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Digi Spain and Telefónica agree on a 10-year fixed broadband bitstream wholesale deal

BUCHAREST, Romania, 9-Jul-2024 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”), one of the leading European telecommunications companies, listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, informs the market that on 9 July 2024, Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. (“DIGI Spain”), through its subsidiary DS Mobile Networks, S.L.U., entered into a national roaming agreement (the “NRA”) and a RAN sharing agreement (the “RAN Sharing Agreement”) with Telefónica Móviles España, S.A.U. (“Telefónica”). These agreements are concluded for a minimum period of 16 years and are intended to replace starting with 1 January 2025 the existing MVNO agreement concluded between DIGI Spain and Telefónica. Under the RAN Sharing Agreement, the parties agree to also share the mobile spectrum owned by them in Spain, in the 3.500 MHz frequency band.

The agreements are subject to customary closing conditions, such as obtaining the applicable regulatory approvals.

In addition, DIGI Spain has concluded a new fixed broadband bitstream wholesale agreement with Telefónica (NEBA) for a period of 10 years (with the possibility to extend such term).

Following the Company’s announcement from 12 December 2023 regarding the purchase of spectrum licenses in Spain, the conclusion of the agreements announced today will enable the Company to execute an efficient and timely transition of its mobile telephony business in Spain from a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to a mobile network operator (MNO) and to roll-out its own mobile network.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New project to use Copernicus satellite imagery and AI to help EU foresters tackle threats like wildfires

PARIS, 12-Jun-2024 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow are responsible for most of the biomass loss in European forests. These threats are intensified by climate change: the ever more frequent extreme weather events – like droughts, heatwaves, and storms – make trees even more vulnerable to insects and pathogens, damage and uprooting by strong winds, and to becoming dry fuel for wildfires which spread faster and burn for longer.

“The goal of the Horizon Europe SWIFTT project is to help foresters better manage their projects through affordable, simple, and effective remote sensing tools. Backed up by Copernicus’s satellite imagery and cutting-edge artificial intelligence methods, our solution provides next-generation risk modelling to ensure the longevity of this precious environmental resource in the face of climate change,” says Ariane Kaploun, Head of Nature-based Solutions at AXA Climate and SWIFTT’s project coordinator.

The European Union’s Earth observation programme Copernicus monitors our planet and its environment, providing vast amounts of data that supports applications in many non-space domains.  “With Earth Observation data coming from Copernicus satellites, the SWIFTT project can contribute to the EU Forest Strategy aim of strengthening the protection, restoration, and resilience of Europe’s forests,” highlights Chiara Solimini, SWIFTT’s project officer at the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).

As the project reaches its halfway mark, the SWIFTT platform, alongside its web and mobile apps, is under development by our technology partners. It will provide foresters with mapping notifications of areas in their forests at risk of windthrow damage, insect outbreaks, and wildfire. Meanwhile, the research partners are working hard in the analysis of satellite imagery and the creation and improvement of the AI models that will make it possible for SWIFTT to identify those threats.

The quality of those models is largely dependent on the training data used as input. As such, SWIFTT’s end-user partners are equipped with tools working with the in-house app and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), including the EU’s Galileo system operated by EUSPA, to collect precise, time-stamped and geo-referenced forest data sets in Belgium, France, Germany, and Latvia.

“SWIFFT is leveraging synergies among the different space components Copernicus and Galileo to address forest health threats providing an easy-to-use application to forest managers and stakeholders,” says Quentin d’Huart, CEO at project partner Timbtrack.

By combining this rich satellite data and powerful machine learning models, SWIFTT will help foresters (i) identify changes in tree health, map dieback in their forests, and coordinate sanitary cuts faster, (ii) map windthrow damage after a storm for post-storm forest management, and (iii) identify areas at high risk of wildfires. With SWIFTT’s sustainable, effective, and low-cost forest management tool, Europe will be better positioned to combat climate change and preserve our biodiversity through healthier forests.

Learn more: https://swiftt.eu/

The SWIFTT consortium is composed of AXA Climate (FR), Da Vinci Labs (FR), Groupe Coopération Forestière (FR), Leibniz University Hannover (DE), Rigas Mezi (LV), Space Research Institute of Ukraine (UA), University of Bari Aldo Moro (IT), Timbtrack (BE), and Wildsense (FR). The project has been awarded a highly competitive grant in the Horizon Europe funding programme, in the topic ‘EGNSS & Copernicus applications fostering the European Green Deal’ managed by EUSPA. The partners will receive a cumulative €2.8M grant from the EUSPA/European Commission between 2022 and 2025.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PINTSCH TIEFENBACH N.A. UNVEILS REIMAGINED WEBSITE ELEVATED WITH CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

MARION, Illinois, USA, 2024-Apr-15 — /EPR Network/ — Pintsch Tiefenbach North America, a leading provider of innovative signaling and control systems, is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website, powered by the latest technology and crafted by the renowned responsive website design and development firm, Precept Partners, L.L.C.

The refreshed website, accessible at www.pintschtiefenbach.us.com reflects Pintsch Tiefenbach’s N.A. commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and providing an enhanced online experience for its customers, partners and industry professionals throughout North American continent.  Key features of the newly redesigned website include:

Modernized Design:

The website boasts a sleek and modern design that aligns with Pintsch Tiefenbach USA’s cutting-edge products and solutions. The user-friendly interface ensures easy navigation and a seamless browsing experience that enables customers to seamlessly navigate to major product categories such as railroad Wheel Sensors & Amplifiers, Axel Counting Technologies, Railroad Signal Systems and related Components.

Responsive Technology:

With the latest in responsive web design, the website adapts seamlessly to various devices, including desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. Users can access vital information about Pintsch Tiefenbach USA’s products and services effortlessly, regardless of their preferred device.

Enhanced Product Information Schema:

The redesigned website provides an updated and comprehensive showcase of Pintsch Tiefenbach USA’s signaling and control systems. Visitors can easily explore detailed product documentation and training videos, as well as specifications, legacy information when actively engaged in the installation or deployment of these technologies in the field.

Intuitive Navigation: The website’s intuitive navigation system ensures that users can quickly find the information they need. From product details to technical resources and direct contact information, everything is easily accessible from a wide range of devices.

Advanced Technology Integration:

Precept Partners, LLC has integrated the latest technological advancements to enhance the website’s performance and security. This ensures a seamless and safe online experience for visitors.

Russell L. Pratt, President of Pintsch North American expressed excitement about the website redesign, stating, “Our new website is a reflection of our commitment to innovation and providing our stakeholders with the best possible online experience. We believe that the redesigned platform will serve as a valuable resource for our customers, partners, and the broader rail safety industry.”

The website redesign was carried out by Precept Partners, LLC, a leading web design and development firm known for its expertise in creating visually appealing and technologically advanced responsive web platforms.

About Pintsch North America, Inc.:

The Pintsch companies are known internationally as recognized technology partners for the best railway wheel sensors, amplifiers, axle counting systems, and industrial products, including state-of-the-art rail safety solutions to ensure maximum reliability and safety for railroad signal, train control, and related transportation requirements.

Pintsch products have been proven in both the heavy freight, light rail, and industrial sectors for over 25 years with a diverse range of services from applications engineering and design, to complete turn-key installation services.

For more information visit: www.pintschtiefenbach.us.com

About Precept Partners, LLC:

Established in 2003, Precept Partners provides Internet strategies, website design, development, and online marketing services to clients in e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, technology, the arts, and not-for-profit sectors. Recognition for their work includes coverage in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, NPR, and Inc magazine, with client awards that include the Inc 500, the Internet Retailer 500, the Hot 100 Best Retail Websites award, the Webby award and many others.

For more information visit: www.preceptpartners.com.

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LogTech company driveMybox expands to Hungary

Patrick Jandt, Balazs Hangel and György Ambruzs signing the contract

HAMBURG, 6-Mar-2024 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Hamburg-based LogTech company driveMybox officially announces its strategic partnership with I.C.E. Transport Hungary Kft., an established and strong freight forwarder in Eastern Europe, and is delighted to have Hungary as its third international cooperation partner. Together with its locations in Germany and Italy, driveMybox is positioning itself as a “leading partner” in digital container lorry transport.

The partnership with I.C.E. Transport Hungary now enables driveMybox to bring its expertise and technologies to another market with great potential. Due to its geographical location, Hungary occupies a central position in the Eastern and Central European transport business. This, together with the increasing level of digitalization and the resulting demand for digital solutions, makes the Hungarian market indispensable for driveMybox’s strategic growth.

“Having already enjoyed great success in our two locations in Germany and Italy, we are extremely pleased to now be introducing driveMybox to the Hungarian market. In I.C.E. Transport, we have found a competent and reliable partner who will provide excellent support for our expansion into Hungary with its many years of experience and large network,” says Patrick Jandt, CEO of driveMybox.

“We are in the starting blocks and can’t wait to roll out driveMybox – a digital platform that brings everything to the table for the benefit of customers, truckers and us as I.C.E. – in Hungary. We are proud to have a trusted partner in driveMybox and look forward to working closely with the driveMybox team. It’s time to usher in a new level of Hungarian lorry container transport!”, explains Balász Hangel, CEO of I.C.E. and now also CEO of driveMybox Hungary.

The highly motivated driveMybox team in both Hungary and Hamburg is certain that driveMybox will not only be a sustainable addition to the Hungarian logistics sector, but will also set new standards and make a significant contribution to increasing efficiency and modernising truck container transport in Hungary.

The intuitive and user-friendly booking platform was launched in Germany in 2020 and has since offered an all-in-one solution for container road transport, connecting customers and service providers via the platform. In 2021, driveMybox expanded to Italy and began offering cross-border transport services. This network has now expanded beyond Germany and Italy to Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. With Hungary as a strategic location, transports within Hungary and beyond can now also be conveniently booked via the platform. The goal: to become the leading platform for container trucking – worldwide!

driveMybox: More than just trucking
There is no easier way to get a container from A to B than with the online platform. The entire transport process, from the price enquiry (instant quote) to scheduling and invoicing, is digitalised; in just a few clicks, any company that wants to transport a container by truck can book a transport via the platform. Registered drivers, on the other hand, are shown the optimised transport orders directly on their smartphones via push notifications, allowing them to accept or reject trips flexibly and independently. In this way, driveMybox ensures greater flexibility and transparency in container trucking – and it’s free of charge too. The platform maximises truck capacity and provides a precise overview of transports through visibility and real-time data provision. It also eliminates manual processes and establishes an in-time exchange of information and documents.

We want you!
Are you just as interested as we are in solving the complexity and lack of transparency of the container transport market in your own country? Digitising the entire transport process, bringing customers and truck drivers together with innovative approaches and generating more business by opening up the market? Then contact us at info@drivemybox.de and let’s talk about how we can implement the driveMybox platform in your country. Together with your input and expertise and our full support during the process, the driveMybox platform will be customised to your local requirements, offering immense potential to improve the local container transport landscape.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

CDP INDUSTRY UPDATE JAN 2024: CDP vendors, employment, and funding

MILFORD, CT, United States, 20-Jan-2024 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry continued to attract new participants despite challenging business conditions in the second half of 2023, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Most of ten companies added in the latest edition of the report were small firms started in the past five years and focused on profile building and analytics.  In previous reports, many added vendors were older, larger firms that adding CDP features to existing campaign and delivery products.

“The CDP market still contains pockets of opportunity for new vendors to fill,” commented CDP Institute Founder and CEO David Raab.  “Companies specializing in a particular region, industry, or price point continue to identify niches where they can compete.”

Growth of the over-all CDP industry remained sluggish during the six–month report period.  Employment and cumulative funding both rose 2%, well below historical averages.  Total industry size was reported as 186 firms, 16,381 employees, and $6,917 million funding.

There was some improvement in employment growth at previously listed companies, which rose by 1.1% compared with just over 0.5% in the preceding report.  The share of firms reporting an employment increase rose from 62% to 65%.

As in previous periods, larger companies showed better results than smaller firms: employment among previously listed companies rose 2.1% at the largest 25% of firms, compared with a drop of 1% at the remaining 75%.  The top 25% of firms now account for 65% of total industry employment and 80% of funding.  Still, the industry remains highly fragmented, with the five largest firms accounting for only 16% of employment and 13% of funding.

Other key findings in the report include:

  • Funding events including one Initial Public Offering (Klaviyo), one large financing round ($52 million Series D for Simon Data), and four smaller financing rounds.
  • Three ownership events including acquisition of Easyence by mediarithmics, merger of Adabra and Neodata to create Blendee, and purchase of PUSHTech by Cendyn.
  • U.S.-based firms continue to dominate the industry, accounting for 46% of companies, 63% of employees, and 83% of funding.   European vendors make up 37% of firms with 23% of employment and 8% of funding, while Asia-Pacific firms are 18% of companies, 14% of employment and 9% of funding.
  • CDPs that provide marketing functionality make up 66% of vendors with 75% of employment and 75% of funding.  CDPs with functions limited to profile building and analytics account for 34% of vendors, 25% of employment, and 25% of funding.

About the Report

The CDP Industry Update Report provides detailed information on CDP vendors, employment, and funding broken by CDP type, location, founding year, and more.  It is based primarily on public data and includes eight years of information collected at six-month intervals.  The report can be downloaded for free at https://www.cdpinstitute.org/resources/industry-update-january-2024/.

About the Customer Data Platform Institute

The Customer Data Platform Institute is a vendor-neutral organization that educates marketers and technologists about customer data management.   The Institute publishes industry news and educational materials, provides vendor comparison reports, builds directories of industry vendors and service firms, and offers Webinars, workshops, and consulting on related issues.

Customer Data Platforms are defined as “packaged software that maintains a unified, persistent customer database which is accessible to external systems.”  They are the only types of packaged software specifically designed to create and share a complete view of each customer.

For more information, visit www.cdpinstitute.org.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DIGI SPAIN ACQUIRES SPECTRUM LICENSES IN SPAIN

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Dec-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform the market that on 11 December 2023 Digi Spain has concluded a spectrum transfer agreement with respect to the transfer from Xfera Móviles, S.A. (part of MasMovil Group in Spain) and acquisition by Digi Spain of the spectrum licenses for the private use of the radioelectric public domain related to certain sets of blocks of frequencies (2 x 10 MHz in the 1,800 MHz band, 2 x 10 MHz in the 2,100 MHz band and 20 MHz in the 3,500 MHz band) (the “Spectrum Licenses”) for a consideration of EUR 120,000,000, which includes a conditional component of EUR 20,000,000 (the “Spectrum Transfer Agreement”). The Spectrum Transfer Agreement has been concluded in the context of the merger control proceeding directed by the European Commission (Case M.10896 – OSP/MásMóvil/JV) for the approval of a concentration whereby Lorca JVCo Limited and Orange, S.A. shall create and acquire joint control over a full function joint venture comprising their respective Spanish telecommunications operators. In the same context, Digi Spain and Orange Espagne, S.A.U. concluded on the same date an option agreement whereby the latter grants Digi Spain the option to enter in the future into a national roaming service agreement (the “Option”) for the provision by Orange Espagne, S.A.U. to Digi Spain of a wholesale mobile electronic communications service, which would allow Digi Spain to access all available technologies in the mobile network of Orange Espagne S.A.U. or its affiliates, including MasMovil Ibercom S.A.U., in Spain. The transfer of the Spectrum Licenses and the grant of the Option are subject, among others, to the completion of the transaction between Orange and MasMovil, which requires the approval of the European Commission.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. expands its presence in Portugal with a spectrum usage agreement

BUCHAREST, Romania, 11-Dec-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform the market that on December 8, 2023, DIGI PORTUGAL LDA. (“Digi Portugal”) and VODAFONE PORTUGAL – COMUNICAÇÕES PESSOAIS, S.A. (“Vodafone”) have entered into a framework agreement on the basis of which, after the Portuguese Competition Authority’s approval Digi Portugal will be assigned the spectrum usage rights of 2×10 Mhz in the 1,800 Mhz band and 2×10 Mhz in the 3,400-3,800 Mhz band and granted wholesale bitstream access over Vodafone’s own proprietary optical fibre network to Digi Portugal, as part of a remedy package to be submitted by Vodafone to the Portuguese Competition Authority in connection with its acquisition of Cabonitel/NOWO Communications S.A.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Motorvision Group is accelerating its localization efforts and cost savings with the help of AI dubbing technology from Dubformer.ai

AMSTERDAM, 9-Nov-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Motorvision Group, a leading European producer and operator of TV channels specializing in automotive content, is successfully transforming its localization process with the help of AI dubbing technology provided by Dubformer. By embracing AI-powered localization, Motorvision not only significantly reduced its localization costs, but also improved its connection with Motorvision’s target audience in LATAM countries and paved the way for potential expansion into new markets.

Motorvision Group is a well-established operator of TV channels, focusing on all aspects of the automotive industry, offering news coverage, documentaries, lifestyle content, and (Live) motorsports programs. With a worldwide presence and localized in multiple languages such as English, French, German, LAS, Greek, Portuguese, and Thai, Motorvision caters to a diverse range of viewers. The channels feature series with episodes ranging from 30-60 minutes in length, as well as shorter clips primarily intended for their popular Motorvision YouTube channel.

Traditionally, Motorvision relied on human translators and voice actors for subtitling and dubbing. However, the company recognized the need to optimize its localization process in order to stay competitive and meet the growing demands of its global audience. By adopting AI dubbing technology from Dubformer, Motorvision was able to expedite its localization efforts while achieving significant cost savings.

Motorvision began subtitling content in Greek and Brazilian Portuguese, and successfully produced four episodes with voiceovers in Latin American Spanish (LAS). The LAS version received widespread acceptance from Motorvision’s technical team, audience, and local linguists. Importantly, the AI-generated voiceover proved to be far more cost-effective than conventional market rates, allowing Motorvision to consider expanding AI dubbing to a wider range of languages.

One of the initial challenges faced by Motorvision during their AI dubbing testing was ensuring the correct pronunciation of different brands and eliminating the somewhat “robotic” sound (the first test was done in UK English). Dubformer effectively addressed these challenges by incorporating feedback from their “proof-listeners” and is actively working on integrating relevant glossaries to guarantee perfect pronunciation.

Furthermore, in order to create a more natural-sounding audiotrack, the Dubformer team explored different voices and applied enhanced AI mixing techniques, successfully achieving the desired outcome.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Dubformer,” said Raimund Koehler, CEO of Motorvision Group. â€œOur mission is to provide our viewers around the world with the highest quality programming in their preferred language. With the help of Dubformer’s unique AI technology and approach involving human proof-listeners, we can increase our output without compromising on the quality of our content.”

In the initial AI dubbing venture, Motorvision has already achieved a 17% reduction in total localization costs. Motorvision has successfully dubbed four episodes for the LATAM and Spanish markets and is now preparing for further collaboration. The company’s ambitious plans include expanding AI dubbing into French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and potentially English, as they continue to revolutionize the localization landscape in the media industry.

Working in collaboration with Dubformer, Motorvision remains committed to enhancing its localization process and revolutionizing the media industry by leveraging AI technology.

About Dubformer
Dubformer (https://dubformer.ai/) is an AI dubbing start-up, specializing in delivering broadcast-level quality dubbing and voice-over services to the media industry. The company leverages a unique technology stack, developed by a team of leading AI experts, pairing it with the Human Touch platform. This approach ensures that the outcome aligns with the media industry standards.

About Motorvision Group:
Motorvision Group is Europe’s leading creator and producer of automotive-themed television programming. The company unites the production, purchase, and sale or licensing of moving image content with the operation of global TV channels, and online and mobile streaming services under one roof. More information: www.motorvision-group.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ITC’s agnostic software is set to revolutionize traffic control in the United States

Peachtree Corners announced a partnership with ITC Intelligent Traffic Control Ltd (ITC), providing an agnostic software solution that can be applied to existing traffic infrastructure to measure traffic and predict and mitigate congestion before it occurs for a more safe, sustainable and efficient travel experience. ITC is partnering with Curiosity Lab to launch this solution for the first time in the United States and will be deploying the solution at intersections for demos & testing.

TEL AVIV, Israel, 22-Sep-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Peachtree Corners – one of the USA’s first smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G – announced a partnership with ITC Intelligent Traffic Control Ltd (ITC), providing an agnostic software solution that can be applied to existing traffic infrastructure to measure traffic and predict and mitigate congestion before it occurs for a more safe, sustainable and efficient travel experience. ITC will be partnering with Curiosity Lab to launch this solution for the first time in the United States and will be deploying the solution in select Peachtree Corners’ traffic intersections for demonstrations and testing.

ITC’s software solution connects to existing traffic cameras and uses ground-breaking computer vision analysis to accurately identify all road objects and collect data including speed, acceleration, traffic flow, distance, pedestrian activity and more, while complying with privacy regulations by hiding license plates and faces. Using proprietary machine learning models, this data is then used to create a traffic model that highlights patterns of each intersection or corridor with the ability to connect across a grid of intersections and create one holistic image. ITC is also predicting traffic patterns in real-time based on historic data, enabling cities to have proactive and adaptive control of traffic congestion.

As what is being called #SiliconOrchard in the metro-Atlanta region, The City of Peachtree Corners in Georgia is a vibrant municipality that’s home to more than 45,000 residents, 45,000 jobs and an innovation hub that houses some of the world’s most disruptive technology companies. Peachtree Corners is a premier smart city powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G, serving as the model for how government and private industry can better collaborate to create a better future.

“With our solution already deployed across Israel, in Australia and other countries worldwide, Curiosity Lab will serve as a real-world playground for us to continue to develop our solution and to officially launch in the U.S. with an official office in the Innovation Center,” said Aharon Brauner, ITC Co-Founder and CEO. “That ecosystem is the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate the effectiveness of our solution with consistent mixed traffic, public transit and pedestrian activity along the corridor. Proven to be 99% accurate in both daytime and nighttime scenarios, our solution is more accurate than human or other data collectors, and we are looking forward to using this opportunity to enhance traffic management throughout Curiosity Lab’s ecosystem and into Peachtree Corners to improve the everyday lives of visitors and citizens.”

In addition to uncovering patterns, ITC’s solution can create traffic simulations across intersections and corridors where the software is deployed. Here, traffic controllers and city managers will be able to see real-time object-driven visualization and simulation with a geographic overlay and to create countless theoretical traffic scenarios for the software to solve. Through its proprietary algorithms, ITC’s software can also manage traffic based on a city’s specific goals, whether that be to limit carbon emissions and improve sustainability or provide general traffic management, prioritize pedestrians or public transit and more.

“Our software not only learns and adapts traffic signals and patterns in real-time, but also has the capability to manage traffic to prioritize certain categories of road users,” said Dvir Kenig, ITC Co-Founder and CTO. “This allows cities to manage each intersection or corridor differently based on the type of traffic they are seeing and/or time of day. If an intersection regularly has heavy pedestrian traffic, our solution can prioritize this category and will develop models for pedestrian tendencies across wait time, how long it takes to cross the street, etc. Cities can then prioritize pedestrians in mixed traffic by limiting the wait time to cross the street based on foot traffic. Similarly, this can be applied to public transit and even school buses in mixed traffic, ensuring for these categories efficient trips to remain on schedule.”

“According to recent studies, more than 40% of traffic accidents occur in intersections, and congestion accounts for 25% of car greenhouse gas emissions – with the average driver spending three days per year stuck in traffic,” said Brandon Branham, Curiosity Lab Executive Director. “This cost-effective traffic solution is going to be a game-changer for cities across the U.S. ITC’s solution gives city managers and traffic engineers the affordable tools to make our roadways safer, more efficient and thus more sustainable for everyone on the road. We will be able to manage intersections in real-time and can easily download a traffic report and adapt traffic signal patterns remotely, which is a huge advantage for city managers when there are major wrecks, community events and sudden surges in traffic. The ease of scalability is also impressive, which makes this even more appealing to city managers and CTOs across the country. As a city, we are excited to witness how ITC continues to improve our residents’ daily driving experience.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New Hires Underscore ChannelWorks’ Commitment to Global Expansion of IT Services Organization

Atlanta, GA, 2023-Feb-07 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — ChannelWorks, the premier provider for the IT channel, is pleased to announce two new notable additions to its operations and service delivery teams; Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, and Mark Allen, Head of Sales Operations EMEA.

Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997, and is a Georgia Native. Serving in the customer support industry for over 26 years, he began his career as a Tier 1 support representative and worked his way up to Senior Manager of Technical Support, managing a team of 60, at a large healthcare organization. He then moved onto McKesson, where he helped the company achieve multiple support certifications.

Since 2015, he has been working within the third party maintenance industry, leading in the development and implementation of the Incident Management Department.

Since 2004, Brian has been a member of HDI – the world’s largest membership, training, and certification association for technical support professionals. He served as Vice President of Communication for the Atlanta Chapter from 2006 until 2009 and has been certified by HDI as a Helpdesk Manager, Service Strategies.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on customer experience by improving the process and efficiencies of the service delivery team, with a specific focus on ensuring customer service level agreements and expectations are met and exceeded.

As Head of Sales Operations EMEA, Mark Allen brings nearly three decades of experience in the implementation and expansion of international hardware maintenance and professional services markets at various technology companies. Based in England, he spent more than 20 years at IBM, starting as a production line worker making hard disk drives and working his way up to managing strategic global accounts. After IBM, Mark moved into professional services and sales operations leadership roles for other UK-based technology services organizations.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on the expansion and growth of the international third party maintenance and professional services markets within EMEA and beyond.

Michael Campbell, CEO, emphasized the importance of the two new hires in extending ChannelWorks’ global footprint, “our goal is and always has been world-class customer support. We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, and a commitment to quality. As we continue to strengthen our services offering, Mark and Brian will be key in helping to scale these services to additional customers across the globe. I am excited to see what contributions they will bring to the team going forward.”

With over 50 years of combined experience, these new additions to the ChannelWorks’ team strengthens its global presence and highlights its continued growth and commitment to ensuring partner satisfaction at every level.

Voted an Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces 2022, ChannelWorks has demonstrated a track record of commitment to leadership in the IT channel market, through partner development, culture, values, and a focus on contributing to the circular economy.

About ChannelWorks
ChannelWorks provides complete IT asset lifecycle support, exclusively serving the IT channel. Delivering everything from hardware, customized maintenance support, and ITAD, ChannelWorks supports partners and their end-users by providing high-quality, alternative IT lifecycle solutions at considerable cost savings.

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World Technology Leader Award 2022 with record participation – Top3: ASML, BMW/NVIDIA & Altendorf

NEW YORK, 2023-Jan-18 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — This year’s public voting for the World Technology Leader Award 2022 has ended with a new participation record. In the online voting, which ran until the beginning of December, participants from more than 80 countries cast more than 43,000 votes for their favourites this year.

First place in this year’s voting went to ASML, a technology group specializing in lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. The company, which is based in the Netherlands, was ultimately able to gather 4,695 votes, making it the front-runner in the public’s favour.

Close behind, the jointly nominated companies BMW and Nvidia came in second with 4,573 votes. The two companies cooperate closely in the field of digitization. Nvidia is creating digital twins for BMW that digitally replicate production processes in all the automotive group’s manufacturing facilities.

Third place went to saw manufacturer Altendorf, a classic hidden champion from Germany’s SME sector. The company received 4,496 votes in this year’s public voting, placing it just behind the runner-up. Altendorf received the nomination due to a revolutionary protection mechanism against injuries on its sliding table saws. The “Hand Guard” system used in this process is based on the use of artificial intelligence and uses an image database to continuously analyse what is happening at the saw blade. If the camera detects the shape of a human hand, the saw shuts down in a fraction of a second, thus preventing serious injuries.

The companies ranked after them also enjoyed great popularity among voters this year: Apple landed in fourth place with 4,487 votes, followed by Xpression Camera with 3,771 votes, just ahead of Sky Labs with 3,755 votes. Wind power specialist German Sustainables garnered 3,398 votes and came in seventh, while Jabra scored with a conferencing system solution aimed at meeting hygiene needs in Corona times. Vietnamese technology company FPT secured 9th place with 3,023 votes, followed by Samsonite with 2,930, Cosco with 2,782 and Sixt with 2,699.

Even if not all companies can land on the winners’ podium, every company nominated for the World Technology Leader Award is a winner: with their innovative solutions in the product and service area, they are shaping the future of tomorrow and thus contributing to a more sustainable development of the globalized world. We congratulate all participants, thank them for their active participation and wish the nominees continued success in successfully implementing their innovations!

Interested companies can already apply for the WTL Award 2023 using the application form. Public voting for this will start in November.

About the World Technology Leader Award

Since 2019, the World Technology Leader Award has been presented to innovative companies from the industrial and service sectors that have made a special contribution to technology-based solutions to complex problems.

The award World Technology Leader and the inquiry and voting process is organized by Diana Research Pte. Ltd./Singapore.

The market intelligence and research company specialised on the identification and analyses of leading companies worldwide.

Its services and rankings are used by renowned international media companies as well as universities and research institutes.

Chairman of the WTL Award is Michael Oelmann, long-time editor in chief of the German business magazine Wirtschaftsblatt and former chairman of the Family Company Owners Association Die Familienunternehmer in NRW.

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QA Mentor Awarded Top Testing Company in New York

NEW YORK, 2022-Dec-16 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — QA Mentor is proud to announce that we have received a prestigious award from Clutch for being the top testing company in New York. Clutch is a Washington, DC, platform that helps businesses identify and build connections with software service providers who support them in accomplishing their business goals. This illustrious award is a great honor and encouragement for our dedication to offering quality software testing services and meeting the specific needs of our customers.

We want to take this opportunity to appreciate all our client’s and partners’ continued support and look forward to providing exceptional software services. Software testing is more than a job; we treat it with the highest regard and seriousness. Therefore, QA Mentor’s team of proficient and certified software engineers are well-versed in the latest software development processes and technologies.

Our team uses a combination of manual and test automation services methods to ensure that software solutions are reliable, secure, and scalable. Our desire to achieve excellence has enabled us to develop robust software solutions that have helped business experience exponential success. The Clutch award as the top software testing company in New York is a testimony of our determination to deliver working software solutions for the growth of our client’s businesses.

At QA Mentor, we value our customer’s trust and strive to ensure that all our software products meet their business requirements and specifications. Here’s what our clients have to say about us:

“We have set up a shared Slack channel that allows for real-time communication during execution. QA Mentor is always responsive in both that channel as well as to emails. We now have a QA Manager who is located in-country, and she has been able to also meet with QA Mentor on site.” – Shelley Rueger, VP of Quality, ALICE.

We look forward to offering our clients superior software quality assurance and testing services. And the Clutch award affirms our pledge to excellence and commitment to delivering indisputable software solutions. This pledge can be seen in our Founder and CEO’s words:

“We are super excited to receive the Clutch Leader award, which recognizes our hard dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction, superior quality, and our commitments.” – Ruslan Desyatnikov, Founder & CEO, QA Mentor

Thanks to all our partners and customers for entrusting us with their companies’ project and software testing needs. QA Mentor is available to offer services 24/7. Our operations are in various locations, including India, Romania, Ukraine, the USA, France, and United Kingdom. Want to start a software testing journey with us? Feel free to contact us to know more!

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Swoop Completes Acquisition of Moose Mobile – A Leading National Mobile Network Operator

  • Swoop has completed the acquisition of Queensland-based national mobile virtual network operator Moose Mobile.
  • Moose Mobile provides over 97,000 mobile services on the Optus Network to customers across Australia, with strong cash generation.
  • The $24 million purchase price of the acquisition comprises $19 million in cash and $5 million in Swoop shares to be issued at the 5-day VWAP prior to signing which equates to 9,881,423 fully paid ordinary shares. These shares will be held in voluntary escrow until 1 August 2023.
  • $2.85 million of the cash component of the purchase price will be held in escrow for 6 months for any potential claims and adjustments.
  • An earn out of up to a maximum of $7 million is payable based on Moose Mobile’s FY2023 and FY2024 EBITDA performance and Services In Operation growth.
  • The cash component of the acquisition will be funded from Swoop’s Westpac Debt Facility.

SYDNEY, Australia, 2022-Nov-28 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Swoop Holdings Limited (ASX:SWP) (Swoop) refers to its’ announcement of 1 July 2022 and is pleased to announce that the conditions precedent under the agreement have been met and the transaction to acquire Telco Pay Pty Ltd (ACN 610 525 856) trading as Moose Mobile has been completed.

This announcement has been authorised for release by the Board of Swoop Holdings Limited.

About Swoop
Swoop is a national provider of data and voice services to wholesale, business and residential customers with a focus on its own fibre and fixed wireless infrastructure. The Swoop network is designed and scaled to deliver ultra-reliable, high throughput, flexible telecom network services.

Swoop is established and has the goal to build its business to become Australia’s best challenger internet and telecommunications provider.

Swoop key services include:
– Fixed Wireless home broadband
– Fixed Wireless business broadband /
– nbn™ home plans
– nbn™ business plans
– Enterprise Ethernet business fibre

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Icona Design Group and Laureti Mobility Group partner over connected multimodal mobility

LONDON, 26-Oct-2022 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The roaring 20s of this century are already seeing the mobility revolution through the rise of electric and autonomous technologies, continued innovations of Hyperloops, electric planes and maglev trains. Yet as we head towards 2030, the global share of the urban population is projected to rise further to 60 percent.

How are the smart city creators preparing to cope with the added stress on urban life and resources? An average time spent during public commutes in major European cities represent 9.2 % in a person’s day. The ever–changing demands of our personal life and work will require constant productivity in each waking hour of our daily lives. For most people, urban transportation is a tolerable soul–sucking time–dead necessity. The cities of the future need to focus on seamless access to services and inter–city transportation through a more human–centric view.

Why? Because smart cities are meant for smart living and there is no smart city without smart mobility.

The vision of the newborn partnership between Icona and Laureti delivers precisely the solution we need for the future of urban mobility. Icona, a well–known award–wining name in the automotive sector is now developing ecosystems for smart cities and autonomous pilots. 

The MiRA ecosystem for multimodal and smart city use is like going through the city where everything works exactly to the users’ needs and their convenience. It maximizes their productivity and relieves them from fragmentation and hassle across various modes of transport. 

Currently, MiRA.OS is the lynchpin of the Laureti ecosystem experience where user’s lifestyles, Laureti cars and the AI– powered MiRA are connected. So users can experience a seamless, synchronized and more productive mobility across different cars, and very soon across different modes of transport.

The partnership reveals a story of cross pollination of ideas and technologies where MiRA’s current use case is repurposed to deliver a wider solution for daily commuters to make their journeys seamless and productive. The vision is to connect users with transport systems and city amenities as a personalized single network in each journey. Whilst Laureti sets to provide the technology; Icona will package design and technology for smart city contractors as a readily available turnkey product, thanks to its vast experience, having designed such unique projects like the Hyperloop capsule and being an active part of real projects such as the Shanghai Full–chain Smart Driving Pilot Zone.

“Icona’s vision of the future is embedded in every project across a wide range of sectors. For years, through the lens of our design, we have been showing the world how our future will be reshaped by the connected, digital and seamless experiences. As we lead this from the forefront, we see an immediate opportunity where our design and creative capabilities can be further strengthened by an addition of the MiRA software. This means we can package the design, project plan and supporting software services as turnkey offering for our clients which enables them to more efficiently build their projects.” Said Teresio Gigi Gaudio, CEO of Icona Group. 

“Helping commuters to optimize their productivity during travel is what MiRA does, while living up to the tenets of sustainability. If you could regain 30 minutes of commute time to be productive, that is a bedtime story for your kids. The savings of each commute time add up to something significant that will profoundly benefit not only at an individual level over time but also at a macro level. Our plan is to enable a better work–life balance for people through mobility. If our solution could represent a few cents on the daily ticket price across Europe to make it affordable, we are looking at revenues starting from $ 200,000 per day.” Marcus Paleti, CEO of Laureti added.

According to Laura Ferrero of Icona Group, “we don’t have to wait for the autonomous future to arrive in order to implement this technology, we can start adapting this into the existing transport modes and city infrastructure to enable the transition towards full autonomy”.

“In the near future, we are looking to launch a pilot zone where visitors will have the chance to experience a glimpse of their future. We want them to realize that there is a better future awaiting them through what we are creating today”. Says Enea Colombo, managing director of Icona Group.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Free, in-depth online training course on Identity Resolution

MILFORD, CT, United States, 25-Oct-2022 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Teavaro and the Customer Data Platform Institute today released a free, in-depth training course on Identity Resolution. The course is the first in a series planned by CDP Institute, a vendor-neutral organization that educates organizations about customer data management tools and techniques.

The Identity Resolution course is available for online, on-demand delivery. It includes modules on Identity Resolution Fundamentals, Identity Graphs, Data Privacy and Identity Resolution, and Benefits of Identity Resolution. Each module includes several lessons with video lecture, exercises, and downloadable supplemental materials. Users can complete the course at their own pace.

Anyone can register for the course at https://academy.teavaro.com/. There is no fee and student information will not be shared with anyone outside of Teavaro and the CDP Institute.

“Identity resolution is a critically important but poorly understood topic for today’s marketers,” said Dr. Dirk Rohweder, COO and Co-Founder of Teavaro, a cloud-based Customer Data Platform that helps organizations deliver personalized marketing experiences on any media and device. “We are pleased to offer this course as a way of helping the marketing community understand how to gain the most value from modern identity resolution techniques.”

“We applaud Teavaro’s generosity in making this course available to the marketing community,” said David M. Raab, CEO and Founder of the Customer Data Platform Institute. “Equipping marketers with a better understanding of identity resolution will help them to address third-party cookie deprecation, new privacy regulations, and customer expectations for a unified experience across all interactions.”

About Teavaro
Teavaro helps you to truly connect with your customers in a digital world. Our platform creates value from knowing your customers based on consent. Identity resolution across devices, channels, and domains is the foundation of our offering and any first-party data strategy. It is the key enabler for personalization, higher media efficiency, and improved multi-touch attribution. Our enterprise-grade platform is built based on data security and privacy by design. Combining innovation with agility, we support you to build real-time marketing at scale. Teavaro is certified as a RealCDP by the CDP Institute.

About CDP Institute
The Customer Data Platform Institute educates marketers and marketing technologists about customer data management. The mission of the Institute is to provide vendor-neutral information about issues, methods, and technologies for creating unified, persistent customer databases. Activities include publishing of educational materials, news about industry developments, best practice guides and benchmarks, directories of industry vendors, and consulting on related issues. The Institute is managed by Raab Associates, a consultancy specializing in marketing technology and analysis. Raab Associates identified the Customer Data Platform category in 2013. Funding is provided by a consortium of CDP vendors.

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USPS Awarded USCG Nonprofit Grant for America’s Boating Channel

Raleigh, NC, USA, 2022-Oct-25 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) has been awarded a new grant from the U.S. Coast Guard to substantially expand America’s Boating Channel™, USPS’s boating safety and boater education video service.

USPS, founded in 1914, is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization of more than 21,000 members dedicated to the shared mission of making boating safer through education. USPS is America’s Boating Club® – For Boaters by Boaters™. Organized locally into 320 squadrons, USPS provides boaters across the nation with the skills they need to boat with confidence and enjoy the waterways. USPS creates and teaches boating classes online, in person, and on the water, and offers free vessel safety checks (VSCs) to ensure that boaters have safe watercraft.

To advance its mission, USPS operates the America’s Boating Channel video service. Now in its seventh year of operation, America’s Boating Channel is financially supported through a series of grants from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Nonprofit Organization Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program, USPS was awarded funding to grow and extend America’s Boating Channel from July 2023 through September 2025.

In acknowledging the grant award, USPS National Educational Officer (NEO) Vice Commander Bill McManimen, SN commented, “United States Power Squadrons’ boating safety and boater education video service, America’s Boating Channel, received awards for being the Top Marine Media Outlet in 2021 and for producing the best PSA Video Series in 2022, but its most meaningful award came in June in the form of increased support from the U.S. Coast Guard. Work on the new grant commenced in July and much has already been accomplished. The new grant will enable us to substantially expand America’s Boating Channel into a mainstream media offering over the next three years.”

America’s Boating Channel is targeting four growth areas.

1) New Video Series
Twelve new titles will be developed, produced, and distributed each year as America’s Boating Channel’s seventh through ninth seasons of boating safety and boater education videos. For Season Seven, video concepts in development since July include border crossing; preventing slips, trips, and falls; partnering in command; disembarking hazards; boating with small children; engine failure causes and cures; towed sports safety; tying dock lines; introducing automatic identification system (AIS); marine radio etiquette; navigating locks; and why wearing a life jacket is cool. Season Seven video scripts are now being written, which will be followed by field production and launch in Spring 2023.

2) Viewership Promotion
America’s Boating Channel will stimulate video viewership with a year-round campaign, including daily posts across multiple social networks and media outlets designed to creatively alert and memorably impress upon the boating public the inherent risks associated with boating, to persuade recreational boaters to adopt safe boating behaviors, and to remind them of these behaviors with creative variations on promotional campaign themes. In addition, the service’s exploration of social media platforms with youthful demographics will be rolled-out as a new promotional program. Since July, the service has promoted Season Six videos and a countdown to the public launch of Inlet Drone Videos.

3) Smart TV
America’s Boating Channel’s smart TV initiative includes the development, launch, and operation of a new free-to-the-user video-on-demand (VOD) app offering boating-themed video content in a format like leading subscription VOD services. A no-cost linear video channel, which will present boating-themed video content on a continuously playing schedule, will supplement the VOD app for a more traditional TV viewing experience. Boating news, sports, and entertainment television programs and motion pictures will incorporate boating safety and boater education videos as public service announcements (PSAs). Technology suppliers and content providers have been participating in the project since July.

4) Inlet Drone Videos
America’s Boating Channel will launch a new service offering based on the video concept tested during its prior USCG grant to prepare recreational boaters for their first sorties into harbors, rivers, and other high-traffic entrances. Inlet Drone Videos will feature low altitude aerial shots of leaving from and returning to major US waterways across the nation with narrative explanations. During the grant period, forty inlets will be covered and a training system with production technical details and processes for participants nationwide to create and submit drone footage for inclusion will be offered. The world premiere of Inlet Drone Videos covering Cape Fear, Haulover, and Columbia River will take place November 5.

About America’s Boating Channel
America’s Boating Channel™ is produced for United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) by Lafferty Media Partners (LMP) under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The service features professionally produced high-definition safe boating and boater education videos. America’s Boating Channel has been recognized with the National Boating Industry Safety Award as the 2021 Top Marine Media Outlet and with the 2022 International Boating & Water Safety Summit Communication Award for the top Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Series. As the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914, USPS is America’s Boating Club® – For Boaters, By Boaters™.
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How to Choose the Most Reliable SEO Company without Breaking a Sweat

LONDON, 2022-Oct-05 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Have you ever thought about your life as a business owner nowadays without technology? How would you manage your orders? But most importantly, how would you boost your company viewings? Could you promote your business without technology? Maybe yes, but this method will take longer and is not guaranteed. It can be frustrating sometimes to understand the basic marketing concepts and how to make your business blow up. Although there are no such fixed “recipes” for doing so, you can now relax because an SEO company can do the job for you. An SEO expert is a person who can make your life much easier by working on innovative ways to promote your business. If you are intrigued by the idea, let’s dive into the subject.

What is SEO?

In today’s corporate environment, SEO is constantly being discussed. You think you understand search engine optimization (SEO), but you may not know all the services included in the package or how to get the same results as an SEO company.

Suppose you want more customers and more exposure for your company. In that case, you need to familiarize yourself with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or let an SEO expert do the job for you.

Search engine optimization is a kind of digital marketing used by company owners to raise their brand’s awareness, website visits, leads, and sales and profits. SEO comes from “Search Engine Optimization,” an acronym that has been widely used. Although SEO was not so famous in the past, it is trendy to ask for an SEO agency’s services.

SEO is a strategy primarily used to improve a site’s visibility in organic search results and hence increase the likelihood of it being visited by its intended audience. Think of it as your loyal, brilliant friend who helps bring your business to the top market.

How does it Work?

Crawlers, often known as bots, are used by major search engines like Google and Gibiru to catalog every piece of online material they can discover. The crawler commences its journey from a specified web page, which explores the site’s internal linking structure and any external linkages to other sites. It learns then about each page and its semantic connections to others in the search engine’s colossal database, known as an index, from the content on those sites and the context of the links it follows.

Search engines use sophisticated algorithms to compile the most relevant and helpful results in response to a user’s query, whether that phrase is typed in or spoken to the search box. Web sites with text, news stories, photos, videos, local company listings, and other specialized content may appear in these organic results. If it sounds too complicated for you, do not miss out on the opportunity of hiring an SEO expert who can treat your business as their own.

Is it Worth Hiring an SEO Expert?

It is ok if you want to do SEO on your website (DIY) because learning is the best trait that a human can have. Hiring an expert, however, ensures that the process, which is crucial to the success of any organization, is handled with the utmost expertise and professionalism. Finding a good SEO company like GAMIT may be difficult, but you can make your dreams come true with rigorous research.

Still, if you think your business may succeed without an SEO agency’s assistance, consider the following three arguments in favor of enlisting the services of such a firm to drive qualified customers to your website and increase sales. Remember, your business needs to come first, so think wisely before acting.

1. Time

The availability of resources is crucial to the success of any enterprise, and how a company uses its resources depends on its availability. Because of this, it is wise to smartly manage your funds, taking the time to plot out the most lucrative use of the capital. Time is not only unreasonable but also irretrievably lost once it is spent. And let’s face it. SEO takes a lot of time, and the golden rule in business is not to waste any minute. Therefore, an expert in SEO can do the job for you before you know it and even exceed your expectations.

Maybe you are a newbie in your career field and think you have the time to manage your website’s search engine optimization. Still, in reality, this is the most crucial time when you need help building your website and promoting your business. Therefore, it is necessary to hire ASAP an SEO USA company. This will benefit you and your company: the time saved may be put to greater use in other high-pressure areas on the one hand, and your firm will enjoy the benefits of increased SEO traffic on the other. Think smart, not hard. Other people, such as an SEO expert, can do your job, so do not burden yourself too much.

2. A Professional Expert has an Affinity for Technical Details

SEO takes more than just a little bit of time. Some methods, skills, knowledge, and experience may seem like UFO or unsettling, and you cannot skimp on these abilities since they are crucial to providing good SEO services.

Skills like writing, communicating, understanding the bases of a business, computer programming, content marketing, time management, critical thinking, social skills, and decision-making are a few examples that an SEO expert must master. They have the best social and intellectual traits to help you achieve your goals.

In short, when working with an SEO company, these tasks are often delegated to professionals in their respective domains. If you do not have expert-level knowledge in the above areas, it is probably best to engage an SEO firm.

3. Their Strategies Work like Magic

There’s no denying that SEO may boost your site’s exposure, but if you do it yourself, what are the chances that your intended audience will find and use it? Experts in search engine optimization deal with these kinds of problems daily, and they will find the best strategy to work to boost your views.

Professional SEO aims for more than just an increase in traffic; it seeks out conversions, clicks, purchases, better rankings, and more. If you are wondering, “What exactly do SEO businesses do?” they do not simply broadcast a company to the globe; they post their content to the people who would be most interested in it.

All in all, is it worthwhile to invest in search engine optimization? Should you seek help from an SEO agency? Absolutely. And if you have not done it yet, you should hurry up and do it now. Not only will you be happy with the final results (if the agency is trustworthy), but the money spent on hiring an SEO specialist will also pay off.

What is an SEO Company?

Simply put, it is a company that provides similar goods and services to your business as any other company. Still, its focus is on SEO software and consulting rather than physical goods. Its mission is to improve your website’s online exposure by tailoring it to the needs of both your potential customers and search engines.

In addition to generating connections, they also create and optimize content, reorganize the site’s layout, and ensure its optimal functionality. But do not fall for it easily; not all SEO businesses provide this service. Therefore, do a background check on the SEO company you hire to avoid any unpleasant surprises. It would be best if you put the safety of your business first. Always select the SEO expert who has potential and shows results, not just rumors or promises.

What if you are Reticent?

It is no secret that many businesses may try to trick you or may deliver poor services. In times like this, when money is the symbol of power and everyone wants a piece, it is hard to find someone you should trust, especially with your business. It is hard, indeed, but not impossible. A witty move would be to do your “homework” before working with any SEO company, understanding their beliefs and standards regarding quality and searching for feedback from previous customers. Then, after you narrow down your options, it is best to go to their office (if they have one) to talk to them face-to-face. Do not panic if the SEO firm has no official office. Many businesses nowadays are working from home because it is more convenient. Also, you need to establish your budget because what you pay is what you will receive. It is essential to start from a clean slate and communicate well with the team because they need to understand what you are aiming for.

Final Thoughts

Although there is no explicit “method” for your business to blow up, you must be patient. There may be a couple of months before the results will show up. Just do your best and hang on. In times like this, you should focus only on your business and how to make it more unique. Thus, it would be best to ask for help because a good leader knows he cannot do everything alone. Leave pride aside and hire an SEO expert to help your company take off the market because working with a strong team will bring out the best in your business.

 

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Simplify Content: Agencija na daljinu specijalizirana za istraživanje tržišta, izradu i implementaciju strategije sadržaja

ZAGREB, 5-Sep-2022 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Simplify Content agencija sastoji se od dva mlada i inovativna člana, Ivana Jajića i Braslava Bradića. Ivan je uz svoje prethodno iskustvo u nekoliko industrija i područja poput revenue managementa, product Management i kontrolinga stekao relevantna iskustva potrebna za kreiranje strategije i sadržaja. Također, Ivan je autor nekoliko znanstvenih radova, većinom u područjima digitalne ekonomije, rudarenju podataka i primjeni umjetne inteligencije. Njegovi radovi objavljeni su u svjetski poznatoj bazi sažetaka i citata Scopus te najvećoj svjetskoj tehničkoj organizaciji posvećene unapređenju tehnologije za dobrobit čovječanstva – Instituta inženjera elektrotehnike i elektronike (IEEE). Svojim kontinuiranim radom i dodatnom edukacijom položio je i certifikate Hubspot Academya u području Content i Inbound Marketinga kao i Braslav. Braslav je s druge strane stručnjak u području kreativnih industrija. Niz godina kreira Facebook oglase za više klijenata dok video oglase radi i ispred i iza kamere. Njegov film “Jutro” uvršten je na program ovogodišnjeg filmskog festivala u Požegi. Radom u medijima oplemenjuje stečene kompetencije u marketingu i oglašavanju s naglaskom na društvene mreže. Dugi niz godina je i poduzetnik u turizmu i zabavi. 11 puta zaredom dobiva priznanje “Superhost” od Airbnb-a dok ja na Booking.comu također među najbolje ocijenjenim iznajmljivačima. Cijelo vrijeme unapređuje svoja znanja od ITHAS akademije u turizmu do Penn Stateu i HarvardX-u gdje polaže različite kolegije. Interesom za marketing i poduzetništvo u kulturi i umjetnosti piše znanstveni rad s docenticom s Ekonomskog fakulteta.

Oba člana Simplify Contenta imaju osim navedenog iskustva i završene diplomske studije. Ivan je završio diplomski studij Poslovne administracije sa specijalizacijom u Financijskom managementu s Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam dok je Braslav završio diplomski studij Poslovne ekonomije smjer Marketing na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Oba su završila preddiplomski studij poslovne ekonomije na engleskom jeziku Bachelor Degree in Business (BDiB) koji je nositelj EPAS akreditacije za izvrsnost studijskog programa, a sam Ekonomski fakultet u Zagrebu prestižnih AACSB i EQUIS akreditacija.

Simplify Content može Vam pomoći u kreiranju SEO sadržaja na Vašim Internet stranicama i implementirati Content Marketing strategiju potrebnu za kontinuirano prisustvo u digitalnom svijetu. Postavljanje SMART ciljeva i kreiranje strategije Vašeg poduzeća prvi je korak u postavljanju Pillar postova na društvene mreže te ostale platforme kao i kasnije re-objavljivanje istih uz male modifikacije. Content marketing kojim se Simplify Content bavi isključivo je organski što znači da kreiramo isključivo vlastiti sadržaj koji ima svoju SEO snagu te ga repozicioniramo prema potrebi na drugim platformama. Istraživanje tržišta, kreiranje SMART ciljeva, pisanje blog sadržaja koji rješava problem potencijalnog korisnika ili odgovara na pitanja trenutnog, kreiranje postova na društvenim mrežama, analitika i backlinking su glavne sastavnice naše agencije.

Dobivanje rezultata organskim načinom privlačenja korisnika dugotrajan je proces, no i jedini koji ostaje dugoročno! Plaćeni oglasi će u kratkom vremenu možda doprinijeti popularizaciji Vašeg poduzeća, no isti čim se dodijeljena sredstva potroše nestaju kao i ukupan reach Vašeg poduzeća. Dugoročni uspjeh je upitan, dok se od Vas traži kontinuirano investiranje u plaćene oglase.

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Probax Launches Object Storage Powered By Wasabi To Partners In North America, Australia, Singapore and Europe

NEW YORK, 2022-Aug-11 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Probax has announced the launch of Honeycomb Object Storage as a Service powered by Wasabi.

The purpose-built Object Storage solution was designed for MSPs that need secure and simplified long-term AWS S3 compatible cloud storage for their customer data. With no egress or API request charges, faster performance than public cloud and bulletproof ransomware protection, Probax makes object storage simple with pay-as -you-go pricing models.

As a 100%-channel partner centric business, this launch represents Probax’s continued mission to empower its MSP partners to deliver scalable and reliable ‘out-of-the-box ready’ data protection solutions that offer substantial benefits to their own MSP business, while delivering real value to the customers they service.

“Long-term data retention is now easier and more cost-effective than ever for MSPs,” said Sam Meegahage, COO at Probax. “With industry-specific security and compliance, guaranteed availability, and all-inclusive pricing, MSPs can get an upper hand with Probax’s Object Storage as a Service. This disruptive cloud storage solution opens up the floodgates for data – partners and customers can store more data, across multiple locations and environments.”

“As a market leader in MSP cloud data protection solutions, our new Honeycomb Object Storage gives our MSP Partners more choice and flexibility when it comes to protecting their customer’s data.”

Available to MSPs in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore, Probax’s Object Storage solution contributes to Wasabi’s global expansion.

“Wasabi is committed to providing simple, affordable hot cloud storage that our strategic partners can bundle with their own solutions to deliver lower cost, high performance service to the market,” said Marty Falaro, EVP & COO, Wasabi Technologies. “As Wasabi expands globally, partners like Probax contribute significantly to our rapid growth. Honeycomb Object Storage as a Service powered by Wasabi brings together the best of both worlds so users benefit from leading-edge cloud technology that removes prohibitive costs and complex storage tiers and instead allows them to extract real value from unlimited amounts of data when and how they need to.”

Honeycomb Object Storage is integrated with Probax’s award-winning data protection platform Hive, delivering complete visibility and control for MSPs of their customer data protection services in one place.

Hive’s built-in automation, intelligence, security, and monitoring capabilities adds further value to MSPs who are looking to leverage cost-effective Object Storage.

Probax Honeycomb Object Storage also integrates seamlessly with Veeam Software. Veeam Backup & Replication supports object storage as a destination for long-term data storage. Similarly, Veeam Backup for Office 365 and cloud-specific offerings, such as Veeam Backup for AWS, Veeam Backup for Azure, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform all support object storage.

For more information, visit: https://www.probax.io/products/object-storage-as-a-service

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About Probax

Probax is an award-winning provider of MSP data protection solutions and services including data backup and retention, disaster recovery and business continuity. With unmatched partner enablement and support, together with continued innovation and integration with leading technology vendors including Veeam, StorageCraft, Dropbox and Microsoft; Probax empowers businesses to protect their most valuable asset, their data. Probax is a Wasabi Channel Partner and Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) that was been awarded VCSP Innovation and VCSP Partner of the Year awards by Veeam Software. www.probax.io

About Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston. Wasabi is a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox, and the Official Cloud Storage Partner of Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Bruins. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and The Bucket. www.wasabi.com

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Report: Strong 1H 2022 for the Customer Data Platform Industry, slowdown in funding and acquisitions

MILFORD, CT, United States, 25-Jul-2022 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry had a strong first half in 2022 with 10% employment growth among existing vendors and eleven new companies added, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report. Total employment grew by 2,494, the largest increase on record. However, a slowdown in funding and acquisitions may indicate investors are becoming more cautious about the industry.

The semi-annual report found that growth was strongest among the industry’s largest vendors, with the top 25% expanding employment by 13%. Remaining vendors grew an average of 4%. New entrants were also concentrated among large firms, with five of the eleven having more than 1,000 employees. These are established firms that have added CDP capabilities to existing campaign and delivery products.

The addition of new vendors with campaign and delivery capabilities reflects the continued preponderance of this group. Campaign and delivery CDPs now account for 68% of vendors (up 1% vs the previous report), 75% of employees (up 3%) and 75% of funding (up 8%).

Investment fell compared to previous periods, which may represent a market adjustment following strong acceleration early in the pandemic. The number of events over $50 million in particular dropped from five in the second half of 2021 to just one in the first half of 2022. Apart from the one large event, there were six other fundings that totaled $38 million. The only acquisition this period was BlueConic selling a majority stake to Vista Equity Partners.

“This report shows an intriguing divergence between strong user demand for CDPs, as evidenced by employment growth and new entrants, and emerging caution among investors,” commented report author David Raab. “Fortunately, major industry vendors have assembled ample financial reserves during previous periods, so we expect the funding slowdown will not limit their ability to finance future growth.”

About the Report
The CDP Industry Update Report provides detailed information on CDP vendors, employment, and funding broken by CDP type, location, founding year, and more. It includes five years of historical data collected at six-month intervals. The report can be downloaded for free at https://www.cdpinstitute.org/resources/industry-update-july-2022/.

About the Customer Data Platform Institute
The Customer Data Platform Institute is a vendor-neutral organization that educates marketers and technologists about customer data management. The Institute publishes industry news and educational materials, provides vendor comparison reports, builds directories of industry vendors and service firms, and offers Webinars, workshops, and consulting on related issues.

Customer Data Platforms are defined as “packaged software that maintains a unified, persistent customer database which is accessible to external systems.” They are the only types of packaged software specifically designed to create and share a complete view of each customer.
For more information, visit www.cdpinstitute.org.

SOURCE: EuropaWire