Evolve 2017 Oslo showcased how beneficial the digital transformation can be for Norwegian software vendors

OSLO, Nov-8-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 99X Technology team aired its first international breakfast seminar, on winning with the digital evolution this 25th at Kulturhuset in Oslo. As a first of a series of seminars to be kicked off in the coming years, Evolve 2017: Oslo was all about bringing the digitalization wave to Norway’s tech and innovation community, with knowledge and experience sharing sessions from industry thought leaders in the region.

Directed specifically at enthusiasts looking to transform their business models to digital, and enhance revenue by adding core value to products or services, the seminar was held in partnership with Netlife Design, Norway and was an insightful two hours for the audience. The speaker panel featured Dag Honningsvåg (Chairman of 99X Technology, Driw AS and Bylineme, and Former CEO of Making Waves), Jostein Magnussen (Co-founder of Netlife Design), Hasith Yaggahavita (CTO at 99X Technology and founder of IgniterSpace) and Per-Christian Svendsen (CEO of Boligmappa AS).

“The opportunities are endless with digital transformation. We know this first-hand and we have proven experiences where software products have achieved sustained growth over the years, working with many different ISVs across the world. The objective today was to bring to light how beneficial this would be for Norwegian software vendors, as well as general enthusiasts for their growth strategy,” said Dag Honningsvag, expressing his views at the seminar.

“Evolve Oslo also became a platform for like-minded digitalization enthusiasts to come together and share their views, and this was exactly what we were hoping for. As digital evangelists, we are looking forward to enabling this transformation for the entire European region very soon,” he further added.

Commencing with Dag’s comprehensive introduction to digitalization, the seminar was taken over by Jostein who shared very informative insights on handling clients in the digital era of information clutter, followed by Hasith who elaborated on the next big thing after the SaaS hype. Per-Christian then concluded with an interesting view of how the digital transformation journey works, taking his own success with Boligmappa AS as an example. Overall, the tips and learnings were a great directive for the audience.

This seminar marked the end of a fruitful engagement in Norway by the 99X Technology team, which also included a company showcase at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, last week.

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99X Technology played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors)

Oslo, Norway, Oct-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading software product engineering specialist 99X Technology recently showcased at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, organized by Netlife Design Norway.

The show which housed over 15 Exhibitors and entertained more than 1,000 visitors is an annual convention which spans across two days, featuring a line-up of industry thought leaders and top players in the digital sphere in Europe on its speaker panel. The aim of the show is to bring participants up-to-date on latest trends in world-class digital user experiences. Webdagene was held from 18th to 20th of October this year, with the first day being a workshop-oriented session, and second and third days dedicated to the exhibition.

Having played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) with over 150 successful software products in its portfolio, it was a great platform for the team from 99X Technology to display some of Sri Lanka’s best product engineering skills to the European region and its IT community.

“While we have maintained an active presence in Norway over the past decade or so, Webdagene brought us face-to-face with some of the key players in the digital sphere in the whole European region. In addition to being a fantastic experience with so many inspiring individuals, it also proved to be a great opportunity, where we gained good insights into Europe’s evolving technology landscape. This exposure helped us align our digital offerings better for European market as a global software product co-creator,” said Hasith Yaggahavita, CTO of 99X Technology, while expressing his views on the event.

About 99X Technology

Headquartered in Sri Lanka with offices in Norway and Australia, 99X Technology has been adjudged one of Asia’s best workplaces and is a regional leader in Agile software product engineering and technology innovation. Its expertise has been proven through a 150+ portfolio of successful globally serving software products developed since the year 2000, by partnering with leading ISVs across Europe, Australasia and USA. 99X Technology has been ranked as a Great Place To Work for in Sri Lanka for five consecutive years, and is among the first IT companies in the country to enter the Great Place To Work Hall of Fame (2017).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Ukrainian software development company celebrated the 1 year Anniversary Dev Meetup for local IT-community

Redwerk software development company gathered representatives of the IT sphere in one of the company’s offices to hold the anniversary Dev Meetup.

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Redwerk is a Ukrainian offshore software development company with two development centers in Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia. It specializes in the whole range of technologies and has an extensive experience in various industries, providing a full-cycle software development for small startups and large enterprises worldwide.

The company pays considerable attention to the organizational process and self-development of employees. Redwerk regularly conducts training projects within the company, promotes visiting various conferences and seminars, and holds monthly Dev Meetups in Zaporizhzhia office for all developers, designers, testers, PMs and those who are interested in the IT industry. In October 2017 Redwerk company celebrated the anniversary of Dev Meetup presenting impressive reports in a festive atmosphere.

Speakers on Dev Meetups are practicing IT professionals that share their experiences and give useful and unobvious workarounds and advice. At the anniversary Meetup, participants got acquainted with the report of Redwerk QA engineer about the trends of the auto testing, discovered new facts about the DevOps methodology and learned how to create a universal testing pipeline for automated testing of web applications with the help of Docker from invited speakers.

Since the first Dev Meetup, the attendance has been growing every month. On past 13 meetings, 28 speakers shared their knowledge with over 600 guests.

The friendly, party atmosphere contributed to learning, sharing experience and exchanging knowledge. The latest event attracted the record number participants and three speakers due to the great pastime, new useful acquaintances, problem-solving and helpful advice. Meetup organizers presented memorable gifts to the speakers and those who asked the most interesting questions on the topics of the reports.

Redwerk Dev Meetups made a significant contribution to the development of the IT community in Zaporizhzhia helping participants acquire and develop experience in various IT spheres.

 

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Promwad partners with Asian chip vendors to offer cost-effective electronic designs in Europe

VILNIUS, Lithuania, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Promwad Electronics Design House has partnered with leading technological fabless companies in China and Southeast Asia to offer its clients cost-effective electronics product development from the center of Europe and to manufacture any batch size of new devices with priority tech support.

Promwad was one of only a few design houses in the EMEA region authorized by Allwinner, one of the leading Chinese chip manufacturers. Promwad’s engineers design electronics based upon Allwinner components and provide tech support during the entire life cycle of the designed devices:

  • tablet PCs, multimedia and portable devices based on Allwinner SoC A series;
  • TV set-top boxes with OTT and IPTV based on Allwinner SoC H series;
  • dash cameras, video cameras and action cameras based on Allwinner SoC V series;
  • onboard multimedia systems for vehicles based on Allwinner SoC T series.

Allwinner was founded ten years ago; its headquarters are based in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. In 2013 and 2014 this chip vendor was the world’s largest supplier of application processors for Android tablets.

Also Promwad became an official partner of Telink, Shanghai, and has significantly expanded its expertise in the fields of Bluetooth and BLE. This chip vendor specializes in Bluetooth and Zigbee for IoT and wearable electronics, remote controls, smart lighting and smart toys.

The engineers of Promwad have a lot of experience with the most popular chipsets of other vendors: TI CC265x, Silabs EFR32 Blue Gecko, Nordic nRF, Qualcomm/CSR10xx, and Dialog DA1458x. And now Telink TLSR826x BLE SoC has been added to this list; this system on chip has low power consumption, supports Zigbee, 6LoWPAN/Thread, and HomeKit.

Promwad maintains cooperation with the company Realtek from Taiwan and uses its chips to design network equipment from CPE – routers, gateways, WiFi hotspots to operators-side telecom equipment such as unmanaged and managed switches.

“Today the center of the semiconductor industry’s innovations and manufacture is shifting to Asia. Traditional chip vendors from the USA and Europe face growing competition from this region. Our customers demand functional and cost effective solutions to be designed at closer location such as Belarus or Lithuania and manufactured in Asia, that’s why establishing close links with Asian chip makers is a natural step for us,” says Ivan Kuten, the Business Developer of Promwad. “Namely by using such cooperation we cover our most growing capabilities in tablets, consumer gadgets, STB, CPE and multimedia devices. Now our customers in the EU and North America can create new hi-tech devices with controlled costs, tech support in English and manufacturing facilities in Europe or Asia.”

Contact-Details: Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

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TS EMEA will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL2017 on 21-22 Jun 2017 in Portugal

Tulsa, USA, May-31-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The AEGPL Congress serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA will set up in Stand #C18 in the Lisbon Congress Centre both days of the conference. While there, TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac, and the company’s integrated telematics and fl.

“TS EMEA always looks forward to the AEGPL Congress,” said General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz. “The conference maintains a strong presence among LPG leaders in Europe, and it has always served as a very relevant resource for global LPG leaders facing the unique challenges and opportunities of the LPG industry today.”

The 2017 AEGPL Congress anticipates an audience of 1,500 industry stakeholders from Europe and abroad. TS EMEA intends to strengthen its relationships with stakeholders with whom it currently serves, as well as to establish itself as the leading LPG mobility solution provider with those who are newly in need of a NextGen mobility solution for their LPG fleets.

“TS EMEA is no stranger to Europe’s largest LPG conference and exhibition, and our robust experience at AEGPL in the past contributes significantly to our leadership in the European LPG community,” commented TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “As LPG’s role in the European market continues to grow and evolve, TS EMEA’s integrated fleet automation solutions evolve in similar fashion.”

Meetings may be arranged with TS EMEA General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Readdle Announces Strategic Partnership with SourceNext

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Readdle Inc., the leading mobile productivity software developer has announced a strategic partnership with SourceNext Corporation, a Japanese software publisher.

The contract was officially signed by both parties on January 20th, 2017, and formed a business alliance between the two companies. Readdle has localized its flagship offering, PDF Expert for Mac, an award-winning PDF editor for Apple’s Mac computers, and is thrilled that SourceNext will market and distribute it across Japan.

“Japan is a huge new market for us, and we celebrate the collaboration of our expertise in creating powerful software with the marketing and distribution efforts of SourceNext for our mutual goal — to bring new business opportunities to both parties” – says Denys Zhadanov, VP of Marketing at Readdle. “This is the first step in a long lasting relationship with a leading Japanese publisher, and we hope that it will include collaboration across all the platforms and various mobile products that we already have.”

PDF Expert for Mac, the most popular PDF editing software for Mac, has been awarded the “App of the Year 2015” from the Mac App Store. Over 150.000 people use it on the Mac, and it has been downloaded by over 5 million people on iPhones and iPads. PDF Expert provides amazing tools to read and annotate PDFs, edit, fill out and sign PDF forms. It is used by professionals across multiple industries.

According to the agreement, SourceNext, the company behind the huge success of Dropbox, Evernote, ABBYY, Warner Brothers and many more on the Japanese market, will distribute Readdle’s product, PDF Expert for Mac, in Japan.

About Readdle Inc: Readdle is the leading mobile productivity app maker, such as Spark (email), Calendars, Documents (file manager), and PDF Expert. Over 65 million people have downloaded Readdle apps to be more productive. The company is 9 years old and completely self-reliant. It has won numerous awards and trust from the public. Readdle’s products are featured as “Best of the App Store”, “App of the Year” and have been awarded highest ratings by leading tech publications and users of the App Store.

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$25,000 prize for startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest: Synergy Tech Startup Contest announces an event for innovative companies

Seattle, Washington, 2017-Feb-12 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form, details about the judges, the agenda, and other information can be found here: http://synergycontest.com/.

The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.

The entry requirements: the applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding. The applications must be submitted by March 9, 2017 here: http://synergycontest.com/application-form/

“We’re experienced in global collaboration and would like to share all its benefits with emerging businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest,” says Jeff Bianco, president and founder of Dev-Pro.net, co-founder and judge of the Synergy Tech Startup Contest. “We’re inviting applicants to join in, and plan to select six high-potential startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest to compete for the grand prize, which is $25,000 in software development services. We’re committed to supporting the winner in developing their startup with the help of a team of professionals who offer exactly the right set of technical skills to boost their project.”

Our Synergy formula is simple: pitch in front of influential judges and a live audience, become number one, and take your startup to the next level. All finalists will receive valuable feedback from expert judges, one or more additional exclusive prizes provided by partners, and the opportunity to cooperate with one of the contest partners. All eligible applicants from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest will increase the visibility of their products or services by presenting their work on the contest website.

About The Synergy Tech Startup Contest:
The Synergy Tech Startup Contest is a startup pitch competition held in six US cities, where innovative companies with revolutionary solutions have a chance to win valuable prizes and accelerate their product development.

About Dev-Pro.net:
Dev-Pro.net was founded by successful entrepreneur, Jeff Bianco, in September 2011. The long history, vast experience, and in-depth understanding of the technology domain are the foundation of our company’s success in servicing technology companies and digital agencies.

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Email: info@synergycontest.com
Phone: 1-310-362-0206

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Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups that can make use of AI, blockchain technology and sensors

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Apply now!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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TS EMEA to present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress in Italy

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TULSA, OK, 03-Nov-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress on 15-17 November in Florence, Italy. The World LPG Forum serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA, who will be situated in Stand #K8, will be one of roughly 150 propane and LPG vendors exhibiting at the World LPG Forum, a show that will welcome more than 2,000 attendees from 60+ countries. TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac LPG, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA is proud to be a part of the World LPG Forum,” said TS EMEA’s General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, about attending the event. “LPG plays a very significant role as a clean energy source in Europe. TS EMEA is happy to support that role with solutions that are keyed directly to its safe and reliable transport.”

TS EMEA’s goal at the show is to deepen its relationships with the members of the global propane and LP gas distribution industry and to provide increased insight into its propane and LP gas enterprise solutions at the event. At press time, TouchStar’s integrations fleet software is utilized by over 500 companies internationally.

“TS EMEA affirms the Forum theme, ‘A Bridge to the Future,’ said TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “It serves as the ideal platform for TouchStar’s NextGen mobility solutions.”

TS EMEA will be located at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Stand #K8, Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November. Meetings may be arranged with Robert Pabeschitz by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-page-ts-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Software News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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Nexus Repository the only repository manager with free support for Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, Docker, PyPI, RubyGems

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Fulton, MD, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today introduced the latest version of Nexus Repository Pro. The 3.2 version of Nexus Repository Pro will include built-in support for active-active high availability configurations and enhanced security and license analysis for open source components. Sonatype has also expanded Nexus Repository’s free, universal component support to include PyPI and RubyGems.

The new features of Nexus Repository Pro will be demonstrated at Jenkins World (Sept 14 – 15) and JavaOne (Sept 18 – 22). The product is currently being tested in private beta and will be commercially available in Q4 2016.

With over 100,000 active installations, Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Pro now offers expanded capabilities including:

  • High-availability which is uniquely affordable, rapidly configured, and easily managed
  • Universal support for all popular component formats
  • Precise component intelligence for repositories and applications

“We are excited to offer high-availability with the latest version of our Nexus Repository Pro to ensure that companies can achieve their continuous delivery goals,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Our customers will be able to seamlessly integrate high-availability into their existing production environments with this sophisticated, yet cost-effective offering that minimizes downtime and improves reliability. When coupled with our precise component intelligence and ever-expanding component support, Nexus Repository Pro makes building and releasing the best software easy.”

Meeting continuous delivery needs through high availability
Active-active high availability is a requirement for organizations seeking 99.999% up-time across their Continuous Delivery and DevOps toolchains. The latest version of Nexus Repository Pro supports the active-active high availability ensuring that if one server goes down, the other will continue running without interruption. The high availability feature is built into Nexus Repository Pro 3.2 and is remarkably easy to configure. Pricing starts at $1200 per year.

Expanding component support to PyPI and RubyGems
Nexus Repository is the only repository manager to offer free support for the world’s most popular component-based development languages including Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, and Docker, and now PyPI and RubyGems.

Providing precise component intelligence
Everyday, Nexus Repository customers evaluate the quality and security of millions of open source and third-party components across 70,000 repositories using Repository Health Check (RHC). RHC provides intelligence about the components, including license types, known security vulnerabilities, and other data such as relative usage popularity and age. This feature of Nexus Repository 2.x is now being made freely available to Nexus Repository 3.2 users.

Sonatype has now integrated the ability to perform a detailed analysis of the components and applications in Nexus Repository. Application Health Check (AHC) will enable Nexus Repository users to quickly evaluate components used in the applications. According to the 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain Report, 1 in 15 components used in applications includes a known security vulnerability. More advanced policy-based analysis of applications is available from Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Auditor solutions.

Upgrading Nexus Repository 2.x to 3.x
Starting with the release of Nexus Repository 3.1, Sonatype has included a seamless upgrade path for customers who are currently using Nexus Repository 2.14. Built-in upgrade tooling and documentation provide the current installed base an easy way to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features, including support for private Docker registries, high-availability, repository health check and universal component support.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New research reveals massive increase in open source component use

Fulton, MD, 11-Jul-2016 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the release of its second annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. Based on the analysis of 31 billion download requests of open source software components from the Central Repository, which is managed by Sonatype, the report provides insight into the software supply chain practices from 3,000 development organizations and also includes software component analysis of 25,000 applications.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Supply and demand have never been greater
  • The number of open source component download requests increased dramatically to 31 billion in 2015 from 17 billion in 2014, an 82 percent increase year-over-year.
  • 10,000 new component versions are introduced daily across development ecosystems.
  • Component sourcing practices are inefficient and software vulnerabilities are pervasive
  • Enterprises download more than 229,000 components annually, but, on average only 5,000 component downloads are unique.
  • Open source components vary widely in terms of quality and 6.1 percent of downloads (1-in-16 components) include a known security defect.
  • Organizations struggle with vulnerable parts
  • Data from 25,000 applications demonstrates that 6.8 percent of components in use had at least one known security defect, revealing that downloads of poor quality components are making their way into production.
  • Parts age and grow stale quickly.  Older components (age 2+ years) used in applications are disproportionately less healthy and are three times more likely to contain vulnerabilities.

Industry is taking action
Top performing enterprises, federal regulators and industry associations have embraced the principles of software supply chain automation to improve the safety, quality and security of software.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

 

New technology solves digital overload for family memories

OurHive LOGO onlySan Diego, CA, December 14, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Have you ever had the issue of looking for a specific photo and can’t find it? You thumb scroll endlessly but there’s no effective way to sift through all those photos every time you’re looking for something specific.

OurHive™ is the newest family app that combines patented technology and a private family network to deal with this growing issue of digital overload. The app is now live on Google Play, the App Store and as a Web App at www.GetOurHive.com.

OurHive combines the best features of a photo and video application with a private social network created especially for families. With the OurHive app, family photos and videos can be automatically tagged, organized and instantly shared with only the people you care most about. Once a private Hive is created, family members can upload and share photos and videos with each other using their iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers. All files are archived in high resolution and can be viewed and downloaded anytime.

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“For many families, life is full of sacred moments that should be treasured and preserved for generations to come,” said Stephen D. Rosen, co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of OurHive. “Today’s digital world has made sharing information convenient, but too often that sharing is made with impersonal detachment. OurHive is for people who appreciate the special intimacy that comes with sharing special memories.”

Photo and video sharing within mass-market social networks can sometimes be compromised by unauthorized use and manipulation of media. Special attention has been made with OurHive’s cloud interface to ensure the best security. Photos and videos are encrypted every step in the journey from devices to OurHive servers and back again, and the content can only be accessed by invited, password-protected members.

Because archiving and tracking family photo albums is important, the OurHive app was designed to make tagging and organization simple and accessible. Every photo and video you take with the iOS or Android app ‘automagically’ adds a caption and location from your calendar, along with the closest address when GPS is enabled. You can then edit the filename, add tags and captions and give your photos the same context that writing on the back in ink used to for print photographs.

“Whether it’s your child’s first birthday or grandma’s retirement party, OurHive encourages the family to share all of the pictures and videos they take — not just a few chosen ones that you put on Facebook or Instagram,” said Jeff Symon, co-founder and president. “With OurHive, anyone in your Hive can download any picture they want from any of their internet-connected devices. No more having to remember to text or email individual photos later.”

How OurHive Works

Starting your own Hive begins with one family member starting a free 20GB Family Hive by visiting GetOurHive.com or downloading the “OurHive” app on Google Play and the App Store. They can then invite as many family members or close friends as they want into their secure, private Hive. Each user can then download the free app on the iOS or Android device of their choice and start contributing and sharing family memories.

OurHive™ automatically stores your photos and videos in high resolution in your own private network. Anyone in your family Hive can download anytime they want and future updates will allow for even more functionality.

Visit us a www.GetOurHive.com to sign up and learn more, and join the conversation athttps://www.facebook.com/getourhive

Contact-Details: Kyle Strickland – kyle@ourhive.biz
www.GetOurHive.com

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CRM Study Reveals Lawyers are Behind the Curve

Sherman Oaks, CA, July 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Ackert Inc.™ released the findings of a market-wide study showing surprising trends in Customer Relationship Management adoption and utilization in law firms—or rather, the lack thereof.

Although attorneys’ primary role is to service their clients’ legal needs, they are also expected to originate new clients for their firms; yet relatively few attorneys use formalized systems to organize their pursuits. The recent study reveals that although 70 percent of North American law firms have implemented a CRM initiative, less than 5 percent of lawyers at most firms use it regularly.

The CRM marketplace is a 23 billion dollar industry with high utilization from sales teams in most verticals. According to the latest surveys, 61-100 percent of sales teams across non-legal markets use CRM at least once per day. This stands in stark contrast to the less-than-5-percent of lawyers who use CRM at least once every 2 weeks.

Since the economic downturn in 2008, lawyers at firms of all sizes have faced new pressure to develop business proactively rather than waiting on new clients to find them. Attorneys today face a more competitive landscape than ever before. The need to proactively develop business is made even more challenging by heightened competition between firms and lawyers – according to the latest figures from the American Bar Association, only 57 percent of law school graduates are working in long-term positions where bar admission is required.

The legal CRM study reports that the two primary reasons for underutilization are a lack of accountability and a general lack of technological proficiency. It is worth noting that these factors are cultural/behavioral issues rather than CRM software shortcomings.

This has given rise to innovative software platforms seeking to address CRM underutilization among lawyers. “We’ve found that coupling technology with coaching is an effective way to increase engagement among lawyers,” said David Ackert, founder of Practice Pipeline. His software is distinctly high-touch, with regular email reminders and monthly coaching sessions that encourage accountability. “Utilization is definitely a significant issue with lawyers. We have focused on seamlessly integrating with Outlook to capture contact information, and we see Practice Pipeline also as a very simple and effective tracking mechanism,” said Jeff Reade, President of Cole Valley Software which owns ContactEase, the second largest provider of CRM to the legal industry.

Lawyers, more than most, need to start adopting the sales behaviors and technologies that stimulate new business opportunities. Those who continue to stubbornly refuse CRM and other pipeline management solutions may find themselves struggling to grow their practices.

Contact-Details: David Ackert
Ackert Inc.
Telephone: +1 (818) 804-5491
Email: david@ackertinc.com

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Pipemetrics taps into the emerging market trend for higher quality Windows software

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Overwhelmingly positive user response confirms strong demand for well-crafted Windows software.

 

Pipemetrics (http://www.pipemetrics.com) marked the first year on the market of its flagship product Bvckup 2 (http://bvckup2.com/) by announcing that an analysis of user engagement data shows substantial and growing demand from Windows users for higher quality standards.

Windows has been traditionally associated with software that focused on the technical elements first and the user experience second.

Founded in 2012, Pipemetrics was set up with an altogether different take on Windows software. By marrying industrial system engineering with nuanced visual and interactive design, the company develops software that is as lean and powerful as it is beautiful.

This month marks the first anniversary of the release of Bvckup 2 – the first embodiment of company’s design principles. A simple, single-purpose, yet sophisticated and performant local backup software for Windows.

“When we launched Bvckup 2 we wondered whether our high-end engineering philosophy would be accepted by users,” explained company’s founder, Alexandre Pankratov. “After all it’s not uncommon for Windows software to compete on how many things a product does rather on how well it does them. After the release, we were very pleased with the positive reviews in the media, but what completely caught us off guard was the avalanche of compliments received from actual users.”

Conceived for professional, enterprise and advanced home users, the functional power of Bvckup 2 is harnessed through a precise and intuitive interface to deliver a robust user experience.

“This overwhelmingly positive reaction shows that a growing number of Windows users recognize and look for software polish as a feature in its own right. Windows users’ expectations are changing; simply having lots of options is no longer enough.”

Sample of user feedback*
“Bvckup 2 is one of the best pieces of software I’ve used in the last 35 years. Does what you said; solves my problem; Fast.” Michael Fuller

“A truly beautiful, precise and well-executed piece of software.” Riyad Kalla

“Simple, minimalistic, yet so powerful.” Ivan Kolevski

Product information:
Bvckup 2 (pronounced “Backup 2”) is a mirroring data backup software for Windows. Select a pair of directories and the app will make sure that one stays an exact copy of the other. It is light, uncomplicated and includes a comprehensive array of supporting features. It is also incredibly fast.

Company information:
Pipemetrics SA is a Swiss company founded by Alexandre Pankratov, formerly of the Hamachi VPN project, acquired by LogMeIn after growing to 3 million users in 18 months. The company draws extensively from his experience combining advanced engineering and interface design to produce simpler software for complex tasks.

*Quotes used with permission.

Contact-Details:
David Akwue-Terraz
Pipemetrics SA
38, rue de Petite Chene
1003, Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 588 05 58
Email: press@pipemetrics.com
Website: pipemetrics.com/press

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Focusky Presentation Software Hits 132K Free Downloads

Hong Kong, China, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Focusky Presentation Maker, a flagship product of Focusky Software Co. Ltd., soars in popularity in the last few weeks. According to recent statistic, the latest free presentation software has already been downloaded a whopping 132,000 times.

The number counts downloads both for Windows and Mac OS based computers. Needless to say, it shows the demand of a good and effective digital presentation product in the market. Jason, CEO-Founder of Focusky Software Co. Ltd. says, “We are glad to report the numbers since we feel our dedicated effort toward creating a proper business presentation platform has finally paid off. What’s more – our customers like it! Focusky team is inspired and we are already planning to add more and more useful features in the coming times.”

Focusky is a digital presentation and animated video making software platform, whereby one can create presentations from PowerPoint and Flash. It comes with an improved zoom and pan effect that gives you the feel of watching an animated movie, and is graphically appealing like a mind map. One can add a variety of rich media including audio, video and images to the presentation. What makes it even better is the availability of animation features that can be customized and added to one’s presentation as and when needed. Coming with over 100 general and 30 themed templates, Jason says, “Anyone, without technical experience, can create an eye-catching presentation from scratch.”

Since it is global software, it comes with multiple language formats and can be extracted into a number of popular output options SWF, XML, HTML, EXE, APP, ZIP and video. For the SEO experts, this is a suitable platform since the text version serves search-engine friendly web-pages for better optimization.

The superior quality, the user-friendliness and the cost-effectiveness of Focusky has definitely caught people’s attention worldwide. For the digital users who regularly need to prepare presentations and animated videos, this might be a great solution to their problem.

About Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Focusky Software Co. Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a world leading provider of digital presentation software, focused on the research and development of our outstanding range of private and professional software for users around the world. For more information, please click Focusky presentation.
Contact Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

PR contact:

Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Cutting Optimization Software CutGLib Introduced New Options to Control Layout Sizes and Reduce Sheet Rotation Operations

Kitchener, ON, Canada, April 20, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Cutting sheets of wood, metal or glass is a common, everyday activity for many industrial, manufacturing and construction companies. Material waste always accompanies this cutting, and the amount of waste strongly depends on the cutting order. Finding a way to produce less waste and use fewer sheets is not a trivial task for a person, but can be done on a computer.

Optimalon Software Ltd has developed CutGLib, a simple, high-performance software solution that performs guillotine cutting optimization and finds the best way to cut rectangular stock sheets. It is a mathematical engine poised to be used by software developers for new or existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CutGLib has been successfully used with Microsoft Dynamics ERP for linear (1D) and rectangular (2D) cutting purposes.

Version 2 of CutGLIb introduces a new feature for production shops that do not use CNC machines and perform all cutting operations manually. Guillotine cutting requires all cutting operations to be performed in a strict order, which in turn requires rotation of the sheets by 90 degrees for the next cuts.

CutGLib now provides an option “MinimizeSheetRotation” that modifies cutting sequences and effectively minimizes the number of rotation operations. Optimalon Software test cases showed reduction of rotations from 5-6 to 2-3 per sheet. That results in more than 50 percent reduction of the manual job for the cutting operator.

The cutting layout of the last used stock sheet has also been improved. CutGLib minimize the total area of the last sheet and produces more usable waste parts for future jobs. It also minimizes the total cutting length, thus reducing tool wear.

CutGLib has been providing layout minimization functionality that is very important for wood cutting, allowing the operator to load several sheets into the cutting machine and process them at once. This new version introduces an option “MaxLayoutSize” to define the maximum number of sheets allowed in one layout. This function is critical when the cutting machine’s hardware limits the number of sheets it can process simultaneously.

CutGLib comes with detailed documentation and several test applications for different programming languages (C#, C++, VB.Net and Delphi). It is available freely to anybody without a registration on Optimalon Software’s website.

http://www.optimalon.com/cutting_optimization_library.htm

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