Thursday, December 8, 2022

Payer and American Express team up to offer B2B payments in the Nordics

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Payer, the B2B technology company specialising in digital conversion, payments, and finance automation, with a mission to digitalise the B2B industry, announced that it will now facilitate American Express payments across the Nordics in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. This means that firms using Payer as a B2B digital payments platform will be able to accept American Express® Cards as a payment method for all purchases and services.  

Data-centric software firm NetApp opens global headquarters in Ireland

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NetApp®, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced the opening of its new international headquarters in Cork, Ireland. The office is in Navigation Square within Cork’s Docklands, Ireland’s largest and most ambitious urban regeneration project. The new international headquarters will serve NetApp’s international commercial, sales, and technology operations, expanding the company’s ability to support its global clients through a broad ecosystem of available technology, engineering, and software development talent.

Indonet taps Juniper to automate and modernize its network infrastructure

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Juniper Networks, a player in secure, artificial intelligence-driven networks, announced that PT IndoInternetTbk (Indonet), an Indonesian digital infrastructure provider, has selected Juniper Apstra to help automate, modernize and facilitate an experience-first expansion of its network infrastructure. Through managed automated network provisioning and monitoring, Apstra has already delivered Indonet an estimated 20% in cost-savings efficiency.

Rimini Street Korea named a Top 100 in KOREA Best Workplaces™

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Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, today announced it has been recognized in the Great Places to Work® 2022 KOREA Best Workplaces™ Awards by the global consulting company Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW).

Alter Domus hires Vincent G. O’Reilly as Head of FI Strategic Partnerships

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Alter Domus, a provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry, announced the appointment of Vincent Georgel O’Reilly as Head of Financial Institutions Strategic Partnerships. Based in Luxembourg, Vincent will report to Alter Domus’ Chief Executive Officer, Doug Hart, and will join Alter Domus’ Group Executive Board. Vincent joins Alter Domus from State Street where he led the alternatives segment for EMEA and was a member of their Executive Operating Group and EMEA Management Committee.

APAC’s IT, business services market up in Q1 but growth remains uneven

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Asia Pacific’s IT and business services market grew by 28 percent in the first quarter, but demand slowed dramatically from a record fourth quarter as the region continues to produce uneven results, according to the latest state-of-the-industry report from Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

Philips Speech teams up with Sembly AI to launch a speech tech solution

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Speech Processing Solutions, a company in professional speech-to-text solutions sold under the Philips brand, has teamed up with an exciting American start-up named Sembly AI. Together they’ll unite to provide high-quality microphones and smart meeting technology. Sembly goes beyond simple speech recognition and offers users instant searchable meeting transcripts, highlights key discussion moments, and creates summaries.

Covetrus launches innovative practice management software for veterinaries

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Covetrus®, a global player in animal-health technology and services, introduced Ascend—a powerful, cloud-based Practice Management software (PMS) built to enable veterinary practices across the UK, EMEA and APAC. Ascend improves efficiency, streamlines internal communication and collaboration, and creates a better experience for staff and clients. The introduction of Ascend addresses a clear and spoken technological need amongst the veterinary community. In a recent joint Covetrus and Vet Times survey, 76 percent of respondents expressed a desire for a better PMS that is easier-to-use and saves time.

NSM celebrates 30th anniversary with International Museum Day Forum

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On May 17, China National Silk Museum (NSM) launched the International Museum Day Forum on the theme of “The Power of Museums: Research, Collaborations, and Community.” Dr. An Laishun, VP of ICOM, Dr. Kate Seymour, Chair of ICOM International Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, Chair of ICOM COSTUME, Prof. Sally Yerkovich, Chair of ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics, Prof. Marie Louise Bech Nosch, President of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Mr. Xudong Wang, Director of The Palace Museum, and many other scholars all participated and gave presentations.

Ares appoints Henry Lee to head its wealth management solutions

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Ares Management Corporation (Ares) announced that Henry Lee has joined Ares Wealth Management Solutions (AWMS) to lead its efforts as part of the Firm’s commitment to build out dedicated wealth management teams to cater to the growing region's retail opportunity.