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New Spanish fork retail development breaks ground, FileShadow releases new storage tech, two new stores to open at Outlets in Traverse Mountain, Avetta releases new risk management tech

May 3, 2019

Two new stores in Outlets at Traverse Mountain

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi are welcoming two new retail brands this month. The Vera Bradley Factory Outlet store opens Friday and Volcom opens on May 10.

To celebrate the opening of the two new stores, shoppers who spend $200 or more on May 10 will receive an exclusive VIP Lounge pass to enjoy specialty drinks and appetizers on the same day.

The Vera Bradley Factory Outlet will be the brand’s first location in Utah. According to a press release, shoppers can expect a mix of bags, accessories and patterns exclusive to the outlet. The first 150 people through the doors of Vera Bradley on Friday will receive a free lanyard and special discounts. On May 10, the first shoppers through the door of Vera Bradley will receive a “Style Box,” valued at $150.

The Volcom store will be the first Volcom location in Utah County. According to the press release, the Volcom store has been highly requested.

“We are so excited to be bringing these brands and options to our area,” Crystal Jones, marketing director of Outlets at Traverse Mountain,” said. “Volcom has been a highly anticipated store, especially by our surrounding tech neighbors. Our shoppers are going to be thrilled with this additional variety, the savings and the style!”

Both stores will have additional special sales and events associated with their grand openings. Learn more by visiting https://www.outletsattraversemountain.com /.

Ground broken for new Spanish Fork development

On Tuesday, local real estate developer Primera Group broke ground for a new retail development in southeast Spanish Fork.

The development will expand the new Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center along U.S. Highway 6, as well as bring in new businesses. According to a press release, companies that have already committed to buy space in the future retail center include Bank of America, Grease Monkey and Marco’s Pizza. The press release also stated a hotel chain is negotiating the placement of a hotel in the center.

The development will be known as Canyon Gate Center. The press release about the groundbreaking said the site, which is in the southwest corner of US Highway 6 and 2550 East, south of Maple Mountain High School, was chosen because it is close to homes lacking easy access to retail and eatery services.

“We are pleased to announce an additional 4 acres of needed retail uses to benefit the under-served local community. This represents significant effort from our development partners, financiers, and investors,” Primera Group’s manager, Paul M. Jensen, said. “And Spanish Fork City has been great to work with.”

Primera Group is headquartered in Murray and has been involved in real estate for over 30 years.

FileShadow releases storage for virtual desktops

Wednesday, Provo-based FileShadow announced the release of Windows Virtual Desktop, which provides thin provisioned storage to companies of all sizes.

The thin provisioned storage separates users’ data from the operating system, local applications and user settings in the data center, which a press release states should reduce costs for any company using virtual desktops.

The thin provisioned storage from FileShadow allows virtual desktops to have access to large vaults without synchronizing data to the virtual desktop server, the press release states. All of the data in the vault is readily available, but only downloaded on demand to the local virtual desktop when edited or modified.

Users can store all of their content in FileShadow, which enables them to access their content and use the archiving, aggregating and searching capabilities the service provides.

“One of the issues that accompany a virtual desktop deployment is how to secure long-term storage of users’ files,” Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow, said. “With FileShadow, all of the archiving, aggregation and searching capabilities used by traditional desktop users are now available for virtual desktop users. Users simply install the FileShadow Desktop App on their virtual desktop and sign in; all of their files are available.”

FileShadow for Windows Virtual Desktop integrates with cloud-based Desktop as a Service and premise-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions, allowing users to move easily between the two with their now portable data. FileShadow service is free of charge for up to 100 GB of data. Subscriptions for FileShadow for Virtual Desktops are available for $25 per month for two terrabytes, with an additional $10 every month for each additional terrabyte. Learn more by visiting https://www.fileshadow.com /.

Orem company launches supply chain risk technology

Orem-based Avetta announced Wednesday the launch of a new technology platform to help its clients manage all areas of their supply chain vendors. The new platform is titled “Connect,” and a press release says it is “the most configurable and easiest to use in the industry.”

The tech allows clients to configure goals, create and customize analytic dashboards, modify processes and produce reports all in one place. The platform also allows Avetta’s clients, contractors and suppliers to connect anytime, anywhere in over 100 countries around the world, regardless of their personal technical skills.

Avetta’s analytics allows users to bring data from many sources into one cloud-based platform to manage supply chain risk with customized dashboards and visualizations. The platform allows customers to build their own tables, charts, filters and groupings to create interactive reports and dashboards covering any areas of concenr.

Predictive analytics in the tech also allow customers to see retrospective and current trends, view past performance and determine the likelihood of job completion according to requirements, all within in the same platform.

“Avetta’s advanced analytics not only improve visibility and control for current and future supply chain risk management issues, but also impacts safety and compliance, which saves lives,” John Herr, Avetta CEO, said. “Both clients and suppliers can reduce risk, enhance compliance and grow their businesses through the use of Avetta’s advanced analytics. Avetta contributes to creating safer workplaces, ensuring that workers return home safely each night to their families.”