Coca-Cola European Partners Signs a Multiyear Agreement with IBM to Accelerate its Strategic Transformation Journey with Hybrid Cloud

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has signed a multiyear agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to accelerate its transformation to an open hybrid cloud environment using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The move is designed to reduce its operational expenses, increase IT resiliency and leverage analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its daily operations to bring enhanced business insights and deliver greater service to its millions of customers.

A key priority for CCEP is to streamline its existing IT infrastructure to create a platform for standardised business processes, data and technology. This will create a springboard from which to leverage data analytics, IoT and AI technologies to provide new insights across its operations to help drive further efficiencies.

As part of the agreement, IBM Services, with its deep industry expertise, will help CCEP transform to a IBM hybrid cloud environment managed by IBM, including the use of IBM public cloud, and several large SAP workloads. IBM will also provide CCEP with a consolidated view and single point of control over its entire IT infrastructure.

Peter Brickley, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “Our successful collaboration with IBM over the last few years has given us the confidence to take the next step in our strategic cloud-first digital transformation. The selection of IBM’s hybrid cloud architecture with Red Hat OpenShift gives us the flexibility to optimize across different public cloud platforms according to our future needs.”

“As businesses shift to cloud, we understand that each industry and client has unique business needs in their cloud adoption journey. IBM is excited to take Coca-Cola European Partners on this next chapter of their cloud journey delivering on an industry-specific solution as they migrate mission critical workloads to the cloud,” said Howard Boville, SVP IBM Cloud. “By selecting IBM for its hybrid cloud environment with decades of industry expertise and experience, CCEP is embarking on a journey towards an open and secure cloud architecture driving greater digital advancement.”

IBM will help CCEP modernize its IT environment by using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to provide an open standard, cost-effective platform. A cornerstone of this transition will be Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s most comprehensive Kubernetes platform, which will allow CCEP to build mission-critical applications once and run them on IBM public cloud . IBM’s Multicloud Management capability will be used to allow the legacy systems, private and public clouds, to be integrated and managed from a single dashboard.

IBM and CCEP began their journey to the Cloud in 2018, when IBM successfully moved one third of CCEP’s enterprise workloads from a dedicated US data centre to the IBM Cloud in Europe.

Red Hat and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

About Coca Cola European Partners
For further information visit: www.cocacolaep.com/

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For further information visit: www.ibm.com/cloud/

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Online Banking Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 20.5 Billion by 2026 – Valuates Reports

BANGALORE, India, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Increased internet penetration among consumers and technology growth are the major factors expected to increase the online banking market size during the forecast period. Furthermore, the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to shift towards online banking, thereby further propelling market growth.

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The global Online Banking market size is projected to reach USD 20.5 Billion by 2026, from USD 9.1 Billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 12.3% during 2020-2026.

The study sheds light on key factors, constraints, opportunities, and a comprehensive impact review from 2020-2026.

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TRENDS INFLUENCING THE ONLINE BANKING MARKET

  • Online bank customer base is on the rise with the growth of internet penetration and smartphone applications around the world. With population growth, logical brick and mortar banks will not be able to provide their ever-increasing customers with skillful service. Online banking advantages such as 24×7 operation, quick click-through registration, and comprehensive online banking details such as e-statements, time and date of all purchases, loans, and credit card payments. The advantage offered by online banking has increased its adoption and, in turn, is expected to increase the online banking market size during the forecast period.
  • Factors such as convenience for the customer and better interest rates offered by online banking is expected to increase the online banking market size during the forecast period.
  • The growth in the e-commerce industry is further expected to fuel the online banking market size.
  • Banks embrace technology to reduce operating costs and remain competitive in the marketplace. It helps banks retain their clients by offering an enhanced customer experience and personalized services at lower costs. The online banking market is expected to grow rapidly due to increased adoption by banks.
  • However, the growing threat of cyber-attacks could hamper the adoption of digital banking. Fending off cyber-attacks is one of the biggest challenges banks around the globe face, considering the sensitive nature of the customer information they possess.

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ONLINE BANKING MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS

  • Based on the type, the retail banking segment held the largest online banking market share during the forecast period.
  • Based on the region, the European region is expected to hold the largest online banking market share. North America closely follows it.
  • Due to the increase in internet penetration, mobile use, and higher population size, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market later in the analysis period. Asia-Pacific is also expected to experience the highest growth rate due to the presence of emerging countries like China and Japan.

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The Key Players Covered In This Study

  • ACI
  • Microsoft
  • Fiserv
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Cor Financial Solutions
  • Oracle
  • Temenos
  • Rockall Technologies
  • EdgeVerve Systems
  • Capital Banking
  • CGI

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

  • Retail Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Investment Banking

Market segment by Application, split into

  • Payments
  • Processing Services
  • Customer and Channel Management
  • Risk Management
  • Others

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers

  • North America
  • Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • India
  • Central & South America

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  • Digital Banking Market Report

In 2018, the global Digital Banking market size was 5.180 Billion USD, and it is expected to reach 16.200 Billion USD by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 15.3% during 2019-2025.

This study focuses on the global digital banking market size, future projections, prospects for growth, key markets, and key players. The study aims to present the development of Digital Banking in the United States, Europe, and China. 

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  • Internet Banking Market Report

Convenience to the customer, lower interest rates, and a technologically advanced interface are the major factors that are expected to drive the growth of Internet Banking Market size during the forecast period. However, the high-security risk of data could hamper market growth.

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  • Retail Banking Market Report

The Retail Banking Market report studies the market size by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018, and forecast data 2019-2025.

This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors, and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

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  • Investment Banking Market Report

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  • Payments Market Report

The Global Payments market size is expected to reach 2 Trillion USD by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 7.83% during 2019-2025.

The Payments Market report focuses on market size, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players. The study objectives are to present Payment development in the United States, Europe, and China.

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  • Risk Management Market Report

The global risk management market size was valued at USD 6,258.40 million in 2018, and the market forecast is projected to reach USD 18,504.22 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.6% from 2019 to 2026.

Developments in the IoT landscape and a rise in the adoption of risk management financial institutions fuel market growth. The increase in demand from developing economies and the integration of artificial intelligence into risk management is expected to provide important opportunities for the growth of the risk management market during the forecast period.

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  • Online Payments Services Market Report

The Online Payments Services Market report studies the Online Payments Services market size by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018, and forecast data 2019-2025.

This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors, and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

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University of Kentucky Selects Salesforce’s Work.com to Help Bring Students, Faculty, and Staff Back to Campus Safely

SAN FRANCISCO and LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced the University of Kentucky, the largest public research university in the state, will deploy Salesforce’s Work.com to help it safely welcome back students, faculty, and staff to its campus on August 17. Work.com includes technology for emergency response management; manual contact tracing; health and wellness assessments; shift scheduling; and a Command Center dashboard that captures all relevant data to help organizations reopen safely.

Since 2017, the University of Kentucky has used Salesforce.org Education Cloud to connect all of its departments on a single platform to deliver connected experiences and real-time communications to students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. With Education Cloud, the University of Kentucky was able to quickly pivot to address the emerging pandemic, beginning with a university-wide wellness outreach campaign in March when it contacted all 30,000 students via phone to check in on their mental health and wellness, and share additional resources.

Also in March, the University of Kentucky began to assess how it could safely and effectively bring its community back to campus this coming fall semester. It quickly assembled a cross-departmental team comprising 500 faculty, staff, and students who worked extensively over three months to create a comprehensive return-to-campus framework, outlined in its Playbook for Reinvented Operations. To execute this strategy and manage its return to campus, the university will implement Work.com solutions that will enable it to:

  • Conduct daily wellness assessments and symptom checks of its entire student body, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus this fall
  • Manage, triage, and track initial testing and contact tracing operations
  • View data and insights from its community in the Command Center to assess campus readiness and rapidly respond to changing conditions
  • Implement a faster and more accurate emergency response with manual contract tracing
  • Listen to and generate feedback from its community of 50,000 parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff through surveys, and share real-time information through personalized communications at scale

Comments on the News
“Our investment in Salesforce’s solutions is more than a crisis response—it’s an investment to come out on the other side of the pandemic stronger and show our community how deeply we care about them,” said University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto. “We are using Salesforce’s Work.com solutions as a springboard for a healthier community, supporting student mental health and well-being, and preparing our university to handle any number of future scenarios.”

“Reopening will be a different journey for every higher education institution across the U.S.,” said Rob Acker, CEO of Salesforce.org. “Having a comprehensive framework and agile infrastructure in place are critical to not only returning to campus safely, but to retaining student community culture. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the University of Kentucky to reimagine and deliver the future campus experience with Salesforce’s Work.com technology.”

About Salesforce
Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360-degree view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.   

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

About University of Kentucky
Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky (UK) is a public research university in Lexington with more than 30,000 students and 8,500 faculty. UK’s mission is to serve as not simply the University of Kentucky but the University for Kentucky by fostering a community of belonging, delivering academic excellence, and creating a safe, best-in-class learning environment for its students, faculty, and staff. UK has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best employers and one of the best employers for diversity, and among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ inclusion and safety. UK is also ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures and UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. 

 

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Salesforce and CVS Health Combine COVID-19 Return to Work and Campus Solutions to Help Customers Responsibly Reopen

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced a strategic relationship with CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) that will allow customers to use each company’s COVID-19 return to work and campus solutions together, as they transition employees and students back to worksite and campus locations. The offering will enable customers to use Salesforce Work.com workplace management capabilities, including wellness monitoring and manual contact tracing solutions, informed by CVS Health’s Return Ready, a flexible COVID-19 testing solution, to support comprehensive reopening strategies for customers and their stakeholders.

Both companies launched separate solutions to help organizations strengthen their response to COVID-19. Salesforce created Work.com, a suite of applications and advisory resources, to help businesses reopen their workplaces while prioritizing the health of their stakeholders. CVS Health launched Return Ready, providing organizations with the flexibility of choosing from multiple COVID-19 testing options—from testing with licensed professionals onsite at the workplace to testing at one of the more than 1,800 CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations.

“While COVID-19 testing is an important tool to responsibly reopen worksite and campus locations, a comprehensive strategy requires wellness monitoring and contact tracing to help prevent an onsite outbreak and spread of the virus,” said Troyen Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “While there are a lot of COVID-19 tools hitting the market, the Work.com capabilities use the latest science and technology, and we believe together, with our Return Ready testing solution and clinical protocols, we can help our customers activate a comprehensive plan to return and maintain critical populations onsite.”

Complementary Services Enable Integrated Process
Salesforce and CVS Health are providing complementary return to work and campus solutions through a data and workflow model that can be integrated in one centralized place when enabled by customers using the Work.com Workplace Command Center. Customers that adopt the solutions provided by both companies:

  • Wellness Monitoring: Salesforce’s survey tool helps organizations monitor and assess their personnel’s health and wellness. When personnel are identified as eligible for testing, they will receive an email with additional information about how and where to complete testing.
  • COVID-19 Testing: CVS Health’s testing solution, guided by clinical consultation, allows organizations to develop a customized testing strategy by letting those organizations choose who, how and where to test individuals returning to worksite and campus locations; and integrates online test scheduling and testing results notification capabilities for enhanced user experience.
  • Reporting: COVID-19 test results that are sponsored by an organization will be shared with that organization by CVS Health, with authorization from the patient or patient’s representative, and with alerts for positive results and state and federal reporting of test results as required. Organizations can then view data securely in Salesforce Work.com to manage risk and assess an organization’s current reopening status in three key areas: personnel, spaces and policies.
  • Contact Tracing: When individuals have a positive test result, Salesforce’s manual contact tracing solution can facilitate notifications to those who may have been exposed and identify possible points of transmission, such as colleagues the individual may have come into contact with. Those exposed are notified and receive an email with additional information about how and where to complete testing, either onsite or at a CVS Pharmacy drive-thru testing location based on the organization’s own testing strategy.
  • Shift Management: Built directly into Work.com, organizations can monitor facility preparedness and manage shift schedules to determine how to safely adjust or resume business operations. Organizations can better balance workplace coverage and employee availability while creating new capacity models designed to help enable a safe return to work by adjusting office density.

“Testing and manual contact tracing are key factors for organizations to reopen their shared locations and other shared spaces safely,” said Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, Chief Medical Officer at Salesforce. “Together, Salesforce and CVS Health are able to help organizations access solutions and services to help decrease the risks that individuals face as they transition back to their worksite and campus locations.”

To get information and have a Salesforce representative reach out to you about the Salesforce and CVS Health offering, please complete this form.

Additional Resources

  • Tune into Salesforce Live: Your Roadmap to Recovery and Growth on Wednesday, August 12 to hear from Salesforce and CVS Health Chief Medical Officers about the new combined offerings. Register here.
  • For more information from Salesforce about Work.com, click here.
  • For more information from Salesforce about Work.com for Schools and how to reopen your institutions safely, click here.
  • For more information about CVS Health’s Return ReadySM for the workplace, click here.

About Salesforce
Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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Knowre Math Announced Launch Of "Ready? Check. Go!" To Help Teachers Identify And Fill Learning Gaps Related To COVID-19

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Knowre Math, which was named the 2020 EdTech Digest EdTech Award Winner for Math Solution and a 2020 SIIA CODiE Finalist for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education, today announced the launch of “Ready? Check. Go!” Ready? Check. Go! aids educators grappling with the difficulties and uncertainties related to COVID-19 learning loss and further Knowre’s mission of enhancing and supporting learning through education technologies to personalize learning for all students.

Knowre Math’s fundamental premise is to discover unique learning gaps in students and to personalize learning to fill those gaps. Ready? Check. Go! supports that endeavor by providing teachers with an accurate picture of a student’s readiness coming into a new school year. Educators are able to immediately deliver Ready? Check. Go! to an entire classroom, and subsequently provide personalized remediation to each individual student. Teachers are also able to see an algorithmically generated readiness scale with actionable insights into student performance.

“As a former teacher, I understand how difficult the beginning of the school year can be for educators,” said Michele Heim, Director of US Content and Curriculum Design at Knowre Math. “COVID-19 and the uncertainties that the pandemic brings to education only amplifies that struggle. Ready? Check. Go! is an easy and helpful way for teachers to start the new year off strong.”

Paul Ward, Director of School District Partnerships, added, “Ready? Check. Go! rounds out Knowre Math’s existing value-add to schools and districts, joining our unique Walk Me Through and algorithmically personalized Targeted 10 assignments to support all students, teachers and administrators.”

Schools and districts can use Knowre Math and Ready? Check. Go! for free for 30-days to effectively personalize learning and cultivate student readiness during the critical back-to-school time period.

About Knowre:
Knowre is an education technology company focused on delivering personalized learning to students around the globe. Knowre’s proprietary artificial intelligence technologies use deep-learning to identify individual student learning gaps, algorithmically generate curricula and deliver interactive, scaffolded support to fill those gaps. The beautifully designed, engaging, and fun digital environment enhances student learning, while educators receive comprehensive and actionable data via the Teacher Dashboard. Knowre partners with schools, private education companies, and other corporations around the world with the goal of helping students reach their full potential.

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Unisys Named a Leader in Advanced Digital Workplace Services by NelsonHall for Third Consecutive Year

BLUE BELL, Pa., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that NelsonHall has named the company as an overall market segment leader in the Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) Vendor Evaluation for Advanced Digital Workplace Services report for the third consecutive year.

NelsonHall’s digital workplace services market analysis provides a view of how vendors are evolving their build and run service offerings and capabilities, including future initiatives planned for enhancing them. The July 2020 report measures the performance of 18 major service providers. The scoring of vendors focused on their abilities to deliver immediate benefit to clients and meet their clients’ future requirements. The assessment is partly based on feedback obtained from interviewing the service providers’ clients themselves. 

The Unisys suite of Digital Workplace Services (DWS) enables clients to transform their business processes, services and productivity using cloud-based, mobile-centric solutions that facilitate greater innovation and productivity while reducing IT costs. At the core of these services that enable an easy, frictionless, connected workplace for excellent customer experiences is the Unisys InteliServe™ platform. InteliServe is powered by conversational artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation, transforming the traditional workplace into an intelligent connected workplace that delivers a frictionless user experience and superior field services.

“Unisys is expanding InteliServe as the platform for entire DWS (AI, automation and analytics), and developing supporting use cases (i.e., onboarding and offboarding for HR),” noted the report. Additional capabilities cited by NelsonHall include Unisys’ expansion of its advisory and SME capabilities in support of digital workplace, its investment in Mobile Device as a Service and Virtual Desktop as a Service.  

NelsonHall also cited security for endpoint management as a strength of Unisys digital workplace services. “Unisys brings all endpoint management together in a single unified service, and where the client requires multiple toolsets, it will hide the complexity by mapping a single holistic policy across all device and management toolsets,” the report said.

“The digital workplace is changing at lightning speed as companies have been forced to surge their remote work options. Continued recognition from NelsonHall validates our approach to delivering innovative digital workplace services to our clients,” said Mickey Davis, global vice president, Digital Workplace Services, Unisys. “This assessment shows the investments we have made at Unisys are helping our clients deliver a robust virtual work experience for remote workers while keeping operations running smoothly to archive business and mission objectives. Furthermore, a great user experience translates directly into positive impacts on employee performance, engagement, retention, and even attraction of new talent.

The NelsonHall NEAT Vendor Evaluation for Advanced Digital Workplace Services can be found on the NelsonHall website.  

About Unisys
Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing. For more information on how Unisys builds better outcomes securely for its clients across the government, financial services and commercial markets, visit www.unisys.com.

About NelsonHall
NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the ‘art of the possible’ in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall’s research is based on rigorous, all-original research, and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis. 

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Hoth Therapeutics Licenses Intellectual Property to Develop Real-time, Breath-Based COVID-19 Mobile Testing Device

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced licensing the intellectual property rights relating to the development of a medical device that has the potential to allow public health professionals to immediately diagnose COVID-19 infection via breath sample and track through a mobile device from the George Washington University (‘GW’).

Dr. Mona E. Zaghloul, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, and her former doctoral student Yangyang Zhao, developed the design of the device, based on prior work of other former students, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to detect and distinguish different species of gas. The device is based on nanotechnology Nanoholes using Plasmonics principles. The surface of the device is covered in a thin sheet of gold that can bind with other molecules, like those of a gas. Once the binding occurs, the wavelength of light bouncing off the surface changes, creating a different color of light. Different gases would cause different shifts in light. The results can be available quickly, and artificial intelligence programs can then classify the molecules that are bound to the surface of the device. The results, including the different classes of the molecules, can then be sent to the cloud by a mobile device, allowing the ability to track the data. 

Dr. Jeanne A. Jordan, PhD, a professor in Epidemiology at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, was instrumental in recognizing the potential diagnostic capabilities of the technology. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, she suggested alterations to the device.  The researchers believe that the modified apparatus, which is as small as a strand of hair, can be coated with a solution designed to bind specifically to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.  This design would allow the virus to bind to the surface, thereby allowing for the detection of an optical change that could immediately be sensed by phone cameras when an infected person’s specimen is applied.

The research by Dr. Zaghloul and Dr. Jordan was funded by a COVID-19 Technology Maturation Grant from GW’s Technology Commercialization Office to accelerate the development of this medical device. The device would allow communities to build trackable real-time databases of infection. People can upload information directly to the cloud.

“These are devices that a public health professional could go out with into the field to administer point-of-care testing, either at a walk-up center or directly in the community,” Dr. Jordan said. “They’re extremely rapid—the turnaround time to having test results is within minutes, and you do the testing right there instead of having to send your sample to a large commercial laboratory with a massive backlog. That would allow these professionals to say immediately if someone needs to be quarantined, and to get the names of their contacts so they can start contact tracing.”

Mr. Robb Knie, Chief Executive Officer of Hoth, stated, “The immediate diagnosis and ongoing tracking of COVID-19 is a critical initiative towards mitigating the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  This device which is under development would allow users to conduct widespread testing and provide instantaneous results through the administration of a breath sample and tracking through a mobile device. Securing the rights to this paradigm shifting technology in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic is a significant opportunity for Hoth and its shareholders.  We look forward to working with the team at GW to accelerate the development of this breakthrough technology.”

About Hoth Therapeutics, Inc.
Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new generation therapies for dermatological disorders. Hoth’s pipeline has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from indications including atopic dermatitis, chronic wounds, psoriasis, asthma and acne. Hoth has also recently entered into two different agreements to further the development of two different vaccine prospects to prevent or treat COVID-19. To learn more, please visit www.hoththerapeutics.com.

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Investor Contact:
Email: investorrelations@hoththerapeutics.com 
www.hoththerapeutics.com 
Phone: (678) 570-6791  LR Advisors LLC

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Extreme Networks Announces Investor and User Conference Schedule for August and September 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced its upcoming conference schedule for August and September:

  • Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Virtual Conference
    Stan Kovler, VP Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Available for virtual 1×1 meetings throughout the day
  • BMO 2020 Virtual Technology Summit
    Rémi Thomas, CFO
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    Fireside chat presentation and available for virtual 1×1 meetings throughout the day
  • Jefferies 2020 Semiconductor, IT Hardware & Communications Infrastructure Virtual Summit
    Rémi Thomas, CFO
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Available for virtual 1×1 meetings throughout the day
  • Citi 2020 Global Technology Virtual Conference
    Rémi Thomas, CFO
    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    4:15 PM ET presentation and available for virtual 1×1 meetings throughout the day
  • Extreme Networks Third Annual Connect Virtual User Conference
    Wednesday, September 16 to Thursday, September 17, 2020
    Virtual keynotes, technical breakouts and demos open to registered participants.  Registered investors and analysts will receive additional details for Executive management Q&A sessions in the coming weeks: Register at: https://extremeconnect.co/virtual

Live webcasts from conference presentations will be accessible under Events & Presentations on the Investor Relations section of the Extreme Networks’ website at http://investor.extremenetworks.com and will be archived for at least 30 days following the live presentation.

About Extreme Networks:
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) creates effortless networking experiences that enable all of us to advance. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme’s website or or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Extreme Networks, and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Investor Relations and Press Contacts:

Stan Kovler

Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations

Extreme Networks

919-595-4196

skovler@extremenetworks.com

Christi Nicolacopoulos

Director, External Communications

Extreme Networks

603-952-5005

cnicolacopoulos@extremenetworks.com

 

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PAF Offers Free Process Mining Webinar

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug.10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Process Analytics Factory (PAF) will offer a free webinar, The GPS for the Autonomous Enterprise, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The live, interactive event will be hosted by Tobias Rother, CEO and founder of PAF, and Jason Wickman, PAF’s executive vice president of North America operations.

PAFnow, the company’s flagship software, enables businesses of all sizes and industries to increase productivity, accelerate throughput and eliminate waste in end-to-end processes by turning data into insights and actions.

“Attendees can expect to learn how process mining can demystify aggregating data into actionable results, which result in real cost savings,” said Rother. “Process Mining is key to the enterprise functioning more efficiently and delivering optimum outcomes.”

The webinar will also explore how Process Mining delivers process improvement by:

  • Making processes more transparent
  • Visualizing multiple tasks
  • Reducing processing time

Advance registration is recommended.

PAFnow is the only Process Mining tool that is fully integrated with Microsoft Power BI, which is used by 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies. With one click, users can visualize millions of rows of data into one easy-to-understand process map. For more information about PAFnow, visit the company’s website at https://pafnow.com.

About PAF
The Process Analytics Factory (PAF) is a leading innovator of global Process Mining software that makes data-intensive work simpler and more efficient in real time. PAF’s flagship software solution, PAFnow, makes Process Mining accessible to companies of all sizes and industries so they can convert data into insights and actions—simply, conveniently and affordably. PAFnow is the only Process Mining tool that is fully integrated with Microsoft Power BI. The company was founded in 2014 and established its North American operations in 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to be at the center of data science and artificial intelligence research. PAF is a self-financed company focused on sustainable growth. Learn more about how PAF is shaping the future of work at https://pafnow.com/en/.

 

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New Leading Edge Security Software Stops Cybercriminals

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Solus Connect and One-Tech have announced the launch of advanced security technologies that eliminate payment vulnerabilities and combat online fraud.

Solus Connect, a leading solutions provider of composite user authentication solutions, deliver high-level security software that eliminates the need for dongles, passwords, PINS and security tokens. Their advanced cybersecurity technology enables bespoke payment transaction and fraud specialist, One-Tech, to offer breakthrough services that provides a progressive solution to vulnerable banking and payment-related activities in the digital landscape.

Consumer behaviour around online banking and digital payments has undergone an unprecedented shift. In turn, material changes have been introduced to improve functional operations and reduce the risk of fraud and other cybercrimes. What’s more, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the adoption of digital-based services and the wider acceptance of contactless service channels.

The partnership with Solus Connect and One-Tech provides solutions that significantly strengthens online security across multiple industries. Solus Connect’s enhanced adaptive risk platform offers a versatile suite of multi-factor authentication capability options and seamlessly integrates artificial intelligence (AI), unobtrusive biometric solutions and behavioral tools.

Speaking about the new partnership, Alan Kwan, CEO of One-Tech, explained that the opportunities extend beyond Asia Pacific as North and Central America are rapidly adopting contactless methods of value exchange. The platform is also multi-industrial as KYC (know your customer) is essential for access into secure facilities such as buildings and is essential when establishing provenance (especially in high value transactions requiring authenticity). The Solus and One Tech alliance allows us to license the agnostic platform to sectors including but not limited to banking, high-risk industries, pharmaceutical, antiquities and building/hotel management.

Matthew Ainscow, CEO of Solus Connect, commented: “Cashless payment options, whether retail, corporate or enterprise, will by and large continue to proliferate on the momentum of speed, simplicity, security and assurance. Traditional mediums to guard against credential theft and fraud loss do not stand up to today’s threat complexities and sophistication. The partnership with One-Tech will bring about an innovative bleeding edge and holistic industry approach to secured transactions in the payments theatre across the regions.”

Solus Connect and One-Tech will be announcing more developments over the coming months. To find out more about the company’s multi-factor authentication solutions, visit: http://www.solusconnect.com

 

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