NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) today reported results for first quarter ended March 31, 20181Dexter Goei, Altice USA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "In the first quarter of 2018 we continued to see growth of our customer base, revenue, margins and cash flow driven by our significant investments to improve the customer experience. The upgrade and expansion of our network is supporting both the Residential and Business Services segments as we continue to launch new products and services. We successfully introduced Altice One across the Optimum footprint, reaching a milestone of more than 100k customers. We have now begun the rollout of Altice One across the Suddenlink footprint but, even in advance of this launch, Suddenlink saw a significant improvement in customer trends in the quarter. Growth has also been supported by our investment in a4, our newly formed advanced advertising and data business, and we are excited to explore new … [Read more...] about Altice USA Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2018--The funding ratio of state pension plans rose 2.8 percentage points to 70.2 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated (Wilshire®), a diversified global financial services firm. A year ago, Wilshire Consulting’s annual state funding report uncovered a funding ratio of 67.4 percent, and this year’s increase notably reverses two consecutive years of aggregate funded ratio declines.The is based upon data gathered by Wilshire Consulting from the most recent financial and actuarial reports issued by 130 retirement systems sponsored by the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Of the 130 systems studied, 71 systems reported actuarial values on or after June 30, 2017 and the remaining 59 systems last reported prior to that date. It is Wilshire Consulting’s 22 nd report on the funding … [Read more...] about Wilshire Consulting Reports 70.2 Percent Funding Ratio for State-Sponsored Defined Benefit Retirement Systems
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2018--CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI ™ ) and HPI Forecast ™ for March 2018, which shows home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 7 percent year over year from March 2017 to March 2018, while on a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 1.4 percent in March 2018 – compared with February 2018 – according to the CoreLogic HPI. (February 2018 data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results each month.)This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180501005305/en/CoreLogic Home Price Change and Market Conditions for Select Metropolitan Areas; March … [Read more...] about CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Up Again in March, This Time by 7 Percent
HANNOVER MESSE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2018--The vast majority of manufacturers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to “turbocharge” their products and services, finds a new research report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180425005162/en/Companies progress along the four stages of Accenture's 'AI journey'Based on a survey of 500 manufacturing companies in six industries across Europe, North America and Asia, the report notes the ability of AI – particularly when combined with mobile computing and big data analytics – to transform not only core operations, but also worker and customer experiences, and ultimately even business models, and to enable “ Industry X.0 ” strategies.Yet the research found that only a small group is already leveraging AI in a way that Accenture refers to as Applied Intelligence – intelligent … [Read more...] about Industrial Manufacturers Turning to AI to “Turbocharge” Products and Services, According to Accenture Report
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--The "Brachytherapy - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Brachytherapy in US$ Thousand.The report profiles 29 companies including many key and niche players such as:Best Medical International, Inc. (US)Best Vascular, Inc. (US)Boston Scientific Corporation (US)COOK Medical, Inc. (US)C. R. Bard, Inc. (US)Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen & Medizintechnik AG (Germany)Gammex, Inc. (US)Nucletron BV (Netherlands)Oncura, Inc. (US)Sirtex Medical Limited (Australia)Theragenics Corporation … [Read more...] about Global Brachytherapy Strategic Business Report 2018: Leading Players are Nucletron, Oncura, CR Brad, Varian, Theragenics, Eckert and Ziegler BEBIG
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today published the findings of a survey of 200 institutional leaders, titled: “ ”“Presidents, provosts and C-level leaders in higher education told us that institutional analytics are a priority,” said Ellucian Senior Vice President of Product Management, James Willey. “Despite the challenges that come with breaking down data siloes, these leaders are committed to improving operational efficiency for students, faculty and staff.”Analytics is a priority on campusHigher education leaders understand the increasing need for analytics programs on campus. 61 percent of respondents have an analytics program at their institution today and only 1 percent do not have and are not considering an analytics program.Most institutions that have an analytics program have enterprise programs (59 percent) rather than departmental … [Read more...] about Despite Barriers, University Leaders Doubling Down on Analytics Investments
We don't usually cover infographics and comparisons on Android Police - most are biased, pointless, or without much credibility - but this latest data set from appfigures made us stop and do a double-take because it presented interesting stats from a rather reputable app analytics company. appfigures' report looked at 10 different questions regarding the Play Store and App Store and tried to answer them with stats pulled from its Explorer app research tool. The answers are all very interesting in their own right, but a few of them caught our attention. First of all, as shown in the graph at the top of the page, it's clear that more apps are going cross-platform from iOS to Android than the other way around. One way to interpret this is by saying that devs are still in the iOS-first mentality, but I think the narrative has shifted a little over the years. Yes, some apps still release for iOS first, but the lure of Android's large market share may be causing devs who were going … [Read more...] about Some interesting stats about Google Play Store vs. Apple App Store apps and development
Big-data analytics, actionable insights, and powerful outcomes are the de facto expectations for data-analytics programs. Is your data strategy aligned to deliver those results? Organizations are seeking sophisticated analytical techniques and tools to gain more profound insights into how they can capitalize on the blue ocean of data analytics. Listen this week at your office and you’ll undoubtedly hear whisperings about harnessing the power of analytics. It might not be called data management or big-data analytics, and the questions might be more subtle, such as: How do we discover new insights into our products? Which operational capabilities will deliver the highest ROI? How do we leverage our data to generate better strategies and execute with improved confidence? Managers and leaders alike are searching for approaches to tap into the value of big-data analytics. What exactly is a big-data analytics strategy? A comprehensive data analysis foundation Set the frame mentally … [Read more...] about Do you have a data strategy to achieve better organizational analytics?
Pick up tips for maintaining a secure environment that has the least impact on user productivity. Credit: TBStudio/Shutterstock IT staff walk a fine line between providing strong security while maintaining optimal network performance. One always seems to diminish the other to some degree, but both are necessary to support the business. And poor network performance almost always trickles down to users, causing frustration and a spike in the number of help desk calls. Finding a happy medium can be a challenge, but find it you must. A positive user experience is key to keeping employees productive and boosting the bottom line. The sections that follow offer some advice for striking a balance between security and user productivity. MORE: Confessions of an IT Pro: Developers Need Lateral Thinking Monitor the environment Lots of good security measures can put a drain on network resources and ping application responsiveness. Consider endpoint protection, intrusion detection … [Read more...] about The Security vs. User Productivity Balancing Act
The footprints of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems seem to overlap — they both handle contacts and companies and lots of details about orders. Indeed, several ERP vendors claim that CRM, HR and the scheduling of executive golf outings are part of the ERP domain. Consequently, there is sufficient vagueness and confusion on these topics to …ahem… cloud the issue. Since there’s not much confusion about who uses ERP vs. CRM systems, let’s start there. The main users of CRM systems are in the sales and support organizations – they are ultimately customer-facing and they don’t do the actual work of producing and fulfilling orders (they just yell at the people who do that). In contrast, the ERP users are focused on the process and logistics of producing the widgets: factory managers, production schedulers, buyers, supply chain types and finance types. ERP users are … [Read more...] about CRM vs ERP: What’s the difference and which do you need?