As Authorized Public Sector Partner, Tripwire Offers Cybersecurity Solutions on AWS Marketplace
Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced that it has joined the Public Sector Partner Program for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As an Authorized Public Sector Partner, Tripwire now provides cybersecurity solutions, starting with Tripwire® IP360, via scalable, flexible and cost-effective cloud-based infrastructure to organizations in the public sector community on the AWS Marketplace. Tripwire announced its status as an Advanced Technology Partner of the AWS Partner Network (APN) last month.
“Joining the AWS Public Sector Partner Program demonstrates Tripwire’s deepening commitment to helping public sector customers get cybersecurity programs up and running quickly and easily through SaaS-delivered solutions,” said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. “Starting with the ability to address vulnerabilities, which continue to be the leading cause of data breaches, we’re making critical security controls easily available through cloud-based delivery.”
Tripwire IP360 is an enterprise-class vulnerability and risk management solution that enables cost-effective reduction of cyberthreat risk by focusing remediation efforts on the highest risks and most critical assets. The solution is built upon a scalable architecture that delivers risk-based vulnerability assessment across modern hybrid infrastructure – including data centers, private clouds and public clouds – with support for container environments and DevOps toolchains.
The Authorized Public Sector Partner status signifies that Tripwire continues to strengthen its AWS practice and holds in-house AWS-certified technical expertise. Hosting Tripwire solutions on the AWS platform speeds the delivery and implementation of cybersecurity solutions for public sector Marketplace customers.
Tripwire is the trusted leader for establishing a strong cybersecurity foundation. Partnering with Fortune 500 enterprises, industrial organizations and government agencies, Tripwire protects the integrity of mission-critical systems spanning physical, virtual, cloud and DevOps environments. Tripwire’s award-winning portfolio delivers top critical security controls, including asset discovery, secure configuration management, vulnerability management and log management. As the pioneers of file integrity monitoring (FIM), Tripwire’s expertise is built on a 20+ year history of innovation helping organizations discover, minimize and monitor their attack surfaces.
Continuum was on display at the BTA Gateway to Success conference held in Austin TX June 13 – 14.
John Schweizer, Continuum’s first VP of Office Technology was on hand, meeting with dealers and networking with the nearly 100 attendees and vendors at the event.
As managed services continues to be a path imaging dealers are walking down, companies like Continuum will become more critical to them than ever. Face it; selling security works. That’s why HP is spending millions on The Wolf videos telling customers how vulnerable they are. Continuum can help you cash in on that customer need.
According to the Continuum website:
Continuum is transforming the way IT and cybersecurity are delivered to small businesses. We believe technology should empower business growth, not bottleneck it—and we’re 100% committed to helping MSPs and their customers take on whatever lies ahead.
Whether you’re an established IT shop, a technology vendor or a working professional, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish together.
It’s Amazing at ITMA: Innovation Trendsetting with the Game-Changing, 90-Meter/Minute EFI Reggiani BOLT Single-Pass Digital Printer and Complete Portfolio of Advanced Textile Solutions
New ultra-high-speed printer featured alongside expanded ink offerings, high-end Fiery DFE workflow, indigo dyeing and finishing solutions, and state-of-the-art Optitex and Fiery DesignPro design solutions
FREMONT, California — June 20, 2019 — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) is showcasing the advanced, leading-edge technologies that make EFI Reggiani a textile innovator at ITMA 2019, 20-26 June in Barcelona, including the game-changing EFI Reggiani BOLT single-pass inkjet printer – the first digital textile solution capable of high-quality output at record production speeds of up to 90 linear meters (295 linear feet) per minute.
Leading innovation in digital textile
EFI is presenting one of the most important showcases of new digital textile printing technology in the industry, emphasizing leading-edge innovations that make EFI customers successful in the global textile industry. The EFI exhibit in Hall 3, Booth B204 at ITMA also features:
the EFI Reggiani COLORS printer, a high-quality, highly productive solution that prints with up to 12 colors and offers unmatched printing quality and uniformity with an extended color gamut, superior color depth and increased penetration into fabric;
EFI Mezzera indigo dyeing and finishing technology that reduces chemical usage by up to 40% compared with other dyeing technologies and ensures deeper shades and superior fastness;
New EFI Reggiani FUOCO water-based acid inks, specifically designed to deliver amazing prints for highly demanding textile applications and incomparable color depth and vibrancy;
a new EFI Fiery® BT-1000 digital front end (DFE), that streams jobs directly to the Reggiani BOLT printer at engine-rated speed for top-quality print results and increased profitability;
the newly launched version of EFI Optitex® 2D/3D textile CAD software offering streamlined Print & Cut workflow integration with Reggiani printers for up to 15% greater efficiency in textile usage;
Fiery DesignPro, a suite of Adobe® Creative Cloud® plug-ins that streamline design of textile repeats, colorways, wovens and knits, plus communicate color consistently from design to production.
ITMA attendees will see how they can do more, and drive new success, using a renewed product range of EFI Reggiani printers to accompany them through their digital journey, from small scale to mass production. The EFI Reggiani portfolio of textile solutions includes a complete, integrated design, color management and pre- and post-treatment solution offering unmatched by any other digital technology supplier in the industry. Plus, users also benefit from one of the industry’s broadest lineups of high-end, superior-quality textile inks, including reactive inks from EFI’s recent acquisition of BDR Boya Kimya, along with EFI Reggiani AQUA reactive, IRIS dye-sublimation, ARIA direct disperse and TERRA pigment inks.
As print technology analyst company Keypoint Intelligence recently noted in a report, EFI, with its expansive portfolio, “is positioning itself as a one-stop-shop for industrial textile needs, addressing not only the fundamentals of the business with equipment supplies and service but also demonstrating a vision for an evolving supply chain.”
Transformational technology for the industry’s digital migration
The new, 1.8-meter (71-inch) wide Reggiani BOLT printer at ITMA is designed to give textile manufacturers high uptime and reliability, high performance throughout and unparalleled printing uniformity and accuracy, in addition to superior printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. Thanks to its cutting-edge printhead concept and high-performance ink delivery system, the Reggiani BOLT reaches a record throughput speed of 90 meters/minute at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. It features high-end imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picoliters, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address their full range of design needs.
A robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation, the Reggiani BOLT printer offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that delivers more-uniform, high-quality printing with superior uptime. Users can reduce the cost per meter of digitally printed textiles with the Reggiani BOLT while creating a broader range of designs quickly and efficiently. The printer also has another remarkable advantage in its ability to include one or more analog printing stations as an option, integrated into the digital printer for special effects.
The Fiery BT-1000 DFE is a professional color management and RIP solution that enables efficient job management and streams jobs directly to the Reggiani BOLT printer in real time. It is purpose-built to deliver fine detail, smooth gradations, clean solid colors, deep blacks, and high saturation. Superior screening and fine dithering algorithms provide high-quality print results.
Time-to-market miracles: design and sampling solutions
EFI’s stand at ITMA features one of the industry’s most-advanced workflows for design through production. The newest-version EFI Optitex software featured in the EFI exhibit addresses retailers’ and brands’ urgent need to bring new products to market faster. The new release delivers true-to-life fabric simulations, enabling custom views of designs for consistent and adaptable 3D sample displays, minimizing the need for physical samples and costly photo shoots across the design and production workflow. A new EFI Optitex Print & Cut feature enables complete garment printing on a single roll, creating significant savings in fabric roll inventory, with typically 15%-40% greater efficiency compared to traditional methods. Fashion and apparel manufacturers also benefit from an improved nesting algorithm in the software that increases fabric utilization.
The Fiery DesignPro textile design software tools EFI is showing at ITMA work seamlessly with Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator® in Mac® or Microsoft® Windows® environments. This set of powerful textile and fashion design plug-ins are efficient to use, fast to learn, and make it easy to switch between DesignPro and native Photoshop or Illustrator software during the design process. The plug-ins significantly reduce the time and effort needed to create repeat patterns, colorways, separations, weaves, knits, or garment sketches. Plus, Fiery DesignPro gives designers the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate colors and seasonal palettes through the entire design team, all the way to production.
EFI is also announcing a new EFI Reggiani BOLT Capsule proofing printer model, designed to perfectly match Reggiani BOLT print results to let users preview them before moving to production. This high-end scanning/multi-pass printer delivers high coverage and uniform printing with highly accurate fabric feeding. It features the same special, high-quality, highly reliable inkjet heads as the Reggiani BOLT model, with an efficient, innovative recirculation feature to ensure that it stays ready to print without extensive preventive maintenance.
Greater sustainability in denim production
The EFI Mezzera DENIM system at ITMA – the latest innovation in the renowned Mezzera line of low-impact indigo dyeing and finishing solutions – uses patented Nitrogen Indigo technology. Key advantages include:
an up to 35-40% reduction in chemical usage compared to other dyeing technologies;
up to 6.5% higher indigo intensity compared to other dyeing technologies;
deeper sulphur dyeing shades with no steaming;
a smaller machinery footprint.
“We are very excited about our ITMA exhibit, especially to be showing the Reggiani BOLT to the general public for the first time along with our unmatched portfolio for advanced, efficient, high-quality digital textile production,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “This innovative single-pass printer will be printing live at the show, and visitors will be more than pleased with how it creates a new path for the future with digital production. EFI is a true partner to our customers in this transformation as the only provider with a complete offering of advanced printers, inks, pre- and post-treatment technologies and integrated design and workflow solutions.”
The EFI ecosystem of textile technologies at ITMA leverages EFI Reggiani’s 70+ years as a leader in textile industry innovation with digital and conventional processes. EFI Reggiani products, along with some of the industry’s most advanced pre-treatment, post-treatment and software innovations, simplify the transition from conventional to digital production to give customers new profit and growth opportunities. To learn more about of EFI’s products and services for the textile and apparel industries, visit www.efi.com.
EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)
By Andy Slawetsky – BTA held their Gateway to Success conference in Austin TX June 13 – 14 and I had the pleasure of attending.
The meeting was held at the new Fairmont, a nice venue and a perfect location for the event, being within walking distance to some fun bars and restaurants.
After a few announcements and introductions to kick things off, we opened with a speaker who talked to us about leadership and creating a work environment that employees won’t want to leave. It was a good topic for a room full of business owners and senior executives.
Between speakers, the nearly 100 attendees had the opportunity to walk around the outside area of the ballroom visiting the 30+ event sponsors. I love this format where we don’t have to go to a separate areas or locations to meet with the vendors; it’s all right there.
There were plenty of great companies on that floor, including Continuum who had a nice booth. And, I finally got to spend some time with VP John Schweizer, who was at the event looking to meet dealers that are moving into or are already in the MSP arena.
NEXERA, formerly BEI was there as well and Bud Karakey was on the floor chatting with dealers about their data-driven solutions and benchmarking programs.
A couple booths down was ESP were Georgann Gelsi was showcasing their power protection technology and how it increases dealer service margins.
Epson had a booth as well, talking to dealers about their A3 inkjet, scanners and other hardware and solutions. Epson has a lot to offer dealers and they’re making a strong push into this channel.
Panasonic and Cranel were at another booth, discussing their strong scanning and capture solutions. Cranel offers a host of products that tie-in nicely to Panasonic’s scanners.
BTA had other really interesting presenters including a panel on Managed Print Services (MPS) by Clover’s Sarah Henderson where John Dodge of Advanced Business Systems, Don Duvall of Impact Networking and Kevin Morris of OneDOC discussed their very different approaches to selling in this ever-changing market.
Earlier in the event, John Hey spoke about acquisitions and buying/selling. With the current landscape in our industry, this was more relevant than ever and John’s perspective after buying his dad’s company, building it up, selling to IKON, etc. is fascinating.
Dealer Chip Miceli of Pulse Technology, fresh off their name change from DPOE presented the second day. talking to attendees about the importance of re-branding, especially when acquiring other companies and integrating them into your own company.
After my session on Whats’ Happenin’ in the Industry, Jamie Bsales from Keypoint Intelligence talked about security and IoT, followed by Luis Gonzalez, founder of SalesScoreKeeper, an automated commission system. I enjoyed all of the speakers and the panel that I sat through. They were what makes these meetings so worthwhile.
Beyond the sponsors there were plenty of other industry people there, like BTA general counsel Bob “The Judge” Goldberg, Mark Grice of IBPI, Adam Rosenthal of All Covered and many others. BTA events are an excellent place to come see “everyone.”
I always enjoy these BTA conferences. There are so many great dealers at the shows and some attendees have become almost as much of a fixture at these events than Executive Director Brent Hoskins, who pretty much brought BTA back from the abyss when the industry changed years ago and the big shows went away. Luckily, BTA is as relevant today as ever, helping dealers through their educational programs, ongoing regional conferences and free legal help* (*talk to Brent for details).
I appreciate the opportunity to present to this crowd and for being included in such a nice event. It was great seeing so many old friends and making a few new ones. See you all at the next one!
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BRAMPTON, Ontario, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IT Weapons announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IT Weapons to its 2019 Solution Provider 500 list. This annual list ranks the largest North American IT channel partner organizations by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is the industry standard for recognizing the highest performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants. It is the industry’s predominant channel partner list, serving as a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with top solution providers.
IT Weapons, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta Canada, is a Canadian leader in secure cloud solutions and managed IT services. As a strategic business partner for organizations all over Canada, IT Weapons strives to support businesses through consistent, reliable, accurate, and responsive service.
“Peer recognition is something we truly value,” said Ted Garner, President of IT Weapons. “We aim to provide a high level of client experience across the board, and this award shows that we are doing something right.”
“The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to the solution provider organizations leading the way in digital transformation and the latest technology services.”
The complete 2019 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.CRN.com/SP500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.
About IT Weapons
IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta, is a Canadian leader in secure cloud solutions and managed IT services. Trust IT Weapons to help you simplify technology and transform your business with premier security and compliance, and award-winning client experience. For more information, please visit www.itweapons.com and follow us on social media for technology news and updates. Twitter @ITWeapons, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future ( www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta’s IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for 12 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn,YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA).
Innovative new offerings combine cell differentiation induction and bioprinting technologies to improve efficiency of drug discovery process
TOKYO, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh Company, Ltd., (Tokyo, Japan) today announced it has entered into a strategic business partnership with Elixirgen Scientific, Inc., (Baltimore, Maryland, USA), to develop innovative biomedical products and services that support drug discovery based on cell differentiation*1 technology.
Ricoh USA, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Ricoh USA, Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/Ricoh)
Ricoh and Elixirgen Scientific plan to grow this biomedical business into a 20-billion-yen ($1.86 billion) business by 2025.
Together the two companies will support drug discovery through the manufacture and delivery of cells differentiated from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells*2, cell chips*3 seeded with precisely differentiated cells, and evaluation services for drug responses. As part of the agreement, Ricoh will acquire a 34.5 percent stake in Elixirgen Scientific and launch a biomedical business in North America this year.
Elixirgen Scientific owns Quick-Tissue technology*4 that can induce iPS cells and embryonic stem cells*5 to various types of cells directly, and this technology achieves highly efficient and homogeneous cell differentiation within just 10 days. It is expected that disease specific iPS cells, which means iPS cells derived from patients with that disease, can be used as a disease model for drug screening. As differentiated cells manufactured in this process have functions close to mature cells*6, those cells show phenotypes specific to that disease very well. Ricoh’s bioprinting technology enables precise control of the number and placement of cells using its inkjet head technology, which has been perfected over the last 40 years.
Nobuhiro Gemma, Fellow, General Manager of HealthCare Business Group, Ricoh Company, Ltd., stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Elixirgen Scientific on this new biomedical development initiative. By combining the technologies from our two companies, it will be possible to produce disease-specific cell chips derived from multiple iPS cell lines, for example. These cell chips can evaluate the diversity of human responses of chemicals at one time in terms of efficacy and toxicity before moving to the clinical trial stage. In the process of drug discovery, this method using the cell chips will greatly improve the entire drug development process because human diversity is considered in the earliest stage.”
Ricoh entered the healthcare market with software and services 12 years ago in order to help address issues arising from an aging society, combined with a corresponding reduction in healthcare expenditure, among other operational efficiencies. Ricoh is focused on addressing social challenges, such as those relating to the disparity in the level of healthcare available in different parts of the world. In the area of healthcare, Ricoh focuses on three disciplines: healthcare solutions, medical imaging, and biomedical.
“Ricoh has an established healthcare business with solutions such as its RICOH Regional Health Net; and in the medical imaging area, with its magnetoencephalography solution. We have also been developing technologies such as 3D Bioprinter and reference DNA plates, and with today’s announcement, this agreement establishes Ricoh firmly as a player in the biomedical field,” added Nobuhiro Gemma.
About Ricoh Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2019, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,013 billion yen (approx. 18.1 billion USD). For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com.
About Elixirgen Elixirgen is a biotech company specializing in stem cell technology located at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In the stem cell industry, the length of time of differentiation from iPS/ES cells to specific cells together with low efficiency are factors that effect cost. Elixirgen Scientific has succeeded in commercializing technology that can shorten the speed of differentiation induction to approximately one week.
*1 Differentiation: The process in which a cell becomes specialized in order to perform a specific function, as in case of a liver cell, a blood cell or a neuron.
*2 Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell: Cell with pluripotency that can introduce several kinds of genes into somatic cells and can differentiate into many cells like ES cells, and has self-replication ability that can be maintained even after division and proliferation.
*3 Cell-chip: Living cells in a well, which is used for drug safety and efficacy testing before any testing on humans or animals.
*4 Quick-Tissue Technology: A revolutionary new technology to generate human cells, tissues, and organs using potent cocktails of transcription factors. These cocktails transform cells into high-quality tissues in a scalable, speedy manner. Excellent transcription are using two different ways: synthetic mRNAs or Sendai virus vectors.
*5 Embryonic stem cell: Pluripotent cell that is produced by obtaining and culturing a part of blastocyst stage embryos with slightly advanced development from fertilized eggs of animals.
*6 Mature cell: Cell that has completed natural growth or development.