Published on May 23, 2013. Closed. Posted by Steve Chu
It was a pleasure to serve as a judge for the e-Pay Innovation award at the recent ETA Expo in New Orleans, LA. The winner of the $10,000 award was Trak for developing technology aimed at moving Brazil’s population from a paper payment system to a more efficient electronic format.
Gartner recently published the 2013 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting which included Layered Tech. Since our first inclusion in 2010, Layered Tech has significantly increased our ranking and position with respect to completeness of vision and ability to execute. We have consistently moved up and to the right.
GigaOM, a leading technology news site, recently recognized Layered Tech for leading the big dogs of cloud computing in efficiency and speed. The GigaOM article highlighted Layered Tech’s superior cloud computing performance from our Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas data centers, based on Compuware/CloudSleuth’s Global Provider View. In fact, Layered Tech claimed three of the top five spots among more than 40 US-based cloud data centers competing for this honor of superior performance.
This conference has grown to the point of needing to move to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Along with the tracks offered in Mobility, Women in Tech, Infrastructure, Big Data with Analytics and IT Leadership, I participated in the Cyber Security Symposium. I moderated a panel of experts on Security – It’s All About Perspective. The panel had representation from corporate leaders, consultants and higher education. The panel members were Mark Krisak, Director of Information Security, HEB; Chip Meadows, Sr. Security Analyst, UTSA; Joe Oranday, Vice President, Enterprise Information Security, Frost; Steve Werby, President and Senior Information Security Consultant, Befriend. Continue reading ‘Tips to Guard Against Hacks and Attacks’
At the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics Annual Conference in New Orleans this March, Layered Tech was awarded the prestigious “2013 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year”. I was thrilled to be presented the award on behalf of the Layered Tech team by Microsoft General Manager for Public Sector, Amir Caprilles and Microsoft Federal Practice Director, Jody McCann.
It’s March Madness time, one of my favorite times of year. Maybe it’s playing college basketball brackets with friends and co-workers that has me thinking of infrastructure strategy in basketball terms. But anyway, it occurs to me that while backup and recovery isn’t sexy, it is critical — and not always a slam dunk.
Published on February 14, 2013. Closed. Posted by Ed Welsh
One component of selling Layered Tech’s managed services is dealing with the competitive comparison issue, as prospective clients attempt to determine which service provider is the best fit for their IT management needs. The need to compare Layered Tech to our competition is understandable, but the breadth of our available capabilities makes direct comparisons difficult.
Layered Tech is excited that Microsoft will be a “Special Host Sponsor” for the DelTek GovWin – Cloud/Gov 2013 Conference. Microsoft Federal CTO Susie Adams and Layered Tech President Brad Hokamp will be panelists featuring discussion on “When is a cloud business solution right for your agency?” Larger agencies will be discussing when a move to the cloud is right and appropriate and what are the organizational concerns around moving to the cloud. There will be at least one Microsoft customer on the panel. Additional topics will include our co-branded product “Microsoft Dynamics for Government Cloud– Hosted by Layered Tech,” and will include a discussion on the unique security features of deploying secure private FISMA compliant clouds for Microsoft Dynamics partner solutions and the public sector. There will also be a deep dive on Layered Tech’s longstanding relationship with Microsoft and the LT Public Sector Incubation Center that Layered Tech runs for Microsoft with over 60 ISV (Independent Software Vendor) and SI (System Integrator) partners. Continue reading ‘Cloud/GOV 2013 Conference – Embracing Innovation’
Layered Tech recently partnered with Cloudbook to tell our story and we were thrilled with the results. The CEO of Cloudbook, Vince Vasquez, tells us about his vision below.
Two years ago when the first iPad launched, we seized the opportunity to build a new application to help businesses, like Layered Tech, tell their stories. As such, our storytelling software — based on lessons learned from producing films, documentaries and books — allows the consumer to read and watch a story, chapter by chapter via their iPad, iPhone or online. These stories are packaged in what our customers simply call their “Cloudbooks.” Continue reading ‘Cloudbook Tells Our Story’
Published on January 23, 2013. Closed. Posted by Jeff Reich
Earlier this month, Lisa Vaas published an article on the Naked Security web site on the Ponemon Institute’s Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security funded by ID Experts. Ms. Vaas did a good job of summarizing the most significant finding in the report, that of increase of data breaches over the past three years are due mainly to a lack of secure devices and staff negligence (see graph from report below).