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

September 27, 2019 D2L Brightspace and Aria, an Accessibility Platform, Announce Partnership

Following on the heels of Blackboard Ally accessibility integrating with D2L, D2L announced a strategic partnership with Aria, a service for blind and low-vision people.

September 27, 2019 Moodle Releases Update Removing Ability to Post to Moodle.net

​Moodle, an open-source Education LMS, released an update on Sept. 9, that removes the ability to share courses on moodle.net as well as removing the community finder block. This is in anticipation of the relaunch of moodle.net in November 2019.

August 25, 2019 Sakai 2019

Sakai has recently launched its 2019 version, which includes many new features that target areas like communication and collaboration tools and facilitate content creation and delivery.

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

September 17, 2019 Autodesk Wants to Help Make the Roadmap to the Future of British Manufacturing

Autodesk is helping British manufacturers to design better products through a digital transformation process.

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,

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

September 27, 2019 NextGen Healthcare Empowers Patients to Access Their Health Information With YourHealthFile.com

NextGen created Yourhealthfile.com, which aspires to be an effective communication tool to improve the patient-provider experience.

August 22, 2019 Practice Fusion EHR Bolsters Automation Capability With Veradigm Partnership

Electronic health record (EHR) provider Practice Fusion has partnered with Veradigm, a healthcare data services provider, to automate administrative tasks in clinics.

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.

Manufacturing

August 20, 2019 PTC Takes a Radical Stance on Security for PLM and IoT

PTC, a major player in the PLM marketplace, announced a renewed focus on security to encourage users to adopt its cloud computing and internet of things platform.

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 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.

Transportation

August 23, 2019 Offsetting the Cost of Car Ownership With Metromile and Turo

Many people are challenged by the economic constraints of car ownership. Rising vehicle prices, registration fees, automobile insurance, ongoing maintenance, fuel, and parking fees can bleed people dry. In response, technology companies are developing innovative ways to offset the costs.