Tropical Storm Gamma becomes latest named storm in Atlantic basin

Tropical Storm Gamma became the 24th named storm in the Atlantic basin this season. Previously dubbed Tropical Depression 25, the system’s maximum sustained winds had strengthened to 40 mph by 7 p.m. PDT Friday.

Tropical Depression 25 formed late Friday morning amid an area of disturbed weather over the northwestern Caribbean that meteorologists have had their eyes on since the demise of Beta, Sally, Teddy and Paulette. The system had initially been dubbed Invest 91L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

As of Friday evening, the tropical storm was moving in a northwestward direction at 9 mph, about 135 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

Mexico’s government has issued a tropical storm warning for the country’s Yucatan Peninsula from the coastal communities of Punta Herrero to Cabo Catoche. A tropical storm watch has been issued for areas south of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya and west of Cabo Catoche to

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Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) Named to Fast 50 2020 List by Washington Technology

List Represents the Most Successful Small Businesses in the Government Market

Advanced IT Concepts (AITC), a leading certified Small Business Administration (SBA) systems integration firm providing IT solutions and professional services to the Department of Defense, federal government and public sector agencies, was named by Washington Technology as a Fast 50 Award winner for 2020. The outlet lists 50 of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses representing a full spectrum of capabilities, technologies and customers that make up the government contracting (GovCon) market.

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AITC was named by Washington Technology as a Fast 50 Award winner for 2020. The outlet lists 50 of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses representing a full spectrum of capabilities, technologies and customers that make up the GovCon market. (Photo: Business Wire)

To be eligible for the Fast 50 List, a small business is ranked

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Contact Tracing by Avaya Named a 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award Winner for Exceptional Innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, announced today that its Contact Tracing solutions have won a 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award for Exceptional Innovation. The award from TMC Labs recognizes hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the face of challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Tracing has been widely recognized as a key factor to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, and enable organizations, businesses and people to open up and return safely to work, to school and to recreation. Among approximately 80 percent of public and private organizations planning to reopen with a safe return, 25 percent are implementing some sort of Contact Tracing program or plan. Contact Tracing from Avaya, leveraging its innovative contact center and collaboration solutions, helps organizations effectively collect,

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Sarcos Robotics Named a Finalist for Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

Guardian XO full-body, battery-powered wearable robot selected as Finalist in Products category and for Honorable Mention in General Excellence category

Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, announced that its Guardian® XO® industrial exoskeleton—the world’s first full-body, battery-powered wearable industrial robot designed to increase strength and endurance—has been recognized by Fast Company in their 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. The Guardian XO robot was named a Finalist in the Products category and received Honorable Mention in the General Excellence category.

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Sarcos Robotics Named a Finalist for Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through

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Garmin again named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 29, 2020–

Garmin ® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer 1, today announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the sixth consecutive year by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) at its annual business meeting and awards presentation held virtually on Sept. 26. The coveted Manufacturer of the Year honor is given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics industry for excellence in product service and support in the field.

Garmin was also awarded four NMEA Product of Excellence awards in the multi-function display (MFD), autopilot, multi-media entertainment and mobile application—utility categories. These awards are voted on by professional NMEA dealers who specialize in installing marine electronics, qualified NMEA technicians and fellow marine electronics manufacturers.

“It’s a true honor to be the NMEA Manufacturer of the Year for six years running,” said

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Publicis Sapient Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Customer Experience Improvement Services

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Publicis Sapient, the digital transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, has today announced it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Customer Experience Improvement Services 2020 Vendor Assessment. Publicis Sapient was among 13 service providers that participated in this evaluation.

The report, authored by Douglas Hayward, Research Director, Worldwide Digital Strategy and Agency Services at IDC, noted that “Publicis Sapient is a good fit for organizations looking for a partner combining the creativity of a holding company agency with the design and enterprise-grade technology capabilities of an IT and business consultancy.” Overall, Publicis Sapient was recognized for its business value delivery, people quality, and client empathy.

“Digital consultancy Publicis Sapient drives end-to-end CX transformation by fusing creativity with design and enterprise wide technology and business capabilities,” said Douglas Hayward, Research Director, Worldwide Digital Strategy and Agency Services at

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Axway named a Leader in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management. For the fifth time.

Axway’s Open API Platform solves the hardest integration issues securely, quickly and cost-effectively.

Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a leading provider of API Management and integration software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management.¹ This is the fifth time Axway has been positioned as a Leader.

“When it came to the quality of their support and strategic partnership, Axway really stood out from the crowd,” said Chris Hengst, Lead API Architect/API Evangelist, HM Health Solutions. “As well as satisfying all our core technical criteria around API governance, discovery and developer self-service, Axway went above and beyond to help us succeed.”

“We believe this evaluation validates the importance of an open API platform like AMPLIFY to help companies create new customer, partner, and employee experiences that drive business growth,” said Patrick Donovan, Axway CEO. “This announcement

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Jumio Named a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Attribution for Third Consecutive Year

Report expects that by 2022, 80% of organizations will use document-centric identity proofing as part of their onboarding workflows, an increase from approximately 30% today

Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Representative Vendor in the latest Gartner “Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Attribution,”1 published on September 11, 2020.

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Citing the Report’s Criteria on Representative Vendor Selection:

Jumio was named as a Representative Vendor among several other identity proofing and corroboration providers. “The listed vendors represent what’s core in the market, what extends it and what will transform it,” stated the Market Guide.

Vendors were selected on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

  • Vendors offering capabilities that support identity proofing in ways that are unique,

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David Whiting Named President of Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Division

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) announced that David Whiting, Senior Managing Director of Technology and Life Sciences (TLS) Division, has been named President, TLS Division. In his role, Whiting will manage Comerica’s TLS teams in California, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Toronto, Canada.

Whiting, a 17-year veteran of Comerica, has served in various leadership roles within the TLS Division during his tenure. Most recently, he directed all TLS Division U.S. offices outside of California. For more than a decade he led the Dallas TLS team, as well as oversaw the Upper Midwest market, lending to venture-backed technology in various life cycles. He also has served in operating and finance capacities with a software company, as well as roles serving the lending needs of technology companies with Imperial Bank.  

“We look forward to leveraging David’s experience

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Sapience Analytics CEO Bradley Killinger Named Semi-Finalist in Tech Titan Awards, Honoring Technology Innovation in North Texas

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sapience Analytics, the market leader in enterprise workforce analytics, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Bradley Killinger has been named a Tech Titans Awards semi-finalist in the “Emerging Company CEO” category.

The Tech Titans Awards recognize the elite in North Texas technology – individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The “Emerging Company CEO” award recognizes the CEO of a technology company headquartered in North Texas with 2019 operating revenues of at least $2 million but no more than $200 million.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 23 during a virtual awards gala.

Killinger has been CEO of Plano, Texas-based Sapience Analytics since 2018, propelling the company’s significant growth over the past two years. Sapience Analytics is a leader in Knowledge Workforce Activity Monitoring and Analytics, with its technology in use by more than

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