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4 Gadgets Every Traveler Needs to Carry Around

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There are some people who are constantly on the move, be it that they’re visiting their family abroad, traveling for business or even traversing the globe for pleasure. Even though traveling is a lot of fun, it can also be quite exhausting, especially if you don’t have a proper game plan. You see, what you need to learn is how to make a checklist, learn a packing hack or two and, of course, get yourself adequate traveling gear. Here, we don’t aim just at comfy clothes for a lengthy travel. There are some gadgets that could help make your trip much easier to bear and here are four of them.

1.      Tablet, smartphone or laptop

The absolutely first thing you need to have with you on all your travels are your tablet, smartphone or laptop, in other words, something capable of supporting all the travel apps you need. With access to the internet, you can communicate with people back home, access all the work-relevant data and, of course, find all the information on your target destination. Once you have this covered, all you need to do is learn how to find free Wi-Fi and you are covered for the most part.

2.      Portable battery charger

The more apps you use, the faster your battery will drain, which is why you might want to invest in a portable external battery charger. Sure, you might hope to simply recharge your battery when you get the chance, but then again, this plan has several major drawbacks. First of all, you aren’t likely to find a place to insert your charger while on a plane or other types of public transportation. Furthermore, the socket in the country you are visiting may be completely different from what you have back home, which would mean that you need to have an adequate adapter with you at all times. Finding a good portable charger is, therefore, a much simpler solution.

3.      Noise canceling headphones

One of the things that most people hate about flying is the noise. The lady in the front might travel with a couple of unruly kids, the guy in the back might be way too loud and the person next to you might be snoring much louder than you believed humanly possible. For those who are on business travel, this flight is probably the only opportunity to catch forty winks, before the havoc starts. That is why you should buy the right headphones. This way, you can relax to your favorite show, listen to some music or even continue your audiobook.

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4.      Luggage GPS

One of the greatest fears of every single traveler is that their luggage will somehow get lost in all the commotion at the airport. Luckily, a modern technology has the way of resolving this problem as well. The key to salvation lies in getting one of those amazing luggage GPS devices, putting them into your luggage and then tracking them via an app on your smartphone. Seeing how this device isn’t much larger than an average wallet, it won’t take up much space, which is another great thing about it.

In Conclusion

As you can probably see, each of these incredible devices more than earns its right to get a spot in your travel kit. Sure, you have a great deal of customization when it comes to the actual combination you are about to take. For instance, a 2017 smartphone is capable of almost anything that a laptop can do but takes up a lot less space, which can be a deal-breaking quality on a long-time voyage. Be as it may, each of the above-listed four shows serious prospects of raising the quality of your voyage to a whole new level of comfort and security.

Dan Radak is Hosting security specialist. Currently employed as a consultant in couple of Web Hosting companies. Lately, he has been interested in web design. You can reach him on Twitter.

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Logicworks Launches Targeted Professional Services Portfolio for AWS

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Logicworks Launches Targeted Professional Services Portfolio for AWS

Provides strategy, architecture design, migration, security, and DevOps based on AWS expertise and best practices

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Logicworks today announced the launch of its specialized professional services portfolio of products for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The program is custom-built to support customers who have made the strategic decision to use AWS as a key platform for their IT infrastructure and need highly specialized expertise, engineering, and consulting services.

Logicworks recruited industry veteran and IT executive Chuck Price to run Global Professional Services for the company. Chuck has been involved in technology and business leadership for over 25 years including Global CIO for the SANS Institute, CEO and founder of Ajubeo, SVP of Technology for Coresite, head of technology for TD Ameritrade Trust Company, and has held C-level positions at Fiserv Investment Support Services, Requisite Technology, Syngistix and Net Library.

“Logicworks is the industry leader in AWS infrastructure management and DevOps,” said Price. “Customers have told us that they need our guidance well before the Operate and Run phase of adoption. Our Professional Services practice will allow us to bring value to customers at any stage of the journey to the AWS cloud from strategy to design to complex application portfolio migrations.”

The new offering is based on two tracks, Migration and Optimization. Migration follows AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and Migration Readiness and Planning (MRP) constructs. These principles cover the full spectrum of requirements for new AWS projects including strategy, planning, technology readiness, architecture design, and managed migration. The Optimization track follows AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAFR). WAFR is a guiding concept that covers a full suite of analysis and improvement products for current AWS customers. It includes architecture, cost optimization, security & compliance, and DevOps automation. Between these two tracks, Logicworks offers end-to-end consulting and engineering services to accelerate customers’ move to the cloud while improving efficiency, security, and return-on-investment.

The addition of custom-built AWS Professional Services products to Logicworks’ broader suite of managed services and software reflects the company’s maturity and commitment to the platform. Logicworks sits at a unique position in the AWS partner ecosystem as a Premier Partner with over 100 AWS technical certifications, and AWS certified competencies in Migration, DevOps, Security, Healthcare, and PCI/eCommerce. Logicworks was acknowledged in the “Leader” category of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Managed Service Providers.

Logicworks’ AWS Professional Services address three strategic areas of focus:

  • Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) – An in-depth strategy and planning approach for organizations beginning the journey to the cloud. CAF aligns all the key stakeholders in the company across IT, finance, legal, HR, and sales and develops a consensus of the value, risk, and roadmap to a cloud migration.
  • Migration Readiness & Planning (MRP) – A comprehensive planning exercise for cloud migrations. This service includes auto-discovery of the application portfolio and current hardware footprint, analysis of compatibility and existing platforms, and evaluation of security and compliance requirements, resulting in a detailed architecture design and Agile migration plan.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAFR) – A blueprint for efficient and modern IT design, WAFR is the culmination of a decade of best practices and architecture principles on the AWS cloud. Logicworks analyzes the existing AWS account against the pillars of Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Operational Excellence. Logicworks adds the additional dimension of regulatory compliance for Financial Services and Healthcare industries. The service concludes with remediation sprints to implement the findings and recommendations.

In addition to the new professional services offering, Logicworks continues to develop its proprietary cloud management and automation capabilities. A beta release of its new Pulse software platform was launched in September, providing up-to-the-second intelligence about cloud operations across myriad sources. Between its intellectual capital in cloud operations, its comprehensive professional services practice, and its industry specialization in the highly controlled markets of Financial Services and Healthcare, Logicworks is positioned to continue leading the pack of AWS consulting vendors.

To learn more about Logicworks Professional Services for AWS, please visit: www.logicworks.com/managed-cloud/cloud-migration-strategy/

About Logicworks

Logicworks, the leader in compliant cloud solutions, provides end-to-end professional services, cloud management, and cloud security to clients in the finance, healthcare, and SaaS industries. For more information, please contact info@logicworks.com or (212) 625-5300.

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Hollywood Storytellers Rely on Avid to Create this Holiday Season’s Biggest Films

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The film industry’s top editors and mixers trust Avid’s award-winning solutions to create the season’s most anticipated movies, including Murder on the Orient Express and Molly’s Game

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced that the film industry’s leading creative professionals used Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create the most anticipated movies of this holiday season. Powered by MediaCentral®, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid’s creative tools provided unmatched speed and consistency with collaborative workflows to propel these imaginative stories to the silver screen.

Featuring an all-star cast including Director and Producer Kenneth Branagh, and Actors Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, Murder on the Orient Express gives audiences a thrilling ride on the opulent Orient Express train. A murder on the train quickly turns passengers against one another as they race to find the killer before he strikes again. Award-winning Editor Mick Audsley relied on the industry’s renowned editing solution, Media Composer®to bring the film to life. Audsley worked closely with Branagh in his directorial debut alongside First Assistant Editor Thora Woodward, Associate Editor Pani Scott, Assistant Editor Sarah Bowden, and Editing Assistant Julia Hewitt. For the team, it was important that they pay homage to the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie and the original film, while contemporizing its presentation for today’s audience.

“Working with Ken on his first feature film was a pleasure, and a first for me as I’ve never cut a film for a director who was also a leading actor,” said Audsley. “Media Composer played a key role in our editing process—allowing us to edit efficiently and helping us manage and meet our tight deadlines. It’s important that the process is quick and painless so we can progress smoothly without falling behind. I can always trust Media Composer to handle any challenge the day brings.”

Based on the true story of Olympic skier Molly Bloom’s fall from grace, Molly’s Game is an American crime story about Bloom’s secret life. The film follows how she became the mastermind behind the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker ring for a decade before being arrested by the FBI. Supervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente and his editorial team at sound post-production company, Formosa Group, relied on Avid’s industry-standard professional audio solution Pro Tools® to bring the film’s soundtrack to life.

“With sound editorial crews working in both the U.S. and Canada, Pro Tools became an international language that the entire sound team understood,” said Benavente. “It allowed both editors and mixers to incorporate and work with each other’s sessions seamlessly, helping us to give Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut the rich soundtrack it deserved.”

The film industry’s top creative professionals turned to Avid’s trusted solutions to create many other films for this holiday season, including Bright, Call Me by Your NameDarkest Hour,DownsizingFather FiguresHostilesThe Greatest Showman, The Last Flag Flying, Phantom ThreadPitch Perfect 3, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Shape of Water, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Star, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Wonder.

“The holiday season always shines a spotlight on the incredible work of our talented film customers and users,” said Avid President, Jeff Rosica. “With Avid tools empowering their creative magic, these world-class storytellers continue to delight audiences, win over critics, and storm the box office.”

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2017 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid Everywhere, Avid NEXIS, Avid FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, PlayMaker, Pro Tools, Avid VENUE, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.

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Leidos Partners with Claroty for Passive Monitoring of Cyber Threats to Industrial Control Systems Networks

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Claroty’s Passive, Continuous Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response, and Secure Remote Access Solutions Now Available to Leidos Customers around the Globe

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. and NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering company and Claroty, an innovator in operational technology (OT) network protection, announced today that Leidos has partnered with Claroty to provide passive monitoring capabilities to its Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager® (ASM) solution for industrial control systems (ICS) networks. Leidos customers will immediately gain enhanced cybersecurity for industrial and critical infrastructure networks by integrating the Claroty Platform for continuous threat monitoring, detection and response. The offering will be available through resale by Leidos to both current and future Leidos Industrial Defender ASM® customers.

The Claroty Platform is an award-winning suite of integrated products specifically designed for OT or ICS environments. It provides comprehensive protection, detection and response capabilities – yielding unmatched cyber risk management for OT or ICS networks. The platform proactively protects and continuously monitors ICS networks in a passive manner for cyber threats. This approach ensures no interruption to critically important industrial processes. With secure remote access, asset owners can employ policies to control remote employee and third-party access to critical systems, and record the sessions. Continuous threat detection creates a detailed inventory of industrial network assets, identifies misconfigurations, monitors traffic between assets, and finds anomalies that may indicate the presence of a malicious actor. Context-rich alerts provide plant and security personnel with actionable insights for efficient investigation, response, and recovery.

Leidos’ Industrial Defender ASM solution addresses the overlapping requirements of cybersecurity, compliance, and change management for ICS. Industrial Defender ASM is the industry standard for maintaining availability and reliability of critical infrastructure amid escalating cyber threats, increasing regulatory burdens, and accelerating ICS management challenges.

“Leidos has long helped customers gain better visibility into their industrial networks and control their extensive base of installed assets and manage vulnerabilities,” said Bob Meindl, President of Leidos Cyber, Inc. “Claroty is recognized as a market leader in their segment with deployments across six continents and nine industry verticals. Partnering with Claroty is a logical step as we strive to help our customers better manage and secure these critical networks.”

“I have said in the past that nothing will deter us from our mission of bringing rapid and long overdue change to the cybersecurity of industrial control networks,” said Amir Zilberstein, Chief Executive Officer of Claroty. “In addition to direct activity, we have employed a strategy of working with key partners around the globe to accomplish this mission. Working with Leidos is the latest demonstration of our partner-focused mindset and another great step forward for ICS security. Not only does the relationship mean that existing Leidos customers will be better protected – it opens new avenues to helping customers across the globe.”

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

About Claroty

Launched as the second startup from Israel’s famed Team8 foundry, Claroty combines elite management and research teams and deep technical expertise from both IT and OT disciplines, with backing from premier investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners and Innovation Endeavors. With an unmatched understanding of ICS, SCADA and other essential OT/IIoT systems, the Claroty team is building an unparalleled suite of integrated products addressing the full spectrum of cybersecurity protection, detection and response requirements. For more information, visit www.claroty.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Carro Halpin
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