Entersekt Launches Digital Payments Enablement ProductMarch 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, this week launched Connekt, a digital commerce enablement product. The company, known for its mobile app security and authentication technology, is offering Connekt to financial services providers to help them adapt to changing market conditions. Tech giants and a host of start-ups have come to dominate digital payments, inserting their brands directly in front of consumers at the point of purchase. Regulations like Europe’s PSD2 are meanwhile forcing banks to provide third-party access to their customers’ accounts and data. Competitors of all kinds are lining up to leverage these assets, which they themselves do not own, to provide consumers with low-cost value-added services. To reclaim their previously uncontested position in payments, financial services providers must look to their banking apps and......

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Smartmatic Announces Cease of Operations in Venezuela March 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- After 15 years of service and 14 elections assisted providing a secure and auditable voting system, Smartmatic closed its offices and ceased operations in Venezuela.

The reasons for the closure are widely known. In August of 2017, after the elections to the National Constituency Assembly, Smartmatic publicly stated that the National Elections Council had announced results that were"...

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IBC Calls for the Best in Innovation March 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Now well established as the most influential, most prestigious awards in the media, entertainment and technology industry, the IBC Innovation Awards continue to reflect the very latest in the use of technology to engage and excite audiences.

“The IBC Innovation Awards are the awards that everyone in our industry wants to win,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “We"...

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Exclusive Group Grows Annual Revenues by 500m€ - Doubling Revenues Every Two Years March 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, has today announced its best financial results to date; firmly establishing it as one of the largest cyber and cloud transformation distributors in the world. Having achieved total sales figures for 2017 of 1.75bn€ (up 38% from 1.27bn€ in 2016), the Group is now established as the go-to VAD for cyber and cloud migration on a global scale.


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ExaGrid Named a ‘Finalist’ by Network Computing in 2018 AwardsMarch 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced that its EX40000E backup storage appliance with data deduplication has once again been selected as a finalist by Network Computing for its 2018 ‘Return on Investment’ award. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Network Computing Awards ceremony in London on March 22, 2018. Network Computing’s ‘Return on Investment’ award was first introduced – and won by ExaGrid – in 2015 and represents the solution which helps organizations reduce operating costs and/or improve productivity. ExaGrid is the only vendor in its market to provide a purpose-built, scale-out approach to disk-based backup with deduplication, protecting its customers from the requisite forklift upgrades that they face with competitive approaches as their data grows. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances cost less than those of its competition, not just up front but over time as well, with the flexibility to mix and match any size or age appliance......

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Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) Names Regional Presidents March 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Today, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), a top-three, full-service, global communications agency, announced the appointments of regional leaders to drive growth and innovation in the newly formed agency. BCW appointments, by region, include:

North America

  • Chris Foster becomes President, North America, BCW. Foster was previously EVP, Global Business Development, leading"...

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Jordan issues new tender to buy 100,000 tonnes feed barley March 6, 2018

* Jordan's state grain buyer has issued another international tender to purchase 100,000 tonnes of animal feed barley to be sourced from optional origins, European traders said * Tender deadline is March 14 * Jordan has struggled to purchase wheat and barley in tenders in past months after terms on quality control and payment were introduced which reduced tender participation by international trading houses * Three previous tenders for 100,000 tonnes of barley ended without a purchase in February Advertisement * Jordan’s last reported barley purchase was 50,000 tonnes on Feb. 7 zawya ...

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Jordan mourns Amman bookseller who promoted reading for all March 6, 2018

Book lovers in Jordan are mourning the death of Hisham Maaytah, whose shop in downtown Amman was a magnet for readers of all ages and from all walks of life.

Maaytah died in a car accident on Saturday at the age of 48, just weeks after a fire at his warehouse near the shop destroyed part of the stock.

Maaytah's shop, Khazanat Al Jahith, a kiosk in downtown Amman, attracted"...

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Jordan receives request from Israel to nominate new ambassador: minister March 6, 2018

Jordan said on Monday it received a letter from Israel nominating a new Israeli ambassador to the Kingdom, a government official said Monday.

'We received a request from Israel nominating an Israeli ambassador to Amman. The request was sent to the concerned authorities seeking their opinion,' Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani told reporters.


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Jordan, India sign educational memorandum of understanding March 6, 2018

Jordan Media Institute (JMI) and Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for academic and educational cooperation.

The memorandum, signed during the visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II to India last week, eyes to enhance media cooperation and to kick off joint enterprises, in addition to launching academic and scientific activities, exchanging scientific materials and publications, and executing programs to boost role of media in the development efforts.

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