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SPARK names SER a leader
The latest SPARK Matrix report names SER ( as a ‘distinguished Leader’ in content services and positions SER’s Doxis Intelligent Content Automation platform among the top three ‘Technology Leaders’ of the global Content Services Platform (CSP) market in 2023.
IDC names SER as leader
IDC names SER Group ( as a Leader in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) Software 2023-2024 Vendor Assessment, adding to the chorus of recent analyst evaluations and user reviews that validates SER’s bold approach to reimagining enterprise content management (ECM).
Globality predicts CFO AI by 2024
As developments in artificial intelligence (AI) continue, we ask Seth Catalli, Chief Revenue Officer at AI and autonomous sourcing leader Globality Inc ( on what CFOs can expect to see on the AI front in 2024.
Rephine and Eurofins spearhead 3PARL
The world’s leading graph database and analytics company Neo4j ( announces major new capabilities enabling cloud or self-managed customers to increase analytical queries by up to 100x faster, run both transactional and analytical processing within one database.
Faster analytics for neo4j
The world’s leading graph database and analytics company Neo4j ( announces major new capabilities enabling cloud or self-managed customers to increase analytical queries by up to 100x faster.
TPP comments on gilt market
As the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) reports that the ten-year UK government bond (gilt) yield now stands at a similar rate as observed a year ago following the aftermath of the ‘mini-budget’, we ask Lane Clark, Co-Founder, The Portfolio Platform (TPP) ( why despite its volatility the gilt market is still proving attractive to investors.
TPP comments on hedge funds
With the hedge fund industry facing significant challenges and “trend-following” strategies enduring a tough year, we ask Lane Clark, co-founder of The Portfolio Platform (TPP) ( whether hedge funds are losing their edge.
ProductLife Group acquires Strategiqual
To reinforce its position as quality and regulatory leader on the French market, ProductLife Group (PLG) ( acquires Strategiqual, a French consulting firm providing expert support in regulatory affairs, quality, clinical and market access for pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Outsiders report breaches to ICO
IT leaders say almost a third of breaches reported to ICO are by outsiders according to further findings from the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, Apricorn’s ( annual research into cyber breaches, encryption and data security.
NETSCOUT Arbor shows high ROI
The latest Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study reveals organizations are receiving 223% Return On Investment (ROI) when using NETSCOUT’s ( Arbor DDos Protection Solution.
SynApps Solutions joins FSQS
With its deep experience in the financial services arena, enterprise content management specialists SynApps Solutions ( is the latest organization to join the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS).
Baker Ing and Esker join forces
Baker Ing is forming a strategic alliance with Esker ( to help companies optimize financial operations and combat inflationary pressures using Esker Order-to-Cash (O2C) and Accounts Payable solutions.
Artus Air secures funding
Green innovator Artus Air ( secures a multi-million-pound investment from one of the largest and most experienced investors in the UK and Ireland BGF.
Procurement urged to adopt AI
Procurement leaders are being urged to adopt gen AI after research by Globality (, the market leader in autonomous sourcing, and leading industry advisors, Art of Procurement reveals over 60% of procurement professionals believe their organizations need to pilot solutions using the game-changing tech by the end of the year.
Proservartner partners Esker
Boutique consulting firm Proservartner signs partnership deal with global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for Finance, Procurement and Customer Service functions Esker ( to resell and implement Esker’s Accounts Payable (AP) and Order-to-Cash (O2C) solutions.
World class RIM study
Leading Life Science benchmarking and advisory firm Gens & Associates ( launches its largest World Class RIM℠ Benchmark study.
Sarum Life Sciences in Top 5
Pharma Tech Outlook’s annual awards names Sarum Life Sciences ( as a UK Top 5 Life Sciences PR and marketing agency.
Passwordless authentication is the key
As the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launches a new awareness programme for October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we ask Niall McConachie, regional director (UK & Ireland), Yubico ( how organizations can improve their data security practices with passwordless authentication.
Esker transforms Lactalis Iberia
The Spanish subsidiary of the world’s leading dairy foods company Lactalis Iberia Group, is now automating and optimizing its Customer Service processes using Esker’s ( leading AI-powered automation solutions to radically reduce the time it takes to manage customer orders.
Docker and NEO4j jumpstart GenAI
Out-of-the-box ready-to-code secure stack jumpstarts GenAI apps for developers in minutes after Docker (, Neo4j (, LangChain ( and Ollama ( announces a new GenAI Stack solution at DockerCon.
Yubico on Nasdaq
Hardware authentication security keys leader, Yubico ( announces that it is now publicly traded under the ticker symbol YUBICO on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm.
New launches for Infinidat
Enterprise storage solutions leader Infinidat ( announces two new major enhancements to enrich and expand the company’s all-flash capabilities and capacity for enterprise storage.  
Coleman joins Arriello VP team
Integrated Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services leader, Arriello ( appoints biotech expert Kate Coleman as Vice President of Quality and Compliance.
Esker partners with Helixr
To further drive the efficiency within finance teams, Esker (, the global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for finance, procurement and customer service functions is partnering with business consultancy firm Helixr, to transform Source-to-Pay and Lead to Cash processes for businesses globally.
Esker partners with Boost Payment Solutions
In a move to revolutionize virtual card processing, Esker ( is partnering with Boost Payment Solutions to transform virtual card processing for accounts receivable (AR) departments.
Esker speaks at Gartner event
Global cloud and AI-driven process automation solutions for Finance, Procurement and Customer Service functions leader Esker ( announces it will be hosting an engaging speaking session at Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference        taking place 18-19 September 2023 in London.
Esker conference returns
This year marks the long-awaited return of the in-person Esker ( All Access Conference, following the 2021 virtual event.
New cybersecrity committee at Esker
A new cybersecurity committee to provide a bridge between Esker’s ( Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Esker’s Supervisory Board will be headed by Steve Vandenberg, a Global Black Belt with Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area, and Nicole Pelletier-Perez, a long-time IT professional.
Precisely comments on gen AI
According to a recent Gartner survey, 63% of marketing leaders are planning to invest in generative AI in the next 24 months.
Ardent Partners ranks Esker as leader
Ardent Partners’ 2023 ePayables Technology Advisor research report names Esker ( as a Market Leader for the
third consecutive time highlights the scope and depth of Esker’s Accounts Payable solution within its Source-to-Pay suite.
US patent for Esker ML
Global cloud platform and leader in AI driven process automation solutions provider Esker ( announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11631265 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Esker’s machine learning technology.
ChatGPT enhances b2b CX
Customer service functions are set to get a boost as global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions provider Esker ( now incorporates ChatGPT into Esker Synergy AI technology.
ABF gigafactory selects Honeywell
The American Battery Factory (ABF) is selecting Honeywell’s ( Manufacturing Excellence Platform (MXP), Experion® Batch, Li-ion Tamer®, and Integrated Remote Operations (IOC/ROC) solutions in its new gigafactory located in Tucson, Ariz as part ABF’s optimization of its manufacturing process and workflow.
Three Cs top list for C-suite
Research form specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half ( reveals emerging crises, economic challenges and unpredictability in business is driving changes in leadership requirements with c-suite leaders increasing now being required to demonstrate the ‘Three Cs’; crisis management, creativity and communication.
Honeywell partners Arbin Instruments
Lithium-ion battery manufacturers and gigafactories are set to get a boost as Honeywell ( teams up with Arbin Instruments to revolutionize large scale lithium-ion battery manufacturing.
Data theft a big concern for IT heads
Ransomware fears are taking a backseat to data theft and keeping IT leaders awake at night.
Firms lack leader succession plans
Over 80% of businesses overall, and 51% of European firms admit they do not have a succession plan in place for leadership teams despite recognizing the need for such a strategy to ensure business continuity, according to the latest research from specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half (
Avatrade comments on oil prices
As oil prices rise to over $90 a barrel for the first time in 2023 due to the two largest oil exporters, Saudi Arabia and Russia, continuing to cut their supplies until the end of the year, concern over rising inflation pressures globally is climbing. 
Xalient makes Global Top 100
The first ever Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces is ranking secure network and digital identity transformation specialist, Xalient ( alongside companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Concentrix, Experian, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Gartner, and Rackspace Technology, for creating the most inspiring workplace.
WSO2 for startups
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 ( launches ‘WSO2 for Startups’ a global startup accelerator programme that will give startup candidates free access to WSO2 cloud services for 12 months.
Sutara talks AI at Big Data LDN
Keynote speakers continue to line up for Big Data London (, with Robin Sutara, CIO at Databricks set to address the AI revolution and how Gen AI is creating a ‘Game of Thrones’ by disrupting hierarchies.
Logpoint appoints Haldbo as CFO
Experienced financial executive Michael Haldbo joins Logpoint ( as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 
Diversity in the boardroom
Businesses need to first take a ‘look in the mirror’ and implement real change before attempting to improve diversity on the board through external hires, according to the latest Boardroom Navigator 2023 report from Robert Half (
VIRTUS in megacampus project
Innovation into green data centres is set to get a boost as leading data centre provider, VIRTUS Data Centres ( unveils a €3 billion, 300MW Wustermark megacampus project in Brandenburg, Germany.
WSO2 names first tech fellow
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 ( awards Professor Dr Frank Leymann as its first WSO2 Technology Fellow – the highest technical ranking in the company.
Strong 1H for Infinidat

Enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat ( announces the company is continuing its momentum of strong growth and execution with 29% year-over-year growth in bookings for January.

11:11 Systems expands AWS access

To provide customers with more choices, including new global access to 11:11 Services and the ability to standardize data protection across hybrid environments, 11:11 systems ( is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Protegrity and Exasol extend alliance

Organizations hampered by concerns over managing data security and compliance requirements in their analytics workflows are set to get a boost as data security leader, Protegrity ( extends its partnership with Exasol, the no-compromise analytics database.

Netwrix reports on MSP priorities

Seven in ten Managed Service Providers (MSPs) name data and network security as their top IT priorities for 2023 because they are so integral to their clients’ IT operations, according to the latest report by cybersecurity vendor, Netwrix (

AvaTrade comments on earnings season

As the earnings season for Q2 2023 begins, we ask Kate Leaman, Chief Market Analyst, AvaTrade (, to share her thoughts on which sectors are emerging as winners and losers during the current earnings season.

PLG acquires RNI
Global provider of regulatory and compliance services for the life sciences industry, ProductLife Group is strengthening its regulatory expertise in borderline products with the acquisition of RNI.
Synapps joins NHS framework
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement Services names enterprise content management specialist SynApps Solutions ( as one of six suppliers to the £150 million contract
New team for SER Turkiye
Europe’s leading vendor of intelligent content automation solutions, SER Group ( is continuing its global expansion with a new team in Turkey to meet the region’s increasing demand for digital transformation solutions.  
Menlo warns of risky AI generated ads
One in three UK consumers are unaware of the risk of malvertising when clicking on AI-generated ads online according to research by cloud security leader Menlo Security.
Sunday Times 100 ranks Xalient
The Sunday Times Hundred 2023 ( ranks the secure network transformation specialist, Xalient ( for the second year as a fast growth leader after the firm achieved sales of £37.6 million and growth of 52.9%.
Honeywell Ionic launches BESS
The latest scalable end-to-end modular battery energy storage system (BESS) and energy management tool from Honeywell (, the Honeywell Ionic is a single, complete solution.
Lack of IT budget challenges firms
The biggest security challenge facing small business is lack of IT budget, says one in two small companies, according to additional findings from a Netwrix ( survey conducted in February 2023 amongst security and IT professionals from 106 countries.
VIRTUS expands into Europe
Award-winning pure-play data centre owner-operator and part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, VIRTUS data centres ( announces plans to expand into continental Europe with the construction of its first data centre campus outside of the UK.
BMC launches AMI cloud
Organizations looking to unlock their mission-critical data across hybrid IT infrastructures to increase business intelligence for better decision making, are now able to take advantage of the power of on-premises mainframe computing for large-scale, business-critical transactions while gaining the benefits of the cloud.
Honeywell boosts oil & gas sector
Production efficiency and asset reliability in the oil and gas sector have been given a boost after Honeywell ( launches its Upstream Production Performance Suite (UPP Suite).
VIRTUS strikes Gold
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recognizes leading data centre provider, VIRTUS ( with a Gold award for its internal management of Health & Safety Practices, Policies and Standards.
FEBE names Xalient for fast growth
FEBE (For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs) ( names secure network transformation specialist, Xalient ( as the fastest growing founder-led private company in the FEBE Growth 100 listing for the second year.
Cohesity awards 11:11 Systems
Data security and management leader, Cohesity ( awards 11:11 Systems ( Global Service Provider Partner of the Year for global growth, innovation and expertise in data protection including 11:11 Managed Backup for Cohesity.
HPE honours 11:11 Systems
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) names managed infrastructure solutions provider, 11:11 Systems as HPE Partner of the Year Award for showing outstanding customer excellence and innovation.
EMail Security risk report
Phishing emails continue to be a major threat to organizations with almost 100% of cybersecurity leaders saying that inbound and outbound email security incidents are causing them the greatest stress according to the latest Email Security Risk Report 2023 from cybersecurity experts, Egress (
Breach containment top at Infosec
Breach containment is tipped to be the key talking point on the show floor at this week’s Infosecurity Europe ( as headline speakers and exhibitors line up to provide insight and advice to attendees on response, recovery and resilience, and to educate and evoke behavioural changes in tackling security threats.
Infosec talks retaining cyber talent
Major Andrew McGrane, Interim CISO, Global Operations, Ministry of Defence (MoD) will join a panel of senior cybersecurity and business executives to discuss ‘The Achilles' Heel of the Cybersecurity Industry — Cyber Talent Management and Focusing on the Human Deal’ at this week’s Infosecurity Europe (
Poor data hampers business agility
The 2023 Data Integrity Trends and Insights Report from Precisely ( and the Centre for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business (LeBow) reveals top concern for enterprises seeking to drive agility.
Employees to blame for data breaches
UK security leaders believe that their organization’s employees are continually exposing sensitive data to the risk of a breach, yet are neglecting to take the necessary steps to control the risks.
Productivity soars with SER Doxis
Research by Forrester Consulting reveals that SEW-EURODRIVE achieves 336% return on investment (ROI) and savings totaling more than €17 million over three years by automating document management and processes with SER’s ( AI-powered platform, Doxis.
BMC launches ESG report
Global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, BMC ( launches its annual Corporate Citizenship and ESG Impact Report and highlights the company’s continued commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, support DEI, sustainability and social causes.
Globality adds generative AI to GLO
Market leader in AI-powered autonomous sourcing, Globality ( enhances its next-generation bot, GLO with generative AI functionality to help companies to achieve up to 20% in cost savings and 70% in efficiency gains.
Precisely data saves lives
Data integrity leader Precisely ( is helping to save lives by providing San Bernardino County with pro bono access to its Wildfire Risk solution to offer a detailed assessment of wildfire severity and probability in the region.
Macquarie Asset Management backs VIRTUS
Leading data centre provider VIRTUS Data Centres ( is set to see rapid expansion after ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (ST Telemedia) reaches an agreement for Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7, to acquire a significant minority stake in leading VIRTUS.
Pharma D&S joins PLG
Global provider of regulatory and compliance services for the life sciences industry, ProductLife Group (PLG) ( is expanding its Italian footprint with the merger of Pharma D&S.
Firms not prepared for DR, says Apricorn
Research finds 75% of organizations are unnecessarily putting customer data at risk due to inconsistent protection practices and negligent backup policies.
Gartner names Esker as leader
Gartner names Esker (, a global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for Finance, Procurement and Customer Service functions, as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications (I2C).
Government evades FOI requests
Leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, Apricorn ( reveals many government departments are evading their responsibilities to fulfil Freedom of Information (FoI) requests.
Precisely enhances portfolio
Latest enhancements in Precisely ( solutions are set to provide unparalleled support for customers and address the number one priority facing data leaders in 2023 as they continue their journey to data integrity.
Survey finds GDPR unsuccessful
As the fifth anniversary of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) arrives, data published iResearch Services ( uncovers that the regulation has been unsuccessful in preventing data breaches with nearly 60% of firms revealing that they have experience a GDPR-related data breach in the past five years.
Survey reveals lack of thought leadership
Only 10% of thought leadership is produced by subject matter experts, despite nearly 60% of firms saying thought leadership affects their company’s revenue through customer/prospect conversations, relationship building, and lead generation, according to the latest data from iResearch Services ( in its report, Leading Lights: harnessing thought leadership superpowers for commercial and cultural success.  
Yubico reveals C-Suite cyber attitude
Nearly 70% of C-suite believe they urgently need to up upgrade to modern phishing-resistant and multi-factor authentication (MFA) despite their worries about using MFA, if they are to protect their data and critical infrastructure according to the latest survey from Yubico (
Veeam honours 11:11 systems
Veeam names 11:11 Systems as Veeam Cloud and Service Provider of the year in North America in recognition of the partner who shows the most progress, growth, and dedication toward Veeam business and selling Veeam cloud-based solutions.  Additionally, 11:11 Systems was honoured with a Veeam Innovation Award for 11:11 Cyber Incident Recovery.
Network security investment booms
Research by A10 Networks ( reveals that UK communication service providers (CSPs) expect to see robust growth in traffic volumes continuing in the next two-three years with 67% of those surveyed saying they expect traffic to rise by 50%, with one quarter (25%) believing it will soar by 75% or more.
Netwrix reports on enterprise cyber attacks
The enterprise sector is suffering more ransomware and other malware attacks compared to smaller organizations according to Netwrix’s ( 2023 Hybrid Security Trends Report - Additional Findings for the Enterprise Sector.
Donohue to drive NHS at SynApps
Enterprise content management specialist SynApps Solutions ( appoints Gary Donohue as its dedicated NHS Account Director to grow the company’s already substantial footprint within the NHS.
Xalient listed as best place to work
Secure network transformation specialist Xalient ( is voted among the top ten best employers in the ‘medium-sized’ category of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Awards.
Thought leadership tackles fake news
According to the latest report from iResearch Services (, nearly 95% of business leaders believe that misinformation poses a danger to their businesses and thought leadership will have a critical role to play in helping their organization fight against misinformation.
Thought leadership drives business strategy
Thought leadership has a critical role driving a business’s overall strategy and developing revenue, according to 85% of firms surveyed by iResearch Services (
Accountants prioritize DEI initiatives
Running of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in accountancy firms needs more activity, according to the latest report from iResearch Services (
FinancialForce becomes Certinia
Service businesses are set to get a boost as FinancialForce evolves beyond its ERP roots to become Certinia ( and creates a ‘single source of certainty’ for service leaders.
Precisely announces EngageOne RapidCX
Global data integrity leader Precisely ( announces the launch of EngageOne RapidCX to revolutionize customer communications management (CCM) for highly regulated industries.
NHS trusts select Synapps
Dorset’s three NHS provider trusts selects enterprise content management (ECM) specialist SynApps Solutions ( to deploy a proactive image sharing system based on a transient use of its Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA).

Globality research wakes up CFOs

CFOs of Global 2000 companies are in for a wake-up call after enterprise AI company, Globality’s ( benchmark study, ‘2023 Research Insights for CFO’ found 82% of procurement leaders revealing that their indirect spend is not well managed during the sourcing process leaving substantial cost savings on the table.

Protegrity borderless data solution

Cross border data flows in global enterprises are to get a boost following the launch of Protegrity Borderless Data Solution, a new secure and compliant solution from global data security and privacy leader, Protegrity (

Klutz appointed CFO at SER

Leading vendor of intelligent content automation solutions, SER Group ( appoints Johannes Klutz as Chief Financial Officer.

NEO4j extends in Google Cloud

World leading graph data and analytics company Neo4j ( is extending its strategic partnership with Google Cloud with the introduction of a new native integration with Google Cloud’s BigQuery cloud data warehouse.

Cyber budgets misspent

A recent Twitter poll by cyber security services specialist Integrity360 ( reveals that over 30% of businesses believe that 30% of their budget is being allocated to tools and solutions that are not being used to their full potential.  

Forrester awards SER 5 out of 5

Forrester Research names SER Group ( as a “Strong Performer” achieving a score of ‘5 out of 5’ in The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q1 2023 report.

Conga gives Offploy efficiency

UK-based ex-offender employment experts Offploy selects Conga ( and its Conga Composer, Conga Grid and Conga Sign solutions to build a critically-needed software system that supports the company’s mission of supporting the rehabilitation of people with criminal records.

Government losing devices says Apricorn

According to the annual findings from Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by Apricorn ( to 14 government departments into the security of devices held by public sector employees the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the Home Office declared almost 1,000 lost and stolen devices in 2022.

SER transforms National History Museum

London’s Natural History Museum appoints SER ( as its vendor of choice to create a next-generation collections management system to help the Museum

Rephine and ValGenesis partner

A strategic alliance between Rephine  ( and ValGenesis ( will give pharmaceutical companies digital end-to-end compliance solutions to enhance quality assurance across their entire global supply chains.


McInnes drives growth at SER
Leading vendor of intelligent content automation solutions, SER ( announces the appointment of Will McInnes as Chief Marketing Officer.

Cybersecurity critical to future
Innovation and collaboration top the agenda for Infosecurity Europe 2023 ( with its theme‘Smarter,Safer, Stronger'.
Conga comments on sustainability
We ask Charles Cao, Head of Operations and Strategy, Conga ( for his views on how companies can accelerate their future environmental-sustainability-aligned performance initiatives.
SER drives app development
Leading provider of intelligent content automation solutions, SER ( announces a new release of Doxis Business Studio, a user-friendly, no-code content app environment that empowers business users to become citizen developers, thereby enabling a faster time-to-value, lower costs and reduced IT bottlenecks.
Employee burnout rises cyber threats
A twitter poll by Integrity360 ( and Vectra ( finds 35% of cyber security professionals' greatest fear when it comes to rising cyber threats is employee burnout.
Nuix now on CCS G-Cloud
Forensic technologies solutions from Nuix ( are now available on the UK Government’s innovative cloud procurement platform, after the Crown Commercial Service (CSS) names Nuix a certified supplier on its G-Cloud 13 framework.  
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