Alpega Partners with FourKites to Deliver Supply Chain Visibility in North America, Europe and Latin America

The global partnership enables Alpega customers to strengthen their connected supply chain ecosystems with predictive data

Alpega, a global provider of cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS), today announced it has partnered with FourKites, a global leader in real-time and predictive supply chain visibility for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers, as part of its strategic value-adding partner ecosystem.

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The partnership delivers integrated real-time, in-transit freight tracking across all modes and serves Alpega customers of all industries and verticals, enabling improved visibility and reduced supply chain costs.

“Successful end-to-end supply chain planning and execution requires real-time visibility and dependable predictive ETAs,” said Matt Elenjickal, CEO at FourKites. “Our predictive visibility platform leverages machine learning and advanced analytics to provide supply chain professionals with the real-time data needed to make informed, trusted decisions, and to remain agile in the face of any circumstance.”

The partnership combines the modular, scalable transportation management solution, Alpega TMS, with FourKites’ global, multimodal real-time transportation visibility platform. With the largest integrated carrier-base, this integration gives Alpega customers enhanced live shipment tracking and visibility data directly linked to the transportation order in Alpega TMS, providing actionable insights to drive operational efficiencies across supply chain operations.

“Our strategy when it comes to partnerships, is to work with the best to complement our TMS product portfolio,” said Todd DeLaughter, CEO at Alpega Group. “Our partnership with FourKites will provide our customers globally with the critical transportation technology and valuable timely data they need to create a competitive advantage. We look forward to the opportunities this strategic relationship will provide our joint customer base.”

Alpega TMS brings transparency and efficiency to all trading partners across the supply chain through one shared data set and collaborative platform for managing

North Carolina’s COVID-19 exposure app has 100,000 downloads

In the two weeks since it was launched, North Carolina’s COVID-19 exposure app, SlowCOVIDNC, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

But Sam Gibbs, the deputy secretary for technology and operations at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, said the app shouldn’t necessarily be judged by the absolute number of North Carolinians who download it.

That’s because the state, he said, is being very specific about who it is marketing the app to. Rather than invest in widespread and expensive marketing to all residents in the state, DHHS is targeting the app toward specific populations.

For example, a large majority of people who have downloaded SlowCOVIDNC are students in the UNC System, community colleges or private universities in the state.

“It is not an overall number (of downloads) we are looking for — we are trying to get concentrations in places that” are at high risk, Gibbs said in a phone interview.

“Take higher ed, for example,” he said. “What was attractive with that is early on the largest spreads were in congregate living. What do colleges have? Dorms. The universities were very keen on getting significant numbers on the app.”

Like many states, North Carolina is using technology created by Apple and Google to create its COVID-19 exposure app. Virginia became the first state to launch one in August, and by September more than 500,000 people had downloaded it, according to WVTF, a public radio station in Roanoke, Virginia.

Virginia took a more blanket marketing approach than North Carolina’s targeted one, Gibbs said. As North Carolina’s schools try to return to on-campus instruction next semester, the app could become an important tool, Gibbs added, noting Eastern Carolina University plans to use it heavily.

North Carolina launched its app on Sept. 22, making it available for free

Two North American hospitality merchants hacked in May and June

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In a security alert published on Thursday, US payments processor Visa revealed that two North American hospitality merchants were hacked and had their system infected with point-of-sale (POS) malware earlier this year.

POS malware is designed to infect Windows systems, seek POS applications, and then search and monitor the computer’s memory for payment card details that are being processed inside the POS payments apps.

“In May and June 2020, respectively, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) analyzed malware samples recovered from the independent compromises of two North American merchants,” Visa said.

The US payments processor didn’t name either of the two victims due to non-disclosure agreements involved in investigating the incidents.

Visa published on Thursday a security alert [PDF] with a description of the two security breaches and the malware used in the attacks in order to help other companies in the hospitality sector scan their networks for indicators of compromise.

June hack: Hackers used three different POS malware strains

Of the two incidents, the second one that occurred in June is the most interesting, from an incident response (IR) perspective.

Visa said it found three different strains of POS malware on the victim network — namely RtPOS, MMon (aka Kaptoxa), and PwnPOS.

The reason why the malware gang deployed three malware strains is unknown, but it could be that attackers wanted to make sure they get all the payment data from across different systems.

Visa, which also provides incident response services in financial crime-related breaches, said the intruders breached the hospitality

North America Healthcare Application Programming Interface (API) Market Report 2020 – Press Release

Dublin, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “North America Healthcare API Market by Services, by End User, by Deployment, by Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North America Healthcare API Market is expected to witness market growth of 5.6% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

Patient-centric healthcare is a developing value-based model for healthcare services, which has brought about an improvement in care quality, better results, and more prominent patient satisfaction. Developing focus on patient-centric healthcare delivery by means of application programming interfaces (APIs) has been noted over a few past years and the rise of a large group of services, for example, wearable medical gadgets and remote patient monitoring have prodded the demand for healthcare API solutions.

Expanding adoption of Application Programming Interfaces (API) coordinated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) that give straightforwardness and simplicity of healthcare data availability is driving the market development. Besides, improved patient results expanded patient satisfaction, and advancement in the care quality is driving the market expansion. Besides, expanding the requirement for healthcare integration is driving interest.

Incorporation of new work processes between the providers and the payers, the applications which can get to information from EHRs, wearables, and their services, consistent progress of care are some of the important factors expanding the adoption of healthcare API. Inside normalization for different items or work processes will help to effortlessly access the patient’s information.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Market Scope
1.4 Segmentation
1.5 Methodology for the research

Chapter 2. Market Overview
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Overview
2.1.2 Market Composition and Scenario
2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market
2.2.1 Market Drivers
2.2.2 Market Restraints

Chapter 3. Competition Analysis – Global
3.1 Cardinal Matrix
3.2 Recent Industry