Gamechanger of the Year, Technology Company of the Year and PRM Solution Provider of the Year

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SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Impartner, the world’s most complete channel management platform and Partner Relationship Management (PRM) provider, today announced it has been recognized with three 2020 ACQ5 Awards for International Technology Company of the Year, SaaS-Based PRM Solution Provider of the Year and Gamechanger of the Year for CEO Joe Wang. This is the third consecutive year Impartner has received multiple ACQ5 awards, which are chosen from nearly 100,000 submissions from the corporate news site’s global readership. The awards recognize organizations and individuals that demonstrate an ability to deliver services and skills to meet clients’ needs and adapt to market and regulatory conditions — and are truly world class in the way they are run and in the services they deliver to clients.

“Experts whose

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Acacia Drives Coherent DWDM Technology to Service Provider Edge and Access Networks

Delivers the Higher-Capacity Coherent Technology Needed to Meet Rising Bandwidth Demands of Cable/Fiber Deep and 5G Wireless X-haul Applications

Acacia’s 100G coherent DWDM module for 5G X-haul and cable

Acacia’s new 100G coherent DWDM module in the QSFP-DD form factor for edge and access networks
Acacia’s new 100G coherent DWDM module in the QSFP-DD form factor for edge and access networks
Acacia’s new 100G coherent DWDM module in the QSFP-DD form factor for edge and access networks

MAYNARD, Mass., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced it is sampling a new 100G coherent dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) pluggable solution designed to help service providers, carriers and cable operators meet growing bandwidth demands in edge and access networks. Offered in the QSFP-DD form factor, Acacia’s new 100G coherent DWDM module was designed to provide a scalable traffic aggregation solution, as well as an upgrade path to migrate from existing 10G WDM

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Accenture Increases Cloud First Capabilities in Australia and New Zealand With Acquisition of SAP Specialist Provider Zag

Clients to benefit as Accenture positions itself to meet growing demand for SAP and cloud migration services across ANZ

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired New Zealand-based SAP and cloud solutions technology firm Zag. The acquisition will bolster Accenture’s New Zealand and Australian digital transformation capabilities to meet increased demand from organisations migrating to the cloud and SAP’s next generation products.

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Left to Right: Nick Mulcahy, CEO Zag, and Ben Morgan, Managing Director Accenture New Zealand. (Photo: Business Wire)

Zag has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and Melbourne with a team of over 200 professionals. The company is a leading SAP specialist provider that offers services including consulting, development, support, testing and cloud migration. Clients include the New Zealand farmer owned cooperative Ballance and Australian energy provider Hydro Tasmania.

“By pairing Accenture’s global expertise with Zag’s local talent and insight,

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Romeo Power Technology, Leading Provider of Battery Technology to the Commercial EV Market, to List on NYSE Through Merger With RMG Acquisition Corp.

  • Romeo Power has entered into a definitive merger agreement with RMG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: RMG); upon closing, the combined company will remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “RMO”

  • Romeo Power raises $384 million through the business combination, including a $150 million fully committed PIPE anchored by institutional investors as well as strategic investors The Heritage Group and Republic Services

  • Funding provides for capacity expansion and R&D to further develop the next generation of battery system technologies for commercial vehicles

  • BorgWarner is a strategic investor and joint venture partner of Romeo Power

  • The Heritage Group is a strategic investor, PIPE participant and recycling partner of Romeo Power

  • Republic Services is a strategic investor in the PIPE and intends to enter into a strategic alliance with Romeo Power  

  • Pro forma equity value of the combined company is approximately $1.33 billion

  • Transaction is expected to close

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NEC snaps up Swiss digital banking solutions provider Avaloq in $2.2 billion deal

NEC has agreed to acquire Avaloq in order to secure a global pathway into the digital payments market. 

Announced on October 5, the deal will bring Avaloq under the Japanese IT group’s umbrella, although Avaloq will continue to operate using its own brand. 

Under the terms of the agreement, NEC will pay CHF 2.05 billion, or approximately $2.23 billion, for 100% of Avaloq shares. At present, 45% is owned by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, whereas the rest are held by the firms’ founders and employees. 

Founded in 1985, Avaloq is an IT solutions company now specializing in banking, wealth management, and the digital payments space. The firm has developed business process as a service (BPaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) cloud solutions for banks and financial organizations. 

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Headquartered in Switzerland, Avaloq is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange

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Green Electricity Provider to Create 1,000 New Jobs in U.K.

(Bloomberg) — A U.K. clean energy company is seeking to create 1,000 jobs by the end of next year, expanding its technology to simplify the way consumers buy electricity.



a field of grass with trees in the background: Power lines run from Hinkley Point nuclear power stations, operated by Electricite de France SA's (EDF), near Bridgwater, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. After a decade of dealmaking and political brinkmanship, Electricite de France SA finally won the green light to build what will be the most expensive nuclear power station ever built, an 18 billion-pound ($24 billion) behemoth at Hinkley Point on England's west coast.


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Power lines run from Hinkley Point nuclear power stations, operated by Electricite de France SA’s (EDF), near Bridgwater, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. After a decade of dealmaking and political brinkmanship, Electricite de France SA finally won the green light to build what will be the most expensive nuclear power station ever built, an 18 billion-pound ($24 billion) behemoth at Hinkley Point on England’s west coast.

Octopus Energy Ltd. said it wants to make the U.K. the “Silicon Valley of energy” and detailed a plan to expand its cloud-computing platform, known as Kraken, which aims to make it easier and cheaper for people to use renewable energy.

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The new jobs will go mainly to graduates and

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VMware to acquire automation software provider SaltStack

VMware said Tuesday that it plans to acquire SaltStack, makers of event-driven automation software, to bolster its cloud portfolio. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. 

VMware announced the acquisition alongside a bevy of platform and product updates timed to the company’s virtual VMworld event this week.

SaltStack is the company behind the hugely popular Salt open-source software, which is used by IT admins to handle a range of remote execution tasks. By acquiring SaltStack, VMware said it will be able to extend its automation capabilities beyond infrastructure to the software and packages inside virtual machines and containers. 

The company also intends to use SaltStack to enhance its vRealize cloud management software suite with end-to-end automation and integrated configuration management.

“These software configuration management capabilities will help us address the full spectrum of customers’ automation needs and further strengthen customers’ ability to automate the deployment and configuration of

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Hexaware Becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Earns Advanced Certification for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hexaware, one of the fastest growing next-generation digital transformation partners, today announced that it has become a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP). Hexaware has also earned the Advanced Specialization for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

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Hexaware successfully achieved the Azure Expert MSP designation through a rigorous third-party audit by demonstrating depth of knowledge and proficiency across their Azure capabilities. The Azure Expert MSP program recognizes Hexaware’s investment in resources, training, and technology and their ability to successfully enable digital transformation for their customers globally. Similarly, Hexaware’s endorsement from Microsoft for Advanced Specialization in Data Warehouse Migration to Azure was through an external audit.

To provide accelerated, smarter and cost effective solutions, Hexaware leverages its AMAZE™ product suite consisting of AMAZE™ for Infrastructure for automated lift and shift migration, AMAZE™ for Data and AI for migrating on-premise

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Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

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Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers were affected.

Tyler Technologies’ website remained offline Thursday, and questions sent to a media email address provided by a person who answered the phone at the company’s headquarters near Dallas were not directly answered.

An updated statement on Tyler’s webpage did not address whether ransomware may have been involved. But it did say that none of its products are involved in managing elections.


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“Based on the evidence available to-date, all indications are that the impact of this incident is limited to our

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