Tag: communications

Central Maine business briefs: Marshall Communications launches Crisis Communications Division

Marshall Communications, an award-winning public relations and marketing agency based in Maine, has launched a crisis communications division, in conjunction with retired Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. The new division will provide clients with communications planning in advance of crises, as well as assistance during times of major events, according to a news release from the Augusta-based agency.

After more than three decades with Maine Public Safety, McCausland will serve as a communications specialist for the Marshall team. He will be available for media training, crisis communications and planning, and spokesperson and executive training and coaching before and during ongoing events. Most notably, McCausland and Marshall plan to team up to provide assistance and guidance to businesses; local, county and state government; and organizations and groups. The move shows the continued growth and innovation of Marshall Communications, which celebrates 30 years of business in April 2021.


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Cytokinetics Announces Third Annual Communications Fellowship Program Call for Proposals

Community Engagement
Patient Advocacy
s   Focused on CardiovascularandNeuromuscular Diseases

Deadline for Applications is November 1

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced a call for proposals for the third annual Cytokinetics Communications Fellowship Grant program. The Communications Fellowship program provides a total of $100,000 in grants to five selected patient advocacy organization serving the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) communities, and is intended to support increased capacity in communications, awareness building and community engagement.

“Last years’ fellowship grants were provided to five very deserving organizations to support their communication and outreach, and each one dedicated the funds to novel approaches to reach more patients and expand connections in their communities,” said Diane Weiser, Cytokinetics’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

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Cox Communications Grants Homeless Students Online Assistance

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — A donation of six laptops and increased bandwidth will aid young students of the Orange County Rescue Mission, Cox Business says. The internet provider learned of the urgent need for funding for the 2020-2021 school year , with 61 students going back to virtual school.

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to start all schools virtually, the Rescue Mission had a mere two weeks to ensure its homeless children had everything they needed for remote learning.

This included the need for increased internet capacity.

“Once we were able to create a social distance learning environment right here at Village of Hope, we realized that we also needed to upgrade our internet bandwidth in order for our children to be successful in their schooling during this unprecedented time,” says Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission. “We knew Cox has consistently demonstrated a commitment to bridging the

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Cloud Communications Platform, Melrose Labs to Protect Businesses from Fraud with New Technology Partnership

EDINBURGH, Scotland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the launch of its voice and messaging services earlier this year, Melrose Labs’ new partnership will see the platform develop new identity verification services that will protect businesses and improve customer engagement.

The new offerings will also enhance Melrose Labs’ existing Identity and Location, and One-Time Password (OTP) services.

When SMS is used to deliver a one-time password to a user, there is a risk that the message could be intercepted. With these new services, businesses will be able to identify SIM swapping and deny the use of OTP to prevent fraudulent use of a user’s account. Mark Hay, CEO of Melrose Labs says:

“Identity verification is essential to reducing fraudulent activity and is a key part of ensuring secure and trustworthy customer engagements in online transactions. Our new partnership with Phronesis Technologies will allow us to develop new services and enhance our existing offerings.

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How Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Creates A New Generation Of Tech Champions

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Throughout the COVID-19 pan- demic, the government of Saudi Arabia, like any other government around the world, has had to move quickly and substantively with its stimulus packages for businesses to get through this crisis. However, in addition to that, the government of Saudi Arabia has not allowed the crisis to pause or slow down its ongoing and ambitious plans for boosting the Kingdom’s economy. According to Dr. Ahmed H. Altheneyan, Deputy Minister for Digital Capacities for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s ambitious social transformation projects are aimed at driving diversification across its economy, “with the government today acting as more of an enabler and facilitator through its policies and regulations, as well as funding.”

He explains

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Telestax Launches the Industry’s First CPaaS Sales Certification Training for Communications Companies, Carriers, and Operators

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Telestax, a leading global communications platform as a service (CPaaS) enablement and application provider became the first in the industry to deliver a CPaaS Sales Certification Training program specifically developed for communications providers.

Telestax CPaaS Sales Certification

According to a recent report by Synergy Research Group, the CPaaS market is experiencing a 40 percent yearly growth rate, with IDC forecasting a market size of nearly $11 billion by 2022. As communications companies increasingly focus on bringing cloud-based APIs to their enterprise customers, the need for training, knowledge, and best practices has emerged.

“At Telestax, our global partners are heavily skilled at selling voice, SMS, UCaaS, and other telephony products, but oftentimes CPaaS is a new beast,” said Veena Vadgama, VP of Marketing for Telestax. “We custom-designed a CPaaS sales certification program for these international sales teams. Telestax trainers

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AVANT Communications’ Business Surges Globally with 8×8; Named an 8×8 Open Channel Program Platinum Partner

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the premier distributor for next generation technology, has been named as an 8×8 Open Channel Program Platinum Partner. This recognition highlights AVANT’s commitment and success in delivering the 8×8 Open Communications Platform™, which uniquely combines cloud voice, team chat, video meetings and contact center in a single solution, through its global network of Trusted Advisors.

“We are very excited to have attained the Platinum tier in the 8×8 Open Channel Program, which was only made possible through the performance of our exceptional Trusted Advisor community,” said AVANT President Drew Lydecker. “During this time of accelerated demand and adoption of enterprise cloud communications solutions, 8×8’s proven track record providing a reliable global infrastructure, top-of-the-line functionality and business integration capabilities is a key differentiator. Together we are empowering the growth

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Statement From Louis Audet With Regard to the Unsolicited, Non-Binding Proposal From Altice USA and Rogers Communications Inc.

MONTREAL, Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – As the designated representative of the Audet family, who holds controlling shares of Cogeco Inc. and, indirectly, Cogeco Communications Inc., I want to provide absolute clarity for stakeholders regarding our intentions in response to the recent unsolicited proposal to acquire Cogeco. Our shares are not for sale. And let me be clear, our refusal is not a negotiating position, it is definitive.

Our father launched this company 63 years ago in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, planting the seeds for a business that is an incredible growth story today. The company went public in 1985, and annual revenues at that time had grown to $20M. Today, they are $2.5B. The business is well-managed, growing, strategically positioned for the evolving and dynamic future of the telecommunications and media industries.

My family, in cooperation with our boards of directors and management team, takes great pride

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Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has chosen Gofore as project manager service provider


Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has chosen Gofore as project manager service provider

Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, has chosen Gofore as the provider of its project management services with the aim of securing experienced project management experts to support its development and maintenance projects. Traficom and Gofore have years of cooperation behind them.

The estimated total value of the five-year frame agreement is EUR 4.7 million. There is no minimum purchase commitment included in the agreement.

“The agreement is a great continuation of the long cooperation between Traficom and Gofore. For many years, Gofore has been developing Traficom’s digital services and provided Traficom with project manager expertise. It is great that we can continue to be involved in the development of leading digital services that indirectly cover the entire Finnish population”, says Mikko Lehto, Business Manager, Transport

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Alpha|Stack launches business management SaaS platform providing the communications industry a specialized solution

RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After four years of development, Alpha|Stack a revolutionary business management platform, launched operations on August 10th, 2020. With an integrated CRM, site survey path tool, network management and operation software, Alpha|Stack is optimized for communications companies to utilize as one business management platform enabling seamless data migration between modules.

Alpha|Stack provides communications companies full internal and external lifecycle management for their organization on one platform. This enables telecom companies to rid themselves of multiple SaaS subscriptions by consolidating business management on one platform resulting in significant savings.

“We are excited to show communications businesses the power of our software,” said John Jenkins Alpha|Stack CEO “We’re confident Alpha|Stack will help companies consolidate business management processes saving them money and resulting in better internal and external communication.”

Instead of paying for many expensive platforms that are largely disjointed from one another, companies

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