VoIP (voice over IP) is the transmission of voice and multimedia content over Internet Protocol (IP ) networks. VoIP is enabled by a group of technologies and methodologies used to deliver voice communications over the internet, enterprise local area networks or wide area networks .
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VoIP historically referred to using IP to connect private branch exchanges (PBXs ), but the term is now used interchangeable with IP telephony .
VoIP encapsulates audio via a codec into data packets, transmits them across an IP network and unencapsulates them back into audio at the other end of the connection. VoIP endpoints include dedicated desktop VoIP phones. softphone applications running on PCs and mobile devices, and WebRTC -enabled browsers.
By eliminating the use of circuit-switched networks for voice, VoIP reduces network infrastructure costs, enables providers to deliver voice services over their broadband and private networks, and allows enterprises to operate a single voice and data network. VoIP also piggy-backs on the resiliency of IP-based networks by enabling fast failover around outages and redundant communications between endpoints and networks.
VoIP endpoints typically use International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard codecs, such as G.711. which is the standard for transmitting uncompressed packets, or G.729. which is the standard for compressed packets. Many equipment vendors also use their own proprietary codecs. Voice quality may suffer when compression is used, but compression reduces bandwidth requirements. VoIP typically supports non-voice communications via the ITU T.38 protocol for sending faxes over a VoIP or IP network in real time.
Once voice is encapsulated onto IP, it is typically transmitted via the real-time transport protocol or through its encrypted variant, secure real-time transport protocol. The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is most often used for signaling that is necessary to create, maintain and end calls. Within enterprise or private networks, quality of service is typically used to prioritize voice traffic over non-latency -sensitive applications to ensure acceptable voice quality.
Additional components of a typical VoIP system include the following: an IP-PBX to manage user phone numbers; devices; features and clients; gateways to connect networks and provide failover or local survivability in the event of a network outage; and session border controllers to provide security, call-policy management and network connections. A VoIP system can also include location-tracking databases for E911 (enhanced 911) call routing, and management platforms to collect call-performance statistics for reactive and proactive voice-quality management.
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VoIP phone systems offer versatility but require more purchasing considerations than legacy telephony. Learn more about comparing VoIP vendors in order to make the right purchase choice.
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Rather than imagining the Internet as a single global cloud, it is perhaps more accurate to imagine it as a system of many clouds, like a thunderstorm. With this metaphor, it could be logically asserted that lightning is the weather system equivalent of communication among clouds. This metaphor is perhaps more accurate in the sense that clouds systematically interact with each other to create a single result: the Internet.
It is unlikely that the Internet will be made up of one single cloud at least in the near future because of the lack of standards in cloud computing and obvious attempts by companies to capitalize long term through vendor lock-in. Nevertheless, cloud computing would not have advanced to where it is currently if it weren’t for innovation in the spirit of capitalism. Perhaps one day, the Internet really will be a single, interconnected cloud in which VMs could be transferred effortlessly to “the cloud” without concern for file format and interconnected clusters of VMs could be managed across service providers, all through a single interface. But that day is a long way off. In the meantime, we’ll speak of the Internet as consisting of many clouds. (Ironically, I’m using the Apple MobileMe cloud to store this article so I can work on it on across several devices.)
Elasticity is the first critical facet of IaaS. To illustrate the concept of elasticity, I’m going to require you to use your imagination for a moment. Pretend that clouds are actually made of marshmallow clusters stuck together so that people can sit and ride on them. Each marshmallow cloud can hold a certain number of people, depending on the number of marshmallow clusters that make up the cloud and how many marshmallows are contained in those clusters. As more people get on to ride the marshmallow cloud, you can expand the marshmallow clusters by sticking more marshmallows to them, increasing the surface area. As you have probably already figured out, the people represent the applications that require compute resources, such as those that host Web sites and run software services. The marshmallow clusters represent clusters of VMs, with each marshmallow a VM.
Although this might sound like something you’d expect to find in a Dr. Seuss book, it provides a means of understanding a concept considered by many a dark art: elastic clustering. Clustering of physical servers to form a virtual cloud is a concept known as cloud clustering, and if it is in fact a dark art, then mastery is measured by the scalability of an artist’s system design.
Let’s look at an example. Say that you’re a statistical researcher working for the U.S. government. The government is a bit short-handed, and you’ve just been tasked with compiling all the data from the latest U.S. census. You’re responsible for formulating the necessary statistical data so that Congress can make important decisions regarding the allocation of economic recovery funds and tax dollars three days from now. Needless to say, this is a pretty important job, and you’re on a bit of a time crunch. What’s more, the amount of data you must process is astronomical, and you just found out that the compute resources required to compile it is going to take the IT department three weeks to get ready!
This is exactly the kind of problem that you can easily mitigate using IaaS. As a matter of fact, using IaaS, you could have the entire U.S. census data analysis completed within an hour. You’d start by creating a single instance of a server that contains the database software to run queries on the data. This is called an image.
After you deploy the image and import the data into the database, you could then duplicate that image as many times as necessary and start running your data-processing tasks. While the tasks are running, you might manually or automatically add and remove resources. For example, if the compute tasks were not running quickly enough, simply add more duplicate machine instances to the cluster.
Now that you understand the concept of elasticity, let’s take a look at the second major facet of IaaS: virtualization.
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Today, it is estimated that Google has more than 1 million x86 servers in 12 major data centers and about 20 smaller centers on different continents. That’s a pretty big cloud. Two key factors to the system design allowed them to scale the dorm-room beast in 1995, and it still holds true for the million-plus servers in the Google network today. To this day, Google continues to use inexpensive x86 parts instead of the much more expensive enterprise server components found in many corporate data centers. Second, failover, redundancy, monitoring, clustering, and other infrastructure management tasks are handled by a virtualization system that runs beneath the operating system level rather than using separate hardware such as load balancers to handle such tasks.
IaaS is easy to spot, because it is typically platform-independent. IaaS consists of a combination of hardware and software resources. IaaS software is low-level code that runs independent of an operating system called a hypervisor and is responsible for taking inventory of hardware resources and allocating said resources based on demand (see Figure 1 ). This process is referred to as resource pooling. Resource pooling by the hypervisor makes virtualization possible, and virtualization makes multi-tenant computing possible a concept that refers to an infrastructure shared by several organizations with similar interests in regard to security requirements and compliance considerations.
With IaaS, you have the capability to provision processing, storage, networks, and other computing resources, where you can deploy and run arbitrary software such as operating systems and applications. Most use cases for cloud computing follow the same fundamental layering structure you are already used to: a software solution stack or platform is deployed on a network infrastructure, and applications are run on top of the platform. However, virtualization makes the cloud paradigm unique.
In this article, you learned about many of the basic principles of cloud computing as well as the anatomy of IaaS and how it might be used in a real-world situation. The second article in this series will dive into the second major classification of cloud computing: PaaS. In the meantime, check out the Related topics section for links to more information on IaaS.
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Money is one of the biggest necessities of life. Today, more than ever before, with rising aspirations, numerous opportunities to spend and longer life spans, merely earning a good income is not enough; it is equally important to invest your money wisely to ensure that it generates a good return. But selecting appropriate financial tools can sometimes be a bit tricky. And, that’s exactly why it always helps to know as much as you can about investing.
A mutual fund allows a group of people to pool their money together and have it professionally managed, in keeping with a predetermined investment objective. This investment avenue is popular because of its cost-efficiency, risk-diversification, professional management and sound regulation. You can invest as little as Rs. 1,000 per month in a mutual fund. There are various general and thematic mutual funds to choose from and the risk and return possibilities vary accordingly.
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Diversification involves holding a wide variety of investments in a portfolio so as to mitigate risks. Mutual funds usually spread investments across various industries and asset classes, constrained only by the stated investment objective. Thus, by investing in mutual fund, you can avail of the benefits of diversification and asset allocation, without investing the large amount of money that would be required to create an individual portfolio.
Mutual funds employ experienced and skilled professionals, who conduct investment research, and analyze the performance and prospects of various instruments before selecting a particular investment. Thus, by investing in mutual funds, you can avail of the services of professional fund managers, which would otherwise be costly for an individual investor.
In an open-ended scheme, unit holders can redeem their units from the fund house anytime, by paying a small fee called an exit load, in some cases. Even with close-ended schemes, one can sell the units on a stock exchange at the prevailing market price. Besides, some close-ended and interval schemes allow direct repurchase of units at NAV related prices from time to time.
Mutual funds offer a variety of plans, such as regular investment, regular withdrawal and dividend reinvestment plans. Depending upon one’s preferences and convenience, one can invest or withdraw funds, accordingly.
Since mutual funds have a number of investors, the fund’s transaction costs, commissions and other fees get reduced to a considerable extent. Thus, owing to the benefits of larger scale, mutual funds are comparatively less expensive than direct investment in the capital markets. *
Mutual funds in India are regulated and monitored by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which strives to protect the interests of investors. Mutual funds are required to provide investors with regular information about their investments, in addition to other disclosures like specific investments made by the scheme and the proportion of investment in each asset class.
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Mutual Fund Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) gives an opportunity to create wealth over long term. Systematic Investment Plan is like a Recurring Deposit wherein the investor needs to remit a fixed amount into a chosen scheme for a predefined period. The advantage of SIP is that there is a lot of flexibility to change all these parameters subsequently also based on any change in our Investment Horizon or our expectations from the schemes.
SIP work using two important levers- Power of compounding and Rupee cost averaging
How does Power of compounding work in SIP?
The compounding refers to the re-investment of income at a rate of return to constantly grow the principal amount year after year. Getting the benefit of the Power of Compounding requires the customer to remain invested for a longer period. Starting early in life and remaining invested focusing on specific goals is the basic mantra of investment. An illustration is given below to prove the point:
Suppose a monthly SIP is for Rs 1000 and the fund’s net asset value (NAV) is Rs 10. This will result in 100 units being credited to you. However, next month, on account of volatile market conditions if the fund’s NAV falls to Rs 5, you will get 2,00 units. This will lower your average purchase cost. A SIP helps you to buy more when the stock market is falling and less when it is rising.
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We need some files stored directly on our PCs, some backed up to protect important data, and others to be accessible everywhere we go. To accomplish this, most of us are at our best with a combination of local and network-based drives that work together across multiple devices.
Local storage refers to drives inside or attached to your PC. These can be internal disks installed at the factory, external drives that sit on your desk, or small drives that fit easily in a bag or pocket.
Network Storage is a type of drive that you access over your network, or via the Internet. These can be physical boxes located inside your home or office, or they could be remote drives that you access via an online service. When storage is hosted on a remote service that you access via the Internet, it’s referred to as “cloud storage,” or “the cloud.”
As cloud storage has grown in popularity, a hybrid approach has emerged, combining the security benefits of having your data in your home with the convenience of the cloud. Network-attached drives such as the WD My Cloud can save everything from all your PCs right on your own network, giving you a central point of control for all your data. They also connect to other cloud services, like Dropbox, giving you access to your files from any device, anywhere.
Any drive connected directly to your computer – be it inside or outside the case – is known as local storage, as opposed to remote storage, which you access via a network connection.
Internal drives. as the name implies, live inside your computer. They typically consist of either a spinning hard drive or solid-state flash storage. In most cases, internal drives are installed at the factory. If you need more storage or faster performance, you can upgrade your internal drive – a task that’s generally not too difficult for tech-savvy folks to do at home.
Direct-attached storage (DAS) refers to drives that plug right into your computer’s external ports, usually via USB. These can be large, high capacity drives for holding large amounts of data; or slim, portable drives that fit into your pocket. Simple desktop drives like these are a great choice for people who only need to store and access data from one computer. Just plug an external hard drive it through your USB port, set up your backup software to do its thing, and then forget about it unless you eventually need to restore data.
For mobile workers who need to keep specific files handy even when Internet access isn’t available, portable drives like the WD My Passport can securely carry all your most important files in a compact package that won’t weigh you down. (Be sure to use the drive’s built-in encryption features to protect your data from prying eyes.)
Over the past few years, network storage options have really blossomed.
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a type of drive that connects to your home or office network, enabling multiple PCs and other devices to connect as needed. They usually look just like regular desktop drives, but instead of plugging them directly into your computer, you attach them to your network router so all your devices can access them.
The advent of affordable home and small-business NAS drives has made it easier than ever to share files between multiple computers, tablets, and smartphones connected to your network. They can even share files with connected TVs and media players. Larger NAS drives are an excellent choice for backing up data from all your devices, because they keep your backups in a central location.
Cloud storage. sometimes simply called “the cloud,” is Internet-based storage, usually offered as a subscription service. Unlike NAS storage, which is designed for accessing data within a stationary home or office network, cloud storage is well suited to mobile users who need to reach their data from multiple devices, such as phones and tablets, even while traveling.
There are two basic types of cloud storage options: public and private. Notable examples of public cloud services include Dropbox and Google Drive. Private cloud options, such as WD’s My Cloud, host all your data on your own physical hard disk, connected to your home or office network, while giving you the same freedom of remote access that you can expect from public cloud services.
While some low-capacity public cloud options are available for free, you can expect to pay upwards of $10 per month for 100GB of public cloud storage, which can make it significantly more expensive than NAS options over time. Also, because public cloud offerings are hosted entirely on the web, many users worry about the security of these services. A private cloud option is ideal for security-conscious users.
Personal cloud is an emerging category of storage devices that offers a hybrid approach between NAS and the cloud. A personal cloud system securely stores files on a physical NAS drive in your house while simultaneously allowing secure remote access over the Internet. Best-of-both-worlds devices like the WD My Cloud give you centralized control over all your data, so you can share files between PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones on your home or office network, and from the road. They’re the ultimate storage option for backups, photos, videos, business documents, and everything else that matters in your digital life.
This story, “Storage 101: Secure, Accessible Options at Home and in the Cloud” was originally published by BrandPost .
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November, 2013. It was last updated in April 2017.
Take a look at the next desktop PC or laptop you come across. Odds are good it won’t be running an open-source operating system. Microsoft’s closed-source Windows has by far the highest share of the PC client operating system market, followed in a distant second by Apple’s macOS. Linux and other wholly open source operating systems have only a tiny market share.
It’s not hard to see why. Despite the advances made by distributions such as Ubuntu, desktop Linux is still miles behind Windows and macOS in terms of the look, the feel and the slickness that most office workers have come to expect. The vast majority of companies simply aren’t prepared to make office workers use an open source OS — and most office workers aren’t prepared to use them, either.
Even if you want to stick with a closed source operating system (or, the case of macOS, partially closed source), your business can still take advantage of a vast amount of open source software. The most attractive benefit of doing so: It’s generally available to download and run for nothing. While support usually isn’t available for such free software, it’s frequently offered at an additional cost by the author or a third party. It may be included in a low-cost commercially licensed version as well.
Is it possible, then, to run a business entirely on software that can be downloaded for free? There certainly are many options that make it possible — and many more that aren’t included in this guide.
Very few companies using Microsoft Office actually require support from Microsoft, so using an open source alternative can make good financial sense. Open-source suites are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats such as .doc and .xls. Though their feature sets aren’t quite as comprehensive as Office, that’s unlikely to matter — most people only use a fraction of the available features available anyway.
Here are four open source alternatives to Microsoft Office:
The following financial packages provide open source alternatives to commercial packages such as Quicken, Sage or QuickBooks:
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is complex and can be very costly. But open source alternatives to SAP or Microsoft Dynamics do exist. Here are three:
Commercial customer relationship management (CRM) software is available from niche vendors, software as a service providers such as Salesforce.com and large software vendors such as Oracle. Here are three open source alternatives:
Private branch exchange (PBX) hardware used to be very expensive, but software-based PBX releases bring the price of PBXs down. The open source PBX market is dominated by Asterisk software.
Content management systems power websites — and many of the world’s largest sites use an cross-platform, open source CMS such as the following:
Ecommerce software packages, such as the three cross-platform products listed here, include everything from product presentation to shopping carts, checkout and payment processing.
Open source security tools
If you haven’t been looking to open source to help address your security needs, you’re missing out on a growing number of freely available tools for protecting your networks, hosts, and data.
Open source network management tools
Can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results? To answer this question we tested four open source network monitoring products: OpenNMS, Pandora FMS, NetXMS and Zabbix.
We create voices that read, inform, explain, present, guide, educate, tell stories, help to communicate, alarm, notify, entertain.
Text-to-speech solutions that give the say to tiny toys or server farms, artificial intelligence, screen readers or robots, cars trains, smartphones, IoT and much more.
We innovate to give a voice to All. Our in-house speech technologies and solutions are designed to provide a smart and pleasant spoken audio result.
Planet Earth has yet to pass the 7 billion mark when it comes to human beings alive on its surface. Yet it recently passed the 7.3 billion threshold for mobile devices. That there are more mobile telephones than people in the world is one thing. But when you factor out the many humans that are barely out of diapers, or very old, that ratio becomes even more extraordinary.
The folks at Forrester Research recently published a study that points to a startling phenomenon: that although there are a lot of mobile devices out there, true mobility is difficult for organizations both to attain and, later, to maintain. (Coleridge comes to mind: “Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink!” )
According to Forrester, ready-to-go mobile solutions that are both horizontal and industry-specific are now de rigeuer. That’s why the leading providers of enterprise mobility services are all flocking to make their apps what shift-on-the-fly did for off-road driving three decades ago. “More than just reusable assets, these are full-blown solutions — both cross-industry or ready for specific industries,” the Forrester report stated. Enterprise mobility has become a “go strong or go home” market arena. Yes, it’s a crowded space. But sheer numbers of entrants don’t mean nearly as much as the fact that the space is changing dramatically. oh, every five minutes or so. The popularity of the Cloud and the ever-increasing demands of consumers to be everywhere at the same time (and in real time) means providers of mobility solutions have to work innovatively and tirelessly to stay ahead of their competitors with product offerings that impress.
Speaking of outsmarting the competition, I’m reminded of one of the most extraordinary businessmen of the 19th century, Cornelius Vanderbilt. When he first saw the potential market for people who needed to be ferried back and forth across New York Harbor, he assembled a fleet of sailboats. While his competitors were building their own fleets of wind-powered boats, he was already thinking about a steam-powered operation. And when his competitors jettisoned wind for steam power themselves, he redefined travel altogether – he was investing in railroads! Vanderbilt was a business leader because his vision and abilities had both breadth and depth of focus. So must providers of solutions be when it comes to modern-day enterprise mobility.
Those of us who are dedicated to building tomorrow’s enterprise today might not be surprised at all. We continue to make deep investment into future areas. What makes us stand apart is that we know fully well that such areas have vast potential. And as we lead the field in user experience, process consulting, development, and end-to-end capacity to support our clients across a broad spectrum of their mobility needs – we are delighted that we are already the standard by which other companies are gauging themselves.
Direct Connect is a credit card processing company centrally located in Kansas City, Missouri.
We provide merchant services, payroll services, equipment, installation, consultation, account management, and excellent 24/7 customer service to businesses across the United States.
With a combined 50+ years experience in the industry our company is committed to the constant development of innovative solutions designed to meet your current and future business needs.
Our payment solutions provide our customers with the tools and resources they need to drive continued growth and achievement of their goals.
Our straight forward pricing, excellent customer service by Terri, a 17 year veteran in the processing business and her honesty have made us a trustworthy advisers to our clients.
We offer payment solutions to all types of business industries including retail stores, restaurants, mail order, internet, government contractors, service industries, business to business and software developers among others.
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Marken zu kreieren, zu führen und ein Gesicht zu geben kann etwas Magisches haben. Vor allem, wenn Designer und Markenberater mit Herzblut am Werk sind und sich mit Leidenschaft jeder Aufgabe widmen. SOLUTIONS steht für die Verbindung von Markenstrategie und Design, welches verzaubert und überrascht, mit einem scharfsinnigen Blick auf das „Gesamte”.
Seit mehr als 2000 Jahren trinken Menschen Bier. Weil es ihnen schmeckt. Und auch, weil sie damit ein bestimmtes Lebensgefühl verknüpfen. Welches das ist, bestimmt heute im Wesentlichen das Image der Biermarke. Und das wird nicht nur durch die klassische Werbung, sondern auch über die Verpackung transportiert. Denn die eigentliche Kaufentscheidung trifft der Kunde am Regal, am so genannten Point of Sale.
Von zwei Säulen sollte die Marke Beck’s zukünftig getragen werden, so die Entscheidung von Anheuser-Busch InBev: Zum einen gibt es die Reihe der starken Biercharaktere, zum anderen die Biermischgetränke – adressiert an unterschiedliche Zielgruppen und damit optisch auch unbedingt zu trennen, so die Aufgabenstellung an SOLUTIONS.
Nachdem SOLUTIONS bereits Beck’s Gold ein maskulineres Äußeres verpasst hatte, war es bei den Biermixen viel mehr die Aufgabe, das Design klar abzugrenzen, ohne aber die Beck’s-Identität aus den Augen zu verlieren. Die Markenführung soll deutlich erhalten bleiben, bei einer klar differenzierten Optik, um darüber unterschiedliche Zielgruppen und Verwendungsanlässe zu adressieren.
Nicht nur die entsprechenden Umverpackungen wie Sixpacks, Logipacks und Dosen und hat SOLUTIONS dem neuen Design angepasst, sondern darüber hinaus auch einer Innovation des Mix-Segments ein attraktives Gesicht geben.
Bereits seit 2005 ist Anheuser-Busch InBev Kunde von SOLUTIONS. Es ist insbesondere die enge Zusammenarbeit, die auch schon zum Erfolg bei anderen Marken, wie z. B. bei Haake-Beck und Löwenbräu, geführt hat. Auch in diesem Fall führt das gemeinsame Wirken zu einer perfekten Einpassung des Design-Relaunchs in die Gesamtkampagne.
Kann sich sehen lassen. Denn es hat zu einer signifikanten Absatzsteigerung der Beck’s-Produkte geführt. Und erst dann sind wir zufrieden.
Automated Chemical Solutions manufactures specialty chemicals and process control systems for use in the printed circuit, chemical milling and metal finishing industries. We manufacture a wide range of process chemicals and the control systems used to replenish them to the manufacturing process. Our strength is our flexibility. If we do not have the process chemical that meets your requirements, we can custom formulate one that will. If we do not have a process control system that meets your needs, we can custom design one to your specifications. In most cases, we can deliver custom designed products faster than our competition can deliver their standard products. Our product range includes:
Acid and Alkaline Cleaners
Inner Layer Bonding
Ferric Chloride Etching
Cupric Chloride Etching
At Automated Chemical Solutions, it is our mission to provide the businesses and people we serve with exceptional products at great prices along with reliable and valuable service. We will respond quickly to our clients needs and work with them to develop products and processes that meet their current and future technological needs. We will strive to be easy to do business with and to be a valuable partner that helps our clients be more successful in their business endeavors.
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Process control systems tailored for specific processes
In-house controller design, fabrication and support
Prompt, reliable delivery of consistent, high quality products
East west coast manufacturing locations (Quebec Arizona)
Complete R D and Quality Control Laboratory
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3000 Central Drive | Bedford, TX 76021
Local: 817-358-9977 | Metro: 817-355-0707
YES. you can still file a Chapter 7, a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case under the new Bankruptcy Code of 2005.
Behrooz P. Vida and Carla R. Vida are bankruptcy attorneys for Fort Worth and surrounding areas. All of our energies and resources are devoted to developing winning solutions that can help set you free from the endless cycle of paying your debts, and yet not getting ahead because of high interest and penalty fees. We represent consumers and small businesses in need of financial relief. Bankruptcy can help with credit card debts, repossessions, foreclosures and some tax issues.
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3000 Central Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021
Phone: 817-358-9977 Fax: 817-358-9988
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We are a debt relief agency.
We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code of 2005.
Filing Chapter 7 serves you in two ways. First, as soon as the case is filed, all of your creditors are stopped
Chapter 11 is a reorganization bankruptcy for corporations and people who don’t qualify for chapter 13.
Has dollar limitations on
Chapter 13 is a reorganization type of bankruptcy. The law firm forms a plan to pay certain.
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Our targeted email process identifies qualified prospects that are highly receptive to your offers and costs substantially less than traditional direct marketing. Our permission-based email list services offer an improved, faster, highly measurable and more effective way for you to market your products and services.
We have the capabilities to provide detailed segmentation of email lists to meet your demographic criteria. Our true permission-based email marketing allows you to deliver your campaigns directly to Internet-savvy individuals.
eTargetMedia has the ability to micro-target your desired audience through targeted email lists. Our email list database is enriched with multiple sources which allows us to verify each record’s authenticity and append a vast amount of demographic and lifestyle data to each record. Our email list database is one of the largest on the market today, containing information on more than 150 million consumers and 15 million businesses.
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Lightspeed Business Solutions Ltd. provides document management solutions. It offers data capture services; paper scanning, book scanning, and large format services; Alchemy Edition, a document management software; PdfCompressor 6.5, a PDF compression tool; Docarchiver, a server level tool to convert and verify PDFs to the ISO PDF/A standards; Maestro Recognition Server, a server-based PDF and OCR solution; and Trapeze, a solution for automated forms processing. The company also provides ImageSilo for secure online document archiving; PaperVision Enterprise that enables users to organize, store, and retrieve information; and PaperVision Capture, an information capture solution. In addition.
Lightspeed Business Solutions Ltd. provides document management solutions. It offers data capture services; paper scanning, book scanning, and large format services; Alchemy Edition, a document management software; PdfCompressor 6.5, a PDF compression tool; Docarchiver, a server level tool to convert and verify PDFs to the ISO PDF/A standards; Maestro Recognition Server, a server-based PDF and OCR solution; and Trapeze, a solution for automated forms processing. The company also provides ImageSilo for secure online document archiving; PaperVision Enterprise that enables users to organize, store, and retrieve information; and PaperVision Capture, an information capture solution. In addition, it offers integration, installation, and implementation services. It offers its products for invoice processing, records management, pharmaceutical, and retail distribution review applications. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Woodley, United Kingdom. As of October 26, 2015, Lightspeed Business Solutions Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Kefron Group Limited.
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Lead Tracking Solutions is a privately-held lead tracking and lead management software company based in Costa Mesa, CA.
Finding information on private companies can be painful. That’s why we created PrivCo – the ultimate private company financial research database – and why we have become the private company research provider and partner for hundreds of clients worldwide
Clients often ask us how we get our data. There’s no simple answer. Collecting private company financial data takes time, hard work, and intelligence. We are composed of people who have been in your shoes and we’re obsessed with tracking private companies. More specifically, we use a technology-assisted data gathering process to pull relevant information from thousands of different sources across the following main categories:
Our primary focus is on collecting revenue and employee figures of private companies. From there, we build reports with additional information such as a business summary, recent transactions, funding history, ownership details, contact information, and anything else we can find to offer you the most comprehensive insight on private companies.
If you do not find answers to your questions below, please contact us. We are here to assist you 7 days a week, by chat, email or telephone.
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We offer a 30 day, 100%-unconditional-money-back guarantee. If during the first 30 days of use, you decide our ecommerce shopping cart software does not fit your needs, we will provide you with a full refund.
How do I order your shopping cart?
You can order our shopping cart services directly from our website by visiting the Pricing/Order page. After selecting the service plan of your choice, you will be able to decide how you would like to pay.
How can I pay for your shopping cart?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
How long will it take to set up my shopping cart account after I order?
After ordering, you will instantly be sent user information by email. Find easy-to-follow website shopping cart instructions right on our website.
How do I add your shopping cart to my website?
Adding our shopping cart to your website is very easy. For complete setup instructions, please visit our Setup Information page.
How many products can I sell?
You can add up to 20,000 products to our database.
What payment gateways are compatible with your shopping cart?
To view a complete list of the payment gateways that are compatible with our shopping cart, please visit our Compatibility page.
Can I process credit card orders through your shopping cart?
Yes. To process credit card orders over the internet, you will need a merchant shopping cart account and payment gateway. A merchant account allows you to accept credit cards as payment for goods or services. A payment gateway allows you to accept credit card payments in real-time over the iInternet. The payment gateway you use must be compatible with our shopping cart. To view a complete list of the payment gateways that are compatible with our shopping cart, please visit our Compatibility page.
If you do not have a merchant account, we can provide you with everything you’ll need within 24 hours. Please visit our Merchant Account Overview page for more information.
Is it easy to connect my payment gateway to your shopping cart?
Yes. It is very easy. Your payment gateway provider will give you a unique user ID and password. You will simply enter the User ID in the Shopping Cart Administration Area. After doing so, your shopping cart will know to pass credit card order information to your payment gateway.
What if I need to manually enter order information?
You can securely retrieve all of your customers’ order information (including credit card number) from within the Shopping Cart Administration Area.
How do PayPal payments work through your shopping cart?
Once you’ve specified that you would like to accept PayPal payments in the Shopping Cart Administration Area, PayPal will immediately display as a payment option for your customers. Your customers will be able to add and remove items from the ecommerce cart software as normal. When they are ready to “Checkout,” they can choose to pay by PayPal. Your customer will then enter their billing/shipping address and then connect to the PayPal payment website to complete the transaction. Please note that your customers will not have to re-enter their address information once they reach the PayPal website.
Can I buy your shopping cart as software?
No. We only offer our shopping cart as a hosted service, which is a much more cost effective, reliable and convenient way to add shopping cart capabilities to your website.
What are the advantages to using your service over buying a shopping cart solution?
The primary advantage is cost. On the surface, it may seem more cost effective to buy shopping cart software and host it yourself but when you add up the yearly reoccurring costs involved with running a secure server, paying SSL certificate renewal fees, paying for software upgrades, not to mention all of the time you will invest maintaining the entire system, the cost of buying and hosting a shopping cart solution far exceeds our service fees.
Installing and maintaining a shopping cart requires a lot of time and highly technical skills. With our shopping cart, you don’t have to worry about installing programs, SSL software, SSL certificates or a database management system, which are all needed to power a shopping cart. You also won’t have to manage the never-ending process of keeping all of these applications up to date with the latest security patches. We have a full-time Systems Administrator and Software Development team that will take care of everything for you, so you can focus on the success of your business.
Will your shopping cart work with my affiliate tracking system?
Most affiliate tracking systems work in the same way, which makes the majority of them compatible with our shopping cart. If your affiliate tracking system requires that you place HTML code on your order receipt or Thank you page, then it will definitely work with our shopping cart.
Will my customers see advertisements or your company name on shopping cart pages?
Absolutely not. We do not use your shopping cart account as a way to promote our company or any other company’s products or services.
Does it matter what I sell on my website?
No. You can sell any product or service, as long as you are not in violation of our Terms of Service .
Can I use your shopping cart if I don t have my own domain name?
Yes. You could even add our shopping cart to your website if you only have a one page site under some other domain (e.g. http://www.someothersite.com/myonepagesite.htm).
What is required for me to use your shopping cart?
You need a website and must be able to access the HTML code used to build it. It doesn’t matter if you use FrontPage, Dreamweaver or any other type of website building tool, as long as you can add a few lines of HTML code next to each item you sell. You DO NOT have to be an HTML expert.
For setup instructions, please visit our Setup Information page.
Do you charge transaction fees?
No. You only pay one flat fee monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or yearly, depending on the service plan you choose. If you accept credit cards, your credit card processor will charge transaction fees, but there are no such fees associated with using our shopping cart.
Is your shopping cart available in any language other than English?
No. However, you can insert custom messages (written in any language) into each page of the shopping cart. You can also use any currency symbol you like.
Can I cancel service at anytime?
Yes. Simply follow the instructions noted below under “How do I cancel my account” and your account will be closed on the date of your choice.
Will I receive a notice by email before my account is renewed?
Yes. You can also review your next renew date at any time by following these steps:
How do I change my service plan (e.g, from monthly to annual)?
You can change your service plan at any time. Changes will apply to your next service period.
How do I update my credit card information?
My account didn’t automatically renew (e.g. credit card declined). How do I manually renew?
First, verify that your billing information is accurate and update it if necessary.
Submit payment for any unpaid invoices.
Log out and log back in to the Shopping Cart Administration Area.
How do I cancel my account?
If you are within the first 30 days of purchasing your shopping cart account, you will receive a full refund.
Do you need a help desk software that your team members and customers can access over the web? Use our intuitive and flexible Software-as-a-Service solution to host your help desk system. It s complemented by a collection of best practices that ensure consistency in your service message, improve help desk processes and facilitate the delivery of effective customer service.
Easy to use and quick to get started. Very little training needed for agents. The support team for Scopedesk is awesome! Very quick to respond – customer service at it’s finest! The tool allows us to take the requests and assign them to the right functional area or SME to follow-up. It gave us a way to track and report on all requests coming into the Employee Solution Center. Works slick!
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I use Scopedesk to support 11 medical centers in upstate New York. It offers the means to track and triage issues related to our EMR and practice management systems. It has met with approval from my nurses and staff who have learned to master the software almost immediately. Thank you for providing such a useable service.
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Our use of Scopedesk has improved our company’s ability to address issues across a standard platform supporting multiple companies across the United States in a unified and open environment. This transformed our customer support from using email and a broken ticket system to using a robust solution that keep our clients informed and in control of their support tickets.
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Scopedesk is designed for small to mid-size companies that are looking to improve how they provide service and support to their customers. There has been a conscious effort to minimize feature overload and resulting complexity with the Scopedesk offering. While the functional capabilities are deep, the end user has been kept in mind through the development process.
The entire set of features provides a simple and customized way to improve problem resolution time and keep customers satisfied.
Both internal and external customers can log in, submit requests and check their status, or browse online knowledge base articles.
From basic to advanced workflow settings based on ticket information to deliver consistent service desk process.
With instant details about help desk activities, you’ll get a comprehensive view into service management data of your daily operations.
From email-to-ticket conversion and email notifications, embedded ticket submission form, to website floating tab-link.
Quick and reliable access from most popular mobile devices, smart phones and tablet devices.
Facilitates shared or individual service desk workspaces with access permissions for diverse teams and departments.
Close the entire site to guest visitors, or allow customers to access selected resources without having them sign in.
Appearance settings, company logo, custom form fields, email templates, localization – for faster implementation and expansion flexibility.
Works across all operating systems (Windows, Linux, Android, Mac, iPhone/iPad) and across all major browsers.
Available in different languages: English, Spanish/Español, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Portuguese/Português, Dutch/Nederlands, Arabian/العربية with Unicode support.
There is no need to install anything. Scopedesk allows fast and easy implementation without complicated team training.
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Under HPI Ireland Ltd, we have recently secured the installation works for the medical gases at the new hospice in Somerton Road.
Worked started on the purpose built adult hospice in March 2014 with a construction team led by H J Martin. The state of the art facility will consist of 18 single en-suite rooms, a Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy facility, peaceful internal gardens with a children and relatives area, a sanctuary, a Chaplain’s room and timeout space where patients and families can relax together during this important time. A separate Day Hospice providing therapies and activities and access to an outpatient clinic with an Education and Research centre.
We have been employed to alter and extend the existing medical gas systems in accordance with HTM 02.01 including:
We offer a free industrial & laboratory gas system survey
Pipeline Solutions NI are proud to offer a high quality, personal and competitive industrial gas system design, manufacture and installation service throughout the UK and Ireland.
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We are a team of former Microsoft employees
with a proven track record in world-class
software development. Our extensive experience
with different types of customers, our
knowledge of the software development
process, our creative approach to every
challenge brought by the high tech industry
enables our company to create products that
are in demand and meet the highest standards
Our mission is to help companies that run large scale applications based on Microsoft technology set make their solutions more scalable, reliable and cost-effective. We believe a company that has more options for implementing its data management infrastructure has a better chance to build the perfect solution. We want to provide these kinds of companies with another degree of freedom. We develop a family of software products for back-end data management that boost existing solutions based on a well-proven architecture/technology framework
SCS company was founded in 2014 by experienced professionals of the IT sector. The main profile of SCS – software development
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Email Archiving have become very vital due to implmentation of FRCP since Dec 1, 2006. PCVITA Email Archive Magic provides industry most comprehensive solution for Microsoft Outlook Email Archiving. The Outlook Archiving solution provides archiving Outlook emails with ease of use and without any hassle to the users. Apart from using this as an email archiving or Outlook Archiving solution, users can also use this as a outlook backup solution to backup outlook emails. The advantage of using this compare to other outlook backup solution is that it will allow you to search within the outlook backup without the need to restore it explicitly.
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We manage and transmit your business s data, securely and reliably, wherever in the world it needs to go.
BSO is the Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider of choice for global businesses wanting superior technology infrastructure and connectivity to the world’s most dynamic marketplaces.
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Managing Personal Archive in Exchange Server 2010 (Part 4)
I’m almost sure that PST management is one of the top three nightmares for any messaging administrator and there are several reasons for that, such as, we cannot control PSTs from a central location, users cannot access data using Outlook Web App or even when they use a different machine and so forth, backup is a headache, and data management with PST all over the place becomes a painful task.
Based on those items the Personal Archive was one of the most anticipated features since the initial beta release of the Exchange Server 2010, as messaging administrator we must be aware that the technical aspect is just one variable of the equation and the personal archive feature must be planned and probably, user training will be required, and a game plan to migrate the current PST information to the new.
In a brief summary the Personal Archive feature can bring some advantages for your organization, such as PST management; users can access their archive content through Outlook Web App; content can be searchable using Discovery functionality which is also built into the product. A company doesn’t need to use complex software to archive Exchange data. Archive databases can be part of the same High Availability and resilient solution that is being used by regular mailboxes using DAG (Database Availability Groups). The user training requirement is simpler since the Archive will be added to their current environment where they already have the necessary experience to manage their own data.
When planning for Personal Archive the administrator must be aware that Exchange Server 2010 is totally integrated with Microsoft Cloud Services which means that this article content can be applied to your on-premises or cloud services. We are going over how both scenarios can interoperate in an Exchange organization and even though the users won’t even notice if they are on-premises or in the cloud.
The Personal Archive feature for the end-user is really simple, basically they will have a new mailbox available for them called Personal Archive and that will be accessible on their Outlook Web App, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 (it requires the following update ).
Outlook 2007 doesn’t provide all functionalities such as: let the users to define personal tags (Archive Policies) and search across both mailboxes (regular and archive).
A mailbox can have only one archive associated to it, and the archive can have different limits than the mailbox. After Exchange Server 2010 SP1 release the archive can be in a different store than the regular mailbox.
As soon as you enable the Personal Archive, the end-user will noticed a new item on either their Outlook or Outlook Web App, as shown in Figure 01. In Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 the limit is 50GB and users will start receiving a warning when the 45GB is reached.
The Personal Archive does not cache information on the client even if the client is using cache mode, if you look at the OST location (Figure 02) you will notice that we have OST just for the mailbox not the personal Archive. That being said we can conclude that Personal Archive only works when the client is connected to the Exchange Server through MAPI (RPC) or Outlook Anywhere. If the user is not connected then the Personal Archive feature won’t be available, just the Mailbox (if the user is using Cache mode).
Exchange Server is all about planning and if you want to take advantage of the Personal Archive feature the disk subsystem must be planned very well to support that feature. The feature by itself is great however, if you don’t have enough disk space or the required performance then you may create some problems by using such feature.
The first step if you haven’t bought hardware for your Exchange is to size properly the mailbox Role and the MSExchange Team provides us with a great spreadsheet where on the file we can use the Personal Archive information to size properly the disk subsystem. Using the spreadsheet we can define up to three tier of storage and on each one we can define the archive information, as shown in Figure 03. Note: The latest Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator can be found at www.msexchangeteam.com.
Another design question about Personal Archive is where to place it. Looking at the big picture we have two main options: on-premises and online and let’s talk about each one of these options:
On-premises: Here we can have a couple of scenarios: the most simple is having the Mailbox and the Personal Archive on the same database and on the same server; the second one is Mailbox and Personal Archive are on the same server however in different databases, we may have different storage tiers to support the solution; the third one is for bigger companies that decide to have Mailboxes and Personal Archives in different servers and in this scenario different tiers can be associated to each server profile where more performance goes to mailbox and less performance to Archive data.
If you use on-premises you can take advantage of Database Availability Groups and keep users’ mailboxes and archive using the same high availability solution provided by Exchange Server 2010.
Cloud Services: The Personal Archive will be in the cloud and the process is seamlessly to the end-user. Your company can define how many years to keep the data with Microsoft. An entire article about this integration and how it works will be published here at MSExchange.org later on, stay tuned.
One last thing about Personal Archive is the client supportability for the Archive feature, where Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook Web App are supported, however if you still have Outlook 2003 and older clients or want to access the data using ActiveSync the archive content won’t be available.
In this initial article we went through the planning phase of the Personal Archive feature and how the feature works. In the next article we will be creating a mailbox database and we will start managing personal archive feature on new and existent users.
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Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides of the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at Techgenix.com, MSExchange.org, ITPROCentral.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).
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Sooner or later, your small business will need more space for data storage. Information in the form of e-mails, documents, presentations, databases, graphics, audio files and spreadsheets is the lifeblood of most companies, and the applications that run and protect your business require a lot of disk space. In addition, a number of trends are fueling our growing hunger for storage:
Storing information and managing its storage is critical to a company s behind-the-scenes success. Fortunately, there are many options available to small businesses for both the actual storage and the location of that storage. Often, the best solution is a combination of different storage options.
So how do you decide what s best for you? First, you ll want to consider your storage needs in terms of both capacity and physical location. Then you should look at the storage options that best fit those needs. Lastly, you need to develop a plan for implementing your chosen storage solutions.
What are Your Storage Needs?
Small businesses should first assess the storage needs associated with their applications, their data, and how and where they need to access that data. These questions will help you get started:
Once you re able to get a handle on how much data you re dealing with and the how, when and where of accessing that data, then you ll have a better idea about your storage needs.
Consider Your Storage Options
From flash memory to network-area storage, small businesses have more storage choices than ever before. They range from portable flash memory thumb drives to network-attached storage systems that can be located physically anywhere on a network. Here s a more detailed look at some of your options:
Flash memory thumb drives. These type of drives are particularly appealing to mobile professionals because they consume little power, are small enough to fit on a keychain and have no moving parts. You can connect a flash memory thumb drive to your laptop s USB port to back up files on the road. Some USB thumb drives even provide encryption to protect your files should the drive get lost or stolen. Some let you store your Outlook data (such as recent e-mails and calendar items), Internet Explorer bookmarks, files and even some desktop applications. That way, you can leave your laptop at home and just plug the USB drive into a borrowed computer.
External hard drives. A simple and relatively inexpensive way to add more storage is to connect an external hard disk drive to your computer. External hard drives directly connected to PCs have several disadvantages, however. Any files stored on the drive but not elsewhere need to be backed up. Also, if you travel for work and need access to files on an external drive, you ll have to take the drive with you or remember to copy the required files to a USB thumb drive, your laptop s internal drive, a CD or some other storage media. Finally, in the event of a fire or other catastrophe at your place of business, your data will not be protected.
Online storage. Services that provide remote storage and backup over the internet offer businesses a number of compelling benefits. By backing up your most important files to a secure, remote server, you re protecting the data stored at your place of business. You can easily share large files with clients, partners and others by providing them with password-protected access to your online storage service, thereby eliminating the need to e-mail those large files. And in most cases, you can log into your account from any computer using a web browser–a great way to retrieve files when you re away from your PC. Remote storage–especially during an initial backup session–can be slow, however: It s only as quick as the speed of your network access to that storage. For extremely large files, you may have to invest in higher speed network access.
Network-attached storage. Network-attached storage (NAS) provides fast, simple, reliable access to data in an IP networking environment. NAS solutions are suitable for small and mid-sized businesses needing large amounts of economical storage that multiple users can share over a network. And given that many small businesses lack IT departments, NAS solutions are easy to deploy, centrally manage and consolidate.
NAS solutions can be as basic as a single hard drive with an Ethernet port or built-in Wi-Fi connectivity costing around $200 for 300GB or more. Moving up in sophistication, NAS solutions can also provide additional USB and FireWire ports, enabling you to connect external hard drives to scale your business s overall storage capacity. An NAS solution may also offer print-server capabilities, which lets multiple users easily share a single printer.
An NAS solution may include multiple hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) level 1 array. In plain English, a RAID level 1 storage system includes two or more equivalent hard drives (such as two 250 GB drives) in one network-connected device. Files written to the main drive are automatically written to the second drive as well. This automated redundancy means that if the first hard drive dies, you ll still have access to all your applications and files on the second drive.
NAS solutions can also offload file serving from other servers on your network, thereby increasing performance. A NAS system allows you to consolidate storage, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs; simplify storage administration and data backup and recovery; and allow for easy scaling to meet growing storage requirements.
Develop a Plan
Before investing in a data storage solution, consult with a trusted IT advisor on which option–or options–will best meet your business s current and future needs. Then create a plan for deploying the storage your business is likely to need when and where it will be needed.
You may want to consider a managed storage service, which provides on-demand storage capacity and essential storage management. A managed service–for which you pay a regular monthly fee–may be the most affordable option for cash-strapped small businesses. Another possibility is to ask your network vendor about financing options for NAS solutions.
The bottom line: Don t wait until you need more storage before deciding what to do. Start planning now for your future storage needs, so you won t waste time and money later.
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Acquisition will combine decades of healthcare technology expertise with decades of hospice business expertise
Schaumburg, IL and Clearwater, FL (July 7, 2016) Procura Healthcare Software today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Suncoast Solutions, the hospice technology arm of Empath Health. This transaction joins two of the strongest performing companies in the healthcare industry and deepens Procura’s commitment to the industry’s hospice segment, which has rapidly grown to over $20 billion annually.
Between CR 8358, ICD-10, and HIS – our hospice families are blessed to know that we have such competent, kind, and honorable friends at Suncoast that will support us throughout these changes. IT, Training, and Support have all been so encouraging during this time to us.
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