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The Blockchain Ecosystem is Entering Maturity: RedCab and WishKnish Collaborate to Scale the “Uber of Egypt”

Washington, DC, USA, 2018-Jun-13 — /EPR Software News/ — The 1990’s saw an internet boom where anything that had a “dot com” at the end was golden. Soon enough though, people began to wake up and realize that unless the “dot coms” became easy to use and universally applicable, all those fever dreams of internet enthusiasts would forever remain just that – dreams. Eventually, email communication matured, America Online begat many long-distance romances (and even a famous rom-com), and MySpace became a worldwide phenomenon.

Now, in 2018, we are finding ourselves in the midst of a similar era – complete with blazing-fast growth and unprecedented opportunities. And once more, the blockchain enthusiasts’ dreams are crashing against real-world usability and adaptability challenges.

And that’s exactly why the newly-announced partnership between Cairo-based RedCab and Washington DC-bredWishKnish stands to bring decentralized commerce another step (or leap) closer to full retailization, putting a friendly, human face on a set of often-complicated technologies and making them accessible to… well, literally anyone.

Whether it’s a couple on a romantic date searching for a cab, or a grandmother with a bad back looking for someone to deliver her groceries and medicine, or even a tourist hoping to use their home currency to make a local purchase, the process needs to be quick, simple, and coupled with a coin-agnostic settlement solution to match.

“In the current climate of technology, sellers and customers alike, they want efficiency”, shares Alisa Gus, CEO of WishKnish Corp. “They want to be able to transact seamlessly and transparently with transactions being approved in a timely fashion – and with fees that don’t hinder the use of crypto currencies. ​T​hat’s why our partnership with Red Cab makes so much sense – we both seek to bring blockchain to the everyday consumer who wants a timely and safe fulfillment of their order.”

The latest statistics shows a drastic reduction in patience for customers expecting deliveries of any goods and services ordered online, and while the blockchain-powered businesses seek specifically to reduce the inefficiencies inherent in legacy infrastructures, the way to onboard customers and get them comfortable with a new paradigm is a rarely-explored concept.

“We are bringing the use of blockchain to the masses, so all can participate. WishKnish is a platform to deploy and scale your business rapidly across the US and globally”, explains WishKnish COO, Michael Kapoor. “Simply put, we make it easy.”

RedCab CEO, Mohamed Mousa, agrees. “The partnership between RedCab and WishKnish opens infinite opportunities of collaboration in marketing using machine learning, payment solutions and platform development.”

With exciting marketing and P2P options opening for the companies entering this partnership, the future of retailized blockchain settlement and commerce is now looking a lot brighter.

 

Via EPR Network
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NetEnt: Nagarro helps us with RGS development, multi-jurisdiction compliance, game compatibility with desktop and mobile using HTML5, environment management, and round-the-clock IT support

MALTA, Jun-2-2018 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Nagarro, a leading provider of high-end technology services for breakthrough performance and digital innovation, continues its rapid international growth. With a new IT support center in Malta, Nagarro has now positioned itself to assist European customers even better, keeping pace with new regulatory developments and leveraging growing opportunities in the region. Nagarro already has a strong presence in Malta, and a growing clientele in the iGaming business with industry leader NetEnt as one of its biggest clients.

“For the past decade, Nagarro has been a key innovation partner of NetEnt, and has always been listening to our needs,” said Ludvig Kolmodin, CTO at NetEnt. “We are the leading digital casino games supplier, and Nagarro helps us stay ahead in the game by providing us with great development support. They work closely with us in areas such as RGS development, multi-jurisdiction compliance, game compatibility with desktop and mobile using HTML5, environment management, and round-the-clock IT support.”

“Malta is a key hub for iGaming and fintech companies, complementing the rest of Europe. Companies have an ever-increasing need for faster output, high quality, innovation, and skilled resources; they need high-end technology consulting and solutions to address their key business priorities. That’s where Nagarro plays a critical role,” said Associate Director of Sales at Nagarro, Arindam Das. “As a strategic partner to many local companies, our focus has been to deliver the best with transparency, ownership, and agility.”

“Malta is enjoying a continuous boom in the iGaming and fintech industries. Nagarro’s domain expertise and reputation in the industry are extremely attractive to companies looking for a technology partner who can help them thrive in a digital and connected world,” said Enrico Bradamante, Senior Business Advisor at Nagarro, Malta.

Malta is also a strategic location for customer servicing. With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in Europe recently, there is an increased need for customer data protection. Malta is fast emerging as an ideal location to establish a long-term dedicated development center for Europe. This new office also brings excellent opportunities for potential clients to leverage Nagarro’s capabilities in the Mediterranean countries.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

APRO CRM: “what?”, “why?” and “when?”

What?
San Francisco, CA, 2018-Mar-27 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — APRO CRM is a cloud solution targeted mainly at small and medium enterprises, counting from 1-2 employees up to over 500.

There are ready-made industry solutions for some of the business areas, such as travel, car dealership, legal services, HR, installation, B2B and B2C sales, etc.

Intranet, a built-in corporate portal, provides for live interaction and communication among system users and timely posting of company’s news and announcements.

Why and when?
APRO CRM simplifies your company’s routine processes and activities dramatically, allowing you to call and send emails right from the system, compile profound databases of clients and contracts, assign tasks to your colleagues, manage projects in standard or kanban mode, create detailed reports regardless of their period, and monitor staff activity and tasks progress. Marketing experts will enjoy a whole bunch of special tools, including retargeting, email and SMS campaigns, and statistics.

The main advantage of the system is its ability to adjust to the ever-changing needs of your company as it develops and grows.

Let’s say, your staff counts 3 employees at the moment, and you are perfectly fine with the minimum of features and functions your CRM has to offer. But, in a couple of years your business will grow up to 30 employees or even more. What are you going to do about it? Will you search for another CRM that offers the functions you need now and didn’t require before? Does this sound easy or convenient? — Relax. No bother. APRO CRM functional features can be scaled to fit the specific needs of your business at any stage of its permanent growth. All you need to do is just select and activate new functions that include:

  • Telephony. All conversations are recorded. You can create ready-made call processing scripts and connect any telephony provider to your liking.
  • Email and SMS campaigns.
  • Contact profile containing the history of all interactions with client.
  • Sales funnels.
  • Automated generation and filling of documents templates.
  • Logs.
  • Smart marketing tools.
  • Library of business processes.
  • Cloud file storage.
  • Extremely flexible access permissions distribution among system users.
  • Integration with company website and client feedback forms (call from website, live chat, callback).
  • Integration with social networks.

All this… is only the beginning. The system functions are abundant enough to come out in a series newspaper articles, each dedicated to a new one. Here is another portion:

  • Reports and diagrams creator with the option to display current statistics right on your desktop.
  • Automated upload of your products to advertising platforms.
  • Markers.
  • Duplicates search.
  • Automated publishing in social networks.
  • Any potential integrations via API.

Although the system settings might sometimes require effort, you can always count on getting the best of advice and assistance from our tech support — absolutely for free!

It takes no time to start using APRO CRM — just register, and enjoy the system for two weeks for free! When the trial period expires, you can switch to the rate you find the most appropriate for your company. The minimum rate starts from $19 monthly per user. Our explicit video instructions and attentive tech support will help you familiarize yourself with the system and its functions.

Who?
Mostly small and medium companies, seeking to start using the system as soon as possible, without having to install a private server or hire an IT expert.

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Nagarro expands local presence in Austria with the acquisition of ANECON GmbH

VIENNA, Jan-25-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vienna, January 8, 2018: Exactly 20 years after the formation of ANECON GmbH, founders Johannes AdlerHannes Färberböck and Hans Schmittake the next step towards securing the future of their company with the integration of ANECON into Nagarro. While Nagarro expands local presence in Austria with this acquisition, ANECON strengthens its expertise and service portfolio.

According to the agreement, the successful Austrian IT company will be incorporated under the Nagarro umbrella. The founders have set the course not only for further growth in terms services and size, but also for the company’s future. ANECON is an owner-operated company, but is not a family business. “The question of how we can make ANECON future-proof has been on our minds for years. With our integration with Nagarro, we have found an optimal solution for our life’s work in terms of content, structure and mindset,” says Hannes Färberböck, ANECON co-founder and management board member.

With effect from January 1, 2018, Nagarro Austria will hold 100 percent of the company’s shares, subject to merger control approval. The founders and current shareholders will actively participate in the management of the company. All ANECON employees will become part of Nagarro, adding to the manpower that can cater to increasing market demands.

Damianos Soumelidis, Managing Director of Nagarro Austria, is convinced: “The merger catapults both companies into a new league. With more than 200 top people in Austria, plus 4,500 Nagarro experts worldwide, we can deliver scalable IT services and innovation at a consistently high level. This combined model of local strength and international shoring is unique in Austria.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

NXG Logic Introduces Game-Changing Statistical Software

Houston, Texas, 2018-Jan-3 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ —  NXG Logic recently introduced two new Windows-based products, the Explorer package for machine learning and statistical analysis, and the Instructor package for generation of biostatistical learning and teaching materials.

Academic and industrial researchers know full well that in order to be successful in science, you can’t waste time on anything unnecessarily. This mantra includes meetings, grant-writing, publication, preparation of presentation materials, managing experiments in the lab, and analyzing data from experiments. With the ever-decreasing US NIH budget for medical research, in spite of being funded, most grants awarded today receive significant budget cuts which translate to dropping salary and fringe for a lab technician or dropping sub-aims of the research objectives that could potentially provide new insights into disease and establish new leads for future research. Altogether, there is an overwhelming sense of cost reduction (belt-tightening), increased efficiency and increased resource optimization in academic research.

Wasted functionality. In the early days of statistical software development (circa 1970s-1980s), software houses competed by offering more and more statistical tests.  The problem that ensued was that, over time, most of the large vendors like SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc., programmed into their software literally everything they could “get their hands on” — and their current customers are still paying for this unprecedented programming frenzy.  The drawback of this “program everything” focus is that only a fraction of the software developed will ever be used.  In short, most IT departments are likely wasting thousands of dollars per year for statistical software functionality which is never used because of developer over-programming.

Wasted time. There is also a good chance statistical software users are spending too much time to analyze data.   Most packages require running a test for each pair of variables singly, and then manually transposing results (statistics and p-values) into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint presentations.  So the problem is not only related to paying for features that will never be used, but also wasting precious time to create publishable results in grant applications, manuscripts, presentations, and research reports.

New demands. Data analysis has also changed over the last few decades. Demand for software capable of data-driven analyses is now competing with the demand for software providing only hypothesis-driven analyses, the latter of which involve the majority of large statistical software developer houses. The idea of “death of statistics” involving use of probability distributions to define everything is not a new one. In point of fact, most graduate students are now more interested in large-scale deep learning with artificial neural networks, or machine learning as a way of becoming competitive in today’s employment markets.

Novel approach. NXG Logic’s approach to statistical software development started with the realization of what most statistical software packages lacked, namely, the ability to rapidly combine hypothesis test results for multiple variables into a single color-formatted output which could rapidly be pasted into manuscripts and presentations; and the lack of newer more contemporary machine learning and artificial neural network methods.   Original program design concepts incorporated numerous time-saving steps so that the end-user can obtain more informative results faster, while optimizing research resources.  Since the early 2000’s, NXG Logic’s programming efforts focused on development of several fast-formatting technologies which combined output from runs made on multiple variables. These technologies include:

  • FFOSS – Fast Formatted Output for Summary Statistics
  • FFOMT – Fast Formatted Output for Multiple Tests
  • FFORM – Fast Formatted Output for Regression Models
  • FFOA – Fast Formatted Output for Association
  • FFOCD – Fast Formatted Output for Class Discovery
  • FFOCP – Fast Formatted Output for Class Prediction

Using NXG Logic’s Explorer package, researchers can generate demographics tables and tables for hypothesis tests in a fraction of the time currently required by most software packages.  Whether it’s machine learning, cluster analysis, ANOVA, class discovery, class prediction, predictive analytics, or survival analysis, Explorer can produce multi-variable results substantially faster and in a format that is much more informative when compared with most other packages.

The newly introduced NXG Logic Instructor package for learning/teaching biostatistics can substantially shorten the time required for generating statistical teaching materials, including homeworks, quizzes, exams, course packs, grading keys for TAs with worked solutions, etc. The rationale for developing the Instructor package was to reduce the time required for generating high-quality biostatistical teaching materials, including homeworks, quizzes, and examinations which could be randomly generated so that students have different parameters for questions and different simulated datasets. Student dishonesty and cheating is on the rise around the globe, and universities are constantly trying to increase their awareness of it while attempting to thwart its occurrence. By randomly generating quiz and examination questions with different parameters, and randomly generating different datasets for student projects, the Instructor package can be used to help overcome these issues.

Visit www.nxglogic.com for additional information.

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Le SaaS à apprentissage automatique de l’Adomik permet aux sociétés de médias d’avancer en toute confiance dans l’univers actuel de la publicité numérique

Paris, France et New York, NY, le 15 décembre 2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Crée en 2001, The Fast 500 récompense les entreprises technologiques d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique (EMEA) ayant obtenu les plus forts taux de croissance du revenu au cours des quatre dernières années. Le programme est soutenu par les actions du Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 50, qui classe les entreprises technologiques à forte croissance par lieu ou par zone géographique selon des critères précis, et est géré par le groupe industriel Deloitte Global’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT). Davantage d’informations sur le programme sont disponibles sur www.deloitte.com/fast500emea.

Tandis que le concours Fast 500 s’étend aux pays d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique et a permis à Adomik de se voir attribuer la place de 14e au classement, le prix Technology Fast 50 France récompense les entreprises technologiques dont le taux de croissance au cours des quatre dernières années est le plus élevé de France. Le Fast 50 établit ainsi un classement général des entreprises technologiques françaises à la plus forte croissance en se basant sur sept classements régionaux.

Adomik se félicite de recevoir le prix et attribue ce succès à l’application d’une méthodologie souple visant à s’adapter aux fluctuations du marché ainsi qu’à des procédés liés au produits axés sur la clientèle, qui permettent au logiciel d’Adomik de toujours résoudre les problèmes majeurs des éditeurs de pays du monde entier.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Axiomatics named as a Sample Vendor in the dynamic data masking category in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” report

STOCKHOLM, Nov-29-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Axiomatics, the leader in fine-grained dynamic authorization, today announced the availability of SmartGuard™ for Big Data 1.2, the only authorization solution that fully supports Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) for Big Data. Key enhancements include support for the SQL-on-Hadoop engine Apache Impala, as well as a new user graphical user interface (GUI) and an improved Configuration API.

“SmartGuard protects data at the source with centrally managed policies that filter and mask content according to business, security and compliance objectives for SQL-on-Hadoop engines Impala, Hive and HAWQ,” said Roger Åström, vice president of product management at Axiomatics. “The use of dynamic authorization to protect Big Data stores provides efficiency, visibility and control of user access, and ensures a streamlined approach to securing Big Data, while also sharing it with authorized users.”

In addition to Impala capabilities, Axiomatics has enhanced the user experience with a redesigned user GUI, and added a new Configuration REST API, that features fine-grained access control for API users. This usability upgrade provides an easy-to-use configuration set-up, with separate tabs for authors and administrators, and organizations now can define these user views with policies.

“SmartGuard for Big Data provides our clients an improved user experience,” said Pablo Giambiagi, vice president of strategic research at Axiomatics. “Users now have much more flexibility when it comes to protecting Big Data systems against unauthorized access and exfiltration of data.”

SmartGuard for Big Data protects Big Data at the data layer, by enforcing user access based on multiple categories of attributes, and the relationship between them. Attributes could include data classification, the purpose of use, time of day, user location, the device in use, and the user’s role or group. Complex privacy requirements, such as protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or helping to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation are supported with SmartGuard for Big Data. Dynamic authorization ensures not just the protection of critical assets and sensitive data, but it allows sharing the right data with authorized users. SmartGuard features the graphical policy editor from the flagship Axiomatics Policy Server, as well as the ability to dynamically mask, filter and redact sensitive data within policy settings. Axiomatics was named as a Sample Vendor in the dynamic data masking category in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” report[1].

 

[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” by Ayal Tirosh, 28 July 2017.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digitale transformatie: OneLife innoveert ook op het vlak van RPA (Robotic Process Automation)

LUXEMBURG, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016 begon OneLife met zijn digitale transformatie, waarmee het een van de eerste ondernemingen was in een domein dat de klantenervaring probeert te verbeteren door een steeds intensere interactie tussen mens en machine. Sindsdien is er, zoals voorzien in de roadmap, al een aantal initiatieven opgestart en de komende maanden zullen er nog meer volgen. Bovendien zijn er nog een aantal die op dit moment nog in de conceptuele fase zitten, maar begin 2018 zouden moeten worden uitgerold.

De Digitale Dagen, waarbij werknemers volledig worden betrokken in het transformatieproces, werden gelanceerd in juni 2017. Het Digitale-Dagen-Ontbijt op 30 november is de ideale gelegenheid om even stil te staan bij de verwezenlijkingen van dit jaar en de initiatieven die er nog aan zitten te komen. Werknemers van de verschillende afdelingen van OneLife zijn betrokken bij de implementatie van de digitale innovatie om de ervaring van partners en klanten te verbeteren en daarbij de technieken aan te leren waarmee ze zullen kunnen concurreren in de wereld van morgen.

Ook opleiding en ontwikkeling gaan bij OneLife voortaan de digitale toer op. Zo werd in september Lynda.com, het leerplatform van LinkedIn, gelanceerd. Deze tool telt meer dan 10 000 e-cursussen en stimuleert werknemers actief regelmatig te blijven leren, in alle disciplines en inclusief certificatie voor wie een cursus heeft afgewerkt.

Marc Stevens, CEO van OneLife: « Digital maakt deel uit van ons DNA bij OneLife! De intelligente interactie tussen Mens en Machine staat voor een eenvoudigere, snellere en gemakkelijkere dagelijkse ervaring voor onze partners, cliënten en werknemers. Onze digitale transformatie loopt door – dit jaar hebben we een aantal toegevoegde waarde initiatieven geïmplementeerd en volgend jaar komen er nog veel meer. »

ER WAS EENS EEN DIGITAAL JAAR – WAT IS ER TOT NU TOE GEBEURD?

Samenvoeging van data

OneLife heeft nauw samengewerkt met Harvest, de leider in Frankrijk voor de samenvoeging van data, om deze nieuwe dienst aan te bieden aan zijn onafhankelijke financieel adviseurs in Frankrijk. Het grote voordeel daarvan is dat we op die manier een totaalbeeld kunnen krijgen van de portefeuilleposities voor elk van hun klanten. Dit initiatief maakt deel uit van een uitgebreide digitale benadering, waar nog andere initiatieven voor de samenvoeging van data aan zullen worden toegevoegd. OneLife ondersteunt het Penelop-formaat nu volledig, waardoor we ons partnership in de komende weken kunnen uitbreiden naar andere aggregators. Bovendien heeft OneLife onlangs een B2B-service ingevoerd, waarmee onze partners in realtime kunnen inloggen op ons platform om alle beschikbare informatie over hun respectieve portefeuille te bekijken.

Het project werd in een recordtijd geïmplementeerd, dankzij de bijzonder vruchtbare samenwerking tussen OneLife en Harvest, waardoor de de nieuwe flows kunnen worden gebruikt om de integratie van de Luxemburgse contracten in O2S uit te breiden. De flows beschikbaar maken, maakt deel uit van een juridisch en technisch mechanisme dat de integriteit en vertrouwelijkheid van persoonsgegevens verzekert (gegevens maskeren, protocol voor beveiligde bestandsoverdracht, cryptografische communicatie, authentiseringssleutel enz.).

www.harvest.fr

Automatisering van standaardprocessen

De onderneming focust in het bijzonder op het identificeren van de fases in een goed gedocumenteerd proces die evengoed kunnen worden geautomatiseerd – en zelfs verbeterd qua tijd, nauwkeurigheid en rapportage. De automatisering van onderdelen van de OneLife service workspace is daar maar één voorbeeld van. Er worden automatische e-mails gegenereerd om transacties te bevestigen, ontbrekende documenten op te vragen en levensverzekeringspolissen doeltreffend te beheren, waardoor het klantenserviceteam meer tijd overhoudt om complexere vragen van klanten te behandelen en zo de relaties met hun gewaardeerde partners en klanten beter te beheren.

ER WAS EENS EEN DIGITAAL JAAR – WAT STAAT ER NOG OP STAPEL?

Voor de komende weken zit er nog een aantal andere digitale initiatieven aan te komen.

Voor de eindejaarsoverzichten van 2017 implementeert het bedrijf Dematerialisering, een proces waarmee de verzekeringnemer en zijn tussenpersoon overzichten direct op de beveiligde portaalsite van de onderneming, youroffice your assets, kunnen bekijken, zodat ze die niet langer via de post op papier toegestuurd moeten krijgen. De pdf kan worden gedownload en opgeslagen voor het geval de klant die nodig heeft. Het gedematerialiseerde overzicht heeft dezelfde juridische waarde als het papieren document. Efficiëntie, veiligheid en snelheid zijn de kernwoorden van dit nieuwe, papierloze proces.

De versnelling van het acceptatieproces voor klanten door de automatisering van KYC- en AML-controles heeft de testfase bij OneLife doorstaan en wordt weldra gelanceerd. RegTech, wat staat voor Regulation Technology, geeft het complianceteam een krachtige technologische tool om de controles uit te voeren en op basis daarvan een aanbeveling te formuleren. Het team kan dan tussenbeide komen voor verdere controles en/of de klanten accepteren, wat het proces aanzienlijk versnelt in vergelijking met de tijd toen alles nog handmatig moest gebeuren. OneLife werkt samen met de Luxemburgse start-up KYCTech aan een ‘proof of concept’ voor het platform. De service wordt geïmplementeerd in februari.

OneLife heeft in 2016 de OneLife OneApp gelanceerd voor zijn partners in België. Vervolgens werd die in augustus 2017 beschikbaar gemaakt voor de rest van zijn partnerbasis. De volgende stap is de openstelling voor alle OneLife-klanten, die voorlopig is voorzien vanaf december. De app biedt realtime toegang tot online portefeuilles in een beveiligde omgeving, evenals de mogelijkheid om transacties en uitstaande items op te volgen. Hij biedt de partners en klanten van OneLife dus heel wat gemoedsrust, aangezien ze hun portefeuilles gewoon meenemen en op ieder moment kunnen raadplegen!

Als laatste onderdeel in het digitaliseringsproces van zijn acceptatie en serviceaanbod zal OneLife in het eerste kwartaal van 2018 de mogelijkheid van elektronische ondertekening introduceren. Dankzij deze nieuwe service zullen partners en klanten met toegang tot youroffice, yourassets documenten digitaal kunnen ondertekenen, waardoor tijdrovende fysieke handtekeningen bij switches en aanvullende betalingen in een eerste fase en in latere fases ook andere transacties niet langer nodig zullen zijn.

ER WAS EENS EEN DIGITAAL JAAR – EN WAT MOGEN WE VOLGEND JAAR NOG VERWACHTEN?

OneLife innoveert ook op het vlak van RPA (Robotic Process Automation). Bots werden dit jaar gelanceerd en ondersteunen al het bedrijf. Ze worden verder uitgerold in 2018.

Als digitaal pionier gebruikt OneLife zijn interne FLEXIBELE aanpak om binnen de hele organisatie snel opportuniteiten te identificeren en veranderingen door te voeren. Van concept tot oplevering is de digitale transformatie van de onderneming niet alleen een belofte, maar ook een realiteit. Hou deze pagina in de gaten voor nog meer spannend nieuws!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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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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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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

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

 

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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Online Office Private Cloud Sharing System: CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 Released

FeyaSoft Inc., the leading provider of online office private cloud solution, today announced that CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 is released for public to download and install.

CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 includes online spreadsheet, online editor, online calendar, sharing and collaboration. It delivers enterprise solution for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud.

“We are very pleased to release our CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 to our customers”, said Fenqiang Zhuang, Founder and CEO of FeyaSoft Inc, “With CubeDrive sharing system, our customers gain better communication inside their organization, save time and money, improve their productivity, and secure their data.”

About FeyaSoft Inc. 
FeyaSoft Inc., headquartered in Ottawa Canada, is a software development company that specializes in building enterprise private cloud solution for Vendors. FeyaSoft has developed award winning enterprise software includes CubeDrive online office. CubeDrive delivers enterprise solutions for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud. To learn more about CubeDrive, please visit: www.cubedrive.com

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