The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-22T01:24:42Z Bookabin Australia Help With Questions About Their Skip Bins 2019-08-22T01:24:42Z bookabin-australia-help-with-questions-about-their-skip-bins Whether you're moving houses, in need of a garden clean up, or starting a renovation project, BookaBin caters to all types of disposal services from domestic to commercial waste including cleanfill or hardfill, home renovation waste disposal or construction waste removal, and they are often asked what size bin they will need. No matter how big or small your waste removal requirements are, Bookabin have skips to suit your needs, with skip bins form as small as 2 cubic metres up to as large as 30 cubic metres, and have a variety of skip bin sizes available, depending on the type of rubbish removal or type of waste disposal. Their smallest skip bins are 2 cubic metres which is equivalent to 2 standard trailers, or 8 wheelie bins, and budget bins suitable for general waste, cleanfill and hardfill, green garden waste and soil and dirt. The website has a general guide for some of their skip bin sizes to give you an idea of the capacity of each, click on images for more information (images are indicative only, actual shape of skip bins may vary): Most of the time when we order skips, the tendency is to fill it as quickly as possible with no thought about order or if any of the items can be recycled. However by taking these kind of things into account, you can actually not only save yourself space in the skip, but also cash too. Put heavy waste at the bottom and lighter waste (i.e – cardboard) on top, and before you throw everything into the skip, think about whether it is recyclable. Some organisations will even take away items for free. A lot of contemporary furniture is designed to be flat-packed, so its easy to disassemble, and try not to leave gaps; pack your bin nice and tight. Location is also not a problem with BookaBin as they provide a range of suppliers, offering bin hire services in all major areas including Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and Perth, so for more information on Aussie skip bins, skip bins South Australia and skip bin hire Brisbane please go to https://www.bookabin.com.au/ .   MEDIA RELEASE | CARLOTTA IS BACK AT HOTA TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH A TWIST! 2019-08-22T00:10:00Z media-release-carlotta-is-back-at-hota-to-celebrate-christmas-with-a-twist The fabulous Carlotta and her talented three piece band, featuring Helpman Award winner Michael Griffiths on piano, will welcome the festive season with carols, cabaret, tinsel and trimmings. Carlotta’s Christmas Special will include Christmas sing-a-long favourites like White Christmas, Jingle Bells, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, as well as classic songs from Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Peter Allen. Carlotta said she is looking towards her Christmas Special with anticipation. “I’m already thinking about special home cooked treats for my charity Christmas hamper, and can’t wait to see my Christmas balls sparkle,” said Carlotta. HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke said she couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the festive season. “We are very excited to welcome Carlotta back for her only Gold Coast performance,” said Criena. “She is an icon of Australian cabaret and showbiz royalty and her Christmas Special is a one time show not to be missed.” Carlotta’s Christmas Special will take place in the Lakeside Room on Sunday 15th December at 3pm and guests are invited to kick off the silly season with a lot of laughs, fine wine and a selection of gourmet platters. The star of Les Girls and inspiration for Priscilla: Queen of the Dessert is much an Australian to be proud of as Don Bradman or Cate Blanchett… rude, crude and fabulous’ Sydney Morning Herald. For more information on HOTA, go to: https://hota.com.au/theatre/carlottas-christmas-special/ - ENDS - ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Madeline Feint | M10 Collective E: madeline@m10.com.au M: 0423 586 232 Bazaarvoice’s 2019 Shopper Experience Index shows how user generated content is turning Australian shoppers into buyers and advocates 2019-08-21T23:36:33Z bazaarvoice-s-2019-shopper-experience-index-shows-how-user-generated-content-is-turning-australian-shoppers-into-buyers-and-advocates More than 80% of Australians seek out other shoppers’ reviews before making a purchase • Total number of Australian shopper reviews for local brands has risen 119% to 25.9m in the past year in the Bazaarvoice Network • Sales conversions have lifted by a whopping 152% for Australian retail partners • 87% of Bazaarvoice’s Australian brands and retailers plan to up usage of user generated content over the next 12 months Sydney, 22 August 2019: Increasingly, Australian shoppers are seeking recommendations and approvals from other shoppers ahead of making purchases, with 81% interacting with buyers’ reviews and other user-generated content to inform their buying decisions.* Australians greatly value the opinions and insights of shoppers who are just like them to help them pick the right product. Indeed, shoppers crave interaction before a transaction and reward companies that leverage user-generated content (UCG) with return visits, increased online and in-store sales, and most significantly among today’s shoppers, return visits driven by enhanced loyalty. Kate Musgrove, Bazaarvoice’s Managing Director APAC, said shoppers had embraced the powerful voice they have been given to rate, review and post both photos and videos of products they have bought, as well as provide direct feedback to retailers about their shopping experience or ask questions about a product prior to purchase.  “Humans are hard-wired to seek word of mouth and the greatest influencers for everyday shoppers are the buyers who have gone before them. Indeed, the direct relevancy of their opinions rate well above those of social media influencers, models, sportspeople and even the Royals. “Essentially, user-generated content fuels the shopping journey. Consumers are wary of shopping experiences that feel one-sided. They don’t just want to make informed decisions; they want to trust brands and retailers and they want shopping to feel more like a human interaction, not just a transaction,” Ms Musgrove said. As a result, Australians are generously providing their feedback, which has led to explosive growth in the number of reviews being produced by Australian shoppers, with reviews for Australian brands and retailers rising from 11.8m to 25.9 million in the past 12 months on the Bazaarvoice Network. “Forward-thinking Australian companies that have leveraged user-generated content for their shoppers have successfully increased online and in-store sales by an average of 80% and 60% respectively in the past year,” Ms Musgrove explained. “Bazaarvoice’s 2019 research also highlights that our Australian retail partners have experienced a boost in sales conversion rates of more than 150% and revenue per visitor by 159%. They are also seeing the impact of ratings and reviews with shopper engagement, with their websites rising 74% and SEO lifting by 80%,” she said. Bazaarvoice has helped to place the power firmly back in the hands of consumers to provide shoppers and retailers with direct feedback and the retailers who are taking note and responding are seeing the rewards flow through to their bottom lines. Additionally, the 2019 Shopper Experience Index research revealed that 87% of Bazaarvoice’s brands and retailer partners plan to increase their usage of UGC over the next 12 months. “Looking further into the future, the best brands and retailers will continue to break down boundaries to build interactive, personalised shopping experiences that enable shoppers to make confident purchase decisions across every device, platform, and channel,” Ms Musgrove concluded. ENDS * This figure comes from research which was carried out via a quantitative online survey hosted by VIGA Research, between 4 February 2019 and 8 February 2019. The survey was completed by 1,307 nationally-representative Australian consumers. Please see below for information about the new Bazaarvoice 2019 Shopper Experience Index. About Bazaarvoice’s 2019 Shopper Experience Index research The report draws on data from 1.1 billion monthly shoppers in the Bazaarvoice Network of retailers, brands, and other sites. This includes 5.8 billion monthly page views and over 66 million pieces of user-generated content submitted in 2018. The dataset spans more than 6,000 client sites and content in dozens of languages. Except where otherwise specified, the data presented throughout this report illustrates best-in-class (top 25%) performance benchmarks among Bazaarvoice clients. The timeframe for these benchmarks is the calendar year 2018. When relevant, we have included a 2017 benchmark for comparison purposes. To complement this study, Bazaarvoice conducted a self-administered online survey of its clients in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia. Overall, more than 500 clients were surveyed about their current use of user-generated content, how they are prioritising future e-commerce and marketing investments, and what they anticipate will matter to consumers in the coming year. Bazaarvoice also conducted a self-administered online survey of 2,000 consumers across the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany. All respondents were 18 years or older and self-reported shopping online at least once a year. Respondents reported on their shopping preferences, behaviours, and the role user generated content played in their shopping behaviours. About Bazaarvoice Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than a billion consumers create, view and share authentic user-generated content including reviews, questions and answers, and social photos across more than 6,000 global brand and retailer websites. From search and discovery to purchase and advocacy, Bazaarvoice’s solutions help brands and retailers reach in-market shoppers, personalise their experiences, and give them the confidence to buy. Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in North America, Europe and Australia. For more information, visit www.bazaarvoice.com/au. Blue Prism Partners with Wipro to Launch New Automation Lab in Melbourne 2019-08-21T23:12:44Z blue-prism-partners-with-wipro-to-launch-new-automation-lab-in-melbourne Melbourne – August 22nd, 2019 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced that it has partnered with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company to launch the new Wipro Automation Lab in Melbourne, Australia. Blue Prism is a strategic partner and principal sponsor of the lab, which has been designed to showcase the latest automation capabilities, including Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform and intelligent automation solutions. As strategic partner, Blue Prism will be able to use the Automation Lab to demonstrate the capabilities of its Digital Workforce to key customers and prospects and will provide direct access to both Wipro and Blue Prism executives, product managers and leaders to drive new levels of collaboration and customer-led innovation. Wipro’s lab is designed to facilitate discussion and demonstration around intelligent automation, as well as providing a technology proof of concept workshop for customers, bringing together transformative enablers like a Digital workforce, connected-RPA, Cognitive Automation, Workflow and Analytics, as well as providing opportunities for graduates and skilled talent in Australia to get certified in the latest automation technologies. “The market momentum for RPA in Australia and New Zealand continues to skyrocket,” says Rob Mills, Vice President of ANZ for Blue Prism. “The Automation Lab is going to be a great vehicle to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of best practices. We are committed to working with Wipro to drive global innovative change for our customers. Together we are delivering a digital workforce that scales.” Manoj Nagpaul, Senior Vice President and Business Head, Asia Pacific and Japan, Wipro Limited said, “The combination of RPA, cognitive automation, and analytics is a game changer for data-processing and for gaining real-time insights for our customers. We are happy to be partnering with Blue Prism to demonstrate the potential their scalable enterprise-grade connected-RPA can bring to our clients via Blue Prism’s unique strategic approach and delivery model.” The Wipro Automation Lab is now open and located in the Wipro premises, Level 4, 80 Dorcas street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and the public sector. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,500 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce deployed in the cloud or on premises as well as through the company’s Thoughtonomy SaaS offering, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Sue Ralston for Blue Prism Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Get Online Medical consultation and second opinion with Econsults 2019-08-21T14:11:43Z get-online-medical-consultation-and-second-opinion-with-econsults Econsults launched a platform that is a one-stop solution to all medical concerns. The company was incepted in Australia and helping people to get online treatment round the clock. Here, you can find different specialists from all medical fields when you encounter any health issues. The platform incorporates the perfect guidance and consultation database for all types of medical requirements. The system enables you to go through the details of the best practitioners that can be accessed through app or web. Just search for a favorite doctor by name,specialty, rate, country-based, telephone number, and address. The details will show up nearby doctor listing, google map places on your screen and you can simply converse with your doctor or share the prescriptions as well. The platform enables you to make video calls as well as text chats where you can get the best video medical advice and other health tips, diagnostic referrals with ease. This platform not only saves your time but also saves your money and efforts too. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for a bedridden patient to see the doctor and get proper consultation. You can also send and receive medical documentations also opt for newsletters. The app as well as the web is easy to use and user-friendly. All you would need to register on the platform, manage your profile and find a doctor close to you.  Visit: https://www.econsults.com.au/ https://www.econsults.com.au/ Dell Boomi appoints Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan 2019-08-21T06:39:23Z dell-boomi-appoints-managing-director-for-asia-pacific-and-japan Sydney, Australia – August 21, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has appointed Ajit Melarkode as its Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) to expand existing and drive new revenue opportunities to capitalise on strong demand for cloud-based integration. Boomi provides cloud-based application integration and workflow automation to connect everything in a digital ecosystem for faster business outcomes. The platform links systems, applications, devices and processes so that data can flow automatically and reliably throughout an organisation. APJ organisations benefiting from the Boomi platform include Scoot Airlines, Ascendas-Singbridge, the University of Melbourne and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. As head of APJ, Melarkode is tasked with leading the growth of Boomi across the region, where the company has experienced unprecedented traction since embarking on its expansion plans in 2016. With the growing demand for integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) in both developed and emerging markets, Melarkode will be responsible for driving the whole-of-region expansion strategy as well as strengthening partner and customer relationships. Commenting on his appointment, Melarkode said, “APJ is a compilation of extremely diverse markets – some quite mature, and others only just beginning to realise the need for digital transformation. There is a prevailing sense of urgency within progressive organisations to move away from legacy on-premises integration solutions, which are restrictive and inflexible, to cloud-based options like integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that are much easier to use, and therefore more suited to business decision-making. “In the short term, the opportunity for us as a company is to further analyse this region to address the needs of organisations operating in any given nation while adhering to the governance that regulates them,” said Melarkode. “We will continue to build out our partner and customer ecosystem by driving the right levels of engagement to equip those partners and customers with solutions that help them unlock data and use it to drive modernisation strategies. This will help organisations fast-track adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) as they develop prominence in both modern and less mature economies.” Melarkode joins Boomi with more than 25 years’ experience in the APJ, US and European IT industries, including senior positions across ITO, BPO, cloud, data and applications businesses. In his most recent role at Virtustream, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, Melarkode was responsible for the company’s expansion in APJ. Prior, he held leadership positions at Rackspace and Unisys. Melarkode is based in Singapore and reports to Boomi Senior Vice President, Will Corkery. “Boomi’s successful expansion in APJ is underscored by a healthy appetite for technologies that make companies operate more efficiency, deliver projects quicker, and fast-track revenue opportunities,” said Corkery. “Ajit’s trifecta of expertise – in business leadership, the region, and data management – will ensure we are not only delivering cloud-based integration but providing solutions that are localised and tailored to accelerate business outcomes within the region.” About Boomi Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, quickly and easily unites everything in your digital ecosystem so you can achieve better business outcomes, faster. Boomi’s intelligent, flexible, scalable platform accelerates your business results by linking your data, systems, applications, processes and people. Harnessing the power of the cloud to unify everything inside and outside of a business, Boomi gives more than 9,000 organisations the ability to future proof their application strategy. For more information, visit http://www.boomi.com. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. HCL Technologies Launches Delivery Centre in New Zealand To Support Growing Customer and Partner Ecosystem 2019-08-21T04:43:04Z hcl-technologies-launches-delivery-centre-in-new-zealand-to-support-growing-customer-and-partner-ecosystem Noida, India and Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 August, 2019 - HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced the opening of a new delivery centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering innovation for both enterprises and public-sector organisations in the region. HCL’s first delivery centre in New Zealand complements the company’s network of global delivery centres across the world. It will support global customers and partners and provide access to the latest IT services and digital business technologies, which will drive innovation and customer centricity through design thinking, blockchain, cybersecurity, cloud and artificial intelligence. At the same time, the delivery centre will enable HCL to support skills development within the Hamilton region. The company plans to collaborate with local governing and trade bodies for regional development initiatives. “Hamilton Kirikiriroa is excited to welcome a leading global company like HCL. Hamilton continues to push and deliver growth and development for the city and region. HCL’s new delivery centre here will open up immense opportunities for not only our city but for entire New Zealand. Along with bringing global technologies and customers to our local talent here, HCL has also joined hands with us for various regional developmental initiatives in Hamilton. I sincerely thank HCL and wish them all the best for their journey ahead with us here,” said Andrew King, Mayor of Hamilton. “In the context of growing trade and investment links between India and New Zealand, the opening of the HCL Global Delivery Centre in Hamilton is a welcome development. HCL is a well-known Indian IT brand and their bigger presence in New Zealand will open new opportunities for partnerships in the field of Information Technology. This will also create new opportunities in the Hamilton region for its growth. I would like to extend my best wishes to HCL Technologies for all its future endeavours and look forward to newer avenues of their continuous engagement in New Zealand,” said Mr. Muktesh K Pardeshi, High Commissioner of India to New Zealand. HCL Technologies has been operating in New Zealand since 1999, delivering IT integrated services to the country’s leading companies, including agribusiness, financial services firms and the public sector. Today it is the one of the leading global technology companies that helps global enterprises re-imagine and transform their businesses. “HCL is proud to be part of the Hamilton business community. The establishment of HCL in Hamilton provides a great opportunity for the company to enhance its service offering to global clients through innovative technology solutions,” said Michael Horton, Executive Vice President & Country Manager for HCL Technologies Australia & New Zealand. “New Zealand’s world-class universities, rich culture of innovation, and integrated business support make it an ideal choice for investment for global enterprises. The continuous engagement with government and local community will help us in our strategic focus and commitment. This will also enable us to build stronger, valuable relationships within the region.” As HCL Technologies celebrates its 20-year anniversary in Australia and New Zealand, it boasts a workforce of more than 1,600 spread across several locations, including Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and now Hamilton. About HCL Technologies HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses transform into next-gen enterprises. HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services. As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended June 30, 2019, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$ 8.9 billion and its 143,900 ideapreneurs operate out of 44 countries. For more information, visit: www.hcltech.com Herbal Ignite Best Value on the Market in Comparison to Testo 2019-08-21T02:04:34Z herbal-ignite-best-value-on-the-market-in-comparison-to-testo Herbal Ignite focuses on producing a 100% natural quality product with reputable ingredients, and is the best value on the market, proven over 20 years, boosting libido and sexual performance naturally. Regarding Herbal Ignite for Him VS Testo, Herbal Ignite is better value per capsule  and Herbal Ignite costs just $0.75 per capsule vs Testo at $0.99 per capsule. That's 24% cheaper!     Herbal Ignite for Him does not require a prescription and can be purchased discreetly online anytime from www.herbalignite.com or confidentially on the phone 0800 44 66 39 during business hours and your call will be answered by our skilled and caring staff.   Intenza – the company that produces and markets Herbal Ignite – is a market leader for greater than twenty years in natural libido supplements in New Zealand and has become one of NZ’s trusted brand names. Herbal Ignite is a natural herbal supplement that works to  increase your libido, stamina and support stronger erections. Formulated from herbs support sexual performance, you can be confident that Herbal Ignite may rejuvenate your sexual performance. Herbal Ignite is proudly produced and marketed in clean-green New Zealand by Intenza NZ Ltd, and Intenza’s leading brands – Herbal Ignite for male and female sexual and hormonal health, Prostate Powerflow for urinary and prostate health– have been used successfully by   thousands of customers seeking a natural herbal solution. While the ability to read and post online reviews can help consumers with their purchasing decisions, it also allows unscrupulous operators to distribute information that is inaccurate and untrue. Unfortunately, like many reputable businesses, Herbal Ignite hasn’t escaped their attention. Although these articles do have content that relates to Herbal Ignite, it is often factually incorrect and unsubstantiated. What is apparent is that these ‘reviewers’ use Herbal Ignite keywords to attract unsuspecting consumers to their website trying to sell other products. As Herbal Ignite customer Brent says, “Herbal Ignite has multiple benefits, not only has it improved my libido, but it has similar ingredients that are present in other dietary supplements which are good for the liver and kidney.”   Intenza has  many happy customers and you can read more about the business, Herbal Ignite for Him independent reviews and customer testimonials  at https://www.herbalignite.com/. .     ENERGY MINISTER TO ADDRESS SMALL BUSINESSES ON POWER AND ENERGY POLICIES 2019-08-21T01:45:33Z energy-minister-to-address-small-businesses-on-power-and-energy-policies Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) is pleased to announce the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s COSBOA National Small Business Summit. Minister Taylor will share his insights into where we are heading with power and energy policies, and what the Government is doing to drive down prices for small business. Peter Strong, says energy prices are at the forefront of every conversation he has and is thrilled the Minister will share his insights. “The cost of energy impacts every single small business - whether they work from home, have an office or a shop, they need energy. “This address is always key to understanding which direction we are headed in for the future, especially with a newly formed Government, and we look forward to once again welcoming Minister Taylor to the Summit,” said Mr Strong. Themed ‘Policy for the people’ the 2019 Summit brings into account the changes happening to small business policy, the role of associations, emerging issues, resources and future predictions; the COSBOA National Small Business Summit, in Melbourne, 29-30 August, is an opportunity to hear from the regulators, Ministers and leaders that can impact small business in Australia. www.cosboansbs.com.au – ENDS – Media are invited to apply now for their complimentary media pass, please send your name, position and publication to jessica@zadroagency.com.au. Media Enquiries: Interviews and comment on small business policy and changes are available upon request from Peter Strong, COSBOA and invited speakers at the Summit. Contact ZADRO on: Jessica McLean, Senior Account Manager | 02 9212 7867 | jessica@zadroagency.com.au Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director | 0420 761 189 | debbie@zadroagency.com.au Notes to Editors: For more information on COSBOA visit cosboa.org.au Interviews with Peter Strong, CEO of COSBOA are available upon request via ZADRO Connect through social media channels: Facebook: /COSBOA Twitter: @COSBOA LinkedIn: Peter Strong COSBOA Hashtag: #NSBS19 Event Contacts: For event information and registration, please contact The Association Specialists: Tel: +61 2 9431 8600 Email: nsbs@cosboa.org.au Website: https://www.cosboansbs.com.au/ Image: The Hon. Angus Taylor MP at the 2018 National Small Business Summit Founder of Queensland headquartered Law Firm Ramsden Lawyers recognised as Australia's leading Managing Partner 2019-08-21T00:54:14Z founder-of-queensland-headquartered-law-firm-ramsden-lawyers-recognised-as-australia-s-leading-managing-partner Ramsden Lawyers Managing Partner John Ramsden has taken out the Managing Partner of the Year award at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.   This award recognises the Ramsden Lawyers founder as the country’s leading Managing Partner from a field representing some of the legal professions best and brightest. It is also a significant coup for the fastgrowing corporate law firm given the size of some of the other nominees on the night.   As the recipient of the Managing Partner of the Year award, it recognises the growth in scale and reputation of the firm – a factor highlighted at the awards with the company reaching the finals in 10 categories, the fifth highest amount of the night.   For John Ramsden the award caps off a 17-year journey from since he first opened his practice to building a firm with a team of 35 lawyers and 60 staff with offices across the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.   “I am very proud to receive this award on both a professional and personal level as it highlights the hard work undertaken by the entire team at Ramsden Lawyers to establish a legal practice from Queensland that is now competing on the national stage,” Mr Ramsden said.   “Since opening our doors 17 years ago we’ve grown into a large and diverse legal practice, with a growing national footprint. Importantly it showcases that through utilising the latest in LegalTech and RegTech, law firms our size can compete with the larger players on an equal footing for the benefit of our clients – offering them all of the services required at competitive rates.”   Ramsden Lawyer’s primary focus is on corporate and business law, litigation and dispute resolution, property and real estate law, and family law.   The firm has a number of successful ASX IPOs to its credit and a number presently in the works to be listed imminently.  It is currently undertaking a national expansion strategy that is driven by the belief that it can add more value to its clients – particularly in the corporate advisory space – by establishing a larger national presence.   This has seen it focus on building a strong presence in Melbourne due to growing opportunities there across a number of sectors.   It also has established offices in Sydney and is increasing the size of its Brisbane team to further expand its footprint across South East Queensland.   The impetus behind this growth according to John Ramsden is to fulfil the firm’s primary strategic goals, maintaining discipline around charge-out rates, build on existing strengths in corporate, property and family law, provide more comprehensive services for existing clients and further develop opportunities in emerging niche areas focusing on the technology sector.  “Our national growth strategy is being driven by only doing things that add client value and building upon our strategic advantages in areas such as corporate advisory, family law and emerging areas of law covering the tech sector and family law services,” said Mr Ramsden.    “We believe that our ability to maintain competitive (compared to the major capitals) charge-out rates compared to our competition, along with our commitment to combining quality and value will assist us in building our market presence.”  ABOUT RAMSDEN LAWYERS:  Ramsden Lawyers was founded by its managing partner John Ramsden on the Gold Coast in 2003. Beginning as a commercial and property law firm, Ramsden Lawyers quickly established itself as one of the premier Gold Coast law firms across a diverse range of practice areas.  Since its inception, Ramsden Lawyers took it upon itself to always provide a fresh and progressive approach when tailoring a solution for their clients. Whilst being highly specialised in Commercial and Business Law, it fast developed niche specialties in the streams of insolvency, tax planning, restructuring, business migration, intellectual property, commercial litigation, family law and more recently in corporate mergers and acquisitions and capital raising.  Having developed these areas of practice more substantially over the years, Ramsden Lawyers now operate with the focus upon five (5) key practice groups in Business Law, Property Law, Corporate Law, Litigation, and Family Law.  Today, Ramsden Lawyers can lay claim as a premier law firm in Queensland, where it operates the largest and best litigation law practice on the Gold Coast.  To find out more visit ramsdenlaw.com.au   For all media enquiries, images or interviews please contact Ramsden Lawyers Marketing Manager, Anthony Ramsden e anthony@ramsdenlaw.com.au/p 5554 1953  ENDS  Yubico launches the YubiKey 5Ci - the World’s First Lightning-Compatible Security Key 2019-08-21T00:22:49Z yubico-launches-the-yubikey-5ci-the-world-s-first-lightning-compatible-security-key Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today launched the world’s first key designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors on a single device - the YubiKey 5Ci. A major feature of the new security key is it's unique dual-connector functionality, which will be of use for consumers or businesses looking for strong hardware-backed authentication across iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows devices.  Currently retailing at USD$70 the YubiKey 5Ci is available for purchase via yubico.com.  The YubiKey 5Ci can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications along with additional services accessed through the Brave iOS browser app. Supported logins on the Brave browser include Bitbucket.org, GitHub.com, Login.gov, Twitter.com, and 1Password.com.  "Security and privacy are the fundamental goals of every aspect of the Brave browser. We're always looking to provide a seamless and safe online experience. That means integrating the most effective authentication technologies as soon as they're available. We're excited that Brave is the first mobile browser to feature robust and secure phishing-resistant login by adding support for the YubiKey 5Ci," said Brendan Eich, CEO and Co-Founder at Brave. Monkton Rebar and XTN also support the YubiKey 5Ci in their latest software development kits.  “The YubiKey is the Root of Trust protecting access to our customers’ critical and most sensitive data. XTN supports strong hardware-backed authentication with the YubiKey to ensure our customers have access to the best software and hardware technologies. Now, with support for the new YubiKey 5Ci, we’re making it possible for our customers to leverage a portable hardware-backed root of trust for logging into multiple devices, including iPhones and iPads,” added Guido Ronchetti, CTO at XTN. Yubico's core invention is the YubiKey, which delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. However, to support a growing ecosystem, Yubico continues to work with industry leading iOS applications and browser supported services through the Yubico Developer Program. Partners with anticipated YubiKey 5Ci app support include: Dropbox, Keeper Security, SecMaker, and more.  Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Authentication with the YubiKey 5Ci is also available over a USB-C connection, which is compatible with nearly every USB-C equipped laptop or mobile device, working with hundreds of applications and services listed in the Works with YubiKey catalog today.  Some capabilities are not currently supported on iPad Pro models with USB-C ports. “The YubiKey 5Ci fills a critical gap in the mobile authentication ecosystem,” said Jerrod Chong, Chief Solutions Officer, Yubico. “It is the first iOS-friendly security key on the market to offer strong, yet simple authentication over a Lightning connection, while still delivering a unified experience across other mobile, desktop or laptop devices. In an increasingly mobile-first world, where users are not tied to one machine, the YubiKey 5Ci serves an important role as a portable root of trust, proving that users are who they say they are, no matter what device they are on.” As the latest addition to the multi-protocol YubiKey 5 Series product line, the YubiKey 5Ci is equipped with FIDO2/WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, OTP (one-time password), PIV (Smart Card), and OpenPGP. With support for multiple authentication protocols, the YubiKey 5Ci delivers strong multi-factor (MFA), second-factor (2FA), and single-factor passwordless authentication for a simple and seamless user experience across the entire computing ecosystem. Application developers interested in adding support for the YubiKey 5Ci into their iOS mobile apps, can access the Yubico Mobile SDK for iOS — along with other helpful resources such as implementation guides, webinars, or reference code — at developers.yubico.com/yubikey5ci.  New Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask by L'Action 2019-08-20T23:32:24Z new-charcoal-bamboo-face-mask-by-laction New Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask Creating beauty moments to make you feel good Media Release - August 2019 As winter wraps up and warmer weather is approaching, now is the time to freshen up your face and introduce regular face masks to combat skincare troubles. L’Action Paris has developed a Charcoal Bamboo Sheet Face Mask which leaves your skin fresh and glowing. CEO of McGloins Supertex, Nick Barnes says, “This face mask is perfect for rebalancing your skin and kick starting great skin care. The active ingredient includes charcoal which absorbs excess sebum, leaving you with a post day spa glow.” The Charcoal Bamboo Sheet Face Mask rebalances combination to oily skin with sebum-absorbing charcoal to tighten pores and improve skin elasticity. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin for 15 minutes for optimum results. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before delicately removing the mask and lightly tapping your face for optimal absorption. Implementing the mask into your routine 2 – 3 times per week will help improve your skin elasticity, tighten pores and leave you with a clean, glowing complexion. About L’Action Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The new L’Action Paris Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask is available online for RRP $4.95. www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au IT Job Seekers and Employers to Connect Virtually Around the Globe During ISACA’s Online Career Fair 2019-08-20T23:26:24Z it-job-seekers-and-employers-to-connect-virtually-around-the-globe-during-isacas-online-career-fair Sydney, Australia (21 August 2019) – Actively addressing the current skills gap, global association ISACA is holding its bi-annual Online Career Fair on 26 September 2019. Employers seeking great tech talent and IT professionals interested in exploring new jobs and professional development opportunities have the chance to connect in a virtual environment and access to a rich repository of career resources. According to the latest research from ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2019, cybersecurity professionals are still in short supply and hard to find, with 69 percent of respondents stating their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. “ISACA research has demonstrated that organisations worldwide continue to struggle to fill open roles for qualified IT professionals on their teams,” said Brennan P. Baybeck, ISACA board chair. “We know that a skilled, technology-minded workforce is critical to not only keeping businesses running optimally, but also has far-reaching impacts worldwide around security, data privacy and the ability for enterprises to effectively leverage technology’s growing capabilities. ISACA is proud to connect its talented professional community with leading employers and valuable resources to help practitioners and organisations achieve their full potential—and further drive the positive potential of technology globally.” To help job seekers prepare for the ISACA Online Career Fair and other career search activities, ISACA is also hosting a free hour-long webinar, How to Start Your Job Hunt, on 23 August 2019, which is available for replay. Learning and development professional Blair Celli will provide participants with insights into optimising their resumes/CV and LinkedIn profiles, narrowing down what they are looking for in a job, networking and applying for jobs effectively. Learn more and register now at http://www.isaca.org/Education/Online-Learning/Pages/webinar-how-to-start-your-job-hunt.aspx. The Online Career Fair allows ISACA members to search IT job listings, post their resume/CV, apply for positions online, chat in real time with potential employers and access career coaching via Catapult—free of charge. Companies seeking qualified candidates for open positions in IT and information systems benefit from having exposure to highly skilled, experienced and certified IT professionals from around the world. By sponsoring an online booth, a registered employer can easily engage in online conversations with prospective employees to determine whether they might be a good fit for the companies’ roles. Along with the Online Career Fair, ISACA’s Career Centre offers resources to build and improve careers through videos on building personal brands and networking skills, career tips, resume writing, career coaching and social networking profile development. Additionally, ISACA’s CareerLaser newsletter provides free monthly career advice, resources and job alerts related to audit, assurance, security, governance, risk management and more. Register at http://www.naylornetwork.com/isa-nwl/. Registration for the ISACA Online Career Fair and employer options for a virtual booth can be found here. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter:www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram:www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au JURA Christmas Edition - Snow White! 2019-08-20T23:17:56Z jura-christmas-edition-snow-white Spreading the Christmas spirit with JURA – Snow White Media Release - August 2019 As we enter the busiest time of the year, the months continue to fly by and before you know it, we’ll be unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day. Don’t let this festive season sneak up on you! JURA has the perfect fully automatic coffee machine to bring the winter wonderland into your home this Christmas – the new JURA ENA 8 in Nordic White. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “Compact in size, the ENA 8 line is the perfect machine of any type of kitchen. Designed to fit into the smallest of apartments, JURA’s ENA 8 in Nordic White was inspired by the purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains of the Swiss Alps. This Christmas, let JURA take you a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8.” Small, stunning and simple, eliminate capsules this festive season and fill your home with the aroma of freshly ground coffee. A must-have for all coffee lovers and connoisseurs, the ENA 8 impresses with speciality coffees and personalisation features at the touch of a button; it is sure to delight even the most discerning palates. The new JURA ENA 8 includes the following features and benefits: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. The JURA ENA 8 in Nordic White is available now for RRP $1,899 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. In the disrupted world of real estate, bricks- and-mortar and online must work together - data is the key 2019-08-20T23:04:11Z in-the-disrupted-world-of-real-estate-bricks-and-mortar-and-online-must-work-together-data-is-the-key Sydney, 13 August 2019: Rockend is one of Australia’s leading property management software companies. Many of us will at some point touch one of Rockend’s solutions as we interact with real estate agents as buyers, sellers, strata managers or members, or tenants.  The company has been at the forefront of real estate management systems for 40 years: over half of all Australian rental properties and forty per cent of strata lots are managed on Rockend software.  The real estate industry faces disruption from a number of quarters - digital newcomers challenging the status quo (some successfully, some not), macroeconomic and fiscal policy (and their after-shocks), and regulatory oversight. And disruption can be a very positive opportunity: the company was itself acquired by global real estate software company MRI Software in late-July, to expand across complementary market segments. Yet the industry is often mired in routine paperwork, constraining how real estate agents engage with their customers. This is the space where Rockend helps estate agents manage their businesses, property portfolios, client relationships and accounts more effectively. As Catherine Vissiere, Head of Marketing at Rockend, describes it, “We’re about helping real estate agents do less of the routine ‘rinse-and-repeat’ work that many remain shackled to, and more of the added-value selling, marketing and relationship management they joined the industry to do.  “Real estate agents, property managers especially, are eager to create new value for their customers, yet often struggle to do so. Our vision is to support those in the real estate industry to reset their value proposition. Technology is at the heart of this. In this disruptive market, using technology to drive engagement, manage outcomes and measure program performance is something more real estate agents are coming to terms with.” Rockend’s focus is on growth and market penetration, supported by a digital marketing and business development strategy. These objectives will continue now that the company is owned by MRI. The Rockend brand will remain, new products will be brought into Australia to offer users here, and Rockend-developed products will be marketed overseas. The company uses Digivizer’s analytics platform to manage the performance of its digital marketing programs, and works with Digivizer’s services team on content development and paid media management. The two companies collaborate to create,  publish, manage and monitor content that aligns this strategy for growth and leadership with the needs of the real estate agents who are Rockend’s target audience. Measurement of the performance of this program across digital and social media is central to its success. “Our focus is on growing our community - customers we call Property Rockstars, migrating them from our older solutions to our new cloud-based solution, and identifying and attracting new users to that solution,” explains Catherine Vissiere. “We’re also building the Rockend brand to continue as a leader in the real estate sector, off the back of our 40-year heritage creating value in the relationship we have with our customers. This strategy is  based on compelling content aligned to their needs, preferences and requirements. With the acquisition of Rockend by MRI Software, our brand and market presence are about to undergo a significant change.” In the first 12 months of using Digivizer, Rockend has grown its organic social following by 39% overall across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Rockend’s share of voice on social against competitors in June 2019 was at 75%, with its nearest competitor at 14%. The Property RockStar community has over 1,500 property managers who share content and support with each other, with engagement up by 65% in the two months to July 2019. And video views have increased 13 times to over 624,000 views. What’s more, the company can compare performance across all these platforms, and compare organic performance with paid: paid leads have more than tripled, with a 74% reduction in cost-per-lead, and a click-through-rate that is more than double Google benchmarks. “We want to own new debates in an increasingly complex and competitive space, and share these discussions in context with our customers,” says Catherine Vissiere. “They increasingly rely on us for expertise and insights. We need to understand who they are, where they are, and form meaningful and sustainable relationships with them.” The plan is built on a balanced mix of organic and paid media activity. Integral to both is identifying and working with advocates, communicating product updates, understanding and acting on feedback, and being clear about the content required to delight users and customers. “One advantage with Digivizer is being able to connect our Google spend (which Digivizer manages) and Digivizer, meaning we can manage and track channel performance in paid search alongside  social, in real-time,” says Catherine Vissiere. “We’ve seen click-through rates on Google Ads at over 7% - well above double the industry average for real estate, and our CPM on Facebook is also currently 13% below the industry average, and continues to fall.” Across all its community management, new business development and brand building programs, Rockend uses data to manage its digital marketing program. Catherine Vissiere: “This data allows us to plan and manage engagement  from the first contact with Rockend through to post-sales relationship development. The insights feed into our strategy development: we’re creating content based on data, not instinct or assumptions. We get more from our digital investment, and it’s supporting our business and our brand.” ENDS Note to editors: this media release was updated with new program performance data on 21 August 2019. About Digivizer Digivizer helps businesses understand and get more from their digital investment across social and search.  Digivizer’s platform helps businesses measure and understand the performance of their digital marketing programs across owned, earned and paid media, in a single view, in real-time. Digivizer is an ad partner and development partner to the major social and search platforms including Facebook (incorporating Instagram), Twitter, LinkedIn and Google (incorporating YouTube). Contacts Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigivizerFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigivizerLinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DigivizerWeb: www.digivizer.com For more information:Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer. Phone: +61 404 432 700.Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz