UP Solution: Integrated Retail for the Digitally Savvy
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UP Solution: Integrated Retail for the Digitally Savvy

Jay Yoon, President and CEO, UP SolutionJay Yoon, President and CEO
During a weekend sale, a store associate in a clothing outlet trails behind a customer hoping to expound on the different offers. The customer, busy discussing what to buy on a video-call with a friend, informs the associate that he can do without assistance. In this digital age, trends indicate a remarkable shift in customers’ desire to control their transactions. Moving on to another customer who was seeking assistance, the store associate learns that the customer speaks a foreign language. As the store fills in and the checkout queues grow longer, the store owner ponders how to satisfy both the connected and the non-connected customer.

As a panacea for the myriad of issues a business owner faces, a stellar POS services provider—UP Solution—offers the UP-Kiosk™ 100. It is the ideal solution to help businesses cater to individualistic customers because UP-Kiosk™ 100 gives them control over their experience from the moment they walk into the store to when they check out. Furthermore, the kiosk frees employees to help non-connected customers better. “The UP-Kiosk™ 100 is a sophisticated and affordable solution for business owners that are faced with the challenge of connecting with the diverse consumer market,” says Jay Yoon, CEO and president of UP Solution.

Founded over a decade ago, UP Solution provides end-to-end POS hardware services, the UP-Kiosk™ 100 being their latest hardware solution for the retail sector. The kiosk solution, synced via the cloud to the point-of-sale (POS), bridges the gap between business owners and the individualistic customers through the integration of services like online order management and customer loyalty programs. Furthermore, the UP-Kiosk™ 100’s simple and intuitive user interface with multilingual support for 15 languages enables businesses to broaden their customer base.

Being an enterprising developer of innovative POS software as well as terminal and tablet hardware solutions, UP Solution provides POS hardware, software, and payment processing services in a single platform for the ease of business owners.

The UP-Kiosk™ 100 is a sophisticated and affordable solution for business owners that are faced with the challenge of connecting with the diverse consumer market


Backed by a cloud-based engine, businesses can not only access but also make changes to their system anytime and derive vital business insights. UP-Kiosk™ 100 handles all transaction types through the cloud, which assists merchants to efficiently manage their business. The transactions can be carried out easily with the kiosk’s built-in card reader, which accepts EMV chip cards eliminating the need for external peripherals.

UP Solution has successfully enabled businesses to increase their revenue with the cloud-based system and hardware that they provide. A food catering business that initially used a localized POS system benefited when they began using UP Solution’s cloud-based engine in each of their 20 locations. The business owner was able to quickly analyze consumer consumption patterns, and change business strategy to boost the profits. With UP-Kiosk™ 100, the merchant is now expecting the new kiosk units to help cut down on payroll, and drive more efficiency from existing employees.

A unique feature of UP Solution is that they don’t force businesses to adapt to their solutions. Instead, businesses of all sizes can derive flexibility from UP Solution’s vertical-specific POS software and hardware offerings because the company aligns development with the market needs of customers and vendors better than anyone.

With plans to foray further into other business verticals, UP Solution envisions expanding their kiosk solution to cover general retail and personal care businesses. From a hardware perspective, UP Solution plans to add larger screen sizes, 21” and 40” to their kiosk lineup to provide end users more options to choose from. UP Solution is the definitive choice for businesses wanting to provide satisfying experiences to the connected and non-connected customers and wishing to build deep connections with them.

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ICON Wins Multiple Categories in 2019 CRO Leadership Awards

DUBLIN - ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development and commercialisation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has won awards across several categories in the annual CRO Leadership Awards.

ICON received 2019 CRO Leadership Awards in five categories, each further divided into three groups – Big Pharma, Small Pharma, and Overall. In three categories, ICON took awards in all three groups.

Winning categories:

Compatibility (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
Expertise (Small Pharma)
Phase IV (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
Quality (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
Reliability (Overall, Big Pharma)

This builds on ICON’s success in 2018 when the company won a CRO Phase IV Leadership Award (Overall, Big Pharma).

For the 2019 CRO Leadership Awards, Life Science Leader magazine again teamed up with Industry Standard Research (ISR) to determine the award recipients. Sixty contract research organisations were assessed on more than 20 performance metrics in ISR’s annual CRO Quality Benchmarking survey.

Survey participants were recruited from pharma and biopharma companies of all sizes and were screened for decision-making influence related to working with contract research organisations.

“These awards are a testament to the expertise of ICON’s operational and scientific professionals, and demonstrate the ownership and outcomes focus we bring to all phases of the drug development process. It is especially pleasing to see us recognised both by big and small biopharma companies alike, commented Dr Steve Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, ICON plc.

“These awards recognise ICON’s comprehensive services, spanning the entire product development lifecycle and providing seamless solutions that ultimately lead to better outcomes for our customers”.

“Life Science Leader is proud to once again be working with ISR Reports to honor those CROs that have proven themselves to be the top performers in Compatibility, Capabilities, Expertise, Quality, Reliability, and Phase IV,” commented Ed Miseta, Executive Editor, Life Science Leader.

“The winners are selected by their pharma clients, who rate their CROs on 20+ different performance metrics. We believe the CROs receiving an award this year are truly at the top of their class and are deserving of this recognition. Being a top performer in any of these categories shows a level of expertise and commitment to clinical trials and serving the needs of biopharmaceutical companies and their patients.”

“Industry Standard Research continues to consider it an honor to provide the primary market research data for Life Science Leader’s CRO Leadership Awards. ISR’s stringent screening processes ensures that only highly qualified industry decision makers participate in our CRO benchmarking market research,” commented Andrew Schafer, President of Industry Standard Research.

“This is paramount as we ask the research participants to provide experiential, not perceptual, feedback on their involvement with contract suppliers over the past 18 months. The data enables users of ISR’s market research to make confident business decisions based on the experiences of their industry peers.”

Ideagen Plc Acquires Top Irish SaaS Provider

Nottingham, England - Ben Dorks, CEO of Ideagen Plc, seals the acquisition of Scannell Solutions Ltd (PRNewsfoto/Ideagen Plc)

Ideagen Plc, the leading UK based software developer operating in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) sector has announced the acquisition of Scannell Solutions Ltd for a fee of £3.5m.

Scannell Solutions Ltd is based in the Republic of Ireland and is known for its Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Environmental Health, Safety and Quality monitoring and auditing.

Ben Dorks, CEO of Ideagen, said: "I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Scannell Solutions Ltd. The company is a leader in terms of Environmental Health, Safety and Quality solutions, which it offers via a SaaS platform, so this will enable Ideagen to grow both our SaaS capabilities and accelerate our EHSQ offering."

The acquisition is the first of 2019 for Ideagen and follows a period of excellent growth for the business. 2018 saw acquisitions in the US and UK aimed at growing the company's geographical and service offering as well as expand its current client base.

Scannell Solutions Ltd currently has around 100 customers, including blue chip companies, such as Coca Cola, Johnson&Johnson, BT and Heineken.

Geoff Spiers of Scannell Solutions Ltd, said: "Scannell Solutions Ltd is delighted to be joining Ideagen. Ideagen is a world leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software solutions for businesses in a wide range of industries. By coming together with them we will have the opportunity to significantly grow the customer base for our Environmental Health, Safety and Quality solution."

Telefonica, McAfee, and Allot Collaboratively Launched Conexion Segura Empresas - a Cybersecurity Solution

Conexión Segura Empresas, the cybersecurity solution developed by Telefónica, along with McAfee and Allot is designed to prevent phishing.

FREMONT, CA: According to research conducted by Telefónica, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack effective security policies as compared to large enterprises and administrations. Due to the lower level of protection, SMBs are highly susceptible to threats and are the preferred targets for cybercriminals. In an attempt to address this, Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunication companies, providing quality connectivity over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks, launches a cybersecurity solution for SMBs, powered by Allot and McAfee.
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