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CoinAll Lists Fetch.AI and Offers a 350,000 FET Giveaway

HONG KONG, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On March 13th, 2019, CoinAll (www.coinall.com), the famous cryptocurrency exchange, announced the listing of Fetch.AI and will hold a 7-day celebration to give away 350,000 FET tokens. Fetch.AI has gathered a lot of attention of crypto world since their $6 million token sale in 22 seconds on Binance Launchpad.

Fetch.AI is a digital infrastructure provider and data trading platform. The Fetch project is revolutionary with its idea of bringing together machine learning, artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and decentralized ledger technology to create an economic internet.

Among members of Fetch.AI’s leadership team, many were previously involved in DeepMind, a UK-based company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) that was later acquired by Google in 2014.

Katherine Deng, the CoinAll general manager said that the Fetch.AI project has pioneering technology and forward-looking vision, leading in the synchronous promotion of AI and blockchain. CoinAll is proud to cooperate with Fetch.AI and list FET tokens.

The 7-day FET listing celebration includes an individual depositing competition, individual trading competition, team competition, and invitation competition. Mega prizes are awaiting in each game, and the celebration will last from March 13th, 2019 to March 20th.

Crypto’s world’s eyes are on Fetch.AI because Binance successfully conducted a crowdsale for the Fetch.AI tokens on the Binance Launchpad raising $6 million in 22 seconds. CoinAll, as an emerging exchange star, has also reached an in-depth cooperation with Fetch.AI. In addition to the listing of FET tokens, CoinAll will provide a 350,000 FET giveaway for users.

“Technologies like Fetch.AI are disruptive: they act as disintermediation agents in the economy, break down the barriers between centralized entities and opens access to a world powered by decentralized AI,” Humayun Sheikh, CEO and co-founder of Fetch.AI said in an email response to Forbes.

CoinAll is committed to excavating global projects with high quality and potential, with a particular focus on Fetch.AI, Bitex and other eco-friendly infrastructure builders. As a deep strategic partner of OKEx, the world’s top exchange, CoinAll shares OKEx’s world-leading security system, 24-hour global customer service, and transaction liquidity, and is devoted to bringing better projects and trading experience to their 20 million user community.

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CUJO AI Joins RDK Community

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CUJO AI, a network intelligence company delivering revolutionary AI-driven solutions for major network operators in the industry, today announced that it has joined the RDK Community.

The Leading Artificial Intelligence Company. (PRNewsfoto/CUJO AI)

CUJO AI has joined the RDK community to enable its suite of digital network protection applications on the RDK open source platform. Network operators that choose RDK to power their consumer and business broadband gateways will be able to offer their customers additional digital security, parental controls, and privacy protection services from CUJO AI.  

CUJO AI will contribute to the RDK community by participating in software development and implementation of the RDK software stack at network operators worldwide. The company will also contribute open source software to help enhance the services that RDK-enabled network operators can deploy on their networks in a fast and seamless way.

RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT solutions. RDK software resides on the chipsets within the CPE and enables service providers to standardize certain technical functionality. For broadband CPE, RDK provides a common method to manage various functions, such as home-networking and IoT interfaces, device management, diagnostics, and more.

“We look forward to being an active part of the RDK community. Our goal is to protect people’s connected experiences as broadly as possible.  Becoming part of this community is a terrific way to enable broader access to our technology. Together with the RDK open source community, we will manage to bring trust in the connected experience and transform the cybersecurity landscape,” explained Einaras von Gravrock, CEO of CUJO AI.

“CUJO AI is a proven leader in providing AI-driven, network security services for today’s connected homes,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK. “The rise of third-party IoT devices, coupled with service providers’ own smart home services, require new tools to analyze, detect, and address possible threats. As such, we’re delighted to have CUJO AI join the open source RDK community to support our service providers around the globe.”

RDK has been deployed globally on more than 40 million devices. The RDK community is comprised of more than 350 companies including CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers.

Recently, CUJO AI has announced covering more than 325M devices. CUJO AI has been chosen by the world’s largest service providers such as Charter Communications, Comcast and other global leaders to help power the digital protection services offered to their customers.

About CUJO AI

Powered by proprietary Artificial Intelligence models and uniquely built on billions of real-world data points, CUJO AI portfolio of products is designed to gain clear insight on how data moves across networks and digitally protect people and devices, creating a safer smart-living experience in homes, businesses, and connected communities.

Network, mobile and public Wi-Fi operators around the world utilize the CUJO AI portfolio of products to provide their customers with a seamlessly integrated suite of value-added services, covering: advanced connected device identification, real-time network security, privacy protection, and content access control.

World Economic Forum has recognized CUJO AI as a Technology Pioneer 2018. By the research company Gartner the company was listed as a “Vendor to Watch” and a “Cool Vendor in IoT security”. CUJO AI has won the Security Solution of the Year award at the 2018 Glotel Awards. More information about CUJO AI can be found at cujo.com

PR contact for CUJO AI
Eve Masiulyte, press@cujo.com; +1 323-284-7216

 

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CAQH Develops Artificial Intelligence to Improve Provider Directory Accuracy

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CAQH® has developed patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify incorrect healthcare provider data and improve the accuracy of directories without contacting the provider. Health plans can use the findings to improve data quality and decide which office locations and other information about a provider to publish in their directories.

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While the healthcare industry has long grappled with provider data quality issues, beginning in 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began conducting annual reviews of Medicare Advantage online directories. Plans with high percentages of inaccurate directory data are subject to significant fines. CMS has determined that, in some cases, half of the information in directories may be inaccurate, with office locations being particularly problematic.  

“Until today, the best method to verify information has been to make phone calls to the provider, but that option is costly and ineffective,” said Atul Pathiyal, Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy at CAQH. “Applying our AI gives the industry a better, continuous way to address provider directory accuracy.”

The CAQH AI technology draws on information entered by 1.4 million providers in CAQH ProView® and integrates a wealth of data from other sources to train its AI model. Using machine learning, CAQH is continually improving the model’s identification of good and bad data.

By avoiding individual provider outreach when verifying basic information, such as whether a provider sees patients at a given office location, health plans can improve directory accuracy while reducing provider abrasion. Based on data gathered to date, CAQH believes that health plans can save up to $91 million annually, just from reducing provider outreach costs across the industry. The total savings due to data improvements are likely much higher.

Improving provider data accuracy, completeness and timeliness is a focus for CAQH, and AI is one example of how the organization uses leading-edge technology to address industry-wide challenges. In the future, CAQH plans to apply more machine learning, advanced analytics and AI technology to score additional data elements that commonly challenge the industry.

About CAQH

CAQH is the leader in creating initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. Through collaboration and innovation, CAQH accelerates the transformation of business processes, delivering value to providers, patients and health plans. Visit www.caqh.org and follow us on Twitter: @caqh.

 

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71% of U.S. Businesses Plan to Use More AI & ML in 2019

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — New research from Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company, reveals that 71 percent of businesses surveyed in the United States plan to use more artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in their cybersecurity tools this year, although over half (58%) aren’t sure what that technology really does.

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The global report titled, “Knowledge Gaps: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” details that more businesses are leveraging AI/ML tools within cybersecurity, and the perceptions IT professionals have around said tools. Although over one-third (36%) of organizations experienced a damaging cyberattack within the last year, the majority is still extremely confident (83%) they have all the tools they need to successfully defend themselves against criminals using AI/ML-based threats.

While 71 percent of businesses plan to spend more budget on AI/ML tools in 2019, only 49 percent of IT professionals feel extremely comfortable using these tools. This presents a clear disconnect and supports the need for further education, or outsourced support from skilled experts, particularly when 86 percent of IT professionals agree that cybercriminals are also leveraging AI/ML in their attacks.

Explore the Results: Knowledge Gaps: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Key Findings from U.S. Respondents:

  • 86% believe cybercriminals are using AI/ML to attack organizations
  • 76% do not care if their protection uses AI/ML as long as it keeps them safe from cybercriminals
  • Yet 70% say it is very important that cybersecurity advertising mention use of AI or ML
  • 71% of IT professionals report their business plans to use more AI/ML tools in 2019
  • Yet only 49% of IT professionals feel extremely comfortable using AI/ML tools

Key Quote:

Hal Lonas, CTO, Webroot
“AI and ML continue to present a troubling knowledge gap, particularly given the amount of confusing hype in the cybersecurity industry. A company cannot properly defend against advanced AI and ML attacks when less than half of its IT professionals are comfortable using the tools needed to defend against those attacks. To level the playing field, organizations need to partner with vendors that have the historical data and skilled staff required to deliver the highest level of efficacy and automation to their customers. And even though 70 percent of professionals in the survey say it’s very important that vendors mention the use of AI and ML in their advertising, advertisements should be validated by quality data.”

Additional Resources: 

Survey Methodology
Survey respondents were provided by Branded Research Inc., which has an active proprietary global panel of over 2 million respondents. The survey was conducted by LEWIS between November 26 and December 5, 2018, and consisted of an online survey of 37 questions total, requiring approximately 10 minutes. For all survey respondents, LEWIS partners with Imperium to only work with companies who implement their quality control services on their sampling services. Imperium is solely focused on helping companies guarantee data integrity and comply with industry regulations. Survey responses were received from 400 full-time IT professionals at the IT director level and above; 200 of which were from the United States, and 200 from Japan. Respondents represented organizations that had 250 employees or more, and 87 percent were the primary decision makers for cybersecurity tools purchased within their organization. The overall margin of error was 5 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval.

About Webroot
Webroot was the first to harness the cloud and artificial intelligence to protect businesses and individuals against cyber threats. We provide the number one security solution for managed service providers and small businesses, who rely on Webroot for endpoint protection, network protection, and security awareness training. Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services are used by market-leading companies like Cisco, F5 Networks, Citrix, Aruba, Palo Alto Networks, A10 Networks, and more. Leveraging the power of machine learning to protect millions of businesses and individuals, Webroot secures the connected world. Headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across North America, Europe, and Asia. Discover Smarter Cybersecurity® solutions at webroot.com.

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Docebo for Salesforce Supports Continuous Learning Within a Single Environment

TORONTO, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Get the most out of your Salesforce investment and experience seamless AI-powered continuous learning with https://Docebo. The new Docebo for Salesforce extends Salesforce’s reach to support learning across your entire enterprise within a single environment by embedding Docebo directly into Salesforce.

Embed artificial intelligence-powered learning, from onboarding to sales enablement, directly in Salesforce and provide seamless learning opportunities to your dynamic and growing sales, marketing and customer success teams.

“Taking a look at our previous integration with Salesforce and how our customers were using it, we realized that the only true way that they’ll get the most benefits and value out of their investment is by literally embedding every learning aspect that they need to drive their business directly into Salesforce, ” said Mirko Puliafito, Docebo’s Product Director.

Inject Social Learning

Unlike most LMS and Salesforce integrations, which focus specifically on formal learning without any ongoing or experiential capabilities, Docebo for Salesforce fosters a culture of social learning by supporting how people learn in the flow of work.

Easily Train Your Partners and Customers from Your Salesforce Lightning Community

The integration between Docebo and Salesforce includes the support of Docebo in Salesforce Lightning Communities. Use communities to train your customers and your network of partners on your product, set up certification programs and promote informal learning to foster cooperation. Plus, you can use data from Docebo to create and populate Salesforce reports and dashboards.

Get More Insightful Reports and Dashboards

Docebo For Salesforce’s new architecture makes data in reports more precise, enabling you to drill down on the data you need to drive decisions, such as consumption, attendance, completion, and progress. You can replicate analytics for courses, learning plans, webinars, and instructor-led training with relative tracking data in Salesforce to create reports and dashboards on the status of training and correlate them with sales and partner sales performance.

Satisfy Your IT Team’s Security Requirements

The new integration adopts 100% of Salesforce’s own package architecture security mechanism, ensuring complete peace of mind for your IT stakeholders. This package architecture requires our integration to strictly control users, credentials, and access to content by enforcing Salesforce’s own natively-built security mechanism, practices, and controls.

Get Set Up Faster with an Enhanced Synching Mechanism

A completely redesigned architecture makes it easier to configure, evaluate, run a pilot and go live, with far less need for setup work and minimal dependency on dedicated support from Docebo.

Experience continuous learning and enable your teams to achieve their best results. Let’s connect for a demo of Docebo for Salesforce today: https://hubs.ly/H0g-XC_0

About Docebo

Docebo is changing the way people learn with artificial intelligence. While traditional enterprise learning technologies have dictated the way people learn with formal courses pushed from the top down, Docebo’s learning platform facilitates automated and personalized learning experiences at scale in the flow of work to drive growth, organizational performance and revenue. Docebo is designed to power a cohesive L&D strategy and has been embraced by more than 1,500 companies around the world for its ability to satisfy multiple use cases for both internal and external enterprise learning.

 

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Belatrix Software Enhances and Expands Chatbot and Virtual Assistant Service Offering

NEW YORK, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Belatrix Software, a leading software development company, has announced that it has launched a newly dedicated chatbot and virtual assistant services offering. The service expansion will allow partners to unlock the potential of chatbots and create powerful customer experiences.

This announcement comes on the heels of Belatrix partnering with IBM Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence software platform, to create robust chatbots for partners. Meanwhile, Belatrix was awarded IBM’s “New Ecosystem” award, that recognizes excellence and innovation among IBM partners.

Belatrix has also recently published key research reports examining chatbots and virtual assistants. This research examines topics ranging from their impact on banks and financial services, to identifying the key success factors for organizations building or implementing a bot.

The current wave of rapid advances in chatbot and virtual assistant technology, combined with how leading companies have created innovative chatbots have resulted in increased demand from organizations for Belatrix’s expertise. Belatrix’s unique chatbot and virtual assistant capabilities offer a unique value proposition, with a nimble and tailored approach based on our partner’s needs.

“Recently, we have been seeing increased interest in chatbots and virtual assistants from our clients who are exploring ways to leverage this technology in their businesses,” said Alex Robbio, President and Co-Founder of Belatrix. “Unfortunately many of the bots that we see in the market are rudimentary in nature. What our research and experience shows, is that the latest technologies enable us to build much more sophisticated bots. They are able to respond to contextual customer questions and provide intelligent conversational capabilities. This is an exciting time for Belatrix, as our dedicated chatbots and virtual assistants offering will help our customers add real value to their customer’s digital experiences.”

About Belatrix Software
Belatrix Software helps companies thrive in the digital world. Organizations partner with Belatrix to turn ideas into high quality, innovative software based on highly-tuned Agile development processes. Customers use Belatrix’s digital transformation services to create best-in-class software products, lower time to market, and gain competitive edge. Belatrix’s dedicated labs, focusing on UX, Blockchain, Cloud, mobile, AI, RPA, DevOps, and QA automation, help organizations become digital leaders.

Belatrix’s clients include both established Fortune level and emerging, venture backed firms. Some of the firm’s clients include Disney, Adobe, AOL, PwC, and Shutterfly. Belatrix is a South American company with offices in New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Lima. For more information, visit https://www.belatrixsf.com.

 

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TE Connectivity showcases data and power connectivity solutions at OCP Summit

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in innovative connectivity solutions for high-speed computing and networking applications, will showcase a broad range of data and power connectivity products in booth A33 at the 2019 Open Compute Project (OCP) US Summit March 14-15 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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TE is a vertically-integrated supplier delivering high-performance data and power connectivity solutions. The company’s products have been incorporated into server, storage, networking and artificial intelligence (AI) products across the OCP show floor. In its own booth, TE will display innovative power solutions along with solutions for internal input/output (I/O), external I/O, board-to-board connectivity, and socket connectivity. TE experts will be on hand to show attendees how these solutions can address a wide variety of applications in next-generation products based on OCP reference designs. TE’s showcase will include:

Internal interconnects: Internal high speed cable and connector solutions can achieve about one-third the loss or three times the reach of advanced printed circuit board routing. Coupled with our Sliver and STRADA Whisper connector technologies, these solutions can deliver the performance needed to address next generation 56G and 112G lanes. TE’s high performance internal interconnects address the needs for high data rates with robust signal integrity and power delivery through mate/unmate, including blind-mate service operations commonly found in data center production environments. TE supports jacketed, stranded and sheathed cable solutions to address the bend radius requirements for cable installation and management.

External interconnects: TE continues to be a leader in the industry with I/O solutions for 56G- and 112G-based interconnect solutions supporting 50G, 100G, 200G and 400G links from the data center server, through fabric and spine network layers and equipment for wide-area-network, data center-to-data center connections. The company’s solutions not only address the needs for high data rates but can also provide high density, high reliability, compatible solutions for robust interoperability. TE’s high performance cable assemblies can be tailored to support the mechanical and electrical requirements for many applications.

Power Solutions: TE’s power connectors, cable assemblies and value-added bus bar solutions can provide simple yet customizable designs that enable a standardized platform capable of efficiently distributing up to 500A of power per UL and CSA criteria, while offering improved electrical performance. Engineered solutions support multiple voltage requirements, low resistance and low milli-volt drop. Designers can realize operational and overall system cost savings with TE power products that support low energy consumption. These products are compatible with specifications for use in rack-level bus bar applications including power shelves, battery backup unit (BBU) shelves, IT trays and server sleds.  

Board-to-Board and Socket: High performance board-to-board products address the needs for high data rates with robust signal integrity and power delivery through mate/unmate, including blind-mate service operations commonly found in data center production environments. TE’s socket portfolio includes standard CPU sockets and custom CPU sockets to help customers that want to incorporate their own semiconductor technology and memory interconnects. The memory interconnects are manufactured to JEDEC industry standards for dual in-line memory modules (DIMM). These connectors can provide end latches for module retention and ejection as well as mechanical voltage keying.

“TE has supported the OCP community for years, and we are the go-to source for high-performance power and data connectivity solutions,” said Eric Himelright, vice-president for data and devices, product management at TE Connectivity.  “Our broad engineering expertise and constant drive to innovate mean that our solutions deliver on the speed, density, and high efficiency requirements of OCP designers, and we are proud to be showcasing our product line at the 2019 OCP U.S. Summit.” 

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

TE Connectivity, TE, TE connectivity (logo), STRADA Whisper, Sliver, and EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS are trademarks owned or licensed by the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies. Other logos, product(s) and/or company names might be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Demandbase Expands ABM Platform with Cross-Campaign Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), today launched Cross-Campaign Analytics at its 6th Annual ABM Innovation Summit. Cross-Campaign Analytics provides B2B advertisers and marketers with a single view of account reach and performance across vendors, channels and campaigns so they can measure the impact of their investment.

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“ABM continues to grow and evolve, but one of the biggest challenges that B2B marketers continue to face is the ability to truly understand which investments are successfully reaching accounts and buying committees,” said Chris Golec, CEO of Demandbase. “Most B2B marketers invest across different vendors, such as LinkedIn, Google and Facebook, but can’t get a single view into the performance across these campaigns. Cross-Campaign Analytics is the first ABM-centric solution that lets you compare vendors and channels in one place so you can maximize your campaign performance and reach the right accounts.”  

Cross-Campaign Analytics allows marketers to put an ABM lens across all of their campaigns and compare side-by-side any program. This includes advertising campaigns run with Demandbase, campaigns run with direct publisher buys, campaigns executed through more traditional demand-side platforms (DSPs) — and even beyond advertising, for paid search and email initiatives.

Cross-Campaign Analytics provides a single view into campaign performance, with cross-channel visibility for the three most critical criteria for any marketer:

  1. Precision: Determine whether your programs are zeroing in on your buyers and find out what portion of your campaign audiences fall within your target account list.
  2. Scale: Understand which channels and campaigns are driving the highest volume of on-site interactions from target accounts.
  3. Engagement: Analyze on-site behaviors by account to determine which sources are driving the best engagement.

For more information on Cross-Campaign Analytics, visit https://www.demandbase.com/solutions/targeting/cross-campaign-analytics/

About Demandbase
Demandbase is the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM). The company offers the only Artificial Intelligence-enabled, comprehensive ABM platform that spans Advertising, Marketing, Sales and Analytics. Enterprise leaders and high-growth companies such as Accenture, Adobe, DocuSign, GE, Salesforce and others use Demandbase to drive their ABM strategy and maximize their marketing performance. The company has been named to the JMP Securities list “The Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies,” the Deloitte Fast 500 and named a Gartner Cool Vendor for Tech Go-To Market. In 2019, Demandbase executives authored the definitive book on ABM, Account-Based Marketing: How to Target and Engage the Companies That Will Grow Your Revenue. For more information, please visit www.demandbase.com or follow the company on Twitter @Demandbase.

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Blume Global Joins Google Cloud Technology Partner Program

Collaboration Enables Blume Global to Scale Quickly and Provide End-to-End Visibility to Customers Industry Wide  

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Blume Global, a leader in global logistics and digital supply chain solutions, today announced that it has joined the Google Cloud partner program as a technology partner. Blume joined the program to create a near real-time cloud-based platform that can provide end-to-end visibility of shipments and predictive estimated time of arrivals (ETAs) across multiple legs to subscribers and service providers in their network.

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The Google Cloud partner program will help Blume Global leverage Google Cloud’s advanced capabilities to provide better artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms and machine learning (ML) to help its customers address their supply chain challenges faster. Google Cloud’s open platform and Blume Global’s proprietary data and industry expertise create a powerful combination. The most common benefits received include:

  • Global scalability with enhanced security for more effective supply chain network execution
  • Predictive and proactive management of all supply chain events
  • Enabling moving from fixed lead times to dynamic lead times

“Digital supply chain capabilities are evolving quickly and partnerships like this play a critical role in connecting those capabilities and enabling next level integration. A strong ecosystem of partners is crucial to the success of a modern supply chain,” said Simon Ellis, program vice president, global Supply Chain Strategies at IDC. 

Blume Global is using advanced technologies such as data management, blockchain, AI/ML, cognitive interfaces and visualization to help customers successfully execute across their supply chain network. As part of the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program, Blume Global will use Google Cloud’s open platform to build on their products to develop innovative solutions, creating new opportunities for Blume’s customers in the cloud.

“We’re delighted that Blume Global will bring its leading digital supply chain capabilities to Google Cloud” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem at Google Cloud.  “Retail customers want to modernize quickly, and our partnership with Blume will be an asset to them, letting them leverage Blume’s expertise in supply chain alongside the scalability, flexibility and leading AI and ML capabilities of Google Cloud.”

“By joining Google’s Cloud Technology partner program, we are able to focus more on developing our proprietary technology to create advantages in the supply chain,” said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global. “We chose Google Cloud because they are an open, neutral cloud platform that allows us to scale quickly and take advantage of their expertise in technologies like AI and ML.”

Blume Global provides a unique digital supply chain solution designed to solve the critical technology and business challenges of chief supply chain officers. The company’s solutions build on decades of network and data-driven connections to create real-time visibility, as well as the logistics execution to help customers in retail, manufacturing, CPG, hi-tech and network partners—including carriers and service providers—translate visibility into real value for customers.

About Blume Global
From the world’s largest global retailers, manufacturers and consumer products companies to the smallest local drayage trucking companies, success depends on end-to-end visibility and orchestration of global supply chain networks across every move, every mode and every mile. With its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for real-time visibility, logistics execution, asset management, optimization and financial settlement, Blume Global leverages 25 years of data insights, its globally connected network, and advanced technologies to help enterprises be more agile and responsive, improve service delivery and reduce costs. Learn more at blumeglobal.com.

Media Contacts

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Blume Global
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Switchtec™ Programmable PCIe Switches Bring Resource Pooling to China’s Open Reference Design for Data Center Developers

CHANDLER, Ariz., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PCIe switches play a pivotal role in next-generation open hyperscale data center specifications now being embraced by developer communities around the world. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), via its Microsemi Corporation subsidiary, today announced its Switchtec™ PSX Gen3 PCIe programmable storage switches have been included in a reference design from Tencent that has been posted to the web site of the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC), a consortium formed by China’s leading technology providers. An ODCC co-sponsor, Tencent has based the reference design on its T-Flex architecture that uses the switches to pool Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe) storage, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), Network Interface Cards (NICs) and other resources, which improves configuration flexibility in high-performance I/O and storage designs and heterogeneous computing applications.

Microchip Technology Inc.

The T-Flex reference design featuring the Switchtec PCIe switch was jointly developed by Tencent and its partner Inspur, the top-selling server supplier in China. T-Flex uses the Switchtec PSX Gen3 96-lane PCIe programmable storage switch to enable flexible, high-density designs that combine performance and efficiency with more agile delivery of diverse resources. By bringing scalable I/O resource pooling to NVMe Solid State Disks (SSDs), GPUs, NICs, and other PCI endpoints, the PSX PCIe switch enables a T-Flex system to deliver dynamic and flexible configurability while supporting different services with different hardware I/O performance requirements.

“Tier-one data center providers like Tencent are leveraging the capabilities that the Switchtec PCIe switches offer for enabling highly flexible compute and storage rack architectures,” said Andrew Dieckmann, vice president of marketing and applications in Microchip’s Data Center Solutions business unit. “The publication of this reference design by ODCC will enable ODCC members to readily adopt this architecture and leverage the benefits of a composable infrastructure.”

“We’re excited to use the Switchtec PSX Gen3 PCIe programmable storage switch in the T-flex program,” said Herry Wang, Tencent Server Department Manager.  “It is a low-power solution that enables superior signal integrity, supports native x2 port bifurcation and provides a flexible programmable interface.  Additionally, the Switchtec ChipLink diagnostic tool features advanced debug capabilities that aided and simplified overall system development.”

This is the second time the Switchtec Gen3 PCIe switch has been selected for an open reference design, in this case specifically for ODCC members. In 2017, the Switchtec PCIe Gen3 switch was incorporated into the Open Compute Project (OCP) Lightning (ST7200) reference design, which is also offered as a product by cloud-infrastructure provider Wiwynn for data center applications including enterprise storage systems, storage servers and Rack Scale Architecture infrastructure. The Switchtec PCIe switch enables a single-chip device in these applications to connect multiple PCIe NVMe SSDs while extending flexibility in the firmware to optimize the switch for specific application needs.  The Switchtec PCIe switch enables high-density, high-port-count systems with differentiating features such as the ability to customize functionality for cloud applications.

When used in a T-Flex IO resource pooling system, the Switchtec PSX Gen3 PCIe programmable storage switch enables connection of up to 16 host servers. Each host server can connect up to of four downstream T-Flex boxes and each of these T-Flex boxes can contain up to four GPU cards supporting Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing. This means that one server can connect up to 16 GPU cards when connecting four T-Flex boxes.

Pricing and Availability
The Tencent T-Flex reference design is posted to the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) website at: http://www.opendatacenter.cn/download/22 and available to ODCC members. Support is provided by Tencent and Inspur. For additional information regarding the Switchtec PSX Gen3 PCIe programmable storage switches, visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/storage/4018-pcie-storage-switches, contact a Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microsemi’s website. Products may be purchased at https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/storage/4018-pcie-storage-switches#ordering, or by contacting an authorized distributor.

About Microsemi’s PCI Express Product Portfolio
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add PCIe products including the scalable, low power, high-reliability PFX family of PCIe Gen3 fanout switches, the programmable PSX family of PCIe Gen3 storage switches, the PAX family of PCI Gen 3 advanced fabric switches and the low power, multi-protocol, adaptive EQNOX™ family of signal conditioners with FlexEQ™ equalization technology supporting PCIe Gen3 and PCIe Gen2. Microsemi’s PCIe family is key to building low power and high-reliability data center, communications, defense and industrial servers; workstations; switches; routers; cellular infrastructure and test equipment. For more information about Microsemi’s PCIe portfolio, visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/storage/4346-pcie-gen3-switches.         

About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading semiconductor supplier of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 125,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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