Digital Energy Meets Smart Home and Office in a Solution Combo

How smart phone, a B.One Mini and Wattwatchers co-deliver smart energy control

The B.One Mini

The B.One Energy Management System (EMS) is smart and practical

How the intersection of ‘smart hub X factor’ with ‘IoT for energy’ adds lifestyle verve while taking on power bills

Most energy consumers in Australia are still getting quarterly power bills in arrears and have no real insight into how they use the electricity that is hitting them in the wallet”

— Gavin Dietz, CEO, Wattwatchers

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, August 21, 2018 / — Australia’s record-breaking high electricity prices are driving innovation to take budget pressure off household and small business consumers by combining smart automation technologies with ‘new energy’ solutions.

That in turn is driving a budding partnership between award-winning homegrown digital energy player Wattwatchers, and the internationally-developed smart hub, through its local representative B1 Hub Australia.

Now deploying Australia-wide, with a strategic focus that includes the property development and new energy services sectors, B1 has taken its cue from heightened consumer sensitivity to electricity prices.

The decision to target energy management as a frontline offering led B1 Hub Australia to seek out Wattwatchers, Sydney-based specialists in the connected monitoring and control of electricity, at circuit-level in real-time through the cloud.

By adding Wattwatchers devices and data services into its solution stack, B1 Hub Australia is going well beyond the stereotypical ‘control a few lights’ and ‘add a few security alerts’ approach to home automation.

Through its innovation focus, B1 Hub Australia is now offering a sophisticated ‘Energy Management System (EMS)’ enabled by the inclusion of Wattwatchers, with increasing levels of ‘smart energy meets smart home and office’ functionality to be added progressively into 2019 and beyond.

Use cases for smart energy include:
-Buying better and shaving bills to match individual use cases
-Integrating energy management with home automation
-Light-touch remote monitoring (e.g. ‘Did my living-on-her-own Nanna boil her electric kettle this morning?)
-Participating in demand management and local trading programs (thus establishing the building blocks for Virtual Power Plants)

B1 Hub Australia CEO Anup Raghavan said that adding advanced energy management capability was a logical move for B.One in the Australian market, given the national focus on high energy prices and the real potential to save money by managing energy better.

‘By adding serious energy management system capabilities to the B.One Hub, we’re helping homes and businesses to take on one of their biggest everyday budget challenges.’ said Raghavan. ‘Control means going beyond merely intelligent to be genuinely smart.

‘B1 Hub Australia recognises that the penetration of Wireless Home Automation and Smart Home Automation products amongst consumers are heavily influenced by price and offers two solutions: the B.One Hub, and its latest addition the B.One Mini. The B.One Mini is a WiFi and IR gateway-based Home Automation Hub that is priced under AUD$100, making it an affordable solution to an Intelligent Smart Home.

‘B.One Mini has incorporated all the advanced capabilities of an intelligent Energy Manager using the Wattwatchers devices. With a simple user interface, consumers can now program advanced rule-based decisions to maximise the investment in renewable energy generation and storage.’

Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz said the B1 Hub Australia partnership was a strong step towards his company’s vision for data-enabled empowerment of energy consumers.

‘Most energy consumers in Australia are still getting quarterly power bills in arrears and have no real insight into how they use the electricity that is hitting them in the wallet, much less the ability to control it remotely,’ said Dietz. ‘When energy gets really smart, through partnerships like Wattwatchers and B1, real-time control of electricity becomes accessible, and machine learning will allow the smart hub to do it for you.’

About B.One Hub: The B.One Hub and B.One Mini have been launched in Australia by Adelaide-based Accumulus Energy Group (AEG), as B1 Hub Australia, in partnership with the international manufacturer, US-based Blaze Automation. The B.One Hub is designed for home and small business consumers who are unsure if home automation — or the Internet of Things (IoT) in general — is all it’s hyped up to be. The B.One Hub allows for the wireless control and energy consumption monitoring of devices in the home, such as light bulbs, air conditioners, and speakers via a smartphone app. It’s been customised to the local market, and targeted towards those who are not so tech savvy and living in older housing. The Hub’s open architecture makes it compatible with over 200 devices across different brands and ecosystems. Being a wireless system, the platform can be retro-fitted in homes and rental properties. Beyond just controlling smart devices via a mobile app, B.One Hub can also provide detailed insights into energy usage and wastage patterns. More information at:

About Wattwatchers: Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective. Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces. More information at:

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Pictured Left to Right: Paul Zoz and Katie Loof of Bizco Technologies, Kirk Smith of RCS, Danielle Zoz and Carlos Guerrero of Bizco Technologies

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 / — Bizco Technologies is excited to be announced as the new preferred Managed Services Provider for RCS Pinellas.

“We could not be more grateful for Paul and the Bizco family; they are the quintessential example of what a true community partner looks like. I would imagine there’s thousands of for profit businesses making money without making an impact; however, as a nonprofit charity, it’s impossible for us to make an impact without financial resources. I can’t imagine RCS being able to serve those in need without the financial support of Bizco. Not only is their expertise, technical prowess and customer service second-to-none, their heart and passion for our community is unparalleled.” – Kirk Ray Smith, President & CEO of RCS Pinellas

Since partnering, Bizco has proudly hosted a successful Cottage Party for RCS, fundraising over $8,000 towards the RCS mission of feeding the hungry, helping families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empowering survivors of domestic violence in Pinellas County. We had a great turn out for the event and RCS received several charitable donations from local businesses in Pinellas County such as Spine Pain, North Pinellas Children’s Medical Center, and PROmotion Marketing. Bizco employees have also volunteered with the Food Pantry and are continuing this effort as RCS community volunteer hours available. In the coming months we will be an active supporter in their annual fundraiser such as the Help & Hope Grand Gala on September 22, 2018 at the Conmy Center in Dunedin, Florida.

Paul Zoz, Bizco CEO, said “RCS is one of the most important local charities in Pinellas County as they serve 130,000 citizens in our community. We are honored to be involved with managing their technology projects and to have several employees on staff who are passionate to contribute to the RCS mission.”

Look out on the Bizco Clearwater Facebook page for ways to get involved. If you are interested in donating to RCS please go to or reach out to and we will be happy to connect you.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Katie Loof at 727-754-2695 or email at

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Registration Opens for the 12th Annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference

SMi Group Reports: Registration is now open for the Mobile Deployable Communications 2019, taking place in Warsaw on the 31st January and 1st February.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 21, 2018 / — SMi Group is delighted to announce the 12th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference, will take place in Warsaw on the 31st January and 1st February 2019. This highly anticipated event will explore key drivers causing the growing demand for flexible, protected, and interoperable CIS capabilities.

Registration is now live! With the biggest Early Bird discount available until 28 September. Save £400 and secure your place now at:

With the ability to effectively communicate driving the tempo of the modern battlespace, the need to know ‘where I am, where my friends are and where the enemy is’ remains fundamental for the success of any operation.

This critical requirement has become ever more vital as militaries deploy in degraded environments to tackle asymmetrical threats and electronic warfare technologies which risk disrupting the allied ability to effectively operate.

Key topics include: SatCom on the move, software defined radios, ground terminals and network-enabled capabilities, standardising C4ISR networks, building tactical CIS networks and maximising data telemetry resiliency, operational feedback, research and development and more.

Hear presentations from an unrivalled military and industry speaker line-up, including:

The Host Nation Opening Address: ‘CIS Requirements for the Polish Mission Network’


• How the Polish Mission Network is structured and ambitions to integrate it to the FMN
• Current C2 structures and how requirements for battlespace management are changing
• Interoperability standards among NATO partners and how the Polish Armed Forces are working to ensure continuity of function
• Capability planning and future equipment structures
• Building a network that is adaptable to the modern era. cyber and resiliency considerations
• Flexible architecture designs and future ambitions for the programme

Presented by: Colonel Robert Drozd, J6, Polish Armed Forces

But, this is just a snapshot of what's in store for Mobile Deployable Communications 2019. The event brochure is coming soon and can be requested from the event website:

Sponsorship is now also open for the conference. Should you wish to speak or exhibit at Mobile Deployable Communications 2019, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

Mobile Deployable Communications Conference 2019
Conference: Warsaw, Poland, 31 January – 1 February 2019
Proudly sponsored by: Viasat

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Telnyx Releases Total Toll-Free Search

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, August 21, 2018 / — On Monday, Telnyx released the first toll-free number search with access to any available toll-free number on the market. Telnyx—the world's first full-stack, self-service communications platform—has built an integrated search that can access and provision numbers from the general NPAC database. Now, Telnyx users can search for vanity toll-free numbers by prefix or by contained alphanumeric words or number blocks and find a full accounting of matches.

Telnyx was able to develop these features because of its status as a certified RespOrg. RespOrg are licensed carriers that can control and change the routing templates of toll-free numbers. They also retain access to NPAC databases and information.

"By combining our full-stack approach to retaining as much control as possible over our carrier infrastructure with self-service approach to empowering users to create and configure their own services, Telnyx has created one of the most robust and resilient toll-free services in the industry," said COO, Ian Reither.

Users can now find, provision and spin up vanity numbers in seconds from the Telnyx toll-free page. A toll-free number can forward calls to any number globally, set up on a SIP trunk connection or attached to a Telnyx Programmatic Call Control API for more granular control. Additionally, any toll-free number can apply SMS for branded text messaging with better conversion rates.

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Sofia Evangelina is ready to burst into the world, like a butterfly!

Sofia Evangelina a budding Canadian pop singer/songwriter brings a collection of iconic songs to her debut album ‘Butterfly’ being released on August 24th, 2018

At such a young age Sofia has an incredible voice with a matching persona to perform and such determination I haven't seen in anyone since I worked with Michael Buble”

— Bryant Olender, Producer

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, August 21, 2018 / — Sofia Evangelina exceeds all expectations of a young artist with an abundance of confidence, astonishing natural talent and a ‘powerhouse’ voice. At fifteen, Sofia is releasing her debut album entitled ‘Butterfly’ on August 24thon all platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more!

Sofia Evangelina is a rising young Canadian teen pop singer who is bringing a collection of iconic songs, which is a perfect blend of historical resonance and pop modernity, to her debut album ‘Butterfly'. Bryant Olender who has worked with Michael Bublé produced the aspiring pop princess magical debut album. Interweaving elements of R&B, soul, gospel, and pop, her forthcoming releases are a collection of covers and originals showcasing her vocal ranges and newly found passion for songwriting.

The debut album compiles some of Sofia’s favorite covers that showcase her evolving voice, handling different vocal and musical styles in a completely unconventional way. ‘Butterfly’ is the first extension of her soul, to be shared with the world. She has drawn songs from some of her favorite artists: Beyoncé, Etta James, and Nina Simone. These powerhouse voices have changed Sofia’s perception of how her voice will forever evolve. Sofia was also inspired by some soulful old hits from Lionel Richie, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder, Moody Singing and the youthful bops of Jackson 5 by adding her touch of sparkle and modernity.

From the very early days, Sofia was a natural born performer full of boundless energy. Putting on her mom’s mascara and lipstick and cutting her scarves to create her own funky “designs”, she would spend hours performing in front of a mirror and later, entertaining random audiences. “I have fallen for music since day one,” Sofia explained. “I can just remember hearing and seeing music everywhere as if it followed me. No matter where I went, I felt the rhythm and a beat. I told my mother “it paralyzed me” – for the silly lack of better words at age five!”

Growing up in Calgary, Sofia attended an art-centered school. She won an award entitled ‘the closest to the core of arts’ and enthralled the audience into repeat standing ovations. She won several National talent competitions including Canada’s “National Overall Talent Awards” at Talent INC 2014, Canada TeenFest, The Mics and many others. She has also appeared at various festivals throughout North America.

Many of her fans don’t know that this talented singer-songwriter is an accomplished freestyle skier who has been the youngest to compete at the World Cup circuit in her discipline. It was freestyle skiing that led her to travel the world and observe cultures and people. This experience formed her perspective on youth and global problems and has opened her eyes to identify the trends, narratives of society, and finding raw emotions.

Sofia has a first-hand, deep understanding of the issues and the trends pertaining to youth culture. Through her music, Sofia hopes to inspire her fellow peers and encourage them to embrace their individuality, develop self-esteem, stand up for what is right and embrace their inner beauty. Working painstakingly on her vocals and mastering her craft with prominent Canadian songwriters, Sofia is on an upward trajectory to becoming the voice of her generation.

Sofia translates all of her powerful experiences she lived through and her overflowing passion into her song's lyrics. Her skiing and striving to achieve personal-best attitude, together with traveling the world – has helped to shape her vision and character and had led her to evolve into someone who with her music – now, can help to empower the world.

‘Butterfly’ is being released on August 24thon all platforms and more information can be found on her website

Sofia Evangelina is available for interviews, appearance, and photos upon request.

Press please contact:

Lesley Diana || 604-726-5575


Facebook page:  @sofiaevangelinaxoxo
Twitter: @sofiaevaxo
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What are they saying about Sofia Evangelina?

"Sofia is a powerhouse of talent, energy, and excitement! We have had the pleasure of working with her in her development over the past several years and we can tell you that she delights every single person he meets. She is more than a singer, actor or dancer she is an allover, all-out, full-out, non- stop performer who never disappoints" ~John Stevens and Doug Sloan | Owners, Talent INC Canada

“A powerful and commanding voice for someone so young.  With her passion, determination and positive attitude, superstardom is imminent.” ~ Beverly Delich-Silver Lining Management, Vancouver, BC

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101VOICE Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Verification from Compliancy Group

101VOICE is pleased to announce that it has achieved full regulatory HIPAA compliance.

SANTA CLARA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 / — 101VOICE is pleased to announce that it has achieved full compliance with the federally regulated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), verified by the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data, called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service healthcare clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.

101VOICE has implemented a full compliance program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, PCI, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. 101VOICE ‘s compliance has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches at Compliancy Group.

As a recognized leader in the industry, 101VOICE was recently added to Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US. “101VOICE provides “best in class” hosted telephony services that include all the traditional features and functions the market has come to expect, plus unique and special purpose tools and features to deliver greater and enhanced value, particularly for the healthcare market” said Arman Eghbali, the company’s Chief Engineering Officer. “Service quality, service reliability, and exceptional, top-notch customer service are the cornerstones of the value proposition we deliver to each and every 101VOICE customer.” The HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification is a powerful third-party compliance verification standard, issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program as outlined by federal HIPAA regulation. “Our team has worked closely and very hard with the Compliancy Group to assure our customer’s information and data is secure and in compliance with HIPAA for our healthcare customers and for all our end users” said David Ricci, Vice President, 101VOICE.

101VOICE has completed its HIPAA Compliance implementation program under the guidance of Compliancy Group's team of expert Compliance Coaches®. The important intersection between HIPAA compliance and data security is often lost on IT providers working in the healthcare space. Clients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance–and forward-thinking providers like 101VOICE choose HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification to differentiate their services.

HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification to 101VOICE –a strong differentiator in the ever-growing healthcare IT market."

About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that health care professionals can confidently run their practice. The Guard™ is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches™ to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain™ total HIPAA compliance..

About 101VOICE :
101VOICE is IT Management Corporation’s award-winning Cloud Telephony PBX solution, offering cloud based telephone systems and services nationwide to the healthcare market, school districts, government offices, and general commercial businesses. 101VOICE utilizes best practices and standards based technologies, offering SIP Trunking and complete cloud based, managed enterprise solutions at attractive rates with the highest service quality and support, for mid-market, multi-location companies.

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Sureline Systems Expands Patent Portfolio

Awarded Patent for Innovative Computer-Implemented Method of File System Deduplication

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 / — Sureline Systems, a leader in enterprise-class on-premises, remote and cloud, physical and virtual server Migration and Disaster Recovery solutions, announced that a patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 14, 2018, Patent Number 10,049,016, entitled “Distributed Garbage Collection for the Dedupe Storage Network” covers the company’s innovative cloud migration and disaster recovery solutions.

Patent Abstract
A computer-implemented method of a dedupe file system comprising: replicating a dedupe file system specific metadata of a backup image; replicating one or more data chunks of the backup image; replicating the backup application specific metadata; and advertising to the backup application that the backup image is read ready.

"This new patent is the third granted to Sureline Systems with additional patents pending and shows our commitment to bringing innovative technology to the evolving IT infrastructure around Cloud," says Ravi Goyal, Co-founder, President and CEO of Sureline. "There is a growing interest in moving enterprise applications and workloads across Clouds and on-prem data centers transparently. Sureline’s SUREedge, based on innovative and patented technology, offers enterprise class software solutions for application mobility."

Brief Summary of the Invention
In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of handling garbage data chunks in a replication operation of a dedupe file system comprising the step of determining when the garbage collection operation is initiated. The method includes the step of recording the initiation time of the garbage collection. When the garbage collection operation is in a data deletion state, for each garbage data chunk, the method implements the following steps: acquiring, with the garbage collection operation, a write lock for the data chunk; determining that a hard link count of data chunk; if the hard link count is one (1), marking the data chunk as garbage data chunk; and moving, with the garbage collection operation, the garbage data chunk to a temporary trash directory. The method includes the step of deleting, with the garbage collection operation, the dedupe file system specific metadata of backup images, which are expired. The method includes the step of listing, with the garbage collection operation, one or more new backup images created as a result of a replication operation after the initiation time of garbage collection operation. For each such new backup image, the method reclaims the garbage collection operation, one or more data chunks included in a backup image that is a part of the temporary trash directory, and wherein the garbage collection operation recovers the one or more backup data chunks to the dedupe file system. The method includes the step of deleting, with the garbage collection operation, all the remaining data chunks present in the temporary trash directory. In another aspect, a computer-implemented method of a dedupe file system includes the step of replicating a dedupe file system specific metadata of a backup image. The method includes the step of replicating one or more data chunks of the backup image. The method includes the step of replicating the backup application specific metadata. The method includes the step of advertising to the backup application that the backup image is read ready.

For the full text including U.S., International and CPC Class information, use the following link:

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.
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OASIS Awards 2018 Open Standards Cup to KMIP for Key Management Security and SARIF for Static Analysis Tools

Each static analysis tool contributes a different perspective on the code…Combining the results of multiple tools provides a more complete understanding of the issues…”

— Luke Cartey and David Keaton

BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and the Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) were both awarded the 2018 Open Standards Cup by the OASIS international consortium in recognition of exceptional advancements within the IT community.

Named as Outstanding Approved Standard, KMIP version 1.4 defines a single, comprehensive protocol for communication between encryption key management systems and a broad range of new and legacy enterprise applications. Interoperability for the v1.4 specification was demonstrated by several OASIS members at the RSA 2018 Expo. The OASIS KMIP Technical Committee is co-chaired by Tony Cox of Cryptsoft and Judy Furlong of Dell.

"Encryption Key Management continues to evolve, and with the fourth version of KMIP (v1.4) we have completed the initial objectives of the technical committee in addressing fundamental enterprise needs. In KMIP 2.0, the KMIP TC is now embracing a wider set of functionality required to meet modern enterprise security challenges, and we welcome input from security practitioners and users as we continue on our journey," said KMIP co-chairs, Tony Cox and Judy Furlong.

Named as Outstanding New Initiative, the OASIS SARIF Technical Committee develops an interoperability standard for tools that detect software defects and vulnerabilities. Their goal is to make it easier for software developers to assess the quality and security of their programs by aggregating data from multiple static analysis tools. The OASIS SARIF Technical Committee is chaired by Luke Cartey of Semmle and David Keaton.

"We are honored to accept this award as a reflection of both the hard work by the members of the TC, and the importance of the problem we are working to solve. Each static analysis tool contributes a different perspective on the code being analyzed. Combining the results of multiple tools in a common format provides a more complete understanding of the issues in the code that need to be addressed, like taking a picture of the same object from many angles. This is especially valuable where safety and security are concerned," said SARIF co-chairs, Luke Cartey and David Keaton.

Finalists in the Approved Standard category include specifications and profiles from the Trust Elevation, Business Document Exchange, TOSCA, UBL, and XLIFF Technical Committees.

Finalists in the New Initiative category include the LegalXML Litigant Portal and OpenC2 Command and Control Technical Committees.

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OASIS is one of the most respected, member-driven standards bodies in the world. It offers projects—including open source projects–a path to standardization and de jure approval for reference in international policy and procurement. OASIS has a broad technical agenda encompassing cybersecurity, privacy, cryptography, cloud computing, IoT, legal, emergency management, augmented reality, and more. Any initiative for developing code, APIs, specifications, or reference implementations can find a home at OASIS. Each project operates independently under industry-approved process and IPR policies. Some of the most widely adopted OASIS Standards include AMQP, CAP, CMIS, DITA, DocBook, KMIP, MQTT, OpenC2, OpenDocument, PKCS, SAML, STIX, TAXII, TOSCA, UBL, and XLIFF. Many of these have gone on to be published as ISO, IEC, or ITU standards. New work is encouraged, and all are welcome to participate. OASIS members can be found in 100+ countries on virtually every continent. Major multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, universities, research institutions, consulting groups, and individuals are represented.

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ACG Research Announces New Principal Analyst for Communications Software Practice

Communications Software and telecom industry veteran field joins ACG Research to spearhead new practice

The telecoms industry is poised to undergo one of the largest transformations in its history as we virtualize the network and digitalize and automate the operations using modern software.”

— Mark Mortensen

GILBERT, ARIZONA, USA, August 20, 2018 / — Dr. Mark H Mortensen, a networking and telecom software industry veteran with over 40 years of experience specifying, marketing, and analyzing Communications Software, has joined ACG Research, an analyst and consulting firm. ACG Research provides market share and forecast analysis in the service provider space, business modeling and key performance indicators consulting services, service creation, strategic messaging and go-to-market strategies in all aspects of the networking industry.

Mark will expand ACG Research’s presence in the Communications Service Provider space to encompass software systems used in planning, operating, and monetizing business and network. He is an expert in digital transformation, digital user experience, software architectures (including the nascent cloud native, DevOps and software platform approaches), and the interaction of the software with the underlying physical and virtual network. As the former Management Systems Chief Scientist at Bell Labs, Product Strategy VP at Telcordia, CMO of several startup and turnaround telecom software companies and an analyst for nearly a decade, Mark brings a broad perspective to Communications Software consulting, business development, strategic marketing and product management.

Dr. Mortensen will contribute to a new multidisciplinary digital transformation research stream as well as being responsible for ACG’s Communications Software Practice, providing detailed market analysis and consulting services for software vendors and service providers to address business case and technology evaluation requirements for current and next generation software support and infrastructure. This service includes traditional and cloud-based business support systems (BSS), operations support systems (OSS), and embedded network services software. A revolution of these systems is underway as vendors and service providers digitalize their operations to provide a modern digital experience to consumers and enterprises, implement new digital services, build a new centralized (but eventually distributed) virtualized autonomous network, and implement new business and operational platforms. The basic architecture of these software systems is also undergoing a revolution, moving to cloud native architecture, development processes, and delivery methods.

Mark has a technical background from 20 years at Bell Labs planning and product managing software systems as well as marketing experience as CMO of several software companies. He is expert at product strategy, competitive positioning, and market messaging. He applies these capabilities to messaging and competitive positioning, communications, technology and market strategy via workshops, presentations, white papers and articles across a wide array of topics.

Mark’s current focus is on software to support CSPs’ digital transformation to DSPs, including digital experience and new digital services using virtualized next-generation networks. He is currently researching the transition of BSSs and OSSs to cloud native architectures and software platforms and using artificial intelligence systems to provide extreme automation in the network and business. “The telecoms industry is poised to undergo one of the largest transformations in its history as we virtualize the network and digitalize and automate the operations using modern software,” says Mark Mortensen. “CSPs are looking for guidance from vendors and analysts on where to focus their digitalization efforts to gain maximum near-term and long-term benefits.”

“We are very excited to have Mark at ACG. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in communications software and digital transformation,” says Dr. Ray Mota. “Software is eating the world. Having someone with Mark’s background will help align us with this new future and provide assets in this space.”
For more information, contact Dr. Mortensen at

Ray Mota
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Caring in the Community: Helps Nonprofit Organization Streamline and Centralize Telecommunication System

The Servant Center’s mission is to empower the homeless and disabled, particularly Veterans

The Servant Center’s mission is to empower the homeless and disabled, particularly Veterans

The Servant Center's mission is to empower the homeless and disabled Veterans, so they can become independent and contributing members of the community.

We were extremely happy with our experience with Our agency is service-based, so communication is a critical component of our programs. had us up and running quickly.”

— Stacey Kyser, Director of Marketing and Development at The Servant Center

GREENSBORO, NC, US, August 20, 2018 / —, a pioneering cloud based hosted VoIP telephone company that will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2019, announced that it recently completed an important – and highly rewarding – engagement with The Servant Center.

Based in Greensboro, NC, The Servant Center's mission is to empower the homeless and disabled, particularly Veterans, so they can become independent and contributing members of the community through housing, healthcare and restorative services.

The engagement involved installing 22 IP phones in The Servant Center's new office space, and designing a brand new network topology to connect all locations on a single, centralized and streamlined telecommunications system. The team also helped representatives from The Servant Center learn how to use a range of advanced, yet easy-to-use cloud telephone system phone features such as voicemail-to-email, auto attendant, instant messaging and more.

Per its commitment to helping nonprofits carry out their important work in the commitment, provided the required equipment at and below cost. There was also no charge for training and onboarding.

"While there are many reasons that I'm proud to work at, on top of the list is our commitment to helping many nonprofit organizations, such as our ongoing participation in the annual Greensboro Extreme Nonprofit Makeover" commented Rob Mitchell, Business VoIP Sales Engineer at "As a Marine Corps Veteran, our engagement with The Servant Center was particularly meaningful to me. Now that they have a state-of-the-art telecommunications system, The Servant Center is not only saving money, but they can provide even more service and support to Veterans that need their help. It was a very rewarding experience, and will always be near and dear to my heart!"

"We were extremely happy with our experience with," commented Stacey Kyser, Director of Marketing and Development at The Servant Center. "Our agency is service-based, so communication is a critical component of our programs. had us up and running quickly, and made the transition to the new system easy for our employees. was able to get some of the equipment at cost and the technicians donated some of the installation cost, which was a huge savings."'s culture statement includes "Generosity". They understand that giving back to the non-profit community will show their commitment to helping these organizations which might otherwise no be able to take advantage of communications technology available to many other today. As a company commitment they want others to see their company as being generous and with this generosity they support efforts to help select one non-profit organization to offer voice services at a deeply discounted price.

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About The Servant Center

The Servant Center began as an Episcopal Servant Leadership Project with church volunteers working with those experiencing homelessness to apply for SSI/SSDI benefits. Since that time, The Servant Center has grown organically and has stepped in to meet numerous gaps in service. In 1993 The Servant Center became a 501(c) 3 and began operating under a Social Security Administration grant. While working with those on the street experiencing homelessness, with disabilities, it was alarmingly clear that many of those persons were veterans and needed more services than could be provided by a traditional shelter. So, in 1999 the organization opened Servant House, the first transitional housing program in Greensboro. We are still the only transitional program in the area that exclusively serves those with disabilities and prioritizes veteran. The Center spent much of its early history assisting low-income and disabled persons to apply for SSI/SSDI benefits and in 1997 contracted with Cone Health Systems to continue helping their under and un-insured patients, establishing its Disability Assistance Program. The Servant Center often had difficulty finding appropriate housing for its graduates of Servant House. Therefore, The Servant Center has constructed two permanent supportive housing complexes. These complexes offer 17 apartments along with supportive services. In 2005 the Center became involved in coordinating the first Triad Stand Down, a one-day event of comprehensive services to approximately 200 homeless veterans from 12 counties. In 2008 The Servant Center sponsored the AmeriCorps Partners Ending Homelessness, a program in which AmeriCorps members volunteer a year of their lives to serving those in the Guilford County community who are at risk for or are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity.

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