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Leading Independent Research Firm Cites Druva as a Strong Performer for Data Resiliency Solutions

Druva Receives the Highest Score Possible in the Product Strategy, Customer Service and Security Criteria Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, announced it has been recognized as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Research, Inc. September 2019 report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2019. A 100 percent SaaS provider, this inclusion is a testament to Druva’s industry-leading solution and a growing demand for a new approach aligned with enterprise digital transformation goals.…

MarTech Interview with Chris Johnston, Founder and CEO at Adoreboard

"The development of AI and NLP starting to understand more how people think and act is really exciting." Tell us about your interaction with smart technologies like AI and Cloud-based computing platforms. As a consumer of technology, I see how smart technologies and Cloud-based computing platforms are being used every day. When I see predictive suggestions on email or simple courtesies coming through on the next actions such as our CRM or other tools that we're using I can see the real power and I think there are three key…

Live Sports Get Personalized with Harmonic, Google and 3SS

Breakthrough Picture-in-Picture, Sports Multiview and Personalized Mosaic Capabilities on Android TV™ Demonstrated at IBC2019 Harmonic, in collaboration with Google and 3SS, has created an integrated OTT and broadcast live sports workflow on Android TV™, delivering essential tailored features such as picture-in-picture, multi-view and personalized mosaic. At IBC2019, on Harmonic Stand 1.B20 and Google Stand 14.E02, the companies will demonstrate how pay-TV operators can now deliver personalized, low-latency live sports…

Harmonic’s VOS Cloud-Native Platform Adds Live Video Delivery Optimization

Acclaimed VOS Offerings Now Solve Critical Scalability and Cost Issues for Live Streaming Harmonic announced a groundbreaking new delivery capability for its VOS cloud-native offerings that provides telco, cable and mobile operators with real-time scalability for mission-critical, high-demand live video streaming services. This exciting new capability has successfully been deployed by a leading mobile network operator to deliver live sports content utilizing a multi-CDN approach with Harmonic's CDN partners. Operated…

Genesys Cloud Flies High with Record Sales and 70% Yoy Annual Revenue Growth

Avaya Displacements Drive 143% Increase in Genesys Cloud Sales Genesys, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, reports 70% of new customers selected cloud offerings from Genesys in the first six months of 2019. Fast adoption of the company’s next-generation customer experience platform, Cloud, is the engine driving the rapid growth. Organizations of all sizes around the world including Alberta Motor Association, JPIMedia, Kiwi.com, Lowell Group, Western Governors University…

Akeneo Raises $46 Million to Expand Its Leadership in Product Experience Management

Investment to Accelerate R&D and Sales Efforts to Support Unified Commerce Experience Akeneo, a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) solutions for corporate brands and retailers, announced it has raised $46 million in funding led by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Existing investors Alven, Partech, and Salesforce Ventures, as well as Akeneo's board member Stephan Dietrich, also participated in the round. Akeneo Co-Founders Team: (from left to right) Nicolas Dupont,…

Genesys Unveils Industry’s First Self-Service, Fully Automated Free Trials for AppFoundry Premium Applications

Single-click app installations enable businesses to accelerate time-to-value of their Genesys Customer Experience Software Genesys, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, is making it even easier for businesses to extend the power of PureCloud with the launch of single-click free trials for Premium Applications. Now available on the Genesys AppFoundry, this is the industry's first fully self-service, automated free trial program available on a dedicated customer experience…

Voxpopme Raises $9 Million in New Venture Financing Round

Financing highlights the explosion of video applications in business technology Voxpopme, the world's leading video feedback and analytics company, announced that it has closed a $9 Million Series A1 equity financing led by Origin Ventures. The Company intends to use the capital to meet the growing enterprise demand for real-time video feedback, and to fund further investment in the platform. Voxpopme's SaaS platform helps business leaders build great brands, products, and experiences with…

ClearAccessIP Secures $3.7 Million in Funding

Alpana Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Founder's X and Bill Tai Among Investors ClearAccessIP, which helps the creators and owners of intellectual property to develop, manage, and transact patent-protected technology, announced it has secured $3.7 million in investment in seed and note financing. Founded by Nicole Shanahan, ClearAccessIP seeks to transform the way innovators access patent rights and eliminate exposure to litigation. Six notable investors have been added, including Alpana Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures,…

DiscoverOrg and ZoomInfo Merge Brands to Launch Innovative B2B Data Platform To Power Go-To-Market Success

New ZoomInfo Powered by DiscoverOrg Platform Combines a Robust Suite of Software Tools with Advanced Machine Learning and Human Research to Enable Sales and Marketing Teams to Hit Their Growth Numbers DiscoverOrg announced that it is launching a new flagship Go-To-Market (GTM) platform and changing its name to ZoomInfo. The new platform will be known as ZoomInfo powered by DiscoverOrg and combines the strengths and benefits of the DiscoverOrg platform with those of the ZoomInfo platform, which it acquired in February 2019.…

Chargify Launches Industry-First Native Sales Commission Calculator

Company expands on 10 years of billing expertise to address growing SaaS revenue management needs Chargify launched the Sales Commission Calculator, which removes the complexity of calculating sales commission on subscription SaaS offerings and gives businesses a simplified, error-free way to automate commissioning. This is the first part of the company’s expansion into end-to-end revenue management for fast-growing SaaS businesses. “We’ve been focused Elastic Billing for more than 10 years, but we know from working…

Sharpen Technologies Taps Industry Veteran Bill Gildea as New CEO; Adds Seasoned Marketing Pro Joe Staples to Board

New talent brings cloud contact center expertise to further fuel Sharpen’s innovation, growth and long-term stability Sharpen Technologies, developers of the agent-first omnichannel cloud contact center platform, has hired Bill Gildea as its new CEO, and added marketing veteran Joe Staples to the company’s board of directors. Gildea brings 25-plus years of leadership experience working with technology firms, including public and private cloud software companies. Previous C-level responsibilities include building new…

MarTech Interview with Robert Humphrey, CMO at SecureAuth

"Putting identity at the center of a consumer or employee journey is critical from both a business and security perspective." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at SecureAuth? I began my career in Technology Sales, many years ago, selling mainframe computers to large enterprises. Throughout the course of my career, participating on the Sales and Marketing side of the business, I’ve witnessed most of the major technology shifts. With each major shift, there have been key…

HubSpot Launches Redesigned App Marketplace to Make It Easier for Growing Businesses

Improving the Marketplace Experience Is Another Step in Hubspot's Efforts to Expand and Enhance Its All-On-One Platform HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced the launch of a new app marketplace that features hundreds of third-party tools that HubSpot users can integrate with their accounts. Businesses can discover new integrations and connect their tools, teams, processes, and data with a single, connected system. "We're dedicated to delivering an open platform that makes it easy for our customers to seamlessly…

MarTech Interview with Ani Obermeier, VP of Marketing at Smartling

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you end up at Smartling? Like for so many, travel has been my passion since childhood. You could call me a “stamp collector” if that was still a thing. There is nothing more invigorating to me than experiencing different cultures, immersing myself in local customs and communicating with the locals. It feeds my curiosity,…

Jordan Cohen Joins North 6th Agency as Chief Marketing Officer

North 6th Agency (N6A), The Outcome Relations Agency, announced that marketing and communications industry veteran Jordan Cohen has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role, Cohen will oversee the agency’s growth and will drive N6A’s thought leadership and positioning in the marketplace. Additionally, Cohen will serve as an on-demand CMO and executive advisor to support N6A clients on their campaign strategies by aligning their PR goals with the six specific business outcomes covered in N6A’s Outcome Relations™…

Formstack Announces BI-Directional Data Sync Software, Formstack Sync

Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a mission to transform the way people collect information and put it to work, announces the launch of its Formstack Sync product. Formstack Sync is bi-directional data sync software that connects data from enterprise applications via pre-built connectors, standardized object mappings and an easy-to-use web interface. This product is a key component of Formstack’s workplace productivity platform, which also includes software for online forms and surveys, automated…

Workarea Commerce Releases Platform to Open Source Community

Company Aims to Disrupt the Enterprise Commerce Cloud Industry by Building Community of Innovative Merchants and Developers Around Leading Product. Workarea, the enterprise commerce platform built to unify commerce, content management, merchant insights and search, is releasing its software to the open source community. Built upon open source technologies from inception, including Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch, Workarea touts unparalleled flexibility and scale in modern cloud environments. The platform source…

Centage Announces Fourth Straight Year of Double-Digit Revenue Growth

Strong adoption of cloud-based Planning Maestro drives sustained growth in recurring revenue Centage Corporation, leading provider of cloud financial software that transforms how businesses budget, forecast, analyze and report, announced that it has completed its fourth straight year of double-digital growth in recurring revenue from its cloud-based intelligent planning platforms. Marketing Technology News: iQIYI VP Xie Danming Attends 2019 World AI Conference’s AITalk: The Age of AI Makes Art More Creative Although…

MarTech Interview with Robin Bordoli, President at RollWorks

"There is a formula I use to explain what AI is to executives that are interested in applying AI to their business. The formula is AI = TD + ML + HITL." Tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Robotics. Before joining RollWorks, I was the CEO of Figure Eight, the leading training data platform for Machine Learning teams. Figure Eight sold its platform into the automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, retail, and technology industries supporting both Natural…