Globenewswire | May 22, 2023
ReliaQuest, a force multiplier of security operations, announced the acquisition of agent software assets and the associated engineering team from EclecticIQ.
This acquisition will add both speed and capability to GreyMatter’s rapidly growing list of bilateral integrations for greater automation of detection, investigation, and response. With more than 80 integrations today, this will not only enhance the capability of the current integrations but allow ReliaQuest to rapidly grow new integrations, quickly responding to new and emerging technologies.
“We know how important it is that security teams can access actionable data quickly so they can help drive outcomes for their business,” said Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest founder and CEO. “When combined with our recently announced generative AI capability within GreyMatter Intelligent Analysis, these new agent assets will allow ReliaQuest customers to drastically reduce their mean time to resolve security incidents from hours to minutes.”
Founded in 2014 with headquarters in the Netherlands, privately held EclecticIQ is a leading European cybersecurity vendor operating globally. The company has recently been named as one of 10 ‘European defense tech start-ups to watch’ by the European VC community.
“EclecticIQ empowers security teams with innovative technology to unlock the full potential of Cyber Threat Intelligence, fortifying defences and proactively mitigating risks. Like ReliaQuest, we believe strongly in open and extendable technologies. Entering into this agreement with ReliaQuest allows more organizations to benefit from the powerful agent technology we’ve built,” said Joep Gommers, founder and CEO of EclecticIQ.
ReliaQuest is the force multiplier of security operations. Our security operations platform, GreyMatter, automates detection, investigation and response across cloud, endpoint, and on-premises tools and applications. GreyMatter is cloud native, built on an open XDR architecture and delivered as a service any time of the day, anywhere in the world. With over 700 customers worldwide and 1,000 teammates working across six global operating centers, ReliaQuest is driving outcomes for the most trusted enterprise brands in the world. We exist to make security possible. ReliaQuest is a private company headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with multiple global locations.
DESIGN, ENGINEERING TECH
PR Newswire | May 26, 2023
Harvard Jolly Architecture, a Florida-based, full-service architectural firm specializing in educational, municipal, and healthcare facilities, announced today a new partnership with PBK, a nationally-acclaimed architectural planning and design firm.
The joint capabilities of PBK and Harvard Jolly will allow the firm to meet the needs of a growing client base in the region by leveraging both the national exposure, experience, and evidence-based design practices of PBK and the regionally-concentrated programming, design and construction administration services of Harvard Jolly.
"Harvard Jolly is an amazingly impressive firm that has been a leader in the Florida architecture space for decades," said Dan Boggio, Executive Chairman of PBK. "We share an unwavering dedication to exceptional client service and a commitment to creating designs that prioritize end-user performance. The combined experience and expertise of Harvard Jolly and PBK will benefit both practices while enhancing our architectural planning and design services nationally."
The newly formed partnership has seven Florida offices in St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Jacksonville. Ward Friszolowski, Rene Tercilla, Steve Johnson, Phil Trezza and the entire Harvard Jolly leadership team will continue to lead the firm's regional operation.
"Our partnership is built on a unified mission of using our shared capabilities to provide the best facilities across all practice disciplines, including K-12, higher education, sports and recreation, civic and healthcare projects." said Ward Friszolowski, President of Harvard Jolly. "The unparalleled team of professionals at Harvard Jolly and PBK will help us realize that mission while going above and beyond for our clients."
PBK and Harvard Jolly's combined team of experts will meet architectural design needs in the K-12 and higher education sector as Florida's population continues to grow, as the state has rapidly become a leading destination for families. Moreover, with the southeastern U.S. serving as a hub for numerous sports teams and facilities, the PBK and Harvard Jolly team will also meet needs in the sports/events sector.
"Florida is no longer a retirement state. Hundreds of thousands of people at every stage of life are moving to the Sunshine State each year," said Roy Montalbano, President of PBK. "As PBK continues to expand into new regions and markets, we are committed to using our expertise and knowledge to enrich the lives of countless people by improving the spaces they occupy."
The partnership represents a significant development for PBK's continued growth nationally. PBK's national strategy of targeted partnerships – including in the southeastern U.S. – has expanded the firm's presence into new regions and markets as a leader in architectural planning and design.
For over four decades, PBK has served as an award-winning pioneer for architectural and engineering design solutions for clients in education, sports, and corporate business. With more than 800 professionals across 27 offices, the firm embraces a unique business culture that prioritizes customer service and approaches each project without preconceived notions to deliver custom solutions that effectively address the unique needs of each client. For more information: pbk.com.
About Harvard Jolly Architecture
For more than 85 years, Harvard Jolly has been consistently ranked among the top design firms in the Southeast and is one of the largest architecture firms in Florida. Harvard Jolly is a client relationship- driven business well-versed in local building requirements and regulations. As the firm enters its ninth decade, Harvard Jolly remains true to its founding tenets: "Be completely devoted to the client. Give them what they are supposed to get: attention, unique design and quality of construction." For more information: harvardjolly.com.
ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Globenewswire | May 19, 2023
RIB Software launches free-to-use RIB Carbon Quantifier for optimized carbon quantification in construction.
RIB Software, a leading multinational provider of innovative technology solutions to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, has partnered with non-profit organization, Building Transparency, to develop the RIB Carbon Quantifier.
Through a direct link with Building Transparency’s Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), the application allows users to quickly, easily and consistently allocate carbon environmental product declaration (EPD) values against their imported estimate data, including resource quantities.
This comes as studies highlight the industry’s impact on the environment, with construction constituting a staggering 39% of global greenhouse gas emissions and accounting for 36% of global energy demands.
René Wolf, Chief Executive Officer at RIB Software, says there is a growing need to reduce carbon emissions within the engineering and construction sector to combat the damaging effects of climate change.
“Until recently, the construction industry’s response to reducing building-related emissions has focused on energy efficiency by reducing operational emissions - the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings.
“While previously effective, this approach overlooks embodied carbon emissions associated with material and construction processes across a building’s lifecycle, which represents a quarter of the carbon emitted during the life of a building and 11% of all global carbon emissions.
“It is therefore critical to increase efforts to quantify, monitor, evaluate and ultimately reduce the embodied carbon emitted throughout the lifecycle of a construction project - and the driving factor for why RIB Software developed the Carbon Quantifier application,” explains Wolf.
Through a seamless integration with Building Transparency’s premier, free-to-use EC3 tool, the RIB Carbon Quantifier application is set to be the first of its kind in the industry to assist the built environment in extracting and quantifying embodied carbon data more quickly and efficiently, optimizing carbon quantification and reducing estimate delivery times.
Through this powerful partnership of technology, industry professionals will now have access to an additional toolset to optimize the efficiency in the quantification and measurement of carbon, thus better facilitating design and procurement decisions, helping the global AEC industry in achieving a lower embodied carbon footprint.
Stacy Smedley, Executive Director of Building Transparency, says reducing embodied carbon emissions is one of the biggest opportunities in the fight against global warming. “Partnerships, like ours with RIB Software, are critical to driving action in the building sector and identifying new solutions that make it easier to prioritize low-carbon decision-making on projects. It’s exciting to have our EC3 data and its large carbon impact database be utilized and leveraged for tools like the RIB Carbon Quantifier.”
The primary features of the RIB Carbon Quantifier include the easy extraction of embodied carbon data from Building Transparency’s EC3 database against estimates; keeping a repository of each estimate’s embodied carbon data for cross-referencing and facilitating easier allocation of carbon values for future projects; the ability to easily export aligned quantified data back to EC3 for analytics, reporting and dashboarding; and providing users with a direct integration with other estimating products within the RIB portfolio of products.
Wolf says the need to accelerate decarbonization practices in the AEC industry is critical, and using an application like the RIB Carbon Quantifier will not only allow users to optimize carbon quantification, but will ensure they avoid unnecessary energy spent and emissions generated from associated projects and processes.
“At RIB, we are driven by transformative digital technologies, industry best-practice and trends that help propel the industry forward and make engineering and construction more efficient and sustainable,” he concludes.
About RIB Software
Driven by disruptive digital technologies and trends, here at RIB we’ve made it our primary purpose to propel the industry forward and make engineering and construction more efficient and sustainable.