MeasureUp Grows 16% In First Half Of The Year Despite COVID-19 And Improves Forecasts For The Second Half

SEVILLE, Spain, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MeasureUp, a world leader in practice tests and assessments for ICT sector certifications and official provider of large multinationals such as Microsoft, Cisco or VMWare, achieved a 16% growth in the first half of 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis and has improved its forecasts for the second part of the year.

This good performance by the company, which belongs to the Andalusian multinational Media Interactiva, is due, among other factors, to the improvements made in recent months.

Among these, it is worth mentioning that MeasureUp has not only included the identification of technology skills according to manufacturers, but also according to the professions in which a person wishes to train for, technology screening and levels of certification, in an era in which technology-related jobs are increasingly in demand.

Any user can in this way gain access from the company’s website to the path with the necessary skills, organized by levels, to train as a Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Developer, DevOps Engineer, Functional Consultant, Security Engineer, Solution Architect, Network Engineer, Network Analyst, System Administrator, Linux Administrator, Cybersecurity Analyst or Project Manager, among others.

With these learning paths, MeasureUp has responded to user demand and the trends of large manufacturers, such as Microsoft, which are increasingly looking for role-based paths.

Other improvements also implemented during the first half of the year include the opening of new markets, especially in European countries; the optimization of user website experience and improved conversion supported by marketing automation technologies and analysis solutions.

Media Interactiva CEO, Sam Brocal, points out, “The coronavirus has been a surprise for everyone, which must be overcome, from a business point of view, with new actions aimed at our customers.” He thus suggests the need for companies to be able to react, as Media Interactiva  has done, because waiting for the situation to change can be a fundamental mistake. Companies need to adjust what they do, and how they do it. 

Jesús Sierra, Media Interactiva  Chief Marketing Officer, points out, “The COVID-19 crisis has had a negative impact at all levels, but the Media Interactiva group has a great advantage in this respect in that all its lines of business are perfectly adapted to the digital environment.” 

Half a million visitors

Thanks to this capacity to react, MeasureUp had over 500,000 visitors to its website in the first half of the year, slightly more than the figure recorded for the same period in 2019, and it has marketed its products in over 100 countries (102) on all five continents. The top ten countries are the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Finland, Spain, Germany, France and Sweden.

As for the age groups of its users, the most numerous group is made up of young people between 25 and 34 years of age, being almost 35% of the total; followed by people between 35 and 44 years of age (32%) and young men and women between 18 and 24 years of age, who make up the profile preparing for their first incursion into the world of work and who make up more than 16% of the total. One striking detail from the data is that 4% of people over 65 are interested in digital skills.

As for gender, 77% of users in the first half of the year were men and 23% women.

One of the greatest efforts made by MeasureUp is the constant updating of content to adapt to technology changes at large companies such as Microsoft – where it is the exclusive provider of practice tests, Amazon Web Services (AWS); Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, PMI or VMWare, among others. 41 titles have thus been added to the training offer in the first half of this year, including new features and updates. Thanks to this effort and its cutting-edge learning methodologies, MeasureUp can offer guaranteed success in the official certification exam as one of its benefits to customers.

The most in demand technologies in the first half of this year featured those related to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Teams, technologies that have been widely used during this boom period of teleworking caused by the COVID-19. Along with these, the trends continue to be Azure technologies (Cloud-related), Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

New features for the second half of the year: Pedagoo and Bundles

Looking ahead to the second half of the year, the company’s prospects look good, in line with the performance of recent months, and it plans to introduce several new items. One of the most important milestones will be the marketing of Pedagoo, the technology platform focused on training assessment from the Media Interactiva Group that supports MeasureUp practice tests, in the B2B market. Companies interested in developing their own training solutions will therefore be able to use Pedagoo to do so with the guaranteed quality and success offered by this platform. Pedagoo currently provides services to companies, educational establishments or human resources areas, among others, that benefit from its own training assessment methodology.

Other new features in the second half of the year will focus on improving user experience from a technological point of view and others will focus on making it as easy as possible to choose training titles. Learning paths or bundles will therefore be marketed; packages in which users can acquire all the training they need to qualify for a certain position. This is another step in the role-based profiles already offered through the website.

Practice tests

MeasureUp titles are practice tests, i.e. training assessment tools in which students learn while assessing their skills. They can in addition be used in two ways: in certification mode, with very similar conditions to those in the exam, or in practice mode, with the possibility of gathering explanations of the correct and incorrect answer choices and focusing on those aspects that need reinforcement.

In addition to the tests, MeasureUp included assessments in 2020, a new tool that includes the main fundamentals of the exam, allowing the student to measure their level of knowledge about the certification in question and, if they are not sufficiently prepared, to proceed to purchase a practice test.

In addition to these training methods, MeasureUp has begun to market two other solutions from its website this year: on the one hand, virtual laboratories – thanks to the alliance with the company Learn On Demand Systems – which provide a virtual recreation of the technological environment a person will face at work and, on the other hand, Video Training from the company ITProTV, which allow you to learn ICT skills as if you were in a classroom, with 4,000 hours of training video content.

About Media Interactiva

Media Interactiva, owner of MeasureUp, is a leading business group in technology and educational content, with headquarters in Tomares (Seville), training more than 400,000 people around the world every year in digital skills, from digital literacy at school to training in the latest software developments demanded by ICT professionals.

The importance of Media Interactiva has been recognized with its inclusion in the Financial Times FT 1000 ranking, which includes the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe, considering those that have achieved the highest percentage of revenue growth between 2013 and 2016. In 2019, it was also distinguished with the Global Healthy Workplace Awards, granted by the Human Resources Health Observatory (WHO), and finalist for the CEAJE award in the internationalization category. It has in addition achieved ISO-20000 certification, which proves the quality of its information technology (IT) service management.

More information:

www.measureup.com 
www.mediainteractiva.com 
https://twitter.com/Med_Interactiva 
https://www.facebook.com/mediainteractiva 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/media-interactiva/ 
https://www.instagram.com/media_interactiva/

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Valkyrie and Actuarial Risk Management Establish Strategic Alliance to Elevate its Actuarial Service Offerings through Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Valkyrie, a science-driven consulting firm that solves organizational and global challenges through AI and machine learning, and Actuarial Risk Management (ARM), a full-service global actuarial consultancy, today announced that they have formed a strategic alliance. ARM and Valkyrie’s collaboration brings actuaries and data scientists together for a first-of-its-kind advisory team built to penetrate data using advanced learning capabilities, offering customers a competitive advantage and a better means of assessing risk.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, risk management has become an increasingly important priority for businesses worldwide as they look to protect their employees, estimate impact and avoid serious financial losses. Austin companies Valkyrie and ARM will jointly offer clients a new view toward data forensics and predictive analytics that are informed by an actuarial perspective and coupled with data scientist-led bespoke models.

“This new alliance strengthens our worldwide market presence by combining ARM’s strong actuarial team with Valkyrie’s deep knowledge of data science and machine learning,” said Corwin (Cory) Zass, Founder and Principal at ARM, who recently spoke in a webinar about machine learning and the future impact COVID-19 will have on the life markets. “ARM’s focus on the future of actuarial consulting is the driving force behind our desire to join forces with other progressive, leading-edge companies with complementary skill sets.”

“This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with ARM and find new and innovative ways data and science can solve business problems and create actuarial solutions,” said Charlie Burgoyne, Founder and CEO at Valkyrie. “Together we can help businesses manage their risk more efficiently and increase revenue.”

For more information about Valkyrie and ARM, visit their websites at www.valkyrie.ai and www.actrisk.com.

About ARM:
Formed in 2006, Actuarial Risk Management, Ltd. (ARM) is an independent member of the BDO Alliance and a strategic advisory and audit support partner to several Top 30 accounting firms and their respective clients. The Austin-based full-service actuarial consultancy continues to build on the business model that breaks-away from the silo mentality and now accounts for over 75 consulting actuaries across the globe. ARM and its team share a single vision: bring highly tenured actuaries to customers without the high costs typically associated with larger consultancies. ARM offers the same services as the larger actuarial consulting firms and covers the same range of specialties across the insurance and self-insurance markets (life, casualty, healthcare), along with the complete gamut of employee benefits – both retirement/pension and wellness. For more Information, visit www.actrisk.com.

About Valkyrie:
Founded in 2017 in Austin, Texas, Valkyrie is a science-driven consulting firm that aims to solve organizational and global challenges through AI and machine learning. Leveraging research and expertise from their team of top data scientists and strategists, Valkyrie develops custom machine learning solutions that help organizations make challenging business decisions, optimize efficiencies, and automate tedious processes. By extracting meaningful insights from proprietary data, Valkyrie can assist organizations of all sizes and industries in cutting costs, increasing revenue, lowering risk and engaging more effectively with their customers. For more information about Valkyrie’s products and services visit www.valkyrie.ai.

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New Rubik’s Official Cube App Solves the World’s Favourite Puzzle

LONDON, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rubik’s has produced the world’s first official app that uses high tech phone camera and artificial intelligence processing to track a real 3D Rubik’s Cube and enhance the on-screen video in real-time, with arrows ‘painted’ on the Cube’s tiles to help teach how to solve it. The app also has audio and visual clues to help solve the real-life popular puzzle and help improve and record solve times.

This is a fabulous example of augmented reality giving real play value and great user experience, a must-have for beginners and Cube enthusiast alike. There is a choice of learning to solve the Cube in either the simplest way possible, which is called the Rubik’s method, or the fastest way, which typically takes just 20 moves.

And if this was not enough, the new Rubik’s Official App, available initially on IOS, also includes games with a virtual Cube, so you can learn and have fun simply by swiping a finger, even if you don’t own the twisty Cube. You can select your choice of game from Rubik’s Mini (2×2) or the original Rubik’s Cube (3×3), to the more challenging Rubik’s Master (4×4) or the Rubik’s Professor (5×5). The app will also allow you to keep track of your solving times and allow you to share the information digitally.

Christoph Bettin, the CEO for Rubik’s Brand, said, “The Cube has fascinated fans for four decades and I’m the first to admit that the puzzle can be challenging. Research supports the view that solving a Cube links brilliantly with the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and this high-tech app captures this, while creating fun and excitement.”

Rubik’s Official App

Link to Rubik’s Official App on IOS App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/rubiks-official-cube/id1504482335
Free to download, with no pay-to-solve and no ad pop-ups.
Age: 4+
Good for understanding science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Improves patience, dexterity and problem-solving.
The 3D virtual Cube runs at 60 frames per second to create a smooth gaming experience but you may notice that it will also drain your phone battery faster than usual.

About Rubik’s

What started out as a puzzle created by Professor Ernő Rubik to teach architectural students has evolved into the world’s most successful single toy, perceived globally as an art form and also an iconic symbol of intelligence and problem solving.

In 1980, the Rubik’s Cube was officially introduced to the world. Now in its 40th anniversary year, nearly half a billion Cubes have been sold to date with 2020 set to be a breakthrough year with over 20 million Rubik’s products expected to be sold globally. Adding to the excitement of the anniversary, Rubik’s has formed several partnerships to create brand new and unique Rubik’s themed products outside of the usual games and puzzles. These include Etch-A-Sketch, The Op, Perplexus, DeKryptic and Marvin’s Magic.

Within the USA, You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube program typically places cubes into the hands of half a million students every year, helping them learn critical STEM and STEAM concepts.

Links:

Rubik’s Official Cube App: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/rubiks-official-cube/id1504482335 
Rubik’s website: https://www.rubiks.com  
Rubik’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/rubiks_official 
Rubik’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubiks_official/ 
Rubik’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RubiksTV 
Rubik’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rubiksofficial

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Manly Tears – New study looks at personality differences between men who cry and those who don’t

MONTREAL, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Walter Cronkite shed tears on live TV the day JFK was assassinated. Ulysses S. Grant was said to have cried upon hearing news of Lincoln’s death. It is likely that few people would dare call these gentleman’s masculinity into question, but the stigma attached to male emotions hinders many of them from showing what they really feel. The stereotype that men who cry are weak, cowardly, and effeminate is not only harmful; it is also false. Research from Queendom.com reveals that men who allow themselves to freely shed tears are not only more adaptable in response to life’s ups and downs, they are also less likely to be diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

Analyzing data from 4,203 men who took the Emotional Intelligence Test, Queendom researchers singled out two groups: men who avoid crying under any circumstances (“Tear-avoiders”), and those who let their tears flow (“Tear-allowers”). Here is how they measured up on different EQ competencies:

  • Not surprisingly, Tear-allowers are much more comfortable expressing their emotions than Tear-avoiders (score of 67 vs. 36, on a scale from 0 to 100). They are also better at handling emotionally intense situations and people (66 vs. 49).
  • Tear-allowers are better at regulating their emotions (score of 66 vs. 52 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They are better at motivating themselves (score of 72 vs. 59 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They are more assertive (score of 67 vs. 36 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They are happier (score of 73 vs. 58 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They are more adaptable in response to change and hardship (score of 68 vs. 55 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They have a stronger sense of self-efficacy (score of 78 vs. 67 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They have higher self-esteem (score of 77 vs. 63 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They have a more positive mindset (score of 73 vs. 62 for Tear-avoiders).
  • They are more resilient (score of 81 vs. 71 for Tear-avoiders).

IN CONTRAST, TEAR-AVOIDERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO…

  • Engage in obsessive rumination (score of 52 vs. 36 for Tear-allowers).
  • Need approval and validation from others (score of 43 vs. 31 for Tear-allowers).
  • Be depressed – 9% have been formally diagnosed, 11% believe that they suffering from depression, but haven’t sought help (vs. 8% and 7% respectively for Tear-allowers)
  • Struggle with anxiety – 11% have been formally diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, 13% think they have one (vs. 8% and 8% respectively for Tear-allowers)

“The fact that emotional repression is unhealthy, for men and women, is undeniable,” explains Dr. Jerabek, president of PsychTests, the parent company of Queendom. “Yet men still fight that internal battle of wanting to show how they feel, but worrying about how it will reflect upon them. It starts with how boys are raised. Seemingly well-intentioned comments like “Boys don’t cry,” “Be a man,” or “Toughen up” not only cause emotional dissonance, they create generation after generation of boys who are overwhelmed with feelings they can’t express. As a result, many men bottle up their feelings with all the emotional and physical effects on their health, and some resort to unhealthy outlets to release emotional pain, which can involve self-medicating, self-harming, or even harming others. Repressed emotions can’t stay repressed for very long.”

“Our study also made one other point very clear: Although men who allow themselves to cry are at a psychological and social advantage over men who don’t, their scores on some EQ competencies were mid-range at best. This indicates that there is still a long way to go when it comes to improving men’s emotional health.”

Want to assess your EQ? Check out our Emotional Intelligence test at: https://www.queendom.com/tests/access_page/index.htm?idRegTest=3978

Professional users, such as HR managers, coaches, and therapists, can request a free demo for this or other assessments from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests AIM Inc.
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.

 

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AnChain.AI and Bitquery Launch First Blockchain Forensics Engine for Commercial Anti-Fraud and AML Investigation

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — AnChain.AI and Bitquery today announced the official roll out of their groundbreaking Compliance Investigation Security Operations (CISO™) real-time investigative platform. CISO is the most powerful and accessible blockchain forensics engine available on the market, combining AnChain.AI’s real-time intelligence and behavior-based machine learning with Bitquery’s Coinpath® technology to enable both enterprise customers and the greater digital asset community to map, trace, and explore complex transactional relationships with its intuitive interface and AI-powered labeling system.

Per the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), money laundering compromises an estimated 2–5% of global GDP and up to $2 Trillion USD annually, of which cryptocurrency is a quickly-growing component. CISO’s streamlined user interface is specifically designed to empower end-to-end investigation of such illicit activity, tracing compromised funds from the point of acquisition, through advanced obfuscation techniques, mixers, and wallet jumps, and to their eventual attempted liquidation. Utilized in the investigation of the 2020 Twitter Hack, crypto-laundering maneuvers utilized by such criminal actors are easily mapped in a matter of minutes, laying bare any attempts to cash out ill-gotten Bitcoin.

“As mainstream adoption brings a wave of new users to the digital asset economy, it is more critical than ever to safeguard the cryptocurrency industry against scams, ransomware, darknet markets, sanctioned individuals, and other forms of illicit activity,” said Victor Fang, CEO & Co-Founder of AnChain.AI. “Cryptocurrencies, a new asset class, is the first protocol layer of the internet that anyone can buy a piece of. A new era that brings a lot of challenges and trust issues between participants of this market. This is the reason we are focusing on delivering and visualizing the only truth, the on-chain truth of each transaction backed by mathematics.” said Dean Karakitsos, CEO & Founder of Bitquery.

Utilizing AI and proprietary machine learning, CISO creates a comprehensive, labelled roadmap of transactional relationships in a matter of minutes, enabling users to identify critical entities in the money-laundering process, detect the participation of whale wallets, and monitor suspicious addresses on a continuous basis with customizable alerts. Each and every address receives a score based on both its full transaction history and predictive analysis of its behavior, signalling the potential for future illicit activity.

Bringing greater transparency to the blockchain is critical to the digital asset ecosystem, and with the introduction of CISO the firms hope to democratize the field of blockchain forensics, putting industry-grade investigative firepower in the hands of the community. Users can sign up for a free trial of the CISO investigative platform at https://anchain.ai/ciso

About AnChain.AI

AnChain.AI is an AI-powered blockchain security company with one mission in mind: to secure and grow the blockchain industry by delivering trust through security and operational visibility. Our team has extensive experience in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and big data. AnChain.AI is continuously securing leading crypto exchanges, protocols, DApps, wallets, custodians, and enterprise with our ecosystem analytics platform. For more info, visit: https://www.anchain.ai

About Bitquery

Bitquery is an API-first product company dedicated to power and solve blockchain data problems using the ground truth, on-chain data. Bitquery extracts and presents valuable data via APIs. These APIs are delivering solutions to multiple verticals like Decentralize Finance (DeFi), DEX Arbitrage Analytics, Crypto Surveillance & Forensics across all major blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Tezos. For more info, visit: https://Bitquery.io

 

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F-Secure and AirTies To Unite Service Providers’ Favorite Security and Smart Wi-Fi Solutions

HELSINKI, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cyber security provider F-Secure, and AirTies, the most widely deployed supplier of managed Wi-Fi solutions to service providers globally, have agreed on a new collaboration to offer their best-in-breed solutions to Internet service providers.

The joint solution will bring together the leader of Smart Wi-Fi and the leading security choice of service providers to manage and enhance Wi-Fi connections and secure the connected home. Specifically, it will combine AirTies’ home Wi-Fi management capabilities with F-Secure SENSE router security to improve Wi-Fi performance in the home and provide enhanced protection and parental controls that safeguard the entire family from malicious web content, hacking, spyware, phishing, and threats to unsecured devices. 

“We’re thrilled by this new strategic collaboration that simply and beautifully weaves together the best Wi-Fi solution with the best connected home security,” said Kristian Järnefelt, Executive Vice President, Consumer Security at F-Secure. “Some service providers want the best-in-class solution but have challenges delivering the services separately. Their stated wish is that they could combine the two. And thanks to our collaboration with AirTies, they can easily offer the best of both worlds, without being locked into any one proprietary system.”

A recent F-Secure survey found that 83% of consumers said that good Wi-Fi coverage and the speed of the connection are important or very important when it comes to selecting a Wi-Fi router.* The next highest consideration is internet security on the router that protects all devices in the home, which 74% of consumers described as important or very important.

“Reliable, fast, Wi-Fi creates loyal consumers,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “Consumers also want to know that their home networks are secure, and they’re trusting service providers to make that happen. By integrating F-Secure SENSE with our software, we will provide exceptional home Wi-Fi performance that can also tackle various threats that can slow down or incapacitate the connected devices in consumers’ homes.”

AirTies empowers service providers to provide the best Wi-Fi experience to their customers while ensuring ISPs maintain control over data, service monitoring, and home networking enhancements. AirTies provides Smart Wi-Fi software for CPE, a cloud-based management platform, Mesh extenders, apps and more to ISPs around the globe. F-Secure SENSE allows service providers to choose how they want to offer the best security and privacy protection for the connected home and offers flexibility in delivering it-on its own, through select apps, or in combination with solutions from other industry leaders.

“Our proven ability to secure the home in combination with leading Internet service providers will give customers a simple way to get a lightning fast broadband connection on every device without sacrificing security,” said Järnefelt.

Additional information about AirTies is at www.AirTies.com, and additional information about F-Secure is at www.f-secure.com.

*Source: F-Secure Survey, April 2020, 11 countries (USA, Japan, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa), 400 respondents per country = 4400 respondents (+25years)

About F-Secure
Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We’re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing the unmatched threat intelligence of hundreds of our industry’s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks, airlines, and enterprises trust our commitment to beating the world’s most potent threats. Together with our network of the top channel partners and over 200 service providers, we’re on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cyber security we all need.

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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About AirTies
Founded in 2004, AirTies is the most widely deployed provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to operators around the globe. The company offers Smart Wi-Fi software, a cloud-based management platform and Mesh extenders. Service providers turn to AirTies for the design, implementation, and ongoing optimization of their customers’ broadband experience. With an installed base of over 30 million homes, AirTies’ customers include: AT&T, Singtel, Sky and many others. More information is available at www.AirTies.com.
 
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Mr. Anil Jaggia, Former CIO, HDFC Bank, joins Cloud4C – a CtrlS Company, as a Strategic Advisor

SINGAPORE and HYDERABAD, India, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Mr. Anil Jaggia, former CIO, HDFC Bank, and a technology veteran has joined Cloud4C – a CtrlS company, as a strategic advisor for the banking practice. He will work closely with the organization’s leadership team with a key focus on enabling large banking transformation projects on Cloud, DevOps, Automation, and aid banks in their digital transformation journey. He is a graduate in management from IIM Ahmedabad and holds an engineering degree from IIT Kanpur. He enjoys strong credentials and brings along over 30 years of rich experience across a wide spectrum of financial services, business and IT strategies.

Earlier, in 2008, Mr. Anil Jaggia – a highly respected and visionary technology leader in the banking sector – had taken over as CIO of HDFC Bank and played a key role in digital transformation of the bank and led it to an enviable leadership position. Some of the key initiatives taken by him at HDFC Bank were around core transformation, data warehouse, Analytics, Digital Banking, Business Continuity, along with additional responsibility to lead a Coordination Council for Financial Inclusion (FI) and Sustainable Livelihood Banking (SLB). Before joining HDFC Bank, he was Chief Operating Officer of Centurion Bank of Punjab Limited, for four years. Before this, Mr. Jaggia worked for over 18 years with Citibank at Chicago, New York, Singapore, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Mr. Anil Jaggia said, “I am happy to join Cloud4C as a Strategic Advisor. The world of banking is now strategically moving from physical banking to contact-less banking. The future is where everything will communicate through internet of things to find and engage customers powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, social technologies, analytics and efficient storage and computing technologies.” He further said, “I am looking forward to actively and closely working with the Cloud4C leadership team to build innovative, new age, collaborative, agile, open, secure, rapidly scalable and regulatory compliant banking technology solutions to help banking sector embrace the digital future.”

Digital banking is the future as banking products and services will be delivered through mobile apps, processed through API, and delivered through all internet channels making virtual banking a reality. Digital Banking worldwide market is projected to reach $500 billion by 2027 with a digital user base of 4 billion. Cloud4C with its presence in 50 locations across 25 countries plans to serve 25,000 banks worldwide through its banking community cloud and other new age banking technology solutions combined with its intelligent cloud managed services. The company today serves 60 of the Fortune 500 global multinationals and 20+ banks globally compliant with regulations such as GDPR in Europe RBI guidelines in India among others.

Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C Services, said, “I am extremely delighted to welcome Mr. Anil Jaggia, a seasoned banking industry veteran who brings deep experience in business-IT alignment, innovation in IT strategies in banking sector. I extend him a warm welcome to the Cloud4C family. He further added, “Mr. Anil will play a key role in shaping our new age technology solutions for the banking sector as banking is becoming embedded and ubiquitous.”

About Cloud4C

Cloud4C is the World’s leading Cloud Managed Services provider and trusted advisor to 4,000 customers in 25 Countries and 50 locations including 60 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals. The company provides cloud (public, private, hybrid) and community cloud services (Banking Community Cloud, SAP Community Cloud), cloud migration on hyperscalers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, end to end intelligent cloud managed services, disaster recovery services, managed security services and helps businesses comply with  stringent data sovereignty laws in respective countries.

The company plans to expand its geographical footprint to 80 countries and 160 locations worldwide in the next 36 to 48 months.

www.cloud4c.com

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Frost & Sullivan: Proliferation of Edge Computing and Testing M2M Solutions to Drive IoT Test and Measurement Market by 2025

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in Test and Measurement in the IoT Market, Forecast to 2025, finds that because of COVID-19 the proliferation of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices will decrease during 2020. This will have a significant impact on the demand for testing equipment that validates their performance (with the exception of equipment for connected health applications). Frost & Sullivan expects growth to rebound by 2021, with revenue ultimately expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% to reach $3.25 billion by 2025, up from $2.40 billion in 2019.

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“5G development for IoT use cases will continue to be important during the pandemic. Given the complex nature of its deployment, there would be a requirement for software-based testing solutions that can test virtualized 5G network slices as well as test broad frequency spectrums,” said Rohan Joy Thomas, Measurement & Instrumentation industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Going forward, understanding the performance of proprietary applications on connected devices outside the enterprise secure network infrastructure is a key challenge that test and measurement companies need to resolve.

“Of all the IoT applications, test and measurement solutions that are used to test M2M applications in the connected home environment are the most dominant, representing 45.7% of all IoT test applications. As the healthcare sector plays a crucial role in combating COVID-19, test and measurement solutions used for connected health applications will experience the highest CAGR of all applications over the forecast period.”

The proliferation of IoT across industries has presented immense growth opportunities for market participants involved in the IoT test and measurement space. Frost & Sullivan recommends that they:

  • Develop solutions that can test high-speed Ethernet interfaces as well as physical entities.
  • Provide over-the-air testing solutions that can test sub-6 gigahertz as well as higher millimeter wave applications.
  • Introduce enhanced software testing capabilities along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity to enhance the portfolio
  • Provide solutions that can regulate the consumption of energy from connected devices operating at narrowband frequencies and low energy levels, thereby increasing the device’s longevity.

Growth Opportunities in Test and Measurement in the IoT Market, Forecast to 2025 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement & Instrumentation research and analysis available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

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Mobile Field Service Management Market in North America Set to Surpass $4 Billion by 2025

Increasing migration towards cloud-based field service management solutions presents immense growth prospects finds Frost & Sullivan

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, North American Mobile Field Service Management Market Continues to Offer Expansion Opportunities: Forecast to 2025, reveals that the mobile field service management (FSM) market in North America is expected to surpass $4 billion by 2025, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate of 17.4%. FSM’s mobility component continues to spur market adoption by expanding its addressable market and introducing new cutting-edge technologies and partnerships to the FSM ecosystem. Although user growth is expected to slow down due to COVID-19, it is likely to recover by 2022 and witness more than two-fold growth over the forecast period.

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“Mobilized FSM solutions enable remote service workers to receive and transmit work-related information and guidance on a real-time basis,” said Jeanine Sterling, Information & Communication Technologies Industry Director at Frost & Sullivan. “Going forward, we expect these solutions to continue to produce impressive hard-dollar results by improving field response times, reducing paperwork, decreasing labor expenses, expediting cash flow, and increasing new sales leads.”

Sterling added: “Users of mobilized FSM solutions are demonstrating an increasing level of interest in cutting-edge technologies as they can offer a differential advantage in highly competitive sectors. For example, the escalating deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the FSM space alongside the integration of mobile FSM solutions with Internet of Things platforms enabling a more proactive and highly-valued approach to both machine maintenance and technician workflows.”

Customers’ increasing migration towards cloud-based FSM solutions versus purchasing on-premise offerings presents immense growth prospects for mobile FSM solutions providers.

  • Vertical-specific solutions will create new revenue streams for FSM solutions providers and their channels.
  • High-powered, low-latency 5G networks can pave the way to a new level of FSM apps and capabilities.
  • Sharpening predictive and proactive field service capabilities will optimize the service experience and increase profitability.
  • Implementing high-touch post-sale communications strategies will uncover and capture incremental sales opportunities.
  • Optimizing FSM solution integration will enhance customer satisfaction, expedite service response intervals, and increase profits.

North American Mobile Field Service Management Market Continues to Offer Expansion Opportunities: Forecast to 2025 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Information & Communication Technologies research and analysis available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

About Frost & Sullivan

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Outreach Extends European Presence with Office in Prague Tech Hotspot

SEATTLE, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Outreach, the number one sales engagement platform, today announced the opening of a new product development center in Prague, Czech Republic, which further extends its footprint in Europe. From its new office in one of Europe’s five growing tech hubs, Outreach will continue to modernize the European sales industry. The company is already the largest sales engagement company in Europe. The opening of the Prague office follows closely on Outreach closing a $50 million funding round and appointing Melissa Fisher as Chief Financial Officer earlier in June.

The opening of Outreach’s Prague office comes six months after Outreach opened its first international office in London. The local team will be led by Tomas Bergl, who is responsible for driving innovation for Outreach’s European operations. Bergl has more than 15 years of experience working on technical challenges and designing cutting-edge collaboration products and services during his time at Microsoft, Skype, and Opera. Bergl joins Outreach’s growing AI team including Abhi Abhishek and Eugene Ho, both Microsoft veterans with extensive experience in AI and communication platforms.

Prague is a natural fit for Outreach – it’s a forward-thinking city, a leader in artificial intelligence research, and it is a place that is full of technical talent,” said Manny Medina, chief executive officer, and co-founder at Outreach. “Tomas brings invaluable experience creating products that bring people together and help them collaborate. His insights and experience will be invaluable as Outreach looks to further expand its footprint in customer engagement.”

“I’m excited to join Outreach and help further develop the technology solutions that are creating and leading the sales engagement category,” said Bergl. “Our Prague-based team plays a crucial role in developing the next generation of artificial intelligence-driven solutions that will define the future of customer engagement. We have some of the best technical talent right here in Prague and I can’t wait to continue building our team.”

Outreach’s fast-paced growth was recognized by Deloitte, receiving the prestigious 2019 Technology Fast 500 award, which ranked Outreach the fourth fastest-growing technology company in North America. Outreach was also named to the 2019 Forbes’ Cloud 100 and LinkedIn’s Top Startups list. Outreach’s great workplace culture was recognized by Inc.’s Best Places to Work, Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Washington.

About Outreach
Outreach is the number one sales engagement platform with the largest customer base and industry-leading usage. Outreach helps companies dramatically increase productivity and drive smarter, more insightful engagement with their customers. The company commissioned a recent Forrester study which highlights how Outreach provides an industry-leading ROI of 387 percent over three years and a payback period of fewer than three months since initial investment. More than 4,500 companies such as Adobe, Tableau, DoorDash, Splunk, DocuSign, and SAP depend on Outreach’s enterprise-scale, unparalleled customer adoption, and robust AI-powered innovation. Outreach is a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington. To learn more, please visit www.outreach.io.

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