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Thursday Pittsburgh Tech News Roundup

Thursday Pittsburgh Tech News Roundup

Article Published: December 4, 2014

Confluence Acquires Fund Analytics Expert Orfival

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 At 9.10.30 AMConfluence, the global leader in investment data management automation, acquired Belgium-based data solutions provider Orfival.

The acquisition will allow Confluence to leverage Orfival’s product expertise and networks to provide an even more comprehensive Fund Analytics offering to the global asset management industry. Orfival was founded in 1999 and has built up its network amongst European asset managers, insurance companies and pension schemes by offering solutions for portfolio management and analytics, performance measurement and attribution, risk and investment compliance reporting services.

In the U.S., where Confluence is the market leader in mutual fund performance calculation, Confluence clients will now have access to Orfival’s performance risk analytics and attribution functionality which will sit hand-in-hand with Confluence’s existing capabilities to provide risk metrics and comparative analysis against benchmarks.

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Apple Box Studios Welcomes Two New Hires

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 At 9.10.12 AMApple Box Studios, a full-service advertising agency and brand management firm, has named Andrea Short as Client Services Manager and Sam Eisen as Copywriter.

Short comes to Apple Box from Corporate Air LLC, where she previously held the position of Director of Pilot Training. At Apple Box Studios, she provides a wide range of services including administrative, financial and project support.

Eisen joins Apple Box after providing online creative communication content for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He will be providing clients with creative copywriting, social media content and proofreading services.

Matrix Solutions Hosts Exclusive Industry Webinar

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 At 9.09.46 AMMatrix Solutions, the leading provider of media CRM & Sales Intelligence Software, is set to host an exclusive industry webinar on December 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST. The webinar will combine three media thought leaders and will reveal their expectations on the future trends of digital advertising.

"Digital is impacting advertising workflows continually," said BJ Boyle. "Because we clearly recognize the importance digital revenue plays in media's future, we established our digital media partnership program and now it's time to show how vendors, like Matrix, can help maximize digital advertising dollars."

For more information on Matrix Solutions visit www.matrixformedia.com.

IT Security listed as #21 in the CyberSecurity 500! Cybersecurity

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 At 9.09.20 AMVentures has announced the first annual edition of the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hot cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015 with Pittsburgh-based IT Security cracking the top 50.

“We selected thousands of potential companies for inclusion in to the Cybersecurity 500, by soliciting feedback from CISOs and end-user security practitioners, visiting dozens of cybersecurity trade shows and conferences to research companies in-person, and conducting extensive online research” said Steve Morgan, founder and CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures.

Cybersecurity 500 Rankings The Cybersecurity 500 does not rank companies by revenues, employees, or annual growth.

“We didn’t think a list of the largest cybersecurity companies would be very useful to our target audience of cyber and IT security decision makers, evaluators, and recommenders” added Morgan. “They already know who the biggest vendors are, so we are trying to create more awareness and recognition for the most innovative cybersecurity companies who they should be looking at.”


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