The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-08-05T13:33:53Z Inspire PR Media welcomes a ‘Dream’ of a new Client 2020-08-05T13:33:53Z inspire-pr-media-welcomes-a-dream-of-a-new-client-1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [4/08/20][Sarah Andrew] [Inspire PR Media][sarah.andrew@inspireprmedia.com][Miami, Florida]: Inspire PR Media today announced it has signed with Miami based Chase Your Dreams Productions to act as their Public Relations and Publicist team, assisting with increasing brand awareness worldwide. Inspire PR Media is excited to partner with Chase Your Dreams Productions to provide a platform to spread their filmmaking vision of hope and inspiration during a post-pandemic cinematic landscape. About Inspire PR Media: Inspire PR Media is a truly international public relations company with a team, and clients hailing from all over the globe. Whether with new, or long-standing clients, they love the thrill of finding fresh angles, projects, and media to energize and engage with the public. Their objective is to impart a genuine narrative conveying inspirations that bring hope that change is truly possible through the media. About Chase Your Dreams Production: Founded in 2005 by the inspirational husband and wife team, Rick and Elaine Kercheff-Roberts, Chase Your Dreams productions remains true to their filmmaking vision of providing original content to their film audience. Their first feature film O2 Negative won the 22nd Season of the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival. It was officially selected in the 2018 Prince of Prestige Academy Awards and 2018 Auckland International Film Festival. It also received an Honorable Mention at the prestigious Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival. The 2015 short film One Last Breath was selected as part of the Paterson Falls Film Festival and Flathead Lake International Cinemafest. Moreover, it was officially invited by the HollyShorts Film Festival and received a screening invitation by Miami Indie Film Festival. They are currently in post-production with an assortment of feature films, short films and television series. These cover a range of genres, including, action-adventure, science fiction and family adventure.“This is an exciting time to be involved with an ambitious film-making company of this magnitude and seeking to make a genuine and meaningful impact on the silver screen,” says Sarah Andrew, Managing Director at Inspire PR Media. New webinar series, DIGital Discovery, launches for geology and mining professionals 2020-08-05T07:43:20Z new-webinar-series-digital-discovery-launches-for-geology-and-mining-professionals How is digital and data optimisation influencing the mining and metals sector? In EY’s 2020 report on the Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities for mining and metals, digital effectiveness is identified as one of this year’s top issues. Now, as our industry is feeling the impact of COVID-19, technology is playing an even bigger part in operational adaptation and building resilience for miners globally. acQuire is launching a brand new, three-part webinar series delivering thought-provoking insights on the impact of digitalisation and data management in mining. Kicking off in August, the webinars will dig into how geoscientific information management, mining technology and systems connectivity can optimise the future work for miners. The webinar series is aptly named, DIGital Discovery, and will feature a smart line up of guest speakers from acQuire and the global mining industry. Some of the topics discussed include: ·        The role of geological data management and why it’s an essential component to miners. ·        How a rapidly changing technology landscape is both helping and hindering the mining industry. ·        Why cross-collaboration between technology and mining companies is essential. ·        The need for a technology roadmap to ensure a safe and profitable arrival to the future of mining. The series has been designed with the busy mining professional in mind. Each webinar runs for a neat 30 minutes and includes 10 minutes of Q&A discussion. Geology managers, mine leadership and geologists will learn acQuire’s vision for what the mining landscape may look like in the future, hear about industry case studies, and have solid take-aways to use in their business. Registrations for the webinar can be made online through acQuire's website at www.acquire.com.au.  Latest technology delivers dynamic air purification in new, home air purifier 2020-08-05T05:27:50Z latest-technology-delivers-dynamic-air-purification-in-new-home-air-purifier With a clean air delivery rate of a fast 6.3m3 per minute and a coverage area of 49.5m2, the Coway Storm Air Purifier is the perfect unit for a large family living area.The Coway Storm has a powerful four-tier filtration system, including a HEPA filter, that removes 99.9 per cent of fine particles to 0.02 microns# in size including bacteria and viruses.Unlike most air purifiers, the Coway Storm offers multi-directional air flow modes for fast air circulation: forwards, upwards (90 degree) and a combination of both. While having an extremely powerful circulator to extend the airflow range up to six metres, the unit boasts a power consumption of only 65W so is economical to operate.Using the Coway Storm will allow family members to enjoy clean and deodorised air that is free from fine dust, mould, pollen, bacteria, viruses, dander, pet hair, odours and VOCs (volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde and other harmful fumes and gases).This makes it perfect for families who want to protect a children’s play area, for example, remove pollutants that enter homes from outside, such as dust contamination and car exhaust, and environments with poor air circulation.Allergy sufferers can be confident that the Coway Storm has been ECARF Certified* to meet the highest international standards of allergy-friendly products.Coloured Air Quality IndicatorTo check indoor air quality in real time, the Coway Storm air purifier has a built-in circular LED light on the front of the unit that shows the current indoor air pollution level. Four colours indicate different levels of air pollution: good (blue), moderate (green), unhealthy (yellow) and very unhealthy (red).The sleek design includes detachable outlet grilles that enable more effective cleaning than other models with fixed covers. This model has won design awards including a prestigious iF Design Award.Andatech’s Coway Storm 1516D model has an RRP of $1399. The Coway range includes the Coway Classic 1018F model, which has the same four-tier filtration system but has a smaller coverage area of 33.9 m2 and is recommended for living rooms and bedrooms. The Coway Classic has an RRP of $999. Both air purifiers come with a two-year warranty and are available from andatechdistribution.com.auAndatech’s air purifiers include the Ionmax and Marvel ranges, with prices for room air purifiers starting from $199.ends* ECARF: European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation The products and services ECARF certifies have been fully adapted to the needs of allergy sufferers. An independent advisory panel of 15 leading international scientists and technicians has developed the criteria they use to evaluate different product groups. The criteria are regularly updated to reflect the latest scientific findings. A product receives the Seal when it can be proved through audits or studies that the criteria have been fulfilled. https://www.ecarf.org/en/# As tested by KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) for the fine particles to 20 nanometres. NOTE: The air purifiers have not been tested with coronovirus.About Andatech:Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/Media enquiries:Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.auSelection of high res photos available (refer to media release). Queensland Left-Hand Drive Conversion New Ram 2500 American Pickup Trucks Import 2020-08-05T05:00:00Z queensland-left-hand-drive-conversion-new-ram-2500-american-pickup-trucks-import American Pickups for Australian Holidays on the RoadIf you’re an Australian who loves free-wheeling holidays on the road - especially ones requiring towing of caravans, horse floats, or boat trailers, you may have coveted a little American muscle to turn towing into a breeze rather than a slog. Yes, we’re talking about those powerful pickups made for US travel on the wide-open freeway. Brands like FORD and RAM come to mind. Apart from the horsepower, there are all those luxury features that make long road trips a pleasure, not a penance. There’s just one problem. If you want the best American pickups for Australian conditions, they’re going to be imported, and they will come in left-hand drive. But converting left-hand-drive to right-hand-drive doesn’t have to be a problem, says Ann Anderson of Maracoonda Automotive. Talk to the Lady; She KnowsThose of us who have always considered automotive know-how to be a male-only field may raise an eyebrow. How does an “Ann” know about imported vehicle conversions? But Ann has been in the family business for decades. And she didn’t start off as a receptionist either. Her journey began on the workshop floor and she clearly knows her way around an imported pickup conversion.“Importing and converting American FORD & RAM Pickups for compliance with Australian regulations is exactly what Maracoonda is all about,” Ann says. “But it does take expertise to professionally convert a LHD to a RHD vehicle as a ‘Mirror Image’ conversion and that’s what Maracoonda does … A Seamless Mirror Image Conversion."AMERICAN PICKUP Vehicles in AustraliaThere’s more to choosing a vehicle for Australian holidays than meets the eye. The simplest way to sum up the massive list of terms and prerequisites would be to say “Big, strong, safe, and comfortable.” If one were to do an in-depth exploration of what each of these requires, you’ll end up with more tech terms than most people may ever want to know.“It comes down to choosing the right vehicle to match your towing needs,” and to comply with the Australian Towing Regulations says Anderson. “The powerful American Pickup vehicles we import will cover most people’s needs, and we have the experience our clients need to help them choose the one that’s right for them. Safety, reliability, and comfort are all part of the deal, and consulting ensures that clients make a choice that delivers these to perfection.”Choose a Skilled Team for Your Left-Hand to Right-Hand Drive ConversionMaking American FORD & RAM Pickup vehicles compliant with all Australian regulations, and doing it so that nobody could possibly tell that the vehicle wasn’t made that way, takes a lot of expertise. Anderson gives credit to a highly-qualified and diverse team that few automotive businesses would have under one roof. “The last thing you want to hear is that an auto-electrician from some outsourced company or a computer analysis diagnostician from who-knows-where is behind conversion glitches. We take full responsibility for quality workmanship, and that means having highly competent and expertly trained staff. That way, our clients won’t have accountability issues and we can have full confidence that the conversion will be something we can pride ourselves in,” Anderson explains.American FORD & RAM Pickup vehicles really do have what it takes for the round-Australia road trip you may be dreaming of, and with a team like that at Maracoonda Automotive to back you up with technical know-how and after-sales support makes all the difference for a dreamy experience. “It is a substantial investment,” admits Ann, “but it’s one we ensure our clients will be glad they made.” Value for money – and worry free driving are the goals we take seriously.For more information visit Maracoonda Automotive | American Pickup Truck Imports Queensland website or call Ann and her team of experts on 07 5496 7773.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. EcoTools release new spa and body essentials 2020-08-05T04:17:57Z ecotools-release-new-spa-and-body-essentials EcoTools, the leader in eco-conscious beauty products, most notably known for their incredibly soft cosmetic brushes, is excited to launch their new range of spa and body essentials. The new facial and body cleansing accessories are the perfect way to look and live beautifully this winter, and are available now from www.ecotools.com.au. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director, the local distributors of EcoTools says, “The new range of spa and body products are a great addition to the EcoTools range and further enhance the DIY at-home beauty experience. “The new products now offer users the opportunity to create their own, eco-friendly at-home day spa which can be used in conjunction with their regular cleansing and exfoliating products or by creating their own home-made masks and scrubs,” said Erica. The new products in the range include: EcoTools Deep Cleansing Brush – RRP $12.95: This soft bristle brush delivers a deep skin cleanse by not only helping the skin looked polished at a surface level but reduces congestion and pore size. Simply use the brush whilst damp, apply cleanser and exfoliate the skin using circular motions. Available in pink, green and grey. EcoTools Charcoal Infused Bath Cloth – RRP $12.95: Made with recycled fibres and designed with bamboo charcoal to help purify, enrich and restore balance back into the skin, this 100% vegan and latex free woven cleansing cloth gently exfoliates the skin. Use whilst wet and apply cleansing product. EcoTools Facial Konjac Sponge – RRP $12.95: The new Facial Konjac Sponge cleanses and exfoliates in one simple step, giving the skin a smooth and glowing look, without the harsh irritation of a physical scrub. Designed with natural root vegetable fibre to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup, dampen the sponge, apply cleanser and use circular motions to lift and remove makeup. EcoTools Polishing Facial Cloths – RRP $11.99: These muslin polishing facial cloths are designed with organic cotton to remove dirt, oil and makeup for fresh and revived skin. To use, apply and massage cleanser onto face as usual, run the cloth under warm water and lightly wring out, then use the cloth to wipe away the cleanser. Rinse and repeat as needed. All EcoTools products are available online now at www.ecotools.com.au. About EcoTools: Founded over a decade ago, EcoTools has always been passionate about the use of sustainable materials. Each makeup brush is made from bamboo and recycled aluminium, with cruelty-free synthetic bristles. The packaging has been constructed using tree-free paper and vegetable-based inks. And, with every new product innovation, the brand endeavours to further reduce its carbon footprint. EcoTools believe that when an individual truly feels beautiful, the world becomes a more beautiful place. Blessed Financial Services offers private property loans 2020-08-05T01:19:51Z blessed-financial-services-offers-private-property-loans To most borrowers seeking non-bank finance, the world of lending beyond the major banks is largely opaque. There is no clear signage or Ikea-like how-to-put-it-together instructions to guide borrowers in the right direction to find the best fits for their needs.  While lenders have taken a cautious approach to assessing commercial property loans during Covid-19 advisory firm 'Blessed Financial Services' has seen a significant shift in demand for non-bank lending. 'In the past two weeks there has been a shift in demand for non-bank lending, however private funding can be a frightening prospect, many businesses and consumers in Australia have a distinct lack of financial literacy. Traditionally, borrowers have been supported by a familiar Australian banking system, always take advice from your Solicitor or a mortgage broker of good repute when dealing with private lenders' Blessed Financial Services managing Director Shane Reynolds said.  Blessed Financial Services have access to an exclusive range of private property loans, tailored to meet the needs of Australian businesses and investors. With a track record of success and experienced executives Blessed Financial Services is a leading authority in commercial property finance. It's business was built on repeat and a strong referral program (working with brokers, lawyers, accountants and real estate agents). With interest starting from a low 8 per cent and loans beginning at $100,000 and capped at $20 million+ per loan our products allow borrowers to further opportunities to expand their private property portfolios in the retail, commercial, industrial and residential sectors, 'Our doors are open to developers looking for non-bank construction finance alternatives'. Blessed Financial Services is recognised as have a leading B2B national brokerage service, providing brokers, referrers and businesses Australia-wide with access to over 450 lenders, along with having their own private lending division.  If you are a broker or referrer and require assistance writing a commercial loan Blessed Financial Services offers accredited brokers generous commissions and incentives for genuine referrals, and brokered deals, join hundreds of other brokers and partner with one of Australia’s leading non-bank solutions. Blessed Financial Services is hiring for key national roles in analysis, support and delivery given the uptick in demand.  If you would like to find out more about the range of private property loans available from Blessed Financial Services, you can contact the company today on 1800 592 338 and speak to one of their brokers. For further information you can visit their website at: www.blessedfinancialservices.com.au.  Business Critical Two Way Radio Communications - Consider these Accessories 2020-08-05T01:17:12Z business-critical-two-way-radio-communications-consider-these-accessories To communicate safely and efficiently, portable two way radio accessories can be just as important as the actual radio itself. Optimizing audio performance and usability with accessories means calls can be heard first-time and hands kept free. This can make all the difference in high-risk, fast moving environments.Below are some accessories to consider and recommendations:Power Type / Recharger - What type of material is being used in the battery? This can have an large impact on talk time and longevity of the battery. MiningTelecoms director Darrell Tucker recommends a re-chargeable lithium ion battery, with at least a one year warranty. The recharger should also be an intelligent one capable of reading the optimum charging level for the battery.Carry Case - You radio should be easy to carry especially if you have it on all day. It should be easy to release the radio from the carry case and re-holster. The case should also protect the radio.Audio Options - Business critical communications require audio accessories that can be comfortably fitted to the ear, our a remote microphone clipped to a lapel. An active noise cancelling device should also be considered.Wireless or Bluetooth Options - If your line of work calls for hands-free, wireless communication options, look for a radio that has Bluetooth® connectivity. Bluetooth® accessories can then be wirelessly connected to radios.For a free guide on selecting a Portable two way radio Click here ThousandEyes Releases Inaugural Internet Performance Report, Revealing Impact of COVID-19 2020-08-05T01:16:02Z thousandeyes-releases-inaugural-internet-performance-report-revealing-impact-of-covid-19 San Francisco, 4 August 2020 - ThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, today announced the findings of its inaugural 2020 Internet Performance Report, a first-of-its-kind study of the availability and performance of Internet-related networks, including those of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), public cloud, Content Delivery Network (CDN), and Domain Name System (DNS) providers. Measuring performance over time, the report examines the impacts of changing Internet usage due to COVID-19 and how those impacts varied across different regions and providers."The Internet is inherently unpredictable and outages are inevitable even under normal conditions. However, with the overnight transition to a remote workforce, remote schooling, and remote entertainment that many countries experienced in March, we saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among Internet Service Providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers," said Angelique Medina, research author and director of product marketing at ThousandEyes. "With the Internet Performance Report, businesses can benchmark Internet performance pre and post COVID-19 and plan for a more resilient IT environment as they continue to build out infrastructures that can manage the external dependencies on cloud and Internet networks that employee and consumer experiences now rely on."Rapid adoption of cloud services, widespread use of SaaS applications, and reliance on the Internet has created business continuity risks for enterprises. ThousandEyes is an enterprise software platform that enables organisations to see the Internet like it's their own network. Based on an unmatched number of vantage points around the globe that perform billions of measurements each day to detect when traffic flows are disrupted and measure performance, ThousandEyes leverages this unique Internet intelligence to monitor and detect how Internet, cloud, and other third-party dependencies impact end-user digital experiences. Based on measurements collected between January and July 2020, the Internet Performance Report uncovers important insights into the resilience and behaviour of the global Internet, helping organizations apply a data-driven lens to their IT and business planning.Key findings from the 2020 Internet Performance Report: COVID-19 Impact Edition, include:· Global Internet disruptions saw an unprecedented rise, increasing 63% in March over January, and remained elevated through the first half of 2020 compared to pre-pandemic levels. In June, 44% more disruptions were recorded compared to January.· · ISPs in North America and APAC experienced the largest spikes in March at 65% (North America) and 99% (APAC) respectively versus January, and have since returned to levels typical of those regions. In EMEA, however, outages continue to increase month over month with 45% more disruptions in June versus January.· · ISPs were hit the hardest, while cloud provider networks demonstrated greater overall stability. Between January and July, cloud providers experienced ~400 outages globally versus more than ~4500 in ISP networks. Relative to total outages, more than 80% occurred within ISP networks and less than 10% within cloud provider networks.· · Though the total number of outages increased across all regions, impact on Internet users varied. Following pre-pandemic patterns, a larger proportion of disruptions in EMEA tend to occur during peak business hours as compared to North America, where a majority of large outages typically take place outside of traditional business hours and therefore may not have a meaningful impact on Internet users.· · Overall, the Internet held up. Despite unprecedented conditions and an increase in network disruptions, Internet-related infrastructures have held up well, suggesting overall healthy capacity, scalability, and operator agility needed to adjust to unforeseen demands. Negative performance indicators, such as traffic delay, loss, and jitter generally remained within tolerable ranges, showing no evidence of systemic network duress.· · Increased network disruptions due to operator adjustments. Many of the network disruptions observed post-February appeared to be related to network operators making more changes to their networks to compensate for changing traffic conditions.· "Initially, we saw both businesses and service providers scramble to adjust, overnight, to work-from-home environments. However now, we see a definite shift towards accommodating a more permanent scenario of serving a remote workforce," said Paul Bevan, research director, IT Infrastructure, Bloor Research. "This is creating a realignment of network infrastructure that will look very different from pre-March network platforms. The findings from ThousandEyes' research will be critical in helping organisations understand the inter-dependencies that are at play between internal and external networks, and how to strengthen IT infrastructures now that the Internet has become a core component to manage."For a complete list of findings and to learn more about the 2020 Internet Performance Report: COVID-19 Impact Edition, please download the report here: https://www.thousandeyes.com/resources/internet-performance-report-covid-19-impactLearn more: · Download the 2020 ThousandEyes Internet Performance Report: COVID-19 Impact Edition: https://www.thousandeyes.com/resources/internet-performance-report-covid-19-impact· View the infographic: Five Data-driven Insights About Internet Performance and Resilience: https://www.thousandeyes.com/resources/data-driven-insights-internet-performance-and-resilienceRegister to attend the webinar: How The Internet Responded to a Pandemic – And What It Means For Your Business taking place August 13, 2020 at 10.00 AM PDT: https://www.thousandeyes.com/webinars/how-the-internet-responded-to-pandemicRead the blog: A Tale of Two Internets: Internet Performance Pre and Post COVID-19: https://blog.thousandeyes.com/internet-performance-pre-post-covid-19/Find current job openings at ThousandEyes: https://www.thousandeyes.com/careersRead the latest ThousandEyes announcements and news coverage: https://www.thousandeyes.com/newsroom About ThousandEyesThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, delivers the only collectively powered view of the Internet enabling enterprises and service providers to work together to improve the quality of every digital experience. The ThousandEyes platform leverages data collected from an unmatched fleet of vantage points throughout the global Internet, from within data centres and VPCs and on end user devices to expose key dependencies that impact digital service delivery, empowering businesses to see, understand and improve how their customers and employees experience any digital website, application or service. ThousandEyes is central to the global operations of the world's largest and fastest growing brands, including 150+ of the Global 2000, 80+ of the Fortune 500, 6 of the 7 top US banks, and 20 of the 25 top SaaS companies. For more information, visit: http://www.thousandeyes.com or follow us on Twitter at @ThousandEyes.ENDS HealthEngine Releases Report on Australia's Uptake of Telehealth 2020-08-05T00:37:58Z healthengine-releases-report-on-australia-s-uptake-of-telehealth Perth, 5 August 2020:  While COVID-19 served as a catalyst for the uptake of telehealth, a new report from HealthEngine provides a snapshot of the early telehealth experience from across Australia and the opportunities ahead.  As the leading healthcare and telehealth destination, HealthEngine identified learnings and insights from its work to help connect GP and patients via telehealth. Topline learnings included: ●      Continuity of Care: Most people looked to their regular GP or local provider first for telehealth ●      GPs Turning to Telehealth: 1 in 4 GP practices on HealthEngine offered telehealth ●      After Hours Care: GPs from four dedicated virtual care groups covered 92% of late night appointments ●      Telehealth Generation: Millennials accounted for 43% of telehealth use ●      Top 3 States for Telehealth Adoption: ACT, WA and NSW ●      Top 5 Cities for Telehealth Use: Bathhurst (NSW), Nowra-Bomaderry (NSW), Busselton (WA), Rockhampton (QLD) and Wollongong (NSW) ●      Phone vs Video: Majority of appointments via phone, but some patients want more video The Uptake of Telehealth: HealthEngine Insights Report is available at https://hepress.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Uptake-of-Telehealth-HealthEngine-Insights.pdf  and brings together findings from The Uptake of Telehealth Dashboard and a post-telehealth appointment patient/consumer survey. The interactive Uptake of Telehealth Dashboard,  linked in the report, allows you to look at national data or breakdowns by state and territories, generations and/or by April-June time period. Dr Marcus Tan, CEO of HealthEngine said, “Creating more access to telehealth for people across Australia builds on HealthEngine’s belief in the power of connectivity, simplicity and the ability for positive patient experiences to create better healthcare outcomes. With recent telehealth reforms announced and continued reviews ahead, we hope the report contributes to the conversation on the future of telehealth and its role in filling healthcare gaps due to timing, location, situation or patient’s choice during or beyond the pandemic.”  -ENDS- RUBRIK RECOGNISED AS A LEADER IN GARTNER 2020 MAGIC QUADRANT FOR DATA CENTRE BACKUP AND RECOVERY SOLUTIONS 2020-08-05T00:30:40Z rubrik-recognised-as-a-leader-in-gartner-2020-magic-quadrant-for-data-centre-backup-and-recovery-solutions SYDNEY, 5 August 2020 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its July 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions. Rubrik was positioned furthest for completeness of vision for its product portfolio. “Rubrik has remained steadfast in driving rapid innovation for our customers, and we believe being named a Leader in the 2020 Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions market is a testament to Rubrik’s market leadership and the robust enterprise demand for Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management solution,” said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Rubrik. “We will continue to develop leading solutions for enterprises and governments around the globe, and help businesses transform into Data-Forward Enterprises that can leverage their data to capitalise on market opportunities and improve business results.”Data is eating the world, with every industry and organisation facing an explosive growth of data as software usage increases and cloud adoption proliferates. With Rubrik’s market-leading solution, Rubrik Cloud Data Management, enterprises can simplify application availability, recover quickly from ransomware, and manage sensitive data risk. The Rubrik platform eliminates the need for disparate tools and disjointed processes required to address IT resilience, hybrid multi-cloud and automation, enabling businesses to securely backup, recover, mobilise and govern data anywhere. Over 2,500 customers around the world trust Rubrik to protect, automate and govern their applications at massive scale in one seamless fabric across data centres and clouds. Rubrik enables breakthrough simplicity, speed and savings for the enterprise, and serves 3 of 4 Fortune 100 telecom companies, 2 of 4 Fortune 100 defence and aerospace companies, 2 of 3 Fortune 100 specialty retailers and 4 of 5 Fortune 100 insurance companies.Download the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery SolutionsGartner DisclaimerGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.About RubrikRubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and clouds. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.Rubrik is a registered trademark of Rubrik, Inc. Other marks may be trademarks of their respective owners. ResearchMaster selected to partner with Curtin University to deliver Research Management Solution 2020-08-04T23:11:03Z researchmaster-selected-to-partner-with-curtin-university-to-deliver-research-management-solution Following a comprehensive tender process and technology scoping workshop, Curtin University (Curtin) has announced ResearchMaster as their chosen supplier to deliver its Research Management Solution (RMS).  Seeking critical enabling technology to deliver on their vision to grow demand-driven and researcher-driven projects, Curtin will partner with ResearchMaster to implement an end-to-end RMS streamlining the research management lifecycle. Nicole O’Connor, Director of Research Services & Systems at Curtin University said ResearchMaster’s proven track record in supporting Australian institutions, together with its significant investment in RME, will provide real benefits for the University.   “Given the many external factors currently impacting the tertiary sector, investing in technology to automate core processes, enhance transparency and streamline operations is key to supporting improved efficiency and business outcomes for Curtin,” Ms O’Connor said . Group Chief Executive Officer, Declan Ryan said Curtin are replacing bespoke grants management technology with a robust Research Management System. “We are pleased to partner with Curtin to deliver an end-to-end research management solution.  Through robust integration, we’ll offer a single point of reference for all aspects of research and revolutionise the user experience by providing researchers the ability to self-manage their projects.” Mr Ryan said. ResearchMaster’s leading enterprise solution ResearchMaster Enterprise (RME) is the most comprehensive RMS in the Australasian market. It is a highly automated, fully integrated, system which has been designed, developed and is supported in Australia. The project will be delivered in a phased approach with the first phase due to commence in 2020. Curtin has chosen a SaaS delivery model with the solution hosted in Database Consultants Australia’s and ResearchMaster’s Australian Data Centre. For more information contact: Kristy Cook (03) 8317 8175 or communications@data.com.au About ResearchMaster ResearchMaster is a DCA, Database Consultants Australia, company – leaders in innovative data solutions for businesses, governments and higher education institutions. We specialise in technology, data optimisation and are experts in IoT software innovations, database development, data management, and hosting and data assurance services. Our research management system gives our clients and their researchers the data management, collection and reporting tools they require to more effectively manage higher education research. Proudly Australian owned, our 350+ passionate employees and local development team are dedicated to turning our client’s ideas into commercial reality; we empower our people to make a difference. About Curtin University Curtin University is a world-class, global university known for its high-impact research and strong industry partnerships. Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, with the University placed 9th in Australia according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019. The University has built a reputation around innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, being at the forefront of many high-profile research projects in astronomy, biosciences, economics, mining and information technology.   New “FREE” udStream 3D Data Visualisation Launch a Great Success! 2020-08-04T23:00:35Z new-free-udstream-3d-data-visualisation-launch-a-great-success-1 Two weeks ago, due to market demand, Euclideon launched its new Free 3D data visualisation product called udStream. The new model is experiencing tremendous take-up and has been a great success, with hundreds of users already on board. Euclideon udStream is designed to help a large volume of users manage their work on 3D digital assets. UdStream is a new fast Free tool that enables breathtaking visualisations of massive point cloud data that can be streamed or stored locally. It provides the ability to stream, share and visualise massive point-cloud data files previously thought to be ‘too big’ to visualise. udStream helps customers with their workflow, collaboration, and project management opportunities with a ‘game-changing’ data visualisation tool. udStream content creators can easily share projects across the entire business as well as with their external customers - allowing deeper project collaboration, enhanced workflows and ‘one version of the truth’. udStream simply handles and brings to life massive 3D point-cloud data visualisation at speeds previously unimagined. With continuous growth, Euclideon services customers in a multitude of industries such as mining, rail, roads, bathymetry, defence, geospatial, oil and gas, government and many more. As well as partnering with major industry leaders such as Unity, Reigl, Aerometrex, Siemens, Esri, Austmine and Leica, with udStream being the medium for digital twin visualisation. To sign up and use udStream Free, or for more information, please visit the company website www.euclideon.com Impact Releases Tactical Guide for Optimising and Driving Revenue Growth from Partnership Automation Programmes 2020-08-04T21:54:29Z impact-releases-tactical-guide-for-optimising-and-driving-revenue-growth-from-partnership-automation-programmes Sydney & Melbourne, August 5, 2020—Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, today released a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study, Smooth the Partnership Journey by Learning from high-maturity companies, provides a set of actionable next steps for optimisation, fully tailored to the maturity level of the individual programme. The World Trade Organisation cites that 75 percent of world trade flows indirectly: not through direct selling but through channels, partnerships and alliances. Impact’s commissioned study confirms that partnerships remain a significant revenue generator with29 percent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) decision makers estimating a 20 percent or greater year-over-year revenue growth rate for 2019 from their partnership channel sales. “Partnerships are an increasingly significant driver of enterprise growth. The question is no longer ‘if’ or ‘why’ – it’s ‘how do you put a programme into action?’ What insights can new partnership programmes apply from those who have been forging the path?” said Michael Head, Chief Partnerships Officer, Impact. “This study provides partnership professionals a window into the methodologies of the most successful programmes, down to the benchmark partner mix by vertical or tactical recommendations for each stage.” The study found that there are seven phases within a partnership lifecycle with each phase having different goals and objectives depending on the maturity of the program. The seven phases are: Planning, Discovery and Recruitment, Contracting and Payouts, Tracking, Engaging, Protecting and Monitoring, and Optimisation., The study recommends a different approach within each phase for high- versus low-maturity programmes. Low maturity programmes are often new programmes, with a siloed approach and limited automation capabilities. High maturity partnership programmes are defined as those that cover a wide breadth of partnership types and take a coordinated/de-siloed strategy and approach to their partnerships, standardising how they manage all types of partnerships through a unified life cycle that runs with automation technology that lets them scale their program and accelerate its growth. The study found a number of high-level insights that are true across all phases and for programs of all maturities: Planning is challenging across the board. It is the second most challenging phase behind Discovery and Recruitment for high maturity companies and behind Optimisation for low maturity companies.Maturity = Growth. The maturity of an organisation makes a difference in revenue: a quarter of high maturity companies get 25 percent or more of their overall company revenue from partnerships, in contrast to only 14 percent of low maturity companies.Partner Mix and Scale. Programmes mature as the type of partners are diversified and the scope of the programme scales: low maturity firms have often been reliant on traditional affiliates, while average maturity firms have partnered with a wider variety of partner types.Julianne Kiider, Tuft & Needle Affiliate and Influencer Manager commented “Since working with Impact, our affiliate program has grown to be a fully scaled ecosystem of diverse partnership types that generate incremental revenue. Automation was key to the process; once we automated the more tedious phases, we were able to reallocate that time to relationship building and expanding our strategic efforts.” The Smooth the Partnership Journey by Learning from high-maturity companies respondent pool was made up of marketers across all direct-to-consumer (DTC) verticals, including: retail, travel & hospitality, financial services and consumer software. About ImpactImpact is the global leader in Partnership Automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by automating the full partnership lifecycle, including: discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimisation and payment processing for enterprise partnerships. Impact’s Partnership Cloud™ manages over $50B in e-commerce sales and processes over $2B per year in payments to partners. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as Bass Pro Shops, Fanatics, Getty Images, Lenovo, Levi’s, Techstyle and Ticketmaster. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA in 2008, Impact has grown to over 500 employees and twelve offices worldwide. To learn more visit www.impact.com. ContactsSue RalstonEinsteinz CommunicationsPh: +61 02 8905 0995sue@einsteinz.com.au Profit above public safety 2020-08-04T11:47:51Z profit-above-public-safety Dear Editor, Under Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria we cannot have a haircut, exercise for more than an hour, or buy food after 8.00pm. Why, then, is dog racing still permitted? According to the Premier, shutting down the industry would present "significant animal welfare issues." What can we take from this statement, apart from assuming that a greyhound who no longer makes money for his or her "guardian" is going to be neglected, abandoned, or killed? After all, this is an industry that railed against legislation requiring them to provide dogs with enriching toys, claiming this "anthropomorphised" greyhounds. Greyhound trainers have previously been exposed for dumping dogs in mass graves, and live-baiting small animals. I am the proud fur-grandpa of two rescued greyhounds. These loving, quirky individuals spent their early lives cut off from natural pleasures like play, socialisation, and regular walks. One of them was confined to a cage for most of the day, and forced to live in her own waste. Her only exercise was being chained to a walking machine. The other dog has badly-worn teeth from chewing on the bars of her cage, and anxiety issues that are only now settling after years in a loving home. The cruel practices of this patently non-essential business should not be permitted in a State of Disaster, or any state at all. This exemption to the lockdown only serves to prove that racing industries put profit above anything else – including public safety. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia 1a Henderson St Northcote 3070 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au That’ll be the phone, Reg 2020-08-04T10:08:36Z that-ll-be-the-phone-reg-1 PHONES ringing out, phone lines busy, transferred calls abandoned and active sales calls hitting the dreaded ‘dial this for service and that for sales’ is costing dealers tens of thousands of dollars a month in lost sales, according to James O’Neill, the CEO of WildJar, one of Australia’s leading call tracking and phone management systems. Speaking with GoAutoNews Premium, as part of our Dealer Talks podcast series with Gumtree Cars, Mr O’Neill said dealers spend vast sums of money driving buyers to their businesses but are still missing many of the phone calls they are generating with ‘hot’ buyers on the other end. The worst ‘sins’ are buyers met with engaged signals meaning there are not enough lines and phones ringing out suggesting there are not enough people manning phones. “Across the board, we find dealers are still missing 15 percent of phone calls and another 10 percent of calls are being abandoned during the call transfer process,” Mr O’Neill said. “There is a huge hole when a call is transferred from reception to a salesperson and that salesperson is not at their desk and the customer is on hold for one minute or two minutes and they hang up. That is 10 percent abandoned. “So in total that means 25 percent of calls into a business are being missed.” He said that WildJar calculates that missed calls  and abandoned calls cost a dealership $260 a time. “We looked at Deloitte’s $2,600 gross profit per car and we know 1 in 10 calls into a dealership results in a sale. Lets keep it really simple and we know that every call you miss is $260. “We know a metro dealer who received 2,100 phone calls in one month and missed 390 which is 18.4 per cent. So the monthly revenue impact was about $100,000 based on the Deloitte number.” Mr O’Neill said that, when a customer calls, dealers need to be ready to help them buy because they are ready to buy. “There are so many improvements and efficiencies dealers can do internally just on getting the call flow and call handling correct and by answering the call at the right time. “Dealers spend so much money at the front end to drive lead enquires and, when the customers pick up the phone and call, we know that callers convert at around a 15 percent higher rate than the online lead enquiry ‘form fills’. “A dealer salesperson might send a video out to a customer via SMS; they have done a video walkaround of the car, and that creates direct engagement with the customer. “But that connection is broken when the customer calls the main dealership landline and is greeted with the usual Press 1 for Service, 2 for parts, 3 for sales and the experience around that is not good. The dealership needs to know at that point that the customer has just watched a video and treat them as such. “How our business works is that we have unique phone numbers within advertising. So we know the customer is calling from a particular medium; in this case calling from a video they have just watched. “Rather than sending the customer to a phone queue, we send them to the sales person or we set up a hunt group where we set up a multi-call to call all your sales people at the one time so they know that this is a sales engagement. “When they pick up the phone we ‘whisper’ to the salesperson that this customer/lead is from your YouTube video ad or this is a lead from a video the dealer has sent out to them. So the salesperson knows how to respond to the phone call before they speak to that customer. “When dealers are getting these calls buyers are ready to purchase. They have done their research and, by not answering correctly, you interrupt their progress. “Dealers, on an aggregate level, are still quite poor at handling calls. ‘You know this customer is looking at your inventory page so send them to the right people at the right time and improve that customer process – and invest more in the people that are answering the calls because we found that even if they are just polite on a call it is improving conversion levels. “Customers like to interact. They do all their research online, go to classified sites, choose brands on local dealer websites, when they are ready to purchase, they are picking up the phone and calling. “When they do call, the customer is highly engaged.” Mr O’Neill said that WildJar’s experience across 600 dealerships of all brands and locations shows there is a remarkably small number of people who call more than one dealership. “We only see two percent  of cross calling – which is a customer calling two or more dealerships. James O’Neill “Two percent is very low. So if a customer is calling your dealership, they want that dealership. They do not want to go to the next dealership a few suburbs away. “That is why giving each customer a fantastic and memorable first impression over the phone is now more important than ever, as these consumers who are calling you are ready to buy,” he said. “So the data that we are seeing is that once they have chosen a brand and chosen a dealership location, they are willing to give that dealer the opportunity to speak to them. “Once they call you they are ready to talk to you, they are ready to purchase, they are as hot as a lead could be. So you need to treat them that way. “But first of all you need to answer the call.” To learn more about the WildJar visit WildJar.com or call 1300 317 533 About WildJar   WildJar helps businesses become wildly successful by providing cutting edge voice and SMS solutions. Founded in 2016, WildJar has helped more than 4,000 companies worldwide drive revenue and connect their customer’s journey online to their purchasing behaviour offline. Finally, businesses and marketers have complete attribution and analytics to measure call outcomes and ROI. With WildJar’s Voice Platform, businesses get granular campaign attribution to understand why customers are calling, real-time intelligence about who’s calling and analyse what’s being said during conversations to improve outcomes.