The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-23T23:59:13Z SAS moves organizations’ open source models beyond the lab to enable smarter, faster decisions 2019-10-23T23:59:13Z sas-moves-organizations-open-source-models-beyond-the-lab-to-enable-smarter-faster-decisions ANALYTICS EXPERIENCE, Milan (Oct 22, 2019) The accelerated adoption of AI and machine learning, paired with the accessibility of open source software has data scientists churning out more analytical models than ever. However, there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in business value since few models make it out of the lab and into production. SAS, the leader in analytics, wants to change this. With the release of SAS® Open Model Manager, SAS is helping organizations operationalize open source models and put their data to work for smarter, faster business decisions. Many organizations struggle to complete the last mile of analytics, in part because of cumbersome manual processes and inconsistent collaboration between IT and business users. The burden of moving models from development to deployment is significantly eased by improving model development, production and automation. An IDC survey noted that less than half of organizations can claim that their analytical models are sufficiently put to work, and only 14% say that the output of data scientists is fully operationalized.* SAS Open Model Manager helps organizations streamline the process for analytical models to go quickly from the lab into production, and closely monitors and revalidates the performance of these models. “Organizations have a good handle on building and training analytical models, including open source ones, but there is often a gap when it comes to operationalizing those models and pushing them into production, and a lot of the work done by data scientists is lost,” said Chandana Gopal, Research Director, Business Analytics at IDC. “There is a need in the market for a new generation of model management solutions that allow data scientists to develop models in any language of their choice, and to properly catalog and deploy their analytical models. With this capability organizations can harness the value of their analytical assets and improve transparency through continuous monitoring.” Realizing business value with model management Philippines-based Globe Telecom faced model deployment challenges. While the mobile and broadband provider was implementing models in both SAS and open source, its process was manual, slow and lacked governance. With SAS, Globe has dramatically reduced deployment time while seamlessly working in both SAS and open source software. “Globe uses analytical models to make the right offers to our 65 million customers, to build and strengthen our relationships with them, and to drive better and faster business decisions,” said Dan Natindim, VP and Enterprise Data Officer at Globe Telecom. “With SAS, Globe analyzes all the data available, including customer, billing and network data, and through SAS and open source analytical models, we work to meet each customer’s individual needs.” Registering, deploying and monitoring open source models Bringing together data scientists and IT/DevOps, SAS Open Model Manager helps organizations register, deploy and monitor open source models in one central environment. Available in November, the solution offers seamless integration with Python and R. Users can compare and assess different models, manage champion and challenger models, and access built-in performance reports to quickly evaluate whether to retrain, retire or develop new models. Simplified publishing and scoring steps provide flexibility to deploy models with just a few clicks, both in batch and real time, with different operational environments. SAS Open Model Manager also improves governance by helping users better understand the function and performance of deployed models over time. Without the ability to continuously monitor a model’s degradation, business value and opportunity is rapidly lost. SAS Open Model Manager will be delivered through container-enabled infrastructures, including Docker and Kubernetes, providing a portable, lightweight image that can be deployed in private or public clouds. Designed specifically to meet the needs of the open source community, no additional SAS technology is needed. ModelOps is another key ingredient in the last mile of analytics, where organizations move models from the data science lab into IT production as quickly as possible while ensuring quality results. The practice of ModelOps enables organizations to manage and scale models to meet demand and continuously monitor them to spot and fix early signs of degradation. Organizations that fail to embrace ModelOps face increasing challenges in scaling analytics and fall short of the competition. Today's announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Milan, Italy, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues. * IDC’s Advanced and Predictive Analytics survey and interviews, n = 400, 2017 – 2019 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®. SAS is No. 1 in advanced and predictive analytics market share, says analyst report 2019-10-23T23:49:57Z sas-is-no-1-in-advanced-and-predictive-analytics-market-share-says-analyst-report-2 ANALYTICS EXPERIENCE, Milan (Oct 22, 2019) SAS again ranks number one for market share, according to the IDC report, Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software 2018 Market Shares: Demand Across All Use-Case Patterns.[1] SAS led with a 27.7% market share in the advanced and predictive analytics category in 2018, more than twice that of the next competitor. SAS has led in the predictive and advanced analytics category since IDC started tracking the market in 1997 and has shown continued revenue growth in the category each year. “As the volume and complexity of data grows, and as organizations seek to make better, faster business decisions, the need for advanced and predictive analytics like those from SAS is expanding,” said Chandana Gopal, Research Manager for Business Analytics at IDC. “SAS is the leader in advanced and predictive analytics market share and has experienced continued growth year over year. “SAS continues to innovate in AI and the technologies that underpin it like machine learning, natural language generation and computer vision. The analytics leader remains laser-focused on meeting the market’s evolving need for powerful analytics to transform data into value.” SAS reinvests into R&D more than twice the average for major technology firms. In 2018, SAS devoted 26% of its overall revenue into developing artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, data management and analytics software. To continue fostering innovation and progress in analytics, SAS has committed to invest $1 billion in AI over the next three years. “Our continuous innovation, clearly exhibited in the SAS Platform and in SAS AI technologies, propels front-line managers, executives and data scientists to change the trajectory of their organizations with advanced analytics,” said Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS. “Whether it’s providing teams of data scientists with advanced machine learning capabilities or delivering analytics that give decision makers real-time answers, SAS is committed to helping put data and analytics to work, making them accessible to all types of users and driving value to an organization’s bottom line.” Additionally, SAS ranks second in AI software market share according to the IDC report, Worldwide Analytic Artificial Intelligence Software Platform Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth – Moving Toward Production (Doc #US45262419, June 2019). The report notes that while the overall AI market saw steady growth last year, SAS experienced growth at a rate more than three times faster than the overall market at 104.6%. The SAS® Platform provides a strong analytics foundation and a single place to manage and support every phase of an organization’s analytics journey, from initial gathering and preparing of data, through development, management and enterprise deployment of powerful analytical models. An integrated part of the SAS Platform, SAS® Viya® is a cloud-enabled, in-memory analytics engine that provides quick, accurate and reliable analytical insights. Read about how SAS customers succeed with advanced analytics. Today's announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Milan, Italy, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues. [1] IDC #US44803819, Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software 2018 Market Shares: Demand Across All Use-Case Patterns, Dan Vesset et al., September 2019. 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®. SAS adds automated machine learning to make AI-powered decisions even easier 2019-10-23T23:31:51Z sas-adds-automated-machine-learning-to-make-ai-powered-decisions-even-easier ANALYTICS EXPERIENCE, Milan (Oct 22, 2019) SAS, the leader in analytics, is enhancing its easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to help organizations improve efficiency and quickly realize value with automation. The updated SAS® Platform delivers new functionality including automated data management, automated machine learning and cutting-edge interpretability features, underscoring SAS’ commitment to making AI more transparent and accessible for all. Available in the fourth quarter of 2019, the newest release of SAS® Viya® on the SAS Platform offers the latest AI and advanced analytics techniques, accessible to both data scientists and business users. The enhancements provide an intelligent process to automate many of the manual and complex steps required for data transformations and to build machine learning models. SAS automates the analytics life cycle – from data wrangling to feature engineering and algorithm selection – in a single click. To add a layer of transparency, the software will dynamically produce a visual pipeline to eliminate the black box that can accompany automation. And through natural language generation, results are presented in easily understood business terms. Once a model is finalized, it can be deployed with a single click. To further democratize AI solutions, the automated modeling process uses a REST API. This helps developers customize business applications while using SAS Analytics. Additionally, users can easily embed open source code and augment their analysis with SAS, providing a truly open experience. Machine learning is also used to recommend data transformations to reduce data preparation time. UK Insurance provider Admiral fights fraud with AI Fraudulent claims and applications are a major problem for the UK insurance industry, with both insurers and genuine customers paying the price through increased premiums. According to Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud-prevention service, false insurance claims rose by 27% in 2018 from the previous year, with auto/motor seeing a 45% increase. Admiral, a UK-based insurance company, has developed fraud portals that eliminate the need for manual referrals, saving significant time and resources while detecting more fraud than ever before. Fraud investigators and analysts now work from a single centralized hub, sharing data across the organization and applying sophisticated analytics to detect and prevent fraud. This approach has delivered more than £31 million of benefit in the last 12 months alone, including £6 million in savings for claims fraud. “We used an insurance fraud analytical engine from SAS to apply multiple techniques – including automated business rules, machine learning, artificial intelligence, text mining, database searches, anomaly detection and network-link analysis – to automatically score claims, associated entities and any corresponding social networks,” explained Sarah Lang, Head of Business Analytics at Admiral. “This process has allowed us to build a strong relationship between analytics and claims fraud. A continuous feedback loop ensures we continue to update the process, identifying fraud in more cases in a faster way, whilst improving our customers’ experience.” Industry disruption powered by AI Italian startup Yolo is disrupting the insurance industry with help from SAS AI solutions. The company’s digital insurance platform provides on-demand access to policies for travel, products, health and pets. Fueled by SAS machine learning, Yolo’s Platform can customize a temporary insurance policy offer to a customer without lag time. “As a digitally native company, our customer’s experience is paramount,” said Gianluca De Cobelli, co-founder and CEO of Yolo Group. “With SAS, our Platform is able to process a customer’s request to insure their vacation or their smartphone using all available data in real time, allowing our financial institution and corporate partners to provide their clients with a customized and dynamic mobile experience." A continued partnership with IBM For the first time, the November release of SAS Viya will run on the IBM POWER9 chip architecture. This will support all SAS Viya functionalities including GPU acceleration for machine learning, deep learning, and AI training and inferencing. In addition, this expands the flexibility to run SAS workloads in any cloud platform. “SAS and IBM have collaborated for more than 40 years. We’ve solved some of the most complex algorithmic challenges together. IBM Power Systems offer value to mutual customers whose business challenges demand not only SAS analytics, but also high data throughput,” said Ken Gahagan, Senior Director of Compute Services for Research & Development at SAS. The future in AI: Growth and opportunity “SAS continues to innovate in AI, building on the $1 billion investment in AI we announced earlier this year,” said Saurabh Gupta, Director of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at SAS. “SAS delivers AI that helps users manage, understand and analyze the data they have and make better, faster decisions with it. The latest enhancements to our AI offerings focus on automating the many manual and complex steps required to build machine learning models.” The investment will focus on current and future R&D and expert services to build on successful AI efforts like that of Admiral and Yolo over three years. It will also include SAS education initiatives that address customer and partner needs to better understand and benefit from AI. In 2018, SAS experienced 105% growth in AI revenue – a rate three times faster than the overall market – according to a recent IDC report on AI software platform market share. Today's announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Milan, Italy, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues. 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®. fix2U Partners with Mintt to Launch Australia’s First In-home Mobile Phone Delivery and Set Up Service 2019-10-23T23:20:26Z fix2u-partners-with-mintt-to-launch-australia-s-first-in-home-mobile-phone-delivery-and-set-up-service SYDNEY, NSW, October 24, 2019 -- Australia’s only nationwide on-demand smartphone and tablet repair business - fix2U, today announced the launch of Australia’s first “white glove” smartphone delivery and in-home set up service. Partnering with Mintt smartphones and known as “SetMeUp”, the new service means that Mintt Customers can order their new smartphone online and receive it hand-delivered along with a personalised set up experience from a fix2U technology expert. “fix2U was founded on the simple premise that people sometimes need help with their technology – buying it, understanding it and repairing it.  We also know that everyone is busy, so the convenience of a come to you service really appeals to customers” said Sam Walker, CEO of fix2U. “fix2U currently offers a come to you repair service across Australia. The SetMeUp service extends that convenience by providing hand delivery of a Mintt smartphone along with a 30 minute on-the-spot set up session helping customers really get the most out of their new technology purchase. Beyond just smartphones and tablets, the vision for fix2U is to be able offer similar services for a broad range of consumer technology products. Our partnership with Mintt represents an important step on that journey.” At the heart of the SetMeUp service are highly-trained fix2U technology experts called Heroes who have a passion for people and technology. fix2U Heroes hand-deliver a customer’s new Mintt smartphone and get it set up and running as quickly as possible - whether it’s transferring over contacts, photos and apps, or learning about new handset features. Subject to customer availability, the SetMeUp service aims to have the new device in the customer’s hands and set up within two days from online purchase.  fix2U operates in 12 locations across Australia and the pilot programme with Mintt has launched initially in Sydney and Melbourne with plans to expand this super-flexible delivery and expert set up service Australia-wide early next year. “Retail stores offer choice, while e-commerce offers convenience. The hallmark of the SetMeUp service is an unmatched personal customer service experience,” according to Walker. Customers wishing to receive their Mintt smartphone with the SetMeUp service in Sydney and Melbourne can begin ordering from mintt.co today.  About fix2U Founded in 2015, fix2U is Australia’s first and only nationwide on-demand smartphone and tablet repair business. With fix2U, a certified and vetted “Hero” travels to the customer’s location and repairs their broken device on the spot in less than 30 minutes. fix2U’s fast and friendly service operates in 12 locations across Australia and has helped over 15,000 customers eliminate the hassle and high costs associated with traditional device repair options. What’s more, all fix2U repairs are backed by a market-leading five-year warranty. Fast, friendly, fixed! fix2U is headquartered in Sydney, NSW. For more information please visit www.fix2u.com. AIIA welcomes qualifications review to boost Australian tech sector growth 2019-10-23T23:01:35Z aiia-welcomes-qualifications-review-to-boost-australian-tech-sector-growth Sydney, Australia – 24 October 2019 – The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, welcomes the publication of an expert review recommending a shake-up of Australia’s qualifications systems. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) review is a positive step toward accelerating growth of Australia’s technology sector which contributes $122 billion, 6.6% of GDP, each year to the national economy, according to AlphaBeta. The AQF was announced today by Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, and Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator, Michaelia Cash. Chaired by Professor Peter Noonan, the AQF report calls for a revised national qualifications architecture across higher education, VET, and senior secondary schools. Among the recommendations is the recognition of shorter form credentials, or microcredentials, used for up-skilling and re-skilling within the education system and the workplace. The AIIA believes microcredentials, among other recommendations in the report, are valuable for the development of in-demand technology and digital skills. The organisation in February called for a cohesive national approach that is needed to raise the standard of digital skills education and training at tertiary education institutions. “We support the Government’s initiative and this type of innovative thinking to address the digital skills gap,” said AIIA CEO Ron Gauci. “Promoting great fluidity and equal value between VET, higher education and schools through microcredentials will encourage students to combine digital skills with business courses and hands-on experience. “The Government is clearly listening to the industry and responding to its needs by considering reforms that will create new opportunities for Australian students.” ENDS About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au The buck stops with ASIC and LEI 2019-10-23T22:19:06Z the-buck-stops-with-asic-and-lei Business is being halted for the finance industry with some brokers blocking fund owners and derivatives traders who don't have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), the 20-digit code recently enforced by ASIC. LEI Reporting Entity rules have come into effect as of 1 October 2019. Since then, brokers have been requesting confirmation of LEIs, or alternate entity identification, to settle open positions or initiate new trades. A leading online trading provider has advised clients, “If you don't provide us with a valid LEI you will not be able to enter into OTC Derivative Transactions and we may be required to suspend your account and may close any open positions.” One of the country’s largest issuers of LEIs is GS1 Australia, which has reported a significant influx of requests over the past week. Marcel Sieira, head of customer engagement at GS1 Australia, said, “we have observed a major increase in LEI applications in September and October”. Only organisations that have successfully passed the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) accreditation process are entitled to issue LEIs. International not-for-profit association, GS1 AISBL is an accredited issuer and operates locally through GS1 Australia. Over 1.2 million LEIs have been issued internationally and 17,000 identifiers have been issued to date in Australia. LEIs are required for the purpose of identifying counterparties that are legal entities (including those in trusts) in ASIC transaction reports. “The purpose of LEIs is to deliver transparency and security in entity identification among financial parties, which also enables traceability of the transactions,” Mr Sieira said. Entities trading in the following products in Australia may need LEIs: . Foreign exchange (FX) . Commodities . CFDs (Contract for Differences) . Futures, options, swaps and forwards . Interest rate securities . Equities and credit derivatives Legal entities that require LEIs include: . Companies . Managed funds, self-managed super funds and APRA regulated super funds . Family trusts and corporate trusts Sophie Gerber, CEO and co-founder of Traction Fintech, a derivative transaction reporting service for Australian and overseas traders, said, “For those operating their trading accounts in the name of an Australian company or a trust, they should contact their broker immediately to ensure there have been no restrictions placed on their account and their trades.” “Foreign companies and trusts have their LEI deadline in March 2020 so there will be further work and alerts to clients by brokers and OTC derivative issuers to meet that requirement. Further relief recently provided by ASIC in relation to LEIs is quite specific and targeted, so we encourage people to continue operating under the European maxim of “no LEI, no trade," Ms Gerber said. More information can be found at www.gs1au.org/lei. End About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the Australian member of GS1, a not-for-profit global organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards in the world and a leader in facilitating efficient international business. GS1 Australia currently serves 22 industry sectors and supports more than 20,000 members nationally to improve supply chain efficiency and cost effectiveness by adopting best practice GS1 global standards. For more information visit www.gs1au.org or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter. If you would like to interview Marcel Sieira, please contact Tracey Kelly-Jenkins. GS1 Australia Media Contact Tracey Kelly-Jenkins Marketing Program Manager T: (03) 8581 5982 or 1300 227 263 E: Tracey.Kelly-Jenkins@gs1au.org Secured Signing Announces New Integration with Bullhorn to Provide Digital Signature Capabilities for Recruiters 2019-10-23T20:46:48Z secured-signing-announces-new-integration-with-bullhorn-to-provide-digital-signature-capabilities-for-recruiters Sydney, 24 October 2019 - Secured Signing recently announced a new integration to allow Digital Signature capabilities from within  Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management system. Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing and recruitment industry. With this integration, recruiters can now easily send documents to candidates or clients for signing digitally. Signing takes only a few seconds with the signed document or documents stored in the candidate or client record automatically. The newly launched integration allows Bullhorn users to include digital signing function in the candidate, client contact, placement, job and opportunity sections within Bullhorn, with features including: Sending documents to client contacts and candidates with just a few clicks Building document templates with two-ways fields mapping Pre-filling documents from Bullhorn records. Pulling information from forms and documents back into Bullhorn records with two-way data flow Automatically saving signed documents in the appropriate records in Bullhorn This latest integration empowers agencies to become paperless, improve their compliance processes, and deliver a professional signing experience for their customers.   Julian Greaves, Find Recruitment Director, said: “Secured Signing has completely changed the way we handle paperwork with clients and candidates. All our forms are mobile-ready and have two-ways data flow. The consultant simply selects the right forms and sends them out with a few clicks. Our candidates or clients fill in and sign documents without the need to print anything resulting in a much faster return. Once signed, all forms are automatically saved in the right Bullhorn records - no more double data handling - which means our consultant can focus on our core business and not paperwork. Our candidates love the integration as it looks professional and is easy to use. Since we’ve started using the Secured Signing integration, we’re saving about 2-3 hours per consultant per week. I’ll recommend the Secured Signing integration for Bullhorn to any recruitment agency who are looking to streamline paperwork processes and improve their digital presence.”   Gal Thompson, Secured Signing’s Regional Manager, said:“ We’re excited to launch our integration with Bullhorn. For close to a decade, Secured Signing has had the opportunity to work with specialist providers and some of the largest recruitment agencies across the world. Over this time, our product has evolved in response to customer feedback. The result is a comprehensive digital solution that fits easily into recruiters’ existing processes. We’re excited to bring these capabilities to Bullhorn clients who can now use them without ever leaving the Bullhorn platform.” To learn more about the integration, please visit the Bullhorn Marketplace: https://www.bullhorn.com/marketplace/secured-signing/   About Secured Signing Secured Signing provides a one-stop digital signature service that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities. Using advanced personalised X509 PKI Digital Signature technology it is more secure than a plain electronic signature. Secured Signing enables its users to use any device to capture their graphical signature, fill-in, sign, seal and verify documents anywhere, anytime. The solution streamlines business processes, cuts back on expenses, expedites delivery cycles, improves staff efficiency and enhances customer service in a green environment. To learn more about Secured Signing, visit: https://www.securedsigning.com/solutions/for-recruitment Network Critical Joins Endace Fusion Partner Program 2019-10-23T08:47:40Z network-critical-joins-endace-fusion-partner-program Auckland, NZ and London, UK – October 22 2019 – Endace, a world leader in high-speed network recording, playback and analytics hosting, and Network Critical, which produces industry-leading network TAPs and packet brokers, announced today that Network Critical has joined the Endace Fusion Partner Program. The partnership brings together the EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform and Network Critical's SmartNA PortPlus™ Packet Brokers, to combine maximum deployment flexibility and streamlined, scale-out expansion capabilities with simple management. The SmartNA PortPlus can scale from 54 to 194 ports and handle 1/10/25/40/100G traffic speeds, making it easy to match link speeds to sensor capability. Network Critical’s innovative Drag-n-Vu™ Graphical User Interface controls all deployment and management operations with simple drag and click functionality. Users can even develop and implement new filters and port maps in minutes, further simplifying and accelerating deployment and configuration processes. By combining Network Critical TAPs and packet brokers with EndaceProbes, customers can direct traffic to EndaceProbes for recording to disk and streaming to security analytics solutions hosted in the EndaceProbe’s Application Dock™ hosting environment. With a complete record of every packet on the network, security operations (SecOps) and network operations (NetOps) teams can quickly drill down to full packet capture for fast, definitive, issue investigation and resolution. Endace’s Director of Business Development, Michael Morris, says, “Network Critical’s solutions are a great complement to our EndaceProbe platform. They give customers powerful, precise control over how traffic is directed on the network, and make changing configurations and managing highly scaled, multi-appliance architecture simple.” “Endace’s ability to accurately record every packet off the wire at full line rate and scale to accommodate very large, fast, networks, and deep storage requirements is market-leading,” said Alastair Hartrup, CEO of Network Critical. “Combined with our solutions, it gives enterprise NetOps and SecOps teams true visibility into what’s happening on their networks.” Zealous System is recognized as a Top .NET Developer by TopDevelopers.co! 2019-10-23T08:31:42Z zealous-system-is-recognized-as-a-top-net-developer-by-topdevelopers-co The month of June was exceptionally great for Zealous Systems as we have been recognized as one of the top .Net development companies in the global business arena by TopDevelopers.co, one of the popular review and research platforms. The San Francisco based research platform has published a Press release recognizing the top .NET Development companies that stay best in the market and has been offering a remarkable service to the businesses. We are glad to know that the list of Top .NET development companies has Zealous Systems in. The spokesperson of the TopDevelopers.co described that our dedicated search and the client-friendly attitude has gained the good will of our clients and hence we are positively reviewed and that has become one of the unshakable aspects to back a place in the list. Zealous System is an IT firm based in India with offices in the United States. We are a leading and pioneer Mobile, web and software development company that can read the pulse of the app users that we always craft the best solutions. The team Zealous System is known for our perseverance, technical prudence in cracking technical complexities that hurdle business growth, hence we are among the top .NET developers. The verity behind our success is our hard work and hard core technical expertise.  Our results and solutions are shaped out of our deep research, trend, exploration of technical viability and practicality thus they always stay futuristic d user friendly. We analyze our clients’ requirements and the business thoroughly before promising the timeline and product delivery. This way we make sure that we always promise right and offer the best to our clients. Our client base is one of the major sources of our success. Here is an excerpt from one of the interviews of our CEO, Mr. Pranjal Mehta “Client satisfaction is our first priority. And, to attain it, we take an extra care of every detail of our client’s project starting from conceptualization to design, development, deployment, and maintenance.”  Read the full interview here. We always strive to attain our client satisfaction no matter what we go through. Since we design, develop and deliver our products in-house, we maintain a good coordination and develop a rapport with our clients that we never miss to impress them. We are a team of 125+ experts who are internet savvy and technocrats. Apart from major service categories, we are also specialized in Augmented Reality, JavaScript Development, React JS, Node JS, Vue JS, Angular JS, Android, iOS, Flutter, React Native, Swift, Ionic, Kotlin, Xamarin, IoT, ChatBot, MVC.Net, Java, WCF – WPF, ASP.Net Core, PHP, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Shopify, X-Cart, and Open Cart development. Our portfolio will reveal our growth, our technical specialty, our working methodology, and project management skill. We thank TopDevelopers.co for recognizing us through their impartial research process and dedicated evaluation on the aspects. Zealous' profile on TopDevelopers.co is a place where we meet our potential clients. We are quite impressed with their exceptional listing service and the hassle free methods they offer for the companies to promote their services on their platform. Who are TopDevelopers? TopDevelopers.co is a directory and review platform for IT service providers. They are offering an unbiased service by listing the genuine and highly professional IT firms that can help the service seekers better through quality technical services.  The research team of TopDevelopers chooses the best firms by filtering a vast list of companies and introduces only the competitive names to the businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs to partner with. The company has a friendly team of researchers and a hassle free communication system. They provide the listing service for various technologies and services, which makes it a one stop destination to find your perfect technology partner. TopDevelopers.Co, a leading B2B research platform has recognized Zealous System achievements and currently features Zealous System as a Top .NET Developer. Executive Leader in Logistics Operations, Carly Cummings, joins FourPL 2019-10-23T03:48:39Z executive-leader-in-logistics-operations-carly-cummings-joins-fourpl Melbourne, Australia. Supply Chain and Procurement Specialists FourPL have appointed Carly Cummings to the FourPL Advisory Team. Carly is an executive leader and brings extensive logistics and systems knowledge to her role in Supply Chain Operations. Carly has 20+ years’ experience in managing large scale change across multiple industries in end-to-end customer supply chains. Her skills range across supply chain design and optimisation, fit for purpose supply chain technology and innovation, and network strategy. Carly’s engagements have included leading the planning and scoping of regional logistics networks and operational technology strategies for global organizations throughout Australia, Asia Pacific and India. Most recently she was with Coca-Cola Amatil in the role of National Network Optimisation Manager.  Prior to this, she was the CIO Asia for Linfox International Group. “FourPL is pleased to have attracted someone of Carly’s experience and calibre. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our customers as we continue our growth plans across the ANZ Region.,” said FourPL Australia CEO, Brett Findlay. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We define and enable ICT strategies in our domain specialities. Our domain specialities are procurement, supply chain execution systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and the logistics service provider industry. Our services range from strategy and advisory through to sourcing and evaluation, implementation, support and quality assurance. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. We actively support diversity in our business, the technology industry and our community. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au . Australian Trading Firm Launches “Fast Track Program” for New FX Traders 2019-10-23T03:46:13Z australian-trading-firm-launches-fast-track-program-for-new-fx-traders SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 23 October, 2019 – The award-winning trading educator Learn to Trade is once again making headlines in Australia for its success in the forex trading field. This time, the company has taken it upon itself to train 50 students from across Australia through what it calls the Forex FastTrack Project 2019. In short, Learn to Trade’s new initiative aims to take 50 students from all walks of life – teachers, carpenters, nurses, and others – and equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully trade the foreign exchange (aka. forex) market.  The plan is then to carefully track how long it takes the students to reach $200,000 in profits – an almost unheard-of accomplishment for anyone outside of the world of professional trading. And best of all is that Learn to Trade is still accepting applicants for this year’s program, although spots are quickly being filled up. The whole initiative is sponsored by Learn to Trade’s founder, the legendary British forex trader Greg Secker, who will personally supervise the students’ progress.  In the course, students can expect to learn everything from currency market basics, to the difference between technical and fundamental analysis, as well as crucial risk management techniques. Lastly, the students will also get exclusive access to some of the best and most profitable trading strategies Learn to Trade has developed over years of research. Mr. Greg Secker originally founded Learn to Trade in London in 2003 after retiring from his job as Vice President at major Wall Street investment bank Mellon Financial. Since then, Mr. Secker has seen the company grow beyond what anyone could imagine. Today, Learn to Trade has offices in London, South Africa, and the Philippines, in addition to its heavy presence in Sydney, Australia.  Since its formation 16 years ago, well over 250,000 students globally have been through either the company’s introductory forex trading course, its one-to-one forex mentoring sessions, or its trader coaching programs. Additionally, Learn to Trade has won a number of awards over the years, including CFI.co’s Most Transformative Forex Education Program award for the third consecutive year, and is now widely considered the world’s leading forex trading education company. To learn more about what Learn to Trade offers, or to sign up for the Forex FastTrack Project 2019, visit Learn to Trade online or contact one of their staff members via email at info@learntotrade.com.au or by phone on (02) 8412 6000. SearchParty partners Australia's biggest youth festival 2019-10-23T03:00:21Z searchparty-partners-australia-s-biggest-youth-festival   SearchParty, the must-have app for music festivals, today announced its partnership with Schoolies.com, Australia’s leading booking agent for Schoolies Week.   With over 30,000 Australian school leavers travelling to 17 destinations including Bali and Fiji with Schoolies.com, the partnership marks a strategic investment for SearchParty.   “The youth audience is our core market, and while we’ve had strong initial success with music festivals this year, our partnership with Schoolies.com will take SearchParty to the next level,” said Jade Mulholland, SearchParty co-founder.   Successfully partnering Gold Coast music festivals Circus Paradise, The Grass is Greener and Bondstock, SearchParty launched at Splendour in the Grass this year and is now in partnership negotiations with one of Australia’s leading festival organisers for the 2020 season.   Sponsoring Schoolies.com exposes SearchParty to thousands of school leavers ahead of the summer festival season.   “Over 30,000 Year 12 students travel with Schoolies.com each year,” said Jade Mulholland, “and the Gold Coast Schoolies Week alone is expected to attract 18,000 Queenslanders and 12,000 interstate visitors.”   “Schoolies represents a high-value opportunity for SearchParty to attract new users ahead of the major events being staged on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane this summer,” said Jade.   “Festival X, Sandtunes, Wildlands, Falls Festival and FOMO are all scheduled within a five-week period. We want all of those attendees to download SearchParty, to make their festival experience even better.”   SearchParty was designed specifically for music festivals and major events, with low-latency features such as interactive maps, group chat and being able to view friends’ locations in real time. Where text messages and social platforms fail due to congested mobile networks, SearchParty requires only minimal mobile service.                    A world-first one-click Alert button allows users to alert every person in their Party that they need help or direct-dial Emergency Services. Their location is then geo-tagged, so friends can get to them quickly.                                                 SearchParty is also releasing new features in time for Schoolies, tailored to the youth market.   “Since launch in March, we’ve attracted over 5,000 downloads, launched our Android version and released several new features including downloadable maps and push notifications to nudge your friends,” said Jade.   “For Schoolies, we wanted to provide even more valuable user features, so we’re releasing a Schoolies precinct map for the Gold Coast event, and adding a new feature to the app that allows users to pin their location.”   “Users can pin their apartment, meet-up point, carpark or other location of their choice so they can navigate back with our interactive maps,” said Jade. “They can share or hide their pins, so a group of friends can all view a meet-up point, while a user can keep their apartment location private.”                                                           “We want to make the festival experience safer across the board - for both music festivals and major events such as Schoolies,” said Jade. “Whether attendees are drug or alcohol affected, or are feeling vulnerable or being harassed, SearchParty provides a simple way to stay connected to friends and get immediate help.”     ENDS Ping Identity to Present the Future of Identity Security at IDENTIFY Asia Pacific 2019 Conference 2019-10-23T01:32:09Z ping-identity-to-present-the-future-of-identity-security-at-identify-asia-pacific-2019-conference Sydney — 23 October 2019 — Ping Identity (NYSE:PING), a pioneer in Intelligent Identity, today announced details of its one day IDENTIFY Asia Pacific 2019 conferences being staged in Sydney next Tuesday 29 October and in Melbourne on Thursday 31 October. With a focus on driving innovation across the enterprise, attendees will hear from CISOs and identity and access management (IAM) thought leaders at some of Australia’s leading companies, including: Amy Di Benedetto, Digital Product Manager, Bank of New Zealand Kate Crous, General Manager of Digital Banking, Commonwealth Bank Brad Blyth, Chief Technology Officer, Flybuys Mike Welsh, Digital Leader, Mercer Natalie Reed, Lead Product Owner – Consumer Identity, Telstra Garry Bentlin, Chief Security Officer - Corporate Service, Transgrid In their presentations, experts from Ping Identity, customers and partners will underscore how identity solutions can help drive revenue, achieve digital transformation and simplify cloud, on-premises and hybrid IT deployments. The discussions will explore a variety of themes and trends, such as: Methods to secure APIs, an exponentially growing attack vector. Ways to implement risk-aware, passwordless authentication. Paths to take toward a mature Zero Trust architecture. Approaches to simplify and automate cloud identity deployments. How the Consumer Data Right impacts Australian society Strategies designed to help meet the demands of data protection regulations and more. Key Ping Identity thought leaders providing presentations include: Richard Bird, Chief Customer Information Officer Bernard Harguindeguy, Chief Technology Officer Loren Russon, Vice President, Product Management Mark Perry, Chief Technology Officer APAC Kris Nagel, Chief Operating Officer In addition, Thor Essman, CEO and Founder at Versent, will provide a keynote address during which he will demystify the myths and urban legends around identity and federation. Ashley Diffey, Country Manager Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Ping Identity, said, “The IDENTIFY events will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain insights from industry experts, network with industry peers and identify opportunities to help solve their identity challenges. We’re looking forward to connecting our Australian customers and partners community and exploring the critical impact identity security continues to have across the modern digital enterprise.” Experience the Ping Identity Community Firsthand IDENTIFY events are exclusive for Ping Identity customers, partners and prospects. Register for one of the following locations: Sydney, October 29 at Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Melbourne, October 31 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne Partners Ping is delighted to welcome as sponsors members of its global Ping Identity Partner Network, including CyberArk, Delivery Centric, Google Cloud, Sailpoint and Versent. The sponsorship of these partners demonstrates their innovative work as critical members of the Ping Identity ecosystem to support the organisation’s customers. About Ping Identity Ping Identity is pioneering Intelligent Identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalised, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent IdentityTM platform provides customers, employees, partners and, increasingly, IoT, with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and partnership with companies, including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit www.pingidentity.com. ### Ping Identity Contacts Ping Identity Corporation Follow Us on Twitter: @PingIdentity Join us on LinkedIn: Ping Identity Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: PingIdentityTV Like Us on Facebook: PingIdentityPage 6clicks unveils new Executive Advisory Board, welcomes new members 2019-10-23T00:37:57Z 6clicks-unveils-new-executive-advisory-board-welcomes-new-members 6clicks, a leader in management systems and risk assessment software-as-a-service, today announced the launch of its new Executive Advisory Board (EAB), a strategic committee of industry professionals serving as trusted advisers to 6clicks on strategy, product innovation and growth.  “The Executive Advisory Board plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for our company, our products, and our ability to make our customers successful,” said 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens.   “We’re thrilled to work with the senior executives on this board, whose deep experience in cybersecurity, sales, marketing and information technology will help fuel our growth and innovation agenda.”  The EAB comprises of a diverse set of executives, representing a cross-section of geographies across mid-market and enterprise organisations.   Their role is to provide strategic direction and guidance on the 6clicks product, branding and messaging, as well as share their perspective on successes in their respective industries.  The newly appointed EAB members include:  Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, currently serving as Microsoft Asia’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Abbas also serves as an executive adviser to Deakin University, LaTrobe University and E-C Council ASEAN. He is also a part-time Professor of Practice at LaTrobe University, and a regular speaker on cybersecurity, cloud security, governance, risk and compliance.   Hamish McKirdy has over 20 years of technology sales and marketing management experience globally and is currently the Cyber Security Solutions Manager at Forcepoint. He has held senior management roles at global vendors, including HP Autonomy and Trend Micro, and has co-founded two start-ups. Throughout his career, Hamish has worked with enterprises and national governments to provide solutions in cybersecurity, homeland security, big data analytics and open-source intelligence.   Brett Perkins has over 25 years’ experience in executive, commercial and operations management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Brett is an approved adviser with the Advisory Board Centre and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brett is the former Group Chief Operations Officer at Cellnet Group Limited. He has also worked for companies such as Electronic Data Systems (later acquired by HP), Spark New Zealand and Dimension Data.  James Turner is the CEO of Qtec Systems & Coloured Lines, co-founder of Cape Bionics, former CEO of Inference Solutions and adviser to a range of high-growth B2B SaaS businesses. James has 30 years of experience, with a background in capital raising, US market entry and enterprise sales strategies. Portfolio interests include intelligent virtual assistants, legal tech, sports tech and advanced voice services.  “This is an exciting time for cybersecurity and advances in cloud-based software to enhance the maturity of cybersecurity for businesses who are delivering value in ways never before possible,” said Abbas Kudrati.   “Being part of the 6clicks Executive Advisory Board provides an opportunity to set the future of software in the cybersecurity market.”   About 6clicks  6clicks is the leading cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform in Australia. Since mid-2018, it has been solely focused on risk assessment, risk management and compliance, drawing on Stevens’ experience as former Partner & Chief Digital Officer at KPMG. 6clicks is committed to meeting the unique demands of the maturing enterprise market and service providers.  You can find more information about 6clicks here: https://6clicks.io/.  StartCon.com , Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference,announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million 2019-10-23T00:33:38Z startcon-com-australia-s-leading-technology-startup-corporate-innovation-amp-growth-conference-announces-the-launch-of-pitch-for-1-million Startups to battle it out for US$1 million! XFactor meets startups in this global pitching competition    StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference, today announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million, one of the world’s largest startup pitch competitions where entrepreneurs battle it out for a total of USD$1m in venture financing from trailblazing US investors, EDGE196™.   “The startup ecosystem outside of North America is increasingly showing promise, prompting us to partner with StartCon, which has a track record of success in running startup pitch contests before. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work together to give a shot to the next up and comers in these regions that are, as yet, unexplored by EDGE196™,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   The Pitch for $1 Million competition aims to surface highly promising companies outside of traditional venture markets but across regions where billions of people live. This year, the competition will be running in regions including China, Korea, Japan, UAE, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.   Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more.   The first regional final will be held in Shanghai, China on October 24th, 2019 in partnership with SOSV: The Accelerator VC. SOSV runs the Chinaccelerator, a seed-funding program in China that allows entrepreneurs to create startup companies in the tech industry. The event will be held at Hero Center, level 1, West Entrance, No. 28 Yuyuam East Rd. Jing'An District, Shanghai at 7pm.   The second regional final will be held in Seoul, Korea on October 30th, 2019 in partnership with Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment commission, and KOTRA, the state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea. The event will be held at Kintex Exhibition Center Hall 8 at 10am.   The Australian regional finals will be held in Sydney at StartCon, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference on November 22nd and 23rd 2019.   Regional finals in other countries will take place following this with each country competing at the Grand Final for the US$1 million in investment in March 2020.                        The winner of the 2018 StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition was Daitum, an Australian cloud-based AI company with a vision to make decision analytics available to everyone. Co-founder and CEO Luigi Barone says: StartCon was a watershed milestone for us at Daitum. Before StartCon, we were a seven person emerging business facing the perennial challenges of most bootstrapped start-ups: how to fund growth on a tight budget. With plenty of dreams and ambition, realising them was always constrained by the realities of bringing revenue into the business. Winning at StartCon allowed us to rapidly accelerate our story and bring forward those dreams, funding the next stages of product development and marketing and outreach endeavours. We’ve doubled the size of our team, brought on specialist staff to lead hard-to-fund functions like business development and customer success, and increased our marketing efforts from zero to significant. We’re extremely grateful to StartCon and the Pitch for $1 Million competition for giving us this opportunity and we’re envious of all the teams competing this year.  Good luck, and pitch hard!   “This year, we’re looking for startups with founders and a team who demonstrate their passion and commitment, can prove an ever-expanding target market for their product and service alongside realistic and aggressive projections, and convey their exit strategy for investors,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and global startup ecosystems and has previously invested in Jointer, OTPPAY, Funding Tree, Hackmania and EquityUp among others.   With the contest launch, Jay Patel, and Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and founder of the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, offer competitors their five top tips for a great pitch:   TOP TIPS TO WIN YOUR PITCH FOR A MILLION from Matt Barrie, founder and CEO of Freelancer.com &  Jay Patel, founder and CEO of EDGE196™   1. It’s all about the team. Have you got the right team to help you succeed? No startup gets anywhere alone so demonstrate the passion, commitment and expertise of your whole team.   2. Show your investors the money. How are you acquiring your customers and what’s your revenue model? Are you making money yet? Be clear and concise about your pricing model, long term value of a customer and customer acquisition costs.   3. Prove your growth trajectory. Do you have an ever expanding target market for your product or service? Never undersell yourself: your business plan should be both realistic and aggressive.   4. Demonstrate your value. How are you changing or disrupting the world or your industry and why is what you’re doing better than what’s already out there. Give the answer to, ‘So, what?’ with everything you say rather than assuming your audience will create the link for you.   5. Practice your pitch. A thousand times. Have you really practised enough? Take previous pitch feedback on board, ask anyone who will listen to give feedback and remember to prepare for questions. “North American startup ecosystems have dominated for investors for some time now, yet vibrant ecosystems in the APAC region increasingly present a great opportunity for investment, says Lana Vickeridge-Smith, CEO of StartCon. “This type of opportunity is a real game-changer for startups looking to grow and scale and we wish every entrant the best of luck.”    Total prize pool is USD$1m (or AUD$1.5m) with three prizes to be awarded: 1st: AUD $1,000,000 investment 2nd: AUD $300,000 investment  3rd: AUD $200,000 investment   Entries can be submitted at StartCon.com.   ENDS   About StartCon  StartCon (formerly SydStart) 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. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com About EDGE196™ EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and Global Startup Ecosystems. EDGE196™’s vision is to act as a catalyst between Startups, Investors, and Service Providers; to open avenues to a marketplace in a cross-border ecosystem; and to use the digital share economy to assist young companies to realize their potential through the 3-M solutions of EDGE196™ http://www.edge196.com