Lightspeed Appoints Merline Saintil to its Board of Directors

Lightspeed a global commerce leader, announced the appointment of internationally recognized technology and engineering leader Merline Saintil to its board of directors. As Lightspeed helps SMBs future-proof their businesses with innovative financial services and omnichannel solutions during a pivotal moment of growth, Saintil brings to the board years of experience developing award-winning products for Fortune 500 technology companies, including Intuit, Yahoo, and PayPal. Marketing Technology News: Bidalgo Transforms Ad…

Thryv Holdings, Inc. Announces New Board of Directors, Adding Silicon Valley and SaaS Experience

Thryv Holdings, Inc. (“Thryv”) announced a new board of directors focused on enhancing the company’s leadership with a deep bench of Silicon Valley and SaaS-industry expertise. “We’re excited to announce our new board members,” said Thryv CEO and President Joe Walsh. “As Thryv focuses increasingly on its growing small business software segment, we welcome the SaaS experience and leadership these new directors bring to our team.” Marketing Technology News: Sinch AB (publ): Sinch Completes First Part of Acquisition of…

Gollgi Brings Human Touch Back to Search With Its Open-market Platform

Unlike existing platforms that emphasize automation in every aspect of search, Gollgi provides online searchers with a request-based protocol that harnesses the power of human reasoning and intervention Gollgi, the platform specializing in connecting buyers with sellers, has pioneered an infrastructure positioned to permanently alter the landscape of e-commerce by turning search engines into service engines, effectively prioritizing human needs over clicks. Gollgi’s platform cuts out costly barriers companies face today…

Aspect Announces General Availability of Aspect Via 20, Its World-Class Enterprise Cloud Contact Center Solution

The only fully-featured enterprise cloud contact center solution designed to meet the demands of large enterprises Aspect announced the general availability of Aspect Via® 20, the latest release of its enterprise cloud contact center solution. This release features an array of additional new capabilities and customer driven enhancements on top of its proven contact management and workforce optimization applications. Aspect Via users enjoy the ability to modularly deploy these best-of-breed applications on a common cloud…

Equifax, LVMH and the State of Illinois Trust the Okta Identity Cloud to Secure Workforce and Customer Identities

Organizations across industries leverage the Okta Identity Cloud to adapt to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced that Equifax and LVMH selected the Okta Identity Cloud to seamlessly and securely connect their people to critical applications. Okta also announced that the State of Illinois successfully deployed the Okta Identity Cloud to enable its workforce to address the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Okta…

Independent Research Firm Names NICE inContact CXone a Leader in Cloud Contact Center Evaluation

CXone ranks top in both current offering and strategy, earns highest possible scores in 29 of the 33 criteria NICE inContact, a NICE business, announced that NICE inContact CXone, the world’s #1 cloud customer experience platform, has been recognized as a leader for Cloud Contact Centers by Forrester Research. The Forrester Wave™: Contact-Center-As-A-Service (CCaaS) Providers, Q3 2020 report identifies CXone among the most significant cloud contact center platforms in the market, with CXone receiving the highest possible…

Druva Announces Partnership and Channel Expansion With Tech Data

Company sets its sights on hyper growth through partnership with one of the world’s largest IT distributors as more enterprises accelerate their journey to cloud Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, announced the launch of a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data’s presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by…

BigCommerce Teams Up with Facebook to Unlock Checkout on Instagram Feature for US Merchants

BigCommerce, a leading open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today announced the availability of checkout on Instagram for eligible US merchants. BigCommerce merchants can be among the first to adopt the new feature, which provides shoppers an intuitive, seamless and secure way to purchase products they discover on Instagram in a few clicks, without leaving the app. Leveraging BigCommerce’s native integration with Facebook Commerce Manager, merchants can easily connect their ecommerce…

Sourcepoint Teams with Oracle to Optimize Consumer Privacy Management

Sourcepoint, a leading privacy compliance platform for the digital marketing ecosystem and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced its collaboration with Oracle Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle’s suite of customer experience products. Sourcepoint has formed a relationship to help Oracle customers protect consumer privacy and manage compliance and user consent. Sourcepoint will also join Oracle CX’s ISV Partner Advisory Board to help shape the direction of their products and partner programs. Marketing…

Folloze Launches ‘ABM Now’ Solution to Accelerate Time to Revenue for B2B Vendors

Industry leaders Folloze and Demandbase collaborate to streamline the planning and execution of Account-Based Marketing campaigns Folloze announced the launch of ABM Now, an all-in-one Account-Based Marketing (ABM) solution that includes the Folloze Personalized marketing platform powered by Demandbase firmographic data. ABM Now enables marketers to quickly plan and execute highly personalized revenue-generating campaigns against their target accounts. Today, the success of any ABM program requires both a customer-centric…

Retailers Can Now Alert Shoppers on Inventory Availability at Their Preferred Store with SmarterHQ’s Store Product Alerts

With the expected rise in curbside pick-up and buy online, pick-up in-store (BOPIS) from retailers this holiday season, SmarterHQ announced the launch of Store Product Alerts, enabling retail marketers to send automated messages to alert shoppers of inventory availability at their preferred store based on their unique interests and shopping behaviors. "Retailers are still trying to figure out their holiday strategies as the pandemic has caused so much uncertainty. While brands have historically relied on a memorable…

Tsedal Neeley and Ritcha Ranjan Join Brightcove’s Board of Directors

Bringing expertise in remote work, digital transformation and technology, the new members will help guide Brightcove to the next stage of growth Brightcove Inc., the world’s leading video technology platform, announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors, Tsedal Neeley of Harvard Business School and Ritcha Gupta Ranjan of Google. Dr. Tsedal Neeley has been a professor at the Harvard Business School since 2007 and has been the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard…

Protegrity Achieves Certification on Cloudera Data Platform

As a Cloudera Certified Technology, Protegrity Delivers Industry-leading Protection for Sensitive Data Across the Enterprise Protegrity, the data-security solutions provider, announced that it has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). Protegrity’s data-protection platform is now a Cloudera Certified Technology and has been tested, validated, and certified to work with CDP. The Protegrity platform’s CDP certification creates a trusted and protected environment where customers’ data can flow freely and…

Qumu Announces Another Major Feature Release for Video Control Center Customers

Leading Enterprise Video provider adds Qumu Analytics Engine (QAE), Qumu Messaging Service (QMS) and new Zoom App to already feature-rich technology platform Qumu, the leading provider of best-in-class video technology for the enterprise, has announced the release of Qumu Video Control Center (VCC) Version 10.5, the customer-hosted deployment of Qumu’s intelligent Enterprise Video platform. This release includes a new Qumu Analytics Engine (QAE) which provides comprehensive, real-time and historical usage reporting of both…

Frost & Sullivan Ranks RingCentral Highest for the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market in 2020 UCaaS Radar Report

RingCentral, Inc. a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, announced it has been ranked highest for both the European Hosted IP Telephony and Unified Cloud Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Market in the new 2020 Frost & Sullivan UCaaS Radar Report. The Frost & Sullivan Radar Report provides results from an in-depth analysis built on a 360-degree research methodology evaluating more than 120 companies. The team of industry analysts identified 20…

Half of CIOs Are Increasing IT Budgets, 43% Focused on Identity and Access Management, Hitachi ID and Pulse Survey Shows

CIOs are prioritizing identity and access management (IAM) over endpoint security and security awareness training in 2020, according to a recent survey conducted by Pulse on behalf of Hitachi ID. The survey, focused on changes in IT spending in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, reveals that cybersecurity is IT leaders’ top focus for the rest of the year—and half of those surveyed are increasing their budgets to support their goals. The pandemic has upended most businesses’ 2020 plans, with 70% of CIOs reporting their…

Cinedigm Partners with Fantawild to Operate Animated Streaming Channel

Deal with China’s #1 Theme Park and Children’s Media Company Brings Thousands of Hours of Top-Rated Programming to American Audiences Cinedigm announced a partnership with Fantawild, China’s Largest Theme Park Operator and the Top producer of Children’s Animation in Asia, to launch a new global streaming service featuring thousands of hours of the company’s widely acclaimed animated series. The Fantawild channel is planned for a launch in the second half of 2020 and will be available worldwide for linear and AVOD platforms…

Fuze Broadens Network Connectivity to Enhance Enterprise UCaaS Deployments

New options enable secure, reliable, and high-quality connectivity with the Fuze network Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications provider for the modern global enterprise, announced an expanded portfolio of network connectivity options. These new offerings provide more flexibility for customers connecting to Fuze’s global architecture by leveraging customizable solutions based on their organizational requirements and existing network infrastructure. This flexibility also extends to voice carrier connectivity with…

Quizlet Announces New Board Member and Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Brayton, recent CMO of LinkedIn, joins Quizlet Board of Directors, and Brad Ramsey, of Twitter, joins as Chief Marketing Officer Quizlet, the global learning platform known for its AI-powered study tools, announced it has appointed Shannon Brayton to its Board of Directors and has appointed a Chief Marketing Officer, Brad Ramsey. "We are so excited to welcome Shannon and Brad, as veteran tech executives and experts in their fields," said Matthew Glotzbach, CEO of Quizlet. "They bring decades of leadership in…

MerchantE Backs Exceptional Customer Experience with Boomtown Alliance

Digital Commerce Platform Provider Joins Forces with Innovative Customer Support Expert MerchantE, a leading end-to-end digital commerce platform, announces a strategic partnership with product support platform expert, Boomtown, that will greatly enhance its overall customer support experience. Leveraging Boomtown’s machine learning models, MerchantE will expand capabilities and efficiencies for its customer support team by providing more personalized support services that aid in selling, activating and supporting…