Tag: Partners

14
Oct
2020
Posted in software

Enterprise software specialist IFS on the hunt for partners in growth push – Software

Enterprise software vendor IFS has ramped up its efforts to recruit channel partners in Australia as the company looks to scale up its business in the country.

Sweden-headquartered IFS is a vendor of enterprise software for customers that manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Some of its offerings include an ERP, enterprise asset management and service management software.

IFS ANZ managing director Warren Zietsman told CRN the company made investments to help scale up the business locally and help power intelligent and autonomous enterprises in Australia.

“A robust and vibrant ecosystem is critical to the success of any software vendor, and as such, the growth of our partner ecosystem here in Australia is one of our biggest goals right now,” he said.

“We want to have a strong network of SI partners and Channel partners who are experts in their respective fields. Our singular focus has always been and always will be to design and build solutions that create value for our customers.”

Zietsman added that prospective partners can expect IFS to be a vendor partner that can keep pace and support their businesses.

IFS categorises its partners into three groups – system integrators, channel partners and implementation partners.

System integrators would be those that specialise in change management, business improvement management and integration work.

Channel partners meanwhile buy IFS software on behalf of a customer, but IFS generally won’t add extra resources.

Implementation partners are those that would assist IFS in direct deals involving larger and more complex customer projects.

The company is also targeting five core industries in Australia, with “ambitious growth targets” for manufacturing, aerospace and defence, service management, engineering, construction and infrastructure, and energy, utilities and resources.

“Over the past two years, IFS has intensified its focus on developing and expanding its

14
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Microsoft partners with Team Gleason to build a computer vision dataset for ALS

Microsoft and Team Gleason, the nonprofit organization founded by NFL player Steve Gleason, today launched Project Insight to create an open dataset of facial imagery of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The organizations hope to foster innovation in computer vision and broaden the potential for connectivity and communication for people with accessibility challenges.

Microsoft and Team Gleason assert that existing machine learning datasets don’t represent the diversity of people with ALS, a condition that affects as many as 30,000 people in the U.S. This results in issues accurately identifying people, due to breathing masks, droopy eyelids, watery eyes, and dry eyes from medications that control excessive saliva.

Project Insight will investigate how to use data and AI with the front-facing camera already present in many assistive devices to predict where a person is looking on a screen. Team Gleason will work with Microsoft’s Health Next Enable team to gather images of people with ALS looking at their computer so it can train AI models more inclusively. (Microsoft’s Health Next team, which is within its Health AI division, focuses on AI and cloud-based services to improve health outcomes.)  Participants will be given a brief medical history questionnaire and be prompted through an app to submit images of themselves using their computer.

“ALS progression can be as diverse as the individuals themselves,” Team Gleason chief impact officer Blair Casey said. “So accessing computers and communication devices should not be a one-size-fits-all. We will capture as much information as possible from 100 people living with ALS so we can develop tools for all to effectively use.”

Microsoft and Team Gleason estimate that the project will collect and share 5TB of anonymized data with researchers on data science platforms like Kaggle and GitHub.

“There is a significant lack of disability-specific data that is

12
Oct
2020
Posted in software

Riversand Partners with Digital Data Consultancy to Offer Cloud-native Data Management Software in the UK

Riversand, a leading cloud-native SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provider, announced today its partnership with Digital Data Consultancy Limited (DDC), a provider of digital consulting services in the UK operating across retail and consumer goods, banking and finance, healthcare and manufacturing.

The partnership enables Digital Data Consultancy to offer consulting and system integration services with Riversand’s transformational MDM technology platform. Riversand’s customers will benefit from an integrated consulting and implementation experience.

“Collaborating with Riversand offers forward-thinking companies an infinitely scalable cloud-native, muliti-domain platform for their product and master data needs,” said Saikat Ghosh, principal consultant at Digital Data Consultancy. “By combining Riversand’s ability to leverage data and provide better experiences with DDC’s implementation and operational depth, customers will get measurable value in their MDM and PIM investments.”

As companies transform their digital strategy to deliver a holistic customer experience, their foundation for success with a leading e-commerce solution includes having a robust system for master and product data.

“Digital Data Consultancy understands what customers can get from a multi-domain data strategy,” said Ben Rund, vice president of Business Development in Europe at Riversand. “With Riversand and DDC, customers can tap our joint expertise in delivering data strategy and better customer, partner, and supplier experiences – all to achieve their digital transformation goals.”

About Digital Data Consultancy

Digital Data is a one-stop consulting firm when it comes to strategic consulting of Data – be it Master Data, Big Data, Data Governance or Data Science. We help our clients to focus on their biggest technical asset – their Data. On a daily basis, we advise companies on how to actively manage their data, discover insights from the data and improve quality to make better decisions. We come with years of experience in implementing enterprise data transformation

12
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Century Casinos Partners with Tipico for Internet Sports Betting in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Tipico to become the company’s third internet sports betting operator partner in Colorado. The Company, through a subsidiary, has already obtained its master license with the State of Colorado. Tipico will complete the necessary application and approval process with the State of Colorado and will operate an internet and mobile sports betting application under the Tipico brand.

“Tipico is thrilled to partner with Century Casinos, a highly respected name in North American casino entertainment, to bring our fully mobile sports betting experience to Colorado and introduce sports fans throughout the state to our brand and proprietary technology,” said Adrian Vella, Managing Director, US Business, Tipico.

The online sportsbook operations agreement with Tipico is a 10-year agreement that includes a one-time market access fee being paid to the Company on contract signing, plus a minimum annual revenue guarantee and a percentage share of net gaming revenue payable to the Company each year.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Tipico Sportsbook, one of the top sports betting companies in the world, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. The Colorado Division of Gaming has done an excellent job launching Sports Betting and we believe Colorado will be an ideal market for Tipico as they continue their expansion and growth in the United States,” said Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger, Co Chief Executive Officers of Century Casinos.

The Company has already signed two other internet sports betting partnerships in Colorado with Circa Sports and bet365.

About Tipico
Tipico is a U.S. sportsbook originally founded in Europe in 2004. As the leading sports betting provider in Germany and one of

12
Oct
2020
Posted in software

The AI partners Walmart is working with to become a software giant

  • Walmart is perhaps the best example of the commonly used mantra “every company is now a technology company”: The world’s largest retailer has invested heavily in building out its tech team to create new offerings, like express delivery. 
  • But it also partners with a slew of outside AI partners — some which it purchased — that help with operations like store cleaning, supply chain negotiations, and ad placement.  
  • “This is a company that had really focused on execution in more traditional ways of doing business and was a little behind the curve in the last few years. It’s significantly caught up,” UBS analyst Michael Lasser told Business Insider.
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No company embodies the ongoing digital push underway across corporate America better than Walmart. 

Walmart has transitioned into a software behemoth over the last several years as it strives to catch up to Amazon in e-commerce. For example, it has invested in emerging technology like artificial intelligence across the enterprise, from robotic cleaners in physical stores, to applications that autonomously manage the company’s intricate web of suppliers around the globe.

While Walmart relies on vendors for some of the tech, it’s also building much of it in-house through an army of thousands of data scientists and software engineers. The system for its recently-launched express delivery offering — which relies on AI to make real-time calculations based on factors like weather conditions and labor costs to figure out the fastest way to get products to a customer’s door — was all built internally.

“This is a company that had really focused on execution in more traditional ways of doing business and was a little behind the curve in the last few years. It’s significantly caught up,” UBS analyst Michael Lasser told Business