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Archive for 1 marzo 2019

CentralSquare Announces 400 New Positions

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector software, announced the expansion of its workforce throughout the year ahead by 400 employees at its Centers of Excellence (COE) in the United States and Canada. The COEs are located in Lake Mary, Florida; Decorah, Iowa; Overland Park, KS; Greensboro and Castle Hayne, North Carolina; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Kelowna, British Columbia; and Cambridge, Ontario.“The expansion of our workforce at our COEs reflects our deep commitment to empower safer and smarter communities through technology,” said CentralSquare CEO Simon Angove. “Our talented teams, now delivering expertise across the entire continent, develop, market and deliver the latest technological advances such as data science, IoT and artificial intelligence to the public sector. By expanding the depth and breadth of this talent, we’re doubling down on our commitment to our 7,500+ agency customers, helping them to successfully meet the growing needs of communities across North America.”
Formed by the merger of Superion, TriTech along with Zuercher, and the public sector and healthcare business of Aptean, CentralSquare Technologies is an industry leader in public safety and public administration software, serving over 7,500 organizations from the largest metropolitan city to counties and towns of every size across North America. Its technology platform provides solutions for public safety, including 911, computer-aided dispatch, records management, mobile, citations, evidence management, and corrections. For public administration agencies, CentralSquare provides software for finance, human capital management, payroll, utility billing, citizen engagement, asset management, regulatory compliance, and community development. For hospitals and clinicians, it provides patient information, compliance, and analytics software. CentralSquare’s broad, unified and agile software suite serves 3 in 4 citizens across North America. More information is available at http://www.CentralSquare.com

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AKEBONO TEA Releases The First Ever Organic Tea Brand Specializing In Japanese Green Tea

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

AKEBONO TEA K.K. today announced that AKEBONO TEA are going to release their line of organic teas which infuse herbs with traditional Japanese tea, on the February 28 2019; and start shipping worldwide.AKEBONO TEA offers classic tea collection consisted with traditional Sencha, Hojicha and Genmaicha as well as herbal blends which mixes in various kinds of herbs to create rich aromatic fragrances that complements the Japanese tea bases to create refreshing tastes and aromas. The unique tea collection is offered in eight different flavours.
The tea leaves are grown and handpicked at a farm located at the bottom of Mt. Fuji, taking in all the nutrients from sunlight and water running from the mountain to nourish the soil. This allows for all the blends are certified organic by JAS, meaning their tea can be enjoyed with the peace of mind knowing that there were no pesticides of chemical fertilizers used in the process of cultivating their organic tea. Along with promoting the use of organic tea leaves, AKEBONO TEA encourages sustainable relationships between customers, producers, and nature as they purchase the tea leaves directly from tea farms.
AKEBONO TEA is inspired by the city of Tokyo, where the company started; blending together the old and the new. Their goal is to create unique Japanese tea by mixing traditional tea and herbs and creating a new perspective as a brand by incorporating tradition and modernity, two aspects which can be found in the city of Tokyo.

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J. W. Childs Associates Announces Retirement of Co-Founder John Childs

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (JWC), a private equity firm focused on providing operational expertise to middle-market growth companies, today announced the retirement of its co-founder, John Childs. Mr. Childs, who is not currently active in the management of the firm, has stepped down as chairman of J.W. Childs Associates and as a director of the board at KeyImpact, a Fund IV portfolio company. As it has been over the past decade, the firm will continue to be led by Adam Suttin, managing partner, and David Fiorentino, Jeff Teschke and Bill Watts, partners.
“John built an enduring and strong business and we appreciate his many contributions to JWC,” said Suttin. “I look forward with confidence to the next chapter for our firm and wish John well.” Mr. Childs, 77, has had a successful investment career spanning the past five decades. He established J.W. Childs Associates in 1995 and led the organization in its first three funds and many profitable investments, such as Beltone Electronics, Universal Hospital Services and Meow Mix. Before founding JWC, Mr. Childs was a senior managing director at THL where he led the investment in Snapple Beverage, one of the most successful leveraged buyouts in the industry. Before THL, Mr. Childs was a senior managing director for the Capital Markets Group at the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

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Falkonry Expands Predictive Operations Customer Base in Japan by 300%

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

Following a successful customer roadshow in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kobe, Falkonry, Inc., the leading provider of predictive operations technology, today announced that it has significantly expanded its customer base in Japan. The company’s pre-packaged machine learning and collaborative AI system, Falkonry LRS, enables operations teams to quickly discover, explain and predict behaviors that matter, without requiring data scientists. Leading Japanese companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries have already been using this product, and Falkonry is now signing additional customers throughout Japan. New customers include Sumitomo Corporation and IHI Corporation, among others.“We have seen strong demand from Japan manufacturers particularly in the automotive, heavy equipment and smart factory industries where Falkonry LRS can deliver significant improvements,” said Dr. Nikunj Mehta, Founder and CEO of Falkonry. “Falkonry is committed to the Japanese market and working with both our new and existing customers to help advance their smart factory and digital solution initiatives.”

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New IoT Vulnerabilities Illustrate Risks of Connected Devices

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

Mobile World Congress — McAfee researchers have uncovered two new vulnerabilities within connected devices that allow hackers access to the personal lives of consumers. A vulnerability within BoxLock smart padlock could have enabled hackers to unlock the device within a few seconds, and a vulnerability within the Mr. Coffee brand coffee maker with Wemo could grant hackers access to home networks. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and smart devices gain popularity, McAfee warns consumers and businesses alike that cybercriminals will continue to find new ways to exploit all connected things. McAfee is committed to threat research and applauds businesses that quickly remediate disclosed vulnerabilities to provide more secure products to their customers.“Cybercriminals are relentless, and as long as we continue to connect devices to the internet, they will continue to search for ways to exploit them,” said Raj Samani, McAfee fellow and chief scientist. “Vulnerability disclosures can be frightening for both the consumers using connected devices and the organizations that create them, however, the process is an essential component of creating a safer future. Cybersecurity researchers, businesses, and consumers working together to expose and eliminate these vulnerabilities keeps us all a step ahead of the bad guys.”

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Worksoft Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

Addison, Texas, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Worksoft, Inc. (“Worksoft”), a leading provider of continuous test automation software, and Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, today announced Marlin’s majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Worksoft. Worksoft provides the market’s leading end-to-end continuous test automation platform for packaged applications (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Workday). The company’s solutions enable enterprise customers to conduct automated business process discovery, test creation and execution, analytics and documentation of cross-application workflows that support mission critical processes. Marlin’s investment and operational support will enable Worksoft to rapidly scale its platform and help global enterprises increase the speed, accuracy and coverage of process testing in an increasingly diverse business application landscape. “Digital transformation has enabled vendors across a wide range of industries to improve product offerings, drive deeper engagement with customers and optimize selling and marketing efforts, but has also demanded these enterprises modernize their core business application environments to keep pace. This transformative shift to modern platforms has made the discovery, test creation and automation of business processes mission-critical” said Lee Constantino, CEO of Worksoft.
Shea & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor and Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr acted as legal advisor to Worksoft. Goodwin Procter LLP acted as legal advisor to Marlin. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Accenture Wins GLOMO Award for Virtual Reality Mobile Application

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

The Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Virtual Experience Solutions (AVEnueS) has won “Best Mobile VR or AR” at the GSMA GLOMO Awards 2019. The award was presented at MWC19 Barcelona yesterday.
AVEnueS, a solution created by Accenture Health & Public Service, in collaboration with Accenture Interactive, is a first-of-its-kind use of virtual reality in the social services sector, designed to accelerate and expand the training and development of child welfare caseworkers. It was created with real actors and uses immersive storytelling and interactive voice-based scenarios to transform how caseworkers practice and hone data-gathering and decision-making skills. “VR technology is continuing to advance and has the potential to significantly improve outcomes for citizens by helping social service agencies provide even better services,” said Rainer Binder, who leads Accenture’s social services practice globally. “Advances have brought VR to a point where it offers a new transformative way for citizen services organizations to help train caseworkers and other social workers to be more prepared and effective in the field.”AVEnueS requires only a wireless Oculus® headset, a downloadable app and a WiFi connection. The child welfare module involves a trainee interviewing members of a family to determine whether a child is safe in the home. It is designed to help caseworkers assess ambiguity in a home environment, build confidence through practice, and accelerate the pace of learning. As an intense learning experience, it offers a new route to build deep caseworker skills as well as to foster greater understanding among policymakers and other child welfare stakeholders.AVEnueS is also a finalist for an Interactive Innovation Award at South by Southwest® (SXSW®), an award which honors the most forward-thinking advancements in the digital space. The solution will be on display at the finalist showcase on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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