SaaS Market to Reach Sales of $22 Billion in 2015: 4 Enterprise Cloud Computing Tips from Appointment-Plus for Choosing the Right Provider in this Growing Market


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

According to Gartner, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market will reach sales of $ 22.1 billion in 2015.

This number reflects the growing adoption of cloud-computing applications in business operations. It also illustrates the expansion of SaaS providers into the market.

Not all SaaS providers are created equal. Thats why its important that large companies conduct due diligence when selecting one for their operational needs.

Depending on the role they will play within your enterprise, a SaaS application could be a critical component in your business processes, said Stephen Booze, CIO of Appointment-Plus enterprise scheduling software. “Selecting an inadequate service could have dire circumstances, internally and externally, as well as financially.

Its imperative for enterprises to research SaaS providers before making their selection.

Here are four things to look for when choosing an enterprise SaaS provider:

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Parameter Securitys CISSP Boot Camp Deploys in Dayton this Summer

Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 15, 2013

St. Louis-based Parameter Security will offer its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Boot Camp in the area this summer.

The week-long course will be hosted at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) in Beavercreek, Ohio. The CISSP is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual’s knowledge in the field of information security. The specialized certification covers the 10 domains of security including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, and application development security. This class prepares students wishing to take the CISSP exam.

Parameter Securitys instructor, Dave Chronister, a CISSP Certified, Circle of Excellence Award winner currently works in the information security field and possesses real-world experience, which brings invaluable lessons to the classroom.

The demand for the CISSP certification continues as it displays a well-rounded understanding of various facets of security. I am excited for the opportunity to teach security professionals in Dayton, said Chronister.

In addition to an exceptionally high pass rate, practice tests, and custom courseware, Parameter provides laptops for students use during the course.

The CISSP Bootcamp will be held July 22 26, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ATIC. Seating is limited to 15 students. Tiered pricing packages are available. For more information, pricing, or to register, email Parameter Security at: Hackeru (at) parametersecurity (dot) com or call 866.479.7995.

About ATIC

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing critical human capital and technological development needs within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and related industries. To achieve this, ATIC collaborates with industry, government, and academia to leverage their combined knowledge and technical capabilities.Visit: http://www.atichcd.org

About Parameter Security

Parameter Security, an ethical hacking firm, was born out of the need to help protect our businesses, government, health care, financial and educational institutions and various organizations globally from vicious hackers. As Certified Ethical Hackers, we emulate the minds and behaviors of malicious hackers to test the security of your systems and employees. Parameter Security offers IT compliance audits, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, social engineering, wireless security audits, secure code reviews, computer forensics and much more. Parameter Security makes security training available through its subsidiary, Hacker University. Hacker University is an EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC) for IT professionals and non-IT professionals who desire education and training regarding information security and malicious hackers. Our EC-Council Certified Instructors (CEI) offer a variety of courses from end-user security awareness training to IT security professional certifications such as C|EH, E|CSA, C|HFI, CISSP and more. For more information about Parameter Security and/or Hacker University visit http://www.parametersecurity.com or 866.479.7995.







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GigeNET Cloud and Dedicated Servers. Expanding to the West Coast! GigeNET California Cloud Beta to be Released this Week!


Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

With outstanding and knowledgeable Tech Support personnel we set an industry standard in the expectation for what a Datacenter is supposed to be and many clients feel we have the best support in the industry. “Also, I want to thank your support team for some excellent help. By far the most knowledgeable team out there. Big thumbs up! I’m surprised more people aren’t using your service.”

Having been favorably reviewed for years on sites related to the Industry GigeNET has become a stable reliable partner to many customers in all areas of Business.

GigeNET Cloud computing is now going into the Third Generation of its product with many interim releases over the last several years. “We are working on making the platform as reliable and stable as it possibly can be, our goal is 100% at all times and with multiple locations customers can be in several locations and protect themselves from risk” GigeNET has earned a reputation for a high performance network and outstanding technical support and being on the cutting edge in the Cloud Computing arena.

GigeNET added Cloud Servers http://www.gigenetcloud.com and the ability to connect Cloud to Dedicated or Co-located environments and now multiple locations giving GigeNET Customers an even wider range of possibilities.

The ability to connect through private VLANs from Cloud to Dedicated or Co-Located Servers gives 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.

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Two Cooperative Utilities Deploying EnergyHubs Mercury Smart Thermostat Platform This Summer

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

EnergyHub, Inc. today announced that Gibson Electric Membership Corporation and Mid-South Synergy, two cooperative utilities, will deploy EnergyHubs Mercury smart thermostat platform beginning this summer.

The Mercury smart thermostat platform gives Gibson EMC (located in western Tennessee) and Mid-South Synergy (located in eastern Texas) the ability to manage peak residential heating and cooling loads by adjusting customers thermostats to use less energy during times of high demand. The utilities customers can adjust and program their thermostats from anywhere through EnergyHubs web and mobile apps, and they receive real-time feedback on the cost impacts of their selections.

We chose the Mercury platform because of the opportunity it provides our member-owners to better understand and manage their home heating and cooling energy usage while helping Gibson EMC reduce system peak demand, said Charles Phillips, Vice President of Engineering and IT at Gibson Electric Membership Corporation. Because the customer directly benefits from using the Mercury platform, it will be easier for GEMC to grow the size of our load control program, while also keeping our members motivated to use their thermostats to save money.

For over 70 years, Mid-South Synergy has focused on providing quality service to our members at a reasonable price, said Daniel Bethapudi, Chief Financial Officer at Mid-South Synergy. We’re excited to work with EnergyHub to deploy the Mercury platform. Mercury will help reduce Mid-South’s peak load while providing our members with thermostat remote control and energy efficiency benefits, providing a great combination of cost-effective benefits to the cooperative.

Both cooperatives will begin deploying Mercury-connected thermostats and managing peak-time load this summer. Participating co-op members will receive wireless thermostats and access to web and mobile (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android) applications for programming their thermostats and optimizing their air conditioning and heating settings. Employees of the cooperatives will use the Mercury cloud-hosted demand response management system (DRMS) to manage the thermostat program, execute direct load control events, and monitor program performance.

We are thrilled to be working with Gibson EMC and Mid-South Synergy to bring energy-saving wireless thermostat technology to these co-ops and their members, said Matt Johnson, Director of Business Development at EnergyHub. The Mercury smart thermostat platform and its DRMS are helping these co-ops lower their operating costs, which allows them to pass savings along to their member-owners. Were excited to add these two co-ops to the over 100,000 Mercury-compatible thermostats already in the market, and we look forward to working with them to grow their programs in the future, Johnson said.

Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of the average annual energy bill, which is $ 2,200 for a U.S. single-family home. Research shows that real-time feedback and control using products like the web and mobile applications for the EnergyHubs Mercury smart thermostat platform can help consumers save up to 20 percent on their monthly energy bills.

About EnergyHub

EnergyHub, Inc. develops software and hardware solutions that help consumers, utilities, and service providers reduce energy consumption and save money. EnergyHub solutions allow homeowners to understand and control energy use in real time and encourage people to take actionable steps to reduce consumption. Utilities also benefit from EnergyHub technology as it enables them to identify and manage peak loads, implement effective demand response programs, and improve operating efficiency.

EnergyHub, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a privately held, venture-backed company, and is deploying its technology with a variety of utilities and service providers across North America. For more information on how EnergyHub can help your customers realize savings through energy efficiency visit http://www.energyhub.com

About Gibson Electric Membership Corporation

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is a nonprofit and member-owned electric utility. Its mission is simply to provide its members with safe and reliable electric service at an affordable price. Gibson EMC serves 35,000 customer-owners over 2,900 miles of line in eight Northwest Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison and Obion).

About Mid-South Synergy

Founded in 1940, Mid-South Synergy provides electricity, water and wastewater service and Internet support to its member-owners. Its margin over cost is either put back to run the business efficiently, or is returned to its members. Headquartered in Navasota, TX, the company serves customers in Grimes, Montgomery, Madison, Walker, Brazos and Waller counties.







Houston based IT Company, Techcess Group, Goes Head to Head with Major Industry Leading Cloud Providers at This Years Global Cloud Computing Conference


Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

The Third Annual Global Cloud Computing Conference will be held on December 12, 2012 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Techcess Group has been nominated in two different categories at the Up 2012 Cloud Computing Conference and is up against some of the largest companies in the United States.

The 2012 UP-START Cloud Awards are now established in the cloud community as the de-facto recognition platform to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. Techcess Group has been nominated for 2 awards including the Best Cloud Consulting and the Best Hybrid Cloud Solution. The final round is scheduled on December 12, 2012 during UP 2012 conference.

We are honored to be selected to compete in the 2012 Up-Start Cloud Awards, said Hugh Sazegar, President & CEO of Techcess Group. We are excited to be in the running for 2 different awards, Best Cloud Consulting and Best Hybrid Cloud Solution.

About Techcess Group

Techcess Group guides small and medium businesses (SMBs) in aligning IT strategies with business strategies. Our comprehensive suite of managed IT services and proprietary desktop, hybrid and virtual solutions provide the essential IT tools every business needs to gain stability, gain momentum and gain confidence.

The OW2 Open Source Community Announces High-Profile Participation at this Year’s FISL


Porto Alegre, Brazil (PRWEB) July 23, 2012

OW2, the global open source community dedicated to open source infrastructure software and generic applications, announces its participation as a Silver Sponsor in the 13th edition of the International Free Software Forum (FISL) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 24-28.

For its second participation in FISL, the OW2 community is making a significant contribution to the event in both the exhibition hall and the conference program. OW2 is ramping up its efforts to reach out to all those IT professionals in Latin America looking to benefit from its open source software solutions.

On the exhibition floor, the OW2 Village will be one of the largest booths. Members and projects 4Linux, Mandriva, MAPS, CompatibleOne and SpagoBI will showcase OW2’s state-of-the-art open source technologies in middleware, enterprise applications and platforms, and cloud computing.

As for the conferences, the OW2 community will be hosting eight sessions that will reveal the strengths of open source innovation at OW2. From breakthrough collaborative projects to enterprise-ready application platforms, the community’s contribution to the FISL conference program includes the following talks:


Cedric Thomas, OW2, will give two talks, one presenting the CompatibleOne open source cloud broker and the other discussing his analysis of the changing nature of open source.
Nelson Lago, University of Sao Paulo, will provide an update on the CHOReOS project,
Sergio Rafael Lemke, Mandriva, will present Mandriva and its Pulse 2 solutions for managing IT infrastructure,
Andrea Gioia, Engineering, will discuss extensive information management in SpagoBI,
Leandro Marcio Hernandez Benitez, 4Linux, will present BonitaSoft,
Miguel Koren O’Brien, Konsultex Informatica, will give a presentation of a SpagoBI use case,
Julien Renaut, MAPS SA, will present the Jmine platform.

We are proud of our high-level participation in FISL this year. It demonstrates the strong momentum of our members in Brazil and our strategic commitment to Latin America. said Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO. This is a great opportunity for the OW2 community. he adds.

About OW2

Founded in January 2007, OW2 is a global independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some 100 technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, eXo Platform, JOnAS, Orbeon Forms, PetALS ESB, SpagoBI and XWiki. Visit the OW2 website: http://www.ow2.org.

About FISL

FISL, the F