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New customers and partners accelerate global reach and adoption of HP's commercial 3D printing solutions to reinvent manufacturing Today at Rapid + TCT, the industry's largest 3D additive manufacturing conference, HP Inc. demonstrated the global momentum of its Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions as it scales its business to meet rising customer demand. This includes the official unveiling of the new HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program, a wide array of installations with manufacturing service bureaus and product design firms in key geographies, and more than a dozen new HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers across the U.S. and Europe. HP also announced the addition of Henkel AG & Co. to its open ecosystem for 3D printing materials and applications. HP's Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution is a production-ready commercial 3D printing system that delivers superior1 quality physical parts up to 10 times2 faster and at half the cost3 of current 3D print systems. "Building on our experience of more than 500,000 Multi Jet Fusion-produced parts, we are now scaling our 3D printing business to the next level. Today we are expanding our solutions availability through new resellers and service bureau partners, opening new experiential facilities for customers and partners, and widening our open 3D printing materials ecosystem," said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. "We are honored that industry-leading companies such as BMW, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Nike and dozens more are looking to the innovations and economics delivered by HP and our partners to help reinvent their businesses for the digital manufacturing revolution." New HP 3D Printing Reseller Program To meet growing international customer demand, HP formally unveiled its new global reseller program -- the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program -- with more than 30 hand-selected, trained and certified partners. Initially focused on North America and Europe, the program enables leading manufacturing solutions providers to rapidly deliver HP's 3D printing technologies to customers and scale up to meet their needs. Certified HP 3D printing reseller partners will bring best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions, as well as value added services such as the enablement of new applications and industry-leading response time and service quality. Partners interested in more information about joining HP's Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program can connect with a local HP team member at https://partner.hp.com/. Service Bureaus and Product Design Houses Showcase New HP Jet Fusion-powered 3D Printing Offerings Service bureaus and product design firms are a hallmark of manufacturing innovation, adopting leading-edge technologies ahead of the industry and delivering breakthrough services to their own end-customers. Leaders such as Fast Radius, Forecast3D, Go Proto, Materialise, ProtoCAM, Proto Labs, Shapeways, Sigma Design and 3D Prod are installing HP 3D printing systems and beginning to deliver production quality HP Jet Fusion 3D printed parts. Building on these successful installations, HP is expanding deployments with leading manufacturing service bureaus and design engineering firms across North America and Europe to enable a new class of on-demand, industrial-grade 3D production parts and services. To connect with an HP Jet Fusion-enabled 3D printing service bureau near you visit www.hp.com/go/3Dcontactus HP Opens New 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers HP, in collaboration with numerous partners, is opening more than a dozen 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers across North America and Europe to enable companies to engage with HP's Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions in production-level scenarios. Testing and qualification of new 3D printing use-cases will be enabled in controlled environments, providing customers a simpler path to advance from prototyping to full scale 3D production. These centers initially include facilities in Allentown, PA; Alpharetta, GA; Carlsbad, CA; Corvallis, OR; Livonia, MI; Louisville, KY; Manchester, CT; Milpitas, CA; Palo Alto, CA; San Diego, CA; and Vancouver, WA in the United States; and Raon-l'Etape, France; Leonberg, Germany; Eindoven, The Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; and Birmingham, United Kingdom. For more information or to schedule a visit to an HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Center please contact www.hp.com/go/3Dcontactus Henkel Joins HP's Open Materials and Applications Platform Henkel joins HP's ecosystem of global materials leaders including Arkema, BASF, Evonik, and Lehmann & Voss, to support HP's Open Platform for 3D printing materials and applications. HP's unique open 3D printing platform model helps expand the availability of new materials and address a broader set of applications, lower materials and development costs, drive speed and performance improvements, and create new possibilities for part properties that address specific industry needs. Henkel, a global supplier of high-performance adhesives used in critical applications such as medical device, electronic device, and transportation vehicle assembly, plans to work with HP in its state-of-art Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon to expand its broad product range. Henkel is focusing development on providing novel powder materials for use with HP Jet Fusion 3D printers. "The partnership between HP and Henkel is backed by strong market leadership, a legacy of innovation, and an aligned commitment to additive manufacturing," said Michael Todd, Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Innovation and New Business Development, Henkel Adhesive Technologies. "With our broad material portfolio and customer base across diverse industries, Henkel is able to champion custom 3D solutions through various functional applications. This, combined with HP's vision for open materials innovation, enables us to develop materials and applications once thought impossible." Learn more about becoming a certified HP Open Materials and Applications Platform partner. About HP HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries ("HP") may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and the delivery of HP's services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP's business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP's Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. 1 Based on dimensional accuracy of ±0.2 mm/0.008 inches, measured after sand blasting. See hp.com/go/3Dmaterials for more info on materials specifications. Based on the following mechanical properties: Tensile strength at 50, Modulus Z 1900, Modulus XY 1900. ASTM standard tests with PA-12 material. 2 Based on internal testing and simulation, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution average printing time is up to 10x faster than FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April 2016. Testing variables: Part Quantity -1 full bucket of parts from HP Jet Fusion 3D at 20% of packing density vs same number of parts on above-mentioned competitive devices; Part size: 30g; Layer thickness: 0.1mm/0.004 inches. Fast Cooling is enabled by HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling, available in 2017. HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling accelerates parts cooling time vs recommended manufacturer time of SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD, as tested in April 2016. FDM not applicable. 3 Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution average printing cost-per-part is half the cost of comparable FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1-2 buckets per day/ 5 days per week over 1 year of 30 grams parts at 10% packing density using the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer.


Certain, the leader in enterprise event automation, today announced that Todd Giuntini has joined the company as Vice President of Sales in response to the increased market demand for event automation that connects buying signals from events with marketing automation and the customer journey. Todd will be critical in accelerating Certain’s already strong momentum, as a key contributor to the company's go-to-market strategy. This past year Certain experienced record growth, claiming three of the four top enterprise software players by market capitalization as customers. Capturing intent data is critical given the charter of Chief Marketing Officers to drive revenue growth. A recent Forrester report suggests CEOs will exit at least 30% of CMOs for not mustering the blended skill set needed to drive digital business transformation, design exceptional personalized experiences, and propel growth. “The demand we’re seeing from marketing organizations who are driving digital transformation at global scale validates our vision that event automation is emerging as the superstar in the marketing technology stack,” said Peter Micciche, CEO of Certain. “Todd has outstanding enterprise sales expertise and I’m thrilled to charge him with accelerating our growth to match the demand marketers are showing to integrate event buying signals and leverage real-time data to drive revenue growth.” “I am excited to join Certain with the opportunity to drive outsized value for marketers who are driving digital transformation for the largest enterprises in the world,” said Todd Giuntini, Vice President of Sales, Certain. “I look forward to helping leading marketers translate event-based buying signals and insights into accelerated sales cycles, revenue growth and stronger customer engagement and relationships.” Based in San Francisco, Todd Giuntini is an accomplished and well-rounded sales executive with a solid track record of delivering results selling enterprise SaaS to marketers. Prior to Certain, Giuntini held sales leadership roles at enterprise social intelligence platform Netbase, where his team won leading brands as customers including HP, T-Mobile, Disney, Visa and Credit Suisse. Before Netbase, Giuntini held sales leadership roles at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, NetSuite and Oracle. Giuntini earned his B.A. in economics at UC Davis. Certain’s event automation approach marks an important evolution from event management because it enables data-driven marketing for events that power the enterprise such as product roadshows, field events, webinars and conferences. Certain Oracle® Eloqua Edition with EventStream™, is the first event automation platform allowing complete, bi-directional integration and real-time marketing from an application within Oracle Eloqua. ### About Certain Certain is the leading enterprise Event Automation solution that helps data-driven marketers and event professionals integrate rich buying signals and attendee insights into omni-channel marketing campaigns to improve sales and marketing results and deliver event ROI. Certain partners with hundreds of companies across tens of thousands of events with millions of attendees. Visit http://www.certain.com for more information.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The boat show will be taking place at the Boca Grande Marina on February 3rd through the 5th. The marina is located at 220 Harbor Drive Boca Grande, Florida 33921. Additionally, $12,500 in rebates are being offered. The dates and hours are listed below. Boat Models On Display Boat buyers will be interested in travelling to The Boca Grande Marina to demo seven 2017 models. Additionally the 2017 344 Cobia will be on display. Here are the boat models available to demo: Freedom 275: This 27 foot dual console ship travels at up to 500 HP with a 184 gallon fuel tank. The bow offers seating along with a 96 quart insulated fish box. The helm and companion seating comes standard, accompanied with a fold away aft bench seat. Canyon 376: This center console measures in at 37 feet in length. With a 390 gallon fuel capacity comes a max horsepower of 1050, along with two 263 quart insulated fish boxes and a 41 gallon live-well. There is also a lockable center cabin that features: the head, a stand up shower, bulk storage, double berth and an entertainment area (60 square feet). Canyon 306: This 30 feet center console comes standard with a lockable cabin with a shower, head, sink and other storage areas. Maxing out at 700 HP, the fuel capacity is about 290 gallons. The bow features two 150 quart insulated fish boxes. The center console comes with a full height, windshield fitted with a t-top and flush mount electronic area. The standard rigging station comes with a freshwater sink and 47 gallon live-well. Freedom 307: This 30 foot dual console maxes out at 700 HP, partnered with a 235 gallon fuel tank. The bow seating area features contains a 150 quart insulated fish box beneath the cushions. At the helm sits an adjustable bench seat and the aft is equipped with a fold away bench seat. A bar comes standard with a stainless steel sink and corian top. Optional features include the choice of a grill or small fridge. Along with bulk storage area comes an extendable port lounge seat. Fisherman 257: Standing at 25 feet in length, this center console features an enclosed and lockable heard area within the console. With a 135 gallon fuel tank comes a max horsepower of 400. A 32 gallon live-well accompanies two 120 quart insulated fish boxes. The swim platform with boarding ladder sits next to the fold away aft bench seat. Freedom 335: Maxing out at 900 HP, this 33 foot dual console has a 293 gallon fuel capacity. The seating is offered on the bow, including an adjustable center table. The port console cabin houses the bed, TV and entertainment system, closet and bulk storage. In addition the starboard cabin consists of the head, sink, shower, with extra storage space. Along with the 32 gallon live-well come 2 additional insulated boxes at 166 quarts and 230 quarts. A bar also comes standard with this model. 251 CE: The only coastal explorer on the list for this show measures in at 25 feet. The max horsepower for this model is 300, coupled with a 78 gallon fuel capacity. Both port and starboard sides come with insulated fish boxes with cushions and folding backrests. On either side of the ship sits 3 vertical rod storage holders. The helm lean bar comes with a removable backrest. A molded forward console seat offers more seating as well. Under the helm lean bar is a removable 72 quart cooler. Cobia 344 CC: The only Cobia boat available for demo at this event is the 34 foot center console. This ship has a maximum horsepower of 900 with a 320 gallon fuel tank. The bow offers an 8 piece seating cushion set, standard. A walk down console offer the head, berth and hidden lockable rod storage. In the cockpit is located two 62 gallon insulated fish boxes. A standard tackle station offers a sink and rigging area. About Ingman Marine Ingman Marine has 5 locations located in the Boca Grande area. The closest boat dealership to the boat show is located in Placida. The other locations are located in Bokeelia (Pine Island), Port Charlotte, Sarasota and a new dealership that opened in North Fort Myers. With over 37 years of experience. Ingman is family-owned and operated. Ingman Marine has gained numerous awards from many of the industry's boat and boat motor dealerships for our outstanding sales accomplishments and customer service standards. They are a 5-Star certified Yamaha Dealer. Ingman Marine works with The Habitat for Humanity, The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and The Charlotte Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).


News Article | February 20, 2017
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This report studies the global Cloud Security Software market, analyzes and researches the Cloud Security Software development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like United States EU Japan China India Southeast Asia Market segment by Application, Cloud Security Software can be split into Global Cloud Security Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022 1 Industry Overview of Cloud Security Software 1.1 Cloud Security Software Market Overview 1.1.1 Cloud Security Software Product Scope 1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 1.2 Global Cloud Security Software Market Size and Analysis by Regions 1.2.1 United States 1.2.2 EU 1.2.3 Japan 1.2.4 China 1.2.5 India 1.2.6 Southeast Asia 1.3 Cloud Security Software Market by End Users/Application 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 2 Global Cloud Security Software Competition Analysis by Players 2.1 Cloud Security Software Market Size (Value) by Players (2015-2016) 2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 2.2.3 New Entrants 2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future 3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 3.1 Symantec 3.1.1 Company Profile 3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.1.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.1.5 Recent Developments 3.2 Trend Micro 3.2.1 Company Profile 3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.2.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.2.5 Recent Developments 3.3 Intel 3.3.1 Company Profile 3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.3.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.3.5 Recent Developments 3.4 CA Technologies 3.4.1 Company Profile 3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.4.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.4.5 Recent Developments 3.5 Fujitsu 3.5.1 Company Profile 3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.5.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.5.5 Recent Developments 3.6 Zscaler 3.6.1 Company Profile 3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.6.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.6.5 Recent Developments 3.7 Panda 3.7.1 Company Profile 3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.7.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.7.5 Recent Developments 3.8 WhiteHat 3.8.1 Company Profile 3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.8.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.8.5 Recent Developments 3.9 CipherCloud 3.9.1 Company Profile 3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.9.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.9.5 Recent Developments 3.10 IBM 3.10.1 Company Profile 3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.10.4 Cloud Security Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.10.5 Recent Developments 3.11 EMC 3.12 Thales 3.13 HP Security Voltage 3.14 PaloAlto 3.15 Skyhigh 3.16 Liaison 3.17 Perspecsys 3.18 Porticor 3.19 Skyhigh 3.20 360 3.21 Rising 3.22 Venustech 3.23 Baidu 4 Global Cloud Security Software Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 4.1 Global Cloud Security Software Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 4.2 Potential Application of Cloud Security Software in Future 4.3 Top Consumer/End Users of Cloud Security Software 5 United States Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 5.1 United States Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 5.2 United States Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 6 EU Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 6.1 EU Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 6.2 EU Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 7 Japan Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 7.1 Japan Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 7.2 Japan Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 8 China Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 8.1 China Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 8.2 China Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 9 India Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 9.1 India Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 9.2 India Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 10 Southeast Asia Cloud Security Software Development Status and Outlook 10.1 Southeast Asia Cloud Security Software Market Size (2012-2017) 10.2 Southeast Asia Cloud Security Software Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 11 Market Forecast by Regions and Application (2017-2022) 11.1 Global Cloud Security Software Market Size (Value) by Regions (2017-2022) 11.1.1 United States Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.1.2 EU Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.1.3 Japan Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.1.4 China Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.1.5 India Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.1.6 Southeast Asia Cloud Security Software Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022) 11.2 Global Cloud Security Software Market Size (Value) by Application (2017-2022) 11.3 The Market Drivers in Future 12 Cloud Security Software Market Dynamics 12.1 Cloud Security Software Market Opportunities 12.2 Cloud Security Software Challenge and Risk 12.2.1 Competition from Opponents 12.2.2 Downside Risks of Economy 12.3 Cloud Security Software Market Constraints and Threat 12.3.1 Threat from Substitute 12.3.2 Government Policy 12.3.3 Technology Risks 12.4 Cloud Security Software Market Driving Force 12.4.1 Growing Demand from Emerging Markets 12.4.2 Potential Application 13 Market Effect Factors Analysis 13.1 Technology Progress/Risk 13.1.1 Substitutes 13.1.2 Technology Progress in Related Industry 13.2 Consumer Needs Trend/Customer Preference 13.3 External Environmental Change 13.3.1 Economic Fluctuations 13.3.2 Other Risk Factors For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Packaging Printing Market by Printing Ink, Printing Technology, Material, Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2026" report to their offering. The report projects that the packaging printing market size will grow from USD 115.13 Billion in 2015 to USD 192.75 Billion by 2026, at an estimated CAGR of 4.9%. The packaging printing market is expected to witness high growth as a result of the growing demand for suitable printing & increasing demand for packaging printing. This report has been segmented on the basis of printing ink, printing technology, material, application, and region. Food & beverages of the application segment is projected to be the fastest-growing in the packaging printing market during the forecast period, as it requires packaging for storage, handling, and transportation of food products & beverages. On the basis of printing inks, the aqueous ink segment is projected to grow at a higher rate in the forecast period due to its low cost, printability on various surfaces, and waterproof features. In terms of value, the flexography printing segment of printing technology is accounted for the largest market share and is projected to grow at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to its ability to print images that are superior in quality and to withstand various climatic conditions. However, the digital printing sector of the printing technology segment constituted a moderate share in the packaging printing market; but is projected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period as it is highly preferred for packaging printing in personal care & cosmetics products, because of aesthetic appeal facility to attract consumers at point-of-sale (POS). In terms of value, the labels of the material segment of packaging type is accounted for the largest market share and is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is due to its application in almost all types of packaging variables. Labels are the mostly used packaging type as they display product information, brand identification symbols, and transportation details during shipping. Under application, the food & beverage sector is projected to grow at a higher rate due to the high demand for food packaging and the growing trend of digital data printing on food packages to communicate the shelf-life, composition, and nutritional value of the product. In 2015, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for a higher share in the total market of packaging printing market, in terms of value, followed by Europe and North America, owing to manufacturers' focus on developing low-cost packaging printing options. However, as the packaging printing market in developed countries is getting matured, the markets in China and India are projected to grow at higher rates from 2016 to 2021. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to register the highest growth during the forecast period due to the region experiencing growing e-retail sales, coupled with a growing convenience packaging in the food industry. High initial capital investments has caused an unfavorable impact on the profitability of the printing industry. The global packaging printing market is dominated by players such as HP Inc. (U.S.), Xerox Corporation (U.S.), Toppan Printing co, Ltd. (Japan), Quad/Graphics Inc. (U.S.), Mondi plc (South Africa), i.e. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S.), and Kodak Co. (U.S.). These players adopted various strategies such as new product launches, acquisitions, agreements & partnerships, and expansions to cater to the needs of the packaging printing market. 1 Introduction 2 Research Methodology 3 Executive Summary 4 Premium Insights 5 Market Overview 6 Packaging Printing Market, By Printing Technology 7 Packaging Printing Market, By Material 8 Packaging Printing Market, By Application 9 Packaging Printing Market, By Printing Ink 10 Packaging Printing Market, By Region 11 Competitive Landscape 12 Company Profiles For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mc3mbc/packaging


News Article | February 27, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvest Partners SCF, LP (“HP SCF”), the non-control private equity strategy of Harvest Partners, LP, announced today the hiring of Chris Peyser. Chris Peyser has joined HP SCF as a Senior Associate on the investment team. Chris will evaluate, structure, execute and monitor portfolio investments. He was most recently at Kelso & Company. Jay Hegenbart, Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager - HP SCF, commented, “We have great confidence in Chris’s abilities and are very pleased that he has joined our team. We look forward to his contributions to our investment program.” Prior to joining HP SCF, Chris was a Senior Associate at Kelso & Company, where he focused on leveraged buyout transactions. Chris began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Chris has an A.B. in Politics, with a Certificate in Political Economy, from Princeton University. Harvest Partners SCF is a non-control private equity investor. HP SCF was founded in 2014 and is led by an experienced team of investment professionals who have, collectively, more than 50 years of private equity investment experience. For business owners and entrepreneurs that need equity capital, HP SCF can provide flexible equity solutions and all of the resources and expertise of a private equity firm. Unlike traditional private equity, HP SCF allows entrepreneurs to retain control of their business in a structure that allows HP SCF to exit without forcing a future sale of the company. HP SCF is actively seeking new investment opportunities. HP SCF targets investments in the middle market with the following characteristics: To date, HP SCF has completed nine structured equity investments totaling approximately $263 million. These include: GPM Investments, Roland Foods, OTG Management, Dental Care Alliance, LAZ Karp Partners, Arctic Glacier Holdings, Packers Holdings, Athletico Physical Therapy and AxelaCare Holdings. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. This does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase an interest in any current or future HP SCF fund.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Global Big Data market is projected to reach $118.52 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 26.0% during the forecast period 2014 to 2022. Hasty growth in consumer data, superior information security, enhanced business efficiencies are some of the key factors fueling the market growth. However, lack of skilled workers is inhibiting the growth of big data market. Demand of data warehousing and advanced analytics among applications of big data creates ample of opportunities for the vendors in this market. Big data has been significant in the Business to Consumer (B2C) field for several years now. Big players such as Netflix and Amazon have used customer retargeting and predictive algorithms with big data to great success. At present, B2B companies are recognizing that big data marketing could work with their business models as well, helping them gain precise insight into their customer's needs and wants. The Big Data services and software segments are expected to be the fastest growing markets. Some of the key players in big data market are IBM, SAS, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Amazon Web Services and Accenture. Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK o Spain • Asia Pacific o Japan o China o India o Australia o New Zealand o Rest of Asia • Rest of the World o Latin America o Middle East o Africa o Others What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 8 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments - Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements 9 Global Big Data Market, By Geography 9.1 North America 9.1.1 US 9.1.2 Canada 9.2 Europe 9.2.1 Germany 9.2.2 France 9.2.3 Italy 9.2.4 UK 9.2.5 Spain 9.3 Asia Pacific 9.3.1 Japan 9.3.2 China 9.3.3 India 9.3.4 Australia 9.3.5 Newzealand 9.3.6 Rest of Asia 9.4 Rest of the World 9.4.1 Latin America 9.4.2 Middle East 9.4.3 Africa 9.4.4 Others For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/231315-big-data-market-outlook-global-trends-forecast-and-opportunity-assessment-2014-2022


News Article | February 15, 2017
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2016 Revenue Growth of 20% Year-Over-Year; Q4 Growth of 18% Year-Over-Year; 2016 GAAP EPS of $0.50; Q4 of $0.15; 2016 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.86; Q4 of $0.23 REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2017) - Qualys, Inc. ( : QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. For the quarter, the Company reported revenues of $52.2 million, GAAP net income of $5.9 million, non-GAAP net income of $8.8 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $18.5 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.15 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.23. For the full year ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported revenues of $197.9 million, GAAP net income of $19.2 million, non-GAAP net income of $32.8 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $68.0 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.50 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.86. "Fourth quarter 2016 was a solid finish to our strong fiscal year during which we increased revenues by 20%, maintained industry-leading margins, and deployed 2 million paid Cloud Agents. Throughout 2016, we continued to expand our cloud platform capabilities with new offerings and strategic partnerships that make us more strategic to customers, positioning Qualys for continued profitable growth," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. "The security industry is seeing a rapid transformation from legacy point products to integrated and automated capabilities that seamlessly work together as a platform. As a pioneer and innovator in this shift, customers worldwide are turning to the Qualys Cloud Platform to enable their digital transformation; this was most recently reflected in an IDC report, which showed that Qualys has taken the #1 market-share position over IBM and HP in the $1.6 billion WorldWide Vulnerability Assessment Market with 70% of Forbes Global 50 and 68% of Fortune 50 now standardized on Qualys." Revenues: Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 18% to $52.2 million compared to $44.4 million for the same quarter in 2015. Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 14% to $40.5 million compared to $35.4 million for the same quarter in 2015. GAAP gross margin percentage was 78% for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 80% in the prior year's fourth quarter. Non-GAAP gross profit increased by 15% to $41.1 million compared to $35.7 million in the same quarter in 2015. Non-GAAP gross margin percentage was 79% for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 80% in the fourth quarter of 2015. Operating Income: GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $8.8 million compared to $7.7 million in the same quarter in 2015. Non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $13.8 million compared to $12.5 million in the same quarter in 2015. Net Income: GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $5.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to $5.4 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2015. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $8.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 12% to $18.5 million compared to $16.4 million for the same quarter in 2015. As a percentage of revenues, Adjusted EBITDA was 35% for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 37% for the fourth quarter of 2015. Revenues: Revenues for 2016 increased by 20% to $197.9 million compared to $164.3 million for 2015. Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for 2016 increased by 19% to $155.5 million compared to $130.4 million for 2015. GAAP gross margin percentage was 79% for 2016 compared to 79% for 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit increased by 19% to $157.3 million for 2016 compared to $131.6 million for 2015. Non-GAAP gross margin percentage was 79% for 2016 compared to 80% for 2015. Operating Income: GAAP operating income for 2016 was $30.1 million compared to $24.8 million for 2015. Non-GAAP operating income for 2016 was $51.0 million compared to $42.3 million for 2015. Net Income: GAAP net income for 2016 was $19.2 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to $15.9 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, for 2015. Non-GAAP net income for 2016 was $32.8 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $26.7 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for 2015. Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) for 2016 increased by 20% to $68.0 million compared to $56.7 million for 2015. As a percentage of revenues, Adjusted EBITDA was 34% for 2016 compared to 34% for 2015. First Quarter 2017 Guidance: Management expects revenues to be in the range of $52.0 million to $53.0 million, 12% to 15% growth over first quarter 2016 or estimated 16% to 18% growth normalized for the impact of FX and the MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) contract. GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.38 to $0.41, which assumes an effective income tax rate of (145%). Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.17 to $0.19, which assumes an effective non-GAAP income tax rate of 36%. First quarter 2017 EPS estimates are based on approximately 39.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the quarter. Full Year 2017 Guidance: Management expects revenues to be in the range of $224 million to $228 million, 13% to 15% growth over the full year 2016 or estimated 16% to 18% growth normalized for the impact of FX and the MSSP contract. GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $1.00 to $1.06 which assumes an effective income tax rate of (30%). Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.81 to $0.86, which assumes an effective non-GAAP income tax rate of 36%. Full year 2017 EPS estimates are based on approximately 39.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Qualys will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. To access the conference call, dial (877) 881-2609 in the U.S. or +1 (970) 315-0463 for international participants with conference ID # 50052119. The live webcast of Qualys' earnings conference call can also be accessed at http://investor.qualys.com/events.cfm. A replay of the conference call will be available through the same webcast link following the end of the call. Qualys, Inc. ( : QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers, excluding security consulting firms, in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HPE, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). For more information, please visit www.qualys.com. Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements related to: the growth of our business, including renewals and market share gains, adoption of our existing solutions and our new offerings to both existing and new customers; the capabilities of our platform; the expansion of our certifications and partnerships and the related benefits of such certifications and partnerships; our strategy and our business model, the scalability of our strategy, and ability to execute such strategy; our guidance for revenues, GAAP EPS and non-GAAP EPS for the first quarter and full year 2017, and our expectations for the number of weighted average diluted shares outstanding and effective income tax rate for the first quarter and full year 2017. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include our ability to continue to develop platform capabilities and solutions; the ability of our platform and solutions to perform as intended; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing solutions and new solutions; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in our products or services; our ability to retain existing customers and generate new customers; the budgeting cycles, seasonal buying patterns and length of our sales cycle; our ability to manage costs as we increase our customer base and the number of our platform solutions; the market for cloud solutions for IT security and compliance not increasing at the rate we expect; competition from other products and services; fluctuations in currency exchange rates, unexpected fluctuations in our effective tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, our ability to effectively manage our rapid growth and our ability to anticipate future market needs and opportunities; any unanticipated accounting charges; and general market, political, economic and business conditions in the United States as well as globally. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2016. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Qualys as of the date hereof, and Qualys disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Qualys monitors operating measures of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP net income per diluted share. In computing these non-GAAP financial measures, Qualys excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense and non-recurring expenses. Qualys also monitors Adjusted EBITDA (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, other (income) expense, net and non-recurring expenses) and free cash flow (defined as cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment, and capitalized software development costs). Estimated impact of the MSSP contract signed in Feb 2016 refers to the difference between the estimated revenue recognized under the new terms in the MSSP contract and the estimated revenue that would have been recognized without the MSSP contract, assuming an appropriate renewal rate. The percentage impact is the net benefit, only in the contract year in which it occurred. Qualys believes that these non-GAAP operating metrics help illustrate underlying trends in its business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the income or expenses, as well as the related tax effects, that are excluded in non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per diluted share and Adjusted EBITDA. Furthermore, Qualys uses these operating measures to establish budgets and operational goals for managing its business and evaluating its performance. Qualys monitors free cash flow as a liquidity measure to provide useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the Company that, after the acquisition of property and equipment and capitalized software development costs, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in its business, making strategic acquisitions and strengthening the balance sheet. Qualys also believes that non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow provide additional tools for investors to use in comparing its recurring core business operating results over multiple periods with other companies in its industry. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 excludes approximately $0.7 million of non-recurring expenses related to the remittance of payroll taxes from year 2013 through May 2016. During this same period, the Company has not excluded amounts related to other non-recurring items from non-GAAP net income per diluted share because the Company has considered such amounts to be immaterial in any given quarter during such period. We have not reconciled non-GAAP net income per diluted share guidance to GAAP net income per diluted share because we do not provide guidance on the various reconciling cash and non-cash items between GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income (i.e., stock-based compensation and non-recurring expenses). The actual dollar amount of reconciling items in the first quarter and full year 2017 is likely to have a significant impact on the Company's GAAP net income per diluted share in the first quarter and full year 2017, respectively. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP net income per diluted share guidance to the corresponding GAAP net income per diluted share is not available without unreasonable effort. In order to provide a more complete picture of recurring core operating business results, the Company's non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share include tax adjustments required to achieve the effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis, which could differ from the GAAP effective tax rate. The Company believes the non-GAAP effective tax rate, which is 36% in 2017, is a reasonable estimate under its global operating structure. The Company intends to re-evaluate the non-GAAP effective tax rate on an annual basis. However, it may adjust this rate during the year to take into account events or trends that it believes materially impact the estimated annual rate. The non-GAAP effective tax rate could be subject to change for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in geographic mix of revenues and expenses and other significant events. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial statements contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating its business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.


Each year, technology advances faster and programs require greater specifications to run properly. Luckily for consumers with different needs, tech companies have made producing more powerful gadgets packed with amazing hardware a top priority — and 2016 is no exception. Tech Times has listed down some of the best laptops released in 2016 for (almost) every need. Just to clarify, Tech Times is looking mostly at high school or college students who are not required to do heavy editing or programming tasks. Basically, the laptop in this category offers basic functionality and can be considered quite affordable for basic day-to-day tasks. Students can choose between the HP Chromebook 14 or HP Pavilion x2, which both have a retail price of under $250. The differences between the two models are the size of the unit and Operating System (OS) the student would be using to accomplish their tasks. The 14-inch HP Chromebook 14 runs on 6th generation Intel Celeron with Intel HD Graphics, has a 2 GB to 4 GB RAM, and 16 GB to 32 GB eMMC internal storage. Since it is a Chromebook, it runs on the Chome OS, which means one should not expect to run the usual software because it uses Google Chrome Applications instead. The downside is that internet connection is a definite must in order to run those apps, so if the student is not always connected, it is better for the student to just choose the Pavilion x2. The 10.1-inch HP Pavilion x2 runs on Intel Atom Z8300 with Intel HD Graphics, has a 2 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC internal storage, and operates on Windows 10. Again, it is quite a basic device but it gets the job done, especially if all the user needs is a device that will enable them to research, take notes, write papers, create presentations, and watch some videos. Professionals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses require a little more from their computers to keep up with their tasks, but they do not need expensive powerhouses that could bankrupt the business before it even opens or hits the ground running. This is where the Leonovo Thinkpad 13 comes in. The Thinkpad 13 comes equipped with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U CPU with 4 GB RAM that is upgradeable to 16 GB, Windows 10 Pro OS, and 128 GB hard drive capacity. It is very durable and sells for less than $600 so a startup won't have to shell out too much. Alienware is definitely popular for its gaming laptops so it is no surprise that it released the best one in 2016. For gaming, Tech Times chose the Alienware 13 R3 despite its less than ideal battery life. Now here is the best bit: the technical specifications. Alienware 13 R3 is equipped with the 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with a 16 GB RAM that is upgradable to 32 GB, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060/Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU and a video memory of 6GB, a 512GB PCIe SSD Hard Drive, and a Windows 10 Home OS. Don't forget about its 13.3-inch OLED Display producing clear, crisp, gorgeous graphics. As a bonus, the Alienware 13 is VR-ready and already supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. Alienware 13 has a retail price of over $1,100 but if the gamer in you wants a small, VR-ready device, this is a great choice. This is just a quick sweep of the laptops out in 2016 for specific needs. Take a look at Part 2, which lists down winners in their respective categories. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Donald Trump's obsession with tearing up NAFTA, bringing back jobs, deporting millions of undocumented immigrants and making Mexico pay for his infamous wall has inspired much fear and uncertainty south of the border, causing the peso to plummet to record lows. Tens of thousands of Mexicans marched across the country on Sunday to show they will not be bullied, but also to castigate their own president, Enrique Peña Nieto, whose approval ratings have slipped to 12 percent partly because of his meek response to Trump's threats. In Mexico's burgeoning tech sector, however, concern is offset by recognition of an opportunity to build a more self-sufficient scene and capitalize on Trump's rejection of foreign talent. Long famed as the birthplace of tequila and mariachi music, the western state of Jalisco is now known as "Mexico's Silicon Valley" due to the proliferation of local and multinational tech firms clustered around the state capital Guadalajara. Last week, Jalisco governor Aristóteles Sandoval ran a bold full-page ad in Politico magazine offering to work with any American tech firms affected by Trump's policies, while providing opportunities for their 85,000 foreign workers "with no discrimination of origin, religion or legal status." "If the United States shuts the door on people with visas and skills then of course we'll open the doors to them here in Mexico, where there's no barriers for talent," Sandoval said in an interview with Motherboard on Monday before flying to California for talks with local officials and dozens of major tech companies and startups. Tech giants like IBM, HP, Oracle and Intel all have operations in Jalisco and there remains a risk that they could be adversely affected by Trump's protectionist policies. "Of course they're worried," Sandoval said, "but they're waiting to see what decisions President Trump takes and which reforms will be passed before taking any decisions." To offset any additional risk, Sandoval added that Jalisco offers investment incentives like subsidized infrastructure and training programs, college grants, use of government facilities at competitive prices and state payroll tax breaks, alongside other federal government incentives. Ironically, the Trump-induced decline of the peso could also make Mexico more attractive to foreign investors. Another effect of Trump's aggressive stance is that some Mexicans have begun prioritizing locally made products while boycotting American businesses like Walmart, Starbucks and McDonalds. The backlash against Uber that led CEO Travis Kalanick to resign from his role on Trump's business advisory council also went viral in Mexico. This has created opportunities for local alternatives like CityDrive, a startup founded in Guadalajara in 2013 that now operates in five Mexican cities. CityDrive CEO Luis Petersen told Motherboard the Uber controversy coincided with his firm's launch in Mexico City, helping them to gain greater publicity in the local press and a spike in downloads across the country. "With all the risks the Trump administration could bring us, one positive aspect is that for the first time we're seeing a serious movement focused on consuming local products," Petersen said. "This can be a commercial advantage for Mexican businesses. If we come out of this with the habit of consuming local products then I think we'll come out of it stronger."  Andy Kieffer, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded the Agave Lab accelerator and venture fund after moving to Guadalajara in 2008, also believes Mexico can benefit by looking inwards and using technology to make its antiquated industries more efficient instead of trying to compete in America's saturated startup market. "Mexico's tech sector is manically and unnaturally focused on being relevant in the United States while completely ignoring the immense opportunity that's here. There are huge, billion-dollar industries that are still operating 20 years behind the times, so in some senses I'm wondering whether this might be a great wakeup call for Mexico," Kieffer told Motherboard. "Look at banking, transportation and logistics, we're still operating like it's 1973 here. Why not look around you and fix the problems that you know intimately and you're living with?" he added. "This is a great opportunity to focus inwards and apply our technology here."

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