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CEVA, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, will announce results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 on November 8, 2018 before the NASDAQ market opens.

Following the release, CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the operating performance for the quarter.

The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:

  • U.S. Participants: Dial 1-844-435-0316 (Access Code: CEVA)
  • International Participants: Dial +1-412-317-6365 (Access Code: CEVA)

The conference call will also be available live via webcast at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/984/27722. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 (access code: 10124765) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on November 15, 2018. The replay will also be available at CEVA’s web site www.ceva-dsp.com.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Upskill Unveils Skylight for Microsoft HoloLens to Unlock Mixed Reality Experiences

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Upskill, a leader in enterprise augmented reality (AR) software, today announced Skylight for MicrosoftHoloLens is available for public early access in the U.S. Enterprises can now take advantage of mixed reality experiences on the same Skylight AR software platform that also supports assisted reality and mobile devices, at no additional cost.

Certain use cases for AR call for more immersive digital interaction that provides users with a large canvas to visualize the necessary information to complete their work. Skylight for HoloLens delivers this mixed reality experience, which is particularly relevant for hands-on workers completing complex tasks in manufacturing, maintenance and repair, as well as for on-the-job training.

Using Skylight for HoloLens, hands-on workers gain immediate access to:

  • Spatial Content Placement: Place, move and resize digital content in the real world and reference while completing work completely hands-free.
  • Multi-window Viewing: Simultaneously visualize, resize, interact with and cross-reference numerous sources of content in one, large screen.
  • Native Content Integration: Access and display original reference materials, such as work instructions and engineering drawings in PDF format, instantly and without the need to reauthor content—a key advantage for enterprise customers.
  • Natural User Interaction: Use simple hand gestures or head gaze to directly navigate applications, interact with content and reposition information within a workspace.

All of the features available with Skylight, including enterprise scalability, security and the ability to seamlessly integrate with virtually any system or database, can be leveraged across multiple device types, including smart glasses and mixed reality headsets, such as HoloLens.

“Our customers see augmented reality as the force multiplier that allows them to fully realize the potential of their workforce and digital investments,” said Brian Ballard, Upskill CEO and co-founder. “Skylight for Microsoft HoloLens will serve as the foundation that delivers the latest advances in visualization, cloud computing and artificial intelligence in a mixed reality environment.”

Terry Farrell, Director of Product Marketing, Mixed Reality, Microsoft Corp. said, “As adoption of Microsoft HoloLens continues to rapidly increase in industrial settings, Skylight offers a software platform that is flexible and can scale to meet any number of applications well suited for mixed reality experiences. With Skylight for HoloLens, hands-on workers are provided with the ability to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible, leading to a safer, more efficient workplace.”

To learn more about how you can participate in the Skylight for HoloLens early access program, please contact info@upskill.io.

About Upskill
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices and experiences in industrial settings. Trusted by some of the world’s most well-known companies, including The Boeing Company and Accenture, both also investors, our industrial platform, Skylight, enhances the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite. To learn more, visit upskill.io.

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Gridsum Ranked Among 2018 AI Future Enterprises

BEIJING, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Gridsum Holding Inc. (“Gridsum” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions in China, announced today that it has been ranked among the 2018 AI Future Enterprises jointly by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Center for Informatization Study, eNet.com.cn, and China Internet Weekly, a magazine published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Guosheng Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Gridsum, commented, “We are honored to have been ranked 22nd in the 2018 AI Future Enterprises List. I consider this a significant achievement. By combining our cutting-edge AI capabilities and industry expertise, we are fully devoting ourselves to developing powerful solutions to drive China’s economic transformation. Going forward, we will continue to focus on innovating AI and big data solutions and work with all parties to develop products that can benefit companies across various industries.”

About Gridsum 

Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum’s core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum’s customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named “Gridsum” to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company’s mission is to help enterprises and government organizations ‘in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.

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For more information, please visit http://www.gridsum.com/.

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QuickLogic Announces Silicon-Proven ArcticPro eFPGA on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® Process

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, display bridge and programmable logic solutions, today announced the availability of silicon-proven and ready-to-use ultra-low power ArcticPro™ eFPGA technology on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® (FD-SOI) process technology. The complete software tool suite supporting the development and integration of eFPGA designs on this node is also available.  This announcement establishes QuickLogic’s technology and software offering as the industry’s first and only eFPGA solution available for GF’s 22FDX process technology. 

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QuickLogic is an FPGA veteran, having delivered tens of millions of devices and thousands of customer-installed tools for more than 30 years. Therefore, design engineers using eFPGA technology for SoC designs on the GF’s 22FDX process can benefit from the company’s extensive experience in providing robust programmable platforms, while exploiting the many advantages offered by the powerful combination of having highly flexible hardware embedded in high integration SoCs implemented using an advanced process technology. 

For example, designers can add reprogrammable hardware acceleration capability to their designs to improve system-level performance while simultaneously reducing power consumption.  Having embedded FPGA technology also enables post-production design changes to address adjacent applications, an evolving competitive landscape, or emerging specifications and standards.

These advantages translate into increased market opportunity and product longevity for SoC designs, with the potential for correspondingly large increases in total profitability, for a large number of markets and applications.  Particular benefits are expected for IoT applications in the Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automotive, and Security markets.

According to Markets and Markets research firm, the Internet of Things market is expected to grow from USD 170.57 Billion in 2017 to USD 561.04 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.9%. This growth presents SoC designers with new challenges whereby a single fixed SoC design cannot address the broad spectrum of end products and product variants. Hence, it has become critical to increase the flexibility of SoCs so that designers can reconfigure a device’s functionality post production or even in the field and avoid expensive and time-consuming SoC redesigns.

“GF’s 22FDX process is particularly well suited to implementing SoC designs with embedded FPGA technology,” said Mao Wang, product marketing director at QuickLogic Corporation.  “We believe that this powerful combination will enable a host of new applications through increased design flexibility, lower development cost, reduced device power consumption, and higher system performance.”

“With the growth of the IoT market, a new set of applications and devices are driving the need for differentiated silicon solutions,” said Mark Ireland, vice president of ecosystem partnerships at GF. “We are pleased to work with QuickLogic as their years of experience with FPGAs will help FDX-based SoC designers to gain a critical time-to-market advantage for IoT applications.”

Availability
ArcticPro eFPGA technology on GF’s 22FDX process, and its associated software design suite, is available now. For more information, please visit www.quicklogic.com/technologies/efpga-ip/arcticpro-efpga/ 

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable, Hearable and IoT devices. QuickLogic delivers these benefits through industry leading ultra-low power customer programmable SoC semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing. The company’s embedded FPGA initiative also enables SoC designers to easily implement post production changes, and increase revenue by providing hardware programmability to their end customers. For more information about QuickLogic, please visit www.quicklogic.com.

The QuickLogic logo and QuickLogic are registered trademarks of QuickLogic Corporation and ArcticPro is a trademark of QuickLogic. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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Why Colombian tech entrepreneurs are taking over the US market?

MIAMI, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — More than 120 Colombian tech entrepreneurs will gather in Miami, FL this 30th and 31st of October at the Business Matchmaking Forum organized by ProColombia and the Unbound Festival. The America’s most exciting new innovation festival.

Colombia represents music, beautiful landscapes, coffee, flowers, but equally important is the power house of IT solutions that is being created in this South American country and that is growing at great speed. The software and IT market in the country doubled its sales between 2010 and 2017, reaching more than US $ 9,500 million in the last year. Exports from the IT services sector had an annual compound growth rate of 8.2% between 2010 and 2017, positioning the country as a platform to reach different markets. In the last year, Colombia registered software and IT exports for USD 212.4 million.

United States has emerged to be the most important trading partner for Colombian services. This partnership stems from business in IT Development, BPO operations, film making, video game development and animation services. The Colombian talent and creativity are also visible in other major markets such as Japan, China, Canada, and Germany where Colombia has earned a reputation for its quality. In Colombia there is an important and strong business network; according to Fedesoft, (The Colombian Federation of the Software and Information Technology Industry) there are more than 5,000 companies within the software and IT services industry, which makes the country attractive to generate alliances with foreign companies or investors.

From video games, virtual reality, augmented reality to artificial intelligence and more, this Business Match Making Forum is the perfect scenario for buyers to discover firsthand the best quality, innovation, design and competitive prices for this fascinating Colombian portfolio of products and services.

If you want to learn more and take advantage of this opportunity, please register to participate in the Business Matchmaking Forum here https://www.macrorruedasprocolombia.co/miami2018/ 

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Shift Technology and NICB Partner to Give Insurers an Early Advantage in Detecting and Combating Insurance Fraud

BOSTON and DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Shift Technology, a solution provider with a focus on enabling insurance organizations to successfully tackle the ongoing and growing claims fraud challenge, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the nation’s premier not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to fight insurance fraud and crime, today announced the two organizations have entered into strategic partnership. As a result, Shift customers can now access NICB data within their FORCE implementations to further combat insurance fraud.

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As a trusted authority in the detection and investigation of insurance fraud, NICB maintains extensive databases on behalf of its member companies. Under the new partnership, Shift Technology customers using the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven claims fraud detection solution FORCE and who are also NICB members can now use NICB’s data within their respective fraud detection models. Delivered via an automated real time feed or a batch data transfer process, this important data enables an additional level of fraud detection capabilities and insights at no additional cost.

“We see this partnership as yet another positive step in helping our members conquer the ongoing fraud challenge,” noted Joe Wehrle, NICB President and CEO. “Armed with the additional insight available via our NICB data, mutual Shift clients gain another advantage in the early detection and prevention of fraud, along with quicker and more effective investigations.”

Shift’s AI supports multiple data inputs including external third-party data sources, such as those from NICB. The ability to leverage NICB’s cross industry data ensures that Shift is taking a holistic approach to the detection of fraud at both the claim and network level for its clients. NICB database assets available and integrated with Shift’s FORCE include: ForeWARN Alerts, Questionable Claims, MedAWARE Alerts, and additional proprietary NICB data assets.

“We have heard consistently from our US customers that they want access to rich and deep industry wide data insights to combine with their own internal data in their efforts to combat fraud,” explained Jeremy Jawish, CEO and co-founder, Shift Technology. “NICB is a trusted provider of highly relevant aggregated industry data related to insurance fraud. Having direct access to this data for use in their Shift fraud models is an incredibly powerful value add for our customers.” 

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form on our website. Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.

About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $461 billion in insurance premiums in 2017, or more than 81 percent of the nation’s property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 95 percent ($218 billion) of the nation’s personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.

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About Shift Technology

Shift Technology is a software solution provider with a focus on enabling insurance organizations to successfully tackle the ongoing and growing claims fraud challenge. Leveraging its expertise in artificial intelligence and insurance, Shift introduced its fraud detection solution FORCE™ in 2014 and has successfully engaged more than 50 insurers globally. To date, Shift has raised over $40 million in capital investment and was named by CB Insights as one of the Global AI Top 100 in both 2017 and 2018. For more information, visit www.shift-technology.com.

 

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Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Perceptive Automata to develop artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars and automated systems. Perceptive Automata, a startup based in Somerville, Mass. with an office in Silicon Valley, has developed software that gives autonomous vehicles the ability to understand the state-of-mind of people, including pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. The predictive technology enables automated vehicles to make rapid judgments about the intentions and awareness of people on the street. This gives machines unprecedented human-like intuition. To see the technology in action click here.

Perceptive Automata’s core technology takes sensor data from vehicles that show interactions with people. This rich data is used to train deep learning models to interpret human behavior the way people do. The end result is sophisticated AI software that can be integrated into autonomous driving systems. With the software installed, autonomous vehicles can anticipate what pedestrians, cyclists and motorists might do next.

“We are ecstatic to have an investor on board like Hyundai that understands the importance of the problem we are solving for self-driving cars and next-generation driver assistance systems,” said Sid Misra, co-founder and CEO of Perceptive Automata. “Hyundai is one of the biggest automakers in the world and having them back our technology is incredibly validating.”

Perceptive Automata’s software is particularly useful if a pedestrian begins to cross the street but sees the approaching autonomous car and decides to stop and ‘wave’ it on. In this situation, an autonomous vehicle without the software would stop and wait, even though the pedestrian has no intention to cross. Perceptive Automata’s software can read the pedestrian’s intent and pass this information to the autonomous system’s decision-making module.

“One of the biggest hurdles facing autonomous vehicles is the inability to interpret the critical visual cues about human behavior that human drivers can effortlessly process,” said John Suh, vice president of Hyundai CRADLE. “Perceptive Automata is giving the AV industry the tools to deploy autonomous vehicles that understand more like humans, creating a safer and smoother driving experience.”

This year, Hyundai has expanded its investment into artificial intelligence technologies that can improve Hyundai’s core automotive business, as well as adjacent areas in robotics and human machine interactions. Hyundai has also been actively investing from its AI Alliance Fund, co-founded in late 2017, with SK Telecom and Hanwha Asset Management.

About Hyundai CRADLE
Hyundai CRADLE is the Center for Robotic-augmented Design in Living Experiences. CRADLE strengthens Hyundai Motor Group’s core automotive business and expands it into new and adjacent markets with the goal of enhancing transportation on and off the road. The company also plans to expand the Hyundai CRADLE innovation concept globally.

About Perceptive Automata
Perceptive Automata is solving one of the hardest problems of automated driving: enabling vehicles to predict and understand human behavior to help safely achieve the large-scale rollout of highly-automated vehicles (L2/3) and fully-autonomous driving systems (L4/5). Perceptive Automata allows autonomous systems to anticipate human reactions so they can navigate safely and smoothly around pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. This is essential for autonomous systems to safely and seamlessly integrate into a human-dominated road environment and to enable a smooth ride experience for passengers of automated mobility services. For more information about Perceptive Automata, visit www.perceptiveautomata.com.

About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design and technical centers worldwide and in 2017 sold about 4.5 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle and IONIQ, the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:
http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://globalpr.hyundai.com

 

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

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Engagement Labs Inks Multi-Year Deal with Kantar’s Analytics Practice in UK, unit of WPP

Kantar taps Engagement Labs as partner to bring innovative social intelligence and analytics to UK marketplace

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. and MONTREAL, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Engagement Labs Inc. (TSXV: EL) (OTCQB:  ELBSF), the industry-leading data and analytics firm that specializes in social intelligence for leading brands and companies, has announced a new partnership with Kantar Analytics Practice, a unit of WPP, the £15 billion British advertising and public relations conglomerate. The partnership includes a multi-year licensing agreement for the exclusive rights to sell Engagement Labs’ TotalSocial® platform in the United Kingdom. Through these initiatives, Engagement Labs will look to grow the Kantar partnership, as well as to explore additional corporate developments deals in other geographies in the coming months. These deals are part of the overall growth strategy of the company to accelerate its client base and revenues. Kantar announced of the partnership earlier today.

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Beyond the TotalSocial license agreement, Kantar and Engagement Labs will also work together to create advanced analytics that will be part of Kantar’s growing AI toolkit (known as STAN) to help brands understand how best to maximize the impact of their marketing spend.  Additionally, Kantar plans to use TotalSocial data for digital targeting of consumers who are most likely to be engaged in conversation about brands or public issues. 

The Kantar Group within WPP is the second-largest data, insight, and consultancy company in the world, after Nielsen. The company employs 30,000 people and works for over half of the Fortune 500 companies, in 100 countries around the world.  Kantar entered into the partnership with Engagement Labs based on a thorough assessment of TotalSocial and found it to be the most innovative and highly differentiated platform in the marketplace.

“I have long been impressed with the innovative work from the Engagement Labs team, and find TotalSocial to be the best solution to incorporate into Kantar Analytics’ toolkit. I’m excited to be working with Engagement Labs on behalf of Kantar and its clients,” according to Matt Dodd, Managing Partner of Kantar Analytics Practice. “It’s important for businesses to understand how they are discussed and represented online but we shouldn’t be blind to other data sources. Good performance online doesn’t mean that your product is the one being talked about around the kitchen table. Brands need to build a complete picture and this partnership will help our clients to integrate both their online and word of mouth strategies.”

“The Kantar partnership is validation of the power of the data assets we have built and the TotalSocial platform. Partnering with a company of the scale and reputation of Kantar is a game-changer for Engagement Labs,” said Engagement Labs CEO Ed Keller. “Kantar is one of the largest and most prestigious market research firms in the UK, indeed the world. They have strong existing relationships with the top brands and companies and we are excited about growing our client base and revenue through this partnership.”

About Engagement Labs
Engagement Labs (TSXV: EL) (OTCQB: ELBSF) is an industry-leading data and analytics firm that provides social intelligence for Fortune 500 brands and companies. The Company’s TotalSocial® platform focuses on the entire social ecosystem by combining powerful online (social media) and offline (word of mouth) data with predictive analytics. Engagement Labs has a proprietary ten-year database of unique brand, industry and competitive intelligence, matched with its cutting-edge predictive analytics that use machine learning and artificial intelligence to reveal the social metrics that increase marketing ROI and top line revenue for its diverse group of clients.

To learn more visit www.engagementlabs.com / www.totalsocial.com.

About TotalSocial®
TotalSocial® is a premier data and analytics platform that provides brands with unique insights, improved marketing ROI and strategies to grow revenue. Fueled by actionable online and offline data, TotalSocial is the only platform that encompasses and listens to the entire social ecosystem. TotalSocial offers unique, proprietary data about brands, its industry and competitors. With cutting-edge diagnostics, patent-pending predictive analytics and machine learning, TotalSocial identifies business opportunities and provides recommendations and a roadmap to grow revenue and achieve business and marketing goals.

About Kantar
Kantar is one of the world’s leading data, insight and consultancy companies. Working together across the whole spectrum of research and consulting disciplines, its specialist brands, employing 30,000 people, provide inspirational insights and business strategies for clients in 100 countries. Kantar is part of WPP and its services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.

For further information, please visit us at www.kantar.com

Disclaimer in regard to Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements included herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Engagement Labs does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect, in particular, new information or future events.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Commvault Unveils New Appliances to Extend the Power of Scale-Out Data Management to Enterprises, MSPs and Remote Offices

TINTON FALLS, N.J. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, today announced two additions to its family of cloud-ready appliances – the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), an innovative scale-out infrastructure for managed service providers (MSPs) and large enterprises, and the Commvault Remote Office Appliance, a turnkey appliance that enables enterprises to extend Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery solutions to smaller remote offices. The announcement was made today in Nashville at Commvault GO 2018, the company’s annual customer conference.

Commvault is the global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud (PRNewsFoto/Commvault) (PRNewsfoto/Commvault)

The new appliances build on the current success of the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS1300) by expanding its offerings with both smaller and larger capacity appliances to provide customers more flexibility and choice. The new larger capacity appliance provides integrated scale-out data protection with Commvault HyperScale Technology together with Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery, the industry’s most comprehensive solution for protecting, managing and using data. The new smaller capacity appliance delivers an integrated remote office solution to simplify remote office management as a part of a centralized hybrid IT strategy built from the larger Commvault HyperScale Appliances.  These new additions extend Commvault’s leadership in driving simplification, risk reduction and greater data management efficiency from the datacenter and the cloud, and out to remote offices and endpoints.

“Protecting and managing data while simplifying hybrid IT environments consisting of dozens of applications, multiple clouds and petabytes of data, is a significant business and data challenge enterprises are facing today,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “With these two new appliances, Commvault is expanding their appliance portfolio choices and investing in solutions designed to meet these specific challenges, in order to extend its ability to provide enterprises with complete coverage for their data needs, and use data to improve business outcomes.”

A Higher Capacity Commvault HyperScale Appliance
The new Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300) offers enterprises between 174 to 262 terabytes (TB) of useable capacity in a fully converged appliance that tightly integrates server, storage, and Commvault Complete™ Backup and Recovery. The new appliance’s scale-out infrastructure delivers the same “cloud-like” scale, flexibility, and cost benefits of the currently available Commvault HyperScale Appliance for the mid-market (model HS1300), while addressing MSPs’ and enterprises’ larger workloads.

The new Commvault HyperScale Appliance for the enterprise market provides greater flexibility and choice to enterprises, making it easier for them to deploy converged data management solutions that meets their specific data protection, recovery, governance and service delivery needs.

“There has been extraordinary interest from customers and partners for the Commvault HyperScale Appliance with Commvault Complete for increased simplicity, productivity and efficiency, while also reducing time and effort spent on hardware acquisition, installation and integration, and daily management,” said N. Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO of Commvault. “With our expanded appliance portfolio, we are able extend our flexible data protection and management consumption model to new use cases and customers — further empowering enterprises to cut costs, reduce operational complexity and use their data to improve business outcomes.”

The New Commvault Remote Office Appliance
For customers looking for an easy to acquire, implement, install and maintain backup and recovery solution for their remote and branch offices, Commvault today also introduced the Commvault Remote Office Appliance. A turnkey appliance, the solution enables enterprises to extend Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery to their remote and branch offices, giving them a consolidated single solution without the complexity and added costs of local IT expertise to setup and operate.

With 5 or 15 TB of useable capacity, the Commvault Remote Office Appliance allows enterprises to protect data locally and copy data to the cloud or datacenter, while managing it centrally, simplifying administration, streamlining processes, and improving data backup and recovery performance. Providing a way to bring remote data under consistent corporate policy management is a high priority for businesses. 

Commvault’s Appliance Portfolio Packs a Punch with Bundled Technology Features
Commvault’s cloud-ready appliances have a distinct advantage over competitive offerings. The cloud-ready nature of the Commvault appliance portfolio provides on-premises scaling similar to cloud environments, while leveraging Commvault’s native integration to storing, managing, automating and orchestrating workloads to, between, and in the cloud. Commvault’s appliance portfolio provides a combined hardware/software vehicle through which customers can realize the elasticity benefits of cloud environments and deliver similar benefits in modern, on premises infrastructure. This forms a foundation for an unparalleled, proven solution that combines artificial intelligence and machine learning; cloud orchestration and automation together with a data platform that allows customers to truly know all of their data. This distinguishes Commvault appliance offerings from any of the niche, start-up and legacy players in the data protection market. 

In addition to these benefits, the Commvault appliance portfolio provides a number of differentiated features, pricing and licensing options that make its new appliances modern, flexible and attractive offerings for customers. Commvault is delivering enterprises converged data management solutions that provide a truly “complete” backup and recovery solution. In addition, the new appliances give partners flexible new options to expand their relationship with Commvault and grow their business.

“Commvault’s Hyperscale offering has enabled our customers to strategically decouple their data strategy from their infrastructure to better support cost, business efficiency and compliance requirements,” said Damon Robertson, CEO, COOLSPIRiT. “The new appliance options now available means it is much easier to position more differentiated, requirement specific, benefits across a wide range of customers while expanding the strategic value and relevance of our offerings to them.”   

“These two new appliances build on the success that Commvault has achieved with the introduction of its HyperScale Technology and enhancements to its partner program,” said Cheryl Neal, Vice President Data and Networking Solutions, Tech Data. “This type of continued innovation helps us provide even more value when delivering Commvault data solutions to our customers.”

Building on Commvault’s Recently Announced Portfolio
Commvault’s recently simplified product portfolio (Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale Technology, Commvault Orchestration, and Commvault Activate) brings together comprehensive backup and recovery and data management, including storage infrastructure, service delivery orchestration and data governance. The portfolio also features straightforward pricing and licensing, making it easier for enterprises to implement comprehensive data management strategies for Hybrid IT environments than ever before. All of the products in the portfolio incorporate innovative artificial intelligence technologies that automatically learn and adapt to an enterprise’s data management behavior, helping streamline IT operations while gaining more value from their data.

The new simple product portfolio upends the “status quo” of the backup and recovery market, which in the past has required customers to acquire many point solutions, inclusive of new emerging backup vendors. In addition, it addresses one of the key hybrid IT challenges faced by todays’ global digital enterprises – how to protect and manage data in ways that meet the needs of the business across locations, infrastructures, data types, and at scale. Many point products are tied to legacy infrastructure, creating silos of data that limit enterprises’ agility, lower productivity, and increase risk.

Commvault GO 2018
Commvault GO 2018 is Commvault’s annual customer conference that brings together a global audience of data experts, customers, partners and influencers in the most engaging and entertaining event dedicated to data protection and management. This year’s event is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn, on October 9-11. With an inspiring keynote line up including Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” entertainer, Steve Connell and globally recognized brands delivering market and customer insights, data experts cannot fail to be inspired as Commvault GO helps them to Picture the Possibilities of how effective data management addresses their ever-changing data and business needs. More information can be found here: https://www.commvault.com/go/agenda.

Take part in and engage with the online conversation across social media by using #CommvaultGO and follow Commvault on:

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Facebook: Commvault 
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Availability
The Commvault Remote Office Appliance is available now directly through Commvault or through the company’s global ecosystem of partners. The new Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300) will be available in December 2018.

The Commvault appliance portfolio includes: the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS1300) for midmarket enterprises and the Commvault Remote Office Appliance (model HS1100).

About Commvault
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,600 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault visit www.commvault.com

Safe Harbor Statement
Customers’ results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

©1999-2018 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the “C hexagon” logo, Commvault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, Commvault HyperScale, ScaleProtect, Commvault OnePass, Commvault Galaxy, Unified Data Management, QiNetix, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, IntelliSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, ROMS, APSS, Commvault Edge, Commvault GO, Commvault Advantage, Commvault Complete, Commvault Activate, Commvault Orchestrate, and CommValue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice. 

 

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Commvault And NetApp Expand Partnership To Offer Powerfully Simple Backup And Recovery Solutions From NetApp And NetApp Channel Partners

TINTON FALLS, N.J. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, today announced that Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Software is now available for purchase directly from NetApp and NetApp channel partners. Tightly-integrated and a primary backup solution across the NetApp storage portfolio, Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery software provides more features and functionality than previous offerings for any environment, whether it be on-premise, hybrid or in the cloud. The announcement was made today in Nashville at Commvault GO 2018, the company’s annual customer conference.

Commvault is the global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud (PRNewsFoto/Commvault) (PRNewsfoto/Commvault)

Today’s announcement expands on the close technology collaboration between Commvault and NetApp to enable NetApp customers to simplify end-to-end backup and recovery operations. By becoming a full resell partner, both NetApp and their channel partners are able to offer a NetApp solution that includes Complete Backup & Recovery software. As a result, NetApp is aligning Commvault’s leading backup and recovery solution with NetApp’s successful and innovative Data Fabric, enabling customers to simplify snapshot management and backup & recovery, and easily extend data protection to the cloud.

“Commvault’s Complete Backup & Recovery software aligns with our Data Fabric approach to give organizations unprecedented access and control of their data to help pursue business priorities and safeguard key information and assets,” said Joel Reich, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Storage Systems and Software business unit, NetApp. “Our relationship with Commvault helps NetApp deliver the most modern data products and services to customers and channel partners.”

Commvault believes that its Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery software provides the industry’s single most fully-featured and comprehensive backup and recovery solution for the progressive enterprise. Updated with innovations that incorporate artificial intelligence behaviors that automatically learn and adapt to help make IT operations simple and streamlined, the new packaging portfolio is better suited than ever to meet the rapidly evolving business needs of todays’ digital organizations.

Commvault’s products are now easier to buy, install and manage than ever before, helping customers to achieve more efficient IT operations and gain more value from their data.

“Together with NetApp, we are helping enterprise customers reduce IT and data management costs and complexity by eliminating the need for multiple software and hardware products or single-purpose tools,” said Owen Taraniuk, Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault. “Our combined solutions help make infrastructure more efficient and help customers manage storage growth. Commvault can seamlessly enable data recovery and offsite data management, turning data protection into a function that serves the business.  This expanded relationship is continuing evidence of the success and momentum coming from Commvault’s shift to a partner-led strategy.”

Commvault GO 2018 
Commvault GO 2018 is Commvault’s annual customer conference that brings together a global audience of data experts, customers, partners and influencers in the most engaging and entertaining event dedicated to data protection and management. This year’s event is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn, on October 9-11. With an inspiring keynote line up including Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” entertainer, Steve Connell and globally recognized brands delivering market and customer insights, data experts cannot fail to be inspired as Commvault GO helps them to Picture the Possibilities of how effective data management addresses their ever-changing data and business needs. More information can be found here: https://www.commvault.com/go/agenda.

Take part in and engage with the online conversation across social media by using #CommvaultGO and follow Commvault on:

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Facebook: Commvault 
LinkedIn: Commvault 
YouTube: Commvault

About Commvault
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,600 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault visit www.commvault.com

Safe Harbor Statement
Customers’ results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

©1999-2018 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the “C hexagon” logo, Commvault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, Commvault HyperScale, ScaleProtect, Commvault OnePass, Commvault Galaxy, Unified Data Management, QiNetix, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, IntelliSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, ROMS, APSS, Commvault Edge, Commvault GO, Commvault Advantage, Commvault Complete, Commvault Activate, Commvault Orchestrate, and CommValue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

 

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