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IFS announces best Q1 results in company history with 26% increase in ARR YoY and 20% increase in Cloud revenue YoY



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LONDON, May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2024. The results reflect the best start to the year in company history an early victory for new CEO Mark Moffat, who was appointed on January 9th, 2024.

Summary of Q1 results:      

  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) up 26% YoY    
  • Cloud Revenue up 20% YoY 
  • Software Revenue growth up 19% YoY

A steadfast customer focus positions IFS as the demonstrable leader in all of the segments it serves. A position reinforced thanks to recent industry analyst reports recognizing IFS as the #1 vendor in terms of market share for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Service Management.

IFS CEO Mark Moffat commented: “In my first 100 days as CEO, I have met with over 100 customers around the world, and they consistently tell me that our customer-centric approach is a key differentiator, especially in a world where we see our competitors peddling their own agenda over that of their customers’.

“Our Q1 results are the continuation of our relentless focus on what makes us successful: listening to and delivering value to our customers. It’s also what enables us to outperform the market quarter after quarter. Our customer focus is not only ingrained in our culture, but it also extends across our partner ecosystem and the work they deliver alongside us.”

Moffat added: “Industrial AI is a huge opportunity for our customers, and we are uniquely positioned to help them harness its potential. We have been developing industry-specific AI solutions that integrate seamlessly with our existing products and leverage the data we have to deliver game-changing outcomes.” Moffat concluded: “IFS has an edge because we have been having these conversations with our customers for years, and that has informed how we shape our technology and services. The results of the first quarter show that we are on the right track, and that our vision resonates.”

Key factors supporting IFS’s expansion:        

  • A sharp uptake in demand for thanks to compelling Industrial AI use cases that are fast and easy to implement, and in turn able to rapidly deliver value. As more of these use cases roll out with every release of IFS Cloud, IFS is providing further capabilities for customers to innovate and differentiate within their respective fields.
  • Welcoming a significant number of new customers who are moving from legacy vendors including SAP and IBM Maximo to IFS because of: IFS’s relentless pursuit of customer success; the single composable platform and common data model; consistent enhancements in industry functionality; and flexible deployment options that put customers in control. In the last quarter alone, Modulaire Group, NGE, Evergy and the US’s largest utility company, Exelon, have selected IFS as the modern, next generation alternative.
  • Significant expansion of IFS within existing customers, who are similarly implementing IFS to replace outdated technology that exists in other areas of their business. With so many industrial companies looking to technology, and specifically IFS, to transform and grow, IFS is uniquely positioned to help customers improve supply chains, operate more efficiently and ultimately deliver amazing Moments of Service that stand out. For example, many manufacturers are expanding their use of IFS with IFS’s Connected Worker solution from Poka to better manage, enable and improve the productivity of their factory workers.

IFS Chief Financial Officer, Matthias Heiden, added, “Market conditions in 2024 are still volatile which puts our performance trajectory into context. 26 percent ARR increase year-on-year combined with strong subscriptions renewals is setting us up for continued steady growth in 2024.” Heiden continued: “This means we are able to prioritize investment in people and in technology bringing even more innovation into our bi-annual releases.” Heiden concluded: “We have worked hard to get to this point, and we are seeing financial benefits deep into our business with all the metrics continuing to accelerate in the right direction.”

Investments in key markets such as the US, Europe, and Japan are slated to continue through 2024, bolstering regional performance by driving increased demand for In Q1 the company also launched a significant brand campaign across the US, including out-of-home advertising at the largest airports in North America, becoming the Big Ten Conference’s Official Technology Partner, and a Patron of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research.

IFS is also pleased to today publish the 2023 IFS Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy, approach and achievements delivering on its own sustainability targets as well as supporting customers to achieve their ESG goals. The report, alongside an ESG Fact Sheet, is available here:

Financial Highlights for Q1 FY2024:      

  • Q1 FY2024 software revenue was EUR 217m, an increase of 19 percent versus Q1 2023.  
  • Q1 FY2024 recurring revenue was EUR 209m, an increase of 21 percent versus Q1 2023.
  • Q1 FY2024 net revenue was EUR 269m, an increase of 16 percent versus Q1 2023.

For more information about IFS’s historical financial performance, please visit:

Contact information.

EUROPE / MEA / APJ: Adam Gillbe
IFS, Director of Corporate & Executive Communications

Phone: +44 7775 114 856
FS, Director of Corporate & Executive Communications
Phone: +44 7018 607 299

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Bitget Wallet Lists Ecosystem Token BWB on Native Launchpad, Seeks to Capitalize on Market Momentum



VICTORIA, Seychelles, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bitget Wallet, one of the largest multi-chain wallets, has announced that its official ecosystem token will be listed on its native launchpad from May 23, 18:00 (UTC+8). This move marks a significant milestone in Bitget Wallet’s commitment to revolutionizing the digital asset landscape and providing users with unparalleled opportunities for growth and engagement.

Users who have accumulated at least $200 worth of transactions in the month of May on Bitget Swap, the wallet’s native trading platform, will be eligible for the public round of the launchpad.

“For a project to launch its own token, careful and robust consideration of various factors have to be made,” Alvin Kan, COO of Bitget Wallet comments. “A clear understanding of a project’s unique value proposition on the market, together with a strong community to back it, are paramount requirements that need to be met before a token launch. We are satisfied that these conditions have been adequately met at this point in time, which have led us to this strategic move.”

BWB Tokenomics

Following the recent conclusion of the BWB Points campaign, the BWB token, set to launch on Solana, Ethereum, and Base chains, will be capped at a total supply of 1 billion. 47% of this total supply will be allocated to the community treasury and 10% will go to investors, while 5% will be reserved for the pre-TGE (token generation event) airdrop.

Aside from community governance rights, BWB can also be used to cover gas fees on multiple chains, staking, and will qualify holders for future airdrops from Bitget Wallet. The token will soon make its way to the wallet’s native launchpad.

Bitget Wallet Launchpad: Democratizing DeFi

Distinguishing Bitget Wallet from other wallets by providing new and innovative ways to improve the overall user experience has been a central focus of Bitget Wallet’s development roadmap this year. By introducing a native launchpad, the wallet aims to provide an avenue for users to better discover new and upcoming projects that have been carefully vetted by the Bitget Wallet team. In doing so, not only will users be able to better capitalize on various “low risk, high return” opportunities in the DeFi space, it also empowers retail investors to follow smart money and trends in the industry.

“The democratization of investment opportunities is an important goal that we are working towards, as this allows users to participate in high-quality projects and strengthens the participation and reward mechanism of the entire ecosystem,” Alvin says.

Being one of the first wallets on Web3 to integrate a native launchpad also means that users will be able to participate in leading projects right from the convenience of their Bitget Wallet mobile application. The launch of the platform’s ecosystem token on its very own native launchpad marks a pivotal milestone in Bitget Wallet’s aims to expand its global influence and deepen customer engagement.

About Bitget Wallet

Bitget Wallet is Asia’s largest and a leading global Web3 wallet with over 20 million users worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of features, including asset management, intelligent market data, swap trading, launchpad, inscribing, NFT, DApp, and token earning center. Currently, it supports more than 100 major blockchains, hundreds of EVM-compatible chains, and over 250,000 cryptocurrencies. Bitget Wallet enhances liquidity by aggregating it across hundreds of top DEXs and cross-chain bridges, facilitating seamless trading on nearly 50 blockchains.

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Dubai World Trade Centre Drives Impact as Economic Output Surges to US$4.98 Billion in 2023, up 40% YoY



DUBAI, UAE, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), a global leader in the events and exhibitions industry, has once again demonstrated its significant impact on Dubai’s economy in 2023, welcoming 2.47 million participants and hosting 301 events, 76 of which, were large-scale events that attracted 1.54 million attendees, with 46% from overseas.

DWTC’s 2023 Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) Report, based on its 76 large-scale events (2000 or more attendees) revealed an impressive surge in the total economic output, reaching US$4.98 billion, marking an incredible 40% YoY increase, with high returns for adjacent industries such as Travel, Accommodation and Retail, connected to the Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) ecosystem.

DWTC’s large-scale events generated a substantial US$2.87 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to Dubai’s GDP, retaining an impressive 58% of the total economic output locally. International participation soared by 53%, with overseas visitors driving 6.2 times more contribution than domestic counterparts.

Events hosted at DWTC supported 69,281 jobs, generating US$915 million in disposable household income for the city’s residents. The substantial economic impact of these events extends beyond direct revenue generation, fostering socio-economic development and contributing to Dubai’s status as a leading global business hub.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of DWTC Authority, said: “Aligned with Dubai’s Economic Agenda D33, we continue to spearhead efforts in sector diversification, reinforcing the city’s stature as a leading global business hub. The remarkable accomplishments of 2023, presented in the ‘DWTC Economic Impact Assessment Report’ demonstrate that Dubai’s MICE sector, driven by DWTC, remains a vital pillar of financial resilience and growth underscoring our accelerated strides towards sustainable socio-economic development. The increase in international participation, along with the significant economic impact generated across diverse sectors such as travel, accommodation and retail, highlights the city’s steadfast commitment to propelling business tourism.”

The venue’s formidable events portfolio strategically aligned with Dubai’s economic priorities, showcasing Healthcare, Medical, and Scientific; Information Technology (IT); and Food, Hotel, and Catering as the top contributors. These leading sectors collectively accounted for 59% (US$1.71 billion) of the GVA to Dubai’s economy, and 49% (747,468) of the total large-scale event visitation.

Adjacent sectors, including hotels, air travel, and local transportation experienced a significant boost in economic activity. The direct revenue generated through expenditure was nearly US$2.94 billion.

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Phishing, BEC, and Beyond: Tackling the Top Cyber Threats to UK Banks



KnowBe4’s new report finds that UK financial institutions face onslaught of cyberattacks at unprecedented rate

LEEDS, England, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today released its report on cyber threats faced by the financial sector in the UK. The report examines the escalating rise of cyberattacks on this sector, the tactics deployed by cybercriminals and what financial institutions should do to safeguard themselves and their employees.

The report shows that, in general, the financial sector in the UK is under constant attack and that it is grappling to keep pace with ever-evolving cyber threats. A clear urgency is emerging for financial institutions to adapt their security strategies for dealing with more sophisticated cyberattacks as banking is shifting towards being fully digital.

Some key findings in the report reveal a startling landscape of cyber threats:

  • The frequency of ransomware attacks on the financial sector in the UK doubled in 2023, showcasing an alarming escalation.
  • Phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) remain the top threats to organisations, which includes financial institutions.
  • AI-driven deepfake audio impersonations are notably on the rise.
  • For the first time, cyberattacks, and their potential to disrupt essential services, were perceived as an acute risk, more so than geopolitical tensions, inflation, or economic recessions.
  • There was a dramatic 81% surge in cyberattacks against UK financial institutions in the year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, outpacing the global increase of 61% during the same timeframe.
  • Multiple UK banks are lacking basic online and app protections, including use of outdated and vulnerable web applications, failure to enforce secure passwords, and the absence of alerts for critical account changes.

The report further delves into the prevailing cyber threats in the sector as well as real-life examples. It also provides some practical advice on how financial institutions can protect themselves against cyber threats and cyberattacks.

Addressing the urgency of the situation, Javvad Malik, lead security advocate at KnowBe4 stated, “These findings underscore a stark reality for the UK’s financial sector – they are being attacked at an unprecedented rate. Cyber defences need to adapt with the same speed and intelligence as the threats themselves. In addition to traditional security strategies, fostering a culture of security awareness to mitigate the inherent human risk of any organisation is no longer optional; it is a cornerstone for survival against cybercrime.”

To download a copy of KnowBe4’s report on UK financial institutions, click here.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 65,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. The late Kevin Mitnick, who was an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense and trust the KnowBe4 platform to strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk.

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