The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-01-17T01:47:12Z Startup&Angels #4 - Meet promising Startuppers and Business Angels in Sydney 2017-01-17T01:47:12Z startup-amp-angels-4-meet-promising-startuppers-and-business-angels-in-sydney Sydney, Monday 16 January 2017 - After a successful edition in November, Startup&Angels is coming back on Thursday, 16 February 2017, from 5.45pm to 8pm, at WeWork Pyrmont, 100 Harris St in Sydney. It is the perfect opportunity to discover the founders of promising startups while networking with fellow investors and entrepreneurs around some wine, beer and authentic French crepes by Chez la Chaz’ after short and sharp presentations.   Organised by Australiance & Wombat Capital, the three successful previous editions of Startup&Angels allowed 18 companies to be introduced to more than 200 attendees and discovered by thousands of people through its online and offline networks.   The next edition will gather 6 speakers coming to introduce their startups or give some insightful advice about how to develop successful businesses in Australia. Speakers include Olga Oleinikova, CEO & Co- Founder of Persollo, offering an Instant check-out & conversion optimization platform ; Paul Bennetts, Founder & CEO of Spaceship, disrupting the superannuations and backed by Mike Cannon-Brookes from Atlassian,  ; Erika Wielopolska, CEO & Co-founder of WePlanr, disrupting the wedding planning industry ; Enguerrand Vidor, CEO & Founder of Leezair, an AirBnb for activities ; Ewan Le Bouris, Founder and CEO of SafeMate and Barrett Nash and Peter Kariuki founders of SafeMotos, pitching live directly from Kigali in Rwanda about their startup offering a similar service to Uber in Rwanda but for moto taxis.   After the inspiring talks, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy wine, beers and authentic French crepes and discuss with the founders. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a future entrepreneur or a private investor, join the event where startups meet angels in a relaxed atmosphere in WeWork Pyrmont (Sydney CBD). Early bird tickets are now available for the event, on www.startupandangels.com If you want to learn more about the event, check out the official website on startupandangels.com and discover the backstage of the previous edition on australiance.com/startup-angels. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Finally, a solution for January birthdays! No more receiving re-gifted Xmas gifts! 2017-01-05T03:01:54Z finally-a-solution-for-january-birthdays-no-more-receiving-re-gifted-xmas-gifts Over the last ten days, bins around Australia have been full to capacity with rubbish, packaging, gift tags and wrapping paper. Sydney Mums, Julie Tylman and Ali Linz, created Group Together to avoid waste from unwanted gifts, packaging and wrapping paper. Julie Tylman, co-founder of GroupTogether, explains: “Ali and I have seven children combined. We met for coffee one day after a weekend of ferrying kids to and from birthday parties. We were exhausted from the driving, parking, buying, wrapping gifts, drop offs and pick-ups involved in attending kid’s parties. We were also gob-smacked at the amount of money we had spent (7 kids’ x 2 parties’ x $20ish gifts + wrapping & card) only to find out that the birthday kids either already had the gifts, were given multiple copies of the gifts or didn’t love them.” They created GroupTogether, an easy online tool that makes it easy to pool funds to give one gift that’s really wanted without the waste. Friends can also add a photo and message to the group card. For those who want to “give back”, there’s the option to donate a portion of the gift pool to your favourite charity. The business has grown and now has 20 000 users who have organized group gift collections through GroupTogether. One of the most popular types of collections at the end of 2016, was end of year teacher’s gifts. Ali Linz, co-founder GroupTogether, continues: “As well as cutting out the waste, we also felt that there was an opportunity to create a culture of mindful giving. That’s why we made it easy to donate a bit of the group gift to charity so kids can learn the joy of giving back.” Julie Tylman, co-founder, GroupTogether concludes: “I really feel for the January babies, they struggle. No need to give the sad, re-gifted Chrissie present, instead friends can keep their new year's resolution and stay on budget by pooling their money together and giving one great gift.” Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Group Homes Australia and Heathley celebrate business growth by donating to Orange Sky Laundry 2017-01-05T01:01:16Z group-homes-australia-and-heathley-celebrate-business-growth-by-donating-to-orange-sky-laundry Sydney, Australia, 5th January 2017, Group Homes Australia, who offers a unique model of dementia care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment, celebrates a successful 2016 by giving back to the community. Group Homes Australia and Heathley have donated to the innovative charity, Orange Sky Laundry. Group Homes Australia and Heathley recently entered into a property partnership. The partnership, which is designed to drive future growth, has Heathley agreeing to fund the purchase and development of Group Homes Australia (GHA) residences through its existing Heathley Aged Care Property Fund No.1 (Fund). GHA and Heathley have chosen to support Orange Sky Laundry because they are keen to support a charity that works with the homeless. The teams at GHA and Heathley love the Orange Sky Laundry concept. Jonathan Gavshon, General Manager at GHA says: “At GHA we are able to offer people living with dementia a beautiful home environment, with round the clock, best in class care. As the business grows and more people are able to benefit from living in a Group Home Australia environment, we wanted to acknowledge people living without a home. We are enormously impressed by the innovation, vision and revolutionary care that Orange Sky Laundry offers and are delighted to be able to demonstrate our support with a monetary donation to ensure they can continue the amazing work that they are doing.” Lucas Patchett, Co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry says: “Orange Sky Laundry believes in treating others how they want to be treated and providing a platform for positive and non-judgmental conversations. Donations such as this allow us to continue operating our 12 vans around Australia, run by more than 700 amazing volunteers who facilitate over 7.2 tonnes of free laundry and 1,200 hours of conversations.” Group Homes Australia and Heathley are passionate about the community and giving back to those who require support. In 2017, Group Homes Australia will run a series of local community events to allow locals to see the homes and engage with the residents and staff at Group Homes Australia. -ENDS- About Group Homes Australia: Group Homes Australia offers a unique model of care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment. Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity. We have homes located across Sydney, including in Waverley, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Warriewood, and were recently independently benchmarked by Alzheimer's Australia as best in class in every area of dementia care against over 80 competitors. Our model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises a resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Our homes are traditional houses in traditional streets and are an integral part of the community, with a maximum of 10 residents living together in private rooms. Each home has trained staff on site 24/7 and approximately 1 member of staff for every 3 residents. Our caring team members are homemakers, and they support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities. They encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, gardening… The full range of daily tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a home. We have no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking, personal care or singalongs. We actively welcome friends and family to come and visit and stay for a cup of tea and sample our latest freshly baked treats. www.grouphomes.com.au or 1300 015 406 About Heathley Limited: Since incorporation in 1977, Heathley has had a proud history of finding, structuring and managing property investment portfolios for wealthy individuals, families, and institutions. The principal operations of Heathley is property funds management - having successfully established 40 property funds throughout its 40-year history. The Board and Management of Heathley Limited have a diverse mix of experience and skills and currently manage nine property funds with total funds under management of approximately $550 million. Website: www.heathley.com.au Group Homes Australia is so confident in their unique model of care that they are offering a free trial to live in one of their homes. 2016-12-28T02:14:42Z group-homes-australia-is-so-confident-in-their-unique-model-of-care-that-they-are-offering-a-free-trial-to-live-in-one-of-their-homes Sydney, Australia, 28th of December 2016, Group Homes Australia offers respite, dementia and high care in a sophisticated and luxurious environment, supported by a team of fully qualified homemakers who are there 24/7. Each home is designed to accommodate the needs of people living with dementia but looks, feels and smells like a home. Each group home houses 6 to 10 residents in beautifully appointed, private bedrooms. There are numerous living and dining areas for residents and their visiting families to enjoy. Each home boasts gorgeous garden and outdoor leisure settings. The homemakers focus on residents’ abilities and interests. The residents are encouraged to participate in weekly outings and the activities that they enjoy such as baking, gardening and laundry. Alzheimer’s Australia ranked GHA significantly above 80 aged care competitors. Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder, Group Homes Australia, states: "We are so confident in our unique model of care that we would like to invite you to trial living in one of our group homes completely free of charge*. Please get in touch mentioning this offer. Places are extremely limited. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our homes so that you can experience the GHA difference for yourself." For more info about the free trial go to: http://grouphomes.com.au/freetrial/ To learn more and to arrange a visit contact call 1300 015 406. *** About Group Homes Australia: Group Homes Australia offers a unique model of care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment. Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity. We have homes located across Sydney, including in Waverley, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Warriewood, and were recently independently benchmarked by Alzheimer's Australia as best in class in every area of dementia care against over 80 competitors. Our model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises a resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Our homes are traditional houses in traditional streets and are an integral part of the community, with a maximum of 10 residents living together in private rooms. Each home has trained staff on site 24/7 and approximately 1 member of staff for every 3 residents. Our caring team members are homemakers, and they support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities. They encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, gardening… The full range of daily tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a home. We have no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking, personal care or singalongs. We actively welcome friends and family to come and visit and stay for a cup of tea and sample our latest freshly baked treats. www.grouphomes.com.au or 1300 015 406 5 Christmas Tips for those with older parents or parents who have dementia 2016-12-22T06:37:08Z 5-christmas-tips-for-those-with-older-parents-or-parents-who-have-dementia Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia has some great advice for making the most of this festive season. 1.Don't try and replicate Christmas of the past - be prepared to approach it differently. Bring food in, or offer to do the cooking. Instead of eating in, head to the beach and use the public BBQ. 2.Try and focus on creating new memories and living in the moment, rather than focussing on how things “used to be”. Celebrate what your parents can do, rather than what they can no longer do. 3. Do not waste time and energy worrying about whether Mum or Dad will be around for next Christmas, but instead enjoy the fact that they are around for this Christmas. Be sure to tell them how much you love them and how happy you are to be spending this Christmas with them. 4. Christmas is a popular time for reminiscing. Looking at old photo albums or mementos is a very powerful tool to help remind that person of who they are, what they were capable of, and what makes them unique, rather than just being a person who is living with a diagnosis of dementia. 5. Not everyone who is living with dementia has family around to help care for them. Suicide rates peak at this time of year as it can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience if you are not surrounded by friends and family. If you know someone who is living with dementia who will be alone this Christmas, please reach out to them and include them in your celebrations. Tips for driving, flying and camping holidays with kids! 2016-12-21T01:25:47Z tips-for-driving-flying-and-camping-holidays-with-kids Paediatric Sleep Consultant, Cheryl Fingleson offers tips on driving with little or bigger kids. 1. Leave at night or very early in the morning It’s a good idea is to leave at night when children have all been fed and it is bedtime so they can have a good long sleep, as the motion of the car will also help them sleep. If you prefer to drive when it is lighter then leaving in the early, give bub a feed and get the older children in the car so you can get a good start while they are tired and still need to sleep. 2. Pack Refreshments Drinks and snack foods are a must for the car age appropriate. 3. Stop for breaks If you have tired, grumpy or bored children in the car it is no fun. Remember children are hard wired for movement. Stop for breaks so the babies can crawl, walk and the older kids can run around for a while, then back into the car. Put the nursery rhymes on, sing along. 4. Pack the technology Ipads, mobiles and movies can be one of the most valuable things you pack and more importantly may keep you sane.. This may be the key to eliminating whinging and fighting children. 5. Routine. Routine. Routine. While travelling try keep to your babies and toddlers usual routine. 6. Clean as you drive Keep a roll of paper towels and a box of wipes in the front seat for easy cleanups. Keep a rubbish bag handy too. There are five things I tell people when they ask about taking kids camping or hiking or paddling: They get cold faster. They get hot faster. They get hungry faster. They get bored faster. They get tired quickly. Cheryl Fingleson, The Sleep Coach, says: "Babies and kids need to eat regularly and sleep on their schedule. I recommend you make sure kids nap and sleep at their usual time. Babies can nap in a front carrier, pram or backpack. Having their schedule and routine the same makes them feel secure. Take their own toys, games, books and anything you child loves to play with from home. Making them have their own belongings helps them adjust to the different surrounding. Consistency and routine will be the magic that make a great relaxing holiday." If you are travelling by plane, then pack these life saving products that were invented by Mums: Cozigo (formerlly Fly Babee) can be used as a sleep, sun and travel cover. It is air permeable, UPF 50+ and 100% breathable. It also blocks out 97% of the light allowing bubs and toddlers to sleep whilst travelling anywhere, anytime... www.cozigo.com Fly Tot Once your baby is too big for the air line bassinet, make sure that he or she is comfortable so they he or she can sleep in their seat. Fly Tot is an inflatable cushion for older babies, toddlers and kids to stretch out, relax and sleep. www.flytot.com.au Please contact candice@candicepr.com for more info. Wishing you all a beautiful, relaxing Festive Season! UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z utrc-can-employ-stawell-mine-s-new-unemployed-workers Following his Open Letter* to Stawell residents advising them of a misinformation campaign regarding UTRC’s removal of the largest tyre stockpile in Australia, Dr Matthew Starr is again imploring the Victorian Government to take steps that will see the business start employing many of Stawell Gold Mines’ retrenched workers. With up to 150 people losing their jobs at the mine (announced Tuesday, 13 December), UTRC offers Stawell a chance to employ up to 50 people in early 2017.  “All we request from the government is to waive some of the small regulatory fees that UTRC has been hit with, and provide greater support for our efforts to eliminate Victoria’s number one environmental hazard,” said Dr Starr. “UTRC is the only new business of size attempting to become operational in Stawell that can employ up to 30 per cent of the newly unemployed.  “UTRC is the best option for the unemployed workers who now face a very unhappy Christmas and New Year, with a bleak outlook for 2017.” The Stawell tyre stockpile comprises almost 9 million tyres, which UTRC purchased in June 2015 to create a new, environmentally-friendly, clean-tech facility to recycle the tyres. Dr Starr added, “We intend to support the workers of Stawell for the long term and as UTRC in Stawell has been classified as a Transfer Station for Victoria's used tyres, we can assure the town that there will be jobs well into the future.” * You can view the Open Letter, which is being delivered this week, at http://utrc.com.au/open-letter-to-stawell-residents/ and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. ThoughtWorks receives Australian government’s 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation 2016-12-07T23:29:27Z thoughtworks-receives-australian-government-s-2016-employer-of-choice-for-gender-equality-citation December 8, 2016 – Sydney, Australia - ThoughtWorks, a global technology company with just over 300 ThoughtWorkers across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, has received the 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation, awarded by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation recognises ThoughtWorks’ active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which acknowledges that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations. According to the WGEA, this year, despite more rigorous criteria, a record number of organisations have been granted the citation, indicating that commitment to workplace gender equality is gaining momentum. Trends in this year’s recipients include a focus on flexibility, greater support for women to progress into leadership positions and more sophisticated analysis of the causes of gender pay gaps. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA at ThoughtWorks. We are passionate about addressing gender imbalance in the tech industry and have taken deliberate steps to align the issue with our business mission,” said Ange Ferguson, Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks Asia Pacific. “We invest in providing a workplace where ThoughtWorkers feel supported no matter their individual circumstances and strive to be a catalyst for positive change in the way women are viewed and treated. Our initiatives range from a focus on gender equality in recruitment to detailed gender remuneration analysis, internal policies and communities, and women in Leadership Development Programs. “We hire, support, and recognise all employees without penalty or privilege towards their gender identification, and are proud to stand out as a tech industry leader with nearly half our people in Australia identifying as female.” Since 2011, ThoughtWorks has set recruitment quotas with clear, achievable and measurable goals that are regularly assessed. Australian diversity figures for ThoughtWorkers who identify as female: - 49% ThoughtWorks Australia overall (Professional Services and Operations) - 47% ThoughtWorks Australia - Professional Services - 38% ThoughtWorks Australia – Software Developers A detailed bi-annual gender remuneration analysis has also become a primary focus for the company’s pay review process and helps identify differences in salary by grade, role and gender. Additionally, various internal initiatives ensure ThoughtWorks remains an inclusive workplace for all, including policies like flexible work, parental and other leave. “ThoughtWorks has a firm emphasis on supporting women returning to work, especially seeing as the fast pace of the tech world can sometimes mean people can feel left behind,” said Ange. This is supported by other initiatives including a Parents’ Community and a Womens’ Network, which identifies areas for improvement and greater equality within the business. Dedicated Women in Leadership Development Programs deliver tailored mentoring and support to ensure there is diversity within the company’s future leaders. Entrenched in the ThoughtWorks business, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decisions, and it encourages open and regular discussions about the issues driving inequities in the IT industry so all employees are aware of the company’s stance on diversity. “We want ThoughtWorks to be an attractive and inclusive workplace as an employer of choice, but also want to lead by example and hope others will aim higher with their own diversity initiatives. “After all, a more diverse and equitable tech industry is an improved tech industry, which ultimately will mean greater success for all,” concluded Ange. -ENDS- We want to hear from you. Continue the conversation on Twitter @thoughtworks Note to editors: ThoughtWorks in the US was recently awarded Top Company for Women in Tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kffdp4aOdF0 - ahead of Google and Facebook - and was last week recognised in 19 Companies as Great as Google. About ThoughtWorks We are a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. About WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace. The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice. Aruba kicks off Atmosphere ANZ, with 500 of ANZ’s senior mobility and Wi-Fi technology experts 2016-12-06T23:08:15Z aruba-kicks-off-atmosphere-anz-with-500-of-anz-s-senior-mobility-and-wi-fi-technology-experts QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 7 November 2016 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, (NYSE: HPQ) has brought the ANZ leg of the world’s biggest mobility event in the world – Atmosphere – to the Gold Coast, Queensland, kicking off three days of visionary technology discussion encompassing the cloud, IoT and the modern mobile workforce.    The 2016 ANZ Atmosphere Conference brings together nearly 500 mobility and Wi-Fi experts, comprising Aruba’s technology partners and resellers as well as customers and prospects. The core theme of this year’s event is “How Tomorrow Moves”, which seeks to challenge and change the way attendees think about enterprise networks and mobility.    Aruba’s global executive team have come to Australia for the conference and to meet with a cohort of leaders from some of most innovative companies and partners in the ANZ region. The visiting executive group includes Dominic Orr, President and CEO; Partha Narasimhan, Chief Technology Officer; Chris Kozup, Vice-President of Marketing, Greg Murphy, Vice-President of Business Operations; Alain Carpentier, Vice President Worldwide Sales; and Steve Wood, Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific.  Speaking at the official keynote opening session yesterday, Steve Coad, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Aruba, said: “We’re excited to be back on the Gold Coast with our partners, resellers and customers to meet, dissect and learn about the growth opportunities of the cloud and the Internet of Things.”     “Aruba’s recent introduction of new security solutions, ecosystem partnerships, and wired infrastructure products will be a key theme at ANZ Atmosphere. These developments are designed to accelerate the move to the digital workspace, while addressing the security concerns associated with the adoption of IoT initiatives.    “We anticipate some healthy interest and discussion about the explosion of IoT devices connecting to enterprise networks, and why it is critical for customers to be able to identify, connect, and protect all unknown mobile and IoT devices at the edge of the network via enhanced security and threat remediation technology.”     The conference will also discuss these latest global networking innovations which are aimed at helping organisations rapidly, securely and cost-effectively deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices in wide area, enterprise and industrial areas. These solutions include:  HPE Mobile Virtual Network Enabler  HPE Universal IoT Platform Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler  Aruba 2540 Series Switches Edgeline Systems expand partnerships in edge computing and integrated control To deliver on IoT’s promise of deriving valuable insights from billions of connected things, HPE and Aruba are helping organisations optimise the lifecycle of IoT devices. By reducing IoT connectivity costs and translating device communications to a common language, the solutions will arm organisations with tools to dramatically change the economics and viability of large-scale IoT deployments.   Aruba has a rapidly expanding portfolio of customers scaling from SMEs through some of the ANZ largest private and public companies and government organisations. A selection of Aruba’s customers include: Crown Resorts, Tennis Australia, Catholic Education Office, Fed Square (Melbourne) and University of Tasmania, which are creating growth opportunities for their businesses by embracing the cloud and supporting #GenMobile.    Major sponsors of the 2016 ANZ Atmosphere Conference include a mix of global technology leaders and local Australian innovators including MobileIron, Ekahau, Palo Alto Networks, Skyfii and Sine.    ANZ Atmosphere 2016 includes keynotes sessions, partner and Airheads tracks and hands-on sessions to deliver deep insight into how organisations can seize the advantages of new technologies, and truly unleash the potential of #GenMobile and the Digital Workplace.   ANZ Atmosphere runs from the 6 – 8 December, 2016 on the Gold Coast.     - Ends -   About Aruba, an Hewlett Packard Enterprise company 
 Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com/. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.   ©2015 Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Aruba’s trademarks include Aruba Networks®, Aruba The Mobile Edge Company® (stylized), Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™, Aruba Mobility Management System®, People Move Networks Must Follow®, Mobile Edge Architecture®, RFProtect®, Green Island®, ETips®, ClientMatch®, Virtual Intranet AccessTM, ClearPass Access Management SystemsTM, Aruba InstantTM, ArubaOSTM, xSecTM, ServiceEdgeTM, Aruba ClearPass Access Management SystemTM, AirmeshTM, AirWaveTM, Aruba CentralTM, and ARUBA@WORKTM. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.    For more information, please contact:  Ashleigh, Luisa or Sarah at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and Aruba@decpr.com.au Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T02:09:18Z dell-boomi-s-asia-pacific-and-japan-expansion-continues-with-key-senior-hires Sydney, Australia – December 6, 2016 – Dell Boomi has further expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) with three new senior hires to cater for strong local demand for cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).   The appointments comprise Michelle Grange and David Flaks, who join the company as Enterprise Account Executives, and Richard Snowden, who fills the role of Inside Sales Executive.   With more than 35 years’ experience in software and services sales between them, Grange and Flaks have been appointed to manage business development and customer relations for Boomi’s southern and northern operations in Australia, respectively.   Grange previously held senior roles at SugarCRM and Microsoft, among other software companies, where she worked with multiple top 100 Australian organisations across most industry sectors.   Having formerly had high-profile stints at InfoReady, IBM and Dell, Flaks brings to Boomi extensive experience in client management and team leadership, in both direct and partner sales roles.   Meanwhile, Snowden will work directly with regional organisations on their digital transformation strategies, and act as the first point of contact for them. Snowden joins Boomi from Mulesoft where he was responsible for account development across Australia and New Zealand as the company’s lead Inside Sales Representative.   Boomi launched its APJ operations with the opening of its Sydney office in April 2016. Michael Evans was appointed to lead the business as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), based in Sydney. Evans’ appointment coincided with that of Linda Urlich, Partner and Alliances Manager APJ, and Tania Mushtaq, Senior Marketing Manager APJ, who were joined soon after by a number of additional new executives.  Boomi currently employs 13 staff in the region.   Since launch, Boomi has experienced significant demand from local organisations requiring powerful and simple cloud integration capabilities to connect best-of-breed, business-critical applications.   “Traditional methods for integration typically can no longer cost-effectively meet the integration needs of rapidly evolving businesses,” said Evans. “This is why local organisations are increasingly implementing iPaaS; it provides cloud-based integration capabilities that can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its various departments.   “The appointments of Michelle, David and Richard provide Boomi with further presence to cater for this demand in Australia and New Zealand. Their experience in the local software industry builds on our existing expertise, allowing us to align even more closely with local companies’ business needs.”  About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Technologies. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Introducing CoziGo - Sleep on the Go (formally Fly Babee) 2016-11-16T02:10:34Z introducing-cozigo-sleep-on-the-go-formally-fly-babee The Award Winning Fly Babee - Travel Made Easy was launched in Australia and was so successful that we're already going global. We've decided to time our international expansion with a name change. Fly Babee isn't just for flying - it's universal to every stroller. So we'd like to introduce you to CoziGo - Sleep on the Go! Emma Lovell, Creator and Director at Fly Babee states: "Fly Babee is going global and we have decided to time our expansion with a new name!" New features 2 way zippers for even more flexibility 2 hidden Velcro slits so that Cozi-Go will fit on even more airline bassinets www.cozigo.com www.flybabee.com Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Presence of IT announces ‘Digital Cloning’ for SAP HR Solutions 2016-11-14T23:06:08Z presence-of-it-announces-digital-cloning-for-sap-hr-solutions Sydney, 15 November 2016 … Presence of IT, an innovative global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions, today announced a first to market approach to significantly speed up the time to benefit and ROI for clients looking to deploy SuccessFactors solutions across their businesses. Presence of IT is the first organisation to provide ‘digital cloning’ for SuccessFactors to the market, cutting the average HR technology deployment time down by 80%. Having implemented HR and payroll solutions for the past 17 years, Presence of IT is able to deliver SuccessFactors HR solutions in a matter of weeks, with the vast majority of clients only needing to add their own data in order to realise the benefits from their investment in SuccessFactors. While Rapid Deployment Solutions (a pre-configured approach to software implementation, enabling a faster deployment) are an old world concept, ‘digital cloning’ is not;  it is a new technical innovation in SuccessFactors software implementation that powers Presence of IT’s new range of solution offerings named DNA. The DNA solutions offer clients a significantly more comprehensive solution at a fraction of the time and cost. Presence of IT’s expertise puts them in a privileged position to offer clients a total solution which is fully featured and incorporates their organisational learnings acquired from our years deploying HR and payroll solutions globally. Find out more about this innovation at http://solution.hrstore.com/ec Presence of IT’s founder and co-CEO David Brookes said: “In this new age of cloud, we simply had to define a new approach to keep pace with our clients need to have HCM and Payroll solutions in place in a matter of days or weeks, rather than months, while still ensuring that scope and quality are not compromised. “’Digital cloning’ means clients can expect a greatly reduced price point for implementations that will appeal to, not only the SME market, but also to the big end of town. During the past five years we have helped hundreds of clients globally migrate to the cloud. We have taken our combined learnings and applied a ‘20/20 foresight’ approach, where every implementation allows our next client to gain the benefit from the last. Now with cloning, future clients gain all the benefits of our global experience,” Brookes said. “We have invested significantly to build a world class cloud project delivery platform and governance solution which is used in each and every one of our SuccessFactors deployments across the globe. “Software is often not just about rapid implementations, it is about achieving a business outcome and improving business effectiveness, be that achieving the highest level of adoption or business value at a pace that is required to maintain a competitive advantage. Clients should expect highly engineered, dependable software outcomes from industry specialists. “I am delighted that we have taken this innovative leap forward away from traditional approaches of rapid template-type deployments. I believe this will change our industry and software deployment in general. We look forward to great client outcomes.” In closing, Brookes said, “Digital cloning is a great result for our clients, SAP and Presence of IT and further demonstrates the innovation and thought leadership that we continue to bring to market”. He went on to indicate that the DNA solution was the first in a suite of 100% cloud-based solutions that Presence of IT have developed for their clients, and  that there were more announcements to be released in the coming months. About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to organisations globally. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus over the past 17 years, has allowed us evolve over into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. News: Simpsons Solicitors Appoints Kris Darmody To Bolster Its Production Services Work 2016-11-08T20:41:14Z news-simpsons-solicitors-appoints-kris-darmody-to-bolster-its-production-services-work Sydney November 9 2016 - On the back of the high profile appointment of Mark Bamford in the role of Director of its Film & Television division, boutique media, arts and entertainment firm, Simpsons Solicitors, has further bolstered its production services arm with the recent appointment of Senior Lawyer, Kris Darmody. Darmody will be responsible for driving Simpson’s film, television and content production services with a strong emphasis on providing legal services to content producers, creatives and other stakeholders at all stages of the development, production and financing cycle. In addition, Darmody will also develop content agency and production business relationships and drive new business both locally and abroad. Darmody brings extensive experience to the role, having provided advice to producers and production companies as a lawyer and business affairs professional in the Australian film and television industry for over 13 years. Darmody has worked on a wide range of feature film, television and documentary projects from early development through to close of finance. In addition to working closely with several successful Australian producers and creatives, Darmody also brings a strong understanding of the content marketing industry to the role, having worked closely with Australian content agency, Curated Content. She continues to act as Head of Legal & Business Affairs for Flying Bark Productions. “Kris brings a unique production-focussed experience to the firm’s established media, arts and entertainment practice” Bamford said. “I have worked on a number of transactions with Kris over the years. She is able to cut through and identify potential issues early and actively engages in bringing parties together to find quick and effective solutions to close finance. I am excited to have her play a critical role in the growth of the production specialisation of the practice area.” “I am thrilled to be joining Mark, lawyer Kieren Martin and the rest of the team at Simpsons” Darmody said. “Mark’s perspective and experience, particularly in the finance space, are invaluable resources and his expertise across the media, entertainment, communication and technology sectors is world-class.” Simpsons occupies a unique position in the market with a niche offering in media, arts and entertainment services and is one of Australia’s most highly regarded intellectual property and entertainment practices. Kris Darmody’s appointment is effective immediately. CourseGenius launches online training to protect Australian businesses from costly compliance breaches 2016-11-07T19:49:56Z coursegenius-launches-online-training-to-protect-australian-businesses-from-costly-compliance-breaches PERTH, AUSTRALIA - 8 November 2016. Lack of formal safety training can have a significant financial and human cost for businesses. In fact, businesses in most states can face fines of up to A$3 million for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act. Despite this, many businesses struggle to find the time and budget to implement formal safety and compliance training which can help protect them and their staff from these risks. To combat this issue, leading Australian online learning platform CourseGenius (www.coursegenius.com) today releases its suite of online compliance training courses. CourseGenius is a WA-based company that enables small to medium businesses to create and deliver their own custom online training programs. The CourseGenius suite of compliance courses provides training in three core areas: Workplace Health and Safety Fundamentals, Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and Social Media and Electronic Communication, with additional topics to follow. The courses, developed by leading Australian law firm People + Culture Strategies, are legally compliant and tailored for Australian workplaces. Once only available to large businesses with a big training budget, CourseGenius makes online compliance training accessible to businesses of all sizes. Co-founder of CourseGenius Sarah Mateljan’s legal background has given her insight into the potential cost of failing to run formal compliance training. She also understands why small to medium-sized businesses find it difficult to roll out this type of training. “We’ve listened to our customers and we know it’s hard for them to find engaging and legally compliant training content on a budget,” Sarah said. “Our new suite of compliance courses solves this problem by providing interactive, legally authored online training on-demand. Our customers, such as ECOYA are well placed to make this move as they are more agile than larger enterprises, and can more easily adopt new technologies to solve problems.” Leading home fragrance and bodycare company ECOYA were one of the first to sample CourseGenius’ new suite of courses. Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety Manager at ECOYA, Liza Jones, said, "The CourseGenius compliance courses were exactly what I was after. I oversee manufacturing where compliance and training is of critical importance. Being a medium sized business, we are good at implementing practical training elements however this not always reflected on paper. If I had to create the program myself, not only would it take me two or three days to prepare the material but I couldn’t be entirely sure that the content is correct and current.” Businesses can sign up for a demonstration and a discussion with the CourseGenius team to see how you can get started in minutes. - ends - For more information: Kate Dinon, KDPR, kate@katedinon.com +61 487 328 738 Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v6vgabi6j5f4r1v/AACLNW6xTN5K6Zayj3jsNRnSa?dl=0 About CourseGenius CourseGenius is the world’s simplest online training platform. CourseGenius allows small to medium enterprises to author and deliver their own custom training programs. Using the CourseGenius course builder, businesses can quickly and easily create interactive and engaging content using video, audio, and quiz functionality which is delivered beautifully on desktop, tablet and mobile. CourseGenius also offers a set of standard online compliance training courses, meaning all small to medium businesses can access the most up to date compliance training, saving time and money. www.coursegenius.com