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Technology Expert Karl Burns Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With New Book

Karl Burns, of VirtualQube, recently hit six Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital.

Seattle, WA – June 30, 2014 – Karl Burns, Chief Strategy Officer of VirtualQube, recently joined a select group of leading I.T. experts from across North America to co-write the book titled, The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital: 20 Critical Facts Every Business Must Know To Maximize Their Company’s Efficiency, Security, Employee Productivity And Profits. The book was released in May 2014 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital reached best-seller status in six Amazon.com categories - reaching as high as #1 in the “Software and Engineering,” “Information Systems,” “Computer Science” and “ Network, Protocols and API’s categories.  The book also reached best-seller status in the “Computers and Technology” and “Computer Networking” categories. Karl Burns contributed a chapter titled “The Future of Your SMB in the Cloud.”

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

For the past 60 years, the Digital World has been steadily infiltrating our lives. Like all epic changes, digital progress has touched us all. For those following the progress of the Information Age, the Digital World has moved us to a higher level of specialization and efficiency, while simultaneously allowing us a laser-focus on our activities. 

Spearheading the technical backup for Information Technology in the business world are specialists in computer systems and their applications. We highlight the CelebrityExperts® in this book who so diligently contribute to this process. These entrepreneurs develop and adapt computer systems to better organize and run our businesses. They have competed in the marketplace and achieved the success of surviving and thriving in the Digital Era that we enjoy – truly a feat in the competitive world of today.

You too can readily benefit from these CelebrityExperts®. These authors share their experiences to help you develop your business and avoid the errors they have made along the way. If you wish to succeed, it is far better to be guided by those that have made a successful trip rather than follow the advice of someone who has only read the map.

Since joining VirtualQube, Karl Burns has led initiatives focused on revamping the go-to-market strategy and operations, increasing organizational maturity, decreasing cost of service and scaling operations. Karl brings an enterprise discipline and approach to organizational development and also a financial acumen to assess business strategy (including acquisitions). He is also a steward of the VirtualQube culture, leading workshops that promote the mission and values of the firm.

After such a successful release, Karl Burns will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

To order a copy of the book, please go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0991214323/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0991214323&linkCode=as2&tag=dicksnantonag-20&linkId=MGUVMKOUELAKRM7F

The royalties from this project will be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about Karl Burns and VirtualQube at http://www.virtualqube.com/

More About Karl Burns:

Before VirtualQube, Karl worked in management consulting for both technology and new product development. He has led programs to improve internal business processes, develop technology roadmaps, design and implement e-commerce portals (financial services), re-design organizational structures, determine portfolio roadmaps, develop implementation plans for new businesses and their supporting technologies, and align products and services to customer engagement to drive incremental revenue. Karl’s deep finance background helps clients focus on the economic logic of options available and facilitate prioritization across a large set of competing initiatives. Karl has experience in financial services, telecom, insurance, retail and manufacturing – including Fortune 500 clients like Best Buy, AT&T, Ally Bank, Nike, Nationwide, DISH Network, Xerox, HP, Bank of New York-Mellon, and Citigroup.

Prior to this experience, Karl worked for PNC Bank in the mutual fund services group in Boston. While serving as an account executive, Karl managed service delivery generating more than $2.4 million in annual revenue. In this role, Karl helped transform their external website, improved internal processes to lower the cost of service delivery, and championed a project with a marquee client to reduce annual compliance spend by 70% within the first year. Karl also worked on new product development definitions and beta-testing of new web services (SaaS).

Karl received a BA in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1999, and completed his MBA at Wake Forest University in 2008. He received the “Babcock Leadership Award” for the student who best displayed the core characteristics of Wake Forest: Management, Scholarship, Integrity, and Leadership. Karl remains heavily involved in Wake Forest alumni events, including serving on the Wake Forest University Alumni Council since 2010. He now fund-raises for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center with the “Young Ambassadors” group, which has raised more than $250,000 over the past five years. This group awards discovery grants to individual medical researchers fighting cancer.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date. 

Learn more at http://www.celebritypresspublishing.com