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Lotus Innovations Expands Technology Footprint with Leading Data Integration Company Acquisition

IRVINE, CA – December 28, 2016 – Lotus Innovations Fund, an Irvine, California-based private equity investment fund run by Christian Mack, today announced the acquisition of Edge Technologies Inc., a world-class software development company focused on core practices in data visualization and information integration.

Edge enables secure access, complete integration, role based visualizations and information sharing in large, heterogeneous and critical IT environments. Fortune 500 companies, managed service providers, and government agencies rely on Edge’s patented content retrieval and management system, which includes 120+ out-of-the-box integrations with 60 different vendor’s applications.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Edge Technologies has a recognized global footprint with customers and resellers across the Latin America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions. The experienced leadership team at Edge Technologies will continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Betsy Gorgei.

“The data integration market is of critical importance for the enterprise information management space,” said Mack, Managing Director at Lotus Innovations. “Edge has built strong relationships with technology partners, as well as service providers, global enterprise organizations, and government agencies, to provide consistent access to data spanning these organizations. Our extensive history in this market and the Lotus Innovations’ shared services model, combined with the experienced management team, drive our optimism for developing the business in the years ahead.”

“I am excited that Edge Technologies in now a Lotus Innovations portfolio company.  This partnership will provide Edge with the resources needed to accelerate Edge’s technology development and growth,” adds Gorgei. “The timing of the investment is perfect as we prepare to launch edgeSuite, our next generation data integration and visualization platform.  Lotus is the ideal ally for Edge as we expand our product capabilities, channels, and the markets we serve.”

About The Lotus Innovations Fund

Recently named the third largest venture capital firm in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal, Lotus Innovations is a private equity fund that builds wealth for its investors by acquiring, transforming, and exiting high-potential, small to mid-size technology companies in enterprise IT and telecom.  The Lotus Methodology™ takes a growing business from distracted to dynamic by providing shared services support including finance, HR, IT, legal and marketing.  The Fund’s founders, board of directors, and strategic advisors bring over six decades of experience in high-tech, finance, sales, and operations to help grow Portfolio Companies and build wealth for investors. More information can be found at lotus-innovations.com.

About Edge Technologies, Inc.

Edge Technologies is a recognized world-class software development company focused on core practices in Data Visualization and Information Integration. Edge products and services facilitate faster, more complete data integration, user-centric visualizations, easy, secure information sharing, and enhanced situational awareness across a diverse set of information stakeholders. Edge Technologies’ clients include Fortune 500 companies, Managed Service Providers, and worldwide government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense. More information can be found at edge-technologies.com.

Edge demonstration video features BMC and Entuity integrations with new visualizations

Watch a brief video overview of a BMC-themed system that incorporates both web-layer and data-layer integrations from several BMC Software applications along with Entuity. Please contact us for a full online walkthrough of this demo system and to discuss what this would look like in your environment with your applications.

Case Study: TELUS Exceeds Customer Expectations through Operational Efficiency

 See how Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, TELUS, is working with Edge to exceed customer expectations through operational efficiency. Click here to read the TELUS case study.

Announcing the Edge Support Center and New Product Releases

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Edge Partner Bridge Worx Highly Commended at UK Ministry of Defence Hackathon

As part of their recent CIO Information Symposium, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) put out a call to, “developers, data mashers, and solution hackers," to submit applications, visualizations, and ideas that would harness MOD’s data and information to help people make the most of defense.

Bridge Worx had an Edge and leveraged AppBoard to uniquely visualize MOD-provided datasets. Based on their impressive entry, MOD’s Chief Information Officer, Mike Stone, presented Bridge Worx with a Highly Commended award.

We are excited by the growing interest in using Edge to visualize defense-related data. See how Edge is providing situational awareness for the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in this case study.

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Edge now has 14 BMC Software integrations – free Integration Note download

Edge Technologies enPortal© for BMC Business Service Management Integration NoteAdding to Edge’s long-standing Remedy integration and certification, we have achieved TAP Validated status for a total of eight Business Service Management (BSM) solutions:

BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM)
BMC Atrium Orchestrator (BAO)
BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for BSA (BDSSA)
BMC BladeLogic Network Automation (BNA)
BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management (BPPM)
BMC Remedy IT Service Management (ITSM)
BMC Transaction Management Application Response Time (TM ART)
Entuity for TrueSight Operations Management

Edge recently introduced integration modules for BMC Application Performance Management (APM) Console, BMC IT Data Analytics (ITDA), BMC Performance Manager Portal, and BMC Remedy Action Request System (ARS), BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization, and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. These integrations have not yet been TAP validated.

Download the Integration Note for an integration summary and technical details, system requirements, and a configuration example.

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Edge integrations have been certified Ready for IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure

Five Edge integrations have now been validated by IBM

We are excited to announce that Edge’s Product Integration Modules (PIMs) for IBM have been certified through the IBM Ready For Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure (previously Tivoli) Technical Validation Program. Five integrations have been validated thus far:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus (WebGUI)
  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager (ITNM-IP and ITNM-TN Editions)
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager (TNPM)
  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM)
  • IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager (TSRM)

PIMs allow our customers to seamlessly integrate views from their IBM applications with other third-party applications and data visualizations. As always, Edge continues to provide Single Sign-On, integration with external user authorization systems, secure multi-tenancy, application and web UI hardening, and custom branding – allowing you to create the perfect role-based dashboard for all of your IBM users.

The validated integrations have been listed in the IBM Integrated Service Management Library (ISML). Each of the dedicated ISML pages provides an integration summary and technical details, a production video demonstration of the solution, and more:

For more information on all 100+ Edge PIMs, please visit the Product Integrations documentation page.

Edge now provides over 120 pre-built integrations with tools from 59 vendors

See the full list here