Kentico Software launches Kentico Xperience 13 and reveals the future of its digital experience platform

Kentico Software’s latest version of its digital experience platform accelerates effective digital communication for businesses worldwide.

BRNO, Czech Republic and BEDFORD, N.H., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Kentico Software announced the launch of Kentico Xperience 13, enhancing its digital experience platform for marketers and developers with new features and updates. 

Investing in a future-proof product

This year, Kentico rebranded its well-known Kentico EMS product to Kentico Xperience. The new brand name is inspired by the nature of the product (a digital experience platform), as it combines content management, commerce, and digital marketing capabilities. Together with the rebrand and visual facelift of the product, the company has also turned its attention to its business model with new subscription licensing and the technologies they use. With the latest release, Kentico is one of the very first DXP vendor to switch to ASP.NET Core MVC.

“.NET Core will allow developers

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Accel-KKR Announces Close of $640 Million Emerging Buyout Partners LP Fund Focused on Small-Cap Software Companies

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, today announced the successful closing of Accel-KKR Emerging Buyout Partners LP with $640 million in committed capital. The oversubscribed fund, which closed at its hard cap, will continue Accel-KKR’s long-standing strategy of investing in software and tech-enabled services companies, with a special focus on small-cap companies. The closing of this new fund brings Accel-KKR’s total assets under management to over $10 billion.

Commenting on the fund closing, Tom Barnds, Managing Partner of Accel-KKR, said, “We are excited to welcome a number of new investors to Accel-KKR through this new fund, as well as extend and expand our relationship with many of our long-standing limited partners. We are proud to have such a great group of mission-driven LPs representing leading academic institutions, medical research foundations, health care institutions, and corporate and government pensions.”


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New Yoh Survey Shows 68% of Employed Americans Face Challenges with Their Workplace Software Technology

Software Technologies Always Changing, Adding New Software Technologies, Lack of Software Integration, and Outdated Software Technology Among Top Issues for Workers

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a new survey of nearly 1,200 employed Americans, 68% of U.S. workers say they face at least one challenge when it comes to the software technologies they need to use as part of their jobs. The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Yoh, a leading international talent and outsourcing company and part of Day & Zimmermann.

In fact, more than a third (35%) of employed Americans said they face two or more challenges with the software technologies they use at work. These issues include software technology always changing, software technology being added regularly, the company having too many different software technologies, the company not having the right software technologies to benefit their job, the lack

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Pandemic prompts business travel firm Lola to pivot into expense management software

It’s a good example of the Pandemic Pivot: Businesses of all sizes are rethinking their strategies right now in light of the seismic shifts in consumer and business behaviors brought about by COVID-19.

For Lola, the shift happened almost overnight, as English and Volpe tell it. In early March, Lola noticed a modest softening in US business travel. But within a week’s time, the situation worsened drastically. Concerns about the virus prompted them to tell employees to work from home, and then the travel slowdown cascaded into an outright collapse. Volpe, the chief executive, said the firm had to lay off 30 of its 100 or so workers.

Meanwhile, they decided to dust off an idea hatched the prior summer that became Spend, and put half of Lola’s engineering team to work on it.

Lola is fortunate to have a cushion of venture capital funds; it raised $37 million just

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Why Sequoia Just Led A $17 Million Series A In This Access Management Software Startup

StrongDM, a single sign-on company for backend infrastructure, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series A led by Sequoia Capital.

Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Zalman says that back in the day in order for an employee to get access to infrastructure, companies had active directory sitting on top of one database and only a few people had access to it (privileged administrators or systems administrators). With the rise of the cloud and the explosion of more data sitting in more places and  more people needing access to it, these traditional approaches to control access stopped working. 

“If you’re going to manage access for infrastructure that could be sitting in the data center or a cloud, you need to be able to handle every cloud, every database or server

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D.A. Davidson Releases The Herd 2020 Featuring The Top 100 Emerging Software and Internet Companies

Rapidly expanding technology franchise provides unique views on emerging technology trends

D.A. Davidson & Co. has released its second annual The Herd report featuring the top 100 privately held technology companies based in the U.S. These companies were selected based upon growth rate, market awareness, scale, capitalization and other proprietary analytics generated by D.A. Davidson.

“The technology capital markets have shown incredible resilience in 2020 as software and internet businesses continue to both disrupt established industries and add value to our everyday lives,” said Joe Morgan, D.A. Davidson’s Head of Technology Investment Banking. “Our first Herd report represented D.A. Davidson’s best view of the most disruptive technology companies. This initial cohort of Herd companies has gone on to achieve nine initial public offerings and 57 private capital raises representing over $26 billion raised in the past 12 months. We are incredibly excited to announce this new class of Herd companies

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In Oracle-Google war, a battle of analogies will shape the future of software copyrights | American Enterprise Institute

As we saw a few weeks ago, the long-running software fight between Oracle and Google reached its crescendo in early October when the tech giants took up arms at the Supreme Court.

While it will be months before the outcome is known, the
questions asked by the justices during oral argument suggest that the issue of
what aspects of software are copyrightable — a key question for the future of
protecting technology — will be resolved through a battle of analogies.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas (L) talks with Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018, via Reuters

Lawyers and judges have always leaned heavily on reasoning by analogy; after all, in a common-law system, new fact patterns must be compared and contrasted with existing precedents. But this tendency has intensified in the technically complex and legally challenging area of software

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Shares of F5 Networks jump 5% as focus on cloud software and services continues to fuel growth

The F5 Tower in downtown Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Seattle-based F5 Networks saw shares rise more than 5% in after-hours trading Monday after its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report beat expectations.

The company posted revenue of $615 million, up 4%, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.59. Wall Street expected revenue of $606 million and EPS of $2.37.

F5 Networks continues to benefit from its move into software and services, expanding beyond its traditional networking hardware business. Software revenue was up 36% from the year-ago quarter.

“Going forward, we expect continued robust software growth from a more diversified base of subscription and SaaS revenue, a software subscription renewals flywheel that is starting to turn with momentum, and true-forward revenue opportunities on a significant percentage of our long-term software subscription contracts,” François Locoh-Donou, president and CEO of F5, said in a statement.

Earlier this year Locoh-Donou laid out the

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Linux Foundation Focuses on Science and Research to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Software Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Open Source Summit Europe – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion (SDDI) project. SDDI will explore, evaluate, and promote best practices from research and industry to increase diversity and inclusion in software engineering. Founding contributors include Comcast, Facebook, GitHub, Intel and VMware and research professors from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Eindhoven University of Technology, Oregon State University, University of Auckland and University of Victoria.

According to StackOverflow’s 2020 survey of more than 65,000 developers, 91.7 percent identify as male and 70.7 percent as white or of European descent. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done to create inclusive environments that can lead to a more diverse community building the software that is the foundation for our digital society. Research indicates that racially diverse groups

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Treasury and Risk Management Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | Kyriba, TreasuryXpress, Calypso Technology, Finastra

(MENAFN – iCrowdNewsWire) Oct 26, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Treasury and Risk Management Software Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Treasury and Risk Management Software Market . Some of the key players profiled in the study are Finastra, Wolters Kluwer NV., Fidelity National Information Services Inc., EdgeVerve Systems Ltd., TreasuryXpress Inc., Calypso Technology Inc., Kyriba Corp., Murex SAS, SAP SE & ION Group.

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COVID-19 Outbreak- Treasury and Risk Management Software Market Overview:
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