The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-26T03:34:24Z Faith Spurs Lucky Nuts Take-Off to Greater Heights 2017-04-26T03:34:24Z faith-spurs-lucky-nuts-take-off-to-greater-heights The Faith Agency has a 10 year association with Lucky Nuts, a 50-year old Australian brand that markets a range of natural nuts and seeds for baking and healthy snacking. Taking their synergy to the next level, they decided that it was time to revamp Lucky Nut’s website to make it more mobile responsive and deliver a more streamlined customer experience. Faith’s intervention has helped Lucky Nuts grow their online and social presence and the results surpassed everyone’s expectations.   The Faith Agency offers integrated, full-service marketing and advertising communications. Keeping in step with the current marketing trends Faith offers digital advertising services, such as content creation and production, online strategy, design and web development, online analytics, SEO and social media strategy and management to all their clients.       Faith helped Lucky Nuts understand that any company that wants to succeed today will need to deal with the enormous increase in the customers using mobiles and learn to capitalise on the opportunities that a strong digital footprint provides. In December 2016, Lucky Nuts decided to change its outlook from traditional to a responsive website that can be accessed across a variety of devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles.   Faith believes in keeping their clients abreast of the current trends. Statistics from Cisco show that global mobile data traffic grew 74 per cent in 2015. InMobi revealed that 60 per cent of all internet access is mostly mobile. Adobe shared that globally consumers use an average of five different devices per person. On average, they also use 2.23 devices simultaneously.   Besides this, it was also revealed that since April 2015 Google has prioritised responsive websites in its search engine results. Websites that are not optimised for mobile will not rank high on Google’s search rankings. Adobe brought out the fact that nearly 8 out of every 10 consumers would stop engaging if a piece of content didn’t display well on their device. Both iAcquire and SurveyMonkey confirmed that when a non-mobile friendly website pops up in a search engine query 40 per cent of online users will go back and choose a different result.   Digital management from Faith has given Lucky Nuts a lot to celebrate about. Google analytics show an increase in mobile and tablet engagement. Together, mobile and tablet engagement represented 66.21% of traffic to their updated responsive site.  Statistics showed a hike in new users, more sessions and an increase in the page views of Lucky Nut’s website.   Having a responsive website is no longer an option but an operational standard any company that desires to succeed would need to adopt. The Faith team can be contacted for any concerns or queries in this regard by calling +61 3 8646 0100 or sending an email to info@thefaithagency.com.au.     To visit The Faith Agency’s website: http://www.thefaithagency.com.au/ Ooyala Taps Into Adobe Experience Cloud To Progress The Digital TV Transformation 2017-04-26T00:05:05Z ooyala-taps-into-adobe-experience-cloud-to-progress-the-digital-tv-transformation Ooyala, a global provider of video monetisation technology and services, today announced a new partnership with Adobe that combines Ooyala’s Integrated Video Platform (IVP) solutions with the Adobe Experience Cloud.  Premium media and entertainment companies will be able to build best-of-breed digital TV and OTT solutions for greater engagement, measurement and recognise greater returns with video. With Adobe’s TV-delivery and monetisation technologies, premium content providers benefit from the same reliable scale and device reach achieved in some of the largest live events to-date, including Superbowl LI, international Olympic coverage and the FIFA 2014 World Cup. The new partnership allows customers to also use Ooyala’s complete set of IVP solutions, building collective insights across video production, distribution and advertising processes, which are trusted by companies such as Sky, Media Prima and Star India.   Ten of the ten largest media companies rely on technologies within Adobe Experience Cloud to deliver, measure and monetise video content across any screen. Even more brands and media companies can benefit from Ooyala's IVP products and Adobe Primetime's playback and ad insertion technologies, giving them a way to deliver great video experiences and drive more value from their content.   Through this partnership, customers can reduce their total cost-of-ownership, not requiring further custom engineering and development costs. With highly reliable delivery, measurement and insights for greater engagement, Ooyala customers can see scalable results. Broadcasters and publishers can more effectively grow and monetise their global audiences, major brands can increase brand loyalty, and sports teams and leagues can drive higher fan engagement.   “Video is unquestionably the crux of the digital transformation for the global media and entertainment market,” said Adobe’s Media and Entertainment Head of Business Development, Kevin Towes. “As Ooyala leverages Adobe technology, we can help media companies achieve their transformation faster, with greater video monetisation, engagement and measurement.”   “Modern media companies with large audiences and real skin in the game need better insights and technologies to recognise greater return on their video business,” said Ooyala Co-founder and SVP of Products and Solutions, Belsasar Lepe. “Pairing our IVP solutions with Adobe gives even more insight into analytics and measurement, building common data sets across every function of video all with a single goal -- to grow your business.”   About Ooyala: A US-based subsidiary of global telecommunications and IT services company Telstra, Ooyala is a global provider of video monetisation technology and services. Providing a set of Integrated Video Platform solutions, Ooyala’s comprehensive suite of offerings includes one of the world's largest premium video platforms, a leading ad serving and programmatic platform and media logistics solution that improves video production workflows. Built with superior analytics capabilities for advanced business intelligence, Ooyala's solutions help broadcasters, operators, media and production companies get content to market faster, build more engaging and personalised experiences across every screen, and maximise return for any video business. Vudu, Star India, Sky Sports (U.K.), ITV Studios (U.K.), RTL Group (Germany), M6 (France), TV4 (Sweden), Mediaset (Spain), America Television (Peru), and Media Prima (Malaysia): these are just a few of the hundreds of broadcasters and media companies who choose Ooyala. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ooyala has offices in Chennai, Cologne, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations in many other countries across the globe. For more information, visit: http://www.ooyala.com  ENDS Sky & Space Global 3 Diamonds Successfully Integrated to Launch Pod in the Netherlands 2017-04-21T05:10:09Z sky-amp-space-global-3-diamonds-successfully-integrated-to-launch-pod-in-the-netherlands Highlights - Sky and Space Global (SAS) has successfully integrated its first three nano-satellites into the launch pod of leading European launch broker, Innovation Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands - The three SAS nano-satellites, the “3 Diamonds”, will be transported to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the upcoming space launch which is scheduled for late May - The nano-satellites will be launched from the ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and will be delivered by Innovation Space Logistics BVThe integration marks another major milestone of the Sky and Space Global journey to commercially launching its nano-satellites in space Sky and Space Global Ltd (ASX: SAS, “Sky and Space Global” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the successful integration of its 3 Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands. The 3 Diamonds will be transported from the premises of Innovative Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands to India ahead of the upcoming launch, which is scheduled for late May. The nano-satellites will be launched from the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The PSLV launch system has had 37 successful launches so far and its most recent PSLV–C37 was marked by the successful deployment of a record 104 satellites in sun-synchronous orbit. The integration of the nano-satellites follows the successful completion of the testing of SAS’s Ground and Space Communication systems and software in early April and represents another major milestone in the journey to the commercial launch in May. ‘We are thrilled to mark another major milestone in the lead up to the launch of the 3 Diamonds in May’, said Meir Moalem, CEO and Founder of Sky and Space Global. ‘The whole team is working very hard to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day and we’ve done a lot of testing to ensure seamless performance of the 3 Diamonds nano-satellites in space. We are very excited about the launch and we look forward to the big day.’ The Sky and Space Global Business Plan Sky and Space Global is the first company to utilise nano-satellites to build a proprietary communications network in the equatorial belt which will deliver affordable communications services for businesses operating in this region and for people living in emerging markets. The Company is planning to launch a constellation of 200 nano-satellites by 2020, providing full coverage of the equatorial areas of South America, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. The nano-satellites will be controlled by a proprietary network management software platform enabling the constellation to automatically manage, monitor, and control its motions in orbit. This technology will allow telecom operators and connectivity service providers to deliver affordable narrow-band services to remote locations and will deliver more affordable connectivity and data services for people and businesses in these regions. --Ends-- For further information, please contact: Media (Australia)Ben GrubbMedia & Capital PartnersP: +61 414 197 508E: ben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au Media (International)David Vindel/Diana KurtevaKetchumP: +44 20 37556417E: skyandspace@ketchum.com Sky and Space Global LtdBrett MitchellExecutive Director - AustraliaP: +61 8 9389 2000E: brett@skyandspace.global About Sky and Space Global Ltd Sky and Space Global Ltd is an ASX listed (SAS) satellite company with European and Israeli centres of Aerospace, Satellite and Software Industry Experts. The Company’s core business is to construct a communications infrastructure based on nano-satellite technology and develop highly sophisticated software systems that will deploy, maintain orbit control and handle communication code between each of the nano-satellites to provide a global coverage. The Company’s mission is to provide low cost, satellite communication coverage to anyone, anywhere with relatively low maintenance costs. This will enable Sky and Space Global to deliver cost-effective communications infrastructure and services to the telecommunications and international transport industries. Sky and Space Global Ltd owns 100% of Sky and Space Global (UK) Limited and is fully funded for all its activities through to the 3 Diamonds launch in May 2017. Dell Boomi Partners with CRM Online to Automate Data Integration for Field Services Firms 2017-04-18T00:37:33Z dell-boomi-partners-with-crm-online-to-automate-data-integration-for-field-services-firms Sydney, Australia – Apr. 18, 2017 – Leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi, has partnered with Australian field service software provider, CRM Online, to provide local enterprises and mid-market organisations with a simple integration solution for critical business systems and applications. As part of the agreement, CRM Online will combine Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) with its Fieldmagic field service solution. This will provide to joint customers a simple means of integrating field services data – such as customer information, invoicing, purchase orders and payment data – with their on-premises and cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. “A major challenge with implementing field services software is integration into accounting or ERP platforms – particularly for larger on-premises deployments,” said Glenn Richmond, Founder and CEO, CRM Online. “Without a dedicated integration solution, field services organisations rely on manual processes which give way to human error, duplication, and risk to data integrity. Boomi enhances our Fieldmagic solution by providing a drag-and-drop, cloud-based mechanism that enables automated enterprise integration with a wide range of best-of-breed systems.” Unlike competing platforms that often require complex on-premises software installations even prior to designing integrations, Boomi’s architecture provides out-of-the-box connectors for major ERP solutions, and allows organisations to scale based on their unique business requirements. Dell Boomi significantly accelerates delivery, increases the robustness and lowers cost of implementation of any ERP integration with Fieldmagic. “The combination of CRM Online’s Fieldmagic and our iPaaS solution provides joint customers with a ‘quick and easy’ yet comprehensive way to centralise critical systems and applications,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means organisations can use the best-of-breed technologies they want while also ensuring the wider business is properly aligned. This is particularly important for large and diverse organisations which don’t want to be held hostage by inflexible and rigid environments.” About Fieldmagic Fieldmagic is a leading field services platform that combines the flexibility of CRM with quoting, job management, scheduling, maintenance and asset management to provide a leading end to end solution for field service organisations. Visit http://www.fieldmagic.co for more information. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Polycom Appoints Marco Landi as President of Asia Pacific 2017-04-12T23:56:37Z polycom-appoints-marco-landi-as-president-of-asia-pacific ASIA PACIFIC – April 13, 2017: Polycom, Inc., has announced that Marco Landi, Polycom President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been promoted to an expanded role of leading the company’s operations in Asia Pacific (APAC). Counting more than 20 years’ business development and management experience, Landi will be responsible for driving revenue and market share growth within both regions. A dynamic sales and business leader, Marco has successfully led large and small teams through tough economic climates. His expertise lies in driving growth through challenging market conditions, enterprise sales, channels, marketing and go-to-market strategy across multiple markets. With highly specialised skills in business management and enterprise sales experience, a deep appreciation of how to succeed in a geographically complex and culturally diverse theatre, and the ability to lead cross-functional teams, Landi was appointed President, Polycom EMEA in early 2015. Since then, he has delivered steady growth quarter over quarter despite tough market conditions. Polycom CEO Mary McDowell says “Landi’s leadership capabilities, proven track record as a sales leader and deep understanding of global organisations make him the right leader for this expanded role. His extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa regions will enable us to continue to deliver the best experience customers and partners while delivering growth. “With Landi and our strong sales leadership team in place, our customers and partners will benefit from even greater visibility with Polycom’s executive team. Ultimately, this will give our customers and partners in these regions more influence on our future product features and innovations.” Prior to Polycom, Landi led teams as Vice President (VP) of Sales at Zebra Technologies and VP and General Manager, EMEA for the Enterprise Mobility Business at Motorola. He has lived, worked and travelled extensively in APAC for various roles throughout his career with assignments in Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, and Hong Kong. “I am delighted to take on an exciting new responsibility and lead the APAC region for Polycom. Having worked in several mature and emerging markets, the diversity and vibrancy of this geography brings us many opportunities in driving growth,” said Landi. “As the nature of work and workplaces change, our focus remains on providing our customers with the right collaboration solutions for their evolving needs. I look forward to working closely with the APAC leadership team and building on our success.” ### 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 www.polycom.com.sg or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more. In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris” or “Siris Capital”) in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital. © 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. Blink Now Taps Ooyala For Video Advertising, Live Streaming and Real-Time Analytics to Drive Revenue Across Multiple OTT Business Models 2017-04-12T02:14:51Z blink-now-taps-ooyala-for-video-advertising-live-streaming-and-real-time-analytics-to-drive-revenue-across-multiple-ott-business-models Ooyala, a global provider of video monetisation technology and services, is powering the complete video business of Blink Now (https://blink-now.com/), a leading premium OTT provider in the Philippines. With Ooyala, Blink Now is maximising its business potential across three separate OTT properties with a single provider, powering ad operations, video delivery, data-driven insights and live streaming to more than 180,000 users nationwide.   A part of SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., SMLEI, the entertainment arm and subsidiary of the Philippines largest property developer,  SM Prime Holdings, Blink Now is the OTT division focused on providing the best entertainment content and customer experience. The company required a sophisticated video technology provider with a powerful analytics solution to help them understand their audience's habits across its subscription-based (SVOD), transaction-based (TVOD) and ad-supported video services (AVOD).   “Supporting multiple TV-monetisation models demands rich data to guide decisions. Ooyala’s analytics ties our business decisions to our audience’s desires, giving us the confidence to know what we build is what they want most,” said SMLEI Assistant Vice President of Digital Media and Head, Francis Gerard R. Tupaz.    He added, “when considering our options in the market, Ooyala stood out as they are the only video solutions provider with a comprehensive set of modern-day technologies. Backed by a local team for support and services, Ooyala immediately solved multiple challenges from reliable live streaming, audience measurement, premium content delivery and holistic ad-campaign management.”   With Ooyala IQ, Blink Now has access to up-to-the minute analytics to see what content is trending at any given time, allowing them to feature well-performing content to attract even higher viewership. Real-time multi-dimensional reports gives Blink Now granular insights to track engagement over any period of time across all properties or even individual videos. The data helps ensure they are reinvesting in highly-profitable content for the business based on its audience's’ viewing behaviours.    Using Ooyala Pulse, the customer can see how ad-loads affect drop-off and completion rates against varying content lengths. This allows them to tailor the right amount of ads to every piece of content to maximize monetization without sacrificing user experience.    “Blink Now is great example of a modern entertainment customer in need of Integrated Video Platform solutions. With our technologies, they can grow in tandem with its audience’s appetite for video and with the industry,” said Ooyala General Manager of Asia-Pacific, Steve Davis. “And with our analytics, they now have the insights to see how audiences watch Hollywood titles versus globally-recognised TV episodes differently, what content is driving them the most money and how their audiences prefers to pay for and access content across devices.”   Ooyala will be highlighting its set Integrated Video Platform (http://www.ooyala.com/about/press/ooyala-showcases-integrated-video-platform-solutions-nab) solutions at NAB 2017 and APOS 2017. With a common data set to drive insights and inform strategies, IVP is the next generation of OVP, evolving well beyond online video platform capabilities to deliver sophisticated solutions to understand the costs and return-on-investment of video content. Schedule meetings to learn more at NAB: http://go.ooyala.com/wf-events-nab-show-2017.html and at APOS: http://go.ooyala.com/wf-events-apos-2017.html.   About Ooyala: A US-based subsidiary of global telecommunications and IT services company Telstra, Ooyala's comprehensive suite of offerings includes one of the world's largest premium video platforms, a leading ad serving and programmatic platform and media logistics solution that improves video production workflows. Built with superior analytics capabilities for advanced business intelligence, Ooyala's solutions help broadcasters, operators and media companies build more engaged and more profitable audiences, with personalised experiences across every screen.  Vudu, Star India, Sky Sports (U.K.), ITV Studios (U.K.), RTL Group (Germany), M6 (France), TV4 (Sweden), Mediaset (Spain), America Television (Peru), and Media Prima (Malaysia): these are just a few of the hundreds of broadcasters and media companies who choose Ooyala.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ooyala has offices in Chennai, Cologne, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations in many other countries across the globe. For more information, visit: http://www.ooyala.com Synchrony Global Launches SyncExpressHR, a Fully Integrated HR Solution Aimed at SMEs 2017-04-11T02:30:01Z synchrony-global-launches-syncexpresshr-a-fully-integrated-hr-solution-aimed-at-smes SINGAPORE, April 11, 2017 – Synchrony Global, a leading provider of cloud HCM solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, today launched SyncExpressHR, an innovative, fully-integrated human resources information system aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises. SyncExpressHR is based on the SAP SuccessFactorsn HCM Suite and provides end-to-end hire to retire lifecycle support through an amazing, best-in-class platform, all with a user-friendly approach that can be deployed in days. SyncExpressHR is suitable for business of all sizes, from small business to large enterprises. The solution grows as a company grows, providing flexibility and added functionality as an organisation's needs change.  “We believe that top-of-the-line HR management solutions should not be limited to large enterprises,” said Mike Ellis, Synchrony Global’s Chief Commercial Officer. “SyncExpressHR brings the ability to attract the right talent, nurture and grow them, align that talent to your organisation’s goals and reward high performers all under one fully integrated solution, regardless of the size of your organization.” Synchrony Global coupled SyncExpressHR with the leading user adoption and engagement solution, WalkMe, enabling the company to deploy SyncExpressHR to customers in days, ensuring that orgnisations can begin to see a return on their investment immediately.  SyncExpressHr supports over 90 Guided HR processes out of the box, ensuring that training and adoption is effortless.  “We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and accelerate the process of user adoption for the HCM solutions we provide to our clients,” said Synchrony Global Chairman and CEO Darcy Lalonde. “SyncExpressHR is a great way to bring top-level HRIS solutions to the small and medium enterprise market.” For more information on SyncExpressHR, please visit: synchronyglobal.com/syncexpress ### About Synchrony Global Synchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organisations across the world. Synchrony Global optimises HR services through innovative technology and robust operational cloud services. The company’s service delivery framework caters to the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, with a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. For more information, visit www.synchronyglobal.com. Teachers Mutual Bank Integrates Major Digital Transformation Strategy with Dell Boomi 2017-04-11T01:00:00Z teachers-mutual-bank-integrates-major-digital-transformation-strategy-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – Apr 11, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi), the number one integration cloud provider, announced that Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) is using the Boomi integration platform as part of its multi-year, multi-million-dollar digital transformation strategy. With Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), TMB has created a flexible, enterprise-wide data environment that links its core customer management system and extensible services layer with its internal processes. This has boosted TMB’s competitiveness against Tier 1 banks by connecting multiple capabilities, and enabled it to quickly and easily capitalise on new technologies, including innovations in fintech. Boomi has also provided TMB the critical capability to connect to the latest third party fintech developments. The Bank has already engaged with Spriggy (a prepaid Visa card for children controlled through a mobile app) and is considering personal financial management applications that will deliver additional secure, customer service capabilities to its members. These powerful automation capabilities within the Boomi platform have resulted in reduced operating costs for the Bank, and cost savings are expected to increase significantly as Boomi is integrates further to the core banking systems and processes, including planned integration of Business Process Management toolsets to streamline all banking operations. The Boomi project is the final piece of TMB’s wider digital strategy through which it overhauled its customer service capabilities. Recognising the need to provide an omni-channel, mobile-first experience, the Bank developed a digital roadmap in 2013; since commencement, the initiative has encompassed multiple deployments supported by significant investment budgets. This included connectivity to manage third party management campaigns, EDW inbound data feeds from cloud based data sources and SMS integration with webforms for new brand opportunities, among other initiatives. As well as allowing TMB to maximise value from existing investment, the Boomi platform supports merger activity and expansion objectives by providing a means to quickly plug new businesses into existing operations. “When we kicked off our long-term digital project, it was clear that mobile platforms were going to be the prominent platform-of-choice for our members’ interactions with the Bank,” said David Chapman, Chief Information Officer at TMB. “In particular, we correctly anticipated that integration best-of-breed apps from third party developers would provide the best platform to deliver omni-channel experiences on customers’ terms.” “Once we modernised our environment through the introduction of these best-of-breed apps, we needed the critical component to tie all that data together on an ongoing basis. We selected Boomi for its powerful cloud-based and user-friendly integration software so that we can ensure that all data is accurate and up-to-date no matter where it is accessed.” “The financial services sector is hotly contested, with banks under pressure to meet increasingly-demanding customer expectations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “By leveraging the cloud to connect its customer services platform with leading apps which customers rely on a day-to-day basis, Teachers Mutual Bank can continue to create uniquely tailored and flexible customer experiences.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ANALOGFOLK ANNOUNCES UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ARTS 2017-04-11T00:07:35Z analogfolk-announces-unique-partnership-with-national-institute-for-experimental-arts The multi-faceted partnership is based on a strong collaborative approach along with each organisation providing key input from its areas of specialty – AnalogFolk will provide strategic, creative and digital support to the NIEA, while NIEA will provide AnalogFolk access to its innovation labs and cutting-edge research. Part of the University of New South Wales, NIEA is Australia's leading institute for experimental collaboration in art, science and emerging technologies and uses arts-led thinking to generate new insights into globally important issues. NIEA is developing world-first research in interaction innovation and experimental experiences leveraging robotics, artificial intelligence, VR, data visualisation and other leading-edge technologies. The partnership will expand in the future to include a program of staff secondments and education and training opportunities between both organisations, while a number of joint projects and active client project engagements are underway. Ben Hourahine, strategy partner at AnalogFolk said “the partnership was a practical embodiment of AnalogFolk’s mission to use digital to make the analog world better”. “We’re very excited to announce our partnership with NIEA and begin collaborating on projects. Access to NIEA’s research and innovation labs will enable us to continue pushing boundaries around what is possible in creative innovation and digital technology. “The partnership also provides us an opportunity to take our clients into the labs and access their world class research thinking,” said Hourahine. Jill Bennett, NIEA founding director and Professor of Experimental Arts said the partnership with AnalogFolk was a very positive step for the institute. “AnalogFolk has a unique approach to creativity, innovation and digital technology which is very much aligned with ours as we look to generate new insights resulting in real-world outcomes. “We look forward to working with AnalogFolk through this partnership and harnessing their thinking on projects,” said Bennett.   ENDS About AnalogFolk AnalogFolk an independent global creative agency. We’ve grown from one East London studio in 2008 to over 250 talented folk across offices in London, Sydney, New York, Portland and Hong Kong. Our name was born from the truth that computers are digital. Yet humans are analog with needs, wants and desires. Our mission is to use digital to make the analog world better. The Australian office launched in 2011 and clients include HCF, Crownbet, Tourism Australia, Playstation, Jacobs Creek, Jameson, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Nike. About NIEA Part of the University of New South Wales, based in the Art Design Faculty, NIEA is Australia's leading institute for experimental collaboration in art, science and emerging technologies and uses arts-led thinking to generate new insights into globally important issues. NIEA research spans a number of innovation labs, including the EPICentre (Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre), the 3D Visualisation Lab, the Creative Robotics Lab and the Memory Lab and is currently developing world first research in interaction innovation and experimental experiences leveraging robotics, VR, data visualisation and other leading edge technologies. For more information, please contact: Andrea Kerekes, Access PR; andrea@accesspr.com.au; 0418 427 412/02 9292 7000 Laura Minns, Access PR; laura@accesspr.com.au; 0431 375 990; 02 9292 7002 Eposode Endorses InfineaIQ, the First Enterprise MPM Software Solution 2017-04-10T07:33:21Z eposode-endorses-infineaiq-the-first-enterprise-mpm-software-solution Eposode Data Solutions, known for their exclusive partnership with Infinite Peripherals, is happy to endorse their latest product InfineaIQ. InfineaIQ is the first enterprise mobile peripheral management software solution which is produced especially for retail and logistics businesses. This new cloud-based software application provides visibility into scan mode settings, payment settings and application settings of Infinite Peripherals devices while making it possible to remotely update and change configurations over-the-air.   InfineaIQ is an ideal tool to provide real-time insights and data analytics from disparate connected devices to inform businesses and help them make better decisions concerning their resourcing, inventory, sales and workflow decisions. The information received through InfineaIQ saves businesses time and money. As a result of better functioning, it also has an impact on the level of customer service.   Jeff Scott, CEO of Infinite Peripherals said, “Regardless of whether deploying devices for supply chain management, inventory management or mobile point of sales, having full visibility into mobile peripheral devices is something that our customers require to be successful when running mission-critical business workflows. The InfineaIQ solution will provide our customers with the ability to centrally track assets, collect statistical information as well as remotely update firmware and configuration settings on connected peripherals. This all results in improved uptimes and lower total cost of ownership for our customers.”   The main features of InfineaIQ include peripheral change management, asset management and metric collection (data analytics). InfineaIQ provides detailed information on hardware/software versions, device information, diagnostics, and analytics. It helps businesses understand where their assets are deployed at any given time using the geolocation service. It can be tailored to manage any workflow by customising the data, device views, reports and brand elements.   Infinite Peripherals, the leader and innovator of iOS business solutions, is working tirelessly to empower businesses by enhancing their efficiency. The company is credited with deploying over one million solutions and is involved in various industries such as retail, inventory management, warehousing, healthcare, and airline.   Eposode Data Solutions is the exclusive distributor for Infinite Peripherals iOS barcode scanners and business solutions in Australia and New Zealand. The aim of Eposode is to bring innovative, low-cost measurement; sensing and mobile scanning solutions that help facilitate enterprise with products specifically designed for Apple handheld mobile computers and smartphones.   For making enquiries concerning InfineaIQ Eposode can be contacted by calling 1300764648 or sending an email to sales@eposode.com.au.    To know about Eposode Data Solutions and the products they promote: http://www.eposode.com.au/ First mobile apps for real estate in 8 countries in Africa 2017-04-06T06:06:39Z first-mobile-apps-for-real-estate-in-8-countries-in-africa African Property Group launches the first real estate mobile apps in 8 african countries African Property Group (www.africanproperty.co) has launched last January eight websites in emerging African countries that allow local people to find properties for sale or rent such as homes, villas, apartments, offices, shops and lands, using their computers or mobile phones. The group has just launched this month its android mobile app for an even easier access to its platforms. Within three months of operations, the group has seen its community grow to more than 200,000 people in its 8 markets which are Lesotho, Somalia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the number of monthly users has more than doubled in the last month. The fast growing startup wants now to accelerate the move and has launched one mobile app per website to allow its users to access the classifieds platforms on the go. “We know that the majority of our community uses smartphones, and mostly Android phones to use our services, we thus answered to their needs” says the CEO of African Property Group. The app has exactly the same features than the website, and is more convenient to use from a smartphone and makes navigation easier. People will be able now to rent, buy or sell their apartments, flats, houses, villas, farms or lands from their phones without the need of a computer. It is still free of charges for both buyers and sellers and a way to make easier real estate deals in Africa. This move is part of the long term strategy of African Property Group which aims to expand in the future to new countries. Indeed, more and more African people are having access to Internet through a smartphone and according to the study “The Mobile Economy - Africa 2016” GSMA Intelligence, there will be 725 million unique subscribers to mobile services by 2020. By strengthen its positions on smartphones, the company shows its willing to see on the long run. The company based in Australia, has a strategic team of five people in Sydney and more than twenty operators in 8 countries where the operate: Botswana (tswanahome.com), Lesotho (myproperty.co.ls), Malawi (myproperty.mw), Seychelles (mypropertyseychelles.com), Somalia (myproperty.so), Swaziland (swazihome.com), Zambia (zambianhome.com) and Zimbabwe (shonahome.com). Educational benefits celebrated at the NSW DoE Oliver v5 roll out completion event 2017-04-06T01:37:48Z educational-benefits-celebrated-at-the-nsw-doe-oliver-v5-roll-out-completion-event NSW Department of Education and Softlink representatives gathered at John Edmondson High School on the 30th March to celebrate the successful rollout of Oliver v5 to the state’s 2243 school libraries. Softlink Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said it was an opportunity to celebrate the excellent working partnership between Softlink and the Department and the outstanding success of the project.  “The ability to migrate, train and support 2243 schools to their new web-based library system is testament to the planning, experience and commitment of both Softlink and the Department’s project team.” The Department noted that collaboration between Softlink, the School Operations and Performance Directorate and the Information Technology Directorate has set the standard for future projects with on-time, on-budget delivery. “Being able to deliver to the largest education institution in Australia is possible because of Softlink’s global experience with large scale deployments,” Nathan said. The event featured senior Department representatives, Stephen Loquet, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Directorate and Cheryl Best, Executive Director, Learning and Business Systems, presenting on the positive outcomes of the deployment. It was highlighted that Oliver v5 provides students with anytime access to an array of information that will allow them to critically learn information literacy skills, collaborate effectively and participate in 21st century learning.  “Hearing feedback about how Oliver v5 has provided teacher librarians with an important pathway for future-focussed learning is very rewarding,” Nathan said. Allan Booth, Director, Learning Systems, Geoff Jones, School Library Project Solutions Delivery Manager, and Colleen Blancato, Library Coordinator, Learning Systems, also shared the project milestone with their colleagues, Softlink representatives, and members of the John Edmondson High School community. Nathan said it was great to share such a rewarding milestone with so many of the project’s stakeholders. “Softlink is committed to providing software that supports quality educational outcomes and collaboration between school libraries and educators and the event was an opportunity to celebrate that.” Further comments about the event are available on Storify. Department videos about the educational benefits of Oliver v5 are available here. Softlinkint.com  DPP and Ooyala Report Shows Half of Video Production Environments Will See Greater ROI Migrating to IP 2017-04-04T20:07:00Z dpp-and-ooyala-report-shows-half-of-video-production-environments-will-see-greater-roi-migrating-to-ip Ooyala, a global provider of video monetisation technology and services, and the Digital Production Partnership(DPP), the media industry’s business change network, launched the industry’s first report analysing the benefits of adopting Internet Protocol (IP)-based processes and technologies in video production, “The Business Benefits of IP Production” (http://go.ooyala.com/wf-whitepaper-ip-video-production). The findings show that by 2022, more than half of the video-production environments analysed in the report will recognise greater business benefits, efficiencies and return-on-investment (ROI) by adopting IP. Surveying nearly 30 companies across the video supply chain, including ITV, Sky, BBC and Sony, the report shows where IP migrations will result in greater cost savings, cost avoidance, creative benefits and competitive advantages. Tracking against ten different production environments, five will see the greatest ROI by adopting IP, including:  ●     IP Distribution: Companies with internet-first distribution services, OTT ●     Live Streaming: Companies distributing live content across devices and social platforms ●     Single Camera Shooting: Companies accessing on-site footage via the cloud ●     Media Management: Companies managing, moving and storing media ●     Cloud Playout: Linear TV stations adopting cloud-based services The findings show media companies with online distribution at the heart of their business, particularly OTT services, will find the greatest value and ROI in adopting IP-based technologies. Other areas that IP disruption will impact are asset management, cloud playout and post-production, benefiting from technologies that reduce manual-labor costs such as automating metadata insertion.  “The fact is, the move to IP has inherent benefits for many processes, but only specific environments will see the greatest benefits and highest returns today,” said DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison. “Within a few years, IP infrastructure may be essential in doing business because of the impact it is having across media companies and distribution.” “As the first in the industry, the report brings to light the ROI opportunities for producers, broadcasters and media companies to adopt IP processes,” said Ooyala Co-founder and SVP of Products and Solutions, Belsasar Lepe. “Media logistics solutions like Ooyala Flex provide the ability to connect inherently disconnected and on-premise systems so companies can take advantage of IP benefits immediately or incrementally as needs change over time.”   Ooyala and the DPP will host a special NAB morning event on Tuesday, April 25 at 8am PST in Ooyala’s booth, SV1000, to discuss the report and the future of IP production alongside BT Sport and PBS. Those interested in attending the NAB event may contact events@ooyala.com. About Ooyala A US-based subsidiary of global telecommunications and IT services company Telstra, Ooyala's comprehensive suite of offerings includes one of the world's largest premium video platforms, a leading ad serving and programmatic platform and media logistics solution that improves video production workflows. Built with superior analytics capabilities for advanced business intelligence, Ooyala's solutions help broadcasters, operators and media companies build more engaged and more profitable audiences, with personalised experiences across every screen.  Vudu, Star India, Sky Sports (U.K.), ITV Studios (U.K.), RTL Group (Germany), M6 (France), TV4 (Sweden), Mediaset (Spain), America Television (Peru), and Media Prima (Malaysia): these are just a few of the hundreds of broadcasters and media companies who choose Ooyala. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ooyala has offices in Chennai, Cologne, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations in many other countries across the globe. For more information, visit: http://www.ooyala.comAbout the DPP The DPP is the media industry’s business change network. Originally founded by UK Broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, it is now a not-for-profit company with an international membership base drawn from the whole media supply chain – broadcasters and distributors to manufacturers and service providers, production to post production, trade bodies to educational institutions.  The DPP harnesses the collective intelligence of that membership to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunity. For more information, or to enquire about membership, visit: http://www.digitalproductionpartnership.co.uk  Bulletproof announced as finalist in Digital Transformation category in CRN Impact Awards 2017-03-31T01:53:38Z bulletproof-announced-as-finalist-in-digital-transformation-category-in-crn-impact-awards Bulletproof is pleased to announce that the Data Lake solution delivered for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has been nominated as a finalist in the ‘Digital Transformation’ category for the CRN Impact Awards. When DELWP procured half a petabyte (a million gigabytes) of aerial photography, satellite imagery, and point cloud data that had been captured over the last ten years, it was clear that their current technology could no longer support their needs. As DELWP’s data needs grew over time, they required an enterprise system to manage, publish and enable discovery and analysis for staff, the Victorian public and other stakeholders. Bulletproof consolidated the $40 million worth of data from a range of  data sources, including personal USB hard drives and brought it together on an automated, scalable and high-availability architecture. The winners of the prestigious CRN Impact Awards will be announced in April and Bulletproof hopes to be sharing more good news shortly. Bulletproof will also present with DELWP on this project at the upcoming AWS Summit Sydney on 5th April. You can read further information on this project from CRN. About Bulletproof Founded in 2000, Bulletproof is Australia's leading cloud services company, supporting business, enterprise and government customers across the globe. Bulletproof has consistently been first to market with public and private cloud-based services and innovations. With over a decade of experience in cloud, Bulletproof continues to drive industry innovation. Since being the first provider in Australia to launch a VMware public cloud service in 2006 and the first in 2012 to provide Managed AWS services, in 2013 Bulletproof was given the status of the first AWS Premier Consulting Partner in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, Bulletproof became Australia's first publicly listed pure play cloud services company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington. Bulletproof Group Limited shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and are traded under the code BPF. Clavax has been Recognized as the Leading IT Solution Provider by Inc. 2017-03-30T07:31:57Z clavax-has-been-recognized-as-the-leading-it-solution-provider-by-inc Clavax, one of the fastest growing companies best known for delivering efficient web and mobile app development services is honored to announce its presence on the Inc. It is a rewarding privilege for the company to be recognized by such a prestigious brand that works dedicatedly to hunt the talent of successful private businesses. Inc. is the renowned major business platform where the owners of the innovative companies are being appreciated for their outstanding IT services and commendable work practices. This honor comes in recognition of the teams’ efforts in Clavax that strives to offer not just great solutions, but also the highest level of customer service without compromising the quality, cost and on-time delivery. The following statement has been expressed by Deepak Tomar, Chief Technology Officer of the Clavax regarding the recognition achieved by the company: “It is definitely a proud moment for Clavax that we have been honored in Inc. ( http://www.inc.com/profile/clavax ) for a wide range of the web and mobile development solutions we deliver for our clients. Apart from team’s effort, we believe that our success is the result of trust and faith that our clients & partners have in Clavax’s capabilities for delivering services as expected. Developing every project considering the customer’s perspective has set us a mindset that has helped us in providing superior results making us different from our competitors.” To discuss more in details about our services, get in touch at info@clavax.com About Clavax: Clavax is one of the most illustrious technology firms that has a sharp focus on rebuilding the overall concept of technology solutions in IT sector. With the best-ever services offered to the millions of happy clients worldwide, this Technology partner is also for the robust customer support that is always available for assistance. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Jose, California, it has its presence in Australia also.