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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Outscale, a global pure play Infrastructure as a Service provider and strategic partner of Dassault Systèmes, today announced the opening of its new data center in Hong Kong. This new data center accelerates Outscale’s global expansion and strengthens the company’s ability to support increasing demand in the region. Outscale was founded in France in 2010, and was one of the first pure play Cloud providers in the world. Today, the company delivers Cloud Computing infrastructures for dozens of global brands, including Airbus, OpenDataSoft and strategic partner Dassault Systèmes. In addition, the company serves as the vendor of choice for ISVs, VARs and startups around the world. Outscale offers its enterprise customers access to its premium storage and compute services, delivering best-in-class performance, availability and customer support. “Outscale’s customers in the region greatly benefit from the addition of our new Hong Kong data center,” said Outscale US CEO Rob Rosborough. “With high-level application availability and faster access to data, our customers will be better equipped to deliver best-in-class services to their internal stakeholders, customers and local partners.” Demand for Public Cloud in China Will Almost Triple by 2020 According to a recent report released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing expects the Cloud market to grow significantly over the next three years, from $22 billion to just over $65 billion USD. A recent survey1 by Forrester Research found that 77%2 of Chinese enterprise infrastructure decision makers believe that using a Public Cloud platform is a high or critical priority over the next 12 months, as compared to 58% of their global peers. The official China Internet Network Information Center reported that as of the end of calendar year 2016, there were 731 million internet users3 in China, with 53.1 percent of the population online. All of this data points to the fact that there is a significant need for increased access to Cloud infrastructure services, and an extraordinary market opportunity for SaaS companies and startups looking to establish a local presence. Outscale Data Center in the Heart of Region With the addition of the Hong Kong data center, Outscale can now better support its international customers with their local business needs within China and Hong Kong. These customers, which range from startups to large enterprises to ISVs, now have access to technologically advanced Cloud resources that have been certified by the highest international standards in the industry. With the addition of the Hong Kong data center, Outscale now has ten points of presence globally, including three data centers in Asia, three in Europe and four in the North America. In order to ensure systematic high availability, each of the regions offered by Outscale constitutes a separate geographical area and consists of several isolated locations called "availability zones." In the unlikely event of a failure, Outscale allows its customers, wherever they are located, to have resources, such as virtual machines and data, in several alternate locations. The data center in Hong Kong is deployed in an Equinix facility, a world leader in the Data Center market. It is certified to the highest market standards: SSAE 16, ISAE 3402 SOC Type 1, SOC Type 2, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and LEED (http://www.usgbc.org/leed). Founded in 2010, Outscale simplifies infrastructure complexities and boosts the business agility of its customers. Outscale delivers a secure, reliable and industrial strength solution for its customers, which include solopreneurs, fast growing startups, large multi-national companies and government agencies. The company is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes, and today powers hundreds of organizations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Outscale’s US headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and its global headquarters is in Saint-Cloud, France. Learn more about us at us.outscale.com. For more information about Outscale:


News Article | April 25, 2017
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"This initial acquisition provides us with a proven carrier neutral platform in predominantly edge markets that can realize internal growth from added content provider and enterprise market share and be enhanced by additional data center and managed services investments," noted DeSantis. "We intend to grow the company for our customers, employees and investors by significantly increasing our sales team, investing in new product offerings, and broadening our target market to leverage our exceptional carrier, content, and cloud centric ecosystem and the available space and power at each of the facilities." The company's Customer Service Center/NOC in Tampa, the 365 brand, all operating, monitoring, and administrative systems, and all operations, customer service center, and sales and marketing employees will remain in place. The corporate office is being moved from Emeryville, CA to Fairfield County, CT. DeSantis added that, "The transaction will be seamless to existing customers and vendors as Jason Kiser, who has had responsibility for the eight data center facilities and customer service center for over a decade, will continue as Vice President, Operations of the company, and Steve Weaver, who has spearheaded the company's carrier, content and cloud customer strategy, will stay on as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Kalindi Bhatt, who has worked with me in senior roles in communications, power, and data center businesses, has been appointed Vice President, Finance & Controller to round out the senior management team." The investors formed 365 Data Centers Holdings, LLC to acquire 365 Data Centers and to identify and make investments in other colocation and managed services assets. Chirisa Investments is a Dublin-based private investment firm headed by Colm Piercy, the former CEO of Viatel, an international connectivity and colocation provider, and current Chairman of Dataplex, a wholesale data center, company based in Dublin. Lumerity Capital, LLC, a Connecticut based private equity investment firm was founded by Matt Kim, a 20-year veteran of the TMT sector. Lumerity's portfolio companies include Tricore Solutions, an ERP application managed services provider, and Datavail Corporation, a provider of data and database managed services. Connecticut-based Longboat Advisors LLC was founded by DeSantis, who has been a leader in acquiring, building and growing technology, power, and communications businesses, including Xand, which become the largest privately owned data center operator in the Northeast prior to its sale to Tierpoint. Piercy, who will serve as Chairman of 365 Data Center Holdings, stated that, "This investment provides Chirisa with a solid foundation to execute on its strategy to broaden its data center, managed services, and real estate reach into the US market. Chirisa is pleased to have joined forces with partners that have successful track records, significant experience, and meaningful contacts in the technology, communications, and data center industries." "We are enthusiastic about our investment in 365 Data Centers, which embodies key attributes of Lumerity's targeted investments, including proven management with deeply-relevant experience, a unique asset that is difficult to replicate by virtue of its high carrier density, and a go-forward strategy with multiple avenues of growth," added Kim. The Bank Street Group LLC served as 365 Data Centers Holdings LLC's financial advisor, and Greenberg Traurig served as the purchaser's legal counsel for this transaction. The credit facility for the transaction was provided by the Specialty Lending team at Crestline Investors, Inc. Pacific Crest Securities, Technology Specialists of KeyBanc Capital Markets, served as financial advisor to the sellers, including 365 Parent LLC and its investors.  Alston & Bird served as legal counsel to the sellers in this transaction. About 365 Data Centers 365 Data Centers is a leading provider of data center solutions in strategic edge markets. Our robust, carrier neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge colocation services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing 100% uptime and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers is based in Connecticut, and operates eight geographically diverse US data centers. Visit 365datacenters.com for more information. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/365-data-centers-acquired-by-investor-and-management-group-300445343.html


PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interoute, opérateur propriétaire d’une plateforme de services cloud mondiale et de l'un des réseaux les plus importants et les plus avancés d'Europe, annonce l’extension de sa capacité de stockage objet à ses deux zones de stockage cloud en Suisse, à Genève et à Zürich. Le stockage objet proposé par Interoute est une solution de stockage avec paiement à l’usage pour le contenu statique (images et vidéos inclus), les données cloud ou les sites web non dynamiques, et un service de stockage complémentaire pour le Virtual Data Centre d’Interoute, sa plateforme IaaS. L’évolutivité est simple mais efficace et elle permet de dépasser les capacités de stockage habituelles. Chaque objet est répliqué dans les data centres situés à Londres, Slough, Amsterdam, Berlin, Francfort et maintenant Genève et Zürich. L’infrastructure de réseau privé d’Interoute donne à chaque data centre un haut niveau de résilience et un accès faible latence aux données. Les data centres d’Interoute proposent un environnement sécurisé et hautement disponible avec de multiples liaisons vers le monde extérieur. Tous, ainsi que l’infrastructure réseau d’Interoute, sont certifiés ISO 27001, ISAE 3402 et PCI-DSS, garantissant la sécurité de l’information et l’intégrité des données. Le niveau de service garanti est de 99,99% de disponibilité pour chaque région de stockage.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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The Indiana CPA Society honored the state's top CPAs at its annual CPA Celebration on May 12. Each year INCPAS recognizes CPAs who have served their profession and/or communities in an outstanding manner. The contributions these professionals make reflect positively on the individuals as well as the CPA profession. This award is the Society's highest honor. It is given for making significant contributions to the CPA profession, the AICPA and/or the Society on numerous levels. Williams has been an assistant professor of accounting at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, since 1995 and has been actively involved with the Society since 2005. He has chaired the Ethics Committee, Finance Committee, Officer Nominating Committee and Leadership Succession Committee. His committee service culminated with five years on the INCPAS Board of Directors. During his year as chair in 2015, he helped lead two of the Society’s biggest milestones: the establishment of the CPA Center of Excellence® as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Society and the celebration of the Society’s centennial anniversary. For his efforts and innovations in education with the accounting program and creation of an entrepreneurship major at IWU, he received the INCPAS Outstanding Educator Award in 2016. This award is selected by the prior Chair for guidance, assistance and support during the Chair's term. Bolinger began his career with the Indiana CPA Society in 1984 as the field activities director and was named executive director in 1990. He has continued in that role while also serving on numerous state and national committees, including as president of the Indiana Society of Association Executives. He is a regular presenter at accounting conferences, business organizations and associations across the country. In 2001, he was named Association Executive of the Year by ISAE. In 2010, he received national recognition as AccountingWEB's Outstanding CPA Association Employee of the Year. In 2014, he received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest distinctions an Indiana governor can present. This is the second time he has received the Chair’s Award, the first being in 1998.                                             Bolinger was named Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People" in the profession in 2015 and 2016. This award is given to an individual or firm committed to building and diversifying the talent pipeline. William B. Sharkey, CPA, JD Partner, PwC LLP - Indianapolis Sharkey has been involved with the INCPAS Scholars career awareness and mentoring program for minority high school students since its inception. He takes a genuine and active role in developing not only these students, but all young professionals within his firm. He dedicates substantial time to being a constant source of support, encouragement and inspiration for young professionals. He speaks at various INCPAS events and addresses the challenges of working in public accounting to give each student a better idea of what it is really like to be a CPA. His positive impact ultimately is helping build the talent pipeline and diversity with accounting students, candidates and CPAs who are better prepared to meet the current and future needs of the profession. This award recognizes up-and-coming leaders who have already demonstrated initiative in the profession and made significant contributions to the overall success of his/her employer. Michelle E. Boyden, CPA, CGMA Manager of Tax Services, MAccounting, LLC - Indianapolis Boyden has played an instrumental role not only on the financial side of her company, but in the operational, marketing and human resources sides. She has successfully implemented cross-departmental communications and procedures to improve work flow efficiency, cash flow and growth. She emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive work environment and is not only passionate about what she does as a CPA, but also leads by example by living and promoting the importance of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle that aligns with her organization’s mission. Garrett R. Cannizzo, CPA Supervisor, RSM US LLP - Elkhart Cannizzo has demonstrated incredible leadership skills when interacting with clients, team members and the community. He does his audit work efficiently but never fails to act as an advisor and build meaningful relationships with clients. He also takes extra time to help mentor his engagement team members by helping them understand the concepts behind the work they're doing. Outside of work, he is involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen where he serves as the treasurer. He also serves as an advisor for the Goshen College Athletic Committee and participated in a mentorship program for local high school students who have an interest in accounting. Kevin R. Koven, CPA Audit Manager, Somerset CPAs, PC - Indianapolis Koven has consistently proven that he is a leader in the profession through his involvement in the community in which he serves, the firm in which he works and the organizations to which he belongs. During his tenure as manager, he devoted over 60 hours annually to his firm's recruiting and retention programs while still exceeding the firm's charge-hour goals. He coordinated in-house training for staff and is always willing to help out when called upon to assist. Outside the firm, he contributes to numerous Indiana CPA Society and AICPA initiatives. He was selected as an Indiana representative for the AICPA's Leadership Academy in 2014 and has served on the Young Professionals of Central Indiana board. He is the new treasurer for the Sigma Chi House Corporation at Indiana University and is currently enrolled in the trueU Leader in Training program. Joseph T. O’ Connor, CPA Senior Accountant, Estep, Doctor & Co, PC - Muncie O'Connor's nominators point to both his people and technical skills as being unparalleled. In less than five years, he went from part-time intern to shareholder at his company. He was the first participant in its mentoring program, is now the face for all recruitment fairs and developed a training program for new hires. He also took the time and effort to spearhead his company's participation in the Delaware County Corporate Challenge, coordinating several evening events in which staff signed up for or came out to support. Outside of work, he is a volunteer for the YMCA of Muncie, member of the Muncie Elks Lodge #245, supporter of the Panther Pantry and visitor at his local middle school's special education classes. Joshua C. Smith, CPA Senior Accountant - Business Valuation, Blue & Co., LLC - Indianapolis Smith's nominators highlight his energy, enthusiasm and passion for the profession as reasons why he excels as a leader. He is adamant about helping those around him achieve the highest levels of success, whether they are coworkers, colleagues or clients. He sets aside time to take a pulse on what’s affecting the profession and assess how that will impact the work that needs to be done. He is constantly looking for ways to incorporate new ideas and processes, and does not hesitate to discuss them with the right stakeholders at the right time. He was recently voted to the board of Reach For Youth and also volunteers as an INCPAS High School Ambassador. He was given lifetime membership to Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society which recognizes outstanding academic achievements of collegiate business and management scholars. This award recognizes outstanding service to the Society, CPA profession and community over a long period of time. John W. Perkins, CPA Senior Tax & Finance Analyst, Accuride Corporation - Evansville Perkins invests in his Evansville community. He is a board member for Meals on Wheels, president of the Downtown Optimist Club and a volunteer classroom teacher for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana. He also has played a key role for Historic Newburgh, where he currently serves as treasurer, co-created the new Free Movie Night Program in 2015 and served as the director for the 2016 Ghost Walks event. For his contributions and achievements as a young leader, he was a nominee for the 20 Under 40 award by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Robert E. Reynolds, CPA, CGMA Director and Shareholder, Brady Ware - Richmond Reynolds has served in a volunteer leadership capacity for a number of nonprofit boards, committees and taskforces for over 25 years. His history of service to community organizations, professional organizations such as INCPAS and the AICPA, and his alma mater, Wright State University, make him an outstanding role model for others. Most recently he has taken on the role of board chair for the United Way of Whitewater Valley and is helping realign its focus to better address community needs. As a result, the United Way launched the new Hands up Guidance (HUG) Initiative to provide support necessary to overcome the various barriers to overcoming poverty and gaining greater financial stability. Last year he served as the Corporate Walk Chair for the Tri-State Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. Ronald Turpin, CPA, CGMA, JD Chief Financial Officer, Gibson - Fort Wayne Turpin has been giving back to Northeast Indiana in a variety of volunteer roles over the past 20 years. He currently serves as chair of the Board for Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the City of Fort Wayne’s Joint Legacy Funding Committee and the Finance Committee for Nazarene Theological Seminary. In board and committee member capacities, he has shared his financial and business expertise with the United Way of Allen County, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Turnstone, Grace Point Church, Indiana Association of United Ways, Leadership Fort Wayne, The Malpas Trust, Kates Kart, Early Childhood Alliance, Tower Bank, Kiddie Prep School, IPFW Advisory Board, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne Fiscal Policy Committee and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on various INCPAS task forces and written profession blogs for fellow members. This award recognizes significant contributions advocating for the CPA profession through government relations. Richard B. Wheeler, CPA President, Wheeler & Associates, P.C. - Indianapolis Wheeler has been closely involved with advocacy for the CPA profession and the Indiana CPA Society for many years. He currently serves as a member of the INCPAS Tax Resource Advisory Council and Leadership Cabinet. He previously served on the Tax Advisory Council, which he chaired in 2006; on numerous project teams including the Indiana Department of Revenue, UAA Exposure Draft, Continuing Professional Education, CPE Curriculum Advisors, AccountAbility Indiana, Business Symposium, Tax Institute Conference, Small Firm Conference; as a Discussion Leader for the Knowledge Network; and as a CPA Center of Excellence® Online Beta Forum Community member. This award is given to an individual or firm embodying excellence through collaboration, development of critical business (soft) skills, knowledge sharing and a competency-based approach to lifelong learning. Kevin G. Kruggel, CPA, CGMA Partner, Kruggel Lawton CPAs - South Bend Kruggel has been instrumental in advancing the mission to enhance vital business skills for the success of CPAs and other professionals. As one of INCPAS’ original Knowledge Management Task Force members and serving as its chair in 2010, his efforts helped lead to the conception and creation of the CPA Center of Excellence®, a wholly owned INCPAS subsidiary established in 2014. Within his own firm, he worked with fellow partners to engage the Center for advisory services to help with staff development and succession. The firm also had the majority of staff choose two of six available competency-based online interactive courses to build the soft skills they needed to advance their careers. He remains involved and is currently serving on the inaugural CPA Center of Excellence® Board of Directors. This award recognizes a transformative individual or firm implementing unique, forward-thinking activities designed to address future issues and needs. Summit CPA Group - Fort Wayne For the past seven years, the Summit CPA Group based in Fort Wayne has been initiating changes in its business model to thrive into the future. It is a leading provider of Virtual CFO services and Virtual 401(k) audits that has implemented many progressive strategies to differentiate itself among the marketplace. It has moved 70 percent of its business to the Virtual CFO or Controller model which provides flatfee billing to its customers. It resides in a virtual office environment with all but four staff members working remotely. It is now a completely cloud-based accounting firm. It’s grown its workforce from 10 to 40 full-time employees in only three years, employees are located in 10 states and its client base is represented in more than 40 cities across the country. Nearly 8,100 CPAs in public practice, business and industry, government and education are members of the Indiana CPA Society. INCPAS is the most trusted business resource and advocate in Indiana. Its members are required to abide by the CPA profession's code of conduct. INCPAS members also receive access to quality educational programs and peer networking for knowledge sharing. Society members are trusted advisors to Indiana's business community. INCPAS celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. For more information, visit incpas.org.


NEWTOWN, Pa., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced that its development centers in Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine have been successfully reassessed for the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402 Type 2 certification. This certification demonstrates proof of a sustained, effective global control mechanism. The assurance report, issued by Deloitte Auditing and Consulting Ltd, was the result of a comprehensive, four-month audit and included controls over information security, resource strategy and planning, information systems operations, database and application systems implementation and maintenance, and software and hardware support. The ISAE 3402 Type 2 (formerly SAS 70 Type II) was designed specifically to address customer’s requirements that service organizations demonstrate that they have adequate internal control systems to protect data and sensitive information belonging to the customers. “These standards deliver transparency to our customers, helping strengthen their trust in EPAM, giving us a true competitive advantage. We believe we are the only service provider with multiple delivery centers, across nine countries, that are ISAE 3402 Type 2 certified, which means that we are compliant with the most rigorous standards set for a service organization’s internal controls,” said Yuriy Goliyad, Head of Global Operations, EPAM. “Our successful completion of this audit report, for the 10th consecutive year, demonstrates our continued commitment to protecting our customer’s sensitive data through the operational excellence of our delivery centers.” In today’s global economy, customers need to know that any service provider they work with has sufficient controls and safeguards in place. Successful completion of the ISAE 3402 Type 2 audit can help distinguish providers as the report assures customers that the certified service organization has appropriate controls in place. “This certification, along with our ISO 27001:2013, CMMI, SOX and ISO 9001, is further evidence of our continued investment in ensuring our customer’s security. This is part of our very robust controls and compliance program, which we’ve invested in from day one, to build transparency and aggressively decrease risk for our customers engaged in strategic delivery programs,” continued Goliyad. The ISAE 3402 Type 2 is widely recognized and represents that a service organization has successfully undergone an in-depth audit of their internal controls. It was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to provide an international assurance standard on the controls at a service organization that are likely to impact or be part of the user organization’s system of internal control over financial reporting. View the full list of EPAM’s Audit Certifications here. About EPAM Systems Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), has leveraged its core engineering expertise to become a leading global product development and digital platform engineering services company. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business opportunities. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader among independent research agencies and was ranked #8 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies, as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE’S 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and as a top UK Digital Design & Build Agency. Learn more at http://www.epam.com/ and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.


Global information logistics provider Retarus is to attend the second annual Digital Transformation in Insurance event at the CCT Venues Plus-South Quay in Canary Wharf, London, on Thursday, May 17th. As co-partner and sponsor, Retarus will offer key leaders and delegates the opportunity to understand first-hand its global cloud services infrastructure and its importance in delivering secure, compliant-ready services from a single source, including highly professional support, trouble-free integration, use-based billing and around-the-clock support. The event will offer attendees the opportune environment for the sector to discuss imminent business issues. Cloud services for insurance companies are integral to the development of services offered to its clients, especially when managing costly insurance claims or complaints. The digital agenda has stimulated the sector into becoming innovative with service options, empowering insurers to optimize their complaint management and speed up their communication processes significantly. Via Retarus’ cloud messaging services, there are new opportunities for insurance products and services, whilst also enabling automated processing of contracts or handling of damage claims. For instance: registrations and other forms can be digitized by means of Intelligent Document Recognition and flow into automated work processes (black box processing). Conor McGrath, UK and Ireland Country Manager, adds: “This event is an important part of our UK and Ireland business strategy in order to help the insurance sector dispose of archaic solutions and embark on digitally transforming their services to retain customers. Retarus' cloud services help insurers and brokers meet the digitally-savvy customer demand for excellence in digital services and continual information flows — much like that received during a retail experience. We automate many manual processes and help them implement innovation to alleviate costly claims; for example, personalized SMS messages that remind customers of policies soon to expire, assist in the first registration of a new vehicle or provide a timely warning to policy-holders of upcoming storms, helping them to avoid damage to property. Thanks to the automation of these standard processes, staff has more time to focus on account management for offers which require intensive consultations.” Retarus fulfills these complex requirements for process communications by way of its Global Delivery Network, which facilitates the smooth interchange of information through all communication channels, applications and devices. This communication proficiency is securely founded on the company's own, highly secure data centers and colocations around the globe. The processing of data is carried out in accordance with the locally applicable data protection provisions and industry requirements, such as BaFin (German Banking and Finance Authority) or HIPAA and conform to auditing standard ISAE 3402. While many providers store the data entrusted to them in a globally distributed cloud, Retarus allows the customer to select which region and according to which legal provisions its business-critical and personal data is to be processed. For more information on how to attend, please click here.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Evocative, LLC, a leading provider of secure Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has acquired two Silicon Valley area data centers from 365 Data Centers. The acquisition preceded the recently announced acquisition of 365 Data Centers by a new investor and management group. Located in Emeryville and San Jose, CA, the data centers enable Evocative to immediately address the individual technology requirements and security needs of local businesses from fast-growing startups to established enterprises. In addition, the Company has also welcomed veteran Internet executive and entrepreneur Arman Khalili to the position of Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. Evocative owns and operates secure, compliant and highly available data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. With these acquisitions in Emeryville and San Jose, the Company is now the trusted guardian of Internet infrastructure to businesses in the heart of Silicon Valley. The two facilities add a combined 40,000 square feet of colocation space with the ability to expand to 105,000 square feet and are positioned to handle flexible lab and high density computing requirements. They are carrier neutral, providing the highest level of flexibility and diversity to clients. Both facilities are HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 certified, meeting rigorous security and compliance requirements. In addition, they have consistently achieved a 100% uptime availability over the past 15 years. Businesses can benefit from Evocative’s comprehensive suite of fully customizable data center services including colocation; managed services; public, private and hybrid cloud solutions; dedicated hosting; and network and security services. Purpose-built and fully operational, the Company’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions also offer visibility into data center infrastructure and resource allocations, providing the most cost-effective, agile, and scalable outcomes to large enterprises, helping them achieve their specific business goals. “We are proud to be a member of the Silicon Valley community and are honored that so many world-class organizations from small startups to some of the Fortune 500 are choosing Evocative to store and secure their most valuable business assets. We are committed to their success,” said Arman Khalili, Evocative’s CEO. “As the Company’s new CEO, I look forward to working with the Evocative team and our investors to grow the company both organically and through additional acquisitions.” Arman Khalili is an experienced Internet infrastructure executive and entrepreneur. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of data center provider CentralColo. Prior to that he was the CEO of Black Lotus, a leader in DDoS mitigation which was acquired by Level 3 Communications. Khalili was also the Founder and CEO of UnitedLayer, the largest privately held colocation provider in San Francisco and a co-founder of Sirius, one of the first ISPs in Silicon Valley. In addition, he has held numerous senior consulting positions at Level 3 Communications, AT&T, Apple and NeXT Computers. Under Khalili’s leadership, Evocative will continue its expansion. The acquisitions in Emeryville and San Jose form the foundation of the Company’s strategic growth plans. These include the opening of additional data centers on the West Coast within the next year as well as the development and delivery of additional colocation and managed services to businesses around the globe. About Evocative Evocative is a North American company and an owner and operator of secure, compliant, highly available data centers. We are the trusted guardians of our clients’ Internet infrastructure. To tour an Evocative data center or receive additional information on data center services, please visit http://www.evocative.com.


News Article | December 15, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

Sylvain Gauthier, co-fondateur et CEO d'EasyVista, déclare : « L'année 2016 s'inscrit dès à présent comme un exercice de référence, marqué par le renforcement des barrières à l'entrée technologiques et des gains de parts de marché aux Etats-Unis sur le marché de l'ITSM. Confortés par la solidité des indicateurs commerciaux et la qualité des signatures, enregistrés au cours des neuf premiers mois aux Etats-Unis, en particulier sur le SaaS, nous réaffirmons notre objectif d'une croissance des activités SaaS comprise entre 20% et 30% en 2016, et préparons 2017 avec ambition. Les efforts d'innovation en R&D vont être accentués, avec l'intégration à venir des technologies de l'intelligence artificielle et de l'analyse big data,  comme notre engagement en termes d'excellence opérationnelle, afin de creuser les barrières à l'entrée et défendre notre position de leader au sein des classements des prescripteurs technologiques et des utilisateurs. La récente obtention de l'une des plus exigeantes certifications mondiales en matière de sécurité soutiendra pleinement cette ambition, les annonces permanentes de failles de sécurité rappelant chaque jour l'importance cruciale de cet enjeu pour les acteurs de l'édition de logiciels. Enfin, nous tenions à remercier nos nouveaux actionnaires pour leur confiance, suite à la réalisation du placement privé en septembre dernier qui nous octroie de nouvelles ressources pour accélérer le développement aux Etats-Unis ». Au 30 septembre 2016, l'activité SaaS aux US est ressortie en croissance de +40%. Au niveau du groupe, l'activité SaaS des 9 premiers mois s'est établie à 8,45 M€, en progression de +25%. Pour rappel, l'essor de ce mode de souscription s'accompagne d'une progression de la visibilité et du taux d'activité récurrente, concomitamment à une amélioration de la structure financière via l'évolution favorable du besoin en fonds de roulement. Calculée trimestriellement, l'ARR[1], indicateur majeur de la récurrence de l'activité SaaS, s'élève à 12,1 M€ à la fin du T3 2016 contre 10,6 M€ au 31 décembre 2016. La solide dynamique commerciale, enregistrée aux US durant les 9 premiers mois de 2016, traduit le succès de la stratégie de développement d'EasyVista sur le plus important marché de l'ITSM, porté par le besoin de solutions innovantes et mobiles, disponibles en mode SaaS. Bien que l'organisation commerciale soit dimensionnée pour soutenir la croissance, de nouvelles embauches sont prévues en 2017 afin d'accélérer cette dynamique, notamment dans la région Ouest, avec le recrutement de Gary Mellot qui prend en charge le développement commercial de cette région. En 2016, EasyVista a ainsi enregistré un nombre record de nouveaux clients dans cette région, parmi lesquels plusieurs références prestigieuses sur des verticales stratégiques, telles que Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), Columbus State University et George Mason University dans l'éducation, Quantum Health et Golden Valley Health dans les hôpitaux, Chemours dans la chimie ou encore Dixon Hughes Goodamn (DHG) dans les services financiers. La dynamique commerciale en Europe n'est pas en reste avec de nouveaux clients de premier rang : Sopra Banking, Manitou, Cegedim, etc... Fin 2016, EasyVista compte au total plus de 1 000 clients à travers le monde. Les enjeux relatifs à la sécurité constituent une priorité pour EasyVista. Le sujet est d'autant plus sensible avec le mode SaaS qui s'appuie sur une architecture décentralisée de type cloud, accessible à tout moment et tout endroit. Afin de répondre aux normes et aux exigences très élevées en matières sécurité, propres au marché US, EasyVista a récemment validé l'audit SSAE 16 /ISAE 3402 Type 2, tel qu'annoncé le 30 novembre dernier, devenant ainsi l'un des premiers éditeurs de logiciels français à obtenir cette norme internationale, garante du haut niveau de contrôle des technologies de l'information et des processus associés. Cette certification témoigne de l'excellence opérationnelle et technologique sur laquelle EasyVista fonde son développement. Cette levée de fonds permettra de poursuivre les efforts d'investissement afin d'intensifier le développement aux US, via une augmentation des dépenses marketing et commerciales, ainsi que le développement de nouvelles fonctionnalités technologiques. EasyVista réinvente le Service Management pour les utilisateurs mobiles, simple à déployer, facile à utiliser. La plateforme EasyVista automatise et personnalise la fourniture de services pour les employés et autres utilisateurs finaux, sans une seule ligne de code. EasyVista est la seule solution de Service Management intrinsèquement conçue pour l'expérience Mobile First, Elle permet à plus d'un millier d'entreprises à travers le monde d'améliorer radicalement l'expérience utilisateur ; de simplifier et accélérer la création et la gestion des services ; et de réduire le coût total de la fourniture de service. EasyVista compte plus de 20 années d'expérience en Service Management, et des clients dans de nombreux secteurs d'activités tels que les services financiers, la santé, l'enseignement supérieur, les technologies, le secteur public, la grande distribution, l'industrie. L'entreprise est labellisée « entreprise innovante » par Bpifrance et est présente dans le monde entier, avec 2 sièges à Paris et à New York. EasyVista est cotée sur Alternext d'Euronext Paris (ALEZV:EN).


HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), today announced that its Hong Kong-based Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) received the Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. NTT Com is the first data center service provider in Hong Kong to earn this recognition, underscoring its commitment to operational excellence and efficiency as part of its Nexcenter brand promise for all of its global data centers. The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval involves a set of rigorous risk analysis and industry-specific evaluation criteria that recognize data centers for their management and operations capabilities, independent of their infrastructure. These include areas such as staffing and organization, training, maintenance, planning, management, etc. The thorough review examines the accountability, visibility and commitment across the company’s leadership and service operation teams, giving an ultimate assurance that the best practice is in place. “We are honored to be the first service provider in Hong Kong to receive this award. The independent validation proves that our continual operational improvements to minimize downtime and improve reliability through 100% uptime with guaranteed SLAs at FDC2 are globally recognized. It is also a testament to our Nexcenter brand promise for all our data centers in Hong Kong and worldwide," said Taylor Man, Chief Technology Officer, NTT Com Asia. The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval builds on NTT Communications’ growing list of professional certifications and award portfolios for its Hong Kong data centers. These include compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a globally-recognized security standard for handing branded credit card transactions, and information storage and compliance with ISAE 3402 that meets financial services regulatory requirements for Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA). “Together, they assure our customers that NTT Communications is investing in their long-term success. Our customers, especially financial service institutions, will benefit from our commitment in operational excellence, as we continue to innovate ourselves in an increasingly competitive and regulated environment,” Man added. NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimise the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centres worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. Please visit www.ntt.com.hk | www.hknet.com | www.facebook.com/nttca | http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-com-asia-limited for further information. Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval. Uptime Institute – The Global Data Center Authority®, a division of The 451 Group, has office locations in the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, U.K., Spain, U.A.E., Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Please Visit www.uptimeinstitute.com for further information.


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The Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) presented the Indiana CPA Society with three awards at its 2016 STAR Awards banquet celebrating associations in Indiana on December 8. Nearly 8,100 CPAs in public practice, business and industry, government and education are members of the Indiana CPA Society. INCPAS is the most trusted business resource and advocate in Indiana. Its members are required to abide by the CPA profession's code of conduct. INCPAS members also receive access to quality educational programs and peer networking for knowledge sharing. Society members are trusted advisors to Indiana's business community. INCPAS celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. For more information, visit incpas.org.

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