    On Thursday, September 28, PhishLabs is hosting a live webinar discussing the findings of the Q2 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report. To register, go to

    About PhishLabs

    Founded in 2008, PhishLabs provides 24/7 managed security services that protect against phishing attacks. PhishLabs is the only company that protects organizations against phishing attacks that target their customers and employees. The company analyzes millions of potential phishing attacks every day, providing global visibility and insight into the phishing threat landscape. PhishLabs’ experts use this visibility and insight to manage phishing awareness training programs, completely mitigate phishing attacks, and provide impactful threat intelligence. Top financial, healthcare, and technology companies rely on PhishLabs to avoid fraud losses, security incidents, and data breaches due to phishing attacks.

    To learn more, visit and follow @phishlabs.

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    Dr. Paralkar will lead the drug development effort for Cybrexa’s tumor targeting technology.

    New Haven, CT (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Cybrexa Therapeutics, a start-up cancer therapeutics company, announced today that it has appointed Vishwas Paralkar to the role of chief scientific officer. In this role, Dr. Paralkar will lead the development of Cybrexa’s tumor targeting technology. He will report to Cybrexa’s president and CEO, Per Hellsund.

    “I was impressed with Cybrexa’s revolutionary technology and excellent leadership team,” Dr. Paralkar said. “The team has had multiple past successes and I am excited to bring this technology to market.”

    Dr. Paralkar has more than 20 years of experience in drug development, and brings extensive drug discovery expertise and knowledge to the team. He joins Cybrexa from Karos, Inc., where he was recently the chief scientific officer. Prior to that, he held numerous senior level positions at Pfizer. Vishwas is a very experienced drug developer responsible for submitting 8 INDs (including both small and large molecules) and one drug approval.

    Hellsund commented, “We are very pleased to have Vishwas join our team. We are confident that his leadership and breadth of drug development experience will enable us to move our technology from the research stage into the clinic.”

    Cybrexa is a privately funded biotechnology company dedicated to developing an entirely new class of small molecule DNA repair inhibitors and DNA damaging agents (TSDs) that directly target the tumor microenvironment. This approach will both improve the efficacy while at the same time reduce toxicity of existing cancer drugs. The Company has made significant progress since it’s inception and now has several drug candidates that are being run through its in vitro and in vivo screening platform. The objective is to have at least one of it’s TSDs ready for a phase I clinical trial within two years.

    About Cybrexa:

    Cybrexa was founded by successful entrepreneurs Hellsund, Kevin Didden and Kevin Rakin, who most recently built and successfully exited Cyvek, Inc. Hellsund serves as the President and CEO, and Didden and Rakin serve as board members. Additional members of the founding team include Ranjit Bindra, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter Glazer, M.D., Ph.D., from the Yale School of Medicine. Bindra and Glazer are both physician-scientists and world-renowned experts in DNA repair. Their work has been published in numerous high-impact journals, including Science, Nature, and Science Translational Medicine.

    For more information about Cybrexa, please call 860-717-2731 or visit us on the web at

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    The InvoTech Uniform System at the Aria Resort & Casino was upgraded with the latest UHF-RFID technology for the most efficient uniform department operations.

    Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    InvoTech Systems, Inc., the leading provider of linen, laundry and uniform inventory management solutions for hotels, casinos, resorts, and theme parks worldwide, announced that the Aria Resort & Casino has upgraded its existing InvoTech Uniform System with the latest UHF-RFID technology for even more efficient operations. The InvoTech Uniform System at the Aria manages uniforms for approximately 7,500 employees. InvoTech Systems has implemented inventory management systems for hundreds of customers worldwide in more than thirty (30) countries, including over fifty (50) Las Vegas hotels, resorts, and casinos. Please click here for more information on InvoTech's linen, laundry and uniform systems for efficient operations.

    The Aria Resort & Casino has been benefitting from the control and accountability established by the InvoTech Uniform System since it was implemented in 2008 for the property grand opening. The RFID technology upgrade will provide additional cost-saving benefits by further automating manual tasks and record keeping. Specialized waterproof RFID tags are discreetly attached to each uniform piece to replace the RFID tags previously used. The InvoTech Uniform System automatically tracks RFID tagged uniform pieces when issued to employees, and when shipped to and received back from the laundry. The RFID technology allows for multiple uniforms to be processed simultaneously and automatically, and the record keeping is also automated.

    “We’ve already experienced success with our existing InvoTech Uniform System for several years. With today’s rising operating costs, we decided to take our cost-savings one step further by upgrading our InvoTech System with the latest RFID technology. We now know exactly which uniforms were taken from the conveyors by the employees and we now have a portable RFID handheld reader, which we can use for taking a physical inventory and as well as several other functions. The upgrade was fast and easy, and the system is now even more efficient with greater benefits,” said Joel Leano, Uniform Control Manager at Aria Resort & Casino.

    “The InvoTech Uniform System at the Aria Resort & Casino is a Multi-Property System that offers even more cost-saving benefits than a stand-alone system by optimizing the uniform inventory over multiple properties. Inventory reports can be generated for multiple properties together and uniforms can be transferred between properties when needed, instead of purchasing additional uniforms. The system integrates with the property’s automated uniform conveyors to distribute the uniforms to employees and to automatically record which uniforms are taken by employees.”, said Oswald Lares, Director of Sales at InvoTech Systems, Inc.

    InvoTech’s clients include Madison Square Garden, Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida, MGM Resorts International, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Hilton Hotels, Loews Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, and the Empire State Building. International clients include LEGOLAND Dubai and Japan, Venetian Macau; MGM Macau; MGM Cotai; Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia; Perth Arena, Australia; Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Korea; Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore; Systematic Laundry, Singapore; Genting Malaysia; and Palace Resorts and Laundry, Mexico.

    About InvoTech Systems

    InvoTech Systems, Inc. increases profitability for clients. It is a leading provider of software management and control systems for uniforms and linens, and for laundry and security operations. Served markets include hospitality, healthcare, cleanroom, commercial laundry, and amusement industries worldwide. InvoTech products deliver vital information that establishes ultimate control and total accountability. InvoTech solutions are reliable and easy to use. They streamline operations and improve service levels with reduced labor and operating expenses. InvoTech provides 100% of its system support and product development in-house. The firm’s trusted staff averages 10 years of reliable technical experience, knowledge of methodologies, and industry depth. InvoTech is a Microsoft Certified Partner that evolves technology-based solutions regularly based on client- and staff-driven innovations. The company is rooted in a culture that emphasizes long-term client relationships and superior customer service. For more information, please visit

    About ARIA Resort & Casino

    Located on the Las Vegas strip and part of the City Center, the Aria Resort & Hotel houses two luxury high-rise hotel towers, accommodating restaurants, bars & night clubs, a convention center, theater and much more making it a premier location when visiting Las Vegas. To find out more visit


    InvoTech Systems, Inc.

    Oswald Lares, Director of Sales & Marketing

    20951 Burbank Blvd. Suite B

    Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA

    Phone: 818-574-7795

    Email: Sales(at)InvoTech(dot)com

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    Techweek, a nationwide media company, awards Site 1001 during Kansas City event

    Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Smart building maintenance and operations software developer, Site 1001, has been named “Startup of the Year” by Techweek, a purpose-built conference and media company focused on tech leaders, corporations, and entrepreneurs nationwide. Site 1001 received the honor during Techweek Kansas City’s award ceremony and reception which wrapped up the week-long conference. The company was nominated by the Techweek Executive Board and selected and awarded by the community.

    “We are very pleased Site 1001 was named Techweek’s Startup of the Year,” said Site 1001 CEO, Cleve Adams. “The Techweek event showcased some truly impressive startups from around the globe, so it was an especially high honor to for Site 1001 to be named the ‘best of the best.’ I think it shows that our technology is making waves in the smart building and AI space.”

    Based in Kansas City, Site 1001 started as a project within construction giant J.E. Dunn. Today, Site 1001 has grown to connect directly with buildings through a powerful integration of real time data and forensic analysis in a mobile-based platform. “Carl,” Site 1001’s AI personality, uses building data to keep the relationship between owners, buildings, and the people in them consistent and accurate even through the ongoing process of aging buildings. The data creates actionable items to ensure building longevity and the creation of self-healing and truly smart buildings.

    “We were incredibly excited to name Site 1001 Startup of the Year,” said Techweek CEO, Amanda Signorelli. Criteria for the award included the company’s technology innovations, rapid customer growth, and securing of a fresh round of venture financing earlier this year.

    The Techweek award was just one honor the company received last week. Site 1001 was also named as one of the “Top 50 Smart Building Companies” by Chicago-based BuiltWorlds, which tracks the emerging players and hottest technologies in the construction sector.

    About Site 1001

    Site 1001 is the developer of an intelligent facilities management platform that uses core building information, building systems and sensor data in combination with a powerful machine learning engine to put the “smart” in “smart buildings.” Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps building owners, operators and facilities managers improve whole building performance by delivering detailed operations and maintenance information on every building component, from the major mechanical and electrical systems down to wall and floor finishes, when and where it’s needed. Site 1001’s AI technology continuously monitors building operations to anticipate maintenance needs and can both notify personnel as well as automatically interact with building systems to correct issues. Site 1001 makes it simple to improve efficiency, slash maintenance costs, and extend equipment lifecycles without increasing personnel requirements or workloads.

    The company is based in Kansas City, Missouri, has offices in Southern California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates a research and development lab in Bend, Oregon. For more information, visit on the web, email info(at), or call +1 (949) 276-6300.

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    Company introduces new high-performance rackmount appliances, workstations and storage solutions

    Montreal, QC (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    At ASIS 2017 (booth #3147)—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, will unveil new additions to its Streamvault™ line of turnkey security infrastructure solutions. Starting this fall, Streamvault will offer a wider selection of high-performance rackmount appliances, workstations and storage options.

    Streamvault physical security infrastructure appliances provide a turnkey experience for installations of all sizes, whether a project requires a compact appliance for small sites or the scalability of a rackmount, enterprise-class installation. Each unit is delivered pre-installed and pre-tested with Genetec™ Security Center, the company’s open-architecture, IP-based unified security platform. The Streamvault™ line of turnkey security infrastructure network appliances will be a good fit for education and corporate campuses, transportation, stadiums and critical infrastructure applications.

    Integrators and end-users alike will benefit from reduced system design complexity, straight-forward, guaranteed performance, and reduced deployment and maintenance times. The Streamvault devices ship ready-to-use, out of the box, offering an efficient procurement and technical support experience.

    “With the growing complexity of security systems, clients are increasingly asking for streamlined project designs and deployment options,” said Jean-Pierre Picard, Product Marketing Manager for appliances at Genetec. “By expanding the Genetec Streamvault portfolio, we’re able to bring the convenience of a turnkey network appliance to customers of all sizes, from small installations to very large unified projects,” added Picard.

    Streamvault solutions are also designed with the latest cybersecurity standards. Each unit is delivered pre-hardened to safeguard security systems and their supporting networks against cyber threats. Genetec also delivers frequent updates to help customers and systems integrators protect units already deployed in the field against new threats and potential vulnerabilities.

    The new Streamvault line offerings will include: turnkey high-performance rackmount appliances that scale up to over 2000 cameras, as well as workstations designed to provide smooth playback of high-resolution video streams. A variety of storage options are available, including Direct-Attached Storage (DAS), Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN). System architects will be able to work directly with Genetec experts to design their security infrastructure with confidence, and guarantee both performance and storage requirements.

    The expanded Streamvault line complements the existing line of all-in-one network appliances from Genetec, and delivers the same performance and unified experience that made Genetec the only open-platform video management system (VMS) provider to achieve a global top-5 ranking* for back-end video surveillance equipment.

    *Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, 2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database [Market share estimates for back-end video surveillance equipment: World (ex. China)], 2017 Access Control Intelligence Database, and 2017 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report. Information is not an endorsement of Genetec, Inc. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details. 

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    Gabriel Marketing Group receives international recognition for outstanding leadership and excellence in marketing and PR by ACQ5 magazine’s 2017 ACQ5 Global Awards

    MCLEAN, Va (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Gabriel Marketing Group (GMG), the industry’s leading technology marketing and public relations agency for disruptive high-growth companies, today announced it received two ACQ5 Global Awards from ACQ5 magazine. GMG was awarded "U.S. Boutique Communications Firm of the Year, Technology,” and its founder and CEO, Leah Nurik, received the “2017 Gamechanger of the Year” award. The ACQ5 Global Awards program recognizes institutions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation and momentum in the markets in which they excel.

    “This award is an acknowledgment of our drive and dedication to helping tech companies from all over the world disrupt the status quo and change the way their industries work,” said Nurik. “Recognitions like these validate our team’s hard work and inspire us to keep pursuing excellence and innovation in everything we do for our clients.”

    Since 2006, the ACQ5 Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual award programs. ACQ5 Global Awards decisions are firmly based on peer nominations following the receipt of detailed submissions from market participants and extensive year-round research into the markets in all global regions. ACQ5 Global Awards cover global categories, best-in-class awards in all regions in over 100 countries around the world.

    “Experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the corporate, cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says Jake Robson, group editor of The ACQ5. “The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best-of-breed in all industry sectors and have earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists.”

    Under Nurik’s strategic leadership, GMG has doubled the number of employees, tripled the number of clients and led 13 of its clients to successful exits through profitable acquisitions since 2014. With a 65 percent CAGR over the last four years, GMG was recently named a DC Inno 2017 “50 on Fire” winner and recognized as a “Best Places to Work” by the Washington Business Journal.

    Nurik has been widely recognized for her achievements and leadership, and is the recipient of numerous marketing, sales, writing and industry awards, including being named CEO of the Year for Boutique PR Agencies, receiving multiple Stevie awards for “Women in Business” and being named to PR News’ prestigious “One to Watch” list. DC Inno also recognized her as one of Washington D.C.’s “50 on Fire” in 2014.

    GMG provides integrated digital marketing and public relations services to high-growth and innovative technology companies that have a desire to increase their brand awareness and rapidly grow sales. As a HubSpot Gold Certified Agency Partner, GMG is one of the fastest growing agencies in the HubSpot Partner Program. In addition, GMG is a member of Eurocom Worldwide, one of the largest independent PR networks in the world with a global presence in 55 national capitals around the globe.

    For more information on Gabriel Marketing Group,

    About Gabriel Marketing Group

    Gabriel Marketing Group (GMG) is a boutique marketing and integrated branding and public relations firm that caters exclusively to high-growth technology companies looking to increase market awareness and rapidly grow sales through the strategic planning and execution of highly effective marketing, public relations, branding and communications programs. GMG offers a variety of marketing services designed to drive market and brand awareness, impact product adoption and revenue generation immediately, including market strategy consulting, brand development and definition, demand generation including inbound marketing planning and execution, content marketing, public relations, analyst relations, social media strategy and comprehensive digital services such as SEO, digital advertising and web strategy and development. GMG also produces award-winning brands and elements including animations, videos, advertisements and rich text media for its clients. A HubSpot Gold Certified Agency Partner, GMG is a proud member of the Eurocom Worldwide Global PR Network. To learn more about GMG and its services, visit or follow on Twitter @GabrielMrktg.

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    Transformation – Centers of Excellence – Artificial Intelligence

    CHARLOTTE, NC (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    FirstAlign (, combines strategies and technologies for Transformation and Centers of Excellence (CoE) with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) thinking, announced today the launch of its revamped web presence.

    The newly designed presence offers quick and easy access to essential information that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the organization’s business and machine learning solutions.

    The site has a clean uncluttered design, improved features and functionality, alongside rich content focused on FirstAlign’s core mission and beliefs. The aim is to maximize human potential, using Artificial Intelligence to make a difference by improving the way the world works.

    “We are excited about the launch and the robust information the site provides for customers and partners,” explained FirstAlign’s Corporate Relations Executive, Marquis Benton. “We believe our new site will enhance visitor experience as we grow and increase our market presence.”

    FirstAlign’s new website will continue to be updated on a regular basis with product and service enhancements, business activity, events and industry related information.

    Visitors are encouraged to explore and sign up for direct information at

    About FirstAlign

    Not Just Knowledge, Know How. FirstAlign helps organizations innovate, transform, and lead. If you don't influence change, who will? FirstAlign enables you, your team, and your organization to lead with targeted tools supported by a creative, seasoned and diverse group of professionals. We work across major industry sectors, public companies, Fortune 2000 and government authorities, utilizing startup mindsets in making complexity simple. Customers count on FirstAlign's strategic advisory services and target operating models, to help them transform uncertainty into opportunity.

    For more information, please visit and/ or contact (646) 233-2555.

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    DataON, an industry-leading provider of hyper-converged cluster appliances (HCCA) and optimized storage systems for Windows Server environments, today announces the first commercially available Kepler-47 hyper-converged infrastructure for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct.

    Anaheim, California (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    DataON, an industry-leading provider of hyper-converged cluster appliances (HCCA) and optimized storage systems for Windows Server environments, today announces the first commercially available Kepler-47 hyper-converged infrastructure for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct.

    •First Two-Node Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Office (ROBO), Edge Computing, and Internet of Things (IoT)

    •Designed for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct

    •Choice of Value-optimized Hybrid and Performance-optimized All-Flash SSD HCI with Enterprise High Availability

    •Low-Cost, High-Speed Networking with Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology

    •Small Form Factor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for under $10K

    •Easy to deploy, manage, and backed with Single Point of Support from DataON

    Project Kepler-47 was a proof-of-concept from Microsoft’s Windows Server team that was presented at Microsoft Ignite 2016. The goal was to bring the software-defined data center features of Windows Server 2016 to remote office/branch office (ROBO), edge computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) environments. While these deployments share the same need for high availability for mission-critical apps and reliable storage, enterprise customers are looking for lower cost options. The DataON Kepler-47 appliance is built to optimize the full stack of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, this pre-configured and stress-tested solution is ideal for smaller deployments at an affordable cost.

    •Kepler-47S – Value-optimized solution with hybrid SDD/HDD storage in a 2-node cluster

    •Kepler-47P – Performance-optimized solution with all-flash SSDs in a 2-node cluster

    This solution can achieve over 200K IOPS in a 2-node cluster. It combines high-performance NVMe SSDs with your choice of hybrid or all-flash storage to maximize performance and capacity. This appliance runs on the Cluster Shared Volumes Resilient File System (ReFS) to maximize data availability, deliver high resiliency, and improve data integrity across scale-out file server (SoFS) and software-defined data center stacks.

    •Intel® Xeon® E3-1230 V6 4C/8T 3.5GHz

    •64GB DDR4 ECC Memory

    •10TB Usable Storage (Mirrored)

    •200,000 IOPS Throughput

    •Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 networking

    “DataON is exclusively focused on customers who have the ‘Microsoft choice’ for their software-defined data centers,” said Howard Lo, vice president of sales and marketing, DataON. “We were intrigued by the Project Kepler-47 proof-of-concept last year and we wanted to accept the challenge to bring the first Kepler-47 appliance to market. We are excited to introduce the Kepler-47 appliance, a budget-friendly Storage Spaces Direct two-node solution for customers with small and ROBO deployments. We are proud to work with Microsoft, Intel, and MSI to make this concept a reality.”

    Claus Joergensen, Principal Program Manager for Storage Spaces Direct, Microsoft Corp. said, “Project Kepler-47 was a proof-of-concept that was born during our development of Storage Spaces Direct over the past 4 years. The question that we were trying to answer for our customers was ‘how low can you go?’ We had a high-performing, resource-efficient and budget-friendly product in Storage Spaces Direct and we wanted to see if it was possible to create a low-cost appliance that could run Storage Spaces Direct to meet the needs of small and ROBO deployments.”

    Kepler-47 uses Intel Thunderbolt 3 over a USB Type-C connector instead of traditional Ethernet networking between the servers. This eliminates the need for costly high-speed network adapters and switches. Thunderbolt 3 provides up to 40Gbps throughput, plenty for replicating storage and live migration of virtual machines.

    “This is a new and exciting application for Thunderbolt technology”, said Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel. “The ability for Thunderbolt 3 to provide low-cost 10GbE networking makes it a perfect complement for Storage Spaces Direct to provide a low-cost hyper-converged infrastructure.”

    DataON partnered with MSI to design the Kepler-47 appliance, including the chassis, motherboard and components.

    “DataON and MSI have been long-time partners in creating hyper-converged cluster appliances,” said Norman Tsai, General Manager of Enterprise Platform Solutions BU, MSI. “When DataON approached us about the Kepler-47 concept, we were enthusiastic to support this project and provided our rich x86 platform design and production resources.”

    The Kepler-47 appliances will be featured at the DataON booth (#1726) at Microsoft Ignite 2017, from September 25-29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.


    DataON Kepler-47 solutions are built to optimize the full stack of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct in a hyper-converged platform.

    DataON Kepler-47 solutions deliver:

    -Simple 2-node hyper-converged infrastructure – Provides high availability and storage for enterprise applications with over 10TB usable capacity in a mirrored configuration.

    -Hyper-V virtualization – Supports more than 20 Hyper-V virtual machines per HCI deployment.

    -Low-cost, high-speed networking –Thunderbolt 3 provides simple, standardized and cost effective connection with the highest appliance I/O bandwidth, eliminating the need for costly network adapters and switches in many implementations.

    Small Form Factor – Saves space with a footprint more than 50% smaller than a standard 2U rack server.

    -High Availability and Resiliency – The servers form one Windows Server 2016 failover cluster with Cloud Witness as low-cost, low footprint quorum technology.

    -Fault Tolerant – Uses local drives and leverages Storage Replica with Azure Site Recovery.

    -Integrated data protection and guarded fabric – Supports Windows Server 2016 with Shielded VM and TPM 2.0 trusted attestation for security and business continuity.

    About DataON

    DataON is the industry-leading provider of hyper-converged cluster appliances (HCCA) and storage systems optimized for Microsoft Windows Server environments. Our solutions are built with the single purpose of rapidly and seamlessly deploying Microsoft applications, virtualization, data protection and hybrid cloud services. Our company is exclusively focused on customers who have made the “Microsoft choice” and we provide the ultimate platform for the Microsoft software-defined data center (SDDC). DataON is a division of Area Electronics. For more information, go to or call +1 (714) 441-8820.

    All trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, brands and names mentioned herein are property of their respective owners.

    Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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    New solution set empowers marketers to achieve relevance in every campaign

    CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Chicago-based digital marketing solutions provider, Liquidus, today announced the relaunch of its brand and product offering. After acquiring Cofactor in December 2016, Liquidus was able to strengthen its go to market position by adding important dynamic content management capabilities to its existing media and ad tech services. This comprehensive solution now gives advertisers what they need to make advertising feel personal and purposeful to consumers.

    “Executing relevant advertising can be challenging, and there are a lot of providers out there who say they can do it all, but that’s not always the case,” said CEO Todd Holmes. “We truly can do it all. Creating personalized, localized messaging at the individual level is now a reality for our customers.”

    As seen on the new, the brand’s visual identity was completely redesigned. While the logo remains the same, the clean aesthetic and new color palette help demonstrate the brand’s straightforward nature. Liquidus’ mission, vision and value proposition all point to its position as a trusted, essential partner in the complex digital advertising space, while demystifying what they do and how they do it through simple, direct language. The brand story outlines Liquidus’ understanding of the obstacles marketers face with a lack of resources and need for a partner they can trust.

    “While it was important for us to refresh our visual look & feel, we started by identifying the problems our customers are facing, and how we could solve them in a unique way,” said Donna August, VP of Marketing. “This gave us a solid foundation for expressing our brand promise and the value we offer in a very crowded marketplace.”

    About Liquidus Marketing: With over 15 years experience in digital marketing and technology, Liquidus provides marketers with dynamic content management, managed media services and best-in-class ad technology and web development solutions that drive personal and purposeful advertising. Liquidus acquired Cofactor from TEGNA in December 2016 and launched a refreshed brand in September 2017.

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    Green Solar Technologies Helps Small Towns and Rural Areas Reap Benefits of Solar Boom

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    The positive economic effects of the solar power industry driving a surge of new jobs and energizing the U.S. economy. According to Los Angeles-based Green Solar Technologies (GST), a national solar installation company, small towns and rural communities are reaping the benefits from the surge in solar business.

    According to, as of 2016, the solar workforce grew at a rate 12 times faster than the overall economy, and since 2010, this workforce has increased by 123 percent. Based on recent numbers from The Solar Foundation’s Solar Job Census, more than 260,000 Americans are working in the field, giving a boost to the U.S. economy across the board.

    At Green Solar Technologies, Business Development Manager Steve Bagish stated “We discovered that smaller, underserved markets are hungry for solar because of rising energy prices and that there were few companies to serve this demand so we began to focus on small-town America.”

    According to Bagish, “We sell, finance and project-manage hundreds of solar installations in small towns across America, which gives us a unique advantage over other national companies that only serve large metropolitan areas. Those companies don’t currently have the operational infrastructure to be able to sell and install in these areas and have been missing out.”

    This strategy - to go where others are not - helped to turned Green Solar into a renewable energy giant with operations in 19 states.

    Green Solar Technologies installs thousands of solar projects per year with approximately 50% outside of major metropolitan areas. Each solar project requires on average five skilled workers.

    “From ‘mom and pop’ electrical companies to contractors and roofers, small businesses in these rural areas are now hiring more, working more and enjoying profitable business,” said Bagish. “More jobs, more opportunities and more dollars are flowing into these communities,” he said.

    So homeowners buying a residential solar power system not only save money on electricity, but they help local businesses, too. Structural engineers, designers, installers and project managers are required and those jobs help local economies by infusing cash back into Main Street businesses such as drug stores, hardware stores, food markets and clothing stores.

    As solar power becomes a more mature industry and is adopted by more consumers, this trickle-down job-creation effect is helping expand opportunities for growth in small town economies across the country.

    Editor's note: Mr Steve Bagish, Business Development Manager, Green Solar Technologies, is available for interview. Call 844-765-8324, ext. 145, or email steveb(at)

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    G2 Crowd finds 4C tops satisfaction ratings and DoubleClick Digital Marketing earns highest overall market presence score

    Chicago (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Fall 2017 Cross-Channel Advertising Software Grid report to help businesses make the best Cross-Channel Advertising technology buying decision. DoubleClick Digital Marketing, Marin Software, Sizmek, Kenshoo Infinity Suite, 4C, MediaMath TerminalOne Marketing OS™, AdRoll, and Rocket Fuel Programmatic Marketing Platform were named Leaders in the report, receiving a strong customer satisfaction score with a large market presence.

    Choozle, Quantcast Advertise, Acquisio, The Trade Desk, and CAKE were named High Performers in the report, earning strong customer satisfaction marks with smaller market presence scores. 4C earned the highest overall satisfaction score while DoubleClick Digital Marketing earned the highest overall market presence score.

    This report also breaks down the Cross-Channel Advertising category, based on market presence and customer satisfaction score, for Small-Business, Mid-Market, and Enterprise reviewers. At the small-business level, Choozle earned the highest overall satisfaction score and DoubleClick Digital Marketing earned the highest overall market presence score. In the mid-market segment, 4C earned the highest overall satisfaction score while DoubleClick Digital Marketing earned the highest overall market presence score. Finally, at the enterprise level, 4C earned the highest overall satisfaction score while DoubleClick Digital Marketing earned the highest overall market presence score.

    The Grid leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender or Niche.

    Key Findings:

    • Tightened focus on what qualifies as video functionality — Vendors have become more discerning in the channels where their product can offer capability. Video advertising is becoming more expansive and far-reaching, and products need to be able to withstand required best practices to succeed. Yet, the overall user satisfaction average for the “video functionality” feature has dropped since the Spring 2017 Cross-Channel Advertising Grid℠ Report: the average was 80% and now it is 78%. A possible explanation would be that users are becoming more critical about products’ actual ability to create, buy, and manage video advertisements.
    • Improvement of products’ mobile advertising capability — In the Spring 2017 Cross-Channel Advertising Grid℠ Report, the overall average for “mobile rich media capabilities” was 75%. In the Fall 2017 Cross-Channel Advertising Grid℠ Report, the overall average for that same feature function increased to 78%. In this report, seven vendors specifically denoted that they do not offer mobile rich media features.
    • Increased dependence on DSP capabilities — In order to qualify as a cross-channel advertising product, a software platform must offer capabilities across three or more digital advertising channels. A software tool doesn’t necessarily have to integrate or offer a demand side platform (DSP) within its offerings, but users take note when it does. The opportunity for advertisers to buy advertisements in real time is necessary for them to retain the attentions of their consumers. When products’ DSP functionality works across a variety of devices, then users are pleased and their reviews show it. In the Spring 2017 Cross-Channel Advertising Grid℠ Report, the overall average for cross-device capabilities was 77%; in the Fall 2017 Grid℠ Report, the overall average is 79%.

    About the Cross-Channel Advertising Software Grid report:

    • The report is based on more than 1,607 reviews written by business professionals.
    • Of the 54 products listed in G2 Crowd’s Cross-Channel Advertising category, the ranked products each received ten or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid.

    About G2 Crowd, Inc.

    G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solution review platform, leverages more than 170,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, nearly one million people visit G2 Crowd’s site to gain unique insights. Co-founded by the founder and former executives of SaaS leaders like BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce) and backed by more than $45 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to the business marketplace. For more information, go to

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    Triangle Business Journal recently announced the Best Places to Work. Mako Medical Laboratories was selected as one of the top companies in one of the most competitive regions in the country.

    Raleigh-Durham North Carolina (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    On Thursday, the Triangle Business Journal named Mako Medical Laboratories as one of the Best Places to Work in the Research Triangle for 2017.

    Winners were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. Once nominated, a company had to meet a threshold in employee participation--a percentage that varies based upon the size of the company--to be eligible to be honored. The winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on September 22. The TBJ, will honor the-ranked businesses in several categories, based on size.

    "It is an honor to win this award. We have worked really hard to create an amazing culture and environment for our team. The Research Triangle is one of the most competitive regions in the country. To stand out here--means something special," says Chad Price President of MAKO Medical Laboratories.

    Mako Medical Laboratories is a high complexity laboratory that performs diagnostic testing for hospitals, physicians, and urgent care facilities around the country. Mako Medical Laboratories is known for its state-of-the-art facilities, use of robotics, innovative cloud/app technology, and its proprietary method development. Mako Medical Laboratories also handles specialized testing typically only found at the Mayo Clinic. Mako's team is comprised of nationally renowned doctors and Ph.D.'s that have extensive experience with method development. Mako Medical laboratories has pioneered efficient and cost effective solutions for health care professionals around the country. Mako Medical Laboratories hires U.S. Military Veterans to operate its logistics fleet and has committed life-saving instrumentation to counties in need. Mako Medical also supports missionaries overseas, partners with local community colleges, and supports over 302 charities.

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    The additional capital will enable Pypestream to continue its market leadership and rapid growth trajectory in the messaging, chatbots and AI space. Michael Nannizzi, a Director in W. R. Berkley’s corporate investment unit, joins Pypestream’s board of directors

    New York City, NY. (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Pypestream, the leading business-to-consumer messaging platform, today announced it has secured additional capital through a strategic investment by W. R. Berkley Corporation, a top US Insurance holding company with over 50 operating units. Investments in this sector primarily focus on best-of-breed emerging technology companies within the insurance industry.

    This is Pypestream’s second financing round in 2017 and adds to the company’s rapid growth trajectory after on-boarding new customers in key verticals such as financial services, insurance, telecommunications, government, entertainment and consumer goods.

    “The automated, on-demand experiences our customers now deliver to their customers through messaging, far exceed that of interacting with live agents or web chat – they’re fast, highly functional, intuitive and economically efficient,” said Richard Smullen, CEO of Pypestream. “We will use this additional investment to fuel growth across our core industries and use cases, and to help more businesses provide 24/7/365 experiences that their customers not only love but expect.”

    Michael Nannizzi will join the board at Pypestream. He has held strategic, operating and financial roles within digital companies like Most recently, he spent over 10 years as an equity analyst across the financial sector, with the prior seven as the lead insurance analyst at Goldman Sachs. Michael is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.

    “Pypestream has the proprietary technology and world-class team to deliver its customer engagement solution at scale,” Michael Nannizzi, Director - Corporate Investments at W. R. Berkley, who led the due diligence process, said. “In addition to providing strategic vision, W. R. Berkley will bring Pypestream to our operating units to drive awareness.”

    “The investment from W. R. Berkley, along with their added expertise, will drive Pypestream’s mission and strengthen our position as the leading provider of customer engagement solutions,” said Richard S. Braddock, Pypestream’s Executive Chairman. “Having a key person like Michael on the board will provide strategic insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in our pursuit of the insurance industry.”

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    About Pypestream

    Pypestream brings the on-demand economy to enterprises everywhere. Pypestream’s Customer Engagement Solution enables businesses to connect with customers using the power of smart messaging, driving satisfaction and loyalty. The patented, secure and compliant platform combines pragmatic AI and chatbots to enable transactions over messaging.

    The Pypestream solution encompasses the consumer-facing mobile app, Smart Messaging Platform, agent console, supervisor dashboard, analytics and reporting, and web chat widgets. Pypestream also integrates with existing contact center platforms and customer mobile apps. All this is augmented with Pypestream’s Customer Experience team to ensure best practices in messaging and end-user on-boarding.

    Businesses use Pypestream for customer service, marketing, billing, and internal processes. Industry verticals served include healthcare, insurance, utilities, government, and others. Customers and partners include EY, Microsoft, Insurance Thought-Leadership, Solera, Expivia Interaction Marketing Group, and Discovery Health, among others.

    Pypestream is headquartered in NYC.

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    After months of surveying SEO PowerSuite users, the company has included all the requests into the data-rich and customizable SEO reports.

    (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Link-Assistant.Com, a leading provider of SEO software for search professionals, announced today the release of new reports in SEO PowerSuite. The update gives users full control over the data they report on, more customizability options, and new report widgets and templates with even more SEO data. SEOs can try out these customizables by downloading SEO PowerSuite's free version. The functionality is available in full in the Enterprise edition of the product.

    What exactly has changed in the SEO PowerSuite reports:

    1. Advanced filtering for more control.

    Users can now choose the exact factors they want to report on and apply advanced filtering to only include the data you need.

    2. On-page report based off TF-IDF.

    With WebSite Auditor reports, SEOs can now measures keyword usage with the same formula Google determines relevance.

    3. Rank history and progress graph for every keyword.

    Webmasters can pick different time periods to display on their progress graphs and in their rank history tables, and limit the number of records to keep their reports concise.

    4. Tag distribution widget.

    When evaluating backlinks, analyzing pages, assessing link prospects, or breaking down keywords by searcher intent, SEO PowerSuite customers can now employ a tag distribution widget.

    5. Two new widgets in site audit reports.

    WebSite Auditor's reports now include 2 new widgets, Pages and Resources, to report on site structure and crawlabilty problems.

    6. More compact and stylish.

    The reports are now more compact with reduced spacing between lines, and more stylish with 2 new dark color schemes.

    “Hundreds of digital marketing agencies and big brands rely on SEO PowerSuite reports to make themselves accountable in terms of their SEO progress to their clients and colleagues, so it’s our top priority to make sure the reports are top-notch,” says Aleh Barysevich, Founder and CMO, SEO PowerSuite.

    “Over the past several months, our Support team has been diligently collecting user feedback on SEO PowerSuite reports. We asked what the users liked, what they didn’t quite like, and what they felt the reports lacked. Today, we’re happy to release the big update users asked for,” continues Barysevich.

    More information about the new reports is available at the SEO PowerSuite’s blog.

    About Link-Assistant.Com and SEO PowerSuite

    Link-Assistant.Com is an industry-leading software house, with a focus on developing tools for smarter internet marketing. The company’s range of products includes SEO PowerSuite (end-to-end internet marketing tools) and the recently-launched Awario (an online app for monitoring social and web mentions). To stay on top of Link-Assistant.Com news, sign up to the blog updates and follow the company in social media: Facebook and Twitter @LinkAssistant.

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    EtQ is pleased to announce the release of its brand video to commemorate 25 years of excellence.

    Farmingdale, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    EtQ is pleased to announce the release of its brand video to commemorate 25 years of excellence.

    Since 1992, EtQ has had a mission to make Quality, Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety business process management easy and efficient and today that continues to hold true.

    For over 25 years, EtQ has provided the constant support businesses need to move forward. EtQ is there every step of the way, growing and scaling as businesses adapt in a fast-paced environment.

    “We know standing still is not an option and, 25 years later, our mission continues to be to help businesses of all sizes and industries break down barriers and make quality, compliance and EHS business process management easier and efficient,” states Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer at EtQ. “We continue to be grateful for each one of our customers, some of whom have been with us from the beginning. With them, we’ve shared growth, camaraderie and knowledge—their voice is inherent in every product released by EtQ.”

    See EtQ’s story in this short video.

    About EtQ

    EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit or

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    New eCommerce Platform Go Fish Marketplace Sets Free 107 Million Sales Reps

    San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    It’s a fact: 8.3% of the entire US adult population is a direct sales rep. Whereas the entire direct sales industry is setup to bind the sales reps and hold them back in many ways, the mission of Go Fish, the first online marketplace for the $189 Billion global direct selling industry, is to “liberate” each and every one.

    Prior to Go Fish, sales reps were balled and chained to a limited product line. And, in order to make a sale, had to pound the pavement or hold awkward product “parties” in their home with strangers. To rub salt into wounds, they were required to fork up as much as $800 just to join and get a "starter kit" ($300 - $500 worth of inventory). For sales reps and wannabe sales reps on a low income, the current system was anything but benevolent, and prevented many from developing an income, becoming self-sustainable and achieving financial freedom.

    Enter Go Fish. Now sales reps can join a direct sales team for free, instantly be given their own products website and a back-end management website where they can sell any products in the entire marketplace and, using an innovative face-to-face video platform, can interface with customers thousands of miles away.

    And Go Fish’s ground-breaking business model is designed to grow virally rapidly via three compounding factors of viral growth: (1) Go Fish recruits Merchants, (2) Merchants recruit sales reps, then (3) sales reps recruit other sales reps as well as customers. And to further increase the rate of user growth, Merchants, Sales Reps, and Customers can utilize the virality of their social media.

    “We’ve taken a 100-year-old proven industry that was desperately in need of innovation,” says Joseph M. Baliva, Go Fish’s Founder, “and using sophisticated technology and a benevolent user-friendly approach, helping as many as possible earn as much as possible by selling an array of products online, we’ve vastly improved upon it. You might say Go Fish was 100 years in the making.” Baliva, a true believer, adds, ”Like the old adage says, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime. Well, now, millions of unchained sales reps can Go Fish and earn for a lifetime.”

    Contact: Joseph M. Baliva (415) 508-8994 CEO(at)GoFishMarketplace(dot)com

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    The award recipients were announced at the 15th Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

    Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Advantek Waste Management Services, a full-service waste management company which utilizes innovative slurry injection technology to dispose of contaminated solids and liquids in multiple industries, was named one of the 10 Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Venture Companies at the 15th Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. Advantek provides disposal of oilfield wastes including drilling mud, drill cuttings, produced water, tank bottoms, and flowback water through its oilfield vertical, and handles biosolids, sewage, as well as other organic wastes from municipal wastewater treatment plants through its GeoEnvironment Technologies subsidiary.

    CEO Omar Abou-Sayed said: “Advantek is proud to have been recognized as one of the Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Venture Companies at this year’s Rice Alliance Forum. The award further confirms our strong belief that using our proprietary slurry injection technique, we will make landfilling obsolete for multiple classes of waste. Our flagship facilities in Texas and California are already addressing the most difficult wastes in the oilfield and from municipal wastewater treatment plants, and we anticipate adding multiple additional facilities in the next 12-24 months on our own and with our strategic partners.”

    “Every year the quality of companies improves,” said Rice Alliance managing director Brad Burke, who presided over the announcement of the winners of the Energy & Clean Technology Venture awards at the event. “Over the past 15 years, more than 2,000 companies have presented at Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums. These companies have raised more than $3.1 billion in funding. This speaks to the quality of the companies and to the robust entrepreneurial ecosystem of investors that has been developed to support these companies. Despite the challenging economic environment over the past several years, good companies have been able to attract investors.”

    The forum, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the largest venture capital conference in the Southwest with 600 attendees, including investors, venture capitalists, industry representatives, business leaders, service providers, and entrepreneurs. The two-day event culminated in the announcement of the 10 Most Promising Energy & Clean Technology Companies Award chosen from the more than 225 startup applicants. The companies were judged by industry experts as well as by the interest generated from participating investors. This was the most startups to ever participate in the Energy Forum.

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    The Junior Solar Sprint, held in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Association, the US EPA, and Young Scholars Circle, encourages elementary and middle school students interested in STEM.

    Vienna, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Students from Fairfax County Public Schools and Loudoun County Public Schools won awards at the 2017 Northern Virginia Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), a competition to design, build, and race model solar electric cars. The JSS was held September 16, 2017 at Marshall High School.

    JSS aims to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for 5-8th graders. It is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival and is sponsored by the U.S. Army Outreach Program. This year, Sajni Vederey, current 11th grade at TJHSST and the CEO and Founder of STEM All Stars, hosted the JSS, in cooperation with Young Scholars Circle, Electric Vehicle Association, Technology Student Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

    Each JSS team, consisting of two to three members, was tasked to design and build a model solar electric car and race against other teams. The students applied their knowledge of aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, weight, and drive train to maximize their cars for speed and reliability. The race was a double elimination competition with awards going to the fastest three cars. Each winning team received a trophy, medals from STEM All Stars and EVA and gift certificates from Young Scholars Circle: $150 for all the team members who got first place, $100 for all the second place team members, $75 for all the third place team members and $50 for all the special awardees.

    Junior Solar Sprint winners and all the JSS Virginia teams can compete again with more schools from Washington, D.C., and Maryland schools in the Greater DC Junior Solar Sprint in May 2018. For more information on our STEM events and tutoring, visit

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    Experience True Influence's Platform At Booth 59 From October 2-4, 2017.

    Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Demand generation pioneer True Influence has announced it will join the roster of exhibitors at the East-coast edition of MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference October 2–4, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

    MarTech Boston will bring together more than 40 speakers — representing such thought-leading companies as JP Morgan Chase, GE Digital, and Dun & Bradstreet — to explore the convergence of marketing, technology, and management into a single, integrated discipline.

    “Marketing, technology, and management were silos of the past,” says program chair Scott Brinker on the conference website. “Marketing technology management — MarTech — is the fabric of the future.” The conference aims to empower present and future leaders to capture the synergies among these three disciplines in driving change through a unified MarTech team.

    The True Influence team will exhibit at booth number 59, where visitors will experience first-hand the company’s data-based ABM platform, InsightBASE. Using the latest intent monitoring technology, InsightBASE helps marketing and sales teams to recognize where their leads are in the sales cycle and develop customized strategies for working with them.

    "We are proud to be exhibiting at the MarTech Boston conference and connecting our subject matter experts with others in the industry,” says True Influence CEO Brian Giese. “We’ve always known how important the impact of intent monitoring on the industry is, and we are excited to share our views of it with respect to the stages of the behavioral process at the show.”

    About True Influence

    Founded in 2008, True Influence is a data-driven technology company that connects you with your next customer. We expertly leverage data, technology and content to drive high-impact marketing campaigns and share detailed data insights to help you win new business. True Influence drives leads and generates revenue across multiple industries, promoting brands and products from some of the most successful US companies. Its customer base spans fast-growth SMBs to well-established blue chip brands like IBM, Microsoft and Cisco.

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