The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-25T23:35:40Z ORIX’s new Innovation GM is ready to drive further transformation 2018-11-25T23:35:40Z orixs-new-innovation-gm-is-ready-to-drive-further-transformation Sydney, Australia – November 26, 2018 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has announced that Richard Hilliard has joined the team as General Manager, Technology and Innovation of ORIX Australia. Known for its willingness to push new boundaries in digital transformation, ORIX was recognised in the AFR Most Innovative Companies list in 2017 and 2018. Hilliard will lead the fleet management company through the next stage of its digital journey, overseeing all platforms, integrations and internal processes to manage the large volumes of fleet data ORIX provides to its customers through its client platform, OneView. “We see innovation as a commitment to providing better client outcomes, and it’s embedded in all aspects of our culture,” commented Reggie Cabal, CEO and Managing Director of ORIX Australia & NZ. “With Richard’s background in financial services and digital transformation, we’re looking forward to further challenging old ways of working in the fleet industry.” Hilliard spent the last three years leading digital transformation at Aussie Home Loans, and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex change across the financial services sector. He says he finds ORIX’s attitude towards transformation refreshing, as the leadership team clearly see it as the driving force in ORIX’s future. “There is a huge opportunity to use the vehicle data we have to further improve our customer experience, and help them reduce costs and optimise their asset use,” he says. He is also excited to bring his knowledge and experience to an industry that is undergoing such significant transformation globally. “This is a chance to work in the dynamic mobility market, where electric vehicles and driverless cars are inevitable. ORIX sees that as an opportunity, rather than a threat, and is leading the way in its focus on what that means for its clients.” Hilliard says his main motivation is building effective partnerships and high-performing teams who get close to the customer, and he’s been surprised and delighted by the deep industry knowledge and passion of his new team at ORIX. “They’ve already delivered some great achievements, so we have a strong base to build on.” ORIX has just released its new customer reporting, providing insights including fleet efficiency tracking, driver behaviour monitoring and fleet performance against industry benchmarks. Hilliard will now focus on meeting customers to understand how ORIX can make their lives easier, so the organisation can continue to drive positive change. <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) is one of the world’s leading fleet management companies. In Australia and New Zealand, we’ve provided fleet management, commercial vehicle rentals and leasing and novated leasing for more than 30 years. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView platform, ORIX Share and ORIXi, we help our clients get more value from their vehicles and manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. Truckline to focus on facilities investment 2018-11-20T04:08:21Z truckline-to-focus-on-facilities-investment Hi There , Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z 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. Event Alert: Truckline Caboolture 10 year anniversary 2018-11-14T05:33:57Z event-alert-truckline-caboolture-10-year-anniversary j Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T01:11:08Z 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- Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T22:22:43Z 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. CeMAT AUSTRALIA helping to future proof the warehousing and intralogistics industry 2018-08-06T03:15:00Z cemat-australia-helping-to-future-proof-the-warehousing-and-intralogistics-industry Melbourne was the focus for innovation in intralogistics and materials handling last week, with over 2,500 renowned industry leaders and delegates converging for CeMAT AUSTRALIA from 24-26 July at MCEC. Comprising of three full days of expert learning, networking and industry insights, CeMAT is the world’s leading trade fair for materials handling, intralogistics and supply chain management. Over 25 high-profile experts presented exclusively at the conference, with executives and decision makers attending from across Australia to hear the latest on ‘industry 4.0’ in intralogistics, materials handling and the supply chain. Two exemplary sessions during the Knowledge Program offered relevant case studies providing the audience with practical applications to take away: Rod Barnes, General Manager Delivery, Australia Post, examined how Australia Post is collaborating with local retailers to meet fast-paced online shopping demands in his presentation, ‘A look at how market dynamics have changed in recent years and how Australia Post is working with major eCommerce businesses to fulfil their supply chain demand’ Kevin Gunn, General Manager Supply Chain, Coles, discussed the retail giant’s internal experience in ‘Intralogistics optimising at Coles: Improving efficiencies throughout the warehouse to ensure customers have great availability and fresh product every day’ Daniel Mortimer, Event Director, Hannover Fairs, commented on the success of the Knowledge Program offering insights into industry trends, product innovations and customer case studies. “Inviting both vendors and end users to speak on the program allowed for CeMAT visitors to have a well-rounded opinion on the current state of the intralogistics industry. It proved to be highly effective, with a number of presentations having standing room only,” said Mortimer. The 105 exhibitors at the event collectively reported positive feedback about the quality of visitors on the showfloor, after networking and showcasing first-hand their latest products. Exhibitors included the likes of; C.H. Robinson, Vanderlande, KNAPP, Panasonic Business, Paperless Warehousing Group, Swisslog, Dematic and CHEP. Greg Perrot, Managing Director at Cowin Global said, “Cowin Global Australia exhibited at CeMAT 2018 in Melbourne and again can only say it was a great success. We increased our quality leads by 100% from 2016, the people we met on the stand were the decision makers which is exactly what any business needs to increase their market awareness as well as increase their sales. “We not only sold stock directly from the stand, but within a week of the show being over, we have received numerous purchase orders from new customers. We confirmed our spot on the last day of the show to exhibit at CeMAT 2020 and have no doubt it will be a sound investment in our future in Australia. “I would urge anyone thinking of exhibiting at CeMAT 2020 to STOP THINKING and confirm your spot now, as it is, without doubt a great show, well organised and marketed to ensure the right people attend. You will reap the rewards,” said Perrot. Cara Skelsey, Marketing Manager at Dematic also said, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA once again provided a fantastic opportunity for Dematic to exhibit its wide range of solutions, connect with a number of business leaders and decision makers, and share and discuss innovations in the industry.” Wrapping up the second day, the Industry Leader Drinks Reception, treated over 300 VIPs and exhibitors to an evening with guest presenter, Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs, said CeMAT AUSTRALIA was a high point of the 2018 industry calendar, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA highlighted the innovations that are transforming the intralogistics industry. The diversity in solutions available on the showfloor allowed for a wide array of visitors to attend. “We are already excited to see what new technology will be showcased at the next CeMAT in Melbourne, which will take place on 7-9 June 2020,” said Stockbridge. CeMAT AUSTRALIA will return in 2020. For more information about CeMAT Australia visit: www.cemat.com.au Images: Hi-res available and royalty free from CeMAT Australia Flickr page. Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations Grand Prix Corporation, CeMAT Showfloor Industry Leader Drinks Reception CeMAT Showfloor CeMAT AUSTRALIA brings together human-machine collaborations on showfloor 2018-07-16T02:45:00Z cemat-australia-brings-together-human-machine-collaborations-on-showfloor CeMAT AUSTRALIA will showcase the latest in intralogistics, materials handling and innovative global technology, showcasing first-hand how industry 4.0 is revolutionising the warehouse process. Across the CeMAT exhibition and Knowledge Theatre, industry leaders will demonstrate how improved automation, machine-to-machine communications, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digitalisation in materials handling is transforming the future of warehousing, supply chain and intralogistics. CeMAT AUSTRALIA: When: Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 July 2018 Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au Complimentary media passes are available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to cemat@zadroagency.com.au Industry Leaders Drinks Reception Select attendees of CeMAT AUSTRALIA will be able to join the Industry Leader Drinks Reception, with special guest keynote speaker, Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO and General Manager Operations of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Ashley will give an operational overview of what it takes to deliver the Australian Grand Prix as well as share some anecdotes from his time working with the corporation on the event. Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, CeMAT Bar When: 5pm Wednesday 25 July 2018 This exclusive drinks reception brings together VIPs and exhibitors for a networking opportunity, it’s the perfect environment to build relationships, meet new contacts or just relax with like-minded people. For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au/industry-leaders-drinks-reception Innovations and highlights include: Swisslog and KUKA Robotics In a partnership featuring their warehouse automation robots and augmented reality, Swisslog and KUKA Robotics demonstrate the importance of human-machine collaborations. Visit stand F12 on the showfloor for a demonstration of KUKA Collaborative Robot working alongside KUKA Connect, a cloud-based software platform that allows users to access their robot analytics from any device, at any time. Image – taken from https://www.kuka.com/en-au Daifuku With the fastest speed in the industry, Daifuku will showcase an STV Sorting Transfer Vehicle, a high-throughput material handling solution which transports pallets in combination with automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) at a speed up to 200m/min. Visit stand C18 to find out why they are ranked #1 amongst material handling companies in the aviation and logistics sectors. Image – taken from https://www.daifuku.com/ GreyOrange GreyOrange will showcase their latest innovation, Butler PickPal for high-speed auto-fulfillment. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Vision, this collaborative robot revolutionises the auto-fulfillment process and can do up to 500 picks per hour. Visit stand A22 to see the rest of their Butler range of robotics solutions. Image – taken from https://www.greyorange.com/ Vanderlande Vanderlande will feature a unique 3D, shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) – Adapto, with built-in sorting and sequencing capabilities. Visit stands F13 and F18 to see their tray sorters, demonstrating how they can sort through pieces of fashion garments. Image – taken from https://www.vanderlande.com/ DEMATIC Having recently completed the market-leading, Toll Advanced Retail & eCommerce Fulfilment Centre, DEMATIC is showcasing their state-of-the-art Toll DC through virtual reality. watch demonstrations of its real time logistics solutions, including voice technology, smart glasses, and the latest of DEMATIC’s suite of mobility technologies visit stand G2. Don’t miss this biennial event, join us for CeMAT AUSTRALIA at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24 - 26 July 2018. To view the full Knowledge Theatre program visit: www.cemat.com.au/knowledge-theatre For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au Ola appoints Simon Smith as Managing Director for Australia 2018-07-04T05:23:53Z ola-appoints-simon-smith-as-managing-director-for-australia Press Release Ola appoints Simon Smith as Managing Director for Australia Sydney - Australia, 4 July 2018: Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-sharing platforms, is strengthening its presence in Australia with the appointment of Simon Smith as Managing Director. Simon will head and develop the leadership team and play a pivotal role in building Ola’s presence including strategy, marketing, product development, customer service, and engagement with driver-partners and other stakeholders. Simon’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of eBay Australia, Non-Executive Director of Sportsbet, VP of Virtual Offices at Servcorp and a consultant at McKinsey and Company. Speaking of his new position, Simon Smith, Managing Director, Ola Australia, said: “I relish building organisations from the ground up and I am delighted to join the ranks at Ola. It’s rare to find a brand like Ola that has built its success on a community-first approach, and that is committed to giving driver-partners a better deal with industry-leading commissions.” Ola is currently available in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and shortly will launch in Adelaide. Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola said:“I’m really excited to have Simon join us as MD. Simon is a very entrepreneurial and strategic leader who has demonstrated strong business and people leadership in his career. He will lead Ola’s mission to build the future of mobility in Australia and create impact for the millions of consumers and tens of thousands of driver partners.” Taking a refreshing approach to ride-sharing, Ola’s focus is on investing in driver-partners and supporting them with new technology, training and ways to increase earnings. Ensuring they take home more for each ride, Ola's driver-partners are starting with a commission rate of 7.5%, one of the lowest rates in the industry. Ola is also the first ride-sharing company in Australia to offer daily payments to driver-partners. Since launching in January, the service has received a positive response from driver-partners with close to 40,000 registrations. By enabling driver-partners to provide the best experience possible, customers in turn will be delighted by their ride. ENDS For more details: Team-Ola@opragency.com.au Note to editors: Founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver-partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent, and quick service fulfilment. Ola is focused on leveraging the best of technology and building innovative solutions ground-up, that are relevant at global scale. Notably, in 2016, Ola Play the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing was launched, transforming commuting experiences and setting the tone for global innovation in this space. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110+ cities, can connect with over 1,000,000 driver-partners across cabs, auto-rickshaws, and taxis. Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Businesses Are Investing in Technology to Improve Customer Experience, but Many Are Still Falling Short of Giving Customers What They Want 2018-06-06T22:06:57Z businesses-are-investing-in-technology-to-improve-customer-experience-but-many-are-still-falling-short-of-giving-customers-what-they-want Nearly two-thirds (60%) of respondents in Australia say more work is needed by companies to improve their online experience Customer experience (CX) ratings vary by vertical with hospitality leading the way globally More than half of all respondents think machine-to-people interactions will improve CX Australian consumers still believe they will have the better customer experience in a physical location than an online store A new Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) survey of 5,000 adults from Australia, the United States, UK, France and Germany indicates a measurable disconnect between the advancements organisations think they are making to deliver exceptional customer experience and how customers actually view their commercial interactions. Specifically, less than half of respondents believe the technology needed to deliver the perfect online buying experience is available. This stands in stark contrast to findings of a previous Mitel survey in which 90 percent of IT decision-makers optimistically reported progress in improving customer experience through the use of technology. While a clear sign of the growing pains associated with digital transformation initiatives underway globally, the new survey also uncovers an opportunity for technology to play a key role in defining and keeping pace with changing buyer behaviour and preferences. In fact, over half of those surveyed believe machine-to-people interactions will positively transform the customer experience (51% in Australia). Vertical Visionaries, Leaders and Followers As customer experience becomes increasingly critical for businesses to remain relevant and compete, Mitel’s survey shows differences in customer satisfaction across vertical industries. Growing use of cloud communications and applications, combined with emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, chatbots, and natural language processing (NLP), are creating new ways for companies to nurture and build customer relationships. Winning companies will be those that are able to differentiate their brands by delivering seamless experiences across physical and digital environments, devices and channels. Currently, some segments are doing better than others. Hospitality leads the charge: Hospitality management knows the first stop on the itinerary for today’s travellers are online review sites. Before booking a trip, consumers want to hear what others have to say. In fact, it’s a near-universal activity. Given the impact reviews can have on average daily room rates, it’s no surprise this industry takes customer satisfaction seriously, receiving top marks among those surveyed. Australians also responded with high satisfaction rates (41%) with regards to their online experience with hospitality providers. Physical retail isn’t dead, but the customer experience is: More than 60 percent of shopping done by respondents still takes place in a physical store, though that number is shifting. When asked about the challenges faced by today’s brick-and-mortar retail outlets, three out of five respondents say the fact retail stores are struggling has more to do with the customer experience they provide, not products. While Australians are currently shopping in physical stores at much higher levels (74%) they agree with their global counterparts that customer service just doesn’t exist anymore. A seamless omnichannel approach is critical for this market, where more than one-third (36%) of Australian respondents note they make purchasing decisions based on the experiences brands provide versus the products and services offered. Chatbots can be used to manage simple tasks, while IoT and team collaboration tools open up new avenues for communications across media, whether it’s voice, email, SMS, web chat, social media or a website. Speed is the game in sports and entertainment: In the fast-paced world of sports and entertainment, immediate and clear communication is a necessity. Forty-nine percent of Australian respondents point to simplicity and speed as the most important factor in a good customer service experience, slightly higher than the global average (45%). Availability vital in healthcare: Healthcare organisations receive the lowest marks from respondents in all countries when it comes to customer service. Australian respondents, in particular, say availability and 24/7 service (40%) is the most important feature they look for from healthcare services, followed by simplicity and speed (36%). Additional insights from the data indicate: Bots, AI and machines can fill the customer service gap: Consumers appear to be increasingly comfortable with machine-to-people interactions when shopping online, with over 78 percent of Australian respondents saying they are satisfied dealing with automated processes. Most do not want to interact with a person while shopping online unless the service is very complicated, or they are having trouble finding the product or service they need. Half of Australian consumers and over 60 percent of U.S. respondents say if they could shop without speaking to a person, it would be a good thing. Even so, physical retailers need to balance the use of technology. Consumers do expect people to efficiently help them when shopping in a physical storefront. Mobile reigns supreme in the United States; Australia favours in-store: Of all respondents, U.S. and Australian consumers shop most frequently during a typical week. There are also notable differences by country regarding how and where consumers shop. U.S. respondents reach for their smartphone and use apps; Britons like shopping online via their tablets; French shoppers most often use their laptops; Germans are more likely to use a desktop computer; and Australians prefer a physical store location (74%). In Australia, brands can’t be complacent about improving their online presence. While more Australians still prefer buying goods and services in physical stores, more than two in five (42%) say they want to shop even more online, and just one in ten Australians (9%) say they don’t like shopping online at all. Seven in ten Australians (71%) say overall, shopping online is more convenient than shopping in a store. To meet this growing demand for online services, and the change taking place in consumer behaviours and expectations, brands need to consider a greater level of consistency across both the online and physical experience for their customers. Mitel’s study is the latest in its Business Insights Survey Series, which builds on previous research from August 2017 where more than 75 percent of IT decision-makers said they planned to tie together devices, emerging technologies, and communications and collaboration capabilities within two years to enable machine-to-people interactions to improve customer experience. This body of work expands on the concept established by Mitel in 2016 of “Giving Machines a Voice” to enable IoT and other machine triggers to launch real-time communications workflows that can improve how companies work and collaborate. Exploring a different angle, this survey examines how consumers view customer experience in shopping for goods and services across market segments, including retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, health care, financial services and utilities. For more results and a closer look at regional or country-specific data, download the white paper. Quotes “As physical and digital worlds begin to seamlessly intersect, how effectively a company serves its customers across both domains determines tomorrow’s winners and losers,” said Jon Brinton, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Solutions at Mitel. “By supplementing existing applications and investments with new technologies such as AI, team collaboration and IoT, companies can better communicate and collaborate internally and externally and begin to proactively deliver the level of customer experience buyers expect.” “The data shows no matter where you are in the world, customer experience matters—bottom line,” said survey administrator Regina Corso of Regina Corso Consulting. “In order to truly connect with customers on their own terms, organisations must look for new ways to balance technology investments with personalised customer service. Those that are able to navigate this balance will go on to build strong brand loyalty with their customers, helping them succeed in today’s highly competitive purchasing environment.” Additional Facts Mitel has been recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for four consecutive years. Synergy Research Group has confirmed Mitel’s position as the #2 unified communications as a service (UCaaS) vendor worldwide. Mitel hosted cloud solutions are trusted by more than one million global subscribers. Related Materials Download the “Giving Machines a Voice” white paper Download the "Customer Experience for Dummies" e-book. Read the guide on "5 Steps to Increase Revenue Through Customer Experience." Download the "Digital Transformation for Dummies" e-book. About Mitel A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 70 million business users in more than 100 countries. For more information, go to www.mitel.com/en-au and follow us on Twitter @Mitel_AU. Contact Information PR agency contact Martin Aungle Explore Communications +61 (0)415 917 381 maungle@explorecomms.com.au Media – EMEA & APAC Sandrine Quinton +33 (0)130-964-301 sandrine.quinton@mitel.com New Andatech Sentry professional baton breathalyser 2018-05-11T02:52:17Z new-andatech-sentry-professional-baton-breathalyser Leading Australian breathalyser company, Andatech, has launched a new breathalyser, Andatech Sentry, which is baton-shaped and designed for professional use. Andatech designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The Andatech Sentry breathalyser provides fast and easy testing of a person’s alcohol concentration and is particularly suited to roadside testing of drivers by fleet transport operators/drivers or law enforcement officers. The breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute and provide results up to two decimal places. It can also be used on an unconscious person to detect the level of alcohol in their breath using the breathalyser's manual sampling function. With innovative fuel cell sensor technology, the Andatech Sentry displays results numerically within five seconds. If the result exceeds the device’s set point value, the device will vibrate and sound an alarm. Features of the Andatech Sentry include: An in-built magnet so the device can be attached to vehicles when conducting tests, thereby helping to prevent damage to the unit. It can be used as a traffic baton and flashlight making it ideal for traffic enforcement officers. Manual LED lighting that offers displays in white, red, red blinking, and red/blue, which is beneficial at night. USB connectivity so it can be connected to PC software for more detailed settings. The manual sampling function allows users to detect alcohol presence in suspect drinks. The passive ‘cone-type’ blow cap can easily be replaced and washed for hygienic re-use. Subjects simply blow into the unit from 4-5 cm away to be tested. The Andatech Sentry is 276 mm long and 44.5 mm wide, comes with AA alkaline batteries and is compatible with rechargeable batteries for convenience and continuous usage. With a calibration frequency of 5,000 tests in 12 months, the 370g device (including batteries) shows the number of days and tests before calibration is required. It also has a calibration grace period that allows use past the calibration due date before the unit is locked. The Andatech Sentry has a one-year warranty and is only available from Andatech and selected third party testers around Australia. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ To request any of these photos in higher resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams. Ola appoints Natasha Daly as Marketing Director for Australia 2018-04-18T22:46:40Z ola-appoints-natasha-daly-as-marketing-director-for-australia Sydney - Australia, Thursday 19 April 2018: Following successful launches in Perth, Sydney and most recently Melbourne, Ola, one of the world’s largest ride sharing platforms, today announced the appointment of Natasha Daly as Marketing Director at Ola Australia. Natasha joins the leadership team at Ola to lead the marketing & brand functions. Natasha brings over 20 years of global, multi-disciplined experience, having worked with world class organisations such as P&G and Caltex. With a passion for designing and launching new brands across FMCG and Retail, Natasha has enjoyed a career across marketing, strategy and supply chain. In her most recent position with Caltex Australia, Natasha launched a disruptive retail brand “The Foodary”. Of her new position, Natasha Daly, Marketing Director, Ola Australia said: “I’m thrilled to join Ola and look forward to building a world class brand and team in Australia. Ola is entrepreneurial with a great culture, and I look forward to seeing what magic we can create for customers and driver-partners, as we seek to provide the best rideshare experience possible in the country.” As part of the leadership team in Australia, Natasha will play a crucial role in building a strong business across the country, as the brand looks to expand into other cities over the course of the year. Chandra Nath, Vice President, Head of International at Ola, said: “We are really pleased to have Natasha, a proven marketer join Ola. Natasha has demonstrated throughout her career an ability to build brands into success stories, and we’re excited to welcome her to the team as we look towards launching nationwide across Australia, in the coming months.” Taking a refreshing approach to ridesharing, Ola’s focus is on investing in driver-partners and supporting them with new technology, training and ways to increase earnings. Since launching in Perth in January, the service has received a positive response from driver-partners with over 15,000 registrations. By enabling driver-partners to provide the best experience possible, customers will in turn enjoy high-quality journeys at affordable prices. ENDS For more details: team-ola@ogilvy.com.au Acronis Secure and Reliable Data Protection Solutions Drive Market Growth in Automotive and Motorsport Industries 2017-09-28T08:09:26Z acronis-secure-and-reliable-data-protection-solutions-drive-market-growth-in-automotive-and-motorsport-industries Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 September 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection for businesses of any size and individual users, meets the needs of the modern IT infrastructure, offering complete protection for all data through backup, storage, and file sync and share solutions. Today, at the Acronis Racing Week event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Acronis and Scuderia Toro Rosso presented the latest Acronis Access Advanced 8.0, an enterprise file sync and share solution helping companies ensure security and flexibility when sharing data with remote devices. Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team uses Acronis Access Advanced to share confidential telemetry data and R&D documents between the factory, trackside engineers, and subcontractors. “With Acronis Access Advanced, we’re in full control of our data. We can track the information path and even remote-wipe a laptop, tablet or mobile device if it is lost or stolen to prevent a competitor from accessing the data. Our plan is to share sensitive data that way,” said Raffaele Boschetti, Scuderia Toro Rosso Head of IT. Acronis’ products are favored by motor racing and automotive industry players, who whom security and data protection reliability is of ultimate importance. 30 percent of new enterprise customers originate from the automotive field. With a global R&D center in Singapore, Acronis released innovative solutions to extend the functionality of its award-winning data protection products. This includes Acronis hybrid cloud architecture giving users complete data management flexibility, AI-based ransomware protection capable of blocking zero-day cyber-attacks, and blockchain-based data certification for immutable proof of data validity. These technologies have been instrumental in the company’s success. In the last year alone, Acronis True Image business increased by 20%, Acronis Backup by 25% and Acronis Access business by over 200% as of September 2017. Acronis Backup Cloud, innovative Backup-as-a-Service for service providers also continues to grow at a rate of more than 100% a year, accompanied by a 350% growth in the number of protected devices and 400% growth of data stored in the Acronis Cloud. To find out more about Acronis innovative technology, visit http://www.acronis.com/ To become Acronis partner, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/ About Acronis Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more at acronis.com. Acronis and Renault e.dams Announce Team Partnership 2017-09-27T05:43:01Z acronis-and-renault-e-dams-announce-team-partnership Sydney, Australia, 27 September 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud IT data protection and Renault Sport Racing today announced an innovative technology partnership in which Acronis will provide cloud storage, backup, and active ransomware protection based on artificial intelligence for the Renault Sport Racing IT infrastructure. The announcement was made in conjunction with the team manager and four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost, at a gala event in Paris, where the Renault e.dams team celebrated its third consecutive Formula E championship title. “We are happy to have Acronis as a partner, as they share our values and passion for innovation. Every team needs data to improve performance and technology. Acronis makes sure every bit of our data is protected and accessible to us when we need it”, - said Alain Prost, Four-time F1 world champion and co-owner of Renault e.dams Formula E Team. The new partnership expands the presence of Acronis in automotive and manufacturing environments that require high reliability and performance. Today, Acronis’ products are extensively used by racing teams, and automotive industry with 30% of new enterprise customers originate from the automotive field. Renault Sport Racing will begin deploying Acronis technology starting with Acronis Storage, an innovative software-defined storage (SDS) solution, to achieve scalability and streamline the management of rapidly growing amounts of data. High definition video feeds, race simulation models, designs, wind tunnel tests, and telemetry data must be stored, protected and shared among multiple teams to ensure performance improvements, as well as compliance with FIA regulations regarding the access to historical data. Data is extremely important for winning the races - data lost in the datacenter leads to defeat on the racetrack. Acronis Storage and Acronis Backup Cloud solutions will help Renault Sport Racing and Renault-e.dams Team avoid downtime and any disruptions caused by data loss. Renault Sport Racing chose Acronis because of reliability is proven by many manufacturing and automotive companies, innovative capabilities of the software-defined storage. Acronis Storage offers universal access over multiple protocols iSCSI, S3, Acronis Backup Gateway, NFS, and SMB/CIFS and VTL coming soon in 2018. Acronis CloudRAID technology provides seamless scalability for redundancy, Blockchain-based Acronis Notary allows data certification and validation. With new capabilities available to customers every quarter, Acronis ensures that the constantly evolving customer needs are covered. “We’re pleased to welcome Acronis as our innovative technology partner and as Team Partner of our Formula E Team Renault-e.dams. We operate in a highly competitive environment where losing data is not an option. As a global leader in data protection with a proven track record in the automotive industry, Acronis is perfectly positioned to protect our systems from downtime caused by data loss,” said Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director. “Automotive is an innovative industry. Connected devices, self-driving cars rely on data availability. All this data needs to be protected. Acronis brings artificial intelligence and machine learning to make our data protection and storage technology even more competitive. Winning is not just about winning, it’s also about cost-effectiveness and efficiency, and Acronis will deliver.” said CEO of Acronis Serguei Beloussov. About Acronis Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more at acronis.com. Acronis Access Advanced Brings Sophisticated Security and Precise Control to Mobile Data Sharing 2017-09-25T05:24:39Z acronis-access-advanced-brings-sophisticated-security-and-precise-control-to-mobile-data-sharing SYDNEY, Australia, 25 September 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection for business and consumers, today announced the availability of Acronis Access Advanced 8.0 — the latest version of mobile file access, sync & share solution for enterprises. Acronis Access Advanced 8.0 introduces new features designed to increase security, compliance, and convenience protecting shared data. It also extends the flexibility of integrating with other mobile applications. The new features include web-based file editing with Microsoft Office Online, simultaneous editing of documents by multiple users, extended sharing using nested folders with independent permissions, support for Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) without Intune MDM enrollment, allowing Intune app management with any MDM solution, and ZIP archive creation features inside the iOS app. Acronis Access Advanced is a perfect solution for companies who value data and performance. Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team uses Acronis Access Advanced to share confidential telemetry data and R&D documents between the factory, trackside engineers, and subcontractors. “With Acronis Access Advanced, we’re in full control of our data. We can track the information path and even remote-wipe a laptop, tablet or mobile device if it is lost or stolen to prevent a competitor from accessing the data. Our plan is to share sensible data that way,” said Raffaele Boschetti, Scuderia Toro Rosso Head of IT. US Air Force Air Combat Command A4, which maintains military aircraft, also uses Acronis Access Advanced. It allowed them to dramatically reduce electronic document management overhead by controlling and monitoring data on mobile devices remotely. Acronis Access Advanced simplifies the management of shared data while meeting the strictest requirements for secure file sharing. It also removes the risks associated with using public file sync & share services, such as inability to choose data storage location or monitor user activities. It addresses the need of modern businesses for secure file access, sync and share — something that has been validated by a 200% YoY growth in sales. Key capabilities Mobile, web and desktop client access Encryption in-transit and on-device Full IT control of sharing options and recipients Mobile Office editing and PDF annotation Web-based Office editing via MS Office Online iOS document provider extension for convenient view, edit and save back from other mobile apps Remote lock and wipe of mobile app Integration with leading MAM platforms from MobileIron, BlackBerry, Microsoft and others New features, introduced in Acronis Access Advanced 8.0 Safe editing of sensitive documents with Microsoft Office Online, without downloading them to endpoint devices Collaborative co-editing of documents Microsoft Intune MAM independent from MDM support Extended flexibility when syncing and sharing folders Ability to create ZIP archives in the Acronis Access iOS app “Mobile file access, sync and share, is an integral part of every business. Today’s employees spend hours working on their mobile devices, both at home and in transit. Without a secure solution like Acronis Access Advanced, they’re putting their business data at risk. Acronis Access Advanced gives employers an easy way to control what is shared and who accesses the data. It is an important security measure for every business,” said Gaidar Magdanurov, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis. For more information, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-au/mobility/access-advanced/ About Acronis Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more at acronis.com.