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geoAMPS hosts blood drive for American Red Cross

 flickr geoAMPS, a company located in Powell, is inviting local residents to donate blood during an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.geoAMPS is hosting the blood drive at its office, 3821 Attucks Drive in the Wedgewood Office Park. Those who donate blood will have the chance to win $2,000 in Kroger gift cards for gas or groceries.

geoAMPS raises money for fight against cancer

Members of the geoAMPS team participated in No-Shave November and raised pledges of $1,539 to support the American Cancer Society. No-Shave November is a Web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds that go toward preventing cancer, saving lives, funding research, educating, and assisting those fighting cancer.

geoAMPS team donates to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

The geoAMPS team gave in a big way to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Each year, geoAMPS employees have donated nonperishable food items and money to help those less fortunate have nutritious meals during the holidays. The team’s donations amounted to 7,329 meals, which far exceeded the food and money donated in 2014.

How to protect your organization against hacking

In June 2015, a federal investigation began into a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of some 4 million current and past federal employees. Premier Blue Cross reported that in January 2015 hackers stole 11 million records, including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and email addresses. Home Depot said in 2014 that 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million email addresses of customers had been stolen. There have been other recent victims of cybercrime: Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan, EBay and Target. Incidents of hacking have dominated the news of late. Whether the suspects are individuals or foreign governments, the criminals are creating uncertainties and nervousness within the global community that is becoming increasingly dependent upon the Internet for storing information, commerce and communication.

geoAMPS plans to meet industry leaders at S.E.E.

flickr / Bluegreen Vacations geoAMPS is attending the Southeastern Electric Exchange (S.E.E.) annual Conference and Trade Show June 24-26, 2015, in Hershey, Pa. Guy Allen, Vice President of Sales, will be there to meet with industry representatives and discuss how geoAMPS products and services can meet their project, existing infrastructure and overall organizational needs. S.E.E. is a non-profit, non-political trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. The organization was founded in 1933.

geoAMPS headed to San Diego for IRWA conference

JoshRtek / flickr geoAMPS will participate in the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) International Education Conference. The organization’s 61st annual conference will be held June 14-17 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. “The IRWA conference is an industry event that we look forward to,” Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, said. “IRWA organizes an outstanding conference each year, and the geoAMPS team enjoys meeting with leaders in the land services industry.”

geoAMPS India Pvt. Ltd. opens in Pune

geoAMPS India Pvt. Ltd., a company that develops highly configurable software products for a variety of industries, has opened an office in Pune. Gaurav Bahadur, Director of Delivery Services, and Ishwar Sanghvi, Director of Operations, are accepting applications from individuals interested in joining the company. They are actively seeking candidates for information technology and software development positions. The company will move into the Marvel Edge Commercial building located in Viman Nagar.

Leveraging Technology to Advance Wind Power

Market realities, public policy and tax incentives have combined to give a substantial boost to the wind industry. By the end of 2012, new wind capacity in the United States exceeded 60 gigawatts, which the American Association of Wind Energy (AWEA) reports is to enough power the equivalent of 14.7 million homes, the number of homes in Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada and Ohio combined. The approximate 45,100 wind turbines in the U.S. provide electricity generation equivalent to 14 nuclear power plants or 52 coal plants. Another contributing factor to this boom in the wind industry is new technological capabilities. Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, will discuss these new capabilities at the AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition scheduled May 5-8 in Chicago. He will discuss “Leveraging Technology to Advance Wind Power” during the educational poster presentation reception Tuesday, May 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Spotlight on geoAMPS in Columbus Business First

geoAMPS is featured in the Dec. 14, 2012, edition of Columbus Business First, Central Ohio’s weekly business newspaper. Titled “Mapping new directions,” the Business First article states “geoAMPS is using 21st Century technology to improve and maintain how land and infrastructure assets are tracked.” In that edition, geoAMPS is the featured company in the Entrepreneur section of the newspaper. Business First Reporter Jeff Bell interviewed geoAMPS Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Khandelwal and Chief Operations Officer Leena Madan at the company office in Powell. During the interview, Yogesh said geoAMPS has developed software designed to bring efficiency, standardization and predictability to what has been an “old school” process slowed by hand-written notes, boxes of paper files and crayons used to color-code maps. “In response, pipeline companies, wind farm developers, utilities, state transportation departments and land-services businesses in the U.S. and Canada are buying geoAMPS software at a swift pace,” the article states. Yogesh and Leena discussed the phenomenal growth geoAMPS has enjoyed in only two years. The company is looking to add 10 more employees, and plans to move into a larger office location in 2013. “We’re well beyond where we projected we would be,” Yogesh said during the interview. Yogesh’s engineering background and experience as a technology consultant positioned him to launch geoAMPS, the article noted. Yogesh’s goal was to find better solutions for companies needing to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. Business First reports that geoAMPS software products assist in acquiring property easements and mineral rights, keeping detailed records of agreements with land owners, managing royalty payments and tracking maintenance and inspection of assets, such as pipelines and wind turbines. “There were a lot of non-technology businesses that understood the process but not the technology, or technology companies that did not understand the business side of this,” Yogesh said. The reporter writes that, to stay current with changing technology and client needs, geoAMPS develops and updates its products in two-week cycles. geoAMPS technology solutions, the article states, are available to clients across geoAMPS’ Web database, an offline platform, mobile applications and geographic information system (GIS) mapping software. “We provide end-to-end solutions for our clients,” Leena said.

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