Tag: services

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

SHI International Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation

SHI International, one of the largest IT solutions providers in the world, has achieved a Cloud Management and Automation VMware Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates SHI’s commitment to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies.

“This competency not only proves that SHI is VMware validated for our full capabilities around Cloud Management and Automation, but also confirms the quality of our service delivery and the caliber of talent on our team,” said Jon Palmer, VMware Solutions Engineering Manager at SHI International.

SHI’s VMware Master Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

“VMware is pleased to recognize SHI for achieving a Cloud Management and Automation Master Services Competency. This achievement shows customers that partners like SHI are dedicated, invested, and have validated expertise in advanced VMware technologies,” said Sandy Hogan, SVP of Worldwide Commercial and Partner Sales. “We value SHI as a VMware partner, and appreciate its efforts in achieving this VMware distinction as it works to increase its service delivery capabilities.”

In addition to cloud Management and Automation, SHI has also achieved VMware Master Services Competency in Digital Workspace and VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Master Services Competencies are designed to help partners demonstrate customer-centric solutions and technical proficiency, with proven success and expertise in a specialized area of business. These competencies also allow partners to differentiate in six specific solution areas.

VMware partners can achieve VMware Master Services Competencies in:

  • Cloud Management and Automation – Designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

  • Cloud Native

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Singapore-based Corporate Services Firm Lanturn Raises US$ 3Mn In Seed Round

The company will utilize the fresh capital to enhance its corporate service and accounting practices and develop its Zuve platform

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Singapore-based Lanturn, a corporate services firm, on Thursday announced that it has raised USD 3 million in a seed round.

The fund was raised from early stage investors East Ventures and CoCoon Ignite Ventures. Others who participated in the rounds as individual investors included Alex Turnbull, Saki Georgiadis, Meiyen Tan, and many more.

The company will utilize the fresh capital to enhance its corporate service and accounting practices and develop its Zuve platform.

Founded in 2017 by Velisarios Kattoulas, Lanturn is a technology-driven corporate services firm that offers  solutions ranging from corporate secretarial, accounting, tax, immigration, and corporate finance. 

Till date, the startup has helped  SMEs,  technology firms, private equity firms, venture capital firms and venture debt funds with their administrative tasks and has saved their time.

“We think it makes much better sense for our entrepreneurs and investors to focus on their core  businesses. We also think that cloud technology can make corporate services, accounting and other  services more efficient,” said Kattoulas.

“That’s why we continue to invest in the Zave platform, the corporate services  platform that we started building in 2017. We believe it helps us deliver a better service to our clients, it makes sure that our clients and their investors and other stakeholders can easily access key  documents, and it puts us in a position to use our clients’ data to help them manage their businesses  more effectively.”

Commenting on the deal, Batara Eto, managing partner and co-rounder of East  Ventures said “Many startups and other small businesses have innovative business propositions, but they often find 

07
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Apple ‘consistently disallowed’ subscription gaming services on iPhone

  • Apple’s iPhone and iPad App Store doesn’t allow subscription-based gaming services like Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and Google’s Stadia. 
  • The reason, according to former Apple App Store director Phil Shoemaker, is because “apps that compete against Apple’s services have a track record of problems getting through the App Store’s review process,” a new House antitrust report said. 
  • Shoemaker pointed to Apple Arcade, Apple’s subscription-based gaming service, as a primary reason other game subscription services aren’t available for iPhone and iPad users. 
  • “Apple’s gaming service, Apple Arcade, is a type of app that was ‘consistently disallowed from the store,’ when offered by third-party developers,” the report said, “but Apple allowed its own app in the store ‘even though it violates existing [App Store] guidelines.’”
  • Apple maintains that any game on a subscription service is subject to the same App Store approval process that an individual game would go through. 
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On September 15, Microsoft launched a major coup in the video game business: The world’s first game streaming service with a built-in library, Netflix-style.

For $15 a month, you can stream over 100 games to smartphones and tablets as part of Xbox Game Pass — but it isn’t available on Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone and iPad.

The reason, according to the former Apple App Store director Phil Shoemaker, is because Apple’s own subscription service, Apple Arcade, is a direct competitor.

“Apple’s gaming service, Apple Arcade, is a type of app that was ‘consistently disallowed from the store,’ when offered by third-party developers, but Apple allowed its own app in the store ‘even though it violates existing [App Store] guidelines,'” according to a new House antitrust report that recounts Shoemaker’s statements to the subcommittee. 

Apple Arcade is a subscription-based service that offers users access to an instant

07
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

3 Top Stocks from the Prospering Computer Services Industry

The Zacks Computer – Services industry is benefiting from robust demand environment for multi cloud-enabled software solutions for remote working, including online education portals, cloud-gaming and other platforms. Also, increasing adoption of digital transformative techniques in healthcare and financial services remains the silver lining for these industry participants.

CGI Group, Inc. (GIB), ManTech International (MANT), and WidePoint Corporation (WYY) are well positioned to benefit from the above-mentioned positives. Growing adoption of cyber security solutions, stringent regulatory requirements, digital healthcare and the need for business automation solutions should continue to drive the industry’s growth.

Industry Description

The Zacks Computer – Services industry primarily comprises companies that offer cloud and software-based solutions. Their offerings include national security solutions, business support solutions, and systems engineering as well as software application development solutions.

The industry participants cater to varied end markets and customers including intelligence, defense, U.S. government agencies, communications, banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, as well as media and entertainment.

What’s Shaping the Future of the Computers – Services Industry

Remote Work & Online Learning Trends Boost Prospects: The industry’s growth is expected to accelerate in the days ahead on increasing number of remote workers in the wake of coronavirus-induced work-from-home wave. In this era of digital transformation, enterprises are actively seeking a common ground between on-premise and cloud infrastructures that will enable them to provide flexible and easily adoptable hybrid solutions. Notably, coronavirus-triggered demand for remote working has led to increased demand for cloud and cost-efficient business support solutions, as well as other digital monetization solutions, which bode well for the industry.

Growing Cyber Attacks a Tailwind: Increasing number of cyber attacks and related security risks are expected to keep the industry’s momentum alive. Government agencies are ideal targets for cyber attacks, as they are entrusted with sensitive information. Therefore, the

06
Oct
2020
Posted in software

NEC Corp is purchasing Avaloq as it expands into financial services

  • NEC Corp will purchase fintech software provider Avaloq for $2.2 billion as it expands into financial services.
  • The deal will likely benefit both firms in terms of increased revenue gains.

The Japan-based technology giant stated that it’ll acquire Switzerland-based fintech software provider Avaloq from private equity firm Warburg Pincus and other shareholders, per Reuters.

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NEC Corp will purchase Avaloq as it expands into financial services.

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NEC offers digital solutions to global clients cross-sector, including aerospace, telecoms, and finance, and plans to acquire 100% of Avaloq’s shares by April 2021. Avaloq, which offers core banking and centralized data platform solutions to its 150-plus clients, representing approximately $4.5 trillion in client assets, will continue to operate as a separate entity following the completion of the deal.

NEC has been on an acquisition spree as it seeks to maximize profits, and the latest purchase aims to expand its presence in digital finance. NEC has undergone significant restructuring over the last decade, which has involved divesting from less profitable business units, such as its semiconductor and smartphone businesses.

Concurrently, NEC has struck takeover deals of innovative technology firms, including Denmark-based IT company KMD for over $1 billion in 2018 and UK-based public-sector software solution provider Northgate Public Services for over $500 million in 2018. The Avaloq takeover will fuel efforts to drive profitability by deepening NEC’s presence within financial services globally, in conjunction with its existing biometric and blockchain digital finance solutions.

We think the acquisition will fuel sales growth for both companies because it’ll enable NEC to capitalize on financial institutions’ (FIs’) drive to digitize, while Avaloq will reach new FIs in Asia Pacific (APAC).

  • FIs have scrambled to digitize their services amid global lockdowns—and acquiring Avaloq’s digital solutions will drive revenue gains for NEC. Avaloq is an industry-leading wealth