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  • Message Broadcast Expands Leadership Team with Key Hires
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on July 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Message Broadcast, a leading provider of customer engagement software for the electric utility industry, today announced the appointment of two executives to support its continued growth and product innovation: Ankit Chadha has joined as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations and Sid Shaik has joined as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Message Broadcast automates communication workflows for the world’s leading companies, including approximately 50% of the top 25 electric utilities in the U.S. Its software platform enables utilities to orchestrate, personalize, and deliver customer communications at scale and across several critical use cases, including outages, payments, and energy efficiency. These hires follow the earlier appointments of Scott McClintock as Chief Revenue Officer and Alex Wiley as Chief Financial Officer, the announcement of Message Broadcast’s acquisition by OceanSound Partners and Energy Impact Partners (EIP), and the appointment of Maulik Datanwala as Chief Executive Officer. “I am excited to expand our leadership team at such a pivotal moment in Message Broadcast’s transformation as we align the business to deliver mission-critical products that modernize customer experiences in the electric utility industry,” said Maulik Datanwala. “Both Ankit and Sid have proven track records of building high-performing teams and driving growth and professionalization in their respective functions. With their addition to our leadership team, we are well-positioned to drive market-defining product innovation and sustain our reputation for best-in-class customer experience.” Ankit Chadha, SVP of Customer Operations, leads Message Broadcast’s customer operations efforts, including professional services, customer success, and customer support. He has two decades of customer operations experience in the enterprise software sector. Most recently, Ankit was the Vice President of Customer Operations at PowerSchool, a provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education. Before joining PowerSchool in 2017, Ankit held senior roles across customer operations and professional services at Kofax and SumTotal Systems. Sid Shaik, SVP of Product Management, leads Message Broadcast’s product organization and oversees product strategy and portfolio management. He has over 15 years of experience leading product organizations at several enterprise software companies. Before joining Message Broadcast, Sid was the Head of Product at Cloudera, where he held progressive product leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Sid held product leadership roles at TuneOps, Yahoo, and Qubole. He began his career as an engineer at Oracle. About Message Broadcast Message Broadcast is a leading provider of customer engagement software for electric utilities and other highly regulated industry sectors. With decades of domain expertise, Message Broadcast helps shape customers' experiences through its omnichannel communication platform. Our software solutions drive increased customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, self-service, and conversion across several communication channels and critical use cases, including power outages, payments, and energy efficiency. Message Broadcast is a portfolio company of OceanSound Partners and EIP. For more information, please visit www.messagebroadcast.com. Contacts Alex Goss Stanton agoss@stantonprm.com(203) 260-3985

  • PCI Introduces Strategies to Offset Impending USPS Rate Hike
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on July 15, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#bluecrest--Postal Center International (PCI), an industry leader in mail solutions, is again proactively encouraging businesses to leverage its expertise to reduce the effects of the upcoming United States Postal Service (USPS) postage rate increase, which went into effect yesterday, July 14, 2024. Last adjusted on January 21 of this year, the rates, according to the USPS, will see a 7.8 percent uptick. The cost of a First-Class Forever Stamp will jump to 73 cents, up from 68 cents, while one-ounce metered letters are to be bumped up by five cents to cost 69 cents. International Postcards and one-ounce letters will be increased by 10 cents to cost $1.65. Ismael Diaz, President & CEO of PCI, reaffirmed the company's commitment to supporting clients during these challenging times. “At PCI, we understand the challenges that new rates can bring to your business. We are fully committed to our client-centric values and are here to support you every step of the way. Our dedicated sales team is ready to offer a complimentary assessment, providing personalized strategies and innovative solutions to help ease the financial burden of these rate hikes. Together, we can optimize your mailing practices and uncover opportunities for cost savings, ensuring minimal disruption to your business.” Tom Roberts, Senior Vice President of Client Experience at PCI, emphasized the company's cost-savings expertise in commingling, mail presort, and mail automation solutions. "PCI’s advanced commingling and mail presort solutions, coupled with our state-of-the-art automation technology, have consistently yielded significant savings for our clients. We are dedicated to continuing this strategy and helping businesses streamline their mailing operations in light of the new postal rates." The July 14 rate hike will be the sixth under the United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy since 2022, who in November announced that the entity was set to lose $6.5 billion in 2023, underscoring the need for these adjustments. The rate hikes are part of the USPS’s ongoing 10-year Delivering for America plan to achieve financial sustainability and reduce its projected $160 billion in losses. The USPS, an independent federal agency, serves every address in the United States, including protectorates and international military bases, ensuring the delivery of mail nationwide and beyond. PCI remains steadfast in its mission to provide exceptional white-glove service and cost-effective solutions, ensuring that businesses can thrive despite rising postal costs. For more information on PCI’s solutions and how they can help offset the impact of the postal rate increase, please visit www.pcibrands.com or contact PCI’s sales team for a complimentary assessment on 800-430-7241. About Postal Center International (PCI) Postal Center International (PCI), a company deeply rooted in family values, was founded in 1984 by father-and-son entrepreneurs Luis and Arturo Echarte. Four years later, co-owner Susan Echarte joined the business, currently a leading print, mail, fulfillment, signs, and marketing solutions partner. Under the leadership of President & CEO Ismael Diaz since 2006, PCI has become renowned as one of the nation’s largest state-of-the-art transactional printing, postal, and mail processing solutions organizations. The company’s family of brands employs more than 560 associates, with annual sales of over $500 million, at its locations in the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, and Midwest regions, with a footprint totaling 562K square feet. PCI delivers exceptional mail, print, signs, fulfillment, promotional, packaging, and marketing solutions for enterprise clients in industries such as banking, financial, healthcare, insurance, hospitality, and government nationwide. PCI is a HIPAA-compliant Certified Minority Owned Diverse Supplier at the state and national levels. It holds multiple security, sustainability, and quality certifications, including HITRUST CSF®, TruSight, FDR, PCI DSS, SOC 2 (Type 2), FSC, SFI, PEFC, and G7. Contacts Paula Mescolin | 800.430.7241 Ext. 2091 | paulam@surfpci.com

  • DYOPATH Named to Prestigious MES Midmarket 100
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on July 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DYOPATH, a managed services provider specializing in IT proficiency, cybersecurity, strategic consulting, and AI-driven operational efficiency, announced today that MES Computing, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized DYOPATH on its 2024 MES Midmarket 100 List. The MES Midmarket 100 recognizes top vendors that have proven themselves to be forward-thinking technology providers offering products and services that support midmarket organizations and drive growth and innovation for those customers. MES Computing defines the midmarket as an organization with an annual revenue of $50 million-$2 billion and/or 100-2500 total supported users/seats. Companies were selected based on their go-to-market strategy, how they serve the midmarket, and the strength of their midmarket product portfolios. As the largest privately held MSP and MSSP in the U.S., DYOPATH is proud to be among the many great companies shaping the IT industry today. One of the company’s great passions is having a positive impact on the end users and communities that their clients serve, which is what pushes DYOPATH’s Innovation Lab to find more efficient technologies and smarter cybersecurity protections to evolve IT maturity forward faster. “The MES Computing Midmarket 100 list recognizes the industry’s key vendors that are invested in meeting the technology needs of midmarket organizations. The products and services offered by these manufacturers are helping midmarket businesses innovate, grow and thrive,” said Samara Lynn, senior editor, MES Computing, The Channel Company. “Midmarket businesses are a critical driver of the U.S. economy, and we look forward to seeing how our Midmarket 100 honorees continue to serve this vital market segment.” “We are excited to be recognized with this award,” says Rob Koch, CEO. “To be counted among industry giants is an honor, and we look forward continuing in our mission working with midmarket companies.” “It is an honor to include the MES Midmarket 100 award among the others we have received this year. We are pleased with this industry ranking and being recognized for our high-quality work, valuable products, and important services.” DYOPATH is on a mission to evolve global IT maturity to ensure great organizations can have an even greater impact on those they serve. This award shows that DYOPATH is actively driving the changes that will empower clients to thrive in changing digital landscapes. The MES Computing Midmarket 100 list is featured online at https://www.mescomputing.com/midmarket100. About DYOPATH DYOPATH accelerates the evolution of digital infrastructure so organizations can do more of what they do best. From maximizing efficiency to minimizing downtime, we provide end-to-end IT and cyber support. We never let things like connectivity issues, ransomware, or slow support responses prevent our clients from moving mountains. Our team not only stays current on the latest trends and changes in technology and compliance, but also leads the way in developing new solutions to solve challenges big and small. About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. © 2024 The Channel Company, Inc. The Channel Company logo is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Contacts Rai Cornell, CMO | rai.cornell@dyopath.com

  • Tenovos Named a Leader In 2024 IDC MarketScape for Intelligent Digital Asset Management
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on July 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Tenovos recognized for AI-enhanced productivity and composable approachNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenovos, the modern data-first Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Intelligent Digital Asset Management 2024 Vendor Assessment (doc #US51265723, July 2024). Marci Maddox, IDC Analyst, said, “Consider Tenovos when you are a global product company that owns several brands distributing a significant amount of product and marketing content on a daily basis and looking to quantify productivity gains and content performance with a composable DAM.” As part of the evaluation process, Tenovos was recognized for a number of strengths, including: Asset insights and life-cycle management: Tenovos offers a comprehensive solution for managing the entire content life cycle, from creation and approval to distribution and performance tracking. Activation intelligence tracks content performance across channels, and advanced analytics combines content creation data with usage and audience data to provide a holistic ROI picture. Headless architecture: Tenovos prioritizes innovation and leverages cutting-edge technologies like headless architecture and generative AI. Tenovos offers a composable architecture that supports interoperability with PIMs and CMSs. AI and big data: Tenovos utilizes big data for a 360-degree view of content and audience. Its AI features go beyond basic functionalities, offering functionalities like asset ideation, content recommendations, and passive content tracking to understand content utilization beyond traditional metrics. “Our clients are global enterprise brands under pressure to be more efficient while in parallel creating content that has a greater impact on their business,” said D. Scott Bowen, CEO of Tenovos. He continued, “to achieve this, brands are embracing data, AI, and a composable approach that puts DAM as the center of their entire content supply chain. This creates one source of truth for all content and related productivity and performance metrics, allowing brands to create and deliver optimized media at scale. We’re proud that Tenovos is at the heart of this movement.” Tenovos has brought on several leading global brands as clients in the last year, including Skechers, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Carlsberg, Reckitt, Condé Nast, and Danish Broadcasting. The company, the first DAM in the MACH Alliance, also recently announced the launch of Tenovos Connect, which simplifies integrations with other technologies within the content supply chain and offers 1000+ pre-built connectors. Additionally, the company achieved AWS Retail, Media & Entertainment, and Advertising & Marketing Technology Competency designations, and its SaaS offerings are available for purchase in the AWS Marketplace. About IDC MarketScape IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of technology and service suppliers in a given market. The research utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each supplier’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of technology suppliers can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective suppliers. About Tenovos Tenovos is a data-first digital asset management platform, intuitively designed to empower brands to streamline and automate the traditional complexities of creating and activating global content. Once published, content performance can be measured across channels and campaigns, allowing brand teams to quantify the success of their creative asset investment and its impact on business growth. Learn more at www.tenovos.com. Contacts For more information, contact: Mike Waldron, CMO mike@tenovos.com

  • Mouser Electronics Presents Exclusive Video Interview with Inventor Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on July 15, 2024 at 6:11 pm

    DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is excited to unveil an exclusive video interview with Dean Kamen, engineer, inventor, and founder of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). FIRST is a leading youth-serving nonprofit that advances science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs that teach problem-solving, teamwork, and more. Since 2014, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST as the organization inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded STEM and life skills in hundreds of thousands of young people every year. In the 14-minute video, Kamen discusses engineering, innovation and the future of artificial intelligence. He also stresses how important it is that today’s culture inspires students to participate in the future, which will be heavily driven by technology. "The best way to make sure that every kid in this country has a great future is to give them access to the kinds of skill sets they develop here at FIRST,” Kamen said. "The world of science, technology, and engineering will create for them exciting possibilities for their life that they probably would not have imagined had they not been involved in FIRST." To watch the interview, visit https://www.mouser.com/FIRST#videointerview. "Fostering STEM education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is a large part of our mission here at Mouser," said Kevin Hess, Mouser's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We are dedicated to inspiring young people's interest in science and technology, and we are proud to sponsor a program that supports the brightest young minds and future engineers. The FIRST® Robotics Competition provides students with a platform for innovation and a chance to solve real engineering challenges while helping to build self-esteem." The interview occurred in Houston, Texas, during the 2024 FIRST Championship, where Mouser was the registration sponsor. The 2024 FIRST Championship had more than 18,600 youth from 58 countries worldwide discovered and solved engineering challenges through a series of robotics programs. Mouser was also a major sponsor of the recent FIRST in Texas/UIL State Robotics Championships, also in Houston. Mouser also supports FIRST teams across its community, providing grants for local high school teams. To learn more about how Mouser supports FIRST, visit https://www.mouser.com/first/. For more Mouser news, visit https://www.mouser.com/newsroom/. As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the widest selection of the newest semiconductors, electronic components and industrial automation products. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information. Engineers can stay abreast of today’s exciting product, technology and application news through Mouser’s complimentary e-newsletter. Mouser’s email news and reference subscriptions are customizable to the unique and changing project needs of customers and subscribers. No other distributor gives engineers this much customization and control over the information they receive. Learn about emerging technologies, product trends and more by signing up today at https://sub.info.mouser.com/subscriber/. About Mouser Electronics Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor's website, mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 6.8 million products from over 1,200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 28 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. For more information, visit https://www.mouser.com/. Trademarks Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser Electronics, Inc. All other products, logos, and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Contacts For further information, contact: Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics Senior Vice President of Marketing +1 (817) 804-3833 Kevin.Hess@mouser.com For press inquiries, contact: Kelly DeGarmo, Mouser Electronics Manager, Corporate Communications and Media Relations +1 (817) 804-7764 Kelly.DeGarmo@mouser.com