The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-25T19:27:15Z The Importance of Call Tracking in Marketing Campaigns 2021-01-25T19:27:15Z the-importance-of-call-tracking-in-marketing-campaigns If you work in digital marketing, then you’ll appreciate that every bit of data helps when it comes to putting together a winning strategy. Whether you’re running a Facebook campaign or optimising webpages for Google, the importance of understanding what drives clicks is key. However one area of marketing that many people overlook is call tracking.  With just some basic software, you can unearth a host of analytics data that will take your campaigns to a whole new level. Want to find out more? Check out this blog from the experts at WildJar.  Link phone calls to campaign efforts  Don’t have call tracking set up? You’re missing half the picture. Without call tracking software running alongside your campaigns, you can’t accurately determine what’s working and what's not. Yes, analytics allows you to measure online conversions, but what about when someone calls your business directly instead of clicking a link or filling out a form? By using call tracking software, you’re trading confusion for certainty. The end result is a more comprehensive picture of your entire campaign.  Dynamic Number Insertion Dynamic Number Insertion (DNI) works wonders if you want to understand customer behaviour on a deeper level. This software feature assigns a unique number to each contact based on their source, allowing you to see where they are calling from. If they decide to log off and come back to your site at a later date, they’ll keep the same identifier so you’re never left guessing. Dynamic Number Insertion also helps marketers track offline behaviour for added information and context.  Refine customer service with call recordings and transcripts Everyone knows that customer service is key, particularly when it comes to driving sales and building a great reputation. The good news is call tracking software can help marketers to improve the way they communicate with customers. Recordings of past conversations are invaluable for training purposes as they can be used to upskill staff who may need help improving their phone manner or understanding of products. Simply review with a senior member of the team, provide feedback, and refine the process as required. Call recordings can also be used to update and modify marketing campaigns in a broad sense. Use transcripts to identify the keywords and types of language that callers are using when they make an enquiry. From there, update website and ad copy accordingly to really maximise the appeal of your content.   Multichannel attribution Being able to track the customer’s entire journey has been a game changer. Thanks to multi-attribution tracking, marketers can view every channel that a customer has come into contact with before picking up the phone. This allows you to learn more about user behaviour which in turn can help you to better allocate resources and optimise specific strategies. Multichannel awareness is all about giving you a better understanding of the whole picture, so the right decisions can be made and the best results can be achieved across the board.  Speak to us about lead generation call tracking software  Lead generation call tracking software can make a world of difference to marketing campaigns. Whether you want to learn more about the user journey, improve customer experience or measure the effectiveness of your efforts across different channels, it’s something you can’t afford to go without.  To find out more about call tracking for marketers and what this software can do for your business, get in touch with the friendly team at WildJar. Call today or complete an online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Using a Powerful Magic to Deal with a Breast Cancer Diagnosis 2021-01-24T23:22:52Z using-a-powerful-magic-to-deal-with-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis Stacy Nottle, the author of Breastless, isn’t one to chant charms or believe that breast cancer can be overcome just by magic. But she does believe that through the creative process—in her case, writing—she has found a way to live well despite her cancer.   Further, she felt it was vital to, take a long, hard, uncomfortable look at her baggage and ask questions around self-worth, femininity, friendship, and grief. Why was this important to her breast cancer survival? Because readers will be reminded—just as Stacy was during her cancer journey—that they are beautiful, amazing, strong, and braver than they think.                 Stacy uses magical quotes throughout her book to underline each step in her journey. Sometimes whimsical but always inspiring, one of these is from Terri Windling[1]: “Community, friendship, art: stirred together, they make a powerful magic. Used wisely, it can save your life. I know that it saved mine”.                 It’s time for the blunt question though:  Does creativity really have any health benefits? Well, according to James Clear’s article[2] published in 2010, in the American Journal of Public Health, the answer is an unequivocal, yes! More than 100 research studies concluded that there is a positive “impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself”. Stacy’s book is about her journey through her cancer diagnosis, treatment, and what comes after that. It’s about her search for an answer to, ‘Crap! How the hell am I going to survive this?’ She talks about the voices in her head—The Committee—and how she has learnt to live with the hand that she has been dealt. It’s about enjoying life again, taking each day as it comes, and valuing freedom. Stacy hopes that each of us—regardless of circumstances—will come away from reading her book acknowledging the importance of self-love and living authentically. This is Stacy’s second book and the insights, rawness, and quirky take on a frightening disease—the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia[3]—is well worth the read. Find out more about Stacy, and her books, Breastless (2021) and After the Flood (2019), from her website: [1] Terri Windling – Myth & Moor (2020), On the creative process, viewed December 2020, <> [2] James Clear (2020), Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity, viewed December 2020, <> [3] Australian Government – Cancer Australia (2020), Breast cancer in Australia statistics, viewed in December 2020, <> Getting a US Mortgage With Foreign Income 2021-01-23T23:53:17Z getting-a-us-mortgage-with-foreign-income Borderless Mortgagor Group works with hundreds of lenders but many of these firms are relatively unheard of or difficult to access.These banks, specialist funds and lenders fly under the radar of most, but they facilitate a substantial part of the high net worth mortgage market.  Borderless Mortgagor Group mortgage offering includes: • Residential Mortgages  • Buy to Let Mortgages  • Commercial Finance  • Development Finance  • Bridging Finance  • Asset Finance  • We arrange mortgages across the world Our major markets can be found wherever there is a solid lending and property market with international appeal. This includes but is not limited to: • The United Kingdom  • Australia • United States- All 50 states • Spain • Germany • Portugal • Switzerland • United Arab Emirates Here are examples of the deals we are able to source for our clients through these channels. USA Mortgage type: US Foreign National Mortgage Program For Overseas Residents Property: Santa Barbara, California Property Price: $750,000 LTV: 75% Rate: 3.84% Term: 30 years-5/1ARM Australia Mortgage Type: Australian Non-Resident Mortgage Property: Brisbane, Australia Property Price: $640,000 LTV: 75% Rate: 4.88% Term: 30 years (variable) Borderless negotiates individual terms and conditions with all of these lenders. In a fragmented market, we know exactly which firms to approach based on the circumstances of each client. We understand the nuances of each lender and each type of mortgage, we navigate the market for our clients to pick out the very best terms and conditions. Borderless Mortgagor Group Offices in Melbourne, Singapore, Florida, Cyprus & London Diagnostic Flexibility at Your Fingertips with New, Versatile 12MP Diagnostic Display 2021-01-22T12:20:25Z diagnostic-flexibility-at-your-fingertips-with-new-versatile-12mp-diagnostic-display 22nd January 2021 – Barco, a global leader in visualisation technology, has released a new 12MP healthcare diagnostic display system for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and breast imaging. The Nio Fusion 12MP display is a highly topical answer to changing expectations and standards in diagnostic workstations.   The diagnostic display as office companion Rachel Coxon, Vice President Healthcare at Barco APAC said, “Expectations of how diagnostic displays will enhance workflows are increasing among radiologists. Workstations are now expected to be able to handle all modalities, including those used for images of highly dense breast tissue. Work environments are also becoming more flexible, in response to the growing home reading trend globally, including Asia.  Lightweight, flexible and long-lasting solutions are needed to fulfil the need to diagnose from the hospital, clinic or home office.”   Barco’s answer: Nio Fusion 12MP The Nio Fusion has a 12MP screen resolution, which makes it suitable for multiple PACS images and breast imaging modalities including breast tomosynthesis. The Fusion design eliminates the need for multiple portrait displays or complex installations. A Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) function makes it possible to attach a second workstation to the display and switch between two computers at the touch of a button, simplifying scheduling and the management of the workstation fleet. The Nio Fusion 12MP is calibrated to meet the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard for greyscales, and Barco’s SteadyColorTMtechnology guarantees consistent, calibrated colors over time. The luminance of the Nio Fusion 12MP is well above industry standard, which is further enhanced by Uniform Luminance Technology to make sure that all areas of the screen maintain the same brightness. The Nio Fusion 12MP model is thin, lightweight and was designed to mirror people's natural field of vision to reduce head, hand and eye movements. SoftGlowTM task and wall lights, along with the Ambient Light Sensor and Compensation, also reduce eye strain and the potential for eye fatigue over time. Nio Fusion 12MP is driven by a powerful Barco MXRT display controller, offering radiologists a set of workflow support tools, such as SpotViewTM and RapidFrameTM that also greatly increase diagnostic accuracy. It has also earned Barco's Eco Product label after receiving an A+ ecoscore for enhancements in display power efficiency, the display’s compact and stackable packaging and regionally adapted content that lowers carbon footprint and waste. Rachel Coxon concludes: “CIO and PACS managers are increasingly challenged with the needs of physicians and QA staff to support the reading of complex cases while still managing budget pressures and constraints of assuring uptime and efficiency. The Nio Fusion 12MP offers a long-lasting future proof investment approved for both radiology and mammography use, simplifying fleet management and reducing investment. At the same time, it can help the QA team manage the quality and compliance effortlessly through automatic QA, assuring compliance and uptime of PACS workstations."     About Barco Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents. For more information, visit our website, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). For media queries, please contact: Aashna Khurana | M: +91 9999000309 | E:   Progress Releases New Kendo UI Native Components for Angular, React, Vue and jQuery 2021-01-22T05:10:41Z progress-releases-new-kendo-ui-native-components-for-angular-react-vue-and-jquery Sydney, Australia —January 22, 2021—Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, today announced the new release of Progress® Kendo UI®, the industry’s most complete collection of JavaScript UI components. Today’s release includes more than 24 new UI components across all Kendo UI libraries, support for Angular 11 and React 17 as well as major enhancements for some of its most popular components.   Kendo UI is the ultimate collection of JavaScript UI components with native libraries for the widely used frameworks—Angular, React, Vue and jQuery. Kendo UI enables developers to quickly build eye-catching, high-performance, responsive web applications and to effortlessly deploy a consistent look and feel, using rich styling options and customisable themes.   New to Kendo UI® JavaScript component libraries:   ·       Kendo UI® for Angular: With a number of new components available including DropDownTree, MultiColumnComboBox, TileLayout, FloatingActionButton and more, Kendo UI for Angular brings to market support for Angular 11 and unprecedented levels of simplicity, consistency and customisation capabilities.   ·       KendoReact™: KendoReact is the only UI library React developers need to speed business app development. This release includes new components, such as TileLayout, DropDownTree, MultiColumnComboBox, FloatingActionButton, BottomNavigation, ListBox, Icon and SvgIcon, and feature improvements, including built-in keyboard navigation as well as user interface enhancements.  KendoReact offered zero-day support for React 17.   ·       Kendo UI® for Vue: The new release of Kendo UI for Vue, the most comprehensive commercial library of native Vue components on the market, provides a rich set of features and customisable functionality. It offers new native components, including MultiSelect, Window, TimePicker, DateTimePicker and Slider. The Grid provides keyboard navigation and a multi-select option on the column menu.   ·       Kendo UI® for jQuery: Kendo UI for jQuery is the complete jQuery UI component library that enables developers to quickly build high-performance responsive web applications. The library has new components, including a FloatingActionButton, BottomNavigation, ExpansionPanel, RadioGroup, CheckboxGroup. New features enhancements include export capabilities, sorting, table alignment, keyboard navigation and more.   “We are extremely proud of the R1 2021 release of the Kendo UI product line as it brings to market a robust set of new components and many feature enhancements,” said Loren Jarrett, GM, Developer Tools Business, Progress. “Kendo UI continues to lead the market by providing smart solutions to challenging problems that let developers create high quality, modern, engaging applications faster than ever before.”   The R1 2021 release is available today. To learn more about the new capabilities and features, go to or register for the live R1 2021 Kendo UI release webinar on Jan. 29 or tune in to Twitch to see them in action.     Additional Resources ·         Follow Progress on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn ·         Read the Progress blog     About Progress Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides the leading products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Our comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive and we have a deep commitment to the developer community, both open source and commercial alike. With Progress, organisations can accelerate the creation and delivery of strategic business applications, automate the process by which apps are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure—leading to competitive differentiation and business success. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000+ enterprise customers, and a three-million-strong developer community rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.    ###   Progress, KendoReact, and Kendo UI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Progress Leads the Market with the Richest Truly Native Blazor UI Component Suite in the Industry 2021-01-22T05:09:21Z progress-leads-the-market-with-the-richest-truly-native-blazor-ui-component-suite-in-the-industry Sydney, Australia —January 22, 2021—Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, today announced the R1 2021 release of Progress® Telerik®, the most powerful .NET software developer tools collection available. With this release, Progress expands its leadership position for Blazor by now offering more than 65 native UI components and over 100 grid features. In addition, the new release adds to Telerik Reporting support for .NET 5 Official and a next-level report engine. Progress will host a release webinar on Tuesday, January 26, 11 am–1 pm ET.   Progress® Telerik® UI for Blazor empowers developers to build high-performance, attractive applications in half the time. With the new UI components, including Splitter, Slider, Range Slider and Loader Container, developers can quickly control layout, select numerical values and improve the user experience related to data and operations while the app is loading. New Grid capabilities include Loading Animation, Load Groups on Demand and Multi-Checkbox Filters.   “Blazor continues to be the top choice for many developers, enabling them to quickly build and deploy apps, leveraging their existing .NET skills,” said Loren Jarrett, GM, Developer Tools, Progress. “We’ve made it our mission to be the de facto standard for native Blazor UI components. With this release, we continue to deliver on that promise to developers, adding new powerful capabilities and enhancements with the most native Blazor components available anywhere.”   Telerik Reporting The next-level Report Engine provides significant enhancements to the popular Telerik® Reporting. The new release provides an improved Web Report Designer, easier to implement form type reports, industry-leading vector representation of SVG images in PDF documents and enhanced stability of the report pagination. Progress has also included a bonus ability to dynamically change the height of the PageHeader and PageFooter sections using Bindings. Telerik Reporting also now ships with support for .NET 5 Official, which includes WPF Report Viewer, WinForms Report Viewer and Report Web Service, to support web and desktop apps of any flavor.     In addition, Progress released a multitude of new components and enhancements across its product portfolio, including:   ·       Telerik® UI for ASP.NET Core and Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC: New components include Floating Action Button, Bottom Navigation, Expansion Panel and more. Progress has also released enhancements to the Grid and Editor components. The Keyboard Navigation and Accessibility of the ScrollView, Drawer, Timeline, TileLayout components have been improved and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core provides support for .NET 5 Official and new Visual Studio Code Wizard.   ·       Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX: A Breadcrumb component is available, and the Grid Export has been enhanced. The Telerik Document Processing now includes WordsProcessing support for content controls and more.   ·       Telerik® UI for WPF: A New CardView control is added along with accessibility improvements. TileList now supports horizontal layout, PdfViewer is compatible with Type 3 fonts and WordsProcessing supports content controls.   ·       Telerik® UI for WinForms: A Toast Notification Manager component and a PictureBox control with SVG support and pan and zoom are added. The release brings a new Office 2019 theme, PdfViewer support for Type 3 fonts and WordsProcessing support for content controls.   ·       Telerik® UI for WinUI: New components include Ribbon, BarCode, Rating, BusyIndicator and Pagination.   ·       Telerik® UI for Xamarin: An official release of the RichTextEditor component, new TabView and DataGrid features and improvements and DarkMode support for all controls in the suite are now available.   ·       Telerik® Reporting and Telerik® Report Server: The Web Report Designer is integrated into Visual Studio for Reporting, plus a new and advanced Report Engine is released. The suite offers support for .NET 5 Official for Reporting.   ·       Telerik® Test Studio® Dev Edition: The Test Studio Recorder UI is redesigned and offers improved UX. The speed and performance of element-highlighting features has been optimised and a new recorder panel interface is available. The suite includes improved translators for Telerik UI for Blazor Window and Grid support for grouping, sorting and expanding/collapsing group Grid actions. The release offers a new Test Studio UI theme with dark mode for seamless optical integration into Visual Studio.   ·       Telerik® JustMock: The speed and performance of the executing unit are optimised. A new Debug Window with enhanced UI/UX improves the debugging experience.     The R1 2021 release is available today. To learn more about the new capabilities and features, go to or register for the live R1 2021 Telerik release webinar or tune in to Twitch to see them in action.     Additional Resources ·         Follow Progress on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn ·         Read the Progress blog     About Progress Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides the leading products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Our comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive and we have a deep commitment to the developer community, both open source and commercial alike. With Progress, organisations can accelerate the creation and delivery of strategic business applications, automate the process by which apps are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure—leading to competitive differentiation and business success. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000+ enterprise customers, and a three-million-strong developer community rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.  ###   Progress, Telerik and Test Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. MORE HELP FOR AUSSIES IN NEED AS COUNTRY’S LARGEST PHARMACY RETAILER TEAMS UP WITH NEW SUPPLEMENTS BRAND 2021-01-22T01:10:09Z more-help-for-aussies-in-need-as-country-s-largest-pharmacy-retailer-teams-up-with-new-supplements-brand-1 Kynd has a commitment that for every one product sold, one Immunity product is donated to an Australian in need, including the homeless and those in women’s refuges. Since launching in June last year, the brand has donated more than 25,000 Immunity products to 16 charity partners around the country.      That number is set to increase. From today, all six of Kynd’s products will be available in more than 350 Chemist Warehouse stores across Australia.     Founder Matthew Stenmark said Kynd’s mission was aimed at helping people be kind to their bodies, kind to others and kind to the planet.    “I travelled through Africa and India and after coming home to Sydney, I wanted to do something that would make a difference to peoples’ lives, their health and the environment,” Mr Stenmark said.    “I am thrilled to be stocked in Chemist Warehouse. We’re particularly excited that giving more Australians better access to our products, means more Australians in need will benefit.    “We have proudly partnered with 16 charities across Australia and are looking to assist more people throughout 2021 and would encourage charity organisations interested in receiving donations of our immunity product to get in touch.”    Kynd’s products to be stocked in Chemist Warehouse include:  Women’s Multivitamin + Skin  Glow – Hair, Skin & Nails  Magnesium Bio 1200  Sustainably Sourced Fish Oil Double Strength  Nutricosmetic Collagen Forte  Collagen+    To enable Kynd to reach as many people as possible, Kynd leverages the national distribution network of iNova Pharmaceuticals.    In addition to Chemist Warehouse, Kynd products are also available in Coles and Blooms The Chemist stores.    Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.  AGR Technology Highlights How Custom Agritech Software Can Benefit Agricultural Businesses 2021-01-21T11:07:18Z agr-technology-highlights-how-custom-agritech-software-can-benefit-agricultural-businesses As the global population grows and demand for farmable land increases, farmers and other agricultural workers are facing a multitude of challenges, which include deforestation, climate change, reduced biodiversity, chemical pollution and soil degradation. Australian company AGR Technology offers custom agritech software solutions to help agricultural businesses in their fight to overcome these issues. Overcoming agricultural challenges The agriculture industry is facing unprecedented challenges in modern times due to a number of factors. The increasing population and demand for land leads to deforestation, which in turn helps to exacerbate climate change, which then negatively impacts crops. Deforestation from agriculture also reduces biodiversity, affecting the world’s flora and fauna. The use of pesticides and fertilizers can also have a negative impact on the environment, polluting water sources and degrading soil until even more chemicals have to be used in future to successfully grow crops – a vicious cycle. Agritech seems to provide a promising solution to a variety of agricultural problems. It’s a fast-growing industry, and involves using the latest technological solutions (including drones and robots and cutting-edge software) to achieve faster planting and harvesting, as well as modifying crops to thrive in challenging environmental factors. Agritech software solutions can lead to: Increased efficiency for farmers Improved crop yields Reduced operational costs Reduced food and water waste Custom software to boost your business From its modest beginnings as a channel on YouTube (agrtech1), AGR Technology has grown to also include a blog, collection of software and array of business value-added services.The business helps to design and build bespoke pieces of software specifically tailored to suit a variety of individual business requirements, including agritech software solutions for agricultural businesses. AGR Technology is based in the Goulburn Valley area but can service businesses across Australia in a wide variety of industries, including: Agriculture, orchard, packing and other farming businesses (agritech) Real estate Legal firms Education Logistics/transport and other commercial software The AGR team works hard to consistently deliver premium products and services with your best interests in mind. They can offer you a high-quality agritech software product that perfectly suits your needs, helping you to overcome any agricultural issues that are standing in the way of your business succeeding. What’s more, their custom software contains only the features you use and can be adapted going forward as your needs change, so your business will never outgrow it. More information AGR Technology produces popular content as well as offering a wide range of services to other businesses, such as search engine optimisation (SEO), website security auditing, press release distribution, website design and more. AGR always urges customers to ‘Leave us a review!’, as they value honest feedback. To discover further information about the company and the services it offers, you can head to the website at – or you can connect on social media via their LinkedIn page or by giving them a follow on Facebook. Source: Leap into the Future with Nessabee Creative’s Digital Marketing Solutions 2021-01-21T04:52:34Z leap-into-the-future-with-nessabee-creative-s-digital-marketing-solutions Digital marketing is an essential element for any business owner and encompasses much more than having a website. Nessabee Creative is skilled in digital marketing techniques, SEO, social media, and understands that even the most elaborate website won’t help individuals achieve their goal if it’s invisible to potential customers online. To be relevant in today’s digital world, business owners must inform, entertain and engage to attract new customers and retain existing consumers. Nessabee Creative helps individuals achieve those goals and speaks directly to each client’s customer base through multiple methods that includes website design, social media presence, and influencer marketing. The agency utilizes every method at its disposal to elevate clients’ online presence. The digital marketing consultant Perth works closely with each individual to determine their goals, develop a strategy, and employ the methods that will best help them achieve their goals. That may include design and development of a high-performing website, email marketing, Google AdWords, and search engine optimization. It can also include videos, photography, graphic design, special events, and influencer collaborations. SEO is the way that websites rank highly in search results. The Perth SEO expert utilizes a variety of methods to increase client rankings ranging from keywords and metadata to content and backlinks. All of those techniques aid in establishing a business as a respected expert in their field. It also significantly increases the potential for a website to be displayed on the first page of results when an individual performs a web search for the products and services they desire. Social media wields enormous power in today’s digital world and provides a forum to extend a company’s reach. The social media consultant Perth provides strategies for brand engagement, management and positioning. Multiple types of marketing plans and campaigns can be mounted and the marketing experts can manage a company’s reputation. Nessabee Creative provides each client with a scalable and individualized strategy that best meets their current and future goals. Sophisticated analytics are employed, enabling clients to know exactly how their websites and marketing campaigns are performing. Nessabee Creative offers a one-stop resource for startups to established businesses distinguish themselves from the rank and file. About Nessabee Creative Nessabee Creative is challenging the way the world is viewed and reinforcing the importance of individuality. To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, you must unlock your inner creativity. Collaboration is what we thrive on and innovation is what drives us. Connect with us on Instagram. Media Contact Nessabee Creative Perth, Australia Website:  Australian IIoT integration innovator Reekoh scaling with global industrial market leader AVEVA 2021-01-20T19:52:47Z australian-iot-innovator-reekoh-scaling-with-global-industrial-market-leader-aveva Australian integration platform Reekoh has forged an agreement with AVEVA, one of the world’s biggest engineering and industrial software companies, which will see components of Reekoh’s product suite bundled and resold through AVEVA’s global distribution and partner ecosystem, reaching a customer base of 16,000 large-scale industrial organisations. The agreement is a coup for the fast-growing Brisbane based iPaaS company, delivering a mature channel as it expands on the global stage.     Digital transformation accelerated in 2020 across sectors such as oil & gas, manufacturing and food & beverage, driven partially by the disruption and re-engineering imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. AVEVA’s cloud and AI product roadmap is growing exponentially with these systems relying heavily on integration between traditional OT systems, customer business and IT systems, and the cloud.  Reekoh’s suite of tools and services are laser-focused on this integration layer and in recent months Reekoh proved the value and capability of its product and the expertise of the team by quickly delivering a number of integrations for key AVEVA products and solutions, helping to accelerate their readiness for going to market.    Already, Reekoh has been positioned directly with AVEVA customers in manufacturing, food and beverage, resources and facilities infrastructure (e.g. cities, data centres) and is working closely with some of AVEVA’s largest distributors in France, Germany, UK and North America on opportunities in their channel. These opportunities are commonly requiring scalable integration of existing operational technologies and systems with cloud services and business applications, some of which are part of the AVEVA product portfolio. For example, AVEVA’s Unified Operations Centre solution for global Data Centre customers required IT integration that could be easily developed and deployed with the AVEVA technology stack. In a matter of weeks, Reekoh supported integration to Work Order and Data Centre Management systems such as IBM Maximo, hyperscale cloud services and other IT business systems, all with AVEVA’s underlying asset performance management and monitoring/control portfolio.   The Reekoh Accelerate integration platform, combining scalable hybrid infrastructure and a large library of pre-built integration plugins together with an exciting product roadmap including support for Edge-based data integration and capability, is exactly what industrial customers and channel partners have been looking for to enable the next wave of digital transformation.  Under the reseller agreement, Reekoh will continue to have their own identity and presence on the AVEVA platform. Reekoh is one of only a small number of external companies resold in this way through AVEVA and is the first Australian company to reach this milestone.       Reekoh CEO and co-founder Dale Rankine said, “It’s very satisfying to have reached this point where our product and value proposition for the industrial market has been validated so strongly by a global market leader like AVEVA. The global IoT Middleware market is set grow to USD $25B by 2025, with Manufacturing being the largest growing segment and APAC the growth region”. “What we are bringing to market with AVEVA is a world-leading capability that can truly make OT/IT interoperability and integration practical and achievable for the whole industrial enterprise market”. Reekoh has created an AVEVA Partnership Resource Center to highlight all relevant products and resources to the AVEVA ecosystem, and are also a sponsor of the upcoming AVEVA World Digital online event.    Reekoh is building on recent successes with customers such as Tassal, who are adopting greater IoT and cloud technologies in their seafood farming and production operations, as well as local Australian councils such as City of Paramatta and Lake Macquarie who recently extended their use of the Reekoh platform for their various Smart City initiatives.     About Reekoh  Reekoh is an agile integration technology suite that brings together all aspects of the modern data landscape for enabling business outcomes; Physical (IIoT/OT), Application and Open Data. Reekoh was founded in 2015 in Australia and has grown to deliver solutions with customers throughout APAC with a team of over 25 employees in Brisbane, Sydney and Manila. Named a Gartner Cool Vendor for IoT and with multiple business and technology awards, Reekoh’s goal is to be the leader in integration technologies for the global industrial market. For more details visit:     About AVEVA  AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries. For more details visit:    ATI Global Completes Acquisition of Groundsure 2021-01-20T09:10:30Z ati-global-completes-acquisition-of-groundsure Sydney, Australia: January 20, 2021 - ATI Global, a global leader in legal technology, software and information services, announced today that it had acquired Groundsure, a Brighton (UK) based location intelligence business from Ascential plc. Groundsure will continue to operate as an independent standalone business with an absolute commitment to customer excellence[1] and investment in product development and innovation as part of ATI Global’s vision of being a partner of choice to its valued clients. Stephen Wood, Executive Chairman of ATI Global said, “We are excited to announce the acquisition of Groundsure. The Groundsure team have a long-standing history of providing its customers with actionable insights to make smarter property and land use decisions. Together with Groundsure, we share a strategy of building smart technology that makes clients’ lives easier by revolutionising workflow, improving productivity, increasing profitability and stimulating growth.” Duncan Painter, Chief Executive Officer of Ascential stated, “Following a successful period of sustainable growth under Ascential’s ownership, we are pleased to see the Groundsure team transition to ATI Global’s stewardship. We wish them continued success for the future”. Groundsure will continue to operate from its headquarters in Brighton under the leadership of its existing senior management team. About Groundsure Founded in 2001, Groundsure is a UK location intelligence business and leading supplier of environmental searches, data, mapping and reports for the residential and commercial property markets. By turning data into practical, actionable insights, Groundsure gives professionals, businesses and homebuyers expert information on risks including land contamination, flooding, mining and ground stability. Learn more about Groundsure at For more information, please contact:  Investor Relations:[1] GroundSure has an NPS Score of +51 (2020, calculated by Qualtrics) HCL aims to “Inspire for Better” with sponsorship of Dutch team in one of the toughest ocean races 2021-01-19T23:07:34Z hcl-aims-to-inspire-for-better-with-sponsorship-of-dutch-team-in-one-of-the-toughest-ocean-races Noida, India – January 12, 2020: HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced it is sponsoring Dutchess of the Sea, an all-women Dutch team participating in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a transatlantic rowing race. The four women departed from the Canary Islands on December 12 and will row over 3,000 miles non-stop to the Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda.   HCL’s support for the team is driven by the company’s commitment to being a sustainability-led business. Raising money for two important causes – The Plastic Soup Foundation and ALS Netherlands Foundation – the Dutchess of the Sea, one of the first all-woman Dutch teams to take part in the race, perfectly embodies the company’s core values.   The Plastic Soup Foundation is working towards creating awareness about the link between plastics and human health with dedicated campaigns about microplastics and plastic pollution. ALS Netherlands Foundation promotes scientific research into the cause of and options for prevention, cure and future treatment of ALS, while providing a communication platform for patients, relatives, surviving relatives and environment.   HCL believes in developing an ecosystem that supports the environment and communities in the regions where it operates. Its efforts in this area are intended to inspire innovation and new ideas through the use of technology and collaboration to create a better world.   The company also has a strong focus on inspiring women leaders and promoting gender equality in business. HCL recently celebrated the successful completion of its global diversity and inclusivity program ‘Women Lead’ in the Nordics. The initiative is designed to empower aspiring women in their leadership careers through exclusive 1:1 mentoring.     Other initiatives that HCL has undertaken to support its global communities and the environment in the last 12 months include:   ·       The HCL Foundation (HCLF), a not-for-profit organization, has been taking action to mitigate humanitarian crises, helping 130,000+ people to overcome problems posed by COVID-19. ·       In the UK, HCL recently completed its 12th ‘Get Started’ program with the Prince’s Trust, helping disadvantaged young people to learn skills in app design, coding, software development and cybersecurity. ·       In South Africa, HCL’s partnership with Safe-Hub will lead to the creation of a digital lab to drive digital literacy skills in young people.  ·       HCL’s sponsorship of the Göta Traneberg youth ice hockey team in Stockholm is meant to inspire the next generation of women leaders through sporting role models.   These efforts are also underpinned by HCL’s alignment with the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. To find out more about HCL’s global CSR initiatives, visit:   HCL Technologies Anne Coyle, US   Elka Ghudial, Europe   Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC Too many cooks spoil the broth, but not with COVID! 2021-01-19T03:16:24Z too-many-cooks-spoil-the-broth-but-not-with-covid If reality television has done anything to redefine the popularity of cooking, it’s shows like MasterChef – but 2020 has changed lives, and because of COVID, home cooking has flourished. For all COVID’s darkness, it is instrumental in returning the fulcrum of time back where isolation has seen cooking and eating together strengthening family ties which is good news for home cooking. Following on from the kitchens of reality TV, a world-first digital video innovation now allows people to express their inner Jamie Oliver through a partnership between Australian based video platform Pixmoto and Canadian software company Voiceflow. Connecting Pixmoto’s Video Commerce Platform to VoiceFlow voice software opens a world of opportunity for content creators and how they produce, monetise and distribute video content online. Previously, most of the produced and published video content was monetised via delivering pre-roll advertisements – generating engagement and revenue but little assistance or value for people trying to cook recipes of their choice. Rather than focussing on how to best serve the pre-roll advertisement, Pixmoto’s web solution becomes the anchor point for content creators to use the same video to drive revenue through online commerce at the highest point of inspiration and in the kitchen during the cooking process using hands-free voice control features. Until now, most video-based voice skills operated in silos struggling for traction and failing to deliver quantifiable returns on investment - often requiring large budgets and enormous time and effort to build. With the combined Pixmoto and Voiceflow solution, the complexity of creating the voice skill has been eliminated meaning video producers, and commercial teams can create and publish voice skills in a matter of days at a cost that promises to deliver real returns on investment. According to Pixmoto CEO, Simon Knapp, the digital video advertising model has benefited from little or no innovation of the last decade. “Most digital videos can’t be viewed online without being forced to watch a disruptive pre-roll advertisement. This model runs counter to a cooking video's primary goal, which is to provide the user with a visual representation of how to cook the recipe. “With online commerce on the rise, Pixmoto’s platform allows publishers and bloggers to connect to multiple commerce pathways aimed at helping customers achieve the ultimate goal of any recipe – to cook it! Our SaaS-based model makes it easy for content creators to simultaneously publish, monetise and track and entire video library at scale across web and voice.” “Voiceflow has established itself as the leading global voice software platform, and the moment we saw it in action, we knew it was time integrate the two solutions,” Knapp said.  “In a first,” Knapp said, “video creators will be able to get started with as little as 50 videos – a level that will appeal to a large number of food bloggers. Creators with larger video libraries, like major food publishers, will have access to a dedicated Voiceflow account that provides the opportunity to create many voice projects and customise the voice experience.” Knapp said, “Timing always plays a role in technology adoption and due to the global pandemic, online video creators are now presented with the opportunity to perform a digital video reset and move towards rebuilding trust with brands and users.” Media enquiries: George Hazim, 0417516262   About Pixmoto Pixmoto Video Commerce Platform is redefining the e-commerce landscape by marrying compelling video content with an intuitive and interactive e-commerce experience. Pixmoto opens up entirely new revenue streams and distribution pathways for bloggers, publishers and retailers alike. About Voiceflow Design, prototype and build voice apps.  Collaboratively design, prototype and launch voice applications for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. No coding needed. Shippit Head of Growth named new Principal at ikaros 2021-01-19T03:10:22Z shippit-head-of-growth-named-new-principal-at-ikaros Growth and data consulting firm ikaros is excited to welcome Jesse Peters as their new Principal to propel growth for Australian startups and scale-ups.  Jesse brings nearly 10 years of experience in the growth and marketing space to this newly appointed role, and her work specialises in startups, scale-ups and enterprise businesses in the retail and eCommerce industry. In her prior role to joining ikaros, Jesse tripled YoY growth for retail logistics platform, and Deloitte Fast 50 winner two years running - Shippit - as Head of Growth.  Having transformed the business from a small startup to medium sized business that handles over 5 million deliveries a month, Jesse joins ikaros to help share her experience with budding Australian businesses. Jesse will be responsible for providing ikaros clients with sustainable growth strategies that will improve their marketing, data and analytics capabilities. Daniel Lohrmann, Managing Director and Founder of ikaros, said “After what was a very challenging year for many businesses, our team couldn’t be more excited to have Jesse join as Principal. Her knowledge and expertise in growth will be such a critical asset for businesses looking to continue their growth trajectory into the new year.” “We care greatly about hiring the best in the industry, and Jesse’s pedigree of working with one of Australia’s fastest growing startups, and growing it to such a prominent position in the market, is testament to our team and calibre of knowledge we can offer businesses in the new year.” New mutant COVID strain: How safe are our air conditioning and ventilation systems? 2021-01-19T03:02:34Z new-mutant-covid-strain - Interview Opportunity: Philip Hibbs, leading Australian Occupational Hygienist, and Aeris Environmental spokesperson, discusses high-risk conditions for transmission of the new mutant COVID strain - Case study: Ben Lucas, owner of Flow Athletic Gym in Paddington, Sydney With all states on high alert over the new mutant COVID strain, and cases found in Queensland hotel quarantine, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has stated: “What we do know is the (new) disease is more contagious, so you can catch it from a surface or from sharing a doorknob or elevator lift, that’s all it takes.” Alongside high-traffic surface transmission, the role of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) in spreading the new mutant COVID strain has also been thrust in the spotlight, due to the mystery cases in Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor. The latest international advice from WHO and REHVA[1] (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) states that every building, and the spaces within them, need individual assessment - as they vary greatly due to age and design. Occupational health and safety and infection control consultancy firm, Hibbs & Associates, is advocating for clearer direction for the community around HVAC safety protocols, alongside increased awareness of proper surface hygiene for protection against COVID-19 and its new, high virulent mutant strain. “While research is ongoing to determine how long COVID-19 remains active on different surfaces and in HVAC units, if a person touches an infected surface or comes in contact with a poorly maintained air conditioning unit, there is a risk of contracting the virus,” said Philip Hibbs. “Therefore, it’s crucial that HVAC units - including the humble split-system air conditioning unit - are properly maintained. Additionally, businesses and households should check that the cleaning products they are buying have proven virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal efficacy not only kill the COVID-19 virus, but to also offer longer protection.” Developed in Australia and ARTG registered, Aeris Active is laboratory tested and proven to kill COVID-19 in 60 seconds due to its patented formulation that combines hydrogen peroxide and ammonium quaternary compounds. Unlike other disinfectants, Aeris Active kills COVID-19 in 60 seconds and leaves behind an invisible quat-polymer film to ensure residual protection against fungi, bacteria, COVID-19 and other viruses. Aeris Active can be applied once to clean, disinfect and protect even on dirty surfaces. Sydney gym owner, Ben Lucas, has been using Aeris Active at his Paddington based gym since February this year. He says patrons feel reassured that the gym’s cleaning protocols go beyond current standards to provide added protection. “As a small business, we’re doing everything we can to make sure we stay COVID-free and open. Having the assurance of 7 day protection against COVID-19 and other viruses reduces the risk of exposure and encourages patrons to continue visiting or return.” Aeris Active kills COVID-19 and provides up to 7 days protection against the virus and up to 30 days protection against bacteria associated with Influenza, Norovirus, Salmonella and E. Coli. Watch: How Aeris Active Kills the COVID-19 Virus. For more information of Aeris Active visit   Interview Opportunity: to arrange an interview with Philip Hibbs or Ben Lucas, please contact Blue Planet PR - Maria Crema on 0402 239 929.   ENDS   Media Contact: Blue Planet Public Relations Maria Crema – 0402 239 929, Sophie Blue - 0416 006 821,   [1]