The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 Big Switch Networks appoints Claudio Perugini as VP Worldwide Channels 2017-06-21T00:00:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-claudio-perugini-as-vp-worldwide-channels MELBOURNE, Australia – 21 June 2017 – Big Switch Networks, the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President, Worldwide Channels.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Claudio to the Big Switch team to drive the expansion of our worldwide channel program,” said Mike Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. “He brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts.”   Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.   “Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”   At LightCyber, Perugini significantly contributed to the company’s overall growth and resulting acquisition, evidenced by a 2.5x increase in bookings as well as a 2x increase in customer logo count. Perugini was also responsible for the build-out of LightCyber’s worldwide sales and engineering teams to support growing demand.   During his tenure at Gigamon, the company’s revenue increased from $30M to $180M, and under his leadership, the Americas sales team contributed more than 80% of total company revenue per quarter and had the highest producing region per sales person for four consecutive years. At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organisation from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team, which had a 98% retention rate.   “As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch’s portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow Big Switch on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednallbigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Improve your Medical Condition with Immediate Consultation at Doctoroo 2017-06-17T08:12:48Z improve-your-medical-condition-with-immediate-consultation-at-doctoroo There are several instances where your medical condition compels to get an immediate support. But you can’t always get a medical support as expected. It takes some time to get a doctor’s appointment or for the consultation with a GP. However, Doctoroo comes up with an idea of the immediate consultation despite geographical boundaries and any other disability.  They allow every patient or people not feeling well and observing several symptoms of their ailment. Once you start feeling that you are not fine and need an immediate medical support, but can’t get a GPs appointment in such a short time period. They recommend you to go online for the consultation of a specialist. In no time, they provide you the instant medical support and consultation by observing your medical condition. When you begin searching the GP for the immediate consultation, they would provide the huge profiles of GPs and specialists for the consultation. Whenever a patient who is having rigorous medical challenges in life, they prefer to look for the expert’s advice. This is the best time you can consider for contacting the medical experts by using an app which is available for both Android mobiles and iPhone. They are providing the total comforts to people who would it quite difficult to take a doctor’s appointment and consult with them in-person. Especially, when the people who have any embarrassing medical condition that they can’t discuss with their GP. In order to provide you the instant medical support as well as suitable medication, they are focused on catering to the public comforts with convenience 24X7.  They provide you the immediate consultation as they listen to the patients patiently to understand their problems. Then, they recommend the medication to ensure their overall well-being with the suitable prescription. New head office for Olympus NZ sees expanded National Service Centre and launch of Olympus LIVE Auckland 2017-06-16T00:49:16Z new-head-office-for-olympus-nz-sees-expanded-national-service-centre-and-launch-of-olympus-live-auckland   Render of the new Olympus New Zealand Head Office that features Olympus LIVE Auckland and an expanded National Service Centre   Located at 28 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland NZ 0632, the facility has been designed from the ground up with our customers in mind. The move will see the award-winning Olympus LIVE concept introduced to the New Zealand market for the first time and will also facilitate an expanded National Service Centre offering. Aiming to simulate different customer settings to provide hands-on education, Olympus LIVE Auckland will be equipped with an endoscope cleaning room, a medical suite for gastrointestinal and surgical specialities, a scientific laboratory for our life science and industrial businesses and a consumer showroom incorporating our latest digital cameras, audio technologies and range of binoculars.   Integrated Endoscopy Suite at Olympus LIVE Melbourne   Olympus LIVE Auckland will create unique and unparalleled learning environments for healthcare professionals, scientists, maintenance engineers, and consumers alike. The concept provides customers with access to Olympus’ latest technologies and best-in-class education as a total solution. The new facility will also incorporate an expanded National Service Centre allowing Olympus New Zealand to deal with a larger repair capacity and to subsequently service New Zealand customers with improved turnaround times. In addition, the National Service Centre has been designed to provide walk-through visibility to both customers and visitors who’ll be able to directly observe how products are serviced and repaired. Olympus Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, James Bowe, expressed his delight at the new office, which will allow Olympus New Zealand to provide better facilities for staff and an enhanced customer experience. “We’ve experienced substantial growth in New Zealand over the last 20 years and it’s a particularly proud moment to be able to offer our New Zealand staff and customers such an amazing facility.” “Launching Olympus LIVE Auckland and an expanded National Service Centre allows Olympus to significantly enhance our customer experience offering in the New Zealand landscape, providing facilities that will enable hands-on education for our customers whilst substantially improving our capacity to service and turn around repairs locally.”   An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work   Erin Currie, Olympus New Zealand Business Manager shared similar views, excited with the enhanced customer experience opportunities the new facility would provide. “From small beginnings approximately 20 years ago, it’s been amazing to be part of the Olympus New Zealand growth story, which now positions Olympus to offer customers and staff alike a brilliant facility to complement their work.” “In particular, our commitment to enhance our customer experience via the education offerings that Olympus LIVE Auckland will present, whilst improving our repair capacity to directly influence our day-to-day support levels for our customers and their businesses, showcases Olympus’ strong commitment to the New Zealand market.” “We’re also working hard to bring our Professional Education brand, Olympus Academy, to the New Zealand market in the near future. Olympus Academy will introduce formal workshops on topics such as equipment reprocessing, electrosurgical principles and procedural knowledge in areas such as ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound and much more. We will also be able to host many of these workshops in our new facility,” said Ms Currie. Olympus New Zealand completed its new office relocation in early June.  -ENDS- Images: Image 1 : Render of new Olympus New Zealand Head Office Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/076hib1uoxvzfiu/Olympus%20New%20Zealand%20Head%20Office.png?dl=0 Image 2 : Integrated Endoscopy Suite at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i984k4m0m0lg9ci/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Endoscopy%20Suite.png?dl=0 Image 3 : An Olympus staff member fine tunes the new Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System in the Surgical OR at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2yl9te3bvf11ig/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Surgical%20OR.png?dl=0 Image 4 : A pathology student studies a sample at an education workshop in a Training Room at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wof6ieh7jkqlikg/Pathology%20Student%20in%20Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne.png?dl=0 Image 5 : An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work on a flexible endoscope Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7figwxgpf4j9kr/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Fine%20work%20repair.jpg?dl=0 Image 6 : An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gr4lz99xyhxf7nq/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Fine%20work%20repair_2.jpg?dl=0 Image 7 An Olympus Specialist Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne utilises a drill to remove protective casing Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/con0clwpmpze3pt/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Drill%20usage.PNG.JPG?dl=0 About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au   Online Medical Help By the Healthcare Specialists Says Doctoroo 2017-06-12T09:42:52Z online-medical-help-by-the-healthcare-specialists-says-doctoroo We all require a medical help for different reasons. From the severe injuries to a mild headache or a cough & cold, we consult with a physician. But sometimes, it is difficult to get the appointment of a physician. Thus, we struggle to get the medical assistance at the right time. To treat your medical problem quickly, there is a way can help you overcome your constraints.  Doctoroo came into a scenario to help out everyone who has been seeking a medical help on urgent basis. They provide the online doctor’s list so that a patient can consider a consultation for the quick support. Now, nobody requires a long week wait if they can get a medical help immediately. They help you to consult with a dermatologist to treat your acne right away. Even if you have a dreadful disease, facing unbearable periods pain or a common cold, you would get the best consultation by choosing the online physicians. There are lots of medical experts or specialists can be contacted online.  Online doctors won’t charge you unnecessarily as you just need to pay a certain amount which may vary depending upon your consultation time. This is the quickest consultation process where you just need to sign up for free. Whether you are using an Apple mobile or an Android, they provide you quick consultation as soon you download an app. Once you download an app, they prevent your toddler or children from the harmful viruses or bacteria of the clinics. Also, you need not spend long hours in waiting or get into the further traveling hassles. They always assist you to have a better medical help when you feel helpless being alone at home.  They also provide you the reliable medication and further medical tests so that you can be treated and diagnosed to improve your overall health. Contact Doctoroo https://www.doctoroo.com.au/ 0488863626 wecare@doctoroo.com.au TGA’s Initiative Explain 1,069 Pages Of Legislation Welcomed 2017-06-09T06:34:54Z tga-s-initiative-explain-1-069-pages-of-legislation-welcomed The peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed the launch of the SME Assist initiative by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). It’s a stance taken by ADIA because businesses in the dental industry find the medical device regulatory framework complex and verging on indecipherable. The SME Assist initiative will support healthcare innovation and small business. The initiative will see the TGA provide free resources such as assistance with building a support network and information about regulators and funding opportunities. “ADIA has been a strong advocate for reforms that make the TGA’s regulatory framework less complex and easier to navigate for business. The SME Assist initiative is one outcome of ADIA’s advocacy in this area,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. Small businesses in the dental industry are confronted with some 1,069 pages of legislation that the TGA uses regulate the manufacturing and supply of dental products. Small business have often found navigating their way through this a challenge when seeking to introduce new and innovative dental products to the Australian market. “ADIA congratulates the commitment of the Australian Government to assisting these businesses better understand the most efficient way to secure market approval for new and innovative patient treatment options,” Mr Williams said. There are eight industry associations in the therapeutic goods sector and it’s the ADIA membership that stand to benefit most from the SME Assist initiative. “ADIA has the largest corporate membership of the industry associations in the therapeutic goods sector and the largest SME membership. Indeed, more than three-quarters of our membership has an annual turnover of less than ten million dollars. That’s what makes this announcement so meaningful for ADIA member businesses,” Mr Williams said. The SME Assist is one of a number of reforms by the TGA instituted during the course of the past year that align with ADIA’s advocacy priorities. “Our message to government has been clear. In order to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably we need the TGA to be more responsive to the needs of the SME sector. Today was a great step forward in this area,” Mr Williams concluded. Ends. .Media Contact — Jemma NottADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au MercyAscot the first New Zealand hospital to install Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition platform 2017-06-09T01:45:41Z mercyascot-the-first-new-zealand-hospital-to-install-olympus-4k-ultra-high-definition-platform   The hospital’s heritage goes back over 100 years when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. MercyAscot is now one of New Zealand’s largest private surgical facilities with 22 operating theatres, an intensive care unit and coronary care facilities. The MercyAscot clinical team will benefit from four times the detail of current high-definition imaging systems, providing them with the image quality needed to operate with confidence in all situations. According to Professor John Windsor, General & Laparoscopic surgeon at MercyAscot, “The Olympus 4K system is the best I have used in over 25 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery. A head to head comparison with the best systems on the market resulted in the purchase of the Olympus 4K system, because depth perception is not as important as edge precision and clarity. For fine dissection and accurate suturing I have never felt more confident than with this latest system.”     Olympus 4K is the only system available with a native 4K sensor, offering a complete end-to-end imaging chain that is completely optimised for true 4K surgical viewing. This gives MercyAscot’s surgeons a unique experience that is closest to the sensitivity and acuity of natural eyesight. “From a surgical and imaging perspective, Olympus 4K has provided me with the four “C” qualities that I need; rich Colours, Clarity, high Contrast & Cutting-edge technology” said Dr. Nagham Al-Mozany, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at MercyAscot.     MercyAscot is committed to invest in highly skilled staff and cutting-edge technology. Investing in technologies such as the Olympus 4K surgery platform helps the hospital meet this commitment and gives surgeons the natural immersion needed to consistently dissect and suture with precision. “The Olympus 4K platform is by far the best 2D imaging system that I have seen to date. The image has clearly defined borders and colour. This, I believe makes tissue differentiation, and possibly even depth perception so much easier for our specialists. This is the future of 2D laparoscopic work,” said Michael Eris V. Elizalde, Charge Nurse, MercyAscot. The new system commenced clinical use at MercyAscot Auckland in December 2016 after an extensive installation and training period that commenced in November 2016. The transition has been seamless with ongoing training and support provided by Olympus. “We supported the surgical team at MercyAscot to ensure there was a smooth transition across to the new systems. Our Surgical Imaging Sales Specialist, Carolyn Tongue, worked alongside nurses, surgeons, CSSD and biomedical staff, providing case support and education. We continue to work alongside MercyAscot to provide a first class experience with the Olympus 4K system,” said Kath Rawson, Olympus Medical Regional Sales Manager. -ENDS- Images:   Image 1: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform delivers images in true 4K clarity Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iamkwa7onq463qk/Olympus_4K_3.jpg?dl=0   Image 2: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform camera control unit (top) and light source (bottom) Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpibuokm7u04wqm/Olympus_4K_2.jpg?dl=0   Image 3: The Olympus 4K UHD platform provides four times the detail of current HD imaging systems Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2s4cfhxjo5tg6a/Olympus%204K%20v%20HD%20Comparison.png?dl=0   Logos: Variations of the MercyAscot Hospital logo Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkt9mg6bzef6l9/MercyAscot%20Logo_1.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5znvfvwueoo2ayo/MercyAscot%20Logo_2.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uygyo9xfyaietjo/MercyAscot%20Logo_3.jpg?dl=0   About MercyAscot New Zealand MercyAscot's heritage goes back over 100 years to when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. While we have grown in size over the years, our commitment to the quality of that care continues to grow and is the cornerstone of our offering to our patients. Every day across all three of our sites more than 600 dedicated staff provide patients with unparalleled personalised service. While every year, together with committed specialists of the highest calibre, we treat many thousands of patients, each patient is treated as an individual. www.mercyascot.co.nz About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au Aruba helps organisations track valuable assets 2017-06-06T23:22:19Z aruba-helps-organisations-track-valuable-assets New BLE-powered Aruba Tags, Aruba Access Points and Meridian Software Eliminate Loss of Valuable Assets and Automate Inventory Management; Expanded Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries  Sydney – June 7, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency, and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure enabling simplified, fully integrated deployments at dramatically reduced costs.   Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on high-value items and inventory that are either misplaced, lost or stolen. Furthermore, employees and customers suffer from lost productivity and poor experiences. These challenges are particularly prevalent in industries like healthcare, where items such as IV pumps and heart defibrillators, are easily misplaced, resulting in 25 percent of hospital staff’s time wasted looking for these assets1  and negatively impacting quality of care. In retail and warehousing, items that can’t be located quickly mean wasted time for employees, delayed order fulfillment for customers and often, a loss of revenue for the retailer.   Aruba General Manager, South Pacific, Anthony Smith, said, “Aruba asset tracking addresses these challenges with a solution that is integrated into the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure eliminating the need for a separate network. Organizations also gain the benefits of accurate tracking of important items using either an intuitive, map-based mobile app or by integrating with organizations’ existing tracking solutions.”   The solution includes the following components: Advancements to ArubaOS and Aruba APs: This new software allows Aruba BLE-enabled Access Points and Sensors to act as asset tag “observers,” creating a sensory network that provides added value to organisations with existing Aruba wireless infrastructure. In essence, it allows their Wi-Fi infrastructure to double as an asset tracking network. New Aruba Tags:  Cost-effective Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – enabled tags are slightly larger than a quarter, making them ideal for items that range in size from IV pumps in a healthcare setting to pallets of goods in a warehouse. The tags are designed to meet stringent environmental requirements and come with multiple attachment options. Asset Tag Configuration App: Aruba’s configuration app makes set-up and ongoing management of the tags simple. Assets can be designated with names, photos and optional IDs so that like assets can be searched for easily. Changes can be performed quickly, near the assets, and all data is automatically saved in a central cloud database. New features for the Aruba Meridian AppMaker: Organisations can now create their own asset tracking app for iOS or Android with the Meridian AppMaker. The AppMaker provides a new SDK and APIs for seamless third-party integration and custom use cases.  Partner Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries Key to the success of Aruba’s existing location-based services and Mobile Engagement portfolio has been the Meridian Engage Partner Program. Customers have leveraged app developers to integrate and build value-added mobile apps for iOS and Android that are used with the Meridian Mobile App Platform and Aruba Mobile Engagement portfolio. Aruba is extending this program to include asset tracking, as well as opening the program to new partners in a variety of industries across healthcare, retail, warehousing and numerous other verticals.   Continuing its investment in the Intelligent Edge, Aruba also introduced its 8400 Core Switch at HPE Discover.  The 8400 Core Switch is a new core aggregation switch that delivers the performance, power, automation and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to address the challenges of mobility, cloud and IoT inherent in networks today.  The announcement of the 8400 Core Switch in conjunction with its asset tracking solution demonstrates Aruba’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to organisations.  HPE PointnextAruba Meridian Services from HPE Pointnext provide customers and partners worldwide with the expertise needed to take advantage of location-based services to engage with mobile users in any organisation or public-facing venue. These services can help augment customer IT and Aruba partner teams to provide the capabilities needed for the design and development of mobile applications with the Meridian platform.  Availability Aruba asset tracking solution is available now.   ENDS  About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organisations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.  For more information, please contact:  Sarah Bullen OR Duyen Nguyen at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and Aruba@decpr.com.au  Customer Quotes   “The Aruba asset tracking solution has the potential to help VMI save significant man-hours and reduce the overall costs associated with locating and tracking our vehicles during their 48 stages of production” said Michael Kell, Director of IT for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a supplier of wheelchair-accessible vans. “Additionally, with up to 2,000 vehicles on our site at any given time, the manual process of identifying and locating a specific vehicle when needed for audit, or tracking one during a particular stage of production, is time-consuming and inefficient. With the Aruba asset tracking solution, we hope to automate this process and create new efficiencies for our staff as well as speed delivery of vehicles to our customers.”  Ecosystem Partner Quotes   As a leading venue technology company, VenueNext, provides healthcare companies with better operational awareness and efficiency via location and mobile experiences. “Our customers have been asking for an asset tracking solution that delivers visibility for critical assets with location accuracy, while also integrating with our existing application platform,” said Scott Rehling, Vice President Strategic Channels, VenueNext. “By leveraging Aruba’s asset tracking solution we can provide the added functionality requested by utilizing customers’ Wi-Fi and beacon infrastructure, resulting in operational efficiencies.”   Emerge is a digital experience agency that leverages world-class user-centered design and custom application development to quickly solve complex challenges and address untapped opportunities. “With the addition of asset tracking capabilities to the Aruba Mobile Engagement platform we can now offer our customers an innovative tool to use their mobile applications to increase productivity and customer experience in their facilities,” said Julian Pscheid, Chief Technology Officer of Emerge Interactive. “Whether by providing front-line employees instant visibility into critical equipment location, connecting real-time asset locations to Meridian indoor turn-by-turn navigation and personalized push-notifications, or integrating location data with legacy systems, we look forward to incorporating Aruba’s asset tracking solution into our customers’ enterprise ecosystems.  Raizlabs designs and builds world-class iOS, Android, and Web apps for startups and big brands. “Our team is constantly exploring new and emergent technologies in an effort to deliver the best possible solutions to leading competitive enterprises,” said Jason Petralia, President of Raizlabs. “As a part of this ongoing exploration, we've realized the growing need for a complete asset tracking solution and are excited about Aruba's technology advancements and commitment to a full-featured and robust solution.”  Channel Partner Quotes   “As a leading IT solutions provider, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our offerings to better support clients’ evolving needs,” said Chris Saso, CTO, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “Aruba’s new asset tracking solution helps solve the issues that plagued the healthcare and retail industry by allowing them to leverage their Wi-Fi infrastructure for the tracking of physical assets. This allows us to engage with new stakeholders within our accounts and extend the value of our architecture and services expertise.”   Serving over 1,000 clients in a dozen different industries, Matrix Integration is focused on helping clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. “There has always been an existing operational need for organizations to track the movement of valued assets. However, most organizations consider adding a completely separate asset tracking infrastructure as too costly while adding additional operational burden,” said James Aldridge, VP, Technology, Matrix. “By using an existing Aruba wireless infrastructure, Aruba solves these customer problems by delivering the only asset tracking solution that doesn’t require another network overlay, resulting in an easy-to-manage mobile solution with fast ROI.”   Olympus Australia launches new website to help emphysema sufferers 2017-06-06T06:38:18Z olympus-australia-launches-new-website-to-help-emphysema-sufferers   Breatheagain.com.au is designed to provide emphysema patients and their support network with comprehensive information about the disease, the latest on novel treatment options available in Australia, and to help them connect with respiratory physicians specialising in this field. According to Professor Hubertus Jersmann, a leading Respiratory Physician at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, “Optimal management of emphysema requires a diagnosis, the earlier the better. This website is a great resource for patients, relatives and doctors alike and helps navigate an increasingly complex and potentially confusing space.” Emphysema, a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), severely affects quality of life, capacity to exercise and sleep patterns. It is often associated with other health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and depression. Not only does COPD have a negative effect on patients’ quality of life and productivity, but it also has a wider impact on Australian society. According to Lung Foundation Australia, “the direct cost [of COPD] to the Australian health care system is estimated to be $900 million with hospital use contributing the largest share of health spending ($473 million).” Natasha Botvinik, Olympus Australia’s Respiratory Product Manager, says it is important for the company to deliver an educational resource for emphysema sufferers: “As a global leader in respiratory endoscopy, Olympus has a responsibility to provide the Australian public access to the latest information on endoscopic treatment alternatives for COPD, in addition to the more traditional pharmacological options.” With the launch of breatheagain.com.au, Olympus Australia in collaboration with leading Australian Interventional Pulmonologists, aims to contribute to the wellbeing of Australian society by fostering better education about emphysema. Dr Tajalli Saghaie, an Interventional Pulmonologist from Macquarie University Hospital, believes the website is a positive step towards helping emphysema patients to better cope with their disease in the long-term: “When dealing with a chronic progressive debilitating disease like emphysema, every little attempt to better understand and manage this condition matters; just as every single breath matters for a breathless patient.” For more information, visit www.breatheagain.com.au or contact Olympus Australia. -ENDS- About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Australia’s Prescription Painkiller Epidemic 2017-06-05T02:33:52Z australia-s-prescription-painkiller-epidemic For Immediate Release 5 June 2017 A record number of Australians are accidentally overdosing on prescription medicines in what medical authorities have labeled ‘an opioid epidemic.' According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of deaths from prescription painkillers - opioids - has increased 61 percent between 2004-2014. Further key facts and figures are showing no stopping this hidden health crisis. However, the real question is, why is this happening?   Medical authorities such as The Penington Institute note that the deaths caused by opioid over prescription between 2008-2014 underscore how severe the overdose crisis is in Australia. 69 percent of all drug-related deaths in Australia come from prescription painkillers.   To bring more attention to this public health issue, it is essential to understand the reasons why these medications are being prescribed and how they may affect us adversely. 58 percent of non-cancer prescriptions are for musculoskeletal issues, commonly including back pain and neck pain. Melbourne based Chiropractor, Doctor Ian Deitch (Chiropractor), had this to say on back pain:   “It is totally understandable why so many back pain sufferers take these medications. We have been brought up to believe that if we have pain we see a doctor, get a prescription, take the medication and the pain will go away,” Dr. Deitch said.   “The problem is not the pain but rather the underlying cause resulting in pain. Think of it like this, your house is burning, the fire department arrives, rushes in and turns the fire alarm off but leaves the fire burning. Pain killers turn off the body’s fire alarm and leave the fire burning,” He said.   The medical compound in question - opioids - are one of the most commonly prescribed drug classes for pain. Alarmingly, the efficacy of long-term opioid use has been called into question. A Cochrane Review showed that the adverse reactions far outweigh the beneficial effects of opioids in treating back pain. Dr. Deitch said pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.   “Taking medication to deal with the pain and not addressing the underlying problem is probably going to lead to further complications later on,” He said.   Although the prevalence of opioid overdose and accidental death is an urgent issue to be addressed, there is also growing awareness that other forms of treatment, including chiropractic care, have a role to play in aiming to correct one of the problems at its source - musculoskeletal injuries that cause pain.   Research over the last several decades has demonstrated time and time again the benefits of chiropractic care for many musculoskeletal problems. This is not limited to low back and neck problems but includes many other conditions chiropractors deal with on a daily basis.   All forms of healing have their place, but when research shows prescribed medical remedies are not solving the problem, we need to rethink what we are doing. In the first instance, natural and lower risk treatment options, such as chiropractic, should be considered in some cases. Clearly, if the benefits of chiropractic treatment are more widely known to the Australian public, this hidden health crisis can be better addressed. Contact Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor) Chirolife Rosanna (03) 9458 3255 chirolife@chirolife.com.au Website Workplace health solutions provider appoints new regional manager for ACT / Southern NSW 2017-06-01T05:45:17Z workplace-health-solutions-provider-appoints-new-regional-manager-for-act-southern-nsw Konekt has appointed Suzanne Schultz to the role of regional manager covering the ACT, Southern Highlands and Riverina-Murray regions. Schultz joins Konekt with over 20 years’ experience as a senior business leader, having held CEO, board and senior management roles in the health, education and community sectors. Suzanne is a Fulbright scholar, pharmacist, psychologist and successful businesswoman. Konekt’s Head of Care Michelle Hay said Schultz had developed a strong reputation for building relationships and delivering health services in partnership with communities. “We are confident that Suzanne’s broad experience will ensure Konekt provides exceptional workplace health services for the ACT and the surrounding regions” Schultz said she was excited to join the company at such an important time of growth. Seasons' shines at International Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017-05-31T10:28:25Z seasons-shines-at-international-eldercare-innovation-awards Being honoured as one of six finalists from across Asia and the Pacific, the Seasons' Aged Care Communities have been recognised at the fifth annual Eldercare Innovation Awards in Singapore for its outstanding work within the aged care industry. The Awards, held in conjunction with the International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum, saw finalists from New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Australia celebrated. Facing tough competition in the hotly-contested Facility of the Year category, the Seasons' contingent was invited to the stage for a moment of congratulations, and to be presented with a finalist's trophy. “We had our time to shine on stage, but ultimately the winner was well deserved; the Maihama Club Nursing Home in Japan,” said Emma Lingius, the Group Executive Officer at Seasons’. Dubbed the Oscars of eldercare, the Awards shine a light on the organisations across the Asia-Pacific region that provide innovative and unique solutions to the aged care industry. “The awards aim to recognise care organisations that have gone the extra mile to improve health, quality of life and independence for our elderly,” said the organiser of the Forum. While contributing to the Forum, the group from Seasons' toured a range of different aged care solutions offered in Singapore, and gained valuable insight in to the industry outside of Australia. “The aim of the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is to celebrate and applaud efforts that deliver dignity, health and happiness to the regions' older adults,” said Ms Lingius. -ENDS-Joanne Rahn Director zanthii communications Phone: 0402 148 334 Email: joanne@zanthii.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiau News: Astellas Pharma Takes The Lead in Digital Transformation with Acquia’s Open Source and Cloud Technologies for Unified Website Platform 2017-05-31T06:26:47Z acquia-astellas Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Wavelength International listed in the Best SMEs to Work Asia 2017 2017-05-30T05:21:58Z wavelength-international-listed-in-the-best-smes-to-work-asia-2017 Wavelength International has made the prestigious Best Places to Work Asia 2017, one of only 3 Australian businesses to make the top 10 of the small and medium workplaces list. The Best Places to Work Australia Study is one of the world’s most comprehensive independent studies of workplace culture by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work – More than 1,400 companies participated in national list studies in the 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work® is represented. Wavelength shot into the top 10 this year, placing 9th in the top 25 Best Places to Work (20-500) employees. It is an impressive achievement, especially in an industry renowned for its high pressure work environments and high staff turnover. “It just goes to show you can be a successful high performance business by embracing a generous and supportive culture,” says Chris Riley, Wavelength’s CEO. “Just by walking through the door, you immediately sense Wavelength is a happy, motivated and engaged place to work. In my experience in this industry our workplace culture is quite unique: everyone cares passionately about the business and working collaboratively as a team." With over 75 employees, Wavelength is Australia’s largest and most successful medical recruitment agency. The company offers a range of employee benefits including: Flexible and family friendly working hours, Free breakfast Fitness classes A creative, casual and fun working environment i Monetary incentives linked with productivity and performance against key goals. Additional information Specific highlights that have made Wavelength a great place to work include: · A generous remuneration and commission scheme renowned for being extremely market competitive. Wavelength is also committed to making salary packages consistent and fair across the organisation. Employees in all roles are recognised and rewarded for outstanding performance. Individual goals created for all employees quarterly which are part of their performance criteria. Managers regularly meet with team members to provide feedback and coach them to be even better in their role. An internal mentoring program which enable employees to discover and develop their talents. · A real commitment to work life balance with a broad range of flexible full-time, part-time and job share work patterns in place. Employees can work flexibly between 7am and 7pm and have the opportunity to work from home one day a week. Wavelength also offers an additional five days of annual leave once an employee has completed four years’ continuous employment. A generous paid parental leave program and flexibility when it comes to extended leave for weddings and overseas trips. · Inspiring values of excellence, ingenuity, integrity and heart incorporated into all business processes, policies and communications. · A bright, fresh, modern and open workspace to encourage a positive working environment and work life balance. There are showers, great training facilities and plenty of room for regular health and fitness sessions. Breakfast, drinks and healthy snacks are all provided daily for all employees. · A love for celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, individual and company achievements. · An internal social networking platform to foster a modern culture of openness and transparency. · Quarterly employee briefings to share information, business goals, successes, challenges and new initiatives. A commitment to the health sector both in Australia and overseas. Wavelength actively donates and fundraises for the Fred Hollows Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières. The company also sponsors indigenous medical students and encourages employees to participate in other charitable events throughout the year. ### About Wavelength International Wavelength International
is Australia’s largest medical recruitment company, offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers. Based in Sydney, we work with over 300 hospitals, clinics and general practices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. About Great Place to Work Inc Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results. For further information, please contact: Deanna Daly Marketing Executive, Wavelength International Tel: 02 8353 9032 Email: ddaly@wave.com.au www.wave.com.au www.wavies.com.au TGA Fee Cut Alleviates Dental Industry’s Compliance Costs 2017-05-30T01:48:12Z tga-fee-cut-alleviates-dental-industry-s-compliance-costs 30 May 2017 — The peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed advice that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) plans to reduce most of its annual charges by 4.96% for the coming year. The cut is associated with the annual charges that business must pay for placing medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), the TGA’s list of therapeutic products that can lawfully be supplied in Australia. “This cut in the TGA's annual charges is a welcome reduction to the regulatory compliance costs faced by businesses that manufacture and supply dental products in Australia. It's a promising sign that the TGA is cognisant of, and working to alleviate, the compliance burden it places on businesses,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. In recent years ADIA has taken issue with the TGA’s approach to setting its fees and charges which have seen many businesses in the dental industry face a significant increase in compliance costs. “In 2015 the TGA changed the way that it levied annual charges for many products on the ARTG. An independent assessment undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics found that these changes resulted in an average 34% increase in regulatory compliance for businesses in the dental industry. That’s what’s made the issue of TGA’s fees and charges a critical issue for our members,” Mr Williams said. Beyond the 2015 changes, ADIA has also been critical of the standard method used to increase the TGA’s annual charges, this being the average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Wage Price Index (WPI) which effectively guaranteed increased income for the regulator. This model allowed the TGA to avoid the obligation to find operational efficiencies that has been prevalent across the public sector. “It’s been ADIA’s contention that the standard method of calculating the TGA’s fees in past years had little regard for the regulator’s actual costs and the impost this placed on business. There was the perception that with a guaranteed annual increase in fees the TGA's bureacracy simply grew to match the size of its budget,” Mr Williams said. Reducing the compliance costs that the dental industry faces has been an advocacy priority for ADIA, and the TGA’s budget setting process has been an ongoing aspect to this work. “ADIA’s efforts have worked to ensure that when it comes to setting its budget, the TGA is both transparent and accountable to the dental industry. In this context, the advice that most annual charges will be falling by around five per cent for the coming year highlights the importance of ADIA’s sustained advocacy,” Mr Williams said. The reduced charges are expected to come into effect on 1 July 2017. Ends. .Media Contact — ADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094 e: media@adia.org.au