The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-14T00:54:38Z NO MORE TEARS WITH JABS 2021-04-14T00:54:38Z no-more-tears-with-jabs Media release - for immediate release   NO MORE TEARS WITH JABS Simple plastic device to block needle sensation lands in Australia – for use at home or at the doctor   Sydney, 13 April 21 ·      A chemical-free, non-invasive solution reduces or removes the feeling of the needle poke ·      Works in 93.2% of users[1] ·      Perfect for kids & adults with needle fear, or regular injection-receivers ·      Can be easily used at home for insulin or other self-administered shots ·      Can be used by nurses and GPs for vaccinations or allergy shots Most of us are glad that COVID vaccinations are getting close, but many Aussies are secretly dreading going to the doctor for their next injection. Now, a simple device used in the US and UK is available to reduce the sensation of the needle without any toxins or extra steps – some people feel nothing at all when using it. Needle stick fear As many as one in ten people has needle phobia, and one in five of those avoids medical treatment and can miss out on urgent care. Many of us put off going to the doctor because of it, and have to suffer anxiously in the lead up – or we put off taking kids because we want to delay the tears. Some people’s fear is so extreme is has led to death instead of treatment. It has been a problem since needles were invented, and we still don’t know why. But for many, needle phobia starts in childhood – often in relation to a medical experience that makes us link healthcare with pain or fear. It can be a serious problem that causes great anxiety and delays or disrupts proper medical care. Parents go out of their way to try to prevent their children associating the doctor with pain and fear, even if they do themselves. People try different methods to alleviate the phobia – including hypnosis, or requesting numbing sprays and creams before a jab. For young children especially, it is difficult to explain the unusual feeling of a needle prick, although people try with some success to bribe or reward them with treats, distract them with iPads, or play down the pain. Designed by a paediatrician to block pain If you dread getting pricked, or you have children that do, you know that ‘just getting over it’ isn’t an option. But now there is a tiny object that can safely and non-invasively prevent the pain, with no chemicals or drugs, smells, skin damage, or side effects. It’s so simple, it’s hard to believe on sight – but studies have shown that 93.2% of people experience mild or no pain when using it. ShotBlocker® has been used with great success in the US and Europe, and is now available for the first time in Australia and New Zealand. Doctors and pharmacists recommend its use for those with a fear of needles. It can also be used early on children, so they don’t develop an association between needles and pain. For those living with diabetes or other conditions that necessitate regular injections, it is easy, safe and cheap to use at home. It is reusable (on the same patient) and small enough to put in a purse or pocket. ShotBlocker® works in a unique way, using ‘gate control’ pain management. It is a plastic disc with a gap for the needle. Small blunt bumps are pressed against the skin, distracting the body by saturating the sensory nerves so that pain impulses aren’t sent up the spinal cord to the brain. Doctors in the US, where the device has been used for some time, report patients and parents asking for the ShotBlocker® by name because of positive prior experiences. It can be used for all injections under the skin or into muscle almost everywhere on the body – including vaccinations and minor injections such as allergy shots or insulin. Ask for it at your next shot ShotBlocker® is produced by Bionix Medical Technologies and will be exclusively distributed in Australia and New Zealand by ECOMED, one of Australia’s most trusted medical equipment distributors. It is available now at Pharmacy Online and in store at selected pharmacies – ask your pharmacist or doctor about it at your next visit. – End –     For media enquiries, please contact: Gigi Shaw E:  giginatashashaw@gmail.com   For purchasing enquiries, please contact: Lauren Callaghan ECOMED Customer Care T: 1800 67 5432 E: sales@ecomed.com.au    About ECOMED Established in 1995, Ecomed is an Australian owned distributor of Medical Equipment & Consumables that has provided Australia and New Zealand healthcare markets with high quality products for a quarter century. Ecomed’s highly qualified, specialist staff are a dedicated team of professional healthcare Product Specialists, Product Managers & Clinical Educators that provide best in field before and after sales support. Global manufacturers partner with Ecomed because we understand their products; know their customers; and are passionate about providing the best products to the ANZ market and its patients. Ecomed distributes diagnostic, emergency care, infant care, monitoring, cryotherapy, respiratory, and general medical care equipment and supplies. For more information, visit ecomed.com.au.   About ShotBlocker® Invented by James Huttner, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician and co-founder of Bionix Medical Technologies, a Toledo, Ohio based medical device company., US Patent # 6,902,554. The effectiveness of the ShotBlocker® has been clinically tested and supported through four independent studies. The medical facilities involved with these studies include: Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey‐ Robert Wood Medical School;  Department of Emergency Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children ‐  Drexel University College of Medicine; Department of Pediatrics, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines; Family Physicians Association of Flower Hospital, Toledo, Ohio; Maumee Pediatrics Associates, Maumee, Ohio.   [1] A study on the Efficacy of ShotBlocker® found that 93.2% of those with ShotBlocker experienced mild to no pain compared to 51.7% of those without ShotBlocker®. SYSPRO rebrands as it commits to securing a digital future for global manufactures and distributors 2021-04-12T23:36:24Z syspro-rebrands-as-it-commits-to-securing-a-digital-future-for-global-manufactures-and-distributors Melbourne, 13 April 2021 - SYSPRO, an industry-built ERP software solution designed to make things possible in key manufacturing and distribution industries, has unveiled its re-energised brand, visual identity and positioning to the market. The new brand tagline and positioning signifies SYSPRO’s evolving offering to the market and how the business continues to be committed to guide customers to secure a digital future.  Over the past year, manufacturers and distributors have had to contend with global vulnerabilities and disruptive forces. Many have now shown a sense of urgency in accelerating their digital transformation journeys for long-term resiliency. The industry has realised that digital transformation is now indispensable in translating efficiency and productivity gains back into the business. With industry needs top of mind, SYSPRO redefined its message to resonate with customers as they take their next step – whether it is expanding into new territories, adding new product lines, transforming business processes, or driving innovation.   According to Sandra Fraga, SYSPRO Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, “Our customers are looking for trusted advisors and industry specialists that understand their need to deliver value, drive operational efficiencies, control costs and drive bottom line results. As a pledge of commitment to help manufacturers to remain resilient, we have changed our tagline to ‘Say Yes to Next.’  Underpinned by purpose, this tagline will be embodied within every customer interaction as we lead them through significant growth. We believe this will really resonate with our customers as they say yes – to the next idea, the next opportunity, the next possibility, and to achieve more.”  The rebrand also talks to SYSPRO’s adaptability to align with industry trends and leverage emerging technologies that will enable partners and customers to have a competitive advantage. Built from experience and made for manufacturers, SYSPRO Cloud ERP has been developed with this in mind.  “In today’s environment, businesses need to evolve faster, expand quicker, collaborate across the business and serve customers better by delivering tangible business value. While manufacturers have realised that they need to review their current technology solutions to meet the challenges of the future head-on, the key to success in this new digital era is selecting an ERP platform with cloud capabilities to embrace innovation to transform their business for enhanced growth and long-term sustainability,” notes Fraga.   With a new look and feel, SYSPRO’s primary focus will remain on ensuring the delivery of a high-quality ERP solution and experience to the market.  “As industries continue to navigate through uncharted territory, we have an opportunity to reset and transform their businesses for future growth and digital innovation. As trusted advisors, we look at delivering next generation technologies built for the industries and sectors we serve. We understand that industry leaders don’t wait, they build the next,” concludes Fraga.  For more on SYSPRO Cloud ERP, visit:  https://www.syspro.com/product/business-digitization/cloud-erp/   What is white labelling? 2021-04-12T14:09:36Z what-is-white-labeling-wildjar-1 You may be unfamiliar with the term ‘white labelling’, but familiar with the concept. Many industries, from grocery retailers to IT services, use white labelling as a means of selling goods or services that are produced elsewhere under their own brand. The term was derived from the process of “whiting out” text on a piece of paper so that it can be re-written. An example of white labelling can be found at your local supermarket. Many of the products on shelf are manufactured at the same facility, but are sold under different brand names. Supermarket home brands are some of the most common - they pay for a product to be manufactured, but put their own label on it. Why? Aside from the obvious cost benefit, it is almost impossible for one entity to have the production capabilities for every single product it sells. Companies outsource their manufacturing to entities that do have the appropriate resources, saving them time and money and allowing them to focus on growing other areas of their business. The same concept applies to digital software. Developing your own company-branded software or portal requires extensive testing, funding and skills that many agencies simply don’t have. With so many solutions already available, it makes sense to take advantage of white labelling.  Benefits Of White Labelling Building Credibility Consistent branding is crucial, particularly when it comes to digital marketing. Agencies need to present a cohesive image to clients; and that’s where white labelling comes into play. Having your branding on reports and portals can strengthen your business’ credibility and improve brand awareness. More Services If your services are currently limited to in-house, purchasing third-party software can allow your business to expand its offerings. Think targeted campaigns, improved client data and seamless integrations. It’s all about investing in the right resources to ensure your business runs smoothly. Customer Loyalty Build customer loyalty by offering solutions they can access. Improve your client retention with a range of services, minimising their need to look elsewhere. Each time a customer accesses your services, they’ll be met with consistency - allowing them to return time and time again. Added Support In an ideal world, technology operates perfectly 100% of the time. Realistically, that’s not always the case. Purchasing white label software comes with the buffer of troubleshooting support from the developer, saving you the worry when something goes wrong. High Quality Companies that create software that is available for white labelling invest the time, energy and resources into developing high-quality solutions, so you don’t have to. White labelling is an industry in itself, with companies taking advantage of advances in technology to ensure their software is competitive. Ensure your clients have access to high-quality solutions by investing in white labelling.  Finding the right solution  At WildJar, we provide advanced software solutions that are easy to use, so you can focus more on building your business. With seamless integration available to collate your existing resources, it’s simpler to generate, track and implement strategies to keep your business ticking. Our call tracking platform was built with Agencies in mind. All of our Agency plans come with a whitelabel solution, using your own branded URL, logos and colour scheme to fit your brand. Our channel partner program is the easiest and quickest way to deliver a cutting edge call tracking solution to your clients, whilst generating an additional revenue stream for your business. Book a demo today and find out why more businesses worldwide are turning to WildJar for their business solutions. Australian parking tech developer wins partnership to launch integrated cloud-based parking solution 2021-04-08T03:38:08Z australian-parking-tech-developer-wins-partnership-to-launch-integrated-cloud-based-parking-solution MEDIA RELEASE - Sydney, New South Wales, 8 April 2020 - Mosman Council has further cemented its position as an early adopter of technology by introducing the award-winning CellOPark parking payment app to its suite of cloud-based, contactless and paperless parking solutions for residents. CellOPark, from Australian technology company Smarter City Solutions, will work in conjunction with the current parking payment methods, as a part of the councils endeavour to embrace new technology and implement innovative parking solutions to enhance the customer experience. Mosman Council are considered industry leaders for their adoption of new parking technology and were the first Australian local council to transition completely to virtual parking permits after launching Smarter City Solutions’s vPermit in 2019, which won an award for ‘Excellence in Technology and Innovation’ at the Parking Industry Awards in the same year.   vPermit was delivered to over 10,000 Mosman residents and has reduced customer service hours by allowing residents to register for a parking permit online through the vPermit portal.    The CellOPark system will also automatically give eligible Mosman residents using vPermit a ‘free’ three-hour period to park in areas such as The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville Reserve and also near Taronga Zoo. A first of its kind, this integration will automatically discount fares for residents using a car registered with vPermit by using License Plate Recognition(LPR) technology.   Alongside the CellOPark and vPermit technology, the council has also implemented in-ground, real-time sensors on key streets and car parks, and developed their own app to help motorists find available parking in popular areas. With the data collected from the various smart parking technologies the council can now make informed decisions about their planning and development instead of relying on anecdotal evidence.   Speaking of the project Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson said the pay-by-app service would further enhance the driving and parking experience in Mosman.   "The app is the latest in a suite of innovative solutions implemented by Mosman Council to ensure Mosman continues to develop along a smart city pathway.   "Local users will benefit from the Mosman-specific information, which accounts for vPermit holders' free parking periods, contributing to a tailored parking experience.   Ori Almong, Managing Director of Smarter City Solutions, said that given our current Covid-conscious climate the move to contactless technology has accelerated the need for innovative parking solutions such as CellOPark and vPermit. “We are pleased to team up with Mosman Council for the second time to create a parking management solution which suits the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the council while still offering incredible data for future council planning. “Now via the CellOPark app and mobile site , visitors and residents of Mosman will be given more flexibility and options for payment when looking to park in the council area and with our premium reminder service, they will never risk a fine again. “CellOPark’s technology simplifies the entire parking process for visitors, residents and the council. Motorists can start a session in the zone they parked in, with zone selection made easy through GPS integration and QR codes on signs, and because transactions  are linked to license plates there is no need to hold on to printed tickets or display them on dashboards.” Smarter City Solutions has built a strong reputation in deploying integrated, cloud-based parking solutions that enable municipalities and campuses to deliver a better experience to their staff and stakeholders. They have a suite of products including vCompliance, an infringement management system that can be tailored to the needs and integrated with legacy systems. END Smarter City Solutions Bio Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders.  About Mosman Council Mosman Council is recognised as an industry leader for its use of the latest technology to manage public parking efficiently. Council has embraced new technology in its parking strategy by using innovative solutions to manage its public parking space, introducing in-ground sensors to improve the utilisation of its limited parking supply and moving to all-digital parking permits through its award-winning vPermit system. Council’s parking sensors, digital permits and customer parking apps enhance the ability to use information collection and communication technologies to further improve or expand services. Brisbane City moves to cashless parking 2021-04-08T03:33:39Z brisbane-city-moves-to-cashless-parking MEDIA STATEMENT - Sydney, New South Wales, Wednesday 10 February - Brisbane City Council announced the end to cash payments at 960 parking meters which operate 7500 parking spaces around Auchenflower, Buranda, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Milton, Newstead, South Brisbane, West End and Woolloongabba. Brisbane City Council announced the decision to drop cash payments from parking meters at Tuesday’s full council meeting. From February 22, the only payments accepted at parking meters will be via credit card, smartphone or the CellOPark app. “I am advised that cash payments in Queensland dropped from 35 percent to 15 per cent across the board,” infrastructure committee chairman David McLachlan told the meeting. “This steep decline in cash use over recent months is clearly a direct response to the pandemic, and consumers are clearly showing trends to minimise contact with physical currency.” “What this proved to us is that so few people use coin payments, with motorists embracing technology to pay for parking,” Cr McLachlan said. “Using cashless payments only for parking is a sign of how we are working to quickly adapt to a new normal post-coronavirus. “Not only are cashless payments great from a hygiene purpose, they also significantly reduce maintenance costs for our meters by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which is a great outcome for ratepayers.” Speaking about the announcement Michael Doherty, Head of Business Development at Smarter City Solutions, says “It’s great to see Brisbane Council take an innovative approach to parking by ending cash payments at meters to keep up with our evolving digital society.” “In the midst of Covid we’ve seen retail and hospitality businesses switch to contactless payments for hygiene purposes and it’s natural that our parking should follow suit.” “Contactless parking payment solutions such as ours have been on the market for a while now, maturing to become sophisticated technology that meets the needs and expectations of motorists.” “Motorists in Brisbane have enjoyed the simplicity of Smarter City Solutions’s CellOPark app since 2016. They are able to choose parking zones using GPS or QR Codes, start and stop sessions at the push of a button and manage their payments all through their phone or mobile website.” “CellOPark also provides a pay-by-call solution for those who are unable to use the smart phone app. Motorists can call 0756 4652 22 and follow the prompts to start and stop their parking.” -ENDS- Michael Doherty Bio Michael Doherty has been at the forefront of parking technology for close to a decade, having worked with many of the businesses behind Australia’s leading parking and payment apps and cloud-based permit and compliance technologies. As Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, he oversees the sales and marketing of unique integrated parking solutions for local councils, universities, corporate clients all over Australia and beyond. Michael was the first employee at Smarter City Solutions when it launched as CellOPark in 2013. He returned to the company in 2020.  Multi-disciplined with a solid, 25-year strong track record in information technology, Michael embraces disruptive technology and looks forward to a future where parking permit stickers and coin-fed meters are a thing of the past. Smarter City Solutions Bio Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders. OneBlink appoints VP for North America 2021-04-07T23:51:54Z oneblink-appoints-vp-for-north-america Paul has an extraordinary record over 30 years of generating new accounts, exceeding sales targets and building enthusiastic customer relations. An experienced sales and business development executive, Paul has produced significant results for both large and small software and professional services firms, both across the US and internationally. “OneBlink is extremely excited to announce our first US based employee, and to gain someone of Paul’s calibre and experience is a huge bonus”, OneBlink C.E.O Darren Besgrove said. “While we planted the seeds for our US expansion back in 2019, COVID-19 and the ongoing restrictions on international travel really forced us to rethink how we would resource and support the North American market. We remain very positive on the opportunity and the business model for White Labelling our world class solution to ISVs who haven’t made the leap to low-code, so end-users can realise greater customisation around the ISV’s own products. Paul’s appointment is the catalyst we need the resume that expansion and engage more ISV partners under our unique White Label program.” “Be it with end-user organizations or channel partners, my clear passion is helping my clients achieve optimal business outcomes, and that same thinking from OneBlink is what attracted me to this opprtunity”, Paul said. About OneBlinkOneBlink is an Australian-headquartered ISV who has built it’s Low-code Application Development Platform on the back of AWS’ global infrastructure, and has been an AWS Advanced Technology Partner since 2015. Combining low/no-code smart forms, mobile and web app builders, with powerful developer-centric tools for integrations and workflow, IoT, API management, hosting and No-ops deployment, OneBlink is a proven solution for mid-large enterprises and government agencies seeking to digitally transform or optimise a range of business processes. Beyond AWS accreditations for Mobile and Government, OneBlink was awarded Cloud World Forum’s “Best Enterprise Mobility Solution - 2015” in London. https://www.oneblink.io Progress Global Hackathon Challenges Developers to Build Apps to Make the World a Better Place 2021-04-07T22:22:43Z progress-global-hackathon-challenges-developers-to-build-apps-to-make-the-world-a-better-place Sydney, Australia —April 8, 2021—Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, today announced The Worthy Web, a virtual six-week hackathon, challenging developers across the world to create web apps that help people lead better lives, stay connected, and contribute to society during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.   The hackathon kicks off today and closes on May 24. It features a total of $40,000 in cash prizes distributed in multiple categories.   “The Worthy Web aims to inspire developers to use their skills and the power of technology to build apps that will make the world a better place,” said Sara Faatz, Director, Developer Relations, Progress. “Whether it is apps that help people cope with the realities of living in a pandemic, connect restaurants with local shelters, help to make services accessible to those with disabilities, or anything related to betterment of the community or our world, the hackathon is part of our mission to enable the developer community to do well and have a positive impact on the world.”   Developers can enter the hackathon at any time over the six-week period. The apps they create should be for the good of humanity and built leveraging Progress’ industry-leading developer tools. Winners will be selected based on the apps’ positive impact on the world or the community, quality of the idea, overall execution and implementation and use of the Progress developer tools in one of nine categories: “Best Use of Telerik® UI for Blazor,” “Best Use of Telerik® UI for Angular” and “Best Use of KendoReact™” and others.    Winners will be announced on June 9.   Along with the hackathon, Progress will launch a Weekly Worthy Web Show that will feature practical tips on how to build “Worthy Web” apps and will host discussions on topics like accessibility, overcoming unconscious bias and ethical design in app development. The show, which will take place on the popular video streaming platform Twitch, aims to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and creativity among those joining the hackathon.     For more information about The Worthy Web and how to enter the hackathon, visit https://progress-worthyweb.devpost.com.   Additional Resources Follow Progress on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn ·       Read the Progress blog   About Progress Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides the leading products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Our comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive, and we have a deep commitment to the developer community, both open source and commercial alike. With Progress solutions, organisations can accelerate the creation and delivery of strategic business applications, automate the process by which apps are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure -- leading to competitive differentiation and business success. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000+ enterprise customers, and a three-million-strong developer community rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or +1-800-477-6473.    ###   Progress, Telerik, KendoReact, and Kendo UI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.   Voice - you don't know what you've got til it's gone 2021-04-07T13:24:16Z voice-you-don-t-know-what-you-ve-got-til-it-s-gone At no time in recent history has the power to communicate by voice, been more important. With International and National borders closed to travel this past year, our ability to remain connected has relied even more heavily on long distant communication like video or telephone calls.   But let’s stop for a moment to think - how would this be possible without the magic of the human voice?  This is the challenge faced every day by people living with chronic Dysphonia.   Simply put – the term ‘dysphonia’ means ‘difficulty making voice sounds’ . BUT unlike vision and hearing, no-one ever thinks about their voice; it's the forgotten one of the 3 Wise Monkeys.    Dysphonia can be associated with other health conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Myasthenia Gravis just to name a few… or it can stand alone.  It can be a short, one-off  episode, or like for many members of the Australian Dysphonia Network, it can be a chronic and life changing condition that impacts on employment, relationships and in many cases, the mental health of those affected.   Most of us don’t give our voice a thought until it’s gone, so The Australian Dysphonia Network aims to change that by raising awareness, and funds for research into early diagnosis and management of voice issues. They want voice disorders to be recognised and valued alongside vision and hearing issues.   World Voice Day, April 16th is the perfect day to do just that.   World Voice Day was founded in Brazil back in 1999 with the aim of drawing attention to the science and phenomenon of voice production. It soon grew to highlight the significant role that the voice plays in every aspect of our daily lives.  World Voice Day has gained momentum across the globe, and currently over 50 countries join the annual celebration with events, lectures, performances and media strategies to promote it’s message.   The Australian Dysphonia Network will also use this time to remind everyone that any voice change that lasts longer that 4 weeks in the absence of a ‘cold’, should be fully assessed by a Laryngologist or Speech Pathologist whose expertise is in Voice issues.  CLICK HERE for 90 sec promo clip – ‘The Value of Voice’   CLICK HERE for Published media moments on Dysphonia in Australia. Including: ·      ABC HealthReport ·      9Honey ·      Studio 10 OneBlink adds Global Distribution via AWS Marketplace 2021-04-07T03:47:09Z oneblink-adds-global-distribution-via-aws-marketplace Beginning initially with it’s LcS (or Low-code Suite) Starter Service, OneBlink can now provide customers a seamless transition from it’s 60-day Free Trial, to ‘month-to-month’ SaaS billing direct on their AWS account, regardless of where they are in the world. Prior to the initiative, software buyers would have had to contract separately with OneBlink for a subscription to LcS.      “OneBlink is proud to announce the launch of LcS in AWS Marketplace”, OneBlink C.E.O Darren Besgrove said. “As an Australian headquartered ISV we’re excited about the expansion opportunities we can develop through AWS Marketplace, both across ANZ and those parts of the world where we don’t have direct representation. Being aligned with AWS, we continue to innovate our product set and we’re pleased to be part of the program.”     Deepening the relationship with AWS, OneBlink adds Marketplace as yet another AWS achievement, coming on the back of its long-standing AWS competencies within Mobile and Government, and it’s inclusion in both AWS’ Public Sector and SaaS Programs.      OneBlink joins more than 1,000 companies on AWS Marketplace for SaaS products.      About OneBlink    OneBlink is an Australian-headquartered ISV who has built it’s Low-code Application Development Platform on the back of AWS’ global infrastructure, and has been an AWS Advanced Technology Partner since 2015.     Combining low/no-code smart forms, mobile and web app builders, with powerful developer-centric tools for integrations and workflow, IoT, API management, hosting and No-ops deployment, OneBlink is a proven solution for mid-large enterprises and government agencies seeking to digitally transform or optimise a range of business processes.      Beyond AWS accreditations for Mobile and Government, OneBlink was awarded Cloud World Forum’s “Best Enterprise Mobility Solution - 2015” in London.       https://www.oneblink.io/ LegalVision advises Baraja on its $40 million funding round 2021-04-02T01:35:38Z legalvision-advises-baraja-on-its-40-million-funding-round LegalVision has advised Baraja, the maker of LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, on its $40 million funding round. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, with Main Sequence Ventures (the deep tech venture capital arm founded by national science body CSIRO) returning for this round. A number of new investors also joined, including Regal Funds Management, InterValley Ventures and industry superannuation fund HESTA. Baraja develops innovative technology for navigation in self-driving vehicles by rendering precise images of their surroundings. The company is also now deploying its technology to customers in the mining industry, including Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery - who also invested in this round. The Sydney-based company will be using the funds from this round for hiring and to accelerate the development of its LiDAR technology. Baraja has now raised $90 million since it was founded in 2015. The LegalVision team was led by practice leader Jill McKnight, who was assisted by lawyer Sophie Mao. Ms McKnight commented: “Like so many fantastic Australian startup success stories, Baraja started in a garage. Today, the company is attracting the attention of many global car manufacturers and construction companies. Having joined their journey with their angel and seed rounds, we were delighted to work with Federico and Cibby again on closing this funding round.” “Our funding will allow us to supercharge our hiring to more than 150 employees and also bring our technology to many more global customers,” said Federico Collarte, Baraja co-founder and CEO. “We were very pleased to work with Jill and the LegalVision team again. They have been with us since the beginning and we’re always impressed with their technical expertise and how they apply it to a complex negotiation.” – End – Media Contact: Anthony Lieu (Head of Marketing – LegalVision) 1300 544 755 About LegalVision LegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Their innovative business model and custom-built technology assist their lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. LegalVision is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and New Zealand and has assisted more than 150,000 businesses. The firm was named the fastest growing law firm in the Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times. Five Reasons Why You Should Choose ELDO 2021-04-01T07:33:47Z five-reasons-why-you-should-choose-eldo ELDO provide a large selection of Nitrile examination gloves, Vinyl examination gloves, Latex examination gloves, and Plastic gloves. They also supply Wet wipes, Dry wipes packed in plastic bags and plastic bottles, and here are five reasons why you should choose ELDO for your PPE supplies, starting with their professional experience.      ELDO have 20 years in the production and distribution in the disposable gloves and wipe industry. Secondly, they provide very competitive prices, with automatic   production lines and well trained workers to optimise efficiency and reduce cost greatly. ELDO support you to be the most competitive distributor in your region.    Thirdly, their short lead times, supported by more than 300 well-trained workers in ELDO’s factories, and more than 1000 containers exported annually. They are professional and flexible according to your requirements.    Number four are their multi solutions. Their knowledge of the local market, combined with their production plans, will support you to have multi solutions of the purchasing plan, and finally, their customer service. Top sales with professional skills will help you feel that is is always easy to communicate with a factory. All ELDO staff will stand by you, reply to your inquiry and solve your problems, no matter pre-sales or after-sales.    For 20 years ELDO’s business has grown through providing a very high level of service, quality and dedication to their customer needs, and their comprehensive range of products saves you time and money and enables you to buy from one supplier. Now they supply their high-quality products in around 1000 containers annually to more than 55 countries.     As they say, “On behalf of the ELDO team, we look forward to offering you our outstanding service in the near future”, and for more information on disposable dry wipes, disposable PE aprons and disposable sterile gloves please go to http://www.eldocare.com .  Australians rate the nation's healthcare in first Australian Healthcare Index report 2021-04-01T03:11:10Z australians-rate-the-nation-s-healthcare-in-new-australian-healthcare-index-report Despite a once-in-a-century pandemic still lingering one year on, Australians have given a vote of confidence to the Australian healthcare system with 65.5% rating it a score of 8 or above out of 10 in a new report capturing the points of view of Australian patients.   The first Australian Healthcare Index report seeks to elevate patient perspectives and experiences on overall healthcare in Australia, based on responses from over 8000 adults.   Produced by the Australian Patients Association and HealthEngine, the report captures learnings from patients on the public and private healthcare ecosystem including primary care, private health insurance (PHI), emergency departments, elective surgery, prescription medicine and more.   Designed to provide a pulse check on healthcare in Australia, key findings include: ●      Patients rated Australian Healthcare 7.8 out of 10 ●      Patients are more likely to recommend their GPs than their dentist to friends and colleagues ●      While 55.1% of respondents have Private Health Insurance, the majority are not recommending their PHI and many feel it costs too much ●      36.6% think prescription medicine is too expensive ●      Nearly 95% embrace the intersection of healthcare and tech with the use of and interest in telehealth, health apps, online booking, e-scripts and more   HealthEngine CEO, founder and medical director Dr Marcus Tan says the report is testament to the robustness of the healthcare system.   “The fact a majority of Australians have a favourable opinion of the healthcare system after COVID-19 caused disruption, is a credit to the thousands of healthcare professionals with a commitment to patient-centred care.'' said Dr Tan.  “With the release of the Australian Healthcare Index, we can identify, share and champion people’s perspectives on healthcare, as well as provide a baseline of learnings to establish a report that will come out twice a year.”   Dr Tan added, “Working closely with the APA, we hope the report drives conversation and consideration for the continued support of a patient-centric approach to healthcare.”   Stephen Mason, CEO of the Australian Patients Association hopes the report will help strengthen patient-centred care in the healthcare system. “As we advocate for improved patient care and health outcomes, the Australian Healthcare Index is an important pulse check on the patient experience for organisations like ours as well as the greater healthcare community, peak bodies and government at all levels, who are contributing to and leading public and private healthcare in Australia,” said Mason.   “The APA became involved with the Australian Healthcare Index to hear the patient’s voice. Although we are comforted by the knowledge that our healthcare system has coped well during the pandemic, we are concerned about dental care and the cost of medicines.”   “As for the perceived lack of value from PHI, we are working closely with Private Healthcare Australia and its members to address this concern and in particular to prevent excessive out of pocket costs. “We hope the report’s findings make a positive contribution to shaping national healthcare policy, on behalf of patients across the country."   View or download the Australian Healthcare Index at AustralianHealthcareIndex.com.au  An interactive dashboard is available to explore the national survey results and view data at a state level or other demographics.    -end- About HealthEngineHealthEngine is Australia’s largest consumer healthcare network and the #1 go-to for healthcare bookings. Founded in 2006, HealthEngine is on a mission to transform Australia’s healthcare by making it easier for people to connect with their healthcare providers online and for health practitioners to deliver a great patient experience through technology. More than 9 million people across Australia have made more than 47 million bookings on the platform.   About the Australian Patients Association The Australian Patients Association is an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote and protect the rights and interests of patients, and improve overall patient outcomes. We will address important health issues impacting on patient care in the public and private healthcare system.  We will research and develop sensible remedies to benefit all our supporters and the broader community. The Australian Patients Association also seeks to educate patients about their rights and choices, as well as supporting patients in need. SCHOOLS WIN GRAND PRIZE IN NATIONAL BATTERY RECYCLING CHALLENGE 2021-04-01T00:38:25Z schools-win-grand-prize-in-national-battery-recycling-challenge Schools across Australia participated in the 2020 Big Battery Rescue recycling challenge, sponsored by Stockland in partnership with The National Theatre for Children. Despite the impact of COVID, the schools together collected nearly 1 tonne of batteries and diverted these away from landfill to be recycled. Three schools took out the top prizes with Woodcrest State College QLD winning $500 in third place with 89kgs, Leppington Public School NSW winning $700 in second place with 144kgs, and Hercules Road State School QLD winning the grand prize of $1,000 with 196kgs of batteries collected. As part of the national challenge, all participating schools received a free educational program which included live-in-school educational theatre performances of The Energized Guyz & The Battery Bandit by professional actors from The National Theatre for Children. Schools also received student workbooks (print and online versions), teacher guides, info-graphic posters and digital games and activities that align with the important educational concepts. During the 2020 school year, students collected used batteries from home and across their community, dropping them into their school-based battery recycling buckets. The entire program was supported by Stockland to ensure curriculum-aligned content was provided to 5,877 students, while driving the community-wide environmental effort. Penny Austin, Sustainability Manager, Stockland said as one of Australia’s largest property developers and a world leader in sustainability, these types of initiatives help create meaningful change within communities. “In Australia, each year[i] lithium ion battery (LIB) waste is growing at a rate of over 20 per cent. Only two per cent is recycled. By 2036 LIB waste could exceed 100,000. Working with the National Theatre for Children to support this important initiative was a terrific opportunity to assist in an important community-wide sustainability project.” The Big Battery Rescue will now continue for 2021, expanding to reach over 10,000 students. More information can be found at www.BigBatteryRescue.com About Stockland Stockland (ASX: SGP) was founded in 1952 and has grown to become one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups - owning, development and managing a large portfolio of retail town centres, workplace and logistics assets, residential communities and retirement living villages. Stockland is recognised as one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and as a Global Sector Leader by the Global Estate Sustainability Benchmark. Stockland is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. www.stockland.com.au About NTC NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the Australia, New Zealand and the USA. NTC works directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviours and life skills to students in grades K-12 on a local, regional and national level. Our award-winning educational programs are provided free for schools and are customisable to accommodate specific messages and goals for clients. Through formats including live performance, in-class discussion, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities, we present topics such as energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, STEM, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we are helping our clients to be forces of change for students, parents and communities. To learn more, visit www.ntccorporate.com.au [1] CSIRO: Lithium-Ion battery recycling rhipe acquires cyber security distribution specialist, emt Distribution 2021-03-31T23:13:14Z rhipe-acquires-cyber-security-distribution-specialist-emt-distribution APAC’s leading cloud and technology solutions provider, rhipe (ASX: RHP), has announced that cyber security distribution specialist, emt Distribution, has joined the rhipe portfolio.The acquisition of emt strengthens rhipe’s presence in security software distribution and will expand rhipe’s offering into the enterprise market, providing partners with a full spectrum of security solutions from a wide choice of vendors, to help them build their own security portfolio. emt’s security product offering is centred around the Australian Signals Directorate’s eight essential requirements for a company’s cyber defence strategy. The emt business is positioned for growth in the expanding cyber security market, with Gartner predicting security and risk management spending to continue throughout 2021. In Australia alone, organisations are expected to spend over $4.9 billion on information security and risk management products and services by the end of 2021.[i]The acquisition complements rhipe’s existing cyber security software offerings centred around Microsoft’s product stack and rhipe’s own SMB focused encryption product SmartEncrypt, enabling rhipe to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end security capabilities to its partners.Dominic O’Hanlon, CEO of rhipe said, “emt Distribution has an incredible track record in delivering software security products and solutions via their distribution channels. By combining emt’s expertise in security solutions with rhipe’s reach, we will be able to offer rhipe partners across APAC effective solutions to protect against growing threats around cyber security. “We plan to continue investing in the emt business to support its continued growth, delivering emt’s extensive portfolio of vendor security products to rhipe partners, while providing emt partners with access to SmartEncrypt and rhipe security vendor products.  We look forward to welcoming the emt team to the rhipe family and leveraging their outstanding skills and expertise, to deliver greater outcomes for our partners and their customers.”Richard Rundle, Founder and CEO of emt said, “As we enter our next stage of growth, we are thrilled to be joining the rhipe family to collectively execute on the opportunities ahead. I could not be prouder of our team’s success to date and believe this is a significant opportunity to align with a distributor of rhipe’s calibre, to greatly enhance our capabilities and market reach.” emt was founded in 1988 and has a portfolio of over 15 security vendors that offer cyber security solutions, catering to the needs of both small and medium businesses (SMB) and large enterprises. Services provided by emt include pre and post sales technical support and professional services.The purchase includes emt’s products, solutions and assets, with Richard Rundle now responsible for driving the continued growth of the emt business within rhipe as well as supporting the expansion of rhipe’s security offering to its existing partners. emt’s 21 employees from its Australian-based and Asia offices will also join the rhipe family, with the Middle East operations likely to join rhipe in the coming months. [i] Gartner Says Security and Risk Spending in Australia to Grow 8% in 2021 Insentra Group and Archive360 Announce Exclusive ANZ Distribution Partnership Amid Strong Information Management and Cloud Momentum 2021-03-31T11:28:23Z insentra-group-and-archive360-announce-exclusive-anz-distribution-partnership-amid-strong-information-management-and-cloud-momentum Sydney, 31st March 2021 – Global, Advisory, Managed and Professional Services provider Insentra, and information management and archiving leader Archive360 have launched a new partnership enabling Insentra to distribute Archive360’s Archive2Azure™ platform exclusively across A/NZ. This partnership expands Insentra’s growing ISV portfolio which already includes IGEL, Nulia and Torsion Information Security. Archive360, the archiving and information management platform trusted by enterprises and government agencies worldwide, saw significant momentum during 2020, announcing in November a 290% increase in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR), an 80% rise in its client base and their inclusion by Gartner Inc. as a Visionary in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving which Gartner describes as vendors “differentiated by product innovation”. In November 2020, Archive360 also announced plans to expand its technology portfolio and enhance market outreach; this partnership with Insentra is a key step toward the company’s 2021 partner expansion goals. To address growing market demand and meet the expectations of Enterprise buyers, Insentra will provide sales, enablement and support for Archive2Azure across Australia and New Zealand. This will ensure optimal user experience and service levels for clients and partners. “Archive360 is seeing growing demand for its products from organisations across the A/NZ region,” said Insentra CEO, Ronnie Altit. “Leveraging Insentra’s proven archive migration experience, our knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem and Azure, plus our 100% channel only model makes us a logical choice to distribute their Archive2Azure solution,” he said. “Insentra’s PartnerObsessed™ model ensures our partners can be confident we will not compete for existing or future opportunities. We see this as a great opportunity for our partners to drive increased Azure revenues, enabling them to provide their clients with a secure, robust and proven destination for their aging data.” he added. Archive360’s PaaS platform is trusted by organisations around the world to securely migrate their digital data to the cloud, and responsibly manage it for today’s regulatory, legal and business intelligence obligations. Customers achieve this by applying context around the search, classification, and analysis of structured and unstructured data - including files, videos, audio, CRM, ERP, emails/electronic communication, social media - while maintaining full control over security, privacy, access, and compliance. “The Archive360 and Insentra partnership is a powerful combination allowing us to drive greater business impact for our partners and their customers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Bob Desteno, CEO of Archive360.  “We believe that Archive360’s relentless commitment to delivering solutions that better address customers’ changing needs for information management, combined with Insentra’s exclusive channel model, technical expertise and track record for delivery and support helps us better unlock the full potential of this fast-growing market.” For more information visit Insentragroup.com. About Insentra Insentra is a truly collaborative IT Services partner delivering a range of specialised Advisory, Professional and Managed services, transacting exclusively through the IT channel. Our partner centric business model provides our partners and their clients with access to technologies, industry expertise, and accountable outcomes. Our service offerings cover technologies by Microsoft, Citrix, Red Hat, Torsion Information Security, IGEL, Nulia and many more across modern workplace, cloud, collaboration, security, support, migrations and more. We love what we do and are driven by a relentless determination to deliver exceptional service excellence. The combined individual skills, experiences and perspectives of our crew enable us to achieve powerful results for our partners and their clients. For more information on Insentra, visit www.insentragroup.com. About Archive360 Archive360 is the enterprise information management and archiving company that businesses and government agencies worldwide trust to securely migrate their digital data to the cloud, and responsibly manage it for today’s regulatory, legal and business intelligence obligations. This is accomplished by applying context around the search, classification, security, retention, disposition and indexing of data including files, videos, and emails—all while allowing organizations to maintain full control over privacy, access, and compliance. Archive360 is a global organization that delivers its solutions both directly and through a worldwide network of partners. Archive360 is a Microsoft Global Co-sell Prioritised ISV, a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, and the Archive2AzureTM solution is Microsoft Azure Certified. To learn more, please visit http://www.archive360.com