The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future events, future opportunities, global expansion and other growth initiatives and our investments in such initiatives. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future; changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T01:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit www.thebusinessofevents.com.au. The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T22:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organisations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse litigation developments or in the government inquiry; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities, including its common stock and its Preferred Stock; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on August 9, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. FATS Digital Offers Heavy Discounts on Digital Media Services 2018-03-28T11:25:32Z fats-digital-offers-heavy-discounts-on-digital-media-services FATS the industry leader in DVD duplication and replication service offers you the lucrative range of offers to cater diversify needs. Just visit the website fats.com.au and click the “special deals” tab. Under this, you will find a plethora of discount offers in duplication and replication services.                                                 CD Duplication  To cater the range of 100 to 400 CDs, the FATS offers the range of discount on every bulk quantity. Like for 400 CDs, the upfront price is $3.20 per unit/ex GST which will include free 4-panel digipak and printing in full-colour quality. Likewise, for 200 CDs, the price is $2.40 per unit/ex GST which include CD jewel case and printing in full-colour quality.  CD Replication Need to promote your contents to thousands of your customer then get ready to backed by cutting-edge replication service from FATS. Unlike CD duplication, the information regarding the discount is available in “special deals” tab, all you need to go to CD replication section and click on it. Coming to the offers, for 1000 CDs pack is available in the different price range ($0.95 to $1.80) and packaging solution.  DVD Duplication FATS categorized the DVD Duplication offers under nine different section. Like for Promo Code WHSDD06, you will get duplication of 400 DVDs with full colour printed quality and 4 panel Digipack packaging. For more detail, navigate to http://fats.com.au/Promotion02.aspx DVD Replication For 1000 DVDs replication, the discount range lies between $1.15 to $1.95. This will include the free artwork as well. For further information go to http://fats.com.au/Promotion05.aspx. Video duplication Why are you bothering with keeping the video assets in old storage devices? It time to revitalize those content and stuff them in a much reliable source. FATS offers the excellent deal of $40 per master/ex GST for 5 units. All the content will deliberately transfer to the DVDs and packed in a square mailer.                                            USB   Do you refer to share the content on the USB drive, then stop wondering come to FATS. With fast turnaround and a cutting-edge process, FATS is ready to cater any order volume. The discount is limited to two storage variants i.e. 4GB and 8GB. As per offer, the 500 unit of 8GB pen drive will cost $9.50 per unit/ex GST which will include full-colour printing.  Wide Format Printing  The exhibition is knocking your door and you are not ready with your promotion banner, stop bothering and confront with our best in class Wide Format Printing. The discount offers are highly competitive and affordable. For 2000mm high x 850mm wide pull up banner will cost you $145 ex GST. The banner is highly durable offers a great finish. For more offer go to http://fats.com.au/Promotion08.aspx Film Conversions  Wonder what will happen to your old school in the future? Stop wondering and check out the cutting edge Film Conversions services from the FATS. All your content will be transformed to the DVD playback at a much lower price at $25 per 50 roll ex GST. FATS Digital Provides One-stop Solution for Asset Management 2018-03-12T12:11:16Z fats-digital-provides-one-stop-solution-for-asset-management-1 FATS Digital is a renowned organization that provides a one-stop solution for the assets management for all small-size to big-size organizations. Any computer data, files format, data restoration, CDs/DVDs replication/duplication, restore and archive aging media assets, file edit and retrieve relates jobs will be done under one roof.                                              They can convert any media file for your convenience and help you with expedited service for the requirements you need to fulfill on urgent basis. For any media material, they can introduce you the affordable solution 24X7.  Any requirement or media service, Fats come up with an affordable solution and helps in solving the digital archiving and accessibility needs. They have earned a specialized in a fully hosted digital asset management system.                                               They would support you a lot to distribute media files in different institutes for education purpose, whereas they provide CD/DVD replication or duplication if you want to introduce your new music launch and send it to your target audience. They are also enabling to convert VHS videos into CDs/DVDs/VHS. Once you go online, you will come across a lot of reason to consider FATS for varied industrial needs & requirements.                                                                Not only for a single industry, they have gained expertise in providing printing service, packaging, and media distribution in different formats. You can get customized the CD/DVD covers, get a custom design for USB drives or blank tapes or discs with any packaging material, color combination or more to giving your brand a distinct reputation. Get your media or marketing products ready the way you want them just in a few clicks.  Australian book industry welcomes the Marrakesh Treaty 2016-09-28T20:44:46Z australian-book-industry-welcomes-the-marrakesh-treaty The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works to Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities comes into effect today. It is an important step towards making the world of the written word accessible to those with vision and perceptual impairment. The Books Create Australia alliance supports the view that access to the written word is vital for all Australians. The Treaty establishes a copyright exception for visually impaired people and facilitates cross-border sharing of accessible versions of books in formats such as adapted electronic, braille, audio and large print. Cross-border sharing will increase the overall number of accessible versions of works in circulation worldwide by eliminating duplication and reducing friction in their delivery to print disabled people. Australian copyright legislation has had an exception for the vision impaired facilitating access for many years. “The Australian book industry has a long and proud tradition of making publications in accessible format and of making master files available to organisations working with the print-handicapped community. We look forward to working with all stakeholders to improve accessibility through practical solutions with real impact” said Michael Gordon-Smith, Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers Association. The Australian Publishers Association (APA), Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and the Print Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) support collaborative approaches to the implementation on the Marrakesh Treaty in Australia. As part of the book industry’s commitment to accessibility for the print disabled, the APA is a supporter of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC). What is the Accessible Books Consortium? The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats - such as braille, audio and large print - and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. The ABC is a multi-stakeholder partnership, co-founded by the International Publishers Association, World Blind Union (WBU), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). What is the Books Create Australia alliance? Publishers, bookshops, printers, authors, literary agents and readers have united in support of the #BooksCreate Australia campaign, voicing opposition to the proposed changes to copyright and PIRs by the Productivity Commission in their report on Intellectual Property Arrangements in Australia. Keep up with the latest news on the Australian book publishing industry’s advocacy campaign: bookscreateaustralia.com.au #BooksCreate Twitter @bookscreateaus | Facebook Books Create Australia | Instagram @bookscreateaus For more information and/or interviews, please contact: Emma Rusher, House of Rusher T 0423 213 626 | E emma@houseofrusher.com AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T01:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RISKS LOCAL BOOK PRINTER INDUSTRY 2016-06-26T21:29:24Z australian-government-risks-local-book-printer-industry 27 June, ADELAIDE: The viability of Australian book printers is under threat as uncertainty mounts over the immediate and long-term impact of government proposals to lift international book publishing standards enjoyed by the US and the UK. “There is a very real possibility the whole local publishing and print industry could disintegrate, warned Ben Jolly, CEO of Australia’s largest trade book printer, Adelaide’s Griffin Press. With Australians choosing to read 80% of their books off the printed page rather than in digital versions, book printers are a vital part of the $2b local book industry ecosystem. Australian book printers have embraced digital disruption with significant investments in new technology to remain competitive and deliver fast turnarounds demanded by the local book market. “Innovations in Australian digital print technology and supply methods means we are looking to on-shore as much book production as possible,” said HarperCollins Australian Publishing Operations Director, Robyn Fritchley who is in Adelaide today to meet with Griffin Press. “The government’s plan to repeal parallel importation rules (PIRs) would reverse that trend because print runs would become smaller and less economical forcing us back to overseas supply,' she warned. Jolly said, “What is frustrating about the uncertainty that lies ahead is there is no real evidence consumers will pay lower prices for their books nor will availability improve if PIRs are removed. But there is a very real possibility the whole local publishing and print industry could disintegrate.” Griffin Press has 105 direct employees and engages with many other local companies that would also be impacted by changes to the publishing scene. “These include Adelaide’s carton (box) makers, cover embellishment and sheetfed printers, plus local digital and conventional printing support engineers. The changes would also impact on paper manufacturers in Tasmania,” said Jolly. MEDIA CALL: 11am – 12noon, Matilda Bookshop, 8 Mt. Barker Rd, Stirling BEN JOLLY and ROBYN FRITCHLEY join bestselling authors including PETER GOLDSWORTHY AM, FIONA MCINTOSH, FIONA MCCALLUM; children’s book illustrators including MANDY FOOT; JOEL BECKER, CEO Australian Booksellers Association; LOUIS ADLER, President, Australian Publishers Association and others at Nick Xenophon’s media call on the issues. For interviews, more information and images please contact: Emma Rusher, House of Rusher T 0423 213 626 / (07) 3036 2024 | E emma@houseofrusher.com Konica Minolta Australia extends commitment to healthcare innovation by sponsoring Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Bytes4Health competition 2016-06-22T05:06:02Z konica-minolta-australia-extends-commitment-to-healthcare-innovation-by-sponsoring-murdoch-children-s-research-institute-s-bytes4health-competition Konica Minolta Australia has partnered with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute(MCRI) to support its Bytes4Health Program. The program offers health tech startups the unique opportunity to showcase their latest innovations to leading healthcare and medical research experts. By working directly with these experts, selected companies will develop their innovations with clinical end user input and scientific validation thereby distinguishing themselves from many competitors and increasing the value of their companies. As a Bytes4Health Foundation Partner, Konica Minolta will sit on the selection panel that reviews the program applicants and decides the finalists. Konica Minolta has also contributed $25,000 towards the program and will also provide business mentoring to finalists, nurturing the development of new healthcare technology in Australia. Vickie Edwards, Business Development Manager, Healthcare and Innovation, Konica Minolta, said, “Bytes4Health is an exciting program that speaks to Konica Minolta’s core values regarding creating new value for society. Konica Minolta is delighted to be involved and sees this as an important way to bridge the gap between those developing technology products and services for the healthcare industry, and their end users. Konica Minolta is committed to driving healthcare innovation and this partnership is an important way to demonstrate that.” The program selection panel includes commercial, clinical, technical, and industry professionals, including a representative from Konica Minolta. The panel will choose up to 10 finalists, two of whom will have the chance to co-locate to MCRI for four months. During this time, chosen finalists will develop their technologies alongside leading Australian healthcare experts. Successful companies will each receive $25,000 in funding plus research and clinical expertise to inform further development of their technology. Vickie Edwards said, “This program provides an outstanding opportunity for organisations to take their products or services to the next level, and to strengthen their professional networks in the healthcare industry. It’s an honour for Konica Minolta to help facilitate this initiative, and we look forward to seeing the results.”   - ENDS -   About Konica Minolta  Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments. Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation. Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers. For more information: www.konicaminolta.com.au. GOVERNMENT PUTS AUSTRALIA OUT OF STEP WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: INSPIRES TOP BOOK RETAILER ORGANISATION TO TAKE A STRONG STAND 2016-06-01T04:11:59Z government-puts-australia-out-of-step-with-international-standards-inspires-top-book-retailer-organisation-to-take-a-strong-stand Australia’s top national book retailer organisation, the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has united with national organisations that represent the people who write, manufacture, publish and read Australian books in a public awareness campaign. The Books Create Australia campaign (#bookscreate) condemns the Government’s radical plan to abolish international standards of the book publishing industry that threaten the future of Australian books. The government’s plan puts over 20,000 local jobs in printing, writing, book publishing and retail at risk by removing parallel importation rules and territorial copyright based on out-of-date price data referenced in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements. ‘These changes would not be good for Australian readers or retailers. Australian readers treasure Australian writing, and there would be less of it. The idea that there would be consumer benefits from removing territorial copyright is based on out-dated data and biased analysis,’ said Michael Gordon-Smith, CEO, APA. ‘The Americans and the Brits aren’t stupid,’ said bestselling author Tim Winton who joined many leading authors who spoke against government’s plan to remove territorial copyright in Australia at the Australian Book Industry Awards on May 19. ‘They’ll keep theirs because to give that up is to set fire to your own house … It’ll be only us doing that. We’ll be the ones putting ourselves at a self-destructive disadvantage. To no logical purpose whatsoever.’ Joel Becker, CEO of ABA today said, ‘The ABA is working collaboratively with the Australian Publishers Association (APA) to explore new options for further improving competitive pricing and the availability of stock for Australian consumers.’ ‘Both organisations are absolutely committed to the importance of Australian territorial copyright - in providing value, range and quality to Australian readers, and to the crucial long-term value of the industry and our customers.’ ‘The ABA will join the #bookscreate as an active partner,’ said Joel Becker, CEO of ABA at the top national booksellers’ conference held in Canberra on May 30. This is the first time that organisations that include the ABA, APA, Australian Society of Authors, Australian Literary Agents Association and the Print Industry Association of Australia are uniting in a public awareness campaign. The $2b Australian book industry has a strong track record in delivering innovative codes of practice that have seen Australian readers get the best book retail experience possible – timely access to a diverse array of books that are well priced. ‘This industry collaboration is unprecedented. It shows the strength of support for Australian writers and their writing, and it offers a chance to continue improving performance without putting that at risk,’ said Michael Gordon-Smith. AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY CODES OF PRACTICE: HIGHLIGHTS + 14/14: At present, Australian publishers, under an agreed code of conduct with booksellers, have two short weeks to release an overseas title after it is released in the USA or UK. If they don't meet that date booksellers are free to parallel import that title. By law they only have 30 days. Consumers can freely import copies for themselves at any time. However, increasingly major international titles are released simultaneously. + Booksellers can buy locally on a sale or return basis. This means they can return books to the publisher that do not sell. + Booksellers don’t have exposure to exchange rate changes when buying from local publishers. ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER ASSOCIATION booksellers.org.au The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) promotes the interests of booksellers in Australia. In 1985 the Association was incorporated in Victoria and now acts as the national body representing Australian booksellers. Members range from independent bookshops to chain and franchise shops, as well as specialist, second hand, academic and educational booksellers. ABOUT THE BOOKS CREATE AUSTRALIA CAMPAIGN bookscreateaustralia.com.au The Books Create Australia campaign has gained extraordinary momentum since launching at the Australian Book Industry Awards on Thursday, 19 May. Over 11,000 Australians have signed the petition to condemn the governments plan to abolish territorial copyright, PIRs and move towards a US-style Fair Use. Keep up with the latest news on the Australian book publishing industry’s advocacy campaign: BOOKS CREATE AUSTRALIA bookscreateaustralia.com.au #BooksCreate Twitter @bookscreateaus Facebook Books Create Australia Instagram @bookscreateaus For more information and/or interviews, please contact: Emma Rusher, House of Rusher T 0423 213 626 / (07) 3036 2024 | E emma@houseofrusher.com CALL FOR CLARITY ON TERRITORIAL COPYRIGHT IN AUSTRALIA 2016-05-24T18:30:00Z call-for-clarity-on-territorial-copyright-in-australia May 25, 2016: Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield stated that the Government believes, ‘Australian literature is vital to our cultural and intellectual life and the Coalition values the unique role that literature and books play in communicating Australian stories,’ in a media release of May 24. Authors and publishers call on the Government to make this claim meaningful by guaranteeing it will support Australian territorial copyright — the exclusive licence to publish or distribute a book in Australia — and not remove the 'equitable remuneration' that is a key part of Australia's fair dealing provisions. Senator Fifield’s outright rejection of radical recommendations in the Productivity Commission’s recent Draft Report on Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements puts the spotlight on the agenda and validity of the report. The recommendation to reduce the term of an author’s copyright to 15 to 25 years from creation, instead of 70 years after death contravenes free trade agreements and international standards. The Minister’s statement calls into question why the Draft Report strayed so far beyond Australian law and international trade agreements. It also calls into question other recommendations in the report about US-style fair use and territorial copyright – which together underpin the economic model of the Australian book publishing industry. He says ‘copyright protection is an essential mechanism for ensuring the viability and success of creative industries by incentivising and rewarding creators.’ It would be inconsistent with this to repeal territorial copyright (otherwise known as parallel importation rules) that guarantee those incentives and rewards. Currently publishers buy a ‘use-it-or-lose it’ exclusive licence from an author to sell a book in Australia. The book must be readily available to Australians or they lose this licence. Holding the Australian licence to publish a book is the basis on which publishers invest $120m per annum into our economy by partnering with and paying authors, employing staff, printing and marketing books and reading. On 24 November last year the Treasurer, Scott Morrison announced the Government's formal response to the Harper Review. The Government stated its support for Harper's recommendation to allow the parallel importation of books, circumventing licensed publishers or distributors. This would remove an author's ability to sell an exclusive licence to publish their work in Australia and reduce their income. The government risks seriously damaging an Australian book market that generates $2b in revenue per annum – a healthy, competitive and unsubsidised creative industry — with its unproven plan to abolish the right to buy a licence to publish and market a book in Australia. Australian writing is Australia’s greatest cultural and free trade success story, but Australian authors will be disadvantaged in international terms. We would give away intellectual property rights without gaining any reciprocal rights with the world’s biggest book-creating nations – the USA and the UK – that maintain their own home market rights. We have the 14th largest publishing industry in the world and the book industry employs over 20,000 people. Why risk a successful and healthy market for an unproven economic model? The Australian Publishers Association and Australian Society of Authors unite to call on the government to offer the economic certainty that authors and publishers need to keep investing in the ideas and Australian innovations that will provide growth and jobs in the future. The Australian Publishers Association has requested a meeting with the Minister to discuss these issues. Keep up with the latest news on the Australian book publishing industry’s advocacy campaign: BOOKS CREATE AUSTRALIA bookscreateaustralia.com.au #BooksCreate Twitter @bookscreateaus Facebook Books Create Australia Instagram @bookscreateaus For more information and/or interviews, please contact: Emma Rusher, House of Rusher T 0423 213 626 / (07) 3036 2024 | E emma@houseofrusher.com Ben Darling appointment boosts Konica Minolta Australia’s 3D printing expansion 2016-05-24T04:46:58Z ben-darling-appointment-boosts-konica-minolta-australia-s-3d-printing-expansion Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia has appointed 3D printing expert Ben Darling to the role of 3D Printing and Wide Format Sales Specialist for Australia’s southern region. His appointment will help drive the expansion of its rapidly-growing 3D printing business in the local market. With a background in 3D printing that spans half a decade, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Konica Minolta’s 3D printing business. In his new role, he will help meet the needs of Konica Minolta’s 3D printing customers in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.  Ben Darling explained, “As the Additive Manufacturing industry continues to use 3D printing for production of end use parts, especially in the areas of medical and low volume high value manufacturing, 3D printers are increasingly becoming a mission critical part of organisations that have invested in the technology. This means that service response times have never been more important to the success of our customers. With a national footprint of service technicians Konica Minolta is able to maintain a minimum response to have a technician onsite. There is currently not another 3D Printer supplier in Australia that can match Konica Minolta service.”  “The second reason I have joined Konica Minolta was due to the partnership with 3D Systems – a world leader in 3D Printing technology.  Because Konica Minolta has six major technologies we are able to better fit our customers with the best solution for their 3D printing needs. We can provide the best fit for individual customer needs, not just another product off the shelf.” Ben’s appointment comes as Konica Minolta builds out its 3D printing footprint in Australia, with the company adding more staff and resources to meet growing demand in the local market. Matthew Hunter, national manager, 3D Printing, Konica Minolta, said, “Having Ben on board will help Konica Minolta in its goal to provide Australian businesses with unsurpassed levels of service and an unmatched range of 3D printing technology options. His experience will provide Konica Minolta with the additional know-how to help drive our continued growth in the region.” -Ends- About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments. Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation.    Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers. For more information: www.konicaminolta.com.au.   AST-100 Ink Viscosity Controls for the Printing Industry 2016-04-11T09:06:19Z ast-100-ink-viscosity-controls-for-the-printing-industry John Morris Scientific is proud to present the AST-100 viscometer. Popular with international printing press and large printer manufacturers, the AST-100 provides consistent and duplicable temperature with viscosity readings. Manufactured by Brookfield Ametek, a leader in viscosity measurement, the AST offers a design without moving parts, featuring a sensor that's vibration and flow resistant guaranteeing dependable readings in most extreme situations. Unlike other products, the AST requires no special insulation or preventative installation measures. What does this mean for printers? Great efficiencies and productivity that offers more up-time through less spare parts ordering and maintenance. Press operators are instantly able to measure from pump to press, providing precise and repeatable results. Plus the AST-100 is easy to use on such a compact footprint. This precision allows a user to optimise run time productivity by pinning down the correct settings to achieve premium quality. With consistency from roll to roll, printing operations will save on ink usage and reduce waste for a better ROI though an eco-friendly process. By controlling consistency, a more accurate film can be laid down thus lowering drying time and accelerating print speeds. Through increasing press runs from 300 meters a minute to even 330 meters a minute, the productivity gain can translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars in new annual revenue. Your return on investment with Brookfield Ametek’s AST-100 viscometer is anticipated to be nine months. With greater speed in press run productivity, printers may accept more projects and take on more clients each year. Using precise colour consistency, major corporations may protect their brand identity. The industry specify, touch-screen controls have built to suit the printing and coatings category. Additional features include real-time trending together with ink and job memory, giving operators the ability to save and recall automatic viscosity settings. the market -leading Brookfield Ametek AST-100 controls possess the closest correlation to efflux cups of any controller available. Learn more and Download our AST-100 Brochure Brookfield AMETEK has long been considered the World Standard in Viscosity Measurement and Control. From the original Synchro-Electric Viscometer to today's sophisticated RST Touch Rheometer, the Brookfield name is synonymous with quality, dependability and reliability. In recent years, we have added the addition of texture analysis equipment. This axial testing capability enhances Brookfield's existing product line by providing more flexibility in solving the rheological and texture measurement needs of John Morris Scientific customers. Read this article in full at: PackagePrinting Need to know more about the AST-100 from Brookfield?Talk to our John Morris Lab Core teamFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: labcore@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Laboratory 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist Announced 2016-03-23T01:00:00Z 2016-australian-book-industry-awards-longlist-announced The Australian Book Industry Awards Academy is delighted to announce the 2016 ABIA Book longlist that acknowledges the best books of the year, well published. “The significant increase in submissions this year from a diverse array of independent and multinational publishing houses is a heartening reflection of our dynamic and robust local industry,” said Michael Gordon-Smith (CEO Australian Publishers' Association). A panel of industry experts will deliver the highly anticipated shortlist on Monday 2 May. ABIA winners will be announced on Thursday 19 May at a glittering ceremony in Sydney at Art Gallery of NSW. Since 2000, the ABIAs has celebrated the connection between Australian readers and the 'book makers' ­­— authors, editors, publishing professionals and retailers — who unite to create the must-read books of the year. Keep up with all your ABIA news at: abiawards.com.au #ABIAwards2016 Twitter @ABIA_Awards Facebook ABIA Awards For interviews, more information and images, please contact House of Rusher T +61 07 3036 2024 | doorsopen@houseofrusher.com Emma Rusher, Campaign Director | T +61 0423 214 626 | E emma@houseofrusher.com Don’t bank on a pay rise in 2016 new report warns 2016-03-16T22:13:38Z don-t-bank-on-a-pay-rise-in-2016-new-report-warns Sydney, 17 March 2016: Despite consumer and business confidence trending up, most employers (79 per cent) do not plan to offer wage increases in 2016 and of the 21 per cent who will, the majority (57 per cent) will offer modest increases between 2 and 5 per cent, the 2016 Adecco Employment and Talent Report has found. Performance, local economic conditions and competition for talent (86 per cent) are the major influencers for employers considering wage rises while aligning wage rises with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has lost favour with just (14 per cent) using it as a reason for increases. Nor is it surprising that employee disengagement is costing the national economy $54.8 billion annually with the report showing 76 per cent of Australian workers are in two minds about their jobs or worse still, are completely disengaged. “It is well documented that disengaged workers are less profitable, less loyal, less safe, less innovative and less likely to stay,” Lindsey Monroe Ruth, Head of Marketing at the Adecco Group Australia & New Zealand said. “This report clearly shows that employers need to address common pitfalls like lack of direction, relying too heavily on pay as a motivator, not recognising achievements or ignoring career progression and consider ways to enhance employee engagement. These could include articulating the organisation’s values, fostering behaviours that align with these values, showing gratitude, emphasising the positives and understanding what inspires their employees,” she added. The report also found that better opportunity (46 per cent) is the major reason employees leave an organisation, followed by salary (20 per cent) and lack of career (progression) 14 per cent. Flexible hours (43 per cent), and education and training (34 per cent) continue to be the key benefits while bonuses remain popular (20 per cent). And if you are young and unemployed you probably need to lower your salary expectations as 21 per cent of employers attribute youth unemployment to high salary expectations and 15 per cent to lack of experience. Moreover, with new generation, come new expectations. Work life balance (65 per cent), salary (54 per cent) and the opportunity to grow (51 per cent) seem to be the key motivators for candidates seeking a new role. “Tomorrow’s workplace will be very different to the workplace today. It will evolve into a mixed environment where workers can relax and play. We are already seeing the seeds of this change. Organisations such as KPMG and IBM have adopted activity-based workplaces that are designed to heightened transparency and creativity. Employers are turning their minds as to how best manage a multigenerational workforce and employees will continue to strive for better work/live balance,” Lindsey Monroe Ruth concluded. Ends/ More information on Adecco Group: www.adecco.com For further information, please contact: Lindsey Monroe Ruth, Head of Marketing Adecco Group Australia & New Zealand LindseyMonroe.Ruth@adecco.com.au or +61 425 203 033 OR Louise Nealon, Callidus PR louise@calliduspr.com or + 61 2 9283 4114 About the Adecco Group The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company. Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).