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Bullhorn Acquires Able to Deliver an Incredible Talent Experience For the Modern Worker

Bullhorn | January 12, 2022

Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Able, a longstanding Bullhorn Marketplace partner and the provider of market-leading candidate engagement and onboarding solutions. This acquisition is the latest major investment by Bullhorn in helping staffing agencies around the world to transform their businesses in an era of continued digitization. The combination of Able’s candidate engagement and onboarding solutions with Bullhorn enables agencies to efficiently meet complex onboarding requirements, reduce candidate drop-out, and get candidates on assignment faster, all while delivering an incredible candidate onboarding experience.

The labor market is experiencing a shortage and trends including the ‘great resignation’ on the back of the global pandemic have created the perfect talent storm. In fact for 2022, Talent attraction has been identified as the top challenge for staffing firms in Bullhorn’s recent Global Recruitment Insights and Data (GRID) report. Compounding this challenge, the expectations of the modern worker have changed. These digital natives want flexibility, expect to interact on their terms, and look for a high-touch, high-tech experience in everything they do, and their expectations of Staffing Firms have shifted. Over 90% of talent surveyed in the annual GRID survey wished that the process of finding jobs was easier; 93% of freelance workers indicated the experience of working with online platforms is easier; and, over 50% had given up on a job as the process took too long. Ultimately, the staffing firms that will win in this new world of work are those who prioritize and have invested in developing and maintaining a future-focused candidate experience.

Able is trusted by some of the largest staffing agencies in the world to streamline complex hiring workflows and compliance challenges. Able solutions are uniquely designed to simplify, improve, and automate the candidate journey as well as enabling recruiters to configure and automate entire onboarding workflows to the specific needs of each job while ensuring that data flows seamlessly between the systems that recruiters use the most. Able forms management capabilities allows agencies to seamlessly meet government, client, and agency compliance standards. By streamlining the onboarding process, Able clients maximize efficiency and onboard candidates significantly faster, all while freeing up time for recruiters. Additionally, Able offerings are purpose-built for staffing agencies using the Bullhorn platform.

We’re excited to continue to enhance our capabilities in delivering an incredible candidate experience with the acquisition of Able. The product is tightly integrated with Bullhorn, and we have close to 100 joint customers. Already, we’re improving the way we put the world to work everyday through a better talent experience, and we will further this investment with the addition of both Gerald Hetrick, CEO of Able, and Dustin Brewer, Chief Product Officer, who will join our leadership team focused specifically on this mission.”

 Matt Fischer, president and COO of Bullhorn

“Since the very beginning, we have pioneered the way in making sure that every employee has a seamless experience starting a new job. We’re thrilled to be joining the Bullhorn team with whom we’ve worked for many years, have shared values in delivering an excellent customer experience and see enormous opportunity for growth globally,” said Gerald Hetrick, CEO of Able. “As companies face increased demand from the strong job market, our joint solution will help our customers deliver a more scalable onboarding experience, improving fill rates and increasing talent loyalty.”

About Able
Able allows recruiters to simplify and automate the onboarding processes that prevent new employees from getting to work, from the most straightforward to the diabolically complex, so they can do what they were hired to do sooner. We believe that no matter who someone is, what job they do, whether they’re temporary or permanent, every employee can and should be able to have a great first day.

About Bullhorn
Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing industry. More than 10,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 1,300 people globally.

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Axiom Space Selects Box to Power Cloud Content Management

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220601005510/en/Axiom-Space-Selects-Box-to-Power-Cloud-Content-Management | June 06, 2022

Box, Inc. the leading Content Cloud, today announced that Axiom Space, the leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, selected Box to power secure collaboration and content management across its workforce and drive new ways to work in the cloud. Axiom operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while building its successor, Axiom Station, the first permanent commercial destination in Earth's orbit that will provide new opportunities to benefit every human, everywhere. To support its workforce and partner ecosystem, Axiom is leveraging modern technology with Box as its content layer to power seamless collaboration internally and externally and digital experiences for employees and partners while meeting strict security and compliance requirements, including ITAR and FedRAMP. “Technology is a key driver of innovation at Axiom, and collaboration is at the forefront of our strategy as we partner with visionary governments, researchers, manufacturers, and scientists across the globe,” said Kirk Simmonds, Head of IT at Axiom Space. “As our business continues to grow, our workforce needs to work more efficiently and creatively with tools that truly support the new way of working. With Box, we’re able to create a more connected and productive environment that helps us ensure a brighter future for everyone on Earth.” “Axiom is leading the way in human spaceflight services, Axiom’s important mission, powered by its technology strategy in partnership with companies like Box, is poised to help them bring agility to their work while ensuring the privacy and security of sensitive data. We are thrilled to support Axiom in its mission to build the first commercial space station in our solar system.” Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder at Box As part of Axiom’s cloud technology initiative, its IT organization selected Box to: Enable Engineering and R&D to collaborate externally with partners daily; Seamlessly share information from the Mission Operations team in Houston to flight safety and communications teams located at Axiom headquarters and remotely; Power HR workflows with Box Relay for the employee onboarding process as the organization scales rapidly; Centralize content management in one platform, eliminating silos of content and improving collaboration internally across the business; Provide a secure collaboration space for content requiring ITAR and FedRAMP compliance levels; Enhance confidential information security with Box Shield. Box empowers many of the largest and most regulated enterprises around the world to accelerate business processes, power their workplace collaboration, and protect valuable information. With today’s announcement, Axiom Space joins leading global organizations that have adopted Box’s Content Cloud to power new ways of working. About Box Box is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Celona Partners With Google Cloud to Deliver Best-In-Class Private Wireless Networks to the U.S. Enterprise Market

Celona | July 01, 2022

Celona, the industry’s innovator of 5G LAN solutions, today announced it has been selected by Google Cloud to accelerate the delivery of private 5G networks in the U.S. by making its 5G LAN solution available through Google Cloud’s recently announced private cellular network solutions running on Google Distributed Cloud Edge (GDC Edge). Enterprises using Google Cloud will now enjoy unprecedented agility and economies of scale by bringing new private cellular network services closer to users, data, and applications at the mobile compute edge. Google Cloud and Celona are working together to offer turnkey enterprise private 5G networks with the ability to run network management, control, and user plane functions on Google Distributed Cloud Edge wherever it resides. The combined solution addresses distinct performance, service-level, and economic needs of key industry verticals by combining dedicated network capabilities with full edge-computing application stacks. Celona’s solution delivers a complete end-to-end 5G LAN developed for enterprise environments. “We are excited to partner with Celona to help IT professionals improve application connectivity through private 5G,” said Tanuj Raja, Global Director, Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Deployed on Google Distributed Cloud Edge, Celona’s end-to-end private network solution enables enterprises to simplify and operate private 5G networks at scale and with the flexibility they need." “The combination of 5G LANs and edge compute unlocks a new generation of enterprise IT architecture capable of keeping up with the immense rate of digital transformation and automation occurring across almost every industry, The intrinsic agility of our edgeless enterprise architecture gives organizations tremendous flexibility and scale by bringing closer together critical network services and mobile edge compute applications.” Rajeev Shah, Celona’s co-founder and CEO Celona’s Edgeless Enterprise architecture is anchored by the Celona Edge, a cloud-native 4G/5G private core network operating system that delivers an all-in-one network service overlay with advanced policy-based routing, QoS, and security segmentation functions. Celona’s unique approach supports the convergence of radio access network (RAN), application, and network service traffic, automatically shifting the delivery route of services based on performance, policy requirements, and network paths' real-time health. It is the only private 5G solution in the industry that has been purpose-built to help organizations easily deploy, operate, and integrate 5G cellular technology with their existing infrastructure. Since launching the first fully integrated 5G LAN platform in November 2020, Celona has seen strong demand from a range of enterprises, managed service providers, and mobile network operators looking to satisfy strategic digital business initiatives not adequately addressed today by Wi-Fi or other networking technologies. The company’s diverse customer base includes world-class organizations such as Verizon, NTT Ltd, SBA Communications, St. Luke’s Hospital System, Purdue Research Foundation, Stanislaus State University, and many other brand-named enterprises. Celona’s 5G LAN platform is used by manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, schools, and supply-chain leaders to drive transformational results for a wide range of mission-critical use cases that require the deterministic wireless connectivity on private & interference-free cellular spectrum and fast mobility for a new generation of highly mobile devices and robotics infrastructures. ABOUT CELONA Celona, the enterprise 5G company, is focused on enabling organizations of all sizes to implement the latest generation of digital automation initiatives in enterprise wireless. Taking advantage of dynamic spectrum sharing options such as CBRS in the United States, Celona’s Edgeless Enterprise architecture is designed to automate the adoption of private cellular wireless by enterprise organizations and their technology partners.

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Preview of the Lightbits Cloud Data Platform Now Available on the AWS Marketplace

Lightbits | August 02, 2022

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Aryaka | June 23, 2022

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