B&H Photo Offers Outstanding Savings on Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras and Lenses

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – December 11, 2017) – B&H continues to offer outstanding savings and deals this holiday season, most recently with its new Save–More–Green Monday campaign.

Canon Lenses Savings Up–To $300.00 savings:

Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8 II USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708–USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

The Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, a high performance, water–resistant, ultra wide–angle L–series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge–to–edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high–precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/647011–USA/Canon_3554B002_EF_100mm_f_2_8L_Macro.html

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is the L–series version of Canon's popular 100mm Macro lens. As an L–series lens it offers the utmost in optical construction, including ultra–low dispersion lens elements and moisture and dustproof seal structure on the barrel. Its 100mm focal length is effective for portraiture and other telephoto applications and as a macro lens with 1:1 magnification and a 12″ minimum focus distance, it is ideal for life–size close–up imaging.

Sony Cameras and Lenses Savings of Up–To $500.00

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1349039–REG/sony_alpha_a6500_mirrorless_digital.html

Start your image making journey with the tools to capture a wide range of subjects by picking up this Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit from B&H. It bundles the 24MP and UHD 4K shooting camera with the E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS and E 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 OSS lenses to provide wide angle to equivalent telephoto zoom ranges of 24–75mm and 82.5–315mm, respectively.

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1326415–REG/sony_alpha_a6300_mirrorless_digital.html

Comprising the essential components needed to begin shooting, the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit from B&H bundles the versatile camera body with a pair of zoom lenses, a 64GB SDHC memory card, a spare rechargeable lithium–ion battery, and a protective shoulder bag.

See all Sony Savings and deals, here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/sony–savings/deals

Find More B&H Green Monday Savings here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/green–monday/deals

About B&H Photo Video

As the world's largest source of photography lenses, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for 40 years.

Visitors to the website can access a variety of educational videos and enlightening articles. The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in–house specialists. You can view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world's foremost experts and interviews with some of technology's most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you're in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The techno–carousel spins all year round at the counters and kiosks at B&H. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test–drive and compare all the latest gear.

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B&H Photo Offers Outstanding Savings on Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras and Lenses

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – December 11, 2017) – B&H continues to offer outstanding savings and deals this holiday season, most recently with its new Save–More–Green Monday campaign.

Canon Lenses Savings Up–To $300.00 savings:

Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8 II USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708–USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

The Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, a high performance, water–resistant, ultra wide–angle L–series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge–to–edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high–precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/647011–USA/Canon_3554B002_EF_100mm_f_2_8L_Macro.html

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is the L–series version of Canon's popular 100mm Macro lens. As an L–series lens it offers the utmost in optical construction, including ultra–low dispersion lens elements and moisture and dustproof seal structure on the barrel. Its 100mm focal length is effective for portraiture and other telephoto applications and as a macro lens with 1:1 magnification and a 12″ minimum focus distance, it is ideal for life–size close–up imaging.

Sony Cameras and Lenses Savings of Up–To $500.00

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1349039–REG/sony_alpha_a6500_mirrorless_digital.html

Start your image making journey with the tools to capture a wide range of subjects by picking up this Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit from B&H. It bundles the 24MP and UHD 4K shooting camera with the E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS and E 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 OSS lenses to provide wide angle to equivalent telephoto zoom ranges of 24–75mm and 82.5–315mm, respectively.

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1326415–REG/sony_alpha_a6300_mirrorless_digital.html

Comprising the essential components needed to begin shooting, the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit from B&H bundles the versatile camera body with a pair of zoom lenses, a 64GB SDHC memory card, a spare rechargeable lithium–ion battery, and a protective shoulder bag.

See all Sony Savings and deals, here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/sony–savings/deals

Find More B&H Green Monday Savings here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/green–monday/deals

About B&H Photo Video

As the world's largest source of photography lenses, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for 40 years.

Visitors to the website can access a variety of educational videos and enlightening articles. The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in–house specialists. You can view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world's foremost experts and interviews with some of technology's most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you're in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The techno–carousel spins all year round at the counters and kiosks at B&H. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test–drive and compare all the latest gear.

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B&H Photo Offers Outstanding Savings on Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras and Lenses

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – December 11, 2017) – B&H continues to offer outstanding savings and deals this holiday season, most recently with its new Save–More–Green Monday campaign.

Canon Lenses Savings Up–To $300.00 savings:

Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8 II USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708–USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

The Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, a high performance, water–resistant, ultra wide–angle L–series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge–to–edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high–precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/647011–USA/Canon_3554B002_EF_100mm_f_2_8L_Macro.html

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is the L–series version of Canon's popular 100mm Macro lens. As an L–series lens it offers the utmost in optical construction, including ultra–low dispersion lens elements and moisture and dustproof seal structure on the barrel. Its 100mm focal length is effective for portraiture and other telephoto applications and as a macro lens with 1:1 magnification and a 12″ minimum focus distance, it is ideal for life–size close–up imaging.

Sony Cameras and Lenses Savings of Up–To $500.00

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1349039–REG/sony_alpha_a6500_mirrorless_digital.html

Start your image making journey with the tools to capture a wide range of subjects by picking up this Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses Kit from B&H. It bundles the 24MP and UHD 4K shooting camera with the E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS and E 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 OSS lenses to provide wide angle to equivalent telephoto zoom ranges of 24–75mm and 82.5–315mm, respectively.

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1326415–REG/sony_alpha_a6300_mirrorless_digital.html

Comprising the essential components needed to begin shooting, the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses and Free Accessory Kit from B&H bundles the versatile camera body with a pair of zoom lenses, a 64GB SDHC memory card, a spare rechargeable lithium–ion battery, and a protective shoulder bag.

See all Sony Savings and deals, here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/sony–savings/deals

Find More B&H Green Monday Savings here https://www.bhphotovideo.com/green–monday/deals

About B&H Photo Video

As the world's largest source of photography lenses, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for 40 years.

Visitors to the website can access a variety of educational videos and enlightening articles. The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in–house specialists. You can view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world's foremost experts and interviews with some of technology's most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you're in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The techno–carousel spins all year round at the counters and kiosks at B&H. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test–drive and compare all the latest gear.

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IDG Communications Announces Digital Edge 50 Awards Winners to Honor Organizations Excelling at Digital Transformation

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – December 11, 2017) – IDG's AGENDA18 conference is excited to announce the 2018 Digital Edge 50 award winners. The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. The 50 winners will be honored onsite at the AGENDA18 conference, March 19–21, 2018, in Miami, Florida.

Transforming into a digital business is a key area of focus for organizations, and tech leaders are putting strategies into practice. With more than 250 projects nominated for the 2018 awards, the judging process was extremely competitive. Winning projects used technology to drive business innovation and even launch new business units, both to serve new customer segments through an end–to–end digital experience and to commercialize non–competitive company innovations. Technologies involved include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud, data analytics, and mobile/smart devices. Entries were judged by a panel of executive peers, including past winners, who evaluated projects on complexity, scale, business outcomes and innovation.

“This year we have many winners employing AI and machine learning, or a combination of the two, demonstrating how quickly those technologies are taking hold,” said Anne McCrory, Digital Edge program chair and Group VP, Customer Experience and Operations, IDG Events and CIO Executive Council. “There are projects on data accessibility, digital assistants, sensors, and integrating numerous systems and data types for mobile users. All have remarkable returns, whether those are efficiencies or sales from new capabilities or even new businesses launching.”

Executives from winning companies will join the speaker roster at the AGENDA18 conference. Confirmed speakers include:

Lisa Bowman, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, United Way Worldwide
Karen Brunn, Vice President, Research, United Way Worldwide
Brett Caldon, Head of Business Operations, Workgrid Software
Rickard Damm, Head of Innovation, Telia
Meghan Hart, VP of HR Technology & Systems Management, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Bill McCorey, CIO, Universal Orlando
Sherif Mityas, CIO & Chief Strategy Officer, TGI Fridays
Rob Norris, CEO, Cake Insurance
Gail Seanor, Senior Director, Digital, TGI Fridays

The conference, produced in partnership with the CIO Executive Council, will bring together more than 300 senior technology leaders and business stakeholders to share best practices, learn new techniques and engage in digital leadership training.

The 2018 Digital Edge 50 Award Winners are:

  • Adient
  • Agero
  • Aiolos
  • Allstate
  • Bechtel
  • Cake Insurance
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Capital One
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Deakin University
  • Dignity Health
  • Discover Financial Services
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • ExxonMobil
  • Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • GSK US Pharmaceutical Tech
  • Hitachi Consulting India Pvt Ltd.
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • IQVIA
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance, Workgrid Software
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Michigan State Police
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Monsanto
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Penn Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Treasury Department
  • QVC
  • Reed Smith
  • Rogers Communications Inc.
  • RTI International
  • SimpleTire
  • St. Luke's University Health Network
  • Technical College System of Georgia
  • Telia Company
  • TGI Fridays
  • TIAA
  • Town of South Windsor, CT
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Universal Orlando
  • UPS
  • Vanguard
  • Verizon
  • Volvo Financial Services
  • WCA Waste Corporation
  • Whirlpool Corporation

AGENDA18 Sponsorship Opportunities
The AGENDA18 Conference is proud to have Google and HP as our strategy partners. Additional action partners include Atlassian and Omnivex. For more information on our various sponsorship opportunities, including the awards celebration, please visit agendaconference.com. Please contact Adam Dennison, SVP/General Manager, IDG Events & Publisher, CIO at adam_dennison@idg.com to learn more.

Event Information
To learn more about the conference and to register to attend, visit AGENDAconference.com and follow us at @CIOevents and @CIOEC and use #Agenda18.

About Digital Edge 50 Award
The Digital Edge 50 Award honors digital innovation. Through digital technologies such as mobile, analytics, AI, the Internet of Things and cloud, award winners see business results that indicate a true “digital edge.” Selected by a panel of industry experts and business and technology executives, winning applications are driving greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new products, as well as revenue and profit growth.

About IDG Communications, Inc.
IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG Communications is the world's largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients' success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers' global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Desktop Unique Visitors, Worldwide, January 2017

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

Aurionpro reports revenue of Rs. 168.65 Cr in Q2 FY17-18, EBITDA at Rs. 29.80 Cr.

MUMBAI, INDIA—(Marketwired – December 08, 2017) – Aurionpro Solutions Ltd (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668), a leading provider of technology solutions for Banking, Digital Innovation and Cybersecurity, today announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2017.

H1 FY17–18 Financial Highlights

IP driven strategy has led to margin expansion as is demonstrated in growth of EBITDA & PAT. Key highlights for the first half of FY17–18 are:

  • YTD Revenue for H1 FY17–18 was 329.06 Crores, up 6.57% YOY.
  • Consolidated EBIDTA for H1 FY17–18 was Rs.56.23 Crores, up 43.20% YOY.
  • Consolidated PAT for H1 FY17–18 was 27.23 Crores, up 76.31% YOY*.
  • Debtor's days has come down from 112 to 76 (H1 FY16–17 to H1 FY17–18).

*excluding exceptional items

“Our business model continues to remain strong and our strategy to focus on IP driven businesses, while exiting low margin services is bearing results. This has led to continuous improvements in operating margins, new customer additions and geography expansion. We continue to make ongoing investments in R&D & product development,” said Samir Shah, CEO, Aurionpro. “We expect accelerated momentum in the second half of the year aided by growing momentum for Isla, our flagship product offering in cybersecurity, We have taken Isla to newer geographies in APAC and are looking to scale to global markets aided by strategic partnerships such as our recent one with HPE, and others.”

“We are focused on building efficiencies through superior deliver excellence. We have improved our implementation methodologies and domain training leading to faster deployments and customer delight. We have also rationalized our technology platforms and people pyramid for optimal resource utilization thereby reducing delivery costs. This has enabled us to expand margins while continuing our investments in product and R&D,” added Nirav Shah, COO, Aurionpro.

Business Updates & Highlights

  • Cybersecurity
    • Isla Web Malware Isolation system shows strong promise and positive momentum across the globe as Malware Isolation is increasing finding priority in the agenda of CIOs and CISOs.
    • Isla has gained strong market acceptance and has over 40 customers currently.
    • Isla's channel partner has grown in strength with over 15 strategic partnerships for manufacturing, distribution and resellers globally.
    • We had two big wins for Isla in India with large financial services organizations. Other countries in APAC also have seen strong demand and traction for Isla.
    • Gartner recognized Aurionpro's cybersecurity subsidiary Cyberinc as continuing to be amongst its Gartner Cool Vendor list that it published in 2017.
    • The IAM practice saw multiple wins and go–lives specifically for its IP with licensing deals with a US based utility provider in addition to two large implementation engagements for IAM. Our IAM practice was also included in the 'Gartner Market guide for IAM professional services 'providers report.
  • Banking and Fintech
    • The banking and fintech business continues to meet financial targets as we have been steadily consolidating our leadership position across India, Middle East and ASEAN region with multiple wins and go–lives.
      • Go–live for Financial Supply Chain module with South Indian Bank.
      • Go–live at Union National Bank.
      • Win for SmartLender with Sacombank, Vietnam.
  • Digital Innovation
    • The customer experience offerings led by our flagship platform ACE see strong traction especially in the Middle East. We have won an engagement with a UAE bank to streamline customer flow across 42 branches while we also went live with 19 bill payment kiosks for a utility provider in Oman. The business continues to enable strong market share expansion.
  • Others
    • Interact DX was selected by 3 leading Indian private sector banks and a Middle East headquartered Telco company.

About Aurionpro

Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668) is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently. It combines core domain expertise, thought leadership in innovation, security and leverages industry leading IP to deliver tangible business results for global corporations. Employing more than 1,200 domain and technology experts across North America, Asia and Europe, Aurionpro caters to a host of clients across BFSI, Telecom and Logistics industry. For more information, visit www.aurionpro.com.

Aurionpro included in the Gartner Market Guide for IAM Professional Services, North America, 2017 for its Cyberinc brand

SAN RAMON, CA—(Marketwired – December 06, 2017) – Cyberinc – an Aurionpro Company focused on enterprise security, announced that it has been included in the Gartner Market Guide for IAM Professional Services, North America report. According to Gartner, security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM should use this Market Guide to support the identification and evaluation of firms providing these services.

This mention of Aurionpro by Gartner for the second consecutive year is a testimony to Cyberinc's focused expertise and specialization within IAM products and technologies domain coupled with robust implementation capabilities.

The key findings as per the 2017 study: “Gartner expects some incremental moves in the market over the next 2–3 years based on the desire of some consulting firms without formal IAM practices, especially those with security practices, to extend their capabilities to include stronger IAM capabilities because IAM professional services is a lucrative market. Growth prospects remain strong for IAM professional services in North America, as is the case globally as well.”

Aurionpro believes that it has been mentioned in the Gartner Market Guide for IAM Professional Services, North America, in 2017 owing to its decade long expertise in successfully delivering world class identity, risk management and security solutions that have helped secure over 120 Million identities for leading global organizations. And also feels that this inclusion, highlights its enterprise security focused brand — Cyberinc's, dedicated and continued investments in building innovative IPs around IAM products suites, which have resulted in development of extensions of access and governance (provisioning deployments) as well as solution for externalized authorization.

“We are delighted by Aurionpro being included in the Gartner Market Guide for IAM Professional Services, North America, for the second year in a row. This is a reinforcement of our focus and commitment towards delivering the most innovative and customized IAM solutions to the modern digital enterprises.

“As enterprises rapidly embrace new technologies, leading to the resulting shift in the IT perimeter and emergence of Identity as the foundation for building secure digital businesses, we look forward to building identity solutions that would ensure faster and secure digital transformations,” said Samir Shah, CEO, Cyberinc.

About the Gartner Report
The Gartner report, Market Guide for IAM Professional Services, North America, co–authored by Analyst(s): Brian Iverson, Kevin Kampman, Anmol Singh was published on September 13, 2017.

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Note:

  • *Cyberinc was formed by merging Spikes Security with Aurionpro's Security Division in the year 2016. Cyberinc, a subsidiary of Aurionpro is focused on helping enterprises secure their digital businesses and expand their security perimeter.

About Cyberinc
Cyberinc is a subsidiary of Aurionpro and delivers advanced security solutions for enterprises. Its offerings include secure, scalable, high performance security products that protect from cyber–attacks, and services that help enterprises transition to next generation access management systems.

For more information, please visit: www.cyberinc.com.

About Aurionpro
Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668) is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently. It combines core domain expertise, thought leadership and service excellence in providing comprehensive IP driven solutions in Enterprise Security, Digital and Banking. Employing more than 1,300 domain and technology experts across North America, Asia and Europe, we have delivered solutions for Fortune 500, global corporations across 5 continents and 22 countries. Aurionpro has been consistently recognized amongst the top 100 technology solutions providers for Financial Services companies. For more information, visit www.aurionpro.com.

IDG Research Reveals Significant Influence Tech Leaders Have in Digital Business Transformation

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – December 06, 2017) – IDG, the world's largest technology media, data and marketing services company, today announced the results of its 11th annual Role & Influence of the Technology Decision–Maker survey, which examines the evolving role of IT decision–makers (ITDMs) in today's corporations (click to tweet). The report highlighted the most important technologies that IT leaders are prioritizing for their organizations' digital transformation, including the adoption of IoT and cloud. While all organizations are looking to transform, only 28% of organizations have an active digital first approach.

Digital First Approach – From Concept to Reality
IT executives (65%) and Line of Business (LOB) executives (61%) are collaborating on the need for a digital first strategy, however responsibilities are consistently handed off to IT executives to make that strategy a reality. Tech departments must balance digital first adoption with ongoing business needs. Currently, tech strategy is spilt between three areas, responding to internal events (37%), status quo / “keeping the lights on” tasks (33%), and responding to external events (27%) such as market changes and customer requests.

“Technology leaders are fueling digital transformation to survive and thrive in the face of market disruption,” said Brian Glynn, Chief Revenue Officer, IDG Communications, Inc. “Our research shows that they are collaborating with their line of business counterparts on business strategy, but IT remains in control of the vendor short list and is the primary budget holder.”

Understanding Tech Investments
Digital transformation is fueling the addition of new technologies, where established technology purchases are often a replacement or upgrade. No matter the tech area, the majority of organizations use only three vendors to fulfill their technology needs. When evaluating tech vendors, ITDMs are open to exploring both existing and new vendors for tech purchases, in fact, 48% sought new vendors for their tech investments over the past two years.

Recent Tech Investments

                 
    Addition
(not replacing
existing tech)
  Replacement
of Existing
Tech
  Upgrade
Existing
Tech
  Number
of
Vendors
IoT Devices   63%   8%   29%   4
Mobile apps   54%   19%   28%   3
Cloud computing   53%   31%   17%   3
Data & analytics   52%   17%   32%   3
IT services   46%   29%   25%   3
Security   42%   30%   28%   3
Web apps   40%   27%   33%   3
Servers / storage   39%   30%   31%   3
Enterprise software (SaaS)   35%   39%   26%   3
Networking   33%   32%   35%   3
Enterprise software (non–SaaS)   32%   43%   26%   3
Desktops/laptops   29%   42%   29%   3
Telecom   16%   47%   36%   3

On average, there are 16 influencers in the tech purchase decision–making process. Throughout the stages of the purchase process, technology leaders play the primary role. LOB executives, particularly the CEO, collaborate closely with the CIO to determine the business need and authorize the purchase. Additionally, the IT staff takes the lead in determining the technical requirements for evaluating solutions and managing the post–sales process, which showcases their importance, particularly for upsells and renewals.

Importance of Content
Digital Transformation is putting more emphasis on the role of technology in driving business forward. Because of this, tech professionals are seeking valuable content to help them meet their business needs. As they explore newer and more complex technologies (e.g. cloud, SaaS software, data and analytics), they download an average of 5–6 pieces of information compared to 2–4 assets for more established technologies like telecom and desktops/laptops. To find this information ITDMs turn to both tech content sites (55%) and vendor content sites (43%). Respondents said that they consider tech content sites to be more relevant and credible, using vendor sites to clarify information. Vendor product demos were found valuable by almost all tech leaders (98%).

Standing Out in the Crowd
In the world of mass emails, getting noticed and being able to engage with customers and prospects is key. ITDMs call out that familiarity makes the difference between an email being opened or deleted. Seventy–one of ITDMs will open an email based on past experience with the vendor, followed by vendor recognition (51%), and how closely the subject line addresses a pain point (48%). Once a meeting is obtained, ITDMs seek detailed information specific to their business use case (77%), information to make a final purchase decision (58%), or the ability to view a demo or learn about a case study related to the product/solution (47%).

About the 2017 IDG Role & Influence of the Technology Decision–Maker Research
IDG's 2017 Role & Influence of the Technology Decision–Maker Research was conducted among the audiences of eight IDG brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld, Macworld, Network World and PCWorld) representing IT and security decision–makers involved in the IT purchase process for their organization. The survey was fielded online with the objective of understanding the technology decision–makers' role and helping tech marketers engage them through the right channels. Results in this release are based on 752 respondents across multiple industries.

View additional information from the 2017 IDG Role & Influence of the Technology Decision–Maker.

About IDG Communications, Inc.
IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG Communications is the world's largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients' success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers' global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Desktop Unique Visitors, Worldwide, January 2017

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

MediaValet Launches Innovative New Content Publishing and Analytics Platform

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – December 06, 2017) – MediaValet Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MVP), a leading provider of cloud–based digital asset management software, today announced the launch of its innovative new Content Publishing and Engagement Analytics platform. MediaValet's customers can now publish media assets directly from within MediaValet to an unlimited number of owned and 3rd party digital channels, track extensive usage data, and analyze the impact of each asset, channel, and campaign.

MediaValet's new Publishing and Analytics platform, enables organizations to streamline their content distribution and optimize their marketing spend on both media creation and placement. Directly from within MediaValet, authorized users can now select an asset and generate the embed code necessary to easily stream the asset to any owned or 3rd party digital channels and web properties. The resulting usage data is tracked and charted by MediaValet's Engagement Analytics platform.

To support and optimize how marketing teams work today, MediaValet's Content Publishing platform allows customers to publish assets across an unlimited number of digital channels and web properties from a single, centralized location. This single–point–of–distribution approach to publishing media assets will help organizations control their brand integrity, create operational efficiencies and increase marketing ROI.

Once code is embedded, it begins collecting information on how an asset is being viewed and how often. User engagement data, from all embed locations, includes the number of unique and repeat views, and the time, minutes or pages viewed for each asset. Metrics are provided per asset, per location and per user defined campaign. Marketing teams can use the collected engagement data to identify which assets, digital channels and web properties drive the highest audience engagement, and to guide future content development.

“Digital asset management systems need to do more than simply store, manage and protect assets,” commented David MacLaren, founder and CEO of MediaValet. “By enabling our customers to identify their top performing marketing assets and digital channels, we can help them maximize the ROI of their marketing spend, drive more sales, and increase their bottom line.”

Continued MacLaren, “We're excited to launch another innovative solution that makes marketers' lives easier, helps achieve business objectives, and drives business forward.”

MediaValet's Content Publishing and Analytics platform is now available to all customers. The base package, free to all, provides Engagement Minutes to support several campaigns per month. For those that want to purchase additional Engagement Minutes, packages are available.

About MediaValet Inc.
MediaValet stands at the forefront of the cloud–based digital asset management industry. Built exclusively on Microsoft Azure and available on 44 highly secure and hyper scalable data centers around the world, MediaValet is uniquely equipped to meet the digital asset management needs of any organization, no matter its size, its industry or its location. Cutting–edge technology, exceptional product design, and unlimited friendly customer service are at the core of MediaValet's DNA – ensuring exceptional customer and user experiences are delivered at all times.

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D.J. “SHANGELA” Pierce to host 2018 GayVN Awards

CHATSWORTH, CA—(Marketwired – December 06, 2017) – AVN Media Network announced today that D.J. “SHANGELA” Pierce will host the 2018 GayVN Awards Show, sponsored by CAM4 & iWantEmpire.com. The 2018 GayVN Awards Show is set to take place Sunday, January 21 inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

“We are excited to have Shangela as our host for this incredible night,” said AVN CEO Tony Rios. “Shangela is an incredible entertainer and I am thrilled to have him take the reins of the GayVN Awards for what will be an spectacular show!”

After a seven–year hiatus, the gay porn version of the AVN Awards is back, with 14 industry award – and 13 fan award – categories, which celebrate the very best in adult entertainment within the gay community.

“If there's one thing I'm known for, it's how to make a great comeback,” said Shangela, the three–time contestant from Rupaul's Drag Race. “With this being the GAYVN's highly–anticipated return, I plan to bring some extra fun and fabulosity to make it one unforgettable night.”

D.J. Pierce, also known as his drag personality “Shangela”, is best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of Rupaul's Drag Race, He is a multi–faceted entertainer that continues to captivate audiences on television and stages around the world. Pierce has guest starred on network television shows like “2 Broke Girls,” “Glee,” “Bones,” “X–Files,” and more. He has appeared in films including “Hurricane Bianca” (2016), “Kiss Me, Kill Me” (2015) and the upcoming feature “A Star Is Born” directed by Bradley Cooper. In 2012, he co–starred with Jenifer Lewis in a four–part scripted YouTube series called “Jenifer Lewis and Shangela.”

Pierce has continued to climb in notoriety. He was named one of OUT Magazine's “100 Most Compelling People” and in 2015 was featured on Forbes.com for his drag management company Say What Entertainment. He has written and released music, performed alongside Miley Cyrus on the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, and toured a self–written stand up comedy show called “Straight Outta Paris.” As Shangela, he has toured on six of the seven continents, and has his sights set on Antarctica next!

For more information about the 2018 GAYVN Awards Show, visit gayvnawards.com.

ABOUT THE GAYVN AWARDS:

The GayVN Awards, produced by AVN Media Network, is an annual awards show honoring the gay adult entertainment industry. First launched in 1998, the awards show took a seven–year break after the 2011 event, and is now back at its new home at Las Vegas, Nevada's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The 2018 GayVN Awards show is unique in its introduction of the first–ever Fan Awards in addition to its industry–voted categories; gay porn enthusiasts are now able to vote for their favorite website, media stars, cam stars and more in 13 categories at gayvnawards.com.