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Fujitsu Streamlines AI Video Recognition With High-Quality Compression Technology

Ultra-High-Definition, High-Volume Video Data Is Compressed to 1/10 the Data Size of Conventional Compression Technology for Streamlined Analysis in the Cloud Using New Technique Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a technology for compressing ultra-high-definition, high-volume video data to the minimum size needed for AI video recognition applications. This technology can compress video data to just one-tenth the size of data prepared using conventional compression technology intended for visual confirmation by…

Elisa Launches Three Unprecedented 5G Solutions in Collaboration with its Partners

A remote-controlled tractor, a mobile app for 3D models and high-resolution live streaming – these never-before-seen 5G solutions are just some of the several now on display in the just opened Elisa 5G Showroom. Elisa is continuously developing 5G services that are bringing new possibilities to different sectors of society: homes, companies and the public sector. The Elisa 5G Showroom is a part of this development work The 5G network and the possibilities it provides will have a profound effect on consumers, companies and…

New Calabrio ONE and Twilio Flex Integration Offers a Flexible, Data-Rich Experience for Cloud Contact Centers

Two industry powerhouses come together to provide customer service teams with valuable customer insights on a customizable cloud contact center platform Calabrio, the customer experience intelligence company, has announced a deep technology integration with Twilio and Twilio Flex, its programmable contact center platform. The cloud-to-cloud integration fills a gap for modern contact centers looking for a customizable, data-driven environment by combining the capabilities of workforce engagement management (WEM) and…

Major League Baseball and Google Expand Relationship to Offer More Highly Personalized Experiences and Increase Engagement for Fans Around…

Google Cloud named the Official Cloud Partner and Official Cloud Data and Analytics Partner of Major League Baseball Google and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced a powerful multi-year collaboration to upgrade MLB's business processes and  support next-level experiences that inspire fans around the world. Google Cloud will become MLB's Official Cloud and Cloud Data and Analytics partner, with MLB's business operations, including Statcast—the automated tool for analyzing player movements and abilities—now running on…

How to Drive Customer Engagement at Scale in 2020

As an enterprise leader, you are busier than ever, ramping up your sales and marketing machinery to reach the right customers at the right times — with the right messages and offers. The central business tenets of customer acquisition, retention, upsell, cross-sell, etc. remain the same; but the ways of driving those tenets (read: KPIs) have evolved. With emerging technologies, advanced skills and constant change in customers’ behaviors and preferences, the organizations that are thriving today are the ones that are…

Insight Partners Completes Acquisition of Cloud Data Management Leader Veeam for a Value of $5 Billion

Acquisition focused on accelerating Veeam's growth and extending the company's leadership position in the U.S. market Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, announced that Insight Partners has completed its acquisition of the company, which was announced on January 9, 2020, at a valuation of approximately $5 billion. Following an investment from Insight Partners at the beginning of 2019, the acquisition of Veeam, the clear market leader with over $1 billion in annual sales and…

CRN Recognizes StorageCraft as a “Coolest Cloud Storage” Company

CRN honors StorageCraft for being a premier cloud solution supplier StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft as one of its 100 Coolest Cloud Companies of 2020. This annual list honors the premier cloud technology suppliers in each of five key categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage, and software. The CRN editorial team selects the 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for the…

Genesys Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for its Commitment to Helping Clients Deliver Personalized Customer Experiences and Improve…

With an extensive portfolio guiding the cloud migration process, Genesys enables contact centers to achieve greater productivity and customer engagement Based on its recent analysis of the Latin American & Caribbean contact center solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genesys with the 2019 Latin American & Caribbean Company of the Year Award. It employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning engines to optimize operations for agents. With a portfolio of products adapted for local markets,…

Microsoft to Open New Datacenter Region in Spain and Expand Strategic Partnership With Telefónica to Boost Spain’s Competitiveness

Microsoft will open a datacenter region in Spain to help accelerate digital transformation of public and private entities of all sizes, helping them to innovate, scale and migrate their businesses to the cloud in a secure way. Microsoft will leverage Telefónica infrastructure as part of their global strategic partnership. Under their strategic partnership, the two companies will develop joint go-to-market plans in all countries where Telefónica operates. Additionally, Telefónica will accelerate its use of…

Privitar Data Privacy Platform Enables Global 2000 to Broaden Critical Data Privacy Initiatives

Latest Product Release Gives Data Leaders the Power to Further Drive Innovation, While Keeping Sensitive Customer Data Safe Privitar, the global leader in data privacy and data utilization, unveiled the latest release of the Privitar Data Privacy Platform. The addition of several enterprise-ready capabilities including native HIVE support and enhanced AWS and Kerberos support, giving global organizations the ability to dramatically improve data utilization while protecting sensitive customer data. “Global 2000…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

Microsoft Announces a $1.1 Billion Investment Plan to Drive Digital Transformation in Country Including Its First Cloud Datacenter Region

The investment plan will provide cloud services from local datacenters to contribute to the development of the country, a robust education and skilling program to support employability for hundreds of thousands of youth, projects applying AI to benefit the society, and an Advisory Board with important CEOs as some of the first initiatives over the next five years Microsoft announces continued progress on its plan “Innovate for Mexico», to contribute to the development of the country. The main pillar of the plan is focused…

One Key to Customer Success? – The Speed of Your Website

As the world moves into a faster, more technologically savvy age, consumers are expecting companies to keep up. New technologies are appearing every day, increasing the speed of the internet with every innovation. As a webmaster, you have just a few seconds to grab and retain your visitor’s attention. It doesn’t matter if you sell goods, offer services or run a blog: If your website is slow, you will be at risk of losing traffic, visitors and money. In fact, in a recent survey of their clients, SiteGround reports website…

Stateless Appoints Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance

Financial Leader MacRae Brings Track Record of Success in Profitable Scalability and Expansion Stateless, Inc., the company reinventing network connectivity, announced the appointment of Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance. In this role, MacRae will support on Stateless’ fast-paced growth through financing strategies, developing the company’s finance and analytics teams and implementing sound financial management practices. @Stateless_inc appoints Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance. Judd’s expertise to help…

Pure Joins Google Cloud Anthos Ready Storage Initiative

Pure Continues to Deliver on the Promise of a Modern Data Experience with Expanded Cloud-Native Collaboration Pure Storage, the data solutions pioneer that enables faster customer innovation, has joined Google Cloud's Anthos Ready Storage Initiative, having demonstrated that its solutions for data storage and data can be confidently deployed on the Anthos platform across hybrid environments. This news expands on Pure's partnership with Google Cloud to help customers modernize existing applications and build new ones on a…

Aviso Names Former Top Salesforce Einstein Researcher As Chief Data Scientist

Company Also Taps Industry Veteran as Chief Customer Officer Aviso, the pioneer in AI-powered sales guidance and forecasting, announced the appointment of veteran artificial intelligence and machine learning researcher Joy Mustafi as Chief Scientist. The former Principal Researcher for Salesforce's Einstein platform will leverage his decades of experience to help Aviso customers accelerate deal-closing and expand revenue opportunities. Ranked as one of India's 10 top data scientists by Analytics India Magazine, Mustafi…

Cloud Pathfinder Consulting’s CEO Joins the Board of Merivis to Help Veterans Find Good Jobs as Salesforce Administrators

Leading Veterans Service Organization (VSO) Adds Jesse Grothaus to its Board in Recognition of his Commitment to Veterans and his Successful Salesforce Consultancy Cloud Pathfinder Consulting (CPC), a national consulting firm enabling clients to fully harness the capabilities of Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) software tools, announced today that CEO Jesse Grothaus has joined the board of directors of Merivis, a non-profit, volunteer-driven veterans' service organization that focuses exclusively on…

Accenture Technology Vision 2020: From Tech-Clash to Trust, the Focus Must Be on People

To compete and succeed in a world where digital is everywhere, companies need a new focus on balancing “value” with “values,” aligning their drive to create business value with their customers’ and employees’ values and expectations, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2020. The 20th edition of Accenture’s annual report predicts the key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years. According to the 2020 report, “We, The Post-Digital People: Can your enterprise survive the ‘tech-clash?,”…

Docugami Announces $10 Million Seed Funding Round Led by SignalFire

Additional investment from NextWorld Capital, document technology luminaries, and notable angel investors Docugami, the Seattle-area document engineering startup that transforms how businesses create and manage documents for greater productivity, compliance, and insight using breakthrough artificial intelligence, announced it has secured a $10 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley venture fund SignalFire, with participation by NextWorld Capital and others. Docugami also announced that Bob Muglia, former CEO of…