Technology deals: NEC, Verizon, AWS, CellPoint, Valid,

NEC, CellPoint Mobile, Valid,, Unisys, Verizon, AWS, Oracle, among others, announced their technology vendor deals.
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NEC and dotData

NEC and dotData announced the provision and operation of dotData platform for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to strengthen analytical capabilities.

NEC has an exclusive license from dotData to provide software, which automates data science processes through artificial intelligence (AI), across Japan.

SMBC Group aims to utilize dotData platform in order to address a variety of business issues, including the marketing of various financial products, such as credit cards and housing loans.

Katsunori Tanizaki, SMBC Group CIO and CDIO, said the bank will be expanding the provision of dotData platform throughout five group companies.

CellPoint Mobile

CellPoint Mobile, a provider of sales and payment-side mobile technology solutions for the airline and travel sectors, has partnered with SaudiGulf Airlines to develop and launch the a mobile app to support booking.


The Vermont State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has selected Valid to provide driver licenses and identification (DL/ID) cards to their residents. Vermont is the third state or territory to issue driver licenses produced by Valid.

Valid will manufacture and issue approximately 200,000 annual secure DMV documents for five years with two one-year extension options under the contract’s terms., an online automotive marketplace, has selected media company The Washington Post to convert the Washington, D.C. market into the direct sales channel. With this agreement, will have converted more than 60 percent of wholesale revenue by the end of 2018 and directly serve 84 percent of dealer customers.

350 dealers will convert from The Washington Post’s affiliate network into’s direct sales channel – giving the ability to directly offer its digital solutions to dealer customers.

Verizon Digital Media

Verizon Digital Media Services announced that its content delivery network is utilized by the main digital media properties for Grupo Clarin, a media group in Argentina. Verizon Digital Media Services will provide technology support to manage video on-demand traffic for main websites, including Radio Mitre, CIMECO, Artear and Clarin.


Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced its deal with the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the United States.

College of Charleston has deployed an Aruba mobile-first network to deliver secure, high-performance wireless access across its 900 acre urban campus including 130+ buildings, outdoor meeting areas, its plantation research area, athletic fields and arenas.

The College of Charleston installed over 1,100 Aruba indoor and outdoor access points, using the latest ArubaOS 8 software, along with AirWave network management.


TiVo said TDS Telecom has selected TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform to bring entertainment solutions to TDS’ customers. TDS Telecom will roll out its new TiVo-powered video solution to both new and existing TV subscribers in both cable operations and wireline service areas.


Loyola Marymount University has selected the Echo360 cloud-based video platform for over 100 classrooms.

Loyola Marymount University is employing a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that combines hardware capture technology with Echo360’s student engagement software and intuitive tools, such as the pre-scheduling capture capability.

SHYFT Analytics

SHYFT Analytics announced its deal with Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals to support the launch of eravacycline, its antibiotic candidate developed to address multidrug-resistant bacteria. SHYFT will empower Tetraphase with novel analytics that provide market intelligence and commercial insights to meet commercialization milestones and help drive a successful drug launch.


MKB Bank in Hungary has implemented Oracle FLEXCUBE, a core banking solution, as part of a restructuring project to streamline its internal and customer-facing operations and provide customers with personalized services across multiple channels.

MKB’s aim is to reduce its go-to-market time for new services such as corporate and retail lending, as well as digital only services, and to manage customer requests more quickly and easily.


Unisys announced a $20 million deal with the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to develop, operate and manage software used for the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Navy Modernized Hybrid Solution. The software developed by Unisys will be used by Navy computer and telecommunications stations as well as by Navy authorities responsible for submarine communications and other critical tactical military activities.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

21st Century Fox has extended its deal with AWS for the vast majority of its key platforms and workloads. The media company is also leveraging AWS’s machine learning and data analytics services.

21st Century Fox has already reduced its data center needs by 50 percent and moved over 30 million assets to Amazon Glacier and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

“We are experiencing the benefits of our long-term relationship with AWS, which started many years ago when we began to modernize the infrastructure and platforms that power our businesses throughout the world,” said John Herbert, chief information officer at 21st Century Fox.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has selected AWS as its provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning workloads.

“Incorporating machine learning into our systems and practices is a great way to take understanding of the game to a whole new level for our fans and the 30 clubs,” said Jason Gaedtke, chief technology officer at Major League Baseball.