Intelsat Appoints New Leaders to Advance Broadband, Mobility and Media Businesses

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Intelsat S.A. (NYSE I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced three new leadership appointments expected to drive product development, innovation and growth for the organization and its customers. Under the new structure, Jean Philippe Gillet will lead the Broadband business, Mark Rasmussen will head the Mobility business and Robert Cerbone joins the company as the head of the Media Services business.

“This change to our leadership structure is a reflection of the dynamic evolution currently taking place in the telecommunications landscape,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Our customers require transformative technology to solve their challenges and ubiquitous, reliable connectivity that is accessible anytime and anywhere. Our new organizational structure, aligned more closely to the major customer sets served by our business, meets those needs while bringing new agility to our market presence, greater innovations and value to our customers, and accelerated growth for our business initiatives.”

Intelsat’s Mobility business provides satellite services across the maritime, oil and gas, and aeronautics sectors. In his new role, Mark Rasmussen will lead a team responsible for strategy and new product and service development for the global mobility sector, including expansion of the new IntelsatOne Flex Maritime and Aeronautic managed services. Mr. Rasmussen’s team will also develop innovative solutions to support emerging technology markets such as the connected car and Internet of Things. Mr. Rasmussen has more than 18 years of experience in enterprise network solutions, including mobility, serving in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions. His most recent role was Vice President, Americas, where he led all sales activity related to Intelsat’s Media and Network Services organizations throughout the Americas.

Intelsat’s Broadband business serves customers in the wireless and enterprise sectors. In his new role, Jean-Philippe Gillet will lead a team responsible for strategy and new product and service deployment, including those built upon Intelsat’s award winning Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite platform. Mr. Gillet’s team will also focus on incorporating new ecosystem developments into new applications for customers delivering broadband to connect the unconnected, as well as creating a new range of services for multinational corporations requiring globalized networks. Mr. Gillet has more than 20 years of experience working in the satellite industry, 14 years of which were spent at Intelsat in a variety of sales leadership positions. He most recently served as Intelsat’s Vice President, EMEA, where he was responsible for leading the company’s sales effort in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Intelsat’s Media Services business serves customers in the content distribution and direct-to-home video sector. In his new role, Robert Cerbone will be responsible for the development of Intelsat’s linear and non-linear media strategy, new product and service development, and leading Intelsat’s media initiatives worldwide. Mr. Cerbone’s team will develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges facing media customers today, including streamlining distribution across various global platforms to drive new opportunities, as well as new services enhancing cost efficiency, distribution quality and reliability. Mr. Cerbone joins Intelsat from Time Warner Cable (TWC), where he held a number of senior leadership positions. He most recently served as TWC’s Vice President and General Manager for Wireless Products, where he led a team that was responsible for the strategy, planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management for TWC’s wireless products and services as well as overseeing the company’s relationship with Verizon Wireless.

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit

Anti-Fraud Technology Company BlockFraud Offering Mobile Network Operators $150,000 Efficacy Guarantee For Its Mobile Carrier Billing Fraud Solutions

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� BlockFraud Inc., a US based technology company, announced today it is offering a $150,000 payment credit to any Mobile Network Operator (MNO) whose network continues to receive successfully executed malicious clickjacking attempts post implementation of BlockFraud’s anti fraud solutions. BlockFraud’s solutions eliminate, at the MNO level, several of today’s most significant and pervasive forms of mobile billing fraud.

BlockFraud is using this large financial safeguard to demonstrate confidence in the efficacy of its anti-fraud solutions while also removing any perceived financial risk MNO’s may hold regarding implementing these solutions within their networks.

“The confidence BlockFraud has in the anti-fraud solutions we’ve developed for MNOs is unshakable,” says Massimo Cristini , the CEO of BlockFraud. “This efficacy guarantee removes any perceived financial risk an MNO must weigh when determining whether to implement BlockFraud’s solutions. We are deeply committed to helping MNOs eliminate fraudulent behavior on their networks and this $150,000 credit will act as added assurance to further solidify the trusting relationships we build with MNOs.”

In order to apply for the credit, MNOs must provide BlockFraud with conclusive proof of a successfully executed clickjacking attempt occurring post-implementation of BlockFraud’s “IFrame Blocker” and “BlockFraud Monitor” anti-fraud solutions within the MNO’s network. MNOs work with auditing agencies that watch for and document occurrences of clickjacking and BlockFraud will credit $150,000 to any MNO who provides irrefutable evidence of continued clickjacking, which is most easily proven via these auditing agency’s documentation of clickjacking attempts.

BlockFraud is a champion of the mobile carrier billing anti-fraud movement both vocally and in practice. As a company that specializes in eliminating fraudulent behavior, BlockFraud places supreme importance on ensuring the relationships it builds with MNOs are grounded in trust and by backing up its product and service offerings with such a significant financial safeguard, BlockFraud is literally putting its money where its mouth is.

About BlockFraud BlockFraud Inc. is a US-based technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California , that provides digital anti-fraud solutions to mobile carriers around the world. BlockFraud’s team of mobile billing experts and world-class developers have created proprietary software that eliminates today’s most pervasive forms of mobile carrier billing fraud. BlockFraud also offers a unique Monitoring Solution that instantaneously alerts carriers to any unauthorized auto-subscribing and auto-billing attempts. For more information, please visit


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GENBAND Expands NFV Portfolio with a Converged Intelligent Messaging Solution to Offer Service Providers an End-to-End Cloud Messaging Platform

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� GENBAND , a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced from its annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives17, that it has added a Converged Intelligent Messaging (CIM) solution to its comprehensive� Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) portfolio to help service providers expand their fixed and mobile messaging offerings with advanced cloud based services such as voice to text and visual messaging.

The micro-services-based Converged Intelligent Messaging Virtual Network Function (VNF) along with the GENBAND VNF Manager offer service providers a compelling way to lower costs while delivering a new generation of NFV-enabled messaging services that differentiate their offerings. CIM, which can be deployed in legacy, virtualized, NFV or hybrid environments, seamlessly blends voicemail, automated attendant services, and fax messaging services with next-generation intelligent messaging services, voice-to-text, web portals and intuitive mobile applications.

“Many existing legacy wireline and wireless voice messaging systems are over 25 years old and have reached end-of-life,” said Steven Bruny , Chief Operating Officer, GENBAND. “Not only are they costly to maintain and update, but the services that they offer are outdated and do not support mobility. Our CIM solution is based on the latest geo-redundant, software-based messaging technology that allows service providers to grow their revenues and enhance their offerings by keeping subscribers on their networks, without having to use OTT messaging apps. We are currently working with several tier-one service providers to deploy the solution in their networks.”

The CIM VNF supports visual messaging applications for smartphones (iOS & Android) as well as native clients on iPhone, alleviating service providers of the need to deploy and manage separate solutions. The solution is designed for ease of deployment in any virtualized open standards-based NFV environment, to deliver solution scalability, elasticity, and automation, managed and supported by third party NFV orchestration, OSS/BSS and virtualization infrastructures. The GENBAND VNF Manager, which is a key component of European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) NFV Management & Orchestration (MANO), provides full lifecycle management, automation and elasticity of the CIM VNF and other GENBAND and third party VNFs.

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About GENBAND GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

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Oracle Named a Leader in 2017 Analyst Evaluation for Digital Process Automation Software

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. Oracle today announced it has been named a leader in the Forrester Wave Digital Process Automation (DPA) Software report. This placement confirms leadership for Oracle Process Cloud, which is part of Oracle Cloud Platform.

“By delivering comprehensive process automation capabilities such as no- and low-code process design, case management and simplified connections to SaaS, Social, Cloud and on-premise systems, Oracle provides customers with a powerful option to continuously deliver engaging customer, employee, and partner experiences at every stage in their business transformation journey,” said Vikas Anand , vice president, product management, Oracle. “Today business process automation augmented with intelligent machine learning is helping organizations drive best next actions and provide them with better, timely decision making capabilities.”

In Forrester’s 30-criteria evaluation of DPA vendors, they evaluated 12 significant software providers. Oracle was cited as a leader with the highest possible scores in the low-code/no-code, smart forms and user experience, process flow and design, mobile engagement, API support, data virtualization, deployment options, and ease of implementation criteria.

Download Forrester’s Wave report for “Digital Process Automation Software, Q3 2017” here.

Oracle Process Cloud Service was built from the ground up for the cloud to provide enterprises of all sizes with the low-code app dev platform that they need to build business agility and control their digital destiny. With full lifecycle support for end-to-end process automation spanning departments, SaaS apps, and on-premises systems of record, Oracle Process Cloud Service empowers business analysts and process designers with the tools they need to rapidly deliver differentiating experiences in a collaborative manner. Oracle Process Cloud Service comes with Quick Start App templates and pre-built integrations to companion platform services including, Content Management, Integration, Mobile, Intelligent Bots, and IoT Apps, to enable rapid delivery of engaging experiences across channels and devices.

Customer Momentum “Process automation is central to our integration strategy,” said Ravi Gade , senior director of apps IT and digital transformation, Calix. “Calix leverages Oracle Process Cloud to reduce IT backlog, ensure compliance, and simplify connections across our rapidly evolving SaaS and on-premises business systems.”

“Using a combination of Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service along with the cloud-native best practices introduced by our partner, Rubicon Red, we have a comprehensive, integrated cloud platform that enables us to deliver innovative, modern solutions,” said Ryan Klose , general manager, corporate, National Pharmacies. “The Oracle Cloud Platform gives us flexibility to connect to all our core systems, and easily deliver to a range of user interfaces, whether they be online, mobile/tablet, devices/IoT, or emerging chatbot technology.” 

“Oracle Process Cloud Service has allowed us to dramatically shorten our time-to-market by up to 40 percent,” said Matt Wright , chief technology officer, Rubicon Red. “Oracle provides developers with immediate access to a full lifecycle process management environment-including development, test, and production-and enterprise-quality tooling, without needing to build and maintain an IT infrastructure.”

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GENBAND Expands VoLTE Media Processing Solutions to Help Mobile Service Providers Enhance Network Capacity and Voice Quality

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� GENBAND , a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced from its annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives17, that it has added to its market leading Voice over LTE (VoLTE) media processing solutions to help mobile service providers optimize their LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) capacity and offer high definition voice services with Advanced Media Software (AMS)� technology and the Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec.

The AMS software-based media processing solution is now also available as a virtualized offer on a new M5 Rack Mount Server platform, providing mobile service providers industry-leading EVS transcoding capacity on a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) appliance, and serving as a stepping stone to full Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments. In addition, the enhanced solution now offers service providers complete deployment flexibility with the ability to deliver VoLTE media processing either in their existing physical network via dedicated Physical Network Functions (PNFs), virtualized on COTS appliances, or in a full NFV environment via Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Service providers have full flexibility and can mix and match deployment options based on their unique requirements.

“In today’s ultra-competitive environment, mobile service providers are continually trying to stay ahead of the competition by seeking advantages through innovative solutions that will help them grow their subscriber base, while increasing customer stickiness,” said Greg Collins , Founder and Principal Analyst at market research firm Exact Ventures. “Enhanced Voice Services along with advanced media processing and transcoding solutions that can separate and optimize media and signaling allow mobile service providers to deliver superior voice quality to their customers with increased access network capacity.”

“GENBAND’s VoLTE solutions have already been deployed by several tier-one mobile service providers and are currently supporting more than 170 million subscribers around the globe,” said Patrick Joggerst , Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, GENBAND. “As VoLTE deployments continue to gain momentum, service providers are seeking flexible solutions that can be deployed in various environments and that will also help them differentiate their offerings with optimal network capacity.”

Joggerst added, “In addition to the ability to deliver advanced services, our differentiated approach to media processing, NFV and geo-distributed VNF processing offers mobile and interconnect service providers several unique benefits ranging from high media session handling to shared transcoding capacity.”

GENBAND’s solution also includes several intelligent distributed media processing selection features for optimized deployments.

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About GENBAND GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

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Perfect World Renews Colocation and Performance IP™ Services in INAP's Boston Data Center

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� Internap Corporation (NASDAQ INAP), a provider of high performance Internet infrastructure including Colocation, Network and Managed Services, and Cloud Services, and Perfect World, a leading North American online games publisher, specializing in immersive free to play massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG), today announced a multi year renewal agreement for colocation and IP services at INAP’s Boston data center.

Due to the predictable demand by end-users, INAP’s high-power density colocation footprint in Boston will continue to be utilized for the development and hosting of Perfect World’s online games. In addition to INAP colocation, Perfect World utilizes INAP’s bare-metal AgileSERVER to scale their infrastructure based on month-to-month demand for their hero shooter, Gigantic. INAP’s Performance IP will continue to be utilized across Perfect World’s infrastructure to provide low latency – a top priority for a gaming company. INAP’s products and services, as purchased by Perfect World, demonstrate how a bundled infrastructure can be utilized to serve various clients’ needs – in this case, to serve different games to their audiences and flex their infrastructure based on demand.

Overall, Perfect World chose INAP due to the top-quality service they receive at a competitive price. In fact, during their long partnership with INAP, Perfect World has not experienced downtime in 5+ years. Additionally, Performance IP provides them with less than 80 milliseconds of latency without needing a presence in all the markets their users are located.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Perfect World,” said Corey Needles , INAP COLO’s SVP and General Manager. “Companies in the gaming sector recognize INAP’s high-performance data center services can provide them with the flexibility, availability and low latency required to ensure the best gamer experience.”

“INAP’s high-quality service helps us to provide excellent gameplay experiences to our customers,” said Zheng Zeng , Perfect World Entertainment’s Director of Network Operations. “We were able to build out and keep expanding our highly available and scalable gaming backend infrastructure based on INAP’s reliable IP, colocation and bare-metal services.”

About INAP

Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure through both Colocation Business and Enterprise Services (including colocation, network connectivity, IP, bandwidth, and managed hosting), and Cloud Services (including enterprise-grade AgileCLOUD, bare-metal servers, and SMB iWeb platforms). INAP’s global high-capacity network connects its Tier 3-type data centers in 20 major markets throughout North America , Europe , and Asia . INAP continues to transform since its inception in 1996, meeting customer demand for custom solutions and high-touch state-of-the-art colocation and cloud retail products and services. INAP operates a premium business model that provides high-power density colocation, low-latency bandwidth, and public and private cloud platforms in an expanding Internet infrastructure industry. For more information, visit

About Perfect World

Perfect World Entertainment (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Swordsman, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California . For more information, please visit:

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AristaMD Partners with Central California Alliance for Health to Drive Improved Specialist Care Access for Medicaid Patients

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AristaMD, innovative provider of the cloud based Smart Care Platform for primary care physicians and specialists, today announced its partnership with Central California Alliance for Health to expand specialty care access through primary care specialist collaboration via eConsults while also reducing specialist referrals for Medi Cal Managed Care members in Santa Cruz , Monterey and Merced counties.

“With increased pressure from predicted Medicaid cuts, organizations are looking for a proven way of delivering affordable, timely specialist care to the underserved, ensuring better health individually, as well as for the population overall,” said Kathleen Myers , MD, FACEP. “We’re working with Central California Alliance for Health to empower primary care physicians to access specialist care within their local office, removing barriers to care such as long distance travel for patients, which typically requires more time off from work and costly child care.”

The partnership enables local providers to leverage AristaMD’s Smart Care Platform, which offers 200+ evidence-based clinical work-up checklists, the ability to conduct eConsults with AristaMD’s board-certified, national panel of specialists covering 35 specialty and subspecialty areas, as well as analytics to optimize care collaboration and specialty referral triage.

Added Myers, “The key to thriving in the new value-based care world is quantifiable results in patient outcomes and clinical efficiencies – not smoke-and-mirror promises. We take that commitment seriously. Based on data collected on every completed AristaMD eConsult, PCPs indicate that 85 percent of eConsults significantly impact their care plans. Furthermore, those PCPs indicate that eConsults replace the need for a specialist visit 65 percent of the time. This reduction in referrals allows those most in need of specialty care to gain faster access to in-person care. That’s a substantial improvement in care delivery – and a real reduction in costs.”

About Central California Alliance for Health The Alliance is an award-winning regional non-profit health plan, established in 1996, with over 21 years of successful operation. Using the State’s County Organized Health System (COHS) model, they currently serve 355,643 members in Santa Cruz , Monterey and Merced counties. They work in partnership with their contracted providers to promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment, and improve access to quality health care for those they serve. This results in the delivery of innovative community-based health care services, better medical outcomes and cost savings. For more information, visit

About AristaMD AristaMD, innovative provider of the cloud-based Smart Care Platform for primary care physicians and specialists, transforms the delivery of care by empowering primary care physicians (PCPs) with evidence-based clinical work-up checklists, eConsults, an expert national panel of specialists and usability insights to optimize care collaboration and specialty referral triage while ensuring fully documented care transitions. Leveraging proven clinical guidelines, developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the physician-designed solution enables greater patient access to efficient, specialty care via the PCP with eConsult or, when appropriate, with referrals to in-person specialist care. Designed to seamlessly integrate into clinical workflows, the scalable platform allows payers and providers to quickly and cost-effectively launch specialist eConsults using their own specialists or those provided by AristaMD’s board-certified panel of specialists. Committed to driving better health outcomes, AristaMD partners with healthcare stakeholders to ensure their success in the transition to value-based care. For more information, visit or connect with us @AristaMD.

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JLG Selects ORBCOMM For End-to-End Telematics Solution for Global Equipment Fleets

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ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq ORBC), a global provider of Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE OSK) company, has selected ORBCOMM to provide an end to end telematics solution platform for its global fleet of aerial work platforms and telehandlers. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide global wireless connectivity along with state of the art hardware and a robust web platform for asset management.

JLG, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of lift and access equipment, will use ORBCOMM’s ruggedized PT 7000 solution as well as other telematics hardware to provide its customers with access to critical engine and equipment operational data, including location, engine hours, utilization, fuel levels, and maintenance schedules, and to monitor fault codes or other critical alerts. The hardware is compatible with ORBCOMM’s web interface, which has been tailored for the JLG ClearSky™ platform, to deliver comprehensive dashboards, advanced reporting capabilities and analytics as well as custom charts, alerts, self-service administrative functions, and more. The solution will also be available through a mobile app, enabling customers to manage their aerial equipment on the go, in real time from any mobile device. By integrating ORBCOMM’s industry-leading solution, JLG’s ClearSky will provide its customers with enhanced support through improving equipment operations and performance and proactively managing equipment maintenance schedules.

“Our new supplier relationship with an industry leader like JLG demonstrates ORBCOMM’s leading position in providing large-scale, customized telematics solutions for the global OEM market,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “The ORBCOMM solution provides actionable data through predictive data analytics and prognostics, which will enhance JLG’s fleet management support services.”

“ORBCOMM stood out among all other telematics systems for their proven expertise in servicing large heavy equipment OEMs and providing the flexibility, scalability and resources needed to support the global deployment of their solution across JLG’s customer base,” said Jonathan Dawley, JLG’s Global Vice President, Aftermarket. “We look forward to partnering with ORBCOMM to redefine the next generation of telematics solutions and how they are utilized by our customers in the construction and equipment rental industries.”

JLG began rolling out the ORBCOMM solution in the first quarter of 2017 to pilot customers in North America and will continue deployment to customers in key regions including North America, Europe, China and Australia throughout 2017 and beyond.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq:ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit

About JLG Industries, Inc.

JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit

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Frontier Communications Enhances Broadband Services in Connecticut with Coriant Solution

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Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web scale Internet operators, today announced that Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ FTR) will deploy Coriant technology to modernize its fiber optic transport infrastructure across Connecticut. The Coriant solution will enable Frontier to enhance broadband services for its residential, business, and wholesale customers while improving network scalability, functionality, and efficiency.

The statewide network upgrade, scheduled for completion in the second half of 2017, will span more than 100 Point-of-Presence sites and include transmission speeds from 10G to 100G. The Coriant solution includes the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform and Coriant® 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platform, as well as the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite, a sophisticated end-to-end management solution that improves service resiliency, simplifies operations, and supports fast provisioning of high-capacity services.

Coriant’s integrated packet optical solution will give Frontier a robust suite of advanced technologies to cost-efficiently scale and manage broadband service capacity from the network edge to the optical core. These technologies include universal switching, Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM), and end-to-end service programmability, automation, and management enabled by the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite.

“We are excited to be working with Frontier to enhance the performance of its optical network to ensure a superior customer experience,” said Richard Miller, Managing Director, North America, Coriant. “Our high-capacity, low-latency solution is a perfect fit for Frontier’s needs, and is fully optimized for the high-bandwidth services and applications driving network transformation, including enterprise cloud, IoT, and ultra-high-definition video streaming.”

About Coriant Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.

Serenova Selects LogiSense to Streamline Billing Operations and Processes to Support Rapid Growth

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LogiSense, the leading usage rating and subscription billing solutions provider announced today that Serenova, a leading Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) provider, will migrate from its legacy monetization system to LogiSense’s EngageIP monetization platform.

The selection of LogiSense is part of Serenova’s effort to transform its overall operational and financial structure since becoming an independent company as well as a critical investment in its partner community to support its rapid growth. LogiSense’s full suite of real-time rating, charging, subscription billing and customer care solutions will support Serenova’s globalization and partner enablement strategy by reducing costs, streamlining operations, improving efficiencies and ultimately, enhancing the overall customer experience. And, ultimately, enable Serenova to offer partners a frictionless bid-to-bill process whereby they can more easily and efficiently serve their customers directly.

“We dedicated decades to develop the most robust and flexible usage rating and subscription billing solution available in the market,” said Flavio Gomes, CEO at LogiSense. “The move to a truly agile monetization solution empowers Serenova to launch new products, services, and bundled offerings into the market faster than ever before.”

Named a challenger in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America, Serenova is the third service provider recognized in the “Magic Quadrant” to join LogiSense’s customer roster. Serenova’s flagship product, CxEngage, is a highly secure, true multi-tenant, and instantly scalable multi-channel CCaaS platform that is transforming the way businesses and individuals interact and engage with each other.

“It’s been a herculin effort to transform our financial operations over the past year – but absolutely critical to the future of our business and imperative to supporting our customers efficiently,” said Keith Geneva, CFO of Serenova. “Searching for and selecting a new monetization vendor was the logical next step in our rollout and one we took very seriously. Logisense provides us the out-of-the-box functionality and domain knowledge that allows us to be agile while at the same time accelerate business results. With LogiSense’s track record in the market, we are confident that the transition will help us gain operational efficiencies and support our growth strategy.”

EngageIP by LogiSense is an award-winning usage rating and subscription billing solution for the UCaaS, CCaaS and IoT markets that helps service providers innovate, compete and transform their business. The real-time platform boasts field-proven scalability, comprehensive features in a high-availability and high-performance environment to enable the rapid turn-up of new services – and revenue streams.

About LogiSense

LogiSense provides licensed and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) usage rating, mediation and subscription billing solutions for the Internet of Things, Telecommunications, Unified Communications, Contact Center and Enterprise service providers. LogiSense’s carrier-grade solutions are built on its proprietary, real-time usage rating and subscription billing platform, EngageIP. LogiSense designed EngageIP from the ground-up to be service, medium and provider agnostic, allowing it to grow with customers as they evolve their business operations and end user offerings. EngageIP provides the flexibility and scalability to address the service, billing and back-office realities facing today’s rapidly-evolving communications service providers. Founded in 1998, LogiSense currently services more than 40 global customers. More info: | Twitter: @LogiSense | Linkedin: LogiSense on Linkedin

About Serenova Serenova simplifies every aspect of the customer experience, from front office to back, to make life easier for you, your customers and your employees. The world’s most passionate, customer-focused brands achieve brighter interactions, deeper insights, and more meaningful outcomes with Serenova’s always-on, highly secure, true multi-tenant and instantly scalable Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) platform, CxEngage. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Serenova also has operations in California, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Learn more at For live updates follow @serenovashine.

The NHST Media Group Enables Real-Time Global Collaboration with Fuze

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Fuze, the leading cloud based communications solution provider for the modern global enterprise, has been selected by The NHST Media Group, Norway’s leading business publisher, to deliver an organization wide communications platform as part of its new digital transformation strategy. Fuze will power voice and collaboration for the news provider’s team of journalists and employees working across eight global offices.

The Fuze Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform will give NHST real-time, seamless communication to simplify and improve the quality of service for employees and journalists, who depend on reliable communication to secure stories in today’s competitive digital media landscape. Fuze will also allow NHST’s dispersed editorial team to collaborate on breaking news and feature stories for its business, financial and trade publications, which include: Intrafish Media, Tradewinds, Upstream, and Recharge.

Phase one of the Fuze roll-out will include offices across Seattle, Houston, Stamford, New Orleans, London, Bristol, Singapore and Hong Kong moving from individual, on-premise PBX systems to Fuze’s fully featured cloud communications platform. Fuze will deliver immediate savings on call costs of up to 30 percent and bring predictable costs for budgeting through fixed monthly pricing and a single global invoice.

“Deploying Fuze is a critical part of our broader strategy for digital transformation,” explains Svenn Larsen, IT manager, The NHST Media Group. “Effective communication and collaboration is the lifeblood of our organization, driving the delivery of news and information that keeps us ahead of the competition, and too often communication infrastructures are ignored and remain stuck in the past.”

“Today’s enterprises need a communications platform with the simplicity and flexibility that help employees work the way they want. Fuze’s communications approach reflects the strategic requirements of a digital transformation initiative, with intuitive applications and features, but at a fraction of the cost of purchasing and maintaining on-premise systems,” added Kris Wood, vice president of EMEA, Fuze.

About Fuze Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across the enterprise by enabling simplified business voice communications, flexible video conferencing, and always-on collaboration. Formerly ThinkingPhones, Fuze allows the modern, mobile workforce to seamlessly communicate anytime, anywhere, across any device. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Ottawa, London, Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Paris, Munich, Zurich, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Sydney. For more information, visit

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $266 Billion in 2021, According to IDC

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Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to the latest update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016 2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0%. Public cloud services spending will reach $128 billion in 2017, an increase of 25.4% over 2016.

The United States will be the largest market for public cloud services accounting for more than 60% of worldwide revenues throughout the forecast and total spending of $163 billion in 2021. Western Europe and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) will be the second and third largest regions with 2021 spending levels of $52 billion and $25 billion, respectively. APeJ and Latin America will experience the fastest spending growth over the forecast period with CAGRs of 26.7% and 26.2%, respectively. However, six of the eight regions are forecast to experience CAGRs greater than 20% over the next five years.

“In Western Europe, the public cloud market is going to more than double in the 2016-2021 timeframe led by strong spending growth in Germany, which is also the largest national market, Italy, and Sweden. The industries that will grow the most in the period under investigation are utilities, discrete manufacturing, insurance, and professional services,” said Angela Vacca, senior research manager, Customer Insights and Analysis. “The growth of the cloud market is further pushed by the rise of Digital Transformation (DX), as cloud is expected to be the default delivery mode for DX projects in Europe.”

The U.S. industries that will see the fastest growth in public cloud services spending are professional services (21.5% CAGR), media (21.0% CAGR), retail, and telecom (each with a CAGR of 20.9%). The U.S. industries that will spend the most on public cloud services are discrete manufacturing, professional services, and banking. Together, these three industries will account for nearly one third of all public cloud services spending in the United States in 2021. In Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), banking, professional services, and telecom will deliver more than a third of the region’s public cloud services spending in 2021 while the industries with the fastest spending growth will be professional services, personal and consumer services, and process manufacturing.

“Professional services, banking, and telecommunications are the three fastest growing industries worldwide over the forecast period, with banking and professional services also among the top 3 largest industries for worldwide spending on public cloud services,” said Eileen Smith, program director, Customer Insights and Analysis. “Much of the public cloud services growth in these industries is coming from new projects and initiatives from functional areas like customer service and sales.”

Software as a Service (SaaS) will remain the dominant cloud computing type, capturing two thirds of all public cloud spending in 2017 and nearly 60% in 2021. SaaS spending, which is comprised of applications and system infrastructure software (SIS), will in turn be dominated by applications purchases, which will make up more than half of all public cloud spending through 2019. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications and enterprise resource management (ERM) applications will account for more than 60% of all cloud applications spending throughout the forecast. Meanwhile, spending on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) will grow at much faster rates than SaaS with five-year CAGRs of 30.0% and 29.7%, respectively.

In terms of company size, more than half of all public cloud spending will come from very large businesses (those with more than 1,000 employees) while medium-sized businesses (100-499 employees) will deliver about 20% of spending throughout the forecast. Large businesses (500-999 employees) will see the fastest growth with a five-year CAGR of 22.8%. While purchase priorities vary somewhat depending on company size, the leading product categories include CRM and ERM applications in addition to server and storage hardware.

The Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide quantifies public cloud computing purchases by cloud type for 20 industries and five company sizes across eight regions and 47 countries. Unlike any other research in the industry, the comprehensive spending guide was designed to help IT decision makers to clearly understand the industry-specific scope and direction of public cloud services spending today and over the next five years.

About IDC Spending Guides IDC’s Spending Guides provide a granular view of key technology markets from a regional, vertical industry, use case, buyer, and technology perspective. The spending guides are delivered via pivot table format or custom query tool, allowing the user to easily extract meaningful information about each market by viewing data trends and relationships.

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About IDC International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn.

49 of Top 50 Marketing Research Firms Work with SSI

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SHELTON, Conn.� The 44th annual American Marketing Association’s Gold Top 50 Report revealed the 2016 rankings of the largest market research firms based on revenue in the United States . � SSI works with 49 of the top 50 firms listed in this report.

The AMA Gold Top 50 Report has been the industry standard for documenting trends in the global business of marketing research and the major players driving its growth.  According to the report, the U.S. research industry maintained a strong annual growth rate with total revenue exceeding $11.58 billion for the 202 companies surveyed.  In fact, the U.S. research industry has been significantly healthier than the U.S. economy. 

“SSI is proud to work with the top-ranked market research firms,” said Michel Guidi , SSI’s chief customer officer.  “As we celebrate 40 years in business, SSI prides itself on innovation, data quality and industry leadership.  The companies on this list are important partners. They help explain why SSI reached 40 million completed surveys in 2016.”

“Hypothesis is excited to be included in the 2016 AMA Gold Top 50 Report, and we’d like to acknowledge SSI’s role in helping us achieve this great milestone,” said Jeff Seltzer , managing partner at Hypothesis.  “As one of our most trusted partners, SSI plays a critical role in assuring data quality and providing thought partnership for some of our most demanding clients and complex projects.  We see SSI as a true extension of Hypothesis, and look forward to continuing and expanding our unique partnership.”

SSI’s business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) audiences are part of the world’s largest and most trusted proprietary audience, which means participants are carefully recruited, verified and managed according to SSI’s high standards.  SSI reaches and engages even the most challenging targets from more than 90 countries. Sixty-two percent of SSI research projects are multi-cultural.

“SSI is a clear leader in proprietary panels and multi-language studies,” explained Andy Jolls , SSI’s chief marketing officer.  “With 40 offices across the globe, SSI’s unparalleled expertise is why the world’s largest marketing research companies have been doing business with SSI for 40 years.”

About SSI

Celebrating 40 years in business, SSI is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.  SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.  SSI staff operates from 40 offices and remote staff in more than 20 countries, offering sample, data collection, CATI, questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing.  SSI’s employees serve more than 3,500 customers worldwide.  Visit SSI at

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Actifio Partners with Tier4 Advisors to Bring Cloud Expertise to New Industries

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� Actifio, the Enterprise Data as a Service (EDaaS) company, today announced a partnership with Tier4 Advisors, an industry leader in the procurement of data centers and telecom, managed services, IT security, and other “game changing IT solutions.” Tier4 delivers cutting edge solutions to optimize procurement processes resulting in gold standard satisfaction and trusted client relationships.

Tier4 has numerous clients across industries, from healthcare to education to banking, that are looking to move to the cloud in the coming months and years. The partnership with Actifio will enable Tier4 to better educate current and prospective clients on data storage, while offering them a comprehensive solution utilizing Actifio’s groundbreaking technology. It will also empower Tier4 clients to achieve savings in buying and/or consolidating storage, while receiving world-class support from Actifio as they migrate to the cloud.

“As one of the first partners in the Southeast, Tier4 Advisors sees great value in what Actifio brings to our clients with game changing technologies and cost saving measures,” said Jake Sherrill , Founder and Chairman of Tier4 Advisors. “Actifio is poised to be one of the great technology companies for many years to come, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with them.”

“Tier4 embraces the continued partnership with Actifio,” said Tino Mantella , President & CEO of Tier4 Advisors. “Tier4 dedicates time to stay informed on game-changing technology solutions so we can better serve our clients. Actifio emulates the partner initiatives Tier4 is cultivating to expand a robust proprietary global network.”

Actifio Founder and CEO Ash Ashutosh says the partnership is a natural fit because the missions of Tier4 and Actifio are aligned.

“Tier4 redefines the IT procurement process and Actifio redefines the way data is virtualized. Both companies provide exceptional service and value to customers,” says Ashutosh. “We’re excited to work with Tier4 and educate new markets on the benefits of moving to the cloud, whether it be in the form of optimizing storage, driving down costs, or creating additional revenue streams.”

For more information on how to take advantage of the Actifio and Tier4 partnership, please contact Tier4.

About Actifio Actifio is the world’s leading Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

About Tier4 Advisors Founded in 2013 by Jake Sherrill , Tier4 has changed the way IT professionals procure IT services by optimizing the procurement cycle with expedited timelines and assistance throughout every step of the project, including: price negotiation and service level agreements (SLA) from industry leading vendors.

Tier4 has created a proprietary global network of over 600 partners and service providers in the data center (Colo/cloud), telecom (connectivity/calling), managed services (MSP), and IT security spaces. The company’s services are free to clients, and are used by companies ranging from tech startups to global Fortune 100 enterprises for normal and mission critical procurement projects. Tier4 has played a critical role in hundreds of IT procurement projects since its founding, and has dozens of “brand name” reference-able clients. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Tier4Advisors.

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Zeneth Technology Partners Announces the Addition of Dan Waddell to Its Leadership Team

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ARLINGTON, Va.� Zeneth Technology Partners (Zeneth), an information technology and security firm with a strong focus on the federal market, announced today that Dan Waddell is joining its leadership team as a Senior Vice President effective as of July 17, 2017 . Dan previously led the North America region for (ISC)2, where he successfully grew the program and the brand.� In his role at Zeneth, Dan will design and execute strategies in support of Zeneth’s rapidly growing federal practice and will also act as a founding executive in Zeneth’s commercial managed security service ZenOpz launching in September 2017 . The growth of the Zeneth leadership team is being driven by rapid development of its commercial operations and the continued strong growth in federal and state government opportunities.

“For the past 18 months, we have embarked on a strategy to build a management team of world-class security experts to support the rapid growth of our federal practice and the impending launch of our commercial managed security service,” stated Tessema Getachew , president of Zeneth. “Dan’s unparalleled business development track record and experience combined with his ability to capitalize on our core competencies make him the ideal addition to our leadership team. We are incredibly excited to take our next steps of growing our federal and commercial practices with Dan.”

“We believe that Dan brings deep information security expertise as well as experience working with both critical infrastructure and on legislation impacting cybersecurity nationally,” shared Rick Jones , a Zeneth’s founder. “Adding Dan to our leadership team will give Zeneth even greater reach in both the federal and commercial markets as well as an important voice in cybersecurity.”

Prior to his most recent role at (ISC)², Dan led information security engagements across the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Navy, Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service for Deloitte and Bearing Point. He has over 20 years of information technology and cybersecurity experience. Dan is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity issues on Capitol Hill and across TV and radio in addition to several conferences across the United States and Canada .

About Zeneth Tech Partners Zeneth Technology Partners is an Information Technology firm providing services in three areas: Information Security, Critical Program Management, and Application Development and Operations. Our sole objective is to deliver the results that improve performance and achieve business goals. Whether it is advising the US Department of Interior on the selection and acquisition of Cloud Services, or protecting the Nation’s Most Critical Infrastructure, our structured approach to the integration of people, process and technology, combined with our agile methodologies, provides the ingredients to achieve sustained performance, continuous improvement and return on investment.

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