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. 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Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Auto Forward Incoming SMS to Your API 2017-03-22T23:05:31Z auto-forward-incoming-sms-to-your-api Auto Forward SMS was launched in 2016 to enable users to have incoming text messages automatically forwarded to another number and/or email address, and to create Tasks where you can forward SMS to specific Contacts in your phone. We've just launched a 'PLUS" version: Auto Forward SMS PLUS The PLUS version has all the functions of the standard 99c version. But the PLUS version will allow you to add a URL (web address) such as your API which then handles the incoming texts and distributes these accordingly. For example, a radio station can ask for listeners to SMS in with requests or comments and these can be forwarded to a monitor/PC, a research company can run a survey, sales managers and customer service staff can make their mobile number available for consumers to text in their questions or sales enquiries and these can be routed via your API to a destination.  The beauty and simplicity of Auto Forward SMS PLUS means you can use a spare mobile phone, or your own phone to run SMS promotions without the expense of setting up a virtual mobile number and paying phone number rental. Auto Forward SMS PLUS is at a much higher price point than the standard 99c version because it is a once-off purchase that will save you time and money compared with renting a virtual number and dealing with a telco! To view more info visit www.autoforwardsms.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   Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # 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. 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 GMC Software Announces General Availability of Feature-rich GMC Inspire R11 2017-02-13T06:22:25Z gmc-software-announces-general-availability-of-feature-rich-gmc-inspire-r11 [February 13, 2017] — www.gmcsoftware.com: GMC Software, the award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), announced today the general availability of GMC Inspire R11 (Release 11). The enriched version of GMC Inspire, created by the world’s largest dedicated CCM development team, includes more than 500 new enhancements and 25 major new features. Twenty months in the making, GMC Inspire R11 incorporates industry firsts developed in response to the cross-industry need for a solution that enables business-wide collaboration, visibility throughout the customer journey, and the ability to take immediate action to improve the customer experience. Among the many new enhancements, GMC Inspire R11 contains the first-ever cloud-based Customer Experience (CX)/CCM collaboration tool, the first CCM solution to offer integrated customer journey mapping technology, and the first mobile software development kit (SDK) to deliver customer communications as a mobile service: GMC Inspire R11’s cloud-based CX/CCM collaboration tool allows for social commenting on every cloud application, which helps keep the lines of communication open throughout the asset development and delivery process. This level of collaboration was developed to help enterprises, and the service providers that serve them, maintain brand integrity throughout the customer journey; provide customer service representatives with relevant upsell and cross-sell opportunities; and accelerate changes and approvals to documents within pre-set limits, without IT involvement. GMC Inspire R11’s integrated Customer Journey Mapping, which was included in Gartner’s June 2016 Market Guide for Customer Journey Analytics, is a cloud-based solution that makes it easy to connect to any third-party tools and data sources. The technology breaks down the silos between communication projects managed by different teams and serves as a powerful decision-making tool, allowing CX and marketing executives to review and take action to improve their organization’s entire portfolio of CCM assets through a single web interface. The solution’s SDK, GMC Inspire Mobile Advantage, makes it possible to create a responsive, interactive and regulatory compliant mobile experience with little reliance upon IT or external support. “The new features and enhancements in GMC Inspire R11 address the momentous shift in the marketplace and in the CCM industry as a whole,” said Tamir Sigal, CMO, GMC Software.  “Today everyone within an organisation is being held responsible for creating the most positive customer experience possible. R11 enables stakeholders throughout the organisation to take part in the process of CX transformation.”About GMC Software GMC Software helps companies communicate with their customers and employees. GMC Software empowers organisations to create stronger engagements with timely and relevant communications. A Neopost Digital Company, GMC Software provides the means for business users to develop contextual, highly individualized communications across all channels that span the entire customer journey. A leader in customer communications, GMC Software supports thousands of clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers around the world.  Adyen Increases Transaction Volume to $90 Billion in 2016, Nearly Doubling Year-over-Year 2017-02-09T23:02:13Z adyen-increases-transaction-volume-to-90-billion-in-2016-nearly-doubling-year-over-year SYDNEY – February 10, 2017 – Adyen, the leading payments technology company, today announced the company increased transaction volume 80 percent year-over-year, totalling $90 billion in 2016. Adyen also made significant traction in the retail market, including the successful global rollout of Burberry’s omnichannel payment infrastructure. “The opportunity for disruption and innovation in global payments is like no other market in the world today,” said Pieter van der Does, co-founder and CEO of Adyen  “Adyen has become the partner of choice for companies looking to expand globally, and we’re now seeing real growth in our next big area of focus, the in-store retail payment experience.” Along with Burberry, Adyen’s fast growing list of retail customers includes L’Oreal, Kit and Ace and Scotch & Soda. In the past twelve months, the company’s in-store point of sale solution has expanded to over 2,700 live stores in U.S. and Europe, and will expand into Australia in 2017. Adyen has also continued to increase the number of ecommerce businesses it works with, bringing on new customers such as Etsy, LinkedIn, Skype and Twitter to join existing customers including Kogan, Uber, Netflix, Facebook, Airbnb, Spotify and more. “As we continue to scale and expand our business, we see the value of investing in technology like payment solutions that provide consistency and clear reporting,” said Goran Stefkovski, Chief Technology Officer at Kogan.com, “Through our partnership with Adyen, we’ve been able to fine-tune our checkout process and introduce trusted local payment methods for our customers." Throughout 2016, Adyen increased its footprint around the globe. Adyen expanded its local card acquiring capabilities to the U.S., Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia. Additionally, it continued to add local payment methods in key markets – including WeChatPay in China and Oxxo in Mexico. Adyen is unique in that it has a single global and end-to-end platform, which enables the company to increase overall conversions rates for its customers by 1.4 percent. The company also increased profitability in 2016, and has been profitable since 2011. For more information about the Adyen payment platform, visit: http://www.adyen.com GMC Software Named a Leader for Fourth Consecutive Time in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2017-02-07T04:20:28Z gmc-software-named-a-leader-for-fourth-consecutive-time-in-gartner-magic-quadran [February 7, 2017] — www.gmc.net: GMC Software, a leader in customer communications management, today announced the company has been named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software, positioned highest for both ability to execute and furthest for completeness of vision. The report evaluated 15 vendors from around the globe that met the inclusion criteria.   Gartner’s Magic Quadrant defines Leaders: “In terms of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision, Leaders are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision. They have strong channel partners and a presence in multiple regions; they achieve consistent financial performance; and they offer broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are aware of the ecosystem in which their offerings need to fit.”   The criteria used to evaluate vendors are “ability to execute,” defined as how well a provider sells and supports its CCM products and services on a global basis; and “completeness of vision,” which focuses on potential. Gartner’s report reveals that a provider “with superior vision anticipates, directs and initiates market trends—particularly if it integrates its vision for a broad range of areas—and capitalises on product and service development.”     Additionally, Gartner’s report states, “Part of our assessment involves looking at how well each provider understands enterprises' changing requirements for CCM, including the movement toward more interactive and on-demand capabilities as well as multichannel versus print output. We also assess how well the provider is anticipating or planning to address market trends such as cloud delivery options and the increased use of analytics, social and mobile technologies.”   Among GMC Software’s recent achievements: GMC Software delivered the first customer journey mapping solution, fully integrated into a customer communications management solution. GMC Inspire has the ability to transform traditional communications into interactive, cross-channel communications. GMC Software has delivered on the promise of a CCM solution that enables cross-functional teams to collaborate more effectively. GMC Software has had the fastest growing CCM customer base globally for the past three years.   “We are honoured GMC Software is once again positioned a Leader by Gartner,” said Henri Dura, CEO, GMC Software. “We thank our customers, partners and employees, who are responsible for this great honour.  Listening to our customers, we continue to deliver solutions to market faster and smarter than anyone else in the industry.  Due to our ongoing investment in R&D, we continue to give our customers relevant innovation with every release. This gives our clients both confidence and a competitive edge in a market shaped by rapidly changing technology, regulations and economic climates.”   With the largest customer communications-focused Research & Development team in the world, GMC Software boasts a 20-month major release cycle in an industry where approximately 40 months is the norm. The company supports more than 1,600 clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers.     To access a full copy of the report free of charge, please click here: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management.  Gartner DisclaimerGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  About GMC Software GMC Software helps companies communicate with their customers and employees. GMC Software empowers organisations to create stronger engagements with timely and relevant communications. A Neopost Digital Company, GMC Software provides the means for business users to develop contextual, highly individualised communications across all channels that span the entire customer journey. A leader in customer communications, GMC Software supports thousands of clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers around the world.  [February 7, 2017] — www.gmc.net: GMC Software, a leader in customer communications management, today announced the company has been named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software, positioned highest for both ability to execute and furthest for completeness of vision. The report evaluated 15 vendors from around the globe that met the inclusion criteria.   Gartner’s Magic Quadrant defines Leaders: “In terms of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision, Leaders are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision. They have strong channel partners and a presence in multiple regions; they achieve consistent financial performance; and they offer broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are aware of the ecosystem in which their offerings need to fit.”   The criteria used to evaluate vendors are “ability to execute,” defined as how well a provider sells and supports its CCM products and services on a global basis; and “completeness of vision,” which focuses on potential. Gartner’s report reveals that a provider “with superior vision anticipates, directs and initiates market trends—particularly if it integrates its vision for a broad range of areas—and capitalises on product and service development.”     Additionally, Gartner’s report states, “Part of our assessment involves looking at how well each provider understands enterprises' changing requirements for CCM, including the movement toward more interactive and on-demand capabilities as well as multichannel versus print output. We also assess how well the provider is anticipating or planning to address market trends such as cloud delivery options and the increased use of analytics, social and mobile technologies.”   Among GMC Software’s recent achievements: GMC Software delivered the first customer journey mapping solution, fully integrated into a customer communications management solution. GMC Inspire has the ability to transform traditional communications into interactive, cross-channel communications. GMC Software has delivered on the promise of a CCM solution that enables cross-functional teams to collaborate more effectively. GMC Software has had the fastest growing CCM customer base globally for the past three years.   “We are honoured GMC Software is once again positioned a Leader by Gartner,” said Henri Dura, CEO, GMC Software. “We thank our customers, partners and employees, who are responsible for this great honour.  Listening to our customers, we continue to deliver solutions to market faster and smarter than anyone else in the industry.  Due to our ongoing investment in R&D, we continue to give our customers relevant innovation with every release. This gives our clients both confidence and a competitive edge in a market shaped by rapidly changing technology, regulations and economic climates.”   With the largest customer communications-focused Research & Development team in the world, GMC Software boasts a 20-month major release cycle in an industry where approximately 40 months is the norm. The company supports more than 1,600 clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers.     To access a full copy of the report free of charge, please click here: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management.  Gartner DisclaimerGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  About GMC Software GMC Software helps companies communicate with their customers and employees. GMC Software empowers organisations to create stronger engagements with timely and relevant communications. A Neopost Digital Company, GMC Software provides the means for business users to develop contextual, highly individualised communications across all channels that span the entire customer journey. A leader in customer communications, GMC Software supports thousands of clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers around the world.  [February 7, 2017] — www.gmc.net: GMC Software, a leader in customer communications management, today announced the company has been named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software, positioned highest for both ability to execute and furthest for completeness of vision. The report evaluated 15 vendors from around the globe that met the inclusion criteria.   Gartner’s Magic Quadrant defines Leaders: “In terms of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision, Leaders are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision. They have strong channel partners and a presence in multiple regions; they achieve consistent financial performance; and they offer broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are aware of the ecosystem in which their offerings need to fit.”   The criteria used to evaluate vendors are “ability to execute,” defined as how well a provider sells and supports its CCM products and services on a global basis; and “completeness of vision,” which focuses on potential. Gartner’s report reveals that a provider “with superior vision anticipates, directs and initiates market trends—particularly if it integrates its vision for a broad range of areas—and capitalises on product and service development.”     Additionally, Gartner’s report states, “Part of our assessment involves looking at how well each provider understands enterprises' changing requirements for CCM, including the movement toward more interactive and on-demand capabilities as well as multichannel versus print output. We also assess how well the provider is anticipating or planning to address market trends such as cloud delivery options and the increased use of analytics, social and mobile technologies.”   Among GMC Software’s recent achievements: GMC Software delivered the first customer journey mapping solution, fully integrated into a customer communications management solution. GMC Inspire has the ability to transform traditional communications into interactive, cross-channel communications. GMC Software has delivered on the promise of a CCM solution that enables cross-functional teams to collaborate more effectively. GMC Software has had the fastest growing CCM customer base globally for the past three years.   “We are honoured GMC Software is once again positioned a Leader by Gartner,” said Henri Dura, CEO, GMC Software. “We thank our customers, partners and employees, who are responsible for this great honour.  Listening to our customers, we continue to deliver solutions to market faster and smarter than anyone else in the industry.  Due to our ongoing investment in R&D, we continue to give our customers relevant innovation with every release. This gives our clients both confidence and a competitive edge in a market shaped by rapidly changing technology, regulations and economic climates.”   With the largest customer communications-focused Research & Development team in the world, GMC Software boasts a 20-month major release cycle in an industry where approximately 40 months is the norm. The company supports more than 1,600 clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers.     To access a full copy of the report free of charge, please click here: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management.  Gartner DisclaimerGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  About GMC Software GMC Software helps companies communicate with their customers and employees. GMC Software empowers organisations to create stronger engagements with timely and relevant communications. A Neopost Digital Company, GMC Software provides the means for business users to develop contextual, highly individualised communications across all channels that span the entire customer journey. A leader in customer communications, GMC Software supports thousands of clients and partners in banking, insurance, healthcare and service providers around the world.  INVIGOR GROUP LAUNCHES LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN PRICING INTELLIGENCE 2017-02-05T22:16:13Z invigor-group-launches-latest-technology-in-pricing-intelligence February 6, 2017, Sydney: Leading big data solutions provider Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) - the team behind the successful Insights Visitor platform recently used at The Australian Open – has announced the launch of Australia’s first ever price tracking solution for business; SpotLite (watch video). SpotLite allows retailers and brands of any size and in any location around the world to monitor market pricing across their industry. Users can choose when they want to receive detailed pricing reports directly to their inbox, as well as configure real-time price alerts for competitors or channels price changes. According to a 2014 McKinsey report, on average, a one per cent price increase typically translates to 8.7 per cent in operating profits for business, yet McKinsey estimated that up to 30 per cent of pricing decisions failed to deliver the best price to their customers – resulting in loss of revenue opportunities. The easy access and availability of data has provided a market opportunity for businesses to track market pricing strategies holistically and in real time. Australian online sales have surged over the last five years, with an IBIS World Online Shopping Research Report estimating an annual growth of 16.2 per cent a surge to $18 billion for 2017. With this newfound access to a wide-ranging variety of retailers and brands online, the space has become increasingly competitive. Several of Invigor’s customers participated in the worldwide testing phase of SpotLite, including international brands Dyson Australia and ASUS Brazil, and retailers such as Adore Beauty and Kogan, with outstanding results. Invigor Group Chairman and CEO Gary Cohen said SpotLite is a valuable insight gathering tool that the Australian market has never before had access. “Our beta clients have been using SpotLite as a resource for almost 2 months. They have full visibility of competitor and distributor pricing, allowing them to address pricing gaps or develop promotional strategies to increase revenue.” ASUS Brazil, the Brazilian arm of the international tech giant and a leader in the computer hardware market, has benefited from SpotLite’s holistic visibility to monitor how their products are priced across distributors and retailers, and this is playing a core role in their day-to-day business decisions. Marcos Santos, Country Product Manager at ASUS Brazil, said SpotLite has quickly become a valuable tool for their team to retain a competitive edge. “Our initial use of SpotLite has uncovered and consolidated an overarching view of how our products are being priced by our channels. The view of not only our own product pricing in the market, but also those of our competitors is allowing us to move swiftly and make tactical and strategic decisions across the product, sales and marketing departments in a timely manner,” Marcos said. By harnessing the power of data, SpotLite has been developed with a range of plans to suit every budget, from large established corporations to small and medium sized business. Customers are not locked into a contract and have the flexibility to tailor a package that best suits their business needs. Starting from just $39 a month, all new customers will benefit from a 30-day free trial in which they’ll have access to SpotLite’s functionalities and features, such as email notifications, customisable charts and dashboards. To find out more about SpotLite visit www.spotlite.com.au. Further enquiries: Jamie Pericleous jpericleous@heardagency.com 0421 173 361 About Invigor Group Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO) is an Australian company that develops a range of solutions to help measure and influence the consumer purchase journey, turning insights into revenue. Invigor’s solutions offers insights into market activity such as competitor pricing and consumer behaviour as well as allowing engagement with consumers through relevant content and digital real estate. Invigor’s technology and innovation can be seen in one of Sydney’s historic ferry terminals, Manly Wharf, where a high traffic transport hub has been transformed into a Digital Precinct. Invigor is leading the way in data intelligence by providing comprehensive end-to-end business solutions with Wi-Fi analytics, consumer engagement, real-time pricing and market intelligence. Inamo the payments platform behind Visa WaveShades – the latest innovation in wearable ways to pay 2017-02-01T01:18:53Z inamo-the-payments-platform-behind-visa-waveshades-the-latest-innovation-in-wearable-ways-to-pay SYDNEY, 28 January 2017 – Australian start-up Inamo (www.inamo.com) is the payments platform behind Visa’s WaveShades, the prototype wearable sunglasses being trialled at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival music events in five Australian cities between 26 January and 5 February. The sunnies, which are designed by Local Supply, can make contactless payments thanks to a secure payment chip, supplied by Inamo, in the arm of the accessory. The WaveShades utilise the same payments platform previously developed for the Inamo CURL, which was launched in December 2016. The CURL is a multi-functional, waterproof wearable that can be attached discretely and securely to most watch bands and fitness bands so the wearer can initially enjoy the freedom and convenience of tap-and-go payments. Commenting on Inamo’s role in the creation of the WaveShades, Inamo’s founder and chief executive officer, Peter Colbert, said, “As an Australian start-up, we are honoured to be invited to provide the payment platform for Visa WaveShades. Using Inamo’s technology in sunglasses is a logical extension of our mission to move people’s wallets to a wearable. “Visa’s WaveShades are a great endorsement of the payments technology platform Inamo has created, which unshackles people from their phones or wallets. We’re also extremely grateful for the support we receive from our partners, OT and Heritage Bank, which make the platform possible.” Oberthur Technologies is a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, and ensures the security and integrity of the data exchanged when making payments. Heritage Bank acts as the Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI), holding all monies loaded onto the WaveShades and oversees settlement as they are used and then reloaded. Additionally, Inamo holds an Australian banking licence. Frederique Covington, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Asia Pacific at Visa commented on the purpose behind the pilot: “The financial services environment is evolving at an unprecedented pace, which is exemplified by consumers’ changing relationship with payments. The Visa WaveShades pilot is all about showing Australians that innovation in how we pay can make their lives simpler and everyday experiences seamless and rewarding.” About Inamo Inamo was established in 2016 and is one of the founding members of Sydney fintech hub, Stone and Chalk. Inamo stands for ‘In a Moment’ and its mission is to move your wallet to a wearable. Its first product is a multi-functional wearable called the CURL, which will initially give people on the go a way to pay without having to carry around or worry about the whereabouts and security of their wallet or phone. For more information: www.inamo.com. For more information, please contact: Joanna Stevens Kramer BLiNK COMMUNICATIONS joanna@blinkcomms.com.au Tel: 0408 466 410 Assets available: Video of a payment with WaveShades at the Laneway Festival Image of Kate Peck wearing WaveShades Images of Inamo ambassador Guy Leech using WaveShades to make a payment Telechnics Offers On-site Analogue and Digital Two Way Radio Systems 2017-01-26T21:52:42Z telechnics-offers-on-site-analogue-and-digital-two-way-radio-systems Telechnics knows the importance of clear and effective communication at construction sites. The company is one of the best one-stop destination for complete communication solutions. Customers seeking the cost-effective functionality of an analogue radio or the bonuses of an advanced digital two-way radio system can approach Telechnics for all their needs.  With an enviable history of 25 years of delivering a complete range of radios, accessories and services for everything from handheld portable radios to dedicated on-site telecommunications systems, Telechnics has come a long way. They are now one of Australia’s established primary two-way radio specialists. Headquartered at Sydney, Telechnics also has a branch at the Gold Coast.  All those who are involved in the construction industry would agree that the safety, quality and efficiency of the project depends on how well communication is facilitated at the work site. Whether one is building a house or putting up a skyscraper, the quality of communication is something no one can compromise on. Various construction sites use handheld portable radios to dedicated on-site telecommunications systems according to their project’s demands. Telechnics delivers a complete range of radios, accessories and services for every kind of project.  One of the main positives of Telechnics is that they supply communications systems built especially to meet any special requirements and to suit any budget. Besides this, they have flexible financing options, analogue and digital two-way radio system rentals and expert services to ensure that every customer gets what they need.  Customers who do not have an efficient or safe communication system can immediately contact Telechnics for their specific needs and receive the best solutions. They are able to incorporate the customer’s requirements into the product and service recommendations to deliver a system with advanced usability and special features as requested.  Telechnics tailors communications systems according to specific needs. Whether a customer is looking to rent a system for a one-off large-scale project, buy portable or mobile two-way radios to meet industry standards or searching for two-way radio products or services, Telechnics has an answer to every need.  Customers can contact Telechnic online or call (02)96443422 to get tailored construction analogue or digital two way radio systems.  To know more about Telechnic’s Analogue and Digital two way radio system for construction: https://www.telechnics.com.au/digital-two-way-radio-systems Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T01:39:59Z dell-boomi-names-vp-of-business-development-to-expand-global-partner-channel ROUND ROCK, Texas--Dell Boomi (Boomi) today announced that it has appointed David Tavolaro as its vice president of business development. Tavolaro is responsible for advancing Boomi’s fast-growing global partner channel, which has grown more than fifty percent in the last year. His appointment reflects Boomi’s commitment to strengthen its channel to support growing global demand for its award-winning integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and legacy on-premises systems. In this role, Tavolaro heads up Boomi’s go-to-market strategy and execution across a partner network of independent software vendors (ISVs), global systems integrators (GSIs) and regional IT consultancies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and referral partners. “The channel is in our DNA and has been a vital part of our success to date. We believe it will be an accelerator for growth as Boomi expands globally,” said Will Corkery, Boomi VP of worldwide sales and business development. “David’s deep industry and operational experience, combined with growing global demand for iPaaS cloud integration will help further Boomi’s position as the number one integration cloud for companies of all sizes.” Tavolaro brings to Boomi more than two decades of sales, channel and executive management leadership experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to Boomi, Tavolaro served for nearly 11 years as vice president, sales, at the systems integration and technology management firm Anexinet. Before that, he held senior-level positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, DataChannel, Actium and Accenture. “Boomi has revolutionized integration in the cloud. Its ability to connect cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems is unprecedented,” Tavolaro said. “I’m thrilled to join Boomi and contribute to its advancement and leadership in the fast-growing iPaaS market. Using the Boomi platform, forward-thinking partners will capitalize on an incredible opportunity to power digital transformation for their customers to drive innovation and help them leapfrog the competition.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.