The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-20T00:23:21Z Alexander Mann Solutions is named a “Leader” in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) by Everest Group 2017-04-20T00:23:21Z alexander-mann-solutions-is-named-a-leader-in-recruitment-process-outsourcing-rpo-by-everest-group “For years, business leaders around the world have identified talent as one of – if not the – most important contributors to creating a sustainably successful organisation,” says Rosaleen Blair, Founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions. “Every day, we work with some of the world’s leading global brands to help them identify, engage and secure the talent they need to win in their industries. We combine rigorous processes with advanced technology and a personal passion to deliver on behalf of our clients, and it’s an honour to be recognised by Everest Group as one of the profession’s leaders.”    Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix™ is the most trusted and fact-based analysis of service provider capabilities, covering over 50 different market segments each year. To arrive at the 2017 results, the PEAK Matrix™ evaluated more than 20 RPO providers by their scale, scope, technology and innovation, as well as delivery footprint and buyer satisfaction.   “Alexander Mann Solutions is a pioneer among pure-play RPO providers, and today is better positioned than most of its competitors to deliver large, global engagements,” said Arkadev Basak, RPO Practice Director at Everest Group. “Significant investments in North America have helped the company win several large deals in that highly competitive market.  Meanwhile, the combination of its RPO experience and its specialised consulting practice – Talent Collective – has enabled Alexander Mann Solutions build a reputation as both a responsive and innovative talent acquisition partner to its clients.”   Everest Group cited Alexander Mann Solutions’ global delivery capability – as well as its offshore and nearshore service centres – as key enablers to delivering multi-country, multi-continent RPO engagements. While Europe is its strongest market, Everest Group highlighted that Alexander Mann Solutions has good capabilities in Asia Pacific as well, especially in the critical markets of Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In addition, Everest Group noted the company’s strong orientation towards innovation across the talent acquisition lifecycle, including its sourcing, employer branding, and candidate experience capabilities. Buyers see Alexander Mann Solutions as a strategic partner which is also innovative and responsive to buyer’s needs.   Learn more by accessing the Everest Group’s full report: “Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) - Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2017” Dell Boomi Partners with CRM Online to Automate Data Integration for Field Services Firms 2017-04-18T00:37:33Z dell-boomi-partners-with-crm-online-to-automate-data-integration-for-field-services-firms Sydney, Australia – Apr. 18, 2017 – Leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi, has partnered with Australian field service software provider, CRM Online, to provide local enterprises and mid-market organisations with a simple integration solution for critical business systems and applications. As part of the agreement, CRM Online will combine Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) with its Fieldmagic field service solution. This will provide to joint customers a simple means of integrating field services data – such as customer information, invoicing, purchase orders and payment data – with their on-premises and cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. “A major challenge with implementing field services software is integration into accounting or ERP platforms – particularly for larger on-premises deployments,” said Glenn Richmond, Founder and CEO, CRM Online. “Without a dedicated integration solution, field services organisations rely on manual processes which give way to human error, duplication, and risk to data integrity. Boomi enhances our Fieldmagic solution by providing a drag-and-drop, cloud-based mechanism that enables automated enterprise integration with a wide range of best-of-breed systems.” Unlike competing platforms that often require complex on-premises software installations even prior to designing integrations, Boomi’s architecture provides out-of-the-box connectors for major ERP solutions, and allows organisations to scale based on their unique business requirements. Dell Boomi significantly accelerates delivery, increases the robustness and lowers cost of implementation of any ERP integration with Fieldmagic. “The combination of CRM Online’s Fieldmagic and our iPaaS solution provides joint customers with a ‘quick and easy’ yet comprehensive way to centralise critical systems and applications,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means organisations can use the best-of-breed technologies they want while also ensuring the wider business is properly aligned. This is particularly important for large and diverse organisations which don’t want to be held hostage by inflexible and rigid environments.” About Fieldmagic Fieldmagic is a leading field services platform that combines the flexibility of CRM with quoting, job management, scheduling, maintenance and asset management to provide a leading end to end solution for field service organisations. Visit http://www.fieldmagic.co for more information. 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, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Teachers Mutual Bank Integrates Major Digital Transformation Strategy with Dell Boomi 2017-04-11T01:00:00Z teachers-mutual-bank-integrates-major-digital-transformation-strategy-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – Apr 11, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi), the number one integration cloud provider, announced that Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) is using the Boomi integration platform as part of its multi-year, multi-million-dollar digital transformation strategy. With Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), TMB has created a flexible, enterprise-wide data environment that links its core customer management system and extensible services layer with its internal processes. This has boosted TMB’s competitiveness against Tier 1 banks by connecting multiple capabilities, and enabled it to quickly and easily capitalise on new technologies, including innovations in fintech. Boomi has also provided TMB the critical capability to connect to the latest third party fintech developments. The Bank has already engaged with Spriggy (a prepaid Visa card for children controlled through a mobile app) and is considering personal financial management applications that will deliver additional secure, customer service capabilities to its members. These powerful automation capabilities within the Boomi platform have resulted in reduced operating costs for the Bank, and cost savings are expected to increase significantly as Boomi is integrates further to the core banking systems and processes, including planned integration of Business Process Management toolsets to streamline all banking operations. The Boomi project is the final piece of TMB’s wider digital strategy through which it overhauled its customer service capabilities. Recognising the need to provide an omni-channel, mobile-first experience, the Bank developed a digital roadmap in 2013; since commencement, the initiative has encompassed multiple deployments supported by significant investment budgets. This included connectivity to manage third party management campaigns, EDW inbound data feeds from cloud based data sources and SMS integration with webforms for new brand opportunities, among other initiatives. As well as allowing TMB to maximise value from existing investment, the Boomi platform supports merger activity and expansion objectives by providing a means to quickly plug new businesses into existing operations. “When we kicked off our long-term digital project, it was clear that mobile platforms were going to be the prominent platform-of-choice for our members’ interactions with the Bank,” said David Chapman, Chief Information Officer at TMB. “In particular, we correctly anticipated that integration best-of-breed apps from third party developers would provide the best platform to deliver omni-channel experiences on customers’ terms.” “Once we modernised our environment through the introduction of these best-of-breed apps, we needed the critical component to tie all that data together on an ongoing basis. We selected Boomi for its powerful cloud-based and user-friendly integration software so that we can ensure that all data is accurate and up-to-date no matter where it is accessed.” “The financial services sector is hotly contested, with banks under pressure to meet increasingly-demanding customer expectations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “By leveraging the cloud to connect its customer services platform with leading apps which customers rely on a day-to-day basis, Teachers Mutual Bank can continue to create uniquely tailored and flexible customer experiences.” 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, API management and workflow automation 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. New look RIBreport set to revolutionise staffing industry 2017-04-05T06:37:04Z new-look-ribreport-set-to-revolutionise-staffing-industry Leading global specialist recruiters first to roll out real-time business intelligence platform for staffing professionals The staffing sector is set for a shake up when the Recruitment Industry Benchmarking report (RIBreport) goes global with its online business diagnostics tool. Since 2004, RIBreport has provided more than 200 staffing firms with a monthly, unbiased perspective on the health of their business. This has included bespoke insights into sales, expenditure, profitability, productivity and more. Now, ahead of the official rebranding and global launch of its interactive platform, named Staffing Industry Metrics, director Nigel Harse is pleased to announce Gattaca PLC is the first public company to deploy the dashboards across 41 operations in 14 countries. “We’ve created an online business intelligence platform giving staffing firms access to real-time data, industry trends and instant peer group comparisons,” Nigel said. “It’s been a 14-year labour of love to build a platform that empowers everyone to see and understand their data with a click. Gattaca is a firm recognised for its pursuit of excellence and is a leading provider of specialist global recruitment services to the engineering and technology industries. “It is the first global firm to hold a mirror up to its profits, expenditure and team performance, and then willing to see how it compares to the market, which shows the readiness of our industry to evolve, based on the facts.” Brian Wilkinson, Gattaca CEO, said his business strives to create an environment where the management team have the business intelligence they need to do the best job for its customers. “These dynamic industry specific management dashboards will augment our ability to do this,” he said. “We hope to see more recruitment firms take advantage of the system’s benchmarking functionality in order to more easily and accurately track relative business performance here in the UK and around the world.” While SIM revolutionise how CEO’s, like Brian, track and understand their business metrics, the easy-to-use tool can also be tailored to: Arm chief financial officers with the tactical data they need to gain better control of all income and expenditure; Show branch and general managers how to use their results to educate, motivate and elevate team performance and engagement; and Keep board members and executives up-to-date with current industry insights so they can track strategy developments and make better informed decisions. Martin Yalden, group financial controller at Gattaca, added: “The power of this reporting has elevated my organisation above the constraints of traditional financial reporting, enabling my users to quickly access and analyse data via their own individual dashboards.” About Staffing Industry Metrics: In the coming weeks, SIM will officially launch the world-first online business intelligence platform giving industry professionals 24/7 access to more than 50 key metrics. SIM’s global reach will give members of international firms the ability to simultaneously log on from any device, access and securely share real-time data. Measuring performance, growth and financial management efficiencies from branch level to the boardroom has never been easier. Watch this space. Enquiries to: Nigel Harse, nigel@staffingindustrymetrics.com    Geoscape Offers World-First Decision Making Capabilities to Australian Organisations 2017-04-04T22:57:33Z geoscape-offers-world-first-decision-making-capabilities-to-australian-organisations Locate17 – Sydney, Australia – 5th April, 2017: PSMA Australia, a provider of the nation’s location datasets, today officially launched its award-winning innovation in location intelligence, Geoscape. In a world-first, Geoscape enables Australian organisations to make better decisions using location-based insights that were previously too costly or time consuming for most businesses to access. This is the first time location information and data analytics have been combined and made available in this way, on a national level. PSMA also confirmed the much-anticipated Sydney dataset will be released on 5th April, 2017, with the national rollout due for completion by early 2018. To download a sample of Geoscape, visit: www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ “Geoscape is a breakthrough in location-based intelligence that provides essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy, and puts Australia on the world map as a leader in this technology,” said Dan Paull, PSMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a business intelligence tool, Geoscape gives organisations the opportunity to improve services and increase revenue through evidence-based decision making. It will be used by governments to improve Australia’s future planning, development and management, including everything from building smarter cities to keeping people safe during fires, floods and other natural disasters. There’s also a vast range of applications in the private sector, with particular interest coming from the telecommunications, insurance and utilities sectors.” DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, uses a range of geospatial technologies to deliver core components of the Geoscape dataset. By connecting the world's highest quality commercial satellite imagery and an ecosystem of analytics partners on the Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX), DigitalGlobe is able to automatically and accurately extract many types of features about the built environment at continental scale. "The convergence of high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies has created some incredibly exciting opportunities for organisations to analyse man-made and natural environments at country and continent scales more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, CTO, and EVP. “We are proud to partner with PSMA Australia to harness these innovations and create a digital index of Australia’s built environment that will benefit a wide range of industries, including business intelligence, insurance, and telecommunications.” How Geoscape works PSMA has collaborated with DigitalGlobe to create the Geoscape dataset, which uses a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and machine learning to capture attributes of the built environment and link each building to a geocoded address. Organisations can see and analyse this data to gain new insights and improve the way they plan and operate. The data includes building footprints and heights, roof construction, land cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panel installations and swimming pools, and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools. New opportunities for enhanced service delivery As Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems evolve and smart cities become a reality, Geoscape can underpin them by linking a wide range of information generated about the lifecycle of the built environment. Data from a rich mesh of sensors can be tied to a location, an address, a legal land parcel and an area, ranging from a single building, to a few streets, to a planning zone or a region. Geoscape creates a wide range of opportunities for improved service delivery including in: Risk management (flood modelling, fire risk modelling, wind impact assessment) Geoscape provides information about the size and roof construction of buildings, their proximity to vegetation and other buildings and a model of terrain to support the assessment of risk. Market assessment For businesses providing property related services Geoscape provides information about buildings, solar panel installations, swimming pools, roofing material, surfaces and vegetation. Telecommunications Geoscape supports the rollout of wi-fi and 5G networks by providing a model of the terrain and information on the shape and heights of buildings and tree cover to support blackspot analysis. Natural disaster impact assessment Preliminary post-event assessment of the likely impact of natural disasters on building infrastructure and vegetation. Valuations Provides building sizes, number, roofing information, vegetation location, heights and basic land use for the valuation process. How Pitney Bowes uses Geoscape Pitney Bowes has been a partner of PSMA Australia for over 15 years. Geoscape is the main dataset used by Pitney Bowes to create its GeoVision product. The data captured in Geoscape is taken and combined with Pitney Bowes location intelligence platforms to create unique and leading edge solutions, which are capturing world-wide recognition. For more information, please see a case study www.geoscape.com.au/showcase/. Australia's ground-breaking Geoscape is rolling out, region by region, across Australia. For progress on the national rollout of Geoscape, view the release schedule at www.geoscape.com.au/rollout/. Download your free trial To download a sample of Geoscape to see how it could be used in your organisation, visit www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ Want to know more? If you’re interested in speaking with PSMA to learn more about Geoscape, you may visit them at Booth 110 and 112 at Locate17 or contact marketing@psma.com.au. For more information: www.geoscape.com.au/ About PSMA Australia PSMA Australia’s goal is to facilitate broad and sustainable access to high-quality location data by offering foundational national spatial information derived from the authoritative data sources of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments and private sector partners. PSMA was formed by the governments of Australia in 1993 to collate, transform and deliver their location data as national datasets. An unlisted company limited by shares, PSMA is owned by all the governments of Australia. As an independent and self-funded business, PSMA is able to collaborate beyond government to drive innovation and provide fundamental infrastructure for a digital world. For more information visit: www.psma.com.au/ About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet its customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defence and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management and navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information visit: www.digitalglobe.com/ Media Contact: Kate Donnelly Spectrum Group psma@spectrumgroup.is +61 2 9469 5700 New jobs website for Australian contact centres 2017-03-19T22:21:43Z new-jobs-website-for-australian-contact-centres Melbourne Australia 20 March 2017. A new jobs website has been launched specifically for the Australian contact centre industry. ItsMyCall has been purpose-built to provide a real alternative to those seeking a job in the Australian contact centre industry. Managing Director, Justin Tippett says that “for too long recruiting contact centre staff has been a difficult process with the current options not understanding the diverse nature of roles available within the Australian contact centre industry. Previously seen as a transient job, contact centres now offer a fulfilling career that provides international opportunities and a direct path to executive level positions”. To illustrate the point ItsMyCall has over 50 different job types reflecting the diverse nature of skills that make up the modern Australian contact centre with everything from working on Social Media queues, Training, Quality & Compliance, Workforce Optimisation and more. Partnering with Australia’s official contact centre industry body, Auscontact Association and Contact Centre Central, a website followed by thousands of contact centre professionals in Australia with the latest news, articles and support resources, ItsMyCall is able to launch directly into a ready-made audience of thousands of contact centre professionals already engaged with the industry. Fiona Keough, CEO of Auscontact Association added ‘we are really excited about partnering with ItsMyCall. Contact Centres are becoming increasingly complex and by showcasing the diverse nature of the roles available across the country, and providing access all in one location, delivering a laser like insight into the depth and breadth of career opportunities available within our industry today’. Tippett adds that “ItsMyCall has been developed by people actively involved in supporting and promoting the Australian contact centre community. We are extremely proud of the opportunities our industry provides people from all walks of life and through ItsMyCall we look forward to continuing to promoting the diverse career options within the Australian contact centre community.   Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T01:29:32Z 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. # # # Funding Now Available for Singapore IT Pros and Organisations to Gain Sought After AWS Skills & Certification 2017-02-07T00:08:49Z funding-now-available-for-singapore-it-pros-and-organisations-to-gain-sought-after-aws-skills-amp-certification-3 Singapore – 6 February 2017 – As the only authorised Amazon Web Services (AWS) training partner for Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, Bespoke Training Services is excited to announce the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate CITREP+ Endorsed Training Program.   The Program provides self-sponsored students and/or organisations supporting their employees, the opportunity to apply for CITREP+ funding - up to 70% for professionals and up to 100% for students and / or full time national service (NSF), subject to funding eligibility.   “Bespoke is thrilled to be working with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to support IT professionals building specialised ICT skills in cloud computing through AWS training and certification,” said Trent Rosenthal, CEO, Bespoke Training Services. “We recognise the growing need for AWS skills in Singapore and are working with IMDA to help individuals and organisations through funding support for professional development efforts.”   According to Hays Singapore, AWS certification is among the IT competencies commonly found in job descriptions in the Singapore market, and demand for AWS skills is growing.    “As more businesses look towards cloud computing to maximise operational and cost efficiency, we have seen more roles requiring cloud computing competencies,” said Nabil Farrag, Team Manager, Hays Singapore. “As a result, the Singapore IT labour market has been strained to fulfill this demand. Over the last 12 months, we have noticed a rise in the number of roles where AWS skills are listed as a job requirement. This trend is likely to persist in the near future.”   The Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) supports professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through training, they will acquire technical skills sets that will enable them to remain relevant and productive. Applicants must first determine eligibility, then complete the program through to certification as per the CITREP+ claim procedure and conditions (info here).   “The AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification is recognised around the world and was listed by Forbes as America’s top paying IT certification in 2016. With the demand for AWS skills on the rise in Singapore we are pleased to offer a program to help Singaporeans achieve this valuable certification,” said Gilbert Cheo, Business Development Manager, Bespoke Training Services, Singapore.   “Our 5-day, AWS instructor-led, authorised AWS training program takes IT professionals through Solutions Architect skills development, then an exam readiness workshop to prepare to sit for the certification exam. Also included is the cost of sitting for the actual exam,” said Cheo.    The next available AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate program training dates are:   27 Feb – 3 March 13 – 17 March 27 – 31 March   To Register your interest and determine your eligibility, visit the Bespoke Training Services website at www.bespoketraining.com/citrep/.     What funding support is available? Category Training Course & certification/Assessment Professionals Up to 70% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,500 per student Students &/or Full Time National Service (NSF) Up to 100% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,000 per student Am I eligible? You must be a Singapore Citizen and meet general eligibility criteria prior to beginning the training program, to qualify for CITREP+ funding support. For full eligibility criteria please visit the IMDA website. Who is this CITREP+ programme for?  Professionals working towards AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification.  The CITREP+ Endorsed Training Includes: (full Course Overview) AWS Technical Essentials - Introductory course introducing AWS products, services, and common solutions.    Architecting on AWS - Covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. Designed to teach Solutions Architects how to optimise the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. AWS Exam Readiness Workshop - Solutions Architect - Associate Level - Designed to complement Architecting on AWS, this workshop is intended for individuals who are preparing for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.  Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T02:39:59Z 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. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T01:00:00Z 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 http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T12:56:40Z 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. ThoughtWorks receives Australian government’s 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation 2016-12-08T00:29:27Z thoughtworks-receives-australian-government-s-2016-employer-of-choice-for-gender-equality-citation December 8, 2016 – Sydney, Australia - ThoughtWorks, a global technology company with just over 300 ThoughtWorkers across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, has received the 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation, awarded by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation recognises ThoughtWorks’ active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which acknowledges that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations. According to the WGEA, this year, despite more rigorous criteria, a record number of organisations have been granted the citation, indicating that commitment to workplace gender equality is gaining momentum. Trends in this year’s recipients include a focus on flexibility, greater support for women to progress into leadership positions and more sophisticated analysis of the causes of gender pay gaps. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA at ThoughtWorks. We are passionate about addressing gender imbalance in the tech industry and have taken deliberate steps to align the issue with our business mission,” said Ange Ferguson, Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks Asia Pacific. “We invest in providing a workplace where ThoughtWorkers feel supported no matter their individual circumstances and strive to be a catalyst for positive change in the way women are viewed and treated. Our initiatives range from a focus on gender equality in recruitment to detailed gender remuneration analysis, internal policies and communities, and women in Leadership Development Programs. “We hire, support, and recognise all employees without penalty or privilege towards their gender identification, and are proud to stand out as a tech industry leader with nearly half our people in Australia identifying as female.” Since 2011, ThoughtWorks has set recruitment quotas with clear, achievable and measurable goals that are regularly assessed. Australian diversity figures for ThoughtWorkers who identify as female: - 49% ThoughtWorks Australia overall (Professional Services and Operations) - 47% ThoughtWorks Australia - Professional Services - 38% ThoughtWorks Australia – Software Developers A detailed bi-annual gender remuneration analysis has also become a primary focus for the company’s pay review process and helps identify differences in salary by grade, role and gender. Additionally, various internal initiatives ensure ThoughtWorks remains an inclusive workplace for all, including policies like flexible work, parental and other leave. “ThoughtWorks has a firm emphasis on supporting women returning to work, especially seeing as the fast pace of the tech world can sometimes mean people can feel left behind,” said Ange. This is supported by other initiatives including a Parents’ Community and a Womens’ Network, which identifies areas for improvement and greater equality within the business. Dedicated Women in Leadership Development Programs deliver tailored mentoring and support to ensure there is diversity within the company’s future leaders. Entrenched in the ThoughtWorks business, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decisions, and it encourages open and regular discussions about the issues driving inequities in the IT industry so all employees are aware of the company’s stance on diversity. “We want ThoughtWorks to be an attractive and inclusive workplace as an employer of choice, but also want to lead by example and hope others will aim higher with their own diversity initiatives. “After all, a more diverse and equitable tech industry is an improved tech industry, which ultimately will mean greater success for all,” concluded Ange. -ENDS- We want to hear from you. Continue the conversation on Twitter @thoughtworks Note to editors: ThoughtWorks in the US was recently awarded Top Company for Women in Tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kffdp4aOdF0 - ahead of Google and Facebook - and was last week recognised in 19 Companies as Great as Google. About ThoughtWorks We are a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. About WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace. The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice. Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T03:09:18Z 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. AUSIT Conference To Boost Translator and Interpreter Awareness 2016-11-15T04:01:22Z ausit-conference-to-boost-translator-and-interpreter-awareness Translation and interpreting services are crucial in multicultural and multilingual Australia. Over 20% of the Australian population cannot speak English well or at all. In 2016, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is focussing efforts on raising public awareness of the translating and interpreting profession. These efforts will be discussed at the AUSIT National Conference being held on November 18 in Melbourne. AUSIT National President, Professor Sandra Hale, stated that “when non-English speakers need to access any essential services, such as medical or legal services, they can only do so if interpreters are provided”. “Similarly, any written communication also needs to be translated for them to access the information”. AUSIT is calling on Australian service providers to better recognise the key role translators and interpreters play in bridging communication and cultural gaps between members of the community. “The public need to understand that only competent professional interpreters and translators can accurately perform this role”. “In an attempt to save money, many will resort to good intentioned bilingual friends or family who can in fact do more damage than good, as they will misinterpret or mistranslate, add or omit to the original messages”. “This can produce further miscommunication and misunderstandings, sometimes leading to dire consequences” Professor Hale said. The conference will provide a valuable forum for exchange between translators and interpreters, agencies and language service users, government departments, tertiary institutions and other industry stakeholders. Translation and Interpreting Student excellence awards will be presented on the Friday evening. On Saturday 19 November, the annual Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture will be given by the Victorian minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. Robin Scott MP. AUSIT is pleased to announce that the conference Gold Sponsor is the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). Other conference sponsors include - SDL, the Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service (VITS), All Graduates Interpreting & Translating, Ezispeak and ONCALL Interpreters & Translators. The organisation of the conference is supported by Monash University. Australian RegTech company recognised for global growth 2016-11-04T07:31:31Z australian-regtech-company-recognised-for-global-growth 4th November 2016, Sydney, Australia. Fast-growth Australian RegTech company, GRC Solutions, were finalists at last week’s NSW Premier’s Export Awards in the Education and Training category, acknowledged for their international growth in Asia and North America. GRC is a collaborative and international online compliance training business that uses its adaptive eLearning platform to maximise learning efficiency while significantly reducing compliance training and development costs for large organisations. Established in 2013, the company opened its first international office in Singapore in 2014 and this year opened an office in New York. The RegTech start-up is committed to having a strong hold in these key markets as part of its future global growth plans. Currently, GRC has over 150 clients and 500,000+ end users. Following a successful launch in Washington DC this month, the company is set to double US growth in the next three months. The company has played a key role to date in assisting Australia’s financial services sector through a period of disruption and uncertainty. Some Australian banks are spending over $300 million each year on compliance and in the last seven years, twenty of the world's biggest banks have paid more than $235 billion in fines. It is now common for bank employees to have 40 or more hours of mandatory training per year. When multiplied across an employee population of 30,000+ staff, the financial services sector is investing vast amounts of employee time into training. “We see the regulatory technology and compliance area really taking off and there is an increasing need for banks to be more efficient and effective in what they do. One client told us that every hour of mandatory training costs them $30 million in lost productivity,” said GRC Managing Director, Julian Fenwick. GRC is using adaptive eLearning technology to help organisations meet regulatory requirements and improve training outcomes without throwing away money. By recognising prior learning, the platform can effectively trim the hours of mandatory learning per employee. American Express is using the adaptive eLearning platform to train over 100,000 people annually in anti-money laundering in eight languages. “In today’s global economy, Australian tech companies need to prioritise global growth as part of their long-term business strategies. At GRC, global growth has always been high on the agenda. We’re delighted to be acknowledged by the NSW Export Awards for something that is a core value of our business,” said Mr Fenwick. GRC’s acknowledgement at last week’s awards comes just a week after GRC accepted the award for Best Compliance Training Program for its work with American Express at the LearnX awards. The company continues to be highly recognised for its innovative and high quality platform and program. GRC will ramp up its global operations in 2017, as they seek to expand their footprint in Asia and the US, whilst keeping an eye on the European market, particularly post-Brexit. The company will be exhibiting at Singapore’s FinTech Summit later this month. About GRC Solutions (www.grcsolutions.com.au): Formerly GRC was part of law firm Blake Dawson Waldron, known as BDW Technology. The company was then spun off in 2013, when Blake Dawson merged with English law firm Ashurst, Today, GRC Solutions is a RegTech company and leader in award-winning online compliance training, spanning legal compliance, risk management and ethics. Across the private, government and non-profit sectors, GRC helps organisations to build resilient cultures amid complex legal and regulatory environments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GRC has a strong international presence in the US, New Zealand and Asia.