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Teamwork Commerce Partners with Google Cloud to Deliver Seamless Shopping

Teamwork Commerce | February 22, 2022

Teamwork Commerce, a retail management software developer, and Google Cloud have combined their services to enable retailers to provide products seamlessly and more efficiently to their customers.

To help retailers face the new challenges of post-pandemic times, Teamwork partnered with Google Cloud to launch a powerful backend, which was once reserved for enterprise clients only, to all clients on the new Teamwork POS Pro platform.

Google Cloud's Partnership Advantage
Together, Teamwork Commerce and Google Cloud will help retailers solve their most challenging issues such as capturing omnichannel revenue growth, driving operational efficiencies, and becoming a customer-centric, data-driven retailer.

Teamwork utilizes Google BigQuery, Cloud Composer and Looker to provide its clients with instant responses to any analytical query and bring power of data-driven decisions to all aspects of business operations. In addition to that, clients can utilize ML models (with BigQuery ML and Vertex AI) to solve demand forecasting problems connected to replenishment, assortment planning, product allocation and other.

Teamwork moved to Google's Kubernetes Engine to assist with an increase of eCommerce users around the holidays. Kubernetes has allowed Teamwork retailers to not overload the system when thousands of people want to perform tasks like checking the balance of their gift card or placing an order.

Compliance is becoming more and more crucial in different regions. Teamwork Commerce's global cloud headquarters (CHQ), runs on Google Cloud, allowing retailers that operate or sell in different countries to better follow compliance in any fiscal region they may be operating in.

About Teamwork Commerce
Teamwork Commerce is a leading Omnichannel Solution, providing retailers with Point-of Sale, Order Management, Inventory Control, CRM, and Analytics. They also boast an ecosystem of integrations with top solutions making unified commerce a seamless activity. Teamwork works closely with its partners to ensure it utilizes cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of the ever-changing retail landscape. Top retailers in over 20 countries globally use Teamwork Commerce to take the friction out of retail, providing their customers with the best possible experience.

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Paladin Cloud Receives New Investment from T-Mobile Ventures

Paladin Cloud | July 27, 2022

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Elastacloud Bolsters Growth With New Commercial Team Appointments

Elastacloud | June 28, 2022

Elastacloud Ltd, a cloud consultancy announced the three new appointments in their commercial team, effective immediately. Stuart McClean is promoted as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer, whose expertise will drive the future of Elastacloud’s commercial strategy. Followed by the promotion of Phillip Gagen as the Head of Major Accounts alongside Matt Turnbull as Head of Customer Engagement. The commercial transformation is a testament to Elastacloud’s record-breaking YoY growth with the current financial year projections forecasted to be in excess of 125%. This has been fuelled by new customer acquisitions and continued growth in its existing Major Accounts. To maintain this exceptional growth, Elastacloud has successfully expanded its operations in Brazil, Spain, India, and the UK attracting highly skilled members to the team as well as growing some of its own through the successful Academy program. Stuart McClean is an IT and communications executive with over 33 years of experience in directorial positions, developing and managing large teams and budgets within rapid success-driven environments. He joined Elastacloud in 2017 as Head of Programme and with his extensive consultancy experience has led the success of developing and deploying programmes in Big Data and Cloud Technologies. The synergy he has created with the needs of customers and the governance of programme delivery, has been instrumental in the success and continued expansion of the business, and will continue with his new appointment as CCO. Stuart: “It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of this roller coaster ride that has been Elastacloud for the past 5 years. I have taken immense pride in being part of such a talented team delivering such amazing products and service which has allowed us to expand so quickly and under some difficult circumstances the last 2 years. I cannot wait to embark on the next phase of the journey with new commercial team and see just how far we can take this amazing business.” Phillip Gagen, BSc MSc, is a Project Management Specialist, his expertise range from a myriad of methodologies (specifically Agile, Waterfall & LEAN) and frameworks (SCRUM, DMAIC, KANBAN, PRINCE2, XP & DDSM), holding various positions within the sector for the past 17 years. Phil has extensive experience working within high pressured environments with demanding clients, which he has thoroughly enjoyed. He joined Elastacloud in 2018 and led as PMO, with his new appointment as Head of Major Accounts his experience will be more involved in the commercial aspect of the consultancy and the successful delivery of projects. “I am thrilled for the opportunity that Elastacloud is providing me, it is an exciting time to be working. Having been part of its successes over the past four years, I look forward to the new role, team and building on past success and exceeding aggressive targets within the business.” Phillip Matt Turnbull joins Elastacloud as the Head of Customer Engagement, with over 20+ years of technical and commercial experience from IBM and Microsoft, he designed and drove the adoption of solutions across multiple industries. Matt is a seasoned professional whose personable experience with customers has given him extensive Account and Alliance Management expertise. Matt will lead a team leveraging partnerships with Microsoft and engaging with new customers to help them drive value from Data & AI solutions. Matt: “I was attracted to Elastacloud for their reputation as a Microsoft partner with deeply technical people who can deliver innovative solutions quickly. I am excited to be taking up this role to help more organisations make a difference through effective use of data, AI & IoT technologies.” About Elastacloud Elastacloud, is a cloud architecture, data science, & IoT specialist. As Microsoft Gold Partners our passion is to deliver true intelligence to businesses data. With expert team leaders in Advanced Analytics, we are paving the way in AI & Machine Learning, and are unparalleled in Azure Architecture, Data Modelling, IoT connected devices, R, Python, and Apache Spark.

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Made4net Announces Acquisition Agreement With Zethcon

Made4net | June 13, 2022

Made4net, a global leader in cloud-based supply chain execution and warehouse management system (WMS) software, today announced that Zethcon, a leading North American WMS software company with a robust cloud-based product platform designed specifically for the unique requirements of the third-party logistics (3PL) market, has agreed to be acquired by Made4net. Combining Zethcon’s multi-decade track record of delivering premier 3PL WMS solutions with Made4net’s WMS product leadership across a broad diversity of end markets that extend beyond 3PL, creates a best-of-breed warehouse software company serving an impressive global footprint of blue-chip 3PL and non-3PL customers, spanning virtually all industries. For nearly 20 years, Zethcon’s flagship product, Synapse WMS, has enabled 3PL and cold-chain customers to improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of their warehouse operations. The Synapse platform offers real-time inventory visibility, extensive ecommerce and order management capabilities, and deep, purpose-built WMS functionality for 3PL and cold chain operators and their customers. “One of the most important factors in our track record of success, is our people,” said Chris Oechsel, President and CEO of Zethcon. “This partnership with Made4net allows for our leadership, culture, and customer focus to continue on their same trajectory, while now leveraging the resources that come with a larger company and experienced private equity firm.” "The continued growth of ecommerce and omnichannel is massively disrupting in-house supply chain operations and distribution requirements for outsourced 3PL operators,” said Tom St. Geme, Vice President, Thompson Street Capital Partners and Made4net investor. "The combination of Zethcon and Made4net creates a world-class WMS software provider with innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the mid-market; it now further enables both 3PL and non-3PL customers to modernize their supply chains through automation and real-time visibility.” "We are excited to welcome Zethcon’s team and customers to Made4net, The Synapse WMS is recognized for offering rich 3PL functionality on a versatile platform, which is a natural match for Made4net’s configurable supply chain solutions. The combination of our companies and pooled resources will propel us into the forefront of innovative and powerful supply chain software solutions and first-class customer support.” Duff Davidson, CEO of Made4net "Over the 20 years Synapse WMS has been in market, we have developed a reputation as 3PL distribution experts as our depth of functionality evolved with the more than 100 3PL companies adopting the solution,” said Oechsel. “The ability for Zethcon to continue its commitment to outstanding customer support and focus on being the best 3PL WMS platform available, is what made this partnership with Made4net so attractive.” In parallel with the transaction, Chris Oechsel will be joining Made4net as President of 3PL. About Made4net Made4net is a leading global provider of best-in-class, cloud-based supply chain execution and warehouse management solutions for organizations of all sizes to improve the speed and efficiency of their supply chain. The company’s end-to-end SCExpertTM platform offers a robust WMS solution that enables real-time inventory visibility, labor management, and equipment productivity with performance analytics that drive faster, more accurate order fulfillment and improved supply chain efficiency. In addition to the best-of-breed WMS, the platform offers integrated yard management, dynamic route management, proof of delivery and warehouse automation solutions that deliver a true supply chain convergence. Made4net is proud to be recognized by industry experts as a global leader in warehouse management software, including Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for WMS. About Zethcon Zethcon is a provider of modern WMS software designed to drive growth, revenue and reliability for the 3PL, cold chain, and distribution markets. The company’s flagship product, Synapse WMS, offers broad and deep functionality in a highly configurable package, capable of matching unique customer requirements. With 50 years of experience solving customer problems with innovative technology, Zethcon is dedicated to highly responsive service and long-term partnerships. About Thompson Street Capital Partners Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. We have acquired more than 150 companies in the Healthcare & Life Science Services, Software & Technology Services and Business Services & Engineered Products sectors and have managed more than $3.6 billion since being founded in 2000. TSCP partners with management teams to increase value by accelerating growth, both organically and via complementary acquisitions.

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

Lightbits | August 02, 2022

Lightbits, the first software-defined NVMe data platform for any cloud, today announced a preview of Lightbits on Amazon Web Services (AWS). When used with Amazon Storage Optimized Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that leverage Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators or AWS Graviton, Lightbits delivers enterprise-grade, resilient block storage that is easy to use and provides greater cost-efficiency compared to other cloud-based block storage solutions. It offers great value for enterprise organizations who want to right-size their block storage on AWS while boosting performance and operating IO-intensive database and analytics applications. Lightbits delivers cloud-native and redundant NVMe/TCP storage with an unmatched combination of enterprise-rich data services, resiliency, high performance and scalability that simplifies infrastructure management and operations for database and analytics applications. It’s easy to use and install with AWS Marketplace or AMI-based setup, automated upgrades, and automated healing capabilities. Additionally, it features compression, thin provisioning, and auto-scaling allowing for maximum capacity planning efficiency–no more worrying about running out of space or allocating the correct volume capacity or performance. Furthermore, Lightbits meets the growing demands of VMware and Openstack workloads, while also enabling full cloud-native persistent storage integration for Kubernetes. For IT organizations with a hybrid implementation, Lightbits offers one unified storage namespace whether the data resides on-premises or on AWS. “With Lightbits on AWS, we can deliver cloud-native, software-defined, and NVMe-powered solutions customers need to enhance their operational efficiency and performance, Lightbits on AWS delivers unmatched scalability, enterprise-rich features, and performance while delivering significant cost savings in CAPEX and OPEX. Customers can deploy the most demanding applications without worrying about running out of IOPs or storage capacity.” Amir Michael, Chief Technology Evangelist at Lightbits A Lightbits cluster will be significantly more cost-efficient and more performant than other popular block storage alternatives on the Public Cloud. The Lightbits advantage is one of efficiency, economics, and performance. Customers will pay only for what they use, not for what they provision. Lightbits meets applications demands with over 1.5M/volume IOPs, snapshots and clones, and high-speed restore are included with no per-use fees. “Intel processors provide the foundation for many cloud computing services deployed on AWS. Using Lightbits on Amazon Storage Optimized EC2 instances fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable processors offer IT organizations a faster, more secure, and cost-effective cloud storage platform to accelerate innovation. Enterprise IT organizations require solutions to operate in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment so we are excited to be working with Lightbits to extend their solution portfolio to the AWS Marketplace,” said Niv Zilberman, Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter & AI Business Innovation Office at Intel. About Lightbits Labs Lightbits Labs (Lightbits), is on a mission to make high-performance block storage simple, scalable, and cost-efficient for any cloud. Lightbits offers a Cloud Data Platform that delivers efficiency, simplicity, and agility for modern data centers. Inventors of the NVMe® over TCP (NVMe/TCP) protocol, Lightbits is leading the digital data center transformation by making software-defined storage that is easy to deploy at scale and delivers performance equivalent to local flash to accelerate cloud-native applications in bare metal, virtual, or containerized environments.

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