The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-09-22T01:45:55Z They’ve baked the bread and watched all of Netflix. It’s time to explore AR. 2020-09-22T01:45:55Z they-ve-baked-the-bread-and-watched-all-of-netflix-it-s-time-to-explore-ar Melbourne, VIC, September 22 - Appearition, an innovative augmented reality (AR) solution driven organisation announced today, the launch of “My COVID Story” a fun new competition for students to inspire young minds to share their experiences during the pandemic in a new and exciting way. Students will be required to create an AR experience of their life under COVID. This may include something new they’ve learnt, how this time is making them feel, what they’ve missed, or something they’ve done that is different. The possibilities are endless. With Appearition’s EducART™ AR Studio they can create an experience that will be capture this time in history. The competition is open to Australian school kids of all ages across years K-12. The competition closes on the 11th of October 2020. The winning student in each age group will win a 2021 subscription to EducART Pro for themselves and their school. The top 5 students' experiences in each age group will take home a published book with a full page feature of the winning experience plus 4 runners up from each age group will receive a quarter page feature. “As an organisation we have been working with educators to ensure our platform is aligned with the curriculum and delivers easy to use tools to improve student learning outcomes. This competition provides an opportunity for the students to use Augmented Reality to present and share their COVID experience in the world of 3D. I’m sure we will be amazed by some of the creativity we will see.” - Mark Hillebrand, Appearition Chief Customer Officer. For more information on how to enter the competition head to https://educart.appearition.com/my-covid-story/  About Appearition: Appearition is an augmented reality (AR) company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The company was founded when CEO Vivek Aiyer saw the potential of AR having a practical use in our everyday lives. Appearition has worked with various education providers to create new solutions to enhance learning opportunities for all ages.  Blue Prism Interact Now Available to all Enterprise Customers 2020-09-21T22:00:00Z blue-prism-interact-now-available-to-all-enterprise-customers SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/LONDON, AUSTIN TX – September 22, 2020 — Continuing to push the boundaries of intelligent automation and deliver more value to customers, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced further extensions to its core Blue Prism platform giving all users more options for real-time collaboration between human and digital workers. Blue Prism Interact is a human-to-digital worker collaboration capability that lets employees easily team up with digital workers to initiate, instruct, verify, receive, and authorise a variety of business processes through the digital workforce, and create natural real-time workflows across front, middle and back office functions. Interact brings attended automation and citizen development to a new level of accessibility and sophistication while still maintaining Blue Prism’s strict governance, security, resilience, connectivity, and re-usability capabilities. Available to all qualifying Blue Prism users, Interact continues the process of extending the intelligence of a digital worker with out-of-the-box features which now include, development studio, orchestration, management information, intelligent OCR, and scheduling — all from a single license price and unlimited usage model. With many enterprises adopting both digital and human workers, they are increasingly requiring more seamless, scalable, and secure collaboration between the two. Blue Prism’s cloud-based solution that adds a human and digital real-time collaboration is now being shipped as a standard feature with the Blue Prism enterprise platform in all formats, on-premises and cloud, and is inclusive for all users utilising v6.4 onwards, with ten or more digital workers and Premium Production Support. “Interact makes business-led no-code automation completely intuitive for non-developers, and yet retains all of the enterprise discipline around security, connectedness, reusability, resilience, and audit that underscores Blue Prism’s approach to intelligent automation. The future of work will require humans to interact and collaborate further with the digital workforce,” says Jason Kingdon, Chairman and CEO at Blue Prism. “Blue Prism is accelerating this change by enabling more fluid workflows that help drive customer success and innovation. Our Interact offering allows real-time automation holistically, and within the Blue Prism model of providing high resiliency and enterprise-grade security.” Key features and benefits of Blue Prism Interact include: Complete human oversight and control over all automation processes Real-time collaboration support for both external and internal employee interactions Design forms easily with a no-code interface that delivers more flexible automations and data inputs Easy access for automation specialists, robotic process automation (RPA) teams, and an organisation’s Center of Excellence (CoE) to configure and maintain automation processes Flexible deployment options that include on-premises or as a SaaS-offering. “Interact is helping us reduce the time it takes to complete pharmacy requests for outpatients, freeing up over seven hours a day for the pharmacist that was previously caught up in admin and data entry. Most of all the accuracy and reliability of the new process eliminates a lot of follow on problems and has been well received by everyone,” says Tom Slack, Process Automation Developer, Great Western Hospitals. “The forms were simple to set up and the ability to manage customised views for different teams gives us the flexibility to expand this approach to automation into other departments securely. We are looking to leverage Interact more as we accelerate our automation strategy,” he added. Use cases for Interact are equally diverse, as the platform is ideal for addressing more complex processes that require either manual initiation or collaboration between human and digital workers. For example, organisations can use Interact web-forms in customer-facing portals or websites to initiate transactions, collect data, and process requests and inquiries. This can replace other unstructured communication channels like email to create a more efficient, real-time process. “Human-robot collaboration is critical to managing long running workflows and use cases requiring substantial human inputs such as in contact centers. Blue Prism Interact enables this collaboration through an interface for human agents and robots to exchange information or manage exceptions in near real-time,” says Amardeep Modi, Practice Director, Everest Group. To find out more about Interact please click here. About Blue Prism Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 150 countries in more than 1,800 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organisations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our digital workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work. Blue Prism’s vision is to provide a digital workforce for every enterprise. To learn more visit www.blueprism.com and follow us on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2020 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Digivizer adds more share of search and conversion insights to marketers' digital performance picture 2020-09-21T03:45:18Z digivizer-adds-more-share-of-search-and-conversion-insights-to-marketers-digital-performance-picture Sydney, 21 September 2020: Digivizer continues its roll-out of analytics insights in its SaaS platform with a set of Digital Marketing Analytics features to give marketers new web and SEO performance and conversion insights. The web performance tools are fully integrated with the platform's existing organic, earned and paid social and search media analytics features, and come as standard.  Any marketer running or managing digital programs with content on their own website, or driving traffic to their website through social media and search, can measure the returns on that effort and investment within a single dashboard view. "We've seen more businesses of all sizes increase their digital marketing efforts during COVID-19, and they all seek a much stronger return for their investment from that marketing effort," said Emma Lo Russo, CEO and co-founder of Digivizer. "With all their social, search and web platforms connected to Digivizer in just minutes, and with real-time cross-platform data insights continuously being analysed, business owners and marketers have everything they need to measure digital performance and ROI in one platform view.  "The other promise we continue to keep is to make this affordable to any company of any size. Recent Google & Forrester Research states that while 84% of decision-makers considered cross-platform analytics “critical” or “very important,” only 43% actually use cross-platform analytics tools. According to the research, they cite complexity and cost as reasons not to. This is the problem we are solving. Digivizer makes cross-platform analytics easy and affordable, for any organization investing in digital marketing content, influencer engagement or paid advertising. “One of our e-commerce customers has seen its digital sales grow 252% over the past five months,  because it knows where to deploy its precious marketing budgets exactly where they deliver the best returns. We've seen this type of growth from a number of users when they first start using  our platform because they are seeing the data for the first time, in real-time. Those that continuously test and optimize their budgets across all their digital channels are those that grow the fastest, for the lowest cost-per-acquisition." The new Digivizer web performance measurements include a brand’s share of available search traffic, easy sorting of the search terms that drive traffic to their website, the pages that are most-popular, instant views of revenue performance, goals, cost-per-conversion and conversion values, by platform or period set by the marketer.   The Digivizer platform also shows marketers the search terms used most by customers, clicks through to the website, and how the position on the search page influenced this traffic. Transactions, Goals page views, average time on page and bounce rates are also captured. The Digivizer platform also recognizes and displays paid campaigns' local currencies. Marketers running separate currencies across multiple countries can choose to set up separate 'brand spaces' per country, and switch between them to see a per-country view. All plans start with 30 days' free data, and a further 30 days' free usage with the standard plan at US$89 per month with no lock in.  ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer, founded in 2010, is Australia’s leading digital marketing analytics technology company. Digivizer helps businesses get better results from their digital marketing, across owned, earned and paid media, in social, search and in web performance, by giving them the information they need to make better decisions and improve their marketing ROI.  Digivizer’s digital insights are available through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform affordable to any business, and if required, add-on digital marketing services.  Digivizer is an ad., development and technology partner to the major social and search platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google, and is a marketing and agency partner to Google and Facebook.  It is also a partner of start-up venture capital investors Investible and Remarkable, and of global online retail platforms Shopify and BigCommerce. 30-day free trial plans are available at https://app.digivizer.com/register Contacts Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digivizer Facebook: https://facebook.com/Digivizer LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizer Instagram: https://instagram.com/Digivizer/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/digivizer Web: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer.  Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz    Media assets Picture caption: Digivizer has added new digital marketing analytics features around web, SEO performance and digital sales conversion insights to its real-time digital marketing analytics platform. Picture: Digivizer. Picture file available on request. DNA Connects to Chainkit 2020-09-21T02:19:05Z dna-connects-to-chainkit DNA Connect is one of Australia's leading specialist distributors with over 25 years of experience distributing security, analytics and infrastructure technologies to the IT and OT markets. Chainkit is a Software-as-a-Service company that builds foundational new Cyber Security solutions. Independent customer surveys (via Ponemon Institute 2019 & CrowdStrike) report that 39% of cyber-attacks remain undetected. Chainkit is a breakthrough cyber security solution focused exclusively on the 39% of attacks that remain undetected by other cyber defenses. Insider threats are on the rise, given bad actors’ increased ability to abuse compromised user identities. Dwell times for average cyber-attacks are over 200 days, giving attackers more than 6 months to explore, wreak damage, steal IP and ransomware an organization. “Chainkit is first to market with the ability to detect invisible attacks lurking inside victim networks. Chainkit detects anti-forensic, counter-incident response and other recently discovered stealthy techniques, within minutes not months, avoiding catastrophic damage”, said Munsoor Khan, Executive Director at DNA Connect. Khan continued, “Chainkit allows our Splunk partners to convert data from any source into objectively provable audit trails, providing invisible tamper-detection, attestation and regulatory compliance, with real-time risk management. Incident responders and Law Enforcement organizations can also complement their physical chains of custody with as many digital ones as necessary. This lets them collect more legally-admissible evidence, faster, while avoiding unnecessary on-site visits during the COVID-19 era.” Chainkit for Splunk is non-disruptive, provides an App Store user experience and enables organizations to create their first digital Chain-of-Custody within minutes. “The services DNA provide to their Splunk Partners and customers is impressive and made partnering with DNA a no-brainer”, said Jesse Locke, Director Strategy and Go To Market ANZ for Chainkit. “DNA’s unique ability to drive demand and provide a suite of programs to support partners in monetizing this demand is impressive and supports our accelerated growth”. Chainkit is available as a free trial for Splunk by registering at https://chainkit.com/start/free-trial-splunk About Chainkit Chainkit is a Software-as-a-Service company building ground-breaking cyber security solutions, on a mission to eliminate the many blind spots in cyber security and data privacy. About DNA Connect DNA Connect is one of Australia's leading specialist distributors with over 25 years of experience distributing security, analytics and infrastructure technologies for IT and OT markets. Our expansive, agile customer-first culture and outstanding technical expertise not only makes us a great company to work in, but also to work with. A primary school student designs a gadget to save lives during COVID19. 2020-09-21T01:41:41Z a-primary-school-student-designs-a-gadget-to-save-lives-during-covid19 As many kids these days, he is very concerned with a situation around virus and its impact on daily lives. Yegor is passionate about science and technology. After carefully examining what could be done to improve the situation covid spread, Yegor decided that keeping a safe distance is one of the most critical aspects impacting the transmission of the virus. He has designed and programmed a mobile device that allows to identify the distance between people in real time and notify them when the distance safe or not safe. Yegor will be presenting his innovation at the Young ICT Explorers competition this year. He hopes his innovation can be scaled up and will save thousands of lives.   More details and videos: https://thinklum.com/pages/young-ict-explorers-covid-safety-distance-gadget-project-on-microbit Brainstorm IT appointed as a SYSPRO Australia channel partner 2020-09-21T00:04:05Z brainstorm-it-appointed-as-a-syspro-australia-channel-partner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) specialist, SYSPRO has today announced that it has signed up a new enterprise software channel partner, BrainStorm IT to help achieve its ambitious growth goals. Melbourne headquartered BrainStorm IT is a successful custom enterprise software development and consulting company that develops, implements and enhances enterprise software. Its team expertly consults on and implements ERP systems, specialising in integrating systems and developing bespoke custom enterprise software solutions for manufacturing, distribution and automotive companies across Australia. With expertise in the ERP space already, BrainStorm IT decided to partner with SYSPRO to realise its true vision of becoming Australia’s leading business systems technology and ERP implementation partner. BrainStorm IT could see that SYSPRO’s ERP solution was built to deliver industry specific functionality for manufacturers and distributors, with the means to adapt to their unique business needs. BrainStorm IT believed SYSPRO’s platform to be exceptionally flexible compared to other ERP offerings in the market. It was important to them that SYSPRO is investing heavily in disruptive technologies including Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to enable anomaly detection, predictions and computer vision, all of which will put Australian manufacturers and distributors using those technologies at the forefront of Industry 4.0 adoption. “We work closely with business leaders, understanding what makes their businesses unique and then together we look for opportunities to enhance processes, reduce costs, increase sales and to improve profitability,” said Ty Osborne, CEO of BrainStorm IT. “It has been a great experience getting to know SYSPRO’s ERP system and its Australian team as we believe the company has great vision, similar synergies and are fully aligned with our family values. We are looking forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with SYSPRO.” “Brainstorm IT’s team really impressed us with their industry expertise and their experience in adding strategic value to its customers’ ERP implementations,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO. “Together, we will enable our customers to take their businesses to the next level in terms of efficiency, profitability and achieving their full potential.”  SYSPRO is building a strong channel partner network in Australia and across the region. “We believe it is with full partner support and commitment that we will achieve our ambitious growth targets for the APAC region,” concluded Rob Stummer.   rhipe acquires Azure and Specialist IT Services provider Parallo 2020-09-20T23:59:14Z rhipe-acquires-azure-and-specialist-it-services-provider-parallo APAC’s leading cloud and technology solutions provider, rhipe (ASX: RHP), has announced that New Zealand-based Azure and specialist IT services provider Parallo, has joined the rhipe portfolio. The acquisition of Parallo reinforces rhipe’s commitment to provide partners with the latest infrastructure technology support to assist their growth, driving new opportunities to innovate and diversify their businesses. In the past nine years Parallo has invested in developing service offerings focused on Microsoft Azure and VMware software, rhipe’s two largest software vendors.   Parallo helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses and other scale-based cloud partners to manage security, performance, availability and cost, including builds, deployments, upgrades and many other related services. The end goal is to enable companies to focus on their own software applications with Parallo taking care of the cloud workload management. Parallo’s Azure and VMWare environment expertise was built over the last nine years and developed into Intellectual Property and know-how on managing Azure and VMWare environments. The acquisition of Parallo will allow rhipe to deepen its offering to its partner ecosystem. Parallo was also recently accredited as a Microsoft Azure Specialist for ISVs, adding greater value to rhipe partners. Dominic O’Hanlon, CEO of rhipe said, “Parallo has done an outstanding job as one of the leading IT service providers, delivering cloud-services and solutions that drive value to their local ISV market. This investment is significant in helping us achieve an enhanced product and services offering initially in New Zealand and Australia. Having worked closely with Parallo for over nine years, there are a lot of synergies between our business objectives, solutions and target market. “We intend to continue investing in the Parallo business to support its expansion into the Australia market, leveraging rhipe’s existing employee and partner footprint. We look forward to utilising the skills and expertise of the Parallo team, combined with rhipe’s extensive channel, to deliver greater outcomes for our partners.” Symon Thurlow, Co-Founder and CEO of Parallo said, “Together with my co-founders Nicole Schaefer and Shaun Webber, we are excited to be joining the rhipe family and believe this a pivotal step for our customers and employees to align with rhipe’s partner-centric focus and channel. We will also benefit from greater support, capital and structure to propel our offering into the future.” “With deep domain knowledge of the challenges partners face in building out their cloud practices, we understand the need to demonstrate consistent growth. As an Azure, VMware and Microsoft technology specialist, we support partners with development opportunities and application services capabilities, so they can continue to grow.” The purchase includes Parallo’s products, solutions, assets and IP, such as the Parallo Automation Library, which provides technical expertise on managing Azure at scale. Parallo’s 25 employees will also join the rhipe family.    About rhipe rhipe, (ASX: RHP) is a global leader in cloud and technology solutions, providing partners with business advisory and deep domain technical expertise to thrive in the growing cloud market. rhipe is recognised as an expert in subscription software licensing in Asia Pacific. Its multi-award-winning services and support division is the industry leader in Microsoft Office 365 implementation and other global vendor solutions.   About Parallo Parallo exists so that ISVs and SaaS creators can stay focused on their product, their people, their prospects and their customers. Parallo manages cloud platform security, performance, availability and cost, optimises licensing, opens the door to Microsoft Partner benefits and the Azure Marketplace, and provides strategic Security, DevOps and SRE enablement, so Parallo customers can focus on innovation and growth. HCL Technologies Announces Intent to Acquire Leading Australian IT Solutions Company, DWS Limited 2020-09-20T23:16:30Z hcl-technologies-announces-intent-to-acquire-leading-australian-it-solutions-company-dws-limited Melbourne, Australia, and Noida, India- Sep 21, 2020 – HCL Technologies, (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced its intent to acquire DWS Limited (ASX: DWS), a leading Australian IT, business and management consulting group. As the IT industry continues to evolve and the growing demand for digital strategies increases, DWS, with over 700 employees and offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Canberra, delivers business and technology innovation to large clients across a spectrum of verticals.   The DWS Group, with FY20 revenue at A$ 167.9 million, provides a wide range of IT services including Digital Transformation, Application development & support, Program & Project Management and Consulting. The acquisition of DWS will strongly enhance HCL’s contribution to Digital initiatives in Australia and New Zealand while strengthening HCL’s client portfolio across key industries.   “We are excited for this expansion of HCL Technologies in Australia and New Zealand and are confident that our combined strengths will further accelerate the digital transformation journeys of our clients and innovations for their end customers,” said Michael Horton, Executive Vice President & Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand, HCL Technologies. “HCL has invested in the region for over 20 years and is committed to enabling digitilisation and growing the local ecosystem. DWS has forged a sterling reputation, powered by highly talented consultants who enable organizations to be at the cutting edge of technology. We look forward to welcoming the DWS team to HCL and creating enhanced global learning and career opportunities for them.”   “We are delighted the DWS team is joining HCL. As a leading name in the global technology industry and with over 150,000 employees across 49 countries, they bring best in class technology capabilities, global scale and a wide network of clients and partners across industries,” said Danny Wallis, CEO and Managing Director, DWS. “This acquisition represents an outstanding outcome for all DWS stakeholders: shareholders, employees, clients and other business partners.”   HCL currently employs 1600 people in major cities, including Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. HCL has been delivering ground-breaking technology solutions to some of the region’s largest companies and looks forward to strengthening its unique delivery model and differentiated offerings in the region. The transaction is expected to close in December 2020, subject to closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.   About HCL Technologies  HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses transform into next-gen enterprises. HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.   As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended June 30, 2020, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$9.93 billion and its 150,287 ideapreneurs operate out of 49 countries. For more information, visit https://www.hcltech.com/   About DWS Limited DWS is an ASX-listed Australian-based IT services company which provides a suite of integrated solutions, including consulting services, such as custom application development and project management and digital solutions, such as data automation and design services. DWS was established in 1991 by current CEO, Danny Wallis, and was listed on the ASX in June 2006. DWS is headquartered in Melbourne with Australian-based offices located in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.   Forward–looking Statements Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects', 'believes’,’ strategy', 'opportunity', 'anticipates', 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, business process outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost-effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-timeframe contracts, customer concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies /entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the Management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.   For further details please contact:   HCL Technologies:   Ravi Kathuria                Ravi.Kathuria@hcl.com   Devneeta Pahuja           Devneeta.p@hcl.com   DWS:   Danny Wallis                 Danny@dws.com.au   Stuart Whipp                 Stuart.whipp@dws.com.au   Onesend announce technology partnership with ActiveCampaign 2020-09-18T03:01:27Z onesend-announce-technology-partnership-with-activecampaign The Founders of Onesend are very pleased to announce their technology partnership with ActiveCampaign. The foundation between both companies starts at “making the customer a hero” by elevating our customers’ success to solve critical sales and marketing challenges led by the voice of our users. As a long-time customer of Onesend, INTERSPORT Australia is a leader in the Australian Sporting retail market with locally owned and operated sports stores available throughout Australia. The owners of three INTERSPORT Superstores in Queensland identified the challenges of extracting customer data from their retail POS system to conduct email marketing offers and promotions. Greg Fazel, General Manager says "Whether it was simply sending a Birthday Coupon each month or notifying customers of their available loyalty points, everything was manual! Going through the labor-intensive task of exporting CSV reports from our POS and then importing them into MailChimp meant that we never had time to focus on the content for the customer. Since we switched to Onesend IQ and their integration with Retail Express and ActiveCampaign, customer purchase history and buying behaviour data is synced automatically and we don't have to lift a finger to make it happen, freeing us up to implement a strategic approach to our digital marketing and improving the customer experience and engagement through automation." Scott Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder of Onesend says the partnership with ActiveCampaign, the global leader in Customer Experience Automation, will realise significant benefits for their existing Australia-based clients as well as introducing Onesend to a global audience. When asked why Onesend chose this partnership rather than developing their own marketing automation software, Scott explained their rationale. “After releasing the beta version of our marketing automation software earlier this year we realised to build our own ’best of breed’ marketing automation software would require more than 2 years of further development to get us on-par with some of the most popular marketing automation platforms currently available. Partnering and integrating with industry leader, ActiveCampaign means we’re able to redirect and refocus our energies into the niches we know we excel in with our Onesend HQ and Onesend IQ products”. Alex Roose, ActiveCampaign Channel Sales Manager - Australia, New Zealand & Asia says the relationship with Onesend has the potential to expand their reach beyond the small to mid sized businesses they currently serve. “ActiveCampaign has more than 100,000 customers globally, primarily in the small to mid sized business sectors and having Onesend as a partner opens opportunities to provide our Customer Experience Automation solution to Multi-location and Franchise brands as well.” Scott says that while COVID-19 has been a challenging period for Onesend, they have commenced the 1st phase of the rollout of Onesend IQ, their deep data integration with ActiveCampaign and Retail Express, regarded as Australia’s number 1 Retail POS Software. With their focus on the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism sectors, Scott believes their collaboration with ActiveCampaign can help these sectors with the enormous task of rebuilding, regrowth and reinventing their businesses post COVID-19. About OnesendOnesend HQ makes local area marketing seamless and easy while keeping brands consistent... empowering local business owners, franchises, and multi-location brands to effectively market nationally and locally. Onesend IQ is an online automation tool that connects and adapts your favorite eCommerce, POS and Digital Marketing apps with ActiveCampaign to combine offline and online touchpoints that enrich the customer experience through automation. About ActiveCampaignActiveCampaign’s category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform helps over 100,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to hundreds of pre-built automation that combine email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for powerful segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. Over 70% of ActiveCampaign’s customers use its 300+ integrations including Shopify, Salesforce, Square, Facebook, Stripe, Paypal, Pipedrive, and Thinkific. ActiveCampaign scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other solution in both Marketing Automation and CRM All-In-One on G2.com. Seagate Delivers Enterprise-Ready Exos 18TB Hard Drive Designed for Hyperscale Applications with Proven Enterprise Class Reliability and Data Security 2020-09-18T02:36:35Z seagate-delivers-enterprise-ready-exos-18tb-hard-drive-designed-for-hyperscale-applications-with-proven-enterprise-class-reliability-and-data-security Sydney, Australia – September 18, 2020 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced it is shipping 18TB helium-based enterprise drives in volume as part of the Exos® X18 family. The new drive delivers high performance and mass capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data. The need for hyperscale and cloud storage solutions continues to rise to unprecedented levels with the ever-increasing growth in data generation. According to a recent Seagate report, Rethink Data, enterprise data is expected to grow at an average rate of 42.2% over the next two years. The survey was conducted by IDC, which also forecast the global datasphere will reach a staggering 175ZB by 2025 in a previous IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate. The high-capacity Exos X18 supports this expanding need for data storage. Using the Exos X18, Seagate’s Enterprise Data Solutions team combined high-capacity storage and compute into one platform. “Seagate’s Exos X18 hard drives enable enterprises to effectively tackle challenges associated with the exponential rise in data volumes by increasing system capacity and reducing deployment complexity,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager of enterprise data solutions at Seagate Technology. “With the ever-increasing demand from enterprise data centers for greater storage capacity and efficiency, Seagate offers the industry's leading density and configurability with ease of deployment for data lakes and private storage clouds.” Exos X18 is the fifth-generation high capacity helium 3.5-inch 7200 RPM nearline enterprise drive offering 18TB with both SATA and SAS interfaces. It enables high-capacity storage solutions that ensure customers can scale capacity in a cost-effective way. It supports hyperscale, datacenter, and enterprise NAS system storage challenges by enabling ultra-fast data transfers, lower power and weight compared with traditional nearline drives, increased random reads/write (IOPS) than previous generations with 512e and 4KN formatting. Exos X18 includes built-in data protection through Seagate Secure™ technology that provides for safe, affordable, fast, and easy drive retirement. The Exos X18 18TB hard drive is now available for a MSRP of $1019AUD. About Seagate Seagate Technology crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more about Seagate by visiting www.seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribe to our blog. ### ©2020 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Exos is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. Media Contact Antoinette Georgopoulos Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 antoinette@einsteinz.com.au Silver Peak Announces Certified Deployment Partner Program 2020-09-18T01:18:29Z silver-peak-announces-certified-deployment-partner-program Silver Peak enables global partners to achieve new levels of certification to offer enterprise customers turnkey SD-WAN purchase and deployment services Sydney, 18 September 2020 – Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, today announced a new certified deployment partner (CDP) program, enabling select partners to resell and deploy the Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform to support customer WAN and security transformation initiatives. Among the initial partners to achieve the new sales, technical and deployment certifications is Teneo, which has an office in Australia. Other partners include: CDW, InterVision, INVITE Networks, WWT and Xalient. “Modern enterprises are quickly recognising that their legacy networks are holding them back from realising the full transformational promise of the cloud and many are seeking skilled partners to drive their WAN and security transformation initiatives,” said Dean Vaughan, vice president of sales for Asia Pacific and Japan at Silver Peak. “This provides an unprecedented opportunity for our partners to bring new levels of business value to customers by attaining the training and certifications required to successfully drive SD-WAN deployments. The CDP program is architected to scale both the number of customers we can serve as well as the number of partners that we can enable to build high-growth profitable SD-WAN business practices – it’s a win win for everyone.” Advanced Certifications with Proctored Exams To participate in the CDP program, partners must complete a rigorous training and certification regimen that requires advanced deployment certifications with proctored exams. CDP partner certifications include: SSP – Sales Professional STSP – Technical Sales Professional SPSP – Technical Professional SPSX – Technical Expert SDP – Deployment Professional SDX – Deployment Expert To assure success with customers, CDPs are initially required to partner with a Silver Peak deployment engineer to demonstrate the requisite skill and acumen that spans initial design, deployment plan and post deployment reviews. Teneo Teneo is the visibility expert, providing performance and security insights across the IT landscape. Teneo removes complexity so enterprise customers can clearly see where today’s user experience won’t deliver the desired business outcomes. The Teneo flexible services model gives customers instant access to talent and analytics platforms. As a managed service provider, Teneo optimises the enterprise’s existing technology and builds an IT strategy to drive innovation. Since 2000, Teneo has helped some of the world’s largest companies see new possibilities. “As an expert managed service provider, we are continuously seeking new ways to expand our knowledge base and expertise to better serve our customer,” said Lauren Fortune, chief marketing officer at Teneo. “Becoming a Silver Peak CDP partner enables us to further our ability to solve customers’ most challenging networking problems with an advanced SD-WAN edge solution that applies tomorrow’s logic to seamlessly connect users directly and securely to the applications that fuel business innovation.” About Silver Peak Silver Peak, the global SD-WAN leader, delivers the transformational promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity EdgeConnect™ self-driving wide area network platform liberates enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network from a constraint to a business accelerant. More than 2,000 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak SD-WAN solutions across 100 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com. © 2020 Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Silver Peak, the Silver Peak logo, and all Silver Peak product names, logos, and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. LaborX set to decentralise freelancer gigs 2020-09-18T00:49:34Z laborx-set-to-decentralise-freelancer-gigs LaborX, a new peer-to-peer remote on-demand employment service based on the Ethereum blockchain, enables customers and freelancers to arrange work and organise payment in crypto securely, with no unnecessary fees or middlemen. This places LaborX in a well good position to decentralise freelancer gigs. The lockdowns imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the trend towards remote working, and more people than ever before are seeking to access freelance opportunities from their own homes. LaborX.com, a new platform created by Australian blockchain company Chrono.tech, offers users a range of features to post and accept jobs, with all the benefits of peer-to-peer technology.   Smart contract-powered employment opportunities LaborX provides wide-ranging functionality based on Ethereum’s smart contracts.  The interface is similar to existing remote and on-demand employment platforms, with a user-friendly interface, social login and profile pages detailing users’ qualifications and experience. Anyone can create a profile, post or apply for jobs, or browse freelancers and work opportunities.  However, unlike other platforms, LaborX allows customers and freelancers to formalise their agreements with a digital contract – including key milestones and part-payment for work along the way if required.  All payments are arranged in fiat-equivalent amounts but settled in cryptocurrencies for speed and efficiency, with funds escrowed to ensure payment takes place.   Reputation and dispute resolution The team behind LaborX have taken a modular approach to development, launching key features and building on them over time. The Contract Module enables users to organise work and set payment terms. Meanwhile, additional modules are in development, with the Reputation and Dispute Resolution modules already providing basic functionality to protect users. The Reputation module creates a decentralised score for each user, based on feedback from previous jobs and other key criteria. This is a valuable way for parties to filter search results and ensure they are working with reliable customers and freelancers. Unlike similar centralised platforms, because the system is based on the blockchain, it is resistant to being gamed by fake reviews. Additionally, the Dispute Resolution module currently provides basic arbitration in the event of disagreements. These and additional modules will be refined and released in the coming months, ensuring users enjoy a smooth, secure, profitable freelancing career. The latest feature bringing it to the masses Many prefer to advertise their skill sets to various entities and with the latest update...LaborX has done just that. Allowing freelancers to advertise their services all from one place. Freelancers can create a task according to their skills, set the price, and let the customers browse the listings and contact them. This will be a very welcome addition to LaborX, with the team looking forward to seeing their users create adverts and gain working opportunities. With this latest addition, LaborX has managed to create lightweight smart contracts which also streamlines the process. Additionally, there have been some changes to platform fees. LaborX charges 1% from the customer when a contract is signed, and 5% from the freelancer when funds are released. Which is far less than traditional freelancing platforms, thanks to its decentralised nature.  For Premium Account holders, fees are waived completely: LaborX charges zero commission! This is a great deal, allowing freelancers to earn more and customers to save money on every single job and as mentioned above...the fees work out much more in their favour.   To find out more on LaborX, visit https://laborx.com/ Certified Blue Prism Partners Celebrate Program Successes 2020-09-17T22:00:00Z certified-blue-prism-partners-celebrate-program-successes SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/LONDON, AUSTIN TX – September 18, 2020 – Blue Prism Certified Partners achieved an overall 90.5 percent customer satisfaction score (CSAT) globally this year, once again demonstrating their commitment and support to keeping customers happy. The score highlights how to roll out robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation solutions the right way—by putting the customer first. In consistently delivering the highest quality service and support, Blue Prism Certified Partners are leading the way in deploying intelligent automation solutions that let enterprise customers scale and realise transformative results. These certified partners also enjoy early beta access and co-development opportunities for new, and soon to be announced, industry solutions. Recent product launches, such as Decipher IDP, Blue Prism DX e-commerce capabilities and the latest V6.9 digital workforce release, have all benefited from partner input before general availability was announced. “We do intelligent automation the right way, focusing on delivering a smart, scalable, secure and successful digital workforce,” says Andrew Clinton, Global Head of Partner Success at Blue Prism. “Our certification program gives customers peace of mind and a quick path to a greater Return on Investment (ROI). We cut past the hype to deliver greater operational efficiencies through automation that results in tangible business results. This approval rating also helps explain why Blue Prism maintains a 98 percent gross revenue retention rate from customers.” Blue Prism’s certification program is an independently validated program that provides quality assurance, giving customers peace of mind. The program helps to ensure that the company’s digital workforce deployments are managed and executed to meet the highest standards including supporting the company’s proprietary Robotic Operating Model (ROM®). Blue Prism also gives certified partners an opportunity to support the company’s product development and roadmap by participation in the Partner Product Advisory Board. This initiative provides early insights into product development as well as glimpse into the future of intelligent automation. “Blue Prism certification, with the focus on developing competencies, is a cornerstone of our business. The program has helped to build and expand our offerings to customers and gives them a confidence in the quality of our services like industry leading process maintenance and business continuity service Run Management. We are currently a double-gold level partner in the Blue Prism certification program and enjoy many benefits of our ongoing investment in achieving higher certification levels,” says Jukka Virkkunen, Partner and Co-Founder of Digital Workforce. “We applaud Blue Prism’s initiative in ranking partners by level of accreditation both to encourage partners to improve their level of capability and to help customers quickly assess the depth of experience of each partner. Our Reveal RoboReview® tool, which is now available to all Blue Prism customers, has been instrumental in enabling us to measure and manage quality which is the key to success. Reveal Group is delighted to be certified at Platinum level for capability and delivery. We appreciate the effort Blue Prism has invested in this program and recognise the correlation with improvements in customer satisfaction and retention,” says Ian Crouch, CEO of Reveal Group. About Blue Prism Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 150 countries in more than 1,800 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organisations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our digital workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work. Blue Prism’s vision is to provide a digital workforce for every enterprise. To learn more visit www.blueprism.com and follow us on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2020 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Rubicon Red to Help Companies Seize the Power of Event-Driven Architecture by Partnering with Solace 2020-09-16T23:26:56Z rubicon-red-to-help-companies-seize-the-power-of-event-driven-architecture-by-partnering-with-solace BRISBANE – 17 September 2020 – Rubicon Red today announced that it will now offer consulting services for Solace PubSub+ Platform. The platform helps companies build an event mesh that enables the real-time distribution of events across decoupled applications, cloud services and devices, including IoT environments, along with the tools required to discover, manage and govern those events. The rapid growth in technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning is resulting in an exponential increase in the volume of events flowing through enterprises. The speed with which organizations can respond to those events is becoming a key business differentiator that impacts all areas of the business from delivering a seamless customer experience to optimizing business operations.   Rubicon Red specializes in an API and standards-based approach to integrating applications, events and data to deliver solutions that meet an organization's unique business needs. Rubicon Red’s expertise delivering such solutions, coupled with Solace’s market-leading event streaming and management technology, will enable enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively harness the power of events to positively impact their business.  "Customers are looking to Rubicon Red to help solve their business problems faster, our unique product-centric delivery approach is built on the core pillars of agile, DevOps and cloud-native,” said Matt Wright, Rubicon Red, CEO. “Solace is a key partner for us, as we help our customers embed an event-driven backbone into their enterprise to power the delivery of event-based software solutions that their business and customers will love.”   “Our partnership with Rubicon Red marks a new milestone for Solace in the Australia and New Zealand region.  We’re excited to be working together with a leading systems integrator to help businesses in the region meet their real-time data needs and thrive in tomorrow’s digital economy,” said Kent Nash, general manager, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan, Solace. “With the explosion of real-time events and streaming data sources, harnessing real-time data has become the key for enterprises to gain a competitive edge, increase operational efficiency, and improve customer experiences.”   About Solace Solace helps large enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, the market's first and only event management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed. For more information, visit www.solace.com   About Rubicon Red Rubicon Red believes digital technology provides the catalyst to reimagine what’s possible and continuously innovate to transform businesses.  Our mission is to help our customers ‘cross the Rubicon’ by transforming the way software solutions are delivered, to achieve rapid results through continuous innovation in a low risk and cost-effective way. For more information, visit www.rubiconred.com   Additional Information   Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter http://www.rubiconred.com InfoTrack named finalist in Best Legal Tech Project award for Transition to e-Conveyancing Care Package 2020-09-16T08:28:52Z infotrack-named-finalist-in-best-legal-tech-project-award-for-transition-to-e-conveyancing-care-package InfoTrack has been recognised as a finalist at the inaugural YBF Venture’s Startup and Innovation Awards 2020.  The awards acknowledge and celebrate the startups, scaleups and global leaders that are innovating during the pandemic-induced crisis of 2020. In each industry category, a small, elite list of innovators were recognised. InfoTrack’s Transition to e-Conveyancing COVID-19 Care Package ranked as a finalist for Best LegalTech Project, Product or Pivot. The Care Package has assisted many lawyers and conveyancers to transition to remote working during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. InfoTrack CEO John Ahern said, “We’re excited to be ranked as a finalist for our Care Package. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, our aim was to assist our clients with transitioning to digital processes as quickly as possible. Overnight, legal technology became a necessity as lawyers and conveyancers could no longer meet clients face to face. They needed smart technology solutions to help them maintain business as usual.” YBF Ventures explicitly acknowledged InfoTrack’s e-signing solution SignIT, as supporting lawyers and conveyancers to continue business as usual. The number of cost agreements, electronic contracts and other legal documents being electronically signed increased significantly during COVID-19 as lawyers and conveyancers have reduced capacity to meet clients in person. InfoTrack has a strong history for their leading legal technology innovations. In 2019, InfoTrack took home awards for Most Innovative Company, Employer of Choice, Service Excellence and Best Managed Company. “Creating the Care Package was our way of supporting our clients through a challenging time,” Ahern explained. “We wanted to make sure they knew they could access our cloud-based solutions anywhere at any time.” We’re very grateful for this recognition,” Ahern continued. “Accolades like this inspire us to continue to service the legal industry well. We promise to continue to develop smart, innovative technology to help our clients remain productive and efficient.”