Biometrics firm SmilePass partners with Nigeria’s Kwara State to launch ‘selfie’-driven healthcare

The Universal Health Insurance Program that will bring primary medical care to the rural state’s 3 million citizens at the flash of a face.

I’m sure it will be life-changing for many families and it is also fantastic to see our biometric technology used for socially impactful schemes.”

— Grant Crow, CEO, SmilePass

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Biometrics platform SmilePass have partnered with Kwara State in Nigeria to launch a Universal Health Insurance Program that will bring primary medical care to the rural state’s 3 million citizens at the flash of a face.

Nigeria’s population numbers 186 million citizens, many of whom live in rural environments and so access to quality primary healthcare can be challenging. But it is a challenge that is now being tackled in Kwara State with facial recognition “selfie” technology.

The objective of the program, launched yesterday, is to provide Kwara State citizens with affordable primary healthcare: when citizens register, the state will cover 70% of the healthcare costs. Citizens simply have to take a selfie on their phone which will match their face to their registered medical record — proving their eligibility and opening up their access to healthcare.

Several trials of fingerprint recognition technology have been attempted however in rural areas the worn fingers of the largely agricultural population meant that the devices failed to accurately recognise people.

The state then turned to SmilePass for its reliable facial recognition technology.

SmilePass CEO Grant Crow, said: “It has been a fascinating and rewarding program to work on. When Kwara State realised that fingerprint reading technology was not effective — they approached us to help implement our facial recognition technology.”

All 80,000 state employees are now registered and trained field workers are poised to register a further 500,000 citizens over the next 90 days in the scheme. Fieldworkers will capture citizens’ biographical details as well as their facial recognition “selfies” which will be registered in the database.

“We were thrilled to learn that Kwara State wants every citizen to be covered by the healthcare program — I’m sure it will be life-changing for many families and it is also fantastic to see our biometric technology used for socially impactful schemes,” Crow added.

The benefits for the state are clear: allowing citizens access to essential care to improve their health will help to reduce poverty and potentially increase productivity. Kwara State’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture and a healthier population could mean stronger economic benefits for all.

Kwara State has created a specific agency to manage the healthcare program — the Kwara Health Insurance Agency — as well as setting up an insurance fund for the program.

The project was launched with the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, and is part-sponsored by the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.

In 2016, Nigeria was ranked 187th out of 200 countries for healthcare quality as well as very low on a number of common health indicators such as expected lifespan and mortality rates at birth.

Healthcare funding by private out-of-pocket payments is unaffordable to many Nigerians, but biometric technology can now play a part in democratising the system and bring healthcare and hope to millions.

About SmilePass
SmilePass uses ground-breaking biometric solutions to manage identification and authentication across the customer journey – controlling the impact of fraud, social engineering and theft. Re-launched in 2018, SmilePass is based in London. The SmilePass flexible platform works with companies all over the world to build secure and trusted communities. For more information visit https://smile-pass.com/ or contact info@smile-pass.com

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Crux Labs deploys its unique telecom solution for VWO – Diabetes Singapore

DS Jurong Centre

DS Jurong Centre

Overall DS setup layout

Overall DS setup layout

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Crux Labs

Crux solution enhances collaboration and provides better access to patients and induces reduction in monthly telecom rental and call charges by over 30 percent

Crux turned out to be the most cost-effective solution as well as easy to install and configure. Its functionality is far outstanding and there is no comparable product in the market.”

— Venkatesh Narasiah, Executive Director, Diabetes Singapore

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, July 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crux Labs, a start-up headquartered in Singapore, announced the successful deployment of their telecom product, Crux LX, at Diabetes Singapore (DS), a non-profit organization affiliated to International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). DS now has a common communication platform between its centers, mobile van and remote staff, that improves their reach, provides seamless access and delivers an improved experience to their patients and channel partners.

Diabetes is a long-term illness and according to industry estimates, in Singapore, one out of nine people aged 18 to 69 has diabetes. Diabetics are required to make lifestyle changes and continued health monitoring to manage the illness and lead a healthy life, for which DS ties up with hospitals and clinics to help their patients effectively manage diabetes. As a Voluntary Welfare Organization (VWO), DS lacked distribution capability through a common telephony platform for patients to access its services seamlessly across Singapore. Increasing awareness and demand required DS to expand its outreach, while at the same time reduce their operating costs. The current communication system at various DS centers operated in isolation and did not allow cross-location collaboration. This prevented DS from providing patients a comprehensive view of its offerings across all of their locations. In short, DS needed to scale up their telephony and improve operational efficiency in order to deliver consistent, uninterrupted services in a cost effective, secure and compliant manner.

SMBs like DS require cost-effective collaboration solution that can facilitate easier communication and better connect but does not burden them with a need for an inhouse IT team or create expensive vendor dependencies to manage such a solution. However, unified communication solutions involve either a high cost of acquisition or high monthly rentals with incremental feature cost. Hence, the involved complexity and costs make such solutions unattractive for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB).

Crux LX not only simplifies the consumption of this complex technology, without comprising functionality – such that it is as simple as configuring a wireless router, but is also the most cost-effective solution, cheaper than cloud-based PBX service providers.

“I had a very specific need for a telephony system for my organization. The only available solution was Crux LX. It turned out to be the most cost-effective solution as well as easy to install and configure. Its functionality is far outstanding and there is no comparable product in the market. It has significantly enabled us to increase our distribution reach.”, said Venkatesh Narasiah, Executive Director, Diabetes Singapore. Adding further, he said “With Crux LX solution, the staff just punches in 3-digit numbers to call colleagues across our locations without incurring any call costs. I am also able to stay connected to my office lines even when I am at home in evenings. This has not only enabled better collaboration across our centers but also helped us reduce monthly telecom rental and call charges by over 30%”.

“Even in current digital age, 47 percent of on-premise communication systems sold every year, continue to be based on old analog technology, that lack collaboration features, sold largely to SMB – ie. companies with less than 100 users. We are very happy that we were entrusted with the opportunity to serve Diabetes Singapore. Through this deployment, our product is touching the lives of many in Singapore. It is very satisfying to see DS draw benefits from using our product.”, said Rohit Gupta, Founder, Crux Labs. He added that, “DS is the first VWO that we have worked with to deploy Crux LX. We now understand the challenges and considerations of VWOs much better. We are looking forward to working with more non-profit organizations to help them break out of the lock in with old technology and reduce their expenses.”.

About Crux Labs
Crux Labs is a Singapore-based technology startup focused on building IT products that simplify technology, in an innovative yet cost effective way, using open-source software and hardware. Crux Labs’ first product, Crux LX, is an effective alternative to complex and expensive telephony. This makes it an ideal choice for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) globally. In January 2018, Crux LX became one of the 26 successful hardware-based crowd-funded ideas on Kickstarter from Singapore, and one of the very few in B2B segment.

About Diabetes Singapore
Diabetes Singapore’s mission is to raise awareness and to provide education, counselling and support to people with diabetes, their families and the community in order to empower them to lead a healthy and productive life.

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Crux LX – The alternative to complex and expensive telephony


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Cross industry executives offer insights on adopting innovation to drive cost optimisation and process excellence

The most influential industry voices shaping business and process improvements will meet at the OPEX Forum to be held from 17-19 September 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The two-day event will address why companies need to constantly improve their operations and processes to transform business operations to deliver more efficient results.

“Continually re-engineering processes to stay lean and get rid of the legacy is what keep organisation agile and competitive.” Stacey Alioto, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

HSBC Bank Middle East COO will give an exclusive talk on how organisations are changing the culture and adapting to dynamic nature of today’s business landscape at the Forum.

Other distinguished speakers include:

• Dr. Ahmad Al-Nuseirat, Coordinator General, Dubai Government Excellence Program, UAE
• Dr. Ayesha Almutawa, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE
• Michelle Wu, Chief Information Officer, GE Power Services, Africa, India, Middle East, China & APAC
• Dr. Karsten Eller, Chief Operating Officer, Beckers Group, Germany
• Girish Jandhyala, Global Lean Manager, Volvo Group, USA
• Steve Snowdon, Head of Lean, Mashreq Bank, UAE
• Angad Singh, Director of Business Excellence, Fetchr, UAE
• Sameer Rane, Sales Operations and Strategy Manager, Nordics and Benelux, Google, Ireland
• Zubair Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, Emirates Islamic, UAE
• Zarrar Khan, Chief Technology Officer, VIVA Kuwait
• Ian Ohan, Founder and CEO, Freedom Pizza, UAE
• Ali Al Jassim, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad ESCO, UAE
• Ajay Rathi, Senior Director, Information Technology, Meraas, UAE
• Huned Ujjainwala, Vice President Operations GE, UAE
• Shahid Ahmed Osmani, Senior Consultant IT Unit, The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, UAE
• Zoeb A Madraswala, Vice President, Operations and Change, Abu Dhabi Finance, UAE
• Dr. Mazin Gadir, Senior Consultant and Advisor, The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority
• Hans Christensen, Director, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), Department of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
• Gagan Porrwal, General Manager, Sales Operations, Growth Campaigns & Market Intelligence
• GE, Middle East, India & Africa

The Operation Excellence Forum will include accelerator and innovative hubs visit, one-to-one mentoring nooks, and interactive discussion groups.

Find the full programme, speaker list and registration form at https://bit.ly/2Lb6mJp, call +971 4 364 2975 or email enquiry@iqpc.ae.

ENDS –

Media contact: Michelle Petiza, +971 4 374 8283, michelle.petiza@iqpc.ae or visit https://bit.ly/2Lb6mJp

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Intrepid Response is Now FirstNet Certified and Available in the FirstNet App Catalog for First Responder Users

Intrepid Networks’ situational awareness application, Response, answers the call for supporting the critical operational needs of public safety agencies.

FirstNet certification for Response reinforces our commitment to provide purpose-built, robust and secure applications for public safety that are ready and available when they need them most”

— Britt Kane, CEO of Intrepid Networks

ORLANDO , FLORIDA , UNITED STATES , July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ORLANDO, Fla., June 11, 2018 – Intrepid Networks, the industry leader in public safety mobile situational awareness and communication applications, today announced its acclaimed Response mobile app is now FirstNet Certified and available in the FirstNet App Catalog for FirstNet users across the United States.

“Intrepid Response has been vetted and implemented by numerous public safety organizations,” said Britt Kane, CEO of Intrepid Networks. “FirstNet certification for Response reinforces our commitment to provide purpose-built, robust and secure applications for public safety that are ready and available when they need them most.”

First responders risk their lives and health for the communities they serve. When they need to understand the scene quickly, a situational awareness system is necessary to provide real-time geospatial data, emergency notifications and rapid multimedia sharing for resource management, team collaboration, and incident management. Response is a mission-critical solution that’s secure and reliable for first responders that can quickly integrate their communications with internal personnel as well as outside agencies.

Intrepid Response application is a simple to use situational awareness solution that provides real-time location data on a feature-rich map and rapid media sharing amongst team members all in one tool. Response is invaluable for any dynamic operation when all the field and supervisory users must be aligned on a single electronic common operating picture. Intrepid Response is available on both web browser and native mobile smart device clients.

The FirstNet Certified designation is limited to app providers who meet relevancy, security and data privacy requirements and demonstrate their commitment to meeting additional acceptance criteria related to higher (99.99%) availability, app resiliency and scalability. The designation communicates the app’s ability to support operationally critical needs and can be used to help public safety agencies make informed decisions about which apps to select and recommend. Certified apps are included in the FirstNet App Catalog which is available to FirstNet users.

FirstNet is the nationwide broadband platform dedicated to public safety. It is a dedicated LTE communications ecosystem complete with devices and apps to help first responders in every state and territory with their lifesaving mission. Being built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is enabling a much-needed technology upgrade to first responders’ communications capabilities.

FirstNet will help law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical service crews and other emergency responders stay connected to the information they need to help keep themselves and their communities safe and secure. It gives first responders the tools and reliability they need to communicate and share information every day and in every emergency, – regardless of crowd size or network traffic. To learn more about FirstNet, go to FirstNet.com.

Company: Intrepid Networks’ mission is to provide critical operational support to both government and commercial organizations so that team members can instantaneously communicate, collaborate, and coordinate their operations utilizing low-cost, easy-to-use and simple to deploy web and mobile applications. The Intrepid Suite empowers your organization to eliminate mistakes and enhance processes to perform at the highest operational potential.

Testimonials: “Radio traffic was reduced by 80%, and we were able to dispatch teams exponentially faster than ever before while using Intrepid Response.”

By, Houston Metro Cypress Creek Communications Supervisor

http://intrepid-networks.com/

Bruce Dowlen
Intrepid Networks
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Globa Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Size in Revenue & Shipment Units Across Form Factors | Analysis By Arizton

Global Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Growth, Analysis 2023

Global Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Growth, Analysis 2023

Global Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Growth Analysis 2023

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Global Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Share and Segment Analysis 2023

Global Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Share and Segment Analysis 2023

Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Trends 2023

Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Trends 2023

Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Segments 2023

Consumer NAS and SMB NAS Market Segments 2023

The global consumer and SMB NAS market is estimated to reach values of around $12 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of more than 9% during 2017-2023.

The growing demand for economical options for storage is one of the primary factors contributing to the growth of the global consumer and SMB NAS market.”

— Harry, Sr. Consultant

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arizton’s recent market research report on the global consumer NAS and SMB NAS market provides comprehensive industry analysis, trend forecasts, and competitive analysis. The research study segments the market by end-user (consumer, SOHO, SMBs, and SMEs), by form factor (1-Bay, 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 5-Bay, and 6-Bay to 12-Bay), by geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA), and offers detailed competitive analysis.

Consumer and SMB NAS Market – Overview

Businesses were looking for safe and secure transfer of file-level data which led to the introduction of network attached storage (NAS) over two decades ago in the global market. The growing need for end-users to store huge amount of data at a reduced cost compared to cloud-based storage is propelling the growth of the consumer and SMB NAS market. These innovative services provide remote access to data storage through internet or LAN connectivity at home and help small-scale business to access information at marginal costs in the global market. The vendors are offering multiple features with modern appliances that simplify user interaction with these devices at an affordable cost with higher reliability and security. The launch of such storage solutions will augment the development of the global market. The network attached storage drive vendors are focusing on innovation to improve the capacity of HDD and increase the usage of solid state drive (SSDs) for accelerated performance in various appliances in the global market. The companies are offering these advanced products through retail channels with diskless systems at an affordable cost that ranges based on form factors i.e., 1-bay to 12-bay to gain a larger market share. Each bay in these systems will accommodate one HDD of up to 12 TB. The reduced cost of these drives is expected to enable vendors to offer affordable solutions for end-users in the consumer and SMB NAS market.

The proliferation of internet connectivity is resulting in the use of various devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and desktop thereby, leading the growth of both personal and business data across end-user segments in the global market. The introduction of new devices that enable user-friendly storing, accessing, and sharing of files among end-users at an affordable cost will boost the demand for these appliances in the global market. The global consumer and SMB NAS market is estimated to reach values of around $12 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of more than 9% during 2017-2023. The report also includes market size in terms of shipment units across various form factors during the forecast period.

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The global consumer and SMB NAS market is divided into three major segments that includes end-user, form factor, and geography.

Consumer segment to grow at a considerable CAGR in the global consumer SMB NAS market during forecast period

The global consumer and SMB NAS market by end-users is segmented into consumer, SOHO, SMBs, and SMEs. Consumer segment dominated a significant market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The increasing number of announcement of new consumer range NAS appliances by several vendors at low costs will propel the growth of this segment in the global market. The declining ASP of 2-bay and 4-bay products is encouraging consumers to adopt these products in the global consumer and SMB NAS market. The end-users are procuring NAS appliance with high performance processors (4 core) and DRAM capacity of over 1 GB which is driving the demand for superior systems in the global consumer and SMB NAS market. For instance, WD 4TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra diskless appliance will cost around $155 and Synology 2-bay diskless appliance will cost around $180 and with 4 TB hard drive it cost around $300 in the global market. The growing demand for economical options for storage is one of the primary factors contributing to the growth of the global consumer and SMB NAS market.

6-Bay to 12-Bay Segment to grow the fastest in the global consumer SMB NAS market during forecast period

The form factor segment in the global consumer and SMB NAS market is classified into 1-Bay, 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 5-Bay, and 6-Bay to 12-Bay. 6-Bay to 12-Bay occupied a considerable market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of around 16% during forecast period. The increasing availability of diskless systems that can equip up to to 12 HDD of capacity ranging from 750 Gb to 12 TB HDD, with total capacity of up to 144 TB, with 12, 12TB HDDs will propel the growth of this segment in the global consumer and SMB NAS market. Companies such as Synology, NETGEAR, and QNAP are the leading vendors operating in this segment in the global market. 6-Bay to 12 Bay systems are designed to offer high performance support for operations such as virtualization, real time disaster recovery, and multiple SSD cache ports for IO accelerations. Furthermore, organizations such as Dell Technologies are also involved in offering small business NAS appliances with at least 1 TB of storage capacity at a cost of less than $8,000. These initiatives will augment the demand in this segment in the global consumer and SMB NAS market.

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APAC to grow at a significant CAGR in the global consumer SMB NAS market during forecast period

The global consumer and SMB NAS market by geography is classified into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA. APAC dominated a portion of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of more than 10% during the forecast period. The growing awareness about NAS storage across countries such as China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia will result in the evolution of the APAC region in the global market. SOHO, SMB and SMEs are the largest end-users in the APAC market. The vendors have high opportunities of 2-bay and 4-bay among SMBs and SMEs for use in the enterprise office environment to share files among the users in the APAC consumer and SMB NAS market. The exponential growth of business data, the need to store data, and affordability of these devices and rising number of self-employment opportunities is propelling the need for advanced storage applications in the APAC consumer and SMB market. The adoption of home automation and smart home appliance across China will have a positive impact on the overall development of the market in this region.

Deployment of the new data center in Canada to propel the development of the global consumer and SMB NAS market

The global consumer and SMB NAS market by geography is divided into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA. North America controlled almost half of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. The presence of multiple SMEs who are colocating spaces in the data center and are focusing procuring infrastructure within their budget to strengthen every aspect of their business operations will augment the growth of the market in North America. The US and Canada are the largest revenues generators in the North America consumer and SMB NAS market. The increasing investment in video analytics and installation of high-resolution cameras is propelling the demand for these applications in the North American market. The growing storage need for personal data, home automation, and video surveillance data by end-users in North America will boost the adoption of network attached storage in the market.

Key Countries Profiled
The key countries profiled in the report are:

US
UK
China
Japan

Key Vendor Analysis

The continuous innovations by vendors in the global consumer and SMB NAS market is resulting in a larger portfolio of systems available to end-users. The top players are offering solutions designed to meet requirements of consumers to share files, stream media, use remote access, and for data backup in the global market. The increasing focus on continuous innovation and variety of solutions targeting every storage need is intensifying the competition in the global consumer and SMB NAS market. The launch of products with the superior internal configuration such as latest processors and DRAM technology along with support for multiple virtual machines and SSD cache in NAS will help vendors gain a larger market share during the forecast period.

The major vendors in the global market are:

Apple
Buffalo Technology
NETGEAR
QNAP Systems
Seagate
Synology
Western Digital Corporation

Other prominent vendors include Asustor, Dell Technologies, D-Link, Drobo, FreeNAS, Infortrend Technology, Promise Technology, Toshiba, Thecus Technology, and ZYXEL Communications.

The complete overview of the latest market research report on global consumer and SMB NAS market by Arizton is now available.

The report also offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and also provides the market size and forecast for major geographical regions and key countries.

Read report details: https://www.arizton.com/market-reports/global-consumer-and-smb-nas-market

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Stenomask could have saved Scott Pruitt his job and American taxpayers $43,000.00!

Industry best noise cancelling, speech recognition microphone

Pocket sized sound-booth

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yes, that’s right, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt spent $43,000 taxpayer dollars on a private sound booth for his office, complete with silenced ventilation and "noise-lock" paneling to keep conversations from being overheard. Subsequently he lost his job. Had he only known about Stenomask.

Stenomask works precisely the same way as the world’s premiere sound booths except in pocket-sized form and at a fraction of the price. Stenomask guarantees absolute voice privacy and a crystal-clear sound signal while simultaneously eliminating all background noise. It includes silenced ventilation and noise lock paneling identical to Mr. Pruitt's full sized booth and is compatible with all modern devices including computers, smartphones and tablets. Wherever there is a microphone input, you can use Stenomask.

Don’t be a Pruitt, save yourself a bundle, keep your job and talk privately anywhere you want.

For more information visit talktech.com

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InnoVacient Awarded Exclusive Contract To Provide Operations And Support For Saudi Arabia's Largest Innovation Hub

Multi-Year Contract for educational and operational support programs at InspireU, the Kingdom's Largest Technology Incubator/Accelerator and Innovation Hub

We are extremely thrilled to work with InspireU and positively impact the innovation and economic development capabilities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the broader Middle East.”

— Kenneth Ferderer

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — InnoVacient, a leading advisory firm specializing in business transformation through technology innovation, has been awarded an exclusive multi-year contract to provide operational support activities for the InspireU Innovation Hub located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The scope of the contract includes the design of specialized programs and educational content that will help develop and facilitate the growth of entrepreneurs and technology startups within InspireU and across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

InspireU is the dedicated innovation arm of STC, the Kingdom’s largest telecom company, and is the most successful and recognizable incubator/accelerator for technology startups in the region. InspireU is also one of the first entrepreneurial initiatives created in support of Saudi’s “Vision 2030”, a 15-year plan to completely transform the economy of Saudi Arabia, that was launched in May 2016. The fundamental goal of InspireU is to provide education, mentorship and support for technology-centric business startups that will ultimately help drive new economic growth and create high-tech job opportunities across the Kingdom.

In 2016, InnoVacient helped design the operational framework for InspireU and, with this contract, will build on that foundation to create the most advanced curriculum for technology entrepreneurship. Feras Alheraish, Section Manager for Digital Innovation at STC and head of InspireU, “We are extremely excited to be working with the InnoVacient team again and have them here in Riyadh providing operational support, mentorship and training for the startups and innovation assets within InspireU”.

InnoVacient has a proven history delivering technology and innovation centers-of-excellence, incubators and accelerators for corporate clients and governments around the world and is excited to participate in this key transformational initiative by providing guidance, expertise and our turn-key Innovation models, to a nation focused on economic transformation through technology innovation.

Kenneth Ferderer, Founder and Managing Partner of InnoVacient on the announcement, “We are extremely thrilled about the opportunity to continue our work with the InspireU team and for the chance to positively impact the innovation and economic development capabilities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the broader Middle East.”

About InnoVacient
InnoVacient is an experienced advisory firm and recognized leader in Strategic Transformation services for business transformation through technology innovation. At InnoVacient, we help clients envision, prepare for, and capture future opportunity using our acclaimed DIRECTED TRANSFORMATION FRAMEWORK™. The InnoVacient team has successfully collaborated with governments, states, non-profits, global Fortune-500 companies and startup clients around the world and across all industries. Visit www.innovacient.com or email info@innovacient.com for more information.

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Crux Labs telephony powers Diabetes Singapore’s Education & Care Centres

Overall DS setup layout

Overall DS setup layout

Crux Labs’ solution reduces telecom rental and call charges by over 30 percent
Crux LX enables collaboration between DS centres and improves patient experience

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Home-grown startup Crux Labs, announced the successful deployment of their telecom product, Crux LX, at Diabetes Singapore (DS). A palm-sized smart device, Crux LX is able to unify communication across voicemails, landlines and mobile devices anywhere. Just one powerful product enables organisations like DS to manage up to 250 users and 20 concurrent calls, making their communication system easy to use and cost-efficient, while providing an improved experience to their patients and channel partners.

Diabetes Singapore is a non-profit organization and a Voluntary Welfare Organization (VWO) that has 3 centres and a mobile van. Diabetes is a long-term illness and according to industry estimates, in Singapore, one out of nine people aged 18 to 69 are diabetic. DS aims to increase awareness of its programs and expand its outreach, while at the same time reduce their operating costs. The communication system at various DS centers operated in isolation and did not allow cross-location collaboration. This prevented DS from providing patients a comprehensive view of its offerings across all of their locations.

Crux LX as a solution has now given a common communication platform between DS centres, mobile van and remote staff, that improves their reach, provides seamless access and delivers an improved experience to their patients and channel partners.

Small and medium sized businesses like DS require cost-effective collaboration solutions that can facilitate easier communication and better connection internally and with customers but does not burden them with a need for an inhouse IT team or create expensive vendor dependencies to manage such a solution. Current unified communication solutions involve either a high cost of acquisition or high monthly rentals with incremental feature cost. Hence, the involved complexity and costs make such solutions unattractive for SMBs .

Crux LX simplifies the consumption of this complex technology, without comprising functionality – such that it is as simple as configuring a wireless router, but is also the most cost-effective solution, cheaper than cloud-based PBX service providers.

“I had a very specific need for a telephony system for my organization. The only available solution was Crux LX. It turned out to be the most cost-effective solution as well as easy to install and configure. Its functionality is far outstanding and there is no comparable product in the market. It has significantly enabled us to increase our distribution reach.”, said Venkatesh Narasiah, Executive Director, Diabetes Singapore. Adding further, he said “With the Crux LX solution, our staff just punches in 3-digit numbers to call colleagues across our locations without incurring any call costs. I am also able to stay connected to my office lines even when I am at home in evenings. This has not only enabled better collaboration across our centers but also helped us reduce monthly telecom rental and call charges by over 30%”.

Working with a VWO such as DS has given Crux Labs founder Rohit Gupta a deeper understanding of the challenges and considerations they face. He says “It is a shame that even in current digital age, 47 percent of on-premise communication systems sold every year, continue to be based on old analog technology and that lack collaboration features. They are sold largely to SMBs. We are very happy that we were entrusted with the opportunity to serve Diabetes Singapore. Through this deployment, our product is touching the lives of many in Singapore. It is very satisfying to see DS draw benefits from using our product.”.

About Crux Labs
Crux Labs is a Singapore-based technology startup focused on building IT products that simplify technology, in an innovative yet cost effective way, using open-source software and hardware. Crux Labs’ first product, Crux LX, is an effective alternative to complex and expensive telephony. This makes it an ideal choice for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) globally. In January 2018, Crux LX became one of the 26 successful hardware-based crowd-funded ideas on Kickstarter from Singapore, and one of the very few in B2B segment. Book an appointment with us to learn more.

About Diabetes Singapore
Diabetes Singapore’s mission is to raise awareness and to provide education, counselling and support to people with diabetes, their families and the community in order to empower them to lead a healthy and productive life.

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Sureline Systems Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Member

As Oracle Cloud has become a leading enterprise Public Cloud, it is important for us to make it a first-tier target in our product line.”

— George Symons, COO, Sureline Systems

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sureline Systems, a leader in enterprise-class on-premises, remote and cloud, physical and virtual server Migration and Disaster Recovery solutions, today announced that it has become an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Gold level member. As a Gold level member, Sureline Systems, Inc. is delivering their patented and award-winning SUREedge® Migrator solution as part of their continued investment in the Oracle ecosystem. Deploying this innovative solution delivers the ability to migrate existing virtual or physical servers and their data to the Oracle Cloud with automated transformations. SUREedge Migrator can be used to migrate a few to hundreds of servers leveraging a migration planner to develop an end-to-end plan that automates the overall migration process.

Sureline’s SUREedge Migrator solution supports enterprise-level customers by leveraging its automated transformation technology to migrate from any source to dissimilar operating environments such as Oracle Cloud. As a Gold level member of OPN, customers will benefit from the specialization in migrating legacy workloads to public clouds and delivering a fully scalable, highly secure and automated solution.

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“We are very excited to join this prestigious network of world-class Oracle partners,” said George Symons, COO, Sureline Systems. “As Oracle Cloud has become a leading enterprise Public Cloud, it is important for us to make it a first-tier target in our product line.”

As a Gold level member, Sureline Systems, Inc. receives the benefit of being able to start developing specializations that will allow them to grow their business, increase their expertise, reach higher levels of customer retention, and create differentiation in the marketplace. Gold members also become eligible to resell all Oracle Technology products and can apply to resell Oracle Applications and Industry Solutions. In addition, they receive access to My-Oracle Support to support development, demonstration, and integration licenses only, discounts on training, limited free assessment/exam vouchers, reduced rates on the purchase of Oracle licenses for internal use, discounts on advances customer services and more. For more information about the benefits of becoming an OPN Gold level partner, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/index.htm

About Sureline Systems
Sureline's patented, award winning SUREedge® is a proven enterprise-class software solution for Cloud Migration, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datacenter Consolidation and Application Mobility. SUREedge reduces risk through encrypted and efficient data transmission, and reliable transformation of the entire application, its data and interdependencies from source server to the target server virtualization or Cloud. It is easy-to- deploy and manage through a single UI, with automated discovery, no agents to install, and is completely non-disruptive. SUREedge is source and destination agnostic working to/from any physical server, any hypervisor (including hyperconverged infrastructures), any cloud, and any storage. Customers worldwide trust SUREedge to meet their workload migration, disaster recovery and application mobility objectives. Sureline is headquartered in San Jose, CA., and its products and services are available through a global network of VARs and technology service providers.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Douglas W. Gruehl
Sureline Systems Inc
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Source: EIN Presswire

GuardianCoin Inc. assists EOS and Block Producers Identify and Overcome Security Vulnerabilities from Testnet to MainNet

GuardianCoin Inc. uses GuardianCoin Network Overwatch to assist EOSIO Block Producers Identify and Overcome Security Vulnerabilities from Testnet to MainNet

Without claiming bug bounties, the GuardianCoin team helped make the EOS Mainnet launch with much more secure than the community may realize.”

— David Moss, formerly Senior Vice President, Tech Operations at Block.One.

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, July 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Guardian Coin Inc. (www.guardiancoin.io) which, later this year will launch a hard fork of EOS that is encrypted and anonymous with government-grade security, today announced that it has been working closely with Block One's EOSIO and the Block Producers to identify security vulnerabilities on the EOS MainNet.

GCI utilized a beta version of its GuardianCoin Network Overwatch, a continuous assessment capability for blockchain and network vulnerabilities, to assess the EOS TestNets, Block Producers, and the MainNet for over 155,000 potential threats. GuardianCoin Network Overwatch tested these assets against 14 international security standards, including PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard).

GCI identified 220 security vulnerabilities on the EOS Dawn 4.0 TestNet. For each vulnerability, GCI provided the mitigation methodology or remediation fix. As a result, 162 vulnerabilities were eliminated by the launch of EOS MainNet, 51 additional vulnerabilities were subsequently eliminated, and the remaining seven vulnerabilities are in the process of final remediation.

"The efficiency of hunting the network vulnerabilities and the simplicity of the remediation steps allowed the community to reduce operational risk fast. The capability and team at GuardianCoin are very impressive," said Tim Lewis of LibertyBlock and Ikigai Fund.

"Without claiming bug bounties, the GuardianCoin team helped make the EOS Mainnet much more secure than the community may realize," said David Moss, formerly Senior Vice President, Tech Operations at Block.One.

Christo Boshoff, Co-Head of GuardianCoin Network Overwatch said: "The community should not confuse vulnerabilities with inevitable bugs working their way through the code, as bugs can often affect the operational performance of a blockchain but may not equate to a security risk. Conversely, bug-free code can still contain serious security vulnerabilities."

Blockchain is still in the early stages of development and can often lack the rigorous security testing associated with more mature markets. GuardianCoin's assessment goes beyond best-in-class commercial to testing expected in the most sensitive areas of government.

This press release is not intended to be and shall not be construed as the offer or sale of securities by GCI, including the offer or sale of securities within the United States. GCI may not offer or sell securities within the United States absent registration under U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Any public offering by GCI of securities within the United States will be by means of a prospectus that may be obtained by GCI that will contain detailed information about GCI and management, as well as financial statements.

About Guardian Coin Inc.
GCI is a technology company that provides leading-edge solutions for security and privacy. In 2018, GCI will launch the GuardianCoin Network, the world's first genuinely secure and scalable 3rd Generation Blockchain ensuring the privacy of transactions, the security of holdings and the anonymity of payments and messages at scale.

GCI intends for its network to become the first truly secure 3rd Generation blockchain alternative to Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS and other digital tokens, through the fusion of four critical capabilities: A scalable, secure and decentralized 3rd Generation blockchain architecture; Military-grade encryption for transactions; Cryptographic anonymity for payments and messages; and An environment supporting the creation of dApps with security and privacy at their core.

GCI will deliver critically needed solutions to the enterprise and government markets, which are massive, under-served, and urgently require an advanced, security-first blockchain solution.

Paul Parke
GuardianCoin Inc.
+44 20 3286 5758
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Source: EIN Presswire