Technology

October 20, 2018

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Founders Factory to build and scale African technology startups

London-based startup accelerator Founders Factory has partnered with Standard Bank to launch its first international location in Johannesburg, South Africa to build and scale further 100 technology startups.

The accelerator has teamed up with Roo Rogers who will become CEO of Founders Factory Africa. Roo, a former partner at renowned design agency fuseproject and leader of the US & UK government-backed Spring accelerator, brings extensive experience"...

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October 19, 2018

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New Industry Research Shows Augmented Reality Adopters Have Best-in-Class Performance Related to Factory Operations, Service, and Training

(AETOS Wire)-- PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced from Augmented World Expo (AWE) Europe 2018 the availability of new research in conjunction with Aberdeen Group titled, “How the Best-in-Class Use Augmented Reality for Superior Service Management.” The comprehensive research study and corresponding report identifies significant financial improvements realized by industrial companies embracing augmented reality (AR), and provides best practices for unlocking the potential of the technology across various environments. In addition to the report published today, PTC announced exclusive data from Aberdeen that shows that organizations using AR have experienced significant year-over-year business growth and have improved their bottom lines dramatically. “The rapid pace of the global market, digital transformation, and increasing shortage of highly skilled workers have produced a disruptive threat for businesses,” said Tom Paquin, research analyst, Aberdeen Group. “However, as evidenced by our latest report with PTC, companies that invest in......

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October 18, 2018

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Intelsat and Q-KON enable large-scale broadband access in Africa

Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.

Combining a cloud-based management platform with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial networks, the IntelsatOne Flex platform will enable Q-KON to rapidly deploy high-quality"...

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October 18, 2018

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AIMS launches novel masters in machine intelligence, a first in Africa

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) at its AIMS Rwanda Campus in partnership with Facebook and Google.

AMMI is novel one-year intensive foundational masters that will offer Africa's talented scientists and innovators world class training in machine intelligence, preparing them to think about new ways to solve local and global challenges.

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October 18, 2018

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Lenovo and Scale Computing Collaborate to Solve Edge Infrastructure Challenges for Retailers

• Joint solution is ideal for retailers with multiple store locations and minimal on-site IT support

• Scalable, state-of-the art solution is easy to manage and cost effective, replacing complex and expensive on-premise infrastructure

• Modernizes store infrastructure allowing retailers to combine IT and OT domains

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a Global Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent"...

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October 18, 2018

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New Open Applications Advance Comprehensive Modeling Environment for Multidiscipline Collaboration

The Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today launched OpenSite Designer, a built-for-purpose application for the design and construction of civil site projects. It also launched OpenBuildings, bringing together its AECOsim building design and Speedikon factory and industrial design applications; and announced the availability of OpenBuildings Station"...

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October 17, 2018

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Internet Solutions introduces consumption-based bandwidth service

Enterprises can now pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. This follows the launch of a consumption-based billing service dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions.

The solution, which is now available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria and Ghana, is expected to help companies cut down on the overheads experienced during downtime and off-peak seasons.

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October 17, 2018

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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch New Series All Things IoT about Technology Redefining How We Live

(AETOS Wire)-- Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video introducing All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The All Things IoT series is sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Digi International, Maxim Integrated, Murata and TE Connectivity. In the new video, Imahara and Mouser explore the complexities of life rooted in the Internet of Things (IoT), starting with a visit to a smart tiny house. There, Imahara discovers how home automation enhances comfort in smaller spaces while lowering energy costs. Imahara then travels to the HPE IoT Innovation Lab to learn about wide-scale benefits of All Things IoT — from a power company’s use of smart meters to a petrochemical company’s sensor-based “Refinery of the Future.” “IoT is poised to change how we interact with our environment, from small corners of our homes to massive urban spaces,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “These......

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October 17, 2018

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9 in 10 Enterprises Report Gaps Between the Cybersecurity Culture They Have and the One They Want

(AETOS Wire)-- With cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate worldwide, the ISACA/CMMI Institute Cybersecurity Culture Report found that just 5 percent of employees think their organization’s cybersecurity culture is as advanced as it needs to be to protect their business from internal and external threats. More than 4,800 business and technology professionals shared their insights in the global research study, conducted via online polling in June 2018. Results were released today at ISACA’s CSX North America cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity culture is a workplace culture in which security awareness and behaviors are integrated into everyone’s daily operations, as well as an executive leadership priority. In a threat-ripe environment, an effective cybersecurity culture can help employees understand their roles and responsibilities in keeping their organizations safe and customer data secure. However, just 34 percent of respondents say they understand their role in their organizations’ cyber culture. Companies must take......

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October 17, 2018

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Event Software Company Aventri Acquires ITN International

(AETOS Wire)-- Leading event management software company Aventri announced the acquisition of ITN International, the industry leader in NFC, mobile and cloud-based technology. With the acquisition of ITN, Aventri will broaden its technology and service offerings, expanding its global reach and the events that they support. Servicing annually 125 events, 10,000 exhibitors and 1.5 million attendees, ITN serves event producers by combining technology with personalized professional services to optimize events. A look at their product set includes: Online registration system with speaker management, agenda builder, session scheduling, and more. Onsite services include NFC badges, check-in stations, lead retrieval, apps, RFID scanning and more. Data visualization tools with advanced reporting and analytics around registration, badge activity and scans. “The acquisition of ITN as a global provider of cloud-based event management solutions is a major growth opportunity for Aventri,” says Oni Chukwu, CEO of Aventri. “Aventri will significantly extend......

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