LONDON, 16-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Base Element, a European digital agency, and Cognigy, a leading conversational AI platform software provider have entered to a strategic partnership agreement. This partnership will enable the design and implementation of cutting-edge conversational AI solutions for clients and their brands. The teaming up of Base Element and Cognigy will provide marketers with valuable tools to drive customer engagement and increase conversions, while maintaining meaningful relationships with their audiences through conversational AI interfaces.
“Brands are dynamic and living organisations. Conversing with their clients and prospects needs to be an organic process rather than just an engagement metric on a dashboard. It is a vital part of the customer experience,” Antonis Neocleous, Co-Founder and Director of Base Element, pointed out. “We have been deeply committed to enabling our clients to provide a consistent brand experience across touch points. Partnering with Cognigy, a pioneer in conversational AI technology, significantly supports this commitment.”
Cognigy’s partner ecosystem is at the heart of value creation for clients. They operate as a trusted advisor to both enable and guide clients to realize their potential and to assist them in implementing solutions to seize new opportunities. According to Cognigy’s spokesperson, “This includes understanding what it means to build a conversational practice, as well as how to configure, extend and maintain successful conversational AI projects. The team at Base Element know both the data and experience management space very well. We have a lot of confidence in what they can develop, execute and deliver.”
AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de vorm van makkelijk te implementeren systemen, die alle klantdata combineren en delen. Maar de vraag die marketeers, IT’ers en executives zich terecht stellen is: kan een CDP echt die beloften waarmaken?
Op 23 januari 2019 hosten het Customer Data Platform Institute (CDPI) en Squadra Group de intensieve marketing workshop, “Making the Most of Customer Data Platforms,” om die vraag te beantwoorden en deelnemers mee te nemen in een deep dive in deze, zich zeer snel ontwikkelende, martech sector, die begin 2019 naar verwachting de €200 miljoen omzet in Europa zal overtreffen.
De workshop zal plaatsvinden in Seats to Meet Utrecht CS (Hoog Catharijne) van 12.00 uur tot 18.00 uur en zal geleid worden door David M. Raab, oprichter en CEO van het internationaal opererende Customer Data Platform Institute. De dag erna zal hij ook een keynote presentatie verzorgen tijdens de DDMA Data Dag over de staat van de CDP markt wereldwijd en in Europa.
DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 06-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Increasing number of solutions in the entire cloud ecosystem has resulted in creation of a complex cloud environment. Shifting toward cloud platforms being a major focus, cloud customers are facing challenges in managing applications, integrating, workload management and other facets in the cloud computing space. In a bid to resolve cloud challenges, vendors such as SAP SE have created advanced cloud platform services that offer simplified process control and enhanced workload management using various services under the SAP cloud platform services portfolio.
Fact.MR foresees that the sales of SAP cloud platform services are estimated to jump by 1.2x in 2018 over 2017, with the overall SAP cloud platform services market crossing a valuation of over US$ 160 Mn in the year. Fact.MR report envisages that the SAP cloud platform services market is likely to stay bullish on back of remarkable growth prospects in the following years, with growing small and large scale enterprises venturing into SAP cloud platform services to enhance business performance.
“To enhance global footprint and improve sales of SAP cloud platform services, participants such as SAP SE are entering into strategic collaborations and partnerships across major countries worldwide. Considering the present scenario of increasing partnerships it has been possible to develop new sales funnels for SAP cloud platform services, which in turn is expected to fuel the market valuation of SAP cloud platform services in the forthcoming years.” – Lead Analyst, Fact.MR IoT and Cloud Computing, ICT Domain
Few Takeaways Highlighted in the Report
End users of SAP cloud platform services continue to showcase higher preference for strategy and consulting services; POC (Proof of Concept) service likely to gain high traction
Small and medium enterprises to pave potential growth avenues for SAP cloud platform services vendors worldwide; large enterprises showcase a steadily growing inclination towards cloud services
IT and telecom industry account for a higher share of the SAP cloud platform services market in 2017 followed by BFSI sector
Consumer goods & retail and manufacturing sectors to showcase increasing preference in SAP cloud platform services in 2018
United States to remain an attractive market for SAP cloud platform services accounting for over 30% revenue share of the overall market in 2017
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Emerge as an Attractive End User
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users with respect to SAP cloud platform services adoption, says the report. Small and medium businesses are largely focusing on cloud computing services owing to relatively low cost associated with cloud computing as compared to on-premise deployment and SAP cloud platform services are no exception. The report estimates that the SAP cloud platform services market revenue generated from small and medium enterprises is likely to cross US$ 100 Mn by end of 2018.
On the other hand, relatively lower revenue generation has been observed across large enterprises on account of early adoption of on-premise deployment that is pre-planned. Moreover, affordability quotient of on-premise deployment services by large enterprises is high as compared to SMEs. However, SAP cloud platform services are likely to gain higher traction across large enterprises in the future, according to the report.
Preeminence of Americas Region to Prevail in the SAP Cloud Platform Services Marketplace
Sales of SAP cloud platform services are likely to remain concentrated across Americas, particularly the United States. Macroeconomic factors such as significant economic growth and high GDP coupled with growing cloud computing infrastructure and presence of key SAP cloud platform services vendors have influenced sales in the country.
Countries in the Asia Pacific, particularly Japan, are likely to showcase increasing inclination toward use of SAP cloud platform services. The report projects that the demand for SAP cloud platform services across Japan, India, China and Australia is expected to grow at a stellar pace. Of these countries, albeit at a lower base apropos of revenue generation, India is likely to project potential growth prospects for SAP cloud platform services, according to Fact.MR report.
Overall, the outlook for SAP cloud platform services market remains bullish in the forthcoming years, with the market expanding at a value CAGR of 29.5% throughout the period of assessment, 2018-2028.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, 29-Oct-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — By 2020 almost 500,000 ICT jobs may remain unfilled in Europe according to European Commission’s estimate. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this issue can be addressed, by reeducating career changers looking to move into the IT industry. Budapest-based Green Fox Academy, who run Hungary’s first 4-month-long coding bootcamp course, has just started its first course in Prague, with 16 students. The teaching methods and course structure are the same as the courses which take place in Budapest.
While the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic is the lowest in Europe, it is notable that the labor market has a shortfall of 20,000 IT professionals. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this shortage of developers can be addressed, and is one reason why Hungary’s first 4-month-long coding bootcamp, Budapest-based Green Fox Academy, has opened a new bootcamp in Prague primarily for career changers looking to move into the IT industry. “The lack of IT professionals is not a local but a regional tendency,” says Kristóf Bárdos, co-founder of Green Fox Academy. “Digital technologies are having a wide impact on all industries, entire professions are disappearing or being re-defined, and new jobs are being created. Digital skills are becoming vital in every industry.” Bootcamps can plug this gap by reeducating career changers.
Green Fox Academy started its first course in Budapest in 2015 with 21 students, and since then 380 students have graduated from the bootcamp. Green Fox Academy’s 10th cohort, with more than 80 students, begin their studies in Budapest this October, while in Prague the first course has just begun with 16 participants.
Green Fox Academy entered the Czech market with a local partner, Czechitas. This non-profit corporation organizes courses in programing, web development, graphic design or data analytics for girls and women. They have more than 4,000 graduates per year.
NEW YORK, NY, USA, 2018-Sep-28 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — If you are a particular individual at your home and a great curiosity it could happen the same thing that if you are or a Business boss looking for making your business grow up, you might think, “what is in common between these two cases?” two words: translation services.
If you are curious about the world, at some point you will come across with the languages, and if you have no fear, you can learn them, this process takes years, and something that can be of a great help is making many small requests of translation.
First of all, works made in translation enterprises are actually human translation works; it is not about better technology for translating, just highly trained personnel, so you will never find a digital translation remotely comparable to these ones.
What kind of works is made by translation agencies?
In this age of communication in the 21st century, there is the high possibility that you were trying to communicate with people across the globe, maybe because you are just trying to make new friends and the language barrier is a problem, only thing you need is to have letters translated.
Try to picture this funny example! Maybe your son, daughter or familiar at some point has a romantic engage with a person who does not manage your language and you want to know about that person as it is appropriate, you will need communication.
And this is where the works made by translation agencies make their appearance. For in all of these curious situations the help you need is as reachable as a translation request to one of these agencies.
A good way to improve your languages
Also and good too, if you decided to take the harder but also more passionate way that is to learn the language seriously, whichever it is, you will find yourself without knowing what does some words mean, so here you can use a bilingual dictionary or a digital translator, for more complicated or specific cases, we strongly advise you to hire small human translation works.
Did you start learning thank to a song you obsessed with? That can be an excellent way to start and to boost learning a language, to ask a translation agency to get the song translated for you. And this way you will keep on learning your language in a fantastic and fun way.
An excellent and economic way to open new doors
With the works made translation agencies, you are boosted to get access to the entire world, and help you to reach new horizons with languages, although you do not manage them by yourself. With the translations, you get to them and you can start becoming familiar with them.
Try to picture the next situation: you are reading on internet and you start learning about a culture that is so rich and abundant, that you feel identified with much if it and want to learn more. But then you see that much of its way to work is related to its language.
Translation Works for your business
In this new generation of the connections across the world, your employees and all of your company might need help with communicating with people across the globe, for you are willing to expand and make an excellent contract, do not worry, it is easy for us to translate business letters accurately.
It does not matter if your business is having a great impact and success or not, taking the translation way is an excellent and infallible way to expand and boost your business, and we strongly advise you to think about it and meditate it carefully.
It is possible that an experienced enterprise of the outside is extending the hand to you and you are not able to answer them properly due to not knowing how to communicate, do not let the language barrier stop you! This is your chance; hire a translation service for you to explore.
The ultimate help for your business with translations
If your employees are brave enough to take on new goals, you can start a program of language instruction, for helping your employees to manage themselves with the business language and improving their international communication with all kind of people and cultures.
After this, your employees would be qualified in the business communication across international frontiers, so you will start having branch offices in different countries and your brand will be much bigger and known across the entire globe.
Companies and enterprises like www.pangeanic.com are so often hired to establish this kind of procedures in businesses and they might be the key for yours. This translation and interpretation services jut might be what you need for having your office up to the universe.
Resuming: Translation works are your solution
The works made by translation enterprises are not as simple to explain as you might think, translation agencies can make an amazingly wide range of different works depending of your personal request or the needs of your business.
What you have read in this article are the just the basics about the working of the translations, for they are a great industry and it can take you to so many different areas that you would never imagine. It is strongly advisable for you to keep reading and learning.
Remember what works made by translation agencies
The translation agencies can save your business one day, so better take note of this! On it’s the simplest way, the works made by translation enterprises making use of the feeling, the human possibility of feeling the true meaning of the words, the expressions and sentences. This way, a human is totally able to translate in ways that are impossible to computers.
Picking up from a simple request made by you, from your home, you can upload and send any written doc, odt or pdf file you have in your computer and request it to be translated, the price will be determined by the quantity of words and the time you give them to have it done.
Then, if you have and want a letter to be translated, a song or even a poem, you can have it translated by them, and then, you can specify exactly how you want it to be done, you can ask them to get its intonation, metrics, rhymes, quantity of words and the formal or informal forms.
These lasts are important to have them in mind, for the polite expressions can be strongly marked in other languages more than in English, for example, in Spanish, there are two ways to say You, and they are “Tú” (in some places is “vos”) on its informal way, and “Usted” on its formal manner.
The next step and level of translation
If you are trying to complete your whole family genealogy, you will probably find old hand-written books, maybe they will be hard to read or even be in a different language if your ascendants were Italian, German, Swedish or similar.
Here the translation services can be of your all solution, for you can scan it and send all pages to a translation agency, you can ask them to just transcript into digital just like it is there, and just have it there if you want, but you can also ask it to be completely translated and presented to you, they will be contacting you for any doubt just to have it the best for you.
We can help you by translating your marketing material
If you are trying to boost a little business or an indie company, you will for sure need to make use of advertisements and marketing strategies for letting the world know about you, and if you decide to translate graphic design element for taking it across the cultures.
First of all it would be necessary to get translated your online marketing materials, look for a specific translation agency that counts with graphic designers for not only translating your advertisements, but having them exactly like they were before, nice looking but translated.
And then, you can ask a printer to take to reality all the digital marketing advertisements translated as a work made by translation enterprises and start putting your brand on the spotlights!
This will be just the beginning, once you have done this, you will start gaining fame among the people, and they will recognize your brand with a quick sight, it has no importance about where are they from, for your brand would have reached new horizons.
We strongly advise you to start thinking about hiring the new services, the works made by translation agencies and enterprises, you will have right what you need! And you can find anything you want, only thing you need to do is to read enough and find exactly the one you want!
There are plenty of translation agencies and companies in the United States and in the Internet, and the one you need does exist!
NEW YORK, NY, USA, 2018-Sep-26 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Most of the systems we are already used to, we do not know how they work, for we are always thinking we know enough that they work and we trust them. But honestly, do you think you know enough about online banking? Here you will find some facts that might be useful for you to know!
Here you will find useful information you will better have on mind, and also excellent reasons for using online banking services and some advices for being always safe and security.
Sometimes if your internet connection is not that good, it might be hard for you to access to your bank through your conventional online banking portal, so these online banking apps and services might help you to access in an easier, lighter and safer way anytime you need!
Online Banking – When and how did it start working?
Did you know it? The first online banking systems that gave origin of the ones you use today EVERYDAY were introduced in the early 1980s in New York when four of the national banks started offering the revolutionary home banking services, allowing the clients and small businesses to have a quick online banking check.
On the same way, the online banking started also on the United Kingdom around those years when the Scotland Bank and the Nottingham Building Society provided the Homelink service for giving their users the opportunity of viewing bank moves on a computer.
But it was only until 1994 that the banks around the entire globe started using the internet for posting their advertises, and then in 1995 they started offering to the clients the possibility of managing their money online through a home computer, and this came to be the online banking of nowadays.
The greatest benefits of using the Online Banking
As everyone knows the major benefits of using online banking are mainly two: security and comfort. With the online banking services you can make all your money-related operations without needing cash or personally going to the bank.
Paying your services with no delay
These services might help you regardless of your bank, they will help you to manage all your bank moves for having an easy, confortable, secure and practical administration of your money, you can make routine pays like paying electricity, water and gas services without losing any time of your day.
Your pays to third ones can also be made much easier with these online banking services, for they will offer you an easy platform where you can quickly see and control your bank accounts.
Manage all your accounts and save your time and money
These services might also help you if you manage more than one bank account, so you can control your money in any of them more easily and in a more ordered way. You do not need to waste any passage fees anymore if you do not live close to any bank, you can make all your processes from your home computer or even with your Smartphone.
It is really easy to look by yourself if you prefer right now, on Google Play Store for these apps for the one you prefer the most, we just advice you to read enough about each app of services and be aware of the reviews to know if it is safe and if it has the functions you need.
Most of these online banking services also have apps you can download for always having a control of your money in your pocket. You can pay the balance of your telephones, your internet service and the rent of your home (if you have to) through online banking.
Risks and security advices while using online banking
If you are already an online banking user or you are considering being one, here are some advices to keep security, for there is no infallible system and you can help these to be safer and securer. What you can do is always good for making sure your security and your money’s.
Many online banking services keep you safe with logging you out every time you finish your operations, if you close the app or delay too long in doing something in it, it might close your account for your security, so you better remember always your user name and password.
It is not recommendable to have your password written in a paper or in any digital way inside your phone, always protect your device with a locking pattern, or even better, a password or a PIN code, these last two methods are more efficient and safer than the pattern that could stand marked on the screen of your smartphone.
Install a VPN app for your security
Sometimes when you connect to the public WiFi and start making your bank moves from your smartphone or laptop, there are hackers who are connected to the same network that you are, and they can hack your information even from your online banking accounts, everything you send could be intercepted by them.
The makers of the online banking services and apps nothing can do against that, but you can! There are some programs or apps that are known as VPN. What are the VPN programs and apps? The letters are for Virtual Protected Network, and it makes that all your information is encrypted and it makes it harder to be hacked and intercepted.
If you protect your phone and your laptop with VPN programs, the hackers will have it MUCH harder to intercept your data and force your online banking accounts.
Follow carefully all of these advises and your online banking account, passwords, and information will never be hacked! You can then research by yourself and keep reading for having enough knowledge about the system of online anti-hacking security you are willing to install and make use of.
At this moment me do not recommend you one specific VPN app or program, we just let you know about its existence and we strongly advise you to start researching about them, so you can find exactly the one you need for your phone, or your laptop.
Do not waste any time or disk space on installing a program that is too heavy and has too many features that you do not actually need, just look for the program you do need.
It is also recommendable that you read carefully every contract of terms and conditions and politic privacy of the apps you install and the programs you use in your laptop for applying the online banking services.
Benefits of online banking
If you have no fear to innovate and start tasting the great advantages of adapting to the new technologies, then, you will make good to start trying new systems of online banking like apps and webpages that are quick and easy to access, you will see in your own experience the next benefits:
First of all, you will reduce the time spent in executing financial operations. Only thing you need to do is to be connected to the internet from your home, your office or any mobile web (remember to use VPM systems to protect data), and then you will have all your money in your hand, easily manageable.
Have your bank at the reach of your hand
Make your bank moves from everywhere you are, you can do it from your laptop or your smartphone, only thing you need to do is to have internet access and then you can review your account state, transfer money and pay fees. Usually, these mobile online banking services are free and the only charge you could get is with your mobile company and the kind of plan you have contracted.
You can make more than one banking operation: moves, credit card pays, pay of services, recharge your air time and according to specialists, 20 per cent of people access to online banking through internet through these kind of mobile devices.
Keep the control of everything easily
You can have control of your money and account pays, and then stop losing any more time visiting the bank, with online banking aside of avoiding the printed account states, you can pay your accounts and maintain all your pay registries in only one place and very easy to find. If you prefer, you can also program automatic pays using your credit or debit card, like the pays of your services of water, electricity and telephone.
Stay safe with your money
Security with your operations is supported by your username and your personal unique password (and this is one you can change periodically), and also you have the token, that is a numeric code that changes every 60 seconds, and that you have to introduce to connect to the online banking.
Many online banking methods also work with security images, which are unique and are impossible to be identified or distinguished by a computer, so it cannot be violated with robotic systems.
SOUTHAMPTON, 20-Sep-2018 — /EPR Internet News/ — As social media has experienced considerable exponential growth-rate over the past decade, sadly the same has occurred with online hate speech. Clear evidence of this picture is the fact that different international organisations, including the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and national governments across Europe; namely the UK, Germany, France and Italy, have demanded that the large corporations behind the major social media platforms do more to address this issue. In fact, recent sociological research reveals that, while more needs to be done at the corporate level, there is also other actions that could be taken by national governments and educational bodies towards changing this picture in the near future.
To this end, Dr Luiz Valerio P. Trindade, has undertaken a four-year qualitative study addressing the social impacts of hate speech, racism and bigotry on social media platforms. Based on that, he has developed key recommendations that could stem the practice and help to prevent this phenomenon taking place and laying the foundations for reducing their occurrence in the years to come. With research revealing that even individual Facebook posts with racist and hate content can continue to engage users for up to 3 years after the initial publication, far from being just one moment of instant communication, hateful posts have a life spam that surprisingly extends over a long period. Perhaps more worryingly, the research evidences that social media is held to be a ‘No Man’s Land’ by the proponents of hate and bigotry, suggesting that these people feel at ease to convey their ideologies believing that authorities cannot reach them.
Dr Trindade has developed clear public policy recommendations that could make a difference towards promoting change in users’ behaviour on social media, such as:
Discussing the consequences of online hate speech with secondary school pupils and helping them to develop a clear understanding of the real life’s impacts and consequences of this practice. This is critical because social media is widely used by the 13-17 years-old age group, with over 1.8 million users of this age in the UK alone and 172 million globally.
Educational campaigns at national level to highlight the fact that online life is not detached from offline and that, in fact, they are intertwined.
Working to ensure that the large corporations behind the major social media platforms have effective and faster processes to remove inappropriate content that’s been flagged up by their users or spotted by their powerful algorithms.
Calling for these corporations to clearly highlight to their users that their platforms are not a safe paradise for them to convey racist views or promote bigotry exempt of consequences. Instead, these corporations need to set out clearly that identification data could be disclosed to the authorities, who could then hold them to accountable for their online attitudes.
Dr Trindade, PhD in Sociology by the University of Southampton says, “The increasing trend of construction and dissemination of hate speech, bigotry, misogyny and racism are apparently becoming the ‘new normal’ in the digital landscape across several European countries and also in the UK. Moreover, rather than fading away soon after publication, derogatory posts oftentimes become powerful magnets attracting several new users for the same conversation for up to three years, what can potentially increase the initial harm caused to the victim of the verbal abuse”.
BUCHAREST, Romania, 19-Sep-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that today, 19 September 2018, the Company’s subsidiary, Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. (“Digi Spain”) launched commercially its fixed broadband and fixed telephony services in Spain. These new services will be provided based on the wholesale indirect access NEBA agreement concluded with Telefonica in Spain, that will offer access to the broadband infrastructure of FTTH and ADSL of Telefonica. In a first phase, the Digi Spain fixed internet and fixed telephony services are made available to customers from the Community of Madrid, while further expansions are expected to other Spanish provinces where Digi Spain already enjoys a favourable penetration of its mobile services.
BAARN, Netherlands, 17-Sep-2018 — /EPR Internet News/ — coMakeIT strengthened its executive management team through the addition of Durga Prakash Kone, as Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales. Durga is a seasoned technology professional with an outstanding track record of enabling the success of various globally renowned IT businesses.
Over the past two and a half decades, Durga held senior leadership roles at Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Satyam, and Intelligroup (NTT Data), and was instrumental in scaling their business across North America, EMEA, APJ, and India. His core competencies include Strategic Sales, Business Development, Channel Sales, and building product partner ecosystems. In his previous assignment, Durga played a key role in building the SAP Alliance & Ecosystems business globally for Tech Mahindra.
As EVP & Head of Global Sales, Durga will drive coMakeIT’s Global Sales & Ecosystem Strategy. Speaking on the occasion, he stated:
“coMakeIT is ideally positioned to leverage the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption. With its unique co-creation model of building software IP, and a strong portfolio of product engineering and application modernization services, coMakeIT is on the cusp of exponential growth, and I am excited to be a part of its next phase of evolution.”
With its exclusive focus on serving the continuously evolving needs of software-driven businesses, coMakeIT is relied upon as a strategic partner by numerous innovative software companies from Netherlands, UK, and Australia, in diverse domains including BFSI, Logistics, Fleet Management, ERP, and Education etc. coMakeIT is investing to build and further enhance its capabilities in application modernization, which has enormous potential across varied domains and geographies including ANZ, and North America. coMakeIT also offers advanced capabilities in emerging technologies, which help its customers accelerate their product innovation and reduce the risk of technology adoption.
AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE).
The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant value” for 80% of CDPIE members who had completed a deployment. In total, 24% reported a CDP in place, another 34% had a deployment in process or planned within the next twelve months, and the balance had plans to deploy after the next twelve months, no plans to deploy, or didn’t know.
Other findings in the report include:
large consumer companies (over €100 million revenue) have a much more pressing need for CDPs, with 68% saying they had many disconnected marketing systems. This group is the core of the CDP marketplace worldwide. Only 26% of business-to-business companies have many disconnected systems.
large consumer companies are more likely to connect their systems with a CDP. A total of 86% had a CDP in place or were planning a deployment. By contrast, 52% of business marketers had no CDP deployment plans, reflecting the greater existing integration those groups reported.
Interest in CDPs extends well beyond marketing departments. Marketers accounted for just 40% of respondents at B2C companies, with IT (23%) and corporate management (17%) also heavily represented.
Over-all, CDP deployment in Europe is in early stages. Only 14% of CDPIE members at large consumer companies had completed their CDP deployment. We believe deployment rates are substantially lower among non-CDPIE members.
Customer Data Platforms are packaged software that builds a unified customer database which can be shared with other systems. The CDP Institute estimates that European revenue for all CDP vendors will total at least €200 million in 2018, including €130 million for EU-based vendors, and is growing above 50% per year. For details, see the CDP Institute’s CDP Industry in Europe Report and worldwide CDP Industry Update, both published in July 2018.
SAN DIEGO, CA, United States, 27-Aug-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — DB CyberTech, a pioneer in machine learning based predictive data loss prevention, today announced advanced data classification for structured data as a new capability of their security and privacy platform. This new capability supports compliance with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
DB CyberTech’s advanced data classification utilizes natural language processing to continuously and accurately identify high value sensitive data such as personal data, intellectual property, and financial information. With this capability, privacy professionals and Data Protection Officers are now able to focus more of their attention on a set of databases that store sensitive data and therefore pose the greatest risk to the organization.
Advanced Data Classification is available now for DB CyberTech’s Predictive Data Loss Prevention and GDPR solutions. Data classification operates completely non-intrusively by analyzing database conversations. No database login credentials are necessary and there’s no impact on database performance.
“To defend against today’s security threats to structured data, DB CyberTech offers database asset discovery, automatic data classification, and continuous monitoring to identify where sensitive data is stored along with which clients and applications process sensitive information,” said Brett Helm, CEO of DB CyberTech. “We then apply machine learning and behavioral analytics to pinpoint rogue activities including insider threats.”
Melbourne, Australia, 2018-Aug-15 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Zuuse has entered into an agreement to acquire GCPay.com (GCPay), a leading North American provider of cloud collaboration software aimed at streamlining the payment applications process in the building and construction industry.
The acquisition will provide Zuuse with a critical toehold in its largest global market, with almost 40,000 users of the software platform in the USA, including General Contractors, Owners, Developers, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Engineering and Architectural Firms, and Subcontractors.
Together with complementing its Payapps cloud collaboration platform in the APAC and EMEA markets, GCPay will help strengthen the Zuuse global product portfolio in the building and construction software sectors.
The GCPay software solution is consistently aligned to the Zuuse strategy and customer base, offering a strong standalone solution as well as integrations with Sage and Viewpoint construction ERP systems, and aligning with other partners.
Zuuse CEO, Jason Lilienstein, said, “This is an exciting acquisition for Zuuse and brings us a major step closer towards becoming a leading global provider of construction and building operations software. The integration of GCPay’s market leading technology will consolidate our position as an industry leader in cloud collaboration payment applications software to the global construction industry, together with further establishing our presence as a leading disruptor in the broader, high-growth AECO (Architecture – Engineering – Construction – Owner Operations) market.”
Systems and processes in the AECO sector are still largely fragmented, manual or paper based, and these inefficiencies result in customers losing time, money, information and resources. Lilienstein, added, “Today’s announcement further exemplifies the customer-centricity and the power of Zuuse, in providing construction and building operations software solutions for our customers which tackle these inefficiencies head-on, working with everything from day to day operational issueson the construction and building site, to long-term strategic asset and facility management issues.”
GCPay COO, Daniel Brunelli, said, “The coming together of our companies is an excellent outcome for all of our stakeholders and most importantly for ourcustomers. The combination of our businesses provides both parties with the expertise, scale and reach needed to provide our customers what they need, when they need it, anywhere in the world.
As a part of the broader Zuuse business, GCPay will be better equipped and resourced to deliver greater value to customers, including extending our existing product functionality as well as broadening our product offering to better fulfil the evolving needs of the growing construction industry. We are tremendously excited by the prospect of what Zuuse and GCPay can achieve together, and I look forward to sharing these benefits with our customers.”
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is anticipated to be completed in the third quarter of calendar year 2018.
Zuuse is a leading global software provider in the construction and building operations sector. Zuuse’s construction solutions handle payment applications, seamlessly carried through to building operations with asset and facilities management, BIM in FM, and lifecycle costing and management. With over 4,000 asset owner, operator, general contractor and subcontractor customers worldwide, Zuuse offers software solutions which are revolutionizing the performance of assets from beginning to end – and all the time in between. Zuuse is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and has operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
GCPay is a leading North American provider of cloud collaboration software aimed at streamlining the payment application process in the building and construction industry. GCPay automates construction subcontract management processes, specifically invoicing, compliance and lien waivers. With integration partners such as Viewpoint, Sage, and payment processor AvidXchange, GCPay cuts costs, improves compliance and reduces risk by streamlining subcontractor management and payment. Founded in 2002, GCPay is headquartered in Richmond, VA, USA.
Anaheim, CA, 2018-Jul-29 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — A New dedicated online marketplace for handcraft products, Treasureboxshop.com announces the launch of their services connecting handcraft makers to the market. The website is a complete solution for handcraft makers helping them to market their products, learn new skills to improve their business further and sell at the same time.
Created with the goal to provide a tailored community for handcraft makers and a vast marketplace for various handcraft products as well, TreasureBox.com is fast positioning itself as the go-to marketplace for such products. Safe and secure to use, the Treasure Box Shop is easy to navigate making it easy for interested buyers to browse through categories.
“We are happy to provide this type of solution and a great marketplace for handcraft lovers all over the world. Our goal is not only to help people find the best craft products out there, but we also want to create a safe, secure and easy to use online platform for handcraft sellers and buyers.” Says Nancy McEntire.
She says further, “You can learn how to create various unique DIY items and up your craft business through our top-quality training content available on our site. The goal here is to help your business improve and provide you the market as well.”
Sign up on TreasureBoxshops.com is free and interested sellers can join the community to start enjoying the fast-growing available opportunities.
Philadelphia, USA, 11-Jul-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — European vendors in the soon-to-be €1 billion Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry are leading its transition to more integrated solutions, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe.
The first-ever study of the European CDP industry analyzes 21 vendors employing more than 1,500 people and generating at least €130 million revenue in 2018. European firms account for one-quarter of worldwide CDP employment. Vendors covered in the report are: BlueConic, BlueVenn, Boxever, Camp de Bases, Celebrus/D4T4, CommandersAct, ContactLab, CrossEngage, Eulerian Technologies, Fospha, IntentHQ, Invicta, Jahia, LeadBoxer, NGDATA, Nominow, Piwik Pro, PRDCT, RedEye, Splio, and Ysance.
While most of the industry outside Europe sells products limited to database creation and analytics, the majority of European CDP vendors include these functions plus integrated applications such as Web site personalization or email message selection. Systems with these applications have generated nearly all industry growth worldwide in the past year, according to the CDP Institute’s recent analysis of the global industry.
“European marketers have special needs, such as compliance with GDPR, that are often best understood by local vendors,” said CDP Institute Europe CEO David Raab. “Development of a European CDP industry will help more marketers take advantage of CDP’s ability to make full use of their customer data.”
Glendale, CA, 2018-Jul-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Affiliate Summit, which hosts two events in the United States, in Las Vegas and New York, will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis from July 29-31. The two-decade-old global conference and tradeshow expects to host thousands of digital marketers from over 70 countries.
Key attendees typically include C-suite executives and top decision-makers from a variety of different industries all within the lead generation space. The individuals, agencies and service providers amass at Affiliate Summit to grow their network and learn from other industry experts.
Phonexa announced earlier this year that they are taking the lead in eliminating integration fees in order to create a more client-friendly business practice. The accumulated cost of API integrations is often a serious roadblock for companies who need to upgrade their existing systems. With the costs of integrations out of the picture, businesses can allocate more of their budget and effort towards creating better products and marketing campaigns. Phonexa’s client-focused business practice should be well-received at the 2018 Affiliate Summit East, as thousands of brand representatives and industry leaders collectively hunt for value-driven solutions.
The packed agenda at Affiliate Summit East provides each different attendee with relevant workshops, networking opportunities and valuable takeaways; equipping affiliates, networks, technology providers and digital agencies with the appropriate strategies and industry knowledge they came to acquire.
MONTREAL, Canada, 06-Jul-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — iBwave, the global standard for designing multi-technology in-building networks announced today that MTS, the leading telecommunications group in Russia, has successfully used iBwave Design to plan, design, deploy and manage modern high density and high capacity wireless networks for the 2018 Soccer tournament.
One of the main challenges during a major event like this is to be ready for the massive data demands put forward by excited fans using multiple devices in a stadium’s complex environment. To enable a fast, reliable fan experience during the 2018 Soccer, MTS Russia leveraged iBwave Design’s planning, propagation and capacity modelling features to quickly deliver one the largest deployments of Massive MIMO in Europe to date. iBwave Design was used to successfully plan and deploy high capacity networks for the following stadiums and surrounding areas: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (capacity: 80,000), Spartak Stadium, Moscow (capacity 45000), Rostov Arena Rostov-on-Don (capacity 45000) and Kazan Arena, Kazan (capacity 45000).
Through iBwave’s ability to design mobile networks in large complex venues such as stadiums, operators like MTS can create the ultimate wireless experiences by meeting the demands of a large number of people at a specific time without compromising on speed and quality. There is no margin for error in such an environment when the service is needed then and there without any disruption. Many players are needed to create this experience and iBwave’s design capability ties this all together. With iBwave on its team, MTS was able to deliver a great end user experience by leveraging design features such as signal and capacity modeling right down to inclined surfaces, complex architecture and body-loss calculations when the stadium is filled to capacity.
“It is always difficult to predict mobile consumer needs in high density, high capacity environments- particularly for a world class sporting event such this, where thousands of sports fans are simultaneously using multiple devices across multiple technologies,” says Seth Roy, Vice President Product Line Management at iBwave. “Based on our experience of connecting major sporting events such as past World Cups and the Olympics, our tools are the ideal choice to prepare for the huge amounts of data requirements during the 2018 World Cup. We are proud to support MTS in this project and extremely excited to be part of the design and deployment of Europe’s largest Massive MIMO experiences”, he added.
More than 3 million spectators are estimated to watch the games live during this month-long event, which is underway until July 15th.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May-1-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZOOM International, a leader in call recording, workforce optimization, and compliance software for the omnichannel contact center, today announced support for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By making simplicity, speed, and cost-effectiveness the goals of the release, ZOOM has created a new industry standard—companies who need to support GDPR in any region of the world don’t have to purchase and implement more software. GDPR support is a standard part of the ZOOM 6.3 Suite.
Former Gartner executive and Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon, explained the scenario in a November 2017 article on Forbes, “The looming imposition of a new data protection regulation in the EU is already sending tremors through the legal and IT worlds as organizations wake up to the fact that by May 25, 2018, they have to comply with the most intrusive technology regulation ever. Law firms and consulting firms are starting to use phrases like ‘this is Y2K all over again.’”
Companies in and outside the EU are taking immediate action to make applications compliant while also planning for larger, cross-department initiatives in parallel. For any company (in any country) managing EU citizen data, fines can be as much as €20 million or 4% of global annual revenues. To add to the pressure, many WFO vendors force additional software purchases of complicated “compliance suites.” Unlike ZOOM, these companies add a burden, creating additional friction for their customers—forcing longer timelines for decisions, approval, and implementation.
“GDPR is a monster of a regulation for companies to tackle,” explained Brian Shore, CEO of ZOOM International, “So, we designed ZOOM 6.3 to simplify and streamline the effort it takes to achieve GDPR compliance. It also gives customers enough flexibility to evolve over time without becoming a beastly, bloated, and outrageously expensive application—like we see from many of our competitors. In addition, GDPR truly puts the ownership of data completely in the consumers’ hands, even allowing them to have all their data erased. To address this, companies really need quality management software more than ever. Perhaps they could afford to have upset customers in the past, but now it is much more expensive. GDPR will enable a different type of attrition than we have ever seen in the history of the world.”
Menlo Park, California, 2018-Apr-10 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — HomeOpenly continues to leverage the latest Internet technology in its effort to make real estate process less costly and more transparent. With its latest release HomeOpenly aggregate savings database now outperforms aggregate savings offered by the Redfin Corporation, a well-known online savings broker. HomeOpenly now advertises savings for more than 147 Million residential properties across the United States.
HomeOpenly works to transform real estate process with an OPEN Marketplace as the first platform of its kind to advertise closing costs savings to consumers without referral fees. The final output for its service are widely-accepted, current and fluid real estate closing commission rates and services defined by local competitive markets. HomeOpenly is estimated to help save US residential real estate consumers anywhere $10-15 Billion each year in closing costs by allowing competitive local real estate agents an opportunity to fairly represent a much greater number of real estate consumers nationwide.
The start-up operates an algorithm that is free from the influence of any referral fees revenue – all local results provided to users always match their best options. With its platform now successfully running on a national scale, HomeOpenly becomes a cost-saving alternative to referral fee brokers, such as Redfin. HomeOpenly actively advertises actionable and current savings in all 50 States.
“Redfin Corporation is heavily dependent on referral fees for revenue; the same independent agents who wage 30% of their commissions back to Redfin can freely advertise at HomeOpenly,” said co-founder Dmitry Shkipin, “we run our platform as an open system built on fair advertising methods to challenge all major referral fees models with genuine Internet principles and innovation.”
HomeOpenly allows real estate agents to comfortably participate in an OPEN Marketplace and to advertise competitive commission rates, service levels for a specific transaction price range, flat fees, quickly opt-in, or modify service advertisements at any time. Home buyers and sellers send their own leads requests to agents they like and HomeOpenly forwards these leads directly without any middle-man fees involved. These features, together, make up for the best and the most effective platform for home buyers and sellers to find and connect with competitive local agents for their real estate transactions.
“Co-founded a year ago working in a team effort with key help from early adopters, friends and fellow Internet companies, HomeOpenly now delivers the best aggregate advertised savings in the US, far outperforming savings offered by Redfin, without any referral fees to anyone,” continued Dmitry Shkipin, “this information directly benefits our users and encourages independent local real estate agents to list their best rates. The best part of our platform is that it only takes few minutes for home buyers and sellers to acquire local agent results without any strings attached – the user experience is 100% unbiased and secure.”
HomeOpenly is the first online platform rapidly allows real estate agents across the United States to effectively compete locally on 0% referral terms. HomeOpenly is built to advertise savings, however, the platform does not lock anyone into any referral agreements or specific rates, instead, competitive market guides the process. HomeOpenly acquires organic users with local search index results and generates revenue with independent advertising, real estate data analysis and optional premium services.
HomeOpenly is maintained in the heart of Silicon Valley as an Internet platform designed to promote lower cost of homeownership in the United States by generating an unbiased real estate match experience for all users. The service operates on its patent-pending model that allows users to advertise and receive the best local real estate agency savings information absolutely free. HomeOpenly can easily be found online at (https://homeopenly.com).
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Mar-28-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform to efficiently deliver data-driven websites and support the full customer journey of French SMBs.
As part of their strategy, Orange is looking to expand their digital services and ensure that their SMB customers benefit from the opportunities of the digital world. Websites are at the core of a digital product suite for SMBs and enable Orange, as a digital service provider, to help small businesses across France establish their own professional online presence and gain new customers. With website production previously dispersed across several platforms, Orange was in search of a new platform that could support the full customer journey of their small business customers, as well as efficiently and cost-effectively deliver websites at scale.
“Websites are a fundamental part of the digital world, and we knew that it was important to find an excellent website platform provider to make it easier to provide our SMB customers with a successful online presence now, and in the future.” says Philippe Manzano from Orange, “After a full evaluation, we’ve selected the Mono Platform to support the many facets of our business, including do-it-yourself (DIY) solution, do-it-for-me (DIFM) website services and e-commerce, and combined this with fulfillment services from Spotzer for high-quality results and customer satisfaction”.
As a leading website platform, Mono provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions from professional websites to a fully-native e-commerce across a range of go-to-market models. Designed with the small business in mind, the Mono Platform is the ideal technology solution for Orange to consolidate its website business onto one platform, as well as efficiently build and manage thousands of websites at scale. Mono has also worked alongside Orange to ensure the availability of help resources in French for their for DIY users, as well as support for their fulfillment-based website services provided by Spotzer, who delivers bespoke digital marketing services.
“We are proud to announce the partnership with Orange, and take pride in being the chosen technology platform to help them advance their digital services by bringing data-driven websites to their small business customers. With the Mono Platform, Orange is able to meet their SMB customer needs in the DIY, DIWM and DIFM scenario. This highlights the flexibility and efficiency of our platform to deliver top-performing websites throughout the entire customer journey.” says Louise Lachmann, CEO at Mono Solutions
Washington, DC, USA, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — What does the average retail user think about blockchain technology? A few words that frequently come up are: confusing, abstract, scary, complicated, overwhelming. Not exactly wide adoption territory. But one innovative company hopes to change that.
Any great technological revolution goes through stages, each with its own unique challenges. Blockchain technology is still in its infancy, and yet it’s already rearing to change the world. However, before it can “grow up”, it has to be accepted by the harshest audience of all: the average retail consumer.
So, how does one make the average consumer fully understand blockchain tech? If you ask Alisa Gus, CEO of WishKnish (https://wishknish.com) – you don’t.
“When you get into your car in the morning, do you need to understand the principles of internal combustion in order to get your engine revved up? I don’t think so,” Alisa says. “Neither do you need to understand how SSL encryption works in order to make a secure e-commerce purchase. Any great technology has to fit transparently into your routine so that you use it successfully without thinking. That is what needs to happen to blockchain tech before it can be fully embraced.”
WishKnish, the social, gamified marketplace platform startup based out of the Washington, DC area, has been making great strides in bringing much-needed usability improvements to the often complicated process of obtaining and transacting in cryptocurrencies – virtual tokens encrypted using a secret hash and decentralized across multiple distributed “ledgers”.
Last month WishKnish announced a key partnership with UK biometric security firm BioSSL to replace the convoluted and oft-problematic “private key” used to unlock cryptocurrency wallets, with army-grade biometric security measures and other layers of authentication.
Michael Kapoor, former managing partner at Propeller Venture Capital and newly minted COO of WishKnish is no stranger to untangling the usability struggles commonly encountered in this nascent space. “If you’ve ever lost your private key, your tokens are as good as gone,” Mr. Kapoor says. “This level of risk is simply unacceptable for the average user. This is just one example of the evolutionary challenges we are addressing with the WishKnish platform.”
Now, the ambitious team is staring off 2018 by partnering with InstantAccess.io, a usability startup based out of Berlin, Germany that helps users save time filling out form online by maintaining their own private, secure repository that can be easy tapped into with a single click. Previously stored form fields can be updated across the entire network, making changes easy.
“It’s as simple as logging in via Facebook or Twitter – just click the icon, authenticate, and the necessary data will automatically be sent to the app,” explains Eugene Teplitsky, CTO of WishKnish and Alisa’s partner. “Since our goal is to accommodate a wide range of storefront communities, we anticipate a broad need for information that users could potentially exchange with them, from the mundane – like shoe size or dietary preference – to more complex, harder-to-remember details – like blockchain wallet addresses. InstantAccess.io will save users a ton of time, and shave off another layer of usability barriers between blockchain technology and full adoption among retail users.”
“We are super excited about the partnership with WishKnish as we believe blockchain technology is becoming widely adopted by everyday users”, says Rick Chen, director at InstantAccess.io. “Our aim is simple, we want the InstantAccess app to save users time, make their life easier, especially in adopting new and exciting technologies like blockchain.”
The future for retailization of user-facing blockchain marketplaces has never been brighter.
About WishKnish Corp.
WishKnish (https://wishknish.com) offers businesses, affiliates, and non-profits a decentralized marketplace platform for launching gamified, socially-engaged storefront communities equipped with the tools to turn regular users into super-fans and evangelizers while streamlining coin-agnostic e-commerce and fulfillment, as well as offering advanced blockchain-as-a-service tools to meet enterprise clients’ needs.
InstantAccess is an app that saves all kinds of user information/preferences securely and privately. Users can then re-use this information online and offline with just one click. From emails to shoe sizes to blockchain wallet addresses, InstantAccess makes it easier to access services.