Verisma Adds to its Industry-Leading Online Suite of Self-Service Consumer Solutions

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Extends convenience to attorneys

Verisma Systems, Inc., an industry leader in disclosure management technology and services to the US provider market, has announced the expansion of their ground-breaking Verisma Request App™ (VRA) technology. Verisma will now offer the same self-service capabilities, along with an expanded online request management portal, to 3rd party attorney organizations. Verisma’s expanded VRA platform and request management portal will provide attorneys with a remote, self-managed approach to electronic record ordering, tracking, payment, and delivery. This change will enhance efficiency and compliance, result in a more satisfied requestor experience, and eliminate the stress on providers of a paper-driven manual request process.

Benefits of VRA Attorney include:

  • Up to a 50% reduction in total request turn-around-times with elimination of a paper driven request mail process, a manual paper request intake and logging process, and a manual delivery of paper record copies.

  • Up to a 30% reduction in labor, supplies and postage costs with less need of a manual paper request intake, manual paper record copy distribution, and manual call support process.

  • Strengthened compliance through advanced e-request/e-delivery capabilities significantly reducing common manual paper request entry and paper record copy delivery errors.

  • Improved requestor satisfaction with ability to self-manage the entire request experience online while receiving record copies faster than ever before.

About Verisma: From our technology to our people and our partnerships, we believe our purpose is to protect truth and accuracy. Learn more about our disclosure management system at verisma.com.

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Nokia signs multiyear deal to migrate its data center infrastructure to Google Cloud

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Networking equipment provider Nokia announced that it has signed a multiyear agreement to use Google as its cloud infrastructure provider. Nokia said it will migrate its global data centers and servers, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure over an 18- to 24-month period.

Nokia said the deal reflects the company’s operational shift toward a cloud-first IT strategy. The cloud move is also meant to help Nokia manage its digital operations and expand collaboration capabilities for its employees working remotely amid the pandemic.

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 Under the deal, Nokia will use a suite of Google Cloud products and services, with its infrastructure and applications running in the public cloud or via SaaS model. The companies have also worked out a customized migration schedule that will allow Nokia to exit its data centers more quickly. Google Cloud will deploy strategic systems integrators, solutions specialists, and engineers to ensure a stable migration, the companies said.

“Nokia is on a digital transformation path that is about fundamentally changing how we operate and do business,” said Ravi Parmasad, VP of Global IT Infrastructure at Nokia. “This is crucial for how our employees collaborate so that we continue to raise the bar on meeting the needs of our customers. Given Nokia’s digital ambitions and plans, this is an ideal time for Nokia to be taking this step with Google Cloud to accelerate our efforts; and doing all of this in a secure and scalable way.”

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Facebook’s Festive Playbook Lays Out Consumer Trends For Businesses To Shine This Diwali

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Festive Playbook will help brands build campaigns based on current consumer trends for Diwali and beyond

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Facebook on Wednesday launched Festive Playbook which through video, AR (augmented reality), influencers, vernacular and messaging will drive discovery of brands, shopping and celebrations to help brands connect with shoppers digitally this Diwali.

The Festive Playbook comes on the back of a series of efforts by Facebook to work with the industry, and help the recovery of businesses from the pandemic.

“Diwali and the weeks leading up to it are critical to businesses in India and consequently to the economy. More than half the purchases in key festival spends of fashion and tech devices are now influenced by what consumers see on their mobile phones.A significant digital acceleration has happened on the back of social media, and with 400M+ Indians connected on the Facebook family of apps in India, we will play a consequential role this festive season in both brand discovery and delivering truly incremental business outcomes,” said Facebook India director and head of global marketing solutions (GMS) Sandeep Bhushan.

“Digital influence has increased significantly. This season, marketers can leverage digital to drive brand discovery among relevant consumer segments, drive performance marketing and ride the e-commerce wave, and build new age innovations to engage with consumers.” added GroupM (South Asia) chief executive officer Prasanth Kumar.

There will be a potential surge in demand as the Facebook-Boston Consulting Group consumer behavior study had revealed that consumers plan to increase online spends for key consumer categories such as apparel, consumer packaged goods, mobile phones, home care, and

Netflix Thinks It’s So Great, You Don’t Even Need to Check Out How Great It Is

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If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.



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Streaming giant Netflix quietly did away with its 30-day trial in the U.S., according to CNET, just like Disney+, which stopped offering free trials back in June. The U.S. is not the only market where Netflix has decided to end its free trial. The company ended trial periods in Mexico and several other countries as far back as two years ago.

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“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer,” Netflix’s free trial help page now reads. In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson said the company is currently looking at different marketing promotions in the U.S. to “attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.”

If you’re disappointed, that’s understandable. Who doesn’t like to get something for free, even if it’s for a limited time? If you’re planning on signing up for your own Netflix account, you’ll need to shell out a minimum of $9 month.

This might have to do with the fact that Netflix is currently offering specific TV shows and movies to watch for free, which it began doing in August. Current free titles include Stranger Things, Bird Box, and When They See Us, which, honestly, are worth watching whether you want to pay for Netflix or not.

It’s also worth noting that several other streaming services still offer free trials. Hulu offers one month free, while CBS All Access, Shudder, and HBO Max offer a free week. And Peacock offers an entire free

With a new focus on marketing software, NewsCred relaunches as Welcome

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The company formerly known as NewsCred has a new name and a new product: Welcome.

Co-founder and CEO Shafqat Islam explained that this follows a broader shift in the company’s strategy. While previously known as a content marketing business, Islam said NewsCred has been increasingly focused on building a broader software platform for marketers (a platform that it uses itself).

Eventually, this led the company to sell its content services business to business journalism company Industry Dive and its owner Falfurrias Capital Partners over the summer. Now Welcome is officially unveiling its new brand, which it’s also using for its new marketing orchestration software.

“It’s not often not often that startups like ours get to close one chapter and open another chapter,” Islam said. “We kind of went back to being a Series A, Series B startup, iterating and working very closely with our customers.”

While today is the official launch of Welcome platform, Islam said the company has been moving the software in this direction for the past year, and that this side of the business has already seen significant growth, with daily average users up 300% year-over-year.

Islam also suggested that while this was the right time to come up with a new company name, it’s something that’s been discussed repeatedly in the past.

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“Every time we raised money ever in last 10 years, the new investor would say, ‘What about the name? Can we change it?'” he recalled. “We could never do it, because we had this content heritage built up and enough brand equity. Finally, with this deal, and with the launch of the new software … we came up with the name Welcome.”

While there’s no shortage of marketing software out there already, Islam said marketers need an orchestration