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Hosted Unified Communications in Latin America to Experience a Tenfold Increase by 2020, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— The small and medium business, large enterprises and government segments will boost market revenues

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Latin America (LATAM) hosted Internet protocol (IP) telephony and integrated unified communications and collaboration (UCC) applications market remains on a rapid growth trajectory. Customers are increasingly realizing that the hosted model and operational-expenditure (OPEX) modality enhance flexibility, enable easy scalability and expansion. With hosted solutions, enterprises can also constantly update their complex communication systems with state-of-the-art technology and without further financial burden. Hosted IP telephony and integrated UCC application vendors need to promote these advantages to customers and forge stronger channel partnerships to thrive in the Latin American market.

Sebastian Menutti, ICT Industry Analyst - Latin America, Frost & Sullivan
Sebastian Menutti, ICT Industry Analyst – Latin America, Frost & Sullivan

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Latin American Hosted IP Telephony and Integrated UCC Applications Market, finds that the market registered revenues of $80.7 million in 2013 and estimates this to expand tenfold in the coming years, reaching $839.4 million in 2020.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://corpcom.frost.com/forms/LA_PR_FValente_NE75-64_080ct14.

“As almost no initial investment is required to deploy hosted, pay-as-you-go communications solutions, barriers to adoption among small and medium businesses are low,” said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Industry Analyst Sebastian Menutti. “Thus, hosted IP telephony and integrated UCC applications will gain traction in this segment, in addition to the large distributed enterprise and government segments.”

Already, end users across application segments can choose from a wide range of hosted solutions, including video, mobility and multiple-devices access. Even so, Latin American service providers are developing more solid hosted communications solutions.

As some vendors in Latin America have not yet introduced their full-fledged hosted communications portfolio, a larger number of platforms are anticipated to be available in the next 12 to 18 months. While this will broaden the options available for regional customers, it will also boost competitive pressures. Consequently, prices of hosted communications solutions will drop. This will reduce market participants’ profitability but drive adoption rates.

The longer-than-average renewal period of communications infrastructure in Latin America is also checking the pace of market development. Additionally, concerns on the security of hosted communications solutions among some end users hinder sales.

Mexico currently shows the most mature competitive environment in the region, while very strong growth is expected for Colombia and Brazil in 2014,” noted Menutti. “The most attractive market segments in terms of demand are and will remain mobile client, video conferencing and IP telephony.”

Analysis of the Latin American Hosted IP Telephony and Integrated UCC Applications Market is part of the Conferencing & Collaboration Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Latin American Conferencing Services Market, Latin America Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions Market, and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) in the Cloud in Latin America. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Introducing the World’s First Online FPSO Community

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The FPSO World Congress 2014 sees the launch of the FPSO Network – the World’s First International Resource Centre for Industry Professionals.

Until recently, such an online forum did not exist. To continue to connect FPSO professionals and ultimately move discussions forward for the industry, IQPC is pleased to launch its brand-new FPSO Network in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the FPSO World Congress.

The FPSO Network will be an online portal for the FPSO professional, delivering the latest, insightful and unbiased information pertaining to the entire FPSO value chain. Categorised into major segments including market outlook, FEED, EPCI, operations, safety and asset integrity, financing, or legal and regulatory issues, the FPSO Network will provide members access to news articles, interviews, webinars, videos, white papers, and press releases.

“FPSOs are an increasingly important solution in global oil production, yet since the launch of FPSO World Congress more than 15 years ago there hasn’t been a single independent online resource that delivers industry news and other timely information to the global FPSO community,” said Rani Kuppusamy, Marketing Director, FPSO Network.

“Information is just one part of the service. Not only does the FPSO Network allow industry professionals to take part in a whole host of discussions – be they relating to contracts, financing, procurement and so forth – the portal enables visitors to meet other like-minded professionals.”

Through a range of media options, the FPSO Network also provides industry players the opportunity to position themselves, share their opinions and collaborate with their counterparts. The portal offers professionals the opportunity to submit an article, blog post or white paper, subject to approval by the FPSO Network Editor, as well as allowing industry vendors to advertise their services. For more information about the FPSO Network, simply visitwww.fpsonetwork.com.

For more information please contact

Rani Kuppusamy
Marketing Director
FPSO Network
+65 6722 9399
www.fpsonetwork.com
E  rani.kuppusamy@fpsonetwork.com

Source: IQPC Worldwide

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October 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

JDA Software Wins Kmart Project Award

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-Leading retailer recognizes allocation software for on-time delivery

SINGAPORE, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JDA Software today announced that it was awarded the Kmart 2014 Projects and Innovation Award for its JDA® Allocation implementation.

Kmart is one of Australia’s largest retailers with 191 stores across the country. Annually, Kmart rewards excellence across three categories — support, productivity, projects and innovation.  JDA received the award as a result of the excellent role that their project team played in the successful implementation.

Kmart has been using JDA Software to manage allocation for its 73 departments since early 2013. “JDA Software’s allocation solution was easy to implement and our teams immediately realised that it provided a better way for them to allocate,” said David Keil, general manager, information technology, Kmart. “The new allocation software is helping us to focus on the processes and execution we need to support our long-term growth strategy.”

“JDA is honored to receive this award for project implementation from Kmart,” said Patrick Viney, senior director, retail industry, JDA Software. “Our experience with our retail customers around the world demonstrates that the allocation process is a very important step for retailers with seasonal merchandise to be able to optimize and provide a fast ROI with low risk. Being recognized by one of our customers is a tremendous validation for our solutions and motivates us to continue providing the high level of solutions and services our customers have come to expect from JDA.”

Kmart has also recently purchased the JDA® Enterprise Planning solution, with implementation planned for mid-2015.

Tweet This:  @JDASoftware recognized as 2014 Projects and Innovation Award winner by    @Kmart_Australia

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions. JDA’s innovative solutions and unmatched industry expertise help companies streamline their supply chain, optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels, and deliver increased profits. As a result, JDA’s solutions have become the industry standard for more than 4,000 of the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit jda.com or email info@jda.com.

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October 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

NetComm Wireless Signs M2M Distribution Agreement with Wyless

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SYDNEY, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) and Wyless, the leading provider of global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless connectivity solutions and managed services, today announced a strategic distribution agreement that will expand NetComm Wireless’ footprint in the Americas andEurope through the delivery of cellular M2M devices to Wyless’ enterprise, mobile network operator and channel customers.

The new partnership introduces NetComm Wireless’ open platform M2M devices to the global M2M market as part of Wyless’ unique end-to-end-service offering. Developed to overcome global deployment challenges by enabling specialised M2M applications across diverse markets, NetComm Wireless’ M2M products complement the interoperable, multi-layer business model adopted by Wyless.

“Wyless offers complete solutions that encompass the capabilities of leading partners across the M2M value chain and we are pleased to collaborate with NetComm Wireless to provide customers with scalable custom solutions that simplify M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in line with our company vision which is to offer a smarter approach to the challenges of M2M and IoT,” said Shelby Noakes, VP of Product Marketing, Wyless.

“This partnership strengthens our global position as Wyless continues to gain a significant share of the M2M market. We look forward to working with Wyless to build value for customers through the delivery of highly adaptable M2M devices that offer universal connectivity to enterprise applications, remote healthcare, smart meters, ATMs and other remote management applications,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

About NetComm Wireless Limited

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Middle Eastand Japan. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com

About Wyless

Wyless, the leading complete end-to-end managed services provider simplifies the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications across the globe. We offer our enterprise, mobile operator, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and channel partners the freedom to build and choose a custom solution specific to their needs and requirements. From the core to the cloud, our products and services enable and empower our customers to achieve their goals and remain on the cutting-edge of this rapidly growing industry. For more information please visit: www.wyless.com

 

Source: NetComm Wireless Limited

Related stocks: Australia:NTC

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October 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

RS Components Enters Agreement with Adapteva to Deliver One of the World’s Most Energy-Efficient Open-Source Computing Platforms to Customers Globally

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-Innovative Parallella board provides powerful, high-performance embedded computing capability in a compact, affordable, energy-efficient package

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has signed a significant distribution agreement with Adapteva, producer of the innovative Epiphany multicore coprocessor and developer of the popular Parallella-16 board.

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RS262 – Parallella board

 

The partnership will bring the Parallella board directly to customers in Europe and Asia, which comprise almost 50% of the Parallella community, and will enable quicker, easier access to this energy-efficient technology.

Parallella was introduced to the industry through a highly successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign with the objective of democratising access to supercomputing. The open-source project now has thousands of users around the globe in one of the industry’s most active programming communities. The open-source single board computer includes the Epiphany III 16 core co-processor on the board alongside the Xilinx Zynq Z7000 dual core ARM processor. The credit card sized device can be used as a development platform, embedded engine, teaching platform or research tool and is easily scalable by clustering boards to create a mini-supercomputer for advanced parallel computing applications.

“As a leading electronics distributor, RS has the experience and reach to provide wider access to the Parallella board around the globe,” said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. “We are energised by the initial success of Adapteva and are committed to help expand the success to a much broader range of users via our worldwide network.”

“Adapteva is changing the way that people do computing as traditional approaches are nearing the end of their power efficiency,” said Andrea Olofsson, CEO and Founder of Adapteva. “Parallella puts new capabilities in the hands of the novice and the expert. We are making parallel programming an everyday, low cost, accessible technology.”

The Parallella board is available in three models and can be purchased from RS for same-day despatch from the company’s global distribution centres.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

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Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

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Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

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September 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Frost & Sullivan Honours Cyan Technology for Developing a Smart Metering Technology for the Power Sector in Emerging Economies

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— Cyan’s strategy of partnering with local smart metering vendors is a highly effective method of commercialising its technology in emerging markets

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the smart metering market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cyan Technology (“Cyan”) with the 2014 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Cyan collaborates with utilities, system integrators and meter manufacturers across the globe to develop cost-effective smart metering technologies that will aid energy providers and consumers alike. Its smart metering technology provides a feasible upgrade from automated meter reading (“AMR”), offering benefits such as collection of data through radio from walk-by devices, to full-scale advanced metering infrastructure (“AMI”).

CyLec®, the standards-based smart metering solution developed by Cyan, is a highly efficient communication and control platform. The system enables secure two-way communication with significant range and penetration, and is equipped with data concentrator units with embedded software for the remote management and control of multiple meters.

CyLec® helps the utility to read each and every meter, ensuring the timely dispatch of bills, which translates to cost savings. CyLec® also aids timely fault detection and prevention, and allows utilities to disconnect meters from remote locations in cases of theft. Additionally, CyLec® facilitates the shifting of loads between industrial and domestic consumers during peak hours with the help of tools such as real-time Time of Use tariffs and incentives.

“CyLec® has already demonstrated its practicality in India and Brazil, and has proven to be compatible with the existing static meters in these countries,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Avimanyu Basu. “The retrofitting is achieved with the help of a compact retrofit module that connects with the existing communications interface on the meter.”

In countries such as India, 25 percent to 30 percent of the generated power is lost during transmission and distribution, so optimizing the system by reducing losses can provide a significant boost to the economy. It will also allow utility companies to invest in the improvement of infrastructure, which will bring the outlying areas that are without service into the grid network. The company envisions that in the next five years, smart grid technology will help to address aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses and completely eliminate load shedding.

Cyan is part of a consortium that provides the manufacturing and supply of 5,000 retrofit modules to Essel Utilities in India, each containing Cyan’s CyLec® 865MHz RF device. Along with this, Cyan offers additional software and hardware support such as Data Concentrator Units, custom antennas, CyLec® Head End Server software licenses and onsite software implementation services. A similar consortium, led by Larsen & Toubro, has also been selected by Tata Power for the deployment of a Cyan based smart metering solution to 5,000 homes inMumbai. These programmes will give significant impetus to the goal of deploying 130 million smart meters acrossIndia by 2021.

In the meter manufacturer market in various emerging economies, systems with incongruent communication protocols are not appropriate for data transmission through a wireless network. In this scenario, Cyan’s smart metering technology is a welcome tool. It supports interoperability by enabling meters from various manufacturers and suppliers to be integrated into an ‘open system’. The Open Meter Protocol can be customized to the requirements of the local utilities and support real-time monitoring through wireless mesh networks.

“The company has directed its efforts toward providing solutions in the most cost-effective way, with the help of effectual demand forecasting, demand-side management and accurate billing,” noted Basu. “Cyan’s efforts will go a long way in helping end users accrue cost savings through its meter retrofit solution, and utilities reduce AT&C losses.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of the new products and applications. The award lauds the high R&D spend towards innovation, its relevance to the industry and the positive impact on brand perception.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Cyan
Cyan is an integrated system design company based in Cambridge, UK. It provides a communication platform that enables the measurement and control of energy consumption for the metering and lighting markets, helping to reduce energy losses. Cyan’s wireless mesh networking platform offers ‘last mile’ connectivity between millions of devices and enterprise software, supporting bilateral communications with the end customer. For more information, please visit www.cyantechnology.com.

About CyLec®

CyLec is a complete control and communication network for electricity metering. CyLec uses wireless technology to enable the collection and delivery of data from and to a meter, such as energy profiles, instant readings and the sending of tariff updates. Priority data can also be sent back to the utilities such as information regarding tampering enabling the utility to take action immediately.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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August 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

How Solution Providers Can Capture the North American Terminal Automation Market

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— Integrated solutions and data management offer most valuable advantages to end-users

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — An increase in oil and gas (O&G) production in North America is expected to spur investments in new terminal infrastructure and further enforce modernization and retrofit additions in existing chemical terminals. While the rise in brownfield projects will allow for more diversified product portfolios for terminal automation, including field devices, controllers and software, the development of greenfield terminals will boost demand for custom terminal automation systems that streamline operational activities, custody transfers and inventory management. However, the North American terminal automation market is likely to witness a slow compound annual growth of 5.5 percent from 2013-2020 as capital expenditure for automation is lower than for upstream exploration and downstream refinery operations.

Integrated solutions and data management offer most valuable advantages to end-users.
Integrated solutions and data management offer most valuable advantages to end-users.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the North American Terminal Automation Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $110.5 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $160.4 million in 2020. The study covers solutions used to automate terminal operations in the O&G, industrial (chemical and petrochemical) and biofuel industries.

For complimentary access to more information to this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1kmKbk7.

Compared to other components in the O&G and chemical value chain, growth of automation in terminals lags behind as customers do not have a clear-cut business case to justify return on investment. A key area that solution providers can potentially target is data management for business applications, as otherwise, maintaining a local server at terminals incurs high costs.

“The advent of cloud-based technologies provides end users a cost-effective way to monitor business applications such as certification, transaction management and loading operations while still using an on-premise model for mission critical applications,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation and Process Control Senior Research Analyst Rahul Vijayaraghavan. “Therefore, the software and services market is expected to offer greater opportunities than the commoditized hardware segment as end users look to outsource their in-house engineering capabilities.”

To keep pace with this trend, solution providers are improving after-sales support and adding new rail and pipeline management tools to its existing software platforms. Custom-specific applications for varying terminal requirements are also making inroads in the market.

In addition, the integration of rail loading and unloading operations at the terminal, which includes utilizing various components such as real-time locating systems, global positioning satellites, ocular character recognition, and radio frequency identification, will become a standard in terminal automation systems.

“The North American terminal automation market is moving toward integrated packaged solutions that cater to application-specific requirements of terminal end users,” noted Vijayaraghavan. “Centralized control and operations of all activity inside the terminal will improve efficiency and further strengthen the grounds for automation uptake in North American terminals.”

Analysis of the North American Terminal Automation Market is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Analysis of Global Automation and Control Systems (ACS) Market in the Upstream Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry, Automation Opportunities in the United States for the Upstream Tight Oil Market, Changing Tides in Offshore Oil and Gas Production: Subsea Automation Opportunities at the Ocean Floor, Automation Modernization Opportunities in the US Refinery Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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August 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Frost & Sullivan: Greater Emphasis on Automation in Automotive Industry to Drive Investments for Dimensional Metrology Equipment

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— Powertrain and body-in-white applications fuel demand for inline metrology solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California/PRNewswire/ — Rapid automation of automotive manufacturing plants is one of the key factors driving the demand for inline metrology solutions in the automotive industry. Several powertrain and body-in-white manufacturers will replace traditional, manual measurement solutions – such as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) – with inline metrology solutions. Moving forward, as companies strive to gain a competitive edge by robotizing their manufacturing plants, end-to-end automated inline metrology will be a key solution demanded by leading automotive manufacturers.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Dimensional Metrology Market in the Automotive Industry, finds that the market earned revenue of $949.2 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach approximately $1,225.1 million in 2018.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1pCjwiC.

The fluctuating global economy coupled with an increase in gas prices continues to have an adverse impact on the automotive industry worldwide. Emerging economies, in particular, have had volatile market conditions that have created concerns for companies in the automotive supply chain. This, in turn, has impacted investments toward dimensional metrology equipment in these geographical areas.

“Fluctuating growth rates in the automotive industry also reduce investment by end users in developed countries,” said Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement and Instrumentation Senior Research Analyst Aravind Govindan. “For example, auto sales in Germany continued to fall by around 4.1 percent in 2013; the pace of decline is gradually slowing, though lack of cheap credit facilities for automotive buyers hinders sales.”

Medium- and small-sized dimensional metrology manufacturers even reduced the cost of their equipment in order to overcome this challenge and boost sales, particularly in Asia-Pacific. While helping them stay competitive, it also had an adverse impact on profit margins and impacted growth of the overall dimensional metrology market.

With growing interest in concepts such as “Industry 4.0,” smart factories and zero defects, the trend toward automation is undeniable and continues to gain momentum. The inline metrology segment in the automotive industry is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2 percent until 2018. Dimensional metrology manufacturers will need to adapt its product development strategies to keep pace with the requirements of its automotive customers.

Analysis of the Dimensional Metrology Market in the Automotive Industry covers technology such as CMMs, optical digitizer and scanners, vision measuring machine, measurement gages and inline metrology. This research study is a part of the Measurement & Instrumentation (http://www.testandmeasurement.frost.com) Growth Partnership Services program, which provides global Mega Trends, information on emerging markets and the latest technology innovations, market, economic, customer, competitive, and best practices research. This CEO 360 degree perspective will enable your company to effectively plan your strategies for growth. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

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Analysis of the Dimensional Metrology Market in the Automotive Industry

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Contact:
Ariel Brown
Corporate Communications – North America
P: +1-210-247-2481
E: Ariel.Brown@frost.com

Twitter: @Frost_Sullivan
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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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August 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

Shiv Nadar Receives the AIMA Corporate Citizen Award 2014

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NEW DELHI /PRNewswire/ —

– Recognized for his philanthropic endeavours in leadership development in India

The All India Management Association, an apex body of professional management in India set up in 1957, awarded the AIMA Corporate Citizen Award 2014 to Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation, for his unparalleled efforts in philanthropy.

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Accepting the award, Shiv Nadar said, “This is a great honor and I thank AIMA for this recognition. Education is a key determinant of development while inclusive education goes a step further to enable the progress and regeneration of communities. The Shiv Nadar Foundation would continue to harness the power of inclusive education to bridge the urban-rural divide and drive exponential social transformation in India by creating leaders from every socio-economic segment.”

Speaking on the occasion, Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the Jury, AIMA Managing India Awards 2014 & Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group said, “I congratulate Shiv Nadar for the award and for his truly exemplary work in institution building and education. His vision is an inspiration and worthy of emulation and admiration. Under his guidance, HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation have established high benchmarks with regards to best business practices and inclusive leadership development.”

Shiv Nadar, acknowledged as visionary in modern computing and technology in India, founded HCL in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups. Currently, HCL comprises three companies in IndiaHCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems and HCL Healthcare with annual revenues of US$ 6.5 billion and over 95,000 professionals from diverse nationalities operating across 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India.

In 1994, he established the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. A significant driver of social change and transformational education, the Foundation has set up landmark institutions in India spanning the entire education spectrum, from universities and colleges to K-12 schools. These include the SSN Institutions,India’s top ranked engineering college; the Shiv Nadar University, a multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation and Vidya Gyan, a radical experiment in leadership development through free residential education to meritorious rural poor children. The Foundation has invested Rs 2,946 crore till March 2014 as per audited accounts, and is on course to spend Rs 3000 crore committed in 2013 over the next 5 years.

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August 8, 2014 at 11:07 am

Intralinks Survey Shows Deal Valuation Is Biggest Challenge in APAC M&A

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Results combine with Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator to provide unique insight into global M&A

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — A new survey from Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) has confirmed that APAC M&A professionals feel asset valuation will be the greatest pain point on successfully completing deals over the coming 12 months.

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Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator

The results were published as part of the Intralinks Global Sentiment Survey, a poll of more than 1,000 M&A professionals worldwide conducted in June 2014 that gauges dealmakers sentiments and views on the current state of the M&A market. Respondents said they believe deal valuation represents a greater challenge to the deal process than other factors such as shareholder activism against underperforming companies, or political interference.

“If we look at the varying valuations impacting current deals in APAC, the challenge around deal valuation for dealmakers is evident. A few prime examples include Singaporean agribusiness firm Wilmar’s current bid to takeover Australian food processor Goodman Fielder, and the recent takeover bids for premium Australian department storeDavid Jones,” said Matt Porzio, vice president of M&A strategy and product marketing at Intralinks.

The survey also revealed that on a global level, 67 per cent of dealmakers indicated they are optimistic about the current deal environment in comparison to the previous six months, while for APAC in particular a slightly lower 65 per cent of dealmakers claimed they are positive about the current deal landscape. Interestingly, the Intralinks Global Sentiment Survey also uncovered that 80 per cent of dealmakers in APAC predict that deal volume will increase over the next six months (compared with 77 per cent globally), and 68 per cent said they do not expect a change in political interference in M&A activity over the next 12 months.

“The global M&A market is continuing to exhibit higher levels of activity than in 2013, maintaining optimism among dealmakers,” added Mr. Porzio.

Furthermore, Global Sentiment Survey results for APAC show:

  • 63 per cent of dealmakers expect to participate in more M&A deals than six months ago;
  • 56 per cent expect shareholder activism will continue to increase;
  • Industry with the most M&A activity according to dealmakers is energy and power.

In addition, Intralinks today released the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator™ (DFI), a unique predictor of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Combined with the Global Sentiment Survey, the research provides unparalleled insight into global M&A deal volumes and market trends through Q4 2014.

The Intralinks DFI forecasts changes in the volume of global M&A deals that are expected to be announced in the next six months. The latest data, compiled through the end of June 2014, shows 16 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and 12 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increases in early-stage global M&A activity, with particularly strong performances inEurope, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America.

Overall, this quarter’s results point to sustained momentum in M&A activity through the end of 2014, building on the strong levels of M&A activity seen in the last year. Based on the results of the Intralinks DFI so far this year and its strong correlation to the volume of future announced deals, Intralinks is predicting that global announced M&A volumes for 2014 as a whole will, for the first time since 2010, show an annual increase of between six and 10 per cent compared to 2013.

Deal activity levels in the APAC region however remain volatile, down 15 per cent YoY and QoQ. While Japan is quite strong, China, one of the largest investors in the region, continues its economic realignment which is decelerating overseas acquisitions, and is having a notable affect in Australia and beyond.

“A good lending environment with high quality assets and companies for sale are driving this growth. Deal volume continues to go up and we expect to see a good number of high profile deal announcements through the end of 2014, especially in sectors like manufacturing and telecommunications, media and entertainment,” said Mr. Porzio.

Intralinks DFI Highlights — Outlook for Q4 2014
The Intralinks DFI tracks global M&A sell-side mandates and deals reaching due diligence prior to public announcement, providing a predictor of future global M&A activity levels. The Intralinks DFI is based on Intralinks’ insight into a significant percentage of early-stage M&A transactions. Independent research shows that the Intralinks DFI is a reliable predictor of future changes in the number of announced M&A transactions, with percentage changes in the Intralinks DFI typically being reflected in announced deal volumes approximately six months later. Highlights from the latest Intralinks DFI include:

North America
The level of North American early-stage M&A activity grew 17 percent YoY, sustaining the momentum in this market from 2013. Deal volume was up 22 percent QoQ, reflecting some seasonal variation, and the fact that some companies worked to complete deals while interest rates remain low and confidence in an economic recovery in the United States continues to increase.

EMEA
Europe continues to perform very strongly and consistently, with a 17 percent YoY increase, paired with a 17 percent increase QoQ. Even countries that were written off recently as poor environments for investments, such as Spain,Portugal and France, are making a comeback. Germany continues to be especially strong and is seen as a safe haven for investments. For the last four quarters EMEA has shown strong performance, and we anticipate this will continue through 2014.

Latin America

Latin America remains weaker than North America and EMEA, but is poised for growth. Although early stage M&A activity was down seven percent YoY, there was a healthy increase of 20 per cent QoQ. This surge was led by Brazil, which alone saw a 26 per cent increase QoQ, which we expect will be reflected in deal announcements later this year. Contrary to these findings, however, Intralinks’ Global Sentiment Survey showed that dealmakers in Latin Americacontinue to express reduced optimism about prospects for the region, including for Brazil, for the remainder of 2014.

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DEC Public Relations on behalf of Intralinks
Sarah Buchanan | Anna Frilingos | Sarah Bullen
+61-2-8014-5033 | Intralinks@decpr.com.au

About Intralinks Dealspace™

Intralinks is a leading supplier of solutions for managing strategic transactions. Intralinks Dealspace, the market leading virtual data room (VDR), gives M&A professionals a complete solution to manage the full lifecycle of a deal. Intralinks Dealspace supports every step of the deal process, enabling deal teams to securely exchange data with buyers, sellers and advisors, helping speed strategic transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises and corporate restructurings.

For more information about the Intralinks DFI, please visit http://www.intralinks.com/knowledge/intralinks-deal-flow-indicator.

About the Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator
The Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator provides Intralinks’ perspective on the level of M&A due diligence activity taking place during any given period of time. The statistics contained in the Intralinks DFI represent the volume of VDRs opened, or proposed to be opened, through Intralinks or other providers for the purpose of conducting due diligence on proposed transactions including asset sales, divestitures, private placements, financings, capital raises, joint ventures and partnerships. These statistics are not adjusted for changes in Intralinks’ share of the VDR market or changes in market demand for VDR services. These statistics may not correlate to the volume of completed transactions that may be reported by market data providers and should not be construed to represent the volume of transactions that will ultimately be consummated during any period of time. Indications of future completed deal activity derived from the DFI are based on assumed rates of deals going from due diligence stage to completion. In addition, the statistics provided by market data providers may be compiled with a different set of transaction types than those set forth above.

THIS PRESS RELEASE AND THE INTRALINKS DFI (COLLECTIVELY THE “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. INTRALINKS MAKES NO GUARANTEE, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OF THE MATERIALS. THESE MATERIALS ARE BASED ON INTRALINKS’ OBSERVATIONS AND SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF DUE DILIGENCE ACTIVITY TAKING PLACE, OR PROPOSED TO TAKE PLACE, ON INTRALINKS’ OR OTHER PROVIDERS’ VDR PLATFORMS FOR A LIMITED SET OF TRANSACTION TYPES. THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN INDICATOR OF INTRALINKS’ BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OR OPERATING RESULTS FOR ANY PRIOR, CURRENT OR FUTURE PERIOD, NOR ARE THESE MATERIALS INTENDED TO PROMISE, GUARANTEE OR ASSURE FUTURE LEVELS OF COMPLETED DEAL ACTIVITY. THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONVEY INVESTMENT ADVICE OR SOLICIT INVESTMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER.

THE INTRALINKS DFI MAY BE USED SOLELY FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. THE CONTENTS OF THE INTRALINKS DFI MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, DISTRIBUTED OR PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF INTRALINKS. FOR PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH DEAL FLOW INDICATOR CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT info@intralinks.com.

Forward Looking Statements
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are express or implied statements that are not based on historical information and include, among other things, statements concerning Intralinks’ plans, intentions, expectations, projections, hopes, beliefs, objectives, goals and strategies. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the results or commitments expressed, projected or implied by any forward-looking statements will be achieved, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. As such, Intralinks undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a detailed list of the factors and risks that could affect Intralinks’ financial results, please refer to Intralinks public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2013 and subsequent quarterly reports. Intralinks undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

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