2022 Grand Rapids IT Symposium

Aunalytics to Feature Portfolio of Managed Services, Enterprise Cloud, and Data Cleansing Solutions for IT Executives at the Grand Rapids IT Symposium

South Bend, IN (May 25, 2022) - Aunalytics, a leading data platform company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for mid-market businesses, will feature its managed services, enterprise cloud, and data cleansing portfolio at the Grand Rapids IT Symposium on May 26, 2022. The one-day event, designed exclusively for the IT executive community, will be held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Aunalytics provides IT and security expertise to mid-market businesses in the areas of financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and professional services. The company’s Secure Managed Services offering combines mission critical IT services leveraging zero-trust end-to-end security to ensure data is protected regardless of a user’s location. Aunalytics provides managed components that offer stability and security, and its next-generation managed services offering is powered by a data platform that provides data-driven IT answers and embedded security that focuses on people and access.

The full suite of managed IT and integrated security services empowers businesses with a complete, all-encompassing approach that includes 24/7/365 monitoring and management, a synchronized network security platform, workstation and server patching, internet protection, email filtering and security, Office 365 management and security, multi-factor authentication, data and device encryption management, and security awareness training.

The company delivers advanced security for defending against modern threats through a team of engineers and analysts with expert skills and toolsets and, in regulated industries, Aunalytics provides the additional technology and controls required to manage risk. Its team of experts is dedicated to analyzing ever-changing rules and regulations and helping users to create processes and policies for data protection and meet compliance requirements within those industries that are regulated.

Aunalytics’ Enterprise Cloud offering is comprised of infrastructure solutions that provide a highly redundant and scalable platform for hosting servers, data, analytics and applications at any performance level. With the Aunalytics® Cloud Storage and Compute solution, users are assured the highest levels of security, accessibility, expertise, scalability, and savings. Aunalytics’ data centers, located in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, meet the most rigorous standards for security, weather protection, temperature and humidity controls, fire suppression and more.

As data continues to expand exponentially, the challenge of data cleansing is rapidly becoming more difficult, as well as expensive. Aunalytics’ Aunsight™ Golden Record turns siloed data from disparate systems into a single source of truth across the organization. Powered with data accuracy, the cloud-native platform cleanses data to reduce errors, and Golden Record as a Service matches and merges data together into a single source of accurate business information, giving users access to consistent, trusted data across the organization in real-time. With this self-service offering, users can unify all their data to ensure enterprise-wide consistency and better decision making.

“As digital transformation continues to be a high priority for many organizations, IT executives are eager for real-world knowledge about business changing technology and management solutions that are absolutely critical to drive their businesses forward,” said Rich Carlton, President and CRO of Aunalytics. “Our portfolio of managed services, enterprise cloud, and data cleansing solutions provides the tools they need to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. We look forward to meeting with members of the IT community at the Grand Rapids IT Symposium, and demonstrating how Aunalytics can help them advance their business success.”

 

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About Aunalytics

Aunalytics is a data platform company delivering answers for your business. Selected for the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, Aunalytics provides Insights-as-a-Service to answer enterprise and mid-sized companies’ most important IT and business questions. The Aunalytics® cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information. Its DaybreakTM industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI to ensure access to timely, accurate data and answers to critical business and IT questions. Through its side-by-side digital transformation model, Aunalytics provides on-demand scalable access to technology, data science, and AI experts to seamlessly transform customers’ businesses. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com  or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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The Ventana Group for Aunalytics
(925) 858-5198
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Ransomware Attacks Now Target Community Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Now Target Community Businesses

If you think that your business will not be a target for ransomware attackers, think again. This is no longer a problem only for large enterprises—now, ransomware attacks target community businesses as well.

The Battle Creek, Michigan community woke up to a May Day attack that forced its Kellogg Community College (KCC) to close all operations. In the middle of preparations for final exams, all five campuses serving approximately 6900 students closed and all operations came to a screaming halt.

The community college posted alerts on its website and social media:

 

UPDATE FOR KCC STUDENTS AND STAFF: As we have previously informed you, we have been victim of a ransomware attack on our systems and services. We are still working to understand the full extent of this incident, but since our last update, we have been working diligently with our IRT team and have made progress into our restoration process. To our students: all campuses will remain closed tomorrow and until further notice to all our students. All classes are also canceled until we are able to reopen safely.

 

Eric Greene, the Vice President for Strategy, Relations, and Communications at KCC said: “We are still working to understand the full extent of this incident, but as soon as we became aware of it, we immediately assembled a multi-disciplinary team and engaged independent legal counsel and external forensic experts.”

Greene continued, “KCC had backups in place, and we are working systematically with our IT experts to restore our operations.” But even though KCC had backups, “As a precautionary measure, all campuses have been disconnected and our systems will remain offline until they are deemed secure by our IT experts. As a result, our students and staff might experience delays accessing our services, including campus emails, online classes, and resources,” Greene said.

Back-ups alone are not sufficient to prevent business disruption when a ransomware attack hits. Preventing the attack, rather than having to respond to it, is key. KCC remained closed for three days while IT scrambled. All computer access to university systems had to be shut down in an attempt to stop further damage. The response and mitigation included a forced password reset for all students, faculty and staff, and adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users.

Enable Multi-factor Authentication

MFA is an important security measure when people access systems remotely. It provides an extra level of verification to make sure that the user attempting to access the system is really an authorized user and not a bad actor trying to get in. Modern business regularly includes employees logging in from home, travel and mobile devices to access data and systems from their organization. As such, the old firewall security perimeter around your place of business does not protect you. Modern security requires focus on users and access. MFA is something that is easy to add to your security stack. The protection benefit from MFA far outweighs the resource cost of installing and using the technology. Really, there is no excuse for not having MFA in today’s threat landscape. It is standard.

So if you do nothing else this year to improve your security posture, add MFA. But considering that community businesses are becoming targets for cybercrimes, unless you can afford a complete shut-down of your business, it is becoming a must to have modern security technologies (including robust monitoring so that you are equipped to prevent attacks and are better positioned to respond and mitigate), in addition to back-up and disaster recovery plans.

Shift Applications to the Cloud

Mid-market businesses are shifting security and data center responsibilities from on premise servers and security maintained by their IT department, to partnering with cloud experts who run data centers, keeping client systems stable and secure as their full time business. The trend with line of business applications used by your team for daily operations is cloud. As more and more community businesses use cloud based apps for functions like accounting, customer portals, ERP, CRM and HR, having cloud experts with the tools and the skills to be able to secure your organization’s data (from multiple sources) for safe use by remote users makes more sense than trying to build a security fortress yourself at your place of business.

Partner with Experts

If cybersecurity is not your main line of business, partner with security experts unless you want cybersecurity to become your main line of business. It will consume your resources to stay current with emerging threats, protective means, 24/7/365 monitoring, best practices and constantly evolving security measures. The ever increasing sophistication and volume of attacks has shifted the answer to the “buy it or build it” question for this critical business service from the solution being your in-house IT department to the solution requiring managed security services to supplement your in-house IT team.

Don’t become the next ransomware attack headline. Community businesses can take steps to avoid ransomware attacks. An ounce of prevention, after all, is less costly than the cost of operational shut-down, PR scramble, customer service disruption, brand reputation tarnishment, and emergency security consultant fees paid when you are in the middle of an attack that succeeded.


MMTA 2022 Basic Institute

Aunalytics Executive to Present Session on Mobile Offices & Working Remotely at the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association’s 2022 Basic Institute Conference

Vice President of Sales - Cloud, Steve Burdick, Will Discuss Strategies to Improve Consistent Data Access While Protecting the Security Perimeter, How to Mitigate Risks and Create Better Remote Work Scenarios

South Bend, IN (April 20, 2022) - Aunalytics, a leading data platform company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for enterprise businesses, announced today that Steve Burdick, Vice President of Sales - Cloud for Aunalytics, will present a session titled Mobile Offices & Working Remotely at the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association’s 2022 Basic Institute conference on April 28. The conference will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

With remote work more prevalent than ever, most businesses now hold some form of sensitive data in the cloud and workers access company data from remote locations. Zero trust security principles based on a user’s credentials instead of a user’s location within a firewalled company facility, are the new norm.

Cybersecurity attacks have increased to higher than ever levels. It has been reported that ransomware attacks, which are reaching new levels of sophistication, increased more than 90 percent in 2021 with demands for payment skyrocketing into tens of millions of dollars.

Burdick's Mobile Offices & Working Remotely session will address how today’s modern work settings demand more mobility than ever, but the consequences of working remotely create cyber security challenges for all organizations. With distributed workforces becoming a critical part of the new reality, the security perimeter can span hundreds, and even thousands, of networks that are potentially exposed to risk at every point.

Session attendees will learn strategies to improve consistent access to data while protecting the security perimeter, how to mitigate risks, and create better remote work scenarios.

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About Aunalytics

Aunalytics is a data platform company delivering answers for your business. Named a Digital Innovator by analyst firm Intellyx, and selected for the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, Aunalytics provides Insights-as-a-Service to answer enterprise and mid-sized companies’ most important IT and business questions. The Aunalytics® cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information. Its DaybreakTM industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI to ensure access to timely, accurate data and answers to critical business and IT questions. Through its side-by-side digital transformation model, Aunalytics provides on-demand scalable access to technology, data science, and AI experts to seamlessly transform customers’ businesses. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for Aunalytics
(925) 858-5198
dnelson@theventanagroup.com


PPEC Case Study

Managed Services is an IT Workforce Multiplier for Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC)

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Managed Services is an IT Workforce Multiplier for Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC)

Aunalytics Brings Professional IT Infrastructure Services Team
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Aunalytics Ohio Defends EMI Against External IT Threats with On-Demand IT and Data Recovery Services

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Aunalytics Ohio Defends EMI Against External IT Threats with On-Demand IT and Data Recovery Services

Leading Commercial Landscaping Operator Finds Managed Services to be the Panacea for Emergency IT Challenges, Including Lightning Strikes and Ransomware Attacks.

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2021 Grand Rapids IT Symposium

2021 Grand Rapids IT Symposium

October 21, 2021

Grand Rapids IT Symposium

DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI

Aunalytics debuts new managed services offering with embedded security at the Grand Rapids IT Symposium

Aunalytics is excited to showcase its new Secure Managed Services offering at the Grand Rapids IT Symposium. The new service stack combines mission critical IT services leveraging zero trust end-to-end security to ensure people and data are protected regardless of location.

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Aunalytics Gains Significant Momentum in Q2 2021 with 40% Increase in Quarter over Quarter Growth of Analytic Data Platform Deployments

Award Winning Data Platform Provider Achieves Key Milestones and Expands Reach as it Delivers Universal Data Access and Advanced Analytics to Drive Digital Transformation for Customers

South Bend, IN (September 22, 2021) - Aunalytics, a leading data platform company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for enterprise businesses, continued to demonstrate exceptional growth and momentum during the second quarter of 2021. Deployment of the Aunalytics Daybreak™ analytic database providing customer intelligence for the financial services industry increased 40%. Further, late in the quarter, the company launched a new tiered data model that reduces implementation time by 50% to place actionable revenue growth insights in the hands of its financial services clients faster. It is anticipated that implementations will continue to accelerate with this advancement. The company also announces a 25% increase in new clients in its enterprise cloud and managed services business lines.

The global big data and analytics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% in the forecast period of 2021-2026, reaching $450 billion by 2026. Organizations have started to capitalize on big data by generating and leveraging key insights, strategies, and business decisions to provide better customer experiences, improve efficiency, and remain competitive by gaining answers to critical questions in nearly every functional aspect of their business.

Aunalytics offers a robust, cloud-native data platform built to enable universal data access, powerful analytics, and AI-driven answers. Customers can turn data into answers with the secure, reliable, and scalable data platform deployed and managed by technology and data experts as a service. The platform represents Aunalytics’ unique ability to unify all the elements necessary to process data and deliver AI end-to-end, from cloud infrastructure to data acquisition, organization, and machine learning models – all managed and run by Aunalytics as a secure managed service. And, while typically large enterprises are in a better position to afford advanced database and analytics technology, Aunalytics pairs its platform with access to its team’s expertise to help mid-market companies compete with enterprise players.

Significant milestones Aunalytics achieved in Q2 of this year include:

  • Daybreak analytic database deployment 40% growth
  • 25% new customer growth in cloud and managed services business lines
  • The company announced that its Aunalytics® Cloud solution has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status and is actively working toward FedRAMP certification.
  • The introduction of a new tiered data model workflow added to Daybreak 3.0 for faster implementation resulting in customers receiving answers faster. Implementation time has been reduced by 50%.
  • The introduction of new Churn Propensity Smart Feature™ added to Daybreak 3.0: a predictive model that analyzes customer transactional data for indicators that a customer is likely to churn so that financial institutions can take action before losing customers.
  • The introduction of new Product Propensity Smart Feature added to Daybreak 3.0: a machine learning powered customized dataset for each customer’s propensity for new financial services products by type modeled on customer behaviors prior to opening new accounts to better cultivate long-term customer relationships with intelligent marketing.
  • The introduction of new Risk Scoring for Loan Default at Time of Application Smart Feature added to Daybreak 3.0: a machine learning powered data model to reduce lending risk based upon an institution’s historical loan defaults that identifies risk of a particular loan application at the time of underwriting.
  • Aunalytics Accelerates Insights-as-a-Service Offering Through Ohio Expansion - The integration of Ohio-based managed services provider NetGain and Aunalytics in February 2021 has allowed the company to expand its footprint in the state and extended its solution portfolio, including Aunsight™ Golden Record and the Daybreak Analytic Database, to new customers in the region.
  • Introduction of the Alliance Partner Program to Accelerate Adoption of its Cloud Native Data Analytics Platform and Capitalize on the Multi-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity. The Alliance Partner Program was developed to give ISVs and technology partners the dedicated resources and support to ensure success and drive new recurring revenue opportunities and long-term value for clients.
  • New partnerships
    • Aunalytics and AC3 Announce a Strategic Partnership that Empowers Oncology Practice Groups to Modernize Their Businesses Through Advanced Analytics and Valuable Business Insights
    • Aunalytics and Stonebridge Consulting Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Data Accuracy and Advanced Data Management Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.
      Kelly Jones, former president and chief operations officer of NetGain Information Systems (acquired by Aunalytics in February 2021) and now vice president of Integration Services at Aunalytics, was recognized as one of CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel as well as one of CRN’s Power 60 Solution Providers.
  • Aunalytics was named one of CRN’s Coolest Business Analytics Companies of the 2021 Big Data 100, a list of vendors that CRN says “solution providers should know in the big data business.”

“We’re extremely pleased with our continued momentum and the milestones achieved in the second quarter of this year,” said Rich Carlton, President and CRO of Aunalytics. “It demonstrates how businesses are eager to leverage their data for competitive gain, and yet midsize companies are often out-teched by larger rivals with bigger budgets for advanced data analytics tools and talent. We remain committed to providing the ability to quickly and accurately answer our customers’ important IT and business questions to help drive growth and improve the bottom line as we continue to expand our position as a leading data platform provider.”

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About Aunalytics
Aunalytics is a data platform company delivering answers for your business. Aunalytics provides Insights-as-a-Service to answer enterprise and mid-sized companies’ most important IT and business questions. The Aunalytics® cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information. Its Daybreak™ industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI to ensure access to timely, accurate data and answers to critical business and IT questions. Through its side-by-side digital transformation model, Aunalytics provides on-demand scalable access to technology, data science, and AI experts to seamlessly transform customers’ businesses. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

PR Contact:
Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for Aunalytics
(925) 858-5198
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Aunalytics acquires NetGain

Aunalytics Accelerates Insights-as-a-Service Offering Through Ohio Expansion

South Bend, IN (July 15, 2021) - Aunalytics, a leading data platform company delivering Insights-as-a-Service to answer the most important business and IT questions, today reported expansion of operations into Ohio. Aunalytics acquired Ohio-based managed services provider NetGain in February 2021 and today announces integration and rebranding of the Ohio operations and data centers as Aunalytics. Leveraging NetGain’s footprint throughout Ohio, Aunalytics extends its solution portfolio, including AunsightTM Golden Record and the DaybreakTM Analytic Database, to new customers in the region.

With Aunalytics’ expansion, the company will continue providing IT and security expertise to government and mid-market businesses in the areas of financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and professional services. Aunalytics will continue to offer state-of-the-art cloud and managed services to companies in the region, adding data cleansing, data management and machine learning powered data analytics services that allow Ohio businesses to strengthen their competitive edge and achieve greater success.

The integration of NetGain allows for a greater footprint in Columbus and Dayton. Growing companies in the state will benefit from the additional technology efficiencies and features enabled, allowing for increased revenues and lower operational costs. Business leaders seeking sound IT foundations have relied on quality managed services for years with NetGain, and with digital transformation top-of-mind across industries, Aunalytics is poised to bring best-of-breed solutions to clients looking to advance their business objectives.

"Digital transformation remains a top priority for our organization and is absolutely critical to drive the business forward," said Tom Kiefer, CFO, Environmental Management Services, Inc. (EMSI). "We rely on the advanced insights available through our strategic IT partner, helping us to achieve a higher level of business intelligence from multiple data sources, across all operational areas."

“NetGain’s legacy as an ISP brings a strong network management/network engineering expertise and a technology suite for multi-site locations. Together, the integrated companies will offer ironclad redundancy, reliability, and IT solutions to meet any business challenge,” said Kelly Jones, vice president of Integration Services at Aunalytics. “This is complemented with the deep knowledge of our team, making Aunalytics well-positioned to deliver strategic computing services and build-out resilient IT stacks for all clients.”

 

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About Aunalytics

Aunalytics is a data platform company delivering answers for your business. Aunalytics provides Insights-as-a-Service to answer enterprise and mid-sized companies’ most important IT and business questions. The Aunalytics® cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information. Its DaybreakTM industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI to ensure access to timely, accurate data and answers to critical business and IT questions. Through its side-by-side digital transformation model, Aunalytics provides on-demand scalable access to technology, data science, and AI experts to seamlessly transform customers’ businesses. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com  or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

PR Contact:
Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for Aunalytics
(925) 858-5198
dnelson@theventanagroup.com