The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-17T21:30:00Z Barracuda Boosts Total Email Protection with Forensics and Incident Response 2019-01-17T21:30:00Z barracuda-boosts-total-email-protection-with-forensics-and-incident-response-1 Sydney, 18 January 2019 – Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Forensics and Incident Response. Available to Barracuda Total Email Protection customers, the solution automates incident response and provides remediation options, helping organisations address issues faster and more efficiently. Attackers often attempt to bypass traditional email security measures by using social engineering tactics — emails that contain no malicious code, attachments, or links, or accounts — or by trying to reuse credentials stolen in an outside data breach or compromised through another threat vector. When an attack like this does slip through an organisation’s defenses, administrators need to respond quickly. With Forensics and Incident Response, when users report a targeted attack, administrators can investigate the attack, find all the affected users, remove malicious emails directly from users’ inboxes, and send alerts to users impacted by an incident. In addition, discovery and threat functionality help identify anomalies in delivered email, giving customers and channel partners proactive ways to detect email threats. “Today when security teams learn about email-borne attacks, for most companies, security incident response is a time-consuming, manual process that can take hours or days to identify and remediate, which can often lead to further spread of an attack,” said Asaf Cidon, VP of Content Security, Barracuda. “Forensics and Incident Response addresses these problems by arming businesses with the tools and information they need to handle incidents in a faster and more proactive way that can take minutes instead of hours or days.” Wilbur-Ellis, a leading global agribusiness company, deployed Forensics and Incident Response to strengthen email security, and their IT team is already seeing the benefits. Before introducing the solution, the IT team at Wilbur-Ellis relied on users to report email attacks that may have slipped past email security. Each day users reported a few attacks, most of which relied on social engineering tactics, and for every one of those attacks the team had to search through tens of thousands of emails to see if any of their 4,000 other users had gotten the same message. “Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response allows us to find the emails that slip through the filters and remove them as needed,” said Rick Cahoon, Director of Enterprise Security and Support at Wilbur-Ellis. “Knowing who got the bad email in our enterprise is now all in the same tool. When a suspicious email is reported, we can begin to and sometimes completely remediate the environment quickly. “We can identify which users received the email, which users clicked on any bad links, and block future emails from the bad account — all in the same interface. Barracuda Forensics is a big win for our IT and security teams.” Learn more about Forensics and Incident Response, now available with Barracuda Total Email Protection: https://www.barracuda.com/forensics Resources Get information about Forensics and Incident Response: https://www.barracuda.com/forensics Get information about Barracuda Total Email Protection: https://www.barracuda.com/totalemailprotection About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. AOC AGON Partners with Twentieth Century Fox to Introduce the AGON III Series Monitors 2019-01-17T02:15:33Z aoc-agon-partners-with-twentieth-century-fox-to-introduce-the-agon-iii-series-monitors Click here for hi-res images.Sydney, 17 January 2019: AGON, the line of premium gaming monitors from AOC, has unveiled its latest award-winning range of AGON III series displays and is set to be promoted by a range of interactive regional activities through a partnership with global entertainment powerhouse, Twentieth Century Fox Films. Having launched with two models, the AG273QCX and AG273QCG, the series has taken home the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by incorporating an innovative monitor design with top tier visual performance and user-friendly features. Set to become the official monitor partner of Alita: Battle Angel, an epic gaming adventure from the producers of Titanic and Avatar, the partnership with Fox will involve various cross-promotional activities across the region such as social media contests and a simple web-based game.The AGON III displays are equipped with the latest framerate synchronization technology, AMD FreeSync2 or NVIDIA G-SYNC, to deliver smooth gaming graphics without stuttering or tearing. In addition to this, motion blur and input lag is further reduced by 1ms screen response time and a fast refresh rate of 144Hz or 165Hz. Exhibiting high standards for gaming performance, these displays are primed for all levels of gaming competition, including world-class e-sports. Inspiring new levels of clarity, AMD’s FreeSync2 is certified to meet the trusted official VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard, meaning that users get superior realism with better contrast, brighter lights, darker shadows and more vivid colours.For those seeking out a more immersive gaming experience, the monitors are equipped with Light FX, which emits ambient light during gameplay. This allows hardcore gamers and professionals to customise the technology to match their team colour at e-sports events and LAN parties. Additionally, music enthusiasts can also benefit from the program, which syncs to audio and emits a spectrum of changing colours that can pulse to a rhythm.Mr. Hawk Chang, head of AOC APMEA regional product marketing said, “We are proud to present our newest line of AGON gaming displays, the AGON III series. These displays build on the success of past AGON models while introducing new refinements to the gaming experience with physical design elements and performance enhancements. We understand that gaming and competition is about constant evolution and striving to be the best. In this spirit, we will always be fully committed to pushing ourselves to innovate, serving our customers worldwide and empowering them to be the best they can be.”Other Product Highlights• Eye Protection: Low Blue Mode and Flicker-Free technology match industry standards for eye health, to help protect against eye strain and damage, even after long hours of gaming.• Curved Design: Curved screens make it easier for users to track movement on screen, because the curvature is more suited to human vision.• Frame Counter: Keep track of game speed with Frame Counter, which displays the synchronized framerate in a corner of the screen.• Dial Point: A fixed, custom crosshair is displayed at the center of the screen to help with accuracy and focus, especially useful for first person shooting (FPS) games.• AOC Game Colour: Adjust colour saturation and grey levels across 200 levels of detail for a better game experience with more vivid scenes.• AOC Shadow Control: Fast contrast adjustment of the in-game image can automatically improve areas of the screen that are too dark or washed out without affecting the rest of the screen.• DTS Audio: With DTS audio technology, gamers can enjoy a theatre-like audio experience from the monitor without extra speakers or headphones.• Low Input Lag (AG273QCX): Low Input Lag streamlines the user-to-monitor input process for faster motion delivery.• ULMB (AG273QCG): NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) eliminates annoying blurring and ghosting from fast movements in videos, games or animations, ensuring gamers can enjoy every moment.• AGON Game Pad (AG273QCX): A redesigned remote controller gives quick access to customized settings for on-the-fly display adjustments to suit gameplay.Product SummaryProduct Name: AGON AG273QCX / AG273QCGScreen Size: 27”Resolution: 2560 x 1440 - DisplayHDR 400RRP: AG273QCX $729 / AG273QCG $949Availability: Now, through AOC partners.Product Link: https://agon.aocmonitorap.com/au/product_ag273qcx.php https://agon.aocmonitorap.com/au/product_ag273qcg.phpHigh Resolution Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8gmhi1wvwes3vc8/AAAQ5PCu42mHOyNwEMWC19kPa?dl=0About AGON:To match the increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC launched AGON – AOC’s specialist gaming monitor brand. Named after the Ancient Greek word for “struggle” or “contest”, the AGON brand represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. In addition to embracing new technologies, we’ve put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring many leading eSports events and teams – actively driving the emergence of gaming as the global profession it has become today. Whether you’re an eSports professional or an aspiring home gamer, AGON’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.About AOC:Sold in over 107 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC's slogan: ‘Vision at Heart.’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our heart. Find out more about AOC at:https://au.aoc.com. Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for the Home Studio 2019-01-17T01:48:34Z blue-introduces-ember-xlr-microphone-for-the-home-studio  Sydney, Australia – January 17, 2019: Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, launches Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for pristine capture of vocals and instruments. Ember is ideal for multitrack recording and capturing professional sound for YouTube video production and live-streaming. Featuring premium components and precision design, Ember is perfect for on-camera applications.Featuring a proprietary, hand-tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember delivers superbly clear, open, and detailed performance for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. A tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source and minimises room noise for a clean, up-front sound with excellent isolation. Ember’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design is ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate.Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.“Ember is designed to help musicians, vocalists, and video creators deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” said Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ample, clean headroom deliver clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”Product SummaryProduct Name: EmberRRP: From $189 inc GSTAvailability: NowProduct Link and Images: bluedesigns.com/products/emberHigh Resolution Images: Ember XLR MicrophoneEmber is available at Blue dealers nationally.About Blue Microphones Blue continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge design and performance across critically acclaimed microphones and the Emmy Award-winning headphone line. Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship studio Bottle microphone, to a premium headphone line, to the world’s #1 USB microphones, Blue has tools that inspire creativity. Blue Microphones is part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Learn more at bluedesigns.com  Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for Professional Recording, YouTube Production, and Streaming 2019-01-17T01:46:51Z blue-introduces-ember-xlr-microphone-for-professional-recording-youtube-production-and-streaming Sydney, Australia – January 17, 2019: Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, launches Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for pristine capture of vocals and instruments. Ember is ideal for music applications like SoundCloud, capturing professional sound for YouTube video production, and live-streaming. Ember’s tight pickup pattern helps reduce room and background noise. Featuring premium components and precision design, Ember is perfect for on-camera applications.Featuring a proprietary, hand-tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember delivers superbly clear, open, and detailed performance for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. A tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source directionally in front of the mic and minimises room noise for a clean, up-front sound with excellent isolation. Ember’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design is ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate. Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.“Ember is designed to help video creators, podcasters, and musicians deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” said Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ability to handle loud sound sources delivers clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”Product SummaryProduct Name: EmberRRP: From $189 inc GSTAvailability: NowProduct Link and Images: bluedesigns.com/products/emberHigh Resolution Images: Ember XLR MicrophoneEmber is available at Blue dealers nationally.About Blue Microphones Blue continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge design and performance across critically acclaimed microphones and the Emmy Award-winning headphone line. Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship studio Bottle microphone, to a premium headphone line, to the world’s #1 USB microphones, Blue has tools that inspire creativity. Blue Microphones is part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Learn more at bluedesigns.com  Schneider Electric Partners with Nozomi Networks to Secure and Protect Critical Infrastructure 2019-01-17T01:15:12Z schneider-electric-partners-with-nozomi-networks-to-secure-and-protect-critical-infrastructure Schneider Electric Partners with Nozomi Networks to Secure and Protect Critical Infrastructure   ·         Advanced anomaly detection and monitoring capabilities ensure safe, resilient industrial operations amid escalating cyber threats ·         Keeps customers on a secure path toward digital transformation ·         Improves customer access to better, faster cybersecurity expertise and proven solutions SYDNEY, Australia. – January 17, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks, the leader in industrial cybersecurity and operational visibility. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will collaborate with Nozomi to provide customers in the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity solutions and services, helping them to control, prevent and mitigate risks to their operations and business performance. “The industry-wide transformation taking place today enables our customers to improve their business performance in ways they never imagined, but it requires them to expand connectivity across their operations, so they can extract, contextualise and apply new levels of rich data,” said Nathalie Marcotte, senior vice president, Industry Services and Cybersecurity, Schneider Electric. “However, extending connectivity also extends the attack surface for would-be cyber criminals. Therefore, cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought. There’s too much at stake, financially and operationally. By adding Nozomi Networks to our family of partners, we strengthen our ability to help customers understand and eliminate risks and threats to their operations and assets, while reducing potential impact on their business success.” Combining Industry-Leading Cybersecurity Services and Solutions The partnership enables Schneider Electric to respond more aggressively to immediate demand for effective, operational technology cybersecurity services, solutions and expertise in oil and gas, power, building automation and other industrial sectors. Schneider Electric will offer Nozomi Networks’ advanced solutions for industrial control system cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to customers worldwide. Schneider Electric will combine its EcoStruxure IIoT process automation and industrial control solutions with Nozomi’s SCADAguardian platform for real-time operations visibility, including: ·         Advanced ICS Cybersecurity Solutions: The bundled solution will deliver the deep network visibility and OT cybersecurity industry operators require in one, comprehensive and highly scalable solution. Nozomi Networks SCADAguardian solution provides accurate asset discovery, superior threat detection and flexible and scalable deployment options to Schneider Electric customers. ·         Nozomi Networks Certified Consultants: Schneider Electric consultants around the world will continue to be trained as certified Nozomi Networks engineers, scaling to support clients throughout their cybersecurity solution implementation, and providing expert OT threat hunting and forensic analysis. ·         SCADAguardian Live in Schneider Electric Sites: Schneider Electric customers can experience Nozomi Networks’ real-time operational visibility and cybersecurity solutions via live threat scenarios running in Schneider Electric sites around the world. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics and Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services. “Years of multi-industry experience discerning the complexities of industrial control system networks, continuous innovation and expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning have made Nozomi Networks SCADAguardian the most comprehensive, scalable and mature product in its category,” said Edgard Capdevielle, chief executive officer, Nozomi Networks. “Our partnership with Schneider Electric accelerates our joint efforts to further protect global infrastructure while helping to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability and profitability of the world’s most critical operations.” The partnership strengthens Schneider Electric’s commitment to a defense-in-depth approach that prevents and minimises cyberattacks and creates a multi-layered, multi-technology strategy to safeguard critical systems. “The digital enterprise requires a holistic security approach that not only provides safeguards, but continually assesses, manages and monitors business and operating systems, which Nozomi Networks’ solutions do seamlessly,” Marcotte said. “Addressing cybersecurity head on can’t be limited to a single company, segment or region. That is why we are committed to being open, transparent and collaborative when it comes to helping global industry prevent and respond to cyberattacks. As this partnership shows, we will continue to collaborate with industry leaders who have the technology, expertise and unique skills required to secure and protect our customers’ people, production and profits.” For more information about Schneider Electric's cybersecurity services, please visit schneider-electric.com/cybersecurity.     About Nozomi Networks   Nozomi Networks is the leader of industrial cybersecurity, delivering the best solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations. With one solution, customers gain advanced cybersecurity, improved operational reliability and easy IT/OT integration. Innovating the use of artificial intelligence, the company helps the largest industrial facilities around the world See and Secure™ their critical industrial control networks. Today Nozomi Networks supports over a quarter of a million devices in sectors such as critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and utilities, making it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks to operational networks (OT). www.nozominetworks.com   About Schneider Electric Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. www.schneider-electric.com GIRIKON EXTENDS SALESFORCE CONSULTING SERVICES TO AUSTRALIA 2019-01-16T14:01:33Z girikon-extends-salesforce-consulting-services-to-australia Girikon LLC, is an IT consulting and development Company with over 170+ staff members based out of Phoenix, Arizona with a development centre in Noida, India. On 7th January 2019, Girikon LLC, Founder, Director Delivery and Services, Alankar Anibha announced their new office in Melbourne, Australia. Girikon will now provide consulting services to clients in Australia and New Zealand. “We had several successful years operating in the USA and over the past 24 months we have been receiving strong enquiries from the Australian Salesforce and Information Technology community. The founders made the decision in early 2017 to search for a Managing Director and location for our new office in Australia. Girikon’s vision is simply to enable our clients and partners to maximize their business success through our people, our disciplined approach and our technical experience and knowledge”, Alankar explained. Girikon is a Salesforce Silver Consulting Partner, HIPAA compliant, ISO 9001 certified & ISO 27001 certified. Girikon supports its customers on multiple technology platforms and now Girikon’s physical presence in US and Australia, will allow it to quickly respond to customer’s requirements with a view to effectively delivering a quality product and service anywhere in the world. Alankar Anibha, continued with a warm welcome to Yiannis Loupis the newly appointed Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. “Yiannis has many years of experience in business management and delivering complex programs in multiple industries including Information Technology and Education. His exceptional skills and experience in operations and personnel management, commercial acumen, strategic execution, business modelling, stakeholder and vendor management is only a handful of skills in his kitbag. Welcome to the Girikon Family, Yiannis” Girikon’s new office in Melbourne Australia will service clients in Australia and New Zealand. Girikon plans to extend its global footprint with an office in UK by 2020 Newly appointed Managing Director, Yiannis Loupis commented on his appointment and recently visited Girikon offices in India and USA. “I have not met a more dedicated, focused and professional team in my career. I was taken back by the team’s welcome and warm embrace into the Girikon family. All the way from employees to the owners there is a real sense of pride and ownership in the work, projects and growth achieved to date and a real excitement about the future of Girikon” “I can’t wait for our prospective clients in Australia and New Zealand to experience this level of professionalism, dedication and focus!” Girikon takes pride in its team of experienced and certified Salesforce Consultants including Architects, Developers, Business Analysts and Administrators. Girikon’s strength lies in Salesforce implementation, customization, development, integration and support. Girikon Australia can be contacted toll free on +61 1300 332 888 and can be found at Level 1 & 2 161 Collins Street Melbourne. Girikon is headquartered at Phoenix, USA 15433 N Tatum Blvd #105, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA and can be contacted at +1 480-382-1320. You can also visit www.girikon.com for further details on their services and management team. InterSystems IRIS Data Platform™ Now Certified on AWS Marketplace 2019-01-16T04:52:16Z intersystems-iris-data-platformtm-now-certified-on-aws-marketplace SYDNEY, Aust., January 16, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced the availability of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform™ in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. AWS Marketplace availability will allow developers and customers to instantly access and use InterSystems IRIS with “one-click” provisioning. InterSystems IRIS Data Platform is available as a free Community edition, as well as a “Bring Your Own License” option. InterSystems IRIS™ is now available on the three largest cloud providers, building upon recent deployments in the Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure marketplaces. The company has made it easy for developers to try InterSystems IRIS via various “Quick Start” modules, including accelerating development through the use of the multi-model architecture, development on InterSystems IRIS with Java and .NET, optimising SQL performance, and exploring Big Data analytics including the data platform’s built-in Apache Spark Connector. AWS Marketplace provides InterSystems customers with the opportunity to purchase, migrate and immediately begin using InterSystems IRIS, while AWS manages all billing and payments and provides seamless product support. By accelerating access to InterSystems IRIS through the Amazon Cloud, organisations can quickly deploy the unified data platform in a highly available and efficient cloud environment, and rapidly create and deploy innovative applications. “Our AWS Marketplace certification marks our third major marketplace certification within the last six months,” said Carlos Nogueira, general manager for data platforms at InterSystems. “Today’s organisations must have the flexibility to choose how to deploy their applications to stay ahead of market demands. InterSystems is committed to a cloud-first approach that gives our partners and customers the ability to rapidly develop data-driven applications that save and improve lives, enhance customer experiences, and drive operational efficiency at all levels of an enterprise.” Access the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform on the AWS Marketplace here. About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.intersystems.com/. Boomi Aligns Amcor’s Australian Supply Chain Data 2019-01-16T00:58:56Z boomi-aligns-amcors-australian-supply-chain-data Sydney, Australia – January 16, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that global packaging producer, Amcor, has fortified its supply chain by leveraging the Boomi Platform to integrate and align its applications and data with third party logistics (3PL) partner, AirRoad. Amcor creates responsible packaging for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, and a range of other flexibles and rigid plastics across 200 sites in 43 countries. Its large-scale operation relies heavily on the availability of accurate and up-to-date data to meet delivery schedules. This applies to data shared with AirRoad, which provides warehousing and distribution services for Amcor’s southern region operations, including the supply of materials to many of Australia’s largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies. With a requirement for seamless data aggregation, sharing and analysis, Amcor implemented the Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) as part of a strategic decision to automate key elements of its daily operations. Formerly, the data moving through Amcor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and 3PL warehouse management systems was processed manually. This introduced the natural risks associated with human error, and the potential to interrupt the organisation’s supply chain and delay client orders. “We want our customers to grow and prosper from Amcor’s quality, service and innovation,” said Paul Tierney, IT Applications Director, Amcor. “This includes fulfilling customer orders accurately and on time, every time.” The key benefit using Boomi has introduced is efficiency around sales order allocation, with information automatically transferred to AirRoad, allowing the 3PL provider to fulfil the order quickly and have trucks moving faster. “Operational efficiency is critical for an organisation like Amcor, which strives to ensure clients receive their orders to the standards they expect,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “The introduction of Boomi as the connection point between its ERP and 3PL partner has allowed Amcor to streamline its supply chain to achieve faster order turnaround; the technology works in the background so the frontline of the business can deliver to demands.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of a unified platform to build The Connected Business, from cloud integration to workflow automation. Boomi helps organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data, applications and people to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2019 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Endace Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community 2019-01-15T18:34:10Z endace-joins-ibm-security-app-exchange-community Auckland, New Zealand – January 16, 2019 – Endace, specialists in high speed network recording and analytics hosting, today launched the EndaceProbeTM integration with IBM Security to enable customers to retrace the detailed, step-by-step actions of an attacker to accelerate forensic investigation. EndaceProbe Network Analytics Platform captures, indexes, and stores network traffic with 100% accuracy while simultaneously hosting a wide variety of network security and performance monitoring applications in Application Dock, EndaceProbe’s built-in hosting environment. The new application is freely available to the security community through IBM Security App Exchange, a marketplace where developers across the industry can create applications based on IBM Security technologies. As threats are evolving faster than ever, collaborative development amongst the security community will help organizations adapt quickly and speed innovation in the fight against cybercrime. EndaceProbe leverages IBM Security QRadar, the company’s security intelligence platform, which analyzes data across an organization’s IT infrastructure in real-time to identify potential security threats. Leveraging QRadar’s open application programming interfaces (API), EndaceProbe allows Endace and IBM customers to better understand and respond to, network events, including everything from anomalous behavior to insider and advanced threats. “Corporate networks are more vulnerable than ever to an accelerating volume of threats, and security analysts need to understand what’s happened with a threat to accelerate security investigation and response,” said Stuart Wilson, CEO, Endace. “Leveraging the Pivot-to-Vision API integration of EndaceProbes, analysts can click on an alert in QRadar to go directly to view the related packets in EndaceVision, the EndaceProbe’s built-in investigation tool, to see precisely what’s happened so they can respond appropriately.” More information on the integration can be found at www.endace.com/ibm. The application is available for download now from IBM’s Security App Exchange. About IBM Security IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications, and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations.  For more information, please visit: www.endace.com/ibm, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog Freelancer.com reveals the fastest growing online jobs in 2018 2019-01-15T05:45:45Z freelancer-com-reveals-the-fastest-growing-online-jobs-in-2018 SYDNEY, 15 January, 2019: The vital importance of an online presence in today’s business landscape was driven home in 2018, with jobs aimed at developing, populating, promoting and marketing websites among the fastest growing areas of online work last year, according to Freelancer.com’s latest Fast 50 Report. The Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report charts the quarterly movement of the top 50 fastest growing and declining job categories on the Freelancer.com marketplace, which claims more than 31 million users around the world and has facilitated over 15 million jobs to date. This special edition of the Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report looks closely at the big job trends that dominated 2018 and also provides a snapshot of the fastest moving job types in Q4, 2018. “Freelancer.com is the largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world by number of users and jobs posted, so the depth and breadth of data we are able to draw upon to uncover global online employment trends is unparalleled. This rich insight offers invaluable information to freelancers who want to maximise their skills and ensure they remain up to date and in step with the broader business market, which can be dynamic, with demand changing over time,” said Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie. Analysis of nearly two million jobs posted on Freelancer.com in 2018 has revealed that online content was king in 2018, with both the first quarter and the final quarter of the year dominated by growth in jobs focused on the creation of websites and the content that populates them. A surge in content-heavy jobs during the first three months of 2018 and again in the three months ending December 2018 saw the popularity of skills in writing, design and animation on the Freelancer.com marketplace rise dramatically during the year, compared to the year prior. This trend appears to give some credence to the proclamation by Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates in a 1996 essay entitled ‘Content is King’ that content is where he expected “much of the real money will be made on the Internet”. While Gates conceded in his essay that his definition of the term ‘content’ becomes very wide in the context of the Internet, he is clear that opportunities would abound for most companies in supplying information or entertainment online. “The broad opportunities for most companies involve supplying information or entertainment,” Gates wrote. “No company is too small to participate.” Now, over two decades later, jobs being done online to create content on the Internet are quickly becoming some of the most popular, fastest-growing jobs being done by freelancers on the Freelancer.com marketplace, demonstrating the dominance of content in today’s online world. Year in review: the fastest moving jobs in 2018 The case for content A prominent online presence is one of the top currencies of value for organisations today, with more business being conducted online than ever before. This is evident in the sheer volume of new jobs done on the Freelancer.com marketplace in 2018 relating to web development and the creation of content for use online, along with jobs aimed at boosting the online presence of those websites. Indeed, jobs aimed at getting compelling digital content online heavily populated the fastest growing job categories in 2018, with categories such as Writing, 2D Animation, Illustrator and After Effects all dominating the list top 25 fastest growing jobs over the course of 2018. Writing was by far the fastest growing job category in 2018, growing by 537.5% compared to the previous year. Academic Writing also saw substantial growth over the year, claiming a place in the top 10 fastest growing skills categories for 2018. Two other important areas in the creation of online content that were in the top 20 fastest growing areas in 2018 were Blog Writing jobs, which grew by 146.6% year-on-year, to 4,537 jobs in the category in 2018, and SEO Writing -- such an important tool for businesses wanting to build their online presence -- which rose by 84.8%, claiming 2,590 jobs. 2D Animation, meanwhile was one of the top five fastest growing categories for the 12 months ending December 2018, seeing a 167.6% increase compared to the year ending December 2017, with 3,747 jobs done in the category. After Effects, software typically used for digital visual effects and motion graphics, enjoyed an 83% year-on-year increase, with more than 26,000 jobs in the category being done in 2018. At the same time, jobs featuring Illustrator, Adobe’s popular vector graphic editing software, rose by 84.3%, with more than 109,000 jobs in this category being done during 2018. Both After Effects and Illustrator were included in the top 20 fastest growing skills areas in 2018. Jobs involving another popular Adobe product, InDesign, also rose during the year, claiming thousands of jobs. Indeed, jobs utilizing the desktop publishing and typesetting software increased by 65%, claiming more than 10,700 projects during 2018. Where’s your website? If jobs involving the creation of digital content for online use were among the top growing areas during 2018, the it should come as no surprise that jobs involving the creation of the websites on which to put that content also dominated the top growing categories during the year. Web Development, for example, grew by 92.3% during the year, with 9,632 jobs in the category being done during 2018. Moreover, other jobs playing a major role in web development, such as Django, the open-source web framework used to create database-driven websites, were also fast growers during the year. Django jobs specifically rose by 68.3% year-on-year in 2018, with more than 4,500 jobs in the discipline being done during the year. Likewise, Express JS, the web application framework for Node.js that it typically used for creating web and mobile applications, also grew markedly during the 12-month period, experiencing a 128.4% year-on-year rise in 2018, claiming over 2,600 jobs. React.js, the open-source JavaScript library often used to develop user interfaces for mobile applications or single page applications (SPAs) on the web, meanwhile, grew by 81.4% during the year, claiming 7,604 jobs over the 12-month period. Tying into web development is API  (Application Programming Interface), which was the second fastest growing job category in 2018. Jobs involving APIs -- the set of tools and protocols used for building application software and also an important tool for the development of websites -- grew by 352.4% in 2018, claiming over 4,600 jobs during the year. Also playing an increasingly important role in the development of e-commerce websites is the jobs category of Shopify Templates, which grew by 110.7% year-on-year, with over 6,300 jobs in the category. This growth appears to demonstrate the growing interest in e-commerce websites and the accompanying growing demands in services surrounding their development, in this case Shopify. Of course, once a website is built and ready to go, organisations need to find ways to drive traffic to it; this is especially true for organisations that do the bulk of their business online, like online sellers and marketplaces. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Search Engine Marketing job category grew so quickly during the year, seeing a 66% increasing while claiming 9,413 jobs in 2018. Jobs on the slide While jobs involving the creation of web content and the development of places to put it grew substantially during 2018, jobs in other software development areas actually saw a decrease in popularity over the year. A major marker of this trend was the Software Development job category, which fell by 70.7%, with 9,212 jobs in 2018. By contrast, the Software Development category had over 31,000 jobs in 2017. The App Designer category also experienced a 70.7% year-on-year fall, to 2,531 jobs in 2018. Likewise, App Developer jobs fell by 66.1%, to 6,070, during the year. Jobs involving Shopping Carts, digital shopping systems typically used by e-commerce sites to facilitate purchasing by web customers, fell by 65.4% to 5,845, a marked fall from the 16,800 jobs the category enjoyed in 2017. At the same time, Order Processing, often involving the packing and delivery of products ordered online, dropped by 63.2% to 832 jobs in 2018. The annual decrease in these two job categories may signal waning interest among users in building an e-commerce site from scratch and carrying out tasks manually, with people instead opting for full-service online e-commerce platforms that automate such processes, such as Shopify, an area that saw substantial job growth during the year. Among the other job areas that saw a substantial fall during the year was the Industrial Design category, which fell by 60% to 1,256. Manufacturing, meanwhile, fell by 59.7% to 1,808. At the same time, Materials Engineering fell by 57.7% claiming just 654 jobs over the course of the year. Rising stars: the emerging jobs to watch As noted earlier, e-commerce is an area of rapidly increasing growth in today’s online world, with many businesses making the leap online to sell their goods into a broader, global market. This can be seen in the surge of jobs involving e-commerce platform Shopify, including Shopify Templates, which collectively saw some growing interest and volume in 2018. Shopify jobs typically include things like managing inventory, HTML or CSS code editing and creating discount codes or coupons, while Shopify Templates jobs involve the creation of templates for online stores on the Shopify e-commerce platform. While not in the top 25 fastest growing jobs in 2018, the Shopify category enjoyed a 21.7% year-on-year increase 2018, with 13,177 jobs done in the category. As noted previously, Shopify Templates jobs also saw rapid growth during the year. Machine Learning is another area that is fast becoming a dominant skills area. Machine Learning, which plays a core role in the development of Artificial Intelligence, focuses on automatically recognizing complex patterns and making intelligent decisions based on available data. This branch of study develops algorithms for computers to evolve behaviors based on available data. Machine Learning jobs grew by 71.7% in 2018, with over 7,400 jobs being done in the category. The Blockchain category, involving jobs dealing with the distributed digital ledger that is used to maintain the continuously growing list of records underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and other applications in fields like finance and supply chain systems, also saw substantial growth in 2018. Indeed, Blockchain jobs surged in popularity, becoming the second fastest-growing category during the year, rising by 300.8% compared to the previous year. In 2018, there were more than 5,400 jobs in the category, compared to just 1,361 in 2017. Data Mining, the practice and process of deciphering and extracting patterns from data, is also an area to watch. Data Mining is becoming an invaluable tool for the increasingly large number of organisations doing business over the Internet, and often plays into the hands of Machine Learning, which typically makes use of rich, often exhaustive data sets to train software and help it ‘learn’ new behaviours. In 2018, Data Mining jobs enjoyed 37.1% growth, equating to 11,243 jobs in 2018. The full Freelancer.com Fast 50 Annual Report for 2018 can be found below: The 50 Fastest Moving Jobs in 2018 Rank Job Category 2017 2018 Change (%) 1 Writing 1343 8537 535.67 % 2 API 1037 4691 352.36 % 3 Blockchain 1361 5455 300.81 % 4 Academic Writing 2828 8644 205.66 % 5 2D Animation 1400 3747 167.64 % 6 Social Media Management 1069 2752 157.44 % 7 Blog Writing 1840 4537 146.58 % 8 Express JS 1144 2616 128.67 % 9 Shopify Templates 3015 6352 110.68 % 10 Drawing 1349 2711 100.96 % 11 Excel VBA 1202 2353 95.76 % 12 Web Development 5009 9632 92.29 % 13 Hindi 1522 2889 89.82 % 14 SEO Writing 1402 2590 84.74 % 15 Illustrator 59188 109056 84.25 % 16 After Effects 14395 26349 83.04 % 17 React.js 4191 7604 81.44 % 18 DNS 1201 2127 77.10 % 19 PhoneGap 2736 4753 73.72 % 20 English (US) 25179 43520 72.84 % 21 Machine Learning 4340 7452 71.71 % 22 Adobe Illustrator 6202 10590 70.75 % 23 Django 2710 4560 68.27 % 24 Search Engine Marketing 5672 9413 65.96 % 25 Adobe InDesign 6515 10752 65.03 % 26 Press Releases 2449 1145 -53.25 % 27 Cocoa 1239 574 -53.67 % 28 Nutrition 1030 468 -54.56 % 29 Psychology 1935 859 -55.61 % 30 Plugin 3330 1449 -56.49 % 31 Materials Engineering 1546 654 -57.70 % 32 Pattern Making 1256 526 -58.12 % 33 Label Design 2925 1195 -59.15 % 34 Weddings 1195 488 -59.16 % 35 Motion Graphics 4924 1991 -59.57 % 36 Manufacturing 4486 1808 -59.70 % 37 Industrial Design 3141 1256 -60.01 % 38 Logistics 1442 562 -61.03 % 39 Order Processing 2263 832 -63.23 % 40 Shopping Carts 16899 5845 -65.41 % 41 App Developer 17898 6070 -66.09 % 42 Payroll 3498 1134 -67.58 % 43 Pickup 2228 681 -69.43 % 44 CATIA 1010 306 -69.70 % 45 App Designer 8634 2531 -70.69 % 46 Software Development 31449 9212 -70.71 % 47 Journalist 1580 427 -72.97 % 48 Squarespace 1781 440 -75.29 % 49 Email Developer 4262 840 -80.29 % 50 LESS/Sass/SCSS 2697 514 -80.94 % Quarterly snapshot: the fastest movers in Q4 The full Freelancer.com Fast 50 Q4 2018 Report ranking can be found below: Freelancer.com’s Fast 50 Report: The 50 Fastest Moving Jobs in Q4 2018 Rank Job Category 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 Change (%) 1 Matlab and Mathematica 2261 3049 34.85 % 2 Statistical Analysis 1203 1616 34.33 % 3 Mathematics 2006 2630 31.11 % 4 Algorithm 2224 2902 30.49 % 5 Statistics 1695 2210 30.38 % 6 Report Writing 5245 6777 29.21 % 7 Academic Writing 1791 2246 25.40 % 8 Electrical Engineering 3002 3712 23.65 % 9 Machine Learning 1748 2087 19.39 % 10 Shopify Templates 1549 1839 18.72 % 11 Mechanical Engineering 1877 2175 15.88 % 12 Product Descriptions 1544 1784 15.54 % 13 Database Programming 1241 1428 15.07 % 14 eBooks 1570 1804 14.90 % 15 Data Mining 2501 2845 13.75 % 16 Poster Design 1023 1150 12.41 % 17 Electronics 2850 3198 12.21 % 18 Arduino 1329 1491 12.19 % 19 Research Writing 12647 14169 12.03 % 20 Microcontroller 1756 1964 11.85 % 21 Ubuntu 1058 1182 11.72 % 22 Database Administration 1147 1279 11.51 % 23 Shopify 3137 3465 10.46 % 24 Microsoft Office 1815 1997 10.03 % 25 Business Analysis 2611 2856 9.38 % 26 Graphic Design 126892 101544 -19.98 % 27 Arts & Crafts 1081 861 -20.35 % 28 Virtual Assistant 6028 4781 -20.69 % 29 Coding 1294 1025 -20.79 % 30 Sales 5319 4210 -20.85 % 31 Testing / QA 1096 850 -22.45 % 32 App Developer 1495 1155 -22.74 % 33 Joomla 1803 1378 -23.57 % 34 Programming 2188 1634 -25.32 % 35 Data Entry 27390 20443 -25.36 % 36 Data Processing 13517 9925 -26.57 % 37 Banner Design 10055 7351 -26.89 % 38 Excel 24039 17574 -26.89 % 39 Translation 15145 11005 -27.34 % 40 CSS3 1150 827 -28.09 % 41 Adobe Illustrator 2462 1756 -28.68 % 42 Visual Basic 3702 2608 -29.55 % 43 Legal 1815 1256 -30.80 % 44 Windows Desktop 2961 2039 -31.14 % 45 Writing 2212 1502 -32.10 % 46 Project Management 1846 1216 -34.13 % 47 Adobe Flash 1921 1250 -34.93 % 48 Design 2110 1328 -37.06 % 49 XML 2038 1110 -45.53 % 50 ASP 2156 722 -66.51 % - Ends - For more information, please contact: Leon Spencer Director of Communications lspencer@freelancer.com About ​Freelancer​ ® Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More9than 31 million registered users have posted over 15 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community established in 2009, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, and Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN. The world’s first virtual lawyer, built for Amazon’s Alexa, tests whether lawyers will be replaced by robots 2019-01-14T23:09:35Z the-world-s-first-virtual-lawyer-built-for-amazon-s-alexa-tests-whether-lawyers-will-be-replaced-by-robots The Alexa Skill works by asking the questions a lawyer would, then drafting a legal document that considers the context, facts, jurisdiction and best practice. It takes a few minutes for the interview to take place and the legal document to appear by email in your inbox. Adam Long, CEO of Smarter Drafter, says “The virtual lawyer tests whether human lawyers are at risk of being replaced by robots. “We mapped the decision making processes of expert lawyers in excruciating detail to create a tool that would perform at the level of a human lawyer.” The prototype is powered by Smarter Drafter’s unique AI (artificial intelligence), called Real Human Reasoning™. Smarter Drafter is already used in more than 150 law firms in Australia, but is currently only accessible to lawyers. Adam Long, CEO of Smarter Drafter, says “Lawyers already delegate legal drafting to other experts – now they can give those same instructions to software and have the job done in moments, without any human errors. Here, we’re testing whether we can put the same power in the hands of the document’s end user.” No date has been set for the release of the first working Alexa integration, but Adam is optimistic: “We’re only months away from a voice assistant for businesses and homes that will create any legal document you need. You can see the prototype in action at SmarterDrafter.com.au/Alexa The team have written an assessment of the technology in this article (which you may reproduce): Is the lawyer of the future a voice assistant on your desk? If you would like more information or to schedule an interview please contact Smarter Drafter CEO Adam Long, 0421 498 170, adam@smarterdrafter.com.au Additional images and media available at: ​https://smarterdrafter.com.au/press-and-media-resources/ SAS named a leader for enterprise insight platforms by independent research firm 2019-01-14T22:05:07Z sas-named-a-leader-for-enterprise-insight-platforms-by-independent-research-firm Cary, NC (Jan 11, 2019) SAS has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platforms, Q1 2019. The report noted that “SAS Viya is a modern architecture with a single high-performance analytical engine. SAS’ platform also features the tightest integration we saw between different analytics capabilities, data preparation and governance.” Today’s successful organizations are driven by analytical insights, not intuition. SAS® Viya® on the SAS Platform provides companies with industry-leading analytics to fuel business decisions with both speed and scalability. Through a single, consolidated and cohesive environment, organizations can manipulate and explore their data on a large scale. SAS Viya also offers access to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), with an added layer of transparency and interpretability into AI-generated decisions, therefore opening the black box of AI for data scientists and business users alike. “Today businesses rely on a comprehensive platform that orchestrates data management, analytics and development tools, to generate insights that power their decisions,” said Sarah Gates, Product Marketing Manager for the SAS Platform. “Producing both fast and trustworthy results is critical. SAS Viya provides this support across the entire analytics life cycle – from data to discovery and deployment.”   The report states: “SAS has a top-notch visual, predictive and streaming analytics tool set. … Support for notebooks, programming for multiple languages, and more cloud options round out SAS Viya and make it a good choice for firms with mission-critical analytics needs.” SAS ranked highest in the analytics tools criterion and received the highest possible score in the market presence category. Read more about the latest features available on SAS Viya. About SAS SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®. Artificial Intelligence: Are we destined for a dystopian future where one company reigns supreme power? 2019-01-14T02:38:28Z artificial-intelligence-are-we-destined-for-a-dystopian-future-where-one-company-reigns-supreme-power-1 Imagine a world where a single corporation reigns supreme power over all. Like an umbilical cord to an unborn child, this company provides the precious and necessary resources to any that wish to thrive. It collects billions of terabytes of data with its millions of CPUs, every minute, constantly churning and processing at speeds that are unfathomable to many. Growing ‘smarter’ every day it has the ability to connect billions of products and services to billions of people, in nanoseconds. Those that feed the connection with valuable raw data are rewarded accordingly and life gets better for those people. If, however one was to break the rules and be restricted from the connection, their organisation will most certainly fail and die due to lack of insight and inability to compete with those who remain connected. The rules are made, of course, by the corporation and the corporation decides whether you are or are not worthy of its precious connection. Sounds like a science fiction movie, but it could be the reality of at least one of our dystopian futures. A single organisation who provides connectivity to a private neural network. This network comprises of the billions of terabytes of data, but more importantly, it is all meaningfully interpreted and organised to deliver the most precise and efficient value anyone has ever experienced. Can one company rule the roost? There are some people that say, one company simply can not win the AI race, that it is a collective resource and that neural networks are distributed and owned by many. To some degree, I agree with that sentiment, however, I also believe that the true power and growth of AI lies in its ability to interpret and implement in the most efficient ways possible. Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, Information and Analytics at IBM, identified big data as the new natural resource. Therefore if we say that big data is the worlds largest natural resource, then the algorithms that power AI are the machinery fuelled by the resource. My view is that the core of the AI revolution is going to be somewhat a reverse of what we saw in the industrial revolution. During the industrial revolution, the unequal power went to those who could produce and distribute the recourses, think of oil companies, mining companies, etc. These were a few very large and powerful companies in large markets (oligopoly’s and monopolies). The manufacturers consumed the resources to create value-added output, such as steel, cars, products, etc. Although there were a few large powerful companies that produced, the majority of the production companies were small and medium-sized firms that had lots of competition. AI: just like the industrial revolution, just in reverse! With AI, this will be reversed, the ‘natural’ resource (big data) will be provided by many smaller contributors who will collect data in many different, innovative ways and the value-add will be how that data is translated and converted to value (AI Algorithm and hardware). The reason I believe this will be the case is due to one thing, efficiency. The ability of one central and private network to crunch data, interoperate it and deliver will be much higher than any smaller operator and therefore the smaller operator will (out of logic) enlist the services of the larger organisation. If Ai was like an oil refinery, imagine if you took every stage of the refinery process and placed it among different companies with different rules and regulations. It would be foolish to assume that you could manufacture finished fuel in any efficient manner. Conclusion The fundamentals that fuelled the rise of the ‘corporation’ will also fuel the rise of AI. At the epicentre will be the king of efficiency, a leader that can process and deliver the raw and semi-processed data into a more coveted valuable output, such as increased sales, the latest vehicle design or even city planning and design. All this will be driven ultimately by cost reduction and speed to market. FutureNation.co iWorld Australia launches DIY Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit 2019-01-14T00:08:02Z iworld-australia-launches-diy-circuit-scribe-drone-builder-kit Melbourne - 14 January, 2018 - iWorld Australia launches Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit after a successful launch on kickstarter raising up to $100,000. This all-inclusive kit is destined to fly onto everyones wish list, as it gives users the ability to quickly build their own drone and fly it with a smart phone."We're very excited to bring this next generation Circuit Scribe kit to market after receiving such a great response from the Kickstarter community," said Nick Nanan, Director of Sales, Circuit Scribe. "The Drone Builder Kit allows users to apply concepts they've learned from our original kits, like basic circuitry principles, to their very own DIY project and bring it to life. The renewed focus of application with this kit will show its users how fundamental concepts are used in tangible products that are part of their everyday lives." The Drone Builder Kit comes with everything needed to create and fly a DIY drone. Each kit provides users with step-by-step directions as they simply draw the "wires" to the motors with the Circuit Scribe Pen and use the included cardboard arms to easily make something out of nothing. The Circuit Scribe Pen is filled with non-toxic conductive silver, which is used to draw traces from the motors to the hub, allowing the user to quickly build their own drone and fly it with a smart phone (Android and Apple). Flying is a breeze with the one key lift-off, landing and hover-mode, and if it crashes, users can simply pull out an additional set of cardboard wings to start again. This drone can be used indoor and outdoor, has a birds-eye view available with 480p camera, a three-minute flight time and a 150-foot communication range. The Drone Builder Kit comes with a Circuit Scribe Pen, hub, motors, three pair of cardboard wings and propellers. The free Drone Builder app is available for download on Android and Apple devices. It is recommended for ages 13 and up and retails for $149.95 AUD at www.iworldonline.com.au. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/2VQyo2wAbout Circuit ScribeThis young company is passionate about the intersection of materials, electricity and education. Dr. Steven Brett Walker is a materials scientist based out of Austin, TX. All of their products boast the highest quality yet are affordable – ensuring all youngsters can explore circuitry at the kitchen table or in the classroom. About iWorld AustraliaiWorld Australia is a leading exclusive distributor of STEM/STEAM Education products across Australia and New Zealand. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of STEAM education products within schools and households in order to prepare students for careers of the future. Our success is based on quality customer support and solid long term business relationships forged with major retail customers and high profile quality manufacturers. We are also an approved member of the Australian Toy Association (ATA). AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su Reveals Coming High-Performance Computing Inflection Point in CES 2019 Keynote 2019-01-11T09:22:08Z amd-president-and-ceo-dr-lisa-su-reveals-coming-high-performance-computing-inflection-point-in-ces-2019-keynote LAS VEGAS, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today highlighted historic leaps in computing, gaming and visualization technologies expected in 2019 based on a combination of leading-edge 7nm technology and the most advanced computing and graphics designs the company has ever created. During her CES 2019 keynote presentation, AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics processing unit (GPU), AMD Radeon™ VII; detailed the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin laptops1, 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors; and provided the first public demonstration of the upcoming 7nm 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor. Su was joined by a number of industry luminaries including Microsoft Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer, Massive Entertainment Managing Director David Polfeldt, and FNATIC Co-Founder and Chairman Sam Mathews.   Su’s keynote focused on solving the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges through high-performance computing and graphics innovation. From bringing a storyteller’s vision to life through digital characters, to helping communities come together through a shared love of gaming, to solving some of our toughest challenges in the realms of education, healthcare, climate change and energy solutions, AMD sees incredible opportunities to apply more powerful computing technologies to solve some of society’s toughest problems.   “This is an incredible time to be in technology as the industry pushes the envelope on high-performance computing to solve the biggest challenges we face together,” said Su. “At AMD, we made big bets several years ago to accelerate the pace of innovation for high-performance computing, and 2019 will be an inflection point for the industry as we bring these new products to market. From our 7nm Radeon™ graphics chips to our next-generation 7nm AMD Ryzen™ and AMD EYPC™ processors, it’s going to be an exciting year for AMD and the industry.”  AMD Gaming Graphics Updates Reinforcing its commitment to next-generation gaming leadership, AMD announced the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU, AMD Radeon™ VII, designed to deliver exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads. The AMD Radeon™ VII graphics card provides 2x the memory2 and 2.1x the memory bandwidth3, up to 29 percent higher gaming performance on average4 and up to 36 percent higher performance5 on average in content creation applications compared to the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics card, enabling maximum settings for extreme framerates at the highest resolutions. It also provides seamless, high-refresh HDR6 gaming at 1080p, ultrawide 1440p and 4K, and powers the next-generation photo and visual creation applications on razor sharp, vibrant 8K monitors.   AMD Radeon™ VII graphics card is expected to be available beginning February 7, 2019.  AMD High-Performance Desktop Updates For the several thousand keynote attendees and the record-size CES keynote livestream audience, AMD performed the first public demonstrations of the upcoming 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor. The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processor is based on the new AMD “Zen 2” x86 core built using world-leading 7nm process technology. It is expected to deliver new levels of performance7 and will be the world’s first PC platform to support PCIe 4.0 connectivity8. The new AMD Ryzen processors will offer better gaming, creating and streaming experiences than ever before with a faster and quieter PC.   The live demonstration showed a 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop pre-production processor vs. an Intel Core™ i9-9900K processor in a real-time rendering demonstration using Maxon Cinebench R15. The AMD Ryzen processor offered comparable performance at approximately 30% lower power9. Additionally, Dr. Su showed the power of AMD technology working together with a live gaming demonstration of a 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor in an AMD socket AM4 platform paired with an AMD Radeon™ VII graphics processor.   The 3rd Gen Ryzen™ desktop processor is planned for introduction in mid-2019.  AMD Server Updates The AMD EPYC™ datacenter processor had a tremendous first year, winning in the biggest cloud environments, and amassing more than 50 EPYC™-based platforms shipping from leading server providers.   Su showed the world’s first 7nm datacenter CPU, codenamed “Rome,”10 based on the “Zen 2” x86 core. Su revealed the real-world power of the next generation of AMD EPYC™ by demonstrating a step-function increase in datacenter processor performance using the scientific application NAMD, which simulates large bio-molecular systems. The demonstration compared a single pre-production EPYC™ “Rome” processor to two high-end Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors, and the single next-generation EPYC™ processor delivered approximately 15% higher performance11. By using EPYC™-based systems, AMD is helping scientists to advance their research and get closer to finding the next big solutions.   The AMD EPYC™ “Rome” processor is on track to start shipping in mid-2019.  AMD Mobile Computing Updates AMD launched the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics, delivering the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin laptops. With up to 12 hours of general productivity and 10 hours of video playback battery life12, 4K HDR video capability and Microsoft Modern PC features, the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors deliver the ultimate entertainment experience for the modern laptop buyer.   A record number of AMD Ryzen-based notebooks powered by the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics are expected to be available in 2019 from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo and Samsung.  Supporting Resources Visit the CES webpage for a full replay of the keynote, videos and product materials Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter About AMD For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. 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Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.  1 "Processor for ultrathin notebooks" defined as 15W typical TDP. "Class" for "best-in-class" defined as an ultrathin notebook <20mm Z-height. Testing conducted by AMD performance labs as of 12/02/2018. Cinebench R15 nT ("CPU"): Core i5-8250U vs. Ryzen™ 5 3500U: 524 vs. 651 (24%/1.24X faster for AMD); Core i7-8565U vs. Ryzen™ 7 3700U: 619 vs. 688 (11%/1.11X faster for AMD);. 3DMark® Time Spy ("GPU"): Core i5-8250U vs. Ryzen™ 5 3500U: 399 vs. 907  (127%/2.27X faster for AMD); Core i7-8565U vs. Ryzen™ 7 3700U: 444 vs. 967 (118%/2.18X faster for AMD). 50:50 Average of GPU and CPU: Core i5-8250U vs. Ryzen™ 5 3500U: (0.5×1.24+0.5×2.27) = 1.75X faster for AMD; Core i7-8565U vs. Ryzen™ 7 3700U: (0.5×1.11+0.5×2.18) = 1.645X faster for AMD. Core i7-8565U Test System: Dell Inspiron 7586, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Samsung 850 EVO SSD, Intel Graphics HD 620 (driver 24.20.100.6287), Windows® 10 Pro x64 (build 1803). Core i5-8250U Test System: HP Spectre 13t, 2x4GB LPDDR4-2133, Samsung 850 EVO SSD, Intel Graphics HD 620 (driver 24.20.100.6287), Windows® 10 Pro x64 (build 1803). AMD Ryzen™ Test System: AMD Reference Motherboard, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Radeon™ Vega10 Graphics (driver 18.41-181105a), Windows® 10 Pro x64 (build 1803). Results may vary with configuration and drivers. RVM-155  2 As of Dec 18, 2018. Radeon VII features 16GB of memory. Radeon RX Vega 64 features 8GB of memory. RX-266  3 As of Dec 18, 2018. Radeon VII features 1024 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Radeon RX Vega 64 features 484 GB/s of memory bandwidth. RX-267  4 Testing done by AMD performance labs 1/3/19 on Intel i7 7700K,16GB DDR4 3000MHz, Radeon VII, Radeon RX Vega 64, AMD Driver 18.50 and Windows 10. Using Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Battlefield 1 DX12,Battlefield 5 DX12,Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,Destiny 2,Deus x: Mankind Divided DX12,Doom (2016),F1 2018 DX12,Fallout 76,Far Cry 5,Forza Horizon 4 DX12,Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman 2,Just Cause 4,Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War, Monster Hunter World, Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12,Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX12,Sid Meier's Civilization VI DX12,Star Control: Origins ,Strange Brigade Vulkan, The Witcher 3,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Total War: Warhammer 2,Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at 4K Max Settings: Radeon VII scored: 36 fps,80.5 fps,62.2 fps,82.3 fps,65.1 fps,53.4 fps,89.5 fps,78 fps,76.6 fps,62 fps,72.8 fps,76.2 fps,53.3 ps,50.8 fps,54.3 fps,35.4 fps,58.3 fps,47.5 fps,97.1 fps,88.9 fps,86.7 fps,55.4 fps,36.3 fps,34.6 fps,93.4 fps respectively. Radeon RX Vega 64 scored: 28 fps,59.2 fps,46.7 fps,68.0 fps,50.9 fps,40.2 fps,67.2 fps,61 fps,45.5 fps,49 fps,62.8 fps,60.1 fps,49.6 ps,42.6 fps,41.6 fps,29.4 fps,46.0 fps,36.3 fps,78.1 fps,69.2 fps,60.9 fps,41.4 fps,29.2 fps,28.3 fps,74.2 fps respectively. Across 25 titles, Radeon VII averaged 29% faster gaming performance vs Radeon Vega 64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-282  5 Testing done by AMD performance labs 1/3/19 on AMD Ryzen 2700X,16GB DDR4 3000MHz, Radeon VII, Radeon RX Vega 64, AMD Driver 18.50 and Windows 10. Across 4 content creation workloads/benchmarks: Davinci Resolve 15, Adobe Premiere, Luxmark and Blender. Radeon VII completed in /scored 101s, 330s, 50202 and 92s respectively. Radeon RX Vega 64 completed in/scored 138s, 462s, 31013 and 126s respectively. Resulting in Radeon VII vs Radeon RX 64 performance uplift of: 1.27x, 1.29x, 1.62x and 1.27x respectively. Radeon VII averaged 36% faster content creation performance vs Radeon Vega 64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-283  6 HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, monitor/TV, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-96  7 Based on AMD internal assessment of pre-production 3rd generation Ryzen desktop processors against currently shipping AMD 2nd generation Ryzen desktop processors.  RZ3-4  8 Specifications of 3rd generation Ryzen processors as of January 2, 2019.   As of January 7, 2019, the AMD’s latest 2nd Generation Ryzen processors and Intel’s latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors use the PCIe Gen3 interface (https://ark.intel.com/products/186605/Intel-Core-i9-9900K-Processor-16M-Cache-up-to-5-00-GHz).  RZ3-2  9 Testing performed AMD CES 2019 Keynote. In Cinebench R15 nT, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop engineering sample processor achieved a score of 2057, better than the Intel Core i9-9900K score of 2040. During testing, system wall power was measured at 134W for the AMD system and 191W for the Intel system; for a difference of (191-134)/191=.298 or 30% lower power consumption. System configurations: AMD engineering sample silicon, Noctua NH-D15S thermal solution, AMD reference motherboard, 16GB (2x8) DDR4-2666 MHz memory, 512GB Samsung 850 PRO SSD, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU, graphics driver 18.30.19.01 (Adrenalin 18.9.3), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1809); Intel i909900K, Noctua NH-D15S thermal solution, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus, 16GB (2x8) DDR4-2666 MHz memory, 512GB Samsung 850 PRO SSD, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU, graphics driver 18.30.19.01 (Adrenalin 18.9.3), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1809).  10 The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates  shown in these slides are plans only and subject to change."Rome" is a codename for AMD architectures, and not  a product name. GD-122  11 Based on AMD internal testing of the NAMD Apo1 v2.12 benchmark. AMD tests conducted on AMD reference platform configured with 1 x EPYC 7nm 64 core SoC, 8 x 32GB DDR4 2666MHz DIMMs, and Ubuntu 18.04, 4.17 kernel and using the AOCC 1.3 beta compiler with OpenMPI 4.0, FFTW 3.3.8 and Charms 6.7.1, achieved an average of 9.83 ns/day; versus Supermicro SYS-1029U-TRTP configured with 2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 CPUs, 12 x 32GB DDR4 2666MHz DIMMs and Ubuntu 18.04 , kernel 4.15 using the ICC 18.0.2 complier with FFTW 3.3.8 and Charms 6.8.2, achieved an average of 8.4 ns/day. NAP-1112  12 Testing by AMD performance labs as of 12/4/2018. “Battery life” defined as hours of continuous usage before the system automatically shuts down due to depleted battery. Video playback tested according to Microsoft WER methodology, while “general usage” is tested via MobileMark 14. Results presented in minutes, in order of: 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Mobile Processor (100%) vs. 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U Mobile Processor. General Usage: Ryzen™ 7 2700U: 8.1 hours vs. Ryzen™ 7 3700U: 12.3 hours (51% longer) Video Playback: Ryzen™ 7 2700U: 6.9 hours vs. Ryzen™ 7 3700U: 10 hours (40% longer) Ryzen™ 7 2700U Test System: Lenovo IdeaPad 530s, Ryzen™ 7 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Radeon™ Vega10 Graphics (driver 23.20.768.0), 1920x1080 AUO 403D 13.9” panel, 512GB Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G SSD, 45Whr battery, 150 nits brightness, Windows® 10 x64 RS4. Ryzen™ 7 3700U Test System: AMD Reference Motherboard, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Radeon™ Vega10 Graphics (driver 23.20.768.0), AUO B140HAN05.4 14” panel, 256GB WD Black WD256G1XOC SSD, 50Whr battery, 150 nits brightness, Windows® 10 x64 RS5. Results may vary with drivers and configuration. RVM-164