ECM: Interwoven Acquired by Autonomy

first_img2006 saw a huge boom of acquisition and consolidation activity among Enterprise Content management companies.Last week Thursday UK-based Autonomy announced a cash offer to acquire Interwoven for $775 million.  Interwoven had just closed out the fourth quarter with $10.7 million profit on $69.8 million revenue.The deal between the two companies is expected to close in the second quarter of 2009.  The combined organization would have 20,000 customers, and potentially provide cross-selling opportunity for Autonomy.  Interwoven is particularly strong in the legal market with 1200 of the world’s top law firms and 21 of Forbes Global 30 companies as customers.  Autonomy commented that the combination of the two companies would create the “largest company dedicated to the legal information management industry.”Companies trying to meet compliance and e-discovery requirements to search unstructured documents and emails are driving demand forcontent management software.  Autonomy’s chief executive Mike Lynch commented that their core Search engine is “powerful but useless without an airplane to bolt it onto”.  The Interwoven customer accounts would give Autonomy “airplanes onto which it can bolt its jet engine”.Interwoven was one of the few remaining large pure-play content management companies left standing after acquisition of majors like Documentum and Stellant.last_img read more

Happy birthday, Arduino: new IoT developer boards for everyone!

first_imgTo commemorate Arduino Day 2016, the foundation has announced the Arduino MKR1000 and Genuino MKR1000 developer boards are available for Internet of Things (IoT) developers.The developer board specifications are identical, but the foundation uses the Genuino name outside of the United States. The board has three main blocks, which feature a SAM D21 Cortex-M0+ 32-bit low-power ARM microprocessor, WINC1500 low-power 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and ECC 508 CryptoAuthentication.See Also: Will the blockchain help unlock the IoT revolution? “Arduino MKR1000 has been designed to offer a practical and cost effective solution for makers seeking to add Wi-Fi connectivity to their projects with minimal previous experience in networking,” said the organization on its product page.Arduino is an open-source prototyping system based on simple-to-understand hardware and software. Arduino boards interpret physical, mechanical and electronic inputs – like a sensor seeing a light flash, a button pushed by a finger, or a targeted Tweet  – and convert it to an output – like activating a motor, illuminating an LED display, or publishing to a webpage- by sending instructions to the board’s microcontroller. Programmers use the Arduino programming language and Arduino Software (IDE).Arduino has developed the boards specifically for IoT, which usually requires low-power and Wi-Fi for connected devices. Low-power is necessary for IoT devices to ensure that they don’t require a lot of energy to continuously send information to the hub.The developer board works with Zero and Wi-Fi Shield boards, offering compatibility to developers that’ve already started building an IoT system using Arduino.1,000 lucky winners get a free Arduino Day giftA thousand winners of the World’s largest Arduino Maker Challenge will be given the MKR1000, which costs $35 internationally. Arduino claims that its board allows developers to create an IoT system with minimal networking experience, building on the organization’s goals of making coding and hardware development open and easy.The IoT market is growing at a rapid rate, making it the perfect area for budding developers and engineers that want to create hardware or learn how to build an IoT system. How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#Arduino#Arduino MKR1000#developer#Internet of Things#IoT David Curry What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more

Tumour almost out, tweets Yuvraj Singh

first_imgCricketer Yuvraj Singh heaved a sigh of relief after the results of his first cycle of chemotherapy.”Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system After reading my today’s scan ! Second cycle has started,” tweeted Yuvraj, who is undergoing treatment at the Boston Institute of Cancer Research.His tweet must have come as a big relief to his fans and the entire sporting fraternity.Yuvraj has gone bald during the treatment. The treatment will go on till the last week of March before the process of rehabilitation starts in April.England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and US cycling great Lance Armstrong have expressed their support for Yuvraj via Twitter. Pietersen tweeted: “great stuff pie chucker… Be strong champ!!! for the ailing southpaw, who has been spending his free time watching movies and his favourite team Manchester United in action.”Yuvraj has been reading about the sporting great Armstrong, who battled the disease to make one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of sports.Armstrong has been quick to wish Yuvraj a speedy recovery. “Yuvi, I want you to know that the entire LIVESTRONG team is here for you. We say it all the time, and truly believe in it: Knowledge is power, Unity is strength, and Attitude is everything. Please know that we are here to help you and your family in any way possible. Go Yuvi!!” Livestrong.Yuvraj has been out of cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November.advertisementMeanwhile, a noted folk singer from Bundelkhand has composed an ‘ Alaah’ (song for warriors) in praise of the cricketer with a hope that it will help him get better.last_img read more

Special Economic Zone Regulations for Parliament Soon

first_imgStory Highlights The Special Economic Zone Act has effectively repealed the Jamaica Export Free Zones Act, making way for the designation, promotion, development, operation and management of SEZs; the establishment of an SEZ Authority and the granting of benefits and other measures in order to attract domestic and foreign investments.In the meantime, Mr. Holness, in praising the island’s improved road network, said having very good infrastructure makes it a lot easier to do business, and that the Government will continue to put in the necessary work, so as to enhance  productivity.“We are making those investments in our physical infrastructure, to make your business that much easier,” he said.The Prime Minister argued that a good example of a proper business environment is “when persons are actually making the investment in the physical space”.“There is always a lag time between the thought and the actual development, creation and implementation of a business. But a good indication of what is to come is when you see the actual movements being made in the physical space, and the Chairman of the Factories Corporation has actually reported that there is an increase in the demand for factory space,” Mr. Holness said. Mr. Holness said the zones will represent a significant enhancement to the country’s industrial infrastructure, noting that as part of the integrated development strategy, areas around the zones will be developed for commercial, residential and recreational activities. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says regulations will be brought to Parliament in another two weeks to bring to life the special economic zones (SEZs).center_img Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says regulations will be brought to Parliament in another two weeks to bring to life the special economic zones (SEZs).Mr. Holness, who was addressing the opening of the inaugural Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) Trade Show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on June 1, said that while the regulations have been long in coming, it is a case where “we have to strike the right balance”.“The legislation and the regulations will be business-friendly. However, we will also have to meet all the good governance requirements to ensure that our business is in line with our obligations for anti-corruption, for ensuring that our financial sector is solid and for ensuring that we cannot be penetrated for terrorism or used for other nefarious activities,” the Prime Minister emphasised.Mr. Holness said the zones will represent a significant enhancement to the country’s industrial infrastructure, noting that as part of the integrated development strategy, areas around the zones will be developed for commercial, residential and recreational activities.Special economic zones represent a wide variety of geographically demarcated areas that offer simple and efficient business regulations and procedures to investors. The Prime Minister argued that a good example of a proper business environment is “when persons are actually making the investment in the physical space”.last_img read more