Noodoe and EVCS: Enabling California’s transition to EVs
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Noodoe, a committed accelerator of the global transition to electric transportation and with over 20 years of experience in the sector, designs charging solutions to accommodate a wide range of situations, including retail, hospitality, construction and more.
In addition to the environmental benefits of its business model, the company also emphasises the lucrative aspects of transforming corporate car parking space into profitable charging stations.
Meeting the demand
The partnership between Noodoe and EVCS is part of a wider effort to deliver advanced cloud-based EV charging points around California in order to meet increasing consumer demand, which the duo expects to triple in the short-term.
This prediction is seemingly borne out by the available data on EV sales in the US generally, which strongly indicates an intermittent yet positive upwards trajectory.
For Jennifer Chang, CEO of Noodoe, the next generation of driving deserves next-gen tech infrastructure to enable it and this is what the collaboration is hoping to provide.
“What makes Noodoe EV different is Noodoe EV OS, an advanced cloud-based operating platform that fully automates 24/7 service delivery, payment processing, and energy cost reduction,” she stated.
“Partnering with EVCS is a tremendous milestone, a substantial boost to develop our charger network business stream. It positions Noodoe at the forefront of both EV charging technology and equipment.”
Similarly enthusiastic was Gustavo Occhiuzzo, CEO of EVCS, who looked forward to contributing the company’s signature turnkey solutions, which have already met with success upon their deployment in Golden State businesses.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Noodoe to be the exclusive Network Provider that powers EVCS’s growing number of publicly accessible EV Charging sites,” he said. “Together we’ll be able to further ensure that the future is electric.”
Encouraging the sector
Noodoe’s commitment to its ideals and mission was demonstrated in 2019, when the company launched its ‘Powered by Noodoe’ initiative. This programme set about equipping nascent businesses with the necessary foundation to enter the EV charging sector.
“Many businesses want to enter the market and become a supplier, but face engineering/time to market challenges,” added Chang.
“We did all the heavy lifting by providing business partners with three key advanced technologies: EV charging stations, EV software, and EV OS cloud technology.
Featuring a holistic suite of features, the company’s EV OS includes payment processing, automated diagnostics, operational analytics and much more.
“Noodoe’s program, in partnership with EVCS, puts businesses on the fast track to expansion. Our EV OS is flexible and future-proof, able to integrate additional features as new industry priorities or requirements arise,” Chang concluded.
Check Point: Securing the future of enterprise IT
Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point was founded in 1993 with a mission to secure ‘everything,’ and that includes the cloud. Conscious that nothing remains static in the digital world, the company prides itself on an ability to integrate new technology with its solutions. Across almost three decades in operation, Check Point, with its team of over 3,500 experts, has become adept at protecting networks, endpoints, mobile, IoT, and cloud.
“The pandemic has been somewhat of an accelerator in the evolution of cyber risk,” explains Erez Yarkoni, Global VP for Cloud Business. “We had remote workers and cloud adoption a long time beforehand, but now the volume and surface area is far greater.” Formerly a CIO for several big-name telcos before joining Check Point in 2019, Yarkoni considers the cloud to be “part of [his] heritage” and one of modern IT’s most valuable tools.
Check Point has three important ‘product families’, Quantum, CloudGuard, and Harmony, with each one providing another layer of holistic IT protection:
- Quantum: secures enterprise networks from sophisticated cyber attacks
- CloudGuard: acts as a scalable and unified cloud-native security platform for the protection of any cloud
- Harmony: protects remote users and devices from cyber threats that might compromise organisational data
However, more than just providing security, Yarkoni emphasises the need for software to be proactive and minimise the possibility of threats in the first instance. This is something Check Point assuredly delivers, “the industry recognises that preventing, not just detecting, is crucial. Check Point has one platform that gives customers the end-to-end cover they need; they don't have to go anywhere else. That level of threat prevention capability is core to our DNA and across all three product lines.”
In many ways, Check Point’s solutions’ capabilities have actually converged to meet the exact working requirements of contemporary enterprise IT. As more companies embark on their own digital transformation journeys in the wake of COVID-19, the inevitability of unforeseen threats increases, which also makes forming security-based partnerships essential. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) sought out Check Point for this very reason when it was in the process of selecting Microsoft Azure as its cloud provider. “Let's be clear: Azure is a secure cloud, but when you operate in a cloud you need several layers of security and governance to prevent mistakes from becoming risks,” Yarkoni clarifies.
The partnership is a distinctly three-way split, with each bringing its own core expertise and competencies. More than that, Check Point, HOOPP and Microsoft are all invested in deepening their understanding of each other at an engineering and developmental level. “Both of our organisations (Check Point and Microsoft) are customer-obsessed: we look at the problem from the eyes of the customer and ask, ‘Are we creating value?’” That kind of focus is proving to be invaluable in the digital era, when the challenges and threats of tomorrow remain unpredictable. In this climate, only the best protected will survive and Check Point is standing by, ready to help.
“HOOPP is an amazing organisation,” concludes Yarkoni. “For us to be successful with a customer and be selected as a partner is actually a badge of honor. It says, ‘We passed a very intense and in-depth inspection by very smart people,’ and for me that’s the best thing about working with organisations like HOOPP.”