Axway works with National Oilwell Varco to innovate and ensure critical business services are online 24/7

Integration of AMPLIFY™ API Management and Microsoft Azure enhances customer experience in a hybrid world

Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) announced it is integrating with Microsoft Azure to provide an open API platform that helps National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deliver reliable and secure business services around the clock.

NOV is a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment and components used in the energy industry. In line with its commitment to pursuing purposeful innovation and fostering a service-first culture, NOV worked with a team from Axway to integrate AMPLIFY API Management in a hybrid-cloud configuration deployed for high availability.

“Our APIs are an integral part of our digital transformation strategy, and we wanted a trusted partner that would meet our long-term operational needs,” explains Manoj Kona, Director, IT at NOV. “We narrowed down a list of more than 45 different vendors to a shortlist of just three industry leaders. Of

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Hg reinvests in business services provider Citation

European tech specialist Hg has reinvested in human resources and legal services provider Citation Group after agreeing to sell a controlling interest in the UK company to KKR in August.

Citation provides legal and human resources support for small- and medium-sized enterprises across the UK from offices in Wilmslow, Norwich, Belfast and Glasgow. It has 900 employees and annual revenues of about £65m. The company, founded in 1996, was acquired by Hg in 2016 from mid-market firm ECI Partners for £185m. Since then, the business has doubled its customer base to about 40,000 SMEs.

Hg said it acted on an option to acquire a co-controlling stake with KKR in the sale agreement it announced this summer. Under that deal, Hg said it would realise around £25.8m of estimated cash proceeds from the sale.

Chris Morris, chief executive of the Citation Group, said: “To attract the backing of two world-class investors

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Axway works with National Oilwell Varco to innovate and ensure critical business services are online 24/7 – Press Release

PHOENIX–(Business Wire)–Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) announced it is integrating with Microsoft Azure to provide an open API platform that helps National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deliver reliable and secure business services around the clock.

NOV is a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment and components used in the energy industry. In line with its commitment to pursuing purposeful innovation and fostering a service-first culture, NOV worked with a team from Axway to integrate AMPLIFY API Management in a hybrid-cloud configuration deployed for high availability.

“Our APIs are an integral part of our digital transformation strategy, and we wanted a trusted partner that would meet our long-term operational needs,” explains Manoj Kona, Director, IT at NOV. “We narrowed down a list of more than 45 different vendors to a shortlist of just three industry leaders. Of those companies, we felt that Axway offered the optimal package of software, services, and

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Orange Business Services and De Beers co-innovate geofencing solution to enhance crew safety in offshore mining


Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations. The new solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, currently the world’s largest offshore diamond mining vessel owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia and operating up to 150 km off the coast of Namibia, in southern Africa.


Diamond mining vessels bring crew and heavy machinery into relatively close proximity, and De Beers is committed to ensuring the highest standards of operating safety for all personnel. The Orange IoT solution was developed in response to De Beers’ ‘zero harm’ objectives. It followed an initial engagement and joint exploratory workshop with the Orange Business

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Orange Business Services and De Beers Co-innovate Geofencing Solution to Enhance Crew Safety in Offshore Mining – Press Release

PARIS & JOHANNESBURG–(Business Wire)–Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations. The new solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, currently the world’s largest offshore diamond mining vessel owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia and operating up to 150 km off the coast of Namibia, in southern Africa.

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Co-creation approach supports De Beers’ ‘zero harm’ health and safety objectives in a heavy industrial environment (Photo: Business Wire)

Diamond mining vessels bring crew and heavy machinery into relatively close proximity, and De Beers is committed to ensuring the highest standards of operating

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Restaurants top of mind in Small Business Services Commissioner Jonnel Doris’ meeting with Queens Community Board 5

But that sympathy aside, the Commissioner is in a bind. What’s best for restaurants is only one of the determining factors of reopening policy for the city. Public health is another factor, Doris said. 

“I just think that restraints that we have at the moment, both from [the standpoints of] the health crisis and trying to get our businesses open—it’s a delicate balance that we have to have,” he said.

Such is the tension that has defined the monthslong reopening process. Last week the city announced restaurants could open indoor dining at a quarter capacity by the end of the month, nominally ending a prolonged pressure campaign from the industry. But restaurants and advocates say it’s not enough to keep the industry afloat, and they continue to push for the full reopening of indoor dining.

“It makes a big difference between September, or October, or even November. December is maybe

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Tambla snaps up Datacom Business Services

Credit: Datacom

Australian workforce management and optimisation solutions provider Tambla has acquired Datacom Business Services, part of Datacom’s enterprise payroll service business in Australia, in a move aimed at building out the company’s national customer base.

Datacom Business Services (DBS) operates as a payroll service provider and system integrator that deals in payroll services, SAP system integration and hosted services for its long-term government and enterprise customers, according to Tambla.  

It is understood the business unit represents a small part of Datacom’s payroll solutions business in Australia, containing about 40 staff, all of whom will move over to the Tambla camp. 

Based in North Sydney, Tambla bills itself as an enterprise human resources (HR) software company that delivers cloud-first, intelligent workforce solutions to organisations with large ‘shift-based’ workforces. 

The company claims more than 200 customers in over 5,800 locations globally, including leading organisations within government, global ports, aviation, transportation, retail,

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Business services hard hit by coronavirus, but corporate lawyers are doing well

Business travel agencies have been hard hit. Photo: Benjamin van Waart/Flickr

Turnover in the Dutch business services sector fell 18.5% in the second quarter of this year, with the advertising and travel sectors particularly hard hit, national statistics agency CBS said.

The last major decline in turnover was the final quarter of 2009, at the height of the credit crisis, when business service sales fell by nearly 8%, the CBS said.

The travel sector saw sales plunge 90% in the second three months of the year, as coronavirus put paid to business travel and events. Advertising agencies saw their turnover fall by around one third while market research firms lost some 20%.

Nevertheless, one sector was able to benefit from the crisis. Corporate law firms and legal advisors booked 2% more profit during the second quarter, although this is a lower increase than in previous months, the CBS said.

By

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Montgomery County Business Services says plenty of aid from CARES Act still available

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Senate Republicans have introduced a stimulus bill that will be voted on Thursday. It includes $300 of federal unemployment benefits and a new wave of PPP loans.

It does not mention a second round of stimulus checks or new funding for state and local governments.

It is not expected to get the 60 votes needed to pass.

Wednesday, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Business Services said they can’t speak for all counties, but there is still plenty of money for local aid.

Both Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman said they want to see more federal aid to state and local governments. Montgomery County received $92 million from the CARES act, but like all governments, are restricted from using it to offset revenue losses caused by the pandemic.

“Ohio cities in particular are in a tough situation because a lot of them rely on

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Services sector growth slows in August but still positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, slowed in August after big rebounds in June and July, indicating lingering problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its index of activity in the services activity showed a reading of 56.9% in August, down 1.2 percentage-points from the July reading of 58.1.

Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the services sector. By that measure, the services sector has shown growth for three straight months after taking a big hit in the spring when the country shut down to combat the coronavirus.

Business activity and new orders continued to expand in August but at a slower pace than the July surge. The index measuring employment contracted for a sixth straight month, a sign of the millions of workers who have been laid off or furloughed in service industries such

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