Lane Crawford picks Orange to improve digital shopping experience

Orange Business Services has been chosen by multi-brand designer label luxury retailer Lane Crawford to provide a cloud-based platform to extend, secure and manage its IT resources in Hong Kong and China, the company said.

This deployment will enable Lane Crawford to marry offline strengths with digital advantages and offer its customers a more connected retail experience.

Through Orange Business Services´ cloud platform, Lane Crawford will have higher flexibility and scalability to accommodate changes in demand due to seasonal shopping, sales and promotional activities, and ad-hoc use.

By adopting a cloud-based platform, Lane Crawford can appropriately align its business with the rapid growth of online shopping in China and meet the needs of new and existing customers.

Founded in 1850, Hong Kong-based Lane Crawford is widely recognized as a leading retailer of specialty and luxury goods in Hong Kong and China.

Orange Business Services provides IT solutions integrator and applications in France and around the world.

RiskLens names CFO, VP/M

Cyber risk quantification solutions provider RiskLens, Inc. has named Dave Sutor the Chief Financial Officer, and Tiziana Barrow to Vice President, Marketing, effective immediately, the company said.

The executive appointments follow RiskLens´ recent ascent to profitability, and will accelerate the company´s growth, awareness and thought leadership in the information risk management market.

An accomplished CFO, Sutor has devoted his career to helping technology companies build strong financial infrastructure and providing the financial guidance required to support and accelerate growth. Most recently he served as VP, Finance at Hobsons.

Barrow joins RiskLens following 20 years of experience in the information security and technology industry, including at market leader Symantec, and marketing automation platform provider Eloqua prior to its acquisition by Oracle.

RiskLens´ flagship Cyber Risk Quantification is a decision-support application that quantifies an organization´s financial risk exposure to cybersecurity events. RiskLens solutions help cyber risk professionals quantify and communicate about risk in the language of dollars and cents, to help bridge communication gaps between IT, the board and the business.

Delivered through an easy-to-use SaaS application, RiskLens solutions help customers: make better decisions faster; prioritize risk mitigation based on financial impact; optimize security budgets, and assess cyber insurance buying decisions.

RiskLens provides cyber risk quantification software.

Viptela partners with CA Technologies on SD-WAN infrastructures

Viptela has partnered with CA Technologies to integrate Viptela´s Software Defined-Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) platform with CA Performance Management and CA Virtual Network Assurance, the copmany said.

The combination of Viptela´s vManage application, which provides centralized configuration, management and a single view for SD-WAN health and performance, with CA Performance Management and CA Virtual Network Assurance enables enterprises to centralize real-time monitoring across their entire network infrastructure to achieve a single, unified view of both the Viptela SD-WAN and other network devices and applications across their entire digital infrastructure.

The Viptela SD-WAN platform virtualizes WAN infrastructure to allow for fast roll-out across the extended enterprise at a 50 percent lower cost with 10x more bandwidth and 5x higher cloud performance than alternatives. It allows large enterprises to “mix and match” any combination of connections (MPLS, Broadband, Wireless 3G/4G LTE, etc.) and unifies provisioning and management across cloud and data center resources for hundreds or even thousands of sites.

CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry.

Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure.

CA Technologies names new CFO

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has appointed Kieran J. McGrath new executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company said.

McGrath, who most recently served as interim CFO, will report to Chief Executive Officer Mike Gregoire.

McGrath, 57, joined CA Technologies in 2014 as corporate controller and served in that role until being named interim-CFO in July 2016.

CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the Application Economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry.

Comtech Telecommunications, ip.access enable LTE mobile connectivity

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.´s Canadian subsidiary Memotec and cell solutions provider ip.access have completed joint performance testing.

During end-to-end tests involving an emulated satellite link, ip.access´ E40 LTE small cell, and Memotec´s WX WAN acceleration and optimization device, end to end optimization and interoperability performed flawlessly and achieved 28 times faster bit rates than possible without optimization.

The high latency and jitter of satellite links usually limit bit rates at values much lower than those advertised for LTE services — even when the satellite link used as backhaul advertises high bit rates on its own.

The joint solution tested by Memotec and ip.access allows mobile operators to deliver LTE services to isolated rural communities and enterprise sites using satellite backhaul links, without sacrificing the appeal and performance of modern LTE networks, and at a lower cost.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been creating and deploying small cell solutions for more than fifteen years. The company has products and solutions live in over 100 customers´ networks around the world.

Memotec Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., provides solutions to Telecommunication Operators, Government Agencies and Premium Enterprises to manage, optimize and accelerate services and applications across satellite links.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications and part of Comtech´s Commercial Solutions segment, is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Comtech Telecommunications gets USD8.0m in contract renewals

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment received contract renewals valued at approximately USD8.0 million from a wireless operator, the company sai.

Under these contracts, Comtech provides Voice over LTE 9-1-1 and E9-1-1 services that ensure a subscriber´s emergency call routes to the appropriate PSAP and automatically provides the caller´s location information when on a 2G/3G or LTE mobile network.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Virginia Mason, Carena to provide insurance billing for virtual clinic visits

Seattle-based virtual care provider Carena announced a partnership with Virginia Mason to offer insurance billing to Virginia Mason Virtual Care Clinic patients insured by Regence BlueShield.

The partnership, the first in which Carena has offered health insurance billing, will make low-cost virtual care even more accessible for the 40,000 Virginia Mason patients currently covered by Regence BlueShield.

Carena designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. W

Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest.

Datalink Q3 revenue down 7%

Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK) third quarter revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, decreased 7% to USD184.0 million compared to USD198.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the company said.

Included in the third quarter of 2016 is approximately USD10.3 million of fulfillment revenues compared to USD22.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.

Without these fulfillment revenues, which the company has now discontinued, revenue would have decreased 1% from the comparable quarter. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, decreased 1% to USD547.8 million compared to USD556.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

On a GAAP basis, the company reported net earnings of USD546,000 or USD0.03 per diluted share for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. This compares to net earnings of USD1.3 million or USD0.06 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2015.

Datalink provides IT services to meet business challenges. Combining extensive experience, a full lifecycle of services and a comprehensive approach to producing IT innovations that empower positive business outcomes, Datalink delivers success across cloud IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.

Zayo acquires data center in Silicon Valley

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has completed a USD12.8 million acquisition of a data center in Santa Clara, the company´s first data center in Northern California, the company said.

The Bay Area represents one of Zayo´s most extensive metro dark fiber footprints encompassing 1,500 route miles. The expansion is driven by strong customer demand in Northern California leveraging interplay between data center and Communications Infrastructure

The facility includes high-efficiency power and cooling infrastructure, seismic reinforcement to “1.5” and proximity to Zayo´s long haul dark fiber routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

With the high concentration of technology, content companies and research labs, Silicon Valley is a highly strategic location for Zayo. This facility complements zColo´s strong nationwide footprint, which is experiencing demand from cloud, content, service providers and traditional enterprise firms.

The acquisition will contribute over USD1 million in incremental annualized adjusted EBITDA.

Zayo Group Holdings provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services.

Synchronoss Technologies Q3 total revenue up YoY

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) third quarter 2016 total revenue was USD176.4 million GAAP compared to USD150.9 million in the third quarter of 2015, the company said.

USD181.0 million non-GAAP compared to USD151.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.
Gross profit: USD99.2 million GAAP compared to USD87.4 million in the third quarter of 2015.

USD109.1 million non-GAAP compared to USD92.1 million in the third quarter of 2015.
Operating Income: USD13.2 million GAAP compared to USD22.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.

USD46.5 million non-GAAP compared to USD43.2 million in the third quarter of 2015.

Net Income attributable to Synchronoss: USD7.7 million GAAP compared to USD9.6 million in the third quarter of 2015. USD32.5 million non-GAAP compared to USD27.1 million in the third quarter of 2015.

Synchronoss is the mobile innovation leader that provides personal cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices across the globe.