The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-21T20:30:00Z MEDIA RELEASE: Moneytree Completes a JPY 1 Billion Funding Series B Funding Round 2017-03-21T20:30:00Z 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 2017-03-21T00:35:36Z 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 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z 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. # # # Lufthansa Technik selects OneStrand AIR – an Australian S1000D technical authoring platform 2017-03-16T01:42:28Z 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 2017-03-14T23:40:07Z 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   Acticall Sitel Group: A Successful Combination, One Year After Acquisition 2017-03-10T01:10:25Z acticall-sitel-group-a-successful-combination-one-year-after-acquisition-1 One year after Groupe Acticall acquired SITEL Worldwide Corporation, the newly created Acticall Sitel Group has successfully combined the DNA of both companies: Sitel’s 30 years of proven experience, expansive global footprint and unrivaled client diversity and Acticall’s entrepreneurial mindset, focus on innovation and digital vision. It is now fully operational in all markets. To support this transformation, a new Global Executive Team has been appointed to support Laurent Uberti, Founder of Groupe Acticall and incoming President and CEO of Acticall Sitel Group, in the definition and implementation of the Group’s strategy: ·      David Beckman, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary ·      Don Berryman, Chief Commercial Officer ·      Olivier Camino, Chief Operations Officer ·      Elisabeth Destailleur, Chief Financial Officer ·      Arnaud de Lacoste, Chief Marketing & Ventures Officer ·      David Slaviero, Chief Technology Officer Acticall Sitel Group has revenues of US $1.7 billion and employs more than 75,000 associates within 22 countries conducting millions of customer contact experiences each day for some of the world’s most trusted brands. Acticall Sitel Group’s comprehensive and innovative customer experience management solutions now include: ·      Customer Experience Management Solutions operating worldwide under the Sitel brand: http://www.sitel.com ·      Digital Consulting and Integration via The Social Client: http://thesocialclient.com/?locale=en ·      Custom and Innovative Learning Solutions via Learning Tribes: http://learning-tribes.com/en  ·      Technology Solutions for Customer Interaction Management via Novagile: http://novagile.fr ·      Customer Experience Consulting via Extens: http://www.extens-consulting.com/en ·      Customer Analytics via Sitel Customer Insights “The Group’s strength lies in our ability to position as our clients’ strategic partner with a unique end-to- end offering across all stages of the Customer Journey: industry-leading tools and practices for  enhancing customer experiences across social media, digital and mobile solutions, as well as new innovations to address the growing millennial generation,” said Laurent Uberti. “With a significantly improved capital structure and quite unique expansive global footprint, we are extremely well positioned to lead the industry and look forward to applying innovative technologies and forward-thinking strategies to further delight our clients and their customers each day.” In addition to investing in innovative solutions, Acticall Sitel Group will continue to make investments in people and in the ability to effectively meet clients’ needs, regardless of location, language or contact type. “To support solid organic growth for our core customer experience business, we plan to open nine facilities in 2017 within all our geographic markets - three in Central America, three in the Philippines, three in Europe,” added Uberti. “The Group will further strengthen its global footprint by continuing to expand its Work@Home solutions, as well as establishing flagship facilities throughout North America creating in total 5,000 new customer experience positions this year.” By leveraging the industry’s most expansive and integrated global footprint – which encompasses onshore, Work@Home, nearshore, offshore and botshore (the Group’s newest offering) – combined with innovative end-to-end solutions, Acticall Sitel Group is uniquely positioned to design custom solutions to best meet the ever-changing business needs for clients.  About Acticall Sitel Group Acticall Sitel Group combines comprehensive customer care capabilities and unparalleled digital, training and technology expertise across industries. With subsidiaries such as Sitel, The Social Client, Learning Tribes, Extens Consulting and Novagile, Acticall Sitel Group can be leveraged across geographies, verticals and all stages of the end-to-end customer journey, helping clients effectively harness the industry’s explosive digital transformation and consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences.   For more information, visit: http://www.acticallsitelgroup.com/About Sitel Sitel collaborates with some of the best-known global brands to harness the industry’s transformation and help consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences. Sitel is one of the world’s leading outsourcing providers of customer experience management. With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, Sitel’s 75,100 passionate and talented associates support more than 400 clients in 48 languages from 146 facilities strategically located in 22 countries.     Acticall Sitel Group: A Successful Combination, One Year After Acquisition 2017-03-10T00:04:13Z acticall-sitel-group-a-successful-combination-one-year-after-acquisition Miami, Florida — March 9, 2017 — One year after Groupe Acticall acquired SITEL Worldwide Corporation, the newly created Acticall Sitel Group has successfully combined the DNA of both companies: Sitel’s 30 years of proven experience, expansive global footprint and unrivaled client diversity and Acticall’s entrepreneurial mindset, focus on innovation and digital vision. It is now fully operational in all markets. To support this transformation, a new Global Executive Team has been appointed to support Laurent Uberti, Founder of Groupe Acticall and incoming President and CEO of Acticall Sitel Group, in the definition and implementation of the Group’s strategy: ·      David Beckman, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary ·      Don Berryman, Chief Commercial Officer ·      Olivier Camino, Chief Operations Officer ·      Elisabeth Destailleur, Chief Financial Officer ·      Arnaud de Lacoste, Chief Marketing & Ventures Officer ·      David Slaviero, Chief Technology Officer Acticall Sitel Group has revenues of US $1.7 billion and employs more than 75,000 associates within 22 countries conducting millions of customer contact experiences each day for some of the world’s most trusted brands. Acticall Sitel Group’s comprehensive and innovative customer experience management solutions now include: ·      Customer Experience Management Solutions operating worldwide under the Sitel brand: http://www.sitel.com ·      Digital Consulting and Integration via The Social Client: http://thesocialclient.com/?locale=en ·      Custom and Innovative Learning Solutions via Learning Tribes: http://learning-tribes.com/en  ·      Technology Solutions for Customer Interaction Management via Novagile: http://novagile.fr ·      Customer Experience Consulting via Extens: http://www.extens-consulting.com/en ·      Customer Analytics via Sitel Customer Insights “The Group’s strength lies in our ability to position as our clients’ strategic partner with a unique end-to- end offering across all stages of the Customer Journey: industry-leading tools and practices for  enhancing customer experiences across social media, digital and mobile solutions, as well as new innovations to address the growing millennial generation,” said Laurent Uberti. “With a significantly improved capital structure and quite unique expansive global footprint, we are extremely well positioned to lead the industry and look forward to applying innovative technologies and forward-thinking strategies to further delight our clients and their customers each day.” In addition to investing in innovative solutions, Acticall Sitel Group will continue to make investments in people and in the ability to effectively meet clients’ needs, regardless of location, language or contact type. “To support solid organic growth for our core customer experience business, we plan to open nine facilities in 2017 within all our geographic markets - three in Central America, three in the Philippines, three in Europe,” added Uberti. “The Group will further strengthen its global footprint by continuing to expand its Work@Home solutions, as well as establishing flagship facilities throughout North America creating in total 5,000 new customer experience positions this year.” By leveraging the industry’s most expansive and integrated global footprint – which encompasses onshore, Work@Home, nearshore, offshore and botshore (the Group’s newest offering) – combined with innovative end-to-end solutions, Acticall Sitel Group is uniquely positioned to design custom solutions to best meet the ever-changing business needs for clients.  About Acticall Sitel Group Acticall Sitel Group combines comprehensive customer care capabilities and unparalleled digital, training and technology expertise across industries. With subsidiaries such as Sitel, The Social Client, Learning Tribes, Extens Consulting and Novagile, Acticall Sitel Group can be leveraged across geographies, verticals and all stages of the end-to-end customer journey, helping clients effectively harness the industry’s explosive digital transformation and consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences.   For more information, visit: http://www.acticallsitelgroup.com/About Sitel Sitel collaborates with some of the best-known global brands to harness the industry’s transformation and help consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences. Sitel is one of the world’s leading outsourcing providers of customer experience management. With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, Sitel’s 75,100 passionate and talented associates support more than 400 clients in 48 languages from 146 facilities strategically located in 22 countries.     CA Technologies positioned a leader for identity governance and administration 2017-03-07T02:12:00Z ca-technologies-positioned-a-leader-for-identity-governance-and-administration Gartner recognises CA Identity Suite for ability to execute and completeness of vision in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant SYDNEY – 7 March, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders quadrant of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA).* The report evaluated CA Identity Suite, a comprehensive identity management and access governance solution with a simple, intuitive user experience. Vendors were evaluated on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to the report, “IGA Leaders deliver a comprehensive toolset for governance and administration of identity and access. These vendors have successfully built a significant installed customer base and revenue stream, and have high viability ratings and robust revenue growth. Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery. Leaders typically demonstrate customer satisfaction with IGA capabilities and/or related service and support.” In a survey of more than 100 CA Identity Suite Users, 70 percent report that using CA Identity Suite has reduced costs more than 25 percent.** The virtual appliance reduces costs even further with installation and configuration time going from days to minutes. Organisations also can avoid high recurring software licensing costs with the appliance providing pre-installed instances of an operating system, application server and directory. “Identity and governance administration isn’t just about compliance; it’s also about protecting the expanded attack surface that we see in today’s hybrid IT environments,” said Lim Teng Sherng, vice president, Security, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies. “CA Identity Suite is a comprehensive IGA solution that helps our customers secure their enterprises by proactively managing identity and access rights for all their users and applications, whether in the cloud or on-premises.” To receive a complimentary copy of the report, visit "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration." To learn more about CA Technologies’ Identity and Access Management solutions, visit www.ca.com/IAM. * Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration, by Felix Gaehtgens, Perry Carpenter, Brian Iverson and Kevin Kampman, February 22, 2017. ** TechValidate survey of 107 users of CA Identity Suite, June 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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Sitel Named to IAOP 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 List for 12th Consecutive Year 2017-03-05T21:32:48Z sitel-named-to-iaop-2017-global-outsourcing-100-list-for-12th-consecutive-year-1 Sitel, a leading global customer experience management provider, today announced that it has been named to the 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Global Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) and published annually by FORTUNE Custom Projects, in the Leader Judging Size category. This marks twelve years of recognition by the IAOP as a leading outsourced customer care provider.   The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 list recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers. These designations are based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organisations.   “Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they really need to understand now is what makes each one exceptional,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists have done just that. We’re proud to recognise Sitel for being among the highest rated companies.”   “Recognition from the IAOP further underscores Sitel’s commitment to being a strong and innovating partner that can accompany our global clients throughout all the transformations that affect their business,” said Sitel’s President & CEO, Laurent Uberti. “This distinction is also a testament to our 75,100 world-class associates across the globe who exemplify Sitel’s commitment to delivering the highest degree of customer experience for the world’s leading brands.”   The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors lists showcasing the best companies in each of the five judging categories will premiere in a special advertising feature produced by IAOP of the 2nd Quarter 2017 FORTUNE 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine.  About IAOPIAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.  About SitelAs caring for customers becomes the differentiator that drives consumer engagement and spend, Sitel is advancing its position as a world leader in outsourced customer experience innovation. With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, Sitel’s 75,100 passionate and talented associates support more than 400 clients in 48 languages from 146 facilities strategically located in 22 countries. Combining comprehensive customer care capabilities, leading omnichannel solutions and unparalleled expertise across industries, Sitel collaborates with some of the best known global brands to help consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences. Sitel is a subsidiary of Groupe Acticall.To learn more, visit www.sitel.com   New Data: High Cyber Security Maturity in IT, Telco, Finance, but Health Care and Energy Lag Behind. 2017-03-02T05:01:00Z new-data-high-cyber-security-maturity-in-it-telco-finance-but-health-care-and-energy-lag-behind Australia’s first cyber security collaboration platform – Security Colony (securitycolony.com) – today released its “Vendor Risk Assessment” tool, enabling any organisation to risk assess their internet facing sites, and receive a profile reflecting their cyber security maturity. To demonstrate the system, scores were calculated for each of the ASX 100 companies. Analysed by industry, the average industry scores – out of 10 – were as follows: Key findings of the analysis were:  - The IT industry has the best average score, showing their understanding of the importance of consistent cyber security processes.  - Telecommunications and Financial Services round out the Top 3.  - Energy, Materials (including mining) and Industrials are less mature, reflecting the reduced focus they have placed on cyber security  historically.  - Health Care is in the bottom 4, a significant concern given the sensitivity of data held. Just 3 companies in the ASX 100 received a ‘perfect 10’ – ANZ Bank, Link Group, and Star Entertainment Group. The VRA tool was developed by Hivint in conjunction with a major financial services client, to ensure that their vendors were not a cause of business disruption, and gain assurance that information entrusted to them is secure. Nick Ellsmore, Co-founder of Security Colony, explained the purpose for building the system: “While it’s important to know your own security posture, it’s equally as important to have a way to see the security posture of the companies you trust with your data.” “The Security Colony VRA tool provides subscribers with a fast, lightweight, and low cost way to keep an ongoing watch on their suppliers’ cyber security posture.” A study identified that 32% of companies do not evaluate third party vendors and this can be attributed to the cause of many global data breaches.  However, the VRA space is a growing market where the demand for vendor security and risk management solutions are increasing. The VRA tool is now live in the Security Colony (securitycolony.com) portal.  Membership is free and any organization can see their own score after signing up.  More detail is in our blog - blog.hivint.com. EnviroSuite Accelerates Global Momentum with Raft of New Customer Wins, Offices and Ongoing Partner Development 2017-02-27T21:56:49Z envirosuite-accelerates-global-momentum-with-raft-of-new-customer-wins-offices-and-ongoing-partner-development Sydney, 28 February 2017 – EnviroSuite Limited, a leading Australian environmental technology and consulting company, has announced continued global market acceleration as it continues to scale for international growth with new office locations, prestigious contract wins and the forging of strategic partnerships. In January, the company established a permanent physical presence in Northern California in the US and as well as in Madrid, Spain, to service an ever-expanding new customer base, further sales and business development and forge new strategic partnerships across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.   At the same time, the company is bolstering its strategic partnerships with HDR in the US and Odournet in Europe to harvest new sales opportunities in the water and wastewater, oil and gas, food processing, ports and mining sectors.  These new opportunities follow on the heels of major trials with clients including Thames Water in the UK and the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California. Recent new flagship contract wins in Europe and the US include the environmental regulator responsible for the Port of Gijon in northern Spain which has recently selected EnviroSuite’s monitoring module as a platform for the real-time analysis and management of air quality data.   In addition, Leprino Foods, the largest mozzarella cheese manufacturer in the US, has opted to deploy EnviroSuite to improve the management of odour complaints and emissions around a major processing facility. Odour management and reporting are key operational considerations for many food manufacturers and a significant opportunity for EnviroSuite globally. In addition, the growth prospects for EnviroSuite in Australia have been further reinforced by the resurgence of activity in the resources sector generating interest in the company’s mining focus applications, including weather forecasting, blasting, dust management and incident reporting.   Robin Ormerod, Managing Director, EnviroSuite said, “EnviroSuite’s global strategies this year are focused on achieving a greater level of sector diversity across infrastructure, agriculture and health, as well as from opportunities arising in the re-emerging resources sector.  “We are excited about the global market opportunity for the company in 2017 and for building on our success to date as the definitive air quality consultancy in Australia, with growing expertise in contaminated land, acoustics, waste management and water.” EnviroSuite is a global solution for intelligent risk management. It translates complex raw data into information that you can use simply and on-demand. It provides, real-time management and visualisation, predictive risk forecasting, incident intelligence and automated reporting.About EnviroSuite EnviroSuite (ASX:EVS), until recently known as Pacific Environment (ASX:PEH), is a leading Australian environmental technology and consulting company. Its award-winning EnviroSuite technology is a decision support system aimed at improving operation efficiencies and environmental performance. It provides on-demand environmental intelligence looking at current and future timeframes. The EnviroSuite technology grew from the acquired knowledge and experience of Pacific Environment, EnviroSuite’s environmental consulting arm, which has a reputation for expertise and practical solutions for clients, and a 30+ year track record. Quality Connex Signs Five Year Omni-Channel Contact Centre Contract with MyRepublic 2017-02-27T02:00:14Z quality-connex-signs-five-year-omni-channel-contact-centre-contract-with-myrepublic Sydney, 27 February 2017 - Australian based cloud contact centre provider and system integrator, Quality Connex, has struck a five year agreement with internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic, to provide their TotalCloud contact centre solution powered by industry leading software provider, Vocalcom. MyRepublic was launched in 2011 in Singapore and was the first purpose-built National Broadband Network service provider providing ultra-fast internet services to Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand. The company now offers Australian customers nbn™ and ADSL2+ connectivity on a network that’s optimised to deliver high performance to the home.  Today, MyRepublic provides high-speed broadband services to over 150, 000 customers in Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Quality Connex will be providing full omni-channel contact centre capabilities across MyRepublic sites in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.  The company’s TotalCloud offering will service all four MyRepublic sites from the Australian data centres based in Sydney providing a “zero infrastructure footprint” at any of the MyRepublic sites. “This is a great win for local Australian business, and the term length of the agreement shows the commitment that MyRepublic has to the Australian market,” said Sarel Roets, Quality Connex CTO. “Our TotalCloud offering will provide full omni-channel capabilities that will enable MyRepublic customers to interact with MyRepublic in the channel they choose, whether that be a traditional voice call, via social media or other channels.” MyRepublic Senior Vice President of Operations, Kevin Harshaw, said the agreement will support MyRepublic with their expansion plans in Australia and the region by providing the ability to rapidly scale the number of agents as required. "We undertook an extensive six month evaluation process to be certain that we found a solution that could replace our existing on-premise IVR and call centre software.  We wanted the stability and scalability that a Gartner rated cloud contact centre platform such as Vocalcom provides as well as a partnership with an Australian-based organisation that is agile and can support us with our expansion plans throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Vocalcom solution via Quality Connex ticked all of our boxes. “As we look to expand the number of products we offer to our business customers we will be building our own cloud contact centre platform using Vocalcom’s software.  This will allow our customers to take advantage of a highly available, omni-channel contact centre solution that can be rapidly deployed across the MyRepublic internet offering."About Quality Connex Quality Connex Pty Ltd, a specialist provider of Cloud Contact Centre solutions and consulting services. We help Australian clients deliver outstanding Customer Experience with our unique omni-channel approach. Our consulting arm focuses on delivering methodologies and frameworks that facilitates the management of agents and increases their productivity. For more information, please visit: http://www.qualityconnex.com or contact us directly on 1300 360 902.  About Vocalcom Vocalcom is a global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses win more customers, deliver faster, smarter service, and thrive. Loved by 550,000+ users for its innovative design and useful functionality, Vocalcom powers 3,600+ companies worldwide such as McDonald's, Disney, and ITV, who are using Vocalcom cloud customer contact technology to improve sales performance, and offer fast, helpful customer service across every channel. Due to the obvious financial benefits and flexibility, and the fact that regular upgrades and ongoing innovation are available without any additional burden on internal IT resources, thousands of companies worldwide are better able to focus on reducing customer effort. For more information, please visit: http://www.vocalcom.com/ ENDS     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. Emerging IT appoints Malcolm Duckett as National Service Delivery Manager 2017-02-15T04:44:16Z emerging-it-appoints-malcolm-duckett-as-national-service-delivery-manager Tuesday, 15 February 2017 Melbourne, Australia - Emerging IT has appointed Malcolm Duckett as its first-ever National Service Delivery Manager. Malcolm will develop and manage technical operations delivery at Emerging IT with a focus on change management systems and providing critical infrastructure solutions tailored for mid-market customers.   Steve Constantinou, Executive Director, Emerging IT, said, “Malcolm is a welcome addition to the IT leadership team with close to 19-years’ experience in service delivery and a phenomenal understanding of technologies and infrastructure solutions.” Emerging IT is committed to providing first-class support to more than 280 customers including mid-sized organisations across Australia that rely heavily on information technology and high levels of service. “Malcolm will be working for all of our clients and we expect him to make a valuable contribution by adding real value through his service knowledge”, said Steve. “He has an impressive record of delivering customer satisfaction in complex and challenging environments,” Steve added. Prior to this appointment, Malcolm was Service Delivery Manager for Kiandra IT. He has a Bachelor of Business, Information Technology from Western Sydney University. About Emerging ITFounded in 2001, Emerging IT is one of Australia’s most-awarded Managed Service Providers (MSP) and services government and all major industry verticals with a reach that spans Australia and New Zealand. Our core services are ICT advisory, infrastructure delivery, IT support and on-going management of every aspect of the technology that can run a business. We do so cost-effectively and efficiently through scalable systems, clearly defined procedures, intelligent automation and many years of investment in service delivery infrastructure. Oracle Brings Oracle Cloud Platform to Australia 2017-02-13T23:20:05Z oracle-brings-oracle-cloud-platform-to-australia SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, February 14, 2017 – Oracle today announced the expansion of its cloud coverage in Australia, bringing its most popular enterprise-class, Oracle Cloud Platform services to the Australian market. Coupled with recently announced infrastructure investments in the US and EMEA, this sees a doubling of regional presence for Oracle’s cloud platform in the last 24 months.  Oracle has offered its successful SaaS offerings across Finance, HR and Marketing out of Australia since 2012.  The expansion now adds Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services.  Focused initially around data management, application development and integration, as well as compute and storage, they will help users to reduce cost and complexity, utilise digital solutions and innovate to modernise and transform their businesses.   “Innovation and agility are pre-requisites for business in Australia,” said Rob Willis, regional managing director at Oracle Australia and New Zealand. “This expansion in the local cloud market reflects our commitment to meet growing customer demand for new solutions as they seek to transform and boost their competitive advantage.  We are the only vendor to offer Australian customers a full-stack Platform cloud service, giving customers unprecedented choice and flexibility in how they work. With the availability of the Sydney Region, we expect to see an even faster adoption of services locally, as well as throughout the rest of APAC, given its proximity to Sydney as a hub.” Added Choice The expansion of Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS services gives customers in Australia additional choice and flexibility.  Oracle’s IaaS enables customers to deploy both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads on the cloud.  As well as delivering the advantages of lower latency and local data residency, customers will also benefit from the full integration Oracle Cloud enables.  For example, spinning up new application development on IaaS; integrating that with database management PaaS services; or extending existing SaaS offerings to enable them better address business needs.     In addition, users already had the choice to use Oracle Cloud at Customer to deploy Oracle Cloud Machine for IaaS and PaaS services within their own data centers.  Complementing these services with the public expansion makes Oracle the only vendor to provide a true hybrid offering in this market.Pent up demand “When you look at cloud maturity in Asia Pacific, Australia is definitely the most mature, despite the fact that we are really only at the start of most companies’ cloud journey.  Having a local presence will make a lot of difference – there is still a strong preference for local delivery from both customers and partners.  We see it as a great addition to Oracle’s portfolio,” said Adrian Ho, Principal Analyst, Ovum. Already a number of organisations have expressed interest in the availability of the new services, including Australian Finance Group (AFG), National Pharmacies and Suitebox.   As Jaime Vogel, Chief Information Officer, AFG explained, “It goes without saying that as a modern finance company, technology is a critical component of our business.  So given all the benefits of cloud, and our continued focus on innovation to aid our continued growth and the growth of the 2,650 brokers who operate under our umbrella, cloud was a natural option for us. We have gone from being a company with legacy, on-premises computing, to the adoption of a full public cloud in around two years.  Having Oracle’s Platform and Infrastructure services available to us on-shore, to complement what we are already doing with Oracle’s locally delivered cloud applications, will offer us further opportunities to leverage all that the cloud offers around innovation, speed to market and staying ahead of the curve.” Additionally, there has been strong interest from the channel community including from the likes of ASG Group, Avnet, Deloitte, Insight, NeoData Australia, NextGen and UXC Red Rock.   This surge of interest is backed up by the Telsyte Australian Infrastructure & Cloud Computing Market Study 2017, which found the Australian IaaS market is set to grow from $621M in 2016 to reach $1.049 billion by 2020.  Drivers for this growing demand include big data analytics and storage, IoT, artificial intelligence and process digitisation as enterprises work towards modernising legacy systems and deploy new workloads. More than half of CIOs surveyed by Telsyte are planning to invest more in IaaS in the next 12 months. “The local market is quickly adopting cloud services from other geographies; however, CIOs are willing to consider in-country options as a priority.  Telsyte research shows security and off-shore data location are two of the top concerns IT leaders have when it comes to public IaaS clouds,” Gedda says. “Add to this the many organisations not able to use cloud because the data is not hosted in Australia,” says Rodney Gedda, Telsyte Senior Analyst.Oracle Cloud Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all types of workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world, supporting 55 billion transactions each day.  For more information, please visit us at: http://cloud.oracle.comContacts Rebecca English                                             Antoinette Georgopoulos Oracle                                                            Oracle    rebecca.english@oracle.com                            antoinette.georgopoulos@oracle.comAbout Oracle Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.Safe Harbor  The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. ENDS