The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-04-18T07:39:36Z HCL Technologies Partners with Google Cloud to Enable Hybrid Cloud Services for Enterprises and ISVs 2019-04-18T07:39:36Z hcl-technologies-partners-with-google-cloud-to-enable-hybrid-cloud-services-for-enterprises-and-isvs Noida, IndiaandLondon, UK – 18th​ April 2019 - HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced it has become a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Premier Partner. The new partnership will help enterprises​accelerate​ the​ adoption​ of GCP at scale and further​ strengthen​s​ HCL’s portfolio of cloud services. HCL is also an early adopter of Anthos,​Google​ Cloud’s new open cloud platform, helping​ its clients build​and manage hybrid cloud services and modernise applications with containers and microservices architectures. “The winning combination of Google Cloud Platform and HCL’s managed services and engineering expertise will be a major enabler for the digital businesses of tomorrow,” said Kalyan Kumar, CVP and CTO – IT Services, HCL Technologies.“HCL’s global delivery capabilities and experience in cloud native services will drive transformation and support the rapid growth of hybrid cloud ecosystems. This will help our clients to create more responsive digital enterprises that drive business agility and accelerate innovation. The partnership also supports the continuation of HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, as we extend the availability of our products and platforms via the GCP Marketplace.” The partnership will see HCL create a GCP Center of Excellence, to​ be embedded in its Cloud Native Labs in London, New York and Noida, to help customers experience the speed, scalability and innovation that GCP offers. HCL’s Cloud Native Labs spearhead the adoption of Kubernetes and CloudFoundry ecosystems for its clients. HCL will help clients migrate applications to take full advantage of GCP and offer next generation services to accelerate building new applications on GCP. In addition, the Cloud Native Labs will offer cloud strategy, proof of concept building and cloud-native cultural transformation services for GCP. HCL will also implement an extensive internal training programme to enable its workforce to develop skills and become certified on GCP. HCL’s ISV Cloudification Factory will enable ISVs to modernise their products and make them available on the GCP Marketplace, or SaaSify their products to run on GCP. “We are excited to collaborate with HCL on bringing the benefits of hybrid computing to our mutual customers,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Vice President, Global ​Ecosystem at Google​ Cloud. “Our enterprise technology stack in combination with HCL's reach in the enterprise​ customer space, global delivery capabilities, and domain expertise creates a unique experience for our joint customers and facilitates their digital transformation journey.” “Google​ Cloud’s Anthos provides an easy way to integrate and build a true hybrid cloud,” added Kalyan Kumar.“With automation and operational governance at the core, and security and compliance built-in, Anthos is ideal for delivering the digital services of tomorrow, today. Google Cloud’s Anthos’ approach of technology modernisation combined with architecture consistency and extensive ecosystem design makes it our choice of partner for serving our customer’s next-generation business objectives.” For more information on HCL’s Cloud Native Services, visit: About HCL Technologies HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 44 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 8.4 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st December, 2018. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM​ Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience-centric and outcome-oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT WoRKS™, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalisation. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business. HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 132,328 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit Spill Kit Guidelines Launched By AusSpill 2019-04-18T06:04:22Z spill-kit-guidelines-launched-by-ausspill Over the last 20 years, spill kits have evolved to become a critical piece of safety and emergency response equipment. They are referred to in Australian Standards relevant to many different industries, and various codes of practice in force throughout Australia. Their importance is recognised by both environment and safety regulators in all jurisdictions. A group of Australian spill control manufacturers and importers created the AusSpill Association in 2012. AusSpill was formed to provide a voice for the spill control industry, in an effort to encourage better regulation of spill response and control products. Once of the ways that AusSpill intends to do this is through the eventual development of an Australian Standard. AusSpill has received letters of support encouraging the development of an Australian Standard for spill kits from various bodies, including the Safety Institute of Australia, National Council for Fire and Emergency Services, NSW EPA and SA EPA. As a first step towards the creation of an Australian Standard, in November 2018 AusSpill members formulated an approved a set of guidelines that describe the appearance of mobile spill kit bins and also recognise a standard test method to accurately measure the sorbent capacity of those kits. Those guidelines have been adopted by AusSpill’s members. The AusSpill spill kit guidelines have been developed in response to discussions with regulators, industry associations and other stakeholders. A constant thread in these discussions is that the inconsistent range of colours and performance of spill response kits presents a risk for responders, community and the environment where incorrect use of the products can create a safety and environmental hazard. These industry wide spill kit issues have been raised in letters in support for an Australian Standard for spill kits received from various stakeholders. Lime green has been identified by AusSpill members as the ideal spill bin colour for two primary reasons. It is highly visible and is “readily identifiable” as described in AS1940:2017¹. The second reason for lime green spill bins is that this colour does not conflict with AS4123.7, which designates colours used to identify mobile waste bins. Waste bin colours designated in this standard include red, blue and yellow, which have also historically been used for spill kits. To assist spill kit consumers in having a clear understanding of spill kit performance, AusSpill members have adopted BS7959-3:2007 as the standard test method for all sorbent products included in the spill kits. By providing full clarity on spill kit absorbency performance, consumers will be better able to meet their obligations by ensuring they have sufficient equipment to deal with any foreseeable spills². The AusSpill guidelines are not an Australian Standard or a requirement of legal compliance. Manufacturers are not required to adhere to these guidelines, but AusSpill members believe that transitioning to the lime green spill kit bins and a uniform standard test method will provide a genuine net benefit for all spill kit users and the wider community. For more information visit and   1.       AS1940:2017 Storage and hanfling of flammable and combustible liquids: Section 2.3.4, AS1940:2017 Section 9.4.2   Published by Standards Australia 2.       CODE OF PRACTICE: Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace, pg 36. Published by Safe Work Australia The Australian SEO Industry Mined With Dodgy Practitioners – How To Avoid Them 2019-04-18T05:47:48Z the-australian-seo-industry-mined-with-dodgy-practitioners-how-to-avoid-them A common reason why small businesses delay the decision of using SEO services is represented by the negative stories they have heard from other people in the industry. There are so-called SEO experts who promise a lot but deliver very little, or there are even scammers who leave with advance payments never to be heard of again. Under these circumstances, small business owners who don’t have contacts in the SEO and digital marketing industries don’t know where to start and are afraid of taking risks, so they give up on the idea of improving their online presence with the consequence of losing customers. Not just the SEO industry but also the wider online marketing and web design industry that has dodgy practitioners. Fraudsters trying to con honest people have always been around, and the Internet has become a perfect ground for them as getting away is easier when the people don’t interact face-to-face. VMA case studies We have had many clients come to us after previously being burnt by not only other SEO agencies but also by web development agencies. One of those clients that were previously deceived was a dog training business who put down a 30% deposit with a Melbourne web development agency and 2 months went by and still no word or action from the developer. We quickly developed an action plan and managed to complete a large custom development project, first focusing on the front end development. This allowed us to get a sign-off for the grant while still working on the backend development, which required more time. As a result, our client now has a fully customised web development site that uses automation to streamline their business operation and expand by adding more trainers. Another client we are happy we were able to help was Fragram Tools, who had waited for 12 months for the previous developer to take action and fix problems such as the website tasking g in more than a minute to load! The solution we proposed was redeveloping the website from scratch and building it our way, with our own theme architecture and customised design, while also securing the site to avoid hacking. The new website was live by the 4th week, and our client was very pleased with the end results. What these case studies teach us that without the right SEO and web development expert you will be struggling for months in a row; being deceived by a dodgy practitioner can harm your online presence and business significantly, causing you to turn away prospects and lose customers. This danger has also been emphasized by the office of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise, through Ombudsman Kate Carnell who has said that “the industry is rife with ‘horror stories’ in which small businesses (SMBs) are ripped off by SEO consultants ‘over-promising and under-delivering.’” The need for industry regulations Carnell is planning new regulations for the industry as many of the deceitful actions fraudsters are taking are often located in a grey area. As a small business owner, you too probably receive dozens of sales contacts a month from unknown companies proposing to help with your business’s marketing. Some of these cons not only spread the word by email, but go one step further through robocalls announcing companies that their listing on Google is unverified. Next, they claim they are affiliated with Google and promise they can put your website on the first page of Google search results or try to sell you a Google My Business listings management service. If you receive this type of message and consider somebody is trying to trick you, you can contact Google via their complaint centre and report violations. The number of formal SEO-related complaints in Australia last year was relatively small – about 100 – but the office of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) thinks that many fraudulent SEO engagements go unreported. Corroborate this with the lack of regulation (the ASBFEO can investigate and advocate but not independently create new regulations) and you have “a minefield of dodgy practitioners” looking for their next prey. How can you avoid becoming the victim of a SEO or online marketing scammer? The first rule of thumb is that no SEO agency can guarantee to get you on page 1! Unless they are using long tail keywords that people don’t search for. Being cautious is the best way to avoid problems. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Before you sign a contract with an SEO or web agency you need to ask them these questions: ·         Can I see examples of your previous work? Reliable SEO and web development agencies usually present some past work samples on their websites. If not, they should be able to provide them on demand. If they refuse, this should be a warning sign for you. ·         What are your customers saying about you? Again, a digital marketing expert who knows their business should have already disclosed feedback from customers in the form of testimonials featured on their website and by allowing customer reviews on Google My Business and on Facebook. A simple Google search can reveal other customer opinions that will help you make the right decision regarding your potential collaboration with the SEO services provider you are considering. ·         Can you provide references and contact details of past clients so that I can speak to them directly? A genuine and reliable digital marketing expert will always be able to provide a positive answer to this question. ·         What is the framework or process that we will follow? Not being able to answer suggests the person you are talking to is either very disorganised or they have never completed SEO or web development work at all. Having a process to follow means they know how to do their job effectively and that they are aware of the challenges they may have to deal with in the process. ·         Will there be one central point of contact throughout the process? Customer service should represent a priority for your digital marketing provider. Preferably they should assign one person who will represent your first contact throughout the project. If not, whenever you have a complaint they will refer you from one employee to another and no one will know for certain who is responsible for solving your problem. ·         Do you offer a guarantee? Many businesses use guarantees to reduce the perceived risk of the product. The guarantee is rarely invoked by customers, but if someone happens to be dissatisfied with the products/services provided, the business offering the guarantee should keep their promise. Providing a money-back guarantee suggests that the respective company is taking risks like exposure to manipulation, customer service burden, and complicated finances, something not everyone is able to do. However, it is important that your SEO provider does more than include a money-back guarantee badge on their website – they should also be able to present you the procedure for getting a refund in case you are not satisfied. By asking the right questions before starting your collaboration with a SEO practitioner or a web developer, you should be able to avoid unpleasant situations where your website is working very poorly or there is no work done for the money you have paid. Hopefully the upcoming regulations in the SEO industry that the ASBFEO Ombudsman is looking to implement will reduce the number of fraudulent practitioners and encourage more and more businesses to call to the services of a SEO expert, online marketer, or web developer without being afraid of falling victim to scams. More than a job with RDO, the world’s biggest JD dealer 2019-04-18T03:34:37Z more-than-a-job-with-rdo-the-world-s-biggest-jd-dealer (April 17, 2019) – The world’s largest John Deere dealer, RDO Equipment, is upskilling employees and recruiting new team members ahead of launching as John Deere’s Construction and Forestry dealer in all Australian states apart from Western Australia on May 1, 2019. RDO was established in the US in 1968 by Ron Offutt, then a 26-year-old potato farmer, in Casselton, North Dakota. More than 50 years later, RDO Equipment has more than 75 locations in the United States, and partnerships in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine. Ron’s son Ryan is responsible for the company’s international operations, and he has just spent two weeks in Australia preparing for the local John Deere launch. “The business has grown, but our core values and commitment to people have not changed,” Ryan says of RDO’s evolution. Ahead of the launch RDO is recruiting in all parts of its business, and is particularly looking for diesel fitters. The company plans to significantly increase the profile and presence of the John Deere Construction and Forestry brands in the market and needs a committed team to help it achieve its vision. The company will be introducing the complete line of John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment to the Australian market for the first time. From May 1st RDO Equipment will be supporting customers from nine branch locations. “We have a substantial investment program over the coming years, with new facilities planned in several locations across Australia – we want to make sure our team has what they need to get the job done.” He says RDO puts tremendous value on a committed workforce and is defying some of the dominant employment trends like rapid turnover and profits before people, to focus instead on the long-term success of their employees and customers. “It may not be the way the world is going, but that doesn’t deter us. We are not afraid to put people first,” he says. In fact, Ryan says RDO refers to its headquarters as the field support office, because everything that happens there is to support the team that supports the customer. He says RDO’s existing and new employees have lots of scope to grow their career in a stable, global company. “We’re looking for people who want to get in on the ground floor of a growing company. We want people who really believe in what we are doing.” “We have an incredibly strong and consistent culture which includes empowering local managers so they can focus on their customers. Our team includes staff with extensive experience and long-term service. Partnership is a central theme for RDO Equipment and Ryan says it was “by sheer luck” that a partnership opportunity brought the brand to Australia in 2012. “Our first investment in Australia came in 2012 after we were approached by Bruce Vandersee, the CEO of Vanderfield, a 14-store John Deere agricultural equipment dealer based in Toowoomba, after they read a story about us in the trade press. We got to know each other, and realised it was the right fit for both of us. Our cultures are very much aligned.” RDO acquired a 50 percent interest in Vanderfield in 2012 and then in 2015 made a further investment in Vermeer Australia. RDO is now also the world’s largest Vermeer dealer. In January 2019, RDO was named as the John Deere Construction and Forestry (C&F) dealer for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory, taking over from Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia. The Australian sales operation will be headed by General Manager of Sales, Mark Kuhn. “We have made a significant investment in this new partnership, and John Deere has too, particularly around parts inventory and training. As an example, service team members will have access to some of the highest quality capstone training available from any OEM – that’s a great career opportunity for them. “I am very optimistic about the future of our business in Australia. It’s a fantastic country, and we have a great local team with a great culture. We’re going to be off to a great start,” Ryan said. To meet the team and see what RDO and John Deere have planned for the Australian market, come along to site 99A at The National Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo in Western Sydney, where RDO will also be showcasing two new excavator models never offered before in Australia. For details about job opportunities with RDO visit (ends) Cin7 Is Now Afterpay Accredited, for Easier Integration and Speedier Deployment 2019-04-18T01:26:14Z cin7-is-now-afterpay-accredited-for-easier-integration-and-speedier-deployment Cin7, the world’s leading cloud-based inventory management software, is now Afterpay accredited for point of sale transactions in Australia and New Zealand. Afterpay is a financial technology service that allows retailers to be paid up front while their customers benefit from a no-interest instalment plan.  Cin7 is a complete inventory management solution with a built-in point of sale system that integrates with Afterpay. In addition to taking transactions, retailers who use Cin7 can manage gift cards and promotions, view available stock across all locations, including warehouses, and route orders from the register. Cin7 also integrates all sales channels, allowing for omnichannel options like click and collect.  In-store purchases made using Afterpay are divided into four equal fortnightly payments, with the first payment due at the time of purchase. There are no additional fees to the customer who pays on time and no fraud or credit risk to the retailer. This “evolved lay-by” encourages people to shop more often while avoiding debt. Afterpay, promoted as an alternative to credit products, has been particularly successful among millennials, many of whom are savvy with their spending and averse to credit cards.  “Cin7 is proud to partner with Afterpay, one of Australasia’s most successful consumer-facing tech companies,” says Cin7 Founder and Chief Architect Danny Ing. “Rather than taking eight to 10 weeks for integration with an uncertified POS system, retailers who use Cin7 can have Afterpay up and running in about three weeks.”  Afterpay now handles more than 10 per cent of Australia’s online retail, with more than 2.6 million active customers and more than 23,400 merchants across Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand was Afterpay’s first international expansion in 2017, launching with Trade Me, and went live in the US in May 2018 with Urban Outfitters. During its first six months, Afterpay signed up more than 1,400 US retailers and now has 3.5 million active users and over 25,000 merchants globally.  Afterpay Touch Group Limited is currently Level 1 PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) accredited, the highest level awarded, doing more than 6 million Visa or Mastercard transactions per year. PCI DSS standards exist to prevent card fraud, so Level 1 accreditation also means that Afterpay must adhere to stringent requirements regarding what sensitive card information may be stored, processed or transacted through Afterpay Touch’s systems.  On 18 January 2019, Afterpay’s shares surged almost 10 percent after an Australian Securities Exchange announcement that its US platform had processed $260 million in sales in the six months to December.  ###  Ed Chan has been shortlisted for the Australian Accounting Awards 2019 2019-04-18T01:21:41Z ed-chan-has-been-shortlisted-for-the-australian-accounting-awards-2019 The Australian Accounting Awards, in partnership with Intuit QuickBooks Australia, is the only national independent awards program for the accounting industry. Recognising excellence across a true cross-section of the accounting industry, the awards celebrate the contributions of both individuals and firms who are leading the way. The finalist list, which was announced on Wednesday, 17 April, features over 270 accounting professionals and firms across 32 categories. Winners of each category will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Accountants Daily Excellence Award. “To a group of people who prioritise their clients and professionalism above all else, sincere congratulations from myself and the team at Accountants Daily,” said head of editorial at Momentum Media Katarina Taurian.  “It’s a privilege to connect with all of you every day via the Accountants Daily platform, and I look forward to the pleasure of meeting you at the awards evening in Sydney. “As well as recognising exemplary skill and innovation, this year’s awards program celebrates the impact of accountants on the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of their clients and employees.  “The material impact of an accountant in the lives of their clients should be sung from the rooftops, and Accountants Daily is proud to do that for the accounting profession.” Commenting on being shortlisted, Ed said, “Chan & Naylor’s recognition for its excellent contribution to the tax accounting industry reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and engaging with its customers.” Ed Chan, Co-founder & Non-Executive Chairman at Chan & Naylor, said that he was humbled to be recognised and proud to be a part of such an exclusive network. The winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony on 24 May at The Star Sydney. Investment Property Marketing Shake Up 2019-04-18T00:53:20Z investment-property-marketing-shake-up Over the past two decades, the investment property, new property development and apartment sales market has relied heavily upon telemarketing and cold calling tactics to drive volumes of mum and dad investors.  The rise of spam legislation and the Do Not Call Register (DNCR) in Australia put the brakes on this in the mid-2000's, however the cowboys continued doing what they wanted despite of this. In the last 5 years in particular, with the rise of social media and search marketing abilities, some early adopters have moved from sweatshop-call-centre cold calling to generating warmer leads.  The trade off has been investing into digital assets and ad-sets, instead of man-hours to cold call. Overall the result has been interesting to see that dollar for dollar, the investment into warmer leads to feed a smaller call centre, has prevailed as the lowest return on investment and lowest cost per acquisition.I don't think digital will ever fully replace the need for telemarketing in the investment property lead generation space, given the amount of variables involved in qualifying a lead. This combined with the level of trust that needs to be built with the consumer prior to them potentially making one of the largest financial decisions on their life, is hard to achieve without any personal connection made.  The only alternative is to build a 'brand' reputable enough to do this with digital alone, but this require large investments into above-the-line marketing over a long period of time.   So what are the best ways to generate Investment Property Leads Property investors come in all shapes and sizes. This means that there is no one size fits all when it comes to generating investment property leads. First of all, it is critical to identify your target market. This way, you can find out the best way to reach out to them and enlist them as leads. We cannot emphasise the importance of having a plan when it comes to generating leads. We’ll help you get started by listing down some of the best ways to generate investment property leads. 1.    Ask for feedback. Customer reviews, as well as testimonials, are some ideal ways to establish your reputation. Here are a few ways to do this: ·      Create a review page on your website ·      Make sure your testimonials are on external sites too. Post them on popular real estate websites. ·      Compile your customer feedback into a video to make it more interesting and presentable. ·      If you already have an existing customer base, consider setting up a referral program.   2.    Make sure to follow up. In real estate, it is essential to be considered top-of-mind by your clients. The best way to do this is by establishing a relationship that’s beyond just being transactional. A simple monthly catching up via email, text or a call will be good. You may even opt to send out a letter for a more professional approach. Remember, making it personal will mean more to your clients than sending out just a generic message. Who knows, if you’ve established a good relationship they may even consider you when their friends or relatives decide to get into the market. 3.    Explore social media. No one’s stopping you from doing the good old strategy of knocking on doors to offer your services. However, this technique usually involves a high degree of rejection. Plus, this only becomes effective if you get lucky and picked the right neighbourhood at the right time. Explore going digital especially if you’ve already determined that your target market are usually online. Social media is an excellent place to start building your online reputation. Just make sure to choose the right platform based on your identified target market. LinkedIn is a good place to start for a more professional approach. Facebook and other social media platforms provides cost-efficient ad placements that let you use different formats and create targeted ads based on your clients’ behaviour. You don’t need to rely entirely on social media for your leads. It’s still good to complement your digital leads generation strategy with printed materials such as flyers, business cards, and even postcards. Improve Your Investment Property Leads strategy with EMBR Group In generating investment property leads, it is vital that you have a plan and your plan has to be tailor fitted to what you or your company needs. This means you’ll need a group that specialises in leads generation. We at EMBR Group offer award-winning services that will help you achieve your goals for your investment property leads.  Contact us today so we can come up with the best strategy for you - All That Glitters: Add a Little Shine to Your Egg-stravagent Easter Festivities 2019-04-17T07:24:54Z all-that-glitters-add-a-little-shine-to-your-egg-stravagent-easter-festivities Sydney, Australia – April 2019: With hot cross buns lining bakery shelves and chocolate Easter bunnies popping up in abundance, the Easter season is upon us yet again. For those who have little ones at home, or simply like to throw an Easter extravaganza, that also means it’s time to get decorating. The team at Brother have pulled together a list of fun, creative projects that will add some sparkle to your season. For those looking to make their projects a little more personalised, load your Brother home label printers with a selection of colourful glitter tape.Easter BasketThese DIY Easter baskets are a perfect little project for kids and will be handy to store chocolate eggs during an Easter egg hunt.Easter HatMake sure your child stands out at the Easter Hat Parade with this bespoke hat, personalised with glitter tape and all.Easter EggsDecorate your space with these adorable paper Easter eggs; an easy project to keep the young ones busy during the Easter holidays. Want something a little more challenging? Decorate your chocolate eggs instead.Egg Table CenterpiecesFor those who are looking for a crafty way to decorate the dining table this Easter, it’s time to swap the chocolate eggs for real ones, and get busy creating this rustic centerpiece that will have your guests talking.Click here for hi-resolution images of all the DIY projects.  Available:Officeworks[DS(1] Phone: 1300 885 About Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd In operation for more than a century, Brother is a global manufacturer of laser printers, laser and inkjet Multi-Function Centres, label printers, scanners and mobile products and is recognised With corporate printing solutions at the forefront of its services, Brother boasts customer satisfaction across small, medium, and large businesses. Its printers havefor its range of technology-driven machinery used within businesses worldwide.beenrecognised with 6 consecutive wins for the coveted PC Magazine, Business Choice Award, and 10 consecutive wins of Readers’ Choice Awards. The organisation takes pride in its consistent efforts towards promoting environmental conservation and cost minimisation, particularly through providing solutions that encourage efficiency in the workplace.Brother International Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. Brother Australia was established in 1977, with a head office located in Sydney and state offices nationally throughout Australia. About Brother Earth:Brother always takes responsibility, acts respectfully and tries to make a positive difference. Brother Earth is Brother’s attitude and commitment to play a part in building a society with sustainable development. Help the environment now by giving a click at Brother will contribute to a variety of global environmental protection activities on your behalf. The number of clicks each project receives will determine proportionately how the funds will be allocated. AMD Expands Embedded Product Family, Adds Design Wins and Customers, with New Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 2019-04-17T07:04:55Z amd-expands-embedded-product-family-adds-design-wins-and-customers-with-new-ryzen-embedded-r1000 (Click here for media kit)April 16, 2019 — At the Taiwan Embedded Forum, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the Ryzen™ embedded product family is growing with the new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 SoC. Building upon the success of the Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 SoC, the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC provides embedded customers with dual core, quad-threaded performance, as well as the ability to run fanless, low power solutions for 4K displays; while providing leading-edge security features. The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 is perfect for applications in digital displays, high-performance edge computing, networking, thin clients and more.Customers like Advantech, ASRock Industrial, IBASE, Netronome, Quixant and others are already working on Ryzen Embedded R1000-based products. As well, Atari© is using the high-performance Vega 3 graphics and ‘Zen’ CPU architecture in the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC to power the upcoming Atari VCS™ game system.“The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 builds out the Ryzen Embedded family and provides a compelling option for customers that want access to the powerful ‘Zen’ and ‘Vega’ architecture and are looking for a highly competitive power/performance solution,” said Stephen Turnbull, director of product management and business development, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “The Ryzen Embedded R1000 can support rich multimedia environments for digital displays and casino gaming, enterprise class security features for edge computing, networking and thin clients, and, most importantly introduces a new class of performance while providing customers with software and hardware compatibility with the extended Ryzen Embedded family.”Growing the Ryzen Embedded FamilyThe AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 continues to provide the embedded industry with the high-performance, rich multimedia capabilities and advanced security features established with the Ryzen Embedded V1000.Specifically, as the embedded industry demands more immersive and engaging visual experiences, customers need processors that can support high-resolution displays with demanding graphics. The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 supports up to three 4K displays at up to 60 FPS, while providing H.265 Encode/Decode(10b) and VP9 decode  capabilities. This enables OEMs and ODMs to deliver a compelling visual experience.As well, the Ryzen Embedded R1000 utilizes the same leading-edge security features of the AMD embedded family, including Secure Root of Trust and Secure Run Technology, giving customers the features for enabling secure solutions, whether they are connected into an edge computing network, or running a digital display. Model TDP Range Core/Thread Count GPU CU [SIMD] Ind. Displays L2 Cache L3 Cache Max DDR4 Rate Base Freq. GHz 1T Boost Freq. GHz GPU Freq. GHz Dual Ethernet Ports R1606G 12-25W 2/4 3 3 1MB 4MB 2400 2.6 3.5 1.2 10Gb R1505G 12-25W 2/4 3 3 1MB 4MB 2400 2.4 3.3 1.0 10Gb New Customers Driving Early AdoptionAs an industry leader in customer facing marketing technology including digital signage, STRATACACHE picked the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 and Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors to power new multi-output digital signage players serving the STRATACACHE, Scala, X2O Media and Real Digital Media product families. The players take advantage of the Ryzen Embedded platform, as well as the outstanding GPU performance to enable premium 4K visual experiences.“The benefit of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000 is it allowed us drive down the cost of multi-output 4K experiences,” Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE. “Both the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 provided us the graphics performance we needed in a single system on a chip that would have previously required more costly CPU and discrete GPU pairs, thereby saving us system costs and providing a smaller, more power efficient footprint that’s powerful enough to run multiple 4K displays supporting our world class CMS platforms.”Netronome, a leader in high-performance, intelligent server and storage networking solutions, is using the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC for new advancements in networking solutions, security appliances and edge cloud computing. “The benefit of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 for us is to expand our product range using the same high performance ‘Zen’ CPU cores, providing enterprise-class security features and leading-edge connectivity, as demonstrated in the larger Ryzen and EPYC™ processors,” said Mike Benson, SVP of Systems and Platforms Engineering at Netronome. “Our customers want to make sure they have secure and performant devices that provide them a great value, and the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC combined with our Network Flow Processor does just that. We’re excited to see the AMD Embedded portfolio expand and add it into our family of products.”Quixant is a global leader focusing exclusively on the design and manufacture of the most advanced PC-based computer systems and monitors for the global gaming industry. “As a highly-valued launch partner of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC, we are excited to yet again bring high-performance embedded processing to the casino and gaming industry,” said John Malin, global sales director, Quixant. “Our customers demand high quality graphics and displays, and AMD Ryzen embedded processors allow us to deliver that experience. Now with the new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC, we can continue to deliver that, but at a better price per performance, benefiting everybody. The first offering is the QXi-7000 LITE - our most versatile platform yet.”“With the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 powering the Atari VCS, we can support the 4K 60fps HDR content that users expect from a modern, secure gaming and entertainment system.” said Michael Arzt, COO of Atari Connected Devices. “AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded SoC will also help protect the VCS’ environment and content as we support an unprecedented open-access model that allows Atari’s highly-creative community to install any other operating system side by side with the Atari OS.”AvailabilityThe AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 will be available this quarter to ODMs and OEMs worldwide and is already supported by numerous hardware and software companies including Advantech, Alphainfo, ASRock Industrial, Axiomtech, DFI, iBase, Kontron, MEN, Mentor, Sapphire, zSpace and more.As well, continuing a great partnership between the two companies, the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC supports the Mentor® Embedded Linux® Flex OS, which is available now. You can read more here.Supporting Resources• Learn more about the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC here• Learn more about AMD Embedded Products at• Become a fan of AMD on Facebook• Follow AMD on TwitterAbout AMDFor 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog,Facebook and Twitter pages.This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 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Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD has a wafer supply agreement with GF with obligations to purchase all of its microprocessor and APU product requirements, and a certain portion of its GPU product requirements, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, its business could be adversely impacted; AMD relies on third parties to manufacture its products, and if they are unable to do so on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies, AMD’s business could be materially adversely affected; failure to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products could negatively impact its financial results; the success of AMD’s business is dependent upon its ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers while supporting and coinciding with significant industry transitions; if AMD cannot generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing, it may face a cash shortfall and be unable to make all of its planned investments in research and development or other strategic investments; the loss of a significant customer may have a material adverse effect on AMD; AMD’s receipt of revenue from its semi-custom SoC products is dependent upon its technology being designed into third-party products and the success of those products; AMD products may be subject to security vulnerabilities that could have a material adverse effect on AMD; data breaches and cyber-attacks could compromise AMD’s intellectual property or other sensitive information, be costly to remediate and cause significant damage to its business and reputation; AMD’s operating results are subject to quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; global economic uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; AMD may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD has a large amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect its financial position and prevent it from implementing its strategy or fulfilling its contractual obligations; the agreements governing AMD’s notes and the Secured Revolving Line of Credit impose restrictions on AMD that may adversely affect its ability to operate its business; the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; AMD's issuance to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of warrants to purchase 75 million shares of its common stock, if and when exercised, will dilute the ownership interests of its existing stockholders, and the conversion of the 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 may dilute the ownership interest of its existing stockholders, or may otherwise depress the price of its common stock; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products could materially adversely affect it; the demand for AMD’s products depends in part on the market conditions in the industries into which they are sold. Fluctuations in demand for AMD’s products or a market decline in any of these industries could have a material adverse effect on its results of operations; AMD’s ability to design and introduce new products in a timely manner is dependent upon third-party intellectual property; AMD depends on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components to support its business; if AMD loses Microsoft Corporation’s support for its products or other software vendors do not design and develop software to run on AMD’s products, its ability to sell its products could be materially adversely affected; and AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and AIB partners subjects it to certain risks.  Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2018.AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, Ryzen and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.1Testing done at AMD Embedded Software Engineering Lab on 3/13/2019. The AMD R-series Embedded SOC RX-216GD formerly codenamed as "Merlin Falcon" scored 118 and the AMD R-series R1606G scored 361, when running Cinebench® R15 benchmark (Rendering Multi-core preset, 1920x1080x32 resolution). The performance delta of 3x was calculated based on "Merlin Falcon's" performance score of 118 and R1606G performance score of 361.  System Configurations: AMD Embedded R-Series RX-216GD used AMD “Bettong” Platform, with 2x8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 15W, STAPM Enabled and ECC Disabled, Graphics Driver 18.50.190214a-339560C-AES, BIOS RPD130CB.  The AMD Ryzen Embedded V-Series R1606G used an AMD R1000 Platform with 2x8GB DDR4 2400 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 15W, STAPM enabled and ECC Disabled, Graphics Driver  18.50_190207a-339028E-AES, BIOS RBB1190B. Both systems ran Microsoft  Windows 10.0 Professional (x64) Build 17763. EMB-1582Testing done at AMD Embedded Software Engineering Lab on 3/13/2019.  The AMD R1505G Embedded scored 360 running Cinebench R15 Multi-core and 1,988 running 3DMark11 benchmarks. The Intel Core i3-7100U (Kaby Lake) scored 254 running Cinebench R15 Multi-core and 1,444 when running 3DMark11 benchmarks. Recommended Customer price for Intel Core i3-7100U is $261 as of 4/1/2019 (check DBB price for R1505G is $80. System Configurations: AMD Embedded R1505G used a AMD R1000 Platform, with a 2x8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 15W, STAPM Enabled and ECC Disabled, Graphics Driver  18.50_190207a-339028E-AES, BIOS  RBB1190B, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. Intel Core i3-7100u used a HP 15inch Notebook, i3-7100u with Intel® HD Graphics 620, 1x8GB DDR4-2133 RAM, 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics Driver, BIOS F.07. EMB-159 HEVC (H.265), H.264, and VP9 acceleration are subject to and not operable without inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players. GD-81 Why Do Corporations like Boeing and VW Prematurely Launch Killing Machines? 2019-04-17T04:40:09Z why-do-corporations-like-boeing-and-vw-prematurely-launch-killing-machines It’s for profit and market share, stupid. Cost-benefit analyses that compare quality-cost relationships, profits, and market share with the risks of failure may be at the heart of decisions to prematurely launch products that are known to be faulty, according to Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). Professor Ratnatunga believes it is time to consider the management accounting implications, “when the faults of some of these products are so great that corporations are actually launching glorified killing machines.” The Boeing 737 Max “In the aftermath of the second recent crash of the company’s almost brand-new aircraft, the 737 Max jetliner, there is evidence that Boeing was well aware of design faults but went ahead with the production and marketing of these veritable killing machines,” he says.  The latest accident led to a worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft and attention is focused on a flight-control system that Boeing admits can automatically push a plane into a catastrophic nose dive if it malfunctions and pilots don’t react correctly. It also appears that the plane’s design certification and approval processes were significantly flawed and that U.S. regulators outsourced much of the plane’s safety assessment to Boeing itself, which delivered analyses with crucial flaws. “We are now learning that U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees who approve new and modified aircraft designs warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft but they faced retaliation for speaking up,” he says. The 737 Max was produced in response to the release of the single-aisle, fuel-efficient Airbus A320 Neo. Boeing estimated the market would be worth some $2.5 trillion over the next 20 years and decided it needed a single-aisle plane with 20 percent better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs that could quickly be brought to market. Professor Ratnatunga asserts that, “There were challenges in design requirements and cost management. Boeing decided to use an earlier version of the 737, rather than design the aircraft from scratch. In the revised design, the engines were moved forward but this meant the more powerful engines could pitch the jet’s nose upward, creating the conditions for a mid-air stall.” To prevent the stall, Boeing created an automated-flight-control feature called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). When MCAS sensors detected the nose of the plane pitching up, the software controlling the tail’s horizontal stabiliser would automatically push the nose back down. “It was a cost-minimising way to fix the design problem and it understated the extent to which MCAS might take automated control of the plane,” says Professor Ratnatunga. In another move that Professor Ratnatunga asserts was designed to keep costs to a minimum, Boeing decided, with the support of regulators, not to provide extensive pilot training, including how to disable the software. Boeing stated that flight-simulator training for pilots, which costs airlines time and money and could have dampened sales, weren’t necessary. Boeing has now acknowledged that training guidelines for the 737 Max did not mention MCAS. These strategies got the 737 Max to market faster, just nine months after Airbus introduced the A320 Neo. “Due to the cost savings it offered airlines in terms of fuel efficiency and pilot training, the Max was an immediate hit, garnering more than 5,000 orders from over 100 customers worldwide. It received FAA certification in March 2017 and regulators around the world followed suit. Two months later, Boeing began deliveries of its 737 Max, seemingly well aware that they were potential killing machines,” says Professor Ratnatunga.   The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal “Volkswagen (VW) is another classic example of a company that got away with practices that not only broke the law but resulted in the production and distribution of killing machines,” says Professor Ratnatunga. VW installed software that activated pollution controls during testing and switched them off in real-world driving. The software allowed the cars to spew harmful nitrogen oxide at up to 40 times the legal limit. Some estimates contend that the health of up to 200,000 people has been negatively impacted by these actions, with many deaths attributed to the deadly air pollution. VW initially denied the use of the so-called ‘defeat device’ but finally admitted it in September 2015 and reached a $US15 billion civil settlement with environmental authorities and car owners in the US under which it agreed to repair or buy back up to 500,000 of the affected vehicles. “While one would assume that such negative publicity, massive criminal charges, huge civil settlements and potential investor lawsuits and criminal probes would affect VW’s long-term share price, it was not the case. After a massive 20 per cent fall when the diesel-emissions scandal broke in October 2015, just two years later Volkswagen AG's share price was back above 2015 levels,” says Professor Ratnatunga.   How Do Management Accountants Fit Into The Picture? Cost savings! As organisations become leaner, design engineers and management accountants look for ways to reduce costs, however Professor Ratnatunga believes they must be conscious of the quality-cost trade-off and apply a higher moral and ethical standard to situations where there is a conflict between maximising a company’s shareholder value and the social responsibility of keeping customers safe. “The pursuit of higher profits and shareholder value may lead companies to undertake unsafe and/or unethical actions, as the costs of these actions are often easily absorbed by the sheer volume of revenue they generate. In other words, companies assess the profitability of law breaking or causing the loss of life by weighing the benefit to be gained against the cost of being caught multiplied by the probability of being caught,” he says. Professor Ratnatunga says that, “These examples demonstrate the importance of clearly communicating the management accounting numbers on which critical decisions are made, especially where a company’s products and services may endanger human lives. It also shows that human life cannot be equated to a monetary value in settling a legal liability.” Prof Janek Ratnatunga  CEO, ICMA Australia The opinions in this article reflect those of the author and not necessarily that of the organisation or its executive. [ends] For further comment on the above topic, please contact: Prof Janek Ratnatunga CEO, ICMA Australia Mobile: +61432758380 Email:   About the Author  Professor Janek Ratnatunga is the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has held senior appointments at the University of South Australia, Monash University, University of Melbourne, and the Australian National University in Australia; and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He has also been a consultant to many large Australian and international companies and to the World Bank.  VAN MORRISON’S MASTERPIECES – ASTRAL WEEKS & MOON DANCE VINCE JONES & THE ASTRAL ORCHESTRA PAYS TRIBUTE TO VAN MORRISON AT HOTA 2019-04-17T04:37:56Z van-morrisons-masterpieces-astral-weeks-moon-dance-vince-jones-the-astral-orchestra-pays-tribute-to-van-morrison-at-hota These classic albums of a golden era had an enormous impact on Jones, a remarkable interpreter and composer of contemporary jazz style music. The result led him to invite a selection of Australia’s finest jazz/rock musicians to form The Astral Orchestra, led by Music Director Matt McMahon, to play tribute to Morrison’s renowned works. CEO of HOTA, Criena Gehrke, said Jones’ signature jazz style would resonate with lovers of Jazz from across the Coast. “Jazz lovers know Vince Jones, he’s old school and effortlessly cool. I’m looking forward to kicking back and hearing his take on these classic Van Morrison albums,” she said. Jones and his fellow musicians will perform Van Morrison’s most acclaimed album, the magical Astral Weeks – a poetic, mercurial blend of jazz, rock, folk and blues – and his successful soul/jazz-influenced Moondance. Following sold-out concerts at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and their concert at Sydney’s City Recital Hall, the demand for Morrison’s repertoire has found its way to the Gold Coast. Vince Jones first began his jazz journey as a bebop trumpet player and 20 years on, has grown to become Australia’s greatest jazz vocalist whose voice touches the hearts and souls of his audience. His international career has set the benchmark for Australian jazz vocalists and musicians, with his Celtic/jazz/blues influence providing the perfect combination for his reading of two of contemporary rock music’s greatest works. Vince Jones and The Astral Orchestra will perform Van Morrison’s Masterpieces – Astral Weeks and Moondance in HOTA’s Arts Theatre on Saturday 11th May, at 7:30pm. For more information, visit ‘His melodic embellishments are the hallmark of a man with great ears for harmony, an instinct for musical logic and a love of those key watch-words of jazz: surprise and spontaneity.’ – Sydney Morning Herald ‘The Morrison project is an ambitious one, but it was beautifully executed.’ - InDaily FOR ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Amy Stalinescu – M10 Collective M: 0411 789 195|E: Goethe-Institut presents KinoKonzert 05: Lucrecia Dalt & Der Golem 2019-04-17T03:05:40Z goethe-institut-presentskinokonzert-05-lucrecia-dalt-amp-der-golem PRESS RELEASE - 15 April 2019 For the latest edition of its KinoKonzert series, the Goethe-Institut brings together a historic German horror film with a contemporary composer from Berlin. This is a unique opportunity to watch the rare cult flick Der Golem on the big screen accompanied by an original live score from contemporary electronic music producer Lucrecia Dalt. The Goethe-Institut presents this tour in close cooperation with its partners Sydney Film Festival, Dark Mofo, QAGOMA, NFSA, Astor Theatre, Liquid Architecture and Berlin Atonal. Lucrecia Dalt is a Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her work draws on a wealth of artistic and philosophical influences, including cinema,geotechnics, artificial intelligence, the ethics of listening and futuristic ideas. The Columbian-born producer has released seven solo albums and has toured extensively, playing festivals, galleries and clubs all over the world. Der Golem is a silent horror film from 1920 and a leading example of early German Expressionism. Based on a novel from 1914, Der Golem is set in a Jewish ghetto in 16th Century Prague. It tells the story of astrologer Rabbi who creates a clay golem that he brings to life with the assistance of a demon spirit and an amulet placed in the centre of the creature’s chest. KinoKonzert is a series of audio-visual live performances in Australian cinemas.Curated and presented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with independent curator Christian Pazzaglia, these events provide a unique hybrid cinema-concert experience for Australian film and music lovers. Goethe-Institut is a not-for-profit cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, operating worldwide. We foster international cultural cooperation and promote knowledge of the German language abroad. In addition, we provide a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information about its cultural,social and political life. Dates: Sat 15 June 2019: Sydney – Sydney Film Festival at Art Gallery of NSW Sun 16 June 2019: Brisbane – Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Tue 18 June 2019: Canberra – National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) Wed 19 June 2019: Hobart – Dark Mofo Festival at Hobart Town Hall Fri 21 June 2019: Melbourne – Astor Theatre In addition, Lucrecia Dalt will perform alongside other artists (without film) at: Thu 20 June 2019: Hobart – Berlin Atonal at Dark Mofo Sat 22 June 2019: Melbourne – Liquid Architecture at Northcote Uniting Church Links: Lucrecia Dalt – Web: Lucrecia Dalt – Bandcamp: Lucrecia Dalt – Soundcloud: Lucrecia Dalt – Facebook: Lucrecia Dalt – Press Materials: KinoKonzert: Lucrecia Dalt is available for interviews and other media opportunities. Contacts: Jochen Gutsch                                                Christian Pazzaglia Cultural Program Coordinator                           Co-Curator Goethe-Institut Australia                                                (02) 8356 8321                                                 0424 875 355 Goethe-Institut Australia HELPING MOTHERS COPE 2019-04-17T02:23:52Z helping-mothers-cope FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jing Jackson Phone: 0403247699 Email: HELPING MOTHERS COPE Fetal Doppler holds the key to a stress-free pregnancy “I’m sorry, but there is no heartbeat”. Cold. Harsh. Real. The sad fact is, one in 4 women experience the loss of their baby, and whether it happens in the first days or the last days or your pregnancy, it is absolutely heartbreaking. It’s no surprise that most women experience a mixture of both excitement and anxiousness when they first see two lines appear on the stick. While pregnancy is a blessing, it can also come with many fears. BabyHeart was set up to put the health and safety of a baby first through their range of fetal Doppler products that are ARTG registered for safety and effectiveness. A doppler allows a mum-to-be to listen to her baby’s heartbeat throughout pregnancy, offering comfort, reassurance and providing the perfect opportunity for a mum to bond with her baby. It is our mission to harness the power of advanced technology and innovative solutions, so pregnant women can safely and confidently listen to the heartbeats of their babies, says BabyHeart CEO.... There is nothing more important than being able to offer parents peace of mind throughout the pregnancy, which they can enjoy from the comfort of their home. BabyHeart dopplers are easy to use, and something the whole family can share in together, creating lasting memories of a special time. One mum-to-be, Alisha, shares “I have suffered two miscarriages in the past, so getting pregnant this time I was so nervous something bad would happen again. Listening to my baby’s heartbeat is the most amazing feeling and reassured me and my partner knowing everything was going to be fine this time. I absolutely would tell anyone that is expecting to buy one of these!” While BabyHeart aims to educate parents-to-be on the proper use of fetal dopplers, it is important to note that the product should never be used as a replacement for health care professionals. If you have any concerns they should always be directed to their health care provider. About BabyHeart Being able to hear your baby’s heartbeat and bond with them during pregnancy is such an important thing, and BabyHeart carries the largest selection of fetal dopplers that are ARTG registered for safety and effectiveness. We offer high quality products at competitive prices and our express next day delivery service to most metro areas within Australia. New Release of InterSystems HealthShare® Offers Provider Directory 2019-04-17T02:11:58Z new-release-of-intersystems-healthshare-r-offers-provider-directory SYDNEY, Aust., April 17, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business and government applications, has released the 2019.1 version of the InterSystems HealthShare® suite of connected health solutions. HealthShare unites providers, patients and payers with a unified care record and delivers foundational technology for connected health solutions. The newest member of the suite, HealthShare Provider Directory, offers a single source of truth for provider demographic and professional relationship information. With enhancements made to the clinical viewer, analytics and interoperability, the latest version of HealthShare offers more functionality, scalability, communication and extended decision support than ever before. Inaccurate provider information has consequences – for patients, payers and the providers themselves. Wrong telephone numbers and location information limits access to care. And, inaccurate information propagated across multiple clinical and administrative systems at a hospital or integrated delivery network can negatively impact efficiency and cash flow. To respond to this, InterSystems created the HealthShare Provider Directory module, a master data management solution that automates the process of collecting, consolidating and publishing accurate provider information. It enables users to more easily comply with regulations, enhance customer service and improve the efficiency of any business process that requires up-to-date and accurate provider information. As part of the HealthShare 2019.1 release, InterSystems also renamed its flagship HealthShare product module, HealthShare Information Exchange, to HealthShare Unified Care Record to better reflect the robust functionality of the technology. “Interoperability and information exchange are hot topics now, but technology can do better than simply moving data around. If government initiatives are going to be the foundation for innovation in healthcare, organisations need to aggregate information and build upon a true unified care record – then put the data to use to improve the patient care experience, drive down costs and improve the health of populations,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of InterSystems HealthShare. “At InterSystems, we are committed to providing solutions that drive care coordination with enhanced intelligence to meet caregiver and patient needs.” The latest HealthShare release also includes enhancements to its clinical viewer, expanded HL7® FHIR® capabilities and out-of-the-box analytics functionality. InterSystems HealthShare 2019.1 is now available. To learn more, visit About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit DexSafe’s Tools For Hazard & Risk Assessments 2019-04-17T02:07:27Z dexsafe-s-tools-for-hazard-amp-risk-assessments DexSafe have tools available that can assist companies with their hazard and risk assessments and then can provide feedback on recommendations from their product range to help eliminate, isolate or minimise the risks. They also offer a fully comprehensive solution, right from concept and design through to installation in Australia and New Zealand. Last month we studied their ForkSafe impact barrier system, and this month is is their PedSafe segregation barrier systems. The intent behind pedestrian walkways is safety, to keep people walking safely apart from those in forklift trucks and other vehicles, and to reduce the incidence and possibility of accidents in the workplace. PedSafe provides a clear visual barrier between pedestrian walkways and other warehouse traffic. The PedSafe barrier system is fully modular, making it ideal for doing long walkways and also small areas, with a unique anti-slip aluminium handrail that can be cut to length. The spring-loaded pedestrian gates allow dedicated access points in your system and any number of rails can be bolted to each post.  Fully modular, made from posts and rails, the PedSafe System features clean and smart joins and is easy to customise to any length or configuration. Isolating people from machinery is one of the obvious safety concerns in any factory environment, and the PedSafe Barrier System is an economical way to ensure pedestrian are kept out of harm’s way. The system comes with self-latching gates, simple spring-loaded gates that automatically close and latch behind you. Key locks provide an additional method of locking out certain areas. These are ideal for keeping pedestrians and moving vehicles apart. Dedicated forklift passage ways are easily created and are a good way of ensuring pedestrians are kept out of harm’s way. Whether you need to do short or long runs, the PedSafe Barrier system is the solution. Modular components make custom and tailored solutions easy. All components of the PedSafe Barrier System are fully replaceable should any damage occur, so for more information on segregation barrier systems, dedicated forklift passageways and modular components please go to .