Red Hat CloudForms

Complete Lifecycle, Operational and Financial Management


Red Hat CloudForms offers unified management for hybrid environments, providing a consistent experience and functionality across container based infrastructures, virtualization, private and public cloud platforms. Red Hat CloudForms enables enterprises to accelerate service delivery by providing self service, including complete operational and lifecycle management of the deployed services. It provides greater operational visibility through continuous discovery, monitoring and deep inspection of managed resources. And it ensures compliance and governance via automated policy enforcement and remediation. All the while, CloudForms is reducing operational costs, reducing or eliminating the manual processes that burden IT staff.

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Upgrade Your Scanner Software to ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional


If  you own a scanner, you are likely already using ABBYY FineReader Sprint or other lite-version document imaging software. However, Sprint is a basic version of FineReader and doesn’t include many of the productivity-enhancing features needed to thrive in the workplace.

These 5 features compel businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions globally to upgrade to ABBYY FineReader12 Professional:

  1. The essential text recognition and image editing features, including auto-correcting, extended settings for automatic image processing, in-depth cropping tools, and popular output image/text formats like PDF, JPG, PNG, BMP, DOCX, CSV, XLS, and more!
  2. 190 translation languages.
  3. Multi-core Processing Optimization – the ability to efficiently utilize powerful processors to read and capture multiple documents at once.
  4. Customizable quick-tasks help you save time by automating the organization of your converted files.
  5. Simple, direct export to cloud-based storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Microsoft Office 365.

Because of its ability to transform any scanned document or image into a variety of editable formats, PC Magazine named ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional the Editor’s choice for Best OCR Software. Learn more and request a free trial by visiting

Live a clean, healthy lifestyle while growing your own farm!


Create healthier offices, schools and homes with the OPCOM Farm Grow Box, Grow Wall and Cube.

Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, OPCOM Farm products are self-contained, easy to assemble, hydroponic farming systems. Each kit includes everything the user needs to get started, even the seeds. All units incorporate a patented air-water filtration system and power-saving, cost-efficient LED lights that are height adjustable. The GrowWall Farm and Garden as well as the Cube can be daisy-chained to create an indoor farm, garden or forest. Using the central control panel, users simply set their Grower to AUTO run and monitor it with OPCOM’s Link Cloud Farm application.

With OPCOM Farm products, even novice farmers can produce organic produce or gardens for home or sale in local markets. Children can learn and study plant growth in the classroom.

In addition to producing healthier food for the table, OPCOM Farm products also purify the air for safer school and work environments. WHO estimated air pollution kills up to seven million people annually. GrowWalls efficiently reduce PM2.5, CO2, Formaldehyde, Benzene and other indoor pollutants. Fully grown, one GrowWall becomes a mini indoor forest, comparable to 10 air purifiers and 2 oxygen generators.

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Rain Design Ergonomic Mstands Enhance Productivity, Health and Focus

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Ergonomics plays a key role in the general well-being and productivity of people at work, in school or at home. Rain Design’s ergonomic support solutions for notebooks, tablets and smartphones improve posture and support dynamic work styles. Their  bestselling mStand transforms a notebook into a stylish, comfortable and stable workstation and now, a new generation of mStands offers additional flexibility and support for other smart devices as well.

The new mStand 360 for notebooks incorporates a swivel base that accommodates easier sharing and collaboration  with colleagues. It allows the user to safety turn the laptop without the pressure of weight. The mStand mobile and mStand tablet series help alleviate hand fatigue and neck pain by allowing users comfortable viewing and hands-free usage- making touching, swiping or writing with a stylus easier. And since there is not one universal position comfortable for everyone, the mStand tablet pro and mStand tablet plus are designed with adjustable hinges so the users can adjust the height and angle for the most optimal ergonomic usage.

Rain Design award-winning products are endorsed by top editors and industry professionals and come highly recommended by satisfied customers.

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How To Simplify A Hybrid Cloud Deployment


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The evolution of cloud has seen many businesses move from private to public cloud platforms, and it has become evident that while some workloads and applications require a private, dedicated environment, others operate more efficiently on a public cloud platform.

No cloud is a one-size-fits-all solution, so increasingly we see organizations adopt hybrid or multi-cloud infrastructures to support varying requirements for different business units. This raises the question of where to begin to simplify enterprise IT architecture. Often, the best starting point may be foundational – the data center.

How Colocation Supports Multi-Cloud Solutions

Rather than distributing the IT architecture across a growing number of data centers many businesses find value by locating the enterprise layer of their architecture in the same data center as the cloud providers they employ today, and establishing direct connections to cloud service providers.

The resulting solution achieves higher performance at a lower total cost by providing the following key benefits:

  • Enhances business performance by eliminating or reducing latency inherent in connecting and integrating multiple clouds and supporting service providers
  • Reduces cost and complexity by reducing the number of network connections required to support the architecture
  • Ensures competitive pricing on a wide array of network products connecting the enterprise premises to the network-rich, cloud-enabled data center
  • Enables flexibility in the enterprise architecture by ensuring that changes can be supported on a real-time basis

Learn about how CoreSite colocation and interconnection can help you build your hybrid cloud




Expand an existing SPAN (Port Mirror) or Tap port monitoring capability with the USR 10/100/1000 Variable 4 Port Aggregator and Regenerator. Dual purpose hardware provides the option to share identical copies of data made by Tap or SPAN ports to multiple tools for security, storage or recording purposes — or combine Tap and SPAN port data into one combined stream for complete visibility into network traffic. The 3:1 mode faultlessly combines and processes up to three streams of data into a single data stream allowing a single monitoring tool access to a larger portion of the network. The 1:3 mode replicates up to 3 copies of data, and when used with an Aggregation Tap like the USR4503 can increase visibility to four monitor ports, sending identical copies to separate network tools (analyzer, IDS, probe) for simultaneous monitoring and analyzing. Eliminate SPAN port contention, oversubscription, and configuration errors with this easy to install and port saving device. Ideal for security applications or anywhere you need dedicated access to your network links for advanced or consolidated monitoring.

  1. Flexible
  2. Network stability – help eliminate SPAN port contention and errors
  3. Secure
  4. Simple installation
  5. Up-time – deploy tools immediately without impacting production network

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Ingram Micro expands Unified Communications portfolio

Have you heard? Ingram Micro recently acquired NetXUSA Inc, an unified communications and collaboration distributor. Ingram Micro aims to boost our portfolio of IP communications products to strengthen our UCC business and better support our customers.

Telecom and VoIP are growing in importance for managed service providers like Platte River Networks, which have to meet greater demands for connectivity, bandwidth and cloud solutions from customers. The acquisition of NetXUSA shows that Ingram Micro recognizes that need in the marketplace and is investing to help its partners fill the void for customers, as stated by David DeCamillis, vice president of sales and marketing at Platte River Networks, a Denver-based Ingram Micro partner.

Ingram will gain immediate access to a new telecom service provider customer set, and will look to leverage those relationships throughout the distributor’s entire global organization, Ingram Micro CEO Alain Mione stated. NetXUSA will keep the name as an Ingram Micro company. NetXUSA supports 1,200 customers in the United States with more than 300 independent telecommunications service providers and 800-plus resellers.

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