Published July 15, 2014
Volume 22, Number 7

Business Bits

  • Zoho Expands Free Email Service     

    The free email hosting plan, Zoho Mail, is expanding to double the number of users from five to 10, all with the benefit of using their own domain and with no distracting advertisements.     

    The free email service, offered by Zoho, lets business owners extend their free user limit to 25 users by simply referring other customers to Zoho Mail. The two-way referral incentive benefits the new Zoho Mail user by providing them an extra five bonus free user accounts.     

    “Free email and ad-free email historically haven’t gone together. This changes with Zoho Mail,” Raju Vegesna, Zoho spokesman, said. “At a time when companies, including the ones with deep pockets, have ended the support of free email service for businesses, we found it even more important to stick to our guns and extend the coverage of our free email plan. There is no catch or fine print here. When we say free and ad-free, we really mean it. At Zoho, we are committed to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses get started by providing an email solution that will grow with them as they expand their business.”      

    Zoho Mail is a powerful email hosting service that caters to businesses of all sizes. It is simple to set up and easy to manage while respecting the privacy of business users.     

    Learn more about Zoho Mail at zoho.com/mail.
  • JEOL and Nikon Team Up to Improve Imaging Technology      

    JEOL and Nikon have integrated optical microscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy in a way that enables seamless observation of the same area of a sample with fast, accurate navigation.     

    The technique, MiXcroscopy, uses the same specimen holder for both the optical microscope (OM) and the much larger scanning electron microscope (SEM). The specimen stage registration is controlled by software that allows the OM and SEM to share, recall and observe exact locations of specific areas on the specimen.     

    This new technology allows a site viewed by an OM to be viewed with even greater magnification by the SEM. Since the same holder is viewed by both the OM and SEM, the coordinate positions can be found easily and quickly for accurate viewing of a specific site. The system can produce a composite image from both microscopes.     

    The Japan-based JEOL has a regional service center in Hacienda. Learn more about JEOL at jeolusa.com. Click on News & Events for the press release about the JEOL-Nikon MiXcroscopy.
  • Accuvant Co-Founders Named Entrepreneurs of the Year    

    Accuvant co-founders Dan Burns and Dan Wilson have been named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year for the 2014 award in the mountain desert region.     

    The awards recognize entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The awards are given annually by EY, also known as Ernst & Young.    

    “The first step to being a successful entrepreneur is to identify a market need and have a vision for how to address it, but it’s equally important to have an actionable plan to turn that idea into a reality,” Burns, Accuvant’s chief executive officer, said. “We are proud that we have realized our vision to combine industry-leading technology with expert consulting services to address the information security needs of enterprise-class organizations. It’s exciting to see the professional and personal risks we and many others have taken are paying off.”    

    “We are honored to be named EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists for building our company into the successful organization it is today,” Wilson, Accuvant’s senior vice president of partner solutions, said of the initial nomination. “This recognition is as much a testament to our hard-working and passionate employees and partners as it is to us. We’re really excited to take Accuvant to the next level and looking forward to helping global companies around the world plan, build and run more successful security programs.”    

    Accuvant is the authoritative source for information security. The firm is based in Denver with an office in Hacienda. Learn more about the firm at accuvant.com.

Compiled By Zoe Francis


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