Companies news of 2017-03-20 (page 4)

  • Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at IBM InterConnect
  • SDL Announces SDL Web MVP 2017 Award Winners
  • Cellcom Israel Announces Filing of Annual Report For 2016
  • Oclaro Gains Access to Ciena's Leading High-Baud Rate DSP to Develop 400G Coherent...
  • Study Finds Happy Customers Will Spend $100 of Disposable Income Every Month with Brands...
  • IBM Taps Watson to Help Manage & Protect Business DevicesIBM Mobile Vision 2020 Study...
  • Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Brings 4G Connectivity to More People in More Places--...
  • New Oriental to Report Third Fiscal Quarter 2017 Financial Results on April 24, 2017
  • Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs Unveil the New Operating Model for Agile...
  • IGT Honored in Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products...
  • Viavi Solutions Recognized as the Global Market Leader in Fiber Optic Test Equipment by...
  • IBM Launches Industry's Most Secure Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Services for Hyperledger...
  • Post Bank Drives ATM Network Expansion Using Diebold Nixdorf Systems, Software And...
  • Criteo Releases CPG Trend Report: Clicks, Bricks & BroccoliNew Criteo Whitepaper Offers...
  • ARRIS Unveils SURFboard(R) Voice GatewaySURFboard SVG2482AC offers ultra-fast broadband,...
  • RetailMeNot Mobile Marketing Campaigns Can Deliver 4.3x ROI According to Independent...
  • DarioHealth to Host Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Conference Call on March 23, 2017
  • EnSync Energy to Feature Live Operation of Commercial Sites Utilizing DER Flex(TM)...
  • Cellcom Israel Announces MOC Approval for Network Sharing and Hosting Agreement With Xfone
  • Supermicro Shows Enterprise IT Building Blocks and Turnkey Solutions at CeBIT 2017Complete...
  • Jive Achieves "In Process" Milestone Towards FedRAMP Certification with Sponsorship from...
  • New IBM Cloud Integration Technology Blends Multi-Cloud Environments
  • Ciber Announces Agreement To Sell Its Infor Practice To Infor

    Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at IBM InterConnect

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the world's #1 CRM company and Intelligent Customer Success Platform, today announced that Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will speak at IBM InterConnect on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Benioff will participate in a fireside chat with IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT. A live webcast will be available:

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    SDL Announces SDL Web MVP 2017 Award Winners

    WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts and MAIDENHEAD, England, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Award recognizes 23 'Most Valued Professionals' based on exceptional contributions to

    the SDL Web community 

    SDL [ ]  today announced its 2017 SDL Web [ ] Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) at the SDL Web Dev Summit in Delhi, India. This year the MVP Awards recognize 23 partners, customers and industry professionals who have demonstrated a passion for sharing their expertise on SDL Web, SDL's solution for global web content management (WCM).

    The SDL Web MVP Program recognizes outstanding professionals who support the technical community with their expansive expertise and real world experience by providing best practices and objective feedback to help others implement and enhance SDL technology. In its seventh year, the program continues to help foster solution development in the Web community and drive innovation and best practices for the SDL Web solution.

    "The SDL Web community is full of professionals who go out of their way to share experience, code and knowledge with other developers," said John Winter, Co-Founder, Content Bloom. "I am proud to be among this year's group of MVPs, who make this exclusive community such a powerful forum by driving conversations that allow members to learn from one other."

    To receive the MVP Award, nominees go through an extensive selection process by the MVP panel. Nominees are evaluated based on the quality and impact of their contributions to the community over the past 12 months, across SDL Web social network sites, community extensions or personal weblogs. The MVP program has grown at a steady cadence over the past several years, with more nominees and MVPs each year.

    "SDL understands that knowledge sharing between users can only be enhanced by its tools," said Quirijn Slings, Co-Founder, Trivident. "The openness of SDL Community members and their willingness to share their skills and expertise encourages learning and has motivated me to share my knowledge as well."

    "We proudly support the SDL Web community and are thrilled to congratulate this year's MVPs," said Jim Saunders, Chief Product Officer, SDL. "SDL is dedicated to helping companies create exceptional web experiences for their customers and our MVPs play an important role in driving successful implementations for businesses around the world." 

    SDL Web MVPs gain free attendance to all SDL sponsored events for the year, including an MVP retreat that brings winners together to collaborate with other MVPs. MVPs are also given access to all SDL software, product management and R&D resources and are invited to influence future product direction. 

    For more information, please visit our website [ ], or read our blog here [ ] to see a full list of this year's MVPs.

    About SDL SDL [ ] is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. Over the past 25 years we've delivered transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are you in the know? Find out why 78 out of the top 100 global brands work with us at and follow us on Twitter [ ], LinkedIn [ ] and Facebook [ ].

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    Cellcom Israel Announces Filing of Annual Report For 2016

    NETANYA, Israel, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced that it has filed today its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 (on Form 20-F) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report will be available for download from the investor relations section of Cellcom Israel's website, Cellcom Israel will furnish a hard copy to any shareholder who so requests, without charge. Such requests may be sent through the Company's website or by sending a postal mail request to Cellcom Israel Ltd., 10 Hagavish Street, Netanya, Israel (attention: Chief Financial Officer).

    About Cellcom Israel

    Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.801 million cellular subscribers (as at December 31, 2016) with a broad range of value added services including cellular telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an LTE 4 generation network and an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel delivery services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for hearing impaired, etc. Cellcom Israel further provides OTT TV services (as of December 2014), internet infrastructure (as of February 2015) and connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website

    Company Contact Shlomi Fruhling Chief Financial Officer Tel: +972-52-998-9755 Investor Relations Contact Ehud Helft GK Investor & Public Relations In partnership with LHA Tel: +1-617-418-3096

    Cellcom Israel Ltd.

    Oclaro Gains Access to Ciena's Leading High-Baud Rate DSP to Develop 400G Coherent Transponders- Enables the rapid development of single-wavelength 100G-400G networks that are cost competitive and flexible in bandwidth per port- Leverages Ciena's world-class 56 GBaud DSP platform with Oclaro's leading-edge indium phosphide transmitter, receiver and modulator technology- Allows for simpler modulation formats that significantly increase reach by driving higher baud rates

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. , a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Ciena as a long-term partner in the development of 400G coherent networks. Oclaro will have access to Ciena's WaveLogic Ai coherent DSP chipset, enabling it to build programmable modules supporting up to 400Gb/s with industry-leading baud rates that allow more data to be transported on each wavelength. This will enable Oclaro customers to quickly and cost effectively transition to 400G networks capable of meeting the industry's growing demand for more bandwidth.

    "Our collaboration with Ciena is a significant milestone in the development of higher-speed 400G networks as it combines world-class 56 Gbaud DSP technology with Oclaro's indium phosphide transmitter, receiver and modulator technology," said Adam Carter, Chief Commercial Officer at Oclaro. "Oclaro customers will now be able to design high-capacity coherent long haul/metro systems that are both flexible in the bandwidth offered per port and cost competitive by utilizing a single wavelength."

    "Oclaro's deep technology expertise and high-volume success in the 100G market make them a strong partner for driving the evolution to 400G networks," said Scott McFeely, Senior Vice President of Networking Platforms at Ciena. "The combination of our leading baud rate with their proven indium phosphide technology and packaging expertise provides a quick and cost-effective path for early adopters wanting to move to these higher speed networks."

    The Oclaro 400G Transponders
    Oclaro expects to sample its first flex coherent transponders based on Ciena's WaveLogic Ai DSP chipset by the end of calendar 2017. Featuring a single wavelength transmitter in a 5"x7" form factor, the transponder will be designed to deliver flexible bandwidth for 400G, 300G, 200G and 100G applications.

    About Oclaro
    Oclaro, Inc. , is a leader in optical components and modules for the long-haul, metro and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation and photonics integration, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

    Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

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    Tanis Communications, Inc.

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    Study Finds Happy Customers Will Spend $100 of Disposable Income Every Month with Brands They LoveHarris Poll Study Commissioned by Lithium Finds Great Customer Experience Means More to Consumers than Great Products

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes customers happy? And what's a happy customer worth? Eighty-three percent of U.S. consumers say having a positive customer experience with a brand is more important than the product itself, a new study by Harris Poll of 2,000 respondents reveals. Consumers are willing to spend one-third of their disposable income - $100 per month on average - with brands they love based on a great customer experience. That's around $31 billion up for grabs every month to brands who make their customers happy. [CLICK TO TWEET]

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    Experience Over Product

    Brands work relentlessly on product design and features, but today's consumer increasingly values how a brand treats them as more important than the product they sell. The Lithium-commissioned study found 43 percent of consumers would actually buy an inferior product from a brand that they had a great experience with, and 73 percent will spend more on a product if it is from a brand they love. But this works both ways, with 71 percent of consumers unlikely to ever use a brand again after only one bad experience. Worse, 44 percent would share their negative experience with friends and family, potentially leading to even more customers fleeing.

    An infographic highlighting the study findings is here:

    And check out what people on the street had to say:

    "Customers' increasingly high expectations of brands have reached a critical point," said Rob Tarkoff, president and CEO of Lithium Technologies. "When two-thirds of consumers say they are unwilling to stick with a brand that has treated them badly even if they love the brand's products, it's time to sit up and take notice. Brands need to dig deeper to understand how they can create awesome experiences for their customers across platforms."

    What's A Brand To Do?

    Brands can no longer dictate terms. They must connect with the customer in the channel of their choice, which is increasingly digital. The study reveals 29 percent of consumers prefer to engage with a brand via its website/blog/social channels, compared to 17 percent who prefer in-store engagement, and 16 percent who prefer to connect over email.

    "This study shows that as consumers reach out on digital channels, they are highly sensitive to how and when brands respond to them," said Tarkoff. "It's a wakeup call for brands to realize that providing great experiences on digital is the surest path to attracting and retaining happy customers."

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    About Lithium:
    Lithium builds trusted relationships between the world's best brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share their experiences. Customers in more than 34 countries rely on Lithium to help them connect, engage, and understand their total community. With more than 100 million monthly visits over all Lithium communities and 750 million online profiles scored by Klout, Lithium has one of the largest digital footprints in the world. Using that data and the company's software, Lithium customers boost sales, reduce service costs, spark innovation, and build long-term brand loyalty and advocacy. To find out how Lithium can transform your business, and to share the experience enjoyed by 300 other leading brands around the world, visit, join our community at, or follow us on Twitter @LithiumTech. Lithium is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco.

    The Lithium(R) logo is a registered Service Mark of Lithium Technologies. All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

    This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Lithium from December 28-30, 2016 among 2,032 adults ages 18 and older in the U.S. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact

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    IBM Taps Watson to Help Manage & Protect Business DevicesIBM Mobile Vision 2020 Study Finds Over 80 Percent of Companies to Use AI/Cognitive Computing to Generate Insights from Endpoint Data by 2020

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect -- IBM today announced the availability of a new cognitive assistant that leverages IBM Watson to help IT professionals more effectively manage and protect networks of smartphones, tablets, laptops, IoT devices and other endpoints. The MaaS360 Advisor will use machine learning to analyze devices on the network and recommend policies, patches and customized best practices to better manage and protect them.

    Now part of the IBM MaaS360 unified endpoint management (UEM) platform delivered via the IBM Cloud, the cognitive assistant addresses the challenge of managing device sprawl across businesses. With 49 percent of information workers using at least three devices for work on a weekly basis, technology and security teams struggle to keep devices compliant and secure.(1) According to the just released Mobile Vision 2020 study from IBM Security and conducted by Forrester Research, the adoption of a centralized management approach delivered via UEM solutions will increase from just 15% of organizations today to 54% by 2020.(2 )

    IBM is training Watson on concepts such as device enrollment, identity management, and regulatory issues to further refine the relevancy of insights it offers. Watson will correlate other sources including data from the IBM X-Force Exchange on active threats like zero day vulnerabilities and malware to help protect devices from these threats. Also, actionable insights from the recently announced Mobile Metrics benchmarking tool will give IT and security leaders further access to context-driven best practices specifically recommended for their environments.

    "There is enormous potential in unified endpoint management when you incorporate cognitive technology like Watson into MaaS360," said Brian Jacome, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility at Royal Bank of Canada. "With this capability, we are able to get an in-depth feel of our device landscape instantly helping us make decisions faster as to where we need to evolve the platform."

    Supporting these cognitive features is the ability to manage a wide variety of endpoints, including IoT devices and their device gateways, which provide access to data for IoT devices. As a result, IT managers can set policies on what IoT data can be accessed by devices within their organization for greater security. IBM MaaS360 supports many IoT-based devices today, and will continue expanding its capabilities in 2017.

    A Look to the Future of Endpoints

    While 91 percent of organizations report an increase in endpoint data over the last two years, these endpoints are often managed by multiple consoles and teams.(2 )This data could provide valuable insights for business efficiency, but most organizations are challenged by the difficulty of collecting information and distributing software across complex enterprise environments. The lack of cross-device visibility leads to duplication of efforts, gaps in security, and negatively impacts user experience.

    With organizations under pressure to reduce the total cost of ownership for the proliferation of devices in the enterprise, most (83 percent) are addressing the problem by breaking down departmental silos with a centralized management team. Furthermore, more than 80 percent of organizations plan to implement AI/cognitive computing by 2020 to analyze the vast - and increasingly growing - volume of endpoint data they collect.(2)

    "When Watson's cognitive features were made available to us, we were amazed at how easily it could take real-time events and correlate how they impact our production environment," said Bryan Blubaum, Systems Administrator at Vectren Corporation. "Coupled with MaaS360's already robust data set, MaaS360 Advisor can extrapolate possible threats proactively and provide our team with valuable insights."

    IBM MaaS360 Takes on Unified Endpoint Management

    IBM MaaS360 is also researching how Watson's capabilities to understand and reason from natural language could change the nature of endpoint management. For example, one project would let administrators ask MaaS360 Advisor conversational questions about their enterprise environment such as, "Show new Android tablets," or "Show devices eligible for Windows 10 upgrade." Supported by device analytics, actionable threat intelligence, and proactive recommendations, administrators will have a cognitive assistant to help automate the process of managing and securing an organization's network of devices.

    MaaS360 UEM supports multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and macOS/OS X. Migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10 will benefit even more with the ability to manage both Windows 7 and Windows 10 endpoints from a single console.

    "Our investments in bringing Watson to MaaS360 are a major springboard into the Unified Endpoint Management space for IBM Security," said Jim Brennan, Director of Strategy and Offering Management, IBM Security. "Enterprise administrators are responsible for digesting an incredible amount of data, including security vulnerabilities, privacy regulations, multiple OS and device updates, and compliance requirements. Through MaaS360 with Watson, we're not only able to streamline and sharpen the data so administrators can stay ahead of the curve, but also transform the way they interact with their environment."

    Learn more about IBM MaaS360 and MaaS360 Advisor here.

    About IBM Security
    IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned IBM X-Force(R) research, enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM operates one of the world's broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 35 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and holds more than 3,000 security patents. For more information, please visit, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.

    About IBM InterConnect
    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    (1) Forrester Data Global Business Technographics(R) Telecommunications And Mobility Workforce Survey, 2016.

    (2 )Mobile Vision 2020, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, March 2017

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    Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Brings 4G Connectivity to More People in More Places-- Supports VoLTE, VoWi-Fi Services in High Volume Mobile Segment --

    NEW DELHI, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At a launch event in New Delhi, Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced the Qualcomm(R) 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software, all to enable a comprehensive mobile solution.

    The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed for OEMs and ODMs that service consumers who may otherwise be unable to gain access to high quality, affordable, reliable mobile devices. This includes emerging regions, such as those in India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. As operators around the world redefine subscription plans to take greater advantage of robust LTE network rollouts, devices with the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform are designed to support consumers, micro-enterprises, and others, to economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).

    Bringing 4G and other advanced connectivity features to emerging regions can have a profound effect on those served. From a business point of view, small enterprises, that make up a large percentage of the economy in regions such as India and Southeast Asia, will have more reliable, faster and more secure access to process financial transactions. Multiple days of battery life means reduced need to charge, important for those who may not always have access to a reliable power source. Faster download speeds allow for on-demand content including music and videos.

    Qualcomm 205 SoC features include:

    --  LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload;
    --  Support for 4G, 3G and 2G networks;
    --  Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio;
    --  Dual Core CPU at 1.1 GHz;
    --  Qualcomm(R) Adreno(TM) GPU;
    --  3 megapixel rear camera,.3MP selfie camera
    --  VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second;
    --  HD Video streaming;
    --  Support for Linux based OS;
    --  Support for dual SIMs;
    --  Pin-compatible with Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 210/212

    "Qualcomm Technologies is committed to the migration of users and networks from 2G, 2.5G, and 3G to 4G," said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Feature phones are a lifeline in many emerging countries and the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform allows us to bring 4G connectivity and services to the masses with devices at price points never seen before."

    The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is available today with devices expected to reach consumers in Q2 2017. For more information, please visit

    About Qualcomm

    Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G - and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. To learn more, visit Qualcomm's website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

    Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

    Qualcomm Mobile Platform, Qualcomm Adreno and Qualcomm Snapdragon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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    Phone: 1-858-845-5959

    John Sinnott, Investor Relations
    Phone: 1-858-658-4813

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    New Oriental to Report Third Fiscal Quarter 2017 Financial Results on April 24, 2017

    BEIJING, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") , the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that it will report its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2017, before the U.S. market opens on April 24, 2017. New Oriental's management will host an earnings conference call at 8 AM on April 24, 2017, U.S. Eastern Time (8 PM on April 24, 2017, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

    Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

    US: +1-845-675-0437 Hong Kong: +852-3018-6771 UK: +44-20- 3621-4779

    Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "New Oriental Earnings Call."

    A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until May 2, 2017:

    International: +61-2-8199-0299 Passcode: 89318840

    Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at

    About New Oriental

    New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for major admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education. New Oriental's ADSs, each of which represents one common share, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ''EDU.''

    For more information about New Oriental, please visit


    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    In China:
    Ms. Cara O'Brien
    FTI Consulting
    Tel: +852-3768-4537

    Ms. Sisi Zhao
    New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
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    Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs Unveil the New Operating Model for Agile FinanceNew report helps CFOs manage digital transformation initiatives by providing detailed insights into best practices of agile finance leaders

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To help management accountants and finance professionals successfully navigate the business and technology changes that are transforming the finance function, Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) today released a new report that details the blueprint for modern finance. The report, Agile Finance Revealed: The New Operating Model for Modern Finance, identifies the traits of agile finance leaders and benchmarks their success in creating a dynamic new operating model that is resilient, responsive, and predictive, helping CFOs and their finance teams to shape the future of the business.

    "With so much data at their disposal, CFOs must embrace a new operating model for modern finance," said John Windle, FCMA, CGMA, chief financial officer at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. "This means they must effectively use cloud and digital technologies as well as ensure that their finance staff develops a broader skill set that includes strong analytical and business partnering skills."

    Based on an extensive survey of senior finance executives and in-depth interviews with CFOs who have already embraced new operating models, the report found that the finance function must be transformed in order to remain relevant in a business environment that is increasingly defined by rapid, unpredictable, and constant change. According to the report findings, only 38 percent of respondents are currently agile finance leaders. To help CFOs and their teams meet the demands of this rapidly changing business environment, the report outlines the key attributes necessary for the successful implementation of a new operating model for finance:

    --  Cross-functional, integrated teams: Centralized shared services or
    centers of excellence that are empowered by cloud and digital
    technologies like robotic process automation and machine learning to
    drive efficiency in accounting services and improve overall business
    --  Expertise in digital technologies: Use of new technologies such as big
    data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) expand the Financial
    Planning & Analysis (FP&A) role to be more predictive and enable it to
    generate the insights organizations need to develop innovative
    strategies that will drive higher performance.
    --  New non-traditional finance skillsets: Expertise in statistics, data
    analysis, data visualization, and business partnering to support rapid
    decision-making and new performance management models.

    "At Oracle, we believe that digital transformation brings companies into the future, and it enables them to be more competitive," said Ivgen Guner, senior vice president, Global Business Finance, Oracle. "We also believe that the cloud gives CFOs an opportunity to restructure their current operating models to support new business models and more agile ways of working. The scale of these changes can be daunting and that's why we worked closely with the American Institute of CPAs to develop a clear and actionable blueprint for modern finance that enables CFOs and their finance teams to lead digital transformation - not just react to it."

    The report found that while some major organizations have already made the transformation to the new operating model for modern finance, more than 80 percent of organizations are still in the process of implementing the required initiatives. The report also revealed that more than a third (36 percent) of finance leaders believe the current skill set of the finance function is too narrow and nearly a half (42 percent) said they need more data analytics skills if they are to deliver more forward-looking analysis for the business. To identify what sets agile finance leaders apart, the report examined how these leaders differ from those who are less advanced in their transformation journey in terms of structure, systems, and skills.

    --  Implementing New Organizational Structures: Agile finance leaders
    significantly outstrip others in fully implementing the structural and
    systems elements of the new operating model. They are more likely to
    have migrated their end-to-end processes to shared service centers (41
    percent vs. 13 percent) and to have a fully implemented cloud ERP (45
    percent vs. 17 percent).
    --  Technology Centralization: These leaders are also much more likely to
    have set up centers of excellence to handle areas that are most
    important for modern finance like FP&A (81 percent vs. 56 percent) and
    financial skills development (54 percent vs. 32 percent).
    --  New Skills for the Finance Function: Agile finance leaders are also more
    likely to rate the skills of their finance function as 'excellent',
    particularly when it comes to newer, less traditional finance skills
    like data visualization (60 percent vs. 24 percent), big data expertise
    (60 percent vs. 21 percent), and influencing skills (55 percent vs. 23

    The report includes insights from 483 senior finance executives in large businesses or other organizations across the U.S. and Canada, including five key industries: financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and finance. It also includes insights from CFOs from a range of organizations including GE Digital, Arby's, HSBC Global Services Companies, Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

    About the Research
    AICPA conducted a North American survey, sponsored by Oracle, of senior finance professionals and other managers across different industries. In addition, AICPA conducted interviews with senior finance professionals to inform its interpretation of the survey results.

    The survey was answered by 483 senior finance professionals from the USA (76 percent) and Canada (24 percent) and represented organizations with revenue of over $200 million with a spread across the turnover bands $200 million - $1 billion (31 percent), $1 billion- $5 billion (23 percent), $5 billion -$20 billion (26 percent) and $20 billion plus (20 percent).

    The financial services, higher education, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and retail sectors were each represented by robust samples of over 80 respondents, which allowed findings to be presented by sector.

    About the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

    The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

    The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.
    Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at

    About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
    The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.

    About Oracle
    Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle , visit

    Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    IGT Honored in Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products AwardsThe Company is awarded for SPHINX 4D and Cardless Connect mobile solution

    LONDON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") announced that its SPHINX 4D(TM) game and Cardless Connect(TM) mobile software solution were named as two of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards.

    "It's an honor to be recognized by Casino Journal for excellence in gaming innovation. Winning these awards reinforces IGT's commitment to setting a new standard of innovation in the gaming industry. By leveraging our leading R&D investment to deliver solutions such as SPHINX 4D and Cardless Connect, we offer our valued customers compelling content and services that can drive unique player experiences," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive (DoubleDown Casino).

    IGT's SPHINX 4D was recognized for being the industry's first slot machine to combine glasses-free TRUE 3D(TM) graphics with gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies. Set on the Company's new CrystalCurve TRUE 4D(TM) cabinet, SPHINX 4D is packed with dynamic content and enables players to see, touch, and interact with the slot machine's 3D graphics, creating an immersive gaming experience.

    The Company was also awarded for its revolutionary payment solutions technology, Cardless Connect. The versatile product is modernizing the player experience and casino floor by replacing cash and paper transactions with a digital wallet that also serves as a player-loyalty card. The integrated technology can be embedded into a casino's mobile app, conveniently allowing players to access it via their smartphones.

    Casino Journal recognizes the most innovative technology offerings in the gaming industry. The awards are evaluated by a panel of judges who represent a cross-section of the industry.

    About IGT
    IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit

    IGT Contacts:
    Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
    James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
    Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries
    Ortal Dahan, IGT, +1(702) 669-7662

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    Viavi Solutions Recognized as the Global Market Leader in Fiber Optic Test Equipment by Frost & SullivanViavi Receives 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

    MILPITAS, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viavi Solutions has been named the leader in the global fiber optic test equipment market by independent research firm Frost & Sullivan for the sixth year in a row. In recognition of the company's strong overall performance, Viavi has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, acknowledging best-in-class practices for managing growth, innovation, and leadership to deliver unique value to customers.

    "Viavi has a long history of strong performance in fiber optic test and measurement, and it is rewarding to be recognized for our strategic innovation and leadership," said Oleg Khaykin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viavi Solutions. "The breadth and depth of our value-driven product portfolio, coupled with proven expertise, enables Viavi to not only meet customer demand, but to exceed expectations for both portable and benchtop testing from network equipment manufacturing through deployment, maintenance, and optimization."

    In awarding Viavi the 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan evaluated criteria such as strategic effectiveness and execution, competitive differentiation, price/performance value, customer service experience, and brand equity.

    "Viavi's strategy to develop a broad portfolio of innovative products that are also cost effective has enabled the company to sustain its position as the global market leader in fiber optic test equipment, despite intensifying competition," said Sujan Sami, Program Manager of Measurement and Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan. "Our independent research shows that the company's close ties with network equipment manufacturers offer Viavi first-hand exposure to leading-edge test requirements even before reaching the field, enabling continuous product innovation."

    According to Frost & Sullivan's analysis, Viavi is the market leader in the fiber inspection probe (FIP) product segment as well, noting that Viavi's FIP solutions such as the FiberChek(TM) Probe are differentiated in the market by offering all-in-one, fully autonomous inspection with ease of use. Other innovative products highlighted as contributing to Viavi's global fiber optic test equipment market leadership include the SmartClass Fiber family, SmartOTDR Modules, and the T-BERD(R)/ MTS 5800 100G Handheld Tester, as well as Smart Link Mapper (SLM) applications for OTDR testing.

    Viavi's fiber optic test equipment will be on display in Booth 2303 at the 2017 OFC Conference & Exhibition, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, California. Viavi will feature product demonstrations including the following:

    --  400G interoperability demonstration with Viavi's ONT-600 400G module
    --  High speed lab testing -- Optical Network Tester family, 400G Ethernet
    --  Fiber optic lab and manufacturing -- Connectivity, WSS/ROADM, 100 G+
    --  High speed field testing -- Advanced fiber characterization, Optical
    Spectrum Analyzer
    --  Essential fiber field testing -- Fiber inspection, OTDR, FTTH, PON

    About Viavi Solutions
    Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about Viavi at Follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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    IBM Launches Industry's Most Secure Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Services for Hyperledger Fabric v 1.0 on IBM CloudFirst commercial deployment of open source Hyperledger Fabric creates open, integral business networksIBM Cloud provides industry's most secure blockchain environment; Highest certified level of protection for a commercial server for regulated industries

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect - IBM today announced the new release of IBM Blockchain, the first enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service enables developers to quickly build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and is underpinned by IBM LinuxONE, the industry's most secure Linux server.

    The Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 is being developed by members of the Hyperledger consortium alongside other open source blockchain technologies. The Hyperledger consortium's Technical Steering Committee recently promoted Fabric from incubator to active state and it is expected to be available in the coming weeks. It is designed to provide a framework for building enterprise-grade blockchain networks that can quickly scale as new network members join and transact at rates of more than 1,000 transactions per second among large ecosystems of users.

    IBM's blockchain services are designed to help developers create, deploy and manage blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and the company was first-to-market with its High Security Business Network services for regulated environments. Clients ranging from startup Everledger to financial services leaders Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Northern Trust are among the organizations running their blockchain applications on the IBM Cloud today.

    "IBM has applied decades of experience running the world's largest transaction systems for banks, airlines, governments and retailers, to build the most secure blockchain services for the enterprise," said Marie Wieck, general manager, IBM Blockchain. "IBM's blockchain services are built on IBM's High Security Business Network and designed for organizations that require blockchain networks that are trusted, open and ready for business."

    Many think blockchain is an inherently safe technology, but blockchain networks are only as safe as the infrastructures on which they reside. IBM's High Security Business Network offers the world's most secure Linux infrastructure that integrates security from the hardware up through the software stack, specifically designed for enterprise blockchains by providing:

    --  Protection from insider attacks - helps safeguard entry points on the
    network and fight insider threats from anyone with system administrator
    --  The industry's highest certified level of isolation for a commercial
    system - Evaluation Assurance Level certification of EAL5+ is critical
    in highly regulated industries such as government, financial services
    and healthcare, to prevent the leakage of information from one party's
    environment to another
    --  Secure Service Containers - to help protect code throughout the
    blockchain application - effectively encapsulating the blockchain into a
    virtual appliance, denying access even to privileged users
    --  Tamper-responsive hardware security modules - to protect encrypted data
    for storage of cryptographic keys. These modules are certified to FIPS
    140-2 Level 4, the highest level of security certification available for
    cryptographic modules
    --  A highly auditable operating environment - comprehensive log data
    supports forensics, audit and compliance

    IBM also announced today the first commercially available blockchain governance tools, and new open-source developer tools that automate the steps it takes to build with the Hyperledger Fabric from weeks to days.

    The new blockchain governance tools make it easy to set up a blockchain network and assign roles and levels of visibility from a single dashboard. They help network members set rules, manage membership, and enforce network compliance once the network is up and running.

    Once setup is initiated, members can determine the rules of the blockchain and share consent when new members request to join the network. In addition, the deployment tool assigns each network a Network Trust Rating of 1 to 100. New network members can view this before joining and determine whether or not they can trust the network enough to participate. Organizations can also take steps to improve their Trust Ratings before moving into production.

    To make it easier for developers to translate business needs from concept to actual code, IBM Blockchain includes new open-source developer tools for Hyperledger Fabric called Fabric Composer. Fabric Composer can help users model business networks, create APIs that integrate with the blockchain network and existing systems of record and quickly build a user interface. Fabric Composer helps automate tasks that traditionally could take weeks, allowing developers to complete them in minutes.

    IBM Blockchain for Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 is now available through a beta program on IBM Bluemix. Hyperledger Fabric is also available on Docker Hub as IBM-certified image available for download at no cost.

    About IBM
    IBM is the leader in secure open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise. As an early member of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, IBM is dedicated to supporting the development of openly-governed blockchains. IBM has worked with more

    than 400 clients across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications delivered via the IBM Cloud. For more information about IBM Blockchain, visit

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

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    Post Bank Drives ATM Network Expansion Using Diebold Nixdorf Systems, Software And Services

    MOSCOW, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Post Bank has selected Diebold Nixdorf to supply 3,200 self-service cash recycling systems together with software and services. End-to-end cash management is at the core of the operational strategy of Post Bank, which is expanding its retail banking network within Russian Post office branches all over the country. The strategy will allow for the discontinuation of traditional cashier stations, and enable consumers to perform all cash transactions including loan grant, settlement and deposits at the self-service systems. In 2015, Post Bank became the first bank in the Russian market to convert its entire self-service network to recycling technology.

    By end of 2018, Post Bank will offer cash services to its clients on more than 4,000 Diebold Nixdorf recycling systems. The installation and associated maintenance services will be provided by Diebold Nixdorf, together with the local distribution partner, Terminal Plus.

    According to a recent RBR report, automated deposit terminals (ADTs) and recycling systems are gaining ground throughout the world. RBR predicts that the number of installed ADTs will rise from 1.2 million in 2015 to 1.7 million in 2021, with around 67 percent featuring a cash recycling functionality.(1) On average, the use of cash recycling systems has reduced the number of CIT visits in Western Europe by 50 percent -- with Post Bank experiencing periods of more than half a year without CIT visits to many of its new cash recycling ATMs.

    "Diebold Nixdorf's outstanding systems quality and comprehensive services has enabled us to streamline operational efficiencies and achieve network growth in smaller settlements and distant territories in Russia," said Elena Mokhnacheva, board member, director of operations, Post Bank.

    With its vast network of post offices and self-service devices, Post Bank uses the ProView software platform to provide 24/7 monitoring and preventive maintenance of all Diebold Nixdorf cash recyclers. This enables the bank to decrease the number of potential incidents and the necessary travel from a field technician for an onsite visit.

    "Diebold Nixdorf has proven itself to be a strong IT partner for Post Bank, who can keep up with the fast pace of the bank's expansion, providing efficient cash processing with best-in-class software and service capabilities," said Christian Weisser, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Leading banks across the globe have recognized the strategic importance of end-to-end cash management and are increasingly upgrading their self-service fleets to include cash recycling technology."

    About Post Bank
    Post Bank (License N(o)650 issued 25.03.2016) is a universal retail bank established by the international finance group VTB and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) Russian Post on the base of Leto Bank (subsidiary of VTB24 bank). VTB Group owns 50 percent plus 1 share of the bank, and subsidiary of Russian Post owns 50 percent minus 1 share. Post Bank is targeting mass-market customer segment. Customers of the bank enjoy such services as savings accounts, deposits, wide selection of loans, debit and credit cards, payments and transfers, Internet and mobile banking. Link to the Bank's web site:

    About Diebold Nixdorf
    Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world's top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an 'always on' and changing consumer landscape.

    Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol 'DBD'. Visit for more information.

    (1) Deposit Automation and Recycling 2016, RBR London, Dec. 2016.

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    Criteo Releases CPG Trend Report: Clicks, Bricks & BroccoliNew Criteo Whitepaper Offers Key to Unlocking eGrocery Success

    NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Criteo S.A. , the performance marketing technology company, today released, "Clicks, Bricks & Broccoli: The CPG & Grocery Trend Report," a whitepaper that sheds light on trends in eGrocery, including rates of adoption, what shoppers search for and what they buy. The report provides insight for CPG brands and retailers on effective strategies to ride the eGrocery wave, which is only in its infancy. Not only does the report highlight key shopping trends, it also educates CPG marketers on how to measure success as more sales shift online and away from traditional sweet spots for CPG, such as television.

    "CPG is poised for breakout success in digital, and we predict 2017 will be the year of eGrocery," said John Roswech, Executive Vice President, Brand Solutions, Criteo. "There are no more valuable e-commerce carts than those devoted to grocery. CPG brands need to adapt their marketing practices, honed through decades of experience, to successfully engage with their customers, and become a mainstay in their shopping carts."

    The release of Criteo's whitepaper coincides with Shoptalk 2017, a key retail and e-commerce event covering new technologies and business models driving rapid evolution in how shoppers discover, browse and buy.

    Key trends from Criteo's data analysis of eGrocery shopper behavior include:

    --  40% of eGrocery purchases are made on mobile phones.
    --  43% of eGrocery shoppers searched online for a coupon (the highest
    percentage of any promotional activity).
    --  $132.23 was the average eGrocery cart value for Q3 2016.
    --  Nearly half (46%) of baby care purchases are made on impulse.

    Key takeaways for CPG brands include:

    --  Leverage sponsored product listings to drive awareness and sales:
    Sponsored products are relevant to the purchaser and what they are
    shopping for and can help shoppers find products in large-cart-size,
    multiple-SKU categories like CPG.
    --  Cross sell for impulse purchasing: There's a reason a display of bananas
    may be in the cereal aisle and Oreos near the dairy section. This same
    experience can - and should - be emulated in digital.
    --  Use paid search to help increase organic rankings: The "winner takes
    all" world of eGrocery - where carts are persistent and brands are
    powerful - favors established products that achieved early success in
    e-commerce. Paid search, however, can level the early advantage.
    --  E-commerce marketing requires an always-on strategy: E-commerce has
    fundamentally changed retailing seasonality. Marketers' brand budgets
    must be able to cover not just traditional retail seasons like holidays
    and spring but the entire year.
    --  Prepare now for a voice-activated future: Retailers and brands own
    powerful relationships with shoppers that, if cultivated, can transition
    to a voice-activated future. Marketers must be sure their brand or
    retailer name is on the tip of the tongue as more and more shoppers
    begin to use these devices for product ordering.

    To learn more about how brands and retailers can capitalize on CPG trends and eGrocery opportunities, please visit to read the full report.

    About Criteo

    Criteo delivers personalized performance marketing at an extensive scale. Measuring return on post-click sales, Criteo makes ROI transparent and easy to measure. Criteo has over 2,500 employees in more than 30 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, serving over 14,000 advertisers worldwide and with direct relationships with thousands of publishers. For more information, please visit

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    ARRIS Unveils SURFboard(R) Voice GatewaySURFboard SVG2482AC offers ultra-fast broadband, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi(R) and enhanced telephone functionalitySVG2482AC becomes the first retail gateway with embedded RDK-B technology

    SUWANEE, Ga., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc today introduced the new SURFboard(R) SVG2482AC Voice Gateway.

    Packed with state-of-the art technology and features, the SURFboard SVG2482AC is one of the most advanced gateways on the market. Its trifecta of blistering broadband speeds, ultra-fast, integrated Wi-Fi (802.11ac), and advanced phone functionality, makes the SVG2482AC ideal for cable internet and voice subscribers looking to purchase their own device.

    For streaming the latest 4K content, experiencing the smoothest online gaming, getting fast Internet speeds, the SURFboard SVG2482AC stands alone. And it is available for purchase from and

    The innovative SURFboard SVG2482AC is also the first retail voice gateway equipped with RDK-B technology to be approved for use on the XFINITY network. The RDK-B software solution provides a common method to manage complex broadband functions such as home-networking interfaces (including Wi-Fi), device management, and diagnostics.

    "Our new SURFboard SVG2482AC Voice Gateway is designed to deliver XFINITY subscribers an exceptional experience. It combines top-shelf Wi-Fi connectivity, super-fast download speeds, unmatched voice reliability and service enhancements through RDK-B," said Sandy Howe, SVP and GM, Consumer Products Group at ARRIS.

    "ARRIS is proud to announce the first retail gateway with embedded RDK-B technology and look forward to continue to add more innovations to our SURFboard portfolio of retail broadband and home networking devices," Howe continued.

    "RDK's standardized software stack and collaborative approach enables operators to accelerate the deployment of next-gen products and services to their customers," said Steve Heeb, President & General Manager, RDK Management LLC. "With the SVG2482AC, ARRIS continues to be at the forefront of adapting the RDK software into its products."

    About the ARRIS(R) SURFboard(R) SVG2482AC
    The SVG2482AC is the first retail gateway to feature RDK-B, an open-source software standard for accelerating the delivery of the latest entertainment and broadband services. It also incorporates voice as well as wired and wireless Gigabit broadband capabilities. It is priced at $239.99 and is available on, and other retailers shortly.

    Technical features:

    --  24 download & 8 upload SC-QAM channels with DOCSIS(R) 3.0 technology to
    achieve downstream speeds of up to 1Gbps
    --  4 Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting dedicated, high-speed Internet
    --  2 telephony ports enable all enhanced XFINITY voice services
    --  3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi radios for wireless speeds of up to 1.75Gbps
    --  The latest RDK-B technology
    --  Optional battery (sold separately) backup for placing and receiving
    voice calls during power outages

    For more information on the ARRIS SURFboard SVG2482AC, visit here.

    About ARRIS
    ARRIS International plc. is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world's top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow's connected world. For more information, visit

    For the latest ARRIS news:

    --  Check out our blog: ARRIS EVERYWHERE
    --  Follow us on Twitter: @ARRIS

    ARRIS, the ARRIS Logo and SURFboard are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners (C) 2017 ARRIS Enterprises LLC. All rights reserved.

    *Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

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    RetailMeNot Mobile Marketing Campaigns Can Deliver 4.3x ROI According to Independent Research Study- Retailers report mobile marketing campaigns conducted with RetailMeNot delivered incremental sales transactions and higher average order values- RetailMeNot's new mobile app feature, Mall Mode(TM), combines the mall directory with in-store savings for shoppers and provides an additional way for retailers to entice consumers to their stores- Since last fall, RetailMeNot has conducted 127 mobile attribution studies for 68 large, national retailers

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot, Inc. today at ShopTalk released The Total Economic Impact(TM) Of RetailMeNot Mobile Solutions. According to the March 2017study commissioned by RetailMeNot and conducted by Forrester Consulting, the company's mobile marketing solutions generate a three-year, risk-adjusted return on investment (ROI) of 4.3x.

    The full study is available at

    Forrester Consulting interviewed and surveyed current RetailMeNot retail clients to create a composite organization that demonstrates the results of a retailer's mobile marketing campaign run via RetailMeNot. Additional findings of the study include:

    --  Mobile marketing campaigns via RetailMeNot delivered incremental sales
    transactions. Each promotional campaign resulted in significant sales
    transactions. For the composite organization, 85 percent of them were
    from new customers.
    --  New customers also made future purchases, resulting in additional gross
    sales. Many of the new customers created accounts, signed up for loyalty
    programs or in some other way created a longer-term relationship with
    --  Mobile solution marketing campaigns have better attribution and
    analytics that can identify valuable insights. The interviewed retailers
    said they have very good visibility into how the campaigns perform, can
    identify elements of successful campaigns and can better attribute

    "Mobile content is a primary influencer in the consumer shopping journey, yet most purchases still happen in-store," said Mausam Bhatt, senior vice president of product at RetailMeNot, Inc. "Therefore, it is important for us to measure the impact of retailers' mobile marketing spend via RetailMeNot."

    RetailMeNot Launches Mall Mode(TM) to Help Shoppers and Retailers Alike

    RetailMeNot recently launched a feature on its mobile app called Mall Mode(TM). Mall Mode(TM) combines the mall directory map with in-store savings to help shoppers save time and money for a more efficient shopping experience. In addition to the shopper benefit, it provides an additional way for retailers to drive consumers to their stores. With location relevant content, this is one of the most used features on the app. More than half of page views occur when a user is outside the mall, indicating that shoppers are using the Mall Mode(TM) feature to plan their trips in advance. The Mall Mode(TM) tab can be found in the bottom navigation of the RetailMeNot app.

    RetailMeNot Conducts 127 Mobile Attribution Studies for 68 Large, National Retailers to Understand the Influence of Mobile Marketing Impact

    Mobile Attribution Powered by RetailMeNot(TM) helps retailers evaluate mobile influenced in-store sales by analyzing user actions within the app along with location data to quantify in-store footfall, attributable sales and influence of the campaign on sales. The company has now conducted 127 of these studies with top U.S. retailers since the capability was launched in 2016. RetailMeNot measures digital and mobile campaign effectiveness with a combination of anonymized consumer information that includes first-party data, geo-fencing and latitude-longitude data, along with algorithm-based smart proximity detection. Average campaign returns on advertising spend (ROAS) equaling approximately 12.6x the investment.

    "Since we launched mobile attribution capabilities in 2016, we have been able to complete analysis for a significant number of retailers to determine their return on advertising spend," said Bhatt. "Because we see up to three-quarters of traffic activity on RetailMeNot come through a mobile channel on significant retail holidays like Black Friday, it's important for RetailMeNot to be able to help retailers understand their mobile marketing investment."

    Click here to learn more about RetailMeNot's mobile attribution capabilities.

    About RetailMeNot, Inc.
    RetailMeNot, Inc. ( is a leading savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out. During the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, RetailMeNot, Inc. experienced over 650 million visits to its websites. It also averaged 23.1 million mobile unique visitors per month during the three months ended December 31, 2016. RetailMeNot, Inc. estimates that approximately $4.4 billion in retailer sales were attributable to consumer transactions from paid digital offers in its marketplace in 2016, more than $600 million of which were attributable to its in-store solution. The RetailMeNot, Inc. portfolio of websites and mobile applications includes in the United States; in Canada; in the United Kingdom; and in France; and and in North America. RetailMeNot, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol "SALE."

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    DarioHealth to Host Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Conference Call on March 23, 2017

    CAESAREA, Israel, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Earnings and Business Update Conference Call Scheduled for 9:00am ET

    DarioHealth Corp. , a leader in digital health and mobile health solutions and the developer of the Dario(TM) Blood Glucose Monitoring System, announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and year end 2016 results on Thursday, March 23rd and host a conference call the same morning at 9:00am ET. The Company will discuss its fourth quarter and year end 2016 operating and financial results and its strategy and outlook for 2017. The conference call will be hosted by Erez Raphael, Chief Executive Officer, and Zvi Ben-David, Chief Financial Officer. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 682-6100 or (862) 255-5401. Participants should ask for the DarioHealth Earnings Conference Call. The conference call will also be available via live webcast at:

    Conference Call Details:

    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Time: 9:00AM ET
    Dial-in Number: (866) 682-6100
    International Dial-in Number: (862) 255-5401

    Participants are recommended to dial-in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after completion through April 6, 2017. To listen to the replay, dial (877) 481-4010 (domestic) or (919) 882-2331 (international) and use replay ID 10287. The webcast replay will be available through June 23, 2017.

    About DarioHealth Corp.

    DarioHealth is a leader in digital health self-management solutions. DarioHealth delivers the ability to combine and analyze consumer health data to personalize treatment and advance medical knowledge. Dario's(TM) smart diabetes management solution is a platform for diabetes management that combines the Dario(TM) Blood Glucose Monitoring System all-in-one blood glucose meter, native smart phone app, website portal and a wide variety of treatment tools to support more proactive and better informed decisions by users living with diabetes, their doctors and healthcare systems. Having recently launched in the largest market in the world for glucose monitoring, U.S. sales are expected to have a significant impact on revenues and gross margins. With marketing clearance in Europe and the U.S., the Dario iOS mobile app recently launched with reimbursement in the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Italy, and Canada, and has also launched in New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium. For more information, visit

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release and the statements of representatives and partners of DarioHealth Corp. (the "Company") related thereto contain or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "plan," "project," "potential," "seek," "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "estimate" or "continue" are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, when the Company says that U.S. sales are expected to have a significant impact on the Company's revenues and gross margins, it is using forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that certain important factors may affect the Company's actual results and could cause such results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements that may be made in this news release. Factors that may affect the Company's results include, but are not limited to, regulatory approvals, product demand, market acceptance, impact of competitive products and prices, product development, commercialization or technological difficulties, the success or failure of negotiations and trade, legal, social and economic risks, and the risks associated with the adequacy of existing cash resources. Additional factors that could cause or contribute to differences between the Company's actual results and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those risks discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned that actual results (including, without limitation, the timing for and results of the Company's commercial and regulatory plans for Dario(TM)) may differ significantly from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

    DarioHealth Corporate and Media Contact
    Shmuel Herschberg
    Marketing Director

    DarioHealth Investor Relations Contact
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    +1-646-415-8972 / +1-646-536-7331

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    EnSync Energy to Feature Live Operation of Commercial Sites Utilizing DER Flex(TM) Technology During Maui Energy ConferenceBreakthrough Internet of Energy (IOE) Technology to Aggregate and Monetize Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) from Operating Commercial Sites

    MILWAUKEE, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. , dba EnSync((R)) Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, announces its new DER Flex(TM) software will be featured during the Maui Energy Conference on March 22nd and 23rd.

    DER Flex, the new IOE software platform recently introduced by EnSync Energy, is showcasing its ability to aggregate distributed resources which in turn can be monetized for spot market sales of electricity and grid support services. During the event delegates will witness DER Flex aggregating and controlling EnSync Energy technology at commercial sites in real-time to fulfill power requests commonly initiated by a utility, ISO (independent system operator) or local grid provider.

    Hawaii is a leading U.S. market for renewable energy generation and both utilities and consumers are cognizant of the challenges associated with a transition to 100 percent renewable energy. EnSync Energy's technologies eliminate the intermittency issues inherent to renewable energy generation and enable renewables to serve as controllable, on-demand assets. As Hawaii continues to increase the use of renewable power in its generation portfolio, DER Flex will facilitate the efficient and effective use of these resources to strengthen grid stability, as well as provide financial benefits and increased resiliency to behind-the-meter customers.

    "Distributed energy resources, especially solar, are a large part of Hawaii's electricity market. With ever-evolving policy changes, grid operators and behind-the-meter DER owners are increasingly looking for options that allow them to utilize existing infrastructure, while ensuring adaptability and revenue growth into the future," said Jim Koeppe, DER Flex Product Manager at EnSync Energy Systems. "DER Flex is a deployed solution in Hawaii that delivers value to stakeholders on both sides of the meter."

    DER Flex, while often deployed behind-the-meter, is a utility-grade platform designed for mission critical applications, and is SCADA and NERC CIP compatible which enables secure and reliable communication links to utilities and ISOs.

    A live-feed of the aggregated sites, two operating in Hawaii and one on the mainland, will show via an intuitive dashboard the export of power to the electrical grid based on simulated grid power requests, real-time system monitoring of PV production, energy storage availability, and power flows.

    Complementing the live-feed will be a conference presentation by EnSync Energy's project development subsidiary, Holu Energy, highlighting behind-the-meter Hawaii-based commercial projects utilizing EnSync Energy's suite of DER capabilities, including Century West AOAO and University of the Nations.

    About EnSync Energy Systems
    EnSync, Inc. , dba EnSync Energy Systems, is creating the future of electricity with innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms. EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid. As project developer, EnSync Energy's distinctive engagement methodology encompasses load analysis, system design consulting, and technical and financial modeling to ensure energy systems are sized and optimized to meet our customers' objectives for value and performance. Proprietary direct current (DC) power control hardware, energy management software, and extensive experience with numerous energy storage technologies uniquely positions EnSync Energy to deliver fully integrated systems that provide for efficient design, procurement, commissioning, and ongoing operation. EnSync Energy's IOE control platform adapts easily to ever-changing generation and load variables, as well as changes in utility prices and programs, ensuring the means to make or save money behind-the-meter, while concurrently providing utilities the opportunity to use DERs for an array of grid enhancing services. In addition to direct system sales, EnSync Energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) in its portfolio of offerings, which enables electricity savings for customers and provides a stable financial yield for investors. EnSync Energy is a global corporation, with joint venture Meineng Energy in AnHui, China, and energy project development subsidiary Holu Energy LLC in Hawaii, and DCfusion LLC, a power system engineering and design, consultancy and policy firm. For more information, visit

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    Investor Relations Contact: EnSync Energy Media Contact: Lytham Partners, LLC Michelle Montague Robert Blum, Joseph Diaz, or Joe Dorame (602) 889-9700 (262) 735-5676

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    Cellcom Israel Announces MOC Approval for Network Sharing and Hosting Agreement With Xfone

    NETANYA, Israel, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today that following previous reports regarding the Company's network sharing and hosting services agreement with Marathon 018 Xfone Ltd., or Xfone, the agreement was approved by the Ministry of Communications (after having been previously approved by the Israeli Antitrust Commissioner).

    For additional details see the Company's most recent annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Form 20-F, filed on March 20, 2017, under "Item 3. Key Information - D. Risk Factors - Risks Related to our Business - We face intense competition in all aspects of our business" and "Item 4. Information on the Company - B. Business Overview - Networks and Infrastructure- Cellular Segment- Network Sharing Agreements" and under "-Competition - Cellular" and " - Government Regulation -Additional MNOs".

    Forward looking statement

    The information included in this press release contains, or may be deemed to contain, forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). Said forward-looking statements, relating to the execution of the agreement and the benefits therefrom, are subject to uncertainties and assumptions about Xfone's entry to the cellular market, the parties' ability to execute the contemplated arrangements and the Israeli telecommunication market condition. The actual conditions the Company may face could lead to materially different outcome than that set forth above.

    About Cellcom Israel

    Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.801 million cellular subscribers (as at December 31, 2016) with a broad range of value added services including cellular telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an LTE 4 generation network and an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel delivery services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for hearing impaired, etc. Cellcom Israel further provides OTT TV services (as of December 2014), internet infrastructure (as of February 2015) and connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website

    Company Contact Shlomi Fruhling Chief Financial Officer Tel: +972-52-998-9755 Investor Relations Contact Ehud Helft GK Investor & Public Relations In partnership with LHA Tel: +1-617-418-3096

    Cellcom Israel Ltd.

    Supermicro Shows Enterprise IT Building Blocks and Turnkey Solutions at CeBIT 2017Complete Server, Storage, and Networking Solutions Target Software-Defined Data Center, Hyper Converged Infrastructure, Big Data Analytics and HPC Workloads

    HANNOVER, Germany, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies including green computing, announces participation in the annual CeBIT exhibition being held in Hannover, Germany from March 20 to 24. Supermicro will showcase enterprise and data center solutions in Booth B-66.

    This year Supermicro's showcased products include the new SuperBlade(R) and BigTwin(TM) high density computing solutions. The 8U SuperBlade is the newest in Supermicro's blade systems. The new 8U SuperBlade(R) supports both current and next generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor-based blade servers with the fastest 100G EDR InfiniBand and Omni-Path switches for mission critical, enterprise and data center applications. It also leverages the same Ethernet switches, chassis management modules, and software as the successful MicroBlade(R) for improved reliability, serviceability, and affordability. It maximizes the performance and power efficiency with DP and MP processors in half-height and full-height blades, respectively. The new smaller form factor 4U SuperBlade maximizes density and power efficiency while enabling up to 140 dual-processor servers or 280 single-processor servers per 42U rack.

    The Supermicro(R) BigTwin(TM) is a breakthrough multi-node server system with a multitude of innovations and industry firsts. BigTwin(TM) supports maximum system performance and efficiency by delivering 30% better thermal capacity in a compact 2U form-factor enabling solutions with the highest performance processor, memory, storage and I/O. Continuing Supermicro's NVMe leadership, the BigTwin is the first All-Flash NVMe multi-node system. BigTwin doubles the I/O capacity with three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots and provides added flexibility with more than 10 networking options including 1GbE, 10G, 25G, 100G Ethernet and InfiniBand with its industry leading SIOM modular interconnect.

    Supermicro will also be featuring the newest edition to the company's NVMe Flash portfolio supporting Intel's new Optane SSDs. Supermicro's industry leading portfolio of 60+ NVMe Flash based solutions with Intel Optane SSDs can deliver up to 11 million Write IOPs and 30TB of high performance Optane storage in a 1U form factor.

    "We look forward to our participation on CeBIT each year as an opportunity to showcase our industry leading NVMe storage and enterprise computing solutions," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Both our BigTwin and SuperBlade systems are achieving market traction in high-density, energy-conscious data centers."

    Supermicro offers the industry's most extensive selection of motherboards, servers and storage to support a wide range of markets including DS, DSS, Industrial and Machine Automation, Retail, Transport, Communication and Networking (Security), as well as Warm and Cold Storage.

    Key server systems, storage systems, motherboards and Ethernet switches on display this year will include:

    --  BigTwin features (SYS-2028BT-HNR+). 4 dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor
    nodes in a 2U form factor, 24 DIMM slots for up to 3TB of memory, 6 NVMe
    U.2 drive bays per node, and an SIOM networking card per node
    --  The Supermicro MicroBlade represents an entirely new type of computing
    platform. It is a powerful and flexible extreme-density 6U/3U all-in-one
    total system that features 28/14 hot-swappable MicroBlade Server nodes
    supporting 28/14 Newest Dual-Node Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor-based UP
    systems with Intel Xeon processor E3-1200v5 family configurations with
    up to 2 SSDs/1 HDD per Node.
    --  NVMe Ultra Server for advanced in-memory computing. The system will
    include MemX, a high capacity, high performance, working memory and
    storage solution that offers superior performance at lower acquisition
    costs compared to traditional DRAM-only memory configurations. MemX uses
    NVMe-compatible, high performance HGST-branded Ultrastar SN200 family
    PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs) from Western Digital. The combined
    solution can deliver up to 11.7 terabytes (TB) of working memory and
    direct attached storage of 330 TB per 2U Ultra Server(1). The
    combination of Ultra Server and MemX is the ideal solution for Cloud
    Computing, in-Memory database, and big data analytics workloads used by
    Cloud Service Providers, Hyperscale, and Enterprise deployments
    --  7U SuperServer  Eight socket R1 (LGA 2011) supports Intel(R) Xeon(R)
    processor E7-8800 v4/v3 family (up to 24-Core), up to 24TB in 192 DDR4
    DIMM slots, up to 15 PCI-E 3.0 slots (8 x16, 7 x8), 4x 10Gb LAN (SIOM),
    1 dedicated LAN for IPMI Remote Management, 1 VGA, 2 USB 2.0, 1 COM via
    KVM, up to 12 Hot-swap 2.5" SAS3 HDDs (w/ RAID cards), 20x 2.5" or 6x
    3.5", internal HDDs (w/ RAID cards)   (SYS-7088B-TR4FT)
    --  4U SuperServer with Dual socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel(R) Xeon(R)
    processor E5-2600 v4/ v3 family (up to 160W TDP), up to 3TB ECC 3DS
    LRDIMM, up to DDR4-2400MHz; 24x DIMM slots, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16, 1 PCI-E 3.0
    x8, SIOM for flexible networking options, 60x 3.5" Hot-swap SAS3/SATA3
    drive bays; 2x 2.5" rear Hot-swap SATA drive bays; optional 6 NVMe bays,
    LSI 3108 SAS3 HW RAID controller, Server remote management: IPMI 2.0/KVM
    over LAN / Media over LAN (SSG-6048R-E1CR60N)
    --  2U SuperServer with four hot-pluggable system nodes with: Single socket
    P (LGA 3647) supports  Intel(R) Xeon(R) Phi(TM) x200 processor, optional
    integrated Intel(R) Omni-Path fabric, CPU TDP support Up to 260W, up to
    384GB ECC LRDIMM, 192GB ECC RDIMM, DDR4-2400MHz in 6 DIMM slots, 2 PCI-E
    3.0 x16 (Low-profile) slots, Intel(R) i350 Dual port GbE LAN, 1
    Dedicated IPMI LAN port, 3 Hot-swap 3.5" SATA drive bays, 1 VGA, 2
    SuperDOM, 1 COM, 2 USB 3.0 ports (rear) (SYS-5028TK-HTR)
    --  1U SuperServer Dual socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel(R) Xeon(R)
    processor E5-2600 v4/ v3 family; QPI up to 9.6GT/s, up to 3TB ECC 3DS
    LRDIMM up to DDR4- 2400MHz; 24x DIMM slots, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots(2 FH
    10.5" L, 1 LP), 4x 10GBase-T ports, 10x 2.5" SATA (Optional 8x SAS3
    ports via AOC) Hot-swap Drive Bays, Diablo Technologies(TM) Memory1(TM)
    Support (SYS-1028U-TR4T+)
    --  1U SuperServer with dual socket Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600 v4
    family (up to 145W TDP), up to 4 co-processors, up to DDR4-2400MHz; 16x
    DIMM slots, 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 Low-profile slot, 2x
    10GBase-T LAN via Intel X540, 2x 2.5" Hot-swap drive bays, 2x 2.5"
    internal drive bays (SYS-1028GQ-TXRT)
    --  1U SuperServer with dual socket Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600v4/v3
    family (up to 145W TDP), up to 4 co-processors, up to 512GBECC 3DS
    LRDIMM , up to DDR4-2400MHz; 16x DIMM slots, 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 1
    PCI-E 3.0 x8 Low-profile slot, 2x 10GBase-T LAN via Intel X540, 2x 2.5"
    Hot-swap drive bays, 2x 2.5" internal drive bays (SYS-1028GQ-TXRT)
    --  2U NVMe Mission Critical Storage Server with 40 Dual port NVMe Omni-Path
    SIOM support (SSG-2028R-DN2R40L)
    --  Intel(R) Xeon-D 12-core embedded motherboard (X10SDV-12C-TLN4F): with up
    to 128GB memory, 6 SATA3 ports, 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16, 1 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4, and
    2x 10GbE network connectivity
    --  Intel(R) Xeon-D 4-core embedded motherboard (X10SDV -2C-TP8F): with up
    to 128GB memory, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8, 1 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4, and 2x 10G SFP+
    networking connectivity
    --  ATOM Motherboard, Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor E3940, SoC, FCBGA 1296, up
    to 8GB Unbuffered non-ECC DDR3-866MHz SO-DIMM in 1 DIMM slot, Dual GbE
    LAN ports via Intel I210-AT, 1 PCI-E 2.0 x2 (in x8) slot, M.2 PCIe 2.0
    x2, M Key 2242/2280, 1 Mini-PCIe with mSATA, 2 SATA3 (6Gbps) via SoC, 4
    SATA3 (6Gbps) via Marvel 88SE9230, 1 DP (DisplayPort), 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1
    eDP (Embedded DisplayPort), 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics, 2 USB 3.0 (2 rear),
    7 USB 2.0, (2 rear, 4 via headers, 1 Type A), 3 COM ports (1 rear, 2
    headers), 1 SuperDOM,  4-pin 12v DC power connector (A2SAV)
    --  1U Top-of-Rack 48x Port 100Gb/s switch (SSH-C48Q) - supports the 100Gbps
    Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), 48x 100 Gb/s ports - QSFP28,
    optional RJ45 1G management port and USB serial console port
    --  1U SuperSwitch Top of Rack Bare Metal 1/10G Ethernet switch with 48x
    1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports and 4x SFP+ 10Gbps Ethernet ports

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    About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    Supermicro(R) , the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green(R)" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

    Supermicro, SuperServer, SuperBlade, MicroBlade, BigTwin, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    Intel, Xeon, Optane, Xeon Phi and Atom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

    All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    (1)Based on the inclusion of 43 HGST Ultrastar SN200 family PCIe SSDs from Western Digital, which offer up to 7.68TB each.


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    Jive Achieves "In Process" Milestone Towards FedRAMP Certification with Sponsorship from NASAJive advances its security environment for customers across government and other highly regulated industries

    CAMPBELL, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. today announced that it is the first end-to-end enterprise collaboration solution to attain FedRAMP "in process" status, with sponsorship from its existing customer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). When full certification is completed later this year, Jive's FedRAMP-certified collaboration hub solution will include new and enhanced security features, such as restricted production access, unique key-based encryption at rest, additional disaster recovery and ITAR compliance, as well as a certified FedRAMP cloud infrastructure hosted via the Amazon Web Services GovCloud.

    The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Its certification assessment process includes an in-depth examination of a solution's data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its cloud services. Working with NASA to coordinate progress with the FedRAMP Program Management Office, Jive has completed all preparatory steps and is currently in the independent testing phase with a third-party assessment organization.

    "Reaching this milestone is an exciting development for Jive, as well as for our customers in government agencies and several other regulated industries," said David Cook, chief security officer at Jive Software. "When FedRAMP certification is achieved, it will validate our no-compromise approach to delivering a highly available, private and secure architecture that protects confidentiality across the millions of people who depend on Jive to drive mission-critical business processes and keep their information safe every day."

    A number of respected third-party agencies already certify and audit Jive's environment on a regular basis. Jive's current certifications include SOC2, ISO and SSAE 16 SOC1, and Jive is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA). Several government agencies already use Jive as a collaboration hub, including NASA, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Army and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). To learn more about Jive's advanced security controls for government agencies, visit or join us at JiveWorld on May 1-3 in Las Vegas for the first Jive Federal Summit, which will bring together government agencies and contractors to share best practices and learn about Jive's new FedRAMP solution.

    About Jive Software
    Jive is the leader in accelerating workplace digital transformation for organizations, enabling people to work better together. The company provides industry-leading Interactive Intranet and Customer Community solutions that connect people, information and ideas to help businesses outpace their competitors. With more than 30 million users worldwide and customers in virtually every industry, Jive is consistently recognized as a leader by top analyst firms, including Gartner Inc., Ovum and Aragon Research. More information can be found at or the Jive Blog.

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    New IBM Cloud Integration Technology Blends Multi-Cloud Environments

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect - IBM today announced new software and services designed to solve the integration challenge of bringing together enterprise data and applications across on-premises, private and public cloud environments. IBM Cloud Integration is designed to allow clients to access and use actionable business data from sources including cloud services, messaging platforms or, application software regardless of the environment in which they reside using easy to discover APIs.

    According to IDC, over 85 percent of enterprises will commit to multi-cloud architectures encompassing a mix of public cloud services, private clouds, community clouds, and hosted clouds by 2018(1). IBM Cloud Integration offers a critical link for enterprises that need to share data in a multi-cloud environment, by providing:

    --  Integration of cloud applications with current infrastructure,
    --  A link to critical enterprise and cloud data and services to support
    cognitive solutions.
    --  And the ability to manage APIs across multiple clouds to enrich cloud
    services with data, enable new partners and expand to new markets

    For example, online retailers strive to provide a consistent buying experience while being able to maintain real-time inventory insights and quickly identify market trends to capitalize on consumer behavior. By using IBM Cloud Integration, online retailers can integrate data coming from sales and inventory applications in the cloud regardless of where they reside. They can marry this data with information from other public cloud sources like third-party market tracking services, to gain a complete view into what's trending, and how quickly they can make the most of their existing inventory and prepare future purchases.

    "Companies are rapidly choosing to blend their existing infrastructure within multiple cloud environments, creating a hybrid cloud framework that continues to provide them with the speed and control they require to optimize their enterprise," said Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research. "By bringing together and integrating more data through an open cloud platform, we are providing our clients with the agility and control they demand while still giving them a more complete view of what is happening within their company."

    IBM also announced additional offerings and services today to help clients manage the data and services that reside within their existing IT infrastructure in public and private cloud environments, including:

    --  IBM Cloud Product Insights: Extends new hybrid cloud capabilities to IBM
    software products so that IT administrators or capacity planners can
    view, track, and report usage metrics in a single dashboard. Through
    this dashboard it is possible to track products across the enterprise,
    get usage reports to help optimize environments, and integrate to other
    hybrid cloud services or Cloud patterns.
    --  IBM Digital Business Assistant: Brings together hybrid cloud,
    data/machine learning, and process automation to boost individuals and
    team productivity by proactively watching for complex situations across
    multiple clouds, alerting users to actions, taking action on their
    behalf, and learning from past interactions to provide recommendations
    on the best action to take.
    --  IBM Cloud Automation Manager: Leverages Watson as a learned advisor to
    make informed decisions and manage multi-cloud environments with
    automated provisioning, orchestration, and governance. Cloud Automation
    Manager is designed to work with cognitive capabilities and a
    marketplace of pre-built automation blueprints to accelerate application
    deployments and simplify lifecycle management.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    1. IDC: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions, doc no.US41863916, Nov 2016

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    Ciber Announces Agreement To Sell Its Infor Practice To Infor

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ciber, Inc. , a leading global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, today announced an agreement to sell its Infor Practice to Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud.

    Ciber has been an Infor Alliance Partner since 2012 and has been selected as an Infor Alliance Partner of the Year multiple times. Ciber's Infor Practice offers implementation, integration and upgrade services related to Infor software to customers in North America and Europe. Employees from Ciber's Infor Practice will transition to Infor when the transaction closes.

    "The sale of our Infor Practice reflects a fundamental decision to hone our business to a focused IT staffing foundation with complementary integrated Business Consulting and Application Development Management capabilities in a synergistic Digital Transformation offering," said Ciber President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Boustridge. "We are working to provide a seamless transition and great continuity and service to our affected customers and our employees."

    About Infor

    Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit

    About Ciber, Inc.

    Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange . For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus and our blog.

    Ciber's Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to Ciber's operations, results of operations and other matters that are based on Ciber's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. Words, such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "may," "opportunity," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "should," and "will" and similar expressions, are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. For a more detailed discussion of these risks, see the information under the "Risk Factors" heading in Ciber's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, Ciber's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and Ciber's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, when filed with the SEC, and other documents filed with or furnished to the SEC. Other than as required by law, Ciber undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


    Scott Kozak
    Global Communications, Investor and Industry Relations

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