January 07, 2020 Finastra FusionPAYPlus Financial Transaction System (FTS) is now SWIFT Certified

Finastra FusionPAYPlus attains SWIFT Certification, one of five global providers to achieve this status in Europe.

January 07, 2020 Kyriba Report Shows Importance of Foreign Exchange Management to Business

Kyriba report reveals US companies lost U$23.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019 as a result of foreign exchange (FX) volatility.

January 07, 2020 Optimal Blue Adds Competitive Analytics to Its BI Suite

Optimal Blue adds competitive analytics to its BI suite.


February 19, 2020 Instructure Responds to Criticism After Announcing Sale to Thoma Bravo

Instructure has responded to pushback from both users and investors about their proposed sale to a private equity firm.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

October 29, 2019 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

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.


November 22, 2019 Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 Release Is a No-Brainer Upgrade

Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 was released Aug. 28 and incorporates some very appealing features, including new capabilities for different file formats.

October 30, 2019 No Longer Just About the Software, Autodesk Launches Innovation Workshops

Autodesk realizes the value of expanding its offering beyond software with the introduction of its Innovation Workshops as part of its journey to become a service- oriented organization.

October 22, 2019 SOLIDWORKS Leads the 3D Electrical Design Charge

With Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS you can increase productivity and reduce electrical design time by integrating your electrical and mechanical designs as part of the same model.


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.


March 30, 2020 Leverage Telehealth During COVID-19

Telehealth solutions are rapidly gaining traction across the healthcare industry. To remain on the cutting edge and keep up with the increase in demand for services as a result of COVID-19, insurance providers should consider adopting telehealth tools.

November 21, 2019 Cerner EHR Partners With Uber to Improve Healthcare Logistics

A new partnership has formed between Cerner and Uber, as reported in Forbes. Together the electronic health records (EHR) vendor and ridesharing giant are planning to make it easier for healthcare institutions to schedule rides for patents and practitioners.

October 30, 2019 eClinicalWorks Creates Open Interoperability Standards to Exchange Health Data Quickly

eClinicalWorks has developed an Open Interoperability standard (EOI) that leverages FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to exchange health data.


April 07, 2020 It’s Not About Projects vs. Products; It’s About Coming Together to Deliver Value

Product management should not replace project management. They are complementary and are both integral to enabling the frequent delivery of business value.

April 03, 2020 Yes! You Can Be Successful at Being Agile Remotely

Being Agile requires a change in focus on the skills that we value. While face-to-face contact is generally preferred, it is not always possible. This does not mean that being Agile is not possible, but it does require a different level of focus.

March 29, 2020 “Doing Agile” Is Only Part of the Software Delivery Pie

“Being Agile” enables the delivery of the right value at the right time. When most people talk about delivering the right value at the right time, they think about the core technical skills required in the action of delivering software. This is only part of the Agile software delivery pie.


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 Sets Sights on $60 Billion in Revenue 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 customers.


April 07, 2020 CloudCodes Introduces Agentless DLP for G Suite Into Its CASB Solution

CloudCodes has added agentless data loss prevention (DLP) features for Google users to its cloud access security broker (CASB) solution, offering greater flexibility for data governance within G Suite and Google Drive.

March 10, 2020 Palo Alto Networks Enhances Its Prisma Cloud Solution With AppDev Security Capabilities for Cloud Environments

Palo Alto Networks Inc. updated its Prisma Cloud cybersecurity platform, a comprehensive cloud security suite, which is designed to protect a company’s hybrid and multi-cloud environments by providing security control features that improve data protection, access governance, and secure applications.

February 20, 2020 Netskope and Eperi Partnership Means CASB Consolidation Nears Its End – Good News for Consumers

Recent strategic partnerships, including that recently announced by Netskope and eperi, signal that consolidation within the cloud access security broker market is likely at an end. This is good news for consumers.

Surveillance Video Management Systems (VMS)

November 28, 2019 Increased License Plate Capture Capabilities Build Additional Use Cases for Video Management Systems

With many video management system (VMS) vendors adding automatic license plate capture capabilities, the uses for this technology are expanding rapidly.

November 28, 2019 Ivideon Brings Facial Recognition to the Cloud

Cloud-based video surveillance and video analytics are growing. How will this affect privacy?

October 30, 2019 How to Leverage Surveillance Data in Business Decision Making

When choosing a video surveillance solution, companies should consider what data is available to help make better business decisions.


October 29, 2019 Negotiating Your State and Local Government (Municipality) 5G Implementation

5G networks are the next generation of mobile phone service delivered at higher frequencies that requires shorter distance between “backpack” sized cell sites. Municipalities are challenged when negotiating with carriers regarding the installation of these small cell sites due to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 5G Order on Small Cell Siting.


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.

Wholesale & Distribution

April 07, 2020 CloudCodes Introduces Agentless DLP for G Suite Into Its CASB Solution

CloudCodes has added agentless data loss prevention (DLP) features for Google users to its cloud access security broker (CASB) solution, offering greater flexibility for data governance within G Suite and Google Drive.

April 07, 2020 Flexera – Patch Automation Capability Now Available in Software Vulnerability Manager

Flexera is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to offer patch automation capability within its Software Vulnerability Manager (SVM) product.

April 07, 2020 Apple iOS and iPadOS VPN Bypass Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered in Apple iOS and iPadOS where VPN (virtual private networking) can be bypassed, thereby not securing all traffic within the secure VPN tunnel.

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