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

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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

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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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 
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  • 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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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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Artificial Intelligence Helps Major New York Hospital

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 @ 02:05 PM

-GAVS Tech’s ZIF platform prevents 50 to 80 cyberattacks per day for major NYC hospital 
-Zero Incident Framework improves doctor-patient relationships by increasing productivity and decreasing technological disturbances
-Award-winning artificial intelligence helps organizations become incident-free

About GAVS Technologies

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GAVS Technologies is a global IT services provider committed to improving user experience and reducing resource utilization by bringing meaningful, actionable insights to speed up network fixes and by providing real data as quantifiable justification to adopt strategies that foster business improvements. GAVS’ primary focus is their new platform, Zero Incident Framework (ZIF), which enables proactive detection and remediation of incidents and increases uptime, helping organizations drive toward a Zero Incidents Enterprise. 

Zero Incident Framework

ZIF is an award-winning artificial intelligence based technology operations (AIOps) tool developed by GAVS Technologies, powered by advanced patent-pending machine learning techniques including AI-based predictive analytics, BOT-based remediation, and monitoring and virtualized desktop infrastructure that could be deployed individually or as an integrated solution. 

ZIF Improves Doctor-Patient Relationships

GAVS’ ZIF platform was implemented at BronxCare Health System, which is the largest voluntary, non-profit health and teaching hospital system serving the South and Central Bronx. They have infused more than $300 million into the Bronx economy through various capital projects including their Health and Wellness Center for outpatient care and their Life Recovery Center for chemical dependency services. BronxCare Health System is among the largest and busiest providers of outpatient services in New York City, with more than one million visits annually. 

The hospital deals with 100 different vendors, and they had approximately 50 to 80 direct cyberattacks every day. The target availability of infrastructure and systems was around 99.99%. The need for high availability, greater precision of prediction, IT infrastructure, mission-critical application support, and a cost-effective solution was imperative given their deep reach and incredible service to the community.

GAVS Technologies' ZIF platform was selected as part of the hospital’s digitalization journey for end-to-end IT managed services and operations analytics. ZIF enabled proactive detection and remediation of incidents, helping the system drive toward high availability. Implementing this technology helped the hospital to move from a reactive model to a proactive, preventive, predictive, and prescriptive model of governance with almost 80% accuracy. With the recent adoption of AIOPs, the hospital has disrupted the clinical operations in a positive way - they’ve enhanced the patient experience with the doctors by being able to spend longer time together. Previously, doctors had to spend more than half of their very short consultation time feeding in information onto the system (usually 6 out of their 10 minutes were spent entering patient data into the system). Further, the implementation of AI for malware threat detection has improved the hospital’s overall cyber-secure environment. 

The improved productivity not only served to uphold the name BronxCare Health System has built for themselves, but it also helped increase revenue realization due to more handling capability. ZIF’s contribution to the BronxCare Health System not only stands as a testament to GAVS’ innovative work in AIOps, but also to their commitment and perseverance in serving the community.

Recent ZIF and Bronxcare Accomplishments 

  • Moved operations from a reactive model to a proactive model, thus preventing outages and data disasters 
  • Achieved 80% accuracy with system learning continuously through Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
  • Increased time spent with patients up to 50%
  • Increased revenue realisation due to more handling capacity
  • Enhanced resource planning
  • Prevented 50 to 80 cyberattacks per day

GAVS Technologies won the Silver Stevie Winner for Best Technical Support Solution - Computer Technologies in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, artificial intelligence

Tips from an IT Professional That Made Him an Industry Leader

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 05:11 PM
  • Technology expert and senior software developer of Dynamic Enterprise Solutions has over 100 certifications 
  • Boguda’s expertise is sought after by Fortune 100 companies and prestigious institutions.
  • His influential pro bono work empowers global organizations and leaves a positive impact on the world and on the future of technology.

About Dynamic Enterprise Solutions

Dynamic Enterprise Solutions partners with clients to provide business-savvy enterprise solutions from blueprinting to production support.

SatishKumar Boguda

Dynamic Enterprise Solutions’ senior software developer SatishKumar Boguda is a technology evangelist and a multi-award-winning international researcher who continues to live at the nexus of people and innovation. With such a broad spectrum of inventive experience and competencies, Mr. Boguda applies award-winning innovation abilities and has made a number of contributions to the information technology industry by supporting clients in the oil and gas, research, development, manufacturing, supply chain, sales, finance, transport, and energy divisions.

Mr. Boguda is primarily a specialized technical advisor on system upgrades, complex IT environments, intelligent applications, interfaces, solution design, and data migration methodologies for a wide range of technology and business groups. He collaborates with numerous CTOs to review the latest technological developments. With his knowledge and expertise, he helps Fortune 100 clients take full advantage of emerging innovations by incorporating new technology trends, addressing complex issues, delegating duties thoughtfully, and managing time appropriately.

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He simplifies the journey of Digital Transformation and he achieves this with an imposing resume of awards and achievements:

  • Gold Winner of the Information Technology Professional of the Year, 2019 - Globee Awards.
  • Gold Winner of the Outstanding Developer on the Planet - One Planet Awards.
  • Gold Winner of the Best White Paper, Advanced Technology Solutions - Golden Bridge Awards.
  • Silver Winner of the Most Valuable IT Professional - Golden Bridge Awards.

Mr. Boguda has indeed been honored by influential leaders, prominent organizations for his competence, dedication, and outstanding contributions all across the technology sector. He serves as a member of the advisory boards for numerous international conferences, journals and highly respected organizations.

Stevie Awards - What really is the driving force that keeps you inspired or tends to make you hit the ground in the morning?

SatishKumar Boguda – It is the whole percentage of my passion, integrity, and optimistic approach, which really are the energy boosters that tends to keep me focused and at the same time empowers me to achieve more and further. And again, being in the footprints of a technology evangelist, I generally make each endeavor to think about the future and keep myself unlocked to new opportunities by moving in a positive direction to collaborate with innovative people and energizing projects. This very well explores me to different potential outcomes for implementing modern technological advancements which truly influence and the benefits it continues to offer to an individual or may be an organization in their everyday undertakings.

At the end of the day, the success mantra is all about a continued efforts and strategy to deliver something productively, and the value it continues to bring back to the technology and research community truly makes a significant difference.

Stevie Awards - As someone at the pinnacle of your profession, what suggestion do you have for companies which are attempting to implement modern technological innovations?

SatishKumar Boguda – Well, in a strategically competitive business world, organizations really do have to serve customers in real time by offering top-notch products and services anytime and anywhere in the global economy. To support today's fast-changing market demands, businesses are making every effort and are on a mission, in implementing the advanced technology innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Block-chain, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, and so on. which will fundamentally transform how businesses function and operate more efficiently in order to survive in the digital world.

That being said, companies need to fully understand that just by introducing modern technology trends and having to implement them into their enterprise landscape will not produce the desired outcome. Business leaders have such a crucial role to play and truly need to comprehend that "Organizations need a strong business strategy to implement emerging technologies."

Strategic management is an important part of any business organization that continues to maximize the return on investment - ROI and below directions makes it possible.

  • Identify what the business is trying to accomplish and figure out where do you stand.
  • Pinpoint the trends and developments and forecast the real worth it tends to bring to your organization along with the strategy on how it could be implemented.
  • Have transparent objectives and targets in terms of time, cost, and assets.
  • Plan to bring research to each and every phase of the process.
  • Accurately assess, eventually, to quantify the outcomes.

Stevie Awards - What career advice would you give for young people starting with Digital Technologies?

SatishKumar Boguda – Certainly, if you take technology in terms of direction, the world keeps on changing day by day in light of the fact that, a ground-breaking new innovation is coming onto the market, making traditional methods of solutions obsolete.

From my standpoint, no matter where you come from or what your background is, always follow your passion and do something you are excited about and make sure you generally follow a disciplined approach. Regardless of whether if you intending to take a shot on Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Robotics or Quantum Computing or Autonomous Vehicles or Block-chain, etc., always think about the future and find a way to work with somebody who is consistently smarter than you, because that really continues to push and transforms you towards the next level of new opportunities.

Keep in mind, it is only you who could choose what you really wanted to do and where to invest your time and energy. At the end of the day, it is all about one innovative idea which can unlock the power and revolutionize the world in the way that we have never imagined.

Stevie Awards - With such a profile of achievements and accolades, where do you see your professional career going in the next three to five years?

SatishKumar Boguda – Directionally, I could perhaps tell you about my drawn-out vision, just as what I plan to accomplish in the next five years is to remain at the forefront of technological innovations and continue offering advanced digital solutions to government bodies and organizations to help overcome challenges and bring benefits.

Day in and day out, I wanted to quantify long-term competitive market dynamics and stay ahead of technological advances and have a clear vision of what I am trying to achieve and remain true to it. In particular, my intriguing mind gets the energy when I try to work with high-quality individuals and initiatives, and by and large, I wanted to create new business models that could really augment the endless possibilities of the digital world to the extension of our minds.

Remember all the great achievements only happen when you start believing in yourself and maintain that sense of energy over a long period of time with the confidence to do anything.

SatishKumar Boguda of Dynamic Enterprise Solutions won the Bronze Stevie for Technical Professional of the Year in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Helping the Planet Recover with Essential Oils

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 11:04 PM
  • Essential oil industry leader sets high standards for sustainability, conservation, and community support. 
  • “All businesses should have a human focus and an environmental focus”. 
  • Young Living is more than an essential oil company - they exceed expectations in every way by creating a sustainable business model, aiding those in need, and caring for the planet and its inhabitants.

About Young Living

Young Living Essential Oils is a leader of the modern essential oil movement. Young Living was founded in 1994 by D. Gary Young, and since then, they have expanded into 29 worldwide offices that oversee 33 markets, 24 corporate-owned and partner farms, nearly 600 individual products, and more than 3200 employees. As the world leader in essential oils, Young Living’s vision is to bring the benefits of essential oils to every home. They take their industry leadership seriously by setting a standard for sustainability, conservation, and giving back to the community. 

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Celebrating Earth Day

Young Living declared an inaugural company holiday to give back to their local community. Around 2000 employees participated in service projects to cultivate gardens, plant trees, clear trash, and tidy trails. They have also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to restore wildlife habitat by planting more than 5000 trees (on behalf of each Young Living team member) in Fishlake National Forest. 

Eco-Friendly Achievements 

In 2019, Young Living spearheaded many impactful efforts to protect the lives of those they touched. Last year, they increased focus on corporate and community sustainability efforts. In particular, the Spanish Fork warehouse reduced its waste to about 1% in just eight months. Open-top dumpsters were repurposed, and plastics, office paper, metals, pallet wrap, wood, etc. have their own bins for recycling, or turning into energy. 

Lehi employees moved into the brand-new global headquarters, which includes more than 20 eco-friendly features, including regionally-sourced construction materials, vehicle charging stations, and extensive recycling systems. As a result, Young Living was given LEED and Green Globe certifications, as well as the 2019 Utah Business Green Business Award. 

Last year, they also implemented a new water recycling program at their Utah-based farm, saving close to 260 million gallons of water per year, which earned the 2019 SEAL Award. The Green Team was created to not only lead green initiatives, but to support efforts in the community as well. This team participates in the Utah Sustainable Business Coalition with the mission to connect with other local businesses to implement sustainable practices. Young Living’s conservation efforts are ensuring that animals and their habitats are protected and preserved. Both the global headquarters and the Utah-based farm are home to milkweed waystations to support migrating monarch butterflies, helping to offset the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources needed. 

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Philanthropy

Each year they donate a portion of their proceeds from their Animal Scents products to benefit the Vital Grounds Foundation. Their mission is to protect and restore North America’s grizzly bear populations by conserving wildlife habitats. 

The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation led their 2019 global philanthropic efforts which impacted over 220,000 lives, raised $5.5 million in donations, and supported 86 organizations. 

The Young Living Academy in Ecuador educated 350 students in 2019, and celebrated the 21 graduates of the fourth graduating class.

By partnering with Hope for Justice, Young Living has impacted over 18,000 lives and helped end human trafficking and slavery. 

This nature-friendly company is continually growing deep roots in purpose, people, and our planet. As frequently quoted by the president and COO, Jared Turner, “We firmly believe that all businesses should have a human focus and an environmental focus”. Young Living is a purpose-filled company, fueled by what really matters - making the world a better place so we can all continue to enjoy nature’s living energy. 

Young Living’s COVID-19 Response

Young Living has stepped up their social responsibility efforts by partnering with several non-profit organizations to help those in need: 

  • They are working with Baby2Baby to fulfill needs for baby essentials and personal care items in family resource centers, homeless shelters, health clinics, and Head Start centers across the US.
  • They donated over 400lbs of food to the Utah Food Bank. 
  • They offered the use of their corporate Lehi Building to the Utah Department of Health as hospital overflow. 
  • Their Philippines office raised funds for the Red Cross to benefit front-line workers in the country.  
  • Employees have sown over 2500 fabric masks for use by employees in the Spanish Fork warehouse and for donation to the Navajo Nation Tribe. Operations continue, with additional masks being donated to local health care organizations. 
  • The D. Gary Young, Young Living foundation donated $100,000 to the International Rescue Committee’s COVID-19 response efforts which helps people impacted by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. This is accomplished by providing aid in crisis-stricken areas to pave the way for long-term recovery in over 40 countries. 
  • Young Living donated over $200,000 to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. 
  • They are donating Thieves hand sanitizer to fire and police departments, school districts, health care workers, and other vital support areas. 

Young Living won the Silver Stevie for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - At Organizations With More Than 2,500 Employees in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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