Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property concerns with controlling the infringing facilities in the Kingdom

Saudi efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property rights

SAIP stressed that it will be keen to take necessary measures to penalize violators of intellectual property in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

In continuation of the Saudi efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP), in cooperation with the General Security, has launched inspection campaigns across Saudi Arabia with the aim of controlling commercial stores that violate intellectual property rights regulations. During January 2021, 11620 items violating creative rights were seized, including electronics, computer programs, sound recordings, and printed works (student services).
The campaign was launched by conducting preliminary surveys and more than 440 visits of mystery shoppers to targeted areas. In accordance with the laws and regulations in Saudi Arabia, establishments that violated intellectual property rights and prohibited or exploited goods were identified.

In the same context, SAIP has launched a parallel campaign aimed at inspecting websites to verify the extent of their compliance with intellectual property systems. Legal measures were taken against infringing websites that amount to blocking them. As a result of this campaign, more than 355 websites were inspected, of which 77 were proven to violate intellectual property systems. Accordingly, these websites were blocked.

The campaign came as an extension of the periodic field tours carried out by intellectual property inspectors on commercial establishments to combat the violation of property rights and to control the performance of service providers. In cooperation with partners from the government and private sectors, intellectual property inspection is done by means of continuous awareness-raising, inspection campaigns, knowledge of violators, and the punitive legal measures against them.
SAIP stressed that it will be keen to take necessary measures to penalize violators of intellectual property in Saudi Arabia. SAIP also urged citizens and residents to support efforts of respecting intellectual property by communicating with SAIP official channels through social media @saipksa , email saip@saip.gov.sa and the contact customer service number: 920021421.

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St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights® and More Continue to Shine on All That is New on Florida’s Historic Coast

The skyline of St. Augustine reflects the Nation’s oldest city’s European influences.

Dining al fresco in Historic St. Augustine

Nights of Lights continues to shine on the Nation’s Oldest City through January 31.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, US, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — St. Augustine’s world-famous Nights of Lights will continue to shine on the Nation’s Oldest City through January 31, marking a brilliant path in the new year bringing new things to Florida’s Historic Coast.

Health protocols are in place, and wide-open spaces abound. And there are many ways to safely experience the new hotels, attractions and dining that make a visit here anytime in 2021 a refreshing experience.

Through the end of this month, there are dozens of ways to safely explore and enjoy the spectacular Nights of Lights that sparkle through the historic buildings, from the rooftops to the landscaping with a magical glow. With plenty of tours and protocols in place to minimize contact outside of your party, visitors can enjoy the display in the safest possible way.

The recent renovations at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club as well as the Hampton Inn & Suites on Vilano Beach are providing a refreshed location for a winter/spring seaside getaway. Holiday Inn Express and Hyatt Place Hotels on Vilano Beach, and the new Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Augustine on the San Sebastian River are all scheduled to open in Spring 2021. And, the grand Renaissance Historic Downtown St. Augustine Hotel will begin welcoming guests in June 2021.

St. Augustine’s attractions have plenty that’s new too. In April, the recently renovated Lightner Museum will feature a new temporary exhibit, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection. And, Sabrage Sailing Charters offers water tours of the Nation’s Oldest City aboard their new 63-foot custom Cooper Catamaran that comfortably carries up to 110 guests.

In 2021 the year-long celebration of the history and culture of Black Americans is showcased in the virtual program “Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine,” while the largest annual event on Florida’s Historic Coast, THE PLAYERS® Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, will take place March 11-14, 2021 offering limited spectator tickets, but increased coverage via social media, PGA TOUR LIVE, and of course, on NBC and GOLF Channel.

Food and drink continue to be an important part of the St. Augustine experience. New restaurants include St. Augustine Fish Camp and Culinary Outfitters along the San Sebastian River. The new Forgotten Tonic restaurant and Alta Marea serve great eats in St. Augustine’s Historic District.

Distillery tours are another spirited way to explore St. Augustine. Sailbird Distilling Company and City Gate Spirits, opened in early 2020 and Fall 2019, respectively, while the award-winning St. Augustine Distillery has added a new program, “The Fill Your Own Bourbon Bottle Experience”.

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Located between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, outstanding golf and seaside elegance at Ponte Vedra Beach, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1.800.653.2489.

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ITU Online Announces New Linux XK0-004 (CompTIA Linux+) Training Course – On-Demand Linux Training

This course is geared towards IT professionals whose primary job function is the management of servers & other devices running via the Linux operating system.

Any serious cybersecurity professional should seek out certifications in Linux+ and the PenTest, plus having fundamental certifications in both networking and the Cloud.”

— Carrie Cameron, CEO of ITU Online

DUNEDIN, FL, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ITU Online Training, nominated for two Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, is pleased to announce their release of the new Linux+ XK0-004 training course. This Linux course is taught by Frank Schmidt, a Senior Instructor with over two decades of experience and a longtime holder of Linux certifications.

This course is geared towards IT professionals whose primary job function is the management of servers and other devices running via the Linux operating system. While the instructor recommends that a student in this course should have at least nine months of hands-on Linux experience or more than one year of IT experience in other computing environments, ITU Online feels the course is also well-suited for beginners.

This IT training course will teach students about performing basic Linux tasks, such as how to manage users, groups, permissions, ownership, storage, files, directories, and devices. They will also learn about Kernel modules, as well as the Linux boot process and system components.

Other components of the course include securing Linux systems and automating tasks. Students will also learn to write and execute Bash shell scripts and ultimately, Linux installation.

“One thing that will be different for some folks is that this is command-line based,” Schmidt states at the beginning of the course. “Its going to be a bit of syntax, a bit of accuracy in the typing, and it’s also going to be learning a new layout of how you speak with the shell, with the command interpreter.”

Knowing Linux is crucial for cybersecurity professionals and for other in-demand IT training fields. Because Linux is open source, it is prominent in global technology, found in servers, workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, mobile devices, PCs, and embedded systems. The instructor even states that Linux is the “most deployed operating system,” and other information that is crucial to students.

“Embedded systems are the computers we don't hear about, but if you're familiar with the term IoT, the Internet of Things, think of all the little sensors out there monitoring the atmosphere, traffic, keeping track of where you happen to be,” Schmidt shares with students in the course. “All of these things feed data into some sort of Cloud storage where they can predict things, like 'where is the nearest McDonalds?' for instance.”

This new Linux training course is available individually, or as part of the training company's CompTIA learning bundle. While this course alone is over 24 hours of learning content, the bundle of courses gives students over 230 hours of training content.

“Due to Linux being such a common OS, it becomes a more easily accessible tool for hackers,” Carrie Cameron, CEO of ITU Online says. “Any serious cybersecurity professional should seek out certifications in Linux+ and the PenTest, plus having fundamental certifications in both networking and the Cloud.”

ITU Online offers military and front line worker discounts to thank them for their service – they can contact the training company directly to qualify. ITU Online Training also offers a Lifetime Library where students pay once for all present and future training, which is groundbreaking for the IT eLearning field.

About ITU Online

Since 2012, ITU Online has been a leader in providing online IT training courses. Their curriculum is built, filmed, and supported in-house via their corporate headquarters outside of Tampa, FL. By using proven educational concepts and sound instructional design principles, ITU creates exceptional courses to provide the best benefits for those in the IT training field.

ITU delivers a standard for quality by employing the best leaders in the IT field to create award-winning training courses. ITU has won four Best in Biz Awards, including Company of the Year, Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Creative Department of the Year, and Most Innovative Company of the Year.

These awards solidify what ITU’s students already come to expect – the best practical knowledge at an amazing price point. Learn more by calling (855) 488-5327 or by visiting https://www.ituonline.com/?utm_source=EINpresswire.

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Arvig’s Fiber Optic Infrastructure Program for Multi-Unit Complexes Completes 10,000 Installations

Telecommunications provider ensures superior wireless connectivity with fiber optic infrastructure now installed in more than 10,000 apartments and townhomes

Arvig’s broadband MultiWav service is prepaid, and rates are locked in with no additional fees, offering customers maximum flexibility for their data needs.”

— Chase Rydberg

ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, telecommunications and broadband provider Arvig has announced it has installed a fiber optic connection into more than 10,000 townhome, condo and apartment units within the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, and Rochester area. The telecommunications provider continues to grow its high-speed internet connectivity offerings, a service that has become increasingly important with many now working and learning from home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Started in 2015, Arvig’s efforts to install a premium high-speed internet service using fiber optic infrastructure into multi-family dwelling units has proven to be a selling point for property managers and landlords. The product, known as Multiwav internet, provides instant internet and data-streaming capabilities to new residents. Arvig’s efforts to install high-speed internet connectivity in new multi-family homes and those apartments, condominium, and townhome complexes built in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s have improved properties by creating a capital improvement to hundreds of apartment communities and homeowners’ associations in the form of significantly improved technological infrastructure, all at no cost to the homeowners or owner/managers.

“People want to know their broadband options when going into a new home,” said Chase Rydberg, General Manager for Arvig’s MultiWav internet service in the Twin Cities region. “Arvig’s broadband MultiWav service is prepaid, and rates are locked in with no additional fees, offering customers maximum flexibility for their data needs. Right now, it is important to keep everyone online with people working from home and distance learning,” he added.

To begin service, all customers must do is contact Arvig to start a pre-paid monthly internet service. The base MultiWav plan costs $40 per month and offers symmetrical 100 megabits per second download/upload speeds, faster data-streaming capabilities than the 20th-century copper or coaxial cable systems offered by other telecommunications providers. Because Arvig’s technology has previously been installed, no onsite visit from a telecommunications technician to install a DSL modem or other technology is required to activate service. Arvig’s MultiWav product for townhomes, condominiums and apartments is all automated. One simply visits multiwav.arvig.com or dials 612.900.1900 to start service.

Arvig does not have data caps. Arvig currently provides broadband service to more than 51,000 customers in 52 different counties and nearly 200 different communities across the state of Minnesota. Approximately 6,500 of those customers are businesses, including more than 700 medical facilities and 300 school systems.

About Arvig
Established in 1950, Arvig has grown from a small, family-owned telephone company to one of the largest independent telecommunications and broadband providers in the nation. Arvig has expanded its business and technology services to better serve customers, improving internet access in some of the country’s most underserved rural areas. Arvig currently provides broadband service to more than 51,000 customers in 52 different counties and nearly 200 different communities across the state of Minnesota. Approximately 6,500 of those customers are businesses, including more than 700 medical facilities and 300 school systems. For more information about Arvig, visit arvig.com, arvigbusiness.com or call 888.992.7844.

James Gill
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OFFICE OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE TRAINING OF 1,000 NEW COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS, EXPAND MODESTO TECH INCUBATOR

Bay Valley Tech

Bay Valley Tech Code Academy

SCOE

Stanislaus County Office of Education

New Three-Year Agreement with Bay Valley Tech Will Increase County’s Skilled Workforce and Create Local High-Paying Jobs

Bay Valley Tech's exceptional program is making a positive impact across the county, and we look forward to our growing collaboration.”

— Scott Kuykendall, Superintendent

MODESTO, CA, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a move that will expand opportunities for local workers and greatly bolster the region’s economy, Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) has reached a three-year agreement with Bay Valley Tech to expand the firm’s free code academy and move its tech co-working space to downtown Modesto. Bay Valley Tech will utilize its new 1325 H Street location as a startup incubator to support local entrepreneurs with affordable offices, digital marketing expertise, software consultants and a steady flow of skilled talent from its fast-growing software training programs. The co-working space’s short two-week lead time will facilitate new companies expanding to the Central Valley, allowing them to skip painfully slow lease negotiations and tenant improvements altogether.

“Our expanded partnership with Bay Valley Tech will benefit the region’s students and economy for many years,” explained Scott Kuykendall, Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools. “Bay Valley Tech’s exceptional program is making a positive impact across the county, and we look forward to our growing collaboration.” SCOE works to ensure Stanislaus County job seekers are ready to enter self-sustaining employment and careers.

Many code academy students have already secured software jobs at leading companies such as E&J Gallo, with demand for tech talent continuing to grow. According to last month’s Labor Report cited in a recent Wall Street Journal article, U.S. companies added 391,000 information technology jobs in December, while the nation’s economy shed jobs overall. Computer programmer shortages now affect most of California and the country. Next month, Bay Valley Tech plans to announce agreements with additional companies to hire more of its Central Valley and Bay Area code academy students.

“This unique training path aligns perfectly with our “Cradle-to-Career” initiative, and it’s paying dividends for students throughout the county,” stated Dallas Plaa, SCOE’s Director of Career Tech Education, overseeing its adult education, career training and the new Computer Support Specialist certification partnership with Modesto Junior College. “SCOE’s partnership with Bay Valley Tech has allowed our two organizations to achieve more effective and cost-efficient results than if we had operated separate programs. Our organizations’ common goal is to train and enable students to become productive citizens in our local community. Bay Valley Tech’s code academy is a complement to some of SCOE’s other programs at this same location. We are thrilled to expand this successful partnership,” he added.

Interested Students
Bay Valley Tech’s free code academy is an amazing opportunity for students seeking a rewarding career with strong earning potential. Interested students are encouraged to fill out the online application as soon as possible: (https://www.bayvalleytech.com/code academy-application). Additional classes are scheduled to begin in February and March. For more information, contact: info@bayvalleytech.com.

Corporate Sponsors
Companies and other parties interested in sponsoring Bay Valley Tech’s many developer events or providing code academy scholarships for students in need should contact: martyn@bayvalleytech.com.

About Bay Valley Tech
Bay Valley Tech is an innovative free code academy, training students in modern programming skills and connecting them with prospective employers. Bay Valley Tech also supports the broader tech community by sponsoring hackathons, software meetups, Women Techmakers, high school tech events and the Valley Agtech Summit. www.bayvalleytech.com

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WhereOS Launches an Innovation Platform for the Hyperconnected World

Example: create an interactive application to understand where your most profitable customers live in

WhereOS has created a platform to speed up innovation projects and to reduce time to market for new innovative services and solutions that are based on data.

HELSINKI, FINLAND, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — We live in a hyperconnected world where businesses are getting an extremely large amount of information about their business and customers. Hyperconnected world will inevitably lead companies to re-think their business; ability to innovate fast and adapt to the change is the key to the future business success.

When connecting objects across your entire business, you are able to collect real-time data, pre-empt your customers needs and create better user experience. When data is collected, processed and made actionable through applications or visualizations, you can build better products and services for your customers.

In the future, to create new innovative solutions that are based on data, new kinds of technologies, tools, processes and methodologies are needed. In order to create innovations that change the way you work with customers, partners and supply chains, you need a platform, which brings different stakeholders together. You engage simultaneously with your customers, suppliers and developer partners to co-create new kinds of services and solutions.

WhereOS is an innovation platform, which helps you to use data from any data source, such as datalakes, data warehouses, databases, real-time IoT platforms and devices. WhereOS helps you to create AI solutions, APIs and applications using the data, and for example open it up easily for internal developers and 3rd party start-ups to innovate through challenge competitions, or alternatively use WhereOS partner network to bring in AI specialists to turn your data into something valuable.

JP Partanen, Chief Data Scientist
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What is Behind the Green Energy Boom in Vietnam?

What is Behind the Green Energy Boom in Vietnam?

What is Behind the Green Energy Boom in Vietnam?”

— Karol Donimirsky

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The total capacity of the non-hydroelectric clean energy (like wind, solar, and biomass gasification) in Vietnam peaked at 109 megawatts (MW) in the year 2014, one-third of the 1% of the total installed capacity of about 34,079 MW in the world. Hydropower (46%), coal (29%) as well as natural gas controlled Vietnam’s energy mix at the moment (22%). At the end of the year 2019, 5,700 MW of installed power was accounted for by solar and wind, around 10 percent of the overall supply. That implies that Vietnam sees wind and solar power go from virtually zero to 10% of its supply in just five years. What’s behind this boom in green energy?

Vietnam’s exponential pace of growth is the main catalyst. Since 2014, Vietnam’s economy has expanded by 6% or more a year, hitting 7% in 2018 and 2019, as per the Asian Development Bank. This exponential growth drives the use of resources at an extraordinary pace. Vietnam Electricity (EVN), the electric utility which is owned by the state, has seen the quantity of energy sold rise from around 128.6 terawatt-hours (TWh) in the year 2014 to around 209.4 TWh in 2019. Electricity consumption has risen or more 11% each year, increasing at a rate far higher than the GDP. This is driving a virtually insatiable desire for further production and investment in energy.

What is Behind the Green Energy Boom in Vietnam?
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Alsard Fiber and Cellnet partner with Alepo for digital BSS and affiliate management

Digital BSS will include centralized billing, affiliate management, web and mobile self-care, and will equip the operators to launch public WiFi in the future.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alsard Fiber and its subsidiary Cellnet are set to modernize their networks using a multi-tenant solution from digital enablement and revenue management software provider Alepo. The solution will include a centralized billing system with automated security features for zero revenue leakage, centralized affiliate management, and web and mobile self-care, as well as the capability to launch and monetize public WiFi services in the future.

Simplifying and streamlining the management of affiliates, Alepo’s digital BSS will benefit wholesale service provider Alsard Fiber’s growing list of broadband clients, which currently includes 15 affiliates and over 1,000 resellers. The same benefit will also be extended to its sister company Cellnet’s FTTH and ADSL resellers. While affiliates will enjoy a faster and more seamless digital experience, the service providers will be able to lower operational costs, improve revenue, and optimize resource utilization.

The two companies will be able to prevent revenue loss caused by erroneous billing through enhanced security features that their existing system is unable to provide. Alepo’s system offers increased security against hacking and eliminates manual data inputs to minimize errors.

Cellnet’s subscribers will have access to web and mobile self-care to recharge their accounts, change their plans, log complaints about any issues they face, and more.

Alepo will deploy its Digital Business Support System (BSS) with billing, CRM, affiliate management, and mobile and web self-care, as well as its scalable AAA application to enable the service providers top performance with growing subscriber counts and usage demands.

Alsard Fiber also plans to introduce public WiFi in the near future. Alepo is deploying its WiFi Service Management Platform (SMP) to launch and monetize these public hotspots with various paid and free use-cases such as bundled ISP packages and sponsored data with advertisements.

“We knew we needed to upgrade our system when we pinpointed certain discrepancies in billing that were causing revenue loss. Further, we currently maintain each of our affiliates in a different server. Alepo’s centralized billing system will ensure more secure and efficient processes and streamline affiliate management, helping us meet our true revenue potential. Alepo’s digital self-care platform will enable us to empower our customers with web and mobile options, so they no longer need to visit resellers or points of sale in person,” said Firya M. Ali, Chairman and Owner of Alsard and Cellnet.

Vishal Mathur, VP-Solution Integration, Alepo, said, “We’re pleased to partner with Alsard Fiber and Cellnet to help improve their network as they digitize their self-care to empower customers. From the network aspect, our solution is designed to iron out the existing system’s vulnerabilities and will result in improved revenue. The centralized platform will enable Alsard Fiber and Cellnet to streamline affiliate management, ensuring faster and more efficient processes that will lower operational costs.”

The project is underway and is expected to be complete within an accelerated timeframe.

About Alsard Fiber

Founded in 2007, Alsard Fiber is a leading wholesaler of IP services in all regions and provinces of Iraq. Working with leading IP providers in Europe and using fiber optic technology, Alsard Fiber delivers the highest possible quality of service. The IP from Europe is delivered via two separate redundant routes. Customers are offered a dedicated symmetrical bandwidth, not shared capacity. Alsard Fiber has a team of IT experts who provide 24/7 technical support. All Alsard Fiber’s customers can benefit from Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Dedicated Redundant Line for backup purposes, 24/7 technical support, and no filtering, monitoring, or censorship.

For more information, please visit http://www.alsardfiber.com/

About Cellnet

Cellnet was founded in 2006 as the first commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Iraq-North/Sulimanyah city. It played a major role in building internet infrastructure in Iraq/North, earning the company a reputation for providing fast and stable internet access and innovative solutions for their individual as well as corporate customers.

For more information, please visit http://cell-net.net/

About Alepo

Alepo makes next-generation data opportunities a reality, creating advanced software solutions and services that enable global communications service providers to accelerate revenue growth, market share, and business success on fixed and mobile broadband networks. For over a decade, Alepo has been the go-to technology partner for all things data at leading service providers.

Established in 2004, Alepo is a mature technology solutions provider based in Austin, Texas, with a presence in all regions of the world.

For more information, please visit www.alepo.com

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Sectigo Launches Secure Partner Program

New Program Builds on and Expands Partner Capabilities with Greater Flexibility, More Support, Extensive Training Programs, and Higher Financial Incentives

Partners play a crucial role in Sectigo's growth and success. The new Secure Partner Program enables partners to grow with us and to build a rewarding business around our suite ”

— Michael Fowler, President of Channel Partners, Sectigo

ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sectigo®, a leading provider of digital identity management and web security solutions, today announced the launch of its new Secure Partner Program, furthering Sectigo’s commitment to the company’s base of more than 1,200 partners worldwide. Partners in the program gain myriad benefits, including access to the new Sectigo Connect Partner Portal, advancing their ability to build new capabilities, deliver more value to customers, drive higher profits, and accelerate growth in today’s dynamic cybersecurity market.

In the new Secure Partner Program, partners are tiered based on engagement level, so that organizations’ tier within the program aligns with their own business goals. All partners registered in the new program also receive access to advanced training and accreditation programs to help them improve their sales and support effectiveness. Sectigo has added financial incentives, such as a new partner pricing model and dedicated Marketing Development Funds (MDF), to the new program. Accredited partners who grow their sales with Sectigo are rewarded with more incentives for their business and employees.

“Partners play a crucial role in Sectigo's growth and success. The new Secure Partner Program enables partners to grow with us and to build a rewarding business around our suite of industry-leading web security products. We've designed our program to enable success and provide the opportunity for better profitability,” said Michael Fowler, President of Channel Partners, Sectigo.

Sectigo Connect Partner Portal

Timed with its Secure Partner Program's debut, the company has introduced the Sectigo Connect Partner Portal. The easy-to-use platform provides quick, direct access to essential tools and resources that enable partners to engage with Sectigo to successfully introduce new Sectigo products to their customers. Central to the Secure Partner Program, the portal provides access to:

Marketing Development Funds (MDF) to support the growth of the Sectigo brand, demand generation, training and other relevant activities. Available to certain tiers of partners.

Partner Resource Center, a self-serve repository of sales collateral, technical product documents, marketing tools and guides.

Sectigo University, with 70+ training courses for earning sales and technical accreditations.

Webinars & events hosted by Sectigo experts, exclusively available to Secure Partners.

Program onboarding training to guide partners through the first 90 days, ensuring success.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and increasing amount of cyberattacks have led to a substantial increase in web security issues for our partners’ customers,” said Michele Campbell, Vice President of Global Channel Programs, Sectigo. “Our new Secure Partner Program aims to tackle the obstacles in the world of web security while helping our partners expand their portfolio beyond the CA market and increase their average deal size. Partners can unlock their full potential with Sectigo and the Secure Partner Program benefits when they include Sectigo’s Web Security Platform solutions in their portfolio.”

Sectigo University

Easily accessed through the Connect Partner Portal, the Sectigo University online learning and enablement platform for Sectigo Secure Partners enables partners to gain new cybersecurity expertise, learn about Sectigo’s digital identity and website security products, build new capabilities, deliver greater customer value, and accelerate growth. Available on-demand 24/7 to partners worldwide, the platform offers role-based curricula derived from 70 training courses for sales and technical individuals, delivered through interactive learning modules, with testing. Sectigo provides partners with automated tracking of each student’s progress as they work toward accreditation.

“The free training within Sectigo University provides pathways for partners to earn their Sectigo Secure Sales and Technical Accreditations. By achieving an accreditation, Secure Partners will maximize their investment in Sectigo solutions by standing out as a true web security expert,” added Fowler.

To learn more about Sectigo’s Secure Partner Program, visit https://sectigo.com/partners/channel

About Sectigo

Sectigo is a leading cybersecurity provider of digital identity solutions, including TLS / SSL certificates, DevOps, IoT, and enterprise-grade PKI management, as well as multi-layered web security. As a large global Certificate Authority with more than 700,000 customers and over 20 years of online trust experience, Sectigo partners with organizations of all sizes to deliver automated public and private PKI solutions to secure web servers and user access, connected devices, and applications. Recognized for its award-winning innovation and best-in-class global customer support, Sectigo has the proven performance needed to secure the digital landscape of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.sectigo.com and follow @SectigoHQ.

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Dogs of the Dow 2021 – Dividend Aristocrats

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Jeffrey Kamys, a Chief Investment Strategist & Portfolio Manager with Baseline Investments

Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy that aims to beat the Dow Jones by focusing on High Yield Investments. The strategy goes like this: (a) take an equal amount of money and place it in the Top 10 highest dividend yielding stocks in the Dow Jones at the start of a new year; and (b) rebalance annually.

Yep…. kind of simple isn't it? Does it work? Well, yes, and it generally has worked pretty well. Since 2000, the Dogs have returned over 10% annually which is better than the Dow Jones return of approximately 8% and the S&P 500 approximate return of 7% over the same time period. Here are the 10 Dogs for 2021:

(1) Chevron

The big hurt in the energy business is not just electric cars; it’s also the lack of jet fuel usage and the lack of overall commuting as people haven't been going to work in typical numbers. As travel picks up and people begin to use their cars more, Chevron stands to benefit.

(2) IBM

The Red Hat acquisition should start to become more accretive going forward. IBM has been on an acquisition tear since October, purchasing six cloud computing and fintech firms.

(3) Dow

Demand for polymers is increasing because of the growth of technologies such as 3D printing. Dow stands to benefit greatly over the next few years.

(4) Walgreens

The stock has been cut in half over the past 1.5 years; it should see growth from both the vaccine distribution and the re-opening of the country.

(5) Verizon

Verizon continues to expand the breadth of their 5G network, having recently competed in the Federal Communications Commission’s sale of C-band spectrum rights.

(6) 3M

It's been treated like a bad dog lately as 3M is facing a couple of product and manufacturing lawsuits. However, the company remains an R&D juggernaut and is extremely cheap with a P/E under 20.

(7) Cisco

Public cloud migration is estimated to rise to a growth rate of over 20% in the near term. Cost savings, flexibility as well as improved security are the catalysts for the growth of public cloud migration. Personalized medicine is an industry driving the expansion and Cisco's security and network products will be front and center.

(8) Merck

As far as Blue Chips go, Merck is extremely cheap trading at a P/E of 18.42.  Merck stock has been down as hospitals are deferring procedures and people aren't going to the doctor's office. Keytruda, its cancer fighting drug, continues to shine with a growth rate over 20%. Merck should see growth post-COVID.

(9) Amgen

Another Blue Chip value play with a P/E under 20, Amgen is run extremely efficiently undergoing significant cost cutting and restructuring in recent years. Amgen's EPS should grow as it starts to realize profit from its newer drugs Otezla, Repatha and Aimovig.

(10) Coca-Cola

In 2021, Coca-Cola will launch the alcoholic version of its Topo-Chico sparkling water along with beer giant Molson Coors Beverage Company in the United States. Considering the distribution chains Coke already has, this product can proliferate rather quickly.

Disclosure: This article was written by Jeffrey Kamys, a Chief Investment Strategist & Portfolio Manager with Baseline Investments, and is general in nature. This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation. Past performance is not always indicative of future returns.

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