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News Article | May 24, 2017
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LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interop ITX, the independent conference for tech leaders, presented Portnox a Best of Interop ITX Award, recognizing Portnox CORE for its role in advancing network access control and cybersecurity, and addressing real-world customer concerns. In each of the award program’s five categories of innovation, the event named the exhibitor whose new product or service is helping the IT industry to grow both successfully and strategically. “We believe Portnox CORE provides great value to customers by offering full visibility to all network devices in real time, all the time, especially with the influx of mobile and IoT devices,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO, Portnox. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from the Best of Interop Awards.” Portnox CORE offers complete visibility and security to networks for protection against IoT, mobile and connected device threats, combating security threats proposed by the 200 billion connected devices expected to be deployed across the globe by 2020. The latest addition to CORE is IoT Radar, which provides instant, full insight and information on connected device endpoints including the operating system, open ports, running services and changes in those data points. Traversing all networking layers – Ethernet, wireless, virtual, VPN and the cloud, Portnox CORE analyzes and controls all connected users and devices in real-time on the enterprise network from one central location. “Congratulations to Portnox and all of this year’s Best of Interop ITX winners. The role each of these companies play in furthering the IT industry is unparalleled, and we’re thrilled to honor each of their accomplishments,” said Meghan Reilly, General Manager, Interop ITX. “As the industry grows, it is now more important than ever to honor those pushing innovation to the forefront and dedicating their time and skills to today’s most important concepts. Each of these companies has truly encompassed all that these awards represent and we want to thank them for their efforts in bettering the industry as a whole.” The Best of Interop ITX Awards were judged by an expert panel of influential IT practitioners, analysts and professionals. Each category was assigned dedicated judges who selected the winner after holding a series of briefings to evaluate demos and business cases. For a full list of all 2017 Best of Interop ITX Awards winners and to learn more about the program, visit: interop.com/best-interop-itx-awards About Portnox Portnox helps connected organizations secure corporate networks by utilizing its next-generation network access control and management solutions. Portnox solutions manage any Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices or any user devices accessing the network, including remote locations and whether on mobile, BYOD or managed device. Portnox sees, controls, reacts, prevents, and manages the risk networks are exposed to by any user, any device, anywhere. For over a decade, Portnox has been providing satisfied customers worldwide with a complete view of device and network visibility, reducing security risk and improving network control. The Portnox agentless platform is available as cloud-based or on-premises and allows companies to grow, optimize, and evolve its infrastructure while ensuring security and compliance. The company is recognized by Gartner as a pure-play security vendor of network access control solutions and a recipient of the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. Portnox has offices in the U.S. and in Europe. About Interop ITX Interop ITX is the industry’s most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop ITX offers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. For more information, visit interopitx.com. Interop ITX is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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Xponential Growth Solutions is pleased to announce the 2017 Sacramento Fiduciary Summit. The summit is part of the national Retirement Plan Road Show, a series of educational workshops that will bring together both local and national expertise to interact with employers made up of Finance, Human Resources and Benefits executives, as well as Business Owners, Fiduciaries, and Plan Sponsors. Speakers will provide insights to help employers reduce fiduciary risk, identify plan upgrades, and make better decisions that positively impact participants. The summit is hosted by Tony Franchimone of Retirement Benefits Group (RBG) who emphasizes, "RBG is pleased to host the upcoming 2017 Sacramento Fiduciary Summit. This event is geared toward understanding how to navigate the upcoming changes to the retirement plan landscape. We are weeks away from the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary regulations taking effect. Come join us along with various industry experts to get a head start on preparing for the changes." Topics of Discussion: What Every Fiduciary Needs to Know Ask the Experts – Local & National Professional Panel Key Industry Trends Panel Maximizing Participant Outcomes RFP Best Practices DOL Fiduciary Rule Update – How Does It Affect You as a Plan Sponsor? Through The Eyes of a Former Senior DOL Investigator Financial Wellness – Next Generation Solutions What Does Fine Wine Craftsmanship Have in Common with Retirement Plans? And more! The 2017 Sacrmaneto Fiduciary Summit is a stop on the 2017 Retirement Plan Road Show and will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Arden Hills Resort & Spa from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (lunch will be served). The 2017 Sacramento Fiduciary Summit is approved for 3 hours of CPE/CPA credits, HRCI/SPHR general credits, SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs), and is CEBS eligible. Seating is limited and local plan sponsors will receive priority registration. Additional details and registration information can be found on the registration page: About Retirement Benefits Group (RBG) Retirement Benefits Group is led by seven Principals, many of whom have over 20 individual years of experience in the retirement plan consulting industry. The firm was founded on the premise of offering independent retirement plan support and advice, and our specialists have been in business for decades. With affiliate offices throughout the country, RBG continues to spread those values nationwide. Our mandate, the very foundation on which we are built, is simple. People always come first. More than just a philosophy, our people-first approach drives everything we do. For us, it's about knowing your organization inside and out and making a commitment to your success. It means empowering--and motivating--your employees to reach their retirement goals. And it means doing business with the highest personal integrity. About Xponential Growth Solutions: Xponential Growth Solutions (XGS) unites 401(k), 403(b) and retirement plan sponsors with elite resources and exclusive connections. Through research, fiduciary summits, and industry expertise, they help the nation’s retirement plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and trustees evaluate their plan and navigate the retirement plan industry.Working to help America reach their retirement goals one retirement plan at a time, XGS also founded the Retirement Plan Roadshow - a national series of fiduciary educational summits dedicated to human resources, finance and business professionals in charge of America's 401(k), 403(b), and retirement plans.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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Freese has served as a special agent with the FBI since 1996. Prior to his assignment with the information technology branch, he was the director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), one of the seven designated federal cyber centers. There, he was responsible for leading 24 partner agencies and to accomplish the nation's top-tier, domestic cyber mission, through coordinating, integrating, and sharing cyber threat data enabling intelligence and investigative operations worldwide. In previous assignments, Freese directed operational teams, conducting criminal and national security investigations, including international and domestic portfolio management with increasing leadership responsibility in cross-functional areas of both disciplines. Preceding his appointment as director of NCIJTF, he served as FBI assistant special agent in charge, where he was responsible for all cyber, counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations in north Texas. He has extensive experience leading division-level business operations, designing and executing complex financial crime investigations and establishing critical incident response teams at the field office level. About (ISC)2 Security Congress (ISC)² Security Congress will bring together more than 1,500 professionals from around the world for three days of education, best-practice sharing and networking. This year's conference tracks include: Cloud Security; Cyber Crime; Critical Infrastructure; Incident Response & Forensics; Governance, Regulation & Compliance; Identity Access Management; People & Security; Professional Development; Software Assurance/Application Security; Swiss Army Knife; and Threats. (ISC)2 members are eligible for special discounted pricing. Early registration rates are available until July 31. More details are available at congress.isc2.org. About (ISC)2®  (ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 120,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)2, visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.  © 2017 (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CISSP, SSCP, CCSP, CAP, CSSLP, HCISPP, CCFP, ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)², Inc. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fbi-leader-donald-freese-to-keynote-isc2-security-congress-300461794.html


BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Motus, a technology company that is passionate about making WorkLife better for mobile workers and their managers, today announced the latest event in its WorkLife Series, Professional Development for Millennials. Professional development has evolved significantly in the past few years, driven by a growing demand from the Millennial generation. Comprising nearly 50 percent of the workforce today, Millennials believe professional development is a priority, and expect their employers to provide it. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, “on average, employers dedicate 2.7 hours per week to professional development; Millennials would like to see this increase to 4.5 hours per week.” Companies have recognized that providing their Millennial employees with professional development and subsidizing their post-graduate pursuits will attract and retain top-tier talent. “Millennials are eager to learn and grow in their careers. An exciting, structured professional development program makes a good company a great place to work,” explains Matt Heller, Vice President, Culture and Talent Development for Motus. “Combined with exposure to new opportunities, and supported by senior leadership in mentorship roles, professional development is a key area of investment for companies looking to attract and retain talent.” For the spring installment of its WorkLife event series, Motus brings together Millennials in the Boston tech scene with panelists from top professional development programs to discuss emerging trends, debate the value proposition of established programs versus new offerings, and hear about how companies are investing in professional development curriculums to build better teams and grow their businesses. For tickets and more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motus-worklife-event-series-professional-development-tickets-34042155002 Motus is passionate about leveraging technology to make WorkLife better for mobile workers and their managers, so it’s especially committed to creating programs that help its own team members achieve a better WorkLife. These programs encourage Motus employees to WorkSmart by self-managing their own success; WorkHappy by letting their curiosity, bravery and exceptionality shine; and WorkHealthy by staying active. For more information, please visit www.motus.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


SANDY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a 2016 survey, only one in five educators think they are assessed fairly during the evaluation process. To ensure that observations are conducted fairly and consistently, the effective calibration of observers is crucial. Training is essential as well. To provide a one-stop solution for K-12 districts and schools, Performance Matters today announces a new module for its Calibration tool, which includes embedded training in our certification process of being a classroom observer. Created in partnership with Teaching and Learning Solutions, the industry leader in inter-rater reliability research, the Performance Matters Calibration tool helps districts measure observer accuracy and improve inter-rater reliability to create consistency and fairness in educator evaluations. With the new training module, districts can now access new courses designed to teach observers how to conduct evidence-based observations and conversations to promote continuous growth. One course, “Observation Skills for Evidence and Growth-Based Evaluation Models,” is a self-paced course that helps participants hone their observation skills, align evidence to teacher effectiveness criteria, and use quality evidence to frame professional conversations. Another course, “Evidence-Based Conversations,” offers participants interactive tools and activities for self-assessment and the practice of new skills, as well as steps for implementing evidence-based conversations in their own districts. The Calibration tool is part of the Performance Matters Educator Development platform, which also includes integrated solutions for Observation, Evaluation, and Professional Development. The new training module will be released in June. Performance Matters accelerates student success by combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional learning management, performance evaluation and observer calibration. Together these solutions, leveraged with a real-time analytics engine, provide specific, actionable insights that boost student performance and build educator capacity. Performance Matters was formed through the integration of two best-in-class education solution providers: Truenorthlogic, the leader in educator professional growth tools, and Performance Matters, an authority in student assessment and data analytics. For information, visit www.performancematters.com.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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NetBeez, a four-year-old network performance monitoring company, has been named as a finalist for the Best of Interop Award in the Cloud category for their BeezKeeper product. The award recognizes exhibitors at Interop ITX who have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry. Interop ITX is happening May 15-19, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. NetBeez is exhibiting at booth 440. The NetBeez BeezKeeper is a solution that reduces the amount of time network administrators and IT teams invest in identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving performance issues of enterprise infrastructure and cloud applications. The BeezKeeper deploys proactive, end user simulations that deliver real-time data results to the NetBeez dashboard for multi-site administration. “The Best of Interop ITX Awards are an essential facet to our program and we’re excited to welcome such a robust range of innovations as this year’s finalists,” said Meghan Reilly, General Manager, Interop ITX. “The IT industry has experienced, and will continue to experience, rapid change - we’d like to thank these companies for recognizing and acting on those transitions with their valuable contributions. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments as well as announcing winners onsite at our annual event.” The Best of Interop ITX Awards Presentation will take place on May 18. About NetBeez NetBeez, Inc. was founded in 2013 and provides the only fully-scalable network performance monitoring solution designed for network managers interested in early fault detection and quick troubleshooting of complex wide area networks. The system relies on wired, wireless, and virtual sensors that continuously test connectivity and application performance, allowing network problems to be detected before they affect the end-user. This proactive identification and troubleshooting of complex network issues significantly reduces IT's time to resolution. About Interop ITX Interop ITX is the industry’s most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop ITX offers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. For more information, visit interopitx.com. Interop ITX is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries,serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit http://www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.


CoderZ is also now compatible with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 so students can experience how their code is put into action using a robot. LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. CoderZ enables students to program their own cyber-robot while acquiring 21st-century skills. Exciting, built-in gamified missions motivate kids to accomplish challenges to acquire new skills and knowledge. Starting with a friendly drag-and-drop visual editor, kids can progress to code their virtual robot using text-based programming languages, regardless of their prior coding experience. CoderZ is browser-based, meaning that kids can code their cyber-robot anytime, anywhere, inside or outside the classroom, supporting new teaching concepts including flipped classrooms. The learning environment also provides class management tools for teachers, coaches, and mentors, to track each student's progress and activity in real time. Intelitek offers teacher training through Professional Development workshops, specialized STEM webinars, and integrated curriculum materials. CoderZ is delivered with classroom curricula that be used either self-paced or teacher-led. The Product and supporting materials are available both in English and Spanish. The Company is offering a 14-day free trial of its CoderZ learning environment available at goCoderZ.com. CoderZ is a scalable and effective way for every student to experience the world of STEM and robotics to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. This provides an equal opportunity for kids to acquire problem-solving skills and develop computational and critical thinking. About Intelitek Intelitek has been transforming education and bringing robotics into classrooms across the globe through comprehensive technology learning solutions for more than 30 years. The Company's innovative tools and technologies empower instructors and inspire students to improve the world around them. Intelitek's sustainable support and professional development ensure the continued success of educational programs. By helping deliver the competencies needed for in-demand careers, Intelitek is producing results for students, teachers, nations, and economies. CoderZ is available online at goCoderZ.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/intelitek-launches-coderz-announces-compatibility-with-lego-mindstorms-education-ev3-300455141.html


News Article | May 9, 2017
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3CR Global Properties, a 3Chix Realty Company is focused on the increasing needs of informed consumers buying and selling real estate in southeast Louisiana -- The International Association of Real Estate Consultants®(IAREC® ) www.iarec.com, has announced that CJ Johnson, Managing Broker and CEO of 3CR Global Properties, a 3Chix Realty Company,has successfully completed all educational requirements for the Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant® (C-CREC® ) designation. Awarded to real estate professionals who exemplify excellence in real estate consulting, recipients must demonstrate their ability to successfully analyze and address the needs of consumers' in a variety of real estate applications. According to Julie Garton-Good, Founder of the association, "Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultants®are the new breed of real estate professionals. They perform an in-depth analysis of the consumer's needs using an unbiased approach that's devoid of "selling" anything. The C-CREC® can then assist the consumer in reaching the desired results in a tailor-made fashion. We're honored that CJ is a change-master in offering this cutting-edge business model to consumers." CJ Johnson stated. "In the changing face of the real estate business, it's necessary for professionals to expand their knowledge and abilities to offer consumers unbundled, a la carte services via a trusted consultancy approach. The CCREC® designation training is focused on a "Consumer-centered, Results-focused Real Estate Solutions™" approach that will be invaluable for assisting today's savvy real estate consumer."CJ Johnson has 15 years' experience in the real estate industry as an Agent, Broker, and Director of Professional Development for several different companies in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. She has been the Managing Broker and CEO of 3CR Global Properties for five years. CJ is available by appointment at 855-833-2449 or at http://www.myrealestatechick.com


NEW JERSEY, NJ, May 15, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university, and is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) is a sub unit of Rutgers University that is using the OrangeHRM application. Rutgers Division of Continuing studies has selected OrangeHRM to help manage their people and streamline processes. Rosa Salgado-Rodriguez, DoCS HR Director, Rutgers explains 'In the past 4 - 5 years we have grown at a very fast rate, with a geographically disperse workforce, and ever increasing numbers meant aligning goals and objectives across the division became a big challenge. We needed to find a solution quickly to ensure we were all on the same playing field, and align processes across the division. OrangeHRM was the perfect fit in our eyes' Rosa continues "The fact OrangeHRM was able to configure and customize several modules for us was a life saver.. It has reduced several of our administrative tasks and streamlined our processes. Where we saw this change quickly was with the Payroll Module ( approve time for hourly employees); Leave Module (supervisors approving employees absence requests ) and the Professional Development Request modules, (where employees could submit their requests to attend future professional development conferences/workshops) . OrangeHRM was a breeze to use from day 1. Thanks to OrangeHRM we could focus on planning and strategic priorities, and most importantly our people, instead of being weighed down by endless paperwork. '...Our experience with OrangeHRM and their team of people has been unequivocally a positive experience, their attention to detail and quick response to our needs has made our transition to their system seamless. Their knowledge in the education sector meant they understood what our challenges were, and provided intuitive and user friendly solutions. "The project at the Division of Continuing Studies showed us how OrangeHRM was able to help the end users to see their leave and future prorated vacation entitlements on-line without contacting the HR team. " Said Sujee Saparamadu Founder & CEO of OrangeHRM " These type of features have helped Rutgers DoCS HR team to focus more on strategic initiatives than working on operational tasks." Sujee Saparamadu, CEO, OrangeHRM comments 'We are really excited to be working with Rosa and her team at Rutgers DoCS, and look forward to sharing our experience within the Education sector'. Rutgers is currently in the pilot process of their fully configured Performance Management module, which they are currently piloting and due to fully launch by June 2017. About OrangeHRM OrangeHRM offers human resource management software to businesses and organizations around the globe. Launched in 2005, OrangeHRM is the most popular HR management platform in the world. Find out more http://www.orangehrm.com


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., PHOENIX & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced the full agenda for its HR conference, WorkHuman® 2017, May 30-June 1, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. The conference, designed to help HR leaders learn how to create a more human workplace, will feature keynotes from former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, “Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress and comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and LGBTQ rights advocate and actor Chaz Bono, in addition to interactive sessions and educational keynotes and panels from some of the most admired companies and thought leaders in the world. The WorkHuman conference, pioneered by Globoforce, is dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage business and HR leaders to inspire the future of the human workplace through diversity, inclusion, and recognition. The three-day conference will feature five thought-provoking content tracks: The ROI of Social Recognition, The Organization of the Future, The Crowdsourced Enterprise, Your Whole Self, and The Human Visionaries. “A few years ago, we had a vision for an HR conference that would improve the global workplace by making it more human,” said Eric Mosley, CEO and co-founder of Globoforce. “That conference has grown exponentially since its inaugural year and continues to attract the best and brightest stars in our industry. This year is a pinnacle year for WorkHuman, with some of the most influential speakers and highest-profile companies joining our global movement. We are confident it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees – not only altering the way we view the modern workplace, but providing us with ideas and inspiration needed to make it better, more inclusive, and more human.” “You leave WorkHuman with a mission – which is to replicate in your organization what you experience here. My advice is trust us and come. You won't be disappointed.” – Steve Pemberton, global chief diversity officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. "WorkHuman is one of the most important conferences to attend this year for those interested in research-based sustainable positive change." – Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author of “The Happiness Advantage.” "From the speakers to the attendees, WorkHuman consistently gathers together the top minds in bringing out the best in human potential." – Michelle Gielan, best-selling author of “Broadcasting Happiness.” Attendees of the 2017 WorkHuman conference are eligible to earn HRPA, HRCI and SHRM credits. Globoforce is recognized by SHRM to offer 14 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. for this conference. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit www.workhuman.com. About Globoforce Pioneer of the WorkHuman® movement, Globoforce helps make work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Its cloud-based social recognition software combined with a modern values-based approach helps build award-winning cultures where employees feel more appreciated and socially connected at work – driving a sense of belonging and inspiring the entire organization to reach its full potential and achieve business success. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more:

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