The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-07-13T04:37:00Z getU2sign - mobile document authorisation, signing & witnessing 2020-07-13T04:37:00Z getu2sign-mobile-document-authorisation-signing-amp-witnessing We have all said it at some time, can I ‘get you to sign' this...form, application, contract, or other legal document. Arranging to put pen to paper is not always easy. getU2sign is a time and cost saving way to approve documents, forms and to execute contracts and other legal documents, without the hassle of meetings or exchanging emails or faxes. Using getU2sign you can authorise or sign and witness any document, using true signatures, captured, and if needed witnessed in real time, via mobile phone or tablet device. The signer and witnesses join the signing on their mobile device. Each party reviews the document, sees the making of the signature (attestation) on their device before witnesses make their own signatures. Unlike other electronic signing systems, getU2sign digitally captures, embeds and encrypts to the document, the person's true signature in real-time (in 'digital ink'), along with metadata confirming the time, date and GPS location and IP address, of each signee. getU2sign also provides for online verification of individual identity documents and video recording of the signing session. Confidential, authenticated, and secure execution of business and legal documents in one simple process. W: E: Australian Startup Secures Multi-Million Dollar Investment & Serial Entrepreneur Ian Buddery as Non-Exec Director. 2020-07-09T04:04:17Z australian-startup-secures-multi-million-dollar-investment-amp-serial-entrepreneur-ian-buddery-as-non-exec-director We are thrilled to let you know that 6clicks, Australia’s leading RegTech startup, has raised $2.2M AUD from a consortium of Australian business leaders and appointed Ian Buddery as a Non-Executive Director. 6clicks offers a next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform that revolutionises the way organisations mature their cyber security, data privacy, risk management, and compliance capabilities. Together, with a suite of products including a curated and customisable content marketplace, white-label capability for advisors and mobile app “6clicks Risk Review for Teams”, companies can now arm themselves with breakthrough abilities to navigate the complex and ever-evolving regulatory environments at low cost. This funding now brings the total investment in 6clicks to $3 Million since launching in 2019, which will be used to scale operations and expand its customer base in line with its high growth potential. We are also pleased to announce that Ian Buddery, a successful early-stage-to-exit software entrepreneur, has joined our Board of Directors. Mr Buddery, who is also a significant investor in 6clicks said, ‘I am proud to join this exciting and innovative company, operating in one of the fastest growth sectors worldwide. The successful investment round gives us access to a huge market opportunity, with a highly qualified and experienced team. 6clicks' innovative technology and unique business model represents the first scalable digital solution in a sector that is ripe for disruption’. 6clicks CEO and co-founder Anthony Stevens says, ‘These important steps will help us to meet the phenomenal demand for our products in the market. Having investors and advisors of this stature on board gives us access to a wealth of expertise in strategy, operations and innovation, that will prove invaluable as 6clicks enters the next stage of growth’. We are pumped here in the office. Stay tuned for more good news! The (rapidly growing) 6clicks global community.   Media Enquiries: Stephen Walter. Head of Marketing & PR - Automic Group and Australian FinTech partner to provide innovative technology and professional services to the Fintech industry 2020-07-09T04:03:28Z automic-group-and-australian-fintech-partner-to-provide-innovative-technology-and-professional-services-to-the-fintech-industry Automic Group, Australia’s leading professional services provider for listed and unlisted entities, and Australian FinTech, Australia’s leading resource for financial technology news and information, have partnered for the betterment of the Fintech industry. “We have been searching for the perfect company to partner with that is the most beneficial for the Australian Fintech community,” said Australian FinTech CEO Cameron Dart. “When we saw that Automic Group offers integrated technology solutions – combined with Legal, Registry, Company Secretarial, Governance, Finance and Insurance services – we knew they were the perfect match. “From pre-launch, start-ups and scale-ups, to ASX-listed entities and multi-nationals, the products and services that Automic Group provide are not only wanted, they’re needed by industry players,” Dart added. Founded in 2012, Automic Group has grown rapidly and is now the third largest share registry provider in Australia. Managing Director Paul Williams believes that Automic’s advantage is a strong technology-focus, deep industry experience and committed staff with an absolute focus on delivering quality solutions that exceed client expectations. Their services are designed to meet the needs of all Fintechs, no matter the size. Williams said, “Automic Group delivers innovative technology and integrated professional services to help businesses grow and succeed. So this is a great opportunity for us to offer our products and services to Fintechs and to help these companies grow, scale and assist with their ongoing needs.” “With Australian FinTech being at the forefront of Fintech in Australia, this is a great partnership to service the ever-growing industry,” Williams added. To find out more about the Automic advantage visit – What Photos to Capture and What Not to Publish 2020-07-09T03:12:31Z what-photos-to-capture-and-what-not-to-publish With the Government slowly releasing the brakes on business people building and rebuilding their businesses. This means we will need to catch up face to face to build real relationships at live events. Virtual events only go so far. Hybrid events are still in the experimental phase. Neither will come close to in person events for a long time. They are virtually non effective. "What to capture and what not to publish is or should be on marketing and planning managers mind"If a photographer takes a photo that does not represent a safe event and somehow it gets published. What are the repercussions with perception of the public and health officials. Will your boss be happy to send you to the next?This Corporate Event article has answers to this and many other event questions to help plan your event. Building a safe photographers shotlist is a great start. And this is exactly what the sector needs. A great re-start. “Having photos of groups of people bunched up close together all diving in over the buffet lunch is not the look the event industry needs.” And with careful thought, planning and photographers briefed, the article will help in the marketing efforts in portraying that business and trade events are safe places for you and your staff to attend again.The information in the article has been derived from the latest webinars and news from UFI, BECA, ICC Sydney and EEAA both in Australia and re emerging live events in both USA and Asia, together with years of our own event experience. 11 Top Event Safety Photos ListTemperature readings taking placeThermal imaging devices ready for usePeople counting technology installedContact-less payment solutions... The comprehensive corporate photography guide covers all the usual factors such as; shot list examples, prices, event planning, what to include on a Corporate event photography brief, safety regulations, importance of corporate events, list of our top venues and list of industry bodies. A big focus throughout on events in the post lockdown future.Corporate events need specialist vendors, they must have experience in delivering at the service levels a discerning corporate audience expects. Now more than ever, experienced vendors make the difference between safe and successful events and a complete disaster. Links;( )Image pre covid - ENDS About Orlando Sydney Event PhotographyEvent photography service provider based in Sydney's creative Surry Hills on the CBD fringe. Specialising in business and corporate events ranging in size from 100 to 10 000 people in size at indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Catering to event Managers and Planners organising events for local business, government and corporate clients from all around the world showcasing in Sydney. Professional photography provided at all small and large function venues in Sydney's entertainment hubs.​​For interview requests or more information contactOrlando​ Sydney​​Direct: +614 1940 9756Email: orlando@orlandosydney.comWeb: ​ rhipe Extends SMB Data Protection as Backup365 ANZ distributor 2020-07-08T02:05:31Z rhipe-extends-smb-data-protection-as-backup365-anz-distributor APAC’s leading Cloud Channel Company, rhipe (ASX: RHP), has been appointed as ANZ distributor for Backup365®. The Australian developed SaaS offering delivers effortless, automated and managed cloud data protection to the customers of managed service providers (MSPs).The Backup365 agreement is key to rhipe’s rapid ongoing expansion plans, providing a more comprehensive suite of solutions for businesses of all sizes, as customers adopt cloud based services such as Microsoft 365.This distribution agreement follows recent rhipe announcements that detailed the combined financials of all three quarters of FY20 with 32 percent sales growth and 19 percent revenue growth compared to the first 9 months of FY19. The growth was fuelled by strong sales of Microsoft’s cloud solution provider products. The Backup365 distributor agreement helps rhipe to continue to drive its cloud based services sales and revenue trends. Tovia Va'aelua, rhipe General Manager ANZ, Products & Programs, said, “Backup365 is a unique offering to our ANZ channel community. This distribution agreement provides a complementary solution for SMB businesses that need to maintain cloud data backups while retaining accessibility of what is business critical data.”Andrew Johnson, Backup365 CEO said “rhipe, is a natural fit for us with its large channel community reach in Australia and New Zealand. We’re both 100 percent Australian organisations solely dedicated to cloud solutions for MSPs and their customers with a growth strategy focused on the burgeoning Asian market.” Launched to the cloud market in 2017, the idea for Backup365 was sparked by seeing so many MSPs moving their SMB customers to cloud based services such as Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Xero, etc. Johnson said that end customers were unaware of the need to maintain backups, versioning, or life cycle management and accessibility to business data even though they had moved to the cloud.“We saw a consistent message from service providers that though customer data and backup activities are the customers’ responsibility, customers felt their data was safe ‘in the cloud’. We wanted to bridge that gap for MSPs, with an easy to deploy, locally supported, cost-effective solution,” said Johnson. “We’ve engineered a frictionless provisioning solution that ensures a painless experience for customer and partner whilst delivering peace of mind when it comes to data protection for the long term.”Cloud service providers such as Microsoft 365, Xero, SharePoint, OneDrive and other business clouds focus on ensuring uptime and access. Importantly, the backing up of cloud data is the responsibility of each individual organisation. With Backup365, an organisation’s entire cloud data is backed up, searchable and retained as needed for business access and continuity. For more information contact: rhipe: Almira Anthony  Ph: +61 404 096 440  Backup365: Dolores Diez +61 417 330 881   About Backup365 Pty Ltd ( Founded in 2017, Backup365 Pty Ltd (Backup365®) was developed to assist Managed Service Providers ensure the safety and integrity of their customers’ cloud based data in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Whilst the responsibility of cloud business providers is to ensure uptime and access for their customers; backing up cloud data remains the responsibility of each individual business. Backup365 ensures all an organisation’s cloud data is backed up, searchable, undeletable and accessible forever. About rhipe ( rhipe, (ASK: RHP) is the cloud channel company. It provides its partners with a complete end to end cloud solution, helping them to grow and thrive in the emerging cloud economy. As a cloud 1st, Channel 1st company, rhipe is recognised as the leading expert in subscription software licensing in Asia Pacific and its multi-award-winning services and support division is the industry leader in Microsoft Office365 implementation.  Over the Wire’s NetSIP Voice Platform now offers Direct Routing Calling Solution for Microsoft Office 365 and Teams 2020-07-08T01:34:12Z over-the-wire-s-netsip-voice-platform-now-offers-direct-routing-calling-solution-for-microsoft-office-365-and-teams Over the Wire has today released Microsoft Teams Direct Routing calling plans, so your organisation can now call externally to the PSTN without the need for onpremises hardware. Over the Wire’s purpose is to simplify technology to empower business. To this end, we’ve extended our powerful NetSIP voice platform to natively provide competitively priced global calling from Teams. Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history with some 44 million daily users at time of writing. A move away from legacy on-premise telephony to cloud-delivered unified communications services is now more compelling than ever. Extending Office 365 licensing to include Teams is easy – and now adding Direct Routing makes the transition to true cloud telephony simple and fast. That’s why we’ve developed our class leading NetSIP voice platform to provide Direct Routing capability for Microsoft Teams. This new service enables people to call numbers outside the Microsoft cloud, increasing their productivity and building on Over the Wire’s strengths in voice and data networking, cloud and security. As an alternative to the traditional providers, Over the Wire offers both competitive rates and improved service. We also deliver a number of services that help organisations bring together Microsoft Teams collaboration with our voice services, including: ● Session Border Controller configuration and management ● A choice of competitive voice calling plans using our national SIP network ● Integration services for our existing voice and contact centre platforms ● Self-service customer portal for ordering and routing numbers ● Flexible call routing for inbound calls NetSIP carries millions of calls every day over our highly resilient SIP platform located in geo-redundant voice hubs across Australia, terminating your calls using the best possible path at the highest possible quality. Over the Wire offers the Direct Calling SIP service as a standalone offering, not requiring customers to migrate Office 365 licensing away from their current provider. This means Over the Wire will not compete with Microsoft Partners, but instead enhance their service suite and potentially provide them with new revenue streams. Michael Omeros, Group CEO of Over the Wire, explained that employees want to collaborate in many different ways, but without the pain of disparate systems; “We are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ productivity using telecoms. We know that people want to see a truly unified collaboration experience and that is now possible combining Microsoft Teams with NetSIP.” /ENDS About Over the Wire Holdings Limited Over the Wire (ASX: OTW) is an ASX-listed telecoms, cloud and security solutions provider that has a national voice and data network with points of presence in all major Australian capital cities and Auckland, NZ. The company offers an integrated suite of products and services to business customers including SD-WAN, IP-WAN, internet, data centre, cloud security and managed services. Over the Wire companies include Over the Wire, NetSIP, Faktortel, Sanity Technology, Telarus, VPN Solutions, Access Digital Networks and Comlinx. ASI Solutions marks 35 years in business 2020-07-07T22:14:46Z asi-solutions-marks-35-years-in-business Sydney, Wednesday 8 July 2020  ASI Solutions provides innovative technology solutions to mid-market Australian private and public sector organisations. They solve real-world business issues with a technology portfolio from industry-leading vendors, coupled with their expertise and services. ASI’s portfolio spans big data, cloud services, mobility, digital transformation, security and disaster recovery. With a national footprint, ASI helps organisations from metro to regional Australia. But perhaps the most impressive thing about ASI, especially as an operator in the demanding technology sector, is that they are 35 years old and still going from strength to strength.  The 2020 financial year saw ASI pass $90m in revenue, finalise two acquisitions that puts the group over the $120m mark, move into New Zealand, streamline its operations and successfully navigate a global pandemic.   ACQUISITIONS ASI has expanded its expertise and technology offering through two exciting acquisitions. Both of these businesses have brought sensational people and skill sets into the ASI family.     • BEArena is a specialist provider of virtual infrastructure, public and hybrid cloud solutions, managed services, and back-up and disaster recovery platforms. The acquisition has enabled ASI to grow its cloud services portfolio and adds a strong base of customers in New Zealand.    • Forward IT is a Canberra based provider of hardware, software and managed services. Their knowledge of the Canberra market, particularly Government, strengthens ASI’s expertise in this important segment.     DELIVERING VALUE TO THE MID-MARKET Mid-market businesses face a range of challenges. They are often in a highly competitive environment, always needing to stay one step ahead of their rivals. In 2020, these challenges were heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This drove an unprecedented increase in demand for some, whilst for others it triggered the need to pivot.  being a true partner, aligning itself with their aspirations. Through ASI’s own commitment to sound social and environmental practices, they help their mid-market clients deliver theirs.  PEOPLE AND VALUES ASI’s staff are at the heart of delivering customer value and they have continued to invest significantly in their people. During the COVID-19 lockdown, they supported staff to transition (in just one week) to a fully remote workplace. They implemented a staff engagement program to ensure every team member was supported with constant communication, collaboration and feedback. They have negotiated the pandemic with zero reduction in headcount and no impact on customer support.    ASI places its values, as ever, at the heart of its business. Clients, partners, vendors and staff alike all value working with an ethical and responsible organisation - everything ASI does is underpinned by its values:    • Dare to be different   • Our word is our bond   • One in, all in   • Do it right the first time   • Family matters THE BOTTOM LINE     The value and success that ASI delivers to its customers is reflected in ASI’s own achievements. Its expansion and growth has seen ASI achieve another year of record financials with consolidated earnings up 40% significantly at $120m. This demonstrates ASI’s desire to exceed clients’ expectations and is a testament to their commitment to customer value. THE YEAR AHEAD The future looks bright for ASI. The 2021 financial year will see it continue to focus on:   • Integrating its two new businesses into the ASI family    • Growing the company’s presence in New Zealand   • Considering options for further acquisitions across Australia including Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and exploring the idea of a regional presence ASI’s success has always been founded on its ability to adapt, from PC manufacturer to an end-to-end Solutions Provider. It’s a strategy that sees it going from strength to strength at the grand old age of 35 and, no doubt, well beyond.   ABOUT ASI SOLUTIONS  ASI Solutions has been a provider of innovative and pioneering business technology solutions to Australian private and public sector organisations for over 35 years. We choose innovative technology solutions which are matched to each client¹s unique business needs, taking a solutions oriented approach and working to deliver a clear return on investment. Our global technology offerings and professional implementation model provides greater efficiency and returns for all customers. We make this happen with real insight into the external forces impacting IT environments, and we balance the needs of business to help our customers’ transition to the operating challenges of tomorrow. Lockdown the slaughterhouses 2020-07-07T12:18:37Z lockdown-the-slaughterhouses Dear Editor, Victoria is again on stage-three lockdown, state borders are closed, and COVID-19 news is again accompanied by pictures of slaughterhouses. Two workers have tested positive at JBS abattoir in Brooklyn and Pacific Meats abattoir in Thomastown, while hundreds of others are being tested now. This follows the closure in April of Cedar Meats, which was the centre of a cluster of over one hundred cases of COVID-19. Slaughterhouses are toxic for the humans who work there and the animals who suffer and die there. But they are ideal for viruses, since people work in close proximity and social distancing is not possible. In Australia, the injury and illness rate for workers in the meat industry is four times the national average, since staff are often forced to work at reckless speeds to maximise production. Australian abattoirs and factory farms are every bit as filthy as the wet market in China where the coronavirus is believed to have originated. A colossal 75% of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are transmitted from other animals. Going vegan is the best way to protect workers, prevent future pandemics, and spare animals from needless suffering. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 Paul Timms named Automic Group Chief Customer Officer; Leaves BoardRoom 2020-07-07T05:10:09Z paul-timms-named-automic-group-chief-customer-officer-leaves-boardroom July 7, 2020 - Automic Group has appointed Paul Timms to be its new Chief Customer Officer. He leaves BoardRoom Australia, where he served as Chief Customer Officer since 2018. This is a newly created role for the rapidly growing Automic Group, now the third largest share registry provider in Australia. Automic Group Managing Director Paul Williams said Mr Timms will be an invaluable addition to the senior leadership team. “We are delighted that Paul will be joining the Automic team during an important time in our company’s history, as we seek to become the number one registry provider in Australia,” Williams said. “With over 20 years’ experience in the software and services market and 14 years spent at Boardroom Limited; His expertise will enhance the Automic offering. Paul is also a Certified Blockchain Expert which fits with our long-term technology investment and strategy. “Paul’s role will see him develop strategies, drive innovation, invest in the capability of our people and build on our customer-centric culture to ensure we continue delivering the superior service our clients have come to expect. “Our people are our greatest asset and we believe Paul will be instrumental in helping us continue our exciting growth,” he said. Max Kelsen Achieves AWS Machine Learning Competency Status 2020-07-07T03:56:37Z max-kelsen-achieves-aws-machine-learning-competency-status Brisbane, 7 July, 2020 – Max Kelsen, Beyond A.I., one of Australia’s leading Machine Learning (ML) solutions businesses, and an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, announced today it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) ML Competency status as part of the AWS Partner Network (APN). This designation recognises Max Kelsen’s ability to deliver ML solutions in production on AWS, enabling customers to generate business value and increase competitive advantage. Brisbane-based Max Kelsen is only the third APN Partner in Australia to achieve the AWS ML Competency status and it is a significant reflection of the company’s investment in resources and skills made to maximise the full suite of AWS ML services. The competency has enhanced Max Kelsen’s ability to deploy industry relevant, in-production solutions for customers globally, across a wide range of industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, travel, and the public sector. Nick Therkelsen-Terry, CEO, Max Kelsen, said the AWS competency builds on the company’s history of providing solutions which help customers solve their data challenges, deploy ML and data science workflows, and offer Software as a Service (SaaS) and Application Programming Interface (API) based features to enable predictive capabilities within their applications. “Achieving AWS ML Competency status demonstrates to our customers that Max Kelsen has validated expertise in ML experience on AWS,” Mr Nick Therkelsen-Terry said. “We have a proven track record of delivering game changing ML products and services for our customers.” He said. Davinia Simon, Head of Channel and Alliances in Australia and New Zealand, AWS, said, “Whether it’s improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, or predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment, ML capabilities are extremely important for organisations to solve some of the toughest challenges. ML is an incredibly exciting area of emerging technology, and we are thrilled to see our APN Partners like Max Kelsen specialising in this technology to support their customers.” Max Kelsen has developed ML as a Service (MLaaS) as a joint investment approach with its customers, where both parties collaborate to build innovative solutions. Once developed, these MLaaS solutions are delivered via a consumption-based pricing model, with defined outcomes. This model can help to support organisations with capital expenditure constraints that are limited by COVID-19, while the imperative for businesses to innovate has never been greater. About Max Kelsen Founded in Brisbane in 2015, Max Kelsen (MK) is one of Australia’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions businesses. We deliver innovation which is directly linked to the generation of business value and competitive advantage to customers in Australia and globally, including Fortune 500 companies. Max Kelsen is also dedicated to reinvesting our expertise and profits to solve the challenges of humankind, focusing on Cancer Genomics, AI Safety, and Quantum Computing. Media Contact: Peter Witts. Email: Ph +61 (0) 477274412 AGILEXPERTS LAUNCHES PAYROLL PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICE 2020-07-07T01:27:14Z agilexperts-launches-payroll-project-management-service AgileXperts, a Brisbane based specialist agile consulting company, has today launched its next-generation premier payroll service focused on boosting compliance, performance and digitisation of payroll functions for Australian enterprises. Through the expert management and delivery of payroll projects, customers will minimize the risk of changing their payroll systems, and guarantee they achieve their return on investment (ROI).  They can therefore benefit from transformed payroll systems that adhere to legislative requirements, reduce the cost of payroll operations and improve visibility of finance tasks. With over 12 years in delivering high-profile payroll projects, including global consumer brands KFC and Collins Foods, the team at AgileXperts bring a modularized and agile approach to payroll projects to ensure that the payruns work every time, correctly and consistently.  The projects are always delivered on-time, on budget and within scope. “Payroll projects are notoriously risky. We worked closely on the Parliamentary enquiry into Queensland Health payroll debacle and have seen millions, if not billions, of dollars wasted by Australian enterprises that have underestimated the complexity of payroll, HRIS and ERP projects,” comments AgileXperts’ Director, Brett Cowan. “Nobody wants to see a payroll project fail. Changing payroll systems is considered a high-risk project simply because everyone in the organisation counts on being paid, paid on time and to the correct legislative requirements. If these projects do fail, the reputational, financial and judicial repercussions are huge – and not to forget the indirect impacts for staff members who are unable to pay their bills or mortgages simply because their employer couldn’t drive a successful outcome.”   “Payroll projects need not be high risk if you actively mitigate that risk.  You can do that by engaging an organisation which lives and breathes payroll project management. One of the key agile principles we embrace in payroll projects is breaking things down into incremental steps and following a methodology that modularizes complex technical, procedural and legislative work streams.”   “We saw hundreds of Australian enterprises embarking on enterprise wide payroll projects with quite a myopic view of project management – and we knew there needed to be a specialized approached to payroll and HRIS project systems so we developed our unique project framework (HOAP™️) which leverages both traditional and agile principles and enables us to deliver with confidence.  HOAP™️ embodies our learnings from every project we’ve ever delivered and also the significant mistakes we see whilst working as an Expert Witness in Supreme Court cases, and distills those learnings down to patterns that every one of our Xperts can use at every client.” Cowan explains.   With recently completing a complex payroll project with KFC, the team at AgileXperts have multi-disciplinary expertise across the challenges of payroll projects including moving data between HRIS, payroll, finance and ERP systems. Each step requires scope, consolidation and export of data, often involving cumbersome manual entry or confirmation. Other components often include the building of employee self-service systems, fully integrated payroll interfaces that automatically enters time, salary, and payroll data with a modern, social UI. There is also the consideration to accommodate complex legislative payment award systems and Enterprise Agreement factors including calculation of earnings, deductions, contributions, taxes, sick leave, annual leave, child support payments, superannuation and university loan payments.     “It’s these complexities are often greatly undervalued by leadership, IT and business operations teams which ultimately make them a high-risk project. Complex payroll environments consume inordinate amounts of time and money, especially at fast-growing companies that need to focus resources on innovation and customer service," says Cowan.   "These next-generation payroll project methodologies and services make AgileXperts the go-to solution for businesses that want to reduce the risk of implementing change to their payroll systems, thereby improving payroll accuracy and cost-efficiency while natively integrating with best-of-breed technology across accounting, expense management and finance.” concludes Cowan.   For more information on AgileXperts, please visit   To interview Brett Cowan, please contact:   Lara Pascoe TechTent Technology Marketing E. P. +61 477977103 4 Dos & Don’ts for High-Quality Website Designs – Our Guide 2020-07-01T08:17:04Z 4-dos-amp-don-ts-for-high-quality-website-designs-our-guide When it comes to building a robust digital marketing strategy, one keyword that comes up time and time again is “high quality.” From social media marketing strategies to pay-per-click (PPC) marketing campaigns, the need for impeccable quality and its relation to eventual success is evident. In the case of businesses all over Perth, only a few competitors recognise this greater need for utmost quality all over one’s digital marketing strategy. However, there’s one aspect that many still overlook: their web design. The importance of web design While it seems like a simple concept at first, the design of any website is interlinked with your digital marketing strategy because of the influence it holds on the potential for success. Whether it is at the top of the funnel or at the very bottom, this factor goes beyond merely being aesthetic. In fact, it’s the driving force for results-driven strategies in most cases. Fortunately, getting ahead of the competition by building a robust website design that’s guaranteed to see tremendous results isn’t as complex or complicated as you expect. If you’re looking to keep your web design on par with the baseline standards for success regardless of how tough the competition is, here are the dos and don’ts that you should not overlook. Read the full article 3 Web Design Trends to Watch Out for This 2020 2020-07-01T08:15:56Z 3-web-design-trends-to-watch-out-for-this-2020 With half of the year passing by quickly, you might still be looking for a crucial opportunity to take your operations up a notch and bounce back after the slowdown caused by COVID-19. As more businesses seek to revert back to their pre-lockdown workflows, it’s vital to ensure that you’re adapting as well. Between introducing more promos to bring your cash flow back to life and introducing safer ways to come back to your store, there is much to be done to get back on the path to continual growth and scaling. While there is an abundance of details that you’ll need to deal with in the coming months or weeks, there’s one question that you should ask yourself: “Is my web design up to par with the latest trends?” Why it’s important to have an updated website The field of web design is one that is continuously evolving as the matter of what constitutes an effective example changes along with shifting consumer preferences. In comparison with other business practices that don’t bear the same urgency, building a successful design that meets consumer expectations and gets the right results is a continuous process. Although it seems menial at first, brushing up on the latest trends in web design essentially equates to knowing what works and what won’t, which is an advantage for kickstarting your operations after the COVID-19 slump. Additionally, having an up-to-date web design is important because the Internet now has a greater grasp on what businesses need to succeed. This leaves the future of your firm’s growth and profit potential in the hands of your website! Click here to read the full article. Hitachi Australia strengthens partnership with data engineering firm BizCubed to deliver Smart Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) in support of Digital Innovation 2020-07-01T06:09:40Z hitachi-australia-strengthens-partnership-with-data-engineering-firm-bizcubed-to-deliver-smart-platforms-as-a-service-paas-in-support-of-digital-innovation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sydney, July 1, 2020 --- Hitachi Australia Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501; “Hitachi”), has solidified its relationship with BizCubed Pty. Ltd. (“BizCubed”) by establishing a strategic partnership to deliver initiatives that co- create socially innovative solutions for the Oceania region.  Hitachi has a stated goal to be a global leader of Social Innovation Business as per its 2021 Mid-term Management Plan. BizCubed is a leading company in industrial data engineering and has been a key delivery partner of Hitachi Australia since 2015. BizCubed was recently recognised by Hitachi for its work in advancing digital agriculture and smart farming, enabling Hitachi Australia to win the ‘Inspiration of the Year Global Award’ in 2019, which is Hitachi’s internal recognition program for initiatives showcasing Hitachi's core values.  Hitachi Australia and BizCubed will collaborate to develop digital solutions by bringing Hitachi’s world leading technology solutions to Australia and combining them with BizCubed’s Data Engineering and Enablement Platform (DEEP). Together, these technologies offer leading-edge capability in data engineering and social innovation to accelerate co-creation. These solutions will leverage Hitachi Lumada*1 and are initially targeted at Smart Agriculture and Smart Cities initiatives.  This partnership further affirms Hitachi’s commitment to developing world-class digital solution capability in Australia. In October 2019, Hitachi announced that it had entered into an agreement with the NSW government to establish a “Kyōsō Centre”*2 in Western Sydney to accelerate the growth of start-up companies and small to medium enterprises ("SMEs") through an open collaborative model to support economic development and job creation.  BizCubed is expected to play a significant role in delivering on the promise of the Kyōsō Centre, and this agreement is an important step along that journey.  On the Partnership:  “We are excited to bring our almost 15 years of experience in Australia to this partnership. BizCubed and Hitachi have already produced innovative outcomes for our shared customers, and we are excited to lean heavily into Hitachi’s forward-thinking initiatives of Smart Cities, Health, and Social Innovation. The size, scale, and expertise of Hitachi is a perfect complement to BizCubed’s engineering capability, and we look forward to the positive impact this will have on our community both locally and beyond - Zachary Zeus, CEO, BizCubed Pty. Ltd.  “I have great expectations for building a stronger relationship with BizCubed and to grow the Social Innovation Business in the Oceania region together. Hitachi intends to accelerate its efforts in the Social Innovation Business and to promote "human-centric" innovations to address challenges brought about by COVID-19. Even in Oceania, we are aiming to improve people's daily lives and build a “people-centric” smart society. To achieve this, BizCubed's data management technology is pivotal, and I am convinced this partnership is a sure step towards this goal” - Chie Mashima, Managing Director, Hitachi Australia Pty. Ltd.   -ENDS- About Hitachi, Ltd.  Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at  About BizCubed Pty. Ltd.  BizCubed Pty. Ltd. is an Australian company that focuses on helping people make better decisions each day. We are a data engineering firm that helps businesses make sense of the complicated world of data. By applying engineering principles and approaches to data, we create an environment where repeatable data processes can be automated, streamlined and continuously improved, while the nuanced data processes that are specific to our customers’ business can be tailored and refined to meet their exact needs. This is all delivered via our Smart Data Engineering and Enablement Platform (DEEP) as a Service. 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