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Axispoint Recognized for 7th Time on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Axispoint, among the 3.5% of Inc. 5000 honorees to make the list 7 or more times.


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New York, NY, October 30th, 2018 – Axispoint, Inc., a leading custom application development and blockchain company, announced that it has been recognized for the seventh year on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Of the tens of thousands of companies that applied for the prestigious recognition, a fraction have made the list more than once, and only 3.5% have made the list seven or more times, according to Inc. Media.  This honor follows Axispoint ranking third on CRN’s Fast Growth 150 list as well as being featured on CRN’s Solution Provider 500.  The trifecta of awards is a testament to Axispoint’s dedication to significant growth and scale through innovation.

“It is truly an honor to be a seven-time award winner and part of such a select group of companies,” said Axispoint’s President and CEO, Daniel DiSano. “We have the privilege of solving our clients most complex problems, and we have them to thank for this recognition.  Their continued commitment in combination with our highly skilled and dedicated team drives Axispoint’s growth and success.” DiSano continued, “I would like to thank Inc. Media for celebrating innovative entrepreneurs, and I congratulate our distinguished peers.”

Axispoint builds custom enterprise-grade software, providing creative solutions to clients ranging from well-financed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. While Axispoint has deep domain experience in music, media and sports and technology companies, it’s clients span industry verticals.  In addition to building enterprise software, Axispoint offers full-service blockchain development, putting the cutting-edge technology into practice and bringing the company to the forefront of the software industry.

Axispoint’s subsidiary, T2 Computing (formerly Tekserve), provides infrastructure engineering and media products to assist in content creation, workflow development, and management processes. The combination of Axispoint and T2 provides scale and a full stack solution offering to the world’s leading media companies.

For a full list of the Inc. 5000 2018 companies visit www.inc.com.

About Axispoint, Inc.

Axispoint delivers custom software and consulting services to the world’s top content companies. In partnership with our clients, who range from start-ups to global 1000 enterprises, Axispoint combines domain expertise, strategy and the latest technologies to convert business visions into valued solutions. Established in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, Axispoint provides a range of talented technology professionals from across the US, Europe, and South America. Axispoint is consistently recognized for industry leadership, innovation and growth.

www.axispoint.com

About T2 Computing

T2 Computing is a technology solutions provider focused on the creation, management, distribution, storage and monetization of digital content.  T2 provides high skilled infrastructure engineering and strong technology product know-how to help design, procure, implement, manage and support systems for the leading media companies in the world.  T2 is also a trusted Apple partner, providing an innovative "Apple in the Enterprise" service to manage the Apple environment of companies across industries.

www.t2computing.com


Contact:

Axispoint, Inc.

Kate Kelly

212.920.2600

info@axispoint.com


Axispoint, 3rd Fastest Growing US Tech Company, Drives Growth with Innovative Blockchain Offerings

Axispoint, Inc. ranked third on the Fast Growth 150 list by CRN® but it’s what they’re doing next that will change the game.


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New York, NY, October 15th, 2018 – Axispoint, Inc. announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Axispoint the third fastest growing company on its Fast Growth 150 list. The list is the annual ranking of North America-based technology companies with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years.  In addition, Axispoint was also featured on CRN’s Solution Provider 500, an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. The combination of the two awards highlights Axispoint’s ability to grow significantly with scale.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Channel Company for our notable increase in client project execution” said Axispoint’s President and CEO, Daniel DiSano. “The Fast Growth 150 list includes some of the most distinguished North American technology providers, and it’s both extremely gratifying and an honor to be included. Our teams of subject matter experts and technologists are dedicated to the company mission of providing practical solutions using the latest information technology innovations.” DiSano continued, “I thank The Channel Company for their ongoing commitment to the IT industry, and I congratulate our esteemed peers on the list.”

Axispoint is a leading custom application development company headquartered in New York City with global operations.  Axispoint builds enterprise-grade and innovative software for well-financed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Though vertically agnostic, Axispoint has deep domain experience in music, media and sports and technology companies.  

Media and entertainment, in particular, has a pivotal need for a strong, end-to-end partner in the content creation and management process. In 2017, Axispoint acquired T2 Computing (formerly Tekserve) allowing the combined companies to offer coordinated subject matter expertise as a single provider solution.  The acquisition provides scale and a full stack solution offering for content companies - from upfront consulting and software development to infrastructure engineering services and core media products.

What’s now and next?  Axispoint has been an early adopter of blockchain and has launched a full service blockchain development practice with the objective of being one of the leading blockchain providers worldwide.  Axispoint is currently building innovative blockchain solutions for companies across industries. There are numerous robust use cases for blockchain where customers want transparency, clarity, immutability, efficiency gains, improved transaction and payment processing, reduction of middlemen, and so forth. Axispoint’s expertise in building enterprise software now coupled with blockchain technologies allows the company to be at the forefront of customer innovation.

“We’re not your typical blockchain startup. Axispoint is an established company leveraging 20 plus years of industry experience and a proven track record of solving complex problems.” said DiSano. “By adding blockchain capability over the past year, Axispoint is well positioned to continue to offer world class software solutions for our customers, leading to significant growth in the years to come.”

Coverage of the Solution Provider 500 and Fast Growth 150 was featured in the June and August issues of CRN, respectively, and online at www.crn.com.

About Axispoint, Inc.

Axispoint delivers custom software and consulting services to the world’s top content companies. In partnership with our clients, who range from start-ups to global 1000 enterprises, Axispoint combines domain expertise, strategy and the latest technologies to convert business visions into valued solutions. Established in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, Axispoint provides a range of talented technology professionals from across the US, Europe, and South America. Axispoint is consistently recognized for industry leadership, innovation and growth.

www.axispoint.com

About T2 Computing

T2 Computing is a technology solutions provider focused on the creation, management, distribution, storage and monetization of digital content.  T2 provides high skilled infrastructure engineering and strong technology product know-how to help design, procure, implement, manage and support systems for the leading media companies in the world.  T2 is also a trusted Apple partner, providing an innovative "Apple in the Enterprise" service to manage the Apple environment of companies across industries.

www.t2computing.com

Contact:

Axispoint, Inc.

Kate Kelly

212.920.2600

info@axispoint.com


Cadent COO: Blockchain Is A 'Long-Term Growth Play'

Cadent’s Stephanie Mitchko-Beale implored solution providers at CRN’s 2018 Best of Breed Conference to get behind blockchain, saying that it’s a “long-term growth play” that can improve transparency in business.

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Cadent COO: Blockchain Is A 'Long-Term Growth Play'
by Dylan Martin on October 09, 2018, 07:46 PM EDT

Blockchain is a "long-term growth play" that solution providers should get behind, according to Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, a veteran media, technology and advertising executive.

Mitchko-Beale, CTO and COO of New York-based adtech firm Cadent, made the case for the distributed ledger technology in a Tuesday panel at The Channel Company's 2018 Best of Breed (BoB) Conference in Philadelphia. She was joined by Dan DiSano, president and CEO of Axispoint, a New York-based solution provider that has begun developing blockchain-based applications and is No. 296 on CRN's 2018 Solution Provider 500.

Axispoint is among a small group of solution providers that have started working on solutions based on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin that some enterprises now see as a transformational technology for bringing more trust and transparency into business.

"Blockchain is perhaps the hottest technology right now in the development community and the C-suite world," DiSano said. He admitted that the technology is still early, like how the Internet was nascent in the mid-1990s, but he said, "it's not early in terms of investment."

Bruce Lehrman, CEO of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Involta, No. 326 on CRN's 2018 SP500, said he doesn't see his company taking on a blockchain application development role. Instead, the company will more likely adopt the technology through its vendors in the future.

"We're kind of users of technology, we're not creators of technology, so I think it's interesting. It's fundamentally going to change a lot of things that we do, but we'll be a consumer of it, not a creator," he said.

Lehrman said Involta has had some conversations about blockchain with customers, but he admitted "it's still too early on for most of the business users."

Mitchko-Beale acknowledged that it's early in the adoption cycle for blockchain, but she said the technology has the potential to disrupt "every industry under the sun," including advertising, media, pharmaceutical and cosmetics.

"Any distribution network where you need to track what's going on is an application," she said.

Walmart, for example, has started requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to join the company's food-tracking blockchain powered by IBM to help pinpoint sources of food contamination and, as a result, accelerate and improve the product recall process.

"It's a distributed way of keeping a ledger where each component in the block is encrypted along the way, and all the constituents have visibility, and identity is apparent and transparent," Mitchko-Beale said.

DiSano said his company, Axispoint, started getting inquiries about blockchain 11 months ago, and now the company is working on multiple projects, including a real-time trading platform that is based on a private blockchain.

"We're seeing a lot of development work," he said.

Mitchko-Beale said she’s had a budget for research and development and investigation of blockchain proof of concepts for the last two years. While she said her company has yet to invest a lot of money or seen a return on investment in blockchain yet, she feels that it's still important for Cadent to stay ahead of emerging technologies.

"I think it's a long-term growth play," she said. "It's a technology, and people will figure out over time on how to use it in a whole bunch of ways, ways we haven't even thought about today."

CRN Blockchain Bonanza: Solution Provider Say The Technology Behind Bitcoin is 'The Real Deal'

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Blockchain Bonanza: Solution Providers Say The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is 'The Real Deal'
by Dylan Martin [2] on June 11, 2018, 12:00 pm EDT

 

Dan DiSano felt like a rock star.


Standing in front of hundreds of people, the president and CEO of New York-based solution provider Axispoint was pitching a new blockchain development practice to potential investors at a South by Southwest event earlier this year in Austin, Texas.

The response that followed told DiSano he was on to something.

"It was literally like a Beatles concert. There was a stampede of people waiting in line to meet with us," said DiSano, noting that the company plans to raise a round of financing from investors later this year. "That made it real because there were real investors there who said, 'When you're ready, please send us all of your documentation.'"

Blockchain, frequently talked about in the same breath as Bitcoin, is the distributed ledger technology that powers cryptocurrencies. It quickly gained buzz over the past year as hundreds of cryptocurrencies went online and the value of one Bitcoin surpassed $20,000 last December (today it's closer to $7,400). But some enterprises have been plotting out blockchain's second life: as a transformational technology that could bring more trust and transparency to businesses.

Solution providers and other industry observers say the applicability of blockchain goes far and wide [3], with the potential to impact banking and financial markets, insurance, retail and consumer goods, health care, government and transportation, among other industries. A report by research firm Gartner last year estimated that blockchain's business value-add will grow to $176 billion by 2025.

Today, the technology is still nascent. A recent Gartner survey showed that only 1 percent of more than 3,000 CIOs already have blockchain deployments within their organizations while another 8 percent were in short-term planning or experimentation with blockchain. More telling were the 77 percent of CIOs who said they either have no plans or no interest in deploying the technology.


To the channel, that's just a sign that businesses are only starting to understand blockchain's potential impact, which is why solution providers are making early investments and launching new practices around the technology now. Global IT consulting firm Accenture started exploring blockchain a few years ago, and it now has multiple projects that have been publicly announced with the United Nations, Microsoft, the Canadian government and AB InBev, among other big  layers. Joseph Francis, a principal director at Accenture, No. 2 on the 2018 CRN Solution Provider 500 [4], said he can't think of a time when dozens of clients haven't been asking about blockchain over the last year and a half. "I haven't had a single customer who hasn't had a conversation," he said.

For Axispoint, No. 296 on the 2018 CRN Solution Provider 500 [4], the benefits of launching a blockchain development practice a few months ago already are starting to show. The company is in various stages of discussions with 10 customers, according to DiSano. In one project, Axispoint is providing $30,000 of up-front consulting work to produce a report on the customer's strategic direction so that it can go out and raise funding. Axispoint also is working on a $400,000 contract for a larger $10 million project to build a platform for a financial services client. "You definitely do see the hype in the market, but blockchain technology is the real deal," DiSano said.


Life Beyond Bitcoin
Blockchain has been likened to the building blocks of the internet, similar to the TCP/IP and HTTP protocols that paved the way for the World Wide Web. "I think blockchain is going to become a really common tool in every IT stack, and I think to ignore it would be a big mistake. It would be like ignoring HTML," said Karen Kilroy, CEO and founder of Austin-based Kilroy Blockchain, which provides a blockchain platform-as-a-service for enterprises.


The technology was conceptualized in 2008 as the public transaction ledger for Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakomoto, the pseudonymous creator of the popular cryptocurrency whose true identify remains a mystery. Since then, the number of cryptocurrencies has ballooned to more than 1,000. It's called "blockchain" because of the way that transactions are stored in encrypted blocks, which are linked together in a chainlike manner, lending to blockchain's tamperproof qualities. These transactions are conducted on a distributed network, which can be public, like cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum are. Or it can be private, which means that participants must be invited to join the blockchain. These networks are peer-to-peer, consisting of nodes that collectively maintain the ledger and its history of transactions. Now people have begun talking about the concept of "blockchain 2.0," which involves moving the technology beyond its use as a ledger for cryptocurrencies. It turns out that blockchain's major capabilities meant it would have applications for storing information and recording transactions among multiple parties that weren't strictly financial.


"One of the really nice things that blockchain does is [provide] a single source of truth among a large group of companies," said Accenture's Francis. One of blockchain's key features is immutability, meaning it is difficult to tamper with records. There's also the requirement of consensus -- gained through protocols, algorithms and mathematical proofs -- among a blockchain network's nodes to execute transactions. Then there's the use of so-called smart contracts, which allow for rules and conditions to be programmed into the network for different transactions.


"I think blockchain over time is going to show you a number of features, like speed, cost savings, creating trust, creating transparency," DiSano said. "It's very rare a technology can do all of those things at the same time, in addition to being incredibly secure." Another key takeaway for solution providers is that a blockchain is only useful if the customer is looking for a way to share information among multiple parties.


A Way To Differentiate
When Converge Technology Partners acquired Ottawa-based Becker-Carroll earlier this year, the Toronto-based solution provider saw it as a major opportunity to enter the blockchain space. A developer of digital services, Becker-Carroll already had multiple blockchain deployments with government entities focused on identity management.


"We just felt like that's an overarching asset that adds to the portfolio companies within Converge, so we felt like it was truly a differentiator," said John Flores, executive vice president of marketing and strategic alliances at Converge Technology Partners. For its public-sector clients, Converge Technology Partners is working on blockchain based identity management solutions that would allow government agencies to share records over a secure network.

"There are a lot of trends and external factors, like [the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation], that are driving this necessity for clients to look at this, and we're seeing a lot of demand in government entities and interest specifically in that vertical," Flores said.


Luis Morinigo, practice lead and business development director for the Internet of Things and advanced analytics group at New Signature, said his company started considering blockchain as New Signature evolved into "an applied innovation practice." As a Microsoft partner, the Washington, D.C.-based solution provider took notice of how the vendor was approaching the technology through its Coco Framework for blockchain.


"There are a lot of activities you can manage off the blockchain and use it for what it's meant to do: an immutable record-keeping system for all the actions that an organization takes," Morinigo said.

New Signature has been approaching blockchain with a platform mentality because it requires multiple stakeholders for any one deployment, according to Morinigo. He said there are opportunities for businesses to be either the "platform builders" or the "platform members," the latter of whom would join a blockchain network that is being hosted by the builder.


"If you're a leader in the space and want to be the platform builder, that gives you an advantage because you're opening up a marketplace for all of the entities that you interact with every day, and you can charge a fee for that," Morinigo said. "But if you're one of those entities that is a member of the consortium and you're using the blockchain that a platform builder has made available to you, you get advantages from that. You didn't have to invest in the process of building that platform."

Solution Providers Find Vertical Market Use Cases
Accenture's Francis said the firm sees supply chain as a major area that can be disrupted by blockchain. He recently published a report about how the technology could address the "hall of mirrors" problem in a supply chain, where multiple parties have copies of the same documents, making it difficult and time-consuming to reconcile information. "That's a fairly arduous process," Francis said, which is why he believes the solution lies in blockchain's ability to provide "data mutualization," where all of the documents held among multiple parties match each other and can be reconciled automatically.


"It enormously reduces the cost associated with managing the data itself," he said. 10th Magnitude, a Chicago-based solution provider and top Microsoft partner, is currently working on blockchain projects for two clients. The first client is a manufacturer of landscaping equipment that wants to find a way to deliver secure, trustworthy messages to customers of its connected products. The second client is exploring blockchain as a way to create a tamper-proof record of fire inspection reports.


"That's not something you want to have tampered with," said Mark Johnson, a solutions
architect at the firm. Kilroy Blockchain, whose IBM-based platform helps regulated companies connect their existing software to a blockchain, is currently working with a customer in the real  state space that is using the technology to provide an immutable audit trail for transactions.
"Each participating party can have their own copy of the audit trail to keep everyone honest," Kilroy said.

Vendors Have Plans For The Channel
IBM became one of the early movers in the enterprise blockchain space when the Armonk, N.Y.-based company's research lab began looking into potential use cases, according to Janine Grasso, vice president of blockchain strategy and ecosystem at IBM. One of the results was a blockchain-based food safety system that can reduce the time to identify a contaminated food's source from weeks to seconds, meaning that stores would be able to limit the scope of product recalls. "If there was a contamination because they didn't know where it came from, they would
have to remove all of the product -- millions and millions [of dollars] of wasted food," Grasso said. With blockchain, she added, "that overall market will see benefits in the billions."


Now IBM offers a full blockchain development platform that aims to lower the barrier of entry for developers. Grasso said IBM has provided the tool for free to channel partners and that several joint initiatives are under way, though she declined to identify any of the partners.


"I've talked to dozens of partners, whether global systems integrators or value-added resellers or distributors," she said. "They're all trying to figure out where their place is in this ecosystem." Grasso said it's important that solution providers position themselves to their strengths. She said a lot of channel partners have already attended IBM's webinars and enablement sessions to figure out how to position themselves and their own offerings.


"If you're in manufacturing, you have suppliers and consumers that can use this technology," she offered as an example. IBM is among a handful of vendors that have begun offering blockchain software tools aimed at channel partners, a group that also includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Oracle, as well as startups like BigchainDB and Stratis.
Frank Xiong, group vice president of blockchain product development for Oracle, said the company has been working with channel partners who have been using a beta version of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which has an official release this summer. Early adopters include Accenture, AuraBlocks and IntellectEU.


"My view is that there will be a great opportunity, because we sense there is a lot of need for integration and customization and hooking up things together among different ERP applications and supply chain applications," he said. 


Revenue Opportunities
For solution providers putting an early stake in the blockchain ground, the financial opportunities are both lucrative and varied. Johnson at 10th Magnitude said his firm started working on proof-of-concept projects in the past four to five months, and that they can range in cost from $15,000 to $30,000. The solution provider is taking a wait-and-see approach on how to price live production environments. "Right now, most production environments for blockchain won't have much usage right away," he said.


When it comes to the specific revenue streams for blockchain projects, it depends on the kind of solution provider and the nature of the project itself. Don Cuthbertson, CIO at Converge Technology Partners, said professional services and integration services present the largest revenue opportunities. He said there is also an opportunity to bring in managed services revenue for clients that can't manage their own networks.


Oracle's Xiong said for businesses operating their own network, they can decide whether to charge per member or per transaction. "Once they build an application on their blockchain platform, it's up to them to charge each member joining for a monthly fee or per transaction," he said. It's for that reason, IBM's Grasso said, that owning the blockchain network -- meaning that the business is responsible for the governance and manages ownership -- presents the largest revenue opportunity. "Owning the network would have more financial reward then just being an adviser," she said.

No Pain, No Gain
While blockchain offers some new revenue streams, Converge Technology Partners' Cuthbertson cautioned that some blockchain projects "may be a bit of a loss leader" at the consulting stage because the technology's steep learning curve can make it difficult to justify billing for all the hours spent discussing it. "From my point of view, there's definitely information that's not well understood about what blockchain is, what it can do, what it's for," he said.


Solution providers need to help clients see which types of problems can be solved by a blockchain-based network, said New Signature's Morinigo. "If you're building a blockchain platform for just your organization, there are very few use cases where that makes sense, and you're most likely overengineering a solution that could have easily been addressed by a bunch of SQL servers," Morinigo said. 10th Magnitude's Johnson said he's seen clients who don't yet understand blockchain's use cases or tradeoffs. For example, a couple of clients had told the firm that they believed blockchain was a great opportunity for their businesses, but 10th Magnitude
determined it likely wasn't the right fit.


"We asked, 'Why, and what's your use case?' and we find out it's something like a high performance rapid transactional database," Johnson said. "If you want that, go for a SQL Server." But for any obstacles that come with adopting new technologies like blockchain, Morinigo said it's worth it in the long run for solution providers.

"There will be some growing pains in the process of thinking about where one fits in the innovation space," he said. "But in my opinion, if you don't go through those growing pains, the pain further down the line, five years from now, will be greater." Axispoint's DiSano said he's been to multiple conferences where CEOs of major companies are saying boards across the country are going to have to consider blockchain in one capacity or another by the end of the year or else they might experience disruption. "Blockchain is not a fad. It's not the next shiny little object. It's a real technology," he said.

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T2 Computing and the Sports Broadcasting Fund: Supporting Our Own in Times of Need

T2 Computing and the Sports Broadcasting Fund: Supporting Our Own in Times of Need


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T2 Computing and the Sports Broadcasting Fund: Supporting Our Own in Times of Need

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T2 Computing, an Axispoint company and a premier media industry VAR and Service provider is proud to announce a partnership with the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund whereby 1% of the purchase price of all T2 Apple Web Store Mac®, iPad® and iPod® purchases made by those who register below will be donated to the Sports Broadcasting Fund. The Fund, founded by the Sports Video Group, is an industry fund that helps sports, news and other live broadcasting professionals in times of need with financial assistance and other types of support.

“T2 is proud to join with other SVG sponsors and supporters in helping the Sports Broadcasting Fund grow and continue to help those in need,” said Jerry Gepner, CEO of T2 Computing. “The men and women who provide us with the best television in the world deserve our thanks and support – especially in difficult times.”

By signing up, you will receive personal credentials that give you access to the T2 Computing Apple site so you can select from the entire range of Apple products. After you order, you will receive a personal contact from a T2 representative to confirm your order prior to it being processed. Participating in this program will not increase or decrease the purchase price of any qualifying product.

“On behalf of the Sports Broadcasting Fund and those we help I just want to say thanks not only to T2 Computing but also to their customers who register for this important program,” said Ken Kerschbaumer, Sports Broadcasting Fund, general manager. “The Sports Broadcasting Fund is a first-responder in a crisis, providing valuable financial support to help anyone in our industry get through difficult times as a result of injury, death, illness, or other personal misfortunes.”

To learn more about the Sports Broadcasting Fund or to donate or apply for aid please visit www.sportsbroadcastingfund.org today.

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T2 Computing Becomes Premier NY Source for Bay Microsystems’ Technologies

T2 Computing Becomes Premier NY Source for Bay Microsystems’ Technologies


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T2 Computing Becomes Premier New York Source for Bay Microsystems’ Technologies

NEW YORK, May 25, 2017  - T2 Computing, Inc., an Axispoint company and a leading workflow, computing, storage and support provider to Media and Entertainment enterprises announces the signing of a Reseller and Support Agreement with Bay Microsystems. With the signing of the agreement, T2 Computing becomes the premier New York area supplier for the Bay Microsystems MaxDX™ and FX Series product lines.

Max Data Xchange™ (MaxDX) is designed to unleash the value of data assets by maximizing available bandwidth, minimizing data replication and data transfer between locations, resulting in optimal performance and operational efficiencies. It empowers organizations to streamline distributed workflows, improve productivity and enhance collaboration using data in place.

“As media workflows are evolving to embrace a hybrid cloud approach, technology that delivers very high speed WAN extension allows content creators to leverage assets in various locations as if they were local.” says Jerry Gepner, CEO of T2 Computing, Inc. “The Bay Microsystems technology enables production, editing and distribution of high quality content without regard to resource location; whether that resource is skilled creatives or centralized storage systems. T2 is very excited to bring this technology to our customers.”

Bay Microsystems, based in San Jose, CA, has a long history of designing technologies to speed and enhance data transfer. Since 2006, the company’s innovative offerings have made complex, distributed applications possible by increasing the value, accessibility and management of an organization’s data.

“The digital media and entertainment market is rapidly emerging as a critical vertical market for Bay’s suite of products given the large amounts of data that need to be shared between geographically distributed resources.”, stated Harry Carr, CEO and President of Bay Microsystems, Inc. “We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with T2 and Axispoint to make our products part of their solutions for this expanding and constantly evolving marketplace.”

For more information about T2 Computing and Axispoint, visit: www.t2computing.com/services and www.axispoint.com

About T2 Computing, Inc.

T2 Computing is a New York-based creative technology VAR that specializes in workflow, storage and infrastructure solutions for all aspects of the media and content creation industry. T2 Computing brings extensive product knowledge and world-class engineering to the media and entertainment industry, allowing it to be a comprehensive solution provider. T2 Computing’s experience allows it to offer excellent system design and product sales, coupled with factory authorized Apple repair and custom configured Apple products and post-production systems for rental and temporary peak demand needs.

About Axispoint, Inc.

Axispoint’s team of passionate consultants and developers create technology solutions for leading businesses and their customers around the globe. As the “Heavy Lifters of Innovation,” we leverage human ingenuity, develop strategies, and build applications that empower our clients to evolve, grow, and shape the world according to their own vision. Our technology consulting and custom application development services enable companies to be agile, competitive, and innovative. Established in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, our talent pool is diverse and global, with technologists and developers across the US, Europe, and South America. We have been delivering award-winning solutions to our clients for over 20 years.

For more information about Bay Microsystems, visit:
www.baymicrosystems.com

About Bay Microsystems, Inc.

Bay delivers groundbreaking technology to enhance the value of data for commercial enterprises (e.g., media & entertainment, life sciences, cloud service providers and financial markets) while fueling mission agility within the federal government. Bay’s proven, unique solutions provide the means to collaborate across global teams with increased productivity, revenue and operational efficiencies by taking distance out of data.

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(212) 920-2624                                                              
tami.parker@axispoint.com

Bay Microsystems Press Inquiries, contact:
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Axispoint Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN

Axispoint Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN


Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications.

Contact:
John R. Fillyaw
Axispoint, Inc.
(212) 920 – 2647
john.fillyaw@axispoint.com

Axispoint, Inc. Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®
Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications

New York, NY, September 6th, 2016 – Axispoint, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Axispoint, Inc., to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. 

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations — which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants. 

Since our inception, Axispoint has been committed to providing our team members with the highest quality of training and professional certifications. We believe this to be a key component in support of our company's core principles and values. Our devotion to continual learning affords us the ability to meet our business goals by enabling our most valuable resource — Our PEOPLE.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.” 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Channel Company as one of the 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers” said Axispoint’s President and CEO, Daniel DiSano. “It is extremely gratifying to be bestowed this honor as a leading software development company amongst a very exclusive group of North American technology providers. I am so proud of our team, whose hard work, dedication and experience has again elevated Axispoint as one of the top technology companies in the world.” DiSano continued, “I congratulate our esteemed peers on the list, and I especially thank The Channel Company for their ongoing commitment to the IT industry.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 was featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com. 

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About Axispoint, Inc.
Axispoint’s team of passionate consultants and developers create technology solutions for leading businesses and their customers around the globe. As the “Heavy Lifters of Innovation”, we leverage human ingenuity, develop strategies, and build applications that empower our clients to evolve, grow, and shape the world according to their own vision. Our technology consulting and custom application development services enable companies to be agile, competitive, and innovative. Established in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, our talent pool is diverse and global, with technologists and developers across the US, Europe, and South America. We have been delivering award-winning solutions to our clients for over 20 years. www.axispoint.com

Axispoint, Inc. Contact:
John R. Fillyaw
Axispoint, Inc.
(212) 920 – 2647
john.fillyaw@axispoint.com

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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The Channel Company
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AXISPOINT ACQUIRES T2 COMPUTING TO PROVIDE END-TO-END SOLUTIONS FOR THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

AXISPOINT ACQUIRES T2 COMPUTING TO PROVIDE END-TO-END SOLUTIONS FOR THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY


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AXISPOINT ACQUIRES T2 COMPUTING TO PROVIDE END-TO-END

SOLUTIONS FOR THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Combined Expertise Creates a Company with Skill and Scale

NEW YORK, JANUARY 31, 2017 — Axispoint, a leading software-development and consulting firm announces the acquisition of T2 Computing, Inc., a well-established computing, storage, networking and support provider. The combined company has strong expertise in media, entertainment and sports and offers solutions in other core verticals including finance and insurance, healthcare and technology. In addition, the acquisition is designed to address the media and entertainment industry’s pivotal need for a strong, end-to-end partner in the content creation, management and monetization processes. The combined deep expertise of Axispoint and T2 Computing immediately positions the company to provide comprehensive solutions designed to meet the largest and smallest IT and content challenges.

With a 20-plus year history of creating software solutions ranging from websites and mobile applications to full enterprise-level business systems for global media and business customers, Axispoint’s acquisition of T2 Computing allows the combined companies to offer a single vendor solution for complete project and process management. This eliminates the need for multiple vendors and the challenges associated with coordination and management.

“In large part, the industry has been forced to piece together total solutions from multiple providers,” says Jerry Gepner, CEO of T2 Computing, Inc. “For the media and entertainment industry, we think our value proposition is really powerful – eliminating the pain point of a piecemeal approach and substituting it with a solution that supports project inception to completion.”

With combined revenues in the $75 million - $100 million range, the new company can offer customers efficiency of scale in application development and engineering services, software design, creation, rollout and full lifecycle management along with hardware products and support services.

“As media firms in broadcast, film and music need help managing digital assets, customizing software and building workflows, they're increasingly turning to IT companies with the expertise in both infrastructure and applications,” says Dan DiSano, CEO and President of Axispoint. “With the combined offerings of Axispoint and T2 Computing, we now have the ability to increase our service line in this client space and create the customized, seamless solutions that these companies need.”

For more information about Axispoint and T2 Computing, visit: www.axispoint.com and  http://www.t2computing.com/

About Axispoint, Inc.

Axispoint’s team of passionate consultants and developers create technology solutions for leading businesses and their customers around the globe. As the “Heavy Lifters of Innovation,” we leverage human ingenuity, develop strategies, and build applications that empower our clients to evolve, grow, and shape the world according to their own vision. Our technology consulting and custom application development services enable companies to be agile, competitive, and innovative. Established in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, our talent pool is diverse and global, with technologists and developers across the US, Europe, and South America. We have been delivering award-winning solutions to our clients for over 20 years.

About T2 Computing, Inc.

T2 Computing is a New York-based creative technology VAR that specializes in workflow, storage and infrastructure solutions for all aspects of the media and content creation industry. T2 Computing brings extensive product knowledge and world-class engineering to the media and entertainment industry, allowing it to be a comprehensive solution provider. T2 Computing’s experience allows it to offer excellent system design and product sales, coupled with factory authorized Apple repair and custom configured Apple  products and post-production systems for rental and temporary peak demand needs.

Axispoint Press Inquiries, contact:
Tami R. Parker
Axispoint, Inc.
212-920-2600
tami.parker@axispoint.com

T2 Computing Press Inquiries, contact:
Rose Guarino
D. Pagan Communications, Inc.
631.659.2309 ext.19
roseg@dpagan.com

Tekserve Lives Again: Axispoint Buys Legendary Apple Reseller Brand, B2B Subsidiary


Tekserve Lives Again: Axispoint Buys Legendary Apple Reseller Brand, B2B Subsidiary [1]


Published on CRN (http://www.crn.com)
by Michael Novinson [2] on January 11, 2017, 12:30 pm EST

Rising solution provider star Axispoint has purchased the venerable Tekserve Apple reseller brand along with the robust T2 Computing business solutions arm to supercharge Axispoint's hardware and engineering expertise.

Axispoint President and CEO Dan DiSano told CRN exclusively that, as part of the deal, the New York-based solution provider has acquired the right to resurrect the famous Tekserve name, which first gained notoriety in the late 1980s as New York's premier place for Apple service and support.

But the company, No. 193 on the CRN Solution Provider 500, closed its retail location in August due to rising rents, less need to repair Apple devices, and the ubiquity of Apple's own stores. Now, Tekserve's 75-person T2 operation, which was spun off as its own unit in 2014, will begin its next chapter as part of Axispoint, delivering a more well-rounded IT experience to SMB media and entertainment firms.

[RELATED: Longtime Apple Reseller Tekserve Set To Close Store, Will Continue Offering Professional Services [3]]

"In New York, Tekserve is a very big business," DiSano told CRN. "People know it, respect it. I think eventually, it [the name] could resurface in some way."

Both Axispoint and T2 will be maintained as separate brands for at least the next six months, DiSano said, with the T2 team working out of its own Manhattan office space. At that point, Axispoint will decide whether it wishes to keep two separate brands, rebrand everything under the Axispoint or T2 moniker, or move forward with an entirely new name.

The first acquisition in Axispoint's 15-year history will create a company with annual sales of between $75 million and $100 million and more than 100 employees, including 30 in sales. DiSano said Axispoint and T2 have gotten to know each other over the past two years after partnering on a number of media asset management and rights management projects.

"This will be deeper and more whole than just a partnership," DiSano said. "When you have the resources in house, you can better create new technologies and platforms that you might not have been able to do in a simple partnership."

The deal will drive cross-selling by bringing together Axispoint's software and application development expertise with T2's engineering and hardware operations, DiSano said, particularly around media asset management. Increased scale will also make it easier for Axispoint to get a seat at the table with larger clients, DiSano said.

Specifically, DiSano said T2 clients will be interested in Axispoint's custom enterprise software, web and mobile management and data work, while current Axispoint customers will appreciate T2's ability to design hardware equipment with a software solution in mind. T2 has strong ties with Apple due to the Tekserve legacy, DiSano said, but the company also works with vendors such as Dell EMC and NetApp.

"We have the ability to increase our service line in a client space that allows us to create solutions and products," DiSano said. "There are some unmet needs that we saw."

DiSano said media genres from broadcast to film to music are trying to transform from entertainment companies into data and content companies. As these firms need help with managing video assets, customizing software and building workflows, DiSano said they're increasingly turning to IT companies with expertise in both equipment and applications.

"We touch infrastructure, though we're mainly coming at it from a consulting and software side," DiSano said. "But our clients' clients have changed."

Large enterprises make up the majority of T2's clientele, DiSano said, meaning that the company typically works with larger customers than Axispoint. That's primarily the result of T2's robust production media business, which DiSano said works with major studios around video and storage.

At the same time, both Axispoint and T2 have experience working with very small startups and getting minimal viable products to market within four to six months, DiSano said.

The combined company will be better positioned to partner with manufacturers looking to get into the media space, DiSano said, since it can now design a strategy, provide both services and equipment and jointly go to market. DiSano said the company plans to sit down with strategic players in the near future and map our ways to bring more of its capabilities to bear in the market.

"We're excited about the transaction," DiSano said. "We're excited to become one company, and to go to market in a vertical that's growing and changing."
 

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[2] http://www.crn.com/author/michael-novinson
[3] http://www.crn.com/news/mobility/300081200/longtime-apple-reseller-tekserve-set-to-close-store-will-continue-offering-professional-services.htm

ReThink Group Partners With Axispoint To Build Game For Traders

ReThink Group Partners With Axispoint To Build Game For Traders


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Bloomberg hires risk and trading psychology specialist from the ReThink Group to develop an online tool to help traders sharpen their skills

Click on Web Link Below to Read Business Insider Article
http://www.businessinsider.com/bloomberg-tradebook-launches-trader-brain-exercise-based-on-brain-research-2016-6?r=UK&IR=T

Reach Engine and US Figure Skating's Media Solutions

Reach Engine and US Figure Skating's Media Solutions


Watch this video to learn more about the Axispoint partner Reach Engine

Axispoint's Partner Levels Beyond customer Kevin Leonardo of US Figure Skating recently gave a presentation to some of our customers on how they use Reach Engine today, and their expansion plans for the future. 

Grab some popcorn, sit back and get ready to learn from Mr. Leonardo, as he takes us through a 40 minute, in-depth look at US Figure Skating's media needs and solutions.

Watch the video now and connect with us today to learn more about the Axispoint Levels Beyond Partnership: https://youtu.be/MBwENxn69nc

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