Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: MOS) Issuance of Shares Pursuant to Provisions Concerning the Acquisition of the Remaining 49% Shares of Mobi724 Solutions Inc. (“Solutions Inc.”)

/EINPresswire.com/ — MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2017) – Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE:MOS)(CSE:MOS.CN), a technology leader in the digital incentives, couponing and payment space, announces that on February 9, 2017 it has issued 9,507,930 common Shares of the Company at market price less the maximum allowable discount to the previous shareholders of the Solutions Inc. pursuant to the terms of pre-defined anti-dilution provisions and agreements with those shareholders. This issuance has been reviewed by the audit committee and approved by the Board of directors and these shares issued form part of the purchase price for the remaining 49% shares of Solutions Inc. which transaction was announced on October 28, 2015.

The Purchase Price was subject to a pre-defined anti-dilution provision with a cap of 18.05% of the total issued and outstanding shares of the Company and this issue covers events up to the Company’s Board of directors meeting on November 25, 2016. Following this issue, the anti-dilution provision will cover the conversion of some previously issued convertible debentures and the next $1.92M of new financing (of which $550K was raised subsequent to the November 25, 2016 Board meeting).

Forgiveness of debt

On February 9 2017, the Company issued 1,423,467 common shares at a price of $0.24 (market price less maximum allowable discount in forgiveness of $341,632.01 of bona fide debt. On February 17, 2017 the Company issued 86,353 common shares at a price of $0.365 in forgiveness of a $31,518.85 bona fide debt.

Options

The Company also announces that on February 7th, 2017 it has granted 351,500 stock options under its stock option plan to its employees and consultants. Each option shall vest gradually over a period of 3 years (1/3 per year, the first 1/3 vesting upon grant) and will allow the optionee to acquire 1 common share of the Company at a price of $0.35 until February 7, 2020. Details are found on Form 11 filed on the CSE on February 7, 2017.

About Mobi724 Global Solutions

Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE:MOS)(CSE:MOS.CN) hereinafter (MOBI 724), a leader in the Fintech industry based in Montreal (Canada), offers a unique and fully integrated suite of Payment & Digital Marketing solutions.

We are innovating in our market with a combined EMV Payment, Card Linked Offers, and Digital Marketing platform that works on any card and any mobile device. We pioneered in adding intelligence to all types of transactions benefiting banks, retailers and cardholders. We succeed in leveraging all available user and purchasing data to increase transaction volumes and spend.

MOBI724 provides a turnkey solution to its clients to capture card transactions on any mobile device, at any point of sale or from any payment card. Our easy-to-adapt gateway Switch is designed for easy integration with all payment protocols in our target markets.

Within the same solution suite we combined our Card Linked Offers solution, and provided financial institutions´ payment card portfolios and retailers the ability to add offers and/or coupons which can be redeemed directly at the Point of Sale, in a seamless user experience for all the parties in the eco-system.

MOBI724 Global Solutions unleashes the true potential of both payment and card-linked couponing/rewards transactions for both online and offline points of sale (POS).

The Corporation provides its customers with full and comprehensive traceability and enriched consumer data through its offering. Its solutions enables card associations, retailers, manufacturers, offer providers, mobile operators and card issuers to create, manage, deliver and “track and measure” incentive campaigns worldwide to ANY mobile device and allow its redemption at ANY point of sales.

Our credit and debit EMV payment solutions will allow banks to process end to end EMV transactions, focusing on authentication, approved security and quick merchant adoption which allows the users to process payments with a wide range of devices over a secure and seamless transaction.

MOBI724’s PCI and EMV cloud-based switch, with their device agnostic connectivity, simplifies deployment and integration, and introduces new payment and digital incentives solutions to the market enabling multi layered intelligent transactions therefore SMART TRANSACTIONS.

For more information on its products and on MOBI724 Global Solutions, visit www.mobi724globalsolutions.com.

Certain statements in this document, including those which express management’s expectations or estimations with regard to the Company’s future performance, constitute “forward-looking statements” as understood by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are, of necessity, based on a certain number of estimates and hypotheses; while management considers these to be accurate at the time they are expressed, they are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and risks on the commercial, economic and competitive levels. We advise readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other known and unknown factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Investors are advised to not rely unduly on the forward-looking statements. This advisory applies to all forward-looking statements, whether expressed orally or in writing, attributed to the Company or to any individual expressing them in the name of the Company. Unless required by law, the Company is under no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events, or other circumstances.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy. This news release does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell any securities in the United States.

Leading Players Operating in Worldwide Industry for Artificial Intelligence Market

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — Artificial intelligence is a fast emerging technology, dealing with development and study of intelligent machines and software. This software is being used across various applications such as manufacturing (assembly line robots), medical research, and speech recognition systems. It also enables in-build software or machines to operate like human beings, thereby allowing devices to collect, analyze data, reason, talk, make decisions and act The global artificial intelligence market was valued at US$ 126.24 Bn in 2015 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 36.1% from 2016 to 2024 to reach a value of US$ 3,061.35 Bn in 2024.

The global artificial intelligence market is currently witnessing healthy growth as companies have started leveraging the benefits of such disruptive technologies for effective customer reach and positioning of their services/solutions. Market growth is also supported by an expanding application base of artificial intelligence solutions across various industries. However, factors such as low funding access or high upfront investment, and demand for skilled resources (workforce) are presently acting as major deterrents to market growth.

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On the basis of types of artificial intelligence systems, the market is segmented into artificial neural network, digital assistance system, embedded system, expert system, and automated robotic system. Expert system was the most adopted or revenue generating segment in 2015. This was mainly due to the extensive use of artificial intelligence across various sectors including diagnosis, process control, design, monitoring, scheduling and planning.

Based on various applications of artificial intelligence systems, the market has been classified into deep learning, smart robots, image recognition, digital personal assistant, querying method, language processing, gesture control, video analysis, speech recognition, context aware processing, and cyber security. Image recognition is projected to be the fastest growing segment by application in the global artificial intelligence market. This is due to the growing demand for affective computing technology across various end-use sectors for better study of systems that can recognize, analyze, process, and simulate human effects.

North America was the leader in the global artificial intelligence market in 2015, holding approximately 38% of the global market revenue share, and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. High government funding and a strong technological base have been some of the major factors responsible for the top position of the North America region in the artificial intelligence market over the past few years. Middle East and Africa is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 38.2% throughout the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to enormous opportunities for artificial intelligence in the MEA region in terms of new airport developments and various technological innovations including robotic automation.

The key market players profiled in this report include QlikTech International AB, MicroStrategy Inc., IBM Corporation, Google, Inc., Brighterion Inc., Microsoft Corporation, IntelliResponse Systems Inc., Next IT Corporation, Nuance Communications, and eGain Corporation.

People Power Announces a White-Label Home Security Solution with Bot-Enabled Artificial Intelligence and Hacker-Resistant Home Gateway

/EINPresswire.com/ — PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2017) – Internet of Things (IoT) software company, People Power, today announces People Power Pro Security, a white-label home security solution designed to help digital service providers — such as utilities, telecoms, cable operators and manufacturers — bring valuable smart home services to their customers. People Power Pro Security allows them to employ new bot services, designed for faster construction and implementation of smart home intelligence, and the People Power IoT Gateway, which delivers unmatched levels of internet security for IoT deployments. Its new offerings cement People Power’s position as one of the first companies in the world to build and deploy bot-enabled smart home IoT systems.

Built for digital service providers, People Power Pro Security is a white-label solution that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies through the use of bots. Bots are micro-services that constantly listen to and understand real-time data streams from a user’s life to learn patterns and produce more intelligent outcomes. The solution includes an array of expandable hardware products and advanced sensors to accelerate time-to-market delivery of consumer IoT programs. Pro Security is easy for consumers to install with iOS or Android-based smartphone apps, and offers optional 24/7 professional monitoring. An industry-first, Pro Security incorporates a collection of bot solutions for today’s most intelligent smart home IoT deployments, including:

  • CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Bot – Implements CP-01 ANSI/SIA standards for false-alarm reduction of professionally monitored security systems
  • Entry Sensor Intelligence Bot – Adds intelligence to entry sensors to eliminate false alarms, fixing a $100M industry problem
  • Motion Sensor Intelligence Bot – Learns the characteristics of each individual motion sensor and provides feedback for reliable do-it-yourself installs
  • Preventative Maintenance Bot – Notifies administrators of hardware problems like battery, signal strength or defective devices to proactively enhance the customer experience
  • Thinking Out Loud Bot – Communicates why the bot made certain decisions, and delivers weekly health reports on the home
  • Intelligent Lighting Bot – Learns normal patterns of lighting to make it look like someone is home when they’re not
  • Intermittent Reinforcement Bot – Sends users intermittent compliments from keypads to reinforce habit formation of arming the security system
  • Leak Sensor Intelligence Bot – Provides professional monitoring of water leaks, without waking users in the middle of the night

Additionally, People Power is providing developer access to the new People Power Bot Lab and Bot Server to explore the creation of new services for smart homes and buildings. Bot Lab is an environment for adding new micro-services to existing devices or data sources. This enables outcomes that appeal to specific customer needs, allowing for valuable and timely service updates that address growing market opportunities. The service is complemented by People Power’s IoT Suite’s connectivity software, Presto. It provides free hosting to cloud-enable any IoT device from concept through commercial development. This allows businesses and manufacturers to integrate differentiating new features and services into legacy or in-market products. Bot Server lives in a cloud-computing environment to run bots that consumers select to operate 24/7 in the background of their lives.

“Our announcement today identifies the moment when artificial intelligence for IoT systems moves from the theoretical to the everyday practical,” said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. “An industry first, our bots are on the job learning and producing highly-imaginative and valuable IoT outcomes. If a smart home isn’t learning constantly with bot-enabled AI, then consider it outdated.”

Included in the Pro Security solution is the new People Power IoT Gateway. The gateway incorporates NewSky Security’s most advanced hacker-resistant device security technology, and answers the need for a home internet gateway with extraordinary levels of internet security for IoT systems. The technology applies an AI-based solution that actively learns and enforces expected patterns of network traffic, identifying and remedying suspicious and potentially overwhelming network activities and anomalies. The People Power gateway is capable of protecting against the smallest and most lethal IoT security threats, and is today’s most secure gateway solution for IoT deployments.

People Power’s IoT Gateway is the first commercially available ZigBee 3.0 hyper-compatible gateway for intelligent homes. It provides simplified IoT deployments with a wide array of connected device possibilities. Integrating with Pro Security to drive recurring service revenues, the gateway incorporates multiple home networking technologies, including ZigBee 3.0, BLE 4.1, WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, and optional Z-Wave and cellular. Designed to incorporate emerging technologies, the gateway features both local Micro SD storage and USB 2.0 for expansion. The IoT Gateway is currently deployed in select IoT programs and available for white-label deployments under partner brands.

“Smart homes are dumb compared to what they need to be — conscious homes,” said David Moss, President and CTO of People Power. “In the same way mobile app developers create new features for smartphones, now bot developers can create new features, services and experiences for every internet-connected device. Our IoT software suite and People Power IoT Gateway allows developers, manufacturers and digital service providers to deliver valuable new services and experiences for homes and buildings.”

People Power recently announced the launch of its IoT Suite, which enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT projects for businesses to deliver connected lifestyle improvements to their customers. The IoT Suite is used today by several of the world’s largest digital service providers in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with unique expertise and success in creating mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid IoT device and program connection, engagement, delivery and management for digital service providers, telecoms and manufacturers. Bringing Artificial Intelligence to IoT for recurring revenues in security, energy and care services, its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect consumers to valued lifestyle experiences. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-label solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

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AssistRx and Surescripts Collaborate to Eliminate Manual Processes for Specialty Medications

/EINPresswire.com/ — ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2017) – AssistRx (ARx), the leading enterprise technology platform focused on specialty and highly-managed medications, announces today the integration of ARx’s iAssist Workflows into Surescripts Electronic Prescribing, addressing the specialty Rx workflow to eliminate the inefficient manual processes that strain pharmacies and providers daily. Surescripts is the single most trusted and capable health information network, delivering nearly two billion e-prescriptions annually.

Through the Surescripts network, users will have access to AssistRx’s leading technology platform including iAssist Workflows. iAssist Workflows are a series of acceleration services configured to the specific needs of a patient, healthcare provider or treatment. The integration of iAssist Workflows into Surescripts Electronic Prescribing will help simplify patients’ access to necessary medications, improve patient compliance and adherence, and deliver improved patient outcomes through a streamlined and electronic process, eliminating the need for faxes, phone calls, and paper.

“The partnership is a natural fit, as both of our missions align. Both companies aim to reduce time-consuming and error-prone tasks throughout the prescribing process, enabling physicians to focus more time on patients and less on paper-based efforts,” said Edward Hensley, Chief Commercial Officer, AssistRx. “Together, we’re providing the industry with a solution that integrates and consolidates information networks, ensuring the highest level of accuracy, efficiency, and improved patient experience.”

“Surescripts continues to provide electronic solutions to streamline cumbersome manual processes and provide actionable patient intelligence at critical points of care,” said Mike Pritts, Chief Product Officer, Surescripts. “With access to our e-prescribing capabilities, AssistRx users will eliminate the tedious and time consuming processes associated with specialty medications, ultimately enhancing engagement with providers and patients and improving care outcomes.”

About AssistRx
AssistRx was founded in 2009 with the mission to connect the patient-centric healthcare team through integrated technology solutions. Their flagship product, iAssist, is a HIPAA compliant, secure, cloud-based platform that allows for the configuration of patient access workflows with acceleration services tailored to the business and therapy needs of specific drugs, and the patients that take those drugs. Using iAssist has proven to accelerate time-to-therapy by reducing the time it takes for patients to get their medications by 45%. AssistRx has built upon the success of iAssist with a drug referral management tool, eCase, and a reporting and analytic platform focused on specialty and highly-managed drug therapies, eInformatix. For additional information, visit www.assistrx.com

Utrip Closes $4M In Latest Round Of Funding

SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Utrip, a free travel-planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, announced today it closed $4M in Series A.

The funding allows Utrip to continue the company’s incredible momentum from 2016 with fantastic growth in clients, talent and operations to maintain its impressive 100 percent customer retention over the last three years amongst its now over 50 partners, including Starwood Hotels and Holland America Line. The investment will further enhance mobile applications for end users, enrich the company’s machine learning capabilities and achieve automation of white label infrastructure.      

The majority of financing was raised with notable partners from Seattle and Silicon Valley across the venture capital, technology and hospitality industries. Backers include Plug and Play, Tiempo Capital, Acorn Ventures, SWAN Venture Fund and W&W Capital. Angel investors encompass Apple, Inc. Treasurer Gary Wipfler; Costco CFO Richard Galanti; Savers Inc. CEO Ken Alterman; H. S. Wright III, CEO and founder of Seattle Hospitality Group as well a partner in family businesses that own the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel; veteran hotel executive Carla Murray; hotelier Craig Schafer and Neal Dempsey, a partner at Bay Partners.

Utrip creates personalized day-by-day itineraries for travelers with recommendations on restaurants, parks, nightlife, museums, and more. The itinerary is personalized to best suit each traveler, such as foodies seeking to eat like a local with recommendations from the city’s top chefs, or adventure lovers wanting to discover the city’s thrills based on suggestions from local outdoor enthusiasts.

“Today’s travelers expect local connections and richer experiences,” said Gilad Berenstein, founder and chief executive officer of Utrip. “By emphasizing personalization and discovery for every phase of the travel lifecycle with our advanced artificial intelligence, Utrip allows its partners to be an integral digital companion for travelers in a way that seamless and economical for airlines, cruise lines and hotels to destination marketing organizations to points of interest.”

As the company continues to focus on the B2B travel space, Utrip is building an impressive network of advisors and executive leadership. Former Expedia CFO Michael Adler was recently appointed to the company’s board of directors. He brings exceptional credentials and financial expertise within the travel sector. COO Chris Manderino joined Utrip in early February to lead overall operations encompassing revenue, partner relations, marketing and talent management. Manderino brings a decade of dynamic leadership experience in the travel and technology industries with an expertise in programs that drive scalable revenue and maximize partner retention. Utrip also recently welcomed Matt Hulett, previously a product and sales leader at Expedia, as a business advisor to the brand.

In addition to its newly secured funding and business advisors, Utrip recently bolstered its portfolio to over 50 clients with the additions of destination marketing organizations, Music City and Ski City, in Nashville and Salt Lake City respectively, and Fisherman’s Wharf, one of San Francisco’s top points of interest.

“Travel is our business and Utrip understands our travelers value tailored experiences,” said Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Deana Ivey, Chief Marketing Officer. “With Utrip’s trip planning technology, our visitors are empowered to create their own itineraries for the best of Nashville’s music, food, fashion and fun. “

About Utrip 
Utrip is a free travel-planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip’s predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local area experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip’s algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants to deliver personalized itineraries—in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends. Utrip PRO, the white-label version, allows businesses such as DMOs, hospitality groups, and attractions to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. Utrip’s companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. Visit: www.utrip.com

 

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Raritan Signs SYNNEX Corporation as Distributor of Data Center Product Portfolio

 

Raritan® a brand of Legrand, and a leading provider of intelligent data center management and rack power distribution solutions today announced a North American distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a leading Technology Solutions distributor. The agreement covers Raritan’s solutions that help make data centers and server rooms more efficient, more reliable, and operate at lower costs.

“Raritan’s solutions are a strategic addition to the SYNNEX portfolio,” said Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions, SYNNEX. “The growth in cloud computing, IoT (Internet of Things), edge computing, and other trends are placing enormous pressures on data centers and IT infrastructures to be more agile and reliable. Raritan’s market-leading solutions deliver real value to data centers and enable our resellers to provide customers with better visibility of their data center operations and improve data center operations to meet business needs.”

SYNNEX’s extensive reseller network in North America now has access to Raritan’s and Legrand Data Com’s portfolio of intelligent power distribution and monitoring solutions, environmental monitoring systems, remote management solutions, KVM switches, rack enclosures, cable management and accessories. The solutions help solve a range of issues from capacity planning to utilizing power and other resources more efficiently as well as improving uptime and managing lights-out sites.

“We are delighted to include Raritan solutions in the SYNNEX portfolio because of the distributor’s extensive experience and world-class customer service,” said Mark Panico, President of Legrand Data Communications. “SYNNEX helps us further advance our vision of helping customers by providing easy-to-use products with intelligent management capabilities for data centers, server rooms, labs and emerging IT infrastructure deployments.”

According to Raritan President Doug Fikse, Raritan has been a channel-driven company since it was founded in 1985. “Our reseller partners have been instrumental in our growth,” says Fikse. “We are delighted to be expanding our channel with SYNNEX. There are many opportunities to help customers; whether they have a legacy data center, work with a colo, or are planning a new build, they need intelligent tools to help manage operations. We are pleased to work with SYNNEX.”

Raritan offers the industry’s largest portfolio of intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs). To meet the needs of diverse IT environments, the portfolio includes single-phase, three-phase, high-power (400V), outlet-metered, and outlet-switched models. Other power products include inline meters, transfer switches, and branch circuit monitoring systems.

About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (synnex.com), a Fortune 500 corporation and a leading business process services company, provides a comprehensive range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry, as well as outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

About Raritan
Raritan (raritan.com) began in 1985 by developing KVM switches for IT professionals to manage servers remotely. Today, as a brand of Legrand, we are a leading provider of intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches and other data center infrastructure management solutions. Our solutions increase the reliability and intelligence of data centers in 9 of the top 10 Fortune 500 technology companies.

About Legrand, North America
Legrand (legrand.us) is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).

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Masergy Recognized in CRN MSP 500 for Managed Security Service Excellence

/EINPresswire.com/ — DALLAS, TX–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2017) – Masergy Communications Inc. today announced that CRN has named the company to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. The company was listed among top channel providers for offering a comprehensive approach to security that goes beyond perimeter defenses.

Masergy’s Unified Enterprise Security (UES) solution applies advanced behavioral analytics and machine learning to collect, analyze and predict abnormal network behaviors indicative of cyber security threats. Masergys’ advanced security approach includes continuous, expert human monitoring to help customers protect their valuable corporate assets. The UES solution can be integrated with customer’s existing security solutions or used in standalone mode to provide:

  • Advanced Persistent Threat Management
  • Integrated Vulnerability Scanning
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Security Threat Intelligence
  • Managed Firewalls

“Masergy helps our partners succeed through our innovative and differentiated solutions along with our ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” said Chuck Ward, VP of Global Channels, Masergy. “We are proud to support the industry as a top channel partner and look forward to expanding our services to ensure our partners’ continued growth.”

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP 500 list, who continually help customers get the most out of their IT investments.”

Masergy’s solutions and support team have been the recipient of numerous CRN awards and rankings such as Channel Chief, Partner Program Guide, and the Network Connectivity Service Partner Program. In addition, the company is renowned throughout the channel for its record 70.3 Net Promoter Score (NPS®), far exceeding the High Tech Global B2B average of 16. Most recently Masergy was named the only Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global.

About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent Software Defined Platform in the world, delivering hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises. Our patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of leading organizations rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy and follow us on our blog Transforming Enterprise IT, Twitter @Masergy, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Bangladesh: Statement on Passbook Submission

DHAKA, February 20, 2017 — The World Bank Group today issued the following statement from Qimiao Fan, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal

“The World Bank is fully cooperating with the National Board of Revenues (NBR) and Customs Intelligence & Investigation Directorate (CIID) to address the issue of the outstanding passbooks.  In response to the CIID’s letter dated 15.2.2017, we have met with CIID and provided detailed information on the 16 passbooks and shared vehicle transfer documents of 11 vehicles, including NBR’s permission and custom clearance to transfer vehicle to another privileged person.  In December 2016 and January 2017, the World Bank returned 35 passbooks including 9 mentioned in the CIID’s letter.  We have sought clarification on one name, which is not in our staff directory.  Today, we have arranged returning of two vehicles, whose transfers are under process after the respective World Bank Group staff either left the country or the World Bank Group.  The World Bank is committed and will continue to fully cooperate with the NBR and CIID to address any non-compliance issue.  We are also reviewing the administrative procedures of the World Bank Dhaka Office to ensure full compliance with national law and regulations.”

Synchrono Highlights Aligning Metrics to Strategy

St. Paul, MN — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — Recent posts on the Demand-Driven Matters blog review manufacturing metrics and provide advice on helping manufacturers focus on measurements they can take action on to improve production performance. The current post, Aligning Metrics to Strategy reviews how metrics drive behavior and how both (metrics and behavior) needs to be in alignment with strategy. According to Mark Davidson of LNS Research, “Largely due to the misalignment of goals and objectives, a considerable number of organizations struggle to realize the full business value that manufacturing can generate.”

In today’s organizations, there are many, competing strategies and objectives. Look at any strategic plan, and there are many initiatives that cover the gambit of popular business systems, such as CRM, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, ERP implementations, Supply Chain implementations, Human Resources employee engagement programs, Safety Programs, etc. There’s no shortage of cost savings and performance enhancing methods to transform organizations. Yet, without a good way to measure them, they will meet a great deal of resistance.

Manufacturers are encouraged to ask themselves: How many new measurements and objectives do we have – and are they all in alignment and driving the desired behavior? The truth is, the pressure for too many measurements creates dysfunction within the organization. And, often when you have too many metrics, at some point they may even work against each other. The result is a contentious and noisy organization that struggles to make any sustainable improvement.

Synchrono works with manufacturers to apply demand-driven methods that align all aspects of their operations in order to drive the optimal rate of production flow. This strategy is backed by a focused set of operational metrics manufacturers can measure and take action on for continuous performance improvement. The company’s white paper, Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action reviews the strategies driving these metrics.

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About Synchrono
Synchrono (http://www.synchrono.com) demand-driven manufacturing software synchronizes complex manufacturing environments in real-time, to drive business results. For almost twenty years, Synchrono systems have helped discrete manufacturers, engineer-to-order manufacturers, and others manage constraints, improve flow and drive on-time production. When integrated under the Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform, lean and demand-driven initiatives achieve new levels of excellence, transforming businesses by synchronizing people, processes, machines, materials, and data to drive production flow from order inception to delivery.

The award winning Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform offers five system components, including a planning, scheduling, and production management system and ekanban software for real-time inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration. The Synchrono Platform has a unique a data collection, historian, and automated workflow engine along with an application that generates automatic alerts, escalation and action plans to minimize disruptions. Perhaps most importantly, this technology platform also includes a real-time visual factory information system. Everyone at every level of a manufacturing organization has access to one version of the truth with a dynamic view of what is happening at every stage of the manufacturing process; from order inception through production and delivery.

Synchrono systems allow for the simultaneous exchange of data across systems and resources, the ability to respond to constraints and changes in demand as they occur, and to predict, pre-empt, and prioritize issues. The Platform components may be implemented independently or collectively to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing an unprecedented foundation for communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Synchrono delivers a competitive edge. Follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog at http://www.synchrono.com/blog and follow Synchrono on Twitter at @Synchrono_News.

Anytime Collect Added to the Intacct Marketplace

CHARDON, OH–(Marketwired – February 20, 2017) – e2b teknologies today announced Anytime Collect (www.anytimecollect.com), its automated accounts receivable software, is now available on the Intacct Marketplace, a growing set of pre-integrated software designed to extend and enhance the Intacct cloud ERP system. Anytime Collect now integrates with Intacct allowing businesses to centralize their accounts receivable information.

Anytime Collect streamlines processes by sending automated emails, collection letters, past due notices and welcome letters to new customers, saving up to 600 hours of time typically spent manually sending emails. Customers have the ability to pay with online bill pay through a secure hyperlink accessing a customer portal. Users can prioritize their collection efforts, letting them know who to call and when. By eliminating manual tasks, collectors are able to spend more time building relationships with customers rather than sending emails and figuring out who to contact regarding outstanding issues.

“Working with Intacct on the integration and representing our product in the Intacct Marketplace has been a great experience and we look forward to continuing this relationship,” said Bill Henslee CEO of e2b teknologies. “The Intacct Marketplace provides us with an easy way to get our solution in front of Intacct customers and help them to automate their accounts receivable process to get paid faster.”

The Intacct Marketplace has hundreds of complementary software solutions and integrations available to Intacct users. About 75 percent of Intacct customers have already connected two or more Marketplace solutions with their Intacct system, extending the value of Intacct and helping to further streamline processes to grow their business faster.

“We’ve focused on building a cloud ERP system that is open and offers the ability to easily connect with other business software,” said Marc Linden, CFO and Head of Business Development at Intacct. “The connection between Anytime Collect and Intacct enables joint customers to further streamline their financial processes and get additional value from the Intacct system. Finance teams at mid-sized companies need to run lean and this frees up time by eliminating inefficiencies and driving increased automation into their back-office processes.”

About Intacct
Intacct is the innovation and customer satisfaction leader in cloud ERP software. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s innovative and award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. In use by more than 11,000 organizations from startups to public companies, Intacct is designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers also offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, cash management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation, revenue recognition, subscription billing, contract management, project accounting, fund accounting, inventory management, and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.

About Anytime Collect
Anytime Collect (www.anytimecollect.com) by e2b teknologies is a leading cloud-based accounts receivables credit and collections management system integrated to popular ERP accounting software. Anytime Collect is designed specifically for businesses selling to other businesses on credit terms to streamline and automate the entire accounts receivable credit and collections process from invoice to cash. Available in four editions and five languages, Anytime Collect includes invoice dispute management, cash forecasting, business intelligence, automated customer communications, online bill payment, and credit management allowing most companies to realize a return on investment in as little as two months.

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