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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GigaSpaces Launches v14.0 of In-Memory Computing Platforms InsightEdge and XAP for Smarter, Faster Insights to Action

Includes Full Support for Kubernetes Simplified Container Deployment for Cloud, On-Premise and Hybrid Environments and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory   

New York, NY — December 05, 2018 — GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, a leading in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, announced today the general availability of InsightEdge Platform v14.0 and XAP v14.0, to simplify customers’ development and deployment of applications required for time-sensitive and mission-critical services.

New features and functionality in version 14.0 include:

  • Kubernetes environment support; for simplifying deployment in cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments
  • Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory integration utilizing GigaSpaces MemoryXtend module to significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase capacity with near in-memory performance
  • Customized rebalancing policies to perform a hot swap during runtime without having to reload the data
  • Data visualization with faster access to Apache Zeppelin for InsightEdge users only

This latest version is designed to help enterprises leverage and analyze their data for real-time impact in an optimized manner to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage.

“The digitalization of business generates an inexhaustible demand for faster performance, greater scalability and deeper real-time insight, which is boosting innovation around IMC technologies,”  according to Gartner analyst Massimo Pezzini, in the report Predicts 2018: In-Memory Computing Technologies Remain Pervasive as Adoption Grows.

GigaSpaces is among a select group of ISVs (including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft) who have integrated with Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory  technology prior to broad availability in the first half of 2019.  GigaSpaces’ integration leverages Intel’s groundbreaking technology in a uniquely efficient manner. Indexes, stored in-memory, access the desired data from this new data storage layer, according to the business logic defined by the customer and not only according to simpler LRU methods. Intel Optane Persistent Memory’s higher data capacity and increased speed are leveraged for accelerated data processing compared with SSD technology, along with faster and more accurate analytics, by enabling real-time machine learning to run on larger data sets at sub-second latency.  Additionally, the number of required servers is dramatically reduced resulting in smaller footprint with lower power consumption, maintenance, network and other overhead costs.

This latest release of InsightEdge Platform and XAP also supports the Kubernetes environment for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications at scale for cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments for major cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP and others.  Kubernetes is No. 1 in terms of activity on GitHub, with over 1500 contributors and is already considered the de-facto standard for cloud-native orchestration. Kubernetes’ Stateful Sets are utilized to enable self-healing, load balancing, and automatic roll backs for minimal downtime and zero data loss.  Auto-deployment of data services, visualization tools and Machine Learning frameworks such as Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin are supported.

“Obtaining smart, real-time insights and acting on them within a critical time frame, especially at scale, is a challenge for many enterprises “said Yoav Einav, VP Product at GigaSpaces.  “With this release of InsightEdge Platform and XAP, we continue to innovate and simplify the development and deployment of smarter, faster applications and services across cloud, on-premise and hybrid with optimized TCO, helping our customers accelerate their data-driven initiatives.”

For a more in depth description of the features of the GigaSpaces In-Memory Computing Platforms v14.0, click here.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces provides leading in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing.  With GigaSpaces, enterprises can operationalize machine learning and transactional processing to gain real-time insights on their data and act upon them in the moment.  The always-on platforms for mission-critical applications across cloud, on-premise or hybrid, are leveraged by hundreds of Tier-1 and Fortune-listed organizations worldwide across financial services, retail, transportation, telecom, healthcare, and more. GigaSpaces offices are located in the US, Europe and Asia.

More at www.gigaspaces.com and blog.gigaspaces.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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SmartBear Named A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant For Software Test Automation

SmartBear Recognized as the Vendor Positioned Highest on the Ability to Execute Axis in the Magic Quadrant
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — November 29, 2018 — SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, was named aLeader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation.[1] Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recognized SmartBear for the fourth consecutive year, and its first year as a Leader. The company believes this position is recognition of the commitment SmartBear has made to accelerate delivery by enabling continuous testing.The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate companies in the Magic Quadrant include completeness of vision and ability to execute. This Magic Quadrant examined 11 software test automation vendors across a range of criteria and positioned SmartBear as a Leader.

“We’re proud to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant,” said Christian Wright, Chief Product Officer and Executive GM at SmartBear. “We believe our Leader position reaffirms our vision of enabling quality throughout the software development lifecycle through a comprehensive test automation portfolio. We see Gartner’s recognition reflects the excellent feedback we receive from our vast customer base and our teams’ ability to deliver open, collaborative, and easy-to-use tools to our users.”

SmartBear has continued to push continuous testing across the entire software delivery lifecycle, providing a portfolio of tools that enable business stakeholders, developers, QA professionals, and operations teams to easily design, test, and monitor at both the API and UI layer. Their strong support for open source communities like the OpenAPI InitiativeSwaggerSoapUI, and Selenium has been a catalyst behind their bottoms-up growth throughout organizations of every size – including Wistia, Discover, and JetBlue.

Over the last year, SmartBear product development efforts and acquisitions continue to lead and shape the market:

  • SmartBear now offers the most comprehensive set of test management offerings with its acquisition of ZephyrZephyr has two main products: Zephyr for Jira which supports Atlassian customers that want native test management inside their project management solution and Zephyr Enterprise that helps enable enterprise testing teams looking for a modern replacement for HP Quality Center.
  • SmartBear also acquired HipTest, the first continuous testing platform with native BDD support. HipTest empowers Agile and DevOps teams to deliver high quality software, faster, by collaborating on an idea, testing code continuously, and generating living documentation for real-time insights.
  • SmartBear added Artificial Intelligence to TestComplete to feature the industry’s first hybrid object recognition engine that marries property-based recognition with AI-powered visual recognition. This new addition eliminates common accuracy and reliability issues for UI test automation engineers when testing charts, PDFs, consoles, mainframe, and packaged applications.

To access a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, visit https://smartbear.com/resources/white-papers/gartner-magic-quadrant-2018/

1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, November 27, 2018.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SmartBear

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear.

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