UltraSoC embedded analytics and Imperas virtual platforms combine to enhance multicore development and debug

Advanced debug environment for multicore processor designs used for both hardware and simulation

Cambridge, UK – 21 June 2018 / DAC, San FranciscoUltraSoC and Imperas today announced a wide-ranging partnership that will provide developers of multicore systems on chip (SoCs) with a powerful combination of embedded analytics and virtual platform technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, UltraSoC will incorporate key elements of Imperas’ development environment into its tools offering, giving designers a unified system-level pre- and post-silicon development flow, dramatically reducing time-to-revenue and overall development costs.

UltraSoC delivers the industry’s leading independent on-chip monitoring, analytics and debug technology, via a combination of semiconductor IP and associated software. Imperas’ pioneering virtual platforms approach allows software developers to start work at the earliest possible stage in an SoC project, and provides debug tools that give full visibility of the behavior of the entire system. Combining the two companies’ offerings creates a powerful integrated design flow with a common software debug environment that gives a smooth transition as a project develops.

Both companies have a strong pedigree in system-level design approaches, hardware-software integration and multicore architectures: their new combined offering will support all common CPU architectures, including the fast-growing open-standard RISC-V ISA. UltraSoC and Imperas will share a platform at the RISC-V Foundation Pavilion (Booth 2638) at the 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC), in San Francisco from 24th to 28th June. See this page for more information and to contact us to arrange a meeting: https://www.ultrasoc.com/event/dac-2018/

“Working with Imperas allows us to offer multicore designers a commercial-grade, time-saving and ultimately cost-effective platform to develop and launch industry-leading SoC designs,” said Rupert Baines, CEO of UltraSoC. “RISC-V, Arm, whatever the designer’s choice, we provide a complete and optimized solution. Together, UltraSoC and Imperas can provide a unique solution to the issues of complexity, scale and quality faced by the semiconductor industry. Today’s announcement is a first step in realizing that shared world view of solving the challenge of systemic complexity.”

Simon Davidmann, Founder and CEO of Imperas commented: “UltraSoC offers unique embedded analytics technology, giving developers invaluable insights into the SoC and wider system implications. We are delighted to be working together with a common debug environment that supports both hardware and simulation. The combination of Imperas tools and UltraSoC intelligent analytics will offer developers the best integrated environment for multicore processor designs.”

Charlie Hong-Men Su, PhD, Andes Technology CTO and Senior VP, commented, “Imperas virtual platform solutions and tools help in the early phase of SoC and software development, UltraSoC embedded analytics enables hardware-based debug, development and testing. The combination of hardware and simulation solutions will help our mutual customers design the next generation of complex SoCs.”

About UltraSoC
UltraSoC is a pioneering developer of analytics and monitoring technology at the heart of the systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power today’s electronic products. The company’s embedded analytics technology allows product designers to add advanced cybersecurity, functional safety and performance tuning features; and it helps resolve critical issues such as increasing system complexity and ever-decreasing time-to-market. UltraSoC’s technology is delivered as semiconductor IP and software to customers in the consumer electronics, computing and communications industries.

For more information visit www.ultrasoc.com

About Imperas
For information about Imperas, please visit: www.imperas.com

UltraSoC contacts
Andy Gothard:
+44 7768 082 044

David Marsden
+44 7968 407 739
Twitter: @ultrasoc

Imperas contact:
Holly Stump:
+1 (408) 209 – 7349
Twitter: @ImperasSoftware

Appetite for apps outstrips capacity to develop them in UK businesses

OutSystems latest State of Application Development report highlights challenges for businesses developing apps in the UK

19th June 2018 – London, UK – UK businesses are at risk of experiencing an “app crunch” as fierce demand for apps meets a developer skills shortage and a lack of investment in customer-facing tools, according to the latest State of Application Development report from OutSystems, the global leader in low-code rapid application development.

The 2018 global research report examines the challenges faced, development priorities and acceleration strategies of IT teams worldwide, putting the spotlight on critical issues.

Five key findings defining the UK market

  • Demand for Apps is booming: demand for apps in the UK is higher than the global average, with 45% of UK IT professionals stating they will develop more than 10 apps in 2018 (compared with 42% globally) and 14% aiming to deliver more than 100 apps this year (compared with 10% globally).
  • Backlogs are a significant problem: 61% of UK organisations report a backlog in app development with 17% having more than 10 apps behind schedule.
  • The skills shortage is more acute in the UK: 67% of UK respondents had hired web or mobile developers in the past year with 87% of those surveyed reporting difficulties in hiring the right talent, compared with an average of 80% reporting difficulties globally.
  • Lack of investment in customer-facing tools: while UK businesses are prioritising the development of customer-facing applications over internal business apps, they are less than half as likely as their global counterparts to have invested in customer-centric tools such as customer journey mapping, design thinking and lean UX. This will limit their ability to deliver compelling, customer-focused apps.
  • The UK is behind the curve in low-code adoption: the UK lags the rest of the world in adopting low code, with only 24% of organisations using rapid application development systems/platforms, compared with 34% globally.

Nick Pike, Vice-President UK & Ireland at OutSystems commented: “Demand for apps in the UK is clearly booming, but our survey indicates that the availability of developer talent and investment in customer-centric tools are not keeping pace. As demand outstrips supply the app development crunch will bite. This means backlogs are likely to increase resulting in frustration among UK businesses as they face delays in digital transformation programmes. They need to think strategically about investing in the tools that can accelerate app development, boost the productivity of developers and help them develop the kinds of customer-facing apps that they want to build.”

Worldwide, the survey found robust evidence that low code adoption has crossed the chasm and is becoming a mainstream approach to meeting the challenges of swift, agile and controlled app development among the “early majority”. 34% of businesses said that they were already using low-code and a further 9% plan to do so. The growth potential in the low-code market is underlined by OutSystems recent $360m investment funding round, demonstrating that the sector is set for expansion in the near- to mid-term.

Organisations that are already using low-code reported major benefits and were 21% more likely to describe their organisation as being happy or somewhat happy with the speed of app development and three times more likely to report having no app development backlog. Low-code is also fuelling agile and DevOps, with organisations that are using rapid application development more likely to describe their level of maturity as further advanced than those that do not use it.

Those using low-code also reported better governance of citizen development, being three times more likely to describe it as highly governed than counterparts that don’t use low-code platforms.

Summarising the global picture, Nick Pike comments: “Organisations who are embracing low-code/rapid application development are reaping considerable performance benefits. They are developing faster and more efficiently, with fewer back logs and greater satisfaction overall. As low-code continues to become mainstream we will see more organisations using it as an essential catalyst to power business transformation.”

The OutSystems State of the Application Development Survey was conducted in March 2018. More than 3500 IT professionals in over 116 countries took part.

To download an executive summary of the survey’s key findings please visit: The State of Application Development, 2018

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Explore careers at OutSystems, named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes three years in a row.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn.


Michael Bartley (UK)
C8 Consulting
+44 (0) 118 949 7750

Confirmit Partners with Imperium to Increase Accuracy and Confidence in Feedback Data

Imperium’s RelevantID Technology Helps Prevent Duplicate Entries and Fraudulent Survey Participants

London, UK, New York, NY, Westport, CT, and Oslo, Norway: 19 June, 2018Confirmit, the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer ExperienceEmployee Engagement, and Market Research solutions, today announced its partnership with Imperium, a world leader in Digital Fingerprinting, data verification and fraud protection. The partnership will help prevent duplicate entries or fraudulent survey participants in order to protect the integrity of data.

Imperium’s technology used with Confirmit’s solutions will enable companies to improve survey response rates, prevent automated participants or bots from completing surveys, and reduce the effort spent on data cleaning. Additionally, the technology increases data quality by determining a unique device fingerprint for each participant, thereby avoiding duplicate responses when using multiple sample sources, and protecting against fraudulent participants.

“The quality of online feedback data is a major concern for Market Research and Customer Experience program managers who rely on such data to make critical business decisions,” Marshall Harrison, CEO, Imperium. “We want survey data to be as accurate as possible, and our technology will help Confirmit customers prevent duplicate survey entries and fraudulent participants giving dubious response data.”

Imperium’s technology, RelevantID, analyses several characteristics from a participant’s device and runs them through proprietary algorithms to calculate a unique device fingerprint. RelevantID will flag each time a participant starts a survey, so it is able to detect if multiple e-mail accounts are being used to take surveys from a single computer. In real time, RelevantID also identifies geographic location of the user considering multiple pieces of information (country, state, postal code, and IP address) and returns a fraud profile score that the company can use to decide whether to include or exclude them from the survey.

“Survey results can be significantly affected by a small percentage of duplicate or fraudulent respondents,” said Terry Lawlor, Executive Vice President for Product Management, Confirmit. “Our partnership with Imperium addresses the need for organisations to maximise data quality and protect against fraud. We have made it easier for our customers to implement RelevantID and to see the positive effect that Imperium’s technology can have on their feedback data.”


About Confirmit
Confirmit is the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research solutions. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Airways, British Standards Institution, Copart, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, KeepFactor, Morehead Associates, Nielsen, Research Now, RS Components, QRS, SSI, Sony Mobile Communications, and Swisscom. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.

About Imperium
Imperium is the leading provider of data quality, and anti-fraud solutions for the marketing research industry and beyond. For more than ten years, some of the most respected global companies have come to rely on our industry-leading suite of technological services, designed to verify self-reported personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. Imperium services include RelevantID®, Verity®, Verity Append™, Verity Challenge™, Verity SSN™, Real Answer®, Capture®, Address Correction™ and ChildGuardOnline™. For more information please visit www.imperium.com.

Confirmit Media Contact
Nicola Lockyer
Indigo River

Imperium Media Contact
Jennifer Weitz

Low-Code Is Trending Up! OutSystems Announces Dates and Keynotes for NextStep Conferences in Boston and Amsterdam

14th June, 2018 – London, UK — OutSystems today announced the keynote speakers for NextStep 2018, the number one event series focused on low-code and digital transformation. This year’s conferences will take place first in Boston, September 25-27, at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, followed by Amsterdam, October 8-9, in the historic Taets Art and Event Park.

OutSystems visionary CEO Paulo Rosado, whose leadership drove the company to a recent valuation of more than $1 billion, will headline this year’s keynotes. Additional keynote speakers for NextStep 2018 include a shortlist of insightful leaders, adept at identifying emerging technology trends and cultivating teams and organisations to unprecedented growth.

NextStep Boston keynote speaker, George Blankenship, is widely credited for driving consumer adoption and engagement throughout his career, but notably as an executive at Gap Inc., Apple, and most recently Tesla. In his presentation, Blankenship will share his highly sought-after insights on building–and maintaining–brand loyalty and ensuring that organisations remain forward-thinking in evolving markets.

  • Wired Magazine’s executive editor and tech-trend spotter, Jeremy White, keynotes day 2 in Amsterdam. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, and flying cars to passenger drones, White has firsthand experience identifying emerging trends, as well as personal contact with the global business leaders driving them.

Complementing a stellar keynote lineup, attendees will have dual content streams to follow:

  • Moving from Strategy to Digital Initiatives: This stream explores the path from ideation to implementation, with panels and stand-alone presentations covering modern agility, APIs, and a look into the future of human AI-assisted development.
  • Modern IT in Practice: For those seeking practical guidance on emerging low-code technologies and methods, this stream includes sessions covering modern application methods, microservices, DevOps, and consumer-facing app development.

These streams are in addition to a full schedule of product demos, networking breaks, and the highly anticipated OutSystems Innovation Awards programme, which recognises OutSystems customers who are delivering in truly innovative ways.

After a full day of presentations from futurists and technologists, and networking with more than a thousand CIOs, CTOs, IT leaders, and developers, attendees can take in the sights, sounds, and tastes at this year’s venues. Boston’s Renaissance Waterfront hotel offers unparalleled views of the Seaport District, with more outdoor dining options than anywhere else in the city.

Amsterdam’s Taets Art and Event Park, surrounded by the North Sea Canal, is the perfect marriage of form and function, mirroring the modern design found throughout the city, but in a unique, historic setting.

OutSystems would like to thank NextStep 2018 returning sponsors: Deloitte (Global sponsor), TruewindNoesisDo iT LeanInfosistemaCoolProfsGlinttConclusionSynobsysRoffInforzaAskBlueEveris. And welcome to our new sponsor: Tech Mahindra.

Register Today!
Last year’s events sold out, so be sure to register soon. Learn more about this year’s sessions, get venue and travel information, or learn more about this year’s sponsors on our website.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Explore careers at OutSystems, named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes three years in a row.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn.


Michael Bartley (UK)
+44 (0) 118 949 7750

VXL Software announces collaboration with Sony Mobile Communications for its Fusion UEM, unified endpoint management software

VXL Software has teamed up with leading smartphone manufacturer, Sony Mobile, following the successful certification of its Fusion UEM unified endpoint management software and Sony’s Xperia™ smartphone range. This integration of the latest Sony Mobile device management APIs with VXL Software’s Fusion UEM, is designed to deliver additional mobile device-level controls for IT administrators.

Frank Noon, VXL VP Worldwide Sales commented; “Together we’re perfectly placed to take advantage of the current and projected growth in customer demand for mobile device management solutions. Business customers can now be confident that they can also add Xperia™ smartphones from Sony to their Enterprise Managed Devices programs and satisfy the security needs of their IT departments.”

What sets Fusion UEM apart, is its ability to centrally manage both mobile and desktop devices running Android, Windows 7 and 10 Professional, Windows Embedded 7, 8 and 10 IoT, Windows POS and iOS – all from a single console. This not only means increased management efficiencies but also negates the need for separate IT administration of individual mobile and desktop networks.

“Fusion UEM is really two device management products in one, a mobile-device manager and a fixed-device manager. Unlike separate solutions, which require two servers – with two sets of server licensing costs and different IT admin teams, combining the desktop and mobile device management capabilities not only delivers significant cost savings but also improved productivity benefits too,” Noon added.

Providing complete end-to-end device management, Fusion UEM enables IT departments to easily provision devices, add or update applications, manage access to corporate content, enhance security and much more. In particular, IT administrators will be able to use Fusion UEM to enable the following additional Sony Xperia™ policies;

  • Enable Exchange ActiveSync in native email client
  • Prevent the installation of blacklisted or allow whitelisted apps
  • Require SD Card Encryption
  • Data usage on roaming, Bluetooth, tethering, SD card access

Ola Larsen, Business Development Manager, at Sony Mobile Communications commented, “VXL Software’s Fusion UEM provides an effective complementary solution for both our existing Xperia™ smartphone product portfolio and our B2B customers looking for an easy-to-use and feature-rich device management software. Fusion UEM fits extremely well with our strategy of partnering with software providers who can offer genuine differentiation to our customer network”.


About VXL Software
VXL Software is a global leader in the creation of software for digital signage, unified endpoint management and PC desktop repurposing. VXL Software’s commitment to quality and competitiveness enables the company to provide software solutions which don’t just reset the benchmark within that product category, they also deliver unprecedented value for money.

VXL’s corporate headquarters, and software development team, are in Mumbai, India, with the Americas group headquarters based in Houston, Texas, and the European HQ in Manchester, UK. Dedicated sales and support offices are based in key strategic markets – including Germany, France, UAE and Singapore.

For further information, please visit: http://vxlsoftware.com/software/fusion-uem or contact: ian.cope@vxl.net

About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative smart products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: https://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/

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OutSystems Sponsors Highly Rated Digital Transformation Conference Series

Customers from the England and Wales Cricket Board to speak in London on 14th and 15th June, 2018

London, UK – 11th June, 2018 – OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code development platform, today announced that the company is a Global Corporate and Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Forrester Digital Transformation 2018 conference series. The series includes an event in London on 14th and 15th June.

The event will include dozens of sessions featuring industry experts and Forrester analysts discussing the finer points of digital transformation. It will also serve as valuable industry forum with hundreds of technology management and marketing leaders, innovators, and practitioners gathering to share ideas about how to embrace the strategic business transformations that new digital technologies make possible.

Speakers at the Forrester Digital Transformation 2018 conference series will include representatives from OutSystems customer the England and Wales Cricket Board in London. The speakers will highlight the challenges their companies have faced delivering on their digital transformation initiatives and will relate how their use of low-code platforms streamlined their development processes.

“While the C-suite is going all in on digital transformation, many organisations are confused about how to put transformation plans into practice,” said Steve Rotter, CMO at OutSystems. “We look forward to engaging in this high-level conversation, hearing from our customers and the many respected industry experts that make the Forrester Digital Transformation conference series so valuable to attend.”

OutSystems also will exhibit its own industry-leading, low-code solutions at the Forrester events.

The London event will be held at the InterContinental London. To register please click here: https://go.forrester.com/events/forums/.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.



Michael Bartley (UK)
+44 (0) 118 949 7750
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