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Prelert: IoT Won’t Work Without Artificial Intelligence

Mark Jaffe, CEO of Prelert writes a Wired.com article about machine learning and the importance of artificial intelligence within the rapidly expanding IoT world. “Since current approaches don’t scale to IoT volumes, the future realization of IoT’s promise is dependent on machine learning to find the patterns, correlations and anomalies that have the potential of enabling improvements in …

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Nuance Announces Acquisition for Sierra Ventures’ Portfolio Company TouchCommerce for $215M

Sierra Ventures congratulates President and CEO Bernard Louvat and the TouchCommerce team on the acquisition. This action positions Nuance’s Enterprise business favorably in a rapidly growing market where customer satisfaction requires holistic engagement by combining intelligent self-service multi-channel solutions with assisted service, which TouchCommerce delivers. Founded in 1999, TouchCommerce is the established leader in digital …

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Talent Board Welcomes Phenom People as Global Underwriter for 2016 Candidate Experience Awards

The “CandE” Awards program has expanded beyond North America to include programs in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). As a global underwriter, Phenom People is instrumental in supporting the Talent Board’s operations for all 3 programs – helping employers benchmark their hiring practices and learn what they can do to deliver …

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Phenom People Publish Report: “The State of Talent Experience”

Phenom People conducted a comprehensive audit of 400 companies, and uncovered areas in which the majority of companies are lacking in delivering a positive TRM experience.  “Despite organizations spending billions of dollars every year on their recruiting efforts, companies still struggle to hire the candidates they need. The reasons is often due to outdated recruiting software …

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Wizeline Acquires Rockstar Product Development Company to Provide an Integrated Product Delivery Solution

Wizeline, the leading provider of intelligent software for strategy planning and product management has acquired Wize Services to enable its customers to deliver better products to market, faster. “Using Wizeline’s software, our customers apply a data-driven approach to digital strategy, product prioritization and roadmapping — but in many cases, shortfalls in talent have prevented them from delivering,” …

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Treasure Data Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Treasure Data was one of five companies joining the Foundation, announced at DockerCon in Seattle. CNCF’s goal is to alleviate scalability and efficiency challenges to empower any company to run their infrastructure in a consistent cloud-native way.  “Joining the Foundation demonstrates our commitment and continued partnership with cloud native software like Kubernetes, Prometheus and Docker,” said …

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Boomtrain Integrates with Segment.io

Now, boomtrain is integrated with Segment, and marketers can implement powerful AI-powered personalization with virtually no hassle. Integration gives customers the ability to leverage artificial intelligence within their existing marketing stacks, increasing top-line marketing KPIs with dynamic content and real-time personalization. Segment.io is a very powerful event flow engine allowing marketers the ability to trigger …

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Johnson Matthey acquires Sierra Ventures’ portfolio company MIOX

Acquisition broadens Johnson Matthey’s portfolio of water purification products and services. Johnson Matthey was established nearly 200 years ago, and is an international specialty chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technology. MIOX is a leading manufacturer of electrochemical technology used for water treatment in the industrial, food and beverage, oil and gas and municipal sectors. …

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CenturyLink acquires Sierra Ventures’ portfolio company ElasticBox

Deal extends CenturyLink’s ability to deliver end-to-end network, multi-cloud and hybrid IT services to businesses. CenturyLink takes advantage of ElasticBox multi-cloud management platform that supports CenturyLink Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM’s Softlayer, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Layer, OpenStack and VMWare. It also supports Docker, Amazon ECS containers and Kubernetes as application destinations. This allows companies …

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Mobile Data Security Leader Zimperium Closes $25 Million Series C

2016 has been a banner year for Zimperium – experiencing exceptional company growth, recent integrations and partnership and now funding; Zimperium prepares to expand global customer presence and further enhance security development. “We’re excited to continue to support Zimperium as they pioneer innovative solutions to strengthen enterprise security,” said Mark Fernandes, managing director at Sierra Ventures. …

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