Tailoring Wellbeing During the Pandemic

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 @ 12:53 PM
  • Taylor Medical Center in Jackson, TN serves mostly uninsured or underinsured patients in the community
  • Dr. Mechelle Taylor Moragne provided unwavering service to the community during the pandemic, including creating a free testing center, providing free masks, and distributing free vaccinations

About Taylor Medical Center 

Taylor Medical Center is a primary care facility that focuses on preventive health and chronic care management. Dr. Mechelle Taylor Moragne opened the Center in 2017 with the goal of being an advocate for patients and providing exceptional medical care. She was the first medical director of a clinic that served mostly underinsured and uninsured patients, who often carried a high burden of chronic conditions. Her style of care relies on the input of the patient, ensuring that they feel heard and seen. Dr. Taylor Moragne believes that each patient that enters her office deserves the best care possible regardless of socioeconomic status. Her motto is “Tailor your well-being”, and that's exactly how she works with patients.

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Dr. Mechelle Taylor Moragne of Taylor Medical Center was nominated for the Frontline Medical Hero of the Year Award for her untiring service to the Jackson, TN community during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most businesses closed doors and providers worked from home, Dr. Taylor Moragne and the staff at Taylor Medical Center kept the doors open to the patients of Jackson. 

taylor medical center 2Many patients found themselves without access to medical care and were unsure where to turn for help. Because most of these patients in this region of West TN are uninsured or underinsured, they have the highest burden of chronic health conditions, making them even more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus. 

These patients needed to have their illnesses managed, medications refilled, and guidance delivered about decreasing their risk and exposure during the pandemic. Dr. Taylor Moragne met and provided them with a COVID testing center at no cost. When LabCorp (the facility used to process the test) ran out of solution, swabs, and collection tubes, Dr. Taylor Moragne purchased these items to assure testing. She also became a community partner with the local Health Department to provide free masks to the Jackson community. Today, the Taylor Medical Center is providing free vaccinations to uninsured individuals in the Jackson, TN community, and is doing its part to get the vaccines into arms to beat the COVID pandemic. 

Taylor Medical Center won two Silver Stevie Awards: for COVID-19 Response Categories - Frontline Medical Hero of the Year, and for Company / Organization Categories - Minority-Owned Business of the Year in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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2021 American Business Awards® Winners Honored in Virtual Ceremony

Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Jul 09, 2021 @ 10:43 AM

The American Business Awards® are the premier business awards program in the U.S.A.  All organizations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - may submit nominations. The 2021 winners were celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 30.

The 2021 American Business Awards winners accepted their trophies and medals from home in lieu of an in-person awards gala. Each winning organization that participated was honored during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, June 30. The ceremony live stream was viewed by over 1,000 individuals comprised of winners, friends, and family.

Winners accepted their awards by filming 30-second acceptance speeches from their home offices, corporate settings, and even while holding their prized Stevie trophies outdoors. In addition to pre-recorded acceptance speeches, the ceremony featured videos about the winning organizations, messages from Stevie Awards judges and sponsors, and surprise celebrity guests. This year's surprise guests included actor and director of The Office, Brian Baumgartner, celebrity magician Penn Jillette, and Paula Abdul.

"Congratulations to all of you Stevie Awards winners on your business achievements," Baumgartner said. " I know this last year has been tough, so if you won an award, you really did something right!...But, onwards and upwards. Let's look to the rest of 2021 and make it Twenty-twenty-awesome."

A complete list of The 19th annual American Business Awards winners by category can be found here. The winners are determined by the average scores of more than 250 professionals worldwide in a three-month judging process. Some of the winning organizations that participated in the virtual awards ceremony included:

  • AARP, Washington, DC
  • American Dental Association, Chicago, IL
  • Church's Chicken, Atlanta, GA
  • Cyara, Redwood City, CA
  • Delta Dental of Kansas, Wichita, KS
  • Diamond Resorts®, Las Vegas, NV
  • Estée Lauder Companies, New York, NY
  • Fidelity Investments, Jersey City, NJ
  • GAVS Technologies N.A., Inc., NJ
  • Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Hilton Grand Vacations, Orlando, FL
  • Hilton Supply Management, McLean, VA
  • IBM, Armonk, New York, NY
  • Marvel Marketers, LLC, San Mateo, CA
  • Masks4Missions, Shelburne, VT
  • Medidata Solutions, a Dassault Systemes Company, New York, NY
  • Nature's Sunshine, Lehi, UT
  • The Salvation Army, New York, NY
  • Tinuiti, New York City, NY
  • VUMI Group, Dallas, TX
  • …and many more

A favorite part of the virtual ceremony platform was our "virtual red carpet," which transformed the background of attendee photos into the 2021 American Business Awards step and repeat backdrop. View the red carpet photo gallery. 

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The ceremony replay, individual acceptance speeches, and red carpet interviews are available to watch on YouTube and below.

 

Of the winning organizations that participated in the June 30 virtual awards, two were esteemed Grand Stevie Awards Winners; The Salvation Army and Tinuiti. 

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Category NominationThe Salvation Army’s (New York, NY) nomination of Seth Ditmer, their Deputy Director of Operations - Emergency Services, won Gold for Delivery Hero of the Year, for his oversight of the delivery of pantry boxes to home-bound seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and coordinated mass grocery deliveries to soup kitchens at The Salvation Army’s 38 community centers in the New York City area. With an average score from the judges of 9.5/10, the nomination wins a Grand Stevie Award as the highest rated of all those in the competition’s COVID-19 Response categories.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Tinuiti, the New York-based performance marketing firm, wins for 26.5 award points earned for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins in a variety of marketing and technology categories.

To close out the 2.5-hour virtual awards show, the President of the Stevie Awards, Maggie Gallagher Miller, remarked on the creativity from this year's winners and her anticipation of celebrating the 2022 American Business Awards in person in New York City. "Thank you again for being here today to celebrate your many accomplishments over the past year, she said. "It was great to hear so much creativity and positivity from the Stevie Awards community. Have a great rest of your day and we hope to see you in person next June."

Sponsors and supporters of The 19th annual American Business Awards are Microsoft, Medidata, VideoAmp, Inc., and HCL Technologies.

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Continuous Innovation with CoreStack

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 04:59 PM
  • CoreStack is at the heart of digital transformation
  • CoreStack Enterprise Cloud Governance enables organizations to rapidly achieve continuous and autonomous cloud governance by applying a unique governance model 

About CoreStack 

CoreStack is an AI-powered multi-cloud governance solution that empowers enterprises to rapidly achieve Continuous and Autonomous Cloud Governance at Scale. CoreStack was recognized as IDC Innovator in Cloud Management Solutions and in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms in 2020. CoreStack is a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner and Amazon AWS Advanced Competency Technology Partner.

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CoreStack Enterprise Cloud Governance is a product offering by CoreStack where innovation is continually underway. This was released for use by customers in 2020 and has been reviewed by Gartner, IDC, etc. since early 2020. The latest innovation in the product is AI-powered backing.

The cloud lies at the heart of digital transformation. However, it is impossible to unleash the real benefits of the cloud without governance. Organizations struggle with operational complexities, security and regulatory compliance, and unabated cloud costs. CoreStack Enterprise Cloud Governance helps organizations overcome these challenges with deeper cloud visibility, governance guardrails, and automatic remediation.  CoreStack enables organizations to realize outcomes such as 40% decrease in cloud costs and 50% increase in operational efficiencies by governing operations, security, cost, access, and resources. CoreStack assures 100% compliance with standards such as ISO, FedRAMP, NIST, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, AWS CIS, and Well Architected Framework (WAF).

CoreStack Enterprise Cloud Governance (ECG) enables organizations to rapidly achieve continuous and autonomous cloud governance by applying a unique governance model - OSCAR that uses deep AI/ML, declarative definitions, and a patented cloud service-chaining technology to help achieve these outcomes:

Run Lean and Efficient Cloud Operations 

Leverage automation and proactive governance to achieve high cloud availability and optimal performance. Automate monitoring and alerts, activity tracking, back-up, restore, and patch management.

Build a Strong Defense against Cloud Security Threats

Set up security governance guardrails. Identify the threats and assess the vulnerabilities continuously. Obtain a real-time cloud security posture and insights into security trends by region, resource, type, and age.

Optimize Cloud Costs

Gain deeper visibility into cloud-spend by account, category, type, tag, region, product category, and resource group. Enable budget controls and charge-back mechanism. Identify the unoptimized cloud resources and configurations.

Govern Access based on Principle of Least-Privilege

Gain centralized visibility of cloud accounts and their access by user, cloud service, policies, and roles. Learn how the access is utilized and identify violations.

Ensure Resource Consistency across Cloud Footprint

Define, enforce, and track the resource naming and tagging standards, locks, and usage by regions. Consistency discipline ensures that the resources are deployed, discovered, and managed effectively at scale.

Measure the Cloud Governance Index

Continuously measure the overall cloud governance index and for each pillar – Operations, Security, Cost, Access, and Resource. Benchmark it against the industry best practices. Implement the recommended practices and witness your governance index improving.

CoreStack won the Gold Stevie Award for New Product & Service Categories - Business Technology - Cloud Infrastructure in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Data Gumbo’s Rocket-Like Trajectory

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, Jul 01, 2021 @ 11:04 AM
  • Data Gumbo strives to be the largest smart contract network globally and to change the way the world does business 
  • Amid the pandemic and oil price crash, Data Gumbo achieved numerous milestones as a recognized leader, including a robust sales pipeline and customer base, doubling the size of the company, and adding several partnerships
  • Data Gumbo’s blockchain network, GumboNet, automates the execution of smart contracts for industrial enterprises, resulting in increased speed, accuracy, transparency, visibility, security, massive cost-savings, the removal of inefficiencies, and trust

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About Data Gumbo 

Data Gumbo started out as a data platform that connected to collected and standardized operational data to enable machine learning, AI, and condition-based maintenance systems. The company transitioned to utilizing blockchain after spotting an opportunity to eliminate a sizable cost inefficiency between an oil supermajor and one of its suppliers. With integrated real-time capabilities, GumboNet reduces contract leakage, frees up working capital, enables real-time cash and financial management, and delivers provenance unprecedented speed, accuracy, visibility, and transparency, as well as automated and accurate ESG standards measurement and reporting.

Data Gumbo was founded by entrepreneur and energy executive Andrew Bruce in 2016 and set out to build a solution to unify operational field data with automated smart contracts, resulting in GumboNet, the massively interconnected industrial smart contract network powered by blockchain that delivers transactional certainty in commercial relationships. 

Since 2020, Data Gumbo has experienced a rocket-like trajectory as adoption and business use cases have become evident to the most critical of global heavy-asset industries - especially as they navigate the crises of the past year. Data Gumbo is a broadly recognized innovator, as noted in the Forbes 2020 Energy Awards as the “Disruptive Innovator” and in being named to CB Insights Blockchain 50. 

Amid the pandemic and oil price crash, Data Gumbo achieved numerous milestones as a recognized leader, including a robust sales pipeline and customer base, doubling the size of the company, and adding several partnerships. Now Data Gumbo is being adopted at a fast clip - one indicator of recognition that its innovation is not only disruptive but critical to enable monetary and operational survival for coming out of crisis. 

GumboNet

The antithesis of token-hyped, public blockchains, Data Gumbo offers a purpose-built, private and permissioned blockchain network called GumboNet that enables and automates the execution of smart contracts for industrial enterprises. By transforming existing natural language contracts to “smart” digital contracts, the network creates validated, auditable, and immutable records delivering trust and value to counterparties. 

Available as a subscription, GumboNet frees users from excessive IT spend and the hefty administrative burdens required to build their own solution. Business outcomes include speed, accuracy, transparency, visibility, security, massive cost-savings, the removal of inefficiencies, and finally, trust. For example, service providers get paid for exactly what is delivered, and buyers pay only for what is measurably delivered; payment automation takes a typical 90-day invoice process down to as little as two days. 

GumboNet’s key differentiators include the capability for subscribers to create, configure, negotiate, and manage smart contracts that work in tandem with natural language contracts. The network is a purpose-built private, permissioned blockchain with no cryptocurrency, tokens, or mining. It operates as a single network of ledgers rather than non-interoperable point solutions, can restore massive data sets for complete visibility and audibility, integrate with existing legacy or IoT data sources, and guarantees interoperability with other subscribers. 

Blockchain delivers the ability to know and lower a subscriber’s cost, and GumboNet offers a path to navigate previously convoluted and resource-intensive issues around trust, accuracy, and the ability to verify data in the field. 

Data Gumbo won two Gold Stevie Awards for Company / Organization Categories - Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees and for New Product & Service Categories - Business Technology - Blockchain Solution in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Rebranding Performive in 100 Days

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 11:58 AM
  • Performive is a hyperconverged VMware-centric multi-cloud provider
  • Their two-person marketing team launched a complex rebrand in just 100 days

About Performive 

Performive specializes in providing mid-sized companies enterprise-grade solutions scaled and priced right. In over 20 global locations, Performive delivers secure, hyperconverged solutions with world-class support and on-demand engineering assistance.

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Performive’s Marketing Success

Prior to the spring of 2020, Performive had never invested in a marketing team. Today, the Performive Marketing team is comprised of Danielle Walter, VP of Marketing, and Nicolette Downs, Marketing Manager. 

In 2020, the team of two launched a new brand fully supported with over 70 pieces of enablement, deployed a new website, redeveloped the product portfolio, trained employees on messaging and culture, built a demand generation program, and executed a hybrid, all-employee Kick-Off Event. 

Danielle and Nicolette executed a full rebrand in 100 days by writing, designing, and engineering all brand assets available at launch. The team re-envisioned 'Total Server Solutions' culture and values into the new, embraced brand without ever meeting each other in person before the launch! 

The rebrand project resulted in a new name (Performive), logo, messaging, brand look and feel, product offerings, website, integrated tracking, Marketing CRM implementation, and 50 pieces of customer-facing collateral. The sales, channel, and internal teams were also armed with messaging training, battle cards, and over 100 slides of presentations with scripting. 

Carrying out a complete rebrand (name, messaging, website, internal training/enablement, and all external-facing branded material) in just 100 days is an ambitious timeline by most standards. To do so with only two full-time marketing team members requires a team that works seamlessly together with agility and dedication. For perspective, recent rebrands in the industry of a similar size and scope were tackled with teams of 5-12, with a large agency involvement, over timelines upwards of 6 months. The tight timeline and small team contrasted with the stunning and cohesive end result speaks to Performive Marketing Team’s success.

Performive is devoted to improving the impact IT Professionals can make in their organizations through informative content, time-saving services, and improved products. In recent news, they continued to expand the content on their website as well as launched a blog with weekly posts. The team also launched new demand gen programs, achieving a 300% increase in leads. At only the end of April 2021, they have filled the funnel 3.1X (opportunity dollars) of their YEARLY quota (won dollars).

Performive won the Silver Stevie Award for Marketing Organization / Professional Categories - Marketing Department of the Year and the Bronze Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign Categories - Specialty - Re-Branding / Brand Renovation of the Year in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Innovative Property Management Company Becomes Market Influencer

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 10:53 AM
  • Rockstar Capital’s marketing numbers skyrocket with award-winning team
  • Creative branding generates multi-million impressions and thousands of leads for the property management company
  • Rockstar Capital’s innovation allows them to get ahead of competitors in a notoriously slow industry

About Rockstar Capital 

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Rockstar Capital is an industry-leading property management company that owns and operates affordable, well-maintained apartment homes throughout Texas, in cities such as Houston, Humble, Baytown, Rosenberg, Alvin, Angleton, Pasadena, Ingleside, and Kingsville. Their current operations include 21 communities with a total of 3,762 units, and they expect to grow to 10,000 units by 2023.

Beginning humbly in 2011 by holding signs outside of their apartment communities, Rockstar Capital’s marketing team has grown to six members who have brought in a lot of their previously outsourced work. With more manpower, they have been able to focus more work on the big picture and run more targeted and strategized campaigns. Rockstar Capital has successfully established its Apartment Rockstar branding for investors, as well as the Rockstar Capital brand for their residents.

Influencer-Style Branding

With more than 1,400 YouTube subscribers, 64,000 Instagram followers, and 1,400 Facebook page likes as of August 2020, the Apartment Rockstar branding has helped the company team up with celebrities like Tarek El Moussa, from HGTV’s Flip or Flop. They have also established owner Robert Martinez as a recognizable face in the Houston Multifamily industry.

Apartment Rockstar strives to take both investors and residents on a journey behind the scenes of Multifamily, something their competitors rarely do. Martinez was recognized as the owner of a National Apartment Association (NAA) Property of the Year in 2019 and has earned NAA’s Independent Owner of the Year award for the second time in 2019, becoming the only NAA member ever to do so. Along with awards, Robert has been featured in articles by Forbes, Money, CNBC, Make It, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider.

Cost-wise, 2019 was a great year for Rockstar Capital’s marketing numbers. Rockstar’s team was able to bring in 34 million impressions, 4.7 million company website views, 51,000 potential resident leads, and 2,800 net leases portfolio-wide. While generating record-breaking numbers, the team reduced marketing costs by bringing everything in-house instead of relying on apartment websites or marketing companies. Rockstar Capital’s ability to innovate and to stay on top of current marketing trends enables them to get ahead of its competitors in an industry that is notoriously slow on keeping up with modern marketing.

As a marketing department, they have been running an immense conglomerate of campaigns to fully establish their brands in the Multifamily industry. For four consecutive years, Rockstar’s properties have been recognized as the top in the nation—five of their properties rank in the Online Reputation Assessment (ORA) Top Rated Elite 1% among 116,000 other properties nationwide.

Rockstar Capital won the Bronze Stevie for Marketing Department of the Year in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Winners Announced in 2021 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 03, 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Generator Exchange's Virtual In Home Consultation Service received the most votes in the 2021 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, an annual feature of The American Business Awards®, the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, which are now in their 19th year.

The worldwide public vote was conducted last month, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in a variety of product categories. More than 92,000 votes were cast. To win, a category’s leading vote-getter had to have received at least 100 votes.

The winners of the crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be recognized during the ABA’s virtual awards ceremony on June 30, along with the winners of the Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies announced in April and May.

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All new products and services nominated in the new product awards categories of this year’s American Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the people’s choice awards.

The winners of the 2021 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are:

-AI/Machine Learning Solution: Datamatics Global Services' TruCap+
-Business Technology - Other: Digital Air Strike's Sales Boost
-Business-to-Business Product: True Influence's Marketing Cloud
-Business-to-Business Service: Aerial Group's G-FORCE
-Career/Workforce Readiness Solution: Infosys' LeX- Next generation learning experience platform
-Cloud Infrastructure: CoreStack's Enterprise Cloud Governance
-Cloud Platform: Birdeye
-Cloud Storage & Backup: Nasuni 8.8
-Collaboration/Social Solution: Koch Industries's EverLearn
-Consumer Service: Generator Exchange's Virtual In Home Consultation Service
-Corporate Learning/Workforce Dev. Solution: Skyllful's Mobile Digital Adoption Platform
-Digital Process Automation Solution: IQVIA's Vigilance Platform
-Electronic Commerce Solution: Generator Exchange's Virtual In Home Consultation Technology System
-Financial Management Solution: Century Business Solutions EBizCharge
-Financial Service: John Hancock's ZOOM (Zeroing in On Our Moments) mobile web portal
-FinTech Solution: Online Trading Academy's CLIK
-Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution: PKWARE's Data Security Platform
-Health & Pharmaceutical: SanMelix Laboratories' BEECure line of products
-Healthcare Technology Solution: iPro Healthcare's iOrder V8.4.6.2
-Identity & Access Security Solution: IDology's ExpectID Decision Builder
-Insurance Solution: BenefitMall's Agency Workspace
-Mathematics Instructional Solution: Savvas Learning Company's enVision® Mathematics Common Core © 2020/2021 Grades K-8
-Mobile Operations Mgmt. Solution: Windstream Enterprise's WE Connect from Windstream Enterprise
-Network Security Solution: Ericom Software's Ericom Shield Cloud Service
-Other Products & Services: Newberry Tanks and Equipment's New Code Compliant Skid Tank
-Software Defined Infrastructure: Windstream Enterprise's SD-WAN Concierge
-Software Development Solution: MSys Technologies' Digital Wealth Aggregator App
-Solution for Special Needs Students: PresenceLearning's Therapy Essentials
-Supply Chain Management Solution: Link Labs' AirFinder SuperTag
-Transportation: BFGoodrich's® Off Road Wiper Blades
-Virtual Learning Solution: UWorld's  Learning Tools for AP® (Advanced Placement®) Courses

See the Full List of People's Choice Stevie Winners

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Personal Privacy in Cyberspace

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, May 20, 2021 @ 10:59 AM
  • Software company used by millions of people worldwide is an industry leader in sensitive data privacy and proactive protection
  • Spirion helps organizations shrink their sensitive data footprint 
  • The Sensitive Data Manager identifies core data, its location, its accessibility, and its usage timeline, thus preventing cyberattacks against organizations in all industries globally

About Spirion

Spirion is a software company that is an industry pioneer designing the critical first step of data security and privacy through its data discovery, persistent classification, and behavior software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. 

Protecting Sensitive Data

Managing massive amounts of organizational data is a standard, necessary part of doing business today. Using and owning sensitive data of this size brings great responsibility and moral obligation to protect it. In response to numerous cybersecurity incidents, organizations must now focus on both cyber and privacy risk - the intersection at which true data privacy management now lies. 

Spirion sits squarely at this crossroads and has created a solution where many least expect it: before the firewall. Bringing a different way of thinking, Spirion protects what matters most - the personal data privacy and security of colleagues, customers, and the community. They build and deliver accurate data discovery and classification solutions. 

What Sets Spirion Apart

Spirion protects the identity of over 50 million people across all industries around the world. With an accuracy rate of 98% and the lowest false-positive and negative rates in the industry, Spirion finds all structured and unstructured data on networks, clouds, remote file servers, and all endpoints. 

Sensitive Data Footprint Reduction: Performs fast and accurate searches of structured and unstructured data in locations where many other solutions cannot, including data mining within images, email servers, databases, SharePoint, and the cloud. 

Persistent Classification: Ensures that no matter how many times data gets moved, copied, or shared, it is categorized and tagged automatically. 

Rules-based automation: Accurately examines, identifies, and tags data sensitivity, helping organizations reduce friction to business operations. 

Data Policy Enforcement: Continuously monitors for new data; when a file is created, copied, edited, detached from an email, extracted from an archive, retrieved from the cloud or from enterprise storage, or modified, it is discovered, automatically classified, and reported. 

Secure Disposal of Private Information: Secures unprotected data from creation to retirement with mechanisms in place for the proper remediation of all sensitive data-file shredding, redaction, quarantine, reduction of access rights, third-party controls and more. 

Managing Sensitive Data

The Sensitive Data Manager discovers the location of sensitive data across an enterprise and classifies it according to business rules and industry regulations. Once identified, the Sensitive Data Manager helps organizations automatically identify their core data, where it is stored, who has access, and when it was last used. It automatically finds sensitive data and prevents unauthorized distribution, helping organizations to implement appropriate controls, strengthen their security position, and comply with growing data privacy regulations. It also helps them to effectively label and shrink their sensitive data footprint and keep track of their data in all forms and locations, on-premise or in the cloud.

It is essential for organizations to understand sensitive data within the context of their business in order to take proper actions to protect it, set their broader security strategy, and incorporate additional controls to further strengthen their data defense and ensure ongoing compliance. This allows companies to get the bigger picture of how data flows through their organization and gain real command and control over that data to comply with the laws and regulations built to protect personal data privacy. 

Spirion’s COVID-19 Response

As a data protection software provider, Spirion is actively focused on the risk associated with massive amounts of data created each day under the new wave of privacy laws. Their mission to protect what matters most - paired with the forced changes caused by millions of people working from home - allowed them to quickly develop a no-charge data-discovery agent to minimize the risks associated with personal data exposure. 

Spirion won a Gold Stevie for International Data Protection Solution, a Gold Stevie for Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, and a Silver Stevie for Governance, Risk, & Compliance Solution in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in 2021 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 11, 2021 @ 10:39 AM

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABAs’ virtual awards ceremony on June 30, 2021. Registration for the virtual ceremony is now open.

All organizations operating in the U.S. - large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.

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This year more than 3,800 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 250 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier this month. For a complete list of the 2021 Stevie Award winners, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Grand Stevie Awards cannot be applied for directly.  Winners are determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5. 

2021 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Organization of the Year: Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch information services company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and with offices in the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific, earned 41 award points, more than any other entrant in the 2021 ABAs, for Gold, Silver and Bronze wins by teams and divisions throughout the USA.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Tinuiti, the New York-based performance marketing firm, wins for 26.5 award points earned for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins in a variety of marketing and technology categories.

Most Honored Public Relation Agency: 5W Public Relations, the New York based PR agency earned 35 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins on behalf of themselves and a multitude of clients, including CarParts.com, CommerceHub, Contakt World, and Five9, among others.

Highest-rated Nomination of the Year: The nomination of Rebecca Stenholm, Director of Public and Government Affairs, by EPCOR USA (Phoenix, AZ), received the highest-average (9.57 / 10) score of all nominations submitted to the 2021 ABAs.  The nomination won the Gold Stevie for Communications Professional of the Year.

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: Graylog (Houston, TX), winner of the Gold Stevie Award for Best New DevOps Solution, received the highest-average (9.25 / 10) score of all new product or service nominations submitted to the 19th ABAs.

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Category Nomination: The Salvation Army’s (New York, NY) nomination of Seth Ditmer, their Deputy Director of Operations - Emergency Services, won Gold for Delivery Hero of the Year, for his oversight of the delivery of pantry boxes to home-bound seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and coordinated mass grocery deliveries to soup kitchens at The Salvation Army’s 38 community centers in the New York City area.   With an average score from the judges of 9.5/10, the nomination wins a Grand Stevie Award as the highest rated of all those in the competition’s COVID-19 Response categories.

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Stevie® Winners Announced in 19th American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 29, 2021 @ 11:38 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, today announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in The 19th American Business Awards®.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. More than 3,800 nominations, a record number, were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 250 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.

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Winners of three or more Gold Stevie Awards include:

Altium LLC (La Jolla, CA), ARRAY Information Technology (Greenbelt, MD), Bursali (Bursa, Turkey), Comcast Business (Philadelphia, PA), C-Strategies Inc. (Chicago IL), Estée Lauder Companies (New York, NY), Global Citizen (New York, NY), GN Hearing (Copenhagen, Denmark and Bloomington, MN), Hearts & Science (New York, NY), Ingersoll Rand (Charlotte, NC), Jeunesse Global (Orlando, FL), John Hancock (Boston, MA), Katalyst Productions (Philadelphia, PA), New American Funding (Tustin, CA), Other World Computing (Woodstock, IL), St. Croix Chocolate Co. (Marine on St. Croix, MN), State Farm (Bloomington, IL), Tinuiti (New York, NY), T-Mobile (Bellevue, WA), and Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. (New York, NY).

Among other winners, organizations with five or more Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie wins include:

5W Public Relations (New York, NY), BMO Financial Group (Chicago, IL), Department of Labor Office of the Chief Information Officer (Washington, DC), Fannie Mae (Washington DC), Grant Thornton LLP (Chicago, IL), IBM (Armonk, NY), Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY), Merkle (Columbia, MD), Nature's Sunshine (Lehi, UT), OnBoard (Indianapolis, IN), POWERHOME SOLAR (Mooresville, NC), RepairSmith (Los Angeles, CA), Salesforce (San Francisco, CA), SmartLinx (Iselin, NJ), SoftPro (Raleigh, NC), TriNet (Dublin, CA), Wesley Financial Group (Nashville, TN), Wolters Kluwer (Minneapolis, MN), and Xandr (Boston, MA).

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced today, visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

Winners of six best-of-show prizes will be awarded Grand Stevie Award trophies. Those winners will be announced the week of May 10.

2021 Stevie winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 30 at 2pm ET. Details of the event are available on the website.

The categories that recognize outstanding new products and services introduced in the USA are among the most heavily subscribed in the ABAs, and every new product or service nominated in The 2021 American Business Awards is included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote. Voting opened today at at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude on May 28. People’s Choice Stevie winners will be announced the week of June 1 and will be honored during the June 30 virtual presentations.


“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.”

Sponsors of The 2021 American Business Awards include John Hancock, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

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