Banking

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.

Education

April 22, 2020 State of Major Education LMS Conferences in Wake of COVID-19

Some major LMS conference cancellations or online alternatives have been announced in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, though not all have canceled.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Ontario Government Limits Scope of Mandatory eLearning Plans for High School

Plans to require four online high school credits in Ontario, Canada, have changed: the required credits have been reduced to two and made opt-outable.

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

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.

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

June 23, 2020 Cerner Kicks-Off its First Virtual Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation

The unprecedented pandemic and social distancing have pushed Cerner to try out new means of implementing its Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions. Cerner kicked-off its first attempt this month at a hospital in rural Tennessee.

April 13, 2020 Epic Systems Launches COVID-19 Screening App in Partnership With OCHIN

Epic Systems, a provider of health information technology, launched a COVID-19 triage app in partnership with nonprofit health IT services provider OCHIN. The app will assist healthcare professionals who do not have immediate access to an EHR platform.

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.

Manufacturing

June 25, 2020 Scaling Agile – Essential for Your Organization

So you’ve gone Agile. You do daily scrums, retrospectives, and all the “right” Agile ceremonies. But still your organization isn’t quite convinced. It is now critical to balance the drivers and goals of both Agile and traditional thinking in order to achieve organizational success.

June 15, 2020 Scrum Destroyed the Product Owner Role

When trying to implement Agile as a defined process, Scrum turned BAs or other roles into order takers with the title “product owner.” This undermines the entire value proposition of product management.

June 12, 2020 Why Should Scrum Masters Understand Product Ownership?

The scrum master is like the conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that every piece fits together at the right time to create something greater than the sum of the parts. You don’t have to know how to play each instrument, but you do have to understand what each part contributes to the overall masterpiece.

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.

Security

June 09, 2020 CASB Vendors Up Their Threat Protection Game With Big-Name Threat Intelligence Collaborations

CASB vendors CipherCloud and Bitglass have both recently announced partnerships with big-name cyber threat intelligence (CTI) providers to improve the threat protection features of their products. The partnerships, with FireEye and CrowdStrike respectively, will bring industrial-strength CTI to their customers.

April 20, 2020 Zscaler Looks to Solidify Its Entry Into the CASB Market With the Acquisition of Cloudneeti

Zscaler has announced its intent to buy cloud security posture management (CSPM) vendor Cloudneeti. The move suggests that Zscaler is serious about entering the CASB market.

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.

Surveillance Video Management Systems (VMS)

July 10, 2020 Genetec Occupancy Management Package Monitors Physical Distancing & Occupancy

COVID-19 continues to sweep across the globe and significantly impact various segments of the tourism, retail, and restaurant sectors as well as other public venues. As economies begin to reopen and COVID-19-related restrictions begin to be lifted, organizations need a way to monitor and comply with occupancy limits and policies. Genetec’s recently announced Occupancy Management Package enables businesses to tap into their security and surveillance system to count people, visualize data, and manage occupancy density rules.

April 30, 2020 Screening for COVID-19 With Contactless Temperature Checks

This note offers guidance to organizations considering elevated body temperature/fever detection solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to assist with reopening and return-to-work efforts.

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.

Telecommunications

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.

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.

Wholesale & Distribution

July 10, 2020 HelpSystems Brings Top-Tier Data Classification Vendors to Its Product Mix

IT software company HelpSystems has acquired leading data classification software vendors Titus and Boldon James to enhance data security capabilities within its current suite of IT systems.

July 10, 2020 Genetec Occupancy Management Package Monitors Physical Distancing & Occupancy

COVID-19 continues to sweep across the globe and significantly impact various segments of the tourism, retail, and restaurant sectors as well as other public venues. As economies begin to reopen and COVID-19-related restrictions begin to be lifted, organizations need a way to monitor and comply with occupancy limits and policies. Genetec’s recently announced Occupancy Management Package enables businesses to tap into their security and surveillance system to count people, visualize data, and manage occupancy density rules.

July 10, 2020 Zoom Hires Jason Lee as Chief Information Security Officer

As Zoom approaches the end of its 90 day moratorium on enhancements to focus on security, the company names Jason Lee, SalesForce’s former SVP of Security Operations, as its new CISO.

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