“We hope that this report will provide significant food for thought about how best to use the “thank you” in fundraising communications and at the very least prompt more testing across the sector. Nonprofits and their communications agencies routinely test campaigns or solicitations, but few test what is arguably the most important communication of all, the thank you.”The report can be downloaded from The Philanthropy Centre’s site. 337 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Study reveals vital role of the donor Thank You More thought needs to be given to the purpose of a thank you communication and what is said to different groups of donors, according to a study by The Philanthropy Centre and a team of philanthropic psychologists at Plymouth University.The study, released today (5 November) shows that whether donors should be thanked for their gift, the difference their gift has made, or the kind of person they are depends on how established the giving relationship is. Early in the relationship, The Philanthropy Centre’s study shows that the focus should be on sharing with the donor the difference their gift has made. When a donor has made an above average number of gifts, a more nuanced approach can be adopted, thanking the donor for being the special kind of person that they are and talking about how much the donor means to the charity. Getting this right increases the wellbeing that the individual experiences and their subsequent giving, the study says.The study also found that a thank you can be used strategically in a communications cycle to boost a donor’s personal sense of wellbeing, with a thank you in advance of a campaign (for past giving) able to significantly increase both this and the value of giving during the campaign by 60% without reducing the response rate.The two-year study, authored by Professor Jen Shang, Professor Adrian Sargeant, Kathryn Carpenter and Harriet Day, includes interviews with leading fundraising practitioners, a review of psychological literature on thanking and gratitude, and a series of six experiments with four non-profit partners on their fundraising and acknowledgement communications. The experiments showed that even subtle changes to communications have the ability to influence how good donors feel as a result of reading that communication. Based on the experiments, The Philanthropy Centre advises the following:After supporters take an initial action for an organisation, sending a prompt, short, but interactive email where people can affirm the contribution the action has made to their wellbeing.After people make their first donation and before they have given as often as the average of the database, sending out communications to primarily thank people for the differences their donations have made.After people give more often than the average number of times of supporters on the database, sending out a letter to primarily thank donors for the long-term relationship that they have with key stakeholders or personalities, or for being who they are.These practices, the study evidenced, have the potential to increase average donation amount and response rate, as well as how competent donors feel in making a difference, how well they feel their donations allow them to express their beliefs and how connected they feel they are to the cause they support and to others that they care about.The second suite of tests explored the nature of the feedback that should be provided in a thank you letter.These showed that: When the individual story is mildly emotional, thank you communications are most effective in generating behavioural benefits and make donors feel better when they thank without mentioning wider benefits.When the individual story is highly emotional, additional information on vastness can serve to enhance donor wellbeing. So, for example, donors can also be thanked for the difference they will make over an extended period of time.When highly emotional individual stories cannot be used in fundraising communications, the vastness of the organisation’s mission accomplishment can still translate to additional wellbeing if it can be linked to donor connection with the organisation and their passion for the cause.Professor Shang said: Advertisement Melanie May | 5 November 2018 | News 338 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis161 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis161 Tagged with: philanthropy research thank you
+ posts Bookstore hosts release party for student-authored cookbook printWaving their controversial battle flag, the Sons of Confederate Veterans make their presence clear. Standing outside the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which as of two years ago, they are no longer welcome inside of.For more than 100 years, The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has not only drawn in fair-goers, but it has also frequently attracted the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and their display of Confederate memorabilia.However, in 2016, the stock show banned the battle flag, also known as the “Southern Cross,” from any official activities, including the parade. Instead, at this year’s parade, members walked along the route handing out mini confederate flags to parade attendees.#fwssr @startelegram pic.twitter.com/6321CjgYYT— Thomas Portier (@tomas_portier) January 13, 2018Coined by the SCV, the slogan “heritage, not hate” contrasts the flag’s complicated history.Mike Webb, a Sons of Confederate Veterans officer, stands before an oversized Mississippi state flag and speaks about the importance of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the flag at a 2016 rally. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)According to SCV’s website, “The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the Second American Revolution… Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.” ReddIt Mr. and Ms. TCU nominations open ReddIt Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Kate Redfield Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Twitter Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleStudy Abroad Fair offers students chance to learn about other cultures, study abroad programsNext articleLongtime ties brought Jeremiah Donati to TCU Kate Redfield RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Frogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Mike Webb, a Sons of Confederate Veterans officer, stands before an oversized Mississippi state flag and speaks about the importance of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the flag, at a rally with other pro flag groups at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Facebook Kate Redfield is a journalism major with minors in design studies and comparative race and ethnic studies. A California native, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, “gifting” her opinion, writing, and eating good food. To students, though, the meaning of the flag that they are most familiar with is racially charged and centered around white supremacy.“I am always a bit shocked when I see them waving their flags on the street come January and February,” senior Jack Prutting said. When asked if he saw the flag as a symbol of racism or a symbol of history: “Racism, for sure”.Having observed the display while stopped at a red light, first-year student Natalie Zimits said she felt uncomfortable.“It was extremely awkward sitting in the car watching people of different races walk across the street with their children towards the flags and signs,” Zimits said. “I can only imagine how they felt.” Linkedin Record 20,000 first-year applicants for fall 2018 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Three months after gunfire shattered a neighborhood block party, killing one person and injuring 11 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., police say they have a suspect in custody.Brooklyn resident Kyle Williams, 20, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting, which took place during the neighborhood’s annual Old Timers Day event at Brownsville Playground on July 27.Williams, who had no prior criminal history, was taken into custody on Wednesday following a wave of tips, authorities said.“This was an important case to make,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Thursday morning. “You think about what happened that night — there’s a crowd of hundreds of people [at a] “family event.”“It was important that we all work together to make sure we were able to identify who the shooter was and bring them to justice,” O’Neill said.The incident, which police at the time said may have been gang related, left the neighborhood badly shaken. The shots may have been an exchange of gunfire between two or more suspects, authorities said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Utah junior receiver Bryan Thompson has entered the transfer portal per news released Tuesday.In his Utes career, Thompson has amassed 33 grabs for 756 yards and four scores and has five net touchdowns.The 6-2 207-pound Thompson has averaged 22.5 yards per grab for the Utes during his collegiate career.2017 4-star WR Bryan Thompson has entered the transfer portal after totaling 33 rec for 756 yards and 4 TD at Utah @rivalsmike @RivalsWoody @AMarkhamRivals https://t.co/eqpAVSEgWa— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) February 2, 2021 Brad James Written by February 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah Receiver Bryan Thompson Enters Transfer Portal
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPrepares lab environmentOrganizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders asneededTeaches lab component of courseMonitors student progress; gives feedback; facilitates studentparticipation in learning activitiesAssesses student performance on practical, oral, writtenexaminationsSupervises lab assistants (when available)Reports student grades at end of term to lead instructorCommunicates with lead instructor to ensure consistent contentand testing and to recommend changes for upcoming semesterServes as student-to-university liaisonUpholds student and part-time faculty handbook policiesPromotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom settingSelf-evaluates teaching performance; sets goals forimprovement Licensed occupational therapist from an accredited universitywith demonstrated expertise in the area being taughtCurrent certification with state board of chosenspecialization The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYLab Instructors have various responsibilities such asorganizing/maintaining equipment, preparing the lab environment,monitoring student progress and facilitating student participationin learning activities. The lab instructor communicates with thelead instructor regarding student performance or issues that ariseand ensures the delivery of consistent content and testing. Theymay assist with grading practicals and other requiredassignments.The qualified candidate must have an entry-level Masters ofOccupational Therapy Degree or higher along with currentcertification with state board of chosen specialization. At least 2years of practical hands-on experience is required in a patientcare setting in the profession. The successful candidate will haveexcellent oral communication and organizational skills, beresponsive to adult student needs, and be able to workcollaboratively in a team environment.This is a part-time 15-20 hours per week as scheduled position. Excellent organization and time management skillsExcellent oral communication skillsProfessional role modelAble to provide a nurturing, respectful learningenvironmentResponsive to distance education, adult student needsWorking knowledge of educational theory and motor skilldevelopmentAble to work in a team environment At least 2 years of practical hands-on experience in patientcare setting in chosen specialization TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEEntry-level Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree orhigher The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin.
University of Southern Indiana Theatre students recently brought home an impressive list of accolades from the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) held this year in Indianapolis. KCACTF is a national theater program that hosts around 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide, allowing theater departments and students an opportunity to showcase their work and receive outside assessments and critiques from respondents and theater professionals.Approximately 40 USI students, professors and staff members traveled to the festival which included a closing production of the USI Theatre production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play in Clowes Hall located on the campus of Butler University. This was the fourth USI Theatre production to present at the KCACTF, and the first to close the festival.“The festival provided our students opportunities to demonstrate their skills in acting and design, as well as working as a team to assemble, perform and repack our production of Mr. Burns in one day,” said Paul Weimer, USI assistant professor of performing arts. “They also took advantage of the many workshops available to extend their knowledge and meet students from other colleges who share their passion for theatre.”The Regional Design Competition allows students to showcase work in their given fields of theatrical design, fields which include lighting, costumes, scenery, and sound. USI senior Austin Tenbarge won the Outstanding Lighting Design Award for his unrealized design of Slaughter City. Nicholas Smith, a senior, won Honorable Mention for his Lighting Design for Oedipus Rex.The National Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence focuses on realized designs that have been produced on stage. Four USI students advanced to the final rounds: Rachel Thomas, a senior, for lighting design on The Glass Menagerie(She won the national competition in lighting in 2015 and 2016); Fred Kelley, a junior, honorable mention for sound design on Mr. Burns; John Merritt, a junior, for costume design on The Glass Menagerie; and Rachel Clark, a junior, who won the Theatrical Design Excellence award for her costume design for In the Red and Brown Water. She will be invited to present her work in April at the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.“This was my first time submitting a design to the KCACTF Festival. In fact, this was my first ever realized costume design,” said Clark. “You can imagine my surprise to come home as the recipient of the Theatrical Design Excellence Award. It’s truly an honor and the support I’ve received from the entire program has been absolutely amazing. I’ll proudly represent USI’s Theatre Program this April at nationals!”Kelley added, “I was surprised to hear that I won an award my first time attending KCACTF. I’m thankful for the professors in the USI Theatre Department who helped me prepare for KCACTF, and for all the support they gave me from the early stages of designing the show, all the way through to giving my presentation at KCACTF.”This is the third year in a row that USI design students have won national awards and advanced to represent the University at the finals in Washington D.C. During the festival, USI senior Nicholas Smith also co-presented a workshop, “Pixel Mapping Panel Design and Fabrication,” which was funded through a USI Endeavor grant.Craig Bellwood, a 2016 alumnus, was the winner of the Region III round in the Musical Theatre Intensive Competition and will advance to the final round at the national competition in Washington, D.C. where he will compete against the winners of the other seven regions.USI Theatre students also competed in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition, which provides recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding performers seeking to pursue further education in the arts. Participation in the event is limited to only those students who have been nominated to compete by regional responders. Aimee Bonnet, a 2016 USI alumna, and Jordyn Terrell, a sophomore, advanced to the semifinal round.USI student and faculty participation in the festival is made possible, in part, through the support of the USI Foundation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Pinterest WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Notre Dame has found a new home for this college football season.The Atlantic Coast Conference released a plan for its schools to play ten conference games in 2020, and have included the Fighting Irish in the schedule.Notre Dame will have five ACC games at home, including against Clemson, Duke and Louisville.The Irish are usually not affiliated with a conference when it comes to football, but because numerous conferences have announced plans to only play conference games in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it meant some opponents had to cancel their games against Notre Dame. Notre Dame finds a home with the ACC for football this season By Network Indiana – July 30, 2020 1 352 Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleIndiana GOP reaching out to minorities for supportNext articleI.U. Health says Indy 500 should happen without fans Network Indiana Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSports Facebook
Phish is like a carnival for adults, where the guy wearing a unicorn onesie is no less of a man than the one wearing the goldfish suit. It’s a no judgment zone, where the unspoken agreement is to understand one another on a ground level by accepting our similar passions and love for this band from Vermont. In a camping situation like The Gorge, fans are happily forced to live side-by-side for two, even three days, and make friends with strangers. With a full weekend spent together and bathing in the entertainment of “Lot Life,” you’re bound to overhear some of the best conversations and one-liners that could never be heard anywhere else.These Gorgeous Photos Capture The Majesty Of Phish At The Gorge [A Gallery]We started the “Funniest Things Overheard” series last summer at the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows, and continued the note-taking at Magnaball and Lockn’ last summer. In the spirit of “Summer Tour 2016,” we did our best to collect some of the best things we overheard at Phish’s three-day weekend at SPAC, and did the same for this weekend’s Gorge run.So, without further ado, we present to you the best things we heard at The Gorge this weekend. To give you the full story, we will be updating this article with comments provided by “PHISH TOUR 2014” and our Facebook’s comment section; because we’re all in this together, and we love to have a laugh! “The first night was like really intense sex, the second night was the hug and cuddle we all needed afterwards.”“I’m not going to spend fucking Bloomingdale’s prices on fucking capes …”“We stopped at a rest stop and my buddy accidentally flushed the keys down the toilet. We got towed here.”“Dude, hippies love Didgeridoos because it’s the closest thing to giving a tree a blowjob.”“If we go a little further down shakedown there’s a Pokestop.”“Let’s go make some Gorge babies and name him George with a silent e”“Mom, does ‘bury the meatstick’ mean what I think it means?”“Thanks slow llama” (in the vein of Thanks Obama)“I’m so confused whether to bag and tag wooks or to catch Pokemon.”“My eyes look only look pretty in Chris Kuroda’s lights.”“If you got a beard that big you better be able to at least change a tire”“How am I supposed to move my body while when my mind is getting fucked this hard?!”“These are non- addictive cigarettes!” “You mean… Non additive?”“What’s the use of this stash? It’s to feel crosseyed and painless in no man’s land…”“Why don’t my parents understand the thrills we get watching a guy in a dress play music on a vacuum cleaner?”During vaccum solo, fan to usher: “He’s playing a vacuum right now” / Usher: “a vacuum?” / Fan: “yeah, it’s sucking on his face to make that sound” / Usher: “hmm..” / Fan: “yeah, it’s a 1962 Electrolux vintage vacuum. I forget the model number, but he’s really into vintage vacuum cleaners.” / Usher: :::says nothing::: / Fan: “Anyway, he always wears the dress at every show. Well, It’s really more of a muumuu. Not the same dress. I think this is the 4th or 5th one since the early 90’s. I’m Facebook friends with his former seamstress. He wore a Bernie Sanders one early this summer and..” / Usher: “Sir, can you return to your seats. You can’t stand here” / Fan: “it’s a 1956 Electrolux, not a 62!”“Cats rule everything around me.”“I didn’t lose anything…except my mind.”“Buy art, it lasts longer than nitrous.”“I’ll trade you this meat stick for some doses.”“He proposed and she said yes?” “Yeap, probably because he went to JRAD…”“The Gorge makes Red Rocks look like pebbles…” “No man, I think you’ve just lost your marbles…”“I AM his petting zoo!”Fan to friend: “Let’s do it. How much?” / Friend: “$350. I have like no money left.” / Fan: “I got it.” “yeah, I got it.” / Friend: “Dude, those are all 1’s & 5’s with like 3 $20’s mixed in.” / Fan: “Fuck, I thought I was ballin still” / Friend: “Yeah, always remember it’s always 1’s & 5’s on the last night of Phish run” / Fan: “My checking account is -$240 overdrawn right now too. I got my check book with me though.” / Friend: “I don’t think dudes with neck tattoos accept personal out of state checks.”“I feel like wooks are just children of really bad hippie parents from the 60’s.”From a first-timer: “So this is what you guys do? There is this in life? I just want to bring my whole family here so they can see all of this…. All of them, all of you…”“Don’t poop, or you’ll stop tripping.”“All I did was try to gank a tank off a golf cart and they fucking surrounded me like I was Saddam Hussein.”“Nobody goes to Jack in the Box. You WIND UP at Jack in the Box. Same goes for Denny’s. You don’t choose to go to Denny’s. You just wind up at Denny’s.” – Old guy on way out hearing I wanted to go to Jack in the Box after the show.Girl on phone: “How can you not see me! I’m next to the guy with pins on his hat!”“That was weird, but the grilled cheese wasn’t….that was decent”“What do all of these skulls with lightning bolts mean?” “Told him it was a Harry Potter reference.”“What do I do with my mustard hand?”“We’ve got more drugs than T-shirts!”“Maybe if I take this broom, keep sweeping, and only pretend to know the words ‘No, I clean…’ (in an accent) I could stay at the Gorge until Dead & Company next week.”“Let’s not go putting unnecessary limits on things…”Guy that eventually found out his leg was broken during set break of Night 1: “My friends were like ‘dude you need to go to the hospital’ and I’m like ‘what I need is the 2nd set’ but yeah my leg is broken”“I like the cut of your jib and the hang of your scroat.”Inaudible argument over music played way too loud at night: “Don’t be mad because we have better drugs than you!”“I don’t think I can ever attend another Phish show again, for as long as I live, without at least one bag of tortillas.” (There seemed to be a tortilla war on the lawn during the first set each night)Do you think they handed out tortillas at the door? Did we miss them?Friend one: (pours Jameson and orange juice into a cup) / Friend two: What is that? Are you making a mimosa?” / Friend one: “uh, this is Jameson. So it’s a jimosa.”Phish: “Lucy took a walk now Lucy’s dead” / Guy in sparkle hat: “She was asking for it…”“Culinary grade grilled cheese to go with your culinary grade nitrous.”“When will they turn that light off?!” / “Dude… it’s the moon.”“I wear my dreads on the inside.”“You gotta go to the men’s bathrooms at Phish shows… they have the best quotes…”
In 2012, Fanelesibonge Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 met on a bus in South Africa en route to an international debate tournament. Little did they know that fate would lead them from two different continents to Harvard, to Pforzheimer House, and ultimately to triumph earlier this month at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), the world’s largest debating competition.“I remember thinking he was such a dynamic, energetic figure,” Seo said of his initial meeting with Mashwama.The pair reconnected during the first weeks of their freshman year, joined the Harvard College Debating Union, and eventually became debate partners and block mates. Last year, they made it to the grand final of the WUDC competition in Malaysia, which made them more confident about their prospects coming into the tournament this year.“We’ve been training pretty much since we got to school,” Mashwama said. “No team comes into the World Championship with a majority chance of winning, but we felt we had a good chance because we made it so far last year.”Since debate competitions require participants to argue on any side of almost any topic, Mashwama and Seo try to be as well-read as possible, consuming a steady diet of current events, political theory, and philosophy.“At the end of the day being good at debate boils down to a few skills that are applicable to life outside as well,” said Seo, a social studies concentrator who grew up in Australia. “I have to read a lot and speak eloquently, it’s not really separate from anything else I do at school.”“It is very academic,” said Mashwama, a native of Swaziland who is concentrating in philosophy. “So even though it’s not formally part of our coursework, it’s complementary.”Started in Scotland in 1981, the WUDC is the World Cup of the debate world. Originally composed of 43 teams from seven nations, the 2016 tournament hosted 400 teams from more than 70 nations. Students form teams of two in a Parliamentary-style debate in which teams are eliminated from the tournament over the course of a week’s worth of debates.After more than two years competing together, Mashwama and Seo say they’ve developed a natural rhythm to their speeches and complimentary skills.“Bo is very good at framing debates,” Mashwama said. “I’m more looking at participants’ arguments to challenge their assumptions.”Still, with 15 minutes to prepare a seven-minute speech, there’s always room for improvement.“You’re racing the clock,” Seo said. “And so there’s an impossibility of perfection. The time rushes by.”Winning, Mashwama said, was “relief, exhaustion, and elation.”So will the pair return to the WUDC next year to defend their title?“Probably not,” Mashwama said. “The tournament means I’m gone most of winter break. I’d like to spend some time with my family.”
The volume of data created by today’s enterprise workloads continues to grow exponentially. Data growth combined with advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and containerized application platforms, creates a real challenge supporting critical business requirements. This can really place heavy demand on your infrastructure. Adaptability and agility means having the right resources to service ever changing needs. Performing at scale while keeping up with data growth to deliver business critical outcomes comes from a well architected solution that comprehends all the functional ingredients: networking, storage, compute, virtualization, automated lifecycle management, and most importantly the applications. It also comes from a close partnership between customers and technology suppliers to understand the business drivers needed to deliver a best in class outcome.Would you ask a stranger to hold your wallet full of cash? Metaphorically speaking, this might be what you’re asking an emerging technology vendor or a startup in the storage space to do if you hand over your key data currency. You might be willing to take a chance on a new pizza delivery service, but I bet you would think differently if someone came to your house to collect all your data.We respect the innovation that emerging technologies and startups bring. However, when it comes to your most valuable asset – data – it’s important to partner with a vendor with a proven track record of leadership and experience who will be there for you well into the future. One such example is the Dell EMC VxFlex software-defined storage (SDS) platform, which offers customers the kind of predictable scalable performance required to host their critical application workloads and data storage in a unified fabric.The VxFlex platform is capable of growing compute or storage independently, or in an HCI configuration with linear incremental performance while sustaining sub-millisecond latency. No matter what deployment model you need today or in the future, VxFlex provides the flexibility and non-disruptive upgrade path to host any combination of workloads, without physical cluster segmentation, that scales modularly by the node or by the rack. Whether you need to support conventional Windows and Linux applications or next generation digital transformation initiatives, VxFlex helps you reduce the risk associated with future infrastructure needs.VxFlex can handle your most critical and demanding workloads in a full end-to-end lifecycle managed system using an adaptable myriad of hypervisors, bare metal, or container technology combinations to meet or exceed your requirements. A great example of VxFlex at work is the Dell EMC VxFlex solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters, which deploys a future-proof design that improves business outcomes through better analytics. This solution highlights the use of persistent storage for Kubernetes deployments and performance sensitive database workloads using a unified compute, networking and systems management infrastructure that makes it operationally complete. VxFlex software-defined architecture provides an agile means to blend changing workloads and abstraction models that can adjust as workload demands change.Dell Technologies is a market leader across every major infrastructure category and enables you to proactively leverage technology for competitive advantage. Dell Technologies gives you the ability to drive your business and not be driven by technology. Learn more about how Dell EMC VxFlex can help you achieve your IT goals.