ESI Technologies brings together its Cybersecurity Services & Solutions portfolio under one group, Virtual Guardian

Virtual Guardian will support [customers] in identifying, protecting and responding to the ever changing threat landscape.”

— Greg Rokos

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ESI Technologies is proud to announce the regrouping of its portfolio of cybersecurity services and solutions under the Virtual Guardian brand, which has been known and respected for over 15 years. Virtual Guardian illustrates our focus on providing a clear and effective 360 degree protection. Our technical experts and professional services team work in tandem with our 24/7 SOC operated by seasoned cybersecurity specialists. The launch of the new Virtual Guardian website illustrates our commitment to align client business requirements with the current security challenges organizations are facing as they transform further digitally.

At ESI, we recognize that IT environment’s growing complexity can no longer be protected only with perimeter based security controls. "Security teams in Canada are dealing with ‘alert overload’ as organizations expand threat monitoring to add intelligence sources like threat intelligence, NetFlow data, endpoint telemetry and more. 48% of Canadian IT decision makers indicate that they struggle to even investigate all the highest priority events", says Yogesh Shivhare, lead cybersecurity analyst at IDC Canada. Skills shortage is an ongoing concern for many organizations.

“While cybersecurity should be at the core of every organization’s concerns, most companies are looking for the expertise of a Managed Security Service Provider to help them address the challenges brought by the evolving business landscape that has taken a new toll with the increase of remote work, addition of endpoints and global requirements that accelerate time to market”, said Greg Rokos, CEO of ESI Technologies. “Customers are looking for a trusted contributor that can provide them with all the security services and solutions under one roof, while leveraging the knowledge of our professional services teams to improve their organization’s security posture and the global awareness of their workforce. Virtual Guardian will support them in identifying, protecting and responding to the ever changing threat landscape.” According to IDC, 57% of Canadian IT decision makers indicate that their security services provider delivers and maintains a much better security posture for their organization than they could on their own.

About Virtual Guardian
Virtual Guardian provides cybersecurity solutions, services and products to organizations ensuring digital assets and systems are protected against internal and external threats. Virtual Guardian is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESI Technologies with over 100 highly responsive and experienced professionals with a range of capabilities as a one-stop-shop cybersecurity organization. www.virtualguardian.ca

About ESI Technologies
ESI Technologies facilitates business agility and innovation by providing solutions to integrate, connect, manage and protect their data for a tangible competitive advantage in a constantly evolving market. By combining its technological expertise in IT modernization and digital resilience with its extensive understanding of business challenges, ESI supports the digital transformation of North American organizations. Based in Montréal, ESI also has offices in Québec City, Toronto and in the United States through its subsidiary Civatree. www.esitechnologies.com

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ESI Tech rassemble son portefeuille de services et de solutions en cybersécurité sous un seul groupe, Gardien Virtuel

Virtual Guardian aidera les clients à identifier, protéger et répondre au monde des menaces en constante évolution.”

— Greg Rokos

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ESI Technologies est fière d'annoncer le regroupement de son portefeuille de services et de solutions de cybersécurité sous la marque Gardien Virtuel, connue et respectée depuis plus de 15 ans. Gardien Virtuel illustre notre volonté de fournir une protection claire et efficace à 360 degrés. Nos experts techniques et notre équipe de services professionnels travaillent en tandem avec notre SOC fonctionnant 24 heures sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7 et géré par des spécialistes chevronnés de la cybersécurité. Le lancement du nouveau site Web Gardien Virtuel illustre notre engagement à aligner les exigences commerciales des clients sur les défis actuels en matière de sécurité auxquels les organisations sont confrontées dans le cadre de leur transformation numérique.
Chez ESI, nous reconnaissons que la complexité croissante de l'environnement informatique ne peut plus être protégée uniquement par des contrôles de sécurité basés sur le périmètre. « Les équipes de sécurité au Canada font face à une ‘surcharge d'alertes’ alors que les organisations étendent la surveillance des menaces pour ajouter des sources d'information comme les renseignements sur les menaces, les données NetFlow, la télémétrie des points d'extrémité et plus encore. 48 % des décideurs canadiens en matière de TI indiquent qu'ils ont du mal à enquêter sur tous les événements les plus prioritaires », affirme Yogesh Shivhare, analyste principal en cybersécurité chez IDC Canada. La pénurie de compétences est une préoccupation constante pour de nombreuses organisations.

« Alors que la cybersécurité devrait être au cœur des préoccupations de chaque organisation, la plupart des entreprises recherchent l'expertise d’un fournisseur de services gérés en sécurité pour les aider à relever les défis posés par l'évolution de l’environnement d’affaires qui a changé avec l'augmentation du travail à distance, l'ajout de points d’extrémité et les exigences mondiales qui accélèrent le temps de mise en marché », a déclaré Greg Rokos, président d’ESI Technologies. « Les clients recherchent un partenaire de confiance capable de leur fournir tous les services et solutions de sécurité sous un même toit, tout en tirant parti des connaissances de nos équipes de services professionnels pour améliorer la posture de sécurité de leur organisation et la sensibilisation globale de leur personnel. Gardien Virtuel les aidera à identifier, protéger et réagir au monde des menaces en constante évolution. » Selon IDC, 57 % des décideurs canadiens en matière de TI indiquent que leur fournisseur de services de sécurité offre et maintient une bien meilleure posture de sécurité pour leur organisation qu'ils ne pourraient le faire eux-mêmes.

À propos de Gardien Virtuel
Gardien Virtuel fournit des solutions, des services et des produits de cybersécurité aux organisations en veillant à ce que les actifs et systèmes numériques soient protégés contre les menaces internes et externes. Gardien Virtuel est une filiale à part entière d’ESI Technologies. Elle compte plus de 100 professionnels expérimentés, dotés d’un large éventail de capacités, et constitue une société de cybersécurité offrant un guichet unique. www.gardienvirtuel.ca

À propos d’ESI Technologies
ESI Technologies favorise l’agilité et l’innovation des entreprises en proposant des solutions afin d’intégrer, de connecter, de gérer et de protéger leurs données pour en dégager un avantage concurrentiel tangible dans un marché en constante évolution. En combinant son expertise technologique en modernisation des TI et résilience numérique avec sa grande compréhension des enjeux d’affaires, ESI soutient la transformation numérique des organisations en Amérique du Nord. Établie à Montréal, ESI possède également des bureaux à Québec, à Toronto et aux États-Unis par l’entremise de sa filiale Civatree. www.esitechnologies.com

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Taft-Hartley Benefits Firm Joins The Wagner Law Group

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Marcia Wagner, founder and Managing DIrector of The Wagner Law Group

Jason Kotlyarov, Jennifer Germaine, Kate Prenatt

Taft-Hartley Benefits Firm Joins The Wagner Law Group

We are delighted that Jason, Jennifer and Kate are joining our firm. Their combined vast multiemployer fund experience will serve as a tremendous asset to our firm’s continued growth in that realm.”

— Marcia S. Wagner, Founder and Managing Partner

BOSTON, MA, USA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Marcia Wagner, the Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group, widely recognized as the country’s top ERISA and employee benefits law firm, has announced the opening of an Iowa office with the acquisition of Germaine Law Firm, PLLC. The acquisition includes the addition of attorney Jason Kotlyarov, who will be joining the firm as an associate, attorney Jennifer Germaine, who will be joining the firm as a consultant, and Paralegal Kate Prenatt. “We are delighted that Jason, Jennifer and Kate are joining our firm. Their combined vast experience in the area of multiemployer funds will serve as a tremendous asset to our firm’s continued growth in that realm,” says Ms. Wagner.

Mr. Kotlyarov focuses his practice on representation of training funds for construction trades as well as other jointly managed multiemployer ("Taft-Hartley") funds, including defined benefit, defined contribution and health and welfare funds. He provides comprehensive representation for multiemployer plans, including review and preparation of standards and policies, compliance with regulations and requirements issued by the Department of Labor, plan design and drafting, litigation in federal and state courts, and compliance with state law as well as ERISA, HIPAA, the Internal Revenue Code and other relevant federal law.

Additionally, Mr. Kotlyarov specializes in privacy and cybersecurity law. He drafts policies and procedures to ensure that his clients are in compliance with the rapidly changing state and federal requirements, and are prepared for breaches and events such as accidents or natural disasters. Mr. Kotlyarov also advises clients on best practices for meeting cybersecurity-related fiduciary responsibilities. He earned an LL.M in taxation, a J.D. and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of Missouri.

Ms. Germaine advises apprenticeship programs across the nation on handling risks and identifying hidden opportunities. She is respected as a thought leader on apprenticeship programs through her speaking, writing and founding of the podcast, Talking Training with the Trades. Her practice focuses primarily on multiemployer, Taft-Hartley benefit plans, including advising boards of trustees of collectively bargained multiemployer health and welfare plans, retirement plans (defined contribution and pension plans) and apprenticeship programs with respect to plan design, compliance, participant communications, and litigation. Ms. Germaine received her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and has an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Also joining the firm is Paralegal Kate Prenatt. Ms. Prenatt has an excellent understanding of the complexities of multiemployer Taft-Hartley benefit plans, as well as trade-union apprenticeship matters. Her 17 years of experience working as an office manager for a labor union make her uniquely suited to working with Taft-Hartley benefit plans.

The Wagner Law Group’s attorneys have been working with Taft-Hartley benefit plans since 1979, either as Fund Counsel, Independent Fiduciary, or in regulatory practice working within the Department of Labor and the PBGC. With the addition of Mr. Kotlyarov, Ms. Germaine and Ms. Prenatt, the firm has again shown its commitment to the longevity and growth of these jointly administered, collectively bargained plans that cover millions of workers across the country. The firm has great depth of knowledge in the laws and regulations governing Taft-Hartley plans, including the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and their numerous complex updates in addition to the relevant provisions of the Social Security Act (including the Medicare provisions), securities and bankruptcy law, and the Taft-Hartley Act itself. The firm’s attorneys have advised a wide variety of union-affiliated pension (defined benefit and defined contribution), welfare, disability, vacation and apprenticeship plans on compliance, administration, and general advice in support of the boards of trustees. Its services include plan drafting and amendment, litigation, collections, and ongoing advice for daily operations, fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, reporting and disclosure, delinquency claims, and withdrawal liability, and related arbitration or litigation, including appeals. The Wagner Law Group also provides counsel on the numerous issues that present during the course of plan administration and management, such as pension funding issues, plan design, service provider contracts, investment matters, tax qualification, plan mergers and dissolution, etc.

The Wagner Law Group:

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Wagner Law Group continues to be dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence and thought leadership, and is considered to be the nation’s preeminent ERISA and employee benefits law firm. With 42 attorneys in 12 offices, it provides unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities nationwide and in several foreign countries. The firm’s attorneys combine many years of experience in their fields of practice and include those who are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been named to prestigious Super Lawyers lists for 2021. The Wagner Law Group is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits, is certified as a woman-owned and operated business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and is listed among the largest woman-owned businesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.

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Rellevate Names Kim McCreven As Its Chief Revenue Officer

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Seasoned Payments Executive joins Rellevate

STAMFORD, CT, USA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rellevate, Inc., a fintech company dedicated to empowering consumers through leading-edge digital banking and payment services announces a new addition to their Executive Management Team effective today.

“We are excited to announce that Kim McCreven is joining Rellevate as its Chief Revenue Officer. Kim joins Rellevate with 30 years of deep and diverse payments experience. She will be a great asset to the team, building out sales and business development functions to scale and grow all aspects of Rellevate revenue” said Stewart A. Stockdale, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Rellevate, Inc.

Prior to joining the Rellevate team, Kim was most recently the General Manager, Sales and Operations
North America for Planet Payment. She developed a holistic strategy and direction for North America, including regional product requirements and go-to-market execution that focused on sales to acquire new lodging, full-service dining, QSR, and unattended parking customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Kim previously held a leadership position at US Bank / Elavon as SVP, Integrated Payments Partner Management, as well as spending over 20 years with First Data Corp (now FiServ) in various business units, focusing on Sales and Relationship Management, Product Management and Business Development.

“I am eager to join a team of experienced banking and payment services leaders, focused on improving the lives of the American Worker with a compelling Financial Wellness Benefit, during a time of significant disruption in this country’s workplace environment” said Kim McCreven, CRO of Rellevate.

Rellevate’s state-of-the-art digital platform strengthens organizations and their workforces, at no charge to employers. The Rellevate Digital Account features Pay Any-Day, which enables employers to offer employees secure and affordable advances to earned wages, any time before their scheduled pay day. Other features of the Rellevate Digital Account include Bill Pay, Send Money and Visa® Debit Card. There are no monthly subscription fees, no credit checks, and no minimum balance requirements.

About Rellevate
Rellevate, Inc. is a digital fintech company dedicated to empowering consumers through innovative financial and payment services that allow them to access, move and use their money-anytime. The company’s suite of financial services, offered primarily via employers, include the Pay Any-Day Product, a Digital Account with a Visa Debit Card, Pay Any-Day, Bill Pay, & Send Money, and also Gift / Incentive Cards. For more information on Rellevate and for companies interested in offering Rellevate’s digital financial services to their employees, visit rellevate.com or contact Rellevate at info@rellevate.com.

The Rellevate Visa® Debit Card is issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Rellevate facilitates banking services through Sutton Bank, Member FDIC.

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SideDrawer Welcomes BCV Asset Management Inc. to Secure, Document Management Platform

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BCV Asset Management Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SideDrawer is pleased to welcome BCV Asset Management Inc. (“BCV”) to its secure, document management platform. BCV will leverage SideDrawer for client statement deliveries, while clients and their referring advisors will be able to securely collaborate on their new unified, user-friendly platform.

BCV is an asset management firm dedicated to building and protecting client wealth, seeking to maximize long-term returns while minimizing risk. The firm manages just under $4 billion in client assets and is an alternative to mass-market investment products. The firm’s growth is a result of strong investment performance, client service, and relationships through its large referring advisor network.

“Meeting BCV’s multi-faceted requirements of providing efficiency for the operations team, while providing a secure, collaborative platform for investors and their advisors, all with an exceptional, modern, user experience truly defines the capability of our platform!” said J. Gaston Siri, Co-Founder & CEO of SideDrawer.

“Our success has come from our investment philisophy and exceptional service to our clients and their referring advisors. SideDrawer’s technology will allow us to rethink our internal processes while providing a new alternative of information delivery to our clients and our referring advisor network. The ability to have our clients and their referring advisors collaborate on the same platform creates significant operational synergies for all, and an excellent user experience. We expect this to be another key differentiator of the BCV value proposition,” said Dale Hawthorn, Chief Operating Officer of BCV.

“We are excited to partner with BCV as they are able to leverage many aspects of SideDrawer’s robust API-based platform. The relationship between the client, the advisor and the portfolio manager is built on service, trust, and confidence. We’re honored to be at the intersection of all three parties, enabling productivity workflows, allowing the asset manager and the advisor to maintain their independent branding, and provide an excellent user experience,” said Ali Qureshi, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer of SideDrawer.

BCV intends to start rolling out the SideDrawer platform to select clients and referring advisors beginning in Q3 2021, with a broader roll out for Q4 2021.

For inquires on improving the security profile around collaboration, whether for onboarding, data and document collection, forms, eSignature, or other workflows, please contact us at hello@sidedrawer.com.

About SideDrawer Inc.
SideDrawer is an API-based document management platform that improves the client experience around collaboration and organization for businesses of all sizes. Our SaaS product is used by advisors, planners, executors, and other professionals to securely collect and share sensitive client data and documents. Our infrastructure agnostic APIs are truly scalable, allowing fintechs and enterprises to save significant development resources on non-core, but critical document management workflows. For more information, please visit: www.sidedrawer.com or download our mobile apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or sign-up at my.sidedrawer.com.

About BCV Asset Management Inc.
BCV Asset Management Inc. is an asset management firm dedicated to building and protecting client wealth, seeking to maximize long-term returns while minimizing risk. We offer an alternative to mass-market investment products, creating customized investment portfolios within Separately Managed Accounts and proprietary Pooled Funds. We provide a high level of personalized and professional service and ensure that clients have a direct relationship with the Portfolio Manager entrusted with managing their wealth. We are able to provide this discretionary portfolio management service to investors whose household has a minimum of three hundred thousand dollars of investable assets and are seeking alternatives to mutual funds or brokerage wrap accounts.

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Martin Dober joins Vitafluence.ai as Advisor

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A veteran of big Pharma and Payors, Martin brings years of experience to position Vitafluence for partnerships and collaborations with these key stakeholders

Martin's depth of experience, extensive connections, deep knowledge of the purchasing practices of key stakeholders, and great people leadership, is an excellent addition to accelerate our traction”

— Dr. Peter O. Owotoki, CEO Vitafluence.ai

KRONBERG, GERMANY, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vitafluence.ai is proud to announce and welcome Martin Dober, as an advisor to the team to scale up the development and commercialization of digital biomarkers for diagnoses and monitoring of neurological conditions. As a veteran of big Pharma and big Payors, Martin brings years of experience to position Vitafluence for partnerships and collaborations with these important stakeholders, a key pillar of the next phase of development for Vitafluence.ai.

A former executive to Pharma company- Roche and Payor – Zurich Insurance Company as well as to other European leading blue-chip companies, Martin brings an unparalleled wealth of industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset to propel Vitafluence.ai as it advances its digital biomarkers and therapeutics through clinical validations to commercialization. Martin comes with unique insights into the purchasing practices of these global companies that will be invaluable to guide Vitafluence as it navigates partnerships and collaborations to scale the adoption of its digital biomarkers and therapeutics.
A great people leader, Martin will also support the management of Vitafluence to create a world-class culture that optimizes performance with the holistic well-being of the total person in the workplace.

Martin is married, has two daughters, and loves to explore the majestic mountains of Switzerland with his family and enjoy fine dining with his wife. His morning swims in the lake of Zurich are a regular source of energy and time for inspiration.

“We are super excited to have Martin on board for this highly impactful journey. His depth of experience, extensive connections, deep knowledge of the purchasing practices of some of our key stakeholders, and his great people leadership, is an excellent addition to our team that will accelerate our traction and impact as a force for good to transform the neuro health journey for individuals everywhere” Dr. Peter O. Owotoki, Co-founder and CEO at Vitafluence.ai.

And in Martin's words – “I am convinced the power of digital technology with data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and remote monitoring will bring further innovation and drive efficiencies in the health care industry. Peter, Wamuyu, and the Vitafluence team have led compassionate AI solutions that address the challenges in mental health and foster opportunities with state-of-the-art digital technology. I am super motivated, humbled to be part of the Vitafluence journey and making an impact on the neuro health community.”

About Vitafluence.ai GmbH
Vitafluence.ai is transforming the neuro-health journey.
As a data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up with the mission of connecting the dots to create empathetic and responsible AI-powered healthcare solutions that improve human experienced quality of life and bridge the healthcare access gaps. The company focusses on conditions that are considered to have gender, ethnic and age biases such as on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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BCMstrategy, Inc. Publishes Backtest Results: PolicyScope Data Anticipates Market Volatility

Mapping PolicyScope data to economic sectors yields high advance notice of market volatility, with high correlation rates.

Mapping PolicyScope data to economic sectors yields high advance notice of market volatility, with high correlation rates.

PolicyScope Correlations with the VIX during COVID-19

High PolicyScope correlations with the VIX for final decisions are not surprising. Medium correlations for other important policy activities suggest informational asymmetries and important alpha capture opportunities exist for those using PolicyScope data

PolicyScope correlations with BitCoin prices for official sector reports regarding cryptocurrency issues.

The 7-day rolling average correlation with BitCoin prices for the cryptocurrency lexicon term shows how long it takes for capital market participants to react to official sector reports. This time lag presents alpha capture opportunities for investors wi

PolicyScope Data Tested Against the S&P, the VIX, and BitCoin Prices, Reveals Advance Notice of Market Volatility by as much as 22 Days

The backtests make clear that capital markets now have a strong, reliable leading indicator of market volatility. Public policy risk is no longer an exogenous variable in the asset pricing process.”

— Barbara C. Matthews, Founder & CEO, BCMstrategy, Inc.

ALEXANDRIA, VA, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — BCMstrategy, Inc., the innovation leader in public policy predictive analytics and data, announced today the results of the first backtest of PolicyScopeTM public policy data. The backtests show a high degree of advance correlation between a representative sample of PolicyScopeTM data in relation to the S&P, certain S&P Sectoral Indices, the VIX, and BitCoin prices during 2019 and 2020.

The backtests were conducted against four lexicon terms: “trade war,” “cryptocurrency,” “CBDC,” and “LIBOR.” The stress tests compared spikes in public policy activity measured by the patented process that generates PolicyScopeTM data against realized volatility in U.S. equity markets (using the S&P Total Market index) and the VIX. The cryptocurrency term was also tested against BitCoin price data. Because BCMstrategy, Inc. has mapped its lexicon terms to economic sectors, aggregate PolicyScopeTM scores for economic sectors related to the lexicon terms were also tested against relevant S&P sectoral baskets. Correlation analysis was also conducted between activity types and the market data. A third party performed the calculations.

Significant, high advance correlations with market volatility were revealed with average lead times between 10 days and 20 days. The backtest results as a consequence quantify how long it takes for the market to become efficient by pricing in public policy developments, in some instances by as much as 22 days.

In parallel with this announcement, BCMstrategy, Inc. published a White Paper providing a detailed analysis of the backtest results. The White Paper indicates that the PolicyScopeTM quantification process helps eliminate some of the temporal inefficiencies that delay pricing by accelerating the visibility to capital markets of official sector activity.

“The backtests make clear that capital markets now have a strong, reliable leading indicator of market volatility. Public policy risk is no longer an exogenous variable in the asset pricing process,” said Barbara C. Matthews, Founder and CEO of BCMstrategy, Inc. “It is well established that the public policy process generates headlines which move markets and contribute to systematic risk. The backtests prove that quantifying the full public policy process using our patented process provides a powerful tool for investors to anticipate market volatility, access previously unattainable alpha, and minimize exposure to systematic risk.” Also in September, BCMstrategy, Inc. added 100+ monetary policy terms to its proprietary lexicon and is building an app for the Bloomberg Terminal which is expected to be released later in 2021.

About BCMstrategy, Inc. and PolicyScope Data: BCMstrategy, Inc. quantifies public policy risks objectively using 9+ layers of patented analytical automation using core political science concepts, not sentiment analysis. The company’s PolicyScope data helps capital markets acquire advanced insights regarding global public policy reaction functions by delivering machine-readable, objective structured data, numeric values, and a multivariate historical time series covering over 1,000 key public policy issues. The data has been mapped to 300+ economic sectors and 9 asset class types. PolicyScope dashboards and signals can be accessed through API and FTP feeds.

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MARKET RESEARCH SURVEY OF ERP AND CMS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS SERVING GLOBAL PUBLISHING COMPANIES – 2021

Market Map styled like a subway map showing 200 market vendors by function

Publishing Technology “Subway” Market Map 2021

MARKET ANALYSIS OF TOP PROVIDERS, MARKET DYNAMICS, PRIMARY PRODUCT FUNCTIONS AND FORECAST

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Market Survey of ERP and CMS Software Solutions Serving Global Publishing Companies – 2021 identifies over 200 software and services companies supporting global publishers and content owners. The 165 page report includes a comprehensive market review as well as detailed functional and technical descriptions of the primary software applications provided for enterprise resource planning (ERP), title, editorial and production (TEP), contracts, rights and royalties (CRR) and content management (CMS).

About the Market Survey for Publishing Software – 2021:

A rapid migration to content subscription models is challenging old software systems and outmoded data management and processes which, in turn, is driving new technology investment. Vendors supplying publishing industry software solutions remain small in size (less than $25mm in total revenue) and the market is fragmented with finite avenues available for funding and investment. As a result of these dynamics, business model changes to service and software subscription-based models will challenge revenue objectives, staffing and investment in the short- to medium-term, but will become beneficial in the long term for vendors. Several leading software vendors are out in front in making this transition to SaaS and subscription models but many vendors lag the market.

In the aggregate, technology spending levels (as a percentage of revenue) for the 60 largest publishers match the levels of companies operating in much larger business segments (e.g., consumer products). Most leading publishing software vendors are planning to rebuild, or are in the process of rebuilding, their technology stacks to enable flexible open software solutions. Technology solutions are becoming integrated with product development and delivery, creating opportunities for and challenges to IT staff goals when it comes to budgeting, planning and revenue.

“…the report helped us avoid what could have been a very expensive mistake when we were looking to replace an important set of backoffice applications which run our business.” – Mike S., IT Director (Scholarly Publisher)

The Market Research Survey features a competitive study of the top 30 providers and a ‘subway-style’ market map identifying over 200 vendors supplying the global publishing marketplace.

Description of the report:
• Identifies the top global suppliers/vendors of software and services to the publishing and content industries with 30 in-depth business profiles
• Market review, drivers and outlook for infrastructure software by type and application
• Challenges, outlook and technology strategy for the industry
• Top 30 providers profiled in detail via primary research

Product application segments covered in this report:
• Order-to-cash including revenue cycle, subscription and business model and finance
• Product management including production workflow and scheduling, product information, product information distribution
• Rights & royalties: Rights acquisition in/out, contract management, rights management, royalty processing and accounting
• Customer information management
• Content management including workflow management, content hosting, metadata management, access and entitlement

The Market Research Survey defines primary application modules and technology priorities for vendors and customers in the top 30 including: Klopotek, FADEL, Silverchair, Virtusales, AdvanceCS, Highwire Press, PubFactory, Filmtrack, IPTOR and others.

Market Overview:

The Market Survey of ERP and CMS Software Solutions Serving Global Publishing Companies – 2021 sets out the parameters for evaluating which providers customers will want to look at as they make decisions about investing in new technology. Technology investment is a significant undertaking for any company, regardless of sophistication, and our report provides a framework for identifying the best options for your business.

“the [Infrastructure] report helped us save a considerable amount of time in the selection of applicable vendors for our technology project and Michael’s concurrent consulting advice helped guide our process. We enjoyed working with him on this project.” – Shelly B., Operations Director (Education Publisher)

Resources are tight and expertise is frequently in short supply, so this report and our consulting knowledge will help you ask the right questions and shorten your evaluation process. Time is money and no one wants to waste valuable time and effort evaluating vendors who aren’t right for your business.

“In our view the most comprehensive report for software vendors supporting publishing and information companies.” – Partner, Private Equity

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We expect increased merger and acquisition activity in this sector over the next 12-24 months as competitors see the value in combining resources, pooling anticipated investment expenses and broadening market penetration. Additionally, mid-market ERP software companies with no publishing and media offering are likely to view the leading vendors identified in this report as potential acquisition targets.

Target Audience of the Market Survey of ERP and CMS Software Solutions Serving Global Publishing Companies – 2021:
• Publishers and content producers seeking detailed information on potential suppliers of software and services
• Investors and other similar parties looking for competitive information about this industry
• Vendors/suppliers searching for information about competitors, markets and strategies across this market

Reasons to buy this report:
• If you are considering any investment in technology in the coming year and/or if you want to understand the competitive environment for these products
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• If you are considering an acquisition or investment in this sector
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About Information Media Partners:
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Blackstone Resources AG launches state-of-the-art research laboratory for battery technology

Development Laboratory Blackstone Technology GmbH Saxony

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BAAR, SCHWITZERLAND, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Blackstone Resources AG starts with the most sophisticated research laboratory

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Blackstone Resources AG (Symbol BLS, SWX: ISIN CH0460027110) is pleased to announce that Blackstone Technology GmbH (wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Resources AG) is commissioning a state-of-the-art development laboratory for battery cell research at its new production site in Döbeln (Saxony). "With this step, we are further expanding our market-leading competencies in the field of battery technology," explains Serhat Yilmaz, CMO, Chief Marketing Officer of Blackstone Technology. "The development, analysis and testing of our battery cells will now take place directly at the site. Once again, we are strengthening our commitment to the climate-neutral electromobility of tomorrow."

The new research center in Döbeln is seamlessly connected to existing manufacturing processes. Innovations and further developments in battery cell technology can thus be realized and implemented by Blackstone Technology in a particularly timely manner. "We will now adapt our product ranges to the changing requirements and developments in the dynamic market of the e-mobility and communications industry in an even shorter cycle," said Ulrich Ernst, President and CEO of Blackstone Resources AG. "We have spared no investment to equip our site in Döbeln with a state-of-the-art laboratory that fits our requirements. The research facility can keep pace with the best in Europe."

The new safety and environmental laboratory is a center of excellence for research into ageing phenomena and the analysis of components and raw materials. Blackstone Technology GmbH thus has extensive testing and research procedures at its disposal for consistent further development of battery technology and its own product series.

About us Blackstone Resources AG:
Blackstone Resources is a Swiss Holding Company, with its legal domicile in Baar, Kanton Zug, and is concentrating on the battery technology and battery-metals market and offers direct exposure to the battery-technology revolution.

Presently, Blackstone Technology GmbH builds up a production-line for small series of 3D printed batteries in Döbeln, Saxony, Germany. The short-term production will be pouch-cells with the Blackstone Thick Layer Technology © which allows a 20% higher density in lithium-ioncells, Blackstone Resources continues the program of development in solid state batteries and its production process.

Electric vehicles and batteries have driven the demand for large quantities of various metals. Therefore, Blackstone Resources sets up, develops, and manages production-refineries for battery-metals such as lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, nickel and copper.

For more information please visit www.blackstoneresources.ch or contact;

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The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association Inks Deal With EF Hutton

The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association announces a strategic partnership with EF Hutton.

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association announces a strategic partnership with EF Hutton.
EF Hutton, the firm founded in May 2020 that recently took on the prestigious century-old investment bank brand name, is pleased to announce its expansion into the Southeast with its recently launched office in the Palm Beaches. Expanding into the region is a logical step in EF Hutton’s aggressive growth plan, and follows on the heels of the firm’s recent west coast expansion in Beverly Hills, CA. The establishment of EF Hutton’s Palm Beaches office will allow the firm to further tap into the southeastern markets of the U.S. and offer the full breadth of its banking and capital markets services to the region.

Co-Head of EF Hutton’s Family Office Group and Managing Director, Christopher C Barkauskas, stated “EF Hutton has long had a historic presence in the Palm Beaches, I am pleased to continue that legacy with the opening of our office in Palm Beach Gardens. We are excited to partner with the PBHFA and make our presence felt as we serve the dynamic and rapidly growing financial community of South Florida” Mr. Barkauskas has 25 years of Wall Street experience and works with institutions and family offices to source private and public equity investment opportunities. He lives in Pam Beach Gardens with his wife Jessica, and their three children.

Joseph T. Rallo, Chief Executive Officer, commented “Establishing a presence in the rapidly growing South Florida market is an important milestone for EF Hutton as we continue to scale our presence across the US. Establishing a local presence highlights our commitment to providing exceptional service to investors and issuers in the region. We look forward to partnering with the PBHFA and the regional investment community as we cement our position as the premier middle market investment bank.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the storied investment bank, EF Hutton to Palm Beach County, remarked, David S. Goodboy, Founder of the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association. I am truly looking forward to introducing this venerable institution to our members & network via outreach and an unforgettable evening social that is in the works. I am certain multiple mutually beneficial relationships will be the result of our partnership” He added.

About EF Hutton
Since its founding in May 2020, EF Hutton (formerly Kingswood Capital Markets) has experienced remarkable growth, raising approximately $4.2 billion in capital since inception, and over $3.8 billion year-to-date. Driven by high-profile executive appointments and through the establishment of a national and global reach, EF Hutton has reemerged as a highly active investment bank in the middle-market space. Robust hiring across all divisions including investment banking, capital markets, operations, equity research, and compliance, with individuals boasting decades of industry experience and spanning all sectors has supported the firm’s rapid growth. The rebrand to EF Hutton represents the company’s determination to continue its upward trajectory as it looks to bolster its composition of client services and return the EF Hutton name to global prominence.

About The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association
The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association is a South Florida trade organization with global reach. Its members are primarily domiciled in Florida, but hail from Eastern Europe, Ireland, England, Germany, South America, The Caribbean, Africa and the rest of the United States.
The supporting members consist of active hedge fund managers/ professionals, ultra-high net worth investors, family offices, financial traders, investment bankers, academics, financial institutions, FOF's, foundations, allocators, as well as service providers including third party marketers, data providers, prime brokers, administrators, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, and fintech firms
Since launching in the autumn of 2013 with an original core of five members, the association has exponentially grown to over 2150 members consisting of the who's who of Florida finance.

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Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association
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Genevieve@pbhfa.org
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