The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-12-09T04:54:14Z Safetyline Jalousie Announce Partnership with Darley Aluminium 2019-12-09T04:54:14Z safetyline-jalousie-announce-partnership-with-darley-aluminium Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are proud to officially announce their partnership with leading Australian distributor of aluminium, Darley Aluminium.   As part of the agreement, Darley Aluminium is now distributing Safetyline Jalousie Louvre windows to 2000 aluminium fabricators across Australia.   Its a win-win for the family-owned businesses, with Safetyline Jalousie Director, Leigh Rust expecting a potential increase in sales by 25% over the next two years.   "Our partnership with Darley has essentially doubled our salesforce," said Leigh." "With access to additional sales reps across Australia, we have the potential to quadruple our reach."   As industry leaders, Safetyline Jalousie is yet to be challenged as the manufacturers of the highest performing Louvre window in the world, in all key metrics.   “Darley Aluminium share the same passion for excellence in designing and distributing window and door systems which offer superior performance and style," said Leigh.  "It's one of the main reasons why we pursued this partnership."   Traditionally, Safetyline Jalouse's business model has been focused on driving the market from the top down but with the new partnership in place, Darley will drive growth from the bottom up.   Darley Aluminium has been designing and distributing window systems for more than 23-years and is a leading distributor of aluminium extrusion products and associated components used in residential, commercial and industrial applications.   Darley’s CEO, Nick Fazzolari wants to continue being a leader in the aluminium industry and part of his plan involved partnering with like-minded businesses like Safetyline Jalousie.   “Safetlyline Jalousie manufactures high-quality products known for their high performance and we are pleased we can now offer this product to our customers.” Said Nick.   A family-owned and operated business, Darley’s systems are designed locally in Australia and manufactured by one of the largest aluminium extrusion factories in China.    With four warehouses Australia wide, high-quality window systems and manufacturing options, Darley can provide the complete solution.    To place an order or find out more, customers can speak to their Account Managers or contact their local Darley branch – For more information about this new distributor partnership, please contact Darley Aluminium; Marketing Manager: Maria Babic on 0404 946 622 or or Safetlyline Jalousie Media Contact, Amanda Williams on 0414 605 850 or    Panache Exhibitions Mumbai Has Witnessed an Impressive Growth in Exhibition Stall Designing 2019-12-06T05:23:55Z panache-exhibitions-mumbai-has-witnessed-an-impressive-growth-in-exhibition-stall-designing Exhibitions are like a huge marketplace to promote and sell your products and services. Today both big and small businesses are aiming to reach the target audience through high quality and compelling exhibition stalls. There is no dearth of exhibition stall designers in Mumbai offering exhibition stall designing services to clients. But everyone is not a leader in this area! Panache Exhibitions is a leading exhibition stall fabricator in Mumbai that has witnessed an impressive growth in the area of exhibition stall designing. From concept and ideas to installation, they provide turnkey solutions to their client and execute everything with dedication and perfection. The core objective of an exhibition stall is to communicate the essence of your brand and capture the interests of the audience. Panache Exhibitions completely understands this and thinks through every aspect while designing your exhibition stall. Whether you are planning to participate in an exhibition in India or abroad, these exhibitions stand builders can help you stand out and make the mark. The CEO of Panache exhibitions says " We make your exhibition stand design process smooth and cost effective. With years of experience, we have designed, manufactured and installed exhibition stands across a wide range of industries. Considering the intense competition, we always strive to deliver fresh, innovative, professional design and fabrication services to meet your specific needs." Panache has an experienced and qualified creative team comprising of over 40 employees. All of them are specialized craftsmen who have a sound knowledge of various industries. Throughout the exhibition stall designing process, the team uses state of the art facilities and infrastructure and keeps the clients up to date to render the best output. They deliver a smooth and hassle free experience and work out the best ideas to speed up business generation. Presently the company is working with a range of enthusiastic vendors and partners across the globe and helps you avoid many headaches and obstacles that would cost you your time. They make sure that your exhibition stall designing process is simplified, smooth and successful ensuring you peace of mind. If you are looking for an end-to-end solution that saves you time and money, the team is the best team to trust upon. Bio - Panache Exhibitions is an award winning 360 degree exhibition stall designer in Mumbai. The company has a prolific track record of designing unique and excellent exhibition stall designs to promote your business and the products and services that you offer. Presently they are serving major Indian and International brands and industries to help them grow your customer base. Established in 2010, Panache Exhibitions has come a long way catering to the specific needs of clients. For more information, visit: Follow us on: Genius downlight with an emission hole as small as a 20 mm hole 2019-12-04T06:23:38Z genius-downlight-with-an-emission-hole-as-small-as-a-20-mm-hole ·       Enables easy maintenance, with an innovative push-pull mechanism from the light emission hole to change the globe ·       The Genius Concrete and Genius Naked are market leading in doing such a tiny yet powerful downlight.       Made of AirCoral® an innovative non-allergenic material combining natural and aggregating elements  The Buzzi & Buzzi Genius downlight is a new breed of discreet architectural lighting, with a 20 mm diameter hole that disappears into the recessed ceiling space.  No more ugly large size downlights that create a ‘runway’ effect when on. The name ‘Genius ‘ responds to satisfying the customer demands of creating ambient light effects, creating the desired mood, together with the best performance in a mix of architectural spaces. There are 10 different versions of the Genius downlight, with the lumen and size varies depending on the design. The small downlight punches out as much as 800 lm. The Genius range includes white (that is painted into the ceiling colour), black, brass, round, square, curved, slope, dim to warm, dynamic and twin versions. Install in all surfaces, including but not limited to wood, marble, metal and concrete. The lighting body is pre-mounted on the cladding panel and is installed on materials with a thickness from 5 mm to 20 mm and in a cavity of 80 mm. The Genius range has an IP20 protection grade but also includes the Genius Naked IP65 that is used in bathroom and outdoor applications. The maintenance of the light bulb is a simple manual gesture, thanks to the push-pull mechanism which makes it easy to extract and replace the LED source. If no maintenance hatch is included in the lighting design for competing downlights essentially the ceiling is destroyed to access the downlight and or the downlight housing is fully replaced.     Pierluigi Gambacorti, Gineico Lighting Director and Buzzi & Buzzi National distributor says, "The innovative push-pull mechanism from the light emission hole, is only 20 mm wide, as big as a $2 dollar coin. The Genius downlight becomes the feature with the hole disappearing when the light is off”.  “Changing the downlight is cutting edge in the downlight community, in that it has a push pull mechanism to change the bulb, long term cheaper for your architectural and interior design client”. Pierluigi says, "Our architects, interior designers and lighting engineers are using it for both domestic and commercial residences as it is practical and easy for Electricians on projects to install. This is Italian designer lighting at its best. The high-quality workmanship and the luminaire housing are stand out features”. The downlight is made in Coral®, an innovative material conceived by Buzzi & Buzzi, combining good design and a combination of natural and aggregating elements that make it extremely resistant to high temperatures, knocks, scratches fire resistance and thermal shock. As a result, the product has a strong affinity with the environment, is inert, totally non-allergic and dust repellent. Josh Watt from award-winning interior design firm Hecker Guthrie has specified the Genius range in a Melbourne townhouse. Finding they provided an understated solution to the general lighting. Josh Watt, from Hecker Guthrie described the use of the Genius, "The basic round is a remarkable fitting, almost entirely concealed it provides a huge amount of light through a tiny aperture. Only drawing attention to itself because it’s so inconspicuous, it leaves the ceiling clean of visible function. I think what we love about it is its only statement is its remarkable size, plus it offers a family of fittings providing for wet areas as well.” Specialists in sourcing architectural designer Italian lighting dealing only with brands that model the perfect marriage between design and functionality.  Gineico Lighting crafts and curates bespoke lighting solutions in a variety of spaces for commercial and residential clients. Gineico's experienced lighting consultants work closely with the architects, interior designers, and lighting engineers to meet the budget and visual requirements of that space and design ethos. All Gineico Lighting is designed and made in Italy.  For further information or if you would like to help us, please contact us via email and for more information, visit Stonewood Homes exceptional craftsmanship cements House of the Year win 2019-12-02T06:31:12Z stonewood-homes-exceptional-craftsmanship-cements-house-of-the-year-win Hein & Nikki Mackay always planned to make their new Beachlands home something special, but they never imagined the Scandi inspired property would take out the prestigious title of House of the Year.   Winning the Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000 category, the Mackay’s partnered with builders Jeff Wilson and Jean Dougherty of Stonewood Homes Auckland East to bring the family’s vision for their new forever home to life. “It is quite a surreal feeling to win,” Mr Mackay said. “The family is so excited.” Self-titled ‘Beautiful Chaos’ by the family of five, it is the couple’s third home build and was a customisation of an existing Stonewood home design Lakeview Gable Custom Design. “We are ‘house nerds’ and we love to create things you can’t get in an existing home. When we decided to move to Beachlands we visited a Stonewood display home and the level of craftsmanship really stood out and is why we trusted them to build for us, even though it was the first time we had used a volume builder.” Stonewood Homes Auckland East General Manager and Owner Jean Dougherty said it was a pleasure to create the home for the Mackay’s who deserved much of the kudos for the win. “Every aspect of ‘Beautiful Chaos’ was well-considered by the couple,” she said. “They are a great team, who plan meticulously, and the result is an amazing award-winning home. “It would be remiss of me not to thank our team though, as it is their brilliant craftsmanship, attention to detail and care for providing exceptional service that makes the House of the Year award a reality. We are so proud to be acknowledged by the industry and deliver families amazing homes like this one!”    Described as an entertainer’s paradise, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s showpiece is a large open plan kitchen and living hub that leads to an expansive outdoor area featuring a wraparound deck and large swimming pool, ideal for summer fun and enjoying winter sun. “There was a lot of time spent on making sure the home could take full advantage of a north facing perspective. It was all about being able to take advantage of the Kiwi lifestyle all year round,” Mrs Dougherty explained. An ode to Scandi, the white on white colour scheme keeps things sleek and simple, enhancing the light, bright feel achieved through raked ceilings and large glass bifold doors. Wood-plank flooring adds texture and flow out to the deck. A mix of classic weatherboard and modern plaster cladding created beautiful road appeal for the 243sqm home. Stonewood franchisee Jeff Wilson, who has operated the business for a decade, said it was a career highlight to win House of the Year. “It is a very special moment for Stonewood. To get this prize is a big achievement, I can relax now,” joked Mr Wilson. “Seriously though, it is pretty cool to be at the top of your game and be recognised for it. We pride ourselves on the quality of our builds and this award just proves what we have always delivered. “‘Beautiful Chaos’ is an exceptional house that from the moment you walk in leads you on surprise after surprise. We are grateful to Hein and Nikki for entrusting us to make it a reality for them.”   Mr Mackay praised the builders for their craftsmanship and making the process so easy. “The team were excellent and every aspect of the build from start to finish was pretty flawless. It certainly gets easier each time you build but this was the first time we had used a group volume builder before but the process with Stonewood Homes was so easy and fun. We have recommended them to a couple of friends already who have built with them too. “We love our home and couldn’t be happier with it. Jean, Jeff and the team deserve the win.” Mr Mackay offered advice to anyone considering building a new home. “You have to be clear on what you want from a house and how you want to live. You need to consider every space and how it will be used now and in the future. “Work with your builder, trust them, they are the experts. Open communication is the key. A good builder will keep you informed and plan the build meticulously. You should know what is happening at every stage. “Be open to change because sometimes you realise things or want to change something through the process. And finally, always allow a little extra budget to accommodate your changes.” Winning House of the Year has topped off a huge year for Jeff and Jean and the Stonewood Auckland East team with House of the Year being the sixth accolade the company has claimed this year. The builders also proudly achieved:   ·       Gold: Award & Category Winner:   Volume Group Housing New Home $450k-$750K ·       Silver Award Winner:  Volume Group Housing New Home $450k to $750K ·       Silver Award Winner:  Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450K ·       Bronze Award Winner: Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450K More than 370 homes were judged as part of the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year Awards by a team of industry experts. In its 27th year, House of the Year celebrates innovation and quality in building across a wide range of house styles and budgets. You can view images of the winning House of the Year at Visit About Stonewood Homes Stonewood Homes is one of New Zealand’s largest group home builders, with a network of franchisees proudly building homes across New Zealand.  A well-established name, synonymous with quality home building, and with 30 years of unparalleled experience and expertise, Stonewood have built well over 6,000 homes for Kiwi families. JFK Construction Display Home In Perth Now Open 2019-11-28T08:15:55Z jfk-construction-display-home-in-perth-now-open JFK Construction have recently completed their brand new display home in Perth.  The stylish and modern JFK Construction display home is situated at their Rivervale offices so you can speak to their home building team and have a wander through the gorgeous new display home at the same time.    JFK Construction Display Home – The Vale     The new display home from JFK Construction is called The Vale and they believe it clearly demonstrates the quality and craftsmanship that the team at JFK Construction are renowned for.  They've designed a beautiful home that’s packed with innovative design features that aren’t just visually stunning but practical as well.  The house is also fully furnished to help you imagine what your life could look like if you choose JFK Construction as your custom home builder in Perth.    Key Features Of JFK Construction's New Display Home    Some of the key features of The Vale include:  - Ensuite to the spacious master bedroom - His and her walk in robes in the master bedroom - Huge front balcony - Separate games room - Large open plan living area - Combined scullery/laundry - Central courtyard area - Bespoke kitchen with large breakfast bar - Separate powder room Earlier in September JFK Construction were excited to welcome the team from Home In WA to our display home where they filmed a short segment about the company.  They subsequently made their TV debut on 21 September on Channel 7.  If you missed the show, you can find it on catch up on the Channel 7 app.   Visit The New JFK Construction Display Home In Perth    The JFK Construction display home is open for you to visit every weekend from 11:00 to 17:00.  Weekday viewings are by appointment – call them on 08 9355 1788 to arrange your viewing of their stunning new display home in Rivervale today.  You can also contact them online. DOWNSIZERS REVERSE TREND BY SEEKING OUT LARGE FOUR BEDROOM APARTMENTS TO UPSIZE LIFESTYLES 2019-11-27T00:39:32Z downsizers-reverse-trend-by-seeking-out-large-four-bedroom-apartments-to-upsize-lifestyles Downsizers moving into the next phase of their lives are now seeking larger living spaces to retain the comforts of a family home, while still pursuing an apartment for low-maintenance, secure and convenient lifestyles. This shift towards upsizing rather than downsizing is beginning to snap up supply of the already limited quality three and four-bedroom apartments in Brisbane, says Maasra Apartments Marketing Manager and TOTAL Property Group Managing Director Adrian Parsons. “The current wave of downsizers are people entering the empty nest stage who are selling up their family homes in the suburbs for a more active inner-urban lifestyle,” he said. “Owner-occupiers are recognising the unique opportunity presented by Maasra Apartments’ large four-bedroom apartments, especially considering recent reports from BIS Oxford Economics that predict Brisbane apartments are set to increase in value by 14% over the next three years.” Maasra Apartments in Coorparoo has been designed in response to owner-occupier demand for more bedrooms, larger living areas, enough space to comfortably entertain friends, as well as generous parking facilities, which appealed to Brisbane couple Graham and Dianne Slennett-Roberts. The former Brisbane radio personality and retired businessman Graham Slennett-Roberts and his wife of 51 years already downsized once from their family home into a smaller house after their children left home around 20 years ago. Now the couple is preparing to change their lifestyle in a brand new four-bedroom apartment at Maasra to enjoy a whole new level of freedom that apartment living provides. “As we enter the next stage of our lives, we really don’t want to be worrying about looking after the gardens or maintaining a house and yard,” Mr Slennett-Roberts said. “We saw Maasra Apartments and our first impression was that it will be a fabulous apartment building, but what really got us in was the opportunity to buy a large four-bedroom unit. “It is outstanding, you don’t often see a unit that size with four bedrooms, so that really impressed us.  “At different times in your life you’ve got to look at what you want to do and how to make it happen. We thought Maasra was an excellent opportunity and we took it.” Maasra Apartments is a $96 million luxury mixed-use residential building being developed by Karam Group in Brisbane’s city-fringe suburb Coorparoo, with 102 apartments across eight floors featuring a secure 328-space car park, four elevators providing a high lift-to-apartment ratio and luxury resort-style amenities exclusive to residents. “Now that construction is underway our team is fielding a high level of interest in the remaining available units and have noticed there is a sense of urgency due to a limited availability of quality owner-occupier apartment stock,” Mr Parsons said. “Importantly, with BIS Oxford Economics predicting Brisbane will outpace all capital cities as the residential market in Australia recovers from the downturn, and with off-the-plan prices for a three-bedroom apartment at Maasra starting at $755,000, they won’t remain available for long,” he said. Maasra’s two, three and four-bedroom apartments are available in a variety of floor plans designed to offer contemporary living and are priced from $435,000 to $1.7 million. Designed by award-winning, Brisbane architect firm HAL Architects to reflect a sense of community and place, Maasra Apartments features a podium recreational space with multiple entertainment areas, including a 25-metre pool with timber decking, sun beds, beautiful landscaped surrounds, a residents’ lounge, a gymnasium, as well as boutique retail on the ground floor and commercial office space on level one. Maasra Apartments is just 4km from Brisbane City, centrally located in Coorparoo on the corner of St Leonards Street and Holdsworth Street, with cafés, restaurants, cinemas and boutique shops within walking distance, as well as easy access to public transport facilities and road networks. For sales information go to, phone TOTAL Property Group on 1300 393 855 or visit Maasra Apartments’ sales and display centre, open 10am-4pm seven days a week, on the corner of Holdsworth Street and St Leonards Street, Coorparoo. Construction Workers Most Likely to Use Cocaine and Opioids 2019-11-25T08:56:29Z construction-workers-most-likely-to-use-cocaine-and-opioids Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other industries, according to new American research. The study from New York University, which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found construction workers were the most likely of all occupations to use cocaine and misuse prescription opioids, as well as the second most likely to use marijuana. The construction, mining, and extraction industries are among the largest sectors in the United States, and researchers say injuries from repetitive, strenuous work can often lead to treatment or self-treatment with pain medication such as marijuana or opioids. NYU College of Global Public Health associate professor, and study lead author, Danielle Ompad, said construction workers are at “an increased risk for drug use, which makes them vulnerable to work-related injuries or even overdose deaths.” “It makes sense that we see higher rates of construction workers using pain-relieving substances such as opioids and marijuana, given the labor-intensive nature of their work and high rates of injuries.” In the study, researchers analysed a decade of data (2005-2014) from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from nearly 300,000 participants. Results from the 17,000 construction, extraction, and mining workers were then compared to those working in 13 other occupations. Participants were asked about their employment and workplace drug policies, as well as whether they used drugs including marijuana and cocaine within the past month. They were also asked about their use of opioids for nonmedical reasons, such as taking opioids not prescribed to them or taking them only for the experience of getting high. The researchers found that, compared to all other professions, construction workers had the highest prevalence of misusing prescription opioids (3.4 per cent vs. 2 per cent) and cocaine use (1.8 per cent vs. 0.8 per cent). Construction workers also had the second-highest prevalence of marijuana use after those in service jobs (12.3 per cent vs. 12.4 per cent, compared with 7.5 per cent in non-construction occupations). The researchers also observed that having unstable work or missing work was linked to being more likely to use drugs, and that workplace drug policies were more “protective” against marijuana use than the use of cocaine or misuse of prescription opioids. For employers, it is important to note that workplace alcohol testing, drug testing during the hiring process, random drug testing, and working for an employer that fires employees with a positive drug test were all associated with lower odds of marijuana use. “In the high-risk settings of construction work, where safely handling hazardous equipment is critical for reducing harms for workers, drug testing and other workplace substance use policies may play a role in protecting workers. However, not all marijuana and opioid use is problematic and drug testing cannot distinguish recreational use from medical use. Thus, strict workplace drug policies also have the potential to harm companies and reduce employment opportunities for workers,” said Ompad. “Coupled with reports of high overdose mortality among construction workers, our findings suggest that prevention and harm reduction programming is needed to prevent drug-related risks and mortality among this population.” source article here: Coolskin Aluminium Roofing from Trueline is Ideal for Patios & Carports 2019-11-25T08:27:36Z coolskin-aluminium-roofing-from-trueline-is-ideal-for-patios-amp-carports Coolskin aluminium patios from Trueline show how classic concepts can evolve into a gem of timeless design adaptable to a wide range of spaces while making cool outdoor living easier to attain. Trueline’s Coolskin Aluminium Roofing offers quality patios that will last for years to come. Crafted from high tensile marine grade aluminium, the product is rust proof and fade resistant. It comes in a wide range of colours, coated with a unique high gloss baked enamel paint to protect the roofing and ensure temperature regulation.   When designing outdoor spaces, one of the biggest decisions is in the materials that need to be used for the structure. As a source of shade and protection, it is important to choose something durable and efficient, as well as pleasing to the eye. You may also want something that requires as little maintenance as possible. Some common material choices include timber, steel and aluminium. Aluminium is one of the most popular options as it offers many advantages over other materials. One of the best things about the Coolskin Aluminium Roofing is its ability to stay cool. In comparison to steel, the aluminium patio material is 34% cooler, ideal for the harsh Australian climate. The material can also stand up to cyclonic conditions and requires fewer posts to install. It also is known for being extremely durable, lasting decades. Trueline’s aluminium products also come with a 10-year paint guarantee and 20-year base metal guarantee. This means that the product can stand up to the test of time, but still has the support of Trueline’s expert builders in case anything goes wrong. Trueline patios, carports and pergola designs can transform outdoor spaces. They apply architectural thinking and technique to go beyond ordinary in crafting patio, pergola and carport structures of exceptional quality made only of the best Australian materials. Their projects are built exclusively by their skilled professionals with specialist expertise and training to deliver high standards of workmanship and technical excellence For more information: M-Files Recognized in Gartner's 2019 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms Report 2019-11-23T01:32:02Z m-files-recognized-in-gartner-s-2019-critical-capabilities-for-content-services-platforms-report DALLAS – Nov. 18, 2019 – M-Files Corporation , the intelligent information management company, today announced that it has been recognized in Gartner Inc.'s Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. The report accompanies the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, where M-Files was positioned as a Visionary, and further evaluates M-Files features and functionalities. Both reports offer valuable insights and learnings for companies of all sizes as they review leading vendor offerings. In the Critical Capabilities report, Gartner analyzes the capabilities of 18 vendors by rating a core set of attributes. Vendors are also assessed by how well their solutions support a set of key use cases important to organizations evaluating and implementing a content services platform. “We believe M-Files’ recognition in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports confirms that our intelligent, metadata-based approach to information management is indeed shaping the future of content services platforms," said Mika Javanainen, vice president, product marketing at  M-Files. “We also feel our unique vision for intelligent information management and the depth and breadth of our innovative solution is clearly illustrated in these reports." M-Files received high scores in document management (4.21 out of 5) and records management (4.20 out of 5) use cases, and was evaluated for differentiation across 15 critical capabilities, including analytics and reporting, metadata and classification, administration, content security, content management, delivery model, capture, information governance, workflow and process, business application enablement, collaboration, platform, productivity, search and system security. Today's enterprises must manage an ever-growing volume of documents, files and data - all while adhering to strict compliance regulations and data privacy requirements. These factors, along with the influence of major trends in content services, including cloud and mobility, artificial intelligence, metadata, and Software-as-a-Service business models, are propelling leading organizations to modernize their approaches to information management in order to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce regulatory risk. According to Gartner, "The content services platform market continues to modernize with greater importance given to cloud, user experience, intelligence and configurability." When defining Metadata and Classification as a critical capability, Gartner adds, "The ability to create and manage unstructured tags is fundamental here. More advanced features enable users to define structured metadata patterns, thereby enhancing findability and the extraction of insights." The M-Files platform eliminates information silos and provides quick and easy access to data and content from any business system or device. Whether it is stored in M-Files or across other systems and repositories, information can be accessed and managed through a single view, without requiring data migration. With its open architecture, M-Files supports connectors to SharePoint, network file shares, email, file sharing services, CRM, ERP and more. M-Files also provides AI-powered solutions for Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite, offering out-of-the-box document management, compliance and governance features, all seamlessly integrated with these familiar office productivity suites. To learn more about M-Files recognition, download a complimentary copy of the 2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for Content Services Platforms here. For a complimentary download of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Content Services Platforms, visit here. *Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms” by Michael Woodbridge, Marko Sillanpaa, Lane Severson, October 30, 2019. *Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms” by Michael Woodbridge, Marko Sillanpaa, Lane Severson, October 30, 2019. Gartner 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 M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Valmet, Rovio, SAS Institute and thyssenkrupp. For more information, visit M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Network Pacific wins AREAs Game Changer of the Year Award 2019-11-22T05:18:19Z network-pacific-wins-areas-game-changer-of-the-year-award Network Pacific has been named as the Winner of the 2019 Annual REA (AREA) Excellence Award for Game Changer of the Year. The award recognises the company's position as a market leader in providing innovative products and services. According to Stephen Briffa, Managing Director of Network Pacific, “innovation is one of our core values and we are always going above and beyond to meet our client’s needs and the challenges of the industry. This is a national award that we are extremely proud to have received".  This is one of the seven industry awards for excellence that the Network Pacific Group of Companies has won in 2019. Nearly 90 percent of Australian companies have sights set on artificial intelligence investment, IFS study reveals 2019-11-20T00:47:30Z nearly-90-percent-of-australian-companies-have-sights-set-on-artificial-intelligence-investment-ifs-study-reveals-1 Sydney, November 20, 2019 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces the findings of a global research study into the attitudes and strategies towards artificial intelligence (AI) among business leaders. The study polled 600 business leaders in countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Sweden, UK and the US and a broad spectrum of industries involved with their companies’ enterprise technology including enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), and field service management (FSM). Key findings: About 90 percent of respondents (Australia and globally) reported at least some plans to implement AI in various parts of their business. Inventory planning and logistics was the most commonly reported area of investment in Australia with 54 percent planning AI projects (39 percent globally), while customer relationship management (CRM) was second at 46 percent (39 percent globally). Globally, industrial automation was the most common area of AI investment at 45 percent (28 percent in Australia). When asked how they plan to use AI, 57 percent in Australia (61 percent globally) said they expected it would help them make existing workers more productive. Less than half, 39 percent in Australia (48 percent globally), said they would use AI to add value to products and services they sell to customers. About 29 percent in Australia (18 percent globally) said they would proactively use it to replace existing workers. While a majority of respondents anticipated productivity increases from AI, only 21 percent in Australia (29 percent globally) anticipated AI would lead to a reduction in headcount in their industry. To manage this, 57 percent of Australian respondents (56 percent globally) stated that society could best prepare by changing educational programs to prepare workers to make direct use of AI tools to increase their own productivity. Another 29 percent (23 percent globally) said they expect the market to create new jobs for people displaced by AI, while 11 percent (15 percent globally) suggested a shortened 30-hour work week. “AI is no longer an emerging technology. It is being implemented to support business automation in the here and now, as this study clearly proves,” IFS VP of AI and RPA Bob De Caux said. “We are seeing many real-world examples where technology is augmenting existing decision-making processes by providing users with more timely, accurate and pertinent information. In today’s disruptive economy, the convergence of technologies such as AI, RPA, and IoT is bolstering a new form of business automation that will provide companies that are brave enough with the tools and services they need to be more competitive and outflank larger competitors.” An early adopter of industrial automation solutions that make use of robotics to transform its business strategy is leading North American packaging manufacturer Cheer Pack, who deployed a fleet of AI-powered autonomous vehicles to robotise material movements in its US factory and has already seen strong returns on the investment. Cheer Pack Director of IT, Alex Ivkovic noted, “We expect the costs savings to be over 1.5 million US dollars per year. In addition, each and every employee will be re-tasked to a higher-skilled position helping us with our labour shortage.” Bob De Caux concluded, “The findings of the study and the real-world scenarios being realised at our customers point to the conclusion that the time is right for companies to reap both business and financial benefits from technology automation. Falling for the hype of AI is easy, but success requires disruption to existing business models. The technologies themselves are not a panacea, nor are they a universal solution to any problem. However, with the right data model and viable use cases, AI can support improved productivity and deliver significant benefits to both operations and the wider business. AI will be used by the vast majority of organisations in some form in the near future, extracting real value from intelligent processes, for the long-term.” Download the complete IFS study, “How are Companies Planning to Adopt Artificial Intelligence and Adjust to Resulting Disruptive Change”, here. About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at Follow us on Twitter: @ifs Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: Samsung, Innovation in Air Conditioning 2019-11-18T03:03:37Z samsung-innovation-in-air-conditioning Samsung’s new Duct S2 ducted air conditioners herald a new era of comfort at home. With a low running cost from an efficient compressor, a great new feature is the R32 refrigerant: Samsung has added this new type of refrigerant (refrigerant is an essential part of air conditioning) to its range to help protect the ozone layer and to help reduce global warming. Samsung believes that your home or personal space should be your sanctuary; which has prompted them to continuously think outside the box on ways to improve your air conditioning system to run at its optimum level. They’ve combined great aesthetics, advanced technology and impeccable performance to provide you the ultimate control of the temperature and airflow in your homes or businesses. Be it ducted, wall mounted or a multi split system, Samsung Air Conditioners have been designed with the same passion for innovation and quality that has helped them be one of the best in the world; winning an array of awards namely the Interbrand 2018 Best Global Brands. Samsung’s unique Smart Invertor Technology provides minimal temperature fluctuations, allowing rooms to reach maximum cooling quickly thus increasing efficiency. Adding on that is a Quiet mode designed to help give you a more peaceful environment which is beneficial especially at night. One of Samsung’s best sellers is the Boracay range which is built innovatively to disseminate airflow at an optimum level, minimising hot or cold spots. This will in turn contribute to a faster and more even temperature control in a single area. Samsung’s revolutionary multi split system is the perfect solution for Australian homes and climate with an Operating Temp Range of -20°C to 50°C, eliminating the need for any additional units to cope in times of adverse weather. Its Smart Inverter System delivers the ideal temperature quickly and continuously performs micro adjustments to ensure a constant and comfortable environment. With a multitude of features and benefits, Samsung Air Conditioning is incessant in investing in Research & Development to ensure that customers from all walks of life can and will experience the ultimate comfort with reliable and efficient performance of its products. For the full range, Christmas Styling Guide 2019 2019-11-18T00:09:47Z christmas-styling-guide-2019 Media Release November 2019 As the festive season quickly approaches, now is the time to get your home ready for entertaining family and friends. Christmas decorating should be fun and creative, and 2019 is all about daring to be different and trying new things. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors, shares her top tips for getting into the Christmas spirit and styling your home this year thanks to her expertise on the latest trends. Justine says, “Christmas to me is all about shine, snow and sparkle. As we live in the Southern Hemisphere, I choose a snow look tree to bring in some winter magic. This year, my favourite Christmas palette is fairly neutral with mixed metallics. Even my dogs (JJ pictured) were extra excited to get into the Christmas spirit this year!” Justine’s top tips for interior styling this Christmas season include: Mix your metallic ornaments – don’t make the rookie error and stick to one metallic! This season you can be fearless and mix them up! Gold, bronze, silver and rose gold look very pretty together. Use glass ornaments – glass is trending as it helps to enhance the sparkle as fairy lights reflect through the glass for a unique look. There’s plenty of options out there in glass ahead of Christmas this year, more than previous years. Try some glitter ornaments or ornaments with an aged appearance – by using these, it helps to tell a story through your Christmas tree. Try combining old and new ornaments this year for a layered and interesting look. Scaling is key – say goodbye to any Christmas trees with ornaments all the same size and style! Justine loves playing with scale on her tree by using giant baubles in contrast with tiny ones. A spontaneous mixture works well, adds dimension and is expected to be a key element in Christmas tree styling this year. The pro 3D effect – a pro tip for decorating enthusiasts! Ensure you put decorations deep into the tree, not just around the outside. By doing this, your tree will look not only look fuller, but it will also catch the lights more for a ‘3D look’. Add some twinkle lights – use twinkle lights beyond your tree! Twinkle lights always bring Christmas cheer. Battery operated LED lights look great as a table centrepiece, or on bookshelves for extra sparkle. Think of other interesting places around the home where you could add some twinkle! Create a table centrepiece – for a simple table centrepiece, get a glass bowl and fill with baubles to match the tree décor. Sometimes simplicity is the most beautiful way. Gleam with theme – once you’ve chosen your theme, carry it across the table and create other vignettes to create unity in your home. Your kitchen bench, console or buffet are good areas to do an Christmas cluster. Try a small tree, and group with candles and loose large ornaments together. Finish with greenery – it always feels Christmassy to have some greenery around the house. Try some deep green or frost green foliage in vases to makee a simple yet impactful display. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 or New art installation uses ‘brainwaves’ to create personalised artwork 2019-11-14T00:12:48Z new-art-installation-uses-brainwaves-to-create-personalised-artwork Dexus has launched its ‘Brainwaves’ art installation at 100 Mount Street, North Sydney. To demonstrate the benefit of an inspiring physical environment to employee wellbeing, the ‘Brainwaves’ installation is open to the public in the lobby of 100 Mount Street. Users are encouraged to enter the installation and focus on a moment of mindfulness. Using cutting edge wearables, brain activity is detected and transformed into pulsing and undulating unique artworks on the 16-metre lobby video wall. “An inspirational work environment can be a positive catalyst for organisational and cultural innovation and change, and has a direct impact on employee wellbeing,” says Su Lim, Principal – Workplace Consulting at Six Ideas by Dexus which specialises in workplace strategy and solutions. According to research undertaken by Dexus, more than 70% of office decision makers[1] recognise a great workspace has a positive impact on productivity, job satisfaction, team engagement and culture. “As organisations are increasingly focused on the importance of employee wellbeing to business success, they are understanding the benefits to be gained by improving their workspace. The presence of art can be one change an organisation can make,” says Lim. Other improvements include improved access to natural light and aspect, choice of spaces in which to work, plants, sleep/relaxation pods, sit/stand desks and personal workspace temperature control. “However, it’s important the investments you make reflect the purpose, values and culture of your organisation,” Lim says. “It’s not about following trends or doing what others are doing, but taking a strategic approach to providing the workplace that is appropriate for the future of your organisation.” Find out what your brainwaves look like and visit 100 Mount Street, North Sydney. 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday from now until 22 November 2019. For more information on improving your workspace for productivity, visit:  Images are available for download, here or you can view and embed this video.  [1] Dexus Report: Back to Work Insights January 2018 Welders Run A 43% Increased Risk of Lung Cancer. 2019-11-12T22:45:00Z welders-run-a-43-increased-risk-of-lung-cancer The employer has the primary responsibility to ensure that welders, as far as reasonably practicable, are not exposed to health and safety risks whilst performing their job. The employer can achieve this by introducing engineering or administrative controls such as extract ventilation and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as welding powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR). 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume Based on the 2017 IARC reclassification of welding fume and the more recent 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume and the risk of lung cancer, all employers of welders should consider reviewing their risk assessments for welding activities and revise where necessary their control measures to protect those undertaking welding activities. If you want to learn more about the 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume and the risk of lung cancer, Australian Welding Supplies have just released their 2020 Welding Fume Update.  The paper takes a closer look at the 2019 statistical study on welding fume which concluded that welders run a 43% increased risk of lung cancer when compared with those who have never welded or been exposed to welding fume. The welding code of practice  The Welding Code of Practice released by Safe Work Australia stipulates that employers ‘must ensure that air monitoring is carried out to determine the airborne concentration of a substance or mixture at the workplace to which an exposure standard applies if: - you are not certain on reasonable grounds whether or not the airborne concentration of the substance or mixture at the workplace exceeds the relevant exposure standard or - monitoring is necessary to determine whether there is a risk to health (1)’. Australian & New Zealand Work, Health and Safety Laws Under both the Australian Work, Health and Safety Laws and the New Zealand Health and Safety at Work Regulations, a person who directs the carrying out of work (eg. employer) at a workplace must provide PPE to workers carrying out work unless the personal protective equipment has been provided by another person conducting a business or undertaking, like a labour-hire company. As an employer, once you have selected the appropriate PPE ‘you must provide the worker with information, training, and instruction in the proper use and wearing of that PPE’ (1). Proper guidance should be given on the storage of equipment and care and maintenance guidelines should be clear and adhered to. Where to from here? For help on selecting suitable respiratory protection for your specific welding application, or training and instruction on the proper use, fitting, or care and maintenance of your welding PPE, please contact AWS or use the links below. Download the 2020 Welding Fume Paper Here References 1) Welding processes code of practice, Safe Work Australia, May 2018