Dell EMC Helps Service Providers Modernize

first_imgNo matter where you are on your transformation journey, Dell EMC can help. We have expertise in translating applications into infrastructure needs based on our deep institutional knowledge.  Additionally, we can be prescriptive where requested with our validated systems or flexible with infrastructure and platforms within an ecosystem of service provider suppliers. Let us know how we can help you. For enterprise networksDell EMC validated systems for virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) – delivered with Versa Networks to modernize CPE at branch sites to deliver network services such as routing, firewall security and intrusion detection from one virtualized system.Dell EMC validated systems for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) – delivered with Versa Networks to blend legacy multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) with public internet connections, making it easier and more efficient to add sites to the virtual private network as traffic patterns change. As traditional enterprises shift investments to enable their Digital Transformation and cloud delivery models, they increasingly rely on modernized, flexible and agile service providers. When I say service providers, I mean all types: communications service providers; cable multiple system operators; hosting/co-location providers; public cloud providers; vertical market cloud specialists; and consumer webtech providers.To adapt to this shift, most service providers already are embarking on a transformation journey requiring new architectures and technologies. They are building differentiation into how they manage and operate the cloud services sold to their customers and how they interface with upstream services, partners, advertisers and digital content. This change is rich with opportunity.First, these investments will help service providers build out their own operations and capabilities, so they can increase agility and speed time-to-service delivery to increase customer satisfaction. It will also enhance flexibility to address their customers’ digital transformation needs. Finally, these changes will help service providers to better position for cloud and as-a-service consumption models.Dell EMC and the Dell Technologies family are investing to enable the modern service provider. We have deep experience with these models from our work with enterprises. We know what service providers need to evolve and what the future state should look like. This forms the basis of the expanded service provider partner program in the Dell EMC Partner Program and the newly created Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions Engineering Practice.The Cloud Service Provider track in the 2017 Dell EMC Partner Program features an expanded go-to-market engine. Participating partners can leverage the program to create differentiated cloud services, shorten time-to-market and accelerate time-to-revenue. Key investments include strengthened partner compensation benefits, enhanced rewards for cloud resale partnering and increased Dell EMC sales and marketing investments.The Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions Engineering Practice offers a wide range of tested and validated systems for various service provider use cases. The new validated systems include industry-leading compute, storage and open networking solutions, providing industry-standard building blocks that virtualize and automate workloads. Initially, we are focused on network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions for communications service providers:For mobile operatorsDell EMC validated systems for virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) – delivered with Affirmed Networks to virtualize the functions required to converge voice and data on networks.Dell EMC validated systems for virtual IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS) – delivered with MetaSwitch Networks to use IP for all packet communications – including email, fax, and direct messaging – over wireless and landlines.last_img read more

Early Voting Begins Today in Palm Beach County

first_imgEarly voting begins today in Palm Beach County for the upcoming Primary Election on August 18th.According to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link, “We have more Early Voting locations than ever before and longer hours to better serve our community.”Early Voting will occur between Monday, August 3 – Sunday, August 16. There are 18 locations across the county and polls are open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. To find the closest and most convenient location for you click here. To ensure safety during voting, election officials have implemented a COVID-19 voter safety guide at all our polling locations.You can read more about the safety procedures we put in place to keep you safe while voting here. When you go vote, please bring your photo ID. Remember, you can vote at any Early Voting location in the county. If you have a Vote-by-Mail ballot, you can drop it off at any Early Voting location also.last_img read more

Gujarat Giants wins the maiden Big Bout Indian Boxing League 2019 title

first_imgAdvertisement ags248NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9jf0s5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Een( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2h8Would you ever consider trying this?😱k3bpCan your students do this? 🌚pqimcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Gujarat Giants unbeaten streak continued in the finals of the inaugural season of The Big Bout Indian Boxing League 2019 as they were crowned champions. The finals was a thrilling experience to witness as the pugilists put up a strong bout against its opponent Punjab Panthers.Advertisement The power packed team of superstar boxers such as Sarita Devi, Duryodhan Negi, Ashish Kumar, Poonam, Rajesh Narwal, Amit Panghal along with players like, Chirag and Scott Forest from Scotland have led the team to win the title of champions and remain unbeaten the entire season.Advertisement Gujarat Giants have been the favourites since the kick off of the league with consistent and exhilarating performances from each of the prolific pugilists. Backed by some great support staff which provided them the best in class training, the results were bound to come and it showed in the boxers performances.Advertisement Gujarat Giants at its core, has the philosophy of inculcating a culture of sports at the grassroots level which is mirrored by the team owner’s – Adani Group’s – philosophy of nation building along with the group’s Garv Hai initiative which supports raw talent pan India. The backbone of Gujarat Giants is to create global-level opportunities for future champions.“The victory for Team Gujarat Giants celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in Indian boxing. The feedback from the boxing community and television audiences among others has been extremely encouraging which augurs well for the sport in the near future. While Indian is already showing great promise in boxing, I am sure the Big Bout League would take the sport to a new level and hopefully become a powerhouse of boxing talent globally in the next 2-3 years.” said, Pranav Adani, Managing Director, Oil, Agro and Gas, Adani Group.On winning the league title Chirag said, “I am extremely happy to be a part of first champion team in the first Big Bout League and thankful to the Adani Group for this opportunity. I can’t wait for the next season to start.”Sarita Devi said, “It’s a joyous moment to be a winner in the 1st league itself. Thanks to Gujarat Giants owner, Adani Group. It facilitated such a platform for us. Special thanks to Big Bout league that is highlighting us athletes. We hope this continues in coming years that furthers opportunities for young boxers. Our coaches has supported us phenomenally, especially Sandhu Sir. He has worked in India team for over 30 years and working with him has been a great experience. Along with him Anurag Sir and Hooda Sir, thanks for their care and attention.”Gurbax Singh Sandhu, coach of Gujarat Giants, said, “This has been a great league with all boxers performing well, especially Amit Panchal, who also motivated the entire team. Besides Amit, other boxers like Chirag, Scott and all other boxers they also did their best and contributed towards this success of Gujarat Giants. Overall, if I evaluate, every boxer of the team put in best efforts which ultimately led to this success. Besides that, the coaches of the team, Jagdip Hooda, Hitesh Kumar, they were very active, supportive and motivated the boxers to give it best. And the support staff, Gaurav, physio, masseur, and even the other sport of audio-visual activities, they were really good. They provided all the required materials to boxers and supported at every point. The total efforts of the whole team of the boxers and the team of support staff, Mr Satyam Trivedi and Dhiraj Parashar from Adani Group, the owners and all the team, they really worked in unism and this is the result, and if they keep on doing this, results will be very good in the future.The Gujarat Giants have registered a powerful season showcasing their preparedness for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Big Bout Indian Boxing League has proven to be a huge success for the team, the Adani Group backed Gujarat Giants have emerged as true heroes of the league.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Temple Athletics mourns longtime public address announcer

first_img“Rest In Peace Merv,” Staley said in a statement on Twitter. “The voice of our program. Neither met a stranger. Overall great man!! There are a lot of great @TempleOwls who will welcome you home. Godspeed to the Jones Family!” “All of Temple Athletics is in mourning due to the loss of a great man and Owl, Merv Jones,” Patrick Kraft, Temple’s director of athletics, said in a statement. “For three decades, Merv’s booming voice delivered the action of Temple Football and Basketball games to fans at Lincoln Financial Field, the Liacouras Center and McGonigle Hall.” Jones graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a degree in radio, television, and film. He then went on to work at the Greatest Sports Legends TV series and co-produce the A&E series The Gifted Ones.  On Wednesday, Temple Athletics announced the death of Merv Jones, Temple’s longtime public address announcer and former athletics communications assistant director, after a “long bout” with cancer. Jones was 54. Jones left his position with Temple Athletics in 2004 to work with Steve Rotfeld Productions in Philadelphia. Jones is survived by his parents, Mervin and Catherine, his sisters, Angela and Kathy Beverly, and his brother, André.center_img Jones returned to Temple in 1998 as an adjunct professor teaching a class called ‘Racism in College Athletics.’ That year, he became the public address announcer for Temple football and Temple Men’s basketball.  “Merv was the consummate professional and loved his Temple Owls, but more importantly, he was a great man beloved by all who knew him,” said Larry Dougherty, Temple’s senior associate athletic director, via Twitter.  Two years later, he joined the Temple Athletics staff as an assistant director in the Owls’ media relations department. He handled the media relations for Temple Women’s basketball coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Dawn Staley. last_img read more

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Giants keep 13-year streak Opening Day streak alive in LF

first_imgSAN DIEGO–Barry Bonds was the Opening Day left fielder in 14 of the 15 seasons he played for the San Francisco Giants.Since Bonds’ final season with the Giants in 2007, no player has started in left field on Opening Day in two consecutive years.The Giants kept a 13-year streak alive Thursday by naming Rule 5 draft choice and recent acquisition Connor Joe the starter in left field for the 2019 opener against the Padres.Related Articles Giants disrespected Bumgarner with …last_img

Infantino says 40-team World Cup not a certainty

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino is not yet certain that the 2026 World Cup finals would feature 40 teams even though he personally favours an expanded tournament, he said on Tuesday.Infantino also said he would be happy for several countries to share the hosting of the World Cup, describing it as much a “social event for the whole world” as a global sporting competition.Infantino made a 40-team World Cup a key part of his campaign before his election in February but admitted it was not entirely up to him to decide whether the 2026 finals should be increased from the tournament’s current 32-team format.“My opinion has not changed on the 40 teams, but that’s my opinion. We will have to discuss it and see what’s the best for football,” he told reporters from international news agencies on Tuesday.FIFA expects to make decisions by October on the number of teams, the format for the tournament and the continents that will be eligible to stage the tournament.The latter would be a key decision as it would determine whether countries from Asia, where Qatar is staging the 2022 World Cup, can bid to be hosts.The final decision on the host nation will be made in May 2020.“For the moment, everything is open, but there is a question of who can and cannot bid…we will see,” Infantino said.“CONCACAF (North and Central America and the Caribbean) didn’t have a World Cup for a long time.“Nothing is definite. I believe in the 40 teams because I think it is positive for the development of football and we have seen that again at the Euro 2016 in France with eight more teams.“We need to realise that these kinds of events, like the World Cup or European Championship, are more than just a competition, they are really social events for the whole world.”Source: Cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sindhu enters pre-quarters of China Open

first_imgChangzhou, Sep 18 (PTI) Olympic and world championship silver-medallist P V Sindhu Tuesday progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD one million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here. The third-seeded Indian defeated World No. 39 Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-13 in the opening round at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium.The match started out as a close contest with Sindhu and Saena before the Indian broke off to grab a 13-7 lead at one stage. She kept dominating the rallies and pocketed the opening game without much trouble.In the second game, Sindhu zoomed to a 6-0 lead but Saena managed to make it 8-10 before the Indian entered the interval with a slender 11-9 lead.After the break, Sindhu jumped to 15-11 before grabbing eight match points at 20-12 and sealed it comfortably. PTI ATK PM PMlast_img read more

5 Key Ways to Maximize Email Marketing Effectiveness [Data]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack This is a guest blog post written by Hunter Boyle. He is the senior business development manager for AWeber and a seasoned optimization and content marketing strategist. Hunter also speaks and blogs about multichannel marketing with an emphasis on SMBs and nonprofits.We all know that today, high quality content that helps prospects and customers solve business problems is the most effective type of marketing.And no matter which channels deliver that help, from blogs and social sites to webinars and whitepapers, email is still playing an integral role in cultivating those business relationships.When asked about their top email marketing priorities for 2012 in a recent MarketingSherpa survey of more than 2,700 email marketers, “delivering highly relevant content” ranked first among large and mid-sized companies (70% and 62% respectively), and second among small businesses (71%), surpassed only by “growing and retaining subscribers” — which, of course, largely depends on content also. This is great news, because it suggests that email will continue to improve in 2012.The trick is, how do we keep making those content-driven email relationships better and more profitable for all involved, marketers and customers alike? We set out to answer that question, and the result was a new special report ebook and email series that explores five key ways to maximize your email marketing:1. Approach List Building StrategicallyThere’s no shortage of tactics for growing email lists, but it’s all too easy to get caught up in them at the expense of a fully developed plan. Does your email strategy account for how and when to apply various tactics, when to test others, and a consistent process for analysis and adjustments? With less than a third of email marketers saying they send relevant emails to segmented audiences with a clear conversion goal, this is an area ripe for improvement.2. Set Clear Expectations for SubscribersAs marketers, we often don’t see the disconnect between our perception of how our offers are presented and how prospects see and understand them. In particular, short email forms that simply ask for name and email and offer little context or information about send frequency, specific content options, or address validation, tend to generate larger lists but include lower quality contacts. We may know what’s behind our opt-in form, but how clear is it really to a first-time site visitor who got served a pop-up window before even reading the page? That’s why it’s critical to set expectations with your potential subscribers so they know exactly what they’re signing up for and exactly what the value is.3. Segment Lists to Match Your PrioritiesWhether you’re segmenting lists based on behaviors such as opens, clicks, and downloads (or lack thereof); on stage in the sales cycle; or on more specific demographic data, the bottom line is that segmentation is a huge factor in establishing relevance. Matching segments to your organization’s ideal customer personas makes your content more engaging and your offers and campaigns more likely to succeed. So why are only about half of email marketers using these techniques regularly?4. Automate Your CampaignsThank you, welcome, and transactional emails are widely used by organizations of all sizes, but research shows a significant drop-off in other types of automated messages. Lead nurturing, drip campaigns, re-engagement campaigns, and auto-responders make it easier for marketers to create email series with the intent of building relationships; however, these types account for roughly one-third or fewer of the emails sent by survey respondents. If your content mix includes “evergreen” information such as how-to articles or training videos that won’t lose their news value, marketing automation is definitely an option worth exploring.5. Optimize and Test RegularlyTo quote the MarketingSherpa report, “Continuous experimentation is the quickest path to peak performance.” Yet only 28% of small businesses regularly test and optimize email messages. Mid-sized and larger organizations fared better, but still only around half test regularly. Deadlines and full workloads are a common culprit, but let’s say you run a test that yields an 18% lift in response — you’d probably find time to test more consistently next time, right? Interestingly, subject lines are among the most popular tests, yet they often produce the smallest gains compared to other areas such as landing pages and target audiences. Don’t be afraid to test various elements of your email marketing efforts to optimize email performance.The tips above are a starting point, but for more detailed charts from the survey plus recommendations and links to case studies, how-to articles, and online tools related to these five steps, you’ll want to get the complete special report ebook and email series. MarketingSherpa and AWeber are providing the series for free through December 31. Originally published Dec 14, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Email Marketing Topics:last_img read more