LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE

LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE Don’t waste valuable assets over unpaid premiums

AUSTIN, TX, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Harbor Life Settlements
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LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE
Don’t waste valuable assets over unpaid premiums

Austin, TX: Selling your current life insurance policy is great for option if you are looking to reap the benefits from your monthly premiums. You can receive a payout that is more valuable to you now, rather than later. Harbor Life Settlements allows you to remove the stress of monthly premiums and still get the cash that you invested. If you are unable to continue paying premiums, you can avoid losing out by selling it for cash.

80% of the Life insurance policies become lapsed by their policyholders every year in the US. If premiums go unpaid well after the grace period, there will be no death benefit paid to the insured. An insurance settlement can overcome a policy lapse before you lose out. Making payments on premiums on a life insurance policy can be difficult after you have retired or come across an unexpected expense. A life insurance settlement will be more beneficial if your dependent no longer needs the benefit or you cannot make payments in the near future. Cash out now before you lose what you have invested.

Why keep making payments on an insurance plan that expires before a claim can be paid out? You can put a lot more money in your pocket when Harbor Life Settlements take care of selling your insurance. You will have the freedom to:

● Drop monthly expenses.
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● Enjoy your retirement.

About Harbor Life Settlements: Your insurance policy is your asset and we want to make sure you see the benefits of it. Our skilled, highly qualified life insurance settlement broker partners aim to maximize your life insurance by granting you valuable payouts. For more information visit https://www.harborlifesettlements.com.

Jessi Grogan
Harbor Life Settlements
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Laura Breit of Root Engineers to Speak at CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019

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CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019

Managing principal and mechanical engineer will explore regulatory considerations for hemp processing facilities

My goal is to help operations ensure their ability not only to pass inspections, but to scale with growth and build a successful processing operation.”

— Laura J. Breit, PE

BEND, OREGON, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laura J. Breit, PE, founder and managing principal of Root Engineers, is honored to announce her upcoming presentation at the CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 event in Seattle, Washington. This speaking engagement comes on the heels of a presentation by Breit’s colleague, Rob James, at MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans.

Breit’s presentation, “Regulatory Considerations for Hemp Extraction,” will explore the different regulatory considerations that go along with producing CBD. Attendees will develop a strong understanding of the different federal, state and local governing bodies and codes, as well as dive into the permitting process and the different steps involved at each stage of building a processing facility. Breit will bring her presentation to life with real-world examples of common mistakes and complications from her experience in designing more than 80 cannabis operations.

“The CBD market is growing rapidly as more and more players enter the game every day,” said Breit. “My goal is to help operations ensure their ability not only to pass inspections, but to scale with growth and build a successful processing operation.”

In addition to her presentation on regulatory considerations, Breit will also serve as a panel member on the panel “Certify This: GMP Certifications Take Facilities And Products To Next Level.” This panel will discuss good manufacturing practices and how they can set apart an amateur operation from an industrial facility capable of meeting customer needs.

“Certify This: GMP Certifications Take Facilities And Products To Next Level” will take place on Friday, June 28 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Breit’s presentation, “Regulatory Considerations for Hemp Extraction,” will follow from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The CBD Expo Series is powered by CBD Health and Wellness Magazine and is the original CBD event platform to share knowledge with the industry. CBD Expo NORTHWEST will feature a substantial lineup of speaker presentations and panel discussions from experts in the research, technology, production, globalization and sale of CBD and cannabinoid products. The themes of CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 are Innovations in Technology, Medical Trends and Broad and Full Spectrum.

To learn more about CBD Expo NORTHWEST and Laura Breit’s presentations, visit: https://cbdexpo.net/cbd-expo-north-west/.

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About Root Engineers
Root Engineers, a division of established firm ColeBreit Engineering, is a team of licensed professional engineers providing engineering, design, and consulting services for cannabis cultivation and processing facilities across the country. Root Engineers began building partnerships in its home state of Oregon in 2014 with growers, architects, contractors, and investors. With more than 100 years of combined engineering experience and more than 80 cannabis engineering projects in their portfolio, Root Engineers is a market leader in engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and process engineering. www.rootengineers.com @rootengineers

Morgan Whitehouse
Campbell Consulting Group
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Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium brings industry leaders to Columbus, Ohio June 26 and 27

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Symposium provides important forum for HFC community to highlight progress as fuel cells gain traction in race to replace fossil fuels

ELYRIA, OHIO, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Elyria, Ohio – The center of the hydrogen fuel cell world will be located in Columbus, Ohio on June 26 and 27 when the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC) raises the curtain on the 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240. The Symposium, titled “Hydrogen and its Applications” is being held against a backdrop of increased domestic and international acceptance of hydrogen fuel cells as a viable alternative to fossil fuels and battery-electric power in a wide range of applications, including transportation, materials-handling, and energy generation and storage.

According to OFCC Executive Director Pat Valente, continued acceptance of fuel cells will pay huge dividends for Ohio which is already a leader in HFC R&D and manufacturing. “The competition to replace fossil fuels is growing in intensity every day,” he said. “The Symposium provides industry leaders from the public and private sector, academics, and scientists with an excellent opportunity to discuss how we can work together to capture a significant share of the domestic and international alternative energy market. If we do, studies show as many as 675,000 jobs will be created in the fuel cell sector between now and 2035—and that many of those jobs will be located right here in Ohio.”

While the roster of Symposium participants is impressive and includes a NASA scientist as well as the director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, three presenters will share exciting news about growing interest in fuel cells in the U.S. and abroad and the ways in which they are working to turn that interest into increased use of fuel cells in the private and public sector:

 Andrew March, CEO of Plug Power, Inc., will discuss the company’s recent agreement to provide HFC engines to the German vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter. The engines will power delivery vans that will be placed in service in Germany by DHL. In a press release about the agreement, Mr. March noted that the European Union is committed to reducing CO2 emissions via the use of HFC technology by 2020. Plug Power is already the world’s largest manufacturer/supplier of fuel cells that power materials handling equipment used by WalMart, Amazon, and other companies.

 Kirt Conrad, CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) and Chair of the OFCC will discuss the success of SARTA’s unique Borrow A Bus program which was unveiled during last year’s Symposium which was held at Stark State College in Canton, Ohio. Under the unique program, SARTA, which operates one of the largest fleets of HFC-powered buses in the world, allows transit systems to “borrow” a fuel cell bus for two or three days free of charge.

The goal of the program: show that HFC power is the most effective and efficient way for transit systems and other transportation providers to meet their sustainability and zero emissions goals. The response: overwhelmingly positive. Every system that has borrowed a bus is now actively considering adding HFC vehicles to its fleet.

 Steve Ellis, manager of fuel cell marketing for American Honda Motor Company, will discuss the carmakers HFC program and the company’s efforts to develop a network of H2 fueling stations needed to facilitate the sale and use of HFC vehicles across the United States.

The Symposium will begin Wednesday, June 26th at 2:30 P.M with the invitation-only Supply Chain Exchange then continues with the Exhibitors Showcase and Networking Reception for all Symposium attendees from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The symposium will reconvene on Thursday, June 27th at 8:30 A.M and conclude at 4:00 P.M. Participants will also have the opportunity to view and ride one of SARTA’s HFC-powered buses during the Symposium. Members of the media are invited to attend the Symposium. Presenters will be available for interviews throughout the event.

For a complete schedule and list of presenters please visit https://www.fuelcellcorridor.com/information or contact Linda Buckosh at 440-366-4230 or by emailing linda.buckosh@fuelcellcorridor.com

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The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition is a united group of industry, academic, and government leaders working collectively to strengthen Ohio’s fuel cell industry and to accelerate the transformation of the region to global leadership in fuel cell technology. For information, visit www.fuelcellcorridor.com or contact us at 440-366-4230. Our offices are located at 151 Innovation Dr. Suite 320D, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Pat Valente
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
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HTR Mechanical is now servicing Air Conditioners in Bucs County

HVAC in Bucks County

Bucks County HVAC Service

Look no further than HTR Mechanical for all of your air conditioning service in the Bucks County area. Schedule your routine maintenance today.

The best HVAC company in the Bucks County area!”

— Craig Sanford

LEVITTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With summer now here, its more important than ever to schedule an HVAC check up with HTR Mechanical. We are a local Bucks County HVAC company specializing in air conditioning service throughout Levittown, PA and Montgomery County. Poor air flow from a clogged filter, or not enough freon can make or break your air conditioner from running at optimal efficiency. If you don't have these things checked and kept in top shape, you run the risk of damaging your HVAC unit, which could lead to needing a whole new unit, which is a very costly expense. Air conditioning repair in Levittown, PA is more and more popular as every homeowner now has an air conditioner, whether a simple window unit or a whole house HVAC system.

In addition to quality air conditioning service, we also install and service air scrubbers in Bucks County. With an air scrubber, your HVAC system will provide the cleanest air to your home or office. A scrubber cleans the reclaimed air passing through your A Coil before coming back out through your supply ducts, allowing you to breath better and live a longer, healthier life. Installing this helps remove pollen so any allergic customers can also breath a lot better in the comfort of their homes.

Don't waste time waiting on someone miles and miles away to show up to your home after the seasons over, when you can call up HTR Mechanical, located nearby in Levittown, PA to service your HVAC system today.

With air conditioning repairs and regular air conditioning maintenance checks from HTR Mechanical, a great air conditioning system can last over 20 years if it is taken care of properly. Are you noticing poor airflow, weird sounds or smells, or a lack of cool air? These are all issues that you want to address immediately, as well as any damage to the unit. Getting to the root of the problem immediately will help to avoid other, more serious issues. HTR Mechanical is close enough to your home to send a specialist to service your unit as needed, to help you address any potential problems leading to your air conditioning system to be repaired or replaced. They want you to have complete peace of mind that your air conditioning system will continue to work, despite even the hottest part of the summer.

We serve customers throughout the residential market and commercially to local business surrounding our service area. For those colder winter months, check out our humidifiers we supply for customers with dry heat systems looking to improve the overall feel of their heat system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience at 267-241-3769 or visit us on the web at http://www.htrmechanical.com. We provide free estimates to customers located in either Bucks County or the Montgomery County area. Unlike other HVAC companies, we are licensed and insured to give our customers peace of mind that not only will the job get done right the first time, but they truly have nothing to worry about.

Matt
HTR Mechanical
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Arecont Vision Costar Welcomes GT Reps

AV Costar Manufacturer's Rep GT Reps

GT Reps is a new member of the Arecont Vision Costar Man Rep Program

AV Costar

Arecont Vision Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company

Costar Technologies, Inc. logo

Arecont Vision Costar Manufacturer’s Representative Program extends US Great Lakes Region pre-sales coverage with new member firm, GT Reps

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CSTI)

Leigh Taylor and the GT Reps team are already assisting customers and sales partners across the territory, increasing our pre-sales coverage throughout the region.”

— John Bujarski, Senior Sales Director, Eastern USA & Canada

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arecont Vision Costar, the leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of GT Reps, LLC to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program. GT Reps will deliver pre-sales support across the US Great Lakes Region, which includes the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana.

“We’re excited to add GT Reps to our sales organization to broaden our coverage with skilled professionals,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas, Arecont Vision Costar. “We have a well-established and growing customer base throughout the territory that will benefit from the quality pre-sales support that GT Reps will bring to the territory.”

GT Reps is a manufacturer’s representative agency based in Avon Lake, Ohio. The company brings strong knowledge of emerging standards and technology improvements to assist and guide customers in choosing cost effective infrastructure solutions for datacom and security that will perform to the highest standards.

“GT Reps is pleased to add Arecont Vision Costar and their Total Video Solution to our product portfolio,” stated Leigh Taylor, Principal, GT Reps. “Our customers will benefit from the company’s award-winning single-, dual-, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras, cloud-enabled video management system and web services, and cloud-managed video recorders for even the most demanding surveillance needs.”

John Bujarski, Arecont Vision Costar’s Senior Sales Director, Eastern USA & Canada, agreed, “Leigh Taylor and the GT Reps team are already assisting customers and sales partners across the territory. We expect that they will be important members of the Arecont Vision Costar regional sales organization by increasing our pre-sales coverage throughout the region for years to come.”

Members of Arecont Vision Costar’s Manufacturer’s Representative Partner Program like GT Reps are focused on bringing the industry’s best, cyber-secure video surveillance offerings to their assigned regions. Participants in the program extend the reach of Arecont Vision Costar by providing expert pre-sales assistance while interfacing with and educating customers, system integrators, and distributors on available solutions for even the most challenging video surveillance requirements.

Contact GT Reps about Arecont Vision Costar products and services by calling or emailing Leigh Taylor at ltaylor@gtreps.net / 440.823.3342. You can also learn more about GT
Reps by visiting them online at https://www.gtreps.net/.

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ABOUT ARECONT VISION COSTAR
Arecont Vision Costar, LLC (AV Costar), a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. Launched in 2018, we are committed to providing the industry’s best customer experience, through outstanding customer service, product reliability, and innovation. We deliver the Total Video Solution, composed of our award-winning megapixel cameras (MegaIP® & ConteraIP®), advanced ConteraVMS® video management system, cyber-secure ConteraWS® (cloud-based web services), and ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorders) platforms for both local and cloud-based video surveillance.

Most Arecont Vision Costar products are Made in USA. We support integration with leading 3rd party products via ONVIF compliance and go beyond via the Arecont Vision Costar MegaLab™.

CAUTIONARY ADVISORY REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

EDITORIAL CONTACT

Jeff N Whitney / VP Marketing / Arecont Vision Costar
Phone: +1.818.937.0700
E-mail: jwhitney@arecontvision.com
Web: www.arecontvision.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/arecont-vision

Jeff N Whitney
Arecont Vision Costar
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GPB Capital Share Prices Plummet – Investment Fraud Lawyers File Claims to Recover Losses

GPB Capital Share Price

GPB Capital Share Price

GPB Capital Investigation

GPB Capital Investigation

Investors are very alarmed by the massive drop in their GPB Capital share prices and having investment fraud lawyers recover losses.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On June 21, 2019, the media reported that GPB Capital announced that some GPB Capital share prices declined as much as 73%. This news is devastating for many GPB Capital investors and specifically reports substantial declines in value for two of the largest GPB investment funds.

Despite months of negative news and reports from a variety of different sources, broker-dealer firms and the professional financial advisors who earned a reported $100 million in commissions in selling GPB Capital to their customers continued to report the value of the GPB Capital investment funds at the original purchase price value on customer account statements (despite all of the negative information). Those same broker-dealers and professional financial advisors also in some cases improperly continued to recommend that investor customers continue to “hold” these investments and ignore the negative information.

The attorneys at www.InvestmentFraudLawyers.com (Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A.) have filed numerous claims on behalf of GPB Capital investors and they are continuing their investigation into the GPB Capital issues as well as investigations in the activities by various broker-dealer firms and financial advisors who were recommending GPB Capital investment funds to their clients. Investors have a limited time to recover losses and are encouraged to call 1-800-856-3352 for a free review of their case.

For months now, many GPB Capital investors were able to tune out the material negative news reports and were comfortable sitting on the sidelines because when their monthly account statements arrived in the mail, the statements continued to reflect the full original purchase price for those investment funds. While experienced broker-dealers and professional financial advisors well knew those reported values were likely not accurate reflections of the value of those investment funds, they left the customers to fend for themselves (as they had already earned their commissions).

After GPB Capital recently announced a substantial drop in the value its two largest investment funds (GPB Holdings II and GPB Automotive Portfolio) investors are now left wondering what they can do to try and recoup their investment losses. Other GPB Capital investments that may be impacted include: GPB Holdings I, GPB Waste Management Fund, GPB Cold Storage, and GPB NYC Development. Some customers are likely to be surprised when they receive their account statements in the mail next month, and that is likely only the beginning.
As reported on June 21, 2019, the year-end 2018 values are reflecting substantial losses for investors, and keep in mind GPB Capital has not yet revealed the true and current value of its funds for 2019. Considering that this announcement comes on the heels of a slew of bad news in 2018 for GPB Capital, it is highly unlikely the current values (when they are finally reported) will improve, in fact, just the opposite is likely.

In 2018, GPB Capital suspended redemptions (purportedly to focus on accounting and financial reporting issues). GPB later announced that its auditor had resigned (and the reason given was quite disconcerting: it was due to perceived risks … that fell outside of the internal risk tolerance parameters). As if that were not enough, GPB informed public investors in 2018 that authorities had made an unannounced raid of the GPB Capital offices in New York to collect material. Additional issues included various media outlets reporting that regulators and authorities (including the FBI, SEC, and FINRA) had launched investigations into GPB Capital. Finally, in the midst of a dispute with an insider, there were allegations in that pending litigation that included a reference to GPB Capital being a Ponzi scheme.

Why and how do so many public investors own so much GPB? Make no mistake, GPB private placements were marketed to public investors in most cases through professional financial advisors who earned commissions as high as 8% in selling these investments to unsuspecting public investors. So the answer is quite clear in many cases, it was greed. It has been reported that over $100 million in commissions from selling GPB Capital investments was paid to broker-dealers and professional financial advisors to incentivize their recommending these investments to public investor customers. In the process, more than $1.8 billion in capital was raised by GPB Capital in the process.

With up to 60 independent broker-dealer firms and thousands of professional financial advisors selling GPB investments funds over the past several years, the net effect here could be a massive loss for public investor customers all over the country. Well-known broker-dealer firms including Sagepoint Financial, Dawson James, FSC Securities, Advisor Group, and Woodbury Financial have marketed and sold the GPB investments to their clients.

GPB Capital investors may want to contact an attorney for a free, private consultation to discuss some of the options that may be available to some investors. In most cases the broker-dealer firms earned substantial revenue selling GPB Capital to investor customers and negligently or improperly performed the requisite due diligence and monitoring of the investments for the investor clients. Similarly, the professional financial advisors in the sales process made negligent or improper recommendations, were not properly supervised by the firms, and the ongoing monitoring as well as subsequent recommendations to “hold” were also negligent or improper.

For a free confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call now 1-800-856-3352.

Jason Haselkorn
Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A.
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Keboola Welcomes New Head of Advisory Board Paul Toldalagi

Paul Toldalagi

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Keboola, the leading open-architecture data management platform, today announced the appointment of Paul Toldalagi as the Head of the Advisory Board.

Keboola offers an acceleration ramp for banks to incorporate advanced Data Science techniques in their client-facing business operations while increasing efficiency through selective automation.”

— Paul Toldalagi, newly appointed Head of the Advisory Board

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Paul Toldalagi is a proven leader with a strong financial background and extensive professional experience working as Global CIO at Morgan Stanley, Senior Group Executive at Zurich Financial Services, and as Executive Chair and Managing Partner at companies that he co-founded – BTA Investment Advisors and BTA-Partners.

In his role, Paul will accelerate Keboola’s evolution as the platform of choice to drive digital transformations in the financial industry, whether to achieve greater operational efficiency/lower cost (through process automation), or to optimize proprietary and white-labeled client service offerings, using ever smarter analytics and insightful intelligence about client preferences and behaviors.

As Paul puts it: “Keboola was a logical choice of firm for me to advise, since it offers an acceleration ramp for banks to incorporate advanced Data Science techniques (e.g., Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, AI) in their client-facing business operations while increasing efficiency, particularly in mid- and back-office operations, through selective automation.”

About Paul
Paul finds the rapid digital transformation of many industries, especially the ultra-competitive capital markets and banking services, fascinating. Feeling passionate about the necessity to use technology wisely and ethically, he always has the best interest of customers and investors in mind, while enforcing an ever-growing set of regulatory compliance rules. The Keboola team met Paul when they started their collaboration with Microsoft. He particularly likes the fact that Keboola's platform is easily automated and cloud-centric, while non-disruptive to existing legacy IT systems and processes.

About Keboola
Every day, Keboola connects data, systems, and people to do their best work. Keboola is an open-architecture data management platform that streamlines and automates your data processes and systems, creates a scalable data structure that works best for you, and aligns business and IT in a secure environment so they can do meaningful work together. Hundreds of innovative companies — such as DXC technology, ROTI, and Home Credit — use Keboola to unlock their data-driven power. The company has offices in Chicago, Vancouver, London, and Prague. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit keboola.com.

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Canalys: Economic weakness slows worldwide infrastructure shipment growth to 5% in Q1 2019.

Worldwide infrastructure market growth rate by segment

Worldwide infrastructure market growth rate by segment

Worldwide infrastructure top vendors Q119

Latest research from Canalys shows that the worldwide growth rate for server, storage and networking infrastructure shipments slowed to 4.8% in Q1 2019.

The longer the US-China trade war goes on, the more of an impact it will have on economies and business investment. Confidence is starting to decline around the world”

— Matthew Ball, Principal Analyst

PORTLAND, SINGAPORE, SHANGHAI, READING (UK), June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The latest research from leading global analyst firm Canalys shows that the worldwide growth rate for server, storage and networking infrastructure shipments slowed to 4.8% in Q1 2019, as the total market value reached US$38.8 billion. This comes after a stellar 2018, when the growth rate for the full year reached 16.3%. A marked slowdown in capital expenditure by the hyperscale cloud builders, combined with ongoing weakness in service provider spending, the end of the mainframe refresh cycle, and smaller expansion in enterprise server and storage sales were the main factors. Nevertheless, the total shipment value was still US$1.8 billion higher compared with a year ago. But the outlook for the rest of the year is uncertain, as the fallout from escalating trade disputes starts to affect global trade and economic performance.

All three technology segments were positive in Q1, with servers slowing the most. Shipments grew 3.7% during the quarter against 39.2% in the same period a year ago. “Vendors have become accustomed to high double-digit percentage growth rates over the last 18 months, fueled by rising ASPs, due to server refresh, component price rises and demand for higher configurations to support more compute-intensive workloads. But this is cooling, with ASPs starting to stabilize and unit shipments falling,” said Canalys Principal Analyst Matthew Ball. “Server refresh is still ongoing in businesses, but greater emphasis is being placed on integrating multi-cloud services with existing on-premises resources as part of hybrid-IT strategies and simplifying operations.” The fall in server unit shipments has been stronger among hyperscale cloud builders, which have switched to consuming capacity after making big investments last year. This is expected to continue for at least the next quarter.

Storage shipment growth also slowed in Q1 2019, to 4.6%, compared with 19.8% in Q1 2018. All-flash arrays and hyperconverged infrastructure remain key investment areas for customers. Data management will be a critical part of hybrid-IT strategies, as businesses look to optimize multiple storage resources to store, process and analyze the increasing volume and variety of data being produced. Networking was the only infrastructure segment to register stronger growth than last year, albeit at a relatively low level, increasing 6.5%. Refresh of campus networks continued and the transition to Wi-Fi 6 gained traction, while data center switching was flat. SD WAN has emerged as a key growth opportunity, as businesses optimize and secure branch access to cloud-based services.

For full-year 2019, Canalys forecasts worldwide infrastructure shipments will grow 6.4%. “IT infrastructure growth was always going to be slower this year, as maintaining the high rates recorded in the in the last six quarters was not sustainable. The longer the US-China trade war goes on, the more of an impact it will have on economies and business investment. Confidence is starting to decline around the world, with central banks prepared to inject stimulus measures if the situation worsens,” added Ball. Vendors have already faced multiple challenges this year linked to the trade war, in terms of managing supply chains to reduce exposure to US tariffs and shifting manufacturing from China. The short-lived threat of tariffs on imports from Mexico would have made the situation even more challenging for vendors.

The top three infrastructure market leaders in Q1 2019 were Cisco, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which collectively accounted for 52.1% of total shipments. This increased from 50.5% a year ago. Cisco continued to dominate each segment of the networking market, while Dell EMC made further gains in the channel in both servers and storage. HPE remained the leading challenger in all segments, with its Aruba wireless LAN business taking further share. Huawei was the fourth largest vendor, accounting for 7.3%. It is arguably facing the biggest supply chain challenges among any of the top four vendors, given the US Executive Order signed on 15 May.

For more information, please contact:
Canalys EMEA
Matthew Ball: matthew_ball@canalys.com +44 7887 950 505
Alastair Edwards: alastair_edwards@canalys.com +44 7901 915 991
Canalys APAC (Shanghai)
Daniel Liu: daniel_liu@canalys.com +86 158 0075 6471
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Sharon Hiu: sharon_hiu@canalys.com +65 9777 9015
Yih Khai Wong: yih_khai_wong@canalys.com +65 6671 9384
Canalys Americas
Marcy Ryan: marcy_ryan@canalys.com +1 650 862 4299
Alex Smith: alex_smith@canalys.com +1 650 799 4483

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Briq recruits Gaming and AI Expert to Revolutionize Prediction in Construction

EA Head of Intelligent Systems joins Briq

Briq adds John Kolen, Electronic Arts Head of Intelligent Systems as VP of Engineering

SANTA BARBARA, CA, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Briq has appointed Electronic Arts (EA) Head of Intelligent Systems and former Google AI expert Dr. John Kolen to spearhead its construction-focused data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies.

At EA, Dr. Kolen was responsible for developing the billion-dollar gaming company’s AI and data-driven tactics around player retention and gaming improvements for hundreds of millions of gamers across titles like Madden NFL, FIFA Football and Fortnite. Prior to EA, Dr. Kolen worked on Google’s Web Search Infrastructure as part of the TeraGoogle team building a trillion-document index.

Bassem Hamdy, the CEO and CoFounder of Briq, believes this new hire signals a broader trend for construction data analytics.

“John’s addition to the team is not just a great win for Briq, but also for the construction industry at large. With this addition, we’ve brought in deep, mainstream tech expertise to solve some of construction’s most burning questions. Briq is building the most valuable construction data platform to provide unparalleled insights on the millions of data points in construction, and this hire clearly signifies an integral step towards that mission.”

Briq is seeing rapid adoption in the construction industry. The company is growing 300% quarterly and has demonstrated a clear acceptance of machine learning assistance on the difficult questions a construction professional faces each and every day.

The last several years have sparked renewed interested in construction technology, but only recently has it attracted talent from more mainstream companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

Dr. Kolen’s arrival at Briq is a rare crossover from mainstream technology to construction technology but indicates that helping to solve the problem of low margins and high overhead costs is indeed possible with smarter data intelligence.

Dr. Kolen is an early innovator in the application of artificial intelligence, distributed systems, neural networks and cognitive science. His research topics include neural networks, cognitive science, and algorithms and he holds seven US patents, with more than twenty active applications. Dr. Kolen received his Masters and Ph.D. in computer science from The Ohio State University. His B.A. in computer science is from the University of California, San Diego.

Ellis Talton
Briq
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Malaysia Islamic Tourism Center to Launch Halal Holiday For World Muslim in Advance of Eid Al-Adha

Halalholida-Muslim Friendly Travel Marketplace

Halalholiday-Muslim Friendly Travel Marketplace

Malaysia Islamic Tourism Center to Launch Halal Holiday

Malaysia Islamic Tourism Center to Launch Halal Holiday

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Halalholiday-Halal Muslim Friendly Holiday Tour Packages-Flights-Hotels-Cruise

Digitization transformation for travel agencies to achieve 36 million tourists for “Visit Malaysia Year 2020”

A Muslim Friendly Online Travel cater the influx of a new breed of
young Muslim travelers with a burning desire to explore confidently the world while still adhering to their faith-based needs.”

— HalalHoliday

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — WHHM Berhad announces to launch halalholiday.com, a Muslim Friendly Travel Marketplace on 11th July 2019 for Muslim to travel confidently anywhere in the world while still adhering to their faith-based needs in advance of Eid Al-Adha.

Halal Holiday revolutionized flexibility and personalized travel attraction with the cutting- edge dynamic pricing technology for easy and simple instant booking. The initiative is designed to cater to the market of 1.8 billion Muslim populations, where there are 1 billion young techs savvy Muslim under the age of 30 vehemently desire to experience a new destination.

Present interactive platform put a wide variety of local attractions across Malaysia within the global reach. Haj and Umrah unique features include pilgrims’ choice to personalize their trips, extend the staying period in Mecca and other landing destination, the preferred choice of hotel selection and transportation arrangement instead of the conventional fixed package.

Our vision is to organize your travel far and wide. Travel to experience new places, Mecca pilgrimage, exciting adventure, savoring halal food and sharing happiness with new friends.

Halal Travel is just the beginning to differentiate itself in the OTA marketplace and shall lead in the local attraction experience and strives to become the world’s most popular OTA for Muslim.

Future planning is to focus on the digital presence expansion for more travel agencies to participate in this global connectivity for the benefits to customers worldwide.

About Us – Air Ticket, Hotel, Cruise, Local Attraction, Holiday Package, and Umrah create a seamless experience across www.HalalHoliday.com for the betterment and assure Muslim faith-based products to worldwide Muslim Travelers.

Ms Sara
WHHM Berhad
+60 3-2856 9987
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire