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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet?

Satya Krishna Ganni, founder and CEO of San Jose, Calif.-based MartMobi, believes that faster is better. And this week the company released a mobile commerce platform boasting it will allow online merchants to generate custom mobile apps and websites within 24 hours.

According to MartMobi, the next generation platform will “help online retailers increase their mobile sales dramatically.”

Highlights of the new platform:

  • Automatically generates mobile and tablet websites as well as apps for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets
  • Conversion-driven templates
  • Increases engagement and repeat purchases
  • Works seamlessly with SaaS shopping carts
  • Robust and intuitive platform that requires no coding skills

“Mobile sites and native apps are faster today than a year ago, said Ganni. “Faster sites lead to better experiences and better sales.”

Now if only it could leap tall buildings in a single bound…


Getting to the Core of the Matter

For those who just can’t get enough OpenText, this week the company announced general availability of OpenText Core in four different packages and cloud-based EIM license in a subscription model to provide customers with greater flexibility “when choosing between on-premises, hybrid and public and private cloud offerings to address their specific business requirements.”

The OpenText Cloud will offer:

  • OpenText Core
  • EIM Cloud Subscription
  • Managed Cloud Services

“The global market is entering the subscription economy, and it is vital that organizations can consume and deploy enterprise-class solutions in the way that best suits their needs,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, president and chief executive officer of OpenText, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.

It’s About Theime

What’s another word for solution? The folks at Theime, a medical publishing house, think they’ve found it. They announced this week that TEMIS’s Luxid Webstudio is their pick for managing thesauri and terminologies.

Ralf Buttermann, head of IT for Stuggart, Germany-based Thieme said what makes Luxid Webstudio "really powerful" is its combination of productivity features with best-in-class ergonomics.

“A customer like Thieme with its distributed teams, multiple disciplines and publishing subsidiaries, and complex thesauri, represents a challenging diversity of use cases,” said Stefan Geißler, managing Director, TEMIS Deutschland and TEMIS Chief Innovation Officer.

While Theime has been using the Luxid semantic enrichment platform for several years, it’s expected that the addition of Luxid WebStudio module will be a valuable asset in managing “multiple thesauri easily and autonomously.”

One might say that Theime and TEMIS will pause for no gentleperson.

What’s the Cash and Carry Policy?

EkVoice subsidiary @AnalyticsWeek and TCELab, both headquartered in Boston, announced a merger agreement this week. They did not disclose the terms of the private deal.

Vishal Kumar, President/CEO of @AnalyticsWeek, said the transaction offers will enable @AnalyticsWeek to enhance its market research capabilities and build new, recurring relationships with customers.

Bob Hayes, COO of TCELab, will stay with the merged organization as Chief Research Officer. He will conduct research in the area of analytics to help companies maximize the value of their business data. "Our first major study will be focused on identifying best practices in data science teams,” he said.

In addition, TCELab CEO Stephen King and key members of senior management of TCELab will join @AnalyticsWeek in various capacities as part of the merger agreement.

Workfront and Center

If you’re looking for AtTask, you’ll need to look again.

After a “rigorous process” and market testing, the company is now known as Workfront – a rebranding effort to “better convey the enterprise nature of the solutions it provides to its customers.”

Workfront has, among other accomplishments, ranked in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named a champion in the Info-Tech PPM Vendor Landscape for two years in a row, and was listed as one of Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies.

"We have outgrown the AtTask name,” said Eric Morgan, CEO of Workfront, based in Silicon Slopes, Utah. He called Workfront "is a much better reflection of the company that we’ve built, the leadership role we play and the problems we solve for our customers.”