ECI Honored as Bronze Winner in the 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in Cloud Computing/Software as a Service

Elkhart, IN (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI) has been named a bronze winner of the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in Cloud Computing/Software as a Service (SaaS) by Network Products Guide, an industry-leading technology research and advisory guide. The industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry, world-wide.

ECIs proprietary HR software technology, Empower, is a web-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution designed to accommodate midsize organizations. Featuring a unique single source cloud-based platform, Empower delivers a unified database and robust capabilities that cover the entire employee lifecycle, including Applicant Recruitment, Onboarding, Self Service, Online Benefit Enrollment, Human Resource Management, Benefits Management, Payroll, Learning Management, Performance Management, and Time and Labor Management. Empowers robust technology offers user-friendly enhanced data management, peripheral system integrations, and third-party interfacing. Available via a SaaS delivery platform, Empower is an exceptionally cost-effective solution that generates virtually no IT footprint while providing anytime, anywhere access to HCM data and technologies.

Hot Companies and Best Products award winners were honored in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 23, 2014 during the 9th annual dinner and presentations. A yearly achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the worlds best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

To be recognized by the IT industry for our cloud-based HR software technology is a great honor, said Jeff Lacy, ECI President and CEO. This further validates our position as a company poised to successfully overcome the outdated and inefficient processes HR teams struggle with today, and help them become more strategic, contributing members of their organizations with our unified solution.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industrys leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About ECI

Specializing in HCM solutions, ECI

New Resource Launches to Help Find the Best Cloud Bookkeeping Services

(PRWEB) June 24, 2014

The online Cloud Bookkeeping resource hub has been newly launched to help freelancers and self-employed workers to take charge of their accounts and harness the power of cloud computing in order to better managing their finances.

The website which can be found at has gotten off to a busy start by offering plenty of advice to those who are interested in learning more about cloud bookkeeping and cloud accounting. The first portion of the website is devoted to explaining and demystifying this modern approach to bookkeeping, covering how the services work and why it can be a good choice for many individuals and business organizations.

As the website has evolved and expanded over the short period it has been live, the team have been busily reviewing and evaluating a selection of the best and worst online cloud book keeping services available to individuals and small groups. This published advice not only covers the main contenders in great detail, but also provides a lot of advice for evaluating the options according to the needs of the customer.

When speaking to the team behind the website, the inspiration for the website and their future plans were readily shared. Everyone keeps hearing about the cloud and cloud computing but not many people correctly know what it means, the site founder of the website noted. When we began looking into the different cloud services online, it became clear that cloud bookkeeping and online accounting were the main areas where traction was really being found, he continued. That told us that there must be a lot of people out there that could benefit from these services, but might not be sure how best to harness them or even that they need them, and thus the website was born, the shared further.

When looking at the different online service providers in this growing sector, the website team were able to clearly pick out a handful of options that offered the best range of services and usability at a fair price. These options all made their way to the comprehensive guide to the top 5 online accounting software leader board which includes such eminent names as Cloud Bookkeeper, Cloud Bean Counter, and Fresh Books. With so many options to choose from, the website aims to simplify the selection process and arm consumers with the information they need to make the right decision for their needs and the needs of their company or the services they offer.

Future plans for the website include working with those offering these cloud-based financial services and establishing promotions and discounts for the readers of the website. Although these deals are yet to be finalized, it is expected they will include free trials and discounts on the price of the most popular online bookkeeping services out there.

With many more users turning to the cloud for their business needs, it appears that sites like Cloud Bookkeeping will continue to play an important role in informing and educating customers in the options available to them, in order to help them find the best solutions for their needs.

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BluePi Set To Host Webinar AWS Security Best Practices On June 18, 2014

Gurgaon, Haryana, India (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

BluePi is set to host a webinar AWS Security Best Practices on June 18, 2014 at 3 pm. The seminar would be presented by Pronam Chatterjee, a Founding Member at BluePi Consulting Pvt. Ltd. that is an AWS Partner. The presenter would discuss the AWS approach to security and building/integration of secure virtual private cloud.

You need to register to participate in the webinar on our website, using your FB or Google+ login. If you are unsure about the AWS approach to security, joining the webinar will help. The webinar will help you learn how responsibilities are shared between AWS and businesses along with using AWS Identity and Access Management, commented a senior executive with the company.

The webinar would focus on points such as AWS approach to security; sharing of responsibilities between AWS and enterprises; building own secure virtual private cloud and integrating it with the existing solutions; using AWS Identity and Access Management for secure management and operation of applications; best practices for securing content; and how to build own secure applications on AWS. It would focus on allaying the doubts of enterprises regarding the AWS.

BluePi, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, is set to advise enterprises about the advantages brought in by the AWS collaboration. The executive stated, Gamut of our services includes cloud computing, mobile application development, big data problems, agile product development, performance engineering and social presence.

BluePi, a frontline company offering Amazon cloud services in India, has deep expertise of working on a range of cloud applications. They are well-versed with the complexities of cloud computing including costs, risks and assets. Leveraging their skillset, they align the cloud with business goals of the clients. When it comes to Amazon web services in India they are among the most trusted companies.

About the Company:

BluePi is a trusted offshore development company offering fast and scalable solutions to the clients. Thanks to their cutting edge expertise, they have an edge over competition in development of custom applications in an array of languages and platforms. The companys programmers are equipped with the right combination of next generation technologies. Any business looking for Amazon consulting partner can visit the official website of BluePi.

Contact Information

BluePi Consulting Pvt Ltd.

610, Tower-A, Unitech Business Zone,

Nirvana Country, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Phone: +91-98186-97707

Email: info(at)bluepi(dot)in


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GoGrid Awarded “Best of Show” for LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Awards

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2008

GoGrid ( ), a leading Cloud Computing service provider of Linux and Windows Cloud server hosting, announced that GoGrid has been awarded the “Best of Show” Product Excellence Award at IDG’s LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld and Next-Generation Data Center Conference and Expo exhibitors. GoGrid had been nominated for Best Virtualization Solution and was pleasantly surprised to receive the Best of Show honor. The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo took place August 4th through August 7th, 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

ServePath, the parent company behind the GoGrid service, won the Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld 2007 for best Grid Computing Solution last year. Capitalizing on this experience and honor, ServePath’s new flagship Cloud Computing offering, GoGrid, continues to secure its strong position within the Cloud Hosting industry with this new Product Excellence Award.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrator users to quickly and easily create, deploy, load balance and manage Linux and Windows cloud servers within seconds. GoGrid offers true “Control in the Cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex network infrastructures which may include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the graphical user interface.

System Administrators and Developers enjoy GoGrid’s REST-like Application Programming Interface (API), which allows for programmatic control of the entire GoGrid infrastructure using clearly documented commands. The GoGrid API provides the ability to create interactive GoGrid management applications and enables the scripting and chaining of various GoGrid commands for automation.

“GoGrid is the future of server delivery,” said ServePath CEO John Keagy. “This award is terrific third party validation of the smart, hard work that our development and product teams have put in over the last three years.” Keagy went on to say: “Without revealing any secrets, I can assure you that GoGrid will continue to get better and persuade more people to give up their hardware dependent ways of serving data. We continue to add to the GoGrid library of operating systems, server images and applications like Apache, IIS and mySQL. Furthermore our commitment to Linux and Open Source solutions is strong.”

GoGrid was an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008 and demoed the award-winning product in booth #900.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balance cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control in minutes via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.

### Announces the Top 5 Best Cloud-Based VoIP Providers

(PRWEB) September 09, 2013

Life is better in the clouds, as many businesses already know. According to a latest study by Verizon, business use of cloud technology grew by 90% from 2012 to 2013–and for good reason. Cloud technology makes running a business far easier and cheaper, especially when it comes to the office phone system.

Cloud-based VoIP service combines the best of two technologies: cheap Internet calling (VoIP) and cloud hosting. Cloud-based VoIP phone service is hosted off-site by the phone provider and uses the Internet to connect calls. Its often presented as a cloud PBX or hosted PBX system, which is the software that connects internal and external calls.

All businesses can use a little extra cash, which is why is announcing the top 5 best cloud-based VoIP providers.

1. Telesphere

Telesphere is an award-winning VoIP provider based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They’re a leading provider of business VoIP solutions nationwide. They use cloud-based technology for their phone systems, which empower businesses by hosting, managing, and unifying their office communications. Their cloud systems come with a private data connection, business-class IP phones, and 24×7 support.

2. Vocalocity

Vocalocity offers some of the cheapest cloud PBX services, with rates at $ 14.99/month per extension for each additional extension after the first main phone line. Vocalocity has a strong mobile emphasis, which is a good fit for companies with a remote telecommuting workforce. Businesses can choose between an unlimited and metered plans, depending on their call volume.

3. RingCentral

RingCentral is great business VoIP provider for companies of all sizes. RingCentral has three major plans to fit any size business. There is the small business plan for 2-19 users for $ 29.99/month per extension, the medium-size business plan for 20-99 users for $ 21.99/month per extension, and the large business plan of 100+ users for $ 19.99/month per extension. RingCentral also includes IP faxing along with their cloud PBX package, which is a useful cost-saving perk.

4. 8×8, Inc

8×8, Inc is the perfect cloud PBX provider for companies with international offices. Under 8×8, Incs Unlimited Extension plan, businesses can use unlimited calling within the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom for only $ 29.99/month per extension. 8×8, Inc also offers a Global Extension plan for $ 79.99/month per extension, which offer cheap calling rates to over 40 other international countries.

5. offers some of the lowest rates for office extensions for companies that need short-term or long-term solutions. A standard cloud PBX package runs for $ 17.95/month per extension with a two year agreement. One-year agreements are also available, which run for $ 19.95/month per extension.

Business is moving into the clouds. With cheap cloud-based VoIP service, businesses can get ahead of the game while saving thousands of dollars each year.

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SaaS Cloud Computing Model Cited as ‘Best Choice’ for Enterprise Environments

LOS ANGELES, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

The 2014 Software as a Service and Cloud Applications University Conference is being held May 13 thru 15 in Austin, Texas. The event is organized by Softletter which tracks software industry benchmarks, metrics and information to help executives improve in-house growth and profitability. Loren Saxby, founder and president of the L.A.-based “smarter” business software firm INTLY, says Softletter is on the right track and cites SaaS Cloud Computing models as “the absolute best choice” for enterprise clients seeking to improve productivity and efficiency levels.

“Truly motivated enterprise professionals are always looking to achieve a perfect blend of cost savings, increased productivity and maximum ROI,” says Saxby. “Building their internal networks around a SaaS Cloud Computing model is the best way to achieve all three for higher levels of productivity and effciency.”

Saxby points to a Wall Street Journal article showing the benefits of cloud computing.

“Not surprisingly,” he explains, “it shows that cloud computing has been ‘exceeding expectations.’ Essentially, a group of IT folks were asked to rank their experience with cloud-based services. Across the board? They said they experienced ‘better results, faster deployments and lower costs’ thanks to cloud-computing initiatives.”

The INTLY team designs and implements custom SaaS Cloud Computing models which meet the specific needs of its enterprise clients. Saxby says INTLY’s SaaS strategies offer benefits which extend beyond the obvious.

“New enterprise clients are amazed at how much money and time we save them by building SaaS platforms onto cloud computing infrastructures and by giving end-users access to data and applications, in real time, no matter where they’re doing business.”

A CEO visiting San Jose on business, an employee working from his desk in Denver and a consultant in Chicago can all access the same data and applications without having to load that information on to or sync up their laptops, desktops, tablets, etc.

“Everything is integrated and managed from one location in the cloud. That’s what makes SaaS cloud computing the absolute best choice for enterprise environments: It saves time, money and resources. That’s what max productivity and ROI are all about!”

Microsoft cites five reasons of its own to choose SaaS Cloud Computing. In summary:

To lower near- or short-term expenses associated with software acquisition
To shift a portion of a company’s IT budget from capital to operational expense
To leverage limited IT resources to better deploy and maintain hardware and software
To redirect IT efforts from deployment and maintenance to high-priority projects
To reduce energy consumption and energy-related expenses
Learn more about SaaS Cloud Computing by joining INTLYs mailing list at Press and media inquiries should be directed to WebProvise, INTLYs digital marketing agency of choice: 1 (800) 381-0027.

INTRODUCING INTLY: INTLY develops smarter business software that helps build better businesses! Pronounced INT-lee, the company offers comprehensive, cloud-based, intelligent software and smart enterprise software solutions. Its SaaS, or software as a service, products are specifically designed to organize, streamline and simplify critical operations, thereby helping small- and medium-sized businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors noticeably improve their efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Proxios Releases the Best Practices for Cloud Security in New White Paper

(PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Proxios released a new white paper that outlines the best practices for securing your IT infrastructure when moving to the cloud.

While the cloud offers significant business advantages, if it is not secured properly it can result in substantial damage. Thats why Proxios is helping organizations understand the best ways for the cloud provider and cloud service customer to maintain the highest level of security.

A cloud service provider should have numerous security layers in a cloud infrastructure including: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), virus and malware audits, full patching and audits, multiple firewalling layers, DMZs and more. Also, the datacenter itself should have multiple levels of physical security.

Each cloud customer should implement security precautions from each endpoint device. A structured security training program for each individual business can help address social engineering threats, which are elaborate tricks used to gain access to a companys systems.

To learn how Proxios helps maintain the highest level of security in the cloud, read the Securing the Proxios Cloud whitepaper

About Proxios

Proxios, a pioneer in cloud computing technology since 1999, offers businesses a full range of IT services on a subscription basis including application hosting and VOIP phone systems. Proxios hosts proprietary and third-party software, delivering your desktop to your office, home or mobile device. Proxios is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia serving customers across the United States and Canada. For more information visit:

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ElasticHosts Win Best Cloud Service at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards

London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2010

The awards took place on the first day of the Cloud Computing World Forum and were judged by an independent panel of judges comprised of leading experts and commentators in the IT sector.

Richard Davies, CEO of ElasticHosts, said, “ElasticHosts is a pioneer in Cloud Computing. In 2008 we were one of the first cloud providers to launch in Europe, and have provided ultra-flexible and easy-to-use cloud servers ever since. We are delighted to have won the award for “Best Cloud Service”, which recognises the enthusiasm that we hear from our customers every day.”

“I have used many other cloud and virtual server solutions in the past.” said Andrew Fear of Trana eCommerce Ltd, an ElasticHosts customer. “I was beginning to get frustrated with these providers and had been looking for alternatives for a while. Then I found ElasticHosts and I realized that I would be able to add a lot of flexibility for no extra cost. I now have quite a few servers with ElasticHosts. We can buy exactly the capacity that we need today and then scale it when we need more, which is a huge benefit and saves a lot of money. The best thing about ElasticHosts though, is being able to talk technical to someone who can talk technical back — a rare thing these days!”

Davies continues, “Going forward, we have just launched ElasticHosts in the US and become an intercontinental cloud. We have also launched the ElasticStack cloud platform which enables other service providers to swiftly offer own-brand cloud services from their own data centres, backed by our cutting-edge technology. We look forward to our award-winning cloud services reaching an ever increasing audience, both through ElasticHosts ourselves and via our ElasticStack platform partners.”

Show Director, Mark Johnstone, announced that the quality of this year’s entries was extremely high, and tough choices had to be made. “We are delighted with the number of organisations entering the awards this year” he said. “The quantity and quality of entries has been extremely high which can only be very positive for the future of business computing. Some very difficult decisions had to be made in choosing our winners for each category.”

For further information about ElasticHosts cloud servers and about the ElasticStack cloud platform, then please visit, which offers a free trial of the award-winning cloud service, or visit or call ElasticHosts on +44 (0) 845 686 8642.

For media enquiries regarding ElasticHosts, then please contact Champion Communications on +44 (0) 20 7268 3076 or elastichosts(at)championcomms(dot)com

For further information on the Awards or about the Cloud Computing World Forum, then please contact Rachelle Fuerth on +44 (0) 845 519 1230 or rachell(at)keynoteworld(dot)com

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GigeNET Announces: GigeNET CloudServer, Best Cloud Services Yet, More Features, Better Service

Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus) August 1, 2010

GigeNETCloud, the Illinois-based Cloud Server provider, announced that its GigeNETCloud with its newly added features is the best and most feature rich Cloud environment on the market today.

The newest version once again puts everyone else behind. Snapshots, VPN access, RDNS, Clone your Cloud from a Snapshot we are moving and moving fast, said Ameen Pishdadi, GigeNET CTO. With our Infrastructure and continued updates and improvements coming out every other week, we are definitely one of the front runners in Cloud Computing. GigeNETCloud customers are receiving the best options in the industry for the best possible price.

With these newest upgrades, GigeNET offers an amazing array of features, with easily scalable Cloud servers. GigeNETCloud continues to improve on what Cloud offerings used to be, giving GigeNETCloud customers the widest range of possibilities for combining services and use, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

GigeNETCloud customers have been very supportive since its inception and are signing up to use the exciting new features on the Cloud and like the possibility of combining GigeNET Dedicated Servers and Co-location services with the Cloud Servers to maintain flexibility in their custom environment. GigeNETCloud offers a free trial, showing once again GigeNET confidence in product and development. Contact GigeNETCloud Sales Chat for a free Trial.

Cloud Server clustering and Cloud Server communications support connectivity between private networks and GigeNETs dedicated servers, This can easily be accomplished with VLANs and GigeNET private networking. We are able to set up customized configurations for our clients, we have the knowhow and support personnel to do that for our clients said Ameen Pishdadi GigeNET CTO, we treat our customers like family and not like a number, we are interested in being a partner, not just a provider.

The newest version of the GigeNETCloud includes significant upgrades and improvements, states Pishdadi. New features, more options on the control panel, better management tools, VPN access and many more little details making our customers life just a little easier. Our cloud server performance is already second to none.

With a high availability and redundant infrastructure, managed 24/7 tech support to every subscriber at every level, and new features being added every 30 to 60 days, GigeNETCloud is a staple and the go-to location in the Cloud Server Hosting Industry.

For more information, visit

Gigenet GigeNETCloud and VPSHive are subsidiaries of DMP LLC.

545 E Algonquin Road, Suite D Arlington Heights, IL 60005 ph. 800-908-7115

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GigeNET Best customer service in Hosting Industry! Service, Service, Service

Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus) August 2, 2010

GigeNET a Dedicated server and Co-Location provider is focused on providing the best experience for its customers. With a new Sales structure, extended Sales hours and improved customer support, GigeNET once again proves that being focused on providing the best service is appreciated by Dedicated Server customers around the globe. Specializing in higher end dedicated hosting and Co-Location solutions. GigeNET has with its new version of Cloud Computing once again extended the Customer experience Combining Dedicated Servers, Co-location and Cloud computing allows GigeNET customers to mix and match services to fit their needs. We are not trying to fit a customer in a box of preexisting services, we make the service fit our customers needs a company representative stated. Being flexible allows our customers to build their own unique solution and do it within their budget

With outstanding and knowledgeable Tech Support personnel GigeNET sets an industry standard and is expanding on its lead in customer satisfaction. Many reviews about GigeNET reflect that dedication to that philosophy. We are a reliable partner to our customers, top notch network and top notch support.

GigeNET Dedicated Servers are all built with branded components and configured for highest levels of reliability. With Gigabit ports available and route optimized premium Bandwidth providers on a multi homed network, GigeNET has earned a reputation for a high performance network and outstanding technical support.

GigeNET now also added Cloud Servers and the ability to connect Cloud to Dedicated or Co-located environments. The ability to connect through private VLANs from Cloud to Dedicated or Co-Located Servers give GigeNET clients a large array of features useful to many established and growing organizations. The ability to use Cloud Servers for development and to back up Co-Located Servers or Dedicated Servers has shown to be an exciting new feature to all GigeNET clients.

Rapid deployment Dedicated Servers and instant GigeNETCloud Servers give GigeNET clients the flexibility todays businesses demand.

GigeNET, GigeNETCloud and Coloquest your solutions Datacenter.

For more information visit

Gigenet GigeNETCloud and VPSHive are subsidiaries of DMP LLC.

545 E Algonquin Road, Suite D Arlington Heights, IL 60005 ph. 800-561 -2656

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