The partnership will advance service delivery and support BCT's exponential growth in the MENA region through virtual SaaS-based customer service
Dubai: Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), a globally recognized provider of digital transformation solutions and services, announced a strategic partnership with One Point One Solutions, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Both organizations will combine capabilities to deliver premium digital transformation services including cloud managed services and sophisticated follow-the-sun virtual customer service.
This partnership will provide customers service level improvements, cost effectiveness and enhanced total experience. One Point One's Network Operating Center (NOC) and proven Virtual Service Desk expertise will augment BCT's AI / ML, Cybersecurity and Automation proficiency to deliver future-fit managed services. This blend of top-notch technology, skilled talent, superior infrastructure, and continuous improvement will be a differentiator. BCT's strong clientele in the region, spread across Telecom, BFSI, Government, Retail and other verticals, will benefit from this strategic partnership and its combined service offerings.
BCT's Executive Vice President, Vish Srinivasan, said,“We want to help clients punch above their weight using agile future-fit cloud managed services without compromising on data regulations. Specifically, for our BFSI customers, this means 24*7 management of mission-critical business applications, their supporting infrastructure, and enhancing efficiencies through automation. BCT's deep domain knowledge, experience, technology competence, and One Point One's process and infrastructure excellence will deliver transformational value to clients. We are excited to drive the benefits of cost and efficiency to our clients in the region through this partnership.”
Akshay Chhabra, Managing Director, One Point One Solutions said,“The combined capabilities of One Point One Solutions and BCT will help advance service delivery and support BCT's exponential growth in the MENA region through virtual SaaS-based customer service. Our partnership with BCT further strengthens our portfolio and value proposition to our clients worldwide. We look forward to enabling organizations globally and helping them simplify their processes and achieve better speed and agility in their operations.'
About Bahwan CyberTek (BCT)
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is a global provider of digital transformation solutions in the areas of Predictive Analytics, Digital Experience and Digital Supply Chain Management, and has delivered solutions in 20 countries across North America, the Middle East, Far East, Africa and Asia. Driving innovation through outcome-based business models, proven and powerful IP solutions, BCT is a trusted partner for over 1000+ customers, including Fortune 500 companies. With strong capabilities in Digital Technologies, BCT has over 3400 associates with technical and domain expertise, delivering solutions to the Oil & Gas, Telecom, Power, Government, Banking, Retail and SCM / Logistics verticals. With a focus on joint innovation, BCT has partnered with leading global technology organizations such as Oracle, IBM and TIBCO to deliver differentiated value to customers. BCT is recognized at CMMi level 5 and is an ISO certified organization.
About One Point One Solutions
One Point One Solutions is a leading player in Business Process Management (BPM). The company was incorporated in the year 2006. The company offers technology, accounting, skill-development and analytical solutions that help businesses build better capabilities and enable them to achieve seamless growth. The company serves a broad spectrum of industries like Telecom & Broadcasting, Retail and E-commerce, Consumer Durables & FMCG, Banking and Finance, Travel & Hospitality and Insurance.The company has 5 service centres located across Navi Mumbai, Gurgaon, Chennai, Bangalore and Indore with 5,500+ seats on per shift basis. The company offers services like customer care, lead generation, content management, voice analytics, accounts payable and receivable, SME Management, predictive analytics, Chat bots, IVR, voice analytics and E-mail management. Akshay Chhabra is the founder of 1Point1 Solutions Ltd., he focuses on technology-driven innovation to build efficiencies and surge ahead in the BPM space.
The company got listed in the year 2017. The company boasts of 40 leading clientele spread across sectors. Some of the leading clienteles are SBI Cards, Godrej Appliance, Kotak Securities, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors Finance Ltd., Airtel, Adani, Go Air and Mahanagar Gas to name a few.
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Global Master Data Management (MDM) Market Size, Status, and Forecast 2022-2028. In-depth research accumulated to offer Latest insights about acute features of the global Master Data Management (MDM) market. This report provides a detailed overview of key factors in the Master Data Management (MDM) Market and factors such as driver, restraint, past and current trends, regulatory scenarios and technology development. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the industry was fully assessed. Fully risk assessment and industry recommendations were made for Master Data Management (MDM) in a special period. This report also compares the markets of Pre COVID-19 and Post COVID-19. In addition, research considers the impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy.
Over the next five years the Master Data Management (MDM) market will register a 13.4% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ 6641.4 million by 2026.
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SAP, Oracle, IBM, Informatica, Stibo Systems, TIBCO Software, Riversand Technologies, Orchestra Networks, EnterWorks, Magnitude, Talend, SAS Institute, Microsoft, KPMG, Teradata, Software AG, Agility Multichannel, VisionWare, SupplyOn AG, Sunway World, Yonyou, and Others.
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Master Data Management (MDM) is a method of helping organizations in linking all critical and important data to a master file.
MDM is the process of the collection of best data management practices. The benefits of the Master Data Management (MDM) model increase as the number and diversity of organizational units, the role of workers, and the expansion of computing applications. MDM may be more valuable to large or complex businesses than small, medium, or simple businesses. Master data management can facilitate the operation of a variety of system architectures, platforms and applications.
The key industries are: Banking, Finance and Insurance (BFSI); IT and Telecommunications, Government & Health Care, Manufacturing & Logistics, Others. Manufacturing & Logistics was the largest application which took up about 25.5% of the global total in 2017, closely followed by Banking, Finance and Insurance (BFSI); IT and Telecommunications.
The Leading growing markets are China, India, Southeast Asia, etc. USA, Europe, Japan, etc. are the mature market with lower growth rate.
USA is the largest consumption countries of master data management in the world in the past few years and it will keep increasing in the next few years. USA market took up about 35% the global market in 2017, while Europe was about 30%, and China is followed with the share about 10%.
USA, Denmark, UK and China are now the key developers of master data management. There are some other vendors, such as Sunway World, Yonyou, etc. in China, but the Chinese market is still controlled by foreign vendors.
SAP, Oracle, IBM, Informatica, Stibo Systems, TIBCO Software, Riversand Technologies, Orchestra Networks, EnterWorks and Magnitude are the key suppliers in the global Master data management market. Top 10 took up about 50% of the global market in 2017. Abroad vendors took up more than 50% of the Chinese market.
Most important types of Master Data Management (MDM) covered in this report are:
Most widely used downstream fields of Master Data Management (MDM) market covered in this report are:
Banking, Finance and Insurance (BFSI)
IT and Telecommunications
Government & Health Care
Manufacturing & Logistics
Region Included are: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Oceania, South America, Middle East & Africa
Country Level Break-Up: United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Germany, United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, Russia, France, Poland, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Australia and New Zealand etc.
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Data management firm TIBCO has unveiled its new TIBCO ModelOps platform designed to enable faster deployment of AI models at scale.
The Palo Alto-based company cited a 2021 survey from NewVantage Partners that showed a majority of surveyed companies are spending more on their AI initiatives, yet very few have deployed models on a large enough scale for tangible business value or problem solving.
“While 92% of firms spent more overall on data science in 2021 compared to previous years, only 12.1% deployed it at scale. To help organizations realize the value of their AI deployments, we’ve designed a system that puts self-service access to data science firmly in the hands of teams, including business users,” said Mark Palmer, senior VP of engineering, TIBCO. “This allows decision-making teams to choose the algorithm they want, work from any cloud service, and run it safely, securely, and at scale. This is a bold step to enabling business users to take AI out of the lab and out on the road.”
AI operations teams are tasked with building and managing AI models into production environments quickly and efficiently, but problems can arise, especially with large scale projects. TIBCO says its ModelOps solution “aids AI teams in confronting critical deployment hurdles like ease-of-applying analytics to applications, identification and mitigation of bias, and transparency and manageability of an algorithm’s behavior within business-critical applications.” The product is format-agnostic and supports all common model formats, whether in the cloud or on premises, including API-based models. Governed models can be added to the company’s other solutions such as its Spotfire analytics platform, its on-demand Data Virtualization tool, or its streaming analytics platform, TIBCO Streaming.
TIBCO surveyed its own customers and found that many organizations are managing hundreds or even thousands of analytic models and workflows. The company asserts its ModelOps uses low or no-code tooling and is suitable for all users to manage and deploy models, whether they are data scientists or analysts, IT or business users, with total governance and management capabilities. The product features model performance observability options through customizable Spotfire dashboards, and TIBCO says that problems are addressed before automation failure occurs, ensuring more safety and security of deployment.
South Korean memory chipmaker SK Hynix was part of TIBCO’s design and beta testing program for ModelOps: “As the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker, we have aggressive growth goals as we expand our fabrication capacity. Optimizing the yield of our processes, predicting when problems are about to occur, and fixing them before they occur, is a huge competitive advantage for us,” said InSoo Ryu, technical leader, SK Hynix. “The ability to quickly deploy, measure, and adjust models of any kind – machine learning models, python code, rules and more—is essential to our success. TIBCO ModelOps is the right platform to scale our data science efforts with a more governed, process-oriented approach to data science operationalization.”
TIBCO also released a master data management SaaS solution, TIBCO Cloud EBX. Cloud EBX users can manage their corporate data, including master data, reference data, and metadata, from anywhere. “The solution is part of TIBCO Cloud Passport, a new consumption-based pricing plan, which enables flexible FinOps (financial operations) and access to all TIBCO SaaS capabilities under a single model. This allows companies to quickly scale their MDM needs without operational complexity,” the company said.
Additionally, TIBCO has announced a significant expansion of its TIBCO Cloud Integration iPaaS product which it says broadens capabilities for integrating applications, data, devices, or other digital assets across hybrid environments. Much like the emphasis on speed seen with ModelOps, Cloud Integration can help businesses accelerate and simplify their application development to stay ahead of the competition.
“It’s essential for organizations to focus on data to overcome today’s many business challenges. Properly leveraging data can empower businesses to turn those challenges into opportunities,” said Randy Menon, senior vice president and general manager, Connect and TIBCO Cloud, TIBCO. “TIBCO Cloud delivers scalable, adaptable solutions that drive integration between all systems, operations, and processes. Together, we enable our customers to unlock the power of real-time data.”
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Jul 12, 2022 (Alliance News via COMTEX) -- Key Companies Covered in the Function-as-a-Service Market Research are Amazon Web Services, Google LLC, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Tibco Software Inc., SAP SE, Infosys Limited, Rogue Wave Software, Inc. and Dynatrace LLC.and other key market players.
Function as a service is a cloud computing service which provides customers with a platform for developing, managing and running application functionalities without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure. In addition, it provides a serverless way to execute modular pieces of code on the edge.
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Many organizations are adopting function as a service for improving developer velocity, increases the cost efficiency and built in scalability. It provides software developer to update a piece of code, which can be executed in response to any events, such as user clicking on an element in web application.
Several benefits such as reduced costs, enhanced scalability, quicker time to release boost and more flexibility boost the adoption of this technology among the enterprises.
In addition, Rise in need to eliminate server management and rapid growth of the app development market along with shift from DevOps toward serverless computing drives the growth of the market. However, issues associated with third-part APIs such as lock-in problems, security & compliance concerns and other architectural complexities hinders the growth of the market. Furthermore, high growth of cloud-based services and rise in IoT-based devices are expected to present major opportunities for the market growth during the forecast period.
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Integration Across All TIBCO Cloud Services and Data Sources Improves Management of Master, Reference, and Metadata
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 13, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world’s most complex data-driven challenges. Today, TIBCO announced the release of TIBCO Cloud™ EBX®, an innovative, powerful Master Data Management (MDM) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. TIBCO Cloud EBX enables users to manage corporate data from anywhere, including master data, reference data, and metadata. As a SaaS offering, EBX® now delivers self-service access of cloud-native MDM capabilities to customers for faster, smarter implementation. The solution is part of TIBCO Cloud™ Passport, a new consumption-based pricing plan, which enables flexible FinOps (financial operations) and access to all TIBCO SaaS capabilities under a single model. This allows companies to quickly scale their MDM needs without operational complexity.
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Now part of the TIBCO® Connected Intelligence Cloud, EBX shares a single point of access to TIBCO’s innovative suite of products, accelerating the customer data management journey. This includes award-winning iPaaS capabilities for data integration, along with robust analytics that empower all users to extract key insights from any data across all domains. These services offer TIBCO Cloud EBX users centralized user management, regional availability, scalability, and robust security services from an ISO 27001-certified platform.
"The growing number of enterprise applications hosted in the cloud has opened the data flood gates, and organizations are struggling to keep up with managing data. There is also a clear need for better data management and compliance across environments, especially data in the cloud," said Mark Palmer, senior vice president, engineering, TIBCO. "TIBCO Cloud EBX offers our customers a holistic and trusted view of all of their data, delivering an MDM SaaS solution with embedded access to industry-leading visual analytics, data science workbench, and model operationalization capabilities through TIBCO Cloud."
A centerpiece of TIBCO’s Agile Data Fabric blueprint, TIBCO Cloud EBX is a one-stop shop for managing data, delivered in an agile, low-code/no-code platform that speeds time-to-market and accelerates business outcomes, while managing risk and compliance. Core features now delivered as-a-service in TIBCO Cloud EBX include:
Agility Through Model-Driven Design: Implementing an agile, model-driven process for data management enables organizations to start small and adapt over time. Active data governance helps users securely manage and track updates to their data via guided workflow, while robust data lifecycle management allows users to easily manage past, present, and future versions of master data.
Ability to Manage Every Data Domain: TIBCO Cloud EBX delivers a cloud-native, multi-domain MDM solution across master, reference, and metadata in a single offering. Robust hierarchy management includes all types of hierarchies and any number of alternate hierarchies, which helps provide a critical and holistic understanding of data relationships. Smart match-and-merge functionality makes it easier than ever to configure match rules, create enhanced golden data records, simplify data stewardship, and preserve data lineage. Lastly, advanced search and query supports easy-to-use search capabilities for all users across their data, using a powerful built-in query language.
Fast Integration and Access to All Data: Enhancements enable organizations to effortlessly import or export bulk data and support integration patterns with APIs for REST and SOAP. Finally, businesses can accelerate time-to-value by unlocking distributed on-premises, cloud, and hybrid cloud data, no matter where it resides, and delivering that data to wherever it's needed.
TIBCO Cloud EBX offers an increased level of governance and compliance, democratizing data across the enterprise and unleashing the power of collaboration. MDM-as-a-service scales as the business grows and delivers the most holistic multi-domain data management capabilities businesses need to make faster, smarter decisions.
"TIBCO Cloud EBX offers new, more flexible options to deploy our data anywhere and everywhere," said Jean-Marc Viallatte, vice president, supply chain group, Arkema. "We expect to leverage this new as-a-service offering to deploy our data fabric throughout the world with more flexible cloud operations and the ability to scale our usage up and down more easily. Implementing data management as-a-service helps us better control our costs and get more people involved in working with shared data."
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(Bloomberg) -- Tom Krause, who stepped down Monday as president of Broadcom Inc.’s software group, has been named chief executive officer of the company being formed via the merger of Citrix Systems Inc. and Tibco Software.
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Citrix said Monday that Krause is to become CEO after that deal closes, confirming a report by Bloomberg News. The transaction is slated to close in the third quarter.
Krause, 44, was one of the chief negotiators in Broadcom’s $61 billion acquisition of cloud-computing company VMware Inc. He joined Broadcom in 2012 and became its chief financial officer in 2016. Since 2020, he’s led the chip firm’s six software divisions.
Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners agreed to buy Citrix in January for about $13 billion, with plans to merge it with Vista portfolio company Tibco.
“Tom is the right leader for the combined company, bringing decades of deep industry experience and an unparalleled track record of building companies and setting them up for sustainable growth and value creation,” Elliott’s head of North American private equity David Kerko, said in a statement.
Vista Equity Partners Managing Director John Stalder said the firm has the “highest confidence in Tom’s ability to lead the combined teams.”
Citrix makes software that workers use to log onto to their corporate programs virtually. Tibco is an enterprise data management firm. The combination will create one of the world’s largest software providers, serving 400,000 customers, according to a statement announcing the merger.
“I am excited to partner with the leadership teams and talented employees from Citrix and Tibco around the world to drive growth and ensure a successful path forward for the combined company,” Krause said.
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Broadcom Software president Tom Krause, who was slated to lead VMware post-acquisition, has jumped ship to become the CEO of the soon-to-be combined Citrix Systems-Tibco Software company.
Krause was a key negotiator in Broadcom’s upcoming US$61 billion purchase of virtualisation and cloud software superstar VMware. Once VMware was acquired by Broadcom, it was set to become part of Broadcom’s Software Group under Krause’s leadership.
However, with Krause leaving, his position as president of Broadcom’s Software Group will be eliminated, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Broadcom’s president and CEO, Hock Tan, will assume Krause’s responsibilities.
Krause’s last day with Broadcom is Friday, 15 July.
“Citrix and Tibco are pioneers in their respective markets, and I am honored to take the helm of a global enterprise software leader that will continue to accelerate digital transformations and the future of hybrid work,” said Krause in a statement. “I am excited to partner with the leadership teams and talented employees from Citrix and Tibco around the world to drive growth and ensure a successful path forward for the combined company.”
Private equity firms Vista Equity Partners and Elliott Investment Management agreed to acquire Citrix earlier this year for $16 billion. The firms plan to merge Citrix with Tibco, a Vista portfolio company, within the next few months.
Krause’s history with Broadcom
Krause first joined Broadcom in 2012 and became its CFO a few years later.
In 2020, he was promoted to lead the chip company’s six software divisions as president of Broadcom’s Software Group, which he helped form.
During his Broadcom tenure, he drove the acceleration of innovation and the building of a portfolio of business software that modernized, optimized and protected the world’s most complex hybrid IT environments, according to a release.
At the soon-to-be formed Citrix-Tibco, Krause will be tasked with bringing together two dissimilar companies.
“I am confident and excited to see how the combined company will accelerate innovation and growth as a private company under Tom’s leadership and help our customers empower secure hybrid work,” said Bob Calderoni, Citrix chairman of the board and interim president and CEO, in a statement.
Broadcom and Citrix leadership changes
With Krause’s software leadership position eliminated at Broadcom, the company said that Charlie Kawwas, currently COO of Broadcom, has been named president of the company’s new Semiconductor Solutions Group.
Kawwas will oversee the company’s broad semiconductor portfolio with his new position taking effect on 11 July. He will remain responsible for Broadcom’s global operations and sales for its Semiconductor and Brocade Storage Networking businesses.
Dan Streetman will continue to serve as Tibco CEO. Calderoni will continue to serve as Citrix interim president and CEO until the completion of the combination of Citrix and Tibco.
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OBERNAI, France (VN) — The Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift has made its mark on cycling, not just for the way that it has platformed women’s cycling for a worldwide audience, but there have been some technical innovations that could have a lasting impact.
Bringing more information to the audience has long been a debate in cycling with speeds, heart rates, watts, and more being beamed to fans in recent years. The Tour de France Femmes has seen something new being tested with team radio being broadcast during the stage.
It is the first time that television viewers have been able to hear the conversations between teams and riders while the race is happening. Sport directors are still getting used to the idea that their comments are being broadcast, but all those that VeloNews spoke to thought it was a good thing.
“It’s an interesting step because it’s also giving the viewers an insight into the race,” EF Education-Tibco-SVB sport director Daniel Foder told VeloNews. “For me, it’s not something that I’m thinking about. I think it was on stage 2 or 3, apparently, someone had listened, and they reminded me that they could hear what I was saying so I said I hope I didn’t say something stupid.
“I think it’s a good idea and a fun idea and it may deliver people at home a little bit of a feeling of what is going on behind the scenes and all of that.”
Plans to trial this system, which is already seen in sports such as Formula One, have been in place for some time, but the teams were approached about it in the weeks leading up to the race.
Race organizer ASO gave teams the option of whether or not to have it with nine teams ultimately going for it, with a mixture of WorldTeams and Continental squads. The teams who have their radio conversations broadcast are Canyon-SRAM, FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope, Stade Rochelais Charente Maritime, St-Michel Auber 93, SD Worx, Arkea, ED Education-Tibco-SVB, AG Insurance-NXTG, and Team DSM.
It doesn’t mean that teams who are not being broadcast on television rejected the idea. VeloNews spoke to several teams who had discussions with ASO about using the system and were open to it but stopped receiving correspondence from the organizer.
“I knew a few weeks already. I think it’s positive for cycling in general. At first, I had questions like how does it work and is really straight from the moment I say something that it goes right on television,” DSM sport director Albert Timmer told VeloNews. “The exact delay time I’m not sure but I know that there are people in between that listen and check what is useful for the television show.
“We have an extra box in the car that connects to the rider radio. It’s not so much, I have a lot more cables in my car, but otherwise, it’s actually fine.”
In Formula One, a large amount of the team radio is broadcast during the race with a small timing delay. Teams have developed codes to ensure that their tactics are not revealed to their rivals and therefore hurting them, with things as simple as plan A or B, or more unusual phrases such as the “Multi 21” that was supposed to keep Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in place at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2013.
At the moment, only a very small amount of the team radio has been used during the Tour de France Femmes broadcasts. There has been a loose agreement between the ASO and teams that tactical discussions will not be broadcast.
Unlike F1, there are workarounds as riders can drop down to the car and talk with the DS. For now at least, there the teams aren’t coming up with complicated code systems for their tactics.
“We have not been coached for the radio yet. Maybe that’s coming for the future, but at the moment no,” SD Worx sport director Danny Stam joked with VeloNews.
“It was explained to me that they can listen to the complete radio and then they will put it on the television with a delay of some time and also that they will filter what information that they use and any information that involves tactics they will pull out. That’s the trust that you need to deliver them, but until now there has been nothing strange.”
EF Education DS Foder believes that the system would fall out of favor with teams if ASO or other organizers broadcast team tactics.
“Of course, there can be tactical discussions in the car and that is something we want to keep for ourselves,” he said. “Of course, our tactics can be exposed but I also think that the people behind this system are careful about what information is published. I think if team tactics were exposed then I think that teams wouldn’t want to use it.”
Though there are parts of the team radio that DSs and riders might prefer to remain unbroadcast, the resounding feeling appears to be that access to it for fans is something that cycling should be doing more of.
“I think it’s a benefit for the public and the spectators like to see it. Personally, I don’t like to deliver my tactics away but on the other side if it makes cycling more interesting then it’s a good move,” Stam said. “Fans really like this kind of information. It’s always good to see from the outside what is happening in the race. I think a lot of people don’t understand what is happening, they just see a bike race. They don’t know the rest.”