Verizon, Google Cloud form partnership to deliver 5G mobile edge computing

Key Signals in Enterprise Software

Centre Setup and Expansion
DataBank expands data centers in Texas and Georgia 
With the latest expansion, the American data center operator will be adding more than 22,000 sq ft (2,00 sqm) of data center space to its existing ATL3 facility at 1150 White Street Southwest. The expansion is expected to reach completion in the second quarter of next year. Read More>>
Entrust announces geographic expansion of its cloud security services 
The new data centers will enable customers to address regional data sovereignty requirements while taking advantage of Entrust’s nShield as a Service hardware security model (HSM). Read More>>
USD 100 Mn Westrock expansion brings new life to former Kimberly-Clark plant 
The plant will use advanced robotics and other state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture products, including canned and bottled cold brew coffees, assorted teas, juice-based products, and single-serve coffee cups, and to create and test new beverages. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewal
Baker Hughes wins contract for Santos CCS project 
The contract awarded to energy technology company Baker Hughes’ technology will lay a foundation for Santos’ future objectives of decarbonizing natural gas, lowering emissions, and ultimately producing hydrogen fuel using stored CO2. Read More>>
AVEVA signs strategic deal with EDF 
The UK-based industrial software company signed a long-term partnership with EDF to elevate its 3D nuclear engineering program and deliver leading-edge energy-efficient performance. Read More>>
Xerox announces multiyear cloud deal with Oracle 
Under the agreement, the cloud computing and software company will provide cloud-computing infrastructure and software for use by ventures developed in Xerox’s business incubator. Each new venture is expected to require its own unique information-technology system, depending on its sector and market. Read More>>
AIB signs three-year agreement with IBM to accelerate hybrid cloud digital transformation 
Under the agreement, IBM will provide AIB with a next-generation IBM z15 compute platform along with an extensive technology portfolio which includes IBM’s Cloud Pak solutions and the capability to deliver services leveraging Red Hat OpenShift. This will help AIB sustain its high pace of digitalization and its strong focus on security and resilience. 
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Teradata and Dataiku join forces to improve data analytics 
The upgrades will drive agility for analytics and machine learning initiatives, accelerating time-to-value for joint Teradata-Dataiku customers. Read More>>
Siemens expands collaboration with AWS to facilitate cloud-based digital transformation for industry 
Together, AWS and Siemens plan to make Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software, services, and application development platform more accessible, scalable, and flexible. Read More>>
ION partners with Sinay to deliver AI-powered algorithms in the Marlin SmartPort™ platform 
The partnership will see ION incorporating the maritime data solution company’s AI solutions into its climate-smart platform, Marlin SmartPort. Sinay’s software, in combination with the data that Marlin SmartPort manages, provides ports and harbors with better intelligence to optimize operations. Read More>>
SenseTime partners with Macau’s Kiang Wu Hospital to advance smart health application with AI
This latest collaboration continues from the deployment of SenseTime AI modules last year to further boost the adoption and research of AI in healthcare. Read More>>
Equinix collaborates with Nasdaq to scale digital infrastructure 
The agreement will further enable Nasdaq to address current and future infrastructure requirements while accelerating its cloud transformation at a global scale. The expanded commitment with Equinix will bring Nasdaq one step closer to moving its markets to the cloud. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Thoma Bravo to acquire financial automation vendor Bottomline Technologies  
The company announced the acquisition of financial management and automation firm Bottomline Technologies, taking the firm private for approximately USD 2.6 Bn. As part of the deal, Thoma Bravo shareholders will receive USD 57 per share, which the Bottomline Board of Directors has agreed to unanimously. Read More>>
QAD acquires digital commerce solution provider WebJaguar to expand its complete customer management capabilities  
QAD’s global presence opens opportunities to position WebJaguar’s world-class Digital Commerce solution into organizations located around the world, vastly increasing their tangible, addressable market. Read More>>
DCC buys US-based Almo in group’s largest acquisition   
The acquisition of US-based Almo Corporation will boost the Irish marketing and support-services provider’s presence in the growing North American market. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Teradata appoints Corrine Murphy as Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand  
Leading operations across the two markets, Murphy will be responsible for accelerating the company’s market-leading cloud and data capabilities in the region, overseeing Teradata’s local sales, marketing, channel, customer success and operations. Read More>>
Hans Roth becomes Head of EMEA at Red Hat 
The previous EMEA boss Werner Knoblich will leave Red Hat at the end of 2021. Hans Roth, currently General Manager Global Services and Technical Enablement, will succeed him from January 2022. Roth currently heads the global organizational unit for consulting and training services at Red Hat. Read More>>
FICO appoints Matt Cox to lead Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations
Matt Cox has been appointed as FICO’s vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Cox, who is based in Sweden, will oversee FICO’s operations across the region. He has successfully led large transformation programs across various products and geographies. Read More>>
VelocityEHS appoints Winnie Ip as Chief Operating Officer 
The addition of Ip to the company’s senior leadership team comes at a time of significant brand growth and expansion. Furthermore, Ip brings over 20 years of experience leading and growing customer-facing teams to her new role. Read More>>

Key Signals in Consumer Software

Centre Setup and Expansion
Google Cloud reveals infrastructure expansion plans 
Google has announced new cloud regions coming to Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas in the US and new expansions across the globe to make apps run faster for local users. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewal
VAST Data selected by Agoda for big data applications 
VAST Data, the storage software company breaking decades-old trade-offs, announced that the digital travel platform, Agoda, selected VAST’s Universal Storage as the data science backbone for its big data and machine learning environment. Read More>>
Viscosity Technology achieves the prestigious Microsoft Cloud Platform Gold Partner Status
With the announcement, Viscosity joins the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide. Microsoft Gold competency is a recognized mark of the highest standards of technology and business performance worldwide. Read More>>
Auth0 expands reach to Mexico with TEC360 partnership 
TEC360 is Auth0’s first partner in Mexico, and together, the two companies will help enterprises across the region meet their evolving identity management and security goals. Read More>>
Verizon partners with Google Cloud to deliver 5G mobile edge computing 
Verizon 5G Edge with Google Distributed Cloud Edge intends to bring compute and storage services to the network edge to support real-time enterprise applications. Ericsson will pilot 5G Edge with Google Distributed Cloud Edge at its USA 5G Smart Factory. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
VEON announces acquisition of cloud service provider IBS DataFort 
The acquisition will enable VEON’s Beeline mobile operator in Russia to expand its portfolio of cloud services for business customers while also becoming one of the leading players in the market. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Bill Wied joins loanDepot as senior vice president and chief technology officer  
Wied’s appointment will build on the company’s long-term commitment to technology excellence, further simplifying the mortgage process and delivering seamless solutions to customers and loan originators. Read More>>
CarGurus names Matt Quinn as Chief Technology Officer  
Quinn will head up CarGurus engineering team and lead growth in its technology platform and its aims to develop an end-to-end automotive transaction platform. Read More>>
Poland-based Allegro appoints new CTPO  
The company appointed David Roberts as its new Chief Technology and Product Officer (CTPO), effective from mid-January 2022. Roberts will be responsible for leading the internal development team and cooperation with external providers to improve the experience of millions of consumers and merchants active on the platform. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Account: Zebra 

  • Focuses on improving its enterprise asset management and intelligence portfolio with the adoption of robotics, automation solutions, tracking devices, and mobile computers that works with specialized software and connectivity features.
  • Plans to continue investing in the development of computer vision and other technologies that enable intelligent automation solutions, providing increased visibility into the enterprise, real-time, actionable information, and improved customer experiences 
  • L&T TS, Tech Mahindra, and TCS are the major outsourcing partners for Zebra, majorly working on Product Engineering Services and Consulting & System Integration.

Partnership and Acquisition:

  • Mitre 10 partnered with Zebra and Reflexis Systems, a part of Zebra, to utilize Reflexis Real-Time Task Manager, Reflexis QWalk, and Reflexis Mobility. That helps to simplify work, enhance front-line communication, and empower productivity to deliver a frictionless omnichannel customer experience. 
  • Partnered with Italian grocery retailer Iperal to utilize Zebra’s PS20 personal shopping solution (PSS), a self-scanning Self-scanning Solution, and CC6000 interactive kiosks to offer better in-store shopping experience. 
  • Acquired, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to bring the AI-based Solutions power of AI to customers and meet the demands of today’s consumers. 
  • Opened the first Zebra Service Center in Vietnam. To help enhance business continuity and operational efficiency for local enterprises with the convenience of this new service center. 


Key Funding Alert

Genesys raises USD 580 Mn funding at USD 21 Bn valuation 
The global cloud leader in customer experience orchestration announced a USD 580 Mn round of funding, which is intended to accelerate the company’s leadership in the Experience-as-a-Service market globally. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Trifo
Total Funding – USD 46.46 Mn
About: Trifo is an AI home robot company that helps people live better by doing work around the home. Read More>>
Latest Reports Published in Draup
Thoughtspot Account Intelligence Report: Thoughtspot focuses on helping employees and students to search and get the answer for their queries without training. The company’s simple, actionable, and open cloud analytics platform empowers businesspeople to unearth data-driven insights from anywhere. Read More>>
Microsoft Account Intelligence Report: Microsoft aims to open data centers in different regions to create more job opportunities and automate the data center operations, which simplify the IT management operations with advanced computing and AI capabilities. Read More>>

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