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RISC Networks and Velostrata Team Up to Deliver End-to-End Cloud Journey Solution

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RISC Networks and Velostrata announce joint integration to deliver the best-in-class cloud migration solution. Successful cloud migrations almost always require a collaborative effort. Cloud migration occurs through several different, but crucial, phases, and require an end-to-end solution which leverages the right software and partners from beginning to end.

RISC Networks ITOA Platform is implemented for the first and final phases of the migration process: discovery and migration planning to start, and migration validation after the move. You can't successfully move applications and related databases without gaining a complete picture of how everything is interconnected. The RISC Networks Platform allows you to discover all in-scope devices, automatically create application stacks and quickly see the level of effort (rscore) required to move a stack. Additionally, IT professionals can rationalize their applications, evaluate cost and resource estimates, and create a cloud migration plan within the platform. At this point, users (automatically) convert the Asset Report from the RISC Networks Portal into a Velostrata automation runbook. Through the implementation of the Velostrata runbook, users can automatically migrate their on-premises workloads and applications into the cloud based on the sequence and instance types (among other customer desired variables) defined in their runbook.

Building Customer Confidence and Trust in Your Business

As a business, one of the most important things you need is the trust and confidence of your customers. If you cannot achieve that, then your company will struggle to retain the customers as you constantly have to acquire new ones, costing you more money than necessary. The only way that you can gain the trust of your customers is to show them that you can be relied upon to deal with them honestly and keep all their data safe. How can you start to build the confidence of your customers?

Be More Than Just Another Company

The first thing that you need to do to win over your customers is to behave more than just another cold faced company. Too many companies try to distance themselves from their customers instead of trying to relate to them. It can cause some customers to distrust big businesses and think that their priority is to make a sale and keep their customer's money, regardless of whether their goods are worth it. It can be made worse if those same companies are not engaging especially with customer service, and it is important that you try to be as personable with your customers as possible. You need to answer questions and do what you can to help them. In your advertising, use the words "you" and "yours" more than "I" and "we," this will make you appear that you are talking to the individual.

Unitrends Extends Cloud Backup Solutions with Spanning Partnership

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Unitrends, the global leader of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, today announced expanded cloud backup solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Salesforce through a new technology partnership with Spanning Cloud Apps. This key partnership between two leaders in cloud backup will enable customers to protect critical software-as-as-service (SaaS) data without slowing performance or overburdening their IT staff.

"Both Unitrends and Spanning enable enterprises to have peace of mind about their data by providing enterprise-class backup and recovery software that's well designed and easy to use," said Paul Brady, CEO of Unitrends. "As our customers increasingly rely on cloud-based SaaS applications, their data protection needs could become more complex. Spanning Backup solutions reduce that complexity by bringing Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce into our portfolio of data protection."

Dropbox and Google Cloud Partner to Deliver Cross-Platform Integrations

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Dropbox today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to deliver a more unified home for work. Working with Google Cloud, Dropbox plans to develop a series of cross-platform integrations that connect G Suite cloud productivity tools and content (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts) with its global collaboration platform. These integrations will be made accessible for all Dropbox users. As a result:

  • Users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that live in Dropbox.
  • From within Dropbox, users will have the option to open and edit compatible files directly in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Dropbox Business administrators will be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files just like any other content that lives in Dropbox.

Stratodesk and Imprivata Partnership Brings Security and Convenience to Healthcare VDI

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Stratodesk, the creator of NoTouch Desktop and long-time partner of Imprivata, has announced an updated, feature-complete integration with Imprivata OneSign. NoTouch enables users to leverage the power of Imprivata OneSign to access workstations and applications by simply tapping their proximity badges, scanning their fingerprints, swiping their smart cards, or using a wide array of additional authentication modalities.

The integration also supports Imprivata OneSign Fast User Switching (FUS), which allows multiple users to quickly and securely log in to shared workstations. Secondary authentication, which is increasingly becoming necessary for the prescription of controlled substances, is also supported in both Citrix and VMware VDI environments. By combining the ease and power of NoTouch OS with healthcare's leading single sign-on and virtual desktop access platform from Imprivata, NoTouch customers will have unparalleled secure access to clinical information and applications across all endpoints, PCs, Thin Clients, laptops, and the new Citrix Workspace Hub.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Website

Everyone has the right and the ability to start their own website. There is no prerequisite for content. You don't need to fit a certain criterion in order to apply. No matter who you are, or what you want to say or do with your website is up to you. There are websites for every reason under the sun, and you can carve out your own piece of the Internet pie where you can share your thoughts, your stories, or your products. The only thing stopping you is that you might not know how to start your own website, which is why you should follow this step-by-step guide.

1.    Narrow Your Niche

It's easy to have a website, but it's hard to create a successful website. That is why when you are planning to start your own website, you need to narrow down your niche. The more specific your niche is, the better. Lifestyle websites cover a huge range of topics, which means if you start a generic lifestyle website of your own you will be competing with the biggest names and the plethora of others who have come before you. Now, start a lifestyle website about life in your town, and you'll have a more targeted audience. All websites need a USP. 

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V

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Microsoft's revealed a plan to make Ubuntu 18.04 a "first-class" guest under Hyper-V.

Microsoft's definition of first-class may sound a bit ho-hum for users of other desktop hypervisors, as it includes window resizing, a clipboard that goes from host to guest and back again, something Microsoft's called a "Better mouse experience", Drive redirection and the Enhanced Session Mode that allows a guest to access host hardware. The Register's virtualization desk has enjoyed such features for quite some time in VirtualBox and VMware's desktop hypervisors.

Inpixon Selects Amazon Web Services Cloud Infrastructure for Indoor Positioning Analytics Delivery

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Inpixon, a leading indoor positioning and data analytics company, today announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a greater range of high-availability Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. With the adoption of AWS, Inpixon’s Indoor Positioning Analytics (IPA) platform is able to offer a solution that provides both on-premises security monitoring and cloud-hosted intelligence analytics.

“After extensive research and several successful test scenarios, we are very confident that AWS is the right choice for Inpixon’s IPA,” said Shirish Tangirala, Inpixon CPO. “IPA’s analytics engine requires a robust, high-performance infrastructure to compute an immense amount of locational data captured hourly by our sensors in order to deliver positional accuracy and intelligence. Based on performance, scalability, and security, AWS is the ideal fit.”

Denodo Achieves Strong Year-End Momentum Marked by Overwhelming Demand for Its Cloud Data Virtualization Platform

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Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, continued its strong trajectory in 2017 as evidenced by a 61 percent increase in year-over-year revenue. The company achieved strong growth in licenses, including a significant increase in the number of cloud customers which grew 179 percent over the previous year. Customer acquisitions from around the globe added to Denodo's profitability, as the number of new organizations leveraging the award-winning Denodo Platform rose 67 percent.

Interest from strategic technology and consulting experts reached an all-time high, which was witnessed by the 106 percent increase in new partner agreements signed. The company also expanded its geographic footprint by opening new offices in France and Singapore.

Entrust Datacard Joins Cloud Security Alliance to Promote Security in Cloud Computing

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Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Entrust Datacard brings a deep expertise in trusted identities and transactions, with offerings in IoT, authentication, access, issuance, PKI and SSL. In the last year, the company has launched two cloud-based solutions. The IntelliTrust™ Authentication Service delivers high levels of authentication security in the cloud, and the ioTrust™ Security Solution establishes a secure by design connected ecosystem from device manufacturing through the entire IoT lifecycle.