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Akeneo Hires Adobe Veteran as VP of Strategy and Growth

Kristin Naragon to spearhead PXM leader’s global expansion Akeneo, a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) solutions for corporate brands and retailers, announced the appointment of enterprise software veteran Kristin W. Naragon as VP of strategy and growth. The former head of go-to-market strategy for Adobe's marketing automation offering, Naragon will report directly to Akeneo CEO, Fred de Gombert, using her extensive experience in the industry to accelerate both organic and inorganic global growth…

Daily MarTech Roundup: The 5 Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from ParTech, Inc (PAR), IDC, S&P Global Market Intelligence (S&P), Aurora Mobile Limited and Mastercard. Agilence Integrates with PAR Technology’s Cloud-Based Brink POS® Software ParTech, Inc (PAR), a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) software and integrated technical solutions to the restaurant and retail industries and wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology…

A New IDC MarketScape Assesses Ten General-Purpose Artificial Intelligence Software Platform Providers

International Data Corporation (IDC) published a new assessment of ten companies that provide general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI) software platforms. The IDC MarketScape report uses a comprehensive framework to assess these vendors relative to a set of criteria that explain both short-term and long-term success in the AI software platforms market. The evaluation also incorporates buyer perceptions of these providers' key characteristics and capabilities. The ten AI software platform providers evaluated in this…

Citrix a Leader in Digital Workspace Solutions

Company recognized as frontrunner in all technologies required to create simple, intelligent work experience that engages employees and empowers them to perform at their best Work today is broken. It requires too much technology that’s too hard to use. Distractions from emails, texts, Tweets, Slacks and all the channels we need to use to get things done are relentless. And traditional models don’t provide the flexibility that modern workers demand. Plenty of solutions aim to fix parts of this. But Citrix Systems, Inc. has…

Voximplant Raises $10 Million to Fund Global Expansion for its Cloud-based Voice and Video Communications Platform that Services More than…

Baring Vostok Capital Partners and RTP Ventures Back European Communications Platform-as-a-Service Leader as it Brings AI-powered Capabilities to North America Voximplant, the leader in cloud communications platforms for the European market, announced it has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding to support its international expansion. Voximplant has profitably grown to more than 100 employees, supporting 20,000 customers in six countries based on a small seed round. The new investment led by Baring Vostok…

Vonage Conversation API to Drive Superior Customer Experience Through Conversations

Vonage, a global leader in business cloud communications, has announced the launch of its Conversation API at the Company’s user and developer conference, Vonage Campus. As the newest addition to the Vonage API Platform, the Conversation API enables developers and enterprises to create customised, real-time conversations that maintain context across multiple channels, including messaging and voice. “Brands are increasingly competing on customer experience and those that resonate the most with today’s customer are those that…

New Research Finds The Salesforce Economy Will Create More than $1 Trillion in New Business Revenues and 4.2 Million Jobs between 2019 and…

Salesforce ecosystem is on track to become nearly six times larger than Salesforce itself by 2024, earning $5.80 for every dollar Salesforce makes Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced new research from IDC that finds Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 4.2 million new jobs and $1.2 trillion in new business revenues worldwide between 2019 and 2024. The research also finds Salesforce is driving massive gains for its partner ecosystem, which will see $5.80 in gains for every $1 Salesforce makes by…

New IDC Spending Guide Sees Consumer Spending on Technology Reaching $1.69 Trillion in 2019

Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), consumer purchases of traditional and emerging technologies will remain strong over the 2019-2023 forecast period, reaching $2.06 trillion in 2023 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%. Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of…

IBM Ranked the Worldwide Market Share Leader in AI for Third Consecutive Year

Software, Hardware and Services Boosted Ibm’s AI Revenue by 19%, With Ibm Capturing 9.2% Share of Overall AI Market in 2018 For a third year in a row, IBM has been ranked the market share leader in the IDC Market Share: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth — POCs Poised to Enter Full-Blown Production report, which ranked companies by global AI revenue in 2018. According to IDC, the worldwide AI market grew 35.6% to $28.1 billion last year as a result of announcements, initiatives and…

SAS Sees 105% Growth in AI Revenue, Per Analyst Report

SAS ranks second in revenue in 2018 for artificial intelligence (AI) software platforms While the overall artificial intelligence (AI) market saw steady growth last year, SAS experienced growth at a rate nearly four times faster than the overall market, at 104.6% according to the IDC report, Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Software Platforms Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth — Moving Toward Production. SAS ranked second overall in 2018 in the AI software platforms category. "SAS had impressive growth in the artificial…

Clumio Announces $51 Million in Funding and Unveils Authentic SaaS for Enterprise Backup

Clumio, innovator of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, announced $51 Million in funding from leading Silicon Valley investors and officially launched its flagship backup as a service product. With this new service, enterprises can eliminate hardware and software for on-premise backup and avoid the complexity and cost of running 3rd party backup software in the cloud. By taking full advantage of cloud scale, economics, and elasticity, there is now a secure and efficient way to protect on-premise, VMware Cloud for AWS, and…

Three Providers of Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Displays for Commercial Use Named IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published an IDC Innovators report profiling three companies that have developed augmented reality (AR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) for commercial use. The three companies are Kopin, North, and RealWear. A new IDC Innovators report profiles three companies that have developed augmented reality (AR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) for commercial use Augmented reality technology brings information into the line of sight to the user. While most people will experience their first…

AR/VR Headsets Return to Growth in the First Quarter As New Models and Use Cases Restore Momentum to the Market, According to IDC

The worldwide augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market returned to growth after a year of decline as global shipments during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) reached 1.3 million, up 27.2% from the same quarter last year. The overall AR/VR market has begun to grow again thanks to a surge in shipments of standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tethered HMDs that helped to offset the decline in the low-end, screenless viewer segment, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide…

Episerver Launches App Marketplace Bringing Digital Experience Technologies to a Single, Shoppable Source

Through the New Marketplace, Episerver Customers Can Maximize Business Investment and Improve Customer Experiences and Extend Platform Functionality The marketing technology landscape is ever-growing, ballooning to an all-time high in 2019. Knowing its customers use and want to use unique combinations of these systems and others to power their digital commerce, marketing and operations, Episerver is committed to hyper-extensibility through today’s launch of Episerver App Marketplace™, a place for customers to browse and…

Net Element Launches Blade, Fully-Automated, Artificial Intelligence-Powered Underwriting Solution with Predictive Scoring

Net Element’s Blade unlocks the power of artificial intelligence Net Element, Inc., a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multichannel environment including point-of-sale (POS), e-commerce and mobile devices, announces that it has launched Blade, its proprietary, fully-automated, artificial intelligence (“AI”)-powered underwriting solution with predictive scoring. Blade is a software built for underwriting and on-boarding of new merchants, reducing potential…

Survey: 96% of Enterprises Encounter Training Data Quality and Labeling Challenges in Machine Learning Projects

Research Finds Artificial Intelligence Is Still Emerging, Driving Training Data Issues for AI and Machine Learning Initiatives IDC predicts worldwide spending on artificial intelligence (AI)  systems will reach $35.8 billion in 2019, and 84% of enterprises believe investing in AI will lead to greater competitive advantages (Statista). However, nearly eight out of 10 enterprise organizations currently engaged in AI and machine learning (ML) report that projects have stalled, and 96% of these companies have run into…

Salesforce and OpenClassrooms Announce Partnership to Prepare the Workforce for the Jobs of Tomorrow

The World's #1 CRM Company and the European Leader in Online Education Join Forces to Train Individuals Around the World on High-Demand Technology Jobs Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, and OpenClassrooms, the European leader in online education, announced a partnership to prepare individuals around the world for high-demand jobs in the technology sector. The companies are launching the first fully digital, online diploma course recognised by the French government and certified by Salesforce. Leveraging Trailhead,…

Baidu Rises to Top 5 in IDC Ranking of Public Cloud Services Providers in China

Leveraging Its Technological Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Baidu Is Driving Rapid Growth of Cloud Services Business Baidu, Inc. ranked as one of the top five public cloud services providers in China in a recent survey conducted by global market intelligence firm IDC. The new position signals Baidu Cloud’s strong momentum in the fast-growing market segment driven by the company’s leading capabilities in AI technology. Baidu Cloud ranked fifth in terms of market share in the combined Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)…

Where’s Our Data? IDC Executive Brief – Data Control is Crucial for Success in Digital Transformation

Data control and the housing of data are both critically important in the digital transformation economy. However, 60% of Nordic decision makers cannot say for sure where or even in which country their data resides. DigiPlex and IDC Nordic are, in this unique Executive Brief, addressing this critical knowledge gap and answering five questions to help businesses stay ahead in the digital transformation race. 65% of European CEOs are under digital pressure The comprehensive Executive Brief from IDC Nordic, in collaboration…

Why Content Creation is Nearing A Tipping Point

Content creation is nearing a point where a machine-first approach is becoming a reality. This is largely due to the fact that going global has never been more important for companies, yet despite the opportunity that comes with accessing untapped markets and driving exposure in unchartered territories, expansion overseas is not without its challenges. Deloitte Private recently launched its first global business survey, analyzing the objectives and results of almost 2,000 private company leaders in 30 countries. The…