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Study: Contemporary forms of racism and bigotry on social media platforms

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”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DURGA KONE, COMAKEIT’S EVP & HEAD OF GLOBAL SALES: “COMAKEIT IS IDEALLY POSITIONED TO LEVERAGE THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION”

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.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE): European revenue for all CDP vendors will total at least €200 million in 2018, including €130 million for EU-based vendors

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.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Advanced Data Classification now available for DB CyberTech’s #Predictive Data Loss Prevention and #GDPR solutions

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.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PA DIGITAL selects the Mono Platform to deliver modern websites and additional digital marketing services to SMBs in Spain

COPENHAGEN, 01-Aug-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Mono Solutions is proud to announce a new partnership with the leading provider of digital services for small businesses in Spain, PA DIGITAL.

The partnership allows PA Digital to deliver modern websites and additional digital marketing services to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across all of Spain. PA DIGITAL has chosen the Mono Platform for its superior technology in building high-quality websites as well as its commitment to partner success.

With more than fifty years of experience in serving small businesses, PA DIGITAL’s strategic focus is to provide simple and efficient solutions to help Spanish SMBs successfully digitize their business. With existing offerings of website creation and maintenance, PA DIGITAL was on the search for a new technology platform to help them deliver more modern digital services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

“As we were looking for a new platform to support our website business, it was important to us to find a platform that allowed us to build at scale, offer best-in-class technical performance on our SMB customers’ websites and help us expand the digital offering to our clients with additional functionality over time. After engaging with Mono and testing their Software-as-a-Service platform, we were thrilled to see that they not only offered superior technology, meeting our requirements, but also confirmed that they will be a true partner in growing our business” says Paul Geldart, COO of PA DIGITAL.

Designed for large-scale website fulfillment, the Mono Platform meets the highest technical standards, including W3C compliance, lightning-fast performance and meticulous optimization for traditional, local and voice search with schema.org-friendly structured data. In addition, PA Digital will also benefit from Mono’s integration with Yext’s leading digital knowledge management solution for even faster go-to-market. The integration drives powerful automatic initial website production and keeps small business’ data consistent across the web.

New, more modern websites are not the only way to prevent churn. It was important to PA Digital to find a platform that would enable them to offer increased value to their customers. With fully-native e-commerce, CRM and customer engagement features, the Mono Platform enables PA DIGITAL to offer true ROI-driven services to their SMB customers.

“With a focus on selling websites to their established base of SMB customers, combined with their vision for providing additional digital services around the website, PA DIGITAL is a perfect partner for Mono. PA DIGITAL is our first partner in Spain and we look forward to helping them leverage our technology platform to deliver modern digital presence solutions to thousands of small businesses across Spain.” says Louise Lachmann, CEO at Mono Solutions.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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

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.”

Customer Data Platforms are specialized software that creates a unified, persistent customer database. The world-wide industry has grown 76% in the past year and is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2019. Gartner recently called CDP one of six top marketing technologies to watch in 2018.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Move over HQ Trivia, Fantasy Trivia Live is coming and the world hasn’t seen anything like it yet!!!

Charlton, MA, 2018-Jul-12 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ —  Mr. Michael Pelletz, Founder and CEO of Fantasy Live Trivia, Inc.

At a glance:

Startup: Yes
Sector: Smartphones, APPs, Technology
Launch Date: October 15th, 2018
Location: Across The Globe
Funding: Yes!!
Problem it solves: Lack of engagement from users of other live trivia apps as well as poor streaming technology that leaves the users frustrated
Website: www.fantasy-trivia.com

1) Could you briefly tell us about the Founders?

Michael Pelletz is a very successful entrepreneur. Michael started a global rideshare company geared towards women safety and empowerment 2 years ago called Chariot For Women, which is now called SAFR that has become the safest rideshare company in the industry. Michael is an expert in turning ideas into reality as well as raising millions of dollars in funds and has some of the best media connections in the US. These skills and connections will ensure the success of Fantasy Trivia Live. Fantasy Trivia Live is his brainchild, and like his rideshare company, he will stop at nothing to make Fantasy Trivia Live the most engaging and profitable App in the industry.

2) How did you come up with the idea? You can share your inspirations

Here is my first inspiration: In February of 2016 I founded a company that is based on women’s empowerment. I have been blessed with a very empathetic heart and soul that allows me to truly resonate with men and women across the globe. Although Fantasy Trivia Live is just a gaming App, I knew once again that I wanted our APP to empower women, and boy will it ever. Our hosts are major celebrities. We are providing a platform for these actors/actresses to flaunt their entrepreneurial spirit in a completely new and safe industry.

Here is my second inspiration:

I was a huge fan of one of our competitors and I was sitting down at my couch watching TV at 8:59 pm, ready to start playing at 9. Then, that 9pm supposed start turned into 9:03 and then 9:04 and then 9:05. I started to get bored. I then glance back at my phone and I notice that the game is finally about to begin. Well….not for me!! It immediately buffered and kept buffering until it kicked me out. I was done with that APP. Within 1 minute of this happening I knew I had to do something better. Fantasy Trivia Live was born. My number 1 priority was to have an app that would stream flawlessly.

3) Brief about your startup

Fantasy Trivia Live is the most engaging adults only Live Trivia App in the world. Our features, which I am not allowed to discuss will truly blow your mind. We are utilizing the most engaging aspects of the most popular Apps currently available. Unlike other Trivia Apps, you don’t have to be good at Trivia to have an opportunity to win lots of cash and prizes. The world is your oyster and you never know what treasures await!!! The user will have opportunities to stay on the Fantasy Trivia Live app day and night, and we have taken every step to make it as visually stimulating as possible.

4) Who are your Targeted audience?

Anyone over the age of 18 who owns a phone. Period!!

5) What type of strategies do you think is valuable to take company to the next level?

I have spent the last 2 years learning what not do when it comes to designing and building a successful and engaging app. Market research is key. Fortunately for Fantasy Trivia Live our competitors have not adjusted to their flaws, which has opened up such a tremendous opportunity to gain control of the Live Trivia market very quickly.

6) Tell us about your amazing team members?

I can’t. LOL!!! Our lawyers will not allow me to say who they are until we are ready. All I can say is, we have the most beautiful, talented and male and female hosts that have tens of millions of followers on social media. It’s unfortunate, but The fans rarely have an opportunity to interact with celebrities live. With Fantasy Trivia Live that will happen almost on a daily basis.

What is the big picture of your company? 

Here is our mission statement. This is what Fantasy Trivia Live is all about.

Our mission is to bring together the trivia gaming community and the primary gaming community into a single platform allowing a highly profitable environment to evolve, grow, and develop, leading to multiple and ever expanding profit centers and revenue streams.

What are your future plans?

Make BOAT LOADS of cash, I mean an obscene amount, by and island and retire. Just kidding. I want to live a wonderful life with my beautiful family.

7) What is your best motivation line that inspires you?

GO FORTH AND SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

8) What were the key Learning’s from your journey that you would like to share with our audience?

I could write a book about starting a potential billion dollar company and how lonely that can be. Unfortunately, Greed and Power can get to people’s ego and the people who you thought were your friends are not your friends anymore. Then people enter your life and pretend to be a friend, when all they really want is the power or money. That is probably the hardest lesson I learned from trying to do something very special. Every day I walk around with a smile on my face and hold my head up high and I sleep very soundly at night knowing I would never treat people that way. Life will always throw you lemons and you have to be able to make lemonade, which I am lucky enough to have done throughout my life.

Could you share details about source of funding, revenue, client acquisition model and statistics so far?

That is all internal conversations, but what I can tell you is that raising money is my favourite part of the startup process. If you have a great idea, the money will follow.

9) Your website/app/contact details

Please visit our website at www.fantasy-trivia.com and you will have an opportunity to see our brand ambassador/host. She is truly the biggest gaming nerd I have ever met. That is a huge compliment to her. She is truly brilliant and beautiful on the inside and out!!!

After you answer our Trivia question you will immediately have an opportunity to sign up for our newsletter. We will begin updating this news letter in the coming weeks. Please sign up and get ready for most engaging 18+ Live Trivia App in the industry coming on October 15th, 2018!!

10) Any other information about your startup that you’d like to share with our readers?

Please Tell everyone about us. The more players we have from day one, the more fun it will be and the more money we can give away. A percentage of every purchase from our optional In APP purchases go directly to making the cash prize larger. Get ready for Fantasy Trivia Live!!!

Via EPR Network
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Phonexa Exhibiting at Affiliate Summit East 2018

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.

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Manesta Programmatic Agency, 10 year old Praha based ad agency, is a strong local player in the Czech Republic advertising market

Manesta Programmatic Agency are specialists at data collection, interpretation of smart analysis, and development of extremely unique advertising solutions that make brands stand out from their direct competition.

PRAHA, Czech Republic, 06-Jul-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS — Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no easy task, and it’s getting more difficult by the day. There’s no one right way to stand out in business. It takes creativity, innovation and the right advertising campaign. And right now, there is no better agency to help businesses handle their advertising than Manesta Programmatic Agency.

Why is that?

Manesta Programmatic Agency follow easy step-by-step procedures to ensuring a brand is set apart from its competition. First they identify a brand’s audience, and then they do a deep channel analysis of the brand, before creating smart advertising campaigns. They then proceed to making sure the brand’s awareness is completely safe and healthy, which would eventually lead to an enhanced ROI for the brand.

How they do all of this?

What they do at Manesta Programmatic Agency is relatively simple; they collect a brand’s data from the inside, as well as external data used to create the brand’s consumer profiles, develop rich formulas and insights, and proceed to helping the brand create the most customized and customer targeted advertisement campaigns. They also use the best and latest technology to develop data insights that allows them completely revolutionize the way brands advertise.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Former Gartner executive Richard Stiennon on GDPR: organizations have to comply with the most intrusive technology regulation ever

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.”

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Orange to use the Mono Platform to efficiently deliver data-driven websites

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

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digital transformation: OneLife innovates in the area of RPA (Robotic Process Automation); number of Bots launched in 2017

LUXEMBOURG, Nov-24-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, OneLife embarked on a digital transformation journey making it one of the early movers in an area where man and machine are increasingly interacting to improve customer experience. Since then, a number of initiatives have been delivered as per the roadmap, with still more to follow in the coming months and others in the proof of concept stage due for early 2018.

Launching its Digital Days in June 2017 to fully engage employees in the transformation process, the firm’s Digital Days Breakfast on 30th November is the opportunity to highlight the year’s achievements and set out the initiatives to come. Employees across departments at OneLife are involved in implementing digital innovation to improve the experience of partners and clients and in so doing learn the techniques which will allow them to compete in tomorrow’s world.

Training and development at OneLife has also gone digital with the introduction in September of the Lynda.com learning platform from LinkedIn. This tool, offering over 10,000 e-courses, actively encourages employees to learn on a regular basis across all disciplines with certification awarded to acknowledge completion.

As Marc Stevens, OneLife CEO, says: “At OneLife, Digital is part of our DNA! The intelligent interaction of man and machine means a simpler, faster and easier everyday experience for our partners, clients and employees. Our digital transformation continues – we’ve implemented a large number of value-add initiatives this year and many more are to come next year”.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S BEEN DONE?

Data aggregation

OneLife worked closely with Harvest, the leader in France in data aggregation, to offer their mutual independent financial advisors in France this new service, the advantage of which is to provide an overall view of portfolio positions for each of their clients. This initiative is part of a comprehensive digital approach to which other data aggregation initiatives will be added. OneLife is now able to fully support the Penelop format so allowing them to extend their partnership with other market aggregators over the coming weeks. In addition, OneLife recently put a B2B service in place enabling partners to log on in real time to the platform to view all the information available on their respective portfolio.

The project was delivered in record time thanks to the particularly fruitful collaboration between OneLife and Harvest enabling the new flows to be taken on to further extend the integration of the Luxembourg contracts in O2S. Making the flows available is part of a legal and technical mechanism which guarantees integrity and confidentiality of the personal data (data masking, secure file transfer protocol, cryptographic communication, authentication key, etc.).

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Automation of standard processes

Identifying the stages in a well-mapped process which can be done just as well by automated means – and even enhanced in terms of time, accuracy and reporting – is a key area of the firm’s focus. The automation of parts of the OneLife service workspace is just one example. Generating automatic emails to confirm transactions, request missing documentation and manage life policies effectively leaves the company’s Customer Services team with more time on their hands to deal with more complex live customer queries – and so better manage the relationships with their valued partners and clients.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S JUST AROUND THE CORNER?

A number of other digital initiatives are due for release in the coming weeks.

For the 2017 year-end portfolio statements, the firm is putting in place Dematerialisation, a process which allows the policyholder and his intermediary to view statements directly on the firm’s secure portal, youroffice yourassets instead of in paper form by post. The pdf may be downloaded and stored as appropriate for future reference. The dematerialised statement has the same legal value as the paper form. Efficiency, security and speed are all watchwords of this new paperless process.

Accelerating the client on-boarding process through the automation of KYC and AML checks has been through the test-drive stage at OneLife and is about to be launched. RegTech, or Regulation Technology as it is widely known, provides the Compliance team with a powerful technology tool to run the checks and then revert with a recommendation. The team can then intervene to run further checks and/or on-board the clients so significantly speeding up the process from the days when all stages were manual. OneLife partnered with KYCTech, a Luxembourg start-up company, to establish a Proof of Concept for the platform. The service will be implemented in February.

OneLife launched the OneLife OneApp for its partners in Belgium in 2016. It was then made available to the rest of its partner base in August 2017. The next step is to offer it to all OneLife clients from December. The App offers real-time access to portfolios on-line in a secure environment, as well as the ability to track operations and outstanding items. OneLife partners and clients can be sure that their portfolios move with them and are accessible 24/7!

As the final piece in the digitalisation of its on-boarding and service offering, OneLife will introduce an electronic signature capability in the first quarter 2018. The new service will allow partners and clients with access to youroffice, yourassets to sign digitally, eliminating the time-consuming process of physical signatures on switches and top-ups in a first phase and other operations in later stages.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S FOR NEXT YEAR?

OneLife is also innovating in the area of RPA (Robotic Process Automation). A number of Bots have been launched in 2017 and are already serving the business. A larger scale deployment is planned for 2018.

As a digital front-runner, OneLife is using its internal AGILE approach to identify and implement change across the organisation fast. From concept to delivery, the firm’s digital transformation is not just a promise but a reality.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Frontend, backend разработчики Ruby on Rails, Go, UX/UI дизайнеры соберутся 28 Okt 17 на конференции SphereCon, Киев

Киев, Украина, Oct-20-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Front-end и back-end разработчики Ruby on Rails, Go, а также UX/UI дизайнеры со всего мира соберутся 28 октября 2017 года на конференции SphereCon (http://bit.ly/SphereCon), организованной Sphere Software, для установления рабочих связей и ознакомления с подходами передовой практики от экспертов Sphere. Это бесплатное мероприятие состоится в конференц-зале Interia, расположенном по адресу ул. Владимирская, 49а, Киев.

Поскольку Ruby и Go постоянно развиваются как ведущие языки программирования, возрастает потребность в обсуждении об изменениях и расширении их сети. Это побудило Sphere Software и ее генерального директора Леона Гинзбурга организовать SphereCon – возможность для разработчиков собраться на бесплатную однодневную конференцию, поддерживающую обсуждение этих программ.

«Мы организовали SphereCon, чтобы делиться своими знаниями и обучать сообщество разработчиков, как создавать масштабируемые программные продукты, которые могут работать в условиях высокой нагрузки и требующих высокой производительности», – говорит Леон Гинзбург. «В Sphere, мы разрабатываем масштабируемые продукты для быстрорастущих компаний, и для нас важно поделиться этим опытом с сообществом, потому что это даст разработчикам конкурентное преимущество в долгосрочной перспективе».

Вклад профессионального опыта в систему разработки программного обеспечения является основным принципом для Sphere Software с момента ее создания в 2005 году. Sphere Software осуществляет это посредством конференций, open source проектов, блогов, тематических исследований, обмена знаниями, Sphere Academy и разработки собственных продуктов.

«Как разработчик, вы всегда должны стараться усовершенствовать свои знания в области программирования», – добавил Гинзбург. «Это не только делает вас более востребованным, но и более универсальным разработчиком. SphereCon – это отличная возможность наладить контакты с другими разработчиками и помочь им расширить свою профессиональную сеть».

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Armadillo Business Information celebrates 20 years on the Web

Hertfordshire, UK, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Armadillo, the world’s first web based company information database, celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 3rd.

In 1995, based near Old Street roundabout in London, Emmanuel Cohen, Armadillo’s chairman started on the road to launch an online company data system.

Having been shown the web in April 95 by a research scientist after Tim Berners-Lee uploaded the web structure in CERN, on a subsequent visit to the bookshop, Barnes and Noble he was shown all the books on this new area.

“Imagine a huge row bookshelves, devoted to a subject that was completely new. I knew then that it was important”

Manny continues “I will always remember a weekend in November 1996 when I had to make a huge decision. I could only afford the development work on one of the access systems at the time, it was a massive gamble. Should I risk everything – my business, my house, the lot – on chasing the dream of my own online database? I decided the web was the future so I gambled everything I had. Nowadays it is hard to imagine what a risk that was. Back then, the web was untried and untested as a commercial tool.”

“It amuses me that Old Street (known as Silicon Roundabout) where we started is today a burgeoning centre for web companies. These days developers are working on a tried and tested platform. It just was not there back in the mid 90s when we launched. It was true disruptive technology.”

“I was told recently that I must be the founding father of the Shoreditch Fintech revolution. Well, I don’t know about that, but my team and I certainly helped develop the bar revolution in the area!”

What Manny and his team pioneered at the time, was a unique commercial web database. Worldwide company reports and documents could be instantly bought by account or credit card from anywhere in the world, delivered to anywhere in the world. Users could also order the registration of companies online. The system was launched at the Barbican Solicitors Exhibition in London in June 1997.

“It was an amazing feeling. Once launched, we went out to our clients to sell the new service. Guess what they all said. “The internet? Too slow, no security, we can never connect – it will never catch on!”

Happy Birthday Armadillo and congratulations on the first and longest running online corporate commercial database on the web. Manny concludes ” Guess what, we haven’t stopped. We’re still innovating and are working on lots of new projects, so watch this space!”

For the full story, go to : http://news.rmonline.com/chairman/

About Armadillo Business Information:
• 1997 First company information online supplier to launch on the Web
• 1998 First to offer Trade Mark searching on the Web
• 1999 First to offer direct access to UK’s Companies House Direct
• 2011 First mobile app of its kind

Leading provider of online data to financial, legal and commercial markets.

Coverage includes 250 million companies from 200 countries around the world.

All instantly available online or via their app on a transactional (credit card) or subscription basis.

For more information please contact sales@armadillo.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7729 1234

Issued on behalf of:
Armadillo Business Information Ltd, a member of the RM Group®,
Invision House,
Wilbury Way,
Hitchin,
SG4 0TW
Registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales No. 03222303. ISO 9001 registration numbers: GB2003315.

Website: www.armadillo.co.uk

Contact-Details: julia.kanger@armadillo.co.uk
01462427300

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MaximumSoft releases new apps to download Facebook posts and Twitter tweets

LONDON, May-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MaximumSoft Corp. released new apps – iSaveFbook and iSaveTweets. They help to make copies of favorite Facebook posts and Twitter tweets and eliminate a need to search for posts and tweets that users saw and liked before.

Saved posts and tweets will be stored on user device, and can be accessed at anytime.

Stop searching for posts and tweets that you liked before, save them.

  • Individuals can save posts and tweets from their family members and friends.
  • Journalists will always have copies of breaking news and trending tweets.
  • Businesses can store their Facebook and Twitter pages on employees mobile devices to share with clients.

Saved posts and tweets can be shared via email, other apps, or printed.

iSaveFbook and iSaveTweets can even been used as everyday Facebook or Twitter apps, respectively.

The apps run on iOS and Android devices, and are available for free in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

iSaveFbook and iSaveTweets apps support 6 languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Russian and Spanish. More languages will be supported later this year.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ExpressVPN sostenere organizzazioni noprofit per proteggere libertà e della privacy in internet

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare ExpressVPN.com in 6 nuove lingue:

Tedesco: (www.expressvpn.com/de)
Olandese: (www.expressvpn.com/nl)
Norvegese: (www.expressvpn.com/no)
Italiano: (www.expressvpn.com/it)
Spagnolo: (www.expressvpn.com/es)
Portoghese: (www.expressvpn.com/pt)

Milioni di persone in tutto il mondo possono ora consultare il contenuto di ExpressVPN nella loro lingua madre per scoprire:

  • In che modo una VPN aiuta le persone ad utilizzare internet in modo sicuro e privato
  • Informazioni riguardo le posizioni server di oltre 87 paesi di ExpressVPN
  • Notizie riguardo gli ultimi software ExpressVPN, incluse nuove funzioni e compatibilità
  • Consigli per scegliere la posizione server VPN migliore per accedere a diversi tipi di contenuto
  • Un elenco completo di servizi e siti web che si possono sbloccati con una VPN

ExpressVPN si impegna a rendere la vita delle persone di tutto il mondo più semplice, grazie ad un utilizzo di internet privato, sicuro e libero.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MaximumSoft released new version of its popular app iSaveWeb Lite

Dublin, OH, 09-Feb-2017 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — MaximumSoft Corp. today released new version of its popular app iSaveWeb Lite – free website download tool for iOS devices.

iSaveWeb Lite saves websites pages directly to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app gives instant access to stored web pages anytime, anywhere, no Internet connection is needed. With iSaveWeb Lite there is no need to bookmark favorite pages anymore, just save them to your device and view them offline.

Saved pages can be sorted by Date, Domain name, or Title. The information is stored directly on the device. Pages can be saved either from iSaveWeb Lite browser, or directly from Safari browser (when using Safari Share menu, or special bookmark).

Use iSaveWeb Lite to store favorite web sites, online books, news, pictures, study materials – everything that can be seen in Safari browser.

iSaveWeb Lite is available in 6 languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

This free app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups in sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, edtech, and software development tools

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR INTERNET 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

New technology solves digital overload for family memories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How OurHive Works

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

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

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

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

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SafeDNS Web Filter Outperforms OpenDNS

Alexandria, VA, September 23, 2015 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — SafeDNS (https://www.safedns.com/) web filtering service is awarded Approved Parental Control Product by AV-Comparatives, a world leading test lab of online safety and antivirus solutions.

SafeDNS filtering system has been reviewed along with five other parental controls and got awesome scores from AV-Comparatives (http://www.av-comparatives.org/parental-control-reviews-2015/).

Having been vigorously tested in real-world environment SafeDNS web filtering solution shows great results in AV-Comparatives Parental Control Report of 2015. According to this report SafeDNS blocks over 98% of pornography. With zero rate of false positives (false alarms wrongly produced when trying to access expressly child-friendly domains) SafeDNS filtering system clearly proves its efficiency without overblocking its users.

SafeDNS test results outperform those of 18 similar products reviewed last year by AV-Comparatives (http://www.av-comparatives.org/parental-control-review-september-2014/). Overall result of SafeDNS web filtering service is significantly higher than the average score of all the products in last year’s Parental Control Report.

SafeDNS beats most of the competitors including OpenDNS, recently acquired by Cisco. Though OpenDNS is often regarded globally to be the leading developer of cloud web filtering solutions SafeDNS obviously surpasses it in general AV-Comparatives assessment as well as in blocking particular categories of harmful content online.

SafeDNS has proved to be a very reliable tool for blocking pornography which is the same or better than the 13 of the other parental controls tested last year. Many competing solutions in AV-Comparatives report are less efficient than SafeDNS in filtering out other child-unfriendly online resources (such as Abortion, Gambling, Hate or Weapons).

The company has achieved these outstanding results by constantly improving its products and service offering its customers sophisticated web content filtering solutions which provide customers, from home users to telcos, with an easy way to manage and control web access and an additional layer of online security against malware, phishing and botnets.

Company Bio: SafeDNS is a start-up founded in 2010 for developing cloud based web filtering solutions. In 2013 SafeDNS launched commercial version of its service for home, educational and corporate users. In 2014 SafeDNS released its web filtering platform for ISPs and mobile operators.

SafeDNS filtering servers are located throughout data centers in North/Central America, Europe and Asia. Every day the company processes over 2 billions queries from users of its filtering service. Now SafeDNS products and cloud service are used by more than 300 telcos, 4 000 organizations and tens of thousands of home users and about one million of anonymous free users worldwide.

Contact-Details: SafeDNS
Julia Neganov
PR Assistant
pr@safedns.com
Skype: july669

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