Variscite | December 07, 2022
Variscite, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of System on Modules (SoMs), today announced the official launch of the Variscite Python API developer center. The Variscite Python API, also known as pyvar, simplifies the development of machine learning and multimedia applications for devices built on Variscite’s i.MX8-based SoMs. With the API, building and programming embedded systems and smart/edge devices for AI/ML is faster and easier, even for beginners.
Variscite Python API eases the development process of embedded systems using cameras, sensors, displays, and user interfaces. It also provides an easy way to run and communicate with Cortex-M applications from the Cortex-A side, for fast processing at low power. The API’s developer center provides ‘how to’ guides, documentation and quick source code examples.
“Capture, recognition, and processing of image, audio, and video data are increasingly used in embedded edge devices for any kind of environment, from transportation to healthcare, robotics, and agriculture, Our customers require additional AI/ML capabilities at the edge to run complex and advanced applications, and the Variscite python API enables faster and easier deployment with our i.MX8 SoMs.”
-Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite.
Variscite offers a wide range of performance, power consumption, cost, and feature sets in its i.MX 8-based System on Modules. The company’s portfolio includes two highly scalable modules with dedicated AI/ML capabilities and an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS run on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP iMX8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex-M7 real-time co-processor. Both SoMs are members of Variscite’s Pin2Pin families that offer seamless scalability, extended lifetime, as well as reduced development time, cost, and risk.
Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module designer and manufacturer, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the broadest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that cover an entire embedded product and application range; from entry-level to high-performance solutions. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end-product lifecycle.
Mindtickle | December 07, 2022
Mindtickle, the global leader in sales enablement and training technology, today announced a strategic partnership with Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services & solutions. The collaboration will provide clients with a unified, tech-enabled platform to enhance sales effectiveness.
Tapping the unique expertise of both companies, the strategic relationship will offer clients a solution for end-to-end sales enablement challenges such as sales onboarding, new product launches, competency benchmarking, upskilling and more. This partnership will aim to ensure increased revenue, customer satisfaction, employee productivity, and retention across every customer-facing function including contact center and support operations.
“In partnership with Mindtickle, Tech Mahindra will deliver innovative sales readiness managed services to enhance sales effectiveness. We are helping customers solve problems with sales onboarding, product launches, competency gauging, upskilling, and more. All of these things will have a positive effect on call revenue, net promoter scores, and client service costs. Under Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW™ framework, this partnership will focus on leveraging next-generation technologies to deliver disruptive solutions today, further enable digital transformation, and meet the evolving and dynamic needs of our customers.”
Birendra Sen, Head of Business Process Services at Tech Mahindra
Mindtickle’s sales enablement, conversational intelligence, content management, and sales coaching solutions, coupled with Tech Mahindra’s track record of success in delivering best-in-class connected customer-centric information technology experience, will help clients achieve differentiated business outcomes. The joint solution will modernize sales enablement, leveraging conversational AI, gamification, and skills-based learning to improve efficiency and drive results for sales leaders, enablement, and revenue operations teams as well as other functions across the enterprise. The joint solution is expected to be of considerable value to companies in industries such as high tech, life sciences, financial services, communication, media, and entertainment.
Gopkiran Rao, Chief Strategy Officer, Mindtickle, said, “We're pleased to partner with Tech Mahindra and are confident its formidable portfolio of integrated solutions, analytics, process consulting, and outsourced operations will be of significant value to our global customers across industry verticals. The Mindtickle team is excited to create a significant impact on front-office effectiveness in these organizations.”
Together, Mindtickle and Tech Mahindra will provide organizations with industry blueprints for different functional areas and powerful capabilities that span change management, technology, and process management, business analytics, and reporting. Joint solutions will include rapid-start program templates for onboarding, training, and AI-driven field coaching. Collectively, these capabilities will accelerate the speed to competency for employees, reducing expenses and boosting the bottom line.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer-centric digital experiences, enabling enterprises, associates and the society to Rise. We are a USD 6 billion organization with 163,000+ professionals across 90 countries helping 1279 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies. We are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies including 5G, Blockchain, Metaverse, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and more, to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers. Tech Mahindra is the only Indian company in the world to receive the HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal for its commitment to creating a sustainable future. We are the fastest growing brand in ‘brand strength’ and amongst the top 7 IT brands globally. With the NXT.NOW™ framework, Tech Mahindra aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ for our ecosystem and drive collaborative disruption with synergies arising from a robust portfolio of companies. Tech Mahindra aims at delivering tomorrow’s experiences today and believes that the ‘Future is Now’.
We are part of the Mahindra Group, founded in 1945, one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate. The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.
Mindtickle is the market-leading sales readiness platform, helping revenue leaders at world-class companies like Johnson & Johnson, Splunk, and Wipro be ready to grow revenue by increasing knowledge, understanding ideal sales behaviors, and adapting to change. Dozens of Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies use Mindtickle to define excellence, build knowledge, align content, analyze performance and optimize behavior throughout their sales organizations. Mindtickle is recognized as a market leader by top industry analysts and is ranked by G2 as both the #2 enterprise software product and #5 sales software product.
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Amazon Web Services | November 30, 2022
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Slalom, LLC (Slalom), a global business and technology consulting company, announced a multiyear extension to the companies’ global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA). The two companies will work together to develop vertical solutions and accelerators on AWS for customers in the energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, public sector, and media and entertainment industries, delivering specialized end-to-end cloud migration and modernization services to help accelerate their cloud journeys. In addition to supporting accelerated growth in Slalom markets in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand, AWS and Slalom in 2023 will jointly create go-to-market strategies and make co-investments in support of Slalom’s continued expansion into Ireland and the Netherlands, followed by additional countries in Latin America, Asia Pacific, and through Europe over the next three years.
As part of the agreement, AWS and Slalom are expanding upon their 2019 announced collaboration to deliver AWS | Slalom Launch Centers (Launch Centers) that help enterprises accelerate their business transformations and modernize information technology services. Launch Centers provide customers with access to the unique combination of AWS Professional Services—a global team of AWS experts who help customers reach their desired outcomes with the cloud—and Slalom’s expertise in business transformation, software engineering, and analytics capabilities. Over the last three years, more than 160 customers have migrated and modernized to AWS through their work with Launch Centers.
AWS is working with Slalom to develop solutions to help customers solve specific industry challenges. For example, Slalom offers the Slalom Meter Data Analytics solution on AWS, which uses Amazon SageMaker (AWS’s service for building, training, and deploying machine learning models in the cloud and at the edge) to help utility and renewable energy customers improve billing and energy efficiency, and forecast power outages. In addition, the companies collaborated to introduce in 2022 Slalom Agile Supply Chain, a solution aimed at helping manufacturing customers build agility and resiliency into their supply chains to reduce costs, increase capacity, and improve their customers’ experiences.
“This agreement enhances our relationship with AWS and serves as a key growth driver for Slalom’s business over the next three years. “Through the expansion of our AWS practice, we will be better equipped to help our customers find new ways to use AWS technologies to dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows for all.”
Brad Jackson, CEO of Slalom
“Slalom has a proven track record and is a trusted partner in providing innovative business and technology consulting services to our mutual customers, helping them accelerate their transitions to the cloud and leverage the vast portfolio of AWS services to drive innovation,” said Ruba Borno, vice president, Worldwide Channels and Alliances at AWS. “By extending our collaboration with Slalom, expanding more broadly into markets together, and combining Slalom’s consulting and technical skills with our leading cloud services and migration expertise, we are giving customers a broader range of capabilities and offerings to better support their cloud strategies and digital transformation journeys.”
TC Energy is a North American energy company headquartered in Canada. Working with AWS and Slalom, TC Energy used the Amazon Working Backwards process to envision and then build a new business intelligence application that maximizes capacity in its network of gas pipelines. Maximizing pipeline capacity helps TC Energy avoid the years-long process, capital expenditures, and environmental impact associated with building new pipelines. “We will save millions of dollars in greenhouse gas emissions costs by innovating on AWS,” said Peter Jarmola, TC Energy’s director of enterprise innovation, in an AWS-published case study. “That’s an important benefit because it helps us demonstrate to our customers, our regulators, and the government that we are a responsible operator.”
Slalom—an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner in the AWS Partner Network for over a decade, the 2021 National Systems Integrator Partner of the Year in the US, and the 2022 SI Partner of the Year in North America—holds 15 AWS Competencies and seven AWS Service Delivery designations. In addition to the more than 160 customers who have migrated and modernized with Launch Centers, more than 500 customers have optimized their business in the cloud by working together with AWS Professional Services and Slalom.
About Amazon Web Services
For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 96 Availability Zones within 30 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.
Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company. From strategy to implementation, our approach is fiercely human. In six countries and 43 markets, we deeply understand our customers—and their customers—to deliver practical, end-to-end solutions that drive meaningful impact. Backed by close partnerships with over 400 leading technology providers, our 13,000+ strong team helps people and organizations dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows for all. We’re honored to be consistently recognized as a great place to work, including being one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For seven years running.