The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-23T04:12:04Z Jamf Prepared with Pre Zero-day Support for All Apple Spring 2017 Releases 2017-03-23T04:12:04Z jamf-customers-can-upgrade-with-confidence-when-the-latest-apple-operating-systems-for-ios-10-3-macos-10-12-4-and-tvos-10-2-become-available Sydney  – March 23, 2017 – Jamf,  the leader in Apple device management, announced support for the upcoming Apple releases of iOS, macOS and tvOS. When customers upgrade their iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, IT administrators using Jamf Pro (https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-pro) (formerly Casper Suite) or Jamf Now (https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-now/) (formerly Bushel) can be confident their management workflows will be uninterrupted. Committed to helping organisations succeed with Apple, Jamf has offered zero-day support for all Apple releases for over a decade, ensuring customers can take advantage of new Apple technology as it becomes available.Jamf Pro Supports Operating Systems’ New Functionality In addition to version compatibility, Jamf Pro, a solution designed specifically for professional Apple administrators, supports the new functionality launched for macOS, iOS and tvOS. This includes new security capabilities and configuration management for devices, additional managed restrictions, a new version of Apple's Classroom app, making it easier to set up ad-hoc classrooms, and substantial new device management capabilities for Apple TV, including zero-touch setup, configuration and app distribution.Apple TV With New Management Capabilities Will Transform Experiences “For the first time, businesses and schools can set up and manage Apple TV just like they do iPhone or iPad, which means they can not only mass deploy Apple TV with ease, but create a seamless and interconnected experience between Apple devices,” said Dave Alampi, vice president of product management and marketing, Jamf. “And, the desire to make Apple TV management more turnkey is there. In a recent survey of 959 IT admins on Jamf Nation, 97 percent reported Apple TV devices in their environment, with 35 percent saying they have 50-plus TVs. When asked about Apple TV growth, 44 percent of respondents are planning to add more Apple TV devices in the next year.” "We imagined teachers being able to display any historic picture, map or other educational content on a classroom display with the simple command of their voice," said Blair Anderson, technology manager, Shawnee Heights School District in Tecumseh Kansas. "That's why we deployed fourth generation Apple TV devices to every classroom and conference room in the district. Being able to use Jamf Pro to manage our entire ecosystem of Apple products, including Mac, iPad and Apple TV, lets us transform, yet supervise, the total learning experience for students and help improve teacher effectiveness." "As usual, Apple's new functionality for iOS, macOS and tvOS coupled with Jamf's zero-day support will help organizations empower people with technology that puts the user first," said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. "Specifically, the new management support for Apple TV opens up tremendous potential for transformation in education, healthcare, hospitality and boardrooms around the world. We have only seen the beginning of what life looks like in a world of network connected things. I look forward to the automation we can help organisations achieve by supporting future Apple innovations the day they become available.”About Jamf Since 2002, Jamf has been solely focused on helping organisations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organisations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now produces, and the 42,000+ member Jamf Nation Community (https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/index.html). Today, more than 10,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage 7 million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: https://www.jamf.com Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # Survey: Mac, iPhone and iPad are Easier to Manage than Rival Devices 2017-03-08T22:13:52Z survey-mac-iphone-and-ipad-are-easier-to-manage-than-rival-devices Sydney – March 9, 2017 – As user choice drives Apple adoption in business and education, IT reveals Apple devices are in fact easier to manage than other rival devices, such as PC, Chromebook, and Android. This is a key finding from the third annual global survey of IT professionals on Apple adoption across enterprise, K-12 and higher education organisations commissioned by Jamf, the leader in Apple device management.  Apple Adoption Prevelant in the Enterprise Consistent with Apple reports, Apple is gaining ground in the enterprise. Ninety-one percent of businesses use Mac and 99 percent use iPhone, iPad or both. User preference is driving Apple’s penetration in the enterprise, and this demand for Apple is being met through device choice programs. Nearly half of organisations surveyed (44 percent) offer employees a choice between Mac and PC, with the majority (71 percent) offering a choice between iPhone and other mobile device brands.   It is clear that today’s IT department is managing a mixed-device environment. When asked how managing Apple devices stack up against the competition, IT ranked Mac and iOS devices as easy, if not easier, to manage than other device brands.    Summary of Key Enterprise Survey Findings: 99 percent of companies now have iOS devices in use; 91 percent have Mac users. Usage of Mac (74 percent) and iOS (76 percent) devices increased over the previous year. Mac is as easy or easier to manage than PC on five critical tasks: deployment (62 percent), security (66 percent), device configuration (58 percent), software and app deployment (57 percent), and support (63 percent). iOS is as easy or easier to manage than other mobile devices when doing the following: deployment (93 percent), security (90 percent), device configuration (91 percent), software and app deployment (90 percent), and support (89 percent).  Apple Leading the Charge in Education Apple devices are also prominent in education. Seventy percent of K-12 schools use Mac, while a substantial 90 percent use iPad to enhance education. The story is similar in higher education, with an even greater percentage (80 percent) using Mac and 94 percent leveraging iPad. Growth of Mac and iPad devices in education is attributed to user preference, better security and overall less maintenance.   Similar to the enterprise, the education sector agrees that Mac and iPad are easier to manage than other devices. In fact, K-12 and higher education respondents believe Mac and iPad management is even easier than their commercial counterparts.Summary of Key K-12 Education Survey Findings: 90 percent of K-12 schools use iOS devices; 70 percent use Mac. Usage of Mac (83 percent) and iPad (81 percent) increased in K-12 in 2016. Security (55 percent), less maintenance (48 percent), and user preference (46 percent) are the top three factors driving Mac adoption in K-12. Mac is easier to manage than PC on five critical tasks in K-12: deployment (76 percent), security (75 percent), device configuration (69 percent), software and app deployment (66 percent), and support (69 percent). iPad is easier to manage than other tablets when doing the following: deployment (77 percent), security (65 percent), device configuration (71 percent), software and app deployment (66 percent), and support (66 percent).  Summary of Key Higher Education Survey Findings: 94 percent of higher education organisations have iOS users; 80 percent use Mac. 87 percent of higher education institutions saw an increase in both Mac adoption and iPad adoption over the previous year. User preference (64 percent), security (51 percent), and less maintenance (45 percent) are the top three factors driving Mac adoption in higher education. Mac is easier to manage than PC in higher education on five critical tasks: deployment (65 percent), security (64 percent), device configuration (53 percent), software and app deployment (54 percent), and support (61 percent). iPad is easier to manage than other tablets when doing the following in higher education: deployment (60 percent), security (52 percent), device configuration (56 percent), software and app deployment (56 percent), and support (53 percent). To access free copies of the reports, visit: Managing Apple Devices in the Enterprise Managing Apple Devices in K-12 Education Managing Apple Devices in Higher Education Survey Methodology This survey—conducted in January 2017 by Dimensional Reseach—is based on the responses from nearly 300 commercial business, 300 K-12, and 300 higher education IT professionals, managers and executives from small, medium, and large organisations around the world.  Comment on the News “The 2016 Apple Trends Survey confirms what Jamf has been seeing for some time,” said Dave Alampi, vice president of product management and marketing, Jamf. “Not only is Apple gaining momentum in the enterprise due to user preference, but IT is finding that with the right mobile device management solution, Mac, iPhone and iPad are easier to manage and enable a better overall experience for users.”About Jamf Since 2002, Jamf has been solely focused on helping organisations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organisations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now products, and the 42,000+ member Jamf Nation. Today, 10,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage more than seven million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: https://www.jamf.com       Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. RSA launches Risk & Cybersecurity Practice 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z rsa-launches-risk-cybersecurity-practice SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, announced the new RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice that helps operationalise Business-Driven Security™ architecture by helping to reduce business risk through systematic and continuous enablement for clients to manage identity, protect their assets, and detect, respond and recover from cyber attacks.   As organisations continue to embrace cloud, IoT and mobile workforces trends, and respond to compliance challenges and continual changes in the threat landscape, demands on businesses to better understand the relationship between risk and security are mounting. The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice helps customers better map these requirements to business priorities with a comprehensive methodology and technology-enhanced service delivery model. This is inclusive of access to RSA technologies and expertise in critical practice areas focusing on Risk Management, Incident Response, Cyber Defence, Identity Assurance, Threat Detection and Response, and Advanced Cyber Defence.   “The cybersecurity industry is constantly evolving, forcing organisations to frequently reassess the services and tools they use to protect from and respond to breaches,” said Doug Howard, Vice President of Global Services, RSA. “These new targeted security services will help organisations confidently approach cybersecurity, and protect their business while providing them choice and flexibility to select individual services based on changing needs. Security is about leveraging expertise to find the most effective and efficient journey to reduce risk.”   The new RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice provides: Battled tested expertise: With more than 650 security consultants who use an innovative toolset from RSA Labs, customers benefit from 35 years of best practices addressing the intersection of IT with security honed over thousands of engagements. The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity practice is also accredited by the National Security Cyber Assistance Program for Cyber Incident Response Assistance.   Flexible procurement model: Fixed-price contracts, tailored scope and extended service plans provide managers with greater autonomy over their budgets and timelines.   Accelerated engagement: Pre-packaged consulting services focus on business-driven results that help remediate organisational impact and deliver rapid time to value.   Specialist teams: Designated teams focus on delivering Business-Driven Security solutions, integration across RSA products, pre-packaged service solutions for common customer and partner needs, scalable and supportable customisation solutions, and global resources to lower overall costs.  RSA’s new services can help identify security gaps within organisations, improve cyber defence readiness, evaluate maturity and risk, adhere to governance and compliance practices, and deploy quick response services in the event of a breach. Organisations often focus on technology-centric solutions and overlook the immediate issues and risks facing the business. These RSA services also address this by evaluating people, processes and technology to create a holistic assessment of cybersecurity needs so that if or when a breach occurs, organisations can deploy a nimble and effective response.   The RSA Risk & Cybersecurity Practice has a global footprint and four specialty practices: RSA Risk Management Practice: Risk management programs empower organisations to efficiently implement risk management processes to significantly improve their business risk management maturity. RSA Risk Management practitioners provide industry expertise and best practices to design proven, multi-disciplinary risk management solutions in the most efficient manner.   RSA Identity Assurance Practice: Identity is the core of all security programs and represents the most consequential threat area. RSA identity experts can help with the most complex of governance, lifecycle and multi-factor authentication challenges as well as help define and architect identity and fraud programs to reduce the risk of tomorrow’s threats.   RSA Advanced Cyber Defense Practice: Cyber defence is one part technology and three parts people, process and experience. Our battle-tested cybersecurity experts can rapidly assess an organisation to identify gaps, prioritise risk and design an operational program to systematically improve defences, integrate security solutions, provide deep visibility, detect advanced threats and reduce mitigation time.   RSA Incident Response Practice: In preparing for a breach, organisations make continual improvements to decrease the probability of a breach. In today’s high-risk world of cyber, the probability of being breached remains high and organisations must be prepared for the worst. A well-planned Incident Response (IR) plan combined with RSA’s IR retainer-services backed by on-demand cybersecurity experts can help an organisation respond faster to a cyber attack.  Additionally, RSA University provides a learning path with nearly 200 online and classroom-based training courses to enhance the performance of security teams and boost the security savvy of an organisation.   In response to continued demand, RSA also unveiled two new offerings -- RSA Incident Response (IR) Retainer Services and Advanced Cyber Defense Packages – incremental security services to expand situational and risk-centric planning solutions for organisations.  AVAILABILITY The RSA Incident Response (IR) Retainer Services and Advanced Cyber Defense Packages are currently available globally, and pricing may vary depending on geography and customer requirements. The offerings will also be sold through channel partners. RSA is providing training to channel partners in early 2017 to familiarise them with the services while integrating them into channel partner curricula and offerings.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Tweet this: With #cloud & #IoT adoption on the rise, @RSAsecurity launches new practice to address these threats: http://rsa.im/2lnJbC7 Tweet this: New @RSAsecurity Risk & Cybersecurity Practice helps organizations manage modern workplace threats: http://rsa.im/2lnJbC7 Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, NetWitness, SecurID, Archer and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Azure is an either registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au RSA unifies fraud protection with centralised control to combat risks across digital channels 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z rsa-unifies-fraud-protection-with-centralised-control-to-combat-risks-across-digital-channels SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, unveiled a centralised platform that is designed to enhance fraud detection and investigation across digital environments in the latest release in the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite. The new platform is engineered to enable organisations to leverage additional insights from internal and external sources as well as other anti-fraud tools to better protect their customers from targeted cybercrime attacks.   “Fraudsters are opportunistic; they aren’t picky as to which channels they use to steal from organisations and their customers. In whichever channel an organisation has weak controls is where you’ll find the bad guys, and they are getting better at finding those weaknesses which is why losses from account takeovers are up over 60% since last year,” said Al Pascual, Research Director and Head of Fraud & Security, Javelin Strategy & Research. “Organisations need to implement smarter controls across channels. That means leveraging holistic intelligence and solutions that are designed to work effectively in each channel in which they do business.”  RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions help customers comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context to respond effectively and protect what matters most. The RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence platform is built to address many of the challenges facing organisations as they transform their digital strategy. As consumers transact in new ways and across new channels, better capabilities for security and fraud management that do not add friction to the user experience are required.   The platform gives organisations the ability to help balance security and convenience while improving fraud detection and investigation. Key benefits are designed to include:                                                                                            Centralised fraud management: Organisations can gain better visibility across web and mobile sessions and enable faster investigation of fraud incidents by leveraging input from other anti-fraud tools. Enhanced fraud detection: Organisations can correlate internal and external information sources into risk assessments to enhance fraud detection while minimising interruptions to consumers while transacting.    Improved experience for mobile users: Organisations can optimise how they secure their customers in the mobile channel and protect high-risk mobile transactions with a range of step-up authentication options including fingerprint or eye biometrics and transaction signing. The enhancements extend the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite’s visibility into fraud events across channels, starting with mobile and web, while assessing and planning to expand into other channels. Enabling insights from other anti-fraud tools, the RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence Suite is engineered to allow organisations to leverage existing investments to make better risk decisions and improve how they respond to the most sophisticated fraud attacks.   “Organisations are interacting more directly with customers across multiple-digital channel platforms, and the way they protect customers must change too. Customer experience is key, but consumers also expect to feel secure whether they are making an online purchase, transferring money, or checking their healthcare records,” said Shai Cohen, general manager, RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Suite. “As fraud threats increase in both frequency and impact, organisations need better visibility and control over their anti-fraud initiatives. The enhancements announced today provide the most comprehensive level of fraud management in the industry.”  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Read the analyst report: Business-Driven Fraud Management: Engaging with Leadership to Drive Investment Read the blog: What peanut butter cups can teach us about fraud prevention Web Threat Detection Trends in E-Commerce: A Guide to Improve Fraud Detection and Investigation Learn more here RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Tweet this: In a multi-channel world, fraud is rampant. See how @RSAsecurity protects businesses at the speed of fraud: http://rsa.im/2k7vQsS Tweet this: Losses associated with #fraud are up 60% as criminals exploit more. @RSAsecurity anti-fraud helps: http://rsa.im/2k7vQsS Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au RSA NetWitness® Suite accelerates actionable, impactful security decisions for today’s business 2017-02-13T22:30:00Z -203 SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference, February 13, 2017 – RSA, a Dell Technologies business, announced enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that are designed to provide essential visibility and actionable insight to detect today’s threats faster. The suite is engineered to enable organisations to monitor and deploy in any modern infrastructure, allowing for flexibility, ease of deployment and the comprehensive visibility needed for rapid detection and response. These enhancements extend RSA’s ability to enable organisations to close the security team resource and skills gaps without adding staff. As part of RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions, RSA NetWitness Suite customers can comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context to respond effectively and protect what matters most.   Using the RSA NetWitness Suite, organisations can now deploy the same threat detection content that RSA's Incident Response Practice uses to identify the latest threats. As an illustration of RSA NetWitness Suite’s ability to connect the dots between network, endpoint and log data, the technology was used to identify the malware used in a pair of newly identified attacks – Kingslayer and Schoolbell. The suite provides out-of-the-box content for finding behaviours that are associated with the groups suspected to have perpetrated the attacks. RSA Research recently published technical details about the Kingslayer and Schoolbell attacks.   “RSA NetWitness Suite has helped our security analysts detect and respond to incidents with agility and confidence,” said Eric Tamashunas, Information Security at Johnson & Johnson. “It is not only a key tool in our InfoSec portfolio, it’s a force multiplier that elevates our analysts’ efficiency across the organisation.”   With its deep understanding of the broadest set of attack vectors, RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to address the increasingly pervasive threats posed by fast-moving, increasingly precise attacks that target strategic business assets. While organisations recognise the impact these advanced threats present to infrastructure, reputation and financial health, research shows they are slow to detect and respond to these threats. The latest RSA Threat Detection Survey revealed 92 percent of organisations cannot detect threats very quickly and 89 percent cannot investigate fast enough.   RSA NetWitness Suite’s latest capabilities are engineered to provide visibility into organisations’ applications that are running on cloud and virtual infrastructures, allowing enterprises to collect and analyse critical security data as part of a centralised detection and response platform. In addition, RSA NetWitness components are built to now be deployed to “run anywhere” – on physical, virtual and new cloud infrastructures. Organisations can benefit from the agility offered by unlimited computing and storage without compromising security or availability.   “RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to enable organisations to be more effective and efficient in their security operations. We have engineered the RSA NetWitness Suite to provide unparalleled insight across all infrastructures and deliver rapid, comprehensive ability to defeat today’s security threats,” said Michael Adler, Vice President, Product, RSA NetWitness Suite, RSA. “Customers can close resource gaps on their security teams by using automated detection of today’s known and unknown threats and by monitoring their entire infrastructure – no matter where it is.”   RSA NetWitness Suite is designed to increase the impact of a security team by up to three times by: Mitigating business damage: Rapid detection of today’s known and unknown threats by using automated-behaviour analytics, minimising the dwell time of the attacker and mitigating risk. Creating more efficient and effective security teams: Close gaps on security teams without increasing headcount while improving the current team with automated detection to respond to advanced cyber threats three times faster. Leveraging the cloud and virtual environments while remaining secure: Pervasive visibility into any modern infrastructure and minimising potential blind spots. AVAILABILITY The version of RSA NetWitness Suite is currently available.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES New RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions Bridge the ‘Gap of Grief’ Tweet this: Security teams can now manage #cyber attacks with agility, speed and confidence with @RSAsecurity NetWitness: http://rsa.im/2kWG57a Tweet this: 92% of businesses cannot respond to #security threats quickly. See how @RSAsecurity NetWitness helps: http://rsa.im/2kWG57a Read the blog Schoolbell: Class is in Session Read the research Kingslayer: A Supply Chain Attack Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA Speaking of Security blog ABOUT RSA RSA offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organisations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high risk world. For more information, go to rsa.com.  RSA, Dell, Business Driven Security, NetWitness and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.   # # #  Media Contacts Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications +61 2 8016 2200rsa@espressocomms.com.au INVIGOR GROUP LAUNCHES LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN PRICING INTELLIGENCE 2017-02-05T22:16:13Z invigor-group-launches-latest-technology-in-pricing-intelligence February 6, 2017, Sydney: Leading big data solutions provider Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) - the team behind the successful Insights Visitor platform recently used at The Australian Open – has announced the launch of Australia’s first ever price tracking solution for business; SpotLite (watch video). SpotLite allows retailers and brands of any size and in any location around the world to monitor market pricing across their industry. Users can choose when they want to receive detailed pricing reports directly to their inbox, as well as configure real-time price alerts for competitors or channels price changes. According to a 2014 McKinsey report, on average, a one per cent price increase typically translates to 8.7 per cent in operating profits for business, yet McKinsey estimated that up to 30 per cent of pricing decisions failed to deliver the best price to their customers – resulting in loss of revenue opportunities. The easy access and availability of data has provided a market opportunity for businesses to track market pricing strategies holistically and in real time. Australian online sales have surged over the last five years, with an IBIS World Online Shopping Research Report estimating an annual growth of 16.2 per cent a surge to $18 billion for 2017. With this newfound access to a wide-ranging variety of retailers and brands online, the space has become increasingly competitive. Several of Invigor’s customers participated in the worldwide testing phase of SpotLite, including international brands Dyson Australia and ASUS Brazil, and retailers such as Adore Beauty and Kogan, with outstanding results. Invigor Group Chairman and CEO Gary Cohen said SpotLite is a valuable insight gathering tool that the Australian market has never before had access. “Our beta clients have been using SpotLite as a resource for almost 2 months. They have full visibility of competitor and distributor pricing, allowing them to address pricing gaps or develop promotional strategies to increase revenue.” ASUS Brazil, the Brazilian arm of the international tech giant and a leader in the computer hardware market, has benefited from SpotLite’s holistic visibility to monitor how their products are priced across distributors and retailers, and this is playing a core role in their day-to-day business decisions. Marcos Santos, Country Product Manager at ASUS Brazil, said SpotLite has quickly become a valuable tool for their team to retain a competitive edge. “Our initial use of SpotLite has uncovered and consolidated an overarching view of how our products are being priced by our channels. The view of not only our own product pricing in the market, but also those of our competitors is allowing us to move swiftly and make tactical and strategic decisions across the product, sales and marketing departments in a timely manner,” Marcos said. By harnessing the power of data, SpotLite has been developed with a range of plans to suit every budget, from large established corporations to small and medium sized business. Customers are not locked into a contract and have the flexibility to tailor a package that best suits their business needs. Starting from just $39 a month, all new customers will benefit from a 30-day free trial in which they’ll have access to SpotLite’s functionalities and features, such as email notifications, customisable charts and dashboards. To find out more about SpotLite visit www.spotlite.com.au. Further enquiries: Jamie Pericleous jpericleous@heardagency.com 0421 173 361 About Invigor Group Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO) is an Australian company that develops a range of solutions to help measure and influence the consumer purchase journey, turning insights into revenue. Invigor’s solutions offers insights into market activity such as competitor pricing and consumer behaviour as well as allowing engagement with consumers through relevant content and digital real estate. Invigor’s technology and innovation can be seen in one of Sydney’s historic ferry terminals, Manly Wharf, where a high traffic transport hub has been transformed into a Digital Precinct. Invigor is leading the way in data intelligence by providing comprehensive end-to-end business solutions with Wi-Fi analytics, consumer engagement, real-time pricing and market intelligence. Jamf Celebrates Accelerated Growth in 2016 2017-01-19T21:56:06Z jamf-celebrates-accelerated-growth-in-2016 MINNEAPOLIS – Jan. 19, 2017 – Jamf, the leader in Apple device management, concluded 2016 with another year of record growth, expanding its base of customers 49 percent over 2015. The company surpassed the US $100 million mark for the first time, achieving more than US$ 110 million in total annual billings, which represents 38 percent growth. Further, Jamf grew its count of total managed Apple devices 37 percent, which includes Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TVs.   Company Milestones More than 3,200 new customers chose Jamf to help them deploy and manage their Apple devices in 2016, nearly 70 percent more than any other year in Jamf’s history. Today, nearly 10,000 global organisations rely on Jamf for their Apple management needs. These organisations include: ·     19 of the top 25 most valuable global brands. ·     Eight of the world’s top 10 technology companies. ·     Nine of the top 10 most prestigious consulting firms. ·     Nine of the top 10 U.S. banks. ·     5,000 K-12 and higher education schools empowering three million students. ·     Eight of the top 10 ranked global universities. To support this growth, Jamf hired more than 100 new employees and doubled its international headcount while maintaining an employee retention rate greater than 90 percent. Jamf also moved its Minneapolis headquarters to 100 Washington Square, an emerging technology hub in Minneapolis.  Seeing significant growth in its customer base, especially in cloud deployments (more than 70 percent of new customers chose to deploy in the cloud), Jamf opted to drop “Software” from its company name, and is now Jamf. To simplify product positioning, Jamf’s flagship products were renamed Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) and Jamf Now (formerly Bushel). While Jamf Pro is designed for IT professionals, Jamf Now provides a simple and immediate Apple management solution for small and medium-sized deployments, with no IT experience needed.   Product Innovation With eight significant product releases, 2016 was marked by new functionality that unlocked key Apple features while greatly simplifying time-consuming IT tasks and empowering end users. In addition, Jamf Pro added more than 100 product features requested through Jamf Nation, representing 82 percent growth over the prior year. In March, Jamf Pro unlocked new iOS functionality, including highly anticipated and powerful educational features, such as Apple’s new Classroom app, Shared iPad and Apple School Manager.  Blueprints for Jamf Now launched in April, delivering non-technical users an easy way to customise and deploy select apps and settings to groups of devices. Building on that capability, Industry Recommendations became available in September, enabling users to easily select curated apps and pre-configured settings for their specific industry. In September, Jamf also announced it was the first and only provider with pre-day zero support for Apple’s fall releases, including iOS 10 and macOS 10.12.  Monumental ImplementationsFirst Apple Automated Hospital Room  Opened in November2016, UC San Diego (UCSD) Health's Jacob's Medical Center  became the first hospital to equip all 245 of its patient rooms with an iPad and Apple TV. With its goal to transform the patient experience by engaging and communicating patient health information through hospital-supplied iPads, UCSD uses Jamf  to make its vision a reality. Relying on Jamf to automatically digitally sterilise and set up iPads for each new patient, UCSD ensures HIPAA compliance without burdening the hospital’s IT and care teams. Further, patient iPads are used for entertainment, social engagement and hospital room automation, controlling all network connected things like blinds, lights, temperature and television.Mac@IBM, the Largest Mac Deployment on Earth Eighteen months into its Mac@IBM employee choice program, IBM saw record adoption of the Apple platform within the organization. As growth was driven by employee preference, IBM deployed and now manages nearly 100,000 Macs with Jamf, making it the world’s largest Mac deployment. In addition to fulfilling the preferences of its employees, IBM claims that every Mac deployed saves the company money, citing a four-year total cost of ownership advantage over similarly configured PC choices of between $273 and $543. iPads in Space  Jamf reached new heights (literally) when NASA <http://www.applemust.com/nasa-says-ipads-can-help-keep-astronauts-healthy/>  selected Jamf to remotely and securely manage its first iPads in use at the International Space Station.   Building Community Jamf Nation, the largest Apple IT community, ended the year with a record 42,000 members, or a 49 percent increase in membership over 2015. In October, many of those community members came together at the largest ever Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC). JNUC 2016 brought together nearly three times as many Apple IT admins compared to previous years, as more than 1,200 in-person attendees traveled for the event, along with more than 1,600 remote attendees who watched the live-streamed keynotes.    The Jamf Nation Global Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the communities in which Jamf employees work and live, marked its third anniversary. In 2016, the JAMF Nation Global Foundation partnered with nearly 400 Jamf employees to donate more than quarter of a million dollars, as well as approximately 4,000 hours, to a range of organisations including: Feed My People, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Second Harvest Heartland.  Industry Recognition Jamf ranked in the 2016 prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM) for a third consecutive year, with 171 percent revenue growth from 2012 to 2015. Further, the company ranked number 28 on the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 list.  Comment on the News “We are humbled by the incredible reception and loyalty we have received from Jamf customers,” said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. “We believe this success is a testimony to our mission of helping organisations succeed with Apple. Our focus to empower users with the legendary Apple experience is transforming businesses, schools, government and healthcare providers around the world. In 2016, we laid a foundation of connected devices that will help organisations gain insight and achieve unprecedented automation and mobility in the years to come.”    About Jamf Since 2002, Jamf has been solely focused on helping organisations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organisations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now products, and the 42,000+ member Jamf Nation.  Today, nearly 10,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage more than seven million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: https://www.jamf.com # # #ENDS Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T01:39:59Z dell-boomi-names-vp-of-business-development-to-expand-global-partner-channel ROUND ROCK, Texas--Dell Boomi (Boomi) today announced that it has appointed David Tavolaro as its vice president of business development. Tavolaro is responsible for advancing Boomi’s fast-growing global partner channel, which has grown more than fifty percent in the last year. His appointment reflects Boomi’s commitment to strengthen its channel to support growing global demand for its award-winning integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and legacy on-premises systems. In this role, Tavolaro heads up Boomi’s go-to-market strategy and execution across a partner network of independent software vendors (ISVs), global systems integrators (GSIs) and regional IT consultancies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and referral partners. “The channel is in our DNA and has been a vital part of our success to date. We believe it will be an accelerator for growth as Boomi expands globally,” said Will Corkery, Boomi VP of worldwide sales and business development. “David’s deep industry and operational experience, combined with growing global demand for iPaaS cloud integration will help further Boomi’s position as the number one integration cloud for companies of all sizes.” Tavolaro brings to Boomi more than two decades of sales, channel and executive management leadership experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to Boomi, Tavolaro served for nearly 11 years as vice president, sales, at the systems integration and technology management firm Anexinet. Before that, he held senior-level positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, DataChannel, Actium and Accenture. “Boomi has revolutionized integration in the cloud. Its ability to connect cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems is unprecedented,” Tavolaro said. “I’m thrilled to join Boomi and contribute to its advancement and leadership in the fast-growing iPaaS market. Using the Boomi platform, forward-thinking partners will capitalize on an incredible opportunity to power digital transformation for their customers to drive innovation and help them leapfrog the competition.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ThoughtWorks receives Australian government’s 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation 2016-12-07T23:29:27Z thoughtworks-receives-australian-government-s-2016-employer-of-choice-for-gender-equality-citation December 8, 2016 – Sydney, Australia - ThoughtWorks, a global technology company with just over 300 ThoughtWorkers across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, has received the 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation, awarded by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation recognises ThoughtWorks’ active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which acknowledges that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations. According to the WGEA, this year, despite more rigorous criteria, a record number of organisations have been granted the citation, indicating that commitment to workplace gender equality is gaining momentum. Trends in this year’s recipients include a focus on flexibility, greater support for women to progress into leadership positions and more sophisticated analysis of the causes of gender pay gaps. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA at ThoughtWorks. We are passionate about addressing gender imbalance in the tech industry and have taken deliberate steps to align the issue with our business mission,” said Ange Ferguson, Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks Asia Pacific. “We invest in providing a workplace where ThoughtWorkers feel supported no matter their individual circumstances and strive to be a catalyst for positive change in the way women are viewed and treated. Our initiatives range from a focus on gender equality in recruitment to detailed gender remuneration analysis, internal policies and communities, and women in Leadership Development Programs. “We hire, support, and recognise all employees without penalty or privilege towards their gender identification, and are proud to stand out as a tech industry leader with nearly half our people in Australia identifying as female.” Since 2011, ThoughtWorks has set recruitment quotas with clear, achievable and measurable goals that are regularly assessed. Australian diversity figures for ThoughtWorkers who identify as female: - 49% ThoughtWorks Australia overall (Professional Services and Operations) - 47% ThoughtWorks Australia - Professional Services - 38% ThoughtWorks Australia – Software Developers A detailed bi-annual gender remuneration analysis has also become a primary focus for the company’s pay review process and helps identify differences in salary by grade, role and gender. Additionally, various internal initiatives ensure ThoughtWorks remains an inclusive workplace for all, including policies like flexible work, parental and other leave. “ThoughtWorks has a firm emphasis on supporting women returning to work, especially seeing as the fast pace of the tech world can sometimes mean people can feel left behind,” said Ange. This is supported by other initiatives including a Parents’ Community and a Womens’ Network, which identifies areas for improvement and greater equality within the business. Dedicated Women in Leadership Development Programs deliver tailored mentoring and support to ensure there is diversity within the company’s future leaders. Entrenched in the ThoughtWorks business, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decisions, and it encourages open and regular discussions about the issues driving inequities in the IT industry so all employees are aware of the company’s stance on diversity. “We want ThoughtWorks to be an attractive and inclusive workplace as an employer of choice, but also want to lead by example and hope others will aim higher with their own diversity initiatives. “After all, a more diverse and equitable tech industry is an improved tech industry, which ultimately will mean greater success for all,” concluded Ange. -ENDS- We want to hear from you. Continue the conversation on Twitter @thoughtworks Note to editors: ThoughtWorks in the US was recently awarded Top Company for Women in Tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kffdp4aOdF0 - ahead of Google and Facebook - and was last week recognised in 19 Companies as Great as Google. About ThoughtWorks We are a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. About WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace. The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice. Brocade Expands Data Centre Networking Solutions to Accelerate Digital Transformation 2016-12-06T22:11:56Z brocade-expands-data-centre-networking-solutions-to-accelerate-digital-transformation SYDNEY, Australia—Dec. 7, 2016—Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced an expanded Brocade® SLX® family with new innovative switches that feature unparalleled network visibility and the addition of Brocade Workflow Composer™ Automation Suites for turnkey automation.  This is the industry’s first data centre networking portfolio to deliver agility at all layers of the data centre stack, while being open to provide customers with choice.  With Brocade, organisations can build networks that allow them to quickly adapt to technology transitions, deliver new services at cloud speed and accelerate digital transformation.   Building on the Brocade SLX 9850 routing solution that Brocade introduced in September, the new Brocade SLX 9140, SLX 9240 and SLX 9540 data centre switches deliver flexible leaf, spine and edge connectivity while leveraging the Brocade SLX Insight Architecture™.  By embedding network visibility on every router and switch, organisations can achieve pervasive visibility throughout the network to quickly identify problems, accelerate mean-time-to-remediation and improve overall service levels. The Brocade SLX 9140 and 9240 extend these capabilities with a programmable ASIC that provides Visibility Services from the physical wire to virtual networks and workloads.   New automation suites, including Network Essentials, Data Centre Fabrics and Internet Exchange Points for the Brocade Workflow Composer platform, powered by StackStorm, provide automated network provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation workflows. These automation suites are ideal for customers who want to jumpstart their automation journey with pre-built workflows to accelerate time-to-value.  Introduced earlier this year, Brocade Workflow Composer is a server-based, DevOps-style network automation platform that integrates across IT domains for end-to-end workflow automation.    According to IDC,[1] two-thirds of CEOs at Global 2000 companies will place digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017.  CEOs recognise they must become a digital organisation to accelerate the pace of innovation and drive competitive advantage or risk being displaced by more nimble competitors.  Fast innovation can only happen with an agile IT foundation where automation works seamlessly with network visibility while digitally connecting all IT domains and functions together to eliminate silos and deliver end-to-end automation. “Organisations that are going through digital transformation need networks that are extremely agile, extensively automated and highly visible,” said Phillip Coates, systems engineer manager for ANZ, Brocade.  “Brocade is delivering the breadth and depth of flexibility and agility that sets us apart from other network providers. We do so vertically across the data centre stack, and horizontally across domains within the data centre—while being open at every layer.”Brocade SLX Family Advancements The new Brocade SLX 9140 leaf switch provides native 48x25 GbE server-facing ports and 6x100 GbE ports in a 1U fixed form factor. It also features flexible 1/10/25/40/100 GbE configuration options. The new Brocade SLX 9240 spine switch delivers high density 32x100 GbE ports in a 1U fixed form factor. Both the Brocade SLX 9140 and SLX 9240 switches feature the first programmable ASIC in their class of switch enabling Brocade to rapidly deliver new capabilities via software.  This eliminates expensive forklift upgrades for customers when new technologies and protocols are introduced into the environment. The ASIC builds on the Brocade SLX Insight Architecture, an open kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) environment to run third-party and customer-specific monitoring, troubleshooting and analytics applications, by adding Visibility Services to provide insight into virtual networks and workloads. Actions can be taken within the switch or through applications and tools outside of the switch, such as Splunk or Brocade Workflow Composer. The Brocade SLX 9540 switch delivers carrier-class features in a cost-effective 1 RU fixed form factor optimised for data centre interconnect, WAN edge and Internet exchange point deployments. It offers 48x10 GbE ports and 6x100 GbE ports. Brocade Workflow Composer Automation Suites Designed to run with the Brocade Workflow Composer platform, Brocade automation suites are ideal for IT organisations seeking to embrace automation but have limited automation development skills and resources.  The suites provide out-of-box network lifecycle automation for commonly performed tasks and are packaged to address major use cases. Each automation suite includes documentation and a collection of turnkey, yet customisable workflows, services, sensors, actions, and rules.  Customers can use Brocade automation suites as is or as starter kits for building or customising workflows specific to their data centre requirements to reduce time-to-value.  Supporting Quotes “Enterprises want to build datacentre networks that emulate those of the web-scale giants, but they frequently lack the in-house expertise and resources required to implement such networks and to operate them effectively. As such, they turn to trusted vendors as key partners that can provide them with technologies that are easy to consume, deploy, and manage. Brocade’s approach to embedding visibility into their switches, combined with enhanced automation and programmability, can help organisations transform their networks to align with their digital-transformation initiatives.” – Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks, IDC “Brocade’s new data centre product portfolio will give us enhanced network visibility from our infrastructure to applications and provide the agility we need to support our customers’ evolving expectations in our dynamic environment.” – Luke Norris, CEO, Faction, Inc. “At SwissIX Internet Exchange, we need to be able to quickly provide increasing bandwidth and new interconnection services at a very low price.  We are excited to start testing the Brocade SLX 9540 and the prospect it holds with Brocade Workflow Composer automation suites to cost effectively scale bandwidth and service capability while helping our network operations to support service agility.” – Matthias Cramer, board member, SwissIX Availability The Brocade SLX 9140 and SLX 9240 are currently planned to be orderable in January 2017.  The Brocade SLX 9540 is orderable today.  All switches are planned to be generally available in April 2017. Brocade Workflow Composer is generally available today.  The new automation suites will be available for preview in December 2016 with general availability planned for February 2017.  Additional Resources: Blog: The Breadth and Depth of Agility Infographic: The Case for Simpler, Agile Networks Brocade SLX Family About Brocade Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organisations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation.  With solutions spanning public and private data centres to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com) # # #© 2016 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.These products and features and their availability are subject to change at the sole discretion of Brocade, and Brocade shall have no liability for delay in the delivery or failure to deliver any of the products or features described herein.Brocade, the B-wing symbol, and MyBrocade are registered trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. Other brands, product names, or service names mentioned of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. are listed at www.brocade.com/en/legal/brocade-legal-intellectual-property/brocade-legal-trademarks.html. Other marks may belong to third parties.  Brocade Contacts Media Relations                                                                                 Einsteinz Communications Emma Keen or Carlotta Vittori                                                      02 8905 0995                                                                                 brocade@einsteinz.com.au   Investor Relations Michael Iburg 408.333.0233miburg@brocade.com   [1] IDC Analyst Connection, “Modernizing Data Center Networks for Digital Transformation,” Sept. 2016. Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T02:09:18Z dell-boomi-s-asia-pacific-and-japan-expansion-continues-with-key-senior-hires Sydney, Australia – December 6, 2016 – Dell Boomi has further expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) with three new senior hires to cater for strong local demand for cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).   The appointments comprise Michelle Grange and David Flaks, who join the company as Enterprise Account Executives, and Richard Snowden, who fills the role of Inside Sales Executive.   With more than 35 years’ experience in software and services sales between them, Grange and Flaks have been appointed to manage business development and customer relations for Boomi’s southern and northern operations in Australia, respectively.   Grange previously held senior roles at SugarCRM and Microsoft, among other software companies, where she worked with multiple top 100 Australian organisations across most industry sectors.   Having formerly had high-profile stints at InfoReady, IBM and Dell, Flaks brings to Boomi extensive experience in client management and team leadership, in both direct and partner sales roles.   Meanwhile, Snowden will work directly with regional organisations on their digital transformation strategies, and act as the first point of contact for them. Snowden joins Boomi from Mulesoft where he was responsible for account development across Australia and New Zealand as the company’s lead Inside Sales Representative.   Boomi launched its APJ operations with the opening of its Sydney office in April 2016. Michael Evans was appointed to lead the business as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), based in Sydney. Evans’ appointment coincided with that of Linda Urlich, Partner and Alliances Manager APJ, and Tania Mushtaq, Senior Marketing Manager APJ, who were joined soon after by a number of additional new executives.  Boomi currently employs 13 staff in the region.   Since launch, Boomi has experienced significant demand from local organisations requiring powerful and simple cloud integration capabilities to connect best-of-breed, business-critical applications.   “Traditional methods for integration typically can no longer cost-effectively meet the integration needs of rapidly evolving businesses,” said Evans. “This is why local organisations are increasingly implementing iPaaS; it provides cloud-based integration capabilities that can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its various departments.   “The appointments of Michelle, David and Richard provide Boomi with further presence to cater for this demand in Australia and New Zealand. Their experience in the local software industry builds on our existing expertise, allowing us to align even more closely with local companies’ business needs.”  About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Technologies. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Realview announces Radiaca: a world-first JV to commercialise emerging print technology 2016-12-01T01:55:19Z realview-announces-radiaca-a-world-first-jv-to-commercialise-emerging-print-technology 1 December 2016, Sydney, Australia. Leading mobile tech provider, Realview, announces today a world-first JV, Radiaca. The venture will commercialise a range of emerging print technologies that will catapult the print sector into a new era of innovation and growth at a time of significant disruption. A 2016 study by IBISWorld found that the printing industry has declined over the past five years, with consumers increasingly seeking solutions through online platforms. In collaboration with Printer Magazines Group (PMG), Radiaca will help positively grow the print sector by tapping into new revenue streams and new ways of consuming print media. The aim of Radica is to commercialise emerging technologies for printers, with Realview’s very own Partica platform being one of the technologies leading the way in the venture’s suite of solutions. Partica is a cutting-edge mobile tech platform that reformats print publications into a mobile-friendly format. “To keep up with a rapidly changing industry, printers need to rethink how their brand is perceived in the marketplace and embrace new technologies that will provide a value add to customers while generating new revenue streams,” said Realview CEO, Richard Lindley. “Radiaca combines existing technologies and processes to open up new business opportunities for printers. It delivers a personalised digital experience directly to the consumer through their mobile, providing content such as magazines, annual reports, brochures, guides and catalogues. This is the way of the future,” said Mr Lindley. "We recognise that print is here to stay and a vital piece of marketing communication. To keep pace with how the market consumes information, digital and mobile solutions are critical. Radiaca aims to bring all the three verticals together to provide a seamless solution,” said Radiaca co-founder and CEO of PMG, Shankar Vishwanath. This announcement comes at a time when Realview are carving out a cutting-edge reputation as leaders and disruptors in the mobile tech space. Last month, Realview were listed in EContent’s top 100 global digital influencers list for their innovative mobile tech solutions. In 2017, the company have their sights set upon expansion into New Zealand and South-East Asia. ~ENDs