The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-28T01:20:02Z Import Support! 2017-06-28T01:20:02Z import-support     P: +612 8850 3111 | M: 0418 616 704 | F: +612 80786661 E: kieron@dotinnovation.com.au | www.dotinnovation.com.au   June 28th, 2017   In today’s market, it’s getting increasingly difficult to source and import quality goods from Asia without being misled, overcharged or not getting what you paid for. In some cases you can be short shipped, your stock can be held to ransom and the supplier can renege on agreed payment terms.   I would like to introduce you to an innovative new service from Dot Innovation.   www.ImportSupport.com.au is your one-stop-shop for all the advice and services you need to successfully run your importing business or manage your business’ imports.   Import Support’s online platform provides members with all the necessary support from our panel of experts to ensure our members imports are produced, shipped and landed without a hitch.   The platform also interactive, so not only do members receive qualified advice from our expert panel, but also get to share in a wealth of experience of other importers too who provide advice of common and not so common areas to watch out for whilst dealing with your manufacturing partner.   In some cases it only takes one shipment to go wrong for a business or reputation to be seriously impacted or destroyed, so prevention is always better than cure!   Through our multi-levelled resource structure, members have access to a vast array of expert experience and gain exclusive insight into importer experiences to quickly navigate this ever increasing mine field that is importing.   Visit us at www.ImportSupport.com.au to explore the benefits of using our services.   For more information contact:   Kieron Dowd | Dot Innovation Pty Ltd P: +612 8850 3111 | M: 0418 616 704 | F: +612 80786661 E: kieron@dotinnovation.com.au | www.dotinnovation.com.au         Syncdocs protects Google Drive with end-to-end encryption 2017-06-22T22:02:14Z syncdocs-protects-google-drive-with-end-to-end-encryption Recent hacks and phishing attacks against data stored in the Yahoo and Google cloud systems have again highlighted the need for proper security. When data are protected by a single access password any hacker gaining permissions can access everything. This can be prevented by encrypting the data at-rest. While some methods already exist to encrypt data at-rest for on-premises IT, Syncdocs is the first solution to provide fully automatic end-to-end encryption for Google Drive. Google currently only encrypts the Google Drive data while in transit. That means anyone who can hack the Google account, or a Google G-Suite administrator can access your Google Drive files. It is also all too easy to mistakenly share a file. Syncdocs is different: it encrypts Google Drive files locally, before they ever leave your PC, Mac or phone. This makes accessing data much harder for hackers. Fully encrypt Google Drive "Google holds the keys to their encryption solution, so it does not provide true protection, as they still have full access to your data. Any hacker compromising a Google or Yahoo account has full access." says customer Simon Fuller, CIO of Oxito Cloud Solutions, "With Syncdocs we own the keys, and no one else can access or spy on our data. This is essential for compliance." Files and folders are securely protected in the cloud with military-strength AES256 encryption. This is important for protecting corporate or customer data stored in the computing cloud. Regulations now demanding encryption The European Union General Data Protection Regulation enforces end-to-end encryption to protect EU citizens’ privacy rights. At the opening of the UK parliament yesterday, the Queen confirmed plans for a similar data protection law in the UK. For healthcare and legal professionals, the at-rest encryption provided by Syncdocs is needed when complying with government regulations like HIPAA for storing patient records. Syncdocs enhances Google Drive Syncdocs also offers many other enhancements to Google Drive, chiefly: * Multiple accounts can be used concurrently. This is especially useful for users with separate home and work Google accounts. * Folders are synced from anywhere on a PC or network, not just the single folder dictated by Google. * Syncdocs can easily be deployed in the enterprise with fully automated, scripted installations. * All Google data is backed up, even Google documents and spreadsheets. * Easy migration from Microsoft Office to Google Docs A short video shows these features in action. Those wanting better online security, or simply wishing to improve Google Drive, can grab a free evaluation copy of Syncdocs from https://syncdocs.com Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy 2017-06-22T04:07:46Z grenfell-tower-fire-tragedy The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) joins with other organisations from the Australian building and construction industry and from around the world in expressing our dismay at the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower building fire catastrophe in London. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this devastating incident. It is the opinion of ACIF that the appropriate processes and investigations must be undertaken and reports published before further comments are provided. In 2014 Australia experienced a somewhat similar building fire incident at the Lacrosse building at Docklands, Melbourne, at which fortunately there was no loss of life or injury.  At present there is a Federal Parliamentary inquiry into non-conforming building products being used in the Australian building and construction industry. This inquiry should also inquire into the broader range of issues flowing from these and other overseas fire incidents including: codes and regulations, testing and approval of product design, selection, certification, construction and inspection of products as used, reporting, enforcement and appropriate consequences of non-compliance within the building process. Of importance too is the dissemination of information and the education of all building and design practitioners in the interpretation of the Building Code of Australia and the use of product. Australian governments, regulators and the construction industry should continue to cooperate and be vigilant to prevent similar tragedies occurring in Australia in the future; there should be no room for complacency on this issue. - ENDS - About Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the cohesive, trusted voice of the Australian construction industry. ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies. ACIF’s focus is on innovation, collaboration, equity and sustainability for the industry. ACIF Members are among the most significant associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process from feasibility through design, cost planning, construction, building and management. ACIF harnesses the resources of its Members to research and develop initiatives that benefit businesses of all sizes, from the largest of construction companies to small consultancies. More information on ACIF is available from www.acif.com.au.  Xplore to Lead $16M+ Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider 2017-06-21T21:23:37Z xplore-to-lead-16m-workforce-mobilisation-project-with-major-telecommunications-provider SYDNEY, Australia: June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has received the first orders under a mobile workforce technology refresh agreement that is expected to exceed $16M over the next two years. The Construction & Engineering Group, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the United States, is standardising on XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories as the primary mobile computing platform for thousands of field-based professionals.  “This globally-lauded telecommunications provider understands that it must leverage best-in-class technologies at an operational level in order to build and deliver the industry’s highest-rated network and communications services,” commented Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “The continuation of their multi-year, multi-million-dollar workforce mobilisation initiative with Xplore is not only an impressive testament to the impact of our ongoing innovation, but also the value of our unrivaled experience as both telecommunications industry experts and mobile technologists.” “Xplore has worked with this telco since 2011 to deploy the most modern and effective rugged mobility solutions for their field technicians,” added Gross.  “As they embark on this division-wide deployment of the XSLATE B10 over the next several quarters, they will be leveraging one of the most scalable and stable mobile computing platforms on the market today to drive productivity and operational improvements. The XSLATE B10 platform has consistently exceeded customer and end-user expectations for performance, reliability and ROI despite the extremely harsh conditions in which it has been field tested.” The Xplore XSLATE B10 is a lightweight yet fully rugged 10.1” tablet that provides ultra-mobility, superior connectivity and unfailing protection. Weighing only 2.4 lbs., the XSLATE B10 is IP65 and MIL-STD-810G rated to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions. Available with a choice of Intel® Core™ processors, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to deliver high-performance mobility via full version Microsoft® Windows® Pro 10 / 8.1 / 7 operating systems. It offers up to 20 hours of hot-swappable battery life, maximising time in the field and boosting productivity. The tablet is equipped with critical I/O connectivity, including USB 3.0, RJ45, True Serial and an optional HDMI-In port. The XSLATE B10 also seals the most commonly used I/O ports against dust and water ingress, even when open. For more information on Xplore and its fully rugged tablets, visit www.xploretech.com About Xplore TechnologiesXplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. News and invitation: First Acquia Engage Conference in Asia Pacific Addresses Digital Transformation with Open Source and Cloud 2017-06-21T00:23:32Z news-and-invitation-first-acquia-engage-conference-in-asia-pacific-addresses-digital-transformation-with-open-source-and-cloud Sydney, June 21, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced keynote speakers, sponsors and session tracks for its inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan, from August 22-23, which will bring together digital experience leaders and practitioners from around the region.   Executives from enterprise organisations including Flight Centre, EnergyAustralia, IAG, ADMA, Asian Development Bank, Pac12 Networks, Australian Government Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Energy among others, will gather at the InterContinental Sydney to share their experience in digital innovation and transformation. They will also hear from Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal open source web content management system and co-founder of Acquia, along with Acquia Chief Product Officer Christopher Stone, who will share insight into Acquia’s product roadmap.   “Acquia Engage will bring digital experience professionals together in Sydney for two days of knowledge sharing and insight into disruptive strategies that drive growth and engagement,” Buytaert said. “Each presenter will show how their organizations are setting the standard for orchestrating customer experiences across channels.”   The conference agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical sessions, organisational strategy sessions, and executive business sessions all focused on helping organisations succeed with their digital initiatives.   “Staging the first Engage event outside of North America really marks a milestone for Acquia in Asia Pacific. More importantly it exemplifies the adoption of cloud and open source technologies as a differentiator in digital experience technology in Asia Pacific,” said Tahlor DiCicco, director of marketing, Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our impressive speaker and sponsor line-up from around the region demonstrates the commitment of enterprises, the public sector and digital agencies to using the most advanced open source technologies to solve the complex digital issues.”   Acquia Engage Asia Pacific is supported by leading digital agencies and technical development organisations: Ogilvy, Publicis Groupe, CI&T, Deloitte Digital, Doghouse Media, VML, IE Digital, Loud & Clear, Salsa Digital, Technocrat, Morpht, Adelphi Digital and Digital Garden.   For more information about Engage and to register, please visit https://apjengage.acquia.com/register. 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 Aspect Furniture sponsors Australian Government Procurement Week 2017-06-19T22:18:42Z aspect-furniture-sponsors-australian-government-procurement-week Aspect Furniture is sponsoring Australian Government Procurement Week, which will be held in Sydney between 26th and 28th July 2017. The event will bring together procurement managers, from the Australian public sector, who are looking to achieve greater value for money in their operations.   Aspect’s commitment to delivering value and efficiencies in its operations — in design, manufacturing and supply of commercial office furniture — makes its involvement in Australian Government Procurement Week pertinent. “Striving for efficiencies and sustainability in our processes is smart business, for us and the organisations we supply” says Grant Kennerley, National Marketing Manager for Aspect. Our sponsorship of Australian Government Procurement Week is a fantastic opportunity to connect with public sector managers who are seeking greater value for money in their supplier contracts.” One way that Aspect delivers value for money is through keeping production local. Faster delivery, design flexibility, and quality assurance are some of the benefits. Aspect also creates efficiencies for purchasers through designing innovative products that need less servicing due to their enduring features. “Innovation is an important part of achieving value for money. It’s core to our business, so we’re excited that the public sector is looking at new ways to gain efficiencies in their procurement processes” says Grant. Aspect is a leader in the Australasian market for commercial office furniture, and has been operating for over 30 years. Working with public and private sector clients, Aspect is a trusted supplier known for delivering quality, flexible furniture systems that adapt to the changing needs of businesses. For more information, please contact: Grant Kennerley National Marketing Manager Phone: 1800 696 334 or 0437 352 175 Email:  grant@aspectfurniture.com For details about Australian Government Procurement Week, visit https://akolade.com.au/events/australian-government-procurement-week.  Melbourne named 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year 2017-06-14T23:17:10Z lighting-melbourne-city-2017-intelligent-community-of-the-year Along with its long-running standing as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne has claimed the title as the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year, conferred by the Intelligent Community Forum. Smart lighting plays a crucial role in the city’s smart-enabled landscape with more works now underway to futureproof Melbourne’s lighting domain.  Since his presentation at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2016, Ironbark Sustainability’s Business Manager Alexi Lynch has seen a plethora of changes in the smart control street lighting domain. Councils have moved beyond the innovator phase of technology adoption to an early adopter phase where more mature discussion can transpire concerning smart lighting controls and smart cities, says Lynch. Public lighting guidelines, policies and strategies set out by councils are increasingly taking into consideration smart city elements, controls and networks with the Federal Government’s $50m Smart Cities and Suburbs Program investment.   Technology trials and pilots are underway in most major centres with Victoria leading the way, in an Australian-first, network-wide, smart street lighting system for councils that includes thousands of smart-city enabled LEDs for Melbourne. The City of Ryde is a notable case study as the fourth largest CBD in Australia located in an local government area with residential and city smart controls installed over two years ago. Anthony Ogle is the Asset Systems Manager for the City of Ryde, responsible for the operations of city roads, streetscapes, street lighting, stormwater and local civil infrastructure for the City of Ryde. Since 2002, the City of Ryde has seen public street lighting through public domain upgrades with Multi-Functional Poles (MFPs) by developers as well as underground metered circuits. The Council is currently converting existing MFP’s to LED with smart controls. The work of Dr Fred Watson, Head of Lighting and Environment at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, raises awareness of light pollution concerns associated with LED lighting. Dr Watson will be presenting at the Summit which also plays host to Ironbark Sustainability’s Managing Director Paul Brown among a range of local and international lighting specialists who will profile major developments in the lighting sphere. Following his well-received appearance at the Summit in 2016, Washington DC’s Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance Executive Director Bob Parks is presenting up-to-date information on quality public lighting design at the 2017 edition of the Summit. Parks showcases real-world examples to emulate, as well as those to avoid. Florida Power & Light is undertaking one of the largest smart street lighting projects in the world. The utility is expected to implement nearly half a million networked energy-efficient LEDs with 75,000 lights already installed. Florida Power and Light’s Principal Lighting Engineer, Joe Hancock, reflects on the challenges in delivering North America’s largest street light control network. Instrumental in the provision of Auckland Transport’s inventory of 105,000 street lights which represent a third of all those in New Zealand, Technical Principal of Lighting Design from New Zealand Opus International Consultants, Andy Collins, delivers a trans-Tasman perspective on energy efficient street lighting. Australia’s premiere symposium on smart lighting, smart cities and the Internet of Things, the 5th Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit underscores the industry’s commitment to developing innovative and intelligent lighting solutions. The Summit takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 13th and 14th of September 2017.   About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar. For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com   SecureWorks Innovates Counter Threat Platform to Enable Enterprises to Better Detect, Contain, and Eliminate Cyber Threats 2017-06-13T00:08:51Z secureworks-innovates-counter-threat-platform-to-enable-enterprises-to-better-detect-contain-and-eliminate-cyber-threats SecureWorks ® (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions, continues to innovate its flagship Counter Threat Platform TM (CTP), leveraging artificial and human intelligence to deliver the visibility, insights, and threat detection and prevention capabilities that aim to reduce the complexity of keeping today’s organisations safe in the digital world. Forming the technical core of SecureWorks’ approach to security, the CTP uses the global visibility gained from gathering and analysing data from clients all over the world to more accurately identify, contain and eradicate cybersecurity threats. By combining up-to-the-minute threat intelligence with the CTP’s machine learning and analytics capabilities, organisations can make faster, more informed decisions about how to predict, prevent, detect, and respond to threat activity. “SecureWorks leverages artificial and human intelligence in the CTP to help our clients see more, know more and do more to combat today’s advanced threats,” said Jon R. Ramsey, Chief Technology Officer at SecureWorks. “We are solely focused on solving cybersecurity challenges and continue to invest in building one of the most sophisticated implementations of machine learning and advanced analytics in the industry.” SecureWorks is empowering its clients to make even smarter security decisions with a series of enhancements designed to ease security incident handling and incident response with increased visibility and putting additional context around security events. Among the latest enhancements to the platform:      Business-Driven Context and Intelligence – SecureWorks can now dynamically adjust the severity ratings assigned to security events based on assets and vulnerabilities in a way that improves incident handling and reduces the time it takes to properly respond. As a result, low- and medium-level events can be promoted when they are identified as being part of a larger or more sophisticated attack. This reduces incident counts and avoids the creation of unnecessary incident tickets for related issues allowing clients to focus on the higher priority incidents that matter most.   Unified Visibility – New CTP algorithms mine the raw data collected from each client to create accurate and up-to-date inventories of assets without requiring client action. CTP uses this asset information to gain deeper visibility into potential security vulnerabilities on various systems. The combination of enhanced knowledge of the client asset base and security vulnerabilities enables SecureWorks to improve the efficiency of its services while increasing visibility without requiring clients to put forth significant effort.   Accelerated Time to Value – SecureWorks is developing new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for key platform services allowing programmatic integration with clients’ security operations infrastructure. The upcoming Provisioning API will allow clients to on-board and change which of their assets are monitored with ease, accelerating the clients’ ability to ensure appropriate security and adding critical flexibility in today's dynamic IT environments. Every day, SecureWorks’ CTP aggregates and correlates up to 240 billion events from more than 4,400 clients in 61 countries. Each of these events, coupled with historical attack data, is used by the platform to learn about the threats facing SecureWorks’ clients and form a cybersecurity network that improves SecureWorks’ ability to protect those organisations. Adding to this is the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit TM research team (CTU), which forms the human component of SecureWorks’ approach to security and whose expertise enables organisations to form a strong, proactive defense against security threats.  “Our solutions maximise the security investments of firms of all sizes,” Ramsey said. “With our ability to analyse and correlate data from thousands of sources across a client’s data center, endpoints, applications and cloud, SecureWorks is able to deliver a level of visibility into the threat landscape, alerting organisations and averting threats on the horizon as well as those on their doorstep. Additionally, our vendor agnostic approach ensures that as our clients’ business and technology choices change, SecureWorks still protects them.”About SecureWorks SecureWorks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organisations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading SecureWorks Counter Threat Platform™, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analysing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer.™ www.secureworks.com   Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “confidence,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “outlook,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar words or expressions that refer to future events or outcomes. These forward-looking statements represent SecureWorks’ judgment only as of the date of this press release. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those relating to: SecureWorks’ ability to achieve or maintain profitability; SecureWorks’ ability to enhance its existing solutions and technologies and to develop or acquire new solutions and technologies; the rapidly evolving market in which SecureWorks operates; SecureWorks’ reliance on personnel with extensive information security expertise; fluctuations in SecureWorks’ quarterly results and other operating measures; intense competition in SecureWorks’ markets; SecureWorks’ ability to attract new clients, retain existing clients and increase its annual contract values; SecureWorks’ reliance on its largest client and on clients in the financial services industry; SecureWorks’ ability to manage its growth effectively; SecureWorks’ ability to maintain high-quality client service and support functions; SecureWorks’ service level agreements with clients requiring credits for service failures or inadequacies; SecureWorks’ ability to continue expansion of its sales force; SecureWorks’ long and unpredictable sales cycles; risks associated with SecureWorks’ international sales and operations; SecureWorks’ ability to expand its key distribution relationships; SecureWorks’ technology alliance partnerships; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in SecureWorks’ solutions or the failure of its solutions to prevent a security breach; the ability of SecureWorks’ solutions to interoperate with its clients’ IT infrastructure; SecureWorks’ ability to use third-party technologies; the effect of evolving information security and data privacy laws and regulations on SecureWorks’ business; SecureWorks’ ability to maintain and enhance its brand; risks associated with SecureWorks’ acquisition of other businesses; SecureWorks’ recognition of revenue ratably over the terms of its managed security and threat intelligence contracts; the effect of timing differences between the expensing of sales commissions paid to SecureWorks’ strategic and distribution partners and the recognition of associated revenues; estimates or judgments relating to SecureWorks’ critical accounting policies; SecureWorks’ exposure to fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the effect of governmental export or import controls on SecureWorks’ business; SecureWorks’ compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws; SecureWorks’ ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures; the effect of natural disasters and other catastrophic events on SecureWorks’ ability to serve its clients; SecureWorks’ reliance on patents to protect its intellectual property rights; SecureWorks’ ability to protect, maintain or enforce its non-patented intellectual property rights and proprietary information; claims by third parties of infringement of their proprietary technology by SecureWorks; SecureWorks’ use of open source technology; and risks related to SecureWorks’ relationship with Dell Technologies Inc. and Dell Inc. and control of SecureWorks by Dell Technologies Inc. This list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not complete. SecureWorks discusses these matters more fully, as well as certain risk factors that could affect SecureWorks’ business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, under the caption “Risk Factors” in SecureWorks’ annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2017, as well as in SecureWorks’ other SEC filings, including SecureWorks’ quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal first quarter ended May 5, 2017. Any or all forward-looking statements SecureWorks makes may turn out to be wrong and can be affected by inaccurate assumptions SecureWorks might make or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those identified in this press release. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this press release, which speak only as of its date. SecureWorks does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date the statements are made, new information or otherwise.   COMMON GROUND QUEENSLAND WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S $1.8B INVESTMENT 2017-06-11T23:46:08Z common-ground-queensland-welcomes-government-s-1-8b-investment Common Ground Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Government’s decision to invest $1.8 billion to increase supply of affordable and social housing in Queensland.    “This is a bold initiative that will fundamentally change the way Government and the service sector respond to people who require assistance to access housing and services to prevent and respond to homelessness.  The Queensland Government is to be commended on developing a plan that has the potential to create a generational impact,” said Common Ground Queensland CEO Sonya Keep.   “We welcome today’s announcement, and are especially eager to work with the Department of Housing’s new partnership office to investigate State-owned land that may be available in order to replicate Brisbane Common Ground or other supportive housing models that provide housing for families or young people at risk of becoming homeless.   “We know the Common Ground Supportive Housing model works and our organisation has the procedures, processes and relationships in place to act immediately and develop new major projects to address homelessness.”   Common Ground Queensland’s successful supportive housing project at 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane is now home to more than 140 formerly homeless and low income tenants, and has been independently proven to help improve quality of life while also saving the Queensland Government $13,100 a year for every formerly homeless person who resides there.   “The Queensland Government recently released the evaluation report of our Brisbane Common Ground project, which the research conducted by the University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research.   “The report offers evidence of the success of the model while clearly showing it saves the government thousands of dollars every year.”   Brisbane Common Ground offers a combination of long term affordable housing with on-site support services to people who have experienced chronic homelessness.  The building is a 14-storey apartment complex comprising 146 pleasant but modest studio and one bedroom apartments, with a front-desk concierge service to provide a safe and secure environment. Aspect Furniture: Reducing Manufacturing times for ABW Office Furniture 2017-06-08T00:06:48Z aspect-furniture-reducing-lead-times-for-abw-office-furniture With an increasing demand for quality Collaborative Office furniture for ABW offices, it’s important that we reduce lead times and uphold the same production standards that we have for the past 30 years. We know that our people are key to achieving this. Our upholstery manager, Danny King, is one example of how Aspect’s team upholds our vision for quality. Danny has always enjoyed the intricacy of making things by hand. After school, he started an apprenticeship with an eagerness to improve his skills in the industry. During the 90’s, Danny spent his time growing up and working in Sydney’s inner city. At this time, the inner city was home to a vibrant community of furniture makers and craftsmen. It was then that Danny’s passion and talent took flight. “I’m very grateful to have been a part of that community in that day and age” he said. “I enjoy the challenges my career has put in front of me. There is always a cleaner, smarter way of doing things and that’s what makes this industry so dynamic.” Like Danny, all our team members have a passion for producing quality furniture here in Australia. We are proud of what we’re creating, and strive to continually improve the way we work. Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio Transforms Cloud Infrastructure To Achieve Over 60% TCO Savings Versus Public Cloud 2017-06-07T23:01:39Z hitachi-content-platform-portfolio-transforms-cloud-infrastructure-to-achieve-over-60-tco-savings-versus-public-cloud SYDNEY (June 7, 2017) — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), announced major updates to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio, providing a path to digital transformation for enterprises while achieving significant cost savings over public cloud. The integrated portfolio offers the capability to increase profitability and productivity through cloud economics and by applying analytics to uncover new opportunities and insights. It also can reduce risk by enhancing security, availability and data protection.   With this release, HCP gains a 400 percent increase in usable storage per cluster, 67 percent more storage node capacity via 10TB drives, a 55 percent increase in objects per node and simplified software licensing so customers can achieve over 5x lower storage costs than public cloud, which leads to over 60% TCO savings than public cloud for enterprise use cases.    “Once again, we’ve raised the bar for object storage with our uniquely integrated Hitachi Content Platform portfolio. Hitachi Content Platform provides the ideal ecosystem to support customers’ existing content-centric applications and newer cloud use cases and workloads simultaneously. It also provides a central way for customers to securely incorporate hybrid cloud storage on their terms to react faster to change and to optimize costs.” -- Peter Sjoberg, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud and Mobility, Hitachi Data Systems   The HCP portfolio is a unique end-to-end solution that eliminates silos; promotes collaboration; enables governance and compliance; provides safeguards for sensitive data; automates management in private, hybrid and multicloud environments; and surfaces insights through sophisticated search and analytics. The HCP portfolio includes Hitachi Content Platform for software-defined object storage; HCP Anywhere for file synchronization and sharing and data protection capabilities; Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI), an elastic-scale cloud file gateway; and Hitachi Content Intelligence, where rapid insights emerge from your data.   “At MCIS, Inc., we are a healthcare information technology company dedicated to delivering and managing innovative products and services. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS), MCIS products and services deliver better outcomes at lower costs across the system. Hitachi helped us decrease costs with the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio’s native, self-healing capabilities, which removed the need for traditional backups. We’ve expanded with Hitachi to include other medical imaging sources and as a replacement of traditional backups for large static datasets within MCHS. The flexible security, multi-tenant support, and built-in encryption, combined with other products from the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio, have also allowed us to realize true cost savings by enabling us to repurpose existing primary storage capacity, deferring budgeted upgrades and delaying new purchases.” -- Tim Buss, Vice President, Infrastructure Services and Chief Technology Officer, Marshfield Clinic Information Services (MCIS)   “Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen is committed to leveraging innovative IT solutions to provide the best healthcare to our patients. Over the past four years, Hitachi Content Platform has consistently delivered value as a highly scalable cloud-based clinical repository that can integrate with any clinical system. Furthermore, the healthcare data stored on HCP is readily available, which has drastically improved the speed and quality of our response to patient emergencies. We are excited about the addition of Hitachi Content Intelligence to the HCP product portfolio based on the potential to use sophisticated analytics to accelerate diagnoses.” -- Elmar Flamme, CIO, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen   “The challenges surrounding unstructured data growth has triggered a renaissance in object storage; both on-premises and in the cloud. The key to next-generation data management lies in collecting the high quality metadata needed to provide enhanced data visibility, automation and policy-based management regardless of where the data may physically reside. The economics of storage are evolving, and the smart move may be to start with an on-prem object storage framework that best matches company needs and is extensible to public cloud options; rather than the other way around.” -- Steven Hill, Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research   Hitachi Content Platform Updates As traditional organizations transform to compete with companies born in the digital era, they need a cloud-driven infrastructure for greater agility. With this release, HCP gains a 400 percent increase in usable storage per cluster, 67 percent more storage node capacity via 10TB drives, a 55 percent increase in objects per node and simplified software licensing so customers can achieve over 5x lower storage costs than public cloud alone. Customers can also take advantage of enhanced multipart file transfers to speed performance of large file uploads, downloads and range reads for Amazon cloud storage applications. APIs have also been enhanced to give organizations greater visibility to analyze the performance and health of their infrastructure.   For today’s always-on IT environments, HCP offers several reliability, availability, security and flexibility improvements. HCP adds geo-distributed erasure coding for multisite deployments, resulting in lower capacity overheads, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), and faster rebuilds. Corrupted files are restored from storage across geographies, rather than from redundant sites, which maintains availability during adverse events, such as a large-scale outage. HCP users may choose the right  combination of data protection options including local and geographically distributed erasure coding, RAID and replication based on their business, regulatory and performance requirements. This release also includes a variety of customer-driven enhancements to further extend existing serviceability and monitoring capabilities. To provide customers with even greater flexibility, HCP has added KVM Hypervisor support to further improve the total cost of ownership and extend software-defined capabilities. To address security-conscious customer needs, HCP has added a dedicated management port that isolates user and administrator network traffic for an added level of security.   Hitachi Data Ingestor Updates With Hitachi Data Ingestor, organizations can greatly reduce risk, cost and complexity of providing IT services to geographically dispersed locations and cloud users. New features include multipart file transfers to HCP for faster uploads of large files such as videos. Other enhancements include: easier resolution of content sharing conflicts, universal file migration improvements that boost performance, and updated cryptographic hash algorithms to further protect data.     Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere Updates This announcement builds on HCP Anywhere updates announced last month to enable organizations to advance their digital workplace experience in a way that incorporates existing content repositories; delivers next-generation file sharing, collaboration and data protection capabilities; simplify searches; and provides APIs to design new workflows and customize the user experience. For additional details, the full release is available here.   Hitachi Content Intelligence Announced in November 2016, this search and analytics solution is the latest addition to the portfolio which allows organizations to exploit the value of their data. The Hitachi Content Platform portfolio is the only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search and analytics to create a tightly integrated, simple and smart cloud storage solution.  For additional details the full release is available here.   Enrico Signoretti, Head of Product Strategy at OpenIO, in a March 2017 Gigaom report called Sector Roadmap: Object storage for enterprise capacity-driven workloads, wrote the following: “The HCP (Hitachi Content Platform) is one of the most successful enterprise object storage platforms in the market. It has more than 1700 customers, with an average cluster capacity between 200 and 300TB. … Alongside the hardware ecosystem, HDI (remote NAS gateway) and HCP Anywhere (Sync & Share) stand out for the quality of their integration and feature set.”     Learn More. Join the Conversation.   Hu Yoshida’s Blog   Twitter   LinkedIn   Facebook   About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.   About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.   HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. Aspect Furniture Supply 2700 Chairs to Suncorp 2017-06-05T23:10:41Z aspect-furniture-supply-2700-chairs-to-suncorp Suncorp were in need of upgrading their seating to meet new ergonomic requirements and to provide ergonomic support for their staff.  They engaged various national suppliers to submit chairs for evaluation that met specific criteria. They then went through a rigorous testing stage after which Aspect Furniture won the contract for the supply of their task seating. With shared work-spaces becoming increasingly common, the need for simple, adaptable seating is more important than ever. User-centred design by Orangebox and a weight balancing mechanism mean there’s no longer a multitude of knobs & levers to find and interpret. The Do chair has an increased range of adjustment, while incorporating a simplified mechanism so the chair is easier to set up and use. The chairs for Suncorp were delivered successfully and on time in the first week of June. More information can be found at www.aspectfurniture.com/products/do Keep Looking When Cooking campaign in bid to prevent deadly house fires 2017-06-05T04:43:09Z keep-looking-when-cooking-campaign-in-bid-to-prevent-deadly-house-fires Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging people to take extra precautions in the kitchen to protect themselves from deadly house fires, which have already claimed five lives this year. FRNSW Community Safety and Research Chief Superintendent Jeremy Fewtrell said kitchen fires accounted for 45 per cent of all residential fires and 34 per cent of injuries in NSW. “Flames or heat sources being left unattended are the most common cause contributing to kitchen fires,” he said. “Because of these telling statistics, we have launched this Keep Looking When Cooking campaign to remind people that they must never leave cooking unattended in the kitchen.” Superintendent Fewtrell said each year, FRNSW firefighters respond to an average of 3,865 house fires. “On average, about 21 people die in house fires annually and some 500 people are injured,” he said. “Sadly, already five people have died in 2017 as a result of accidental fires in their homes in NSW. “It takes just minutes for a household fire to spread but just seconds to avoid these incidents. “To avoid kitchen fire catastrophes, we urge people to “keep looking when cooking”.  It’s a simple way to avoid losing your home or even worse, your loved ones or your own life.” To help share this important message, FRNSW will be distributing mini-mags through local community hubs. The mini-mags feature five recipes from FRNSW firefighters, spanning multiple cuisines. Additionally, the public are encouraged to share their own recipes on social media, using the hashtag #KeepLookingWhenCooking – FRNSW will be sharing some of the best through their own channels. FRNSW recommends the following simple safety checklist for home cooks:   •       Never leave cooking unattended. If you leave the kitchen, turn off the stove. •       It takes just three minutes for a fire to take hold, but only seconds to prevent one. •       Don’t put anything metallic in the microwave. •       Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. •       Store flammable items (aerosols, cleaning agents and cooking oil etc) away from heat. •       Don’t cook under the influence of alcohol or drugs. •       Keep loose clothing, fabrics, tea towels and curtains away from the stove. •       Turn pot handles inwards to avoid being knocked or grabbed by children. •       Keep your oven and rangehood clean. Excess grease and fat can ignite in a fire. •       Don’t use LPG cylinders for cooking or heating indoors. •       Never overload power points or power boards in the kitchen. •       Make sure you have a working smoke alarm. If your pan catches fire, remember: •       Never use water to put out a fat or oil fire •       Turn off the stove and use the lid to cover the flame •       Get out, stay out and call Triple Zero ‘000’. Further information can be found at http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9228 Afford and Western Sydney Wanderers FC Ready to Kick Goals 2017-06-02T05:10:11Z afford-and-western-sydney-wanderers-fc-ready-to-kick-goals SYDNEY, 2 June 2017 - Sydney's leading not-for-profit disability organisation, the Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford), has announced its partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers. The partnership aims to promote social inclusivity and active lifestyles for people living with disability across Sydney. Afford is one of Australia's longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations and continuously goes beyond traditional service offerings to deliver new life experiences, work opportunities and lifelong friendships. The partnership will enable Afford clients to connect with Western Sydney Wanderers Players and the Powerchair Team players at Afford Lifestyle Centres; attend Western Sydney Wanderers matches; and take part in Western Sydney Wanderers Football Clinics at the organisation's Funathon event later this year. The partnership with Western Sydney Wanderers is yet another initiative of the disability organisation, to present clients with opportunities to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles and engage in community activities in supportive environments. Steven Herald, Afford CEO, says that the partnership presents many opportunities to foster inclusivity, belonging and support for people living with disability across Western Sydney communities. “There are so many synergies in our partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers. We share vibrant cultures that celebrate diversity and we both exist to support and uplift Western Sydney communities,” Mr Herald commented. “Many of our clients are sports fanatics – they are more excited about our partnership than anyone!” "Our purpose is to support in the best interests of our clients. Whether it is as their NDIS partner, or by developing new partnerships such as this that deliver fun and happiness through activities they enjoy, our role is to create opportunities for people with disability to learn and grow." John Tsatsimas, Western Sydney Wanderers CEO, says that the partnership with Afford will work to represents a bond between community and sport. “The Western Sydney Wanderers are an inclusive club that represent everyone in the Western Sydney community,” said Tsatsimas. “We are looking forward to supporting Afford and advocating the work they do and thank them for their support.” Afford is at the forefront of providing disability services that extend beyond convention. In 2016, Afford launched their member based program, Club Afford, to encourage clients to take part in new activities that help develop skills, social networks and fitness. Club Afford has experienced strong membership growth with more than 100 members enjoying the health and social benefits of being part of the program. “Both Afford and the Western Sydney Wanderers share a passion for healthy and active lifestyles, which Afford channels through our Club Afford initiative. Club Afford assists people with disability to lead healthy and well-balanced lifestyles in a fun and social setting.” Afford is a registered charity and has been operating in NSW for 65 years, providing a range of disability supports to thousands of people across Sydney every day. For more information about Afford, visit www.afford.com.au or call 1300 233 673. ENDS   Media Contact: Maria Crema: Crema PR m 0402 239 929 e maria@cremapr.com.au More about the Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) - www.afford.com.au The Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) is a registered charity providing disability services to thousands of people across Sydney. The supports provided by Afford include: Shared Living; Overnight Respite; Social and Community Programs; Transition to Work Programs; Transition to Retirement Programs; Carer Support; Disability Employment Services; Supported Employment; Allied Health Support and Support Coordination.