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Emergencies are, by definition, unexpected occurrences — but one Florida county has a new 911 system that aims to remove some of the guesswork by putting data in the hands of decision-makers who can make smarter choices about emergency response.

In Manatee County, Fla., an aging legacy 911 center kicked off conversations about how to improve emergency services, and late last year, officials launched the city's new, more efficient next-generation 911 call center. The upgrades give dispatchers modernized communication tools and will allow for multimedia communications, but perhaps most significant is that officials now have the necessary ammunition to make life-saving decisions: data analytics.

Public Safety Director Bob Smith said that hard data has allowed for more precision in staffing first responders on the streets and on the county’s barrier island, which is connected to the mainland by two bridges.

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http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Data-Gleaned-from-Next-Gen-911-System-Drives-Improved-Emergency-Response.html

The first fiscal quarter has finished with explosive revenue increase, success in enterprise sales and steady growth across the U.S. and worldwide

IRVINE, Calif. — Netwrix Corporation, a provider of IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, today announced outstanding results for Q1 2016, which demonstrate 155% growth of enterprise sales and impressive 20x growth of MSP sales compared to Q1 2015. The key highlights also include considerable revenue increase in the U.S., France, Benelux, Asia and India, remarkable renewal rates, new partnerships and professional recognition from top industry experts.

Market Momentum

Although enterprises are generally more prepared for cyber threats than small businesses, the number of data breaches affecting large companies is still high,” said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. “Culprits tend to take advantage of complicated IT infrastructures of large companies, that have a lot of active users continuously accessing critical systems and sensitive data. To ensure security and prevent data breaches enterprises need to establish rigorous control over security changes and data access, as well as gain complete visibility into user behavior across all levels of IT environment.”

  • The steady interest of large organizations toward IT auditing has resulted in 155% growth of enterprise sales compared to Q1 2015, while the revenue in the U.S. has increased by 40%. The sustainable development of the Netwrix MSP program resulted in remarkable 2021% growth of MSP sales quarter-over-quarter.

  • The channel-led Go-To-Market strategy powered the increase in channel sales by 101%. Netwrix also demonstrated outstanding regional growth, including France (5372%), Asia (410%), India (110%) and Benelux and Nordics (141%).

  • Netwrix renewals team has reported the best Q1 quarter in company’s history and growing customer loyalty, with 51% growth of renewal revenues year-over-year.

  • Netwrix has increased its customer base adding 250 new clients, including Fortune 1000 corporations. New customer names are Coca-Cola Beverages, Old Dominion Freight Line, Rent-A-Center, WSP Group, DeVry University, Grand port de Marseille, Tata Group, Société Générale, Andreessen Horowitz and others.

Strategic Alliances

Netwrix has always been focused on providing its customers with visibility and governance of their IT infrastructures,said John Ross, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Netwrix. “The Q1 growth rates are the result of both successful product development and the company’seffective partnering strategy. Interoperability of Netwrix Auditor with the most critical systems and platforms, as well as close collaboration with global partners allow Netwrix to strengthen security of its customers and tackle their greatest concerns, from mitigating cyber risks to passing compliance audits and increasing operational efficiency.

  • Netwrix extended its presence in the Asia-Pacific region by establishing a partnership with Runexy, a Japanese integrated systems solutions provider and distributor.

  • Netwrix announced its participation in the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. This partnership allows the integration of Netwrix Auditor with the CenturyLink Cloudplatform and empowers its users with deep visibility into cloud infrastructure.

Netwrix Research Lab

Netwrix carried out two industry surveys that identified the most pressing challenges for IT professionals and discovered how IT auditing can help businesses.

  • The 2016 SIEM Survey revealed that 81% of IT pros are not completely satisfied with SIEM products, and 69% of IT pros are looking for solutions to cut SIEM costs.

  • The 2016 Netwrix Customer Survey showed that organizations use IT auditing mainly for mitigating security risks, facilitating compliance audits and generating reports. It also revealed that 96% of Netwrix Auditor customers are satisfied with the solution and would recommend it to other IT pros.

Industry Recognition

  • Netwrix Auditor was reviewed by SC Magazine and received high scores for ease of use, performance, documentation and support.

About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation provides IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, including who changed what, when and where each change was made and who has access to what. Over 150,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to audit IT infrastructure changes and data access, prepare reports required for passing compliance audits, and increase the efficiency of IT operations. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 70 industry awards and was named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visitwww.netwrix.com

NetApp Accelerates Analysis of Player Data, Enables Team to Make Fast, Informed Offers on Draft Day

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – "In preparation for draft day, our team crunches a significant amount of data, from a player's medical history and average speed to body movement and reactions and how players perform in certain situations," said Russ Trainor, vice president of IT for the Denver Broncos. "NetApp FAS systems not only enable us to analyze all of this data in or near real-time, they actually power our entire infrastructure, business apps, fan engagement applications, coaching tools and decision making based on huge amounts of data collected."

One of the most successful and popular football teams in NFL history, the Denver Broncos have won several world championships and conference championships. Looking to accelerate business-critical applications, future-proof their infrastructure, and manage up to 30 percent annual data growth, the Broncos' IT staff turned to PEAK Resources, a NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) partner, to install NetApp® storage systems. 

With NetApp systems in place, the Broncos have the infrastructure needed to power everything from data analysis on draft day to the stadium on game day, as well as support over 330 events throughout the year. In addition, the Broncos have been able to deploy mobile tablets to 140 players, coaches, managers and support staff. The team can now view footage within hours of a game, regardless of location. The Broncos have also been able to create even more elaborate fan-focused applications to engage fans anywhere at any time.

With NetApp, the Denver Broncos have been able to:

  • Make informed, real-time decisions and offers on draft day
  • Support new initiatives, including a mobile video application for fans
  • Reduce storage requirements by up to 25 percent using deduplication
  • Make extensive changes to the IT environment without disrupting critical day-to-day operations
  • Protect critical team and organizational assets for quick restoration in the event of a disaster

More information:

  • View the Denver Broncos video

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more visit www.netapp.com.

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Announces Free Access to Oracle Social Cloud and Matching Gift Program for Disaster Response Efforts in the Region

TOKYO, JAPAN – On Saturday, April 16, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake jolted the city of Kumamoto, Japan, just hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake devastated the same area. In response, Oracle is offering free use of Oracle Social Cloud for companies and organizations using social media toward recovery and rebuilding efforts in areas affected by the Kumamoto Earthquakes.

Through Oracle Social Cloud, organizations can monitor social media posts related to the earthquakes; select and analyze those posts by volume, time, gender, and location; as well as view posts in full detail. In doing so, users can translate massive amounts of data into helpful information for people in Kumamoto, and provide relief workers with real-time updates to ensure effective and prioritized activities.

Oracle Japan will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 toward relief efforts in Kumamoto for employees in Japan. To make a significant impact and speed aid to those in need, all donations will be given to Peace Winds Japan, a non-governmental organization working in the disaster zone. 

For companies and organizations interested in receiving free 90-day access to Oracle Social Cloud to help support rebuilding efforts in Kumamoto, please contact: Oracle Direct TEL: 0120-155-096 or http://www.oracle.com/jp/direct/index.html.

About Oracle
Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit oracle.com.

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BOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Egenera, the leading provider of cloud services and cloud and data center infrastructure management software, today announced that it has updated its compliance resources for the company's Xterity line of wholesale managed cloud services to assist enterprises in meeting the compliance and auditing requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Enterprises have born the responsibility for meeting regulations for various vertical markets such as healthcare. With the increasing adoption of enterprise cloud offerings, regulatory compliance has now become a shared operational concept. With Xterity's new resources, Egenera now enables partners to more easily achieve HIPAA compliance. Additionally, with full 24x7 support from systems experts, Egenera can assist in the reporting related to HIPAA assessments or audits.

Personal health information security is a serious responsibility and audits mandated by HIPAA requirements will begin later in 2016 to ensure health information is protected. Covered entities will require their partners to prove they can meet their responsibilities and even require partners enter into HIPAA Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) to ensure continued compliance with rules and regulations. Egenera is ready for this important role to bring the benefits and economies of cloud operations to the healthcare industry.

"Keeping pace with regulatory requirements is a critical aspect of cloud services. Xterity helps enterprises take advantage of the benefits of the cloud with the assurance that critical certifications, security processes and compliance requirements are in place," said Dan Busby, vice president of product management, Egenera. "Egenera has completed updates to HIPAA regulated standards and procedures so we can offer services that will enable customers to not only achieve, but prove, HIPAA compliance."

Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and hybrid cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS), exclusively through the channel. With Xterity, resellers can quickly enter the cloud services market with no up-front capital or ongoing maintenance costs. Unlike reselling public cloud services, Xterity delivers the margins resellers need to develop a profitable cloud services business.

More information on Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services:
http://www.egenera.com/xterity-wholesale-managed-cloud-services/

About Egenera
Egenera is a leading provider of cloud services and cloud and data center infrastructure management software. The company's white label cloud service, Xterity Cloud Services, is sold exclusively through the channel and offers revenue generating Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to partners including managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking to deliver cloud services with no upfront costs and with higher margins than other competing solutions. Egenera is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and hosts cloud services in Tier 3 datacenters in Boston, Ashburn, VA, San Jose, Dublin, London and Tokyo.