The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-26T00:37:12Z TURON GATES NSW LAUNCHES NEW GLAMPING STYLE BUSH RETREAT EVENT SPACE 2019-03-26T00:37:12Z turon-gates-nsw-launches-new-glamping-style-bush-retreat-event-space March 2019: Leading NSW eco-bush retreat, Turon Gates, now has The Pavilion – a large 150 square metre glamping tent that accommodates up to 100 seated or 120 standing guests. Just 3 hours’ drive from Sydney, in an idyllic bush location with an expansive deck overlooking the trout stream that runs through Turon Gates’ 6000-acre property, it is a unique venue for offsite corporate meetings, leadership workshops and wellness/yoga/artistic retreats.   The Pavilion has a cool neutral-toned teak and canvas interior, wood floors and is fully insulated with window coverings that roll up to make the most of the views and Blue Mountains breeze. With gas heating for the cooler months, it can be booked all year round.   At night, the magical lighting creates a glow over the surrounding bushland - just perfect for a party, buffet or luxurious sit-down dinner. Get the party going with a local band or DJ, or for a more relaxed vibe, gather around a campfire under a million stars.   Small event groups can stay in the six luxurious riverside glamping tents (each with its own king-sized bed and lounge area, contemporary bathroom, kitchenette with Nespresso coffee machine and Danish wood burner stove) or larger groups in cosy log cabins, which sleep up to eight and are particularly good value with prices starting from just $89 per head per night for share accommodation and include use of the event space for groups. There is total flexibility with sleep over numbers, from intimate to expansive. Up to 36 guests can be accommodated in private sleeping arrangements with shared or private bathroom and 93 beds are available total if guests are happy to share a room. There is also plenty of space to make a lot or a little noise. Turon Gates sleeps a total of 123 guests for weddings & party groups. Turon Gates is self-catering and a wide range of local caterers are available to prepare a feast of your choice and budget.   The Turon Team are full of great ideas of how to create a magical and memorable occasion and have an exquisite back drop to work with.   A beautiful place in the in the wild for grown-ups.   Kirsten Lunoe says the unique venue will appeal to innovators and creatives as well as corporates wanting a complete team rejuvenation and team building experience.   “Getting out into the bush is a fantastic way to clear your mind, recharge and encourage creative thinking. We hope that start-ups and corporates, as well as those looking for a peaceful space to host a wellness, yoga or artistic retreat, will love our new glamping Pavilion. It’s a great place for people to gather, connect and share ideas, and our range of accommodation and activities including bush trail walking and horse riding. We can now offer larger groups the opportunity to get together for a true time out experience that’s within easy reach of Sydney. Corporates will enjoy the advantages of educational and experience activities on offer including nutrition, meditation, fitness, yoga and pilates sessions as well as bush tucker and bush survival.   Turon Gates is also available as a location for film, video and photographic shoots.   Wi-Fi is available at the Pavilion tent and around the glamping site. Groups seeking more of an unplugged experience will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Turon Gates log cabins.   For more information about group stays at Turon Gates including availability, accommodation options and prices: https://www.turongates.com/functions-weddings-locationservices   For further information – Please contact Tracey Leitch – Impressions PR – +61 415 290023 tracey@impressionsmc.com.au   “HiddenGems”: empowering WA’s Deaf community through entrepreneurship education 2019-03-26T00:30:42Z hiddengems-empowering-wa-s-deaf-community-through-entrepreneurship-education Tuesday 26th March 2019, Perth, Australia.  Adults with hearing loss are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed and they face many obstacles in their careers, from unexpected barriers, to attitudinal discrimination in the workplace. But a new entrepreneur and innovation program, HiddenGems, is set to change that, and will launch first in WA next month.   The first-of-its kind program aims to empower the deaf community through entrepreneurship education. At a time of digital disruption, traditional career pathways are changing, and people are approaching their working lives differently. The HiddenGems program will equip Deaf and hard of hearing people with essential skills that are required to not only start and run a business, but that are also invaluable to any future workplace.   Access Plus WA Deaf - a profit for purpose organisation known for supporting the Deaf and hard of hearing in WA since 1921 – is a recipient of a combined Commonwealth and Western Australian government NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant to increase employment opportunities for people with disability in WA.  Access Plus, has partnered with Australian entrepreneurship educator and consultancy, Gemstar, to co-create HiddenGems, a modified version of Gemstar’s very successful and internationally recognised, ‘YoungGems™’ Entrepreneur and Innovation Program, now an accredited Diploma with Kaplan in Singapore.   David Gibson, CEO of Access Plus WA Deaf said, “We’re excited to collaborate with Gemstar to bring this program to the Deaf and hard of hearing community in WA”.  “People with hearing loss can be socially isolated and economically disadvantaged with data indicating that the employment rates for people with hearing loss are 20.5% lower for men and 16.5% lower for women.”  Mr Gibson said that there is a global trend, buoyed by innovative technology, of deaf and hard of hearing people opening their own businesses or becoming part of the gig economy, however we haven’t quite seen this happen to the same level yet in Australia.   “The HiddenGems program will prepare deaf or hard of hearing people in learning ‘real world’ skills coupled with mentoring, training and strategic guidance, for deaf-owned or operated businesses to be successful based on their unique circumstances.”   Gemma Manning, CEO and Founder of Gemstar said, “We’re delighted to bring our international program to WA’s Deaf and hard of hearing community as a first in Australia. We are firm believers that entrepreneurship should be accessible by everyone yet unfortunately this isn’t the case.   “Entrepreneurship still lacks diversity and as leaders, we need to change this and open up entrepreneurship to all members of the community, especially those who are often overlooked and not given the opportunity to participate in such programs.   Being independent through skills to help you create and run a business is incredibly empowering and this is an area that Gemstar champions. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for all and can’t wait to assist Deaf and hard of hearing people in WA with solving real world problems and developing solutions with global relevancy.”     Any person who is deaf, culturally Deaf, or hard of hearing and wishes to learn more about the HiddenGems program can contact Access Plus WA Deaf at enquiry@accessplus.org.au or at 9441 2677.  For media enquiries, please contact Kate Bagnell on kate@gemstartechnology.com or at (08) 6381 9110  Additional background information:  • One in six Australians currently suffer from some form of hearing loss.   • In 2005, a study found that over 3.55 million Australians were living with hearing loss. Nearly half of them were working age (16-64 years).  • A person with hearing loss earns an average of $10K less than people with no hearing loss or treated hearing loss.  • Labour force participation rates decrease substantially as the degree of hearing loss increases.   • Hearing loss costs Australia a staggering $12 billion annually in lost productivity and other impacts.   • Deaf - with a capital "D" - is used to refer to people who are culturally Deaf. These people actively use Sign Language; they see themselves as being culturally Deaf and part of the Deaf community. The use of the "lowercase d" deaf simply refers to the medical condition of having hearing loss. Dale Carnegie Study Uncovers Four Leadership Blind Spots 2019-03-25T23:12:46Z dale-carnegie-study-uncovers-four-leadership-blind-spots It’s become accepted wisdom that long-term, sustainable profit and growth are derived from customer loyalty, loyalty comes from positive customer experiences, and those experiences are created consistently only by engaged employees. Success though, is ultimately driven by exceptional leadership, where leaders appreciate the importance of each individual employee, putting in place systems and creating a culture that delivers a positive employee experience. That makes it particularly disturbing when recent studies continue to suggest that leaders’ performance in many organisations still has a long way to go: • Only 13% strongly agree the leadership of the company communicates effectively with the rest of the organisation (Gallup, 2017) • Just 15% of employees strongly agree the leadership in their company makes them enthusiastic about the future (Gallup, 2017) • Only 23% say that their leaders, overall, are effective (Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor, 2016). A Dale Carnegie survey of over 3,300 full time employees from a cross section of industries, company size and positions from 14 countries identified key four leadership characteristics that motivate and inspire people: Blind Spot #1: Showing Appreciation Leaders understand the importance of human capital and most undoubtedly feel they appreciate their employees. Yet fewer than half of the employees in the study said their own supervisor makes them feel sincerely appreciated most or all of the time. Often it is the frequency of praise or not being sincere where most leaders fall sort. Blind Spot #2: Admitting When Wrong A willingness to “admit when they are wrong” was the leadership behaviour that generated the largest disparity between its importance and supervisors’ performance. While 81% of respondents said it was important to their motivation to give their best, only 41% said their supervisors could be trusted do so consistently – a gap of 40%. Blind Spot #3: Truly Listening Asking isn’t the same as listening, and employees know the difference. Just 49% of respondents said they could confidently expect that when they spoke with their leader, they’d truly listen most or all of the time. Actively listening is critical, and part of that is showing respect for what the other person has to say. Blind Spot #4: Honesty With Self And Others No one wants to think of themselves as dishonest, and yet 17% stated that their own supervisor is rarely or never honest and trustworthy with others. While the veracity of this belief may be called into question, it’s the perceptions employees have that leaders must contend with in order to effectively lead. Additionally, 16% of respondents said their supervisor is rarely or never internally reliable, meaning these employees view their leader as behaving in ways that are inconsistent with their leader’s own principles and core beliefs. Why does this matter? Data suggests that the return on investment on efforts directed towards these areas is significant. Research has shown that a high level of job satisfaction is both correlated with, and likely necessary for, a high level of employee engagement. Globally about 17% of respondents reported being very satisfied in their job, but for those with supervisors who frequently exhibit these important leadership behaviours, the number of employees who report being highly satisfied more than doubles to 36%. What can leaders do about these blind spot areas? Jordan Wang, Managing Director of Dale Carnegie NSW, says that “simply having an awareness of these blind spots may help all of us better see the gap between our actual behaviour and our desired behaviour, when it comes to getting the best from those who look to us for leadership”. He continues, “Leaders who choose to actively work to identify blind spots in these four areas and learn to overcome them on a personal level have considerable potential to impact the employee experience of those who report to them and interact with them”. When it comes to evaluating the impact of our own behavior, the Dale Carnegie research encourages leaders to keep these tips in mind: 1. Assume that we are not objective when assessing our own capabilities. Utilise 360-degree feedback tools.2. Learn adaptive techniques that help approach and accept feedback constructively.3. Appreciate the intent. Getting feedback that reveals blind spots can be uncomfortable, remember that the constructive feedback intent is to help.4. Disrupt your routines. It is easy to become blind to things around us when we become set in our own ways and routines.5. Simply take action. Become aware of and work to improve one’s performance in these areas. You can download the Dale Carnegie survey findings in our free 7-page White Paper:Recognising Leadership Blind Spots and Discovering the Road to Motivating Your Employeeshttps://www.dalecarnegie.com/en/resources/recognizing-leadership-blind-spots Join us to uncover leadership blind spots that may be impacting your own organisation at the Dale Carnegie Training workshop:Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots and Discovering the Pathway to Motivating your EmployeesDate and time: Tuesday 2nd April, 5:30pmPlace: Workbee, 54 Chandos Street, St LeonardsTickets: $49 RRPBook early as this event is limited to only 30 participantshttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/uncovering-leadership-blind-spots-discovering-the-pathway-to-motivating-your-employees-tickets-56384063251 BOOKTOPIA.COM.AU BEATS AMAZON 2019-03-25T22:48:59Z booktopia-com-au-beats-amazon AUSSIE BATTLER BEATS AMAZON  LITTLE AUSSIE BATTLER BEATS AMAZON AT ITS OWN GAME!   # AUSTRALIA WINS DAVID V GOLIATH BATTLE! # ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM DUMPED IN BIN!   # WATCH HILARIOUS AMAZONIAN ELEPHANT VIDEO CLIP! # AMAZON COMES TO AUSTRALIA & BOOKTOPIA SALES INCREASE BY 50%!   When Amazon came to Australia two years ago the so called experts all got it wrong by predicting gloom & doom for Australia’s award winning & leading online book retailer Booktopia.com.au 2 years later the “ Amazonian elephant in the room” has been literally dumped in the dumpster in a hilarious video that also shows Booktopia’s sales have sky rocketed from $80m a year to $113m in 2018 with further growth predicted to $130m for 2019.     See the “Amazonian elephant in the room” video clip here from 1minute 22 seconds to 1minute 36 seconds https://equitise.com/offer/regular/booktopia-group-limited-1 While controversial Amazon boss Jeff Bezos founded his company on selling books his Australian arm’s book sales are only a few single digit percent of his business and books aren’t even in the top 10 categories of overall product sales for Amazon Australia.     Tony Nash CEO & co-founder started Booktopia 15 years ago with just $10 says “Booktopia.com.au accounts for 14% of all book sales across Australia and online we are number one. Plus the company is powering ahead at an incredible rate with one book sold every 6 seconds and over 5,500,000 books sold this year. Since Amazon announced they were coming our revenues have risen from $80m in 2016 to $113m in 2018 and further growth expected in 2019.”   “With double digit growth year-on-year for the last 10 years and employee numbers going from 25 to 200 Booktopia.com.au is embarking on a crowd funding campaign through Equitise.com to raise up to $10 million so it can further invest on top of its existing $10m worth of automation, and go from the existing 148,000 titles in stock and ready to ship within 24 hours to 200,000 titles” concludes Tony.  TO INTERVIEW TONY NASH email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412501601            Max Markson Can the humble Apple unlock the secrets to a conflict & stress free work environment? 2019-03-25T10:05:36Z can-the-humble-apple-unlock-the-secrets-to-a-conflict-and-stress-free-work-environment 1 in 5 workers in Australia have experienced major problems in communication with a co-worker or a boss at work.*  Working with people you just don’t get can be performance-sapping, costly and extremely stressful.    For many small business, traditional personality and behaviour training programmes are too expensive, time consuming and are often filled with corporate speak that fails to connect across all levels.   New video training programmme – Working With People You Just Don’t Get!, addresses this gap. Developed by renowned behaviour and communications trainer, coach and author, Lynne Schinella, this programme has been developed to meet the specific needs of small businesses. It helps small teams better understand each other, as well as customers and suppliers and how to leverage their differences to work more effectively with less stress and greater productivity.   So where does the humble Apple fit in? Apples and other everyday Fruit – Mangoes, Limes and Bananas are key ingredients in Lynne’s RIPE Personality Profiling System – which forms the foundation of Working With People You Just Don’t Get!.   “There are many established and sophisticated personality profiling systems which have many merits. Although they deliver detailed and lengthy analysis of personality, in today’s increasingly fast-moving workplace I believe that we need a tool that is simple, down to earth and easy to remember.” Explains Lynne.   Lynne created the RIPE Personality Profiling System in 2004 as an alternative option. It draws on the work of many leaders in the field (Carl Jung, Ned Hermann and Katherine Benziger) and has the benefits of being fun, blameless and easy to digest and recall.   “This is where the Fruit come in! We use Fruit to reflect behaviour preferences…. Apples are hardcore and don’t break easily. Mangoes are luscious, sexy messy little things. Limes are concentrated and intense, but not in your face. Bananas are sweet and pliable with many uses!  People really engage with our fruit profiling because it makes the complex simple and relevant.” Says Lynne.   Since developing RIPE, Lynne has trained organisations all over the world on how to work with the strengths and challenges of being an Apple, Mango, Lime or Banana and work more effectively as a team, with huge success. But till now the programme has remained out of reach for small businesses.   “Small business are often really vulnerable when it comes to conflict and stress – things can quickly spiral out of control and unfortunately most have limited resources at their realm. We are very excited to launch Working With People You Just Don’t Get!  We know that it will really speak to small businesses. The programme is cost effective and simple. It cuts through corporate speak and replaces It with blameless language and delivers results – a team that is less stressed and more connected, engaged and productive.”   Working with People You Just Don’t Get!is delivered through a series of videos where Lynne shares a workshop just as if she was there in person, with the whole team in one room. During the workshop, using the RIPE Fruit Profiling System, each team member will become more self and team aware. The videos will trigger discussions to help individual team members better understand their own, as well as their teammates’ strengths and challenges. The workshop will also arm the whole team with tools to improve their connection and communication with others – other team members, clients, suppliers and even their own family and friends.   “Understanding what behaviour preferences each person has and why you get on with them – or not is a light bulb moment for many participants!  They finally ‘get’ why they never ‘got’ on with that other person. It gives them permission to be themselves and encourages transparent and honest conversations. It’s ok not to get on with someone, but there must be respect for each other’s work. And this programme allows for that needed discovery and discussion.   And yes the humble Apple, Mango, Lime and Banana do indeed unlock many secrets of working with people you just don’t get!” Concludes Lynne.   Working with People You Just Don’t Getis available for teams of up to 20 people and costs AUD $1,200 + GST. For more information visit:   www.lynneschinella.com.au/videotraining-teams Lynne has also recently released her book: Bite Me and other Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing With Our Differences About Lynne Schinella Lynne is a highly regarded behaviour and communications trainer, coach and author who works with individuals and organisations to help them connect with influence and respect. Lynne’s audiences get real value from her practical down to earth approach, her honest, engaging and entertaining delivery and her talent for making the complex simple and relevant. Lynne is the creator of the RIPE Personality Profiling System and lives and breathes Fruit, from mentoring to training teams to deliver her message of respect, connect and thrive. She is also the author of Bite Me! and other do’s and don’ts of dealing with our differences. For more information about Lynne visit www.lynneschinella.com.au Notes to editor * 2016 Snapshot of the Australian Workplace Interviews  To request an interview with Lynne Schinella please contact Sarika Shah, Publicity and Marketing, SShah PR & Communications email: sshahcommunications@gmail.com or call 0414 291 440. Eventify App Platform Revamped and Relaunched By Teksmobile 2019-03-25T06:03:09Z eventify-app-platform-revamped-and-relaunched-by-teksmobile Eventify - the multi-featured digital event app builder platform initially released in 2017 - has received a facelift. The new version is equipped with powerful and more customisable features, and is set to take the convenience factor of professional event managers even higher. Speaking on behalf of Teksmobile, CEO Hussain Fakhruddin stated that the encouraging response to the first version of Eventify was a big factor behind the second coming of this event app platform. Earlier, the platform had already been used to create the official mobile applications of several high-profile events - with Nordic Smart Cities, Business Innovation, Startcon and Nordic Smart Cities being among the most noteworthy ones. Buoyed by the great reviews and the feedback received from early users, the developers of Teksmobile have gone in with a series of new and improved features in Eventify 2.0. Event organisers can quickly add/edit event names, dates and brief descriptions, upload logo(s), select theme colours, and proceed to adding all the relevant event-related information. For example, detailed scheduling of the event - speaker names & bios, their sessions, sponsor details, and information on exhibitors participating in events can all be included. Interested attendees can access all the pertinent information before deciding to participate in the event. Seamless networking will continue to be one of the biggest USPs of the Eventify tool, according to a senior executive from the Teks team. The platform has a live, one-on-one messaging system, allowing people to easily communicate with each other. In addition, a global push notification system has also been added. Event managers can, with its help, quickly notify all attendees about changes and updates in their events. The process is super-fast and super-effective. Maps on Eventify have also improved in their utility and accuracy, compared to those in the previous edition. To ensure people can reach event venues, detailed navigational maps are present. With exploring across large event floors also often proving to be tricky, organisers can add a clear floor plan in their app, created with Eventify. That way, attendees will have no difficulties in checking out the different sections/zones of the event. One of the biggest high points about the Eventify platform is the fact that it takes away the need for prior coding knowledge to build mobile event apps. Organisers, after subscribing, can simply click to add/edit sections and categories - and ensure that the final version of the app contains all the information that they require. Live previews are available, allowing the organisers to check how their event app is shaping up. Once this stage is complete, Teksmobile takes over - submitting the app for review and getting it live in stores with a fortnight or less. At a time when awareness and adoption of cutting-edge event technology is at an all-time high, Eventify offers state-of-the-art paperless promotion solutions. Instead of having to rely on the woefully ineffective yet considerably expensive event pamphlets and hoardings and banner ads, organisers can simply sign up on Eventify, build their very own event apps, and reach out to the widest possible audience. From the dashboard of the Eventify portal, users can also check out in-depth event reports and statistics, pie-charts, and other visual representation of key numbers. Mr. Fakhruddin likes to refer to Eventify as the ‘intelligent’ app platform! Eventify has been designed to build apps for practically all types of B2B events - from small-scale business meetings and workshops, to high-profile conferences, trade shows, exhibitions, and the like. While software and tech events are the main points of focus, organisers of medical conferences and travel industry events are also being encouraged to use the platform to build customised event apps. Mr. Fakhruddin, however, was quick to point out that his team would not be taking on any events related to finance, entertainment, gambling, politics and other social activities. Eventify was a big success when it launched back in 2017, and its revamped avatar packs in several new and interesting features. Most importantly, the new version is decidedly more flexible for event organisers. The tool is available on a subscription-only basis - with the two available packages being Business Pro ($249/event; ideal for smaller events) and Enterprise Pro ($599/event; ideal for large events). A number of international event managers have already expressed interest about the tool - and the team is looking forward to collaborating with many more high-profile B2B events over the next couple of quarters. Visit http://eventify.io/ to know more about the new-look Eventify app-builder platform. Dial 91-33-40649087 or send emails to sonali@eventify.io to clarify your doubts and further queries. Eventify is one of the finest event management software tools currently available, and it eases the task of making event apps and maximising the exposure for events manifold. SAS partners with NVIDIA on deep learning and computer vision 2019-03-22T01:54:23Z sas-partners-with-nvidia-on-deep-learning-and-computer-vision-1 Cary, NC (Mar 19, 2019) SAS today announced it is partnering with NVIDIA to help businesses bring artificial intelligence (AI) into their organizations. The companies are collaborating across machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing, with NVIDIA GPUs and CUDA-X AI acceleration libraries, to support the core elements of SAS’ AI offerings – leading to faster, more accurate insights.  “AI is transforming business across industries,” said Gavin Day, SAS Senior Vice President of Technology. “At the heart of AI-based transformation is advanced analytics. Powerful GPUs help speed the analysis and impact of AI by processing millions of mathematical operations very quickly. By partnering with NVIDIA, we combine our strengths to augment human intelligence and realize the true potential of AI.”  For industries such as health care, life sciences, manufacturing and financial services, artificial intelligence delivers significant value. Here are some examples of how SAS and NVIDIA are helping customers accelerate their AI efforts: ●       Health care providers using object recognition to identify malignant versus benign cancer cells. ●       Manufacturers using computer vision to find defects before products leave production lines. ●       Financial institutions saving trillions of dollars with fraud detection. “Our collaboration with SAS will help enterprise customers extract the true value of AI for their company,” said Ian Buck, Vice President and General Manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “With NVIDIA technology, businesses will be able to accelerate their entire data science workflow to innovate, add new services and increase profitability.”  With expanded NVIDIA GPU support across SAS® Viya® – including products such as SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning and SAS Event Stream Processing – customers can take advantage of high-performance AI capabilities including image classification, object detection, speech-to-text, image recognition and sentiment detection. The companies are also pushing deep learning and decision-making capabilities to edge devices, which will drive greater IoT opportunities. For example, equipping an edge device like a commercial drone with AI technology will give it the ability to handle everything from infrastructure monitoring to predictive maintenance for industrial plants. With the GPU and analytics built into the drone, analysis can be performed where the data resides. Analyzing data in real-time results in faster and more accurate decisions.  The partnership with NVIDIA is one strategic element of SAS’ commitment to AI and machine learning. SAS also announced it would invest $1 billion over the next three years on AI software innovation, education programs and other resources. In addition, SAS Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer Oliver Schabenberger delivered a keynote titled “AI: Technology's Inevitable Consequence” at the NVIDIA GTC conference.  About SAS SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®. Klugo Group announces Mark Culverson as their new Chief Executive Officer. 2019-03-22T01:49:01Z klugo-group-announces-mark-culverson-as-their-new-chief-executive-officer Klugo Pty Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Culverson as its new CEO, effective immediately.    Since April 2018, Mark has been instrumental to the growth and continual improvement of Klugo's NetSuite sales practice, professional services and NetSuite development services offerings in his current role as General Manager.    Mark will take over from Annaliese Kloé, current CEO and Board Member, as the business starts its next chapter of growth and expansion.   New Horizons for Annaliese Kloé The decision to step down as CEO of Klugo has primarily come about due to the rapid success and international growth and expansion of Klugo's sister company, Next Technik. Next Technik is a NetSuite Product Development house and has pioneered the market with the leading Built for NetSuite Native Field Service solution, NextService.    Since 2014, NextService has gained international acclaim as the leading Field Service Management solution for NetSuite customers. In 2018 Next Technik proved its dedication to the North American NetSuite customer base by opening its US office in Dallas, Texas. Since operations commenced, Annaliese has successfully managed both Klugo and Next Technik in tandem. However as both businesses continue to excel, the need for "fearless focus" has become apparent.   Annaliese says: "I am excited and proud to have built Klugo's executive leadership team to a point where I, as CEO am confident to step back from the day to day management and concentrate on strategic direction as a member of the Board. Next Technik is earlier on in its business lifecycle and requires the focus to ensure growth and expansion in new international markets."   A New Challenge for Mark Culverson Announcing Mark's appointment, Annaliese Kloé has said: "It is an exciting time for both me and the board of Klugo as we have found an outstanding leader and motivator in Mark Culverson. Over the past twelve months, Mark has shown a resounding dedication to elevating Klugo to the next level and has been warmly welcomed by the team at Klugo."   "Mark has been chosen to fulfil this role and champion the business due to his wealth of experience in building high-performance teams in the software and technology industry, and his previous involvement in taking a number of high growth businesses to new levels of success."   Over his 30 years in the software industry, Mark has contributed to some of Australia's greatest technology success stories. A key member of the team in Attaché, one of Australia's earliest and most successful accounting software businesses, through to 15 years with TechnologyOne, a now internationally renowned ERP solution, Mark has excelled in many critical areas across those businesses including sales leadership, customer success management and executive leadership.   Mark Culverson says: "Since joining Klugo as the General Manager in 2018, I have been continually excited and impressed by the agile nature of the company, the strength and detailed knowledge of the team, and the Board's drive and ambition to continue to grow. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with each member of the Klugo team, as their passion and dedication to improving our client's businesses is a testament to the core values imparted by the business’s directors, Annaliese Kloé, Daniel Perry, Stephen Nankervis, Richard Kloé and Di Kloé.   He also says: "Klugo, as one of just a few NetSuite Partners who has achieved consistent 5 Star status over many years has an immense opportunity to further contribute to the strengthening of the NetSuite product's position in the Asia Pacific region as the cloud ERP of choice for small, medium and large businesses. No other product on the market offers the level of functional coverage and flexibility in development that NetSuite does. In 2019, we are starting to see from our customers that the choice to move to the "cloud" is becoming the "rule", rather than the exception. Having been born in the cloud over 20 years ago, and one of the first true cloud vendors, NetSuite has cemented itself in the market as the leader, and with the backing of Oracle, it will be a lofty task for any other vendor to catch up."     "Our future is very bright," says Mark Culverson. We have an outstanding group of people who continue to dedicate themselves to Klugo's vision of being "the leaders in leveraging the power of NetSuite", and I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to lead that team.    Media enquiries or interview requests can be forwarded to: Michael Dean Marketing Manager Klugo Group michaeld@klugogroup.com +61 400 064 914 FPT showcases enterprise blockchain Akachain at Money2020 Asia 2019 2019-03-22T01:41:19Z fpt-showcases-enterprise-blockchain-akachain-at-money2020-asia-2019 During the three-day event, FPT focuses on showcasing its latest blockchain-based solutions for the industry: Akachain. Powered by blockchain technology and smart contract, Akachain is designed to provide the technology infrastructure to support financial institutions in transforming business models and achieving operational excellence. One of Akachain’s major use cases is UTop, one of the first Blockchain-based loyalty network in South Asia, which promises to enable the conversion of customers’ accumulated loyalty into a pre-defined common point that can be used to exchange for a tangible reward in subsequent purchases. The two solutions are the testaments to the company’s continuous belief in the disruptive power of blockchain technology in the financial industry. FPT will also be presenting to the Asia Pacific market its success stories & capabilities in Fintech, including digitizing Banking systems, reimagining Insurance Industry and modernizing the Capital Market. Visitors can learn more about FPT’s expertise, success cases & solutions at Kiosk number 16, level 5, Marina Bay Sands Expo. Money20/20 Asia, a part of Money 20/20 global series events, is the largest Asian event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data & technology. Drawing 3,500+ attendees, including more than 1,500 companies and 70 countries, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. Money20/20 Asia is held in Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from 19th to 21st of March, 2019. MEET ELLIOT HAYES - BYRON BAY’S ELON MUSK! 2019-03-21T04:28:52Z meet-elliott-hayes-byron-bay-s-elon-musk MEET BYRON BAY’S ELON MUSK!   # SMART ENERGY ENTREPRENEUR HAS BUILT  AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST GROWING ENERGY COMPANY IN 2 YEARS # SUCCESS DUE TO BEATING THE RISING COST OF ENERGY  # NEW CUSTOMERS LOVE THE ENVIRONMENTALY  FRIENDLY COST SAVINGS  # IT’S THE UBER OF ENERGY COMPANIES # CELEBRITIES USE SMART ENERGY    Elliot Hayes surfs every morning in Byron Bay  before motivating his  team of 130 staff to help the nation cut their electricity bills by providing affordable, clean energy solutions to households and businesses across Australia. Smart Energy is the Uber of energy companies with seven offices servicing NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA and South Australia and plans to expand into the Northern Territory and NZ this year. Utilising the latest advances in technology Elliot’s team monitor customers’ electricity usage , supply batteries and carry out residential and business solar panel installation. Smart Energy’s  founder and Managing Director Elliot Hayes says “Everyone at home and in business is absolutely sick and tired of power bills going up and up. The rising cost of electricity and gas is simply unfair and unacceptable.  Our success is because we are doing something about it and giving homes and businesses cheap, clean energy solutions, plus we have a really professional team of staff right across Australia. We’re like the Uber of energy companies. Actually we’re better than Uber because we service every city and town and area in Australia. You don’t get Uber in country towns but you can get Smart Energy!”  Elliot is also proud of the support he is receiving from celebrities like surfing star Joel Parkinson and celebrity chef Steven Snow who has won a  Good Food Guide hat every year for over 20 years! World champion Pro Surfer Joel Parkinson says “Knowing that right now there’s no one charging me for energy and I’m doing the right thing for the environment here, I’m running off my own grid, you get a bit of a kick out of it.” Award winning celebrity chef Steven Snow is passionate about the environment and his famous FINS restaurant, Australia’s most awarded regional restaurant. Also one of the most sustainable. Steven’s  home is powered by  Smart Energy. Steven talks about the importance of making an individual change to impact environmental issues, as well as the significant savings in converting to solar. He says “The reason why I converted  is because it just goes with what we do in this house. You know, no air con, we have rain water hooked up for all our gardens, for our washing machines, for our bathrooms.” Watch Joel and Steven’s testimonial videos at www.smartenergygroup.com.au   AIIA celebrates ongoing government–industry collaboration on digital transformation 2019-03-21T02:06:25Z aiia-celebrates-ongoing-government-industry-collaboration-on-digital-transformation Sydney, Australia – 21 March 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, is celebrating the progress made by government and industry since a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) one year ago. Michael Keenan, Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, was the keynote speaker at the AIIA hosted Ministerial Luncheon held on Tuesday 19 March at the National Press Club. The event marked the anniversary of the shared commitment to continue to deliver the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agenda. In his valedictory speech, Minister Keenan emphasised he is an ongoing supporter of the MOU between the DTA and AIIA, highlighting some of the positive outcomes benefiting the industry. The MOU was entered into on 13 March 2018 in order to facilitate practical ways for the DTA and AIIA to engage industry and government agencies in meaningful dialogue. During the first year, participating AIIA members have benefited from ongoing updates on the DTA’s activities relating to its digital transformation agenda. This included the opportunity for AIIA members to contribute directly to DTA on user research. Commenting on the anniversary of the AIIA and DTA MOU, Ron Gauci, CEO of the AIIA, said: “We’ve made great progress identifying opportunities for the parties to exchange information and draw on expertise to deliver better government online services for individuals and businesses. “Our members think this has been a ‘great start’ for industry and government agency dialogue. We hope this model will continue to evolve, and that it can be applied across other agencies.” Several initiatives and activities have been undertaken to support the opening of the dialogue. These include: Regular meetings between DTA CEO and AIIA CEO Cadence meetings between AIIA members and DTA Senior decision makers Being part of the October 2018 USA delegation visiting the following AIIA member offices: Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, Cisco, Infosys, Qlik, WIPRO, Singtel Innov8 and Oracle. The delegates also attended think tanks such as the World Economic Forum and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, as well as startup incubators at Berkley SkyDeck and the Australian Landing Pad, all showcasing innovative Australian technology start-up companies. # # # 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. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Few Professionals Are Fully Confident in Ability to Assess the Effectiveness of Their Phishing Defenses 2019-03-20T22:57:05Z few-professionals-are-fully-confident-in-ability-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-their-phishing-defenses Sydney, NSW, AUS (21 March 2019)— Findings from a recent ISACA survey about strategies for phishing defense showed that only 12 per cent of the roughly 1,5000 respondents were completely confident in their ability to assess the effectiveness of their phishing awareness efforts. In the new paper, Phishing Defense and Governance, released in partnership with Terranova Security, ISACA outlines key takeaways from this phishing research that reached security, assurance, risk and governance professionals, including: Only a slight majority (63 per cent) regularly monitor and report on the effectiveness of their activities. 38 per cent of respondents reported that their organisations develop security awareness collateral and anti-phishing materials internally. 85 per cent of enterprises measure and regularly report on the effectiveness of their phishing awareness programs There is still a divide when it comes to organisations employing awareness activities such as email newsletters and online and in-person training, when compared to assessments of what employees have learned, through simulations and other knowledge-based tools. Simulation is not a common component of phishing awareness and training, with only 57% of those surveyed saying they perform phishing simulation, and 25% reporting they use other active knowledge-based assessment of employee phishing behavior. “Current phishing defense strategies and implementation are clearly not hitting the mark,” said Frank Downs, director of cybersecurity practices at ISACA. “Strengthening these defense activities and improving outcomes is within reach, but requires careful planning and execution, and eliminating any gaps in managing and implementing these security awareness initiatives internally and externally.” Phishing Defense and Governance also examines the potential correlation between joint internal and outsourced collateral development and the increased ability to report and measure on effectiveness, as well as the ways in which external service providers can be used to help support phishing defense. The white paper also provides some main areas of improvement where professionals should focus their attention when seeking to improve their phishing defenses, including: Ensuring the organisation has the capability to validate user behavior modification (such as through a phishing simulation) Evaluating the outsourcing or co-sourcing relationships in place and determining where the organisation has gaps in the quality of information it is receiving Setting clear goals for improvement and tracking to them “Phishing attacks continue to grow each year both in number and in cost to organisations globally and countless new phishing scenarios are created every day,” said Theo Zafirakos, CISO at Terranova Security. “While human error continues to prevail as the leading cause of all breaches and security incidents, security professionals agree the most effective way to reduce human risk is with security awareness and phishing simulation training.” The Phishing Defense and Governance whitepaper can be downloaded for free at www.isaca.org/phishing. For another perspective on phishing, read this ISACA Now blog post, “The C-Suite is the New Main Target of Phishing,” by Harold Walker, CISSP, Phishing Awareness Evangelist, Terranova Security. About Terranova Security Terranova Security is a global leader in security awareness training, recognised by Gartner®, with 1000+ successful phishing awareness and security awareness training programs spanning over 6-million users. Terranova Security is committed to partnering with CISOs and security professionals to help reduce human risk and support each organisation with a personalised and consultative approach for phishing and awareness training needs. Uniquely positioned to support security leaders govern, manage and measure changes in behavior, Terranova Security provides true flexibility and delivery models for phishing and security awareness training. Learn more: terranovasecurity.com About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram:www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au ISACA Issues New Blockchain, CASB Solutions and GDPR Audit Programs 2019-03-20T02:43:55Z isaca-issues-new-blockchain-casb-solutions-and-gdpr-audit-programs Sydney, NSW, AUS (20 March 2019) — Auditors face an onslaught of new technologies, systems and regulations to incorporate into assessments. New audit programs from global technology association ISACA give auditors additional frameworks for toolkits to provide assurance for blockchain, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and the EU GDPR. The Blockchain Preparation Audit Program helps organisations manage the preparation for using blockchain technology--the underlying distributed network system often associated with the decentralised cryptocurrency, bitcoin--found in applications across myriad industries. Covering all aspects of blockchain, from pre-implementation, governance, development, security, transactions and consensus, this program guides auditors in identifying and developing key policies, procedures and controls to mitigate risk and streamline processes prior to a blockchain implementation and includes a blockchain technology audit preparation program worksheet. By using this program, auditors gain tools to: Provide management with an assessment of whether their proposed blockchain technology control environment is adequately designed and operationally effective Identify potential blockchain risks which could result in reputational and/or material financial impact Provide management with a holistic perspective on blockchain technology that considers both technical and non-technical factors. To assist IT auditors assess the effectiveness of CASB solutions, ISACA releases the Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB) Audit Program. Enterprises often use CASBs to manage risks, such as those associated with various deployment models, identity management, and compliance with data drive regulations. This audit program factors in several considerations auditors should keep in mind when assessing whether operational and compliance expectations can be met with their CASB deployment, including: Identity management of users, inclusive of privileged users and enhanced access groups Mitigation of risks associated with different deployment models Asset management and protection through security initiatives such as physical security and though program management (key management and incident response as examples). Following the 25 May 2018 implementation date, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU residents control over their personal data wherever this data may reside, standardising regulation across the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as affecting all enterprises that process data from EU/EEA countries. The GDPR Audit Program for Small and Medium Enterprises offers an audit framework to assess how effectively GDPR is governed, monitored and managed. It provides guidance to: Provide management with an assessment of GDPR policies and procedures and their operating effectiveness Identify control weaknesses which could result in increased use of unsanctioned GDPR solutions (and higher likelihood that the solutions are not detected) Evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation’s practices and ongoing management of GDPR. Blockchain Preparation Audit Program is free to members or for purchase by non-members for US $49. Both Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB) Audit Program and GDPR Audit Program for Small and Medium Enterprises are US $25 for members and US $49 for non-members. For more information on ISACA’s audit and assurance programs, please visit www.isaca.org/auditprograms. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram:www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured 2019-03-20T01:41:58Z arrow-electronics-and-freelancer-com-launch-world-s-largest-electronics-amp-electrical-engineering-services-marketplace-revolutionizing-how-hardware-products-get-designed-amp-manufactured Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured   Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a Fortune 500 leading technology solutions and engineering provider, and ​Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN), the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users, have announced the launch of ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com​. The new platform allows Fortune 500 companies and innovative technology creators to design and build hardware products through access to ​over half a million skilled ​electronic and electrical engineers. ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer will transform the way products will be designed, manufactured and delivered to market. On-demand engineering from ArrowPlus and Freelancer will catalyze a step change in research and development, cutting times from years to months through access to a global network of highly diverse technical skills and reduce cost to market. Now next year’s “new products” for CES Las Vegas are just a click away. Arrow Electronics guides innovation for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion ranking #113 in the 2018 Fortune 500, Arrow brings to the collaboration a large volume of high quality, high value projects, from established companies with a real demand for innovation and talent. Arrow has built a proprietary Certified Engineering network which has been a key differentiator in helping its customers win with technology. This new platform is designed to solve sophisticated technology problems spanning consumer electronics, transportation, healthcare, industrial, Internet of Things(IOT), telecommunications, biomedical, cloud security, firmware, hardware, and connected products in every industry. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with more than 32 million users around the world and over 15 million jobs posted in over 1,350 skill areas. Freelancer.com is used by companies from start-ups to global giants. Freelancer.com brings to the collaboration the platform and the world’s best expertise in running global online services marketplaces, allowing Arrow to transform its services business into a dynamic, connected talent cloud. Together, the exclusive strategic alliance is a category definer for how hardware products are designed and electronics & electrical engineering services are delivered. Businesses that need technology help from concept to scale can leverage ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer to find highly qualified experts, utilize Arrow technology concierge services that ensure project success, and go to market faster and more cost effectively. The full lifecycle of hardware product development can be accomplished through ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer including, but not limited to: ● Ideation & prototyping ● Analog & digital design ● Printed circuit board design ● Bill of Materials (BOM) part selection ● Custom requirements to product delivery ● Component consolidation and cost reduction ● Redesign for smaller size ● Documentation & translation ● Development of firmware, drivers and middleware ● Real-time embedded software development ● Integrated circuit design ● Manufacturing   “This breakthrough strategic alliance with Arrow Electronics represents the first launch of Freelancer Enterprise. We are absolutely delighted that Arrow chose to team with Freelancer.com on this landmark initiative,” said Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie. “Freelancer.com is the number-one marketplace for talent and skilled workers. We have seen increasing demand to solve difficult and complex technology problems from larger organizations. For example, NASA and the United States Department of Energy are using Freelancer.com to crowdsource technology solutions. We are excited to form an exclusive alliance with the most trusted guide in technology creation, Arrow Electronics, to break down barriers for larger companies with more complex needs to utilize our platform to accelerate technology.” “ArrowPlus brings the serious know-how of Arrow’s 80 years of engineering, tools, technology, and services into the platform economy with Freelancer. Arrow has become one of the world’s largest technology solutions companies in the last five years and beyond our own engineering we have built a proprietary network of certified 3rd party Arrow Certified engineering partners. Our Arrow Certified Engineering network has worked with marquee Fortune 500 clients to make products and technology.” said Arrow’s Chief Digital Officer Matt Anderson “We anticipate in the future that up to 30% of R&D spend could leverage a model where Arrow provides a technical concierge and project management to a vast network of high-end engineering talent. The products and services Arrow has helped design are helping people every day from paraplegic veterans regaining their sense of freedom and independence to mothers in undeveloped regions of the world giving birth more safely. If you are a company that wants to build a product, there is no better way to get started than with Arrow and Freelancer”.   About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at  FiveYearsOut.com​.   About ​Freelancer​ ® Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN) is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 32 million registered users have posted over 15 million projects and contests to date in over 1,350 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns ​Escrow.com​, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet with over US$4 billion in transactions secured. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer​, a global enterprise freight marketplace. Forward-looking statements This document contains certain "forward-looking statements". The words "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "project", "forecast", "estimate", “outlook”, “upside”, "likely", "intend", "should", "could", "may", "target", "plan" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Indications of, and guidance on, future earnings and financial position and performance, including Freelancer’s FY19 outlook, are also forward-looking statements, as are statements regarding Freelancer’s plans and strategies and the development of the market. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Freelancer, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Freelancer cannot give any assurance or guarantee that the assumptions upon which management based its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct or exhaustive beyond the date of its making, or that Freelancer's business and operations will not be affected by other factors not currently foreseeable by management or beyond its control. Such forward-looking statements only speak as at the date of this announcement and Freelancer assumes no obligation to update such information. The release, publication or      https://freelancer.arrow.com     Dell Boomi helps University of Melbourne to cloud-enable its integrations and transition to Smarter Campuses 2019-03-20T01:39:52Z dell-boomi-helps-university-of-melbourne-to-cloud-enable-its-integrations-and-transition-to-smarter-campuses Sydney, Australia – March 19, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced it has been contracted by the University of Melbourne (UoM) to enable the coexistence of the institute’s 700 applications using the Boomi integration platform. Boomi has helped the university create a centralised data synchronisation hub that provides granular visibility into data quality and has subsequently accelerated the roll-out of new services. The real-time availability of this critical information will help UoM transform its facilities into smart campuses powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). UoM provides education to more than 50,000 students enrolled across its seven campuses. Its vast set of applications – spanning everything from a Financial and Employee System (FES) to Student Management Systems (SMS) and its online Learning Management Systems (LMS), as well as a slew of specialty systems – are part of a hybrid environment. UoM deployed the Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to link up its IT environment. Boomi is a only truly cloud-based integration provider and was selected for its ability to support a diverse organisation. The university is using the Boomi Master Data Hub (MDH) as the foundation for its data synchronisation. These comprehensive capabilities are managed through Boomi’s easy-to-use interface which provides full visibility over and control of all information flowing through the platform. Having established a modern integration framework, UoM has been able to commence its transition to smart campuses. Critical to this project is space utilisation, and so the university is in the process of installing smart sensors in selected buildings. Boomi will collect the data generated by these sensors and transfer it to the smart campus data repository, along with information from other relevant applications. These insights will allow UoM to determine how and when facilities are being used in order to optimise space and other student services. “Data consistency is a major challenge for organisations investing in digital transformation – especially in an industry like higher education where student attrition and policy issues place constant pressure on Australian universities to demonstrate the outcomes they can deliver,” said Nick Lambrou, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Boomi. “With the Boomi platform at the core of its applications tying all data together, UoM has developed the comprehensive scaffolding it needs to drive its digital evolution, allowing it to introduce new services sooner, while preparing its facilities for the next phase of its growth strategy.” About Dell Boomi Boomi, an independent business unit of Dell, quickly and easily unites everything in your digital ecosystem so you can achieve better business outcomes, faster. Boomi’s intelligent, flexible, scalable platform accelerates your business results by linking your data, systems, applications, processes and people. Harnessing the power of the cloud to unify everything inside and outside of a business, Boomi gives more than 8,200 organizations the agility to lead the future. For more information, visit http://www.boomi.com. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.