The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-12-13T05:54:00Z Celebrated NLP Life Coach Holds Workshop At Teksmobile 2019-12-13T05:54:00Z celebrated-nlp-life-coach-holds-workshop-at-teksmobile Teksmobile - a leading technology company held a workshop on ‘Team Building & Enthusiasm’ to boost the employees. The session was conducted by renowned NLP life coach Mrs. Nishi Arora.  It was a very fun day for the people at the technology company. The session kick started on a funny note to energise the attendees and moved forward to explore the principles of team building. The day was high on motivation, there were many activities to cheer up the moods of the employees, get them away from work pressure and stress.  The session started off with a trick question, “I need some volunteers. Who all are up?” A few of the employees were interested, few went with little hesitation and few were reluctant. And to everyone’s surprise, they all won prizes just to introduce themselves. Of course, it was to test the voluntary spirit of the employees.  Followed by this small surprise, there was a session on ‘how to make the best of opportunities’. In the session, the employees were explained how they should hop on every opportunity they come across in their professional lives. It was a session encouraging the employees to be proactive and look for opportunities. Even if no one is giving them an opportunity, they should create their own opportunity to attain their version of success was the crux/message of the session.  Gradually, the audience was immersing in the session, motivated to be one of the most thoughtful and entertaining audiences. And of course, when the unity activity happened, the technology company was on its toes to show their unity. They played a card game where everyone of them was given a playing card. Once they all had their cards, they had to make a team with the people having the similar cards. One of the senior members of the company recalled that it was a delight seeing everyone participating and having fun.  During the session, the geeks were enlightened about working in unison without having the thought of jealousy and surpassing their team members. The employees said, it was something they had been following since the company’s inception. And they believe in loyalty towards the company and their team members. Also, Nishi Arora acknowledged the fact that the youngest geek in the company is just nineteen and the most experienced one in the folks have been serving for thirteen years now. Following this there was a balloon popping game which ended with a surprising yet fun result.  The session mainly concentrated on stress management and work pressure. Nishi Arora being an experienced life coach had a good hook on the solutions to these problems. The employees were lectured on the ways to stay motivated, cheerful and positive. There was a good session on ‘content reframing’ & ‘context reframing’. In the session attendees were made familiar with the habit of seeing things in a positive way. There was an activity where the audience were given a set of situation which were demotivating in reality and the audience were challenged to give it a positive spin. Followed by which, the teks employees were set to learn empathy and show their problem solving abilities. The audience was divided into certain groups, where the person with the problem chit had to write a problem he was facing in his professional or personal lives and others from the team had to write plausible solutions to it. The Teks employees managed to find solutions to the problems like ‘how to balance between work and personal life’, ‘how to inculcate saving habits’, ‘ how to improve family relationships’.  The whole team of teksmobile was very thankful to Mr Hussain Fakhruddin. Nishi Arora added, Hussain is one of the rarest in his kind. He is not a person who will take leverage of his position as the global CEO. He is polite with his colleagues and concerned for them. As a vote of thanks and to show their love for the global CEO of teksmobile, the whole team stood up and applauded in unison. Hussain mentioned, he is very happy with his team, they all have given a lot to the company and Teksmobile has managed to win so many milestones because of his team.  The whole Teksmobile team also thanked the Mr and Mrs Arora for the outstanding workshop. Some of the employees mentioned they got to learn a lot. The workshop was like a fresh air for them and they will surely inculcate their learning to do better for themselves and Teksmobile.  To know more about ethics and working culture Teksmobile Software, visit https://teksmobile.com/. To get in touch with the company’s representatives, dial +61-280385078 and/or send emails to hello@teksmobile.com.au. Teksmobile plans to organise more such sessions in future. Nishi Arora was also more than enthusiastic about future sessions at Teksmobile.   AIIA seeks consultation following Government's response to ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry 2019-12-12T03:25:26Z aiia-seeks-consultation-following-governments-response-to-accc-digital-platform-inquiry Sydney, Australia – 12 December 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak member body for the ICT industry, has issued the below statement following the Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry. AIIA welcomes the release of the report titled ‘Regulating in the digital age – Government Response and Implementation Roadmap for the Digital Platforms Inquiry’. During the 12-week consultation period, the Government received more than 100 written submissions and held numerous meetings to better understand stakeholder views. The AIIA acknowledges that the Government has the right to carefully consider the influence of large digital platforms. This must be balanced against the risks that further regulatory measures may impact innovation and the operation of the digital economy. The AIIA is reviewing the Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, but are seeking assurances that the Government will consult widely with industry during its implementation. The AIIA looks forward to working with the Government, in particular on its commitment to consult around data privacy reforms. The Government’s response to the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry can be viewed here. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. For more information on AIIA Policy and Advocacy key areas please visit https://www.aiia.com.au/influence-And-leadership/policy-priorities Media Contact For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Advantage Accounting chooses Epson EcoTank Mono Printer Solution 2019-12-11T22:17:32Z advantage-accounting-chooses-epson-ecotank-mono-printer-solution As a company who is constantly advising their clients on how to create cost savings and efficiencies, Advantage Accounting recently had a cost saving decision of their own to make – which office printer to buy. When they assessed all the options they chose the Epson EcoTank Mono ET- M1120 printer.Advantage Accounting’s Chris O’Dea explained, “`We did a lot of research and the EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 printer was recommended by several retailers due to its fast printing capabilities and cost savings in regards to ink usage. In other words, it came with a strong word of mouth recommendation.” The ET-M1120 comes with some eye-watering stats and boasts the latest in Epson inkjet printhead technology which enables it to print 6,000 pages in black at less than half a cent per page - just $0.004 cents to be precise. The cost efficiencies don’t stop there as not only does the printer come with 5,000 pages worth of ink included in the box, but replacement ink bottles cost just $24.99 - and that gives you another 6,000 pages of printed A4 documents. O’Dea continued, “You just can’t beat the EcoTank Mono for printing speed and cost effective ink usage. The speed combined with its compact form factor, WiFi capabilities and cost savings in ink consumption make it a no-brainer for the small office.” Advantage Accounting has a small office with high volume printing. They use the EcoTank Mono for printing multiple tax returns per week, financial statements, source documents from emails and many other day-to-day printing tasks. Chris O’Dea concluded, “ the EcoTank Mono saves us money on ink consumption. Its ability to connect to multiple devices via WiFi also saves us time. When you combine all those positives, the EcoTank mono printer is truly a valuable asset in the Advantage Accounting office.” The Epson EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 can be purchased from epson.com.au and all authorised Epson retailers and resellers for an RRP of $249. For more on the Epson EcoTank Mono ET-M1120 go to: https://www.epson.com.au/products/ecotank/ET-M1120.asp Epson Develops Compact, Lightweight Spectroscopic Camera to Automate Colour Inspections 2019-12-11T22:09:09Z epson-develops-compact-lightweight-spectroscopic-camera-to-automate-colour-inspections Epson Develops Compact, Lightweight Spectroscopic Camera to Automate Colour InspectionsCamera can easily be integrated into manufacturing lines Epson has developed a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated in manufacturing lines. Epson will launch its first spectroscopic camera, one that captures light across the visible spectrum, in the 2020 fiscal year ending March 2021. Differences in colour can occur between products in different production lots in ordinary manufacturing processes. A spectroscopic camera can be used by manufacturers to perform the following inspections to control these differences to a certain extent and ensure product quality:·         Colour variation inspections·         Surface coating inspections The RGB cameras currently used in these inspections are unable to capture detailed colour information and are not always able to distinguish between subtle differences in colour. Consequently, most visual inspections relied on human colour perception. However, colour perception varies among individuals, and human error puts manufacturers at risk of shipping defective goods. Time and cost constraints make colour management an issue in many industries. Spectroscopic cameras have traditionally been large and expensive, and those equipped with line sensors may have to composite images after scanning, adding to the time and expense. Epson has developed an optimal solution for colour management processes with a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated into manufacturing lines, that can automate and quantify inspections, and output images without the time and trouble of compositing. This spectroscopic camera will enable manufacturers to manage colour in their manufacturing processes more easily than ever before. Features1.     About the same compactness and weight as an RGB camera. Can be installed in manufacturing lines.2.     Integral field spectroscopy. Can focus on an area, measure the colours, and distinguish colours of a target object within the visible light range.3.     Image processing functions needed on manufacturing lines can be used along with spectral imaging functions. SpecificationsWavelength range - 400 nm to 700 nmNumber of bands - 16Wavelength resolution - 45 nmImage resolution - 1,024 x 768 (XGA)Weight - 175gLens mount - C-mountOperating temperature range - +5 to +40℃ Epson will be demonstrating the spectroscopic camera on the Epson booth S1-02 at International Robot Exhibition 2019, to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre) from 18-21 December 2019.  For more information about the exhibition and the demos that will be on the Epson booth go to: https://biz.nikkan.co.jp/eve/irex/english/ Mobile Is Here For Rich Text Editors 2019-12-11T01:46:04Z mobile-is-here-for-rich-text-editors Mobile is here for Rich Text Editors  Tiny, the creators of the world's leading Rich Text Editor TinyMCE, have today launched the next generation in rich text editing with a native mobile editing experience.  Allowing users of TinyMCE who update to 5.1 release to edit and create written content on the go, Tiny is the first to deliver a true mobile experience for Rich Text Editors.  This presents a brand new innovation within the WYSIWYG space as your more classic editors on the market rely on browsers and other software to force their editing experience into a mobile format.  The new mobile experience will allow all users to utilise all of TinyMCE core and premium features together allowing them to be able to create better experiences for content creators.  The latest release also includes the launch of the latest premium feature - Advanced Tables.  Allowing users to properly sort tables within their Rich Text Editor Tiny also has the most advanced table sorting features available within any Rich Text Editor on the market.  Improving on core functionality commonly found in word processing and sheeting software, Advanced Tables allows users to sort by column and row allowing for a wider depth of complex uses cases.  This new feature also allows for advanced sorting providing greater control to the end users. Tiny is committed to continuing the innovation of Rich Text Editors.  About Tiny Tiny is the company behind the world's most popular rich text editor TinyMCE and popular file management and uploading tools such as MoxieManager, Tiny Drive and Plupload.  Dedicated to helping developers create engaging and beautiful UI experiences, Tiny helps bridge the gap between developing and content editing experiences. Powering over 40% of the web, Tiny’s products are downloaded over 500,000+ times a month, with over 15 million CDN hits every day. AIIA announces new Board and State Council Chair appointments to represent Australia’s ICT industry 2019-12-10T22:58:21Z aiia-announces-new-board-and-state-council-chair-appointments-to-represent-australias-ict-industry Melbourne, Australia – 10 December 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced four new Board appointments and three new State Council Chairs. Former AIIA Board Deputy Chair, Rob Hillard, has been appointed as new Chairman. Rob is currently Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Deloitte, former Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting, and a recognised industry technology expert. Existing Board members Angela Fox and Mark Nicholls take on the shared responsibility of AIIA Board Deputy Chair, while Murray Hurps has been appointed Treasurer, and John Paitaridis remains on the Board as Immediate Past Chair. The Full Board of Directors now includes: Stuart Althaus (Chief Executive Officer, SME Gateway) Craig Baty (Principal, Data Driven) Ken Boal (Vice President, Cisco) Matt Codrington (Managing Director, Lenovo Australia & NZ) Angela Fox (Managing Director, Dell Australia & NZ) Rob Hillard (Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Deloitte) Murray Hurps (Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney) John Ieraci (Chief Customer Officer, Telstra Enterprise) Megan James (Consultant to the ICT Industry) David La Rose (Managing Director, IBM Australia & NZ) Sharryn Napier (Vice President & Regional Director Australia & NZ, Qlik) Mark Nicholls (Managing Director, Information Professionals Pty Ltd) John Paitaridis (Chief Executive Officer CyberCX & CEO Technology Portfolio, BGH Capital) Vito Rinaldi (Managing Director, Blue Crystal Solutions) Karl Sice (Business Leader ANZ, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise) Rupert Taylor-Price (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vault Cloud) Steven Worrall (Managing Director, Microsoft Australia) Directors are elected for up to three-year terms to set strategic direction for the AIIA and work closely with AIIA management to develop the National Business Plan and oversee operational excellence. The AIIA is also pleased to announce the State Council Chairs for 2020. They are: NSW - Bridget Luke, IBM Australia Ltd (with deputies Jon Asquith, ServiceNow; Matt Day, Deloitte; and Sonya Sherman, Objective) South Australia - Karin Geraghty, iinet (with deputies Rohan Bishop, Adept, and Jason Dreimanis, DWS) Victoria - Warren Hill, Data#3 Ltd (with deputies Sam Parker, ServiceNow and Simon Elliot, Steply.io) ACT - Greg Boorer, CDC Data Centres Pty Ltd (with deputy Hala Batainah, GiG Enterprises) Western Australia - Sharon Brown, Sharon Brown & Associates (with deputies Geoff Harben, KPMG and Daniel Harvey, Amristar) Queensland - Mark Nicholls, Information Professionals Pty Ltd. “I’m delighted to welcome the new appointments to AIIA’s National Board and our State Councils. These members represent the diversity of the Australian digital economy, including large Australian companies, multinationals and small and medium sized businesses,” said the Chairman Rob Hillard. “As the new Chairman, I recognise that it’s more important than ever for the IT industry to have a representative industry association. Through the AIIA, we look for ways to introduce positive change to help Australian businesses be more competitive, meet the needs of their customers and remain successful on the global stage. “The AIIA’s vision is to grow Australia’s social and economic prosperity through technology innovation. Our Board members bring a vast range of skills, industry insights and experiences to the table, as together, we aspire to improve advocacy and shape policy for the Australian ICT sector, generate new business opportunities, increase collaboration with other members, and build professional standing.” Find more information on AIIA Board members here. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Carmelle Pavan GM Marketing & Communications – AIIA M 0402 099 349 carmelle@aiia.com.au Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Endace Partners with Cornet Solutions to Drive Growth in Japanese Network Security and Monitoring Market 2019-12-10T18:36:21Z endace-partners-with-cornet-solutions-to-drive-growth-in-japanese-network-security-and-monitoring-market Auckland, New Zealand, Tokyo, Japan – December 10, 2019 – Endace, a world leader in high-speed network recording, playback and analytics hosting, announced today that Cornet Solutions has been appointed as a key reseller in Japan. Since 1998, Cornet Solutions has worked with major communications equipment manufacturers, financial institutions and international communications companies. Endace VP of Sales, APAC and Japan, Anthony Adamo says: “Partnering with Cornet Solutions gives us an experienced channel partner in Japan with deep expertise in our target market. Cornet Solutions has a long history of success in the communications and cybersecurity market, with an enviable blue-chip customer-base.” EndaceProbe Analytics Platforms™ accurately record network traffic at full line rate and provide high-performance hosting for network security and performance analytics solutions in Application Dock™, the EndaceProbe’s built-in hosting environment. Hosted applications can analyze captured traffic in real time or use playback to analyze historical traffic. “Working with Endace allows us to bring the EndaceProbe’s unique network recording and analytics hosting platform to our customers here in Japan,” says Hideo Matsumoto, Representative Director of Cornet Solutions. “We look forward to working with the Endace team and their market-leading EndaceProbe Analytics Platform.” Video performance measurement in search and social now easier, accountable, objective 2019-12-10T05:24:19Z video-performance-measurement-in-search-and-social-now-easier-accountable-objective 10 December 2019: Digivizer has solved the difficulties and complexity of measuring and comparing the performance of video content across social media and search by adding YouTube organic performance to its platform. Digital marketers know the value of video: for example, Google reports that 90% of people discover new products on YouTube, and advertising spend on free video on demand (FVOD), and advertiser-funded video on demand (AVOD), are both predicted to grow rapidly over the next four years (sources: Google, Juniper Research, WARC). Video effectiveness has, however, been difficult to measure, made more-complicated when seeking to compare performance across different social media and paid channels.  Digivizer measures and analyses video performance across a broad range of metrics: subscribers, video views, number of posts, description, engagement covering  Shares, Comments, Likes & Dislikes, average percentage view, average view duration in seconds, and total minutes viewed.  In addition to YouTube organic performance, Digivizer also measures video performance measurement across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  and LinkedIn, including organic and paid video measurement. Performance is presented in summary views, which can then be expanded for more-detailed analysis, and videos can be sorted by performance for the selected period. Marketers can see instantly which channel performance is best, for any given video, across marketing campaigns. “Marketers have been left in the dark when it comes to measuring the performance of video in social and search, especially when trying to understand video at each stage of the sales funnel and how its performance compares across platforms,” says Emma Lo Russo, CEO of Digivizer.  “Marketers can now measure the return on the investment made on driving the outcomes they can see from video: hope and guesswork have been replaced with measurable insights. “Video is king on social and search, because it helps brands take their customers from awareness through consideration to purchase. It has a longer shelf-life than other content formats, is often the most-affordable paid media option at the top of the sales funnel, talks to bigger audiences, conveys deeper messaging and resonance, and allows marketers and influencers to create great entertaining and informational content.  “Video deserves more attention. Marketers, at last, can prove the value of video in social and search and its impact on sales and growth.” With YouTube now added, Digivizer offers over 120 measurements across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google, across owned, earned and paid media .  ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer, founded in 2010, is Australia’s leading digital marketing analytics technology company. Digivizer helps businesses get better results from their digital marketing, across owned, earned and paid media, in search and social, by giving them all the information they need to make better decisions and improve their marketing ROI.  Digivizer’s digital insights are available through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform affordable by any business. Digivizer plans start at US$89 per month. Digivizer is an ad, development and technology partner to the major social and search platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google (incorporating Display), and YouTube, and a marketing and agency partner to Google and Facebook.  It is also a partner of start-up venture capital investors Investible and Remarkable, and of global online retail outlet platform Shopify. Contacts Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digivizer Facebook: https://facebook.com/Digivizer LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizer Instagram: https://instagram.com/Digivizer/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/digivizer Web: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer.  Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz    Media assets Digivizer has solved the difficulties and complexity of measuring and comparing the performance of video content across social media and search by adding YouTube organic performance to its platform. Photo: Digivizer. Digivizer has solved the difficulties and complexity of measuring and comparing the performance of video content across social media and search by adding YouTube organic performance to its platform. Photo: Digivizer. Appetiser and Hear Me Talk bring accessibility to email through app that reads emails aloud 2019-12-09T23:37:42Z appetiser-and-hear-me-talk-bring-accessibility-to-email-through-app-that-reads-emails-aloud 10 December 2019, Melbourne Australia – Leading mobile and web app company Appetiser App Development and digital startup Hear Me Talk proudly present Hear Mail, a powerful new app for getting through emails efficiently regardless of any reading difficulties. Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way. This email reader works with Google and Microsoft applications, including G Suite and Office 365. Hear Mail is the brainchild of Shane Kerr, Hear Me Talk’s founder. Initially, Kerr wanted a solution for email backlog to help users get on to other business matters quickly and instantaneously. Eventually, he recognised that the app has huge potential to support the visually impaired and disabled community as well as anyone facing reading challenges.“Initially I was frustrated that I didn’t have enough time to read my emails and wanted an easier solution to manage both work and emails. Then the idea morphed into something more powerful: an app that can bring accessibility to the visually impaired and disabled. I’m really excited about how the app can help people who really need it.” said Kerr.When asked about his work with Appetiser Apps, Kerr said: “Michael and the gang were very insightful, patient and thorough. I had a great experience.”  “Then the idea morphed into something more powerful: an app that can bring accessibility to the visually impaired and disabled. I’m excited about the app and how it can help people who really need it.”   Appetiser Apps — known for creating high-quality designs and applications that are beautiful, functional and innovative — has equipped Hear Mail with powerful assistive features that include text-to-speech technology, voice commands, and touch controls. According to the World Health Organisation, assistive technologies and devices enable participation and enhance the overall well-being by maintaining or improving an individual’s functioning and independence. Assistive technologies also include systems that help prevent impairments and secondary health conditions. Although primarily associated with people with disabilities or gradual function decline, assistive technologies can be customised according to every individual’s needs and improve many lives. Assistive technologies can range from simple to complex products. Some examples include jar openers that have been modified for the elderly, a magnifying glass to improve vision, and specialised computer software and hardware that increase mobility, hearing, or communication capacities. Hear Mail has a one-time registration fee of only $9.99, and is available on both iOS and Android devices. For more details, visit https://hearmailapp.com/. About Appetiser App Development Appetiser Apps in Australia’s fastest mobile and web app development company. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices across three continents, Appetiser creates apps with award-winning designs and over 8 million users. Founded in 2016, some of their achievements include achieving $269 million in start-up valuations and being awarded Deloitte 2019 Fast Starter, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and SmartCompany 30 Under 30. Find out more here https://appetiser.com.au/. About Hear Me Talk New email reading app Hear Mail is a Brisbane-based startup that aims to provide creative digital solutions for businesses and consumers alike to simplify and increase productivity in your everyday life. It is focused on building functional yet affordable products that help people from all walks of life cope with the day-to-day challenges in today's fast-evolving digital and highly automated world. Find out more here. https://hearmailapp.com. Safetyline Jalousie Announce Partnership with Darley Aluminium 2019-12-09T04:54:14Z safetyline-jalousie-announce-partnership-with-darley-aluminium Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are proud to officially announce their partnership with leading Australian distributor of aluminium, Darley Aluminium.   As part of the agreement, Darley Aluminium is now distributing Safetyline Jalousie Louvre windows to 2000 aluminium fabricators across Australia.   Its a win-win for the family-owned businesses, with Safetyline Jalousie Director, Leigh Rust expecting a potential increase in sales by 25% over the next two years.   "Our partnership with Darley has essentially doubled our salesforce," said Leigh." "With access to additional sales reps across Australia, we have the potential to quadruple our reach."   As industry leaders, Safetyline Jalousie is yet to be challenged as the manufacturers of the highest performing Louvre window in the world, in all key metrics.   “Darley Aluminium share the same passion for excellence in designing and distributing window and door systems which offer superior performance and style," said Leigh.  "It's one of the main reasons why we pursued this partnership."   Traditionally, Safetyline Jalouse's business model has been focused on driving the market from the top down but with the new partnership in place, Darley will drive growth from the bottom up.   Darley Aluminium has been designing and distributing window systems for more than 23-years and is a leading distributor of aluminium extrusion products and associated components used in residential, commercial and industrial applications.   Darley’s CEO, Nick Fazzolari wants to continue being a leader in the aluminium industry and part of his plan involved partnering with like-minded businesses like Safetyline Jalousie.   “Safetlyline Jalousie manufactures high-quality products known for their high performance and we are pleased we can now offer this product to our customers.” Said Nick.   A family-owned and operated business, Darley’s systems are designed locally in Australia and manufactured by one of the largest aluminium extrusion factories in China.    With four warehouses Australia wide, high-quality window systems and manufacturing options, Darley can provide the complete solution.    To place an order or find out more, customers can speak to their Account Managers or contact their local Darley branch – www.darleyaluminium.com.au For more information about this new distributor partnership, please contact Darley Aluminium; Marketing Manager: Maria Babic on 0404 946 622 or maria_babic@darleyaluminium.com.au or Safetlyline Jalousie Media Contact, Amanda Williams on 0414 605 850 or amanda@yellowpanda.com.au    How Enterprise Ethernet is driving global expansion from rural Tasmania 2019-12-08T23:42:24Z how-enterprise-ethernet-is-driving-global-expansion-from-rural-tasmania Tasmanian online business MyTyreSite was doing well before discovering Enterprise Ethernet, a symmetrical high-speed Internet service from TasmaNet. Now the company is doing exceptionally well, expanding across Australia and internationally. MyTyreSite creates digital products for the tyre and wheel industry and drives sales through digital expertise. It became an early adopter of nbnTM Enterprise Ethernet dedicated fibre after its previous Internet service proved too slow and unreliable. Good Internet connectivity is the lifeblood of business. When the company moved to a warehouse near Hobart, it was critically important that the Internet pipeline was up to speed. Unfortunately it was causing more downtime than uptime. After discussions with TasmaNet, MyTyreSite adopted Enterprise Ethernet, giving it a dedicated fibre connection to the door. There is no need to share with anyone else and the company can have whatever speed is needed. High speed is enabling video to be downloaded in seconds instead of the 10-minute wait suffered with the previous connection. It’s also good to know the connection speed can be increased at any time, from the present 100 Mbps, to 500 Mbps or even 1 Gbps. The other great benefit of being with TasmaNet, is the ability to talk to a real person, someone who actually understands the situation. Now staff don’t need to wait on hold for hours, like they have done in the past. Today MyTyreSite has dependable, fast Internet to grow its business and underpin expansion into the huge US market, bringing millions of dollars into the Tasmanian economy. Business is growing rapidly, nationally and internationally, and the company will be using its superfast Internet a lot more than it does currently. To view all this, click here. MyTyreSite’s tyre industry experience spans 20 years. Their products include websites, touch screens and CRM systems that leverage a database of tyre and wheel information, combined with over 30,000 Australian vehicles (every one since 1990), and images of those vehicles back to 2000. The company choses to operate from its relatively rural location where it can bring in millions of dollars in revenue to Tasmania, where it is competing successfully with the world. Humanitix, the not-for-profit ticketing platform, partners with Canva, integrating the Canva Button to give events impact 2019-12-06T04:37:18Z humanitix-the-not-for-profit-ticketing-platform-partners-with-canva-integrating-the-canva-button-to-give-events-impact The Canva Button is an API released by Canva that enables online platforms to give their users design superpowers. Humanitix, a non-for-profit ticketing platform which utilises funds raised from event booking fees to fund education programs, was selected as a launch partner for the Canva Button, and is the first online ticketing platform to release the integration. Mike Williams, product manager for the Canva Button said, “Millions of people use Canva every month to promote and showcase their events with a Canva design. We’re thrilled to see Humanitix embrace the Canva Button to help streamline the design process for their users, and give their already great event creation experience that extra edge.” Co-CEO of Humanitix, Josh Ross said: “Canva has been a huge supporter of Humanitix’s mission to use event booking fees to close the education gap. Because Canva worked with Humanitix for their pilot roll out, we’ve been able to offer world-first event-management features to our users, who can create professional banners and promotional graphics right from within our platform.  “It means better events, more tickets sold, and more booking fees for our education projects. It’s all about running events with impact.” One such event organiser is CJ Holden, who uses Humanitix for events for KPMG’s High Growth Ventures and the highly acclaimed Space Series event in Byron Bay. Says Holden: “This is a game changer for event organisers. We run events for CEOs and tech-leaders, so everything needs to be perfect and beautiful. The Canva Button on Humanitix has cut the back-and-forth with graphic designers. It’s taken the platform to a whole new level.” Amanda Price, the Head of High Growth Ventures at KPMG commented on the partnership: “I’m so excited to see the Australian tech ecosystem coming together like this. Canva is Australia’s poster child unicorn, and Humanitix is growing so fast that they may well become the first charity unicorn. Everyone wins when high growth ventures collaborate.” Humanitix is doubling in size every few months as event organisers and ticket buyers flock to their platform. Latest figures project more than 3 million ticket buyers visiting their platform each year. Booking fees on Humanitix have already funded 150,000 meals for disadvantaged school kids, scholarships for indigenous students, and 52,000 days of education for girls. For Journalists: Possible story angle: Tech Unicorn Canva and Tech-Charity Humanitix Team Up to Tackle the Education Gap The team is available for interviews Contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer on 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au  L2R: Joshua Ross, Cofounder at Humanitix; Cameron Adams, Cofounder at Canva; Adam McCurdie, Cofounder at Humanitix – Celebrating the launch of the Canva button - JPEG Download. Download photography, logos and the media kit here. FAQ What is Humanitix? Humanitix is the not-for-profit ticketing platform that gives events impact. We make event management a delight, and then direct 100% of the profit from booking fees towards education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls.  Who uses Humanitix? Anyone running events – whether an independent community event or an international conference. By ticketing their event with Humanitix, Singularity University funded 10,000 days of education, the Football Federation of Australia funded 2 years of girls’ education from a single match, and The Grounds of Alexandria funded 15,000 meals for disadvantaged children.  What has Humanitix achieved? Humanitix is now the fastest growing ticketing platform in Australia and New Zealand, and has contributed more than $400,000 to education programs.  Why is Humanitix different? Humanitix is an exciting case of scalable social innovation, capable of transforming both the role of business and radically growing the funding pool for education programs. It’s a charity for the tech-generation. Why education? We believe education is the ticket to opportunity. With access to primary and secondary schooling and the support needed to stay in school, kids live healthier, more fulfilling lives and can escape the traps of poverty. Our work ranges from scholarships for Indigenous students, through to meals for disadvantaged Aussie kids, through to education programs for young girls around the world. How did it get started? Humanitix was created by Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie, who left lucrative jobs in finance to make Humanitix happen. Funding has come from many foundations, including Google and Atlassian Foundation, as well as a range of philanthropists. Where can I find out more? Visit Humanitix.com    Or contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer: 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au  About Canva  Launched in 2013, Canva is an intuitive online design and publishing platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast library of templates ranging from presentations, social media posts, posters, invitations to resumes, a huge collection of stock photography, illustrations and fonts, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available on web, iOS and Android. Kemp survey shows business struggling with application issues 2019-12-05T22:06:02Z kemp-survey-shows-business-struggling-with-application-issues Businesses are being plagued by a lack of notification and assistance with application issues. Since they are not utilising the agility and uptime of per-application load balancers, routine tasks are taking longer than expected. Their plight is outlined in a report commissioned by Kemp, which compiles industry findings from a Forrester Consulting survey data of IT and business leaders across five Asia-Pacific markets; and results from a ZK Research survey with respondents from the US and UK. The State of Application Experience (AX) report shows that in more established environments, IT professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to add new applications. New or separate infrastructure might be deployed to safeguard an existing application set so that they don’t impact each other, increasing the time to deployment. Some commercial load balancers are often seen to be unnecessarily complicated to configure. These require extra time to learn how to configure, troubleshoot and test new deployments. Cloud issues As cloud providers have their own native load balancers, the same configuration cannot be replicated across clouds or back at home, adding to the time required to deploy applications in different locations. However, Lee Doyle, of Doyle Research, says: “ADC (application delivery controllers) functionality has evolved to meet the challenges of the multi-cloud world. ADC features now can be flexibly delivered where and when they are needed. “Application delivery resources are right-sized for the workload and can be dynamically adjusted to meet changing demands (e.g. seasonal variations). Per-application or per-workload ADC deployment means that each environment can be scripted, automated and secured in a customised manner for optimal operationally efficiency.” Concerns and challenges The agility and uptime of per-application load balancers has not yet been utilised, and routine tasks take longer than expected. Insufficient notification and assistance with application issues is affecting businesses. In longer established environments, it is becoming harder to add new applications. New or separate infrastructure might be deployed to safeguard an existing application set so applications don’t impact each other, thus increasing the time to deployment. The report shows that a majority of enterprises are facing application experience challenges in multi-cloud. Some 66 percent have difficulty integrating and managing across third-party cloud environments, while 57 percent say siloed management brings latency in application experience. Another 57 percent say multi-cloud is unable to cater to their unique needs. While multi-cloud architecture eliminates enterprises’ dependency on any single cloud provider, organisations encounter significant AX challenges when using two or more public clouds. More than half of organisations receive insufficient notification and assistance with mission critical application issues. Close to a third of organisations surveyed experience mission critical application downtime between an hour to a day. Future needs What do IT teams need in the future? The migration of applications to multi-cloud is enabling better application experience, control and flexibility. Pay-per-use load balancing of applications is designed to make scalability and automation faster. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that enterprises are increasingly deploying hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures to support digital initiatives and IT transformation. Thirty-five percent of network managers say public cloud initiatives are a major driver of their decision-making today, while another 35 percent say private cloud initiatives are a major driver. In addition, the average enterprise claims that 45 percent of its network traffic is attributable to public cloud applications.” The State of AX report predicts that IT Teams will continue to manage applications in both multi-cloud and on-premises for the foreseeable future. Those applications will be both cloud-native and traditional applications. The shift from hardware to cloud and software load balancer is very gradual. Load balancers are seen as key to maintaining the best and most secure application experience. “Application experience, which focuses on outcomes, will resonate with customers that want to provide value to the business through the application of technology, and opens the door to talk about more than just load balancing – AX is about the entirety of the, including performance, reliability, consistency and security capabilities,” says Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Devops, 451 Research. The report predicts: 1. Applications will be managed in cloud and on-premises. Migration to the cloud is not all or nothing. While there is lots of noise around cloud migration, many organisations will not be moving applications to the cloud. 2. Organisations will manage some cloud-native applications and traditional applications in the cloud. About a third of applications will not be modified or replaced before being migrated to the cloud. 3. Hardware load balancers still reign but only software load balancers can grow in the cloud. Hardware load balancers are still furthest along in the deployment process when compared to other form factors. 4. Organisations view load balancers as fundamental to maintaining the best application experience. Forrester spoke to organisations across five countries and asked how many applications on average need to be managed by a given load balancer, 8-10 organisations need to manager between 50 to 400 applications on a given load balancer. 5. Load balancers are seen as a key location for application security services. Organisations revealed that load balancing and single sign-on/client authentication are the most common application services being deployed. WAF. SSL, VBPN and DNS are also very commonly deployed. AIPM choose Praxis Framework™ as their body of knowledge partner for members 2019-12-04T22:49:42Z aipm-choose-praxis-frameworktm-as-their-body-of-knowledge-partner-for-members The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has selected the Praxis Framework as the basis of a new knowledge management system available to Project and Programme Managers through their member portal. AIPM chose to base their body of knowledge on the Praxis Framework due its integrated nature and alignment with other frameworks. Elizabeth Foley, CEO, AIPM comments, “AIPM has found Praxis Framework to be an excellent and efficient best practice model. That the framework encompasses knowledge, method, competency and maturity reduces training costs and decreases the time needed to maintain a project delivery infrastructure. We also liked the accessibility of the framework both in terms of that it is freely and, in its entirety, online, with no IP restrictions and that it is available in seven languages.” The Praxis Framework was launched in 2014 in order to provide clear, coherent guidance on optimising project, programme and portfolio delivery. Adrian Dooley, Lead Author of the Praxis Framework feels this aligns with AIPM’s objective of developing project management competence. “AIPM is dedicated to improving project management practices and competencies in the Australian market. They equip members with the necessary tools to add value to every project or programme they work on. I am delighted to be partnering with them to achieve these common goals.” Mr Dooley said. This partnership between AIPM and the Praxis Foundation to publish the body of knowledge, method and encyclopaedia, is in addition to AIMP’s recent quality endorsement of the Praxis Framework Bridging Course. This course, administered by APMG, is a route for those certified in other Project and Programme management training to become a Praxis Framework practitioner. For more information about this press release, please contact: bronwyn.walton@apmg-international.com, lawrie.kirk@apmg-international.com or msandmann@aipm.com.au About AIPM The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. We are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). www.aipm.com.au About Praxis Framework™ Praxis is a free, community driven framework which can help individuals and organisations realise the intended benefits of project, programme and portfolio management. The Framework was launched in 2014 with Praxis Framework certifications becoming available in January 2018 from APMG’s Accredited Training Organizations. The Praxis Framework™ is a trademark of Praxis Framework Ltd. All rights reserved. www.praxisframework.org About APMG International APMG accredits organisations to deliver training courses and consultancy services for a broad range of professional certification schemes. Our long history of accrediting organisations worldwide – AI Considered the Most Important Technology of the 2020s 2019-12-03T23:12:25Z ai-considered-the-most-important-technology-of-the-2020s Sydney, Australia (4 December 2019) – AI and machine learning rated as the most important business technology of the 2020s above cloud platforms and big data, according to new ISACA research released today. The Next Decade of Tech: Envisioning the 2020s research explores the anticipated implications of technological advancements on the workforce and society as a whole in the next decade. However, only 39% of respondents in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) believe it is likely or very likely that businesses will give sufficient attention to the ethical considerations around AI and machine learning to prevent potentially unintended consequences in their deployments, such as autonomous weapons, data poisoning and attacks on critical infrastructure. This is in contrast to the global findings in which respondents were split 50/50. “While some organisations are experimenting with AI for insignificant business tasks, others are taking ambitious strides by delegating mission-critical roles to AI algorithms,” states Phillimon Zongo, ISACA member & Director of Cyber Resilience, and Co-Founder & Director at Cyber Resilience. “Yet to date, no industry standards exist to guide the secure development and maintenance of AI systems. The proliferation of AI raises intriguing opportunities; however, associated risks exist, and if not properly mitigated, the impacts can result in significant consequences.” Among the more than 5,000 business technology professionals who were surveyed by ISACA, a global, non-profit IT professional association celebrating its 50th anniversary, 93% in ANZ believe the augmented workforce, or people, robots and AI working closely together, will reshape how some or most jobs are performed in the next decade. The overall impact may have mixed results with: 41% indicating that IT industry salaries will increase; 62% believe job security and stability will decrease; and 85% agree that AI will have a major or moderate impact on the profitability of most businesses. The research canvassed additional future technological advancements with respondents predicting the next decade could lead to the rise of social robots – assisting patients with physical disabilities, educating children and elder care. A quarter (25%) of respondents suggest human augmentation, or people implanting technologies into their body to enhance capability and efficiency, will occur more frequently. And more than half (55%) believe individual countries attempting to “disconnect” from the global internet will become more common, meaning citizens would predominantly have access only to the information within the country they live, with little or no external information accessible. For more resources related to ISACA’s Next Decade of Tech: Envisioning the 2020s research, including global figures, a related infographic, podcast, video, blog posts and presentation, visit www.isaca.org/next-decade-of-tech. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips practitioners with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged practitioners—including its 140,000 members—in information and cybersecurity, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/isacanews Contact: Julie Fenwick, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au +61 468 901 655 Lauren Graham, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au +61 432 614 401