The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-22T13:13:25Z Power Electronics Market worth 41.73 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-22T13:13:25Z power-electronics-market-worth-41-73-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report on the "Power Electronics Market by Material (Silicon, SiC, GaN, Sapphire), Device Type (Discrete, Module, and IC), Vertical (ICT, Consumer Electronics, Power, Industrial, Automotive, and Aerospace and Defense), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", this market is expected to be valued at USD 41.73 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 2.4% between 2016 and 2022. The major factors driving the growth of the power electronics market include increasing demand for energy-efficient battery-powered portable devices, rising trend of energy harvesting technologies, enhancement of power infrastructure, and the growing focus toward using renewable power sources.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=204729766 Browse 65 market data tables and 65 figures spread through 169 pages and in-depth TOC on “Power Electronics Market - Global Forecast to 2022”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/power-electronics-market-204729766.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Silicon expected to have the largest market size by 2022 Silicon accounted for the largest share of the power electronics market based on material segment in 2015. The growth of this market can be attributed to the applicability of silicon in various power electronics devices and products. Power IC market to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for IC based on device type segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. Increasing application of power ICs in radio frequency (RF), high-frequency wireless communication, radio detection and ranging (RADAR), satellite communication, electronic warfare, radio communication, and microwave radiation fields is expected to drive the growth of this market during 2016–2022. Automotive vertical in power electronics to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for automotive based on vertical is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022. This high market growth rate can be attributed to the increasing adoption of energy efficient hybrid electronic cars because of the increasing concern over environmental pollution and saving energy. APAC expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during the forecast period Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during 2016–2022. The high growth of this market can be attributed to the emergence of APAC as a strong manufacturing hub with leading manufacturers of consumer goods increasing their manufacturing activities in this region. Cost advantages and initiatives by different countries in this region are expected to boost the domestic manufacturing and provide further impetus for the growth of the power electronics market. The report also profiles the most promising players in the power electronics market. The competitive landscape of this market presents an interesting picture where a large number of big and small players have become a force to reckon with. The key players in this market are Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor Corp. (U.S.), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (U.S.), Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (The Netherland), Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (U.S.), Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan), and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Battery Management System Market worth 7.25 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-20T09:32:18Z battery-management-system-market-worth-7-25-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Battery Management System Market by Battery Type (Lithium-Ion, Advanced Lead-Acid, Flow Battery, & Nickle Battery), Component, Topology (Centralized, Modular, Distributed), Application, and Geography - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022", the battery management system market is expected to reach USD 7.25 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.5% between 2016 and 2022. The increasing integration of battery management systems in consumer electronics and renewable energy systems among other applications is the major driver for the battery management system market.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=234498189 Browse 44 market data tables with 67 figures spread through 149 pages and in-depth TOC on "Battery Management System Market - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/battery-management-bms-market-234498189.html Battery management system for portable devices is expected to lead the market Portable devices such as consumer electronics, power tools, and portable power banks use battery as the sole power source. For the smooth working of these devices, the battery’s management, control, and maintenance are essential. Hence, these applications widely employ battery management systems for the same. The growing demand for these devices globally is expected to drive the battery management system market. Battery management system market for lithium-ion–based battery is expected to grow at a high rate Battery management systems are used in lithium-ion batteries as they are high-power and high-capacity batteries. BMS is used to protect and manage the lithium-ion battery pack and is also integrated with lithium-ion–based batteries such as lithium polymer and lithium iron-phosphate. These lithium-ion batteries are widely used in applications in portable devices, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems among others. Moreover, the current price reduction of the li-ion battery and the growing adoption of lithium-ion batteries in various applications are expected to drive this market significantly. North America held the largest market share in 2015 North America is expected to hold the largest market share and dominate the battery management system market owing to the high demand for battery-powered electric vehicles, e-bikes, and automated guided vehicles in the U.S. In addition to this, the increasing number of projects in North America related to energy storage through renewable energy storage systems is also expected to drive the market. Asia-Pacific offers potential growth opportunities owing to the increasing adoption of various applications that are driving the battery management system market. Major players in this market include Johnson Matthey Plc. (U.K.), Lithium Balance A/S (Denmark), Nuvation Engineering (U.S.), Valence Technology, Inc. (U.S.), Intersil Corporation (U.S.), Linear Technology Corp (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Texas Instruments Inc. (U.S.), Elithion, Inc. (U.S.), Vecture Inc. (Canada), and Ventec SAS (France). This research report categorizes the global battery management system market on the basis of battery types, components, topologies, applications, and geography. This report describes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the growth of the battery management system market. The Porter’s five forces analysis has also been included in the report with a description of each of its forces and its respective impact on the position sensor market. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Do’s And Dont's On Your First Driving Lesson 2017-03-17T00:58:23Z do-s-and-dont-s-on-your-first-driving-lesson Everybody is a little bit nervous on the day of their first Driving Lesson but fear not - your instructor's got your back. The day you get behind the wheel for the first time is sure a big day for you but it can be a pretty panicky situation too. You will pick things up easily if you are familiar with what to expect, and you will also feel more confident during the lesson if you already know what is going to happen next. There are a couple of things that you should follow before your lesson: •           Make sure you have had a good night’s sleep. If you have had a hectic day, take a short nap. •           Do not drink the night before your lesson. •           Never skip breakfast! •           Double check from where and when you are being picked up. To make sure you prepare well and know what to expect, LEARNER DRIVERS have created a helpful list of do’s and don’ts to help your first lesson to be a breeze for you. Do: 1. Get your provisional license  You won't be able to take your first lesson without a provisional license so make sure you have applied for it and received it in the post. 2. Know your body clock Book your lessons for the time of day when you feel the freshest as some of us are morning people, others are night owls. It is part of what makes us unique and this way you will learn so much better. 3. Choose the right shoes Always wear comfortable shoes that have a firm sole, but not too thick so you can feel the car’s feedback. Remember, no heels, ladies! 4. Ask questions Ask your instructor all those niggling little questions and get the most out of every single minute with him. Don’t be shy as you will not be the first person to have asked, guaranteed! 5. Ask for a progress log Make sure that your instructor gives you a progress log as it is a good practice. Complete the log after each lesson and record your development towards the required standards of Driving on routine bases. 6. Schedule some down time Everyone responds differently after lessons. You might be buzzing or exhausted, either way, give yourself some down time and rest after your lesson to refresh yourself. Don't: 1. Panic Trust your instructor! Remember s/he has nothing to gain from putting you, them, or anyone else’s life in danger. They will be there to supervise you the whole way. Most of the instructors use dual control cars so you can practice with peace of mind. 2. Forget your glasses If you wear glasses or contact lenses make sure you are wearing them before your first lesson as you will be asked to read the number plate of a car parked around 20 meters away by your instructor to check your eyesight. 3. Head straight for the driving seat Your driver will pick you up to drive you to a secluded road, free from traffic spots for the first few lessons. 4. Worry about mistakes This will be the first time you would be driving so it is obvious that you might not get things right the first time. In fact, a good instructor will make you stall the car further down the road so you know how to re-start the car too. 5. Pretend you know everything This approach will only backfire on you. If you will not focus on what instructor has to offer then how are you going to learn?  Excited to learn more? Talk at us at (02) 9779 1508 The Ultimate Environmental Choice - Green Recycling Of Automobiles 2017-03-15T23:59:59Z the-ultimate-environmental-choice-green-recycling-of-automobiles It may not seem like an ideal choice to reuse good quality parts from another vehicle, but the resulting savings in energy, raw materials and reduction in pollution is great. You will be helping to sustain a modern global recycling industry using green recycled parts that reclaim over 12 million vehicles across Australia annually. The ultimate way to benefit the environment is auto recycling. An automobile is the most recycled product on earth. It not only prevents unnecessary use of valuable landfill but also keeps a flood of dangerous toxins from being released into the ground and water. You will be preserving scarce and valuable natural resources by reducing the need for new parts to be manufactured and cutting down on the resulting pollution. Important Environmental Facts 1. Do you know that over 80% of the entire car by weight is reused, remanufactured or recycled in the automobile recycling industry.2. Recycled parts save approximately 80 million barrels of oil per year that is used to produce new replacement parts.3. About 40% of the ferrous metal for the scrap processing industry comes from the auto recycling industry across Australia.4. Steel mill’s air pollution can be reduced as much as 86% and water pollution by 76% by substituting low-sulphur scrap metal for high-sulphur raw ore. The Process Oil, gas and operating fluids pose a significant threat to the environment. Trained technicians at vehicle recycling industry carefully drain all the fluids and store them for reuse or recycling. In order to prevent any groundwater contamination, special equipment and methods are used. Approximately 40 litres of fluid are removed from each car and are either used in the facility itself or recycled to be responsibly disposed of. The remaining unusable part of the vehicle is then crushed and sent to the shredder to be broken down into fist-sized pieces for recovery. Then valuable metals are separated from ferrous and non-ferrous using a huge magnet and reused to make new vehicles and other products you buy… and the cycle repeats. To determine which parts are appropriate for reuse, each vehicle is inspected well enough. The make, model along with the VIN number and mileage of vehicle and year are recorded in order to provide accurate inventory data for the store. Batteries, tires and gas tanks are all removed to be recycled, reused or disposed of appropriately. The vehicle is then transferred to the dismantling unit where parts are removed, inspected and readied for resale. Each part of the vehicle is tagged, coded and entered into a computerised inventory system to be properly stored to be sold online. Want to be part of this eco-friendly industry? Call WA Car Removals Perth at 0422 622 617 and get rid of your unwanted car right now! Lithium Ion Battery Market worth 68.97 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-14T05:27:54Z lithium-ion-battery-market-worth-68-97-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Lithium Ion Battery Market by Type (Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt), Power Capacity (0 to 3000mAh, 3000mAh to 10000mAh, 10000mAh to 60000mAh), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the lithium ion battery market is expected to be valued at USD 68.97 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.6% between 2016 and 2022. Factors that are driving the growth of the market include increase in demand for electric vehicle (EV), strict government mandates on fuel economy, growing demand for smart devices and other consumer electronics, and development toward enhancement of lithium ion batteries. Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=49714593Browse 78 market data tables and 95 figures spread through 190 pages and in-depth TOC on “Lithium Ion Battery Market - Global Forecast to 2022"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/lithium-ion-battery-market-49714593.html “Lithium ion battery market for lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery type expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022” Lithium nickel manganese cobalt (Li-NMC) type batteries are used in application areas like e-bikes, power tools, medical equipment, and other electric powertrains. Use of cobalt in 1:1:1 ratio with a combination of nickel and manganese gives the optimum result while keeping the cost low, in spite of cobalt being expensive, owing to a low proportion of cobalt in the combination. The energy density of Li-NMC batteries is its primary strength. “The market for 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity batteries expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period” The heavy power capacity of the batteries, ranging from 3000mAh to 10000mAh, makes them suitable for the use in EVs and industrial applications. The increasing market of consumer electronics and smartphones has increased the need of batteries with higher power capacity which can keep the device running for longer hours and at the same time giving an optimum experience of the device due to large screen and power backup service. All these factors would lead to the higher adoption of lithium ion battery systems having 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity. “Consumer electronics industry expected to hold the largest share of the lithium ion battery market” The consumer electronics industry is expected to hold the largest share of the overall lithium ion battery market. Lithium ion batteries are a preferred choice for consumer electronics products as a portable power source because of the features such as high energy density and less recharge time. These are low on maintenance and light in weight compared to other rechargeable batteries; therefore, these are widely adopted in consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. “Europe expected to hold the second-largest share of the lithium ion battery market during the forecast period” The automobile industry in Europe is strategic industry with the leanest production processes and optimized use of energy for manufacturing. Increasing market share of EV in Europe is prominently supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries. Increasing funding from the government is supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries in electric cars. GREENLION is a project funded by EU for manufacturing cheaper and dependable lithium ion batteries for electric cars. These are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the lithium ion battery market in Europe. The major players involved in the lithium ion battery market are LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (South Korea), BYD Co. Ltd. (China), BAK Group (China), A123 Systems, LLC. (U.S.), GS Yuasa Corporation (Japan), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Johnson Controls Inc. (U.S.), Saft Groupe S.A. (France), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), and Valence Technology Inc. (U.S.). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Bridgestone New Zealand set to spread Olympic Games fever 2017-02-09T02:57:23Z bridgestone-new-zealand-set-to-spread-olympic-games-fever Bridgestone New Zealand’s official Olympic partnership has kicked off and will see the company encouraging everyday New Zealanders to achieve their personal best over the next eight years. Bridgestone Corporation is the first tyre company in history to join The Olympic Partner programme – the highest level of sponsorship in the Olympic Movement. Until 2024, the company joins other leading brands with exclusive global sponsorship rights. “As the world’s best tyre brand, we have a unique empathy for what it takes to become the world’s best athlete,” said Andrew Moffatt, Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director. “Millions of dollars in research and thousands of hours of testing go into creating the perfect tyre, just as Olympic athletes give everything they have to deliver a perfect performance. “Both require absolute dedication, commitment and conviction, but are not necessarily about international fame and recognition. Instead, it’s about achieving a personal best and pushing yourself to your limits and beyond. “Olympians carry people’s hopes and dreams, and in a way we too have a responsibility to our country – to keep New Zealanders and their loved ones safe on the road.” The Olympic partnership is one of a host of initiatives that Bridgestone has implemented over the years, to ensure its brand is synonymous with more than just tyres. “We want our brand to go beyond tyres to support society in a truly meaningful way. Being involved with the Olympics – a huge, exciting global event – is a fantastic opportunity for us to do that,” Mr Moffatt said. “Over the next eight years we’ll be running a number of Olympic-related initiatives, aimed at helping New Zealanders achieve their dreams and work towards their own personal best.” Bridgestone is partner to the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Games, the National Olympic Committees and the National Olympic Teams. 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Whilst this is somewhat convenient and guarantees you’ll have a part in excellent condition, it’s a really expensive option. You don’t have to compromise on quality when looking at used Subaru parts in Melbourne. Sparing yourself the extra expense of purchasing new is unnecessary when you can get a second hand part in great condition.  Head Online Internet shopping is very popular and is another option when looking at purchasing a particular car part. You can search for it and find thousands of sellers to ensure you get the cheapest price. Whilst you can save big bucks on parts using this way you can’t be 100% sure about what you have bought. There’s no guarantee the part will do what it should. It could be damaged or in poor condition. 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Even after you’ve passed your test, you will continue to learn and improve. If you choose an instructor from Learner Drivers, you will benefit from their experience. They provide the foundations for safe and attentive driving. Everyone develops at different rates so when you Learn To Drive you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. It’s important that you don’t rush and take your time. By the time you go for your test you will be confident and can drive well. If you commit to regular lessons on a weekly basis, you will be able to pass your test faster. Ad hoc learning will take you longer, and ideally, you should have at least one lesson per week. However, you want to get in as much practise as possible to expose you to different driving conditions. While it is a good idea to drive under supervision as much as you can, you don’t want to overdo it. Intensive learning won’t get you driving any quicker. 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Red Bull Racing chooses SimpliVity as its exclusive hyperconverged infrastructure provider 2016-11-08T00:00:00Z red-bull-racing-chooses-simplivity-as-its-exclusive-hyperconverged-infrastructure-provider Sydney, Australia — November 8, 2016 — SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure revolutionising enterprise IT, today announced that Red Bull Racing, a leading Formula One racing team, has turned to SimpliVity to refresh its virtualised IT infrastructure on and off the track. With SimpliVity, Red Bull Racing is able to realise substantial data efficiency and capacity space savings, major improvements in application performance, data processing, VDI workstations, and a reduced total cost of ownership. SimpliVity is a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure and provides the world’s most complete hyperconverged solution by combining all the systems and functionality of an entire data centre stack—including compute, storage, network switching, replication, and more—onto industry-standard x86 hardware. Red Bull Racing is one of the world’s leading Formula One racing teams. Despite being a relative newcomer in the sport, the organisation has put together an impressive record with 154 wins and four double (Driver’s and Constructor’s) world championships in just a 12-season history. Critical to their success is a robust and responsive IT infrastructure, underpinning both use in the factory and also remotely from the circuits around the world. According to the IT team, application processes involving some real-time data processing has been reduced by as much as 60% with SimpliVity. The team also found in its testing that SimpliVity delivered twice the performance of other leading hyperconverged competitors. The racing team first invested in SimpliVity in 2015 when it needed a way to more efficiently and reliably run BAU systems such as ERP, mission-critical in-house applications, SQL Server, and VDI.  The organisation has now selected SimpliVity to extend its hyperconverged investment in the following ways: Critical trackside virtualised infrastructure for general workloads and data analysis A half-sized replica of the race hyperconverged infrastructure to be used for testing purposes A separate logical data centre dedicated to data processing and general workloads at Red Bull Racing’s wind tunnel A stretched cluster deployment providing highest levels of availability across two data centres for high frame-rate VDI workloads GPU accelerated high-performance VDI to support demanding 2D and 3D workstations Expansion of the hyperconverged infrastructure for mixed workload virtual servers “We did our homework before committing to a solution for our virtualised infrastructure, evaluating all of the leading hyperconverged and traditional infrastructure vendors. We found that SimpliVity gave us predictably high performance while actually improving our efficiency—in fact they provide 2x better performance for our use cases compared to the other leading hyperconverged vendors.” said Matt Cadieux, CIO, Red Bull Racing. “SimpliVity has made a very positive impact on our infrastructure – operations and management are now quantifiably easier for the IT team – and we’re excited to be expanding this incredible performance to the track as well.” “Red Bull Racing is an organisation known for its creativity, speed, and innovation. The racing team’s implementation of SimpliVity will help to further separate Red Bull Racing as a leader in Formula One, enabling the team to focus more on the success of its cars and drivers, and less on its IT infrastructure,” said Jesse St. Laurent, VP product strategy, SimpliVity.Resources Find out about more SimpliVity customers Learn more at SimpliVity’s blog Follow SimpliVity on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ About SimpliVity Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualisation architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionised IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised $276 million in venture capital and employs about 750 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.simplivity.com.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy Espresso Communicationsamanda@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 +61 422 472 883   Amy Rathbone Espresso Communicationsamy@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 +61 423 230 244  ® 2016, SimpliVity. All rights reserved. Information described herein is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice. SimpliVity, the SimpliVity logo, OmniCube, OmniStack, and Data Virtualisation Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of SimpliVity Corporation in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Splend expands the ride with Rent-to-Own 2016-10-28T03:34:11Z splend-expands-the-ride-with-rent-to-own Evolution of the taxi driver Innovative vehicle provider shakes up ride share launching Rent-to-Own Australia’s consumer transport market is experiencing significant transitions as a power shift from the taxi plate owners, formerly holding the monopoly, to the driver regaining power by becoming their own boss. Recognising this transition phase, innovative on-demand vehicle-subscription provider, Splend, continues to disrupt who is in the drivers seat, launching Rent-to-Own – a first-to-market service enabling ride share drivers to own their vehicle, while freeing taxi drivers from working for the plate owners gain. “Of the 68,000 taxi drivers in Australia most work for a ‘network’, ‘owner’ or ‘operator.’ According to Roads and Maritime Services of NSW in 2012, on average these drivers were paying a lease of up to roughly $1250 per week to rent a licensed taxi because they could not afford a previously inflated $400,000 taxi plate. The plate owner claims 60-65 per cent of the shift takings while drivers endure poor working conditions and unfriendly shift hours,” says Chris King, CEO of Splend. High fares and the skyrocketing value of taxi plates ensures big returns for the big players who own multiple taxi plates, but taxi passenger numbers are in decline and drivers' wages have collapsed with the introduction of ride sharing. With the shift toward a cashless society, the earnings from taxi driving isn’t as attractive anymore and a transition is occurring to ride share where drivers now have a chance to succeed independently as their own boss. A leader in compliant vehicle supply for on-demand services, Splend launched Rent-to-Own in response to the increasing number of ride share drivers who are eager to work towards ownership of their greatest asset – their vehicle, but who do not want to go into debt by financing a car through a bank or broker. The big appeal for drivers to shift into Splend Rent-to-Own is no lock in contracts meaning members can walk away at any time as opposed to feeling trapped into long term financing. The vehicle-as-a-subscription fee for Splend Rent-to-Own starts at an average of $279 per week over four years covering registration, compulsory third party and full comprehensive insurance, scheduled servicing as well ride share training courses. The weekly subscription cost decreases by $50 each year, helping members achieve car ownership sooner. Over four years, this is an added saving of $6,349 with zero interest compared to car financing through a bank or broker. According to the August 2016 Transport Affordability Index by the Australian Automobile Association, in 2013-2014 motorist road related taxes and charges totaled almost $28billion including purchasing costs and expenses of running a car over its lifetime such as registrations, insurance and stamp duty. “The vehicle finance landscape in Australia is expensive and outdated for aspiring ride share drivers. The latest vehicle ownership index figures have huge impacts to the average household income and Australian’s are looking for alternate ways to efficiently earn a living and own a car, making value for money Splend’s main consideration in its Rent-to-Own offering,” said Mr King. As platforms like Uber become more accepted, Splend Rent-to-Own will be an attractive option for drivers looking to build a long-term career in the on-demand economy while saving thousands of dollars in interest charges. In Australia there are currently 31,000 Uber drivers enjoying flexible working hours - 868 of those Splend members who enjoy greater earnings compared to their taxi driver counterparts who are losing out. “I predict a large exodus of taxi drivers who will become disgruntled with low wages, long shift hours, high leasing fees and no equity to show for it. Why should the plate owners who earn money in their sleep undercut drivers? Splend have created an encouraging community of motivated, small business individuals who are all working toward owning their own vehicle while driving for ride share,” says King. Visit www.splend.com.au to become your own boss, work your own hours and own your car outright for total independence. See below comparison chart on driver earnings from our case study, a former Sydney taxi driver who has converted to Splend and been driving for ride share for 6 months. Data collected on 30 September 2016 and represents a Splend member driving for Uber at 40 hours a week compared to the same taxi driver previously driving 60 hours per week. ENDS For more information contact Maggie Elliot maggie@frontleft.com.au or +61 418 744 479. FACT SHEET Start-up company Splend has become Australia’s leader in vehicle supply for on-demand services, providing new employment opportunities for over 868 Australians (as at September 2016) and a fresh take on vehicle management. For small business individuals who can’t afford to finance their own vehicle Splend is a fully serviced vehicle solution that comes with a mentoring team to help Members become their own boss. Benefits of owning a vehicle from Splend: Full service vehicle provider with no lock in contracts: From $279 per week on average over four years, Splend members have access to a new 5-star ANCAP rated vehicle that is in line with ride sharing regulation including registration, stamp duty, insurance and servicing of a vehicle they will own after four years. Easy entry - To be eligible, drivers are required to be a rideshare driver for just a minimum of eight weeks. Ready to ride pack: On top of the brand new vehicle, this includes; 12 replacement tyres, 3 front and rear wheel alignments, 12 replacement brake pads, 12 replacement brake discs, 9 replacement windscreen wiper blades, 2 replacement sets of replacement headlight globes, 1 replacement battery. Member Benefits and Rewards: Members are incentivised with rewards for referrals and if they are measured the safest driver by utilising the latest telematics technology installed throughout the Splend fleet. The Member Support Centre offers a mentoring program to help achieve the highest ratings plus 24×7 Car Breakdown Assistance. Flexible lifestyle: Becoming their own boss means building their own business on their own flexible working hours and working toward car ownership. Range of Awnings and Blinds Suitable for Sydney Climate 2016-10-27T05:40:24Z range-of-awnings-and-blinds-suitable-for-sydney-climate Blindman Sydney Pty Limited is a family business that opened its doors in 1989, and since then has been supplying metropolitan Sydney with outstanding selections and services in Awnings and Blinds built for the SYDNEY Climate. Property owners can choose from a wonderful selection with respect to residential and commercial window coverings. 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The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au