The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-12-16T03:35:12Z AIIA welcomes new S&P technology index 2019-12-16T03:35:12Z aiia-welcomes-new-s-p-technology-index Sydney, Australia – 16 December 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, welcomes the launch of the new S&P All Technology Index (S&P AllTech) that will officially launch on 21 February 2020. The current S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index covers companies that provide software & services, technology hardware & equipment, and semiconductors & semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Rather than list just those companies that are part of the ASX top 200 companies, the AllTech will incorporate all listed tech stocks. "The AllTech will typically attract initial public offerings (IPOs) in the tens of millions to hundreds of millions valuation range. A listing on the ASX has many advantages for technology companies that include access to capital for growth, higher public and investor profile, and improved valuation. Ron Gauci, CEO of AIIA, said: “The introduction of an All Technology Index is recognition of the importance and significance of the technology sector to Australia’s economy. The sector is growing rapidly and it’s time to have a standalone Tech Index as part of the ASX that includes relatively small-cap stocks. “The AllTech will provide a good benchmark that will allow investors to see how each individual company is performing compared to their tech peers, and will also promote our vibrant and growing tech start-ups and lead to more local listings,” said Gauci. “The tech sector contributes 6.6 per cent to Australia’s GDP, creates $122 billion in value, and is vital to every industry sector. Australia now has a digital economy with a tech spine running down its centre. “Tech services exports are worth $3.78 billion with a tech trade surplus growth of over 200 per cent from $170 million in 2017 to $515 million in 2018. Over 700,000 Australians are employed in the tech sector, accounting for 5.7 per cent of the workforce, and there was an average trend growth of 2.5 per cent between 2011 and 2018, outpacing the overall labour market growth rate of 1.7 per cent. By 2024 the tech workforce is expected to grow by another 100,000[1] IT is currently the third largest sector listed on the ASX with 204 companies, behind materials (686) and financials (212) – IT stocks are eighth in value and fourth in volume. “In particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an enormous opportunity for Australian tech companies which are both using and developing powerful AI technology. According to the Government’s AI technology roadmap, AI will improve productivity, create thousands of new jobs every year, help us live longer and improve our quality of life. Digital technologies, including AI, could be worth $315 billion to the economy by 2028.” The graph above shows how the IT sector has broken away from the rest of the share market in the past few years and is already boosting growth in the Australian economy. “My hope is to see IT become the second largest sector on the ASX by 2024,” concluded Gauci. # # # 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 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable 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. For more information on AIIA Policy and Advocacy key areas please visit https://www.aiia.com.au/influence-And-leadership/policy-priorities Media Contact For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au [1] Deloitte Access Economics, Digital Pulse, ACS, 2019 Gut health testing Microba using machine learning with Google Cloud 2019-12-15T22:57:24Z gut-health-testing-microba-using-machine-learning-with-google-cloud Microba is one of Australia’s leading biotech companies in microbiome analysis and one of the first companies worldwide to offer gut microbiome profiles using advanced DNA metagenomic sequencing. Microba’s bioinformaticians and scientists are at the forefront of innovation, creating new methods of testing to capture the highest resolution view and deliver comprehensive analysis and accurate results. Recently, a Cloudversation discussion between Google Cloud’s APAC Managing Director, Rick Harshman and Microba CEO Blake Wills on how their partnership uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop potentially life changing therapeutics has been published. Microba now have the ability to predict irritable bowel disease in patients with 97% accuracy.   You can view the discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJKeNmajZbE&feature=youtu.be   ENDS.   Celebrated NLP Life Coach Holds Workshop At Teksmobile 2019-12-13T05:54:00Z celebrated-nlp-life-coach-holds-workshop-at-teksmobile Teksmobile - a leading technology company held a workshop on ‘Team Building & Enthusiasm’ to boost the employees. The session was conducted by renowned NLP life coach Mrs. Nishi Arora.  It was a very fun day for the people at the technology company. The session kick started on a funny note to energise the attendees and moved forward to explore the principles of team building. The day was high on motivation, there were many activities to cheer up the moods of the employees, get them away from work pressure and stress.  The session started off with a trick question, “I need some volunteers. Who all are up?” A few of the employees were interested, few went with little hesitation and few were reluctant. And to everyone’s surprise, they all won prizes just to introduce themselves. Of course, it was to test the voluntary spirit of the employees.  Followed by this small surprise, there was a session on ‘how to make the best of opportunities’. In the session, the employees were explained how they should hop on every opportunity they come across in their professional lives. It was a session encouraging the employees to be proactive and look for opportunities. Even if no one is giving them an opportunity, they should create their own opportunity to attain their version of success was the crux/message of the session.  Gradually, the audience was immersing in the session, motivated to be one of the most thoughtful and entertaining audiences. And of course, when the unity activity happened, the technology company was on its toes to show their unity. They played a card game where everyone of them was given a playing card. Once they all had their cards, they had to make a team with the people having the similar cards. One of the senior members of the company recalled that it was a delight seeing everyone participating and having fun.  During the session, the geeks were enlightened about working in unison without having the thought of jealousy and surpassing their team members. The employees said, it was something they had been following since the company’s inception. And they believe in loyalty towards the company and their team members. Also, Nishi Arora acknowledged the fact that the youngest geek in the company is just nineteen and the most experienced one in the folks have been serving for thirteen years now. Following this there was a balloon popping game which ended with a surprising yet fun result.  The session mainly concentrated on stress management and work pressure. Nishi Arora being an experienced life coach had a good hook on the solutions to these problems. The employees were lectured on the ways to stay motivated, cheerful and positive. There was a good session on ‘content reframing’ & ‘context reframing’. In the session attendees were made familiar with the habit of seeing things in a positive way. There was an activity where the audience were given a set of situation which were demotivating in reality and the audience were challenged to give it a positive spin. Followed by which, the teks employees were set to learn empathy and show their problem solving abilities. The audience was divided into certain groups, where the person with the problem chit had to write a problem he was facing in his professional or personal lives and others from the team had to write plausible solutions to it. The Teks employees managed to find solutions to the problems like ‘how to balance between work and personal life’, ‘how to inculcate saving habits’, ‘ how to improve family relationships’.  The whole team of teksmobile was very thankful to Mr Hussain Fakhruddin. Nishi Arora added, Hussain is one of the rarest in his kind. He is not a person who will take leverage of his position as the global CEO. He is polite with his colleagues and concerned for them. As a vote of thanks and to show their love for the global CEO of teksmobile, the whole team stood up and applauded in unison. Hussain mentioned, he is very happy with his team, they all have given a lot to the company and Teksmobile has managed to win so many milestones because of his team.  The whole Teksmobile team also thanked the Mr and Mrs Arora for the outstanding workshop. Some of the employees mentioned they got to learn a lot. The workshop was like a fresh air for them and they will surely inculcate their learning to do better for themselves and Teksmobile.  To know more about ethics and working culture Teksmobile Software, visit https://teksmobile.com/. To get in touch with the company’s representatives, dial +61-280385078 and/or send emails to hello@teksmobile.com.au. Teksmobile plans to organise more such sessions in future. Nishi Arora was also more than enthusiastic about future sessions at Teksmobile.   AMD Unveils the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics Card: Incredible 1080p Performance, Breath-Taking Visuals and Powerful Software Features 2019-12-13T02:09:00Z amd-unveils-the-amd-radeon-rx-5500-xt-graphics-card-incredible-1080p-performance-breath-taking-visuals-and-powerful-software-features December 12, 2019 – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card, harnessing the power of the groundbreaking AMD RDNA gaming architecture, up to 8GB of memory and innovative AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to unlock the next level of high-performance 1080p gameplay.The latest addition to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics offerings announced in October, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is optimized to deliver high-performance 1080p AAA and esports gaming. Built on industry-leading 7nm process technology, supporting high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology and available with either 4GB or 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, it provides up to 13 percent faster performance on average in today’s top AAA games than the competition1, and delivers up to 60+ frames-per-second (FPS) in select AAA games3 and up to 90+ FPS in select top esports titles4. “Today more than 64 percent of gamers play at 1080p5, and they expect high framerates with high-fidelity graphics, low latency and fully immersive gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We designed the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card with these gamers in mind, bringing the horsepower and power efficiency of AMD RDNA graphics architecture at an accessible price so gamers everywhere can enjoy blistering framerates and crisp visuals in their favorite titles.”Delivering incredible performance and power efficiency, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card offers a host of exciting capabilities and AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to deliver incredibly fluid and immersive 1080p gaming experiences, including: AMD RDNA Architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of gaming, AMD RDNA gaming architecture provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than Radeon™ graphics cards based on the prior-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture6. AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag – AMD Radeon Anti-Lag significantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Overwatch up to 22 percent more responsive and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.  AMD Radeon™ Boost9 – Delivers up to a 20 percent performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios in PUBG by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality10. AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS)11 – Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® titles. When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays.  AMD FidelityFX – An open-source toolkit for game developers making it easier for them to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines. Largest gaming display ecosystem12 – With over 900 certified monitors to choose from12, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™13 and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology14. Model ComputeUnits StreamProcessors TFLOPS GDDR6(GB) Game Clock15(MHz) Boost Clock16(MHz) Memory Interface AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 22 1,408 Up to 5.2 4GB/8GB 1,717 Up to 1,845 128-bit AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game Bundle The new AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is eligible for the latest AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game bundle, offering gamers Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition and three months of complimentary access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of an AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card2. Learn more here.Pricing and AvailabilityAMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards are available beginning today from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX, with an SEP starting at $169 USD. Supporting Resources Learn more about the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card here  Learn more about AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition here Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter About AMDFor 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. ©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, FreeSync, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates  shown in this Press Release are plans only and subject to change. 1 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/29/2019 on AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHZ, Asus X570 Crosshair, WIN10 PRO X64 18362, AMD DRIVER 19.50, NV DRIVER 441.41. All games tested at 1080p: Battlefield 5 @ 1080p High settings, Borderlands 3 @ Medium Settings, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare @ High Settings, The Division 2 @ High Settings, Gears 5 @ High settings, Red Dead Redemption 2 @ Medium Settings, World War Z @ High settings. NV GTX 1650 Super scored 84 fps, 85 fps, 77 fps, 76 fps, 72 fps, 68 fps, and 114 fps respectively. Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB) scored 99 fps (18% faster) , 88 fps (4% faster), 82 fps (6% faster), 84 fps (11% faster), 83 fps (15% faster), 72 fps (6% faster), and 148 fps (30% faster) respectively. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-4122 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Void where prohibited. Residency and additional limitations apply. Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms. Get 2 Games Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made January 28, 2020 through April 25, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Coupon code must be redeemed by May 25, 2020. Game Pass for PC Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through April 25, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020. Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period. Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates). Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time. Learn more at Xbox.com/gamepass.3 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/27/2019 on Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, ASROCK X570 TAICHI, P1.70A, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175, AMD Driver 19.50. Using Assassins Creed Odyssey @ DX11 High, The Division 2 @ DX12 Ultra, and Gears 5 @ DX12 Ultra to test. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-4044 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/27/2019 on Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, ASROCK X570 TAICHI, P1.70A, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175, AMD Driver 19.50. Using Assassins Creed Odyssey @ DX11 High, The Division 2 @ DX12 Ultra, and Gears 5 @ DX12 Ultra to test. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-4045 November 2019 Steam survey reported 64.63% of gamers are playing at 1080p - https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/6 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on August 29, 2019, using TimespySystems tested: Radeon RX 5500 4GB with Ryzen 7 3800X. 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. AMD Driver Version 19.30- 190812n Vs Radeon RX 480 8GB with Core i7-5960X (3.0GHz) 16GB DDR4-2666 MHz Win10 14393 AMD Driver version 16.10.1. The “Navi” chip powering RX 5500 series products provides up to 1.2X more performance, 1.6x performance per watt, and up to 1.7X performance per area compared to RX 480. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-3827 Radeon™ Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 APIs, Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newerconsumer dGPUs Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-1578 Tested at AMD performance labs on Nov 14, 2019 on an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DD4-3200MHz AMD Driver 19.50 on a Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB card. Manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-4099 Radeon™ Boost is compatible with Windows 7 and 10 in select titles only. Hardware compatibility includes RX 400 and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. For a list of compatible titles see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-boost. GD-15810 Tested at AMD performance labs on Nov 14, 2019 on a AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DD4-3200MHz AMD Driver 19.50 on a Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB card. In Overwatch @ max settings, frames averaged 126fps by default. With Radeon Boost, frame times averaged 148 fps (18% faster). In PUBG at max settings, frame times averaged 83 fps by default. With Radeon Boost, frame times averaged 100 fps (20% faster). Manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-40811 Radeon™ Image Sharpening is compatible with DirectX 11, 12, & Vulkan APIs and DirectX 9 for RX 5000 Series only, and Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-15612 As of September 2019, the number of FreeSync technology enabled screens available (900+) at https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors - Largest ecosystem when compared to publicly available listings of competing product solutions athttps://www.144hzmonitors.com/list-of-g-sync-monitors/ and https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/list-of-gsync-monitors/ which list 58 screens respectively. GD-130.13 FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-12714 FreeSync 2 HDR does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 HDR supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requiresoperating system support. GD-10515 Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-14716 Boost Clock Frequency is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads. GD-151 New G-mee Personal Entertainment Device To Deliver Your Favourite Streaming Entertainment – Supporting Safe Content Consumption 2019-12-13T01:06:19Z new-g-mee-personal-entertainment-device-to-deliver-your-favourite-streaming-entertainment-supporting-safe-content-consumption SYDNEY, 13 DECEMBER 2019 - CBN Media, a leading Australian company dedicated to educating the public about new and emerging technology innovation, today launched a range of G-mee smart devices that 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. Today, over 90% of Australians own a smartphone(1), and almost 50% of 6-13 year olds have access to one(2). Smart technology facilitates much of what we see, hear and absorb in modern society. G-mee is not a smartphone. Unlike any other device on the market, G-mee unabashedly simplifies the smart device experience to deliver all the things that users need in a smart device and takes out the things they don't. G-mee is the first next-generation smart device of its kind to serve as a personal content player that integrates measures for safe exploration of smart technology. G-mee has no camera and integrates an innovative pre-installed ‘G-mee app lock' to successfully guide the user's smart device experience and curb temptations to over-share or be exposed to online risks, such as cyber-bullying. The app lock feature can be activated at any time and used on any app downloaded to the device to block distractions caused by unwanted alerts, status updates and reminders. Apps such as Facebook, YouTube or new streaming services that can expose users to unsuitable content, or place them at risk of cyber-bullying, can be easily blocked from access using G-mee's app lock feature to encourage only safe content consumption. G-mee's range opens smart device use for on-the-go entertainment to more users. The content delivered through G-mee can be specifically curated to suit only the user's needs and entertainment appetite. G-mee is designed with smart device features that primarily support user entertainment desires, such as a 5-inch plastic touch screen, Android OS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack and in-built speaker, and gives users the freedom to watch, listen and learn with their favourite content anywhere, anytime. Whether it's listening to music through Spotify or Apple Music for down-time, relaxing or meditating with a podcast, or catching up on a TV show, G-mee is the ideal entertainment companion to use at home, work, after school or on holiday. G-mee launches at an affordable price point of $99.95 for the entry level device and is available first to the Australian public via pre-order. The research, design and development of G-mee is a story of Aussie innovation. G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is an accomplished technology expert, broadcaster and producer that has tried and tested almost every popular smart device on the market. As a tech guru and father, Charlie developed G-mee to make smart devices accessible for all users in a way that delivers safe exploration and content consumption. "My wife Rachael had the idea to create a smart device suitable for users of any age and any digital know-how. By including all the best of smart technology and removing the parts that can lead to distraction and online risk, G-mee becomes a dedicated content player that can be confidently accessed by users of all levels of digital fluency," Brown explained. "G-mee could be a user's hardware solution for their favourite Spotify, Apple music playlists or podcasts." "The integration of a pre-installed app lock means that parents can rest assured that only apps delivering content they deem suitable are being accessed using G-mee." "G-mee strikes a balance between users getting all the best of smart tech in one personalised content player, and having the ability to limit exposure to unwanted or unsuitable content." G-mee - $99.95 An entry level device, G-mee offers all the on-the-go entertainment essential such as 5-inch plastic touch screen, Android OS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack and in-built speaker. G-mee can be loaded with Apple Music or Spotify for audio enjoyment anywhere, anytime. G-mee leaves out features that lead to distraction such as a digital camera, phone connectivity and access to Google mobile services. G-mee includes a pre-installed G-mee app lock feature to manage the user's experience for optimal engagement with safe and suitable content. G-mee Plus - $119.95 ($99.95 during pre-order period) For the next step into smart technology engagement, the G-mee Plus gives users greater freedom to explore more through the inclusion of additional apps. G-mee Plus includes all the offerings of G-mee, PLUS Google mobile services. Users can expand their on-the-go entertainment by choosing from thousands of apps for download via Google Play Store, or watching their favourite clips on YouTube. Like all G-mee devices, the pre-installed G-mee app lock feature manages suitable content consumption. G-mee Connect - $149.95 For users with greater experience with smart technology, the G-mee connect offers all the features of G-mee Plus, with 4G added to facilitate phone calls, sms and the use of data for browsing and downloading content anytime via 4G cellular connectivity. The ideal content companion to use at work, at the gym, or after school, G-mee connect delivers the best of smart technology with safety. Like all G-mee devices, G-mee connect includes the pre-installed G-mee app lock feature. To find out more, please visit: www.g-mee.com. Availability G-mee, G-mee Plus and G-mee Connect are available first to Australian customers via pre-order at www.g-mee.com with deliveries commencing the week beginning January 13, 2020. All pre orders will receive a free clear protective case, a second coloured case (choose from 5 colour options, while stocks last), set of ear buds, a sticker sheet and included shipping. For further information, please contact: Maria Crema Crema PR 0402 239 929 maria@cremapr.com.au About CBN Media CBN 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.   Sources: (1) Deloitte. Mobile Nation 2019 (2) ACMA Kids and mobiles: how Australian children are using mobile phones   New Horizons Worldwide Partners with DDLS to Provide IT and Professional Development Training to Australia’s Workforce 2019-12-13T00:41:04Z new-horizons-worldwide-partners-with-ddls-to-provide-it-and-professional-development-training-to-australia-s-workforce New Horizons Computer Learning Centers (New Horizons) has partnered with DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of IT, security, and process training. DDLS and New Horizons have begun to combine efforts to serve the Australian market with the latest in technology, cybersecurity, process management, and professional development courses.“DDLS is widely known and highly respected in Australia, which makes them a perfect complement to New Horizons Worldwide list of partners,” said Mikell Parsch, CEO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. “The timing of this partnership is ideal because we have identified Australia as a primary growth target for New Horizons.”“New Horizons and DDLS have a long history of collaboration in the IT training and education space. This partnership broadens our course and training programs and accelerates the growth of both companies,” said Shelley Morris, COO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. “The global market continues to digitally transform, and the shortage of IT professionals continues to increase. We are pleased to announce this partnership brings together two leading companies able to address Australia’s talent and skills gap.”The announcement of this partnership further supports both DDLS and New Horizons growth plans in Australia and the greater APAC region. DDLS has long been the number one training provider in Australia and in partnering with New Horizons, will be able to take its local training capability to New Horizons global customers and franchise network. “I am excited about this partnership, which further underlines our commitment to provide high-quality training with flexible modalities, industry-accredited trainers and state of-the-art course material,” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS."DDLS has a long and proud history, offering the highest quality IT Training to the Australian market for more than 25 years. Our understanding of the region, combined with New Horizons Worldwide global network, in addition to our combined product portfolio and vendor network, will provide an unparalleled service in Australia and the region," Lang said.Through this partnership, both organisations and individuals will have expanded course schedule options, access to a worldwide delivery network of training centres, and can learn online, in a training centre, in a blended environment, and more. They will also have access to two leading and unique training programs: DDLS’s respected cybersecurity training programs and New Horizons’ Center for Leadership and Development Training Programs.For more information visit: https://www.newhorizons.com/australia or call our New Horizons Australia support line 1 800 497 118. Supercharge Your AMD Radeon™ Graphics Experience with New AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 2019-12-12T05:44:56Z supercharge-your-amd-radeon-graphics-experience-with-new-amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020-edition Dec. 10, 2019 —AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, the next generation of its software suite for AMD Radeon™ graphics, providing gamers, creators and enthusiasts with a unique set of features and capabilities that deliver unparalleled visual fidelity and phenomenal gaming experiences.Featuring a fully redesigned gaming application, AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition puts powerful capabilities at gamers’ fingertips. It includes the new Radeon™ Boost1 feature, bringing enhanced performance and fluidity to fast-motion gameplay, new Integer Display Scaling technology2 that rejuvenates old games for modern displays, as well as significant enhancements to the acclaimed AMD Link6 mobile application, to Radeon™ Image Sharpening3, Radeon™ Anti-Lag4, and much more. “With each Radeon™ Software release, we laser-focus on bringing innovative features gamers demand, significant performance improvements, and the ultimate in software stability and reliability,” said Andrej Zdravkovic, corporate vice president of software development at AMD. “AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition takes gaming on Radeon™ graphics to the next level with breathtaking visual quality, faster performance, and a host of unique, must-have features that dramatically improve the overall user experience.”New Look and Feel AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features a new, modern, and fully redesigned gaming application, providing users with full control at their fingertips of Radeon™ graphics hardware, game features and settings, streaming services, and more. Gamers can also directly access full software functionality in-game using the same software interface available on their desktop. In addition, new user profiles provide novice users with one-click presets giving them a quick and easy way to optimize software and system settings for the best gaming experience. The new Game Center allows users to launch games from a central location regardless of the online game store, adjust Radeon™ Software settings for each individual game, and track gaming and performance stats. In addition, a new integrated web browser enables users to browse online for valuable game information, walkthroughs, video tutorials of Radeon™ graphics features, and more – without ever leaving the game.New and Enhanced Features AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition provides gamers with a number of new and improved features, including: Radeon™ Boost1 – Delivers up to a 23 percent average performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality5. Radeon™ Boost will be supported in numerous top games at launch, with additional titles added over time.  AMD Link6 – Featuring an updated interface that matches the new desktop application look and feel, the AMD Link mobile application now allows users to take game streaming to mobile devices outside of their homes, enabling high-quality PC gameplay on phones or tablets from anywhere.  Integer Display Scaling2 – Scales on-screen images from one pixel to four or more, giving classic games a retro, pixel-art style look with ultra-crisp scaling options for high-PPI displays without a performance penalty. DirectML Media Filters – Visual noise reduction and upscaling filters utilize machine learning to clean up photo and video files, delivering better quality than traditional de-noise and upscale filters. Radeon™ Image Sharpening3 and Radeon™ Anti-Lag4 – Radeon™ Image Sharpening3 adds support for DirectX® 11 games in addition to DX® 9, DX® 12, and Vulkan® titles, and the feature now allows an adjustment for users to select the degree of sharpness. Radeon™ Anti-Lag4 adds support for DX® 9 titles on pre-Radeon™ RX 5000 series graphics cards. AvailabilityAMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition is available now from www.amd.com/en/support.Supporting Resources For more information on AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, click here Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter  Follow Radeon™ graphics on Twitter About AMDFor 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, FreeSync, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.1 Radeon™ Boost is compatible with Windows 7 and 10 in select titles only. Hardware compatibility includes RX 400 and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. For a list of compatible titles see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-boost. GD-1582 Integer Display Scaling is compatible with Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. GD-1543 Radeon™ Image Sharpening is compatible with DirectX 11, 12, & Vulkan APIs and DirectX 9 for RX 5000 Series only, and Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-1564 Radeon™ Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 APIs, Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-1575 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 14th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 590 on Overwatch, Player Unknown’s Battleground, Rise of the Tomb Raider @ 1440p, resulted in an average increase of 23% in performance when quick user input via mouse detected with Radeon™ Boost enabled. Performance may vary. RS-3266 Game streaming requires phone or tablet which supports Android 5.0 and greater or iOS 11 and greater. For TV support, Apple TV 4th and 5th generation running tvOS 12.x and greater, or Android TV 5.1 and greater are required. Streaming at 4K requires 4K capable streaming hardware and is compatible with: AMD Radeon™ GCN-based discrete graphics and newer. Supports Windows® 7 and 10. Game Streaming available anywhere there is a high speed internet connection. For local profiles, all devices must be on the same local network. For internet streaming to work, your router must allow port forwarding and your PC must not be behind a network configuration that hinders connectivity. Controllersmust be compatible with selected game and headset, please consult vendor for compatibility information. GD-159 eVideo's eConnect Cloud VoIP and Video service connecting Australia 2019-12-12T05:13:17Z evideo-s-econnect-cloud-voip-and-video-service-connecting-australia eVideo eConnect who are the Leaders in Business VoIP, Enterprise VoIP, Hosted PBX-Call Centre Expensive PBX phone systems are a thing of the past. Our eCONNECT affordable phone solution that comes with all the cloud PBX features needed to run your business. With eConnect, you can bring your business phone number to our cloud, create interactive menu options like Auto-Attendant and have the flexibility to add more handsets as your business grows. If your Internet is down the system can automatically forward calls to your mobile at no extra cost. Plus, calls to standard Australian landlines and mobiles are unlimited so you don’t have to worry                  Call Forward Enables a user to redirect calls to another destination. Call Waiting Enables a user to answer a call while already engaged in another call. Call Transfer Enables a user to transfer the caller to a third party. Do Not Disturb Enables a user to set their station as unavailable so that incoming calls are given a busy treatment. Simultaneous Ring Enables a user to have multiple phones ring simultaneously when any calls are received on their BizPhone phone number. Call Park Enables a user to put a call on hold on one BizPhone handset and continue the call from another BizPhone handset. Sequential Ring Enables a user to define a list of phone numbers that are alerted sequentially for incoming calls that match specified criteria.   Call us on 1800 111 387 for a FREE trial and consultation or email us on sales@evideo.com.au   AIIA seeks consultation following Government's response to ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry 2019-12-12T03:25:26Z aiia-seeks-consultation-following-governments-response-to-accc-digital-platform-inquiry Sydney, Australia – 12 December 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak member body for the ICT industry, has issued the below statement following the Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry. AIIA welcomes the release of the report titled ‘Regulating in the digital age – Government Response and Implementation Roadmap for the Digital Platforms Inquiry’. During the 12-week consultation period, the Government received more than 100 written submissions and held numerous meetings to better understand stakeholder views. The AIIA acknowledges that the Government has the right to carefully consider the influence of large digital platforms. This must be balanced against the risks that further regulatory measures may impact innovation and the operation of the digital economy. The AIIA is reviewing the Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, but are seeking assurances that the Government will consult widely with industry during its implementation. The AIIA looks forward to working with the Government, in particular on its commitment to consult around data privacy reforms. The Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry can be viewed here. # # # 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 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable 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. For more information on AIIA Policy and Advocacy key areas please visit https://www.aiia.com.au/influence-And-leadership/policy-priorities Media Contact For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Advantage Accounting chooses Epson EcoTank Mono Printer Solution 2019-12-11T22:17:32Z advantage-accounting-chooses-epson-ecotank-mono-printer-solution As a company who is constantly advising their clients on how to create cost savings and efficiencies, Advantage Accounting recently had a cost saving decision of their own to make – which office printer to buy. When they assessed all the options they chose the Epson EcoTank Mono ET- M1120 printer.Advantage Accounting’s Chris O’Dea explained, “`We did a lot of research and the EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 printer was recommended by several retailers due to its fast printing capabilities and cost savings in regards to ink usage. In other words, it came with a strong word of mouth recommendation.” The ET-M1120 comes with some eye-watering stats and boasts the latest in Epson inkjet printhead technology which enables it to print 6,000 pages in black at less than half a cent per page - just $0.004 cents to be precise. The cost efficiencies don’t stop there as not only does the printer come with 5,000 pages worth of ink included in the box, but replacement ink bottles cost just $24.99 - and that gives you another 6,000 pages of printed A4 documents. O’Dea continued, “You just can’t beat the EcoTank Mono for printing speed and cost effective ink usage. The speed combined with its compact form factor, WiFi capabilities and cost savings in ink consumption make it a no-brainer for the small office.” Advantage Accounting has a small office with high volume printing. They use the EcoTank Mono for printing multiple tax returns per week, financial statements, source documents from emails and many other day-to-day printing tasks. Chris O’Dea concluded, “ the EcoTank Mono saves us money on ink consumption. Its ability to connect to multiple devices via WiFi also saves us time. When you combine all those positives, the EcoTank mono printer is truly a valuable asset in the Advantage Accounting office.” The Epson EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 can be purchased from epson.com.au and all authorised Epson retailers and resellers for an RRP of $249. For more on the Epson EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 go to: https://www.epson.com.au/products/ecotank/ET-M1120.asp Epson Develops Compact, Lightweight Spectroscopic Camera to Automate Colour Inspections 2019-12-11T22:09:09Z epson-develops-compact-lightweight-spectroscopic-camera-to-automate-colour-inspections Epson Develops Compact, Lightweight Spectroscopic Camera to Automate Colour InspectionsCamera can easily be integrated into manufacturing lines Epson has developed a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated in manufacturing lines. Epson will launch its first spectroscopic camera, one that captures light across the visible spectrum, in the 2020 fiscal year ending March 2021. Differences in colour can occur between products in different production lots in ordinary manufacturing processes. A spectroscopic camera can be used by manufacturers to perform the following inspections to control these differences to a certain extent and ensure product quality:·         Colour variation inspections·         Surface coating inspections The RGB cameras currently used in these inspections are unable to capture detailed colour information and are not always able to distinguish between subtle differences in colour. Consequently, most visual inspections relied on human colour perception. However, colour perception varies among individuals, and human error puts manufacturers at risk of shipping defective goods. Time and cost constraints make colour management an issue in many industries. Spectroscopic cameras have traditionally been large and expensive, and those equipped with line sensors may have to composite images after scanning, adding to the time and expense. Epson has developed an optimal solution for colour management processes with a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated into manufacturing lines, that can automate and quantify inspections, and output images without the time and trouble of compositing. This spectroscopic camera will enable manufacturers to manage colour in their manufacturing processes more easily than ever before. Features1.     About the same compactness and weight as an RGB camera. Can be installed in manufacturing lines.2.     Integral field spectroscopy. Can focus on an area, measure the colours, and distinguish colours of a target object within the visible light range.3.     Image processing functions needed on manufacturing lines can be used along with spectral imaging functions. SpecificationsWavelength range - 400 nm to 700 nmNumber of bands - 16Wavelength resolution - 45 nmImage resolution - 1,024 x 768 (XGA)Weight - 175gLens mount - C-mountOperating temperature range - +5 to +40℃ Epson will be demonstrating the spectroscopic camera on the Epson booth S1-02 at International Robot Exhibition 2019, to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre) from 18-21 December 2019.  For more information about the exhibition and the demos that will be on the Epson booth go to: https://biz.nikkan.co.jp/eve/irex/english/ ESL One to Host First-Ever CS:GO Major in Rio, Brazil 2019-12-11T21:56:19Z esl-one-to-host-first-ever-cs-go-major-in-rio-brazil ESL, the world’s largest esports company, today announced that it will bring ESL One powered by Intel® to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the new ESL Pro Tour. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament has been officially designated as a Major Championship by Valve Corporation, making it the first-ever CS:GO Major held in Brazil. Following a month-long race to the top, the playoffs of ESL One Rio will be held at the Jeunesse Arena from May 21-24, 2020, where the world's top eight CS:GO teams from Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific and CIS will battle for the US$1Million prize pool as well as a point toward the Intel® Grand Slam.  “We are extremely excited and proud to host the next Major in Brazil,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President Product at ESL. “Our aim is to bring pure esports moments to the most passionate fans around the world and reward them by creating a unique experience on all levels. With teams from all over the world having a chance to qualify and making their way to the final, we expect the matches to be incredible and the crowd to be the loudest we have ever seen.”   “Intel is excited to bring to Brazil this important ESL championship. The gaming and esports market has grown exponentially in the past years not only in Brazil, but also around the world, and we continue our mission to invest and develop leading gaming products focused on this market,” said Carlos Augusto Buarque, Marketing Director of Intel Brazil. ESL One Rio provides an unparalleled opportunity for the Brazilian community to get closer to the world elite of CS:GO players. By bringing a Major to one of the largest CS:GO fanbases in the world, ESL, Intel and Valve will deliver a full month of top tier esports competition to fans in Brazil: April 26 -  May 3: The Minors will feature a total of 32 teams, with 8 teams per region (EU, Americas, Asia and CIS) determined through online qualifiers. Each Minor will determine the two best teams per region, narrowing the field to eight teams that will proceed directly to the Challenger Stage.  Third place teams from every region will compete in a Play-In for another two spots in the Challenger Stage. May 11 - May 14: The Challenger Stage will feature 16 teams in total: ten teams from the Minors and six invited teams ranked 9 through 14 at the Berlin Major.  May 16 - May 19: The Legends Stage will give eight teams that made it through the Challenger stage and the top-tier elite CS:GO teams ranked 1-8 at the CS:GO Major in Berlin a shot to get one step closer to winning the lion’s share of US$1 million. May 21- May 24: Eight teams that made it through the Legends Stage will face each other in the play-offs at the Champions Stage, which will take place at the Jeunesse Arena. The play-offs will be played in a best of three single-elimination mode, culminating in the Grand Final on May 24 on Jeunesse’s main stage. ESL One Rio will be a Championship category tournament in the ESL Pro Tour and will offer its winner a chance to complete the Intel Grand Slam. Any team that wins any six ESL Pro Tour Masters tournaments or four Masters tournaments including one or more Major or Masters Championship event (IEM Katowice or ESL One Cologne) inside a span of ten events will win the Intel Grand Slam prize of US$1,000,000. The tournament will be ESL’s 7th CS:GO Major since ESL One Katowice 2014 and its 3rd tournament in Brazil after ESL Pro League Season 4 in São Paulo in 2016 and ESL One Belo Horizonte in 2018.  The previous ones were among the fastest selling events in the company’s history. Last year’s ESL One attracted over 11,000 passionate attendees on each of the three tournament days and reached a peak concurrent viewership with over 583,000 viewers. More than 7.5 million hours of content were consumed by the online audience in total.   Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, December 12th at 4PM CET / 12PM BRT and range in price between R$320 for a premium ticket in the first ticket wave and R$50 for a Thursday / Friday ticket. More details on tournaments and game titles will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit the official website and follow ESL CS:GO on Twitter and Facebook. ### ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. about.eslgaming.com BroadSource Issued Patent for Adaptive Cloud UC 2019-12-11T20:31:44Z broadsource-issued-patent-for-adaptive-cloud-uc The patent for invention number 10,484,501 is a smart technology that integrates with mobile computing devices to automatically modify configuration of Cloud Unified Communications and Collaboration systems based on subscriber context and actions. “This technology allows Cloud UC systems to adapt to subscriber behaviour without requiring explicit user intervention.  It means that BroadSource’s  telco clients can differentiate their product offerings through Adaptive Cloud UC technology” said Haydn Faltyn, CEO, BroadSource Group. This BroadSource technology resides within the EMU platform using a dynamic profile and persona management system. It integrates mobile computing devices with Cloud Unified Communications systems, to control rules and policies, automatically adapting the service configuration to better suit the user. Input from a user’s mobile device drives feature configuration in real-time. The technology monitors changes in the mobile device’s status such as location, physical orientation, gestures, date and time of day, proximity connectivity or scheduling. BroadSource and its EMU platform help Global Service Providers better manage Cloud Unified Communications platforms in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, including many of the world’s largest Service Providers and Telecommunications operators. "Today’s Cloud Communications and Collaboration market place is growing increasingly competitive with the introduction of new capabilities almost daily.  The most successful providers will be those who leverage their network’s functionality, giving customers the productivity and collaboration experiences they are looking for when buying Cloud based communication services.  Increasing adoption and driving daily active use of these powerful productivity services creates habitual behaviour, creating what we call a “sticky cloud"". “The beauty of our technology is in its absolute simplicity.  Harnessing the power of a Cloud Communications platform in innately human and intuitive ways.” Faltyn said. The transition from premise-based telephone systems to feature rich and economical Cloud UC services is accelerating.  Success is measured in user adoption and churn minimisation.  Unfortunately, due to service complexity and user education, the features of Cloud UC services lay dormant, leaving the promise of better business communications and productivity a distant goal.  BroadSource’s EMU technology brings the power of mobile devices and Cloud Unified Communications together to create an adaptive, contextually aware experience that requires no explicit user intervention to enjoy the benefits of Cloud Communications.  Service adoption and the daily active use of Cloud services reduces churn, increases stickiness and creates user habits in communication that are hard to break.  About BroadSource BroadSource is a global leader in the software development and project engineering of Cloud Unified Communications and Contact Centre platforms.  Specialising in the Service Provider sector for over 17 years, BroadSource deploys its software across the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia for global Cloud Unified Communications providers and manufacturers. For more information visit broadsource.com.au Follow us on: Twitter | LinkedIn  Silver Peak Delivers Cloud-Scale Innovation; Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN Edge Platform Powers Global SD-WAN Deployments to 10,000 Sites and Beyond 2019-12-11T03:03:28Z silver-peak-delivers-cloud-scale-innovation-unity-edgeconnect-sd-wan-edge-platform-powers-global-sd-wan-deployments-to-10-000-sites-and-beyond Sydney, 11 December 2019 – Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, today announced a series of advancements to the business-driven Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform. New capabilities include multi-fabric orchestration and management, one-click automation with leading cloud services, advanced segmentation and cloud-scale connectivity, enabling the world’s largest cloud-first enterprises to scale, automate and simplify the configuration, deployment and management of a modern WAN edge to 10,000 sites and beyond. “As the digital-transformation initiatives and cloud strategies of large enterprises mature and become increasingly sophisticated, SD-WAN offerings must be capable not only of scaling to accommodate large numbers of sites, but also of providing multi-tenant and segmentation capabilities that the world’s largest enterprise customers demand for control, manageability, and consistent security across multi-cloud environments,” said Brad Casemore, vice president of research, data centre networks at IDC. “With the latest enhancements to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform, Silver Peak is responding to the evolving requirements of its largest enterprise customers.” Cloud-Scale Multi-tenant SD-WAN Orchestration The new Unity Orchestrator™ Global Enterprise management software is designed expressly for large-scale global enterprises with multiple divisions, business units or subsidiaries that each require a dedicated SD-WAN fabric. Each fabric can be individually orchestrated and managed, providing enterprises with centralised network-wide visibility and control, including aggregated observability of the entire network. Orchestrator Global Enterprise key capabilities include: Single sign-on view to all SD-WAN fabrics Secure orchestration-as-a-service Centralised alarm view across all SD-WAN fabrics Fabric independent software versioning, maintenance and upgrade cycles Granular role-based access control for network administrators One-Click Automation with Leading Cloud Services As cloud-first enterprises continue to scale EdgeConnect deployments, they are also seeking to simplify network management through advanced automation. This is particularly true as it relates to configuring, deploying and enforcing consistent security policies across all network locations. Together with ecosystem security partners Zscaler and Check Point Software, network administrators can now automate the configuration of IPsec tunnels from branch locations to the nearest cloud-delivered security Point of Presence (POP) with a single drag and drop click within the Silver Peak Unity Orchestrator™ management interface. This level of advanced one-click automation now extends to public cloud workloads hosted in Microsoft Azure IaaS instances, enabling network managers to automatically identify, classify and onboard Azure-destined traffic to the nearest Microsoft Virtual WAN on-ramp in proximity to each branch location, assuring the highest quality of experience for application users. This combination of advanced one-click automation ensures consistent security and application policy enforcement across all WAN locations, reducing configuration time from hours to minutes and making IT more responsive to the business. Advanced Segmentation for the Cloud-first Enterprise Silver Peak has reimagined virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) for the modern cloud-first enterprise, thoughtfully unifying advanced segmentation capabilities into the EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform. New VRF capabilities tie seamlessly with existing zone-based stateful firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) capabilities, enabling network managers to apply advanced segmentation to routes and application traffic with just a few mouse clicks within the Orchestrator management interface. Network managers can now configure and manage separate addressing, routing and security policies consistently across end-to-end segments and micro-segments for traffic traversing large-scale multinational enterprises and federations of independent companies. Advanced segmentation eliminates the arduous task of manually stitching together VRF, firewall and NAT policies in a consistent manner, dramatically simplifying the management of diverse scenarios and providing unprecedented flexibility when contending with overlapping IP address spaces. Cloud-Scale 25G Connectivity The EdgeConnect Extra Large (EC-XL) regional hub and data centre 1U appliance is now orderable with up to six dual 10G/25G interfaces, aligning with an industry transition from 10G to 25G and enabling cloud-first enterprises to scale in line with increasing premises bandwidth requirements. “As global enterprises shift IT spending toward modern cloud applications and services, many are coming to the realisation that a no-compromise WAN transformation strategy is required to achieve a multiplier effect on these investments,” said Damon Ennis, senior vice president of products at Silver Peak. “The Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, with today’s expanded capabilities, is uniquely engineered to address the changing requirements of cloud-first enterprises, enabling them to scale, automate and extend SD-WAN deployments across multiple fabrics and cloud instances, while maintaining centralised control and complete observability of the WAN.” About Silver Peak Silver Peak, the global SD-WAN leader, delivers the transformational promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity EdgeConnect™ self-driving wide area network platform liberates enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network from a constraint to a business accelerant. Thousands of globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak WAN solutions across 100 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com. Mobile Is Here For Rich Text Editors 2019-12-11T01:46:04Z mobile-is-here-for-rich-text-editors Mobile is here for Rich Text Editors  Tiny, the creators of the world's leading Rich Text Editor TinyMCE, have today launched the next generation in rich text editing with a native mobile editing experience.  Allowing users of TinyMCE who update to 5.1 release to edit and create written content on the go, Tiny is the first to deliver a true mobile experience for Rich Text Editors.  This presents a brand new innovation within the WYSIWYG space as your more classic editors on the market rely on browsers and other software to force their editing experience into a mobile format.  The new mobile experience will allow all users to utilise all of TinyMCE core and premium features together allowing them to be able to create better experiences for content creators.  The latest release also includes the launch of the latest premium feature - Advanced Tables.  Allowing users to properly sort tables within their Rich Text Editor Tiny also has the most advanced table sorting features available within any Rich Text Editor on the market.  Improving on core functionality commonly found in word processing and sheeting software, Advanced Tables allows users to sort by column and row allowing for a wider depth of complex uses cases.  This new feature also allows for advanced sorting providing greater control to the end users. Tiny is committed to continuing the innovation of Rich Text Editors.  About Tiny Tiny is the company behind the world's most popular rich text editor TinyMCE and popular file management and uploading tools such as MoxieManager, Tiny Drive and Plupload.  Dedicated to helping developers create engaging and beautiful UI experiences, Tiny helps bridge the gap between developing and content editing experiences. Powering over 40% of the web, Tiny’s products are downloaded over 500,000+ times a month, with over 15 million CDN hits every day.