The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-05-24T11:57:08Z Warehouse FC Announces 40-80% Off Sale On Exclusive Furniture 2017-05-24T11:57:08Z warehouse-fc-announces-40-80-off-sale-on-exclusive-furniture Planning to revamp your home interior along with entire furniture?  Finally, your wait is over now, as WarehouseFC introduces heavy sale on the high-quality furniture items that can be grabbed on 40-80% off price.  WarehouseFC is a Brisbane based leading company that provides you wide range of furniture items that are available for sale at less price. Now you can shop unlimitedly without putting a hole in your pocket as WarehouseFC gives you an opportunity to buy exclusive furniture items at the discounted price. No matter whether you are looking it for the dining area, bedrooms, kids room, kitchen or so, they have the broad range of furniture that can help you transform the look of your home. They sell only first-hand furniture or the company designs which are discontinued during their sale time. Generally, they remain open to the public only during their sale period so you can subscribe their website to stay tuned for the next event. As they introduce genuine sale, so people usually come in advance to grab the opportunity to pick the best furniture pieces for their home.  No matter whether you are looking for trendy furniture items or sophisticated living room furniture, they are stocked with all exclusive items that can easily beautify your home. Choose from thousands of amazing designs at WFC including the padded chair, dining set, rectangular glass top table, eight seater sofa along with the supporting armrest and so on.  They make beautiful home furnishings at the affordable prices and provides you No.1 quality furniture items during the sale time period. Pick the perfect pairs of furniture to make your home more than a house. WFC is a perfect place for people or families who are looking for the complete range of furniture items. Warehouse Furniture Clearance Website: http://www.warehousefc.com.au/ Address: Building 3 west, 605 Zillmere Rd Aspley, Queensland, 4034 Email id: leslie@warehousefc.com.au Phone Number: 0731892388 Doctoroo Introduces a Convenient & Comfortable Medical Help 2017-05-24T11:42:12Z doctoroo-introduces-a-convenient-amp-comfortable-medical-help Doctoroo introduces the best way of getting a medical help immediately without traveling across the city. In all physical conditions, whether you have diagnosed your ailment or just unaware of the complexities you would have been facing, they are available 24X7 to help you improve your health with the proper consultation.  With the online medical advice as well as recommendation of the best medication, they allow you to take care of yourself without having a need to travel a lot just to see a doctor, wait for a long time to get your doctor's appointment and also, go through a lot of lab tests to ensure your reach to the roots of your physical condition. They assist you to create a Doctoroo account so that you can connect to a specialist as well as a general physician for your medical complexities. Rest assure that you would be treated by an experienced professional who can have an interaction with you and charge only for the duration of your consultation. Not only for the medical advice, they are also providing the medical certificates if your medical challenges are holding you back for completing your regular tasks. Even if you have taken just their consultation, you will be accessible to the medical certificates or a sick note which is according to the the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and meets the Australian Laws & Regulations. They allow you to get a PDF file of the medical certificate that you can download to show in your office. There is a certain cost of the medical certificate though, having a consultation at varied prices would be possible which depends upon your consultation time.  Now, create an account and consult with the best medical expert for the treatment of your any physical complexity.  About the Company: Doctoroo provides a web based service to everyone who needs a hassle-free medical help. They recommend the best treatment without wasting any moment through video conferencing. Contact Doctoroo 0488863626 wecare@doctoroo.com.au Breakthrough in cancer treatments and prevention of subsequent heart failure 2017-05-24T08:14:40Z breakthrough-in-cancer-treatments-and-prevention-of-subsequent-heart-failure-1 PREVENTING HEART FAILURE DUE TO CANCER TREATMENTS: RESEARCH Life-saving research to protect cancer patients from future heart disease   Researchers from Heart Research Australia are working on a project that has the incredible potential to make cancer cells more responsive to cancer treatment and potentially eliminate the risk of developing heart failure at a later stage. A commonly used group of cancer treatment drugs called ‘anthracyclines’, which includes the common drug Doxorubicin, although effective can lead to side effects such as heart damage and heart failure. 50% of patients with severe heart failure will die within 1 year of diagnosis.[i] Heart Research Australia’s Chair of Cardiology, Professor Helge Rasmussen, and his co-investigator Dr Chia-chi Liu, are leading a project which has the amazing potential to make a significant improvement in the lives of cancer and cardiac patients. Professor Rasmussen and his team were investigating a group of proteins, called ‘FXYD proteins’ when they realised one of the proteins, FYXD 3, was overexpressed in some cancer cells including breast, pancreas, prostrate and bowel cancer cells. Their test tube experiments proved that the FXYD3 protein protects the cancer cells, making them less responsive to treatments such as Doxorubicin. The team have now developed a peptide (a small protein-like substance) which when applied to some cancer cells, “wipes out” the protective effect of the FXYD 3 protein. “In our studies, when we put the peptide on breast cancer cells and treated it with Doxorubicin, it amplified the effect of the Doxorubicin tenfold.” says Professor Rasmussen. While these results are from test-tube experiments, if Professor Rasmussen and his team could prove this action to have the same effect on some cancers in people, it is possible doctors could use a tenfold lower dose of Doxorubicin (for example) and still get the same results from the treatment. In doing so, this would reduce damage to the heart, and likely eliminate the risk of developing heart failure. Professor Rasmussen is cautiously optimistic, but does acknowledge that this research not only has the potential to reduce damage to the heart, it could also lead to a cure for some cancers. “Heart damage is often now the limiting factor in cancer treatment. You can treat the cancer, but if you damage the heart, it doesn’t always recover. Sometimes people get their cancer treated or even cured, but then they can die from heart failure,” says Professor Rasmussen. “Our work is extremely exciting as it has the potential to drastically change the way we treat cancer.” Fast Facts[ii]: ·      Around 100,000 Australians are living with heart failure.  ·      20–30% of patients with mild to moderate heart failure will die within one year ·      50% of patients with severe heart failure will die within one year ·      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience chronic heart failure at a younger age and are more likely to die than non-Indigenous Australians ·      Heart failure costs are estimated to be more than $1 billion per annum [i] Watson et al. 2000   [ii] Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Heart failure… what of the future? Bulletin no. 6. Canberra: AIHW, 2003. Breakthrough in cancer treatments and prevention of subsequent heart failure 2017-05-24T07:47:36Z breakthrough-in-cancer-treatments-and-prevention-of-subsequent-heart-failure Researchers from Heart Research Australia are working on a project that has the incredible potential to make cancer cells more responsive to cancer treatment and potentially eliminate the risk of developing heart failure at a later stage. A commonly used group of cancer treatment drugs called ‘anthracyclines’, which includes the common drug Doxorubicin, although effective can lead to side effects such as heart damage and heart failure. 50% of patients with severe heart failure will die within 1 year of diagnosis.[i] Heart Research Australia’s Chair of Cardiology, Professor Helge Rasmussen, and his co-investigator Dr Chia-chi Liu, are leading a project which has the amazing potential to make a significant improvement in the lives of cancer and cardiac patients. Professor Rasmussen and his team were investigating a group of proteins, called ‘FXYD proteins’ when they realised one of the proteins, FYXD 3, was overexpressed in some cancer cells including breast, pancreas, prostrate and bowel cancer cells. Their test tube experiments proved that the FXYD3 protein protects the cancer cells, making them less responsive to treatments such as Doxorubicin. The team have now developed a peptide (a small protein-like substance) which when applied to some cancer cells, “wipes out” the protective effect of the FXYD 3 protein. “In our studies, when we put the peptide on breast cancer cells and treated it with Doxorubicin, it amplified the effect of the Doxorubicin tenfold.” says Professor Rasmussen. While these results are from test-tube experiments, if Professor Rasmussen and his team could prove this action to have the same effect on some cancers in people, it is possible doctors could use a tenfold lower dose of Doxorubicin (for example) and still get the same results from the treatment. In doing so, this would reduce damage to the heart, and likely eliminate the risk of developing heart failure. Professor Rasmussen is cautiously optimistic, but does acknowledge that this research not only has the potential to reduce damage to the heart, it could also lead to a cure for some cancers. “Heart damage is often now the limiting factor in cancer treatment. You can treat the cancer, but if you damage the heart, it doesn’t always recover. Sometimes people get their cancer treated or even cured, but then they can die from heart failure,” says Professor Rasmussen. “Our work is extremely exciting as it has the potential to drastically change the way we treat cancer.” Fast Facts[ii]: ·      Around 100,000 Australians are living with heart failure.  ·      20–30% of patients with mild to moderate heart failure will die within one year ·      50% of patients with severe heart failure will die within one year ·      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience chronic heart failure at a younger age and are more likely to die than non-Indigenous Australians ·      Heart failure costs are estimated to be more than $1 billion per annum [i] Watson et al. 2000   [ii] Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Heart failure… what of the future? Bulletin no. 6. Canberra: AIHW, 2003. Cyara Unveils World-First Mobile App for Anytime, Anywhere CX Monitoring and Reporting 2017-05-24T06:22:57Z cyara-unveils-world-first-mobile-app-for-anytime-anywhere-cx-monitoring-and-reporting Cyara, the market-leading provider of an omnichannel CX agility platform, today announced the new Cyara Mobile App, which allows you to monitor your customer experience and triage production-impacting incidents anytime, anywhere. Cyara Mobile App gives up-to-the-minute status reports on your customer experience, enabling you to make operational decisions and drill down to the source of an issue while on the go. The mobile-optimized Executive Dashboard display can be customized for each unique user, so business and technical stakeholders can filter the display for the CX metrics that are most relevant to them, and configure push notification alerts accordingly.  Built on the most easy to use and intuitive CX testing and monitoring product on the market — the Cyara Platform — the Cyara Mobile App also provides the ability to look at CX failures and delays in detail and even listen to calls so you can hear what went wrong.  A ticker feature built into the App improves team communication and drives faster incident response and resolution by showing relevant messages to stakeholders across the business.  Cyara Mobile App is the newest addition to the Cyara Platform product portfolio, and can be configured to monitor other vendors’ systems through REST API calls. “This is a real game-changer for organizations looking to accelerate innovation and deliver trusted CX because it allows them to identify issues immediately so they can get to work on resolving them,” said Alok Kulkarni, CEO Cyara.  “In the CX space, velocity is key and the more time a customer spends being frustrated by poor audio quality or an unresponsive web chat client, the more likely they are to take their business somewhere else. And the longer you as an organization don’t know that there are CX issues, the bigger the impact on your customer experience,” he said. “Having centralized and visualized information about those issues in a highly customizable, responsive mobile format is what makes the Cyara Mobile App a very powerful tool for monitoring, communication and teamwork.” The App will be unveiled at CX17 Indianapolis, 22-25 May, where Cyara is a sponsor. About CyaraCyara was founded in 2006 with a mission: gather the best expertise in the industry to reinvent customer service. Today, Cyara has fulfilled that promise, as the market-leading provider of an omnichannel discovery, testing and monitoring SaaS platform. Hundreds of the world’s most elite companies use Cyara’s Platform to accelerate the delivery of seamless and frustration-free customer experiences across every channel. Thanks to Cyara, organizations with combined revenues of over $3 trillion deliver billions of flawless customer interactions every day.  Cyara was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in CRM Customer Service and Customer Support in 2015 and was Frost & Sullivan Australia’s 2016 Vendor of the Year for Customer Interaction Management Platform Testing. For more information, please visit www.cyara.com, or connect with Cyara on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Knuckle Or Straight – Knowing What Boom Lift For Hire Is Right For You 2017-05-24T05:00:28Z knuckle-or-straight-knowing-what-boom-lift-for-hire-is-right-for-you If you’re in need of a boom lift for hire, you’ve probably realised that there is more than one type – knuckle and straight – so how do you know which is right for you? Although both are able to raise you to dizzying heights, choosing the wrong one for the application at hand will just prove to be a waste of money. In this article, we have outlined the key differences between these machines in the hope that it helps you determine which one will best tick all your boxes.Knuckle BoomAlso known as articulating booms, these machines feature various hinges (or knuckles’ along the boom that can change the direction of the platform. This allows it to be used in up-and-over applications – you can be lifted over obstacles to ensure that you can access the desired spot safely.If you need to work around obstacles (such as fixtures, walls and even other machinery), this type of boom lift for rent is your best choice. Generally speaking, the smallest model on the market has a working height of 10 metres and the largest has a working height of 41 metres.Many people have actually found that these booms are best suited to indoor applications, as these are where most obstacles lie. As such, there are electric models available to ensure that workers aren’t exposed to potentially harmful fumes generated by diesel and LPG engines.Another reason that some people prefer to use knuckle booms is that they have a much smaller working base, which means that they take up less room on the ground. Straight models are prone to being longer and even wider, which means that they have difficulty moving in narrower spaces.Straight BoomAlso known as telescopic booms, these machines extend similarly to a telescopic (as their name suggests). The boom itself is straight, forming a sloping or triangular angle from the lifting mechanism up to the platform. It is generally only suited to works that require you to be lifted up-and-out.If you need to get the most out of both the height and outreach capability of your machine, then a straight boom lift for hire is for you. Generally speaking, the smallest model on the market has a working height of 15 metres and the largest has a working height of 41 metres.Many people have found that these booms are best suited to tasks in the maintenance and construction industries, particularly if their outdoors and feature rough or uneven ground. They will be able to handle all sorts of terrain with ease and without putting workers at risk.Another reason that some people prefer to use straight booms is that they offer more accurate platform placement – there is less risk of the platform moving around during the lift, which lessens the likelihood that an accident or even damage could occur to the surrounding area.We hope that the information provided above has enabled you to choose the best boom lift for rent. If you’re still unsure whether a knuckle or a straight one will best meet your needs, we highly recommend speaking with an expert – they will discuss the specifics of the task at hand and make a recommendation based on that. At the end of the day, it’s important that you’ve chosen the right machine, as the wrong choice could even prove to be dangerous. Fire & Rescue NSW bake, shake and educate with Knafeh Bakery to promote kitchen fire safety 2017-05-24T04:00:32Z fire-amp-rescue-nsw-bake-shake-and-educate-with-knafeh-bakery-to-promote-kitchen-fire-safety Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), together with the bearded bakers from Knafeh Bakery, will shake and bake their popular Middle-Eastern dessert at Campbelltown Arts Centre this coming week to educate the public about the importance of FRNSW’s ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ message.  The Knafeh Bakery is a popular pop-up bakery, housed in an old shipping container, which travels to different locations across NSW. This week, the boys from the bakery will be sharing their love for cooking with FRNSW to highlight the dangers of leaving cooking unattended. The community will have the opportunity to meet with local firefighters, who will be conducting live cooking demonstrations in an effort to educate the public about what to do in the case of a kitchen fire.  Members of the community will also receive a specially-designed wooden spatula to serve as a constant reminder to ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ in the kitchen.  Kitchen fires have the highest incidence rates in homes. On average, FRNSW firefighters respond to around 3,865 house fires a year. There are on average 21 house fire fatalities each year and around 502 people injured. Already this year five people have died as a result of an accidental fire in their home in NSW and FRNSW does not want to see this number increase. FRNSW urges the public to call Triple Zero in case of a fire and once you get out, stay out. What: FRNSW and Knafeh Bakery shake and bake their popular Middle-Eastern dessert to educate the                  public about the importance of FRNSW’s ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ message.  When: Thursday, 25 May and Sunday, 28 May 8.00pm – 9.00pm Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown For more information on kitchen fire safety, visit FRNSW’S ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ website.  Australia’s digital future – are we doing we enough? 2017-05-24T02:50:19Z australia-s-digital-future-are-we-doing-we-enough MEDIA STATEMENT Australia’s digital future – are we doing we enough? The ACS has launched its 2017 Digital Pulse report. Key findings include: ICT is a key driver of Australia’s economic future. Currently a digital boom is occurring with 40,000 ICT jobs created in just the last two years, and ICT services exports up 12% to $2.8b. New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – with each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars). However, 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. Without skilled ICT labour our nation will stagnate. Diversity is still an issue – women represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries) and older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce. LinkedIn data reveals technical skills are in high demand – how will Australia meet this need to reap the advantages of a digital future? Sydney, 24 May 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, today launched its 2017 “Australia’s Digital Pulse” Report – revealing that a ‘digital boom’ is underway with 40,000 technology jobs created over just the last two years (2015-16). Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, the report shows this strong growth in the ICT workforce is expected to continue, with an additional 81,000 jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. Meeting this need will be a critical priority for Australia. ACS President, Anthony Wong, said: “Technology skills are fast becoming the engine room of the Australian economy. To fast-track our nation’s digital transformation, and ensure the ICT skills base is there to meet demand, we need a clear strategy and dedicated investment focus in this area.” LinkedIn Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific, Nick O’Donnell, said Australia’s skills shift is accelerating and expanding across every industry. “We are seeing significant hiring of tech talent by non-tech companies. Half of the top 20 industries hiring ICT workers in 2016 were non-tech, the most active industries being financial services, which jumped from twelfth position in 2015 to up to fourth in 2016. “LinkedIn’s data also shows that the top skills demanded by employers hiring new ICT workers includes a balance of technical skills and broader business skills. Business skills such as Relationship Management, Business Strategy and Strategic Planning in combination with technical skills are highly sought after to drive digitisation of business processes,” Mr O’Donnell said. Addressing Australia’s skilled ICT shortfall, ACS President Anthony Wong, said: “The ACS is actively championing the uptake of coding in schools, better support for teachers in the delivery of emerging technology areas, the establishment of multidisciplinary degrees, and relevant training programs to help to build a pipeline of workers with valuable ICT skills. In a skills shortage environment, skilled migration is an important lever for developing competitive advantage for the nation. However it needs to be targeted, and needs to address the genuine skills gaps in the domestic market, while ensuring migrant workers are not exploited.” Deloitte Access Economics partner, John O’Mahony, said: “Australian employers are placing a high value on ICT skills against the backdrop of digital technologies being increasingly fundamental to a thriving economy. As business disruption becomes more widespread, businesses need a strong ICT core to manage change – making ICT workers and ICT skills the bread and butter behind that change.” The report further highlights a ‘to-do’ list for government that includes multiplying digital precincts, prioritising cyber, transitioning education and getting more people to study ICT, supporting Aussie start-ups, the next steps for the NBN and wireless technology, and focusing on efforts towards open data, digitising government, and copyright reform. Australia’s Digital Pulse is a unique and comprehensive analysis of the ICT sector and the digital economy for Australia. The full report can be downloaded by clicking (here). Australia’s Digital Pulse 2017 will be launched during CeBIT, on Wednesday 24 May at 5:00-7:00pm. Speakers will include the Hon Angus Taylor MP Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation (by video), John O’Mahony Partner Deloitte Access Economics, Nick O’Donnell Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, LinkedIn Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, Anthony Wong ACS President, and Michelle Price Chief Operations Officer Australian Cyber Security Growth Network. -ENDS- Media Contact Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244, louise@launchgroup.com.au Christine Kardashian, Launch Group, 0416 005 705, Christine@launchgroup.com.au About the ACS The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information. FAST FACTS The following statistics are presented according to subject matter areas. The Digital Economy The economic contribution to Australia of the digitally-enabled economy is on track to meet the forecast $139b growth target 2020. New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars). The economic contribution of the digital-enabled economy in Australia is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 2020, representing 7.3% of Australia’s GDP (DAE 2016a). Nearly 90% of this contribution is expected to come from the use of internet and digital technologies outside of the Information, Media and Telecommunications industry. Trade in ICT continues to grow, with Australia’s ICT services exports increasing by 12% to $2.8 billion in 2015-16. The ICT input share of Australia’s goods exports increased from 4% in 2013 to 7% in 2016 – reflecting the greater uptake of new technologies across key industries of economic importance in Australia, such as agriculture and manufacturing. The average cost of a cyber crime attack to an Australian business is around $419,000. Economic modelling suggests that greater investment in cyber security by Australian businesses could result in an uplift of 5.5% in business investment, an increase in wages by 2%, and an additional 60,000 people employed by 2030. Australia’s ICT Workforce Forecast ICT employment 81,000 new ICT jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. ICT workers to increase from around 640,800 in 2016 to around 721,900 in 2022, at an average annual growth rate of 2.0% This represents a higher growth rate than that expected for the overall Australian workforce over the same period, forecast to be 1.4% per annum National ICT workforce of 640,846 in 2016 1.9% increase on the 628,810 ICT workers in 2015 40,000 ICT jobs created in Australia in just the last two years ICT proportion of total workforce is 5.4% 52% of the current ICT workforce is employed outside ICT-related industries such as in professional services, public administration and financial services ICT workers by selected industries 309,313 – ICT related 75,806 – Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 46,262 – Public Administration & Safety 44,425 – Financial & Insurance Services 25,145 – Retail Trade 24,807 – Education & Training Labour Market for Global ICT Talent Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers moving to Australia Project Management; SQL; Business Analysis; Requirements Analysis; Customer Service; Java; Team Leadership; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); Agile Methodologies; JavaScript Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers leaving Australia Project Management; Customer Service; Business Analysis; Marketing; Strategy; Social Media; Business Development; Change Management; Business Strategy; Business Process Improvement. Australia’s Intensive Users of ICT Workforce The broader ICT workforce is forecast to grow from around 2,548,900 workers in 2016 to 2,785,600 in 2022 (average annual growth rate of 1.5% and equivalent to a projected gain of 236,700 jobs over this period) Diversity in ICT Women continue to represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries). Older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce (compared to 16% of workers across all professional industries) ICT Skills In Demand ICT employment growth forecast strongest in the largest two ICT occupation groupings (2016-2022) ICT Management and Operations (2.4% average annual growth between 2016-22). ICT Technical and Professional (1.9% average annual growth between 2016-22). Top 10 in-demand ICT job occupations 2016 LinkedIn data shows the top 3 (out of 10) ‘in-demand’ ICT occupations with the most job advertisements were roles that connect technical ICT functions to broader business requirements. These include: project Manager; Business Analyst; and Business Development Manager. ICT workers with specific technical skills are still in high demand – NET developer, Software Engineer, Solution Architect, Java Developer, Front End Developer. LinkedIn data on the top 20 skills required by ICT workers in 2016 are technical and non-technical 6 out of top 10, and 9 out of top 20 are non-technical The top 9 being: Project & Process Management (number 1 skill) Management Consulting & Business Strategy (number 2) Business Development & Relationship Management (number 3) Customer Service (number 4) Strategic Planning (number 5) Sales (number 6) Purchasing and Contract Negotiation (number 7) Social Media Marketing (number 8) Employee Training & Development (number 9). ICT Education ICT student trends Domestic undergraduate enrolments have risen from around 19,000 at the start of this decade to 25,700 in 2015. Domestic undergraduate completions of ICT degrees increasing from around 3,000 to almost 4,000 over the same period. Postgraduate enrolments and completions by domestic students have also increased marginally, but these also continue to remain below the peaks seen in the early 2000s. Total qualifications held by ICT workers in 2016 Forecast to increase from 1,000,200 in 2016 to 1,148,100 in 2022, representing an average annual growth rate of 2.3% Fields of study for ICT workers in 2016 The qualifications demanded of ICT workers are becoming increasingly broadened, beyond ICT-specific fields of study. 2016 LinkedIn data shows that whilst Computing Science and Information Science and Technology are the most common study areas, 5 of the top 10 study areas for ICT workers are non-ICT, suggesting business related degrees can be pathways into the ICT workforce Accounting; Business; Business Management & Admin; Marketing; Project Management Using Business as a Force for Goodness 2017-05-24T02:24:54Z using-business-as-a-force-for-goodness Sydney, NSW:   With more than two out of three Australian households buying at least one organic product in the past year[1], the appetite for organic food continues to grow. Honest to Goodness, a Sydney based online retailer, wholesaler and distributor is leading the charge with a new approach to doing business. Honest to Goodness is one of 173 Australian businesses who are Certified B Corporations.  It’s a global movement of over 2000 companies across 50 countries. Certified B Corporations have undertaken a rigorous assessment exploring a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. B Corps voluntarily hold themselves to a higher level of accountability in these areas. Honest to Goodness was first certified as a B-Corporation in 2015, and have now re-certified for a second term.  The business demonstrates their commitment to sustainable processes through supply of over 1000 products including organic and non-GMO food options, supplying consumers in bulk to minimize waste and the introduction of innovative packaging including BPA Free cans. Honest to Goodness also works directly with farmers and suppliers to ensure fair trade and have recently switched their warehouse and headquarters in Alexandria to 100% renewable energy. Matt Ward, Managing Director said “Since starting 15 years ago, we have aimed to build a business true to its values and reflect what is important to us. Our vision is to create a healthy, sustainable, better future and one that supports employees, suppliers, community and the environment. We actively support organic and biodynamic farming through our commitment to sustainable agriculture and by expanding the market for organic food products. We are proud to be driving a new type of business model – using business as a force for good”. Charlie Syme, B Lab Australia & New Zealand commented "We're so thrilled to have Honest to Goodness re-certify as a B Corp for another term. It's a testament to the whole team for the high standards of transparency, accountability and social & environmental performance that they've maintained, while running a successful business. Leaders like Honest to Goodness prove that profit and purpose are not mutually exclusive, in fact it's a better way to do business." Honest to Goodness was voted Australia’s Favourite Organic Brand, Best Organic Wholesaler and Best Organic Online Store in 2015 and 2016 (Organic Consumer Choice Awards). About Honest to Goodness  Honest to Goodness is a Sydney based online retailer, wholesaler and distributor of certified organic food and natural products. Honest to Goodness also operates through their Sydney-based store open to the public in Alexandria and at weekly organic farmers markets in Frenchs Forest and Leichhardt. For more information visit: www.goodness.com.au   About B-CorporationsB Corporations represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all. For more information visit: http://bcorporation.com.au/ [1] Australian Organic Market Report 2017 Ivanti Enables Instant Availability and High Performance Access to Office 365 in Citrix Environments 2017-05-24T02:09:14Z ivanti-enables-instant-availability-and-high-performance-access-to-office-365-in-citrix-environments During Citrix Synergy, Ivanti today announced that it now enables high performance access and instant availability of Office 365 in Citrix virtual desktop environments. With new Office 365 Cache Roaming technology, Ivanti Environment Manager, powered by AppSense, captures Office 365 content, including Outlook and OneDrive applications, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) container layer for high performance access that retains a familiar user experience.  “Office 365 is among the fastest growing components of the Windows ecosystem, with over 100 million business users, but its adoption has been sluggish in virtual desktop estates due to user experience challenges,” said Jon Rolls, Vice President of Product Management, Ivanti. “Now, with the new Cache Roaming functionality within Ivanti Environment Manager, we’re changing that. This solution enables VDI users to seamlessly use Office 365 applications when and how they want, without performance degradation, a big step to accelerate Office 365 adoption for Citrix environments.”  “Enabling positive user experience is a central precept to accelerating workforce productivity,” noted Steve Brasen, Research Director with IT Industry analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates.  “The enhanced functionality provided by Ivanti Environment Manager helps organisations get the most value out of their VDI and Office365 investments  by ensuring application performance and user experiences are on-par with or exceed that of localised instances of Microsoft Office.” Ivanti Environment Manager delivers on-demand personalisation and fine-grained, contextual policy control for an exceptional endpoint user experience. Now for Citrix VDI environments, Environment Manager has been extended to enable the use of Office 365, including Outlook 365 and OneDrive, without impacting performance or requiring user retraining. Using Ivanti policy, a user’s complete Outlook 365 cache may be moved between user sessions and users can work in Outlook 365 online, or offline, from anywhere.  Ivanti Environment Manager and its new Cache Roaming features will be showcased during Citrix Synergy, May 23-25 in booth #301. During the event, Ivanti will also be featuring solutions to simplify Windows 10 migrations and to provide secure remote access to safely prevent ransomware on Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop estates. In addition, the Company will be demonstrating its patch management products for XenApp/XenDesktop servers and hypervisors which help ensure protection from known bugs and exploits. About Ivanti Ivanti is IT evolved. By integrating and automating critical IT tasks, Ivanti helps IT organisations secure the digital workplace. For more than three decades, Ivanti has helped IT professionals address security threats, manage devices, and optimise their user experience. From traditional PCs to mobile devices, virtual machines, and the data centre, Ivanti helps discover and manage your IT assets wherever they are located, improving IT service delivery and reducing risk. Ivanti also ensures that supply chain and warehouse teams are effectively leveraging the most up-to-date technology to improve productivity throughout their operation. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com ENDS Paessler Partners with MachineShop to Bridge the IT and OT Divide 2017-05-24T02:05:14Z paessler-partners-with-machineshop-to-bridge-the-it-and-ot-divide Sydney, Australia, May 24, 2017 – Paessler, the innovative network monitoring specialist, today announced a new partnership with MachineShop, a leading edge computing, OT device and data management company, to deliver a comprehensive visibility and management solution for both IT and operational technology. Both Paessler and MachineShop have built software that enables businesses to collect, analyse and act on data from networks and devices that are critical to their organisations. Through PRTG Network Monitor, Paessler gives IT admins the ability to monitor traditional computing and IT assets such as networks, routers, switches, servers and virtual machines, while MachineShop gives its users the ability to track operational assets including industrial equipment, medical devices, connected vehicles, physical security systems, HVAC systems and more. “At Paessler we have always been dedicated to giving IT admins the tools they need to comprehensively monitor their IT infrastructure,” said George Wilson, Senior Sales Manager – APAC at Paessler. “Our integration with MachineShop enables us to expand our offering in ANZ to cover the entire organisation from top to bottom.” With this partnership, users can deploy both in parallel and enjoy seamless integration and coordinated support, giving them the ability to see, understand and respond to critical events throughout the entire organisation. The joint offering delivers deep visibility into IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology), including an easy to use dashboard, scalability and API integrations with leading cloud-based software. “CIOs and IT admins will increasingly have responsibility for non-IT assets,” said Michael Campbell, CEO, MachineShop. “Our relationship and integration with a market-leader such as Paessler allows customers and partners to dramatically expand an already powerful technology management platform.” The partnership opens the door to ANZ companies (and resellers) who want to monitor both IT and OT assets through an integrated solution, with PRTG being the primary, or single pane of glass. “Two of our biggest customers are based in ANZ, including MYOB, the business solutions and online accounting software company,” said Campbell. “Along with Paessler, we see tremendous opportunity to support the many businesses in this market who are looking for improved technology visibility and management.” “Our partnership with MachineShop gives our customers the ultimate offering,” said Wilson. “Now more than ever, it is crucial for businesses to avoid downtime of any nature, especially given the serious implications this can have on the bottom line. Having better network visibility and insight across both the IT and OT environments is not only key in terms of identifying issues as they arise, but also in terms of resolving problems, before they become too detrimental to businesses.” For more on the partnership, please visit www.paessler.com/partners/uptimealliance/machineshop. Follow Paessler on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn About Paessler AG Paessler AG’s award winning PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use Unified Monitoring solution. It is a highly flexible and generic software for monitoring IT infrastructure, already in use at enterprises and organizations of all sizes and industries. Over 200,000 IT administrators in more than 170 countries rely on PRTG and gain peace of mind, confidence and convenience. Founded in 1997 and based in Nuremberg, Germany, Paessler AG remains a privately held company that is recognized as both a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. Learn more about Paessler and PRTG at www.paessler.com. About MachineShop MachineShop is the Edge Computing Company. It provides powerful, yet compact and inexpensive computing solutions at the edge of the enterprise. Their technology is used by thousands of businesses around the world and annually saves customers and partners millions of dollars by simplifying the way they incorporate edge devices and data into their operations. Learn more about MachineShop at www.machineshop.io. Media Contact: Claire Ferrie LEWIS Global Communications T: +61 2 8599 1000 paessler_anz@teamlewis.com OnBase by Hyland supports Melbourne Health in clinical and administrative applications 2017-05-24T00:07:57Z onbase-by-hyland-supports-melbourne-health-in-clinical-and-administrative-applications Melbourne-based Melbourne Health has implemented OnBase by Hyland hosted in the Hyland Cloud to digitise its health records and data in advance of a future electronic medical record (EMR) system tender and anticipated integration. Additionally, OnBase will be deployed in the Finance department to support back-office functions, such as payroll.   OnBase technology is currently leveraged to scan and capture patient information from third-party clinical repositories and present critical data in a single, secure location for Melbourne Health users to immediately access from anywhere across the hospital system. Clinicians securely view patient records through the OnBase Patient Window directly or via integration with the Parkville Precinct clinical viewer, which unites patient electronic records generated by Melbourne Health, The Royal Women’s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.   “The flexibility of OnBase was central to our decision to select and implement the technology in both clinical and administrative applications, enabling our users to have immediate and secure access to critical information,” said Rhonda Carroll, Director of Information and Performance at Melbourne Health. “OnBase is crucial to our current scanning operations and workflow functionalities, and it will be a critical component to our future integration with an EMR.”   In addition to digitising health records, OnBase was recently selected to help optimise some payroll functionality in the Finance department at Melbourne Health.   “Melbourne Health is a stellar example for healthcare organisations striving to streamline processes and improve patient care,” said Susan deCathelineau, Vice President, global healthcare sales and services at Hyland. “The smart ways in which they have deployed OnBase now and plans for the future applications will pave the way for successful integrations, which ultimately equal cost savings and benefits to all Melbourne Health stakeholders – most importantly, the patients.”   To learn why more than 1,800 organisations across the globe are leveraging OnBase technology across the enterprise to digitise health records, streamline back-office functions and provide exemplary patient care, visit OnBase.com/Healthcare. Endace Appoints New Head of HR 2017-05-24T00:01:40Z endace-appoints-new-head-of-hr Auckland, New Zealand — May 24, 2017 — Endace, a world leader in high-speed network recording and network history playback, announced today that it has appointed Sasha Blair as the company’s new Vice President of HR and Administration. This is a return to Endace for Blair, who previously held the role of HR Manager from 2014 to 2015, and most recently held the role of Manager, People and Capability at Compac. She has held HR roles at several high-profile New Zealand organizations including Waikato University, NIWA, Constellation New Zealand, and Foster Moore. Blair says when she was invited to rejoin the Endace team she jumped at the opportunity. “I have been associated with Endace since the early days at Waikato University. I’ve watched the company grow since its very inception, and I was there shortly after Endace was acquired by Emulex,” she says. “Now we’re back in private hands again, I’m really looking forward to helping drive the growth Endace is experiencing, and building on the fantastic team we have.” Endace CEO, Stuart Wilson, says when the decision was made to hire a new head of HR, Blair was top of his list of candidates. “Sasha is fantastic. She really gets HR and culture and she totally understands our business. To get her back again was fantastic and I’m really looking forward to calling on her expertise as we continue to grow the team around the world.” Wilson says he’s heartened that several Endace employees have returned to the business since the management buyout. “We also welcomed back Sander Lommertzen, who returned from his role at Wynyard to be our Director of Business Operations. It’s a real vote of confidence to have such experienced people eager to come back and be part of the Endace team.” The best DreamTrips holidays to chase summertime fun this winter 2017-05-23T23:02:28Z the-best-dreamtrips-holidays-to-chase-summertime-fun-this-winter SYDNEY, May 24, 2017 – Over the Australian winter, family, couple and single travellers alike will be packing their swim suits and donning sun their hats for winter getaways with a difference on a range of Australian and international DreamTrips holidays, offered by of international travel membership company, WorldVentures.   For over half of us living down-under, the 'winter blues' can affect mood and behaviour. 63% of Australians admit to 'feeling more down' during the cooler months and 45% say they are more 'irritated' during winter(1). Unsurprisingly, Queenslanders experience the winter blues the least, with only 38% admitting to a decline in mood(1).   Whether escaping the cold this winter involves a trip locally to one of Australia's more warmer climates, or heading overseas for some summertime fun, DreamTrips are specially curated to present travellers with packaged holidays that deliver on new life experiences, social engagement and fun. In addition, an in-destinations support person is available on every DreamTrip holiday to ensure holiday enjoyment is had by all.   "Thousands of Australian travellers will be chasing the summer sun on DreamTrips holidays this year," said Anthony Fitzgerald, General Manager, Asia Pacific, WorldVentures.   "Part of the appeal of DreamTrips holidays is the curated holiday experiences. All the tours, sights and special inclusions for every DreamTrip holiday are carefully researched to ensure they deliver enjoyment for every individual in the group, and also offer enough free time for travellers to explore on their own."   "The cooler weather makes getting motivated to do the leg-work for the best value holiday just that little bit harder. DreamTrips are the fuss-free option for Aussies to start enjoying a winter getaway sooner."  Australian DreamTripsWith winter temperatures in Queensland and Perth said to range from the early to mid-20 degrees Celsius, it's no wonder more Aussies are choosing staycations over winter to discover more of their own backyard. For Australian winter getaways, DreamTrips has you covered.Picturesque Perth & the Pinnacles2-5 June 20173 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au3400/perth-westernaustralia-australia Venture to Western Australia and explore The Pinnacles, one of the state's best kept secrets. Travel out of the city and up the coastline to scenic Nambung National Park and along the way, enjoy the scenery as you pass through Joondalup city and the countryside. At the Nambung National Park, walk the trail to the lookout and view the thousands of limestone, pillar-like structures known as The Pinnacles and learn more about this desert park, including native wildlife and plants at the interpretive Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. The whole family will be entertained on the trip back to Perth with a stop in the town of Cervantes where you will take to the sand dunes — some of the largest in Western Australia — in a 4-wheel drive vehicle! The more adventurous can even try sandboarding down the dunes.Gold Coast Adventures20-25 June 20175 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au9816/goldcoast-queensland-australia Indulge in sun, surf and sand when you visit Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast on this Australian DreamTrip. Surfers Paradise is a haven for beach lovers from around the world, thanks to its sandy shorelines, invitingly warm waters and walkways dotted with eateries and nightclubs. Take an exhilarating jet-boat ride along the scenic Broadwater estuary and then head to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to wander through open animal enclosures, feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. See the bird show that features an Australian pelican and colourful parrots, or tour the sanctuary on a miniature train. Also enjoy a full-day visit to Wet'n'Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World® which offers the world's 1st "Arkham Asylum"- a themed ride that gives you a thrilling 360-degree virtual reality experience.  Play and Relax on Whitehaven Beach25-29 June 20174 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au4779/hamiltonisland-queensland-australia Experience the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this DreamTrip to Hamilton Island, Australia. Board a luxury catamaran and cruise in air-conditioned comfort through the scenic Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach. At this world-famous destination, you can join in family-friendly beach activities, simply relax on the sand and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea. After finding your perfect spot on the beach, take in the magnificent scenery while enjoying a picnic lunch. For more breathtaking views, you can set out on a forested hike to the lookout at Tongue Point, just across Hill Inlet at Whitehaven’s northern end — marvel at the unbeatable panorama of the inlet and beach, and the peaks of surrounding islands. As part of this DreamTrip you will also receive two free days to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace and to take advantage of the hotel’s numerous complimentary water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and more.Overseas DreamTripsWith the price of flights more attractive than ever before, having an overseas holiday is well within reach this winter. DreamTrips has a range of getaways around the globe ideally suited for families, couples and singles.  Sail by Yacht in Eilat, Israel4 Nights27-30 July 2017https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1707il0215/eilat-southerndistrict-israel This DreamTrip is based in the resort city of Eilat, located on the southernmost tip of Israel at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. The luxurious trip includes sailing yacht excursion on the sunlit Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, which offers unforgettable views of the beaches that boarder Jordan and Saudi Arabia. With Eilat averaging 360 sunny days per year, this is one of the most beautiful yet unknown coastal destinations the world has to offer.  Sunset Sail in Santorini, Greece5 Nights29 July – 3 Augusthttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1707gr2591/santoriniisland-southaegean-greece Summer dreaming doesn’t get better than sailing through Santoini aboard a catamaran. With this DreamTrip, enjoy a dip in the Aegean Sea, then, channel your inner sommelier on a scenic and educational private excursion to 3 vineyards, where you will sample different varieties of classic Greek wine and learn how they’re created.  Cool Off with Water Park Fun in Thailand22-26 June 20174 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706th3857/pattaya-thailand Escape to sunny Pattaya, Thailand, on a family-friendly DreamTrip filled with unforgettable memories. Celebrate your favourite animated characters at Cartoon Network™ Amazone Waterpark. An abundance of diverse activities will keep everyone in the family entertained. Thrill-seekers will love Omniverse Zone with Ben 10-inspired water slides. Kids of all ages can ride and slide at Cartoonival that features stars such as The Powerpuff Girls. If you need a break from the action, grab an inner tube and unwind on the lazy river or take in a live show where characters come to life in song and dance. Spend a morning at the recently renovated pool at your hotel, complete with a man-made beach, Jacuzzis, a kids’ play area and a swim-up bar. It’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting friendships with your fellow DreamTrippers with a variety of exciting recreational activities, including water polo and banana-boat racing.  Family Fun in Hong Kong7-10 June 20173 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706hk5225/hongkong-hongkong Enjoy time at Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s maritime-themed amusement park during this DreamTrip holiday. Enjoy unlimited rides all day and spend time at popular attractions such as the Rev Booster, the Hair Raiser at Thrill Mountain or the Sea Jelly Spectacular at Marine World. Young children will enjoy the slower-paced rides, playground and activities at Whiskers Harbour. The whole family will love Symbio, the park’s spectacular, nightly light-and-water show. Get the most out of your DreamTrip and visit Hong Kong’s highlights on your own during ample leisure time. ENDS  About WorldVentures WorldVentures is an award-winning international lifestyle and travel membership company based in Texas, United States. Founded in 2005, WorldVentures sells memberships with perks to a diverse set of lifestyle products such as unique customized vacations known as DreamTrips, value-added dining experiences and deals at exquisite hotels at members’ only prices. With over half a million members globally and still counting, WorldVentures has presence in over 29 markets across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In Asia Pacific, offices are established in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. For more information, visit www.worldventures.com.   About DreamTrips DreamTrips is a travel club community where Members experience customised travel opportunities and valuable deals at selected restaurants, hotels, excursions and entertainment venues in destinations all over the world. The DreamTrips membership appeals to the unique mindset of the traveller who experiences the world through the DreamTrips community, with the idea that “the best way to experience the world is together.” www.dreamtrips.com.   Sources: (1) http://www.viw.com.au/index.php/travel/3977-australian-winter-hibernation-habits-revealedFor more information, please contact: Maria Crema Closer Communications E: maria@closer.com.auRachael Blasina Closer Communications E: rachael@closer.com.au   Australia’s top franchise mortgage brokerages revealed 2017-05-23T22:51:12Z australia-s-top-franchise-mortgage-brokerages-revealed-1 Mortgage Professional Australia has just released its annual Top Franchise Brokerages report, naming the top 10 businesses that have stood out among the rest in the industry with their unique branding and well-managed marketing strategies.  MPA's annual Top 10 report is all about celebrating high performers and in this latest edition, MPA gets the scoop on how exactly Australia’s top franchise brokerages beat other brokerages with identical brands year after year. “Most brokers continue to see their competitors as the local bank branches, but they should be looking at other brokers instead,” said Sam Richardson, MPA editor. “Although banks are appearing set on major broker remuneration, brokers are entering markets faster than those markets are growing and the brokerages that emerge from such changes will need to be different—better from their competitors; just like the top ten brokerages on this list are.” To learn more see Mortgage Professional Australia issue 17.06 out now, or view the list online at http://www.yourmortgage.com.au/leading-mortgage-professionals/top-franchise-brokerages-2017/ ### Mortgage Professional Australia (MPA), published by Key Media, is the key resource that mortgage brokers and industry professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. Each issue is packed with updated relevant information including: latest mortgage products; diversification strategies; sales and marketing tools; career education and training; regulation and legislation updates. MPA is also known for its annual survey report which not only recognises key individuals and their accomplishments but also provides a snapshot of a continually evolving industry.