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Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global leader in data storage, today announced it has partnered with ENCRYPTX Corporation, a BeCompliant Company and a leader in data security and policy control and management for removable storage, to develop and market highly secure CD-R, DVD-R & Blu-ray optical media with EncryptDisc™ technology from ENCRYPTX. Under the agreement, the companies have incorporated the ENCRYPTX EncryptDisc AES 256-bit encryption and burning technology into a line of secure, printable optical media products from Imation. Imation and ENCRYPTX have also announced that they have selected OEM partners Compass Medical, North Central Sight Services, and Rocky Mountain RAM to customize and supply the discs for certain government, medical and other regulated markets. “As the global leader in optical media with more than 50 years experience helping commercial us... (more)

Stage7 Systems Unveils Full Suite of HIPAA-Compliant Cloud IT Hosting Solutions for Hospitals and Medical Practices

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stage7 Systems, a healthcare information technology consulting firm, has partnered with a premier data center service provider to offer a full suite of HIPAA-compliant IT infrastructure hosting solutions to community & rural hospitals (<250 beds) and private medical practices. As part of a fully hosted healthcare IT infrastructure, Stage7 Systems can deliver any combination of: Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI) Hosted Clinical Applications (EMR/EHR) Hosted Practice Management Applications (PM) Hosted Business Applications (ERP) Hosted Messaging Systems (Email) Hosted Productivity Applications Hosted Secure File Storage To learn more about this offering from Stage7 Systems, visit http://www.stage7systems.com/hosting These hosted solutions offer healthcare providers a way to significantly reduce their internal IT hard... (more)

21st century Modern Alarm systems continue to play a key role in various institutions and industries

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Modern alarm systems for decades now have continued to play a key role in a number of industries across the world. Alarm systems have become part and parcel of the human lifestyle and even though sometimes the sound of alarms can be annoying, the role they play in time management is indeed very huge. 21st century modern alarm systems have found their way into a number of key sectors. From fire alarm systems to Security breach alarm systems, the sophistication of modern alarms has made life safer, time-conscious and easily manageable. A lot of people agree that alarm systems are a necessity in human life. Whilst a lot use alarms to wake them up every morning, the extent alarm systems are used in security, health, fire safety and hazard control is exceptional. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/MN67503)... (more)

GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

Green Storage Journal In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions. BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% of the total energy supply in the UK and are the largest buyer of green electricity. Richard speaks of his projects across BT to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon by 2016 from 1996 levels. Stating “there are two simple ways of reducing Carbon emissions, by reducing consumption or to source En... (more)

Cloud Economics – Amazon, Microsoft, Google Compared

Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computing? As I had stated earlier, it is all about cost saving … (1) through elastic capacity and (2) through economy of scale. So, for any CIO who is interested in moving to cloud, it is very important to understand what the cost elements are for different cloud solutions. I am going to look at 3 platforms: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure. They are sufficiently different from each other and each of these companies is following a different cloud strategy – so we need to understand their pricing model. (A word of caution: this analysis is as per the published data on 20th January, 2010 and ... (more)

Virtual, Cloud & IT Availability - Shared Responsibility & Common Sense

In case you missed it, recently the State of Oregon had a data center computer problem (ok, storage and application outage) that resulted in unemployment benefits not being provided. Tony Knotzer over at Network Computing did a story Oregon Storage Debacle Highlights Need To Plan For Failure and asked me for some perspectives that you can read here. The reason I bring this incident up is not to join in the feeding frenzy that usually occurs when something like this happens, instead, to touch on what should be common. What is lacking at times (or more needed) is common sense when it comes to designing and managing flexible scalable data infrastructures. “Fundamental IT 101 is that all technology will fail, despite what the vendors tell you,” Schulz said. And the most likely time technology will fail, he notes, is when people are involved -- doing configurations, mak... (more)

Acid or Green Rain from Cloud Computing?

The world's data centers collectively are said to be producing more carbon emissions than consumers within many countries (Italy, The Netherlands and Argentina are some of the more headline-grabbing examples that have been cited of late). "The whole industry must be more efficient" is an all too common battle cry, in reaction to that. But does that really wash - or is it just more greenwash? As the need for computing technology grows, we are seeing more and more organizations considering building in house data centres, which will lead to a huge overall increase in carbon emissions. It's madness, really, when the data they are storing and processing could be residing on someone else's servers, under an outsourcing agreement. This is all about economies of scale. After all, a business that has only a single rack, or very few racks, in its data centre still has to pow... (more)

IBC 2009 Exhibitor Profiles

IBC 2009 takes place Sept. 11 - 15, 2009 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. Business Wire is the official news wire for IBC 2009. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at Tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are IBC 2009 exhibitor profiles.   Company: A & C LTD Stand: 11:E10 Media Contact: Frank Fletcher Phone: 44 (0)20 8427 5168 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.powerpod.co.uk   A & C is an Academy Award Winning manufacturer of robotic camera systems for TV & Film. It has accumulated extensive experience in designing and manufacturing Remote Camera Systems over twenty five years.   Principle products are the POWER-POD, PEE-POD & TRACK-POD ranges.   Options include full memory playback with Touch Screen Control.     Company: ADI video technologies, ltd. Stand: Hall 5, stand... (more)

OpenFeint Co-Founder Peter Relan Launches OpenKit: A Backend-as-a-Service for Cross Platform Mobile Developers Seeking Cloud Data Storage, Leaderboards, Social Network Integration and More

BURLINGAME, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- Peter Relan, the co-founder of OpenKit, the first completely open backend-as-a-service (BAAS) platform for mobile developers with a guarantee of no lock-in of developer data, today announced that over five hundred developers have signed up for OpenKit since it was announced last month, and an official private beta program is being kicked off today. OpenKit is for Android and iOS developers interested in providing Cloud Data Storage for Game State, Leaderboards, Achievements, Multiplayer Features, Push Notifications, and In-App Purchases to their games -- with the freedom to host their own backend service. The source code will be made available under Apache (for client code) and AGPL (for server code) licenses. Developers planning to participate in the private beta and/or contribute to the open source project can registe... (more)

Everyone Should Be Skeptical About Cloud Service Providers

As we plummet down into Gartner's "trough of disillusionment", the cloud skeptics are making their voices heard. Although my professional focus is at the forefront of the cloud storage wave, I can not disagree with the content of articles with sensational headlines like "Cloud Storage: It's Strictly For Airheads" and "Why Cloud Storage Use Could Be Limited in Enterprises". The authors are doing exactly what everyone should be doing: Questioning the viability and suitability of cloud storage in the enterprise. The truth is, although I'm not the "cloud police", not all managed storage services are created equal. In fact, lots of them are, to put it bluntly, not worth much. Many cloud backup and archiving services use bare un-protected disk drives to store data, have no redundancy built into the system, and try to scrape up every cent by using home-brewed hardware. This... (more)

Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01171942/Cloud-Business-Solutions-Social-Media-and-Platform-Systems-of-Engagement-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2013-to-2019.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 1, 2013) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018. The 2013 study has 673 pages, 165 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the cloud com... (more)