Schneider Electric and Green Energy Corp Partner to Deliver Standardized Microgrid Solutions

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a partnership with Green Energy Corp to provide standardized microgrid solutions to a wide variety of public and private energy clients in the rapidly growing domestic and international microgrid marketplace. The partnership combines Schneider Electrics expertise in distributed energy resources and advanced power control with Green Energy Corps best-in-class open source Linux tools, including GreenBus 2.0, enabling new control features and improved ROI for customers.

A key element of our strategy is full-service implementation of microgrids. With North America projected to maintain its global leadership in microgrid capacity and increase its market share to 65 percent of the global market by 2020, now was the right time to join forces to deliver a solution that is positioned to meet this growing demand, said James Potach, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Service, Schneider Electric. Working with Green Energy Corp delivers a complete solution to the microgrid market, enabling Schneider Electric to provide thousands of its existing and new energy customers with options not previously available.

Our innovative open source software connects to any and all utility and client systems. That combined with our portfolio of patents and partnership with Schneider Electric we are now able to create smarter, scalable and repeatable microgrid solutions, stated Peter Gregory, founder and chairman of Green Energy Corp. With both companies having an extensive pipeline of projects, the partnership will focus on delivering a complete and standardized microgrid solution including design, development, construction, operations and ownership.

Schneider Electric has a proven track record having developed and supported more than 250 advanced power control and microgrid deployments across corporate, university and government campuses in the U.S. alone over the last 20 years. Recently listed by Navigant Research as a Top 5 Company to Watch in the microgrid marketplace, Green Energy Corp provides extensive engineering support and development toolkits to promote the implementation of smart grid and microgrid technologies. Its GreenBus and Microgrids as a Service (MaaS) products are based on open source software, cloud computing and extreme scalability allowing Green Energy Corp to rapidly deploy microgrids and complete ecosystems.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

http://www.schneider-electric.com/us

About Green Energy Corp

Green Energy Corp. (http://www.greenenergycorp.com ) is a full-service provider of sustainable power, water and agriculture systems (Ecosystems) for localized communities. The company has established an Enterprise Platform comprised of engineering, software technology, financing, construction, operations and maintenance for industrial, commercial and residential based Ecosystems. The foundation of the Ecosystem is the renewable-centric microgrid. The companys GreenBus and Microgrids as a Service (MaaS) products are based on open source software, cloud computing, and extreme scalability allowing Green Energy Corp to rapidly deploy microgrids and complete Ecosystems.







2600hz and SureTax


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

2600hz, the leading provider of mobile and cloud telecom technology, announced today that it is partnering with SureTax to integrate SureTax Telecom into 2600hzs Kazoo platform. This strategic partnership allows 2600hz to leverage the rating, reporting and tax calculation services offered by SureTax through a turn-key solution that integrates directly into the Kazoo platform. 2600hz can offer telecom taxation services for all ITSP, MVNO and VoIP providers.

2600hz will soon release a SureTax application on its Kazoo platform so that telecom providers can better manage their business. This app rates and calculates taxes using SureTaxs taxation engine, helping customers determine what tax bureaus they must remit taxes to. The system is completely automated and allows VoIP, landline and cellular services to be bundled and taxed properly together.

We are excited to partner with SureTax, making telecom tax easy for our customers, said 2600hz CEO Darren Schreiber. SureTax helps us with our core initiative, enabling smaller telecoms grow while taking the work out of day-to-day telecommunications logistics and operations.

SureTax Telecom is a robust, real-time, accurate tax calculation solution designed specifically for the telecommunications industry. SureTax Telecom easily adapts to evolving products and services, and can be customized to meet jurisdiction or industry-specific nuances. SureTax Telecom contains over 600 taxability items, plus VAT coverage from international calls, offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily accommodates remittance systems and compliance service provider needs.

We look forward to working with 2600hz and the Kazoo community, adds Mike Sanders, SureTax Chief Product Architect. SureTax Telecom makes telecom compliance easy, so you can focus on value added operations. We share the same vision. Thats why we think this is such a great fit.

About 2600hz

2600hz is a leading provider of mobile and cloud communications software, providing voice, video, fax and SMS technologies. 2600hz enables customers to take control of large telecom infrastructures by removing the barriers between users and their telecom systems. The 2600hz platform makes it easy for developers to create telecom applications with open access APIs. Based in San Francisco, California, 2600hz is a privately owned company.

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VMware Partner Cloud Carib Boosts Social Media Effectiveness with Zift Solutions


Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Zift Solutions, a leading provider of channel marketing automation solutions, today announced that VMware channel partner and off-shore cloud-computing solutions provider, Cloud Carib, has tripled audience engagement and lowered costs using Zifts recently enhanced social media syndication.

Zift Solutions is dedicated to helping channel-based sales and marketing organizations accelerate market leadership and lift the burden of social media by allowing channel partners to leverage their suppliers investments in social media and content, said Ken Romley, CEO of Zift Solutions. Cloud Caribs results demonstrate how Zifts social media syndication improves audience engagement, reduces marketing communications resource demands and increases brand awareness.

A Caribbean-based start-up and VMware Enterprise Partner, Cloud Carib, was intent on differentiating itself from increasing competition in the cloud and onsite virtualization services space, but struggled to connect with customers and prospects due to time and resource constraints. By using Zift Solutions to automate content syndication through social media, Cloud Carib was able to tap into VMware product-specific and best practice industry content, then publish it as co-branded social media communications. Doing so allowed Cloud Carib to increase the frequency of their social media outreach, boost brand awareness among a larger prospect pool and position themselves as an industry expert via multiple social media outlets. The company has also reduced resource allocations to marketing communications while driving more traffic to their website.

Just one month after implementing Zifts technology, we tripled the frequency of our tweets, doubled our follower interactions and nearly eliminated all time spent producing Twitter content, said Stelios Xeroudakis, Director, Cloud Carib. Read the full case study here.

Zift Solutions recently expanded its social media capabilities to help channel organizations improve lead generation, build awareness, nurture relationships and ultimately drive more channel sales. A direct response to customer feedback, Zifts social media enhancements simplify the complexities of social media and allow channel partners to work within the systems they use everyday instead of accessing separate partner portals.

Zift Solutions social media syndication reduces the time, costs and complexity of social media by automatically delivering timely, engaging supplier- and industry-related content through a channel partners social media outlets including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Built-in website analytics helps suppliers and channel partners track activity and measure results. Social media syndication can be used individually or in conjunction with Zift Solutions full suite of solutions, including Through Partner Marketing Automation, Content Syndication, Lead Distribution and Shared Analytics.

About Zift Solutions

Zift Solutions increases channel sales and boosts marketing impact with a superior technology platform, a complete channel marketing success framework and global customer care. Leading channel driven organizations around the world leverage Zift Solutions cloud-based platform to automate co-branded marketing, empower collaborative selling and measure results with powerful analytics. Visit http://www.ziftsolutions.com to learn more about Zift Solutions, join the conversation via our blog Channel Chatter and follow us on twitter @zift.

About Cloud Carib

Cloud Carib is a privately-held offshore cloud solution provider based in Nassau, Bahamas, and servicing the Caribbean region. The company focuses on Cloud Solutions for companies in the financial and professional services markets, as well as government agencies. The breadth of our portfolio of cloud solutions positions us to provide powerful cloud solutions that accelerate our customers journey to IT as a service, and enable them to build, manage, and deliver any application, to any device, over any network. Learn more at http://www.cloudcarib.com.







GoGrid Joins Cloudera Connect Partner Program

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced it has teamed with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, as a member of its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program, designed to propagate the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications, represents the industrys most comprehensive ecosystem of technology solutions vendors, value added resellers (VARs), and managed service providers (MSPs) offering Hadoop-based solutions and services.

Were pleased to welcome GoGrid into the Cloudera Connect network of valued service and solution providers for Apache Hadoop, said Ed Albanese, head of business development for Cloudera. As a premier infrastructure-as-a-service provider, GoGrid focuses on delivering outstanding usability and giving customers a choice of deployment options. This unique value set makes the company an ideal partner for any business wanting to run Hadoop-based Big Data applications on a high-performance infrastructure. Were excited to be working with GoGrid and look forward to the benefits our mutual customers will gain from this partnership.

GoGrid joins the worlds largest ecosystem of vendors and service providers driving innovation and adoption of solutions leveraging the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera Connect Members receive unprecedented access to Clouderas expansive toolset of Hadoop training, knowledgebase and marketing resources.

GoGrid delivers high-performance infrastructure thats a strong fit for customers looking for a production-grade Big Data environment, said Rupert Tagnipes, senior product manager at GoGrid. Were excited to work with Cloudera to bring their experience and excellence in developing Hadoop solutions to GoGrids proven hybrid cloud infrastructure.

For more information about GoGrids Big Data Solution, please visit our website: http://www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloud-hosting-packages/big-data.php

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrids Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrids Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrids partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a Visionary two years in a row by Gartner and as a Champion by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Clouderas Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from http://www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Clouderas depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. http://www.cloudera.com







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Intronis Launches New Partner Success Knowledge Base and Partner Enablement Toolkit


Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Intronis, Inc., provider of world-class cloud backup solutions for the IT channel, today introduced a number of new partner enablement resources at the first stop on its Intronis 360

Tempus Nova and Denny’s Inc. Partner to Take Denny’s to Google Apps


Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

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Optio Data Selected into VMwares Elite VSAN Partner Program


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Optio Data announced today they have been selected into VMwares Elite VSAN Partner Program. Having launched the Elite Partner Initiative in May, the program provides a unique introductory market opportunity for qualified partners to collaborate with VMware on the newest technologies such as Virtual SAN and NSX.

Only partners holding VMwares highest authorization status of Premier are eligible to be selected into the Elite Partner Initiative. Eligible Elite VSAN partners must have an established services practice, and highly advanced technical resources to work with VMware on new customer deployments and new product strategies. Optio Data was recently named VMwares North American rising star partner of the year.

VSAN and NSX represent a paradigm shift in terms of how IT can leverage VMware in their environment. The investments weve made in training our sales and technical staff; insure Optio Data’s ability to help customers successfully evaluate, design and implement Virtual SAN,” said Jeff Stevens, Executive Vice President of Optio Data.

Attaining Elite VSAN partner status puts Optio Data into a very select group of VMware partners who have access to the latest VSAN technologies, product developers and demonstration environments, enabling Optio Data to support literally any customer deployment opportunities. Having Elite VSAN Partnership designation also makes Optio Data eligible for VMwares Software Defined Storage (SDS) Elite partner status.

Optio Data is now offering exclusive preconfigured VMware Virtual SAN bundles with 11TB Flash Optimized Nodes.

About Optio Data:

With the support of a world-class professional services organization, Optio Data delivers efficiencies and flexibility through specializations in Cloud Computing, Data Management, and Technology Integration. Optio accomplishes this by leveraging a state-of-the-art proof of concept center and technology integration facility.

About VMware:

As the industry-leading virtualization software company, VMware empowers organizations to innovate and thrive by streamlining IT operations. VMwares strategy is to help IT be more efficient and responsive, and to help businesses be more agile. By virtualizing infrastructure, VMware enables IT to deliver services and applications from any device at anytime.

To learn more about Optio Data, or to schedule a conversation about VSAN, visit them online or call 888-981-3282.







AdvizeX Technologies Honored as Recipient of 2013 EMC Services Partner of the Year Award; Company also Honored with EMC Partner Services Quality Award


Independence, Ohio (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

AdvizeX Technologies, a Rolta Company, today announced it was recognized at EMC

Cisco Partner and Managed IT Service Provider Brian Gifford & Associates Replaces Autotask With PROMYS PSA Business Automation Software to Support Aggressive Growth Plans


Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 05, 2014

Promys, a leader in enterprise professional services automation software for the IT Solutions provider industry, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Brian Gifford & Associates, a quickly growing Reno Nevada based IT Solution provider specializing in Managed IT Services, Professional Services, Hardware & Software Sales and Cloud Computing. Promys PSA software was selected in order to help Brian Gifford & Associates continue to scale by providing better visibility, accountability and audit trails for the business.

Autotask was a very good solution for us over the last four years, but as we’ve grown and the business has become more complex we’ve been facing more and more sales cycle management and procurement challenges. Our technical team splits time between our various lines of business, which has made accurate financial performance reporting difficult, which is compromising my ability to make well informed growth decisions,” said Brian Gifford, CEO of Gifford Associates.

“I saw several very strong reviews of PROMYS from larger IT partners, and it’s clear that PROMYS was designed as ‘Enterprise Business software’ for more complex Professional Services organizations. In addition to the traditional PSA functionality, PROMYS is very strong in areas such as forecasting/planning, real-time project costing, equipment handling, and reporting/analytics, which is critical for our continued growth,” continued Brian.

We’ve been very successful because of our dedicated group of incredibly talented employees. What sets our employees apart from the competition is their ability to understand complex technology and communicate in a simple straight forward manner. Which is why we’re consistently recognized by clients for our ability to exceed expectations. The new HTML5 device independent version of the PROMYS business software is going to allow our employees to respond even more quickly and accurately during customer interactions, whether they’re in the office or in the field, which is exactly the kind of competitive advantage we want to leverage, added Brian.

John Breakey, founder and former CEO of Unis Lumin, a Cisco Gold Partner and current CEO of Promys agrees, The business software that got you to 10 employees, is not necessarily the solution that’s going to get you to 25, 50 or 100 employees. At some point you need to review your operational infrastructure to make sure it can take you to that next level. The Promys enterprise business software for Professional Service organizations was specifically designed for companies with multiple lines of business, where the senior management team wants full visibility into all operational aspects of the business, as well having real-time access to information that will drive future growth decisions.

Promys also offers useful tools that help businesses determine the success of their existing processes to help them manage labor utilization, like their new Labor Utilization Quick Start Guide for service managers who want to maximize services profitability and get labor utilization under control.

About Promys

Promys is currently used by some of the largest IT Solution providers in North America, the UK and Australia. PROMYS was originally developed for a Cisco Gold/Master partner in 1998 to address the fundamental problem that IT solution providers face – how to tie professional services together with complex equipment solution delivery and multi-layered post sales support.

In 2003, Promys was spun off as its own corporate entity. Promys quickly added customers in the IT solution provider, systems integrator and managed services marketplace, including one of the largest and most recognized technology solution providers in the world.

For further information on Promys, please visit http://www.promys.com or call 1-866-728-2345.

About Brian Gifford Associates

Headquartered in Reno Nevada, Brian Gifford Associates is an IT service provider specializing in Managed IT Services, Professional Services, Software and Hardware Sales and Cloud Computing.

For more information on Brian Gifford Associates, please visit giffordassociates.net or call 775.284.7100.







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CogniVue Launches APEX Partner Program at EVA Summit


Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

CogniVue Corporation, which licenses its APEX Image Cognition Processor (ICP) technology to semiconductor vendors, announced today the launch of its APEX Partner ProgramTM at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, CA. CogniVues APEX ICP technology drives a >100x advantage in performance per area per power for embedded vision processing compared to conventional processor architectures, making it a top choice for System-on-Chip (SoC) vendors integrating embedded vision into their products. With the APEX Partner Program, CogniVue is creating an ecosystem of dedicated APEX-certified application software and design services partners.

CogniVue provides not just the APEX ICP core for high performance low power embedded vision processing, but also a unique set of APEX programming tools as well as an extensive suite of image and vision processing algorithms in our APEX-CV library, said Tom Wilson VP Business Development at CogniVue. Now we are working with a selected and expert set of partners in the APEX Partner Program to ensure the end customers of the SoC product have a complete set of application and design service providers to get to market quickly with APEX-enabled solutions.

CogniVue is enabling their APEX Partners with access to: CogniVues IP customers and their end-customers, APEX-certification training, APEX Programmer Tools, APEX-CV library, and CogniVues design architects and algorithm expertise.

CogniVues APEX Partner Program is a unique approach involving a close business relationship with the members of the APEX Partner Program. For this reason, the program is limited to a select group of dedicated and committed application software and design services companies with well-established market presence and specifically relevant expertise. CogniVue is pleased to announce the following companies at this launch of the APEX Partner Program: