The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-28T23:05:18Z Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps 2017-06-28T23:05:18Z nutanix-teams-up-with-google-cloud-to-fuse-cloud-environments-for-enterprise-apps WASHINGTON D.C. – June 28, 2017 – Nutanix® (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced a strategic alliance with Google® Cloud today at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2017. As a result of the partnership, joint customers will be able to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform™ (GCP). Google and Nutanix will work together to address the technology opportunities for building and operating hybrid clouds that combine the best of private cloud architectures and scalable public cloud environments. Enterprise customers will be able to leverage the combined power of Nutanix and the Google Cloud Platform for: One-Click Hybrid Operations with Nutanix Calm™ for GCP enabling a single control plane for managing applications between GCP and Nutanix cloud environments. Traditional and cloud-native applications can be provisioned into GCP or Nutanix cloud environments with a single click, and migrated between the two cloud environments seamlessly. With Nutanix Calm, applications are modeled as simple, repeatable application blueprints that can be triggered with a single click and easily migrated across Nutanix and GCP environments. Nutanix Xi™ Cloud Services on GCP, enabling Nutanix customers to natively extend their datacenter environment into GCP and providing a unified fabric that will be able to deliver both traditional Mode 1 and modern Mode 2 applications to make lift-and-shift operations between private and public clouds easier. For example, enterprises could leverage a Xi Cloud Services Disaster Recovery running in GCP, and then run BigQuery analytics against the full application data set without expensive, repetitive data migration operations. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS with built-in support for Kubernetes® enabling container-based applications to be deployed, managed and scaled in a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. A joint solution combining Kubernetes, Google Container Engine (GKE) and Acropolis Container Services (ACS) can provide an enterprise-grade environment for containers, including scalable persistent storage services for stateful application workloads. Cloud managers can quickly self-provision Kubernetes via a pre-defined application blueprint with Nutanix Calm, and instantiate containerized applications in either Google Cloud or a Nutanix-powered environment. In addition, Google and Nutanix have agreed to collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) use-cases marrying real-time edge intelligence with core cloud computing. Customers can leverage Nutanix as an “intelligent edge” for GCP-based IoT applications by deploying TensorFlow for edge processing, while training machine learning models and running analytics on the processed metadata in GCP. A concept demo of this IoT platform will be unveiled at the Nutanix .NEXT conference at the session entitled “VS101: IoT and Edge Computing”. “Nutanix and Google are poised to disrupt traditional IT and cloud computing, " said Ashok Belani, EVP Technology, Schlumberger. "We've leveraged both solutions for our private and public cloud services, to drive innovation in the Oil & Gas industry.” “Hybrid Cloud needs be a two-way street,” said Sudheesh Nair, President, Nutanix. “The strategic alliance with Google demonstrates our commitment to simplify operations for our customers with a single enterprise cloud OS across both private and public clouds - with ubiquity, extensibility and intuitive design.” “With this strategic alliance with Nutanix, Google is addressing one of the most pressing technology challenges faced by enterprises – the ability to manage hybrid cloud applications without sacrificing security or scalability,” said Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology Partners, Google Cloud. “Partners like Nutanix are essential for us to build a thriving ecosystem and help enterprises innovate faster." Pricing and Availability The integration of Nutanix Calm and Google Cloud Platform will be available in the first quarter of calendar year 2018. Other features are in development, and pricing details will be announced closer to the release. Resources Announcement .NEXT Release Blog - Nutanix Blog - Google Cloud For more about Google Cloud Platform, visit here Nutanix, visit here About Nutanix Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning our plans and expectations relating to product features and technology that are under development or in process and capabilities of such product features and technology, our plans to introduce product features in future releases, strategic partnerships that are in process, product performance, competitive position and potential market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, new product features or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis; delays in or lack of customer or market acceptance of our new product features or technology; failure to form, or delays in the formation of, new strategic partnerships and the possibility that we may not receive anticipated results from forming such strategic partnerships; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. © 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the Enterprise Cloud Platform, the Nutanix logo, Xi and Nutanix Calm are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nutanix, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Google and Google Cloud Platform are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective holder(s). Nutanix Reboots The Hybrid Cloud With Single OS for the Multi-cloud Era 2017-06-28T23:04:31Z nutanix-reboots-the-hybrid-cloud-with-single-os-for-the-multi-cloud-era Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – NutanixⓇ (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced at its .NEXT Conference 2017 that the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS will be delivered as a full software stack with new multi-cloud capabilities in Nutanix CalmTM and a new cloud service called Nutanix XiTM Cloud Services. The new offerings take a fresh approach to hybrid cloud, empowering customers to use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Software throughout their multi-cloud deployments, including on-premises with platforms from IBMⓇ, Dell EMCTM, LenovoⓇ, CiscoⓇ and HPEⓇ, in the cloud via AWSTM, Google Cloud PlatformTM and AzureTM, or natively with Nutanix Xi Cloud Services. In the multi-cloud era, data and applications are dispersed not just across enterprise private and public clouds, but also distributed remote office/branch office (ROBO) and disaster recovery (DR) environments, as well as edge computing use cases. Today’s enterprises want to build these diverse deployment options into their end-to-end cloud designs, without disjointed IT operations or lock-in to any one virtualization or cloud stack. A single software OS brings a new approach to unifying these multiple clouds – across the full compute, storage and network stack – which dramatically simplifies operations with common IT tooling, enabling application mobility across clouds, while remaining open to any hardware, hypervisor, or cloud. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software Delivered as software, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS supports a variety of hardware platforms, form factors and third-party vendors, ensuring that a single software fabric with unified management can run across all enterprise environments. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS extends beyond Nutanix-branded appliances, OEM offerings from Dell EMC and Lenovo and systems from partner IBM to flexible subscriptions and enterprise license agreements (ELAs) on Cisco and HPE platforms. For consumption as a service, IT leaders will be able to leverage Nutanix software as a native cloud-delivered solution via Xi Cloud Services - seamlessly extending the boundaries of their enterprise datacenter while preserving a consistent, simple one-click experience. Nutanix Xi Cloud Services Xi Cloud Services will empower customers to instantly provision and consume Nutanix infrastructure on demand as a native extension of the enterprise datacenter, delivering a turnkey cloud service built from the same infrastructure stack with the same tooling and SLAs as the core Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. The first available Xi Cloud Service will enable Nutanix customers to set up, manage and test a complete cloud-based DR service in just minutes. Using the same Prism management interface, Nutanix customers can instantly protect their applications and data inline with existing workflows as part of their routine IT operations, avoiding the expense and complexity of a separate DR solution. Nutanix will partner with strategic cloud providers to deliver Xi Cloud Services globally, and to meet the data provenance requirements governing multiple industries and use cases. Nutanix Calm Building and operating a multi-cloud architecture requires that applications can be easily defined, instantiated and scaled independent of the cloud environment. Nutanix Calm abstracts application environments from the underlying infrastructure and recommends the right cloud for the right workload while harmonizing cloud operations. Nutanix Calm will allow applications to be defined via easy-to-use blueprints, which can be provisioned, managed and scaled into different cloud environments. The solution includes a powerful, integrated marketplace so that application designs can be shared across the organization to speed the time to production for new business initiatives. Calm leverages the full stack capabilities of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS across network, compute and storage to holistically converge enterprise infrastructures on AHV, ESXi, Hyper-V, extended to Xi Cloud Services, as well as public clouds including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Product Availability The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS is now available as a software-only offering for popular platforms from Cisco and HPE. Nutanix Calm is planned to be available for sale by calendar Q4 2017. Nutanix Xi Cloud Services for disaster recovery are planned to be offered for early access by calendar Q1 2018. Supporting Quotes: “We see the next decade as the 'decade of coexistence' where there will be a shift of enterprise workloads spread across both traditional environments and public/private ‘multi-clouds,’” said Gary Gauba, Chief Enterprise Relationship Officer and President, Advanced Solutions Group in CenturyLink’s IT & Managed Services business unit. “From our perspective, a converged environment that is highly automated and optimized for workloads – which also provides simplified steady-state management and predictive scaling – will be what drives the business.” "With enterprise architectures encompassing multiple clouds, having a software-driven fabric is imperative for driving efficient IT operations,” Clint Augustine, Senior Director, IT, The Home Depot. “Nutanix has an impressive track record for delivering powerful software solutions that run across different platforms and is well positioned to help us continue to reduce costs and deliver higher value.” “Having an infrastructure strategy that covers on-premises data centers and public cloud without also taking edge and distributed environments into consideration is no longer acceptable for modern businesses,” said Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Enterprise Storage and Converged Infrastructure, IDC. “With its Enterprise Cloud OS, Nutanix is once again offering a compelling vision for enterprise infrastructure that aligns with the needs of this new multi-cloud era.” “Multi-cloud IT strategies require much more than today’s first generation hybrid cloud architectures, which force companies to provision and manage separate IT silos” said Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix. “The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS enables ubiquitous consumption of simple, delightful cloud services across any enterprise infrastructure and will be expanded with Nutanix Calm to deliver a consistent experience across all cloud environments, while new Nutanix Xi Cloud Services will enable enterprise apps to be consumed as a service without burdensome ‘forklift’ operations - making lift-and-shift a thing of the past.” ### Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning our plans and expectations relating to product features and technology that are under development or in process and capabilities of such product features and technology, our plans to introduce product features in future releases, the implementation of our products on additional hardware platforms, strategic partnerships that are in process, product performance, competitive position and potential market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, new product features or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis; delays in or lack of customer or market acceptance of our new product features or technology; the failure of our software to interoperate on different hardware platforms; failure to form, or delays in the formation of, new strategic partnerships and the possibility that we may not receive anticipated results from forming such strategic partnerships; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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Melbourne Business School fostering next generation of Analytics students through strategic partnership with Zetaris 2017-06-28T06:48:52Z melbourne-business-school-fostering-next-generation-of-analytics-students-through-strategic-partnership-with-zetaris Zetaris is proud to announce our partnership with the Melbourne Business School (MBS) as a Corporate Member supporting the activities of The Centre (Centre for Business Analytics). Established in 2014 in response to a McKinsey Global Institute report which estimated a shortage in people with deep analytical skills by 2018 in both the USA and Australia, the Centre is an innovative and multi-disciplinary hub within the Melbourne Business School that provides executive education programs, world-class research and a renowned Master of Business Analytics degree program. The program targets bright and capable graduates from quantitative undergraduate degrees aiming to provide them with the specific tools, skills and industry/business experience to become business-ready analytics professionals. The Master of Business Analytics is offered through the Melbourne Business School and taught jointly by faculty from MBS and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Vinay Samuel, Founder and CEO of Zetaris stated, “As a Corporate Member, we are very excited about the opportunity to work with some of the brightest Analytics students in Australia through the Centre and the MBS. As part of their project, a team of MBS students will learn how to use the Zetaris Lightning next-generation data platform for data warehousing, advanced analytics, machine learning and AI application development.” Professor Ujwal Kayande, Founder and Director, Centre for Business Analytics, Professor of Marketing said, “Our students will have the opportunity to get "hands on" experience by working on industry analytics projects that Zetaris delivers to customers across every industry vertical.” Mark Alexander, Executive Director, Centre for Business Analytics said, “We look forward to the mutual benefits this initiative will bring both for Zetaris, in terms of advanced analytical thinking and more importantly for the participating students, who will gain the ‘real-world’ insights that these types of progressive initiatives can provide. Zetaris is at the cutting edge of advanced analytics and big data tech which is a great differentiator for our students to get exposed to.”  About Zetaris:Zetaris is an analytics software company with deep expertise in data analytics, information management and new big data technologies such as Spark and SparkSQL. Zetaris is a major disrupting force in the Australian Big Data industry, headed by chairman Mr Rob McLean, a member of the Reserve Bank board and Order of Australia, and is funded by high-profile investors such as Exto Partners and Reinventure, Westpac’s VC Fund. Zetaris offers products that allow for the analysis of your data with the objective of reducing the time to insight and therefore allowing business to be more responsive to market needs and trends. Simply speaking, Zetaris is the next generation enterprise data warehousing and analytics platform which deals with ‘big data’ in the Cloud as a service. The Zetaris Platform is based on open technologies, which operate in harmony with its existing client technologies, whatever they may be. To learn more about Zetaris and how we can help your organisation, please contact Marc Pilli at, or go to 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.” Should You Tell Your Employer If You Have a Mental Health Disorder? 2017-06-22T14:42:08Z should-you-tell-your-employer-if-you-have-a-mental-health-disorder What do Buzz Aldrin, Bon Jovi, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The answer is that they have all suffered from mental illness. Winston Churchill even named this disorder “black dog”, indicating that it was his lifelong companion.  According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives and it is the third-leading cause of health problems for New Zealanders. That means, one in 6 employees are likely to be suffering from a mental illness. The big question is?  Should you have to tell your employer if you have a mental health disorder? And, does your employer have the right to ask?    The Health and Safety in Employment Act promotes the health and safety of everyone at work. Employers are required to have systems in place to monitor workplace health and safety and, in terms of mental illness, employers are compelled to: ·       identify workplace practices, actions or incidents which may cause or contribute to the mental illness. ·       Identify issues that may affect the health and safety of workers. ·       take actions to eliminate or minimise these risks. While employers have several legal obligations in relation to privacy, they do have the right to ask certain questions about an employee or potential employee’s mental health status, if obtaining more information about a condition is legitimate, necessary and desirable. This additional information may be: ·       to determine whether the person can perform the inherent requirements of the job. ·       to identify if any reasonable adjustments may be needed, either in the selection and recruitment process or in the work environment. ·       to establish facts for entitlements such as sick leave, superannuation, workers’ compensation and other insurance. If you do ask your employee for information, you must maintain confidentiality and protect his or her right to privacy. This means protecting the information against improper access and disclosure. In turn, all employees (including those with mental illness) are legally obliged to: ·       take reasonable care for their own health and safety. ·       take reasonable care that their acts and/or omissions do not adversely affect the health or safety of others. ·       cooperate with any reasonable instructions to ensure workplace health and safety. The Act defines hazards and harm comprehensively, including harm caused by work-related stress and hazardous behaviour caused by certain temporary conditions, such as mental fatigue or traumatic shock. Employers who ignore the potential for non-physical harms will find themselves facing penalties for not providing a safe workplace, including imprisonment (of up to 5 years) and fines (of potentially up to $3 million). Organisations should also heed the Human Rights Act and Employment Relations Act 2000 that states that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of disability, which includes mental illness.  Ie; It is unlawful for an employer to ask for information about a job applicant’s disability, including their mental health. The Privacy Act 1993 also outlines the collection, storage, use and disclosure of information. If an employer has reason to believe that there is a risk to worker health and safety, then they should have a policy that includes consultation with employees and that consultation should be conducted  formally and confidentially and sensitively.  The law also places an onus on the Employee that they may not endanger themselves or fellow employees. Statistics from Australia have determined that Mental Health Issues cost Australian Business 10.9 Billion Dollars a year and is one of the leading causes of sickness, absence and long term work incapacity in Australia.  However, research from a Price Waterhouse Coopers study reported that for every dollar spent on successfully implementing an appropriate action in terms of workpace mental health, there is on average, $2.3 in benefits to be gained.  Benefits include: ·       Improved Productivity. ·       Less absenteeism and presenteeism. ·       Reduction in claims and litigation risk. myosh is a global provider of cloud based Health and Safety software.  In consultation with experts and clients, myosh have developed a simple yet powerful platform that helps organisations to quickly identify issues that may impact the mental or physical health and safety of employees. The mywellbeing Platform enables organisations to manage and improve workplace mental health with simple yet powerful tools to obtain confidential feedback and acknowledgement from employees regarding: ·       Employee Mental Health ·       Bullying ·       Harassment ·       Job Satisfaction ·       Management and Culture Importantly, the platform provides a documented secure record of issues and acknowledgment.  It also provides: ·       A checklist for management. ·       Reporting tools for urgent alerts. ·       A huge library of Mental Health Resources for guidance. ·       Action based notifications and reminders The platform is an identification and documentation tool. Management are not required to ‘fix’ mental health issues but they must demonstrate due diligence. Organisations are not obliged to treat disorders but the can encourage employees to seek professional help.  The platform facilitates communication, helps to reduce stigma and alerts management to issues. Request a personal online demonstration here: myosh will also be presenting a free seminar on this topic at the New Zealand Safety Show, Tuesday 27TH June, 2017.  Register to attend here :   References Working Women’s Resource Centre - The Privacy Act: NZ Law Society -   WorkSafe New Zealand -   Mental Health Foundation - 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: 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 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. # # # 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 Australian organisations not setup to predict the risk of security breaches before they occur 2017-06-19T06:01:41Z australian-organisations-not-setup-to-predict-the-risk-of-security-breaches-before-they-occur SYDNEY, 19 June, 2017 – Australian organisations are lagging behind their regional counterparts when it comes to having security controls that are adaptive based on risk, with few able to anticipate the risk of a breach before it occurs. This highlights a significant disconnect with the fact that more than half of Australian organisations believe that the number of security breaches has increased in the last 12 months. In a global study by CA Technologies; The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy, a low 37 per cent of Australian organisations reported employing proactive or predictive processes to detect data breaches; a stark comparison to our regional counterparts in Singapore, (75 per cent) and Korea (60 per cent). Further, 21 per cent of Australian organisations say that their approach to detecting data breaches only includes an ‘occasional review of activity reporting’. “There’s no doubt that good identity-centric security strategy helps a business to accelerate its digital transformation journey. With data breaches becoming more frequent and more mature, identity-centric security needs to be incorporated right from day one, as a core technology enabler rather than bolted on as an IT afterthought,” said Teng Sherng Lim, vice president, Security, CA Technologies, Asia Pacific and Japan. When it comes to identity and access management (IAM), none of the Australian organisations surveyed said their controls are adaptive based on risk, with the majority of controls being centralised or automated (67 per cent) and the remaining 33 per cent employing manual controls. A correlation can be drawn between these figures and the impact of IT security efforts on business KPIs with Australia’s results again, by-and-large below the regional average. In particular, the areas of employee productivity (37 per cent), customer satisfaction (40 per cent), operational efficiency (35 per cent) and importantly business growth (41 per cent) paint a picture of little improvements. “Disruptions – and in this case security breaches – are coming to every industry. For Australian organisations to succeed and in fact last, they need to be built it to change. This means not only keeping up, but constantly innovating and continuously improving. Employing advanced identity-centric security isn’t optional, it’s imperative,” said Lim. The number of compliance audit failures was also reported to have improved by only 35 per cent based on IT security efforts, which compares starkly to Thailand at 57 per cent. On a regional level, those with advanced identity-centric security reported a 35 per cent decrease in breaches, compared to only 12 per cent of basic users. Additionally, advanced users of identity-centric security that have seen a decline in breaches have been much more proactive in preventing breaches through increased investment and focusing on mobile devices and apps. The study polled 1,770 senior business and IT executives worldwide, of which more than 100 are chief security officers and chief information security officers. 799 of the respondents were from countries in the APJ region. -ENDS- Resources The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy The Security Imperative Infographic About the Research/Coleman Parkes Conducted by Coleman Parkes, the study included 1,770 senior business and IT executives, including more than 100 CSOs and CISOs, from large enterprises across 21 countries and 10 industry sectors. The study and data analysis was done from May – September 2016. Coleman Parkes Research Ltd, formed in 2000, provides action-focused marketing research on a global scale. The company offers a full research and consultancy service across all markets, while specialising in business-to-business research with a focus on IT, technology and communications research. For more information, please visit 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 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. Microsoft Certifies Polycom RealPresence Group Series for Office 365 2017-06-14T04:35:04Z microsoft-certifies-polycom-realpresence-group-series-for-office-365 Australia & New Zealand – 14 June 2017 – Polycom Inc, a leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, announced today that the Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series, an industry-leading in-room video conferencing solution, is the first and only standards-based video solution to be certified for Microsoft® Skype™ for Business online in Office 365™. Customers are now getting an enhanced Skype for Business meeting experience in an Office 365 environment, thanks to Polycom’s award-winning audio and video conferencing. With solutions like the Polycom® EagleEye™ Director II camera that follows the active speaker around the room, high-definition audio and dual screen support, meeting participants will feel as though they’re in the same room. Customers using RealPresence Group Series will also have the benefit of a familiar Skype for Business user interface and work flow. “Microsoft remains one of Polycom’s most valuable partners across Australia and New Zealand. This certification will give Office 365 customers more flexibility, incorporating high quality Polycom audio and video within a familiar Skype for Business user interface and work flow,” said Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Polycom ANZ, Japan and Korea. The certification offers more flexibility and choice on how Office 365 customers experience meetings. RealPresence Group Series joins a portfolio of Polycom video solutions certified to work with Skype for Business and Office 365. Polycom will be developing a next generation Skype Room System, the Polycom® MSR Series, to offer customers a native Skype experience in the conference room. Customers with existing Cisco endpoints can still connect with Office365 by using Polycom® RealConnect™ for Office 365 — the service that connects Cisco, Polycom and other vendor’s endpoints to Skype for Business online seamlessly. “For more than 14 years, Microsoft and Polycom have brought the most powerful collaboration experiences to our customers,” said Amy Barzdukas, Chief Marketing Officer, Polycom. “This certification means the Office365 meeting experience just got even better.” Polycom has developed the largest portfolio of voice and video solutions with more than 40 directly integrating with Microsoft platforms, including Skype for Business on premises and in Office 365, Microsoft Lync, Active Directory and Exchange. The Polycom Group Series solutions will be listed on the Microsoft TechNet site and the Skype for Business Partner Solution Catalog for Skype for Business online/Office 365. About Polycom Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. New Service Software Outsourcing in Vietnam 2017-06-14T03:37:38Z new-service-software-outsourcing-in-vietnam InApps Technology has been providing software development outsourcing services to both Start-up companies and leading companies around the world. We focus on custom-fit, flexible solution and your time requirements. InApps’s top strength is the ability to provide professional services quickly with very competitive cost. We achieve this by the advantage of Vietnam labor market and capability of the management team, which includes senior developers with over 10-year experience from Australia and Vietnam. Working with us might give you many benefits. Outsourcing software development to us enhances you to start your projects immediately. If you build up a development team, your developers need to get known to each other, learn each others’ strengths, study how to complement each other, and it takes time. When outsourcing your project to us – Vietnam software development company, you will get a team ready to work with full potential capability. Moreover, the trust is there is a lack of developers on the market. To have an excellent developer team, you need to reach developers, interview them, verify their skills. If you don’t know much about programming, you may need an external help. The recruiment process has its own risk. Without professional skills to hire staff might lead you to regret by wasting money and time. Additionally, we will provide you the right tools and technologies for your projects. Looking for the right tools or technologies won’t be your problem anymore. The fact that you have a great idea for a product doesn’t mean that you need to know how to make it or what tools do you need to do so. Software development companies have experience working on numerous projects like yours, they are up-to-date with the recent tech trends and can help you choose the best solutions. Last but not least, Outsourcing Software Development to Vietnam gives you the best product with fairly low cost, If you choose us, you can be sure of a high quality of your product. We use automated CI/CD, quality assurance processes, and development tools, and we do it from the day one when working on your project. It helps to build your software faster and better. Besides, as you know, Outsourcing Software development give you best service without extra fee. This is an often case in start-ups: you need 5 people to build MVP, then one to support big-fixes when we verify your MVP on the market, then 5 again to pivot, then two for hot-fixes and small improvements, then 20 to let it scale. This means you need to secure funds to support team of 5 constantly and grow it to 20 before you scale not to lose time. When working with us an outsourcing company, it won’t be a problem to change your demands along with your changing needs. Achieving Radical Innovation While Keeping it Real to Survive are the Key Themes at Accelerate 2017 2017-06-08T21:30:04Z achieving-radical-innovation-while-keeping-it-real-to-survive-are-the-key-themes-at-accelerate-2017 9 June 2017 – The Accelerate 2017 event series being held across Australia and New Zealand from 13-22 June features global visionaries from LEGO and New York Times, that have overcome significant disruption in their specific industries and near failure, to become the dominant brands in their fields today. David Gram, Senior Innovation Director at LEGO’s Future Lab, which is credited for driving the 85-year-old company’s innovation agenda and saving the brand from possible extinction, believes that a more radical approach to innovation is required if brands want to stay relevant and survive. “Think big and start small, act like a lean start-up and don’t splash the cash!” said David Gram. “Use a design thinking approach to fake it before you make it, ensuring you do not assume a new idea is right for too long.” Dr James Slezak, ex-COO of New York Times, who led the digital transformation of the re-imagined international publication, believes that to survive, organisations increasingly have to be real. “Leaders must manage substance, not just perception. Amongst all the disruption and fake news, what increasingly may matter most is keeping it real, as authenticity is getting increasingly harder to fake,” said Dr James Slezak. Sponsored by Certus Solutions, Accelerate 2017 will feature three separate events on one day, each designed to address specific areas of business disruption: 1.     The Executive Breakfast Briefing is from 8.00 - 10.30, incorporating a cognitive breakfast inspired by Chef Watson and featuring keynote speakers talking about disruption and innovation in their specific industries, including David Gram from LEGO and a panel discussion, hosted by Dr James Slezak from New York Times. 2. A Lunch and Learn - focused on new market and product development in the face of digital disruption from 11 am - 4 pm. Featuring Dr James Slezak sharing his insights on how New York Times is navigating digital disruption and the way personalisation is changing the brand experience. The other speakers will explain design thinking and how introducing this approach can enable organisations to transform everyday user experiences and reinvent traditional business models in response to digital disruption. 3.     The Lunch and Learn - focused on process and systems design also from 11 am- 4 pm. Featuring Astronaut Mike Mullane - three-times Space Shuttle Mission Specialist - in a video interview on balancing risk against mission success. The other speakers will discuss how we can apply lessons from the space programme to building better systems and process as well as take advantage of the Internet of Things. For any organisation that wants to learn what is happening at the coalface of innovation, this event will help businesses prosper in the face of disruption, the last few tickets for the Accelerate events are available for the following locations and you can reserve your place at Eventbrite. WELLINGTON - TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2017 Queens Wharf Ballroom33 Queens WharfWellington 6011 Book ticketsAUCKLAND - THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017Everybody’s - Level 1 Imperial Lane, 7 Fort LaneAuckland 1010 Book tickets MELBOURNE - TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017Melbourne Arts Centre Members Lounge100 St Kilda RoadMelbourne 3004 Book tickets SYDNEY - THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017 Ivy Sunroom - Level 3, Ivy 330 George StreetSydney, NSW 2000 Book tickets ### About Certus Certus brings fresh ideas to enterprises across Australia and New Zealand, using the power and capability of IBM software. Every day more than 600 corporate and government organisations rely on software, technology and licensing solutions provided by a team of over 200 people at Certus. Spanning Digital Business Strategy, Information Management, Business Analytics, Enterprise Asset Management, Mobility and Cloud, Certus helps its clients make relevant choices, deliver tangible results and connect project outcomes to customer expectations. For more information please see: or for images to go with this story please see Polycom Makes It Easier for Work to Get Done – Regardless of Location 2017-06-07T03:33:37Z polycom-makes-it-easier-for-work-to-get-done-regardless-of-location AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – June 7, 2017 – In today’s modern workplace, 75 percent of Australians are now working from anywhere[1], using technology to meet, connect, and share ideas. However, in many workplaces, the ability to successfully share and manage content across devices and meeting spaces can still be a struggle. To address this, Polycom, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, has launched Polycom® Pano™, the easiest way to share content at work, regardless of location or device. Polycom Pano allows up to four people in the same meeting room to simultaneously share, contrast, and compare content side-by-side, from any device, without the hassle of juggling cables, pucks or dongles. Instead, users can share ideas and visuals of all types – such as videos, live interface, images, documents and presentations – with the added benefit of interactive annotation and whiteboarding features, not seen in other wireless content-sharing solutions. Polycom Pano simply connects to any display and enables wireless content-sharing from PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones and even live video. “Customers have told us that they struggle to share information in meetings – too much time is wasted trying to find the right adapter or cord for whatever computer or device they have,” said Mary McDowell, Chief Executive Officer, Polycom. “Collaboration is richer and more productive when you annotate and build on your ideas together in real time. Polycom Pano makes content sharing easy and fits into any ecosystem or environment.” Polycom Pano is the latest solution in Polycom’s portfolio of intelligent collaboration solutions aimed at closing the gap between 20th century technologies and satisfying the needs of a new generation of 21st century technology savvy workers. Tony Simonsen, Managing Director of Polycom Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea explains: “At Polycom, we’re focused on anticipating the future needs of the workforce, providing intelligent collaboration solutions that get the job done. He continues: “Technology innovations should keep pace with shifting work trends and the rise of small group collaboration; Polycom Pano is another step in helping our customers improve both teamwork and productivity. At some point, all of us have struggled to share content in a meeting. Collaboration is more effective when these types of common technology frustrations are eliminated.” For people choosing to work from a variety of locations – including boardrooms, client sites, home offices, co-working spaces, airport lounges, or coffee shops – Polycom Pano includes built-in security safeguards that limit sharing to the target monitor and will protect content once a meeting is concluded. The solution works within any ecosystem or environment, helping customers protect their collaboration investment and upscale existing conference room technology. For more information on how Polycom Pano can make content sharing a positive experience in any meeting, please visit our blog. ### [1] The ‘Guide to Anywhere Working’ survey commissioned by Polycom Inc. was conducted by Morar Consulting. Sample Data collected from 25,234 consumers of 12 countries, which included: United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Germany, Russia, France, Australia and China. 55% of those surveyed had job titles managers or above. 58% of surveyed are responsible for care in some capacity, and 68% surveyed are parents. For more information about the survey results, download our Anywhere Working E-guide or read Polycom’s white paper: “Changing Needs of the Workplace”. About Polycom, Inc. Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or the Polycom Asia Pacific blog, to learn more. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Inomial and DGIT Systems win TMForum Catalyst Award for Outstanding Open Architecture and API Design 2017-06-06T09:40:06Z inomial-and-dgit-systems-win-tmforum-catalyst-award-for-outstanding-open-architecture-and-api-design MELBOURNE, May 30th 2017: Melbourne based BSS/OSS vendors Inomial and DGIT Systems were the proud joint recipients of the Catalyst Award for Outstanding Open Architecture and API Design, awarded at TMForum Live! last week. The award, presented during the event in Nice, France, was in recognition of their use of TMForum APIs to develop a concept Partnering Platform for MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Services, enabling customer self-service of global ethernet services. The vendor team of Inomial and DGIT Systems worked with international carriers Orange, PCCW Global and Vodafone to develop the partnering platform, which was based around DGIT Systems’ Telflow fulfilment platform and Inomial’s Smile Cloud BSS solution. Telflow was used to create a proof-of-concept ordering portal which enabled a self-service customer order to be automatically fulfilled across multiple partner networks, using the MEF Sonata interface. Telflow can take a single customer order for a UNI (Ethernet endpoint) and automatically generate multiple partner orders for OVC-UNI, OVC-ENNI and other infrastructure services across the globe. Interest in the partnering platform was very high, with demonstrations to more than 80 teams during the four days of the conference. DGIT CTO Greg Tilton explained that the Catalyst "demonstrates the deployment of a truly global self-service ethernet network, managed by a local carrier, fulfilled through their technical and commercial partnerships with carriers in other geographies, and orchestrated by Telflow”. Inomial's Smile cloud BSS was used to automate the billing experience. “Smile's intent-based billing enables self-service customers to add, remove and change MEF services and the underlying infrastructure without any intervention from the accounts or billing team”, Inomial CTO Mark Lillywhite said. TMForum catalysts are rapid fire, member-driven, proof-of-concept projects which both inform and leverage TM Forum best practices and standards, connecting service providers, technology suppliers, and global enterprises to create truly thought-leading and innovative solutions to industry challenges. Smile and Telflow used TMForum based JSON messaging to manage the ordering flow, and MEF Sonata messaging for provisioning. About Inomial Inomial develops Smile, an Intent-based cloud billing platform for Telcos and ISPs. Established in 1999 and with customers in seven countries, Smile provides a scaleable, modern billing platform that automates mediation, rating, billing, payments and collections.About DGIT Systems DGIT Systems is the home of Telflow, the configurable fulfilment system for new Digital Service Providers and the fibre infrastructure operators they partner with. Built on latest IT Technology, Telflow is TMForum Conformance Certified and won a global TMF 2015 Excellence Award.About Our Partnership The catalyst is a result of the landmark partnership between Inomial and DGIT, two of Australia’s leading independent telecommunication software vendors, which aims to redefine the way carriers and ISPs order, fulfil and bill their customers. For more information about our partnership please see Sydney fintech Othera is helping Australian lender, Credit Crowd, to re-imagine the digitisation and trade of P2P loans on the blockchain 2017-06-05T07:03:31Z sydney-fintech-othera-is-helping-australian-lender-credit-crowd-to-re-imagine-the-digitisation-and-trade-of-p2p-loans-on-the-blockchain SYDNEY- Othera, developer of the Blockchain Lending Platform and Digital Asset Token Exchange that is helping to re-imagine the Alternative Asset Investment ecosystem, has welcomed new lender, Credit Crowd, onto their platform. As a P2P business lender, Credit Crowd are looking to digitise their existing and future loan book to facilitate transparency and liquidity for the issuance and trade of loans by their investors. Blockchain has captured the attention of financial institutions around the world and has been called the fourth industrial revolution. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers over US $1.4b has been spent investigating and developing new blockchain technology. Othera is one of the few blockchain technology software companies, globally, with a market ready product for the financial services industry. Credit Crowd are an established commercial P2P lender who have written more than $100M in mortgage loans and managed more than $50M in their retail fund. As a provider of a P2P marketplace that provides investment opportunities to retail and institutional investors, Credit Crowd chose Othera to help provide their investors with greater transparency over loan-level data and full asset provenance over investment assets. Using Othera’s Blockchain Lending platform, Credit Crowd can digitise, segment and tokenise loans, and issue digital loan tokens that can be traded on a Digital Asset Token Exchange by their investors. Ivan Ruefli, Director at Credit Crowd said, “We’ve been impressed by the sophistication of Othera’s technology and their willingness to work closely with us to achieve exciting outcomes”. Othera’s ability to consider Credit Crowd’s individual requirements is largely possible due to the plugin flexibility of the platform’s API driven system. This ensures Othera’s platform can integrate with a lender’s existing back office processes and technology and also provides scope for growth and expansion of functionality. Deploying this technology gives Credit Crowd a market leading advantage at a time when most financial services are still grappling with multiple legacy systems and have yet to realise the game changing benefits of blockchain for the financial services industry. While Othera welcomes new customers, they aim to work only with lenders who can demonstrate rigorous credit approval and responsible lending practices. John Pellew, CEO of Othera said, “We are thrilled to be working with Credit Crowd. We think of Othera as a dynamic, symbiotic investment ecosystem that benefits both lenders and investors. Stringent credit approval and underwriting standards are of utmost importance when valuing alternative assets, and we are doing our best to provide a profitable experience to investors on the Digital Asset Token Exchange. Therefore, we are very selective about the lenders whom we bring onto our Blockchain Lending platform. Credit Crowd have returned 100% of interest and capital to their investors which is a testament to their responsible lending practices and also a reflection of their deep understanding and experience in the industry”. Othera’s proprietary, two-part system offers a unique solution to illiquidity and to the opaque investment trading practices that have dogged the financial services market for decades. Othera’s Blockchain Lending Platform turns an illiquid asset, like a loan, into a new class of digital, fixed income asset that represents the right to cashflow, much like a bond. This loan token can be traded on an exchange by investors and provides a high degree of transparency which is critical for investors who wish to perform effective due diligence. Utilising Othera’s private, permissioned blockchain, Credit Crowd’s retail and institutional investors will now have greater visibility over the asset and its provenance; including payment history, loan terms and the quality of the underlying security. Credit Crowd is an Australian financial services provider who have been offering privately funded, short to medium term, first mortgage secured term loans to borrowers that require funding for business or investment purposes.  As a provider of a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace, Credit Crowd offer great opportunities to investors, both retail and institutional, looking for attractive fixed interest investment returns through property secured lending. For further information about Credit Crowd see -ends- PHOTOS: About Othera Othera is leading the way in the digitisation, issuance and trade of Alternative Investment Assets. Application of Othera’s two-part blockchain and smart contract technology reduces costs and risk for both lenders and investors by increasing asset transparency and liquidity, and reducing transactional friction and fees. Othera’s re-imagination of the Alternative Investment market through their Blockchain Lending Platform and Digital Asset Token Exchange and the creation of a new class of fixed, income alternative asset is delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of lenders and sophisticated investors. More information is available at Australian and U.S. Availability of Buddy Ohm Begins at the Telstra Australian Smart Communities Conference 2017-05-31T03:36:38Z australian-and-u-s-availability-of-buddy-ohm-begins-at-the-telstra-australian-smart-communities-conference Summary - Following a highly successful pre-sales customer tour for Buddy’s new energy monitoring and verification system, Buddy Ohm, official Australian and U.S. sales start today - Buddy Ohm will feature at the Telstra Australian Smart Communities Conference, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this week - First installations of the Buddy Ohm system have begun, as initial shipments of Buddy Ohm, Ohm Link, Ohm Sense and Ohm Pulse arrive in Australia - Over 80 facilities are in the queue to install their first Buddy Ohm system in Australia, representing a potential demand of over 3,500 systems - Australian roll-outs follow a tremendous response for Buddy Ohm at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara, California, where followup meetings and trial installations have been scheduled representing tens of thousands of systems. 29 May 2017 – Adelaide, AustraliaBuddy Platform Limited (ASX: BUD) (“Buddy” or the “Company”), the Internet of Things (“IoT”) data management, processing and control platform, today commences Australian and U.S. sales of Buddy Ohm, following a pre-sales customer tour earlier this month. The Company is exhibiting Buddy Ohm at the Telstra Australian Smart Communities Conference being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from May 29-31. The Telstra Australian Smart Communities Conference is the leading “smart cities” event in Australia and New Zealand and is attended by smart cities professionals from all over the world. This event presents a unique opportunity to exhibit Buddy Ohm before those leading the smart cities movement globally. Buddy Ohm Customer RoadshowDesigned as a conversation with potential customers, Buddy’s pre-sales roadshow in early May 2017 was a great success. Travelling to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, the roadshow gave potential customers, channel partners (such as electrical contractors) and technology partners (such as Microsoft Australia) an opportunity to get up-close with the hardware and software system, as well as the product team behind Buddy Ohm. During the course of the week-long roadshow, Buddy confirmed follow-up interest with customers and channel partners representing more than 3,500 facilities across Australia and New Zealand, including more than 80 facilities in the queue for their first installations. This is a terrific result and represents a strong potential pipeline of business in the region. The first step for nearly all customers is to install Buddy Ohm in a single location where it can be evaluated for a period before subsequent orders are placed. There are already highly encouraging indications of Buddy Ohm’s scale opportunity in Australia. Some of the first pre-sale customer installations in the country are requesting and ordering additional Buddy Ohm hardware to monitor new locations in their facility or additional buildings in their portfolio. It should be noted that for many of these early installations, the potential for additional hardware and monitoring services is vastly larger than just the first installation. IoT World 2017The U.S. Buddy team were thrilled with the reception at IoT World 2017, the leading Internet of Things tradeshow in the US, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. A number of attendees commented to the team that Buddy Ohm was one of the only complete solutions exhibited at the event, noting that most companies were promoting technology components or ancillary services. Interest from attendees at IoT World 2017 was slightly skewed in favour of channel partners, mobile carriers and retailers/distributors. These conversations confirmed interest, and accelerated trial installations with customers and channel partners representing tens of thousands of facilities across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. “Clearly, we’ve had outstanding market feedback on the Buddy Ohm product”, said Buddy Platform CEO, David McLauchlan. “The sheer volume of potential customer deployments is staggering – however, before we can even consider supporting that kind of potential volume, we must first prove that the product meets individual customer requirements through trial installations. We’re carefully scaling the rate of initial installations to match capacity and ensure the customer onboarding process is positive, and successful.” The Company has found considerable interest in the Buddy Ohm product from organisations with facilities much smaller than the initially targeted 100,000 square feet and larger, therefore broadening the customer range that Buddy can target for the product. Examples include quick service restaurants, retail locations and certain military and government installations. Accordingly, pricing is being adjusted to accommodate these customers, who are particularly attractive because each one represents a significant number of individual facilities or locations. About BuddyBuddy Platform Limited (BUD.ASX) provides highly scalable Internet of Things data aggregation and management infrastructure by way of three unique offerings – Buddy Cloud, Buddy Ohm and Parse on Buddy. The Buddy Cloud offers smart city providers a globally scalable data ingestment and management platform. Buddy Ohm, a complete and low cost solution for facility resource monitoring and verification, connects systems that were never designed to work together, while turning energy savings into a strategic asset. Parse on Buddy is a mobile backend as a service (mBaaS) built on the world’s most popular BaaS technology. Buddy Platform is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Adelaide, Australia. For more information, visit ### Media:Ben GrubbMedia & Capital PartnersPhone: +61 (0)414 197 508 Buddy Platform Contact:Brian Seitz, VP of Marketing and CommunicationsPhone: +1 (206) 745-9079Email: