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As Manufacturing Digitally Transforms, Companies Turn to ON24 to Enable Channel and Build Pipeline

Benchmarks Report Highlights Industry Best Practices as 86% of Manufacturers Say Webinars Lower Cost per Lead With 71% of manufacturing professionals saying that webinars help them reach target accounts, ON24 -- the leading technology company helping power manufacturing marketers -- is the core pillar of the industry's channel enablement, distributor education and demand generation strategy. The manufacturing industry is evolving as new innovations such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things become…

IBM Developing New Cloud Services and Technology to Help Keep Data Secured from Future Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers

New Quantum Risk Assessment and Subscription Services Available to Clients Second Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology took a major step towards maintaining the highest level of security of its client's data and privacy in the future from fault-tolerant quantum computers. With today's news, IBM is announcing that it will begin to provide, what the industry would call, quantum-safe cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020 and is…

Mergers and Acquisitions and Meltwater Refinancing Reshape PR Software Market – Burton-Taylor

M&A Spend in Current Round of Industry Restructuring Runs into Billions The market for Media Intelligence software and information solutions for public relations professionals is being radically reshaped through mergers and acquisitions, with M&A spending running into the billions, according to a new report published today by Burton-Taylor International Consulting (part of the TP ICAP group). The report looks at acquisitions by key companies including Cision, Meltwater, Kantar, Isentia and West Corp, as well as…

Spectrio Expands Digital Signage and Interactive Technology With VS Networks Merger

The Company Now Powers More Than 50,000 Screens Worldwide Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with VS Networks, a leader in cutting-edge digital and interactive signage, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. With the merger, the Company now powers more than 50,000 screens worldwide with robust back-end tools that help retailers drive in-store sales and create engaging customer experiences. Spectrio expands digital…

Recurrent Dynamics Disrupts the AI Ecosystem with Breakthrough Training Approach

New Method of Training AI Poised to Eliminate the Need for Expensive Cloud Infrastructure and Bring the Era of Ubiquitous, Human-Like Artificial Intelligence a Decade Closer Recurrent Dynamics, a Toronto based AI start-up announced that it has achieved a computational breakthrough that makes it viable to train artificial intelligence continuously, at the edge, on devices such as cell phones, tablets, self driving cars and any of the worlds 25 billion connected devices. According to Max Trokhimtchouk, CEO and founder of…

Over 53% of Social Media Logins are Fraud! Can Customer Data Be Trusted?

Social media sites have become lucrative targets for criminals looking for quick monetization. More than half of logins (53%) on social media sites are fraudulent and 25% of all new account applications on social media are fraud, according to the Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report today released by Arkose Labs, the platform that bankrupts the business model of fraud and abuse. By 2021, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $6 trillion in damages, surpassing the annual costs for natural disasters…

SocketLabs High-Volume Email Delivery Solution Now Live on SAP App Center

SAP Partneredge Build Partner Provides Smooth and Highly Scalable Email Delivery Performance to Businesses That Use Sap Solutions Worldwide with Integration to SAP Marketing Cloud SocketLabs announced that its industry-leading email delivery platform offered in both cloud and on-premise deployment models is now available on SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. The SocketLabs platform integrates with SAP Marketing Cloud and delivers a comprehensive solution that improves the way users create,…

Engagement Labs Report Reveals Sharp Differences Between Social Media and Real-Life Conversations About Brands

Most Brands' Online and Offline Conversations Are Very Different and Require Distinctive Marketing Strategies Engagement Labs, an industry-leading data and analytics firm that provides social intelligence for Fortune 500 companies, has released a new report, "360° Social Analytics: Going Beyond Social Media to Grow Brands," that reveals the surprising degree to which online and offline conversations operate independently from each other; in fact, there is virtually no correlation between online and offline sentiment.…

HPE Brings Hybrid Cloud as a Service to VMware Customers

HPE and VMware Partner to Integrate HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation, Providing Customers a Cloud Experience in their Data Centers VMworld – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the expansion of its partnership with VMware to offer VMware Cloud Foundation as a Service. Through the integration of HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation, the two companies allow mutual customers to keep all their applications, tools and data in-place, while achieving the benefits of cloud and…

Auckland Transport Selects Infor for Standards Compliance and Asset Optimisation to Deliver A Better Customer Experience

New Zealand's Regional Transportation Authority Centralises Assets in the Cloud on Infor CloudSuite EAM Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, announced that Auckland Transport (AT), New Zealand's largest regional people mover on land, by rail and over waters, has chosen to partner with Infor to standardise and manage its assets on Infor CloudSuite EAM.  The multi-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) project will help optimise AT's multi-billion-dollar assets across the organisation to…

The Smart Augmented Reality Glasses Market Is Poised for Rapid Growth, with Global Shipments to Reach 19.7 Million Units by 2025, According…

Head-Mounted Displays, Assisted Reality Glasses, Mixed Reality Holographic Displays, and Smart Helmets Will All Play a Role in Market Development The global market for smart augmented reality (AR) glasses has struggled to take off after a few years of pilots, implementations, and a lot of hype. There have been growing pains, as the reality of the state of the technology has not met end-user expectations. However, according to a new report from Tractica, the smart AR glasses market is picking up pace as it inches away…

Syncsort Acquires Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions Business to Create a Leading Data Management Platform

Transformational Acquisition Strengthens Data Quality Software Leadership Combines Best-in-Class Location Intelligence, Data Enrichment, Customer Information Management and Engagement Solutions with Powerful Data Integration and Optimization Software Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business. Together, Syncsort and the Pitney Bowes software & data business becomes one of the largest data management…

CBS and Viacom to Combine

CBS Corp. and Viacom, two of the world’s leading entertainment companies, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than $28 billion in revenue. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company, with the assets, capabilities and scale to be one of the most important content producers and providers in the world. The combined company will be a scale player globally, with leadership…

VMware’s Twin-Acquisition Deal Bolsters Big Data-Based Cloud Computing and Security

Leading Cloud and Mobility provider VMware has scooped two mega-acquisition deals for a combined total of $4 billion (approx.). With these acquisitions, VMware has further expanded its horizon into Cloud-native IT networking and security solutions powered by Big Data and emerging Cloud Computing technologies. While Pivotal Software would help VMware deliver the most comprehensive enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based portfolio for modern applications, Carbon Black's expertise in cybersecurity would help secure VMware's…

BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands Increase 4% in Overall Brand Value to $84 Billion as Technology-Enabled Categories Deliver…

Brands tap into a strong sense of national pride and reveal a renewed understanding of what it means to be Indonesian Bank Central Asia (BCA) has claimed the number one spot for the fifth year running in the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands ranking released by WPP and Kantar. As a result of the bank's consistent effort towards understanding its customers' needs and providing personalised customer experience, BCA has grown 3% in brand value to $13.1 billion, priding itself on user-friendly innovations in…

Keynote Speaker Scott Stratten to Headline SugarCRM’s SugarConnection in Boston

Global Customer Event Series Helping Clients Amplify Competitive Advantage Through Customer Experience Innovation SugarCRM Inc., the company that helps organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences, is gearing up for SugarConnection Boston - where the company will bring sales, marketing, brand and relationship expert Scott Stratten to the stage as keynote speaker in the second of four global events exclusively for Sugar customers and strategic partners. “We’re thrilled to welcome Scott to SugarConnection…

PopBase Launches Platform That Allows Creators to Gamify Their Brand and Follower Experience

PopBase, a shared social gaming app and new digital distribution platform, is launching its early access release. Now content creators – whether influencers, celebrities or industry experts, will be able to engage with their fans anytime and anywhere by expanding their social media brand into an immersive gamified experience on PopBase. Serving as an interactive fan club, creators can author and pre-schedule exclusive content through a turnkey web portal, allowing the fan club to stay active and relevant even when the…

Partnerize Launches New Capabilities to Automate More Types of Partnership

New features further expand the company’s ability to measure partnership performance across mobile, influencer programs, and strategic brand co-marketing programs Partnerize, the leading provider of partner automation solutions to global brands, announced several major enhancements to its partner management platform. The new capabilities expand the company’s ability to deliver comprehensive partnership automation and unique intelligence to drive the best possible results. The new offerings help fulfill the company’s vision…

World’s First Blockchain VR Network Set for Arrival Soon

First-of-its-Kind Network Will Deliver Compelling Blockchain Industry Content to Grow Public Conscience Through the World's Most Engaging, Experiential Visual Medium Live Planet, Inc., creator of advanced media technology infrastructure, announced the forthcoming launch of its Blockchain Virtual Reality (VR) Network (BVRN), the first VR network built specifically for the blockchain industry. The Network will feature in-depth and engaging VR programming from top blockchain industry influencers including Bad Crypto Podcast,…

Impact Announces Agency Advisory Board to Further Advance Partnership Economy

Board created within Impact’s Premier Partnership Program to advise further development of Impact’s Partnership Cloud™ and to increase efficiencies in partnership management Impact, the global leader in Partnership Automation, announced the creation of a new Agency Advisory Board as part of its Premier Partnership Program. The program, unveiled earlier this year to invest in and support agency partners, is made up of performance agencies who use Impact’s Partnership Cloud™ to manage partnership programs on behalf of their…