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Investis Digital Releases Guide on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Accessibility

Investis Digital

Investis Digital, a leading tech-enabled digital communications company, announced today the publication of Navigating the Landscape of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Accessibility, a guide that helps senior executives across all areas of enterprise businesses understand the key issues affecting cybersecurity, compliance, governance and more in 2023. Albert Jesupaul, director of cybersecurity for Investis Digital, said, “Corporate governance can make or break the reputation of a business, and cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and accessibility are increasingly defining the governance agenda. Our guide gives senior executives across marketing, investor relations and communications an understanding of the key issues they need to know in order to protect their brands and build trust with their audiences.” Navigating the Landscape of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Accessibility helps executives get grounded on critical topics such as: The state of ransomware threats. How to strike a balance between consumer privacy and personalization. Why accessibility is increasingly a threat to a company’s reputation amid confusing legal standards. The insights are based on Investis Digital's own experience managing the digital estates of more than 1,600 global clients, with a hyper focus on cybersecurity, compliance, governance and accessibility needs through Investis Digital's Connect.ID technology and 24/7 global support and service. “The rise of cybercrime alone is one of the great reputational threats of our time,” Jesupaul said. “Tools such as ChatGPT are giving bad actors more weapons to commit cyberattacks like phishing emails. But businesses need to fight the threat with limited resources while they protect consumer privacy and make their digital content accessible. Our guide shares actionable tips on these crucial elements of corporate governance.” To read the full report, click here. Investis Digital is a tech-enabled digital communications company. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. A unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 550 digital experts across 8 global offices. To learn more, visit www.InvestisDigital.com Contact Details Kristen Kalupski +1 312-933-6714 Kristen.kalupski@investisdigital.com Company Website https://www.investisdigital.com

March 30, 2023 06:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Retiree Shareowners Seek to Limit Verizon Executive Golden Parachutes & Enhance Clawback Policy

The Association of BellTel Retirees

Members of the non-profit Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc. have two shareholder proposals for the 2023 Verizon (NYSE:VZ) shareowner meeting, aimed at strengthening the senior executive clawback policy while limiting executive golden parachutes. The annual meeting will be in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 11. The BellTel Retirees have a long and successful history of shareowner advocacy at Verizon, acting as an integral check for better governance practices. Since 2003, they have achieved 12 changes to corporate governance, including three by majority vote (2013, 2007, 2003). The Association of BellTel Retirees is proposing Item #8, a Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards policy (Aka: “Golden Parachute”) which recommends shareowner approval of any new and renewed senior executive compensation packages that would include severance or termination payments exceeding 2.99 times base salary plus target short-term bonus. A nearly identical retiree proposal achieved a 44% vote in 2022. This measure seeks to strengthen the current policy, which Verizon adopted following a successful 2003 BellTel-backed proposal that achieved 59% of shares voted. Retirees believe much more scrutiny is needed over exit packages, reflective of the one currently available to CEO Hans Vestberg. As disclosed in the 2023 Proxy, Mr. Vestberg could receive $31.6 million, or more than six (6) times his 2022 base salary plus a short-term bonus, upon termination following any change in company control. The second retiree proposal, by BellTel Chairman Thomas M. Steed, which achieved 37% in 2022, would amend Verizon’s Senior Executive Compensation Clawback Policy (Item #7). The current policy allows cancellation or recoupment of cash and equity compensation when executives engage only in “willful misconduct” resulting in a material restatement of the corporation’s financial results. BellTel believes the company’s current policy wording is too vague and lenient to ever be effective. Proposal #7 urges enhancing the standard from “willful misconduct” to “conduct” that can cause financial or reputational risk to the company. “The executive clawback policy governing senior executives, should reflect the same expectations that all other employees of Verizon are duty-bound to follow. There should not be a double standard,” said Steed, who submitted the proposal. “Since employees can be disciplined or dismissed for failing to execute their duties, senior executives should certainly not be rewarded for harm they cause to the company’s brand or reputation, or actions that result in Verizon needing to pay penalties or restitution.” Retiree and employee shareowners whose shares are held within a Verizon savings/401k plan are required to vote by no later than May 8, 2023. Contact Details Sabrina Petrafesa +1 646-213-1366 SPetrafesa@ButlerPR.com Tom Butler +1 646-213-1802 TButler@ButlerPR.com Company Website https://belltelretirees.org/

March 29, 2023 12:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ARway.ai announces company has unveiled 3D digital twin floor plan generation

ARway

ARway.ai Corporation CEO Evan Gappelberg joined Steve Darling from Proactive with news the company has added another feature to its platform offering AI-powered floor plan alignment, positioning and re-localization, and expanded map analytics capabilities. Gappelberg tells Proactive this upgrade eliminates the complexity and reliance on expensive hardware and scanners by ingesting 2D floor plans and architectural drawings and converting these artifacts into 3D. Contact Details Proactive Investors Canada +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

March 29, 2023 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Aspen Tech Labs Launches Wage Benchmarking Tool to Enhance Business Intelligence and Salary Research Efforts

Aspen Technology Labs

Aspen Tech Labs, a global leader in recruitment technology solutions, announced that it has launched the Wage Benchmarking Tool as a part of its existing Job Market Pulse product. This new tool enables employers and researchers to compare real-time salary data pulled from the nine-million-plus real-time active job listings – as well as the historical database – that Aspen Tech Labs maintains. Some of these jobs can be found on Aspen Tech Labs’ job board - Job Market Today. Despite recent waves of salary transparency legislation, most employers, compliance bodies, and independent researchers lack the data they need to accurately report on salary. This unclear wage reporting contributes to issues of pay inequality and understaffing – hurting businesses’ ability to attract and retain workers as well as workers’ ability to find high-quality jobs that fit along their career path. “The business intelligence landscape is saturated, certainly,” says Aspen Tech Labs’ founder and CEO Michael Woodrow. “But what we realized is that most options are opaque. They don’t give customers access to the actual data. They just offer access to selected findings every month or so. And that’s not good enough. That’s why we used our best-in-class data scraping technology and applied it to a growing demand: salary transparency research.” With the Wage Benchmarking Tool, customers can analyze the specific amounts employers in their area are paying for current openings. Rather than tracking this information down manually on careers pages or searching the average wages for positions in a certain region, users can instantly see live salary data from thousands of employers worldwide. That’s because the Wage Benchmarking Tool offers: Real-Time Verifiable Data. The Wage Benchmarking Tool lets users click on the direct application link for the position they’re viewing. This means customers can read more about a specific employer or opportunity as well as verify the validity of the salary data they view. And because Aspen Tech Labs only pulls salary data that’s present in job posts, users know the data they see is the same data that employers share. Complex Filtering. Customers can filter and compare wages by region, position, and employer. Plus, the Wage Benchmarking Tool offers an interactive dashboard with built-in data visualizations to optimize at-a-glance viewing of the composite data. Trending Data. Because Aspen Tech Labs also retains historical jobs data, customers can track job market trends – local and global – over days, weeks, months, and years. This tracking is streamlined with custom alerts that notify users when changes occur in the market (e.g., an increase in the average wage for a certain position). Custom Analysis. If customers need data from a region Aspen Tech Labs hasn’t fully explored in the database, they’ll add it. This customizability also extends to the specific data sets customers want to track. And in a short time, clients will be able to track other elements of a compensation package, from insurance plans to PTO policies. “Finding the perfect job – or finding the perfect job candidate – is rarely easy. But it shouldn't be this hard,” says Woodrow. “We’re not doing anything radical here. Employers, job seekers, and researchers all need real-time wage data to do their jobs more effectively. By providing this data, we hope to create an employment market that’s easier for everyone to navigate.” About Aspen Tech Labs Aspen Tech Labs is a global leader in web data management services and recruitment technology headquartered in Colorado, with footprints across the US and Europe. Since its founding in 2008, Aspen Tech Labs has grown its product line beyond custom job board software and extended it to web data scraping and extended it to, most recently, a business intelligence platform. Today, Aspen Tech Labs helps hundreds of companies – from job boards to recruitment advertising agencies to large corporations to ATSes – collect and manage jobs data. This management leads to millions of job seekers every year finding the right jobs at the right time in the right place. Contact Details Aspen Tech Labs, Inc. Lana Shumyn lana.s@aspentechlabs.com Company Website https://www.webspidermount.com/jobmarketpulse/

March 29, 2023 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Macon, GA Moves to New Location & Has Grand Opening

Minuteman Press International Inc

Richie Moore and his family have owned the Minuteman Press franchise in Macon, Georgia since June of 2017. As they approach six years in business, Richie, along with his father and his wife Elle, have moved to a brand new facility at 4341 Interstate DR, Suite B, Macon GA 31210. To celebrate the move, Minuteman Press in Macon held a grand opening on February 21, 2023, that was sponsored by the Greater Macon-Bibb Chamber of Commerce, the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. Richie shares, “We have needed more space for the last 3 years. We wanted to get the equipment needed to do the things our customers have been asking us to do and now we have the space and a lot of the equipment needed! We want to show Middle Georgia that the big jobs don’t need to be sent out of our local area, and that Minuteman Press in Macon can produce and deliver for them.” Richie further explains the benefits of the new facility: “We now have a lobby that we can show off our larger jobs and spark ideas in our customers. If that doesn’t do it we want to set up tours of our facility to show the machines’ capabilities for prints. We have just upgraded our main production systems on all of our paper products so that we can print even faster and deliver higher quality. We are able to get longer lasting, higher quality signage done at a fraction of the time it would take a typical sign shop to print.” When it comes to marketing the business, Richie has followed the Minuteman Press system and reached out to his local business community through networking groups. He also focuses on education potential and established customers on the product capabilities that Minuteman Press in Macon has to offer. Richie shares: “We have participated in a lot of networking groups in the last 6 years and that has been some of the main drivers behind our growth. We’ve worked hard on getting out into the community and talking about our vision at Minuteman Press Macon to our customers. Our message is simple: We are showing Middle Georgia that having a quick turnaround doesn’t have to sacrifice quality. We educate them on the fact that having quality doesn’t have to come with the highest price tag. And above all, we make it a point to let our clients know that growing larger doesn’t sacrifice the customer care that our customers receive on a daily basis. “There is a big market for the medium-size niche jobs that sadly is getting left by the wayside. We have customers that want 500 boxes or direct printed bags. They are a small-to-medium sized companies and they don’t necessarily need 5,000 bags that are all the same. They want 500 of 10 different bags so they can sell more products. We want to offer an option to those people who need help with all of their printing needs and don’t want to go to 5 different places to get them all done.” -Richie Moore, co-owner, Minuteman Press, Macon, GA Franchise Support from Minuteman Press International Before franchising, Richie shares, “My wife Elle and I come from the insurance world and before that I worked with computers everywhere. My dad called me up one day and asked if I’d be interested in a printing franchise. One of our computer customers was Minuteman Press Macon and the owner called us and asked if we would be interested in buying the computers back from him. We offered to let us try running the business for a few months and see if it was for us.” He continues, “We did it and we loved helping out the customers. We loved that every day was something new to do. You definitely have to stay on your toes in a print shop! So, my wife and I cashed in our insurance bonuses and bought into a new business with my dad. From there, we have grown it dramatically and want to continue to grow with our customers.” Richie shares his thoughts on the support he and his family have received since joining the Minuteman Press franchise family. He says, “The Minuteman Press franchise has been around a long time and will be around a lot longer. If you have seen it printed, they have had experience with it. Our corporate office has been a great support to us when we had questions on how to help our customers. They have always been supportive in helping us reach our goals. This move to our new building has been the top goal for us for at least 3 years now, and we couldn’t have done it without the help and guidance of our local RVP Dave Walton and the local support team.” Richie adds, “We took over in 2017 but this Minuteman Press franchise has been in Macon for 35 years! We have a lot of experience and knowledge about the products that our clients want and possibly some that you don’t even know about that can help!” When asked about his final thoughts on the move and being business owner, Richie says, “I like to remind all of our clients that WE ARE LOCAL and that we can help. We would love to show prospects what we can do and invite them to tour our facility!” Richie concludes, “For business owners, I would say you need to s urround yourself with smart people that have done it all and are successful. This way, you will end up driving yourself to reach their level. That’s yet another reason franchising and Minuteman Press was right for us.” Minuteman Press in Macon is located at 4341 Interstate DR, Suite B, Macon GA 31210. For more information, call 478-474-6263 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ga/macon/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

March 29, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Retirees Fight to Strengthen Clawback Policy, Limit Executive Golden Parachutes at Verizon

The Association of BellTel Retirees

Members of the non-profit Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc. have two shareholder proposals for the 2023 Verizon (NYSE:VZ) shareowner meeting, aimed at strengthening the senior executive clawback policy while limiting executive golden parachutes. The annual meeting will be in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 11. The BellTel Retirees have a long and successful history of shareowner advocacy at Verizon, acting as an integral check for better governance practices. Since 2003, they have achieved 12 changes to corporate governance, including three by majority vote (2013, 2007, 2003). The Association of BellTel Retirees is proposing Item #8, a Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards policy (Aka: “Golden Parachute”) which recommends shareowner approval of any new and renewed senior executive compensation packages that would include severance or termination payments exceeding 2.99 times base salary plus target short-term bonus. A nearly identical retiree proposal achieved a 44% vote in 2022. This measure seeks to strengthen the current policy, which Verizon adopted following a successful 2003 BellTel-backed proposal that achieved 59% of shares voted. Retirees believe much more scrutiny is needed over exit packages, reflective of the one currently available to CEO Hans Vestberg. As disclosed in the 2023 Proxy, Mr. Vestberg could receive $31.6 million, or more than six (6) times his 2022 base salary plus a short-term bonus, upon termination following any change in company control. The second retiree proposal, by BellTel Chairman Thomas M. Steed, which achieved 37% in 2022, would amend Verizon’s Senior Executive Compensation Clawback Policy (Item #7). The current policy allows cancellation or recoupment of cash and equity compensation when executives engage only in “willful misconduct” resulting in a material restatement of the corporation’s financial results. BellTel believes the company’s current policy wording is too vague and lenient to ever be effective. Proposal #7 urges enhancing the standard from “willful misconduct” to “conduct” that can cause financial or reputational risk to the company. “The executive clawback policy governing senior executives, should reflect the same expectations that all other employees of Verizon are duty-bound to follow. There should not be a double standard,” said Steed, who submitted the proposal. “Since employees can be disciplined or dismissed for failing to execute their duties, senior executives should certainly not be rewarded for harm they cause to the company’s brand or reputation, or actions that result in Verizon needing to pay penalties or restitution.” Retiree and employee shareowners whose shares are held within a Verizon savings/401k plan are required to vote by no later than May 8, 2023. Contact Details Butler Associates Sabrina Petrafesa +1 646-213-1366 spetrafesa@butlerpr.com Butler Associates Thomas Butler +1 646-213-1802 TButler@ButlerPR.com Company Website https://belltelretirees.org/

March 29, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Theorem Inc Wins Gold for Content Marketing / Blog Series and Platinum for Creativity (Web Design) / Website At AVA Digital Awards

Theorem Inc

Theorem Inc., a full-service flexible digital media and marketing solutions provider, was honored with a Gold AVA Digital Award in the Content Marketing / Blog Series category and a Platinum award in the Creativity (Web Design) / Website category. This marks the second consecutive year that Theorem has been selected as an AVA Digital Awards Winner. The AVA Digital Awards, sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, recognize outstanding achievements by creative professions involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is a part of the evolution of digital communication. Winners were selected from over 200 categories in audio, video and web-based production. Founded in 2002 by CEO Jay Kulkarni, Theorem provides end-to-end agile digital marketing services for some of the world's leading brands. Its unique approach is pioneering the future of full-service, flexible marketing solutions. The team continuously works to optimize their website to provide end-users with a seamless and user-friendly experience. Theorem’s blog content is aimed at providing valuable insights on industry trends and new Theorem offerings to site visitors. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for our website design and blog” Kulkarni said. “Achievements like this remind us why we do what we do and continue to motivate us to provide valuable insights to the industry.” Details about the AVA Digital Awards are available at www.avaawards.com About Theorem Founded in 2002, Theorem provides end-to-end agile digital marketing services for some of the world's leading brands. Theorem takes legacy services and pivots these approaches to develop future-proof, modern marketing solutions for clients and partners. Creating end-to-end solutions designed to solve client challenges, through our extensive knowledge of and agile approach to digital marketing technology and strategies. Theorem is pioneering the future of full-service flexible marketing solutions. Theorem’s expertise saves their clients time, reduces their costs and increases their revenue. For more information, visit www.theoreminc.net. Contact Details Kerriann Becker +1 631-235-7796 kerriann@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://theoreminc.net/

March 29, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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News Direct Expands Its Groundbreaking Sponsored Content Product, “Idea Marketplace”, Into Multiple New Business-focused Categories

News Direct

In early January of this year, News Direct launched its experimental sponsored content service, called Idea Marketplace. It was intended to provide options to content marketers to gain exposure for content that was not suited for mainstream wire distribution but nonetheless sought to leverage the strong domain authority of newsdirect.com to find an audience. But what began as a pilot program has now grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. Since the first guest post on January 10 th, more than 1,000 pieces of content have been published across 36 individual categories and subcategories as diverse as iGaming, Cannabis and Marketing Insights. This explosive success has been achieved due to the significant traction guest posters have received in search engine results. Given the effectiveness and popularity of the product, News Direct is expanding its menu of categories to include those that focus on thought leadership-oriented topics, white papers, research reports and investment commentary. News Direct offers bundled packages as well as category exclusives and is positioned to create, upon request, additional new categories that could benefit from the broad exposure Idea Marketplace provides. Gregg Castano, News Direct CEO, commented, “While we knew that News Direct had built tremendous domain authority via our primary distribution platform, we were very pleasantly surprised to see how that also crossed over into our sponsored content venture. Customers have been highly impressed and exceedingly satisfied with the results they’ve seen, quite often finding their content ranked at or near the top of page one Google results. We believe we can provide such outcomes in countless other market segments.” About News Direct News Direct provides news and content distribution for PR, IR, Corporate Communications and Marketing professionals. Our automated digital platform delivers a completely reimagined, intuitive, cloud-based workflow, industry-leading security via cloud isolation encryption, transparent, flat-rate pricing and standalone multimedia distribution. News Direct's custom-designed software has produced the industry's most technologically advanced user experience resulting in the most dynamic, efficient and flexible platform available today. To learn more visit newsdirect.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. Contact Details News Direct Corp. News Direct Media Relations sponsoredcontent@newsdirect.com Company Website http://www.newsdirect.com

March 28, 2023 02:41 PM Coordinated Universal Time

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A Global Email and Web Hosting Provider Has Been Hacked Multiple Times Now — Tech CEO Alain Ghiai Explains Why This Keeps Happening And How Sekur Private Data Provides An Alternative

Sekur Private Data Ltd

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Popular web hosting mogul GoDaddy reported a huge data breach in late 2022. Hackers had stolen source code and installed malware on servers due to a cPanel breach. According to reports, the incidents were part of a multi-year campaign, especially alarming to GoDaddy’s client base. CEO Alain Ghiai of Sekur Private Data Ltd. (OTCQX: SWISF) (CSE: SKUR) (FRA: GDT0) recently spoke to New to The Street to share his thoughts on these data hacks and how Sekur is different. Ghiai shares that GoDaddy operates on open-source technology. For those that are unfamiliar, open-source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance. In other words, the software design is publically accessible. Programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code can change or hack anything they have available. The majority of Big Tech is open source because at the turn of the century when Web 2.0 was expanding, open source allowed developers to share code and create usable solutions to expand technology. These days open source is considered a vulnerability. The multi-year GoDaddy data breach drives this point home. That’s why Ghiai preaches the importance of closed-source software and why his company, Sekur, stands out from the crowd when it comes to privacy and security. Proprietary or closed-source software is the opposite of open source. These networks and programs have a source code that can only be modified by the person, team or organization who created it and maintains exclusive rights to it. Sekur is an example of a proprietary or closed source. Sekur is a US-listed cybersecurity and internet privacy company that provides private and secure communications and data management. It uses military-grade encryption security and combines it with its proprietary encryption and Swiss data privacy laws. Since its wholly-owned servers are hosted in Switzerland, all user data is protected by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FADP) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance. The company’s use of some of the strongest privacy protection in the world for individuals and entities makes its Swiss-hosted services attractive. Additionally, it uses its own servers and does not host its software with any Hyperscaler, or big tech hosting companies, and does not sell or lend any of its user’s data, guaranteeing full privacy. Sekur is a closed-loop platform with multiple layers of privacy and security. Its products like SekurMail, SekurMessenger and SekurVPN offer users complete privacy because their code is unavailable for the manipulation that causes hacks. In the 10 years that Sekur has existed, they have had zero ransom instructions from hackers. Sekur has successfully built a brand that prides itself on state-of-the-art technology allowing for secure and private communication. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Sekur Private Data Ltd. is a Cybersecurity and Internet privacy provider of Swiss hosted solutions for secure communications and secure data management. The Company distributes a suite of secure cloud-based storage, disaster recovery, document management, encrypted e-mails, and secure communication tools. Sekur Private Data Ltd. sells its products through its websites www.sekur.com and www.sekursuite.com, and approved distributors, and telecommunications companies worldwide. Sekur Private Data Ltd. serves consumers, businesses and governments worldwide. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Corporate Department corporate@sekurprivatedata.com Company Website https://sekurprivatedata.com

March 28, 2023 09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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