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5 Must-Attend Events for Austin Startup Week

Austin Startup Week is right around the corner, and Coolhead Tech will be right there in the thick of things. This five-day event (Oct. 8-12) spotlights Austin startups and the people and ideas behind them.

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ALTA Shines with Austin Performance of Cuerdas

This past weekend I had the opportunity to see ALTA (Austin Latino Theater Alliance) perform Cuerdas (Strings), their first play outside of their traditional holiday performance of La Pastorela.

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Enterprise State and Local Sales Representative - Austin - Google Jobs

This Enterprise and local sales rep job was recently posted by Google for Austin.

"We've helped over 30 million employees at three million organizations around the world to 'go Google.' As masters of cloud computing, the Enterprise team helps small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies discover the wonders of "the cloud" and work smarter through Google Apps. Our technical and sales teams design and implement solutions for these organizations with custom features, security and support -- all with Google's philosophy of innovation and ease of use in mind."

Enterprise State and Local Sales Representative - Austin - Google Jobs

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Back To Business Seminar in South Austin

Excited to have Green Earth Automotive in South Austin host our next B2B seminar.  As Austin's latest Google Apps success story, GEA's new website allows customers to book service appointments online and integrates with Google Calendar.

Get back to business quickly with Google Apps for Business and Coolhead Tech. Developed for local independent business owners and small local retail businesses This seminar includes everything you need to get the phone ringing from online buyers in one afternoon.

Getting Back To Business With Google Apps
Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CT)

Introduction to Google Apps for Small Business
Chris Alghini, Coolhead Tech Director and Google Guide.
Just as your business relied on a Yellow Pages listing to keep your phone ringing in the past, Online listings are essential in growing your business.  97% of Consumers search for local businesses online and having a local business website that works is essential to your success.

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Austin gets $8 million for small business growth

The city of Austin has received $8 million from the federal government to establish reduced rate loans for small businesses looking to expand.

The business loan pool was granted as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Loan Guarantee Program to the city’s Small Business Development Program in the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office. Capital CDC

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New customer loyalty card good at 100-plus Austin businesses

Belly, a new service launching in Austin, offers perks to repeat visitors at more than 100 shops, restaurants and other area businesses — all available with a single card.

"Loyalty for small businesses is all about building a relationship between the business and its customers," LaHive said. "Each business has a completely unique loyalty program." Full Story At The Statesman

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CloudLock Introduces the Next Generation in Enterprise-Class Security for Google Apps at RSA Security Conference

CloudLock, the only company that delivers enterprise-grade cloud data security solutions for organizations using Google Apps, today announced several key additions to the CloudLock Security Suite as part of a continued commitment to helping enterprises extend their data security to the cloud. With these solutions, companies can take advantage of market trends, including the consumerization of IT, and new collaboration tools like Google+ without sacrificing security, compliance, regulatory, audit or governance requirements.

CloudLock's latest developments include:

-- CloudLock Security for Google+ - Gives organizations the ability to understand how employees are using Google's newest social media service. With CloudLock for Google+, enterprises that traditionally may not have been able to leverage social networks for legal and security reasons will now be able to take advantage of a social collaboration tool that will comply with usage policies.

-- CloudLock Security Policy Engine - Provides companies with the framework necessary to define and automate data security policies to ensure that collaboration practices are monitored and remain compliant. With the addition of content-aware policies, customers will now be able to set policies to alert and take action on content that is in violation of regulations, contains personally identifiable information, IP, objectionable content, or breaks internal governance practices.

-- Safe Harbor Compliance - CloudLock customers include Fortune 1000 companies with worldwide operations as well as large EU-based corporations. The safe harbor certification provides a number of important benefits to U.S. and EU firms. Namely, predictability and continuity of security and data privacy requirements for U.S. and EU companies that are sending and receiving personal information from Europe.

-- g-Cloud Acceptance - CloudLock continues to demonstrate its commitment to help with cloud adoption for enterprises and highly regulated organizations and recently has been accepted into the UK g-Cloud framework. g-Cloud is the UK public sector's national procurement portal. It provides savings for Government and the UK public sector as a whole, and specifically to deliver centralized procurement of common goods and services for Central Government Departments. CloudLock can be found in the software-as-a-service lot.

"Organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of balancing the need for business agility with the requirements of security and regulatory compliance. Moving data to the cloud has clear cost savings, collaboration, and access benefits, and with our continued investment in our content-aware cloud security suite, customers are able to achieve far greater security for their data in Google Apps than with their on-premise data," said Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-Founder of CloudLock.

A recent CloudLock analysis of anonymous customer data showed that enterprises using Google Apps see a 4x growth rate in the number of Google Docs and Sites, while mid-sized companies experience a 10X growth per year [see infographic]. This explosive growth in data created in the cloud and its security implications have garnered the attention and research of leading analysts.

"When you combine the growth of public cloud services with another trend Gartner has identified (consumerization), security challenges are multiplied," said John Pescatore, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research. "An increasingly common scenario will be high-value employees accessing critical business and customer information stored in the cloud from employee-owned PCs or smartphones. Gartner believes that delivering security as a cloud-based service will be a key component of how many enterprises will enable this scenario, while achieving a balance of security and manageability."


Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., CloudLock helps enterprises extend their data security to the cloud. CloudLock's suite of security applications give businesses the controls and visibility they need to take advantage of the collaboration benefits of Google Apps without sacrificing security. The largest Google Apps customers in the world trust CloudLock to secure their data. For more information about the company or reseller opportunities call (781) 996-4332 or visit http://www.cloudlock.com .

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Cheap technology helps small business grow big

This BBC Viewpoint discusses how small business benefits from Cloud technology.

Typically there is a perception that large organisations are able to invest in more advanced technological solutions which are out of reach of smaller companies, preventing them from competing on a level playing field. However, businesses will experience significant change in their industry sectors in the future, due to the impacts of technology.
The change is largely attributed to an increase of low-cost computing power, storage and bandwidth available via the 'cloud'

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