Expanding the Flexible Consumption Opportunity to More Customers

first_imgDell Financial Services Expands the Flexible Consumption Opportunity for Dell EMC Storage Customers When it comes to public cloud adoption, customers expect acquisition flexibility, reduced risk and cost savings. With our OpenScale flexible payment solutions, Dell Financial Services (DFS) is helping customers acquire modernized technology and achieve their transformational goals at a cost favorable to the public cloud.On-premise IT run with flexible consumption is more cost effective than the public cloud for most workloadsGrowing amounts of data continue to drive the need for diversified IT environments. By utilizing flexible consumption models to manage predictable workloads, customers can experience cloud-like flexibility within their on-premise environment without the cost impact of the public cloud. In a recent VMware-commissioned survey of 150 IT decision makers, 41 percent of respondents reported they currently operate private clouds at lower unit costs than public cloud. The survey went on to explain that these cost efficiencies were achieved through a combination of automation, improved capacity planning, diligent cost management and the use of flexible licensing agreements.Announcing a Flex On Demand entry point to make flexible consumption available to more customersThe market for flexible consumption solutions has been previously limited to enterprise customers or those with larger deployments. To make flexible consumption solutions available to more customers, we are excited to announce a lower threshold for consumption-based All-Flash storage through the DFS OpenScale Flex On Demand payment solution. Flex on Demand Velocity pricing models for Dell EMC Unity All-Flash and XtremIO X2 storage arrays will offer price points of less than $1,000 per month, and customers can run consumption-based All-Flash storage without needing custom configuration – thereby improving time to installation for storage deployments.Flex On Demand reduces costs, enabling customers to pay only for capacity as it is used. Customers can take advantage of All-Flash storage on a consumption basis across the Dell EMC storage portfolio and enjoy the operational and cost benefits of running on-premise workloads with a lower capacity commitment and a more flexible payment period through Flex On Demand.We believe flexible consumption models will become the standard for infrastructure investments as customers look to achieve transformation goals with more control at a more cost-effective rate. DFS is committed to expanding our payment solutions in this area, focusing on offering industry-leading flexibility and more choice for customers across our innovative financial services portfolioContinue your transformation journey with flexible consumption today. Contact your local Dell EMC or DFS account representative to learn more about Flex On Demand or to get your Flex On Demand Velocity quote for Dell EMC Unity All-Flash or XtremIO X2.last_img read more

Campus dining directors weigh in on changes

first_imgAlthough the renovations to North Dining Hall (NDH) were the most obvious innovations made to the student dining experience this semester, changes to the structures of Grab ’n Go and flex points have also affected how students eat on campus. Grab ’n Go has been replaced at NDH with the Marketplace — which requires flex points — and flex points have been increased to 500 per a semester.Senior director of campus dining, Chris Abayasinghe, said the changes were made based on student feedback, and expects this year will be a year of “adjustment,” especially after the eateries in Campus Crossroads open. “This is a continuing conversation for us,” he said. “ … We know last year when we increased flex points, we know that our students used all of their flex points. What was interesting was what they were buying with it, which is very similar to what we have in the Marketplace: certain snack-related foods, but also salads and make-your-own items.” Eddie Griesedieck | The Observer The Marketplace has replaced Grab ’n Go at North Dining Hall. The new dining venue features a la carte snack and meal options, but does not take meal swipes.Many of the changes made were to increase the “value proposition,” director of student dining Scott Kachmarik said. Abayasinghe said moving from the “meal equivalency” of Grab ’n Go to using flex points at places like the Marketplace helps with this. “It’s never really equivalent to a meal in a dining hall,” he said. “What we attempted to do with the flex points is allow you to say, ‘Hey, today I’m coming in for lunch, and I’m going to buy these three items.’”Rather than using Grab ’n Go for their third meal, Kachmarik said students were taking advantage of using multiple swipes at once — another change this semester — to stock up on snack food. “Anecdotally, we know meal counts are up in the dining halls, and meal counts are up in Grab ’n Go,” he said. “What we’re finding in Grab ’n Go, and we’re looking into that, is that it’s the snack food that’s going out, not the meals. “ … They’re not getting that third meal, so that tells us those increased flex points are what people are using for that third meal. The usage of Grab ’n Go is also changing, and we’ll figure it out through fall break and in the weeks after fall break.”Reggie Kalili, assistant director of marketing for campus dining, said the difference between using meal swipes at Grab ’n Go and flex points at other venues “seems like semantics.” “It’s all part of the meal plan, and we did allocate flex points because we knew the marketplace was going to be a little different than Grab ’n Go,” he said. “I know people have been in the Marketplace and have really loved what’s there, so I don’t think there’s a negative to that or what they’re purchasing — an acai bowl, for example. They’re totally different concepts.” While Abayasinghe said the plan is not necessarily to phase out Grab ’n Go — that will depend on feedback and usage, he said — the choice to not include something similar to the Marketplace in South Dining Hall (SDH) was based on how the facility is designed. “This really comes down to a design in infrastructure,” he said. “We were very, very intentional in how we designed the Marketplace, and also all of North Dining Hall. “ … The traditional Grab ’n Go that we have in South Dining Hall — we’re kind of limited in what we can do there, infrastructure-wise. You know how tiny that space is, and once you get the refrigeration in there, the ability to create the Marketplace [in SDH] doesn’t really exist.” Kalili said that while the Marketplace doesn’t exist in SDH yet, the plan was to include one in the future. “Had we had the logistics and the space [in SDH], we would have put it here as well, he said. “So when [SDH] gets renovated again, we’re definitely going to be adding a Marketplace here.”Tags: Campus DIning, flex points, marketplacelast_img read more

Sutton Foster’s Getting Younger! See Her Hanging Out With Her New Friends

first_img Sutton Foster View Comments Star Filescenter_img We have good news and bad news. The bad news? Sutton Foster has left the Great White Way for the small screen again. The good news? The Tony winner will be appearing on your TV every week on Younger! The new TV Land series by Sex and the City creator Darren Star tells the story of a New Jersey divorced single mother in her 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something. The comedy, which also stars Dan Amboyer, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor, premieres January 13, 2015. Foster posted this adorable shot of her new friends on Instagram—check it out, then catch Younger on TV Land this winter!last_img read more

Facts about EMV migration (and why it’s important to consumers)

first_imgThe EMV chip is widely recognized as one of the payments industry’s most powerful tools in the fight against card fraud.While the U.S. may have initially been slow to embrace EMV, industry research suggests that our migration to the global security standard is accelerating.thehill.com recently reported that 600 million new EMV chip cards have been placed in the hands of U.S. consumers since last October, and that 75 percent of consumers nationwide now possess at least one EMV-enabled card. A recent article published by TSYS reveals that up to 37 percent of POS terminals in the U.S. are now EMV-compliant as well.The majority of EMV-enabled cards in use today are credit, but EMV for debit is making inroads across the U.S. marketplace. The Payments Security Task Force has projected that 98 percent of all cards in the U.S. will feature EMV chips by the end of 2017.These statistics are positive indicators for U.S. consumers, as historically EMV has delivered on its promise to dramatically reduce counterfeit card fraud. MasterCard reports that, in January 2016, EMV-enabled merchant sites in the U.S. saw a 27 percent reduction in counterfeit fraud (by dollar volume), as compared to the same period last year. The company has also seen counterfeit card fraud drop up to 80 percent in countries that have already standardized on EMV security technology. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ithaca Police investigating reports of shots fired

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Ithaca Police Department responded to reports of shots fired on Saturday. The police department says that no victims have been found at this time and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Ithaca Police Department: The police department says officers responded at approximately 1:15 a.m. and arrived in the general area of South Titus Ave and Geneva Street/South Cayuga Street and Clinton Street. center_img Police officials say upon arriving at the scene, officers searched the area and interviewed witnesses who reported hearing what they believed to be gunshots. They also say a white sports car left the area immediately after the gunshots. Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245  Police Administration: (607) 272-9973  Police Tipline (607) 330-0000  Email: policeinfo@cityofithaca.org  Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapolice  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolicelast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 Jobs

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 Jobs October 31, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that WebpageFX, Inc., a full-service Internet marketing, and web design agency, will expand its national headquarters in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, and create at least 80 new jobs.“Through this expansion, WebpageFX will nearly double its employee headcount from 92 to 172 high tech positions,” said Governor Wolf. “Not only does this represent significant, positive growth for the company, but also a wealth of new opportunities for the area’s recent graduates seeking high skill jobs that offer quality training and development options and work environment well-being amenities. We applaud WebpageFX for its continued success, and expansion, as a Pennsylvania-based business.”WebpageFX has purchased and will renovate a 12,000-square-foot office building at 1711 North Front Street in Harrisburg, adjacent to its current location, and connect the two buildings to create a technology campus. The company plans to invest at least $2.65 million in the project, which will include the purchase of the property and its renovation into a modern office space designed to promote technical innovation. WebpageFX has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and to the retention of 92 existing positions over the next three years.Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin will tour both WebpageFX buildings today highlighting the expansion project and future technology campus.“Online marketing is an essential component of growth for all businesses in today’s marketplace,” said WebpageFX President Bill Craig. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s outstanding universities and colleges, have successfully created an environment to foster technical innovation, allowing WebpageFX to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.”WebpageFX received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $240,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $68,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.“The recent expansion of WebpageFX, with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team and Community First Fund, is a gratifying success story of ingenuity, commitment, and hard work, which today helps fuel growth in the technology industry for our region,” said David Black, president and CEO of The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is pleased to have provided support in their growth from a startup in our TechCelerator in Carlisle to a dynamic job creator in the city. Success stories like this send very positive, very powerful messages about Harrisburg and our region.”Earlier this month, Webpage FX was also awarded a $500,000 Impact Harrisburg grant to support this expansion project.WebpageFX is a full-service Internet marketing, web design, and web development agency offering integrated web solutions for businesses around the world. The company’s team, made up of award-winning designers, developers, and marketers, aims to help clients create an Internet marketing plan that fits their businesses’ unique strengths and goals. Last year, WebpageFX was named a ‘Top 75 Employer in the US for Millennials’ and was the first place winner of ‘Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.’ It has also been named one of the ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA’ for the past four years.For more information about WebpageFX, call 888-449-3239 or visit www.webpagefx.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

‘ILONGGOS WIN’: MORE Power assures city consumers of better service

first_img“MORE Power has quick response teamsready to cater and respond to Ilonggo power consumers’ needs and queries,” saidCastro. On Feb. 14, 2019 President RodrigoDuterte signed into law MORE Power’s franchise, Republic Act (RA) 11212. He assured consumers that MORE Power,which has a 25-year exclusive power distribution franchise in this city, willserve the Ilonggos with “high regards.” “MORE Power will focus on its fourcommitments as promised,” said Castro. These are:• improvement of distribution system reliability• minimization of franchise-wide outages• commitment to competitive power rates• customer satisfaction “Ï am also grateful to all Ilonggoswho greeted us with the kindest of words,” said Castro. That night, MORE Power responded to 13“troubleshooting” incidents and attended to almost 40 hotline calls, herevealed. “We are sure to realize sooner ourbusiness mantra – Sa MORE Power,Ilonggo ang winner,” Castro said.He, however, appealed to the Ilonggos to stay calm amid the transition period.“To bring MORE Power to the level of a world-class electric distributionutility, it will take at least three years to rehabilitate and improve theinherited facilities given its state,” said Castro.Congress refused to extend PECO’s franchise citing, among others, poor customerservice. This, said Castro, is in accordancewith MORE Power’s franchise to give preference in hiring those who will be“displaced” during the transition period. ILOILO City – MORE Electric and PowerCorp.’s (MORE Power) takeover of the power distribution system here is a“triumph of the Ilonggos” seeking better service, said the power firm’spresident and chief operating officer Roel Castro. “We assure everyone that we are now ontop of the situation. We have taken full control of the power substations andall distribution assets since Friday last week,” said Castro. The franchise of PECO, the sole powerdistributor here for 96 years, expired on Jan. 19, 2019. POWER IN THEIR HANDS. Personnel of MORE Electric and Power Corp. check the power substation on General Luna Street, Iloilo City after taking over the facility from Panay Electric Co. “We are now in full control of thefive substations,” Castro declared, “and we have competent and highly-skilledtechnical people manning the five substations.” Castro thanked Mayor Jerry Treñas,among other city and provincial officials, for “the solid support to MOREPower.” Starting today, March 2, MORE Power’snew corporate office is at the PRO FRIENDS Building, along IV-C General LunaStreet, Barangay Inday, Iloilo City.  In seeking the expropriation of PECO’s assets, MORE Power citedSection 10 of RA 11212 and Rule 67 Section 2 of the Revised Rules of Courtauthorizing it to take possession of, exercise control over, and manage andoperate all of the power distribution assets in Iloilo City. MORE Power’s official Facebook pagewas “flooded” with congratulatory messages from netizens after the takeover, hesaid. Armed witha Writ of Possession from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 23, MORE  Power took control of the power substationsof Panay Electric Co. (PECO) in the districts of LaPaz, City Proper, Jaro, Mandurriao, and Molo on Friday last week. Over the weekend, more than 40employees and third party employees of the former distribution utility operatorapplied for some 100 positions that MORE Power allocated for them. In March 2019 MORE Power asked RTC Iloilo City Branch 37 to issuea writ of possession authorizing it to take immediate control, operation, use,and disposition of PECO’s power distribution system assets. The expropriation of PECO’s assets in its favor, according to MOREPower, would allow it to “immediately address and correct poor services,overcharging, frequent brownouts, expensive rates, old and unsafe facilitiesand practices, and other service deficiencies that this city’s power users andconsumers had long suffered.”/PNlast_img read more

East Central’s Alex Maxwell up for Athlete of the Week

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The Cincinnati Enquirer has received nominations for their athlete of the week. East Central’s, Alex Maxwell, who plays Quarterback is vying for Top Northern Kentucky/Indiana Player of the Week. According to the enquirer, “he was 7-for-12 passing with 134 yards and one touchdown. He also had 107 yards on 13 carries for three more touchdowns as East Central beat Greensburg 38-14.” You can vote for Alex here, as well as check out the other players vying for Athlete of the Week. You can vote once per hour, so keep voting!last_img read more

Cathy Sears – Brookville

first_imgCathy Marie Sears, of Brookville, was born on September 27, 1957 in Connersville, a daughter to George and Edith Becker Rust.  She married Darin Sears on May 9, 1998 and he survives.  Cathy loved gardening, collecting crafts and spending time with her family.  On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 62, Cathy passed away unexpectedly at her residence. Those surviving who will cherish Cathy’s memory include her loving husband, Darin Sears; a step-son, Joey Sears of Brookville; two sisters, Pamela (Darrell) Hillenbrand of Connersville, and Joyce McQueen of Greensburg; one brother, George David Rust of Connersville and several nieces and nephews.Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, October 15, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow immediately after in Maple Grove Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Cathy Sears.last_img read more

EPL: Arsenal ends winless run against Newcastle

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Arsenal continued to show improvement under Mikel Arteta as a second-half blitzing of Newcastle gave them a 4-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners overcame a lifeless first half to turn it into a rout as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all found the net, ending the Gunners’ run of four successive Premier League draws. It was their second win of 2020 and Arteta will be confident his side are now on an upward trend as he tries and implements his ideas. It turned into an almost perfect afternoon for Pepe, who bagged two assists, produced the sort of contribution that justifies his £72 million price tag in the summer, while Ozil scored his first goal since last April and Lacazette ended a nine-game drought. Newcastle, who set up with five at the back, probably needed to score first, but they had chances to get back into the game, notably through Allan Saint-Maximin’s shot which hit a post. Having deemed their winter-break trip to Dubai a success, Arteta was hoping the work done will have transferred on to the pitch, but it was Newcastle who enjoyed the early opportunities. The Gunners did not have long to wait before they did go ahead as Aubameyang did the business in the 54th minute. The 30-year-old was in the perfect place to find the corner with a cushioned header from Pepe’s pinpoint cross. Pepe enjoyed a golden few minutes as three minutes later he got on the scoresheet to make it 2-0. This was down to the skill and enterprise of Bukayo Saka, who nutmegged Lazaro and teed up the Ivory Coast international to coolly sweep into the bottom corner. That seemed like that would be the end of the contest, but on another day Newcastle might have made a comeback. Only a brilliant block by David Luiz denied Ciaran Clark as the defender somehow missed from close range while Saint-Maximin, whose pace and energy was a threat throughout, struck a post with a curling shot. The Gunners made sure of it in the 90th minute as Ozil scored his first goal since last April, slotting home from Lacazette’s assist. The Frenchman also ended a long wait for a goal as he struck for the first time in over two months as he scuffed home another Pepe cross at the death.Tags: Alexandre LacazetteArsenalMesut OzilMikel ArtetaNewcastle UnitedPierre-Emerick Aubameyanglast_img read more