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Making Classic Technologies Cloud Compatible

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 @ 09:45 PM
  • Red Hat’s Quarkus framework modernizes Java software by making it cloud-native

  • Revolutionary open-source project helps applications consume 1/10th the memory and startup 300x faster when compared to traditional Java

  • Quarkus helps Java maintain its platform leader status through modern innovation designed to meet the fast-paced, ever-changing demands of today’s businesses

Argentine Ministry of Health Enlists Red Hat to Help Establish a National  Digital Health Network | Business Wire

About Red Hat 

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source software solutions. They use a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, contained, and Kubernetes technologies. 

Modernizing Fundamental Technology 

Red Hat’s Quarkus framework makes Java relevant where it otherwise may have been dismissed. Despite Java’s age, there are still millions of Java developers and numerous mission-critical enterprise applications running in Java in some of the world’s largest organizations. Quarkus is a Kubernetes-native Java framework tailored for GraaIVM and HotSpot, crafted from the best Java libraries and standards. The goal of Quarkus is to make Java a leading platform and serverless environment while offering developers a unified reactive and imperative programming model to optimally address a wider range of distributed application architectures. In recent years, there has been a massive investment in Java, but without Quarkus leading Java into cloud-native, modern app development, Java would run the risk of not being able to adequately meet the changing needs of businesses today. 


Quarkus represents a fundamental shift in modern application development and is designed to address some of the shortcomings that Java faces in cloud-native application architectures. Java developers are able to use Quarkus to build apps that have a faster startup time and take up less memory than traditional Java-based microservices frameworks. Quarkus includes flexible and easy to use APIs that enable developers to build cloud-native apps and best-of-breed frameworks. 

As an open source project, Quarkus has gained attention because of its revolutionary approach to running Java in the cloud, its native use of containers, and its ability to provide a true serverless runtime for Java. This framework is designed to work out-of-the-box with more than 80 popular Java extensions. Developers can choose the Java frameworks they want for their applications, which can be run in JVM mode or compiled and run in native mode. Quarkus also includes developer productivity capabilities, such as live coding so that developers can immediately check the effect of code changes and quickly troubleshoot them, unified imperative and reactive programming with an embedded managed event bus, unified configuration, and easy native executable generation. Quarkus builds applications to consume 1/10th the memory when compared to traditional Java and to have 300x faster startup times, both of which greatly reduce the cost of cloud resources.

Quarkus is designed to spark developer joy, meaning that tried and true Java developers are able to continue working in the language they know and love. Quarkus is changing the game when it comes to driving the future of Java. 

Red Hat won the Bronze Stevie for New Product & Service Categories - Business Technology - Software Development Solution in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, technology innovations

Easy App Development with Creatio

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Sep 08, 2020 @ 09:17 PM
  • Global software company provides the leading low-code platform for process management 
  • Creatio has been highly recognized as a market leader by key industry analysts 

  • Operating in over 100 countries worldwide, the Creatio platform provides cutting-edge technology and out-of-the-box ideas

About Creatio

Creatio (formerly bpm’online) is a leading low-code, process automation and customer relationship management (CRM) company. Creatio’s intelligent platform accelerates sales, marketing, service, and operations for thousands of customers and hundreds of partners worldwide. Their mission is to help organizations accelerate by providing a platform to automate their business ideas faster and easier. 

In addition to three CRM products for marketing, sales, and services, Creatio offers solutions that allow apps to be built and processed quickly and effortlessly. Their low-code platform embraces the “Everyone’s a Developer” concept, a cutting-edge idea that provides solutions for businesses to shrink the IT delivery gap. With the market for low-code platforms growing by an estimated 40% annually, it is estimated that by 2024, low-code platform development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity. Therefore, Creatio moves with the times to provide its customers with cutting-edge technology to gain a competitive advantage in their markets. 

Studio Creatio

The platform has two editions: Studio Creatio, Enterprise Edition and Studio Creatio, Free Edition. 

Studio Creatio, Enterprise Edition is an intelligent low-code and process management platform enabling businesses to provide non-IT employees with the ability to build apps and processes that they need. Creatio’s robust and flexible low-code tools enable users without deep technical skills to build user interfaces as well as design business logics, define data models, and set up machine learning models for better decision making. 

The Free Edition was launched in June of 2019 and has since gained thousands of users. It is a tool for collaborative process design and is completely free to use. Studio Creatio, Free Edition allows users to build process diagrams easily using visual tools, standardized process management, and simplified process documentation. It enables teams to edit, comment on, and view designs in real time - a level of collaboration that ensures the best results possible. By releasing the Free Edition, Creatio has been able to expand their presence as a brand by differentiating their product portfolio in comparison to their numerous competitors. 

Creatio’s products enable organizations to accelerate their transformation thanks to the platform’s unique synergy of low-code, business process automation, and CRM. The release of Studio Creatio has made a substantial impact on the recent market. The regular updates to the software ensure that they provide a leading platform with a broad set of out-of-the-box functions, best industry practices, and an exceptional user experience. By extending the platform’s low-code process automation capabilities this year, Creatio was also able to send a stronger message about the “Everyone’s a Developer” concept they fully believe in. As a result, Creatio has become closer to making this concept a reality for many companies around the world. 

Benefits of Using Studio Creatio: 

  1. Providing non-IT employees with the ability to build apps and processes they need
  2. Creating business processes of any complexity as easily as playing with LEGOs: moving elements, engaging colleagues, commenting on actions, and managing all processes in a single environment
  3. Easily integrating solutions an organization already uses into its digital ecosystem with extensive integration capabilities  
  4. Accelerating app development with solutions and templates that can be used immediately instead of building from scratch 
  5. Boosting apps delivery and maintenance with robust tools for successful app deployment and upgrades

Creatio won the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products - Digital Process Automation Solution in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, People’s Choice Stevie® Awards

Leading the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, Sep 03, 2020 @ 10:03 PM
  • In the next decade, over 170 million electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be on the road
  • To meet the coming need for charging stations and electricity, EV Connect is proactively leading this transformation 
  • By working with electric utilities, EV Connect links all parties from EV drivers to utilities and brings simplicity to the EV revolution

What Is EV Connect, And Why Choose to Work With Us? - EV Connect

About EV Connect

EV Connect is home to the most innovative, robust, and feature-rich, cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The world’s largest companies ranging from enterprise, to hospitality and retail, to universities and government facilities, leverage the EV Connect platform to bring simplicity and flexibility to their personnel. As the demand for EVs surges, so does the need for charging stations and the electricity to fuel them. The number of EVs on the road is expected to increase from 3 million in 2017  to over 170 million by 2030. The energy required to support this unprecedented fuel transition is expected to exceed a staggering 500 terawatt-hours of electricity, compared to less than 10 terawatt-hours as of 2017. To deliver this energy to individual cars, the number of charging stations must grow exponentially as well. 

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) found that most utilities are not prepared for the load of EV fueling at scale. However, utilities that proactively lead this transformation will reap the benefits of higher revenues from EV electricity demand, greater rigid stability, and overall better customer experience. There are a number of business models to choose from when deploying an EV charging network for customers: full ownership, make-ready, or incentive-based. The EV Connect platform makes these and derivative business models simple so that individual utilities do not have to become software companies and spend millions of dollars developing and testing complex software platforms. 

EV charging will place untold new demands on the electric generation and distribution systems. Through EV Connect, electric utilities will have detailed insights into when charging loads are most pronounced and how much electricity they have to provide during those times to avoid disruptions to the energy grid. To ensure that utilities have this insight, EV Connect works with utilities to find organizations and businesses that join and participate in transportation electrification programs. By working with electric utilities, EV Connect uses EV Cloud to close the loop on EV charging, linking all parties from EV drivers to utilities, and enabling utilities to centrally manage EV charging loads according to the demand on the grid at any given time. 

In 2019, EV Connect partnered with multiple utilities including Detroit-based DTE Energy to provide technical expertise surrounding EV network management and fleet deployment for participants of various programs. Under DTE’s “Charging Forward” program, EV Connect empowers Michigan residents to realize the full benefits of EVs by producing business opportunities and jobs for charging network operations, improving the EV ownership experience for EV drivers, and efficiently integrating EV charging loads with DTE electric distribution systems. 

As consumers, we can  enjoy the vast diversity of options offered by a competitive market as long as those options do not make life difficult for users, operators, and utilities. The EV revolution is at risk of becoming an unmanageable failure if the industry does not build a streamlined, efficient, and effective user experience from drivers to utilities. EV Connect is doing just that. 

EV Connect won the Gold Stevie for Energy Industry Innovation of the Year in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards

Why Businesses Should Invest in Automated Customer Service

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

Look around you; automation is everywhere. From checking bags in at the airport to ordering pizza, booking a hotel room, or arranging a doctor's appointment, artificial intelligence is being used worldwide. Customer service is no different. By the end of this year, experts predict 85% of all customer exchanges will be done without human interjection. 

The automation of customer service radically reduces human input in repetitive, manual tasks, saving time, effort, and, ultimately, monetary resources. This means the addition of processes that let customers ask and have queries answered instantaneously without the need for any contact with a human representative. It works so well because the customer has to jump through fewer hoops to find a resolution.

Automated customer service removes the need for context or secondary explanations, and gets to the heart of a problem without much fuss. It's not limited by industry either, having potential use cases for retailers, manufacturers, IT pros, and even a Saas marketing agency

Are you looking to integrate automated customer service into your organization? Or, do you still need to convince those around you of its uses? RingCentral is here to help, and here's why your business should invest in automated customer service. 

Source: Finances Online

AI can preempt a problem

Through automation, you gain a level of responsiveness that just isn't humanly possible. In the not too distant future, a virtual assistant will know what a customer wants by understanding how most people interact with a business and using that data to guide the customer throughout his or her journey. 

An AI assistant will know who makes up your customer base and give them what they want before they even know they need it. AI-embedded systems can monitor an infinite amount of websites and data sets, identifying distress indicators and customer experience blockers. It can then respond instantaneously through pop-ups or virtual service agents that function across platforms. 

This preemptive problem solving can significantly lower customer abandonment rates within a purchasing cycle, while at the same time improving the customer journey and satisfaction. 

This type of preemptive problem solving is referred to as "intent prediction." It's an algorithm that figures out where the customer came from, should go next, and what they'll need when they get there. Inputs like clicks, scrolling speed, views, and prior purchases are translated into data that determines intent and selects the right kind of support. 

For example, the tech can recognize patterns based on web activity and route the incoming customer call to the right agent or department. Intent prediction lets customer service teams be there at the exact point they're needed.

24/7 365

Not limited by public holidays, sick days, or time zones, an organization with AI-empowered customer service means it can handle customer queries at all times, every day. Meaning, no waiting times for a response. No waiting times suggest better customer satisfaction, thus reduced churn. It also proves a brand's customer commitment - valuable for both trust and reputation. 

No need for training or repetition 

Onboarding and then training staff is an expensive and time-consuming process. A customer call center operator in the US can cost upwards of $4000 to hire and nearly $5000 to train them on your systems, call center workforce management software, and more. Never mind stationery and office other office expenses.

Automation solutions solve both cost and space problems, which are common issues within a call center. AI can empower team members with the resources they need to serve your customers and find more job satisfaction. 

An automatic dialer, for example, can arm agents with all they need for any specific call. Simultaneously, computer telephony integration software links all data into a single dashboard and gives the agent a myriad of methods to help answer customer queries. Such features are just part of the reason why RingCentral is a Stevie Awards winner.  

Rather than retraining your entire workforce, the software can be reconfigured and everything else automated. More still, AI-powered customer service platforms free up employees from tiresome and often dull tasks and allow them to focus more on challenging customer issues and think of creative, dynamic solutions. 

Source: Superoffice 

An easier way to personalize 

By combining big data, machine learning, and AI, companies can create an intimate personalization level across a customer’s journey. This can be as simple as using past purchases to suggest new products, or as complicated as detailed website layouts laid out in real-time to match a user’s browsing habits and reading comprehension. 

This sort of personalization improves customer experiences; it encourages conversions as well as repeat purchases. AI and automation also give human employees more context as to who they’re talking to, by understanding their purchase history, search preferences, and past experiences with your business. With this information on hand, service professionals are more prepared to give your customers better and more tailored output. 

Guaranteed reliability 

AI-powered customer service technology unlocks a level of reliability that human counterparts cannot match. Chatbots don’t have the same affiliations and biases humans may have. Chatbots don’t show up to work late. They don’t get irritated with customers or crack inappropriate jokes. 

They can also be designed to escalate matters to a human manager if they’re not providing adequate service. All of this improves customer service interactions, which is one of the best ways to generate repeat business. 

When queries are escalated to a human agent, they’re able to handle the past-call data in an instant and can pick up the baton where it was dropped. As opposed to the customer having to repeat themselves. There’s no need for siloed information or separate databases. Customer service reps, working alongside virtual assistants, can provide consistent, reliable, and friendly service. 

Source: Artificial solutions

The ability to scale quickly 

AI-powered technology allows businesses to scale customer service up or down with ease and speed, even when resources are limited (like during a pandemic). Upon launching a new product or service, a business can release FAQs or video-based solutions that can handle countless customer questions without human interjection. 

Chatbots make it easy to respond to customer inquiries even during a surge, and learn and grow from every interaction. Businesses can break into new markets without limitation or the need to hire and train a mass of staff who speak the language needed in this new market. You can keep your workforce connected, no matter where they are or where they’re working from

AI is not here to replace human teams but to support them. It can compile massive amounts of data and present it in an easy to read and action format, ultimately for the customer’s benefit. It makes work smarter, not harder, and has already changed customer service forever. 

John Allen, Director, Global SEO at RingCentral, a global UCaaS and VoIP provider. He has over 14 years of experience and an extensive background in building and optimizing digital marketing programs. He has written for websites such as MarketScale and E-Spirit.

RingCentral won a Gold Stevie for Innovation in Human Resources Management, Planning, & Practice in the 2020 Asia-Pacific Awards®. 

Topics: Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Chetu Grows Exponentially On Their 20th Anniversary with Award-Winning Leadership

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 02:33 PM
  • Chetu rings in its 20th anniversary in software development industry
  • Executive team helps the organization’s revenue and employee numbers skyrocket
  • Experienced technology partner sets new records for sustainable growth in the software development industry

About Chetu

Chetu is a global, custom software developer with nearly 20 years of experience in offering innovative technological solutions and support services to clients in more than 40 different industries. With nearly 1,800 developers around the world, Chetu leverages industry-specific knowledge to provide customized software solutions to startups, small- and medium-sized businesses, and Fortune 5000 companies.

Exponential, Sustainable Growth 

2019 was perhaps the greatest year on record for Chetu, which is in its 20th year of operation. The executive team, which consists of the founder plus other members with well over 10 years of leadership in the organization, has experienced sustainable growth that is not often seen in such well-established technology companies. As an example of this success: Under the founding leadership of the company, Chetu recorded its second year of double-digit growth — 18.19% in 2019 — and brought in over $56 million in revenue. 

To achieve this growth, leadership has been firing on all cylinders and expanding every department of the company to keep up with and create demand in custom software development. In 2019, the total employee count at Chetu is nearly 1,800, including more than 100 new software experts. This includes a 21% growth in the company's sales team and 24% growth in the marketing department. 

To accommodate this increase in personnel and customer expansion, the leadership team officially opened its first office in the United Kingdom, making it the company’s 14th office. Located in the growing tech hub of Birmingham, England, the new office not only houses the expanded UK marketing team but also serves as the home base for all European and Middle Eastern operations.

Award-Winning Leadership Team

As a privately-held organization, the success of Chetu cannot be mentioned without the guidance and vision of the leadership team. Their role as advisor and teacher, while still steering the company into the direction of growth and success, is a true measure of the incredible work this company is doing and intends to continue doing well into the future. 

The leadership team helped expand the current partnership statuses by helping Chetu become an Autodesk Service Provider Select partner, UiPath Certified partner, and BigCommerce partner to further help develop Chetu's capabilities and relationships in the tech development industry. Additionally, Chetu's founder and CEO Atal Bansal was inducted into the Forbes Technology Council for his years of experience and insights into the leading tech platforms of today and tomorrow. 

In 2019, the Chetu and the leadership team completed construction on the company's new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Plantation, Florida. This stunning new HQ at University Professional Center will allow Chetu to continue to expand and improve not only the growing, local technology scene in South Florida, but also expand custom software development on a global scale.

Recent Accolades 

  • Accepted into the Forbes Technology Council
  • Received the Transatlantic Growth Award for the UK office
  • Recognized as one of India’s top e-commerce development companies by The Manifest 
  • Launched their new Channel Partners Program to enhance customer engagement
  • Hosted their first Closing for Cause campaign, from which a portion of all deals closed during the first half of May go toward charityCelebrated its 20th anniversary as a leading provider of custom software solutions

Chetu won the Silver Stevie for Founding Team of the Year - Business Services Industries in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, software

Creative, Experienced, Gritty Public Relations Team Helps Combat Discrimination in Media

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 10:38 AM
  • 1903 PR partners with tech-based companies and startups in nearly every industry. 
  • This team secured media coverage for clients who were being discriminated against by the media because of race, gender, or sexuality. 
  • Despite the pandemic, 1903 PR has doubled in size and secured over 200 pieces of top-tier media coverage for their clients. 

About 1903 Public Relations

1903 Public Relations partners with companies that are driving innovation in their industries and propels them to the next level through creative strategic communications. They transform ideas into messages that influence markets and impact the bottom line. 


Strategic Communication to Challenge Discrimination

In 2019, 1903 PR spearheaded the communication strategy for Bitwise Industries’ Series A funding announcement. This is the largest Series A ever raised by a Latina woman-led company. The story had huge implications in terms of bringing visibility to the Latinx business community, women in tech, and LGBTQ+ founders. Because this was the first announcement of its kind and the largest in magnitude, there was no blueprint to follow. With a two-person team, 1903 PR refined the narrative for the company and its founders to create a story that was authentic, compelling, and relatable. 

After the first day of media outreach, the team noticed that reporters who would typically cover a $27 million Series A without question were either hesitant to accept interviews or pushed the story to colleagues who cover women’s issues—instead of covering it as straight-business news. 1903 PR had the idea to strip the feminine pronoun from email correspondents in order to get the reporters to engage in and accept interviews before bringing the larger narrative into the conversation. By correctly assessing the problem, addressing it in a way that took reporters’ bias out of the equation, and inserting messaging on diversity and inclusion into the interviews, 1903 PR was able to secure coverage on Bitwise’s funding on a national level. This plan required well trained spokespeople, effective messaging, and excellent media relations. On the day of the funding announcement, Bitwise saw a 721% spike in web traffic, amounting to a reach of 4 million. The announcement also received nearly 40 unique pieces of coverage. 

Following the funding announcement and the success of 1903 PR in accomplishing Bitwise’s business goals, this team has become the tip of the spear for all new markets. Instead of what would have been 15 minutes of fame, Bitwise has been able to use 1903 PR’s strategies in a way that contributed to their company’s bottom line, ethos, and ongoing success. 

Recent Accolades

In the past year, 1903 PR has doubled the size of their team, expanded relationships with existing clients, and added new clients to their roster. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the team has secured over 200 pieces of earned media coverage for their clients. This volume of coverage includes features in top-tier outlets like CNN, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, and key vertical press such as GovTech, AGDAILY, and Retail Customer Experience. 

1903 Public Relations won the Bronze Stevie Award for Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, Startup of the Year

Shattering the Stigma

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Aug 03, 2020 @ 04:12 PM
  • This nonprofit health care organization provides truly life-changing mental health services.
  • Unlike physical health care where there is a commonly agreed-upon remedy for any given ailment, mental health care doesn’t have a common treatment, and Centerstone is doing the work to improve the clinical treatment model.
  • Centerstone helps hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide and has changed national policy to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and substance use disorders. 

About Centerstone

Centerstone is a nonprofit health care organization that provides exceptional mental health care and substance use disorder services. They provide mental care, addiction treatment, and community education across the United States. 

By using a shared-service model of departments, Centerstone’s dedicated teams are always there to help out fellow staff, no matter when, where, or how. Unlike physical health care where there is a commonly agreed-upon remedy for any given ailment, mental health care doesn’t have a common treatment. That’s why, through countless studies, experiments, technological advancements, and evidence-based practices, Centerstone is constantly working to provide that clinical model while simultaneously crafting each individual patient’s unique path to success. 


Changing National Policy

Centerstone does much more than provide for the individual; they are reshaping national policy in America. Just this year, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act was passed, which will help thousands to fight addiction. Centerstone’s national policy team, alongside many other mental health care providers, have had countless meetings with Congress members and Senators. Fighting the opioid epidemic and achieving better mental health care has to be a collaborative effort. A win for anyone is a win for all. Centerstone’s scientists, researchers, and academics are all experts devoted to growing mental health care through innovation. Whether it’s through developing smartphone apps that let their clients communicate with their counselors or making breakthroughs in medication-assisted treatment, Centerstone’s dedicated researchers are changing the world for the better. 

Mental Health Care Funding

Since the inception of Centerstone’s grant writing team just under 15 years ago, they have secured over $250 million in public aid. This is an unprecedented amount for a nonprofit of any size, especially for one in mental health care. These funds directly impact Centerstone’s ability to provide life-changing services to our more than 150,000 clients and improve the research within the mental health care industry as a whole. 

The Future of Mental Health Treatment

Centerstone’s providers are on an unending quest to better themselves and improve the care they give to those that seek their help. They have an entire team leading this cause—the Center for Clinical Excellence—because there’s always room for improvement. By the end of 2020, Centerstone plans on having another Center for Clinical Excellence entirely devoted to depression, one of the most widespread forms of mental illness in the world. In addition, Centerstone is always searching for ways to expand their care, whether by adding new services, by widening the range of locations, or by working with new partners in every community. 

Centerstone won the Gold Stevie Award for Best Annual Report - Non-Profit Organizations in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, Nonprofit, health care

Data Analysis at Lightning Speed with GigaSpaces

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:11 PM
  • Accessing data through GigaSpaces accelerates the operation by up to 100x, meaning that analyses can be processed in minutes instead of hours.
  • GigaSpaces solves the problem of processing rapidly growing data from different sources by seamlessly accessing external data stores to improve the efficiency and streamline business intelligence. 
  • By interacting with data as it streams through the network in real time, users of GigaSpaces can proactively enhance network performance to improve customer satisfaction and to prevent technological slowdowns and glitches. 

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces provides the fastest in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing. With GigaSpaces, enterprises can operationalize machine learning and transactional processing to gain real-time insights on their data and act upon them in the moment for mission-critical applications across the globe.


GigaSpaces AnalyticsXtreme, launched in February 2019, accelerates analytics running on real-time and historical data, thus enabling companies to generate smarter, faster insights for better business intelligence on big data. More efficient queries, analytics, and machine learning on live data enriched with historical data can have a huge impact on several time-critical applications.  These include predictive maintenance, live risk analysis, fraud detection, dynamic pricing, personalized services, customer 360, and location-based advertising.

Using AnalyticsXtreme to access information stored on data lakes is accelerated by up to 100x, and batch analytics can run in minutes instead of hours. For example, when stock market data was streamed using AnalyticsXtreme to speed up searches on data lakes, queries were completed in six milliseconds instead of 2.5 seconds—100 to 400 times faster. This time reduction can have a huge impact on trading profitability that requires split-second buy and sell decisions.

How It Works

AnalyticsXtreme accelerates analytics by providing a unified speed layer over different data storage technologies (Hadoop, Amazon s3, Azure Blob Storage) on premise, cloud and multi-cloud. With AnalyticsXtreme, all types of data (structured, unstructured, and semi-structured including tables, key-value, objects, documents, text, graph, images, etc.) is ingested into a multi-model speed layer, reducing the need to stream the data multiple times and accelerating processing by reducing the operational overhead. By co-locating business logic and data, events are processed as they enter the system, resulting in a reduction of multiple network hops and overhead.

A vast array of industries can benefit from this extreme transactional and analytical processing. Insurers can perform a continuous risk analysis to determine the optimal premiums for policyholders. Loan approvals can be executed in near real time. Online retailers can ingest, store, and analyze huge amounts of data about competitor’s offers, personal preferences, and more to generate best offers. Customer service applications can automatically transfer calls to the most relevant agent and then provide answers based on responses to similar requests. Transportation companies can use a live view of vehicles and operators to optimize routes and to protect the personal safety of their passengers. By interacting with rich, real-time data as it streams through the network, telecommunications companies can proactively enhance network performance to prevent customer frustration due to a lack of coverage, slow page downloads, and stuttering video.


GigaSpaces’ COVID-19 Response

Meeting the expectations of the “customer of now” will require advanced technology that can deliver actionable personalized information at split-second speeds. Real-time analysis is an essential capability, enabling organizations to deliver excellent customer experiences and improve profitability. AnalyticsXtreme solves the problem of ingesting, processing, storing, and analyzing large and rapidly growing data from diverse data sources. It also seamlessly accelerates access to external data stores to improve the wisdom and speed of business intelligence. To provide better scaling and availability to ride out the COVID crisis, GigaSpaces offered a free Go-Live professional services package.

GigaSpaces won the Gold Stevie Award for New Product & Service Categories—Business Technology in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, emerging technology

Serial Entrepreneur Leads Teams to Success

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 @ 05:05 PM
  • Under the guidance of Carl Gould, the 7 Stage Advisors team helps clients discover where they need to place their efforts for maximum efficacy by coaching, mentoring, and training clients on how to sustain growth over an extended period.
  • Gould’s dynamic presentations, practical content, and real-world experience makes him one of the world’s most sought-after speakers. 
  • Gould built three multi-million dollar businesses by the age of 40 and has donated thousands of hours of coaching to populations in need. 

About 7 Stage Advisors 

7 Stage Advisors addresses the needs of small- to mid-market firms in a variety of ways through coaching, mentoring, and training. Many of 7 Stage Advisors’ clients need guidance on how to best accelerate and sustain their business growth. This team helps clients discover where they need to place their efforts for maximum efficacy by coaching, mentoring, and training clients on how to sustain growth over an extended period.


Carl Gould

Gould is an inspirational leader, always challenging those around him to seek out their passions, reach their potential, and make and achieve their goals. He has experienced adversity and challenges in his life. However, he has used those experiences to push himself in new directions by never allowing negative circumstances to dictate his potential future opportunities. For example, when he was in college, he broke his leg which required several surgeries and extensive recuperation. Gould was forced to drop out of college because his funding ran out. This “opportunity,” however, was where it all started: It was his chance to start a business and begin his path to entrepreneurship.


Gould’s Achievements 

Gould donated over 1,000 coaching hours to those in need including the homeless, military personnel, assisted living and nursing home recipients, students, and emerging entrepreneurs. This coaching experience not only aligned with his philanthropic values, but it also helped him hone his skills as one of the pioneers of the coaching and professional services sector.

A serial entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Gould built three multi-million dollar businesses by the age of 40. He is at the forefront of the entrepreneurial community domestically and globally. Gould believes that the mark of a great leader/executive is defined by the value you create for others and the legacy you leave behind. There are more than 7,000 advisors worldwide that are serving over 35,000 businesses on six continents as a result of Gould’s methodologies. His company, 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over 5,000 businesses. 7 Stage Advisors donated over 400 hours of coaching to entrepreneurs as a service to the community. 

Recent Accolades

The past couple of years have been a busy time for Gould. He has extended his impact not only domestically but around the world, through mentoring, coaching, consulting, speaking, and appearing in the media. He is also an influential thought leader in the area of business growth, focusing on growth strategies for small- to mid-market companies. 

Gould’s dynamic, energetic presentation style combined with his practical, impactful content and real-world experience are the reasons why he is one of the most sought-after speakers globally. He engages his audience and keeps them on the edge of their seats. His content is original, profound, and battle-tested.

Gould appears regularly in print publications, podcasts, and on television and radio, providing his expertise and analysis on today's most pressing political and business issues. His appearances include Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC, Forbes, and iHeartRadio.

This year he launched his own daily micro-podcast #70secondCEO, a daily fix for busy CEOs and entrepreneurs. 


This year also saw the launch of Hypergrowth Academy. Gould grew four businesses in his career (landscaping, construction, real estate development, and coaching) and advised tens of thousands of others on six continents to do the same. He now wants to help others achieve their business goals. Gould’s inspiration for the academy came from the tremendous lessons he has learned, the benefit of working with top mentors, and the experiences he has been grateful for his entire career.

Since 2019, his major accomplishments include: 

  • Launching “#70secondCEO”, a daily micro-podcast for CEOs and business owners
  • Launching Hypergrowth Academy for committed entrepreneurs who want to build a sustainable, profitable business that reaches its full potential 
  • Donating 7 Stage Advisors’ mentoring services to over 240 businesses in eight countries
  • Winning Visionary Co-Chair for the Entrepreneur’s Organization NJ chapter
  • Winning The Bronze Stevie® Award - Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Becoming a member of Forbes Coaches Council 
  • Winning the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the Gold Award Entrepreneur of the Year category
  • Winning NJBIA Executive of the Year award
  • Mentoring entrepreneurs in five countries
  • Being the keynote at conferences in seven different countries

7 Stage Advisors’ COVID-19 Response

This team has been helping CEOs, business owners, and others navigate through this pandemic, equipping them to cope with the swift changes and come through prepared and stronger than before. 7 Stage Advisors has offered live sessions and weekly offerings including helpful Q&A time to hear and respond to their business needs on a weekly basis.

7 Stage Advisors won the Silver Stevie for Entrepreneur of the Year - Business & Professional Services in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: entrepreneur, American business awards

Reshaping the U.S. Health Care System

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 12:15 PM
  • BioIQ is reshaping how payers, employers, and consumers navigate the U.S. health care system
  • The company provides individuals with a comprehensive view of their health journey
  • Populations previously overlooked, underserved, or disadvantaged by the health care system are BioIQ’s focus

About BioIQ

BioIQ is a health care engagement and quality care gap closure company that is redefining the way payers, employers, and consumers navigate and connect with the U.S. health care system. BioIQ leverages consumer analytics, real-time omni-channel engagement strategies, and an extensive ecosystem of health care partners to provide a comprehensive view of individuals throughout their health journey.

BioIQ provides payors and employers with tools that simplify health testing programs. The company also helps organizations understand population health risks and motivates people to prevent and monitor costly, chronic conditions. Care is more easily accessible with BioIQ’s seamless connection between people and testing. 


Recent Accolades

In the past year, BioIQ reached a major milestone on their journey to positively impact 100 million patient lives by conducting their one millionth colorectal cancer (CRC) screening - CRC being the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. BioIQ reached this milestone, often helping unengaged or disadvantaged populations, by facilitating care using consumer analytics, omni-channel engagement, and a curated network of partner solutions. This combination of capabilities are being leveraged to produce similar results across myriad other major health conditions. This milestone shows the importance of offering convenient access to care, meeting consumers where they live, and communicating via their preferred method. BioIQ also introduced several new retail service offerings, including vision, immunizations, and point-of-care screening through our collaboration with Walmart. 

With a new website, BioIQ rebranded and relaunched to better reflect the 18 million+ people the company serves. The new site combines images of positive, active individuals as part of a streamlined and modern appeal that evokes the ease and simplicity BioIQ brings to navigating health care.

BioIQ’s COVID-19 Response

BioIQ has added COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing to the company's lineup of health screening solutions. They are working with employers and health plans to get vital testing resources to those who are most in need, including health care workers, essential workforces, and vulnerable patient populations. The company is actively working with employers on a thoughtful return-to-work strategy inclusive of on-site provider access for testing as well as legal recommendations.

BioIQ won the Bronze Stevie for Company of the Year: Computer Software - Medium in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, computer software awards, health care