The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-02-22T05:23:22Z Sydney Pool Builder Offers Revolutionary Low Maintenance Pools 2017-02-22T05:23:22Z sydney-pool-builder-offers-revolutionary-low-maintenance-pools Boutique Pools is using PCC 2000 in-floor cleaning and circulation systems to create pools that take a fraction of the time to clean and maintain compared with traditional pool designs. Paramount Leisure Industries is the world's #1 in-floor cleaning system manufacturer. By utilising Paramount products along with innovative pool design and landscaping, Boutique Pools is now creating the most advanced pools and spas in Sydney. With breakthrough technologies the self-cleaning pools not only require less time and effort to clean but also conserve water and save energy. The cutting edge design of the PCC 2000 in-floor cleaning and circulation system cleans 99% of the pool. Boutique Pools is now offering custom designed low-maintenance pools for residential and commercial properties in the Greater Sydney region. Who is Boutique Pools? Boutique Pools and Spas is one of Sydney's premier pool construction businesses. With hand-picked tradesmen and some of the industry's most awarded pool designers, Boutique Pools and Spas creates stunning one-off designs that add genuine value to your property. The team will tailor your pool design to the unique requirements of your property and desires. With an extensive catalogue of lap pools, swimming pools, plunge pools, spas and infinity pools, Boutique Pools and Spas can make your dream pool a reality. For a free consultation, call the team on (02) 8115 0598, or visit the Pool Builders Sydney website. Boutique Pools & Spas 02 8115 0598 Warriewood NSW Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide 2017-02-22T04:09:36Z rallying-together-to-support-growers-impacted-by-recent-floods-in-adelaide Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide Updated: 22 February 2017 300 growers and 1,500 hectares of crops destroyed due to extreme weather $50 million approx. in damages and losses A united effort raises $152,000 for SA Growers Flood Appeal Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were significantly impacted by severe weather conditions and flooding. These conditions caused around $50 million in damages and losses. Consequently, farmers in the region have experienced many challenges relating to low seed volumes to resew crops, decreased availability of fungicide to treat surviving crops, damage caused by weeds and insects, as well as widespread damage to infrastructure. The South Australian Produce Market Limited initiated a partnership with the Horticultural Coalition of SA, AusVeg SA and Foodbank SA in an effort to raise much needed funds for the purchase of seedlings and assistance with re-establishing viable crops for the future, ensuring all affected producers would get back on track as soon as possible. Established in October, the Appeal has effectively rallied support from SA State Government, the community, industry partners and businesses to provide much needed help to local horticulture growers affected. Speaking about the SA Flood Appeal, Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Produce Market, Angelo Demasi said, “The SA Flood Appeal is raising much needed funds to help with the purchase of seedlings and assist with the re-establishment of viable crops for the future. “Special thanks is extended to all major donors (Brisbane Markets, CHEP, Government of South Australia, IGA, ORORA, South Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables, South Australian Produce Market and Visy), their considerable support and donations were critical to the success of the appeal” he said. “Thanks to generous donations from the SA State Government, South Australians’ and businesses such as Foodbank SA, The Horticultural Coalition of SA, CHEP, Visy, IGA Supermarkets and SA Mushrooms, we’ve been able to raise $152,000. This financial aid has started to be given out to help farmers get back onto their feet” Mr Demasi said. CHEP Australia’s Director, Supply Chain Solutions, John Alderson said he was proud of CHEP’s support for the local community, its partners and suppliers as part of this Appeal. “We are committed to supporting this region and its return to a productive and prosperous area that provides the fruit, vegetables and flowers that many of us enjoy within our households. “CHEP is proud to collaboratively support those in need and make a real difference” said Mr Alderson. A grower of fresh produce and CHEP customer impacted by this flooding is Comfresh Group. Speaking about this, Comfresh Group’s Sales Manager, Jamie Dodds said, “It was difficult to see all the hard work you put into growing produce throughout the year go to waste due to crops being underwater and spoiled. “Since the severe flooding occurred, it has been great to see the industry and community really come together to help producers like us get back onto our feet. Our team really appreciates all the support we have received and the generosity of those who supported growers like us through the SA Growers Flood Appeal” said Mr Dodds. Funds from the SA Growers Flood Appeal are currently being administered by Foodbank SA with applications for financial assistance being assessed by an independent panel of growers and industry members. For more information on the SA Growers Food Appeal and/or if you would like to make a valuable contribution to this Appeal, email enquiry@saproducemarket.com.au or call 08 8349 4493. Image Caption (Pictured here from left to right): Susie Green, CEO - Apple and Pear Growers Association of South Australia, Hon Leon Bignell MP - Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Forests, Tourism, Recreation and Sport, and Racing in South Australia, Angelo Demasi, CEO - South Australian Produce Market, Tony Schirripa State Manager of South Australia – Premier/LaManna Group, Paul Pogas, Deputy Chairman - Fresh Markets Australia and Alan Brunato, Supply Chain Solutions Manager - CHEP Australia END   About South Australian Produce Market The South Australian Produce Market is South Australia’s primary fresh produce wholesale market. Over 250,000 tonnes of fresh produce is traded between their 45 wholesalers, 60 growers and hundreds of retail operators each year, worth an estimated wholesale value of $590 million.   About AUSVEG AUSVEG is the leading body representing the interests of potatoes and vegetable producers in the state and provides growers with a united voice and strong representation with all levels of government. Media contact: Kathryn Crofts, Communications Manager, CHEP Phone: +61 (2) 9856 2547 Mobile: +61 (0) 0437 108 844 Email: kathryn.crofts@chep.com Modular Construction and Prefabrication ANZ Conference in Sydney, Feb 28 to Mar 2 2017-02-19T23:39:00Z modular-construction-and-prefabrication-anz-conference-in-sydney-feb-28-to-mar-2 President of XSite Modular and American prefabrication virtuoso Amy Kulka-Marks is the conference chairman and keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Modular Construction and Prefabrication ANZ Conference. On day three, she will also be facilitating an interactive workshop, which 100% of participants last year said met or exceeded their expectations. The building industry is stuck in a rut. Profitability is stagnant, and large projects are notorious for being over-budget and behind schedule. Over the past decade, on-site costs have also skyrocketed. Modular construction and prefabrication provides cost and schedule certainty, while drastically reducing on-site man-hours, by removing significant work from the building site and enabling a concurrent building process. It’s a building revolution which is quickly becoming an industry standard. Amy Kulka-Marks is a highly-sought keynote speaker, and has featured at a multitude of international conferences. As a consultant and off-site program manager, she works with clients all over the world to enable the inclusion and optimization of off-site elements into a range of large-scale projects. “Amy is a dynamic and experienced professional who opened her playbook and treated us like her team. A very valuable experience,” Charlie Hargroves, Curtin University. “Showed great knowledge of how modular systems can work,” Tony Stodart, Turner. "Most of these things I walk away with nothing. This was different," Paul Shanks, SteelCAD Drafting Other key-note speakers include Angus McFarlane from Laing O’Rourke and Chair of Engineering Excellence, Ben Haldin, Managing Director of Fulcro (UK), and Gianfranco Lucchetti, Hydraulic & Fire Protection Manager, Wood & Grieve Engineers. Topics for discussion include an analysis of global trends, challenges and solutions; the fundamentals of prefabrication; and increasing productivity and quality through Design for Manufacturing Assembly (DfMA). With Ms. Marks as chairperson, the emphasis will be on interactive, though provoking sessions. The Modular Construction and Prefabrication ANZ 2016 event received rave reviews, and involved close to 200 senior decision-makers from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, gathering to explore the potential of off-site construction. Who will most benefit: Construction Managers, Architects & Engineers, Real Estate Developers & Building Owners, MEP Trades Professionals, Government Administration, Building Materials Vendors, and Academia. Where and When: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney, Tuesday Feb 28 until Thursday Mar 2. Cost: Early bird, one day, two day and three day packages are available from $995 to $2895. Website: http://claridenglobal.com/conference/modconandprefab-anz2017/ To book an interview with Amy Kulka-Marks, for high resolution press images and for more information please contact: Xavier Toby, USA Mobile: +1 917 532 8165, Email: xavier.toby@xsitemodular.com TradesNetwork 2017-02-18T14:12:15Z tradesnetwork Hire The Right Expert For The Right Job Trades Network is the smartest way, to connect, chat, schedule and pay for a range of professional services including home improvement and repairs, building and renovations, lawn and garden care, and automotive servicing. From home painter to personal trainer, we’ve handpicked the best professionals and businesses in your community that provide services, to fulfil your needs. We ensure all our pros are verified with reference, identity, criminal, insurance and trade licence checks to give you and your family complete peace of mind. How It Works 1. Describe the job you need. This helps us determine which professionals will be best suited for what you need. It’s also completely FREE to submit a job and there’s no obligation to hire. 2. Receive matches and quotes. We instantly match you with the most relevant pros in your local area. Receive competitive quotes within minutes, without having to pick up the phone. 3. Choose the right professional. Compare quotes, reviews and profiles from our extensive network of service professionals, before choosing the best person for your job. Professionals, businesses and customers are able to have a chat or facechat via our chating system and to discuss about the project. 4. Sit back and relax. The job is then completed to your satisfaction, guaranteed, giving you time to focus on the important things in your life. From photographer to Electrician, everything you need in one single platform! Get It Done! TradesNetwork will innovate the connection between the clients and professionals 2017-02-18T04:22:00Z tradesnetwork-will-innovate-the-connection-between-the-clients-and-professionals While other marketplaces are focusing on home services and home improvements,Trades Network is focusing on a variety of services including home services. We filling the gap between the customer demand and the business.We make the process for the businesses easier to be found online, to get more jobs and to start building a reputation.With our payment, chating and video system the business is feeling secure that the customer is genuine and not a spam.On the other hand customers are feeling secure for the professional that they have picked. Their job is gonna complete on time and base on their agreement. We also we are filling the gap of communication between the customer and the business. We don’t charge businesses per leads. We getting paid 15% commission base on the final price of the quote with milestone process. For Trades Network it was a very crusial to have a chat facility. With the chatting system, customers are able to have a converstation with the service provider after the quote has been accepted. We create a bond and trust between the customers and the professionals before to meet face to face for first time.The business and customer can ask extra questions and to exchange details such as telephone numbers, address and start date.     TradesNetwork for professional service providers 2017-02-17T15:22:12Z tradesnetwork-for-professional-service-providers Pay as you go At Trades Network we believe that every professional should have a fair chance to generate job leads without any extra cost such as administration fees, excess fees or pay per lead. We charge the total of 15% of the final price on the quote. The charge we ask is for the milestone process and using our service. We give the option of paying the 15% in two parts. The 5% when the customer accepts the quote and the rest of the 10% within the time frame of 30 days. So, get registered today for free and start generating leads from people looking for your service. TradesNetwork actually connect people with professional service providers 2017-02-17T15:02:55Z tradesnetwork-actually-connect-people-with-professional-service-providers People like you and me are visiting Trades Network every day to find a solution for their problems.We know how hard it is to trust a pro or a business online and to get a quote for a specific project that you want done on time and base on your requirements. TextChat and Facechat is the easiest way for professionals and customers to connect after the customer has accepted the quote from the professional. Professionals can share photos of past projects, the current status of their projects and much more. Customers can ask different questions depending on the job that they want done and even ask the professional about their qualifications and experience. Professionals on the other hand, are secure in the fact, that the customer is genuine and not wasting their time sending quotes. TradesNetwork-Connect with your clients easy and simple 2017-02-17T14:45:29Z tradesnetwork-connect-with-your-clients-easy-and-simple 01 Customer Request  Customers approach Trades Network for the right professional to accomplish their jobs  Customers fill in details about their requirements  We validate their request to check their legitimacy 02 Choose the right Professional  Professional will receive the customer’s request directly into their e-mail or text inbox  If you are interested and you have the qualification, you can respond with the quotation 03 Send a Quote Quotation will include three important things  A brief message  Estimated price  Professional’s profile will be added by Trades Network along with the past projects, experience, qualifications, contact details. 04 Hired by Customers  Professional’s respond to the customers quotes and contact  Professional and the customer will decide to deal on the quotation using the Trades Network services  Last step is to notify Trades Network on getting hired-www.tradesnetwork.com.au   Aviation Services Services Provider AIR360 Reopens Tullamarine Fabric Shop 2017-02-17T03:44:22Z aviation-services-services-provider-air360-reopens-tullamarine-fabric-shop Six months since the previous operator closed the fabric shop at Tullamarine, services company AIR360 has started producing carpets and curtains in the Little Groups' Melbourne Aviation Precinct. Following a successful CASA audit last week, AIR360 now adds carpets, curtains and seat covers to their already broad manufacturing production certificate and a second location in addition to their Gold Coast head office and workshop. AIR360 company Director Jason Hazell spoke at the official opening, "We're really excited to bring some aviation manufacturing capability back to the Australian industry, we've been working up to this for the last six months and it's great to see and hear the cutters and sewing machines buzzing again. The team at MAP have been fantastic in helping us get the shop set up how we wanted and have played a big part in getting us up and running". Not only does the reopening give a boost the industry, it's also helped several of the workers affected by the closure of Bower Aero. "We've reached out to some of the former staff and been able to reemploy them with AIR360 which is been a very rewarding experience" Mr Hazell said. With orders for VIP aircraft fitouts and carpet sets for airlines such as Tigerair already rolling in the business is looking forward to a sustained growth over the next six months and is hopeful to ramp up production even further during the remainder of the year. Xplore Receives $736K Follow-On Order from Major Telecommunications Provider As Expansion of Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Rugged Tablet Deployment Continues 2017-02-16T20:22:41Z xplore-receives-736k-follow-on-order-from-major-telecommunications-provider-as-expansion-of-multi-year-multi-million-dollar-rugged-tablet-deployment-continues SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 17, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that one of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers has placed an order for XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories to support its growing field-based workforce in various regions across the United States.  This brings the total value of this multi-year, multi-million dollar project to more than $20 million. This latest project expansion will enable field service technicians assigned to quickly and accurately complete all tasks related to their placement, rearrangement, and removal of telecommunications infrastructure such as poles, lines, open wire, and drop and block wire. Specifically, the technicians will use the XSLATE B10 mobile computers for dispatch and routing, GIS mapping, work order management and project planning. The rugged tablet will also serve as the primary data collection and reporting tool for infrastructure inspection, maintenance and repair, among other critical workflows. As noted by Brett Gross, ANZ Sales Director of Xplore: “This global telecommunications provider understands that they must leverage best-in-class technologies at an operational level in order to build best-in-class networks and sustain delivery of the industry’s highest-rated communications services. That’s why they partnered with Xplore to mobilise their U.S. workforce in the first place and have repeatedly chosen to expand their relationship with us in recent months. This telco has not only received significant gains from their investment in Xplore rugged tablets over the last three years, but they continue to extract unmatchable value from the custom-designed workforce mobility solution we built during their recent upgrade to the XSLATE B10 core platform.” With the 10.1” Intel-powered Xplore rugged tablets in hand, the technicians can immediately and accurately complete all routine and specialised workflows related to infrastructure installation, maintenance, and inspection tasks while in their vehicle or working on foot. The tablet’s built-in camera, Glove touch screen and pen inputs, and bright outdoor viewable screen enable field service personnel to easily document, review, and analyze pertinent data. Technicians can even plug specialised peripheral equipment into one of the eight built-in I/O ports that come standard with this tablet, such as the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, if needed for network quality testing. The XSLATE B10’s built-in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi technologies then facilitate immediate, around-the-clock, data uploads to back-office systems for continuous asset monitoring and the tracking of crew progress by field supervisors. Read more about how this top U.S. telco operator has fully mobilised its network development with Xplore rugged tablets. Download the case study. For more information on Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions for telecommunications industry workflows, please visit www.xploretech.com/telco.   Xplore Fulfills Initial $1.3M Order to Enable World’s First Android™ Tablet-Based Vehicle Safety and Emissions System 2017-02-16T20:16:27Z xplore-fulfills-initial-1-3m-order-to-enable-world-s-first-android-tablet-based-vehicle-safety-and-emissions-system SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Feb. 17, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has fulfilled an initial $1.3 million order for its XSLATE D10 tablet PCs and is in the process of deploying them as part of the first rugged tablet-based vehicle safety and emissions system ever built for a public or private-sector emissions safety program.  The completely mobile system, which is also the first to leverage an Android™ device, exclusively relies on Xplore XSLATE D10 fully rugged tablet PCs to power the field and back-office workflows of vehicle safety and emissions programs across the United States. By April, inspection stations will be equipped with the D10-powered system in the first statewide deployment of this transformative new Automated Vehicle safety and emissions Program, which was engineered – and is being implemented – in cooperation with North America’s largest provider of decentralised and hybrid inspection program services.  In addition, State Patrol officers will be utilising the D10 rugged tablets to conduct their routine audits of the inspection stations and ensure compliance with government-mandated vehicle safety testing practices.  Brett Gross, ANZ Sales Director of Xplore noted: “Xplore has always been on the forefront of rugged tablet innovation, and for 20 years we’ve been committed to the engineering of transformative tablet-based mobility solutions for both government and private sector entities worldwide. It would be an understatement to say that this impressive vehicle safety and emissions system – built upon the rugged tablet form factor – is just another first for both the mobile computing industry and vehicle safety and emissions sectors. It is a complete game-changer: Not just for the inspection industry or the states that will be leveraging it, but also for the millions of consumers who are mandated to undergo these annual inspections per vehicle registration requirements. It’s proof that Xplore rugged tablets continue to maintain widespread applicability, especially in markets where purpose-built mobility solutions are the only way to satisfy specialised workflow criteria.  It is truly an honor that Xplore was the only rugged tablet OEM that was chosen to execute this pioneering technology initiative. We’re thrilled that we are the first to move our partner’s initial design concept to a fully-executable solution on a mass market scale, and we know that this current statewide deployment of our tablet system is just the first of many.” For more information on the Xplore XSLATE D10, please visit www.xploretech.com/D10. To see all of the rugged Windows and Android tablet platforms and accessories Xplore has purpose-built for your industry and workflows, please visit www.xploretech.com/industrysolutions. 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. Andatech wins Customer Service Experience of the Year at the Optus My Business Awards 2016 2017-02-16T03:01:04Z andatech-wins-customer-service-experience-of-the-year-at-the-optus-my-business-awards-2016 Sydney, Australia – November 19, 2016 – Andatech was announced as the winner for Customer Service Experience of the Year in the 2016 Optus My Business Awards. The Optus My Business Awards gala took place at the stylish Four Points Sheraton in Sydney on 18 November 2016. The awards identify and celebrate Australia’s most successful businesses across 24 categories, including industry-specific awards and honours for business leadership, customer experience, innovation and workplace culture. Imelda Ngawi represented Andatech at the awards night dinner and accepted the award on behalf of the company. In Ms. Ngawi’s acceptance speech, she attributed the company’s customer service success to its team. “This only happens when you have a great team working with you,” Ms. Ngawi said.  “A great team is a great asset for the company.” The judges applauded Andatech’s system – the Hub – for improving the service experience for its distributors, resellers and end consumers. The initiatives taken here have driven the business’ success. The Hub integrates the business’ daily activities such as stock checking, reseller pricing, ordering, warranty, support, calibrations, and stores vital information. Other than winning the Customer Service Experience of the Year award, Andatech was also a finalist in two other categories in the 2016 Optus My Business Awards – Innovator of the Year and Business Leader of the Year. Joey Teo from Andatech explains what the award means to them and why they hope their win will inspire other businesses in the innovation industry and in the local area. “We are ecstatic to have been recognised in the Optus My Business Awards as Innovator of the Year," Ms. Teo said. "This means a lot to the Andatech team who are always striving to develop innovative new products that cater to and exceed the demands of the market. “As a small business, this acknowledgement will really help to give us that extra boost to grow our customer base and continue to deliver quality products and services,” Ms. Teo said. Matthew Ball, Head of Small and Medium Business at Optus, said the Optus My Business Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work of Australian small-to-medium businesses. If you would like to interview director, Irwandy Tan about Andatech, Andatech’s awards and business tips, please contact Joey at 03 8899 6900. About Andatech Andatech was founded in 2003 as a distributor of Australian Standards certified breathalysers for Australians, and over the past decade has established a reputation as a leader in reliable wellness and occupational health & safety technologies throughout the Asia Pacific. Its range of quality products and services focus on its vision of a safe and healthy environment, at home and at work. For further information visit: www.andatech.com.au Kärcher Strengthens Base 2017-02-15T01:46:32Z -213 The opening of the fourth Kärcher Center in Christchurch is focused on delivering the highest service and support levels to both their existing and new customers in the Canterbury region. This purpose built 700m² facility incorporates the latest Kärcher inspired 280m² showroom design, along with the South Island’s largest service repair centre for their industry. Kärcher Center Hydraquip Manager, Juan Ramirez is excited to be able to increase Kärcher’s  services with a wider machine range, spare parts and consumables availability and a magnificent service centre. “We feel Kärcher Center Hydraquip really displays our commitment to the region and sends a clear message of our partnership dedication with our customers”. This is the fourth Kärcher Centre in key regions in New Zealand making it the first country in the Kärcher World to have full national presentation. Other Kärcher centres include Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. At Kärcher, customer focus is their top priority. Hotlines, operating manuals, demonstrations, customer service, fleet management and many other services offer private and professional customers quick, expert assistance with any question or problem. Kärcher is a global provider of cleaning technology, and their family-owned company is today the world's leading provider of efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems. Kärcher makes a difference through top performance, innovation and quality. Kärcher cleaning machines combine functionality, user-friendliness and sophisticated design, and their innovation and drive to achieve better solutions set the company apart. To find out more about a Kärcher and their cleaning machines please visit the website at http://www.karcher.co.nz. IFS and The Marsden Group collaborate on IoT offering for the oil and gas sector 2017-02-15T00:35:20Z ifs-and-the-marsden-group-collaborate-on-iot-offering-for-the-oil-and-gas-sector MELBOURNE, Australia, February 15, 2017: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, and global IoT technology company The Marsden Group have signed a strategic partnership to jointly pursue opportunities in the oil and gas industry. The Marsden Group is a global technology company specialised in developing advanced analytics in support of IoT solutions for the upstream oil and gas market. From its offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia, the company serves some of the largest companies in the oil and gas sector. The combination of the IFS IoT Business Connector and The Marsden Group's platform for IoT data discovery, machine learning and advanced analytics, oil and gas companies are able to monitor, capture, and analyse relevant IoT data, enabling timely action and optimised decision making in critical areas such as maintenance and supply chain management. "We are excited to announce our partnership with The Marsden Group, which is a highly visible and well-respected brand in the oil and gas sector," IFS Global Industry Director for Oil and Gas, Hege Wroldsen said. "The Marsden Group brings long and deep industry experience, which is evident in the comprehensive nature of its IoT offering. Together, we will be able to offer a solution that de-risks and accelerates IoT initiatives." The Marsden Group President, Andrew J. Pratt said, "By working together, we will be able to bring to market a comprehensive solution based on industry best practices. This means empowering customers with the right data at the right time in order to trigger the right action. For the asset-intensive oil and gas sector, IoT brings invaluable benefits in areas such as predictive maintenance and supply chain management. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with IFS." More information about how IFS supports companies in the oil and gas industry can be found here: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/oilfield-service-software/. About The Marsden Group The Marsden Group is a global technology company, specialising in the upstream Oil & Gas market. In recent years the rapid adoption of The Cloud, and the Internet of Things technology, has dramatically increased opportunities for all levels of business to embrace technology to improve business performance. The company’s vision is to harness these latest innovations in technology, tailoring them to cost effective solutions that make a significant difference in driving business excellence for its partners. www.themarsdengroup.com About IFS IFS™ is a globally recognised leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). Founded in 1983, IFS bring customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what's next in their industry. IFS's 2,800 employees support more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Ellie breaks new ground as a mechanical fitter at Dingo Australia 2017-02-14T03:18:35Z ellie-breaks-new-ground-as-a-mechanical-fitter-at-dingo-australia They say you’re never too old for a change and that’s certainly the case for mature age apprentice, Ellie Grove who has recently commenced an adult apprenticeship with Dingo Australia. The former South African resident has lived in Australia the past six years and is excited at the prospect of being the first female apprentice to work in the assembly shed at the busy Dalby based factory.       The family owned company are leaders in innovation and technology with their mini diggers and trailers used extensively by landscapers, tradesmen, miners and hire companies throughout Australia and New Zealand. With two of her three sons employed in mechanical trades in Dalby, Ellie won’t have to look too far if she needs help with completing her Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Turning).  “When I need help and advice I know I can always call on them. It’s great we can chat about our trades after work and support each other through our training,” Ellie said. Dingo Australia Administration and Training Coordinator Angela Paterson said it was Company Director, Gary Briggs who approached Ellie after seeing her perform well in her role as a part time cleaner with Dingo during the past three years. “We were impressed with her commitment and her attention to detail and thought her skills and abilities might be better suited in the assembly shed. We decided to offer her an apprenticeship and she has fitted in really well with the team,” Ms Paterson said. As part of her apprenticeship training Ellie has been learning about the maintenance and servicing of earth moving equipment and the wiring of harnesses for the machinery.     “I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be doing something like this. There’s a lot to learn but it’s very exciting at the same time.” “The staff here are wonderful to work with and the other tradesman are always willing to share their mechanical knowledge,” Ms Grove said. As for the future Ellie said she would like to do further study once she completes her apprenticeship. “It’s always been a dream of mine to further my education. I would never have had the opportunity to do a trade in South Africa so I feel this is just the beginning of something really great here,” Ms Grove added.        BUSY At Work Industry Training Consultant, Rachel de Jonge said BUSY was excited to see Ellie starting out on a new career. “Ellie is proving to be a great asset in the workplace and we are delighted that we are able to provide her with the services, including mentoring support, throughout her apprenticeship at Dingo Australia.” BUSY At Work has developed an excellent working relationship with Dingo Australia having signed up more 100 apprentices and trainees during the past 10 years. “We really appreciate the support that Dingo Australia gives us by trusting us to deliver on all their apprenticeship needs,” Ms de Jonge said. BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said BUSY was pleased to support employers who were willing to give people like Elle an opportunity to work in what was historically a male dominated industry.   “Ellie has demonstrated a positive commitment to her trade and with the right training and mentoring she will continue to make a valuable contribution to her employer,” Mr Miles said.   end