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Phil Sorgen Joins Glia Board

Microsoft Executive Brings Deep Digital Transformation Expertise to the Leader in Digital Customer Service Glia, a leading Digital Customer Service platform, announced Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Sorgen has joined its Board of Directors effective January 7th, 2020. Sorgen is an expert in driving digital transformation for commercial enterprises. "With rapidly accelerating growth and category creation, Glia has an exciting mission ahead of it," said Sorgen. "I look forward to lending my knowledge of digital…

Poly Supercharges Microsoft Teams Experience with UC Headsets for Smart, Simple Collaboration

Poly adds to its Microsoft Teams certified wireless Bluetooth headset portfolio to help remote and office workers stay connected from anywhere Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced Voyager 4245 Office, a new Bluetooth headset solution with a Microsoft Teams-enabled option, further adding to Poly's broad portfolio of Teams-enabled headsets and devices. Poly offers a breadth of solutions with 15 Microsoft Teams-certified headsets and…

Enghouse Integrates with Microsoft Teams for Contact Center

Enghouse Cloud and Communications Center support advanced integration with MS Teams Enghouse Systems Limited is participating in the Microsoft Teams Connected Contact Center certification program and now offers cloud and on-premise contact center options for Microsoft Teams. For customers deploying Teams, Enghouse Interactive offers Enghouse Cloud, which provides Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), and Enghouse Interactive Communications Center (CC) V11.0, which supports on-premise or private cloud deployment options.…

Arkose Labs Raises $22 Million in Series B Round Led by M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund

With participation from PayPal and USVP, this new funding round empowers Arkose Labs in its fight to bankrupt the business of online fraud and abuse Arkose Labs, provider of online fraud and abuse prevention technology, announced it has raised an additional $22 million in Series B funding led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12, as well as participation from existing investors PayPal and USVP. “We are proud to welcome Arkose Labs to M12’s portfolio. With Arkose’s end-to-end anti-fraud platform, enterprises across the globe…

N3 Holding Virtual Hiring Events to Support Growing Workforce and Changing Landscape Amid COVID-19

Leader in Technology sales hiring 80+ sales agents in Charleston WV N3, a global leader in integrated B2B technology sales and marketing, announced today they will hold virtual hiring events for interested candidates in Charleston, WV, and surrounding areas, to support continued growth from top tier clients such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco. Marketing Technology News: Xebec Provides Update on Coronavirus Impact on Global Operations N3’s shift to virtual hiring events is in response to the rapidly changing workplace…

Wipro Launches Microsoft Business Unit for Digital Transformation Solutions

Business Unit will leverage Microsoft’s technologies to meet customers’ cloud needs Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company,  announced the launch of its Microsoft Business Unit. The unit will focus on the development and evangelization of solutions leveraging Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services. This initiative is an outcome of Wipro’s expanded global alliance with Microsoft to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation for its customers across…

Ribbon’s Intelligent Edge Solutions Certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Voice Calling Capabilities

Newly certified solutions allow service providers to deploy powerful Intelligent Edge devices that improve the Microsoft Teams collaboration experience by adding voice calling capabilities Ribbon Communications Inc. , a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications solutions, announced that its market-leading Intelligent Edge multi-service business gateways (MSBGs), which include the EdgeMarc 2900, 4800, 6000 and 7000 series, have all been certified for Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams.…

Microsoft AI Executive Sophia Velastegui Joins BlackLine Board Of Directors

Software and emerging technology veteran to bring Microsoft, Google and Apple experience to BlackLine BlackLine, Inc. announced that Sophia Velastegui of Microsoft has joined the accounting automation software leader's board of directors, effective March 16th, 2020, bringing the number of female directors on BlackLine's board to three.  A widely recognized technology industry leader and artificial intelligence (AI) expert, Ms. Velastegui will draw on her more than 20 years of experience at global technology trailblazers…

Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling Transcends Typical Marketing Offerings

Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling Brings an Innovative Application Just in Time for Microsoft Awards Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling, a marketing agency that helps technology companies rise above the noise by empowering data with story, is excited to announce general availability of the inaugural Software-as-a-Service marketing portal. This application is one of the first marketing automation software solutions that completely caters to technology companies. Winning Microsoft Awards Methodology Free to Use in Module…

Netwrix Now Delivers Data Classification for Google Drive and Integrates with Microsoft Information Protection

Organizations can reduce security-related stress with trustworthy data tagging and prove compliance with the CCPA faster and more easily Netwrix, a vendor that makes data security easy, announced today the release of Netwrix Data Classification 5.5.2. This updated version enables customers to enrich Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) capabilities by accurately and consistently labelling documents; improve the security of sensitive content stored on their corporate Google Drive; and ease the burden of CCPA compliance.…

EY Launches Baseline Protocol, an Open Source Initiative for the Public Ethereum Blockchain

Initiative is comprised of enterprise procurement and business process tools developed in cooperation with ConsenSys and Microsoft EY announced the launch of the Baseline protocol, a new package of public domain blockchain tools that will allow enterprises to build and deploy procurement and other business processes securely and privately on the public Ethereum blockchain. EY developed the Baseline protocol in cooperation with ConsenSys and Microsoft. Marketing Technology News: Pixalate Releases 2019 App-ads.txt and…

Amidst Aggressive US Expansion, Resulticks Honored With Prestigious Award by Microsoft at AI Awards 2.0

Resulticks, the world's fastest-growing real-time conversation marketing solutions provider, was recently honored with the "Elevating Customer Experience with AI" prize at the AI Awards 2.0 organized by Forbes and Microsoft in India. Redickaa Subrammanian, co-founder and CEO of Resulticks, accepted the prestigious prize from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Resulticks, which recently announced aggressive US expansion plans, received the accolade for its significant advancements in AI. The intensive selection process evaluated…

Microsoft and Accenture Collaborate to Help Entrepreneurs Amplify Social Impact

Companies Aim to Benefit a Million People by Democratizing Access to Impactful Technology Microsoft Corp. and Accenture are teaming to help deepen the reach of entrepreneurs and start-ups that are focused on social impact and sustainability. The joint initiative will provide hands-on support and technologies to social enterprises, helping them to build scalable solutions and business models that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for a greater number of people around the world. “Startups in the social…

Avtex Hires Kristine Hansen as Vice President of Sales

Hansen Will Focus on Delivering Extraordinary Experiences by Unifying Microsoft and Genesys Technology Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, announced the hiring of Kristine Hansen as Vice President of Sales. Hansen, previously with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, recently concluded her role as a Senior Director at Genesys. In her new role, she will report to Avtex Chief Business Officer, Bryce Gibson. “I know firsthand how capable and successful Avtex has been at providing seamless,…

Increasingly Socially Responsible UK Consumers Call out Big Brands on Meaningless Climate Change Pledges

Ahead of HRH Sustainability Summit on 10th March, new research among 2,264 UK internet users aged 16–64, from GlobalWebIndex reveals consumer attitudes towards climate change and an increasingly socially responsible UK consumer. The socially responsible UK consumer, a majority (80%) of internet users in the UK are ‘concerned’ about the future of the environment. Almost two-thirds (64%) of Brits state plastic pollution as their number one environmental concern. And it seems this concern is being supported with direct action…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Zendesk, Salesforce, eBay, Microsoft Corp and RTW Retailwinds. Salesforce Update: Vlocity Acquisition, Co-CEO Keith Block Stepping Down and More… Salesforce economy is definitely booming and set to register another phenomenal quarter ahead. The world’s biggest CRM-maker for Marketing, Sales and Commerce has announced big updates this week. Zendesk to Hold Annual Analyst and Investor…

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…

Aprimo and Templafy Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Aprimo Connector for Microsoft Office Powered by Templafy

Supported by Templafy, the Aprimo connector empowers employees with direct access, real-time updates and document compliance for digital assets in Microsoft Office applications Templafy, a global leader in enterprise document content and template management technology, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with digital asset management and work management software provider Aprimo to deliver the Aprimo Connector for Microsoft Office powered by Templafy. Marketing Technology News: Spiro Calls…

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…

Shawn Blevins Joins Inseev Interactive

Leading Performance Digital Marketing Agency Welcomes Industry Veteran as Chief Revenue Officer to Manage Exploding Growth INSEEV INTERACTIVE has announced Shawn Blevins has joined as Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Shawn will be responsible for ensuring the company extends its leadership position in the fast-growing market for Digital Performance focused on SEO, Paid Media, and Content Marketing. Stop Wasting Paid Search dollars "Inseev has unlocked repeatable organic growth for leading…