Acumatica’s Commerce Edition Momentum Accelerates with Magento Partnership

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, today announced a new Magento Technology Partnership that combines Acumatica’s expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with commerce expertise from Magento Commerce, the #1 provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000.  Together, Magento Commerce and Acumatica offer an end-to-end commerce solution that integrates the store front with the back-office, increasing operational efficiency and seamlessly managing orders, inventory, fulfillment, returns, customer support and accounting all from one integrated dashboard. This strategic partnership between Magento Commerce and Acumatica also combines the leading shared source solutions for both commerce and ERP.

„Our progress has been strong since launching Commerce Edition at the annual Acumatica Summit four short months ago,” said Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica. „Our partners Magento Commerce and Kensium were both there on stage there with me, and since then customers across a variety of industries have been rapidly adopting this affordable solution for integrated management across their businesses, turning challenges into opportunities for efficiency, insight and growth.”

Acumatica worked closely with Kensium and Magento Commerce to create Commerce Edition.  It incorporates certified Acumatica extensions and back-office tools into a single eCommerce package.  Merchants can now  get to market faster  with an integrated Acumatica solution and Magento Commerce store through the proven two-way connector provided by Kensium, Acumatica’s preferred eCommerce solution integration partner. It is an ideal retail solution that combines on-line, store front and back office for companies looking to improve the in-store experience and automating how online orders are taken and fulfilled. Designed with flexibility to accommodate the needs of a single location or multi-channel sellers, Acumatica Commerce Edition brings everything together in one integrated solution to improve the buying experience and encourage repeat customers.

„We’ve been excited to be a pioneer for Acumatica’s Commerce edition,” says Jeff McRitchie, Vice President of Marketing for MyBinding.com and an early Acumatica Commerce Edition customer.  „We decided on Acumatica because we were looking for an ERP that could act as a backbone for our other systems. Something that would integrate with our eCommerce platform, our warehouse management solution, and business intelligence reporting suites.”

„Magento is pleased to see such great early demand for this offering,” said Ryan Murden, Head of Business Development, Magento.  „It’s one more way in which Magento’s digital commerce platform helps merchants achieve their omnichannel objectives.  The Acumatica Commerce Edition offers deep integration and functionality to drive faster time to market and growth.”

Visit Acumatica’s booth #229 June 6-9 at the IRCE in Chicago.
Visit Magento’s booth #929 June 6-9 at the IRCE in Chicago.

About Acumatica

Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com.

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Kx Technology Selected by 3DEO to Target High Value Earth Observation Market

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • 3DEO to provide unique 3D modelling and analytics of Earth Observation data  
  • Kx selected as analytics platform for real-time capture, processing and visualisation using VR and AR techniques  
  • Multiple commercial opportunities across sectors including agriculture, maritime surveillance, mining and disaster risk management  
  • Kx and 3DEO combine to disrupt a high growth market valued at $6bn by 2025  

Global technology specialist, FD, today announces that Earth Observation specialist 3DEO has selected its Kx technology to provide rapid analysis of data from satellites, aerial platforms and Unmanned Air Vehicles for multiple commercial markets. Under the agreement, the Kx technology platform will be used for the real-time capture, processing and visualisation of vast quantities of data to enable 3DEO to target a multi-billion dollar market opportunity in Earth Observation (EO) data.

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3DEO implements a faster way to collect and understand imagery data, as well as providing a unique immersive way to visualise 3D satellite images using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and proximity techniques. Data can be ingested from a range of sources including satellites, airborne imagery such as shuttles, drones and high altitude balloons and combined with other data sources such as topographical, meteorological and simulated data.  3DEO’s team of data scientists provides rapid 3D modelling and analytics for industries ranging from forestry and agricultural production to defence and maritime surveillance, where imagery from space can deliver valuable insights that terrestrial data alone cannot provide. The global market for EO data and value added services is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2025, according to market consultants NSR.

The combination of Kx technology and 3DEO’s expertise in the sector provides a unique competitive advantage by dramatically increasing the volume and velocity of data that can be processed when compared to other platforms. Kx’s ability to work with complementary technologies such as the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library suite makes it an excellent platform for further development.

Andrew MacPherson, CEO of 3DEO, commented: „Detailed, accurate and current 3D Earth Observation imagery has the potential to transform a wide variety of industries. To do so requires an analytics platform capable of dealing with large volumes of data very quickly, and Kx technology is ideal for this purpose. Combine this with the support of FD and we are making real progress towards building a significant presence in this developing, high value market.”

Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer of FD, commented: „3DEO is a highly innovative business which provides unique insights and use cases across multiple markets. By applying the power of Kx to their data they are able to deliver these benefits in a more timely and scalable manner. We are delighted to work with them as they commercialise this unique market offering.”

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Bats Launching New Regional European Indices

– 18 new indices planned to launch 19 June, including Bats Eurozone 50 and Bats Europe All Companies

– One year since launching its index business, Bats offers full benchmark index coverage across Europe

– Bats Indices provide easy and accurate comparisons across markets, geographies and sectors

– Bats also introduces further discounted fee options and no annual increase to its fees this year

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bats Europe (Bats), a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company and the region’s largest equities exchange operator, today announced it will expand its European index franchise with the planned launch of 18 new regional European benchmark indices, which include the Bats Eurozone 50, Bats Nordic 40 and Bats Europe All Companies.

The new indices, which are planned to launch on 19 June 2017, bring further choice to the index market in Europe, providing investors and market participants with a real-time, high-quality, low-cost alternative to existing benchmarks. The indices have performed closely in line with comparable benchmarks and are designed and managed under the same set of consistent Bats’ rules used to create all of Bats’ benchmark indices, valued using Bats’ own market data and utilising the same start date and base value. This allows users to easily and accurately compare market, region and sector performance across Europe.

Mark Hemsley, President of CBOE Europe, said: „We’ve built a very strong foundation for our indices business since our launch one year ago and have been encouraged by the positive response and support we have from market participants looking for a better solution for their indexing needs.”

Guy Simpkin, Head of Business Development, Bats Europe, said: „Launching these new regional benchmark indices enables us to provide customers with a single alternative solution to their benchmark needs across all European markets, with indices that are highly correlated with their peers, but systematic in approach and significantly less expensive to use.” 

The 18 new indices include the following regional indices, as well as 12 European sector indices:

Index Name

Ticker

(Price Return)

Description

Correlation since launch with peer benchmark

Bats Eurozone 50

BEZ50P

Largest 50 European companies by market cap, with primary listing in Euros

99.90%

Bats Eurozone All Companies

BEZACP

All constituents of Bats Europe National Market Indices (large cap), with primary listing in Euros

99.99%

Bats Europe 50

BEP50P

Largest 50 European companies by market cap, regardless of primary listing currency

99.56%

Bats Europe All Companies

BEPACP

All constituents of all Bats Europe National Market Indices (large cap)

99.98%

Bats Europe All Companies ex UK

BEPXUKP

Bats Europe All Companies index excluding UK index constituents

99.99%

Bats Nordic 40

BNORD40P

Largest 40 issuers from Finland, Sweden, Denmark or Norway by market cap

99.80%

Bats launched its index business in June 2016 and now offers 57 indices (calculated in both price and net total return) across 15 markets including 25 national indices, five pan-European indices, one pan-Nordic index, 24 sector indices (12 UK sector indices, 12 European sector indices), and two Bats Brexit 50/50 Indices. A full list of Bats indices is available here. In addition to existing multi-year discounts, Bats is introducing further discounts to licensees of multiple indices and announcing it will not apply an annual increase to its index fees this year.

Customers across Europe ranging from asset managers, retail and institutional investors, investment banks, vendors and media, are using Bats index data for various needs including benchmarking, analytics, product creation and real-time presentation of market performance to inform investors and traders. The Bats Indices also provide a solution to participants needing to meet their regulatory obligations under Article 28 of the forthcoming Benchmark Regulations and under BCBS’ Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB).

Customers have been attracted to the straightforward and simplified index licensing arrangements for the Bats Indices. Bats provides transparent pricing, and since the indices are based on Bats’ own market data, the company has the ability to commit to keeping fees low into the future. All Bats indices are currently available free of charge to media clients to distribute in real time. The indices are also free of charge to vendors and for benchmarking purposes.

Additional information is available on the Bats Indices website.

About Bats Europe

Bats Europe, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, is Europe’s largest equities exchange by volume traded and offers trading in more than 5,500 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, Bats Europe’s leading trade reporting service, BXTR, reports the majority of OTC equity market trading executed in Europe.

Bats Europe is the brand name of Bats Trading Limited, a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About CBOE Holdings, Inc.

CBOE Holdings (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE), owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange and other subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies and a leader in providing investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions. With 14 trading venues, CBOE offers trading across a diverse range of products, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded funds, and multi-asset volatility and global FX products. www.cboe.com.

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CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange® and BATS® are registered trademarks in the U.S. and throughout the world, and CBOE Futures ExchangeSM is a service mark of CBOE Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.  

Bats, a CBOE Holdings company, and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. You cannot invest directly in an index. Correlation based on historical data is not indicative of future correlation. This press release speaks only as of this date. Bats disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Nothing in this announcement should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any shares of the portfolio in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Nothing contained in this communication constitutes tax, legal or investment advice. Investors must consult their tax adviser or legal counsel for advice and information concerning their particular situation.

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Integration of Integral Ad Science Technology Ensures ADYOULIKE Native Ad Impressions Are Protected From Fraud

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Real-time anti-fraud analysis ensures advertisers get only quality traffic across their digital native ad inventory 

ADYOULIKE, the global artificial intelligence driven native advertising platform, today announced the integration of anti-fraud technology from Integral Ad Science (IAS), the data and technology company that empowers the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere. The integration protects advertisers using the ADYOULIKE platform from incurring the costs of illegal bot activity, fraudulent URLs and other page-level fraud. According to the World Federation of Advertisers these activities will be responsible for a loss of approximately $50B worldwide by 2025.

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By combining IAS’ rigorously-tested, proprietary technology with its IBM Watson artificial intelligence-powered brand safety solution, ADYOULIKE now offers an unprecedented level of confidence to advertisers. The IAS technology protects ads from being placed on fraudulent properties and bot-driven traffic, while the ADYOULIKE AI technology ensures placements are relevant based on content and sentiment.

„Bringing IAS technology into our solution is a big move for us, enabling our platform to better combat two of the biggest challenges to our industry: ad fatigue and ad fraud,” stated Francis Turner, U.S. General Manager & Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of ADYOULIKE. „With the built-in assurance that you’re getting real traffic from real people and the knowledge that every ad appears where it is contextually relevant, we feel we’ve now got the safest platform as well as the most effective way to advertising.”

„We’re excited to partner with ADYOULIKE to deliver quality, fraud free traffic across native impressions,” said Yann Le Roux, Managing Director, at Integral Ad Science France. „This partnership provides ADYOULIKE’s clients with confidence that their impressions are protected from fraud.”

About ADYOULIKE 

ADYOULIKE is a pioneer in native advertising technology offering programmatic solutions that enable brands to scale campaigns across premium and niche properties while ensuring publishers maximize the value of their inventory. The company’s innovative solutions, developed by a team of experts and engineers in s „Native Lab,” have earned honors including BPI France Excellence, Pass French Tech, The Everline Future 50, The BIMA Hot 100, the Inc. 5000 Europe and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA.  Since inception in 2011, the company has grown to operate in over 18 countries worldwide. A member of the IAB in the UK, US and Europe, ADYOULIKE is funded by Banexi Ventures, BNP Paribas and Kima Venture. For additional information, visit http://www.ADYOULIKE.com.

About Integral Ad Science  

Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global technology and data company that builds verification, optimisation, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere, on every device. We solve the most pressing problems for brands, agencies, publishers, and technology companies by verifying that every impression has the opportunity to be effective, optimising towards opportunities to consistently improve results, and analysing digital’s impact on consumer actions. Built on data science and engineering, IAS is headquartered in New York with global operations in twelve countries. Our growth and innovation have been recognised in Inc. 500, Crain’s Fast 50, Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies, and I-COM’s Smart Data Marketing Technology Company. Learn more at http://www.integralads.com.

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The B2B Marketing Lab Becomes the First & Only Hubspot Diamond Partner in the UK

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Digital Marketing Consultancy is rewarded for continued success in delivering excellence in lead generation and marketing automation programmes 

The B2B Marketing Lab (B2BML) – http://www.b2bml.com – a digital marketing consultancy specialising in sales lead generation, customer acquisition and client engagement through best practice in Inbound Marketing programmes – has become the first and only HubSpot Diamond Partner in the UK. The B2B Marketing Lab (B2BML) is one of longest established HubSpot partners in Europe and the largest and most accredited HubSpot Partner in the UK, with more than 50 HubSpot licences sold and over 100 HubSpot accreditations.

B2BML has enjoyed a very successful period of expansion since becoming a HubSpot Platinum Partner in February 2016; opening its Singapore office in March 2017 to target the Asia-Pacific market and now being the first UK HubSpot Partner to reach the Diamond Tier of the HubSpot Partner Programme.

According to HubSpot the Partner Tier Program is designed to recognise ‚Agency Partners who have not only brought the Inbound message to the most clients, but also those who have executed Inbound Marketing services to the highest standards’.

Verity Dearsley, Managing Director of The B2B Marketing Lab comments, „Being the first UK partner to reach HubSpot Diamond status is a proud moment in the history of our consultancy. The dedication, drive and quality of service provided by our team has been outstanding. In just five years we’ve risen through the ranks of the HubSpot Partner Tier Programme from Gold, to Platinum and now to Diamond. Who knows what the next four years can bring and we feel sure that a new Tier will open up to keep us focused onwards and upwards!”

B2BML implements and manages successful Inbound Marketing, lead nurturing and marketing automation programmes on behalf of UK and US B2B businesses both in Europe and Asia-Pac, incorporating all aspects of HubSpot marketing and sales productivity improvement.

Brian Halligan, Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot, comments, „As the first Diamond Partner in the UK, The B2B Marketing Lab has proven its dedication to transforming its business into a full-service digital agency. We always enjoy working with such a team of hard-working and inbound-minded individuals, and look forward to seeing what The B2B Marketing Lab can achieve in this next level of partnership.”

By using HubSpot to help its clients attract visitors, convert leads and close business, B2BML has consistently surpassed benchmarks including monthly recurring revenues, sales, customer retention, software engagement and actual Inbound Marketing success.

Dearsley continues, „Our team of HubSpot accredited consultants use their experience, coupled with their detailed knowledge of the software, and apply it to B2B lead generation marketing processes to deliver campaigns that really work and generate revenue. We tailor our campaigns to match our client’s budgets and business objectives, making sure that we attract, convert, close and delight our customers’ prospects.”

About The B2B Marketing Lab  www.b2bml.com

The B2B Marketing Lab is the first and only HubSpot Diamond Partner in the UK. This international Inbound Marketing consultancy is based in London, S.E.1. and also has offices in Singapore.

Founded in 2012, as part of The itpr Group, the business has grown almost exponentially – and helps B2B organisations to transform their digital marketing strategy through Inbound Marketing and HubSpot. The B2B Marketing Lab provides services and consultancy in lead generation, content marketing, lead nurturing, website design & build, and demand generation services.

The B2B Marketing Lab is 100% Inbound, 1,000% HubSpot!

For more information, please visit:

itpr

http://www.itpr.co.uk/

The B2B Marketing Lab

http://www.b2bml.com

For enquiries please contact:
E: b2b2mlPR@itpr.co.uk

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CNA Hardy Announces New European Union Subsidiary In Luxembourg

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CNA Hardy, a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, has announced its intention to establish a new European subsidiary in Luxembourg.

David Brosnan, CEO of CNA Hardy said: „We are in the business of providing certainty for our customers, and in an increasingly uncertain political environment, we must ensure we act now to provide continuity to our employees, customers and brokers. Luxembourg is the optimum jurisdiction for our European Union base due to its geographic location between three of our Continental European offices, its stable economic and political environment and the professional approach of the Luxembourg regulator. We will be recruiting a local management team to be based in Luxembourg, comprising risk, finance and compliance functions.”

Dino Robusto, Chairman and CEO of CNA said: „After the result of the referendum last year, we began planning to ensure we maintained our ability to write and service European Union business. We are committed to our operations within Europe, and building upon our global reach. Establishing a new subsidiary in Luxembourg will enhance our ability to do just that.”

The process of establishment is already underway, and expected to be complete by early 2019.

About CNA Hardy
CNA Hardy, acting through Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and CNA Insurance Company Limited, independent wholly-owned UK subsidiaries, are a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within both the Lloyd’s and company markets. For more information, please visit CNA Hardy at www.cnahardy.com.
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Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the 14th largest commercial insurance in the U.S. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. „CNA” is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the „CNA” service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.
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CNA Insurance Company Limited (company registration number 950) and Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited (company registration number 1264271) are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (firm reference number 202777 and 204843 respectively). CNA Services (UK) Limited (registered number 8836589). ‚CNAHardy’ is a trading name of CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Group PLC (which includes Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and Hardy Underwriting Asia PTE). VAT registration number 667557779.
The above companies are all registered in England with their registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY.
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CNA Hardy Announces New European Union Subsidiary In Luxembourg

LONDON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CNA Hardy, a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, has announced its intention to establish a new European subsidiary in Luxembourg.

David Brosnan, CEO of CNA Hardy said: „We are in the business of providing certainty for our customers, and in an increasingly uncertain political environment, we must ensure we act now to provide continuity to our employees, customers and brokers. Luxembourg is the optimum jurisdiction for our European Union base due to its geographic location between three of our Continental European offices, its stable economic and political environment and the professional approach of the Luxembourg regulator. We will be recruiting a local management team to be based in Luxembourg, comprising risk, finance and compliance functions.”

Dino Robusto, Chairman and CEO of CNA said: „After the result of the referendum last year, we began planning to ensure we maintained our ability to write and service European Union business. We are committed to our operations within Europe, and building upon our global reach. Establishing a new subsidiary in Luxembourg will enhance our ability to do just that.”

The process of establishment is already underway, and expected to be complete by early 2019.

About CNA Hardy
CNA Hardy, acting through Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and CNA Insurance Company Limited, independent wholly-owned UK subsidiaries, are a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within both the Lloyd’s and company markets. For more information, please visit CNA Hardy at www.cnahardy.com.
Follow CNA Hardy on: LinkedIn

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the 14th largest commercial insurance in the U.S. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. „CNA” is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the „CNA” service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.
Follow CNA on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube

CNA Insurance Company Limited (company registration number 950) and Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited (company registration number 1264271) are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (firm reference number 202777 and 204843 respectively). CNA Services (UK) Limited (registered number 8836589). ‚CNAHardy’ is a trading name of CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Group PLC (which includes Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and Hardy Underwriting Asia PTE). VAT registration number 667557779.
The above companies are all registered in England with their registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY.
Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7743 6800 Facsimile: +44 (0)20 7743 6801

CONTACT:
Georgina Peters-Venzano I 02076454968 / 07739448121
Nicole Drummond Smith I 0207 645 4992 / 07736621859

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Thales Joins Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project managed by The Linux Foundation that collaboratively works to improve the security and resilience of critical open source projects, today announced that Thales is joining as a new gold member.

A leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, Thales offers advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. It is recognized for its deep information and cryptographic security expertise that enables organizations to confidently accelerate their digital transformation. Thales technology is found right across the enterprise, in financial services, retail, healthcare and government and secures more than 80% of debit card transactions around the world.

The CII’s mission is to ensure that the open source code that underpins business today is secure and resilient. Many of the world’s largest technology companies already belong to CII, and Thales is the first global security business to join the initiative.

„CII is incredibly excited to see our membership base expand and add a security-focused company like Thales, which has a vast understanding of the complex information technology demands we face in today’s digital world,” said Nicko van Someren, CII Executive Director. „Its investment validates the importance of CII and is a great vindication of our work to security harden open source infrastructure to combat today’s complicated threat landscape.”

„Thales has implemented open source building blocks and standards both internally and for customers for two decades,” said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales e-Security. „Open Source in general and Linux in particular have become core to delivery of modern products and system, offering distinct utility, cost and performance advantages that we increasingly leverage to solve real-world problems. By joining CII we can bring our expertise and focus on security to bear on strengthening core open source infrastructure and working to eliminate the security weaknesses that can emerge from less well maintained or directed inclusion of Open Source technology into products and infrastructure in the Cloud and IoT era. This shared vision of Thales and the Linux Foundation is critical to Thales’s strategic development objectives, our ability to serve our customers, and to improving the state of the Connected World more generally.”

CII recently celebrated its three-year anniversary and announced a new governance structure to enable it to scale up its operations going forward.

About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that company and government data is secure and trusted in any environment – on premise, in the cloud, in data centers and in big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn’t just reduce risk, it’s an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and with the internet of things (IoT) even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged user control and meeting the highest standards of certification for high assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization’s digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About The Core Infrastructure Initiative
CII is a multimillion-dollar project that funds and supports critical open source elements of the global information infrastructure. It is organized by The Linux Foundation and supported by Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, NEC, salesforce.com, and VMware. Moving beyond funding projects, CII is introducing preemptive tools and programs to help the open source ecosystem and the companies who support it deploy secure coding practices. For more information, please visit: https://www.coreinfrastructure.org/.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at http://www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. OpenDaylight is a trademark of the OpenDaylight Project, Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Thales Joins Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project managed by The Linux Foundation that collaboratively works to improve the security and resilience of critical open source projects, today announced that Thales is joining as a new gold member.

A leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, Thales offers advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. It is recognized for its deep information and cryptographic security expertise that enables organizations to confidently accelerate their digital transformation. Thales technology is found right across the enterprise, in financial services, retail, healthcare and government and secures more than 80% of debit card transactions around the world.

The CII’s mission is to ensure that the open source code that underpins business today is secure and resilient. Many of the world’s largest technology companies already belong to CII, and Thales is the first global security business to join the initiative.

„CII is incredibly excited to see our membership base expand and add a security-focused company like Thales, which has a vast understanding of the complex information technology demands we face in today’s digital world,” said Nicko van Someren, CII Executive Director. „Its investment validates the importance of CII and is a great vindication of our work to security harden open source infrastructure to combat today’s complicated threat landscape.”

„Thales has implemented open source building blocks and standards both internally and for customers for two decades,” said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales e-Security. „Open Source in general and Linux in particular have become core to delivery of modern products and system, offering distinct utility, cost and performance advantages that we increasingly leverage to solve real-world problems. By joining CII we can bring our expertise and focus on security to bear on strengthening core open source infrastructure and working to eliminate the security weaknesses that can emerge from less well maintained or directed inclusion of Open Source technology into products and infrastructure in the Cloud and IoT era. This shared vision of Thales and the Linux Foundation is critical to Thales’s strategic development objectives, our ability to serve our customers, and to improving the state of the Connected World more generally.”

CII recently celebrated its three-year anniversary and announced a new governance structure to enable it to scale up its operations going forward.

About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that company and government data is secure and trusted in any environment – on premise, in the cloud, in data centers and in big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn’t just reduce risk, it’s an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and with the internet of things (IoT) even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged user control and meeting the highest standards of certification for high assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization’s digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About The Core Infrastructure Initiative
CII is a multimillion-dollar project that funds and supports critical open source elements of the global information infrastructure. It is organized by The Linux Foundation and supported by Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, NEC, salesforce.com, and VMware. Moving beyond funding projects, CII is introducing preemptive tools and programs to help the open source ecosystem and the companies who support it deploy secure coding practices. For more information, please visit: https://www.coreinfrastructure.org/.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at http://www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. OpenDaylight is a trademark of the OpenDaylight Project, Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Swiss-owned Company Artentika Patents Technology Against Art Fraud

LUGANO, Switzerland, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

In a major step to end counterfeit art, Artentika (Pty) Ltd, a South African start-up controlled by Swiss interests, announces that it has just filed for patents on two ground-breaking technologies developed to determine whether an objet d’art is authentic.

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According to Artentika’s CEO, Albertus Geldenhuys: „Our inventions use either quantum technology or DNA, combined with other techniques, to produce a composite rendering of the work. The artist’s interaction with his or her tools and materials yields a distinctive ‚fingerprint’; when the molecular composition of the materials is added, one obtains a unique, multi-factor ‚artomatrix™’ that is impossible to replicate.”

Geldenhuys and his team have decades of experience of fingerprint biometrics in large forensic systems and access control installations, having deployed them both in third-world and high-tech environments. „Thanks to our unique ability to extract useful data from virtually undetectable fingerprints, FIFA – via an associate company – chose us to install a fingerprint access control system at its Zurich head office,” Geldenhuys said. Equally drawn to quantum technology, Geldenhuys co-invented and patented several technologies in object and human authentication. „Four years ago, however, it was automated fingerprint identification that prompted us to research an Automated Art Authentication System (AAAS)™,” he explains.

Artentika makes use of portable devices to allow the collection of data in the field. Geldenhuys stresses that „it is onerous and costly to transfer a painting from a residence, office or bonded store to a laboratory, and there is always the risk of damage, theft or substitution. If we choose the quantum route, we use a multi-functional device the size of a suitcase. A scan takes less than four minutes. Subsequently, we create a reference database by scanning several works by the same artist, and compare the work under investigation to this database. We issue our report within 24 hours. If it is necessary to use DNA, for example when no additional works exist or if they are inaccessible, the process is more time-consuming and could require days or even months.”

Artentika’s Swiss Art Authentication Service will be available this fall. Apart from collectors, the company expects its clients to be museums, auction houses, financial institutions, insurance companies, and government agencies. „We are certainly looking forward to solving some of the world’s most tantalising art mysteries,” Geldenhuys concludes.

http://www.artentika.art

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