Latest IDG Research Explores Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Trends Amid the Pandemic

IDG Communications, Inc. | September 03, 2020

IDG Communications, Inc. – the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company – shares a glimpse into organizational Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) initiatives from the results of a recent IDG MarketPulse survey. The senior level IT executive respondents all noted that their organization is either currently or interested in adopting AI/ML technology. The research reveals organizations’ current activity around AI/ML – whether these technologies are in production or being actively researched, how these technologies will be deployed, and the challenges that are associated with the adoption. The full study will be shared in a moderated conversation during CIO’s virtual event “The New Business Process Mandate: AI & Automation” being held September 15, 16 & 17th.

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Verizon’s Peter Konings shares how Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration lets Verizon stay ahead of the market by allowing for easier onboarding of partners, zero touch provisioning for customers, and closed loop assurance that enables Verizon to deliver a higher level of SLA.

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Verizon’s Peter Konings shares how Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration lets Verizon stay ahead of the market by allowing for easier onboarding of partners, zero touch provisioning for customers, and closed loop assurance that enables Verizon to deliver a higher level of SLA.

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BlackBerry Radar Now Available on AWS Marketplace

BlackBerry | July 05, 2022

BlackBerry Limited today announced that BlackBerry Radar®, the company's intelligent, data-driven asset monitoring solution purpose-built for the transportation industry, is now available for purchase in AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that makes it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software on Amazon Web Services (AWS). BlackBerry Radar is an easy-to-install, asset monitoring solution for trailers, chassis and containers that provides near real-time information around location, cargo status, motion, mileage, temperature, humidity, and door open/close status through an intuitive on-line dashboard. All data is transmitted and stored securely on a cloud platform, which maintains the privacy of user information at all times. Providing fleet owners with unparalleled visibility into their operations to reduce costs and improve asset utilization, the addition of Radar to the Marketplace marks a further expansion of BlackBerry's offerings on AWS, which already includes BlackBerry's AI-Driven Endpoint Protection Platform, CylancePROTECT®, and BlackBerry® UEM, along with two of the company's secure communication solutions, BlackBerry® AtHoc® and SecuSUITE® for Government. For transportation and logistics businesses, BlackBerry Radar is currently the only asset tracking and monitoring solution available in AWS Marketplace. This provides additional convenience and value to Radar customers at a time of supply chain bottlenecks that show no signs of letting up, and where timely and accurate data that can shed light on opportunities for improved asset utilization have never been more important. With BlackBerry Radar, transportation companies can better manage their assets and drivers to improve overall efficiency and profitability. "Our customers want easy-to-use software that provides valuable insights into their fleet so they can unlock excess capacity they didn't even know they had. "With our AWS Marketplace listing, transportation and logistics businesses can now seamlessly purchase and deploy Radar, immediately gaining unparalleled visibility into their operations with a view to boosting productivity and asset utilization, reducing costs and most importantly, improving services to their own customers." Christopher Plaat, SVP and GM of BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry Each BlackBerry Radar device is rugged, and takes only minutes to install, giving business owners virtually instantaneous access to a secure cloud-based dashboard. The solution includes everything necessary to start tracking mobile assets immediately including the device, cellular connectivity, dashboards, mapping, hosted cloud services and more. About BlackBerry BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

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Happiest Minds Technologies launches Identity Vigil 2.0 powered by OneLogin

Happiest Minds Technologies | August 16, 2022

Happiest Minds Technologies Limited , a 'Born Digital. Born Agile' company today announced the launch of Identity Vigil 2.0 – a next-gen signature IDaaS MSSP solution powered by OneLogin, a cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) provider that designs and develops secure and unified access management (UAM) platforms. Identity Vigil is a trademarked Identity Management Managed services Platform of Happiest Minds Technologies. The highly scalable, innovative 360-degree platform provides secure access to SaaS and enterprise apps across roles and privileges. In joining forces with OneLogin, a Global leader in Access Management 2.0, Identity Vigil now has truly hosted & managed IDaaS credentials. Priya Kanduri, VP & CTO, Infrastructure and Security Services, Happiest Minds Technologies said, "Identity Vigil has found an innovative partner in OneLogin's Cloud-Based IAM for modern enterprises. We are pleased to re-launch Identity Vigil 2.0, which provides bundled subscription services for SSO, MFA, and IAM. Our Identity Vigil solution will now offer AD-synchronization, role-based access control (RBAC), and mapping of any custom connector development and 24/7 support with scalable and flexible pricing. What makes the integration of OneLogin's AD connector unique is that it is the only tool in the space that allows real-time syncs (within seconds of a change) vs. a batch sync process and restricted access to all through the customer's Active Directory." Suhail Ismail, APJ Regional Director, OneLogin said, "OneLogin is a Gartner leader in the Access Management space and is a proven Identity platform trusted by many Enterprise organizations across the Asia Pacific, especially in India. After winning every engagement, we invest a lot of time talking to these customers, their key decision makers, and product champions to get their feedback on what drove them to select our solution. We found that we're super trusted across the board by these organizations." Here is the feedback received from OneLogin customers Strong product innovation, with a roadmap they can believe in Integration with existing and future applications Speed-to-business value Ease of implementation Happiest Minds Technologies' Identity Vigil 2.0 is a user-friendly, cloud-based IAM for the modern enterprise with secure access for every user, every application, and every device. This will allow everything to be hosted on and managed from the cloud. The aim of the platform is to support and strengthen the identity landscape of small and mid-sized customers in a cost-effective manner by eliminating the constraints on procurement of and hosting an IMA tool and dependencies of hiring and talent management. It is in line with the company's vision to strengthen the management of everything from the cloud and minimize security issues while improving customer experience. About Happiest Minds Technologies Happiest Minds' Technologies Limited , a Mindful IT Company, enables digital transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experiences, business efficiency and actionable insights. We do this by leveraging a spectrum of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, digital process automation, internet of things, robotics/drones, security, virtual/augmented reality, and more. Positioned as 'Born Digital.

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Universal Electronics to Launch New Voice Remotes for RDK Platform at RDK Tech Summit

Universal Electronics Inc. | July 12, 2022

Universal Electronics Inc. the world leader in universal control technology for entertainment and smart home, at the 2022 RDK Tech Summit has announced the release of two new voice remotes for RDK. RDK is one of the leading broadband and pay-tv platforms for the cable industry, with the support of hundreds of partner companies and deployed by more than 30 operators. UEI has shipped over 75 million RDK remote controls to date, with leading operators around the globe, making UEI a market leader in RDK control solutions. In 2017, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded UEI a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for its contribution to “Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content,” recognizing UEI’s innovator role in the development of the RDK platform. With the introduction of two new remote-control designs, UEI is expanding its footprint to make it simple for the operators in the RDK community to expand their offering with features that consumers have come to expect from pay-tv services, such as voice control and universal operation of TV sets regardless of the brand. UEI is collaborating closely with the RDK community to integrate voice and universal control as part of the RDK Accelerator Program – an initiative launched by the RDK community to make it easier for operators to adopt the RDK platform and launch products. UEI’s new RDK remotes serve the same purpose: Since the remotes are pre-integrated, operators can pick one and rest assured it will work with any RDK Accelerator set-top box, relieving them of tedious integration effort and ensuring a short time to market. “We are looking forward to helping customers around the world on the RDK platform to include advanced convenience features such as voice control and automated set-up of their TV and audio devices including soundbars and AV receivers.” Steve Gutman, SVP of Global Sales for Video Service Providers at UEI The two new RDK platform remotes UEI is launching at RDK Summit are named “UEI Tatlow” and “UEI Logan.” “UEI Tatlow” is a high-performance voice remote with a premium keypad and optional full backlight, making it easy for people to use it in the dark. “UEI Logan” is a premium voice remote with a unique look and feel including a unibody keypad that is easy to clean. Both remotes are designed to control live, recorded, and on-demand TV as well as streaming video, and are optionally equipped with QuickSet, the world’s only automated set-up and control experience for home entertainment and smart home devices. About Universal Electronics Inc. Universal Electronics Inc.t he global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. About RDK Management RDK Management is an open-source consortium that manages RDK for the global community. RDK is an open-source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT devices. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 500 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers.

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