Highlights this week include a massive study by ADP into the Gig Economy. QuickBooks, Pegasystems and AutomationAnywhere also published some interesting findings. There were also several product updates and launches in Australia. These including announcements by ECI, Microsoft, Oracle and Xero. Cognizant announced that it intends to acquire El-Technologies a Paris based Salesforce consultancy. If the acquisition closes it would add 345 employees to the Cognizant team and strengthen its Salesforce expertise in Europe. Salesforce has acquired Evergage. It will add its cross channel personalisation and machine learning capabilities to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Braze, the customer engagement platform that connects consumers with brands has announced the appointment of Isabelle Winkles as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Tara Walpert Levy, VP, Agency and Brand Solutions has also joined its board of directors as a non-executive director. Winkles previously worked at Cognizant and Morgan Stanley, this is her first CFO role. Levy is currently VP, Agency and Brand Solutions at Google. JDA named Sue Savage Pirri as executive vice president and chief f...