When it comes to great businesswomen, Malini Saba is one of the greatest. Born on the poor island nation of Sri Lanka, Malini brought herself to the U.S. with only a few hundred dollars a lot of dreams. Through the help of her husband, she was able to attend a few lectures at Stanford, where she soon became deeply interested in business and the art of investing. She took her education further, gathering up the firsthand experiences of great investors and bankers by traveling around and asking them how they go to where they are. When no venture capital firm would take her on, she created her own firm called Saban.
Saban is now a extremely successful company, boasting investments all over the world in several different industry sectors and commodities. In the United States, Saban is invested heavily in technology. Elsewhere in the world, Malini Saba’s company invests in oil, gas, real estate, and rice. Malini’s goal is to invest where other investors believe the stakes are too high and the investment is too risky. That is the only way that she feels comfortable with the investments that she makes. She even stated in an interview with Ideamensch that she bucks the current trends in favor for trends that she thinks will exist three to five years down the road. This strategy has paid off well for her. She has faced some adversity in the recent past, however. Her company was involved in some investments that were soon taken over by corrupt companies. Nevertheless, she picked herself back up and made the company successful again.
Not only is Malini Saba a world-renowned investor, but she is also an avid philanthropist. Malini will donate to every cause she can think of, especially when it comes to her home country. When the tsunamis struck the small island nation of Sri Lanka, she was one of the first to help out financially, giving over $10 million in aid. She also started a nonprofit company called Stree, which is focused on giving women a leg up in poor and at-risk countries. Stree gives women a voice, the ability to get healthcare, and a foot in the door to the public policy in their countries. While doing all of this, Malini still knows what is important at home. No matter what, she will always pick her child up from school every single day of the week.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that is one of the leaders when it comes to providing secure communication services and equipment to prisons and other correctional facilities. Securus currently provides services and products to over 1,000 correctional facilities across the country, which oversee hundreds of thousands of inmates. The company sells a wide range of products that are often considered state-of-the-art and provide an added convenience to prisons, inmates, and inmate family members.
This past week, Securus announced results of a survey that show that the inmate communication systems in correctional facilities are likely to be enhanced in the near future. According to the survey, which Securus prepared at their headquarters, about 55% of all correctional facilities will be looking to enhance their capabilities when it comes to communications technology with the majority of those looking ot update their technology in the near future.
Many facilities are now looking to invest heavily in tablets and video visitation services. This will help to reduce the amount of face-to-face communication in the facilities, which will also provide a convenience and reduced security risk to all people involved. Many other facilities are considering implementing new public safety protocols and looking for new ways to reduce the amount of contraband and weapons that enter the prisons.
In the past year, Securus has implemented a new video visitation service at facilities all over the country. This service allows a family member to download a mobile application to a tablet or smart phone and then connect to an inmate using a secure connection. The prisons then have the ability to either give an inmate a tablet or set up a secure video location somewhere in the property. Download the app from Google Play here >> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securus.videoclient&hl=en
So far the new application has been a huge success. The company has reported that over 60,000 downloads and sales have already occurred and the number will likely increase in the future as Securus attempts to implement the technology at more facilities in the coming years.
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