SeaFreight Labs Honored in the “Best World-Changing Idea – North America” Category of FAST COMPANY’S 2021 Awards Program

Honor for Submission Titled “Crowd-Solving for Global Humanitarian Non-Profits”

Steve Jobs said "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do". It is deeply satisfying to be recognized for innovating a world-changing idea.”

— Harry Sangree

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 5, 2021 / — The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.

Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, AI & Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue (on newsstands May 10) highlights, among others, a lifesaving bassinet; the world’s largest carbon sink, thanks to carbon-eating concrete; 3D-printed schools; an at-home COVID-19 testing kit; a mobile voting app; and the world’s cleanest milk.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

“We are honored that Fast Company would highlight our Pledge-1%-motivated work with Habitat for Humanity and World Vision” said Harry Sangree, Founder and President of SeaFreight Labs. “When we joined the Pledge-1% movement last year, I mentioned the Steve Jobs quote which says: ‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do’”. It is deeply satisfying to be recognized for innovating a world-changing idea.”

“Crowd-Solving is a great tool for global non-profits to accelerate their work in ways not possible with internal resources,” stated Sangree. “Stephen Shapiro, in his book ‘Invisible Solutions’, talks about a ten-fold advantage in ROI from open-innovation challenges versus internally-generated ideas. The promising results from our challenges now underway, covering a number of housing, water, and sanitation-related problems from all over the world, point to the valuable truth of these claims. I am most excited that this ROI can lead to transformational improvements in the quality of life for a significant number of people worldwide.”


About SeaFreight Labs: SeaFreight Labs is a consultancy delivering crowd-solving services to the global seafreight community. We serve as "Project Advisor" on global challenges to cost effectively deliver breakthrough innovation to intractable problems. Read about our humanitarian crowd-solving initiative at

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

See the full list of honorees in the Best-in-North-America category (with links to further information) at

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The Tech Enthusiast Young Artists From Bangladesh Prayangshu Biswas Hritwick & Yeamin Adib

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Yeamin Adib

Press Release About Young Bangladeshi Music Artists And Entrepreneur Yeamin and Prayangshu Biswas

There Are Nothing To Make, Noting To Conquer Or Nothing To Achieve. You Must Have One Job To Live”

— Prayangshu Biswas Hritwick

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 5, 2021 / — Prayangshu Biswas Hritwick Is A Independent Musical Artist. In 2020 He Founded His Own Studio With His Teammates. He Released His First Album, Braindance, On a Major Music Streaming Platform In 2021. He Released His New Collaboration Singel EP With Sajibur Rahman (Pantho) Named 69 Warriors. 69 Warriors Is Available On Major Music Streaming Platform.

He Is Also A Entrepreneur, Author, Full Stack Web Developer, Programmer. With A Few Of His Friends, He Founded Skillnation Bangladesh, An Organization That Is Now A Community Of 17000 People. He Is Working As A Co-Founder & Developer In SkillNation Bangladesh. He Founded OraclePii Innovations In 2020 & Currently Working As CEO & Lead Developer In OraclePii Innovations. Recently He Started Working With His Friends On A New Startup Project Called Secure Network Bangladesh. Which Is A Domain, Hosting Provider Company.

He Also Founded His Studio, Which Is A Label For Independent Artist With Yeamin Adib & Imteaz Ahamad. His Label Is Working With 6 Musical Artist Currently. In 2018, He Became 6th In The National Children And Young Programming Competition in Bangladesh. He Got An Award For Having His Startup In The Top 75 Startups Of Bangladesh In 2019. He Is A Former Participant & Nationalist In NHSPC & Cyber Champ. His Startup (OraclePii Innovations) In 2021 Was On The List Of Top 200 Startups Created By Students.

Prayangshu Biswas Hritwick & Yeamin Adib Founded Their New Startup SNBD Host With Tanvir Ahmed Tanmoy, Sadik Muhammed, Jewel, Uthsob Chakraborty, Mohammad Imran Hossen, Rahul Majumder, Rajen Sikder Raj & Hasibur Rahman.SNBD Hosts Provides Top-Notch Hosting Solutions And Business Development Services for Every Startup And Long Going Business, We Provide Domain, Hosting, And Other Services. You Can Make Your Website At Only 40 Taka.

Yeamin Adib Is Working As Founder, CEO & Developer In SNBD
Prayangshu Biswas Hritwick, Mohammad Imran Hossen & Uthsob Chakraborty Is Working As Founder, Technical Team Manager, Developer In SNBD.Rajen Sikder Raj Is Working As Digital Marketer In SNBD. Rahul Majumder, Tanvir Ahmed Tanmoy, Sadik Muhammed & Jewel Is Working As Live Support Agent & Founder In SNBD.

SNBD Gives You The Facility To Build Your Business Site At A Cheap Cost & Fast Server's Guarantee.

Yeamin Adib & Prayangshu Biswas Also Working With Many Startups. Yeamin & Founded Skillnation Bangladesh In 2020 With His Friends. Now Skillnation Is Community Of 17K People. Skillnation Bangladesh Also Launched Their Many Projects Like Skillnation Bangladesh Shop, SkillHUB, And Many More. Prayangshu Biswas, Rajen Sikder Raj, Rahul Majumder Is Working As CO Founder In SkillNation Bangladesh.

You Can See A Lot Of Activities On His Social Media. He Also Creates Many Animation / AMV Videos On His Youtube Channel "Prayangshu Biswas" ( He Also Writes Tech-Related Blogs On His Blog. (

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TOHU by Fireart Games Is Featured in Two Nominations in The 25th Annual Webby Awards

TOHU became a Webby Award Honouree & Webby Award Nominee


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TOHU, an adventure game created by Fireart Games (owned by Fireart Studio), earned recognition in two categories of The 25th Annual Webby Awards simultaneously.

WARSAW, MASOVIAN, POLAND, May 5, 2021 / — Fireart Games, a daughter company of Fireart Studio, announced that its newly launched point-and-click game TOHU was honored in two nominations of The 25th Annual Webby Awards, one of the most prestigious Internet awards nowadays. Fireart Studio is one of Poland's leading boutique design and software development companies with an immense track record in the field, taking its history back in 2013. One of its sub-brands, the game development studio Fireart Games, has recently released a new adventure game TOHU.

The game already received many awards, including DevGamm 2019, DevGamm Online 2020, and Pixel Awards Europe 2020. It was also featured by famous game reviewers and bloggers. This year, TOHU made two more significant achievements: it was recognized as a Webby Honoree in the nomination "Games: Independent Creator," and Webby Nominee in the category "Games: Adventure." Both awards are a mark of international distinction for Internet excellence.

As a Webby Nominee, Fireart's work has been singled out as one of the five best in the world in its category (it's among the top 10% of the nearly 13,500 projects entered worldwide). Earning the distinction of Webby Honoree, as recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, is another significant achievement granted to only the top 20% of all work entered in the 25th Annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Award Winners is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Internet inventor Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker; MOMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; Host of NPR's Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji; R/GA Global Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Co-Inventor of the Internet Vint Cerf; DJ and Founder, Club Quarantine D-Nice; Co-host Desus & Mero on Showtime Desus Nice; SVP of Content at Twitch Michael Aragon; Twitter Senior Director, Product Design Richard Ting; and Founders of VERZUZ Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

TOHU is a point-and-click adventure game set amongst the world of weird and wonderful fish planets. During the game flow, the user can travel through beautiful environments and solve interesting puzzles as a little girl, accompanied by her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus. Together they are trying to discover the truth about themselves and the mysterious Sacred Engine that powers their world. TOHU also features a musical score by Christopher Larkin, the award-winning composer responsible for the soundtrack of Hollow Knight. TOHU is created by Fireart Games, a small independent game studio focused on producing beautiful, handcrafted games with a great gaming experience. The company is owned by Fireart Studio, a product design and development house headquartered in Warsaw, Poland.

The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization established in 1996 and named as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times. Annually, it honors excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. This year, The Webby Awards hosted around 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include WP Engine, Marketerhire, Brandlive, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.

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Quark Technology Global Inc. clarifies current officers and directors


Quark Technology Global Inc. (a Nevada corporation) (OTC: QTGI) (“QTGI” or the “Company”) announces its current serving officers and directors to clarify prior releases concerning the management and the board of the Company.

A prior press release dated April 17, 2020 announced that Man Xu would serve as director and Jay Veira would also serve as a director of the Company. This release was correctly stated at the time with each appointee ready to serve; however, the Company ultimately did not appoint these individuals to the board, and the following is the correct slate of directors of the Company:

Edward Chan
Jieliang Chen
James L. Sintros
Phillip Wong



Edward Tim Sing Chan
Chairman and Director
Telephone: (437) 999-3091

This release includes forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and reflect management's current expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Some of these factors include: general global economic conditions; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; uncertainty as to whether our strategies and business plans will yield the expected benefits; increasing competition; availability and cost of capital; the ability to identify and develop and achieve commercial success for new products and technologies; the level of expenditures necessary to maintain and improve the quality of products and services; changes in technology; changes in laws and regulations, includes codes and standards, intellectual property rights, and tax matters; the uncertainty of the Internet and e-commerce market; including the travel and research and development of technology moving at a pace not anticipated; our ability to secure and maintain strategic relationships and distribution agreements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Community Project We Pitch For Good Led By NJ Girl Launches On Mother's Day

Logo Designed By Cookie Rookie with The Help of Parrish Walsh #cookierookie #fictionjewelry #wepitchforgood

Logo Designed By Cookie Rookie with The Help of Parrish Walsh #cookierookie #fictionjewelry #wepitchforgood

Keychain Designed By Cookie Rookie with The Help of Parrish Walsh to Help Fund We Pitch For Good #cookierookie #fictionjewelry #wepitchforgood

Keychain Designed By Cookie Rookie with The Help of Parrish Walsh to Help Fund We Pitch For Good #cookierookie #fictionjewelry #wepitchforgood

A passion driven venture for girls to enjoy real work experience, learn passion, purpose, and play #girlsdesigntomorrow

A passion driven venture for girls to enjoy real work experience, learn passion, purpose, and play #girlsdesigntomorrow

We Help Awesome Companies Find Talented Professionals and Generate Proceeds to Make a Positive Impact #funforgood #hirethebest #gigsforkids

We Help Awesome Companies Find Talented Professionals and Generate Proceeds to Make a Positive Impact #funforgood #hirethebest #gigsforkids

Authored By Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry

Authored By Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry

Recruiting for Good is mentoring a girl athlete who is leading community projects. NJ Girl designed keychains to raise money to self-fund fun, giveback events.

Every Season is a Reason to Give Back…Join We Pitch for Good Today!”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 / — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is a staffing agency helping companies find talented technology professionals and generating proceeds to make a positive impact.

Recruiting for Good Founder, Carlos, is mentoring a girl athlete (Cookie Rookie) to lead We Pitch For Good, fun fulfilling, give-back events for girls to participate in the community.

Cookie Rookie (her nickname) is an athlete in middle school who is participating in Girls Design Tomorrow, ventures led by girls. Cookie Rookie got to collaborate with Parrish Walsh (Fiction Jewelry) to design an inspiring softball keychain to fund the We Pitch For Good give back events/parties in the community.

Cookie Rookie also designed her own logo (with Parrish Walsh), and collaborated with Jersey Cookie Girl for a give back event for Mother's Day.

According to Recruiting for Good Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "I sponsored the first 100 keychains, so that there would be no cost to create and every sale will directly fund We Pitch For Good give back events."

How Companies and Individuals Can Support 'We Pitch For Good' Venture?

Buy 100 or more keychains; give them away to any teams in the US (inspire positive messaging campaign).

Carlos Cymerman adds, "I am really excited… Cookie Rookie has something special planned for awesome sports moms on Mother's Day."


We Pitch For Good is a girl-led venture with a sweet purpose to create fun fulfilling, give-back events and parties in NJ. Girls in the community are invited to pitch in and volunteer in the fun. The venture is self-funded through the sale of keychains designed by Cookie Rookie (with Parrish Walsh, Fiction Jewelry Founder.) Recruiting for Good Founder, Carlos, mentors Cookie Rookie. To Learn More Visit

Since 1998, Recruiting for Good has been a purpose driven staffing company. Companies retain our recruiting agency to find talented and value driven professionals who love to use their talent for good in Engineering, and Information Technology. We're generating proceeds to make a positive impact.

Parrish Walsh shares, "Celebrating writing through jewelry design and mentoring girls are both passions of mine. Working with the girls to offer them the opportunity to write and design in a real world setting is an unbelievable opportunity. Through the programs sponsored by Recruiting for Good, I am able to help girls' dreams come true."

1 More Reason to Love Jersey Cookie Girl….My name is Nicole Borota; previously I was an architectural designer who now expresses herself through the edible art of “cookies.” I personalize the cookie making experience and love collaborating; I co-create cookies from a person’s thoughts and words. The sweet results are very exhilarating and fulfilling.

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PatientLink® Announces Collaboration with NeedyMeds®

A multiple award winning application, MyLinks is VA-certified to help Veterans manage their VA and non-VA medical records. MyLinks has rich features to help all patients (and caregivers) manage their health records from one account they control.

MyLinks provides patients with a free account to securely gather, manage and share their healthcare records from all their providers.

A multiple award winning application, NeedyMeds is committed to educating and empowering those seeking affordable healthcare.

NeedyMeds® is a national nonprofit, providing resources to patients who are having difficulties in paying for their healthcare and medications costs. NeedyMeds’ information is always free and easy to access.

MyLinks® and NeedyMeds® are dedicated to providing resources for patients

Dedicated to providing resources to empower, inform and assist patients in their healthcare journey

MyLinks enables patients to import their records from all their healthcare providers and to have their own aggregated record that they fully control.”

— Debi Willis, CEO and MyLinks Founder

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 / — PatientLink (Oklahoma City, OK) has announced a collaboration with NeedyMeds (Gloucester, MA). The patient-centric passion and dedication of both companies brought them together with a mutual desire to offer more free services to their users. The focus of the collaboration is to empower and assist patients in areas where there is a great need: the gathering, managing, and sharing of their personal health data, and access to a wide range of patient assistance programs.

MyLinks provides a free application to help patients securely gather, manage, and share all their health records from one secure location, fully under their control. MyLinks also provides patients with the ability to share access to their account with family, caregivers/care team, store and share important documents, such as: advance directives, insurance information, vaccine data and test results, and provides many other rich features. MyLinks has won numerous awards, most recently the 2020 COVID Innovator Award from Allscripts® – and most notably the “Consumer Health Data Aggregator Award” from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Debi Willis, CEO and founder of PatientLink, was driven to develop MyLinks based on her own experience as a patient and family caregiver. Debi states, “MyLinks provides patients with one of their most important needs to manage their health: their medical records. Doctors have their own electronic record of the patient, but it can be incomplete or contain errors. MyLinks enables patients to import their records from all their healthcare providers and to have their own aggregated record that they fully control. A complete and correct medical record is vital when a patient has an emergency, or is dealing with chronic health problems.”

NeedyMeds’ vision of “affordable healthcare for all” is evident by the number and variety of their offerings: webinars, patient assistance programs, diagnosis assistance programs, safe needle disposal and prescription discount programs, to name a few. NeedyMeds has received numerous awards, such as “Best Nonprofit to Work For”, “Top Rated Nonprofit” and others. They provide assistance to patients who have difficulties paying for their healthcare and medication costs. Their mission is to educate and empower those seeking affordable healthcare. Their website is visited by 10,000-15,000 people each work day, and their information is always free, easy to access, and is updated regularly. Unlike similar sites, they understand a patient’s need for privacy, so they require no registration and gather no identifiable information on site visitors.

“We are very excited about the recent collaboration with MyLinks,” said Richard Sagall, MD, President and Co-Founder of NeedyMeds. “It’s important that everyone has the ability to access their health records at all times and be able to access resources that may be helpful.”

MyLinks’ and NeedyMeds’ users are sure to reap the rich benefits this collaboration has to offer now, as well as in the future. All features are created with one vision in mind: helping patients on their healthcare journey.


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Announcing Helios™, a high performing, secure, compliant Cloud Computing environment for IT QA

Helios Qualified Cloud

Helios Qualified Cloud

Tx3 Helios is a dedicated, qualified cloud platform specifically designed for hosting applications and software quality tools for validating GxP systems.

DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 / — In a continued effort to simplify and streamline software compliance for life science companies, Tx3 Services has developed Helios, a dedicated, qualified cloud platform specifically designed for hosting applications and software quality tools for validating GxP systems. With a focus on servicing life sciences organizations for the last two decades, Tx3 has designed Helios with a foundational understanding of not only regulatory compliance requirements for hosting IT QA tools but also what is required for audits and verification.

Traditional Saas can come with limitations. Multi-tenancy, infrastructure limitations, lack of change control, integration difficulties, inadequate SLAs, and no qualification procedures, can make moving to the cloud a difficult option. Clients are often at the mercy of the vendor’s patch and upgrade schedule, which can leave life science teams in an almost perpetual state of at least UAT, if not full validation testing.

Tx3 Helios addresses all those concerns for life science teams. Customers get all the benefits of Cloud computing, plus GxP compliance. From application control, to infrastructure qualification, to defined and captured change control, to adherence to GDPR, ISO, and other regulations, clients can leverage Helios with peace of mind around regulatory compliance. Backed not just by supporting documentation, but also infrastructure and application support delivered by industry experts, clients are free to instead focus on their actual business objectives.

“Our dedicated, qualified hosting platform was designed with providing integrated SaaS for software quality and software testing tools as its primary purpose. Infrastructure, application installation, and support are provided by industry experts so our customers can simply use the tools they purchased to accomplish their business objectives and not to worry about compliance management” – Howard Chase, VP of Operations at Tx3 Services

Watch this video for a high-level overview of what Helios can offer your organization.

If you would like more information, download this datasheet or contact Tx3 to speak with a qualified cloud expert and learn the value that Tx3 can bring to your organization.

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Westcott Named to GSA Electronic Records Management (ERM) Advisory Council

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The Crowley Company's Director of Imaging Sales and Contracts is selected for inaugural advisory board to ERM working group.

The competition among industry applicants was stiff as we’re all very passionate about the long-term preservation of our government records and archives.”

— David Westcott

FREDERICK, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 / — Patrick (Pat) Crowley, owner and president of The Crowley Company (Crowley), announces that David (Dave) Westcott, Crowley’s director of Imaging Sales and Contracts, has been appointed to the inaugural Advisory Council of the Electronic Records Management (ERM) Acquisition Working Group of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

The role of the GSA is to deliver cost savings and value for taxpayers through smart asset management and the provision of efficient and effective acquisition solutions across the Federal Government. According to an email sent by the Advisory Council administrators, the ERM Acquisition Working Group has a mission to “focus on improved acquisition for ERM services and solutions, sharing lessons learned and best practices.” With over 500 participants in the initial working group kick-off meeting, it was decided to create an advisory council “to help steer the group, guide discussion/agenda topics and ensure that the group remains focused on its stated mission.”

A longtime records management industry veteran and a member of Crowley’s management team for nearly a decade, Westcott was chosen from a field of more than 50 industry applicants for one of seven open positions. The seven industry members of the council are joined by eight government entity members for a total council membership of 15. “I’m both honored and excited to be a part of this inaugural board,” says Westcott. “The competition among industry applicants was stiff as we’re all very passionate about the long-term preservation of our government records and archives. It’s gratifying that the combination of my personal industry experience and Crowley’s four decades of supporting government capture efforts with ERM digitization products and services such as microfilm image hosting and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) allowed for this opportunity.”

The other industry members of the GSA Electronic Records Management (ERM) Working Group Advisory Council include: Robert Bailey (Bailey Information Technology Consultants, LLC); Amina Elgouacem (NEOSTEK, Inc.); Mike Brazerol (Assima); Darrell Leonard (Management Communications Inc.); John Mancini (Content Results, LLC); and Ajie Velasquez (Armedia, LLC). Government members include: (Jon Anders Department of Homeland Security); Darryl Byrd (Peace Corps); Sara Frey (Western Area Power Administration); Susan Little (US Dept. of Labor); Richard Mattison (Federal Aviation Administration); Rebekah Meservy (National Archives); Lindsay Simon (National Endowment for the Humanities); and Bob Valente (GSA).


About The Crowley Company
The Crowley Company is a world leader in digital scanning technologies manufacture and resale and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the library, academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors.

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Contactless payments for mom-and-pop stores in Malaysia – SmartPesa

SoftPOS presents an easy and affordable one-stop contactless payment acceptance solution for small merchants in Malaysia.

SINGAPORE, May 5, 2021 / — As Malaysia (and the world) grapple with the onslaught of COVID-19 cases since last year, businesses have been facing unprecedented challenges as they are forced to adapt operations and business models in response to government measures for curbing transmission.

The situation accelerated the digital transformation of many companies in corporate Malaysia, as they reformed infrastructure and business policies to enable better connectivity and business continuity amidst lockdowns and social distancing. Small merchants, on the other hand, have been struggling to keep up, hampered by lack of support, knowledge and resources in adopting new technology.


A fall in customers has been one of the biggest challenges faced by many small businesses. In the F&B industry, a reduction in dine-in customers in order to comply with social distancing regulation and high transaction costs for food delivery services impacted already thin profit margins.

Moreover, with customers choosing to shop at businesses who offer contactless payments over those who don’t, small businesses are further penalized for not being able to transition into the digital economy quickly.


Adopting contactless payment acceptance can be daunting for small merchants who sometimes struggle to understand, let alone use, complex payments hardware and interface.

eWallets may be an obvious choice for many mom-and-pop shops as they are easy to set up and require minimal documentation/compliance. However, with so many eWallets in use, the need to set up and manage multiple eWallet systems to cater to customer preferences can potentially be time-consuming and confusing.

Alternatively, SoftPOS could provide merchants with a one-stop payment acceptance solution that is easy and affordable:

– Transforms everyday mobile devices into contactless payment acceptance terminals for purchases of any amount, at no additional hardware costs.

– Supports multiple payment forms including card payments, QR codes, mobile wallets and P2P payments.

– Brings together multi-channel (in-store and online) payments with minimal risk and a unified one-stop platform.

Onboarding can be done quickly and remotely with the downloading of an app and eKYC processes. Transaction histories captured electronically can be accessed ‘live’ and remotely, with the added benefit of automated reconciliations. As a result, proper record-keeping further helps businesses to establish good credit and apply for future loans.

Sharing from their extensive experience enabling digital transformations in companies from SMEs to Multi-National Corporations and Government departments, Complete Human Network (CHN) highlighted another important aspect of contactless payments, “With contactless payments reducing the need to handle and hold large amount of cash within shop premises, it indirectly lowers the risk of robberies/theft in addition to providing a frictionless shopping experience for customers.”

(This article was written with help from Complete Human Network (CHN), a well-established Malaysian mobile enterprise solutions company that is enabling clients in mobile digital transformation.)

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About SmartPesa
SmartPesa develops payment and agency banking solutions for merchants and banks across the globe, taking care of the tech so they don’t have to. Using an intuitive mobile app and/or card terminal, merchants enjoy a simple unified one-stop tool for accepting smart multi-channel payments online and offline, instant access to transaction histories and automated reconciliations. SmartPesa’s last-mile agency banking solution drives financial inclusion by extending the banking network into rural areas quickly and painlessly. SmartPesa is a Mastercard Start Path alumni company.

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NAKIVO Releases v10.3 With New Features for Microsoft 365 and VMware Environments

The latest version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers expanded functionality for Microsoft 365, VMware Cloud Director, HPE 3PAR devices and MSPs.

SPARKS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 / — NAKIVO has released v10.3 of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The latest release expands the backup scope for Microsoft 365 and VMware vSphere environments. The new features are designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of NAKIVO’s 18,000+ customer base and the company’s MSP partners.

Backup for Microsoft 365 Contacts and Calendars

Businesses that implement Microsoft 365 to plan out their daily workflows and communication can now successfully recover Exchange Online calendar and contact items with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. In cases of accidental data deletions, ransomware attacks or other types of data loss, Microsoft 365 contacts and calendars can be recovered to the original or a different mailbox. Thus, teams can continue to communicate and collaborate with minimum interruption to work processes.

VMware Cloud Director Backup

Large enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) use VMware Cloud Director to manage VMs and need a data protection solution to protect business data. Version 10.3 adds backup and recovery functionality for VMware Cloud Director Backup to ensure that Cloud Director objects, such as vApps, individual VMs and vApp metadata are protected and easily recoverable.

Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backups can put a strain on the production environment. In v10.3, NAKIVO Backup & Replication addresses this issue for the organizations that have their VMware VM disks residing on HPE 3PAR storage. Now organizations can back up their systems from storage snapshots to reduce the impact of data protection activities on the production environment.

Direct Connect for MSPs

Managed service providers (MSPs) require an easy secure way to connect to the remote resources of their clients. Now MSPs can use the Direct Connect feature in NAKIVO Backup & Replication to connect to their clients’ environments via a secure single port without establishing a VPN connection.

Feature Availability

The 15-day Free Trial comes with full access to all NAKIVO Backup & Replication features, including Backup for Microsoft 365, VMware Cloud Director Backup, Backup from Storage Snapshots and Direct Connect for MSPs.

“At NAKIVO, we emphasize simplicity and reliability of data protection when developing new features for our customers. Our goal is to enable comprehensive backup strategies and streamline data protection activities,” says Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO Inc.

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NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and site recovery solution. With 21 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 18,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO provides an unprecedented level of protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. As one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO provides a data protection solution for major companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens and SpaceX, in addition to working with over 6,000 channel partners in 140 countries worldwide.

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