February Snowdrops - Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from PixabayLast week, Zoho filed its FY 2023 results and revealed increase revenues of 30% breaking the US$1 billion mark. IFS published its full-year results, its sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth. Orbus Software gave a business update that revealed increases in growth and signalled it is now profitable. Planview also announced its results for the full year 2023.

At the Acumatica Summit, the ERP vendor revealed its new branding and that it would target the professional services sector with a new module. On the second day, it unveiled some details of the upcoming 2024 R1 release.

Rootstock Software has announced its first release in 2024. Responsive (formerly RFPIO) has announced the introduction of Proposal Builder as part of the Winter release of its Responsive Strategic Response Management (SRM) Platform. GroupBy, a SaaS-based eCommerce search and product discovery provider, launched an AI-powered Year, Make, Model Fitment search.

Softiron enhanced its Hypercloud with new storage, compute and interconnect capabilities. BICS has launched a new cloud roaming service using the AWS global network.

ALPLA, a world leader in plastic packaging, has deployed the Icertis Contract Intelligence (ICI) platform. Marketing Agency, POP improved its project delivery efficiency with the Kantata Professional Services technology, Kantata OX.

Workday appointed Carl Eschenbach as sole CEO. Dayforce replaced the Ceridian name and ticker. Automobile Consumer Services has launched FlexPath DXP, a fintech (Financial Technology) connected retailing platform company. Codeium has secured a $65 million Series B investment for its generative AI-powered coding toolkit. Nexthink announced that it is acquiring AppLearn.

Storyblok published research revealing the absence of apps from major streamers could seriously undermine the success of Apple’s imminent Vision Pro launch. Research from Salesforce suggests that 85% of IT leaders expect AI to increase developer productivity at their organisations over the next three years.

Enterprise Times published a set of tips from an interview with Mike Micucci, CEO of fabric.


Agiloft related how ParkMobile stopped revenue leakage and enforced contract processes using Agiloft. At the Agiloft Summit last year in Las Vegas, ParkMobile’s Tony Stewart and Danielle Kaplan explained how ParkMobile used components such as Clause Library, automated notifications, and custom email templates from the Agiloft platform to enforce company-wide contract policies, protect IP, and ensure corporate governance.


ASUS launched the GeForce RTX™ 4080 SUPER Noctua OC Edition graphics card. The graphics card is designed for gamers and creators who seek cutting-edge performance and operates at whisper-quiet noise levels.


Infosys celebrated 25 years of working with SAP. The partnership has seen the development of multiple industry cloud solutions. These include personalized medicine, clinical trial supply management (CTSM) for Life Sciences, leads and proposal management for professional services, demand sensing for CPG, enhanced customer experience, sustainable sales, and operations planning (S&OP) to benefit enterprises across industries.

Christian Klein, CEO and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, said, “For 25 years, SAP has collaborated with Infosys to transform the way businesses run and deliver market-moving innovation to our joint customers. This milestone celebration of our longstanding partnership is a testament to the strength of our collaboration and our shared ambition to deliver enhanced customer experiences and help our customers accelerate digital transformation in the cloud.”

Infosys announced that it has signed a seven-year strategic collaboration with Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and food service company. Musgrave will deploy Infosys Topaz, an AI-first set of services, solutions and platforms using generative AI technologies, and Infosys Cobalt, a set of services, solutions and platforms for enterprises to accelerate their cloud journey.

Stephen Mckenna, Chief Technology Officer, Musgrave, said, “I am delighted by our recently announced collaboration with Infosys, which will enable us to leverage Infosys’ expertise and resources to deliver innovative solutions to all our customers and retail partners.

“Musgrave has always been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service, and this collaboration is a testament to that commitment. We are confident that this collaboration will result in new and exciting products and services that will benefit all our customers.”

The  Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), an Australian government concessional finance provider for farmers, has deployed the Infosys Finacle Digital Lending Solution Suite in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mode running on AWS.

The transformation project, which included the adoption of the Finacle Online Banking and Finacle Alerts Solution, was completed in just nine months. RIC is now able to offer truly digital financial lending services to its customers in the Australian agricultural sector at significantly lower operating costs and higher self-service capabilities.

Sajit Vijayakumar, Chief Business Officer, Infosys Finacle, said, “We are delighted to support RIC in their mission to financially empower the farm businesses in Australia through the Infosys Finacle SaaS platform. This collaboration is yet another testament to Finacle’s commitment to the Australian market, to support financial institutions of all kinds and sizes – banks, credit unions, mutuals and non-banking lenders – on their digital transformation journeys.”


Unisize, the size recommendation engine from Makip, has added a Facechange function (patent pending) to its solution. Users will be able to superimpose their face, rather than that of a model, in the image of the clothes they wish to wear. This makes it easier for consumers to imagine what they will look like wearing the clothes the Unisize platform is demonstrating.

Panasonic Connect

Panasonic Connect made a series of announcements at ISE 2024

A new series of media processors that simplify workflows and enhance multi-projection experiences in immersive environments1. The series includes two box-type devices (ET-FMP50/FMP20) and an Intel SDM specification slot-compatible function board (ET-SBFMP10). Available in Q2 2024

An expanded range of Intel SDM specification slot-compatible products

It announced the MZ882 Series projector, its most sustainable product to date and one that offers a higher brightness level. The unit includes 10% recycled resins and minimizes waste through less packaging and other accessories.

Hartmut Kulessa, European Marketing Manager, Panasonic Connect Europe, said, “This is another important step in our journey to making all Panasonic’s products as sustainable as possible. By transitioning to this flexible projector, organisations can reduce energy consumption, waste, and carbon footprint in line with their Sustainable Development Goals.”

Panasonic also announced several powerful enhancements for its KAIROS state-of-the-art live production platform. SDI I/O Boards (AT-KC20M1) have been introduced for the three latest Kairos Core mainframes, the AT-KC200 and AT-KC2000/KC2000S1.

With the possibility to add up to 4x AT-KC20M1 units to each Kairos Core, these high-performing and reliable SDI I/O Boards increase capacity, offering a maximum of 48 Input/Output (32 in x 16 out) with 3G SDI & 4 boards, supporting larger and more complex productions than ever before.

It expanded its 4K projector lineup with the RQ7 Series 1-Chip DLP Projector. It is the first Panasonic projector below 8,000lm to be Intel SDM-enabled for easy integration into existing infrastructure and AVoIP.

Panasonic Connect Europe also announced its new software-based Media Production Suite to consolidate PC software for Panasonic’s professional camera systems into one convenient platform. It provides access to multiple functions on a single GUI screen for highly intuitive and efficient on-site video production. The Media Production Suite, available free of charge, also offers various paid plug-ins that will continue to be expanded in the future.

It also announced its cloud-based Remotely Managed Service (RMS). The service is designed to help partners manage and optimise complex multi-projection environments in fast-growing areas such as immersive experiences. Tailored for IT managers in location-based entertainment, events production, edutainment, education, and enterprise, RMS helps deliver system reliability, device longevity, and imaging consistency to support stable long-term operations.


Pulseway unveiled version 9.5 of its RMM suite. The update has a completely redesigned policy engine, enabling greater flexibility and control for administrators. There were also updates to workflows, remote control, API capabilities and expanded components for MacOS devices.


Storage vendor Qumulo announced the availability of Superna Data Security Edition for Qumulo. The Data Security Edition, which includes Superna’s industry-leading Ransomware Defender solution, automates real-time detection of malicious behaviours, false positives, and other events consistent with ransomware access patterns for both SMB and NFS files.

The solution protects against other untrusted or malicious data behaviours at the storage layer, including:

  • Burrowing event detection
  • Malicious user activity identification
  • Automated compliance self-test

Brandon Whitelaw, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Qumulo, commented, “The problem with existing ransomware solutions is they focus only on the protect and recover aspects, leaving customers with painful, costly and disruptive recovery times. Because Superna Ransomware Defender for Qumulo operates at the data layer, it can detect and block ransomware attacks before they proceed beyond the point of no return.”

Rimini Street

Rimini Street appointed Gertrude Van Horn as executive vice president and chief information officer. Van Horn previously served as senior vice president and CIO at NCH Corporation. At NCH, she led pivotal initiatives to revamp their IT infrastructure, refine business processes, and champion innovation across the 100+ year-old, billion-dollar organization.

Van Horn commented, “I was first introduced to Rimini Street in 2013 and was immediately impressed by their expertise, quality resources, and commitment to NCH’s success and satisfaction. Rimini Street was an excellent partner for many years, and I am delighted to make the move from being a client to now taking on this new challenge.

“As the CIO of Rimini Street, I am doubly excited to share my experience with other business leaders looking for a true IT partner to help them achieve their growth and profitability goals.”


START Treatment & Recovery Centers has selected Unit4’s ERPx platform – including Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Source to Contract, and Talent Management – as its new, unified Finance and HR solution.

Brian Lanouette, CFO of START Treatment & Recovery Centers, commented, “Unit4’s total solution not only offers us the depth and breadth of functionality we require to help us fulfill our promise to our patients but will deliver vital time and cost savings as well.”


Yooz announced a partnership with  OPT Business Services (OPT) to provide a seamless, end-to-end Accounts Payable (AP) automation capability to OPT clients.

Tricia Cate, Channel Partner Manager at OPT, commented, “Yooz has given us a powerful AP automation solution to offer to our customers. We are able to use our OxyGen BPM tool to integrate AP automation seamlessly. OPT’s expertise in the physical security industry is focused on AR, Jobs and Service. Yooz enables us to close the gap with amazing AP Automation and offer a full finance automation solution that will be a wonderful fit for our customers.”

News from the week beginning 22nd January 2024



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