Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08
Vinaphone to benefit from market leading security & monetisation solution
27 October 2016, Malta: Go-to partner in A2P monetisation and revenue assurance for mobile operators, HAUD, is now providing its market leading SMS and SS7 solution to Vinaphone, one of the largest mobile network operators (MNOs) in Vietnam.
Vinaphone, with its 23.3m subscriber base, will benefit from HAUD’s A2P monetisation solution; enabling new revenues to be raised from international A2P traffic. HAUD’s A2P monetisation solution will protect the operator’s revenues from leakage, while protecting the Vietnamese subscribers from fraudulent attacks over SMS, a fast-growing type of telecoms fraud.
Steven Sammut, COO of HAUD, said: “The combination of HAUD’s technical experience and local knowledge ensured an almost immediate generation of additional messaging revenue for Vinaphone.”
“Working with Vinaphone brings this market leading protection to 23m further subscribers, and continues HAUD’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. With the GSMA predicting the region to grow by 600m subscribers by 2020, it is hugely important that MNOs take the necessary steps to ensure that they are protected. Subscribers must also be protected from SMS and SS7 attacks – with recent high profile examples of compromised Facebook and WhatsApp accounts demonstrating the importance of guarding against these vulnerabilities. Following other agreements in the region, this deal is a further vote of confidence in our monetisation and security expertise.”
For further information on the services HAUD offers, visit www.HAUD.com.
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HAUD provides mobile network operators with a complete service to detect fraud, filter spam and protect revenues. HAUD puts operators in control of their networks with flexible solutions, unrivalled expertise and round-the-clock customer support. The proprietary technology safeguards revenue from unsolicited and unresolved telecommunications traffic, enhancing network security and enriches customer experience.
HAUD’s portfolio of modular services and solutions can be deployed in custom configurations, providing operators with flexible and robust protection to meet precise requirements.
Headquartered in Malta and with offices positioned globally, HAUD offers traffic audits, system trials and various pricing models. Visit www.haud.com for further information.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15
New interface improves user experience for mobile workers
Macro 4, a division of UNICOM® Global, has launched a new version of Tubes, its mainframe session management software, with a mobile-friendly interface that gives tablet and smartphone users a better experience when accessing mainframe applications on the move. The new user interface, which features tiles, bright colors and graphics to make navigation between applications easier on a mobile or touchscreen device, will be instantly familiar to users of other tile-based systems such as Windows® 10.
The new mobile-friendly interface is the second browser interface launched by Macro 4. Users can switch between the two with a single click to select whichever screen layout they prefer. The new mobile dashboard gives an at-a-glance view of all mainframe applications the user can access, with icons to make individual applications instantly recognizable, even on a small screen. Users can customize their dashboard by selecting familiar and memorable images to represent the applications they regularly access. Tubes also comes with a classic list-based interface which displays more detail and is therefore ideally suited to larger screens. Both interfaces work with a touchscreen or mouse.
“Our customers told us they wanted an easier way to provide secure web and mobile access to their mainframe applications,” said Keith Banham, Mainframe R&D Manager at Macro 4. “So in addition to the ‘green screen’ 3270 and Eclipse interfaces that come as standard with Tubes, we’re giving customers a choice of two ways to access their mainframe applications in a browser. This latest interface was designed with mobile users in mind but both interfaces are completely interchangeable so users can switch around at will and find what works best for them. In either case it’s a great user experience, with simple navigation and time-saving features such as drop-down menus. Compared with a 3270 command-driven interface it is much easier to use and we’ve found that it increases productivity for everyone – even experienced mainframers.”
The Tubes session manager has comprehensive mainframe security features, including integration with external security products such as RACF®, to ensure that users can only access the applications for which they are authorized. This in-built security applies equally to 3270, Eclipse and browser access, so there is no need for companies to set up additional security systems to support web and mobile users.
“Many companies have a large number of applications they want to open up to web and mobile access, but they don’t have the time and resources to build individual web interfaces for all of them,” said Banham. “Tubes’ web and mobile interfaces provide an instant shortcut – a way of web enabling applications without any development work for the hard-pressed IT department. Companies can also make significant cost savings because they no longer have to install terminal emulation software to access mainframe applications on a PC – all you need is a browser.”
The latest features are part of an active development program focused on using session management as an enabler for modernization, as Banham explained: “Any company running multiple mainframe applications needs a session manager. We wanted to build on those core session management capabilities to deliver even more value to businesses. Web and mobile access is a big part of that. Our approach encourages companies to take a fresh look at session management and question whether what they use today is still fit for purpose.”
For IBM mainframe customers who are considering moving to a new session manager, Macro 4 can help to complete the switch within days and with minimal effort for commonly used session managers.
Tubes is a leading session management solution that provides secure, flexible, user-friendly access to mainframe applications. From a single sign-on, Tubes delivers concurrent multi-session application support. Users can switch easily from one application session to another, with no loss of context, leading to greater efficiency and productivity. The software includes a comprehensive suite of features, including a range of user interfaces (web, mobile, 3270 and Eclipse); online and batch administration capabilities; application performance monitoring; and powerful helpdesk facilities.
About Macro 4 www.macro4.com
Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, develops software solutions that accelerate business transformation. Macro 4’s cross-platform enterprise information management solutions make it easy for companies to go digital, personalize customer communications and unlock the value of their corporate content. Macro 4 solutions for application lifecycle management, session management and performance optimization are used by many of the world’s largest enterprises to modernize their mainframe applications and development processes.
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UNICOM Global consists of more than forty (40) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to partners worldwide, and is continually focused on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Visit UNICOM’s websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that the Company offers:
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09
Snaplytics platform serves marketers from range of customers including Ben & Jerry’s, Marriott, Vodafone and others which are building native channels on Snapchat
October 26, 2016 — Copenhagen, Denmark — As one of the fastest growing social platforms, Snapchat is an exciting and influential outlet for brands and agencies. But getting the data required to understand the reach and the success of any native Snapchat story is tedious and complex since the content disappears in 24 hours. To address this problem and provide actionable Snapchat data, today Snaplytics, a SaaS company offering Snapchat marketing insights to brands, agencies, and online influencers, is launching out of beta. After only one year, Snaplytics is already delivering Snapchat story campaign information to such top brands as Ben & Jerry’s, Vodafone and the City of Las Vegas, with close to 200 other major brands and agencies in 30 countries making up its monthly subscriber base.
Snaplytics over the last twelve months has provided insights to subscribers eager to understand and assess how to best promote their brands using the unique disappearing stories that make Snapchat so appealing. With proprietary technology that does not require any public APIs, Snaplytics provides a dashboard showing open rates, what screengrabs are taken, how many followers a campaign has and how followers started following the account so marketers can determine how to spend resources and measure campaign success.
“We understand that Snapchat is a very difficult platform to quantify because everything disappears after 24 hours and if you are not paying careful attention and grab a screenshot of the stats as they close, but just before the 24 hours expire, you lose it,” said Thomas Cilius, CEO and founder, Snaplytics. “Many brands and agencies have marketers very excited to use Snapchat effectively and our solution completely automates the process and is scalable, giving insights that are easy to interpret and delivering data a marketer needs to create better and more engaging content.”
One key way to measure the success of any social campaign is to evaluate it against a benchmark of similar companies’ efforts. Snaplytics, with a growing number of brands and agencies now on its platform, has accumulated a large amount of data on performance so customers gain additional insights into how to evaluate their own programs.
“The dashboard shows us easy-to-understand data analytics without any of the tedious manual efforts we had to go through before – at precisely 23 hours and 59 minutes after we posted a story. This saves us time and gives us valuable insights into the effectiveness of our Snapchat stories from a range of different metrics,” said Brodie O’Brien, Ben & Jerry’s Assistant Marketing Manager – US.
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Snaplytics is a SaaS company focusing exclusively on providing Snapchat analytics for brands, agencies and influencers. Snaplytics analyzes usage statistics, including views, average number of screenshots per story, and average story duration, and provides industry benchmarks to help marketers determine if they are creating compelling campaigns and reaching their target audiences. For more information, visit http://snaplytics.io.
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10
The industry’s first NFV-enabled UDR now validated on Mirantis OpenStack
REDWOOD CITY, Calif – October 25 2016 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced a collaboration with Mirantis, the pure play OpenStack company. Openwave Mobility’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, vUDR, has been validated within the Mirantis OpenStack environment.
Openwave Mobility vUDR is the industry’s first NFV-enabled User Data Repository (UDR) and has been deployed by several tier one operators globally to manage subscriber profile data across voice and data networks. UDR solutions are critical for virtualized networks as they help decouple applications that have awareness of subscribers from IT provisioning systems. This increases the speed and flexibility of virtualized applications and dramatically cuts provisioning time for new subscriber services.
Openwave Mobility’s cloud-based vUDR goes above and beyond traditional UDR systems. In-built federation and replication means that network applications can read and write data from any data center or data silo. And while the NFV infrastructure is typically built using commodity servers which provide 99.9% availability at best, by using proprietary software processes, vUDR is able to deliver 99.999% (five-nines) availability on commodity virtual machines. vUDR is nevertheless lightweight and agile, and it has enabled our customers to onboard new applications in just two weeks, compared to the average subscriber data provisioning integration of nine months.
“Mobile operators have critical decisions to make if they want to use NFV to drive down expenditure and reduce time to market for new applications.” said Aman Brar, VP of Global Solutions & Global Alliances at Openwave Mobility. “But to truly realize the agility that NFV delivers, operators need to deploy a robust UDR solution first. Without the foundation of UDR, network applications will struggle to access or monetize their subscriber data and operators will face service provisioning delays.”
Mirantis VP of Product Marketing, Kamesh Pemmaraju adds: “A number of NFV solutions emerged over the past year that promised agility relating to deploying and orchestrating network applications, but they don’t address the crucial aspect of subscriber data management. Openwave Mobility’s vUDR fills this important gap and delivers tangible cost savings, scalability, and flexibility. Openwave Mobility joins Mirantis Unlocked Partner Program with this validation providing mobile operators access to this solution within Mirantis OpenStack environments”.
Rich Karpinski, Principal Analyst, Mobile Operator, 451 Research said: "For mobile operators to succeed with next generation services and business models, they need to address both the cost and revenue sides of their business. NFV can help operators significantly cut deployment costs, while increasing service agility. Meanwhile, leveraging NFV to make subscriber data more available, more quickly, and to more applications, can open up significant new revenue opportunities. That's the right equation for operator success in today's more competitive digital markets."
More information on Subscriber Data Management and an exclusive e-book for mobile operators, New Perspectives in SDM, can be found here http://landing.owmobility.com/sdm-openwave/
About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize encrypted traffic. Based on the industry’s most scalable NFV platform, our solutions alleviate RAN congestion, create new revenue opportunities and unify subscriber data. The company provides solutions for mobile data optimization, targeted promotions and subscriber data management.
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09
Warwickshire, 24th October 2016. National Citizen Service (NCS) has partnered with customer engagement specialists Rant & Rave to collect real-time feedback from the young people undertaking its four-week summer programme.
NCS is a youth development programme available to 15-17 year-olds in England and Northern Ireland. On NCS, participants embark on exhilarating challenges, meet amazing people from different backgrounds and build skills employers value: confidence, leadership and communication. More than 275,000 individuals have already taken part in this life-changing experience.
As a result of the partnership, NCS participants will be contacted by text message to share their thoughts and experiences of the programme. They will rate their experience with a score and will be asked to share their thoughts, in their own words, about any aspect of the programme they wish. Rant & Rave’s Sentiment Engine will understand what is shared and present key, actionable insights back to NCS to give them an instant understanding of how they’re performing, what participants particularly enjoyed and areas that may need more attention.
By using Rant & Rave, NCS hopes to gain visibility about the quality of its communications and the perceived overall quality of the programme. It will also give participants the chance to explain what was important to them individually – insight that might have been missed if a traditional, boring, tick-box survey had been used. They’ll use results to support their supply chain of partners, give recognition where it’s due and ensure that every part of the UK provides a consistent level of service.
Text messages were specifically chosen as a way to engage with young people NCS work with, given their speed and ease of use.
Will Gallagher, COO of NCS says: “As the numbers of our participants continue to increase, we were looking for a way to ensure that we really listen to how they feel about the experience. Using Rant & Rave’s live feedback will help us understand what really matters to our young people and will mean that we can deliver a consistent, high quality experience right across the UK.”
Nigel Shanahan, Founder of Rant & Rave, says: “It’s clear that NCS is committed to improving the lives of young people and we’re thrilled to be part of such a great cause.”
Rant & Rave is an award-winning provider of SaaS Customer Engagement solutions based in Coventry. It helps organisations deliver great customer experience, listing half of the FTSE as clients.
About Rant & Rave
Rant & Rave was launched in 2000 and is a leading customer engagement specialist, counting half of the FTSE as clients. Its real-time technology lets brands proactively communicate with and listen to the voice of their customers so they can take real-time, inspired action.
Find out more at www.rantandrave.com.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 15-17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland, and takes place during the spring, summer and autumn holidays. The programme was established in 2011 to tackle three key social issues: social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility. To date, more than 275,000 young people have benefited from taking part in this life-changing experience.
NCS is a government-backed two-four week programme focused around adventure, developing skills and giving back to local communities. During the last phase of the programme, participants deliver 30 hours towards a community project that benefits both young people and society. Not only do 16 and 17-year-olds have the chance to give something back, it also looks great on their CV and UCAS recommends students include NCS in their personal statement.
Due to government backing, a place on NCS costs no more than £50, with bursaries available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11
Shenzhen, China. 19 October 2016: ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced the launch of ZTE TITAN, a flagship platform for optical access, at the Broadband World Forum 2016. Integrated with the optical transport network (OTN) function, this platform efficiently reduces the number of communication devices in the network and greatly improves management efficiency. In addition, this platform intensifies the access platform function of optical line terminals (OLTs) in the network, and provides users with the superfast access bandwidth. The platform is designed to promote the development of broadband big video services through flexible and efficient networking.
Today, 4K resolution has become a standard configuration of large-size televisions. IHS predicts that in the future the annual sales of 8K televisions will exceed 2,100,000 in 2020, with an exponential growth afterwards and burgeoning demand for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) services. In the next five years, home bandwidth will increase from 100 Mbps to 500 Mbps and beyond, with these increasing service bandwidth requirements in turn driving fibre to the home (FTTH) network upgrades from the gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) technology to 10G PON or even 100G PON. The rapid growth of bandwidth will bring structural changes to the entire network and the functions and performance of each part in the original network will be redefined. In accordance with these network development requirements, this ZTE-released flagship platform will play a dominant role in network construction over the next ten years.
As an OLT platform with powerful functions, TITAN uses the full-Tbits architecture. Its switching capability, backplane bandwidth, and slot bandwidth lead the industry. In addition, the unified platform supports multiple technologies including GPON, 10G PON, time wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (TWDM-PON), and 100G/25G PON. Customers can select these technologies as needed to achieve flexible network evolution. Perfect for the big video service, the platform provides the network functions required by 4K, 8K, VR, AR, and V-QoE video. Through hierarchy optimization, TITAN reduces the time delay and packet loss, and requires less route routing and port resources, and provides large-capacity uplink boards to meet the big video requirements. TITAN creatively supports CO reconfiguration. It also supports OTN connectivity, constructs flat networks, reduces network layers, and optimizes network architecture, whilst supporting Virtual Extensible LAN (VxLAN) and network fragmentation, simplifying configuration, and allowing more efficient operation.
Mr Cai Jingzhe, ZTE's Vice President, hosted the launch of TITAN and said, "TITAN redefines traditional optical access. In addition to deepening the OLT capability, this revolutionary platform covers future network transformation and adapts to the entire network evolution brought by rapid service development. Moreover, with innovative software and hardware architecture, TITAN will provide an important support for the development of the big video service."
ZTE has consistently led the technology development of the optical access network and home services, and promoted the development and application of the PON technology. According to the Market Share Report: 2Q16 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS released by research firm Ovum, ZTE excelled in the global market from Q3 2015 to Q2 2016. ZTE won the largest share in the global next-generation PON market, and became the world's fastest-growing supplier overall of fixed-network access products.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit http://www.zte.com.cn/.
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13
Many mobile games can access sensitive functions and data on employer-issued devices including SMS, social networking, location services & tracking and calendar access
Maidenhead, U.K. – Oct. 18, 2016 – Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms. According to IDC, the number of smartphone and tablet gamers should increase to more than 1.9 billion in 2020. Millions of mobile device users are predicted to play these types of games within a few years, and the workplace is not immune. According to a new report, “It’s Not All Fun and Games: A BYOD Reality Check for Companies”, many of these popular apps could violate corporate risk policies.
“Some employees care about data security and privacy when they curate the apps they download to their mobile phones, but many don’t,” said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. “When those phones are Bring Your Own Device, poor employee choices suddenly impact corporate risk. That is why Application Readiness automation – commonly used by companies to test their enterprise applications – must be extended to mobile apps, so CIOs can have a firm understanding of which ones violate their BYOD policies.”
The report found that of the almost 60 popular Apple iOS mobile games tested:
“Unfortunately, not all mobile app developers are trustworthy,” added Polte. “CIOs must have a centralised, automated and repeatable Application Readiness process to identify and test those apps to determine what they do, and whether they comply or collide with an organisation’s BYOD policies.
To compile the report, Flexera Software identified almost 60 widely used gaming applications, representing a small sampling of those that can be found in the Apple App Store and that could easily be downloaded by employees to a corporate-issued or BYOD device. These apps were tested using AdminStudio Mac® and Mobile, an Application Readiness solution that helps organisations identify, manage, track and report on mobile apps, simplify mobile application management, reduce mobile app risk, and address the rapidly growing demand for mobile apps in the enterprise.
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The apps tested were: 100 Balls, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, AR Defender 2, Baby Twins – Terrible Two, Batman: Arkham Underworld, Bejeweled Classic, Bubble Shooter, Buddyman Run, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Clash of Kings, Clash Royale, Color Switch, Cookie Jam, Crossy Road, CSR Racing 2, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Dictator: Emergence, Diner Dash, Disney Emoji Blitz, Doodle Jump Free, Drop Out, Eggs, Inc., Episode – Choose Your Story, Farm Heroes, Farm Heroes Saga, FIFA 16 Ultimate Team, Game of War, Hand of God, Happy Wheels, Harvest Swap, Hay Day, Hungry Shark Evolution, Ingress, Jetpack Joyride, Kendall and Kylie, Micro Machines, Mobile Strike, Mr Jump, NBA Live Mobile, PartyPoker, Piano Tiles, Pokémon GO, Quizduell, Rolling Sky, Slither.io, Snappy Bird: New Season, Soccer Stars, Stack, Steps, Subway Surfers, Talking Tom Gold Run, Temple Run, Temple Run 2, The Sims FreePlay, Walking Dead, Words with Friends and Zynga Poker Classic – Texas Holdem.
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12
Modernised system enables public safety agencies to share and analyse critical evidence while integrating social media and allowing citizens to provide information and track requests
London, October 18, 2016 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the availability of the Unisys Digital Investigator™, a new total information management system to allow law enforcement agencies to seamlessly share critical investigative intelligence across applications and agency boundaries.
The system, an upgraded version of a solution previously known as the Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework, includes a public portal which enables citizens to provide information to law enforcement and public safety agencies and track requests from smartphones and other devices. It also integrates with social media analytics to assist in compiling digital evidence.
The Unisys “Safe Cities” initiative provides tools and capabilities that can help prevent and combat crime. As a key tool in the Safe Cities portfolio, Digital Investigator goes beyond the capabilities of traditional records management systems to allow organisations to take advantage of information across technological and geographic boundaries. It provides the tools necessary to capture and analyse the increasingly varied and complex data law enforcement professionals need to catch criminals and stop criminal gangs and terrorists.
“The Unisys Safe Cities initiative was created to give justice and public safety organisations the solutions they need to better use data from sources like mobile devices and the Internet of Things to create a safe environment for the public,” said Mark Forman, global head of public sector at Unisys. “Digital Investigator represents a critical component of this initiative. It gives police departments a tool set that improves productivity through the ability to handle numerous forms of data across multiple lines of inquiry while linking different pieces of related information.”
When it comes to criminal investigations and intelligence handling, the use of data mining to identify suspects early has emerged as a critical challenge. With so much information available from different sources, law enforcement agencies are grappling with how best to collect, collate and analyse all pieces of evidence, including their movements through the justice system as well as their storage and destruction.
Digital Investigator addresses this challenge by providing the capabilities needed to efficiently and successfully manage all police incident and investigative information, including:
Digital Investigator is part of Unisys’ portfolio of Safe Cities solutions that also include LineSight™ for advanced targeting analytics related to border security; Unisys Stealth® for advanced security through micro-segmentation as well as identity management; the Unisys Law Enforcement Message Switch for enabling users to easily access disparate information from various federal and state criminal justice information systems; and the Secure Image Management Solution for capturing and aggregating stills imagery, video, audio, multimedia and disk images.
Unisys is a global information technology company that works with many of the world's largest companies and government organisations to solve their most pressing IT and business challenges. Unisys specialises in providing integrated, leading-edge solutions to clients in government, financial services and commercial markets. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, Unisys offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, security solutions, and high-end server technology. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15
October 12, 2016, London – Loyalzoo, the UK’s most popular digital loyalty service for SME retailers and eateries, is raising £500,000 in funding to support ongoing growth and establishing operations in the US for the innovative, fast growing company.
Loyalzoo, named one of the UK’s top 50 most disruptive businesses by Everline Future 50, will use investment to focus on executing its go-to-market strategy and pipeline, growing US and UK presence and establishing a team in the US to work alongside the UK-based HQ. There will be a strong focus on deploying Loyalzoo across more retail POS platforms, growing partnerships, reseller engagements and merchant user base.
“We are seeking investment to ensure we can roll out as widely and quickly as possible to meet the demands of the market. With hundreds of merchants across the UK and USA, over 300,000 loyalty transactions processed to date and recurring revenues growing 12% month on month, we are an established loyalty service for small to medium sized retailers and restaurants and ready for scalable growth” says Loyalzoo CEO Massimo Sirolla.
The company has already secured most of its target amount from existing investors, and has launched on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform to secure further investment. Within the first day the company has already raised almost 80% of its £500k target, from over 40 investors. The opportunity to invest will be live until November 30. This follows Loyalzoo’s previous crowdfunding campaigns in 2014 and 2015, which raised a total of over £450k in just a few days.
The independent retail market is a major opportunity for Loyalzoo. According to Bira (British Independent Retailers Association), there are 279,000 independent retailers in the UK. And according to the NRF (National Retail Federation), there are 3.8M retail establishments in the USA. Three out of four SME retailers can benefit significantly from running a loyalty program, and with Loyalzoo it is all digital, which means no paper or plastic loyalty cards for consumers, and more actionable data for the retailer.
Loyalzoo’s appeal can be readily explained as its innovative technology enables independent merchants to run their own points or stamps based rewards program, without being part of a group scheme, and to compete in an increasingly digital world. The company’s loyalty system runs on most electronic point-of-sale terminals, making it super easy for the merchant’s staff to sign up customers to the program and issue loyalty points. Consumers can then redeem those points for rewards chosen by each merchant. On average, merchants running rewards programs with Loyalzoo see a revenue increase of 11%, from existing customers and without reducing margins.
About Loyalzoo - Digital loyalty card service for SME retailers and eateries
Based in west London, Loyalzoo was founded to help small/medium sized businesses compete with larger retailers and brands in an increasingly mobile/digital world. Loyalzoo is unique in the industry, as retailers of any size can setup their own, custom made in-store loyalty program in just minutes, without the need to print cards or buy expensive hardware. It also operates directly from most point-of-sale systems, avoiding any change or disruption for merchants and their staff. Loyalzoo’s service is available directly via the company’s website www.loyalzoo.com, resellers, agents, as well as via the digital marketplaces of Clover POS, Epos Now and Lightspeed.
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10
While the mobile endpoint is a potential game changer for businesses, it exposes mobile workers to security risks and vulnerabilities
12 October 2016 - Dimension Data, the USD7.5 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today published a white paper that examines the need for organisations to transform in order to allow employees to work in more mobile workspaces. In fact, enterprises that fail to offer employees a flexible, autonomous, and creative work environment are at risk of not attracting and retaining next-generation talent. However, most workspaces are not ready for the cyber threats of tomorrow.
Called Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow, the white paper explores the topic of how employees across the globe are already demanding a more mobile workplace, with the flexibility to work from anywhere, any time, on any device, in order to become more productive and achieve work-life balance.
“But,” warns Matthew Gyde, Dimension Data Group Executive – Security, “because mobile users access the Internet on the go, they’re more vulnerable to attacks as they may not have the same level of security as within the office perimeter.”
Today, the average user utilises four devices per day, and this is predicted to increase to five connected devices in the next four years. By 2020, up to 1.55 billion people will be responsible for work that does not confine them to a desk. And it’s predicted that by 2025, the global workforce will hit 3.85 billion, of which 50% of employees will be tech savvy millennials who regard work-life balance as ‘highly important’ when evaluating job opportunities.
Tony Walt, Dimension Data Group Executive – End-user Computing says, “A functional mobile workforce allows employees to access corporate applications and data from anywhere, be it working in the headquarters or branch office, co-located with another office tenant, on-site at a client’s premises, at home, or while travelling. This increase in fluid collaboration will lead to innovation, and help organisations to secure a competitive advantage. As a result, mobility is not just a preference but a necessity which will inadvertently introduce complexity as it relates to maintaining the integrity of the ‘secured workspace for tomorrow’.”
Gyde sites a sales representative as a good example. “A sales representative using a mobile device such as an iPad or a mobile phone, could unknowingly access a malicious link using an unsecured wireless network resulting in the download of ransomware encrypting his files hours before a client presentation.”
As more enterprises aspire to create future workspaces and harness the benefits of a mobile workforce that leverage cloud platforms, there’s is a greater need than ever before to implement appropriate measures to secure data, infrastructures, applications and users wherever they may reside. The devices, environment, applications, emerging technologies all connect to the Internet, potentially opening up avenues for cyber criminals to exploit the vulnerabilities of the new workspace.
“While the mobile endpoint is a potential game changer for businesses, it exposes mobile workers to security risks and vulnerabilities, as they’re not protected by enterprise-grade security. What’s more, companies are increasingly permitting personal devices - or bring your own device (BYOD) - into the workplace, increasing the risk of data leakage due to the lack of control or visibility into personal devices, or access to the business network if the device is lost or stolen,” adds Gyde.
Other highlights in the Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow white paper include:
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 Dimension Data commissioned Frost and Sullivan to research and compile the Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow white paper
 Frost & Sullivan report named "The Global Future of Work—The Future Place and Structure of Work ", published December 2015.
 Frost & Sullivan report named "The Global Future of Work - The Future Labor Force", published June 2015.
About Dimension Data
Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com
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