The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-21T01:22:02Z Wrays appoints Robert Pierce chief executive officer 2017-03-21T01:22:02Z wrays-appoints-robert-pierce-chief-executive-officer Hires Tony Wightman to be operations manager PERTH, AUSTRALIA – 21 March 2017 – Wrays, one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firms, today announced that it has appointed current chief financial officer Robert Pierce to be the firm’s new chief executive officer, effective 1 July. Mr Pierce will continue to be based in Wrays’ Perth office. Mr Pierce will work with current CEO Frank Hurley on a transition over the next three months to ensure a smooth and effective handover. Wrays’ chairman Gary Cox wished Mr Hurley well and noted that Mr Pierce was well positioned to take over as CEO. “Frank and I have worked very closely together for seven years and I’m grateful to him for the intelligence, rigor and commitment he demonstrated as CEO, which has helped put the firm in a strong position for future growth. I wish my colleague and friend all the best as he moves onto his next challenge,” says Mr Cox. “Rob is the clear choice to succeed Frank, given his deep knowledge of the business, close involvement in day-to-day operations, and the valuable contributions he has already made in helping drive our long-term growth strategy,” he added. Mr Pierce has been Wrays’ chief financial officer for four and a half years. He has been a member of the management team and closely involved in strategic planning, as well as holding day-to-day responsibility for the firm’s financial reporting, operations, and information technology. Prior to joining Wrays in September 2012, Mr Pierce held senior financial management positions in the United Kingdom across various sectors at both listed and private entities. Mr Pierce is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia. He is a Business and Finance graduate of the University of Derby. He is currently studying an MBA at the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide. “I’m looking forward to taking over the reins on a day-to-day basis to ensure the firm’s continued growth and success,” says Mr Pierce. “This is an exciting time for the firm. We’ve got a strong and talented team in place, the market dynamics are changing and there’s more innovation coming out of Australia. As a result, we see excellent opportunities for Wrays to further expand. “Looking ahead, we will maintain our commitment to being independent, continue to grow a stronger presence across Australia, and build an even stronger client-centric culture,” he added. Wrays appoints Tony Wightman operations manager Additionally, Wrays has hired Tony Wightman in the newly created position of operations manager. He will be based in Sydney, signifying Wrays’ commitment to further expanding its presence on Australia’s east coast. Mr Wightman will become part of Wrays’ management team and will be responsible for operations, finance, IT, and practice management nationwide. His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to incoming chief executive officer Robert Pierce. Throughout his 22-year career Mr Wightman has gained extensive experience in operations, finance, systems transformation, and managing complex change in both Australia and Europe. Most recently, he worked for RAMS Financial Group in Sydney focusing on business and systems transformation. Prior to that, Mr Wightman held senior finance and operations positions with several law firms including Minter Ellison and Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney; Ogier, an offshore legal and fiduciary services firm in the Channel Islands; Simmons & Simmons in its London and Milan offices; and CMS Cameron McKenna in London. Mr Wightman holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, Perth and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. “Wrays is a dynamic organisation with a unique position and opportunity in the Australian legal marketplace,” says Mr Wightman. “I’m looking forward to bringing my breadth of experience in legal professional services to help deliver superior client service and to help drive Wrays’ next phase of growth.” Chairman Rob Cox says, “Tony’s experience in financial management, systems deployment, business partnering and stakeholder management is going to be invaluable as Wrays embarks on its next phase of growth. We’re particularly enthused to have someone with Tony’s experience based in Sydney to help support our expansion on the east coast.” About Wrays Wrays was established in Perth in 1920 and is now one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property (IP) firms. Wrays’ exceptional technical and legal experts provide services in the recognition, protection and prosecution of IP rights across a broad range of industries and technologies. Wrays is frequently shortlisted as one of the leading IP and boutique law firms in Australia. For more information, visit www.wrays.com.au. For more information or for headshots: Joanna Stevens Kramer BLiNK Communications for Wrays 0408 466 410 joanna@blinkcomms.com.au Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # WINGS PUBLIC RELATIONS CLIENT PORTFOLIO EXPANDS 2017-02-23T11:36:41Z wings-public-relations-client-portfolio-expands Gold Coast-based Wings Public Relations is relishing the opportunity to work within the legal, beauty and home services industries after recent client wins. National franchise organisation James’ Home Services, award-winning beauty face mask company Lonvitalite, family and commercial law experts Fedorov Lawyers and mediation service Family Mediation Station have selected Wings Public Relations to support them in 2017. Wings Public Relations Director Deanna Nott, who started her firm in June after working in senior government communication roles for more than 20 years, said Wings PR was experiencing rapid growth. “It is clear that clients want an experienced team that can undertake a full suite of public relations activities in support of their businesses,” she said. “We are being selected not only for our media relations and pitching expertise, but also because we have strength in the social media and image management areas. “Developing and implementing communication strategies for our clients that help them achieve their goals is always our number one priority and we are delivering results.” Nott said that all of Wings’ clients have come via referrals. “We pride ourselves on providing a top level service, with regular progress updates on campaigns in development and those in the process of being rolled out. “Our genuine interest in our clients and attention to detail is holding us in good stead as we move forward.” For further information, please contact Deanna Nott, Wings Public Relations, on 0422 504540 or visit www.wingspr.com.au OnePlaceMail (Microsoft Office Store App) brings SharePoint to where people work 2017-02-13T04:51:31Z oneplacemail-microsoft-office-store-app-brings-sharepoint-to-where-people-work OnePlaceMail for SharePoint Online, a new application from OnePlace Solutions that is now available from the Microsoft Office Store, solves the problem of ensuring important corporate information can be easily stored and retrieved from SharePoint instead of being trapped inside personal inboxes. Created by Australian developers OnePlace Solutions, OnePlaceMail for SharePoint Online, also known as OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) brings the power of SharePoint for information capture and management into Outlook rather than forcing people to move away from their familiar workplace tool. It takes advantage of Microsoft's Office UI fabric so that the solution looks and feels like Microsoft Outlook, allowing users to remain productive with their regular workflow. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) brings SharePoint to where people work. Information that is stored in SharePoint is made accessible from Outlook and allows people to seamlessly share content in SharePoint quickly and easily. And unlike many add-ins, OnePlace Solutions has created an Outlook add-in with a fast load time, of under a second, so users aren’t kept waiting. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) works with native Outlook clients running on Windows and macOS as well through the Outlook Web App. The add-in will also work using the Outlook for iOS app (subject to Microsoft approval). It is both an Outlook Add-in and an Office 365 app. A single click or tap within Outlook allows users to send the email, or any attachments to SharePoint. Choosing where to save the information within SharePoint is easier than saving a file on a shared network folder. The information that is sent to SharePoint can be categorised with all the metadata retained. Content stored in SharePoint can be easily found and shared from within Outlook. As OnePlaceMail for SharePoint is multi-platform, users can work from home using the Outlook client on their preferred device, from their smartphone, or through the Outlook Web App. When they get to the office, they can continue working within Outlook on the device of their choice, accessing the same information without having to change how they work. You can download OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) direct from the Microsoft Offie Store or learn more on the OnePlace Solutions website about connecting Microsoft Outlook with SharePoint from different mobile devices and platforms such as macOS, Windows, OWA, iOS iPhone and iPad.  The benefits of OnePlaceMail are substantial. Collaboration between colleagues is greatly improved, accessibility to important information is made easier and the process of locating important information and auditing information trails is enhanced.  And while many companies can find it challenging to encourage users to adopt SharePoint for information storage and management, OnePlaceMail helps with user engagement and adoption to deliver a further return on investment for SharePoint deployments. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) is currently in public preview and can be downloaded today from the Microsoft Office Store. For more information or if you'd like to speak with James Fox, the CEO of OnePlace Solutions, please email press@oneplacesolutions.com or call +61 2 9977 1312. OnePlace Solutions is a Microsoft Gold partner providing a suite of integrated products for the SharePoint/Office 365 platform. With clients in over 35 countries including Fortune 500 companies, the not-for-profit sector, utilities companies and even a royal family, the company develops solutions that unlock the potential of your data by leveraging the SharePoint platform. Aussizz Group Opened 11th Office in Dubai 2017-01-24T11:44:24Z aussizz-group-opened-11th-office-in-dubai Aussizz Group, an acclaimed immigration and education consultancy, has marked another milestone in its growth by opening new office in the most populous city of United Arab Emirates (UAE) named Dubai.   The new office is also reinforced with qualified immigration and education agents to help residents of the Middle East with Australian visa assitance, career counseling, migration and permanent residency.   It is located in Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, a large development in Dubai, which consists of 80 towers built along the edges of three artificial lakes and JLT Embankment of 8 tower facing Jumeirah Islands.   Aussizz Group already has 10 offices in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide,Clayton) and India (Ahmedabad, Baroda, Anand and Chennai). The company has achieved a phenomenal success in all their business endeavors with the force of 150+ staff including 11 MARA agents, 9 QEAC qualified and 5 ISANA certified education counselors. The opening of the 11th office in Dubai confirms the same strategy to encourage more Emirate students study at Australian universities and improve their career prospects.   Commenting on the company's growth and expansion, Mr. Dharmendra Patel, the Managing Director at Aussizz Group said, "We are delighted with the pace at which our business has grown all these years. Our enhanced presence will allow us to help potential clients across UAE and also position ourselves as pioneers in the immigration industry."   He also said, "Our commitment to invest in our capabilities is now stronger than ever before and we are determined to deliver exceptional results time and again."   About Aussizz Group   Established in 2009, Aussizz Group is one of the most trusted companies dealing with immigration and education consultancy services. The team at Aussizz Group is accredited with number of licenses and certifications including MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority), MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) and QEAC (Qualified Education Agent Counsellor). Their expertise includes providing customising solutions in student visa, employer sponsored visa, partner visa, business visa, visitor visa and GSM visa. Their team also provides assistance with professional year program, IELTS and PTE coaching and accommodation in Australia.    Address   Dubai 3C, Silver Tower, Cluster I, Jumeira Lake Towers,  Dubai, UAE Email:  dubai@aussizz.com    Melbourne  Level 1, Block Court, 288-290 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria - 3000, Australia Phone:    +61-3-9602 3435 Fax     : +61-3-8692-2894 Toll Free:    1300 FLY 365 E-mail: mel@aussizz.com http://www.aussizzgroup.com Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T01:39:59Z dell-boomi-names-vp-of-business-development-to-expand-global-partner-channel ROUND ROCK, Texas--Dell Boomi (Boomi) today announced that it has appointed David Tavolaro as its vice president of business development. Tavolaro is responsible for advancing Boomi’s fast-growing global partner channel, which has grown more than fifty percent in the last year. His appointment reflects Boomi’s commitment to strengthen its channel to support growing global demand for its award-winning integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and legacy on-premises systems. In this role, Tavolaro heads up Boomi’s go-to-market strategy and execution across a partner network of independent software vendors (ISVs), global systems integrators (GSIs) and regional IT consultancies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and referral partners. “The channel is in our DNA and has been a vital part of our success to date. We believe it will be an accelerator for growth as Boomi expands globally,” said Will Corkery, Boomi VP of worldwide sales and business development. “David’s deep industry and operational experience, combined with growing global demand for iPaaS cloud integration will help further Boomi’s position as the number one integration cloud for companies of all sizes.” Tavolaro brings to Boomi more than two decades of sales, channel and executive management leadership experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to Boomi, Tavolaro served for nearly 11 years as vice president, sales, at the systems integration and technology management firm Anexinet. Before that, he held senior-level positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, DataChannel, Actium and Accenture. “Boomi has revolutionized integration in the cloud. Its ability to connect cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems is unprecedented,” Tavolaro said. “I’m thrilled to join Boomi and contribute to its advancement and leadership in the fast-growing iPaaS market. Using the Boomi platform, forward-thinking partners will capitalize on an incredible opportunity to power digital transformation for their customers to drive innovation and help them leapfrog the competition.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Aussizz Group opened up Two New Offices in Adelaide & Brisbane this December! 2016-12-29T12:01:16Z aussizz-group-opened-up-two-new-offices-in-adelaide-amp-brisbane-this-december-1 Aussizz Group, a renowned name in immigration and education consulting services, added another feather to its cap by inaugurating two offices in Adelaide and Brisbane this December.  Adelaide branch is located on the King William Street, which is the main street of Australian state capital cities, while the Brisbane office is located on the Adelaide street, which runs between and parallel to Queen Street and Ann Street. Both the offices are designed modishly to promote productivity in a collaborative environment. The space inside is fully-equipped with conference rooms along with modern communication facilities, seminar rooms and reception services. Adelaide & Brisbane have always been the most preferred cities for a large number of international students, who are looking for affordable educational opportunities. Both the cities are highly renowned for quality lifestyle, best universities and education providers. This is when Aussizz Group took an oath to serve those aspiring students with their exceptional services and support. Both the branches have registered MARA agents on board to help clients with career counselling, visa assistance and migration. The company has headquarters operating in Melbourne (Australia) with the branches located in Sydney, Perth and Clayton. It has served thousands of aspiring students and immigrants successfully, who want to live, study and work in Australia, New Zealand as well as Canada. “We have always strived to go beyond the expectations of our clients. This is why, we have been investing profoundly in business expansion, infrastructure development and acquiring new resources”, said Dharmendra Patel, the Managing Director at Aussizz Group. He also said, “We have also aimed to expand our presence by opening two new branches shortly in Hyderabad and Dubai.” He further added, “Our new locations with enhanced operational efficacies will help us to grow and provide excellent value and superior services to our clients”. For more information on Aussizz Group or to get consultation from their immigration experts, visit their website www.aussizzgroup.com or Email:  info@aussizz.com. About Aussizz Group Aussizz Group is one of the most trusted immigration and education consultancies operating in Australia and India. The company has the expertise in offering career counselling, course and university selection guidance, admission and student visa, partner visa, business visa, employer sponsored visa, professional year enrolment, pre-departure and post-arrival support services.  Address ADELAIDE Level 4, 90 King William Street, Adelaide, SA - 5000, Australia Mobile: +61-4-3286-9959 E-mail: adelaide@aussizz.com BRISBANE Suite 3, Level 4, 144 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD - 4000, Australia Mobile: +61-4-3147-6111 E-mail: brisbane@aussizz.com Wrays acquires EKM ip as part of its national expansion plans 2016-12-20T20:00:00Z wrays-acquires-ekm-ip-as-part-of-its-national-expansion-plans-1 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 21 December 2016 -- Wrays, one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firms, today announced that it has acquired Melbourne-based EKM ip. The acquisition is part of Wrays’ long-term vision to remain independent, while further expanding its operations Australia-wide. The combination of Wrays and EKM will be the largest independent intellectual property firm in the Melbourne market, including a significant trademarks portfolio. “The legal and patent attorney services marketplace is rapidly evolving and consolidating, and to remain competitive we focus on offering our clients access to a broad range of IP, legal and strategic consulting services on a national level,” says Frank Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Wrays. “The combined entity will solidify our presence in Melbourne giving our clients on-the-ground access to highly qualified and experienced attorneys. “By maintaining our independence, we continue to focus on what’s best for our clients, which is high quality IP and legal advice, rather than be distracted by the demands of a listed parent company and shareholder return. “EKM is a great cultural fit and I have been truly impressed with the calibre of their management team, staff and client service,” he added. EKM Principals Jennifer McEwan and David King will continue in the new joint entity. “We determined that becoming part of the Wrays network would ensure that our clients continue to receive the best possible long-term service, with access to intellectual property experts nationwide,” says Jennifer McEwan. “We will work closely with Wrays to ensure a seamless transition for our clients and employees, and we look forward to providing our clients with additional expertise and specialised IP services locally and globally.” The integration of the two firms will be effective as of 31 March 2017. The new, combined entity will operate out of Wrays’ offices on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. About Wrays Wrays was established in Perth in 1920 and is now one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property (IP) firms. Wrays’ exceptional technical and legal experts provide services in the recognition, protection and prosecution of IP rights across a broad range of industries and technologies. Wrays is frequently shortlisted as one of the leading IP and boutique law firms in Australia. For more information, visit www.wrays.com.au. About EKM EKM ip was established over 10 years ago to provide small to medium businesses and emerging enterprises with specialist intellectual property advice and services needed to protect and commercialise innovative ideas, concepts and technology. For more information, visit www.ekmlegal.com. For more information: Joanna Stevens Kramer BLiNK Communications for Wrays 0408 466 410 joanna@blinkcomms.com.au UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z utrc-can-employ-stawell-mine-s-new-unemployed-workers Following his Open Letter* to Stawell residents advising them of a misinformation campaign regarding UTRC’s removal of the largest tyre stockpile in Australia, Dr Matthew Starr is again imploring the Victorian Government to take steps that will see the business start employing many of Stawell Gold Mines’ retrenched workers. With up to 150 people losing their jobs at the mine (announced Tuesday, 13 December), UTRC offers Stawell a chance to employ up to 50 people in early 2017.  “All we request from the government is to waive some of the small regulatory fees that UTRC has been hit with, and provide greater support for our efforts to eliminate Victoria’s number one environmental hazard,” said Dr Starr. “UTRC is the only new business of size attempting to become operational in Stawell that can employ up to 30 per cent of the newly unemployed.  “UTRC is the best option for the unemployed workers who now face a very unhappy Christmas and New Year, with a bleak outlook for 2017.” The Stawell tyre stockpile comprises almost 9 million tyres, which UTRC purchased in June 2015 to create a new, environmentally-friendly, clean-tech facility to recycle the tyres. Dr Starr added, “We intend to support the workers of Stawell for the long term and as UTRC in Stawell has been classified as a Transfer Station for Victoria's used tyres, we can assure the town that there will be jobs well into the future.” * You can view the Open Letter, which is being delivered this week, at http://utrc.com.au/open-letter-to-stawell-residents/ and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T02:09:18Z dell-boomi-s-asia-pacific-and-japan-expansion-continues-with-key-senior-hires Sydney, Australia – December 6, 2016 – Dell Boomi has further expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) with three new senior hires to cater for strong local demand for cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).   The appointments comprise Michelle Grange and David Flaks, who join the company as Enterprise Account Executives, and Richard Snowden, who fills the role of Inside Sales Executive.   With more than 35 years’ experience in software and services sales between them, Grange and Flaks have been appointed to manage business development and customer relations for Boomi’s southern and northern operations in Australia, respectively.   Grange previously held senior roles at SugarCRM and Microsoft, among other software companies, where she worked with multiple top 100 Australian organisations across most industry sectors.   Having formerly had high-profile stints at InfoReady, IBM and Dell, Flaks brings to Boomi extensive experience in client management and team leadership, in both direct and partner sales roles.   Meanwhile, Snowden will work directly with regional organisations on their digital transformation strategies, and act as the first point of contact for them. Snowden joins Boomi from Mulesoft where he was responsible for account development across Australia and New Zealand as the company’s lead Inside Sales Representative.   Boomi launched its APJ operations with the opening of its Sydney office in April 2016. Michael Evans was appointed to lead the business as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), based in Sydney. Evans’ appointment coincided with that of Linda Urlich, Partner and Alliances Manager APJ, and Tania Mushtaq, Senior Marketing Manager APJ, who were joined soon after by a number of additional new executives.  Boomi currently employs 13 staff in the region.   Since launch, Boomi has experienced significant demand from local organisations requiring powerful and simple cloud integration capabilities to connect best-of-breed, business-critical applications.   “Traditional methods for integration typically can no longer cost-effectively meet the integration needs of rapidly evolving businesses,” said Evans. “This is why local organisations are increasingly implementing iPaaS; it provides cloud-based integration capabilities that can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its various departments.   “The appointments of Michelle, David and Richard provide Boomi with further presence to cater for this demand in Australia and New Zealand. Their experience in the local software industry builds on our existing expertise, allowing us to align even more closely with local companies’ business needs.”  About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Technologies. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. The New Legislation Has Come Into Force Making It Illegal For P2 Licence Holders 2016-12-02T04:52:14Z the-new-legislation-has-come-into-force-making-it-illegal-for-p2-licence-holders It’s the 1st of December; the first day of summer and the start of the countdown to Christmas. It is also the date that new legislation has come into force making it illegal for P2 licence holders (green P-platers) to use their mobile phones in any capacity while driving. The purpose of the new legislation is to increase driver awareness and to eliminate crashes caused by a distraction from inside the car.   This is a change from the previous law which allowed P2 licence holders to use their mobile phone but banned  mobile phone use for Learner, P1 drivers and provisional motorcycle riders. Now, the ban against using mobile phones while driving is across the board for Learner, P1 drivers, provisional motorcycle riders and P2 drivers.   This across the board ban includes hands-free mode and phones set to speaker. The ban also applies to using a mobile phone for GPS, to listen to music (through Bluetooth, AUX, USB), to check the time, to use the camera and to view social media notifications. Being charged with this offence could lead to a loss of four demerit points (8 if it is a public holiday) and a fine of $325, which can rise to $433 in a school zone. Learner and Provisional 1 and 2 drivers are however permitted to use a GPS unit and non-cellular music devices such as an iPod.    Despite an overall downward trend in the number of fatalities on NSW roads, there have still been 356 deaths on NSW so far this year. With mobile phone users between 2-6 times more likely to be involved in an accident and the silly season just around the corner, it is easy to see why this legislation is coming into force.     If you get caught doing the wrong thing on the roads, please contact one of our leading criminal lawyers at Platinum Lawyers Pty Ltd on (02) 8084 2764. Aussizz Group held its first education expo in October, 2016 2016-11-12T11:38:54Z aussizz-education-expo-2016 Melbourne, Saturday, 12 November 2016 - International students swarmed at CAE Flinders Lane last October for Aussizz Group’s biggest Education Expo. More than 300 participants registered and 26 education providers attended the event. The expo brought together some of the prominent universities and educational institutes of Australia along with qualified education counsellors and registered immigration experts of Aussizz Group under the same roof, where they interacted with students from different nationalities and backgrounds. The expo began with the purpose to provide students a crystal-clear vision of Australia’s Education system, different academic programs for undergraduate and post-graduate studies, professional year program, Internship program, NAATI course, PTE Exam, current market dynamics, arising opportunities and career pathways. Students were also given assistance on how to proceed with the visa application and deal with the Department of Immigration and Border protection (DIBP) by the qualified immigration consultants of Aussizz Group. “Since Australia has always attracted overseas students due to its quality education and availability of career opportunities, we at Aussizz Group strive for providing platform to those aspiring students where they can have interaction with the university representatives to get all their queries solved related to studying in Australia” said Mr Dharmendra Patel, the managing director at Aussizz Group. He also stressed the need for organising such events more frequently. Aussizz Education Expo provided students an opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with different institutions and universities mentioned below:•    Melbourne Polytechnic•    MIT (Melbourne Institute of Technology)•    ATMC (Australian Technical and Management College)•    Torrens University •    La Trobe Melbourne•    SCU (Southern Cross University)•    Stott’s College.•    St. Peters•    ACFE (Australian Centre for Further Education)•    UIT (Universal Institute of Technology)•    SCEI (Southern Cross Education Institute)•    AGB Training•    Ability English•    English Key•    INHA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia)•    MacleayTop professional year program and NAATI providers were also present at the event including:•    Navitas Professional•    Performance Education•    Monash•    AAPoly•    AITI (Australian Institute of Translation and Interpretation) •    SIIT (Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating)In addition to getting the direct consultation from the representatives, students also got the opportunity to attend various seminars on SSVF changes, 485 Visa, General Skilled Migration, Tasmania sponsorship, IRON program and Pearson Test of English. Attendees also had a great time participating in fun activities like cupcake decorating workshops, professional photo shoot for LinkedIn profile and entering the lucky spin wheel to win valuable prizes like Woolworth gift card, Movie tickets, Instax camera, Myki cards and Apple watch).For more information or to participate in the upcoming events subscribe the Facebook page of Aussizz Group or visit their website: http://www.aussizzgroup.com/About Aussizz Group:Aussizz is a registered group of MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) agents offering education and migration services to international students ranging from student visa to permanent residency in Australia. Since its inception in 2009, the company has successfully assisted thousands of overseas students achieve their dreams and aspirations of studying and staying in Australia as well as New Zealand. Location:Aussizz Migration & Education ConsultantsLevel 1, Block Court, 288-290 Collins Street,Melbourne, Victoria - 3000, AustraliaPhone:    +61-3-9602 3435Fax     : +61-3-8692-2894Toll Free:    1300 FLY 365E-mail: mel@aussizz.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/aussizz Expert Witness.com.au Launches as Australia's Largest and Most Trusted Expert Database 2016-11-12T05:17:21Z expert-witness-com-au-launches-as-australia-s-largest-and-most-trusted-expert-database FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Introducing the new national standard in finding Expert Witnesses! The Expert Witness Database (EWD) revolutionises Australia's Expert industry. http://www.expertwitness.com.au, is a collaborative database of experts with at least eight years of extraordinary tested industry experience satisfying the rules of an 'Expert Witness', combined with approved training and proven experience and training as an Expert Witness. Simon Smith, CEO and Computer Digital Forensics Investigator, himself an Expert Witness knows all too well how frustrating it can be and his clients often tell him how hard it was to seek out his specialisation. "I see EWD as a simple connection point between industry and experts. We have used a 'Keep it Simple' policy. It is for clients seeking an expert, and for the experts seeking to advertise their extraordinary skills to clients", Mr. Smith said in a press conference for the opening of the site today. EWD is a new innovation developed for experts and contains complex internal algorithms that compare keywords and case law to words from CV's and the requirements of the client to get the best match for a client. Such technology is proprietary and has been developed by Mr. Smith who has been a Master in Software Engineering professionally for over 20 years. "The system has so much more under the bonnet", Mr. Smith said. After an expert expresses their intent to apply for an expert listing a whole process goes on behind the scenes that indexes and dissects the human capital into thousands of subcategories later to be matched into industry competencies. Mr. Smith, an expert in competency mapping and an inventor of educational patents in this very subject matter, stated that "this technology is new to the industry and is not only unmatched but has the ability to revolutionise the industry." Mr. Smith did say that all engagements will naturally pass strict human scrutiny at all times, but a helping hand is favourable. "Every application is personally reviewed by a careers expert and each applicant is interviewed", Mr. Smith said. However, it seems that this is not the only benefit to EWD. The site directly connects experts in their specialist fields with their client to directly engage in contractual negotiations once matched. The matching service is FREE for lawyers, counsel, clients and all who seeks to genuinely engage Expert Witnesses. All the expert has to do is pay a yearly fee once approved - which is currently half price for the first year at $199 + GST. EWD does not interfere, try to take any commission or involve itself in the invoicing between the expert and the client. It simply hands the Expert Witness the customer for life. "How many sites offer that for $199 + GST?" asks Mr. Smith. "It is a valuable resource for all, even journalists with our new special call-out facility. The website introduces a new innovation to the industry. It offers a completely free Dispute Resolution and Conciliation Service which benefits both the expert and the client in the event of some contractual disputes. A successful relationship starts with communication. Helping experts meet their legal requirements and promoting good customer relations is what we endorse. The difference between our service and others is introduction between the client and expert is made without interference or prejudice. There are no fees charged by EWD. The expert and client build their long term relationship, and the expert simply pays a low-cost yearly fee to be listed. It's all about building goodwill in this industry, in my personal experience, that breeds success. Unlike other websites, EWD is not interested in taking a share of experts' money - that only drives the price up for clients", Mr. Smith said.  The site is both user and mobile-friendly and features industry RSS feeds and will soon feature spotlighted experts and recent decisions of interest. For all medico-legal and forensic experts in any area that are asked to give an expert opinion, report, testimony or evidence to counsel, a lawyer, private client, or in a court of law, the benefit that the new unbiased EWD site brings is phenomenal, given that a yearly fee for an expert is reduced for a limited time to 50% of its original price down to $199 + GST. Finally, Mr. Smith states, "There is of course a major over-arching benefit to this website which is beyond compare. It is NOT misrepresenting itself as a University, it is NOT a group of lawyers, it IS a completely independent Expert Witness Database built for the purpose of promoting excellence and independent connections of choice in the profession. The site also offers Expert Witness Training and other benefits to members. This is an innovation in the industry and promotes professional relationships between Expert Witnesses and their clients, without third-party interference." http://www.expertwitness.com.au. Experts can apply for an expert listing at 50% off for a limited time. CourseGenius launches online training to protect Australian businesses from costly compliance breaches 2016-11-07T19:49:56Z coursegenius-launches-online-training-to-protect-australian-businesses-from-costly-compliance-breaches PERTH, AUSTRALIA - 8 November 2016. Lack of formal safety training can have a significant financial and human cost for businesses. In fact, businesses in most states can face fines of up to A$3 million for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act. Despite this, many businesses struggle to find the time and budget to implement formal safety and compliance training which can help protect them and their staff from these risks. To combat this issue, leading Australian online learning platform CourseGenius (www.coursegenius.com) today releases its suite of online compliance training courses. CourseGenius is a WA-based company that enables small to medium businesses to create and deliver their own custom online training programs. The CourseGenius suite of compliance courses provides training in three core areas: Workplace Health and Safety Fundamentals, Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and Social Media and Electronic Communication, with additional topics to follow. The courses, developed by leading Australian law firm People + Culture Strategies, are legally compliant and tailored for Australian workplaces. Once only available to large businesses with a big training budget, CourseGenius makes online compliance training accessible to businesses of all sizes. Co-founder of CourseGenius Sarah Mateljan’s legal background has given her insight into the potential cost of failing to run formal compliance training. She also understands why small to medium-sized businesses find it difficult to roll out this type of training. “We’ve listened to our customers and we know it’s hard for them to find engaging and legally compliant training content on a budget,” Sarah said. “Our new suite of compliance courses solves this problem by providing interactive, legally authored online training on-demand. Our customers, such as ECOYA are well placed to make this move as they are more agile than larger enterprises, and can more easily adopt new technologies to solve problems.” Leading home fragrance and bodycare company ECOYA were one of the first to sample CourseGenius’ new suite of courses. Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety Manager at ECOYA, Liza Jones, said, "The CourseGenius compliance courses were exactly what I was after. I oversee manufacturing where compliance and training is of critical importance. Being a medium sized business, we are good at implementing practical training elements however this not always reflected on paper. If I had to create the program myself, not only would it take me two or three days to prepare the material but I couldn’t be entirely sure that the content is correct and current.” Businesses can sign up for a demonstration and a discussion with the CourseGenius team to see how you can get started in minutes. - ends - For more information: Kate Dinon, KDPR, kate@katedinon.com +61 487 328 738 Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v6vgabi6j5f4r1v/AACLNW6xTN5K6Zayj3jsNRnSa?dl=0 About CourseGenius CourseGenius is the world’s simplest online training platform. CourseGenius allows small to medium enterprises to author and deliver their own custom training programs. Using the CourseGenius course builder, businesses can quickly and easily create interactive and engaging content using video, audio, and quiz functionality which is delivered beautifully on desktop, tablet and mobile. CourseGenius also offers a set of standard online compliance training courses, meaning all small to medium businesses can access the most up to date compliance training, saving time and money. www.coursegenius.com Aussie inventor leading his company to global growth 2016-10-12T22:00:00Z aussie-inventor-leading-his-company-to-global-growth Media Release October 2016 CEO, founder and inventor Rory Kennard, is leading his design-led company, Makinex, on a mission to roll out 20 world-first innovative products in 20 countries in the next 10 years, as they source new global distributors in Japan , USA, Europe and the Middle East. The innovative company, who already have offices in Sydney and Los Angeles has a big picture vision for its future and is focused on innovation, invention and disruption of the construction industry. Inspired by safety issues and doing things better, Rory Kennard, set out to create solutions for problems and challenges that tradies and contractors were having in their everyday roles in the sector. The team have invented over 13 products since its inception in 2004. Biggest sellers include the Powered Hand Truck, Makinex Dual Pressure Washer and Jack Hammer Trolley, but they also have designed and created generators, tile smasher heads, floor saws and floor strippers as part of their product portfolio. With the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy identifying the construction industry as a priority for work health and safety* and 35 construction employees seriously injured each day*, Makinex has made it their mission to make inefficiencies extinct. A recent launch of product, the Powered Hand Truck, has already seen the company win Safe Work Australia’s ‘Good Design’ Award earlier this year. The revolutionary machine, allows just one person to pick up small and bulky loads weighing up to 140kg (309lbs). As there is no need for a license, this makes the Powered Hand Truck ideal for lifting small bulky goods that would usually need more than one person or take up valuable forklift time. It has the potential to cut shoulder and back injuries from heavy lifting, creating a safer and efficient environment in the workplace. In Feb 2016 Makinex PHT won The Rental Award in the UK and immediately after this win had a PHT product video go viral prompting international interest in the product and business. On his businesses growth, Kennard says, “Makinex strives towards continuous improvement and making inefficiencies extinct in the workplace. We are constantly looking closely at the marketplace to find unique, innovative and practical product solutions that provide the construction and rental industries with a better way to do their jobs to save time, physical effort and money”. “It’s exciting times here as we begin to drive the business forward. Robotics are next on the list, with my team continuing to innovate and solve problems every day” “We believe that ‘good enough’ is never enough for our customers”, says Kennard. View the multi-award winning Powered Hand Truck here CEO, Rory Kennard and GGM, Paul Weaver with the existing Makinex range ENDS * http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/statistics/industry/pages/industry *http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/926/fatalities-in-construction.pdf For further information, hi-res photos & interviews please see below Dropbox link and contact: Sophie Chant | Rhetoric PR | 0434 104 502 | sophie@rhetoricpr.com.au Makinex Makinex is an award winning company which is set to disrupt the construction industry with their unique and innovatively designed products which provide a better way of getting the job done. The company has offices in Sydney and LA and their products are distributed and sold around the world and stocked in Home Depot in the US. Only JHT in Home depot With plans to expand the existing designed product range, growth in local and global markets and a commitment to ongoing research and development, Makinex is experiencing unprecedented growth, particularly in our own line of designed and manufactured products. List of products: Hose 2 Go Generator 16 kVA Powered Hand Truck -140 Makinex Jackhammer Trolley Tile Smasher Jackhammer Attachment Flippable Wide Chisel Jackhammer Attachment Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 4000psi Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 2500psi Makinex Floor Saw Makinex Floor Stripper Generator 10kVA Petrol Generator 9kVA Diesel Generator 6kVA Petrol http://www.makinex.com.au/