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Upgraded feature lets organizations get alerts for tweets about events and threats near their assets

LANSING, Mich. — IDV Solutions, LLC today announced the release of an upgraded Twitter visualization module for its market-leading enterprise risk visualization (ERV) software platform, Visual Command Center®. 

The new Twitter Visualization and Alerting module combines the real-time nature of social media with the power of geospatial visualization to provide early warning to organizations of potential threats to its people or operations. 

“Twitter is now where news breaks first, so it’s important to give our customers a tool for extracting information that’s important to them from the mass of tweets,” said Ian Clemens, Chief Technology Officer at IDV Solutions. “The upgraded module lets organizations tap Twitter for immediate information on a threat, giving them more time to take action to protect employees, assets and business continuity.”

The new module continuously monitors for any number and combination of words or phrases posted within a configurable distance from employees or facilities.  Alert notifications are displayed in Visual Command Center and can also be delivered via e-mail or mass notification systems.

Once alerted to a potential threat, Visual Command Center’s powerful visualization, filtering, and query tools support users as they assess the threat and act to mitigate risk. Visual Command Center unites activity and events from multiple data sources—including Web feeds, social media, travel tracking, and physical security systems—into one platform for risk awareness and response. It visualizes potential risks, including breaking news, weather, and natural disasters, on an interactive map and timeline, along with in-house data like asset locations, floor plans, and physical safety systems.

Twitter Visualization and Alerting is available as an add-on to Visual Command Center version 3.1 or later for both existing and new clients.  For more information, visit http://idvsolutions.com/products/visual-command-center.


About IDV Solutions, LLC

IDV Solutions, LLC helps organizations take command of risk by delivering Enterprise Risk Visualization capabilities through software and services that enable organizations to protect their assets, ensure continuity of operations and optimize performance. Its Visual Command Center software is used in organizational functions such as security, field services, supply chain, and operations. By repeatedly solving key problems for customers in the Global 2000 and government, IDV and its products have earned a reputation for delivering immediate value and building risk resilient organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.idvsolutions.com.

SANFRANCISCO – The World leading system optimizing company, IObit, today announced the release of the IObit Uninstaller 4, the FREE uninstaller that can uninstall applications, even for Windows 8 Apps, remove toolbars and plug-ins in browsers thoroughly, even Power Scan for applications that not conducted by IObit Uninstaller.

Since Windows 8 released, nearly 80% users complained about the uninstallation of pre-installed Metro apps, some users cannot find the way to uninstall, even if some others find the “uninstall” option, they can only uninstall each app one by one, it’s quite annoy. To simplified uninstallation for Win 8 Metro Applications, the brand new IObit Uninstaller 4 unleashed with an new tab added with all Win 8 apps are listed in, it supports batch uninstall for Metro applications, also enhanced Power Scan can help clean leftovers thoroughly, even registry key can be deeply detected out and deleted.

IObit Uninstaller 4 also brings the quick uninstall feature for some programs to shorten the uninstall processes, then no more confirmation box will disturb during uninstall process. It can monitor all programs’ un-installation that not using IObit Uninstaller. In Toolbar/Plug-in option, the version 4 provides a browser protect to help detecting and removing malicious Plug-ins. A new UI option joined the version 4, besides makes the interface more simple and conscious; users could make a choice to display the one they like. Among those innovations, IObit Uninstaller 4 also added entrance to System Restore Point for easy management and improved the detection and uninstallation for Windows Update.

“While making the releasing plan on IObit Unintaller4, we are dedicated to offer users an ultimate uninstaller. Besides offering easy to use operation, IObit Uninstaller can even uninstall itself completely.” Said Antonio Zhang, Marketing Director at IObit, “We believe IObit Uninstaller can fit for your needs, and even can do better beyond your imagination.”

Note that IObit Unisntaller 4 does not need any installation, it works reliably and totally FREE with no limitation, and now it is available for everyone to download. Come to try it from CNET Download.com and IObit.com

About IObit Uninstaller 4

Integrated with up to date uninstall technology, IObit Uninstaller 4 helps you remove unwanted programs and browser plug-ins/toolbars easily even when Windows "Add or Remove Programs" fails. The newly added Win8 Apps Module even helps you uninstall the pre-installed Win8 apps. Not only just remove applications by the programs' build-in uninstall, it also scans and removes all leftovers easily and thoroughly with Powerful Scan. What's more, even uninstallation not performed by IObit Uninstaller can automatically call Powerful Scan to delete leftovers in this version. For system stability, IObit Uninstaller 4 still creates a system restore point before every uninstallation and provides a better management of system restore point.

About IObit

Founded in 2004, IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities for Windows, Mac, and Android OS to greatly enhance operational performance and protect their computers and mobile devices from security threats.


STOCKHOLM – 4C Strategies are thrilled to announce a new contract signed with the New Zealand Army for their ExonautTM  software suite. The contract includes the ExonautTM Observer (OBS), ExonautTM Compliance & Performance Manager (CPM), ExonautTM Training & Exercise Manager (TEM) and ExonautTM Tactical Data Editor (TDE) with the option to extend the support beyond the one-year trial period.

“The ExonautTM software suite provides state of the art support in scheduling, planning and evaluating the performance of training exercises across the organization, and will meet the complex requirements of the user.” says Mikael Grape, Senior Business Developer at 4C Strategies. The latest version of ExonautTM Observer will also enable users to track their positions in real-time and monitor where and when observations are made, therefore enhancing the audit trail throughout their training program. 

“Working with a partner with such a strong local presence has been very positive and we are delighted to work with Cubic in Australia and New Zealand. We have seen a strong growth in demand for our services since the partnership began last year, and we hope to see this continued growth in the market benefit both of our companies.” says Mikael Edqvist, VP Global Business Development.


About 4C Strategies

4C Strategies provides consultancy services and software solutions for improved risk, business
continuity, crisis management and training management. The company already has a large international client base, including organisations such as the British Army, Swedish Armed Forces, London Gatwick Airport and the Swiss Armed Forces. 4C Strategies launched in 2000, quickly establishing itself as a successful global brand, and is now recognised as one of the most innovative providers of solutions within the areas 4C operate.


About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. Cubic, a market
leader in Australia and New Zealand, specializes in high-end collective training systems and services across the services. 

MALMESBURY, UK – TEXTSQUIRT.com is a new service which aims to transform the way organisations communicate during emergencies.  It combines the latest cloud technology with SMS messaging to provide a global urgent messaging service.  

Mark Faithfull, CEO, commented: "TEXTSQUIRT is a powerful tool because you can use it just about anywhere - you don’t need 3G, Wifi, a computer or even a smartphone to send or receive a TEXTSQUIRT message. We use good old fashioned SMS and combine that with the latest cloud technology to securely route your messages to over 190 countries. You simply send one SMS to TEXTSQUIRT, and we broadcast that SMS to every mobile number you have added to you TEXTSQUIRT list.”

Businesses are reliant on their in-house IT systems, especially email, to communicate to their staff and clients.  TEXTSQUIRT provides a very easy to use, cost effective alternative for when those in-house systems fail.

TEXTSQUIRT’s CEO has previously worked as a senior leader in various mission critical IT organisations and founded TEXTSQUIRT to solve a simple problem: “How do you send out a service alert if your email servers are down? You need a backup service that sits completely outside your own network and it needs to be really easy to use in the rush and confusion of an emergency. You don’t want to have to rely on your Wifi working or getting a 3G signal. TEXTSQUIRT solves this by providing a service that runs over SMS and is completely independent of your own infrastructure. You can be confident we will be up if your systems go down.”

The uses for TEXTSQUIRT extend beyond typical business continuity planning scenarios such as server crashes.  Any time an urgent message needs to be delivered to customers, supporters or employees, SMS is much more effective than email. People tend to read an SMS as soon as it arrives.   The service’s global reach and use of SMS also makes it ideal for communicating to an international team - think aid workers spread across the globe.  A team leader based in the UK can pass on urgent updates and instructions simply by sending a single SMS and within seconds that message is being delivered to hundreds of workers around the world.

To celebrate the launch of the service, TEXTSQUIRT in conjunction with Disaster Recovery Journal, is offering new customers a 10% discount off their first year’s subscription if they quote the coupon code: DRJ10 during sign up.


TEXTSQUIRT is a relay service for SMS messages. It uses a distribution list stored securely in TEXTSQUIRT’s cloud platform.  When a subscriber sends an SMS to their personal TEXTSQUIRT number, that SMS is then automatically resent to every member of their distribution list using local SMS gateways all over the world.  The distribution list can be amended by authorised users at any time to add or remove numbers simply by sending SMS messages to TEXTSQUIRT.

OTTAWA, Canada – Diablo Technologies announced today that is has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Northern District of California against Netlist (NASDAQ: NLST) for unfair business practices that violate Diablo’s Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage™ (MCS™) is a new and innovative architecture that neither infringes upon, nor misappropriates any Netlist IP rights. MCS-based products and the Netlist HyperCloud™ DIMM are designed to serve different purposes and are not interchangeable.  

The contract between the two companies clearly assigns legal ownership of the implementation IP in the HyperCloud chipset to Diablo. As a result, Diablo is seeking damages for breach of contract for Netlist’s attempt to usurp the company’s IP rights.

“We have been very patient throughout this entire process and it is now time for us to share our side of the story.  We will demonstrate definitively that products based on the Memory Channel Storage architecture do not use any Netlist IP,” said Riccardo Badalone, CEO and Co-founder of Diablo Technologies. “MCS-based devices are realizing tremendous demand and we are very happy with the success our partners are achieving with them.” 


About Diablo Technologies
Founded in 2003, Diablo is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies to set the standard for next-generation enterprise computing. Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage platform combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications. 
The Diablo executive leadership team has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, Intel, Cisco, AMD, SEGA, ATI, Cadence Design Systems, Matrox Graphics, BroadTel Communications and ENQ Semiconductor. 
Website: http://www.diablo-technologies.com/

Reflex 2.0 Operational Intelligence Platform Leverages the Latest Versions of Apache Spark and Hadoop Yarn for Real-Time Streaming Analytics

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, today announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. This Certification designates that the Guavus Reflex 2.0 platform is commercially compatible with open source Apache Spark and supports the rapidly growing ecosystem of applications leveraging Spark’s capabilities, including interactive queries, streaming data, machine learning and graph computation.

The Guavus Reflex platform is deployed at four out of the five largest mobile network operations, three of the top five Internet Backbone providers and the largest MSOs in North America. Guavus Reflex 2.0, which is built using Spark 1.0 and Hadoop Yarn 2.4, the latest technologies for large-scale processing of big data streaming analytics, which are being deployed at customer sites in 2H2014. With an open source core, the Guavus Reflex Platform also features pre-built engines for the integration of streaming and stored data, machine learning and decisioning applications for network, marketing, care and security. These big data applications deliver unprecedented time to value and enables customers to capitalize on their data assets to improve operating efficiencies, generate new revenue streams and deliver enhanced subscriber experiences.

“Guavus’ significant expertise and experience providing streaming analytics solutions to some of the world’s largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) led them to build their Reflex 2.0 platform around Spark,” said Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, customer engagement lead at Databricks. “Just as important, certifying their platform demonstrates that support for the rapidly growing Spark ecosystem and continued innovation are not mutually exclusive, but complementary.”

“We are committed to harnessing open source technologies that enable us to stay at the forefront of innovation and deliver the rich functionality and performance that our customers require,” said Eric Carr, Vice President Core Systems Group for Guavus. “Receiving Databricks’ Certified Spark Distribution enables Guavus to move even faster now and continue to enhance our platform with greater flexibility, while ensuring compatibility with the latest standards.”

About Guavus

Guavus provides CSPs and enterprise customers with an operational intelligence platform integrated with a suite of big data analytics applications for network, marketing, security and customer care. The world’s most data-intensive companies trust Guavus to help them take strategic advantage of their data assets to grow revenue, improve operating efficiencies and delight customers in new ways. The company counts 4 of the top 5 mobile network operators, 3 of the top 5 Internet Backbone providers, as well as 80% of cable MSOs in North America as customers. It currently analyzes more than 50% of all US mobile data traffic and processes more than 2.5 petabytes of data per day.

NEW YORK – Send Word Now®, the leading innovator of critical communications services, including emergency notification and incident management, today announced the implementation of its award-winning Alerting Service by Gibson Realty Group LLC. The Florida-based firm will use Send Word Now to instantly relay voice and text messages to employees and tenants in urgent situations, helping ensure safety and security, and improve existing business resilience measures. 

"Send Word Now provides our office tenants the security of knowing they're receiving critical information in a timely manner," said Leigh Griffin, a General Manager with Gibson Realty Group. "It has become an important component of our emergency procedures."

Gibson Realty Group is an extension of Gibson Development Partners, a progressive, full-service commercial real estate development team serving South Florida and the southeastern United States. Among its prestigious Florida properties are Plaza San Remo, a first-class medical and professional condominium; Sunset International Center; Flamingo Pavilion; Orange Bowl Committee HQ; and Gateway Center, a 155,000 square-foot, mixed commercial office project strategically located in Miami's Airport West submarket.

As a Send Word Now customer, Gibson Realty Group joins more than 1,800 public and private sector organizations worldwide that rely on the company's emergency communications service to communicate faster and more effectively in response to critical events. Inclement weather and IT disruptions, including network failures and email viruses, top the list of common emergency uses. For Gibson Realty Group, the service will also be used to advise personnel and tenants of building evacuations, security risks and office closures.

"As Gibson Realty Group's emergency notification provider, it appears the firm does more than provide first-class homes and office space; it takes safety, security and business resiliency to heart," said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. "We are very happy to assist the company with its critical communications needs, and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship going forward."


About Send Word Now
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Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company's easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most. Other solutions within Send Word Now's expansive portfolio include desktop alerting, IVR, integrated incident management, and a revolutionary new recipient mobile app (currently available on iPhone® and Android® mobile devices) for urgent communication and collaboration.

FAIRFIELD, NJ – Continuity Logic today announced that it has been positioned for the second year in a row in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software." The report evaluated Continuity Logic's global cloud-based FrontLine Live software platform, and recognized the company as a leading provider of business continuity management software based on its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision."

"Leaders (like Continuity Logic) are performing well today, gaining traction and mind share in the market; they have a clear vision of market direction, are helping clients beyond product road maps, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market," said Gartner.

Continuity Logic's FrontLine Live uniquely integrates business process management with advanced analytics to efficiently and logically connect people, process, technology and vendors across the enterprise to deliver continuity, risk, compliance, policy, technology, and vendor management solutions. "We believe Gartner's recognition of Continuity Logic as an industry leader validates our product FrontLine Live and our commitment to delivering maximum ROI to our clients," said Tejas Katwala, CEO of Continuity Logic. "Our highly differentiated approach to Business Continuity Management is designed to maximize the efficiency of creating, deploying, and managing enterprise continuity governance programs."  

Banks, insurance companies, healthcare organizations, manufacturing and service organizations rely on Continuity Logic's complete and fully integrated enterprise governance platform to deliver significant gains in operating efficiency and providing insightful intelligence to drive better decision making and business outcomes. "Continuity Logic is able to provide these benefits because we are primarily focused on delivering ease of use [to minimize training and onboarding time, while gaining high end user adoption], delivering powerful self-service capabilities [to support configuration and customization], and delivering the highest quality customer service for our clients," added Katwala.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Continuity Logic

Continuity Logic's market leading FrontLine Live platform seamlessly manages business continuity, risk, and compliance governance with integrated workflow and analytical capabilities. All data, business continuity plans, technology recovery plans, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements, supply chain information, and all collaborations are actively managed in one environment, via any device, through a simple, easy-to-use interface. The award-winning FrontLine Live platform is available in the cloud, supporting organizations in financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing as well as other industries. For more information, visitwww.continuitylogic.comor call 866-321-5079 #1.

September 24, 2014

Access Expands in New Jersey

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The File Annex, Inc. acquired

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Rob Alston, CEO of Access, has announced the company’s recent acquisition of The File Annex, Inc., located in Buena, just outside of Vineland, in southern New Jersey. This transaction is the company’s 70th since its founding and represents an expansion of its Philadelphia and New Jersey markets presence.
The File Annex was formed in 1990 by Gene Gallaher as a result of the need he recognized for offsite records management services based on his experience in government contracting data management. Starting with one small warehouse building and one van, then acquiring another local records management company in 1993, the File Annex grew to include a dedicated staff and records storage facilities located on two campuses, serving an ever-growing list of valued customers.
Access Vice President Tim Walker is coordinating the full integration of this new Branch and its clients. Tim shared, “This expansion eastward from Philadelphia is a natural for us. We can now easily serve all of southern New Jersey from the Buena facilities and, as we have to date, from our headquarters in Aston, Pennsylvania. The former File Annex clients we are now bringing on board will be very pleased with the new, expanded capabilities and services we at Access can provide to them.”
Mike Gallaher, former Operations Manager of The File Annex, will continue to run the business in collaboration with the Access – Philadelphia operations team.
Access President John Chendo explained, “Gene Gallaher recognized the need to provide records and information management services in this area years ago. He recently recognized the many benefits a sale of his company to Access would afford both his clients and his team members. I look forward to discussing these unique Access benefits with more and more business owners, who like Gene before them, are now considering the opportunity to partner with the industry leader.”   
As the largest privately held records and information management services provider in the United States, Access now serves 31 markets across the nation and in Latin America.

About Access (www.InformationProtected.com)
Access is the largest privately held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the United States. A trusted partner to clients spanning multiple industries and markets throughout the country, Access’ complete suite of services includes records management, data protection (electronic computer media), secure destruction, digital formatting and breach reporting services. The valuable business services Access provides allow clients to focus on their core businesses while reducing the costs and risks associated with document retention, management and final disposition.  Access is backed by growth equity investor Summit Partners.

CROSBY, TX — Abletek, an industry leader in unified communications, announced today that the company is educating its customers on a breakthrough development in high-speed wireless Internet, which can increase the number of customers that many small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) attract. The breakthrough is called Hosted Wi-Fi, which is essentially a private Internet hotspot for SMBs to offer to their customers. By offering customers free WiFi, a business can regulate and optimize Internet data usage and even create a private network for them to use. The overarching benefits of this technology is that it attracts new people to your location, it gets people to stay longer and gives them a reason to come back next time.  
       With the overwhelming majority of people simply expecting free Wi-Fi everywhere they go, it’s no wonder that this technology has taken off. Most business owners simply use the standard Internet provided to them by ISPs, and they’re missing out on the high performing Internet connectivity that customers have come to expect. Furthermore, standard Internet lacks safety controls, which can be very dangerous for business owners. For example, if even one customer visits a dangerous site and contracts a virus, it could spread quickly to the rest of the network. By utilizing Hosted Wi-Fi safeguards like firewalls and blacklisted sites, businesses can eliminate these risks before they become a problem. 
       The central reason to offer Hosted Wi-Fi to customers is that it increases profitability. The longer that a business has a customer at its location, the greater the likelihood of purchases, brand education and return visits. The value of having a customer at your location is incredible, because businesses have so much time to engage customers and opportunity to influence their purchasing decisions. For example, a café that has Hosted Wi-Fi can provide secure, high-speed Internet for the growing remote worker population. The longer a patron remains at the shop, the more likely they are to buy additional goods and refer friends.  Another example, are hotels and motels who simply need to offer Hosted Wi-Fi in order to attract guests in the first place. For many business people this is a “deal breaker” and acts as one of the key factors in their decision to stay at one hotel versus another. This easily overlooked addition to nearly any business can increase revenue and bottom line profitability. 
        Businesses spend tens of thousands of dollars on building extravagant websites, which only retain customers for an approximate 10-20 seconds, according to research by Chao Liu and colleagues. When someone visits a physical location, business owners can captivate their attention for hours at a time. Meanwhile, business owners can influence their customers’ purchasing decisions the entire time. For its minimal cost, this investment makes sense and it’s no wonder businesses are working with Abletek to deploy this powerful technology. 
       Abletek is not your typical IT & communications company. We are a TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION PROVIDER and we care deeply about helping you maximize your productivity through effective Managed Services (MSP), IT, communications and related business technology solutions, and while a lot of companies may talk about increasing your productivity, Abletek actually delivers. 
       ABLETEK will remove the burden of managing your network and communications infrastructures by providing everything needed to  maintain your servers, workstations, laptops, Pocket PCs/PDA/Treo, Switches, Routers, Email, Printers, VoIP, SIP, Digital & Analog Communications systems and more.  Leverage our team of dedicated professionals and proven  technology  management  resources  to:  CONTROL & REDUCE YOUR COSTS. 
       For more information on Abletek, call (713) 455.1888 or visit www.abletek.com.