Bittium exhibits its secure and easy-to-use SafeMove® remote access solutions at Utility Week Live show in Birmingham

Bittium will publish a customer reference story at the event:
”UK Power Networks significantly boosts field worker productivity with Bittium SafeMove®”

Oulu, Finland, May 21, 2018 – Bittium will exhibit its secure and easy-to-use Bittium SafeMove® remote access solutions at Utility Week Live, to be held in NEC hall, Birmingham, the United Kingdom May 22–23, 2018. Secure, seamless and uninterrupted connectivity is of utmost importance for mobile field workers, who depend on access to networked applications and services outside of the regular office environment. With Bittium SafeMove® solutions, the field workers will always have a secure and easy access to the needed applications and they stay connected even during possible network breaks.

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Basware Launches Artificial Intelligence-Driven Virtual Assistant for Procurement

Through natural language processing and artificial intelligence, purchasing becomes faster, intuitive, and enjoyable

Espoo, Finland, 21 May 2018 – Basware, the global leader in networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services, has launched Basware Assistant, a new chatbot feature within its electronic procurement solution today at IOFM’s AP & P2P Conference & Expo – Spring 2018. The chatbot serves as a virtual assistant, enabling people to more easily find order requests and purchase orders that they have access to.

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The Basware Assistant uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to create a new and simplified way for people to interact with Basware’s e-procurement solution. They can communicate with the Basware Assistant like they would with a person, to search for orders and purchase requests using vendor and item names, as well as ID and document numbers. By giving people the ability to specify what they are looking, it eliminates the need for having to navigate a series of screens to reach their intended purchase.

Through its natural language processing and AI capabilities, the virtual assistant improves system usability, taking another step in streamlining the overall procurement experience. Not only does it help people find purchase orders and order requests more quickly and save them time, it also reduces the training required for new people to buy with Basware.

“The best user interface is the one that you don’t need to use – it just runs in the background,” said Bhavin Shah, Director of Product Management for Basware. “This is what Basware is striving to achieve with the Basware Assistant functionality. By predicting what people might search for in real-time, and communicating that to them in the way they’d ordinarily speak, the system becomes naturally easy to use. Going forward, we will continue innovating in this area, building on the foundation we’ve created to add more functionality that contributes to usability.”

Bhavin continued, “The Assistant’s data-driven insights and overall ease of use reinforce that Basware is the easiest, simplest and cheapest way for employees to procure what they need, so they use the application because they want to, not because they have to. This is what will ultimately drive 100 percent user adoption of any procurement technology.”

Basware is attending the AP & P2P Conference & Expo, where Sami Peltonen, Vice President, Purchase to Pay Product Management will be presenting a session titled “It’s Not Magic: How Companies Transformed Their Accounts Payable Departments,” on May 21, 2018 at 9:20am EDT. For more information, visit Basware’s booth #306 in the exhibition hall.

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The Rise of Connected Cars and AI Prompt Automotive Manufacturers to Partner with Software Vendors

Cross-industry collaborations are resulting in innovative, customer-centric business models, finds Frost & Sullival

London, 21 May 2018 – With an anticipated global connected vehicles parc of more than 200 million by 2025, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking to seize a competitive advantage by offering space-age customer experience. They are employing personalisation based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), virtual assistants, digital cockpit, and data monetisation solutions to deliver a rich Internet of Things (IoT) user experience to an increasingly demanding customer base.

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Stadler selected Teleste’s end-to-end on-board solution for Merseytravel metro trains in the UK

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Metro Mayor ‘breaks ground’ on new railway depot at Kirkdale

TURKU, FINLAND – 21 May 2018 – Teleste Corporation reveals that its on-board solution has been selected by Stadler for Merseytravel metro trains in the UK. Delivered to the Liverpool city region by 2020, the deployment will consist of 52 trains,  which are designed for the specific needs of customers travelling on the Merseyrail metro network. The agreement also includes an option for another 60 trains.

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Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium to explore developing skills for the ‘Digital Economy and Society’

Geneva, 18 May 2018 – The Dominican Republic is set to host ITU’s Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018), 18-20 June in Santo Domingo. The annual symposium is the main global event for capacity development in the fields of ICT and digital development.

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DRIVERS SET TO BE CAUGHT OUT BY MOT CHANGES

  • New research* from Green Flag reveals that six in 10 (58 per cent) of drivers are unaware of the upcoming changes to MOT tests
  • Nine in 10 drivers (89 per cent) are unaware that drivers will be fined up to £2,500 for driving a car with an invalid MOT
  • A quarter (25 per cent) of drivers are unaware that you will get fined at all for driving a faulty vehicle
  • A sixth (16 per cent) of drivers don’t book their MOT tests in early, meaning they could be caught out under the new rules
  • Green Flag has released hints and tips about car repairs: https://www.greenflag.com/advice/maintenance/choose-garage

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Company that can track every US cell phone breached…again

A hacker appears to have successfully broken into the servers of Securus, a company that offers powerful tool for tracking civilians and monitoring inmates to law enforcement departments across the country. During the breach, the hacker was able to access the login information of thousands of Securus’ clients and provided part of the stolen data to Motherboard, where journalists were able to verify the authenticity of credentials using the site’s password recovery option.

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