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#365noscope Day 132: HAPPY (LATE) BIRTHDAY, TROZTE!!!

I’m so sorry I took so long with this! And I’m sorry that this is the second consecutive year that I’m late with your present! But at least I didn’t misspell your name, this time! ^^’

Head canon: Dylan slays those who dare call him cute, while making sure his hair is flowing and on fleek. Yes…. *epic music in background*

“Happy Birthday to you,
You are a Zigzagoon,
And One with Many Options!…
Them glass are sweet, too!”
-Dorsa, 2014 (unedited b-day poem I made for trozte last year, and I’m too freakin’ lazy to come up with a new one, so I copy and pasted this here. :3)

I HOPE YA HAD AN AWESOME BIRTHDAY!!!
Stay strong, live on, and thrive for the future, my friend! :D

#1 U.S. DRAMA “NCIS” NAMED THE MOST-WATCHED DRAMA IN THE WORLD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Hit CBS Series Honored with International TV Audience Award

At the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

MONTE-CARLO, Monaco – June 18, 2015 – NCIS, the #1 drama on U.S. television for six consecutive seasons*, continues to be the most-watched drama in the world, according to Eurodata TV Worldwide. This evening at the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, CBS’s global powerhouse series received the prestigious International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series for the second year in a row. NCIS is distributed worldwide in more than 200 markets by CBS Studios International.

The annual International Audience Award is presented jointly by the Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide to reward programs who delivered the highest ratings worldwide in 2014 across five continents in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas.

International Audience Award nominees were pre-selected** among the 15 top imported fiction programs in 64 countries, representing almost 3 billion potential viewers. NCIS garnered more than 25 million viewers worldwide in 2014.***

Having recently completed its 12th season in the United States, NCIS is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads this troupe of colorful personalities, including NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee and Probationary Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop.  Assisting the team is forensic specialist Abby Sciuto, medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard and Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer. Overseeing the operations is NCIS Director Leon Vance. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties. The series stars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham and David McCallum, with Executive Producers Gary Glasberg, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Frank Cardea, George Schenck, Steven D. Binder, Scott Williams and Donald P. Bellisario. NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Television Studios.

About CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 18 channels in 24 languages across over 100 territories, reaching more than 70 million households worldwide. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

*Source: Nielsen, NTI. 9/21/09 – 5/20/15. Broadcast season only. Rank on total viewers. Live+7 ratings.

**On the condition that the production companies agree to participate to the 2015 edition.

***Total of TV ratings of the best performing episode in the broadcast countries among the 64 countries included in the survey. Sources: Eurodata TV Worldwide / Relevant partners.

Scope of Survey: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.

SOURCE: http://www.cbscorporation.com/news-article.php?id=1140

Last night I had barely any sleep and when I did it was all fever nightmares and I couldn’t tell if I was awake or dreaming and I woke up with a temperate and kinda hysterical and feeling like id been run over by a bus. There’s a massively painful lump in my throat that kills whenever I gulp. I spent all day drinking water, having like ½ hour mini sleeps and sweating like a bitch so dad’s calling the doctors tomorrow (it’s 4:48am so today technically) to see if it’s the flu or tonsillitis again

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Harm Reduction Efforts Shut Down at Electric Forest 2015

This past weekend I attended Electric Forest for a second consecutive year. Last year I absolutely fell in love with the Forest, the people, and all of its beauty & vibes. Unfortunately this year it saw many problems including overcrowding, releasing too many tickets, not enough water refill stations and most devastating of all was the fact they shut down Dance Safe’s booth. Our community has seen these situations go down for example Bunk Police being shut down and volunteers arrested at Bonnaroo. This year I began participating as a DanceSafe visionary (volunteer) because I wanted to give back to a community that showed me so much love, beauty, and open-mindedness. I want to educate others on they possible consequences of taking these illicit drugs and how to take care of themselves if they so choose to participate. The fact that a festival I love so deeply and more so a community that I have endless love for despite its issues decided to turn a blind eye to the fact that prohibition does not work, but only increases the chances for more fatalities and emergency situations is truly devastating. By the time I attended my first shift at the booth we were no longer allowed to do free on site drug testing and had to pull our Heroin information card because we were told it is promoting the use of such heavy drugs. I think the community deserves to be educated and I believe this knowledge should be available to all. If you choose to put something in your own body regardless of it legal status you should have the right to receive information and know what precautions to take to protect yourself. Time and time again we have seen that prohibition and scare tactics are not effective. Instead let’s become a stronger and more knowledgeable community working towards shifting to a perspective that revolves around harm reduction and safety. Love & Light.

June 27th, 2015 is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day!

Information is courtesy of http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

About PTSD Awareness

The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). For the second consecutive year in 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness (S. Res. 481). Efforts are underway to continue this designation in 2015.

Following trauma, most people experience stress reactions but many do not develop PTSD. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. However, if stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, seeking help to determine if PTSD is a factor is important.

The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. We can all help those affected by PTSD.
Raise PTSD Awareness

“Greater understanding and awareness of PTSD will help Veterans and others recognize symptoms, and seek and obtain needed care.” – Dr. Paula P. Schnurr, Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD

Commitment to Veterans and Others

VA provides effective treatment for our Nation’s Veterans and conducts research on PTSD, including the prevention of stress disorders.
“Raising PTSD awareness is essential to overcoming the myth, misinformation and stigma surrounding this mental health problem” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald. “We encourage everyone to join us in this important effort.”

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Globo Recognized Again in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant Report for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

(Jun 16, 2015)

Palo Alto Calif. - June 16th, 2015

Globo Plc (LSE-AIM: GBO, OTCQX: GOBPY), the global provider of Enterprise Mobility solutions and services for both enterprise mobility management and mobile application development, has been included for the second consecutive year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) report for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites 2015.  

For the Year 2015, Gartner has positioned Enterprise Mobility Management suites as the “glue” that connects mobile devices to an enterprise’s workflows encompassing devices, apps and data. This year only 12 vendors have been recognized in the MQ.

All vendors were evaluated against a series of criteria that involve a combination of business metrics and technical capabilities. According to the report, each vendor in the Magic Quadrant must meet the following criteria:

  • The vendor must have at least $12 million in 2014 EMM revenue.
  • There must be five references from organizations using the EMM product in production.
  • The vendor must offer EMM support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
  • The vendor must provide MDM, MAM through app wrapping or an SDK, and MCM.

Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, Globo’s CEO commented:

“We believe our inclusion in Gartner’s 2015 EMM Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year is another major distinction for Globo. In the market, there are a significant number of vendors that provide some EMM functionality, but far less than what an enterprise should expect from a complete mobility solution. Globo is unique in that we offer a comprehensive solution combining enterprise mobility management with a mobile application development platform to develop and manage any app, which is now a prerequisite for a true mobility solution.”.

Notes to Editors:

About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites report

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Globo

Globo (LSE-AIM:GBO, OTCQX: GOBPY) empowers the mobile enterprise by enabling employees to work and collaborate from anywhere, anytime and by extending the enterprise’s engagement with customers and partners. Globo is unique in offering a complete enterprise mobility solution by merging Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) and professional services. Globo solutions cover critical areas for a “Mobile First” enterprise, which are data security, app and device management as well as app design and development. The Group operates internationally in USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia, and has achieved worldwide recognition from leading analysts firms like Gartner, IDC and OVUM. For more information visit www.globoplc.com

Source: http://www.globoplc.com/en-GB/press-releases/?newsid=1429

‘How I Met Your Mother’ No. 1 In the World One Year After Getting Off The Air

How I Met Your Mother is still popular! The hit CBS sitcom has won its first International Audience Award for best comedy at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Interestingly, the recognition, bestowed annually at the top-rated globally drama, comedy and soap, came well over a year after

the ensemble comedy ended its run on CBS, the first time the award has gone to a series that is no longer on the air. US fare extended its dominance in the audience awards categories, with NCIS repeating as most poplar drama series in the world for a second consecutive year. While crime procedurals have lost ground on American television to flashier, noisier serialized dramas, their worldwide supremacy continues. CBS crime dramas have won nine of the 10 years the award has been around with CSI (six times), NCIS (two times) and The Mentalist. Fox’s medical procedural House logged the remaining win. In comedy, HIMYM succeeds The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, which won the last two years, following a 7-year streak for Desperate Housewives.Related stories‘How I Met Your Mother’ Alternate Series Ending Is Short & SweetKourtney Kang Inks New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TVNick At Nite Adds 'How I Met Your Mother’, 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ & 'Everybody Loves Raymond’ To Primetime Lineup

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Kenya Tourist Board defends title at World Travel Awards

Kenya Tourist Board defends title at World Travel Awards

KTB managing director Muriithi Ndegwa, left, celebrates with World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke, centre
The Kenya Tourism Board had cause for celebration earlier after Kenya scooped nine awards at the annual World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony.
At the event, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort, the organisation retained the trophy forAfrica’s Leading Tourist Board, which KTB has held for four consecutive years.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve was also recognised in the category for Africa’s Leading National Park.
In a further boost for the coast, following the removal of the FCO travel advisory from the Mombasa region north to Watamu for UK visitors last Thursday, Diani Beach clinched the award for Africa’s Leading Beach Destination for the second consecutive year.
The event also proved to be a rewarding evening for the private sector in Kenya, with Twiga Tours, Carlson Wagonlit and Naivaisha-based spa resort Enashipai among the winners.
KTB managing director Muriithi Ndegwa welcomed the award for the best tourism board and attributed the success to the dedicated staff and support from the parent ministry as well as the private sector.
He said: “We are honoured to win the title of the Leading Tourism Board for the fourth time running.
“This will add impetus to our marketing strategies despite the challenges that have impacted the sector in the recent past.”
He said the voting of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as Africa’s Leading National Park and Diani as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination was an indication of Kenya’s unbeatable position as a leading safari and beach destination.
“We are leveraging on these endorsements of our traditional products to promote our other diverse http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/kenya-tourist-board-defends-title-at-world-travel-awards/tourism products across the destination,” said Ndegwa.
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For the second-consecutive year, Dakota Whyte has earned a spot on the Canada Development Women’s National Team. The 12-player roster is set to compete in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Games July 5-13 in Gwanju, Korea.

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Globo Recognized Again in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant Report for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

(Jun 16, 2015)

Palo Alto Calif. - June 16th, 2015

Globo Plc (LSE-AIM: GBO, OTCQX: GOBPY), the global provider of Enterprise Mobility solutions and services for both enterprise mobility management and mobile application development, has been included for the second consecutive year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) report for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites 2015.  

For the Year 2015, Gartner has positioned Enterprise Mobility Management suites as the “glue” that connects mobile devices to an enterprise’s workflows encompassing devices, apps and data. This year only 12 vendors have been recognized in the MQ.

All vendors were evaluated against a series of criteria that involve a combination of business metrics and technical capabilities. According to the report, each vendor in the Magic Quadrant must meet the following criteria:

  • The vendor must have at least $12 million in 2014 EMM revenue.
  • There must be five references from organizations using the EMM product in production.
  • The vendor must offer EMM support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
  • The vendor must provide MDM, MAM through app wrapping or an SDK, and MCM.

Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, Globo’s CEO commented:

“We believe our inclusion in Gartner’s 2015 EMM Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year is another major distinction for Globo. In the market, there are a significant number of vendors that provide some EMM functionality, but far less than what an enterprise should expect from a complete mobility solution. Globo is unique in that we offer a comprehensive solution combining enterprise mobility management with a mobile application development platform to develop and manage any app, which is now a prerequisite for a true mobility solution.”.

Notes to Editors:

About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites report

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Globo

Globo (LSE-AIM:GBO, OTCQX: GOBPY) empowers the mobile enterprise by enabling employees to work and collaborate from anywhere, anytime and by extending the enterprise’s engagement with customers and partners. Globo is unique in offering a complete enterprise mobility solution by merging Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) and professional services. Globo solutions cover critical areas for a “Mobile First” enterprise, which are data security, app and device management as well as app design and development. The Group operates internationally in USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia, and has achieved worldwide recognition from leading analysts firms like Gartner, IDC and OVUM.

Source : http://www.globoplc.com/en-GB/press-releases/?newsid=1429

「NCIS」世界で最も見られているTVシリーズに2年連続認定!

先日6月18日に開催された第55回モンテカルロ・テレビ祭にて、
“世界でもっとも視聴されているドラマシリーズ” に授与される
「国際テレビ観客賞」を去年に続いて2年連続で受賞しました!

12年も続いていて尚もファンを魅了し続ける作品のファンで
本当に良かったと思います。正直言うと、ジヴァが居た頃の方が
面白かったですけどw、長年見続けてきたキャラクター達への
愛着がある限り、ずっと応援し続けたいと思います。

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Number 1 US Drama ‘NCIS’ Named the Most-Watched Drama in the World for Second Consecutive Year

SINGER JUDY MOWATT INVITED TO PERFORM AT GROOVIN' IN THE PARK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

NY: Veteran reggae singer Judy Mowatt, who thrilled fans as part of the Marcia Griffiths & friends package at last summer’s Groovin’ In The Park concert in New York, has been invited to perform at the festival for the second consecutive year. Beres Hammond is the only artiste who has performed at the annual festival twice.

“Based on Sister Judy’s outstanding performance last year when she was a guest of Marcia Griffiths and numerous fan requests, we were compelled to extend an invitation to her to return to the Groovin’ stage to deliver a full length performance” Christopher Roberts, founder and CEO of Groovin’ In The Park said.

Mowatt will join Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean, Morgan Heritage, Stitchie, Carleton  Luciano and Cocoa Tea as confirmed acts at Groovin’ in The Park 2015 which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday June 28. 

The revered singer rose to prominence in the 70’s as a member of the I-Threes (which included original members Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley) the backing vocalist for Bob Marley and The Wailers. She is the first female singer nominated for a Grammy Award in the reggae category for her ‘Working Wonders’ album which was nominated in 1985. Her 'Black Woman’ album which was released in 1980 is considered one of the best reggae albums by a female artiste. 

As a solo act she is best known for songs like 'Many Are Called,’ 'Black Woman’ and 'I Shall Sing.’  

In 1999 the Jamaican government awarded her the Order of Distinction for her contribution to Jamaica’s music industry.

Presenting sponsor of Groovin’ In The Park is the Door Restaurant. Supporting sponsors include The Smoke House, TD Bank, SQPA, Nutrament, Caribbean Foods Delight Inc, BullZii Marketing, Groovin’ Radio, Laparkin Shipping, Tower Isle Patties and VP Records. Log on to

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Polina Edmunds of San Jose chosen for World Figure Skating Championships
#Figureskate #WorldJuniorFigureSkatingChampionships [San Jose Mercury News]San Jose teen Polina Edmunds is returning to the world figure skating championships for the second consecutive year. The Archbishop Mitty High junior was named to the team Sunday with fellow 2014 Olympians Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold. Edmunds was eighth …
New York Runners Dominate Shelter Island 10K

New York Runners Dominate Shelter Island 10K

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Online: 25 June 2015
In Print: 25 June 2015

Words and Photos by Gianna Volpe

Peter Hawkins of Malverne racing in the Shelter Island 10K on Saturday.
Gianna Volpe photo

By Gianna Volpe

For the first time in 36 years, rain fell upon runners Saturday at the Shelter Island 10K, though more than 1,000 crossed the finish line and were led by New York-based runner Eliud Ngetich, 21, who left the pack behind in the second mile to easily win in 28:52.31 (4:39 mile pace).

Diriba Degefa Yigezu, 27, of New York finished second in 29:43.42, while Ayele Megersa Feisa, 27, also of New York finished third in 29:50.11. For the second consecutive year, 2014 Boston Marathon winner and Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi, 40, ran and placed fourth with a time of 29:58.54(4:50 pace), setting a new Masters record in the process.

“I try to be consistent,” Keflezighi said with a smile about placing fourth in the race for the second year in a row.

Eliud Ngetich, 21, won Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K race.
Gianna Volpe photo

Ngetich, the 10K winner who hails from Kenya, said the rainy weather had initially put a damper on his confidence.
“I was hoping to win the race, but when it started raining I wasn’t sure I was going to win it,” he said. “After the one mile, I knew I was going to win. I was running my own race.”

The women’s race was much more competitive with Elfnesh Melaku, 29, a native of Ethiopia and resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, winning in 34:04.45 (5:29 pace). Katie DiCamillo, 27, of Providence, Rhode Island, finished second among women roughly five seconds later with a time of 34:09.83.
Amos Sang of Massachusetts, who remained hot on Ngetich’s heels through the first mile, said after his 31:34.59 finish that he was disappointed to take seventh place.?“I felt good in the first two-and-a-half miles, but my body went numb after that,” the Massachusetts runner said.

Complete results are available at auyertiming.com.

Though racers and spectators initially huddled beneath tents and umbrellas before the event began, most slowly began meandering about the field near the finish as rain fell harder and harder.

Peter Hawkins of Malverne, 51, one of two entrants who competitively raced in wheelchairs, was found at the finish line telling the story of the tight race he’d won against Southold competitor, William Lehr, despite getting a flat tire.
“I saw my friend Billy go by me and I was like, ‘I gotta catch him,’” said Hawkins, who finished in 36:37.42, about a second ahead of Lehr. “I had a mile-and-a-half to catch him—and I did catch him and won—but only by about half a chair length.”

The two weren’t the only participants to use wheelchairs, however. ?Seven-year-old Isaiah Bird—a Long Island wrestler recently featured on ESPN—was one of 18 representing the Long Beach Gladiators summer wrestling camp on Saturday. Bird was found in the Shelter Island High School gymnasium alongside his team in a wheelchair with a lacrosse stick taped to it so that Coach Miguel Rodriguez, who both mentors and, at times, houses the boy, could help him keep pace during the race.

“Isaiah lives with his parents on the West side of Long Beach, but during the wrestling season and certain school times he stays with us. My father works for the school district—he’s Isaiah’s one-on-one TA—so living with us makes it easier to transport him when his mom is working and his dad is busy doing his thing,” said Coach Rodriguez’s 14-year-old son, Elijah. “We’re all here on a team trip to run the 10K and a lot of us here are motivated for two reasons—for Isaiah, of course—and to help one of the people in the wrestling community who was recently diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer.”

Proceeds from Saturday’s race will benefit the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, which gives scholarships to Shelter Island High School seniors, as well as other beneficiaries that include the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, East End Hospice, Reach Within, and the Lt. Joseph Theinert Foundation.

Over a thousand runners competed in Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K.

Gianna Volpe photo

Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner’s Public Cloud Storage Services for Second Consecutive Year

Gartner research recently published their Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services and recognized Microsoft Azure as a leader for the second year in a row based on completeness of our vision and ability to execute. This comes at the heel of recent independent research report by Nasuni where Azure Storage is recognized as the best performer in benchmark tests. Gartner’s report further substantiates Microsoft’s position as the only vendor named a leader across Gartner Magic Quadrants for IaaS, Application PaaS, and Cloud Storage.

The amount of digital data produced each year is growing exponentially. According to IDC, by 2020 total digital data will be close to 40 Zetabytes (40,000,000PBs) and majority of it will be stored in cloud. Microsoft Azure Storage is very well positioned to help our customers scale their storage in cloud at a lower cost, all while maintaining high durability and availability. In addition, as our Storage offerings will be available in 22 regions worldwide soon, customers can choose to select their storage location closer to where their applications run, and can scale their solution to meet global demand.

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services, Worldwide

These graphics were published by Gartner, Inc. as part of larger research documents and should be evaluated in the context of the entire documents. The Gartner documents are available upon request here

Microsoft Azure is the only cloud provider to offer customers comprehensive options to select among Local Redundant Storage (LRS), Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS), Geo Redundant Storage (GRS) and Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS). You learn more about each of these options and pricing here.

Customers looking for comprehensive Cloud storage offering and enterprise solutions can depend on Azure Storage. We provide the following cloud storage offerings – Block Blobs, Page Blobs and Disks, Tables and Queues and Files. You can learn more about each offering by starting with Introduction to Azure Storage and watching Azure Storage overview video. Azure Cloud Storage is also well integrated with other Microsoft products such as StorSimple, Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery enabling customers to seamlessly tier their enterprise data growth to cloud, back up active data to cloud and recover data seamlessly in event of a disaster in a primary data center.

Finally, we continuously innovate on Azure Storage to address customer feedback. This is evidenced by the recent GA of Azure Premium Storage, which provides customers with the ability to run IO intensive workloads requiring low latency (e.g. SQL Server running on Azure VMs), reduce overall costs and experience incredible transaction speeds. Since launching Premium Storage, we have seen thousands of Azure customers benefit from the Virtual Machine performance. You can learn more about this offer here and Premium Storage overview.

Our Customers’ Stories:

Our rapid innovation has enabled customers and partners accomplish their business goals such as reduced processing time, increased speed of innovation and lower overall costs. Below are some examples of how our customers are benefiting from using Azure Storage.

Chronodrive, French grocery chain halves inventory processing time by upgrading to Azure Premium Storage

Serko Online travel company upgrades cloud storage, sees significant boost in database speed

McKesson Leading Healthcare Company Offers Healthcare Analytics on the Microsoft Cloud Platform

Mazda Gains Better Data Protection, 95 Percent Lower Costs Using Hybrid Cloud Storage

We’re excited that Gartner continues to recognize the completeness of our vision and ability to execute for cloud storage, and look forward to delivering more on this vision to our customers and partners. If you’d like to read the full report, “Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Cloud Storage Services,” you can request it here.

Please share your perspectives on the report, and on the rapidly evolving cloud Storage landscape.

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



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SCCU Honors Local Auto Dealers as 2014 Watchdog Dealers of the Year

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Melbourne, FL (PRWEB)
June 30, 2015

Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU) recently honored six auto dealers with its 2014 Watchdog Dealer of the Year award, in recognition of the superior service they provide to SCCU members. The awards are based on SCCU member survey ratings throughout the year, in addition to the total loan volume they generated for SCCU. This year’s winners include: Rosner Chevrolet, AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Pembroke Pines, Bev Smith Toyota, AutoNation Ford of Miami, Universal Nissan Hyundai, and Daytona Dodge. This is the fourth consecutive year Rosner Chevrolet was honored with this award and the second consecutive year for AutoNation Ford of Miami.

“Local dealers are our partners in the auto business and we work together to ensure that our members are highly satisfied – both with their experience at the dealership as well as with SCCU. We value our members’ feedback and share their voice through uncensored ratings and reviews displayed on our website to help inform and protect other members,” says Jodie Kinley-Smith; SCCU’s indirect lending sales manager. “This award is a way to thank and recognize those dealers who provide exceptional service to our members.”

This marks the sixth year for the Dealer of the Year award program that started in 2009. Each dealer recognized receives a plaque to be displayed at the dealership as well as a special vehicle sale that is promoted to SCCU members at no charge to the dealership. Although SCCU has been providing auto loans through dealerships in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties for many years; this is the first year that dealers from these regions have been honored with the Watchdog Dealer of the Year award.

Beyond ratings and reviews, SCCU Members’ Watchdog promises to always watch out for its members’ financial interests in all aspects of their lives. SCCU fulfills its promise by using its experience and knowledge to assist members through the auto buying decision, and providing the most competitive auto loan rates with no hidden costs. SCCU’s indirect lending program not only saves members’ money, but also time, by enabling members to obtain their loan when purchasing a vehicle right at the dealership.

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Space Coast Credit Union was chartered in 1951 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. The Credit Union serves over 300,000 members with assets of over $ 3.4 billion through a network of 58 branches and over 100 ATMs located throughout Florida and through its web site, SCCU.com. Space Coast Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives or works in the fourteen Florida counties it serves. Locations can be found at SCCU.com/locations.







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