UNICEF and EPAM Partner to Build Trusted ‘HealthBuddy COVID-19’ Information Platform

EPAM Systems | July 09, 2020

EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with UNICEF ECARO to build a multi-featured ‘HealthBuddy COVID-19’ information app designed to protect children, families and communities across Europe and Central Asia.  Merging the common features and functions of EPAM’s COVID Resistance app with UNICEF ECARO’s interactive web-based HealthBuddy chatbot app, EPAM has engineered a new platform that enables users to access trusted information while promoting protective and preventive behaviors at the individual and community levels during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Inspur Information's AIStation Works With NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software Suite to Power Innovation

Inspur Information | August 03, 2022

Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, is combining AIStation, its unified management and scheduling AI computing resource platform, with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software, to provide enterprise users with a convenient and efficient platform for utilizing AI computing resources. This includes professional development, advanced deployment tools, and state-of-the-art components. The combined platform allows enterprises to quickly implement the industry's most advanced AI capabilities and rapidly deploy AI applications to drive intelligent business innovation. There have been multiple attempts to build AI resource stacks for improving AI innovation and implementation. However, implementing AI technologies is a very challenging task. Enterprises not only need to meet requirements for computing power, but also maximize their computing resource utilization, quickly build and manage AI deployment environments, and efficiently introduce AI capabilities. It requires an AI platform that supports agile development and necessitates easy management and deployment to quickly implement AI applications and accelerate their performance. Inspur Information's AIStation is an end-to-end platform that provides one-stop support for AI development and deployment. With powerful resource scheduling and management capabilities, it accelerates the development and deployment of AI technologies. NVIDIA AI Enterprise is an optimized end-to-end, cloud-native AI and data analytics software suite. It supports the processes from environment construction, data processing, training, and inference to allow for faster development and implementation of AI technologies. AIStation's superior scheduling, management and monitoring capabilities are able to fully unleash NVIDIA AI Enterprise's excellent AI development and deployment capabilities. The combined solution expertly handles data storage, computing power and task scheduling, cluster operation and maintenance, and provides enterprises with an agile and easy-to-use AI platform that can fully utilize their AI computing resources. It also enhances the development and deployment of AI-related tools and components. Resulting AI development and deployment is markedly sped up, making AI transformation more efficient, and improving the business value of AI. Detailed benefits of the combined Inspur Information and NVIDIA AI Enterprise solution include: Maximizing computing resources The solution makes it easier for enterprise customers to use and manage hardware infrastructure including NVIDIA GPUs, and supports Multi-Instance GPU features in the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, enabling users to centrally allocate and monitor computing resources and efficiently allocate those computing resources in large-scale computing power clusters. Acquiring AI capabilities quickly The cloud-native environment management mechanism based on Docker containers gives users an effort-free experience for building cloud-native development environments. Thanks to the powerful scheduling and management capabilities of Inspur Information's AIStation and the professional frameworks, models, applications and development tools of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, users can build AI environments and run AI tasks with ease to achieve fast delivery and quickly introduce advanced AI capabilities. Managing AI infrastructure with ease The multi-tenant management policy allows cluster administrators to focus on managing hardware infrastructure and controlling user quotas. Users can manage AI services and perform AI production within quota limits, and developers can quickly obtain AI compute resources without needing to be audited by administrators often. In addition, administrators can monitor key services and performance of the platform in real-time, and improve system availability by leveraging the fault-tolerant mechanisms and high-availability architecture. Today, AI technologies are changing various industries such as finance, transportation, medical care, education, and scientific research. By introducing AI technologies and applications, enterprises can boost their business capabilities and create greater value. Inspur Information is working closely with NVIDIA to promote the construction of intelligent computing infrastructure and develop AI capability stacks to further accelerate enterprises' AI strategies and AI transformation. Inspur Information and NVIDIA have a longstanding collaboration, with Inspur AI servers supporting the full lineup of NVIDIA GPUs, including the NVIDIA A100, A30, A10, and A2. Inspur AI servers were among the first in the industry to fully support NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and the company has obtained NVIDIA-Certified System status for its AI servers. About Inspur Information Inspur Information is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions. It is the world’s 2nd largest server manufacturer. Through engineering and innovation, Inspur Information delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology sectors such as open computing, cloud data center, AI, and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges.

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Absolute Software Announces New Partnerships with Leading ISVs Leveraging Absolute Application Persistence-as-a-Service

Absolute Software | June 07, 2022

Absolute Software™ , a leader in self-healing endpoint and secure access solutions, today announced new partnerships with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to strengthen resiliency of their endpoint applications with Absolute Application Persistence-as-a-Service (APaaS). As APaaS partners, Ericom, Utopic, and WinMagic® are leveraging Absolute’s firmware-embedded technology to monitor and automatically heal their mission-critical security solutions - ensuring they remain healthy, installed, and working effectively across their customer bases. Through APaaS, ISVs have the ability to embed Absolute’s Application Persistence™ capabilities directly into their software packages to continuously maintain the integrity of their endpoint applications with lower development costs and no ongoing code maintenance. APaaS partners also have access to rich application health telemetry data that offers valuable insights into application health and performance, allowing for continuous optimization and improvement. “As APaaS partners, Ericom, Utopic, and WinMagic have taken the critical steps needed to harden and self-heal their mission-critical applications at the firmware level. “Our unique device intelligence consistently shows that the complexity of today’s endpoint environments has left endpoint agents under constant threat of decaying, colliding with other applications, or being disabled by malicious or negligent users. By ensuring their endpoint agents remain healthy and working effectively, these leading ISVs are delivering a higher return on software investments and strengthening security posture for their end customers.” Edward Choi, SVP of Global Alliances at Absolute Software “Hardening our ZTEdge platform has been a top priority for Ericom, and with Absolute, we’ve found the right partnership to put our vision into motion,” said John Peterson, CPO at Ericom. “Adding Absolute’s undeletable firmware-based self-healing to our mission-critical endpoint application gives us the confidence that we are delivering on our promise of enabling our customers to strengthen their security defenses in today’s perimeter-less digital environments.” “Our customers depend on our leading self-healing automation capabilities to enforce policies, ensure compliance issues, improve asset performance, and reduce operational support costs as part of their NIST Cybersecurity Response and Recovery journey,” said Bob Whirley, CEO at Utopic. “By partnering with Absolute to harden our endpoint agent with APaaS, we have even more confidence that we are enabling seamless workplace transformation and modernization.” “Some of the world's largest organizations rely on SecureDoc everyday to protect their sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO at WinMagic. “To complement our encryption offering, we are thrilled to add authentication to our comprehensive security product suite with MagicEndpoint. The ability to leverage Absolute’s firmware-embedded, self-healing capabilities to our leading authentication and encryption suite through APaaS gives us even more assurance that we are delivering on our promise to offer security solutions that free our customers to think, share and achieve their goals, knowing their employees and data are protected.” About Absolute Software Absolute Software is a leading provider of self-healing endpoint and secure access solutions, delivering truly resilient zero trust security for today’s distributed workforces. Absolute is the only endpoint platform embedded in more than half a billion devices, offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network connections - enabling customers to strengthen cyber resilience against the escalating threat of ransomware and malicious attacks. Trusted by nearly 16,000 customers, G2 recognized Absolute as a leader in Zero Trust Networking and Endpoint Management in the Winter of 2022.

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Cycle.io announces partnership with leading custom Software Development firm, Dev.Pro

Cycle.io | August 05, 2022

Cycle.io, a low-ops application deployment platform, recently announced the Cycle Partner Program, and today we are happy to add Dev.Pro as one of our new Development Agency Partners. Our partnership empowers Dev.Pro development teams to build and deploy advanced solutions, products, and services efficiently on the Cycle Platform. Dev.Pro, a US based software, custom development partner, works with customers across many industries using state of the art technologies. Dev.Pro enables their customers to grow by expediting time to market and delivering new products and features in a cost effective and efficient manner. This new partnership with Cycle expands the Dev.Pro portfolio and ensures that customers continue to have access to the latest solutions. “The Cycle & Dev.Pro partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. Cycle offers a reliable, scalable, and feature rich platform; while Dev.Pro has the engineering expertise and experience to build and support even the most complex environments. ” Brian Agee, Chief Revenue Officer, Dev.Pro. Cycle’s all-in-one platform has been used to deploy over a million containers, becoming the bridge between our partners' infrastructure and their code. The platform offers increased flexibility to scale their solutions utilizing Cycle’s rich set of features via the portal or through their powerful API. “We are extremely excited to have Dev.Pro join our partner program. Dev.Pro has a reputation for having impressive engineering skills and outperforming customer expectations. Working with the Dev.Pro team over the course of the past six months indicates that this is only the tip of the iceberg”. Karl Empey, Head of Sales, Cycle.io. About Cycle Cycle is the all-in-one low-ops platform built for deploying, scaling, and monitoring your websites, backends, and APIs. With automatic platform updates, standardized deployments, a powerful API, and bottleneck crushing automation—the platform offers batteries included, and no DevOps team required. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Reno, NV. About Dev.Pro Dev.Pro is a software development partner that allows innovative technology companies to amplify their growth ambitions and expedite time-to-market.Result-driven. Quality-obsessed. Dev.Pro builds teams that deliver a custom software development experience to meet any skillset, complexity, or scale. With a carefully curated staff of more than 850 highly skilled specialists, Dev.Pro offers a wide range of technical expertise including: Software Development, Cloud, DevOps, UI/UX Design, System Integration, Reporting/Analytics, and Manual/Automation Testing. Dev.Pro is a globally distributed company operating in 50+ countries spread across 5 continents.

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AgreeYa Spins-Off BeatBlip, Launches HuLoop to Accelerate Growth and Innovation in the Intelligent Automation Space

AgreeYa Solutions | June 01, 2022

AgreeYa Solutions, a global leader in software, solutions and services, today announced it is spinning off BeatBlip, its AI-powered, codeless, intelligent automation platform with the launch of HuLoop Automation (HuLoop), a new software company, to accelerate growth and innovation. The new company will build upon AgreeYa’s longstanding investment in BeatBlip, which enables business process automation (BPA), robotic process automation (RPA) and software test automation (STA). Forrester projects the RPA market will reach $22 billion by 2025; Markets and Markets expects the global BPA market size to grow to $19.6 billion by 2026; and a 2021 Research and Markets report put the global automation testing market at $20.7 billion last year and forecasted 19.2 percent compound annual growth. HuLoop aims to become a leader in each of these high-growth markets. The BeatBlip platform is uniquely positioned to be a single source solution across an expanding array of automation requirements. The user-friendly no-code/low-code platform is designed to orchestrate tasks and activities across complex business workflows and disparate systems. It can generate, deploy and manage bots to automate manual and mundane tasks, and it can control and execute repetitive software tests verifying results against expected outcomes. Todd P. Michaud, an accomplished and high-energy technology executive with a proven track record for driving growth and innovation in both mature and high growth start-up software companies, has been appointed CEO of HuLoop. He previously served in executive leadership positions with IBM, Revionics, Retalix, NCR, Amdocs, Hypersonix and DemandTec. “The automation market is poised for significant growth, and we intend to earn our fair share of that growth by delivering industry leading innovation,” said Michaud. “We are committed to helping our clients solve their most complex challenges while delivering meaningful cost savings and productivity gains.” The HuLoop name was chosen to underscore the company’s commitment to supporting humans being in-the-loop during automation while also supporting full unattended automation. “We believe AI-powered automation can do amazing things, especially when it is blended with the strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and empathy unique to humans. We are in the business of unleashing the power of automation to help enterprises realize maximum value from their human capital,” added Michaud. “The BeatBlip platform has been helping customers around the globe successfully adopt and scale automation with ease for years. “Existing customers won’t experience any disruption, and in fact, they benefit from expanded capabilities, focus and resources. With Todd at the helm of HuLoop, together we will build an amazing company that leads emerging trends and delivers on the promise of automation for our customers.” Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions and HuLoop board chairman ABOUT HULOOP AUTOMATION, INC. Based in the Sacramento, Calif. area, HuLoop Automation, Inc., helps enterprises realize maximum value from their people by keeping humans in-the-loop during intelligent automation in addition to ungoverned automation. The innovative AI-powered automation company was built to accelerate the growth of the low-code/no-code BeatBlip platform previously led by AgreeYa Solutions, Inc. HuLoop will expand BeatBlip’s business process automation, robotic process automation and software test automation capabilities. Learn more at www.huloop.ai and follow HuLoop on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. ABOUT AGREEYA SOLUTIONS AgreeYa Solutions is a leading global provider of software, solutions, and services to small, medium, and global Fortune 100 organizations. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Folsom, Calif., AgreeYa has over 2,000 professionals helping clients across the U.S., India, EMEA and Mexico. Leveraging a technology-enabled, consultative approach and diverse talent, AgreeYa offers modern workplace, smart analytics, intelligent automation, AI/ML, cloud transformation, mobility, and talent management solutions to deliver digital transformation to its clients. AgreeYa has received considerable recognition including certifications like Microsoft Gold Partner and Cloud Solutions Provider; AICPA SOC 2 Type 2, SEI CMMI, and ISO 9001:2015; and awards including “Dream Company to Work For” and “Best Employer Brand.”

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