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everbridge-logoBURLINGTON, Mass. – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System (DHRHS) has deployed Everbridge’s healthcare-specific solution CareConverge. DHRHS intends to use the CareConverge solution to improve emergency preparedness and response, as well as to power secure and HIPAA-compliant care team coordination during clinical codes and incidents. The health system selected CareConverge due to the strength of Everbridge’s critical communications platform, as well as the breadth of the solution’s focused industry offerings, which include Mass Notification, Incident Communications for code alerts and care events, Desktop Alerting, On-Call Scheduling and HipaaBridge.

“As a physician-owned hospital, our organization recognizes the value of leveraging a single, unified incident communications system that can be leveraged by our emergency management, clinical, operational and care teams to improve incident response times and collaboration,” said Sherri Abendroth, Emergency Management Coordinator, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System. “Through Everbridge, with the push of a single button, we can locate the right on-call staff, automate notifications to emergency personnel to ensure staff safety and even reach clinical response teams on their mobile devices to activate them during a STEMI alert.”

Based in Edinburg, Texas, DHRHS is a 530+ bed physician-owned health system that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border. The health system has over 700 physicians and more than 1,200 nurses dedicated to delivering patient care and quality outcomes.

Prior to implementing the Everbridge solution, DHRHS did not have a comprehensive notification system in place and required a cloud-based platform to power both mass notifications and secure communications between clinicians when the network was down. The organization also desired the ability to reach employees and clinicians securely on mobile devices during clinical and non-clinical codes, to help reduce the number of overhead pages, improve patient throughput, and enhance care quality. To improve critical communications across the organization, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance will be implementing the following Everbridge products, all available as a part of its CareConverge solution:

  • Mass Notification will be utilized to support the health system’s emergency and disaster preparedness program. The application delivers emergency notifications to clinical and non-clinical staff across multiple devices and contact paths during codes, external events and facility-based emergencies. Desktop alerting functionality will also distribute emergency alerts directly to the desktops of employees, to help improve response time and help ensure that important messages are being received when every second counts.
  • Incident Communications will be deployed to automate incident response. The solution allows DHRHS to create messaging templates that follow communication and escalation workflows for different types of care events and emergencies. This will be used to power code alerts, such as STEMI, to activate the right response team members, such as ER doctors and cardiologists.
  • On-Call Scheduling will be used and integrated with incident management to help ensure that the organization can easily identify, locate and reach on-call staff in order to reach right clinician, at the right time, to facilitate immediate care and response.
  • HipaaBridge will be used by clinicians and staff members to receive emergency messages and code alerts, facilitate video, text and voice calls, coordinate testing and lab results and bring stakeholders together quickly to diagnose and treat patients.

“For Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System, it is critical that the medical center leverages the latest emergency and incident management technology,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “The most important part of being prepared for a potential crisis is knowing how you will share information with decision-makers, staff and patients alike – so it can be done quickly and easily when the situation arises. With Everbridge in place, the center will be able to automate this process, connecting all of these parties and keeping them informed in near real-time.”

Everbridge serves over 800 hospitals and over 3,000 customers, including many communities and organizations in Texas such as the City of Lewisville and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

About Everbridge
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), is a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications that enable customers to automate and accelerate the process of keeping people safe and businesses running during critical events. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber incidents, over 3,000 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement™, Secure Messaging and Internet of Things, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, http://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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For the first time, security surpasses availability to become the number-one priority for application deployment as organizations move to the cloud
 

DRJ-LogoSEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the results of its 2017 State of Application Delivery report. The global customer survey shows accelerating cloud adoption is creating increased demand for security application services including WAF, DNSSEC, and DDoS protection. As an increase in application services often requires additional resources, respondents also indicated a shift toward DevOps methodologies to gain operational efficiencies through automation and programmability. This need for scalability replaces speed to market as the prime driver of DevOps adoption.

“And yet there is no sign that security breaches are slowing businesses’ digital transformation—quite the opposite in fact. This report shows how the sometimes-competing demands of customer and data protection inform companies’ deployment of apps and app services.”

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“This past year, not a week went by without some hack or vulnerability making the headlines,” said Ryan Kearny, CTO at F5. “And yet there is no sign that security breaches are slowing businesses’ digital transformation—quite the opposite in fact. This report shows how the sometimes-competing demands of customer and data protection inform companies’ deployment of apps and app services.”

In its third year, the State of Application Delivery report examines the vital role application services play, enabling enterprises to deploy applications faster, smarter, and safer. Over 2,000 IT, networking, application, and security pros from around the world weighed in on application delivery topics ranging from cloud adoption, to rising security challenges, to DevOps, SDN, and the future of enterprise application services.

Survey Highlights

Survey responses came from around the globe, spanning industries like government, financial services, technology, and education. Respondents’ roles ranged from infrastructure, IT security, application development, and DevOps to the executive suite. Key takeaways include:

  • Security is the number-one priority, and the increasing sophistication of attacks is the top challenge: Security teams are expanding beyond traditional firewalls and the legacy enterprise perimeter as a response to hackers increasingly targeting the application. Globally, the top security services being planned for deployment are DDoS mitigation (21 percent), DNSSEC protection (25 percent), and Web Application Firewall services (20 percent). According to the survey, companies—including those identifying as cloud-first organizations—that are most confident in their ability to withstand an application-level attack have a WAF installed.
  • 2017 will usher in an era of cloud expertise: It’s a multi-cloud world today, with four out of five respondents adopting hybrid cloud, and nearly one-third (32 percent) of respondents stating they will purchase public cloud IaaS solutions this year, up dramatically from 25 percent in 2016. Furthermore, the more apps a company has deployed, the greater motivation to reap the operational benefits of the cloud, with respondents running the largest number of applications (3,000+) reporting the highest percentage of apps in the cloud.
  • The number of deployed app services continues to rise: On average, organizations report that they have 14 app services deployed today (up from an average of 11 app services in 2016)—and they plan to deploy an average of 17 in the next 12 months.
  • Operational scale and programmability rise to the top for DevOps: With increases in app services and the continued expansion of cloud, organizations are turning to automation and orchestration to scale operations across environments. As a result, over half of respondents now view API-enabled infrastructures and templates as important, up from 31 percent and 22 percent last year, respectively. Scalability and OpEx reduction remain the top two drivers for the use of SDN frameworks, and companies are increasingly showing a tendency toward standardization, with 39 percent relying on only one framework in 2017, compared to 32 percent in 2016.

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About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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The combination of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management and Adaptiva OneSite peer-to-peer (P2P) technology will help solve common software distribution challenges, improve delivery speeds and drive down costs

DRJ-LogoPALO ALTO, Calif. – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced a collaboration with Adaptiva to help customers accelerate the journey to Windows 10 and next generation PC management from the cloud. Working towards combining VMware AirWatch® Unified Endpoint Management™ (UEM) and Adaptiva OneSite™ peer-to-peer (P2P) systems management technology, the industry-first solution will enable companies to deploy PC software at scale within a modern Windows 10 management architecture. This will help solve common distribution challenges associated with large software files for PCs and help drive down costs by eliminating the need for costly on-premises servers and throttling of network bandwidth.

"Our collaboration with Adaptiva will offer software distribution speed and cost-savings to VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management customers that will be difficult to match in the industry," said Blake Brannon, vice president, product marketing, mobile products, End-User Computing, VMware. "As the collaboration continues, we believe the integration could also offer additional benefits in the future to help organizations optimize OS and security patching, and content delivery."

With the opportunity to use UEM to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for endpoint management, while also facing the challenge of continued maintenance of large Win32 applications, companies need a modern solution that can deliver the benefits and solve the challenges -- all in one.

VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management integrates advanced cloud-based Windows PC lifecycle management (PCLM) with modern enterprise mobility management (EMM) for a holistic approach to managing and securing desktops and mobile devices from a single solution. The solution includes advanced PC lifecycle management capabilities such as configuration management, operating system (OS) patch management, software distribution for traditional Win32 applications, client health and security management that have traditionally only been available as part of PCLM tools.

The combined use of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management and Adaptiva OneSite will enable organizations to deploy large Windows applications and software files with greater speed and without disruption to end-users. It will help solve common software distribution challenges among enterprises and branch offices with the combination of cloud content delivery networks (CDN) and P2P systems management technology that enables software to be cached in unused space on client PCs while still allowing end-users full utilization of the space. Through P2P caching, software on a PC or a peer's file system is distributed locally to other peers requesting the same content, which helps to improve network bandwidth utilization. Organizations will also benefit from streamlining administrative overhead for IT and drive down costs by eliminating the need for on-premises distribution and storage servers through a cloud-first management and software delivery model.

"Adaptiva and VMware have truly complementary solutions that are focused on making systems management far less expensive and more reliable than what it is today. The collaboration will help customers significantly drive down capital and operational costs by eliminating servers typically required for software distribution and automating local content management in the process," said Jim Souders, chief operating officer, Adaptiva. "The integration of the VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management solution with Adaptiva OneSite's best-in-class peer caching technology and ability to use the solutions together will raise the bar for what is possible for all IT organizations. It will provide a modern approach to managing all endpoints with greater deployment speed and success than traditional, server-based PC systems management solutions."

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  • For more information about the combination of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management and Adaptiva P2P technology, visit the AirWatch blog.
  • For more information about the VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management solution, visit the AirWatch blog.
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About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

VMware, AirWatch, AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management, and Cross-Cloud Architecture are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

 

DRJ-LogoPALO ALTO, Calif. – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW)

  • Digital workspaces enable businesses to rapidly introduce new revenue streams
  • Organizations saw improvements in management and support costs
  • Nearly half of executives view digital workspaces as a way to address compliance and security risks

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today introduced the 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report, a global survey of business and IT decision makers, practitioners and influencers. The report unveiled that organizations taking a digital workspace first approach that aggregates devices, applications and services while securely managing them through unified common access and identity -- experience business, operational, and financial benefits while those that wait are falling behind.

Respondents acknowledged that game-changing IT relies on organizations adopting a digital workspace that includes security and identity management as vital components. With realistic prospects of achieving astounding return on investment (ROI), even businesses that cited obstacles to adoption may want to consider taking another look at business mobility initiatives.

"As we enter 2017, the industry is moving into the next phase of enterprise mobility where businesses have to deliver access to applications and resources to end-users, customers and partners using any connected device in any location," said Dave Grant, vice president, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "The State of the Digital Workspace Report shows that business and IT leaders recognize the significant tangible benefits digital workspaces can offer to an organization. The guiding principle of consumer simple and enterprise secure applied to VMware's digital workspace solution, VMware Workspace™ ONE™, delivers a simple and secure platform that can help customers in any industry with their digital transformation journey."

Triple Digit ROI and Significant Cost-Savings with Embrace of Digital Workspaces

  • ROI from business mobility investments averaged 150 percent overall.
  • 41 percent of IT and business decision makers saw improvements in total management costs after successfully executing on digital workspace efforts
  • That said, only 30 percent of their non-executing peers realized improvements.
  • 39 percent of decision-makers realized cost improvements to support end-users after embracing digital workspaces (compared to 23 percent among those that did not).

Businesses Can Introduce New Revenue Streams Faster

  • Nearly half of organizations (48 percent) that have successfully executed mobility initiatives saw improvements in their ability to more rapidly introduce new revenue streams, compared to 34 percent among organizations that have not executed a single initiative.
  • Among those organizations executing 10 or more business mobility initiatives, 52 percent saw improvements in their ability to more rapidly bring new revenue streams online.
  • Meanwhile, among the organizations executing fewer than five mobility initiatives, only 38 percent saw improvements.

Executives View Digital Workspaces as Way to Address Top Concerns

  • Concerns about security were top of mind among executives and nearly half of executives (45 percent) viewed a digital workspace solution that includes the necessary elements of security and compliance tools, mobile device management software, and identity management as a way to address compliance and security risks.
  • In particular, 43 percent of financial services leaders pointed to identity management software as a necessary element in the financial services segment.

About the State of the Digital Workspace Report

The data gathering for the VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report was performed in July 2016 and is a study that examines digital workspace adoption among global organizations across industries. Data represents a survey of 1,263 business decision makers (BDMs) and IT influencers to examine the worldwide progress in transitioning from the client-server era to the mobile-cloud era.

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

Additional Resources

  • View and download the 2016 VMware State of the Digital Workspace Report
  • View and download the VMware Workspace ONE infographic
  • Follow VMware on Facebook and Twitter

VMware, VMware Workspace, Workspace ONE, and Cross-Cloud Architecture are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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Economic inequality, societal polarization and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next 10 years, the  World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2017 found. Collaborative action by world leaders will be urgently needed to avert further hardship and volatility in the coming decade.

While the world can point to significant progress in the area of climate change in 2016, with a number of countries, including the US and China, ratifying the Paris Agreement, political change in Europe and North America puts this progress at risk. It also highlights the difficulty that leaders will face to agree on a course of action at the international level to tackle the most pressing economic and societal risks.

Urgent action is needed among leaders to identify ways to overcome political or ideological differences and work together to solve critical challenges. The momentum of 2016 towards addressing climate change shows this is possible, and offers hope that collective action at the international level aimed at resetting other risks could also be achieved,” said Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz, Head of Global Competitiveness and Risks, World Economic Forum.

The complex transitions that the world is currently going through, from preparing for a low-carbon future and unprecedented technological change to adjusting to new global economic and geopolitical realities, places even greater emphasis on leaders to practice long-term thinking, investment and international cooperation.

We live in disruptive times where technological progress also creates challenges. Without proper governance and re-skilling of workers, technology will eliminate jobs faster than it creates them. Governments can no longer provide historical levels of social protection and an anti-establishment narrative has gained traction, with new political leaders blaming globalisation for society’s challenges, creating a vicious cycle in which lower economic growth will only amplify inequality. Cooperation is essential to avoid the further deterioration of government finances and the exacerbation of social unrest,” said Cecilia Reyes, Chief Risk Officer of Zurich Insurance Group.

The propensity of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to exacerbate global risks also came under scrutiny in the Report’s Global Risks Perception Survey. Basing their analysis on 12 distinct emerging technologies, experts clearly identified artificial intelligence and robotics as having both the highest potential for negative consequences and also the greatest need for better governance. Notwithstanding its potential to drive economic growth and solve complex challenges, experts also named it as the top driver of economic, geopolitical and technological risks among the 12 technologies.

John Drzik, President of Global Risk & Specialties, Marsh said: “ Artificial intelligence will enable us to address some of the great issues of our age, such as climate change and population growth, much more effectively. With investment into AI now ten times higher than it was five years ago, rapid advances are already being made. However, increased reliance on AI will dramatically exacerbate existing risks, such as cyber, making the development of mitigation measures just as crucial.