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Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Nerdio all about. What do you do? Vadim Vladimirskiy: Nerdio is a proven IT-as-a-service platform with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology at its core. Nerdio is designed for IT departments that need a way to easily manage their ever-increasing workloads. Nerdio allows users to efficiently manage their complete IT environments by giving them full visibility and control of users' desktops. In addition to virtual desktops, the Nerdio platform includes unlimited virtual servers, Microsoft Office 365 security, and disaster recovery - plus 24/7/365 support. Who is your target audience and how do you reach them? Vladimirskiy: We have a two-pronged approach to market: direct and channel (managed service providers, or MSPs). On the direct side of things, we target internal IT professiona... (more)

The Rise of the Cloud Put Messaging and Collaboration in the Dark | @CloudExpo #APM #Cloud

The Rise of the Cloud Put Messaging and Collaboration in the Dark Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is the New GSX Solutions and Gizmo all about and what do you do? JF Piot, Vice President Product Management at GSX: GSX Solutions specializes in the monitoring of Messaging & Collaboration environments. For many years now, GSX has helped its customers by providing state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for IBM applications, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business along with the entire Office 365 suite. What's new with GSX V12 is the ability to deploy and manage multiple GSX Robot Users centrally in order to test all these services from every critical location that our customers may have. The rise of the cloud has put Messaging and Collaboration in the dark when it comes to measuring the service delivered to end-users... (more)

Incident Management with Cloud-Based Targeted Communications | @CloudExpo @xMatters_inc #API #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is xMatters all about and what do you do? Troy McAlpin, CEO of xMatters: Here at xMatters we provide two-way, targeted communications for management of time-sensitive events, such as cloud service or network outages, supply-chain disruptions and  natural disasters. Our cloud-based solution notifies the right people on the right channels for software deployments or major incidents, and allows those being notified to respond, comment, and move the workflow forward.  If you're supporting a DevOps environment, it also allows leaders, engineers, resolvers and employees to manage highly automated technology environments and ensure issues are easily resolved without interrupting the wrong personnel. Our solution for the Enterprise DevOps toolchain stitches together the disparate operational tools to he... (more)

New Marketing Methods for Cloud Software | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter #Virtualization

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Why did you choose Workspot as a company, and why do you think the Workspot product is a winner? Brad Peterson, New VP of Marketing at Workspot: I've known and respected Amitabh Sinha for years - we worked together at Citrix in the early days of VDI.  As I learned more about what Workspot has created over the last 3+ years, I came to understand the significance of their value and timing. During my time at Citrix, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting CIOs from around the world. We would get into discussions regarding their biggest challenges and opportunities, and I had a front row seat to emerging trends like VDI, BYOD, mobility, and the emergence of the cloud. What I learned in the end was that VDI is vital to the success of many enterprise and SMB companies, yet the complexity and expense of managing the infras... (more)

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Blockchain

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things, Sharing Economies, and Social Networks Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Lisk all about and what do you do? Max Kordek, CEO of Lisk: Lisk is a cryptocurrency based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), but also a blockchain application and sidechain platform. With our Lisk App SDK, JavaScript developers can deploy their own sidechains and develop blockchain applications on top of them. The fact that Lisk apps are running in their own sidechains allow them to be extremely flexible. Developers can design their own sidechain and app with all the necessary features. Additionally, being on sidechains, the Lisk platform can host thousands of apps without a problem. The main blockchain of Lisk stays extremely lean and efficient. All apps are easily accessible from within our own app... (more)

Assistance On the Go By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

If you've ever been on the receiving end of the IT help line during a critical project, you know the feeling of being at the mercy of the established processes of calling or emailing, creating a "trouble ticket" and awaiting a response. Working remotely or on a mobile device proves even more challenging to a prompt solution.  In contrast, Workspot's integrated in-app support incorporates helpdesk support directly inside the Workspot application. This enables all users, whether in the office or on the go, to get help from IT without sending an email, placing a call, or even without leaving the Workspot application. It's a the same as the "live-chat" option you've probably seen when shopping online.  You click the "help desk" icon which opens a dialog box, enabling immediate communication and much faster resolution to problems in real time. What is a common tool in sh... (more)

Voxeet Natural Conferencing Takes the Stress out of Conference Calls

Hi Stephane, please tell us, what is Voxeet all about and what do you do? Stephane Giraudie, CEO of Voxeet: Voxeet is an improvement to conference calls so radical that it's hard to imagine going back to archaic audio bridges or spotty P2P services. Despite the fact that conference calls can be an awful experience, there has been little or no innovation over the past decade. Those days are over. Voxeet solves those daily frustrations and enables teams to have crystal clear, relaxed and more productive conversations, and feel like they are talking around a table. We call this Natural Conferencing, and once you've tried Voxeet, you'll never go back. What business or technology could yours disrupt? Giraudie: Existing audio conferencing is still in the Dark Ages, relying on the same old technology invented over a century ago by Alexander Graham Bell - even with over 10... (more)

Enterprise Archiving Application | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData

Enterprise Archiving Application Based on Apache Hadoop Enables Low Cost Bulk Data Storage Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what Solix is  all about and what do you do? Sai Gundavelli: Solix Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions - we are transforming information management with the first enterprise archiving and data lake application suite for big data, called the Solix Big Data Suite. Solix is helping organizations learn more from their data with enterprise analytics and achieving Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) goals. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) and Solix EDMS Standard Edition enables organizations to improve application performance, meet compliance objectives and reduce the cost of data management across the enterprise. My responsibility as CEO a... (more)

Complex Websites Are at Increased Risk for Security Breaches By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what SiteLock is all about and what do you do? Neill Feather: Complete website security is essential for businesses, but can be an intimidating investment. SiteLock was started in 2008 to help businesses protect their online presence with reliable, high-quality and reasonably-priced security solutions. SiteLock's website security tools find, fix and prevent potential threats, helping companies protect their data and reputations, and ensure a consistent user experience. SiteLock also offers access to 24/7 support to step in if needed, regardless of where customers are in the world. Tell us about your recent study with Wharton Business school? Feather: Our recent study developed by faculty from the Wharton School analyzed one million SiteLock-scanned sites from February through April 2015.  Its findin... (more)

Put the Power in PowerPoint by Creating Meaningful Connections | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Put the Power in PowerPoint by Creating Meaningful Connections with Audiences Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Zeetings all about and what do you do? Rob Kawalsky: Zeetings is a cloud-based presentation and content interaction platform that transforms an audience from passive viewers into active participants. We believe presentations are more than a set of slides-they are about building a connection between presenters and their audiences. We also believe that great outcomes are achieved not just by talking but by listening. Zeetings creates this genuine connection between presenters and audiences, changing the paradigm from a one-way monologue to a two-way conversation. Unlike a traditional presentation, a "zeeting" is a social and interactive experience accessible via any connected device, coupled with data-driven analytics... (more)

GSX Solutions Launches GSX Monitor and Analyzer for IronPort By @xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The ability to check the status of IronPort's health and usage is critical - and we allow you to do so from the same dashboard that also monitors the messaging servers. When IronPort fails, the entire email flow is shut down, meaning nobody in your organization can send or receive emails. Tell us about GSX Monitor supporting IronPort. To start, what is IronPort? JF Piot, VP Product Management of GSX Solutions: The original IronPort Systems, Inc., was a company that designed and sold products and services to protect enterprises against internet threats. IronPort is now owned by Cisco Systems and called ESA (Email Security Appliance), and is mainly used for mail security such as email encryption, anti-spam, and antivirus. How does IronPort fit into your overall mission at GSX? Piot: At GSX Solutions, our mission is to create consolidated monitoring and reporting solutio... (more)