LinkedIn Will Soon Get An Instagram-Like Stories Feature

LinkedIn | February 29, 2020

LinkedIn confirmed that it will soon be following Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat by adding its own stories feature. Pete Davies, head of content products at LinkedIn, informed the community that stories are currently being tested in an effort to spark more conversation on the network. That raises the question of how the lightheartedness of stories would translate to a professional social network like LinkedIn. Davies suggests that, since many interactions at work are lighthearted in nature, stories would be an appropriate fit for LinkedIn.

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Triton Pacific Securities Expands RIA Focus

Triton Pacific Securities | August 30, 2022

Triton Pacific Securities has recently expanded its Registered Investment Advisor ("RIA") capital markets team, adding Katie Hubbard as senior vice president of RIA Channel and Western Capital Markets. Hubbard brings over two decades of successful capital raising experience to the firm in this newly created role. Hubbard will be joining Andrew B. Hurvitz, vice president of Eastern Markets, and Kevin Kennedy, associate vice president, adding her extensive knowledge to the already robust and high capital raising RIA team. Hubbard has built institutional sales teams and raised over $15 billion for some of the most prestigious investment firms, including Blackrock, Empower, Carson Group and Walton Global. "Having known Katie for nearly 15 years, we believe she will be an impactful addition to Triton Pacific's capital markets team," says Brian Buehler, president and CEO of Triton Pacific Securities. "Having known Katie for nearly 15 years, we believe she will be an impactful addition to Triton Pacific's capital markets team," says Brian Buehler, president and CEO of Triton Pacific Securities. "Hubbard has an extensive network in the fee-based advisor space, experience with SEC-exempt Regulation D offerings, and a passion for helping advisors grow their portfolios." In Hubbard's previous role as senior manager of Wealth Advisory at Empower, she managed 40 retirement and wealth advisors and was recognized as "Sales Manager of the Year" in 2021. Prior to Empower, Hubbard was the national sales manager and partner at one of the largest RIAs in the country. At Hubbard's earlier role as vice president at BlackRock, she was responsible for capital raising and consulting independent advisors on portfolio construction using the Aladdin Risk platform. Hubbard graduated from University of Denver with a degree in Real Estate and Construction Management and earned her Master's in Finance from University of Colorado. Hubbard currently holds her Series 7, 63, 65, 24 and SIE FINRA licenses. About Triton Pacific Securities Triton Pacific Securities, founded in 2005, is the dealer manager of Triton Pacific Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and offers tax-advantage private equity investment programs to family offices and financial professionals and their accredited investors. The firm focuses on investing in established small- and mid-sized companies that show potential within industries that exhibit attractive fundamentals or significant structural changes poised for rapid growth and expansion.

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Pyramid Analytics Expands European Systems Integration Channel With Amplifi Partnership

Amplifi, Pyramid Analytics | September 21, 2022

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering decision intelligence platform provider, and Amplifi, a specialist consultancy providing Advisory, Delivery and Support services for data management, data governance and data quality, today announced a partnership from Big Data LDN, the UK’s largest data and analytics conference. Expanding channel partnerships with complementary technology companies, independent software vendors (ISV), consulting firms, value-added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) is a strategic priority. Pyramid has expanded its Alliances team and partner recruitment capabilities, invested in partner training and development, and launched joint go to market programs. Key Points: Amplifi provides a portfolio of services across the data management spectrum: Strategy & Advisory; Implementation & Integration; and Managed Services & Support. Partnership enables Amplifi to broaden its service portfolio to include top-rated augmented and prescriptive analytics with the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform. Pyramid continues to build a roster of SI and VAR partners to extend market reach and scale. Pyramid is a CRN Channel Awards 2022 finalist in the Emerging Vendor of the Year category which recognises new and emerging organisations which have successfully supported the growth of their channel partners in the UK. To learn more about becoming a Pyramid partner in the UK & Ireland, contact bill.clayton@pyramidanalytics.com. Pyramid Analytics Demonstrates its Commitment to and Value for Channel Partners Channel partners are critical for Pyramid’s ability to continue to grow in a scalable manner, in turn offering them access to pioneering innovative technology that can transform their business. Pyramid understands that for outstanding growth to be achieved for the company and for its channel partners, its partners should be thoroughly supported with training to develop in-depth knowledge and insights. Pyramid’s partner portal is vital in delivering learning, development and growth value for Pyramid and its partners. Decision Intelligence is the Next Big Data Analytics Innovation The next major innovation in analytics is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Applying AI across Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science is what separates Decision Intelligence from traditional business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, and Tableau. AI lowers the skills barrier by automating the highly technical work needed to prepare and analyze data and create and share reports and dashboards. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers data-driven insights for anyone to make faster, more intelligent decisions. The Pyramid Platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need, from the simple to the sophisticated. By uniquely combining Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science with AI guidance in a single environment, the Pyramid Platform reduces cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Quotes Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics: “Amplifi has a proven record of building solid data foundations for customers in a variety of industries. This partnership brings additional vertical expertise and services to Pyramid customers across the UKI and Europe. Importantly, analytics is the catalyst that turns data into intelligent decisions. The combination of the data infrastructure architected, deployed, and managed by Amplifi and the decision intelligence capabilities of the Pyramid Platform are highly complementary and will deliver added value to joint customers.” Mike Evans, Chief Innovation Officer at Amplifi: “Our partnership with Pyramid Analytics is a strategic step for Amplifi as we advance our capabilities and services along the Data Value Chain. Until now, our focus has been on the foundational management of data – from data strategy through to implementation of MDM, PIM and data governance frameworks. Mike Evans, Chief Innovation Officer at Amplifi: “Our partnership with Pyramid Analytics is a strategic step for Amplifi as we advance our capabilities and services along the Data Value Chain. Until now, our focus has been on the foundational management of data – from data strategy through to implementation of MDM, PIM and data governance frameworks. Being able to offer the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform to operate on top of that foundation means we’re able to provide increased value to our customers when they’re making business decisions with their data.” About Amplifi Amplifi is the go-to consultancy for Enterprise organizations that want their success to be driven by data. We establish and deliver data strategies that enable global brands to manage, govern and analyse their most important data so they can innovate, grow and succeed. Consistently recognized as a leader by Gartner on the Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers report, Amplifi provides strategic consulting and implementation services for industry leading B2B and B2C companies through its global offices in North America, the UK and Northern Europe. About Pyramid Analytics Pyramid is what’s next in analytics. Our unified decision intelligence platform delivers insights for anyone to make faster, more informed decisions. It provides direct access to any data, enables governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need in a no-code environment. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform uniquely combines Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science in a single environment with AI guidance, reducing cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. The Pyramid Platform enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics, from the simple to the sophisticated. Schedule a demo. Pyramid Analytics is incorporated in Amsterdam and has regional headquarters in global innovation and business centers, including London, New York City, and Tel-Aviv. Our team lives worldwide because geography should not be a barrier to talent and opportunity. Investors include H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital, and Viola Growth. Learn more at Pyramid Analytics.

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IAMCP Joins ITX Channel Partner Initiative

IAMCP | November 03, 2022

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), a professional association of more than 1,700 Microsoft partners globally, has joined the ITX Channel Partner initiative to offer M&A services to IAMCP members seeking the sale of their Microsoft practice. The ITX Channel Partner (ICP) initiative brings sellers and buyers of IT-enabled businesses together. Since its launch in May 2022, the ICP has created a community of over one million IT professionals by leveraging publications, podcasts, webinars, and social media communities. The partnership with IAMCP marks ITX’s 11th collaboration. IAMCP members will now have access to more than 50,000 global buyers of IT-enabled businesses. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, ITX (a martinwolf company) has completed more than 230 transactions in 20 countries, and sold more Microsoft Channel Partners than anyone in the industry. Recent Microsoft deals include: Quanitq (Avanade), ebecs (DXC), The Pavlik Group (Sylogist), BroadPoint (Velosio), and Adoxio (KPMG). Since 1994, the IAMCP has worked to bring together Microsoft Partners in an effort to leverage joint strength — bringing world class solutions to clients — while strengthening ties to Microsoft. The IAMCP currently has over 80 chapters in over 40 countries. “The partnership between ITX and IAMCP allows more opportunities for the Microsoft community,” says Eddie Bader, president for the Americas with IAMCP. “The partnership between ITX and IAMCP allows more opportunities for the Microsoft community,” says Eddie Bader, president for the Americas with IAMCP. “Adding a trusted M&A services partner to our community provides value for our entire membership and ecosystem and we can now offer educational information on how to grow, as well as how to exit.” About ITX IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a martinwolf company, was founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M&A professionals. As a firm, martinwolf provides M&A advisory services for IT-enabled transactions spanning $5 to 500 million. martinwolf has a proprietary network of more than 50,000 global IT decision makers. The ITX M&A Marketplace focuses on smaller companies (below $30 in value) that are historically ignored by large investment banks and M&A advisors. Specific segments of the IT industry served include: Microsoft Channel Partners, Managed IT Services, MSSPs, software as a Service (SaaS), Hosting, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cyber Security, IT Services, Software Development, as well as Oracle, ServiceNow, and Salesforce channel partners.

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DTEX Systems and GuidePoint Security Partner to Deliver Human-Centric Insider Threat Intelligence and Security Solutions

DTEX Systems, GuidePoint Security | September 12, 2022

DTEX Systems, the Workforce Cyber Intelligence & Security Company, today announced a strategic partnership with GuidePoint Security, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider. With DTEX, GuidePoint’s customers will gain the real-time contextual behavioral intelligence needed to answer the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How related to any potential insider threat situation, compromised account event, or data loss scenario without invading an employee’s personal privacy. “Workforce Cyber Intelligence & Security is more important than ever in today’s digital, distributed, and remote B2B environment. The security perimeter has evaporated, raising the stakes for insider risk detection and threat mitigation,” said Brian Stoner, Vice President, Worldwide Channel and Alliances, DTEX Systems. “Workforce Cyber Intelligence & Security is more important than ever in today’s digital, distributed, and remote B2B environment. The security perimeter has evaporated, raising the stakes for insider risk detection and threat mitigation,” said Brian Stoner, Vice President, Worldwide Channel and Alliances, DTEX Systems. “The future of data loss prevention and protection is human-centric, not data-centric. Together, GuidePoint and DTEX will help organizations better understand the human element impacting their security risk posture to develop more effective and efficient threat management programs without infringing on employee privacy.” DTEX InTERCEPT is a first-of-its-kind Workforce Cyber Security solution that brings together the capabilities of Insider Threat Management, User and Entity Behavior Analytics, Digital Forensics, and Zero Trust Behavioral DLP in an all-in-one lightweight, cloud-native platform. Its patented DMAP+ technology continuously collects and synthesizes hundreds of unique elements of enterprise telemetry from data, machines, applications, and people to surface dynamic ‘Indicators of Intent’ that offer insight into anomalous, abnormal behavior and related events. Unlike data-centric DLP and UEBA tools or intrusive employee monitoring solutions, DTEX’s next-gen platform collects application metadata only, eliminating the need to scan files, capture email or website content, monitor electronic conversations, record screens, or log keystrokes. In only a few months of partnership, GuidePoint Security and DTEX have been selected as the solution providers of choice for some of the world’s most well-known brands in the financial services and digital communications markets. Leveraging DTEX’s solutions, GuidePoint’s consultants provide customers with a comprehensive overview of their insider risk, identify gaps in coverage/policy, and develop roadmaps to help them achieve their objectives. To learn more about DTEX’s global partner ecosystem, please visit: https://www.dtexsystems.com/company/partners/ About DTEX Systems DTEX Systems helps hundreds of organizations worldwide better understand their workforce, protect their data, and make human-centric operational investments. Its Workforce Cyber Intelligence & Security platform brings together next-generation Zero Trust DLP, UEBA, digital forensics, user activity monitoring and insider threat management in one scalable, cloud-native platform. Through its patented and privacy-compliant meta-data collection and analytics engine, the DTEX platform surfaces abnormal behavioral ‘indicators of intent’ to mitigate risk of data and IP loss, enabling SOC enrichment with human sensors and empowering enterprises to make smarter business decisions quickly. To learn more about DTEX Systems, please visit www.dtexsystems.com. About GuidePoint Security GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk. Learn more at www.guidepointsecurity.com.

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