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News:  Games: CES 2018: ZEISS Showcases VR ONE Connect  CES 2018: ZEISS Showcases VR ONE Connect
CES 2018: ZEISS Showcases VR ONE Connect - on DefenceBriefing.net

At CES 2018, ZEISS, an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics, debuts their newest product, the ZEISS VR ONE Connect. ZEISS will showcase VR ONE Connect for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at booth #21730 in South Hall, January 9 - 11, 2018. Attendees will be able to demo this first of its kind VR product at the booth.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 04:26 pm
News:  Games: ASUS Republic of Gamers Showcases Latest Gaming Lineup at CES 2018  ASUS Republic of Gamers Showcases Latest Gaming Lineup at CES 2018
ASUS Republic of Gamers Showcases Latest Gaming Lineup at CES 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

CES — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled its latest lineup of gaming gear at CES® 2018, including the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition laptop, ROG Strix GL12 desktop, ROG Strix Flare RGB mechanical keyboard, ROG Aura Terminal addressable RGB controller, ROG Spotlight RGB projection light and a Bezel-free Kit display accessory. This full lineup of new ROG products is designed to enable gamers to create a perfect battle station and enjoy their gaming experience.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: ViewSonic Unveils Next Level Gaming and Entertainment Monitors for Completely Immersive Experiences  ViewSonic Unveils Next Level Gaming and Entertainment Monitors for Completely Immersive Experiences
ViewSonic Unveils Next Level Gaming and Entertainment Monitors for Completely Immersive Experiences - on DefenceBriefing.net

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces its next generation of gaming and entertainment monitors to its award-winning lineup. These new XG and VX monitors deliver the ultimate in fluidity and fast response times for motion-based content, whether playing the latest first-person shooter (FPS) game or bingeing on the latest television series on any streaming service. Packed with the latest display technologies and enhancements, the new ViewSonic® gaming monitor models include: XG2560, XG3220 and XG3540C; and the entertainment models include: VX2758-C-MH and VX3258-2KC-MHD.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 01:46 pm
News:  Games: CES 2018: HyperX Expands High-Performance Gaming Line with First Wireless Headset and New Suite of RGB Gaming Gear  CES 2018: HyperX Expands High-Performance Gaming Line with First Wireless Headset and New Suite of RGB Gaming Gear
CES 2018: HyperX Expands High-Performance Gaming Line with First Wireless Headset and New Suite of RGB Gaming Gear - on DefenceBriefing.net

HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today expanded its award-winning lineup with its first wireless gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Flight™, and an expanded suite of RGB gaming peripherals including the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB™ mechanical keyboard and a new HyperX Pulsefire Surge™ RGB gaming mouse. The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset offers the ultimate in gaming freedom and convenience and at 30 hours1, the longest battery life available on the market today, coupled with the comfort and sound quality inherent in HyperX headsets. The new Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse offer pro level performance with added customization and personalization features for a complete gaming experience.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 11:26 am
News:  Games: CES 2018: HyperX Unveils World’s First Infrared Synchronized DDR4 RGB Memory  CES 2018: HyperX Unveils World’s First Infrared Synchronized DDR4 RGB Memory
CES 2018: HyperX Unveils World’s First Infrared Synchronized DDR4 RGB Memory - on DefenceBriefing.net

HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced the industry’s first memory modules featuring synchronized RGB lighting with IR (infrared) technology – the HyperX® Predator DDR4 RGB. HyperX has designed IR communication channels onto each memory module, allowing multiple modules to sync LED lighting and produce an exceptional color and pattern display. Powered directly from the motherboard, this patent-pending technology provides an enhanced visual experience of RGB memory for gaming, overclocking PCs and DIY system builds. A video demo of the HyperX IR technology is here.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 11:26 am
News:  Games: Logitech Sets Company Record With 19 GOOD DESIGN 2017 Awards  Logitech Sets Company Record With 19 GOOD DESIGN 2017 Awards
Logitech Sets Company Record With 19 GOOD DESIGN 2017 Awards - on DefenceBriefing.net

Today Logitech® (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ-NMS: LOGI) announced that Logitech won a record 19 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards in 2017. This marks the seventh consecutive year Logitech products have been recognized with GOOD DESIGN awards and the most award wins in a single year for the company.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 08:26 am
News:  Games: ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Swift PG65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC at CES 2018  ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Swift PG65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC at CES 2018
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Swift PG65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC at CES 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

CES — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it will unveil the new ROG Swift PG65 big format gaming display (BFGD) with NVIDIA® G-SYNC® at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas. The 65-inch 4K UHD ROG Swift PG65 is the world’s largest gaming display format, and is designed to bring uncompromising performance and a giant screen experience that’s ideal for PC gaming.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  8 Jan 2018 - 05:46 am
News:  Games: Details of FIRST® POWER UPSM 2018 Robotics Game Revealed  Details of FIRST® POWER UPSM 2018 Robotics Game Revealed
Details of FIRST® POWER UPSM 2018 Robotics Game Revealed - on DefenceBriefing.net

Inventor and FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen launched the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition season today with the Kickoff of a new robotics game called FIRST® POWER UPSM before a crowd of more than 1,000 people, including Governor Chris Sununu and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, hometown of FIRST Headquarters. More than 91,000 high-school students on 3,647 teams at 137 venues around the globe joined the 2018 Kickoff via Twitch Live Broadcast.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  6 Jan 2018 - 07:46 pm
News:  Games: Glu Announces Sale of Its Moscow Studio  Glu Announces Sale of Its Moscow Studio

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: GLUU), a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today announced it has completed the divestiture of its Moscow studio along with the sale of several titles developed by that location. Glu will receive aggregate consideration of approximately $4.5 million, consisting of $3 million in cash and the assumption of approximately $1.5 million in minimum guaranteed royalty payments.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  5 Jan 2018 - 10:06 pm
News:  Games: Andy Giancamilli Appointed Chief Operating Officer of FanDuel  Andy Giancamilli Appointed Chief Operating Officer of FanDuel
Andy Giancamilli Appointed Chief Operating Officer of FanDuel - on DefenceBriefing.net

FanDuel today announced the appointment of Andy Giancamilli to Chief Operating Officer. He will keep his role as Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Andy will oversee FanDuel’s product and product operations teams in addition to overseeing financial operations, corporate financing, and company strategy.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  5 Jan 2018 - 03:46 pm
News:  Games: Aquantia To Showcase Multi-Gig Networking Solutions for Automotive &amp; Gaming Markets at CES 2018  Aquantia To Showcase Multi-Gig Networking Solutions for Automotive & Gaming Markets at CES 2018
Aquantia To Showcase Multi-Gig Networking Solutions for Automotive & Gaming Markets at CES 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Aquantia Corp., (NYSE: AQ), a leader in high-speed, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, will be showcasing solutions for the Automotive and Gaming markets at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  5 Jan 2018 - 11:26 am
News:  Games: Blast Vision Delivers the Power to Visualize Ball Flight  Blast Vision Delivers the Power to Visualize Ball Flight
Blast Vision Delivers the Power to Visualize Ball Flight - on DefenceBriefing.net

Blast Motion, an information company that provides performance insights for human movement, today announced Blast Vision. By harnessing the power of computer vision, you now have the power to visualize the results of your baseball, softball, or golf swing using your iPhone (6S or newer) or iPad (Pro or newer) camera. Blast Vision accurately calculates and displays your launch angle, exit velocity / ball speed, and estimated carry distance, providing you with live results and voice feedback. You’ll have the same data that professionals have, in the palm of your hands, at a fraction of the cost of a professional launch monitor.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 09:46 pm
News:  Games: App Store Kicks Off 2018 with Record-Breaking Holiday Season  App Store Kicks Off 2018 with Record-Breaking Holiday Season

App Store® customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, spending over $890 million in that seven-day period.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 09:26 pm
News:  Games: Nintendo Download: Happy New Year!  Nintendo Download: Happy New Year!
Nintendo Download: Happy New Year! - on DefenceBriefing.net

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System of All Time in the U.S.  Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System of All Time in the U.S.
Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System of All Time in the U.S. - on DefenceBriefing.net

Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News:  Games: Southeast Asian PC Online Games Market Report 2017-2021 - Online Games Revenue Set to Reach $2 Billion by 2021 - Research and Markets  Southeast Asian PC Online Games Market Report 2017-2021 - Online Games Revenue Set to Reach $2 Billion by 2021 - Research and Markets
Southeast Asian PC Online Games Market Report 2017-2021 - Online Games Revenue Set to Reach $2 Billion by 2021 - Research and Markets - on DefenceBriefing.net

The "Southeast Asian PC Online Games Market Report 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 12:06 pm
News:  Games: G5 Entertainment AB: Preliminary Results October-December 2017  G5 Entertainment AB: Preliminary Results October-December 2017

Based on the information available for the period October-December 2017, G5 forecasts quarterly revenue of approximately SEK 356 M, which corresponds to achieving 93 per cent revenue growth compared to the same period of 2016. For the full year 2017, G5 forecasts revenue of approximately SEK 1,135 M, which corresponds to achieving 120 per cent revenue growth compared to 2016.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  4 Jan 2018 - 07:46 am
News:  Games: Taiwan Digital Games Market Report and Forecast 2017-2021 - Research and Markets  Taiwan Digital Games Market Report and Forecast 2017-2021 - Research and Markets
Taiwan Digital Games Market Report and Forecast 2017-2021 - Research and Markets - on DefenceBriefing.net

The "Taiwan Digital Games Market Report and Forecast" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  3 Jan 2018 - 07:46 pm
News:  Games: CashBet Announces Blockchain Integration and Intent to Launch Its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) With Token “CashBet Coin”  CashBet Announces Blockchain Integration and Intent to Launch Its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) With Token “CashBet Coin”
CashBet Announces Blockchain Integration and Intent to Launch Its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) With Token “CashBet Coin” - on DefenceBriefing.net

CashBet, a leading mobile-first iGaming platform provider and turnkey operator, today announced a major blockchain initiative for its patented iGaming platform and intent to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its cryptocurrency designed for iGaming, CashBet Coin. Incorporating blockchain into the CashBet platform will better enable the company to offer the only complete, crypto-ready iGaming platform on the market. CashBet Coin’s ICO presale will begin on January 24, 2018 at 0:00 GMT +8 and will end on February 20 at 0:00 GMT +8. The public sale is expected to begin March 20 at 0:00 GMT +8 and will continue until April 27 at 0:00 GMT +8. The ICO will end early if the hard cap is reached prior to the end of the public sale. Key information on the token sale, including the whitepaper, token structure and use of proceeds, is available on the ICO website: https://coin.cashbet.com.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  3 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: Leave the Grind and Start the Brawl for Free! Hyper Universe Set to Launch on Jan. 17  Leave the Grind and Start the Brawl for Free! Hyper Universe Set to Launch on Jan. 17
Leave the Grind and Start the Brawl for Free! Hyper Universe Set to Launch on Jan. 17 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Hyper Universe, the intensely fun action brawler is officially launching on Jan. 17, 2018 for PC through Steam and the Nexon Launcher. Players can download the game for free and experience the fast-paced, stylized side-scrolling action across multiple maps in a challenging 4v4 team setup.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  3 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: SportsHub Technologies Acquires MFL10s Business From MyFantasyLeague  SportsHub Technologies Acquires MFL10s Business From MyFantasyLeague
SportsHub Technologies Acquires MFL10s Business From MyFantasyLeague - on DefenceBriefing.net

As part of its ongoing commitment to build and grow fantasy sports products enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of sports fans every day, SportsHub Technologies, LLC (“SportsHub”) has announced today that it has acquired the MFL10s line of business (“MFL10s”) from MyFantasyLeague.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  3 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News:  Games: JAKKS Pacific Announces Chief Financial Officer Will Step Down  JAKKS Pacific Announces Chief Financial Officer Will Step Down
JAKKS Pacific Announces Chief Financial Officer Will Step Down - on DefenceBriefing.net

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: JAKK) today announced that Joel M. Bennett, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will be stepping down from his position at the Company. The Company also announced that it has commenced an external search to identify a new CFO. In order to arrange for a smooth transition, Mr. Bennett will continue as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until completion of the Company’s annual report for the 2017 fiscal year or such earlier date that a successor has been named and transitioned to the office of Chief Financial Officer.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  29 Dec 2017 - 11:26 am
News:  Games: Nintendo Download: Ho Ho Haute Couture  Nintendo Download: Ho Ho Haute Couture
Nintendo Download: Ho Ho Haute Couture - on DefenceBriefing.net

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  28 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: HyperX Ready to Play, Mavs Gaming NBA 2K Team Announced  HyperX Ready to Play, Mavs Gaming NBA 2K Team Announced
HyperX Ready to Play, Mavs Gaming NBA 2K Team Announced - on DefenceBriefing.net

HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., is preparing for the upcoming NBA 2K18 season with the newly named Dallas Mavericks Mavs Gaming team. On December 12, the NBA announced the names of all 17 teams including Mavs Gaming. HyperX recently announced they are the official gaming headset of Mavs Gaming, and now the partnership begins as the league prepares for competition to begin in May. The Mavs Gaming team will be comprised of five players who make it through qualifying in January, tryouts in February and chosen through the NBA 2K League draft held in March. As a team, they will be using HyperX gaming headsets while practicing together and during NBA 2K tournament action.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  26 Dec 2017 - 11:46 am
News:  Games: UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and the Midlands  UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and the Midlands
UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and the Midlands - on DefenceBriefing.net

UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro gave nearly 350 children the gift of “exergaming” this week by donating NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and the Midlands.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  22 Dec 2017 - 12:26 am
News:  Games: G5 Entertainment: Dispute with MyTona LLC resolved  G5 Entertainment: Dispute with MyTona LLC resolved

The disputes giving rise to the lawsuit pending in Superior Court for the State of California, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2017-00896250-CU-BC-CJC and between G5 and MyTona filed in Orange County, CA on January 10, 2017, have been resolved. The parties have agreed to dismiss their claims pursuant to the terms of the settlement. G5 is acquiring all rights to the “The Secret Society” game on all platforms in exchange for cash consideration, as well as additional contingent revenue share payments, to be paid over the course of the next year. G5 shall be taking over all support and development of the game going forward. G5 estimates that the total consideration to be paid to the MyTona parties may be worth up to US $6.5M or more, depending on the performance of the game. G5 expects that the acquisition will be financed from the company’s cash reserves and future cash flow.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  21 Dec 2017 - 04:06 pm
News:  Games: HyperX Sponsors PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest  HyperX Sponsors PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest
HyperX Sponsors PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest - on DefenceBriefing.net

HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced HyperX is the official peripherals sponsor of PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest. HyperX continues to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the Esports community and provides competitors with the highest quality gear to compete at the highest level. HyperX will be onsite showing the latest products, offering giveaways, and providing show specials on HyperX accessories.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  21 Dec 2017 - 03:26 pm
News:  Games: Nintendo Download: Happy Holidays!  Nintendo Download: Happy Holidays!
Nintendo Download: Happy Holidays! - on DefenceBriefing.net

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  21 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: Immersion Corporation Announces Restructuring  Immersion Corporation Announces Restructuring

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced a series of restructuring actions designed to sharpen the company’s strategic focus and establish a more cost-efficient operating structure.

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News:  Games: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Are the Two Top Selling Console Games in North America Based on Revenue, with Call of Duty: WWII Topping More Than $1 Billion in Global Sales  Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Are the Two Top Selling Console Games in North America Based on Revenue, with Call of Duty: WWII Topping More Than $1 Billion in Global Sales
Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Are the Two Top Selling Console Games in North America Based on Revenue, with Call of Duty: WWII Topping More Than $1 Billion in Global Sales - on DefenceBriefing.net

Activision has delivered the No. 1 and No. 2 top selling console video games in North America this year (based on revenues), continuing a string of chart-topping title releases in 2017. At No. 1, Call of Duty®: WWII, which has already surpassed $1 billion in sell-through worldwide since its launch last month, is the top selling console video game of the year in North America, extending Call of Duty®’s run as the No. 1 top selling console video game franchise in North America for nine consecutive years, based on revenue. Developed by Bungie, Destiny 2 secured its status as the No. 2 highest selling console video game in North America for the year, based on revenue, while also becoming the biggest PC launch in Activision Publishing history, based on units. Additionally, Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy, is the No. 1 top selling remastered collection in PS4 history. (i)¹

Tag:  News: Games      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 01:26 pm
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· Malauzai"s Monkey Insights Analyzes General Digital Banking Usage for All of 2017 (2018-01-17 16:26)
Malauzai’s Monkey Insights Analyzes General Digital Banking Usage for All of 2017 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Malauzai Software, a provider of Mobile and Internet solutions for community financial institutions, released its January 2018 Monkey Insights that highlights key trends in internet and mobile banking usage based on December 2017 data for 400+ banks & credit unions, covering 17 million logins from 885,000 active Internet and Mobile Banking users.


· Ethical Hacking Proves More Lucrative Than Software Engineering for Some; Bounty Rewards No Longer #1 Motivation (2018-01-17 16:26)
Ethical Hacking Proves More Lucrative Than Software Engineering for Some; Bounty Rewards No Longer #1 Motivation - on DefenceBriefing.net

HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, today published its 2018 Hacker Report, from the largest survey ever conducted of the ethical hacker community. The report examines the geography, demographics, experience, tools used and motivations of nearly 2,000 bug bounty hackers across 100 countries.


· Aspect Software Secures PCI Level 1 Certification for Aspect Via™ in North America (2018-01-17 16:26)

Aspect Software, a leading provider of native customer engagement, workforce management, and self-service solutions, today announced that it has achieved PCI Level 1 certification for Aspect Via™ in North America and is on track to secure PCI Level 2 (Q1 2018) and PCI Level 1 (Q2 2018) certification for Aspect Via™ in Australia and the European Union. The PCI Level 1 certification was conducted by an independent 3rd party auditor. Aspect Via™, delivered through an open SaaS architecture and deployed in Amazon Web Services (AWS), is Aspect’s award-winning, complete Customer Engagement Platform in the cloud with native interaction management, workforce optimization and self-service capabilities, shared reporting, and a single UI with a persona-based UX for agents, team leads, managers and administrators.


· Coty to Launch "Let"s Get Ready" Skill for Amazon Echo Show (2018-01-17 16:26)
Coty to Launch ‘Let’s Get Ready’ Skill for Amazon Echo Show - on DefenceBriefing.net

Coty has teamed with Amazon to launch ‘Let’s Get Ready’, a new visual skill designed specifically for Echo Show, Amazon’s first Echo device with a screen. The strategic choice of Echo Show and the Alexa voice service combines Coty’s focus on voice-driven beauty services with visuals, which are critical in Beauty. Let’s Get Ready brings on demand, occasion-based look planning fine-tuned by personal attributes such as hair, eye and skin color. The skill will be available in the U.K. on the Echo Show as well as all other Echo devices in January.


· Top 3 Drivers for the Global Cloud DVR Market | Technavio (2018-01-17 16:06)
Top 3 Drivers for the Global Cloud DVR Market | Technavio - on DefenceBriefing.net

Technavio market research analysts forecast the global cloud DVR market to grow at a CAGR of close to 27% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.


· Resource Constraints and Cybersecurity Concerns Top the List of Challenges with IT Professionals at K-12 Schools, Surveyed by TeamDynamix and Kaseya (2018-01-17 16:06)
Resource Constraints and Cybersecurity Concerns Top the List of Challenges with IT Professionals at K-12 Schools, Surveyed by TeamDynamix and Kaseya - on DefenceBriefing.net

In a recent market study evaluating the IT maturity of K-12 school district IT departments conducted by TeamDynamix and Kaseya, 45 percent of participants stated that resource constraints are their top concern followed by cybersecurity (at 29 percent) going into 2018. The study also evaluated IT maturity among K-12 districts to determine what type of IT projects they will undertake this year. A significant majority—59 percent—seek to enhance self-service capabilities, currently at the low end of the IT maturity scale, to reduce cost and improve satisfaction and productivity of IT support groups. Additionally, districts self-ranked on the high end of the scale for their ability to deploy mobile learning devices, while their lowest marks were in resource-intensive areas or those that pose a serious cybersecurity risk. Click to Tweet


· IZEA Sets IZEA Crypto Q&A Conference Call for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EST (2018-01-17 15:46)
IZEA Sets IZEA Crypto Q&A Conference Call for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EST - on DefenceBriefing.net

IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: IZEA), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, will hold a conference call on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the recent announcement of IZEA Crypto and the plans for incorporating blockchain in future operations.


· Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $19.1 Million Follow-On Contract to Support U.S. Navy"s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals (2018-01-17 15:26)
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $19.1 Million Follow-On Contract to Support U.S. Navy’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals - on DefenceBriefing.net

January 17, 2018--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a follow-on contract to provide long-term support for the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). This new contract is a 10-year IDIQ contract with a 5-year base and 5 one-year options. The total potential contract value is $19.1 million.


· CircleCI Secures $31 Million to Accelerate Software Development (2018-01-17 15:26)

CircleCI, the world’s leading continuous integration and delivery platform, today announced it has closed a $31 million Series C round of funding led by Top Tier Capital Partners alongside Industry Ventures and Heavybit, who join existing investors Scale Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, and DFJ Ventures. Prior to this round, the company had raised a total of $28 million.


· Independent Research Firm Identifies GridPoint Among Leading Facility Optimization Software Vendors (2018-01-17 15:26)
Independent Research Firm Identifies GridPoint Among Leading Facility Optimization Software Vendors - on DefenceBriefing.net

GridPoint, a smart building technology leader, today announced that its platform has been named among the top global facility optimization software solutions in the Green Quadrant Facility Optimization Software report by Verdantix. The findings of this report are based on 135 functionality and success metrics compared between the top 14 global facility optimization software vendors.


· What to Expect in 2018: Ping Identity Predicts Proliferation of Blockchain Identities and Death of Knowledge-Based Authentication (2018-01-17 15:26)
What to Expect in 2018: Ping Identity Predicts Proliferation of Blockchain Identities and Death of Knowledge-Based Authentication - on DefenceBriefing.net

Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, has unveiled its top five cybersecurity predictions for 2018, authored by its CTO office. These include advances in biometrics, the mass exposure of personally identifiable information from numerous data breaches, and a blockchain craze in 2018.


· The General Services Administration Awards Booz Allen a 5 Year, $165M Contract to Support USCYBERCOM (2018-01-17 15:26)
The General Services Administration Awards Booz Allen a 5 Year, $165M Contract to Support USCYBERCOM - on DefenceBriefing.net

Today, the tools and technology needed to carry out a large-scale cyber-attack are getting cheaper and easier to use. To defend the ever-changing and complex threat environment, the nation’s cyber defenders must have actionable intelligence as well as a keen sense of tactics and techniques to protect our organizations and the personal information of millions of people. To continue the support of this effort, the General Services Administration (GSA)/Federal System Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a five-year, $165M IDIQ contract to provide Plans and Policy, Training and Command Administrative and Staff support services to USCYBERCOM – a subordinate of the Department of Defense’s Strategic Command.


· Telos Corporation Selected by the United States Air Force for IT Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Automation (2018-01-17 15:06)
Telos Corporation Selected by the United States Air Force for IT Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Automation - on DefenceBriefing.net

Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced that it has been selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) to provide risk management and compliance automation support of their Enterprise NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments.


· WiserCare Appoints Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA as Chief Executive Officer (2018-01-17 15:06)
WiserCare Appoints Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA as Chief Executive Officer - on DefenceBriefing.net

WiserCare, a leading digital patient decision support platform, announced today the appointment of Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA, as the company’s CEO. Dr. Castillo joins WiserCare after spending three years as the Chief Strategy Officer at Evolution Health, a division of Envision Healthcare, and prior to that, as National Medical Director of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission. Dr. Castillo is also a practicing emergency physician, currently at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois.


· Vitals SmartShopper Expands to Millions of Consumers in 2018 (2018-01-17 14:46)
Vitals SmartShopper Expands to Millions of Consumers in 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

This January, over 200 more employers are offering Vitals SmartShopper to their employees than last year. When it comes to health care, people often pay more than they should for everyday medical procedures. Those costs come out of a patient’s pocket – and the employer who subsidizes their insurance. SmartShopper, now serving over 2 million consumers nationwide, is a proven engagement and incentive program that saves consumers and employers money on their health care.


· ShopKeep Grows Partnership with First Data and Launches Customer Facing Clover® Mini Devices to Small Business Owners (2018-01-17 14:26)
ShopKeep Grows Partnership with First Data and Launches Customer Facing Clover® Mini Devices to Small Business Owners - on DefenceBriefing.net

ShopKeep, the top rated tablet to cloud payments and point of sale platform chosen by over 24,000 independent retailers and restaurants, announced it has launched on the Clover Mini - an all-in-one point-of-sale device that accepts EMV and mobile wallet transactions, and includes a receipt printer. This is the next step in the strategic relationship between ShopKeep and First Data since announcing an expansion to their partnership in February 2017 and just on the heels of a strategic investment by First Data in ShopKeep during the second half of 2017.


· DreamBox Learning® Partners with Knotion to Deliver Award-Winning Adaptive Math Learning Platform to Mexico Schools (2018-01-17 14:26)
DreamBox Learning® Partners with Knotion to Deliver Award-Winning Adaptive Math Learning Platform to Mexico Schools - on DefenceBriefing.net

DreamBox Learning®, which pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology in schools across the U.S. and Canada, today announced it has been selected by Knotion, a Mexico-based provider of integrated learning ecosystems, to deliver its award-winning math learning platform in Spanish and English to empower differentiation and personalized learning for thousands of K-9 students across Mexico.


· December Origination Insight Report From Ellie Mae Shows Refinances Rise to 40 Percent of Total Closed Loans; Closing Rates Increase for All Loans (2018-01-17 14:26)
December Origination Insight Report From Ellie Mae Shows Refinances Rise to 40 Percent of Total Closed Loans; Closing Rates Increase for All Loans - on DefenceBriefing.net

The percentage of refinances rose to 40 percent of all closed loans, up 1 percent from the month prior according to the December Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. The percentage of FHA refinances increased to 25 percent of closed loans in the month, up 1 percentage point, and the percentage of conventional refinances increased to 47 percent of closed loans in December, up from 45 percent the month prior.




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