PYA Analytics Makes ACPE Cover Story

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

PYA congratulates affiliate company, PYA Analytics, for its recent feature cover story in the July/August 2014 issue of the Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management from the American College of Physician Executives. Big Data: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Big Analytics, is authored by PYA Analytics leaders Kent Bottles, MD (Chief Medical Officer and PYA Principal), Edmond Begoli, PhD (Chief Technology Officer), and Brian Worley, PhD (President and CEO).

The article explores how the explosion of data can be analyzed to develop actionable correlations that hospital and medical groups can use to address pain points such as length of stay, re-admissions, and hospital-acquired infections. These correlations can help hospitals and medical groups cut per-capita costs and increase the quality of the care they provide. The development of cloud computing makes it economically feasible for small systems and organizations to utilize predictive analytics without investing millions of dollars in data-warehousing projects.

Despite economically attractive opportunities for entry, the authors also explain some of the pitfalls that often trip up unsophisticated analysts. Predictive analytics can be a powerful tool, but the complexity of the approach must be appreciated and taken into account.

There is a mountain of electronic data out there awaiting meaningful analyses, said PYA President Ed Pershing. With our launch of PYA Analytics a year ago, we broadened the firms capabilities with state-of-the-art analytic processes. This ACPE article demonstrates the many important applications of data analytics, and PYA Analytics ability to utilize the worlds most advanced tools and resources to serve not only the healthcare industry, but also businesses and government in addressing their most challenging issues.

About PYA Analytics

An affiliate company of PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.), PYA Analytics provides data analytics, modeling and simulation, and management consulting to clients in healthcare, business, government, and nonprofit organizations. PYA Analytics world-leading computational scientists team with PYAs experienced healthcare consultants who assist with implementing practical analytical models that improve quality and reduce costs.

About PYA

For over three decades, PYA has provided timely insight and strategic support, helping clients thrive in the midst of rapid change. PYA is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nations tenth largest privately held healthcare management consulting firm, serving clients in 48 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa Bay. For more information, visit

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Agile IT Makes San Diego Business Journals Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

With the San Diego business scene experiencing an emergence of innovation and businesses using new technologies to get ahead, San Diego-based Agile IT is being recognized for its growth, coming in as No. 15 on the San Diego Business Journals 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list.

The list showcases the regions fastest-growing companies based on growth in gross revenue over the last three years. The Business Journal hosted a special awards reception at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Thursday, July 10, to honor companies that made the 2014 list.

Were happy to be recognized for our growth, but we remain devoted to providing top-quality customer service, forward-thinking advic, and easy-to-understand training on the latest tools to help our client partners grow their businesses as well, said John Gilham, CEO of Agile IT. Business leaders and IT professionals should be looking for technology solutions that will save them money, simplify their business operations, and increase their organizations competitive advantage, and thats where we can help.

One of the first service providers to deliver Office 365 solutions, Microsoft named Agile IT as 2014 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year, 2013 West Region Cloud Partner of the Year, and 2012 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year awards. The companys advanced expertise in Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, System Center, CRM, SQL, Active Directory, and Exchange Server, along with a more broad focus of IT support, Cloud computing, Office 365 migrations, and VoIP is helping its clients maximize their investment in technology.

To see the list of services Agile IT provides and how the company has helped a wide range of organizations be more successful with the use of technology, visit

Agile IT, based in San Diego, has been a trusted advisor for corporate, government, education, and non-profit customers nationwide since 2006. The company uses its technical expertise and best-in-class Microsoft Partner status to be adaptive, responsive, and strategic on behalf of its client partners communicating in plain English, maximizing their return on investment, and helping drive their success.

Cloudways Makes Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting A Breeze For Digital Agencies

Malta (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

The European Managed Cloud Hosting provider, Cloudways, has announced today to revitalize its service plan in order to offer turnkey, fully managed WordPress hosting service to digital agencies around the world.

This plan will enable digital agenciesespecially those working on multiple WordPress projectsto avail full server / network level support as well as professional WordPress support and maintenance.

The company already provides managed solutions for various Content Management Systems (CMS) to a good number of digital / new media agencies globally, such as The Monkeys, Maksimer, Contrapositive, Limesharp, Fleka, and has a customer satisfaction rate of 94%.

Many of our clients have the tech expertise; however, they dont want to spend countless hours optimizing app performance, configuring plugins, troubleshooting issues, or managing their servers. We understand that very well and usually go the extra mile in helping our clients, and that, I believe, is our key to success, said Cloudways CTO, Pere Hospital.

Realizing the need to offer a dedicated plan, Cloudways has decided to address the following concerns of IS managers at digital agencies:

SECURITY: Cloudways has implemented strong security policies and process control mechanisms, which include state-of-the-art firewall, 24/7 monitoring and weekly security patching. The support team is managed by a group of certified security experts who have more than 10 years of professional experience.

PERFORMANCE: Cloudways sets up dedicated nginx and Apache servers on notable cloud providers. They also utilize advanced server-level caching (APC / Memcached / Varnish) and query optimization processes. The advantage is that unlike proprietary platforms, Cloudways builds customized solutions from the ground up, which allows every component of the infrastructure to be individually tweaked for optimizing performance. It also enables full visibility of data storage, processing and handling. Besides deploying custom infrastructures, they also use well-known plugins, commonly used by developers and agencies e.g. W3 Total Cache.

WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT: Redundant tasks, such as On-site / Offsite Backups, Disaster Recovery, Plugin Installation and Upgrades, and WordPress Multisite configuration and management, are included in the Fully Managed WordPress plan.

FLEXIBILITY: Digital agencies can have multiple sites hosted on a single server and retain 100% ownership of the hosting account. Furthermore, there are no contracts and the plan includes a 30-day money back guarantee.

They helped me in making sound decisions for my (WordPress Multisite) website, and it seemed that they did not push solutions for earning an extra buck. They really are client-centric, said Andreas Von Gunten, Cloud Technology Evangelist, Internet Freedom Activist and CEO of

For limited time, Cloudways is also offering free website migration, setup, and deployment.

For more information on the Managed WordPress Plan or to request for Quotation, visit


Cloudways provides turnkey cloud architecture design, deployment, and management solutions. Working with leading cloud providers such as Amazon, Linode, CloudSigma and ElasticHosts, Cloudways specializes in building, implementing and managing customized infrastructures for small and medium sized businesses.

Texas School District Makes the Grade on VDI with Pure Storage and Unidesk

Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

Waxahachie Independent School District (ISD) in Texas serves approximately 8,000 students who rank among the top of their peers in academics, athletics and fine arts. The school district operates twelve campuses, including seven elementary schools, two junior high schools, and three high schools. When its first attempt at Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) didnt meet faculty, staff, and student expectations for performance or the IT teams expectations for simpler desktop management, the district turned to Pure Storage and Unidesk

New Release from Lead Liaison Makes Lead Scoring Simple and Flexible

Allen, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2013

Lead Liaison, one of the fastest growing marketing automation and lead management software providers in the United States, has added another feature to its flagship Lead Management Automation (LMA) platform. The company has developed an out of the box lead scoring module that sets point values for common online activities that buyers of business products and services often perform. The powerful combination of Lead Liaisons off-the-shelf lead scoring with custom lead scoring creates a unique offering to help B2B marketers qualify leads, faster, with less setup and hassle.

LMA users now have a complete view of the typical digital activities that contribute to a lead score, such as web page views or opening an email message, which is automatically calculated as a sales lead engages with digital marketing assets. Out of the box point values may be adjusted from preconfigured values assigned to each activity. For example, a web form submission may be assigned a point value of 100 instead of the default 50 by simply clicking the field value for that activity and entering a different value.

“The new feature adds a level of granularity and simplicity that allows marketers and sales people to define which activities should score higher or lower within their unique scoring paradigm,” said vice president of corporate communications Alex Brown. “For some companies email responses may be more valuable than social post engagements. For others it may be the reverse. We built out of the box lead scoring to make the process of setting up lead qualification for sales people flexible and easy. Our clients can choose to use the preconfigured scoring values for common behaviors or customize their own values with our custom lead scoring capability which has been a smash hit to date.”

Lead scoring is an essential element to lead management practices. Systems such as LMA rely on lead scoring to measure the relevance and interest level of leads within the marketing pipeline and to notify sales agents of leads that deserve attention based on both company attributes and digital footprints. Lead scoring is also one of multiple parameters used by Lead Liaison to calculate lead priority for sales. Instead of a sales team dealing with a ‘flat’ database, they get a prioritized database and benefit from increased efficiency in the sales process.

“Out of the box lead scoring blows away complex lead scoring configuration typically seen in many systems. Those users cannot easily adjust the scoring matrix to suit proprietary models,” said Brown.

To learn more about Lead Liaisons new out of the box lead scoring and other recent upgrades and releases, request a 10-minute B2B lead management demonstration.


Lead Liaison is an application development company that designs, develops, and sells cloud-based sales and marketing automation software. The company markets to small and medium-sized businesses worldwide, and focuses on creating the broadest and most user-friendly revenue generation software platform. Applications cover all phases of lead management automation including sales prospecting, lead generation, and marketing automation functions that directly influence revenue generation. Its innovative and robust lead management platform combines unparalleled sales prospecting, lead capture, real-time lead tracking, lead qualification, lead distribution, database segmentation, lead nurturing and ROI reporting. The Software as a Service (SaaS) model delivers an effective user experience and integrated cloud computing capabilities.

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New Web Service Makes “The Cloud” More Transparent

(PRWEB) February 8, 2011

Data Center Map today announced the launch of a new feature on their website, intended to guide customers through the growing jungle of cloud server providers via an interactive map.

Rather than investing in expensive hardware and pay a monthly lease to have it located in a data center, a lot of companies are moving towards renting infrastructure as a service (IaaS) via cloud providers instead. This enables them to reduce their CapEx and convert their server expenses to OpEx instead, as well as adjust their capacity as their needs change, which makes cloud computing a very attractive alternative in a tough economy.

“The demand for cloud computing is growing rapidly as technology evolves, forcing providers of traditional solutions to change their strategies and adapt to these changing market terms” said Sune Christesen, founder of Data Center Map, and continued “The rapid growth of cloud computing has resulted in providers operating with different definitions of what cloud servers are, which combined with the growing number of providers offering cloud servers is making the market very hard to navigate”.

The new service allows clients to filter providers, based on their own definition of cloud servers, and thereby only seeing providers that live up to their own requirements. The results are displayed on an interactive map enabling clients to choose providers within specific states or countries, which is often required due to regulations around physical location of data. Furthermore clients can view details about individual providers, including an overview of their features, customer reviews as well as compare them with other providers.

A recent study performed by IDG Research on behalf of Savvis, Inc. shows that 75% of companies will use enterprise-class cloud computing within the next five years, but that 60% consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud computing solution for their companies, which underlines the need for more transparency in this industry.

The new service can be found here: Cloud Server Map

About Data Center Map

Data Center Map was launched in 2007 and has since grown to be the most comprehensive online platform for connecting buyers and sellers of data center services. This is done by featuring service providers via a combination of interactive maps, text-based indexes and search functionality, as well as making it possible for clients to request quotes from the providers on the site. The site features more than 1,800 data centers from 78 countries, primarily covering services such as colocation and carrier services.


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OnRamp Makes First Appearance at HIMSS Annual Conference

AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

New Orleans welcomes the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than 37,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare. OnRamp is proud to be exhibiting for the first time at this annual event that helps healthcare IT and management systems professionals make the right decisions for their organizations. “Our HIPAA Complaint Hosting and Data Center Services are a great solution for many of the companies attending HIMSS that are concerned with maintaining the confidentiality, availability and integrity of Electronic Personal Health Information (e-PHI), stated OnRamp Founder Chad Kissinger.

The annual HIMSS conference in the U.S. ranks as one of the largest healthcare IT and management systems gatherings in the world. Attendees who participate in the 2013 conference can select from more than 300 education sessions in 23 peer-reviewed topic categories, enjoy a variety of networking events, and visit an exhibits floor filled with innovations and management solutions.

Keynote speakers confirmed for HIMSS13 include:

President Bill Clinton, founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
Warner Thomas, president and CEO, Ochsner Health System
Eric J. Topol, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health; professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; and cardiologist
Closing keynote discussion between James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to former President George W. Bush

Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.

The Interoperability Showcase, a conference highlight, interactively demonstrates live clinical information systems using cutting-edge technology. New this year, the showcase educational sessions will offer continuing education credits. On the exhibit floor, three Knowledge Centers, with more than 60 education and vendor solutions, are designed to bring attendees a one-stop experience based around the hot topics of mobile health, clinical and business analytics/intelligence, and ICD-10. The Meaningful Use Experience, also new to HIMSS13, makes it easy for providers to find EHR product and module solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. The HIMSS13 exhibition floor also features knowledge sharing that focuses on usability and proven implementations.

As a first-time HIMSS13 exhibitor, OnRamp looks forward to demonstrating its highly flexible data center services which help customers protect their e-PHI. As an SSAE16 SOC I Type II, PCI and HIPAA company, OnRamps state-of-the-art data centers are designed to the highest levels of security, redundancy and reliability. The company recently announced two expansion projects with the opening of a new data center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and plans to build a secondary facility in Austin, Texas. These additions will help OnRamp meet the growing demand for its services, which include high density colocation, cloud computing, high security hosting and disaster recovery services.

For more information about HIMSS13 and to register, visit

About OnRamp

OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, TX. As one of Texas first Internet Operations companies, OnRamps history is rooted in providing reliable and secure connectivity that enables distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a Data Center operations company that delivers a full suite of colocation, cloud computing, high security hosting and disaster recovery services backed by Full7Layer Support, to help customers build, deploy and manage Data Center operations at each and every layer.

GigaOM Research makes bold predictions for future of big data and cloud computing

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

New reports from GigaOM Research look back at 2012 and examine what the coming year holds for cloud computing and big data. This research complements the upcoming Structure:Data conference, to be held March 20-21, 2013 in New York. Recent research includes:

Why big data will be even bigger in 2013 (podcast)

Its tough to know what to expect in the quickly evolving big data market. Analysts Adam Lesser, George Gilbert and Jo Maitland discuss the growth of the market, promising IPO candidates, Amazon and wild predictions for the year ahead.

What you need to know about the cloud for the coming year (podcast)

GigaOM Research analysts Adam Lesser, David Linthicum and Paul Miller share their insights and predictions on the rise of the consumer-oriented cloud, managing big data applications in the cloud, enterprise and government adoption of the cloud, and industry-specific clouds.

Big data 2013: key trends and companies to watch (subscription required)

In this report, Jo Maitland examines several key trends (and the companies leading them) that will be pivotal in 2013, including a renaissance in the database market, next-generation SaaS-based business intelligence and visualization tools, and data warehousing-as-a-service.

Cloud and data fourth quarter 2012 analysis (subscription required)

In this quarterly wrap-up, David Linthicum and Jo Maitland examine cloud-based database opportunities, the continued rise of OpenStack, and how predictive analytics could have helped better predict the outcomes of Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Along with Jo Maitland, GigaOM Research analysts George Gilbert, Phil Hendrix and Dave Ohara will take the stage at Structure:Data to examine the technical and business opportunities created by the rapid growth of big data. Discounted supersaver tickets for Structure:Data are available through February 22.

About GigaOM

Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news networks online audience of 5.5 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOM Research offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry.

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