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Businesses Struggle to Enter New Digital Era Saddled by Legacy ITOM

New survey reveals only 12% of today’s enterprises have fully transitioned to modern tools A new IT Operations Management survey found that enterprises depending exclusively on legacy monitoring tools are falling behind in business agility and operational efficiency. The commissioned study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, uncovered that organizations with disjointed and outdated IT offerings that utilize legacy tools and strategies are trapped in a perpetual survival mode and unable to innovate. Only an alarming 12% of…

Wi-Fi Usage at New England Patriots Home Opener Breaks Industry Records with a Peak Data Transfer Rate of 23.24 Gbps During Unveiling of…

Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Sees Highest Digital Fan Engagement of Any In-Venue Event in Sports History, Surpassing Previous High of 13.38 Gbps A record 23.24 gigabits per second (Gbps) was the peak Wi-Fi data transfer rate within Gillette Stadium during last night's New England Patriots home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers when the Patriots unveiled their Super Bowl LIII banner, beating previous data records by 58 percent. At 23.24 Gbps, this is the biggest network moment ever at a sporting venue. The…

IBM Expands Cloud Pak for Data with New DataOps Enhancements to Help Clients Get their Data Ready for AI

New StoredIQ InstaScan offering helps streamline risk assessment, compliance and AI projects IBM announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data 'business-ready' for AI. As corporate data continues to grow in both volume and complexity – often of mixed structures and types and from sources strewn across the enterprise – the time required to collect and organize these vast datasets into usable data for AI can stress resources and actually stall AI projects.…

MarTech Interview with Robert McGovern, CEO at PreciseTarget

"We believe customers want personalized experiences, but they never want to be exploited." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at PreciseTarget? It all started with a question: Why does everyone have a unique and personal Amazon front page experience while having a generic experience with Macy’s, Nordstrom or Target? This led to a discovery journey, where I learned that none of the large retailers (except Amazon) have sufficient data to personalize the experience. Retailers refer…

Prime Focus Technologies Inks Deal with Channel 4

Opens New Media Centre in UK Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has signed a strategic deal with UK’s public service broadcaster, Channel 4 for managing media processing and centralised content operations using its flagship product, CLEAR™ Media ERP. PFT will manage the following for Channel 4 – (1) media processing activities including ingest, content re-mediation, media management, content aggregation, quality assurance and processing functions within Channel 4’s content workflow; (2) Online services including DRM, VoD…

Samsung and Amdocs Partner to Accelerate Communications Service Providers’ Deployment of 5G Open Cloud Networks

Joint Initiative Combines Samsung 5G Network Solutions with Onap to Enable Communications Service Providers to Deploy and Monetize a Rich Set of Innovative Services Across an Open and Agile Ecosystem Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) and Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced multiple joint initiatives to accelerate communications service providers’ (CSP) journeys to open cloud networks that provide the freedom and agility necessary to innovate and…

Frankly Harnesses the Power of First Party Data

Frankly Inc., a multiplatform engagement, monetization and data company, recently announced the expansion of its first party data network through a multi-year service agreement with Newsweek. In total, Frankly will now have access to over 100 million monthly active users ("MAUs") across its network of over 1,200 digital news, information and broadcast properties across the United States, including web, native mobile and connected television apps. With fully compliant first party data sourced through its platform, Frankly…

VSE and Bidgely Pioneer Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Slovakian Customers

97 Percent of Customers Want the AI-Powered Services to Continue, Found It Useful Bidgely and Slovakia’s leading utility Východoslovenská energetika a.s. (VSE) have introduced an AI-powered customer engagement and energy efficiency offering that delivers a simplified and more transparent energy experience to VSE customers. The comprehensive UtilityAI services delivered through email, web, VSE call center and field energy advisors are creating new value from customers’ recently-installed smart meters and helping to ensure…

MarTech Interview with Peter Wallqvist, Vice President of Strategy at iManage

"AI greatly enhances a firm’s ability to deal with caseloads that otherwise would be significantly constrained by the capacity of humans and hence impact the organization’s ability to grow revenue." What is your role and which team/technology do you handle at iManage RAVN? I’m one of the Co-founders of RAVN, which was acquired by iManage in May 2017. Presently, I’m Vice President of Strategy at iManage for RAVN. I’m responsible for the product’s ‘Go to Market’ strategy aimed at corporations and financial services…

Viasat Introduces Direct Cloud Connect: A New Service Providing Fast, Secure, Private Connections to Business-Critical Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Become First Cloud Service Offered under the Viasat Direct Cloud Connect Program, Giving Viasat Customers Private Access to Microsoft Azure Viasat Inc. , a global communications company, announced its plans for a new business internet service known as Viasat Direct Cloud Connect, which will give Viasat customers expanded options for accessing enterprise-grade cloud services. The Viasat Direct Cloud Connect service is expected to launch in the second half of calendar year 2019, and will…

Ada Named to 2019 LinkedIn Top Canadian Startups List

Ada announced that it has been named to the 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list in Canada, which honours the country’s 25 most sought after startups. Ada was ranked 12th on the list. Ada’s goal has been to bring the transformational business benefits of AI to non-technical teams who know their customers best, enabling them to implement an automation-first customer experience (CX) strategy. LinkedIn Top Startups is an annual ranking that puts the spotlight on new and fast-growing companies that are attracting attention and…

The Mercatus Platform Now Offers Next-Generation Personalization With AisleOne

The Aisleonetm Personalization Intelligence Engine Delivers a 1-To-1 Grocery Shopping Experience That Builds Lasting Loyalty and Multiplies Basket Size, Both in Store and Online Mercatus, a leading provider of digital commerce solutions for grocery and other retail verticals, announced that its AisleOne personalization intelligence engine is now available as an enhancement to the Mercatus platform. AisleOne taps into shopper data and behavior and uses machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve…

Dynamics 365 Gold Partner, BroadPoint, Named a Top 100 VAR

BroadPoint Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP, CRM and membership management solutions, has been named to the 2019 Top 100 Value-Added Resellers (VARs) list by Accounting Today. This is the tenth straight year BroadPoint has received this honor. The Accounting Today VAR 100 list recognizes the leading resellers of accounting and ERP solutions based on revenue as well as number of employees and what products they offer. BroadPoint specializes in implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 business…

Panopto Expands North America Video Cloud, Launching New Infrastructure

Panopto announced the expansion of its cloud infrastructure, launching a new video hosting option on the Canadian-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center. With this announcement, businesses and universities based in Canada can now host their Panopto video libraries on an in-region cloud that complies with organizational data storage policies. Today's announcement is in response to accelerating demand for Panopto across Canada. To date, Panopto Cloud has been available from datacenters in the United States, Europe and…

NFL and TikTok Announce Multi-Year Partnership to Bring NFL Content to Fans Around the World

Launch of Official Account with New Content Every Week of the Year The National Football League (NFL) and TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, announced a new multi-year partnership to bring the excitement of the NFL experience to TikTok's global community, combining the passion surrounding NFL football with the fast-growing digital platform. As part of the partnership, the NFL is launching its official TikTok account, delivering content to fans across the platform's global markets. NFL content…

Zapier Welcomes Jonathan Rochelle as Chief Product Officer

Co-creator of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive to Lead Product Innovation Zapier, the leader in productivity automation, welcomed Jonathan Rochelle as its Chief Product Officer. In his new role, Rochelle will lead and grow Zapier's core product, platform, design, and user research teams. Zapier co-founder and former CPO Mike Knoop will shift to a new role as Head of Research & Development at the company. Rochelle brings over 30 years of technology industry experience to his new role, including 14 years at…

From Billboards to Big Data: The Future of Advertising Amid the Rise of Emerging Tech

The Golden Age of Advertising saw the shift from print to the earliest iterations of digital, amid the rise of broadcast and television, following shoppers into their homes and propelling advertising towards the personal. With the birth of market research, Personalization became more of a science than an art,  enabling advertisers to better target their efforts and paving the way towards big data as we know it. In 2019, programmatic advertising – a new niche in Digital Advertising - is set to become an $84 billion industry.…

FWD Singapore Taps Shift Technology to Improve Claims Assessment Capabilities

Pan-Asian Insurer Looking to Accelerate Claims Processing Time, Thereby Improving the Customer Experience Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native solutions for the global insurance industry, announced it is working with FWD Group, the leading pan-Asian insurer whose vision is to change the way people feel about insurance. To that end, FWD Singapore ("FWD") recently became the first health insurer in Southeast Asia to deploy FORCE, Shift's fraud detection solution that uses artificial intelligence to analyze multiple…

Hi Marley Elevates the Customer Experience

The First AI-Enabled Texting Platform Unveils Innovative New Product Features in One Cohesive Solution for the Insurance Industry Hi Marley, the insurance industry's leading intelligent texting platform, continues to revolutionize the customer experience with the debut of enhanced features just in time for peak hurricane and wildfire season. When disaster strikes, texting can now be where the insurance claim conversation starts. Now, customers can get ahead of disaster with proactive notifications, submit a claim by…

Qumulo and axle ai Partner on Advanced Media Workflow Solution

Delivers AI Driven Real-time Automation and Analytics to Video Workloads Qumulo, the leading provider of enterprise-proven hybrid cloud file storage, announced a partnership with axle ai, the leader in AI-driven media management software for video teams, to provide media and entertainment organizations with a complete solution for storing, managing, and automating search of their content. The partnership enables film and television studios, broadcasters, post-production houses, and corporate video production…