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Columbus, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has added new, higher-capacity models to the transformer-free Liebert NX family of double conversion UPS systems with today’s release of the Liebert NX 225-600 kVA UPS. The UL-listed Liebert NX 225-600 kVA is available for global regions with 480V, 60 Hz applications, including North America, Central and South America, the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.
The scalable UPS system offers mid-to–large-sized data centers a backup power solution that provides the flexibility to grow incrementally without requiring infrastructure renovations. Softscale™ technology allows the Liebert NX 225-600 kVA to be sized to current power requirements and easily scaled up to a larger capacity with a simple software key, which is a more reliable method than adding hardware to grow the module rating. It offers IT managers an economical expansion path for data center growth without adding to the UPS footprint.
The Liebert NX 225-600 kVA transformer-free UPS operates at extremely high efficiency, resulting in lower utility costs. In normal, double-conversion mode, the Liebert UPS operates at 95 percent or higher efficiency during typical 40 percent - 80 percent loading. During Intelligent Eco-mode™ operation, the Liebert NX 225-600 kVA UPS operates at efficiencies up to 99 percent. This high efficiency operating mode is standard on each system and enables the unit to run on bypass power during customer-defined conditions. This no-break mode is optimized for the Liebert NX design by maintaining power to the rectifier, and keeping the inverter energized and synchronized with the input for fast, no-break return to full double-conversion mode.
“IT and facility managers are continually dealing with rapid and unpredictable compute growth, while being forced to work within limited budgets and a fixed floor space,” said Peter Panfil, vice president of global power, Emerson Network Power. “The Liebert NX 225-600 kVA is a solid investment that helps prepare data center managers for what’s next while providing an economical growth path for tomorrow’s computing needs. It provides high efficiency in both normal and Intelligent EcoMode operation—and superior reliability and availability needed to meet growing demand.”
The Liebert UPS features a real-time, menu-driven touch-screen display panel that monitors a variety of operating parameters, including unit metering and status information. The Liebert NX also can be centrally-monitored and managed through an optional Liebert SiteScan® software interface. Data also may be directly output to a network for integration with other monitoring systems, including building management systems.
The Liebert NX features optional matching battery cabinets that can be equipped with Alber® BDSi™ integrated battery monitoring to proactively monitor battery health, allowing proactive battery replacement and optimized availability.
To further ensure the health of the system, the Liebert NX 225-600 kVA UPS can be remotely monitored through Life.net™, and the Emerson Network Power Liebert Services 24/7 service center. This service provides pre-emptive notification of more than 150 operating parameters, immediate identification of problems and a detailed reporting of power and equipment trends. Life.net monitoring is provided standard for the first year of operation.
For more information on the Liebert NX 225-600kVA UPS, or other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.
The purpose of the (BCMM®) is to provide a meaningful tool to objectively and consistently measure the organization's disaster-readiness or state-of-preparedness.
The Business Continuity Maturity Model ® (BCMM®) was developed in 2004 with the support of Virtual Corporation and in collaboration with professionals, representing Public Sector and Private Industry BC Practitioners, BC Industry Trade and Education Leaders, BC Professional Services Providers, and Virtual Corporation Staff.
It has recently been updated to align with global BCM standards - ISO 22301, BS 25999, NFPA 1600:2010, and ASIS SPC.1. The BCMM Assessor's Training is also in the process of becoming accredited by ANSI as a certificate course to audit small businesses for PS Prep and also as a self-assessment tool to prepare for an external third party audit. Outside of the USA, the BCMM® can now be used to audit your program against ISO 22301, BS 25999, ASIS SPC.1, or NFPA 1600.
The Model meets the following goals:
1. Provides a diagnostic tool for objective evaluation of business continuity program effectiveness.
2. Generates consistent data from which meaningful benchmark analyses can be drawn.
3. Answers the following key questions for senior management:
a. Where are we now? What level of BC program maturity do we currently possess?
b. What do we want to be? What level of BC program maturity is our ultimate goal?
c. What path do we follow to get there? How should we progress most effectively to the next level?
Become a BCMM® assessor and add the ability to review and audit business continuity programs to your consulting practice or increase your intrinsic value as an internal business continuity professional or internal auditor.
Participants who have successfully completed the 2-day training program are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments using the Business Continuity Maturity Model® and may also be allowed to conduct PS Prep Audits for PS Prep first party self-declaration for small businesses (once DHS determines this criteria) as well as be prepared to conduct a self-assessment in preparation for a third party external audit.
In addition to providing the benchmarking data, two different assessments can be completed:
Review Assessment based on more informal data collecting and an Audit Assessment based on a detailed review and analysis of supporting documentation. The Audit Assessment is aligned to ISO 22301, BS 25999, ASIS SPC-1, and NFPA 1600 standards.
The Assessment process provides valuable information on how to improve your program by generating the data necessary to create a multi-year improvement plan along with the budget required to do so.
The BCMM® has both a open access version accessible by anyone and a proprietary version accessible to trained assessors only. The open access model is a downloadable pdf that can be found at http://www.virtual-corp.net/.
The proprietary version, accessible only by trained assessors, includes access to the Model, the Assessment Master Questionnaire, the Assessment Software, the BCMM Calculator and Assessment, and the Proofs Acquisition and Analysis Checklist - including cross mapping tools for the standards, the standards to the Model, and the standards themselves.
About the Business Continuity Maturity Model ® (BCMM)
The BCMM® is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization's Business Continuity Program's maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process.
The BCMM® also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations.
Why conduct a BCMM ® Assessment?
Conduct internal audits
Prepare for a third party external audit
Evaluate business and supply chain partners
Assist corporate governance
Align with regulatory requirements
Obtain executive buy-in
Support program design
Prepare for PS Prep certification in the US or BS 25999 certification in Europe and Asia
*A certificate valid for one year will be mailed to participants after successful completion of the course which includes passing the Assessor's Final Examination. This certificate can be renewed for a $100 annual fee and allows assessors access to the online BCMM assessment & audit too.
The BCMM® was developed by Virtual Corporation. Virtual Corporation is a global leader in business continuity program consulting and software. Virtual has helped numerous enterprises ensure that they can recover from business disruptions by designing and implementing innovative sustainable solutions.
Virtual project engineered the creation of the Business Continuity Maturity Model® (BCMM®) and published it in 2004. There are currently assessors in 10 countries. Virtual offers the BCMM® open access model, available in both English and Spanish, on their website. www.virtual-corp.net
For a complete course description download the brochure.
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For questions about the course, please contact Lynnda Nelson at 866.765.8321 or +1630.705.0910 email@example.com.
The BCMM® is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization's Business Continuity Program maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process. The BCMM® also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations. Download the Brochure!
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Since 2004 when the BCMM® was first published, new standards for business continuity have emerged. The BCMM® was updated in 2011 to align to globally accepted standards: ISO 22301, ASIS SPC.1; BS 25999; and NFPA 1600. The BCMM® version 2.0 provides you with the steps to take on the path toward resilience and compliance with international standards, including those recognized by PS-Prep™.
The BCMM® is now also an effective tool to help ensure compliance and to measure readiness for a third-party audit against one or more of these standards. To access the 2.0 BCMM® you must first complete a 2 hour online course and pass the online exam. In addition, as a result of successfully completing this course, your "license" will be changed to the ANSI Accredited BCMM-Assessor designation. Find out more!
Hamburg -- The new TeamDrive secure file synchronization and sharing application is now available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Android.
The new TeamDrive apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices support the automatic and secure synchronization of files. TeamDrive users enjoy secure access to their own files and files from work colleagues and friends. Alternatively, files can also be used offline, allowing confidential documents to be accessed "on the move." Once connected to the Internet, all data is synchronized automatically.
For security, all files are encrypted on the mobile devices and before transport; the application itself is password-protected; and high-level encryption (AES 256) comes as standard. With TeamDrive only the client has the encryption keys for the files. TeamDrive alone offers the choice of TeamDrive cloud, public cloud, private cloud via the use of your own server onsite or at third-party datacenters, or any combination of these three options.
This highly secure approach makes TeamDrive a perfect fit for processing and exchanging confidential documents, as well as sharing new pictures and videos attached to personal albums or projects.
TeamDrive sees itself as a secure cloud alternative to Dropbox, Box, Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive.
The TeamDrive application is well-suited to both private and business use. It provides a highly secure client for large enterprise customers with extremely high, even military-grade, security requirements.
TeamDrive is the only file synchronization and sharing application to hold the Data Protection Seal of the renowned independent Centre for Privacy Protection (ULD).
For more information, see www.teamdrive.com
MINNEAPOLIS – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, e-discovery and information management, today announced it is doubling its research and development (R&D) team over the next five years. Nearly eighty new specialists will be hired prior to the end of 2012 in Katowice, Poland, making it the company’s largest R&D center outside the U.S.
“Data is our passion at Kroll Ontrack and this is evident in our technology and its performance,” said Chuck Crymble, CTO, Kroll Ontrack. “This investment in R&D will enable us to better stay ahead of the data recovery, e-discovery and information management trends and create new technology solutions that not only address our clients’ needs, but anticipate them as well as the opportunities in the broader market.”
“In addition to developing new legal and data and storage technologies, the global R&D expansion initiative better ensures a fully optimized Kroll Ontrack service and project execution schedule,” added Crymble. “Katowice, in particular, is seven hours ahead of headquarters and several leading technology universities are in the area, so Kroll Ontrack is able to maximize its clock coverage with a facility there as well as recruit some of the best and brightest development talent.”
With the addition of the 80 new R&D specialists, the Katowice R&D center will employ more than100 IT specialists. The Katowice-based R&D center was established in 2004 as part of the Kroll Ontrack Poland branch, which also houses the largest data recovery and computer forensics lab in Central and Eastern Europe. On average, 800 cases are resolved in the Kroll Ontrack Katowice data recovery and computer forensics lab each year.
“We are extremely pleased that Kroll Ontrack has decided to expand its R&D center in Katowice,” said Piotr Uszok, Mayor of Katowice. “The decision to expand Kroll Ontrack in Poland was undoubtedly influenced by the increasing investment appeal of our region, but also great universities educating hundreds of IT specialists annually who graduate poised to put their skills to work creating new, innovative solutions that influence technology trends.”
About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery, document review and ESI consulting. Kroll is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com.
Tel-Aviv, Israel – Axxana today announced that Casas GEO, the leading housing developer in Mexico, has purchased The Axxana Phoenix System® RP to protect its mission critical applications. Axxana’s system guarantees zero data loss at unlimited distances while enabling Casas GEO to use minimum-cost communication between their data centers.
The Phoenix System RP is an unparalleled, cost-effective solution developed in conjunction with EMC® RecoverPoint, delivering synchronous replication benefits over asynchronous infrastructure for an unprecedented price. The Axxana system is designed to protect data through high application peaks or low-bandwidth availability, and provides unmatched WAN link failure data protection. These capabilities will allow Casas GEO to overcome bandwidth size limitations and to avoid costly communication line upgrades now and in the future.
Casas GEO implements the Axxana Phoenix System to protect their mission-critical data that will be replicated over several hundred kilometers across Mexico. A synchronous copy of the production data will be stored inside the disaster-proof Axxana “Black Box” at the production site itself. Following any disaster, as severe as it may be, the protected data is then rapidly extracted and transmitted to the remote site, where the recovered information will be reintegrated by EMC RecoverPoint with the asynchronous remote copy, creating an exact mirror image of the data at the time of the disaster.
“I prefer to invest in innovative technology like Axxana’s Phoenix System – with clear benefits now and into the future – than in communications bandwidth,” said Luis Arias, CIO of Casas GEO. “Axxana’s value proposition made it an easy, affordable choice for Casas GEO.”
“Our customers represent a full range of vertical markets, and we are pleased to have Mexico’s largest housing developer using the Axxana system to protect its critical data,” said Eli Efrat, Axxana’s CEO. “Prior to the advent of the Enterprise Black Box, CIOs could hide behind cost or distance as a reason to explain data loss. This has now dramatically changed. At a fraction of the cost of traditional synchronous solutions, CEOs and CIOs can no longer afford not to implement a zero data loss solution.”
Axxana addresses the number one challenge in data protection: recovering data over any distance with Zero Data Loss. Axxana developed a compelling solution, The Phoenix System, which created a new domain in Disaster Recovery, namely Enterprise Data Recording (EDR).The Axxana Phoenix System enables 100% disaster recovery with no data loss over any distance. The system is designed for any type of communication lines, providing significant bandwidth savings over traditional solutions. Axxana received the "Products of the Year" Silver Award from Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com. Axxana is a Delaware Corporation and maintains offices in Israel, the US and the UK.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that information costs businesses worldwide $1.1 trillion annually, according to its first ever State of Information Survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property, to financial transactions, organizations possess massive amounts of information that not only enable them to be competitive and efficient – but also stay in business. In fact, the survey revealed that digital information makes up 49 percent of an organization’s total value.
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“The vast amount of information that organizations produce today can help them better serve their customers and increase productivity. However, the same information can also become a major liability if it is not properly protected. Companies that effectively use their information will have a major competitive advantage over those who cannot, and in some cases it can be the difference between success and failure,” said Francis deSouza, group president, Enterprise Products and Services, Symantec Corp. “With its increasing value and rising cost, successful companies will find ways to more effectively protect their information and unleash the productivity it can bring.”
Information is Skyrocketing and It’s Expensive
Businesses of all sizes are dealing with enormous amounts of data. The total size of information stored today by all businesses is 2.2 zettabytes. Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) on average have 563 terabytes of data, compared with the average enterprise that has 100,000 terabytes. The survey also reveals that information is expected to grow 67 percent over the next year for enterprises and 178 percent for SMBs.
On average, enterprises spend $38 million annually on information, while SMBs spend $332,000. However, the yearly cost per employee for SMBs is a lot higher at $3,670, versus $3,297 for enterprise. For example, a typical 50-employee small business spends $183,500 on information management, whereas a typical large enterprise with 2,500 employees would spend $8.2 million.
The Business Impact of Lost Information
The consequences of losing business information would be disastrous. “We would have to fold our operations for at least a couple of years before we’d come back again,” noted an IT manager at a large engineering firm when asked about the consequences of losing the enterprise’s information. Respondents highlighted the impact of data loss to their business, including lost customers (49 percent), damage to reputation and brand (47 percent), decreased revenue (41 percent), increased expenses (39 percent) and a tumbling stock price (20 percent).
Protection Measures are Falling Short
With so much at stake, protecting information should be a top priority, yet businesses are still struggling. In the last year, 69 percent of businesses experienced some form of information loss for a variety of reasons, such as human error, hardware failure, security breach, or lost and stolen devices. In addition, 69 percent have had confidential information exposed outside of the company, and 31 percent have experienced compliance failures related to information. Another challenge is the amount of duplicate information businesses are storing – an average of 42 percent of data is duplicated. Storage utilization is also low, at only 31 percent within the firewall and 18 percent outside.
All these risks and inefficiencies result in businesses spending more than necessary on storing and protecting their information. A key issue identified by 30 percent of businesses is information sprawl – the overwhelming growth of information that is unorganized, difficult to access and often duplicated elsewhere.
Businesses Need to Put the “I” Back in “IT”
To help businesses more effectively protect their information, Symantec has the following recommendations:
· Focus on the information, not the device or data center: With BYOD and cloud, information is no longer within the four walls of a company. Protection must focus on the information, not the device or data center.
· Not all information is equal: Business must be able to separate useless data from valuable business information and protect it accordingly.
· Be efficient: Deduplication and archiving help companies protect more, but store less to keep pace with exponential data growth.
· Consistency is key: It is important to set consistent policies for information that can be enforced wherever it’s located… physical, virtual and cloud environments.
· Stay agile: Plan for your future information needs by implementing a flexible infrastructure to support continued growth.
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Boston, MA, June 25, 2012 – RiskMeter Online, a leading provider of real-time natural hazard risk reports, today announced it has applied its wildfire model to provide analysis on the High Park wildfire in Colorado. This initiative will provide a list of zip codes, which have been burning or that RiskMeter anticipates may burn based upon its model, and a map to concerned Property & Casualty insurance industry professionals free of charge.
Colorado’s High Park wildfire so far has consumed approximately 80,000 acres and over 200 homes. Most of these areas were labeled medium and high by RiskMeter’s wildfire model, which is based on detailed vegetation and topographical data.
Last year’s wildfire season was extremely active and many experts are predicting more of the same for this year, due to a combination of drought, higher temperatures and below normal snowpack in western states. Each year catastrophic wildfires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in insured damage, and it has the potential to get worse if temperatures continue to rise and more homes are built within close proximity to wildland areas.
“Wildfire risk has always been a cause of concern to insurers, but now more than ever,” explains Daniel Munson, Founder, RiskMeter Online. “That’s why we released our wildfire data before the start of the 2012 wildfire season and provide various features such as, aerial photos overlaid on wildfire maps, distance to brush measuring tool and the ability to check multiple buildings on a property. This combination of data and tools allows our customers to dig deeper when it comes to assessing their wildfire exposure.”
For more information, please contact Daniel Munson, Founder, RiskMeter Online at 617.737.4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About RiskMeter Online
RiskMeter Online is used by underwriters and agents to automate property lookups. This Web-based solution utilizes Internet mapping technology to enable underwriters to determine the proximity to natural hazards for any property in the Unites States. It’s far more accurate and faster than any other method for determining property risk, and can save underwriters considerable time and money. The RiskMeter Online provides over 30 real-time reports, including Distance to Coast, FEMA Flood Zones, Rating Territories, Windpool Eligibility, RMS Data & Analytics, Individual AAL & PML Reports, Earthquake information and much more.
ATLANTA – Oversight Systems, the leader in Continuous Analysis (CA) software, today announced rapid deployment Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. These new solutions are free from implementation fees or long-term commitments. As a result, they represent an exceptional value for organizations seeking to benefit from the company’s proven experience delivering packaged business analytics for some of world’s largest organizations.
“We do more continuous analysis than anyone,” says Patrick Taylor, CEO of Oversight Systems. “Trillions of transactions per year. These new offerings give our customers all of our best-practices expertise and plain-language insights with no up-front costs.”
By applying real-time business analytics to financial transactions and Big Data sources, Oversight’s Continuous Analysis applications drive better decisions by delivering the right information to the right people, at exactly the time it’s needed most. The company’s deep experience in both industry and financial management analysis provides a crucial advantage for organizations seeking to:
· Make all purchases at the best price across global operations
· Increase control over purchase cards, even as usage expands
· Enforce Travel & Entertainment (T&E) card usage policy
· Stop duplicate or improper payments before cash is disbursed
· Stop fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations
“Think about what it means to the bottom line if every employee received the right analysis to make just one better business decision a day,” continues Taylor. “We know what analytics you need to solve daily business challenges. We find those hidden opportunities and deliver insights in ordinary language so you can act.”
Oversight’s new delivery options make it easier than ever for organizations to benefit from the company’s advanced predictive analytics. These proven solutions are now available via month-to-month plans, without installation fees and with satisfaction guarantees.
“We realize that Oversight represents a powerful new way of looking at financial transactions,” continues Taylor. “Month-to-month offerings and rapid deployment options are a great way for anyone, even smaller organizations, to generate hard cash savings, stop fraud and generate competitive advantage.”
All Oversight solutions and delivery options are available immediately. For more information, email email@example.com, or call the company at 770-984-4650.
SAN FRANCISCO – IObit, the world's leading system utility software provider, today announces the official release of Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013. Powered by the #1 rated BitDefender™ antivirus engine, Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is a game changing product that combines the most popular PC optimization software with the highest rated security suite.
Compared with Advanced SystemCare, PC optimization software enjoyed by millions of users, Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is a new category of PC utility software that combines system optimization and security capabilities. While most antivirus software often slows down system performance, Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is the only suite to both protect and increase system performance. Through years of customer feedback, IObit has learned that consumers seek better system protection with no performance lag, stable compatibility and high detection rate all in one product. According to a recent report by Intel, 17% of PCs have no security implemented. Powered by BitDefender's powerful virus engine, IObit claims Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 as superior to Kaspersky, McAfee, AVG or other security-only solutions.
"Based on long-term experience in developing system utilities and tracing the market dynamics, we've discovered from users that there is great demand for the integration of security and performance features into one ultimate solution," says Kevin Zhou the marketing director of IObit, "Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is a new product which can protect your computer without slowing down the system. As far as we know, Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is the world's first combined optimization-security software."
Designed for Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP, Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is compatible with other security software such as anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, etc. At an introductory price of $29.95, ASC with Antivirus 2013 is priced to be highly competitive with alternative solutions. For more information and to download a free trial, visit http://www.iobit.com/advanced-systemcare-antivirus.html