How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint of heart.

That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a year after he joined the media conglomerate as global CIO.

Spurred by the company’s split from 21st Century Fox back in 2013, Shine helped create a brand-new global enterprise IT strategy to take the newly reborn News Corp into the future. With 25,000 employees to support in 10 major business units covering diverse industries such as news, book publishing, marketing, real estate and education, Shine started by ensuring that the new strategy was based on three simple pillars.

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How News Corp’s global IT push is uniting business units and 25,000 employees

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint of heart.

That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a year after he joined the media conglomerate as global CIO.

Spurred by the company’s split from 21st Century Fox back in 2013, Shine helped create a brand-new global enterprise IT strategy to take the newly reborn News Corp into the future. With 25,000 employees to support in 10 major business units covering diverse industries such as news, book publishing, marketing, real estate and education, Shine started by ensuring that the new strategy was based on three simple pillars.

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3Pillar Global & Natural Insight Announce Partnership to Accelerate Workforce Management Innovation for Retail Merchandising and Field Marketing






3Pillar Global and Natural Insight today announced that they are partnering to develop the next generation of the Natural Insight platform. Natural Insight is a leader in enterprise workforce management software for retail merchandising and field-marketing organizations. 3Pillar Global develops innovative, revenue-generating software products for clients.

The aim of the partnership is to extend and accelerate workforce management innovations made possible with the Natural Insight platform and to help customers better organize and execute in-store merchandising programs and field marketing events. To accomplish this, 3Pillar and Natural Insight will develop enhanced mobile survey capabilities, which will capture real-time data from in-store employees and empower managers with deep insight into current operations and future trends.

“When we started working with 3Pillar, we were impressed with the approach they took to understand our business and work with us to prototype the ideal Natural Insight experience for our customer base,” said Stefan Midford, President & CEO of Natural Insight. “We are looking forward to partnering with 3Pillar to provide our customer base with a new and improved product they can use to further optimize their retail merchandising and marketing efforts.”

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with one of Northern Virginia’s leading technology companies to help Natural Insight grow their customer base, their geographic presence, and their business,” said 3Pillar Global CEO David DeWolf.

About 3Pillar

3Pillar Global builds software products for businesses, enabling them to quickly turn ideas into value. This is done through a disciplined approach to innovation and a deep expertise in disruptive technologies, such as mobile and big data. Through a collaborative and fully-integrated experience, clients have access to a global network of highly-talented, dedicated professionals. To learn more about 3Pillar, please visit http://www.3pillarglobal.com.

About Natural Insight

Supporting 65,000 skilled retail professionals in more than 110,000 locations globally, Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software for merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit http://www.naturalinsight.com for more information.






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NextServices Welcomes Sudhir Bahl to its Advisory Board For Global Opportunities


Sudhir Bahl brings with him a wealth of leadership experience in healthcare technology from various organizations such as Irene Healthcare, Nova Specialty Surgery, ICICI Venture, Apollo Hospitals, and GE Healthcare. During the past five years, Sudhir has served on boards of six healthcare companies and worked with senior management to pursue growth opportunities.

“We are delighted to welcome Sudhir to NextServices,” said Satish Malnaik, CEO of NextServices. “Healthcare challenges in the Middle East and North African (MENA) regions increasingly resemble those in the US. Our solutions make it easier for healthcare organizations to thrive in complex environments. Sudhir’s rich experience in healthcare domain and the MENA region bring great value to our team as as we expand our healthcare solutions to address global opportunities.”

“I believe, great teams make great companies. I enjoy working with innovative product teams and growth oriented companies. Pleased to be associated with NextServices founders and the team,” said Sudhir Bahl.

PAST EXPERIENCE

Sudhir Bahl has over twenty three years of senior management and entrepreneurial experience in healthcare, and is passionate about creating innovative and sustainable businesses. Currently based in Dubai, Sudhir works as Managing Director for MENA region for Bourn Hall Clinic and resides on the Board of Directors at Bourn Hall International. He has co-founded and resided as the CEO of Irene Healthcare in 2011. He was also part of the senior management team as President and COO at Nova Specialty Surgery – a chain of day surgical and IVF centers with operations in India and Middle East, and as founder Director and COO of IVEN Medicare India Limited, an ICICI Venture portfolio company. From 2004 to 2007, Sudhir worked as Vice-President for Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. He was part of the senior team leading international projects and consulting business with focus on the Middle East and KSA markets. Sudhir has been a part of GE Healthcare and has played a significant role in handling key accounts and Healthcare IT initiatives. He is an electronics engineer with an MBA in International Business Management.

NEXTSERVICES HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

NextServices is changing how healthcare is delivered through better management and advanced technology. Services and solutions include:

Revenue Cycle Management: Comprehensive services that help hospitals, surgery centers and medical practices get paid quickly and accurately from insurance companies.
enki EHR: A cloud/mobile based electronic health record (EHR) software platform to digitize, store and share patient records securely.
Health IT: Software design and development to help healthcare product teams build their next big idea.

About NextServices

NextServices provides cloud based revenue cycle, mobile electronic health management and consulting solutions for healthcare organizations across the world. Bringing an innovative approach to combining technology and services, NextServices offers a seamlessly integrated platform of web based and mobile software. For more information contact 1(866) DOC-NEXT or visit the company’s website at http://www.nextservices.com.







Global Financial Services Firm Chooses DataServ for SaaS Purchase to Pay Automation




DataServ, the global Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise content management (ECM) provider of document and process automation solutions, has been selected to provide Purchase to Pay (P2P) automation to a global financial services firm. DataServ’s SaaS P2P automation solution includes digital mailroom services, with optical character recognition and automated workflow for non-purchase order (PO) invoices, as well as AutoVouch™ for touchless processing of invoices generated through a PO.

DataServ CEO/Founder Jeff Haller says: “With a history dating back well over a half century, our new financial services client has developed a well-earned reputation as an industry leader, and we are thrilled to have been chosen to help streamline their P2P process. We look forward to helping them eliminate paper, reduce bottlenecks, and transition staff to higher value work.”

About DataServ

DataServ is a global SaaS provider of document and process workflow automation solutions for the financial operations and human resources functions. A cloud computing pioneer, they developed the first commercially viable SaaS ECM in the world. Serving organizations worldwide since 1994, DataServ streamlines and lowers costs within Accounts Payable via their P2P solution set (including Expense Report Automation and Purchase Order Requisition Automation), Accounts Receivable with Quote to Cash (Q2C), and Human Resources through Hire to Retire (H2R) by capturing documents and data and automating business processes.






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Global Safe Cities Market to Exceed $226 Billion Between 2015-2020, Says a New Research Report from Homeland Security Research Corp.


Washington DC (PRWEB) June 19, 2015

It is an open secret that the economic prosperity and quality of life of communities, towns and cities depend on the mitigation of crime, terror, man-made and natural disasters. Maturing technologies and changing public opinion lead to major shifts in the Safe Cities Global Market during the forecast period.

According to the Global Safe City: Industry, Technologies & Market – 2015-2020 report, the market growth is boosted by the following drivers:

Cities, towns and communities population drive for quality of life and economic prosperity
Post 2008 meltdown governmental funding policy of modern infrastructure
Advancements in cost-performance of surveillance sensors and ICT technologies
Urbanization in Asia Pacific and Latin America
Worsening of radical Islamists terror threats
The growing rate and damage of natural disasters
The growing understanding that global warming entails growth in natural disasters
Growing aftersale revenues
The voting citizens expectations of safety from their local elected politicians
The report examines each dollar spent in the market via 2 orthogonal money trails: regional / national markets, and technology markets.

This “Global Safe City: Industry, Technologies & Market – 2015-2020” report is a resource for executives with interests in the industry. It has been explicitly customized for industry and urban decision makers to identify business opportunities, developing technologies, market trends and risks, as well as to benchmark business plans

Questions answered in this 2-volume 650-page report include:

1. What will the Safe City market size be in 2015-2020?

2. What are the main Safe City technology trends?

3. Where and what are the Safe City market opportunities?

4. What are the Safe City market drivers and inhibitors?

5. Who are the key Safe City vendors?

6. What are the challenges to the Safe City market penetration?

The “Global Safe City: Industry, Technologies & Market – 2015-2020” report presents in 650 pages, 97 tables and 145 figures, analysis of dozens of current and pipeline technologies and 78 leading vendors. The report is granulated into 150 vertical and horizontal submarkets, and presents for each submarket 2013-2014 data, analyses, and projects the 2015-2020 market and technologies from several perspectives, including:

Business opportunities and challenges

SWOT analysis

Market analysis (e.g., market dynamics, market drivers and inhibitors)

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)

Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP)

Distributed Sensors Systems, Sensor and Data Fusion Algorithms, Wireless Sensor Networks

Safe City Software as a Service (SaaS)

Social Media Emergency Response Software

Geo-Design

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Location Based Emergency Mass Notification Systems (EMNS), Safe City Cell Broadcast, Cell Broadcast Technologies

SCADA Systems

Managed Security Services (MSS), Safe City Consulting, Remote Management, Managed Security Monitoring

Safe City Communication, City-Wide Communication Interoperability

Video Surveillance, Analog Video Surveillance, Second-Generation Analog Video, Surveillance, Third-Generation Video Surveillance, Digital Video Surveillance, IP Surveillance Cameras, IP-Based Video, Surveillance Systems

Safe City Video Analytics Technologies, Cloud Platforms, Video Analytics Based Suspect Behavioral, Analysis, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), Video Surveillance as Service Solutions: Vendors, Real Time Automatic Alerts Software, Image Segmentation Software, Item Tracking Video Analytics Software, Object Sorting and ID, Item Identification and Recognition, Multi-Camera Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems, Video Content Analysis, Item Detection, Gaussian Mixture Based Software, Background Subtraction, Item Detection Using a Single-image Software, Item Tracking Software, Kalman Filtering Techniques, Region Segmentation, Kalman Filters Application to Track Moving Items, Partially Observable Markov Decision Process, Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems, “Splitting” Items Algorithms, Dimension Based Items Classifiers, Shape Based Item Classifiers, Event Detection Methods, Vision-based Human Action Recognition, Video Derived Egomotion, Path Reconstruction Software, Video Cameras Spatial Gap Mitigation Software, Networked Cameras Tag and Track Software, Visual Intelligence Technologies, Visual Processing, Fusion Engine, Video Analytics Challenges

Standoff Video Analytics Based Biometrics, Video Surveillance Based Behavioral Profiling, Video Based Biometric Recognition Technologies, Video Based Face Recognition, Remote Biometric Identification Technologies, Fused Intelligent Video Surveillance & Watch Lists, Crowd and Riot Surveillance, Wireless Video Analytics, Cloud Video Analytics, Online Video Analytics, Pulse Video Analytics, Smart Cameras

Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM)

Safe City Natural Disasters Mitigation & Management, Emergency Management systems

Communication Interoperability, Perimeter Security, Public Events Emergency Services, WMD and Hazmat Detection

Cloud Computing, Data Mining & Analytics

Command & Control Systems

Gunshot Location Technologies, Optical Gunshot Location Technologies, Fused Optical and Acoustic Gunshot Detection, Detection of Gunshot Signature: Artificial Neural Networks

Emergency Transportation Management Systems, Intelligent Transport Technologies, License Plate Recognition (LPR), Inductive Loop Detection, Video Vehicle Detection, Smart Transportation Security, Emergency Vehicle Notification Systems

Companies operating in the market: 3I-MIND, 3VR, ABB, Accenture, ACTi Corporation, ADT Security Services, Agent Video Intelligence, AGT international, ALPHAOPEN, Anixter, Aralia System, AT&T Inc., Augusta Systems, Avigilon Corporation, Axis, AxxonSoft, BAE Systems, Bosch Security Systems, BT, Camero, Cassidian, CelPlan, China Security & Surveillance Inc., Cisco, Citilog, Computer Network Limited (CNL), Diebold, DVTel, Elsag Datamat, Emerson Electric, Ericsson, Firetide, GS, General Electric, Hexagon AB, Honeywell, IBM, IndigoVision, Intel Security, IntuVision Inc, iOmniscient, IPConfigure, IPS Intelligent Video Analytics, ISS, MACROSCOP, MDS, Mer group, Milestone Systems A/S, Mirasys, National Instruments, NICE Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, ObjectVideo, Orsus, Panasonic, Pelco, Pivot, Proximex, Raytheon Company, Salient Stills, Samsung Techwin, Schneider Electric, SeeTec, Siemens, Smart China (Holdings) Limited, Sony, Synectics Plc, Tandu Technologies & Security Systems Ltd, Thales Group, Total Recall, Unisys, Verint, Vialogy LLC, Vigilant Technology, xLOGIC, Zhejiang Dahua Technology

Explore more Homeland Security and Public Safety Reports at http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com.

About Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC)

Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; as well as HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients (72% repeat customers), including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.






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