Saturday, March 23, 2019

Susan Ochs Joins PSB as Global Head, Financial Services



NEW YORK -Friday 22 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PSB, a global research-based consultancy, announced today that Susan Ochs has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Global Head, Financial Services, effective immediately. Ochs is based in New York and is responsible for the global development of the financial services practice and will contribute to other industry practices as well.

“We are proud of the amazing brands we currently partner with across the financial sector,” said Mike Chuter, CEO, PSB, to whom Ochs reports. “With Susan’s combination of private and public finance expertise we’ll be able to deliver even more meaningful insights to our current and future partners. We are delighted to welcome Susan and are excited about the deep experience she brings.”

Ochs has more than two decades of experience across the financial sector – as both a practitioner and policymaker. Most recently, she was Founder and CEO of The Better Banking Project, which works with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders to promote and measure industry best practices. Prior financial positions include senior roles in government at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as investment roles at J.P. Morgan Investment Management and private equity firm Solera Capital.

Ochs has deep experience in corporate strategy, having served previously within WPP as Acting Director of Management for BrandAsset Consulting, a Young & Rubicam Brands company. In that role and in subsequent consulting engagements, she has advised clients – from Fortune 50 companies to startups – on market strategy, branding and messaging.

“In a world overflowing with data, what corporate decision-makers need most is actionable strategic insight from that data,” said Ochs. “PSB has long been an industry leader in that effort, helping clients engage meaningfully with their stakeholders to strengthen their businesses. I look forward to working with the PSB team and its first-rate roster of clients around the world.”

Ochs is a frequent speaker and commentator, appearing regularly on CNBC, MSNBC and Fox Business, and has been published in The New York Times and Harvard Business Review, among others. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Duke University.

About PSB

PSB is a full-service custom research and analytics consultancy that connects data-driven insights with human experience to solve clients’ most critical challenges. With a heritage in political polling, PSB brings the agility of campaign strategy to research and consulting across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, and entertainment. PSB is a member of the BCW Group of companies, which is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.psbresearch.com.





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Friday, March 22, 2019

ExaGrid Nominated in Six Categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards

Company Celebrates Diverse Category Nominations


MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -Friday 22 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced that it has been nominated in six categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards. ExaGrid has become a finalist for Data Centre Product of the Year, The Return on Investment Award, Hardware Product of the Year, Product of the Year, The Customer Service Award, and Company of the Year. Voting to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on April 23. The results will be revealed at an evening award ceremony in London on May 2.

ExaGrid’s model EX63000E backup storage appliance with data deduplication is a nominee in four categories. The model provides the largest scale-out system and offers up to a 2PB full backup with an ingest rate of 432TB/hr, which is three times faster than any other backup storage on the market.

“We are thrilled to be nominated by IT staff, and recognized by Network Computing, in six prestigious categories this year,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We remain steadfast in helping IT organizations solve two of the most pressing issues they face today: how to protect an ever‐increasing amount of backup data and how to do so at less cost. ExaGrid provides significant lifetime value and investment protection that no other architecture can match.”

The diverse category nominations reflect attention to ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. ExaGrid provides a unique disk Landing Zone in each appliance where backups are written directly to disk so that the compute-intensive data deduplication process doesn’t impact ingest speed. The most recent backups are protected and immediately available in its full undeduplicated form for fast restores, VM Instant Recoveries, and tape copies while the offsite data is ready for disaster recovery. Backups to traditional deduplication appliances and straight disk are stored in a deduplicated form which requires lengthy rehydration when data needs to be restored. Every ExaGrid appliance provides landing zone storage, deduplicated repository storage, processor and memory, so as data grows, all resources required to maintain a fixed-length backup window are added, which eliminates expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture allows for mixing appliances of different sizes and models in the same scale-out system, eliminating product obsolescence and protecting IT investments up front and over time.

ExaGrid also uses Adaptive Deduplication to deduplicate and replicate data to the disaster recovery (DR) site during the backup window, in parallel with backups, instead of the traditional inline approach, between the backup application and the disk. This unique combination of a landing zone with adaptive deduplication provides for the fastest backup performance, resulting in the shortest backup window as well as a strong disaster recovery point (RPO). Finally, ExaGrid provides an assigned level 2 support technician knowledgeable in specific backup applications and an evergreen model of supporting all appliances at standard maintenance and support rates.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.



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508-898-2872 x0248



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KILL OnMiners Changing the Game in Cryptocurrency Mining



-Friday 22 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

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Ace cricketer Kieron Pollard visits the futuristic nanoM sports clinic in the UAE during PSL 2019

The cricketer visited the healthcare facility for an in-depth assessment of his health, fitness, functionality and performance capabilities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 17 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Cricketer Kieron Pollard, who plays for the Peshawar Zalmi Team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), visited nanoM Healthcare, an Emirates Healthcare company, earlier this month.

Pollard underwent a variety of health assessments at nanoM, the Dubai-based state-of-the-art sports and human performance facility, including an ECG, a BodPod test, 3D biomechanical analysis of his bowling and batting and a V02 max test – which determines the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during physical activity.

Pollard, who also had consultations with nanoM’s expert doctors, said, “nanoM is very impressive; they have all the equipment and technology to assess sports professionals under one roof.”

Dr Jennifer Walsh, Head of Sports and Human Performance at nanoM, said, “We were pleased to host Kieron Pollard at our facility, which is designed for athletes who want to enhance their performances, address existing sports injuries and prevent potential injuries. In line with Dubai’s aim of becoming a hub for medical tourism, nanoM is at least a decade ahead of its time.”

nanoM performs comprehensive assessments for amateur and professional athletes that play a variety of sports, including football, golf, cricket, tennis and mixed martial arts.



About nanoM

An Emirates Healthcare company, nanoM uses the latest technology to analyse health and fitness levels and identify and treat existing or potential injuries. With a focus on a range of sports including football, golf, cricket, tennis and mixed martial arts, nanoM provides comprehensive medical assessments. The facility includes a 3D biomechanics movement analysis area with infrared and high definition cameras to monitor and analyse whole body motion. The first facility of its kind, nanoM clinic on Palm Jumeirah opened in November 2017.

Contacts
SAHARA Communications         

Farah Al Obaidi, Head of Media Relations, +97143298996, +971503323158
f.ahmed@saharapr.com / www.saharagcc.com

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New GSMA Study: China’s Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent To 5.5% Of China’s GDP

China’s Mobile Industry Set to Drive Economic Growth Into the 5G Era

BEIJING -Thursday 21 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- China’s mobile ecosystem added RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) in value to the country’s economy last year, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of China’s GDP in 20181, according to a new GSMA report. The data features in the first ever China edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series, which is published today at a special roundtable event in Beijing to discuss the latest developments in the Chinese mobile industry as it enters the 5G era.

“Our new report outlines how China’s mobile industry has been a key driver of economic growth, inclusion and modernisation – creating a new generation of digital consumers and transforming industry and society,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. “After spending billions over the last decade deploying 4G networks to all corners of the country, Chinese mobile operators are now set to invest a further RMB401 billion ($58 billion) over the next two years to prepare for and begin 5G rollouts, laying the groundwork for China to become one of the world’s leading 5G markets.”

The report reveals that:

    China is the largest mobile market in the world, home to almost 1.2 billion unique mobile subscribers2 at the end of 2018, representing 82 per cent of the country’s population;
    More than two thirds (69 per cent) of mobile connections in China3 are smartphones, with smartphone adoption expected to reach 88 per cent of connections by 2025;
    77 per cent of China’s connections are currently running on 4G networks – 4G adoption will peak in the coming years before falling as consumers migrate to next-generation mobile services;
    China is set to become one of the world’s leading 5G markets with 460 million 5G connections forecast by 2025, which would account for 28 per cent of China’s total connections by this point;
    The RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) economic contribution by China’s mobile ecosystem in 2018 is forecast to grow to RMB6 trillion ($870 billion) by 2023;
    China’s mobile ecosystem directly and indirectly supported 8.5 million jobs in 2018 and made a tax contribution to the public finances of government of RMB583 billion ($84 billion).
    The number of licensed cellular IoT connections in China stood at 672 million at the end of 2018, supporting various industrial and smart cities applications.

The new report ‘The Mobile Economy China 2019’ is authored by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. To access the full report and related infographics, please visit: www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/china/

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About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

1 GDP contribution comprises mobile operators (1.0% of GDP); related industries (1.1%); indirect contribution (0.7%); and productivity improvements (2.7%).

2 A unique mobile subscriber represents an individual that can account for multiple SIM connections.

3 There were 1.5 billion SIM connections in China in 2018 (excluding licensed cellular IoT), forecast to rise to 1.7 billion by 2025.



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For the GSMA
Beau Bass
+44 79 7662 4962
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GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com


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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Andersen Global Adds Collaborating Firm in Romania

SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 21 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global today announced a collaboration agreement with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, a law firm with offices in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca and its tax arm, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații Tax. This is the first collaboration agreement in Romania, and continues Andersen Global’s expansion in Eastern Europe.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm with more than 110 lawyers, including 28 partners in its Bucharest office. It also operates a secondary office in Cluj-Napoca, and has national coverage based on correspondent law offices in major cities. The firm employs a multidisciplinary approach to the legal practice including dedicated specialized divisions – tax, insolvency, and IP. In addition, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii set up Foreign Desks – China Desk, Israel Desk, Moldovan Desk – to address the growing needs of foreign investors looking to enter the Romanian market.

The firm’s areas of practice include: corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; dispute resolution (including contentious administrative); regulatory legal services; employment; banking & finance; capital markets & securities; competition and State aid; data protection; energy & natural resources; environmental law & permitting; real estate; healthcare & pharmaceutical law; electronic communications & IT; intellectual property; insurance & private pensions; media & advertising; shipping & transport etc.

Its tax division, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii Tax, comprises fully qualified tax advisors able to handle every aspect of tax advisory and compliance pertaining to various areas, such as transaction planning and due-diligences, joint-ventures, financing, real estate and other complex structures, tax audits and dispute resolution.

”We are extremely proud to become a collaborating firm of Andersen Global in Romania. The collaboration with Andersen Global will give us access to global clients, cross-border projects and know-how, thus strengthening our position on the business law market in Romania,” said Gabriel Zbârcea, Managing Partner at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii.

“I am confident this collaboration in the tax and legal field will bring more value for our clients in an increasingly complex business environment,” added Alexandru Cristea, Tax Partner at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii Tax.

“Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is one of the highest quality law firms in Romania, with an outstanding team and best-in-class service. They are Tier One in Chambers in almost all categories and we can see why the firm has grown so significantly since they launched in 2005,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO. “We’re proud to bring them into the Andersen Global family.”

Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 4,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 133 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

Contacts
Megan Tsuei
Andersen Tax
415-764-2700


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Kohler Celebrates the Details of Design at Milan Design Week 2019

KOHLER, Wis.-Thursday 21 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kohler, a global lifestyle brand, returns to Milan Design Week to host an enticing sensory experience inside the historic Palazzo Del Senato (via Senato, 10, 20121 Milan, Italy). The large-scale immersive exhibit showcases Kohler’s bold approach to design and the brand’s most stunning products through an artful combination of water, technology, texture, and color. The installation will be open April 9 through April 13 from 10am – 7pm daily.

“Milan Design Week is the ultimate celebration of creativity and innovation among the global design community,” said Jim Lewis, Vice President of Kohler Kitchen and Bath Global Marketing. “The energy and spirit of the event make it the perfect place to explore new ideas and celebrate our latest design expressions with an inspirational audience of designers from around the world.”

Nature plays a pivotal role with the inclusion of a “digital garden” at the entrance of the exhibit as well as an infinity garden that whimsically juxtaposes Kohler’s Smart Home collection. Kohler’s space also features a bar and lounge area for guests to relax and recharge.

Additionally, Kohler will use the Palazzo as the platform for the launch of the company’s second global design theme, Experiential Luxury, an examination of the details and layers that create rich and dynamic environments.

Products featured at this year’s exhibition include the latest from Kohler Co. brands KOHLER, KALLISTA, ANN SACKS and ROBERN. Media interested in a guided tour or to be included in media events at the exhibition are asked to contact the Kohler Public Relations team.

Smart Home

Intelligent Toilets offer the perfect combination of sophisticated design and unmatched technology to deliver the finest in personal comfort and cleansing. Extensive customization – from ambient lighting and wireless music to temperature control, create a truly personalized experience.

Digital Showering transforms users’ daily routine by allowing customization down to the tiniest detail. It invites users to orchestrate spray experiences, steam, music and lighting to create a personalized escape. Kohler’s portfolio of Smart Room products help create the world’s smartest bathrooms.

Color, Material, Finish

With a full range of colors, Kohler finishes visually set the tone for any space’s story and convey a unique personality. The Etch faucet finish – launching on the Components Collection – offers a beautiful, subtle gradient between two finishes with a precise graphic pattern. A wide range of colors and detailed graphics continue to draw the eye in for a beautiful, decorative impact.

Steeped in Japanese culture, Kensho conveys the story of decorative stitching known as sashiko by using patterns etched in stone. It also leverages the Italian etching technique known as acqueforti, marrying metals and marbles to create a distinctive level of ornamentation. The shape is gorgeous, the real stone adds texture and variation, and the decorative techniques are stunning.

With precise cuts and ultra-flat surfaces, the Parallel Collection of faucets and accessories brings sophistication to the modern bathroom through controlled expression. The dichotomy of round and square forms is unified by characteristic angles that deliver beautiful reflections and precise alignment. Smaller details deliver character originality and heighten the collection to a higher level of sophistication.

In partnership with parent company, Kohler Co., ANN SACKS debuts The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good program. Milan serves as the global launch of this collection as well as the premiere of a brand new colorway.

About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of nearly 37,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf course will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. For more details, please visit kohlercompany.com.

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Contacts

Vicki Valdez Hafenstein
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