The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-07T22:20:51Z Genetec enhances its Advantage comprehensive maintenance program with new privacy and performance monitoring features 2021-04-07T22:20:51Z genetec-enhances-its-advantage-comprehensive-maintenance-program-with-new-privacy-and-performance-monitoring-features Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, April 8, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced the addition of privacy and performance monitoring features to its premium maintenance program, Genetec Advantage™. In addition to software upgrades, premium support, and system monitoring, Genetec Advantage now includes licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor for all new and existing Genetec Advantage subscribers*. To meet the public’s growing expectations of privacy, and to comply with global regulations, the KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ automatically obscures individuals’ faces caught within a camera’s field of view, so security operators only see what they need to see. Being able to access unobscured footage requires an additional layer of access permissions that is only used when an event warrants an investigation. An audit trail is then maintained that shows who accessed the additional information, and why. With the addition of KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor, customers can make sure that their cameras are operational and efficient at all times. The Camera Integrity Monitor notifies operators when a camera may have been tampered with, if there is a decrease in quality, or if there are abrupt changes in the position of the camera due to environmental or human causes. This is especially useful in large systems involving hundreds or thousands of cameras where it is nearly impossible to manually check each camera’s image and field of view. “As physical security systems become increasingly complex, it is critical to know that these systems are up to date, performing as they should, and integrating the latest privacy and performance features,” said Julie Gauthier, Director of Global Operations and Technical Support at Genetec. “Genetec Advantage™ is the best way to get the most out of your Genetec solution, and ensure your system is at peak performance. By providing licenses* of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor we’re adding tools to help our customers maintain the integrity of their system, and protect the privacy of individuals within view of surveillance cameras, without sacrificing security.” For more information about the Genetec Advantage program, please visit https://www.genetec.com/support/maintenance/genetec-advantage *The number of included licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor is based on the size of the deployment. Please contact your Advantage sales representative for more details. --ends-- About Genetec Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com © Genetec Inc., 2021. Genetec, KiwiVision Privacy Protector, Genetec Clearance and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product. Press Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au M-Files Acquires Hubshare to Strengthen External Content Sharing and Collaboration, Deliver Best-in-Class Digital Client Experiences 2021-04-07T08:46:58Z m-files-acquires-hubshare-to-strengthen-external-content-sharing-and-collaboration-deliver-best-in-class-digital-client-experiences SYDNEY/HONG KONG – April 7th, 2021 - M-Files, the intelligent information management company, today announced the acquisition of Hubshare to bolster external content sharing and collaboration and deliver an improved digital client experience. Hubshare offers a secure digital workplace portal that enhances user and client engagement through collaborative working, secure file sharing and project management.  Now part of the M-Files product portfolio, Hubshare provides a secure information exchange platform where companies can be forerunners in driving digitalization and improving the customer experience using branded, customizable client portals. The portals can be quickly and easily tailored to meet individual client needs which drives collaboration and productivity.  "The Hubshare acquisition helps us deliver a unique digital client experience and better serve knowledge worker industries such as Professional Services, where information sharing and external collaboration are critical requirements," said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO at M-Files. "Our integrated offering takes M-Files from the back office to the frontline of our customer's business, helping provide a digital window for our customer's clients as they drive digitization across the organizations they serve."  Unlike typical file sync-based document portal solutions where information is copied from an enterprise content repository, M-Files now offers a secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration without data duplication. While the M-Files user experience is optimized for streamlining internal document management processes, the new Hubshare hub in M-Files provides key information such as documents, people, processes, discussions and more to external users, such as clients, via a branded portal that is optimized for an improved external user experience. This helps strengthen customer satisfaction with a better and more compliant collaboration experience. "Today, with the announcement of our acquisition, we celebrate our common vision and goal of making work smarter and collaboration more efficient for our clients," said Nicholas Child, CEO, Hubshare. "Our combined offering will undoubtedly benefit organizations across the globe seeking a more secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration. We are delighted to be an integral part of the M-Files journey, delivering our digital client experience and collaborative workspace solution alongside the visionary M-Files intelligent information management platform." M-Files' mission is to profoundly improve how companies do business in the digital, work-from-anywhere world. M-Files connects siloed systems, applications and repositories and provides a full view of all relevant information across an organization. Delivering connected content and intelligent automation, M-Files increases the productivity of knowledge workers, ensures a seamless digital experience, enables business continuity, and reduces business risk.    For more information on M-Files' unique intelligent information management, visit the M-Files website:  https://www.m-files.com Visit this webpage to schedule a custom M-Files product demo:  https://www.m-files.com/demo/ Tags Hubshare, digital client experience, portals, ECM, enterprise content management, content services Summary M-Files acquires Hubshare to strengthen external content sharing and collaboration, delivering best-in-class digital client experiences with secure and branded, customizable client portals. Image download https://motiveus.cloudvault.m-files.com/SharedLinks.aspx?accesskey=94912ad417f75911faf8a45c2831b33b6b1d774c6b92564f714c7786dc84c16c&VaultGUID=95372E97-0451-49F0-9CF1-D8CBB72300E3  Image capture Nicholas Child (CEO, Hubshare) and Antti Nivala (CEO, M-Files) join forces for best-in-class client portals About Hubshare Hubshare enhances user and client engagement through collaborative working, secure file-sharing and project management. The solution provides an all-in-one, flexible and customizable digital workspace that allows unlimited customer-specific portals, each one unique to each customer's requirements. Hubshare helps its worldwide users boost their productivity and facilitate external and internal collaboration. Hubshare has offices in France and distributors in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and North America, and resellers in numerous other countries. For more information, visit hubshare.com/en/  Impact Acquires Affluent to Power Agency Managed Partnership Programs at Scale 2021-04-06T22:00:00Z impact-acquires-affluent-to-power-agency-managed-partnership-programs-at-scale-1 Sydney, Australia —April 7, 2021 — Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, today announced the acquisition of Affluent, the leading analytics and automation platform designed to help agencies manage partnership programs for brands at scale. This acquisition, the second for Impact in 2021, furthers Impact’s investment in the Partnership Economy, offering brands, publishers, and now agencies world class technology solutions to successfully manage and grow their partnerships. As Google and Apple move to phase out third party cookies and the IDFA (identifier for advertisers), brands have increasingly turned to partnerships as an alternative to reach consumers in a more authentic and effective way. Impact has built an all-encompassing partnership automation solution for brands and publishers, and has acquired Affluent to further expand it’s Partnership Cloud solution for agencies who manage partnership programs on behalf of brands. Affluent enables agencies to aggregate affiliate data from multiple networks and platforms, automate and generate custom reporting, and optimise clients’ partnerships with publishers in a single platform. With Affluent, agencies can manage more clients, better optimise performance across clients, improve reporting capabilities, and ultimately, increase their revenue. Affluent’s agency clients on average have grown their client portfolio 144%. “Partnerships are surging as an effective way for brands to surpass competitors in terms of growth. But with hundreds of platforms and affiliate networks out there, agencies today require a centralised platform to effectively aggregate and analyse data to optimise the many partnership programs they manage,'' said David A. Yovanno, CEO of Impact. “With the acquisition of Affluent, Impact is committed to providing comprehensive analytics and affiliate management abilities to agencies, brands, and publishers, and to further innovation specifically for agencies.” In 2020, Affluent grew its client base by 70%, and helped agencies and advertisers manage more than 1,800 affiliate programs. Last year alone, Affluent tracked over $10 billion in brand revenue and over $1 billion in publisher commissions. “Impact has proven time and again that they are committed to advancing the Partnership Economy by providing brands, publishers, and now, agencies with best in class technology to drive growth,” said Yonatan Dotan, Founder and CEO of Affluent. “We look forward to working together to further advance our technology and enable agencies to easily manage their client portfolios, automate reports and ultimately optimise the performance of those programs across all partnership types.” Affluent was founded and backed by Aniview LTD in 2017, a leading provider of holistic video content and video ad monetisation SAAS solutions for thousands of publishers. “We at Aniview are proud and excited to hand off Affluent and its amazing team to Impact as we continue to focus on our core business of video content and ad-monetisation” said Alon Carmel Founder and Chairman of Affluent and Founder and CEO of Aniview. “It has been an exciting and extremely successful journey for us all.” This acquisition follows other recent acquisitions by Impact. In March 2021, Impact acquired Trackonomics, a supply-side platform (SSP) that aids content publishers like BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Red Ventures, and Discovery in managing content commerce programs with data about how individual links and web pages are performing. In 2020, Impact added nearly 600 new clients, and also acquired influencer marketing platform Activate. To learn more about how Impact can help drive partnership growth in a single, unified platform visit https://impact.com/ # # # About Impact Impact is the global leader in partnership automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by automating the full partnership life cycle, including discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimisation, and payment processing for business partnerships of all types. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as Lenovo, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Ticketmaster, TUI, Uber and Walmart. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA, in 2008, Impact has grown to more than 500 employees worldwide. To learn more visit www.impact.com. About Affluent Affluent is the world's leading affiliate industry agency solution. With agency, advertiser and partner solutions, Affluent provides clients with unified access to their data, empowering them to make better decisions, scale their businesses, and broaden their reach in the partnership economy. Affluent powers global agencies like Gen3, PartnerCentric, Streamline Marketing, Thoughtmix and many more. Founded in 2017, Affluent has grown rapidly and developed a loyal user base. For more information visit www.affluent.io. Media Contact Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communicatons Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au An Introduction To Digital Marketing for Small Businesses 2021-04-06T09:45:17Z an-introduction-to-digital-marketing-for-small-businesses If you’re a small business owner and wondering what on earth is digital marketing, then this article is exactly for you! So, what is Digital Marketing? A common misconception around digital marketing is that it’s similar to traditional marketing. Although the concept of marketing itself is similar, the elements within digital marketing is far more complex and analytical than traditional marketing. In simple terms, traditional marketing includes advertisements on the radio, tv, magazines, newspapers or through word-of-mouth and referrals. Digital marketing on the other hand, involves the use of internet, technology and media to reach more people who would also be interested in the products or services that your business may have to offer. Essentially, the core concept of digital marketing involves how to best utilise data to realize marketing objectives. With digital marketing we can measure precisely the effectiveness of a marketing campaign and how well potential customers are responding to the advertising materials, whether it appeals to them or not. By knowing this, we can ensure that we constantly improve the message that we intend to relay to the potential customers for marketing campaigns’ success. In this day and age, the internet and social media has proven to be a crucial part of everyone’s lives, especially after Covid-19 taking the world by storm and leaving businesses with uncertainties. Now, with the rise in technology and development of campaign performance measurement tools, the effectiveness of traditional marketing is often questioned. Digital marketing is no longer an option, it’s essentially a necessity for every small business to grow their presence online moving forward from today. Read the full article. Improving Your Shopify Store Visibility: 4 Critical SEO Tips 2021-04-06T09:43:39Z improving-your-shopify-store-visibility-4-critical-seo-tips There are plenty of benefits to hosting your online business on an eCommerce platform. It puts your enterprise on the map on an already populated market of sellers and buyers. This makes your products categorically easier to view by people with a history of purchasing items in related product categories. However, there’s also much greater competition on the platform. Online business owners need to optimise their site to ensure consistent traction and online visibility to have decent sales figures. Making a more optimised Shopify store Although your Shopify store has a great potential of reaching an almost limitless market, you should remember that you’re competing with hundreds of thousands of other brands. The list of competitors you must have the edge over ranges from local business owners to well-known brands. Thankfully, you can stay competitive by knowing how to develop your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). The better built your Shopify site is for visibility, the greater chances you will reach the right market for sales. Read the full article here. Hitachi to Acquire GlobalLogic, a Leading U.S.-based Digital Engineering Services Company 2021-04-01T01:04:38Z hitachi-to-acquire-globallogic-a-leading-u-s-based-digital-engineering-services-company SYDNEY – 1 April 2021 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it will acquire GlobalLogic Inc. (President and CEO: Shashank Samant, “GlobalLogic”), a leading U.S.-headquartered digital engineering services company. The acquisition is based on the definitive agreement among Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Corporation (“HGDH”), a U.S. subsidiary, an SPC established by HGDH for the acquisition and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, Inc., the parent company of GlobalLogic. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals and expected to be completed by the end of July 2021. Through the acquisition, Hitachi expects the addition of GlobalLogic's advanced digital engineering capabilities, and its solid client base including major technology companies, to strengthen the digital portfolio of “Lumada.”*1 Hitachi Vantara LLC, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Hitachi and its digital infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions business, plays a key role in driving Lumada business growth in the global market. The acquisition will create synergies across Hitachi’s five sectors – IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility and Smart Life – and automotive systems business (Hitachi Astemo) by accelerating the advanced digital transformation of social infrastructure such as rail, energy, and healthcare at a global scale. Through its Social Innovation Business delivered by collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi aims to increase social, environmental, and economic value for its customers and realise a sustainable society. *1 Lumada is the name of Hitachi's advanced digital solutions and services for turning data into insights that drive digital transformation of social infrastructure. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic is a leading company in the fast-growing digital engineering services market. With over 20,000 professionals in 14 countries, GlobalLogic operates design studios and software product engineering centers around the world. GlobalLogic has deep “chip-to-cloud” advanced software product engineering technology as well as experience design skills and vertical industry expertise. By combining these capabilities, GlobalLogic helps clients drive new revenue streams and incremental value for their customers by designing and developing innovative software that powers products, platforms, and digital experiences. The company has a solid client base with over 400 clients comprised of market leaders and marquee brands spanning key industries such as communications, financial services, automotive, healthcare & life sciences, technology, media and entertainment, and manufacturing. Digital transformation (DX) investment is growing at an accelerated pace globally. IDC predicts that 65% of global GDP will be digitalised by 2022 driven by products and services from digitally transformed enterprises. *2In addition, according to Zinnov (a research & advisory company specialising in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation) the total addressable market for digital engineering will grow to 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%.*3 *2 Source: IDC Press Release, October 29, 2020: IDC Reveals 2021 Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions; 65% of Global GDP Digitalized by 2022, Driving Over $6.8 Trillion of Direct DX Investments from 2020 to 2023https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS46967420*3 Source: Zinnov Zones for Engineering & R&D Services Research (slide 3)https://zinnov.com/zinnov-zones-engineering-rd-services-2019/These figures do not include the COVID-19 effect. Digital transformation continues to be a priority for organisations everywhere, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only expanded demand for new data-driven business models, customer experiences, and connected ecosystems. However, many organisations lack the knowledge and experience to design and deploy new digital platforms. They are also challenged by the shortage of the skills required to build digital-native products, and to design new interaction models and digital experiences, such as new digital ways of shopping or new models for delivering and receiving healthcare. Against this backdrop, the demand for GlobalLogic’s services is growing rapidly, and the combined company has greater access to this massive market opportunity. Hitachi has been promoting initiatives to transform and provide more advanced and intelligent social infrastructure, such as rail and energy, using its digital technology, in order to achieve a transformation into a global leader in the Social Innovation Business. As part of its 2021 Mid-term Management Plan, Hitachi previously committed to the strategy to make growth investments of 1 trillion yen in the IT sector*4, primarily through Hitachi Vantara, to strengthen digital capabilities including digital products, solutions, partnerships, front and delivery capabilities. GlobalLogic will be an integral part and a growth engine of Hitachi’s portfolio of Lumada digital solutions and services. *4 Hitachi, Ltd., IT Sector’s presentation material at Hitachi IR Day 2019.https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2019/06/190604/20190604_01_it_presentation_en.pdf Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO of Hitachi, said “The acquisition of GlobalLogic creates an exciting new opportunity for Hitachi to expand our offerings of Lumada solutions and services, provide value to customers in their digital transformation journey, and grow our Lumada business globally. The synergy of GlobalLogic’s leading experience design and innovation with Hitachi's expertise in IT, operational technology, and products, will help us realise our goal to be the leading digital transformation innovator in social infrastructure worldwide. Together, we will create new social, environmental and economic value for our globally expanding client companies and elevate QoL (quality of life) for people through contributions to realise sustainable society.” “Companies in every industry are transforming with digital technology – to better engage customers, create new revenue streams and drive a higher quality of life.” said Shashank Samant, President and CEO, GlobalLogic. “We have a tremendous opportunity ahead and we are excited to embark on this journey with Hitachi, combining our collective skills, technologies, and market presence to deliver greater value to our clients as they transform their businesses.” GlobalLogic’s revenues are expected to reach approx. 1.2 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 129.6 billion yen*5) with adjusted EBITDA*6 margins to be over 20% in fiscal 2021. With a high profitability profile and strong revenue CAGR, GlobalLogic will aim to achieve adjusted EBITDA of over 1 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 108.0 billion yen) by fiscal 2028. HGDH and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings have agreed on an equity value of 8.5 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 918.0 billion yen) with an enterprise value of 9.5 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 1,026.0 billion yen). This represents about 37.4x in CY2021 and 29.4x in CY2022 of expected adjusted EBITDA respectively and are within the calculation range of Hitachi’s comparable company analysis and the discounted cash flow method. The total acquisition cost, including repayment of GlobalLogic’s interest-bearing debt, is expected to be 9.6 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 1,036.8 billion yen). *5 Converted at the rate of 108 yen to the U.S. dollar.*6 EBITDA on a standalone basis, adjusted for stock-based compensation and non-recurring one-time costs. Hitachi will acquire GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings through a merger involving MergeCo H Global Inc. (“SPC”), a subsidiary established by HGDH for the purpose of the transaction. In this acquisition, the “reverse triangular merger method” will be adopted. Specifically, SPC will be merged with and into GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, which will be the surviving company. When the companies are merged, HGDH or SPC will provide cash to the shareholders of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings after which all the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings will be cancelled. All the shares of SPC held by HGDH will be converted to common shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, the surviving company. In this way, HGDH will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, the surviving company, and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings and GlobalLogic will become wholly owned subsidiaries of HGDH. Closing of the transaction is anticipated by the end of July 2021 and is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as financial advisor to Hitachi in connection with the transaction and Shearman & Sterling LLP served as legal advisor. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to GlobalLogic.For further details about GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, financial results, shares and other financial information see the full release here: https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2021/03/f_210331.pdf Cautionary StatementCertain statements found in this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such “forward-looking statements” reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and financial performance and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “intend,” “plan,” “project” and similar expressions which indicate future events and trends may identify “forward-looking statements.” Such statements are based on currently available information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the “forward-looking statements” and from historical trends. Certain “forward-looking statements” are based upon current assumptions of future events which may not prove to be accurate. Undue reliance should not be placed on “forward-looking statements,” as such statements speak only as of the date of this report. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any “forward-looking statement” and from historical trends include, but are not limited to: • exacerbation of social and economic impacts of the spread of COVID-19;• economic conditions, including consumer spending and plant and equipment investment in Hitachi’s major markets, as well as levels of demand in the major industrial sectors Hitachi serves;• exchange rate fluctuations of the yen against other currencies in which Hitachi makes significant sales or in which Hitachi’s assets and liabilities are denominated;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to access, or access on favorable terms, liquidity or long-term financing;• uncertainty as to general market price levels for equity securities, declines in which may require Hitachi to write down equity securities that it holds;• fluctuations in the price of raw materials including, without limitation, petroleum and other materials, such as copper, steel, aluminium, synthetic resins, rare metals and rare-earth minerals, or shortages of materials, parts and components;• estimates, fluctuations in cost and cancellation of long-term projects for which Hitachi uses the percentage-of-completion method to recognise revenue from sales;• increased commoditisation of and intensifying price competition for products;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to continue to develop and market products that incorporate new technologies on a timely and cost-effective basis and to achieve market acceptance for such products;• fluctuations in demand of products, etc. and industry capacity;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to implement measures to reduce the potential negative impact of fluctuations in demand of products, etc., exchange rates and/or price of raw materials or shortages of materials, parts and components;• credit conditions of Hitachi’s customers and suppliers;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of its strategy to strengthen its Social Innovation Business;• uncertainty as to the success of acquisitions of other companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances and the possibility of incurring related expenses;• uncertainty as to the success of restructuring efforts to improve management efficiency by divesting or otherwise exiting underperforming businesses and to strengthen competitiveness;• general socioeconomic and political conditions and the regulatory and trade environment of countries where Hitachi conducts business, particularly Japan, Asia, the United States and Europe, including, without limitation, direct or indirect restrictions by other nations on imports and differences in commercial and business customs including, without limitation, contract terms and conditions and labour relations;• the potential for significant losses on Hitachi’s investments in equity-method associates and joint ventures;• uncertainty as to the success of cost structure overhaul;• the possibility of disruption of Hitachi’s operations by natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of infectious diseases, and geopolitical and social instability such as terrorism and conflict;• uncertainty as to the outcome of litigation, regulatory investigations and other legal proceedings of which the Company, its subsidiaries or its equity-method associates, and joint ventures have become or may become parties;• the possibility of incurring expenses resulting from any defects in products or services of Hitachi;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to maintain the integrity of its information systems, as well as Hitachi’s ability to protect its confidential information or that of its customers;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s access to, or ability to protect, certain intellectual property; and• uncertainty as to the accuracy of key assumptions Hitachi uses to evaluate its employee benefit-related costs.The factors listed above are not all-inclusive and are in addition to other factors contained elsewhere in this report and in other materials published by Hitachi. Eltek and Delta Electronics merger to power the next period of growth in Australia 2021-03-31T23:27:15Z eltek-and-delta-electronics-merger-to-power-the-next-period-of-growth-in-australia-1 Major power electronics and solution providers Eltek Australia Pty Ltd and Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd will merge on 1 April 2021 as part of their long-standing integration within Australia.Delta Electronics is the world’s largest power supply manufacturer with core expertise in a vast array of power electronics designs with extensive global manufacturing and operations. Eltek is a global leader in power systems with more than 40 years’ experience and has been a Delta Group brand since 2015. The merger of the two businesses in Australia was borne from the opportunity to better support customer needs through expanding the suite of products and services and providing greater flexibility to design. As a result, Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd, the merged entity, will be even better placed to efficiently deliver and support complete power solutions tailored to its Australian and New Zealand customers.David Leal, Delta Electronics (Australia) country manager, commented, “This is an exciting time for our business and emphasises the long term investment into this market. Our business will continue to provide the high levels of service and support that our customers rely on. This merger is an extension of the existing relationships but also allows Delta Electronics to deliver additional value to our loyal and growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand.”Through integrating valuable resources from both companies, the merger is mutually beneficial, unlocking huge potential to solidify Delta Electronics’ leadership and long-term growth opportunity in the region. Delta Electronics’ ability to support our customers and provide a high level of service will also be strengthened due to the greater scale of our operations, logistics capabilities and resources globally. Delta Electronics and Eltek are dedicated to excellence, innovation, and energy efficiency in their products and solutions. Delta Electronics understands its value in the Australian market and has made significant investments recently in its people, technology and brand. As part of the merger, Delta Electronics (Australia) has also opened a new Sydney office as its national Headquarters, which incorporates a new showroom for customers.The merger will not alter day-to-day operations, and staff at both Delta Australia and Eltek Australia will continue to work closely with their customers, suppliers and stakeholders. Both businesses are looking forward to embracing the new opportunities that the merger will bring for both business and customers.Ends About Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd As a Delta Group company, Delta Australia is committed to its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”. Delta Group is a global producer of power and thermal management products and solutions, which is supported by sales offices worldwide and by R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil.Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. In Australia, Delta is rapidly expanding into solutions for Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar Inverters), Industrial Automation, Power Quality, LED Lighting, Display and Control Room, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Storage.To find out more about Delta Australia please visit: http://www.deltaelectronics.com.au/About Eltek Australia Pty LtdEltek is a strategic technology partner for power solutions. The company has approximately 2,000 employees and offices in almost 40 countries, business in more than 100. The company focuses on power electronics markets, where it is one of the leaders in telecom power and a growing force within industrial applications. Eltek is also pursuing growth opportunities within the datacenter market. Eltek is headquartered in Drammen, Norway and is part of the Delta Group, a leading power and thermal management solutions provider.To learn more about Eltek please visit: https://www.eltek.com/ Media enquiries:Issued on behalf of Delta Electronics and Eltek Australia by WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd. www.wmcpr.com.auContact: Karin Siruckova, Marketing & Communications Specialist. E: marketing.au@deltaww.com GS1 signs Result Group as new Strategic Alliance Partner 2021-03-31T05:54:27Z gs1-signs-result-group-as-new-strategic-alliance-partner Melbourne-based supplier of innovative equipment and materials, Result Group, has joined GS1 Australia as a Strategic Alliance Partner to help drive its growth in the Australian market.With a team that has more than 150 years’ experience in product identification technology (labelling, sleeving, coding and marking), value added packaging (reclose, overlabelling and on pack promotions and export-ready packaging), self-adhesive materials with unique adhesive technology and process automation with software control, vision and X-ray inspection, delivering results is in the company’s DNA. All backed up with a service team offering direct technician contact 24/7, 365 days a year and finance for lease and MaaS packages.Result Group has positioned itself to lead the smart packaging revolution in Australia with the launch of a number of digital technologies enabling cross-industry solutions including brand authentication, counterfeiting, track and trace monitoring and consumer engaging content.“Our digital technologies help brands connect the dots between full visibility into their supply chains and the use of real-time consumer data analytics to achieve sustainability goals and inform marketing strategies. With product digitisation and GS1 Digital link, brands have a scalable, future-proof solution to deliver direct to consumer experiences, transparency and proof of brand integrity,” said Michael Dossor, Result Group general manager. Peter Davenport, GS1 Australia alliances manager said GS1 is excited to welcome Result Group to the Alliance Partner Program as it brings a number of key products to our members through print, machinery and materials.“Another great aspect of this relationship is Result Group’s drive for innovation including transforming a brand’s packaging into intelligent digital identifiers through the use of the GS1 Digital Link standard.“Michael Dossor has over 30 years of experience in the packaging industry and is currently representing this industry across various working groups including the Traceability Solution Provider Special Interest Group (SP-SIG) as Co-Chair,” he added.Through the formal partnership, which commenced in February, Result Group will be visible to a wide range of industries, in particular food and beverage, where the need for traceability and focus on food safety has never been stronger. endsAbout GS1 AustraliaGS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. It is best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of "the 50 things that made the world economy". GS1 standards and services improve supply chain efficiency, traceability and food safety across physical and digital channels in the food and beverage sector. With local member organisations in 114 countries, two million user companies and six billion transactions every day, GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes in 25 sectors across the globe. For more information visit the GS1 Australia website www.gs1au.orgAbout Result GroupResult Group is a specialist supplier of Labelling, Shrink Sleeving and Coding & Marking machines as well as Self Adhesive Label stocks to the printing industry. We also develop, engineer and supply Reclose and Reseal systems for food packaging. Our unique packaging products are tailored to specific manufacturing needs in markets such as Food & Beverage, Industrial Products and Other Machinery Suppliers. We have a strong connection to Product Development and Marketing Agencies with a team of over 150 years’ experience in the Packaging Industry. From Product Branding and Promotional Interaction to Traceability and Regulatory marking, Result Group will ADD VALUE, NOT COSTS to your business.Media enquiriesRichard Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, GS1 Australia. E: Richard.jones@gs1au.orgFor any enquiries related to Result Group, please contact Felicia Gagic, Marketing Manager at E: felicia.gagic@resultgroup.com.au Leading Australian Restructuring Firm Branches Out Into Corporate Advisory 2021-03-30T23:15:40Z leading-australian-restructuring-firm-branches-out-into-corporate-advisory-2 MEDIA RELEASE 31 March, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LEADING RESTRUCTURING FIRM BRANCHES OUT INTO CORPORATE ADVISORY    -Mackay Goodwin expands its offering to corporate advisory services-    Leading Corporate Restructuring Advisory firm Mackay Goodwin announced it is expanding its service to include corporate advisory services to help clients grow their business.    The move comes after CEO Domenic Calabretta identified a real need to help businesses navigate some of the economic challenges that have presented themselves during COVID and succeed despite the economic pressures of the last 12 months.    Says Calabretta: “Mackay Goodwin has always specialised in helping businesses recover from economic challenges. Over the last year, it has become very apparent there are also some fantastic organisations, both listed and unlisted, as well as start-ups, which require specialist corporate advice about the most suitable business structure, growing their operations organically, how to secure funding or attract new investors, and how to execute mergers and acquisitions.”   “While we will continue to help businesses to restructure, it is imperative for our economy that new businesses can emerge, with a solid foundation for success, and the team at Mackay Goodwin is passionate about helping them to flourish,” he continues.   Mackay Goodwin has appointed two Joint Head of Advisory to head the new team. Anthony Lucic has more than 15 years of insight and experience advising business and government organisations. Anthony has worked closely with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as international governing bodies, in particular throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His experience directing multiple business units simultaneously, maximising investment outcomes, driving commercial initiatives, mitigating risk and ensuring advisory expectations are met, offer a breadth of knowledge for Mackay Goodwin’s new Advisory division.  Michael J. Bogue (BCom) is a lateral thinking M&A practitioner and senior business executive with more than 25 years’ top tier experience across numerous industry sectors. He has worked in both large and boutique style M&A practices most notably within JPMorgan Chase & Co’s investment banking unit as Co-Head of Mining & Metals for Asia Pacific and Australian Oil & Gas. He has held a variety of senior executive management positions within ASX and internationally listed corporations. His experience ranging from large-scale cross border M&A transactions through to start-ups makes him ideally placed to advise businesses on scaling, debt and equity capital raisings and moving towards ASX listing. “We are thrilled to have two such strong candidates to launch our advisory business, especially as their combined skillset allows them to work across all business sizes, geographies, and industries. We welcome Michael and Anthony to the team,” says Calabretta.    “The team is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and corporates to meet their business objectives and prosper in these challenging times. Navigating business set-up and structure, and securing finance, even as banks have tightened lending criteria, is critical for Australia’s economic growth,” he continues.   The move into a corporate advisory service offering is just the first step, with the company also announcing the launch on a free online Business Health Check assessment tool to help businesses at all stages of their life cycle.    “Our online Business Health Check tool is a comprehensive way for businesses of all sizes to assess what they are doing well and where there are gaps,” says Calabretta. “In keeping with our new business advisory focus, the Online Business Health Check covers different areas which help define business success, including sales and marketing, IT systems, as well as financial health,” he concludes.   The Business Health check is free for businesses to use and can be accessed here.     ends     About Mackay Goodwin: Founded by CEO Domenic Calabretta, Mackay Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading insolvency and restructure businesses and has carved a niche successfully working with stakeholders in distressed businesses. The company handles everything from complex restructures and recoveries for listed companies and on behalf of various financial institutions to advising SMEs and finding the most appropriate business solution that works for all parties.   Mackay Goodwin is offering several free advisory activities for businesses who find themselves in trouble. Aside from free webinars, it has also released a downloadable business survival pack. It is also providing an initial free consultation with businesses, and to assist the business community its staff have committed to providing two hours of their day free of charge to affected businesses for the next six months. Link to business Health check: https://www.mackaygoodwin.com.au/insights/will-business-health-check-change-direction-business/     For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Fiona Hamann on 0415 191 659 or fiona_hamann@hamanncommunication.com   50th anniversary of barcode today-31 March 2021 2021-03-30T22:20:40Z 50th-anniversary-of-barcode-today-31-march-2021 Fifty years ago, on 31 March 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together and transformed the global economy forever by developing the Global Trade Item Number (known as the 'GTIN'). This numerical code uniquely identifies every single product and is the core of the barcode, the most important supply chain standard in history. Today, the barcode is scanned over six billion times every day and remains one of the most trusted symbols in the world.Watch video about this important anniversary (and the future):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuP5_x8CG0M&t=1sMaria Palazzolo, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of GS1 Australia said, "I firmly believe that the digitalisation of the GTIN is one of the most significant milestones in the life of our organisation."From the linear EAN/UPC barcode to 2DBarcodes, the need to capture more than just product and pricing information is becoming more urgent and increasingly important. In order to do this successfully we must bring industry together to collaborate and to harmonise. The journey into the future has well and truly begun."GS1 standards such as the barcode continue to help make the vast complexity of modern, global business flow quickly, efficiently and securely, simplifying all kinds of supply chain processes in almost every sector all around the world. However, as consumers demand more and better product information, it is time to bring barcodes to the next level. Developments towards next-generation barcodes (for example square barcodes like QR codes), which can hold vastly more information, should be used to empower consumers with trusted information and reshape global commerce, just as the GTIN did half a century ago.50 years agoThe 1971 historic meeting took place in New York City and included leaders from the biggest names in groceries, retail and consumer goods at the time, including Heinz, General Mills, Kroger and Bristol Meyer. The executives agreed to create a system to uniquely identify every single product, calling it the Global Trade Item Number, or GTIN. With great foresight, they believed that the GTIN could have a positive impact even beyond the grocery store - from warehouses to board rooms - and would boost speed and efficiency of transactions and processes that could transform everything from supply chains to consumer experiences. And they agreed at the meeting to continue to innovate together to create a system that would benefit businesses and consumers alike. Decades later, the BBC named the resulting outcome one of "the 50 things that made the world economy." More information and quotes are in the attached media release.TO INTERVIEW Maria Palazzolo, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia or Marcel Sieira, Chief Customer Officer, GS1 Australia please contact: Marian Makram-Perkins T: 03 8581 5940 E: marian.makram-perkins@gs1au.orgAbout GS1 Australia GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. We are best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of "the 50 things that made the world economy". GS1 standards and services improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors. With local Member Organisations in 114 countries, 2 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day, GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe. For more information visit the GS1 Australia website: https://www.gs1au.org/ Tricentis Acquires Leading Performance Testing Company Neotys 2021-03-30T22:00:00Z tricentis-acquires-leading-performance-testing-company-neotys-1 Sydney, Australia — March 31, 2021 — Tricentis, the world’s #1 testing platform for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of Neotys, a leading performance testing company. As organisations grapple with the increased number of cloud-native, mobile, and enterprise packaged applications, the need for an integrated, end-to-end approach to test automation has never been greater. With this acquisition, Tricentis will further expand its AI-driven, end-to-end continuous testing platform to offer the most comprehensive testing solution to accelerate software delivery and innovation. Neotys’ flagship product, NeoLoad, will be added to the Tricentis portfolio, giving customers an enterprise-grade performance testing solution with the broadest coverage of enterprise packaged applications, including SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and Workday. NeoLoad is the leading performance testing offering on the market for enterprises looking to verify application response time, availability, and scalability for mobile, web, and packaged applications. NeoLoad provides testers and developers with automatic test design and maintenance, the most realistic user behaviour simulation, fast root cause analysis, and built-in integrations with the entire DevOps toolchain. More than 600 enterprise customers, including BNP Paribas, Dell, Lufthansa, McKesson, and Verizon utilise NeoLoad for comprehensive performance testing. “We are excited to welcome the Neotys team to Tricentis as we join forces to accelerate enterprises’ digital transformation with automated software testing,” said Sandeep Johri, chief executive officer at Tricentis. “The combination of Tricentis and Neotys will further enable organisations to ensure consistent quality across all software releases by taking a standardised approach to delivering continuous performance, reliability, and scalability from development to production.” Together, Tricentis and Neotys deliver the industry’s most complete solution to dramatically accelerate software delivery, reduce costs, and improve quality across custom and enterprise applications. “We are looking forward to joining Tricentis, the industry leader in continuous testing,” said Thibaud Bussière, president and co-founder at Neotys. “Today’s Agile and DevOps teams are looking for ways to be more strategic and eliminate manual tasks and implement automated solutions to work more efficiently and effectively. As part of Tricentis, we’ll be able to eliminate laborious testing tasks to allow teams to focus on high-value analysis and performance engineering.” For more information, visit https://www.tricentis.com/blog/announcing-tricentis-neotys-acquisition/ and read the blog from Tricentis CEO Sandeep Johri. Join the webinar on March 30 - https://www.tricentis.com/events/behind-the-tricentis-neotys-acquisition/ . About Tricentis Tricentis is the global leader in enterprise continuous testing, widely credited for reinventing software testing for DevOps, cloud, and enterprise applications. The Tricentis AI-based, continuous testing platform provides a new and fundamentally different way to perform software testing. An approach that’s totally automated, fully codeless, and intelligently driven by AI. It addresses both agile development and complex enterprise apps, enabling enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation by dramatically increasing software release speed, reducing costs, and improving software quality. Tricentis has been widely recognised as the leader by all major industry analysts, including being named the leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant five years in a row. Tricentis has more than 1,400 customers, including the largest brands in the world, such as McKesson, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Allianz, Telstra, Rockwell Automation, and Vodafone. To learn more, visit https://www.tricentis.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Media Contacts Antoinette Georgopoulos Einsteinz Communications antoinette@einsteinz.com.au DDLS launches advisory consultancy DDLS People 2021-03-30T04:00:06Z ddls-launches-advisory-consultancy-ddls-people DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, has expanded its business operations with the launch of its new advisory consultancy brand, DDLS People.The new business unit builds off DDLS’ 20-year history of delivering complex logistics and supply chain projects, as well as learning and development activities to the Australian government, primarily the Department of Defence.DDLS People will continue to provide these services to the Department of Defence, while increasing and improving its offering to include strategic advisory and project management services. The new investment is aimed at expanding the company’s reach into the greater public sector, as well as private enterprises.Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS commented, “This is an exciting step for DDLS as we continue to expand our reach into strategic advisory services. The launch of DDLS People is our commitment to innovate the way we service our clients with skilled consultancy. DDLS People has a long and established history working with the Department of Defence and a range of Government organisations and corporations to deliver successful programs and outcomes.”DDLS People provides services to some of the largest agencies within the Department of Defence and has a solid track record of delivering results with commitment and passion over two decades. Since its inception, DDLS People has delivered over 200 Defence projects and upwards of 1,000 logistics systems training courses per year, to organisations such as the Navy, Army and Air Force.“We help organisations test and implement a range of project and program management methodologies depending on their businesses requirements. These methodologies drive a path towards workflow optimisation to improve business productivity and profitability, while ensuring compliance. We also develop large-scale customised training programs for organisations and deliver these via flexible modalities including face-to-face classroom learning and more recently a virtual classroom model to facilitate remote learning,” added Karen Smith, DDLS People Account Director.DDLS People has expertise across four key competencies:Learning & DevelopmentThe delivery of custom end-to-end learning and development outcomes for organisations, which are aligned to overall business strategies and delivered via traditional face-to-face, blended classroom learning, virtual classrooms, e-learning or remote learning.Logistics & Supply ChainAdvisory services across the full suite of supply chain strategy, management, planning, analysis, performance, optimisation, assurance, and reporting. DDLS People collaboratively creates the most effective and efficient solution for any aspect of an Integrated Logistics Support or supply chain project.Portfolio, Program & Project ManagementDDLS People delivers multi-year, multi-million-dollar business and technology initiatives. The team comprises a mix of qualified program directors, project and change managers, project controllers including schedulers, risk managers, assurance, and cost estimation experts, as well as program and project administrative support personnel.Strategic & Management ConsultingManagement experts bring considerable industry knowledge to objectively assess high-level business challenges, utilising a range of methodologies including desktop reviews, facilitated workshops, business process mapping, co-designed solution options, SWOT, ‘what if’ and scenario analysis, benchmarking, and balanced scorecards.The DDLS Portfolio of business units now consists of DDLS Training, The Australian Institute of ICT and DDLS People, with eight offices across Australia and Asia.For more information on DDLS People, visit https://www.ddlspeople.com.au.- END -About DDLSDDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals remain up to date with new processes, technology, and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses.About DDLS PeopleDDLS People has been providing strategic and advisory services in learning and development, logistics and program and project management for 20 years. We are a specialist team of experienced professionals who help analyse and understand your business challenges, and work with you to create and implement solutions. The business has a long and successful history with the Department of Defence, and we have broadened our client base to include a range of Government organisations and corporations. Tech Device Offers Entertainment Without the Screen Dramas: G-mee Play delivers balanced road trip entertainment these holidays 2021-03-29T21:31:51Z tech-device-offers-entertainment-without-the-screen-dramas-g-mee-play-delivers-balanced-road-trip-entertainment-these-holidays 55% of Australians are planning a road trip this year and with the Easter school holidays beginning soon, experts in child focussed technology and behaviour are warning parents of the dangers of screen time during travel and suggesting a change in the device they offer their kids. Aussie developed G-mee Play is one device that allows kids of today to enjoy the portable entertainment experiences their parents once enjoyed, without the dangers of excess screen time. Meet two Aussie dads working together and using their expertise to help families find the balance for meaningful screen time, just in time for the holidays. Brad Marshall is The Unplugged Psychologist who says that COVID-19 has changed the relationship that young children (4-14 years) have with technology. He also says that school holidays can be one of the most difficult times to manage screen use in a family, especially when there are long stretches of travel or a road trip involved. “In my experience parents set out with an ideal plan in their head around limiting kids screen use so they can reconnect with each other, but when the stress of travel hits, that all flies out the window,” Mr Marshall explains. “I’m sure there are plenty of parents who thought they would just use the tablet or phone for small bursts in the car, and before you know it it’s a screaming match in the hotel foyer or restaurant as your kids are glued to the screen.” “The G-mee Play allows kids to downtime through music or audio books without the visual rabbit hole that can detract from the human experiences of the quintessential Aussie family holiday,” Mr Marshall commented. Charlie Brown is the tech expert and father behind the Aussie innovation, G-mee Play – a smart device that was created with young users – and their parents - in mind. For families with young digital users (5-14 years), G-mee Play encourages auditory forms of entertainment so that young eyes can see more of the world around them to enjoy a more balanced relationship with technology on the road and in life. “Parents all remember their portable cassette and CD players, and how they were entertained on family trips. G-mee Play offers kids these entertainment experiences but delivers them via apps that are approved by their parents, like streaming music, podcasts, audio books and mindfulness exercises” said Mr Brown. “There’s so much to see on a road trip, and the G-mee Play encourages kids to use their ears for entertainment, and while doing so, they are also seeing nature, different towns and landmarks as they travel with their family.” “With the G-mee Play, kids can have a personal entertainment experience and parents can allow or not allow the apps accessed on the journey by using the built in pin lock parental controls. This creates a managed adventure for the kids within the approved apps accessible on the device. By selecting audio entertainment apps only, the whole family can be entertained, but their eyes will be free to look elsewhere.” The G-mee Play smart player RRP is $99.95 and available via g-mee.com, Amazon.com.au, ebay.com.au, catch.com.au. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Charlie Brown, G-mee Play creator and father, discusses how parents can take back the power of kids’ technology use on road trips for a more meaningful journey. Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, discusses the technology pitfalls parents may fall into during holiday road trips and how to avoid arguing with kids about technology use. For more information on G-mee, visit www.g-mee.com. ENDS Editor’s Note: Interview Opportunity: G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is available for interview on request.High quality imagery availableB-Roll footage available For further information, imagery and media enquiries contact:Maria Crema, Crema PR, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au More information: Kids and cyber safetyIn 2020, just under half (46%) of Australian children aged 6 to 13 used a mobile phone, up from 41% in 2015(4). In the 14-17 age bracket, 9 in 10 Australian teens have a mobile phone(5). Interestingly, nearly 6 in 10 young people (8-17 years) who reported a negative experience online, identified emotional and/or psychological impacts as a result(2).A majority (94%) of parents identify their child's online safety as a priority, however parents lack confidence in dealing with certain negative online experiences their child may face, such as cyberbullying and online threats(3). Sources:Tourism Australia researchOffice of the eSafety Commissioner – State of Play – Youth, kids and digital dangerseSafety Research Parenting Digital AgeACMA – Kids and mobiles: How Australian children are using mobile phonesRoy Morgan Single Source Australia, July 2015 – June 2016 New “CISO View” Survey on Zero Trust Highlights Credential Theft Trends for New Types of Identities 2021-03-25T23:33:27Z new-ciso-view-survey-on-zero-trust-highlights-credential-theft-trends-for-new-types-of-identities Sydney – 26 March 2021 – A new survey released by CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in Identity Security, found that 97 percent of senior security executives say attackers are increasingly trying to steal one or more types of credentials. As organisations move assets to the cloud, increase third-party access to corporate resources, and enable sustained remote work models, attackers are targeting non-traditional user populations that may not be adequately protected. Sponsored by CyberArk, “The CISO View 2021 Survey: Zero Trust and Privileged Access,” demonstrates consensus around the value of Zero Trust and a growing sense of urgency for securing privileged access. The survey revealed a marked shift in spear-phishing and impersonation attack patterns: The most widely reported group facing increased attacks is end-users – including business users with access to sensitive data. A majority of respondents (56 percent) report such users as being increasingly targeted by attackers. Attacks are also on the rise against senior leadership (48 percent), third-party vendors and contractors (39 percent), and DevOps and cloud engineers (33 percent). Widespread increases in credential theft attempts were reported for personal data (70 percent) and financial systems and data (66 percent). This is clear evidence of attackers’ interest in gaining “high-value” access – access to highly sensitive systems that are often held by end-users rather than administrators for example. In response to these shifting attack patterns, security leaders are embracing Zero Trust models: Eighty-eight percent of respondents said adopting more of a Zero Trust approach is “very important” or “important.” To implement a Zero Trust model, the top priority was controls focusing on Identity and Access Management (IAM), chosen by 45 percent of respondents. Several types of IAM controls were favored to protect access to sensitive systems. Just-in-time access controls were highly valued, with 87 percent of respondents saying reducing standing privileges is an “important” or “very important” aspect of Zero Trust. Because attackers recognise the value of non-IT identities and are exploiting weaknesses in protecting these identities because of operational challenges, there is a need for security solutions that work despite internal constraints: Endpoint security remains an operational challenge for 94 percent of respondents - 46 percent said that installing and maintaining agents made endpoint security challenging. Eighty-six percent said user experience optimisation is “important” or “very important,” highlighting a need for security tools and policies that will not be bypassed or ignored due to security fatigue. “Reverberations from the SolarWinds attack continue to underscore the need to protect privileged credentials and break the attack chain to organisations’ most valuable assets,” said Mike O’Malley, senior vice president, Global Marketing, CyberArk. “As new identities multiply across the enterprise, this survey emphasises the importance of a Zero Trust-based approach to Identity Security. For security leaders seeking to mitigate the risks of spear-phishing, impersonation attacks and other forms of compromise, we believe the peer experiences captured in the CISO View reports will serve as an invaluable tool, no matter where their organisation is on the Zero Trust maturity curve.” The survey is a companion to “The CISO View: Protecting Privileged Access in a Zero Trust Model.” The fifth in The CISO View series, it is based on in-depth interviews with a panel of 12 top security executives from Global 1000 companies. The panel shared their firsthand experiences around protecting privileged access while transitioning to Zero Trust, including an analysis of risks and recommended controls. To download the reports and view related materials, visit www.cyberark.com/cisoview. About the Survey The CISO View Survey is based on an online survey with 100 security executives from large enterprises conducted in Q4 2020. The CISO View series was developed in conjunction with independent research firm Robinson Insight. About CyberArk CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The world’s leading organisations trust CyberArk to help secure their most critical assets. To learn more about CyberArk, visit https://www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blogs or follow on Twitter via @CyberArk, LinkedIn or Facebook. Carlton icon The French Lettuce looking forward to welcoming customers once more 2021-03-24T07:57:58Z carlton-icon-the-french-lettuce-looking-forward-to-welcoming-customers-once-more-1 Melbourne, Australia -- 24 March 2021Modern Australian patisserie The French Lettuce Carlton will reopen to customers this Friday, 26 March after a month of renovations to upgrade the venue’s layout. Locals will again be able to enjoy a cup of Veneziano coffee and plenty of slices, tarts and pastries featuring local artisanal ingredients with French and Italian inspiration. Since pastry chef Peter Brown and wife Nicole took over ownership in 2003 after the venue opened in the ‘80s, The French Lettuce has been cheered for its cakes -- supplying masterpieces for the likes of Katy Perry, Bert Newton and Eddie McGuire. The team has also made a replica of Prince William’s and Princess Kate’s wedding cake for a private celebration. The Brown children Campbell, Molly and Hudson became managers of the café in 2017 and despite the difficulties last year presented, The French Lettuce opened a second, bigger site in Bulleen in early August 2020 and is proving to be a favourite with locals. The French Lettuce has been featured in Broadsheet, Fairfax, Urban List and on Channel Nine’s Postcards TV program. It has been recognised for its culinary prowess, having been awarded best vanilla slice in Melbourne by The Age and runner-up in the same category by the Herald Sun, among other achievements. The patisserie gives back to the community through its involvement with the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and donations, including leftover food, to the Salvation Army, Oznam House, Sisters of the Poor and St Mary’s House of Welcome.The French Lettuce will also get involved in this year’s Good Friday Appeal by donating the money made from sales of its popular vanilla slice at both locations from Monday, 29 March to Good Friday (2 April). Co-manager Hudson Brown says, “We are really looking forward to contributing to this year’s Good Friday Appeal as a way of giving back to the community.“We plan to sell 3500 units of vanilla slices so we want Melburnians to have morning tea with us next week for a great cause.” Media outlets are able to organise an interview with Hudson Brown through Eat Marketing Concepts. Recent photos can be found here. About The French Lettuce:The French Lettuce is a family-owned and -operated company specialising in traditional and modern Australian patisserie and bakery products.Since the early 1980s, The French Lettuce has consistently been a staple in Melbourne’s food culture scene as a premier cake and bakery goods business. The French Lettuce team attempts to live up to this expectation every day, particularly focusing on extensive customer experiences. ​Since the early 2000s, the Brown Family has introduced its philosophy of true-to-heart customer relationships and an honest approach to food production. About Eat Marketing Concepts:Eat Marketing Concepts focuses on delivering simple and value-driven marketing solutions to small food and hospitality businesses.We understand that many small-sized food businesses are time poor and sometimes require guidance in relation to simple marketing exercises to include public relations, developing promotional offers and social media. At Eat Marketing Concepts, we ensure our customers learn and understand how they can market their brand effectively and economically in a way that will stand out from their competitors.