|By PR Newswire||
|December 27, 2012 09:02 PM EST||
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster Offers™ (OTCBB: MONT), a leading Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator and marketing consultant to the mobile advertising industry, today congratulates its CEO, Wayne Irving II, who placed among the top twenty finalists for the 25th Annual OC Register's Holiday Spirit Award. More than 80 business owners and leaders in Orange County were initially being considered for this highly sought after and prestigious award for 2012.
In addition to serving as CEO, Chairman and a board member for Monster Offers, Mr. Irving is also CEO and co-founder of Laguna Niguel-based, Iconosys, Inc., a leading mobile communications app developer, and is also founder of the non-profit organization, Text Kills®.
Wayne has had a colorful, successful and highly visible career as an entrepreneur, serving as CEO of SpinRecords.com from 1998-2000 (which serviced clients such as Maytag, Dig Music, Apple, and others), and as CEO of Save America Money.com from 2001-2003. No stranger to accolades, Mr. Irving was nominated for the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor, made the Entrepreneur Magazine 2000 E-List, and was recently chosen as a recipient of the 2011 OC Metro Hot 25 Business Leaders award.
"Not only does he treat his employees and the surrounding community with the utmost kindness and respect, on a very consistent basis he goes out of his way to ensure that his companies maintain the highest standards of performance in their interactions and business dealings with customers, service providers, vendors and strategic partners," commented Blake Stoudt, Executive Producer of the highly publicized and much ballyhooed Text Kills® outreach program.
Known as a business innovator with a golden tongued voice for companies seeking traction in the fast growing tech space and app development arena, Mr. Irving is also a staunch advocate for teen driver safety and for the well being of children and toddlers through his development of such important and widely used safety apps for Smartphones and other Smart Devices as DriveReply®, Trick or Tracker®, and WordBully™.
Wayne, also a member of the NOYS (National Organization of Youth Safety), works closely with various charities, particularly those closely associated or collaborating with schools and law enforcement agencies, and also devotes a significant amount of his time and energy to advancing the causes of other non-profits, safety oriented corporations, and community organizations all over Orange County and, for that matter, across the entire United States. In particular, while at the helm of Iconosys, he has developed some truly unique and useful Smartphone applications for various charities, so as to help these organizations achieve their fundraising and donation objectives, including engagements with OC Walk for AIDS, OC Ride for AIDS, Long Beach AIDS Walk, Long Beach Marathon, TACA (Talk about Curing Autism), various Children's Museums, and children's cancer cure causes, just to name a few.
Some of the fruits of Mr. Irving's aggressive efforts and outreach through Text Kills® can be seen in the traction achieved in terms of spreading community awareness about the very real dangers posed by distracted driving and cyber-bullying; this includes gathering over 70,000 pledges on the 36-foot wrapped Text Kills® Bus! By addressing head on these two increasingly harmful communications practices, which pose growing, and very real threats to our collective well-being, Wayne is indeed helping to promote a safer and more respectful society for all. To track or follow the success of Text Kills®, visit www.TextKills.com or view the popular YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/textkills.
"As surprised as I was to be nominated, I am deeply humbled and gratified to be among the finalists for this honor, at a time when we mourn for the recent, tragic loss of life for school children in Newtown, Connecticut, when there are still about 700,000 new occurrences of missing children each year, and when child safety remains a huge concern … one that is literally on the tip of everyone's tongue," commented Wayne Irving II. He continued, "I want to sincerely thank everyone that I work with for this symbolic pat on the back, and this only encourages me to continue my mission for making child safety a national priority in the US, as well as abroad. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to give a well-deserved message of congratulations to the Holiday Spirit Award winner, Susan Scott, owner of Premiere Home Health Care."
About for Monster Offers™
Monster Offers™ is a public company recently created from the merger of Ad Shark™, Inc., an innovative leader in mobile marketing advertising consulting, with and into Monster Offers, a leading Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator. Through its Monster Offers division, the company collects and publishes daily deals from multiple sites in numerous local communities across the U.S. and Canada. By focusing on providing innovation and utility for Daily Deal consumers and providers, the company's listings allow consumers to more easily and efficiently organize and sift through the extensive volume of deal flow or offerings by geography or product categories, or to personalize and customize their search results using keywords. More information about the company's Monster Offers division can be found by visiting the company's website located at monsteroffers.com, or at monsterdailydeals.com.
Through its Ad Shark™ division, the company develops and implements mobile advertising sales efforts by constructing a robust media and advertising delivery system. The company's mission is to utilize Ad Shark so as to capitalize on the explosive growth of the mobile marketing industry, which some analysts have estimated to be increasing at an astounding annual rate of about 100% per year, and which by some estimates now represents nearly 30 billion dollars in worldwide annual revenues. Ad Shark's innovative approach to integrating traditional internet advertising with optimized media and cutting edge ad delivery methods, all tailored specifically for the applicable Smart Device, OS or screen resolution platform, makes the company "a player to be reckoned with" in the very competitive pool for mobile marketing services and products. For more on the company's Ad Shark division, go to the company website located at adshark.mobi.
Corporate Communications, Suzanne Ostovarpour
SOURCE Monster Offers
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
Aug. 1, 2015 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 308
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Aug. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 504
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
Aug. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 437
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
Aug. 1, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 154
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Aug. 1, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 203
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Aug. 1, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 287
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 124
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 179
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
Aug. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 384
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Aug. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,685
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Aug. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 300
Learn how to solve the problem of keeping files in sync between multiple Docker containers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Aaron Brongersma, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Modulus, discussed using rsync, GlusterFS, EBS and Bit Torrent Sync. He broke down the tools that are needed to help create a seamless user experience. In the end, can we have an environment where we can easily move Docker containers, servers, and volumes without impacting our applications? He shared his results so yo...
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 787
Palerra, the cloud security automation company, announced enhanced support for Amazon AWS, allowing IT security and DevOps teams to automate activity and configuration monitoring, anomaly detection, and orchestrated remediation, thereby meeting compliance mandates within complex infrastructure deployments. "Monitoring and threat detection for AWS is a non-trivial task. While Amazon's flexible environment facilitates successful DevOps implementations, it adds another layer, which can become a ...
Jul. 31, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 315
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 139
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 128