The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: https://event.synology.com/en-global/solutionexhibition_2019 If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at shazana.roseli@taurusmarketing.com.au, John Wanna at john.wanna@taurusmarketing.com.au or Stacey Toskas at stacey.toskas@taurusmarketing.com.au +61 029415 4528 New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T01:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future events, future opportunities, global expansion and other growth initiatives and our investments in such initiatives. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future; changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Australian hospital ship captain calls for maritime volunteers in Africa 2018-11-08T06:55:44Z australian-hospital-ship-captain-calls-for-maritime-volunteers-in-africa Thursday 27 September 2018: Australian man John Borrow never planned on being a full-time volunteer but when he first heard about Mercy Ships in the 1990’s, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. His long journey with the organisation that operates the world’s largest independent hospital ship, Africa Mercy, has taken Mr Borrow and his family from Belrose, NSW, around the world and since 2016 he has served as the ship’s Captain. More than 400 volunteers from over 40 nations live and work on board the ship at any one time to provide free surgical services and health care education to those without access in the developing world. Mr Borrow learnt of Mercy Ships through a friend. He later visited Newcastle, where the previous Mercy Ship Island Mercy was docked, and after setting foot on board he knew he wanted to be part of its crew. “I was kind of disillusioned with my sea career. It’s not a great culture to be in,” Mr Borrow recalled. “I went up to check out the ship and I was pretty excited. I kept thinking that I had found my thing; I found my calling.” Joining as the Island Mercy’s Third Officer, Mr Borrow travelled to Papua New Guinea on a three-month commitment and absolutely fell in love. After hearing about his trip, Mr Borrow’s partner Lee-Anne, who was a dietician and had just finished her master’s degree in nutrition, was also eager to join. After the couple married in 2001, they boarded the now-retired Caribbean Mercy, where Mr Borrow served as Chief Officer before moving on to the original Mercy Ship, Anastasis, in 2005, where the couple raised their first child Tim for the first 18 months of his life. Eventually they returned to Australia to have their second son, Sam. After 8 years of being at home and working ashore Mr Borrow knew it was time to return to Mercy Ships. The Borrows joined the current flagship, Africa Mercy, in Madagascar in 2015, allowing John to jokingly claim that he’s been the Chief Officer on every Mercy Ship except for one. He took over as Captain in August 2016 and after three years of long-term service which also took them to Benin, Cameroon and Guinea, Mr Borrow and his family are now returning home which leaves a vacancy in his role. “We are struggling right now to find long term Deck Officers, especially Chief Officers and Captains.” “These roles are not only critical for the safe operation of the ship, but also to lead our deck crew, which are mostly Africans and the nicest, most gentle, respectful bunch of men you’re ever likely to meet.” “Our three years on board the Africa Mercy has been an amazing experience and we’ve met some truly inspiring people here, all with the same goal to help those not as lucky as we are.” “Once you see this level of pain and suffering you cannot be unaffected. You cannot ignore it, something changes, and you have to help.” To learn more about how to make Mercy Ships part of your sea career, visit mercyships.org.au/volunteer About Mercy Ships  Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development aid to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.3 billion, with more than 2.6 million direct beneficiaries. Each year, more than 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations serve with Mercy Ships. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. Mercy Ships Australia, one of 16 international support offices, is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. For more information, visit www.mercyships.org.au Notes to Editors High resolution photos of Mercy Ships are available upon request, with attribution to Mercy Ships. For more information, please contact: Melissa MasonNational Office ManagerMercy Ships Australia(07) 5437 2992melissa.mason@mercyships.org Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T02:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit www.thebusinessofevents.com.au. The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- AEGIR Marine Pty Ltd proud to be honoured by the Sage Power 50 2018-10-15T00:03:26Z aegir-marine-pty-ltd-proud-to-be-honoured-by-the-sage-power-50 AEGIR Marine Pty Ltd proud to be honoured by the Sage Power 50 Book honours 50 Military Veteran Business Leaders as the world counts down to the start of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018   Sydney Australia, 15 October 2018 AEGIR Marine Pty Ltd today announces it has been nominated to be part of the Sage Power 50. The inaugural collection of businesses is a unique showcase of 50 leading veteran run or owned businesses from across Australia, UK, US, and Canada.   Nominated for leadership and determination to succeed, the Sage Power 50 is a unique collection of testimony from veteran entrepreneurs on how they built their business against the odds. The Sage Power 50 reveals the challenges, sacrifices and tough decisions that will underpin the transition into business for many veterans; as well as the advice and insight that helps to reshape service honed skills into the world of entrepreneurship.   From just an idea, AEGIR Marine continues to grow, gaining ongoing contracts and continued growth after 4 years of challenges.  AEGIR Marine gratefully thanks their clients and customers for their ongoing support in our continued growth and looks forward to collaborating with our clients on marine safety.   Debbie Wall, VP Sage Foundation, said: “Every single story in the Power 50 is undeniable proof that when barriers are removed that prevent millions of veterans from living their fullest life after service—it isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s sound business. “We believe that with tailored support, mentoring and early intervention, a new generation of veteran led businesses could unleash a wave of talent and innovation across the global entrepreneurial community. “Together with our non-profit partners, we are committed to helping more veterans secure a brighter future.”   Stuart McDonald, MD AEGIR Marine Pty Ltd, “we are extremely honoured to have been selected to be part of the Sage Power 50. It’s great to see what the veteran community is achieving in business all in one place, it’s very inspiring. I really hope this inspires other veterans in the future to do great things.   About the Sage Power 50 ENDS From Monday 15 October: ·         Download the Sage Power 50 here: featuring exclusive film content from UK Power 50 members.   About the Sage Power 50 The Sage Power 50 was commissioned by Sage and supports our ongoing commitment to build sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in Sage’s local communities around the world through Sage Foundation. For Sage this is the right way to do business. The Sage Power 50 was curated with support from: Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, a program of Prince’s Trust Canada: www.princesoperationentrepreneur.ca   X-Forces: www.x-forces.com Prince’s Trust Australia: www.princes-trust.org.au Additional curation was led by Power 50 members, Brandon Shelton at TFX Capital Management and Cherisa ‘CJ’ Bellis at Major Freedom. Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T23:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organisations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse litigation developments or in the government inquiry; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities, including its common stock and its Preferred Stock; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on August 9, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Worldwide shipping community announces Mercy Ships Cargo Day goal 2018-09-12T04:58:08Z worldwide-shipping-community-announces-mercy-ships-cargo-day-goal Wednesday 12 September 2018: Mercy Ships Cargo Day, an annual event established by the worldwide shipping community in 2016, has announced a $1 million USD target goal for 2018. The event, held October 3, provides the opportunity for the shipping and trading community around the world to donate 50 percent of its commission on cargoes (Mercy Cargoes) or to make a direct financial contribution to Mercy Ships.  Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest private hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, staffed by volunteers who provide free life-changing surgeries in Africa. In addition to the more than 2,000 surgeries they will perform in Guinea during the current field service, Africa Mercy volunteers will provide mentoring and training for African health care providers, leaving a lasting legacy. Last year, Mercy Ships Cargo Day raised more than $672,000 USD from 84 participants, including charterers, ship owners, shipbrokers, port agents and service companies. These funds helped provide 2,746 surgeries and training to over 1,400 local health care professionals.  To date, more than $1 million has been raised by the shipping industry, which began the initiative with a desire to see more lives transformed through the work of Mercy Ships. This year, U.S. shipping companies AET, BRS, Stena Bulk, Teekay Shipping and Valero have agreed to partner with Mercy Ships for Cargo Day. European shipping companies already committed include Augusta, Clearlake, Eiger Shipping, Nyala, Sahara, Socar Trading, Total, Trafigura, BRS, Riverlake, Ocean, Lotus, Clarksons Platou, Galbraith’s, ST Shipping & Transport, TPT, Star Sardinia and Integra Petrochemicals.  “We are incredibly grateful for the support of these amazing companies whose dedication allows Mercy Ships to deploy our hospital ship to some of the most impoverished nations in Africa to bring hope and healing to those in most need,” said Alan Burrell, managing director of Mercy Ships Australia. Cargo Day volunteers are challenging Australian shipping companies to get involved by pledging their support at MercyShipsCargoDay.org. “This year, with the possible addition of Australian partners, our lasting impact in the nations we serve will be even greater.” Watch the Mercy Ships Cargo Day video at bit.ly/CargoDay2018Video END About Mercy Ships  Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development aid to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.3 billion, with more than 2.6 million direct beneficiaries. Each year, more than 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations serve with Mercy Ships. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. Mercy Ships Australia, one of 16 international support offices, is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. For more information, visit www.mercyships.org.au Notes to Editors High resolution photos of Mercy Ships are available upon request, with attribution to Mercy Ships. Alan Burrell, managing director of Mercy Ships Australia, is available for interview by contacting 0466 210 234 or alan.burrell@mercyships.org For more information, please contact: Melissa MasonNational Office ManagerMercy Ships Australia(07) 5437 2992melissa.mason@mercyships.org Melbourne Based Yacht Designer Commercial Marine Solution Is Marking 14 Years In Business 2017-11-24T05:02:49Z melbourne-based-yacht-designer-commercial-marine-solution-is-marking-14-years-in-business It’s not often that yacht-design spheres get to hear of a monumental milestone that is the 14th anniversary. Unfortunately, the fickle and unforgiving nature of marine architecture industry can create an unsettling environment for independent consultancy. But for Commercial Marine Solution, the portfolio is flourishing with new opportunities, as well as a new direction for the naval architects. ‘Understated’ is the word that comes to mind as we sit in the studio of Commercial Marine Solution, surrounded by numerous tank test models of previous projects. “I don’t really realize how busy we are, or how busy we’ve been, because we don’t go around telling everybody what we’re doing or how we’re doing it,” says Sean Johnston, principal of Commercial Marine Solution who believes that a modest approach to marketing is a key ingredient to the company ethos. “Our team is capable of coping with this high volume of projects. “We’ve always tried to maintain a reasonably sized team and do what we’re good at doing said Johnston” Commercial Marine Solution has gone through numerous different stages since the company was established in 2003. “When the company was founded, yacht designers would also be the naval architects, so the role has completely transformed,” explains Johnston. Now, however, there are countless roles in the industry that work together to pull a project through the design phase, which can often lead to a stagnation of a project, when the shipyard team is presented a concept where the naval architecture is yet to be developed or accounted for. As Johnston points out, in this scenario, “custom projects can be altered so much that shipyards give what they want to a client, rather than what the client wants” he says. “To try and prevent that, we start with designers at a very early stage to sort out all of those things first, and bridge the gap so you don’t get this stagnation of a project, where a shipyard tells you that a project can’t be done.” As a result, in the ‘90s, the decision was made for Sean Johnston to become completely focused on independent naval architecture.Today, the company says it is pursuing the latest developments in new construction materials and methods. About Commercial Marine Solution Commercial Marine Solution was incorporated in 2003 and is an independent consultancy providing design and marine consulting solutions for the commercial marine and Defence industries. Sean Johnston is the principal of Commercial marine solution; he has more than 30 years' experience in the marine industry. The team at CMS has extensive marine industry experience having been involved for more than 30 years within the marine industry both locally and international.  For more information about Commercial Marine Solution’s scope of capabilities or to commission the services of the naval architecture / naval architect Canberra firm for your commercial or private marine build, call +61 3 9429 2628 or visit www.cmsmdc.com Contact Details Commercial Marine Solutions Pty Ltd 294 Warrigal Road Glen Iris, Victoria 3146 +61 394292628 ShockWatch Completes Forty Years as Global Leader in Delivering Damage Prevention and Safety Solutions 2017-08-14T01:55:16Z shockwatch-completes-forty-years-as-global-leader-in-delivering-damage-prevention-and-safety-solutions One of the most trusted providers of damage prevention and safety products for goods in transit around the world, ShockWatch has recently completed three successful decades in the industry. Over the last forty years, the company has carved a niche for itself with their world-class range of products and services. Sydney, NSW August 8, 2018 ShockWatch is pleased to announce that the company has recently completed forty years of highly successful service in the global damage prevention and safety market. In these forty years, ShockWatch has built an identity in the industry as the most preferred destination for all products and solutions related to damage prevention and safety of goods in transit and storage. Their products have been used by numerous clients to reduce expenses related to damage during the transportation and storage of goods that are fragile or temperature sensitive, and improve workplace safety. Safe handling of fragile goods can be a challenging task for all businesses. Unfortunately, only a cautious approach is not enough to prevent the loss arising of damage caused to these goods. This can only be accomplished by utilising a series of specialised products and solutions. This is exactly what ShockWatch has been offering for the last forty years with an excellent track record. One of the most important factors behind the success of ShockWatch has been their cutting-edge temperature monitoring solutions. The temperature indicators and recorders from the company have proven invaluable for businesses looking to introduce accountability measures into the shipping and handling stages of the temperature sensitive cold chain.  These products provide prominent visual notification to shipping personnel to ensure proper handling and transport of temperature sensitive products. More about the temperature monitoring solutions from ShockWatch can be found at http://www.shockwatch.com.au/product-category/temperature-monitoring/ Other popular products from ShockWatch include ·         Impact and Tilt Indicators ·         Time Indicators ·         Safety Knives ·         Defibrillators ·         Fleet Management systems and solutions ·         Accident Prevention Solutions  The illustrious journey of ShockWatch started over forty years ago when their very first proprietary indicators were used to detect mishandling of sensitive computer media in transit. Inspired by this initial success, the company developed many other applications in the next few years. With each new innovation, they quickly earned the reputation of being the global authority on damage prevention.  Expressing pleasure about the completion of forty years in the industry, a senior spokesperson from ShockWatch mentioned, “It has been an exciting and extremely rewarding journey so far, and we are thankful to all our clients for their trust and support. Even after forty years in the industry, we are still looking to break new grounds so that we can provide more value to all of you.” To find out more about ShockWatch, please visit http://www.shockwatch.com.au/ About ShockWatch:  ShockWatch is a global leader in delivering damage prevention and safety solutions for goods in transit and storage. The company’s advanced range of product’s include Impact and Tilt Indicators, temperature monitoring solutions, time indicators, safety knives, defibrillators, accident prevention solutions, and fleet management solutions.  Shockwatch has been delivering damage prevention and safety solutions to our customers in Australia for over 20 years now. Contact: Website: http://www.shockwatch.com.au/ Email: solutions@shockwatch.com.au Atradius sees outlook for trade worsening 2017-01-10T00:43:00Z atradius-sees-outlook-for-trade-worsening SYDNEY, Australia - After a very low pace of growth in 2015, global trade growth has slowed even further over the first half of 2016, according to Atradius Credit Insurance N.V.   Trade growth in Emerging Asia, the world’s second largest trade bloc, is extremely low, as China rebalances from investment-driven growth toward a more inward-looking consumption-led growth.   Lower commodity prices have also dampened investment in natural resource-rich economies around the world which has contributed to a sharp contraction of trade in Eastern Europe and slowdown in Latin America. Even the US has seen its trade growth grind to a halt, due to lower investment in the oil and gas sector, but also because of lower external demand and a strong USD which have reduced exports.   In 2016, the tempo of growth in world trade is expected to be about one-third of global GDP growth. Such a low rate of trade growth has not occurred since the global economic crisis of 2009.   Anti-globalisation sentiment is rising, as is evidenced by political developments like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US president. Trade liberalisation efforts like TPP and TTIP are stalling, thereby threatening the outlook for trade.   Subdued global GDP growth already motivates a subdued global insolvency outlook, but muted trade growth could put upward pressure on insolvencies in countries that are dependent on trade. Brexit-related uncertainty is expected to increase corporate bankruptcies in economies with a heavy focus on exporting to the UK. Protectionist measures in the US could have the same effect on economies with high trade ties to the US, especially those in Latin America.    “Matters for trade are made far worse by political developments,” said John Lorié, global chief economist at Atradius, “These are flatly trade-unfriendly, as signalled not only by the Brexit vote in the UK, but also by the stalling of the regional trade liberalization efforts. Anti-trade rhetoric by US president-elect Donald Trump make matters even worse. These developments are likely to weigh on future trade data.”   Read more about the global economic environment and gain insights into prospects and risks based on the main regions in our November Atradius Economic Outlook.About Atradius Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. Its credit insurance, bonding and collections products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on trade credit. Atradius forms part of Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), one of the leading insurers in Spain and worldwide in credit insurance. Commercial Marine Solutions Offering Complete Marine & Naval Services Australia Wide 2016-12-28T10:56:50Z commercial-marine-solutions-offering-complete-marine-amp-naval-services-australia-wide Commercial Marine Solutions is a 100% Australian owned and operated company located in Glen Iris near Melbourne City in Australia. The company is owned by Mr. Sean Johnston and Sean is one of the leading marine consultants in the industry.The marine industry is an ever evolving one and technology and naval architecture is at the forefront of this evolution. Established in 2003, Commercial Marine Solutions has its focus on client satisfaction and rendering professional services from the very beginning. Commercial Marine Solutions (CMS) are an experienced and qualified team of naval architects and marine consultants who provide a range of marine services across a number of markets segments creating exceptional value for money.CMS have experience across multiple vessel and material types including steel, aluminium and fibreglass. CMS base all new designs on existing and proven hulls which are continually reviewed and updated through our research and development program.Whether it is marine designs, marine consulting or marine expertise clients have time and again found Commercial Marine Solutions (CMS) to be reliable partners for the projects. The fact that CMS are accredited marine surveyors, having been involved for more than 30 years within the marine industry with Australian USL/NMSC (AMSA DCV, MAST, NSW Maritime, TSV) and other international classifications societies including Lloyds, DNV GL, BV and USCG.Commercial Marine Solutions Pty Ltd is a truly international company serving clients Asia - Singapore, Vietnam, China, Philippines, Malaysia, India.  Middle East - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.About the company:    Based in Australia, Commercial Marine Solutions is a company engaged in offering a range of innovative commercial marine solutions at local and overseas locations at cost-effective pricing. For more information about the company, please visit www.cmsmdc.com.Media Contact:Commercial Marine Solutions Pty. Ltd.Phone Number: +61 3 9429 2628E-mail: cms@cmsmdc.comAddress: 294 Warrigal RoadGlen Iris, Victoria 3146 AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T02:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au DataTools acquires PAFLink from Acxiom 2016-08-24T23:01:04Z datatools-acquires-paflink-from-acxiom Sydney based data quality software vendor, DataTools, today announced that it has purchased the PAFLink line of business from Acxiom Australia Pty Ltd. Acxiom’s PAFLink product has long been regarded as the best performing address matching and validation engine available for Australian and New Zealand address data.  DataTools is well placed to take over maintenance of the PAFLink product having worked with Australian Postal Address File (PAF) data since 1999, as well as having been a long term consumer of the PAFLink product themselves. This extensive knowledge provides DataTools with the unique ability to quickly embrace PAFLink within its already extensive product line and to continue providing it to all existing customers. Sam Cutroni, CEO at DataTools, had this to say about the acquisition. “We are excited to be taking over production and maintenance of the PAFLink product. Our own experience in the software – as well as our expertise in maintaining multiple product lines – means that PAFLink is a perfect fit to our business. We have successfully conducted similar acquisitions previously as shown with the acquisition of Datablue in 2013. We will work hard to ensure that all current clients of PAFLink find the transition to DataTools easy and without disruption.” All existing PAFLink customers can be assured that DataTools and Acxiom  are working together to provide a smooth transition period over the coming weeks and expect no interruption to the normal release timings. Acxiom’s Melanie Kay, General Manager of Operations added this statement. “Acxiom is committed to enable its clients in Australia and New Zealand to make it easy and safe to activate their data across communication channels. With the launch of Acxiom Connect in March we offer marketers in the region access to over 350 marketing platforms. Our partnership with DataTools was a natural choice for taking on the responsibility of providing the PAFLink product due to their familiarity with the Australian postal data and the product itself.“ Sam Cutroni continued “We look forward to contacting all PAFLink clients in the coming weeks to welcome them to DataTools and to discuss the plan moving forward. In the meantime, should they have any questions, clients can contact us on (02) 9687 4666 or sales@datatools.com.au”  Vinomofo to launch in New Zealand with 48-hour online wine pop-up event 2016-06-10T05:40:18Z vinomofo-to-launch-in-new-zealand-with-48-hour-online-wine-pop-up-event Press Release Friday 10 June 2016 Australian online wine retailer launches into first overseas market with 2-day only online pop-up event More than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe on offer in extremely limited quantities Offering members the most epic wine deals on the planet, curated to taste, and delivered to your doorstep with love Game-changing online wine site Vinomofo is set to launch nationally with a 48 hour online pop-up event from 16 - 17 June with more than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe to buy in strictly limited quantities. The 2-day only event will give locals a taste for what the retailer has offered the wine loving folk of Australia for five years: Curation - Vinomofo’s wine team work directly with the best producers in the world to find the wines they love (less than 5% of wines tasted make it to the ‘Fo) Value - With the buying power of their tribe of 400,000 wine-loving mofos, Vinomofo can offer their members unprecedented value Culture - There’s no “bowties and bs” with Vinomofo. Good people, good wine, and a bit of fun Wine lovers are being invited to sign up now to become foundation members, with early adopters getting first access to the event. New Zealand is the first overseas market the Aussie retailer has stepped into as part of its aggressive global push in 2016. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, says the retailer’s unique approach to selling wine has resonated with customers that were seeking a human approach as part of their wine journey, as such the retailer has built a member base of more than 400,000 people in just five years. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen across the past five years in Australia, we believe that a lot of people all over the world need Vinomofo - wine lovers and makers alike, so this is the year we are embarking on building a global presence kicking off with New Zealand,” Eikmeier said. Purchases from the online pop-up event will be delivered within seven business days to customers. To become a foundation member or for more information visit: www.vinomofo.com ENDS Media Contacts: Nikki Palun Head of Global, Vinomofo nikki@vinomofo.com +61 400 616 616 About Vinomofo Vinomofo is the most epic wine site on the planet and one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Founded in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, by Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the start-up has gone from zero to $50 million plus annual revenue (run-rate), built a member base of more than 400,000 and employs 100+ people. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out of a business ‘lite’ model into six new markets, including: NZ, Singapore, HK, UK, USA and China. For more information, visit www.vinomofo.com