Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Fusion5 Named Aptean 2016 Partner of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aptean, a leading global provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions, has announced Fusion5, a business applications company with offices in Australia and New Zealand, as the recipient of its 2016 Partner of the Year Award. The Aptean Partner of the Year Award recognizes outstanding sales achievement and revenue attainment. 2017 marks the sixteenth year of the Fusion5 and Aptean partnership.

During Aptean’s annual Partner Conference Fusion5 was recognized as 2016 Partner of the Year. Fusion5 has found success using Aptean’s Pivotal platform to develop robust industry leading software solutions in the education management field, specifically grant management and student management.

“We’re delighted that for the second year running Aptean has recognised our achievements with Pivotal, through this award,” says Sven Martin, Fusion5 Executive Director. “Our customers are embracing digital transformation as the top strategy to fuel their growth. We empower them throughout their journey with key innovations built on the flexible and robust Pivotal platform to help continuously drive increased value.”

“Aptean is pleased to recognize Fusion5 and their dedicated team as Aptean’s Partner of the Year,” said Kyle Bowker, Executive Vice President of Global Account Management and Marketing. “Our partner community plays a critical role in Aptean’s global growth strategy and provides valuable insight into investments Aptean can make to further strengthen the solutions we bring to market.”

Aptean’s success is supported by the commitment of a Partner community that invests in and delivers value added solutions, customer retention and market share growth. The recipient of Aptean’s Partner of the Year Award distinguishes the Partner with the highest total revenue achievement and acknowledges their significant contribution to Aptean’s growth.

To learn more about becoming an Aptean Partner, contact us at [email protected].


Fusion5 is a business applications company delivering world class solutions across key functional areas of an organization, including Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Experience, HR / Payroll and IT Service Management. We develop best of breed solutions across a number of key industries serving over 700 customers across Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.fusion5.com.au.


Aptean is a leading global provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions. We build and acquire solutions to support the evolving operational needs of our customers. Our solutions help nearly 6,500 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.aptean.com.

Aptean is a trademark of Aptean, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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Melissa Floyd, Aptean
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What Women Want and Why a Larger Share of Them Enroll in Business Master’s Rather Than MBA Programs

New white paper examines motivations and the biggest challenges women face in the business school application journey

RESTON, Va., March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globally, women represent a greater share of the applicant pool than men in many of the business master’s programs, such as marketing, accounting and management. Women, however, are still underrepresented in MBA classrooms in the United States and around the world. What Women Want: A Blueprint for Change in Business Education is a new white paper from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) that identifies drivers of this continued lack of gender parity in MBA programs. The paper explores the biggest challenges women face in the business school application process and the differences between men and women in their motivations to pursue graduate business degrees. The white paper was issued in recognition of International Women’s Day celebrated globally and National Women’s History month in the United States.

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“Women have made phenomenal progress in attaining business master’s degrees, yet they have not yet caught up with men in the share of MBAs earned,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “Our extensive global segmentation research and market intelligence looked at several important underlying factors that contribute to this growing participation of women in business master’s and lack of parity in MBAs, with financial concerns being the number one issue cited by female applicants.”

Key Findings
The paper’s key findings draw upon insights collected from GMAC’s Global Graduate Management Education Candidate Segmentation Study conducted in 2016 in partnership with IPSOS, a global market research firm. The survey sample included a total of 5,900 female and male applicants representing 15 countries worldwide.

Motivations and Approaches to the Application Journey Differ by World Regions

Women in Western countries differ in their motivations and approaches to the application journey from women in emerging economies like China and India, and the motivational profiles of Western women differ noticeably from their male counterparts. In India and China, women’s motivations and application behaviors more closely resemble those of male applicants from these countries.

Women Plan Earlier and Are More Outcomes-Focused

Women are more likely than men to begin considering graduate management education as undergraduates. Overall, women are more pragmatic and outcomes-focused in their approach to pursuing graduate business education. They are more likely than men to apply to a specific school because it offers flexible program formats and its graduates get better job opportunities. Especially in Western countries, women are more likely than men to be motivated by the desire to advance more quickly and earn more money.

Funding Is a Significant Barrier

Globally, 29 percent of female survey respondents cited financial issues as the key reason they had not yet accepted their admissions offer to graduate business school. Seeking scholarships and financial aid were top of mind. Men, on the other hand (33 percent), cited that they were waiting for an offer from additional schools as their reason for delaying acceptance.

The greatest gender difference on this issue was seen in the U.S. More than a third (38 percent) of female survey respondents cited financial reasons as their number one reason for not yet accepting their admissions offer compared with 20 percent of male respondents. Yet, obtaining funds to pay for schools is a bigger challenge for men than for women in both India (8 percent Indian women vs. 14 percent Indian men) and China (9 percent Chinese women vs. 11 percent Chinese men).

MBA Is Still Relevant to Women Despite Higher Numbers Obtaining Non-MBA Business Master’s Degrees

Women are already achieving parity (52 percent) in master’s programs such as Master of Marketing, Master of Accounting, and Master in Management, and the number of these programs has grown exponentially in recent years. The share of women in MBA classrooms, however, has consistently remained well below parity with men at 37 percent. Despite greater shares of women choosing non-MBA master’s programs over MBA programs, the data show that women hold the MBA degree in higher regard than men, and view the degree as a passport to wider career advancement.

“It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking of women as a monolithic block and to view their lack of parity in MBA classrooms as a failure on the part of business schools,” said Chowfla. “The insights in this white paper clearly reveal that women are distinct from men in what they are seeking from their business education experience, and their behaviors differ between countries and behavior types. In our opinion, business schools have made great strides in inclusivity and shaping their recruiting and admissions processes to ensure a diverse classroom. We hope that equipped with this paper’s data and insights, business schools can develop even bolder strategies for increasing the number of women in their classrooms and achieve the gender parity seen in other sectors of graduate education.”

To download the GMAC white paper, What Women Want: A Blueprint for Change in Business Education, visit: http://www.gmac.com/womeninbusinessschool.

About GMAC: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a nonprofit organization of 220 leading graduate business schools from around the world actively committed to advancing the art and science of admissions. The Council provides the solutions necessary for business schools and candidates to discover and evaluate one another to ensure that talent never goes undiscovered. GMAC owns and administers the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exam, used by more than 6,500 graduate programs worldwide, as well as the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, used for entrance into graduate management programs in India. The Council is based in Reston, Va., with offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. Additional information about the GMAT exam is posted on mba.com. For more information about GMAC, visit gmac.com.

Jennifer Garfinkel; Director of Media Relations, GMAC
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‫ผลการสำรวจจาก Frost & Sullivan: ร้อยละ 90 ของผู้บริการโทรคมนาคมเชื่อว่าแพลตฟอร์มผนวกรวมในระบบคลาวด์ช่วยเพิ่มความเร็วในการเข้าถึงตลาด


GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ตามผลการสำรวจที่ Frost & Sullivan ได้ทำโดยร่วมมือกับ BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT) ร้อยละ 90 ของผู้ให้บริการโทรคมนาคมเชื่อว่าแพลตฟอร์มแบบผนวกรวมในระบบคลาวด์จะช่วยเร่งเวลาในการเข้าสู่ตลาดสำหรับการนำเสนอบริการด้านการสื่อสารแบบครบวงจรให้แก่ลูกค้าด้านธุรกิจ ผลการสำรวจชี้ให้เห็นว่าแพลตฟอร์มการสื่อสารและการทำงานร่วมกันอย่างบูรณาการ SaaS แบบครบวงจรในระบบคลาวด์ (UC & C) ทำให้ผู้ให้บริการโทรคมนาคมคงความสามารถในการแข่งขันในตลาดที่มีการพัฒนาอย่างรวดเร็ว โดยการเสนอขายที่เพิ่มขึ้น ลดรอบการขาย และเปิดโอกาสใหม่ในการหารายได้

ผลการวิจัยจากรายงานการปฏิวัติ SaaS ของ Frost and Sullivan ได้มาจากการสัมภาษณ์เชิงลึกกับผู้บริหารอาวุโส 20 รายของบริษัทที่เป็นผู้ให้บริการทางโทรคมนาคมหลักๆ ของโลกในช่วงไตรมาสที่สี่ของปี 2559 จากผลการวิจัยพบว่า การลำดับความสำคัญทางธุรกิจของผู้ให้บริการทางโทรคมนาคมจำเป็นต้องเปลี่ยนไปตามตลาด UCaaS ที่มีการพัฒนาอย่างรวดเร็วเนื่องจากร้อยละ 90 ของผู้ตอบแบบสอบถามระบุว่าแพลตฟอร์มที่ใช้ระบบคลาวด์แบบบูรณาการช่วยเพิ่มความรวดเร็วในการเข้าถึงตลาด ร้อยละ 63 เชื่อว่าแพลตฟอร์มนี้จะลดการพึ่งพาทรัพยากรที่หายาก และมากกว่าครึ่ง (ร้อยละ 52) เชื่อว่ามันช่วยให้พวกเขาเปลี่ยนจากรุ่น CAPEX มาเป็นรุ่นที่ทำกำไรได้มากกว่าอย่าง SaaS OPEX



  • ร้อยละ 90 ของผู้ให้บริการโทรคมนาคมระบุว่าแพลตฟอร์มแบบใช้ระบบคลาวด์จะช่วยเพิ่มความรวดเร็วในการเข้าถึงตลาด
  • ร้อยละ 45 วางแผนที่จะใช้โซลูชั่นแบบครบวงจรซึ่งมีบุคคลที่สามเป็นเจ้าภาพและเป็นผู้ดำเนินการเพื่อเพิ่มพูนความสามารถในการเสนอโซลูชั่นที่เป็นนวัตกรรมใหม่ โดยส่วนใหญ่คาดว่าจะสามารถทำการเปลี่ยนแปลงได้ใน 12 เดือนข้างหน้า
  • ร้อยละ 80 กล่าวว่าวัฒนธรรมของพวกเขาคือการส่งเสริมนวัตกรรมอย่างรวดเร็ว แต่มีเพียง ร้อยละ 40 ที่เห็นว่ากระบวนการภายในของพวกเขาทำให้เป็นจริงได้
  • ร้อยละ 75 ต้องการที่จะปลูกฝังความรู้เกี่ยวกับโซลูชั่นของพวกเขา แต่มีเพียง ร้อยละ 55% ที่ปัจจุบันได้สนับสนุนการสั่งซื้อออนไลน์
  • ร้อยละ 55 มองว่าการบูรณาการเทคโนโลยีของผู้ให้บริการหลายรายเพื่อพัฒนาโซลูชั่นระบบคลาวด์ของพวกเขาเป็นความท้าทายอันสำคั

“ตลาด UCaaS กำลังมีการใช้ที่เพิ่มขึ้นสูงและการแข่งขันที่รุนแรงขึ้น และผู้ให้บริการจะอยู่ในตำแหน่งที่ไม่ซ้ำกันในการลงทุนและนำการเปลี่ยนแปลงเหล่านี้” Elka Popova ซึ่งเป็นผู้อำนวยการโครงการอเมริกาเหนือของ Connected Work, Frost & Sullivan กล่าวไว้ “การสำรวจครั้งนี้ทำให้เรามีมุมมองเชิงลึกเกี่ยวกับลำดับความสำคัญ ความท้าทาย และยุทธศาสตร์ของผู้ให้บริการ โดยสรุปได้ว่าแพลตฟอร์มที่ได้รับการจัดการจะช่วยลดต้นทุนการให้บริการได้โดยง่ายในขณะที่ยังให้ความมั่นใจได้ว่าจะสามารถนำเสนอบริการได้อย่างครอบคลุมและต่อเนื่องให้เแก่ลูกค้าที่เป็นผู้ให้บริการ”

“ผู้ให้บริการด้านโทรคมนาคมต้องยอมรับว่านวัตกรรมผลิตภัณฑ์อย่างรวดเร็วและประหยัดต้นทุนเป็นตัวขับเคลื่อนธุรกิจที่สำคัญในตลาด UCaaS แบบไดนามิกและมีการแข่งขันสูง และกำลังมองหาผู้ขายเพิ่มขึ้นเพื่อเสนอทางเลือกในการจัดส่งที่มีความยืดหยุ่นและมีความเป็นนวัตกรรม” Taher Behbehani ซึ่งเป็นผู้บริหารฝ่ายดิจิตอลและการตลาดของ BroadSoft กล่าวไว้ “เพื่อช่วยให้ผู้ให้บริการด้านโทรคมนาคมสามารถตอบสนองความท้าทายด้านการตลาดดังกล่าว BroadSoft ยังคงมุ่งเน้นการพัฒนาและนำเสนอรูปแบบการจัดส่งที่สมบูรณ์แบบ ซึ่งได้แก่ BroadCloud อันเป็นการเสนอขายแบบ PaaS และโปรแกรม Powered by BroadSoft go-to-market ของเรา”

รายงานฉบับ “ผู้ให้บริการ คุณได้เตรียมตัวสำหรับนวัตกรรม SaaS หรือยัง” สามารถดาวน์โหลดได้ ที่นี่.

เกี่ยวกับ Frost and Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan ซึ่งเป็นบริษัท Growth Partnership ได้ทำงานร่วมกับลูกค้าเพื่อเพิ่มประโยชน์จากนวัตกรรมด้านวิสัยทัศน์ที่ตอบโจทย์ความท้าทายระดับโลกและโอกาสในการเติบโตที่เกี่ยวข้องซึ่งจะทำให้เกิดหรือทำลายผู้เข้าร่วมตลาดในปัจจุบัน ในมากกว่า 50 ปีที่ผ่านมา เราได้พัฒนากลยุทธ์การเติบโตให้กับลูกค้าจำนวน 1000 รายทั่วโลก ธุรกิจที่เกิดขึ้นใหม่ หน่วยงานภาครัฐและชุมชนการลงทุน ติดต่อเรา เริ่มการอภิปราย

เกี่ยวกับ BroadSoft:

BroadSoft เป็นผู้ริเริ่มเทคโนโลยีในโซลูชั่นการสื่อสาร การทำงานร่วมกัน และศูนย์การติดต่อโดยใช้ระบบคลาวด์สำหรับองค์กรธุรกิจและผู้ให้บริการทั่วทั้ง 80 ประเทศ เราเป็นผู้นำส่วนแบ่งการตลาดสำหรับการสื่อสารแบบครบวงจรด้วยระบบคลาวด์ด้วยแพลตฟอร์มแบบเปิด เคลื่อนที่ และปลอดภัยที่ได้รับความไว้วางใจจากผู้ให้บริการ 25 ใน 30 รายที่มีรายได้อยู่ในอันดับต้นของโลก ชุดแอพลิเคชัน BroadSoft Business ของเราได้เพิ่มความสามารถให้กับผู้ใช้และทีมงานในการแบ่งปันความคิดเห็นและการทำงานเพื่อได้มาซึ่งผลงานที่โดดเด่น

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม กรุณาเยี่ยมชม www.BroadSoft.com.

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Elastic Reaches 100 Million Downloads for the Elastic Stack

New products and features will further accelerate the adoption of Elastic’s products by its massive open source user community and growing global customer base

SAN FRANCISCO, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Elastic{ON}17) — Elastic, the company behind the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats), X-Pack commercial extensions, and Elastic Cloud, announced that it has crossed the 100 million download mark and unveiled an array of new products. Up from 50 million downloads a year ago and 20 million the year before that, this milestone establishes Elastic as one of the most successful open source enterprise software providers. Elastic products solve and are embedded in mission-critical use cases such as application search, logging, security analytics, metrics analysis, operational analytics, as well as being used to build real-time, scalable data applications.

“From the start, we’ve built products that solve complex problems while making it easy for our users to get started and scale their efforts every time they use our software,” said Shay Banon, Elastic Co-Founder and CTO. “This 100 million download milestone is a huge testament to our wonderful user community, customers, and partners who continue to innovate with our products, discover new use cases, and build distributed systems.”

At its third annual user conference, Elastic{ON}17, Elastic announced the  following new products and features, scheduled for availability in the spring 2017 timeframe:

  • Filebeat Modules: Elastic’s Filebeat modules create a simple, out-of-the-box experience to collect, parse, and visualize log data from systems and services like Apache2, Nginx, MySQL, etc. Once installed, Filebeat modules ship data into Elasticsearch and pre-configured templates setup Kibana dashboards for users analyze data in minutes.
  • Time Series Visual Builder: Extending the power of Timelion and Metricbeat, Time Series Visual Builder demonstrates the power of aggregations in the same visualization. As a new feature in Kibana, users can create powerful, custom visualizations (Histogram, Gauge, Metric, Top N, and Markdown) for numeric and time series data such as log metrics, application statistics, and server statistics.
  • Machine Learning: Elastic’s new unsupervised machine learning capabilities automatically identify anomalies and outliers in the data stored in Elasticsearch based on predictive models. With machine learning built into the Elastic Stack, the power of automated and statistical insights on data of any type, size, and complexity will empower users to take proactive actions for fraud detection, cybersecurity, and more.
  • Elastic Cloud Enterprise: Based on Elastic Cloud, Elastic’s hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering, Elastic Cloud Enterprise automates the setup, administration, and operations of managing multiple Elastic Stack environments through a single console. Elastic Cloud Enterprise provides the choice to run on-premise, in a virtual setup, or a public cloud. It includes all the latest features of the Elastic Stack and X-Pack; and allows users to offer centralized services, such as, logging-, monitoring-, and search- as-a-service capabilities across their entire organization.

Also announced at Elastic{ON}17 were future products that will extend the Elastic Stack for new types of users, data types, and visualizations:

  • Elasticsearch SQL: By exposing a language that many users are familiar with and extending it with Elasticsearch’s unique capability, Elasticsearch SQL opens the door for new users and new types of interactions.
  • Kibana Canvas: Enabling a new expressive way for users to interact with their data, Kibana Canvas allows users to create and compose charts, dashboards, presentations, and infographics with live, real-time data from Elasticsearch.

Learn More

About Elastic
Elastic is the world’s leading software provider for making structured and unstructured data usable in real time for use cases like search, logging, and analytics. Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash open source projects, the Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud have had more than 100 million cumulative downloads to date. Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world. To learn more, visit www.elastic.co.

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Elastic Announces Honorees of Inaugural Elastic Cause Awards; Celebrates Passion and Devotion of Elastic Community and Their Projects Advancing the Greater Good

SAN FRANCISCO, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Elastic{ON}17) – Elastic today announced honorees of its inaugural Elastic Cause Awards at the Elastic{ON}17 opening keynote address. A celebration of the passion and devotion of the Elastic community, the Cause Awards recognize three projects that use the Elastic Stack to advance the greater good. Honorees include eHealth Africa for their Ebola-focused call center and health monitoring application; IST Research for fighting sex trafficking and slave trade, and supporting humanitarian efforts with technology; and NoSchoolViolence.org for reducing school violence with a National School Security Database.

The Elastic Cause Awards are part of Elastic’s expanding philanthropic mission, which will continue to grow to further benefit nonprofits using Elastic software. In its first year, the Cause Awards included nominations from dozens of organizations working to advance the human condition, improve the global environment, or help a particular population in need. Judges — including Elastic Co-Founder and CEO Steven Schuurman, Co-Founder and CTO Shay Banon, and VP of Human Resources Leah Sutton — evaluated entries based on their impact and reach.  Each of the selected project teams received complimentary conference tickets and hotel stay for up to two project members and will be featured in various special events at Elastic{ON}17.

“I am in constant awe of the innovative use cases realized with the Elastic Stack, and as we’ve seen with the Cause Awards, there’s no limit to how people are pushing the boundaries of our technology to improve the world,” said Steven Schuurman, Elastic Co-Founder and CEO. “We were so moved by the nominations we received and are thrilled to share the honorees’ stories, hopefully inspiring more game-changing ideas from our phenomenal community.”

eHealth Africa
eHealth Africa (eHA) launched software-based call centers to help them rapidly scale up existing Ebola-focused call centers, allowing callers to report sick patients, possible Ebola cases and deaths, and get access to health information. The enhanced system was developed using the Elastic Stack (both Elasticsearch and Kibana) and allows eHA to analyze outbreak trends in real time.

“The Elastic Stack allows the call center to generate daily reports, which provide key information on call volume, geographical distribution of call origins and alert types, and a daily summary of alerts,” said Adam Thompson, Executive Director of eHealth Africa. “By using the Elastic Stack, we allow health care responders to locate and isolate infected individuals, then track down those who had come into contact with them. Our call center software and the infrastructure around it played a crucial role in curbing the outbreak and saving lives in West Africa.”

IST Research
IST Research is building technology to help fight human trafficking, slave trade, child soldier recruitment, and similar activities occurring around the world. Pulse is an Elastic-powered technology platform that identifies and communicates with at-risk populations in the two-thirds of the world that are not connected.

“The Elastic Stack enables us to deliver on our mission of protecting human security by delivering decision support to the edge, anywhere in the world,” said Ryan Paterson, CEO and Founder of IST Research. “Because data streams can be collected and interpreted at large scale with the Elastic Stack, we’re able to raise awareness and help shape responses to the global nature of the human security problems and demonstrate how at-risk individuals are being exploited everywhere in the world.”

NoSchoolViolence.org is committed to reducing the near million incidences of U.S. cases of school bullying, fighting, drug use, sexual harassment, vandalism, gang activities, stealing, weapons use, threats, intimidation, ostracizing, and cyber-bullying annually. Its web-based app, The LanternTM, is an Elasticsearch-powered database, designed to help parents, students, school staff, researchers, and counselors translate a knowledge of how student behavioral patterns are related to specific forms of violence into new intervention programs.

“From day one, we knew we needed a search solution that could ingest a wide range of data formats and grow with us as we conducted more complicated search and analytics activities while providing important data visualization capabilities,” said Dr. Paul Privateer, Founding Director of NoSchoolViolence.org. “Elasticsearch drives The Lantern school security database, providing a straightforward way for users to eventually query millions of databases, police records, journal articles, school records, media reports, medical data, student journals, social media, and miscellaneous information since 1955 to illuminate connections between hidden behaviors and most forms of student violence.”

Elastic Cause Award finalists include:

About Elastic
Elastic is the world’s leading software provider for making structured and unstructured data usable in real-time for use cases like search, logging, security, and analytics. Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash open source projects, the Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud have had more than 100 million cumulative downloads to date. Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world. To learn more, visit www.elastic.co.

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