|By PR Newswire||
|April 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 26, nearly 3,000 local Comcast employees, their families and friends, along with local community partners, came together to "make change happen" as they volunteered to improve several community organizations as part of the company's 13th Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place every April during National Volunteer Month, is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, and the company's signature day of service. This year, more than 80,000 Comcast volunteers participated in more than 700 projects across the country and around the globe, including 25 projects in Michigan. To date, more than half a million volunteers have contributed more than 3 million volunteer hours nationwide since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
"Making a difference in the local communities where our employees and customers live and work is at the core of who we are and is one of the best traditions we have at Comcast," said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. "As a company, we believe everyone – including local businesses like us – has the ability to make a positive impact through volunteerism. It's inspiring to see such a committed group of individuals come together each year for such a great cause."
The following Comcast Cares Day volunteer projects took place in Michigan:
Week of April 21
- Plymouth (American Red Cross) – employee blood drive at Comcast's Plymouth call center
- Sterling Heights (American Red Cross) – employee blood drive at Comcast's Sterling Heights call center
- Ann Arbor (American Red Cross) – employee blood drive at Comcast's Ann Arbor call center
Tuesday, April 22
- Bad Axe (Thumb Industries) – recycling project in conjunction with Earth Day
- Howell (Stiggy's Dogs) – cleanup projects in conjunction with Earth Day and construction of agility platforms for canine training to benefit veterans
- Lowell (Roanoke Ranch for Kids) – outdoor spring cleanup, fence repair and prep for summer activities
- Southfield (Big Brothers Big Sisters) – food packaging that will be donated to Forgotten Harvest Food Bank and children around the world
Saturday, April 26
- Ann Arbor (Kids Against Hunger) – food packaging at Comcast's Ann Arbor call center that will be donated locally to Food Gatherers Food Bank in Ann Arbor, as well as children around the world
- Battle Creek (Food Bank of South Central Michigan) – sorted and packed food items
- Dearborn Heights (Vista Maria) – outdoor spring cleanup and laid mulch for walking path
- Detroit (Detroit Rescue Mission) – outdoor cleanup and painting
- Detroit (Motor City Blight Busters) – community cleanup of Farm City (Detroit) neighborhood
- Flint (Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint) – outdoor cleanup, landscaping and painting
- Grand Rapids (Boys & Girls Club / Camp O'Malley) – outdoor projects
- Grand Rapids (Hope Network) – paining and outdoor activities
- Jackson (MLK Community Center) – sorted and packed food items for Food Bank of South Central Michigan
- Lansing (Greater Lansing Food Bank) – assembled and planted community garden boxes and spring cleanup at Cristo Rey Community Center in Lansing
- Monroe (Arthur Leslow Community Center) – outdoor cleanup and prepped a community garden for spring planting
- Muskegon (Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank) – packed and distributed food to local residents, and community cleanup project
- Plymouth (Kids Against Hunger) – food packaging at Comcast's Plymouth call center that will be donated locally to Plymouth United Way, as well as children around the world
- Pontiac (Habitat for Humanity) – landscaping, painting and outdoor cleanup at two Habitat build sites
- Sterling Heights (Kids Against Hunger) – food packaging at Comcast's Sterling Heights call center that will be donated locally to Gleaners of Macomb County, as well as children around the world
- Warren (Hope Center – The Woods) – cleaned up community garden, constructed rain garden and did spring planting
- Westland (Spectrum Human Services) – indoor and outdoor cleanup, painting and landscaping
Comcast Cares Day will conclude in Taylor on April 29 at the Guidance Center Head Start where nearly 300 volunteers will do outdoor cleanup, planting, and crafts creation for donation to other head start classes.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit us on the web at www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $140 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. For more information about the Foundation and its programs, please visit us at www.comcast.com/community.
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Aug. 30, 2016 08:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,469
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Aug. 30, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,911
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Aug. 30, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,021
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
Aug. 30, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 319
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
Aug. 30, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 922
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Aug. 30, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 345
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Aug. 30, 2016 05:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,589
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Aug. 30, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 896
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Aug. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 967
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Aug. 30, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,777
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Aug. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 859
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Aug. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 958
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Aug. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,044
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adobe has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of co...
Aug. 30, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,796
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Aug. 30, 2016 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 676