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Fall 2014 Midmarket CIO Forum Vendor Roundup


With nearly 60 vendors onsite at Midmarket CIO Forum beginning this weekend at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ, the Midmarket CIO Journal offers an insider’s guide to the specific products that will be showcased by each solution provider.

8×8’s suite of cloud-based business communications and contact center solutions enable mid-market enterprises to transition from traditional PBXs to the cloud without compromising performance, security and reliability.
Virtual Office—8×8’s hosted PBX business phone system—not only meets critical performance requirements, but includes more advanced unified communications functionality.
Virtual Contact Center helps you launch your contact center immediately, for a low monthly fee with no hardware expense, no software fees, and no implementation team to hire.
8×8’s ready-to-use solutions are simple, flexible, and global ready. We are trusted by over 40,000 customers in more than 40 countries on six continents.

Absolute Software is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, and ultra-portable devices—and the data they contain.
Absolute’s solution provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data, anywhere, anytime.
The company’s Computrace persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and tablets by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple.

Aerohive is a cloud networking company that provides comprehensive access solutions to organizations requiring wireless and mobile access to applications. Aerohive wired and wireless LAN solutions deliver secure, mobility optimized, enterprise-class access to every site—from a large campus or headquarters to remote branches and single teleworker offices – with consistent, predictable service, maximum security, and is optimized for application reliability.

AirWatch® by VMware® is the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, with device, application, email and content management solutions. AirWatch develops EMM software to enable enterprises to manage any device, anywhere in the world, throughout the full lifecycle. The AirWatch platform, featuring industry-leading mobile device management and application management, also incorporates the most secure content management solution, AirWatch® Secure Content Locker®. These solutions can be used stand-alone for unique BYOD requirements or as a comprehensive, highly scalable enterprise-grade mobility platform.

Qlik is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and business intelligence. Qlik built its solutions – Qlik Sense and QlikView – on its patented data indexing engine, which helps customers keep asking questions of their data, allowing them to discover new insights without stopping to wait on expert help. Qlik’s unique associative data model enables you to uncover opportunities other tools cannot. Qlik combines self-service with security and governance capabilities in a way that reduces your dependency on database administrators and improves time to value. Over 33,000 customers in more than 100 countries benefit from Qlik solutions.

BoardVantage provides a purpose-built mobile platform that lets leadership collaborate in meetings and in between. The platform delivers an optimized executive experience, while consistently exceeding the standards of IT departments, including those of the Fortune 100.
As a member of a board or leadership team you are part of a highly mobile, geographically dispersed workgroup, always working under tight deadlines. Whether asked to green light an initiative, review and sign a contract, or present in a remote meeting to your peers, you need to drive process even while on the go. BoardVantage addresses this need.

Box serves as the central hub for content for organizations of all sizes, and extends that content to other people, devices, and partnering platforms like Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Microsoft SharePoint, and DocuSign. Today’s workforce needs anytime, anywhere access to crucial business content across all kinds of applications and devices. At Box, we’re focused on disrupting and redefining what has traditionally been a fragmented and cost-prohibitive market. We aim to deliver a sophisticated and elegant solution that stays true to our core mission of building a platform to power business applications with the ease of use that today’s workers expect.

OmniJoin™ web and video conferencing from Brother provides boardroom-quality, multi-party video, combined with smoothly synched audio. Meet online to see your colleagues clearly, share and mark-up files, and play video files, all with a user friendly interface and simple controls. With two deployment models, you can choose what is best for your business. Our public cloud offers multiple levels of service, and the ability to quickly scale as your business needs grow. Our private cloud can be installed behind your firewall, requires no special hardware, and gives you the utmost control in security, compliance and performance.

Centrify provides unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile environments that results in single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify User Suite provides a single Active Directory- or cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs or cloud apps like Office 365, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Centrify Server Suite leverages existing Active Directory infrastructure to secure the industry’s broadest range of mission-critical servers and centrally manage authentication, access controls, privileged identities, policy enforcement and compliance for on-premises and cloud resources.

CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G/LTE networking solutions, providing business grade and secure connectivity to retail and distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing solutions, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, CradlePoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. CradlePoint was the first to pioneer parallel networking and fully enable high-speed LTE in our solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Learn more at CradlePoint.com or follow us on Twitter @CradlePoint.

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 645 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 135 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships.

Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world’s most influential technical and financial markets including Silicon Valley, Seattle WA, Denver CO, Dallas TX, Kansas City MO, Chicago IL, Ashburn VA, NY Metro, Iceland, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore.

With more than 350 database administrators (DBAs), Datavail is the largest pure-play database services company in North America. We offer 24×7 managed database services, database design, architecture and staffing. We specialize in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, DB2 and SharePoint, with flexible onsite/offsite, onshore/offshore service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Datavail serves more than 250 clients ranging from mid-market firms to the Fortune 100. Founded in 2007, Datavail is based in Broomfield, Colorado and supports enterprise clients worldwide. Find out more about our services, clients and DBAs at Datavail.com

Dell Boomi delivers AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions to enable customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances, or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration and master data management solutions. Visit www.boomi.com for more information.

Diligent Boardbooks® is the world’s most widely used board portal. For organizational leaders whose decisions have impact, our iPad and Surface applications allow for intuitive, secure access to critical business documents any time, any place. With robust review and collaboration features, preparing for and participating in meetings has never been easier. For administrative staff, creating and distributing meeting materials is now a quick and seamless process that saves both time and money. Security and legal teams can also rest assured that these confidential materials get distributed no farther and stay visible no longer than intended.

Domo helps you align your business and its leadership, processes, and data around real-time information, all in a single platform.
With your data in Domo, you can build and manage all the metrics you care about in a single platform. But in addition to monitoring what matters to IT, you can also provide a platform where end-users are free to find answers to their own business questions. This means less time spent on reporting requests, and more time spent keeping your IT department humming.

At Eclipse, we believe that communicating is the most important thing any company does. We provide Telecom Lifecycle Management to enterprise clients using a combination of technology, process, and great people who take it personally.
• Eclipse turns telecom from a time and money wasting frustration to a strategic business asset that drives growth.
• Eclipse addresses the root causes of why telecom is not in an ideal state.
• Eclipse knows what the best solutions are today and has a longview of what’s next
• Eclipse is an extension of your organization technically, financially, and operationally.
We are your guides on the way to Telecom Nirvana SM

Gehtsoft USA provides custom software development services that empower businesses to perform at their highest levels. Founded in 2000, Gehtsoft employs more than 80 skilled developers all with advanced degrees in math and computer science and who have years of experience in business analysis and product management. Every project begins and ends with a focus on quality, value and customer satisfaction.
Any type of software on any platform for virtually any application; Gehtsoft is your software choice! Whatever your industry, Gehtsoft will develop custom solutions to your specifications using leading edge tools and technologies. Small businesses, Fortune 500s and non-profits turn to us for innovative software that’s as reliable as it is easy to use.

For companies that rely on their data, Halo Business Intelligence delivers a data warehousing tool that radically simplifies data integration, quality and mobility by automating code development and maintenance. Halo BI reduces project time up to 75%, standardizes data processes and automates documentation. The platform’s visualization tool, Halo Prism, frees business users to do their own data discovery, reporting and predictive analytics.

IBM offers Business Analytics software solutions to help you to make better and smarter decisions for your organization. Our software solutions can be deployed locally, in the cloud, or to mobile devices to enable decision making on the road or in the office. Integrated capabilities include:
• Business Intelligence: reporting, analysis, dashboards, visualization, data discovery
• Predictive Analytics: data mining, statistical analysis, social media content analysis
• Performance Management: planning, budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, narrative reporting, close and consolidation.

Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That’s why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.

The Dell Storage SC4020 extends the advantages of enterprise storage to small and mid-size deployments. It is optimized for 100% flash or hybrid 22S/HDD configuration, has best-in-class intelligence with advanced levels of automation and control, and is a highly efficient multi-protocol solution in a 2U chassis.

Big, small, or anywhere in between, there’s an EMC XtremIO solution sized right for you. With a scale-out design that grows according to your needs, additional performance and capacity are added in a building-block approach. XtremIO’s advanced architecture ensures that maximum performance is maintained as the system scales – without administrator intervention, configuration or tuning! All resources scale in balance – storage processors, memory, flash capacity, and host ports – so you always get the most of the system and there are no performance bottlenecks.

HP OfficeJet Pro X. The next generation of printing is here. Print professional-quality color—up to twice the speed and half the cost per page of color lasers,—using HP PageWide Technology. Help workgroups thrive with versatile functions and easy manageability.

vSphere with Operations Management offers the most trusted virtualization platform with critical operational enhancements in performance monitoring and capacity management. It is designed for businesses of all sizes to run applications at high service levels and maximize hardware savings through higher capacity utilization and consolidation ratios. IT can gain visibility into virtual environments, proactively identify and remediate emerging performance issues, and optimize resource utilization through a unified console.
Supporting more than 3,000 applications from more than 2,000 ISV partners, vSphere with Operations Management provides the broadest choice for virtualizing business-critical applications.

Interactive Intelligence PureCloud Directory℠ is an enterprise collaboration tool based on social media design that’s accessible via browsers and mobile devices for anywhere, anytime access. It offers searchable employee profile information to quickly find the right person at the right time for increased productivity, enhanced collaboration, and improved customer service. This solution offers your employees an optimal way to find, connect and communicate more effectively. First, search rich profile content within the PureCloud Directory to quickly find individuals or groups of people by defining a skill, title, or office location. Then, see who’s available and connect in real time using the built-in IM functionality. Stay connected and keep communication flowing when you create your own virtual group and invite others to join the collaboration.

Interneer offers a new generation BPM software platform, called Intellect BPM, to empower people to innovate and easily build, deploy and manage web and smart mobile apps for business. The Intellect BPM platform requires no programing and instead uses a drag-and-drop interface that enables business users and IT departments to build business apps that include process automation, or workflow, enterprise-level security and integration to back end data and enterprise applications. Using a design once and deploy on any device methodology, Intellect BPM apps are accessible on any device, including any iOS device as a native mobile app.

KANA Express offers omni-channel, cloud-based customer service software for midsize businesses and organizations. It is a complete suite of customer contact and experience management solutions. With KANA Express, you can easily manage all customer service interactions from a single platform and deliver a consistent customer experience across all channels. Queries are dealt with faster and more reliably, reducing the need for rework and follow-up contact.

KnowledgeNet pioneered online expert-led training 15 years ago with the objective of allowing your employees to get ahead faster and at less cost than the “gold standard” classroom based training of the day. Our aim is still true today after 500,000 hours of training delivered by our world-class instructors. KnowledgeNet Live Learning has proven that training over the web can achieve the same level of knowledge transfer as in-person instructor-led training while offering additional advantages learners can’t get anywhere else. Available via a calendar of scheduled events and on-demand recorded sessions, KnowledgeNet Live Learning delivers the ultimate classroom experience, including better retention, reduced time in training and decreased training costs. Core technologies offered are Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Project Management, ITIL, Citrix, Business Skills & End User. KnowledgeNet Live Learning – the ultimate classroom experience.

Kubisys provides the CID (Continuous Integration and Delivery) Platform for the Enterprise IT. The appliance based software solution automates the creation of identical replicas of Windows  production environments. The replicas contain all servers, together with infrastructure components (Active Directory and DNS), networking, data and configurations that comprise a complete application environment. The CID Platform enables you to rapidly and frequently test changes and understand the downstream impact without affecting business operations.

A specialty leader in data project outsourcing, Liaison’s Managed Services allow you to achieve better, faster and more sustainable results. The unique breadth of our outsourcing portfolio extends not just to technology, but also to deep process expertise. We offer focused, flexible and scalable services – including Application and B2B integration project outsourcing, data management and tokenization-as-a-service – to help you achieve your business goals.
With a highly qualified pool of integration experts, combined with faster adoption of well-defined business processes, Liaison’s Managed Services deliver higher productivity gains without compromising on quality.

MaaS360 by IBM is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to thousands of customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, documents, email, and devices. Instantly web accessible, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to http://www.maas360.com.

Manage Engine is the leading provider of cost-effective enterprise IT management. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including network management, helpdesk ITIL, bandwidth monitoring, application management, desktop management, security management, password management, active directory reporting, and a managed services (MSP) platform. With more than 75,000 customers in 186 different countries, ManageEngine provides affordable IT management software for companies of all sizes across the globe. www.manageengine.com

ManageServe Technology, Inc. is an Integrated Solutions Provider with expertise in three areas: Application Management Support, Infrastructure Management Support, and Network Management Support. ManageServe has a successful and extensive history of supporting the technical requirements of SAP Implementations and e-Business initiatives. ManageServe provides Application Support for any release of SAP, is HANA certified, and can also provide hosting. We empower our customers by helping them realize their full ROI potential by providing cost-efficient, lean, accelerated, and successful implementations and support. As your partner, ManageServe will help you meet and exceed the challenges your business faces today and in the future.

MegaPath offers a suite of managed data, voice and security services, including private networking, unified threat management, hosted voice, hosted IT and unified communications services.

Meridian Group International is an organization of companies specializing in IT infrastructure, security and compliance, cloud/hosting, mobility, unified communications, social business, and equipment lease financing. By leveraging the power of the group, Meridian Group companies help businesses optimize the value of their IT investments through a wide portfolio of technology offerings and deployment models. Since 1979, Meridian Group has experienced continuous profitability and growth through companies known as Meridian Leasing, Meridian IT United Kingdom, MAC Source, Meridian IT Inc., Concat AG, Meridian IT Australia, and Meridian IT Singapore. Discover more at www.onlineMeridian.com

MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop is a free self-service business analytics tool that empowers business people to analyze data without expertise. It places enterprise-caliber analytical capabilities in the hands of decision-making executives. Analytics Desktop provides instant and secure access to any data source, from spreadsheets to Big Data options, and any user can build professional dashboards with a suite of intuitive and interactive data discovery tools. Analytics Desktop also provides a seamless migration path to governed Business Intelligence, through Analytics Enterprise, allowing users to experience the power of mobile applications, enterprise dashboards, predictive analytics, and much more.

Mimecast is a leader in enterprise cloud services for the protection and management of corporate human generated data. The company’s email security and cloud archiving services are built on Mimecast’s world-leading secure cloud platform and optimized for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Founded in 2003, the company has over 10,000 customers, nearly 3 million users and works with over 800 channel partners worldwide. Mimecast has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.

Six Apart was founded in 2001, launching its flagship blog software product, Movable Type. Today, this robust social publishing platform powers some of the websites and blogs of the world’s largest media companies and Fortune 100 businesses, small and medium sized businesses, and power bloggers. Movable Type excels as a fully integrated, scalable, proven social publishing platform upon which to build highly interactive websites, blogs and social networks.

Near Coding is a Nearshore Software Services Company, specialized in Software Engineering for the U.S. market. Our main goal is to be a service oriented, cost-effective, reliabe and well-timed partner for our clients, providing them with more than just a service, a full development strategy.
Near Coding goes beyond the regular Outsourcing/Nearshoring company, we provide a structured Software Development Environment, where every developer and every line of code is supervised by our Architects, fully tested by our Quality Assurance team and managed by the best practices of the Agile methodologies. www.nearcoding.com

OmniCenter is a monitoring, alerting, and reporting appliance (physical or virtual) that provides cost-effective and easy-to-deploy application, network, and systems management. It provides a unified single view into virtually all IT components, from end-user application experience to enterprise-wide fault (ICMP echo, service checks, SSH/Telnet check, Trap, syslog, etc.) performance (WMI, SNMP, simulated transaction) and traffic (NetFlow, sFlow, jFlow) alerting, reporting and capacity planning. OmniCenter also delivers advanced incident management elements such as root cause analysis, event correlation and anomaly detection.
The appliance architecture simplifies deployment (since hardware/system and software are pre-integrated), and uses a 100% HTML/AJAX web-based U/I that is accessible from any operating system or platform.

NewCloud Networks [NCN] offers the following services under Infrastructure-as-a-Service [IaaS]:
• Hybrid Cloud/Backup and Disaster Recovery [BDR]: Customers have their primary instance in their own datacenters. They would prefer to do Hybrid Cloud/ BDR in a geographically redundant location 500 miles away. Using VMware vCloud Connector, we enable the transfer of data [50 milliseconds or less latency] into our Denver/Phoenix datacenters. Customer uses a control panel to control their instance.
• Desktop-as-a-Service [DaaS]: Using VMware and Citrix, NCN offers DaaS, an ideal solution for multi-location offices.
• Hosted PBX: NCN offers Hosted PBX using our own nationwide MPLS cloud and redundant Metaswitch technology.
NCN offers complete managed solutions including 24/7/365 support and Service Level Agreements.

We support thousands of organizations around the world with products that enable your work force in the office and on the go. These solutions include endpoint management, collaboration, and file and networking solutions. With products such as Novell Filr™, Novell iPrint™, Novell ZENworks®, GroupWise®, and Novell Open Enterprise Server, you can reach new levels of productivity while minimizing cost, complexity and risk.

OneNeck® IT Solutions delivers tailored, end-to-end enterprise-class IT solutions, including engineering and managing IT infrastructure and ERP application management services. OneNeck designs enterprise cloud and hosting solutions on ReliaCloud™ and delivers managed services, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck also owns and operates Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and manages Tier 2 data centers in Arizona.

OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.

OSSCube is a global solutions provider based in Austin, Texas, with offices in the UK and India. OSSCube delivers integrated mission-critical solutions using open source technologies, and offers a broad range of services, including: consulting, elastic virtual development resources, mobile, web and custom application development, product support, and open source training. OSSCube is proud to be an honoree on the 2014 Great Place to Work® list, one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner (2014), and appraised at CMMI Level 3 (2014).

OutSystems provides the open, rapid application delivery platform (PaaS) that makes it easy to develop apps once and deploy across iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Web – deeply integrated with existing cloud and on-premises databases and systems of record. OutSystems Platform enables the rapid delivery and effortless change of large application portfolios and is available as a public cloud, private cloud and on-premises solution. Over 400 enterprise organizations in 25 countries across 22 industries use the Platform to deliver beautiful mobile and web apps in record time. For more information visit us at www.outsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.

PC Connection is a National Solutions Provider, offering an extremely efficient and distinctive delivery model—encompassing both size and scale— that combines engineering talent with buying power across an extensive portfolio of products and services for the complete IT lifecycle.
PC Connection offers a full line of professional services and an extensive portfolio of products, including:
• access to over $3 billion in live inventory,
• representing nearly one million SKUs
• from more than 4,000 manufacturers

Savard Solutions, LLC is an IT Service Management Framework Development that offers expertise in “running IT like a business” to guide your organization in establishing an IT Service Management (ITSM) framework including a roadmap to deploy operational and service management processes.

Scale Computing™ integrates storage, servers, and virtualization into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. The HC3™ system is highly available and includes built-in unified management. The result is a data center solution that reduces complexity and cost.

Silver Peak Unity is a groundbreaking intelligent WAN fabric that unifies the enterprise network with the Internet and public cloud. Unlike traditional WAN optimization solutions, Unity correlates information about cloud services and Internet “weather” to intelligently route traffic over a secure, optimal path. By keeping SaaS and IaaS traffic on the Unity fabric, IT gains an ability it has never had: the ability to monitor and control connectivity to the cloud while ensuring consistent SaaS performance. Silver Peak software installed in data centers, branch offices and cloud interconnection hubs generates the Unity fabric, a network overlay controlling and accelerating connectivity to any combination of enterprise services, IaaS resources and SaaS applications. Each Silver Peak instance on the Unity fabric communicates with our Cloud Intelligence service, which aggregates constantly changing information. Unity uses this information, along with calculations from each software instance, to dynamically route traffic to the cloud over the optimal path.

The SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform instantly streams data between multiple cloud applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce and Workday as well as on-premises systems like SAP and Oracle. It also provides powerful data integration for business analytics solutions such as Amazon Redshift, Tableau and Hadoop platforms like Cloudera and Hortonworks. Fast, multi-point and modern, the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform powers the “cloudification” of enterprise IT.

Teligistics offers three services to our clients. TEAM™ is our Telecom Expense and Asset Management tool designed for companies to have their line & circuit inventory, costs, contracts, assists, Moves/Adds/Changes and telephone bill auditing managed professionally. Telibid™ is our online tool for contract negotiations and RFPs to give you world class telecom terms. Emobilegistics™ provides mobile device management and optimization to take control of your wireless and mobility costs.

Voxer is modern communication — it combines the power of live voice with text and photos on any smart device and any network. Voxer is the fastest, most feature-rich push-to-talk communication solution for companies with mobile and distributed workforces.



Austin | October 15 - 17, 2017

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