The latest in markups, messages, e-discoveries, changes, mobilizing, defining, raising, efficiencies and openings from The Crown City, Paris on the Prairie, the Knickerbocker State and the Charm City, Wall Street of the West, America’s Walking City and Shaky Town.

Running Ringtails Around Competitors?

IBM is keeping busy. Last week it teamed up with eBay. This week FTI Consulting announced its FTI Technology business segment is working with Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM in a reseller partnership offering the e-discovery program Ringtail.

Pairing IBM’s Stored IQ program with Ringtail, FTI claims, will “span the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) process.” Ringtail’s features include:

  • Integrated Analytics
  • Visual Review
  • Predictive Coding
  • Massive Scalability

David Grant, a senior managing director in the technology segment of FTI Consulting, headquartered in Baltimore, Md., said clients will benefit from "two complementary and best-of-breed solutions that can streamline the entire e-discovery process.”

ONE Sitrion Sensation

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Sitrion this week released its latest version of Sitrion ONE, which it claims “gives organizations a single, secure cloud-based environment to mobilize their entire workforce using a true BYOD strategy.” 

The company claims ONE offers users a single solution for:

  • Out-of-the-box use cases including task and workflow approvals, CRM, human resources, and field services
  • Native iOS, Android, and Windows Phone app development up to 90% faster compared to traditional approaches leveraging Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Pre-packaged integrations with SAP, Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, SQL, Salesforce.com, and open protocols such as REST
  • Cloud hosting, eliminating the need for a separate mobile infrastructure
  • Secure and cost-efficient BYOD including single-sign-on

Markus Dopp, VP of Mobile Solutions at Denver, Colo.-based Sitrion, bragged, “ONE is a powerful approach for the company that wants to deliver dozens of use cases across the enterprise in one productivity stream.”

Cloudwords with Friends

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Looking for a little wordplay, Cloudwords now has a new native integration capability built for WordPress so users can connect their sites in minutes to Cloudwords’ platform. This is similar to integrations with other web content management systems, including Sitecore, Drupal and Adobe Experience Manager. 

The company claims the integrated platform will:

  • Deploy global sites in days, not weeks or months
  • Maintain message consistency, higher content quality
  • Create more global customer touch points at lower cost
  • Eliminate error prone manual efforts – no multilingual skills necessary
  • Eliminate tedious cutting and pasting
  • Reduce stress by leveraging full localization process visibility

Scott Yancey, CEO and co-founder of Cloudwords, headquartered in San Francisco, said Cloudwords for WordPress enables companies "to easily create and deliver world-ready sites without sacrificing time-to-market.”

The Blue Revu 2015

This week Bluebeam Software released the latest version of Revu 2015 with features it claims will enable project teams "to keep complex document sets organized and up to date.” 

Richard Lee, software president and CEO of Pasadena, Calif.-based Bluebeam, boasts the new release will offer features “that make marking up and managing document sets easier with greater markup tool functionality and batch automation.” Some of the new features include:

  • Sketch Tools
  • Dynamic Tool Set Scaler
  • Revu’s Camera tool, Capture 2.0
  • Batch Slip Sheet (available in the eXtreme edition)
  • Bluebeam Studio
  • iPad 3.0, Studio GO
  • Background sync 

Any Port25 in the Storm

Message Systems announced this week its acquisition of Port25 Solutions in a stock and cash deal. The company will retain its current staff and operate as a stand-alone business unit to serve the medium to large sized sender market, said Phillip Merrick, CEO of Columbia, Md.-based Message Systems.

John Karpovich, CEO of Ellicott City, Md.-based Port25 Solutions, will stay on as general manager. In addition, Juan Altmayer Pizzorno will continue as senior vice president of research and development. 

The acquisition positions Message Systems "to serve the email infrastructure needs of companies of all sizes,” Merrick said.

Affirmative Faction

If you’re a fan of Colorado-based Peak, look for the company under its new name – Faction – along with a new website, logo and product portfolio, which includes:

  • Faction Cloud
  • Advanced Solutions Group
  • White Label Cloud
  • Faction Market Place (Coming in March)

Faction is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider offering private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions. “Following three years of triple digit growth, we knew it was time for our corporate identity to closely match our core tenants,” stated Luke Norris, CEO and founder of Faction.

There’s also a new slogan: “Join the Cloud Revolution,” which the company claims will “place customers firmly in control of their environment" with dedicated virtualization management portals, dedicated resources, an agnostic technology platform and a money back Service Level Agreement (SLA).

While waiting for the Faction reaction, maybe it’s time for a little Fan Faction? Or would that be stranger than Faction? How about some Pulp Faction? 

Factual, Metamarkets Pair Up

Metamarkets, a provider of analytics for programmatic marketing, and Factual, a platform for location-based audience data, think one is better than two. The San Francisco-based companies today announced the integration of Factual’s global datasets into the Metamarkets platform.

The move will provide mobile buyers and exchanges instant visibility into available inventory and campaign performance, layered with Factual’s audiences and geographies.

As a result of the new partnership, buyers have access to data that will allow for location-based marketing. It further enables buyers to identify audiences in the programmatic market layered with audience location.

Metamarkets will be using Factual's Geopulse Platform to deliver location-based audiences to media buyers and sellers. Exchanges such as MoPub at Twitter will be able to provide this audience-level insight into campaign performance allowing buyers to see the interaction an ad has with various geographic, behavioral and retail segments.

Isn’t it BlueConic?

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To show her enthusiasm for her new position at Boston, Mass. based BlueConic, Cory Munchbach devoted a blog post on her LinkedIn account entitled “Why I Joined BlueConic.” The new director of product marketing summed up her decision: “At BlueConic, we don’t just embrace the notion of the consumer driving marketing across the life-cycle: we were built to deliver it.”

Bart Heilbron, co-founder and CEO of BlueConic, said Cory "has proven herself as a source of insight and knowledge for many CMOs.”

Relativity Speaking

kCura announced this week that it raised $125 million from San Francisco-based ICONIQ Capital, which will now take a stake as a long-term, minority investor. kCura intends to use the capital to accelerate the build-out of Relativity, its e-discovery platform. According to the company, the program is currently in use for some of the most complex and largest cases today. 

“Our industry is evolving rapidly — it's no longer a boutique business — and remaining competitive will require an extensive amount of resources,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura, headquartered in Chicago.

Kvantum’s Leap

Harpreet Singh, CEO of Kvantum, seems excited about moving his marketing attribution company's headquarters to San Francisco’s financial district – which he refers to as “the center of the technology innovation and development capital of the world.” While the R&D team will remain in India, co-founders Singh and COO Shilpi Sharma plan to move the company forward from this side of the globe.