Blue Prism Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver Free Cloud Trial on Azure

New Quick-to-Deploy and Fully Functional Enterprise Software License Now Available on Azure Marketplace Blue Prism, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced a free enterprise trial of its connected-RPA platform on Microsoft's Azure Marketplace. The trial is designed to be a quick-start deployment to introduce new users to the benefits of a Digital Workforce on Azure with easy access to a fully functional, short-term version of Blue Prism connected-RPA. New users will now be able to access Blue…

Aussie Anthony Capano appointed Managing Director, International at Rakuten Marketing

Australian industry veteran, Anthony Capano has been appointed Managing Director of International at leading digital advertising business, Rakuten Marketing. Capano has an impressive history of success with the company, being promoted from his previous role as Managing Director of EMEA to now cover all territories outside of the US and Japan (including Asia-Pacific and Latin-America). Capano’s promotion follows the company’s commitment to double down on its investment in technology and services built for the global market.…

ANSYS Welcomes Lynn Ledwith as Vice President of Marketing

Marketing Veteran Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience to Pervasive Engineering Simulation Pioneer ANSYS is strengthening its executive team and renewing its focus on marketing initiatives by appointing Lynn Ledwith as its vice president of marketing. An accomplished and award-winning marketing veteran, Ledwith brings more than 30 years' experience leading marketing efforts for high-tech product and service organizations – from startups to Fortune 500 companies. "With the strength of our core solutions and the…

Relationship Intelligence Platform Affinity Hires Four New Vice Presidents

Addition of Vice Presidents of Product, Design, Customer Success and People Expands the Company’s Executive Team During a Period of Tremendous Growth Affinity , the leading relationship intelligence platform, announced the hiring of four senior leaders, including Andy Bryson as its new Vice President of Product, Travis Ortiz as Vice President of Design, Brian Cloughley as Vice President of Customer Success, and Stephani Martin as Vice President of People. Demonstrating the company’s commitment to investing in senior…

DTiQ Launches Enhanced Video Analytics Capabilities

Enables Restaurant and Retail Operators to Track, Maximize In-store Customer Engagement DTiQ announced Enhanced Video Analytics for customers in the restaurant and retail industries. With Enhanced Video Analytics, DTiQ clients will be able to monitor the customer experience across various real-time dimensions, including: customer count, traffic heatmapping, speed of service, combined video/audio analytics, POS station interaction analysis (counter, kiosk, drive-thru), customer abandonment, custom analytics and more.…

MAZ Integrates With Flowplayer To Bridge Gap In Video Distribution Model

The content logistics company and OVP join forces to create seamless workflow for video creation and delivery MAZ, the leading content logistics company powering mobile apps and OTT channels for companies like Bloomberg, USA Today, Fast Company, and more, announced its integration with Flowplayer, the best-in-class online video platform designed for publishers. MAZ will now offer its customers access to Flowplayer's video player and, in-kind, Flowplayer's users will have access to the distribution channels provided by MAZ.…

ClickDimensions Announces 2019 Top-Performing Partner Awards

Marketing technology leader recognizes three Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner companies for outstanding partner year performance in new awards program ClickDimensions, the leading marketing technology and services provider for Microsoft Dynamics 365, announced the winners of the company’s 2019 top-performing partner awards. The new annual awards will align with ClickDimensions’ partner year and will honor Dynamics 365 partner companies from around the globe in three categories. Marketing Technology News: Brave Expands…

NICE Announces Engagement with Microsoft Across Multiple Platforms

NICE Trading Recording, NICE inContact CXone and NICE Multi Channel Recording will be seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Teams NICE announced it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft, and will develop new integrations for Microsoft Teams. With soon to be added NICE Trading Recording, NICE inContact CXone and NICE Multi Channel Recording integrations, organizations will be able to effortlessly collaborate with the contact center, to record, monitor and provide security to the Teams environment. This builds…

Dentsu Aegis Network Takes Majority Stake in Ugam, a Global Leader in Data and Analytics

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam, a leading next-generation data and analytics company serving both business-to-business and business-to-consumer enterprises. Ugam will join Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency and part of Dentsu Aegis Network. With more than 1,800 employees in India, the United States, and Australia, Ugam represents one of the largest transactions in Merkle’s history. Ugam’s comprehensive set of solutions are highly…

Vade Secure Advances Low-Touch Email Security for MSPs with New Auto-Remediate Feature

Drawing Upon Real-Time Threat Intelligence from 600 Million Mailboxes, Auto-Remediate Adds a Layer of Continuous, Automated Protection for Office 365 Environments Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced the availability of Auto-Remediate for Vade Secure for Office 365. The new feature extends Vade Secure's AI-based threat detection and mitigation capabilities, providing MSPs and small businesses with comprehensive, continuous, and automated protection before, during, and after the attack.…

Yandex.Taxi Expands into the Regions

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, announced that MLU B.V. (“MLU”), Yandex’s ride-sharing and food delivery joint venture with Uber, has agreed to acquire the IP and call-centers of the Vezet group of companies in Russia. The current shareholders of Vezet will receive new shares in MLU, representing up to 3.6% of the issued share capital of the company at closing, together with up to $71.5 million in cash, subject to certain operating and integration…

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams: Promotion for Free Cloud Interop Licenses

The Modern Workplace Choice to Connect Existing Conference Rooms to Microsoft Teams Meetings Blue Jeans Network, Inc. announced a new promotion for IT and business leaders to enjoy free cloud video interop for Microsoft Teams with its BlueJeans Gateway. BlueJeans Gateway, a Microsoft-certified cloud video solution, is the easiest way to bring the power of Teams meetings into your conference rooms and huddle spaces. BlueJeans’ pure SaaS solution interoperates with thousands of room system configurations, including Cisco,…

MarTech Post of the Week: Better Insights in Store for Retailers

On a crowded high street, shop owners have to work hard to attract customers, tempt them into browsing and ultimately, encourage them to buy. For this reason, there are classic tricks of the trade – perhaps a grocer will pump out the smell of fresh bread and coffee. They might even have some products unboxed and ready to try out. But all the freshly baked bread in the world won’t help if they’ve put the wrong price tag on key items, hidden the best-selling stock at the back of the store and forgotten to get anyone to cover…

Nintex Recognizes Top Channel Partners for Business Transformation and Impact

Fifteen Nintex Partners receive 2019 Nintex Partner Awards for helping enterprises improve their customer experience and business outcomes with Nintex Process Platform capabilities Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, announced awards for 15 channel partners across three regions – Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) -- and celebrated their success tonight at Microsoft Inspire. These awards recognize partners that consistently accelerate business…

Kyndi Secures $20 Million in Funding Led by Intel Capital to Advance Industry’s First Explainable AI Platform

Kyndi's fully auditable AI solutions create actionable intelligence, enabling government, life sciences and financial institutions to succeed by making faster, better decisions Kyndi, the artificial intelligence company building the first Explainable AI platform, announced that it raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital, with participation from UL Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, and existing investors. The new funding will be used to expand the company's engineering and sales teams to meet growing customer…

US E-Commerce Trends Linked to Nielsen’s Prime Day Analytics

More of an FYI, already into Amazon Prime Day 2019, we are on the eve of what has grown to become one of the biggest shopping moments of the year across on and offline retail. What can we expect to see this time in the US E-Commerce industry? Guided by last year’s numbers, here are some of Nielsen’s Prime Day predictions. Justin Belgiano, Senior Vice President of Consumer Data Practice, Nielsen, said - “The stage has been set for a Prime Day where health & beauty and grocery will dominate--and omni-channel…

The Future of App Development Is Multiexperience – OutSystems Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience…

Application development platforms are a strategic choice for the enterprise, delivering end-to-end digital journeys from design thinking to supporting new touchpoints OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code application development platform, was named a Leader in the new 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP)*, positioned highest overall for ability to execute. OutSystems believes this new Gartner report makes it clear - the future of app development is multiexperience.…

TechBytes with Andy Hunn, COO at Resonate

Tell us about your role and the team and technology you handle at Resonate. I serve as chief operating officer at Resonate, which I co-founded more than a decade ago based on simple but profoundly important questions: “Can we use big data and AI to understand consumers beyond their demographics? Can we use big data to understand the deeper insights that explain why we make the decisions we do – to buy a certain product, to support a certain cause?” We founded Resonate based on this powerful idea of understanding people…

Bounteous Included in Analyst Report, ‘Now Tech: Digital Experience Agencies’

Independent research firm selects agencies based on market presence and capabilities Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, is included in recent research by Forrester, an influential global research and advisory firm for business and technology leaders, titled, “Now Tech: Digital Experience Agencies, Q2 2019.” The report is designed to empower digital business leaders to understand the value they can expect from a digital experience agency and to select one based on market presence, cultural…

Datadog Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Deployment Manager

Datadog, the monitoring and analytics platform for modern cloud environments, announced its support of Microsoft Azure Deployment Manager (ADM) as a Launch Partner. This new integration will allow Azure users to limit or prevent impacts from bad updates by automatically halting deployments in Azure if an unhealthy state is detected in Datadog. Marketing Technology News: Neustar and Freckle Partner to Provide Marketers with Actionable Privacy-Compliant, First Party Consumer Data By monitoring health for each stage of a…