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What is your company about, what's your mission? Simon Dixon, CEO of BnkToTheFuture: BnkToTheFuture.com is the largest online investment platform for investing in FinTech, Bitcoin and Blockchain companies. We believe the future of finance looks very different from the past and we aim to invest and provide trading opportunities for qualifying investors that want to build a portfolio in the sector in compliance with international financial regulations. We are here to support the growth and disruption being built around Bitcoin and Blockchain as it takes more and more market share from traditional finance and banks. Security: How secure is the blockchain and/or smart contract? Dixon: The next phase of our business is to take our traditional equity investments and put them on the Blockchain for added transparency and liquidity in compliance with international securities... (more)

Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

The phrase "Mind the Gap" was first introduced in 1969 in London as a warning for passengers to watch for the gap between the train door and the station platform.  The need to warn passengers is and was the result of some stations being located on curves and at varying heights relative to the tracks.  The warning is intended to prevent injuries. Mind the gap is also a relevant warning for organizations today.  The gap I am referring to is the one between your customers' expectations and your ability to meet those expectations given your current IT infrastructure and legacy systems. Today consumers have amazing power and real-time capabilities in their mobile devices.  They have incredible user experiences and powerful apps connected to real-time analytics, transactional services, turn-by-turn navigation, mobile payments and mobile commerce capabilities.  They have ins... (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)

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)

Corporate Communication, Collaboration and Team Interaction | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps like Facebook and Twitter and internal, private apps like Microsoft Office and team collaboration tools. Currently businesses, educational institutions and healthcare organizations cobble together their communications with multiple tools - email, websites, public social media - with the related costs, lack of control and inefficiencies. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Carii all about and what do you do? Denise Hayman-Loa, CEO, Carii, Inc: Carii is the market leader in the new category of cloud-based enterprise solutions serving the needs of communities such as businesses, educational institutions and large non-profits who want to interact and collaborate in a private, secure manner. Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps... (more)

OTRS Launches all New Turnkey Software Packages for Help Desk and ITSM

OTRS (www.otrs.com) today launched turnkey packages for OTRS Help Desk and OTRS ITSM. The new service and support Editions enable customers of all sizes, from SMBs to enterprises, to get up and running in a matter of days with complete help desk and ITSM solutions. The new Editions provide a mix of consulting, training, and support based on an organization's size and complexity. The Basic Edition is suited to small organizations or single locations that need quick implementation of a simple solution. The Professional Edition is for mid-sized organizations with two to three departments or locations that need additional features plus training. The Enterprise Edition is for large organizations that require custom deployments for multiple departments or locations on a scale of OTRS clients such as NASA, Siemens, Nokia, and Toshiba. "The cooperation with OTRS has been pe... (more)

The Improbability of Resource Planning

Imagine you run an eCommerce web site, and you know that on "Black Friday," that magical day after Thanksgiving when retailers drop prices and rev up sales, you would require substantially more servers to accommodate the anticipated spike in online traffic. If you were operating in a private cloud, you could go to IT and request a dozen more servers for the day, and IT could have them ready to roll on Black Friday. What's more, IT could arrange for the machines to be shut down on Saturday, so it wouldn't cost you a penny more than you need to spend. If you were in a traditional IT shop, you would be out of luck. Back in the day, if you knew you had a big resource push like a Black Friday traffic spike coming, there really wasn't much you could do about it. It's not as though you could ask IT to temporarily buy two dozen servers to accommodate your one-day rush. Toda... (more)

How-to and Benefits of Using PowerShell

GSXSolutions [www.gsx.com], a provider of  proactive, consolidated monitoring and reporting of enterprise collaboration environments, including MicrosoftExchange, Microsoft SharePoint, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and LotusNotes, announced a 45-minute webinar, "Get the most out of PowerShell cmdlets to track the health of your Exchange 2010 environment" with live Q&A Nov. 27. During this webinar, GSX Solutions will show how to make the most of PowerShell combined with its powerful and comprehensive monitoring and reporting solutions. Together they provide agentless out- of- the-box alerting, statistics, and reporting. Administrators can build profiles that enable them to instantly and easily compare key metrics across servers, to quickly identify and prioritize issues. The services that Microsoft Exchange Server provides are extremely important and that is wh... (more)

Turning IT Departments into Superheroes | @CloudExpo #ITaaS #Cloud #Virtualization

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 Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI | @CloudExpo #VDI #Cloud #Microservices

The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI and How It Affects Your Bottom Line What is "Cloud-washing" anyway? Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot: Today, everywhere you turn IT solutions are moving to the cloud. Or at least, that's what IT vendors would like you to believe. In many cases, what's really happening is that IT products are being rebranded and marketed as cloud solutions. In other words, they're being "cloud-washed." As TechTarget describes - "Cloud washing (also spelled cloudwashing) is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or service by associating the buzzword "cloud" with it." While many of these solutions do have some cloud integration, their designs don't have the backend infrastructure or dedicated management teams to support a truly cloud-native solution. Instead, vendors are adapting their solutions and modifying... (more)

Technology Drivers Disrupting the MSP Market | @CloudExpo #Cloud #ITaaS #Azure

Paul Guerin is a serial entrepreneur who has over 25 years of high-tech experience and channel sales and development. What are the technology drivers creating the disruption the MSP market? Nerdio Paul F. Guerin, VP of Sales and Business Development: The ubiquitous availability of business grade internet, enterprise class colo facilities, and advancements in virtualization technology coupled with cloud IaaS from Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) are changing the way way MSPs deliver services to the customers in a disruptive way. Where are managed services going? Guerin: Historically MSPs derived their revenue from selling hardware and software and providing the professional service needed to implement business solutions for their customers. Today, while the MSP market is flourishing, revenue from those traditional sources is shrinking and all of the growth is being... (more)