BOSTON – ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, content and connectivity management solutions, today announced the acquisition of technology from eServGlobal for content delivery, messaging and notification integration. ASPIDER-NGI has used Mailis, MSP and Flexicontent under licence from eServGlobal for many years. The acquisition of these products by ASPIDER-NGI as eServGlobal moves away from this area of activity is in the interest of both parties.
The acquisition of Mailis, MSP and Flexicontent from eServGlobal contributes to ASPIDER-NGI’s business in three main functional areas:
- Flexicontent: Content delivery solutions to extend integration across legacy, web and data services;
- MSP: Messaging functions to support SMSC, SMPP, USSD, Voicemail and RCS services;
- Mailis: Notification technology for presence, reachability, alerts and threshold triggers.
Tony Craven, CIO of ASPIDER-NGI commented “We have worked with eServGlobal for many years now and we are pleased to have acquired these components. This allows us more flexibility in the integration of these functions, not only for our existing MNO clients, but also for our newer Enterprise clients deploying Private Mobile Networks, eSIM and IoT initiatives”.
About ASPIDER-NGI: ASPIDER-NGI is an operator-independent company, allowing you to build, connect and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNO’s do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to enable billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.
Designing & Operating Mission-Critical Environments
AACHEN, Germany – Aspera, a pioneer of strategic SAM solutions and a worldwide leading service provider, has released SmartTrack Optimization & Simulation 4.1.1, a highly cost-effective and functional way to optimize data center topologies. The new release gives SAM managers full control over planning and analyzing their IT landscape, enabling their company to maximize the value of its current software investment and plan for the most efficient future spend.
At the heart of the simulation is the new topology designer, through which the licences and contracts of all device types can be planned, optimized and compared on all platforms and for every infrastructure. Unlimited "what if?" licence scenarios are created real-time in a sandbox, and managed without any impact on the production environment through a unique, intuitive interface. For instance, product consolidations and the effects of rollouts can be calculated in a few seconds.
"SAM teams are now able to provide all stakeholders in ITIL processes with effective services and reports," said Mathias Knops, Senior Product Manager at Aspera. "This is how our clients assess wide-ranging infrastructure and architecture issues before technical decisions and investments are made.”
"The new version offers clients an easy access to mature simulation, whether they have an existing SAM solution or not," added Olaf Diehl, Managing Director at Aspera. "We have always supported our customers in ensuring high data quality as the basis of every optimization, and customers today are already making seven-figure savings using the optimization functions. We're taking yet another step forward with this simulation, thereby achieving the highest level in software asset management.”
The Optimization & Simulation solution is a powerful companion to Aspera’s flagship SmartTrack platform for license management. Both technologies are equally suitable for corporations, large organizations and medium-size companies due to their excellent scalability.
Founded in 2000, Aspera is a leading provider of strategic software licence management solutions. Hundreds of clients now rely on technology from Aspera, including eight of the top ten DAX Groups. Its multiple award-winning SmartTrack modules, products and services are used successfully by notable groups and large organisations in all key areas of the economy – from the banking sector to the automotive, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.
Aspera has been part of the USU Group since 2010.
AUSTIN, Texas – Reporting damage to a county emergency management agency or getting help from the American Red Cross is not the same as registering for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.
Many Texas residents affected by the May storms and flooding may have reported damage to their local, state or volunteer agencies. They may have even registered for assistance with those agencies. But that doesn’t mean they’ve applied for federal help.
Survivors can only be considered for federal help if they register with FEMA for each storm that results in a major disaster declaration. While FEMA, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and volunteer agencies often work together, their missions, programs and funding are not the same.
The disaster declaration on June 11 put in place several sources of federal funding for survivors of the May storms in 12 counties. Those counties are Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington.
Disaster survivors may register for assistance the following ways:
- online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
at a disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one, go to the Disaster Recovery Center Locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator.
FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims been settled.
For more information on the Texas recovery, visit the disaster webpage for the May storms at http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4272; or visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at txdps.state.tx.us/dem. Follow us on Twitter @femaregion6.
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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Download fema.gov/mobile-app to locate open shelters and disaster recovery centers, receive severe weather alerts, safety tips and much more.
When it comes to cloud computing options, enterprise IT departments often focus on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). That's because, in my experience, IT professionals at large organizations think of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as something primarily catering to small- and medium-size organizations.
But SaaS indeed can, and does, offer plenty of potential for enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for traditional organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
If your company develops software or sells products or services online, you, too, will find SaaS startups to help you offload many IT tasks, including creating development platforms and running payment fraud protection. In addition, several startups on our list take on the latest and most complex IT services, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and monitoring inter-cloud networks and applications.
Over the last few years, the amount of information pinging back and forth between devices around the world has skyrocketed. Given that almost all of us now have powerful connected computing gadgets in our pocket at all times, this is hardly surprising, but as even more people get equipped with devices like smartphones, it’s clear the transformation is far from finished.
In fact, data traffic growth is set to get even faster over the next few years. According to a new forecast for Cisco, traffic is set to almost triple by 2020, driven by the introduction of around ten billion connected devices over the next five years.
Cloud Security must remain the top objective when organizations consider moving their data over to a cloud computing platform. While cloud computing offers businesses many benefits, an organization choosing to place its intellectual property along with its customer information and corresponding emails into a cloud computing environment will also have to come to the realization that that data will be subject to other serious vulnerabilities and threats.
This article would like to focus on raising an awareness to those threats and at the same time propose some steps that an organization can take to ensure and better manage the information they decide to place in a cloud computing environment.
What does it take (or not take) to be a con artist and/or a white collar criminal? Do not kid yourself — white collar criminals can be “dangerous,” in that they usually suffer from significant personality disorders. Many are narcissists and sociopaths and are constantly engaging in manipulation, financial schemes, and inflicting harm to victims.
We all the know the legendary white collar scandals – Lay and Skilling at Enron; Bernie Ebbers at WorldCom; Jack Abramoff; Bernie Madoff. The list goes on and on with infamous criminals.
The term “Con Man” has been coined through the years to describe individuals who can convince an innocent person to invest in fraudulent schemes or manipulate people to trust the con artist.
On a walk with my toddler grandson the other day we waved to everyone (and every animal, including the birds) we came across. Like many young children, he is oblivious to the dangers of taking a walk around the neighborhood. He will take off across the street, run up to any dog or person, run out in the street when he sees a vehicle. I feel bad pulling him back, making sure all is safe as he looks up at me questioning, “Why are you taking this joy away?” As the adult, wanting to keep him safe, it is necessary for me to restrict some of his actions to ensure he stays safe. Now, I do let him fall, play in the dirt, walk through the water and plants. What is life without some dirt and scars? But it is my job to make sure he is not seriously harmed (along with making sure he has ice cream for breakfast).
For most of us, we go about our lives like my grandson, not worrying about our safety (other than the normal precautions we take each day, like looking both ways when crossing the street and making sure we don’t run into the person texting while walking). What a blessing that is. So how does this relate to the title of this blog?
Most of us recognize the various security precautions or technologies present at our place of business, such as badges to gain access to the building, access restricted by need to some areas, parking barriers, security guards at entrances, sign in sheets, etc.
In a recent blog we discussed weapons and facilities. That includes some items that are pertinent to consider here.