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16Oct/130

Uniblue Re-launches MaxiDisk No Fee


(PRWEB) September 04, 2013

Keeping a computer clean can easily take a lot of time, which is why it's more important than ever to bring in specialized tools to take care of such work. An essential part of PC maintenance revolves around regular defragmentation of the hard disk. Whilst any version of Windows

21Aug/130

Adding a Modern Spin to a Classic Story: Architectural Design Firm Re-launches Its Website with the Help of INM


Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

Founded in 1996, FGMDA has earned a national reputation for the quality and relevance of its design and the competence of its architects and management professionals. The firms in-house team and external consultants possess deep expertise in the areas of heritage design, Inuit and first nations community development, and the development of homes, city blocks and districts. Together, they provide a wide range of services to clients, including new construction, restoration, interior design, building assessment and sustainable design.

While the firms many successfully completed projects are testament to the firms vast experience, creativity and technical ability, its website was not. Outdated and difficult to manage, the firm contacted INM for a much-needed and long overdue face-lift.

The goal of the website redesign was three-fold: 1) Introduce a slick, new look and feel that better reflects the firms values and design capabilities; 2) make it easier for clients and prospects to find the information they need; and 3) make it easier for the FGMDAs employees to update the website with new content.

INM worked with local graphic design firm, Bertuch, to design and develop the new website. Located at http://www.fgmda.com, the site features stunning graphics and photos on every page, and a highly engaging gallery that showcases FGMDAs projects. Moreover, the websites improved navigational structure and project gallery enables visitors to find information and project samples more quickly and easily than before.

Built on the WordPress platform, the websites drag and drop content management system enables the firms employees to easily upload new photos, modify existing content, create new web pages, and publish content simultaneously in multiple languages without requiring any HTL or programming skills.

FGMDAs new website showcases our firms vast expertise and project successes,

while delivering a greatly enhanced user experience for clients and employees

alike, said Georges Drolet, Partner at FGMDA. I am very pleased that INM has

helped us to architect the website redesign.

About FGMDA

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7Aug/130

Stach & Liu Re-Launches as Bishop Fox

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

Stach & Liu, a leading enterprise security consulting firm, launched a new identity and a unified approach delivering security services today.

The company, which will now be known as Bishop Fox, is delivering a unique combination of offensive services, including assessment and penetration testing, and defensive services focused on enterprises security strategies to help companies establish more effective security programs.

There are firms that offer ethical hacking services to identify vulnerabilities, said Vinnie Liu, Partner and co-founder of Bishop Fox. There are also firms that help enterprises review their defenses and integrate security controls to make them more secure. But until now, there hasnt been a company that can do both of these in a coordinated fashion. By finding vulnerabilities and then helping customers develop customized defenses that prevent those vulnerabilities from being exposed, Bishop Fox will offer both sides of the security equation.

Bishop Fox takes its name from two moviesthe 1992 movie Sneakers and the Christopher Nolan Batman series. In Sneakers, Robert Redford plays Martin Bishop, a seasoned hacker who leads a crack team of security experts that break into banks. In Batman, Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman, acts as Batmans trusted advisor, running Wayne Enterprises while Bruce Wayne is off fighting crime. Stach & Liu decided to bring these two characters together to derive the new company name, Bishop Fox, which reflects both the offensive and defensive nature of their services.

On the offensive side, Bishop Fox offers a complete range of penetration testing and security assessment services to help companies secure their businesses, networks, and applications. The Bishop Fox team has extensive experience conducting assessments for hundreds of companies, including many in the Fortune 1000.

On the defensive side, Bishop Fox offers full-scale review of and consultation around enterprise security programs, including governance, risk, and compliance as well as technical security controls. Bishop Foxs defensive security recommendations are built upon the findings of the offensive assessments, using its extensive knowledge of attack methods to help create the best tailored defensive strategies.

Security strategy and defenses for your business are not the sort of thing you should buy off the rack, added Fran Brown, Partner and co-founder of Bishop Fox. Each enterprise faces different threats, different points of vulnerability, and different potential losses if systems are compromised. By taking the time to understand each customer individually, we help them develop specific defenses that maximize protection for their unique situation. Not only do we create a more effective defense, but we also reduce expenses by eliminating security technologies and practices that are redundant or unnecessary.

Bishop Fox provides a wide range of security consulting services for enterprises in multiple industries. For more information, go to http://www.bishopfox.com.

About Bishop Fox

Founded in 2005, Bishop Fox is a privately-held security consulting firm providing services to the Fortune 1000, global institutions, and high-tech startups. Its professionals have worked in government intelligence, the Fortune 100, and Big 4 consulting and possess over 250 years of combined security experience. In addition to authoring several best-selling security books, writing numerous industry articles, and being cited in well-respected journals, the Bishop Fox team has been presenting its security research for over a decade. Bishop Fox speakers have made presentations at many top security industry venues, including Black Hat, DEF CON, RSA, InfoSecWorld, OWASP, SANS, and Microsoft BlueHat.







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4Feb/130

TV Interactive Systems Relaunches as Cognitive Networks; Interactive Veteran Michael Collette to Helm Venture


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

Market-leading content recognition service provider TV Interactive Systems is relaunching under the name Cognitive Networks. The new name is representative of a series of significant changes taking place at the technology provider.

Michael Collette, a longtime veteran of the U.S. interactive TV business, has been named as the companys new Chief Executive Officer, tasked with leading the development and rollout of the company's products, raising capital, building out its staff and ramping up operations. Collette was previously CEO of PhyFlex Networks, a broadband access solutions provider, and CEO of Ucentric Systems, an embedded software company that pioneered multi-room DVR technology. He had previous stints at interactive TV middleware provider OpenTV and cloud-based interactive TV technology provider ICTV (now ActiveVideo Networks).

Zeev Neumeier, Cognitive Networks Founder and President, said, Were very excited that Michael will be leading the company through this next significant growth phase. He brings a wealth of experience in the interactive business that will position the company to take a leading role in global innovation in interactive television."

Cognitive Networks secured an initial round of $ 2.5 million in funding from Rogers Venture Partners. Cognitive Networks will be relocating from New York to San Francisco to tap into the talent pool and partnering opportunities in the Bay Area.

Michael Lee, Managing Partner at Rogers Venture Partners, said, Cognitive Networks innovative technology has the potential to both change the way that consumers watch television and the ways that advertisers can connect with those viewers. Its rare to find a tech company making such great strides in the marketplace at such an early stage.

Cognitive Networks partners with TV set manufacturers to enable content providers, advertisers, and others to provide greater engagement and interactivity to TV programming. Cognitive Networks' ACR platform makes Smart TVs aware of the programming that they are displaying, enabling transactions, informational requests, or personalization of the viewing experience. More information can be found at http://www.cognitivenetworks.com.







20Jul/120

Subaru Enthusiasts’ Magazine Relaunches at Multi-Platform TV Series

Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

MediaSpigot LLC announced the re-launch of Subiesport Magazine as multi-platform television series making its debut this Fall. The reborn Subiesport will contain magazine-style video content and follow a traditional print publication schedule. To help fund this innovative new show, MediaSpigot is holding a pledge drive at the series official web site, http://www.subiesport.tv.

Launched in 2004 as a print publication, Subiesport began with a similar fundraising campaign. Due to its enthusiastic base of readers, the magazine rose quickly to become the worlds largest independent Subaru enthusiast magazine with 70,000 readers in 68 countries worldwide.

Subaru owners are uniquely passionate about their vehicles and they demand nothing short of the best. Like the magazine before it, with Subiesport TV we aim to deliver a show that is nothing less than the best car show around that will be enjoyable by enthusiasts of all makes and models. Said Ryan Douthit, founder of Subiesport Magazine, producer of the new series and himself an owner of six Subarus. That isnt going to be cheap.

Subiesport TVs combination of broadcast quality production, instant online distribution and magazine-style content makes Subiesport TV a truly groundbreaking series, Douthit continued. Subiesport TV is taking print magazines to a place theyve always wanted to go... they just didnt know it. And, thanks to the proliferation of mobile video devices like the iPad, iPhone and Android tablets and phones, distribution of a hybrid series like this is no longer a problem. I firmly believe that within five years, many magazines will transition to a similar format.

When the first episode makes its debut, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the full-length show online for free at several online destinations including Blip.tv, Blinkx and YouTube. For a commercial-free viewing experience, viewers can optionally become a member of the shows official site, http://www.subiesport.tv. The new series will be represented by John McLean Media to international broadcast markets.

About MediaSpigot LLC

Founded in 1996 as a web development and design business, MediaSpigot LLC found early success in technology and automotive specialty publications both in print and online. In 2008 it produced the first live-streaming coverage of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, a milestone of live streaming motorsport coverage. Beginning in 2011 the company focused on television with its first 13-episode broadcast season of Driving Sports TV, a series that will be complete in Summer of 2012.







20Jun/110

Water Pik, Inc. Re-launches Company Web Site

Water Pik, Inc. Re-launches Company Web Site











Water Pik logo


Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 4, 2007

Water Pik announced today the launch of a completely redesigned company Web site, http://www.waterpik.com. The new site incorporates a number of significant improvements based on consumer and internal feedback, and marks the first re-design since 2001.

New features include easier site navigation, increased product information, improved search capabilities and innovative graphic design elements. The new site also highlights Water Pik’s new platform of health, innovation and sustainability.

Since its inception, Waterpik.com has served as a valuable online resource for Water Pik customers. The Web site underscores Water Pik’s commitment to customer service, offering tools and resources for general consumers. New features on the Web site include:

    Video content
    “News and Promotions” section
    Client testimonials
    Distributors section
    Customer service information
    Overall new, user-friendly content
    Product guides
    Updated product offerings

“We have invested a significant amount of energy and resources in creating lifestyle products that deliver meaningful innovation to consumers in the areas of health and wellness, and we felt like our site needed to better reflect that,” said Richard Bisson, President and CEO, Water Pik. “The newly renovated waterpik.com better reflects our guiding principles of health, innovation and sustainability and provides a more robust customer service experience.”

Water Pik’s graphic design partner, Loveland-based, Burn’s Marketing, played an instrumental role in the re-launch, providing unique design components and leveraging the company’s extensive experience in Web site design.

About Water Pik, Inc.

Water Pik is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative personal healthcare products sold under the Waterpik® brand name. The Company has developed and introduced many products that are considered the first of their kind and have led to the formation of new markets, including the dental water jet, automatic toothbrush, and pulsating shower massage. The Company’s products are sold through a variety of channels, including home centers, mass-merchandisers, drug store chains and specialty retailers. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, the Company operates facilities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Water Pik, Inc. web site at http://www.waterpik.com.

CONTACT:

Rachel Cooper

Ketchum

310-584-8317

Rachel.Cooper @ ketchum.com

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2Jun/110

Starweb Technologies Re-Launches 5StarDedicated, a Self-Serve Internet Service at Entry-Level Pricing; Offerings Include Domain Name Registrations and Dedicated Servers

Starweb Technologies Re-Launches 5StarDedicated, a Self-Serve Internet Service at Entry-Level Pricing; Offerings Include Domain Name Registrations and Dedicated Servers










(PRWEB) December 22, 2006

Starweb Technologies (http://www.starwebtechnologies.com/), a full service Internet solutions provider, announces the launch of a new Dedicated Server website, http://www.5stardedicated.com/. Targeted to clients who do not just need enterprise class servers, 5StarDedicated.com provides self-serve Internet services at entry-level prices. Offerings include full-featured domain name registrations and dedicated servers.

5Stardedicated.com offers everything from cheap dedicated servers, self-managed to fully managed enterprise class load balanced clusters.

Other services provided by 5StarDedicated.com include dedicated servers as well as domain name registration, domain name reseller accounts, server monitoring, remote backup service and server administration. Dedicated servers provide clients the convenience to control their own hosting environment, fully.

To honor the re-launch, 5StarDedicated.com will be blowing out servers in the next few weeks. Starting at only $ 99 and boasting 250GB hard drives. 1GB of RAM and 1500GB non shared Tier1 band width, this sale will be a force all in its self. Also at the time of launch, 5StarDedicated will be offering 6.95 domain registrations.

All dedicated servers come with initial setup, a powerful hosting billing, client management and automation suite (cPanel control panel needed for some functions), an eNom domain reseller account, 24 hour support and one hour of admin time a month.

For additional information on the new products and services offered by 5stardedicated.com, visit http://www.5stardedicated.com/.

For additional information contact:

Michael Johnson

CEO

Starweb Technologies

877-337-1055

http://www.starwebtechnologies.com/

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8May/110

Toshiba Re-Launches Satellite Pro Notebook Series for Mobile Business Users

Toshiba Re-Launches Satellite Pro Notebook Series for Mobile Business Users











IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

    "Toshiba is broadening its portfolio of business notebooks by re-launching the Satellite Pro brand," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The new Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series provide business users with a mobile solution delivering all the essential features they need, including fundamental performance and connectivity, at an economical price point. The Satellite Pro series is also Toshiba's first line of business notebooks to feature configurations with AMD dual core processors(2)."

In creating the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series, Toshiba listened to customer requests and created a notebook to deliver all of today's essentials for the mobile professional, including easy-to-use features, a streamlined design and broad mobility. Starting at $ 699(1), the Satellite Pro series offer economically priced configurations that provide users with the power and performance necessary for today's popular business applications, enabling the professional user to be mobile and productive.

Intel(R) Centrino(R) Duo processor technology is featured on the Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X notebook and provides users with the performance, improved battery life and enhanced wireless connectivity they need. This mobile microarchitecture includes Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processors(3), Mobile Intel(R) GM965 Express chipset and Intel(R) PRO/Wireless(4) 3945ABG.

The Satellite Pro A210 series features AMD's Better by Design initiative that provides powerful notebook computing solutions and brings together superior components and technologies at an affordable price. The Satellite Pro A210 series features AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 or AMD Athlon dual core processors, both of which include the AMD M690V chipset and Atheros 802.11b/g wireless(4) capabilities.

All Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 configurations include ConfigFree(R) technology to help users connect to the most popular types of wired and wireless networks. This utility can be configured to automate the process of switching the notebook to the best network connection available, helping users connect in the office, at home or while traveling.

The Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series feature a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display with TruBrite(R) Technology. This display technology accentuates the notebook's sharp and vivid graphics for an excellent visual experience. The widescreen display provides exceptional side by side viewing of multi-page documents, multimedia files and spreadsheets providing users a larger workspace.

The Satellite Pro series features only the essential applications professionals need such as antivirus software and is Microsoft Office 2007 ready, providing a streamlined and easy-to-use mobile computing experience out-of-the-box.

Encased in a distinctive Onyx Blue chassis, the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series conveys and reinforces an overall professional image. The eye-catching case also houses a DVD SuperMulti optical drive, making it easy to share or back up data onto CDs or DVDs.

The following configurations demonstrate the various specifications and price options of the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series:

Complete product specifications for all the Satellite Pro configurations are available at http://www.sell.toshiba.com or http://www.toshibadirect.com. Toshiba's Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series are now available through the company's Resellers Partners, mail order and Toshiba Direct with prices ranging from $ 699(1) to $ 999(1).

Both configurations are available with a one-year standard, limited warranty(10), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country; or customers may utilize any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations nationwide for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt turnaround service. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook's service plans, including up to four years of extended warranty coverage

All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible(11), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information please visit http://www.reuse.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $ 60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

1. Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price."

2. AMD Processor Technology. CPU performance may vary. See processor Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

3. Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor. Intel(R) Dual Core Technology is a new technology designed to deliver improved performance to the notebook PC. Performance or compatibility may vary. For more information on Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, visit: http://www.intel.com/core2duo/Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

4. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

5. 64-Bit Computing. See 64-Bit Computing Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

6. Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

7. Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 10 to the 9th = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

8. Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

9. Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

10. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at http://www.warranty.toshiba.com.

11. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

(C) 2007 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.





















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18Feb/110

IEEE Computer Society Relaunches Jobs Board



Los Alamitos, Calif. (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

The IEEE Computer Society, the world’s leading organization of computing professionals, has relaunched its online jobs board in partnership with the American Institute of Physics.

The redesigned and reinvigorated site, called IEEE Computer Society Jobs, features several exciting new product offerings for employers hiring computing professionals.


Multiple posting discounts: Save money with new job multi-packs, ideal when forecasting several hires in the near future
Precise exposure for job listings: Showcase employment opportunities to a large audience of specific, relevant candidates – job seekers who are informed players in their profession
Featured jobs: Spotlight your most important job openings with prominent homepage and job search visibility
Advertising options: Highly targeted exposure both in the monthly Computer magazine and online, or online-only

IEEE Computer Society Jobs will provide employers with a targeted source of potential computing and engineering candidates. The CS represents nearly 85,000 members around the world, while the AIP serves a global audience of 120,000 scientists and engineers.

In celebration of the site’s relaunch, employers can receive a free 30-day online-only posting (a $ 399 value) with a job posting package. Email csjobs@computer.org for more information.

Job seekers will continue to find job postings from a variety of technology employers and are encouraged to post their resume on the site to make a connection with a potential future employer. “On IEEE Computer Society Jobs, computing professionals and software developers will still find job listings from leading high-tech firms, as well as supporting services for advancing their careers and landing the best jobs available,” said Dick Price, IEEE Computer Society director of Sales and Marketing.

In partnership with the Computer Society, AIP also co-publishes Computing in Science and Engineering (CiSE) magazine, which covers computational science and engineering research for a broad range of technical fields.

The AIP has been operating an online jobs board since 1993. In 2003, the Institute began offering the jobs board to a society of network partners. The Computer Society is the largest membership organization to join the network, which includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and AVS-Science and Technology.

Representatives from Computer Society advertising partner Millennium Media have been enlisted to sell jobs board packages for IEEE Computer Society Jobs. Millennium Media provides full advertising sales, sales management, and marketing services for clients in the print and electronic media industries. Millennium also offers business strategy, new product development, and industry insight for new trends and opportunities.

Companies have been utilizing Millennium’s expertise for nearly 20 years as individual sales representatives. Millennium’s senior management has more than six decades of combined experience in all facets of consumer, B-to-B, and association magazine publishing.

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.

The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with books, conferences, conference publications, magazines, online courses, software development certifications, and technical journals,. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. Known worldwide for its computer-standards activities, the Computer Society promotes an active exchange of ideas and technological innovation among its members.

Contact: Margo McCall, Corporate Communications Manager, (714) 821-8380

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29Jan/110

Virtual Global Relaunches Cloudipedia.com to Help Cloud Computing Newbies

Virtual Global Relaunches Cloudipedia.com to Help Cloud Computing Newbies












Cloudipedia


(PRWEB) December 21, 2010

Virtual Global, a top provider of software systems for business, announces the relaunch of its comprehensive cloud computing portal, Cloudipedia.com, with a broader range of coverage; offering more news, more links and resources, including a free download of "Cloud Computing Made Easy" for cloud computing newbies.

A recent White House report has recommended instituting a "cloud-first" approach to help federal agencies make smart IT choices, help the US government get a handle on its astronomical IT expenditures, and to better handle the business of data security. But most agencies are still in the dark regarding this rapidly-evolving movement into the clouds, which represents the future of IT. The new website intends to demystify the marketing buzz.

As the eBook points out, we are experiencing the type of radical shift in the computing industry that only occurs about once every 30 years, and we need to pay close attention because nearly everyone has become a stakeholder. The site also explains that cloud computing is inherently difficult to grasp for three main reasons: First, cloud computing is an extremely broad term. Second, you can't touch the cloud. And third, the term is tainted by the "me too" marketing buzz. The term "cloud computing", for a variety of very good reasons, has become very popular, and there are plenty of new and established IT companies that want to jump on the bandwagon.

The website is edited by Cary Landis and industry analyst Dan Blacharski. Initially, Cloudipedia focused on the eBook, whereas the relaunch focuses more on news and trends. "It's nearly impossible for people to keep track of everything going on," says Landis. "It seems like something big happens every day that will affect computer users for the next 20 years."

Cloudipedia provides a resource for both techies and non-techies. Landis, whose company also provides the TeamHost™ online tools and platform as a service for creating SaaS applications, uses real-time and real-world examples to paint a picture of a computing platform in which efficiency is increased to such an extent that major players - such as Google and Amazon - are now making their moves firmly into the cloud computing arena. Additionally, Landis said, there is overwhelming misconception when it comes to safety and security within cloud computing.

In the book Landis and Blacharski also explain how cloud computing offers new solutions and possibilities when it comes to outsourcing and telecommuting, and dispel the myth that corporations need to exhibit pinpoint, razor-sharp and direct control over every facet within their modes of IT management. "In the book Dan and I call it the 'fallacy of direct control,'" said Landis. "In cloud computing you have to understand that it's not always, in fact, a wise thing to feel you need to control everything directly. There's a section in the book where we talk about opportunity costs, and I think that example goes a long way in explaining what it is, exactly, that businesses and organizations lose by trying to control everything." In the chapter, the authors compare a company that micromanages its in-house IT dominion to a homeowner who, in lieu of hiring a professional plumber, decides to fix the old pipes in his house by himself: "The guy who fixes his own plumbing suffers an opportunity cost, because he must make multiple trips to the hardware store, invest time and money, purchase hundreds of dollars' worth of tools, and miss his favorite television show. And just like the guy who fixes his own plumbing, the company that insists on hosting absolutely everything in-house is losing out."

For a free download of Virtual Global's timely and comprehensive eBook, "Cloud Computing Made Easy," visit http://www.cloudipedia.com/.

Discussions on cloud computing can also be viewed on the Linkedin "Cloudipedia - Cloud computing made easy (http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2513457/)" discussion group.

Virtual Global is provider of cloud-enabled software platform solutions for commercial and federal organizations and has implemented enterprise IT solutions for the likes of NASA and NIST. Products include the TeamHost™ cloud platform, for building SaaS applications without programming; TeamLeader™, a project management 2.0 software for tracking and reporting on virtual teams in real-time; HIT PLATFORM™, a Health IT cloud based platform; and Cloudipedia, a website that brings cloud computing information to entrepreneurs. Since 1995, Virtual Global's technologies have served commercial and federal customers worldwide with enterprise-class IT needs.

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