Dr. Andrew Moore

Dr. Andrew Moore, founder of the new Conceptions Fertility Center in Provo, is offering free consultations during the grand opening of the center, June 3-7, 2019. 

Fertility center celebrates grand opening

Conceptions Fertility Center, located at 1900 N. State Street, Suite 105, Provo, is holding a grand opening celebration all week long. This week, the center is offering free consultations with founder Dr. Andrew Moore.

Potential patients can also enter to win 50% off an IVF cycle or equivalent value towards another appropriate treatment, according to a press release, a value of $4,500.

There will also be gift bags available, snacks, drinks and other prizes.

Call to schedule a free consultation this week at 801-655-5245, or schedule it online at their website, https://conceptionsutah.com/. The center can also be liked and followed on Facebook and Instagram.

According to a press release, Moore started the center because of a desire “to provide comprehensive, personalized, accessible, compassionate, and affordable care to couples facing infertility.” Free consultations with him will include evaluating family building goals and discussing a fertility health outline to achieve those goals.

Sephora stores to close for training this Wednesday

Sephora announced it will close all of its stores, distribution centers and its corporate office this Wednesday to host inclusion workshops and diversity training for all employees.

The announcement comes after R&B singer SZA accused the retailer of racial profiling.

In April, SZ tweeted about her experience in a Sephora in Calabsasa, California, where she said security was called because a staff member thought she was stealing from the store.

Sephora responded with another tweet which read, “You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores.”

May 23 saw the launch of Sephora’s new campaign, ”We Belong to Something Beautiful,” a campaign dedicated to making the “beauty community” more inclusive.

Canadian firm acquires Lehi-based Torch LMS

Absorb Software, a Canadian company with subsidiaries in England, Ireland, Australia, China and the United States, announced last week it has acquired Torch LMS, a Lehi-based software as a solution (SaaS) learning management system (LMS). Absorb provides its own LMS and the newly introduced “Absorb Infuse.”

The acquisition of Torch is the first of what Absorb anticipates will be several future acquisitions as the company continues to expand and leverage investment from Silversmith Capital Partners.

According to a press release from Absorb, a 2019 industry report found that the “corporate learning market” expects to see and explosion of growth, from $9.2 billion in 2018 to $22.4 billion by 2023. The demand for LMS is driven by the increased adoption of digital learning, growing prevalence of “Bring Your Own Device” policies and enterprise mobility, and extensive government initiatives, the press release says. Absorb’s acquisition of Torch is expected to help the company capitalize on this trend of “eLearning.”

“Our profitable, organic growth history and strong financial backing empowers us to capitalize on opportunities where they occur. Acquiring Torch LMS is just one example of how we are expanding the reach of our world-class learning technology to a broader universe of customers,” Absorb CEO Mike Owens said. “We welcome Torch employees and customers to the Absorb family.”

From skill gaps and a changing workforce, to employee retention, channel education and compliance, Absorb offers learning solutions to address these modern workforce challenges, the press release says.

“Torch has always strived to delight customers with an intuitive, business-focused learning management system,” Jake White, Founder and CEO of Torch LMS, said. “We are absolutely delivering on this promise by joining Absorb. Our customers will reap the benefits of its world-class technology and service, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

FileShadow, Inc. announces ‘edit in place’ option

Provo company FileShadow, Inc. announced Friday a new “edit in place” capability for native editing of files stores in a FileShadow vault. Using the FileShadow apps on either macOS or Microsoft Windows 10, users can now find and edit files on their local or virtual desktop using familiar applications. As the files are modified, they are automatically protected as a revision within the FileShadow vault, according to a press release.

FileShadow aggregates files from multiple storage sources including other cloud storage services such as iCloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe’s Lightroom solutions, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, as well as local storage, into one secure cloud vault. The service provides users with a single, secure location to access and search files across multiple locations.

Earlier in May, the company announced new ”thin provisioned storage” for virtual desktops, which provides access to large file vaults without synchronizing data to the virtual desktop server. This helps minimize the amount of local storage users have to allocate to their macOS and Windows devices and virtual desktop servers.

“Using FileShadow for storage combined with virtual desktops creates a more secure storage solution for IT departments, while giving users access to all of their data as soon as the desktop finishes launching,” Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow, said. “It benefits both corporate IT and individuals, especially those employing virtual desktops.”