WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, is pleased to announce that the first journal in its Science Partner Journal program will be Research, the official journal of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Research will be distributed by AAAS in association with Science and Technology Review Publishing House, the official publishing house of CAST.

Research will be a wide-ranging interdisciplinary journal that aims to publish original peer-reviewed content reflecting new and innovative discoveries and important issues in engineering and applied sciences. Jiannian Yao, Academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director of the Natural Science Foundation of China, will be the journal’s Editor-in-Chief (China). Tianhong Cui, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, will be the journal’s Editor-in-Chief (International).

The editorial office for Research will open for submissions in March 2018 and the journal will officially launch in June 2018. Research will publish under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), meaning that content will be freely available to all readers upon publication. Additional information about the journal, prior to the Research website going live and opening for submissions, will be available on the Science Partner Journal program homepage: www.sciencepartnerjournals.org.

“The aim in building Research is to harness the publishing resources of AAAS to create vibrant exchange between Chinese and international scientists,” said Changle Xiang, Executive Secretary of CAST.

Research will publish on topics including artificial intelligence, information technology, biology and life sciences, energy research, environmental science, new materials research, mechanical science, engineering, micro and nano science and technology, robotics, advanced manufacturing and technology applications,” said Jiannian Yao.

“We aim to publish high-quality research in multidisciplinary areas from around the world. We look forward to closely working with colleagues in many different countries to better serve research communities everywhere,” said Tianhong Cui.

“Our first Science Partner Journal publication Research brings together the missions, expertise and efforts of CAST and Science/AAAS,” says Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals. “This journal is an excellent first example of the new, high-quality avenues for publication that the SPJ program offers to the scientific community.”

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a semi-annual basis and participation in the program is restricted to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organization will provide professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service.

For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, including insights on newly added titles or the application process for becoming a partner organization, please visit the Science Partner Journal homepage at: www.sciencepartnerjournals.org or contact Xiaoying Chu (xchu@aaas.org).

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics, and the digital open-access journal Science Advances. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! (www.eurekalert.org), the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS. See www.aaas.org.

About the China Association for Science and Technology

The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest non-governmental organization of scientific and technological professionals in China, serving as a bridge that links the Chinese government to the science and technology communities in China. Through its 210 national member societies and local branches all over the country, CAST maintains close ties with millions of Chinese scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of science and technology. See english.cast.org.cn.

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DUBAI, UAE, January 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a leading global business communications company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spoken Communications (“Spoken”), a leading innovator in Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions for enterprise customers and a provider of transformative real-time customer experience management applications built on conversational artificial intelligence. The transaction, which includes over 170 patents and patent applications, will be funded by cash on hand. It follows a co-development partnership formed by Avaya and Spoken in 2017 to provide CCaaS solutions to Avaya’s business process outsourcing customers.

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“With this acquisition, Avaya’s large contact center customer base around the world will have a clear migration path to the cloud,” said Jim Chirico, president and CEO of Avaya. “Customers can retain all the functionality of their existing premises-based technology and seamlessly migrate that functionality, at their pace, to achieve all the benefits of cloud.”

Spoken’s cloud-native, multitenant architecture is seamlessly integrated with Avaya Aura and Elite technologies. As a result, it also provides a robust architecture for both Avaya’s omnichannel offerings, such as Oceana, and its Unified Communications as a Service solutions.

In addition, customers will gain access to Spoken’s specialized agent quality software applications and services, as well as Spoken’s IntelligentWire contact center automation solutions. IntelligentWire uses artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies on live voice conversations to reduce after-call work, drive more intelligent responses and gain deeper insight into customer sentiment and experience.

“This transaction is a critical step in positioning our customers, partners, and new Cloud business for increasing success,” said Mercer Rowe, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud, for Avaya. “We are now moving at cloud speed, capitalizing on Avaya’s momentum to give our customers greater choice and flexibility in how they buy and consume our solutions, with the same outstanding experience whether it’s on premises, in the public or private cloud, or a hybrid model.”

Upon completion of the transaction, Rowe will lead the combined Spoken and Avaya cloud teams to foster innovative growth and cloud differentiation in the marketplace.

Mohamad Afshar, president and CEO of Spoken, said, “This is an exciting time to join the Avaya family. Our successful partnership has demonstrated that working together, Avaya and Spoken can deliver a compelling cloud-native CCaaS portfolio for Avaya customers that offers every customer, from small and mid-market businesses to global enterprises, a seamless path to a modern cloud-based contact center. Further, Avaya shares our vision for how communications, cloud and artificial intelligence will come together to transform the customer experience and drive new efficiencies for businesses everywhere. We look forward to pursuing this vision together and becoming the #1 cloud based contact center provider in the world. I want to thank everyone on the Spoken team for the outstanding contributions they have made to make all of this happen.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

Iman Ghorayeb

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MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill and Cainthus, a Dublin-based machine vision company, are reshaping how animal producers make decisions for their livestock through a strategic partnership that will bring facial recognition technology to dairy farms across the world. The deal includes a minority equity investment from Cargill. Terms were not disclosed.

Cainthus uses breakthrough predictive imaging to monitor the health and wellbeing of livestock.

Cainthus uses breakthrough predictive imaging to monitor the health and wellbeing of livestock. Their proprietary software uses images to identify individual animals based on hide patterns and facial recognition, and tracks key data such as food and water intake, heat detection and behavior patterns. The software then delivers analytics that drive on-farm decisions that can impact milk production, reproduction management and overall animal health.

“We are enthused about what this partnership will mean for farmers across the world,” said David Hunt, president and co-founder, Cainthus. “Cargill is a natural partner for us, given their focus on bringing a world-class digital capability to the market and their understanding of how technology will truly help farmers succeed.  We think this partnership will be a game changer for farmers because it will allow them to efficiently scale their business.”

Cainthus’ imaging technology can identify individual cows by their features in several seconds to memorize a cow’s unique identity, recording individual pattern and movements. That information is used as part of an artificial intelligence-driven mathematical algorithm that conveys imagery into feed and water intake analysis, behavioral tracking and health alerts that can be sent directly to the farmer. Data gleaned from those images is used to anticipate issues and adjust feeding regimens. What used to be a manual process that took days or weeks now takes place in near real-time.

“Our shared vision is to disrupt and transform how we bring insights and analytics to dairy producers worldwide,” said SriRaj Kantamneni, managing director for Cargill’s digital insights business. “Customers’ ability to make proactive and predictive decisions to improve their farm’s efficiency, enhance animal health and wellbeing, reduce animal loss, and ultimately increase farm profitability.”

Cargill and Cainthus intend to first focus on the global dairy segment, but will expand to other species, including swine, poultry and aqua over the next several months.

Cargill is committed to investing in technology and cultivating talent to deliver innovation in the data and analytics space. Over the last year, Cargill has announced several technology investments across the livestock, poultry and aquaculture value chains, including Dairy Enteligen™ and iQuatic™ for aquaculture. The company’s focus is on delivering technology that enables our customers more to make precise farming decisions and improve the efficiency and overall productivity of their operations.

“It’s important for us to invest in emerging digital technologies that drive value for our customers and for the industry,” said Scott Ainslie, vice president and group director, Cargill Animal Nutrition.  “As an industry leader in this space, we are committed to using technology to address the biggest challenges facing the food system.”

About Cargill
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

About Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries. Fueled by our innovation and research, we offer a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition, visit: www.cargill.com/animal-nutrition.

About Cainthus
Cainthus is a machine vision company that turns visual information into actionable data. The company’s focus is on delivering technology that enables our customers to make more precise farming decisions, and on improving the efficiency and overall productivity of their operations.  http://www.cainthus.com/


Cainthus’ imaging technology can identify individual cows by their features in several seconds to memorize a cow’s unique identity, recording individual pattern and movements.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, MIT Technology Review announced its sixth west coast conference on emerging digital technologies, EmTech Digital 2018, which will take place at the St. Regis San Francisco, March 26-27, 2018. The annual conference convenes innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists to examine the next wave of the digital revolution. Attendees will gain clear insights about artificial intelligence (“AI”) and meet the sharpest minds in technology, management, startups, engineering and academia who will pave the way for emerging intelligent technologies.

Left to right: Jason Pontin, former Publisher and Editor-In-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Andrew Ng, formerly of Baidu, now Founder of Deeplearning.ai; Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google; Oren Etzioni, CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

This year’s conference is designed to provide the insight and intelligence needed to navigate the rapidly shifting AI landscape. Discussions will include:

  • The Next Generation of AI: What technologies will fuel innovation in artificial intelligence?
  • Measuring Intelligence in Machines: How are AI systems learning new skills, and what are the implications?
  • Industry Impact of AI: The effects on enterprise, health care, finance and transportation
  • AI in Asia: What can we learn from China’s AI Revolution?
  • Ethics in AI: From addressing bias to rethinking education, examining AI’s impact on society

The growing line-up of speakers includes:

  • Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge; Chief Scientist, Uber
  • Dario Gil, Vice President, AI and IBM Q, IBM Research
  • Jia Li, Head of R&D, Cloud AI, and Machine Learning, Google
  • Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, Alphabet’s X
  • Matt Wood, Director, AWS Deep Learning, Amazon Web Services
  • Hua Wu, Technical Chief of Natural Language Processing, Baidu

For full conference details, registration, and partnership opportunities visit www.emtechdigital.com.

Media who would like to cover the event should reach out to press@technologyreview.com to learn more about obtaining press credentials.

About The EmTech Event Series
MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Event Series dives into emerging technologies that will drive the new global economy. From mainstage keynotes to Q&As and small discussions, these events provide a curated view of the year’s most important developments. EmTech gives attendees the opportunity to discover future trends and learn from the most innovative people and companies in the world. Currently in its 18th year, EmTech events have quickly become a must-attend for entrepreneurs, innovators, policy leaders, media and more. This year’s EmTech events include EmTech Digital, March 26-27; Business of Blockchain, April 23; and EmTech Next, June 4-5. Learn more.

About MIT Technology Review
Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned, independent media company whose insight, analysis, reviews, interviews and live events explain the commercial, social and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world’s foremost technology institution and from its editors’ deep technical knowledge, capacity to see technologies in their broadest context, and unequaled access to leading innovators and researchers. For 117 years, MIT Technology Review’s mission has been to equip readers with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology and the impact upon their careers and lives. Subscribe. Follow: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram.

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TimeTrade, the leader in omni-channel intelligent appointment scheduling, today launched the Connect Effect Partnership Program, a new initiative designed to optimize intelligent customer engagement through TimeTrade’s industry-leading Appointments-as-a-Service platform. For the initiative, TimeTrade has partnered with multiple large enterprise brands, including Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM, and others.


TimeTrade is included as one of the scheduling partner options to choose from when business owners add a booking button to their Google listings through Google My Business. If a business already has an account with one of the supported scheduling providers, the booking button will automatically be added to their Google listing.

“TimeTrade’s Connect Effect partners recognize that today’s consumers want intelligent customer engagement, which means human connections based on personalized services,” said Gary Ambrosino, CEO of TimeTrade. “Intelligent appointment scheduling allows consumer-facing businesses to establish the right connections with the right customers and prospects – across channels and at exactly the right moment.”

TimeTrade designed its intelligent appointment scheduling platform to use artificial intelligence to give companies real-time customer insights and customized actions, producing better meetings and higher growth businesses.

“Customer engagement is critical to every business, and customer loyalty is now being fought for on new battlegrounds, such as the level of consistency and personalization of the shopping experience,” said Sheryl Kingstone, Research Director, Customer Experience & Commerce at 451 Research. “Live interactions and appointments are often an essential part of building customer loyalty and securing a sale. Companies like TimeTrade are harnessing the power of AI and machine learning to help businesses improve how they connect with their customers and create more personalized customer experiences.”

TimeTrade’s other Connect Effect partners include Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM, and other industry leaders.

“Making connections with customers based on personalized services requires scheduling, of course, and Connect Effect partners view TimeTrade’s intelligent appointment scheduling solution as an indispensable tool to helping both B2C and B2B sales and marketing teams optimize intelligent customer engagement through in-person meetings,” said Ambrosino. “We look forward to working with a variety of partners across a broad mix of relevant channels as we broaden the use of our intelligent appointment scheduling solution.”

This year, TimeTrade will steadily roll out new partnerships with leading horizontal technology partners, vertical solutions, and tools for sales and marketing that function at the intersection of customer-facing channels and customer-facing employees. TimeTrade’s industry focus for 2018 includes technology partners, as well as vertical solution providers in financial services, banking, and retail industries.

To learn more about TimeTrade’s intelligent appointment scheduling solution, please click here.

For information about TimeTrade’s Reserve with Google capability, please click here.

About TimeTrade
TimeTrade helps leading brands optimize engagement through all phases of the customer relationship. TimeTrade’s intelligent appointment scheduling platform harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to improve meeting scheduling strategies through real-time customer insights and actions, producing better meetings and higher growth businesses, with TimeTrade customers outpacing their peers by nearly 3X. Tens of thousands of businesses – including leading global banks, retailers, and software companies – use TimeTrade’s Appointments-as-a-Service platform to deliver the personalized attention expected by today’s on-demand consumers.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan.  31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer in threat and vulnerability management, today announced the appointment of Frank Brown as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Brian Stern as Vice President of Global Sales. Brown and Stern will provide seasoned leadership to help guide RiskSense’s rapid growth and address surging demand among mid and large enterprises that want to improve their cyber resilience.

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“Both Frank and Brian bring a wealth of management and domain expertise to the RiskSense management team. They will play a pivotal role in streamlining finance and operations, and helping us capitalize on a big market opportunity,” said Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, co-founder and CEO of RiskSense. “Their years of combined experience with growth-stage companies in the security and SaaS industries will be a seamless fit. I look forward to working with Frank and Brian as RiskSense progresses in its journey to become the market-leading threat and vulnerability management platform.”

Frank Brown brings more than 30 years of financial management and operations experience in the technology industry to RiskSense. Most recently, he was interim CFO at SpringCM, a high growth SaaS company. Previously, he was CFO and Chief Operating Officer at Attensity, an industry pioneer in Big Data analytics and artificial intelligence, until its acquisition. Frank’s background includes experience as a venture capitalist and executive with Oracle and Accenture. He was also Managing Partner of Amber Ventures Consulting, where he mentored and served as an executive for emerging technology companies, helping them achieve operational and process improvements to optimize cash flow and profitability.

Brian Stern has 25 years of experience building and managing high performance sales organizations in the security and software industries. Prior to joining RiskSense he served as Vice President of Sales for endpoint security vendor Red Canary. As Senior Vice President, Sales and Field Operations for Electric Cloud, a provider of DevOps software, he managed worldwide sales, technical support and professional services teams. He has served in executive and sales management roles for NewsGator Technologies, Xaffire, Dynix, Aether Systems and DataWare Technologies. 

About RiskSense
RiskSense®, Inc. is the pioneer in threat and vulnerability management. The company provides enterprises and governments with clear visibility into their entire attack surface, including attack susceptibility and validation, as well as quantification of risks based on operational data.

The RiskSense Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform unifies and contextualizes internal security intelligence, external threat data and business criticality to transform cyber risk management into a more proactive, collaborative, and real-time discipline. It embodies hands-on expertise gained from defending critical government and commercial networks from the world’s most dangerous cyber adversaries.

By leveraging RiskSense threat and vulnerability management solutions, organizations can significantly shorten time-to-remediation, increase operational efficiency, strengthen their security programs, heighten response readiness, lower costs, and ultimately reduce their attack surface and minimize cyber risks. For more information, please visit www.risksense.com or follow us on Twitter at @RiskSense.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that Vuzix’ COO, Paul Boris will be the event chair at the Industry 4.0 ThinkTank, the largest industry 4.0 event in North America, taking place in Chicago, IL at the Revel Fulton Market January 31-February 1, 2018.

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Vuzix will have a prominent presence at the Industry 4.0 ThinkTank and interested parties can access the event agenda here: https://industry40thinktank.com/#agenda.  In addition to Vuzix’ COO, Paul Boris, acting as the master of ceremonies, Vuzix will be the keynote presenter on both days of the event, and visitors can stop by the Vuzix booth for a demonstration of the Vuzix M300 and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.  On day two of the event, Vuzix will host a hands-on workshop for industry executives – “A Practitioner’s Guide to Smart Glasses and AR” – focused on leveraging the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and IIoP (Industrial Internet of People) and how to get started quickly in your organization, while driving significant ROI.

Industry 4.0 ThinkTank brings together thought leaders and decision makers from a wide variety of global organizations.  “It’s an honor for me to represent Vuzix as master of ceremonies, as well as our customers as we highlight their deployments and industry case studies utilizing Vuzix devices.  As the fourth industrial revolution gains momentum, we’re just beginning to scratch the surface on the tremendous value that can be unlocked in industry and field operations when the IIoT and IIoP are enabled with technologies like Blockchain, AR, AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning.  The trick is to find ways to move fast, before your competitors seize the opportunity,” said Paul Boris, COO of Vuzix.  

About Industry 4.0 ThinkTank

The Industry 4.0 ThinkTank event brings together provocative thinkers, industry leaders and experts in various fields to get organizations ready for the next industrial revolution.  Attendees can discuss with industry specialists better ways to optimize the transition towards the next generation of manufacturing.  The Industry 4.0 ThinkTank is about embracing the technology, seizing market opportunities and discovering the future of your company in a different way, with smarter than ever manufacturing.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2018 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to Industry 4.0 ThinkTank as well as the Company’s leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should” and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company’s beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Axiom Cyber Solutions LLC, a leading provider of hardware and software for cybersecurity protection of small- and mid-sized businesses, announced today a strategic equity investment in the company by Entourage Investment Group LLC. Jon C. Wolfe, the Chairman, CEO and President of Entourage Investment Group, joins Axiom as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The equity investment by Entourage will be used to deliver Axiom’s Polymorphic Cyber Defense Systems® to market and to build increased awareness of Axiom’s unique solutions for business cybersecurity.

Axiom’s Polymorphic Cyber Defense System® combines a next-generation firewall managed by experts and monitored 24×7 along with Axiom’s SecureAmerica Threat Defense Platform® of human-guided artificial intelligence that provides continuous updates from multiple open and closed sources of threat intelligence.

It is described as “polymorphic” because it responds to constantly changing and evolving threats and vulnerabilities in cybersecurity. Axiom’s Polymorphic Cyber Defense System® rapidly delivers a broad spectrum of updates to system components to stay ahead of hackers, attackers, and previously unrecognized vulnerabilities.

Troy Wilkinson and Shannon Wilkinson founded Axiom in 2015 with the vision of creating automated and intelligent cybersecurity solutions. The founders, described by Wolfe as “incomparable talent and industry leaders,” retain a significant interest in the company.

A year after its launch, Axiom was recognized by Enterprise Security Magazine as a Top 10 Managed Firewall Service Provider. The company received the Nevada Business Magazine Family Owned Business Whippersnapper award in 2017.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the partnership with Entourage,” said Wilkinson, who serves as CEO of Axiom Cyber Solutions. “Having the financial support and strategic expertise of Jon Wolfe as our Chairman and Entourage as our business partner will enable us to expand our ability to bring unique, innovative, automated and intelligent cybersecurity solutions to market.”

Wolfe succeeds Michael McClernon as Chairman of Axiom.

“I am very pleased to turn over Board Chairmanship of Axiom Cyber Solutions to Jon,” said McClernon. “He brings a wealth of experience in strategic development and scalability to Axiom, and we look forward to accelerated growth under his Chairmanship. Axiom’s growth is a testament to the perseverance of Troy and Shannon Wilkinson and the rest of the team at Axiom, and the quality and unique nature of Axiom’s cyber protection.”

“Cyber attackers loom in all areas of the business environment, attacking large and small organizations in both the public and private sectors,” said Wolfe. “This requires cybersecurity defenses that identify the threats and repel them instantaneously. Axiom Cyber Solutions provides just that.” “Our investment in Axiom brings with it the incomparable talent of Axioms founders, Troy and Shannon,” continued Wolfe. “Our combined talents and unmatched products will allow us to offer our customers the very best security at the very best price.”

Wolfe said Axiom will bring a host of new products and solutions to market during 2018.


Entourage Investment Group, LLC (EIG) and its related subsidiaries engage in diverse entertainment & lifestyle investment, management, marketing and production business activities. The company was founded by Jon C. Wolfe, a business leader, investor, and philanthropist who serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.


Axiom Cyber Solutions has developed a holistic, polymorphic cyber defense system called the SecureAmerica Threat Defense Platform® that includes a next-generation firewall, managed by experts, monitored 24×7, and continuous updates to keep its clients one step ahead of the hackers. While focused on the small-to-medium business market, Axiom has solutions that fit the smallest to largest of enterprises from a one-person at home business to companies that have thousands of concurrent users on their systems daily.


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The Abbi Agency
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Entourage Investment Group, LLC
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Axiom Cyber Solutions
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SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pyramart (pronounced PEER-a-mart) announces the latest version of their disruptive data warehousing technology which makes data warehousing and data mart creation and maintenance fast and easy.

“We’re doing for the data warehousing industry what Henry Ford did for the automobile industry,” proclaims Pyramart founder Dan Bruns. “The days of manual, slow-to-market and expensive data warehouses are over.”

Pyramart’s revolutionary new “Artificial Intelligence Data Warehouse” (AIDW) makes data management chores much easier to handle: all the hard data warehousing work is done automatically by the Pyramart Intelligence Engine. All a user has to do is tell Pyramart about their source data and how they want it to be aggregated and Pyramart takes care of the rest. It is a “Soup-to-Nuts Data Management Platform” handling the creation and maintenance of data warehousing tables, data import and ETL chores, exporting data, and much more, all built using Data Warehousing best practices. Creating “360 degree views” of customers has never been easier or faster.

Pyramart is an application layer that natively works with the most popular database software platforms, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, Netezza, or Big Data. It is not a reporting tool; rather, Pyramart’s specialty is in creating a solid data warehousing foundation from which users can build any report, campaign or analysis from any CRM, Marketing Automation, reporting, or analysis tool.

If a data warehouse already exists in an enterprise, Pyramart can be used to quickly develop department-specific data marts for groups such as Marketing. If businesses don’t already have a data warehouse, Pyramart is an excellent solution because users don’t need specialized data warehousing knowledge.

Plus, Pyramart includes powerful workflow capabilities which allow IT organizations to enable their data-savvy business users to manage their own data, yet still be in control of what makes it in to the data warehouse. In addition, Pyramart includes hundreds of syntax and data quality checks to lessen the possibility of user-caused Armageddon and allow IT personnel to sleep better at night.

Use cases for Pyramart abound, from Marketing Automation to aggregation of data from security appliances or other hardware and infrastructure. Anywhere data from disparate data sources needs to be aggregated in to a data warehouse or data mart, Pyramart is there.

For more information, check out the Pyramart website at www.pyramart.com, or contact Lisa Spears at 801-499-1316, 189670@email4pr.com

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FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A survey created by DCL and DITA Strategies polled training and learning professionals and the results show that while the demand for training content is rising, the pace of updating the format for that content in order to best drive business is lagging behind.

DCL is a smart content services provider with extraordinary depth of experience in making the most of content across industries and DITA Strategies is an information architecture development company; together they are uniquely qualified to not only field a survey of this kind, but to also offer solutions to the challenges highlighted in it. The 20-question survey revealed business-driving insights across a wide swath of topics, including the pain points of creating training content, the delivery methods and formats of the training, and much more.

Notably, training and learning materials are still being created and delivered in traditional, unstructured formats like PDF, PowerPoint and Word. For instance, 66.14 percent said they create their training materials in MS PowerPoint, with 50.39 percent using PDF, and 48.82 percent using MS Word. The top delivery methods indicated are: Slide Presentations (68.50 percent), Printed Materials (63.78 percent), Online Courses (62.99 percent), and PDF (53.54 percent). Even further, when asked, “On what devices is your training delivered?” – 92.13 percent said Desktop.

This continued use of formats with low discoverability and limited platforms paint a picture of an industry struggling when it comes to the format and delivery of their content. The impact: training professionals are not prepared to take advantage of the technologies that serve today’s expanding needs. Print-based or unstructured content in, say, MS Word or PowerPoint does not easily transfer in this age of mobile and emerging delivery methods. “Leveraging a structured single source for learning content is the key to keeping the content up-to-date and delivering effective learning experiences on multiple platforms,” said Amber Swope, DITA Specialist at DITA Strategies.

Other responses show a cognitive disconnect within the industry, most notably in a recognition of higher demand paired with a lack of the updates needed to best meet that demand. For instance, the question “How would you rate the demand for training content in your organization in the past year?” showed that almost half (49.61 percent) of respondents said demand has gone up. Meeting that demand is challenging, as seen in the responses to, “What are your greatest challenges in developing and delivering training content today?” Some top challenges cited were “out of date information” (51.01 percent), “maintenance” (49.66 percent), “reduced budgets” (41.61 percent), and “lack of analytics for measuring the effectiveness of training” (41.61 percent).

“The survey shows clearly that training material requirements are expanding rapidly. Increased product complexity, translation for a global economy, the desire to reduce involvement for customer service personnel, mobile, artificial intelligence, 24/7 access, accessibility to the disabled – these all contribute to the need for better training materials,” said Mark Gross, President of DCL. “These materials should be suitable for multiple uses, and capable of rapid update. The solutions revolve around automation, but require turning our traditional learning materials into structured modules such as DITA, which can be adapted, updated, translated, and reused across the many platforms people use to learn.”

About DCL
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL) (dclab.com) has been helping organizations transform their content to smarter formats for over 35 years. DCL’s services include automating XML & HTML conversion, metadata enrichment and web scraping using the latest innovations in machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) technology. DCL helps organize content for modern technologies and platforms.

About DITA Strategies
DITA Strategies is an information architecture development company focused on creating opportunity by enabling their clients to deliver exceptional content experiences.

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