Pick Cloud Moves All Vend Management Corporation's D3 Application from On-Premise to Cloud with Ease - May 27, 2020
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PICK CLOUD MOVES ALL VEND MANAGEMENT CORPORATION’S D3 APPLICATION FROM ON-PREMISE TO CLOUD WITH EASE
Newport Beach, CA, May 27, 2020 – All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.
While their fear of the unknown with the current COVID-19 pandemic is what led them to move to the cloud now, they are happy they did.
Stability, reliability, and security were among the reasons for the move. So far they are super pleased according to Vice President Dan Clemson. “We made a good decision to go to the cloud and it was a very painless thing to do. It was very easy and well done. We are going to unplug the server in the office now. We didn’t even need to run a dual system while the migration was happening. It was that easy. This is a testament to how smooth the transition was and to Mark’s team’s knowledge of cloud and PICK/MultiValue.”
The move was done over a weekend. The employees finished their work Friday night and Monday morning they logged into the new system as if nothing had happened.
“It was magic. All the best stuff is always magic,” says Nora Nevers, Programmer Analyst for All Vend. “It was the most painless server migration I have ever been a part of. We never considered any other provider. There was just something about Pick Cloud we knew would be the best way.”
All Vend no longer has to worry about server and software upgrades and updates and are always on the latest and greatest release.
According to Nevers, performance has also increased. “I used to run big select statements and go get a cup of coffee or a coke and come back. Now they are a lot faster.”
“Moving to the cloud gives us many more opportunities to integrate with other technologies. We look forward to utilizing the benefits of phiReport cloud edition to be able to provide sales reports and other data to our clients,” says Dan Clemson.
All Vend Management Corporation is currently running Rocket’s D3 10.3.1 on CentOS 7 in one of the many Google data centers across the globe. They rest well knowing they are taking advantage of their data being encrypted at rest as well as in transit (to and from the server). This is available by default. Along with migrating to the cloud, they will be utilizing AccuTerm 7 to take advantage of their many new features (including ReZume) along with using CirrusPrint for secure and efficient cloud printing.
Action Technology, Inc. Chooses Pick Cloud For Their Move to the Cloud - April 27, 2020
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ACTION TECHNOLOGY, INC. CHOOSES PICK CLOUD FOR THEIR MOVE TO THE CLOUD
Newport Beach, CA, April 27, 2020, Action Technology, a Midlothian Virginia company, chose Pick Cloud to aid in their transition from on-premise to the cloud.
Businesses turn to Action Technology, Inc. to fill contract and temp-to-direct positions for all skill levels. They are a certified woman-owned small business and are dedicated to filling long term and short term staffing requirements for many companies.
When they realized their operating system was no longer going to be supported and their hardware was aging and unstable, they decided to look for a solution. Their choice was either to purchase another piece of on-prem hardware or look at a cloud environment solution.
During the final week of the evaluation phase, their on-prem server crashed. Luckily they were able to transition to Pick Cloud’s Google solution, with little to no disruption to their day-to-day operation and were back and running. The cloud solution could not have come any sooner for them.
“Pick Cloud really saved our bacon,” says Sharon Daniel, VP, and CFO of Action Technology. “If it weren’t for Mark’s team we wouldn’t be in the position we are today after our server crashed.”
By moving to the cloud when they did, they didn’t have to try and retrieve the backup from the server that crashed, requisition a new server, set it up and recreate the data they had, all while the employees at the company waited for a system to access, unable to complete their work. They saved days, if not thousands of dollars.
Action Technology is currently running Rocket’s Universe 12.1 on CentOS 7 in one of the many Google data centers across the globe. They are now able to take advantage of knowing their data is encrypted at rest as well as in transit (to and from the server). Along with migrating to the cloud they also upgraded their terminal emulation to AccuTerm to take advantage of their many new features along with using CirrusPrint for secure and efficient cloud printing.
“Performance has increased significantly since the move to the cloud with no connectivity issues”, says Robert Glass, Director IT Services. “In fact, we can connect more quickly to the cloud server than we could to the one in the office.”
Pick Cloud Offers Pathway for MV Customers to Enter the Cloud - November 28, 2018
Pick Cloud is introducing another cloud hosting option that bundles printing and reporting as part of its Google cloud offering. “It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. Those wanting to start their journey securely and affordably can now do so with our cloud starter pack,” said Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud. Read more at DBTA here.
Pick Cloud, Inc. Introduces Google Cloud Starter Pack for MultiValue Clients Looking to Move to the Cloud - August 9, 2018
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PICK CLOUD, INC. INTRODUCES GOOGLE CLOUD STARTER PACK FOR MULTIVALUE CLIENTS LOOKING TO MOVE TO THE CLOUD
Newport Beach, CA, August 9, 2018 – Pick Cloud, Inc. the first to offer MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and the only MultiValue Google cloud partner specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, has introduced another hosting option that bundles printing and reporting as part of their Google cloud offering. No long-term commitments or long-term contracts are required.
“It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. Those wanting to start their journey securely and affordably, can now do so with our cloud starter pack. Starting at just $319 per month, they have everything they need to run their business – from hosting all their infrastructure on the Google Cloud Platform, to CirrusPrint, a seamless way to print from the cloud to any on-premise printer in many locations, and phiReport cloud edition, a reporting tool that allows any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface.” says Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, Inc. “We are maximizing the relationships with our SaaS vendors and our decades of PICK/MultiValue experience to offer the community a way to stay on top of the latest technology and extend their MultiValue investment instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”
Pick Cloud leverages the same cloud infrastructure that allows Google to serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month, provide storage for over a billion active Gmail users and services to more than 5 million businesses that have chosen G Suite and to return billions of search results in milliseconds. Google’s private fiber network spans the globe with over 100 points of presence across 33 countries, meaning data reaches users with the lowest latency possible.
Anderson Business Technology moves from Reality to OpenQM - July 24, 2018
Pick Cloud, Inc. announced today that Anderson Business Technology successfully migrated from Reality to OpenQM.
Anderson Business Technology is a family owned business that began in 1912. They offer and service an array of digital-connected office equipment, as well as stand-alone copiers, fax, printers, shredders, dictation equipment, and calculators. They use their PICK application to run their entire business.
Anderson Business Technology finalized the move from Reality to OpenQM in early 2018.
“The changes in ownership at Northgate, the reduction in the Reality US support team, and increase in Reality annual costs forced us to look for an affordable alternative to our current PICK MultiValue application, says David Anderson, President of Anderson Business Technology. “With OpenQM, we had a fixed cost on a platform that allows us to keep our PICK application up to date and with all the functionality we need. We worked with Mark Pick who we trust and always points us in the right direction. The conversion went well. We haven’t had any issues since the transition. Mark’s team was very thorough.”
OpenQM costs a fraction of what the other MultiValue databases do and offers a cost-effective, high-performance environment with an extremely efficient footprint. OpenQM comes with AccuTerm.
“We saw some increased functionality after the migration. Including but not limited to, printers being easier to install and we were able to view the debugger where we weren’t able to before.”
If you are tired of rising annual license and support costs and an inability to reach your MultiValue provider and want to move to a cost-effective, high performance product OpenQM may be the solution you are looking for.
We offer OpenQM DBaaS in our state of the art Google data centers and costs as little as $15 per seat per month with all the infrastructure included. All you need is an internet connection. If you are interested in making the move to OpenQM, you can request a 15 day free trial here in the cloud.
Pick Cloud, Inc. and 3phi Solutions, Inc. Team up to Provide phiReport Cloud Edition Exclusively in North America - June 20, 2018
Pick Cloud, Inc. and 3phi Solutions Inc. announced a strategic partnership to sell phiReport© Cloud edition exclusively in North America.
phiReport© is a suite of reporting tools based on the PICK/MultiValue DBMS. The application is built using AccuTerm GUI, allowing any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface. Aside from AccuTerm and Microsoft Excel and Word, no additional software is required on the user workstation. Once defined, reports can be generated from character-based menus or TCL commands and exported to the user workstation. Reports can be saved in an Excel workbook, printed on any Windows printers, saved as a PDF, or e-mailed.
“Now everyone can afford and access this reporting suite. This is just another fantastic tool and one of the reasons the cloud leverages the playing field allowing any company of any size to compete with larger companies that may have more resources.” says Mark Pick, CEO and founder of Pick Cloud, Inc.
Google Cloud Platform was engineered to handle the most intensive workloads on the planet. Pick Cloud leverages the same cloud infrastructure that allows Google to serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month, provide storage for over a billion Gmail users and services to more than 5 million businesses that have chosen G Suite and to return billions of search results in milliseconds.
“We are proud to partner with Mark Pick and his company, says Pierre Trinephi, Owner, 3phi Solutions Inc. As a company that was one of the first to embrace the SaaS model in the MultiValue market, and the fact that they partner with Google makes Pick Cloud and phiReport Cloud edition a perfect fit.”
Pick Cloud, Inc. Announces New Lower Minimum Price For OpenQM DBaaS - March 6, 2017
PICK CLOUD, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW LOWER MINIMUM PRICE FOR OPENQM DBAAS
Newport Beach, CA, March 6, 2017 – Pick Cloud, Inc. the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, today announced a new lower minimum price for its OpenQM MultiValue DBaaS (database-as-a-service) product.
“It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. We have reduced our minimum for OpenQM DBaaS from $269 per month to $199 per month. This includes an OpenQM license, AccuTerm and the entire infrastructure necessary for a fully managed hosted environment. All the client needs is an Internet connection. No more purchasing hardware. Now their capital expenses (CapEx) become operating expenses (OpEx) which is another one of the many benefits of cloud computing. “ says Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, Inc.
Partnering with Google has allowed us to lower our prices and pass the savings onto MultiValue clients. So in addition to a lower minimum, clients also get Google’s world class security and infrastructure.
Pick Cloud, Inc. Joins Google Cloud Compute Platform Technology Partner Program - January 30, 2017
PICK CLOUD, INC. JOINS GOOGLE CLOUD COMPUTE PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY PARTNER PROGRAM
Newport Beach, CA, January 30, 2017 – Pick Cloud, Inc. the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, today announced they have joined the Google Cloud Compute Platform Technology Partner program.
“We recognize that almost every product or IT service will either reside in the cloud or be cloud attached. For that reason, we have chosen to use Google exclusively. We are combining the power of Google’s security and infrastructure with MultiValue databases and applications. The same data centers that power Google now power Pick Cloud and offer our customers the same security, stability and availability. These can come at a high cost. Not with Google, now more than ever, they make it cost effective for new clients to consider a cloud solution.
Our customers are in the same company with the likes of Coca Cola, Best Buy, Spotify, Motorola and many more, says Mark Pick, CEO and President of Pick Cloud, Inc. We also chose Google because they take security very seriously. Over five million organizations across the globe, including 64 percent of the Fortune 500, trust Google with their most valuable asset; their information.”
This program includes partners such as systems integrators, IT consultant firms, developers and other professional services companies that help their clients design, develop, and manage new cloud-based solutions.
Mark Pick of Pick Cloud, Inc. to be Featured Speaker at Rocket Software's MultiValue University - September 3, 2015
MARK PICK OF PICK CLOUD, INC. TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER AT ROCKET MVU
Newport Beach, CA, September 3, 2015 – Pick Cloud, Inc. the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, is proud to announce that their founder and CEO is one of the featured speakers at Rocket’s MultiValue University held at Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.
Rocket Software’s MultiValue University is not only a place to learn more about the Rocket MultiValue suite of products, but where they are commemorating 50 years of MultiValue and Rocket Software’s 25th anniversary.
“This is a big milestone for MultiValue and for Rocket Software as well. I am proud to be a featured speaker not only to reminisce about the history of PICK but show how we have come full circle from timeshare to cloud, says Mark Pick, founder and CEO of Pick Cloud, Inc.”
The MultiValue University event by Rocket Software is being held at Harrah’s Las Vegas from October 5 through October 8, 2015. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.rocketsoftware.com/events/multivalue-university-2015.
Pick Celebrates 50 Years and Discusses the Future in July 15 Presentation at Zayo Group in Irvine, CA - June 26, 2015
Newport Beach, CA June 26, 2015 – A lot has happened in the MultiValue database market over the last 50 years. Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, will reflect on 50 years of Pick and what is to come in the future in a presentation at the Zayo Group’s (formerly Latisys) data center in Irvine
Zayo provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe and has become an important partner to Pick Cloud.
“Latisys was acquired by Zayo Group. We originally partnered with Latisys due to their nationwide and U.K. footprint and state-of-the art facilities,” explained Pick. “They could handle our growth and provide a wealth of expertise in networking, VMware and cloud computing that perfectly complements our PICK expertise to provide a low-cost, enterprise-grade hardware and software solution that SMBs can afford.”
The presentation will not only be celebrating the last 50 years of Pick, but also what is to come in the future for MultiValue technology as well.
A big focus for the future will be MultiValue moving toward cloud. “Attendees will learn about the benefits of cloud computing, how MultiValue is a perfect fit and see first-hand what goes into providing 99.999% uptime. (i.e., generators, power and cooling, 24×7 monitoring etc),” stated Pick.
The presentation will take place July 15, 2015, at 5:30 pm PT at the Zayo Group’s data center in Irvine, CA.
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Pick Cloud, Inc. Launches Short Term Server Leasing For As Low As $15 Per Server Per Day - November 14, 2014
PICK CLOUD, INC. LAUNCHES SHORT TERM SERVER LEASING FOR AS LOW AS $15 PER SERVER PER DAY
Newport Beach, CA, November 14, 2014 – Pick Cloud, Inc. the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, has introduced short-term server leasing as part of their cloud suite of offerings. No long-term commitments or long-term contracts are required.
According to Mark Pick, CEO and founder of Pick Cloud, Inc. “There is now a cost effective alternative for MultiValue application providers and users to spending a lot of time and money to configure, purchase and set up a server on premise for short-term use. This server usually ends up sitting idle for the rest of the year, depreciating as it does so. With a short-term option for short-term projects you can afford the technology you need without exhausting your cash flow or lines of credit. For as low as $15 per day you get enterprise grade servers and equipment.” He also states, “We offer a complete solution with the capability to print securely via the cloud with a product called CirrusPrint, from our valued partners at Synergetic Data Systems, Inc. This makes for an ideal, cost effective, testing and development environment.”
Scenarios for short-term leasing:
• Evaluations and proof of concepts
• Consolidation and migration
• As a temporary replacement for a server that is briefly out of commission for repairs or diagnostics so you do not lose information or business.
• Minimize the impact of application changes, software testing or upgrades to avoid compromising production systems.
• For disaster recovery – ensure business continuity and rent temporary servers to recover from, flood, fire or theft.
• And more!
You can get real time deployments with short-term commitments. Your cloud – without compromise.
Pick Cloud, Inc. and Ladybridge Systems Ltd. Announce MultiValue DBAAS for $15 Per Seat Per Month! October 7, 2013
PICK CLOUD, INC. AND LADYBRIDGE SYSTEMS, LTD. ANNOUNCE MULTIVALUE DBAAS FOR $15 PER SEAT PER MONTH!
Newport Beach, CA, October 7, 2013, – Pick Cloud, Inc. and Ladybridge Systems Ltd. are proud to announce the first true MultiValue Database as a Service (DBaaS). You can now purchase a fully managed hosted OpenQM license starting at as low as $15 per seat, per month. With it, you get a fully functioning copy of OpenQM, AccuTerm 7 and more – all in a worry free, hosted environment. No more purchasing hardware! The benefits of DBaaS are paramount in today’s increasingly cloud based business landscape.
“Pick Cloud, Inc. and Ladybridge Systems are delivering a true MultiValue DBaaS. To date that hasn’t been a reality. It is now. Developers, VARs and end users alike can benefit from a low cost alternative to costly per seat database license pricing, while at the same time taking advantage of a worry free environment says Mark Pick, CEO and founder of Pick Cloud, Inc. Now they can focus on their business, not their IT.”
“We are proud to partner with Mark and his company, says Martin Phillips, Technical Director of Ladybridge Systems, Ltd. His dad was a MultiValue pioneer and Mark is following in his footsteps. At Ladybridge our motto is taking MultiValue where it has never been before, and we believe with this offering we are.”
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-415-7778 or go to the Pick Cloud, Inc. website at www.mypickcloud.com.