Searchmetrics founder Marcus Tober moves to new leadership position

Searchmetrics’ CTO will become the new Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the Searchmetrics Market Innovation Lab as of January 2019

San Mateo, December 06, 2018 ‒ Since its founding in 2005, Searchmetrics and its innovative suite of Search and Content solutions have been driven by its founder and CTO, Marcus Tober. In January 2019 Marcus will take on a new position in the company: leading the newly-founded Searchmetrics Market Innovation Lab as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), focused on developing new search solutions.

Tober’s responsibility for day-to-day management and delivery of the existing product portfolio will be transferred to CEO, Volker Smid.

With the product organization reporting to Smid and supported by Tober, who in his role as CIO, will drive new innovation, Searchmetrics will not be seeking to appoint a new CTO immediately.

The change of role for Tober coincides with finalization of plans for the introduction of the seventh update of the company’s Searchmetrics Suite software. Tober has now successfully managed the launch of the Early Access version of The Suite. The progress to full market launch of the updated product in 2019 requires less innovation work, allowing the product team to take over.

The Market Innovation Lab is the first of its kind in the industry: The Lab is formed by a team of Searchmetrics developers and Data Scientists. Under Tober’s guidance, they will work on developing new search solutions, including tackling the toughest problems faced by Searchmetrics customers and the wider SEO and marketing community. Marcus and the innovation team will report directly to the Searchmetrics Board of Directors.

As CIO, Tober will continue to be the brand ambassador for Searchmetrics. As always, he will work towards the greater recognition of SEO in the marketing industry.

About Searchmetrics
We help you attract an online audience and boost results with content that uniquely matches user intent. Using the deep learning insights of the Searchmetrics Suite and Searchmetrics Content Experience platform, we navigate the shifting priorities of search engines and help you outrank your competition. Search has evolved into a data-driven field that requires powerful software to guide companies through discovery, briefing, optimization and measurement of engaging storytelling.

There’s only one platform that owns its data: Searchmetrics, the world’s #1 Search and Content Marketing Platform. We don’t rely on data from third parties and we’ve been studying search and content trends since 2005 − compiling the industry’s largest global and historical database.

Searchmetrics uncovers the opportunities and pitfalls of online marketing. Our award-winning Searchmetrics products bring search engine optimization and content creation together for the first time, offering marketers an ultimate platform for creating the moments that shape customers’ decisions and brand preferences. We offer competitive insights and hands-on consulting to help our customers create predictable returns in earned media. Our SEO Visibility Score − trusted by reputable media sources such as The New York Times, Bloomberg and The Guardian − reliably gauges your online presence. Searchmetrics reveals the connection between social media links and overall engagement, and its analytics make clear which content performs best.

More information: www.searchmetrics.com.

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Intelex partners with Quality & SPC Leader InfinityQS to deliver the most comprehensive cloud Quality Management System

New partnership set to bring industry leaders in EHSQ and SPC together to transform quality management through real-time quality data collection, reporting, and analysis.

Intelex Technologies, a leading global provider of cloud-based Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management software, today announced the new partnership with leading Quality Intelligence and SPC (Statistical Process Control) provider, InfinityQS.

InfinityQS® International, Inc. (InfinityQS), is the global authority on data-driven manufacturing quality. InfinityQS Enact is a Quality Intelligence platform that speeds and simplifies real-time quality data collection, reporting, and analysis. Whether your company operates one manufacturing site or sites across multiple locations, Enact enables organisations to meet their most pressing goals: reducing scrap and waste, improving product quality, and maintaining compliance.

Nicole Radziwill, Quality Practice Leader, Intelex commented on the new partnership with InfinityQS: “Keeping track of out-of-control action plans, and relating each quality event to other information that may help an organisation resolve its core issues more quickly, has always been supremely challenging. This new partnership will help firms to link quality management and quality engineering to generate more powerful insights.”

Intelex brings the industry’s leading QMS platform as part of its integrated EHSQ solution, to gather real time insights and drive continuous improvement. Intelex’s QMS allows organisations to take control of their quality processes, offering a breadth of applications to transform your organization through risk-based thinking, a culture of continuous improvement, and lower Cost of Quality (CoQ).

Elie Mouzon, Chief Strategy Officer, Intelex, adds further insight: “Together we’ll be able to provide organisations more detailed operational insights from their quality processes, enhancing management capabilities with Intelex’s leading QMS.”

Jason Chester, Director of Global Channel Programs, InfinityQS concludes “Optimising the end-to-end quality process within manufacturers can be a complex undertaking, and one which is rarely achieved using a single solution. By combining the best-in-class expertise of both InfinityQS and Intelex, manufacturers can transform their entire quality operations and ensure that they are always aligned to their overall business objectives.”

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About InfinityQS International, Inc.
InfinityQS® International, Inc. is the global authority on data-driven manufacturing quality. The company’s Quality Intelligence solutions—Enact™ and ProFicient™—deliver unparalleled visibility and strategic insight across the enterprise, from the shop floor to the boardroom, enabling manufacturers to re-imagine quality and transform it from a problem into a competitive advantage. Powered by centralized statistical process control (SPC) analytics, InfinityQS solutions provide operational insight to enable global manufacturers to improve product quality; decrease costs and risk; maintain or improve compliance; and make strategic, data-driven business decisions. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., with offices in Seattle, London, and Beijing, InfinityQS was founded in 1989 and now services more than 2,500 clients—from the smallest to the world’s leading manufacturers—including Ball Corporation, Boston Scientific, Graham Packaging, and Medtronic. For more information, visit www.infinityqs.com.

About Intelex Technologies
With more than 1,300 customers and 4 million users in 150 countries, Intelex Technologies Inc. is a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) management software. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Intelex is one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies, recognized as a Great Place to Work for over 7 years, recipient of Waterstone’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award, and Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies award. For more information, please visit www.intelex.com

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Perforce and Methodics Deliver Fully Integrated Solution For Highly Scalable Semiconductor Design and Embedded Systems Development

Perforce and Methodics are used by four of the top five semiconductor companies globally.

MINNEAPOLIS, December 3, 2018 – Perforce Software, a global provider of enterprise-grade DevOps-focused software solutions, announced a more advanced integration and strategic partnership with Methodics Inc, the leading provider of enterprise-wide IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solutions for semiconductor and software design. Experts from Methodics will be demonstrating this advanced IP management solution at IQPC’s semiconductor focused ISO26262 conference in Munich, Germany December 4-7.

Perforce’s Helix Core version control system combined with Methodics Percipient IP lifecycle management platform deliver a modern, scalable, and secure solution for collaboration that improves productivity on high-tech hardware and software projects.

“As a Perforce strategic partner in the global semiconductor design segment, Methodics brings significant value to our customers,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce. “We are proud to work with a company as innovative as Methodics. And we look forward to continuing to strengthen and expand our joint penetration of the semiconductor and embedded systems markets.”

Methodics’ approach to delivering end-to-end IPLM solutions is through key integrations with best-in-class industry standard products. It wants to provide the most value and benefit to customers, rather than build proprietary systems that lock customers into a rigid, self-serving design flow.

“Perforce’s acceptance across software and hardware design industries is a natural fit with us,” said Simon Butler, Founder and CEO of Methodics. “Our customers benefit from Perforce’s experience and from the scalability they’ve been able to achieve across global design teams. Together, we are well-positioned to provide the best-in-class enterprise scale solutions required to meet our customers’ needs.”

For more information on the Methodics-Perforce joint solution for semiconductor design please visit perforce.com/resellers/methodics.

About Methodics, Inc.
Methodics, Inc. is a leading provider of IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM), design data management (DM), and storage and workspace optimization/acceleration solutions for digital and analog hardware and software design. Its Percipient™, VersIC™, and WarpStor™ products reduce the time, complexity and costs involved in multi-site and multi-geographic IP-based design and enable compliance to important FuSa standards such as ISO26262. Automating the release process and integrating IP-aware cataloging, bug tracking, and data management built on industry-standard version control tools such as Perforce® ensures efficient global collaboration.

Additional information is available at www.methodics.com.

About Perforce
Perforce is a leading provider of enterprise scale software solutions to technology developers and development operations (“DevOps”) teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale during all phases of the development lifecycle. Enterprises across the globe rely on its agile planning and ALM tools, automated test management, static code analysis, and version control solutions as the foundation for successful DevOps at scale. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.

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Carbon Black Delivers MITRE ATT&CK™ Coverage with Zero Delayed Detections & Zero Tainted Detections

ATT&CK assessment from the MITRE Corporation measured Cb Response’s effectiveness in detecting a range of adversary tactics and techniques

Carbon Black also adds MITRE ATT&CK threat intelligence feeds to Cb Response and Cb ThreatHunter to advance behaviour-based threat hunting across endpoints

READING, UK – 3rd December, 2018 – Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today announced that it delivered zero delayed detections and zero tainted detections in the MITRE Corporation’s Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) assessment. The MITRE assessment tests the ability to quickly detect specific adversary tactics and techniques as captured in the ATT&CK knowledgebase.

The evaluations for this initial testing period used a MITRE-developed APT3 emulation plan on behaviour detection, telemetry and enrichment, among other elements. In the assessment, Cb Response demonstrated it could automatically detect and display adversarial behaviours without humans-in-the-loop across the entire MITRE ATT&CK Matrix, which includes: initial access, execution, privilege escalation, defence evasion, credential access, discovery, lateral movement, collection, exfiltration, and command and control.

For a look at the full report from MITRE on Carbon Black, click here: https://attackevals.mitre.org/evaluations/carbonblack.1.apt3.1.html.

“We’re proud to be among the initial vendors evaluated by MITRE and we’re extremely proud of these results. We attribute our very strong showing to our philosophy of building products the right way for the long haul,” said Scott Lundgren, Carbon Black’s Chief Technology Officer. “Objective, transparent and open testing is critical as a means of driving the industry forward, and the MITRE ATT&CK framework offers a critical look at how real-world attacks play out. We believe MITRE has set an excellent standard for how testing should be conducted in an open, rigorous, and sophisticated way. We thank MITRE for its leadership.”

“We’re very pleased with the participation in our first round of ATT&CK-based evaluations,” said Frank Duff, MITRE lead engineer for the evaluations program. “Effective cybersecurity can’t be done alone. We look forward to continued collaboration with the industry to help vendors understand their capabilities against known adversary behaviours and empower customers to more effectively buy and deploy these security solutions.”

MITRE ATT&CK Threat Intelligence Feeds for Cb Response & Cb ThreatHunter
In conjunction with the assessment results, Carbon Black announced it has added MITRE ATT&CK threat intelligence feeds to Cb Response and Cb ThreatHunter to deliver new behavior-based threat intelligence to customers.

Carbon Black’s MITRE ATT&CK feeds combine the power of Carbon Black’s unfiltered endpoint data collection and a robust collection of adversary techniques to simplify threat detection and threat hunting. The new threat feeds map directly to the various attack tactics outlined by MITRE.

“By adding ATT&CK threat intelligence feeds to Cb Response and Cb ThreatHunter, organisations now have an unfiltered view into all endpoint activity viewed through the lens of attack building blocks and behaviors noted by MITRE. We believe this results in more comprehensive and advanced threat hunting capabilities for security professionals,” said Lundgren. “The ATT&CK threat intelligence feeds directly integrate detection of ATT&CK tactics and techniques into the Cb Response and Cb ThreatHunter products, underscoring Carbon Black’s commitment to ATT&CK and other open standards and frameworks.”
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Eggplant delivers ‘one click’ performance testing for organizations without in-house specialists

Eggplant strengthens solutions for enhanced performance monitoring

November 29 LONDON & BOULDER, ColoEggplant, the customer experience optimization specialist, today announced the latest release of Eggplant Performance, which gives enterprise teams the opportunity to reap the business benefits of performance testing, without the need for in-house skills.

With Eggplant Performance, organizations can run ‘one click’ performance testing, without relying on highly experienced specialists. Using it alongside an Eggplant AI test model, anyone can execute performance tests quickly and easily. Eggplant’s technology then creates a large number of users in the cloud, executes paths based on the model, records page load speeds, and develops a comprehensive performance report.

Eggplant has also added capabilities to Real Customer Insights (RCI), which now includes a chart that illustrates the optimum page load speed for maximum conversions and minimum bounces.

RCI is now able to pinpoint where site performance currently fails different groups of visitors and provides enhanced alerts and notifications that highlight which parts of the website are negatively impacting conversions. Eggplant RCI works alongside Eggplant Performance to gather data to provide businesses with focused user information in order to deliver better user and business outcomes.

To help organizations understand the performance of their online estate, Eggplant has also released Agent 10 in Monitoring Insights. Agent 10 provides deep insight into what is happening on the client-side as well as the server-side to give a complete understanding of the customer experience.

Quotes and Commentary
“Today performance testing is a dark art, reserved for highly experienced specialists. However, Eggplant is working to democratize testing. With Eggplant’s advances in performance testing and customer insights, organizations around the world can better understand user and customer experiences, bringing higher conversion rates without the need for specialist skills.”
Antony Edwards, COO, Eggplant

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About Eggplant
Eggplant, the fastest growing test automation provider and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides user-centric, intelligent testing and performance solutions designed to optimize the digital experience, delight customers, and drive business success. Only Eggplant enables organizations to test, monitor, analyze, and report on the quality and responsiveness of software applications across different interfaces, platforms, browsers, and devices, including mobile, IoT, desktop, and mainframe. Learn more at eggplant.io

Eggplant contacts
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Claire Rowberry, +1 617-785-5571
claire@clearcommsc.com

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ihitel@thecommsco.com

Redgate Software demonstrates ethical selling approach with two big wins at the BESMA Awards

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 27 November 2018 – The recent British Excellence in Sales Management Awards saw Redgate Software doubly rewarded for its efforts in instilling an ethical sales culture. The leading Microsoft data platform tools vendor won gold in both the Sales Director and Key Account Manager of the Year categories.

Now in its 12th year, the BESMA awards represent the UK’s highest level of recognition for outstanding sales achievement, and highlight organizations which demonstrate best practice in sales. Long recognized as the sales industry’s top awards event, the quality of entries increases each year, and 2018 was no different. 800 entries were received from companies like IBM, Marriott Hotels, McAfee, PwC, and Rolls-Royce, and there were 80 finalists across 17 different categories.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of high caliber judges headed by Kerry Nutley, Vice President Digital Sales at BT, and including senior executives from companies as varied as BAE Systems, Experian, Lloyds Register, Microsoft and Siemens.

The awards dinner was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 26 October 2018, where the Redgate sales team saw two of their peers being rewarded.

In the Key Account Manager category, Mike Hallam, a BESMA judge and Director of Indirect Sales at Virgin Media Business, said prior to the winner being announced: “What we as judges are looking for are the finalists to explain to us what they see as the key strategic pillars for them to develop the relationship, how they overcome challenges and objections that the customer may have with them, and equally how they obviously grow the account.”

Key to that was ethical selling – working for the customer, rather than simply focusing on a sale at any cost. In a crowded category with strong candidates from companies like PwC, SSE and Yell, the winner was James King, Redgate Account Executive.

The Sales Director category was equally challenging, and the judges were looking for an individual who had shown motivation and leadership within a culture of responsible and ethical sales, delivering solid results.

As Darren Bayley, a BESMA judge and Vice President of Marketing at Dentsply Sirona, said: “We were looking for someone truly outstanding, both in terms of leadership, strategy, and also delivering results. But really importantly as well, we were looking for someone who puts ethical selling right at the heart of their business.”

Despite competing against an impressive line-up of finalist from the companies like Cognism, Natterbox and Vodafone, the winner was Cassi Roper, Redgate Regional Sales Director.

Redgate was also a finalist in the Sales Employer of the Year category, and the Sales Team of the Year (under 50 people) category, and the awards are a validation of a two year journey for the sales team.

As Cassi Roper said after the ceremony: “I’m delighted to win an award, but I’m also really proud that Redgate was a finalist in four categories. That’s a result of a huge amount of effort from the whole company in supporting the sales effort, opening new sales offices in Australia and Germany as well as the US, and putting customers at the heart of how we work.”

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About Redgate Software
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by over 800,000 IT professionals and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt database DevOps. As well as streamlining database development and preventing the database being a bottleneck, this helps organizations introduce data protection by design and by default. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use Redgate tools, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

For further information, please contact:
Cassi Roper, Regional Sales Director, Redgate Software
Cassi.Roper@red-gate.com

Matt Hilbert, Technology Writer, Redgate Software
Matt.Hilbert@red-gate.com
07564 778274

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