Corps Visit Highlights Houston Ship Channel’s Importance to Nation

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–During today’s meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Chairman Janiece Longoria shared highlights of a briefing and tour of the Houston Ship Channel provided last week to Lt. General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his visit, Chairman Longoria outlined the economic impact of the Port of Houston and made the case that dredging the Houston Ship Channel is an investment that generates jobs and economic benefit for the nation.

Lt. General Semonite came to Houston to see first-hand all the activity at the Port of Houston, and review the progress of improvements being considered during the current Corps mega-study. Conducted in partnership with Port Houston, the study is looking at potential future improvements to the channel. Following a briefing with leadership and staff, Lt. General Semonite was given a waterside channel tour, highlighting opportunities of the project.

Chairman Longoria shared that Lt. General Semonite was “very impressed” with what he saw and learned. He featured his visit to the Port of Houston in an ongoing series “On the Road Again with LTG Semonite.” His comments about the port can be seen at the following link:

In his report to the Port Commission, Executive Director Roger Guenther said that Port Houston “continues to perform well operationally,” handling nearly 13 million tons of cargo for the year, an increase of nine percent over last year. Total container volumes have also grown, by 12 percent. “A majority of this increase is due to loaded units, which showed an increase of 16 percent compared to the same time last year,” he said.

During his report, Mr. Guenther also commented on “tremendous investments” being made along the channel by the private sector, in addition to the ongoing investments by Port Houston. Mr. Guenther highlighted that several items on the agenda for the Port Commission’s consideration, including a permit for dock construction as well as barge leasing facilities, would support private sector investment efforts that would in turn help create growth opportunities for the region.

Those items were approved by the Port Commission today. Other items approved included the purchase of nine new rubber tired-gantry cranes to handle the continued growth in Port Houston’s container volumes.

During the meeting, Mr. Guenther acknowledged the passing of Environmental Affairs Director Leah Oberlin. Mr. Guenther commented that Ms. Oberlin was a valued member of the Port Houston family and touched the lives of all who knew her and would be greatly missed.

The Port Commission is scheduled to next meet on Tuesday, June 27.

About Port Houston

For more than 100 years, the port has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit Port Houston’s website at:

Software provider Loc8 reveals its brand new edition at CeBIT Australia!

There is no better place than CeBIT for Loc8 to introduce its latest product innovation: Loc8Lite! Australia’s first totally free, full featured software platform designed for service businesses.

Loc8Lite is the new platform for all service businesses eager to save time and improve customer service. With its outstanding range of features, Loc8Lite will give its users access to easy Quotes, Jobs, Teams and Invoicing.

The release of Loc8Lite is the final stage of the award winning Loc8 Service Supply Chain® platform designed to integrate operations across industries and between large and small businesses. With Loc8Lite, sub-contractors will be able to automate communications and updates to and from organisations they provide services to, all for free.

Loc8Lite will help small businesses grow and efficiently manage their operations in the field. The platform provides service organisations the visibility, flexibility and control in a simple to use hosted solution to manage jobs, technicians, quotes and even take payments directly in the field with their mobiles. With its built-in reports and custom exports Loc8Lite will keep all its users on top of their business operations!

Nice and simple; no payment, no contract, no fuss! An email address is all that is needed to join the beta and get started.

Integrated with leading financial platforms Xero and QuickBooks, Loc8Lite enables centralised quoting and invoicing.  Further integrations enabling Loc8Lite users to better communicate and collaborate with their teams and customers to be released in the coming months include Sage, SalesForce, Slack, Dropbox, Hubspot, Google Calendar, Calendar (Mac), Stripe, Zapier and workato.

Loc8Lite is not just another solution, it is the platform that will transform field service and accompany small businesses through their growth.

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Cylance delivers first AI-driven endpoint detection and response solution with introduction of CylanceOPTICS

Uses artificial intelligence (AI) platform to provide real-time threat detection, root cause analysis and integrated incident response

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 25 May 2017Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionised traditional antivirus with AI-powered threat prevention, announced the general availability of CylanceOPTICS, an AI-driven endpoint detection and response (EDR) product that augments the prevention capabilities of CylancePROTECT. Delivered on the Cylance AI Platform, CylanceOPTICS simplifies key aspects of threat hunting and attack analysis without requiring cloud connectivity. The Cylance AI Platform serves as a data-science engine that generates specialised machine-learning models to address today’s incident response and investigative needs.
When combined with the company’s flagship product, CylancePROTECT®, CylanceOPTICS enables a more effective, simplified and high-performance endpoint security approach that helps organisations protect sensitive data, reduce risk of widespread compromises, and improve their overall security posture. All security teams can benefit from the efficiency created by the Cylance AI Platform which significantly reduces the volume of threats requiring investigation as well as the time required to complete those investigations.
Today’s security teams work in a threat landscape where over 300,000 new malware variants are created daily. With expert threat-hunting professionals in short supply enterprises need to be equipped with tools that help them scale their existing security teams to protect against these threats. A recent NSS Labs test revealed that CylancePROTECT blocks 99.7 percent of all malware, including new zero-day threats. Cylance’s AI prevention-first approach to security helps businesses scale their security capabilities, reducing the time required to find, investigate and mitigate threats in their environments.
“The integrated solution of CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS leverages AI to change the operating model of endpoint security. With CylancePROTECT preventing virtually all threats from executing on the endpoint, security teams can now focus their efforts on finding advanced threats that cannot be prevented pre-execution,” said Stuart McClure, co-founder and CEO at Cylance. “Our focus continues to be on AI-based threat prevention, but now we are enabling easy threat hunting, attack analysis and incident response with CylanceOPTICS.”
Key capabilities of CylanceOPTICS include:

  • Simple root-cause analysis – Security professionals can dissect any CylancePROTECT detected and blocked attack, or any other file of interest, to determine the source of the threat. With this information they can work to close gaps in their security framework, eliminating vulnerabilities, reducing their attack surface.
  • Endpoint visibility and AI-assisted threat hunting – Provides instant access to the forensically relevant data collected from endpoints with InstaQuery (IQ), the dynamic endpoint data interrogation and visualisation layer. Users can conduct on-demand enterprise wide threat hunts, searching for files, executables and other indicators of compromise. IQ allows analysts to quickly determine whether any endpoint is at risk, minimising available attack and dwell time, speeding incident response.
  • Integrated incident response – Using built-in response capabilities, analysts can take decisive response actions across the enterprise immediately, stopping attackers in their tracks, reducing the risk of a widespread compromise.
  • Works independently of the cloud – The lightweight endpoint agent required for both CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS works independently of the cloud and is as effective for endpoints on air-gapped networks as for connected ones. CylanceOPTICS uses local data for search and collection of forensically relevant data, eliminating concerns associated with continuously streaming data to the cloud.

“With the explosive rate of malware growth and other threat vectors, an AI-based solution that automates time-consuming parts of the threat hunting and incident response workflow is important,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst, cybersecurity, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Enterprises need a way to predict attacks and streamline the threat hunting and incident response workflows. The AI-driven combination of CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS will be a compelling combination for many security teams.”
Formel D, a global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry, deployed CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS across user machines, Microsoft Windows Exchange servers, application and database servers to prevent the execution of malware and fileless attacks. “CylanceOPTICS enabled us to perform on-demand enterprise-wide forensic investigations for malicious files, executables, and indicators of compromise. We were able to rapidly find pending threats and use CylanceOPTICS to analyse the origin of the threat and remove it from our enterprise, and this enables us to improve our prevention methods,” said Robert Osten, IT Manager at Formel D.
Information, pricing and availability
CylanceOPTICS is available worldwide through authorised Cylance channel partners. To find a reseller in your region, contact For more information or a demo of CylanceOPTICS, please visit or read a blog post here.
About the Cylance AI platform
The Cylance AI Platform serves as a foundation for innovation in new AI-based security products to address the security needs of organisations worldwide. CylancePROTECT is the multiple award-winning flagship product from Cylance that has launched the company into a leadership position in the endpoint security market. At the core of Cylance’s unprecedented malware identification capability is a revolutionary AI and machine-learning platform that harnesses the power of algorithmic science and artificial intelligence. Currently integrated through its API and multiple OEM agreements with leading security solutions, the Cylance engine analyses and classifies hundreds of thousands of characteristics per file, breaking them down to study their “DNA” to discern whether an object is good or bad in real time.
About Cylance Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit:
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M.B.A. Degree Recognized for Affordability

Hope International University ranks #4 on’s Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Marketing of 2017

FULLERTON, Calif.May 24, 2017PRLog — [ SOURCE:]

Hope International University ranks #4 on’s Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Marketing of 2017 among secular and private colleges across the nation. This ranking is based upon tuitions that were manually researched and reflect the degree level requirement tuition for each college.

Program data including available degrees, tuition rates, and details about program coursework were collected from official school websites, reflecting data for the 2016-2017 school year. This data was collected in September of 2016. Acceptance rates, programmatic accreditation, and profit status of schools were collected from official websites of the accreditation agencies or from the National Center for Education Statistics (

At Hope, the Master of Business Administration ( program prepares students with advanced management skills in leadership, ethics, analysis, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, research and information technology, environmental economics, financial analysis, and strategy. Business and management disciplines are a launching platform for those seeking the skills to make a positive difference in local, regional, national, and global cultures and societies. Graduates of the Hope MBA program will have the knowledge and capability necessary for the successful management of organizations as owner or mid to upper-level and top management. is a product of SR Education Group ( and is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S. The SR Education Group researches accredited online colleges in order to provide rankings based on factors students care about: affordability, accessibility, and quality.

Miles Smart Tutoring Helps Students Ace SATs


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.May 24, 2017PRLog — Miles Smart Tutoring Inc has had a total of 212 students since August, 2016. The professionals in our company have helped others in the St. Petersburg area study for finals, standardized tests, and classroom projects through personalized private and group tutoring. The most significant benefits and return on investment can be seen from the students who utilized the company for help with standardized testing (SAT and ACT).

Of the 212 students who have been with Miles Smart Tutoring Inc, 134 were high school students taking the SAT or ACT exams. Of those test takers, 122 achieved a score that qualifies for the lower level of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (91%).

When comparing qualifications on the higher level of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, 103 of the 122 students that qualified for the lower level of Bright Futures also qualified for the higher level of that scholarship (84%). The research was conducted after students worked with Miles Smart Tutoring Inc for a minimum of three months. Students who wish to earn the highest level of SAT and ACT scores are encouraged to start tutoring four months prior to taking the test.

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is a lottery-funded scholarship for Florida high school students with high academic achievement. In order to receive a scholarship, the students must meet certain academic, testing, and extracurricular and volunteer requirements.

The average scholarship fund* for students is $16,417.91. Miles Smart Tutoring has helped students secure more than $2.2 million dollars in scholarship funding since August 2016.

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Addressing SEO in addition to Social Media moves the Atlas Group LC to Page 1

LAS VEGAS & HENDERSON, Nev.May 24, 2017PRLogAtlas Group LC, a residential Las Vegas property management firm, has recently taken on the task of increasing their social media and overall web presence.  Since the beginning of the Internet the Atlas Group LC enjoyed the #1 position on every search engine platform.  However life and the Internet have evolved since making themselves available online in 1995.

Today they have rewritten their website, adhering to current SEO guidelines that include a blog, as well as a connection with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flipboard.  In addition, they are making frequent press releases through their Prlog account and have set up a link exchange with other prominent Realtors throughout the Las Vegas valley.

These are the types of changes that were required to be made to support their clients and owners.  Today’s real estate market demands social integration.  It used to be that the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was the only thing any office needed.  That is not the case in todays on demand electronically connected world.  Being connected on so many levels gives our owners a competitive edge when it comes to advertising and getting and keeping their property filled.  That is one huge advantage that the Atlas Group LC can offer.

Their continual growth can be attributed to accessible experienced management, bilingual personnel, and very reasonable fees.  Their offices are not hampered by layers of authority or divisions of labor. At the Atlas Group they train their people to be able to do just about everything.  It is very frustrating for an owner or a tenant to deal with several different people to get a couple of easy questions answered.  Some firms have one person handle maintenance, another person shows property, someone else inspects property, and another person handles all the finances.  This is frustrating and confusing for everyone.   At the Atlas Group an owner or a tenant only has to talk to one efficient property manager to get all of their questions answered.   In addition their owners are not locked into a long term contract.  Being required to stay with a management company, or for them to keep an owner, when the chemistry is not positive, is not good for anyone.  They want owners to stay with them because of what they do for them, not because they have to.

To learn more about the Atlas Group LC and their property management services offered in the greater Las Vegas area, please call them at (725) 244-4777 or visit them online at

DE, Inc. Announces Launch of Business Growth Simplified Brand

Major Step in Reducing the Number of Failed Small Businesses Around the World by Helping Owners Achieve Their Dream for Independence and Financial Freedom

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.May 24, 2017PRLog — DE, Inc. CEO/President Dino Eliadis is thrilled to announce the launch of the Business Growth Simplified brand.  The purpose of the brand is to bring the book of the same title, Business Growth Simplified: How to Rapidly Create a Self-Sustaining Business, to life while separating SPARC Business Growth methodology and tools from DE Inc.’s consulting practice.

When asked why the brand was launched, Eliadis stated, “Our vision has always been to reduce the number of failed small businesses around the world by helping business owners achieve their dream for independence and financial freedom. This is a tall order for a boutique consulting practice. But, by offering the methodology and tools we’ve used for nearly two decades, our ability to scale to meet the vision has been amplified.   This is a strategic decision made to help more clearly delineate our consulting practice from our methodology and tools which can help economic development organizations assist more small business owners in growing self-sustaining businesses.”

“We use the SPARC Business Growth Framework in group settings which lets us impact more businesses in a shorter time frame.” Said John Walsh, Vice President of the Pasco Economic Development Council. “Using SPARC allows us to foster responsible business growth in a way that contributes more long term job growth in our community.”

About Pasco Economic Development Council – Pasco EDC is the lead economic development organization dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of Pasco County through the development of a sustainable and diversified economy.  Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.

About DE, Inc.– DE, Inc. helps business owners achieve life independence and financial freedom by growing self-sustaining businesses through the distribution of DE, Inc. resources, tools, and training of “best-practice” skills transfer which increases cash flow, improves business performance and growth, and maximizes the owners’ bottom line.

About Business Growth Simplified – BGS is a brand created by DE, Inc. from the title of the book with the same name.  It grew out of more than two decades of serving the small business community and is designed to help small business owners to achieve what they dreamed of when they started their business – independence and financial freedom.

About Dino Eliadis – Dino is a consultant, mentor, and author with senior-level executive experience and MBA credentials that has dedicated his career to creating and leading high performance teams and organizations.  After 7 ½ years in the US Air Force, Dino has focused the past 2 ½ decades of his professional career on assisting small business owners making the necessary transitions to grow their companies into self-sustaining entities.

DCTOP20 Secures Event Design & Mgmt Partnership with 'Projecht'

WASHINGTONMay 24, 2017PRLog — DCTOP20 has partnered with Projecht, an event-planning and management company based out of the Washington, D.C. area. Projecht’s creative director, Patrice McNeill, was drawn to DCTOP20 because of the company’s overall growth – particularly in the areas of artist development and community engagement. As DCTOP20 continues to expand, Ms. McNeill will serve as an expert liaison in executing the company’s vision. “I believe music brings events to life and events give music and arts a platform,” she says. “The only way to experience the music and energy of the artist is to be in the moment – to be at the event.”

Together, DCTOP20 and Projecht will coordinate collaborative, educational, networking, and performance-based events that serve as tools to deepen community ties and build culture while garnering revenue for the partners, and featured talent involved. By hosting events that uplift the community and place upcoming talent in the spotlight, DCTOP20 advances their commitment to the upward mobility of the artist.

McNeill’s top priority is establishing a standard for the first few events in terms of the experience guests have. This includes showmanship of the music and brand, as well as DCTOP20 ambassadors, partners, and sponsors. Regarding all parties involved, McNeill says, “I want them to leave feeling great.”

DCTOP20 and Projecht will kick off a series of events beginning June 2017

DCTOP20 is a campaign driven company focused on strategically enhancing the sound and brand of creative artists through a present day systematic approach. We leverage label services, content curators, data analytics, and our network of influencers, partners, and students to increase virality, artist credibility, and value with mainstream media outlets. Our platform produces higher content engagement, increased income streams, and ongoing commercial appeal for featured artists. DCTOP20 honors its commitment to teamwork, results, integrity, and the upward mobility of the artist.

Strategic Micro Systems and Datto partner with New Country Competizione & the North American Ferrari Challenge Series

Strategic and Datto, both leaders in technology services and total protection services, have partnered to sponsor New Country Competitizone and congratulate them and Peter Ludwig on their first win of the season!

Congratulations to Peter Ludwig on his first win of the season!

PARSIPPANY, N.J. & NORWALK, Conn.May 24, 2017PRLog — Strategic Micro Systems, a leading provider of IT and Cloud Solutions (, together with Datto Inc (, the leading provider of total data protection solutions, are both proud to announce their co-sponsorship of the North American Ferrari Challenge Series and the New Country Competizione Team out of Wide World Ferrari in Spring Valley, NY.

“When it comes to the pinnacle of automotive performance and technology, there is one name that instantly comes to mind – Ferrari. That’s why this partnership is a natural fit for both Strategic and Datto, as our technology solutions deliver the pinnacle of data protection performance each day to our clients,” says Ted Passalacqua, President of Strategic.

On May 12th 2017, the North American Ferrari Challenge series returned to the world famous Laguna Seca track in California with the debut of the new Ferrari 488 Challenge cars. Driver Peter Ludwig of New Country Competitizone was the leader beginning with a pole position on Saturday that he parlayed into victory in Race 1 on Saturday and Race 2 on Sunday.

“New Country Competizione is ecstatic over the win, and we welcome the sponsorship from Strategic Micro Systems and Datto,” says racing director, Eric Bachelart. “I am thrilled to have Strategic Micro Systems and Datto as a sponsor!” adds Mike Mastrangelo, General Manager and Partner of Wide World Ferrari.

“Being part of this elite racing landscape is an exciting opportunity for Datto,” says Brooks Borcherding, Chief Revenue Officer of Datto Inc. “Ferrari is renowned worldwide for unparalleled racing performance, exceptional design and delivering an unrivaled customer experience. Similarly, Datto brings that same level of superior performance to small and medium business through our market leading Total Data Protection platform.”

“With cyberattacks making national headlines daily, providing high performance data protection is an absolute necessity in keeping our clients, data safe and a core focus for Strategic and Datto. That high performance philosophy aligns with the same levels of performance that keep the Ferrari Challenge series at the forefront of manufacture-based automotive competition,” adds Passalacqua.

About Strategic
Founded in 1998 and ranked one of the top 200 IT companies in the world by MSPMentor and two-time Inc 5000 award winner as one of the fastest growing companies in the US, Strategic Micro Systems provides high performance IT support, Cloud services and business continuity solutions for thousands of businesses around the world. As a Platinum Premier partner with Datto, we deliver Total Data Protection solutions exclusively through our partnership with Datto, offering our clients Premier Data Security and Disaster Recovery solutions. Strategic’s headquarters and Network Operations Center is located in Parsippany, NJ.

About Datto
Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Datto’s Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto’s combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.