AT&T launches cloud-based unified video experience for enterprises

Key Signals in Enterprise Software

Centre Setup and Expansion
Nubank allocates USD 650 Mn to expand its expansion in Mexico and Colombia  
The move is part of the company’s commitment and vision for the region, where it hopes to foster technological development and financial inclusion for a historically underserved population. Read More>>
Nutanix opens a large campus in Pune  
The new facility is one of the largest Nutanix campuses outside of the U.S. It is part of the software company’s global service and support function, providing Nutanix customers with 24-hour help as part of its “always-on” service and support program. Read More>>
Equinix expands Singapore data center with USD 86 Mn investment  
The company’s fifth data center in Singapore will house an additional 1,475 cabinets, offering 83,000 square feet of colocation space, and is touted to meet the government’s focus for such facilities to be resource-efficient. Read More>>
Fujitsu opens R&D center in India for AI, ML innovations 
Fujitsu Research of India Private Limited (FRIPL) will be embarking on joint research with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science to promote innovation in leading-edge AI technologies. The joint research activities will initially focus on improving the accuracy and resilience of AI and machine learning technology. Read More>>
Singtel expands datacentre footprint in Indonesia 
As part of the partnership, selected data center assets from Telkom will be placed in SingTel’s datacentre platform. The said datacentre platform will support the digital transformation needs of Singtel customers looking to deploy into Indonesia and Indonesian businesses looking to grow beyond the country. Read More>>
Petroleum Development Oman selects GE Digital for AEMS deployment  
The addition of GE Digital’s software will support the efficient management of Petroleum Development Oman’s microgrid. This will allow PDO to keep the business operating and assist in preparing for challenges and opportunities with renewables in the future. Read More>>
Lithuania delivers IDEMIA’s latest biometric EU entry/exit contract
The contract has been awarded in anticipation of the incoming EU Entry/Exit System (EES) regulation, which broadly ensures that EU members within the regions Schengen zone register information about non-EU nationals, including their biometric data. Read More>>
Chugai adopts Snowflake Data Cloud to accelerate the use of Internal Data across the company 
Snowflake will enable Chugai to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Read More>>
Five9 and Deloitte Canada team up to enhance customer experience for the Canadian market
The strategic agreement builds upon investments Five9 has made to support its rapidly growing Canadian market and deliver an enhanced experience to customers. Read More>>
Chainalysis partners with Bahamian Bank to roll out crypto services 
Chainalysis will help the Bahamian lender Capital Union Bank with risk management and regulatory compliance as it begins offering crypto trading and custody services to its customers. Read More>>
Stripe teams up with Twitter in renewed crypto payments push  
The move is the latest manifestation of Stripe’s renewed interest in crypto after rivals such as Block Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc., and made inroads in the industry. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
AIS acquires Microsoft Azure Government Cloud partner Xgility  
The additive impact on both client bases will be powerful and further accelerate the scalable, profitable growth that both companies have as the two teams become one. Read More>>
Uneecops Business Solutions acquires India-based Salesforce Partner digiCloud  
digiCloud’s strength in Salesforce consulting services will be vital in creating intelligent workflows that allow Uneecop’s clients to keep pace with changing customer needs and expectations. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Nutanix announces management changes 
The company has appointed Mandy Dhaliwal as Chief Marketing Officer and Shyam Desirazu as Head of Engineering. Both will report to Rajiv Ramaswami, CEO at Nutanix. Read More>>
Samsara Inc. appoints Andrew Munk as the new Chief Accounting Officer  
As of the Effective Date, Mr. Munk will serve as the Company’s principal accounting officer. Mr. Munk most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of VMware Inc. from December 2019 to May 2022. Read More>>

Key Signals in Consumer Software

Centre Setup and Expansion
Facebook is opening its first showroom to sell VR headsets  
Customers will be able to purchase the Quest 2 headset, accessories, and Portal video chat devices at the store. Furthermore, the company’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses will also be available to try on but have to be purchased online. Read More>>
Google plans to invest more than USD 750 Mn in Nebraska  
The new northwest Omaha data center, slated to be built at State Street and Blair High Road, will be the third Google data center to open in the region. Read More>>
Disney partners with KPN for the Disney+/ESPN bundle  
This makes the Disney+ streaming service available in a wide range of subscriptions, services, and products from KPN. Moreover, KPN customers are the first in the market to order the new bundle ‘Disney+ and ESPN’ directly through all KPN channels. Read More>>
Apple strikes a deal with BOE for iPhone 14 screens  
This is the first time BOE will be providing panels for current-generation iPhones. The display maker has been manufacturing replacement versions and panels for previous-gen iPhones. Read More>>
AT&T launches Managed Unified Streaming for the Enterprise 
AT&T Global Video Solutions is expanding its portfolio of Managed Video Services through its technology partner Qumu. This allows AT&T to deliver a cloud-based unified video experience for enterprises with video content management, streaming, enterprise signage, and IPTV. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ubisoft is up for grabs in the latest acquisition update 
The publisher behind Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Just Dance could be the next major acquisition in the world of video games. The potential sale comes in the wake of the flagging stock price of Ubisoft over the last year or so. Read More>>
Instructure acquires Concentric Sky for micro-credentialing  
With its third acquisition in the past year and a half, the ed-tech company is expanding its Canvas learning management system with a new version of a tool that keeps track of a student’s competencies and certifications. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Jeff McElfresh appointed as AT&T’s new COO 
The change in leadership comes after AT&T completed the sale of the rest of its content holdings, with WarnerMedia eventually combining with Discovery in early April. Read More>>
Mr. Cooper taps new appointment as EVP and CFO  
Gow succeeds Chris Marshall, who has served as Vice Chairman and President since June 2021. As CFO, Gow will continue to report to Marshall. Read More>>
TrueCar appoints Jill Angel as Chief People Officer 
In this role, Angel will drive the People strategy for TrueCar and oversee all aspects of the People function. She will report to Mike Darrow, President and CEO. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

CompuCom Account Intelligence Report 
  • Workplace Modernization: CompuCom partnered with Microsoft to enable digital workplace services for Microsoft surface devices that deliver the best user end experiences and repair services for Surface laptops, Surface Pro 7, Surface Go 2, Surface Pro X Sq1 and Sq2, and the Microsoft Laptop 3 13” and 15”. 
  • Server Virtualization: CompuCom collaborated with Office Depot to provide IT infrastructure for small and mid-ranged businesses. This collaboration helps to work from other than the office where employees operate. 
  • E-Commerce: CompuCom introduced contactless shopping and work from home to the employees. It helps employees to work and do shopping quickly in situations like pandemic. 
  • Digital Workplace: CompuCom was acquired by Variant Equity to manage services space and positions, and CompuCom became the top position in digital workplace services. This acquisition is mainly made to provide the ability to deliver technology to employees. 
  • Network Offerings: CompuCom collaborated with WomenTech Network to be a corporate member of the global women in technology network. This collaboration helps develop empowering networking, mentoring, and education practices for CompuCom members.

Key Funding Alert

Amazon Web Services launches USD 30 Mn accelerator for underserved business owners AWS will provide funding and guidance for a series of programs to help startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders build and run successful businesses. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – GrowSari
Total Funding – USD 91.5 Mn
About: Growsari is a tech-enabled B2B platform that helps sari-sari stores transform from simple FMCG outlets to comprehensive service hubs by providing the required infrastructure and tools. Read More>>
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With a focus on developing customized augmentation services, R.R. Donnelley provides brands access to world-class production and embellishments for localized presence and global resources. Read More>>
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Haemonetics Corporation provides technology that addresses critical medical markets to blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services. Read More>>
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