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STAMFORD, Conn. – Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce today announced a new partnership with Scalable Systems, a data, analytics and global digital transformation company. The partnership will combine each company’s strength in technology and data to enhance healthcare members’ experience with their insurance companies.

In the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, insurance companies constantly need to identify ways in which to lower costs and improve member satisfaction for sustainable growth. One way to both reduce costs and enhance customers’ experience is by better understanding a member’s journey. In the healthcare industry, a member’s journey includes every stage a person goes through, from enrollment, to care, to care management and preventive health.

Scalable Systems has developed a solution that tracks and analyzes members’ journey using a value-based model to provide insights on healthcare members on which to base insurance related decisions. To enhance their solution, Scalable Systems uses demographic and geospatial data sets from Pitney Bowes and using APIs, connects to several modules of the Pitney Bowes Spectrum Platform: Universal Addressing Module, Enterprise Geocoding Module, Location Intelligence Module and Enterprise Routing Module. Integrating the data and technologies of both companies will generate deeper member insights faster and with a higher degree of accuracy for the healthcare industry than ever before.

“The Pitney Bowes Enterprise Location Intelligence platform, Spectrum® Spatial, and data sets are perfect complements to our IntelliPayer solution for healthcare payers,” said Sam Biswal, CEO of Scalable Systems. “Combining real-time data, predictive analytics and big data insights with our modeling technique will provide the information required for effective interaction with today’s insurance members.”

“We are excited to welcome Scalable Systems into our partner network and to work with them on a solution that is top-of-mind today,” said Mark Taylor, Senior Vice President, Software Channels. “Together our synergies and technologies will deliver increased value to healthcare insurance companies and their members.”

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions, services and data from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.

About Scalable Systems

Scalable Systems is a data, analytics and digital transformation company focused on vertical-specific solutions. By providing next generation solutions and services, the company helps organizations to identify risks and opportunities, achieve operational excellence and to gain an innovative edge. Scalable Systems is headquartered in Piscataway NJ with additional operations in Europe and Asia. Scalable Health, the healthcare division of Scalable Systems that specializes in providing next generation healthcare data, analytics and digital transformation solutions enabling healthcare organizations to optimize healthcare.

Everbridge’s Safety Connection Greatly Improves Digital Streaming Company’s Ability to Locate and Communicate with Employees During Critical Events

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that Hulu, a premium streaming television destination, has selected Everbridge’s Safety Connection™ solution to improve their ability to locate and communicate with mobile, travelling and remote employees during critical business incidents and emergencies.

.@Hulu selects @everbridge to enhance global employee #safety

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Traditional manual approaches to critical communications may be insufficient in ensuring physical security and employee safety. Crises occur quickly and without warning so deploying Everbridge Safety Connection to keep track of employees’ locations, even when they are traveling or moving between buildings and campuses, is a critical component to ensuring global employee safety. The solution aggregates geo-location data from multiple systems – wireless network access points, travel itineraries, home and office location records, and check-ins through its mobile application – to take a multi-pronged approach to locating employees, responders, contractors or visitors who are potentially at risk. Leveraging this data, organizations can then target notifications via SMS text, voice, mobile app, digital signage or desktop alerts.

“During a location-specific critical event, time is of the essence so companies need to be able to quickly find and communicate with their global employees,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge’s Safety Connection solution dynamically locates people who may be at risk, or can respond to an incident, and automates targeted, relevant communications to keep people safe and informed.”

About Everbridge:
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides critical event management 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, which include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement™, Secure Messaging and Internet of Things, 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, Lansing, Beijing, London and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated opportunity and trends for growth in our critical communications and enterprise safety applications and our overall business, our market opportunity, our expectations regarding sales of our products, and our goal to maintain market leadership and extend the markets in which we compete for customers. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Words such as "expect," "anticipate," "should," "believe," "target," "project," "goals," "estimate," "potential," "predict," "may," "will," "could," "intend," variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control. Our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to: the ability of our products and services to perform as intended and meet our customers’ expectations; our ability to attract new customers and retain and increase sales to existing customers; our ability to increase sales of our Mass Notification application and/or ability to increase sales of our other applications; developments in the market for targeted and contextually relevant critical communications or the associated regulatory environment; our estimates of market opportunity and forecasts of market growth may prove to be inaccurate; we have not been profitable on a consistent basis historically and may not achieve or maintain profitability in the future; the lengthy and unpredictable sales cycles for new customers; nature of our business exposes us to inherent liability risks; our ability to successfully integrate businesses and assets that we may acquire; our ability to maintain successful relationships with our channel partners and technology partners; our ability to manage our growth effectively; our ability to respond to competitive pressures; potential liability related to privacy and security of personally identifiable information; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, and the other risks detailed in our risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not limited to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 filed with the SEC on November 14, 2016. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. We undertake no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

All Everbridge products are trademarks of Everbridge, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Growth Accelerates as Enterprise and Hybrid-Cloud Demand Continue to Increase in Parallel with the Shift to Digital Transformation

BAAR, Switzerland – Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced another record quarter, fueled by explosive gains in Enterprise and Cloud revenues. During Q1’17, Veeam recorded a 33 percent YoY increase in total bookings revenue while Enterprise new license bookings grew 17 percent annually. Cloud revenue enabled by Veeam Cloud and Service Providers (VCSPs) grew 59 percent YoY, helping enterprises transform their operations to deliver 24.7.365 Availability that users demand in today’s digital world.

Veeam recorded a 33% YoY increase in total bookings revenue for Q1'17

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“It’s no small feat for a company with more than $600 million in annual bookings to deliver 33% growth YoY, and I’m enormously proud of our entire team,” said Peter McKay, President and COO at Veeam. “Looking ahead, we expect continued growth for the remainder of this year, fueled by new Veeam product releases, joint product offerings with our Alliances partners, further share gains in Enterprise, and Veeam-powered cloud solutions.”

“Globally, organizations now recognize they need the 24.7.365 Availability that only Veeam provides. We continue to expand our worldwide Enterprise sales teams to meet that demand, especially in North America and EMEA,” said McKay. “These additions will support our customers’ and partners’ strategic digital transformation initiatives.”

Additional highlights from Q1 2017 include:

  • DRaaS and BaaS adoption: The Veeam Cloud Business, which provides service providers with ready-made opportunities to offer Disaster Recover-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), reported 59 percent YoY revenue growth.
  • Enterprise growth and momentum: At the end of Q1 2017, Veeam counted 74 percent of the Fortune 500 and 56 percent of the Global 2000 as customers. Enterprise new license bookings grew 17 percent annually,
  • 242,000 customers worldwide: Veeam added close to 12,000 total paid customers in Q1 2017, keeping pace with the historical new customer acquisition average of approximately 4,000 per month.
  • 13.9 million virtual machines (VMs) are protected with Veeam Availability solutions. More than 1 million of these VMs are protected via Veeam Cloud Service Providers (VCSPs).
  • Partner expansion: Veeam’s 100 percent commitment to the channel continues to attract new resellers. There are now 47,000 Veeam ProPartners and 15,000 VCSPs globally.
  • Expanded executive team: Jeff Giannetti joined Veeam as Vice President of North American Sales from Cleversafe, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Previously, Jeff spent more than 10 years at NetApp where he served as Vice President of US Commercial Sales.
  • Strengthened Alliances: Veeam joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program. The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers, providing a one-stop shop for the validated solution. Veeam also launched the only fully integrated Data Protection solution for Cisco HyperFlex, providing the first native snapshot capability for the hyper-converged infrastructure offering.

 

About Veeam Software

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 47,000 ProPartners and more than 242,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com.

Industry Leader's New Infographic Challenges Readers to Determine If Their Organizations Are Fully Prepared

RESTON, Va. – RockDove Solutions, the developer of the In Case of Crisis mobile app, has created an infographic detailing how organizations can determine if their disaster recovery plans are sufficient for whatever crises might come their way. The infographic, Audit Your Disaster Recovery Plan, can be viewed at www.rockdovesolutions.com/blog/infographic-audit-your-disaster-recovery-plan.

Most organizations say they take disaster recovery seriously, with plans and protocols in place for every possible situation. However, having a DR program in place isn't the same as being truly prepared for a disaster. Successful preparation involves regular reviews and audits to ensure each element of a plan is up to date and working as intended. RockDove's new infographic presents a quick-decision tree that helps businesses assess their current level of preparedness. Other features of the infographic include:

  • Pertinent disaster recovery statistics
  • Results of being not prepared, somewhat prepared, and well prepared
  • Next steps organizations can take to improve their disaster preparedness

"No one wants their business to be vulnerable during a crisis," says Chris Britton, Chief Operating Officer of RockDove Solutions. "Many organizations believe their disaster recovery plans will be sufficient, only to be scrambling when a crisis does occur. Also, an in-progress crisis is the worst time to find out your plan isn't working. Our new infographic is a resource for companies that want to learn more about disaster recovery and what steps they can take to be better prepared."

For additional information about this new infographic or RockDove Solutions' services, visit the company's website at http://www.rockdovesolutions.com.

About RockDove Solutions
RockDove Solutions, developer of the award-winning mobile app, In Case of Crisis, gives you the ultimate speed of response in a crisis, with the ability to immediately access and activate plans. Used by over 750 public and private institutions in the rapidly growing enterprise mobile marketplace, RockDove Solutions' award winning crisis app prepares companies to quickly and effectively respond to crises. For more information, visit http://www.rockdovesolutions.com.

 

LAS VEGAS – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has published a new standard of care for the cleaning and decontamination associated with trauma and crime scenes.

The new ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and defines the criteria and methodology behind its findings for the inspection and cleaning of blood and other potentially infectious material contamination.

The S540 Standard describes the procedures to be followed (after all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies) and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item or location.

“Many great minds in the fields of inspection, cleaning, restoration and infection control came together to collaborate on the S540,” said Pete Duncanson, Chairman of the IICRC. “Trauma and crime scene cleanup is a comprehensive job that if not done correctly, can impact the safety and well-being of future occupants if not completely remediated. Every company doing this type of remediation should consider obtaining a copy of the S540 Standard as a comprehensive resource for their company and their crews.”

Procedures for the following components of trauma and crime scene cleanup are included in the new Standard:

  • Principles of trauma and crime scene cleanup

  • Safety and health

  • Biocide and antimicrobial technology

  • Administrative procedures, documentation and risk Management

  • Inspection and Preliminary Determination

  • Equipment and Tools

  • Limitations, Complexities, Complications and Conflicts

  • Structural Remediation

  • Vehicle and Machinery Construction

  • Contents Remediation

  • Containment and Disposal of Waste or Sharps

  • Confirmation of Cleanliness

When selecting or recommending a trauma and crime scene cleanup company in your area, be sure they are up to date in the latest industry standards and certifications to ensure the proper cleaning and remediation of blood and other potentially infectious material contamination.

As an international nonprofit that offers certifications in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry, the IICRC has been gathering technical information, suggesting procedures and setting ethical standards for the cleaning and restoration industry for more than 40 years.

IICRC Certified Firms have been thoroughly vetted, and must meet specific requirements including yearly continued education, proof of insurance and must employ technicians who are up-to-date on their certifications.

To find an IICRC Certified Firm that specializes in trauma and crime scene cleanup in your area, visit http://www.iicrc.org/findafirm.

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About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.