The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-01-17T01:10:38Z Return to Work Survey finds: Australian workers losing confidence in worker's compensation process. 2017-01-17T01:10:38Z return-to-work-survey-finds-australian-workers-losing-confidence-in-worker-s-compensation-process Safe Work Australia has released a series of brand new reports on the return to work experience of injured workers. More specifically, the reports focus on the outcomes of injured workers who receive workers’ compensation and various factors that affect their ability to return to work. The survey, which was conducted mid-2016, covers all Australian territories and New Zealand, with the exception of the Australian Capital Territory. Unlike previous surveys, this year’s report broadened the scope of eligibility for participants, resulting in a much larger sample size. According to Safe Work’s published Headline measures report, in past years the sample consisted of injured workers who had missed at least 10 days from work and filed a workers’ compensation claim 7-9 months prior to the interview. This time around, the sample was expanded to include injured workers who meet the following criteria: had at least one day away from work submitted a claim in the two years prior to the interview period had or did not have payment-related activity within 6 months prior to the sample being drawn, and worked in either premium paying (including own businesses) or self-insured organisations (note New Zealand does not have self-insured organisations) To adjust for the sampling changes, the methodology included a Historic Cohort, which acted as a kind of control group. This group consisted of workers who matched the previous years’ criteria (those who had taken 10+ days off work and submitted a workers compensation claim 7-9 months prior to the survey). The entire sample, which encompassed both the old and new categories of workers, is referred to as the Balance Cohort. The most significant metric evaluated by the surveys is the Return to Work Rate, or the proportion of injured workers with 10+ days off who returned to work for any period of time since the injury occurred. For 2015/16, the comparison data in the Historic Cohort shows that 87% of Australian and 86% of New Zealand workers had returned to work at some point, for any length of time, since their injury. Year over year, Australia’s Return to Work Rate is the same as the prior years’ measurement, whereas New Zealand saw an insignificant decrease of 1%. And in the past 18 years, Australia’s rate has wavered anywhere between 83% and 87%. New Zealand’s rate has been less consistent over time, sliding down from above 90% in the early 2000s but generally staying in a similar range as Australia in the past decade. A related but distinct metric is the Current Return to Work Rate, which denotes whether the injured workers were actually back at work at the time of the interview. The surveys found that 77% of injured workers in Australia and 79% of injured workers in New Zealand were employed at the time of the interview. Within Australia, it is notable that Victoria, Comcare, New South Wales and Tasmania consistently outperformed the national average on both of the previous metrics. Besides these key figures, the results discuss a few additional findings regarding the experience of injured workers and how various factors from business size to management oversight might affect their ability to return to work swiftly after an injury. When it comes to the actual experience of using workers’ compensation, the results indicated a downward trend in confidence. In Australia in particular, workers did not feel that the system adequately protects workers’ best interests. Complaints about communication across the various parties involved were also quite common. Across the board, employees of small and medium-sized organisations were more confident of their perceived autonomy and the level of consultation and appreciation they receive on the job. Compared to their counterparts in medium and large organisations, employees of smaller companies had by far the most positive perceptions of mutual support between employees and management, their management’s commitment to workplace safety as well as their personal degree of involvement in developing their own return to work plan. That’s not to say that larger businesses did not shine in other areas. Employees of larger organisations were more likely to report fair treatment during and after the workers’ compensation claims process. Larger businesses seem to be a hair more successful at supporting outgoing workers’ needs than small and medium businesses. Workers in larger organisations were also less likely to be discouraged from filing a workers’ compensation claim by their employer. One of the key takeaways from this report is that the return to work plan can actually make a critical difference for injured workers and both improve both the workers’ experience and shorten the time spent off work. More than three-quarters of workers in Australia and New Zealand said that their plan was either helpful or very helpful, but unfortunately only about half of all workers report being fully involved and consulted in the making of the plan. Increasing workers’ participation in the return to work plan, along with improved employee guidance, could greatly improve this process for workers and companies alike. From Quantum Management Indicators merges with Insync 2017-01-17T00:40:21Z quantum-management-indicators-merges-with-insync Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett said: “We are excited Quantum has joined forces with us and to combine our considerable experience and intellectual property. “Quantum is a great fit for Insync with many loyal and longstanding clients, highly competent and experienced staff and an outstanding reputation in the market. We will work closely with both Insync’s and Quantum’s clients to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible, and that our clients get the very best of what both Insync and Quantum have to offer,” Barnett said. Since 1992, Quantum has developed and implemented staff surveys for over 1,500 clients whose collective operations span 30 countries, 16 different industry sectors and 20 languages. Quantum has developed numerous proprietary surveys including a first class culture survey and employee 360s. They have a substantial client base in the financial services, utilities and community services sectors. Some of Quantum’s clients include Amnesty International, Bank Australia, Brookfield Multiplex, Crown, Elders, SA Power Networks and Toyota. Quantum CEO Des Tubridy said, “A majority of these clients were introduced to Quantum through the recommendations of existing clients. We consider this testament to our ability to add value to business through our commitment to research, innovative thinking and exceptional customer service. We look forward to the future with Insync and continuing our partnerships with our valued clients.” ENDS Media contacts For more information or comment, please contact: Nicholas Barnett CEO Insync Phone:        +61 3 9909 9201 Mobile:       +61 407 175 551 Email Genevieve Boyd Marketing Communications Manager Insync Phone:       +61 3 9909 9278 Mobile:       +61 423 238 038 Email   About Insync Insync is passionate about helping organisations achieve sustainable high performance by improving employee and customer engagement. With over 25 years’ experience, they are experts in employee engagement surveys, customer research, exit interviews, 360 feedback and leadership team and board evaluations. Insync also assists clients with focus groups, action planning, change management and developing and reviewing EVPs and CVPs. Insync has conducted over 1,000 employee, customer and board research projects in the last five years. They have helped ACCC, AFL, ASX, Cathay Pacific, Country Road, Chevron, CSIRO, Fairfax, GrainCorp, John Holland, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Metro, Mitsui, Nufarm, QBE, Salvation Army, Swire, Sydney Water, Toll, Visy, YMCA, federal and state government departments and agencies, many local councils and most universities. Insync has delivered surveys, research and consulting projects in around 100 countries and 40 languages. They have made significant investments in their people, processes, culture and technology to provide cost-effective and actionable insights to clients that make a real difference to their organisation. Visit: Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. QuickStriker App - Bringing People Back to the Community 2017-01-16T23:26:37Z quickstriker-app-bringing-people-back-to-the-community A new Kickstarter campaign has launched for an app that allows users to announce or explore events in the community using iPhone geolocation. The start-up app – QuickStriker – is suitable for iPhone and Android devices, and due for a Spring 2017 launch. With a “tell all – find all” approach, the app is perfect for today’s digital world.   The app can be used for a number of uses including selling items, offering services, posting or finding jobs, recruiting people or announcing events. In fact, there’s no limit to what can be posted.   Just a simple tap on one button will show everything other users have posted within 2km of a location, showing them as pins on a map.   The app has been built and tested on iOS, and the designers are seeking support to ensure the server costs are covered for enough time, that all text-only posts remain free for a year.   “We created QuickStriker to tell all and find all” said Manuel Mendez (co-founder).   “If you have something you want other people to know, or you want to know what is happening in your local community, this app is for you. We are really excited about our launch, and are asking people to pledge as part of our Kickstarter campaign, and to be part of a successful start-up company” he added.   Pledges will not only provide users with posting credits, but also enable the app to reach a larger audience through advertising, and ultimately create a larger online community.   A number of packages are available to backers, costing as little as 1 AU$. The packages are subject to change on launch day, so users are encouraged to take advantage of these sooner rather than later to take advantage of the best deals.       Packages include a Starter Package for those pledging AU$ 30 or more, the Big Box of Posts for those pledging AU$ 50 or more, the Jumbo Box of Posts for those pledging AU$ 100, and the Business Package for those pledging AU$ 500.   More information can be found on the website       Notes to Editor   Kickstarter Preview Link: Email: Twitter: @_QuickStriker_ Facebook: /quickstrikerapp   Sydney Migration Agent Provides Assistance For Businesses To Comply With New Backpacker Tax Requirements 2017-01-16T22:09:34Z sydney-migration-agent-provides-assistance-for-businesses-to-comply-with-new-backpacker-tax-requirements PK Harrison Australian Visa Services is providing professional advice and assistance for businesses that currently employ, or are likely to employ working holiday makers, to comply with the new “backpacker tax” and register with the Australian Taxation Office before the deadline on January 31st, 2017. In order to avoid penalties, businesses that employ individuals who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa must register with the Australian Taxation Office and withhold 15% from every dollar earned by a working holiday maker up to $37,00 with foreign resident tax rates applying from $37,001. Businesses that need assistance understanding the new “backpacker tax” can contact PK Harrison Australian Visa services on 02 8060 9148 or visit the PK Harrison Australian Visa Services website at to book a consultation. About PK Harrison Australian Visa Services PK Harrison Australian Visa Services is a Sydney Migration Agent that provides a range of immigration and visa application assistance services in the Inner West of Sydney. Preston Harrison is registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and has extensive experience working alongside some of Australia's leading Migration Specialists. PK Harrison Australia Visa Services specialises in providing cost-effective professional visa application assistance. For more information on the services that PK Harrison Australian Visa Services provides visit the Migration Agent Sydney website. PACE Business Services Launches New Website 2017-01-16T09:37:24Z pace-business-services-launches-new-website Set in the heart of the business district in central Geelong, PACE offers modern executive office spaces, professional and personalized telephone reception and a warm welcome for you and your clients in our Geelong Serviced Offices. With shared resources including a boardroom, meeting rooms, A3/A4 scanning and printing facilities, high speed internet and secretarial services all at your fingertips, you really can simply bring your computer, plug in and get to work. Check out the new PACE Business Services website at Custom Built Doors and Windows Continue to Wow Perth Homeowners 2017-01-16T07:10:59Z custom-built-doors-and-windows-continue-to-wow-perth-homeowners Perth, WA, January 16, 2017 - A rising trend for homeowners who want to improve their homes is to replace their standard doors and windows with custom built doors and windows. Many Perth area homeowners are doing this because they are consistently amazed at how much improving the doors and windows can update a home. How Custom Built Doors and Windows can Modernise a HomeStandard homes built off of builders’ standard plans are decent places to live. When they are new, they look great and the buyers are excited to move in. However, builders need to turn a profit and they tend to do so by lowering their costs of materials and labour as much as possible. The doors and windows are often a place where they can save a lot of money but still put out that looks good, at least initially.As time goes on and the homeowner has lived in a standard home for a few years, they begin to notice some of the “little things” going wrong. The fit of a sliding door or window in its track may start to feel “funny.” They may notice light coming in through gaps under doors or through the outer parts of their windows. Sometimes the doors and windows don’t open and close as easily as they used to.Michaela Ashford is the office administrator for Fremantle Door and Window, a business that creates custom built doors and windows for Perth area homeowners. According to Ms Ashford:“Ultimately, it’s not the walls that make a modern home modern: it’s everything else. Your doors and windows are a large part of your home’s makeup. The fit and finish of your doors and windows will determine a large part of its appearance. But it’s when you add the element of style that the true magic happens.”Ms Ashford continued: “Think of what happens when you replace a standard front entry door with a solid timber front door or a sleek pivot door. Or you replace an entire wall facing your pool with a series of bifold doors. Or servery windows in your kitchen. There are so many great design improvements that can be made in your home just by installing custom built doors or windows.”Bifold Doors Can Even Change a Floor PlanBifold doors are being used by more and more Perth area homeowners to provide an open floor plan with little to no effect on the home’s foundation. Inner walls of common living areas are knocked out and replaced with bifold doors. This gives homeowners the option to turn their kitchen, dining area, family room and living room into one large open room by opening the bifold doors. When closed they allow light to permeate the home, making the home look larger.Ms Ashford concluded: “Of all the ways you can modernise your home, custom built doors and windows create the most change for the lowest cost.”Fremantle Door and Window create custom built doors for homeowners in the Perth area. They offer a full menu of popular options, such as bifold doors, sliding doors, french doors, casement windows, servery windows and many more. To learn more or to call for a complimentary design consult, call (08) 6500 6888 or visit their website: Gartner Says More Than 40 Percent of Data Science Tasks Will Be Automated by 2020 2017-01-16T04:26:44Z gartner-says-more-than-40-percent-of-data-science-tasks-will-be-automated-by-2020 SYDNEY, Australia, January 16, 2017 — More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner defines a citizen data scientist as a person who creates or generates models that use advanced diagnostic analytics or predictive and prescriptive capabilities, but whose primary job function is outside the field of statistics and analytics. According to Gartner, citizen data scientists can bridge the gap between mainstream self-service analytics by business users and the advanced analytics techniques of data scientists. They are now able to perform sophisticated analysis that would previously have required more expertise, enabling them to deliver advanced analytics without having the skills that characterize data scientists. With data science continuing to emerge as a powerful differentiator across industries, almost every data and analytics software platform vendor is now focused on making simplification a top goal through the automation of various tasks, such as data integration and model building. "Making data science products easier for citizen data scientists to use will increase vendors' reach across the enterprise as well as help overcome the skills gap," said Alexander Linden, research vice president at Gartner. "The key to simplicity is the automation of tasks that are repetitive, manual intensive and don't require deep data science expertise." Mr. Linden said the increase in automation will also lead to significant productivity improvements for data scientists. Fewer data scientists will be needed to do the same amount of work, but every advanced data science project will still require at least one or two data scientists. Gartner also predicts that citizen data scientists will surpass data scientists in the amount of advanced analysis produced by 2019. A vast amount of analysis produced by citizen data scientists will feed and impact the business, creating a more pervasive analytics-driven environment, while at the same time supporting the data scientists who can shift their focus onto more complex analysis. "Most organizations don't have enough data scientists consistently available throughout the business, but they do have plenty of skilled information analysts that could become citizen data scientists," said Joao Tapadinhas, research director at Gartner. "Equipped with the proper tools, they can perform intricate diagnostic analysis and create models that leverage predictive or prescriptive analytics. This enables them to go beyond the analytics reach of regular business users into analytics processes with greater depth and breadth." According to Gartner, the result will be access to more data sources, including more complex data types; a broader and more sophisticated range of analytics capabilities; and the empowering of a large audience of analysts throughout the organization, with a simplified form of data science. "Access to data science is currently uneven, due to lack of resources and complexity — not all organizations will be able leverage it," said Mr. Tapadinhas. "For some organizations, citizen data science will therefore be a simpler and quicker solution — their best path to advanced analytics." For more predictions and analysis, Gartner clients can read more in the report: "Predicts 2017: Analytics Strategy and Technology." Gartner Data & Analytics Summit Gartner analysts will provide additional analysis on data and analytics leadership trends at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017, taking place February 20-21 in Sydney, March 6-9 in Grapevine, Texas, March 20-22 in London, March 23-24 in Tokyo and June 20-21 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerDA. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior information technology (IT) leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to supply chain professionals, digital marketing professionals and technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in more than 10,000 distinct enterprises. Gartner works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has almost 9,000 associates, including 1,900 research analysts and consultants, operating in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit # # # AVANSER appoints General Manager Rebecca Ryan as they brace for exciting growth. 2017-01-16T03:54:18Z avanser-appoints-general-manager-rebecca-ryan-as-they-brace-for-exciting-growth AVANSER appoints General Manager Rebecca Ryan as they brace for exciting growth. AVANSER’S tech team have been engineering new breakthrough innovations as well as working alongside some of Australia’s most well-known brands.  This has resulted in massive market advancement and future opportunity. AVANSER is now set to make their mark as the global leader in Call Intelligence. AVANSER Chief Storyteller and Director Richard Tan welcomed Rebecca Ryan to the AVANSER leadership team as new General Manager. “We had been quietly looking for some time, we had a market leading product, an innovative team but we needed someone with the right business pedigree.” “We’ve known Rebecca for some time and had been well-aware of her accomplishments, so it only made sense to bring her onboard.” As the previous General Manager of Operations for global digital marketing giant ReachLocal Australia, and also a successful business consultant to executive teams and business owners, Rebecca has vast experience delivering new technologies, fostering client satisfaction and propelling businesses through hyper-growth phases. Rebecca brings to AVANSER a mix of experience including Executive Leadership, Business Development, Project Management,  Digital Advertising,  Client Experience and Technology Start-Ups. About AVANSER: AVANSER offers a suite of sophisticated real-time call tracking & analysis tools and integration products to give your business greater transparency with your marketing spend that can ultimately deliver more customers, greater sales with a lower CPA. Direct Debi recognised by Institute of Certified Bookkeepers 2017-01-16T00:52:09Z direct-debi-recognised-by-institute-of-certified-bookkeepers Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has recognised Australian owned Direct Debi Payments as an approved solution as it aims to increase the number of bookkeepers offering online payments. Direct Debi’s Founder and CEO was pleased to be recognised as she detailed the company’s plan to get all book keepers offering an online payment option in 2017. “With online payments dominating the Australian marketplace and credit and debit cards representing 50 percent of the payments, it is important businesses offer an online payment option.” “Everyone expects to be able to pay an invoice online. Selecting the right provider ensures the experience meets both the business and customer needs,” Ms Batch said. Direct Debi has invested in a PCI compliant platform which ensures payment details are kept secure. This is combined with Direct Debi’s focus on customer friendly systems and service which deliver an omni channel experience, across all mediums which includes integration with Xero. Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, General Manager Rick Van Dyk said after assessment of the company and its products has recognised Direct Debi as an approved solution. “Our selection process is thorough and we work with companies which deliver value to our members”. “Direct Debi is a specialist service which has an excellent fit with both the institute and the members.” To find out how these products can benefit you and your business visit Direct Debi’s website  -ends – About Direct Debi – Pay easy Adding a credit card payment option to your invoice is easy with Direct Debi payment solutions. Direct Debi enables small businesses to track and trigger payments when and where money needs to be collected.  Whether you need direct debit, BPAY or web payments Direct Debi can help. Direct Debi integrates with Xero and offers an easy to use virtual terminal which ensures poor cash flow is not going to put you out of business. To find out how these products can benefit you and your business, contact us today between 9am and 5pm  AEST:  Sydney 02 8064 2550 - Brisbane 07 3149 3620 - Melbourne 03 8640 9566. Sign up now Small Businesses Are Set to Spend More on Digital Marketing Says Australian SEO Company 2017-01-15T22:18:30Z small-businesses-are-set-to-spend-more-on-digital-marketing-says-australian-seo-company A leading Australian SEO company that provides digital marketing solutions has said 2017 will see a big increase in the number of business owners that spend on digital marketing activities. Top 10 SEO in Sydney, who work with businesses all over the world including the UK, The USA, and Canada explained that owners are now seeing how important digital marketing is and how it can increase leads and revenue. The SEO company who provide a range of services to help business owners increase their online profile saw a huge increase in the number of new clients they gained in 2016. Most of the new clients came from recommendations, and the company who provide a Free SEO analysis believe 2017 will see even more small businesses turn to digital marketing services. A spokesman for Top 10 SEO in Sydney said: "Small businesses are now learning that newspaper and magazine advertising is not providing them value for money. With more than 3.2 billion using the Internet, online marketing is the fastest and most affordable way of attracting new clients, leads, and sales." Newspapers and magazines have seen a big decline in the number of people who turn to them to advertise their products and services; this has resulted in some publications closing down while others reduce their advertising rates. With more business owners becoming aware that online marketing and SEO services provide better results leading business experts believe more publications will close down. In 2016 social media advertising budgets increased worldwide to $31 billion compared to $16 billion in 2014. In the USA, it is expected $17.34 will be spent each year by 2019 on online marketing services, showing how important the Internet has become to businesses wanting to increase leads and sales. As a leading Australian SEO company Top 10 SEO in Sydney is advising small business owners to look at how they spend their marketing budget and to check how that spend is turning into sales. "Although more businesses are now spending more of their marketing budget on SEO and online marketing, there are still millions of businesses who are wasting money advertising in publications and not receiving value for money and real results," explained a spokesman for Top 10 SEO in Sydney. The New South Wales based SEO company has put together a range of services to help small business owners take advantage of the financial opportunities the Internet provides. These services include Video Marketing, Content Writing, Reputation Management, as well as many more services with the aim of increasing leads and sales.As well as providing a free website analysis service, Senka is also available to offer a consultation service, helping small businesses to understand how to achieve maximum results with their websites. To learn more about Top 10 SEO in Sydney and their professional SEO services, please visit About Top 10 SEO in Sydney For the past 15 years, the team at Top 10 SEO has been supplying business owners with a unique SEO service that works, with the best possible results. Website: Media Contact: Company Name: Top 10 SEO in Sydney Contact Person: Media Manager Email:, Phone: +61 2 9569 6580 Address: Levels 14, Lumley House, 309 Kent Street City: Sydney The Perfect Manufacturer for Cost Effective, Built in wardrobes in Sydney 2017-01-14T09:46:55Z the-perfect-manufacturer-for-cost-effective-built-in-wardrobes-in-sydney If you’re on the hunt for cost effective built in wardrobes in Sydney, but doesn’t want to compromise on quality, RobeTek Industries is the perfect solution. RobeTek industries is founded on the firm belief that it is not needed to make compromises on quality to offer budget friendly services.  RobeTek has been the most important company offering Custom Wardrobes in Sydney. The services delivered by RobeTek ranges from the construction of built in wardrobes, living room storage sections, cupboards using linen, home and office storage, and customised entertainment units to custom wardrobes in Sydney. With experience spanning more than fifteen years, they are the most prominent manufacturer of wardrobes in Sydney. RobeTek is a proud Australian company. They understand the distinct requirements of Australians like none other. The outstanding craftsmanship of RobeTek can be witnessed in each of the project they undertook. All of their projects concerning the design and construction of wardrobes in Sydney are carried out locally and more over they all entail lifetime guarantees. RobeTek has an extremely unique three step approach they adopt in order to provide excellent custom wardrobes in Sydney. The first step is free measure and quote. When RobeTek is contacted by a potential client for free measure and quote for wardrobes in Sydney they send out an expert, highly competent tradesman with matchless experience. Someone who can give adequate suggestions regarding the design and construction of custom wardrobes in Sydney. They will also have with them samples of materials, so you will be able to choose for yourselves what you really prefer. During the second step, which is manufacture, the professionals from RobeTek make use of premium quality materials to build the components for the wardrobe by as specified by the customer, in a precise and flawless way. The third step consists of both delivery and installation. Two options are offered by RobeTek when it comes to delivery and installation of wardrobes in Sydney. The first option is where a wardrobe technician will deliver and install the wardrobe for you, spring you from any troubles. Or if you want to save some money you can always opt for the second option. The Do-It-Yourself option lets you collect the custom-made parts from RobeTek and install it yourself. RobeTek Industries 7B/9 Lyn Parade, Prestons 02 9608 8899 Xplore and CLS America Partner to Launch the Thorium X, The First Satellite Communications Rugged Tablet for Global Industries 2017-01-14T02:15:34Z xplore-and-cls-america-partner-to-launch-the-thorium-x-the-first-satellite-communications-rugged-tablet-for-global-industries SYDNEY, Australia — Embargoed til January 16, 2017 — Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that it has partnered with CLS America to launch the Thorium X, a first-in-class satellite communications tablet system built on the Xplore XSLATE D10 Android™ rugged tablet PC.  Xplore received an initial order from OEM customer CLS for 1,000 XSLATE D10 units and is prepared to fulfill follow-on orders as needed over the next three years to support rising production and sales of the CLSbranded system as end-user demand dictates. The Xplore XSLATE D10 rugged tablet was exclusively chosen to serve as the underlying platform for the Thorium X rugged satellite tablet and software solution, which is now available to customers worldwide.  “One of Xplore’s strengths is the ability to engineer flexible rugged tablet technologies that allow OEMs such as CLS to customize and implement futureproof mobility solutions based on our industry leading platforms. By adding satellite data communications capabilities to the best Android rugged tablet on the market – the Xplore XSLATE D10 – CLS both expands the addressable market and enables increased ROI for customers with “off the grid” mobile workforces.” said Brett Gross, ANZ Sales Director Xplore  The Intel®-powered Thorium X features an integrated Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem and flexible satellite antenna that significantly expands the reliability, speed, and cost-effectiveness of mobile communications. As a result, users will be able to maintain continuity in their professional activities from any remote location around the globe – and most likely at a lower cost than most cellular data plans. “We know that communications challenges in places or during times when no cellular or WiFi is available costs global industries and governments millions of dollars”, explained Michael Kelly, vice president of CLS America.  Thorium X now allows people to stay connected via satellite 100 percent of the time, and at a fraction of the cost of satellite phones. In fact, Thorium X users will have the unprecedented ability to access email, view statistical reports of missions, engage in M2M communication and monitoring, and send electronic forms – among other critical tasks – via satellite in real time. A bright, 10.1” outdoor viewable screen and Glove Touch capabilities make it easy to conduct secure, TPM 1.2-protected transactions day or not, even in inclement weather. Thorium X software solutions are also available as a tablet app and desktop platform to securely facilitate mapping functions, deliver weather reports, and perform data compilation and transmissions in real-time via the rugged satellite tablet.  “The launch of Thorium X means that users no longer have to rely solely on WiFi or cellular network connections. This is a huge win for people and teams who work in remote areas, or during times that other communications have been compromised, especially those supporting global operations related to Emergency Management, Military, Environmental Monitoring, Government, Fisheries, and other fieldcentric industries,” Kelly continued.  “We believe that the successful launch and rapid customer acceptance of Thorium X is a significant win for Xplore and our OEM business,” Gross added. “As a leading global rugged tablet manufacturer, we remain very agile in responding to evolving market demands for highly specialized mobility solutions. This co-engineering effort with CLS is demonstrative of our ability to help customers solve complex problems for their end users very quickly.”   For more information on the new Thorium X fully rugged satellite tablet, visit Additional information about Xplore’s XSLATE D10 rugged tablet can be found at  About CLS Group: With its range of products and services tailored to customer requirements, and its long-standing commitment to innovation, the CLS Group is a leading provider of location and data collection services and value-added products in the global marketplace. CLS America, in particular, has been providing satellite data intelligence to different end users for the past 30 years throughout the world.  About Xplore Technologies:  Xplore 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 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 Statements:  This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. 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Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  ### Teknowledge Software Announces Plans For 2017 2017-01-13T09:17:14Z teknowledge-software-announces-plans-for-2017 Teknowledge Software - the rapidly growing multinational mobile app development company based in India - has unveiled its new business plans and ideas for 2017. The company, under CEO Hussain Fakhruddin, will be looking to improve its service standards further this year. During an hour-long tete-a-tete, Mr. Fakhruddin stated that 2016 had been mostly a good year for his company. Teks completed its 1000th mobile app project in the third quarter - a feat matched by only a handful of companies across the globe. The hard work and technical expertise of the in-house app developers also earned plenty of professional accolades. A self-motivational application went on to become the most downloaded app in the App Store, an iOS third-party keyboard app became the top grosser at the Danish App Store - and there were plenty of other high points (including uniformly positive reviews for nearly all the apps Teks released last year). While referring to 2016 as a ‘more than satisfactory year’, Mr. Fakhruddin did highlight an area on which his team needed to really work on in 2017 and beyond. As he correctly pointed out, Team Teks had to move on from being a company that ‘reacted’ to changes in the domain of mobile technology, to a ‘proactive’ company that drove such changes. The CEO was clearly aware of the fierce competition in this field, as well as the rapid pace at which app-related technologies are evolving. This was not a field where anyone...or any company for that matter...could afford to remain static. On the first working day of the new year, Mr. Fakhruddin also announced the company theme for 2017 - ‘Be More Productive’. According to a reliable source from within the mobile app company, the employees have pledged to become more sincere, smarter, and deliver more value - both in their professional and personal lives. On the occasion, the CEO also laid out a set of ground rules to be followed. It was enthusiastically agreed upon by everyone - a clear mark of the unity and bonhomie among the Teks employees. With just a hint of pride in his voice, the Teksmobile CEO - who, incidentally, prefers to be called a ‘mobile app entrepreneur’ - stated that he had taken a brief survey among his team-members, regarding how successful each of them considered him/herself to be. The responses were unanimous: while everyone had expressed their delight at having the opportunity of working at a company like Teksmobile, no one felt that they were already at the pinnacle of success. This was an indication that the interestingly-named ‘Teks Family’ seeks to move forward continuously, and is not content to rest on past laurels. Apart from outlining new infrastructure and operations that would make day-to-day work more systematic, Mr. Fakhruddin also briefly touched upon the new rewards scheme that the company has launched from January this year. The best-performing employees will be give return tickets to a wide range of destinations - right from Goa to Bangkok. After every three months, ‘Employee(s) of the Quarter’ would be chosen, and gold coins will be awarded to them. Mr. Fakhruddin clearly understands and appreciates the value of good employees behind the sustained success of his company! Mr. Fakhruddin also plans to usher in a dynamic mentor-mentee relationship culture at Teknowledge. Every senior-level coder, UI designer & animator, and backend expert have been given the responsibility of mentoring/grooming/training their junior colleagues - helping the latter gradually pull up their respective productivity levels. The ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone is in sync with the overall organizational goals, and make them motivated enough to drive Teksmobile forward. 2017 will also witness expansion in the international operations of Teknowledge Software. In the first quarter, the company will start operating full-fledgedly in the United States. There are plans in the pipeline for another branch in a Nordic country, later on in the year. Over the next 6-8 months, the company also plans to expand its service bouquet. Already, Teks has started working on API development and IoT projects. Expect these activities to further gain in momentum over the year. Find out more about the operations of Teknowledge Software, at You can directly get in touch with Mr. Fakhruddin and his team, by dialling 91-33-40649087 or emailing at The company, which started out as a modest startup in 2006, has been growing steadily, and 2017 seems to be another big year for it. Teksmobile CEO Reveals Plans Of Expanding Business In United States 2017-01-13T08:53:30Z teksmobile-ceo-reveals-plans-of-expanding-business-in-united-states The CEO of Teksmobile, Hussain Fakhruddin, recently spoke on his vision of strengthening the international presence of his mobile app and API company. In 2017, the company will be particularly focused on establishing a solid market share in the United States. Over the last half a decade or so, Teknowledge Software has indeed gained considerable traction on the global scale. The company - which specializes in cross-platform mobile app development - launched an office in Sydney, Australia, in the fall of 2014. In less than two years, Teks Mobile Australia has emerged as a highly-regarded firm Down Under. In 2015, a branch was opened in Sweden (at Sala). Teks Mobile Sverige, under the capable leadership of Maria Bergstrom, has also tasted early success with promises of further growth. Moving into the US market won’t be akin to venturing into absolutely unknown territory, revealed Mr. Fakhruddin in an exclusive interview. Teksmobile had an office over there since 2007 - a year after the company had been formed by the ambitious mobile app entrepreneur. Over the years, Teknowledge Software has steadily emerged as one of the best custom app developer companies in the world - and Mr. Fakhruddin feels it is just the right time to get things going in the US. The team is clearly buoyed by their heady success in Australia and Sweden, and are confident about replicating that performance in America as well. The CEO is not taking anything for granted, however. He knows full well that the competition levels will be intense in the United States - thanks to the presence many well-established mobile app companies over there. In this context, he is hoping that the decade-long track record of Teks, and the quality of service it has consistently delivered, will make a difference. Mr. Fakhruddin reiterated that ensuring complete customer satisfaction and providing full value for money have always been the main objectives of his company. Team Teks plans to continue with this approach in its US operations as well. The company already has more than 400 international clients, and if all goes well, it will soon have many more in its kitty. Word-of-mouth appreciation is also something that should work in favour of Teksmobile US. The company already has its fair share of customers from America, and their positive ratings and service reviews should establish a strong base for the company to start operations there. To date, Teknowledge has maintained a success rate of 85%+ (success referring to apps getting featured at stores) - and if it can sustain such high standards in the US, there will be appreciation and a resultant swelling of the company’s clientele. Innovation will be the name of the game as Teksmobile tries to fight it out with the other big players in the mobile software market in the United States. Apart from delivering high-quality, custom iOS and Android applications, the company will be focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) services in a big way in 2017. IoT is already a fairly well-researched topic in the US, and Teks should find takers of ‘connected products’ over there. In particular, Mr. Fakhruddin plans to invest time on making home automation gadgets and APIs for smart cars. Since the latter half of 2016, Teksmobile has also started to specialize in custom API development (RESTful designs) and API lifecycle management. It would be yet another USP of the company in America, feels Mr. Fakhruddin. Before signing off, the Teksmobile CEO also touched upon the encouragements he, in particular, and Team Teksmobile, in general, have always received from overseas clients/users. In 2016, Mr. Fakhruddin helmed a session on ‘API Strategy Optimization’ at the Nordic APIs Platform Summit, and the response had been overwhelming. The Australian chapter of Teks - Teksmobile Australia - also participated as an exhibitor at the widely attended StartCon 2016 event. The enthusiasm among the booth attendees over there was also excellent. Apart from United States, the CEO also has plans to launch yet another branch of Teks in a Nordic country, sometime in the second half of 2017. This company, is, literally, going ‘places’! To know more about Teksmobile and its services in the US, visit If you have any query or service request, drop in an email to or call +91-33-40649087. Teksmobile is already recognized as a multinational mobile app company - and in 2017, its global operations are going to soar higher.