The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-09-15T23:54:38Z TransCanna Signs Binding Agreement with Lyfted Farms Inc. 2019-09-15T23:54:38Z transcanna-signs-binding-agreement-with-lyfted-farms-inc TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN; FSE: TH8) ("TransCanna") is pleased to announce it has signed a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Lyfted Farms Inc., which updates the terms of the previously announced non-binding letter of intent.Lyfted Farms brings over 2 decades of cultivation experience to the company and currently holds a Distribution License, Nursery License, and a Cultivation License at both the State and Local levels. Lyfted Farms has long been a recognized leader in complying with statewide regulations, the company was issued the 9th Cultivation License in the State of California."With this acquisition we are not only securing a high-quality brand but fulfilling a need in sourcing and stabilizing our upper supply chain which we see as a serious requirement in the California Cannabis marketplace" stated Steve Giblin, TransCanna President & CEO. "This acquisition represents a significant talent acquisition for the company moving forward.The purchase price for the acquisition will be $6,300,000 USD comprised of $5,550,000 USD in cash and the issuance of 1,000,000 TransCanna Common Shares. $150,000 USD has already been advanced as a deposit and the remaining cash portion of the purchase price will be payable as to $400,000 USD on closing and the issuance by TransCanna of a non-interest bearing promissory note in favour of the vendors in the amount of $5,000,000 USD."This acquisition, once completed, allows our team to commit to the growth of the TransCanna business model. We see and believe in the vision of quality brands produced and distributed on scale and we can help with that execution" Commented Bob Blink, CEO and Founder of Lyfted Farms.Under the TransCanna umbrella, Lyfted Farms is expanding their nursery and production capacity for a cost of $695,000 USD of which $105,000 USD has already been advanced. Completion of the expansion is expected within the next 90 days. This will pave the way for new staff to be onboarded and trained while the company looks to complete the process of licensing and building out the 196,000 square foot Daly facility.Lyfted Farms is an award-winning trusted brand and has developed a very loyal following amongst cannabis consumers. As a leading brand, Lyfted Farms is continuously innovating, developing new strains and products and delivering them to the end consumer. Lyfted Farms and their products set and influence trends instead of following them. Shareholders or interested parties can follow the brand development on Instagram @lyftedfarms.About TransCanna Holdings Inc.TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a Canadian based company providing branding, transportation and distribution services, through its wholly-owned California subsidiaries, to a range of industries including the cannabis marketplace.For further information, please visit the Company's website at or email the Company at Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business Shows Blockchain Will Have a Transformational Impact Across Industries in Five to 10 Years 2019-09-15T08:03:17Z gartner-2019-hype-cycle-for-blockchain-business-shows-blockchain-will-have-a-transformational-impact-across-industries-in-five-to-10-years 13 September 2019 — The 2019 Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that the business impact of blockchain will be transformational across most industries within five to 10 years.  “Even though they are still uncertain of the impact blockchain will have on their businesses, 60% of CIOs in the Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda Survey said that they expected some level of adoption of blockchain technologies in the next three years” said David Furlonger, distinguished research vice-president at Gartner. “However, the existing digital infrastructure of organisations and the lack of clear blockchain governance are limiting CIOs from getting full value with blockchain.” The Hype Cycle provides an overview of how blockchain capabilities are evolving from a business perspective and maturity across different industries (click here to view the Hype Cycle). Key Industries Banking and investment services industries continue to experience significant levels of interest from innovators seeking to improve decades old operations and processes, however only 7.6% of respondents to the CIO Survey suggested that blockchain is a game-changing technology.  That said, nearly 18% of banking and investment services CIOs said they have adopted or will adopt some form of blockchain technology within the next 12 months and nearly another 15% within two years. “We see blockchain in several key areas in banking and investments services, primarily focused on permissioned ledgers,” said Mr. Furlonger. “We also expect continued developments in the creation and acceptance of digital tokens. However considerable work needs to be completed in nontechnology-related activities such as standards, regulatory frameworks and organisation structures for blockchain capabilities to reach the Plateau of Productivity – the point at which mainstream adoption takes off, in this industry. Blockchain in gaming. In the fast-growing esport industry, blockchain natives are launching solutions that allow users to create their own tokens to support the design of competition as well as to enable trading of virtual goods. The tokens provide gamers with more control over their in-game items making them more portable across gaming platforms. “High user volumes and rapid innovation make the gaming sector a testing ground for innovative application of blockchain. It is the perfect place to monitor how users push the adaptability of the most critical components of blockchain: decentralisation and tokenisation,” said Christophe Uzureau, research vice president at Gartner. “Gaming startups provide appealing alternatives to the ecosystem approaches of Amazon, Google or Apple, and serve as a model for companies in other industries to develop digital strategies.” In retail, Blockchain is being considered for “track and trace” services, counterfeit prevention, inventory management and auditing, any of which could be used to improve product quality or food safety, for example. Whilst these examples have value, the real impact of blockchain for retail industry will depend on supporting new ideas — such as using blockchain to transform or augment loyalty programs. Once it has been combined with the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain has the potential to change retail business models forever, impacting both data and monetary flows and avoiding centralisation of market power.  As a result, Gartner believes that blockchain has the potential to transform business models across all industries — but these opportunities demand that enterprises adopt complete blockchain ecosystems. Without tokenisation and decentralisation, most industries will not see real business value. More information on blockchain strategy can be found on the Gartner Blockchain Insight Hub and The Real Business of Blockchain, a book on blockchain by Gartner analysts David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau. The Real Business of Blockchain launches on October 15 and is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.  Gartner clients can read more in the report “Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business, 2019.”This research is part of the Gartner Special Report “Hype Cycles: Five Priorities Shape the Further Evolution of Digital Innovation.” This research collection helps organisations identify opportunities that enable the creation of new business and operating models. Additional analysis on driving business performance will be presented during Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and other IT executives. IT executives rely on these events to gain insight into how their organisations can use IT to overcome business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM. Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo include: September 16-18: Cape Town, South Africa October 20-24: Orlando October 28-31: Gold Coast, Australia October 28-31: Sao Paulo, Brazil November 3-7: Barcelona November 11-14: Goa November 12-14: Tokyo  About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world's leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We're trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit Cin7 Hires David Leach as COO 2019-09-13T01:31:35Z cin7-hires-david-leach-as-coo-1 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – September 13, 2019 – Cin7, a global leader in inventory management software, has appointed David Leach as Chief Operating Officer. He joins the Cin7 executive team to lead sales, marketing, product development, support and implementation.   “We are very pleased to have David on board. We continue to grow and expand globally, and David has significant and very relevant experience in fast-growing global software companies,” said Founder and Chief Architect Danny Ing. “David will be critical as we execute our next phase of growth.” Formerly Chief Operating Officer at ezyVet, a veterinary practice management software company, Leach has a long history of software leadership at fast-growing SaaS companies, including Orion Health and Qrious. “Cin7 is an exciting business with a rapidly expanding customer base, a comprehensive product and a great team behind it,” said Leach. “In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world of retail and consumer buying behaviors, I believe Cin7 has what it takes to continue to innovate with speed and win big.” For more information, visit  ###   About Cin7  Cin7 is an all-in-one, cloud-based solution that provides real-time visibility, customizability and reporting for efficient inventory management across the supply chain. Cin7 includes built-in production, warehouse, POS and B2B eCommerce functionality along with a growing list of third-party integrations. Optimized for growing multichannel companies seeking robust inventory management at a fraction of the cost of a full ERP, Cin7’s “Connected Inventory” bridges the gap between suppliers and sales channels to deliver end-to-end supply chain control. Cin7 is a global business, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, and offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit Express Virtual Meetings partners with Konftel to provide plug-n-play HD video conferening 2019-09-11T22:00:00Z express-virtual-meetings-partners-with-konftel-to-provide-plug-n-play-hd-video-conferening Melbourne – 12 September 2019 – Express Virtual Meetings, a leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud-based video conferencing (VC), audio and managed conferencing solutions and part of the MNF Group, has partnered with ADDCOM Contact Solutions to offer Konftel HD video conferencing equipment to SMBs. For over 20 years ADDCOM has been a trusted Australian brand for recording and telecommunications solutions. The company’s technology partner, Konftel, is a global leader in video conferencing equipment and recent 2019 Red Dot design award winner. “The ability to be able to offer businesses the chance to save time and money with an affordable video conferencing solution is a real step forward in transforming the way people meet and work together,” Andrea Goding, Express Virtual Meetings’ General Manager said. “We are thrilled to pair our video conferencing services solution with hardware from companies that have a combination of industry experience and capability in the design and manufacture of reputable, reliable and affordable conferencing equipment.” Craig Alvarez, ADDCOM CEO said: “ADDCOM welcomes the opportunity to work with Express Virtual Meetings. We have worked closely with Konftel for over 10 years and we believe it is a perfect fit for the Express Virtual Meetings video conferencing infrastructure.” Express Virtual Meetings’ video conferencing infrastructure works seamlessly with Konftel’s video conferencing hardware which is designed to operate with a wide variety of video conferencing endpoints for anytime, on-demand conferencing. “Choosing Konftel’s video conferencing peripherals was a no-brainer as its HD video cameras, speakers and plug-n-play data hubs are a robust, low-cost alternative to expensive telepresence video systems that combine voice and video technology to connect people across multiple locations. Provisioning Konftel’s compact and affordable VC equipment means HD video conferencing is no longer the privilege of large enterprises with even larger budgets, but is now accessible to organisations of any size.” Linking Konftel’s VC hardware bundles with Express Virtual Meetings’ VC infrastructure can transform any room or space into a local or global meeting hub on-demand. Conference participants without access to a video endpoint need not miss out on attending a video conference thanks to Express Virtual Meetings’ secure cloud access via WebRTC. Those without access to the internet can take advantage of Express Virtual Meetings’ VC audio integration by dialling into their video conference using a standard telephone line from anywhere in the world. The easy deployment and plug-n-play nature of Konftel’s video conferencing system, together with its seamless integration with Express Virtual Meetings’ video conferencing infrastructure, means businesses that want to modernise their operations, save time and money, increase productivity and transform the way they meet and work together can start video conferencing in less than a couple of hours. “The partnership seamlessly aligns industry leading video conferencing hardware with our state-of-the-art video bridging technology, enabling Express Virtual Meetings’ service to scale and grow along with the demands of the modern workplace,” Ms Goding concluded. For more information, visit -End- About Express Virtual Meetings Express Virtual Meetings is an award-winning Australian-owned and operated conferencing provider, offering a wide range of secure, reliable and flexible audio, video and operator-assisted conferencing options. We have been servicing small to medium businesses and large-scale enterprises in Australia and around the world for over 15 years. Express Virtual Meetings is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For more information: Zoe Palin Marketing Manager Express Virtual Meetings Phone: +61 3 8788 6015 Email: Police Check Online | Australian National Character Check 2019-09-11T08:29:29Z police-check-online-australian-national-character-check Australian National Character Check allows individuals and businesses to apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, which is commonly referred to as a Police Check. The Police Check can be used when applying for employment, volunteer work, appointment to positions of trust and a variety of Australian licensing and registration schemes. Most Police Checks are returned to applicants within 1 to 3 business days.  Services:  - National Police Check (Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check) - Police Check ACT - Police Check NSW - Police Check QLD - Police Check VIC - Police Check WA - Police Check NT - Police Check TAS - Police Check SA Australian IT Company looking for its next Cyber Security site 2019-09-11T07:16:03Z australian-it-company-looking-for-its-next-cyber-security-site Brisbane, QUEENSLAND.  With the support of the Victorian Government and Federation University, Australian information technology company CT4 created its first Cyber Security Centre in Ballarat, Victoria. Set to launch later this year, the Centre will bring over 60 new information technology jobs to the region, including work experience through the Digital Apprentices IT traineeship program.  CT4 is now working to partner with additional tertiary education & State Governments to continue to address skills shortages in metropolitan and regional areas - searching for a location to base its next site and expand its Digital Apprentice program to include additional regional training and employment sites with a focus on cyber security, software-defined networking, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Whilst the emergence of new technology may adversely impact some industries, the scale of technological change is also bringing with it a large demand for skilled jobs in areas such as software and network engineering, cyber security and data analytics. The demand in Australia is currently outweighing the number of people available with these skills – and the number of graduates is simply not enough to stem the growing skills gap. By bringing trainee opportunities to regional areas, CT4 is able to support employment in a growing field for the next generation of technology workers. As well as providing upskill and reskill possibilities for non-graduates and developing a skilled workforce through the earn-to-learn program, CT4 are looking to develop the right core skills to set up regional centres with a population ready and able to work productively in the innovative workplaces of the future while helping to solve the digital skills shortage.    CT4 CEO Dan Pearson says that it’s not just recent graduates and reskilling job hunters who can benefit from the cyber training but a broader employee market; especially with a growing number of women joining the Digital Apprentices program.   “I see the cyber industry critically lacking in diversity and we as a company are working to close the growing gender gap in IT” said Pearson.   “We see this as an opportunity to provide anyone of any gender or background - especially those in regional Australia - with the opportunity to enter the booming IT industry and create readiness for long term employment locally and nationally”   A major consideration of the chosen location involves a collaboration between business, government and the education sector to support the program. CT4 has narrowed the potential target sites to a number of regional centres around Australia which include Albury – Wodonga, Bathurst, Mount Gambier, Hobart, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Mackay, Gladstone and Tamworth.    Tertiary, Government and Regional representatives are invited to attend an upcoming industry session for a discussion on the next Cyber Security Centre site in Australia. Interested parties are to contact CT4 for more details and to register.  Australian Company Boasts 5.0 GPA Internationally-Accredited Space Learning Programs 2019-09-11T06:55:44Z australian-company-boasts-5-0-gpa-internationally-accredited-space-learning-programs-1 SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES – Friday 9 August 2019   ·      Australian company Actura’s California Association for STEAM Education (CASE) International Space School Study Program is a University of California (UC) approved college preparatory course and is 5.0 GPA accredited. ·        Actura’s FlipRobot Program is 5.0 GPA accredited. Australian company Actura’s programs are officially accredited and recognised internationally. The California Association for STEAM Education (CASE) International Space School Study Program is a 5.0 GPA accredited program and has been independently accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), offered through Legend College Preparatory. Actura’s FlipRobot Program can boast the same – with it being 5.0 GPA accredited. Official accreditation demonstrates academically-robust programs. The CASE Space School International Study Program assists students to build a profile and provides universities with evidence students are not just classroom-savvy but that they can learn in a variety of environments. CASE graduates are recognised as having completed a full semester college preparatory course. Students with these internationally-recognised preparatory courses have a competitive advantage over their peers without the same. Students can receive academic transcripts to facilitate their university applications. This is attractive to those students who aspire to demonstrate initiative and innovation to future employers or those who intend to study internationally or apply for internships. Actura is proud to boast and promote its FlipRobot “Comprehensive Robotic STEAM Learning” solution in its FlipRobot offerings as a curriculum that is also 5.0 GPA accredited. As a package, the FlipRobot learning kits in conjunction with the CASE Robotic Curriculum are designed to provide students with essential STEAM skills for their future. Being University of California approved, means public recognition from the United States of America college system. Actura’s diverse programs are broad, covering both out-of-class and in-class environments. The programs are 5.0 GPA accredited, demonstrating academic-robustness. A solid, collegial or university education in a top-tier university is an investment for a student’s entire future. This puts Actura at the forefront of being one of the leading STEAM educational learning solution providers. Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. Our FlipRobot range provides the ultimate robotic STEAM learning solution for the in-class environment. Actura continues to seek to fulfil its mission to become the most trusted STEAM education solution provider. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai and Taipei and with further international expansion on the horizon, Actura seeks to achieve its mission on a global scale.   Download Logos, Photos and Videos:   Media and Resources File Contact: Actura Australia Nerilee Chen – Marketing and Communications Specialist  Phone: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905 Email:       Company Name: Actura Australia Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072 Phone Number: 1300 303 402 Email Address: Website Address:   The Number One Robotics STEAM Education Solution Provider 2019-09-11T06:54:34Z the-number-one-robotics-steam-education-solution-provider HONG KONG, CHINA – 2019   ·       Local Australian company, the Number One Robotics STEAM Education Solution Provider is nominated on APAC Business Headlines Magazine’s list of the “Ten Fastest Growing Robotics  Solution Providers to Watch in 2019”. ·        Company specialises in delivering STEAM learning solutions for students to learn both inside and outside the classroom environment. Local Australian company Actura is the Number One Robotics STEAM Education Solution Provider. APAC Business Headlines Magazine recently released its list of the “Ten Fastest Growing Robotics Solution Providers to Watch in 2019”, with Actura being nominated on this prestigious list. Actura specialises in delivering high-quality in-classroom and out-of-classroom STEAM learning solutions that set it apart as the Number One Robotics STEAM Education Solution Provider. As an innovative company, Actura provides international study programs with prestigious organisations like NASA and CASE (California Association for STEAM Education). It also provides a comprehensive in-classroom Robotics Learning Solution. APAC Business Headlines Magazine profiles the most promising technology and business applications and the heads behind them. The magazine documents the opinions and expectations of the global technology community, shedding light on how robotics companies have evolved to mature firms. Being nominated in the category of Robotic Solution for Education & Learning has further acknowledged the company’s success in the small business technology world. Actura’s FlipRobot in-class solution consists of five pivotal areas: construct, control, interact, kinetic energy and artificial intelligence. As a package, the FlipRobot learning kits in conjunction with the CASE robotic curriculum are designed to provide students with essential STEAM skills for their future careers. The curriculum is mapped with national standards and is a University of California 5.0 GPA approved college preparatory course. Actura’s FlipRobot Solution is complimented by FlipCloud, Actura’s function and resource-rich coding and programming support environment. FlipRobot is uniquely positioned to be the only robotic learning solution that focuses heavily on the curriculum. Charles Chung, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Actura has remarked: “FlipRobot facilitates schools so that educators can adopt STEAM learning with ease. It starts with the CASE FlipRobot curriculum, spanning from K to 12. FlipRobot is an innovative framework that provides the ultimate robotic STEAM learning solution for the in-class environment”. Mark Tong, Editor-in-Chief at APAC Business Headlines Magazine has commented: “Actura Australia has been on our radar for quite a long time, and this year it became clear that enterprises of all sizes alike trust the company for its incredible innovations and services in the industry”. Mark Tong, Editor-in-Chief at APAC Business Headlines Magazine also commented: “It was a great pleasure reviewing these companies, as they all had inspiring as well as thought-provoking stories to share”. Rin Kachui, Senior Editor at APAC Business Headlines Magazine further added: “Our editorial team has not only selected the companies on account of their services, but also on their abilities to transform the user-experience of customers”. Actura’s FlipRobot Solution as acknowledged in APAC Business Headlines Magazine signals its significance in the robotics technology market. Being nominated on the “Ten Fastest Growing Robotics Solution Providers to Watch for 2019” list is significant as it signifies a list of companies that will provide valuable insights by these industry leaders to assist customers to achieve their business goals efficiently. As the Number One Robotics STEAM Education Solution Provider, Actura’s status has been further elevated in its field. Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. Actura continues to seek to fulfil its mission to become the most trusted STEAM education solution provider. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei and with further international expansion on the horizon, Actura seeks to achieve its mission on a global scale. Download Logos, Photos and Videos: Media Resources Contact: Actura Australia Nerilee Chen – Marketing and Communications Specialist  Phone: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905 Email:       Company Name: Actura Australia Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072 Phone Number: 1300 303 402 Email Address: Website Address: See How Local Company Creatively Engages Students in STEAM Effectively 2019-09-11T06:53:53Z see-how-local-company-creatively-engages-students-in-steam-effectively HOUSTON, TEXAS Local company delivers creative Space School STEAM program. Students are stimulated and inspired through the program's immersive experiential activities. Unique Space School program empowers youth to pursue STEAM for the future. ·      Students from schools around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, China and Taiwan recently took part in local company Actura’s CASE Space School program. Over 390 students participated in the fourteen-day expedition at NASA’s headquarters in Houston, Texas. The students have recently returned home engaged, invigorated and inspired by the Space School program which focuses on critical STEAM skills. Through the program’s creative design – a combination of practical and theoretical STEAM-based elements, the students have been empowered for their future success. The fourteen-day CASE Space School program includes Junior and Senior elements for students in Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. For the Juniors, among the activities, students explore NASA’s latest technologies and learn about astronaut training. They participate in practical laboratory activities and perform shark dissections and cellular analysis to understand how the human body survives in space. The Senior program focuses on leadership and management skills and gives students the opportunity to manage a $600 million Mission to Mars Project and to participate in the ChallengeX project to solve real space industry problems. Both programs include presentations from inspirational guest speakers from within the space industry and NASA. The specifically-developed STEAM program aims to broaden the mind, cultivate drive and instill curiosity and the spirit of exploration in the students. The program’s foundation of key learning outcomes is the basis for its success. The program is based on Dr Tony Wagner’s (Harvard University) Seven Survival Skills - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence; Agility and Adaptability; Initiative and Entrepreneurialism; Effective Oral and Written Communication; Accessing and Analyzing Information and Curiosity and Imagination. Detailed post-tour reviews for all participating schools are currently being conducted, with the aim of ensuring the program’s quality. Surveys and results have been overwhelmingly positive so far. For example, one hundred percent of parents and students from Pittwater School responded to and recommended the Space School program. “We are again astounded by the phenomenal success of the CASE Space School and the way that the expeditions have continued to inspire our students”. Charles Chung, CEO, Actura “I really enjoyed my experience at Space School. Everyone who talked to us inspired me and motivated me. I feel like I have come out of this experience with a more positive mindset. I also gained a lot of interest in STEAM subjects on the trip. Hearing so many incredible people tell me to follow my dreams, no matter how big they are, was really reassuring and powerful. Overall, I learned so much about STEAM and myself as a person”. Charlotte Walsh, Student, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School “Space School was a very interesting experience for me in which I learnt many ‘firsts’ about space. Doing activities so closely related to what people at NASA or other people involved in space do, as well as meeting those sorts of people, has inspired me to pursue a STEAM career, particularly one which could allow me to work in the space industry later in life”.   Timothy Hugh Barrett, Student, Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) “The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has given my daughter the knowledge and confidence that she is capable of doing anything that she puts her mind to”.   Tania Thompson, Parent, Senior Space School “Wow! Just again a big thank you to all those involved in taking, caring for, and safely bringing back our now highly inspired, creative and more confident daughter, Lucy. Myself and my husband will never forget this trip. Oh! And just so you know, Lucy has been wearing the NASA & Space Camp T-shirts nearly every day since she’s been back! Love it!!”. Susan Barber, Parent, Junior Space School Local company Actura has unlocked the key to inspiring our youth to reach their potential. CASE Space School’s high-impact experiential study program has resulted in students returning from the program enlivened and inspired for their future. Offering enriched STEAM activities, inspiring leadership and personal development that is not possible in an in-class learning environment, the CASE Space School is truly a unique experience. Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. Actura is the exclusive global partner of the California Association for STEAM Education (CASE). Headquartered in Cupertino, California, CASE was established by educators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to advocate excellence in STEAM education through the development and implementation of innovative in-classroom curriculum and extra-curricular education programs. Download Logos, Photos and Videos: Media and Resources CONTACT: Name - Nerilee Chen - Marketing and Communications Specialist Phone - Office: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905 Email -   Company Name: Actura Australia Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072 Phone Number: 1300 303 402 Email Address: Website Address: BLUGLASS SIGNS GLOBAL JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH US LED MANUFACTURER BRIDGELUX 2019-09-11T02:11:26Z bluglass-signs-global-joint-development-agreement-with-us-led-manufacturer-bridgelux Sydney, 11 September 2019: Australian semiconductor technology leader BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with leading US-based LED company, Bridgelux. The agreement is to develop cascade LEDs using BluGlass’ patented remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology, to establish a path for mainstream applications in the general lighting market. BluGlass and Bridgelux will work to develop competitive applications for the growing general lighting market, using BluGlass’ RPCVD tunnel junction technology. For over 15 years, Bridgelux has designed and produced LED lighting solutions for the general lighting market that are high performing, energy efficient, cost-effective and easy to integrate. Bridgelux’s focus on technology development has yielded proprietary innovations in LED design and manufacturing processes that enable its products to deliver the right quality of light, and accelerate mass adoption of LED lighting. The joint development program aims to successfully integrate BluGlass and Bridgelux’s unique technologies in high performance commercial LED applications, and drive commercial adoption of RPCVD-enabled cascade LEDs for general lighting through the future provision of RPCVD equipment and process licensing.  The terms of the JDA are non-exclusive and will provide revenues to BluGlass for its development work. BluGlass recently demonstrated an industry breakthrough with its patented ‘active as grown’ RPCVD tunnel junctions for LED wafers. These tunnel junctions could solve the industry challenge of efficiency droop, by combining multiple LEDs in a single vertical LED stack - generating greater light output for less power. “Bridgelux is a leader in solid state lighting innovation and is always working on developing new technologies for the LED lighting industry.  We look forward to exploring the potential of RPCVD with BluGlass,” said Tim Lester, CEO of Bridgelux. Giles Bourne, CEO and Managing Director of BluGlass, said, “We are delighted to have Bridgelux as a development partner to help deliver the competitive advantages of RPCVD tunnel junctions into this important, high-growth market. Bridgelux is an innovative leader producing premium lighting to high-end markets around the globe. This commercial partnership marks an exciting milestone for BluGlass and we look forward to enabling the lighting technologies of the future together.” Ends. About BluGlass BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) is a global leader in commercialising a breakthrough technology using Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) for the manufacture of high-performance LEDs and other devices. BluGlass has invented a new process using RPCVD to grow advanced materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN). These materials are crucial to the production of high-efficiency devices such as power electronics and high-brightness (LEDs) used in next-generation vehicle lighting, virtual reality systems and device backlighting. The RPCVD technology, because of its low temperature and flexible nature, offers many potential benefits over existing technologies including higher efficiency, lower cost, substrate flexibility (including GaN on silicon), and scalability.   About BridgeluxBridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of light source, control and driver solutions that allow companies, industries and people to experience the power and possibility of LED lighting.  The company's solutions deliver high quality light for the commercial, industrial and outdoor markets. For more information, visit Media Contacts:  Stefanie Winwood +61 433 307 853 Alan Smith +61 404 432 700 For more information on BluGlass,go to New release of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall automates and secures enterprise migrations to public cloud 2019-09-10T22:00:00Z new-release-of-barracuda-cloudgen-firewall-automates-and-secures-enterprise-migrations-to-public-cloud-1 Sydney, 11 September 2019 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced Release 8 of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. The new functionality helps streamline SD-WAN management, optimise cloud connectivity and automate scalable protection across multi-cloud deployments. As organisations go through digital transformation, they are moving to distributed work, cloud infrastructure and agile development. According to Gartner, “Customer demands for simplicity, scalability, flexibility, low latency and pervasive security force convergence of the WAN edge and network security markets, creating the secure access service edge (SASE), with a predominantly cloud-based, as-a-service delivery model.” 1 With Release 8 of the CloudGen Firewall, Barracuda has added a range of automation capabilities to streamline deployment and provide visibility and control for successful implementations. “SD-WAN management can be complicated. Many SD-WAN products require days to deploy and can introduce vulnerabilities if not correctly configured,” said Klaus Gheri, VP of Network Security at Barracuda. “Barracuda CloudGen Firewall provides an all-in-one SD-WAN solution that’s integrated with public cloud infrastructure, providing organisations with the security and connectivity they need, with automation that will make their lives easier.” New functionality includes: Direct internet break-out optimisation — CloudGen Firewall now automatically selects the best available direct internet uplink for typical internet-hosted applications such as Dropbox and In the background, it monitors the available direct internet break-out and dynamically prioritises the best uplink based on current internet conditions. WAN Path Controller dashboard — Further extending the capabilities of Firewall Insights, this new dashboard dynamically displays the global SD-WAN data on network and remote location health status. This enables customers to achieve more efficient use of WAN resources while improving application performance. Automated integration with Azure vWAN — CloudGen Firewall now integrates to Azure vWAN with Central Management, Zero Touch Deployment, and support for Office 365 vWAN policies for optimised cloud application performance. Full lifecycle automation API — CloudGen Firewall now includes capabilities to provide network segmentation, security, and access control for automated deployment as part of agile cloud development processes. This helps customers to realise the full potential of their cloud migration initiatives. Auto VPN —CloudGen Firewall Release 8 brings VPN automation across multiple cloud providers, on-site, and virtual. Multi-gigabit performance — This CloudGen Firewall release can more than double network performance in the cloud over previous releases. This allows hosting and protecting even the most demanding workloads that require large amounts of bandwidth. Up to 50 percent improvement of VPN performance — Optimisation and modernisation of the underlying VPN engine now make use of the processing power provided by multi-core appliance and virtual hardware. This can result in up to 50 percent improvements of encrypted VPN throughput, even for deployed Barracuda CloudGen Firewall units. Resources: Get more information about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall: See why Barracuda achieved a recommended rating in the 2019 NSS Labs SD-WAN Group Test: Read the blog post: [1] Gartner, Market Trends: How to Win as WAN Edge and Security Converge Into the Secure Access Service Edge, Joe Skorupa, Neil MacDonald, Published: 29 July 2019 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 Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Enhance your sense of wellbeing with this solar-powered Buddha - he looks great by day and spectacular by night! 2019-09-10T06:30:10Z enhance-your-sense-of-wellbeing-with-this-solar-powered-buddha-he-looks-great-by-day-and-spectacular-by-night Dear xx We could all use a little peace and serenity in our busy lives. So let our Solar Buddha Statue be your inspiration. Ideal as either a decor piece indoors or for creating a sense of tranquility in the garden. If you place him outdoors during the day, the solar panel will charge the rechargeable Ni-MH battery so that, by night, the 5 LEDs around the Buddha illuminate automatically. The perfect reminder to stop, take a deep breath and enjoy your surroundings. Once installed, all that is left to do is sit back and enjoy the ambience. High-res images available to download here Automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. Up to 8 hours of light each night when fully charged. Rechargeable, replaceable Ni-MH batteries 2x AA 1.2v 600mAh No wiring, simply install and enjoy. No operating costs. For more information visit: STARTCON 2019 THE FUTURE OF WORK COMES TO SYDNEY! 2019-09-10T03:46:16Z startcon-2019-the-future-of-work-comes-to-sydney STARTCON 2019 THE FUTURE OF WORK COMES TO SYDNEY! #AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST START UP CONFERENCE & EXPO # UBER, Ebay, AirBnB INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS COMING DOWN UNDER # THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR STARTUP EXPO & CONFERENCE # DOZENS OF INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL SPEAKERS   StartCon THE FUTURE OF WORK ,Australia’s largest startup and growth conference, will return to Sydney for its 10th year to inspire and unite the entire ecosystem of  thousands of potential new rich listers, entrepreneurs, investors, media and corporate innovation teams in Australia. Dozens of international and local keynote speakers will feature at the two day annual event at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse on Friday and Saturday November  22 & 23 2019. The first international speakers to be announced are UBER’s Product Operations Manager Joe Fahed from the US and Dan Lok, the Chineses-Canadian business magnate, global educator, founder of and best-selling author of FU Money and his new book Unlock It. Local speakers signed up include Canaria founder Alex Moss whose unobtrusive continuous biometric monitoring systems are being used by NASA and are a hit across Australia and worldwide and Daniel Wearne, Head of Design at Up Banking the digital bank that’s giving you super powered banking, sorry, super powered living! Lana Vickridge-Smith, Startcon CEO says “ We are really excited to explore the theme The Future Of Work for StartCon. We live in an increasingly digital, automated, and data-driven world which is displacing and disrupting almost every industry around the globe. Work does more than just provide a means to live; it provides a source of identity, security, community, and meaning. I truly believe this is the most important challenge of our lifetimes. We can let technology determine the future for us — or we can reimagine it ourselves. With over 75 speakers, 4,000 attendees, 160 exhibitors and 750 startups in attendance this year’s Startcon will comprehensively answer that question for a lot of people.” “StartCon 2019 will also feature expert workshops, a tech expo, hackathon, masterclasses, a FinTech stage, a Disruption stage, VIP lounge and an artificial intelligence (AI) stage. Guests can also attend networking events, experience live gaming and visit a startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses in the local market and across Asia” concludes Lana. StartCon 2019 early bird tickets are on sale now from $295 for the full two days. Tickets can be bought here. ABOUT STARTCON StartCon  is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community. Established in 2009, thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. StartCon features international keynotes, expert workshops, tech Expo & Startup Alley, Pitch Competition, Australasian Startup Awards, FinTech Stage, Hackathon, Networking & Parties, and many more. Freelancer Limited, which owns StartCon is listed on the ASX (ASX:FLN) also owns, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users (35 MILLION)and jobs posted. This year’s conference will be held on November  22 & 23 2019 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and a 160-booth expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Australia. ABOUT UBER’S JOE FAHED. Based in San Francisco, Joe Fahed leads global rollout of products and features at Uber, focusing on the driver partner app and the on-trip experience. He works closely with Regional Operations Leads to surface insights and issues to the product team in HQ, and prepare global markets for new launches. Joe advises product and engineering teams in HQ on the feasibility of their products in various markets throughout the development lifecycle, taking into account local nuances and regulatory environments. ABOUT DAN LOK. Dan Lok is a Chinese-Canadian business magnate and global educator best known for being the founder and chairman of world’s #1 virtual-closers network,, and Beyond his businesses, Mr. Lok has led several global movements to redefine modern education where Mr. Lok has taught men and women from 150+ countries to develop high income skills, unlock true financial confidence and master their financial destinies. ABOUT UP BANK’S DANIEL WEARNE. Up is a next-gen digital bank that soared past 100,000 users in it's opening 7 months. Over the last 10 years, Daniel has worked at tech startups at all stages and is relishing the opportunity to apply progressive design thinking to the digital banking sector. ABOUT ALEX MOSS CEO & Head Designer of Canaria Technologies, Alex Moss is a passionate role-model for women in technology; regularly mentoring and running events to promote female leadership in STEAM fields. In 2017 the BBC noted Alex as ‘the model changing the future of space medicine’. She has been recognised by The Australian as one of the leading 3 inventors working in Brisbane, and by Vogue Australia as one of the world's top young innovators in technology. Alex has also won numerous awards for her ground-breaking work in predictive biometric medical devices including: Global Winner Best Use of Hardware 2016 NASA International Space Apps, Sir Richard Branson’s Worldwide Top 10 Tech Start-ups Extreme Tech Challenge 2017, Global Aerospace Summit 2018 Young Space Leader and Komatsu Top 4 Tech Innovators to Watch Out For in 2018. Blue Prism Takes Intelligent Automation to the Next Level 2019-09-09T23:35:40Z blue-prism-takes-intelligent-automation-to-the-next-level Sydney, AUSTRALIA – September 10, 2019 —Designed to put the power of intelligent automation into the hands of more users, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced the availability of its latest connected-RPA offering (Enterprise V6.6). This latest release of Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce enables C-suite executives to automate more strategically and at scale, helping organizations respond, collaborate, share innovations and deploy new services. The latest security, availability and usability features are easily accessible and downloadable (either on-premises or in the cloud), allowing organizations to achieve stronger business outcomes. Blue Prism is delivering an end-to-end automation platform, which includes access to digital workers from the cloud as well as its Digital Exchange (DX) marketplace. Blue Prism’s DX works like an “app store” for intelligent automation, comprising of hundreds of applications accessible to customers, resellers and technology partners, available for quick download. Companies like ABBYY, Appian, Google and others have collaborated with Blue Prism to collectively post hundreds of assets, allowing partners to bring their capabilities to numerous industries via the DX. The DX currently offers more than 150 Google APIs, so users can add intelligent automation capabilities to their digital workers on the fly. “For RPA to reach its full potential, simplifying how this technology is delivered, consumed and integrated with existing enterprise systems and standards must be front and center,” says Maureen Fleming, Program Vice President, Intelligent Process Automation at IDC. “This extends to supporting secure RPA cloud services and making it simple for end users to experiment, deploy and scale their automation projects.” Easy Accessibility and Deployment Choices To kick-start and help drive widespread RPA adoption, Blue Prism now offers free on-premises and cloud trials of its connected-RPA offering that includes government-level security support. For on-premises trials, a database setup wizard and simplified licensing, along with a “getting started tour” as part of v6.6, makes the first-time user experience faster, simpler and easier than ever. The Cloud Trial on Azure has already been very successful for Blue Prism users and will also soon be available on other cloud environments, including AWS, Google, IBM and Oracle. With this new DX offering, users will not only have one-click access to Blue Prism’s Microsoft trial, but Google Cloud users will also have notably increased access to additional and easy to leverage functionalities. Trials of v6.6 available to users include: On-Premises Trial: For users new to Blue Prism who want to quickly evaluate the intelligent automation platform within their own IT environment. Cloud Trial on Azure: For new and existing Blue Prism users, this trial is a quick-start deployment that delivers the full benefits of a Digital Workforce on Microsoft Azure. It offers users a single, fully functional Blue Prism instance on a virtual machine free of charge for the trial period; users need only pay for Azure cloud consumption. FIPS Compliance & Higher Security v6.6 is addressing the requirements of governments by making it easier for organizations to be FIPS compliant. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with state and government agencies. FIPS compliance, along with the availability of Blue Prism as a FedRAMP compliant cloud service on Azure, makes it the ideal solution for government agencies. More Productivity Blue Prism’s Data Gateways now offer more functionality, enabling users to better manage how much data they generate with Blue Prism and how to best maintain the data. Enhancements cover three key areas: Data Gateways re-attempt: Information is retained and stored even when Data Gateways is unable to send data to an end point. Work queue analysis snapshots: Users can send work queue snapshots to external endpoints—alongside session logs, published dashboards and custom object data. This increases the data that can be used in external reporting tools and data storage systems. Database maintenance and archiving improvements: Parts of the session log archiving mechanism that transfers data between the server and client have been changed to split large data packets. This reduces the amount of information stored within the Blue Prism database, so users can maintain databases more effectively. “We’re delivering simplified access, either on-premises or in the cloud, to our connected-RPA offering making it more ubiquitous and easier to consume,” says Dave Moss, CTO and Co-Founder of Blue Prism. “We are adding this flexibility without compromising on key enterprise features such as security and scalability, which are the hallmarks of Blue Prism. We’ve eliminated the guess work and taken out any objections or barriers, so innovators and business leaders can begin their RPA journey.” For more information please click here. About Blue Prism In this digital era, where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and the public sector. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,500 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce deployed in the cloud or on-premises as well as through the company’s Thoughtonomy SaaS offering, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. NEXTDC excels in Customer Experience with Genetec Security Center 2019-09-09T22:00:00Z nextdc-excels-in-customer-experience-with-genetec-security-center Sydney - Australia, 9 September, 2019 - Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that long-time customer, NEXTDC, Australia’s most trusted data centre provider, has broadened its use of physical security systems beyond pure security, to improve business operations and drive an enhanced customer experience. Since 2011, Genetec has played an important role in supporting NEXTDC’s vision to deliver on its brand promise guarantee – to power, secure and connect the critical infrastructure that drives local and international organisations. Following a period of rapid growth, NEXTDC partnered with Genetec to build a comprehensive physical security strategy using Genetec solutions to design a unique and seamless customer experience that would not compromise on the security posture of its facilities. “The way we have deployed the Genetec unified security platform nation-wide has evolved into a key differentiator for our business,” said David Dzienciol, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology at NEXTDC. NEXTDC uses the Genetec™ Security Center to manage access control (using Security Center Synergis™), video surveillance (using Security Center Omnicast™), as well as all connected video devices and access points in all its data centres that also include video access control intercoms. With its second generation of data centres, NEXTDC opted to leverage the Security Center Federation™ feature which allows for centralised monitoring, reporting and alarm management across all ten of NEXTDC’s data centre sites. It is powered by a highly scalable architecture that synchronises cameras, doors and other managed hardware, access points and solutions. Built on role-based protocols determined by NEXTDC, Genetec Security Center offers its security and customer service employees appropriate access to the video surveillance system, video analytics and reporting, access control, two factor authentication systems, and intercoms. George Dionisopoulos, Head of Security and Customer Service, NEXTDC said, “The Federation feature links our entire national footprint, and means our team has the visibility and control we need to monitor our facilities effectively right across the country, protect against and prevent security breaches and ensure a secure environment. We can operate a streamlined team, yet provide assistance as required at any of our data centres, servicing our customers exceptionally, every time.” The enhanced customer experience starts right from the first swipe of an ID access card, when Security Center alerts the security and customer service teams who is swiping in at which door. Customers are recognised and greeted by security personnel. If they need assistance as they make their way through the data centre, no matter where in the country the data centre is, a customer service team member can remotely open a door or speak to them via a nearby intercom to provide the necessary support. “Rigorous access protocols and robust security are ensured,” said Dzienciol. “And so is the customer’s right to have optimal and frictionless access to the data hall and racks containing his or her organisation’s critical information.” NEXTDC has developed an intelligent service management platform, designed to better deal with multi-faceted requests like when a customer needs access to a data hall, requires parking and has to pick up an item delivered to the data centre. Combining its service management platform with the Genetec unified security platform delivers one single pane of glass for physical security and other managed systems to inform the efficient handling of customer request tickets. David said that this has driven true savings in terms of fewer touch points on each request ticket. The time to approve customer tickets has dropped from several days to just a few minutes. According to David, “Our customers’ needs continue to evolve, so it’s important we move with them. When it comes to access control in line with security standards, our customers are looking for auto approval and self-service. With the level of intelligence built into our security posture through the help of Genetec solutions, we have been able to reduce the number of front of house and security staff that customers need to engage with each time they visit. This enables us to help our customers get to where they need to be, quickly and efficiently. With the support of Genetec, we can offer a frictionless experience that does not compromise on security.” “NEXTDC is very forward-thinking, taking a broader view of physical security to derive additional return on its original security infrastructure investment,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Genetec. “As an organisation it understands the potential for leveraging its physical security systems and the Genetec Security Center platform, not only to deliver on the promise of security to its customers, but to better its business operations and the overall customer experience.” ### About Genetec Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries. For more information about Genetec, visit: © Genetec Inc., 2019. Genetec and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product. About NEXTDC NEXTDC is an ASX200-listed technology company and Asia’s most innovative Data Centre-as-a-Service provider. We are building the infrastructure platform for the digital economy, delivering the critical power, security and connectivity for global cloud computing providers, enterprise and government. NEXTDC is recognised globally for the design, construction and operation of Australia’s only network of Uptime Institute certified Tier IV facilities, and the only data centre operator in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. NEXTDC has a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence through renewable energy sources and delivering world-class operational efficiency. Our data centres have been engineered to deliver exceptional levels of efficiency and the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Operation through NABERS 5-star energy efficiency. NEXTDC as a company has been a certified carbon neutral organisation under the Australian Government’s Carbon Neutral Initiative in line with National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations. Our Cloud Centre partner ecosystem is Australia’s most dynamic digital marketplace, comprising >560 carriers, cloud providers and IT service providers, enabling local and international customers to source and connect with cloud platforms, service providers and vendors to build complex hybrid cloud networks and scale their critical IT infrastructure services. NEXTDC is where the cloud lives®. Press Contacts: Australia – New Zealand Richelle Gillett Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications +61 419 891 710 or +61 2 8905 0995 Sue Ralston Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications +61 466 964 786 or +61 2 8905 0995