The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration 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 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # WordStorm PR is proud to be representing Project Everest 2017-06-08T02:55:47Z wordstorm-pr-is-proud-to-be-representing-project-everest WordStorm PR is proud to be representing Project Everest, a social enterprise that aims to solve the world’s most complex development problems by building financially sustainable solutions. Managed by former army officer Wade Tink, Project Everest partners with universities all over Australia to create projects in developing countries to help solve local community problems. It is currently operating in Cambodia, Fiji, Timor-Leste, Malawi and Vietnam with plans to expand to the Philippines. The company has been operating for four years with 450 students particpating in the projects. There are currently nine projects being undertaken with enrolments for trips in December closing in November 2017. WordStorm PR Managing Director Monica Rosenfeld said, “We’re thrilled to be spreading the word about Project Everest. This is such an inspiring venture and something we at WordStorm PR strongly believe in. We look forward to promoting the importance of looking outside the box and highlighting the benefits of a less traditional approach to teaching and learning.” WordStorm PR will be working with Project Everest on an ongoing basis to increase awareness and understanding of social enterprise and unconventional teaching methods. For all media inquiries please contact Rochelle on 02 8272 3208 or rochelle@wordstormpr.com.au. SKIP GIVES SYDNEY HALF PRICE COFFEE 2017-05-31T05:16:16Z skip-gives-sydney-half-price-coffee From now until Sunday 11th June, Skip is offering Sydneysiders 50% off all coffee orders – with zero waiting time – at participating cafés.      According to the latest data from online coffee and food ordering app Skip, Sydneysiders are paying on average $3.91 for a medium coffee, which is over $1,000 a year per coffee drinking Australian for a 5-day working week.   Skip General Manager, Bill Bizos, says: “We are looking to revolutionise the way Sydneysiders order their morning coffee by offering you half price coffees for the next two weeks, plus no more waiting in queues! All you need to do is download the Skip app via the App store of Google store, pre-order and pay, enter promo code SYDNEY at the check-out, then once it’s ready you can skip the queue to pick it up – it’s that easy!”   Skip is a smartphone app that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for coffee and food. People can order in advance and pick up at a pre-arranged time at a Skip café in Sydney. Skip was developed in response to the trend for on-demand services for time-poor consumers and the growing cashless society Sydney is becoming.  Bill Bizos is available for interview and can discuss the following: How Australia is becoming a cashless society, and apps like Skip support this this shift in the way we transact in 2017 A step by step guide on how Australians can use Skip to increase productivity (from a consumer and small business perspective) How Sydneysiders can get in on the action How else Skip is making Australians’ lives easier  ENDS                For more information on Skip, interviews with Bill Bizos or images, please contact:  Olivia Meena (02) 8353 5746 or 0403 646 259 olivia.meena@hausmann.com.au     About Skip Skip is an online ordering and payment app for smartphones that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and prepaying for coffee and food at hundreds of venues nationally. Visit www.skip.com.au.   Maveriq Technology Leverages Dell Boomi to Simplify Data Integration 2017-05-30T22:50:34Z maveriq-technology-leverages-dell-boomi-to-simplify-data-integration Sydney, Australia – May 30, 2017 – Cloud integration specialist, Maveriq Technology, and leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi® (Boomi), today announced a partnership to simplify integration for enterprises amid the increase in hybrid landscape roll-outs. The agreement sees Maveriq integrate the Boomi™ AtomSphere™ integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) into its data integration, migration, workflow automation, MDM, EDI, and API management services portfolio. This provides organisations with a powerful integration strategy without the complex software agreements and convoluted implementation methodologies associated with legacy on-premises deployments. “Globally many organisations face a major integration gap that legacy on-premises solutions could not serve well. With the increased adoption of Hybrid IT – especially in the enterprise space – we saw a significant opportunity to partner with Boomi to provide iPaaS that can effectively consolidate data from best-of-breed applications in a true cloud environment,” said Vipin Verma, President at Maveriq. Maveriq is already engaged in more than 12 Boomi-based integration projects – both directly and through systems integrator partners – in various verticals including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and public services. “The combination of Maveriq’s expertise in data integration, migration and quality with our iPaaS solution will give our joint customers a comprehensive means of centralising critical systems and apps in a package that feels “quick and easy,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means that companies and individual departments can use the best-of-breed technologies that cater for their unique needs 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 Maveriq Established in 2012, Maveriq LLC has grown from a single office site in Illinois, USA to a multinational company with several locations in North America, Latin America, and multiple Center of Excellence’s (COE’s) in the APJ region. As a Dell Boomi, SAP, SuccessFactors strategic partner, Maveriq is regarded as a thought leader, true systems integrator of hybrid landscapes, and enabler of the new digital economy. Maveriq supports global businesses with cloud services, products, and Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), enabling those organizations to gain greater visibility into global business processes. Visit http://www.maveriqtech.com 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 5,400 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017. Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Boomi and AtomSphere are trademarks fo Boomi, Inc. Other marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. AWS job opportunities up 37%, outstripping supply of job seekers 2017-05-30T20:04:24Z aws-job-opportunities-up-37-outstripping-supply-of-job-seekers Auckland, NZ and Sydney, Australia – Wednesday 31 May 2017 -- According to analysis by global job site Indeed, the number of AWS job postings in Australia has increased by 153 per cent from March 2014 to March 2017, and it is up 37 per cent year over year. Over the past year the number of AWS job postings was consistently 6 to 12 times the supply of job seekers looking at these roles. Yet often when AWS specialist recruiter Carmen Parnos, Founder and Director of the Cloud Talent Group, meets with AWS skilled IT professionals, she cannot place them because they do not have AWS Associate level certification.    “There already was a shortage of right-skilled technology professionals to fill the rising number of AWS roles available in the ANZ market,” said Parnos, “and this has been compounded by employers increasingly preferring or requiring a minimum of Associate-level AWS Certification.”   Trent Rosenthal is the CEO of Bespoke Training Services, the AWS authorised training partner for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Rosenthal said, “The use of the AWS platform has matured over the past three to four years, and the presence of AWS in this region is growing and driving demand for skilled staff. Increasingly employers need and expect a certain level of AWS skills and experience, even basic certification, and the bar will only get higher as the market continues to mature and the technology continues to evolve.”   “Massive demand” for certified AWS engineers   “I have one customer at the moment who is looking to put on 50 cloud engineers with a mix of AWS skills and certification preferences for different practices within the cloud business. There is a massive demand for certified AWS engineers, but opportunities for the un-certified are fewer and far between,” Parnos said.    “Those who are toying with the idea of becoming AWS certified should not toy with it. It is quickly becoming a baseline expectation,“ said Parnos. “My advice to job seekers is: don’t let the market leave you behind. Invest in yourself. In fact, as far as salary opportunities go, a solutions architect or devops engineer’s worth in the market goes up as high as 30% by having an AWS certification under his or her belt.”   Rosenthal cautioned against seeing AWS associate level certification on its own as a quick fix for job seekers. “The industry has matured to where employers really are expecting a core set of skills, a confident understanding of the AWS platform and the ability to effectively leverage its solutions and services,” he said.    “That’s why we offer training designed by AWS and delivered by accredited AWS trainers, to not only offer a clear understanding of what’s expected to achieve certification, but to help prepare individuals for the roles they seek and to enhance their performance in their current roles.”   Employers Feel the AWS Skills Shortage    Sebastian Krueger, Director of Cloud Engineering and Co-Founder of NZ-based specialist Advanced Amazon Web Services consultancy API Talent said that associate-level certification should be considered an entry-level requirement but you need the skills and hands-on experience on the platform, in context, to back it up.   When API Talent opened its doors in 2014 it was the early days for AWS in this region. There were no experienced AWS consultants around so Krueger says he took a generic approach to hiring and looked for infrastructure automation skills sets like how well the applicant could write code. Three years later and, according to Krueger, “I put a huge emphasis on culture, making sure people that work here are all geared towards wanting to work with people who are all experts at AWS. We feed that passion for AWS, give them interesting work to do and an environment that encourages people to be the best in their technology and product space.”   “There are plenty of potential entry-level employees in the IT market, but we do see a skills shortage in terms of experience,” Krueger said. “We continue to optimise our hiring approach and we look for staff with knowledge of particular patterns within AWS collateral, who can demonstrate that they understand AWS principles.”    According to NZ-based, global small business accounting software company Xero’s GM Product - Small Business, Mark Rees, the AWS skills shortage in Australia and New Zealand is felt whether they are hiring staff or seeking support from consultants.    “It is really hard to find people that are really properly skilled on AWS because we don’t need people to help us with basic things but rather we need advanced skill sets,” said Rees. “We are a global business servicing more than a million customers, so any cloud, programming, design or delivery challenges we have are difficult challenges, not basic ones. We have always found it really hard to find right-skilled people to hire and we’ve also found it quite hard to find external consultants at the right level to work on AWS with us.”   Professional Development Programs Help to Fill Skills Shortage Gap   Rees said that Xero does value AWS certification in its potential new hires and if they cannot find the skilled staff they need, they focus on staff training via AWS fundamentals workshops and courses as well as focused sessions at their annual Xero Product Team Unconference events. Xero’s professional development program extends to engaging “AWS Game Days” where staff are issued a series of challenges to test their skills and ingenuity with the platform.     API Talent also has a clear focus on professional development that encompasses AWS training and certification.   “We firmly believe that if you call yourself an AWS consultant then you ought to be certified,” said Krueger. “As our company grows, when we cannot find a suitable applicant who is already certified, we will hire based on cultural fit and attitude more than anything. We will continue to require that all our staff become certified as part of their career progression with API Talent and we will celebrate them when they do.”   Training & Certification to feed people’s passions & introduce options   Australian technology services company and software developer, DiUS, assembles teams of people with different skills and passions who typically work with different clients, technology and domains every three to six months.   Ricky Yim, Head of Technology and Delivery, DiUS said, “People who want to work here have to be really up for that. It means they have to learn about new technologies, industries and niches on a regular basis. That is part of what we do.”   “AWS technology is quite empowering. You used to be able to only do so much and then would hit a roadblock and need someone else to get you past that roadblock. AWS allows people to do so much more themselves,” said Yim. “If someone is exposed to this and it sparks an interest and a desire for more knowledge, we want to support that and that is where AWS training and certification comes into play.”   “Increasing the number of AWS certified professionals we have is good for our business and our position as an AWS partner,” said Yim, “and it helps the team member because it upskills them and can raise their profile. It’s about people’s passion and trying to find alignment. We don’t force it.”   Rees said the AWS certification model is very motivating for Xero staff.    “The professional exam is hard, so there is a lot associated with achieving it. Instructor-led AWS training courses in the classroom are valuable in terms of preparing for certifications,” said Rees. “There are aspects of the platform you need to learn in order to obtain certification that not everyone would naturally encounter in their day to day job.”   “Yes, that means you’re potentially learning about stuff your company doesn’t use,” continued Rees, “but it is good to have people on staff who understand a range of options for solving problems. Having staff go through these courses is a good way to get exposed to the options offered by the platform, and increases our understanding of AWS technology and features we may not use today.”   Professional-level certification emerging as the “IT factor”   “There are many skilled people that have AWS Associate level Architect Certification around the world,” Krueger said. “However, professional level certification means you have deep passing knowledge, and it helps to provide a learning path to AWS mastery for anyone who puts in the effort.” Bespoke Training’s Rosenthal has observed that AWS usage in ANZ and Singapore has been steadily on the rise for the past few years, creating opportunities for IT professionals interested in building their skills on the platform.    “By August of 2016 we had seen sufficient interest in our Associate level AWS certification prep workshop (Exam Readiness Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate) across our regions that we began delivering via WebEx to make the course much more accessible and to be able to offer it more often,” said Rosenthal.     “With Associate level certification becoming more of a job requirement than a nice-to-have, achieving the Professional level of certification is emerging as the real “IT factor. As the market’s use of the cloud platform matures, the pro level is becoming the feather in the cap that basic certification used to be,” said Rosenthal. “We expect our AWS Professional level exam readiness workshop (Exam Readiness Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional) to become more popular over the next year.” Survey shows preference for casual employment 2017-05-26T04:55:55Z survey-shows-preference-for-casual-employment Numerous opponents to the increase in part-time jobs voiced their concerns last week when the unemployment figures were released showing that while the overall jobs market is running stronger, most of the gains in April were driven by part-time jobs, which rose by 49,000 for the month.  However, following a survey among its 2,500 workforce, Australia’s premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry, the Blueprint Group, has found that 83 per cent of its employees is happy with casual or part-time work. The company has a casualised workforce of 84 per cent with the survey also finding that 70 per cent of employees find their position suitable for maintaining a work/life balance and providing the flexibility they desire around their working hours. Caroline Trenfield, Blueprint Group’s new General Manager of Human Resources, said casual and part-time employees are also provided with a promotional path offering long term careers for those who seek it.   “As evidence of the experience of our workforce, more than two in every three employees have been involved in the FMCG environment for more than 10 years.   “While most of the positions we offer in retail are casual, it’s clear that there is a huge cohort who recognise the many benefits of being casual and actively seek this type of employment to suit their lifestyle needs.   “I believe our environment contributes to Blueprint Group having an engaged workforce when working in the field representing our clients.”   Ms Trenfield attributes a 78 per cent field retention rate of Blueprint’s workforce to the extensive sales and merchandising skills training provided, both online and via 30 dedicated trainers around Australia.   “We have developed an online portal for field teams to allow the sharing of field-to-field best practice where everyone can learn from each other.   “The results from our latest survey, when combined with an employee satisfaction rating that is 20 per cent above the industry average, demonstrate that staff are enjoying their work, they feel valued, understand end-user customers and are engaged with their client portfolios.   “All this leads to quality in the field and success for our clients,” she added.   Blueprint Group has a commitment to their employees of being a ‘Great Place to Work’ and invests heavily in the training and coaching of its large team. The company conducts regular surveys of employee satisfaction and has achieved outstanding levels of engagement, which reflects the success of the many programs that make up its Great Place to Work agenda.  www.blueprintgroup.com.au   Ends  Note to Editor: 550 respondents completed the online survey in March 2017.   About Blueprint Group: The Blueprint Group is Australia's premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry. The Group’s five companies deliver a comprehensive range of services that are all designed to help its clients convert shoppers into buyers. Clients comprise manufacturers, food producers, FMCG brands and retailers in numerous industries including grocery, hardware, consumer electronics and liquor. The market-leading Blueprint Group companies are: Ausrep, CCS, Extravert, Powerforce and Retail Insight. Each company has strong retailer and supplier relationships and unmatched national coverage of experienced staff. Key services include: in and out of store sampling and demonstrations; experiential events; sales and merchandising; auditing; relays/planograms; vendor replenishment planning; point of sale production and data insights. Our mission is to ‘unlock value for our clients through our integrated range of big data, sales and marketing solutions’. www.blueprintgroup.com.au   Australian Entrepreneur Selects Dell Boomi Platform to Optimise eCommerce Start-Up’s Expansion Plans 2017-05-08T23:01:54Z australian-entrepreneur-selects-dell-boomi-platform-to-optimise-ecommerce-start-up-s-expansion-plans Sydney, Australia – May 9, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that international direct-to-consumer eCommerce start-up, GRANA, is using its integration platform to support rapid business expansion and optimise its omnichannel strategy, as the brand continues to extend its market presence into key markets and seek investment from venture capitalists in 2017. GRANA is a Hong Kong-based online apparel retailer founded by Australian entrepreneur, Luke Grana. Luke, in partnership with Pieter-Paul Wittgen, launched Grana.com in late 2014 with ambitions to take on Japanese giants Uniqlo and the United States’ Theory with high-quality clothing at affordable prices. The company currently ships to 12 countries from a centralised warehouse in Hong Kong. The start-up has implemented Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to underpin and connect critical applications the business relies on for all internal and online customer-facing operations. This includes the start-up’s enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management and warehouse management platforms which its 75 staff use daily. “The retail sector is undergoing a transition and the challenge is catering products and services towards digital consumers with increasing expectations from brands,” said Luke Grana, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at GRANA. “This means connecting the disjointed pools of important data dispersed across the organisation to make informed decisions and create meaningful online experiences for customers. “Boomi helps to integrate everything that goes on behind the scenes at GRANA - all the apps to help run the business – so we have full visibility into the data coming in and can make sense of it to add value across our omnichannel.” Importantly, the integration platform accurately and securely centralises data generated within these systems for analysis to inform business decisions and further optimise operational efficiencies and online-to-offline customer experiences. “This capability is critical to our business as we are rolling out aggressive expansion plans and two-day express shipping into mainland China, Japan and Korea,” said Grana. “Boomi gives us a better understanding of customers across the globe, equipping us to execute a strategy that meets their constantly evolving purchasing habits and expectations.” During its evaluation, GRANA considered other vendor solutions, however selected Boomi based on its ability to deliver the best functionality and performance. Additionally, a key factor was the ability to operate its cloud-based iPaaS with minimal training, removing the need for specialist IT resources. “Grana is shaking up the hotly-contested and highly-globalised retail sector with an intentionally unconventional expansion strategy that capitalises on the potential of technology to make better-informed decisions,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “By using iPaaS as the linking mechanism for its operation, it is not only boosting its ecommerce business, but preparing for a physical presence by analysing customer data to determine the best place to open stores, and determine what those shops will look like. This differentiator will allow it to create experiences on its customers’ terms.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organisations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organisations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organisations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. About GRANA GRANA is a direct-to-consumer eCommerce apparel brand designing wardrobe essentials in-house, using the finest fabrics from around the world, available at low and honest prices. GRANA ships directly to 12 countries within 1-2 days. www.grana.com Strategically headquartered in Hong Kong, GRANA was founded by Luke Grana and co-founded with Pieter Paul Wittgen, officially launching in October 2014. To date, the start-up has raised US$16 million in funding from 500 Startups, Alibaba’s Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Golden Gate Ventures and MindWorks Ventures. 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.