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News: IT at home: Fiskars Wins 11 GOOD DESIGN® 2017 Awards for Design Excellence  Fiskars Wins 11 GOOD DESIGN® 2017 Awards for Design Excellence
Fiskars Wins 11 GOOD DESIGN® 2017 Awards for Design Excellence - on DefenceBriefing.net

Fiskars is proud to announce that 11 of its products from the company’s garden, craft, kids and school categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN® 2017 Award. The award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 02:46 pm
News: IT at home: MoviePass™ Surpasses One Million Subscribers  MoviePass™ Surpasses One Million Subscribers
MoviePass™ Surpasses One Million Subscribers - on DefenceBriefing.net

MoviePass™, the nation’s premier movie theater subscription service and a majority-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: HMNY), announced today it has surpassed one million paying subscribers. MoviePass™ has increased its subscriber base by over 6500% since the introduction of its $9.95 per month pricing model. On August 15, 2017, MoviePass™ shifted to a lower-priced subscription model and has since reached one million subscribers in less time than Spotify, Hulu, and Netflix.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: IDC Forecasts Strong Growth for the Solid State Drive (SSD) Industry as It Transitions to 3D NAND Flash  IDC Forecasts Strong Growth for the Solid State Drive (SSD) Industry as It Transitions to 3D NAND Flash
IDC Forecasts Strong Growth for the Solid State Drive (SSD) Industry as It Transitions to 3D NAND Flash - on DefenceBriefing.net

The outlook for the solid state drive (SSD) industry remains strong as units, revenue, and total capacity shipped are all expected to see robust growth throughout the 2016-2021 forecast period. In a new SSD forecast update, International Data Corporation (IDC) now expects worldwide SSD unit shipments to increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. SSD industry revenue is expected to reach $33.6 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 14.8%.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 01:46 pm
News: IT at home: IDC Forecasts Shipments of Wearable Devices to Nearly Double by 2021 as Smart Watches and New Product Categories Gain Traction  IDC Forecasts Shipments of Wearable Devices to Nearly Double by 2021 as Smart Watches and New Product Categories Gain Traction
IDC Forecasts Shipments of Wearable Devices to Nearly Double by 2021 as Smart Watches and New Product Categories Gain Traction - on DefenceBriefing.net

The overall wearables market is expected to grow from 113.2 million shipments in 2017 to 222.3 million in 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The most popular wearables to date have been basic wristbands like the Xiaomi Mi Band or Fitbit Charge. However, such wearables are quickly becoming commodities and IDC anticipates low single-digit growth in this category throughout the forecast period. Meanwhile, watches (both smart and basic) are on track to take the lead and are expected to grow from 61.5 million in 2017 to 149.5 million in 2021 as more vendors – particularly fashion brands—and cellular connectivity built into smartwatches help to drive growth in this category.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 01:46 pm
News: IT at home: Neil AI App by ZimGo Better Connects Consumers to Internet of Me  Neil AI App by ZimGo Better Connects Consumers to Internet of Me
Neil AI App by ZimGo Better Connects Consumers to Internet of Me - on DefenceBriefing.net

A new ZimGo application demonstrates the value of Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI) for better connecting individuals to the world around them. Neil, the first AEI newsreader, is a personal curator artificial intelligence (AI). A virtual assistant, Neil is a private ad-free ‘chatbot’ whose only goal is to find interesting stories you want to read. This app is geared towards people with specific interests that don’t want to wade through pages and pages of general search results.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: Carvana Grows East Coast Presence with New Jersey Market Launch  Carvana Grows East Coast Presence with New Jersey Market Launch
Carvana Grows East Coast Presence with New Jersey Market Launch - on DefenceBriefing.net

Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into Newark today, bringing a new way to buy a car to The Garden State. By visiting Carvana.com, Newark area residents can shop more than 9,000 vehicles, finance, purchase and even trade their current car, in as little as 10 minutes, now with free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 11:26 am
News: IT at home: Quanergy Opens Automated Factory to Mass Produce Solid State LiDAR Sensors  Quanergy Opens Automated Factory to Mass Produce Solid State LiDAR Sensors
Quanergy Opens Automated Factory to Mass Produce Solid State LiDAR Sensors - on DefenceBriefing.net

Quanergy, the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, today announced the opening of a new production factory located in Sunnyvale, California. The cutting-edge facility produces Quanergy’s patented S3 solid state LiDAR sensor. With the commissioning of this facility, Quanergy is now the only company to mass produce solid state 3D LiDAR sensors.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 11:26 am
News: IT at home: Technavio Announces Top Drivers and Trends for the Air Cooler Market in India and China  Technavio Announces Top Drivers and Trends for the Air Cooler Market in India and China
Technavio Announces Top Drivers and Trends for the Air Cooler Market in India and China - on DefenceBriefing.net

The latest market research report by Technavio on the air cooler market in India and China predicts a CAGR of 6.39% during the period 2017-2021.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 08:46 am
News: IT at home: Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry’s First 2nd-Generation, 10-Nanometer Class DRAM  Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry’s First 2nd-Generation, 10-Nanometer Class DRAM
Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry’s First 2nd-Generation, 10-Nanometer Class DRAM - on DefenceBriefing.net

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class* (1y-nm), 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM. For use in a wide range of next-generation computing systems, the new 8Gb DDR4 features the highest performance and energy efficiency for an 8Gb DRAM chip, as well as the smallest dimensions.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  20 Dec 2017 - 02:26 am
News: IT at home: Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2018  Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2018
Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 ended November 30, 2017.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 09:46 pm
News: IT at home: White House Officials, Cabinet Secretary, Federal Chairmen and Congressional Leaders Join CES 2018 Innovation Policy Track  White House Officials, Cabinet Secretary, Federal Chairmen and Congressional Leaders Join CES 2018 Innovation Policy Track
White House Officials, Cabinet Secretary, Federal Chairmen and Congressional Leaders Join CES 2018 Innovation Policy Track - on DefenceBriefing.net

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that more than a dozen of federal government officials – including a cabinet secretary, White House officials, and every member of two federal commissions – will speak at CES® 2018. Among the policymakers delivering remarks or speaking on panels: Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, and many other officials from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 08:46 pm
News: IT at home: Wave Broadband Files Claim against Comcast’s Regional Sports Networks for Unfair Business Practices  Wave Broadband Files Claim against Comcast’s Regional Sports Networks for Unfair Business Practices
Wave Broadband Files Claim against Comcast’s Regional Sports Networks for Unfair Business Practices - on DefenceBriefing.net

Wave Broadband, a gigabit broadband and commercial fiber services company, today filed a claim with the FCC against Comcast’s NBC Regional Sports Networks (Comcast Sports Nets) alleging unfair business practices.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 07:26 pm
News: IT at home: Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as BORA PortaMate and Expands with Acquisition of Centipede Tool, LLC  Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as BORA PortaMate and Expands with Acquisition of Centipede Tool, LLC
Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as BORA PortaMate and Expands with Acquisition of Centipede Tool, LLC - on DefenceBriefing.net

Affinity Tool Works, LLC, a, privately-owned global tool company based in Troy, Mich., announces it is streamlining and rebranding its established product lines as BORA PortaMate to reflect one, cohesive category brand. The rebranding announcement coincides with the company’s acquisition of Williamsburg, N.M.-based Centipede Tool, LLC, manufacturer of the Centipede® Support System.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 06:26 pm
News: IT at home: Osram Spotlights LED and Laser Solutions in Rinspeed’s Latest Concept Vehicle  Osram Spotlights LED and Laser Solutions in Rinspeed’s Latest Concept Vehicle
Osram Spotlights LED and Laser Solutions in Rinspeed’s Latest Concept Vehicle - on DefenceBriefing.net

Osram Opto Semiconductors, a leading lighting and technology company, is the exclusive lighting partner for Rinspeed’s Snap concept car. Rinspeed is well known for its visionary ideas and progressive design. The Swiss-based think tank created Snap for a future defined by autonomous driving and urbanization. The autonomous concept vehicle, which features many of Osram’s LED, laser and optoelectronic sensing solutions from the ultraviolet (UV) and visible to infrared spectrum, will be launched at the 2018 CES Show in Las Vegas. It will be on display during the show in Harman’s exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 9-12.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 05:26 pm
News: IT at home: NextInput Opens its New Headquaters to Support Rapid Growth  NextInput Opens its New Headquaters to Support Rapid Growth
NextInput Opens its New Headquaters to Support Rapid Growth - on DefenceBriefing.net

NextInput, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based force sensing solutions, announced today that it relocated its headquarters to Mountain View, CA to support NextInput’s rapid growth.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 05:26 pm
News: IT at home: Ellevest Puts Investment Capital to Work: Expands Products, Services, and Relationship-Based Pricing Options  Ellevest Puts Investment Capital to Work: Expands Products, Services, and Relationship-Based Pricing Options
Ellevest Puts Investment Capital to Work: Expands Products, Services, and Relationship-Based Pricing Options - on DefenceBriefing.net

Ellevest announced today that it has launched an expanded suite of products, services, and relationship-based pricing options. The evolution of Ellevest’s client offering follows a recent capital raise of $34.6 million announced in September, and reflects client demand; key priorities identified through ongoing engagement with women at different points in their financial lives; and the Company’s mission to help women close the gender investing gap.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 04:26 pm
News: IT at home: Top Insights on the Global Digital Map Market | Technavio  Top Insights on the Global Digital Map Market | Technavio
Top Insights on the Global Digital Map Market | Technavio - on DefenceBriefing.net

The global digital map market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 16% during the period 2017-2021, according to a new market research study by Technavio.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 03:46 pm
News: IT at home: 2018 Promises to Be a Year of Innovation in the Energy Sector  2018 Promises to Be a Year of Innovation in the Energy Sector
2018 Promises to Be a Year of Innovation in the Energy Sector - on DefenceBriefing.net

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) announced today that advancements in new technology and innovation through techniques and materials will directly have an impact on affordable energy prices in 2018. The popularity and increasing affordability of traditional energy and renewable resources, coupled with the race to optimize access to our resources and build smarter cities, is ushering in a new era for U.S. energy development.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 03:46 pm
News: IT at home: Cerveau Technologies, Inc. Signs Research Agreement with the University of Washington  Cerveau Technologies, Inc. Signs Research Agreement with the University of Washington
Cerveau Technologies, Inc. Signs Research Agreement with the University of Washington - on DefenceBriefing.net

Cerveau Technologies Inc. today announced an agreement with the University of Washington to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. NFTs made up of aggregated tau protein are a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: Magneti Marelli to Exhibit at CES 2018  Magneti Marelli to Exhibit at CES 2018
Magneti Marelli to Exhibit at CES 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/ces-2018/magnetimarelli/

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: TELECO Acquires Tech Works  TELECO Acquires Tech Works
TELECO Acquires Tech Works - on DefenceBriefing.net

TELECO, Inc., a Greenville, SC-based technology provider of Cellular DAS, Public Safety DAS, Structured Cabling, Business Phone Systems, Data Management, IT Managed Services, Video Surveillance and Building Card Access Solutions is excited to announce the acquisition of Tech Works US LLC, a Mauldin, SC-based IT Managed Service Organization.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 02:46 pm
News: IT at home: Score a Touchdown This Season With Squares Pick’em From Yahoo Sports and Pizza Hut  Score a Touchdown This Season With Squares Pick’em From Yahoo Sports and Pizza Hut
Score a Touchdown This Season With Squares Pick’em From Yahoo Sports and Pizza Hut - on DefenceBriefing.net

Yahoo Sports and Pizza Hut, LLC, today launched Squares Pick’em for the 2018 Big Game. Back by popular demand, the Squares Pick’em game on Yahoo Sports is bigger and better this year, offering 20 lucky football fans a chance to win free pizza from Pizza Hut for a year!

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: DXC Foundation Announces Youth Computer Coding Challenge in 2018 to Inspire Digital Technology Skills in Students  DXC Foundation Announces Youth Computer Coding Challenge in 2018 to Inspire Digital Technology Skills in Students
DXC Foundation Announces Youth Computer Coding Challenge in 2018 to Inspire Digital Technology Skills in Students - on DefenceBriefing.net

To inspire technologists of tomorrow, DXC Foundation will host a global coding competition called “DXC Codes,” and invites children ages 10 to 14 to submit computer program coding projects for a chance to win local prizes and a global championship.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Activbody, Inc. Launches Pilot Program to Make Holiday Season Bright for Children at Ronald McDonald House New York  Activbody, Inc. Launches Pilot Program to Make Holiday Season Bright for Children at Ronald McDonald House New York
Activbody, Inc. Launches Pilot Program to Make Holiday Season Bright for Children at Ronald McDonald House New York - on DefenceBriefing.net

Activbody, Inc., maker of the Activ5 Isometric Data device and apps, today announced a donation of 200 Isometric Data devices to the children of the Ronald McDonald House New York. Just in time for the holidays, the donation from Activbody will help bring smiles and joy to the children as Activ5 delivers a fun and entertaining way for them to stay active at any level of mobility. The donation marks the launch of Activbody’s pilot program for children.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Virtual Reality Moves from the Pocket to the PC and Console While Augmented Reality Prepares for Long-Term Growth, According to IDC  Virtual Reality Moves from the Pocket to the PC and Console While Augmented Reality Prepares for Long-Term Growth, According to IDC
Virtual Reality Moves from the Pocket to the PC and Console While Augmented Reality Prepares for Long-Term Growth, According to IDC - on DefenceBriefing.net

Worldwide proliferation of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets is expected to continue as shipments reach 59.2 million in 2021, up from 9.6 million in 2017, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 01:46 pm
News: IT at home: Texas.gov Repeatedly Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Digital Government Programs  Texas.gov Repeatedly Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Digital Government Programs
Texas.gov Repeatedly Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Digital Government Programs - on DefenceBriefing.net

For the last eight years, Texas.gov – the state’s official website and digital government program – has garnered nationwide recognition for digital government excellence. With 16 more awards in 2017, Texas.gov has received nearly 100 awards for a comprehensive list of accomplishments that are important indicators of the quality of the state’s digital government efforts. Distinctions of note include awards for website and online services’ usability and plain language, comprehensive security and customer service excellence, and well-crafted, effective advertising, marketing, and social media initiatives.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: Global Synthetic Sapphire (Value, Volume) Market 2017-2022: Analysis By End Use Sector, Application, Region - Analysis, Opportunities and Forecasts - Research and Markets  Global Synthetic Sapphire (Value, Volume) Market 2017-2022: Analysis By End Use Sector, Application, Region - Analysis, Opportunities and Forecasts - Research and Markets
Global Synthetic Sapphire (Value, Volume) Market 2017-2022: Analysis By End Use Sector, Application, Region - Analysis, Opportunities and Forecasts - Research and Markets - on DefenceBriefing.net

The "Global Synthetic Sapphire Market (Value, Volume): Analysis By End Use Sector, Application, By Region, By Country: Opportunities and Forecast (2017-2022)" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 12:26 pm
News: IT at home: Navigant Research Names Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC Leading IoT Platform Providers  Navigant Research Names Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC Leading IoT Platform Providers
Navigant Research Names Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC Leading IoT Platform Providers - on DefenceBriefing.net

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 15 Internet of Things (IoT) platform providers, with Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC rated the highest across 10 criteria.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 10:46 am
News: IT at home: Toshiba Introduces New 10,500rpm Enterprise Performance HDD Model Generation  Toshiba Introduces New 10,500rpm Enterprise Performance HDD Model Generation
Toshiba Introduces New 10,500rpm Enterprise Performance HDD Model Generation - on DefenceBriefing.net

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the AL15SE Series HDD, its next generation of 10,500rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission critical servers and storage. The new drive series boasts a 2,400GB1 capacity model – a 33 percent capacity increase over Toshiba’s AL14SE generation and Toshiba’s largest capacity ever for a 10,500rpm HDD.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  19 Dec 2017 - 02:26 am
News: IT at home: CES 2018: Bosch is showing these smart solutions in Las Vegas  CES 2018: Bosch is showing these smart solutions in Las Vegas
CES 2018: Bosch is showing these smart solutions in Las Vegas - on DefenceBriefing.net

At CES 2018, to be held in Las Vegas from January 9 to 12, 2018, Bosch will be demonstrating that the smart, connected city of tomorrow is already a reality. The supplier of technology and services will be presenting innovative solutions and services for urban mobility and a connected working world as well as for smart homes and buildings. You will find Bosch in the Central Hall, Booth #14028.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  18 Dec 2017 - 10:26 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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