Platinum Technology Inc. was founded by Andrew Filipowski in 1987 to market and support deployment of database management software products and the applications enabled by database management technology and to render related services. Over its 12 year history, it was known for its acquisition of other companies, having bought more than 50 companies between 1994 and 1999 and growing to become the eighth largest global software company with revenue of a billion dollars per year. Acquisitions included Altai, Inc. , AutoSystems Corporation, Brownstone Solutions, ICON Computing, Intervista Software, Locus Computing Corporation, LBMS , Logic Works , Protosoft, RELTECH Group, Memco Software, Softool, SQL TOOLS, Inc., Trinzic, Viatech and VREAM . The company was a member of the UML Partners consortium. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 15, 2017
CY 2016 was a year of tremendous growth, innovation, and recognition as revenues soar 80% for intelligent search leader SAN MATEO, CA, and QUEBEC, QC--(Marketwired - February 14, 2017) - Coveo, a recognized leader in AI-powered search and predictive analytics, has confirmed yet another exceptional quarter and calendar year ended December 31, 2016. In 2016, Coveo grew GAAP revenues by more than 80% as compared to CY2015. As consumer landscape changes, people continue to demand better online experiences from the brands they engage with. Whether they are partners, customers or employees, all constituents have come to expect relevant and contextual information, the moment they need it. This is changing the way companies are doing business, greatly benefiting Coveo. As a result, Coveo experienced massive team growth in 2016, adding 100 employees, to reach a total of 300 employees worldwide. This doubles the number of hires completed in 2015. As part of its expansion, Coveo opened a fourth international office in the heart of the Innovation District in Montreal. The Montreal division aims to fill 50 new, high-value jobs in the next eighteen months; 25 of which have already been filled. Coveo's impressive growth expanded far beyond headcount. The company continued to soar in the high-tech vertical and grew its presence in adjacent industries. Coveo successfully anticipated the shift in consumer behavior and, through the power of its rich analytics and machine learning capabilities, succeeded in improving the user experience for its clients' customers, partners and employees alike--while reducing the effort required to do so. This resulted in significant business impact, including tripling case deflection for its intelligent customer support customers, improving 'no results' queries by 75%, improving the time on site by 50%, decreasing visitor abandonment rates and improving employee productivity. Coveo was recognized for its industry leadership in 2016; the company was once again listed among the 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management, by KM World, was named to the 2016 CRM Watchlist for the sixth consecutive year, and won a number of awards for its intelligent customer support and self-service solutions as well as earning Employer of the Year, from The Stevie® Awards. Reflecting on the company's rapid growth, Coveo CEO Louis Tetu said, "As demand increases for intelligence everywhere and we continue to scale our operations, it is critical that we keep our amazing culture and work ethic. The passion that we share, the collaboration that we cultivate, and the integrity with which we conduct business both internally and towards the marketplace, along with the great diversity of our employees, are the sources of our innovation and success with customers. This we must never forget." Coveo inked a strategic partnership with Avanade, the leading innovator on the Microsoft platform, in June 2016. The partnership further extends and enables enterprises to deliver the most innovative, intelligent digital experiences to customers and employees with agility and scale. With Coveo Intelligent Search Applications, Avanade can easily unify and personalize information from across multiple sources - including Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, or ERP systems - to improve digital experiences; drive a higher number of website conversions; increase the occurrence of customer self-service; and ensure more proficient employees. Highlights of this important partnership include both a partnership in selling new clients as well as the inclusion of Coveo in certain Avanade managed services offerings: Coveo now has more than 40 leading system integrator (SI) partners in the Digital CX area and more than a dozen leading partners in the Salesforce ecosystem. According to Coveo CMO Mark Floisand, "Just as Coveo technology enables the entire IT ecosystem, so Coveo's strategy is to enable the broader SI and Alliance ecosystem, enterprise developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to use its technology to inject intelligent insights, everywhere." Coveo AI, launched in 2015 was expanded to all Coveo applications in 2016. Coveo AI is the industry's first analytics and machine learning intelligent search and relevance service. Throughout 2016 the Coveo product team simplified its configuration so that everyone can be a data scientist. This important launch brought the first instance of machine learning applied to deep behavioral analytics -- out of the box -- to easily and constantly learn what is pertinent based on context and intent, and automatically tune relevance to always surface the most relevant information, every time and everywhere. Coveo AI has proven powerful at tuning relevance to proactively and automatically recommend relevant insights from everywhere. Customers using Coveo AI moved beyond the first level of search maturity -- becoming more responsive to every question -- to giving customers and employees proactive and predictive recommendations. Predictive information recommends what the individual doesn't even know they need, but will find important. In 2016 the Coveo product team began to issue PaaS offerings, which will expand throughout 2017 and beyond. The first instance, a new Developer Service for AI-powered Relevance and Analytics, was announced at the Salesforce Dreamforce event in October 2016. Named Coveo Express for Salesforce, the service makes it easy for Independent Software Developers (ISVs), Systems Integrators (SIs) and in-house enterprise developers (DevOps), to harness the power of Coveo inside their own Salesforce applications. Any developer can then build the solution of their choice, upon Coveo -- including Coveo Machine Learning, Coveo Analytics, Coveo APIs, Coveo User Interface toolkits and Coveo developer documentation. During 2016 Coveo customer Adobe launch in-app search with Coveo, within Adobe Photoshop, bringing easy access to highly relevant information to all Adobe Photoshop users. Adobe also deployed Coveo AI to ensure a stellar customer experience. In April 2016, Coveo launched Coveo for Sitecore Pro Cloud Edition including Coveo AI, providing cloud-based intelligent site search for Sitecore websites and system integrators to automatically deliver the best information and recommendations to every site visitor, every time. Coveo in 2016 also enabled a simple, secure and scalable approach to advanced cloud capabilities even for companies with valuable data and information on-premise: The Coveo Push API with elastic scalability and optimal security, combined with new advances in Coveo AI, to provide predictive product and content recommendations. This launch makes possible predictive recommendations for everyone, every time and everywhere, regardless of where the data resides, in any system, on premise and cloud-based. In the near future that will also include machine data. Throughout 2016 Coveo received a number of prestigious awards and industry recognition for its leadership, innovation and for being a great place to work. Recognized as the Most Visionary Leader in Enterprise Search and as a leader in Big Data Search and Knowledge Discovery, Coveo helps companies transform their business by engaging their prospects, customers and partners, and upskilling their employees, with the most relevant information and recommendations. A Sitecore Platinum Technology Partner and a Salesforce Gold ISV Partner, Coveo removes complexity and improves proficiency and engagement. Powered by artificial intelligence, unified search, rich analytics, and machine learning, Coveo drives more relevant and effortless experiences by providing contextual information and predictive insights from across all cloud and on-premises systems. From website intelligence and self-service applications to intelligent contact centers and intranets, Coveo partners with some of the world's largest enterprise technology players and currently has more than 1,500 activations in mid-to-large sized global organizations across multiple industries, such as Johnson & Johnson, Adobe, VMWare, L'Oreal, GoPro, KeyBank and 3i. For more information, visit www.coveo.com and follow our blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.
Zheng T.,Platinum Technology |
He J.,Platinum Technology |
Zhao Y.,Platinum Technology |
Zhao Y.,Kunming Institute of Precious Metals |
Xia W.,Platinum Technology
Journal of Rare Earths | Year: 2014
Precious metal-support interaction plays an important role in thermal stability and catalytic performance of the automotive exhaust catalysts. The support is not only a carrier for active compounds in catalysts but also can improve the dispersion of precious metals and suppress the sintering of precious metals at high temperature; meanwhile, noble metals can also enhance the redox performance and oxygen storage capacity of support. The mechanism of metal-support interactions mainly includes electronic interaction, formation of alloy and inward diffusion of metal into the support or covered by support. The form and degree of precious metal-support interaction depend on many factors, including the content of precious metal, the species of support and metal, and preparation methods. The research results about strong metal-support interaction (SMSI) gave a theory support for developing a kind of new catalyst with excellent performance. This paper reviewed the interaction phenomenon and mechanism of precious metals (Pt, Pd, Rh) and support such as Al 2O3, CeO2, and CeO2-based oxides in automotive exhaust catalysts. The factors that affect SMSI and the catalysts developed by SMSI were also discussed. © 2014 The Chinese Society of Rare Earths.
Lai T.,South China University of Technology |
Huang P.,South China University of Technology |
Cai Y.,Platinum Technology
Journal of Adhesion | Year: 2016
The effect of reducing adhesion force by coating with a metal-containing diamond-like carbon (DLC) film has been studied by recording force-displacement curves with an atomic force microscope. A flat tip, a spherical tip, and some sharp tips were applied to mimic the different contact geometries. The results show that both under ambient conditions and in dry nitrogen, the DLC film can effectively reduce the adhesion force for different contact geometries. The reduction of the adhesion force was attributed to the decrease of the surface free energy and the increase of the contact angle for water. The reduction ratio of adhesion is closely related to contact geometry, the roughness of DLC film, material characteristics paired with DLC film and the environment. These factors are mutually coupled to determine the final reduction ratio. Under both conditions, the DLC film also plays a role in reducing the wear and tear when measuring the adhesion forces. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Platinum Technology | Date: 2014-12-09
The present disclosure illustrates a composition of a visible light and infrared light transmitting optical colored glass. The chalcogenide semiconductor compound Cu_(2)ZnSnS_(4 )or Cu_(2)ZnSnSe_(4 )is added in the silicate glass system composition, to adjust color and the optical property of the glass. The glass made of this composition has a characteristic of the visible light and infrared light transmitting in a wavelength of range 400 nm to 1200 nm.
Platinum Technology | Date: 2010-03-10
Platinum Technology | Date: 2013-03-20
Computer peripheral devices; cabinets for loudspeakers; horns for loudspeakers; acoustic couplers; overtime reverberation ware, namely, sound reverberation units; loudspeakers; headphones; personal stereos.
News Article | February 25, 2017
News Article | March 24, 2005
Quest Software has agreed to pay US$16 million plus additional royalties to Computer Associates to settle a lawsuit CA filed in 2002 that accused Quest of illegally using CA source code. The deal also resolves Quest counter-claims challenging the validity of some CA copyrights. In its initial complaint, CA alleged that Quest employees who once worked for Platinum Technology International (which CA bought in 1999) shared with their new employer Platinum source code and knowledge of its software designs. In July 2004, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a preliminary injunction barring Quest from selling its Quest Central for DB2 software, although the company was allowed to continue maintenance and support to existing users. In a recent regulatory filing, Quest estimated that Quest Central for DB2 accounted for about 3 percent of its revenue in the first half of 2004. Today's deal with CA allows Quest to resume selling Quest Central for DB2. Under the settlement's terms, neither Quest nor CA admitted wrongdoing. Quest General Counsel Michael Vaughn said his company is pleased to resume selling its software and to leave behind the distraction and expense of litigation.
News Article | June 9, 2015
FileThis, a paperless pioneer in the Bay Area named by TIME Magazine as one of the “50 Best Web Services of 2014,” today announced that it has appointed Gary Zuckerman as Vice President of Business Development. A software industry veteran with extensive experience building successful sales and distribution channels worldwide, Zuckerman will lead FileThis’ strategic expansion as a “Documents-as-a-Service” platform, providing startups and software companies with a seamless back-end for cloud-based document and meta-data delivery. “Demand for our document delivery services is continuing to grow, with major software companies and startups alike already integrating FileThis on the back-end, including Inlet and Bench,” said Brian Berson, CEO and co-founder of FileThis. “Gary Zuckerman has a proven track record of taking innovative technologies to new heights of sales and distribution. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team to drive continued growth for this important strategic initiative.” Zuckerman brings 20 years of experience in accelerating growth for software companies through strategic alliances, international distribution channels, and global sales strategies, including early leadership positions at Trinzic Corporation and Platinum Technology. As VP of Platinum Solutions, Zuckerman created an integrated sales and consulting business unit that delivered automated underwriting solutions to large insurance carriers. During his tenure, the business grew to $40 million with a 50 percent increase in license revenue and a 100 percent increase in consulting margins. As VP of Business Development & International Channels at Xythos, he created OEM and international distribution channels, which accelerated the growth of the company and facilitated a successful exit strategy. Following Xythos’ acquisition by Blackboard, Zuckerman led the sales and channel organization for the Xythos business unit and was appointed VP of Blackboard Japan. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Everest North America, where he worked with Blueriq, a Dutch startup firm, to introduce the Blueriq case management platform to the US market. “It’s exciting to take on this role at such a critical point in FileThis’ growth trajectory,” said Zuckerman. “I look forward to working together with such a dynamic management team to help shape the next chapter in the company’s future.” Zuckerman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. About FileThis Inc: FileThis helps consumers, small businesses, and tax and bookkeeping professionals to go paperless, eliminates paper waste and increases productivity by automating time-consuming tasks such as document fetching, filing, and finding. FileThis for Consumers is an award-winning cloud and mobile service that helps consumers stay on top of their personal accounts, statements, bills, and other paperwork. FileThis for Professional Services lets tax and bookkeeping professionals utilize cloud technology to connect with their clients in new ways. FileThis Documents-as-a-Service is a platform for document and metadata delivery.