Banking

November 29, 2019 Finastra Launches Securities Financing Transaction Regulation Support

Finastra launches securities financing transaction regulation (SFTR) support ahead of the European Union’s April 11, 2020 deadline.

October 29, 2019 UK-Based Gravity Bank to Use Finastra Fusion Essence Cloud Banking Solution

Gravity, a UK- based small and medium-size enterprise bank will use Finastra Fusion Essence Cloud Banking for loan and deposit book automation.

October 18, 2019 ACI Worldwide Enables Payment in the Aisle with UK Co-op Stores

ACI Worldwide’s UP eComerce Solution has launched in 30 Co-op food stores in the UK, utilizing its Mobile Commerce SDK.

Education

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.

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.

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

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.

October 29, 2019 eClinicalWorks EHR to Be Implemented Across Hundreds of Clinics

eClinicalWorks has been selected to replace a legacy, in-house developed EHR across more than 200 practices that are part of the Advocare health network.

Manufacturing

November 25, 2019 Blueprint Software Bridges the Gap in Compliance Requirements

Blueprint Software integrates financial services regulatory requirements into its core platform for easier traceability.

October 30, 2019 ALM Works Brings “Structure” to Project Complexity

ALM Works Structure for Jira enables Atlassian customers to track and manage projects at scale.

October 23, 2019 Draw.io Extends Confluence for Design

Build out your collaboration tool chain to include diagram and design capabilities. An image is worth a thousand words in a requirements document.

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.

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.

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.

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