The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-27T00:32:39Z CyberGym® and Hitachi enter strategic training partnership to fight growing cyber threat against critical infrastructure 2017-06-27T00:32:39Z -363 Hadera, Israel June 27, 2017. CyberGym®, a global leader in cyber defense solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with Hitachi, a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, to launch an advanced hands-on cybersecurity training and defense training facility.  This solution will deliver protective measures for critical infrastructure in a real technological environment.  As part of the agreement, a hands-on cyber security training and defense facility will be established at Hitachi’s complex in Japan. CyberGym will train Hitachi’s employees who will operate the facility. Ofir Hason, CEO of CyberGym, said: "This partnership has been launched at a time when critical infrastructure is a real target in the emerging cyberwar.  Hitachi’s new cyber security training and defense facility in Japan further expands CyberGym’s growing global footprint. The joint activities between CyberGym and Hitachi offers a unique opportunity to form a long-term partnership both in Japan and potentially other countries where Hitachi operates. This agreement demonstrates the increased seriousness and sense of urgency around preparing organizations for cyber-attacks." Gilad Yoshi, CyberGym’s Vice President, Sales & Business Development said: “This deal is another major milestone in establishing CyberGym as a global leader in cyber security training and defense for critical infrastructure companies. As cyber threats are continuously evolving and becoming increasingly dangerous and challenging, CyberGym is committed to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive training methodologies available today. “CyberGym is the only cyber security training and defense provider that trains organizations for active cyber defense, events mitigation and crisis management. This innovative approach is a game-changing paradigm shift that empowers organizations with a wide base of highly trained personnel. In the face of a cyber-attack, these employees will possess the skills required to effectively protect the organization's assets and interests.” CyberGym's training is conducted in a staged technological environment which is identical to the one in which the organization operates. This is a unique approach that enables organizations to practice real-world cyber-attack scenarios that are as close as possible to the "real thing.  Cybergym takes considerable pride that world class technology giant Hitachi has selected to partner with CyberGym. This new opportunity serves to validate CyberGym's technological leadership and world-leading solutions.   -            ENDS      -         CyberGym® is the global leader in cyber defense solutions for financial organizations, critical and sensitive governmental, infrastructure and production companies. The company provides comprehensive IT security services and was established by top level cyber security experts who had graduated from Israel’s military cyber security corps. Our team has “battle proven” experience in combating advanced cyber threats, relying on years of guarding against Israel’s unique security threats. CyberGym® is a joint venture of Israel Electric Corporation (www.iec.co.il), a 7.7 billion USD company, which faces countless cyber-attacks on a daily basis, and CyberControl, Israel’s leading cyber security consultancy established by ex NISA operatives and security experts. About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including: Power and Energy; Industry; Distribution; Water, Urban Development, and Finance; Government and Public  Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.   COMPANY ENQUIRIES                                                            MEDIA ENQUIRIES Ofir Hason                                                                                  Georgie Morell Co-Founder and CEO                                                               Director Media & Communications CyberGym                                                                                  Market Eye        P: + 972 50 296 3752                                                               P: + 61 438 008 383 E:ofirh@cybergym.co.il                                                         E: georgie.morell@marketeye.com.au     Media release: Datto named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for DRaaS 2017-06-26T23:02:00Z media-release-datto-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-2017-magic-quadrant-for-draas Norwalk, Conn -- June 26, 2017 –  Datto, Inc. a provider of backup and DRaaS appliances, SaaS data protection, and managed networking products, today announced that the company has been included in Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Datto was recognized for the second consecutive year in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is recognized as one of the leading resources used by companies evaluating DRaaS providers in the market.1   Providing data protection and business continuity solutions for more than 50,000 companies around the world, Datto ensures business data and infrastructure is continuously secure and accessible no matter where that data is stored, whether it’s on-site or in the cloud.   Datto’s flagship product line is the market leading SIRIS 3, the only complete DRaaS solution available as a physical, software or virtual appliance protecting Windows, Mac, and Linux workloads. Business data can be backed up to a local device and synchronized to the secure 320+ petabyte Datto Cloud to provide robust recovery options from any type of disaster. This provides failover to a virtual machine and restoration in as little as 6 seconds to return to normal business operations.   Additionally, Datto offers the SaaS Protection product suite securing G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 data to protect against data loss in these popular SaaS applications. Datto Networking, Datto’s latest solution built for Managed Service Providers, complements DRaaS with network continuity for small and medium businesses through access points, switches and the networking appliance with integrated 4G LTE failover.   “Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly important as businesses continue to face evolving threats, especially cyberattacks, that threaten to shut down their operations,” said Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc. “We believe being named a visionary in this space could only be achieved by our focus on keeping businesses running, no matter the circumstance. We are continuously building on our market leading business continuity offerings and released compelling new services at our recent DattoCon 2017 conference.”   Releases at DattoCon 2017 included new features such as robust Hyper-V support and Fast Failback enabling rapid restoration, an expansion of the SIRIS 3X all-flash line to include rack mounted units, and a refresh of Datto’s most popular BDR device, the ALTO 3, which is designed to support smaller environments.   Additional announcements highlighted a next generation architecture for Datto SaaS Protection to enable lightning fast performance, upgrades to the Datto Networking line, and enhancements to the Partner Portal featuring new dashboards for real-time, mobile visibility into the status of Datto products and services. All in, the DattoCon product announcements further Datto’s MSP led strategy of protecting business data on-site, in transit, and in the cloud.  Gartner Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.   1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers; June 19, 2017.  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/India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of Dattodatto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 Free on site Cloud Training 2017-06-26T05:56:01Z free-on-site-cloud-training The Cloud Training Institute is currently offering free on site Cloud Training for any Companies located in Sydney, Australia. The following is the only criteria you need to obtain this free training. Be a registered Company located in Sydney*, Australia. Be able to supply your own training room. Have at least 6 people available for the training. Have an active interest in furthering your organisations skills in either Amazon Web Services or OpenStack Cloud Technologies. The following 2 courses are currently on offer. AWS Technical Fundamentals (2 hours) OpenStack Technical Fundamentals (2 hours) To book your free training or for any further inquiries please call us on the number below 1300 58 66 27 *We can also offer Free Training to Companies in other Australian Capital Cities apart from Sydney.However the cost of a return airfare from Sydney will need to factored in. New funding model to revolutionise Australia’s SaaS market 2017-06-26T05:30:54Z new-funding-model-to-revolutionise-australia-s-saas-market SYDNEY,22nd June 2017 - Australian finance company Multipli has launched the world’s first subscription prepayment funding model for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Under this new funding arrangement, Multipli will finance subscription customers for the life of their contract, paying SaaS companies upfront for monies owed from subscription customers. SaaS start-ups face a constant cash flow battle as they build new technology, and fund marketing and customer service activities, with only monthly subscription payments from customers to fund their growth. The result of this inevitable cash flow trough is that many innovative technologies simply don’t get off the ground, or SaaS founders give up valuable equity in the early, formative years to venture capitalists. Multipli Managing Director John Delaney said the only way for Australia’s SaaS market to become truly competitive on a global scale was to develop viable options to fund the growth of “pay-as-you-use” technology companies. “Usage-based subscription models are rapidly becoming the way of the future for technology and software companies around the world, and Australian SaaS companies will be unable to compete if we don’t come up with new ways to ensure they can grow and innovate,” Mr Delaney said. “By funding customer subscription contracts and paying SaaS companies the full subscription amount up front, SaaS clients can fund their own growth from sales.” Through subscription pre-payment funding, Multipli finances full subscription contract and pays the SaaS company for the full cash amount of the contracted term. Multipli created the subscription pre-payment funding service eight years ago for one of Australia’s greatest SaaS success stories, LEAP Legal Software. LEAP Founder Christian Beck said without this pioneering funding method he would have been unable to achieve the great successes he has for LEAP and data search company InfoTrack. “Multipli has helped us fund over 5,250 individual client contracts, producing $122M of pre-payments since 2009. These prepayments fuelled the growth of both LEAP and InfoTrack,” Mr Beck said. “In 2009, we needed capital to take LEAP and InfoTrack into the next stages of growth, but we were pre-profit and could not borrow, and we were frustrated that we could not raise capital at a valuation we felt was worthwhile for existing shareholders,” he said. “Pre-payment via Multipli allowed us to bring our cash flow forward by approximately 18 months, giving us extra cash flow to build both LEAP and InfoTrack into dominant positions without any dilution to shareholders. This not only made shareholders wealthy it also allowed our employee share plan to perform exceptionally well. We have created many millionaires from employees of a relatively small software company.” Completion of Sale of EnviroSuite’s Consulting Practice 2017-06-26T04:31:19Z completion-of-sale-of-envirosuite-s-consulting-practice EnviroSuite Limited (ASX: EVS) (EnviroSuite or the Company) today announced the completion of the sale of its entire Pacific Environment Consulting practice, including DLA, (together PEC) to the world’s leading environmental and sustainability consulting group, Environmental Resources Management (ERM).  Details of the sale are set out in the Company’s announcement of 27 April 2017.   Robin Ormerod, Managing Director and Founder of EnviroSuite, said “This is a transformational transaction for EnviroSuite as it becomes a focused, well-funded, global SaaS technology business. I would like to thank the staff of EnviroSuite, our legal advisers Addisons, and corporate advisers TMT Partners, for their assistance in the transaction.  We look forward to working with ERM as one of our partners in the globalisation of the EnviroSuite platform.” - - -About ERM Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. Through more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people, ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for its clients. Over the past three years, ERM has worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 companies, delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients, helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.  About EnviroSuite EnviroSuite Limited (ASX:EVS), is a global provider of monitoring and operational management services through its leading software-as-a-service platform. The EnviroSuite platform provides a range of monitoring, management and reporting capabilities that are incorporated into a diverse array of operations from water treatment to large scale construction, open cut mines, food processing, port operations, environmental regulators and other industry uses. The leading edge software platform complements and facilitates the pace of technology adoption by industry and the growing expectations of communities the world over that hold environmental quality as key pillars to human health and wellbeing. EnviroSuite offers a stand-alone software service through to a comprehensive platform to assist companies with their environmental monitoring, management and reporting requirements. The EnviroSuite technology was developed, and continues to be driven and supported by some of the world’s best minds in environmental science and engineering.  EnviroSuite is receiving increasing global recognition for its innovative platform that is quickly working its way into the everyday operations of industry. ENDS CA Technologies named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide 2017-06-22T08:42:13Z ca-technologies-named-a-leader-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-project-portfolio-management-worldwide Sydney – 22 June, 2017 -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide."* The report evaluated CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM), and positioned CA Technologies highest in the Leaders quadrant for Ability to Execute. According to the report, "Leaders can provide comprehensive, resilient and high-performance PPM functionality to the project-execution-level customer as well as to the portfolio-level customer. Additionally, leaders recognise the market need for different types of PPM products matching well with the proliferation of different project and work environments of their prospective customers. As such, leaders are acquiring and building out a thoughtful inventory of different PPM products supporting the varied types of customers looking for software in the PPM space.” “In order to lead, companies must anticipate their customer’s needs and deliver on those needs faster than the competition,” said Angela Tucci, general manager, Agile Management, CA Technologies. “CA Project & Portfolio Management provides our customers the ability to quickly correlate financial and business investments with value delivery, giving them the ability to anticipate, react and invest faster than their competition to meet market needs.” With CA PPM, companies can track and prioritise market and customer needs and make better decisions on how to invest limited resources to better optimise enterprise, IT, service and product portfolios. Available via the cloud, on-premises, and hosted delivery models, CA PPM improves business leaders' ability to prioritise strategic initiatives and resources. CA Technologies was one of three vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant. A recognised leader in PPM, in November 2016 CA Technologies was named as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications."** CA’s Agile Management solutions are being demonstrated at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2017, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida and June 12-13 in London, England. For more information on CA Project and Portfolio solutions, visit: www.ca.com/us/products/ca-project-portfolio-management.html or visit CA at Booth #30 in Orlando, and Booth #P2 in London. To receive a complimentary copy of the report, visit Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide. *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Matt Light, Teresa Jones, May 25, 2017. **Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications," Daniel B. Stang, Stefan Van Der Zijden, November 22, 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # Enterprise software executives boost Cyara team in Australia 2017-06-21T03:53:35Z enterprise-software-executives-boost-cyara-team-in-australia Melbourne, 19 June, 2017 - Cyara, the leading Customer Experience (CX) Assurance Platform, today announced an expansion to the Australia and New Zealand teams with the addition of three new Account Executives. John O’Brien joins Cyara as a Senior Account Executive and brings 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, including stints in Europe and the United States with HP. He was also involved in starting and building the team for the world’s leading customer experience platform vendor, Genesys, in Australia. He is based in Brisbane. Rob Thomas-Hunt has worked in the IT industry for 25 years with a variety of vendors and system integrators, including Avaya and Dimension Data. He is based in Melbourne. Also based in Melbourne is Stephen Mitchell, who joins Cyara as a Senior Account Executive for the Federal Government sector. He brings over 20 years’ experience from within the IT and Contact Centre industry sectors, including successful senior roles with Genesys and Nuance and was recognised by BRW Magazine in 2008. Stephen has dedicated his attention to ensuring that any technology transition delivers a successful customer experience outcome for his customers. Josephine Vizzari, Cyara’s Regional General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said the hires were a coup for Cyara. “I think the industry experience, professionalism, and maturity John, Rob, and Stephen bring to Cyara are testament to the positive direction we’re heading in as a company,” she said. “As a result of their years of selling enterprise software, John, Rob, and Stephen of course know the value and importance of brand assurance and the vital role it plays in the success of an organisation’s customer experience,” she said. Alok Kulkarni, Cyara CEO, echoed Vizzari’s sentiments. “We’re entering a new phase and I’m thrilled to welcome John, Rob, and Stephen — some of the industry’s leading talent — to the Cyara team in Australia,” he said. About Cyara As the global, leading provider of an omnichannel customer experience assurance platform, Cyara was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in CRM Customer Service and Customer Support in 2015. Cyara accelerates the delivery of flawless customer experiences for voice and digital channels at scale while reducing the risk of customer-facing defects. Every day, millions of flawless customer interactions are delivered by some of the most recognisable brands in the world that use the Cyara Platform. For more information please visit http://www.cyara.com/ or connect with Cyara on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.  News and invitation: First Acquia Engage Conference in Asia Pacific Addresses Digital Transformation with Open Source and Cloud 2017-06-21T00:23:32Z news-and-invitation-first-acquia-engage-conference-in-asia-pacific-addresses-digital-transformation-with-open-source-and-cloud Sydney, June 21, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced keynote speakers, sponsors and session tracks for its inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan, from August 22-23, which will bring together digital experience leaders and practitioners from around the region.   Executives from enterprise organisations including Flight Centre, EnergyAustralia, IAG, ADMA, Asian Development Bank, Pac12 Networks, Australian Government Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Energy among others, will gather at the InterContinental Sydney to share their experience in digital innovation and transformation. They will also hear from Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal open source web content management system and co-founder of Acquia, along with Acquia Chief Product Officer Christopher Stone, who will share insight into Acquia’s product roadmap.   “Acquia Engage will bring digital experience professionals together in Sydney for two days of knowledge sharing and insight into disruptive strategies that drive growth and engagement,” Buytaert said. “Each presenter will show how their organizations are setting the standard for orchestrating customer experiences across channels.”   The conference agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical sessions, organisational strategy sessions, and executive business sessions all focused on helping organisations succeed with their digital initiatives.   “Staging the first Engage event outside of North America really marks a milestone for Acquia in Asia Pacific. More importantly it exemplifies the adoption of cloud and open source technologies as a differentiator in digital experience technology in Asia Pacific,” said Tahlor DiCicco, director of marketing, Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our impressive speaker and sponsor line-up from around the region demonstrates the commitment of enterprises, the public sector and digital agencies to using the most advanced open source technologies to solve the complex digital issues.”   Acquia Engage Asia Pacific is supported by leading digital agencies and technical development organisations: Ogilvy, Publicis Groupe, CI&T, Deloitte Digital, Doghouse Media, VML, IE Digital, Loud & Clear, Salsa Digital, Technocrat, Morpht, Adelphi Digital and Digital Garden.   For more information about Engage and to register, please visit https://apjengage.acquia.com/register. 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 Hitachi Data Systems Recognised in the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2017 2017-06-20T06:01:31Z hitachi-data-systems-recognised-in-the-networkworld-asia-information-management-awards-2017 SYDNEY, June 2017 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE:6501), has won the Hyperconverged and Virtualized Infrastructure Solution category of the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2017. These awards recognise Asia's leaders in information security, storage and data management for the huge advances made in these fields. The awards are guided by a team of experienced editors as well as a panel of CIO judges with domain expertise and insight in information management. “In the digital economy, where hybrid clouds, big data and analytics play a major role in the success of digital business transformation, data centres are looking at ways to reduce complexity and cost of their infrastructure," said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief of NetworkWorld and Enterprise Group Editorial Director at Questex Asia. "Hyperconvergence and virtualization are proven and key in addressing these growing business technology demands. And enterprises are looking for strong and effective partners like Hitachi Data Systems to deliver on the promises of virtualized and hyperconverged infrastructure." “Modern IT departments are looking to usher in digital transformation with reliable infrastructure that can deliver cloud-like agility, with improved efficiency and simplified manageability,” said Russell Skingsley, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems. “Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) family of hybrid and all-flash hyperconverged appliances enable businesses to drive change and stay ahead of the competition.” Hitachi hyperconverged systems, powered by VMWare vSAN software-defined storage and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Advisor software, simplify data centre complexity with easier planning, procuring, installation and management of an integrated stack of compute, storage and virtualization. Deploying and managing UCP HC appliances requires minimal skills and effort, freeing resources for higher business value activities. UCP HC appliances also save operational overhead with a smaller data center footprint, resulting in lower power and cooling expenses. Building on the Hitachi legacy, UCP HC family provides native and optimised data protection and disaster recovery solutions to deliver resilient infrastructure. Other advantages include linear scale-out architecture; Quality of Service (QoS) per virtual machine (VM); smart life cycle management; and one-stop, 24/7 support from a single vendor. Next-generation Hitachi hyperconverged solutions provide a reliable platform to meet the collective needs of business applications, databases, analytics, virtual desktops, ROBO, DevOps and cloud-hosting deployments, for both enterprise and midmarket environments. Find Out More   Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC   Twitter   LinkedIn     About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.   About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.   HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. CA Technologies helps create agile businesses with faster time-to-market by connecting strategy, execution and delivery 2017-06-20T03:39:38Z ca-technologies-helps-create-agile-businesses-with-faster-time-to-market-by-connecting-strategy-execution-and-delivery SYDNEY, 20 June, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced new capabilities across its Agile Management portfolio for a clear and connected view of work in progress and available resources to align and execute on strategy. The solutions help fuel business agility with: The latest release of CA’s market-leading Project & Portfolio solution (CA PPM) gives greater insights into current and future resource planning as well as increased functionality for team collaboration. New features for teams in CA Agile Central that ensure team work is clearly aligned to company objectives to allow employees to see how they contribute to top line growth. And additional integrations across CA’s vast product portfolio that allow organizations to leverage the funding, investment and planning capabilities of CA PPM with visibility into what is being delivered via CA Agile Central, so that companies can make better, fact-based decisions. CA PPM offers ability to anticipate and plan team resources with industry-first telescoping A recognised PPM solutions provider, CA was named a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide.* The latest CA PPM solution offers the industry’s first telescoping capability to more easily manage time scales within a single view. Resource managers can better anticipate and plan for future demand of resources while project coordinators have more visibility to better manage and staff current projects. Additionally, new functionality includes built-in conversations to encourage collaboration, while pinning and filtering capabilities make it easy for users to isolate specific resource allocation problems and staffing conflicts. CA Agile Central Team Board gives autonomy to teams, and visibility to the business CA Agile Central’s unique capability, Team Board, bridges the gap between team-level autonomy and company strategy with an unprecedented level of process flexibility, supporting Scrum and Kanban at the team level, while ensuring visibility and alignment to business strategy. “Success in today’s fast-paced and quickly changing market requires empowered teams that can easily align their work with overall business strategy. For success at scale, the solutions and tools teams use need to be intuitive, flexible and powerful – and need to support modern ways of working, not slow them down,” said Ken Martin, vice president, Agile Management, CA Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan. “To help companies adapt and win, CA’s Agile Management solutions give business stakeholders clear visibility into the execution and delivery of business plans and financial investments, while also supporting the practices used by today’s teams.” Identify, define and prioritise the most important work with agile + PPM Driving increased visibility into strategic business decisions and work in process, CA PPM has expanded integrations with CA Agile Central to offer customers a 360 degree view of all work being delivered from agile and traditional teams across the enterprise. These new integrations enable: Unified portfolio funding approval: Integrate all work into a unified funding portfolio. Gain visibility into spend on all activities across traditional and agile teams. Flexible backlog management: Maintain feature backlog in Agile for internal teams or in PPM for customer scope controlled contracts. Unified people planning: Add new team members from CA Agile Central to the project staffing to provide enterprise visibility into all work. Simplified cost management: Single time management solution for Agile Central and CA PPM. Combined with a unique time template for finance to classify work without burdening teams with complex rules or audit requirements. CA continues to help companies build applications faster by providing integrated solutions across its Agile Management and Continuous Delivery portfolios. The PPM and CA Agile Central enhancements released today, when combined with the existing CA Agile Central and Continuous Delivery integrated solutions, ensure that customers are able to plan, manage, build and deliver the right products at the right time, tying strategy to delivery, accelerating time to market and allowing rapid response to market changes. Additional links: BLOG: The new CA PPM: convenient, collaborative and powerful DATA SHEET: Integrated solution overview: CA PPM and CA Agile Central PRODUCT TOUR: CA Agile Central product tour *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Matt Light, Teresa Jones, May 25, 2017. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. ZETTA IS THE FIRST WEST AUSTRALIAN ICT COMPANY ON MICROSOFT GLOBAL SKYPE OPERATIONS FRAMEWORK 2017-06-20T02:52:09Z zetta-is-the-first-west-australian-ict-company-on-microsoft-global-skype-operations-framework PERTH, 19 June 2017 – As a leading Microsoft Partner with numerous Gold Competencies, Zetta is pleased to announce that we are the first and only ICT organisation in Western Australia to have successfully been included in Microsoft’s Global Skype Operations Framework (SOF).      SOF is designed to streamline and accelerate your Skype for Business transition by providing industry tried and tested tools and processes, delivered by Zetta’s highly skilled Microsoft Certified Engineers. SOF has been developed using the input of industry experts from around the world, each sharing the common goal of providing a framework for customer success.      Zetta Cloud Voice is a flexible solution that will enhance your existing telephony or complement legacy telephony systems to improve communication within your workforce. The solution is built on Microsoft’s Skype for Business Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing, ensuring businesses benefit from true mobility and connectivity from anywhere with internet access.    With Skype for Business as a single client for voice, video, instant messaging and conferencing, businesses realise value from lower operational costs and better collaboration between their customers, staff, partners and suppliers. Zetta makes it even easier for businesses to access these benefits by managing the implementation and ongoing maintenance on behalf of their customers.    “Zetta has been leading the way for cloud voice in Western Australia, migrating clients to the Microsoft Unified Communications platform for almost ten years”, said CEO, Nathan Harman. “Zetta’s Cloud Voice makes telephony so much easier for organisations. With our extensive experience in managed ICT solutions leveraging Microsoft’s market-leading technology, organisations in WA can say goodbye to expensive and inefficient traditional telephony.”     Ian Heard, Modern Workplace Lead, Microsoft Australia said “Zetta is an important partner for us, with a strong heritage in serving the Western Australian market. We’re pleased to include them in the Skype Operations Framework and look forward to working with them to streamline their customers’ journey with Skype for Business, paving the way for digital transformation in Western Australia.”     Discover more at https://www.zetta.com.au/services/transformation/zetta-cloud-voice/     Hitachi Data Systems Wins Two VMware Innovation OEM Partner of the Year Awards 2017-06-19T23:51:19Z hitachi-data-systems-wins-two-vmware-innovation-oem-partner-of-the-year-awards SYDNEY (June 20, 2017) — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it has been honoured as a winner of two VMware Partner of the Year awards in the Innovation OEM Partner category for its exceptional efforts both globally and in EMEA at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 (see VMware press release here). The two awards recognise the company’s accomplishments in 2016, including unprecedented year-over-year revenue growth and continued integration between Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) offerings and VMware vSphere, vSAN, vRealize and NSX solutions. Furthermore, with its next-generation Programmable Data Center concept, HDS enables customers to consume IT and data services from both traditional and cloud-native workloads, addressing the needs of the entire application portfolio.   “Digital transformation requires a modern, agile IT environment to take advantage of emerging trends and requirements. In collaboration with VMware, we’ve focused on engineering new ways to deliver capabilities that meet customer business objectives, reduce business risk and anticipate future customer needs. We appreciate the recognition for all that we’ve accomplished over the past year and look forward to expanding upon that success with VMware to help customers realise the power of their data for both today and tomorrow,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, Hitachi Data Systems. “For years, VMware and HDS have worked together to help customers on their transformation journey. In 2016, we raised the bar for our partnership with VMware in EMEA and globally. Our successful collaborations have resulted in a digital platform that offers flexibility, agility and a point from which customers can achieve outcomes above and beyond infrastructure modernisation,” said Steve Furniss, vice president, Solutions and Products, Hitachi Data Systems EMEA. “VMware is pleased to recognise this year’s Global Partner Innovation Award winners, which are given to a select group of partners for their exceptional efforts in 2016,” said Ross Brown, senior vice president, Worldwide Partners and Alliances, VMware. “VMware is proud to see Hitachi Data Systems win these awards and we look forward to our continued collaboration.”   About VMware Partner Leadership Summit VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 offered VMware partners the opportunity to engage with VMware executives and industry peers to explore business opportunities, customer use cases, solution practices and partnering best practices. An invitation-only event, VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 provided partners with resources to develop and execute comprehensive go-to-market plans in 2017 and beyond. The event concluded with awards ceremonies recognising exemplary achievements in the VMware Partner ecosystem. Read the press release here.   Hitachi UCP Systems The Hitachi UCP family of converged and hyperconverged systems enable businesses to drive greater agility to stay ahead of competition. They simplify data center complexity with easier planning, implementation and management of an integrated stack of IT infrastructure and VMware virtualization technologies. With VMware at the core, Hitachi UCP systems provide unique management and orchestration software that enables the next generation of converged infrastructure solutions. Hitachi UCP provides the reliability, flexibility, automation and performance to support the most demanding workloads. Our next-generation Hitachi UCP HC hyperconverged infrastructure powered by VMware vSAN delivers linearly scalable performance and high availability with policy-based control for mixed workloads with near-effortless simplicity.   Learn More. Join the Conversation. Twitter LinkedIn Facebook   About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.   About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.   HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. VMware and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. Endace Delivers High Performance, Reliability and Affordability with new 1/10/40 Gbps Packet Capture Card 2017-06-19T19:44:05Z endace-delivers-high-performance-reliability-and-affordability-with-new-1-10-40-gbps-packet-capture-card Auckland, New Zealand — June 19, 2017 — Endace, a world leader in high-speed network recording and network history playback, today announced the release of a new 4-port packet capture card for 1GbE, 10GbE and 40GbE environments at a price to suit cost-conscious OEMs, system builders and high-frequency traders. The new four-port DAG10X4-S provides lossless packet capture on four 1GbE/10GbE links or one 40GbE link. This flexibility makes the DAG10X4-S ideal for use in packet capture and analysis solutions in mixed environments. With four monitoring ports, and the ability to stack multiple cards in a host server, the DAG10X4-S enables system builders to create compact systems, suitable for space-constrained datacenters like the co-location facilities used by financial traders. The DAG10X4-S provides on-board processing for a host of enterprise and encapsulation protocols, such as MPLS and VLAN. Its fan-less cooling design helps ensure the long-term ultra-reliability that DAG cards have long been renowned for and which is of key importance to customers. Endace CEO, Stuart Wilson, says “We designed the DAG10X4-S to deliver ultimate reliability and accuracy in a cost-effective package for OEMs, and customers - such as Financial Traders - who build their own systems. It has all the processing features they need without the features of the more expensive 10X4-P model which is designed for telecommunications companies. The DAG10X4-S delivers flexibility and performance at a market-leading price, and we expect it to be very popular.” Coinciding with the launch of the DAG10X4-S, Endace announced the general release of Version 5.6 of its DAG software. Version 5.6 introduces 40 Gbps receive and transmit for both the new DAG10X4-S and the existing DAG10X4-P cards. It is available to customers as a free upgrade, downloadable at Endace’s new Support Portal at support.endace.com. The DAG10X4-S will be featured this week at Sharkfest 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA and at the STAC Conference in Chicago, IL.