CAST | April 08, 2022
Today CAST announced a new arrangement with Google Cloud to help accelerate the migration and application modernization programs of customers worldwide, complementing the Google capabilities already available through the Google Cloud Application Modernization Program (CAMP).
“Enterprises and software vendors are increasingly looking to take advantage of the agility, efficiency, and rich catalog of Google Cloud for complex custom-built applications, which are mostly designed for different environments and need to be modernized or refactored for cloud,” said Marc Zablit, Executive Vice President Business Development at CAST. “Typically, there is no accurate intelligence available about their actual architecture or what needs to be changed inside.”
CAST products provide insights into the inner workings and structural condition of custom-built applications, essential for speeding up and de-risking their migration and modernization to cloud:
CAST Highlight can analyze hundreds of applications in a week to pinpoint what needs to change in the source code, the effort required, the best-suited Google Cloud services to use, and the best migration path to take.
CAST Imaging then automatically reverse engineers the actual architecture of a given application into interactive application maps to help architects and developers navigate key modernization steps, such as re-platforming, re-architecting, framework or database replacement, breaking monoliths into services.
Once in the cloud, continuous use of CAST ensures the applications remain agile, safe, and resilient.
“Technologies that provide new ways for enterprises to analyze the inner workings of complex software applications have become increasingly important to organizations’ modernization roadmaps,” said Erwan Menard, Global Director, Infrastructure and Applications Modernization Solution Engineering at Google Cloud. “We’re pleased to partner with CAST to provide customers with the products and expertise they need to plan, accelerate and de-risk complex migrations and application modernization programs.”
Hundreds of enterprises and leading system integrators, such as Accenture, BAH, CGI, DXC, IBM Services, Infosys, LTI, Wipro, already use CAST products to enable safer and faster migration to cloud.
CAST, the software intelligence category leader, provides technology that automatically generates insights into the inner workings of software applications, with MRI-like precision - composition, architecture, transaction flows, cloud readiness, structural flaws, legal and security risks. It’s becoming essential for faster modernization for cloud, raising the speed and efficiency of Software Engineering, better open source risk control, and accurate technical due diligence.
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ThoughtSpot | May 11, 2022
ThoughtSpot, the Modern Analytics Cloud company, today announced the launch of three new editions: Team Edition, Pro Edition, and a special bundle for startups, nonprofits, and education institutions. These are the first offerings from the company specifically for small teams and individuals. As part of these editions, ThoughtSpot also announced a consumption-based pricing model, where customers pay only for what they use instead of wasting resources on shelfware licenses sold by traditional analytics providers.
Today, customers can get started with Team Edition for a flat fee of $95 per month for a single user-group with unlimited users. Pro Edition starts at $2500 per month for up to 5 user-groups with unlimited users. Pro Edition customers will only pay for what they consume, based on actual queries. Startups, nonprofits, and education institutions with less than 100 people and less than $10M in annual revenue can take advantage of a special flat fee offer for Pro Edition, with per query charges waived. For the most demanding enterprise deployments, ThoughtSpot Enterprise Edition provides maximum scale with unlimited users, unlimited data, unlimited user groups, and enterprise-grade support SLAs. Enterprise Edition customers will only pay for what they use based on actual queries.
The new editions were unveiled alongside a major expansion to the company’s platform capabilities at Beyond, ThoughtSpot’s annual customer conference. Combined with these new editions, the announcements significantly advance the company’s product-led growth strategy.
Creating a new vector for growth
Companies have long recognized the value of their data to improve their business on multiple fronts, as research from Harvard Business Review demonstrates, but the lack of true self service analytics kept most organizations from realizing these benefits. The Modern Analytics Cloud from ThoughtSpot is the first analytics platform specifically built to deliver this self-service experience with Live Analytics. With ThoughtSpot, data is truly democratized.
Historically, ThoughtSpot was packaged to enable large deployments across organizations. With the launch of these new editions, companies can move beyond dead dashboards and put the power of Live Analytics in the hands of any size team, including individuals. With an affordable pricing model that starts at just $95 per month, the new editions meet the budgetary realities of any business. Pricing is also based on consumption, meaning customers only pay for the value they create with ThoughtSpot instead of being locked into user-based pricing and shelfware.
Leveraging the company’s SaaS platform, the new editions can be used immediately because it instantly connects to customers’ cloud data platforms like Snowflake, Databricks, Google BigQuery, AWS, Azure, and more. Just as ThoughtSpot democratizes data for any kind of user, the new editions democratize the Modern Analytics Cloud for any kind of organization.
ThoughtSpot is the Modern Analytics Cloud company. Our mission is to create a more fact-driven world with the easiest to use analytics platform. With ThoughtSpot, anyone can leverage natural language search and AI to find data insights and tap into the most cutting edge innovations the cloud data ecosystem has to offer. Companies can put the power of their modern data stack in the hands of every employee, extend the value of their data to partners and customers, and automate entire business processes. ThoughtSpot enables everyone within an organization to limitlessly engage with live data regardless of their cloud data platform, making it easy to achieve granular, actionable insights through Live Analytics. Customers can take advantage of ThoughtSpot’s web and mobile applications to improve decision making for every employee. With ThoughtSpot’s developer-friendly platform, ThoughtSpot Everywhere, customers can also bring the Modern Analytics Cloud to their products and services, engaging users and keep them coming back for more. Organizations like Walmart, BT, T-Mobile, Snowflake, HubSpot, Exxon, Daimler, Medtronic, Hulu, Royal Bank of Canada, Nasdaq, OpenTable, Workato, and Nationwide Building Society rely on ThoughtSpot to transform how their employees and customers take advantage of data.
3i Infotech | April 01, 2022
3i Infotech, a leading provider of IT solutions and advisory, and a member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), today announced that its desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) product, NuRe Desk has achieved ‘Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise’ status. NuRe Desk is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for customers to access. NuRe Desk provides virtually seamless integration of the applications to the users from any device, while deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The solution provides DaaS for employees by delivering desktops, CRM & other applications - on premise, outsourced or remote work providing a no compromise work speed even with low bandwidth. 3i Infotech’s NuRe Desk also offers deep security that integrates with OCI’s data isolation, data security, internal threat detection, and highly automated threat remediation.
Powered by Oracle Cloud, NuRe Desk offers OCI customers these additional benefits:
Optimize cost: With the ‘pay as you go’ model, organizations reduce their total cost of ownership by up to 40% while increasing the agility and productivity of employees.
BYOD or Work from Anywhere: Regardless of location, IT Managers can administer their entire fleet of devices. With NuRe Desk, users have the freedom to work from their own choice of device like tablets, PC or smart phones. As an MSP (Managed Service Provider), 3i Infotech provides a secured DaaS that can be connected with just a browser.
End-to-end managed service: NuRe Desk can bring all the functions under a single console for the end-to-end service. The solution reduces the complexity which comes with virtual desktop and helps ensure better performance. This frees the IT team for focused tasks instead of having to manage the VDI environment and the various aspects involved making it a tedious process.
Data Security Control and Customized security: NuRe Desk offers the solution to replace the thick Client based computing and thus reduces the time and efforts required for managing the OS and Windows vulnerabilities in end point devices. It replaces the traditional VPN method with zero-trust network access and helps prevent data from vulnerability. Based on the user requirement, access and security can be customized with features and policies, irrespective of the locations, devices used and end user.
NuRe Desk is a simple, smart and secure solution for any industry or enterprise. Building the NuRe Desk DaaS solution on OCI was easier than it would have been with other providers. Some of 3i Infotech’s customers run on-premises infrastructure, which requires stretching the capacity of in-house resources. By moving the virtual desktop solution to OCI, these customers gain operational efficiency and more robust security. Oracle Cloud Guard provides a layer of security that is always running on 3i Infotech’s behalf and helps provide more comprehensive security.
“Our partners are our key to success, and Oracle has been an integral part of this ecosystem for us. We identified a need among our customers to bring desktop virtualization as a SaaS offering and needed a trusted cloud technology infrastructure partner to deliver it seamlessly. We chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because its enhanced data management capabilities give customers operational efficiency, robust security, migration support, and manageable virtualization all together,” said Thompson P. Gnanam, Managing Director and Global CEO, 3i Infotech.
“With digital transformation of enterprises at the core of what we do, we needed an able technology partner that could help deliver a differentiated value proposition to our customers at a global scale. In Oracle we found a strategic fit, as the company’s cloud lineage and expertise combined with 3i Infotech’s market know-how would pave the way for our synergistic growth in the coming years,” said Sax Krishna, Chief Growth Officer, 3i Infotech.
"The cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community," said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. "We value 3i Infotech’s commitment to innovation with Oracle Cloud and quality execution to help our mutual customers receive cloud-enabled DaaS solutions ready to meet critical business needs."
The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud that delivers massive, non-variable performance and next generation security across a comprehensive portfolio of services including SaaS, application development, application hosting, and business analytics. Customers get access to leading compute, storage, data management, integration, security, HPC, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain services to augment and modernize their critical workloads. Oracle Cloud runs Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry's first and only self-driving database.
The Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise achievement by an OPN member offers customers confidence that the partner's application is supported by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SLA, enabling full access and control over their cloud infrastructure services as well as consistent performance.
About 3i Infotech
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, since inception in 1993, 3i Infotech has been committed to driving business value across multiple industry verticals. 3i Infotech, today, has emerged as a leading name in propelling the current wave of digital transformation initiatives, with deep domain expertise across BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail and Government sectors. The Company has over 4500 employees in 32 offices, 15 countries and across 4 continents. With a wide range of IT services, 3i Infotech has successfully transformed business operations of 1,200+ customers across 50 countries. The Company has a very strong foothold and client base in geographies like North America, India, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Guidewire | January 13, 2022
Guidewire announced that SGI CANADA has subscribed to Guidewire InsuranceSuite and Guidewire Live Predict on Guidewire Cloud to power its core operations.
SGI CANADA will use the cloud-based InsuranceSuite application to house their corporation’s insurance products. As a cloud-based solution, Guidewire provides increased flexibility and configurability to adapt to changing market needs and customer expectations. In addition, Guidewire Live Predict will provide SGI CANADA actuaries build insights into the company’s business, providing SGI CANADA with a competitive advantage in the market.
“By moving to Guidewire, we’re taking a giant step toward a technology solution that will enable SGI to become a true digital insurer. In the competitive market, we sell our products exclusively through our network of broker partners. Our partnership with Guidewire will allow us to best support our brokers in meeting customer expectations and responding to their changing needs.”
SGI CANADA Vice President of Digital and Corporate Projects Darlene Schultz
Schultz continued, “A cloud-first approach has always been paramount for our digital strategy. What sets SGI CANADA apart from our competitors is our commitment to our broker partners and our strong customer focus. The customer truly is at the center of our business. We see great opportunities to improve and enhance the customer experience.”
“We are pleased to welcome SGI CANADA to the Guidewire customer community and Guidewire Cloud,” said Guidewire Group Vice President of Americas Sales Ken Shapiro. “We are humbled by the company’s confidence in our cloud services capabilities to help it adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace in order to pursue their vision of transforming the insurance experience to promote peace of mind and safer communities.”
Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting member Deloitte is leading the implementation project, leveraging its InsurCloud platform accelerator to implement InsuranceSuite and Live Predict in Guidewire Cloud. Deloitte Canada Industry Solutions partner David Kerr said, “We are honored that SGI CANADA is putting its trust in Deloitte and Guidewire as the foundation for the next phase of their business transformation.”
InsurCloud is pre-configured for the Canadian insurance industry and is built to improve speed to market in personal lines, farm, and small commercial product lines, while reducing costs and risk.
About SGI CANADA
SGI CANADA is the trade name of the property and casualty insurance division of SGI, which offers products in five of Canada's provinces. It operates as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, and also as Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario. Products are sold through a network of independent insurance brokers.
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.