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Construction underway of a 20MW facility to meet customer demand in Africa’s largest data center market

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, announced today the construction of a second campus (JNB2) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The JNB2 Isando campus is strategically located in Ekurhuleni, the greater Johannesburg Metropol’s trade and industry hub, and approximately 17 kilometers from Vantage’s growing JNB1 Midrand campus. JNB2 is sited near the OR Tambo International Airport and less than two kilometers from the NAPAfrica neutral Internet eXchange in a region that serves as the cloud on-ramp for a number of large technology companies.

“South Africa continues to be a cornerstone for Vantage’s EMEA growth outside of continental Europe,” said Antoine Boniface, president, Vantage Data Centers, EMEA. “Investing in a seco ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
December, 2022 with more than 500 guests in attendance to witness prestigious Middle East-based agencies and in-house communication teams finalists battling it for top recognition across th hosted its largest-ever Awards edition on 8Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA)The 44 award categories.


The Awards ceremony not only witnessed exemplary communication campaigns that were conceptualized and executed by local PR teams but also demonstrated the kind of impact they had on society. According to the Awards organizers, this exhibited the value the industry is adding to businesses and organizations in the region.


This year’s awards, which attracted close to 800 entries, saw PR teams contest in various categories including Best in Market, People & Teams, Techniques, and Sector & Services for a chance to showcase their creativity.


The Large Agency of th ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) has once again been recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability by the global environmental non-profit organization CDP. JT achieved a place on CDP's prestigious "A List"1 for tackling climate change for the fourth consecutive year.

JT is one of 283 companies in the world and 74 companies in Japan that were included on the "Climate Change A List", out of more than 15,000 companies participating in the CDP environmental disclosure program in 2022. This marks JT's fifth recognition for climate change following 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

In 2019, the JT Group launched the “JT Group Environment Plan 2030”, reflecting changes in its business environment, with energy and emissions, natural resources and waste as key focus areas. Specific examples of measures the Group is taking to reduce its contribution to climate change, include the introduction of renewable energ ... Read more »

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland - Wednesday, 14. December 2022 AETOSWire

Last trading day of Vifor registered shares: 22 December 2022

Delisting date of Vifor registered shares: 23 December 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Regulatory News:


Vifor Pharma AG ("Vifor") announced today that the Commercial Court St. Gallen has cancelled (kraftlos erklärt) all remaining publicly held registered shares of Vifor with a nominal value of CHF 0.01 each (each a "Vifor Share"). The Commercial Court's decision has become legally effective (rechtskräftig) and is published in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt; SHAB) by the Commercial Court.

Vifor further announced today that SIX Exchange Regulation AG has determined the last trading day and the delisting date of the Vifor Shares at and from SIX Swiss Exchange as follows:

Last trading day: 22 December 2022 ... Read more »

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Following the retirement of the IE11 browser, Officeworks maintained smooth and continuous functionality of critical CRM and customer support systems which relied on the browser

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, today announced that Officeworks has leveraged Rimini Connect™ for Browsers, part of the Rimini Connect™ suite of integration and interoperability solutions, to help the company maintain stability of its core functions in the wake of the retirement of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

As Australia’s leading retailer of office products, supplies, furniture, technology, and education resources, Officeworks is committed to “making bigger things happen for its customers.” It relies on its SAP CRM and ERP solutions for everything from customer s ... Read more »

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Milestone Technologies, Inc., a leading global IT Services provider, partners with The Halifax Group to accelerate the organization’s growth trajectory.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Milestone Technologies Inc. (“Milestone”), a leading global IT Services provider, announced that The Halifax Group (“Halifax”), a middle market private equity firm that partners with management to invest in market-leading companies, completed a control investment in Milestone. In addition, Two Sigma Impact, a private equity firm focused on utilizing data science and technology to drive employee engagement, made a minority investment, and H.I.G. Capital will continue to maintain an equity stake in Milestone.

The new investment will enable Milestone to continue to accelerate and execute on the company’s strategic vision of building an employee-first culture and broadening its suite of services and solutions.

“We are very excited about our new partners ... Read more »

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DULUTH, Ga. - Wednesday, 14. December 2022 AETOSWire Print 

2023 achievement showcases farmer-first innovation across the company’s popular brand portfolio.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, received ten AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2023. Each year, an international panel of engineering experts recognizes the year’s 50 most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. AGCO’s ten AE50 awards span the company’s strong brand portfolio, including Fendt, Fuse, Intelligent Ag, Massey Ferguson, and Precision Planting.

“Innovation is core to our vision of being farmers’ most trusted partner for industry-leading, smart farming solutions and we’re honored to be recognized with te ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Wednesday, 14. December 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sisvel International S.A. (“Sisvel”) today announced the launch of its 5G Multimode (5G MM) Licensing Program.

The 5G MM Program offers a single solution to license Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) for the use of cellular standards up to and including 5G. The license offer will be focused on consumer electronic products, and includes the 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G SEPs owned by 14 founding companies: Alfred Consulting LLC, Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, KDDI Corporation, Koninklijke KPN N.V., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., Technology in Ariscale, LLC, Telefónica S.A., TIM S.p.A., Wilus Inc., Wireless Innovations, LLC and Sisvel. Sisvel is also continuing discussions with various additional companies that may have an interest in joining the pool.

“Sisvel’s 5G MM program will be the only cellular patent pool ... Read more »

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30 winners honored with Engineering The Change (Team) and Engineer At Heart (Individual) awards across nine categories
Inaugural program, developed in association with ISG and CNBC-TV18, draws more than 120 nominations from 70+ global companies.
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Thirty enterprise teams and individuals from around the world have been named winners of the first-ever Digital Engineering Awards, launched this year by L&T Technology Services (LTTS) in association with Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, and leading business news channel CNBC-TV18.

The winners were honored during a gala dinner and awards ceremony held last night at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, in Jersey City, N.J., U.S.A.

The Digital Engineering Awards, a first-of-its-kind initiative for the global ER&D community, celebrates the engineering, R&D, and technology work of engineering teams and individuals who are c ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, 14. December 2022


Tile of Spain, the official umbrella brand that represents the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association, plans to lead the field of sustainable ceramic tile usage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sustainable ceramics have multiple benefits including raising the environmental efficiency of housing and buildings in the country in addition to many other advantages in their application

Although the UAE continues to derive at least 30 percent of its GDP directly from oil and gas, with the majority of the remaining amount coming from industries like tourism and construction, the country has stated its ambition to attain net zero emissions by 2050.

Determined to adapt its production processes to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Spanish ceramic tile sector has been making technological and innovative improvements to its production processes to achieve result ... Read more »

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PARIS LA DÉFENSE - Wednesday, 14. December 2022 


  • Thales is at the forefront of innovation and growth in the software monetization industry, driving a growth strategy against disruptive technologies, value chain compression, and industry convergence.
  • Thales contributes to a market that is otherwise lacking in adequate software licensing management production because of cost, remote work, a global labor shortage, and digital transformation.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Thales, with its Sentinel Platform for License and Entitlement Management, has been awarded the Best Practices Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award in the global software license management market. Recognized among other companies that successfully deploy best practices, growth strategies, and strategic analytics across a value chain, Thales received the Market Leadership Award for achieving the grea ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, 14. December 2022 AETOSWire Print 

In support of the UAE’s Net Zero Target by 2050 and UAE circular economy policy

Dulsco Group, the leading integrated solutions provider across the UAE, has signed a Climate-Responsible Pledge in support of the UAE’s decarbonisation drive and in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, to fulfil both national and international climate commitments.

The Pledge, signed in collaboration with the Government of the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, took place in a ceremony held at Ajman X - Ajman Accelerators. Dignitaries of the event included H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, H.E Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment and H.E. Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department. The e ... Read more »

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The new biodiversity and water ambitions are introduced in a dedicated report that outlines PMI's approach to preserve nature, building on its 2025 Roadmap

(BUSINESS WIRE)--As world leaders gather at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM) is proud to announce ambitions that align with the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

The company’s new ambitions on biodiversity and water strengthen PMI’s actions to address the environmental impacts of its business operations, which it currently manages through two main strategies: Tackle Climate Change and Preserve Nature. PMI intentionally structured the new ambitions to maximize their impact around a 10-year span, from 2023 to 2033.

Detailing its strategy to Tackle Climate Change, PMI’s 2021 Low-Carbon Transition Plan brought forward the company’s ambitions to achieve carbon neutrality in its direct operations (scopes 1+2) by 2025, and to achieve ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- HCLSoftware, a division of HCL Technologies (HCLTech), launched its new brand identity and logo, positioning of Fueling the Digital+ Economy. The brand-new positioning of this $1 billion+ software company reflects its commitment to customers and prospects in helping them thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

The company’s new HCLSoftware brand and logo will represent its four areas of expertise — AI and Intelligent Automation, Data, Analytics and Insights, Digital Transformation, and Enterprise Security – fueling the Digital+ economy.

“In just a few years, we’ve built a software company that proudly powers 66% of the Fortune 100 and 45% of the Fortune 500 — and we look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities of our expanding markets and our ever-changing world,” said Rajiv Shesh, Chief Revenue Officer at HCLSoftware. “Now our strategy is evolving to fuel our next phase of growth and pr ... Read more »

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HAYWARD, Calif. - Wednesday, 14. December 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mawi DNA Technologies (Mawi), a medical device company focusing on the development of innovative technologies for biological sample collection, announced today that it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with the Moroccan Ministry of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies (MICEPP) as well as with the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) to explore a joint venture with Mawi’s local partner BIOTESSIA to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Morocco to serve the African market. The new facility would help fulfill Africa’s need for health sovereignty and accessibility, and Morocco was chosen as the site because it can also function as a launchpad to serve European markets.

"We are excited for the opportunity to expand into Africa through this joint venture with BIOTESSIA as we feel our technology offers unique solutio ... Read more »

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SEOUL, South Korea - Wednesday, 14. December 2022

“From my Battle to Our War!”

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wemade unveiled powerful Tier II items for its MMORPG masterpiece, MIR4, on December 13th.

Tier II items, such as Magic Stone, Spectrumite and Spirit Treasure, have been added through this update.

Users who succeed in combining Tier II items can get items that are one grade higher. There's also a certain chance to obtain XDRACO items.

Tier II Magic Stones and Spirit Stones of epic or higher grade can be made even more powerful through Special Enhancement. For Special Enhancement, Items of the same grade and tier are required, as well as the resource 'Dragonsteel'.

A bountiful festival including a Christmas event will also be held to celebrate the year-end.

Through the 14-day attendance event, users can obtain "Snowflake Box" items containing special year-end gifts, which include various Summon Tick ... Read more »

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