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SuiteAmerica Named Move For Hunger 2020 Corporate Housing Company Of The Year

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- During the 2020 CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards, SuiteAmerica was named Move For Hunger's 2020 Corporate Housing Company of the Year. SuiteAmerica considers it a great honor and is deeply humbled to be able to provide for those in need.

SuiteAmerica's Move For Hunger Coordinator, Michael James, says, "We are so proud and honored to have received this award again from Move for Hunger! While 2020 caused us to not be able to do typical in-person food drives, our team was still able to come together virtually and exceeded our fundraising goal during Hunger Action Month."

SuiteAmerica has been partnered with Move For Hunger since Move For Hunger started in 2014. Move For Hunger is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste and fighting hunger. Their goal is to eliminate food waste during the relocation process. The Move For Hunger team will pick up any unopened, nonperishable food items and deliver them to a local food pantry.

Over 50 million Americans face hunger every day, including one in four children. The COVID-19 Pandemic has only worsened food insecurity in the United States. In 2020, over 3.7 million pounds of food were donated to food banks, making 2020 Move For Hunger's most impactful year to date.

"SuiteAmerica would also like to send a big thank you to all of our fellow corporate housing companies that help champion Move For Hunger's mission every year. We look forward to collecting even more donations in 2021 and continuing to raise awareness about food insecurity," says James.

If you are in a place to consider donating, please visit https://moveforhunger.org/donate/covid-19.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a (501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs.

For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles

EarthOptics Wins the AGCO Challenge at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The AGCO Challenge at the eighth World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit was this: New sensing, measurement and edge computing technologies to monetize soil insight and carbon sequestration. And, EarthOptics rose to the occasion.

Specifically, the innovation challenge for start-ups was to develop a solution that improves understanding of the soil environment and its carbon sequestration potential or that creates a solution that better allows farmers to act on that insight.

AGCO's overall vision is to deliver sustainable high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world. And, understanding soil health is key to that mission.

"What we want to be able to do is measure the yield activities and what that means for our carbon footprint," Seth Crawford, vice president, Fuse Connected Services and Digital Customer Experience, AGCO Corporation, said.

The winners were chosen from three finalists, after more than 100 international entries were received from agtech start-ups around the world.

Announcing the winner, Seth, a judge for the final pitches for the AGCO Challenge, said, "We believe that EarthOptics is delivering actionable insights today and the accuracy of less sampling will resonate with customers."

EarthOptics understands how farming works and is fully committed to helping farmers increase the value of their farmland and its natural resources.

Lars Dyrud, CEO, EarthOptics shared, "We're thrilled for the recognition, and to continue developing technology that helps growers' sustainably improve yields and lower costs."

About EarthOptics

Founded in 2019, EarthOptics specializes in AI, machine learning, edge computing, and using highly-mobile, standoff sensors to detect, visualize, and mitigate soil compaction that reduces crop yield by 10 to 20 percent. Using its electromagnetic sensor know-how, deep machine learning expertise, and unique subterranean visualization tools, EarthOptics is also focused on scalable measurement and monitoring of soil carbon.

For more information: https://earthoptics.com/

About the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit gathers together corporates, innovators and investors from across the agriculture and food production supply chain to uncover disruption within the industry and identify the right business models to commercialize and scale the next generation of solutions. It's focused on net zero agriculture and supply chain resilience.

For more information: https://worldagritechusa.com/aboutus/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nathan Dyrud
of EarthOptics
nathan.dyrud@earthoptics.com
+1-917-628-7798

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Web Hosting and ISPs

UnitedLayer positioned as a ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services by global analyst firm NelsonHall

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- UnitedLayer, a leading American colocation services provider, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services have been named a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.

Established in 2001, headquartered in San Francisco, California, UnitedLayer is one of the world's leading end-to-end colocation service providers. The company has 13 data centers and offers its colocation services from 3 data center facilities in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Its key industries include BFSI, Public Sector, Retail, TMT, Logistics, and Oil & Gas, with over 250 enterprise and government customers.

The NelsonHall vendor assessment recognizes UnitedLayer's Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services as a "Leader" in the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment with capabilities including its Tier 3+ data center platform with connectivity to carriers, private clouds, and public cloud, on-demand scaling into private clouds, remote hybrid cloud management, and robust DevOps automation and managed services.

According to this research, some of UnitedLayer's additional capabilities include:

* On-demand software-defined enterprise-grade private cloud connected to its data center platform.

* It has a SaaS-based platform for comprehensive management of data centers, public & private clouds.

* Managed services capabilities, including DevOps automation and consulting & advisory services.

* Infrastructure and Database Management: including O.S. and Hypervisor patching/management, and Management of AWS, Azure, and GCP. Also, database patching and Management, including MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, OpenStack, SAP, and Mongo.

* Container and Mesh Service Management: providing container setup and Management (k8s, Openshift, GKE, EKS, AKS), and mesh service setup and Management (istio, Anthos, AppMesh).

* Multicloud Management: through UnityOneCloud managing data centers, private clouds, AWS, Azure, GCP with unified metrics and controls, and multi-cloud connectivity.

* Managed Security: provision of security solutions to protect infra and data. Also, services include firewalls, DDOS, VPN, SSL/TLS, VLAN segmentation, restricted I.P., and ports.

* Managed compliance: providing risk analysis and compliance management with audit-ready reporting.

* SDDC design & implementation: design, implementation, performance, and security testing of S.D. data centers and private clouds.

* DevOps automation: using tools including Terraform, Ansible, and Puppet for application and infrastructure automation and providing CI/CD pipeline implementation.

* Private Cloud: controls and security of an enterprise-grade private cloud powered by VMware technologies to gain performance advantages at lower costs.

* Remote Hands: access to a team of highly trained, in-house, certified technicians that are available 24x7x365 and can monitor servers remotely through a single pane of glass known as UnityOneCloud.

* Smart Hands: exclusive onsite technical assistance and troubleshooting services along with hardware installation and decommissioning services.

"It provides a platform for on-demand scalability into private and public cloud resources, comprehensive remote management, DevOps automation capabilities, and managed services to deliver real Hybrid Cloud solutions for enterprises," said John Laherty, a Senior Research Analyst at NelsonHall.

Abhijit Phanse, CEO of UnitedLayer, added, "UnitedLayer has developed its Data Center and Hybrid Cloud platform based on the learnings over two decades of experience serving enterprise clients. This recognition as a 'Leader' in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services demonstrates the value of UnitedLayer's end-to-end capabilities to orchestrate cloud solutions in data centers, private clouds, and public clouds, and holistically manage the underlying technology stack."

About UnitedLayer:

UnitedLayer is a major Colocation, Private Cloud, and Managed Services provider that operates data centers in 13 geographies across 5 continents. We design, build, and manage Enterprise-Grade Colocation, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud solutions that meet the high performance, security, agility, and scalability requirements to serve enterprises' unique business needs.

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the 'art of the possible' in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides in-depth knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall's research is based on rigorous, primary research and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

For more information: https://www.unitedlayer.com/leaders-in-cloud-infrastructure-brokerage-orchestration-services/

Media Contact:

Saurabh Bisht

Saurabh@unitedlayer.com

+91 9540400088

Related link: https://www.unitedlayer.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, VAR and IT Consulting

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 73 Percent, Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks No. 181 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 181 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the Washington, D.C., region. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 211 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 120,000 people and added nearly $15 billion to the D.C. area economy. Companies based in major metro areas-Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area, and Richmond, Virginia-brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/washington-dc starting March 16, 2021.

"This list proves the power of companies in the Washington, D.C. area no matter the industry," says Inc. editor in chief Scott Omelianuk. "The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay."

About Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS)

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. ATS is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Compliance, Cloud Solutions and Business Phone Systems. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Media Contact:
Brittany Watson, Marketing Manager
brittany@MyAlignedIT.com
(703) 740-8797

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

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Advertising and Marketing, Awards and Honors, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles

Voices Announces 2020 Voicey Award Winners for Voice Over Industry

LONDON, Ontario -- Voices (Voices.com) announced the winners of the 2020 Voicey Awards through a week-long social media campaign. The leading marketplace for voice over services hosts these awards annually to showcase the voice actors who are at the top of their craft. The awards are based on performance metrics from the Voices platform and the winners this year thrived amidst a growing market for remote voice work during the pandemic.

"While we like to celebrate the success of our talent voice actors all year, the Voicey Awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight some of the hardworking actors on the Voices platform," says David Ciccarelli, CEO and founder of Voices. "These talented voice actors rose to the challenge of the increase in demand for their services in 2020."

THE 2020 AWARD WINNERS ARE:

* People's Choice Favorite Demo: Leah Arscott, "Conversational COMMERCIAL DEMO - Millennial - Athletic - Comedic - Confident - Uplifting - Inspiring - Wendy's - Nike - FedEx - Mercedes Benz - Whole Foods - Leah Arscott"

* Best New Demo: Lynette Mieglitz, "HEALTH and HAPPINESS with Lynette Mieglitz episode 5"

* Best Demo: Chris Roman, "characters, impressions"

* Best Female Voice Actor: Rachael West

* Best Male Voice Actor: Dean Wendt

In addition to the top five awards, Voices awarded 14 category awards for voice talent who excelled in specific categories of work.

THE WINNERS ARE:

1. Animation: Candice Johnson

2. Audiobooks: Meghan Grant, MD

3. Business: Dean Wendt

4. Documentaries: Wayne Scott

5. Educational: Becky Shrimpton

6. Internet Ad: Rachael West

7. Internet Video: Rachael West

8. Movie Trailers: Louise Saint-Claire

9. Podcasting: Christophe Caysac and Xavi Parellada

10. Radio: John Q. Kubin

11. Telephone: LM Floyd

12. Television: John Q. Kubin

13. Videogames: Tim Simmons

14. Voice Assistant: Kristy Reed, Luca Papp, Kelly Borbridge, and Keaton Talmadge

ABOUT VOICES

Voices is the largest marketplace for audio and voice over products and services in the world, with over 1 million members. Since 2005, the biggest and most beloved brands have entrusted Voices to help them find their voice. Headquartered in London, Canada, Voices helps service clients and voice talent in over 160 countries.

Learn more: https://www.voices.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance, Software

Tapcheck Wins ‘Best Employee Benefits Solution’ in 2021 FinTech Breakthrough Awards Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tapcheck, a simple and easy-to-integrate financial wellness benefit that allows employers to give employees the ability to access their earned wages before payday, today announced that it has been selected as winner of the "Best Employee Benefits Solution" award in the fifth annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by FinTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global FinTech market today.

Tapcheck delivers breakthrough payment and benefits solutions for both employers and employees, putting both of their interests on equal footing. For employers, Tapcheck is a convenient, cost-free way to offer workers same-day pay. Tapcheck assumes the financial risk and employers can, in turn, offer a desirable financial wellness benefit to employees that increases retention and productivity. Tapcheck is also easy to integrate into existing payroll systems without having to create new ones, alleviating a major adoption hurdle.

For employees, the clean and simple interface of the Tapcheck app, allows them to quickly and securely access a percentage of wages they have earned for a flat, low-cost fee. This provides the financial flexibility to cover a bill due mid-pay cycle, or another emergency expense without having to apply for high-interest payday loans, or risk incurring overdraft or late fees.

"Tapcheck's marriage of the human side of HR and the transformative power of fintech is making it easier for employees to get the money they've earned when they need it," said James Johnson, Managing Director, FinTech Breakthrough. "Providing meaningful benefits to employees and giving them financial flexibility when they need it most has never been more important. We extend our since congratulations to everyone at Tapcheck on their success and for their well-deserved 'Best Employee Benefits Solution' award in our fifth annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards program."

The FinTech Breakthrough Awards is the premier awards program founded to recognize the FinTech innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world in a range of categories, including Digital Banking, Personal Finance, Lending, Payments, Investments, RegTech, InsurTech and many more. The 2021 FinTech Breakthrough Award program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from across the globe.

"Thanks to Tapcheck, employers in sectors hard-hit by the pandemic have helped their workers pay bills, cover unexpected costs, and more when financial uncertainty is at an all-time high." said Kayling Gaver, Co-Founder of Tapcheck. "It's a great resource and safety net that provides financial peace of mind, helping organizations keep the best interests of employees at heart. We are honored that this is being recognized by FinTech Breakthrough and we are looking forward to continued success and momentum in 2021 and beyond."

Tapcheck has established a strong foothold in the earned wage access category. In 2020, the company grew by 863%, signing clients including Burger King, Dunkin', T-Mobile, Home Instead Senior Care, and Comfort Keepers in addition to a diverse range of businesses including hospitals, manufacturers, grocers, retailers, and professional services.

About Tapcheck

Tapcheck is a financial wellness benefit that allows employees to access their earnings before payday. Available at no cost to employers, Tapcheck uses an intuitive mobile app to give workers greater control over their finances, which reduces their stress at home and increases their productivity at work. And thanks to Tapcheck's seamless integration with existing payroll programs, employers who incorporate on-demand earnings into their employee benefits packages find it to be a cost-effective way to distinguish their company from competitors, reduce turnover rates, and provide the financial flexibility that employees want. For more information, visit https://www.tapcheck.com/.

About FinTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for technology innovation and leadership around the globe, the FinTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Financial Technologies and Services companies and products. The FinTech Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of FinTech companies and products in categories including Payments, Personal Finance, Wealth Management, Fraud Protection, Banking, Lending, RegTech, InsurTech and more. For more information visit FinTechBreakthrough.com.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Hospitals and Nursing

Announcing the 2021 Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) Board of Governors is delighted to share the names of the 81 exemplary midwives who have been accepted for Fellowship in 2021. Last year, we revised the Fellowship criteria to increase diversity and inclusivity, resulting in our welcoming the largest group of inductees in ACNM history.

Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is an honor bestowed upon those midwives whose demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession. The ACNM Fellowship was first established in 1994. With the addition of the 2021 Fellows, there will be 558 FACNMs.

The new FACNMs will be inducted at this year's virtual Annual Meeting, May 23-25, 2021. Learn more at https://annualmeeting.midwife.org/.

Congratulations to our new 2021 FACNMs!

Lauren Abrams, CNM, MSN
Molly Altman, CNM, PhD, MPH
Elizabeth (Betsy) Arnold-Leahy, CNM, LM, DM
Susanrachel Balber-Condon, CNM, DM
L. Kim Baraona, CNM, DNP, CNE
Donna Barisich, CNM, MS
Julie Blumenfeld, CNM, DNP, IBCLC
Carolyn Bottone-Post, CNM, DNP
Suzanne Carrington, CNM, DNP
Linda Karen Church, CNM, MSN
Emma Clark, CNM, MSN, MHS
Lee S. Clay, CNM, MS
Susanna R. Cohen, CNM, DNP, CHSE, FAAN
Lastascia Coleman, CNM, MSN, ARNP
Joan L. Combellick, CNM, PhD, MPH, MSN
Elizabeth Cook, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNL, CPM
Jeanann Sousou Coppola, CNM, DNP, CNE, C-EFM
Barbara Davenport, CNM, MSN
Melissa G. Davis, CNM, FNP, DNP
Stephanie Devane-Johnson, CNM, PhD
Meghan Eagen-Torkko, CNM, PhD
Simon Adriane Ellis, CNM, ARNP, MSN
Jessica Ann Ellis, CNM, PHD
Elise N. Erickson, CNM, PhD
Melicia Escobar, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN
Christina Felten, CNM, DNP, RNC-OB, PMH-C
Kate T. Finn, CM, CPM, LM, MS
Brooke A. Flinders, CNM, DNP
Diane Folk, CNM, DNP
Gwendolyn A. Foster, CNM, MSN
Mary Franklin, CNM, DNP
Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CNM, WHNP
Tamara Joy Gardner, CNM, MSN
Ami L. Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP
Cathy Gordon, CNM, FNP-BC, MS
Patricia Hanson, CNM, MSN
Beth Helme-Smith MS, APN, CNM, WHNP-C
Susan J. Hernandez, CNM, MSN
Kathy S. Higgins, CNM, MS
Carol Hirschfield, CNM, MS
Karen Johnson Feltham, CNM, PhD
Theresa Kouadio, CNM, MSN
Ann Konkoly, CNM, MBA, MSN, APRN
Dianna E. Kristeller CNM, DNP, APRN
Rochelle Lipshutz, CNM, OB/GYN NP, MS
Phyllis Lynn, CNM, MS
Nancy MacMorris-Adix, CNM, MN
Laura Manns-James, CNM, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNE
Linda R. McDaniel, CNM, DNP, RNFA
Emily C. McGahey CNM, DM, MSN
Amanda McPherson Shafton, CNM, DNP
Shaunti Meyer, CNM, PhD
Alexandra Michel, CNM, PhD
LaVonne M. Moore, DNP, APRN, CNM, BC-WHNP, IBCLC, ICCE
Jeremy L. Neal, CNM, PhD
Emily Neiman, CNM, MS
Nancy A. Niemczyk, CNM, PhD
Robin L. Page, CNM, PhD
Komkwuan P. Paruchabutr, CNM, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, DNP
Deborah K. Price, CNM, DrPH
Krysta Ramirez Henry, CNM, DNP
Gayle L. Riedmann, CNM, MS
Karen Robinson, CNM, PhD
Susan Rooks, CNM, MPH, Capt. (ret.) USPHS
Lee Roosevelt, CNM, PhD, MPH
Tonja M. A. Santos, CNM, MSN
Ann M. Schaeffer, CNM, DNP, MEd, CNE
Judith M. Schlaeger, CNM, LAc, PhD, FAAN
Nicole L. Sczekan, CNM, MSN, CARN-AP
Roseanne Seminara, CNM, MS
Holly Smith, CNM, MSN, MPH
Denise C. Smith, CNM, PhD
Venus Standard, CNM, MSN, LCCE
Kristin Stovern, CNM, MSN, APRN-C
Margaret C. Taylor, CNM, DNP
Joanne S. Tennyson, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN
E. Brie Thumm, CNM, PhD, MBA
Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN
Kim Updegrove, CNM, MSN, MPH, APRN
Shaughanassee Vines, CNM, DNP, CNE

ABOUT ACNM:

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.

ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT
ACNM Membership & Communications
240.485.1813; membership@acnm.org

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance, Travel and Tourism

TravelInsurance.com Recognized as One of the Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021 by Money

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- TravelInsurance.com has been named by Money as one of the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021" and singled out for its fast and easy travel insurance quote comparison system.

Factors used in Money's ranking of travel insurance providers included the availability of a variety of plans with a wide range of coverage and access to customization and upgrades, ease of use in requesting a quote and comparing options, customer service and support, and the company's business reputation.

During their evaluation process, the Money team looked for companies that not only offered policies that covered the needs of the average traveler but provided options for people with other specific coverage needs.

They looked at the method by which consumers entered the information needed to generate quotes and the ease with which they were able to access and compare the results. They also evaluated the purchasing process and gave a higher grade to companies who streamlined this process for consumers.

The rankings took into consideration how responsive the companies are to their customers' needs. From giving their customers the ability to contact their support team through a mobile app to providing them with access to round-the-clock emergency assistance, the companies that scored high on the list showed that they were dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Money acknowledged those that went above and beyond with concierge services such as helping their customers with answers to lost or stolen passport questions, recommending a local translator, or even searching for legal assistance.

Finally, the team at Money evaluated each company's reputation by looking at factors such as feedback from previous customers, how many years they have been in business, and their credit rating as an indicator of financial stability.

The companies named as the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021" all rank well in each of these categories, and TravelInsurance.com was rated as the best travel insurance company for comparing quotes. Its comparison engine allows customers to fill out one simple form and receive multiple quotes from top-rated insurers in an easy-to-read format.

This helps consumers see the policies and their costs side-by-side and evaluate the pros and cons of each. Customer can click on any policy benefit to open a window with details about the coverage offered, including any exclusions that may apply, and then buy online at the guaranteed lowest price.

Drew Sharma, Co-Founder of TravelInsurance.com, said, "We are honored to be recognized by Money as the best travel insurance company for comparing quotes. Our mission since inception has been to make it easy to understand, compare and buy travel insurance online, and we will continually invest in our platform in order to exceed customer expectations for years to come."

Co-Founder Stan Sandberg commented, "As the travel world begins to open again, more than ever before, travel insurance has become a must-have add-on to any trip. TravelInsurance.com helps travelers easily find the best plans, including plans that provide coverage for COVID-19."

Comparison shopping with TravelInsurance.com offers consumers the benefits of choice, transparency, and value. The company's comparison engine and online learning center helps consumers to understand what is included in the quotes they receive from top-rated insurance companies. These companies are thoroughly vetted and are removed from the system if their rating falls below 4 out of 5 stars based on customer reviews.

Having a variety of options and being able to make an informed choice between these options provides the company's customers with value that goes beyond the price of the policy, but TravelInsurance.com understands that it's important to save money as well. Customers can save with TravelInsurance.com by seeing at a glance which plans have comparable benefits and coverage limits and choosing the best option that fits their budget. Since insurance prices are regulated by law, potential customers won't find a lower price on another site for any plan offered by TravelInsurance.com.

In addition to being recognized for its quote comparison system, TravelInsurance.com also received high marks from Money for its price guarantee, glossary of insurance terms, and instant coverage confirmation. Money also noted that many of the insurers that TravelInsurance.com works with offer customers coverage for COVID-related trip interruptions or cancellations, emergency care, and medical evacuations.

Customers can learn about the benefits of travel insurance, compare prices, research exclusions, purchase policies, and get instant coverage confirmation on the company's fully responsive, mobile-friendly website at https://www.travelinsurance.com/. One visit is all it will take to see why Money named them as one of the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021."

About TravelInsurance.com:

TravelInsurance.com helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, TravelInsurance.com is owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes. For more information, visit https://www.travelinsurance.com/.

About Money:

Money has a nearly 50-year legacy of guiding people to financial victories with up-to-date information, education, and tools. Money, a digital destination, helps create richer lives for everyone-in every sense of the word. Signature franchises include a bevy of Best-In categories such as Best Mortgage Lenders, Best Homeowner Insurance, Best Life Insurance, Best Auto Insurance, Best VA Loans, Best High-Yield Savings Accounts, Best Credit Cards, Best Colleges, and Best Places to Live, with an aim to improve your finances and promote your well-being. For more information, visit https://www.money.com/.

Related link: https://www.travelinsurance.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

HousingWire Honors DocMagic with Tech 100 Mortgage Award for the Eighth Year in a Row

TORRANCE, Calif. -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it again earned a spot on HousingWire's 2021 Tech 100 list, recognizing the most innovative and impactful technology companies in the mortgage industry. DocMagic has made the list each year since HousingWire began the award in 2014.

HousingWire states that the 2021 Tech100 Mortgage winners are helping revolutionize the mortgage process - from origination to closing, and servicing to secondary markets. They are advanced, forward-thinking companies that play key roles in assisting mortgage entities to deliver outsized growth driven by innovation and impact.

DocMagic had a record year in 2020, achieving 128 percent year-over-year growth and performing the most eClosing transactions in its history. The company's award-winning Total eClose(tm) platform along with its document generation and automated compliance solutions helped lenders successfully operate in an unprecedented high-volume lending landscape. In addition, widespread social distancing and safety concerns resulting from the pandemic drove a spike in demand for DocMagic's robust eClosing solution suite. After working with hundreds of lending institutions to implement eClosing strategies and solutions, the company concluded 2020 with a 724 percent increase in eClosings.

"Earning HousingWire's Tech 100 award for the eighth straight year is a testament to the incredibly dedicated team we have here at DocMagic and the passion they hold for continuous innovation," said Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic. "We are elated to receive this award from HousingWire for digitizing key areas of the mortgage process and creating a superior experience across the supply chain."

The company's intelligent document generation technology is at the core of providing critical data that its other solutions leverage - from paperless eClosings, eSignings, remote online notarizations (RON), eNote generation, and secure eVault technology to third-party systems %that access DocMagic's data for compliant digital transactions. DocMagic's technology empowers lenders to work where they want and how they want by utilizing a comprehensive, single-solution suite designed to make the client experience as simple and intuitive as possible.

For years, DocMagic's technology has been helping its clients digitize workflows and completely remove the use of paper. This includes intelligent document generation; automated compliance; collaborative closing solutions; sophisticated eClose and eVault technology; SmartDOC eNote generation; e-enablement of third-party documents; and extension of mobile applications that enhance the borrower experience. These solutions positively impact back-office users, compliance staff, originators, real estate agents, notaries, borrowers, and other relevant parties.

"After the uncertainty and unpredictability of last year, we expected a greater adoption of technology. However, these 100 real estate and mortgage companies took digital disruption to a whole new level and propelled a complete digital revolution, leaving a digital legacy that will impact borrowers, clients and companies for years to come," said Brena Nath, HousingWire's HW+ Managing Editor. "Knowing what these companies were able to navigate and overcome, we're excited to announce this year's list of the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries."

About DocMagic:

DocMagic, Inc. is the leading provider of fully compliant document generation, automated compliance, eSignature and comprehensive eMortgage solutions for the mortgage industry. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Torrance, Calif., DocMagic, Inc. develops award-winning software, mobile apps, processes, and web-based systems for the production and delivery of compliant loan document packages. The company's solutions connect industry participants, promote collaboration, and data integrity to execute precision-based digital lending transactions. The company's compliance experts and in-house legal staff consistently monitor legal and regulatory changes at both the federal and state levels to ensure accuracy. For more information on DocMagic, visit www.docmagic.com.

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit www.housingwire.com or www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

Related link: https://www.docmagic.com/

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United Private Cloud: Leader in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- United Private Cloud, a global leader in software-defined hybrid cloud management, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services has been named as a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis, within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.

With almost two decades of building and delivering very high-performance software-defined enterprise-grade Private Cloud IaaS globally, United Private Cloud (G3) is on its Gen-3 version. United Private Cloud is fully software-defined and highly scalable across geographies, with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts.

* Fully software-defined, highly scalable private cloud in 13 geographies, across five continents with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts.

* United Private Cloud point solutions (including Oracle, SAP, DaaS, Kubernetes) available across VMware, Hyper-V, and OpenStack.

* Lockdown security, 99.999% availability, 10-100 gig networking, High-Performance Compute and Storage with greater than 50K+ IOPS.

* Drive 30-50% saving across public clouds and on-prem data centers.

* Compliant to over 30 standards like SOC I, SOC II, SSA 18, HIPAA, FISMA, FEDRAMP, GDPR, and NIST 800-53.

United Private Cloud is built with locked-down security, high-performance, 10-100G networking, 50K+ IOPS, and 99.999% availability. Cloud solutions offered by United Private Cloud are 30-50% cheaper than AWS, Azure, or GCP, and 50-75% cheaper than on-premise data centers and other private cloud providers. It is offered in three flavors of G3, which includes VMware, Hyper-V, and Openstack.

NelsonHall's NEAT vendor evaluation assesses United Private Cloud's overall ability to meet future client requirements along with delivering immediate benefits to Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services clients. This evaluation assessed all the major cloud providers in this segment worldwide.

The NEAT assessment identifies United Private Cloud's Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services as a "Leader" in the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.

United Private Cloud's product portfolio includes:

* Kubernetes: managed Kubernetes cluster as a service and offers UnityOneCloud to provide various services, including multicloud container management and monitoring.

* G3 for SAP: a dedicated private cloud solution for SAP.

* G3 for Oracle: private cloud for Oracle X86 intel process.

* Desktop as a Service: private cloud including production environment and compliance. It has a lot of experience in this area across building, testing, securing, hardening, and deploying into production.

* Data center assets and cloud assessment: end-to-end data center assessment of hardware's EOL, EOS, servers, routers, and console managers.

* Private Cloud (build as a service): enabling build of customized software-defined private cloud, through a six-step approach including consulting-led services across cloud assessment, scalability, disaster recovery, enterprise grading, production environment, and compliance.

* Silicon UnitedCloud: enables Silicon companies to run optimized silicon tapeout workloads (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, etc.) in a secure private cloud with the ability to scale on-demand for rapid silicon tapeout execution.

"United Private Cloud (G3) is on its Gen-3 version, having been built over almost two decades. It is fully software-defined and highly scalable across geographies, with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts," said John Laherty, Senior Research Analyst at NelsonHall.

Being elated on the recognition, Abhijit Phanse, CEO of United Private Cloud, added, "We strive to drive innovation and enable organizations to gain performance advantages, lower costs, rapidly respond to unpredictable demand, and easily solve data sovereignty and compliance requirements. The recognition of United Private Cloud as a 'Leader' in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services shows the value of the company's end-to-end capabilities to orchestrate the latest cloud offerings, enable the new offering services and manage the underlying technical platform."

About United Private Cloud:

United Private Cloud is a leading enterprise-grade Software-Defined Private Cloud company delivering enterprise-grade private clouds across 13 data centers over 5 continents globally. United Private Cloud's G3 IaaS provides high-performance, 99.999% availability, locked-down security, and software-defined agility and scalability while offering greater than 30% cost savings than any primary public cloud provider. We are one of the world's experts at building and operating highly available, secure, and scalable private clouds.

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the 'art of the possible' in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall's research is based on rigorous, primary research and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

Related link: https://www.unitedprivatecloud.com/

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