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Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack

Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. The origins of the virus were still unknown but appeared to stem in part from an obscure Ukrainian tax software product. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack

Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. The origins of the virus were still unknown but appeared to stem in part from an obscure Ukrainian tax software product. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

The Power of Paperless CaseLines congratulates HMCTS and CPS, shortlisted for Paperless Awards 2017

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The Power of Paperless
CaseLines congratulates HMCTS and CPS, shortlisted for Paperless Awards 2017
– digital bundling & courtroom presentation software delivers environmental benefits -

CaseLines want to be among the first to congratulate HMCTS and CPS for their shortlisting at the 2017 Paperless Awards.

The Paperless Awards recognise UK Public Sector bodies and their commercial partners who are making exceptional progress towards creating a paperless environment, and the UK justice system is leading by example with two separate nominations at this year’s awards.

HMCTS has been nominated for its administrative efficiency in the Best Digital Document Management category while the CPS has been recognised for outstanding progress towards operating paperlessly, shortlisted for the Going Paperless Project of the Year award.

It’s an exciting time to be part of creating the digital court space as new technology affects both work efficiency and environmental health. CaseLines is proud to be part of this revolution, providing thousands of users throughout HMCTS and the CPS with the tools they need to work efficiently. Already more than 33 million pages of evidence are stored on the Digital Case System saving precious natural resources and countless hours spent printing paper court files.

Before the Digital Case System, paper files would have been copied multiple times for use in court. Now all those files are available to lawyers and judges in a single, universally accessible, digital courtroom – so files never need to be duplicated again. This multiplies the paper savings for HMCTS, the CPS and all CaseLines’ many other users, pushing further towards a fully paperless UK justice system.
David Jackson, Managing Director of CaseLines says: “CaseLines is proud to be part of the drive towards fully paperless working. As technology develops, so must our business practices to reflect the true potential of the digital age. Thanks to forward looking institutions such as HMCTS and the CPS, CaseLines is demonstrating just how effective digital solutions can be. HMCTS and the CPS are pathfinders, lighting the way for court services around the world to reap similar benefits through cloud-based digital courts.”

About CaseLines

CaseLines is the most advanced system in the world for digital evidence management and court presentation. The system is used in the Supreme Court, Civil and Public Law cases and in the Crown Court Digital Case System across England & Wales.

CaseLines now holds in excess of 33 million pages of evidence in the cloud, and is used daily by over 20,000 users, including more than 1,000 members of the judiciary.
For more information about CaseLines visit www.CaseLines.com

Further information available from:
Claira Jackson – New Business
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iland Again Named a Leader in the Gartner Disaster Recovery as a Service Magic Quadrant

iland Secure DRaaS offering recognised for second consecutive year

LONDON – June 28, 2017 – iland, the award-winning global secure cloud services provider, today announced that it has been named by Gartner Inc. as a Leader in the 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” for the second year in the row. In the Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated 23 service providers that offer Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), based on their “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”

According to the report, Gartner estimates DRaaS to be a $2 billion business that is expected to reach $3.73 billion by 2021. Customers across all industry sectors who are challenged with threats to IT systems, including cyber-attacks such as ransomware, are increasingly looking to cloud-based disaster recovery solutions to ensure IT resiliency.

iland Secure DRaaS℠, built on top of iland’s Secure Cloud IaaS platform, ensures customers’ workloads are protected beyond simple backup with a disaster recovery process tuned to business priorities and compliance requirements. IT workloads can be replicated from virtual or physical environments to iland’s global secure cloud platform where customers can achieve recovery time goals in minutes.

“For more than a decade, iland’s Secure DRaaS has been giving customers the confidence and assurance that their data is protected and applications are available and performing equally or better than their source production environments during the event of a disaster,” said iland President, Brian Ussher. “We’re honored to be recognised for the second year in a row as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. We believe this further substantiates our commitment to innovating within the DRaaS market and bringing our customers peace of mind when managing the risk of emerging IT threats.”

This recognition from Gartner comes after the recent launch of a new iland data centre location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from which secure cloud services will be delivered to customers across Europe. A new data centre location in Sydney, Australia will also open later in the summer as iland expands to meet the needs of global customers. As part of this expansion, iland has further developed its channel program to enable managed service providers, resellers and agents to take advantage of the burgeoning cloud services opportunity.

iland partners with VMware, Zerto, Veeam, and Double-Take to bring the best replication technologies to customers so they can easily and efficiently execute failovers and tests via iland’s proven Secure Cloud Console – a single interface that provides visibility and management control of the recovery process and other iland cloud services for customers.

We believe this industry recognition underscores strength of services and commitment to customers

Customers and partners around the globe continue to validate iland’s proven DRaaS offering. Recent accolades include:

• Zerto Cloud Service Provider Partner of the Year – 2016 and 2017
• CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors 2017
• Finalist in the UK Cloud Awards 2017
• Cisco Powered IaaS and DRaaS designation under the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

For more information on iland’s enterprise cloud and disaster recovery services, go to:

iland Secure Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service
Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service
iland Secure Cloud IaaS
iland Secure Cloud Backup

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Source: Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers, June 19, 2017.

About iland
iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognised by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and London, UK, iland delivers cloud services from its data centres throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia. Learn more at iland.com.

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Stir Fry on Sale? Blue Apron Turns to Deals to Draw Customers

Meal-kit maker Blue Apron has ripened to a company on the verge of an initial public offering with 1 million customers and more than $790 million in annual revenue. But the company is finding it hard to get loyal customers. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

How Far Is Too Far?

How Far Is Too Far?

My wife and I love the beach.

She lived near a dozen beautiful beaches outside of Los Angeles until I ripped her away to snowy Minnesota. We have water in Minneapolis; it’s just frozen half the year. Part of enjoying the beach, at least in California, is enjoying the sunshine. We have weather like theirs here, too, blue skies, burning sun, light breeze — at least for two or three weeks every year.

More than half of enjoying the beach, though, is being able to stand that close to something that big. Something happens deep inside of us when we walk up, let the water splash over our feet, and stare out over endless waves, extending far beyond our imagination can run.

It’s estimated that the Pacific Ocean holds 187 quintillion gallons (eighteen zeroes) of water. Scientists have discovered at least one place in the ocean that’s almost seven miles deep. And we can safely play there in its wake at Newport Beach, wading carelessly into seemingly infinite power and mystery.

He Drew a Line in the Sand

How is something that big that safe for us? Because God holds it back with a word. The Lord says to Job,

“Who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?” (Job 38:8–11)

He created something as massive and powerful as the ocean to show us a little picture of his power. He wanted to give us categories for his bigness and his majesty. And then he drew a line in the sand and told the waves they could go no farther.

“He established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth” (Proverbs 8:28–29). He set a boundary. Why? To show us that the waves are his, to tell us that he is sovereign, creative, and wise — and that he can be trusted.

Gallons of Mystery

God does the same kind of work in marriage and dating. As we walk up to the edge of marriage, we draw close to something so much bigger than ourselves. There’s a power and a mystery in love like this. It’s a vibrant picture of the love God has shown us in sending his Son for us, a love wider and deeper than the Pacific Ocean.

God designed love in marriage, like gallons and gallons of ocean, to show us how unsearchable his love is for us. We could never contain it or know it completely. And because love within a covenant is so large, so intense, so captivating, he established a boundary, a shoreline. He drew a line in the sand for our safety, and to secure our greatest happiness in marriage.

Setting good boundaries in dating will rest on recognizing and even appreciating God’s one massive boundary. Any woman who is not your wife is not your wife. Any man who is not your husband is not your husband. “Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2). No almost-husbands, not kind-of-wives, no probably-one-day marriages.

God intended for one man to be joined with one woman in the promises of marriage, and he intended for us to enjoy marital intimacy and pleasure, especially sexual intimacy and pleasure, only in the context of those promises. Sex is reserved for the ocean deeps of marriage, not the safe wading depth of dating.

Is God Stingy?

Satan’s still telling the same lies he was telling in the garden when he convinced Adam and Eve to eat the fruit. God says to Adam, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16–17). You may eat of every tree, but one. Satan takes the infinite creativity and generosity of the Father, and makes him sound stingy.

“He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”?’” (Genesis 3:1). Do you hear the manipulation and deception — making freedom look like slavery?

Why did God tell them not to eat from the one tree? “For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” He wasn’t trying to deprive them. He was trying to save them. Satan takes the infinite wisdom and love of the Father, and makes him sound overprotective. “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die’” (Genesis 3:4). He makes suicide seem harmless. And he’s still telling the same lies in dating today.

Satan takes the wisdom and love in good boundaries and makes them look stingy, overprotective, and unnecessary.

How Far Is Too Far?

“How far is too far before marriage?” That’s where most of our conversations about boundaries begin.

Where do we need to draw the line?
What are we allowed to do now?
How much should we save for marriage?

Many couples get boundaries wrong because we’re asking the wrong questions. What if you and your boyfriend (or girlfriend) started by asking a different question? What are we really after in dating (or in all of life)? What are we trying to secure or enjoy in this relationship?

If the honest answer is affection and intimacy, no number of boundaries can guard us completely. We can put up all the fences we want, but the brokenness hides inside of us (and all our fences), and it waits to strike when we’re at our weakest and most vulnerable.

But if we’re able to answer that we’re after more of Jesus in dating and in marriage, the boundaries that once looked so stale, boring, and old-fashioned suddenly become our best friends in the fight. They’re the courageous, faith-filled steps we take to find more of Jesus together. They’re the battles we win together against all of Satan’s worst attacks.

Acts of War in Dating

We get so defensive about dating — always on guard against evil, always fighting against temptation. But what if the boundaries we keep were really meant to help us fight for something? What if, instead of fence-building, they were acts of war in love?

Boundaries are hard to keep, at least in part, because Satan convinces us we’re only sacrificing and never gaining, that we’re holed up in this dark, cold, damp cave called Christian dating. He makes Christian dating sound like slavery. Christ came to us not to enslave us, though, but to liberate us. “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). A life in Christ is a life of freedom. A relationship in Christ — believing in him, following him, submitting to him, obeying him — is a relationship filled with freedom, not slavery or oppression.

There is sacrifice in relationships like these, but it’s not worth comparing with our reward. There is patience and self-control, but they don’t quench love. They nourish and strengthen the kind of love we’re really longing for. The boundaries — these spiritual acts of war — are not stealing anything from us. They’re the tracks on which we run the fastest and freest with Jesus (and each other).

Every act of obedience, in life and in dating, is a free act of defiance in the face of Satan’s schemes and lies. We’re not just guarding ourselves from him by setting and keeping boundaries; we’re seizing territory back from him in dating.

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Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit

A six-foot-tall privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the Arkansas Capitol grounds in Little Rock today.

The monument’s key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the “historical moral foundation of law.” But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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Health Insurers Uneasy With Senate’s Approach to Continuous Coverage

Health-industry officials say it isn’t clear how much an added provision they sought for the Senate health bill will go toward helping insurance plans draw in the young, healthy enrollees insurers crave. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml