Looking Ahead: Digital Cinema and Media in 2015

Doesn’t it seem like yesterday when we were popping in a VHS or sitting in a movie theater where the film was actually rolling? Or it may be around a decade ago (give or take)…but who’s keeping count?

Much has changed in digital media and cinema over the years. There have been major advances at every step of the process, from production, to postproduction, to distribution to exhibition. But, what’s on the horizon for 2015? Here is a quick look into what’s next for the industry.

This is just a quick sample of what’s out there. Who else are you following and what do you see in the future for digital media and cinema?

Cut the Chaos – “Made-for-Business” Apps Made Easy

Earlier this year, Apple and IBM partnered to transform enterprise mobility. By combing IBM’s big data/analytics capabilities with the iPhone and iPad, a new era in “made-for-business” apps arose. But, a key challenge still haunts the industry: usability.

To manage “made-for-business” apps, many companies turn to practices such as app wrapping. This causes complexity not only for the end user, but the administrator. The result is wasted administration time and efforts and even breaches in security from users who abandon the apps to use their own more simple devices and services.

Enterprise mobility leader Cortado overcomes these barriers. With Cortado Corporate Server, “made-for-business” apps can be managed entirely without complex app wrapping. This provides not only the highest possible security, but the best experience for users and admins alike.

For more information, check out the full press release here.

Cortado Supports Apple’s New Enterprise Strategy

Mobile business apps, like those just introduced by IBM and Apple, can be managed entirely through the Cortado Corporate Server and combined with native apps like Mail and Safari

(Berlin/Denver, 18 December 2014) Cortado, maker of the enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server, has announced that it fully supports Apple’s new enterprise strategy. “Made-for-Business” apps, like those coming from the partnership between Apple and IBM, can now be managed and distributed via Cortado Corporate Server without app wrapping.

Since iOS 7, Apple has been investing heavily in secure enterprise technology for its iOS products. These functions were expanded further with iOS 8, with added focus on the native user experience and the simplicity of the administration. Since the beginning, Cortado has focused on supporting these native management functions instead of complex app wrapping. With Cortado, however, the integration of the Apple application management functions with the preexisting, usually Microsoft Windows Server-based IT infrastructure is the first priority.

Cortado makes it possible to build business containers from mobile business apps, the Safari browser and the native e-mail without significant additional administration effort and while meeting the highest security requirements.

“With the new mobile business apps, Apple continues to consistently follow its course of establishing mobile productivity in enterprises natively at the operating system level,” said Kristin Montag, product manager Cortado Corporate Server. “Since we also fully rely on the Apple-designed functions without app wrapping, enterprises can start using the new mobile business apps with our solution immediately without great expense and without any delay.”

More information on building a secure business container with iOS 8 can be found in the white paper Enterprise Mobility with iOS 8 – The New Business Functions of the iPhone and iPad.

An infographic on the topic “Using the New iOS 8 Mail App in the Secure Container“ can be found at: http://corporateserver.cortado.com/de-de/ressourcensupport/ressourcen/infografiken/ios8mail.aspx

Cortado Corporate Server can be tested without any installation required with the free Online Test Drive. Alternatively, a free 30-day demo version can be downloaded from Cortado’s website: corporateserver.cortado.com

This press release and the press photo are available online and ready to download: www.cortado.de/presse

About Cortado
Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

Edgeware Recognized as Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and EMEA Fast 500 Company

Edgeware ranks as one of the fastest growing technology companies for third year in a row

STOCKHOLM – Dec. 17, 2014 – Edgeware, the leader in video delivery networks, today announces its inclusion on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Sweden and the Deloitte Technology Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fast 500™. Edgeware ranked 35 in Sweden and 363 in EMEA, at growth rate of 449 percent.

“This is the third consecutive year Edgeware has earned a recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast company lists for both Sweden and EMEA,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. “Our company growth is a result of our foresight in understanding the needs of the industry we play in. This has enabled us to secure a top position as a key provider of innovative solutions for successful video delivery and make a name for ourselves in the global marketplace.”

Edgeware’s inclusion in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Sweden and EMEA Fast 500 is just one of three major award wins in the past two months. Edgeware also earned a position in Streaming Media Europe’s Streaming Media Europe 101 in honor of its advances and continued commitment to online video. The company also received top honors in the Cable & Video Network Architecture category of the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition for its Video Consolidation Platform (VCP).

The Deloitte Technology Fast Company awards recognize companies in technology, media and telecommunication. The Fast 50 is an objective ranking of the 50 fastest growing companies in Sweden. Each of these companies is also nominated for the honor of Fast 500 EMEA. Winners are based on five-year average percentage growth. The top 50 and top 500 companies based on this make the lists.

Further details on the Fast 50 and Fast 500 are available at: http://www2.deloitte.com/se/sv/branscher/technology-media-and-telecommunications/sweden-technology-fast-50-fast-500.html

A full list of the Fast 500 EMEA is available at: http://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/Technology-Media-Telecommunications/gx-tmt-emea-f500-2014-ranking.pdf

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the leader in video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as TV Everywhere (TVE), video on demand (VOD), network-based catchup TV and Digital Video Recording (nDVR) and wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN). Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) provides the video origination and delivery systems needed to offer compelling services across managed and unmanaged networks and to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices worldwide.

For further information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective EMEA region industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognising technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe,

Silicon Valley Bank, the premier bank for technology, life science, private equity and premium wine businesses and Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow. More information on the programme and prior year winners is available on www.deloitte.com/fast500emea.

About Deloitte

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Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 210,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Edgeware Once Again Named in Streaming Media Europe 101

Company included for third consecutive year for impact on the streaming media industry

STOCKHOLM – Dec. 17, 2014 – Edgeware, the leader in video delivery networks, today announces it has won a position on the Streaming Media Europe 101. The list, compiled by leading industry publication Streaming Media Europe, honors the companies that matter the most in online video.

“Being included in the Streaming Media Europe 101 not just once, but every year since the list was first published in 2012, acknowledges our position as one of the most influential companies in online video with our innovative approach to consolidated video delivery,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. “Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) was developed specifically to provide operators with a means to remain competitive in today’s rapidly evolving video landscape.”

Through its VCP, Edgeware offers operators and broadcasters a single, consolidated platform that dramatically reduces the high infrastructure costs associated with the delivery of TV and video services to both set-top boxes (STBs) and multiscreen devices. By enabling operators to efficiently deliver new and current services at massive scale to all device types, without having to manage duplicate, siloed delivery networks, it reduces capex by at least 50 percent. The VCP builds on Edgeware’s widely deployed operator CDN solution, the D-VDN, which already provides more than 10 million viewers worldwide with best-in-class caching and streaming. The VCP also extends the solution to include state-of-the-art origin servers, called the VCP Origin.

The Streaming Media Europe 101 is just one of three major award wins for Edgeware in the past two months. In November, Edgeware earned a position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Sweden and Fast EMEA 500™ for its rapid growth over the past five years. The company also received top honors for its VCP in the Cable & Video Network Architecture category of the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition.

The Streaming Media Europe 101 is chosen by the staff and contributors of Streaming Media Europe. More than 250 companies were individually ranked on a scale of one to five based on which have and continue to be most crucial to the industry and its advancement. The top 101 companies based on the criteria made the final list.

The full list of the Streaming Media Europe 101 is available at: http://www.streamingmediaglobal.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/The-2014-Streaming-Media-Europe-101-100747.aspx

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the leader in video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as TV Everywhere (TVE), video on demand (VOD), network-based catchup TV and Digital Video Recording (nDVR) and wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN). Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) provides the video origination and delivery systems needed to offer compelling services across managed and unmanaged networks and to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices worldwide.

For further information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.

About Streaming Media

Streaming Media, an Information Today Inc. company, is a diversified news media company serving and educating the streaming media industry and community. Originally founded in 1998, the company was sold by Penton Media to Information Today Inc. in December of 2002. Streaming Media consists of three core areas: StreamingMedia.com, exhibitions and conferences, and research and publications. Lead by a team of recognized industry experts, Streaming Media is dedicated to providing industry professionals and corporations utilizing digital media technology with global real-time news, resources and services through editorial, discussion lists, feature articles, and much more.