February Frost Leaves Oak Image by Alicja from PixabayIcertis announced it has passed $250 million in ARR. Apica, the company behind the data observability and data management platform Ascent, has acquired telemetry data management pioneer Circonus. It also announced $6 in funding led by new investor Riverside Acceleration Capital.

SheerID, a provider of identity verification for commerce, has launched two new platform capabilities, Marketing Hub and DataConnectors. Salesforce unveiled Marketing Cloud Growth, a new edition of Marketing Cloud. Adspace launched a new suite of digital marketing services. BICS launched a new customer support AI Agent powered by Cognigy and tailored for Chinese customers.

Precisely celebrated the renewal of its integration certificates for SAP S/4HANA across multiple deployments. Rootsock celebrated the growth of The Root Group, its independent user group. Manchester City Football Club has extended its existing partnership with Qualtrics in another multi-year agreement. Sectigo announced a partnership with Axians, Switzerland, which will use the certificate lifecycle management solution for customers.

Beekeeper announced Nancy Louisnord as its new Chief Marketing Officer. VeUP has announced the appointment of Cheryl Powell as head of HR.

Totalmobile revealed that lone workers never felt more threatened. With a huge rise of alerts at an average of more than 1.3 alerts from every lone worker. BICS saw the number of devices using 5G roaming soar over the last twelve months and believes it will increase further in 2024. Productivity platform ClickUp has published findings from a survey which reveals that middle management is crucial within organisations. Seismic published the State of Sales Enablement, Operations & Technology 2023/24 report. This report looks at how responsibility for sales enablement is shifting towards the CMO.

ASUS

ASUS announced the 2024 ASUS Vivobook S Series, which includes AI-enabled AMD Ryzen processors. These sleek and lightweight laptops start at 1.39 cm in thickness and weigh as little as 1.3 kg.

The new series includes:

  • 0-inch ASUS Vivobook S 14 OLED M5406
  • 6-inch ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED M5506
  • 0-inch ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED M5606

All devices support either an AMD Ryzen 8040 or 7000 series processor, 1 TB / 512 GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD, and 32 / 16 / 8 GB LPDDR5X 7500 MHz RAM.

BICS

BICS announced a partnership with Skylo, a non-terrestrial network (NTN) operator. The partnership aims to connect anything, anywhere in the world, via seamless satellite connections across BICS’ IPX network.

BICS will leverage the Skylo network of geostationary satellites that cover 13.7 million square miles of land and sea. This will extend the BICS network coverage extensively. It allows BICS to offer greater coverage for IoT devices across the globe.

Tarun Gupta, CPO and Co-Founder of Skylo commented, “As we move further into 2024, IoT innovation will continue to grow, and the demands on the technology to deliver seamless connectivity will push telcos to look upwards.

“Satellite connections have proven themselves when it comes to reliability: less susceptible to failure from weather, natural disaster, or war, than other types of connectivity, and they provide ubiquitous coverage to 99% of the world’s surface. Together with BICS’ IPX network, we now offer a one-stop-shop for telcos and enterprises looking to roll out IoT solutions to their customers.”

Luc Vidal-Madjar, Head of IoT and M2M business at BICS, added, “We are very proud to be working with Skylo, the only operator with persistent coverage over existing geostationary satellites, giving us a faster route to global coverage and needing fewer satellites which last longer in orbit than their low-orbit counterparts. Together, we are further bridging the digital divide, connecting the world, and creating opportunities for both network operators and enterprises.”

Infor

Sailing Group has upgraded to a cloud-based version of Infor PLM for Fashion in under nine months. Sailing Group, a Danish-based owner of two grocery chains, acquired Quest PLM in 2003. This was to manage its six annual fashion clothing line launches. Quest was acquired by Infor in 2005, and the Sailing Group leverages the software to manage the entire process from production to delivery across 200 suppliers. In 2016, the company transitioned to the Infor on-premise version of Infor PLM. It has completed the migration to the multi-tenant AWS-hosted Infor cloud solution.

Karen Tretow-Loof, Senior Process Expert in IT Development & Support, Commercial & Goodsflow, Salling Group, commented, “We work on many styles at the same time and with many different suppliers. So, first and foremost, we needed to ensure lightning-fast speed so that all data related to the style, including product information, bill of materials, measurements, colorway and washing instructions to suppliers, and process status, are being updated in real-time. We needed to reduce response times to a maximum of a few seconds.

“In addition, we wanted a more modern software solution with functionalities that support best practices and the possibility of configuring the system with more custom fields to capture additional information. The cloud solution offers all this as well as faster development and innovation processes. Also, it allows for suppliers to get access to the PLM.

“In future, we plan to invite our suppliers to join. They can enter from any device, and we can set up rules for what data they can access and update. Ecosystem transparency is becoming more and more important as sustainability requirements are increasing. There is no doubt that our cloud solution enables us to react faster with high scalability, real-time updates, collaboration, and more informed decision-making.”

Infosys

Infosys has worked with Dow Jones to roll out a new and enhanced WSJ Preference Center. Featuring updated controls to help subscribers customize their digital experience for Wall Street Journal subscribers. The new solutions help match subscribers’ unique context and key interests with WSJ news, analysis, and data. With content recommendations most relevant to them.

Daniel Bernard, Chief Experience Officer, Dow Jones, said, “Infosys has been a key technology partner in deploying successful solutions that enhance users’ experience accessing WSJ content. We provide solutions to help people make decisions – and help decision makers save time – and these new customization options will help do just that.”

Ashiss Dash, EVP and Global Head- Services, Utilities, Resources and Energy at Infosys, commented, “Our clients, across industries, are seeing how technological innovation is fueling the desire for more immersive human experiences. We are working with businesses globally as they look to deeply personalize and contextualize experiences for their customers. We are delighted to be working with Dow Jones in bringing experiences to life that add value for their subscribers.”

The Infosys Foundation has collaborated with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a Department of Biotechnology, a Government of India supported initiative. The company has committed 8.5 Crore towards the ‘C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life’, which will address the early adoption of innovative healthcare technology at district health facilities.

Dr Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO and Director, C-CAMP, said, “We appreciate the support of Infosys Foundation and its contribution towards enhancing and improving the healthcare infrastructure for the underserved. This initiative furthers our collective endeavour of leveraging advanced technology built indigenously to provide quality care to mothers and their newborns and creating avenues for affordable and accessible healthcare in Karnataka.”

Makip

Ajioka Co Ltd has selected and implemented the Makip Unisize engine for its Epoi fashion website. Epoi is a women’s leather goods brand offering bags and wallets. Makip also announced that GANZO, another Ajioka fashion brand offering leather goods, is to use the Unisize platform. The Unisize solution will enable online shoppers to check the size of bags they wish to buy against other items. To establish whether, for example, the bag is big enough for a 13” laptop, A4 Notebook, long wallet or cosmetic bag.

Qumulo

Qumulo announced the appointment of Brian McCloskey as Senior Vice President of North America Sales. McCloskey was previously CRO at Fungible, where he led the field and marketing teams in building a sizable business in a new market segment. He has also worked at Pure Storage, EMC, NetApp and Solidfire.

Eric Brodersen, President and Chief Customer Officer at Qumulo, said, “Coming off a strong year that saw the launch of our Scale Anywhere technology and our recognition as a leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, we’re excited to welcome Brian to our team. His reputation for building high-performance teams aligns perfectly with our commitment to customer adoption and growth.”

McCloskey commented, “I’m passionate about Qumulo’s product portfolio and the value it can bring to the market. With our established on-premises offering serving over a thousand customers and our newer cloud and global namespace offerings, we’re uniquely positioned to help customers maximize the value of their unstructured data.”

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