The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-22T02:36:41Z Do We Still Need to Go to Work to Get the Job Done? 2017-03-22T02:36:41Z do-we-still-need-to-go-to-work-to-get-the-job-done Polycom commissioned survey finds: Of the countries surveyed, Australia is one of the world’s most flexible countries to work in – 90% of companies offer flexible working benefits More than two-thirds (67%) of Australians have a work-BFF who’s based in a different office Approximately 79% of Australians use video collaboration multiple times a day to stay in touch Globally, 98% of those surveyed believed that anywhere working has a positive impact on productivity Almost two-thirds, (62%) of the global working population take advantage of flexible working practices, rising to 75% for Australians AUSTRALIA, 22 March, 2017 – Polycom, Inc, a global leader in unified communication and collaboration, today announced findings from a new world-wide consumer survey** that explores the future of work and the impact technology is having on both employee behaviour and workplace culture. The Polycom Anywhere Working study challenges the notion of going to work as we know it, with two thirds (62%) of the global population quite literally working from anywhere, increasing to 75% for Australia. Of the countries surveyed, Australia is one of the most flexible countries to work in – 90% of companies offer flexible working benefits. Not only that, thanks to technology, more than two-thirds (67%) of Australians have a work-BFF located in a different office! Capturing insights from more than 25,000 of today’s working population, millennials to baby boomers and more, the findings show that despite generational differences, in some cases, age really is just a number. The survey found three major flexible working trends that were commonly shared across the 12 countries** surveyed: Being able to work from anywhere is believed to boost performance with 98% of all respondents, believing that anywhere working has a positive impact on productivity Almost two thirds (62%) of the global working population are currently taking advantage of flexible working practices Findings also showed that 91% of respondents believe video collaboration helps improve workplace relationships and teamwork These results suggest that flexible workplace success is about providing the right environment that allows individuals and teams to work together productively to deliver great results. Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Polycom Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) explains, “With the build of high speed broadband networks, technology can now give people the freedom to work the way they want, regardless of where they are. In today’s technology-enabled workplace, flexible working is becoming business-normal; employees expect it and employers need to provide flexible working policies to attract and retain their best talent. “Regardless of whether you are working in Australia or China, a millennial or baby boomer, the findings show that people have the same expectations when it comes to flexible working– they want location liberation, the ability to work and collaborate in a very human way that gets the job done.” Millennials Concerned About Being Recognised as Hard-Working, while Remote Based Workers Use Video Technology to Stay Socially Connected Surprisingly, it was technology-savvy millennials who were most concerned about the correlation between being physically present at work and being recognised as getting the job done. Globally, approximately 62% of millennials (18-30 year olds) were concerned that they would not be perceived as hard-working if they were not in the office. Findings also showed that having face time with colleagues over video helped maintain important social interaction that can sometimes be lacking for remote-based workers. An overwhelming 91% of global respondents said video collaboration helped them get to know their co-workers better. A Deeper Dive into Anywhere Working Habits within Australia More than 2000 respondents from Australia participated in the global study with findings revealing the significant impact that technology is having on anywhere working habits within Australia: Of the countries surveyed, Australia is one of the most flexible countries to work in – 90% of companies offer flexible working benefits and 79% of Australians who use video collaboration multiple times a day to stay in touch More than half of Australians (59%) worry that working anywhere might lead to them working longer hours than if they went in to the office every day Just over one-third (34%) believe they might be overlooked for a promotion if they work remotely More than two-thirds (67%) of Australians have a work-BFF who’s based in a different office To overcome the tyranny of distance, 79% of Australians use video collaboration technology multiple times a week in the workplace to stay in touch. Just over half (51%) of Australians said that using video regularly also influences them to pick up the phone instead of emailing more often. The Future of Work in Australia According to the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia’s (CEDA) recent ‘Future of Work’[1] report, more than 40% today’s jobs will disappear within the next 20 years due to technology advances. The report found that there will be new jobs and industries that emerge but cautioned that if Australia is not investing in the right areas it will get left behind. The report stated that the Australian labour market will be fundamentally reshaped by the scope and breadth of technological change, and if Australia does not embrace massive economic reform and focus on incentivising innovation, it will be left behind in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Commenting on the growth in flexible working within Australia, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan’s Head of Research, Audrey William said, “Across the region, governments and businesses are creating disruptive change to remain competitive in the digital era. Transformational technologies like mobility, cloud and video collaboration are changing the way we work and live, impacting everything from workspace design, to workflow and office culture. The growth in flexible working and geographically distributed workforces mean that businesses will need to find ways to empower employees with vastly different experiences and relationships with technology, ensuring they can collaborate effectively to get the job done.” ### For more information about the survey results, download our Anywhere Working E-guide or read Polycom’s white paper: “Changing Needs of the Workplace”. About Polycom Inc. Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com.au or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more. **About the survey The ‘Guide to Anywhere Working’ survey commissioned by Polycom Inc. was conducted by Morar Consulting. Sample Data collected from 25,234 consumers of 12 countries, which included: United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Germany, Russia, France, Australia and China. 55% of those surveyed had job titles managers or above. 58% of surveyed are responsible for care in some capacity, and 68% surveyed are parents. In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris” or “Siris Capital”) in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. [1] CEDA Future of Work: http://www.ceda.com.au/2015/06/16/five-million-Aussie-jobs-gone-in-10-to-15-years 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. # # # Soberlive Breathalyser With Streamlined Wireless Data Solution Launches 2017-03-15T23:45:34Z soberlive-breathalyser-with-streamlined-wireless-data-solution-launches Melbourne, Australia – March 15, 2017 – Andatech announces the launch of the Soberlive, a new, WIFI-enabled wall-mounted breathalyser to increase efficiency of effective alcohol testing in the workplace. Irwandy Tan, the Director of Andatech, said that the Soberlive, which is certified to Australian Standards AS3547 for accuracy, is designed specifically to fully utilise the Andatech Hub online to consolidate testing data. “Breathalysers today require OHS staff to manually input details, connect and export data to a PC,” Mr Tan said. “The Soberlive takes all that hassle away and reduces risk.” With the Soberlive breathalyser, users log in using an existing access card or a user ID and pin number to take a test. Test results are synced directly with the Andatech Hub server via WIFI. Managers can access test records online by logging in or live as they come through. Managers can also set BAC limits, email notification preferences, and create user ID’s and pins for employees through the Soberlive administrator panel.  “The Soberlive will really assist the enforcement of workplace alcohol policies seamlessly, especially in companies with multiple locations requiring on-site testing,” Mr Tan said.  The Andatech Soberlive breathalyser comes with a built-in straw dispenser and houses a 9-inch tablet for administrator access and to display videos and test results. Videos can be uploaded directly or wirelessly online, and live syncing make company-wide announcements or video advertising easy. The Soberlive can also be customised for licensed venues such as pubs, bars, hotels, stadiums, clinics, hospitals, public places, and more. Mr Tan said that RFID access and Paypass payment will be added in the near future to the Soberlive to fully utilise this. Equipped with a large electrochemical fuel cell sensor, the Soberlive breathalyser is designed for exceptional accuracy and long lifespan for high volume testing. Similar to law enforcement breathalysers, the Soberlive provides readings specific 3 decimal place BAC readings at an accuracy of +/- 0.005%BAC at 0.050%BAC. "Another great feature of the Soberlive is that it can take an unlimited number of tests before it requires calibration," Mr Tan added. In addition, its sensor is removable for convenient replacement. Andatech recommends that the Soberlive sensor is calibrated every 6 months to maintain its accuracy.    Visit Andatech for more technical information on the Soberlive breathalyser. The Soberlive breathalyser joins the family of Andatech products which is available from Andatech and authorised resellers. Call the Australian toll-free number at 1300 800 200 or (+613) 8899 6900 to speak to our customer service representatives for further clarification on the Soberlive breathalyser.   About AndatechAndatech was founded in 2003 as a distributor of Australian Standards certified breathalysers for Australians, and over the past decade has established a reputation as a leader in reliable wellness and occupational health & safety technologies throughout the Asia Pacific. Its range of quality products and services focus on its vision of a safe and healthy environment, at home and at work. For further information visit: www.andatech.com.au View more images of the Soberlive Madison Technologies and 3M: Changing the way Australia Connects. 2017-03-15T01:45:02Z madison-technologies-and-3m-changing-the-way-australia-connects-4 Madison Technologies has been a key distributor of 3M Communications products since 2014 and now strengthens its connection with the 3M range of telecommunication solutions.  Madison worked with 3M products on its Retrofit Pillar Project and as a result won NBN Co’s “Fearless” supplier award in 2016 for its innovation, product design, agile process and fearless contribution to developing the Madison Retrofit Pillar, which adds cabling capacity at the pillar without disturbing or disrupting the existing Telstra customers. This innovative solution has decreased field installation time down from days to hours.  Now Madison and 3M bring a range of innovative products designed to create clever telecommunications solutions, including 3M’s famous ScotchLok™ Connectors, 3M One Pass Fiber Cabling System and 3M™ Clear Track Fiber Pathway, available for viewing at the 3M and Madison Clever Technology Roadshow scheduled across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in May.  The 3M Communications range of products continues to complement the current technology solutions offered by Madison and will be of enormous benefit to existing and potential clients. For more information, or to register to attend the 3M and Madison Clever Technology Roadshow in May, please contact Larry O’Toole, General Manager - Telco on 0417 069 433 or email: Larry.otoole@madisontech.com.au No more breakdowns – Radio Maintenance and Repair Made Simple by Telechnics 2017-02-22T00:57:23Z no-more-breakdowns-radio-maintenance-and-repair-made-simple-by-telechnics Telechnics is Australia’s primary two-way radio specialist. With a service record of over 25 years, the company has handled and delivered a complete range of radios, accessories and services for everything from handheld portable radios to dedicated on-site telecommunications systems. Anyone who uses two-way radios, repeaters and peripheral systems would know that keeping the instruments in good working condition is very critical. While maintaining these systems, a lot of attention is given to avoiding unexpected breakage or loss of functionality as it can mean loss in several ways. It can cause loss to the health, safety and security of the workers and losses to the business.      Telechnics offers two-way radio maintenance and repairs that allows their clients to be completely worry free. In cases where there has already been equipment breakage or loss of functionality, the Telechnics team ensures that business goes on as usual while the real problem is addressed. Competitively-priced rental solutions enable the client to keep their work cycle going while repairs are carried out.   With Telechnics clients receive the benefit of scheduled servicing, maintenance agreements and fixed price repairs, coupled with after-hours and weekend callouts. They are always open to accommodate any requirement of their clients. Telechnics two-way radio maintenance and service centre is based in Auburn, Sydney. Their modern service centre is fully equipped and up to date, delivering the highest levels of functionality across a full range of radio maintenance, repair, and construction and assembly services. This includes a workshop with four independent stations and an array of the latest testing equipment, incorporating models from General Dynamics, Rhode and Schwarz, I.F.R. and Marconi. Their service centre’s exceptionally compact and versatile storage system allows for speedy repairs of almost any system and the quickest two-way radio maintenance possible. This means that clients do not have to wait to order spare parts. Telechnics has a proven record system that offers complete job tracking capabilities, enhanced organisation functionality and a wealth of information for future reference in the event of other repair or maintenance works. Telechnics has its head office in Sydney and branch office on the Gold Coast. Interested customers can call (02) 96443422 or email sales@telechnics.com.au to reach them. To know more about Telechnics maintenance and repairs: https://www.telechnics.com.au/two-way-radio-maintenance      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. Andatech Launches 100% Self-Sustaining Smart Outdoor Wireless Security Camera 2017-02-20T07:05:23Z andatech-enters-green-market-with-solarcam-100-self-sustaining-smart-outdoor-wireless-security-camera Andatech Launches New 100% Self-Sustaining Smart Outdoor Wireless Security Camera An easy-to-install solar-powered security camera that streams live to your Android or iOS device. Melbourne, Australia – February 20, 2017 – Andatech is taking new strides to penetrate the wireless technology market by introducing the SolarCam - a solar-powered outdoor wireless security camera - to bridge the gap between consumers who want complete control over their security needs without the hassle and hefty price tag of CCTV systems. Mr. Irwandy Tan, Director of Andatech, the double Australian Business Awards (ABA100) winner for Business Excellence and Business Technology 2016, said that the Solarcam is entering the market at an opportune time where increasing security concerns are pushing discerning consumers to seek out convenient and affordable solutions. “The SolarCam works as a seamless, self-sustaining security system without the need for wiring,” he said. “As such, it is excellent for places where normal wiring installation is difficult or challenging, such as car yards, outdoor parking lots, marina bays, and even farmyards for livestock monitoring.” Even with HD 720P video recording, wireless capabilities, motion recording, and instant alert capabilities, the Solarcam consumes less power with a charge that lasts up to a month and a standby time of up to 6 months. With the modern consumer in mind, Solarcam smart wireless security camera provides live feed to a connected Android or iOS device and consumers can monitor multiple cameras from different locations all in the palm of their hand. For night or low-light incidents, the Solarcam comes with IR Night Vision capabilities of up to 5 metres and can withstand different weather conditions with its IP65 dustproof and waterproof rating. Solarcam aims to be the security solution for both owned and rented properties as it comes consumer-ready and can be installed hassle-free and wire-free by consumers without needing to hire an electrician or handyman; increasing convenience and cost-savings for the household. The Solarcam outdoor wireless security camera is now available from Andatech and authorised resellers. Visit Andatech to find out more or call the Australian toll-free number at 1300 800 200 or (+613) 8899 6900 for more details. About Andatech Andatech was founded in 2003 as a distributor of Australian Standards certified breathalysers for Australians, and over the past decade has established a reputation as a leader in reliable wellness and occupational health & safety technologies throughout the Asia Pacific. Its range of quality products and services focus on its vision of a safe and healthy environment, at home and at work. For further information visit: www.andatech.com.au Download high res images here. Polycom Reinvents Meeting Experiences to Make Them More Personable 2017-02-08T22:36:53Z polycom-reinvents-meeting-experiences-to-make-them-more-personable Announces new solutions that bring more life-like and studio production quality to your virtual meetings Breakthrough Immersive Studio Flex offered at a new lower price point than the competition Innovative EagleEye camera technology delivers new capabilities that provide a superior experience AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) – February 9, 2017 – Polycom, Inc., a global leader in helping organisations achieve new levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power of human collaboration, has unveiled new video conferencing solutions that add a life-like look and feel to your virtual meeting experience. At the intersection of the virtual and physical world lies today’s workplace where nearly every business meeting includes at least one participant that has dialed in over audio or video. This requires new solutions that allow employees to easily connect, see and share with colleagues in different locations. The latest Polycom solutions, headlined by a new customisable immersive Telepresence experience and a new camera with advanced video production features, re-imagine this intersection and make your virtual meetings feel more in-person than ever. “Today’s business leaders are experiencing a technology gap between what their workplace offers and the experience employees are looking for,” said Michael Frendo, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. “We’re on a mission to develop collaboration solutions that close that gap and not only make you feel like you are in the same room, but are easy to use, intuitive and require no training to operate.” Across the Table Experience When you walk into a Polycom Immersive RealPresence™ room, you sit down, join the call, and it feels like you are sitting across the table from your colleagues, whose images are life-size, crystal clear, and leave no question as to which direction their voice is coming from. The new Polycom Immersive Studio Flex is now bringing this meeting experience to more collaborators around the world at a more affordable price. The Immersive Studio Flex can be customised to your space and budget and offers Microsoft Skype for Business functionality at a 37 percent lower cost than other leading solutions, like the Cisco IX5000. Like other Polycom Immersive solutions, the Immersive Studio Flex combines high definition audio and an 18-foot video wall with three 4K UltraHD display screens making virtual meetings as comfortable as sitting in a home theater and as collaborative as being in the same room. A Professional-Grade Video Meeting Experience Creating immersive solutions doesn’t stop with the Immersive Studio Flex, the Polycom EagleEye Director II camera changes your video conferencing experience from the awkward and distant “bowling alley” view to a professionally produced video meeting when combined with Polycom Group Series video room systems. Without the need to manually adjust or to use a remote, the camera automatically zooms in on and frames the active speaker from an industry-leading 32 feet in less than three seconds, panning out when the discussion includes more than one person. A unique picture-in-picture display of the room means you see the reactions and body language of everyone in the room while you’re focused on the speaker. The camera runs on the new Polycom Group Series 6.1 release, the engine that drives Polycom’s industry-leading voice and video technology. The RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex and EagleEye Director II, available in select countries starting in February 2017, are the first solutions to be announced following the company’s acquisition by Siris Capital Group, LLC and transition to a private enterprise. ### About Polycom, Inc. Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit http://www.polycom.com.sg/ or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or the Polycom Asia Pacific blog, http://www.polycom.asia/theview to learn more. In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris” or “Siris Capital”) in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 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. ISACA Announces 2017 Global Events 2017-02-02T00:44:49Z isaca-announces-2017-global-events www.isaca.org/education (Check soon for updated information) This event will feature the latest cybersecurity threats, challenges and opportunities.   Asia-Pacific CACS Conference, 29-30 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates www.isaca.org/asiacacs2017 The CACS Conference will offer the latest in information systems audit, control and security. Knowledge, tools and strategies will be shared at all levels of expertise, and tracks will include sessions on governance and COBIT.    Europe EuroCACS Conference, 29-31 May 2017, Munich, Germany www.isaca.org/eucacs2017 The CACS Conference will offer the latest in information systems audit, control and security. Knowledge, tools and strategies will be shared at all levels of expertise, and tracks will include sessions on governance and COBIT.    CSX Europe, 30 October-1 November 2017, London, England www.isaca.org/csx-eu2017 CSX 2017 will examine the latest cybersecurity threats, challenges and opportunities. Sessions will be tailored to individual levels of cybersecurity expertise and align with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.   Latin America Latin America CACS, 28-29 September 2017, San José, Costa Rica www.isaca.org/lacacs2017 The CACS Conference will offer the latest in information systems audit, control and security. Knowledge, tools and strategies will be shared at all levels of expertise.    Oceania Oceania CACS Conference, 11-12 September 2017, Canberra, Australia, www.isaca.org/oceaniacacs2017 The CACS Conference will offer the latest in information systems audit, control and security. Knowledge, tools and strategies will be shared at all levels of expertise.    Training Weeks ISACA offers a variety of week-long, in-depth courses on topics such as IT assurance, governance, risk and cybersecurity. For more information, visit www.isaca.org/trainingweek. Chicago, Illinois, USA—6-9 March 2017 Miami, Florida, USA—20-23 March 2017 Houston, Texas, USA—17-20 April 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA—15-18 May 2017 Houston, Texas, USA—12-15 June 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, USA—19-22 June 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA—10-13 July 2017 Chicago, Illinois, USA—31 July-3 August 2017 Miami, Florida, USA—14-17 August 2017 Portland, Oregon, USA—11-14 September 2017 Seattle, Washington, USA—25-28 September 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA—6-9 November 2017 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA—4-7 December 2017   CSX Bootcamps CSX Practitioner Boot Camp Training from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) is an immersive, five-day course conducted in an adaptive, live cyber laboratory environment-enabling attendees to build critical technical skills by learning complex concepts and practice applying industry-leading methods. The course helps prepare attendees for the exam to earn the CSX Practitioner Certification. www.isaca.org/csx-practitioner-boot-camp   Online Webinars ISACA offers free webinars throughout the year. ISACA members may earn free continuing professional education credits (CPE) for attending ISACA webinars. For more information, visit www.isaca.org/webinars.   On-Site Training ISACA’s On-Site Training can bring a variety of courses designed for IT assurance, control, security and governance professionals to a convenient location or within an enterprise. For information, visit www.isaca.org/onsitetraining.   For additional information on ISACA’s global events and education, visit www.isaca.org/education.   ###   About ISACA ISACA® (isaca.org) helps professionals around the globe realise the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organisations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organisations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organisations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISACANews  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isacanews/   Contact: Julie Fenwick, +61 468 901 655 JFenwick@iconinternational.com.au Ellen McIver, +61 8235 7600, EMcIver@iconinternational.com.au Gym Owners: MeshTelco Takes Your Gym to the Digital Age with IoT, Mesh WiFi Technology and Cutting-Edge Tools 2017-01-31T20:41:12Z gym-owners-meshtelco-takes-your-gym-to-the-digital-age-with-iot-mesh-wifi-technology-and-cutting-edge-tools Victoria, Australia - February 1, 2017 – MeshTelco, a company specialized in high speed WiFi and internet services, became the preferred supplier of Anytime Fitness Australia in November 2016. Today, they announce servicing over 50 clubs Australia-wide, transforming ordinary gyms into smart clubs in order to thrive in the digital world. MeshTelco is introducing the concept of Smart Gyms to gym owners - a model that focuses on enhancing connectivity and productivity through high grade technology and equipment. In an interview with Edenexchange, Adam Delon, CEO of MeshTelco said: “We are on a mission to eliminate poor internet connectivity using the latest wireless technology … We have a solution that we can bundle together with the internet, together with a fully managed, secure guest Wi-Fi network that even markets the business, increasing its bottom line.” Anytime Fitness Australia Preferred Supplier Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour health and fitness club operating in over 3,300 franchised locations and 26 countries. In 2015, Anytime Fitness amassed a total of 420 gyms in Australia, becoming the biggest fitness community in Australia today. The preferred supplier partnership provides Anytime Fitness Australia franchisees and members a modern gym experience functioning on a solid internet foundation and seamless WiFi. A Smart Gym is supported by strong, seamless internet connection and uses IoT devices to operate and deliver experiences that are better, faster, and smarter than traditional gyms. MeshOne: High Speed Guest WiFi With a powerful mesh WiFi network, smart gyms can have internet access which breaks down all barriers allowing for devices to roam freely with seamless connectivity from corner to corner, whether indoor or outdoor. MeshOne increases a gym’s market presence and collects user data through its dashboard. This also includes Facebook Check-ins which helps gym customers to be engaged and thereby promoting your business. A single FB check-in has tremendous potential to market your business as one check-in could have at least 200 impressions. Mesh Internet: NBN and Over-Copper Connections This ensures your gym has the quickest and most reliable internet connection whether you are in the ‘zones’ of the National Broadband Network (NBN) or having over-copper connections of Midband Ethernet (MBE) and Ethernet First Mile (EFM). MeshDigital : Digital Signages - Make Your Walls and Windows Come Alive Transform any part of your gym (walls, windows, etc.) into a communication platform delivering your marketing campaigns. Smart Screen allows you to push campaigns into any internet-connected device. Active Glass uses rear projection and state of the art light-capturing film to turn your windows into advertising space. MeshConnect: VOIP, Softphones and Inbound Technology With MeshConnect, gym owners can communicate effectively with customers using VoIP and softphones. This allows gym owners to manage their phone system through a dashboard, replacing old encumbering phone systems with 3CX technology; allowing for call recordings, control IDs and receive in-depth communication reports. Interested in becoming a Smart Gym? Learn more here: https://goo.gl/whNVbU    About MeshTelco MeshTelco is a telecommunications startup specialized in using the power of connectivity. The company provides the right internet plan combined with high-grade technology and equipment to allowing businesses to be more competitive in a digital world. Learn more at http://meshtelco.com.au Media Contact Adam Delon, CEO of MeshTelco Level 1, 10A Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166 Email: info@meshtelco.com.au Website: www.meshtelco.com.au Tel.: +61 1300 080 820 SKYFII SIGNS NEW MAJOR SHOPPING CENTRE CONTRACT IN BRAZIL 2017-01-30T05:26:42Z skyfii-signs-new-major-shopping-centre-contract-in-brazil-1 Five year contract signed with Aliansce Shopping Centre group Planned deployment of Skyfii IO services across 33 Aliansce shopping centres Contract includes subscription services and grants lucrative brand and advertising sponsorship rights to Skyfii Brazil market growing rapidly with over 50 shopping centres now under contract with Skyfii SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, January 30, 2017 – Skyfii Limited (ASX: SKF) (Skyfii, or the Company) today announced significant expansion in Brazil following a new deal with Aliansce Shopping Centres (Aliansce) to roll out its ‘IO’ platform of data analytics and marketing services.   Aliansce is an industry-leading shopping centre group in Brazil. The five year contract will see Skyfii roll out its full platform of three core ‘IO’ services with a planned deployment across 33 centres within the Aliansce Group. Skyfii has already deployed the ‘IO’ platform in 18 centres in the lead up to signing a formal agreement with Aliansce. The planned deployment across 33 centres for Aliansce is forecast for completion mid 2017. This will see Skyfii’s ‘IO’ platform live in over 50 shopping centres in Brazil.   Wayne Arthur, Chief Executive Officer, Skyfii said “Brazilian retail organisations, much like their counterparts here in Australia, are starting to appreciate the value in guest WiFi and data analytics services to drive business decision making and provide better experiences for customers.   As well as satisfying the modern customers’ need to be connected, these services also provide retailers with valuable insights such as peak and dwell times, an understanding of which areas shoppers flock to the most and how long they stay for. This information can be used for example, to provide targeted advertisements and offers to customers and allow shopping centres to allocate resources more efficiently, such as information kiosks.”   In addition to using its data analytics and guest WiFi services, Aliansce has granted the network commercial rights to Skyfii. This will allow Skyfii to further monetize the contract by attracting targeted advertising sponsorship campaigns.  Brazil market update   Since opening operations in Brazil 2.5 years ago, the Company has achieved continuous growth in the region.   The Iguatemi Shopping Group, another major Brazilian retail player and Skyfii’s first customer in the region, has expanded its portfolio with Skyfii. Having started in 2015 by rolling out Skyfii’s platform of three core ‘IO’ data analytics and marketing services to three shopping centres under the Iguatemi banner, Skyfii now has eleven live sites and expects to soon add another three venues to make 14 in total.   In addition to Iguatemi and Aliansce, the Company also has contracts with Saga Malls Group and Flamboyant shopping group in Brazil.   ENDS  About Skyfii Advancements in cloud, mobile technology and Wi-Fi systems have enabled bricks-and-mortar venues to become more competitive by better understanding the needs of their diverse types of visitors. Today, every smartphone is a chatterbox of information. The cloud-based Skyfii platform uses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, BLE beacon networks, door-to-people counters, video sources, web and social platforms to allow various types of venues to not only analyse behaviour of anonymous visitors, but also capture data from those who opt-in to free Internet connectivity. In doing so, it converts the data into a critical sales and marketing tool that allows venues and their commercial tenants to deliver content that is catered to each visitor’s needs and interests. Skyfii offers a cloud-based solution in a subscription model consisting of three core ‘IO’ services: IO Connect: a data portal where data is collected (Data in) IO Insight: venue performance, customer behaviour and, loyalty & engagement (Insights out) IO Engage: targeted content delivery, automated marketing and monetization  Skyfii also engages with clients to provide further revenue generating services such as data science,  targeted advertising and sponsorships, arising from the insights gained from its three core services.   Media contact:                                                                                           DEC PR Asheligh Manion and Sarah Bullen E: s.bullen@decpr.com.au P: +61 2 8014 5033 Eposode Introduces Linea Pro 7 - an Enterprise Mobility Solution by Infinite Peripherals 2017-01-23T02:38:42Z eposode-introduces-linea-pro-7-an-enterprise-mobility-solution-by-infinite-peripherals Eposode Data Solutions, the exclusive distributor for Infinite Peripherals in Australia announced their latest product, the Linea Pro 7. Linea Pro 7 is the first enterprise mobility device compatible with the Apple iPhone 7. It is the brand new solution for inventory warehousing, retail and events and it features an easily replaceable battery and additional scan buttons. Infinite Peripherals, a leading innovator of iOS business solutions is focused on empowering businesses to operate more efficiently. Infinite Peripherals offers barcode scanner data and insights that impact the bottom line in real-time as well as secure payment processing solutions on the sales floor. Linea Pro 7, the latest new offering of Infinite Peripherals with its powerful scanning sled transforms iPhone devices into enterprise-grade barcode scanners and payment devices, making them perfect for warehouse logistics, inventory, ordering systems and retail solutions. The Linea Pro line also offers a variety of options such as a 1D/2D barcode scanner and a magnetic card reader along with Bluetooth and RFID capability. The Linea Pro 7 is compatible with the Apple iPhone 6 and 6S and the Apple iPhone 7. More than 100 iOS apps are compatible with the Linea Pro 7 iOS sled, and a full SDK is available for the iOS platform. With these capabilities, businesses can now create customised mobile solutions for their scanning and payment needs. The features of the New Linea Pro 7 include enhanced assembly and battery, ease-of-use and USB Type-C which enables any device to support a variety of protocols. It also includes two scan buttons allowing for ambidextrous use, making it easier than ever to use the device in either hand. “With the Linea Pro 7, we’re excited to deliver the very first mobile enterprise solution for the iPhone 7,” said Jose Vidal, the Infinite Peripherals Chief Operating Officer. “The solution helps businesses and our existing partners—including T-Mobile, U-Haul, Cabela’s and Smart & Final among others—to consolidate all the necessary processes to improve workflows in the retail, inventory and transportation industries.” Eposode has been at the forefront of bringing innovative and low-cost measurement, sensing and mobile scanning solutions to facilitate enterprise with a suite of products specifically designed for Apple handheld mobile computers and smartphones. Those who are interested in acquiring the Linea Pro 7 or knowing more about it may contact Eposode by calling 1300764648, or enquire by sending an email to sales@eposode.com.au 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. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” 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, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.