The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-21T02:57:15Z Introducing The Newest Trending Vegan, Cruelty Free & No Nasties Facial Mask 2019-02-21T02:57:15Z introducing-the-newest-trending-vegan-cruelty-free-no-nasties-facial-mask derma aesthetics, exclusive distributors of dermaviduals, is pleased to unveil their newest facial mask, epi nouvelle+ naturelle. The mask is expected to be the fastest trending 100% vegan, cruelty-free, pure and natural facial mask across Australia in 2019. Containing no preservatives and no nasties, the mask has been formulated in Germany with the principles of Corneotherapy in mind. Reika Roberts, Co-Managing Director of derma aesthetics said, “We know Australians are looking for more natural options that are vegan and cruelty-free, so we’re thrilled to introduce the epi nouvelle+ naturelle mask specifically based on demand. We pride ourselves on keeping ahead of trends globally as well as locally. The demand for vegan masks has been higher than ever before, so we’re expecting a large number of salon enquiries over the coming weeks.” The soft and flexible surface of the mask follows the facial outline like a second skin, providing the closest moisturising, cooling and skin smoothing properties. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of derma aesthetics said, “We’re proud to announce our new facial, with the addition of the epi nouvelle+ naturelle, is suitable for all skin types and conditions. It’s also suitable for people with perioral dermatitis, acne, allergic skin reactions and sunburn.” The new mask brought to you by derma aesthetics can be applied directly to the skin after microneedling, after peels, microdermabrasion, laser, IPL, skin resurfacing treatments and anti-wrinkle injections. 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Ooyala Streamlines Content Distribution for HBO Asia 2019-02-21T01:41:49Z ooyala-streamlines-content-distribution-for-hbo-asia Sydney, 21 February 2019 - – Ooyala, a leader in content production, distribution and monetisation solutions, has signed its latest client, HBO Asia, an award-winning entertainment provider, to drive efficiencies into their content distribution business across linear and OTT channels, and speed up their time to market for Asia. With the Ooyala Flex Media Platform integrating and connecting all of HBO Asia’s existing systems, processes, and tools, HBO Asia can now streamline and automate their video workflows, with a single source of access and truth. “HBO Asia is an innovative and leading brand for entertainment content in the region, and an important new client added to our fast growing customer list,” said Jonathan Huberman, CEO, Ooyala. “We are proud to be powering their content distribution business, bringing cost savings and efficiencies to their operations, and supporting them in scaling the business effectively.” HBO Asia, part of the global entertainment company HBO, brings the best of Hollywood to Asia with its award-winning original series and programmes, reaching 23 territories across Asia with five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels. HBO content is distributed via their traditional linear channel partners, as well as to HBO’s own streaming platform, HBO GO. In order to scale and grow the business with momentum, HBO Asia will automate their content and delivery processes to increase the speed and efficiency of their media operations. The network will also leverage and consolidate their existing systems for encoding, quality control, and digital rights management into one platform and access. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform - the world’s fastest growing content supply chain solution being used by innovative content owners to simplify millions of video workflows - is used to orchestrate media workflows for HBO Asia from start to finish, and as media logistics to prepare and process content for quality control, encoding, and finally, distribution across both linear and Over-The-Top (OTT) channels. From receiving a content file, validating it, applying QC, approving it, transcoding it, packaging it with digital rights to distributing it, Ooyala Flex Media Platform streamlines the entire process, which is hosted on HBO’s premises. “Thanks to the open and flexible Ooyala Flex Media Platform, we are now able to automate our processes and distribute content to our viewers more quickly and efficiently, without any additional resources,” said Vincent Teo, HBO Asia's Head of Technology & Operations. “This frees up the team to focus on expanding the business and driving more revenue.” # # # About Ooyala: For over 10 years, Ooyala has been at the forefront of shaping the content supply chain revolution as a leading provider of OTT, content production, and digital distribution solutions. Ooyala powers linear and on demand video for the world’s largest companies, managing thousands of hours of content and serving billions of streams across all platforms. With its open APIs and vast partner ecosystem, Ooyala Flex Media Platform provides a single source of truth for managing metadata and workflows of media companies. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform enables content creators and distributors to become more agile and cost efficient by automating tasks, simplifying workflows and reducing time-to-TV-grade experiences across all screens. Ooyala has offices in the Silicon Valley, Chennai, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations in many other countries across the globe. For more information, visit For inquiries, contact us or email Information release: AIS hosts delegation strengthening partnership with Vietnam 2019-02-21T01:34:45Z information-release-ais-hosts-delegation-strengthening-partnership-with-vietnam AIS will host a high-level Vietnamese delegation this month as part of an Aus4Skills program aimed at developing the first industry-led vocational education training (VET) framework in Vietnam. The key objectives of this program are to improve access to skilled labour in overseas countries, support greater mobility of skilled labour across the region and to promote Australian VET frameworks and products. This program positions Australia and Vietnam as partners in achieving the shared goal that Vietnam can access and use high-level professional and technical knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to the country’s sustainable economic and social development, and enduring links with Australia. The logistics sector has been selected as the pilot industry in the Aus4Skills program because it is important not only to Vietnam’s economic development but for Australia’s trade with Vietnam. Activities have been designed to improve the relevance and quality of skills training for the logistics industry in Vietnam. In late 2018, members of AIS’ new AIS Global team delivered a series of workshops in Vietnam. This work was designed to provide technical advice on the operationalisation of the Logistics Industry Reference Committee (LIRC), its Executive Board and secretariat as well as for building capability in developing effective Occupational Standards. The workshops include strategies for collecting and using industry intelligence and developing communications strategies for stakeholder engagement. The next phase of the program is a short study tour targeting the transport and logistics sectors that will include visits to Toll Logistics and TAFE NSW campuses in Sydney and a visit to the Transport Industries Skills Centre in Canberra. The delegation consisting of 16 participants from the Vietnamese Government, industry and colleges will be hosted by AIS from 22 February to 1 March. The delegates will also attend presentations by Australian Department of Education officials, My Freight Career and the Chair of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee, Mark McKenzie.   The study tour aims to give the delegates an understanding of the functions of the Australian industry-led VET system; the principles of social inclusion as practiced in Australian industry skills training delivery; and the institutional framework relevant for industry sector skills planning. AIS has a strong reputation for developing industry intelligence, as evidenced by the highly regarded IRC Skills Forecasts that are produced annually. AIS Global representatives are continuing to draw on this experience and will share learnings with our Vietnamese counterparts during their upcoming visit and during further workshops planned in Vietnam throughout 2019. A small group of Vietnamese officials will return to Australia in mid-2019 for an intense ‘on the job’ training opportunity with AIS staff. The Aus4Skills program is managed by Coffey International Development and funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). For more information please contact Leanne Mundy, Business Manager, AIS Global on 0419 416 805 or   Congestion today for a better VIC future 2019-02-21T01:30:11Z congestion-today-for-a-better-vic-future Playing host to the inaugural Local Jobs First Commissioner Don Matthews, the 11th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will take place on the 1st – 2nd May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Administered in 2003 by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), the Local Jobs First Act is the nation’s longest-standing industry participation legislation. Local Jobs First (LJF) was implemented in Victoria to support the utilisation of the states’ businesses and workers, ensuring that all involved are given a fair opportunity to compete for any government contract, small or large. LJF is dedicated to improving the lives of all Victorians through the delivery of increased employment and business growth opportunities. Comprised of the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) and the Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG), Local Jobs First is about both local industry development and growing the next generation of skilled workers in Australia. Matthews will speak to the importance of Local Jobs First and his position as the groups’ first commissioner. Over the coming years Victoria is investing more and more into transport infrastructure upgrades, with the state’s Major Transport Infrastructure Program (MTIP) including 41 major road and rail projects that combine to hold an estimate value of $38b. The MTIP provides employment for upwards of 12,000 personnel through various projects currently in the pipeline; including the Level Crossing Removals, the North East Link and the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. Senior leaders and Administrative offices will be placed in a position of actively overseeing and supporting the safety management of key projects through the ‘active client’ safety management model applied via the MTIP.  Anne Taylor, Director of Strategy Safety from the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Office of the Director-General, will provide a unique look into the key elements that form part of the MTIP Active Client Safety Management Model. Taylor will explore the model’s position in insuring the safe delivery of major transport infrastructure. With Melbourne’s population anticipated to reach an overwhelming 8 million by 2050, the city’s existing transport infrastructure will not be able to carry its weight. In order to successfully deliver large-scale infrastructure projects, there must be an initial disruption to the system. To best serve the state we must undergo comprehensive infrastructure planning that will produce sustainable results. The conference will bring together Cr Nicolas Frances Gilley, Councillor, Chair Transport Portfolio from the City of Melbourne, Bryce Prosser, General Manager of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs at RACV, Craig Richards, CEO of Bicycle Network and Peter Anderson, CEO of the Victorian Transport Association, in a panel discussion that will address the need for Congestion Today for a Better Tomorrow. The panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of implementing a congestion tax during peak travel hours, how to determine the necessity of a major transport infrastructure project, and which projects in the pipeline should be prioritised to keep Victoria shifting forward. The above panellists will join Commissioner Don Matthews and Anne Taylor at the 11th Annual VIC Transport Infrastructure Conference held on the 1st & 2nd May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.   About Expotrade   Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For over 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top-quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.For more information, visit  Press Release: How to get a home loan post-royal commission 2019-02-21T00:32:28Z press-release-how-to-get-a-home-loan-post-royal-commission Friday 15 February 2019  Experts reveal how to get a home loan post-royal commission The events of the last 12-24 months have conspired to make it extremely challenging for Australians who are keen to buy property. From the APRA-led credit slowdown, which forced lenders to limit the number of investors and interest-only loans on their books to the Royal Commission, which obliterated the banks over their irresponsible lending practices and a nationwide slow-down in property price growth, a number of factors have made it harder to get a home loan now compared to a few years ago. Tighter lending criteria and longer processing times are making it difficult for even the most vanilla borrowers to secure finance – culminating in what some in the industry are calling “the near prime mortgage crisis”. With the recommendations from the banking royal commission hot off the press, the latest issue of Your Investment Property takes a deep dive into what homebuyers can do to get a loan in the current environment. “The royal commission called out the banking industry for its lax practices, such as its failure to thoroughly check living expenses. It’s now harder for borrowers to get a loan as lenders require them to list every single expense,” says Your Investment Property editor Sarah Megginson. “You need to present the best possible case regarding your ability to service a new loan, which is why we’ve spoken to the experts to get their tips on how to boost your serviceability.”  Your Investment Property’s tips on getting loan approval include: ·        Be prepared to look beyond the big four – while the big banks have tightened their loan application criteria, making it harder to access lending in the current mortgage market, smaller institutions and non-bank lenders can often be more flexible    ·        Talk to a broker – A reputable broker will help you find the best rates and most suitable loan products on the market and may be able to guide you to products you were not aware of  ·        Prepare early – The increased burden on banks to get it right when assessing applications means many lenders are asking for extra information, which can also affect application processing times. "It is a really confusing time for investors and there are so many unknowns, but one thing that history does tell us is that good quality property always rises in value, so don't let the current market confusion deter you from taking action,” says Megginson. The complete guide on how to get a loan in 2019 is available in the new issue of Your Investment Property magazine. Also in this issue, we profile a property investor who has survived plenty of ups and downs, including the GFC, to amass a portfolio worth over $9m; we walk you through the process of investing interstate; and reveal how to conduct your own DIY building and pest inspection when you find the right property. This and more in the March issue of Your Investment Property magazine, on sale from 14 February at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets nationwide or available online.  -ENDS- COSBOA Release: Time for business to champion sensible responses on energy 2019-02-21T00:25:00Z cosboa-release-time-for-business-to-champion-sensible-responses-on-energy Today one of our major national newspapers is carrying a front-page story about the ongoing energy crisis and the potential economic risks that flow from political plans based around ideology not reality. Peter Strong, CEO of Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), responded saying; “Business knows that if you have a problem then you must address it with a plan that identifies and manages change and the risks - practically and comprehensively – you can’t stand still. It is time for our political parties to stop pandering to the extreme left and extreme right voices in their ranks – they must let the ‘sensible centre’ majority to be heard.” “Small business is frustrated and angry – we continue to feel the pain from ever increasing energy prices while farmers and businesses in regional communities face devastating losses from bushfire and floods of increasing severity.” COSBOA knows that small business people, like all Australians, want an energy system that provides reliable and affordable electricity while reducing GHG emissions. This can be done without destroying jobs and wrecking the Australian economy in the process. COSBOA will be holding an invite-only Small Business Energy Summit in Melbourne on 20 March to confront this issue head-on. This summit will focus on all challenges and develop a roadmap that is about change management and risk management. The Energy Summit will be working out ways small businesses can take control of their electricity usage and costs, in a way that is both affordable and environmentally responsible. Mr Strong added, “Many households have voted with their feet by installing rooftop solar panels. Doing this in a small business, operating in a building or shop they don’t necessarily own is harder, but not impossible.” “And it is not just about coal and renewables. There are major opportunities for Australia to better harness its vast reserves of natural gas to power Australia’s economy with lower carbon emissions, alongside coal and renewables. Yet many State/Territory governments appear to be asleep at the wheel in respect of these opportunities”. “We are going to assemble a team of partners (political leaders, business leaders – big, medium and small) to develop a practical plan that will work for Australian Businesses.” “We are delighted that Minister Taylor has agreed to open the forum and we will be inviting the other political leaders in this space to tell us how they could help Australian businesses (of all sizes) take control of their energy costs and responsibly reduce their GHG emissions”. Mr Strong finally added; “It is past time for action. The time for talk ended years ago.” Thycotic Channel Partner Sales Accelerate with Exploding Demand for Privileged Access Management Solutions 2019-02-20T23:49:39Z thycotic-channel-partner-sales-accelerate-with-exploding-demand-for-privileged-access-management-solutions ADELAIDE, Australia, February 21, 2019 – Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organisations worldwide, has announced record growth in 2018 across all segments within the company’s indirect channel business and investments in expanding its ANZ team to help its partners in Australia and New Zealand meet the increasing demand. Channel partners have captured exponential gains across the globe from PAM sales with Thycotic, more than tripling its non-U.S. channel sales volume with a 208 percent annual growth rate. “With analysts like Gartner citing privileged access management as a top cyber security priority for enterprises, Thycotic’s channel partners are seeing a phenomenal surge in demand for PAM solutions,” said Jim Legg, CEO of Thycotic. “Our partners are seeing how well Thycotic PAM solutions resonate with larger organisations, and by investing in Thycotic they can attract and acquire new business in their existing account base as well as new customers overall.” Analysts at Gartner have projected that by 2022, 70 percent of organisations will implement privileged access management practices for all use cases in the enterprise, which is a significant increase from 40 percent today.1 As a 100 percent channel business, Thycotic is a very attractive vendor for enterprise and mid-market focussed integrators, managed security service providers (MSSPs), MSPs and traditional reseller partners. Thycotic’s local support provides fast enablement and routes to additional revenue streams for partners to provide critical security services around privileged access which have been overlooked in the past. “Thycotic’s cloud offerings have revolutionised PAM deployment for organisations which previously hadn’t considered investing in infrastructure dedicated to PAM compliance and improved security,” said Andrew McAllister, Thycotic APAC Regional Director. “Our new PAM-as-a-Service delivery models have opened up dialogues with mid-sized MSPs and MSSPs. They are looking to better manage the way they handle their own credentials and their customers’ credentials.” “Thycotic’s unique PAM offerings, especially in the cloud, are very attractive to mid-market organisations looking for easily deployable solutions that provide quick ROI and time-to-value,” said Thycotic Mid-Market Sales Manager, Victoria Scully. “Our expanded ANZ sales team can help organisations looking to improve their privileged access security footprint and assist our partners in providing the right PAM solution.” Highlights of Thycotic’s 2018 channel performance include: Non-U.S. channel grew at 208 percent in new business revenue growth vs FY17 and was preceded by a 74 percent increase in deal registration activity for the same period. Opened a data centre to support PAM cloud growth through partners in Australia. Thycotic entered into an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with IBM Security in late 2018. This partnership comes with an increased need for organisations to secure privileged accounts that are connected to just about every device on the network. CRN also recognised Thycotic’s Partner Program as a 5 Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide. 1Best Practices for Privileged Access Management Through the Four Pillars of PAM, Published: 28 January 2019, ID: G00376315 For more information on Thycotic, visit About Thycotic Thycotic is the leading provider of cloud-ready privilege management solutions. Thycotic’s security tools empower over 10,000 organisations, from small businesses to the Fortune 500, to limit privileged account risk, implement least privilege policies, control applications, and demonstrate compliance. Thycotic makes enterprise-level privilege management accessible for everyone by eliminating dependency on overly complex security tools and prioritising productivity, flexibility and control. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Thycotic operates worldwide with offices in the UK and Australia. For more information, please visit Prime Value Asset Management appoints former Christian Super CEO Peter Murphy 2019-02-20T23:32:11Z prime-value-asset-management-appoints-former-christian-super-ceo-peter-murphy Boutique fund manager, Prime Value Asset Management, has appointed former Christian Super CEO, Peter Murphy, to an expanded client services team as the manager targets institutional investors via several alternative asset funds. Mr Murphy spent almost a decade as CEO of Christian Super, during which time the Fund received several awards and experienced top quartile growth among Australian superannuation funds, with funds under management increasing by 175% and net membership by 65%. His extensive governance experience includes stints on Macquarie Cleantech Fund’s advisory committee, and the Australian Committee of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment. Mr Murphy currently holds other roles including Director and Secretary of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, and Chairman of the Impact Investment Forum. He said Prime Value is sharpening its institutional focus after launching several alternative investment options including enhanced cash, agriculture, infrastructure and mortgage funds. “Prime Value’s product suite is wonderfully aligned to the institutional space, particularly those investors considering impact”, Mr Murphy said. “Prime Value has strong integrity all the way through the business, from CEO Yak Yong Quek to Chairman John Sikkema to all the asset managers. “It’s a best kept secret in institutional circles at present but has some compelling funds. For example the Prime Value Cash Plus Fund, led by the talented Matthew Lemke, which has quietly performed strongly for nearly five years.” Prime Value has also boosted its client services team, appointing Andrew Russell as Relationship Manager. Mr Russell brings 25 years’ experience in working with not-for-profits, business and financial services. Prime Value CEO, Yak Yong Quek, welcomes the new appointments. “Peter Murphy understands institutional investors, he is cut from the same cloth and we think he will be a great asset to Prime Value. “Andrew will be pivotal in looking after our retail, wholesale and institutional investors, and connecting with new investors.” Boutique manager Prime Value Asset Management is part of an investment group including Shakespeare Property Group, managing more than $1.5 billion across equities, cash plus, direct property and agriculture investment. Kemp recharges brand, bolstering automation and predictive analytics to propel enterprise app experience (AX) 2019-02-20T23:15:09Z kemp-recharges-brand-bolstering-automation-and-predictive-analytics-to-propel-enterprise-app-experience-ax SYDNEY, Feb. 21, 2019 – Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience (AX), today introduced enhanced automation and predictive analytics capabilities that further simplify the deployment and ongoing management of its load balancing and application delivery controller (ADC) software across decentralised, multi-cloud environments. To align with the company’s vision to transform the end-to-end lifecycle of application delivery for enterprises and service providers, Kemp has also refreshed its brand identity. Intelligence gathered from more than 60,000 Kemp global application deployments indicates that 48% of organisations see as many as nine incidents per week that, if gone undetected, could impact end-user application experience. In addition, Kemp finds 61% of AX related events are caused by application capacity issues such as failing or degrading application servers. The Kemp 360 AX fabric is designed to proactively solve this for enterprises and service providers. “Our DNA from the beginning has been about building invisible technology with a visible impact,” said Ray Downes, CEO of Kemp. “Now, Kemp is taking application delivery to the next level. As workload requirements change due to cloud and DevOps trends, we’re alongside our customers every step of the way, providing new levels of automation and frictionless deployment options to help them optimize and streamline application delivery with increased efficiency.” Kemp 360 defines next-generation of application delivery Since 2000, Kemp has consistently innovated to help customers ensure continuous application availability and security with many ‘firsts’, including, virtualised load balancers, app-centric software-defined networking (SDN) integrations, the per-app ADC deployment model, and metered licensing. In this next phase, Kemp is extending the capabilities of its Kemp 360 AX fabric to further simplify end-to-end application delivery lifecycle management: Day 0 – Kemp Virtual LoadMaster® and 360 Central® enables customers to streamline initial ecosystem assessment and deployment of fast and agile per-app ADC/load balancing for DevOps and traditional operations use cases. Central simplifies infrastructure transition planning by providing automated assessment reports that highlight peak performance, throughput, and utilisation across F5 Big-IP, AWS Elastic Load Balancer, Nginx, and HAproxy load balancers, and the applications those tools are in front of. Day 1 – Central simplifies per-app load balancer deployment and ongoing configuration management with automated zero-touch provisioning. The ability to define desired state of your load balancer estate combined with deep cloud platform API integration enables administrators to shorten time-to-market for new application services through auto-deployment. Day 2 – To address scale, complexity and AX issue management associated with day 2 operations, Kemp 360 Vision® increases observability of distributed workload ecosystems. By intelligently correlating data points across ADC instances, the underlying network, and backend applications, Vision provides early detection of developing AX issues and provides actionable insight to operators on possible causes before customers experience problems. By operating across, network, application, third-party load balancer and security domains, Vision is able to leverage the intelligence from tens-of-thousands of global application deployments to help customers prevent issues and shorten time-to-detection and resolution. According to research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 92 percent of enterprise network engineering and operations professionals have an initiative in place to expand their use of network automation, and 70 percent say this automation is a high priority. EMA analyst Shamus McGillicuddy said, “Kemp offers an end-to-end architecture that addresses many of the issues mentioned above, and we recommend enterprise application leaders evaluate this approach to determine if it meets their emerging multi-cloud and hybrid cloud requirements.” Many enterprises are finding frustration with the legacy approach to application delivery. ZK Research found that out of 1,000 enterprise survey respondents, a staggering 70% wanted to replace their current ADC Vendor, citing vendor lock-in, pricing and unnecessary complexity as key reasons. Availability The Kemp 360 AX fabric, including the extensive family of virtual and hardware LoadMasters, 360 Central and 360 Vision, is available from Kemp and its global network of channel partners. For basic services and QA/test use cases, DevOps professionals can start with Kemp’s Free LoadMaster at Kemp 360 Central is also available as a free trial download at About Kemp Kemp powers always-on application experience (AX) for enterprises and service providers. Leveraging an agile per-app ADC/load balancing consumption model, predictive analytics, and automated issue resolution, Kemp is radically simplifying how customers optimize, analyze and secure their applications across private and multi-cloud environments. Kemp counts more than 25,000 customers and 60,000 application deployments in 115 countries. Take control of your application experience at Contact David Quaid Kemp Technologies 1 646 885 6693 Kemp rallies partners around next-gen application experience for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures 2019-02-20T23:08:33Z kemp-rallies-partners-around-next-gen-application-experience-for-hybrid-and-multi-cloud-infrastructures SYDNEY Feb. 21, 2019 – Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience (AX), today enhanced its global channel program and AX partner ecosystem with new innovations and resources designed to drive accelerated adoption of the company’s next-generation load balancing solutions. The Kemp AX partner ecosystem includes technology alliance partners, system integrators, distributors, value-added resellers, cloud service providers, managed service providers and solution consultants. In conjunction with the company’s refreshed brand identity and product enhancements also announced today, Kemp is aligning its partners with the most flexible licensing, deployment and management capabilities to help simplify the application delivery lifecycle for customers across data centre, cloud, hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud infrastructures. “In a hybrid or multi-cloud world, putting all of your applications behind a single load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) can be futile, the best Application Experience (AX) will be when application services are dedicated to individual applications,” said Peter Melerud, co-founder and chief strategy officer for Kemp. “Our product enhancement presents an opportunity for partners to provide increased value to customers. With our per-app ADC deployment model and per-app analytics, our customers benefit from greater business agility and flexibility to migrate applications to the cloud as they see fit.” Enhanced technology and platform integrations With increasing adoption of cloud and multi-cloud architectures, platform ubiquity is more important than ever. As the first virtualised and cloud-ready ADC, Kemp is now extending its technology partner integrations to include advanced tier status with VMware on AWS, Select status with Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), and advanced tier relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). “As organisations distribute their workloads across hybrid cloud environments, the centralized application viewpoint is no longer central,” said Ivan Oprencak, director, product marketing, VMware Cloud on AWS. “This is where Kemp's integration with VMware Cloud on AWS will help customers in seamless and cost effective distribution, management and monitoring of workloads across hybrid cloud environment. This will definitely help customers accelerate their hybrid cloud journey.” New cloud service provider partnerships Kemp has extended its cloud service provider partnerships to include CenturyLink, Ceryx, ConvergeOne, Options IT and Kemp’s per-app consumption model for load balancing/ADC, combined with new automated centralized provisioning, simplifies how service providers can deliver and manage these solutions for customers. The xSP benefits from a more repeatable, instant-on deployment model, and metered licensing aligns with the xSP cost models to drive positive revenue day one. New tools to drive channel readiness Kemp is arming its channel partners with valuable sales, marketing and training tools to facilitate new market opportunities and to quickly grow the load balancing/ADC business worldwide. This includes resale and distribution partnerships in ANZ with Pacific Tech, Ingram Micro, SVA Distribution, Wowrack, ACW Distribution, SAPPLY, Secure One and more. Partner benefits include: Flexible pricing options: Perpetual, subscription and metered licensing TCO calculator: Compares metered, perpetual and competitive ADC licensing. Assessments: Evaluate multi-vendor load balancing effectiveness. Partner Central: Comprehensive access to sales and marketing enablement tools. Training: World-class training Margins: Competitive margins and incentives “CDW and Kemp have been partners for years and our mutual customers have benefited from Kemp’s innovative software,” says Brian Werth, category leader, enterprise networking for CDW. “CDW is excited to help champion application experience for customers of all sizes as their workloads and environments evolve with Kemp." “Our IT solutions and infrastructure solve 90% of the security and compliance regulations that our customers at the federal, state and local government have to fulfill, such as PCI, FIPS, NIST, FISMA and WAF, so that they can focus on what they do best,” said Claude Swanson, director of service Delivery at IT-CNP’s division. “At the government level, application experience takes on an expanded meaning. Our partnership with Kemp plays an essential role by providing a seamless, highly available, and secure experience for today’s rapidly changing application delivery environment.” About Kemp Kemp powers always-on application experience (AX) for enterprises and service providers. Leveraging an agile per-app ADC/load balancing consumption model, predictive analytics, and automated issue resolution, Kemp is radically simplifying how customers optimize, analyze and secure their applications across private and multi-cloud environments. Kemp counts more than 25,000 customers and 60,000 application deployments in 115 countries. Take control of your application experience at Contact David Quaid Kemp Technologies 1 646 885 6693 Cashwerkz appoints Peter Whitfield as Chief Technology Officer 2019-02-20T23:00:00Z cashwerkz-appoints-peter-whitfield-as-chief-technology-officer Cashwerkz has named Peter Whitfield to the role of chief technology officer (CTO) for the company. As CTO, Peter will be responsible for strategic technology initiatives to ensure the Cashwerkz platform remains at the forefront of innovation as it delivers an easy and secure online marketplace for retail, middle market and institutional investors. Whitfield joins this role from his most recent position as Head of Special Projects for Cashwerkz. He joins the Senior Leadership team and will continue to report directly to Hector Ortiz, CEO, Cashwerkz. “Having Peter lead this role means we continue to benefit from his in-depth and unique expertise developing cloud-based platforms and services in both the B2B and B2C spaces,” said Hector Ortiz, CEO, Cashwerkz. “Peter is now responsible for a series of unique technology initiatives designed to enhance the investment sector. Our goal is to continue to streamline online investing. He has already played a leading hand in the current product road-map and is the ideal person to head the team to continue to build out our professional platform capabilities and efficiencies.” Whitfield will continue to focus on ongoing development of the Cashwerkz platform and its workflow efficiencies, rolling out dynamic technology solutions to better support the needs of retail, middle market and institutional investors. “I am driven to find new ways to solve existing problems and coupled with my drive in leading teams, I feel by combining my strengths with Cashwerkz innovation can continue to deliver a transformational offering for investing in Australia,” Whitfield said. Whitfield’s career includes CTO for LawPath, Director for nVision, Director of Engineering at both Bigcommerce and Community Engine, plus Director IT at University of Sydney and Development Manager for Commonwealth Bank. His 20-year career spans software development, platform engineering, two-sided marketplace creation and the establishment of cloud-based platforms suitable for global scale. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and various post-graduate certifications in management, innovation and entrepreneurship. /Ends AIIA calls for cohesive national approach to upgrade digital skills at tertiary education level 2019-02-20T22:03:16Z aiia-calls-for-cohesive-national-approach-to-upgrade-digital-skills-at-tertiary-education-level Sydney, Australia – 21 February 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, is calling for a cohesive national approach to raise the standard of digital skills education and training at tertiary education institutions to better meet the demand for skilled digital workers. A staggering 46 per cent of Australian 15- to 19-year-olds participate in vocational education and training (VET). This provides a real opportunity to reach young Australians and provide them with digital skills to enhance their career options. Yet take-up of information technology courses ranked 12th out of 13 fields of education according to 2017 VET data. The Australian Government’s review of the VET system is an opportunity to develop a national policy that can align vocational training approaches and outcomes across all states and territories. This will enable Australia to maximise the benefits of the $6 billion annual VET investment and focus on growing digital skills in the workforce. Commenting on the importance of upgrading digital skills, AIIA CEO Ron Gauci, said: “The Government urgently needs to take every opportunity it can to ensure that Australian industry, businesses and the public sector have access to highly trained, digitally skilled young people that are ready to enter the workforce. “The development of a national policy for tertiary education digital skills and training that is backed by appropriate investment in the system will create opportunities for both students and industry. This will require the Government to assume a lead coordination role to ensure collaboration across each of the states and territories. “The alternative is to continue to offshore IT jobs to offset skills shortages in Australia, and increase the industry’s growing reliance on imported digital talent. “The low VET participation rate of older Australians reskilling for new careers is also a concern. Nationally consistent policies that encourage and support VET retraining of older workers in digital skills will benefit individuals and business alike - both on a local level and in regional areas where there is a digital skills shortage,” added Mr Gauci. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 New Talend Research Identifies Cloud Data Warehouse Trends and Best Practices for 2019 2019-02-20T21:52:25Z new-talend-research-identifies-cloud-data-warehouse-trends-and-best-practices-for-2019 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 20, 2019 – According to a new survey conducted by TDWI on behalf of Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration solutions, new cloud data warehouses (CDW) offer broader data capabilities, stronger performance, and greater flexibility than traditional on-premise databases. However, the survey found that while CDWs are often an important first step in digital transformation, enterprises need to follow some best practices to overcome implementation challenges and increase investment return. The full results of the survey with feedback from more than 200 data architects, and senior IT and analytics leaders can be downloaded here: “TDWI sees a wide range of data-driven IT systems moving to the cloud aggressively, and this includes the data warehouse,” said Philip Russom, Senior Research Director, Data Management at TDWI. “Cloud gives the data warehouse the elastic scale, agnostic storage, multi-tenant access, and controlled cost it needs for modern requirements. However, cloud data warehouses should be complemented with substantial data integration infrastructure to unify the many pieces of the warehouse with all the data sources and targets available.” Decision Resources Group (DRG) is one example of this. As a company that manages comprehensive data repositories covering 90+ percent of the U.S. healthcare system, DRG was struggling to combine and organise their disparate data sources. Healthcare data is stored in a structured way, creating the need for DRG to clean and normalise millions of records and group data to assess patient needs and market conditions. DRG was successful in switching to a cloud-first strategy by implementing Talend and the Snowflake cloud data warehouse as the foundation of its new Real World Data Platform. Because of this, DRG became 150 percent more productive without increasing costs, and have since onboarded 100 terabytes of data in just three months. The organisation can now supply more meaningful data enabling physicians to understand different patient populations and provider markets to interact with them in a more optimised fashion. While survey respondents noted that adopting CDWs was critical to helping them achieve faster performance and lower costs, and take advantage of cloud features, there were a number of challenges associated with CDWs as well. Over 50 percent respondents indicated “data governance” as a top challenge, closely followed by “integrating data across multiple sources” at over 40 percent, and “getting data into the warehouse” at about 38 percent. Organisations data analytics needs in a CDW are becoming increasingly complex. Over 35 percent respondents expressed the need for in-memory processing, supporting structured and unstructured data, and integration with third-party analytics tools. As a result, CDWs need to accommodate a wide variety of data and serve a broad range of technical use cases. Interestingly, 62 percent of respondents in the process of implementing CDWs want them to complement a data lake for analytics. All survey respondents were interested in features such as data quality, metadata management, processing and transforming data both before and after data is loaded to a CDW. As these requirements cannot be met solely by CDW technologies, the response suggests a need for integration solutions to complement the infrastructure. CDWs have to be enabled to accommodate a range of use cases, from business to technical, and support increases in speed and scale, while handling both current and future needs. “Cloud data warehouses enable enterprises to build data-fuelled use-case applications and dynamically deploy data clusters. However, to be successful, enterprises need to understand the entire organisation’s requirements,” said Ashley Stirrup, chief marketing officer at Talend. “Most enterprises using CDWs expect to be able to push data in and the rest will follow suit. In order to realise the full benefits – outside of just lowering costs – data architects need to be aware of how every business unit is using data and focus on integration.” Don’t overlook other architecture and data integration needs when building a CDW. Unlike some point solutions, Talend integration helps optimise and scale data processing before and after its placed in a CDW for complex and advanced processing and transformations. Visit Talend to download the full survey results: Like this story? Tweet: New survey by @TDWI and @Talend uncovers ways to be successful with a #CloudDataWarehouse About Talend Talend (Nasdaq: TLND), a leader in cloud integration solutions, puts more of the right data to work for your business, faster. Talend Cloud delivers a single platform for simple and complex data integration tasks across public, private, and hybrid cloud, as well as on-premises environments, and enables greater collaboration between IT and business teams. Combined with self-service solutions and hundreds of pre-built connectors from SaaS applications to cloud data warehouses, Talend allows you to cost-effectively meet the demands of ever-increasing data volumes, users, and use cases. Almost 3,000 global enterprise customers have chosen Talend to put their data to work including GE, HP Inc., and Domino’s. Talend has been recognised as a leader in its field by leading analyst firms and industry publications including Forbes, InfoWorld, and SD Times. For more information, please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Talend ENDS Endace Named Winner in the 15th Annual Info Security Products Guide's 2019 Global Excellence Awards 2019-02-20T13:08:26Z endace-named-winner-in-the-15th-annual-info-security-product-guide-s-2019-global-excellence-awards AUCKLAND, New Zealand – February xx 2019  -- Endace announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the EndaceProbe Series 9200 Analytics Platform the Gold Winner in the 15th Annual 2019 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in the Best Security Hardware Product (New or Updated Version) category, Silver Winner in the Security Investigation category, and Bronze Winner in Network Security and Management category. These prestigious, global awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. The EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform uniquely combines the ability to losslessly record network traffic while simultaneously hosting network security and performance analytics applications. The new 9200 Series is the latest model EndaceProbe and sets new industry benchmarks for speed, density and storage capacity. By introducing built-in hardware compression and patented Smart TruncationÔ Endace has quadrupled the storage capacity, doubled the sustained recording speed and tripled the hosting capacity of this model compared to previous models – resulting in the world’s first petabyte network recorder in a single, 4-RU footprint. The dramatic increase in storage capacity offered by the new 9200 Series lets customers record weeks, rather than days of network traffic data, giving them the ability to go much further back in time to investigate security threats and breaches. “We are extremely proud that our EndaceProbe 9200 Series Analytics Platform has been recognized as a winner by Info Security Products Guide,” said Stuart Wilson, CEO of Endace. “And to receive not just one award but three, amongst such fantastic company, is truly tremendous.” “This success is a direct result of our relentless drive to stay customer-focused and make packet capture affordable for all enterprises, and above all a fantastic effort from a very talented team here at Endace. The awards further validate our commitment to our customers and their security needs and to the fantastic collaborative relationship we have with our Fusion Partners. It was great to see two of these partners – Darktrace and Ixia – also recognized in these awards: congratulations team.” Vetsupply Announces Anniversary Sale with Fabulous Discounts 2019-02-20T10:38:45Z vetsupply-announces-anniversary-sale-with-fabulous-discounts One of the leading pet supply online stores, VetSupply is coming up with great news for the pet parents of Australia. Popular for its approach towards pets and their parents, the online store is announcing the anniversary sale for the entire month of March. Established in March 2015, the complete pet supply online store will provide hefty sitewide discounts to its loyal and loving customers. Adding one more year to its legacy the online store's team is extremely happy with the way things have shaped in the last one year. The sales and marketing manager at VetSupply states(with a gleeful chuckle), “A healthy pet and a tension free pet parent has always been on top of our priority list. And maybe, because of that, last year our company’s performance was egregious and overwhelming, we outperformed our expectations and the credit goes to our beloved pets and their pet parents.” The manager elaborates, “Hence, Anniversary Sale is our way of showing our gratitude and sharing our happiness with our customers for having faith in us when we were new in the market.” Showing deep concern for the rising parasitic infestations and other health issues in pets, VetSupply’s Senior Vet also adds, “Parasites, bacteria, and viruses are becoming immune to many old treatments, and therefore, it’s very crucial that everyone gets advanced treatments irrespective of their financial status. This offer will help us to reach the customers who cannot afford these costly treatments, foods, and supplements. And as far as the quality of the products is concerned, we only choose those brands who constantly innovate because it is obligatory for the brands to keep innovating so that they can fight the parasites and other disease-causing agents that have become resistant to many old treatments.” Launched with a vision to cater affordable pet supplies to pet parents and solve their day to day problems related to food, treatments, preventives, supplements and hygiene care, the website provides branded products at affordable rates. The emerging pet supply giant has always given preference to its values of conserving the health of the pets all around the country. About Vet Supply: Vet Supply is one of the most elite online pet stores in Australia. Known for its wide range of products, the company’s mission and vision are to make the costly brands available to each and every pet parent in the country at a nominal rate making pet parenting easier and affordable. VetSupply offers an extensive range of pet products including pet medications, treatments, accessories, food, and supplements at the lowest possible prices. The company also offers great deals on all the major products including heartworm preventives, flea and tick medications, wormers, wound care, pet supplements, and a broad range of other pet supplies. Vet Panel at Vet supply is one of the best panels of Veterinarians in the online healthcare market. Apart from providing thorough information and guidance regarding pet health, they also work really hard to make sure that the correct and advanced products are procured and made available for our customers. For more information on the anniversary sale visit: