Leading Business Continuity and Incident Management Provider Accepted as Government G-Cloud Supplier


(PRWEB UK) 24 June 2014

The acceptance means Vocals multi award-winning services are now available to government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, wider public sector bodies and arms length bodies through the governments CloudStore.

Vocals full suite of award-winning business continuity and incident management solutions will now be available to UK public sector bodies under the service classification SaaS (Software as a service) on a pay-as-you-go or yearly contract basis as part of the Government G-Cloud initiative.

G-Cloud, aka Government Cloud Computing, is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement of cloud based IT by public sector bodies with the aim of promoting cloud computing and making savings on technology government-wide.

Cloud services are “quicker, cheaper and more competitive” (1), said Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude when launching G-Cloud in 2012 with the intention of shaving

Carpathia Hosting Provides New Managed Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Enterprises and Government Agencies


Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) June 2, 2009

Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and businesses, announced today it has been selected by organizations such as Echo360, Nuvolus, Ventraq, Voices Heard Media and a leading federal systems integrator to provide customized managed cloud solutions using its Carpathia AlwaysOn/InstantOn hybrid model.

AlwaysOn/InstantOn is the first managed cloud solution designed for enterprises, differentiating Carpathia Hosting from industry competitors. Components of the AlwaysOn/InstantOn model are highly flexible and can be used to design custom solutions to meet the specific needs of individual organizations. Already, multiple enterprises and government agencies have deployed the solution within their enterprises.

Echo360

Echo360 sought a managed solution that would allow its higher education customers to have a reliable and stable hosting environment for on-demand access to university lectures. The customized solution designed by Carpathia Hosting utilizes Carpathia AlwaysOn capacity for the predictable portion of Echo360’s workload, and then will provide Carpathia InstantOn to allow bursting into the Carpathia Hosting storage and compute cloud in the future when usage peaks.

“Carpathia Hosting evaluated the entire problem we were trying to solve. The one-to-one design support provided by Carpathia Hosting resulted in a solution with the reliability of dedicated resources, and in the future, the cost savings associated with the benefits of a ‘burstable’ cloud computing model,” said Mark Jones, President of Echo360.

Nuvolus

Delivering virtual desktop solutions to the healthcare industry presents many challenges. Not only does Nuvolus have to ensure compliance with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, it also must achieve a cost model that drives down the IT cost for healthcare providers. Nuvolus selected the Carpathia AlwaysOn/InstantOn solution to meet these challenges. By using dedicated and cloud services tied together with Carpathia Cloud Orchestration, Nuvolus has been able to create a compelling solution for its clients.

“We originally looked at deploying in a public cloud computing provider’s infrastructure, but quickly came to the conclusion that this was sub-optimal in terms of price and the support we require to deliver the mission-critical services our customers demand. With Carpathia Hosting, we have engineered a horizontally-scaled infrastructure solution, taking advantage of cloud-bursting to dynamically add more resources as we need them. By leveraging the blended solution, we can also take advantage of additional services such as managed backup, data recovery and storage,” said Kevin Ellis, CEO of Nuvolus.

Ventraq

Ventraq required a solution that could scale to meet the demands of high volumes of data processing over a low latency network. By using the AlwaysOn/InstantOn platform, Carpathia Hosting was able to develop a solution that met this key requirement in a matter of days.

“Our customers have strict requirements for security and availability of our mission critical application. By blending dedicated infrastructure with Carpathia Hosting’s cloud services, we were able to take advantage of its ‘Cloud Orchestration’ technology to allow our dedicated machines to leverage cloud storage and for our web traffic to be distributed across dedicated and cloud servers,” commented John Louglin, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mediation for Ventraq.

Voices Heard Media

Using Apache JMeter, Carpathia Hosting delivered an elastic testing cloud for Voices Heard Media, allowing load testing of thousands of simultaneous users against Voices Heard Media’s environment. In order to deliver this capability, the solution dynamically allocated cloud compute resources to scale to the required testing requirements. The process was controlled from a single JMeter console also running in Carpathia Hosting’s cloud infrastructure.

Bond International Software Streamlines Government Reporting and Employee Onboarding with New Integrations for AdaptSuite Staffing and Recruiting Software


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013

Responding to the continued growth in temporary staffing, Bond International Software today released AdaptSuite Version 2.3, an innovative front-to-back-office, cloud-hosted recruiting and staffing software, with many enhancements, including new partner integrations that streamline government reporting and employee onboarding for staffing organizations to reduce effort and improve efficiency.

Federal, State and Local government tax reporting requirements are constantly changing presenting a challenge for staffing companies doing business in multiple states to keep up with those changes and deliver accurate reports. Bond AdaptSuite offers fully-integrated payroll-billing that now includes file transmittal to its partner, Greenshades Software, Inc. Greenshades reporting expertise and software is used by thousands of firms, and enables Bond AdaptSuite customers to remain compliant with the latest government filing requirements. The key benefits include:

Reporting data is accumulated seamlessly as transactions are processed in AdaptSuite.
AdaptSuite allows review of the data before transmission to Greenshades to ensure accuracy.
Greenshades Center allows the Bond AdaptSuite Financial Administrator to submit all of their electronic filing from a single location securely and efficiently.
Extensive support for e-filing Federal, State, Local and New Hire reporting; monthly, quarterly and annually, including SUTA/SUI, and more.
Historical reporting data is available within the Employee Financial section in AdaptSuite.

Another challenge facing staffing companies is the tedious, but necessary, paperwork involved in onboarding temporary employees. Answering that challenge, Bond AdaptSuite now includes a thoughtfully designed employee onboarding process to reduce the effort associated with onboarding. This features integration with partner Adobe Systems Incorporated and its EchoSign product. Adobe EchoSign enables staffing companies to easily move electronically signed employee onboarding documents from paper to the web. That means faster cycles, lower costs, a better customer experience ensuring compliance, plus easy and fast reporting.

Electronic signatures are widely used and legally accepted since the year 2000, and Adobes EchoSign is an acknowledged leader with a 98% presence in Fortune and Global 1000 companies. The benefits of Adobe EchoSign supports:

Signers who insist on printing, signing and faxing back.
Capability for documents to be signed by anyone, anywhere with Adobe EchoSign on any computer, tablet or mobile phone with a web browser.
New business requirements and changing workflows.
A complete web contracting and document process from signing to archiving.
Highly secure SaaS environment.

Bond AdaptSuite with Adobe EchoSign provides a seamless onboarding solution for creating, sending, tracking, and managing electronic signatures for the various forms that a staffing company might need. These can include smart forms, event workflows, automated storage and filing, audit trails, and more.

Steve Taylor, Bond International Software Inc. President and CEO noted that Bond continues to lead with world-class front-to-back-office staffing software solutions. These new integrations further improve efficiencies and business processes and when combined with our commitment to customer service and support, we believe that AdaptSuite offers staffing and recruiting companies an unbeatable choice to drive their business success.

For more information on Bond AdaptSuite recruiting and staffing software or to schedule a demonstration, please visit http://www.bond-us.com or call 800-318-4983.

About Bond International Software PLC (UK, AIM: BDI)

London stock-market listed Bond International Software has been a global provider of Recruitment, HR and Payroll software & services for 40 years.

Bond is one of the largest, and most established, global specialists in staffing software for recruitment agencies worldwide and is a rapidly growing provider of web-based e-recruitment and talent acquisition software to the corporate market. Bond also provides established HR and payroll outsourcing services and software directly to both the public and private sectors. For more information please visit http://www.bondinternationalsoftware.com.

Bond International Software, Inc. is the U.S. operating company for Bond, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and offices in Richmond, Virginia and Bloomington, Minnesota. The Bond U.S. operations, with more than 100 employees, support nearly 800 customers and 20,000 users. For more information please visit http://www.bond-us.com.

For further information, please contact:

Phil McCutchen, Marketing Manager

Bond International Software, Inc.

phil(dot)mccutchen(at)bond-us(dot)com

1-800-318-4983 x1112 or 770-246-2319







Government Cloud Experts Including Layered Tech to Convene in Washington, D.C.


Plano, Texas (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Government cloud computing will be the focus when Layered Tech and other industry leaders join IT decision-makers from federal, state, and local government for the 7th annual Cloud/GOV conference on February 12 in Washington, D.C. The conference will address innovation and change in public sector use and procurement of information technology.

Recent federal initiatives such as the Cloud First policy show recognition on the part of the federal government that the cloud can help agencies spend taxpayer dollars more efficiently and develop more agile, responsive constituent services. Layered Tech, with its deep experience providing cloud infrastructure and platform services that comply with stringent federal security requirements, is uniquely well positioned to help public sector IT decision-makers understand the benefits, challenges, and best practices for migrating to the cloud.

At Cloud/GOV 2013, Layered Tech President Brad Hokamp will serve on a panel addressing When is a Cloud Business Solution Right for Your Agency?. The panel will be moderated by Susie Adams, Microsofts CTO for Federal Sales and will include CIOs from federal agencies.

Cloud computing, when used strategically and implemented with the necessary security and compliance toolsets, can foster more efficient and nimble government services, said Mr. Hokamp. Were happy to have the opportunity to share what weve learned from years of experience providing secure, compliant cloud platforms for federal agencies and their application partners.

Layered Tech provides FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure and platform services to more than half of U.S. federal agencies, including some of the most security-sensitive agencies such as the Departments of Justice, Energy, and Treasury. In partnership with Microsoft, Layered Tech recently launched the Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution tailored specifically to the high security requirements of federal government enterprise applications. To help advance the development and adoption of government-oriented cloud applications, Layered Tech runs a Public Sector Incubation Center for software vendors and system integrators leveraging the Microsoft Dynamics platform.

The day-long Cloud/GOV 2013 conference is sponsored by Deltek and the Software & Information Industry Associations Public Sector Innovation Group (PSIG). The conference will be held at The Westin Washington and features keynote presentations and panel discussions throughout the day. For conference details, visit http://www.siia.net/cloudgov/2013/overview.asp.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Techs scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit http://www.layeredtech.com.

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Hosting Pioneer AIS Network Marks 20-Year Anniversary, Celebrating Growth in Cloud Hosting, Government Hosting


Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

January 2, 2013 As AIS Network marks its 20th anniversary this year, the hosting pioneer is finding a lot to celebrate. Over the last year, the company has doubled its Northern Virginia cloud, broadened further its enterprise-class SharePoint hosting customer base, and expanded its hosting for multiple new federal, state and local electronic government (eGov) clients.

The privately held AISN is a leading provider of custom, enterprise-class hosting solutions for mission-critical applications and big data with the most demanding requirements for security, compliance and responsiveness. Last spring, AISN announced its selection by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency as a contracted supplier chosen to offer IT hosting services to Virginia state agencies throughout the commonwealth and other eligible public entities, including Virginia counties, cities, towns, educational institutions and public safety providers.

The opportunities for hosting are dramatically bigger than they were two decades ago, and the road ahead is even brighter as the demand for highly secure cloud-based hosting increases, said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.

AISNs consistent growth over the past 20 years, our strong position in the cloud computing industry today and our ability to offer our customers state-of-the-art virtualization technologies gives us a lot to celebrate and a lot to look forward to. Most importantly, were grateful to our customers, partners, employees, advisors and everyone who has been a part of AISNs 20-year history.”

Atkinson noted that he is most proud of the responsive customer service that AISN provides, giving the company an extremely low customer churn rate.

We do whatever it takes to ensure that our customers are delighted with our service. Many AISN customers have been with the company longer than a decade, and we are very proud of that fact, Atkinson said.

Our top priority is responsiveness. And when prospective customers ask for help building a custom hosting solution, we dont delay — even before they engage with us. Thats the way we do business.

History of AIS Network

Founded in 1993 by current AISN President of Midwest Operations Dan Lundahl, the company began operations in Chicago and has grown steadily as a leading provider of enterprise cloud hosting and managed hosting services for governments and businesses across North America.

In 2010, AISN was acquired by 3Sixty Holdings, LLC, a technology-focused holding company. At that time, Atkinson became its chief executive and long-time Internet executive Kurt Baumann was appointed chairman and chief technology officer, bringing along a team of seasoned executives. AISN moved its headquarters from Illinois to Virginia last year but retained its Chicago area office.

Today, organizations with vast amounts of data and large user populations, particularly those in government agencies and the highly regulated health care and financial services industries, rely on AISN to host their most sensitive data, applications and Web sites in a fully compliant environment.

About AIS Network

AIS Network takes businesses to the cloud. This year marks the hosting pioneers 20th anniversary as a leading provider of fully managed hosting for mission-critical applications, data and online businesses with demanding security, compliance and responsiveness requirements. Whether youre using our private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or good old-fashioned dedicated hosting, we take the worry out of your IT. Our world-class, disaster-resistant facilities and commitment to quality service ensure that our customers arent just satisfied they love us. Unlike many cloud hosting companies, AISN, a SSAE 16 Type II-compliant organization, personalizes client service at every level, inspiring full confidence that mission-critical data, applications and email are in reliable hands. Visit http://www.aisn.net.

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Virtual Internet Selected To Provide Cloud Hosting Services To The UK Government In G-Cloud iii


London, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 May 2013

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement by public sector bodies of commodity IT services that are cloud-based. A series of framework agreements with suppliers enable public sector organisations to procure Cloud services without the need for the full tender process and this is now the third iteration of the G-Cloud. Virtual Internet is proud to announce that they are available to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government bodies.

The G-Cloud iii version of the CloudStore now offers more than 800 suppliers and more than 7,000 services across all types of cloud service models, including Public, Private and Hybrid. Services are still offered under four Lots: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Software as a Service (SaaS); and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS).

“The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud,” said VI.NET Managing Director Patrick McCarthy.

The G-Cloud Programme website states: “Cloud computing has brought about a step change in the economics and sustainability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering computing resources. The G-Cloud is an iterative programme of work to achieve this which will deliver fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.”

Virtual Internet has been providing enterprise-class managed hosting services since 1996. To find out more visit their website at http://www.vi.net.







Linea Group Awarded G-Cloud Services Framework Agreement by Government Procurement Service


(PRWEB UK) 14 December 2012

Linea Group today announced that it has been approved to provide specialist Cloud services under the G-Cloud framework initiative. The approval means that public sector organisations will now be able to procure services from Linea Group within the Professional Services category.

In plain language, this means Linea Group is already trusted by 1,600 public sector organisations, including 250 local councils covering 30,000 sites.

G-Cloud is a flagship Government scheme, introduced to develop a secure, high-performance cloud infrastructure for the Public Sector. The objective is to ease the moving of computing services to the Cloud. Key features include assured security, standard management practices, approved suppliers and easy access to technology; all aimed at making I.T. cheaper to run.

Under G-Cloud, Linea Group will offer a full range of Project and Programme Management services in support of migration to the Cloud.

Linea Group Chief Executive, Ian Chambers said, G-Cloud is a tremendous opportunity for the Public Sector to reduce overall costs, improve responsiveness and access the innovative solutions required to move computing services to the cloud. As an approved framework supplier, Linea Group will now be able to offer clients quicker and easier access to the services which we have been providing for the Public Sector over the last decade.

Linea Group Director of Marketing, Ian Ormrod commented, this announcement is the latest in a series of key milestones for our consulting practice, as we continue to work closely with Public Sector clients to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions aimed at improving operational efficiency.

Linea Group is an award winning, independently owned business consultancy which delivers tailored operational improvement, project and programme management solutions and supply chain optimisation for public and private sector clients. Support is delivered through an integrated consultancy, training, recruitment and managed service practices to an array of clients operating within the public and private sectors.







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Fusion PPT CEO to be Featured Speaker for the InformationWeek Government Webcast: Getting Started With Big Data


Vienna, VA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012

Fusion PPT, a recognized cloud computing strategy and technology firm, announced today that its CEO, Michael Biddick will be a featured speaker for the InformationWeek Government Webcast: Getting Started With Big Data.

With the vast amount of information that is being generated, collected, and managed by government agencies it only makes sense that they are on the leading edge of Big Data. However, agencies must not only store that information but act on it. In order to advance an agencies mission and get the real advantages, Big Data must be analyzed and applied in new ways.

Big Data can only reach its full potential with a developed strategy putting the appropriate systems and processes into place. In this webcast, InformationWeek Government will help government IT professionals understand the steps required to support data volumes that are a thousand times bigger than yesterdays databases, and to apply that data to improve government operations and offer new public services.

Michael Biddick alongside other industry leaders will discuss the tools and techniques for managing petabyte-size databases and gleaning discoveries from them as well as identifying opportunities for using big data to accomplish agency objectives. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about best practices in Big Data management from hands-on experts. The discussion will include an update on the White Houses Big Data Initiative and explore the critical components of a successful Big Data strategy and discuss how to get started.

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UK Government Choses Virtual Internet to Deliver Cloud Services on G-Cloud


London, England 24 February 2012

Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, Virtual Internet says a new era in IT for government has arrived. The public sector is now allowed to take better advantage of the cost savings, efficiency, and agility of cloud computing. The importance of the UK Government’s G-Cloud cloud-based technologies and the departure from the old on-premise hardware model is recognised.

The G-Cloud framework enables government organisations to purchase cloud services from suppliers that have already undergone the UK Governments demanding approval process to join the G-cloud supplier list.

As an approved supplier, Virtual Internets high-availability Cloud Services are now offered to public sector organisations for purchase online through the Governments CloudStore. These services include Virtual Internet Public Cloud Hosting, Private Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud Hosting, and Content Delivery Network.

Virtual Internet partners with leading suppliers including VMware and Level 3 Inc., and operates top tier UK datacentres that deliver maximum resiliency and security. Virtual Internet is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified for security management and quality management.

For more information about Virtual Internet Cloud Services, please visit: http://www.vi.net.

For more information about the G-Cloud and CloudStore visit: http://www.govstore.net.

About Virtual Internet

Virtual Internet is a leading provider of high availability hosting solutions for businesses. Virtual Internet tackles the agility, innovation, and efficiency challenges posed by on-premise IT infrastructure. Specialising in cloud services and exceptional managed services with tailored SLAs, Virtual Internet delivers a reliable platform for hosting your websites and applications without you having to manage the infrastructure that goes with it. Virtual Internet cloud services includes cloud servers, private cloud, and hybrid cloud and delivers a dynamic environment for hosting IT assets with the flexibility to change resource requirements on-demand and in tandem with business objectives. The team at Virtual Internet believe that all companies are different which is why they design, build and manage cloud services to suit each customers unique needs. The company also offers dedicated servers, colocation, CDN, and messaging and collaboration SaaS applications.

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