Parablu Signs Distribution Agreement With UAE-based Clouds Dubai

Parablu Signs Distribution Agreement With UAE-based Clouds Dubai

Parablu, an award-winning leader in the secure data management solutions space, today announced its distribution agreement with Clouds Dubai, a leading IT Security distributor based in the UAE. As a part of this partnership, Clouds Dubai will promote Parablu’s BluKrypt™, BluVault, BluDrive and BluSync™ products in the GCC through its channel partners.

Clouds Dubai is a leading provider and a value-added distributor of IT Security products in the Gulf region. With an extensive channel base in the Middle East backed by qualified sales and technical teams, Clouds Dubai today has a diversified portfolio of IT Security products and services.

Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Aji Joseph, Sales Director, Clouds Dubai said: “We are excited to partner with one of the industry’s leading secure data management solutions providers. Our partnership with Parablu reinforces our objective to offer our partners the Knowledge, Solutions & Support that they need to become trusted business advisors to their customers in the information security space. Parablu is in line with our vision of offering best-of-the-breed products and services to channel partners and with this strategic alliance we plan to increase our VAD profile and footprint in the region.”

Mr. Anand Prahlad, President & CEO of Parablu, further added, “Parablu has a differentiated product offering that has already been proven in most markets. We are excited about bringing our offerings to the Middle East via this partnership with Clouds Dubai. Our main focus is to increase our reach through a wider channel thus ensuring better support to enterprise customers. Clouds Dubai clearly has such an extensive channel network and we’re looking forward to a strong and lasting relationship with them.”

Speaking on the advantages of Parablu, Anand added, “Parablu’s suite of secure data management solutions support secure endpoint backup, safer content collaboration, file sharing and faster file transfers. While the solutions work with several cloud storage offerings, Parablu solutions are particularly appealing to a Microsoft Office 365 customer with OneDrive for Business. Our special integration with O365 helps customers utilize OneDrive for Business as a secure storage repository for these applications without requiring any spending for additional disk on the cloud or on-premise. This can translate into almost a 70% cost advantage over other competing solutions. That said, we also support several popular cloud offerings like MS Azure, Google Drive, Amazon S3, and IBM SoftLayer and can even use local disk storage on premises.”

About Cloud Dubai
Clouds Dubai is a leading IT Security distributor in the Middle East taking care of cyber security requirements for our channel partners and their clients. Products that we distribute in the region include Insider Threat Management Solution, Ransomware protection solution, Cloud Email Firewall, User Activity Monitoring Solution, Multifactor Authentication, Single Sign-On & AD User Management. We also provide IT Security services like SOC Consulting, Digital Forensics, Online Reputation Management, Cyber Threat Hunting, Incident Response and Penetration Testing to channel partners and their clients. We work closely with channel partners in the region to promote our products & services. Our partners include System Integrators, Managed Service Providers, IT Solution Providers and ISPs. Our principal security team comprise of proven security researchers with experience and in-depth technical knowledge of security controls and procedures. We also provide pre-sales and post-sales support to channel partners including product training and marketing support.

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About Parablu
Parablu, an award-winning provider of secure data management software, engineers new-age cloud data protection solutions for the digital enterprise. Parablu’s Privacy Gateway powered solutions secure enterprise data end-to-end and offer complete visibility into the movement of data. Parablu’s suite of products includes BluKrypt™ – a secure storage container for safeguarding critical data in the cloud, BluVault – a powerful and secure data backup solution designed for the cloud, BluSync™ – a secure file sharing and collaboration solution for the agile enterprise, and BluDrive – a secure large file transfer solution.

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Torry Harris Business Solutions Wins Comparably's 'Best of 2018 Award'

Torry Harris Business Solutions Wins Comparably’s ‘Best of 2018 Award’

Torry Harris Business Solutions (THBS), a global leader in integration, full life-cycle API management and digital transformation, wins Comparably’s ‘Best of 2018 Award’ for ‘Work-Life Balance‘ under the large company category.

“This award is significant as we celebrate 20 years of leadership in the integration niche and are looking for growth, both in Products and Services. Employees are our greatest asset and their happiness is important to us; we are thrilled that this aspect of our company culture is recognized,” said Brijesh Sequeira, Chief People Officer at THBS. The overall culture score A+, incorporates employee ratings based on their feedback on the Overall Culture, Compensation, Leadership, Diversity and more.

“This set of Comparably Awards focuses on companies that most reward their employees. These employers stand out as the best of the best providing amazing benefits and a great work-life balance,” said Jason Nazar, CEO of Comparably.

About THBS
Torry Harris Business Solutions (THBS) is a multinational provider of business, technology and IT consulting services. It specializes in the areas of Integration, Platform Services, Full life-cycle API Management and Digital Transformation Services. THBS has been appraised at level 5 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI Level 5). The company has been assessed and certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 & ISO 26001. THBS is also compliant with Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The company has its offshore development centres in Bangalore & Gurgaon (India). It has offices in Bristol (UK), New Jersey (USA), Dubai (UAE), Dublin (Ireland), Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Vienna (Austria).

Visit to know more about the company, its services & products.

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Torry Harris Business Solutions

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HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme

HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme

Confirmit has today announced that the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the experts in UK higher education data and analysis, will be using the Confirmit Horizons platform to support its new UK-wide Graduate Outcomes programme.

Graduate Outcomes is an ambitious new programme, delivered by HESA that will enable higher education providers to understand how their graduates progress in their careers after graduation. The new model will ensure HESA is able to capture rich, robust and innovative data about graduates that would build a clear picture to help enhance courses but also reflect recent changes in the HE sector and graduate labour market.

Paul Clark, HESA Chief Executive explained: “The Graduate Outcomes survey represents a significant change in how we collect and publish data about the activities and perspectives of graduates. It was critical that we work with suppliers who can support the delivery of the survey effectively, cost-efficiently and with expertise. We ran a wide review of potential suppliers for the survey and data collection part of the programme and it quickly became clear that Confirmit was the right partner for us.”

The first wave of the programme will go live in December and will include both online and telephone data collection, provided through Confirmit Horizons. On an annual basis, over 700,000 graduates will be surveyed, approximately 15 months after the completion of their course. The programme will ensure that HESA is able to gather consistent data using a robust model supported by Confirmit’s technology.

As the UK’s biggest annual social survey, HESA is committed to ensuring that not only do providers receive accurate, actionable data about their courses, but that graduates are able to provide feedback quickly and easily.

Paul Clark continued: “Providing meaningful data back to education providers depends on good response rates. This meant ensuring that web surveys function perfectly on mobile devices. This is important because we know that close to two-thirds of graduates will complete the survey on a tablet or smartphone. Confirmit Horizons will ensure we offer engaging surveys that deliver high-quality, actionable insight.”

Tim Hannington, Chief Revenue Officer, Confirmit said: “The Graduate Outcomes programme is a ground-breaking project and I’m delighted that Confirmit is part of the process. Innovative, methodologically-sound data collection techniques are at the heart of our technology and I’m confident that HESA will use the feedback they receive to provide a clear view of graduates’ success.”

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About Confirmit
Confirmit is the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research solutions. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Standards Institution, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, Nielsen, Research Now, RS Components, QRS, SSI, and Swisscom. Visit for more information.

About HESA/Graduate Outcomes
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is the recognised source of data on higher education in the UK, and the designated data body for England. Its experts collect, analyse, and disseminate accurate and comprehensive statistical information on all aspects of UK higher education to support the strategic aims of its users and enhance the effectiveness of the sector as a whole. It is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. It operates as an independent organisation, working in collaboration with higher education providers, regulators, funders, government departments, policy makers, and other stakeholders.

The Graduate Outcomes survey is being delivered by HESA and will capture the perspectives and current status of recent graduates. All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies. The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.

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IEEE GlobalSpec Announces Media Partnership with Nerd Girls Inc.

IEEE GlobalSpec Announces Media Partnership with Nerd Girls Inc.

IEEE GlobalSpec, a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies promote their products and grow their businesses, today announced a new media partnership with Nerd Girls Inc., a global movement dedicated to encouraging and inspiring girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.

As part of the partnership, IEEE GlobalSpec will market a series of Nerd Girls’ media initiatives including newsletters, the Nerd Girl Nation web series, and content on Each will focus on topics including gender equality in STEM professions; science, technology and innovation; inspirational women in STEM; and mentoring and professional development.

Nerd Girls was founded by Dr. Karen Panetta, a professor and Dean at Tufts University and an IEEE Fellow, to empower female engineering students and challenge the stereotypes and myths about women in the profession. Panetta teamed up with award-winning producer Karen Johnson and Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Paola di Florio to create media content and further develop the Nerd Girls brand. One of Nerd Girls’ main goals, to “redefine nerd,” aims to debunk stereotypes and serve as a catalyst in shifting the negative results of female portrayal in the media through positive messaging, opportunities and support for young women. The Nerd Girl Nation web series, which was directed by Paola di Florio, is cohosted by Dr. Panetta and Craig “Lowie” Low, an award-winning Australian comedian, TV host, radio host, and writer.

“I’ve been an active member of IEEE for a long time and am excited to have the chance to partner with GlobalSpec on this series of Nerd Girls media initiatives at such an important time for women in engineering,” said Dr. Panetta. “Through our relationship with GlobalSpec, we have been able to work with leading industrial companies to help us get the message out, engaging and empowering the next generation to achieve their dreams.”

“This initiative is aligned completely with the values of IEEE GlobalSpec,” said Patrick D. Mahoney, president and CEO of IEEE GlobalSpec. “I’m thrilled that we can be a part of this initiative and help deliver this powerful message to young women everywhere.”


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About IEEE GlobalSpec
IEEE GlobalSpec is a community built by engineers, for engineers – delivering the single source for trusted, expert engineering content, information, insight, tools, and community for engineers and technical professionals across multiple industries and disciplines. An engaged community of more than 8 million industry professionals relies on IEEE GlobalSpec as a trusted resource at every stage of the research, product design, and purchasing process. For industrial marketers, our mission is to provide comprehensive digital media solutions that connect manufacturers, distributors and service providers with engineers and allied technical professionals and generate unparalleled results – delivering measurable and actionable awareness, demand and engagement opportunities at all stages of the buy cycle. Learn more at

About IEEE
IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at



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IGEL Hires EUC Visionary and Endpoint Security Expert, Simon Townsend, as Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA

IGEL Hires EUC Visionary and Endpoint Security Expert, Simon Townsend, as Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA

IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has named Simon Townsend Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the EuropeMiddle East and Africa (EMEA) market. A veteran expert in end user computing (EUC) technologies, Townsend brings more than 20 years of experience in the evolution of endpoint computing technology with a particular emphasis on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) implementations, and enhanced endpoint security.

“A visionary on productive and secure end user workspace, Simon is a well-recognized thought leader who has helped the industry drive technology advancements that improve endpoint management and security,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “His deep understanding of working with channel, distribution, system integrator and MSP partners across EMEA, as well as long-standing relationships with Citrix and VMware, will further our 100% channel-centric go-to-market strategy. With his added expertise we will continue to drive double digit growth and global market share, including our No. 1 market position in Germany, while continuing the expansion of the very active IGEL Community.”

Townsend joins IGEL from Ivanti where he was Chief Technologist, EMEA and a member of the Office of the CTO. A frequent industry speaker, author and visionary on industry topics related to endpoint security, VDI, Citrix, Windows and DaaS, Townsend played a key role in defining and delivering corporate, filed and product marketing strategies. While at Ivanti, serving as an executive field technologist, Townsend worked directly with customers, partners, field sales, product management and marketing teams to ensure that both customer and software vendor where aligned as those customers looked to adopt the innovative technologies they need to enhance endpoint security and productivity.  Townsend came to Ivanti through the company’s acquisition of AppSense where he most recently served as Chief Technologist, EMEA, again ensuring that multiple functions within the business where aligned with market changes and customer requirements. At AppSense for over 11 years, Townsend also previously served as the company’s Vice President, Product Management and led the Global Pre-Sales and Systems Engineering teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and business from Bournemouth University.

“Over the past 20 years I’ve worked to help organizations adopt technology that will transform their end user productivity and experience while simplifying and securing IT operations,” said Townsend. “To date, I haven’t seen any organization make more of an impact than IGEL has. Simply put, IGEL is truly disrupting EUC with a software-defined workspace that will help solve the desktop security challenge while dramatically enhancing device manageability, lowering computing costs and making the user more productive. I am excited to be able to play an integral role in IGEL’s continued growth throughout EMEA.”

Townsend joins IGEL effective immediately as a member of the IGEL executive team. He will be a featured speaker during the DISRUPT 2019 End User Computing Forum in MunichJanuary 23-25, 2019. Follow Simon Townsend on Twitter @Simon_Townsend or on LinkedIn.

To experience the capabilities of the IGEL OS, Universal Desktop Converter(UDC) and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), download here, or request free evaluation hardware.  To locate an IGEL partner, visit


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About IGEL 
IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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Privacy Protection Platform WireWheel Closes $10 Million in FinancingPrivacy Protection Platform WireWheel Closes $10 Million in Financing

Privacy Protection Platform WireWheel Closes $10 Million in Financing

WireWheel, the Software-as-a-Service platform that modernizes global data privacy compliance, announced the closing of a $10 million Series A round. New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and PSP Growth (PSP) led the investment round, with participation from existing and new investors Grotech Ventures, Sands Capital Ventures and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Total capital raised to date stands at $13 million. In connection with the investment, Dayna Grayson of NEA, and Michael Oleshansky of PSP will join WireWheel’s Board of Directors.

WireWheel’s data privacy platform leverages on-premise and cloud infrastructure to enable faster and more efficient privacy compliance, with unique product features that build trust with current and potential customers faster. The platform’s advanced monitoring and automation capabilities help companies remain compliant over time.

“While I served as Commerce Secretary, I saw first-hand how important privacy protection is to people here in the United States, and all over the world – as a matter of human rights, trade, and national security.  Now, more than ever, it is clear that protecting privacy is a key matter of trust for companies all around the world – with California joining EuropeJapan, and India, among others, in enforcing privacy protection,” said Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Partners and PSP Growth.  “Led by a team of experts in privacy and technology, WireWheel is a unique cloud-based technology platform that enables business leaders to quickly address both the compliance and commercial privacy needs of their companies. We are delighted to support WireWheel as it helps tackle these significant challenges.”

WireWheel CEO, Justin Antonipillai, founded the company in late 2016, after leading the Economic and Statistics Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Obama. Among other things, Antonipillai led the American negotiating team in reaching the landmark EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework with Europe.  He also led extensive dialogues with European regulators on GDPR as it was being considered for approval.

“Privacy protection is a key trust, customer, and compliance matter, and we’re just scratching the surface of how powerful technology can be to help protect data privacy,” said Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel’s CEO. “The WireWheel platform leverages cloud infrastructure and cloud services, machine learning, and beautiful, innovative design to enable faster compliance for our customers. Our platform has built-in, technology-driven features to enable our customers to demonstrate their trustworthiness as custodians of personal data, which is critical.”

Performance apparel retailer and WireWheel customer, Under Armour, was impressed by how agile the platform was when compared to the competition. “We explored a number of privacy solutions and WireWheel was the clear choice.  Its innovative and thoughtful approach to a complex challenge is one that has delivered centralized visibility and game-changing efficiencies at a very competitive price,” said Toke Vandervoort, VP, Deputy General Counsel of Under Armour. “The central data mapping feature has also delivered some unexpected returns on the investment, making the whole relationship with WireWheel a value driver, not only to our privacy program, but to the business at large.”

The Series A financing builds on an exceptional year for WireWheel which saw key executive appointments and a rapidly growing roster of customers including Blackboard and Under Armour. The funding round will help further innovate on product capabilities, expand sales and marketing efforts, and launch a partner program.

According to Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL, “WireWheel is leveraging local expertise in policy, especially privacy and data protection, and combining that with know-how on databases, machine learning, and technical infrastructure. We are excited about the WireWheel product and are proud to support them as they take on data privacy and data protection challenges.”

NEA participated in WireWheel’s seed round as well.  Dayna Grayson is a partner at NEA who believes, “Data privacy protection is an increasingly significant issue, and we are excited about WireWheel’s team, customers, and product.  Key to us has been WireWheel’s features that enable the responsible use of personal data. WireWheel gives companies an opportunity to promote and build trust with clients and customers while avoiding significant risk that impacts the bottom line.”


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About WireWheel, Inc.
Based in Arlington, VA, WireWheel uses human-assisted machine learning and integrations into cloud infrastructure and on-premises and cloud data stores, to help companies comply more quickly and efficiently with privacy regulations around the world, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  Founded by leading experts in privacy protection, application development, and data engineering, WireWheel brings a beautiful, privacy-designed platform to manage privacy programs at scale, and is changing the way companies protect personal information and build trust with their customers.  Learn more at, or arrange a demo at

About PSP Growth and PSP Capital
PSP Partners is a Chicago-based private investment firm founded by its Chairman Penny Pritzker, an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The firm is comprised of a highly experienced team of investment professionals and business builders focused on partnering with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams to build market-leading businesses and develop valuable assets.  With investment strategies focused on established businesses (PSP Capital), emerging/growth companies (PSP Growth) and real assets (Pritzker Realty Group), PSP Partners invests across stages and asset classes with an emphasis on three primary segments of the economy – business & technology services, housing, and industrials – that are well-aligned with its expertise and experience.  For more information, visit


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About NEA
New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a global venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With more than $20 billion in cumulative committed capital since the firm’s founding, NEA invests in technology and healthcare companies at all stages in a company’s lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO. The firm’s long track record of successful investing includes more than 220 portfolio company IPOs and more than 370 acquisitions.

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Forbidden Technologies Hires Stephen White from Comcast as Chief Operating and Financial Officer with Additional Strategic Hires Made

Forbidden Technologies Hires Stephen White from Comcast as Chief Operating and Financial Officer with Additional Strategic Hires Made

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the developer and seller of Blackbird, the workstation experience in the cloud, announces that it is creating a new board role of “Chief Operating and Financial Officer”. The Company has appointed, subject to usual due diligence checks, Stephen White to this role. Stephen is currently Vice President Finance, UK and EMEA Emerging Markets at Comcast’s NBC Universal’s Networks Division and will start with the Company after serving his notice period. It is currently anticipated that Stephen will join the Board and commence his role in April 2019.

Stephen has 25 years experience in senior finance roles with media companies such as NBC Universal, BBC Worldwide (now known as BBC Studios), The Walt Disney Company and Jetix after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young. A further announcement, which will include the required disclosures under the AIM Rules for Companies for the appointment of a director to the board, will be made in due course.

The Company also announces that Jonathan Lees, the Company’s current Finance Director, will step down from the board when Stephen joins the Company, and will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities after an appropriate handover period.

In addition to the creation of the Chief Operating and Financial Officer role, the Company has recently made a number of important appointments including Adrian Lambert as Marketing Director and Oliver Parker as a Strategic Account Director. The Company has also hired George Maddocks in its Pre-Sales team and appointed a senior developer.

David Main, Chairman of Forbidden, said: “With our strategy in place, and since a successful fundraising, we have been looking to add to our capabilities to grow and deliver against our focus. The creation of a combined Chief Operating and Financial Officer role is part of this strategy. I look forward to welcoming Stephen White on to the management team and the board. We have also recently added new talent to our sales and marketing capabilities.

“The board would like to thank Jonathan for all his hard work over the last 5 years. He has been very effective in his role as Finance Director, including helping us in several successful fundraisings. We all wish him well with his future endeavours.”

Ian McDonough, CEO of Forbidden, added: “I am looking forward to welcoming Stephen White on to our team. We have made some important new hires to our sales and marketing team already as we build the right capabilities to take Blackbird to the global market.

“Thank you to Jonathan for his contribution to managing and guiding the business to its current position.”

About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, floated in February 2000.

Forbidden develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using our patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications, which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.

The Blackbird technology allows full visibility on multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution which results in improved monetisation of video content.

Blackbird® is a registered trademark of Forbidden Technologies plc.


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BringCom And Versa Networks Demonstrate Multi-Carrier SD-WAN Exchange For Pan-Africa Services

BringCom And Versa Networks Demonstrate Multi-Carrier SD-WAN Exchange For Pan-Africa Services

 Versa Networks – the innovator of a next-generation software platform, Versa Secure Cloud IP – today announced a joint SD-WAN deployment with BringCom Incorporated, a leading telecommunications provider focused on wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Africa. The BringCom-Versa initiative is designed to develop and deliver pan-Africa SD-WAN managed services.

BringCom has deployed Pan-African Ethernet and MPLS network services with its own regional hubs (PoPs) in Los AngelesWashington, D.C.LondonDjiboutiNairobiKampala and Lagos. The Versa Networks secure SD-WAN deployment will be implemented across several Africa locations, including multi-carrier connectivity spanning East and West Africa (in collaboration with SimbaNET, a leading communications service provider in East Africa, and ISOCEL Telecom), with automated functionality, high performance and advanced flexibility.

Versa’s FlexVNF software is showcasing SD-WAN connectivity integrated with diverse security services (separate FlexVNFs activated) inclusive of ordering and provisioning via BringCom’s SaaS portal. The Versa headend, monitoring and analytics capabilities are deployed in BringCom’s data center facilities in Virginia initially, and then will move to East and West Africa for production-level traffic. Additionally, the BringCom-Versa project will utilize Versa cloud deployment capabilities and future iterations will instantiate any 3rd party VNF via FlexVNF service chaining.

“With the Versa deployment, we’re demonstrating the power of SD-WAN combined with network security and service providers looking to leverage high-performance virtual environments that rely upon totally automated and programmable WANs to deliver reliable communications services,” said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO, BringCom.

“Our carrier-grade and cloud-native software makes it easy for telco managed service providers and SaaS operators to deliver secure software-defined branch connectivity to multi-tenant customers,” stated Atchison Frazer, worldwide head of marketing, Versa Networks. “The African continent is an important, fast-growing market for us, and SD-WAN will play an important role in helping enterprises and organizations provide better services, while boosting business continuity and economic growth throughout the continent.”

International Data Corporation (IDC) has published two new reports on the fast-growing Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) infrastructure market. This rapidly evolving segment of the networking market will grow at a 40.4 percent compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2022 to reach $4.5 billion, according to IDC’s latest SD-WAN Infrastructure Forecast.

About BringCom Incorporated

BringCom Incorporated, headquartered in Sterling, VA, USA has been offering international and last-mile connectivity solutions since 1992 to enterprise and government customers in the United States, the CaribbeanAfrica and the Middle East. It delivers secure and reliable Ethernet, MPLS, IPLC and DIA services for enterprise WAN and SD-WAN connectivity. For further information, please visit:

About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services. Versa’s visionary solution, with an unrivaled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off of legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch modernization and TCO advantages. The company has transacted over 150,000 software licenses through service providers, partners and enterprises globally. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

For more information, visit or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

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Global Software Vendors Reap Rewards with Oracle Cloud

Global Software Vendors Reap Rewards with Oracle Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld — Oracle today announced that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) around the world are rapidly adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run enterprise and cloud-native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. Spanning multiple industries, leading brands, including FICO, FireEye, KNAPP, and Manhattan Associates have selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to power their market leading cloud solutions.

According to IDC, ISVs using Oracle Cloud have experienced quicker time to market, faster customer onboarding, cost savings and an increased ability to operate reliable secure services.

“We continue to see tremendous growth in ISV adoption of Oracle Cloud,” said Inderjeet Singh, executive vice president Global ISV, OEM and Java. “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides ISVs with the ability to innovate faster and streamline operations while at the same time offer increased performance at a lower cost compared to other public cloud providers.”

FICO enhances customer brand experiences with the help of Oracle Cloud

FICO helps lenders make accurate, reliable, and fast credit risk decisions across the customer lifecycle. The most widely used broad-based risk score, the FICO® Score, plays a critical role in billions of decisions each year. FICO Decision Management Platform (DMP) allows organizations to have data, decision rules and analytics connected by a single platform that allows customers to share data and decision components across all enterprise applications, across the entire company.

“With DMP streaming, companies can build powerful solutions that link offline and online behaviors from their customers into unified customer profiles that transform personalization and engagement with their brands. Running DMP streaming on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure extends our ability to serve the Oracle community while providing the benefits of DMP streaming, reducing time-to-market, performance and scale.”

— Doug Clare, Vice President of Product Marketing at FICO

FireEye improves effectiveness and reduces the complexity of cyber security as organizations prepare for, prevent and respond to cyber attacks with Oracle Cloud

FireEye, an intelligence security company, has over 7,100 customers across 67 countries, including more than 45 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and utility of a public cloud with the granular control, security and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performing, cost-effective infrastructure services. Since we’ve made the transition to Oracle Cloud Infrastucture, we are able to tackle complex business problems head-on with increased agility and speed.”

— Rich Stegina, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at FireEye

KNAPP enables customers to make faster, better decisions with Oracle Cloud

KNAPP is a global provider of intelligent automation solutions for intralogistics and manufacturing. KNAPP works across the globe with countless customers from the worlds of healthcare, retail, food retail and industry. KNAPP recently provided a robot solution for Parfums Christian Dior.

“By deploying our Big Data Analytics platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, KNAPP customers benefit from the native high performance, availability, and automation that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides. Oracle Cloud gives us a global deployment platform for our new analytics service that is flexible and can grow upon demand as we on board new customers.  Powered by Oracle Cloud, KNAPP has transitioned from a warehouse automation company to a data-as-a-service provider.  The new application is enhancing customer systems who traditionally buy warehouse/logistics solutions and robotics to extract data, analyze and compare with other market standards optimizing systems to help business transformation.”

— Peter Puchwein, Director of Innovation, KNAPP AG

Manhattan Associates customers benefit from exceptional performance with Oracle Cloud

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce that unites information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Manhattan Associates works with some of the top global retailers, including Brooks Brothers and Ulta Beauty.

“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers strong performance. It gives Manhattan Associates the flexibility to easily scale up cloud environments on demand, which is an important part of handling peak demand for many of the world’s largest retail customers. Being powered by Oracle Cloud helps us expedite our customer deployments and reduces total operating costs.”

— Stewart Gantt, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Manhattan Associates

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Openbravo Commerce Suite 3.0 Achieves Certified Integration With SAP Applications

Openbravo Commerce Suite 3.0 Achieves Certified Integration With SAP Applications

Openbravo Delivers an End-to-end Solution with Cloud-ready Mobile POS and Omnichannel Capabilities for Retailers Through Interoperability With SAP IS Retail

It today announced its Openbravo Commerce Suite solution has achieved certified integration with SAP applications, providing comprehensive end-to-end mobile-enabled and cloud-ready POS and Omnichannel capabilities for retailers seeking faster innovation and greater business agility.

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The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that Openbravo Commerce Suite 3.0 integrates with SAP applications to exchange POS information with instances of SAP IS Retail, including master data, sales and physical inventory information.

“We are really excited to announce this certification, which becomes for us a strategic asset now that more and more larger retailers that run SAP applications are approaching it to transform their businesses by deploying our omnichannel retail solution,” said Marco de Vries, CEO at Openbravo. “The combination of SAP applications and other complementary solutions that can be easily integrated with Openbravo helps strengthen our value proposition and will result in ever greater benefits for our existing and future customers.”

As a result of the certified integration, Openbravo Commerce Suite provides businesses that use SAP solutions the capacity to deliver an enhanced in-store shopping experience through a broad set of assisted sale capabilities, RFID, and mobile payments at POS, to name a few. It enables a variety of omnichannel scenarios and dramatically simplifies store operations with the central management of all stores and POS terminals from a single point, which brings the capacity to provide faster sales information at the headquarter level and to update master data (products, pricing, promotions) across all stores in near real-time.

About Openbravo

Openbravo is a global omnichannel software vendor for agile and innovative retailing. The Openbravo Commerce Suite is a cloud-ready retail software solution providing comprehensive omnichannel and supply chain capabilities. It is built on top of a highly flexible mobile-enabled technology platform, which allows retailers to innovate more and faster and to manage change more efficiently.

With customers in more than 60 countries and over 16,000 back office users and 20,000 point of sales currently using its solutions, Openbravo offers the most flexible omnichannel solution on the market. Openbravo has offices in FranceDubaiIndiaMexico, and Spain.

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