Openreach and Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that they’re collaborating to automate testing the quality and speed of the Openreach “Full Fibre” broadband network using Fusion, a virtual performance monitoring system. Fusion will effectively deliver an on-demand network “speedometer”, showing near real-time views of the speeds that end users can achieve. This will be the first time that proactive network testing of end user speeds has been deployed in fibre access networks across the UK independent of the customer’s internet connection.
VIAVI Fusion incorporates both hardware and software, which will be used to rapidly isolate and troubleshoot faults on the network. Diagnostics will be automated for any issues as they’re raised by Openreach’s Communications Provider (CPs) customers.
In addition, customer service will be enhanced as contact center procedures will be automated, equipping operators with near real-time test results for rapid pass/fail interpretation. This allows further troubleshooting to be focused on the root cause, whether inside the Openreach network, or back with the CPs.
A key element of Fusion is its smart small form-factor pluggable (SFP) capability, enabling micro-probes plugged into thousands of nodes across the country. These probes enable automated throughput testing from all CPs ingress points to end-user premises, for millions of consumers. Now in its fourth generation of technology, VIAVI smart SFP technology supports 1G & 10G line rates across a variety of physical standards.
Trevor Linney, Network Technology Director at Openreach said: “As the country’s largest digital infrastructure provider, we recognise that service and broadband reliability has become more integral to everyday life especially when millions of people switched to working and schooling from home. Last year, we saw our broadband usage more than double with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country.”
Linney continued: “We’re also seeing record numbers of people signing up to our ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband with over 1.5 million customers taking up the service to-date. It’s therefore crucial that we continue to meet our already strong service performance by identifying and preventing faults before customers report them. The deployment of VIAVI’s automated testing solution is one part of the overarching technical innovative solutions we’ve adapted to help determine potential issues we detect on our network in near real-time or when a request comes through from our CP customers.”
Daniel Black, Director, UK & Nordics at VIAVI said: “Openreach plays such a foundational role in the UK’s digital economy that the improvements they make have a widespread, positive impact across the whole of the UK. The automation of testing across its network represents one such improvement. It will enable Openreach to be faster and more efficient with fault isolation, to the benefit of CPs, businesses and consumers. And they’ll be able to reduce the number of truck rolls and site visits they perform, as they’ll have access to better intelligence remotely. We’re proud to play our part in this network evolution and we appreciate our positive, ongoing relationship with Openreach.”
Openreach is on track to reach 25 million premises by December 2026 with current footprint of 6.5 million homes and businesses, including 2 million in rural areas across the UK.
Customers can check if the build has reached their area yet or what the latest plans are for their postcode at openreach.co.uk. Those who are able to order a Full Fibre service will need to contact their service provider to request an upgrade.
Infosys collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate and democratize industry-wide adoption of generative AI
Both companies will help enterprises take an AI-first approach to scale next-generation AI solutions to improve operational efficiencies, drive revenue growth, and enable business transformation
BENGALURU, India, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Infosys (NSE: INFY), (BSE: INFY), (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to jointly develop industry leading solutions that leverage Infosys Topaz, Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services. Both organizations are bringing together their respective artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to enhance enterprise functions with AI-enabled solutions across multiple industries. The integrated solutions will accelerate rapid democratization of data and intelligence that will help businesses increase productivity and drive new revenue growth.
Generative AI has opened new avenues of AI applications and key enterprise functions across industries, and Infosys is providing services, frameworks, solutions, and platforms in multiple application areas, such as semantic search, document summarization, contact center transformation, AI-augmented software development lifecycle (SDLC) and marketing content creation. For example, Infosys helped a leading financial services company implement an AI-based solution to generate document summaries and provide a semantic search capability using generative AI. This resulted in automated organization of documents, which significantly reduced efforts and improved productivity of their financial advisors.
Through the collaboration with Microsoft, Infosys Topaz is using Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services to augment its capabilities, in order to help enterprise customers transition from digital to AI solutions. The integrated solutions will boost customers’ operational efficiency, decrease turn-around-time, future-proof investments, and open new business models.
Balakrishna D. R. (Bali), Executive Vice President and Global Head – AI and Automation, Application Development & Maintenance, Infosys, said, “Infosys Topaz is empowering businesses with improved operational efficiencies and reduced time-to-market for launching new products and services. It converges the power of Infosys Cobalt and data analytics to AI-power business and deliver cognitive solutions and intuitive experiences that revitalize growth. Through our strategic collaboration with Microsoft, we will continue to lead the generative AI revolution, helping businesses amplify human potential and navigate their next towards becoming AI-first enterprises.”
Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer, Microsoft Corp, said, “We’re pleased to expand our collaboration with Infosys to deliver innovative solutions, utilizing Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services, that will help customers develop new business models, and realize new revenue streams. By harnessing the power of generative AI, Infosys will help customers accelerate growth and innovation.”
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. Over 300,000 of our people work to amplify human potential and create the next opportunity for people, businesses and communities. We enable clients in more than 56 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer clients, as they navigate their digital transformation powered by cloud and AI. We enable them with an AI-first core, empower the business with agile digital at scale and drive continuous improvement with always-on learning through the transfer of digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem. We are deeply committed to being a well-governed, environmentally sustainable organization where diverse talent thrives in an inclusive workplace.
Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects, or our future financial or operating performance are forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the execution of our business strategy, our ability to attract and retain personnel, our transition to hybrid work model, economic uncertainties, technological innovations such as Generative AI, the complex and evolving regulatory landscape including immigration regulation changes, our ESG vision, our capital allocation policy and expectations concerning our market position, future operations, margins, profitability, liquidity, capital resources, and our corporate actions including acquisitions. Important factors that may cause actual results or outcomes to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements are discussed in more detail in our US Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company unless it is required by law.
View original content:https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/infosys-collaborates-with-microsoft-to-accelerate-and-democratize-industry-wide-adoption-of-generative-ai-301938706.html
Vena Closes First Half of 2023 With Record Revenue, Customer Base and Partnerships
CPM leader notches impressive year-over-year revenue growth alongside continued recognition of platform capabilities
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Vena, the Intelligent Complete Planning platform loved by finance and trusted by business, entered the second half of 2023 with considerable customer momentum and revenue growth following fiscal H1. The company welcomed more than 200 new customer wins and saw continued success across Vena’s Services and Solutions Partner Ecosystem.
Vena’s award-winning cloud corporate performance management (CPM) software empowers leading companies and organizations worldwide, such as Nike, Kansas City Chiefs, Coca-Cola Consolidated, WWF-Canada and over 1,600 more, to plan for anything and succeed through today’s uncertainty. For Metro Supply Chain Group, Vena has helped them run multliple scenarios and use multiple forecasts to aid decision making. “Operational metrics are important, but the story is not complete until you can see how they impact your costs, revenue and EBITDA margins. Vena is our way of bringing that all together and measuring the health of our business,” explains Paolo Mari, VP of Business Analytics and Commercial Management at Metro Supply Chain Group.
According to Vena CEO Hunter Madeley, Vena’s growth has been fueled by the ever-increasing need for customers to derive insights from internal and external data and take purposeful action.
“Our customers are leveraging Vena to navigate their best path through what continues to be highly variable market conditions for most organizations. The Vena Insights product, which puts the power of AI in the hands of our customers, has seen tremendous uptake this year as finance and operations teams become stronger strategic partners for their organizations. Whether leaning on the experience and knowledge of our service and support teams, or the strength of our expansive Partner ecosystem, our customers are taking full advantage of the investments we continue to make in our platform. We remain grateful to the entire Vena community for their continued support, and we look forward to serving record numbers of customers and partners in 2023,” says Madeley.
The company, which offers an industry-leading corporate performance management platform that helps organizations plan for anything, also hosted another successful Excelerate Summit in May. The yearly global virtual summit and new this year, a local in-person event in the UK, featured 40+ speakers and drew more than 3,000 finance and business leaders from around the world. Vena previewed expanded solution offerings, including new Partner-built preconfigured solutions (PCS), at Excelerate Summit 2023. The annual conference saw record Partner participation rates with an increase of 80% over 2022 across Partner speakers, attendees and exhibitors.
Growth in Vena’s revenue and customer base has been accompanied by numerous industry accolades, including:
Recognized for the fourth consecutive year with a TrustRadius Tech Cares award for going above and beyond to support employees and communities across five areas of focus ( Volunteerism; Robust diversity, equity and inclusion programs; Charitable donations and fundraising; Workplace culture, including support for remote and in-office employees; Demonstrable support for environmental sustainability). Earning multiple 2023 TrustRadius Top Rated Awards in four categories: Corporate Performance Management (CPM); Budgeting and Forecasting; Financial Close; Cash Flow Management. Recognition as a Leader in the 2023 Nucleus Research CPM Technology Value Matrix, which acknowledged Vena’s enablement of “customers to make data-driven decisions, uncover actionable insights and drive growth across their business.” About Vena Vena is the only Intelligent Platform for Complete Planning that’s natively integrated with Microsoft 365, empowering teams to plan the way they think. Vena streamlines financial and operational planning, reporting and analysis processes, and provides advanced analytics and flexible modeling capabilities to help business, finance and operations leaders make informed business decisions. With Vena, you can leverage the power of Microsoft Excel and AI-powered insights in a unified, cloud-based platform that enhances collaboration, scalability and security. Over 1,600 of the world’s leading companies rely on Vena to power their planning. For more information, visit venasolutions.com.
MEDIA CONTACT Jonathan Paul Senior Director, Content & Communications, Vena [email protected]
Logo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1337162/Vena_Logo.jpg
View original content:https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/vena-closes-first-half-of-2023-with-record-revenue-customer-base-and-partnerships-301938625.html
EdrawMind V10.9.0 ‘s New Features Revolutionizing the Way Users Visualize Ideas
VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Wondershare Technology, a globally recognized software company, is excited to announce the release of EdrawMind V10.9.0, the latest version of their leading mind mapping and brainstorming tool. This update introduces a range of features aimed at revolutionizing the way users visualize ideas, enhancing efficiency, and fostering creativity. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, this new version seeks to cater to the diverse needs of professionals, students, and anyone looking to transform their thoughts into organized, dynamic, and visually appealing diagrams.
Integration with OpenAI: This feature enables seamless interaction with ChatGPT, integrating powerful AI capabilities into EdrawMind, thereby improving user experience through intelligent suggestions and assistance.Intelligent Document Parsing: EdrawMind can now intelligently analyze and process documents, extracting key information and assisting users in creating mind maps based on existing documents.PPT Generation: A valuable addition for users seeking to convert their mind maps into presentation slides efficiently.Inspiration Space: This dedicated space within the software encourages brainstorming and idea collation, thus streamlining the creative process.Exploration of Audio and Video: EdrawMind V 10.9.0’s new capability to handle audio and video content allows users to enrich their mind maps with multimedia elements.Versatile and Vertical Mind Map Posters: This feature provides users with myriad options for creating and customizing mind map posters, both in terms of layout and design.”In our relentless pursuit of enhancing user experiences, we are thrilled to introduce the integration of OpenAI into EdrawMind. This transformative update brings AI-driven features like intelligent file parsing and effortless PPT generation directly to our users, empowering them to achieve new levels of productivity and creativity. But our commitment doesn’t end here. We envision a future where our AI continually evolves, learns, and adapts to better serve and inspire our users on their creative journeys.” – Iris Liu, Head of Wondershare BrandingWondershare
Compatibility and Price
Wondershare EdrawMind is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS and pricing starts at $39 for a six-month subscription. For free trials and downloads, please visit our official website or follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about EdrawMind. Additionally, with an EdrawMind membership, you can enjoy cross-platform benefits across all EdrawMind platforms.
Wondershare is globally recognized as a software company that is committed to delivering innovative solutions for personal and professional use. As a leader in creativity and productivity products, Wondershare has received prestigious awards from organizations such as The Shorty Awards, G2, and GetApp. At Wondershare, the mission is to empower individuals to pursue their passions and build a more creative world. With over 100 million users across 150 countries, users can access a wide range of software solutions for video editing, PDF editing, data recovery, diagram and graphics, and more. Together, Wondershare strives to provide high-quality, user-friendly software that enables individuals and businesses to bring their creative ideas to life.
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/2219737/MicrosoftTeams_image__1.jpg
Logo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1274391/wondershare_LOGO.jpg
View original content:https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/edrawmind-v10-9-0-s-new-features-revolutionizing-the-way-users-visualize-ideas-301937753.html
- Vena Closes First Half of 2023 With Record Revenue, Customer Base and Partnerships
- EdrawMind V10.9.0 ‘s New Features Revolutionizing the Way Users Visualize Ideas
- AliveCor’s KardiaMobile® 6L Becomes First Personal ECG Device Recommended for Use in Psychiatric Services in England and Wales
- Evolutionary Lithium-Ion Battery Improvements Will Drive a Sixfold Increase of Global EV Battery Output Production to Over 2,500 GWh by 2030
- ShapeBlue Ltd: Cloud Service Providers Seek VMware Alternatives as Broadcom Acquisition Looms
- iMocha, alongside other partners, wins the ‘Best Catalyst – Culture and Talent’ Award at TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World (DTW) 2023
- Bioinformatics Market Size is Projected to Hit 24.07 Bn by 2028, With at a 12.1% CAGR by 2022-2028 | Brandessence Market Research
- Clarivate Establishes Academia & Government Innovation Incubator and Acquires Alethea, an AI Student Engagement Solution
- Vietnam’s leading Social Real Estate company, The Sentry, reimagines social innovation
- Empowering Pharmaceutical Companies in Chronic Disease Research and Identifying Unmet Needs says Disease Landscape Insights
- Kanazawa University research: Researchers identify the dynamic behavior of a key SARS-CoV-2 accessory protein
- ProofID acquires Texas-based Regatta Solutions Group to broaden its identity security capabilities.
- ShapeBlue Ltd: Cloud Service Providers Seek VWware Alternatives as Broadcom Acquisition Looms
Artificial Intelligence2 weeks ago
Augnito Announces Significant Upgrades for On-Premises Hosting in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Part of Distinct Strategy Move
Artificial Intelligence1 week ago
NightDragon, CyberKnight Partner to Continue Bringing Leading Cyber Innovation to Middle East, Turkey and Africa
Artificial Intelligence2 weeks ago
BingX Sponsored Hackathons in APAC for Web3 Talent Development
Artificial Intelligence2 weeks ago
Unleashing the Power of AI and Machine Learning: GamingTech CEE Panel Explores Advancements in the CEE Region
Artificial Intelligence2 weeks ago
Rockwell Automation reinforces its commitment to Saudi Arabia with the opening of a Digital Center of Excellence
Artificial Intelligence1 week ago
Automation Anywhere Announces Winners of its 2023 Global Partner of the Year Awards
Artificial Intelligence5 days ago
EchoStar and The Things Industries Collaborate for Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial IoT Device Connectivity
Artificial Intelligence2 weeks ago
Are companies contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals?