Banking

July 18, 2019 Finastra Deepens Microsoft Relationship to Drive Cloud Mortgage and Loan Innovation

Finastra announces deepening of relationship with Microsoft in a recent press release.

July 04, 2019 Three Global Banks Sign Up for Finastra’s Blockchain-Based LenderComm

Three global banks launched a blockchain-based platform to bring the promise of open ledgers and contracts to the loan management market.

July 04, 2019 Back to Xero

Xero squanders its advantage of being one of the very few collaboration tools with financial application know-how by simply offering an alternative to a well-established online accounting tool incumbent.

Education

August 14, 2019 Canvas Launches Plagiarism Detection Tool

Canvas has partnered with Proctorio to introduce two new plagiarism detection tools.

August 14, 2019 D2L Demonstrates Commitment to Special Needs Through Aira Partnership

Learning management system D2L collaborates with accessibility software leader Aira

August 13, 2019 Blackboard Ally Accessibility Tool Expands to D2L Brightspace

With Blackboard’s expansion of its accessibility solution, it covers all major ed-LMS vendors including Canvas, Moodle, and now D2L Brightspace. This underscores Blackboard’s commitment to ensuring all students and users have access to digital content and that administrators can create an inclusive environment.

Emergency Mass Notification tools

April 10, 2019 If Timely Crisis Communication Matters, Invest in an Emergency/Mass Notification System

Call trees are inefficient and unreliable, especially for larger organizations. If timely crisis communication is critical to your organization, consider an emergency/mass notification system (EMNS). At the same time, you don’t necessarily need the Cadillac of the EMNS market to meet your requirements.

Engineering

July 23, 2019 3ds Max 2020 Is Out

Autodesk releases the newest version of the popular 3ds Max.

July 22, 2019 Corel Acquired by KKR

Ottawa-based Corel Corp. acquired by KKR & Co. Inc,

July 18, 2019 Is Generative Design the End of Traditional CAD?

Generative design challenges old approaches by using an evolutionary process that iterates while maintaining some basic constraints to achieve thousands of possible alternative designs.

Government

July 19, 2019 Not Your Parents’ GIS

Visually presenting data assists the public understanding of complex issues. Using GIS mapping tools is an effective way of layering data from various source for quantitative analysis.

May 01, 2019 Esri Advances Its Development Platform

Esri made several big announcements at its Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, in March 2019. ArcGIS for Developers is a suite of developer tools and resources specifically for the creation of web-based and native applications.

May 01, 2019 Insights for CIOs From Esri’s Public Sector CIO Summit

Esri recently hosted the sixth annual Public Sector CIO Summit. Key topics included the role of emerging technology, emerging trends like location intelligence and smart cities, and the need to create “wins” to demonstrate IT’s value.

Healthcare

August 15, 2019 Amazon Web Services Partners With Cerner EHR

Cerner, a major electronic health record vendor, has named Amazon Web Services its preferred cloud provider.

July 19, 2019 Cerner Kicks Off 2019 App Challenge As Apple Enters the EHR Market

Cerner, a major electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has announced an initiative to encourage developers to build EHR-focused apps using its platform.

July 12, 2019 Quest Software’s Toad for Oracle SDP Addresses Data Privacy Compliance Challenges

Quest Software’s new add-on module, Toad for Oracle Standard Data Protection (SDP), automates the detection and remediation of potential violations of data privacy regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI.

Manufacturing

July 22, 2019 Justify Project Deliverable Value With Skop.es

Intake and backlog management are two of the top reasons for failed product and feature delivery. Skop.es brings the analytical and management practices to visualize, quantify, and verify and validate the delivery of the right requirements.

July 04, 2019 Social Ideation Transforms the Design Process

The social element included in Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE adds another dimension to the concept/design process.

July 04, 2019 PTC Windchill on the Verge of Consolidating PLM and ALM

PTC’s product lifecycle management platform, Windchill, is absorbing PTC’s requirements management brand, Integrity. Windchill will support the additional functionality this summer while Integrity will be phased-out in late 2019.

Retail

March 27, 2019 Virtru DLP Ascends the FedRAMP

On March 6, 2019 Virtru, a data loss prevention (DLP) vendor specializing in encryption, was awarded Federal Risk and Authorization Management (FedRAMP) approval – the barrier to entry for use by governmental organizations.

March 04, 2019 BitSight Announces New Cyber Risk Score Benchmarking Service

BitSight, one of the leaders in cyber risk rating, has announced a new product to allow organizations to benchmark against their peers. Dubbed “Peer Analytics,” this service will interest companies where benchmarking is a compliance obligation.

January 29, 2018 Salesforce.com Sets Sights on $60 Billion in Revenue

Salesforce.com has laid its chips on the table with a plan to grow annual revenues from the current run rate of $10 billion a year to a whopping $60 billion a year by 2034. This note explores how Salesforce plans to achieve this ambitious goal and what it means for current and prospective Salesforce.com customers.