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Securus Technologies outraged by the wrongs done by GTL to Louisiana

Inmate communications operations company Global Tel Link has been cited for multiple wrongdoings against the state of Louisianna. Securus Technology released information in a press release, published on their website on June 7th of 2016, revealing a series of information mediums that uncover the list of travesties GTL preformed against inmates, their families and the state of Louisiana’s Department of Corrections. Louisiana’s Public Service Commission uncovered a 17 page order citing that GTL added time to calls, increased the per-minute charges, charged higher rates than that which is acceptable rates and double charged individuals among other charges.

Securus Technologies of Dallas, TX released this list of integrity breaches preformed by GTL as though they were recent wrongs; however, these crimes were actually committed in 1998. Securus, who recently purchased JPay Inc mid of last year, stated that these crimes were relevant because of the numerous wrongs uncovered that will be reported in future press releases. JPay INC. held positions in 33 prisons at the time of purchase by Securus that provided services for electronic payments, emails and educational applications. has established information in regards to Securus Technologies that list it as “one of the largest providers of detainee communications, parolee tracking, and government information”. Crunchbase reports Securus as having over 2,600 different prisons that it services within 45 US states, Mexico, Canada, the District of Colombia and is run at its base in Dallas, TX alongside 4 other metropolitan district offices. Crunchbase list one of these offices as located in Atlanta, GA.

Securus’s news release citing the inproprioties Global Tel Link preformed expresses Securus and its Chief Executive Officer, Rick Smith as being outraged at the crimes preformed against their own consumers. This is not only an illigal act but a wrong that defies the type of positive, customer first business that Securus seeks to promote with their customers.

Image Recognition Is Changing the Business Landscape

Insightful entrepreneurs are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in the business world. And many of them are starting to form a consensus that the next big thing is image recognition. Upon reflecting on the idea, it’s easy to see why there’s so much promise to be found within this field.

Part of it is simply due to the fact that leaders in any new technology are bound to have a financial advantage in the long term. But it’s also related to the nature of this particular technology. Image recognition is a vital part of how people shop. People tend to operate in large part on the aesthetics of a particular item –

Functionality is important, but people often make purchasing decisions based on small visual differences between various brands. A company who can identify elements which appeal to a particular person will have a much higher chance of making a sale – Slyce – Visual Search, Image & Product Recognition.

The main issue is simply that it takes a great deal of brainpower to find usable details within an image. This is a mostly unconscious process in humans. As such, it seems like a natural function which is even easier then breathing. People don’t think about the amount of mental work constantly going into processing the data output from their eyes. But the human brain dedicates quite a bit of itself to working with visual input.

Recreating that in digital form is something that poses an interesting challenge for developers. And it’s why the field is so closely tied with artificial intelligence and machine learning. In fact, it’s often the reason why subsets of machine learning such as deep learning receive so much attention.

But to see where the field is going one need only look at one of the leaders within it. A company called Slyce has managed to leap ahead of the competition. While much of the field sits within a hobbyist context, Slyce has been able to actually bring it to market. Their path to it has been an interesting one as well.

They knew from the start that popular consumer devices wouldn’t have the resources needed to handle true image recognition. So they instead focused on building a powerful collection of computers which could not only handle image recognition, but add in high speed communication on top of it.

They then created an API which would allow other programs to link into the tremendous processing power of their image recognition system. The end result is that Slyce can enable image recognition on even the most modest of systems. If it has a camera, it’s easy to create programs for a device that can use Slyce’s image recognition. This has already allowed quite a few companies to enable consumers to shop by image.

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Coriant Under Strong Leadership with Shaygan Kheradpir

A company needs to have strong leadership in order to thrive and survive. This is especially the case when it comes to a new company. Without the assistance of a strong CEO, a new business may find it difficult to emerge in the industry. The tech industry is a robust and yet very full sector, so a CEO who understands the sector and is able to navigate it is a must. Coriant is a new player in terms of going at it alone. It spun off from Siemens, a major tech player out of Munich, Germans. That is why the company turned to Shaygan Kheradpir in order to help lead it into profitability and to be a major player in the industry. The company could not have selected a better CEO as he is one of the most sought after individuals in the industry.

Shaygan Kheradpir has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, so he has the educational background to prop him up. After graduating college he went on to work at GTE. He held an executive position in GTE before it merged with another company to form Verizon. While with Verizon, he spearheaded many important projects, including the development of DVR and the creation of the fiber optics Internet connection FiOS. Eventually, he moved on to hold a board of directors position at Barclays. He became the very best individual with an electrical engineering tech background to sit on the board of directors within the financial giant’s inner circle.

With his ability to work in both the tech field and the financial field, he proved to be an extremely viable candidate to run a company. This occurred when he took over Juniper Networks. While with the company, he helped develop several new initiatives while also cut the cost of production. This pushed the business into newly profitable numbers it had never seen before. Now, Shaygan Kheradpir has moved on to take the helm of Coriant.

Coriant saw the capability of Shaygan Kheradpir and decided it wanted to run the business with him as its lead. He now stands as the CEO of the company and is able to do everything in his power to make it in the industry.