DUBLIN, Calif., Sept 20 (Bernama)-- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning, and customer experience solutions, unveiled its newest platform, Thunderbridge Augmented Intelligence - or Thunderbridge AI3 - today at CallidusCloud Connections (C3) 2017, its annual user conference. The new solution is comprised of three elements: artificial intelligence, application integration, and human insight. The Thunderbridge Augmented Intelligence platform is a layer of software that applies machine learning techniques to the sales and learning processes to come up with recommended actions for increasing revenue, profit, and sales effectiveness.

Fully Enhanced and Now Available as a Standalone Offering for IoT Developers and Architects, Hitachi's Lumada Provides an Intelligent, Composable Platform That Delivers Faster Time to Insight and Business Value for Industrial and Enterprise Customers

TOKYO and LAS VEGAS, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Hitachi Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Hitachi Vantara, today jointly announced Hitachi's first commercial Lumada internet of things (IoT) platform offering. Now in its v2.0 release, the Lumada IoT platform has been fully updated with an elegant, portable architecture that enables it to run both on-premises or in the cloud and to support industrial IoT deployments both at the edge and in the core.

The new software stack is designed to help customers quickly and easily gain insights, predictions and recommendations from their data, and can be easily adapted to support mid-to-large-scale environments. Lumada's integrated advanced analytics have also been enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) functionality at scale. The result is a highly intelligent and flexible platform that accelerates superior outcomes for enterprise and industrial customers, such as increased operational efficiencies and cost savings, enhanced operational safety and reliability, improved asset utilization, performance management and product quality, and the creation of new business models.

SINGAPORE & TORONTO, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Kyriba, the #1 provider of cloud treasury and financial management solutions, and GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC), the leading multi-bank trade finance platform provider, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance. GTC and Kyriba will join forces to bring together trade finance and treasury management solutions to empower global finance leaders to better manage high volume cash and trade operations.

The comprehensive treasury solution resulting from the strategic alliance will increase visibility, improve straight through processing for payment instruments used in international trade, and optimize cash forecasting, payments management and supply chain finance for corporate treasury and finance leaders.

TOKYO and LAS VEGAS, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) ("Hitachi") today launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. This new company will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara to capitalize on Hitachi's social innovation capability in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).

More Than a Century of OT Expertise Combined with IT Trusted by the Worlds Largest Enterprises Hitachi has been a leader in OT for industries such as finance, government, manufacturing, power/energy and transportation for over 100 years, providing solutions that have positively impacted cities, industrial operations and businesses at large. The company has also been a leader in IT for over 50 years-bringing IT applications, analytics, content, cloud, and infrastructure solutions to market that have transformed the way enterprises do business. Combining Hitachis broad expertise in OT with its proven IT product innovations and solutions, Hitachi Vantara gives customers a powerful, collaborative partner in data - unavailable in any one company until today.

BOSTON, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- SevOne, a leading provider of network and infrastructure management solutions, today unveiled the SevOne Data Platform. This new, flexible cloud-native platform powers SevOne's new suite of comprehensive and scalable network and infrastructure management solutions and seamlessly connects with industry leading business intelligence, analytics, and automation packages. The SevOne Data Platform simplifies the extraction, enrichment and analysis of network and machine data across multivendor environments, transforming raw data into actionable, real-time insights to meet the agility and efficiency needs of complex organizations.

The world's largest CSPs, enterprises, and MSPs are evolving from physical infrastructures to software-defined and automated cloud-centric technologies, such as SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV, in order to compete and win in the connected world. These companies must transform their digital platforms in order to dramatically increase agility in the delivery of new business services, while maintaining the highest levels of efficiency and reliability.

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Radware® (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today introduced a comprehensive solution for protection from network layer attacks, including increased threats stemming from Internet-of-Things (IoT) botnets. These newest additions to the Radware DefensePro line provide automated protection from fast moving, high volume, encrypted or very short duration threats, including: IoT-based attacks like Mirai, as well as Pulse, Burst, DNS, TLS/SSL attacks, and those attacks associated with Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) and Ransom Denial of Service (RDoS) techniques.

"By 2020, Gartner predicts we will see 26 billion connected devices. That is hundreds of thousands of new, vulnerable devices coming online every day increasing the threat surface in a way beyond comprehension," said Carl Herberger, Vice President of Security Solutions at Radware. "The massive Mirai attack in October 2016 crippled internet infrastructure and services, and IoT Botnets have been rumored to be involved in nearly every major DDoS attack since. Moreover, the future portends exponentially larger and more destructive threats. It is critical that companies protect their networks and assets as the IoT landscape expands."

FREMONT, Calif., Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Connected Smart TV platforms and Smart home IoT, and Make:, leader of the Maker movement and producer of the popular Maker Faire events, today announces a smart home Z-Wave app design contest for Makers and Developers.

Sigma Designs launches the Z-Wave Smart Home Maker Challenge today in cooperation with Make: and in unison with the flag-ship World Maker Faire that takes place in New York City September 23-24th. The smart home design competition will be hosted on the all-new Maker Share community platform where participants will have the opportunity to submit their idea for a smart home application that would turn their dream smart home experience into reality. Finalists from the idea round will receive a free Raspberry Pi equipped with the Z-Wave Developers Kit (a $130 USD Value) and their choice of one Z-Wave Certified device supplied by secondary sponsor Zwaveproducts.com to build their application and submit it for judging.