The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-24T05:36:26Z MuleSoft Global Summit Series Returns to Asia Pacific – Industry Leaders Will Address Top Technology Priorities 2017-03-24T05:36:26Z mulesoft-global-summit-series-returns-to-asia-pacific-industry-leaders-will-address-top-technology-priorities MuleSoft (NYSE: MULE), provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that its MuleSoft Summit world tour will return to Asia Pacific this Autumn. The series will kick off in Auckland on March 30, travel through Melbourne on April 4, and on to Sydney on April 6.  Additionally, the series will continue in Hong Kong on May 17 and conclude in Singapore   on May 19. This industry, customer and partner event will provide business and technical leaders with valuable insights into how they can drive digital transformation and innovation with an application network. The series will include visionary speakers from Chorus, Christchurch City Council, Optus, iSelect, and other leading organisations across industries. MuleSoft’s global summit series is dedicated to providing CIOs, IT leaders and technical leaders with hands-on learning, networking and breakout sessions around how to compete in the digital era. Attendees will get access to expert-led sessions demonstrating how companies are using MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform™ to connect in new ways with employees, customers, partners, applications, and devices, including: Expert insights on how to transform businesses with application networks, which provide the agility, flexibility and speed required in today’s competitive landscape Best practices on how to leverage MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to build a seamless application network, whether in the cloud or on-premises Customer case studies, demos and breakout sessions for both business and technical audiences, including informative digital transformation journeys from Chorus and Optus Opportunity to network with prominent industry leaders, experts and peers on API-led connectivity and digital transformation Dedicated strategic partner days outside of the Summits that are focused on how partners are working with MuleSoft to help drive results for customers “Organisations today compete on how quickly and effectively they connect applications, data and devices to compose their businesses,” said Will Bosma, vice president of Asia Pacific, MuleSoft. “By embracing API-led connectivity and creating an application network, organisations are able to innovate faster, be more agile and thrive in the digital economy. Our upcoming Summits are must-attend events for business and technical leaders looking to drive digital transformation as demands from employees, customers and partners accelerate.”About Anypoint Platform™ MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ is a leading solution for API-led connectivity that creates an application network of apps, data, and devices, both on-premises and in the cloud. This hybrid integration platform includes iPaaS, ESB, and a unified solution for API management, design and publishing.About MuleSoft MuleSoft’s mission is to help organisations change and innovate faster by making it easy to connect the world’s applications, data and devices. With its API-led approach to connectivity, MuleSoft’s market-leading Anypoint Platform™ is enabling over 1,000 organisations in more than 60 countries to build application networks. For more information, visit https://www.mulesoft.com MuleSoft is a registered trademark of MuleSoft, Inc. All other marks are those of respective owners. Jamf Prepared with Pre Zero-day Support for All Apple Spring 2017 Releases 2017-03-23T04:12:04Z jamf-customers-can-upgrade-with-confidence-when-the-latest-apple-operating-systems-for-ios-10-3-macos-10-12-4-and-tvos-10-2-become-available Sydney  – March 23, 2017 – Jamf,  the leader in Apple device management, announced support for the upcoming Apple releases of iOS, macOS and tvOS. When customers upgrade their iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, IT administrators using Jamf Pro (https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-pro) (formerly Casper Suite) or Jamf Now (https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-now/) (formerly Bushel) can be confident their management workflows will be uninterrupted. Committed to helping organisations succeed with Apple, Jamf has offered zero-day support for all Apple releases for over a decade, ensuring customers can take advantage of new Apple technology as it becomes available.Jamf Pro Supports Operating Systems’ New Functionality In addition to version compatibility, Jamf Pro, a solution designed specifically for professional Apple administrators, supports the new functionality launched for macOS, iOS and tvOS. This includes new security capabilities and configuration management for devices, additional managed restrictions, a new version of Apple's Classroom app, making it easier to set up ad-hoc classrooms, and substantial new device management capabilities for Apple TV, including zero-touch setup, configuration and app distribution.Apple TV With New Management Capabilities Will Transform Experiences “For the first time, businesses and schools can set up and manage Apple TV just like they do iPhone or iPad, which means they can not only mass deploy Apple TV with ease, but create a seamless and interconnected experience between Apple devices,” said Dave Alampi, vice president of product management and marketing, Jamf. “And, the desire to make Apple TV management more turnkey is there. In a recent survey of 959 IT admins on Jamf Nation, 97 percent reported Apple TV devices in their environment, with 35 percent saying they have 50-plus TVs. When asked about Apple TV growth, 44 percent of respondents are planning to add more Apple TV devices in the next year.” "We imagined teachers being able to display any historic picture, map or other educational content on a classroom display with the simple command of their voice," said Blair Anderson, technology manager, Shawnee Heights School District in Tecumseh Kansas. "That's why we deployed fourth generation Apple TV devices to every classroom and conference room in the district. Being able to use Jamf Pro to manage our entire ecosystem of Apple products, including Mac, iPad and Apple TV, lets us transform, yet supervise, the total learning experience for students and help improve teacher effectiveness." "As usual, Apple's new functionality for iOS, macOS and tvOS coupled with Jamf's zero-day support will help organizations empower people with technology that puts the user first," said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. "Specifically, the new management support for Apple TV opens up tremendous potential for transformation in education, healthcare, hospitality and boardrooms around the world. We have only seen the beginning of what life looks like in a world of network connected things. I look forward to the automation we can help organisations achieve by supporting future Apple innovations the day they become available.”About Jamf Since 2002, Jamf has been solely focused on helping organisations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organisations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now produces, and the 42,000+ member Jamf Nation Community (https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/index.html). Today, more than 10,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage 7 million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: https://www.jamf.com Ivanti DesktopNow Plus Joins Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access Program 2017-03-23T03:10:42Z ivanti-desktopnow-plus-joins-citrix-ready-secure-remote-access-program Sydney – March 23, 2017 – Ivanti, a leader in integrating and automating critical IT tasks, today announced that Ivanti DesktopNow Plus, powered by AppSense, has joined the Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access  program. The Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to help secure corporate networks from data theft and other security attacks.    Ivanti DesktopNow Plus has been verified to integrate seamlessly with Citrix products in delivering fully personalised, dynamic desktops for all end users and has demonstrated the ability to support the security pillars of the Secure Remote Access program including: application security and data security. DesktopNow Plus secures virtual desktop infrastructures while simultaneously improving user acceptance of XenApp and XenDesktop environments, removing risks to both enterprise security and worker productivity when implementing a desktop virtualisation project.    “At Ivanti, we’re focused on helping customers and their users assure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of applications and data without compromising workforce flexibility or productivity,” said Jon Rolls, Vice President of Product Management, Ivanti. “It’s an honor to be recognised for these achievements by the Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access program.”    “When integrated with XenApp and XenDesktop, the Ivanti DesktopNow Plus workspace management solution can enhance control at the application level to help protect sensitive business information and defend against zero-day and denial-of-service attacks,” said Siddharth Rabindran, Director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. “We are pleased to add it to a select list of products that have been verified in the App Security and Data Security categories of our Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access Program.”   As previously announced DesktopNow Plus has been verified as Citrix Ready (https://citrixready.citrix.com/ivanti/ivanti-desktopnow-plus.html®) after completing a rigorous process to ensure compatibility with Citrix NetScaler, Citrix XenDesktop, and Citrix XenApp providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. Customers can be assured that DesktopNow Plus has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix products in production environments.   Ivanti DesktopNow Plus is a workspace management solution that simplifies desktop deployments and administration, increasing productivity to reduce IT costs and secure endpoints. With DesktopNow Plus, IT organisations can deliver a personalised, compliant desktop regardless of user location or device. The solution also eases Windows 10 migrations and enables secure file sync, sharing and data access.   For more information on how DesktopNow Plus enhances the security of remote access to Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, read this jointly developed whitepaper (http://citrixreadyprogram.com/2017/cr_sra/) and infographic (https://citrixready.citrix.com/content/dam/ready/partners/iv/ivanti/appsense131.pdf). You can also watch the Citrix Ready On-Demand Webinar, “A Glimpse into the World of an AppSense and Citrix Architect” here: http://citrixreadyprogram.com/partners/webinar/2017/cr-webinar-appsense   For more information on the Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access program, visit: http://citrixreadyprogram.com/2017/cr_sra   About Ivanti Ivanti is IT evolved. By integrating and automating critical IT tasks, Ivanti helps IT organisations secure the digital workplace. For more than three decades, Ivanti has helped IT professionals address security threats, manage devices and optimise their user experience. From traditional PCs, to mobile devices, virtual machines and the data centre, Ivanti helps discover and manage your IT assets wherever they are located, improving IT service delivery and reducing risk. Ivanti also ensures that supply chain and warehouse teams are effectively leveraging the most up-to-date technology to improve productivity throughout their operation. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com  Copyright © 2017, Ivanti.  All rights reserved.   ENDS CyberArk Expands C3 Alliance to Drive Greater Cyber Security Innovation and Collaboration 2017-03-23T01:23:53Z cyberark-expands-c3-alliance-to-drive-greater-cyber-security-innovation-and-collaboration CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the company that protects organisations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced the expansion of the C3 Alliance, CyberArk’s global technology partner program.  Extending the power of privileged account security through new partners and technology integrations, customers can better protect against advanced threats through a deeper set of innovative cyber security solutions.     New C3 Alliance partners and integrations include Atos, Datablink, DB Networks, DBmaestro, EZMCOM, Flexera Software, Gemalto, Hexadite, Illusive Networks, Omada, OneLogin, Palo Alto Networks, Phantom, Proofpoint, Qualys, Radiant Logic, RSA, STEALTHbits Technologies, SyferLock, Thales, Utimaco, Vistara and Yubico.   Launched in April 2016, the C3 Alliance was established to bring enterprise software, IT security and services providers together in order to deliver proactive protection, detection and response to customers by putting privileged account security at the core of their cyber security strategies. The program now has 45 partners and features 63 product integrations to increase the value of existing IT investments and improve security across enterprise priorities associated with cloud identity security, application security and endpoint.    “Because there is no silver bullet in security, CISOs are increasingly focusing on the value of an integrated security stack. The C3 Alliance helps drive value across existing IT investments through strategic integrations that take advantage of automation and the ability to streamline processes and data sharing,” said Adam Bosnian, executive vice president, global business development, CyberArk. “The escalation of damaging cyber attacks requires new levels of vendor collaboration. This is why the C3 Alliance continues to expand and prioritise vendor integration and alignment around privileged account security and data for more effective cyber security.”  Unmanaged Service Accounts, Application Security and the Attacker Opportunity Organisations need to be better able to adapt to emerging cyber threats with proactive and responsive controls, especially those aimed at protecting privileged credential vulnerabilities that exist across applications and the IT security stack.    Extensive service account usage by commercial off-the-shelf and internally-developed applications, including identity and access management, DevOps, IT management, asset discovery and vulnerability scanning applications, creates a significant attack surface of unmanaged privileged credentials. Yet, awareness of this application security risk is disproportionately low, even though it may pose one the largest enterprise cyber security vulnerabilities.    Many of the newest C3 Alliance members and integrations focus on addressing the challenge of managing service accounts and privileged application credentials to better protect enterprise-class and SaaS applications that are critical to regular business operations and incident response.    “The interoperability between RSA® Identity Governance and Lifecycle and the CyberArk solution began as a centralised management approach for governing, managing and provisioning all user identities, including privileged identities and access entitlements,” said Jim Ducharme, vice president of Identity Products, RSA. “Today, we are expanding the interoperability with CyberArk to secure the privileged credentials used by RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle to securely access target systems, such as servers and databases, to collect data and report for compliance and risk management across the enterprise and the cloud to deliver on the benefits of business-driven security.”   “Qualys’ integration with the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution helps customers using the Qualys Cloud Platform to simplify password management for authenticated scans across dynamic environments at large scale,” said Sumedh Thakar, chief product officer, Qualys, Inc. “By securely and centrally managing credentials for hybrid environments with a mix of cloud, on-premises and virtualized assets, organisations can automate scanning, increase accuracy and reduce compliance costs.”    “The Phantom security automation and orchestration platform connects in-house and third-party systems to help security operations gain better insight into potential threats across the IT environment, then reduce the time necessary to detect and respond,” Robert Truesdell, director of product management, Phantom. “Phantom apps require privileged credentials to access these systems and that powerful access must be managed and controlled in a consistent, scalable way. That's where our integration with CyberArk becomes so valuable. As our platform continues to expand, we have to be able to centralize the management and security of these privileged application accounts to reduce the attack surface and keep credentials synchronized.”   C3 Alliance Drives Channel Opportunities C3 Alliance members typically integrate with the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution.  These integrations have expanded opportunities for reseller and system integration partners that can help customers further maximise existing IT investments by driving additional value and insight.    “Managing service accounts across multiple technologies continues to be a challenge that our clients face,” said Serafino Napoleone, director, Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte. “With expanding C3 Alliance integration capabilities, our clients are now able to automate and strengthen the Identity and Access Management controls on their existing technologies and platforms, while simultaneously benefitting from increased privileged account security and reduced vulnerability to cyber attacks.”  “Integrating privileged account security capabilities from CyberArk with other key technologies, such as identity and access governance, allows us to differentiate our business through high-value security services,” said Arun Kothanath, chief security strategist, DIT/Clango, Inc. “We view the C3 Alliance as a tremendous opportunity to deliver an expanding set of innovative solutions to our customers. These solutions help them prioritise privilege as part of their cyber security strategies, such as the ability to centrally manage all identities to mitigate risks and support compliance.”  Additional Resources View a collection of C3 Alliance member videos: www.cyberark.com/c3-alliance-videos <http://www.cyberark.com/c3-alliance-videos>  For more information about the C3 Alliance, visit: http://www.cyberark.com/partners/technology-partners/ For companies interested in joining the C3 Alliance, visit: http://www.cyberark.com/contact/ eBook: An Attack Pathway Into Your Organization? There’s an App for That: https://www.cyberark.com/resource/attack-pathway-organization-theres-app/>   About CyberArk                                                                                                       CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Dedicated to stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against cyber threats before attacks can escalate and do irreparable damage. The company is trusted by the world’s leading companies – including more than 45 percent of the Fortune 100 – to protect their highest value information assets, infrastructure and applications. A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan. To learn more about CyberArk, visit www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blog: http://www.cyberark.com/blog/, or follow on Twitter via: @CyberArk, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cyber-ark-software, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CyberArk. # # #Copyright © 2017 CyberArk Software. All Rights Reserved.  All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.  Datto hires Ryan Weeks as Chief Information Security Officer 2017-03-22T23:30:00Z datto-hires-ryan-weeks-as-chief-information-security-officer Sydney, Australia – March 23, 2017 – Datto, a leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced the hiring of Ryan Weeks as Chief Information Security Officer. Weeks will drive the company’s information security initiatives to ensure that the company’s products continuously meet the demanding challenges of Datto’s Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their customers. He will also be responsible for continuing to develop and maintain the company’s security program roadmap and extending partnerships with MSPs. Weeks will report to Robert Gibbons, Chief Technology Officer.   “Datto strives to exceed the expectations that we jointly set with all of our MSPs, and our data protection technologies are unparalleled in safeguarding essential business data from evolving cyber-threats,” stated Gibbons. “Ryan brings a comprehensive skillset and proven success record that will play a critical role in helping Datto ensure the security of its core products, to deliver the highest standards for our partners.”   According to a recent study commissioned by Babson College, nearly 80 percent of small companies recognise the importance of technology as a means for growing their business and more than 40 percent feel ill-prepared, or have fallen victim to, cyber-attacks.1   “Datto is laser-focused on helping MSPs serve the business continuity, disaster recovery and networking needs of their small-to-medium business customers,” stated Weeks. “I’m eager to build upon Datto’s vision to ensure our solutions provide the level of protection our MSP partners demand and to minimise IT risks for their customers through a pre-emptive, proactive approach.”    Prior to joining Datto, Weeks served as Vice President and Associate Director at FactSet Research Systems, a provider of financial data and analytic applications for investment management and investment banking professionals. Weeks served in a blended management and technical capacity in the security infrastructure and assurance department. He successfully managed the company’s information security program, designed to protect data provided by the world’s largest financial institutions. Weeks also served as a security consultant at Ajilon Consulting. A graduate of Northeastern University, Weeks earned a Master’s degree in information assurance.  About Datto Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communicationsdatto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200   1 State of Small Business in America 2016 Advances in Digital Agriculture to Take Centre Stage at International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney 2017-03-22T22:59:02Z advances-in-digital-agriculture-to-take-centre-stage-at-international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-in-sydney Sydney, Australia – 23 March 2017 – Advances in spatial technology that enable digital agriculture, including a next-generation national positioning system and real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels from space, will take centre stage at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April. A new national positioning system accurate to between 2cm and 10cm – as opposed to 5 metres with today’s satellite-based GPS – will boost Australia’s economy by $73 billion or more over the next 20 years, much of it in agriculture, says Dr Peter Woodgate, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI). “To adopt techniques like precision agriculture and controlled traffic farming, farmers need to be able to position equipment and sensors with about 5cm accuracy. The conference will showcase space-based augmentation systems – including Australia and New Zealand’s joint initiative – which, subject to testing, are well on the way to achieving that,” said Woodgate. “Leveraging other regional efforts, such as a Japanese satellite-based system recently trialled in Queensland, it will even be possible to remotely control unmanned autonomous vehicles like driverless tractors from space.” Australia’s investments in positioning systems will not only pay off in higher agricultural exports but will create export business opportunities and new jobs in digital agriculture to aid the transition from sectors of the economy impacted by digital disruption. Woodgate and fellow Working Group Co-Chair, Glenn Cockerton, Managing Director of Spatial Vision, will make the first public presentation of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda at Digital Earth & Locate17, outlining 30 transformative initiatives for Australia. In another highlight of the event, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a special session to promote capacity building and use of data from its Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Observatory. SMAP products, which provide frequent global measurements of soil moisture from space at high spatial resolution, are freely available (http://nsidc.org/data/smap), with one of the first validation experiments carried out in Yanco, NSW. According to Phil Tickle, Program and Business Development Manager (Ag, NRM & Climate Change) at CRCSI, NASA’s SMAP data will complement data from a range of sensors used in digital agriculture, including soil moisture probes, weather stations, and animal tracking devices. Tickle is presenting the benefits of an online farm monitoring solution for the grazing industry at Digital Earth & Locate17. Called the NRM Spatial Hub, this provides access to 30 years of 30 metre resolution satellite data and tools for mapping, assessing and monitoring property infrastructure, land resources and ground cover. It is currently being commercialised by the CRCSI in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia. Tickle said the conference was an opportunity for farmers and land managers to learn about the spatial technologies transforming their industry, as well as to discuss potential issues, such as the ownership of agricultural big data. “We are seeing enormous development in digital agriculture capabilities and often farmers don’t have control of their own data,” said Tickle. “When you have sensors on farms feeding into data warehouses and generating broader benefits, why shouldn’t the farmer get a cut? And what does a farmer do if they want to change providers and their data is locked up in a proprietary system?” With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference’s Market Day on Tuesday 4th April opens the exhibition to everyone and is an opportunity for private, government and start-up organisations to come together and explore collaborative and business opportunities. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). MEDIA RELEASE: Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round 2017-03-21T20:30:00Z media-release-moneytree-completes-a-jpy-1-billion-funding-series-b-funding-round-2 MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp   Locksmiths’ Supply Company Selects Epicor to Manage Growth, Diversification and Distribution 2017-03-21T00:54:25Z locksmiths-supply-company-selects-epicor-to-manage-growth-diversification-and-distribution Sydney, Australia - 21 March 2017 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today announced that Locksmiths’ Supply Company (LSC), Australia’s market leader in the wholesale distribution of locksmithing hardware and security products, chose to implement its cloud deployed enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP. LSC, first incorporated in 1926 with rich family history, offers high quality locksmithing, security and hardware products to the Australian market. The business attributes its consistent and significant growth during the last decade to its ability to change and adapt alongside the rapidly evolving security industry. Keeping pace with the industry as it moves from a mechanical environment to a digital one, LSC has developed a vast range of over 30,000 hardware, software and service products and maintained a focus on being the distributor of choice for new security technology and products in Australia. The company’s growth, diversification and complexity led it to seek a contemporary ERP solution, one that could manage all supply chain and distribution efforts as well as provide top-line visibility into critical business information. “Security is a growth industry and technological advancements are being made all the time. Our staff are used to seeing smart technology built into the products we sell, from the humble car key right up to home automation, commercial and automotive security,” said Paul Newton, LSC’s project team leader. “In order to remain competitive and retain staff, the onus was on us as managers to provide modern software which is flexible, intuitive and instinctive rather than proprietary, complex and unwieldy.” LSC wanted an ERP solution that in addition to supply and distribution functionality would also reduce the manual sharing of information between staff and could centralise access to this information for greater transparency. During the procurement process, LSC discovered a great fit in Epicor ERP software. “We knew we needed streamlined processes in terms of supply and distribution in order to continue to grow,” said Newton. “In addition, we wanted some specific functionality which Epicor offers and when we realised the potential for Epicor to become a real, strategic partner to us, the decision to change systems was obvious.” “We churn out huge volumes of orders and have to make sure we supply customers as efficiently as possible without introducing time delays into the supply chain. With Epicor ERP, staff will be able to complete more sophisticated demand forecasting, and also maintain the integrity of our stock and manage our national supply chain even more effectively,” said Newton. “Epicor ERP offers its customers the industry-specific functionality and flexibility they need to help support their customer base and supply chain,” said Vince Randall, vice president for Australia and New Zealand, Epicor Software. “LSC has grown alongside technological advancements in security and the implementation of Epicor ERP will streamline functions such as sales and order management, warehouse management, inventory optimisation and forecasting. This will permit them to focus on bringing new technologies to market and training and servicing their customer base, growing even further.”   BroadSource Launches EMU SaaS in Europe 2017-03-18T03:01:17Z broadsource-launches-emu-saas-in-europe London, England, 18 March 2017. BroadSource Europe Ltd, a specialist global software development and telecommunications engineering company, today announced the launch of EMU SaaS (Software as a Service) platform for its existing and prospective European customers. EMU, developed by BroadSource, allows global Service Providers, who utilise the BroadWorks™ UC platform, to better manage the day-to-day complexity of subscriber configuration information. EMU is already available in Asia as a SaaS and is now also available for European Service Providers via the EMU SaaS delivery model. Fifteen years of telco engineering experience, coupled with today’s Cloud delivery technologies means that EMU can now solve Service Provider problems as a Cloud Service across Europe. Haydn Faltyn, BroadSource co-founder and CEO noted, “We are so pleased to be launching EMU SaaS to our European customers. This technology is unique to the Cloud UC ecosystem. Our customers have been benefitting from EMU operating within their own environment or our Asian point of presence for a number of years now. This next milestone means that our European Service Providers customers can now also benefit from a subscription to EMU SaaS. The power of EMU is solving really practical, everyday problems for our customers and their Cloud UC environments based on BroadWorks™ technology. We are delighted with the feedback so far and excited to have EMU available in Europe About EMUEMU is an Extraction, Manipulation and Update (EMU) platform for Cloud UC developed by BroadSource and specialising in the BroadWorks™ platform. With just one click, Service Providers can: EXTRACT every piece of information from their BroadWorks™ environment to audit, analyse or backup customer group configurations MANIPULATE thousands of configuration attributes in seconds, preparing for migrations UPDATE, en masse, configuration settings, saving hundreds of ‘clicks’ and many hours Our European CustomersUsing their own secure BroadWorks™ credentials, Service Providers and their partners can perform one or all of the services hosted within the BroadSource multi-tenanted, fully redundant EMU SaaS instance. EMU now performs many subscriber manipulation tasks that where once thought of as impossible. As Cloud UC subscriptions take over premise PBX numbers, EMU is perfectly positioned to allow the Service Provider to rapidly scale, contain operational costs and simplify the management of large volumes of subscriber configuration data. Service Providers in Europe now have an array of ‘every day use cases’ to better manage their BroadWorks ™ powered Cloud UC platform. Typical examples include: Customer migrations to Cloud UC Consolidation of voice platforms through mass subscriber migration Configuration auditing of thousands of users, each with thousands of settings in real ime, on a single page Real time customer configuration comparisons in a help desk to reduce time to restore customer issues Updates to configurations en masse Bulk provisioning Group backup and restore and; License and Service Pack reporting, managing compliance and leakage Subscription to EMU SaaS is based on one or all of the following functions: EMU Audit EMU Update EMU Provision EMU Migrate EMU Backup EMU Restore EMU Compare EMU Reporting BroadSource MarketingPlease direct enquires to: marketing@broadsource.com.au NSFOCUS launches in Australia, ideally placed to halt cyber attack tsunami from China 2017-03-17T22:18:14Z nsfocus-launches-in-australia-ideally-placed-to-halt-cyber-attack-tsunami-from-china SYDNEY, March 17, 2017 – NSFOCUS, a global provider of intelligent hybrid DDoS defences, today announced its launch into Australia. The company believes it is uniquely placed to defend against cyber-attacks from China.   Recent reports have indicated that up to 40 percent of global cyber-attacks are associated with China and the exploits discovered in this region can take days, weeks, or even months before they are replicated elsewhere.   “NSFOCUS Global Threat Intelligence is ideally placed to help Australian organisations improve their awareness and enterprise security posture – delivering both strategic and tactical intelligence, and providing organisations with a complete view of the global threat landscape, including China,” said Attley Ng, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, NSFOCUS.   NSFOCUS is the only company that can provide insight from inside China as well elsewhere around the world, making it uniquely qualified to help mitigate these risks before they escalate. With more than 4,000 active customers, 12,000 network sensors, extensive honeypot networks, over 700G of data collected daily, and visibility into 400 million endpoints, NSFOCUS’ suite of Threat Intelligence solutions help organisations to get ahead of future attacks by implementing countermeasures quickly to protect critical assets.   “The launch of NSFOCUS into Australia is a natural extension of our progress across Asia Pacific,” said Mr. Ng. “Australia has a mature information technology market, with a rich depth of IT expertise that includes cyber security professionals, yet corporates and governments are still falling prey to cyber-attacks.”   He added: “In the aftermath of the massive cyber-attacks the world witnessed last year, organisations in Australia and worldwide can no longer rely solely on threat intelligence feeds to alert them to risks.   “Despite rapid innovation to combat growing threats, security professionals with limited intelligence resources still struggle to keep up with the overwhelming amount of data points these systems aggregate. Implementing a holistic, intelligence-driven solution with true global insight can help security teams to understand strategic and tactical intelligence – not just feed data - to take immediate action on the threats to their business. Our worldwide team of researchers and engineers work around the clock to help customers gain visibility and threat context to effectively respond to threats, both known and unknown.”   The NSFOCUS Threat Intel feed integrates seamlessly with the company’s Cloud and On-Premises DDoS defences, giving organisations such as government, big enterprises and service providers in Australia an additional layer of secured protections.   NSFOCUS has appointed Aquion as its Authorised Value Distributor, to provide localised support to the Australian market and help in recruitment and enabling security channel partners. Already NSFOCUS has committed to sponsoring two major security events this year: the AISA security conference and AusCert 2017.   Stephen Balicki, Managing Director, Aquion said: “Our partnership with NSFOCUS presents us with exceptional opportunities, as their comprehensive solutions deliver a real edge in the data security arena. These will appeal to channel partners and reinforce our AqSEC business unit which helps customers to monitor, manage and secure all elements of enterprise infrastructure using the best technologies.”   “As an endorsement of our capabilities, NSFOCUS is the leading choice when it comes to data security options,” said James Braunegg, Managing Director of Melbourne-based Micron21. “Our Tier IV data centre is the first in Australia to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification. This establishes Micron 21 as the most secure, reliable and high calibre commercial information technology facility in Australia.   “In addition to our Tier IV compliance, Micron 21 is ISO 27001 certified. To achieve these stellar standards, we researched the best data security options, and selected NSFOCUS. Now we are confident that reliability, security and premium technology set the standard for our services.”   The NSFOCUS suite of Threat Intelligence solutions includes:   NSFOCUS Threat Intelligence (NTI) Portal: Allows users to gain additional insight into various threats and threat actors via research, data collection, and analysis of crowdsourced information. NSFOCUS customers can drill deeper into detail on threats, upload malware samples for analysis, and monitor/track IP addresses with automatic notifications – providing a tailored experience for the most relevant threats. Threat Analysis Alerts and Reports: NSFOCUS provides timely analysis on threat trends, campaigns and actors, in addition to critical vulnerabilities identified. Via weekly blogs, emergency alerts and regularly released reports, customers are updated on the latest threat information available. Actionable Data Feeds: Delivered by strategically located NSFOCUS Cloud Centers, these feeds provide information across four crucial risk areas: IP Reputation: A list of IP addresses that have earned a negative reputation through involvement in suspicious activity, including phishing, botnets, APTs, DDoS attacks and more. Malicious Web/URL: A domain reputation list that includes malicious websites that are the source of exploit kits, malware and phishing attacks. Command & Control:  A set of IP addresses that are known to control botnet armies used to take services offline. This feed is used to prevent organizations’ own resources from unknowingly participating in cyber-attacks, mitigate ransomware, as well as conserving network resources. Malware Hashes: A set of MD5 file hashes that can be used to identify malware in email or file transfers, as well as stored data – protecting against malware, ransomware, Trojans, scanning, probing, and data leakage. NSFOCUS can easily augment existing threat intelligence through integration with other threat intelligence offerings or SIEM deployments, and across NSFOCUS’ network and application security products.   To learn more about NSFOCUS’ approach to threat intelligence, visit http://nsfocusglobal.com/threat-intelligence/  Contact Christine Tee Sr. Director, Channels and Marketing, NSFOCUS (65) 9679 1481 ctee@nsfocusglobal.com  About NSFOCUS IB   NSFOCUS IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSFOCUS, an award-winning enterprise application and network security provider, with operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. NSFOCUS IB has a proven track record of combatting the increasingly complex cyber threat landscape through the construction and implementation of multi-layered defense systems. The company's Intelligent Hybrid Security strategy utilizes both cloud and on-premises security platforms, built on a foundation of real-time global threat intelligence, to provide unified, dynamic protection from advanced cyber threats.   NSFOCUS has fifteen years of success and experience working with Fortune 500 companies, including four of the world’s five largest financial institutions, as well as organizations in insurance, retail, healthcare, critical infrastructure industries as well as government agencies. NSFOCUS IB has technology and channel partners in more than 60 countries, and is a winner of the Microsoft Bug Bounty Program for 4 consecutive years, a member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), StopBadware.org, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).   Enterprise- and carrier-grade products undergo rigorous evaluation and testing to Veracode VL4 and ISO 27001 certification, delivering powerful and effective threat management combined with advanced data analytics and intrusion prevention and detection capabilities.   A research arm, the NSFOCUS Security Labs, is a renowned technical research center that tracks and analyzes global intelligence while identifying new network vulnerabilities and security trends.   Visit NSFOCUS: www.nsfocusglobal.com Read the blog: http://nsfocusglobal.com/category/blog/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSFOCUS_Intl Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nsfocus Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nsfocus/   NSFOCUS; NSFOCUS, INC. and NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) are trademarks or registered trademarks of NSFOCUS, Inc. All other names and trademarks are property of their respective firms.         BOARD 10.1 Brings Business into the Cognitive Space 2017-03-17T01:31:00Z board-10-1-brings-business-into-the-cognitive-space By combining cognitive technologies, storytelling and in-context collaboration BOARD 10.1 augments business users’ capabilities to unleash new intelligence from data and instantly translate insights into action.   BOARD International, the world’s leading supplier of Decision Making software for enterprises, today announced availability of BOARD 10.1, the new release of its all-in-one platform for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Predictive Analytics.   BOARD 10.1 is the first step of a transformative journey that will progressively extend the reach of the BOARD platform to decision-making tasks traditionally performed by humans, creating disruptive business advantages for organizations.   "In BOARD 10.1 we are enhancing the platform with cognitive technologies that mimic human understanding and thought processes" said BOARD International CTO Pietro Ferrari.   "This way the new BOARD version drastically improves the way people interact with data, making it natural and easy, like an interaction amongst humans. On a single platform and architecture, we are bridging the domains of cognitive computing with business intelligence, planning, simulation and predictive analytics to revolutionise how business decisions can be made."  Search Generated Analytics The new Search Generated Analytics function enables users to perform analyses without even needing to lay a finger on the keyboard. Business users with zero technical knowledge can simply interrogate BOARD verbally and get back a machine-generated report that is automatically integrated with vocal and written narratives. The same results are achievable also by typing in a question: BOARD will automatically create a pertinent report and returns all the most relevant results amongst existing reports.  Story Telling New story-telling functionality allows users to create a personalized version of enterprise reports and save them in the form of a live presentation. The live presentation can be saved into a personal workspace or shared with individuals and workgroups, creating a virtual community working together in real time on the same reports.  In-Context Collaboration BOARD 10.1 strongly enhances collaboration across decision-making processes by introducing the ability for multiple users to work together in real time on the same analysis and to contextually communicate through an embedded chat.  Automated narration At a user’s request, BOARD 10.1 automatically generates smart descriptions of analyses and reports to highlight what is most important and interesting, both in the form of text and voice.    Cutting-Edge User Experience BOARD 10.1 introduces a totally redesigned drag and drop UI that drastically improves the interaction with data and minimises the learning curve for business users, allowing them to easily and effectively create their own personal views of enterprise reports.  About BOARD International BOARD is the #1 decision-making platform for organisations of any size. Founded in 1994, BOARD International has enabled more than 3,500 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Analytics applications on a single unified and programming-free platform. ENDS   Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # PM-Partners Invests For Growth With Ken Sheargold Named CEO, and Appoints New Board 2017-03-16T01:03:20Z pm-partners-invests-for-growth-with-ken-sheargold-named-ceo-and-appoints-new-board Sydney March 16, 2017 - PM-Partners, Australia’s independent leader in large scale project management and delivery, continues to invest for growth with the appointment of public and private sector industry veteran Ken Sheargold as Chief Executive Officer. With a twenty year history PM-Partners has ASX top 50 clients spanning aviation, banking and finance, government, mining energy and resources, infrastructure, oil and gas, media and not-for-profit sectors. The company helps clients run projects better to deal with disruption and competition. Each year it delivers over $2BN of projects and trains over 9000 people. Sheargold, who has been Transformation Consultant at PM-Partners for the past 14 months, takes the helm from May 8 with the remit to steer the company through its next phase of enterprise growth. Existing Co-Founders and Partners, Pete Swan, Nik Samuelson and Steve Hewitson remain in the business and move to newly created Board Level roles, and will focus on internal coaching and advisory roles. Sheargold brings considerable senior strategic and management expertise to the role having held Executive Director roles at Telstra (Corporate Strategy and Customer Service), NSW Premier and Cabinet, Public Works and Service First. He also spent sixteen years in the Australian Defence Force. Sheargold holds postgraduate qualifications in Telecommunications Systems Management, Management Studies and holds a Diploma in Personnel and Resource Management. He is also a fellow of the Customer Service Institute of Australia. PM-Partners’ consistent excellence in project and programme service delivery for blue-chip organisations navigating disruption and competition have earned it a long-standing market-leading position in delivering large-scale transformational public and private sector projects. “It’s not often that a high calibre executive leader like Ken enters your business - I speak for the Founding Partners at PM-Partners that we are excited about entrusting what we and the team have built, to Ken. His strength, energy, and experience will provide the impetus for PM-Partners’ next phase of growth,” said Pete Swan, Director at PM-Partners. “To our people in the business, and to our valued clients and partners - it’s business as usual. And for us, business as usual means high-growth high quality, outcomes-based transformational blue-chip projects. We help people and clients reach their full potential. I’m proud to have the opportunity to take the incredible success that the teams at all levels have created over the last twenty years and blend it with our strategy for the next level of sustained enterprise growth. We have been the go-to partners for blue chip organisations for twenty years, and we will remain that solid, exceptional partner for them.” For more information, please visit https://www.pm-partners.com.au/. About PM-Partners We help clients turn strategy into operational agility and performance. For over 20 years the PM-Partners group has worked with private and public sector organisations to run projects, programmes and PMOs or provide the advice and support needed to help run them better. Our experienced people provide Resourcing, Delivery, Advisory and Capability services, supported by our long-term investment in tools, assets and solutions. Established over 20 years, 300 people, client project portfolio over $2B, train and certify 9000+ professionals each year, advise and support agile and PMO environments for Australia’s leading organisations and government departments. The Earthquake Commission (EQC) Selects OnBase by Hyland 2017-03-15T23:43:23Z the-earthquake-commission-eqc-selects-onbase-by-hyland AUCKLAND – March 16, 2017 – Following a comprehensive procurement process, the Earthquake Commission (http://www.eqc.govt.nz/) (EQC), a natural disaster insurer that also provides research and education to New Zealand residents, has selected OnBase by Hyland, hosted in the Hyland Cloud (http://www.onbase.com/cloud).    EQC will leverage OnBase as the content management component within its claims management system, Guidewire ClaimCenter®. The OnBase integration with ClaimCenter will provide staff with a more efficient way to manage customer claim documents and communications.   “We sought an enterprise information platform that would continue to enhance EQC’s future capabilities,” said Linda Smith, manager business enablement at EQC. ”By extending our Guidewire ClaimCenter functionality and automating the entire claim process, customer information is linked in a secure, centralised system. This new functionality will provide efficiencies for both customers and our staff.”   EQC is the first customer using Hyland’s new secure data centers in New Zealand (http://news.onbase.com/hyland-adds-two-data-centers-in-new-zealand-to-support-growing-cloud-customers/). The co-located data centres in Auckland and Wellington meet the rigorous standards for data sovereignty and encryption required by New Zealand’s government, ensuring EQC’s data is protected by the highest levels of digital and physical security protocols.    “By choosing to host its OnBase solution within the Hyland Cloud, EQC adheres to strict compliance requirements to keep data localised – with secondary locations, multiple copies and N+1 redundancy  – while ensuring content is always available to process claims faster and deliver resolutions to customers,” said Ruth Fisk, director of global insurance sales at Hyland.    To learn more about the benefits of integrating Guidewire ClaimCenter with OnBase, visit OnBase.com/Insurance: http://www.onbase.com/insurance   About OnBase by Hyland  OnBase is a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes and cases deployed via mobile, on-premises or in the Hyland Cloud (http://www.onbase.com/cloud). Providing enterprise content management (ECM), case management, business process management (BPM), records management and capture all on a single platform, OnBase transforms organisations around the globe by empowering them to become more agile, efficient and effective. Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) for the OnBase platform is available with our complementary offering, ShareBase by Hyland.  Seamless integrations with policy, billing and claims management systems speed processing times across the entire insurance lifecycle from underwriting to claims, increasing the quality and efficiency of work and customer service. Using OnBase, nearly 600 carriers have achieved results by increasing profitability through accurate and consistent underwriting decisions while decreasing response times and costs associated with claims. For more information about Hyland’s solutions for the insurance industry, please visit OnBase.com/Insurance: http://www.onbase.com/insurance   ENDS Fifth Ocean Technologies Joins the Official Liferay Partner Program 2017-03-15T21:45:00Z fifth-ocean-technologies-joins-the-official-liferay-partner-program SYDNEY, Australia – (16 March, 2017) – Liferay Australia Pty Ltd, which helps companies to create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices, has announced the signing of a partnership with Fifth Ocean Technologies (Fifth Ocean). Fifth Ocean is an Australian-based consulting company that has been at the forefront of digital transformation for more than a decade and specialises in software consultancy, development and support services on the Liferay platform. Fifth Ocean has a long association with the Liferay community having delivered numerous Liferay Portal projects to organisations in the private and government sector, most recently agencies and departments at the federal and state government level operating in highly regulated environments. One of the first priorities for Fifth Ocean is to extend their migration expertise to Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Digital transformation and seamless customer experience is now a major priority for business and government departments. The advances in digital technology, mobility and social media means that organisations must meet very high customer and citizen expectations. They expect streamlined, consistent and easy-to-navigate experiences across all digital channels. Fifth Ocean has a reputation for providing expertise and technology to business and public sector organisations to address these changing patterns and to increase engagement. “We have a long-standing relationship with Liferay and the Liferay community, so we’re very happy this relationship has developed into a formal partnership. We are looking forward to bringing more high impact services and technology to the Australian market in collaboration with Liferay Australia," said Victor Zorin, Enterprise Architect and Director of Fifth Ocean Technologies. Since inception Liferay has been open source and offered an Enterprise Subscription in order to provide industry-leading software in conjunction with expert guidance, security, reliability, and the assurances that are necessary for the high demands of digital business. The Liferay Partner Program gives partners access to the Liferay ecosystem including product management, engineering, security, and support teams. “Fifth Ocean’s decision to partner with Liferay is testament to the additional advantages a formal partnership with Liferay can deliver and the features in the Liferay Digital Experience Platform that can help organisations to provide personalised user experiences and bridge operational silos,” said Adrian Johnson, General Manager, Liferay Australia Pty Ltd. - ENDS - About Liferay Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile, and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale, Toyota and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com. About Fifth Ocean Fifth Ocean Technologies (Fifth Ocean) is a proud Australian enterprise with a reputation for empowering leading business and government organisations in their digital transformation journey. With teams located in Canberra, Melbourne and China Fifth Ocean is able to deliver and support its clients’ mission-critical projects. Fifth Ocean specialises in software consultancy, development and support services on the Liferay platform and has Liferay expertise dating back to 2005 and Liferay version 3.0. Fifth Ocean Technologies focuses on transitioning customer-facing paper-based processes into a fully integrated and secure online environment and is a vendor of a Liferay-based e-Forms platform that ensures delivery of online portal solutions with significant reduction of implementation, operational and maintenance costs. www.fifthocean.com.au Contact Liferay Australia Pty Ltd Sarah Heiniger 0452-422-561 sarah.heiniger@liferay.com