Say Hello to Virtustream, EMC’s Other Cloud

EMC | August 30, 2016

VMware, the tech company majority owned by EMC, outlined its latest cloud computing strategy on Monday. Lost in the hubbub was the fact that Virtustream, EMC’s “other” cloud company, had its own news.

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MindBridge Launches Its API Helping Businesses Integrate Financial Risk Discovery and Anomaly Detection

MindBridge | September 09, 2022

MindBridge, a leader in cloud-first AI financial risk discovery and anomaly detection software, today announced its latest global release. MindBridge has delivered a new API, greater AI transparency through custom risk segmentation, and the expansion of platform localization and service for advanced risk analytics. MindBridge risk scoring is central to the innovation behind our technology, and a clear advantage for business leaders looking to identify financial data anomalies for greater assurance at less cost. Increased regulatory review and complex controls are driving the need for more informed monitoring and stricter oversight of financial systems. With accounting firms across a wide range of industries leveraging MindBridge's cloud platform, we are continuously advancing our capabilities to help align world-class financial risk analytics with human intelligence for stronger professional judgment. "Organizations that leverage analytics and AI in their business are driving change in the industry. "These organizations know where to focus and how to be fierce competitors. With the latest MindBridge release, we are bringing state-of-the-art analytics that can now be integrated into the core of an audit practice or financial technology landscape. This pushes to the next level the ease with which our clients can become data- and AI-enabled." Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer of MindBridge Widespread adoption of AI is now common amongst our customers. The MindBridge API introduces immense value for organizations who are automating and expanding integration of advanced risk analytics across their business and into upstream and downstream workflows. The MindBridge API will help organizations supercharge next-gen innovation by automating MindBridge input and output for audit and financial professionals. MindBridge is now providing the ability to configure risk groups and create custom risk scores. This will enable stronger integration with a firm's audit methodology and provides internal audit teams with granular details through a new dashboard for better visibility into their risk segments. "With less standardization in these areas, companies will see an increasing need for flexible solutions able to ingest different shapes of data and apply novel analysis," said Chris Corman, Senior VP of Product Development at MindBridge. To further broaden the use of our technology and drive global adoption, the MindBridge interface is now available in Canadian French, Parisian French, German, and Castilian Spanish. These new supported languages are woven into the MindBridge platform, including supporting materials for non-English-speaking users. MindBridge continues to bring together the most advanced financial risk analytics technology for audit and business professionals. Our latest release delivers further capabilities across our platform to enrich our customer and partner ecosystems for greater confidence in strategic insights and decision making. About MindBridge MindBridge is a global leader in financial risk discovery and anomaly detection that helps financial professionals access better ways of working by identifying, surfacing, and analyzing risk across broad financial datasets. MindBridge has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and by Forbes as a Top 50 AI Firm to Watch for its contribution to transforming accounting and financial professionals' ability to analyze data. MindBridge was also the first Audit and Financial Analysis Software tool to have gone through the rigorous evaluation methodology of the ICAEW Technology Accreditation Scheme and is the first private sector signatory to the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

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Blueshift Launches AI Recommendations Recipes for Marketers

Blueshift | September 05, 2022

Blueshift, the leading Smart Hub platform for intelligent customer engagement, today announced at the company's Engage 2022 conference the launch of the industry's first collection of 100+ pre-built AI Recommendations Recipes for marketers. The new recipes, together with Blueshift's industry-leading Recommendations Studio, provide unparalleled ease of use for marketers for hyper-personalized customer engagement, enabling them to recommend content, products, and offers that are based on each customer's individual behavior, as well as the behavior of similar customers. Today's consumers demand personalization across all engagement channels and interaction touch points, and the use of AI has become key for marketers to successfully scale their efforts. In fact, studies show that marketing campaigns featuring AI recommendations are 116% more effective, driven by 22% higher click rates and 209% higher conversion rates. Over the last 12 months, marketers have hyper-personalized more than 10 billion messages using Blueshift's Recommendation Studio, which is built using patented technology. Furthermore, Blueshift customers have reported significant business results from using recommendations, including 131% higher sales and 384% higher lead volumes. "With today's release of AI Recommendations Recipes, we are excited to bring accessible AI directly in the hands of marketers. "We are empowering a new generation of marketers who are data artists, combining the art of marketing with the power of AI and data science." Manyam Mallela, Co-Founder and Chief AI Officer at Blueshift The new capabilities for AI Recommendations Recipes unveiled today empower marketers to: Get started quickly with 100+ pre-built AI marketing recipes: Marketers now have a great starting canvas, pre-loaded with configurations for common use cases like abandoned carts, newsletter feeds based on affinities, cross-merchandising based on the wisdom of the crowds, trending content or changes to catalogs, and more. These recipes can be easily edited to get the recommendations just right for each use case. Personalize each message using drag-and-drop simplicity: Once the recommendation scheme using out-of-the-box recommendation recipes have been built, marketers can use a newly released drag-and-drop interface to insert them into emails, SMS, push notifications, in-app messages, or any creatives for their campaigns. Additionally, it's easy to suppress repetitive recommendations and to include seasonal and business promotions alongside predictive content. Analyze and optimize with advanced reporting: New in-depth reporting on advanced recommendation analytics enables marketers to optimize campaigns by using the best-performing recommendations, while also gaining visibility into which items are being recommended to each user and which ones users are engaging with. Retailers, ecommerce providers, and digital media and over-the-top (OTT) companies are especially poised to benefit from these new capabilities provided by AI Recommendations Recipes. For instance, retailers can design customer journeys with highly relevant content and recommendations in real time based on the shopper's affinities, search and browse activity and purchase history. Streaming service providers can use advanced AI to precisely match millions of viewers with hundreds of thousands of media content catalog items and engage them with daily content feeds that are auto optimized based on prior activity. About Blueshift San Francisco-based Blueshift helps brands deliver relevant, connected experiences across every customer interaction. The Blueshift cross-channel marketing platform uses patented AI technology to unify, inform, and activate the fullness of customer data across all channels and applications. Through unified data, cross-channel orchestration, intelligent decisioning, and unmatched scale, Blueshift gives brands all the tools they need to seamlessly deliver 1:1 experiences in real-time across the entire customer journey. Blueshift has been recognized in the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America.

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DDN Wins Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award for Third Consecutive Year

DDN | July 04, 2022

DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced that it has received its third consecutive "AI Hardware Innovation Award" in the annual AI Breakthrough Awards program conducted by AI Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes technological and product leadership in global AI and AI-driven digital transformation markets. DDN was recognized for its A3I® (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) AI400X2 system, which has been instrumental in bringing unmatched operational excellence for enterprise digital transformation initiatives in AI, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, autonomous driving, research, and other enterprise IT infrastructures. DDN has delivered powerful, easy-to-deploy, market-leading AI storage and data management solutions to thousands of organizations globally. "As organizations develop increasingly sophisticated AI applications and introduce new data types into their analysis, they seek faster and more scalable storage systems that can transparently provide data services to a wider variety of users and systems," said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. "The all new AI400X2 appliance from DDN addresses these needs, simplifying deployment for anyone looking to remove complexity from their AI initiatives. It's no wonder companies around the world rely on DDN for their unique combination of advanced capabilities, performance, and ease of management for AI and analytics applications. Congratulations to DDN on a third 'AI Hardware Innovation Award.'" The AI400X2 doubles the performance over the previous generation, making it an even more efficient building block for companies looking to take their AI applications into production. Additionally, DDN adds significant intelligent AI capabilities including granular insight and optimization capabilities into enterprise AI workloads, client GPU-level performance boost, simplified configuration management and system monitoring. Building these services on top of an optimized data path, AI400X2 accelerates AI and analytics driven workloads for organizations and research facilities globally. "DDN's next-gen A3I solutions were designed to provide our enterprise customers with the best AI-driven digital transformation storage and data management framework, and the most scalable, reliable and efficient AI data storage platform on the planet," said Dr. James Coomer, senior VP of products, DDN. "It is an honor to be a winner of the 'AI Hardware Innovation Award' for the third year in a row, and it's a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement on solutions like the AI400X2 that will help our customers get into production faster and reduce time to results as well as remove the complexity from their AI initiatives." Providing high-performance AI-optimized storage for thousands of NVIDIA DGX™ systems globally, DDN A3I appliances are packaged to provide the same capabilities for any customer regardless of size. The enhanced speed, efficiency and intelligence of the upgraded A3I system moves organizations toward an increasingly hands-off approach to AI application management that improves overall customer experience without sacrificing security. The AI400X2 is an all-NVMe appliance designed to help customers extract the most value from their AI and analytics data sources and is already proven in production at the largest scale. Configurable as all-flash or hybrid, customers can build efficient scale-out AI data pools tuned to their exact performance and capacity needs. Each base appliance is available with 30, 60, 120, 250, and 500TB flash capacity configurations, and can be expanded to 16PB capacity with up to 10 expansion enclosures. Additionally, DDN, in collaboration with NVIDIA, recently released updated NVIDIA DGX POD™ and NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ reference architectures. These new designs build on the success of the already proven DGX SuperPOD, and give customers a highly optimized data storage and data management system for AI which enhances and accelerates business insight while eliminating infrastructure complexity. The mission of the AI Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, deep learning, smart robotics, business intelligence, natural language processing, industry-specific AI applications and many more. This year's program attracted more than 2,950 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world. A list of all the featured winners for the 2022 AI Breakthrough Awards can be found here: AI Breakthrough 2022 Award Winners. About AI Breakthrough Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics and more. About DDN DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, data management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world's leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

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OutPLEX Announces Key Partnership with Amazon Web Services

OutPLEX | August 18, 2022

OutPLEX, a leading voice and digital business process outsourcing organization, has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) via the Amazon Partner Network (APN). In joining the APN, the Fort Lauderdale, FL based company adds the capability to provide global brands with AWS-powered customer contact services backed by the world’s “gold standard” in cloud computing technology. The partnership was brought about by the growing need for seamless integration between omnichannel customer contact experiences while ensuring customer data protection. In today’s customer experience (CX) landscape, it is imperative that companies are available to answer questions in real-time, at all times. Combining OutPLEX’s 20+ years of experience in CX management with the power of Amazon Connect, organizations of all sizes can be assured a seamless transition into the digital age of customer interaction. When asked about the new partnership, OutPLEX’s Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence, Declan Ryan, stated that “At OutPLEX, our primary mission is to provide clients with the most cutting-edge technology to maximize efficiency and customer satisfaction while reducing brands’ labor costs. Joining the Amazon Partner Network and utilizing AWS tools allows us to do just that.” In teaming up with Amazon, OutPLEX’s plans to utilize the APN Connect offering to meet clients’ needs. Amazon Connect enables OutPLEX to provide top-notch voice and digital messaging solutions. Caller authentication and fraud risk detection, real-time speech and sentiment analysis, unified customer profiles, and natural language chatbot design and management are just a few key features OutPLEX offers clients as a part of this partnership. Utilizing the AWS artificial intelligence service Amazon Lex for chatbot design, clients can be assured that they’re getting state-of-the-art conversation mapping utilizing the same natural language understanding that powers Amazon Alexa, allowing for improved customer interactions without the need for a live agent. OutPLEX looks forward to this partnership with Amazon Web Services, and the opportunities it offers to give clients the exemplary customer experience OutPLEX is known for. ABOUT OUTPLEX OutPLEX is a leading international digital and voice CX outsourcing organization developing solutions for the world's most trusted brands. Utilizing its innovation centers and highly skilled engagement experts, OutPLEX is the largest provider of digital customer engagement globally. Since 2001, OutPLEX has successfully transacted billions of customer experiences on its clients' behalf via phone, digital messaging, social media, conversational AI, and more with a track record of quality service and delivery that provides greater ROI for their clients.

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