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Month: August 2016

GTT Wins Executive of the Year in 2016 International Business AwardsSM

The 13th Annual International Business AwardsSM named Rick Calder, President and CEO of GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), as winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in the telecommunications category. Calder accepted the category’s highest honor bestowed by the premier global business awards program on behalf of his workforce. “We are honored to accept the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year on behalf of our dedicated team of worldwide employees who come to work each day committed to providing our clients with superior service,” he said. Since taking the reins as President and CEO of GTT in 2007, Calder has overseen phenomenal growth at the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. In recent years, the organization has dramatically expanded its service portfolio, increased its network size and physical presence in new markets, and bulked up its overall global workforce. For the second quarter of 2016, the company reported revenue growth of nearly 36 percent year-over-year. “This is an exciting time for GTT as we continue our rapid growth toward our next financial objectives of $1 billion in revenue and $250 million in adjusted EBITDA,” said Calder. An industry veteran with more than two decades in the telecommunications arena, Calder came to GTT after serving as President and COO for InPhonic, Inc., a leading provider of wireless services and products. He also...

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MOD Mission Critical Earns a Place on Inc. Magazine’s 35th List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

MOD Mission Critical (MOD) has been ranked number 216 on Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions was ranked number 20 in IT services, as well as top five in Colorado. The annual Inc. 5000 list represents the most successful companies among the nation’s independent small businesses. MOD takes its place alongside a number of impressive. up-and-coming companies, including Dollar Shave Club, Square and Yeti Cooler. “The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” commented Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch.  That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows.  But without it, free enterprise fails.” The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all listed companies will be held October 18-20 in San Antonio. Speakers on tap for the event include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, including best-selling author Tony Robbins, Marvell Technology Group Director and Co-Founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing Co-Founder and Executive Chair Kim Jordan. “At MOD it’s important for us to go where our customers are as well as where they need...

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2016 Golden Bridge Awards® Honors iMPR Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller With ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’ Gold

The 2016 Golden Bridge Awards has named iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller a gold winner in its ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’ category. The eighth annual program recognizes accomplishments by organizations and businesses in every major industry throughout the world. “It’s an honor to be named a Gold winner in the ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’ category by Golden Bridge Awards,” said Mrs. Miller. “Receiving this award is a testament to iMPR’s commitment to providing exceptional public relations, marketing and event services to our valued telecommunications and technology clients, as well as to the culture of excellence and integrity that the entire iMPR team represents every day.” The commitment and dedication Ilissa has fostered among her team at iMPR have helped her firm achieve a compound annual growth rate that has exceeded 40 percent for the past two years as it serves clients who represent more than $100 billion in collective revenue. The influence and impact of her work on the industry has been profound. Under Ilissa’s deft leadership, iMPR acquired the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), which subsequently experienced a 124 percent growth in sponsorship sales. She also brought two industry news blogs, Data Center POST and CloudPOST, under the iMPR media outlet umbrella through acquisition. Data Center POST and CloudPOST both feature educational content and commentary by some of...

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Solving the Enterprise Connectivity Challenge

Originally posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity, Businesses are changing how they communicate, connect and collaborate.  Traffic growth to new destinations is growing exponentially and IT procurement leaders expect more than traditional WAN services can deliver. End users expect access to applications and data anywhere in the world, at any time of day, on all sorts of devices with low latency and no downtime Typical solutions to increase network capacity add expense and don’t improve latency or help with cloud service access The digital enterprise must have points of engagement with users, partners and providers across a widening footprint, both physically and logically As the leading global Marketplace of Networks, Global Capacity is simplifying how Enterprises connect to high value Cloud and business destinations. To read the full article please click...

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Address DCOI

Originally published to LinkedIn PULSE, Earlier this month, the federal government put some real teeth into the mandate to improve efficiency and reduce waste within the massive network of government-owned data centers. By September of 2018, government agencies must take concrete steps to monitor their power-intensive infrastructure and implement energy improvement solutions if they wish to continue operating their own data centers. The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) will drive many data center managers to close inefficient sites, and others to move aggressively to the cloud. The balance will either enhance their own sites, migrate into shared space, or outsource data center services to commercial colocation providers. Government data center managers should be prepared for the onslaught of advertising from manufacturers of dozens of products, from Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools to containment, and from modular Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to more efficient cooling systems. The tsunami of product marketing has already started. Just visit any IT-oriented website, and you will see offers from deep-pocketed manufacturers touting the cure for all data center ills. No doubt, each of these manufacturers are capable of assisting data center operators take a step or two in the right direction. We know many of them, and they can definitely share pieces of the puzzle. Unfortunately, there are very few firms that are capable of offering a holistic solution to such a...

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Datacloud Nordic 2016: Data Center and Cloud Industry Heats up in the Land of Snow and Ice

Originally posted to Data Center POST, Discounted Registration Ends September 11 Given its connectivity, low power costs, abundant resources of green energy, natural cooling efficiencies and taxation incentives, the Nordic region presents a formidable argument for the IT deployment plans of any global enterprise. Overseas investments by Google, Apple and Facebook have already strongly impacted the region. And according to BroadGroup Research, an international consultancy that tracks data center, cloud and IT investments, the IT infrastructure market in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark is expected to attract an estimated €3.3 billion ($3.69 billion USD), with more than 49 percent coming from overseas internet players, by next year. This hot regional forecast sets the stage for BroadGroup’s second annual Datacloud Nordic conference, taking place at the Stockholm City Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 20, 2016. The one-day forum brings together industry leaders, innovators and enterprise executives to address the various energy, scalability, security, architecture and software challenges confronting data center and IT infrastructure management, as well as the industry’s ongoing transition to the cloud. To read the full article please click here....

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Compu Dynamics White Paper Examines the Optimization of Government and Enterprise Data Center Environments

Originally published to LinkedIn PULSE, Given the widespread adoption of cloud computing, the explosive growth of Over-the-Top (OTT) content and the increased use of virtualization in both federal and large enterprise networks’ compute and storage infrastructure, government-run facilities, enterprise data centers as well as colocation and cloud computing environments have become singularly focused on reducing waste in their IT infrastructure and underlying platforms. In a white paper titled, “Essential Elements for Data Center Optimization: What Every Government and Enterprise Facility Operator Should Know,” Dan Ephraim, Director of Sales and Marketing at Compu Dynamics, explores solutions for data center optimization in light of new federal regulations, as well as best practices for increasing both government and enterprise facilities’ efficiency and performance. Providing a comprehensive overview of the proven methodologies facility operators can adopt to minimize risk and capture the full potential of their data center deployment, the white paper also examines recent federal regulations, including the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), which mandates the planning and ongoing measurement of progress toward energy efficient IT operations. Read the full article at LinkedIn PULSE...

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