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Seismic | September 26, 2022
Seismic, the global leader in enablement, today announced a new partnership with Microsoft for its seller experience application, Viva Sales. Together, Microsoft and Seismic will transform the future of sales and streamline daily workflows for the modern salesperson.
Today’s salespeople use numerous apps and tools in their daily work but are challenged with bringing together the bigger picture across meetings, email, chat, and CRM. Breaking down silos of data, Viva Sales empowers sellers in their flow of work within Microsoft 365 and Teams, reducing busy work and maximizing sellers’ time for the most valuable area of their work – engaging with customers and closing deals.
Embedded within the Viva Sales workflow, Seismic will provide content production, collaboration, task automation, and engagement intelligence for Viva Sales users across the meeting experience to help drive deals and relationships forward. The joint vision of Microsoft Viva Sales and Seismic is to streamline the buyer engagement experience for relationship-based sales teams and increase productivity through preparation, automation, and intelligence.
“Microsoft has been one of our longstanding partners and we’ve always had close alignment across our product and go-to-market teams, so we’re thrilled to help launch Viva Sales. “Our leadership in sales enablement, content automation, enablement intelligence, and buyer engagement will perfectly complement the mission of Viva Sales to improve seller productivity and drive revenue. We can’t wait to get started.”
Hayden Stafford, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Seismic
Microsoft’s partnership with Seismic for Viva Sales will add AI-powered capabilities for virtual meetings, the key vehicle for modern sales teams to interact with prospects and customers. As the first step in this journey, the Seismic Enablement Cloud™ will provide recommended content and training for follow-up as part of the Viva Sales AI-powered post-meeting call summaries. Looking ahead, sales organizations can expect content and training recommendations, pre-built digital sales rooms, and meeting analysis powered by Seismic.
���“We’re united with Seismic in our commitment to empower sellers through relevant content and an improved seller experience. Our plan to integrate Seismic with Viva Sales will help sellers have more personalized customer engagements whether they are in the office or on the road, with a helpful assist from the AI-driven insights and content,” said Lori Lamkin, CVP, Dynamics 365 Customer Experience Applications.
Seismic is the global leader in enablement, helping organizations engage customers, enable teams, and ignite revenue growth. The Seismic Enablement Cloud™ is the most powerful, unified enablement platform that equips customer-facing teams with the right skills, content, tools, and insights to grow and win. From the world’s largest enterprises to startups and small businesses, more than 2,000 organizations around the globe trust Seismic for their enablement needs. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia.
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Datawiza | September 19, 2022
Datawiza, the industry's leading cloud-native access proxy for securing applications, today announced a new integration with Microsoft 365 that allows businesses to deploy multifactor authentication (MFA) for mission-critical Oracle business applications. By creating a no-code, secure bridge between Oracle applications and Microsoft 365, the Datawiza cloud-native proxy enables Microsoft 365 customers to quickly extend the power of Microsoft's modern Identity and Access (IAM) solution, Azure Active Directory , to Peoplesoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards (JDE) and Siebel – in minutes.
Datawiza: Modern Access Management for Hard-to-Secure Applications
“Thousands of enterprises today run on business applications that don’t always support modern security protocols,” said Dr. Canming Jiang, Co-Founder & CEO of Datawiza. “Corporate boards are demanding immediate action to eliminate vulnerabilities, but replacing mission-critical applications like Peoplesoft, E-Business Suite, JDE and Siebel would take far too long and cost too much. Our cloud-native proxy helps organizations extend their investment in these solutions by enabling modern capabilities like MFA and single sign-on in less than five minutes, helping them quickly respond to new security requirements, such as the need to meet cyber insurance requirements or establish Zero Trust Application Access.”
“Microsoft is passionate about helping businesses protect their identities, applications, and data. “Datawiza is a partner in our Secure Hybrid Access program. Their fast, secure solution helps our customers take advantage of the multifactor authentication capabilities built into Azure AD (now part of Microsoft Entra) to protect their portfolio of critical Oracle business solutions. This way, they can get even more value from their investment in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Entra, our family of modern identity and access solutions.”
Sue Bohn, Vice President of the Identity and Network Access Customer and Partner Experience Team at Microsoft
Multifactor authentication adds an additional layer to application access, requiring users to prove their identity with more than just a username and password. When a user signs into an application, the system requires a second authentication, such as scanning a fingerprint or entering a code received by a smartphone. MFA is built into Microsoft 365, which includes Azure AD, but it relies on modern security protocols, such as SAML or OIDC, which Oracle and other legacy applications don’t support.
The lightweight, cloud-delivered Datawiza platform relies on super-lightweight, cloud-native and container-based proxies located near the applications they protect. The Datawiza cloud-native proxy is deployed at the front end of the applications to create a bridge between the applications and Microsoft 365. In just a few minutes, Datawiza can be deployed and configured and begin requiring MFA, as well as single sign-on (SSO) and conditional access, to log into any application – from Oracle applications to homegrown applications to open source tools.
The benefits of Datawiza include:
Added security to extend the life of mission-critical investments – Datawiza works in all cloud, IAM and network infrastructures
No-code, so quick to deploy – no security expertise required, no new vulnerabilities are inadvertently introduced
Fine-grained access controls across homegrown, open source and legacy applications, for all environments: on-prem, cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid
Easily integrated with cutting-edge cloud-native technologies, such as containerization and Kubernetes
Protection for individual applications even if the network is breached
Datawiza, the industry's leading cloud-native access proxy for securing applications and APIs, provides consolidated and continuous risk and trust assessment. Unlike other access management products (e.g., legacy web access managers) that are complex and siloed in hybrid environments, Datawiza offers large enterprises and SMBs a comprehensive, centralized and easy-to-deploy solution that allows every company to simplify access management, save time and increase security. Datawiza was founded in 2018 by security expert Dr. Canming Jiang, a veteran of Shape Security, now part of F5, and cloud expert Cunhao (Alex) Gao, a veteran of Google and Amazon.
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C3.ai, Inc. | September 15, 2022
C3 AI , the Enterprise AI software application company, today announced the introduction of C3 AI ESG, an application that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable companies to monitor, report, and improve their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance. C3 AI ESG reduces the time required to gather, manage, and analyze disparate ESG data, and allows companies to identify ESG risks, capture opportunities, and accelerate initiatives to meet their ESG goals.
C3 AI ESG enables customers to integrate data from all their ERP, supplier, customer and manufacturing systems—plus relevant exogenous market data, emissions, and commodity data—and provide comprehensive Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 ESG reporting in compliance with any of SASB, GRI, TCFD, and CDP reporting standards. C3 AI ESG is entirely predictive, allowing companies to accurately forecast their ESG KPIs and plan mitigation measures to achieve their corporate ESG objectives. According to Verdantix, ESG is estimated to become a $30 billion market by 2030.
“As ESG objectives continue to rise on the corporate agenda, organizations require solutions to better plan, track, measure, and report ESG performance across their entire value chain. “C3 AI ESG allows organizations to employ advanced AI and ML capabilities not only to provide complete visibility of their ESG status, but to identify and execute strategies to meet their ambitious ESG goals more effectively.”
Ed Abbo, President and CTO at C3 AI
Key capabilities of the C3 AI ESG application include:
Integrating key ESG data across enterprise systems into a unified data image
Continuously calculating and tracking ESG KPIs against goals
Providing AI-driven recommendations to improve performance on priority ESG issues
Centralizing compliance with major ESG reporting standards and frameworks
Automating ESG reporting and workflows to review and approve publication of ESG data
Using AI to analyze and efficiently respond to external data requests
Identifying emerging ESG risks and opportunities using AI to analyze news, media, and priority stakeholder publications
Ensuring data accuracy and integrity with end-to-end auditability and AI-driven data validation
C3 AI ESG is immediately available and can be deployed on any private or public cloud infrastructure (including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud), or on-premises.
About C3.ai, Inc.
C3 AI is the Enterprise AI application software company. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products including the C3 AI Application Platform, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications and C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS enterprise AI applications that enable the digital transformation of organizations globally.