Friday, October 15, 2021

Join OfficeRnD’s first ever virtual conference next week as we explore the future of work!

October 21st, 2021
11:00 am - 2:20 pm EDT

Join us for the first edition of OfficeRnD’s FlexWorld Conference and deep dive with us into the exciting opportunities and challenges of flex and hybrid work.

Industry experts in flex, real estate and technology, company leaders, and workplace professionals will share their thoughts, insights, and know-how during a number of panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and practical knowledge-sharing lectures. You’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek at OfficeRnD’s latest features and upcoming functionalities.

Featured Speakers                Agenda

Come join us and let’s create together the future of work!


Thursday, September 23, 2021

FlexWorld 2021 is here! 🎉

OfficeRnD's first ever virtual conference will take place in less than a month!

We are preparing something big! Save the date, October 21st! 📅
The evolution of the flex industry and the newest hybrid work trends will be on the spotlight.

Two separate tracks:
  • Flex track - focused on the flex and co-working space industry covering hot topics including management agreements with landlords, demand generation for flex spaces and more
  • Hybrid track - focused on hybrid work and the return to the office in the new reality.  Topics will include first hand examples of the challenges of hybrid work, how technology can make hybrid work a reality and more
 The event is suitable for:
  • Individuals and organizations operating or interested in operating a flex space
  • Companies and employers facing challenges in returning to the office and implementing the hybrid work concept
  • Anyone interested in the #futureofwork and what are the best ways to manage the transition

Register for FREE here:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Building a Sustainable Hybrid Workplace Model

Studies are showing that most companies will allow their employees to work from wherever they want - for half of the time. The rest will be spent in collaborative spaces where company culture is enforced and the sense of belonging is established.

Hybrid and flex work are here to stay because employees demand it. To keep up with the trend, companies would need to provide the proper solution. 

OfficeRnD dug deeper into the matter of building a sustainable hybrid workplace model and created a go-to guide for managing the future of work. You can download the e-book HERE.

Our insights:

  • Benefits of a hybrid workplace model include lowered costs, high productivity, fostering creativity and company culture, and sustainability overall.
  • With the right all-in-one software you can make easy and seamless transitions for your employees - who’s coming when, manage meeting rooms, even track the path of a Covid-19 positive employee.
  • Technologies offered to employees and the business processes around the workspace can convey and foster company values and culture

Are we missing something? And how do you envision the future of your work?

Read the full study in our e-book, Building A Sustainable Hybrid Workplace Model

Find out what kind of solutions and good practices the platform has to offer as well as more information on what obstacles you can overcome with it.

Friday, July 23, 2021

My new challenge!

As of Monday, July 26th, 2021, I will be the Strategic Partnerships Director for OfficeRnD, a leading flex space management and workspace engagement software platform trusted by over 1,000 spaces.

OfficeRnD is a SaaS platform that helps our clients maximize productivity and improve members experience. At Office RnD, we believe that workspaces can be something more – platforms that help you focus on your work, give you access to knowledge you didn’t have before, and connect you to like-minded professionals. Because of that, we strive daily to help flexible workspaces - the champions of the future of work - deliver amazing experience to their customers, more power to their brand, and sustainable growth to their business. We are powering the workspace transformation through technology!

Watch this space to learn more!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Live Cast: Learn why PDI is investing $100M in R&D and what it means for you.

Over the past year, PDI has requested feedback from customers and many have asked us to increase our reliability as a technology partner that consistently delivers operational excellence. This week, we're directly addressing that need by announcing the next generation of PDI solutions to help you transform your business and elevate your customer experience. 

Please join us on June 8 for a Live Cast featuring PDI CEO Jimmy Frangis to learn what this means for you. You can sign up for a Live Cast notification at

PDI is committed to this strategic mission.

Over the next five years, PDI plans to invest more than $100 million in R&D to accelerate product integration, increase our support capabilities, and deliver a frictionless customer experience. During the Live Cast, Jimmy will outline the PDI vision and the specific actions we’re taking to help your business thrive.

PDI Innovation Connects the Convenience and Petroleum Industry Ecosystem

The company reduces complexities by enabling automation and better customer experiences.

ATLANTA – May 25, 2021 (PR NEWSWIRE) – PDI (, a global provider of leading software to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, announced today that it intends to invest over $100 million during the next five years to fuel innovation, improve customer experiences, and connect the industry’s software ecosystem—delivering new solutions that propel the entire industry forward.

“PDI has been strengthening its portfolio, bringing together enhancements that use real-time data and connectivity software that are foundational for the ongoing success of this industry,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure at IDC. “They are well-equipped to create pervasive and connected user experiences that will help customers scale securely.”

PDI recognizes the challenges operators face due to lack of time, resources, automation, and tools to deliver on-demand insights. New solutions, tighter integration, and faster innovation are PDI’s top priorities. Notable recent updates include:

  • PDI Security Platform: Simplify managing, monitoring, and protecting businesses against cyberthreats.
  • Fuel Pricing Data Integrations: Leverage real-time data to automate daily tasks and improve pricing strategies.
  • Delivery Platform APIs: Integrate order-ahead and delivery partners, like Vroom Delivery, and allow products to automatically update from the PDI Pricebook.
  • Newly formed Innovation Group: Early releases, like Load Board, provide on-demand freight exchange between a company and its carriers, allowing carriers to view or bid on loads based on eligibility.

PDI customers are already leveraging the new technology. Leading petrol retailer Applegreen, with operations in Europe and the U.S., relies on PDI for its ERP, Fuel Pricing, and Security solutions. “The fuel market has been particularly challenging this year, and more than ever we need tools to deliver on our ‘low fuel prices, always’ promise to our customers,” said Lee O’ Connor, head of Retail Fuel and Analytics, Applegreen, Ireland. “PDI’s Fuel Pricing solution has been easy to integrate and implement with our existing systems and provides insight into price fluctuations, helping deliver on our promise.”

“Creating a more seamless customer experience and making it easier to do business with PDI is a priority,” said Jimmy Frangis, CEO, at PDI. “We’re heavily investing in our people and software to help our customers bring convenience and energy to the world.”

Frangis will share PDI’s innovation strategy during the “Spark: Powering Possibilities” Live Cast on June 8, 2021, at 10:30am EDT.

Learn more at

About PDI:
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) software helps businesses and brands increase sales, operate more efficiently and securely, and improve critical decision-making. Since 1983, PDI has proudly served the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries. Over 1,500 companies, representing more than 200,000 locations worldwide, count on PDI’s solutions and expertise to deliver convenience and energy to the world. For more information about PDI, visit

Media Contact:
Erin Farrell Talbot, Farrell Talbot Consulting, Inc.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

You deserve extended protection…today.

If you’re not actively preventing, detecting, and responding to security threats 24/7/365, your business isn’t adequately protected. So how can you do that without tying up all of your budget?

Offload your cybersecurity burden to the experts with the PDI XDR service. This Extended Detection and Response service is the cost-effective way to accelerate your security posture with:

  • Fully managed anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall tools
  • Robust event correlation across your IT environment—including the cloud
  • Proactive 24/7/365 endpoint monitoring and remediation by a team of cybersecurity experts  

Can You Afford Not to Secure Your Business?
Robust cybersecurity might seem expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. This cost comparison chart reveals just how much you could save with the right outsourced XDR solution. 
How Can You Avoid Security Threats?
​​​​SMBs are prime candidates for cyberattacks. And, if you’re not prepared, you’re also an easy target. Discover how to overcome this challenge by reading “How to Manage Security Threats Hitting Your Business.” 

Friday, April 16, 2021

PDI Security Solutions

Good day.  I am Joe Gaeta, a Strategic Sales Representative with PDI Security SolutionsWe provide purpose-built security solutions for highly-distributed enterprises.  Our solutions are built to unify control with a robust security platform, security appliance, and managed security services. We give businesses the ability to connect, secure, monitor, and scale their environment and protect their data and assets.

Leading the way with our Extended Detection and Response (XDR) service, we make it possible for our customers to rest easy knowing that their business is compliant and agile across all locations and applications.

Contact me today to learn more. Or, you can schedule a meeting with me here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Take the next step to secure your business.

Security breaches or even false alerts can quickly disrupt your business and create headaches for your staff. With the PDI XDR service, you can offload your cybersecurity burden to the experts who know how to keep your business safe.

To take a closer look at how XDR can protect your business, download the datasheet. A well-run small to mid-sized business requires continual protection against a growing number of cyberthreats. But when you realize exactly how many IT devices and systems you must protect, that task can feel overwhelming.

Keeping all of your systems and data secure is a full-time job…but it doesn’t have to be your job. When you’re ready to offload your cybersecurity burden, start with the PDI XDR service.

You’ll get all the benefits of a fully managed service along with Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities that include:

  • Robust protection for your endpoints, networks, and cloud platforms
  • Advanced event correlation across your physical and digital footprint
  • Proactive 24/7/365 monitoring by a team of cybersecurity experts
Going beyond basic endpoint protection doesn’t have to break your budget. Outsourcing XDR can be a lot more cost-effective than trying to add all the cybersecurity tools, resources, and staff required for round-the-clock protection. Check out this helpful cost calculator to see just how affordable outsourced XDR can be.
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Security breaches or even false alerts can quickly disrupt your business and create headaches for your staff. With the PDI XDR service, you can offload your cybersecurity burden to the experts who know how to keep your business safe.

To take a closer look at how XDR can protect your business:  download the datasheet.

Contact me today to learn more!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

What Every SMB Must Know about Security Threat Prevention, Detection, and Response

Download the white paper from PDI Security Solutions today!

The white paper provides:

  • An overview of the current threat landscape and challenges SMBs face  
  • Detailed definitions of EDR, MDR and XDR
  • A process for evaluating MDR/XDR service providers
  • ROI factors that help SMBs determine if outsourcing these services is right for their business

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Get the protection you deserve - at the price you can afford - with PDI Managed Detection and Response Essential

In 2020, the average cost to recover from ransomware doubled to $84,116.

If you lack the in-house expertise or funds to handle advanced cyberthreats, it might be time to offload your cybersecurity burden—without wrecking your budget.

Start with PDI Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Essential. Now available to Cybera customers, MDR Essential features:

  • A full suite of managed anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall tools
  • Dynamic threat analysis performed by AI and machine learning technology
  • Proactive 24×7 endpoint monitoring and remediation by cybersecurity experts

Get the protection you deserve—at the price you can afford. Contact me today to learn more.

Monday, February 22, 2021

It pays to protect your business.

No matter the size of your business, cybersecurity should be a top priority. But if you have a smaller business, you’re probably more vulnerable than you realize.

That’s why you need the PDI Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Essential service. This fully managed service combines robust cybersecurity technologies with proactive monitoring by a team of security experts—to protect both your business and your customers.

MDR Essential features:

  • A full suite of managed anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall tools
  • Dynamic threat analysis performed by AI and machine learning technology
  • Proactive 24×7 endpoint monitoring and remediation by cybersecurity experts

Get the protection you deserve—at the price you can afford. Contact me today to learn more.

Friday, December 18, 2020

PDI Acquires Cybera and ControlScan Managed Security Services, Expanding into Cloud Security

The company will deliver cybersecurity and networking solutions to multi-site store operators with highly distributed enterprises.

December 18, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PDI (, a global provider of leading enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, announced today that it has acquired Cybera Inc. and ControlScan Managed Security Services (MSS); both are leading providers of managed security solutions to protect customers against cybersecurity threats. The acquisition complements PDI’s existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution.

“Security is becoming increasingly important in our industry as many businesses embrace their own digital transformation and deploy more in-store applications and edge devices,” said Jimmy Frangis, CEO at PDI. “We are excited to add these industry-leading solutions from Cybera and ControlScan MSS to our portfolio. We look forward to welcoming their teams, and together we can serve our customers’ needs now and in the future.”

In addition to a growing network of mission-critical applications, this industry has seen a surge in IoT data from the proliferation of edge devices such as POS systems, payments, tank gauges, digital displays and self-service kiosks that capture data and serve as a potential threat vector for would-be cyberattacks. Securing those networks and devices, particularly where distributed enterprises have limited IT staff, is critical to ensure customer trust and loyalty to the brands and locations they operate.

With today’s announcement, PDI expands its global reach and enters the cloud security and software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, creating a new line of business called PDI Security Solutions. PDI will be providing convenience retailers, quick-service restaurants (QSR) and other multi-site operators with proven technology and expertise to protect their data, applications, systems and customer experience. Cybera and ControlScan MSS have spent years building their domain expertise, and together will combine to bring:

  • Leading, purpose-built security solutions and managed security services to help customers secure their enterprise and consumer experience
  • Significant experience serving a variety of customers, from global companies to small business operators
  • A unified goal of simplifying the complexity of managing, monitoring and protecting distributed enterprises against cyber threats

“Combining our innovative solutions, teams and expertise with PDI’s proven offerings and commitment to delivering great customer service is a natural fit. We’re excited to be a part of PDI,” said Andrew Lev, CEO at Cybera.

“We look forward to joining PDI and delivering best-in-class managed security services to businesses around the world. As a unified team, we will protect and defend our customers against today’s most significant cybersecurity threats,” said Mark Carl, CEO at ControlScan.

Jefferies LLC and Raymond James Financial Inc. served as exclusive financial advisors to Cybera and ControlScan respectively in connection with the transaction.

About PDI

Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) helps convenience retailers and petroleum wholesalers thrive through digital transformation and enterprise software that enables them to grow topline revenue, optimize operations and unify their business across the entire value chain. Over 1,500 customers in more than 200,000 locations worldwide count on our leading ERP, logistics, fuel pricing and marketing cloud solutions to provide insights that increase volume, margin and customer loyalty. PDI owns and operates the Fuel Rewards® loyalty program that is consistently ranked as a top-performing fuel savings program year after year. For more than 35 years, our comprehensive suite of solutions and unmatched expertise have helped customers of any size reimagine their enterprise and deliver exceptional customer experiences. For more information about PDI, visit

Cederick Johnson, PDI 
+1 254.410.7600