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Just 25 days after Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania, and a good portion of the New York City metropolitan area, New Yorkers gathered to celebrate at the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. New Yorkers are a resilient bunch, but the impact of the super storm will be felt for a long time.

Due to the area’s investment in internet infrastructure, New York City is home to many businesses, both large and small, that are dependent upon access to this communication grid. Whether the lights stayed on, the computers remained up, or the networks remained available, Hurricane Sandy impacted all of these businesses. Why? Because employees lost homes. Public transportation systems were in disarray. Fuel was rationed, and lines for fuel stretched for miles. Many individuals simply couldn’t get to work.

We’ve studied disasters enough to know that, regardless of where you live and regardless of what you do, it is not possible to prevent disasters from impacting your organization. But you can increase the probability that your business survives, by maintaining multiple offices and multiple data centers. Your organization’s probability of survival increases dramatically, the further apart your offices are. Hurricane Sandy’s winds spanned 1,100 miles, and its impact was felt in Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Haiti, Bermuda, Canada, and 24 states in the U.S. A good place for a second location of a New York-based business might be somewhere in Kansas.

Hurricane Sandy helped surface some of the risks associated with operating from a single region. These include:

1. Power outages can extend for hours, days, or weeks

2. Organizations may not have enough fuel on site to sustain power during an extended outage

3. Fuel may be in short supply and rationed after disasters

4. Employee movement may be significantly restricted

5. Public transportation systems may be impacted

All of this argues for a disaster recovery site that is a long distance, a very long distance, from the production data center.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with its partners, including the National Weather Service, to monitor the developing winter storm in the Northeast. FEMA's regional offices in Boston and New York City are in contact with state emergency management counterparts. FEMA's National Watch Center in Washington, D.C. continues to monitor the situation and hold regular operational briefings with regional and federal partners as the severe winter weather advances and as impacts are felt through the overnight hours into Saturday.

FEMA liaisons are working directly with our state partners at state emergency operations centers in the Northeast states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (both in Albany and New York City), Rhode Island, and Vermont. These liaisons are in addition to the joint state and federal field office staff who are already in place to support ongoing disaster recovery efforts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

FEMA echoes the warnings issued by the National Weather Service and local elected officials in the region, and asks citizens and visitors to the Northeast and New England states to avoid all travel both during and immediately following the storm and to heed all advice and safety information provided by local emergency officials. Individuals in the path of the storm should monitor their NOAA weather radio and local weather forecast office or www.weather.gov for the latest information, including additional or changing weather watches and warnings.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are currently being sent directly to many cell phones on participating wireless carrier networks. These alerts are sent by public safety officials such as the National Weather Service and are designed to get your attention and provide brief, critical instructions to warn about imminent threats like severe weather. More information on WEAs is available at www.ready.gov/warning-systems-signals. Individuals can check with their cellular carrier to determine if your phone or wireless device is WEA-enabled.

For more information on what to do before, during and after winter storms, visit www.ready.gov.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –– STORServer®, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, is today releasing the Virtual Appliance (VA), a downloadable virtual machine designed to use VMware® Consolidated Backup.

VA gives customers the ability to use their existing infrastructure with STORServer’s software and solutions to get the best backup solution in the world. Whereas the traditional line of STORServer Backup Appliances requires hardware, the new VA is a downloadable VMDK file that provides the same fully integrated and easy-to-use solution STORServer customers have come to expect.

Affordably priced, the VA series aggressively competes against any similar sized backup solution, providing resellers and end users an alternative to the traditional appliance model. STORServer’s intuitive user interface console simplifies daily management across the enterprise from a single location. The solution efficiently backs up multiple operating systems and email applications in addition to supporting most popular database platforms (requires optional database agents) and locations, including virtual machines, local and remote devices. Backups and restores can take place across all network connections (NAS, SAN, LAN and WAN) from hundreds of storage devices.

STORServer’s support offers a single point of contact for warranty and support of all non-hardware related events.

Built on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges. Each VA uses the same Enterprise or Basic TSM software as other appliances, provides disk-to-disk-to-DR (disk, tape, cloud or appliance) configurations and scales for future growth.

To purchase the VA, customers can contact a certified STORServer reseller or visit http://www.storserver.com to quote their own STORServer Backup Appliance.

STORServer EBA 3100, 2100, 1100 and 800 recently took four out of five top positions in the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide. After evaluating 66 products, DCIG felt that no other backup appliance came close to the EBA3100, placing it in a category of its own.

For more information on the company’s line of data backup solutions, visit http://www.storserver.com. To download the full DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide, visit http://backupapplianceguide.com.

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Oceanos, a leading data intelligence company and XDBS announce their partnership enabling Oceanos to use XDBS's database enrichment and contact cleansing services which are important elements of their overall business list intelligence gathering methodology.

"We are excited about this relationship with XDBS and consider their services valuable to us. Oceanos contact discovery includes a portfolio of data providers along with custom data discovery techniques. We seek to combine pieces of data from a multitude of sources to produce a custom data asset that is stronger than the sum of its parts. Data enrichment is an important part of this process," said Brian Hession, Founder & President at Oceanos. He adds, "The process starts with a clear understanding of your audience definition, intended data application and overall demand creation objectives. We then architect a data strategy to ensure maximum reach and data utility. The strategy encompasses a myriad of discovery sources, including perpetual data providers, publishers, web and social media mining, sales intelligence tools and other unique relationships that Oceanos has cultivated over the past ten years. XDBS is helping us gather a good mile of this intelligence by using their unique multi-channel approach."

Spearheading this relationship, Raghu Prabhu, CTO at Oceanos, adds, "We use XDBS's Asia-based delivery facilities to verify and append database. This is an added process to our proprietary List Optimizer™ technology. This clubbed with our unique research methodologies enable us to provide customized data to support all types of demand-creation activities to maximize your return on investment."

Adding to this, Kartik Anand, Founder & CEO at XDBS, says, "Oceanos is a leader in list intelligence and bespoke data solutions and we are very happy to be associated with them. Through this partnership, we will be working on projects for some of the largest technology & marketing brands, worldwide. We have had a very fruitful 2012 with Oceanos and we foresee this relationship only growing. XDBS uses years of time-tested processes to deliver accurate multi-channel demand generation services to its clients."

About Oceanos, Inc.

Oceanos designs data strategies and delivers List Intelligence™ to optimize sales and marketing performance. Our proprietary List Optimizer™ technology and unique research methodologies enable us to provide customized data to support all types of demand-creation activities to maximize your return on investment. More Information: http://www.oceanosinc.com.

About XDBS Corporation

XDBS Corporation is a leading Technology focused multi-channel demand generation & marketing company. XDBS provides services and solutions in the area of database, customer intelligence, content dissemination & syndication, event registration & traffic assurance, opportunity creation and other performance-based marketing services. It provides services to over 50 leading technology and marketing companies around the world with guaranteed results. More information: http://www.xdbscorp.com.

Philadelphia – Workspace virtualization leader RES Software today reported nearly 30 percent annual revenue growth year over year for 2012. RES Software experienced growth across all of its geographies, including a record number of North American sales and many new one million dollar-plus sales in Q4 2012.

RES Software achieved many significant milestones in 2012, including:

· A 37 percent increase in new license bookings

· Increase in global license bookings by 47 percent in Q4

· 138 percent growth in the U.S., fueled by very large deployments

· Completion of a 100K user license transaction

Klaus Besier, CEO of RES Software, said, “Dramatic changes are afoot in the IT industry as clients are demanding workspaces that more closely mirror their personal technology choices. But the consumerization of IT and hybrid end-user computing technologies also mean security risks and regulatory challenges - creating a perfect storm for enterprise IT. RES Software revolutionizes how IT professionals provide the innovative, flexible and reliable solutions business users are now demanding. We’re changing how workspace technologies are delivered. And increasingly those changes are happening on much larger scales.”

In 2012, RES Software implemented a strategic deal worth $3.5M with a Fortune 20 company, and signed a record number of new customers including France Telecom/Orange, Aetna insurance, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and conglomerate JN Data; and closed its fourth quarter with many new customers – including four that each yielded one million dollars or more in sales. Major RES Software wins are increasingly competitive wins, with customers choosing RES Software for its more comprehensive solution and its outstanding customer support. RES Software not only virtualizes the user’s workspace, but also provides an easy way to automate the delivery of services to the user’s desktop, giving IT professionals much greater leverage over their costs, compared to competitive offerings.

As a result of increasing its development resources in 2012 through a new development center in Bucharest, Romania, RES Software followed an aggressive timeline of new product launches and enhancements throughout the year, including the launch of RES HyperDrive, RES Automation Manager 2012 and RES Workspace Manager 2012.

RES Software has also invested in its leadership with the appointment of Steve Morton as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. An IT industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in IT software product strategy, Steve will focus on marketing and branding initiatives and will lead the global corporate and field marketing teams. Most recently, Steve served as Vice President of Product Marketing at Symantec. With experience from prior executive roles at Altiris, Peregrine Systems and Folio Corporation, Steve completes the leadership team of a company that is poised for continued and accelerated growth in 2013.

“Aging software platforms, the high cost and complexity of PC management, the rise of disruptive devices, and the virtualization of desktops and applications are pushing companies to search for simpler ways to manage how IT services are delivered to users,” said Steve Morton. “Consumers of corporate technology services and the IT administrators that deliver them are realizing the days of small scale manual delivery are over. The industry is moving towards large scale virtualization of user workspaces, automation of services, and a user-friendly, cost-cutting “IT store” style of delivery. RES Software has many new and improved products on deck for 2013 that will further change how our industry does business. I am energized and excited to be coming on board at this time to help our products and messages make a profound impact on the marketplace.”

About RES Software

RES Software manages and secures the key elements of a user’s computing experience, independent of work styles and devices. By automating how IT services are delivered to virtual workspaces and providing a user-friendly “IT store,” RES Software helps IT professionals master the impacts of IT consumerization, increasingly sophisticated corporate users, bring-your-own-device initiatives and cloud technologies. RES Software patented technologies are used by a global customer base, and include superior customer support. For more information, follow updates on Twitter @ressoftware and visit www.ressoftware.com.

london – Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced a significant company expansion in Europe. The announcement comes just weeks after Unitrends reported 2012 as the best year in company history, with 88 percent growth 2012 over 2011. Unitrends has already built a solid international presence, with steady sales and a growing network of customers and partners. The addition of a London-based hub will enable the company to better serve its constituents and advance its European business to match the high-velocity one it has created in the U.S.

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“Our strategy for success in Europe is to follow the same, three-pronged approach that has propelled us to explosive growth in the U.S.,” said Mike Coney, CEO of Unitrends. “This foundation consists of offering advanced technology that protects data across physical, virtual and cloud environments, providing customers with unrivaled support and service, and driving the company with strong leadership.”

Unitrends’ strong portfolio of all-one-one backup and recovery solutions is available in international markets, including the Recovery Series of physical appliances that support up to 97 TB of raw capacity, as well as Unitrends Enterprise Backup™, its software-only virtual appliance. With a focus on providing unified data protection across heterogeneous environments at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, Unitrends is continually investing in product development to help companies seamlessly protect data on-premise, on virtual machines and in the cloud. For example, last year, Unitrends became the first vendor to support Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V® and VMware® vSphere™ 5.1, and, in Q4, the company announced Unitrends Release 7.0, the next generation of software powering its physical and virtual appliances.

“In most cases, our customers’ infrastructures are and will remain a hybrid of physical and virtual servers,” said Carl Dipane, technical director at CD-DataHouse, one of a growing number of Unitrends’ distribution partners in the UK. “As they discover Unitrends, they realize that deploying different backup solutions for virtual, physical and cloud environments is neither economical nor practical. As a result, they are jumping ship from their existing backup technology providers and turning to Unitrends’ all-in-one solutions that protect data across heterogeneous environments. Unitrends delivers advanced technology with seamless simplicity and at a price point that SMBs can afford. As the company expands further into Europe, we will certainly do our part to help a growing local audience learn of the many benefits Unitrends provides.”

“We were looking for a solution that we could trust to back up and restore our data without requiring constant management by IT,” said Richard Palmer, IT manager at Balderton Capital. “This is exactly what we got with Unitrends. The technology was painless to deploy, and it’s extremely easy to use. I can honestly say that backup and recovery is one thing I don’t have to worry about anymore.”

Behind Unitrends’ innovative technology is an unrivaled support team that strives for a customer satisfaction rating exceeding 98 percent. Unitrends is working to build an established network of partners in Europe that will support the company in its mission to deliver the same superior level of care and service internationally that its North American customers have grown accustomed to. Unitrends is also actively recruiting a European General Manager to oversee operations and the company’s international success.

“Partnering with Unitrends was an easy decision for us," said Mukesh Gupta, managing director at e92plus, which signed on as one of Unitrends’ new UK partners earlier this month. "The company offers best-in-class backup and recovery technology that protects data across hybrid environments. Add to that the fact that the solutions are simple and affordable, and the company has unrivaled customer support, and we knew this was a partnership that would benefit our resellers tenfold. We look forward to supporting Unitrends in its mission to deliver to European customers the same level of care, commitment and value that has made it so successful in the U.S.”

As a kick-off to the company’s international expansion, Unitrends will be attending Cisco Live! London, taking place Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013, at the ICC London ExCeL. In addition to discussing the expansion, the company will also be demonstrating Unitrends Release 7.0 and showcasing the software’s new features that bolster data protection in virtualized and cloud environments, while providing an expanded range of platform and enterprise application support. Stop by Unitrends’ booth (E77) in the World of Solutions Exhibition to learn more and to enter to win a Microsoft® Surface™ giveaway.

For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.

About Unitrends

The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others). Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends' U.S.-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.

ResilienceONE® BCM software co-creator to discuss the creation strategy of the BCP Genome he co-authored

Plymouth Meeting, PA - January 29, 2013 | Frank Perlmutter (CBCP) (MBCI), president and co-founder
of Strategic BCP®, will present a one-hour Webinar—“Business Continuity Standards Untangled: Deciphering
Confusing and Overlapping Requirements, Using the BCP Genome
”—as part of the popular Disaster
Recovery Journal (DRJ) Webinar Series.

The session, scheduled for February 13 at 2:00 pm (EST), will examine a broad range of existing standards—including ISO, FFIEC, NIST, NFPA, Basel II, COSO, COBIT and others—with emphasis on the relative focus and strengths of the various standards. It will also address voluntary vs. mandatory standards, the benefits of adhering to multiple standards instead of a single standard, and related considerations in preparing for a continuity plan audit.

The keystone of the Webinar is the BCP Genome, an effort undertaken by Strategic BCP to map 16 major business continuity standards against 101 specific criteria across eight major areas of business continuity. “One immediately recognizable impact of the BCP Genome is that it shows how much each standard differs from the others, and how no single standard addresses all aspects of continuity practices,” notes Perlmutter. “This underscores the importance of working toward multiple standards—ideally all of them—instead of just a single standard.” According to Perlmutter, the single most comprehensive standard addresses only about 70% of the common factors in the BCP Genome, which forms the backbone for Strategic BCP's ResilienceONE BCM software.

Register to participate in the DRJ Webinar on Business Continuity Standards.

Compare ResilienceONE BCM Software capabilities, and its 100% compliance with the BCP Genome,
to the performance of static document-based and non-database software systems.

About ResilienceONE®

ResilienceONE® business continuity management (BCM) software from Strategic BCP® satisfies all aspects of BCM and compliance requirements—without costly add-on modules or hidden costs. It integrates risk assessment and management, BC plan development and maintenance, incident management, and compliance issues within one easy-to-implement solution. Plans are built within days instead of weeks, using a standard configuration and training. Jargon-free methodology promotes quicker, easier implementation among all users. Proprietary algorithms automatically prioritize critical business functions along with their associated personnel, IT resources, suppliers & facilities, to identify key objectives for risk management. Finally, custom reporting capabilities powered by a fully integrated relational database enable powerful “what-if” strategic analysis throughout the organization. Strategic BCP complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.

Kelowna, BC Canada – INTEK Cleaning & Restoration DKI in Sioux Falls South Dakota  joins a list of over 200 Esporta Certified Operators of North America that are restoring and not replacing soft contents utilizing the patented Esporta Wash System.

The small business that Jerry Berg started in 1984 to provide cleaning services in Sioux Falls, North Dakota has evolved into a full-service, 24 hour emergency water and sewer damage cleanup, fire/smoke damage restoration company.  By incorporating the Esporta ES-3300 Wash System into their company to restore soft contents and textiles, they added a professional contents cleaning service that differentiates them from their competition.

 “Immediately after installing our Esporta we got a  job and the Esporta restored everything. Another claim included a large quantity of  moldy shoes” stated  Kyle Berg, Project Manager, INTEK Cleaning and Restoration DKI. “The day after we received our onsite training from Esporta, we processed our second job.”

Part of the Esporta process for new operators involves holding information sessions for agents & adjusters in their area. “We had over thirty adjusters attend the Esporta marketing presentations – the information Esporta provides is terrific” stated Jerry Berg. “the adjusters were very impressed by our capability to now restore over 90% of every contents claim in house. Currently soft content claims are being processed 3 hours away.”

The Esporta Wash System technology has the capability to restore a wide range of category 2 & 3 gray and black water affected soft contents back to better than pre-loss condition. With third party lab report testing to support this technology, it truly makes the Esporta Wash System the only option to restore the affected items.

Click here to view pictures of the mold impacted job they cleaned and see the Intek state-of-the-art contents restoration facility.

Click here to learn more about the joining the Soft Contents Revolution and information on the Esporta Wash System.

Click here to register for a webinar on Wednesday February 6th at 8:00am PST on your steps to success and how you can differentiate from your competition and build substantial profits with the Esporta Turn Key System.

OTTAWA, Canada – Diablo Technologies, a proven innovator in memory system interface products, today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Board comprised of enterprise IT industry innovators to participate in the strategic direction of the company’s Memory Chanel Storage™ (MCS) technology from an applications perspective. The Diablo Technology Advisory Board will be chaired by company Chief Technology Officer Maher Amer and is comprised of independent members: John Borkenhagen, CTO at IBM; David Cohen, Senior Technologist at EMC; Michael Cornwell, Vice President and Founding Engineer at Pure Systems; Thomas Fry, Director of New Technology Pathfinding at Samsung Semiconductor, along with other industry thought leaders.

“As we prepare to launch our line of Memory Channel Storage products that enable next-generation enterprise server and storage system designs, we have set our sights on unprecedented levels of performance for current and future applications,” said Amer. “To that end, we have assembled a group of top industry innovators to help refine the development of our revolutionary NAND-flash system solutions built on Diablo’s MCS architecture and deliver new levels of performance, scalability and integration for enterprise application developers and end users.”

In November 2012, Diablo announced closing of a $28M equity investment round to fund completion of its groundbreaking Memory Channel Storage technology platform and to-be-announced system products that provide substantial improvements in transaction processing and data analysis within compute-servers, enterprise datacenters and cloud-computing facilities worldwide. The funding round was led by Battery Ventures and included additional financing from Celtic House Venture Partners, BDC Venture Capital, and Hasso Plattner Ventures.

About Diablo Technologies

Founded in 2003, Diablo is successfully delivering products that enhance the performance and capability of memory system designs. Diablo's innovative Memory Channel Storage technology platform is leveraging the disruptive capability of NAND-flash and future Non-Volatile Memory technologies to enable increased levels of application performance supported by a new class of enterprise server and storage system designs.

The Diablo executive management team, now developing its third family of memory interface solutions, has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, Matrox Graphics, Goal Semiconductor, BroadTel Communications, ENQ Semiconductor, IceFyre Semiconductor, Mosaid Techologies and Huawei.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Connectivity solutions vendor, ELLKAY, and electronic healthcare systems provider, SOAPware, have partnered in order to offer more options and greater functionality in PM system integrations for EHR customers. A nationwide leader in data solutions, ELLKAY offers integration and conversion services for laboratories, practice management systems, and electronic health records. The two companies will work together implementing the ELLKAY connectivity bridge for SOAPware clients, which will allow the SOAPware EHR to function optimally with almost any existing practice management system.

The recent relationship was spurred by an increased demand for greater flexibility and intercommunication between the SOAPware EHR and external PM solutions. For SOAPware officials, the new partnership represents a landmark achievement amidst almost two decades of promoting efficiency in medical practices worldwide. SOAPware Founder and President Randall Oates, M.D. affirms, "Maximum integration between EHR and practice management solutions will be central to survival in a system shifting towards outcome-based repayment. The ELLKAY solution will aid to facilitate productivity amid the challenges of future US healthcare."

ELLKAY administrators are also confident that their product will meet the needs of SOAPware customers using outside PM systems. "Connecting with over 450 systems across over 800 versions, ELLKAY is the best choice for SOAPware clients to rely on for long term connectivity solutions," stated ELLKAY Vice President of Business Development, Michael Fishweicher. Because ELLKAY conducts a comprehensive site survey for each potential client, their solutions are highly customized based on specific needs and system attributes.

ELLKAY has been dedicated to synchronizing health-related systems for over a decade, and their solutions are proven to show a significant ROI within minimal amounts of time. Using the ELLKAY bridge, SOAPware customers will be able to transmit information regarding demographics, charges, and appointments seamlessly between the EHR and a variety of practice management systems. Both parties believe the ELLKAY interface will offer superior customer support, greater capabilities, and a more competitive value than similar options available in the past.

About ELLKAY

ELLKAY is a recognized nationwide leader, providing healthcare connectivity solutions and services for more than a decade. We are known to empower diagnostic laboratories, EMR/PMS companies, ACO and HIE companies, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations with cutting-edge technologies and solutions that improve their bottom line. Dedicated to providing connectivity to the healthcare industry, we understand that every business is different, and work with our clients to provide innovative, customizable solutions and unparalleled service. To learn more about ELLKAY please visit http://www.ellkay.com.

About SOAPware

Founded by physicians, SOAPware, Inc. has adhered to a simple philosophy of delivering affordable technology to healthcare clinicians for over two decades. We are committed to the mission of improving healthcare and the quality of life by empowering medical professionals and patients with innovative technology and services. To learn more about SOAPware, visit http://www.SOAPware.com.