The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-25T02:31:46Z Giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers 2021-07-25T02:31:46Z giveaway-for-emergency-services-aid-workers-journalists-and-volunteers Galactic Bioware – a clothing engineering and design company based in Victoria, Australia and Utah, USA – today announces a giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers. Galactic Bioware is committed to increasing the availability of ballistic, stab and shrapnel protection to people who place themselves in danger in the service of others. These people include emergency workers, aid workers, journalists and media crew. Discreet protection that does not draw unwarranted attention is critical, and for this purpose, Galactic Bioware's 2021 Casual Collection is provided to these eligible professionals without overt branding or any marks which are reflective or identifying. 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Galactic Bioware's 2021 Casual Collection Now Available for Purchase 2021-07-25T01:44:30Z galactic-bioware-s-2021-casual-collection-now-available-for-purchase Galactic Bioware – a clothing engineering and design company based in Victoria, Australia and Utah, USA – today releases its protective clothing collection to the general public. Galactic Bioware’s casual covert defense line offers ballistics, stab, and shrapnel protection in comfortable shirts, pants, jackets, hoodies, hats and more.  Galactic Bioware designed its 2021 Casual Collection to deliver maximum protection against the increasing threats to personal safety present in highly populated cities without compromising on the wearer’s comfort or clean design.  The collection employs a multi-layer system of fibers that aims to reduce the impact and injury level from gunfire, knife wounds, and bomb shrapnel. 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Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market 2021-2026 Global Demand by Key Players like Intel, GE, Google LLC, Microsoft, Wipro, AT&T and More 2021-07-23T13:43:41Z internet-of-things-iot-platform-market-2021-2026-global-demand-by-key-players-like-intel-ge-google-llc-microsoft-wipro-at-amp-t-and-more The report is the perfect asset that worldwide and local Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market players and financial specialists need to peep into the eventual fate of their business and plan out successful development procedures. It is an assemblage of clever and precise research and examination contemplates that help players in the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market business to comprehend the development examples of driving portions and locales, nature of rivalry, and other huge viewpoints. Purchasers of the report are given dependable figures for complete income, utilization, deals, CAGR, creation, and other significant elements. Readers of the research report can get distinct information on important drivers, restraints, developments, and opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Enterprise. They can also study trending technologies, manufacturing strategies, investment strategies, products, and applications that Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market key players should be taking note of. Every segment is deeply studied by the authors of the record to help key players identify key growth pockets and make the proper investment choices in their Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Commercial enterprise. All the segments taken into consideration for the research have a look at are analyzed on the basis of percentage, consumption, boom fee, client choice, and numerous other parameters. Buy Latest Study@ The Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market is expected to grow from USD X.X million in 2020 to USD X.X million by 2026, at a CAGR of X.X% during the forecast period. The global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market report is a comprehensive research that focuses on the overall consumption structure, development trends, sales models and sales of top countries in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market. The report focuses on well-known providers in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform industry, market segments, competition, and the macro environment.Under COVID-19 Outbreak, how the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Industry will develop is also analyzed in detail in Chapter 1.7 of the report.*In Chapter 2.4, we analyzed industry trends in the context of COVID-19.*In Chapter 3.5, we analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets.*In Chapters 6 to 10 of the report, we analyze the impact of COVID-19 on various regions and major countries.*In chapter 13.5, the impact of COVID-19 on the future development of the industry is pointed out.A holistic study of the market is made by considering a variety of factors, from demographics conditions and business cycles in a particular country to market-specific microeconomic impacts. The study found the shift in market paradigms in terms of regional competitive advantage and the competitive landscape of major players.Key players in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market covered in Chapter 4:*Amazon Web Services Inc.*Intel Corporation*General Electric Company*Google LLC*Microsoft Corporation*Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd*Wipro Limited*AT&T, Inc.*IBM Corporation*Cisco Systems, Inc.*In Chapter 11 and 13.3, on the basis of types, the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market from 2015 to 2026 is primarily split into: Cloud, On-premise, Hybrid*In Chapter 12 and 13.4, on the basis of applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market from 2015 to 2026 covers: Connectivity/ M2M platform, IaaS backend, Hardware-specific software platforms, Consumer/enterprise software, Other Geographically, the detailed analysis of consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, historic and forecast (2015-2025) of the following regions are covered in Chapter 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14: *North America (Covered in Chapter 7 and 14): United States, Canada, Mexico *Europe (Covered in Chapter 8 and 14): Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others *Asia-Pacific (Covered in Chapter 9 and 14): China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Others *Middle East and Africa (Covered in Chapter 10 and 14): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Others *South America (Covered in Chapter 11 and 14): Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Others Years considered for this report: *Historical Years: 2015-2019 *Base Year: 2019 *Estimated Year: 2020 *Forecast Period: 2020-2025 Free Sample with TOC@ Table of Content 1 Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Overview 2 Executive Summary 3 Industry Chain Analysis 4 Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market, by Type 5 Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market, by Application 6 Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Regions 7 North America Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Countries 8 Europe Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Countries 9 Asia Pacific Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Countries 10 Middle East and Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Countries 11 South America Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Analysis by Countries 12 Competitive Landscape 13 Industry Outlook 14 Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market Forecast 15 New Project Feasibility Analysis Contact us: *Research Trades* Contact No: +1 6269994607 SkypeID: researchtradescon Malaysian Housing & Property Summit to focus on challenges and opportunities in the new normal 2021-07-22T22:43:02Z malaysian-housing-amp-property-summit-to-focus-on-challenges-and-opportunities-in-the-new-normal The upcoming Malaysian Housing & Property Summit will review the experiences and knowledge gained from the unprecedented challenges faced by the nation from global covid-19 pandemic and opportunities for the future said Kingsley Strategic Institute’s (KSI) Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   This year’s event will be a virtual summit and be held on Tuesday July 27th.  The theme for the prestigious and highly anticipated event will be Resetting & Rebuilding the Housing and Property Industry in the New Normal.   The opening keynote address will be presented by YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Malaysia’s Minister of Housing and Local Government.    Commenting further on the Summit, Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said the annual event brings together key industry leaders, senior government officers, property consultants and professionals related to the housing and property industry to take stock of the state of the sector and evaluate key trends, strategic challenges and opportunities.   “The pandemic has caused many disruptions across numerous economic sectors and impacted several industries including housing and property”, said Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   “The new post pandemic normal requires housing and property to strengthen its resilience, rethink, reset and rebuild a better industry for the future”.   Increasingly greater digitalization is being utilized in the property sector with virtual sales platforms and digital technology being integrated into the property development cycle – and this will be a key focus of the Summit’s program and presentations by the distinguished speakers and presenters.   Additionally, the Summit program has been structured to enable key industry players to exchange ideas, information and experiences on how to reset and revitalize the Housing and Property industry.   The Summit will also enable participants to ‘feel the pulse’ of the industry and be updated on key issues and new opportunities.  It will be a meeting of minds to take stock of the changing marketplace and to plan for the future in a greatly changed landscape.   Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh concluded, “Beyond the lessons of the pandemic, the Summit program will also examine how Malaysia’s housing system is responding to the issues of sustainable design and energy efficient housing.      “In addition, the Summit will examine a range of topics including affordability and availability; improving the linkages between housing and support systems; and many more”.   ENDS Issued by Connect Malaysia              Media enquiries          Mr. Joe Perri, Connect Malaysia Mob:  +61 412 112 545      Email:   Profile:      Kingsley Strategic Institute       The New Malaysia has brought new hopes for the country and new challenges. This requires new strategic thinking, new plans and new ideas. The Kingsley Strategic Institute (KSI) aims to provide strategic advice, high level executive briefings, international conferences, policy roundtables and national summits.   In line with the revived Malaysia Inc concept to foster closer public- private sector cooperation KSI organises top level exclusive briefings and policy dialogues and provide policy inputs to government derived from policy analysis. KSI is a bridge between Government and Business:   - KSI Institute’s value propositions are our commitment to excellence, professionalism and integrity.   - KSI Institute helps companies and organizations prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Age of Disruption through meetings of minds sharing new ideas, insights and intelligence.   - KSI is also the Secretariat for the prestigious Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia China Economic Cooperation Council (MCECC), and Dialog Rakyat.         i The MCECC organizes high level meetings on the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) and works closely with think tanks, business organizations and research institutions in China and ASEAN.         ii The Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur promotes discussions and debate on economic policies and issues and host Roundtables and luncheons with Cabinet Ministers, top CEOs and thought leaders from Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Why choosing the right technology stack is key for your business strategy 2021-07-22T10:12:36Z why-choosing-the-right-technology-stack-is-key-for-your-business-strategy In today's digital world there is a endless supply of different software and platforms to accomplish everything from eCommerce to accounting and project management. What is a technology stack? A technology stack refers to the collection of different software/systems used within a business an example of a stack could be: MYOB for accounting, WordPress for a blog, WooCommerce for an online shop, Microsoft Office 365 for email and a CRM such as Hubspot to manage contacts and other business information. Choosing the right tools is important to ensure you get the best functionality for the best price and that it is scalable for when your business grows and needs to adapt. Choose the wrong frameworks and scaling can become cumbersome and expensive as time is wasted reducing overall productivity. Technology stacks are also used in programming/software development and involve selecting frameworks and programming languages to write software and are critical in developing solid reliable programs. For example certain languages are far more suitable for specific tasks like the language Django which can be used to build web applications whilst other frameworks like Swift are designed to build mobile apps for iOS. Factors to consider when choosing a technology stack for your organization: Project scope & size The first thing you need to consider is the size of your project and scope of requirements. This will enable you to plan out the size of your application and what factors need to be considered for it to achieve it's intended goals.Scalability As your business changes direction or grows in size so does your computing & I.T needs which is why careful planning is key. This involves checking the features of the software and if it has provisions to expand in size and accommodate potential aspects of future business plans. Software model - Cloud or on-premise hosting & off the shelf or custom Another thing to consider is whether you want to host the software internally or if it would be more convenient to have it hosted in the cloud. Cloud options otherwise known as SaaS or IaaS platforms offer pay as you go subscriptions which can be easy to setup and don't require maintenance as they are looked after by a third party. On-premise software also offers advantages such as the ability to self-host and control the data and make changes to the software if needed in some cases however requires maintenance. Lastly depending on your needs you may be able to simply select an off the shelf product or consider developing custom software for your business requirements. Conclusion Are you needing a trusted advisor or consultant to develop or help you develop your own technology stack? AGR Technology can help with experience in the I.T sector and various digital services such as Online Marketing and Website Design, Hosting and Design. AGR Technology is an independently owned Australian business based in Shepparton, Victoria dedicated to helping businesses get the most out of their technology through high-tech tailor made solutions. Follow us on social media: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest GitHub (All our profiles) Fully Licensed, Qualified NBN™ Technicians are Always Available at Birch Tech 2021-07-22T08:25:55Z fully-licensed-qualified-nbn-technicians-are-always-available-at-birch-tech Nations around the world have experimented with different strategies to deliver broadband access to residents. The infrastructure project conducted through the National Broadband Network (NBN™) of the Australian Government is making inroads on the problem and Birch Tech has the highly trained technicians to install, troubleshoot and repair systems by which individuals receive internet access. Individuals that don’t live in or near a city hub often had slow service, had to go without internet service, or choose more expensive options such as satellite connectivity. Others were gaining access through copper wiring, a material that’s now nearing the end of its lifespan. Working on these new telecommunication technologies requires the specialized training and experience that are hallmarks of Birch Tech technicians. As NBN cabling contractors, the company’s experts are trained in the installation of NBN™ systems and identifying the best positioning of equipment for optimal service. They’re skilled in working with fibre optic cables, wireless and satellite systems. Birch Tech is a regulated data installation company for delivering services according to NBN™ legislative standards. Connecting to broadband services may seem like a simple process, but only because the knowledgeable experts at Birch Tech make it appear so. An NBN technician is experienced in the installation of data points, cabling and connections for residential and business customers. The technicians are fully qualified and licensed for those tasks and to make repairs and conduct renovations. “Antenna installers near me” is one of the most common online search terms, whether individuals are seeking installation of a traditional TV antennae or TV service through a satellite system. Both types of receivers must be properly secured, positioned, cabled, and aligned to facilitate reception. Birch Tech specialists are experienced in all types of antenna installations and repairs to ensure customers can receive their favorite news and entertainment programs. Birch Tech provides free no-obligation quotes for customer convenience, 24/7 availability, and all staff is police checked for safety. The full-service telecommunications company also provides phone line troubleshooting and repair, home theater installation and TV mounting, reception boosters, and multiple security and data services for the way people live in the modern world. About Birch Tech Birch Tech provides top-quality telecommunications services to homes and businesses located in and around Sydney District. The company is an ASIAL member, a Gold Member of Australian Security Industry Association Limited, and ACRS Master Cabler. Birch Tech seeks to create long-term relationships with every client. Media Contact Birch Tech 4/94 Byrant Street Padstow NSW 2211 Australia Website: Australia’s iconic region the Whitsunday’s joins EarthCheck to become a leading destination of the world. 2021-07-22T06:34:39Z australia-s-iconic-region-the-whitsunday-s-joins-earthcheck-to-become-a-leading-destination-of-the-world The Whitsunday’s has partnered with EarthCheck to support its Healthy Heart initiative and their ambition to become more climate resilient. The programme will be delivered through the Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub which is an initiative of the Whitsunday Regional Council under the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Reef Islands Initiative and the only one of its kind in the country. Their focus is to develop innovative, practical solutions to help the Whitsunday region manage the impacts of climate change, both present and future. In doing so, the Hub hopes to act as a think tank to gather and share knowledge with the community to build resilience in the region, and throughout Australia and across the globe. Renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, the Whitsunday’s boasts beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, swaying cane fields and earthy colours of the historic outback. The destination covers the four main townships of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine with a number of rural & coastal communities, and residential areas scattered in between. Fun Facts: + The Ngaro Aboriginal people likely lived in the Whitsunday Islands as many as 8,000 years ago. + The Great Barrier Reef stretches for over 2,600 km, is comprised of more than 2,900 individual reefs, and can be seen from outer space + Whitehaven Beach is consistently rated as Australia’s #1 beach and as the 5th best in the world. + The Whitsundays is home to over 75 species of animal/plant that are endemic to Queensland. + The Whitsundays usually experiences a wet hot summer and a dry mild winter. Daytime and night-time temperatures typically only vary 5-10 degrees Celsius! + 40% of all reef visitation comes through the Whitsundays - the “Heart of the Reef”. Lee Hawkins, Project Officer for the Healthy Heart program in the Whitsundays Climate Change Innovation Hub, said that partnering with EarthCheck was an exciting opportunity for the Whitsundays Region. She said, “This is a collaborative four-year project, focussing on marine tourism operators in the first year with plans to expand further in following years.” “We will be working with EarthCheck and other world-leading destinations to share ideas and learn how we can more effectively address key destination challenges associated with development, planning and marketing.” Stewart Moore, Founder and CEO of EarthCheck said great destinations are built on a strong vision and an ability to harness the collective passion of local industry and community. “EarthCheck has been working with businesses, communities and governments across the globe for the past 30 years to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and health destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play.” “Leading destinations do not happen without commitment and engagement at all levels – from government and industry to local partners and communities.” The program provides the Whitsunday’s with access to a wide range of destination and planning resources which includes access to a rapid destination appraisal, destination certification for 3 years, business toolkits for tourism operators and a tourism carbon footprint tool.    EarthCheck is supported by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism (AICST), the not-for-profit EarthCheck Research Institute and is aligned with the aims of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Reef Islands Initiative is a Great Barrier Reef Foundation program, supported by funding from Lendlease, the Australian Government’s Reef Trust, the Queensland Government and the Fitzgerald Family Foundation. Gartner Predicts By 2025 Cyber Attackers Will Have Weaponised Operational Technology Environments to Successfully Harm or Kill Humans 2021-07-21T04:38:11Z gartner-predicts-by-2025-cyber-attackers-will-have-weaponised-operational-technology-environments-to-successfully-harm-or-kill-humans Sydney, 21 July 2021 — By 2025, cyber attackers will have weaponised operational technology (OT) environments to successfully harm or kill humans, according to Gartner, Inc. “In operational environments, security and risk management leaders should be more concerned about real world hazards to humans and the environment, rather than information theft,” said Wam Voster, senior research director at Gartner. “Inquiries with Gartner clients reveal that organisations in asset-intensive industries like manufacturing, resources and utilities struggle to define appropriate control frameworks.” According to Gartner, security incidents in OT and other cyber-physical systems (CPS) have three main motivations: actual harm, commercial vandalism (reduced output) and reputational vandalism (making a manufacturer untrusted or unreliable). Gartner predicts that the financial impact of CPS attacks resulting in fatal casualties will reach over $50 billion by 2023. Even without taking the value of human life into account, the costs for organisations in terms of compensation, litigation, insurance, regulatory fines and reputation loss will be significant. Gartner also predicts that most CEOs will be personally liable for such incidents. 10 Security Controls for Operational Technology Gartner recommends that organisations adopt a framework of 10 security controls to improve security posture across their facilities and prevent incidents in the digital world from having an adverse effect in the physical world. 1. Define roles and responsibilities Appoint an OT security manager for each facility, who is responsible for assigning and documenting roles and responsibilities related to security for all workers, senior managers and any third parties. 2. Ensure appropriate training and awareness All OT staff must have the required skills for their roles. Employees at each facility must be trained to recognise security risks, the most common attack vectors and what to do in case of a security incident. 3. Implement and test incident response Ensure each facility implements and maintains an OT specific security incident management process that includes four phases: preparation; detection and analysis; containment, eradication and recovery; and post-incident activity. 4. Backup, restore and disaster recovery Ensure proper backup, restore and disaster recovery procedures are in place. To limit the impact of physical events such as a fire, do not store backup media in the same location as the backed up system. The backup media must also be protected from unauthorised disclosure or misuse. To cope with high severity incidents, it must be possible to restore the backup on a new system or virtual machine. 5. Manage portable media Create a policy to ensure all portable data storage media such as USB sticks and portable computers are scanned, regardless whether a device belongs to an internal employee or external parties such as subcontractors or equipment manufacturer representatives. Only media found to be free from malicious code or software can be connected to the OT. 6. Have an up-to-date asset inventory The security manager must keep a continuously updated inventory of all OT equipment and software. 7. Establish proper network segregation OT networks must be physically or/and logically separated from any other network both internally and externally. All network traffic between an OT and any other part of the network must go through a secure gateway solution like a demilitarised zone (DMZ). Interactive sessions to OT must use multi-factor authentication to authenticate at the gateway. 8. Collect logs and implement real-time detection Appropriate policies or procedures must be in place for automated logging and reviewing of potential and actual security events. These should include clear retention times for the security logs to be retained and protection against tampering or unwanted modification. 9. Implement a secure configuration process Secure configurations must be developed, standardised and deployed for all applicable systems like endpoints, servers, network devices and field devices. Endpoint security software like anti-malware must be installed and enabled on all components in the OT environment that support it. 10. Formal patching process Implement a process to have patches qualified by the equipment manufacturers before deploying. Once qualified, the patches can only be deployed on appropriate systems with a pre-specified frequency.  Gartner clients can read more in the report “Reduce Risk to Human Life by Implementing this OT Security Control Framework.” About the Gartner Information Technology Practice The Gartner IT practice provides CIOs and IT leaders with the insights and tools to drive the organisation through digital transformation to lead business growth. Additional information is available at Follow news and updates from the Gartner IT practice on Twitter and LinkedIn using #GartnerIT. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 14,000 enterprises in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organisation size.  To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit Wipro to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Cloud Transformation Capability, Launches Wipro FullStride Cloud Services 2021-07-20T12:32:21Z wipro-to-invest-1-billion-to-expand-cloud-transformation-capability-launches-wipro-fullstride-cloud-services-1 New York, USA and Bangalore, India – July 20, 2021: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services and its commitment to invest $1 billion in cloud technologies, capabilities, acquisitions and partnerships over the next three years. As the cloud opportunity accelerates, Wipro FullStride Cloud Services brings together the full portfolio of Wipro’s cloud-related capabilities, offerings and talent to better orchestrate the cloud journey for clients.  This commitment builds on Wipro’s existing and extensive cloud business with clients and significantly expands the investment with its partners and hyperscalers, creating industry solutions that accelerate results for mutual clients.   Wipro has seen consistent growth in its cloud business and today employs over 79,000 cloud professionals and more than 10,000 people certified by the leading cloud service providers. Over the past 12 months, Wipro has announced significant cloud-related wins with Telefónica Germany / O2, Verifone, and E.ON in addition to METRO AG, one of the largest deals in Wipro’s history.   “Today, cloud adoption is at the core of any IT transformation initiative, and our clients have been turning to Wipro for help with this. With our $1 billion investment in cloud capabilities, and the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, we are in a far stronger position to simplify, orchestrate and accelerate the cloud journey for our clients,” said Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited.   Wipro FullStride Cloud Services will work with clients to better align business and IT with the cloud imperative, create significant business value and increase competitive differentiation. It will also improve their business agility, embed resilience and significantly optimize their technology investments in favor of change and innovation. Wipro FullStride Cloud Services puts client and business needs first while orchestrating simplicity in an otherwise complex ecosystem.   “Cloud adoption and innovation are an essential part of our IT strategy. For a company like METRO that operates in 25 countries, quickly migrating to the cloud enables decentralization, agility, speed and flexibility in engineering and development. We are delighted to have a multi-year strategic partner and leader like Wipro to support our cloud strategy and simplify a complex, technology ecosystem for our success and growth,” said Timo Salzsieder, CIO, METRO AG.     “With the introduction of the Chief Growth Office, we are renewing our focus on our global partnership ecosystem, amplifying and simplifying how we go to market together to orchestrate cloud transformation for our clients.  We will announce a new leader for this group very soon.” said Stephanie Trautman, Chief Growth Officer, Wipro Limited. Wipro FullStride Cloud Services is a collaboration between Wipro’s Chief Growth Office and existing Global Business Lines to create an integrated and comprehensive cloud transformation capability for customers, partners and cloud experts. With the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, Wipro is set to make cloud innovation and progress thrive, fueled by passion, collaboration, and boldness for clients. For more information, visit About Wipro Limited Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 200,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.  Wipro Media Contact: Purnima Burman Wipro Limited     Forward-Looking Statements The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Wipro’s beliefs regarding future events, many of which are by their nature, inherently uncertain and outside Wipro’s control. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Wipro’s growth prospects, its future financial operating results, and its plans, expectations and intentions. Wipro cautions readers that the forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, complete proposed corporate actions, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of  the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. The conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could decrease technology spending, adversely affect demand for our products, affect the rate of customer spending and could adversely affect our customers’ ability or willingness to purchase our offerings, delay prospective customers’ purchasing decisions, adversely impact our ability to provide on-site consulting services and our inability to deliver our customers or delay the provisioning of our offerings, all of which could adversely affect our future sales, operating results and overall financial performance. Our operations may also be negatively affected by a range of external factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are not within our control. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports on Form 20-F. These filings are available at We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf. Zella DC secures AMGC grant 2021-07-20T07:06:04Z zella-dc-secures-amgc-grant We are excited to announce that Zella DC, a global leading Australian-based Micro Data Centre specialist in R&D, manufacturing and distribution, has secured a grant from the AMGC Commercialisation Fund.The focus of these funds will be on developing the next generation Micro Data Centre, a game-changer in design, scalability and energy efficiency, using new lightweight materials suitable for advanced manufacturing. This new state-of-the-art micro Data Centre project has attracted a commitment of $813,100 with $406,550 in grant funding."As a market leader in micro data centres, we have now embarked on an exciting development which will offer unprecedented flexibility and enable Australian industry to fully capitalise on the benefits of emerging technology which needs to be deployed in industrial and remote locations", said Angie Keeler, Zella DC Co-founder and CEO."We've been developing and improving our products for over ten years; this grant will help us move up to the next level of our research and development. We will use the funds to work on a new and exciting project that will help companies accelerate the implementation of their edge strategy within any indoor or outdoor environment", said Clinton Keeler, Co-founder and CTO. Zella DC is a leading player in the fast-growing Micro Data Centre market. This growth is fuelled by technology like 5G, IoT, AI and Big Data, and the need to implement a solid edge infrastructure strategy. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation established through the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative. AMGC’s vision is to transform Australian manufacturing to become an internationally competitive, dynamic and thriving industry with advanced capabilities and skills at its core.   View AMGC press release here.View our Media Kit here. View image of Angie and Clinton Keeler here.    Lorenza MinghettiCommunications ManagerZella DC m: 0416 400 811e: Canon Medical announces strategic changes to reinforce global HIT division 2021-07-20T04:51:37Z canon-medical-announces-strategic-changes-to-reinforce-global-hit-division Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture Japan – July 20, 2021 – Canon Medical Systems Corporation has today announced a major operational plan to strengthen its healthcare information technology (HIT) division.   The HIT division will broaden its capabilities and leverage Canon Medical’s global infrastructure to accelerate the delivery of a full range of Enterprise, AI, and Collaborative imaging solutions. As part of the development, Vital Images, Inc. will adopt the Canon Medical brand to support a more unified business approach.   The entire reform, which is expected to take time to complete, will further solidify the company’s goal of strengthening HIT as a key growth pillar – enabling customers to access the full range of solutions they can use to help improve patient outcomes and decrease turnaround time in a value-based healthcare system.   “This development represents a bold new future for our company, our partners and our customers,” says Toshio Takiguchi, CEO and President of Canon Medical. “Enhancing our HIT solution and service provision is the natural next step in a world that demands accurate and immediate results across the entire hospital enterprise.”   Jim Litterer, President and CEO of Vital Images, Inc. says of the reform: “Canon Medical has a well-established reputation for delivering leading solutions that support the end-to-end needs of the evolving healthcare systems. I am confident that customers around the globe can look forward to enhanced service delivery, uncompromised quality, and an innovative approach to healthcare – which is why I am excited to strengthen the HIT division under the entity name Canon Medical Informatics, Inc., leveraging the global reach of Canon Medical”.  The formal name change will be completed effective Oct. 1, 2021.   About Canon Medical Systems CorporationCanon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features. At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners - our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website:   LYDIA LASSILA FLIES HIGH IN BUSINESS, SOARING INTO CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED FOR BODYICE AND ZONE BY LYDIA 2021-07-19T07:31:14Z lydia-lassila-flies-high-in-business-soaring-into-climate-neutral-certified-for-bodyice-and-zone-by-lydia AUSTRALIA (July 20, 2021) Australian Olympic champion and gold medalist Lydia Lassila and her brands; BodyICE and Zone by Lydia, are now one of 300+ companies worldwide committed to leading the way to sustainable business practice by walking the walk and becoming Climate Neutral Certified. The BodyICE and ZONE teams, led by Lassila, proactively spent recent months completing the steps required to be certified as a Climate Neutral brand. “Like so many other brands and businesses, we care about the health of our people and planet and we feel that 2050 isn’t soon enough to slash carbon emissions”. Lydia said. “With the help of Climate Neutral, we conducted an audit to measure the carbon emissions across all brands from our operations arm to our administrative setup to ensure accountability. We then offset our carbon impact by investing in nature-based climate change initiatives like reforestation and soil regeneration and have implemented an action plan to further reduce emissions moving forward”.  BodyICE and Zone by Lydia brands produce effective, reusable ice and heat packs for injury recovery and management along with sustainable yoga equipment, essential oils and hemp clothing. All products are designed in plastic-free and minimal packaging. “Every company should take responsibility for their carbon emissions.” the five-time Olympian turned entrepreneur went on to say. “Greenwashing is rife, but individuals can also do their part to encourage change by looking for the Climate Neutral Certified label when shopping to support the companies that are taking immediate action on climate change. Consumers have the right to demand their favourite brands and companies go carbon neutral”  “BodyICE, ZONE by Lydia and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions,” says Climate Neutral CEO, Austin Whitman. “Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It’s a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action.”  Climate Neutral’s certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality, and offsetting. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas emissions for the prior calendar year. Then a brand must buy verified carbon credits to offset its entire footprint. This directs investment into critical carbon sequestration projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and carbon capture technologies. Finally, brands commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions within a 12-24 month timeline, reporting progress on those plans annually. All of the brand’s data is publicly available on Climate Neutral’s website. The process is repeated annually when companies must recertify.  Companies wanting to learn more about what it takes to be recognised as a Climate Neutral certified business are encouraged to visit Climate Neutral and join ZONE by Lydia, BodyICE and the many others in business working together to decarbonize commercial operations and fight climate change. End ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions. The label, Climate Neutral Certified, is the universal standard in carbon neutrality. It is earned by brands who measure, offset, and reduce their entire carbon footprint, making it easy for consumers to shop with concern for the global climate. To learn more, visit  About Zone by Lydia and BodyICE Through training, preparation and injury during her professional athletic career, five-time Winter Olympian and gold medalist Lydia Lassila, OAM, founded both her businesses from personal experiences and hardships. Building both her brands from the ground up she’s always stood by her mission is to help others #LiveBetter through environmentally conscious products designed to aid in recovery,  training, lifestyle, performance and comfort. BodyICE was inspired by Lydia after she found herself frustrated during rehabilitation and recovering from surgery with the inefficiency of the existing cold therapy products available.Taking matters into her own hands, Lydia designed BodyICE Recovery; a unique design and range of no-fuss ice and compression packs that comfortably secure around injured joints and body parts. The compression packs can also be filled with hot tap water for soothing heat therapy. BodyICE Kids includes non-toxic gel beads, also ideal for tactile play, with straps to keep them in place. BodyICE Women is a premium maternity line with breast and perineum care to provide calming relief during recovery after surgery, pre and post childbirth and throughout breastfeeding. All BodyICE products are reusable and designed for hot or cold therapy. ZONE by Lydia is an eco-conscious yoga product range with a drive and purpose to help people live better physically, mentally and emotionally. The range of products are made from sustainable materials like cork and hemp, and the brand's stance is to promote a sustainable life and achieve personal wellness without harming the environment - “Practice that is good for you and great for the earth.” BodyICE and ZONE by Lydia are Australian companies that provide domestic and international shipping. Read the company announcement in full of their Climate Neutral certification here and head to their websites and for more information. Press contact: Miranda Boreham +61 418 542 255 Climate Neutral Contact: Torie Dye, 614.315.2042 Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 4.6% in Second Quarter of 2021 2021-07-19T01:29:25Z gartner-says-worldwide-pc-shipments-grew-4-6-in-second-quarter-of-2021 STAMFORD, Conn., July 12, 2021 — Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 4.6% from the second quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. While PC demand remained above pre-pandemic levels, this was a marked deceleration in growth compared to the record year over year growth of 35.7% in the first quarter of 2021, due in part to the impact of ongoing component shortages. “The global semiconductor shortage and subsequent component supply constraints have extended lead time for some enterprise mobile PC models to as long as 120 days,” said Mikako Kitagawa, research director at Gartner. “This has led to prices increasing in the bill of materials, which vendors have passed on to end users. Moving forward, rising prices could continue to slow PC demand through the next 6 to 12 months.” While Gartner does not include Chromebooks in its traditional PC market results, Chromebook shipments were once again strong in the second quarter of 2021. The total combined worldwide PC/Chromebook market grew over 10% year over year. The top three vendors in the worldwide PC market remained unchanged year over year, with Lenovo maintaining the No. 1 spot in shipments (see Table 1). Table 1. Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q21 (Thousands of Units) Company 2Q21 Shipments 2Q21 Market Share (%) 2Q20 Shipments 2Q20 Market Share (%) 2Q21-2Q20 Growth (%) Lenovo             17,278 24.1             16,681 24.4 3.6 HP Inc. 14,301 20.0             16,117 23.5 -11.3 Dell 12,256 17.1             10,717 15.6 14.4 Apple             6,086 8.5             5,086 7.4 19.7 Acer Group             4,375 6.1             4,042 5.9 8.3 ASUS             4,267 6.0             3,677 5.4 16.0 Others 13,065 18.2             12,168 17.8 7.4 Total             71,628 100.0             68,488 100.0 4.6 Source: Gartner (July 2021). Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Numbers may not add up to totals shown due to rounding. Lenovo recorded its fifth straight quarter of year over year growth, although its 3.6% growth trailed that of the overall PC market. Lenovo’s consistent growth can be attributed in part to its in-house manufacturing operation, which enables Lenovo to be in better control of component shortages, in contrast to its competitors that rely primarily on outsourcing. After a major rebound in shipments last quarter, HP’s worldwide PC shipments declined 11.3% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago. Supply constraints on enterprise notebook PCs, as well as shipment declines in North America and EMEA, contributed to this drop. Dell achieved its third consecutive quarter of year over year growth this period, with deskbased PCs seeing particularly strong growth of over 40% compared to a year ago. In contrast, Dell saw only single-digit growth among mobile PC shipments, tied to long delivery times due to component shortages. The next three vendors — Apple, Acer and ASUS — grew faster than the market, owing to improved availability of consumer PCs. The consumer PC market was less impacted by shortages than the enterprise market, as vendors can be more flexible in the system design of consumer models, enabling workarounds for certain supply constraints. Regional Overview After three consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, the U.S. PC market declined 3.7% in the second quarter of 2021. This decline was primarily due to the component shortages, which heavily impacted the enterprise mobile PC market. Mobile PC shipments in the U.S. decreased for the first time in four quarters, dropping 9.5% year over year. After a year of extremely strong PC demand, the EMEA PC market was in a transition phase during the second quarter of 2021, with total EMEA PC shipments declining 1.9% year over year. “This past quarter saw the market readjusting to new norms in shipments, inventory and demand after an unprecedented peak in 2020,” said Kitagawa. The demand for PCs from both consumer and business markets remained strong in Asia Pacific, resulting in 16.5% year over year growth. Echoing global trends, desktop PCs saw stronger growth than mobile PCs in the Asia Pacific region. Notably, the Japanese PC market had a significant decline this quarter of 22.4%. The government-led education device initiative (Global Innovation Gateway for All, or GIGA), which was a major growth driver in the Japanese PC market in the past 12 months, completed its first phase by 1Q21. These results are preliminary. Final statistics will be available soon to clients of Gartner’s PC Quarterly Statistics Worldwide by Region program. This program offers a comprehensive and timely picture of the worldwide PC market, allowing product planning, distribution, marketing and sales organisations to keep abreast of key issues and their future implications around the globe. About Gartner for High Tech Gartner for High Tech equips tech leaders and their teams with role-based best practices, industry insights and strategic views into emerging trends and market changes to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Additional information is available at Follow news and updates from Gartner for High Tech on Twitter and LinkedIn using #GartnerHT. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. 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To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit ATEN Cooperates with Olympus to Enhance Videoscope Efficiency 2021-07-15T08:20:40Z aten-cooperates-with-olympus-to-enhance-videoscope-efficiency For high res images please click here July 15, 2021 - Sydney, Australia: ATEN ANZ the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, announced its cooperation with Olympus Corporation, a renowned Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography equipment established in 1919. This cooperation integrates products from both parties to increase videoscope functionality for higher flexibility and safer, more efficient operations. Olympus recently developed the IPLEX™ GAir videoscope for use in pipe inspection applications in industrial locations such as petroleum and power plants. Since there are only a limited number of engineers who can inspect these infrastructure facilities, Olympus needed a reliable method for inspecting remotely. Combining the Red Dot Design Award Winning VE8950 4K HDMI over IP Extender with the IPLEX GAir videoscope allows the latter to be remotely operated and transmit video up to 4K with very little delay or degradation up to 100 meters. “Our VE8950 can be easily installed without complicated IP setup, even for those with little IT training, therefore reducing the hurdles for on-site installation. What’s more, ATEN’s worldwide operations and domestic support ensure that support can be provided as timely as possible, so that’s why this is the most suitable match for the IPLEX GAir videoscope,” said Tim Hill, ATEN ANZ’s Managing Director. The VE8950 provides long-range over-IP video transmission to send images from the industrial videoscope to remote operators.   Key features of the VE8950 4K HDMI over IP Extender includes: Delivers visually lossless high-quality video up to 4K@30Hz 4:4:4 Effortless switching via top panel pushbuttons Supports USB 2.0 to allow for connection of USB peripheral devices EDID Expert™ applies appropriate EDID mode for smooth video display Offers multi-functionality in extender, splitter, matrix switch, video wall, and daisy chain applications About ATENATEN, established in 1979, is specialized in connectivity and management solutions in accessing and sharing technologies. ATEN consolidates all of its products and services under one brand – ATEN, in order to provide an efficient and consistent service standard. The ATEN brand consists of innovative solutions applied to connectivity, professional audio/video, and green energy, for consumers, small/home offices (SOHO), small to medium sized businesses (SMB), and enterprise customers. ATEN specializes in connectivity and management solutions. We distribute our products through a global sales network to meet a broad range of customer needs. ATEN delivers and we care about our customers. We are committed to the best customer support in the industry. Virsec Secures US$100 Million “Show of Force” Investment as it Redefines How Software is Secured 2021-07-15T01:58:52Z virsec-secures-us-100-million-show-of-force-investment-as-it-redefines-how-software-is-secured SYDNEY, July 15, 2021 — Virsec, the first cybersecurity company to fully protect software as it is executing, today announced a US$100 million Series C investment from an unmatched community of industry players and company builders. The completion of the round brings total funding in the company to US$137 million. With focus and urgency from the White House as well as private sector leaders to aggressively expand cybersecurity advancement and collaboration for the purposes of national and economic defence, Virsec has assembled a pool of expertise and resources to greatly expand its team, and power an acceleration of its groundbreaking innovations. Virsec Security Platform (VSP) stops sophisticated attacks at the first point of insurgence, so an adversary does not have the dwell time in software to orchestrate and execute their malicious plans. VSP is the only solution that can truly eradicate threats to the software workload at runtime, in real-time, while reducing the cost of security operations. “The world runs on software, and with the onslaught of damaging attacks to it, the world is also in a cyber crisis. That is why Virsec developed an unprecedented, radical, and multi-patented approach to fully protect software while it is executing, regardless of its environment,” said Dave Furneaux, Chief Executive Officer of Virsec. “We are able to provide our customers a ‘golden image’ of their software, bugs and all, and therefore we instantaneously detect and stop attacks before they happen. This is the type of game-changing technology that the market immediately needs. We are extraordinarily grateful for the community of investors, advisors, and security practitioners that have assembled around the company to help us achieve our mission.” Virsec’s Series C investors range from the former Chairman and CEO of Cisco, John Chambers, to the former Chairman and CEO of EMC, Mike Ruettgers, to a number of former high-ranking government and intelligence officials. Led by BlueIO, the round also includes Allen & Company LLC, Arena Holdings, Intuitive Venture Partners, JC2 Ventures, Artiman Ventures, Quantum Valley Investments, and Marker Hill Capital. With more than 50 patents, Virsec provides the first and only application-aware workload protection platform that incorporates System Integrity Assurance, Application Control and Memory Protection into a single solution. Virsec delivers in-depth visibility across the entire workload and detects, and blocks known and unknown threats that remain concealed by heuristic and endpoint security solutions. The Virsec solution maps the expected performance of each application on a workload and protects the memory those applications use to execute. Virsec ensures that the components of those applications are correct and unmodified before they are allowed to execute, and any deviation from the norm is treated as a threat. Additional Quotes “Clearly, cyber security products are not working well enough. Judging by the response from leading edge enterprises, Virsec is a game-changing business with a completely differentiated protection first approach to solving the cybersecurity crisis. Virsec stands alone amidst a sea of similar security companies.” – Mike Ruettgers, Former CEO & Chairman of EMC “Traditional and legacy security solutions ​are simply not enough to protect organisations from the extremely advanced attacks we are seeing today. This is why I decided to invest in Virsec.​ We are at an inflection ​point in cybersecurity and ​Virsec does what is needed: ​fully protect application workloads at runtime before an attacker can even make a move.” – John Chambers, CEO of JC2 Ventures, Former CEO & Chairman of Cisco. “The future of cybersecurity resilience for all enterprises includes fully protecting software. Virsec has the capability to fully protect software in the workload in an automated and enterprise-friendly way. Their runtime, high-performance protection technology is well thought-out from a deployment and operational perspective. Virsec is leading this emerging workload protection market with technology to alert and fully protect software in real time.” – Jim Routh, Former CISO of MassMutual, AETNA, & J.P. Morgan. -Ends- About Virsec Virsec is the world’s leading provider of application-aware workload cyber protection. Virsec's unique technology defends against the widest range of attacks, both known and unknown, with no signature or prior knowledge required. The solution secures any and all critical business applications, from legacy to COTS to custom, in any environment. Virsec is led by industry veterans with extensive leadership experience at multiple leading cybersecurity and technology companies and a long list of high-growth startups. More information is available at  Media Contact: Celia De Mattia Primary Communication +61 411 780 324