Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Western Union, UK Post Office to offer clients money transfer service

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Western Union announced plans to expand its collaboration with the UK Post Office to provide retail cross-border money transfers. This is part of the Company’s continued uplift of its omni-channel offering, serving its clients across physical and digital touchpoints and channels. UK Post Office clients will be able to benefit from Western Union’s omni-channel experience, choosing to send money to their families and loved ones overseas via Western Union’s UK Post Office digital services or in-person at 4,000 UK Post Office locations across the UK.

Amanda Holmes named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

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The CRN Women of the Channel list honors exceptional women for their strategic vision, thought leadership and channel advocacy that impacts growth and innovation in the channel. The annual CRN Women of the Channel list is the official guide to the top female leaders across all corners of the IT channel - including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Forsta launches Human Experience Partner Program for Market Research

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Forsta, a provider of market research, customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) tech, announced the Human Experience (HX) Partner Program for Market Research Agencies (MRAs). This program will enable MRAs to offer clients white labeled, integrated Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs hosted on the award-winning Forsta tech platform.

Lenovo opens first European in-house manufacturing facility in Ullo, Hungary

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Lenovo has opened the doors to its first in-house manufacturing facility in Europe. Based in Ullo, Hungary, the factory focuses on building server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations used by clients across Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.

Alliance of tech bigwigs participate in Entrepreneur First’s $158m Series C

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Entrepreneur First (EF), a scaleup investor in early stage founder talent, has raised a $158 million in Series C funding round from a group of veteran technology founders, including Patrick and John Collison, Reid Hoffman, Taavet Hinrikus and Matt Mullenweg.

Alter Domus appoints data expert Gus Harris to its Group Executive Board

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Alter Domus, a provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry, announced it has appointed Gus Harris, Head of AD Data & Analytics, to its Group Executive Board (GEB) where he will continue to report to Doug Hart, Chief Executive Officer. Gus leads Alter Domus’ data and analytics products strategy and team, developing new data assets to provide value-add solutions to alternatives market players, like risk managers, investment managers, analysts and support functions at investor and asset manager clients.

Digital consulting company SoftServe appoints industry veteran Yishan Lam

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SoftServe, a digital authority and consulting company, announced the appointment of industry veteran Yishan Lam as Head of Product & Design for the Asia Pacific Market. Lam brings over 15 years of expertise building innovative products, services, and businesses to Fortune 500 companies, investors, and government agencies. The addition comes as the company expands its global capacity and strengthens an international leadership team.

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.