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IBM Security: Cybersecurity Threats Growing In Travel and Transportation Industries

Transportation Grows to Second-Most Targeted Industry for Cybercriminals in 2018; New Survey Finds That More Than 70% of Travelers Have Exposed Themselves to Cyber Risks Through High-Risk Behaviors IBM Security issued new research highlighting that the travel industry and its customers are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks as criminals seek to monetize highly valuable travel data. Compounding the problem, a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM Security reveals that travelers are still blind to…

Lyft Business Reimagines Transportation with Salesforce

With Salesforce Pardot and Sales Cloud, Lyft Business Will Be Able to Drive Customer Engagement and Loyalty Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the US, is using Salesforce Pardot and Sales Cloud to identify the best prospects, convert more leads and drive customer loyalty. Lyft Business designs transportation experiences and programs that make the ride matter—by driving business forward, rewarding people, and ultimately, upgrading the transportation…

BirdEye Accelerates Interactions Product Launch to Help Businesses Affected by COVID-19

New Messaging Platform Offered Free to Distressed Businesses Enables Easy Communication and Texting With Customers BirdEye, the leading customer experience platform for local businesses of all sizes, announced it has accelerated the release of its new product, Interactions, and will offer it for free to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As business owners adjust to stay-at-home orders and navigate the uncharted waters of running a company during the social distancing period, communicating with customers is…

The COVID Pandemic Will Contribute Significantly to the $542 Billion Couriers and Messengers’ Market

The Business Research Company offers “Couriers And Messengers Market By Type (Domestic Couriers Market, International Couriers Market) Type Of Coverage (Couriers And Express Delivery Services, Local Messengers And Local Delivery) End-User (B2B, B2C, Others), And Region | Global Forecast To 2023” from its research database. The unprecedented outbreak of corona virus is boosting the couriers and messengers’ market globally. The virus, which originated in the Wuhan Province of China, later spread across the world. With…

Esri Commits to Grow Nation’s Transit System with New Enterprise Licensing Program

Small Transit Authorities in the US Can Now Benefit from Easier Access to GIS Software Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced an enterprise licensing program to support small public transit authorities in the planning, operations, and monitoring of their transportation systems. Institutional barriers, such as staffing levels and budget constraints, hinder small agencies from realizing the same benefits of using GIS that their larger counterparts have come to know. The goal of the Small Public…

Carvana Raises $600 Million to Continue Growing, Innovating Safer Way to Buy a Car

Investors endorse Carvana’s leadership amid changing consumer needs Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, is fully committed to ensuring consumers can easily purchase a vehicle in this unprecedented era, and do so safely. As consumers increasingly demand an online retail environment so they can get important resources like groceries or medication, they are reshaping what is becoming a new normal. Observing this new normal and how it’s shifting car buying entirely online, Carvana has…

Genesys Helps Organizations Manage Increased Customer Service Demands and Establish Remote Workforces During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organizations free cloud contact center solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to give any organisation free access to…

ExpertFile COVID-19 Search Engine Connects Journalists, Experts

In response to unprecedented demand for expert sources and fact-based insights during the COVID-19 pandemic, ExpertFile has launched the COVID-19 Experts Search Engine, a specialized online resource designed to help newsrooms around the world ;access reliable experts to speak on a variety of topics related to the coronavirus. With millions affected worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dangers of misinformation and factual inaccuracy pose a potentially devastating impact on society. As the largest curated, open-access…

Transcend Spatial Solutions to Rebrand as Rizing, Expanding Geospatial Services to the SAP Marketplace

Rizing Geospatial brings location intelligence experience to the transportation industry and SAP customers Rizing, LLC, a privately held multinational company and leading professional services firm that focuses primarily on SAP technology, announced that their Geospatial Solutions business, Transcend Spatial Solutions, is rebranded as Rizing. Location intelligence extended beyond the transportation industry "Transcend has been instrumental in solving location data challenges in the transportation industry for over…

Inpixon Releases Update to Wireless Device Detection Solution for Security-Conscious Facilities

Inpixon, a leading indoor data company that specializes in delivering indoor intelligence, announced today the availability of ZoneDefense 5.16, the latest version of the company's wireless detection and positioning solution. ZoneDefense software works in conjunction with Inpixon Sensor 4000 to increase security, decrease enforcement personnel requirements, and thwart attempted theft of intellectual property. Marketing Technology News: MatchCraft’s CEO Wins the Localogy Excellence Category Builder Award With this…

UrbanFootprint Expands Platform to Identify Populations Most Vulnerable to COVID-19, Helping Local Authorities and Communities Better Plan…

New data helps state and local agencies, researchers, NGOs and more access and map critical data to aid in COVID-19 emergency response and mitigation efforts UrbanFootprint, the leading location intelligence and urban planning software company, launched new data allowing state and local agencies, researchers and other key stakeholders to identify the communities most vulnerable to COVID-19. Combining the latest information about COVID-19 incidence and spread with UrbanFootprint's existing built-in data and analytics,…

Acosta Appoints Sharon Hart as Chief Information Officer

Acosta Strengthens Leadership Team for Continued Growth and Innovation Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced the appointment of Sharon Hart as Chief Information Officer, effective March 23, 2020. With more than 20 years of experience, and as an established transformational leader in both the CPG and retail industries, Hart is well equipped to deliver omnichannel technology and digital solutions to drive sales growth in her new role.…

Kinemagic, the Software Company Creating Digital Twins, is Now Providing Free Access to Virtual Meeting Technology in Response to…

Stratus Software Provides Multi-User Virtual Meetings Inside Digital Twins. Kinemagic is Making it Free While Businesses Are Disrupted by Coronavirus Kinemagic, makers of Stratus, the software that provides AR and VR experiences for heavy industrial companies, has a solution for people working remotely due to coronavirus disruptions. Kinemagic is opening its proprietary software, Stratus, as a collaborative, multi-user tool that allows colleagues to meet virtually inside their own digital twins. With companies in the…

Information Builders Omni-HealthData Leveraging Data and Analytics to Understand Social Determinants of Health

Healthcare Information Management Platform Harmonizes Integration, Analysis, and Visualization of Health Information Information Builders Inc. (IBI), the leading data and analytics company, announced new capabilities with its healthcare information management platform, Omni-HealthData, that enable better understanding and use of social determinants of health (SDOH) in providing quality patient care and integrated services. Omni-HealthData brings together clinical and SDOH data within a geospatial context that helps…

IAB Names Brad Berens Editor-in-Chief and SVP

In Newly Created Role, Berens to Lead IAB Centers of Excellence, Research Teams, and Oversee Programming for IAB Events The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that Brad Berens has been named Editor-in-Chief and SVP. In the newly created role, Berens will be in charge of IAB's agenda-setting, research, and thought-leadership activities. In this construct, he will oversee IAB's Centers of Excellence, the programming for IAB Events, and the IAB's web site, mobile app, podcast, video, and other content channels.…

SSP America Selects Icertis to Ensure Compliance and Increase Strategic Agility

Leading Airport Food & Beverage Operator Puts Contracting Digital Transformation on the Menu Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, today announced that SSP America, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in airports across North America, has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform as its enterprise-wide contract management software as part of its digital transformation effort to ensure compliance and increase strategic agility. Marketing Technology…

Xebec Provides Update on Coronavirus Impact on Global Operations

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions is pleased to provide an update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on Xebec’s global operations. Xebec currently has operations and manufacturing capacity in three countries, which include: China, Italy, and Canada. Xebec’s manufacturing operations in Shanghai, China (“Xebec Shanghai”) were previously affected by COVID-19 and were shut down for three additional weeks after the normal two-week Chinese New Year holiday. The facility has since restarted…

Deep North Closes $25.7 Million Series A To Globalize Its Computer Vision and AI-Powered Analytics Platform

Technology allows shopping malls, retail stores and transportation hubs to improve customer service and interactions through real-time insights and analytics Deep North, a pioneer in computer vision and AI- powered video analytics, has closed a $25.7 million Series A funding round, led by London-based Celeres Investments, with participation from Engage, AI List Capital, and others. This round will enable the company to digitize the next generation of brick-and-mortar retail and shopping centers on a global level.…

Google Cloud Unveils Strategy for Telecommunications Industry, Announces New Solutions, Customers, and Partners

Unveils Global Mobile Edge Cloud strategy for accelerating 5G monetization Google Cloud announced a comprehensive new strategy to help telecommunications companies digitally transform. Google Cloud's strategy focuses on three key business outcomes for telecommunications companies: monetizing 5G as a business services platform, engaging customers with data-driven experiences, and improving operational efficiency across telecom core systems. "Rapid technology advancements are impacting the telecommunications industry,…

project44 Introduces First Ever Carrier Onboarding SLA to Accelerate Visibility Results for Shippers

The visibility industry’s only compliance agreement guarantees shippers achieve value faster According to Gartner Inc.’s recently released Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms, visibility is only possible with comprehensive network coverage and compliance. project44, the global leader in advanced visibility for shippers and logistics service providers, announced a new service level agreement (SLA) around full truckload carrier onboarding. This groundbreaking agreement demonstrates the technology…