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Our lives grow more complex, it seems, by the minute. More things must be accomplished, more places must be visited, and more people must be contacted. The pace of business is accelerating, and the rise of the global economy has brought the far corners of the world within our grasp. The engine of this growth has been the worldwide telecommunications network, and service providers worldwide are responding to this growth by providing more connections to more customers in more ways than ever before. The integration of these vast and complex capabilities involves many technologies, but the most important, and most central to these is the directory. Directories provide basic search and retrieval functions that are critical to nearly every type of modern telecommunications function.
In the late 1970s, the first room-sized liquid-cooled Cray-1 was built, clocking in at 136 MFlops of sustained arithmetic computation. The term supercomputer was coined to described the unprecedented computational capabilities of the machine, and a new generation of computing technology was born. Barely three decades hence, garden-variety handheld smart phones are approaching 50 Mflops, and a high-end desktop computers are typically measured in gigaflops. Such massive increases in power and equally massive decreases in size have given rise to enormous complexity in integrated circuit design, with it’s attendant challenges of manufacturing complexity, heat dissipation, and problem diagnosis. Modern mobile computing exacerbates theses challenges with environmental unpredictability, and the need for consumer ergonomics is frequently at odds with design for manufacturability. The end result: the exploding power and sophistication in consumer-grade electronics has given rise to the need for frequent repairs which can be expensive to correct, and time-consuming to complete.
In telecommunications, the transition to a global economy has become a reality. For business and personal affairs, for public and private communications, our society’s frame of reference is no longer primarily local – it has become international in scope. This represents a dramatic change from even five years ago, and recent world events are accelerating this trend
September in Rochester is the stuff of legend. The sun is resolute, the harvest is rich now, and the high air smells of mischief; a long cool waft of chill that sets the hairs on end, just for a moment, before the old radiant heat returns them to slumber. The year is 1946. George Orwell has just published Animal Farm, Joe Garagiola has finally made it to the show, and deep in the heart of Europe, the silver screens of the first Cannes Film Festival brighten the darkened French boulevards as Europe begins to rebuild after six years of crushing World War.
“PAETEC’s corporate mission is to be the most customer and employee-focused company in every market we serve.”
It’s as if, given a single sentence and five seconds, Jack Baron, PAETEC’s Chief Marketing Officer, wishes only to communicate something of genuine, intrinsic value. And no one knows better just how valuable this sentiment has become at PAETEC. It has come to define a corporate culture, underscore tremendous financial success, and inform every single customer interaction. In a way that most companies can only dream of, PAETEC’s corporate mission statement truly defines the behavior of the company. And Baron understands as well as anyone that behavior is what differentiates PAETEC as a service provider, as an employer, and as a successful business.
There is a certain wisdom that infuses the walls at PAETEC. In the right environment, good people, working together toward a common goal, can accomplish absolutely anything. It has the ring of a platitude, but at PAETEC, it’s the truth. PAETEC’s mission statement has been crafted to create the right environment – a corporate culture that creates and sustains loyalty. Loyalty is the end game – the result of flexibility, recognition, empowerment, and support. Loyalty is the sire of teamwork. It’s the subtext of community relations. Loyalty is the canvas on which corporate profitability is written. PAETEC executives understand that corporate culture cannot be confined within company boundaries. It wafts out of the workplace, affecting families, customers, and the community. And in the final analysis, it affects the bottom line.
The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community-based, non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to empower families in need with data-driven, life-changing strategies designed to support the achievement of self-reliance and self-sufficiency and family stabilization. CUL currently employs approximately 75 staff who are responsible for the delivery of 19 different consumer-based programs.
In early 2010, Bob Evans Restaurants was faced with a serious business challenge: declining restaurant attendance and stagnant revenue growth. Decades of success and a strong nationwide footprint had given the corporation excellent brand recognition and a loyal customer base, but also something of a stale aftertaste. Something new was needed to reinvigorate the brand, bring new customers in the door, and grow revenue.
The United States Air Force is among the largest organizations on Earth. With an annual budget exceeding $170B, it is much larger in revenue terms than the entire military budget of China, with well over half a million civilian and military personal in its employ. The computing and logistics requirements of any organization of this magnitude are enormous. EXCEL has been at the forefront of the USAF’s ongoing efforts to construct and maintain an information technology infrastructure that is capable of serving the needs of the organization, and that demonstrates resilience and robustness far in excess of conventional commercial systems.
Today’s utilities face increasing pressure to maximize the capability of their wireless infrastructure while minimizing operational and developmental costs. Unprecedented uncertainty and business volatility are transforming the landscape in the utility sector, as it becomes newly competitive, profit-oriented, and responsive to a fickle and savvy clientele. The key to developing a successful strategy is to recognize that it is only part of a larger strategy -- one in which modern utilities must reinvent themselves.
Holiday Autos is the world’s largest leisure car rental broker, offering low cost car rentals at over 4000 locations in 40 countries worldwide. They also serve as a broker to partners such as High Street Travel Agents, but the majority of their business today is acquired directly from consumers via the web and their call centre.
This study details performance improvements for the web site of a major financial institution. The web site provides a variety of on-line financial services, including consumer and investment banking, treasury and security services, and financing services. The web site also provides access to a variety of online content for a large distributed network of remote offices worldwide. The web site serves both static and dynamic web pages; content requests are dynamically assembled by a content management system via their application server infrastructure.
Lastminute.com (Nasdaq: LMIN) is Europe's number 1 on-line travel site and the second largest e-tailer in Europe (Amazon.com is #1). The company is based in the U.K. The Web site is also available locally in several other large countries like Sweden, Italy, Germany, Australia, France, Spain, Holland, South Africa, and Japan. Lastminute.com provides easy-to-navigate pages with a wide and discounted selection of holidays, hotels, flights, luxury travel, train tickets, car hire, and travel insurance. When searching for a particular airline ticket you simply enter the starting point, destination, and dates and you will be provided with a list of available routes, airlines and of course the corresponding prices. Lastminute.com also provides a wide selection of hotels at competitive prices. All transactions including ticket purchases and hotel bookings can be completed on-line. In addition to the standard products that are usually offered by major on-line travel sites, Lastminute.com also provides restaurant reservations, tickets to the theatre and to sports events, DVD rentals and even takeaway.
The re-manufacturing of modern electronic components is not for the faint of heart. As sizes diminish, tolerances tighten, complexity accelerates, and the need for world-class processes and equipment becomes critical. Blue Raven Technology is the nation’s leading supplier of re-manufactured, out-of-warranty computer service parts, and we back our service with the best warranty in the industry. With return rates under 1% and single-business day shipping for 95% of ordered parts, Blue Raven is second to none in offering cost-effective, reliable computer components to the aftermarket and customer service technology sectors.
In the high-end repair business, volume matters. Volume brings familiarity, and familiarity encourages accurate diagnosis. Trends appear; patterns emerge. Solutions become routine; errors vanish, and rapid, accurate, low-cost repairs result. For more than 25 years, Blue Raven Technology has led the North American service and repair industry, with volumes in excess of one million parts serviced. Volume also demands rigorous processes and attention to detail; our ISO 9000-compliant processes are engineered for diverse-mix demands, and easily scale from single-digit batches to thousands of pieces from warranty or retail clients.
Breakage is a fact of life in the world of electronics. Modern lifestyles, mobility applications, high-intensity usage profiles and diminishing manufacturing tolerances mean failures throughout the product life cycle. Blue Raven Technology enables competitive manufacturers to plan for aggressive repair contingencies as part of providing first class customer service and the lowest possible cost of manufacture. Our rigorous diverse-mix processes offer extraordinary flexibility for accurate, individualized diagnosis and repair in lots from dozens to thousands of pieces, and we can scale our clean-room operations rapidly to meet market spikes as they materialize.
Your private wireless network is the heart of your organization’s data. Council Rock Enterprises is uniquely positioned to help you design, install, and manage your wireless network. Our engineers are experienced across a broad range of industries with deep skill sets in the latest wireless technologies.
Good morning. My name is Nitkin Thakor, CEO of GeBBS Healthcare Solutions. I want to thank the HBMA for the opportunity to address you this morning. GeBBS has been an HBMA corporate sponsor for ten years now, and we have developed a close relationship and a genuine fondness for this organization and all it does for us in this industry. We have met many of our customers through HBMA, and have developed many personal and professional friendships as a result. So it is a great pleasure to be here to greet you.
Apstrata is entering the cloud computing market with an extremely robust and powerful database and applications platform that is designed to facilitate rapid deployment of applications with minimum infrastructure risk. Apstrata faces formidable competition from the likes of Yahoo and Google, who are already well established in the cloud computing space. Apstrata must therefore win with exceptional technology, and a highly-effective, properly-targeted go-to-market plan.
It is well understood that the practice of healthcare is both an art and a science. The business of healthcare is no different. To be “skilled in the art” of healthcare business operations is itself a science, requiring precision, sophistication, and persistence.
Grid storage is in its infancy with expected annual growth rates of 25% over the next 10 years. Currently, there is no inventory of electricity and storage is key to the financial viability of renewable energy. In order to reach the alternative energy mandate of 20% by 2030, ARPA estimates that $200B+ will need to be invested in grid storage technologies for load shifting of renewable generation. ZAI is focused on grid storage for energy load shifting of wind farm developments.
Designed for utility-scale installation, the EJS series of redox batteries generates consistent high-power output for extended periods of time. All of this is achieved with high levels of efficiency at costs lower than existing technologies. By using uniquely safe redox technology, simple and cost effective storage systems are available for as low as $150 per KW-Hr. All chemicals used are non-toxic, sewerable. Temperature control is achieved using forced-air temperature management.
The successful 26-year history of Blue Raven Technology, Inc. is virtually synonymous with the personal computing industry itself. Founded in 1985, a scant four years after the introduction of the IBM 5150, and only a single year after the Apple Macintosh, Blue Raven can claim one of the longest and most successful business trajectories in the history of the computer repair industry.
PAETEC Communications represents a new breed of extraordinary customer-focused solutions for the telecommunications industry. From basic telephony to sophisticated convergent voice and data solutions, PAETEC has prospered because of our single-minded dedication to providing the finest customer service in the industry.
Varetis Communications finds itself in the unique position of being able to offer highly technically competitive products to a market in which the market leader has recently exited the business in North America. This is an unusual opportunity. Image management, brand management, and marketing communications are the mainstays of corporate success in North America; Varetis will be required to engage each of these disciplines in ways that may be unique to North America, and therefore somewhat unfamiliar to any European company with limited presence and experience in North American marketing. This paper is intended to outline specific steps for such an engagement, and to provide recommendations for methods and techniques to do so.
Beyond simple Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint capabilities, Viper can be configured to act as a wireless repeater, a wireless bridge, or as a wireless router. As a repeater, the Viper will accept incoming traffic and retransmit it without change. This effectively extends the range of a wireless network. As a bridge, Viper will perform a similar retransmission function, with the additional capability to accept incoming transmissions using one protocol, and retransmit them using a different protocol. Finally, Viper can act as a highly sophisticated router, in which the retransmission of the incoming signal can be performed selectively to different target destinations, based an a variety of criteria. Among other things, Viper’s router functionality permits the creation of dynamic multi-hop Store and Forward network topologies.
Each one of us benefits from wireless technology every day. Many of these benefits are obviouss: wireless mobile handsets, network television, set-top satellite communications...the list is long and integral to modern society. But each one of us benefits in less obvious ways as well. Wireless technologies that support our modern infrastructure are not immediately evident to the consumer, perhaps, but they are no less important. Backhaul networks, public safety and first responder support, and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications all serve the technologies that directly serve us. And they are undergoing a transformation every bit as radical and aggressive as the wireless smartphone.
As the size and complexity of any wireless network grows, the ability to centrally manage the network becomes paramount. Calamp answers this requirement with Airboss, the industry’s most powerful and sophisticated private network management system. Airboss provides an intuitive, continuous and rich graphical view to the health of any service-affecting network-attached device, including a wide array of customizable alarms, trends and reports. Airboss is founded on the InduSoft Web Studio Software Suite, and can function as a either a stand-alone or web-based NMS, providing highly-detailed monitoring and management services for both wired and wireless devices, and offering both reactive and proactive management capabilities for optimal network tuning and performance. Airboss is based upon open standard architectures and protocols, and provides for maximum interoperability for both existing infrastructure and greenfield installations. Airboss answers the most demanding requirements for intuitive, accurate visualization of network devices and topologies, and provides cost-effective optimization and management capabilities for the enterprise-wide management of thousands of devices.
Two new security standards have recently entered the wireless networking industry: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and 802.11i. These new options strengthen and/or replace the existing Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) specification, and solve some of today’s security issues. But there are still serious security issues that are not addressed by the standards.
It is exceedingly rare that radio frequency (RF) interference can be eliminated or avoided. Left unchecked, RF interference will greatly decrease the effective throughput of wireless communications. This poses a problem, because in addressing the interference challenge, responsible radio manufacturers realize that one must choose a proper balance between speed and robust RF communications. A less-than-responsible approach would maximize user throughput without taking the necessary precautions and implementing the necessary features to provide robust RF communications. Interference mitigation features, by contrast, can reduce the impact of interference in RF communications. Microwave Data Systems, Inc. (MDS) has deployed hundreds of thousands of radios globally with features that assist in mitigating interference.
Modern organizations of all sizes share common requirements for information technology – the efficient, rapid, secure delivery of applications, files, and content to end users. As these organizations expand, network efficiency naturally emerges as a basic requirement for students, employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. Infrastructure must scale easily to meet peak demands, and costs must be contained. Sluggish networks and poor performance can kill productivity and frustrate network users.
In simplest form, the job of a cache – any cache - is to move data closer to the user. ‘Closeness’ in this case is temporal, rather than physical; it is a measure of time, not of distance. Caches seek to reduce the amount of time that elapses been a request and a response.
Caches are everywhere. Your computer has a memory cache. Your browser has a data cache. Your ATM has a cash cache. The list is endless; caches are a common feature of modern society. Warp Solutions has simply applied the caching model to the complex latency problems that are inherent in modern networking technologies.
All data has an inherent life span; the length of this span is generally referred to as the persistenceof the data. By convention, more persistent data is referred to as staticcontent; less persistent data is called dynamic content. In the real world, however, data persistence exists on a continuum; the distinction between ‘static’ or ‘dynamic’ designations, while not entirely arbitrary, is nevertheless flexible, and dependent upon the business, industry – even the specific network in question.
The explosive growth of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) traffic on both public and enterprise networks around the globe has introduced new challenges for network service providers. P2P traffic represents an increasingly dominant percentage of worldwide data network traffic, and traditional methods of network optimization, which are based on HTTP protocols, are not well suited or even applicable to the alternate protocols used for P2P traffic. As networks become increasingly saturated with traffic that cannot be cached, operational expenses increase, and network performance plummets.
As part of ongoing efforts to upgrade and improve the state of North American Directory Assistance technology, varetis is pleased to announce a new generation of Voice Store and Forward (VS&F) technology, available as part of our Automated Directory Inquiry System (ADIS), the world’s most advanced and robust directory automation solution.