Archive for September 5, 2019

San Francisco 49ers Use Citrix To Leverage Digital Workspaces

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When the San Francisco 49ers kick off the regular season Sunday, their fans will be treated to a world-class entertainment experience, thanks to some off-season moves the team made to transform its operations. With the help of  its innovation partner, Citrix Systems, Inc. the 49ers have created a digital workspace in which its team off the field can efficiently and securely collaborate to deliver a superior product on the field that delights “The Faithful” around the world.

The 49ers have a long history of innovation. “It’s in our DNA and goes all the way back to Bill Walsh creating the West Coast Offense,” says team President, Al Guido.  “We were the first team to have this offense and everyone has since taken and expanded upon it.”

Staying true to its roots, the 49ers have applied this mantra of on the field innovation to its business operations to improve its efficiency and the experience of its customers.

Changing the Game

Using Citrix digital workspace solutions, the 49ers have created a next-generation digital workspace that enables their team off the field to be as agile and collaborative as their players on the field.

With ShareFile, 49ers employees can quickly and easily access and share the applications and information they need to do their jobs anytime, anywhere using any device.

Employees like lead team photographer Terrell Lloyd, as he and his team capture more than 25,000 images per game that must be organized, categorized and shared with internal and external partners as quickly as possible so that fans can experience the action from all angles.

But most important in Schoeb’s mind is that information can be shared in a secure and reliable way.And with Citrix, security is easy. The 49ers join more than 400,000 – organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – who are using Citrix to drive innovation in the workplace and deliver real business results. Click here to learn more about the company’s solutions and the value they can create for your organization.


Mitel Leveraging Martello Technologies Products To Improve Their Remote Fix Rate

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Martello Technologies Group Inc. announced today that Mitel, a global leader in business communications, is leveraging Martello’s software to monitor more than one million users in Mitel’s network operations center (NOC) as part of a managed service offering. This deployment demonstrates the capacity for even the largest managed service providers to improve their remote fix rate by as much as 30% with Martello’s solution.

Many of the world’s leading brands choose Mitel’s managed service solution, to deliver proactive, reliable service quality on a 24/7 basis. These organizations range from small and medium sized business to large enterprises, in a range of industries including education, hospitality, financial services, government and healthcare.  Martello allows Mitel to deliver service assurance to their customers more proactively, and since implementation in their network operations center, Mitel’s remote fix rate for customers has increased by close to 30%.

Martello’s solutions have been widely acclaimed in the industry. In September 2018, Martello received a Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award for NPM (Network Performance Management)and ranked as Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company, at No. 28 on the Growth 500 list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. In June 2019, Martello was recognized for the second consecutive year on the widely respected Branham300 listing of Canada’s top ICT (Information and Communications Technology) companies.

Dell EMC Introduces New OneFS Updates

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Dell EMC Isilon is announced an update to their OneFS operating system to help companies manage this explosion of data and unlock their Data Capital.

OneFS 8.2.1 delivers hardware-based data reduction features of in-line compression and in-line deduplication on the F810 all-flash platform to enable customers to reduce data centre footprint and optimize storage resources. With Isilon scale-out NAS solutions powered by OneFS 8.2.1, organizations can modernize their storage infrastructure to support their IT transformation.

For more details on this announcement, please check out Dell EMC’s latest blog here.

GM Announces New In-Vehicle Tech Powered By Google

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General Motors today announced plans to introduce new in-vehicle technology that will enhance the overall customer experience and make it easier than ever for customers to bring their digital lives into future connected vehicles.

GM’s research shows that many customers prefer an embedded technology experience in the vehicle, and increasingly expect seamless integration between the tech in their hands and the tech in their vehicle. Listening to customer feedback, GM will work with Google to bring new options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to compatible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in regions around the world beginning in 2021. Broad deployment across all GM vehicle brands is expected to roll out in the years following.

Future GM infotainment systems will continue to be powered by Android, which enables GM to bring familiar and enhanced experiences from Google to the vehicle:

  • Voice Assistant: With the built-in Google Assistant, drivers can make the most of their time in the vehicle and easily get things done hands-free using just their voice. Drivers can use the Assistant to make calls or text a friend, play a favorite radio station or podcast, close the garage door (requires compatible smart home devices) or even change the temperature in the vehicle, all while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

The Assistant integration will continue to evolve over time, so that drivers in the future will be able to simply use their voice to engage with their vehicle, which could include renewing their OnStar or Connected Services plans, checking on their tire pressure, scheduling service and more.

  • Embedded Navigation: Google Maps in the vehicle is constantly up-to-date and helps drivers navigate with real-time traffic information, automatic re-routing and lane guidance. With the Assistant, drivers can use voice to navigate home, share their ETA, find the nearest gas station and EV charging stations (based on availability) or ask about a store’s hours without needing a phone.
  • In-Vehicle Applications: The Google Play Store lets drivers find their favorite apps and services designed specifically for in-vehicle use. Drivers can listen to the same albums, podcasts and audiobooks in the vehicle as at home and stay connected with their most important contacts on communication apps.


  • While using Google applications and services, the driver must always remain attentive.
  • Additional services and data may be required.
  • Full feature details will be available closer to launch.

Sonos Announces Multiple Products For Your Listening Enjoyment

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Today, Sonos announces Move. Move marks the beginning of a new era for Sonos—one where brilliant sound not only fills your home, but extends to every part of your day.


Move is available for $499. Pre-order starts today with global availability September 24.

  • Powerful and versatile with smart, adaptable sound, Sonos Move is the durable, battery-powered smart speaker built for indoors, outdoors, and on the go.
  • Move is the ultimate expression of Sonos’ commitment to freedom of choice – every streaming service, multiple voice assistants, WiFi or Bluetooth, connected to the Sonos system or all on its own.
  • Move features Automatic Trueplay that tunes itself to perfectly balance the sound for anywhere you listen.

A smart system that prioritizes choice, Sonos has two additional products launching this fall – Sonos Port and Sonos One SL.


Sonos One SL, a smart speaker without integrated microphones, delivering rich, room-filling sound identical to Sonos One. One SL is available for $229. Pre-order starts today with availability September 12.

Sonos_Port_2Sonos Port, the successor to the original Connect, expands the Sonos smart sound system to traditional stereos and receivers. Port is available for $499. Pre-order starts today with limited availability on and through select retailers on September 12. Full availability January 2020.