The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-23T14:24:50Z Mobile Biometrics Market worth 49.33 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-23T14:24:50Z mobile-biometrics-market-worth-49-33-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Mobile Biometrics Market by Component (Fingerprint Readers, Scanners, Cameras, Software), Authentication Mode (Single factor (Fingerprint, Voice, Face, Iris, Vein, & Retina Scan) and Multifactor), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.3% to reach USD 49.33 Billion by 2022. The growing penetration of mobile devices and increasing number of mobile transactions are driving the growth of the mobile biometrics market. Over the last few years, the number of online transactions and e-commerce has gradually gone up and has created a huge opportunity for the companies to invest in the biometric industry to secure these transactions. A shift from traditional commerce to smart commerce using biometric-enabled mobile devices would save time and provide high security for transactions.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=255843667 Browse 61 market data Tables and 60 Figures spread through 142 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Mobile Biometrics Market - Global Forecast to 2022"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/mobile-biometric-market-255843667.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. Market in healthcare industry is expected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period The market in the healthcare industry is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022. The proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs) and the transition of data across health information exchanges (HIEs) created a huge demand for mobile biometrics as it is essential to secure and protect these digital records. Healthcare providers are using biometric patient identification systems to ensure patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to treatment. Fingerprint recognition is expected to dominate the single-factor authentication mode during the forecast period The fingerprint recognition technology is the most prominent biometrics technology that is being used at present. Most of the smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung use fingerprint recognition technology in their offerings. This strategy is being followed by emerging companies across the world. As fingerprint recognition is the most convenient technology in terms of investment and market acceptance, it is expected to lead the market during the forecast period. North America holds the largest share of the mobile biometrics market; APAC is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The adoption of mobile biometric technologies in passports & visas, banking & finance, large-scale funded programs, and employee access monitoring in buildings is driving the growth of the mobile biometrics market in North America. The market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region have started adopting mobile biometric technologies in national IDs and e-passports. Moreover, the government in Asian countries is actively promoting and adopting biometric technologies. India has introduced biometric-based unique identification (UID) which is likely to cover 1.25 billion Indians. In 2012, China introduced the new China Resident Identity Card Law which requires Chinese citizens to have their fingerprints scanned and recorded. Large-scale township projects in Japan have also started adopting biometrics as a standard security device. The major companies in the mobile biometrics market that are profiled in this report include: Apple Inc. (U.S.) Nuance Communications, Inc. (U.S.) Safran SA (France) M2SYS Technology (U.S.) 3M Cogent, Inc. (U.S.) Precise Biometric (Sweden) Crossmatch (U.S.) BIO-key (U.S.) Aware Inc. (U.S.) Applied Recognition, Inc. (Canada) EyeVerify, Inc. (U.S.) Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC (U.S.) About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Power Electronics Market worth 41.73 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-22T13:13:25Z power-electronics-market-worth-41-73-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report on the "Power Electronics Market by Material (Silicon, SiC, GaN, Sapphire), Device Type (Discrete, Module, and IC), Vertical (ICT, Consumer Electronics, Power, Industrial, Automotive, and Aerospace and Defense), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", this market is expected to be valued at USD 41.73 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 2.4% between 2016 and 2022. The major factors driving the growth of the power electronics market include increasing demand for energy-efficient battery-powered portable devices, rising trend of energy harvesting technologies, enhancement of power infrastructure, and the growing focus toward using renewable power sources.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=204729766 Browse 65 market data tables and 65 figures spread through 169 pages and in-depth TOC on “Power Electronics Market - Global Forecast to 2022”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/power-electronics-market-204729766.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Silicon expected to have the largest market size by 2022 Silicon accounted for the largest share of the power electronics market based on material segment in 2015. The growth of this market can be attributed to the applicability of silicon in various power electronics devices and products. Power IC market to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for IC based on device type segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. Increasing application of power ICs in radio frequency (RF), high-frequency wireless communication, radio detection and ranging (RADAR), satellite communication, electronic warfare, radio communication, and microwave radiation fields is expected to drive the growth of this market during 2016–2022. Automotive vertical in power electronics to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for automotive based on vertical is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022. This high market growth rate can be attributed to the increasing adoption of energy efficient hybrid electronic cars because of the increasing concern over environmental pollution and saving energy. APAC expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during the forecast period Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during 2016–2022. The high growth of this market can be attributed to the emergence of APAC as a strong manufacturing hub with leading manufacturers of consumer goods increasing their manufacturing activities in this region. Cost advantages and initiatives by different countries in this region are expected to boost the domestic manufacturing and provide further impetus for the growth of the power electronics market. The report also profiles the most promising players in the power electronics market. The competitive landscape of this market presents an interesting picture where a large number of big and small players have become a force to reckon with. The key players in this market are Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor Corp. (U.S.), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (U.S.), Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (The Netherland), Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (U.S.), Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan), and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com MEDIA RELEASE: Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round 2017-03-21T20:30:00Z media-release-moneytree-completes-a-jpy-1-billion-funding-series-b-funding-round-2 MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp   Mixed Reality Market worth 453.4 Million USD by 2020 2017-03-21T12:19:01Z mixed-reality-market-worth-453-4-million-usd-by-2020 According to a new market research report "Mixed Reality Market by Components (Hardware and Software), Application (Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Architecture, Consumer, and Others), By Device (Head-Mounted Display-Wired and Wireless) & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", the total mixed reality market is expected to reach up to USD 453.4 Million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 75.2% between 2016 and 2020. Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=1906101Browse 69 tables and 61 figures spread through 143 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Mixed Reality Market - Global Forecast to 2020"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/mixed-reality-market-1906101.html The mixed reality market is expected to register significant growth in the next five years. Increasing adoption of mixed reality products for multiple applications and growing popularity of reality technologies such as augmented reality may act as drivers for the overall mixed reality market. Moreover, rising investments and new product development activities from some of the major companies such as the Microsoft Corporation, Atheer Labs, and Meta Company among others are expected to further contribute to the growth of the mixed reality market. Most of the large players in the reality market have invested in the mixed reality technology. For instance in January 2015, the Microsoft Corporation (U.S.) announced the launch of its mixed reality prototype product named HoloLens. The device features a see-through, holographic display and advanced sensors that map the physical environment. Moreover, other players such as Atheer, Inc. (U.S.), Meta Company (U.S.), Daqri LLC (U.S.), and Magic Leap, Inc. (U.S.) have developed prototypes to cater to various industrial and enterprise related needs. This report provides a detailed analysis of the overall mixed reality market and its segmentation done on the basis of application and geography. The objective of the research study was to analyze the market trends for each of the industries, the growth rates of the various applications (industrial, aerospace & defense, medical, architecture, consumer, and others as well as the demand comparison of these industries. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also covers the market’s value chain with a detailed process flow diagram, and the market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities pertaining to the overall mixed reality market. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Battery Management System Market worth 7.25 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-20T09:32:18Z battery-management-system-market-worth-7-25-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Battery Management System Market by Battery Type (Lithium-Ion, Advanced Lead-Acid, Flow Battery, & Nickle Battery), Component, Topology (Centralized, Modular, Distributed), Application, and Geography - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022", the battery management system market is expected to reach USD 7.25 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.5% between 2016 and 2022. The increasing integration of battery management systems in consumer electronics and renewable energy systems among other applications is the major driver for the battery management system market.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=234498189 Browse 44 market data tables with 67 figures spread through 149 pages and in-depth TOC on "Battery Management System Market - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/battery-management-bms-market-234498189.html Battery management system for portable devices is expected to lead the market Portable devices such as consumer electronics, power tools, and portable power banks use battery as the sole power source. For the smooth working of these devices, the battery’s management, control, and maintenance are essential. Hence, these applications widely employ battery management systems for the same. The growing demand for these devices globally is expected to drive the battery management system market. Battery management system market for lithium-ion–based battery is expected to grow at a high rate Battery management systems are used in lithium-ion batteries as they are high-power and high-capacity batteries. BMS is used to protect and manage the lithium-ion battery pack and is also integrated with lithium-ion–based batteries such as lithium polymer and lithium iron-phosphate. These lithium-ion batteries are widely used in applications in portable devices, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems among others. Moreover, the current price reduction of the li-ion battery and the growing adoption of lithium-ion batteries in various applications are expected to drive this market significantly. North America held the largest market share in 2015 North America is expected to hold the largest market share and dominate the battery management system market owing to the high demand for battery-powered electric vehicles, e-bikes, and automated guided vehicles in the U.S. In addition to this, the increasing number of projects in North America related to energy storage through renewable energy storage systems is also expected to drive the market. Asia-Pacific offers potential growth opportunities owing to the increasing adoption of various applications that are driving the battery management system market. Major players in this market include Johnson Matthey Plc. (U.K.), Lithium Balance A/S (Denmark), Nuvation Engineering (U.S.), Valence Technology, Inc. (U.S.), Intersil Corporation (U.S.), Linear Technology Corp (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Texas Instruments Inc. (U.S.), Elithion, Inc. (U.S.), Vecture Inc. (Canada), and Ventec SAS (France). This research report categorizes the global battery management system market on the basis of battery types, components, topologies, applications, and geography. This report describes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the growth of the battery management system market. The Porter’s five forces analysis has also been included in the report with a description of each of its forces and its respective impact on the position sensor market. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Lithium Ion Battery Market worth 68.97 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-14T05:27:54Z lithium-ion-battery-market-worth-68-97-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Lithium Ion Battery Market by Type (Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt), Power Capacity (0 to 3000mAh, 3000mAh to 10000mAh, 10000mAh to 60000mAh), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the lithium ion battery market is expected to be valued at USD 68.97 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.6% between 2016 and 2022. Factors that are driving the growth of the market include increase in demand for electric vehicle (EV), strict government mandates on fuel economy, growing demand for smart devices and other consumer electronics, and development toward enhancement of lithium ion batteries. Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=49714593Browse 78 market data tables and 95 figures spread through 190 pages and in-depth TOC on “Lithium Ion Battery Market - Global Forecast to 2022"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/lithium-ion-battery-market-49714593.html “Lithium ion battery market for lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery type expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022” Lithium nickel manganese cobalt (Li-NMC) type batteries are used in application areas like e-bikes, power tools, medical equipment, and other electric powertrains. Use of cobalt in 1:1:1 ratio with a combination of nickel and manganese gives the optimum result while keeping the cost low, in spite of cobalt being expensive, owing to a low proportion of cobalt in the combination. The energy density of Li-NMC batteries is its primary strength. “The market for 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity batteries expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period” The heavy power capacity of the batteries, ranging from 3000mAh to 10000mAh, makes them suitable for the use in EVs and industrial applications. The increasing market of consumer electronics and smartphones has increased the need of batteries with higher power capacity which can keep the device running for longer hours and at the same time giving an optimum experience of the device due to large screen and power backup service. All these factors would lead to the higher adoption of lithium ion battery systems having 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity. “Consumer electronics industry expected to hold the largest share of the lithium ion battery market” The consumer electronics industry is expected to hold the largest share of the overall lithium ion battery market. Lithium ion batteries are a preferred choice for consumer electronics products as a portable power source because of the features such as high energy density and less recharge time. These are low on maintenance and light in weight compared to other rechargeable batteries; therefore, these are widely adopted in consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. “Europe expected to hold the second-largest share of the lithium ion battery market during the forecast period” The automobile industry in Europe is strategic industry with the leanest production processes and optimized use of energy for manufacturing. Increasing market share of EV in Europe is prominently supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries. Increasing funding from the government is supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries in electric cars. GREENLION is a project funded by EU for manufacturing cheaper and dependable lithium ion batteries for electric cars. These are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the lithium ion battery market in Europe. The major players involved in the lithium ion battery market are LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (South Korea), BYD Co. Ltd. (China), BAK Group (China), A123 Systems, LLC. (U.S.), GS Yuasa Corporation (Japan), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Johnson Controls Inc. (U.S.), Saft Groupe S.A. (France), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), and Valence Technology Inc. (U.S.). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Nnooo joins the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association 2017-03-13T22:34:36Z nnooo-joins-the-interactive-games-entertainment-association SYDNEY, Australia: March 14 2017 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Sydney-based independent video game developer and publisher, Nnooo, has joined the association as a member. Nnooo joins Australian games developers, Big Ant Studios and Well Placed Cactus, who have been IGEA members since 2015 and have made significant contributions to IGEA’s policy discussions on behalf of the video games industry. Nnooo has been making games for more than 10 years across a breadth of platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One and iOS. Nnooo has also partnered with PlayStation First and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment to bring the games of talented Australian student teams to the PlayStation platform. According to Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, “Our members operate in a very dynamic industry. As a result, IGEA now participates and advocates on a wide range of policy issues that is vastly different to our remit when we started back in 2002. As we continue our work to advance the local industry, it is vital that we represent the broad views and needs of the sector at all levels, supported by accurate, timely and transparent market intelligence and data.” “We have worked closely with Nnooo for some time and have been fortunate enough to benefit from their experience both working in big games studios and corporate environments, and now as an independent developer and publisher. We admire the support and guidance they provide to other indie developers and students looking to enter the industry. We are delighted to welcome the Nnooo team to IGEA and look forward to their continued contribution to the industry,” said Curry. Bruce Thomson, Business and Marketing Director of Nnooo, said joining IGEA provides them with additional support, expertise and insight to help nurture and grow local talent. “We have been impressed with IGEA’s proactive attitude and their strong advocacy for all participants in the Australian and New Zealand video game sector, irrespective of size, industry focus or location. We look forward to formalising and strengthening our relationship with IGEA to support further growth wherever we can.”   -Ends-  About IGEA The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association proactively represents companies that publish, market and/or distribute interactive games and entertainment content. IGEA aims to further advance the industry and the business interests of its members through informing and fostering relationships with the public, the business community, government and other industry stakeholders. IGEA is administered by a Board of Directors and supported by the CEO, Ron Curry. For more information, please visit www.igea.net. To read IGEA’s recent submission to the ECRC’s Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Video Game Development Industry, click here.About Nnooo Nnooo is a Sydney-based game developer and publisher established in 2006 by Nic Watt, a former lead designer at Electronic Arts in London. The company’s most recent game was Blast ‘Em Bunnies, an endless bunny shooter for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. Nnooo published Cubemen 2, the 3 Sprockets’ Steam and iOS hit game, on Wii U making it the first indie title on any Nintendo platform to offer both in-game cross-platform multiplayer and cross-platform user generated content. Nnooo’s most recent published game is The Legend of Kusakari on Nintendo 3DS from Japanese developer Librage. For more information, please visit nnooo.com. NZ video games industry revenues race ahead to $424M in 2016 2017-03-07T22:30:00Z nz-video-games-industry-revenues-race-ahead-to-424m-in-2016 Auckland, New Zealand – 8 March 2017 – The New Zealand video and computer games industry generated $424 million in revenue in 2016, a seven per cent increase on 2015 sales. Data released today by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association shows that New Zealand industry growth outpaced that of Australia, which experienced a four per cent increase in revenues last year.   Overall, the New Zealand video games industry saw a total of $125 million in traditional retail sales, with an additional $299 million in digital and mobile sales.   According to research commissioned by IGEA from analyst firm Telsyte, digital and mobile sales continued on an upward trajectory in 2016, with 16 per cent growth on 2015 revenues. Mobile games remain the largest revenue source, generating $167 million last year. Downloadable games and downloadable content (DLC) saw the most growth – up 20 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.   Complementary market data from The NPD Group shows traditional retail sales decreased nine per cent on 2015 figures, with hardware and software sales both declining. However, the New Zealand video games industry overall experienced a seven per cent boost in revenues in 2016, with consumers’ digital purchasing habits far outweighing the decline in traditional retail sales.   “The New Zealand video game industry is in great shape and continues to grow year-on-year,” said Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA. “The data clearly shows an ongoing revolution in the purchasing habits of what is an increasingly digital customer base. Consumers are incredibly engaged with our industry’s products and have embraced new ways to access and play game content, and extend the life of their games, such as virtual and augmented reality and downloadable extras.”   According to Foad Fadaghi, Managing Director of Telsyte, “New Zealand gamers continue to evolve their game purchasing behaviour, boosted by the greater availability of high speed broadband service.”   Since 2009, IGEA has provided a review of the state of the video games industry in New Zealand using commissioned research from The NPD Group. With the growth in downloads and mobile gaming, the NPD data has been augmented with research from Telsyte to provide a complete picture on the state of the industry.  Key highlights from Telsyte: Video and computer games generated $299 million in digital and mobile sales in 2016, a 16% increase on 2015 Mobile games remains the largest revenue source, generating $167 million in 2016 Downloadable games and downloadable content (DLC) saw the most growth – up 20% and 21% respectively Key highlights from The NPD Group: Video and computer games generated $125 million in traditional retail sales in 2016, a 9% decrease on 2015 sales Current generation consoles PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS all experienced growth in the volume of software sold 53% of games sold had an unrestricted classification (G, PG or M) IGEA has created an infographic to support the 2016 New Zealand sales data, which you can download here.About IGEA IGEA is an industry association representing the business and public policy interests of New Zealand and Australian companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA’s members publish, develop, market and/or distribute interactive games and entertainment content and related hardware including mobile and handheld games. For more information, please visit www.igea.net.   Media spokespeople available: For interviews with Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, please contact Amy Rathbone, Espresso Communications (+61 2 8016 2200) For interviews with Foad Fadaghi, Managing Director of Telsyte, please contact him on +61 414 992 466 Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. Augmented Reality Market is expected to get great business worth 56.8 Billion USD by 2020 2017-02-15T08:02:18Z augmented-reality-market-is-expected-to-get-great-business-worth-56-8-billion-usd-by-2020 According to a new market research report "Augmented Reality Market by Component (Sensor, Display, & Software), Display Type (Head Mounted, Head-Up, Handheld, & Spatial), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Consumer, Commercial), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", the total augmented reality market is expected to reach USD 56.8 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 79.6% between 2015 and 2020. The growing demand for augmented reality technology in consumer, commercial, and aerospace & defense segments would drive the growth of the augmented reality market. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :-http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=82758548Browse 75 market data tables and 51 figures spread through 161 pages and in-depth TOC on “Augmented Reality Market - Global Forecast to 2020”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/augmented-reality-market-82758548.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. The augmented reality technology would drive the specialized applications in the diverse fields. The augmented reality was initially developed for the military purpose to train the military personnel. It would help the military personnel to be aware of the new instruments and weapons. Augmented reality technology is also used in the medical sector to train the doctors and the nurses to help the patients treat better. The gaming experience has been much more fruitful with the augmented reality being used in generation of the games. The augmented reality market is expected to exhibit a high growth in the next five years. The use of augmented reality technology in sectors such as aerospace & defense, consumer, and commercial would be high in the coming years. The applications such as aerospace & defense and automotive would also help boost the augmented reality market. The presence of major companies such as Google, Inc. (U.S.), Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.) in the North American augmented reality market is likely to boost the market growth in the region. The European augmented reality market would follow North America in terms of market growth. The associations such as the EuroVR, the European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and the growth of automotive and aerospace & defense sector in the region would help the growth of European augmented reality market. The Asia-Pacific AR market is likely to be driven by fast-growing commercial sector in the region. This report provides a detailed analysis of the overall augmented reality market and segments the same based on type, component, technology, application, display type, and geography. The objective of the research study was to analyze the market trends for each of the types of the augmented reality, technology in the augmented reality, growth rates of the various applications (aerospace & defense, medical, consumer, and commercial), and the growth of segments distinguished by components such as hardware (sensor, semiconductor component, display) and software in the augmented reality market. 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Contact:Mr. Rohan Markets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZ Magarpatta city, Hadapsar Pune, Maharashtra 411013, India 1-888-600-6441 Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com RSA launches Risk & Cybersecurity Practice 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z rsa-launches-risk-cybersecurity-practice SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, announced the new RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice that helps operationalise Business-Driven Security™ architecture by helping to reduce business risk through systematic and continuous enablement for clients to manage identity, protect their assets, and detect, respond and recover from cyber attacks.   As organisations continue to embrace cloud, IoT and mobile workforces trends, and respond to compliance challenges and continual changes in the threat landscape, demands on businesses to better understand the relationship between risk and security are mounting. The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice helps customers better map these requirements to business priorities with a comprehensive methodology and technology-enhanced service delivery model. This is inclusive of access to RSA technologies and expertise in critical practice areas focusing on Risk Management, Incident Response, Cyber Defence, Identity Assurance, Threat Detection and Response, and Advanced Cyber Defence.   “The cybersecurity industry is constantly evolving, forcing organisations to frequently reassess the services and tools they use to protect from and respond to breaches,” said Doug Howard, Vice President of Global Services, RSA. “These new targeted security services will help organisations confidently approach cybersecurity, and protect their business while providing them choice and flexibility to select individual services based on changing needs. Security is about leveraging expertise to find the most effective and efficient journey to reduce risk.”   The new RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice provides: Battled tested expertise: With more than 650 security consultants who use an innovative toolset from RSA Labs, customers benefit from 35 years of best practices addressing the intersection of IT with security honed over thousands of engagements. The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity practice is also accredited by the National Security Cyber Assistance Program for Cyber Incident Response Assistance.   Flexible procurement model: Fixed-price contracts, tailored scope and extended service plans provide managers with greater autonomy over their budgets and timelines.   Accelerated engagement: Pre-packaged consulting services focus on business-driven results that help remediate organisational impact and deliver rapid time to value.   Specialist teams: Designated teams focus on delivering Business-Driven Security solutions, integration across RSA products, pre-packaged service solutions for common customer and partner needs, scalable and supportable customisation solutions, and global resources to lower overall costs.  RSA’s new services can help identify security gaps within organisations, improve cyber defence readiness, evaluate maturity and risk, adhere to governance and compliance practices, and deploy quick response services in the event of a breach. Organisations often focus on technology-centric solutions and overlook the immediate issues and risks facing the business. These RSA services also address this by evaluating people, processes and technology to create a holistic assessment of cybersecurity needs so that if or when a breach occurs, organisations can deploy a nimble and effective response.   The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice has a global footprint and four specialty practices: RSA Risk Management Practice: Risk management programs empower organisations to efficiently implement risk management processes to significantly improve their business risk management maturity. RSA Risk Management practitioners provide industry expertise and best practices to design proven, multi-disciplinary risk management solutions in the most efficient manner.   RSA Identity Assurance Practice: Identity is the core of all security programs and represents the most consequential threat area. RSA identity experts can help with the most complex of governance, lifecycle and multi-factor authentication challenges as well as help define and architect identity and fraud programs to reduce the risk of tomorrow’s threats.   RSA Advanced Cyber Defense Practice: Cyber defence is one part technology and three parts people, process and experience. Our battle-tested cybersecurity experts can rapidly assess an organisation to identify gaps, prioritise risk and design an operational program to systematically improve defences, integrate security solutions, provide deep visibility, detect advanced threats and reduce mitigation time.   RSA Incident Response Practice: In preparing for a breach, organisations make continual improvements to decrease the probability of a breach. In today’s high-risk world of cyber, the probability of being breached remains high and organisations must be prepared for the worst. A well-planned Incident Response (IR) plan combined with RSA’s IR retainer-services backed by on-demand cybersecurity experts can help an organisation respond faster to a cyber attack.  Additionally, RSA University provides a learning path with nearly 200 online and classroom-based training courses to enhance the performance of security teams and boost the security savvy of an organisation.   In response to continued demand, RSA also unveiled two new offerings -- RSA Incident Response (IR) Retainer Services and Advanced Cyber Defense Packages – incremental security services to expand situational and risk-centric planning solutions for organisations.  AVAILABILITY The RSA Incident Response (IR) Retainer Services and Advanced Cyber Defense Packages are currently available globally, and pricing may vary depending on geography and customer requirements. The offerings will also be sold through channel partners. RSA is providing training to channel partners in early 2017 to familiarise them with the services while integrating them into channel partner curricula and offerings.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Tweet this: With #cloud & #IoT adoption on the rise, @RSAsecurity launches new practice to address these threats: http://rsa.im/2lnJbC7 Tweet this: New @RSAsecurity Risk & Cybersecurity Practice helps organizations manage modern workplace threats: http://rsa.im/2lnJbC7 Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, NetWitness, SecurID, Archer and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Azure is an either registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au RSA unifies fraud protection with centralised control to combat risks across digital channels 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z rsa-unifies-fraud-protection-with-centralised-control-to-combat-risks-across-digital-channels SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, unveiled a centralised platform that is designed to enhance fraud detection and investigation across digital environments in the latest release in the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite. The new platform is engineered to enable organisations to leverage additional insights from internal and external sources as well as other anti-fraud tools to better protect their customers from targeted cybercrime attacks.   “Fraudsters are opportunistic; they aren’t picky as to which channels they use to steal from organisations and their customers. In whichever channel an organisation has weak controls is where you’ll find the bad guys, and they are getting better at finding those weaknesses which is why losses from account takeovers are up over 60% since last year,” said Al Pascual, Research Director and Head of Fraud & Security, Javelin Strategy & Research. “Organisations need to implement smarter controls across channels. That means leveraging holistic intelligence and solutions that are designed to work effectively in each channel in which they do business.”  RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions help customers comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context to respond effectively and protect what matters most. The RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence platform is built to address many of the challenges facing organisations as they transform their digital strategy. As consumers transact in new ways and across new channels, better capabilities for security and fraud management that do not add friction to the user experience are required.   The platform gives organisations the ability to help balance security and convenience while improving fraud detection and investigation. Key benefits are designed to include:                                                                                            Centralised fraud management: Organisations can gain better visibility across web and mobile sessions and enable faster investigation of fraud incidents by leveraging input from other anti-fraud tools. Enhanced fraud detection: Organisations can correlate internal and external information sources into risk assessments to enhance fraud detection while minimising interruptions to consumers while transacting.    Improved experience for mobile users: Organisations can optimise how they secure their customers in the mobile channel and protect high-risk mobile transactions with a range of step-up authentication options including fingerprint or eye biometrics and transaction signing. The enhancements extend the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite’s visibility into fraud events across channels, starting with mobile and web, while assessing and planning to expand into other channels. Enabling insights from other anti-fraud tools, the RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence Suite is engineered to allow organisations to leverage existing investments to make better risk decisions and improve how they respond to the most sophisticated fraud attacks.   “Organisations are interacting more directly with customers across multiple-digital channel platforms, and the way they protect customers must change too. Customer experience is key, but consumers also expect to feel secure whether they are making an online purchase, transferring money, or checking their healthcare records,” said Shai Cohen, general manager, RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite. “As fraud threats increase in both frequency and impact, organisations need better visibility and control over their anti-fraud initiatives. The enhancements announced today provide the most comprehensive level of fraud management in the industry.”  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Read the analyst report: Business-Driven Fraud Management: Engaging with Leadership to Drive Investment Read the blog: What peanut butter cups can teach us about fraud prevention Web Threat Detection Trends in E-Commerce: A Guide to Improve Fraud Detection and Investigation Learn more here RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Tweet this: In a multi-channel world, fraud is rampant. See how @RSAsecurity protects businesses at the speed of fraud: http://rsa.im/2k7vQsS Tweet this: Losses associated with #fraud are up 60% as criminals exploit more. @RSAsecurity anti-fraud helps: http://rsa.im/2k7vQsS Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au RSA NetWitness® Suite accelerates actionable, impactful security decisions for today’s business 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z -203 SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, announced enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that are designed to provide essential visibility and actionable insight to detect today’s threats faster. The suite is engineered to enable organisations to monitor and deploy in any modern infrastructure, allowing for flexibility, ease of deployment and the comprehensive visibility needed for rapid detection and response. These enhancements extend RSA’s ability to enable organisations to close the security team resource and skills gaps without adding staff. As part of RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions, RSA NetWitness Suite customers can comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context to respond effectively and protect what matters most.   Using the RSA NetWitness Suite, organisations can now deploy the same threat detection content that RSA's Incident Response Practice uses to identify the latest threats. As an illustration of RSA NetWitness Suite’s ability to connect the dots between network, endpoint and log data, the technology was used to identify the malware used in a pair of newly identified attacks – Kingslayer and Schoolbell. The suite provides out-of-the-box content for finding behaviours that are associated with the groups suspected to have perpetrated the attacks. RSA Research recently published technical details about the Kingslayer and Schoolbell attacks.   “RSA NetWitness Suite has helped our security analysts detect and respond to incidents with agility and confidence,” said Eric Tamashunas, Information Security at Johnson & Johnson. “It is not only a key tool in our InfoSec portfolio, it’s a force multiplier that elevates our analysts’ efficiency across the organisation.”   With its deep understanding of the broadest set of attack vectors, RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to address the increasingly pervasive threats posed by fast-moving, increasingly precise attacks that target strategic business assets. While organisations recognise the impact these advanced threats present to infrastructure, reputation and financial health, research shows they are slow to detect and respond to these threats. The latest RSA Threat Detection Survey revealed 92 percent of organisations cannot detect threats very quickly and 89 percent cannot investigate fast enough.   RSA NetWitness Suite’s latest capabilities are engineered to provide visibility into organisations’ applications that are running on cloud and virtual infrastructures, allowing enterprises to collect and analyse critical security data as part of a centralised detection and response platform. In addition, RSA NetWitness components are built to now be deployed to “run anywhere” – on physical, virtual and new cloud infrastructures. Organisations can benefit from the agility offered by unlimited computing and storage without compromising security or availability.   “RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to enable organisations to be more effective and efficient in their security operations. We have engineered the RSA NetWitness Suite to provide unparalleled insight across all infrastructures and deliver rapid, comprehensive ability to defeat today’s security threats,” said Michael Adler, Vice President, Product, RSA NetWitness Suite, RSA. “Customers can close resource gaps on their security teams by using automated detection of today’s known and unknown threats and by monitoring their entire infrastructure – no matter where it is.”   RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to increase the impact of a security team by up to three times by: Mitigating business damage: Rapid detection of today’s known and unknown threats by using automated-behaviour analytics, minimising the dwell time of the attacker and mitigating risk. Creating more efficient and effective security teams: Close gaps on security teams without increasing headcount while improving the current team with automated detection to respond to advanced cyber threats three times faster. Leveraging the cloud and virtual environments while remaining secure: Pervasive visibility into any modern infrastructure and minimising potential blind spots. AVAILABILITY The version of RSA NetWitness Suite is currently available.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Tweet this: Security teams can now manage #cyber attacks with agility, speed and confidence with @RSAsecurity NetWitness: http://rsa.im/2kWG57a Tweet this: 92% of businesses cannot respond to #security threats quickly. See how @RSAsecurity NetWitness helps: http://rsa.im/2kWG57a Read the blog Schoolbell: Class is in Session Read the research Kingslayer: A Supply Chain Attack Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, NetWitness and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au e-recycler launches free initiative to dispose of unwanted electronic items 2017-02-13T05:04:02Z e-recycler-launches-free-initiative-to-dispose-of-unwanted-electronic-items The days of stockpiling outdated, broken or unwanted electrical items because they are too difficult to dispose are set to become a thing of the past for South Australian homes and businesses following the launch of an initiative which will see hundreds of free, highly-visible Unplug N’ Drop stations placed across the State. Electronic Recycling Australia spokesperson, Mr Andrew Wallace, said more than 50 purpose-built Unplug N’ Drop collection points would be located at key community locations as part of the first stage, with those numbers expected to rise to more than 600 over the coming year. “As Australia’s mountain of unwanted electrical goods continues to grow, it is disappointing that we only recycle less than 5% of the 19.7kg of e-goods that every person discards annually,” Mr Wallace said. “When you compare that performance with Europe, which has about 14kg of discarded electronic items per person annually and a recycling rate of 80%, then it is clear that we lag well behind international efforts to reduce landfill and impact on the environment,” he said. “Whether it is large appliances like fridges and washing machines, or smaller appliances like toasters, kettles, vacuum cleaners, computers, monitors, entertainment equipment like mp3 players and stereos, and electrical tools and gadgets like drills and hairdryers – we are happy to take them all.” “With more than 25.5 million handsets, Australia now has more mobile phones than people, and the 4 million that don’t work add to the volume of toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated fire retardants that go to landfill and contaminate soil and waterways – even though up to 95% of the materials could be reused or recycled.” Minda CEO, Ms Cathy Miller, said Electronics Recycling Australia (formally known as Aspitech) had gone from facing imminent closure two years ago to now setting its sights on potential national expansion and leading the way in responsible electrical and electronic goods recycling. “We are very pleased to support such as remarkable transformation, and the new name of Electronic Recycling Australia better explains the focus of this important social enterprise and positions it to grow beyond South Australia,” Ms Miller said. “This is perfect opportunity for people and businesses to do the right thing by the environment, and support a social enterprise that provides employment opportunities to more than 200 South Australians with disability,” she said. “Our successful electronic and electrical recycling operation helps Minda to provide services to people with disability through sustainable employment, and enrich their lives through greater community participation and contribution in an environment that has a focus on ability, rather than disability.” “It is a basic human right that everyone who wants to work should be provided with opportunity to learn new skills, and be confident in knowing they are contributing to the community. In addition to creating hundreds of ongoing employment opportunities for South Australians, a social enterprise like Electronic Recycling Australia helps to support the overall economic prosperity of the State.” In addition to the free Unplug N’ Drop stations, Electronic Recycling Australia offers a reliable and cost-effective collection service for all electrical or electronic goods that has a plug, uses a charger or is powered by battery. Its EPA-approved and environmentally-compliant facility at Underdale recycles all electrical and electronic goods to the highest standards. More about the Electronic Recycle Australia program and locations of the Unplug N’ Drop collection points can be found at https://www.electronicrecyclingaustralia.com.au/coming-soon/ About Minda Established in 1898, Minda is the largest non-government disability support organisation in South Australia that assists people with disability to thrive in their local environments as valued members of their communities by offering residential and lifestyle services, employment and respite support. Minda, as owner of Electronic Recycling Australia, is a major employer of more than 450 supported workers across its highly successful range of commercial enterprises. Across seven businesses, Minda provides the community with a broad range of services that include manufacturing, design, packing solutions, commercial laundry and catering. Gartner Says Almost 3 Million Personal and Commercial Drones Will Be Shipped in 2017 2017-02-10T00:07:38Z gartner-says-almost-3-million-personal-and-commercial-drones-will-be-shipped-in-2017 10 February 2017 - Production of drones for personal and commercial use is growing rapidly, with global market revenue expected to increase 34 percent to reach more than $6 billion in 2017 and grow to more than $11.2 billion by 2020, according to a new forecast from Gartner, Inc (see Table 1). Almost three million drones will be produced in 2017, 39 percent more than in 2016 (see Table 2). While the civil markets (personal and commercial) have been wading through regulation by various governments, drones' popularity in these markets has not diminished. The overall drone market will see substantial growth, but the dynamics of the personal and commercial submarkets are very different, Gartner analysts said. Personal drones will continue to increase in popularity as an affordable extension of consumers' smartphones for taking photographs and selfies and for other entertainment options. They can fly a short distance and time, typically no more than 5,000 metres and for one hour, with flight height constrained to within 500 metres. They weigh less than 2 kilograms and are priced less than US$5,000. The market for commercial drones is much smaller, with a significantly higher average selling price in comparison with personal drones. With more countries solidifying their drone regulations, the market is beginning to stabilise, and companies are now buying drones to test and deploy in nearly every industry. Commercial drones normally have a higher payload, longer flight times and redundant sensors and flight controllers to make them safer. They are more specialised to a function, such as mapping, delivery or industrial inspection, so prices vary according to these requirements. "The commercial and personal drone markets are increasingly overlapping, as lower priced personal devices are being used for commercial ventures," said Gerald Van Hoy, senior research analyst at Gartner. "Personal drone vendors are now aggressively trying to position themselves in the commercial market. Recent technological advances blur the lines, allowing personal drones to be used in many special-purpose applications such as surveillance, 3D mapping and modeling." Table 1. Personal and Commercial Drones Revenue Forecast, 2016-17 (Thousands of U.S. Dollars)   2016 2017 Personal 1,705,845 2,362,228 Commercial 2,799,272 3,687,128 Total Revenue 4,505,117 6,049,356 Total Revenue Growth 35.5% 34.3% Source: Gartner (February 2017)   Table 2. Personal and Commercial Drones Units Forecast, 2016-17 (Thousands of Units)   2016 2017 Personal 2,041.9 2,817.3 Commercial 110.3 174.1 Total Units 2,152.2 2,991.4 Total Unit Growth 60.3% 39.0% Source: Gartner (February 2017) In commercial markets, new case studies are released regularly, showing savings in both costs and time, as well as highlighting increased accuracy and quality. Agriculture was considered to be the first big commercial drone market, but pricing and economic dynamics around tighter yields and returns on investment mean that the commercial agricultural drone market is not growing at the pace of other commercial drone markets. Gartner predicts that through 2020, the high cost sensitivity of the agriculture market will limit drone adoption to 7 percent of commercial market growth. Industrial inspections have been much more successful, primarily in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and transportation. Regulations do not have as much of an impact on the market as was originally thought. Most inspections are close (within three metres) and low since they are examining equipment that is near or on the ground. Gartner expects the inspection segment to dominate with 30 percent of the commercial drone market through 2020. Delivery drones continue to capture the attention of the news media but will not be a major factor for several years. The return on investment has not been proven either in regard to the cost of the drone, operational costs and a single customer delivery. "Delivery drones will be mired in logistical issues like the time needed to return a drone to its origin point after delivery, and will amount to less than 1 percent of the commercial market by 2020," said Mr. Van Hoy. "We expect that delivery drones will begin finding a niche in business-to-business applications first, particularly for internal services within one company where logistics will not be such a big factor." Gartner clients can read more in the report: "Forecast: Personal and Commercial Drones, Worldwide, 2016." Visit Gartner’s IoT Hub for complimentary research, webinars and Smarter With Gartner articles all focused on the business benefits of the IoT. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior information technology (IT) leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to supply chain professionals, digital marketing professionals and technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in more than 10,000 distinct enterprises. Gartner works with clients to research, analyse and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has almost 9,000 associates, including 1,900 research analysts and consultants, operating in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.