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Topcon Featured in Keynote Presentation at SAP Conference

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Topcon Positioning Group announces it was featured today in a keynote presentation at SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation titled “Manage Digital Disruption to Outperform Your Competition” by Christian Klein, chief operating officer and member of the executive board of SAP SE, highlighted how digitalization is forcing companies to rethink the way they deliver products and services to customers. At the presentation, Topcon and SAP demonstrated a road ecosystem that can deliver information quickly and efficiently in a scalable way by combining Topcon precision measurement and paving control expertise with SAP’s leadership as a business- and technology software provider.Kris Cowles, Topcon VP, global application IT, said, “We are finding smart and completely new ways to tap into more data than ever before to achieve game-changing outcomes in the digital era.” According to the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, in 2014, traffic congestion wasted 6.9 billion hours of motorists’ time and consumed approximately 3.1 billion gallons of gasoline. Motorists had to pay more than $100 billion in additional auto repair and operating costs annually, due to damage and wear resulting from substandard road quality and road hazards. Poor road infrastructure led to an increase in traffic fatalities by 7% from 2014 to 2015, per the American Society of Civil Engineering.To help meet these challenges, SAP and Topcon teamed up to demonstrate how components of the Topcon revolutionary SmoothRide road resurfacing system can be combined with SAP technology to create a new innovative platform to improve road infrastructure.Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group, said, “We collaborate and innovate using disruptive technology to meet the growing demands of the world. We have reached a crossroad where we now live in an incredible age of digital transformation and have the means to make changes in infrastructure and agriculture aided by modern technology.”

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AMP Robotics Launches New AI Guided Dual-Robot System for the Recycling Industry

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AMP Robotics Corp. (“AMP”), a pioneer in artificial intelligence (“AI”) and robotics for the recycling industry, today announced the launch of its new AMP Cortex™ dual-robot system (“DRS”) focused on material recovery in Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”), Electronic Waste (“E-waste”), and Construction and Demolition (“C&D”). The AMP Cortex DRS expands on their existing product line of high-speed recycling robotics guided by the AMP Neuron™ AI platform and uses two high-performance robots that rapidly sort, pick, and place materials at an unprecedented speed of 160 pieces per minute creating optimum productivity. AMP Neuron uses computer vision and machine learning to recognize different colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and patterns to identify material characteristics. Then, it directs the robots to pick and place the targeted material. The system can operate 24/7 with continuous high-precision sorting, preventing contaminants in material streams, and increasing the overall quality and purity of commodities to be reclaimed. The system is modularly designed to drop into existing facilities without requiring a major retrofit or downtime, enabling customers to quickly benefit from advanced automation.The unique design of the two robots opens up new material applications, namely the ability to efficiently process difficult material streams of post-consumer fiber. From sheets of paper to cardboard, sorting fiber is a major challenge for recycling lines, often becoming a contaminant for other recycled commodities. By solving this challenge, AMP’s technology improves the purity of materials to be recycled, while also increasing the recycling rates of post-consumer recycled fiber overall.AMP’s latest announcement follows recent press about their partnership with Ryohshin Ltd. to develop two new robotic systems using AMP Neuron AI to recycle C&D materials for the Japanese market. And most recently, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest E-waste recycler, announced plans for additional installations of the AMP Cortex system in their facilities.This week, AMP Robotics is exhibiting at WasteExpo 2019, the biggest waste management and recycling trade show in the U.S. taking place in Las Vegas from May 7 – 9, 2019. In addition to speaking at the conference about AI and robotics in recycling, Horowitz will also be receiving Waste360’s “40 Under 40 Award” and their annual “Innovator of the Year Award”, created to recognize forward thinkers who use technology to better the waste management industry.

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Onapsis and Verizon Join Forces to Accelerate and Secure SAP Customers’ Digital Transformation

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Onapsis, the leader in business application cyber resilience, is joining forces with Verizon to accelerate and protect SAP customers’ digital transformation initiatives. Customers of the two companies who are migrating their critical business applications to the SAP S/4HANA platform, using Verizon’s software-defined or other networking solutions, will now be able to access Onapsis’ end-to-end system and application visibility, threat management and protection, and streamlined compliance capabilities.The anticipated results are shorter implementation timelines, a more efficient change management process and measurable cost efficiencies.SAP is the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, serving more than 437,000 customers worldwide including 92 percent of the Forbes Global 2000. Organizations leveraging SAP to run their business distribute 78 percent of the world’s food supply and 82 percent of medical devices. Seventy-seven percent of the world’s revenue flows through SAP business applications and platforms.Onapsis and Verizon will be hosting an executive boardroom event at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, May 9th at 2 pm ET titled: Plan for Resiliency: SAP, S/4HANA, the Cloud and 5G. The session will examine the 2025 SAP S/4HANA migration deadline and best practices developed by early movers to S/4HANA including what obstacles they faced, when and how cybersecurity and compliance need to be considered, and how to best engage your application, network and security teams as you prepare to start your own journey to a digital application infrastructure. To learn more and register for this invitation only event, visit: https://www.onapsis.com/sapphire-19-verizon.

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Successful 3D Printer Brand Expands into Europe with New Headquarters

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Aleph Objects, Inc., a leader in professional desktop 3D printers, will launch its 3D printing business into the European market today. Building on the LulzBot 3D Printer line’s reputation as the leader in reliability and ease of use, the expansion will address the specific needs of European customers and resellers. The company’s new European headquarters, Aleph Objects Netherlands B.V., is located in vibrant Rotterdam, Netherlands. To continue to build future business opportunities throughout Europe, a new holding company, Aleph Objects Europe Holding B.V., was established as well.With over 80 awards in 2018, Aleph Objects is rapidly expanding into the professional and industrial 3D printing market. LulzBot 3D Printers are favored by all branches of the US Military for their reliability and dependable performance in the most extreme environments. The company relies on hundreds of its own printers working 24/7 to manufacture production-grade parts for more printers, having printed millions of parts. Automotive racing teams also prefer LulzBot 3D Printers for their unparalleled print quality, building end-use products straight from the print bed.
“European revenue growth in 2019 alone is expected to reach triple digits, with a projected overall representation of more than 30% of our future business,” said Grant Flaharty, Aleph Objects CEO and President. The European expansion follows the recent introduction of two new 3D printers this year.

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Healthcare Services: Global Market Opportunities & Strategies to 2022

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The “Healthcare Services Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.This report describes and evaluates the market for healthcare services globally. It covers two five-year periods, 2014 to 2018, termed the historic period, and 2018 through 2022, the forecast period.The global market for healthcare services reached a value of nearly $6,707.3 billion in 2018, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6% since 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% to nearly $9,581 billion by 2022.Growth in the historic period resulted from rapid growth in the size of elderly populations, strong economic growth in emerging markets, health insurance reforms and home care/monitoring. Going forward, faster economic growth, technological developments, changes in lifestyles and improved survival and quality of life will drive the growth.Factors that negatively affected growth in the historic period were low healthcare access, and shortages of skilled human resources. Factors that could hinder the growth of this market in the future are government regulations, interest rate increases and government provisions in healthcare services.The healthcare services market is segmented by type of service into hospitals and clinics, physicians and other health practitioners, dental services, residential substance abuse and mental health facilities and all other ambulatory health care services and ambulance services. The hospitals and clinics segment accounted for the largest share of the healthcare services market in 2018 at 55.1%. The hospitals and clinics segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment going forward at a CAGR of 9.9%.The healthcare services market is segmented by type of end-user gender into female end-users and male end-users. The female end-users segment accounted for the largest share of the healthcare services market in 2018 at 55.3%. The male end-users segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment going forward at CAGR of 9.4%.North America was the largest market for healthcare services, accounting for 41.1% of the global market in 2018. It was followed by Asia Pacific, Western Europe and then the other regions. Going forward, the Middle East and Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing regions in this market, where growth will be at CAGRs of 14.30% and 14.29% respectively. These will be followed by Africa and Eastern Europe where the market is expected to grow at CAGRs of 13.7% and 11.8% respectively.The global market for healthcare services is highly fragmented. The top ten competitors in the healthcare services market made up 4.9% of the total market in 2018. Major players in the market include the UK National Health Service, Kaiser Permanente, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, Community Health Systems, Inc., DaVita Inc., and Universal Health Services.Healthcare services is the largest segment of the global healthcare market, accounting for 79.4% of the total. It was followed by pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment and then the other segments. Biologics is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the healthcare market going forward at a CAGR of 13.6% during the forecast period.. This will be followed by veterinary healthcare, healthcare services, and pharmaceutical drugs, where the markets are expected to grow at CAGRs of 10.9%, 9.3% and 6.0% respectively.
The top opportunities in the global healthcare services market will arise in hospitals and clinics segment which will gain $1,688.3 billion of global annual sales by 2022. The healthcare services market size will gain the most in China at $657.3 billion. Healthcare services trend-based strategies include increasing the adoption of bundled payments, using digital tools and adopting shared medical appointments by companies. Players adopted strategies in the healthcare services industry include acquiring companies in similar industries to expand their presence and focusing on offering quality services to their patients.To take advantage of these opportunities, the author among a number of other strategies recommends the healthcare services companies to collaborate across verticals and industries to provide value-based healthcare, adopting cloud-based electronic health records, and expanding in emerging markets, among other strategies.

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ICR Publishes Guide to a Successful Special Purpose Acquisition Company

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ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, today announced the release of ICR’s Guide to a Successful SPAC. This primer update for SPACs provides an overview of the SPAC market, explains how and where SPACs typically list, which investment banks work on these IPOs, the emerging interest of institutional investors, and the unique communications challenges for executing a successful transaction or “de-SPACing.” SPACs, formed to raise capital in an initial public offering with the purpose of identifying and acquiring one or more operating companies, are generally given up to two years to complete a successful business combination.“SPACs are attracting higher quality acquisition targets and more private equity firms are willing to take back roll-over equity as part of consideration in the deal. Yet structurally, SPACs still provide the business seller with more liquidity than a typical IPO,” said Don Duffy, President of ICR. “As the deal size grows, we are also seeing increased institutional investor participation in these transactions.”
More than 70 public SPACs hold approximately $20 billion in cash and have not yet completed acquisitions. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, 14 SPACs raised over $3 billion, almost exceeding the issuance from all other types of IPOs combined.The de-SPAC process begins once the SPAC announces its proposed acquisition, representing the start of a high-stakes, condensed timeline to complete the transaction.To be successful, SPACs need an experienced team that understands the de-SPACing process, the industry, and the challenges related to announcing an acquisition and the shareholder vote process. In addition, an important, but often overlooked, aspect of the communications strategy is to begin to transition the narrative from the SPAC sponsor’s messaging to the go-forward business strategy.

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Payroc Honored as ISO of the Year by the Electronic Transactions Association

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Payroc LLC, a leading merchant acquirer and payment processing organization, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Star Award for Independent Sales Organization (ISO) of the Year. Chief Integrations Officer Jared Poulson was also honored with ETA’s Star Award for Committee Volunteer of the Year. The prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the payments industry through innovation, business practices or contributions, and were announced last week in Las Vegas during TRANSACT.“It is a tremendous honor to receive the ETA’s ISO of the Year Award, and for Jared to be recognized for his contributions as an ETA committee volunteer,” stated Payroc CEO Jim Oberman. “Technology and innovation have fueled impressive growth as we have become a full-service acquiring organization,” added Oberman. “A guiding principle we never forget in our company’s journey is that people do business with people they know, like and trust.”
Payroc’s core values of pricing clarity, exceptional service, personal relationships, trusted advice and individual integrity, along with hard-work, determination and technology innovation have led to double digit revenue growth. The company’s leadership team has deep industry experience from working with and for an impressive list of industry titans. An in-house support team of more than 160 representatives directly addresses customer needs with top-notch, personable support. ETA’s underwriting and risk monitoring guidelines are a key part of the training curriculum for new hires, and 45 sales team members have earned ETA’s Certified Payments Professional (CPP) credential.Poulson has served as both vice chairman and chairman of ETA’s Technology Committee, and has been a vital, hardworking Committee member for many years. Under Poulson’s leadership, the Committee has flourished and become a source for some of the most forward-thinking discussion in the payments industry. Additionally, the Committee has created important resource material frequently utilized by ETA members and the industry at large.

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Reich & Tang Expands Senior Leadership

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Reich & Tang, one of the nation’s leading liquidity specialists, hired Jason Blair as an Executive Managing Director, where he will oversee, product and business development, strategic partnerships and key client relationships. Jason will report directly to CEO Michael Lydon. He has a 20+ year career in sales, client relationships, enhancing portfolio management and bank asset liability management.“Jason’s expertise in designing corporate process improvement coupled with his extensive knowledge of brokerage and banking industries we serve make him a valued addition to an already strong management team,” said Lydon. “We’re thrilled to have him on board to champion our initiatives and support us in meeting our growth objectives.”“I am excited by the opportunity to add my expertise at such an innovative company. I respect and admire Reich & Tang’s industry knowledge, strong client relationships and professional business approach” said Blair.Prior to Reich & Tang, Jason spent 3 years at Incenter expanding the company’s growth. His focus was on advisory services, capital markets, and creating/implementing new and exclusive product offerings. Before that he spent eight years at Promontory Interfinancial Network, where he directed the Residential Mortgage Network. He also headed their National Sales Division and managed the treasury desk.

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Cytracom Integrates with Kaseya BMS

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Cytracom, a leading provider of cloud-based Voice over IP built for managed service providers (MSPs), announced the integration of its solution with Kaseya BMS, a popular professional services automation (PSA) software. This integration enables MSPs using BMS and Cytracom to access rich call data within the native platform when supporting end users.
“BMS users will receive inbound notification of calls with screen pops,” said Zane Conkle, CEO and co-founder of Cytracom. “These calls will create a call-to-ticket association if the customer is in the database or allow the support personnel to create a ticket from the call. Call recording and detailed ticket call logs are also available.”One of the key findings in Kaseya’s recent 2019 MSP Benchmark survey indicated that MSPs have achieved success through automation and focusing on operational efficiencies. By combining the power of the Kaseya BMS and Cytracom VoIP, MSPs can continue to evolve this process of simplifying and automating IT services for their customers. Voice is as important as email for maintaining support communications, but lags as an end-to-end integration into modern PSA tools.“Kaseya is committed to the success of our customers and the addition of new integrations with leading solutions providers is one way we keep our customers at the front of the pack delivering revenue-generating, innovative services,” said Michael Yang, VP of product and GM, Kaseya. “With Cytracom now part of the Kaseya IT Complete ecosystem, MSPs can further streamline IT support to deliver higher quality services with higher customer satisfaction.” The VoIP market continues to grow as SMBs make the migration from legacy-based phone systems. Since the majority of these companies do not have an IT department, there is a huge opportunity for MSPs to service these companies with VoIP and IT services. VoIP is a natural extension of managed IT services and an effective tool to discover new clients and upsell existing clients.

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Eaton Named to IDG’s CIO 100 List for Excellence in Information Technology

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Power management company Eaton has been recognized by IDG’s CIO as a recipient of a 2019 CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).Eaton was selected for its work on internal productivity and robotic process automation (RPA). Led by Eaton’s IT Innovation team in collaboration with multiple business functions, the initiative involves implementing an RPA Center of Excellence, strategy and roadmap to gain efficiencies across several shared services centers within the company.
“By leveraging emerging information technologies like RPA, we’ve been able to innovate and allow our employees to be more productive and focus on work that adds the most value,” said Bill Blausey, senior vice president and chief information officer, Eaton. “We’re honored to be recognized by CIO for our team’s work on this exciting initiative.” The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.

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“Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide”

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Trustwave today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading information and technology and advisory company, has placed Trustwave in the Leaders quadrant in the 2019 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide,”1 a report that assessed 14 managed security service providers (MSSPs). Trustwave’s position in the Leaders quadrant has improved its position on both the completeness of vision and ability to execute axes compared to the previous report.“We feel our improved placement in the Leaders quadrant compared to the previous report reflects our innovation in threat detection and response capabilities as well as service delivery excellence we have brought to organizations to help combat increasingly advanced cyber threats,” said Arthur Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Trustwave. “From our view, this recognition recognizes how Trustwave strives to be a trusted partner to our clients through leading-edge security services that scale, and unparalleled global threat intelligence.”

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