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News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"Procera has grown rapidly and they are helping to shape the virtualization space through its packet intelligence and digital decisioning work with telecom and network operators around the world. I am looking forward to supporting the leadership team's initiative in growing to the next level," said Vince Molinaro. Commenting on the appointment, Lyn Cantor, CEO at Procera Networks, said: "Vince is a terrific addition to the board. He has built a track record of driving growth and delivering customer value on a global scale. Vince also brings a wealth of hands-on experience in a number of operational areas and will be very helpful in guiding us on how to continue to lead the market with our virtual and cloud initiatives." Procera's subscriber and network intelligence technology has become the preferred choice for tier one and tier two fixed, mobile, and Wi-Fi operators around the world. From giving operators the tools to tackle encryption to managing content filtering, enforcing parental restrictions and helping meet regulatory requirements, Procera is giving back the network visibility and control that has otherwise been lost in recent years. Procera Networks is a leading provider of virtualized Network Intelligence enablement platforms for Communications Providers, Enterprises and Governments. The continued development of its award-winning ScoreCard and eVolution technologies, in addition to the benefits its solutions hold for network operators around data insights, traffic management, and policy control, means Procera is capable of meeting the ever-changing needs of service providers both today and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter @ProceraNetworks. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vince-molinaro-joins-procera-networks-board-of-directors-300451272.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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The RestcommONE Marketplace offers participating service providers a new business opportunity by providing in demand real-time applications and solutions that are certified and integrated into the RestcommONE Platform. This new CPaaS-enabled computing paradigm blends traditional telecommunications with new enterprise applications to create and deliver real-time communications business solutions that scale. Today, through the RestcommONE Marketplace, service providers can select SMS-enabled business applications to offer a full choice of rich communications products and services to their existing business customers. Because the service provider becomes their own CPaaS, they benefit from increased margins and keep all traffic on their network. The initial large opportunity for service providers is to SMS enable all of the phone numbers on their network to provide SMS-based products and services. In addition to the available SMS-enabled applications, RestcommONE's industry leading APIs and robust visual design tool help service providers create revenue generating applications in hours and days.  Telestax is quickly adding real-time voice and video-enabled applications to the Marketplace to offer rich WebRTC applications. "The business models of the current CPaaS players can often be at odds with their service provider partners. Further, as their customers become successful, the costs associated with moving messages, voice and video traffic through these CPaaS platforms can often scale disproportionately," said Michael Brandenburg of Frost and Sullivan. "The Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace offers a creative revenue sharing business model that provides high value to business customers while increasing revenue opportunities for application vendors and service providers alike." MetTel, Lumin, Ipitimi, Network Intelligence and TeleHealth are among those who are working with Telestax and excited about the prospects the RestcommONE Marketplace offers. "We are excited to enhance our preeminent communications solutions with RestcommONE's industry leading real-time communications technology," said Ed Fox, Vice President of Network Services for MetTel. "As our business customers continue to look to us for over-the-top (OTT) SMS communications, apps and interactions with their end users fueled by artificial Intelligence and other bots, we look to the Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace to enable rapid deployment of these services." "We jumped on the SMS/texting movement early by reinventing the success of our popular call center, around SMS. It helps us reach entirely new audiences like the national teen bullying hotline. Teens prefer texting to talking anyway and as a result more victims are willing to reach out. Now we have moved our SMS-enabled call center application to the RestcommONE Marketplace. The process was painless and the opportunity for Service Providers to become distribution partners is incredible," said Greg Nielsen, CEO of IPitimi. "Our Marketplace is enabling service providers around the world to quickly offer their own branded CPaaS offering, along with high-value SMS-enabled business applications. It is in the cloud and on par with other CPaaS players. Within a month our service provider partners can be on level playing ground with other CPaaS players in the market and shortly after they can offer their business customers new products and services," said Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder and CEO of Telestax. Telestax is quickly becoming the catalyst for bringing real-time communications into the mainstream. Our RestcommONE platform is scalable, highly available and is the only WebRTC platform that supports cloud, on premise and hybrid deployment configurations. RestcommONE is fast becoming the platform of choice for rapidly building enterprise class real-time messaging, voice and video applications. RestcommONE Marketplace connects these new Omnichannel applications with RestcommONE CPaaS-enabled (Communications Platform as a Service) service providers and increases the revenue opportunity for both. The RestcommONE Marketplace is generating a positive disruption in the real-time communications market by changing the way organizations acquire and utilize their business software. Telestax is a privately held global company with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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"NFV interoperability is a critical aspect of moving NFV from the lab into deployment," said Alexander Haväng, CTO for Procera Networks. "Procera's participation in this testing demonstrates our commitment to accelerating the movement to deployable NFV solutions for network operators, and multi-vendor MANO testing is critical to moving large-scale NFV demplyments forward." The testing included 7 vendors, with 4 NFVi platforms, 3 MANO platforms, and 4 VNFs participating in the testing. The test results are available in the test report available at http://www.eantc.de/fileadmin/eantc/downloads/News/2017/EANTC-NIA_BCE2017-WhitePaper-FINAL.pdf The New IP Agency (NIA) (www.newipagency.com) is a not-for-profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks. EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.com Procera Networks is a leading provider of virtualized Network Intelligence enablement platforms for Communications Providers, Enterprises and Governments. The continued development of its award-winning ScoreCard and eVolution technologies, in addition to the benefits its solutions hold for network operators around data insights, traffic management, and policy control, means Procera is capable of meeting the ever-changing needs of service providers both today and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter @ProceraNetworks. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/procera-networks-participates-in-nia-and-eantc-testing-event-for-bce-2017-300459144.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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Today, through the RestcommONE Marketplace, service providers can select SMS-enabled business applications to offer a full choice of rich communications products and services to their existing business customers. Because the service provider becomes their own CPaaS, they benefit from increased margins and keep all traffic on their network. The initial large opportunity for service providers is to SMS enable all of the phone numbers on their network to provide SMS-based products and services. In addition to the available SMS-enabled applications, RestcommONE's industry leading APIs and robust visual design tool help service providers create revenue generating applications in hours and days.  Telestax is quickly adding real-time voice and video-enabled applications to the Marketplace to offer rich WebRTC applications. "The business models of the current CPaaS players can often be at odds with their service provider partners. Further, as their customers become successful, the costs associated with moving messages, voice and video traffic through these CPaaS platforms can often scale disproportionately," said Michael Brandenburg of Frost and Sullivan. "The Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace offers a creative revenue sharing business model that provides high value to business customers while increasing revenue opportunities for application vendors and service providers alike." MetTel, Lumin, Ipitimi, Network Intelligence and TeleHealth are among those who are working with Telestax and excited about the prospects the RestcommONE Marketplace offers. "We are excited to enhance our preeminent communications solutions with RestcommONE's industry leading real-time communications technology," said Ed Fox, Vice President of Network Services for MetTel. "As our business customers continue to look to us for over-the-top (OTT) SMS communications, apps and interactions with their end users fueled by artificial Intelligence and other bots, we look to the Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace to enable rapid deployment of these services." "We jumped on the SMS/texting movement early by reinventing the success of our popular call center, around SMS. It helps us reach entirely new audiences like the national teen bullying hotline. Teens prefer texting to talking anyway and as a result more victims are willing to reach out. Now we have moved our SMS-enabled call center application to the RestcommONE Marketplace. The process was painless and the opportunity for Service Providers to become distribution partners is incredible," said Greg Nielsen, CEO of IPitimi. "Our Marketplace is enabling service providers around the world to quickly offer their own branded CPaaS offering, along with high-value SMS-enabled business applications. It is in the cloud and on par with other CPaaS players. Within a month our service provider partners can be on level playing ground with other CPaaS players in the market and shortly after they can offer their business customers new products and services," said Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder and CEO of Telestax. Telestax is quickly becoming the catalyst for bringing real-time communications into the mainstream. Our RestcommONE platform is scalable, highly available and is the only WebRTC platform that supports cloud, on premise and hybrid deployment configurations. RestcommONE is fast becoming the platform of choice for rapidly building enterprise class real-time messaging, voice and video applications. RestcommONE Marketplace connects these new Omnichannel applications with RestcommONE CPaaS-enabled (Communications Platform as a Service) service providers and increases the revenue opportunity for both. The RestcommONE Marketplace is generating a positive disruption in the real-time communications market by changing the way organizations acquire and utilize their business software. Telestax is a privately held global company with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/telestax-launches-the-restcommone-marketplace-300460824.html


New agreement brings intelligent, insightful solutions to North American channel partners, providing customers with secure and manageable networks TARRYTOWN, NY and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - Infoblox, Inc. a network management and control vendor, has made its award-winning network infrastructure protection solutions available to Westcon-Comstor in order to strengthen its reach with channel partners across North America. The addition of Infoblox's core network services (including DNS, DHCP and IP address management offerings) and secure DNS solutions to Westcon-Comstor's Security Solutions Practice enables solution providers to offer more complete network management and control solutions while increasing their reputation as trusted business and IT partners for their customers' network infrastructure. As more customers embrace digital transformation, the value of integrated DNS and DHCP management with IPAM functionality, becomes critical for solution providers to offer. Infoblox delivers actionable network intelligence to enterprise, government and service provider customers, empowering those organizations to control and secure networks from the core, further increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements. Recognized for its deep security expertise and world-class solutions portfolio, Westcon-Comstor's Security Solutions Practice helps vendor partners and solution providers create and identify opportunities, providing the right tools and programs to effectively capture additional, profitable business. "Westcon-Comstor recognizes that protecting clients' information and reputations is critically important for our customers. Our Security Solutions Practice enhances solution providers' core capabilities by identifying and bringing in best-in-class technology partners like Infoblox. Adding automated core network services across the data center, virtualized environments and the cloud opens up new opportunities for solution providers to be successful," said Carol Giles Neslund, vice president and general manager of the Westcon-Comstor Security Practice. Delivering More Secure Network Control, Management The Westcon-Comstor Security Solutions Practice supports the Infoblox Channel IP Program, dedicated to providing the tools and resources solution providers need to drive mobility, virtualization and cloud, IPv6, security/compliance and IPAM for Microsoft. Through an expansive global network, decades of channel experience, and an innovative physical and digital distribution model, the Westcon-Comstor Security Solutions Practice team tailors solutions to help channel partners capture more revenue. "As a leader in the security solutions distribution space, Westcon-Comstor has the channel-centric focus and flexible, collaborative approach to help attract and enable Infoblox partners and accelerate our partner sales," said Chris Jones, vice president, worldwide partner organization at Infoblox. "Infoblox delivers unique security capabilities to protect DNS which in partnership with Westcon-Comstor provides a complimentary portfolio enabling partners to improve their customers' security posture." About Infoblox Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) provides control and security from the core -- empowering thousands of organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience. About Westcon-Comstor Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. The company is transforming the technology supply chain through its capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Westcon-Comstor delivers results together through its deep partner relationships. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) as the Company announced on February 28, 2017, that it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Transaction details were not shared. This was the Company's third deal in a flurry of recent acquisitions. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Verisk Analytics' competitors within the Business Services space, FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), reported on February 08, 2017, financial results for its Q4 and year ended December 31, 2016. AWS will be initiating a research report on FLEETCOR Technologies in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on VRSK; touching on FLT. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: Founded in 2012, ENI provides UK domestic insurers with technological innovations that enable them to process claims more efficiently and to detect fraud. ENI's core products have led to drastic reductions in claims cycle time and have enabled insurers to discover suspicious claims by accessing a fraud detection and investigation system that analyses both structured and unstructured data. Verisk stated that with the acquisition of ENI, Verisk's clients in the UK can take advantage of technologically advanced tools that allow them to improve motor claims workflow and reduce their costs and exposure to fraud. "ENI has demonstrated a commitment to helping insurers meet the challenges of making substantive reductions in claims cycle time and detecting fraud," said Mark Anquillare, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Analytics. On February 27, 2017, Verisk Analytics announced that it will acquire Fintellix, a Bangalore-based data solutions company specializing in the development of data management platforms and regulatory reporting solutions for financial institutions. Fintellix will become part of Verisk's Argus business. Founded in 2006, Fintellix enables agility in risk and regulatory reporting practices in enterprise banks and lowered cost of compliance. Fintellix provides analytics, risk, and compliance solutions for the banking sector. It offers a banking data management infrastructure for data management and processing, content management and administration, and content and collaboration. The Company also offers products such as Fintellix Compliance, which provides regulatory reporting; Fintellix Risk; and Fintellix Analytics. In addition, the Company provides information management services, such as strategy consulting, architecture consulting, design and development, and managed services. "Fintellix and its advanced data management platform, along with its regulatory reporting expertise, will be a valuable addition to both Argus and Verisk Analytics," added Scott Stephenson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Verisk Analytics. The transaction is subject to the completion of customary closing conditions. On February 16, 2017, Verisk Analytics announced the acquisition of Healix Risk Rating, a leader in automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance industry for an undisclosed amount. Healix Risk Rating, a subsidiary of Healix International Holdings Limited, will be integrated in Verisk's ISO business, a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk for more than 45 years. Healix Risk Rating is located in Surrey, United Kingdom. It was founded in 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Healix International Holdings Limited. The acquisition will further expand Verisk's risk assessment offerings for the global insurance industry, providing solutions that are embedded with customer workflows and can help underwrite medical coverage for travelers with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency. "Healix Risk Rating and its unique underwriting tools will be a valuable addition to Verisk Analytics as we develop new ways to innovate with our customers around the world," said Mark Anquillare. At the close of trading session on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Verisk Analytics' stock price fell 1.04% to end the day at $82.92. A total volume of 863.09 thousand shares were exchanged during the session, which was above the 3-month average volume of 669.30 thousand shares. The Company's share price has gained 13.84% in the past twelve months and 2.16% on a YTD basis. The stock currently has a market cap of $13.70 billion. Furthermore, shares of the company have a PE ratio of 31.44. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. One department produces non-sponsored analyst certified content generally in the form of press releases, articles and reports covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and the other produces sponsored content (in most cases not reviewed by a registered analyst), which typically consists of compensated investment newsletters, articles and reports covering listed stocks and micro-caps. Such sponsored content is outside the scope of procedures detailed below. AWS has not been compensated; directly or indirectly; for producing or publishing this document. 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Additionally, AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer do not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice. This document is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned or discussed, and is to be used for informational purposes only. Please read all associated disclosures and disclaimers in full before investing. Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/. For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) as the Company announced on February 28, 2017, that it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Transaction details were not shared. This was the Company's third deal in a flurry of recent acquisitions. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Verisk Analytics' competitors within the Business Services space, FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), reported on February 08, 2017, financial results for its Q4 and year ended December 31, 2016. AWS will be initiating a research report on FLEETCOR Technologies in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on VRSK; touching on FLT. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: Founded in 2012, ENI provides UK domestic insurers with technological innovations that enable them to process claims more efficiently and to detect fraud. ENI's core products have led to drastic reductions in claims cycle time and have enabled insurers to discover suspicious claims by accessing a fraud detection and investigation system that analyses both structured and unstructured data. Verisk stated that with the acquisition of ENI, Verisk's clients in the UK can take advantage of technologically advanced tools that allow them to improve motor claims workflow and reduce their costs and exposure to fraud. "ENI has demonstrated a commitment to helping insurers meet the challenges of making substantive reductions in claims cycle time and detecting fraud," said Mark Anquillare, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Analytics. On February 27, 2017, Verisk Analytics announced that it will acquire Fintellix, a Bangalore-based data solutions company specializing in the development of data management platforms and regulatory reporting solutions for financial institutions. Fintellix will become part of Verisk's Argus business. Founded in 2006, Fintellix enables agility in risk and regulatory reporting practices in enterprise banks and lowered cost of compliance. Fintellix provides analytics, risk, and compliance solutions for the banking sector. It offers a banking data management infrastructure for data management and processing, content management and administration, and content and collaboration. The Company also offers products such as Fintellix Compliance, which provides regulatory reporting; Fintellix Risk; and Fintellix Analytics. In addition, the Company provides information management services, such as strategy consulting, architecture consulting, design and development, and managed services. "Fintellix and its advanced data management platform, along with its regulatory reporting expertise, will be a valuable addition to both Argus and Verisk Analytics," added Scott Stephenson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Verisk Analytics. The transaction is subject to the completion of customary closing conditions. On February 16, 2017, Verisk Analytics announced the acquisition of Healix Risk Rating, a leader in automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance industry for an undisclosed amount. Healix Risk Rating, a subsidiary of Healix International Holdings Limited, will be integrated in Verisk's ISO business, a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk for more than 45 years. Healix Risk Rating is located in Surrey, United Kingdom. It was founded in 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Healix International Holdings Limited. The acquisition will further expand Verisk's risk assessment offerings for the global insurance industry, providing solutions that are embedded with customer workflows and can help underwrite medical coverage for travelers with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency. "Healix Risk Rating and its unique underwriting tools will be a valuable addition to Verisk Analytics as we develop new ways to innovate with our customers around the world," said Mark Anquillare. At the close of trading session on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Verisk Analytics' stock price fell 1.04% to end the day at $82.92. A total volume of 863.09 thousand shares were exchanged during the session, which was above the 3-month average volume of 669.30 thousand shares. The Company's share price has gained 13.84% in the past twelve months and 2.16% on a YTD basis. The stock currently has a market cap of $13.70 billion. Furthermore, shares of the company have a PE ratio of 31.44. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. One department produces non-sponsored analyst certified content generally in the form of press releases, articles and reports covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and the other produces sponsored content (in most cases not reviewed by a registered analyst), which typically consists of compensated investment newsletters, articles and reports covering listed stocks and micro-caps. Such sponsored content is outside the scope of procedures detailed below. AWS has not been compensated; directly or indirectly; for producing or publishing this document. The non-sponsored content contained herein has been prepared by a writer (the "Author") and is fact checked and reviewed by a third party research service company (the "Reviewer") represented by a credentialed financial analyst, for further information on analyst credentials, please email info@activewallst.com. Rohit Tuli, a CFA® charterholder (the "Sponsor"), provides necessary guidance in preparing the document templates. The Reviewer has reviewed and revised the content, as necessary, based on publicly available information which is believed to be reliable. Content is researched, written and reviewed on a reasonable-effort basis. The Reviewer has not performed any independent investigations or forensic audits to validate the information herein. The Reviewer has only independently reviewed the information provided by the Author according to the procedures outlined by AWS. AWS is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the third-party research service company to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be. Unless otherwise noted, any content outside of this document has no association with the Author or the Reviewer in any way. AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer are not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer expressly disclaim any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Additionally, AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer do not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice. This document is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned or discussed, and is to be used for informational purposes only. Please read all associated disclosures and disclaimers in full before investing. 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Chen W.-N.,Network Intelligence | Zhang J.,Sun Yat Sen University
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering | Year: 2013

Research into developing effective computer aided techniques for planning software projects is important and challenging for software engineering. Different from projects in other fields, software projects are people-intensive activities and their related resources are mainly human resources. Thus, an adequate model for software project planning has to deal with not only the problem of project task scheduling but also the problem of human resource allocation. But as both of these two problems are difficult, existing models either suffer from a very large search space or have to restrict the flexibility of human resource allocation to simplify the model. To develop a flexible and effective model for software project planning, this paper develops a novel approach with an event-based scheduler (EBS) and an ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm. The proposed approach represents a plan by a task list and a planned employee allocation matrix. In this way, both the issues of task scheduling and employee allocation can be taken into account. In the EBS, the beginning time of the project, the time when resources are released from finished tasks, and the time when employees join or leave the project are regarded as events. The basic idea of the EBS is to adjust the allocation of employees at events and keep the allocation unchanged at nonevents. With this strategy, the proposed method enables the modeling of resource conflict and task preemption and preserves the flexibility in human resource allocation. To solve the planning problem, an ACO algorithm is further designed. Experimental results on 83 instances demonstrate that the proposed method is very promising. © 2013 IEEE.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Company Achieves Over 100% Bookings Growth as Cloud Adoption Drives Need for Network Intelligence SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2017) - ThousandEyes, the Network Intelligence company that delivers visibility into every network, today shared results that reveal strong growth in bookings in both domestic and international markets, and continued expansion of product capabilities, locations and executive team leadership. Enterprises' increasing reliance on the Internet as a primary foundation of business fueled 100% year-over-year growth in bookings in both domestic and international markets and drove the addition of marquee customers across financial services, retail and leading technology companies. As cloud adoption reaches new heights, the Internet has become the new corporate backbone, rendering traditional network monitoring approaches increasingly ineffective. Traditional monitoring approaches rely on traffic capture, and provide a narrow view of the network, highlighting problems when it's too late. ThousandEyes enables organizations to gain an immediate understanding of experience from every user to every cloud application as well as providing critical insights for strategically planning and migrating services to the cloud over time. "With the surge in cloud adoption, we've seen a rapid growth in enterprises turning to ThousandEyes to categorically understand experience from every user to every application," said Mohit Lad, ThousandEyes CEO and co-founder. "ThousandEyes has innovated an approach based on an unmatched distribution of smart agents across the Internet, enterprise, all the way to the end user. ThousandEyes gathers and analyzes the massive volumes of 'Network Intelligence' data from these vantage points, enabling organizations to solve even the most obscure performance problems in minutes. By using ThousandEyes in the planning and testing phases of cloud adoption, customers can also strategically identify and fix underlying problems before production deployment of the application -- something not possible before." Recent Gartner reports have noted the adoption of cloud and SaaS services crossing an inflection point with their role in the daily operations of businesses. One report predicts that "By 2021, more than half of global enterprises already using cloud today will adopt an all-in cloud strategy" (Gartner Inc., Predicts 2017: Cloud Computing Enters Its Second Decade, David Mitchell Smith, et al., December 2, 2016). ThousandEyes recorded over 100% year-over-year bookings growth in both domestic and international markets, adding 18 Fortune 500 customers, and now counts five of the top five SaaS companies and four of the top six US Banks as customers. This includes a doubling of customers in the technology, financial services and media and gaming verticals as well as continued expansion into the healthcare and manufacturing verticals. Notable customers include 1-800-Contacts, Qualys, Collective Health, Comcast Corp., TBWA Worldwide, Wageworks, Luminex, DHI Group Inc., Craigslist, Creative Artists Agency, Conde Nast Publications Inc., Quantcast, Pitney Bowes, Cloudflare, Hi-Rez Studios, Shutterfly, Ellie Mae, and lululemon. In order to meet the growing demand for Network Intelligence and meet the needs of an expanding base of customers, ThousandEyes has expanded business operations, including a new sales office in Austin, TX, a second engineering office in London, as well as continuing to double the team in the San Francisco headquarters. ThousandEyes, also made several notable executive appointments to help lead teams and areas that are strategic for long term growth. These executives include Victoria Abeling, director of corporate sales, Prabha Krishna, vice president of people operations, and Ashwin Kedia, vice president of business development. ThousandEyes held ThousandEyes Connect events in San Francisco and New York City, featuring presentations from leading companies, such as AIM Speciality Health, Cisco, Hi-Rez Studios, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Quantcast, RichRelevance, ServiceNow, Unilever, Verisign and Zendesk. ThousandEyes Connect is a live event where network engineers and web performance practitioners share their experiences tackling tough performance challenges. "The launch of Endpoint Agent, easier deployments of Enterprise Agents, and the continued expansion of our Cloud Agent locations has enabled us to build a truly unique global dataset that consolidates performance measurements and metadata from thousands of distinct vantage points from all across the Internet, into the enterprise, and to the endpoint," said Ricardo Oliveira, ThousandEyes CTO and co-founder. "This enables us to innovate in really profound and interesting ways, such as delivering Internet Outage Detection as part of our vision for Collective Intelligence. The ability to provide actionable insights into complex Internet-centric networks has made ThousandEyes a necessary ingredient for the modern enterprise, and we look forward to continuing to deliver on our vision for Network Intelligence." Industry Recognition In the past year, ThousandEyes earned recognition and accolades from industry press and analyst firms. A Gartner report mentioned ThousandEyes as a representative vendor for Collective Intelligence Benchmarking (Gartner Inc., Innovation Insight for Collective Intelligence Benchmarking, Vivek Bhalla and Will Cappelli, September 26, 2016). Analyst firm IDC included ThousandEyes as an "IDC Innovator for Cloud-Managed Network Monitoring" within the enterprise network management market. CRN included ThousandEyes on its 2016 list of top "Emerging Vendors" in July. And in a December article, Business Insider counted ThousandEyes as one of "51 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2017." ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, enabling them to optimize and improve application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments. Leading companies such as Equinix, ServiceNow and Twitter, as well as eBay and other members of the Fortune 500, use ThousandEyes to improve performance and availability of their business-critical applications. ThousandEyes is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), and has headquarters in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit https://www.thousandeyes.com or follow us on Twitter at @ThousandEyes.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. With the acquisition of ENI, Verisk's clients in the U.K. can take advantage of technologically advanced tools that allow them to improve motor claims workflow and reduce their costs and exposure to fraud. "ENI has demonstrated a commitment to helping insurers meet the challenges of making substantive reductions in claims cycle time and detecting fraud," said Mark Anquillare, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verisk Analytics. "Their innovative solutions are valuable additions to our existing claims offerings. These include an advanced vehicle inspection system that triages total losses and can predict repairs and an analytic solution that can identify potential fraud by evaluating data from multiple sources." "We're excited to join the Verisk Analytics family of businesses," said Christopher Campbell, director of ENI. "We look forward to adding our offerings to complement Verisk's comprehensive suite of solutions." About ENI Founded in 2012, ENI provides U.K. domestic insurers with technological innovations that enable them to process claims more efficiently and to detect fraud. ENI's core products have led to drastic reductions in claims cycle time and have enabled insurers to discover suspicious claims by accessing a fraud detection and investigation system that analyzes both structured and unstructured data. For more information about ENI, please visit www.emergent-intel.com. About Verisk Analytics Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields. Around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk Analytics operates in 27 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500(R) Index. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World's Most Innovative Companies list and to its America's Best Large Employers list. Verisk is one of only 14 companies to appear on both lists. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com. Contacts: Investor Relations David Cohen Director, Investor Relations and Strategic Finance Verisk Analytics, Inc. +1-201-469-2174 Media Rich Tauberman MWW Group (for Verisk Analytics) +1-202-600-4546 ### This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Verisk Analytics Inc. via Globenewswire


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Acquisition extends Verisk's claims solutions within United Kingdom JERSEY CITY, N.J., February 28, 2017 - Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. With the acquisition of ENI, Verisk's clients in the U.K. can take advantage of technologically advanced tools that allow them to improve motor claims workflow and reduce their costs and exposure to fraud. "ENI has demonstrated a commitment to helping insurers meet the challenges of making substantive reductions in claims cycle time and detecting fraud," said Mark Anquillare, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verisk Analytics. "Their innovative solutions are valuable additions to our existing claims offerings. These include an advanced vehicle inspection system that triages total losses and can predict repairs and an analytic solution that can identify potential fraud by evaluating data from multiple sources." "We're excited to join the Verisk Analytics family of businesses," said Christopher Campbell, director of ENI. "We look forward to adding our offerings to complement Verisk's comprehensive suite of solutions." About ENI Founded in 2012, ENI provides U.K. domestic insurers with technological innovations that enable them to process claims more efficiently and to detect fraud. ENI's core products have led to drastic reductions in claims cycle time and have enabled insurers to discover suspicious claims by accessing a fraud detection and investigation system that analyzes both structured and unstructured data. For more information about ENI, please visit www.emergent-intel.com. About Verisk Analytics  Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields. Around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk Analytics operates in 27 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500® Index. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World's Most Innovative Companies list and to its America's Best Large Employers list. Verisk is one of only 14 companies to appear on both lists. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com.

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