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Megaport Expands its Services to Mexico via a partnership with KIO Networks

Megaport Limited | January 17, 2022

Megaport, a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, revealed its plans to expand its services to Mexico. It is joining hands with KIO networks to fulfill its plans. KIO Networks is Mexico's biggest data center provider. Local enterprises are expected to get cloud connectivity services to Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure via on-ramps from KIO Networks’ data centers in Queretaro and Mexico City in March 2022. This is subject to approval.

KIO networks consumers can access Megaport’s leading ecosystem of more than 360 service providers and over 700 enabled data centers all over the world. It also includes more than 230 cloud on-ramps from the world's leading clouds such as Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, and Amazon Web Services. This expansion by Megaport will enable businesses in Mexico to directly connect to cloud and IT services on a global level without managing a complex network infra.

Mexico has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in Latin America and has been growing at a rapid rate over the last several years. Megaport is very excited to partner with KIO Networks to launch our services in Mexico, which will provide the opportunity for our existing customers to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to service businesses in Mexico. We look forward to working with KIO Networks and our cloud partners to meet the growing demand for cloud-based services in Mexico.”

 Vincent English, CEO at Megaport

Local businesses in Mexico will get amazing benefits through Megaport’s partnership with KIO networks. It will provide them with seamless access to direct cloud connectivity as they continue adopting hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures.

Santiago Suinaga, Managing Director of KIO Networks, said, “KIO Networks is excited to offer our customers Megaport’s leading global Network as a Service platform as a quick and easy way to connect their businesses to cloud services for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments inside our data centers in Mexico. We believe the partnership gives our customers the agility, flexibility, and scalability they need for their digital transformation initiatives to be successful.”

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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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ThycoticCentrify Expands Centralized Service Account Lifecycle Governance to Multi-Cloud Environments

ThycoticCentrify | December 22, 2021

ThycoticCentrify, a leading provider of cloud identity security solutions formed by the merger of privileged access management leaders Thycotic and Centrify, today announced enhancements to its industry-leading solution for service account governance, Account Lifecycle Manager. This release allows organizations to gain control over their growing number of privileged service accounts, offering full lifecycle management in multi-cloud environments. As companies accelerate digital transformation efforts and accommodate the increase in remote workers, multi-cloud environments have become the norm, with most companies using a combination of platforms to manage a variety of applications and processes. With many cloud platforms in the mix, account management and governance are extremely challenging, complex, and time-consuming. Access controls that organizations rely on for on-premises service accounts aren't nearly as granular in the cloud if they exist at all. Each cloud platform has its own interface and security controls, so IT teams must learn their unique differences and remember to manage each one. As a result, cloud-based service accounts can easily become a security risk if not managed correctly and with the right tools. Account Lifecycle Manager now makes it possible to discover, provision, and manage service accounts for all major cloud providers – Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform – from a central, policy-based solution. "Increasingly, automation and rapid development have given rise to a wide variety of service accounts used by cloud and hybrid applications and we're going to see their use expand in numbers and complexity. Account Lifecycle Manager gives teams the ability to ensure consistent security policies, account governance, and multi-platform reporting." Jon Kuhn, Senior Vice President of Product Management at ThycoticCentrify With ALM, organizations can now: Discover unmanaged accounts and bring them into central management Stay on top of account changes through alerts and audit reports Provision new accounts according to standardized access control and governance policies Define account approval workflows, and set timing requirements for when accounts are reviewed, expired, disabled, or deleted Update policy and workflow templates and easily associate accounts to new versions, while maintaining an audit history of changes Integrate with ThycoticCentrify Secret Server and third-party ticketing systems like Service Now out of box More information about Account Lifecycle Manager, including a free 30-day trial, is available at https://thycotic.com/products/account-lifecycle-manager/ About ThycoticCentrify ThycoticCentrify is a leading cloud identity security vendor, enabling digital transformation at scale. ThycoticCentrify's industry-leading privileged access management solutions reduce risk, complexity, and cost while securing organizations' data, devices, and code across cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments. ThycoticCentrify is trusted by over 14,000 leading organizations around the globe including over half of the Fortune 100, and customers include the world's largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies.

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ThoughtSpot Launches New Editions for Individuals and Teams to Democratize the Modern Analytics Cloud

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. About ThoughtSpot 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.

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Lacework Enhances Partner Program to Better Enable Cloud Service Providers, Alliance Partners and the Channel

Lacework | February 03, 2022

Lacework, the data-driven security company for the cloud, announced it has strengthened investment in its growing partner ecosystem with the introduction of the new Lacework Partner Program. Partners are critical to fueling the company's continued momentum and scale, and the release of today's new program will help simplify how they can work with Lacework to uncover new revenue opportunities. Organizations of all sizes choose the Lacework Polygraph® Data Platform because it helps automatically uncover suspicious activity across a multicloud environment, so they can detect and address true threats and risks to their business from build time through runtime. The Lacework Partner Program enables channel partners with dedicated technical enablement, joint marketing resources, and a go-to-market framework across three new tiered program levels. Partner program levels determine a partner's access to a spectrum of benefits including dedicated channel managers, MDF program dollars, SPIFF eligibility, training and technical content, and more. Lacework has also established a Partner Advisory Board to help ensure the company is meeting the strategic needs of its partners. This flexible program lets partners choose the investment that works for their business and grow with Lacework over time. The program also formalizes the company's commitment to technology partners, cloud service providers and system integrators. Through technology integrations with partners, Lacework is making it easier for customers to integrate security practices deeper in the development process. It will also enable Lacework to better support customers with multicloud environments through partnerships with AWS and now Google Cloud, making it easier to purchase Lacework through the cloud providers' respective Marketplaces. The companies will also tightly integrate into co-selling and co-building activities. Lacework will continue to add global partners, which includes channel partners Presidio, Trace3, EVOTEK, Tevora, Optiv, GuidePoint Security, Expel, GlobalDots, and Tracer Cloud; technology partners Snowflake, New Relic, Tines, and Atlassian; global technology service providers like Wipro; and cloud service providers AWS, Microsoft Azure, Red Hat, and Google. "We are excited to partner with Lacework as they further their investment in their partner ecosystem. The Lacework Polygraph Data Platform provides best-of-breed cloud security tools we recommend to our clients to improve upon their cloud security posture, secure critical workloads, and accelerate digital transformation." Jon Jensen, Vice President, Cybersecurity Sales at Presidio "GlobalDots keeps hunting for security innovation to support its customers in their large-scale cloud operations. We are keen on cloud-native security solutions that safeguard data while allowing full exploitation of the cloud's speed and efficiency," said Yuval Rachlin, CEO at GlobalDots. "The Lacework Polygraph Data Platform is just that type of innovation, allowing our customers to build quickly, safely, and securely. The Lacework Partner Program will make it easier for us to deliver this exciting technology to them." "Today's world is powered by modern, digital experiences, and the quality of those experiences depend on empowering your engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, running, and securing great software. When security, application, infrastructure, and end-user performance data is scattered across disconnected monitoring tools, it can be hard to identify issues quickly, and troubleshooting can be needlessly complex and time-consuming," said Buddy Brewer, GVP & GM, Product Partnerships, New Relic. 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"The Lacework Partner Program was painstakingly designed to give these vital partners all the tools they need to be successful so together we can deliver customers the only data-driven cloud security platform designed specifically for the cloud." About Lacework Lacework is the data-driven security company for the cloud. The Lacework Polygraph® Data Platform automates cloud security at scale so our customers can innovate with speed and safety. Only Lacework can collect, analyze, and accurately correlate data across an organization's AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes environments, and narrow it down to the handful of security events that matter. Customers all over the globe depend on Lacework to drive revenue, bring products to market faster and safer, and consolidate point security solutions into a single platform. 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