Ospero launches 'Distribution as a Service' data privacy solution

Global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) firm, Ospero, is proud to announce the launch of its new 'Distribution as a Service' (DaaS) offering, to mark the fifth annual International Data Privacy Day on 28 January 2012.

London, UK, January 25, 2012 -- Global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) firm, Ospero, is proud to announce the launch of its new 'Distribution as a Service' (DaaS) offering, to mark the fifth annual International Data Privacy Day on 28 January 2012.

With EC Justice Commissioner Viviane Redings' 'Privacy by Design' ethos at its heart, Ospero's new DaaS offering will help the software industry prepare for forthcoming changes to the European Commission Data Directive to be announced in Q1 2012 by Viviane Reding.

The Ospero DaaS platform is aimed at SaaS, ISVs and Open Source vendors who want and need to embrace local Data Protection acts in order to comply in jurisdictions outside of their own domestic markets.
The platform was created using the Ospero ‘6pillars’ methodology, which embraces the core principles of :-

- Security
- Sovereignty
- Service
- Scale
- Speed
- Simplicity

Jason Currill, CEO of Ospero, commented “Since the advent of the cloud, geopolitical barriers have been all but eliminated and the various data protection acts – most of which were formed before SaaS, the cloud and in some cases even before email - are now woefully inadequate to cope with global data privacy and sovereignty concerns we see today.”

Ospero recognises these issues and have created a global grid of ubiquitous data centres located in key business hubs across EMEA, North America and Asia Pac - running best of breed VMware and VCE Vblocks, all accessed through a single management portal.

Mr Currill added, “We designed the Ospero vGrid (OvG) to allow vendors to eliminate as many barriers to the adoption of their technologies as possible. By using the OvG DaaS platform, not only are SaaS vendors lowering latency and data transmission costs, they are also alleviating psychological and legal barriers to adoption.”

Ospero explains that above the SMB space in most countries outside North America Mid Market and Enterprise, customers are hesitant to invest in SaaS based platforms because of the complex legal landscape around the issue of where the data resides. Now, with the Ospero DaaS platform software companies can deploy their application in over 19 countries in four continents. As usual, they just pay for what they use and manage their global estate through a single portal. Ospero also operates a single global SLA and typical 24x7x365 support.

We believe the upcoming amendments to the European Commission’s Data Directive will have similar effect on the IT industry as Sarbanes Oxley had on the Finance industry,” explained Mr Currill. “Customers are aware of this and SaaS vendors who plan ahead for these amendments and utilise a DaaS model to sell their offerings will not only be complying with changing legislative landscape, but signalling to their customers and partners they genuinely take data privacy and sovereignty seriously.”


About Ospero:

Ospero is a global infrastructure as a service company (IaaS) headquartered in London, UK with regional offices in North America and Asia Pac. Ospero operates one of the largest single vendor data centre grids in the world with point of presence in over 19 countries in four continents. Ospero is committed to the principles of its unique ‘6pillar’ methodology and is working constantly with leading law firms and analysts to position it selves as thought leaders in the industry. ‘Protecting data, protecting reputational risk, protecting people.’

About Data Privacy Day

January 28th commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, which recognises the individual’s right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom. On and around January 28, every year, the United States, Canada, and over 40 countries in the Council of Europe join in an effort to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy and protection. Additional countries are joining the celebration every year.

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Call for Entries "Landscapes" Juried Art Contest

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme "Landscapes" for a juried art contest for the month of February 2012.

Jupiter, Florida - January 25, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme "Landscapes" for a juried art contest for the month of February 2012. The gallery urges all 2D artists to submit their best “landscape” art for inclusion into the gallery’s March 2012 online group exhibition.

The gallery invites all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send us your best interpretation of the theme "Landscapes" by depicting the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ and any related landscape subjects.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of March 2012. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places and in addition 5 artists will be recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, these winning categories may be expanded with Special Recognition awards as well. The submission process and the deadline ends on February 27, 2012.

Winners of the "Landscapes" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements posts, 65+ event announcements posts, social media marketing and increased website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

Interested artists should provide to us with your best landscape art now or before the deadline. Apply Online Here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists.

The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com

John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: 888-490-3530

The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses by Robert Boyd, D.O. released world-wide as eBook

Book challenges the broad world of medicine and promises a reassessment of the causative processes of many disorders.

St. Louis, MO, USA (January 25, 2012) -- The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses by Robert Boyd, D.O., (http://www.biocranialinstitute.com) which is a challenge to the broad world of medicine and promises a reassessment of the causative processes of many disorders, has been released world-wide in eBook form.

Author Dr. Robert Boyd suggests what he sees as the hitherto missing link in the world of medicine. Boyd's writings are refreshing, stimulating and thought provoking - even humorous - and challenge the accepted norms in wide areas of conventional and alternative medicine. His unique concept is totally absent from any current teaching and will challenge the basics of widely held views, conventional or alternative.

I have attempted to convey my own belief that, at the core of control and organization of every single activity, cellular, organ or system, is involuntary movement. I believe that until there is recognition of the existence of movement there will continue to be limitations to healthcare delivery,” Dr. Boyd said.

The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses describes in straightforward and largely non-technical language the core mechanism - the engine - of what makes us tick and his conclusions on why this hitherto little understood area is essential for addressing almost any disorder. The author's style is almost conversational and leads the reader logically step by step to his conclusions. In doing so he questions a number of accepted teachings, particularly in the area of "structural medicine" and goes on to plea for fellow professionals to dispassionately examine the accuracy and value of his findings. Dr. Boyd has been at the forefront of cranial research and innovation for over 30 years.

Dr. Boyd added, “If we refuse to be distracted by the often siren promises of the complex, the answers may well be found in the simple. Let us be always mindful that the organism never wishes to be dysfunctional, was designed to be self-repairing and will repair if facilitated to do so.”

After more than 20 years working and studying and teaching in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and before that living with pain for decades, I am so grateful to discover Dr. Robert Boyd's work. Written for the practitioner and patient/client alike, this book sheds light on the ever darkening picture of the decline of health worldwide.” -- Tom Tessereau, CBC, LMT, NCTMB.

The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses by Robert Boyd, D.O., in eBook form, (ISBN 9781937520342), was published on November 15, 2011 by First Edition Design eBook Publishing http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com based in Sarasota, Florida USA. It is available at Amazon’s Kindle store, Apple’s iBookstore, Barnes & Noble’s Book Nook, Sony, Diesel and Google’s eBookstore, which supports numerous eReader devices. In addition to those outlets, The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses was distributed in eBook format worldwide to over 100,000 other sources including libraries, schools colleges, universities and additional online booksellers.

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Megan Barr

Stamp collecting can be 'profitable' asserts AAA

Alternative investment advocacy group AAA has noted the increasing popularity of stamp collecting as a means of generating funds through a hobby.

Boston, MA, USA, January 25, 2012 -- Stamp collecting is becoming increasingly popular as a money-making hobby and can actually prove profitable in these economic times, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The statement from the alternative investment advocacy group follows the announcement of solid profits at a UK-based stamp dealer, Stanley Gibbons. The firm expects its profits to rise to £5 million this year as a growing number of investors put their cash into tangible, alternative asset classes, such as stamps, antiques, art, wine, precious metals, real estate and timber.

The chief executive of Stanley Gibbons, Michael Hall, said, "We have had people calling up from all over the world saying they want to put £1m into stamps, asking us to advise them.”

AAA claims that the recent sale of the largest stamp collection in the world for some £20 million last year proves that there is money in stamps. “If anyone had any doubt, just look at Sir Humphrey Cripp’s collection,” stated AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. “He bought the stamps in 1972 for just £29,000…now that’s a serious rate of return.”

Some of the rarest stamps are among the most valuable things on the planet, including the 1855 Treskilling Yellow, which weighs just 0.03 grams and is worth £5 million. Its rarity is based around the fact that its yellow colour was actually a mistake and it should actually have been green. Sir Humphrey’s collection also had a number of Penny Blue stamps, which are among the rarest in the stamp world.

Anthony Johnson explained that people are increasingly looking for alternative assets in which to invest, as a result of the volatility of traditional assets, and in particular stocks an shares.

AAA supports a range of alternative asset classes, not least forestry investment through firms like Greenwood Management, which specialises in forestry plantation investments in Brazil.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320