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PEARL by OT® eSE Obtains Certification for Mobile Payment Services in China COLOMBES, France -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces that the newly released version of its embedded Secure Element, PEARL by OT®, has obtained MTPS Chinese certification for mobile payment services. MTPS...

GRI G4, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework globally Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]

Sustainability reporters across the globe have been using the GRI Guidelines for the past 15 years. GRI reports have been published from more than 90 countries around the world, with thousands of organisations referencing the guidelines to create the leading framework for sustainability...

GSMA Urges Policymakers to Advance the Digital Economy in New Report LONDON -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a new report that encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies, building an inclusive digital future for their citizens. The report, “Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for...

MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality NEW YORK -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so. MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s...

Greg Williams, from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, to Keynote Capability Counts 2017... PITTSBURGH -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a recent CMMI Institute study, nearly 50% of organizations reported that they don’t have standard processes in place that enable them to adapt their capabilities quickly to opportunities. And, now more than ever, leaders must ensure their organizations deliver above and...

The Internet of the Seas Sets Sail LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is developing smart telemetry tags using Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) technology to track and monitor the movement of harbour seals and research their population decline. NB-IoT is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technology...

GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Threaten High Quality, Affordable Mobile Broadband Services LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband...

Toshiba Now Shipping Samples of 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Flash Memory TOKYO -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has today unveiled the latest addition in its industry-leading line-up of BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure*1, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell...

Advantest and W2BI to Exhibit Advanced Test Solutions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27-March 2 SAN JOSE, Calif, -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) and W2BI, Inc., an Advantest Group company whose test automation products help customers quickly launch new high-quality smart devices, will showcase their newest test and test automation products...

TSYS Signs Payments Agreement with ibq COLUMBUS, Ga. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, February 21st 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that one of the oldest banks in Qatar, International Bank of Qatar (ibq), has signed an agreement to license TSYS’ future-focused PRIMESM payment solutions platform. ibq has selected PRIME to manage all of its Visa and MasterCard credit and...

OT and ERCOM Partner to Introduce Cryptosmart SIM-Powered, the Best Solution to Encrypt Mobile Communications on SAMSUNG... COLOMBES, France -Tuesday, February 21st 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces its international collaboration with Samsung and Ercom, a leading company in the mobile communication security industry, to jointly develop and...

Arabian Centres Selects Yardi Voyager 7S for Retail Portfolio Management RIYADH, Saudi Arabi -Monday, February 20th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arabian Centres will adopt a single technology platform to manage the retail lifecycle of 19 malls when they implement cloud-based Yardi Voyager® 7S as their new lease and property management platform. “Yardi’s single platform approach will enable us to manage many...

SM Optics Launches LIGHTMODE, Its New Metro Optical Platform at MWC 2017  MILAN -Monday, February 20th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SM Optics, a centre of competence in optical networking and R&D power house, will be presenting “LIGHTMODE” its new metro-optical platform at Mobile World Congress for multiservice OTN-based metro-access applications. High capacity and low latency are key enabler for 5G to...

Toshiba the Winner of 63rd Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize TOKYO -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) recent work at the cutting-edge semiconductor technology has been recognized with the award of 63rd Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize, Japan’s most prestigious award in industrial technology. Established in 1954, the Okochi Prize...

Niels-Henrik ANDERSEN appointed CEO of NID Security RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NID Security, the world leader in display cards, today announces the appointment of Niels-Henrik Andersen as CEO. Niels-Henrik Andersen has more than 20 years experience in sales and management roles in the power card industry. He previously managed the Financial Services...

Ercom Announces Groupe Imprimerie Nationale Has Selected Its Cryptobox Solution VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ercom, a reference solution provider for secure voice and data communications, announces it has been selected by Groupe Imprimerie Nationale (French leader in secure ID solutions and trust services operator). The agreement includes supplying and deploying Cryptobox, the most...

A.M. Best Special Report: Stability Returns to Saudi Insurers but Growth Prospects Remain Cloudy LONDON -Friday, February 17th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Saudi insurance market appears to have finally turned the corner following a period of underwriting volatility, according to analysis by A.M. Best. A review of preliminary disclosures by national insurers in Saudi Arabia shows a marked improvement in operating...

Lenovo’s Third Quarter FY 2016/17 Results Led by Growth In PC Business HONG KONG -Friday, February 17th 2017 [ar]

Revenue was US$12.2 billion Pre-tax income was US$101 million Net income was US$98 million Lenovo’s PC business outperformed the industry with revenue growth at two percent year-over-year Record PC market share of 22.4 percent worldwide Basic EPS of 0.90 US cents or 6.98 HK...

DXC Technology Revealed as Name for Combined CSC and HPE Enterprise Services Business Following Merger Completion TYSONS, Va. -Thursday, February 16th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DXC Technology will be the name of the new company formed by the proposed merger of CSC (NYSE: CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) when the transaction closes, it was announced today. The full launch of the new brand will take...

US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children INGELHEIM, Germany -Thursday, February 16th 2017

Tiotropium Respimat® (marketed as SPIRIVA® Respimat®) now approved in US as asthma maintenance treatment for people aged 6 years and older1 FDA approval expands use of tiotropium Respimat® in the US to a broad age range of people across all asthma severities Tiotropium Respimat® is...