The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-19T11:22:17Z ISACA Launches Real-time, Real-world Cyber Security Training Platform and Assessment Tool 2017-04-19T11:22:17Z isaca-launches-real-time-real-world-cyber-security-training-platform-and-assessment-tool Sydney, Australia (19 April 2017) – ISACA is changing how cyber security training is delivered with the latest additions to its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio of resources—the CSX Training Platform and Assessment Tool. The CSX Training Platform offers learners an easily accessible, constantly updated education environment that gives administrators clear insights into employee performance so organisations can ensure that they hire and retain the best talent on the front lines of cyber security defenses. The on-demand, performance-based training and assessment tool, conducted in live environments using real-world threat scenarios, is the first of its kind. Historically, organisations have had to rely on training mechanisms that are costly, inaccessible and quickly out-of-date due to the ever-changing threat environment. According to a recent ISACA survey, 52 per cent of respondents said they believe traditional cyber security training options leave staff only moderately to not-at-all prepared. With the growing skills gap, cyber security team leaders are looking to formally diagnose specific areas where they need to bolster skills, according to 62% of respondents. Real-time Skills Assessment The CSX Training Platform addresses those pain points with the first-of-its kind cloud-hosted assessment feature, which lets HR professionals evaluate the hands-on skills of cyber security job candidates and enables cyber security team leaders to assess the skills of their current staff. The CSX Assessment Tool gives hiring managers a critical resource when it comes to evaluating candidates and ultimately filling positions. Human resource departments and supervisors can use the tool to determine if applicants, or current employees, have the necessary hands-on skills for positions or promotions. Candidates respond to real-world threats in a live lab environment, and HR professionals will receive an immediate assessment of their skills, giving them a clear picture of what the candidate can and can’t do. “With its hands-on approach to cyber defense, the CSX Training Platform is an important learning solution for enterprises that want their front-line IT teams to be cyber-hardened, cyber-prepared and cyber-tested,” said Christos Dimitriadis, ISACA board chair and group director of information security at INTRALOT, “The ability to test and build skills will help enterprises address the significant skills gap problem they’re facing.” Performance-Based Training in a Live Network Environment The CSX Training Platform currently includes up to 100 hours of performance-based learning, divided among beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It also features virtual versions of ISACA’s three CSX Practitioner courses, the CSX Practitioner Bootcamp, and the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course. The CSX Labs and courses will be updated continuously, and new ones will be added in response to evolving needs of cyber security teams and the threat landscape. “We consistently hear from CISOs around the world that cost and accessibility are significant barriers to getting their employees the hands-on training they need to be effective and advance their capabilities,” said Matt Loeb, ISACA CEO. “As part of our mission to narrow the skills gap and help enterprises develop their cyber workforce, ISACA developed the CSX Training Platform as an affordable solution that gives cyber security professionals complex scenarios to handle and live incidents to detect and mitigate.” The CSX Training Platform isn’t built as a one-size-fits-all for learners. With modules for all levels of practitioners, learners can be sure they are receiving flexible training that is appropriate for their skill level and helps them advance their capabilities in the areas that are most relevant to their work. Enterprises of all sizes can choose to have full access or modify the options to fit their needs. Additionally, with its cloud-based model, training can be accessed by employees on demand and without the expense of travel. Organisations are no longer forced to pull their IT staff away from their job to participate in off-site training. “Each organisation faces a unique set of threats, and the CSX Training Platform is designed to address those threats and test related skills. Our experts will constantly add to the platform, so we are able to build a training curriculum that supports the immediate and future needs of cyber security teams,” said Frank Schettini, Chief Innovation Officer for ISACA. “A cybercriminal builds an attack based on his or her domain of expertise. So why wouldn’t organisations enable security professionals to build defenses the same way?” Why Today? Though cyber security threats are growing in number and complexity, the professionals on the front lines of defense are not keeping pace, according to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2017 report. Hiring managers are having a hard time finding the right talent, citing issues such as: Nearly 1 in 3 organisations say it takes six months or more to fill open cyber security positions 37% of organisations say fewer than 1 in 4 candidates are qualified 1 in 5 organisations gets fewer than five applicants for open cyber security positions Additionally, cyber security leaders have a critical need to build the skills of their existing staff. The same survey found that fewer than half are confident in their team’s skills to detect and respond to complex cyber incidents. The CSX Training Platform is currently available for enterprise use. An individual version will be available later in 2017. For more information, visit www.isaca.org/CSXCyberTrainingPlatform. About ISACA ISACA® (isaca.org) helps professionals around the globe realise the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organisations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association serving more than 500,000 engaged professionals in 188 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT® framework, which helps organisations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX), ISACA helps organisations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contacts: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@iconinternational.com.au 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. Gold Coast Website Designer Develops New Website for Gold Coast Car Sales 2017-04-13T06:19:49Z gold-coast-website-designer-develops-new-website-for-gold-coast-car-sales Gold Coast Car Sales assigned its website designing project to Gold Coast Website Designer in Jan 2017. The newly developed website is ready for launch. The link is: http://goldcoastcarsales.com.au The architecture of the website is user-friendly. It neatly features a marketplace for cars displaying clear and bright images of several pre-owned cars. The menus in the header section give precise indications about the content they lead to. This helps users find all the pages instantly. The important segments are ‘USED CARS FOR SALE’ and ‘SELL YOUR CAR’. The placement of all the buttons is done appropriately to minimize hovering errors or wrong clicks. The social sharing and call to action buttons are prominently visible on the home page, so a visitor does not need to hunt for them. Most importantly, the website brings forth all the advantages of WordPress, it is equipped with secured user login. Therefore, Gold Coast Car Sales has a highly functional and attractive website. Gold Coast Web Designer has been able to satisfy its client with a responsive and SEO-friendly website to earn optimum user engagement that results in ROI. About Gold Coast Website Designer Gold Coast Website Designer is one of the most popular web designing firms. It specialises in eCommerce sites and WordPress sites. Understanding the need of the digital marketing world, it focuses on creating fast-loading websites compatible with different screen sizes of mobiles, tablets and computers. The company has designed SEO-friendly responsive websites for several clients from diverse industries. Contact Gold Coast Website Designer, Address: 50 Codrington Circuit, Pacific Pines QLD 4211, Australia Phone: 61 488 914 289 Website: https://www.goldcoastwebsitedesigner.com.au Acronis True Image 2017 new generation up to 10x faster than competitors and is proven as ransomware fighter 2017-04-12T01:47:40Z acronis-true-image-2017-new-generation-up-to-10x-faster-than-competitors-and-is-proven-as-ransomware-fighter Sydney, Australia; 12-April, 2017:  Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage today announced the latest report from AV-TEST, The Independent IT-Security Institute, has validated Acronis True Image as the most complete data protection solution, specifically noting its capability to protect data against ransomware with Acronis Active Protection™. “Acronis is the only product capable of detecting and stopping ransomware, delivering close-to-perfect results,” the Data Protection and Backup Software Test report stated. AV-TEST conducted a series of tests comparing Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation Premium, Carbonite Personal PLUS, CrashPlan for Home, and iDrive in four different categories: usability, performance, functionality and threat protection. The results of these tests were eye-opening, clearly setting Acronis True Image apart from the competition: • Threat Protection score: 90 percent: Acronis True Image is the only consumer backup solution with an active protection against ransomware. It stopped all five real-world ransomware attacks attempted during the tests. • Performance score: 92 percent. Acronis outperformed the competition in all tested performance scenarios, including backup and restore time for full and incremental backups. On average Acronis True Image was twice as fast and in some cases 10 times faster than the competitors. • Usability score: 78 percent. Acronis True Image achieved the highest score because of its clean interface and easy set up. • Functionality score: 85 percent. Acronis shared the first place with iDrive, both having 33 out of possible 39 features required in this category. The report specifically noted the Try&Decide, System Cleanup and Mobile Device Backup features and the ability to choose one of nine countries in which to store data when the backup destination was the cloud. "Acronis provided excellent performance, is easy to use and has a rich feature set. On top of that it is the only solution in the test to provide dedicated protection from ransomware attacks. This earned Acronis the first ever APPROVED BACKUP & DATA SECURITY certificate of AV-TEST," said David Walkiewicz, Director Test Research. Acronis Active Protection Malware attacks and defences against them are continually evolving. When the use of backup was proven to be a reliable defence against ransomware, cyber criminals began developing ransomware variants that find and attack backup files, too. To answer this new threat, Acronis enhanced its backup solutions with innovative new anti-ransomware technology. Introduced in January 2017 in Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation consumer backup, Acronis Active Protection™ actively defends both user files and their backups by identifying and blocking ransomware attacks in real-time. Earlier this year, Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation also received the Gold Self-Protection Award after another independent test by Anti-Malware Testing Lab recognized the software’s capacity to protect itself and user backups from ransomware. Acronis Active Protection technology is currently being rolled out across the full range of Acronis’ data protection and storage products, including Acronis Backup Advanced and Acronis Backup Cloud. “Backup remains the most effective protection against data loss, however backup alone is no longer enough. Ransomware criminals are now targeting backups and the software that creates them. Acronis predicted this and hired security experts to create a solution to proactively protect our customers, releasing Acronis Active Protection just in time to protect customers from this damaging cyber pandemic,” said John Zanni, CMO at Acronis. For more information, please visit ·      Data Protection and Backup Software Test Report ·      Report Presentation - SlideShare ·      Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation ·      Acronis Active Protection™ 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. CSA Achieves ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security 2017-04-06T01:36:50Z csa-achieves-iso-27001-certification-for-information-security CSA (Computer Systems Australia) today announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification, the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Meeting the extensive criteria for the standard satisfies that CSA has the security controls in place to protect client data. The standard formalises the requirements for an ISMS, a systematic approach to keep sensitive information and assets secure within organisations. It includes the application of a risk management framework to people, processes and IT systems. In order to achieve this certification, a company must show it has a systematic and ongoing approach to managing sensitive company and customer information. “We are proud to have formalised what we had already been doing for clients for many years,” said John Schneider, Managing Director, CSA. “CSA are committed to delivering best practice across the board, with ISO 27001 being an addition to the ISO 9001 Quality Management certification we have held for the past 20 years. We see this addition as further testament of our commitment to information security, particularly with recent changes to legislation regarding data breaches." “CSA recognises that preventing security breaches has become a high priority, as more organisations are looking externally for partners who meet the ISO 27001 standard, to protect their data. This certification is an extension of our existing information security processes, where we are currently offering dedicated Security-as-a-Service solutions built around global best practice.” Achieving the ISO/IEC 27001 standard involves a formal security audit of an organisation’s ISMS to test it directly against the requirements of the standard. Upon successful completion, the organisation must complete regular follow-up audits to confirm continuing compliance with the standard. The audit was conducted by SAI Global in March 2017. About CSA  CSA has over 30 years experience and currently delivers ICT solutions to over 300 clients nationally across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. CSA has experienced significant growth to a point where annual revenues are over $50m, staff exceed 120, and it has multiple offices across the country. CSA designs, implements and runs technology for clients in a high performance, secure and cost effective way. CSA also works with clients to innovate their business with technology. By taking the lead on technology, CSA ensures that clients remain focused on the experience, value and assurance they provide to their respective customers. CSA helps its customers to navigate and advance their journey towards digital by harnessing technology to transform business. The CSA portfolio of solutions and services includes Service Management, Mobility and Collaboration, Network and Security, and Datacentre and Cloud. www.csa.com.au LogMeIn integrates join.me and OpenVoice 2017-04-06T00:29:15Z logmein-integrates-join-me-and-openvoice SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 6 April, 2017 – LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today announced that two of its Communications and Collaboration portfolio products,  join.me and OpenVoice, have integrated to offer join.me users a toll-free dial-in option. This integration is the first example of LogMeIn bringing together the functionally of two products since the close of the merger between LogMeIn and the GoTo family of products on 1 February,2017. With this integration, join.me is now included alongside GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToTraining as LogMeIn products that leverage the OpenVoice technology integrated directly into the meeting experience. As a result, LogMeIn can now offer the ability to seamlessly incorporate a toll-free option into meetings across entire collaboration portfolio, eliminating the cost of the call for the meeting attendees.   The merger between LogMeIn and the GoTo family of products brought industry leading communications and collaboration products GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining, join.me and OpenVoice under one roof to create simpler, more intelligent ways for people to meet, market and train. LogMeIn’s combined communication and collaboration products support 20 million users, over 900 million conferencing minutes a month contributing to over 7 million meetings per month, and 12 billion voice minutes per year.   “We’ve long seen the benefits of offering OpenVoice Integrated to our GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining customers, and we immediately saw the potential of adding the same functionality to join.me, giving those customers, for the first time, a toll-free calling solution once our companies merged,” said, Chris Battles, Chief Product Officer, LogMeIn. “In just two months as one company we’ve been able to add value for join.me users by adding an option that reduces the barrier for meeting hosts to reach their clients, customers, or prospects making sure that attendees never have to pay the cost of the phone call.”   With OpenVoice Integrated, join.me Pro and Business users now have the option to add a toll-free dial-in option to their meetings. Attendees will be able to choose the dial-in option that is most convenient for them -- VoIP, local phone numbers, or toll-free. The integration also expands join.me’s audio coverage to additional international countries, bringing the total number of countries supported with local or toll-free numbers to nearly 70. The complementary tools allow users to leverage LogMeIn products to absorb the cost of calling in order to reach more customers, potential customers or clients and create a better experience for the attendees.   For more information please visit: https://join.me/toll-free    About LogMeIn, Inc. LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. One of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, and a market leader in communication & conferencing, identity & access, and customer engagement & support solutions, LogMeIn has millions of customers spanning virtually every country across the globe. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston with additional locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.    Media contact: Gloria Lee Espresso Communications on behalf of LogMeIn +61 2 8016 2200logmein@espressocomms.com.au   ### Geoscape Offers World-First Decision Making Capabilities to Australian Organisations 2017-04-04T22:57:33Z geoscape-offers-world-first-decision-making-capabilities-to-australian-organisations Locate17 – Sydney, Australia – 5th April, 2017: PSMA Australia, a provider of the nation’s location datasets, today officially launched its award-winning innovation in location intelligence, Geoscape. In a world-first, Geoscape enables Australian organisations to make better decisions using location-based insights that were previously too costly or time consuming for most businesses to access. This is the first time location information and data analytics have been combined and made available in this way, on a national level. PSMA also confirmed the much-anticipated Sydney dataset will be released on 5th April, 2017, with the national rollout due for completion by early 2018. To download a sample of Geoscape, visit: www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ “Geoscape is a breakthrough in location-based intelligence that provides essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy, and puts Australia on the world map as a leader in this technology,” said Dan Paull, PSMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a business intelligence tool, Geoscape gives organisations the opportunity to improve services and increase revenue through evidence-based decision making. It will be used by governments to improve Australia’s future planning, development and management, including everything from building smarter cities to keeping people safe during fires, floods and other natural disasters. There’s also a vast range of applications in the private sector, with particular interest coming from the telecommunications, insurance and utilities sectors.” DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, uses a range of geospatial technologies to deliver core components of the Geoscape dataset. By connecting the world's highest quality commercial satellite imagery and an ecosystem of analytics partners on the Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX), DigitalGlobe is able to automatically and accurately extract many types of features about the built environment at continental scale. "The convergence of high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies has created some incredibly exciting opportunities for organisations to analyse man-made and natural environments at country and continent scales more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, CTO, and EVP. “We are proud to partner with PSMA Australia to harness these innovations and create a digital index of Australia’s built environment that will benefit a wide range of industries, including business intelligence, insurance, and telecommunications.” How Geoscape works PSMA has collaborated with DigitalGlobe to create the Geoscape dataset, which uses a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and machine learning to capture attributes of the built environment and link each building to a geocoded address. Organisations can see and analyse this data to gain new insights and improve the way they plan and operate. The data includes building footprints and heights, roof construction, land cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panel installations and swimming pools, and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools. New opportunities for enhanced service delivery As Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems evolve and smart cities become a reality, Geoscape can underpin them by linking a wide range of information generated about the lifecycle of the built environment. Data from a rich mesh of sensors can be tied to a location, an address, a legal land parcel and an area, ranging from a single building, to a few streets, to a planning zone or a region. Geoscape creates a wide range of opportunities for improved service delivery including in: Risk management (flood modelling, fire risk modelling, wind impact assessment) Geoscape provides information about the size and roof construction of buildings, their proximity to vegetation and other buildings and a model of terrain to support the assessment of risk. Market assessment For businesses providing property related services Geoscape provides information about buildings, solar panel installations, swimming pools, roofing material, surfaces and vegetation. Telecommunications Geoscape supports the rollout of wi-fi and 5G networks by providing a model of the terrain and information on the shape and heights of buildings and tree cover to support blackspot analysis. Natural disaster impact assessment Preliminary post-event assessment of the likely impact of natural disasters on building infrastructure and vegetation. Valuations Provides building sizes, number, roofing information, vegetation location, heights and basic land use for the valuation process. How Pitney Bowes uses Geoscape Pitney Bowes has been a partner of PSMA Australia for over 15 years. Geoscape is the main dataset used by Pitney Bowes to create its GeoVision product. The data captured in Geoscape is taken and combined with Pitney Bowes location intelligence platforms to create unique and leading edge solutions, which are capturing world-wide recognition. For more information, please see a case study www.geoscape.com.au/showcase/. Australia's ground-breaking Geoscape is rolling out, region by region, across Australia. For progress on the national rollout of Geoscape, view the release schedule at www.geoscape.com.au/rollout/. Download your free trial To download a sample of Geoscape to see how it could be used in your organisation, visit www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ Want to know more? If you’re interested in speaking with PSMA to learn more about Geoscape, you may visit them at Booth 110 and 112 at Locate17 or contact marketing@psma.com.au. For more information: www.geoscape.com.au/ About PSMA Australia PSMA Australia’s goal is to facilitate broad and sustainable access to high-quality location data by offering foundational national spatial information derived from the authoritative data sources of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments and private sector partners. PSMA was formed by the governments of Australia in 1993 to collate, transform and deliver their location data as national datasets. An unlisted company limited by shares, PSMA is owned by all the governments of Australia. As an independent and self-funded business, PSMA is able to collaborate beyond government to drive innovation and provide fundamental infrastructure for a digital world. For more information visit: www.psma.com.au/ About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet its customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defence and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management and navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information visit: www.digitalglobe.com/ Media Contact: Kate Donnelly Spectrum Group psma@spectrumgroup.is +61 2 9469 5700 Acronis Announces Active Protection, Adds Plesk, cPanel, Website Backup to Acronis Backup Cloud, Opens New Revenue Opportunities to Service Providers 2017-04-04T01:15:53Z acronis-announces-active-protection-adds-plesk-cpanel-website-backup-to-acronis-backup-cloud-opens-new-revenue-opportunities-to-service-providers Sydney- Australia, 4 April 2017 – Rapid adoption of cloud-based services and exponential data growth in the recent years have exposed a need for fast, powerful, and integrated data protection solutions. Backup is king, and Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, has the world’s only data protection solution specifically designed to equip service providers to take advantage of this lucrative market opportunity — Acronis Backup Cloud. Plesk, cPanel, and Website Backup with Acronis Backup Cloud Acronis Backup Cloud, the world’s #1 backup for service providers has just got better. Acronis announces the addition of Plesk, cPanel, and generic website backup functionality to what is set to become the most complete hybrid cloud backup-as-a-service platform in the world.  Through way of an extension added to existing cPanel and Plesk servers, Acronis Backup Cloud blends into Plesk and cPanel’s native multi-tier and multi-tenant architecture, displaying an Acronis widget in the administrator and user control panels and providing full image-based server backup and recovery for administrators, and granular self-service website recovery for hosting customers. Acronis Active Protection™, an advanced ransomware protection technology proven by independent tests, will be added to Acronis Backup Cloud in the coming month, keeping data stored in the Acronis Cloud out of reach of ransomware crooks. Acronis Backup Cloud business is going through an explosive growth, far exceeding the 18% public cloud services market growth rate forecasted by Gartner for 2017: more than 15,000 devices were added in the last 30 days alone; over 100% YoY growth in bookings; seven-fold YoY growth in cloud storage.  According to the Hosting and Cloud Study 2017 conducted by 451 Research and released by Microsoft last week, backup and recovery services hold the top position among the managed services used by organisations last year. Service providers are in a prime position to protect their customers’ data and build their business with Acronis’ support and innovative technology. Acronis Backup Cloud is • Fast — World’s fastest backup technology, rapid time to market, and fast time to profitability. • Easy — Easy integration with leading service automation software, including Odin Automation, WHMCS, HostBill, ConnectWise, and now Plesk and cPanel servers, extracting the benefits of native multi-tier and multi-tenant architecture. • Complete — Full protection of all customers’ data — 16 different platforms, including computers, mobile devices, Microsoft Office 365 accounts, websites, and applications — physical and virtual, local and cloud. • Reliable — Trusted by over 2,000 service providers worldwide. • Safe — Seamless integration with Acronis Storage with Acronis CloudRAID™. “Thousands of service providers, half a million business users, and five million consumers have already embraced Acronis data protection technology. Three years ago we designed a true hybrid cloud architecture and turned our focus on service providers. Acronis Backup Cloud, the result of our hard work, now helps service providers to capture new business and on sell more services to existing customers. Every new feature we add brings additional opportunities and more business,” said John Zanni, Acronis CMO. Acronis Storage, a Universal Software Defined Storage Companion for Acronis Backup Cloud Acronis Storage universal software defined storage solution enables service providers to take advantage of the Acronis hybrid cloud architecture and store their customers’ data in their own datacentre (which may be critical in geographies with strict data sovereignty regulations). Acronis Storage is a cost-effective and efficient solution, beating the competition both in price and technology.  Acronis Storage is • Fast — Up to 20x faster than the competition: ESG Lab compared the block storage performance of Acronis Storage with a traditional SAN-based storage array on comparable hardware, and found Acronis Storage to be as much as 20x faster, depending on the type of traffic used. It was also found to be as much as 4x faster than Ceph. • Universal — Multiple data interfaces allow service providers to utilize Acronis Storage for block, file, or object storage simultaneously, providing a single managed storage platform for hot and cold storage needs alike. • Safe — Acronis CloudRAIDTM and Acronis NotaryTM with blockchain data protection protect from data loss and information tampering with exclusive Acronis technologies. • Efficient — Rapid management and controllable TCO: ESG Lab validated that the cost of an Acronis Storage implementation can be as much as one-sixth the cost of either traditional in-house storage or public cloud storage. • Proven – Acronis Storage is built on a proven architecture that has been in production for more than six years in seventeen Acronis cloud datacentres worldwide, safely managing over 100 PB of customer data. “ESG Lab confirmed that Acronis Storage delivers true ease of use in the complex landscape of unified storage… Some of the best and most useful solutions come from organizations that realize they already have all the pieces in their portfolio to meet the next IT challenge… ESG Lab strongly believes Acronis Storage is one of these solutions,” Agile and Efficient Software-defined Storage from Acronis report stated. IT Outsourcing Company Lantec Selects New Zealand’s Promapp Cloud-Based Process Management Software to Enhance Service Levels for Customers 2017-03-28T22:58:21Z it-outsourcing-company-lantec-selects-new-zealand-s-promapp-cloud-based-process-management-software-to-enhance-service-levels-for-customers Auckland, 29 March 2017 — Promapp Solutions, an industry leading provider of cloud-based process management software has announced that IT services company, Lantec (www.lantec.eu.com), has selected its technology to enable the outsourcer to introduce a set of core processes, with the addition of variants to meet the specific needs of individual customers.   According to Lantec’s CEO, Howard Bootle, the company expects to see a range of key benefits from investing in Promapp’s process mapping software including greater clarity of procedures across the business, reduced training overheads, lower costs due to rationalisation of processes and significant enhancements to the overall quality of services delivered to customers.  Need to meet extremely complex and unique customer demands He commented, “Due to the fast growth of our business it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the volume of processes we are managing. We often need to meet extremely complex and unique demands from our customers, so being able to streamline and modify processes is critical and provides full accountability across the organisation.   We reviewed a number of process mapping solutions that could help with this challenge, but eventually selected Promapp.  What struck me about Promapp was its simplicity and it did exactly what we wanted it to do. We wanted everyone to be able to use it, so it needed to be intuitive. With Promapp we can create a backbone of strength and stability from a blueprint of core standard processes, and with its PVM (Process Variant Management Module) we can then create bespoke processes to meet exact customer needs.”    An example of a bespoke process for Lantec might include the way in which a job upload is processed or in the provision of IT services, what particular technology needs to be installed on a particular terminal.“We can clearly demonstrate the value we provide”   In the past Lantec’s project managers have used tools such as Visio and Excel to record processes, but these were not easy to access or use by all staff.  However with Promapp, no extensive technical knowledge is required and both process owners and users have been hands-down impressed according to Lantec.    Howard Bootle adds, “We will also be actively using Promapp as a tool to show customers exactly what is involved in the different services we deliver so we can clearly demonstrate the value we provide.  With Promapp we have a system that allows us to introduce a cultural change and a new way of operating that will gradually eliminate any type of process failure in our business.”   Within three weeks of implementing the software the company has already mapped 204 processes.   Key benefits of deploying Promapp Some of the key benefits that Lantec expects to realise from deploying Promapp include:   ·     Consistent processes will enhance quality and reliability of service delivery for customers ·     Reduced training costs as all processes are already documented and easy to follow ·     Establishing core processes reduces the number of business processes, resulting in higher efficiencies and lower costs ·     Ensures clarity across the business, so there is no confusion over who is responsible for what processes ·     Differentiation from competitors as Lantec can demonstrate value and quality to customers ·     Process Variant Management module enables easy customisation of processes for individual projects ·     Retention of expert knowledge and intellectual property within the company as this is now fully documented rather than residing in someone’s head ·     Better understanding of time management   For more information about the Promapp Process Variant Management Module or other Promapp products, visit www.promapp.com About Lantec Lantec was established in 1998 and has since grown to a turnover of £14million. The company’s technical knowledge – coupled with project management expertise – enables its outsourced IT and estate management services to be tailored to meet the specific needs of organisations, whatever their underlying business model.    With UK offices and warehouse facilities in London Luton and operating warehousing active across other European locations, Lantec is able to offer a unique range of outsourced services that deliver cost effective yet flexible solutions.    As a company, Lantec focus on developing partnerships founded on mutual benefit. It is this approach – and everything that contributes to it – that sets Lantec apart. The company is committed to a growth strategy that spans the world, but never loses sight of what it takes to turn a vision into reality.    Central to this future roadmap is its status as a privately-owned enterprise – the company believes that shaping its own destiny is integral to the innovative way of working valued by its growing customer base.  Key industries that Lantec serves include manufacturing, banking and the retail sector.About Promapp Established in 2002, Promapp Solutions Limited <http://www.promapp.com> works with hundreds of organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture.    Promapp’s cloud-based business process management (BPM) software makes it easy to create, navigate, share, and change business processes, enabling continuous improvement, quality assurance, risk management and business continuity. Providing an intuitive online process mapping tool, a cloud-based process repository, and a comprehensive process improvement toolset, Promapp’s proprietary software supports the development of smarter and safer ways to work, while encouraging sharing of information by operational teams rather than limiting it to process analysts and technical specialists.   Promapp’s wide range of public and private sector customers includes: Toyota, McDonald's, Coca-Cola Amatil, TeliaSonera, Ricoh, Air New Zealand, Konica Minolta, Audi Australia, Fuji Xerox and the Department of Justice, Victoria.   The company is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, with offices in UK (London), USA (San Francisco, CA) and Australia (Sydney and Melbourne). www.promapp.com MEDIA RELEASE: Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round 2017-03-21T21:30:00Z media-release-moneytree-completes-a-jpy-1-billion-funding-series-b-funding-round-2 MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2017 Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round: SBI Investment and major regional banks join mega bank-affiliated venture  capital firms and a leading UK asset management company as investors Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global fintech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months. The development paves the way for unprecedented connectivity across the financial services sector with Moneytree providing tools and services that enable individuals and businesses to aggregate and control all their financial data in a single place.  Moneytree will use the funding to add functionality to its popular personal finance management app, as well as to invest in deepening the capabilities of its Moneytree LINK platform (https://link.moneytree.jp) that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data-sharing platform.  Moneytree CEO Paul Chapman said: “We are accelerating Moneytree’s growth to deliver seamless access to Japan’s financial services. In coming months, we will expand beyond the Japanese market and become a regional player, working for positive change, and cementing a position as the most trusted financial data portability platform.” Funds were raised from SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Technology Partners Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Senshu Ikeda Capital Company Ltd., and noted British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co., as well as reinvestment from Series A round investors Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and salesforce.com, inc. The total amount raised exceeds JPY 1 billion. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. led the round.  The participation of British asset management company Baillie Gifford & Co. signals a significant step forward in Moneytree’s plans for overseas expansion.  Moneytree LINK has secured over twenty customer and partner companies since 2015. Japanese ‘mega banks’ Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have adopted Moneytree LINK, with leading regional bank Senshu Ikeda also on the platform.  Moneytree LINK powers solutions from ten accounting software providers, making it the number one platform in the Japanese accounting industry. Moneytree will increase headcount across the organisation, including Development, Platform, Sales, Marketing and back office.  Mr. Chapman added: “As the fintech market expands rapidly, Moneytree remains focused on our core values of security, privacy, and transparency. As a platform, we will continue to maintain neutrality with regards to partner type, vertical, and even size.” -ends- About Moneytree Moneytree KK was founded in 2012 in Japan with the mission of bringing consumers, small businesses, and banks closer together. The Moneytree mobile app, introduced in 2013, allows users to automatically manage their bank accounts, credit cards, electronic money, mileage, points, and securities all together in one place on mobile and desktop. The app was awarded Apple’s App Store “Best of” in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Moneytree launched Moneytree LINK, a service that connects financial institutions and customers through a permission-based data sharing platform. It is aimed at creating value in the fields of accounting, finance, real estate rent management, automobile maintenance, expense settlements, invoice issuance, and asset management.  That same year, Moneytree received an unprecedented round of simultaneous investment by the venture capital arms of all three Japanese mega banks. Moneytree was also chosen by IBM as its first official Fintech API partner, and selected for MasterCard’s Start Path accelerator program.  Please address media inquiries to: AUSTRALIA Eric Robledo Honner TEL: +61 02 8248 3739 E-mail: eric@honner.com.au     JAPAN Kaori Kitakata Moneytree KK Communications Officer TEL: +81 03-4588-0621  E-mail: press@moneytree.jp URL: https://moneytree.jp   Avaya Australia and New Zealand Bolsters Team with Senior Sales, Channel Appointments 2017-03-21T01:35:36Z avaya-australia-and-new-zealand-bolsters-team-with-senior-sales-channel-appointments Sydney, Australia – March 21, 2017 – Avaya Australia and New Zealand has expanded its team with the appointment of Mitch Walkaden and Steve Williams to lead its local sales and channel operations, respectively. The company has also announced new hires and promotions to build on its continued business transformation. Walkaden has been appointed Director of Midmarket Sales and Distribution in A/NZ, with responsibility for working with customers and distributors to develop and support digital transformation strategies. His assignment follows two years with the company, having previously held the role of Distribution Account Manager. Williams has been elevated to Regional Channel Leader A/NZ, tasked with working with Avaya’s partners to deliver customisable and flexible solutions to joint clients. Williams joined Avaya in mid-2014, bringing to the company more than 10 years’ experience in IT channel management. Avaya A/NZ has also bolstered its ranks with new hires in Gary Walters and Brett Stevenson, who will fill the roles of Territory Account Manager NSW/Queensland and Sales Engineer, respectively. Both join Avaya with strong communications and telecommunications backgrounds, having held positions at companies including Truphone, M2 Group, Telstra and Optus. Additionally, as part of its investment in the wider IT industry, Avaya A/NZ has named two successful graduates of its local Graduate Program, with Shehara Hapugalle and Lloyd Nucup securing promotions to Channel Account Manager and Sales Engineer, respectively. Quotes: “Avaya A/NZ has undergone a significant transition over the last 18 to 24 months to ensure we’re more closely aligned with the needs of customers in today’s digital context. We’ve made key changes to how we operate and deliver outcomes to our customers that address challenges around Internet of Things, mobility, artificial intelligence, and more. These set of appointments marks the next phase of that continued transformation, allowing us to continue to building on the standard of solutions and services we deliver to customers and partners.” Peter Chidiac, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Avaya About Avaya Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires some form of communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. Certain statements contained in this press release may be forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these are reasonable, such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners ### Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T01:29:32Z 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. # # # Lufthansa Technik selects OneStrand AIR – an Australian S1000D technical authoring platform 2017-03-16T02:42:28Z lufthansa-technik-selects-onestrand-air-an-australian-s1000d-technical-authoring-platform Absolute Data Group (ADG) continues to soar in 2017 with Lufthansa Technik announcing this week it is embracing OneStrand AIR for authoring technical documents to the ASD S1000D Specification (see announcement). OneStrand AIR is the first and only flexible cloud-based S1000D Common Source Database available globally. It utilises ADG’s R4i S1000D software as its platform for delivery to customers around the world. Lufthansa Technik will utilise OneStrand AIR to author technical manuals for its inflight entertainment and cabin management system nice®, with more projects to follow. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Virgin Galactic purchasing the R4i S1000D Software Suite for installation and use in-house (see announcement). Virgin Galactic is utilising the technology to create, manage and leverage technical information vital to the operation and maintenance of their human spaceflight systems. S1000D is the international specification for technical publications utilising a common source database. Developed over the past 20 years, S1000D has become a highly-regarded specification used globally across several sectors including defence, aerospace, transport and manufacturing. With an increase in the number of civilian and defence air component manufacturers requiring software that is S1000D compliant, ADG is reaping the benefits with more and more air programs selecting their joint venture company, OneStrand LLC, as their go to team. According to ADG CEO Tammy Halter, their ability to provide S1000D software in a flexible, hosted environment is positioning them as the industry leader, hence attracting high profile clients like Lufthansa Technik. “In an industry first, we are making access to S1000D solutions cheaper and easier with our new hosted platform OneStrand AIR,” said Ms Halter. “It is the first modular S1000D publishing suite offered as an online subscription service, enabling organisations to create, manage and deliver S1000D compliant technical information without the need to purchase software and infrastructure. “This enables individuals or teams to access and distribute content regardless of location while being supported by S1000D consultants, trainers and technicians. Other software suppliers can no longer hide behind exorbitant pricing often associated with working with S1000D data.” ADG plans to continue expanding in other verticals such as civilian shipping and rail manufacturing, where the S1000D specification is being increasingly used due to the benefits of data re-use; from design and engineering, through to training, maintenance, operations and parts management through-life. About Absolute Data Group (ADG) ADG is headquartered in Brisbane and was founded in 1997 as an SGML consulting business. Today ADG is recognised worldwide for its innovative and user-friendly S1000D software suite. About OneStrand ADG is a joint venture partner of OneStrand LLC, a full-service company offering hosted and installed S1000D software, authoring services and support to best manage critical technical content in the aerospace, defence and transport industries.    Micron21 data centre becomes Australia’s first to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification 2017-03-15T00:40:07Z micron21-data-centre-becomes-australia-s-first-to-achieve-uptime-institute-tier-iv-fault-tolerant-design-certification MELBOURNE – March 15, 2017 – Micron21 announced today that its data centre has achieved Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification. This certification is based on a rigorous set of criteria covering mechanical, electrical, structural and site elements. Micron21 is the first data centre in Australia to be awarded Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification. “We are thrilled to be included among the few data centres in the world to receive the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification,” said Micron21 founder, James Braunegg. “This is a positive first step forward in data centre design for Australia, with rigorous data security standards to help us define a benchmark for excellence.” The Micron21 state-of-the-art data centre is located in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne. Its design caters for fully managed high density cloud services and support. It is a hub that provides solutions for clients requiring mission critical and fault tolerant data centre services. The data centre also includes an onsite Systems and Security Centre and Network Operation Centre (SOC and NOC). These are key to providing fully integrated monitoring and support services for customers. Many customers require direct access to highly talented systems, security and network engineers 24 hours a day. All of the above create a complete end-to-end solution for customers. James Braunegg said: “Key supporters who helped us on our journey include Blue IoT, Brocade, Cummins Power Generation, Dell, NSFOCUS, Uptime Institute and Vertiv Corporation. We thank them for their valuable support.” Micron21’s certification reflects on the company’s dedication to securing excellence in the realm of data and hosting solutions. These physical structures maintain Micron21’s global DDoS-protected network for ASX listed, Government and private Australian companies. Clients of Micron21 range from major ISPs to Australian hosting providers, and Government departments, through to local small and medium businesses. “We are pleased to award Micron21 the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification,” said John Duffin, Managing Director, South Asia, Uptime Institute. “Achieving a Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification illustrates that the facility meets the highest standards for infrastructure functionality and capacity as demonstrated on the design documents. This ensures that plans are configured to meet uptime goals and provide the critical business infrastructure needed, and is an important first step toward Tier Certification of a Constructed Facility.”  About Micron21 Established in August 2009, Micron21 provides and operates state-of-the-art cloud and data centre services certified to an ISO 27001 standard, within an Uptime Institute Certified Tier IV environment. Micron21 delivers mission critical services by owning and operating its own world class, fully redundant data centre. The data centre provides continuous power, cooling, physical and electronic security and highly redundant data transmission services. The core business products include: Server Co-location, DDoS Protection as-a-Service, virtual and physical dedicated servers, cloud services, domain names, high performance web hosting, disaster recovery (DR) solutions, load balancing, IP transit, fixed wireless network services, point to point fibre services, security services, Backup and Infrastructure as-a-Service, managed services and solution architecture. Its customers include global medium and enterprise-level corporations, government departments, Internet Service Providers, and wholesale resellers.About Uptime Institute Uptime Institute has awarded over 1000 Tier Certifications in over 80 countries and provided Accredited Tier Training for over 3000 professionals worldwide. Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organisation focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innova- tion, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute is recognised globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.For more information James Brauneggjames.braunegg@micron21.com 03. 9751 7690