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IFS and Acumatica Share Leadership Now – Is This a Birth of Another ERP Titan?
IFS AB owner since 2015, EQT Partners acquired Acumatica, another ERP vendor. While IFS and Acumatica are still expected to operate independently, sharing leadership and expertise between two different but successful products has interesting prospects to rival ERP giants like Oracle, SAP, Infor, and Microsoft in the not-so-remote future.
IFS (Industrial & Financial Systems) is a relatively old player in the ERP space (founded in 1983), headquartered in Sweden. It is well known for its field service management (FSM) and enterprise asset management (EAM) capabilities, establishing and claiming good presence in North America while rapidly growing its cloud offerings. IFS has about 10,000 customers in five markets: aerospace and defense, energy and utilities, engineering and construction, manufacturing, and service.
Acumatica is a relatively new and smaller player known predominantly in North America for its integrated business management capabilities like financials, distribution, project accounting, and customer relationship management (CRM), and has about 5,000 customers.
IFS is bound to make about $720 million this year, according to its CEO Darren Roos, while Acumatica’s revenue is estimated at $40 million.
Roos said that Acumatica and IFS will learn from each other. "We (IFS) have a breadth of experience and functional capability that is relevant to the same industries that Acumatica serves,” he said. Acumatica is good at "the ways in which they've enhanced the application to make it easier to use, to make it easier and quicker to deploy."
The “near-merger” of IFS and Acumatica under the EQT Partners umbrella is a symbiotic construct, where both companies are set to build upon each other’s success. This new union will allow both firms to leverage one another’s Independent Software Vendor, reseller, and systems integrator networks. This might be a birth of another ERP titan stepping into Tier 1 for ERP market share and competing with the established players like Infor, Oracle, and SAP.
Source: SoftwareReviews, Accessed July 22, 2019
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Spoofing Be Gone: Abnormal Security Says Hasta la Vista, Baby, to Business and Vendor Email Compromise Scams
The conversation around security awareness training and phishing simulations has changed in the past year. The training and tools of the past simply aren’t working against today’s more sophisticated attackers. Abnormal Security can mitigate an assortment of the most common types of business and vendor email compromise.
This analysis examines Zscaler's cloud-based security platform, with a focus on its Zero Trust Exchange (ZTE), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and broader suite of security solutions. It explores Zscaler's approach to overcoming the limitations of traditional VPN architectures, using artificial intelligence (AI) for threat detection, and integrating various security functionalities within a unified platform. Drawing insights from analyst demo notes, vendor information, and independent research, this analysis aims to provide a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of Zscaler's value proposition for security professionals.
In today's cybersecurity landscape, managing machine identities and digital certificates across complex, hybrid multi-cloud environments is a growing challenge. As the volume of digital certificates used to secure machines, applications, workloads, services, and devices continues to grow exponentially, organizations often struggle with a lack of visibility and manual processes, resulting in critical service outages and security vulnerabilities. AppViewX CERT+ is a next-generation automated certificate lifecycle management (CLM) solution that simplifies PKI and certificate management. It combines the best of automation, security, and insights to meet enterprise machine identity and digital trust requirements. AppViewX CERT+ features are purpose-built to address both the operational and security challenges of certificate management to, in turn, help organizations prevent application outages and security breaches. By enabling enterprise-wide crypto-agility, AppViewX CERT+ enhances machine identity trust, eliminates security gaps, promotes compliance, and supports post-quantum cryptography readiness.
In the digital realm, trust is currency. Without robust identity verification, online interactions become a breeding ground for fraud and exploitation.
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Q headlines a bevy of announcements at AWS re:Invent 2023 in Las Vegas that shed more light on the cloud service provider’s AI strategy and where its differentiation from other vendors lies.