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Bollette luce non pagate e oneri fiscali spalmati su tutti: Stato inefficiente e arrogante

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L’Arera (Autorita’ per l’energia) ha stabilito come ripartire fra tutti gli utenti del servizio elettrico gli oneri generali di sistema, una parte parafiscale della fattura elettrica, non pagati dai consumatori morosi.Si tratta delle imposte che le imprese elettriche -in qualita’ di sostituto d’imposta- fino ad oggi pagavano allo Stato anche per quei loro clienti che non le avevano versate. Situazione che aveva portato alla chiusura di alcune aziende (Esperia, Gala fra le piu’ note). Lo Stato aveva a suo tempo fatto una riforma sugli oneri di sistema e l’Arera ha provveduto di conseguenza.“Una socializzazione di una fetta degli insoluti”, scrive il quotidiano di Confindustria.La vicenda e’ preoccupante e sintomatica nello stesso tempo.
Preoccupante perche’ ogni utente non ha certezza su quelli che sono i costi del servizio che acquista. Quanti sono gli oneri fiscali dei morosi che gli verranno caricati sulla bolletta? Per quanto tempo? E -visti gli andazzi diffusi dello Stato in materia- si ricorderanno di levarli o farli diminuire quando avranno soddisfatto lo specifico prelievo fiscale, oppure semplicemente li lasceranno li’ o li trasformeranno in qualcos’altro?
Sintomatica, perche’ lo Stato dimostra per l’ennesima volta la sua arroganza nei confronti dei cittadini. Perche’ un utente che paga le proprie utenze deve farsi carico della fiscalita’ di chi non paga la stessa e i consumi? Perche’ lo Stato e’ incapace -attraverso la giustizia e la sua applicazione- di avere leggi che consentano, facilmente e con burocrazia e costi minimi per i creditori, di far pagare i morosi. Non solo, ma questa situazione diventa un esempio che sempre piu’ utenti seguono: “tanto non mi fanno nulla”. Per l’ennesima volta la Giustizia dimostra di essere uno dei punti piu’ deboli del nostro sistema, debolezza che come conseguenza porta a situazioni come questa. E intanto gli utenti e i consumatori pagano. (Vincenzo Donvito, presidente Aduc)

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DefenseStorm Cybersecurity Expert Alex Hernandez to Address the Oklahoma Bankers Association CFO and Financial Officers Conference

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Bankers attending the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s CFO & Financial Officers Conference 2018 on February 15 will hear from a variety of experts highlighting strategies for improving Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) performance against a backdrop of increasingly challenging times for the banking industry. Alex Hernandez, a bank-focused cybersecurity expert, will discuss strategies for cost-effectively thwarting cybersecurity threats prevalent in banking, and will highlight strategies C-level executives can use to efficiently and confidently manage and adhere to compliance requirements centered on keeping banks safe and sound. Hernandez is a vice president at DefenseStorm, which provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance technology and services specifically built for banking.The conference is on Thursday, February 15 from 9:00 a.m. CST to 3:30 p.m. CST, with registration available online beforehand and on-site at 8:30 a.m. CST. Hernandez’s hour-long session, “Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks,” begins at 10:00 a.m. CST. Hernandez will identify current IT threats, issues, and trends bankers face, including rising liability with respect to C-level executives and Boards of Directors. Bankers will explore how to assess the efficacy of their threat and vulnerability programs, and will learn practical, actionable steps they can take to determine if a sound risk management process is in place, especially against the backdrop of escalating threats and changing regulatory viewpoints. Hernandez will cover how to take corrective actions if necessary, help bankers understand where threats originate and how to combat them, and share cybersecurity predictions for 2018. Attendees will return to their banks equipped to implement ideas shared during the session.
The conference will take place at the Harris Event Center at the Oklahoma Bankers Association, 643 NE 41st Street, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Trusted Computing Group Releases Network Equipment Security Guidance

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Trusted Computing Group (TCG) today announced new guidance and an architects guide to secure network equipment. At Mobile World Congress Feb. 26-March 1, TCG members Infineon Technologies and Juniper Networks will demonstrate these recommendations in Stand 6C4, Hall 6.
Recent attacks such as CherryBlossom and Marai have exposed some networks and data, resulting in significant data loss and impact to business. TCG’s new guidance and architects guide, developed with input from network equipment makers and their suppliers, offer designers and developers of network equipment, including routers, switches and firewalls, specific recommendations and best practices to secure against compromise. Strong hardware security enabled by the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ensures that equipment is tamper-resistant and protected against a variety of attacks.The Mobile World Congress demo will showcase the Juniper Networks® SRX320 Services Gateway protected with the Infineon OPTIGA™ TPM. The TPM prevents physical and logical tampering of the router and securely stores an encrypted hash. If the router configuration is updated but not authorized, the router will not boot, thereby preventing a potential attack. This is just one of the 12 use cases described in the guidance document. The companies also will discuss implementation of the guidance and TPM in a webcast on Feb. 21, 2018.TCG recognizes that network equipment is shipped as a closed embedded system with security provided by the unit as a whole; equipment must boot and operate without manual intervention; and the equipment itself typically should not have the ability to hide or mask its own identity. As with many embedded and industrial systems, network equipment typically has a long life cycle. Recommendations offered by TCG and members include:Devices should provide a cryptographic device identity based on IEEE 802.1AR and use the TPM to protect keys. Cryptographic identity can provide a reliable way to identify remote devices for applications involving device management, configuration and authentication. The TPM can be used to protect confidential data, such as VPN keys in network equipment TPM-based attestation can offer assurance to the integrity of software running on network equipment Use of the TPM’s random number generator can enhance the strength of cryptographic protocols by providing additional entropy Implementing these recommendations can raise the bar for network equipment security and substantially increases the difficulty for attackers who want to undermine this security.

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3rd Annual Iranian Aviation Symposium

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Tehran, Iran – April 22nd-23rd, 2018 Following the success of the previous events in Tehran, the 3rd Annual Iranian Aviation Symposium will explore the latest developments in Iran’s aviation sector. This event will provide the platform for high level debate, exchange of ideas and information as well as unparalleled networking opportunities for aviation executives from around the world.Investment and business opportunities in Iran present a challenge for the industry. This major event will explore the latest developments in the aviation sector of this country and new business opportunities and challenges for operators and manufacturers. It is a unique opportunity for all participants to debate the future of aviation, discuss different business models, enhance their knowledge about the Iranian market, learn about regional infrastructure developments, and network with leading experts.The 3rd Annual Symposium will also provide a unique networking opportunity for aircraft operators and manufacturers, registries, banks, airports, law firms, financial analysts, leasing and finance companies and any aviation professional with an interest in the development of the aviation sector in Iran.

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Pharma Security World 2018

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London, United Kingdom – March 20-21, 2018 The pharmaceutical industry has an array of duties of keeping up with technology and research as well as the unbridled counterfeit products that can thwart the efforts. The snide, intended to mimic the genuine products, have in many cases led to lack of effective healing, adverse reactions and now the diminishing confidence in medicines and the general healthcare systems and the providers of the same.
With sales ranging from 150 billion to 200 billion which is US$163 billion to $217 billion every year, as indicated by industry estimates, fake pharmaceuticals are the most lucrative segment of the worldwide exchange illicitly replicated merchandise. World Health Organization (WHO) approximates 30 percent of drugs that reach developing nations are counterfeit and this can have substantial effects for the brand as well as on the patients. Dealing in counterfeits is a criminal offence that not only harms legitimate businesses, but also leaves consumers with sub-standard goods that are often precarious.The US is driving the path with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) approved in 2013. DSCSA guide for end-to-end traceability is extended over a period of 10 years, with expectations sketched through out the supply chain. In the US, lot- level traceability started in January 2015 under the under the act with package-level serialization to be finished in November 2017. The complete supply chain is relied upon to be electronically incorporated and all hubs of traceability to be built up by November 2023. The E.U.’s Falsified Medicines Directive requires drug companies to adopt mass serialization and other anti-counterfeiting measures starting in 2019. Manufacturers who operate in the E.U. will have to add unique identification numbers to the outer packaging of all prescription drugs, and equip containers with tamperproof seals. To guide customers from illicit online drug stores that supply fake medications, the FMD requires approved legitimate Internet drug stores to show a logo distinguishing them as E.U. approved drug retailers.To protect your brand and build a genuine future, we invite you to Pharma Security World 2018 – An Anti-counterfeiting & Brand Safety Conference, which will have Pharma industry experts sharing various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas and the conference will also offer opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations.

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Exactech Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement with TPG Capital

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Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC), a leading developer and producer of orthopaedic implant devices and surgical instrumentation for extremities and large joints, today announced that at a Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today, Exactech’s shareholders approved the previously announced merger agreement with TPG Capital and certain of its affiliates, and approved the other two proposals described in Exactech’s proxy statement relating to today’s meeting.Approximately 94.5% of voting Exactech shareholders cast their votes in favor of the merger, representing approximately 73.7% of Exactech’s outstanding common stock as of the record date for the special shareholder meeting. The final results will be available on a Current Report on Form 8-K, to be filed later this week by the company.Upon completion of the transaction, Exactech shareholders will receive an amount in cash equal to $49.25 per share of Exactech common stock. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or around February 14, 2018, at which time Exactech will become a private company and its common stock will no longer trade on the NASDAQ. In addition, the company’s common stock will cease to be registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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RagingWire Hires Industry Veteran Joe Goldsmith as Chief Revenue Officer to Pursue Unprecedented Data Center Market Opportunity

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Joe-Goldsmith-RagingWireRagingWire Data Centers, Inc., the premier data center provider in North America and part of the global data center portfolio of NTT Communications (NTT Com), today announced the addition of two veteran industry leaders to the company’s executive team and new executive assignments in sales and channels to strengthen the company’s go-to-market capabilities.
Joe Goldsmith joins RagingWire as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience as a successful sales executive in data centers and telecommunications. Steve Manos joins RagingWire as Vice President of Global Accounts reporting to Mr. Goldsmith, after more than 20 years generating revenue across various technology industries related to large scale IT environments. Rounding out the sales leadership team, current RagingWire sales executives David Haskell and Tim Nicols have been named Vice President of Enterprise Sales, and Vice President of Channels respectively, both reporting to Mr. Goldsmith.The hiring of Mr. Goldsmith and Mr. Manos as well as the new sales executive assignments signal RagingWire’s increased commitment to attracting large wholesale and hyperscale customers, while continuing to grow revenue through enterprise and channel sales.“As we invest in growth strategies that will benefit all of our customers, we are proud that our reputation and performance in the industry is attracting such respected, proven talent as Joe Goldsmith and Steve Manos,” said RagingWire President and CEO Doug Adams. “We are confident that their impressive track record of extraordinary customer service and innovative technological solutions will continue at RagingWire as we extend our presence in the multi-megawatt, hyperscale data center market.”Joe Goldsmith will be responsible for all aspects of RagingWire’s go-to-market strategy and execution including: sales, marketing, product management, channels, and sales operations. Prior to joining RagingWire, Goldsmith was the Chief Revenue Officer for Vantage Data Centers, applying his deep expertise in complex contract and lease negotiations to lead Vantage to become an industry leader in wholesale data centers. Previously, Goldsmith was Vice President and General Manager at Digital Realty, where he led efforts related to global alliances, channel sales, and colocation products. He has also served as Executive Director of Global Accounts at Qwest, Director of Sales at FiberTower, and Vice President of Sales at Colo.com.“With highly customizable configurations of data center space and power, carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral network services, world-class amenities, and dedicated security and support staff, RagingWire has a unique opportunity to earn the trust and business of the world’s largest data center customers,” Goldsmith said. “I am eager to join the RagingWire team as we continue to increase our revenue by taking great care of clients across all industries.”
Steve Manos will be responsible for leading RagingWire’s engagement with hyperscale cloud companies. Previously Manos was Chief Business Officer at Server Farm Realty, LLC, a data center developer, and at Canara Inc., a predictive analytics company. He also served as General Manager of the North American Division at Norland Managed Services, a global provider of data center management services which was acquired by CBRE Group. Earlier in his career Manos held positions at Lee Technologies, Ascent Corporation, Midland, and O/E. Since 2003, he has been a principal at Manos Internetworking Group, a consultancy focused on data center and IT infrastructure. (photo: Joe-Goldsmith)

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