The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-19T23:46:28Z Hitachi Kubernetes Service Powers Cloud-Native Applications 2021-01-19T23:46:28Z hitachi-kubernetes-service-powers-cloud-native-applications Open, multicloud Kubernetes platform offers enterprise-grade solution for Kubernetes cluster management of application and data containers in a single paneNew solution is backed by world-class training and support from Hitachi VantaraSYDNEY – 20 Jan 2021 – Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the availability of Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments. Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice, and eliminates vendor lock-in. Containers are being adopted faster and more comprehensively than previously anticipated. The containerisation of applications enables them to be deployed and run easily across different computing environments, providing substantial infrastructure cost savings. Gartner expects that by 2022, more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production.[1] Kubernetes is an emerging technology standard for creating, managing, and orchestrating containers and the new Hitachi Kubernetes Service brings Hitachi’s technology leadership, expertise in the enterprise, and renowned global training and support to this sector. Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Native Infrastructure Hitachi Kubernetes Service helps organisations accelerate the adoption of cloud-native applications by streamlining the management of the underlying infrastructure and Kubernetes cluster deployments. It also significantly simplifies how developers will use and consume IT-delivered container services whether these are delivered from on-premises or hybrid environments. The extensible self-service catalogue allows customers to optimise their experience by customising it to match their business requirements and rapidly deploy curated applications across a hybrid Kubernetes landscape. Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides enterprise-grade security with secure communications between the Kubernetes clusters and the SaaS management plane in the cloud. Key benefits are:Simplicity and ease of deployment through a single management pane that deploys, manages and governs across all of a customer’s private, hybrid and multicloud implementations to reduce risk and complexityA unified dashboard that enables efficient management and governance of multiple on-premises or the cloud-based Kubernetes clusters and the large number of resources across them Centralised monitoring and alerting that operators can use to solve Kubernetes root-cause analysis challenges to lower the mean time to respond and recover to achieve service level objectivesPre-populated applications in the robust service catalog to help developers start rapidly, using the latest Kubernetes-based orchestration and container servicesComprehensive Kubernetes Training and Global Support One key concern in DevOps is the lack of trained and experienced personnel. Hitachi Vantara offers extensive customer training including 10 foundational courses ranging from DevOps essentials to certification-level training courses to help customers build necessary skills. Additionally, the entire Hitachi Kubernetes Service is a managed SaaS environment supported by Hitachi Vantara’s Global Customer Service organisation. Supporting Quotes “While our customers love container technology, they are challenged by the complexity to deploy and securely manage containers at scale across multiple cloud environments,” said Bobby Soni, president, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara. “Today, we are helping simplify and solve the multicloud Kubernetes challenge for our customers with the introduction of Hitachi Kubernetes Service. With this enterprise-grade service, our customers now have the freedom of a true agnostic platform, the flexibility of an extensible self-service catalogue, accompanied with world-class training and Hitachi global support to help their development teams drive business results.” “We have many isolated Kubernetes deployments in various clouds – it’s complex and hard to manage,” said Rob Teel, chief information officer for Aether Innovative Technologies, Inc. “The Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides an intuitive, multicloud dashboard with powerful APIs to manage our K8s cluster lifecycles, regardless of operating environment. Hitachi simplifies how we use and consume IT-delivered container services, whether these are delivered from on-premises or even from hybrid environments.” “From skills shortages to code abandonment, consistent processes and even training and support, there are many challenges in deploying and managing enterprise-grade Kubernetes in one or more clouds,” said Scott Sinclair, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “While there are many Kubernetes services on the market, Hitachi Vantara offers an open and simple environment helping enterprises achieve success in cloud-native computing.” The Hitachi Kubernetes Service is available today on AWS, with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure available early in 2021. ResourcesWebinar: Simplify Kubernetes: Deploy, Manage and Monitor, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5 PM UTCBlog: “Hitachi Kubernetes Service: A Much-Needed ‘Easy Button’ for Managing Enterprise-grade K8 Clusters,” by Chris Sullivan, vice president, Enterprise Cloud, Hitachi VantaraBlog: “Hitachi Kubernetes Service – Getting Under the Hood with K8s,” by Peter Meister, head of Product Management – Enterprise Cloud, Hitachi VantaraSolution Profile: Hitachi Kubernetes Service: Simplify Multicloud KubernetesInfographic: Simplify Complex Multicloud Kubernetes eBook: Simple Multicloud Kubernetes Management? Yes. With Hitachi Kubernetes Service Connect with Hitachi Vantara TwitterLinkedInFacebook [1] Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Forecasts Strong Revenue Growth for Global Container Management Software and Services Through 2024”, June 25, 2020 HCL aims to “Inspire for Better” with sponsorship of Dutch team in one of the toughest ocean races 2021-01-19T23:07:34Z hcl-aims-to-inspire-for-better-with-sponsorship-of-dutch-team-in-one-of-the-toughest-ocean-races Noida, India – January 12, 2020: HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced it is sponsoring Dutchess of the Sea, an all-women Dutch team participating in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a transatlantic rowing race. The four women departed from the Canary Islands on December 12 and will row over 3,000 miles non-stop to the Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda.   HCL’s support for the team is driven by the company’s commitment to being a sustainability-led business. Raising money for two important causes – The Plastic Soup Foundation and ALS Netherlands Foundation – the Dutchess of the Sea, one of the first all-woman Dutch teams to take part in the race, perfectly embodies the company’s core values.   The Plastic Soup Foundation is working towards creating awareness about the link between plastics and human health with dedicated campaigns about microplastics and plastic pollution. ALS Netherlands Foundation promotes scientific research into the cause of and options for prevention, cure and future treatment of ALS, while providing a communication platform for patients, relatives, surviving relatives and environment.   HCL believes in developing an ecosystem that supports the environment and communities in the regions where it operates. Its efforts in this area are intended to inspire innovation and new ideas through the use of technology and collaboration to create a better world.   The company also has a strong focus on inspiring women leaders and promoting gender equality in business. HCL recently celebrated the successful completion of its global diversity and inclusivity program ‘Women Lead’ in the Nordics. The initiative is designed to empower aspiring women in their leadership careers through exclusive 1:1 mentoring.     Other initiatives that HCL has undertaken to support its global communities and the environment in the last 12 months include:   ·       The HCL Foundation (HCLF), a not-for-profit organization, has been taking action to mitigate humanitarian crises, helping 130,000+ people to overcome problems posed by COVID-19. ·       In the UK, HCL recently completed its 12th ‘Get Started’ program with the Prince’s Trust, helping disadvantaged young people to learn skills in app design, coding, software development and cybersecurity. ·       In South Africa, HCL’s partnership with Safe-Hub will lead to the creation of a digital lab to drive digital literacy skills in young people.  ·       HCL’s sponsorship of the Göta Traneberg youth ice hockey team in Stockholm is meant to inspire the next generation of women leaders through sporting role models.   These efforts are also underpinned by HCL’s alignment with the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. To find out more about HCL’s global CSR initiatives, visit: https://www.hcltech.com/socially-responsible-business.   HCL Technologies Anne Coyle, US anne.coyle@hcl.com   Elka Ghudial, Europe elka.ghudial@hcl.com   Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC devneeta.p@hcl.com BAI Communications appoints Brendan O’Reilly as Global Chief Technology Officer 2021-01-19T05:50:59Z bai-communications-appoints-brendan-oreilly-as-global-chief-technology-officer 19 January 2021 [Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney, Toronto]: Leading global communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) today announced its appointment of Brendan O’Reilly to the global position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).Based out of London, O’Reilly’s role will be focused on accelerating the company’s expansion of its neutral host solutions and magnifying its strengths as a telecommunications infrastructure service provider. This remit forms a core part of BAI’s growth strategy, which was set out by Group CEO Igor Leprince in mid-2020 and aims to cement the business as a global leader in the delivery of shared 5G network infrastructure.With almost two decades of telecommunications expertise, O’Reilly brings a proven track record of delivering complex technology strategies and programmes to his new role with BAI. He joins from Telefónica where he was the CTO for O2’s UK operation for the past six years, boasting achievements such as leading the development of O2’s network share partnership with Vodafone, O2’s fastest 4G deployment in the UK and the recent launch of its 5G network. "I’m delighted to be joining BAI in the early stages of executing its ambitious growth plans. This role offers me the opportunity to play a pivotal role in defining and implementing the technology strategy that will help BAI become a globally renowned provider of neutral host solutions to MNOs and municipalities. BAI’s engineering expertise, alongside its proven experience in delivering large scale connected infrastructure and networking solutions, positions it perfectly to lead the next phase of digital transformation that 5G is creating,” said Brendan.Group CEO Igor Leprince commented on the appointment, saying: “The deployment and expansion of 5G is going to be a transformative enabler for businesses, government enterprises, and societies around the world. It will be a key driver for the next wave of technological and economic development, accelerating the scalability of connected infrastructure applications across cities, transport networks, and other government services, changing the way we travel, live and work within cities. This makes it an exciting time to have Brendan join our business.“Brendan brings deep technical skills and knowledge to our team, alongside his extensive experience in leading successful projects and partnerships that enhance the connectivity offerings of mobile network operators. With Brendan at the helm of our technology function, BAI will continue to enhance its neutrally hosted connected infrastructure innovation and delivery to help bring the smart cities vision to fruition.” O’Reilly will commence his role in March 2021, joining BAI’s Executive team and reporting to Group CEO Igor Leprince. ENDS About BAI CommunicationsBAI Communications designs, builds, and operates cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio, and IP networks around the world. We are engineering experts and technology innovators with proven experience in delivering the next wave of connectivity solutions through long-term partnerships with broadcasters, transit operators, governments, and MNOs. As a leading communications infrastructure provider, BAI’s neutral host solutions connect people, enrich communities and advance economies. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the US, where we have a majority stake in Transit Wireless. Rhotex Inc Launches Environmentally-Sound Options to Crypto Mining 2021-01-18T15:08:23Z rhotex-inc-launches-environmentally-sound-options-to-crypto-mining-1     TORONTO, Jan 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Rhotex ( www.rhotex.com ) has officially launched 3 miner cases configured with an in-built factory cooling system to ensure 100% efficiency as the chips generate heat. From Rhotex, this first of its kind innovation designed by seasoned crypto industry experts provides an environmentally responsible solution to today's challenges with the traditional miners by consuming lesser power supply compared to the output performance.                                                             Rhotex currently offers a range of products in their new offer: RHO Lite, RHO Pro, and RHO Rack which comes with incredible features such as low power consumption, high-performance output, Wi-Fi / Ethernet connection, easy setup and productive compatibility with various blockchain options. These combined with its inbuilt cooling system increases expected hash rate conversion hence giving it an edge in the industry. All products in the RHO series were painstakingly analyzed and tried under intense conditions.Rhotex Inc.'s algorithm solutions integrate world-class hardware and software technologies for edge and cloud-to-edge enterprise solutions and mines Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash at high levels in remarkable time. Hash rate powers in the series include:RHO Lite: 1000 TH/s - Bitcoin, 5 GH/s - EthereumRHO Pro: 1800 TH/s - Bitcoin, 10 GH/s - Ethereum andRHO Rack: 4100 TH/s - Bitcoin, 20 GH/s - Ethereum.Roberts Evans, CEO for Rhotex Inc. in a statement says the RHO series is an easy to use miner that optimizes energy efficiency while providing maximum output. "It's our way of contributing our quota to a green environment by creating an eco-friendly design with an in-built cooling system that has very low carbon emission. This is the first of its kind. We are very delighted by the opportunities this innovation offers," he further added.To access the wide range of products on offer and learn more about Rhotex visit www.rhotex.comAbout RhotexRhotex Inc. is the company behind the RHO Miner series which are eco-friendly high-quality cryptocurrency miners with an in-built cooling system that delivers extremely high hash power with low energy consumption. Their partners include Equinix, Avenga, Etiya, Altiostar, and many more. Headquartered in Toronto Canada, the company currently has facilities in Australia.Contact Information:Rhotex Inc.Torrie Fontan747-216-1067SOURCE: Rhotex Inc If you join the forces, you join a family. 2021-01-18T03:31:57Z if-you-join-the-forces-you-join-a-family Robert Bugden (35), Robert Jordan (64) and Matthew Seviour (46) are members of Blesma, a charity that supports injured or limbless service men and women who served in the UK forces, regardless of where they live. All three veterans are part of the Military family, serving their country to the best of their abilities. The three found each other through the Blesma Connects app.  This article is about Budgen, Jordan and Seviour’s life experiences and how Blesma enabled them to adapt to civilian and disabled life.  At first glance, there is not much in common between Robert Bugden, a thrill seeking parachute jumping instructor aged 35, Robert Jordan, a 64 year old retired construction worker and Matthew Seviour, 46 year old football fanatic and father of two teenagers. At different stages of their lives and careers, it’s hard to spot the ties that might bind them.  But Robert, Matthew and Jordan are all part of that special family of ex-servicemen who have served their country in some part of the forces: Bugden not surprisingly in the Royal Airforce, Jordan and Seviour in the Army. But more than that – all three are members of Blesma, a charity that supports injured or limbless service men and women who served in the UK forces.  While how and when in their careers they came to be injured differs, Bugden suffering a mid-air collision while on the job with the Air Force teaching other service folk, and Jordan injured on a construction site after leaving the services, to Blesma, this is irrelevant. They served their country and they deserve to be supported.  Blesma members are spread throughout the UK, with some relocating as far afield as the US, Canada and Australia. Recognising that digital technology could help reduce the distance between both Blesma and between their more than 3,000 members, Blesma developed ‘Blesma Connects’, an app that provides news and updates of interest to members, information on the huge range of activities that Blesma offers members, easy access to assistance from the Support and Outreach officers, and also a chat facility for Blesma members to keep in contact with each other, find new friends with shared interests or just bridge the distance between members – whether that might be a few miles or a few thousand.  At 64, Jordan would love to work again, but recognises his age is against him. Rather than feel sorry for himself, he sews masks for his wife, a nurse, and the vital frontline staff she works with. He keeps in contact with both those he served with and new friends he’s made via the app, and he and his wife often attend the social events for members and partners. Bugden’s connection to Blesma is even deeper. Still a thrill-seeker at heart, Bugden still loves jumping out of planes, but now includes his wheelchair in the jump, Bugden is also a fundraiser for Blesma, organising lunches and dinners for other members and their families. His sense of humour undamaged, he commented that ‘One of the nice things about the Blesma Connects app is that you can use it even when you have limited hand function like me´.  For Seviour, Blesma Connects is a true part of his support network. The divorced father of two teenagers lost the use of limbs and suffers chronic back pain. His biggest fear is that some unexpected movement, even pulling his socks up, will cause him extreme pain. While medication helps, Seviour is never pain free. Blesma is a true extension of the force’s family for Seviour, acting as an extended support network for him from practical chores such as grocery shopping, or sharing his passions and hobbies from yoga, which helps with the pain though scuba diving which keeps the world a fascinating place. Oh, and there’s football, with the Blesma Connects app keeping Seviour both connected with others ex-forces mates to share the highs and lows of his team’s fortunes, and to keep abreast of the latest news and development, notably around treatments and options that are specifically relevant to him.   With the support of Blesma, members have been able to secure grants to upgrade their houses to better suit their abilities, get the latest in prosthetic technology, undertake training to help them with new careers and remain active and connected to the wider family that binds those who have been in the forces. As Jordan says: ‘Family looks after one another no matter what. And the forces are like a family. The first thing you ask on the Blesma Connects app is: what is your service number?’  Blesma Connects – keeping the forces family connected. The Blesma Connects appBlesma Connects is provided by Blesma - a charity that, Since World War 1, has offered disabled veterans and their families lifelong support. Blesma partnered with Miroma Project Factory to develop Blesma Connects. The app enables its members: to receive relevant news tailored to their individual needs and interests   to connect and engage in activities with other Blesma members easily keep on touch with other members and find old mates hear about new routes to secure medical support and grants easily access the welfare counselling Blesma provides. This article is based on a Zoom chat between Robert Jordan, Robert Bugden, Matthew Seviour, members of the Blesma support staff and representatives from Miroma Project Factory - a digital arm of the global Miroma Group of agencies. About Miroma Project Factory  Miroma Project Factory is a multi award-winning digital production and development house that creates innovative and interactive digital products across web, mobile, social media and games platforms. Its’ reputation is built on delivering ground-breaking products in entertainment, broadcast and health with a deep specialisation in gamification for engagement and behavioural change.   For more information, please visit www.theprojectfactory.com.  Follow on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. About Blesma Blesma, The Limbless Veterans was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.  Blesma is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. We support these men and women and their families in their communities throughout the UK and overseas.  Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives; just as we are still caring for our surviving World War II veterans, we also look after those who have survived complex trauma injuries through recent conflicts, accidents or illness, and will need our specialised support as they face the long journey ahead. Blesma aims to ensure that all serving or ex-service men and women who have lost sight, limbs or the use of limbs can lead independent and fulfilling lives and will not be failed, forgotten or left behind. For more information, please visit https://blesma.org/.  Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Rhotex Inc. Imposes a New Eco-Friendly Concept to Cryptocurrency Mining 2021-01-16T16:49:13Z rhotex-inc-imposes-a-new-eco-friendly-concept-to-cryptocurrency-mining-1      TORONTO, Jan 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Rhotex Inc., a leading provider of cryptocurrency mining solutions, announces its latest product line, developed through the integration of its world-class hardware and software technologies. Rhotex offers the first factory design cooling case that keeps mining operations working perfectly, while consuming less power versus output performance.                                              The design of Rhotex Inc. miners allows for cooling systems to be built within the case. Keeping temperatures down ensures that the machine runs smoothly, consistently, and at peak efficiency.The Rhotex Inc. product line includes:RHO Lite - $3,150SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 1000 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 5GH/s - EthereumRHO Pro - $5,800SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 1800 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 10 GH/s - EthereumRHO Rack - $12,999SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 4100 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 20 GH/s - EthereumFor more information, visit www.rhotex.com.About Rhotex Inc.Our inbuilt cooling system cases provide an environmentally responsible solution to today's challenges with the traditional miners. Rhotex inbuilt cooling systems are engineered to cool the machine as the chips generate heat. These systems are safe for computer chips and keep the chips cool as they run and generate heat. The cooling systems work automatically. This simply means you only need to turn on the cooling system, then the system automatically regulates the temperature within the case while the machine works efficiently.CONTACT:Torrie FontanRhotex Inc.+17472161067 SOURCE: Rhotex Inc Aged Care and Disability Support Marketplace, Mable, Chooses Optimizely for Greater Agility and Scale 2021-01-12T23:16:13Z aged-care-and-disability-support-marketplace-mable-chooses-optimizely-for-greater-agility-and-scale-2 Sydney, NSW - December 15, 2020 – Optimizely, an Episerver company, today announced that Mable, a safeguarded online marketplace that enables consumers to find, connect with, and directly hire independent support workers, nurses, and therapists, has chosen Optimizely to enable experimentation as part of the company’s product development. Mable raised $15 million in early 2020 in a funding round led by Ellerson Capital.  According to Piroksa Bisits-Bullen, Data Science Director at Mable, improvements in speed to market and productivity drove the selection of Optimizely. “With Optimizely, we can not only run more experiments, but our data science team no longer needs to hand-hold experiments. We can test the impact of changes on other areas of our business like contact centre volume and frequency of enquiries.” “Optimizely is proud to be working with Mable to help improve the matching of the elderly or those living with a disability with suitable carers and services more quickly and effectively thanks to our platform,” said Simon McDonald, Managing Director APAC, Optimizely. “Mable now joins brands like THE ICONIC, The Country Road Group, Kmart and Appliances Online as part of the Optimizely Asia Pacific region expansion.” “Optimizely enables a/b/n testing, lightning fast bucketing of users and an easy way for our product managers to view results real time - many other tools aren’t as robust,” said Bisits-Bullen. “We have rapidly changing customer needs and Optimizely has the agile, flexible platform to be able to adapt to those changes.” Key in Optimizely’s selection was high levels of flexibility, faster and easier experiment setup, and no impact on the speed of Mable’s channels. With over 100,000 people accessing its platform each month, Mable has grown rapidly over the past couple of years. Recent funding will improve data science and machine learning capabilities that underpin the marketplace. Optimizely’s integration with Salesforce also figured in Mable’s selection. Says Bisits-Bullen, “Our customers may be accessing the website via screen readers. Insight into that behavior provides our customer service team with important details about the customer’s digital experience and how we can better assist them. And that’s very important to us.” Optimizely enables Mable to run experiments across its website, mobile app and algorithms, empowering staff to iterate on, and improve, the user experience and customer journey.  “Social responsibility and assisting people in the Asia Pacific region is important to everyone at Optimizely,” said McDonald. “We are proud to support Mable to help members of our community safely get the assistance they need. I am excited to see how Optimizely can help Mable develop its programs even further to better serve our community.”   For more information email contact.anz@optimizely.com.  About Optimizely Optimizely, an Episerver company, provides the industry’s leading digital experience optimization platform including AI-powered personalization and experimentation, which encompasses A/B testing, multivariate testing, and server-side testing. We take out the guesswork to enable brands to deliver relevant experiences driven by data. The world's greatest brands choose Optimizely to win and compete in the digital economy, including Gap, StubHub, IBM, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. To learn more, visit optimizely.com. On October 21, 2020, Optimizely was acquired by Episerver, a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.  Australian Smart Tech Brand, G-mee, Partners with Australia Post 2021-01-12T22:52:49Z australian-smart-tech-brand-g-mee-partners-with-australia-post-1 Images available here.Australian smart tech start-up, G-mee, has secured Australia Post as a national retail partner for the brand’s G-mee Connect smartphone. The G-mee range, consisting of the G-mee Plus smart player and G-mee Connect smartphone, is an Australian innovation created to support the safe exploration of smart technology by young users. G-mee offers all the features desired for on-the-go-entertainment and removes digital temptations. With no digital camera and a built-in G-mee App Lock, G-mee is already being recognised as the smart device to satisfy both parent and child needs. The G-mee Connect is the smartphone model of the range and offers access to Google mobile services such as Google Play and YouTube, as well as 4G cellular connectivity. This device facilitates phone calls, SMS and the use of data for browsing and downloading content anytime. Like all G-mee devices, the G-mee Connect comes with a built-in App Lock to ensure users only access age appropriate content. The smartphone also enables download of a free Call Manager App, giving parents the ability to disallow calls from specific numbers at specific times of the day. G-mee creator, Australian tech expert and father of three daughters, Charlie Brown, says the partnership with Australia Post will make safe smart technology accessible to more users. “One of the key things we’ve learned from the events of 2020, is that smart devices are now a necessity. So too is having an awareness of keeping safe online,” Mr Brown explains. “We launched G-mee online last year and our online sales show great promise. Parents are seeing the benefits of G-mee for their kids’ digital use and are telling their friends. Now it’s time to take G-mee to another level.” “We’re excited to offer G-mee Connect smartphones through participating Australia Post outlets nationally. Aussie families will now be able to find a smartphone option to help keep kids safe online at participating Australia Post outlets so they can stay connected once they return to school in 2021.” “Australia Post outlets across the country have evolved to become more than just a place to send letters and packages. Now they are also regarded as a source for quality technology and gadgets at a reasonable price point.” “The G-mee Connect smartphone is all about giving everyday Australian families an affordable device option that prioritises online safety for young users. Our products give parents the ability to curate the content their child engages with, to help guide and educate them about safely using smart technology to become informed users into the future.” The G-mee Connect is available at participating Australia Post outlets nationally for $149. For more information on G-mee, visit www.g-mee.com. ENDS Editor’s Note: G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is available for interview on request. For further information, imagery and media enquiries contact:Maria Crema, Crema PR, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au About G-meeThe range of G-mee smart devices is the brainchild of respected technology expert, Charlie Brown of CBN Media. Charlie created the G-mee range after he and his wife realised that there wasn’t a device on the market that they could give their three young daughters and be assured that the content they were consuming was appropriate. G-mee smart devices give users, of all levels of digital savvy, access to the best on-the-go entertainment, while including features to support safe cyber use and exploration. There are two devices in the G-mee range including the G-mee Plus smart player and G-mee Connect smartphone. About CBN MediaCBN Media is one of Australia’s leading production houses, dedicated to educating the Australian public about new and innovative technology. CBN Media produces Australia’s longest running technology TV show, CyberShack TV and Australia’s highest rating technology radio show, Life and Technology. CBN Media is headed by Charlie Brown, one of Australia's favourite cutting edge commentators on lifestyle technology. Genetec shares its top physical security trends predictions for 2021 2021-01-12T21:00:40Z genetec-shares-its-top-physical-security-trends-predictions-for-2021 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, January 13, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today shared its top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2021. Innovative security solutions will help businesses thrive post pandemic While the world remains optimistic for 2021, organisations will need to remain creative about how they use, update, and redeploy their security systems across their facilities. This will allow them to start thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value. We have already seen proof of this resilience and resourcefulness over the last few months with many organisations quickly adapting to the new needs and challenges posed by COVID-19, using their physical security technology as a strategic tool in the fight against the pandemic. In many ways, the extraordinary difficulties brought on by the current situation have put an increased focus on the role and importance of the physical security industry. And once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror, we believe organisations will continue to look at their physical security technology and related data as both strategic and enterprise-shaping. Businesses will focus on privacy protection In an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations rushed to implement ‘fever detection’ devices and other new sensors without necessarily having the time to consider privacy implications. Public privacy concerns related to COVID-19 contact tracing and other social challenges will continue to grow. These sensitivities will require the physical security industry to address privacy head-on and find appropriate solutions. Rather than hindering the development of new technologies, privacy will prove to be a driving force in the pursuit of responsible and innovative design, encouraging forward-thinking, ethical developers to embrace Privacy by Design methodologies. This involves proactively embedding privacy into the design and operation of IT systems, networked infrastructure, and business practices from the first line of code to the third-party vendors selected for partnership and integration. And, in the physical security industry, building a software solution from the ground up with privacy in mind means that organisations won’t have to choose between protecting individual privacy and ensuring their physical security. Privacy should always be the default option rather than the other way round, and security technology developers who take it seriously will gain distinct advantages, notably their customers’ trust. Cybersecurity risks will continue to rise While cybersecurity has been an issue for some time, it will unfortunately continue to be a vital concern in 2021. From schools and hospitals to private businesses and governments, there’s been a rise in cyber-attacks over the last year. In Q3 of 2020 alone, Trend Micro reported that there were almost 4 million email threats and over 1 million hits on malicious URLs related to COVID-19. Much of this can be linked to the overnight shift to remote work, which left companies scrambling to keep business running while also trying to secure corporate assets. This shift highlighted the fact that the traditional IT perimeter no longer exists. Businesses, organisations, and governments will need to take decisive steps to strengthen their cyber posture, or risk undermining the safety of their intellectual property, sensitive data, and personal information. Choosing trusted vendors and deploying physical security solutions that come with layers of cyber defense is critical. Security teams understand that built-in encryption, multi-factor authentication, and password management are the first lines of defense. Beyond that, taking advantage of other features such as cybersecurity risk scoring, system vulnerability alerts, and automated reminders for firmware and hardware updates are significant advantages in this heightened risk environment. Greater focus on trust in the supply chain Physical security technology has become an integral part of an organisation’s IT strategy and is, thankfully, now under the same level of scrutiny as other elements of an organisation’s technology stack. Some governments are already discouraging the use of certain products from security manufacturers, citing trust and security vulnerabilities. End users, especially in the enterprise space, are taking more time to scrutinise the manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with whom they choose to work. This includes asking vendors more pointed questions about how they manage emerging threats, how forthcoming they are about product vulnerabilities and their partner ecosystem, and what their data and privacy policies are. For a physical security solution provider to be considered a reputable, reliable partner to their customers, they are going to have to meet more stringent requirements as part of the procurement process. Demand for hybrid cloud solutions will continue to grow According to Forrester’s recent report, Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery, global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% to a market value of $120 billion over the next year. As online usage and remote work spiked during the pandemic, a global shift towards digital transformation, already underway, greatly accelerated. In order to thrive, physical security professionals will need to follow the lead of IT departments. In the coming year, physical security leaders should let go of the either/or division between cloud and on-premises security systems and embrace a hybrid deployment model in their physical security infrastructure. This will allow them to implement specific systems or applications in the cloud while keeping existing on-premises systems. With a hybrid cloud approach, security directors will become more agile in making decisions about how they can enhance scalability, redundancy, and availability to suit their organisation’s evolving needs. They will also be able to quickly migrate to newer technologies, minimise hardware footprint, boost cybersecurity, and reduce costs. Cloud offerings need to become an essential option to quickly adapt to changes and ensure business continuity. --ends-- About Genetec Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com © Genetec Inc., 2021. Genetec, and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au acQuire Technology Solutions acquires environmental information management software, EnviroSys 2021-01-12T02:26:13Z acquire-technology-solutions-acquires-environmental-information-management-software-envirosys acQuire Technology Solutions Pty Ltd (acQuire), a global specialist in geoscientific information management software solutions, has acquired the environmental and water quality data management software EnviroSys from SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd (SRA). The acquisition adds an environmental and monitoring solution to acQuire’s existing product suite. EnviroSys is an environmental compliance management and monitoring software product, used by mining, government, water and energy companies. It’s a flexible, comprehensive and accessible product enabling customers to capture, analyse and produce compliant reports on their projects. The software solution is used mostly in Australia. EnviroSys is highly complementary to acQuire’s flagship product, GIM Suite, and strengthens acQuire’s competitive edge and position as an industry leader in geoscientific information management solutions for the natural resources industry. SRA CEO Steve Rowe said, “With EnviroSys’ growing success and continually improving product, it was important for EnviroSys to find a new partner to maximise its growth potential, not only in Australia but globally. We see further opportunities for both companies and will partner on future opportunities and projects.”  “We are very excited to welcome the EnviroSys team into the acQuire family. They are an excellent fit for the acQuire brand with an innovative and modern software solution and we look forward to growing their excellent product and reputation under our ownership,” acQuire CEO Alison Atkins said. “Our success as a global provider of geoscientific information management solutions, plus being backed by Vela Software, means we can leverage shared services, expertise, and partnerships to extend the EnviroSys product into new areas. We see fresh opportunities to deliver the EnviroSys technology to more companies across the globe and create a connected product suite to benefit our existing and future customers.” If you have any questions about this acquisition, or the capabilities of acQuire’s products, please contact the acQuire team at info@acquire.com.au or visit the acQuire website at www.acquire.com.au. Back to school: G-mee smartphone satisfies tech wish lists of teens and parents 2021-01-11T23:09:58Z back-to-school-g-mee-smartphone-satisfies-tech-wish-lists-of-teens-and-parents Images available here. Music, Google Apps, audiobooks, calls and text are among the features that top the wish lists of young smartphone users. For parents, reducing exposure to online risks is paramount when considering a first smartphone purchase for their child. The ideal mobile for first time users, the G-mee Connect smartphone facilitates on-the-go entertainment and social connections but has no camera and integrates in-built parental controls to quickly adjust device functionality to create a safe online experience for young users. Created by Aussie father and tech expert, Charlie Brown, the G-mee Connect smartphone is designed to help kids develop their online readiness to become technologically informed and confident users into the future. In 2020, just under half (46%) of Australian children aged 6 to 13 used a mobile phone, up from 41% in 2015(1). In the 14-17 age bracket, 9 in 10 Australian teens have a mobile phone(2). Interestingly, nearly 6 in 10 young people (8-17 years) who reported a negative experience online, identified emotional and/or psychological impacts as a result(3). A majority (94%) of parents identify their child's online safety as a priority, however parents lack confidence in dealing with certain negative online experiences their child may face, such as cyberbullying and online threats(4). To support a positive online experience for young users, the G-mee Connect smartphone comes with an in-built App Lock to ensure users only access and engage with age appropriate content. The smartphone also enables download of a free Call Manager App, giving parents the ability to disallow calls from specific numbers and phone use at specific times of the day. “The G-mee Connect smartphone is all about giving everyday Australian families an affordable first phone option that prioritises online safety for young users. G-mee smart devices give parents the ability to curate the content their child engages with, to help guide and educate them about safely using smart technology to become informed users into the future,” said G-mee creator, Charlie Brown.The G-mee Connect has a RRP of $149.95 and is available for purchase via www.g-mee.com and at participating Australia Post outlets nationally. G-mee Connect smartphone - Key Features:No digital camera – reduces the temptation to overshare online.Access to apps via Google Play Store. Comes with pre-loaded Google Apps.G-mee App Lock: ability to lock apps with pin code.4G cellular connectivity to facilitate phone calls, SMS and the use of data for browsing and downloading content anytime.Facilitates mobile network calls and SMS and blocking of unwanted calls and SMS.Free Call Manager App - parents can allow and disallow calls from specific numbers and specific times of the day.In-built G-mee App Lock so that parents can restrict and free up device functionality to suit the digital readiness of the user.Android 9.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.8GB in-built memory storage.Micro SD: to to 32GB.5-inch plastic touch screen.3.5mm headphone jack and in-built speaker. For more information on G-mee, visit www.g-mee.com. ENDS G-mee product and lifestyle imagery available here. Sources:ACMA – Kids and mobiles: How Australian children are using mobile phonesRoy Morgan Single Source Australia, July 2015 – June 2016Office of the eSafety Commissioner – State of Play – Youth, kids and digital dangerseSafety Research Parenting Digital Age Editor’s Note: G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is available for interview on request. For further information, imagery and media enquiries contact:Maria Crema, Crema PR, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au About G-meeThe range of G-mee smart devices is the brainchild of respected technology expert, Charlie Brown of CBN Media. Charlie created the G-mee range after he and his wife realised that there wasn’t a device on the market that they could give their two young daughters and be assured that the content they were consuming was safe. G-mee smart devices give users, of all levels of digital savvy, access to the best on-the-go entertainment, while including features to support safe cyber use and exploration. There are two devices in the G-mee range including the G-mee Plus smart player and G-mee Connect smartphone. About CBN MediaCBN Media is one of Australia’s leading production houses, dedicated to educating the Australian public about new and innovative technology. CBN Media produces Australia’s longest running technology TV show, CyberShack TV and Australia’s highest rating technology radio show, Life and Technology. CBN Media is headed by Charlie Brown, one of Australia's favourite cutting edge commentators on lifestyle technology. Rhotex Inc Launches Environmentally-Sound Options to Crypto Mining 2021-01-11T11:15:01Z rhotex-inc-launches-environmentally-sound-options-to-crypto-mining      TORONTO, Jan 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Rhotex ( www.rhotex.com ) has officially launched 3 miner cases configured with an in-built factory cooling system to ensure 100% efficiency as the chips generate heat. From Rhotex, this first of its kind innovation designed by seasoned crypto industry experts provides an environmentally responsible solution to today's challenges with the traditional miners by consuming lesser power supply compared to the output performance. Rhotex currently offers a range of products in their new offer: RHO Lite, RHO Pro, and RHO Rack which comes with incredible features such as low power consumption, high-performance output, Wi-Fi / Ethernet connection, easy setup and productive compatibility with various blockchain options. These combined with its inbuilt cooling system increases expected hash rate conversion hence giving it an edge in the industry. All products in the RHO series were painstakingly analyzed and tried under intense conditions.Rhotex Inc.'s algorithm solutions integrate world-class hardware and software technologies for edge and cloud-to-edge enterprise solutions and mines Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash at high levels in remarkable time. Hash rate powers in the series include:RHO Lite: 1000 TH/s - Bitcoin, 5 GH/s - EthereumRHO Pro: 1800 TH/s - Bitcoin, 10 GH/s - Ethereum andRHO Rack: 4100 TH/s - Bitcoin, 20 GH/s - Ethereum.Roberts Evans, CEO for Rhotex Inc. in a statement says the RHO series is an easy to use miner that optimizes energy efficiency while providing maximum output. "It's our way of contributing our quota to a green environment by creating an eco-friendly design with an in-built cooling system that has very low carbon emission. This is the first of its kind. We are very delighted by the opportunities this innovation offers," he further added.To access the wide range of products on offer and learn more about Rhotex visit www.rhotex.com.About RhotexRhotex Inc. is the company behind the RHO Miner series which are eco-friendly high-quality cryptocurrency miners with an in-built cooling system that delivers extremely high hash power with low energy consumption. Their partners include Equinix, Avenga, Etiya, Altiostar, and many more. Headquartered in Toronto Canada, the company currently has facilities in Australia.Contact Information:Rhotex Inc.Torrie Fontan747-216-1067SOURCE: Rhotex Inc HCL TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES CLOSE OF ACQUISITION OF DWS LIMITED 2021-01-07T23:03:21Z hcl-technologies-announces-close-of-acquisition-of-dws-limited Melbourne, Australia, and Noida, India — January 05, 2021 — HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, confirmed the official closure of its acquisition of the DWS Group, a leading Australian IT, business and management consulting group, which delivers business and technology innovation to multiple clients across a spectrum of industry verticals across Australia and New Zealand. Rhotex Inc. Imposes a New Eco-Friendly Concept to Cryptocurrency Mining 2021-01-06T22:28:20Z rhotex-inc-imposes-a-new-eco-friendly-concept-to-cryptocurrency-mining      TORONTO, Jan 7, 2021 - Rhotex Inc., a leading provider of cryptocurrency mining solutions, announces its latest product line, developed through the integration of its world-class hardware and software technologies. Rhotex offers the first factory design cooling case that keeps mining operations working perfectly, while consuming less power versus output performance.The design of Rhotex Inc. miners allows for cooling systems to be built within the case. Keeping temperatures down ensures that the machine runs smoothly, consistently, and at peak efficiency.The Rhotex Inc. product line includes:RHO Lite - $3,150SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 1000 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 5GH/s - EthereumRHO Pro - $5,800SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 1800 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 10 GH/s - EthereumRHO Rack - $12,999SHA256/BTC/BCHETASH/ETHHash rate: 4100 TH/s - BitcoinHash rate: 20 GH/s - EthereumFor more information, visit www.rhotex.com.                                                     About Rhotex Inc.Our inbuilt cooling system cases provide an environmentally responsible solution to today's challenges with the traditional miners. Rhotex inbuilt cooling systems are engineered to cool the machine as the chips generate heat. These systems are safe for computer chips and keep the chips cool as they run and generate heat. The cooling systems work automatically. This simply means you only need to turn on the cooling system, then the system automatically regulates the temperature within the case while the machine works efficiently.CONTACT:Torrie FontanRhotex Inc.+17472161067SOURCE: Rhotex Inc. Adobe Flash Player to be officially retired on the 31st of December 2020 2020-12-23T23:55:16Z adobe-flash-player-to-be-officially-retired-on-the-31st-of-december-2020 On the 31st of December Adobe will officially retire Adobe Flash Player and mark the end of an era for the internet as a whole. Over the years as mobile has taken up a significantly larger chunk of internet traffic technologies like Flash fell out of favor by developers as open standards like HTML5 could be used directly in the browser without requiring 3rd party frameworks to be installed. In addition to this Flash itself has suffered from numerous security vulnerabilities over the years, despite this however it was immensely popular at it's peak with many games and videos created using the technology. With the software reaching End Of Life (EOL) AGR Technology a technology business recommends it's clients and users to uninstall the software from their machines to keep safe from any potential exploits or vulnerabilities that may be targeted in future. In addition to this AGR Technology has also published a Flash Player Archive for download on their official website which contains a copy of the last updated version of Flash from Adobe along with a blog post on how to play games once Flash support is fully removed from major browsers. With these methods available users can still enjoy classic games and legacy content despite using newer technologies into the future. About AGR Technology AGR Technology is an independent technology business based in regional Australia providing tutorials, software utilities and business services such as software development and Website Design. Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AGRTECH1 LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/agr-technology/ Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AGR_Technology Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/agrtech1/