DETROIT — A new survey from Detroit-based Compuware Corp. finds that many U.S. businesses with European customers are not prepared to deal with the European Union’s Data Protection Regulations, which go into effect May 25, 2018.
The new laws include “right to be forgotten” customer consent mandates and regulations on how customer data is handled.
U.S. companies will face hefty fines or lawsuits if they don’t comply.
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ROCHESTER — OptimizeRx Corp. (OTCQB:OPRX), an aggregator of pharmaceutical-sponsored services in electronic health records, appointed company director Gus D. Halas as chairman of the board, effective June 30. He will succeed retiring chairman and company founder, David Harrell.
As the company’s CEO until February of last year, Harrell created the first technology and network to automate customized copay savings and other patient support directly within doctors’ existing electronic prescribing workflow.
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TROY — When a Swedish sailboat challenges for the America’s Cup next month in the Atlantic Ocean, a Troy firm’s technology will be at work in the water.
Altair says its HyperMesh, OptiStruct and Radioss software have been used in designing Artemis Racing’s sailboat daggerboards — foils that lift the boat out of the water to cut drag.
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ANN ARBOR — LLamasoft, the Ann Arbor-based developer of supply chain modeling and design software, announced an investment by TPG Group, a private equity firm with offices in Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.
LLamasoft’s technology includes Supply Chain Guru for supply chain design. The company also plans this year to roll out new applications in supply chain visibility, planning, and demand modeling.
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TROY — The engineering technology developer Altair announced the release of version 12.3 of its Flux software for low frequency electromagnetic and thermal simulation.
Flux is intended for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications such as electric rotating machines, actuators and sensors, high power electrical equipment, heat treatment or electromagnetic compatibility.
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DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s Detroit at Work initiative announced the opening of applications for the inaugural TechHire Bootcamp in partnership with Grand Circus, a downtown Detroit technology training company.
The 10-week program provides training and mentorship for Detroit residents interested in becoming entry-level developers. Through hands-on learning, students will be exposed to a variety of essential programming tools, including HTML, CSS, Git/GitHub and SQL/MySQL.
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GRAND RAPIDS — Fox Technologies Inc., the Grand Rapids-based provider of Linux security software, announced the release of BoKS ServerControl 7.1, an access management system for organizations strategically deploying Enterprise Linux.
The company said BoKS ServerControl 7.1 addresses new web-scale infrastructures being used by global financial institutions, governments, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, and technology companies faced with securing access to their most critical systems and data in rapidly changing business environments.
Business and technology executives can no longer rely on legacy tools and script-driven methodologies to cost effectively, and securely manage today’s dynamic IT infrastructure environments. According to annual Linux Foundation reports, there is already a worldwide deficit of Linux administration skills, therefore driving operational managers towards solutions that optimize the use of existing staff, and deliver a forecastable profile and return on investment over the lifespan of the new infrastructure.
“Our customers include many leading global corporations that rely on Fox Technologies to provide real-time controls in order to meet internal and regulatory security requirements across diverse Enterprise Linux environments,” said Mark Lambaise, CTO at Fox Technologies. “BoKS ServerControl provides a centralized solution to keep pace with changes in IT infrastructure and security requirements to remain in compliance, as they digitally transform their business … No other product on the market for Linux/UNIX critical infrastructure offers this level of granular access control, nor use-cases for wide scope of deployment architectures.”
Fox Technologies will be in Booth 318 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston through May 4.
Fox Technologies, a portfolio company of Parallax Capital Partners, is a global security company that helps organizations centralize Linux and UNIX privileged access management across hybrid IT environments. For more information, visit http://www.foxt.com.
ANN ARBOR — Invicara, the Ann Arbor-based provider of software for building information modeling, announced the release of BIM Assure 1.2, with new features focused on making BIM data validation and reporting easier and faster.
Building information modeling uses digital representations of buildings and sites to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain physical infrastructure.
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SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield-based automotive supply chain software developer Radley Corp. Tuesday announced the launch of new web-based supplier collaboration software, iSC.
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TROY — The manufacturing management software developer Plex Systems has named Richard Murray as its new group vice president of engineering.
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