The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration 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 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:27:22Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe-1 SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $799 (AUD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:26:02Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $849 (NZD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au Big Switch Networks appoints Claudio Perugini as VP Worldwide Channels 2017-06-21T00:00:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-claudio-perugini-as-vp-worldwide-channels MELBOURNE, Australia – 21 June 2017 – Big Switch Networks, the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President, Worldwide Channels.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Claudio to the Big Switch team to drive the expansion of our worldwide channel program,” said Mike Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. “He brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts.”   Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.   “Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”   At LightCyber, Perugini significantly contributed to the company’s overall growth and resulting acquisition, evidenced by a 2.5x increase in bookings as well as a 2x increase in customer logo count. Perugini was also responsible for the build-out of LightCyber’s worldwide sales and engineering teams to support growing demand.   During his tenure at Gigamon, the company’s revenue increased from $30M to $180M, and under his leadership, the Americas sales team contributed more than 80% of total company revenue per quarter and had the highest producing region per sales person for four consecutive years. At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organisation from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team, which had a 98% retention rate.   “As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch’s portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow Big Switch on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednallbigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Data Governance Australia launches Code to promote culture of best practice and drive innovative use of data 2017-06-20T23:29:04Z data-governance-australia-launches-code-to-promote-culture-of-best-practice-and-drive-innovative-use-of-data SYDNEY, 21 May, 2017 – Data Governance Australia (DGA) has today announced the launch of a draft Code of Practice (the Code) as part of its ongoing effort to set leading industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible collection, use, management and disclosure of data. The Code aims to promote a culture of best practice as well as to drive innovation by increasing consumer confidence and trust in the data-practices of organisations. The draft Code will be released for public consultation on 21 June until 21 July 2017. During this period, DGA will take feedback and submissions on the Code from interested stakeholders, including government, business and consumer groups. All submissions and feedback can be sent to submissions@datagovernanceaus.com.au or alternatively through the DGA website at http://www.datagovernanceaus.com.au. The launch of the Code is timely, as keeping pace with the data economy is a global challenge that’s affecting every industry. The Code presents Australia with an opportunity to lead the charge in self-regulation and assert itself as a forward-thinking country for the rest of the world to follow suit. “Data is one of the most valuable assets in our digital economy and there are currently many untapped opportunities for innovation using data,” said Jodie Sangster, CEO of DGA. “The ways in which organisations collect, use, manage and disclose data will continue to change rapidly with technological advancements.The Code is an initiative to increase consumer trust and drive transparency in data-handling practices. Organisations that meet the standards outlined in the Code will be able to demonstrate that consumer trust is front and centre of their business.” “Self-regulation is the right approach in the era of rapid transformation,” she continued. “Introducing laws and regulations run the risk of stifling innovation and creating a regime that is not flexible enough to respond to the rate of change.” Chair of DGA Board, Graeme Samuel added, “Data is held in staggering volumes across multiple platforms and consumers are demanding transparency, proving that the time is right for Data Governance Australia to introduce its Code of Practice. This body exists to assist businesses to thrive through innovation and to promote greater productivity while enhancing consumer trust and greater regulatory compliance. Ensuring that businesses gain the trust of consumers is vital, as is the empowerement of the business user through the collective establishment and enforcement of responsible data-practices.” About The DGA Code of Practice The Code will contain ten core principles and extends beyond the Privacy Act in several respects by setting highter standards and most importanty does not only apply to ‘personal information’ (as defined by the Privacy Act), but may also apply to ‘data’ about consumers more broadly. These core principles are: No-harm rule Honesty & Transparency Fairness Choice Accuracy and Access Accountability Stewardship Security Enforcement DGA is also consulting with relevant government bodies and industry stakeholders about data portability issues. Some other important aspects of the Code are as follows: ‘No-harm rule’ - Organisations that sign up to the Code must ensure that they do not cause harm to consumers as a result of the collection, use or disclosure of the consumer’s personal information. This goes beyond the Privacy Act as it requires organisations to consider the potential impact of their data-practices on the consumer and use best endeavours to ensure that its data-practices do not result in harm to consumers. Community expectations – Organisations that sign up to the Code are required to consider whether, and ensure that their data- practices, are consistent with community expectations. This aspect of the Code will promote consumer trust and the ethical use of data. Fairness – Organisations that sign up to the Code must also consider the ‘fairness’ to the consumers in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. In considering the ‘fairness’ of a particular data-practice, organisations will be required to take a range of factors into account, including for example, the circumsntances in which the personal infortmation was collected, the reasonable community expectations with respect to the use of personal information, and the risk of harm a particular data-practice may pose to consumers. Enforcement – The Code will be enforced by the Code Authority, which consists of three members from consumer groups, three members from the industry and an independent chair. A draft copy of the Code is now available for download at: http://www.datagovernanceaus.com.au About DGA Data Governance Australia (DGA) is a not-for-profit association founded in 2016 in order to establish industry standards and bench marks around the collection, use and management of data in Australia. DGA provides education, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members to promote and foster an understanding of how data can be used responsibly to drive innovation and competitive advantage while increasing consumer trust and complying with regulatory requirements. The members of DGA come from a cross section of Australian industry and include major financial institutions, leading retailers, law firms, real estate corporations, aviation, and specialist data suppliers including technology, software and consulting service providers. Media contacts: Progressiva Jo Balfour M: +61 405 542 018 Shuba Paheerathan M: +61 438 606 424 INFINIDAT Disrupts Enterprise Storage Market, Ramps Up Australian and New Zealand Channel Partnerships 2017-06-08T04:51:45Z infinidat-disrupts-enterprise-storage-market-ramps-up-australian-and-new-zealand-channel-partnerships INFINIDAT, the market’s leading independent provider of  petabyte-scale enterprise-class data storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Independent Data Solutions (IDS) as their distributor for Australia and New Zealand. IDS is a specialist value add distributor offering technologies that enable storage, management, and transport of data for the enterprise. IDS offer a range of build and configuration services to help reseller partners deliver and support their clients. The new distribution partnership agreement between INDINIDAT and IDS will support growing demand from Australian and New Zealand enterprises for high performance enterprise grade storage solutions. Mark Brown, General Manager for INFINIDAT Australia and NZ commented, “Enterprises are seeing their data storage requirements and costs grow much faster than their overall IT budgets. The legacy storage infrastructure that many Australian businesses rely upon is simply not cost competitive or fast enough for today’s needs, let alone tomorrow’s. INFINIDAT is growing rapidly because our storage solutions are dramatically more cost effective, while achieving 99.99999% availability.” To handle growing demand for their solutions, INFINIDAT is currently recruiting additional systems integrators and specialist database and applications solutions resellers across both Australia and New Zealand. The INFINIDAT partner program includes comprehensive training, presales assistance, deal registration, marketing lead programs, and very attractive margins for product sales. INFINIDAT solutions are sold 100% via partners. Ian Deane, Director of Sales for Independent Data Solutions explained, “System Integrators and resellers are always looking for a competitive edge, vendor partnerships that help them achieve better outcomes for their clients. INFINIDAT solutions are a real game changer for enterprise users, delivering unmatched reliability, superior performance, and simple management.” Technology Solutions is a specialist reseller and service provider that markets INFINIDAT solutions to their clients and the wider NZ storage market. David Lynn, Enterprise Sales Manager for Technology Solutions commented, “We grow long term relationships with our clients. INFINIDAT’s revolutionary solutions are a key part of our growth strategy, helping us to deliver market leading storage reliability and performance for our clients at very competitive costs. INFINIDAT is currently offering enterprises the chance to test the performance of INFINIDAT storage solutions for themselves in their own datacentres, as part of the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge”. How the “Faster Than Flash Challenge” works As participants in the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge,” organisations may test drive the Infinibox via a try & buy agreement during which INFINIDAT guarantees the system will outperform the organisation’s pre-existing storage system using a real-world workload. If Infinibox delivers superior performance per the terms and conditions, INFINIDAT will donate $10,000 USD to the Salvation Army in the participating organisation’s name. If not, INFINIDAT will instead donate $10,000 USD to a charity of the organisation’s choice. For more information on the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge,” visit www.fasterthanallflash.com. About INFINIDATCompanies who acquire, store and analyse the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve a competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. For more information on INFINIDAT and its enterprise storage products, visit INFINIDAT.com. DattoCon attracts more than 1,000 partners to one of the world’s largest managed service provider focused events 2017-06-07T00:06:09Z dattocon-attracts-more-than-1-000-partners-to-one-of-the-world-s-largest-managed-service-provider-focused-events-1 Denver, United States (DattoCon) – June 7, 2017 – Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced an exciting new range of products and service upgrades to its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection product lines, to further support the needs of its 6,000 MSP (managed service provider) partners. The new products support Datto’s ongoing commitment to total data protection, ensuring business data is secure and accessible – no matter where it lives.   Datto CEO Austin McChord announced Datto’s latest market leading solutions during his keynote presentation, which focused on product innovation, performance and ease of management for Datto partners. McChord highlighted how Datto’s technology provides MSPs with the most innovative managed service solutions targeting small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). The new products and services include an expansion to Datto’s flagship all-flash SIRIS 3X line, an all-new ALTO 3 device targeting smaller environments, a new architecture for Datto SaaS Protection services, updates to the new Datto Networking portfolio, and significant enhancements to Datto’s Partner Portal.    "We believe in a business before technology approach and our team is focused on delivering bespoke solutions that address specific business challenges,” said Daniel Williams, Director, PowerNET. “We identify partners that are market leaders that can work closely with us to bring together integrated solutions for our clients. Working with Datto and its suite of products, we can build robust business continuity and data protection solutions for our clients that deliver exceptional performance and, importantly, peace of mind.”   In addition to new products, features and service updates, Datto today announced the official launch of its global marketing automation platform, MarketNow. Available for free to all Datto MSPs, MarketNow enables partners to utilise pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. Powered by MindMatrix, the platform does not require extensive training, nor extensive marketing experience. Since its pre-launch in March, the platform has been used by over 1,600 Datto partners.   Datto’s new product and feature updates announced today across its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection solutions, include:  Business Continuity: With the most comprehensive BCDR product lineup available, including devices ranging from 500GB to 120TB, Datto has made updates to both its SIRIS and ALTO products. The completely new SIRIS 3 X Professional line is offered as 4, 8 and 12TB 1U rack-mounted servers. Additionally, the S3X4 all flash 4TB device joins the S3X1 and S3X2 models released last year. Datto’s most popular device, the ALTO, also received a makeover with new hardware and an SSHD. The new ALTO 3 offers double the performance for local and cloud-based backup and restore than its predecessor and is still available with no upfront charge. Updated SIRIS 3 software includes a new Fast Failback™ feature that allows MSPs to spin-up a virtual machine (VM) with a rescue agent. This agent forks the initial backup chain, providing restore from any agent recovery point, while requiring significantly less space than alternative solutions and returning business to normal operation faster than competitive alternatives. In addition to reducing business downtime, SIRIS 3 now provides hardware independent restore upon virtualisation, additional Cloud VHDx exports and an improved setup process, all designed to maintain Datto’s position as the most reliable BCDR on the market.  Networking: In January, Datto announced its new Datto Networking line, the first networking product line designed from the ground up specifically for MSPs. Today, Datto announced comprehensive updates across the line including QoS, Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection, expanded VoIP support and cloud management capabilities to the existing edge router, access points and switches. Datto also introduced an extension to the networking portfolio with the planned release of an intelligent, cloud managed power strip including an embedded access point. Datto Managed Power will enable MSPs to more effectively manage their customer environments with features such as remote power cycling of individual outlets, scheduled reboots, reporting outlet wattage; all managed through the Datto Partner Portal.    SaaS Protection: Datto announced a new architecture for its market leading Datto SaaS Protection service to more effectively manage, restore and export critical data in Office 365 and G Suite environments. The new architecture enables point-in-time back-up functionality for Office 365 with dramatically improved export and restore speeds. The company also introduced robust discovery search and an enhanced user experience, making it intuitive and responsive to ease customer onboarding. In addition, Datto introduced the Datto SaaS Protection Node, an onsite storage repository for backups from the cloud – providing new options for SaaS backup retention in regulated or sensitive industries.   Bringing it altogether is the Datto Partner Portal, which allows the company’s MSP partners to purchase, educate, manage and market products all in one location. Several new dashboards were announced and are now available, including a device status compressed view, networking status page, SaaS status page and mobile status page – ensuring Datto’s partners always have the most relevant information at their fingertips.   Datto will be hosting two webinars on June 14, 2017 AEST to recap the product announcements. Register for the webinars here.   For more information about Datto’s new products and services, visit www.datto.com.About Datto Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications on behalf of Datto datto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 Big Switch Networks appoints James Wong as General Manager, South Asia 2017-06-05T00:15:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-james-wong-as-general-manager-south-asia Singapore – June 5, 2017 -- Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced the appointment of James Wong as General Manager, South Asia. This is a new role for Big Switch Networks, as the company continues to invest and gain traction in the APAC region.   Wong’s primary role will be to support Big Switch Networks’ partners in creating end-user demand for next-generation data centre networking solutions, as well as growing the company’s existing South Asia business. Based in Singapore, Wong will report to Mario Vecchio, Big Switch Networks’ Managing Director, APAC.   “The reception to Big Switch Networks and our technology in South Asia has exceeded our expectations,” said Mario Vecchio, Managing Director, APAC, Big Switch Networks. “James has extensive industry experience, and will play a crucial role in the business as we continue to gain momentum in the region.”   Wong has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Asia, at Alpha7. Prior to joining Alpha7, Wong was A10 Networks’ Head of Channels, APAC, where he oversaw regional activities around the company’s IPO. He has also held senior leadership roles at Siebel, prior to its acquisition by Oracle, and was one of the first employees at Salesforce in Singapore.   “The networking industry is undergoing a huge transformation, and I’m excited to be joining one of the companies leading the charge,” said James Wong, General Manger, South Asia, Big Switch Networks. “I look forward to playing a meaningful role in expanding Big Switch Networks’ presence in South Asia.”   Big Switch Networks has global partnerships with Dell Technologies and Edgecore Networks. The company’s key partners in South Asia are Duta Sarana Abadi Jaya (Indonesia), Network Media (Hong Kong), ST Telemedia (Singapore), STRANETIX (Singapore), TeleScience (Singapore) and Wipro (India and South East Asia).  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation network packet broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbonebigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Maveriq Technology Leverages Dell Boomi to Simplify Data Integration 2017-05-30T22:50:34Z maveriq-technology-leverages-dell-boomi-to-simplify-data-integration Sydney, Australia – May 30, 2017 – Cloud integration specialist, Maveriq Technology, and leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi® (Boomi), today announced a partnership to simplify integration for enterprises amid the increase in hybrid landscape roll-outs. The agreement sees Maveriq integrate the Boomi™ AtomSphere™ integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) into its data integration, migration, workflow automation, MDM, EDI, and API management services portfolio. This provides organisations with a powerful integration strategy without the complex software agreements and convoluted implementation methodologies associated with legacy on-premises deployments. “Globally many organisations face a major integration gap that legacy on-premises solutions could not serve well. With the increased adoption of Hybrid IT – especially in the enterprise space – we saw a significant opportunity to partner with Boomi to provide iPaaS that can effectively consolidate data from best-of-breed applications in a true cloud environment,” said Vipin Verma, President at Maveriq. Maveriq is already engaged in more than 12 Boomi-based integration projects – both directly and through systems integrator partners – in various verticals including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and public services. “The combination of Maveriq’s expertise in data integration, migration and quality with our iPaaS solution will give our joint customers a comprehensive means of centralising critical systems and apps in a package that feels “quick and easy,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means that companies and individual departments can use the best-of-breed technologies that cater for their unique needs while also ensuring the wider business is properly aligned. This is particularly important for large and diverse organisations which don’t want to be held hostage by inflexible and rigid environments.” About Maveriq Established in 2012, Maveriq LLC has grown from a single office site in Illinois, USA to a multinational company with several locations in North America, Latin America, and multiple Center of Excellence’s (COE’s) in the APJ region. As a Dell Boomi, SAP, SuccessFactors strategic partner, Maveriq is regarded as a thought leader, true systems integrator of hybrid landscapes, and enabler of the new digital economy. Maveriq supports global businesses with cloud services, products, and Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), enabling those organizations to gain greater visibility into global business processes. Visit http://www.maveriqtech.com for more information. 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 5,400 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017. Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Boomi and AtomSphere are trademarks fo Boomi, Inc. Other marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Australia’s digital future – are we doing we enough? 2017-05-24T02:50:19Z australia-s-digital-future-are-we-doing-we-enough MEDIA STATEMENT Australia’s digital future – are we doing we enough? The ACS has launched its 2017 Digital Pulse report. Key findings include: ICT is a key driver of Australia’s economic future. Currently a digital boom is occurring with 40,000 ICT jobs created in just the last two years, and ICT services exports up 12% to $2.8b. New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – with each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars). However, 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. Without skilled ICT labour our nation will stagnate. Diversity is still an issue – women represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries) and older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce. LinkedIn data reveals technical skills are in high demand – how will Australia meet this need to reap the advantages of a digital future? Sydney, 24 May 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, today launched its 2017 “Australia’s Digital Pulse” Report – revealing that a ‘digital boom’ is underway with 40,000 technology jobs created over just the last two years (2015-16). Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, the report shows this strong growth in the ICT workforce is expected to continue, with an additional 81,000 jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. Meeting this need will be a critical priority for Australia. ACS President, Anthony Wong, said: “Technology skills are fast becoming the engine room of the Australian economy. To fast-track our nation’s digital transformation, and ensure the ICT skills base is there to meet demand, we need a clear strategy and dedicated investment focus in this area.” LinkedIn Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific, Nick O’Donnell, said Australia’s skills shift is accelerating and expanding across every industry. “We are seeing significant hiring of tech talent by non-tech companies. Half of the top 20 industries hiring ICT workers in 2016 were non-tech, the most active industries being financial services, which jumped from twelfth position in 2015 to up to fourth in 2016. “LinkedIn’s data also shows that the top skills demanded by employers hiring new ICT workers includes a balance of technical skills and broader business skills. Business skills such as Relationship Management, Business Strategy and Strategic Planning in combination with technical skills are highly sought after to drive digitisation of business processes,” Mr O’Donnell said. Addressing Australia’s skilled ICT shortfall, ACS President Anthony Wong, said: “The ACS is actively championing the uptake of coding in schools, better support for teachers in the delivery of emerging technology areas, the establishment of multidisciplinary degrees, and relevant training programs to help to build a pipeline of workers with valuable ICT skills. In a skills shortage environment, skilled migration is an important lever for developing competitive advantage for the nation. However it needs to be targeted, and needs to address the genuine skills gaps in the domestic market, while ensuring migrant workers are not exploited.” Deloitte Access Economics partner, John O’Mahony, said: “Australian employers are placing a high value on ICT skills against the backdrop of digital technologies being increasingly fundamental to a thriving economy. As business disruption becomes more widespread, businesses need a strong ICT core to manage change – making ICT workers and ICT skills the bread and butter behind that change.” The report further highlights a ‘to-do’ list for government that includes multiplying digital precincts, prioritising cyber, transitioning education and getting more people to study ICT, supporting Aussie start-ups, the next steps for the NBN and wireless technology, and focusing on efforts towards open data, digitising government, and copyright reform. Australia’s Digital Pulse is a unique and comprehensive analysis of the ICT sector and the digital economy for Australia. The full report can be downloaded by clicking (here). Australia’s Digital Pulse 2017 will be launched during CeBIT, on Wednesday 24 May at 5:00-7:00pm. Speakers will include the Hon Angus Taylor MP Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation (by video), John O’Mahony Partner Deloitte Access Economics, Nick O’Donnell Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, LinkedIn Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, Anthony Wong ACS President, and Michelle Price Chief Operations Officer Australian Cyber Security Growth Network. -ENDS- Media Contact Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244, louise@launchgroup.com.au Christine Kardashian, Launch Group, 0416 005 705, Christine@launchgroup.com.au About the ACS The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information. FAST FACTS The following statistics are presented according to subject matter areas. The Digital Economy The economic contribution to Australia of the digitally-enabled economy is on track to meet the forecast $139b growth target 2020. New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars). The economic contribution of the digital-enabled economy in Australia is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 2020, representing 7.3% of Australia’s GDP (DAE 2016a). Nearly 90% of this contribution is expected to come from the use of internet and digital technologies outside of the Information, Media and Telecommunications industry. Trade in ICT continues to grow, with Australia’s ICT services exports increasing by 12% to $2.8 billion in 2015-16. The ICT input share of Australia’s goods exports increased from 4% in 2013 to 7% in 2016 – reflecting the greater uptake of new technologies across key industries of economic importance in Australia, such as agriculture and manufacturing. The average cost of a cyber crime attack to an Australian business is around $419,000. Economic modelling suggests that greater investment in cyber security by Australian businesses could result in an uplift of 5.5% in business investment, an increase in wages by 2%, and an additional 60,000 people employed by 2030. Australia’s ICT Workforce Forecast ICT employment 81,000 new ICT jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. ICT workers to increase from around 640,800 in 2016 to around 721,900 in 2022, at an average annual growth rate of 2.0% This represents a higher growth rate than that expected for the overall Australian workforce over the same period, forecast to be 1.4% per annum National ICT workforce of 640,846 in 2016 1.9% increase on the 628,810 ICT workers in 2015 40,000 ICT jobs created in Australia in just the last two years ICT proportion of total workforce is 5.4% 52% of the current ICT workforce is employed outside ICT-related industries such as in professional services, public administration and financial services ICT workers by selected industries 309,313 – ICT related 75,806 – Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 46,262 – Public Administration & Safety 44,425 – Financial & Insurance Services 25,145 – Retail Trade 24,807 – Education & Training Labour Market for Global ICT Talent Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers moving to Australia Project Management; SQL; Business Analysis; Requirements Analysis; Customer Service; Java; Team Leadership; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); Agile Methodologies; JavaScript Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers leaving Australia Project Management; Customer Service; Business Analysis; Marketing; Strategy; Social Media; Business Development; Change Management; Business Strategy; Business Process Improvement. Australia’s Intensive Users of ICT Workforce The broader ICT workforce is forecast to grow from around 2,548,900 workers in 2016 to 2,785,600 in 2022 (average annual growth rate of 1.5% and equivalent to a projected gain of 236,700 jobs over this period) Diversity in ICT Women continue to represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries). Older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce (compared to 16% of workers across all professional industries) ICT Skills In Demand ICT employment growth forecast strongest in the largest two ICT occupation groupings (2016-2022) ICT Management and Operations (2.4% average annual growth between 2016-22). ICT Technical and Professional (1.9% average annual growth between 2016-22). Top 10 in-demand ICT job occupations 2016 LinkedIn data shows the top 3 (out of 10) ‘in-demand’ ICT occupations with the most job advertisements were roles that connect technical ICT functions to broader business requirements. These include: project Manager; Business Analyst; and Business Development Manager. ICT workers with specific technical skills are still in high demand – NET developer, Software Engineer, Solution Architect, Java Developer, Front End Developer. LinkedIn data on the top 20 skills required by ICT workers in 2016 are technical and non-technical 6 out of top 10, and 9 out of top 20 are non-technical The top 9 being: Project & Process Management (number 1 skill) Management Consulting & Business Strategy (number 2) Business Development & Relationship Management (number 3) Customer Service (number 4) Strategic Planning (number 5) Sales (number 6) Purchasing and Contract Negotiation (number 7) Social Media Marketing (number 8) Employee Training & Development (number 9). ICT Education ICT student trends Domestic undergraduate enrolments have risen from around 19,000 at the start of this decade to 25,700 in 2015. Domestic undergraduate completions of ICT degrees increasing from around 3,000 to almost 4,000 over the same period. Postgraduate enrolments and completions by domestic students have also increased marginally, but these also continue to remain below the peaks seen in the early 2000s. Total qualifications held by ICT workers in 2016 Forecast to increase from 1,000,200 in 2016 to 1,148,100 in 2022, representing an average annual growth rate of 2.3% Fields of study for ICT workers in 2016 The qualifications demanded of ICT workers are becoming increasingly broadened, beyond ICT-specific fields of study. 2016 LinkedIn data shows that whilst Computing Science and Information Science and Technology are the most common study areas, 5 of the top 10 study areas for ICT workers are non-ICT, suggesting business related degrees can be pathways into the ICT workforce Accounting; Business; Business Management & Admin; Marketing; Project Management CA Technologies launches new global marketing campaign: “The Modern Software Factory” 2017-05-23T06:19:12Z ca-technologies-launches-new-global-marketing-campaign-the-modern-software-factory SYDNEY, 23 May 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) has launched a new global marketing campaign, “The Modern Software Factory,” to showcase the full spectrum of capability CA brings to customers navigating the challenges of digital transformation. Businesses today face near constant digital disruption, affecting business decision makers at all levels from the C-Suite to those deploying software across their organisations. The Modern Software Factory campaign reflects their insights on the challenges to ‘build better apps, faster and securely’ and ‘gain insight from data,’ which have become foundational to competing in today’s application economy. The premise of the campaign is simple: as businesses across all industries recognise that software is core to creating competitive advantage, CA shows how they can start with a single CA Solution, or a combination of solutions across the areas of Agile, DevOps and Security. In the book “Digitally Remastered: Building Software into Your Business DNA” launched last fall, author Otto Berkes, CTO of CA Technologies, outlines key insights that inform the tools and techniques that companies are using on their digital transformation journeys. The Modern Software Factory, a concept portrayed through a virtual environment, brings these insights to life. “The competitive value of digital transformation has become very real, and customers are looking for partners who can help them navigate the journey successfully,” said Lauren Flaherty, chief marketing officer, CA Technologies. “The Modern Software Factory is the creative expression of CA’s business strategy. We’re laying out a blueprint that’s designed to help guide customers as they leverage software to win in the market.” The new campaign, running immediately across broadcast and digital channels to reach executives as well as those who deploy software, brings The Modern Software Factory to life as it follows a group of executives looking to transform their business. They are guided through a dynamic, visionary space and shown how CA’s capabilities across Agility, Insights, Automation and Security come together to help them compete. The Tour: The guide introduces The Modern Software Factory to a group of executives. They see the wonders of the factory—a world where Agile, Automation, Insights and Security come together to help businesses compete. The Answer: The executives realise the power of the software factory and yet have a hard time understanding its technical aspects. The guide makes it simple: if you’re going to compete in the app economy, the answer is CA Technologies. The new broadcast spots and digital content, created and produced by John McNeil Studio, demonstrate how CA’s portfolio comes together to create advantage for customers, solve their most pressing needs, and become strategic partners in their digital transformation journeys. The campaign will span the US, UK, DE, AU & Pan Regional (ES) markets, and content will be amplified across CA social channels and CA.com. - ENDS- About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Micron 21 challenges all-comers: can you commit cyber terrorism? 2017-05-21T23:47:50Z micron-21-challenges-all-comers-can-you-commit-cyber-terrorism MELBOURNE, May 22, 2017.  Cloud and data centre services provider Micron 21 has issued a challenge to IT professionals – can you breach our multi-level security with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack? Managing Director James Braunegg invites participants at AusCERT, Australia’s premier data security event, to design and launch a DDoS attack against Micron21 in real time. They will be invited to do so during Micron 21’s live demonstrations. Braunegg says: “While DDoS attack methods are constantly evolving, the business risks involved remain the same. To stay ahead of these increasingly complex challenges, companies must invest in DDoS protection. Micron21 continually improves the way we guard against such attacks. We stop them from hindering network performance by acting quickly and diligently to rectify any security issues, regardless of the size or scope of the challenge involved.” He adds: “We are so confident in our abilities in providing DDoS protection for online services that we are inviting all-comers at AusCERT to test our DDoS mitigation capabilities, in real time. IT professionals may select their attack target within either a Micron21 protected or unprotected network, to see the mayhem is created, along with seamless mitigation. Participants can choose the duration, size and other attack configurations before launching  their attacks and committing ‘çyber terrorism’. In real time, they will see how Micron 21’s systems identify, monitor and mitigate each attack. The AusCERT conference takes place in Queensland on May 25-26. Micron 21’s demonstration takes place at booth B25-B26. James Braunegg and key members of the Micron21 and NSFOCUS teams will be available to answer questions. Micron21 protects businesses with industry-leading DDoS solutions. The company takes a comprehensive approach to mitigating such attacks. DDoS/mitigation protection employs multiple layers of physical hardware to inspect, scan and filter traffic at the packet layer. There are four protective barricades to the company’s protection (see image). Brocade Edge Routers identify and sustain legitimate traffic. NSFOCUS DDoS Mitigation inspects the metadata of packets for known attack patterns against a zero day database, while instructing A10 load balancers to distribute clean traffic. Juniper Firewalls provide a final layer of defence at the client.About Micron21 Established in August 2009, Micron21 provides and operates state-of-the-art cloud and data centre services certified to an ISO 27001 standard, within an Uptime Institute Certified Tier IV environment. Micron21 delivers mission critical services by owning and operating its own world class, fully redundant data centre. The data centre provides continuous power, cooling, physical and electronic security and highly redundant data transmission services. The core business products include: Server Co-location, DDoS Protection as-a-Service, virtual and physical dedicated servers, cloud services, domain names, high performance web hosting, disaster recovery (DR) solutions, load balancing, IP transit, fixed wireless network services, point to point fibre services, security services, Backup and Infrastructure as-a-Service, managed services and solution architecture. Its customers include global medium and enterprise-level corporations, government departments, Internet Service Providers, and wholesale resellers.For more information James Brauneggjames.braunegg@micron21.com 03. 9751 7690   David Frost PR Deadlines, for Micron 21davidf@prdeadlines.com.au 02.7903 9567       IBM and Nutanix Launch Hyperconverged Initiative to bring Enterprises into the Cognitive Era 2017-05-16T23:38:39Z ibm-and-nutanix-launch-hyperconverged-initiative-to-bring-enterprises-into-the-cognitive-era ARMONK, NY / SAN JOSE, California – May 16, 2017 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Nutanix (Nasdaq: NTNX) today announced a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments. The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership plans to deliver a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualization for a simple experience within the datacenter. In today’s technology landscape, processing real-time information is necessary but not sufficient. Being able to react in real-time used to give enterprises a competitive advantage, but this approach no longer guarantees happy customers. The value has now migrated to the ability to rapidly gather large amounts of data, quickly crunch and predict what’s likely to happen next - using a combination of analytics, cognitive skills, machine learning and more. This is the start of the insight economy. Handling these kinds of workloads present unique challenges - needing a combination of reliable storage, fast networks, scalability and extremely powerful computing. It seems like private datacenters that were designed just a few years ago are due for a refresh - not only in the technology, but also in the architectural design philosophy. This is where the combination of IBM Power Systems and Nutanix comes in. This joint initiative intends to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments by delivering the first simple-to-deploy, web-scale architecture supporting POWER based scale-out computing for a continuum of enterprise workloads, including: ● Next generation cognitive workloads, including big data, machine learning and AI ● Mission-critical workloads, such as databases, large scale data warehouses, web infrastructure, and mainstream enterprise apps ● Cloud Native Workloads, including full stack open source middleware and enterprise databases and Containers With a shared philosophy based on open standards, a combination of Nutanix and IBM will be designed to bring out the true power of software-defined infrastructure - choice - for global 2000 enterprises, with plans for: ● A simplified private enterprise cloud that delivers POWER architecture in a seamless and compatible way to the datacenter ● Exclusive virtualization management with AHV, advanced planning and remediation with Machine Learning, App Mobility, Microsegmentation and more, with one-click automation ● A fully integrated one-click management stack with Prism, to eliminate silos and reduce the need for specialized IT skills to build and operate cloud-driven infrastructure ● Deploying stateful cloud native services using Acropolis Container Services with automated deployment and enterprise-class persistent storage “Hyperconverged systems continue on a rapid growth trajectory, with a market size forecast of nearly $6 billion by 2020[1]. IT teams now recognize the need, and the undeniable benefits, of embracing the next generation of datacenter infrastructure technology,” said Stefanie Chiras, VP Power Systems at IBM. “Our partnership with Nutanix will be designed to give our joint enterprise customers a scalable, resilient, high-performance hyperconverged infrastructure solution, benefiting from the data and compute capabilities of the POWER architecture and the one-click simplicity of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.” “With this partnership, IBM customers of Power-based systems will be able to realize a public cloud-like experience with their on premise infrastructure,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO at Nutanix. “With the planned design, Enterprise customers will be able to run any mission critical workload, at any scale, with world-class virtualization and automation capabilities built into a scale out fabric leveraging IBM’s server technology.” Pricing and Availability The IBM and Nutanix initiative will bring options for clients and a seamless experience for these clients, and will be sold exclusively through IBM sales force and channel partners. Specific timelines, models and supported server configurations will be announced at the time of availability. About IBM IBM Power Systems are servers designed for mission-critical applications and emerging Cognitive Era workloads including artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, advanced analytics and high performance computing, data lakes and operational datastores. Designed to deliver efficiency whether deployed in a private, public and hybrid cloud, Power Systems benefit from a wide range of open technologies, many stemming from collaboration with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members. Customers today can enjoy benchmark setting performance for a wide variety of data-intensive workloads – for example, IBM guarantees that Power Systems servers can deliver twice the performance per dollar as x86 systems for customer workloads based on MongoDB. About Nutanix Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. © 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the Enterprise Cloud Platform, and the Nutanix logo are trademarks of Nutanix, Inc., registered or pending registration in the United States and other countries. [1] Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-hyperconvergence-the-next-big-thing-in-tech-2017-04-03 Resources ● Joint Announcement Video, Blog ● Images: IBM Power, Nutanix ● For more about IBM Systems, visit here. Nutanix, visit here. ● Infographic Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements concerning Nutanix’s and IBM’s plans and expectations relating to a multi-year hyperconverged initiative and the deployment of Nutanix software on, and the interoperability of Nutanix software with, IBM Power Systems. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on the parties’ current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the parties’ control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: the failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, the integrated offering on a timely or cost-effective basis; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in Nutanix’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for its fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2017, and IBM’s annual report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, neither Nutanix nor IBM assumes any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. Budget confirms digital economy a priority but the ACS encourages more funding to address ICT skills gap 2017-05-09T12:09:00Z budget-confirms-digital-economy-a-priority-but-the-acs-encourages-more-funding-to-address-ict-skills-gap Sydney, May 9, 2017: The ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – tonight welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to the digital economy as outlined in its 2017-18 Budget.   ACS President, Anthony Wong, said the 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered good news for expediting Australia’s transition to a digital and knowledge economy.   “We would see three key pillars to achieving an economy higher up the value chain and one which affords higher paying jobs; these being a strong banking and finance sector, a strong cyber security capability that delivers trust, and developing high-level STEM skills in the education system.”   The economic contribution of the internet and digital-enabled economy is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 2020, representing 7.3% of overall GDP in Australia[1], with some estimating the potential of currently available digital technology to contribute between A$140 billion and A$250 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2025[2].    “We were pleased to see the investments in the Cyber Security Advisory Office, backing of our fintech sector, and the commitment to improving student outcomes,” said Mr Wong.   The Government has committed to investing $10.7 million over four years to the Digital Transformation Agency to establish the Cyber Security Advisory Office (CSAO) intended to strengthen governance across government projects and cyber security assurance.   “The ACS is supportive of the Government’s introduction of needs-based funding for Australian schools, as outlined in the Quality Schools[3] reforms package, which includes $242.3 billion in recurrent funding to schools over the next decade. We also welcome the new Gonski-led Review toAchieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools to provide advice on how this funding should be used to improve student achievement and performance[4].”   “However, at a time when the performance of Australian students in science and maths is declining[5], the ACS supports a stronger focus on building digital skills and digital literacy in Australian classrooms. This must be a critical economic and policy priority, especially when STEM is associated with 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations, innovations and wage premiums[6].”   As part of the organisation’s pre-Budget submission, the ACS’ recommendations to the Federal Government include a proposed grassroots National ICT Educators Program. The program is designed to boost the capacity of Australian school teachers implementing the Digital Technologies (DT) curriculum, with the aim of better engaging students in STEM and improving their performance. The ACS sees this as essential if we are to fill future skills gaps of nearly 67,000 ICT workers by 2020[7].    “Currently, 2.5 million Australians in non-ICT job roles require ICT skills[8]. As a longstanding advocate in this space, the ACS has actively raised concerns about the critical need to address Australia’s ICT skills shortages to meet future skills demand. This is alongside the need to boost ICT enrolments and completions where currently graduates represent only one per cent of the ICT workforce[9]. The ACS looks forward to working with the Government to place a high priority on achieving these outcomes,” said Mr Wong.   [1] ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report 2016, page 13.[2] McKinsey Digital Australia: Seizing the opportunity from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, page 2.[3] https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-02/true-needs-based-funding-australias-schools and https://www.education.gov.au/quality-schools[4] https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-02/true-needs-based-funding-australias-schools[5] Results from the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)[6] PwC’s “A smart Move: Future proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)” [7] ACS  2016 Australia’s Digital Pulse, page 22. [8] ACS 2016 Australia’s Digital Pulse Report, page 4. [9] ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report 2016, page 52. -ENDS-Media Contact Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 675 sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244 louise@launchgroup.com.au  About the ACS The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.   Brocade Delivers Modern Storage Networks for New Dell EMC All-Flash Arrays 2017-05-09T00:42:51Z brocade-delivers-modern-storage-networks-for-new-dell-emc-all-flash-arrays Sydney, Australia - May 9, 2017 - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that its Gen 6 Fibre Channel technologies provide the network foundation that enables customers of Dell EMC® all-flash array solutions to optimise the performance, availability and reliability of their storage deployments. At Dell EMC World, Dell EMC announced significant updates to its all-flash storage portfolio. Dell EMC introduced the VMAX 950F, representing significant updates to its flagship VMAX enterprise storage platform. It also announced XtremIO X2, the second generation of its market-leading, purpose-built all-flash array. Finally, the company unveiled new midrange products, including four new all-flash array models to the Dell EMC Unity storage family, along with a refreshed Dell EMC SC Series hardware platform that offers one of the lowest $/GB in the industry. To maximise the value of these Dell EMC all-flash solutions, organisations require a modern storage network that unleashes the full performance and value of flash storage while delivering unmatched network reliability and scale. Brocade® Gen 6 Fibre Channel technologies provide an agile and easy-to-deploy network foundation between servers and Dell EMC all-flash storage to help eliminate bottlenecks for high-transaction, mixed workloads in flash-based arrays. "As the first to market with Gen 6 Fibre Channel, Brocade continues to drive innovation to help customers derive more value from their applications and infrastructure," said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president of storage networking, Brocade. "Brocade Fibre Channel solutions have been an integral part of every wave of innovation in the data centre and will enable next-generation storage technologies based on NVMe. Together, Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Dell EMC flash storage will help customers redefine business value through unprecedented application performance and infrastructure consolidation." The Brocade Gen 6 product portfolio includes Fabric Vision technology which simplifies network management through proactive monitoring and diagnostics. IO Insight, the industry's only integrated SAN sensor technology, provides deeper visibility into the IO performance of storage infrastructure. VM Insight delivers proactive visibility into the health and performance of individual virtual machines to help administrators uncover issues before applications are affected. "Our customers are expecting more out of their IT infrastructure. They want simplified, integrated solutions that drive more efficiency and value to help them seamlessly adapt to evolving data centre requirements," said Suresh Sathyamurthy, vice president of marketing, Storage and Data Protections Division, Dell EMC. "The powerful combination of Dell EMC all-flash storage and Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel provides customers with the solutions they need to transform their IT infrastructure and operate in a digital world."Availability Brocade storage switches and related storage management software are branded and sold by Dell EMC as part of the Dell EMC Connectrix® product family. The Dell EMC Connectrix Fibre Channel networking portfolio is now available through Dell EMC channel partners.  About Brocade Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere.  With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com) # # #© 2017 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 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