The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-26T03:18:16Z BDC Services and STULZ Oceania excited to announce powerful new partnership. 2021-07-26T03:18:16Z bdc-services-and-stulz-oceania-excited-to-announce-powerful-new-partnership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With their powerful new partnership, BDC Services and STULZ can bring better solutions to Australia and beyond. Offering world-leading cooling technology alongside end-to-end solutions for IT infrastructure, BDC Services and STULZ are poised for positive growth. From the beginning, BDC Services has set out to offer end-to-end solutions for complex IT infrastructure. “We pride ourselves on our deep technical expertise and customised approach to providing our customers with business critical infrastructure solutions. STULZ’s understanding of product interactions across cooling and IT infrastructure, and its collaborative approach is uniquely complementary to how BDC Services work. This partnership will allow us to drive far more holistic solutions for our customers.” says BDC Services MD, Brendan Dunne. This unique and influential partnership is a strategic step with shared value.  Uniting forces, BDC Services and STULZ will share skills, build business, and create new growth opportunities – supporting customers and delivering leading IT solutions across Australia. John Jakovcevic, MD of STULZ Oceania, sees BDC Services as an extension of the STULZ family. “We partnered with BDC as we see them as a leading system integrator, with the ability to solve complex infrastructure installations, and with their vast network capable of supporting the STULZ team and provide a complete technical infrastructure solution for STULZ Oceania. With BDC’s excellent reputation and years of experience, we look forward to prosperous growth for both organisations”. In becoming the first Reseller Partner of STULZ Oceania, for the Australian market, BDC Services can now expand their technology offering. Their access to STULZ's unique range (including high-quality cooling, power and containment products) combined with their turnkey infrastructure solutions means BDC Services can design, source, install and maintain their client’s critical IT infrastructure – establishing BDC services as a one-stop-shop for IT technology and cooling systems. “The BDC Services-STULZ partnership is a powerful combination” said BDC Services MD, Brendan Dunne. “We look forward to unlocking the full capability of both businesses and to expand our service offering to our customers”. Hear more about how this powerful partnership will impact the IT industry: For more information and sales enquiries, please email sales@bdcservices.com.au For all media enquiries. please email marketing@bdcservices.com.au About BDC Services BDC services supports companies to maintain their IT infrastructure, making sure their systems run safely. Unlike other companies, we offer complete solutions – including IT infrastructure, electrical, cooling, AV, data cabling, access control and fire suppression. We pride ourselves on solving complicated problems and making strategic partnerships so we can continue to deliver excellent services. About STULZ Oceania STULZ Oceania is a technology leader, providing resilient and energy-efficient cooling and power solutions and services for mission-critical applications across the Oceania region protecting critical data, supporting lives, our economy and our future. Together with its various capacities, configuration options and modularity, STULZ Oceania’s product range and service offer comprehensive solutions for all projects. STULZ Oceania prides itself on its holistic end-to-end approach in ensuring optimum air conditioning and reliable uptime. 2020 APC Channel Awards Open for Voting 2021-07-26T01:38:24Z 2020-apc-channel-awards-open-for-voting The search for Australia and New Zealand’s best channel representatives is underway, with 12 categories offering awards.  Following the success of last year’s awards, Schneider Electric’s has launched its annual APC Channel Awards to celebrate partners and distributors that have shown excellence in sales, innovation and value creation in 2020. What’s more, three categories have been opened up to public voting, including Distributor Sales Champion of the Year, Distributor Technical Champion of the Year, and Distributor People’s Choice of the Year. The voting platform will close on 23 July. Joe Craparotta, Vice President - IT Business, Strategic Customers & Segments at Schneider Electric, said, “2020 proved to be an extraordinary year for the IT industry. We have been impressed with some truly brilliant achievements and inspiring business practices from our partners and distributors. It’s that excellence that we want to recognise and support in the industry, and we look forward to commending the 12 winners in early August.” The 2020 APC Channel Awards see a total of 12 categories and 12 winners selected from over 3000 channel partners and distributors, including two new categories, Partner Spotlight of the Year and Distributor People’s Choice of the Year.   “Better acknowledging the pivotal role our partners play in APC’s channel ecosystem, we have designed two new categories this year to shed light on the people who are leading successes for the industry. And we would like to encourage everyone to cast their vote for the people they think deserve recognition for the work they do,” added Joe. Full list of the 12 categories is: Elite Partner of the Year Premier Partner of the year Select Partner of the Year Partner Sales Champion of the Year Services Partner of the Year Distributor of the Year Distributor Sales Champion of the Year Distributor Technical Champion of the Year  Distributor People’s Choice of the Year Partner Spotlight of the Year  New Zealand Partner of the Year New Zealand Distributor of the Year The award winners will be revealed on Thursday 5 August 2021.  For more information on the awards, categories and prizes, or to cast your vote, visit the APC awards website at  https://www.apc.com/au/en/campaign/partner-awards.jsp Australia's mutual banks bear a heavy compliance burden following Royal Commission 2021-07-26T01:00:14Z australia-s-mutual-banks-bear-a-heavy-compliance-burden-following-royal-commission Australia has around 60 mutual financial institutions providing banking and related services to some 4.5 million Australians. These businesses range in size from less than $10 million in assets to over $16 billion. For many in the mutual banking sector the digital adoption process was already underway prior to the pandemic, enabling a much smoother, more agile, response, and helping to create efficiencies. However, the sector remains resource constrained and continually challenged by the rate and pace of regulatory change still flowing from the Banking Royal Commission and other sources.   This year alone we will see the commencement of:   ·                     new  design and distribution obligations commence October 5th, 2021  ·                     new internal dispute resolution systems commence requirements and systems (RG271 replacing RG165)   ·                     the introduction of a deferred sales model for add-on insurance commence  ·                     changes to anti-hawking provisions, and   ·                     a new breach reporting regime. commence October 1st, 2021  The challenge for the sector is how to triage these requirements along with, or on top of, ongoing compliance programs. This challenge is being dealt with against a background of internal constraints including tight compliance budgets, lack of skilled resources, managing and motivating remote workers, and maintaining a compliance culture in our organisations. GRC Solutions has released their first Financial Services Benchmarking Report. The aim of the report is to provide a view into the current state of compliance in the sector, understand where the current pressures are in the market and where there are opportunities for collaboration and improvement, and to provide a baseline from which the industry can grow compliance capability. A copy of the report can be downloaded here https://www.grcsolutions.com.au/  First-home buyer regional hotspots revealed 2021-07-25T22:25:16Z first-home-buyer-regional-hotspots-revealed First-home buyers are riding a regional house hunting wave and now exclusive data reveals just where they are starting their homeowner journey in NSW. New analysis by InfoTrack, innovators in legal and conveyancing technology, demonstrates that over the past 12 months first-home buyers in regional NSW have mostly sat in one of two camps. They are overwhelmingly interested in locations within a part-time commutable distance of Sydney, or close to a thriving regional airport. “The data indicates there is plenty of action and some refreshing standouts to speak about. Our May and June data tells us that the hottest suburbs are still those outer western suburbs of Sydney like Austral and Marsden Park. However, in the regions there is a lot more variety in the types of suburbs that first-home buyers are going for,” says John Ahern, Chief Executive Officer of InfoTrack. The most popular regional location for first-home buyers during FY21 was Hamlyn Terrace, near Wyong on the Central Coast, 113kms north of Sydney and 72kms from Newcastle. The sought-after suburb, which incorporates Wyong Hospital and is close to Tuggerah Lake, has a median three-bedroom house price of $540,000. 10 hottest regional suburbs:   Suburb                                   Median $ 3-bed houses                    Dist. from Sydney Hamlyn Terrace                      $540,000                                                         113kms Wagga Wagga                        $435,000                                                         459kms Greater Gosford                      $575,000                                                         85kms Dubbo                                     $350,000                                                         390kms Bathurst                                  $425,000                                                         200kms Tamworth                                $386,000                                                         414kms Rutherford                               $418,000                                                         179kms Cameron Park                        $525,000                                                         155kms Albury                                      $620,000                                                         554kms Wallsend                                 $530,000                                                         159kms * Data from domain.com.au “What is interesting is that Wagga Wagga is the next hottest area in the regions for first-home buyers. Although it’s far from Sydney, the median price for a 3-bedroom property there is $435,000 - and that comes with plenty of land too,” Mr Ahern adds. Despite being 460kms from the state capital, Wagga Wagga is home to a well-serviced airport with an approximate 1-hour flight time to Sydney. The bronze medal goes to the Greater Gosford area, a regional hub also on the Central Coast halfway between Sydney and Newcastle where the median house price is $575,000. “Also on the Central Coast, Gosford is further south and closer to Sydney than Hamlyn Terrace - and it’s a bit more expensive too - but that’s likely due to its proximity to the city,” he says. Dubbo, Bathurst and Tamworth place 4th, 5th and 6th on the list and are all more than 200kms from Sydney’s CBD. InfoTrack’s data also shows that Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Tamworth rank more highly with first-home buyers than middle to outer ring Sydney suburbs such as Blacktown and Penrith. "Now these are true regional areas that don’t need proximity to Sydney because they have formed their own regional centres. All three have major hospitals and airports, plus Dubbo and Bathurst offer easy access to on-campus universities too,” Mr Ahern explains. Although placing ninth on the list, Mr Ahern says Albury on the NSW state border was a stand out location according to InfoTrack’s latest analysis.  “The newest data gives us insight to the last financial year and we can see some regional areas have experienced a real shift in demand. This time last year first-home buyers in Albury were in the single digits, now we’re seeing almost three times as many making purchases in that postcode,” he said, adding that given Albury sits on the Victorian border some buyer interest could be attributed to migration from areas which endured extended lockdowns throughout 2020. Since the arrival of Covid-19, most Australian regional housing markets have experienced unprecedented boom conditions as dwelling values have out-performed metropolitan markets. Over the 12 months to April, combined regional housing values climbed by 13 per cent, while capital city home values rose by just 6.4 per cent, CoreLogic data shows. Despite that sustained growth, regional NSW still offers first-home buyers more square metre bang for their buck than in Greater Sydney. While Sydney’s median house price has risen to $994,298, the median price for a house in regional NSW is significantly lower at $586,982. The 2021 landscape for first-home buyers might have changed since mid-2020 when historically low interest rates, little to no investor competition due to Covid-19, and the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder Grant were all in play. And although the highly popular HomeBuilder program ceased in April, Mr Ahern points out that there are still active schemes out there to help first-home buyers to get on the property ladder. The New Home Guarantee (formerly the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) has been extended with an additional 10,000 places available from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The scheme means first-time purchasers can avoid paying Lender’s Mortgage Insurance and get into a loan with as little as 5% deposit. There is also the First Home Owner’s Grant, a $10,000 package for those purchasing or building a new home, plus the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme which allows eligible purchasers to apply for an exemption or reduction of transfer duty. “These home buyer schemes are often capped on purchase price and unfortunately those price caps are too easily reached in Sydney so first-home buyers are looking for options elsewhere. They also encourage first-time purchasers to take up home and land packages and one way to do that is to head to the regions where there’s more space.” - Ends - Notes to editors For more information about InfoTrack, visit: infotrack.com.au For all media enquiries or to organise an interview with InfoTrack CEO John Ahern, please contact Sandra Falzon on 0431 703 969 or Sandra.falzon@infotrack.com.au About InfoTrack: InfoTrack is the leading innovator in legal technology and pioneers of property conveyancing automation in Australia. InfoTrack’s integrated platform has been supporting over 8,000 businesses with technology adoption for over 21 years enabling clients to find, analyse, organise and communicate information more efficiently. InfoTrack’s wealth of data, deep knowledge and expertise of the Australian legal and conveyancing industry is your barometer for property activity from contract creation through to settlement. Subbed In releases new book by Patrick Lenton 2021-07-25T20:30:41Z subbed-in-releases-new-book-by-patrick-lenton-1 MEDIA RELEASE Date: 26/07/2021 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Subbed In www.subbed.in | dan@subbed.in ‘Sexy Tales of Paleontology’ by Patrick Lenton A pile of rats having an identity crisis. A sexy robot rebellion. A velociraptor revenge wedding. The world's horniest scientist. Enter Sexy Tales of Paleontology: a world of queer romance, (dis)connection, and artifical intelligence told with Patrick Lenton's idiosyncratic bizarreness and heart. Lenton's short stories combine laugh-out-loud humour with an honest-to-goodness sensibility. Sci-fi oddities, pop culture, a lesser-known Kardashian who lives on the moon, and a deft turn of comic absurdity bound through this truly queer romp of a book. But beyond all this, at the beating heart of the book, is the foolishness, horror, and delight that is love and heartbreak and 43 rats. Endorsement quotes “Lenton has an imagination like dropped pudding — delicious, and a crime to waste it. This collection is wicked, witty and only occasionally horny. Here Lenton writes with enviable verve around the intersection of science, inhumanity and the clarifying force of love. It is a book teeming with life and brilliance and I am very mad that I did not write it.” - Rick Morton (One Hundred Years of Dirt, My Year of Living Vulnerably) “Patrick Lenton is a hot little piece of ass, and his book is a hot little piece of ass (for the mind).” - Nina Oyama (Utopia, The Weekly) “Wildly inventive, refreshingly bonkers. I verify this attempt at humour by this human male.” - Julie Koh (Portable Curiosities) About the author Patrick Lenton is an author and journalist from Melbourne. He is the author of A Man Made Entirely of Bats (Spineless Wonders), collection of essays Uncle Hercules and Other Lies (Subbed In), and full-length collection of short stories Sexy Tales of Paleontology (Subbed In). His writing has been featured in The Best Australian Stories, The Best Australian Comedy Writing, Growing Up Queer In Australia, and journals like Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Scum Magazine, and more. He is the Editor of pop-culture, news, and entertainment website Junkee and has written journalism and non-fiction for publications including The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, VICE, and more. Details: Genre: Fiction / Short Stories ISBN: 9780645152449 Paperback: Perfect Bound Audience: Trade/General (Adult) RRP: $24.99 AUD 280 pages 178mm x 108mm Release date: 26 July 2021 Publisher: Subbed In www.subbed.in For further information and media requests, please contact Dan Hogan, publisher at Subbed In: dan@subbed.in Subbed In releases new book by Patrick Lenton 2021-07-25T20:28:20Z subbed-in-releases-new-book-by-patrick-lenton MEDIA RELEASE Date: 26/07/2021 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Subbed In www.subbed.in | dan@subbed.in ‘Sexy Tales of Paleontology’ by Patrick Lenton A pile of rats having an identity crisis. A sexy robot rebellion. A velociraptor revenge wedding. The world's horniest scientist. Enter Sexy Tales of Paleontology: a world of queer romance, (dis)connection, and artifical intelligence told with Patrick Lenton's idiosyncratic bizarreness and heart. Lenton's short stories combine laugh-out-loud humour with an honest-to-goodness sensibility. Sci-fi oddities, pop culture, a lesser-known Kardashian who lives on the moon, and a deft turn of comic absurdity bound through this truly queer romp of a book. But beyond all this, at the beating heart of the book, is the foolishness, horror, and delight that is love and heartbreak and 43 rats. Endorsement quotes “Lenton has an imagination like dropped pudding — delicious, and a crime to waste it. This collection is wicked, witty and only occasionally horny. Here Lenton writes with enviable verve around the intersection of science, inhumanity and the clarifying force of love. It is a book teeming with life and brilliance and I am very mad that I did not write it.” - Rick Morton (One Hundred Years of Dirt, My Year of Living Vulnerably) “Patrick Lenton is a hot little piece of ass, and his book is a hot little piece of ass (for the mind).” - Nina Oyama (Utopia, The Weekly) “Wildly inventive, refreshingly bonkers. I verify this attempt at humour by this human male.” - Julie Koh (Portable Curiosities) About the author Patrick Lenton is an author and journalist from Melbourne. He is the author of A Man Made Entirely of Bats (Spineless Wonders), collection of essays Uncle Hercules and Other Lies (Subbed In), and full-length collection of short stories Sexy Tales of Paleontology (Subbed In). His writing has been featured in The Best Australian Stories, The Best Australian Comedy Writing, Growing Up Queer In Australia, and journals like Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Scum Magazine, and more. He is the Editor of pop-culture, news, and entertainment website Junkee and has written journalism and non-fiction for publications including The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, VICE, and more. Details: Genre: Fiction / Short Stories ISBN: 9780645152449 Paperback: Perfect Bound Audience: Trade/General (Adult) RRP: $24.99 AUD 280 pages 178mm x 108mm Release date: 26 July 2021 Publisher: Subbed In www.subbed.in For further information and media requests, please contact Dan Hogan, publisher at Subbed In: dan@subbed.in Giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers 2021-07-25T02:31:46Z giveaway-for-emergency-services-aid-workers-journalists-and-volunteers Galactic Bioware – a clothing engineering and design company based in Victoria, Australia and Utah, USA – today announces a giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers. Galactic Bioware is committed to increasing the availability of ballistic, stab and shrapnel protection to people who place themselves in danger in the service of others. These people include emergency workers, aid workers, journalists and media crew. 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Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market 2021-2026 Global Demand by Key Players like Intel, GE, Google LLC, Microsoft, Wipro, AT&T and More 2021-07-23T13:43:41Z internet-of-things-iot-platform-market-2021-2026-global-demand-by-key-players-like-intel-ge-google-llc-microsoft-wipro-at-amp-t-and-more The report is the perfect asset that worldwide and local Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market players and financial specialists need to peep into the eventual fate of their business and plan out successful development procedures. It is an assemblage of clever and precise research and examination contemplates that help players in the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Market business to comprehend the development examples of driving portions and locales, nature of rivalry, and other huge viewpoints. Purchasers of the report are given dependable figures for complete income, utilization, deals, CAGR, creation, and other significant elements. 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Buy Latest Study@ https://www.researchtrades.com/checkout/1655254 The Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market is expected to grow from USD X.X million in 2020 to USD X.X million by 2026, at a CAGR of X.X% during the forecast period. The global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market report is a comprehensive research that focuses on the overall consumption structure, development trends, sales models and sales of top countries in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market. The report focuses on well-known providers in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform industry, market segments, competition, and the macro environment.Under COVID-19 Outbreak, how the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Industry will develop is also analyzed in detail in Chapter 1.7 of the report.*In Chapter 2.4, we analyzed industry trends in the context of COVID-19.*In Chapter 3.5, we analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets.*In Chapters 6 to 10 of the report, we analyze the impact of COVID-19 on various regions and major countries.*In chapter 13.5, the impact of COVID-19 on the future development of the industry is pointed out.A holistic study of the market is made by considering a variety of factors, from demographics conditions and business cycles in a particular country to market-specific microeconomic impacts. The study found the shift in market paradigms in terms of regional competitive advantage and the competitive landscape of major players.Key players in the global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform market covered in Chapter 4:*Amazon Web Services Inc.*Intel Corporation*General Electric Company*Google LLC*Microsoft Corporation*Huawei Technologies Co. 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Starting your own brokerage is no mean feat, especially after a year like 2020, and Lyons is justifiably proud. It’s a huge personal achievement – and also an impor­tant signpost for others. “Opening up our first office in West Perth was such an exciting time; I’m so glad I had the confidence and perseverance to back myself and take the risk,” she says. “In order to facilitate professional growth for females in insurance, it is important we see strong females in leadership roles. My goal is to become a mentor to people wanting to enter the insurance industry. Additionally, I would like to continue to promote work-life balance for like-minded women and to create opportunities and development for my team.” “If the 2021 Insurance Business Young Guns are anything to go by, the insurance sector is in great hands. These 41 rising superstars – all age 35 and younger – were nominated by their colleagues, managers and mentors for demonstrating excellence in the field,” says the Insurance Business team. “The many detailed submissions IB received made it clear that these young practitioners are not simply consummate professionals with impeccable technical expertise. They go above and beyond in every sense. In an increasingly complex and competitive sector, they have managed to lead, innovate, mentor their colleagues, build relationships, develop professionally, place their clients’ needs front and centre, contribute to the wider industry and give back to the community.” For the full report see issue 10.04 of Insurance Business magazine out now. To view the list and to find out more about Jade Lyons click HERE. -ENDS- Insurance Business is the leading independent business magazine and website for insurance brokers and advice professionals. 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Buyers are not required to have a large cash deposit, but need to cover costs such as stamp duty, conveyancing, mortgage fees etc. The Investn Group researches the best property opportunities via a national property network. They complete due diligence to choose an investment-grade property with good cash flow, in quality growth corridors. Upon settlement, an external licensed property manager is appointed to manage the property. The Investn Group works with individuals that have a gross income of at least $65,000 pa or $110,000 pa as a couple; be under full-time employment; have at least three months in their current employment; have a good credit history and $15,000 in savings.  The company is limited to an intake of 20 new clients each month. The individual's $15,000 is used to cover the initial purchase costs and a buffer for any unexpected costs such as maintenance and repairs to the property if investors fall into financial hardship.  The company’s private investment group, based in Sydney Australia, takes an ownership position with new owners for long term capital growth and rental income.  The Investn Group is the first to innovatively change the game on how to break into the property market for those without a deposit. For more information visit investn.com.au or call 1300 446 445. ### About Investn  Investn helps people to successfully become a Rentvestor,  living in a suburb where they want to live and buying in an affordable growth location. 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Malaysian Housing & Property Summit to focus on challenges and opportunities in the new normal 2021-07-22T22:43:02Z malaysian-housing-amp-property-summit-to-focus-on-challenges-and-opportunities-in-the-new-normal The upcoming Malaysian Housing & Property Summit will review the experiences and knowledge gained from the unprecedented challenges faced by the nation from global covid-19 pandemic and opportunities for the future said Kingsley Strategic Institute’s (KSI) Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   This year’s event will be a virtual summit and be held on Tuesday July 27th.  The theme for the prestigious and highly anticipated event will be Resetting & Rebuilding the Housing and Property Industry in the New Normal.   The opening keynote address will be presented by YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Malaysia’s Minister of Housing and Local Government.    Commenting further on the Summit, Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said the annual event brings together key industry leaders, senior government officers, property consultants and professionals related to the housing and property industry to take stock of the state of the sector and evaluate key trends, strategic challenges and opportunities.   “The pandemic has caused many disruptions across numerous economic sectors and impacted several industries including housing and property”, said Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   “The new post pandemic normal requires housing and property to strengthen its resilience, rethink, reset and rebuild a better industry for the future”.   Increasingly greater digitalization is being utilized in the property sector with virtual sales platforms and digital technology being integrated into the property development cycle – and this will be a key focus of the Summit’s program and presentations by the distinguished speakers and presenters.   Additionally, the Summit program has been structured to enable key industry players to exchange ideas, information and experiences on how to reset and revitalize the Housing and Property industry.   The Summit will also enable participants to ‘feel the pulse’ of the industry and be updated on key issues and new opportunities.  It will be a meeting of minds to take stock of the changing marketplace and to plan for the future in a greatly changed landscape.   Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh concluded, “Beyond the lessons of the pandemic, the Summit program will also examine how Malaysia’s housing system is responding to the issues of sustainable design and energy efficient housing.      “In addition, the Summit will examine a range of topics including affordability and availability; improving the linkages between housing and support systems; and many more”.   ENDS Issued by Connect Malaysia           www.connectmalaysia.com.au             Media enquiries          Mr. Joe Perri, Connect Malaysia Mob:  +61 412 112 545      Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au   Profile:      Kingsley Strategic Institute      https://kasi.asia       The New Malaysia has brought new hopes for the country and new challenges. This requires new strategic thinking, new plans and new ideas. The Kingsley Strategic Institute (KSI) aims to provide strategic advice, high level executive briefings, international conferences, policy roundtables and national summits.   In line with the revived Malaysia Inc concept to foster closer public- private sector cooperation KSI organises top level exclusive briefings and policy dialogues and provide policy inputs to government derived from policy analysis. KSI is a bridge between Government and Business:   - KSI Institute’s value propositions are our commitment to excellence, professionalism and integrity.   - KSI Institute helps companies and organizations prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Age of Disruption through meetings of minds sharing new ideas, insights and intelligence.   - KSI is also the Secretariat for the prestigious Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia China Economic Cooperation Council (MCECC), and Dialog Rakyat.         i The MCECC organizes high level meetings on the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) and works closely with think tanks, business organizations and research institutions in China and ASEAN.         ii The Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur promotes discussions and debate on economic policies and issues and host Roundtables and luncheons with Cabinet Ministers, top CEOs and thought leaders from Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Why choosing the right technology stack is key for your business strategy 2021-07-22T10:12:36Z why-choosing-the-right-technology-stack-is-key-for-your-business-strategy In today's digital world there is a endless supply of different software and platforms to accomplish everything from eCommerce to accounting and project management. What is a technology stack? A technology stack refers to the collection of different software/systems used within a business an example of a stack could be: MYOB for accounting, WordPress for a blog, WooCommerce for an online shop, Microsoft Office 365 for email and a CRM such as Hubspot to manage contacts and other business information. Choosing the right tools is important to ensure you get the best functionality for the best price and that it is scalable for when your business grows and needs to adapt. Choose the wrong frameworks and scaling can become cumbersome and expensive as time is wasted reducing overall productivity. Technology stacks are also used in programming/software development and involve selecting frameworks and programming languages to write software and are critical in developing solid reliable programs. For example certain languages are far more suitable for specific tasks like the language Django which can be used to build web applications whilst other frameworks like Swift are designed to build mobile apps for iOS. Factors to consider when choosing a technology stack for your organization: Project scope & size The first thing you need to consider is the size of your project and scope of requirements. This will enable you to plan out the size of your application and what factors need to be considered for it to achieve it's intended goals.Scalability As your business changes direction or grows in size so does your computing & I.T needs which is why careful planning is key. This involves checking the features of the software and if it has provisions to expand in size and accommodate potential aspects of future business plans. Software model - Cloud or on-premise hosting & off the shelf or custom Another thing to consider is whether you want to host the software internally or if it would be more convenient to have it hosted in the cloud. Cloud options otherwise known as SaaS or IaaS platforms offer pay as you go subscriptions which can be easy to setup and don't require maintenance as they are looked after by a third party. On-premise software also offers advantages such as the ability to self-host and control the data and make changes to the software if needed in some cases however requires maintenance. Lastly depending on your needs you may be able to simply select an off the shelf product or consider developing custom software for your business requirements. 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