Campaign highlights move away from traditional beliefs about software piracy as industry now focuses on the legally minded, accidental license infringement
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and long-term industry member V.i. Labs, have launched a campaign aimed at educating software providers about individuals and businesses who unintentionally use software that is not licensed correctly. The campaign dispels long held beliefs that have resonated within the industry for decades – that all pirates are individuals who deliberately copy and use software with no regard to intellectual property. Not so.
Working together, FAST and V.i. Labs aim to raise awareness of the realities of unpaid licenses and accidental, but material, infringement. Legally inclined businesses and end users who are unaware that they are using unlicensed software represent a significant business opportunity for software providers.
NORWICH, UK, April 28th, 2016 - FXHOME today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express, designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
It used to be time-consuming and difficult for filmmakers to create amazing content and share it with the world. HitFilm 4 Express gives the YouTube generation the best tools and all the help they need to get started. After bringing on board hundreds of thousands of users since last July alone, HitFilm has become one of the fastest growing video editors in the world. Whether creators are looking for an editor, a visual effects toolkit or a supportive creative community, they start with HitFilm 4 Express.
STERLING, Va. -- April 26, 2016; Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released the findings from its third global DDoS Attacks and Protection Report titled The Threatscape Widens: DDoS Aggression and the Evolution of IoT Risks. The April 2016 report follows a survey of over 1,000 IT professionals across six continents, and reveals that few organizations globally are being spared DDoS attacks. With the bombardment fairly constant throughout 2015, it is no longer a matter of if or when attacks might happen, but how often and how long the attack will last. Faced with this ongoing onslaught, the report demonstrates that increasingly DDoS-defense savvy organizations are now arming themselves accordingly.
The research results show that although revenue loss caused by a DDoS related outage is usually the main concern, 57% of all breaches involved some sort of theft including intellectual property and customer data as well as financial information. More troubling, following the initial breach, 45% of organizations reported the installation of a virus or malware - a sign that attackers are interested in causing ongoing harm.
The research highlights that although DDoS attack tactics continue to evolve from single large attacks intended to take a website offline to the multi-vector attacks we are seeing today, organizations are fighting back. The good news is 76% of companies are investing more in DDoS protection than in 2014 and 47% of the attacked organizations are participating in security consortiums to share information on threats and counter measures.
With the emergence of new data sources such as social media, mobile applications, and sensor-equipped “Internet of Things” networks, enterprises applications today are adopting disruptive technologies to manage the higher volume of information; specially when the data itself arrives at much faster rates and is more complex and dynamic than existing transactional sources.
The scalable storage, powerful data processing and embedded analytics engines allows you to easily access, enrich and analyze variety and volume of big data to deliver real-time insights into areas such as operational performance, customer satisfaction, and competitor behavior.
Preservica v5.6’s rich set of new features include easy “drag & drop” collection re-arrangement, support for virtual collections, recoverable delete, advanced catalog synchronization with ArchivesSpace, public access faceted search and new digital preservation tools including migration of video files to web-friendly HTML-5.
Boston, MA US | April 2016 | Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation, has announced the latest release (v5.6) of its Digital Preservation and Access software. The new features build on Preservica’s active post-ingest file format migration and storage management to give libraries, museums, archives and businesses new levels of control and flexibility over how they manage, arrange, migrate, share and store their valuable digital content overtime - as needs, demands and technologies change.
You probably haven’t thought about your About Me page in years. At least, if you’re anything like me.
But you’re doing this at your own peril. Statistically speaking, your About Me page is one of the top 10 most visited pages on your site.
That’s why I want to share with you the tips to make yours become a productive power page.
Your “About Me” page of your website should serve several purposes. For starters, it should introduce you to potential new readers. It should show off a bit of your personality and writing style, explain why you are someone who knows what you’re talking about, and simultaneously entertain and educate your readers. Sounds like a big task, right? Because it is.
Writing a solid About page isn’t easy, especially when you consider the dozens of other jobs that any blog maintainer already has on a given day.
But putting in a little bit of effort and making sure to include a few things will take your About page from a zero to a hero in no time.
Organizations in the retail sector experienced almost three times as many attacks as those in the financial sector
20 April 2016 – New research published today in the NTT 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report reveals that cybercriminals have shifted their focus from traditional financial markets, to targeting the retail sector. Retail organizations experienced nearly three times as many cyberattacks as those in the finance sector which was top of the list of cyberattacks on organizations in the 2015 report. Cyberattacks on financial industry dropped significantly to fourteenth position.
NTT’s annual Global Threat Intelligence Report contains security threats gathered during 2015 from 8,000 clients of NTT Group security companies including Dimension Data, Solutionary, NTT Com Security, NTT R&D, and NTT Innovation Institute (NTTi3). This year’s data is based on 3.5 trillion security logs and 6.2 billion attacks. Data is also gathered from 24 Security Operations Centres and seven research and development centers of the NTT Group.
Alfresco delivers its next generation of leading, tightly integrated ECM and BPM solutions with Ness SES development and test services
TEANECK, NJ – April 19, 2016 – Ness Software Engineering Services (SES), a leading provider of software product engineering services, today revealed how it has contributed to the successful release of the latest versions of Alfresco One and Activiti by Alfresco Software, the leading open-source provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Alfresco is enabling companies to meet their digital transformation goals through platforms its customers trust to take full advantage of their content, people, and business processes. Ness is helping Alfresco by providing ongoing software development, support and test engineering services.
RiskIQ find 59% of UK citizens using personal devices to access corporate networks use the same device to access illegal pirate content
London, UK. 19 April 2016 – New research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, has found that a shocking 6 in 10 (59%) Brits who use personal devices for work also use the same device for streaming or downloading pirated content.
Whilst the research, conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ, found that 80% of individuals in the UK who access pirated content on these devices do consider the personal security risks of doing so, such as a malware infection, 4 in 10 (40%) do not consider the security implications for their organization when accessing this content.
PAREXEL And EMC Form Alliance To Provide Cloud-Based Document And Regulatory Information Management Services
PAREXEL enhances its Regulatory Cloud; leverages EMC® Documentum® for Life Sciences software solution suite to offer an end-to-end regulatory solution
LONDON, 13th April, 2016 - PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organisation, and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced they have entered into an alliance to offer an end-to-end Regulatory Information Management (RIM) and Regulatory Content Management solution.
Searchmetrics Suite™ Ranks Mobile App Performance, Delivers Unique Competitor Keyword Insights and Provides Error-Tracking and Alerts for Critical Web Pages
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- April 5, 2016 – Searchmetrics today announced several new features for its industry-leading search and content performance software suite, including the first-ever ability for online marketers to track and compare how their mobile apps perform in paid and organic searches.
Searchmetrics’ Mobile App Rankings is the first to automate the way app owners and their marketing teams track a particular application’s performance against competitors. Google and other search engines are increasingly displaying mobile apps as potential answers to user queries in mobile search results, making search an important channel for driving app installs and attracting traffic, engagement and app conversions.
“Searchmetrics is constantly improving its software suite to provide valuable data and insights to help online marketers refine their strategies,’’ said Marcus Tober, founder and CTO of Searchmetrics.
123ContactForm announces today that a new integration for its CaptainForm plugin is live: WordPress users registration. The integration is suitable for those who need to sign up new users on their WordPress websites through a registration form and is available on the Hero plan.
It allows anyone to create WordPress users through form submissions in just a few steps. This new integration is important when protected content is published on a WordPress site and users need a special WordPress user account to have access to that content.
With the help of it, different roles can be created such as editors, administrators, authors subscribers, contributors, which is helpful especially for users who have a blog or a forum.
To add the WordPress users integration is a breeze. The first requirement is to install and activate the CaptainForm plugin. Then, users need to go to the form editor and build the registration form. After the registration form is created, just a few more steps are required. Find out more details here.
Proven leader in the software and communications industry brings extensive business knowledge and strategic vision to lead the company to next stages of growth
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – 23 March, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced it has named Adolfo Hernandez as CEO. Effective 18th April 2016, Hernandez brings over 25 years of experience in results-driven leadership and a proven record of global business transformation to the organization. Appointed by the SDL Board of Directors, Hernandez will lead the executive team to continue to expand SDL’s language and global content technology footprint globally.
The Board selected Adolfo because of his strong software and services background and deep understanding of the technology heritage of SDL’s business. He has experience at senior levels in public and private companies, has impressive leadership credentials and has a track record for building and running large scale, complex businesses.
Just in time for Spring. A review of the Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller.
A few years ago, I wanted to replace the water controller for my lawn's sprinkler system. To my surprise, I found even the most basic controller was too expensive to justify replacing my failing system. Then came along Blossom. I found Blossom's original Smart Watering Controller was not only smarter than traditional controllers but also competitively priced. So in 2015, I bought the Blossom, installed it, and smartly watered my lawn all summer long. To date, it is one of the best investments I've made when it comes to lawn care.
This year Blossom is introducing its new, eight-zone Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller. Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and a sleek, slim, low-profile design, Blossom 8 is a highly reliable, simple, cost-effective solution that takes the guesswork out of controlling your sprinklers and simplifies your life. Blossom is continuing its efforts in changing the way we water our lawns. They're doing this by moving away from conventional watering controllers that don’t take actual water needs to a smart system that waters based on vegetation type and rainfall numbers into account.
Tapping into the power of cloud computing, Blossom 8 self-programs existing sprinklers based on local forecast and daily data from thousands of weather stations and satellites – combined with user feedback – to create the ideal watering schedule. Blossom’s technology helps ensure that each section of a yard is specifically watered based on layout and vegetation.
CMS users to benefit from 34 new features including drag and drop image management tool, image manipulation, and email update notification
NEW YORK, NY, March 21, 2016 - Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to mobile applications, today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.5. The newest version of the CMS is intended to dramatically improve the user experience for developers and administrators through the introduction of 34 new features, including support for the recently released PHP7 scripting language, which significantly increases web site speed. The 3.5 update also includes email update notifications, a drag and drop image management tool, and an anonymized statistics collection plug-in - a safe data collection mechanism - that will help planning for future development of the CMS.
New Feature Delivers an Increased Level of Security Within WordPress for All Customers
London, UK -- March 21, 2016 -- WP Engine, which powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the introduction of two-factor authentication for the User Portal, adding an additional level of security for all managed hosting customers. This free opt-in feature will be available to all 42,000 WP Engine customers effective immediately.
Recognizing that companies need more sophisticated solutions for protecting their digital identities, WP Engine releases two-factor authentication to further the multiple security features of its platform and services. Two-factor authentication helps prevent unauthorized third parties from gaining access to customers’ sites and potentially harming their business. Additionally, this feature ensures that even if a user’s password is compromised, their account remains secure as long as the second factor remains out of reach to the attacker.
New Solution Intelligently Unifies Information Silos and Business Systems with Patent-Pending Technology that will Disrupt ECM and EIM Landscape
Thursday 17th March 2016 - M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that leverage a unique new metadata-based approach to dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information, today announced a $36 million round of Series B funding led by Partech Ventures, with participation from Finnish Industry Investment and Draper Esprit.
M-Files continues to experience explosive worldwide growth resulting in a six-year compound growth rate of nearly 1,000 percent. The new investment will further accelerate existing sales and marketing activities, as well as expansion into new markets in North America, EMEA and APAC. The company will also focus on expanding and strengthening its global partner network, which currently consists of over 450 partners operating in more than 100 countries.
Popular web form builder 123ContactForm announced today the launch of their form building app - 123 Form Builder for Weebly, one of the leading website building services. The purpose of the partnership is to make the website building process easier, faster and more effective.
The app enables Weebly users to create and customize a wide diversity of forms such as contact, order, event registration forms, as well as surveys, quizzes and many other types of forms. “Weebly site builder is very renowned and it has always been on our radar for an in depth integration. As we target the same customers, this was the right thing to do now”, explained Florin Cornianu, CEO and co-founder of 123ContactForm.
123 Form Builder for Weebly has several advantages for users such as: advanced form features, modern form design, easy and fast to publish responsive forms only at the click of a button and real-time reports to better overview data. Users need a Weebly account and when the form builder app is added, a 123 Form Builder account will be created instantly.
Barry Mattacott, marketing director at security specialist Wick Hill Group, looks at the security risks of linking more and more smart devices to our networks. Are we just creating ever more vulnerable endpoints in today’s world of the Internet of Things?
Back in the good old days, we nailed the front door up tight with a firewall and we knew, that with good security on our gateway, our network was safe from the nasties of the outside world. But those pesky kids in their bedrooms, not to mention state sponsored cybercriminals, worked out that they could circumnavigate our state-of- the-art firewall by looking for a way in at the opposite end of our network - the endpoint.
So now we all agree that securing the endpoint is essential, but just where is it and what does it look like?
Since those early days, there has been a massive proliferation of endpoints and security issues have grown alongside them. You can't go anywhere or do anything without risking an infection.
Searchmetrics research suggests only 20% of iOS apps and 30% of Android Apps are able to support Google app indexing
San Mateo – March 9, 2016 – Many brands are failing to let content from their apps show up in Google’s organic search results according to new research from Searchmetrics, the leader in search and content performance. These firms are potentially missing out on valuable app traffic, engagement and conversions.
In its study of the 100 most visible websites in Google US searches, Searchmetrics found that 84% offer an Android App, however only 30% of these had implemented support for Google’s App Indexing (also known as deep linking) facility which lets Google index and show relevant pages from their apps in its mobile search results. Of the 88% of sites in the Searchmetrics analysis that offer an iOS app, even fewer – just 19% – were found to be supporting deep linking.