GLOBAL TECH ICON STEVE WOZNIAK BECOMES THE CO-FOUNDER OF EQUI GLOBAL

Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak today announced that he has become the co-founder of EQUI Global, the venture capital tech innovator.

Steve Wozniak has joined forces with EQUI founder Doug Barrowman and EQUI co-founder Baroness Michelle Mone OBE.

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Co-founder of EQUI Global Steve Wozniak

EQUI Global presents a unique opportunity to disrupt the venture capital industry – one that is considered to be extremely traditional.

It is a technology focused venture capital fund which combines the conventional principles of investing with a blockchain ‘back end’ that allows value to be realised and then traded in the open market through the EquiToken.

As co-founder of EQUI Global Steve Wozniak will head up technology investments and help find the tech stars of tomorrow. Woz will then bring them to the table and the board of serial entrepreneurs will mentor and coach them with world class expertise and guidance.

The EQUI fund is both open-ended and liquid, allowing investors the opportunity to sell their EquiTokens on external cryptocurrency exchanges at a time of their choosing.

 While being aimed at sophisticated investors, the new, powerful investment movement that’s being created allows people to become involved in a ‘non-institutional’ way.

The key thing is that investors can buy into the Fund and then trade out through the liquidity created by the EquiToken because the token infrastructure is built using the Ethereum platform.

It’s a potential game-changer in the venture capital industry and a model that many others are expected to follow.

Baroness Michelle Mone OBE and Steve Wozniak
Baroness Michelle Mone OBE and Steve Wozniak

Up to 80 per cent of investment by EQUI will be in technology companies with the balance of 20 per cent being in non-tech assets, such as real estate and investment collectibles such as art and vintage cars.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of EQUI Global said, “I get ideas pitched to me every single day in fact dozens and I always say no. Since I co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, this is about the second time in twenty years that I actually said yes, I want to be a part of this. It has to be something I really believe in and I really believe in EQUI.”

Steve Wozniak continued, “There are so many great ideas because I sit down and think, ‘what could I think of doing?’ And it’s usually based upon ‘what do we have today in our life and how could we modify it, make it a little better or radically change it?’ and I don’t come up with many answers. But then I run it at other people and almost everybody has one answer for one thing that I think ‘woah, I never would have thought of that’ so it’s out there in the technology field. Not only that, technology really enhances every other business there is. Construction businesses are totally enhanced. Even things like restaurants are totally enhanced by the technology we create. It takes people who have ideas, but not just ideas, not ideas in their head, not ideas that are spoken, not ideas just on paper, they actually do work and create things. I know that we have something very special with EQUI. I’ve since enjoyed giving my feedback to the technical side of the initiative and will very much be an actively involved proud co-founder.”

Steve Wozniak continued, “I am very pleased that my business partners are the respected Michelle and Doug.  They are both very determined people who have both achieved what few people can do”.

Woz went on to say, “In the case of Michelle she has succeeded well against the odds, she started her own business at just 24 and turned it into a global brand of huge stature which she sold 4 years ago. Michelle has also invested wisely in the tech space and understands the significance of blockchain technology and how it will radically change business. She has multiple business interests and is one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs. Her creativity and drive is brilliant for business because she brings diversity to the table. HM The Queen of The United Kingdom has even recognised her achievements.”

Woz continues, “Doug is a highly accomplished businessman and is also a problem-solver, thanks to his highly attuned analytical skills.  An accountant by trade, he set up his own corporate finance practice in the early 90’s. By the mid 90’s he was successfully buying and investing in his own portfolio of companies. Last year Doug successfully launched the world’s first large-scale property development, available for sale in Bitcoin. I greatly admire Michelle and Doug for their huge accomplishments.”

Doug Barrowman, Lady Michelle Mone OBE and Steve Wozniak
Doug Barrowman, Lady Michelle Mone OBE and Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak describes what he plans on bringing to EQUI. “We are the teachers and I believe in that so strongly because, Apple was strongly mentored. The enjoyment we had, the passion, starting the company, the excitement, it’s the most exciting thing. I like to see it happen for others and just to be a part of being able to help make it happen for a lot of others out there is going to be a big deal for me. I think I have an important role and I can help a lot.”

The team has an exceptional investment track record behind them and will be able to attract the budding start-up stars of tomorrow (not just start-ups) on a growth trajectory – the new Apples and Facebooks of the world – before they become famous.

Businessman and philanthropist Doug Barrowman, founder of EQUI Global has achieved considerable success for over 30 years in the venture capital industry. Doug is absolutely delighted that Woz has decided to become the co-founder of EQUI.

Entrepreneur and Global speaker Lady Mone OBE, co-founder of EQUI said “Woz has always been my business icon and it’s a dream come true to be working with him at EQUI”.

Steve Wozniak concludes, “We’ve already got over 20 businesses that we are looking at and we haven’t even officially launched yet.  It’s going to be very exciting. Ultimately, our mission is to seek, support and fund the blockchain and tech stars of tomorrow.

“EQUI Global is a game-changer”.

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Mavenlink Continues Award Winning Streak With Four Honors Based on Customer Reviews

Mavenlink Continues Award Winning Streak With Four Honors Based on Customer Reviews

Mavenlink, the leading provider of cloud-based software for the modern services organization, today announced that it has been recognized with four different customer-influenced awards, including recognition as a Leader in G2 Crowd’s Best Project Management Software grid, as well as its Best Professional Services Automation Software (PSA) grid for Fall 2018. Mavenlink was also named a FrontRunner for Project Management software by Software Advice for September 2018 and named a 2018 Customer Experience award winnerby Software Reviews.

“Being recognized with these awards is a true honor because they reflect the actual experience and sentiment of our customers,” said Ray Grainger, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Mavenlink. “Their feedback is critical to us in order to continue to improve and deliver the best user experience possible as we strive to help services organizations bring their teams together, improve planning and delivery execution, and elevate their financial performance. We are proud that our customers are getting great value from Mavenlink and continue to give our platform top marks in these vital areas.”

Customer Reviews Position Mavenlink as a Leader in Project Management Software and PSA
G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software and services review platform determines the leaders of their Best PSA Software grid and Best Project Management Software grid in part through customer satisfaction ratings, company scale, and market share. Mavenlink has appeared on both grids for three consecutive quarters, the only company with that distinction.

“Mavenlink has been identified as a Leader in our Fall 2018 Grid Reports for Project Management and Professional Services Automation based on large market presence and users’ high levels of customer satisfaction with the product,” said Michael Fauscette, Chief Research Officer, G2 Crowd. “Mavenlink’s satisfaction ratings were highlighted by Ease of Use, Quality of Support, and Ease of Admin each scoring higher than the category average. Additionally, 95 percent of reviewers rated the product four out of five stars or better in the Project Management and PSA categories.”

Another review-based honor, Mavenlink has been named a FrontRunner for Project Management software by Gartner-owned Software Advice, September 2018. To create its report, Software Advice evaluated more than 280 Project Management products, and those with the top scores for Usability and User Recommendation were included as FrontRunners.

Mavenlink Also Honored for Top Customer Experience
Additionally, Mavenlink has been named a Customer Experience award winner by Software Reviews in its Project Portfolio Management category. The company was one of only three in the category recognized for Customer Experience, and was also named a leader in Analytics and Reporting, Lifecycle Management, Project Management, Risk Analysis and Timesheet Management.

To learn more about Mavenlink, visit www.mavenlink.com.

About Mavenlink
Mavenlink is the modern software platform for professional and marketing services organizations. It is the only solution that helps services firms establish an operational system of record that facilitates their business lifecycle, including key capabilities like resource management, project management, collaboration, project accounting, and Business Intelligence. Services organizations in more than 100 countries are improving operational execution, increasing agility, and driving improved financial performance with Mavenlink. Mavenlink was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte, is the only solution to be listed as a Leader in both G2 Crowd’s Best Professional Services Automation and Best Project Management Software grids, and has been recognized as a Glassdoor Best Place to Work. Learn more at www.mavenlink.com.

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RiskRecon Announces Several Key Corporate Hires and Company Expansion

RiskRecon Announces Several Key Corporate Hires and Company Expansion

On the heels of its recent $25 million Series B funding, led by Accel, RiskRecon today announced two key hires: Kim Ann King, who will serve as Vice President of Marketing, and Jon Whitlock, who will serve as Director of Partner Programs. RiskRecon has also opened a second office in Utah to accommodate the company’s growing operations, development, and marketing staff.

“Mitigating third-party cyber risk is one of the fastest growing segments in today’s technology landscape,” said Kelly White, CEO and Co-founder of RiskRecon. “As we look to grow our business, the talents and experience that Kim and Jon bring will give our sales and marketing efforts a tremendous boost.”

King, a veteran of the Boston start-up scene, has helped to successfully launch and grow several organizations, including Open Market, Akamai Technologies, and Bit9, now known as Carbon Black. She is the author of “The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing: New Tools, Tactics, and Techniques to Compete in the Digital Economy,” published by Pearson Financial Times Press in May 2015.

“RiskRecon offers the only solution that enables companies to truly understand their third-party cyber risk, prioritize and act on that risk, and focus remediation only on the risk that really matters to them,” said King. “By being able to pinpoint issues with incredible accuracy and detail, RiskRecon gives its customers the power to solve third-party cyber risk at scale — quickly, easily, and efficiently.”

Whitlock brings extensive channel development and alliances experience working with software and cybersecurity companies, SIs, VARs and MSSPs.  He recently led Carbonite’s global channel sales and programs and prior to that, built and managed Kaspersky Lab’s North America channels. He has also actively participated on several channel advisory boards and councils, including CompTIA, Baptie, HP, and Microsoft.

About RiskRecon
RiskRecon is the only continuous vendor monitoring solution that delivers risk-prioritized action plans custom-tuned to match your risk priorities, providing the world’s easiest path to understanding and acting on third-party cyber risk. Partner with RiskRecon to build your scalable, third-party risk management program to realize dramatically better risk outcomes. To learn more about RiskRecon’s approach, request a demo or visit the website at www.riskrecon.com.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/riskrecon/
Twitter: @riskrecon

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Trevor Carver 
riskrecon@methodcommunications.com 
(801) 461-9764

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Dell Boomi Appoints Mandy Dhaliwal New Chief Marketing Officer

Dell Boomi Appoints Mandy Dhaliwal New Chief Marketing Officer

Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) the leading provider of a unified platform to build The Connected Business, from cloud integration to workflow automation, today announced the appointment of Mandy Dhaliwal as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO). Dhaliwal will be responsible for driving global market leadership, awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications.

“Mandy is a proven leader that has the track record, energy and passion to play an essential role in Boomi’s next wave of growth and innovation,” said Chris McNabb, CEO at Dell Boomi. “Her ability to drive and build our global marketing efforts to showcase how the Boomi platform is transforming our customers make her the perfect addition to our business.”

Dhaliwal brings to Boomi more than two decades of experience in driving growth and innovation strategies across the cloud and software markets. Prior to joining Boomi, she served as Fugue’s CMO and played an integral role in launching the company and driving market traction. Prior to that, Dhaliwal held senior marketing leadership positions at BlazeMeter (acquired by CA Technologies), SOASTA (acquired by Akamai Technologies), EMC (acquired by Dell Technologies) and Legato Systems (acquired by EMC). She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Marketing from Simon Fraser University.

“I am extremely honored to join the Boomi team and be part of a company culture that is truly committed to putting the customer first,” said Dhaliwal. “Boomi is the number one choice in this industry for thousands of customers and is very well positioned to continue its growth and expansion during this exciting era of the fourth industrial revolution. I am looking forward to leading the marketing team to create high-impact programs that illustrate how Boomi’s market leading platform can quickly unlock the value of disparate enterprise data assets to deliver strategic business advantage and positive customer experience.”

About Dell Boomi
Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of a unified platform to build The Connected Business, from cloud integration to workflow automation. Boomi helps organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data, applications and people to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information.

© 2018 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Dell Boomi
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Hotwire for Dell Boomi
415-820-4494
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Analyst Contact:
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415-412-6891
Beth_Johnson@dell.com

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Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology.  Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

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Huawei Announces AI + Digital Platform to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Huawei Announces AI + Digital Platform to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Today at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, under the theme of “Power of the Platform,” Huawei Enterprise Business Group shared how its new digital platform strategy will enable governments and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and achieve new levels of innovation and growth. Huawei also announced its AI + Digital Platform that adapts to various scenarios across industries; and a partnership with Tianjin Binhai New Area to create a smart city based on the adoption of the new AI + Digital Platform. In addition, Huawei launched a new smart campus solution which is being implemented by Vanke, a leading China-based real estate developer, to reshape its enterprise operations for growth and competitiveness.

The Power of the Platform Accelerates Digital Transformation

Yan Lida, President of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei, said: “Digital transformation is a complex process which requires a systematic approach and convergence of various technologies to integrate the physical and digital worlds. Huawei is committed to enabling our customers’ platform-based businesses with an ICT platform that allows partners to integrate industry-specific applications. In this way, Huawei’s platform serves as the ‘fertile soil’, enabling the growth of the industry ecosystem, and promoting digital transformation of various industries with our ecosystem partners.”

Huawei Outlines “Digital Platform + X + Ecosystem” Approach

Huawei Enterprise Business Group introduced its “Digital Platform + X + Ecosystem” approach offering customers a long-term strategy to accelerate digital transformation. With the Digital Platform as the foundation, new capabilities (the “X”), such as AI, IoT, Big Data, security, ICP, video; and the industry-enabling platform which integrates those sectors.

“Huawei’s Digital Platform offers three core advantages: it is full-stack, open and supports enterprises across multiple industries. Leveraging our capabilities in self-developed chips, mathematical algorithms and architecture design, we develop full-stack solutions including devices, the IaaS and PaaS layers, and the SaaS layer together with ecosystem partners. By implementing full-stack platforms, customers can focus on business innovation without spending precious resources on building their own unique digital technology platforms and capabilities,” said Lu Qi, President of the Marketing & Solution Sales Dept of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei. “Huawei delivers horizontal solutions with cross-industry standardization, and our Digital Platform can be used in a wide range of scenarios, as it supports both private cloud and public cloud. Additionally, Huawei is building an open, win-win ecosystem, in which our products and solutions can interoperate with those from other providers, offering customers the freedom to use the best solutions for their unique requirements.”

Lu Qi added: “Staying true to Huawei’s open approach, the Digital Platform allows partners to quickly develop upper-layer applications, and customers to digitally transform in an agile and efficient manner by focusing on creating business value rather than the integration of the underlying technologies. Using this approach, Huawei aims to become a long-term strategic partner for our customers.”

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei Enterprise Business outlined the enhanced capabilities of its Digital Platform designed to help enterprises compete and thrive in today’s fast-evolving digital world. The capabilities include:

  • Multi-cloud: Huawei’s FusionStorage8.0 is currently the industry’s only solution that can deliver a 300 microsecond I/O response, a fully-distributed architecture with no gateways and active-active reliability; Huawei’s private cloud solution offers the most cloud services on the IaaS-layer in the industry.
  • Network: Huawei’s industry-leading CloudFabric solution can support minute-level uplink and downlink of 10k containers.
  • Devices: Huawei offers the industry’s first intelligent acceleration module Atlas200 that can perform real-time analysis of high-definition videos and advanced smart small cells.
  • In addition, Huawei announced its all-new full-stack AI portfolio, allowing industry-specific AI applications to be integrated into the Digital Platform to better support customers’ digital transformation journeys.

Huawei AI + Digital Platform Helps Tianjin Binhai New Area Build a Smart City

With Huawei’s expertise, the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) designed and developed an AI-based “1 + 4 + N” Smart City solution (which refers to one center, four platforms, and additional innovative applications). The “1” of the solution represents the “City Brain” Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), which enables data sourced from government, enterprise, and citizen services through the Internet and IoT, to be aggregated and processed using AI. This provides powerful analytical capabilities to help transform Tianjin BinHai New Area into a smart city.

The solution is composed of four AI platforms that interact closely with the IOC to provide smart services:

  • Resident Voices – Features voice recognition and semantic parsing technologies that enable city managers to understand the voice of each resident to gain insight into their needs.
  • Sensing the City – Uses image recognition and correlation analysis to explore the relationships between people, places, vehicles and things for the purpose of fostering harmony for all.
  • Resident Care – Integrates deep learning and correlation analysis throughout the service lifecycle to generate personalized resources for residents.
  • Enterprise Services – Applies multi-dimensional and correlation analysis to clarify the internal relationships of industries in the TEDA district for the purpose of accurately matching the availability of service resources throughout the enterprise lifecycle.

Vanke Deploys Huawei’s New Smart Campus Solution

As more industries harness digital transformation, smart campuses will boost business growth and drive global competitiveness. By building smart campuses, enterprises can gain a more comprehensive, deeper and more accurate understanding of customers’ needs, and can provide relevant, authentic and efficient customer experiences. With the goal of becoming an industry-wide platform enabler, Huawei has redefined the smart campus enablement platform using four key principles:

  • Smart model: Going beyond digitalization, the platform can enable interconnectivity, collaboration, integration and innovation.
  • Campus space: Space constraints are no longer a limitation, as campuses move from physical entities to virtual communities.
  • Business model: The platform can enable customers to transform from a traditional stand-alone model to a multi-dimensional business, and optimize their value through transaction sharing.
  • Campus operation: Operations are now visible, manageable, and controllable by changing the original plan-based operations into on-demand operations.

Huawei is deploying the industry’s first all-digital campus pilot project in its own offices around the world, which will be rolled out in 172 countries. Vanke, a leading China-based real estate developer, is also adopting Huawei’s Smart Campus solution to help transform its core business operations, optimize innovation and accelerate new opportunities in the real estate industry. The two companies are also collaborating to establish innovation laboratories, and jointly explore and invest in new scenarios and models to build an ecosystem for future developments.

Huawei is committed to working with customers in the long term and takes a future-oriented approach to drive enterprise digital transformation through the power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies (including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12. Under the theme of “Activate Intelligence”, this year’s HUAWEI CONNECT is an open, cooperative and shared forum to help all organizations stake their claim in the intelligent world. The best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – will gather to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/events/huaweiconnect2018

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CrowdANALYTIX Launches dataX Moderator App to Flag Objectionable Halloween Costumes

CrowdANALYTIX Launches dataX Moderator App to Flag Objectionable Halloween Costumes

CrowdANALYTIX, creator of dataX.ai, an AI-driven platform that auto-creates context-aware product attributes and meta tags for retailers and brands, today announced the launch of its new application, dataX Moderator. With the Halloween celebration just a few weeks away, this powerful new app helps retailers maintain stricter checks and balances on their clothing lines, to avoid unintended offensiveness and inappropriateness.

In recent years, some of the largest retailers in the world have come under fire for incorporating potentially offensive slogans, prints, and images into their clothing items. These culturally and socially inappropriate apparel designs can severely tarnish brand reputation, alienate customer groups, and ultimately result in lost sales.

To help retailers address this problem, especially during the Halloween season when creative designs can accidentally miss the cultural mark, dataX has created a proprietary product called the dataX Moderator to sniff out “bad” costumes. Its artificial intelligence algorithm has been trained to detect various transgressions such as age inappropriateness, cultural appropriation, violence and religious depiction. Retailers can use it to process thousands of images of Halloween costumes in bulk and flag those that may be offensive. A costume featuring a feather headdress would be flagged by the AI system as “Cultural Appropriation,” thereby noting that it may be offensive to “Native Americans.” The dataX Moderator is also able to analyze complex contextual meanings behind costume designs, such as those containing sexual imagery that would not be age-appropriate for children, or religious symbols that would evoke negative feelings for certain groups of people. You can try the dataX Moderator app here.

“After helping retailers process and categorize hundreds of millions of products to ensure their accuracy, searchability and relevancy, we noticed a gap that had not yet been filled,” said CrowdANALYTIX COO Amit Nagpal. “Instead of using manual labor to scour through thousands of clothing items for offensive design features, we wanted to help retailers leverage the power of AI and machine learning to get their products culturally ready for the market much more quickly and cost effectively.”

About CrowdANALYTIX:

CrowdANALYTIX offers scalable AI solutions for global enterprises focusing primarily on the retail, consumer products goods (CPG) and manufacturing industries. The platform consists of a machine layer called dataX and a human layer called CAX. dataX provides the tools needed to build and deploy solutions, and CAX provides access to a community of data scientists to build and tune AI models. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is backed by Accel Partners and SAIF Partners.

Intermedia Appoints Scott Anderson as Chief Marketing Officer

Intermedia Appoints Scott Anderson as Chief Marketing Officer

B2B Tech Exec Brings 25 Years’ Experience Building Successful Brands and Customer Loyalty

­Intermedia, a leading cloud communications and collaboration provider to small and medium-sized business (SMBs) and the partners that serve them, today announced that technology and marketing leader Scott Anderson has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Gold, Anderson will lead all aspects of Intermedia’s integrated marketing efforts as the company advances into its next phase of growth.

“Scott is exactly the right marketing leader to help us continue to grow adoption of our all-in-one communications and collaboration platform, Intermedia UniteTM, and further accelerate our leadership as a UCaaS and channel-first company,” said Michael Gold, CEO of Intermedia. “He has customer advocacy in his DNA and a proven track record in marketing strategy, brand, and digital transformation. I know Scott will have an exceptional impact on Intermedia, our partners, and our customers.”

With 25 years in B2B tech marketing, Anderson has made a career of building technology brands, accelerating business demand, driving go-to-market strategies, and increasing loyalty for companies that range from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Most recently, as Chief Marketing Officer for marketing cloud company, Sitecore, Anderson transformed the brand to achieve industry leadership in both web content management and digital experience platform categories. Anderson has served in executive marketing roles at Hewlett Packard (now HPE), Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), Bazaarvoice, Weyerhaesuer, and CNN International. He was named a Top Digital Marketer by BtoB Magazine (now Ad Age) two years running and was listed as a Top 100 North America B2B Marketer by HotTopics.

“I can’t imagine a more exciting opportunity than what I’m seeing at Intermedia,” said Scott Anderson, CMO, Intermedia. “The company already operates a solid business across multiple high-growth categories. I’m even more energized by the innovative plans to expand services for the SMB business community and its partners. I’m thrilled to work with the great team at Intermedia to bring the company’s inspiring vision to life.”

About Intermedia
Intermedia is a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and business cloud email provider hyper-focused on delivering easy-to-use and secure communication and collaboration solutions to SMBs and the partners that serve them. More than 110,000 business customers and 6,500 active partners rely on Intermedia for greater reliability and productivity. Intermedia’s broad yet tightly integrated suite of cloud applications is managed through one intuitive point of control, and Intermedia services are backed by a 99.999% uptime service level agreement (SLA). Offerings include Intermedia UniteTM, the all-in-one cloud communications and collaboration platform that combines a full-featured phone system with web and video conferencing, file sharing and backup, and much more, with the desktop and mobile apps that allow for anytime access from virtually any device, as well as business email, identity and access management, security, and archiving.

Intermedia is the only business cloud application provider to have twice been certified by J.D. Power for its superior 24/7 technical support in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedInTwitter, or Facebook.

Contact:
Robert Gold
Intermedia
314.750.0880
PR@intermedia.net

Katie Halloran
LEWIS for Intermedia
619.308.5222
IntermediaUS@teamlewis.com

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BizCom Associates, an award-winning Dallas- Fort Worth PR and marketing communications agency, today announced the launch of a digital division, Digital BizCom.

BizCom Associates Announces Launch of Digital Division

Digital BizCom Designed To Help Franchise Chains, Entrepreneurs And Other Innovative Business Leaders Better Understand And Use Social Media And Other Digital PR and Marketing Tools

BizCom Associates, an award-winning Dallas- Fort Worth PR and marketing communications agency, today announced the launch of a digital division, Digital BizCom.

Morgan Butler, director of digital services for BizCom Associates, leads the new division, which focuses on helping businesses of all sizes better understand and use social media as well as other online tools to most effectively market their products and services.

Among the services offered by Digital BizCom are social media analysis, consulting and implementation, influencer campaigns, content creation, and affordable digital advertising.

BizCom Associates has already been providing many of these services to clients such as Mr. Gatti’s, the Allen Americans professional hockey club, Gigi’s Cupcakes and Rug Doctor. Based on the results generated by those programs and the requests for additional programs, BizCom CEO Scott White said it made sense to create an entire division that could focus on this growing need.

“While traditional PR and marketing communications remain a key part of BizCom’s services, this division allows us to serve the growing needs of businesses trying to understand how to take advantage of emerging digital marketing tools,” White said.

About Digital BizCom

A division of BizCom Associates, Digital BizCom helps disruptive brands, dynamic entrepreneurs, innovative franchise chains and other creative business leaders better understand and use social media, partner with influencers, and take advantage of emerging online tools to market their products and services. The division creates digital marketing programs and puts them into action while helping clients understand the data so they can see what is working, what isn’t working and, even more importantly, why or why not. Past and current clients include Mr. Gatti’s, the Allen Americans professional hockey club, Gigi’s Cupcakes and Rug Doctor. More information is available at digitalbizcom.com.

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RocketDocs Launches New Brand

RocketDocs Launches New Brand

Customer Appetite for Expanded SaaS Offerings Leads to Name Change

RocketDocs, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name from Proposal Software to better reflect the expanding breadth of offerings on its SaaS platform. Driven by the needs of its enterprise users, RocketDocs continues to serve RFP and proposal teams while also addressing the needs of other customer-facing teams, including sales, sales operations, sales engineering, professional services, customer success, marketing, and technology.

First to market in the proposal automation space over 15 years ago, RocketDocs initially succeeded in serving B2B enterprises responding to a high volume of RFPs.  Over time, an influx of DDQs and security questionnaires as well as demands for custom presentations, statements of work, and proactive proposals led RocketDocs users to request automation tools to support these additional types of customer requests.

PJ Bellomo, CEO of RocketDocs, observed “If you peek inside a B2B enterprise, you’ll find most customer-facing teams struggle daily with content chaos. Firms coach knowledge workers to repurpose content and avoid reinventing the wheel. But 30 years into a computing revolution, talented professionals trudge through electronic repositories on a scavenger hunt for the right content. If successful, this hunt leads to a tedious and iterative chore of cut, paste, and reformat to assemble customer-ready documents. It’s silly, slow, and frustrating.”  According to analyst firm SiriusDecisions, 60 to 70 percent of content in B2B organizations goes unused, largely because employees can’t find it or don’t know it exists.i

Committed enterprises have reported dramatic improvements in speed and accuracy with document automation. In 2017 a Fortune 500 firm deployed a RocketDocs offering to automate its process for proactive sales presentations and proposals.  Previously, the process took an average of 10 hours to produce customer-ready documents; and despite the 10 hours, the documents contained an intolerable level of content inaccuracy.  The RocketDocs solution cut process response time to 1 hour while driving content accuracy above 99%.  Given the thousands of customer-facing employees affected by the process improvement, the financial impact equated to an unheard-of 14-day payback period.

“When firms commit to improving the speed and quality of their customer responses, they get wins on several fronts. Customer satisfaction goes up and attrition goes down. Costs stabilize or decrease. Sales cycles shorten and win rates increase. We’ve seen a number of enterprises wrap their arms around the content chaos and document automation challenge to ultimately yield 10x gains,” Bellomo added.

At its upcoming user conference in late September, RocketDocs will share its product roadmap with existing and prospective customers. The company plans to announce a series of enhancement to its flagship proposal automation tool along with three new SaaS offerings planned for release over the next three quarters.

About RocketDocs 

Originally founded as Proposal Software, RocketDocs serves B2B enterprise customers who need to improve the speed and quality of their responses to customers.  RocketDocs combines SaaS technology with best practices to deliver improved speed and accuracy for RFP and proposal teams as well as other customer-facing teams, including sales, sales operations, sales engineering, professional services, customer success, marketing, and technology.  Visit www.rocketdocs.com for more information.

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203.604.6597 ext 708

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AT&T and RingCentral Extend Relationship to Provide Enterprises with Cloud Communications

AT&T and RingCentral Extend Relationship to Provide Enterprises with Cloud Communications

AT&T (NYSE:T) and RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, are extending their relationship to provide cloud-based communications services to more businesses.

AT&T Office@Hand, based on the global, RingCentral Office® platform, allows employees to work virtually anywhere and enhance their ability to connect with their customers.

This effort is part of AT&T’s strategy to deliver technologies essential to digital transformation through edge-to-edge capabilities. AT&T plans to sell the solution through direct and indirect sales channels to enterprises and to vertical sectors like financial services, healthcare and government.

“Businesses of any size need connectivity and voice to improve their ability to compete. AT&T Office@Hand is flexible and easy to manage,” said Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business. “Working with RingCentral means we can deliver cloud communications andcollaboration solutions to even more businesses to help their workforces be more productive, no matter where they are.”

As leaders in the voice and collaboration space, RingCentral and AT&T are mobilizing the way people collaborate. AT&T Office@Hand means one-stop shopping. It provides mobile-first voice, video, conferencing, messaging, and team collaboration – served on an open platform.

“Through AT&T Office@Hand, we’re connecting more businesses with RingCentral’s innovative cloud communications and collaboration solutions, empowering them to communicate more effectively internally and externally,” said Vlad Shmunis, founder, chairman and CEO of RingCentral. “Now, AT&T’s business customers will have broad access to RingCentral’s industry leading technology for greater business outcomes.”

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