The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-06-02T02:15:53Z Event enquiries on the rise as hotels prepare for the COVID comeback 2020-06-02T02:15:53Z event-enquiries-on-the-rise-as-hotels-prepare-for-the-covid-comeback As Australian hotels and restaurants embrace Stage 2 of the Australian Government’s COVID recovery roadmap, event enquiries are on the rise. Lauren Hall, Founder and CEO of iVvy, says event enquiries on the iVvy Marketplace have increased 200% over the past fortnight, as relaxed social distancing restrictions were announced. “The coronavirus put the brakes on the meetings and events industry globally,” says Hall, “and we experienced this first-hand in reduced enquiries through our Marketplace.  “However, meeting and event enquiries are up 200%, and we’re continuing to attract interest from both event planners and venues keen to accelerate their MICE business as market conditions continue to improve. To help our clients take advantage of this increased demand, we are waiving our fee on all Marketplace bookings until August 31,” she says. “Event cancellations and postponements hit hotels and restaurants hard, and the road to recovery from COVID-19 will be slow-going. While restrictions have eased this week, many venues have opted out of reopening just yet as the reduced capacity makes it impractical from a profitability and logistics perspective.” But for those venues continuing to trade through the crisis, opportunity exists, says Hall.  “Although weddings, conferences and group accommodation were some of the hardest sectors hit, the upside is that events that were set to be held internationally may now seek domestic venues as conditions improve. We’ll see greater demand for local venues and vendors as public gathering restrictions continue to lift, as consumers remain cautious about future overseas travel.” To assist hotels and restaurants accelerate their post-COVID comeback, iVvy is waiving its commission and offering free resources for clients, says Hall. “Our Marketplace is a direct traffic source for our clients, generating leads and bookings, and our world-first cloud based software enables venues and event planners to manage the entire event, from enquiry to catering and group accommodation to post-event reporting.   “We are already seeing event enquiries increase, and we’re helping our clients to prepare for recovery by waiving our commission on any Marketplace bookings. It’s a small gesture to show our solidarity with our industry - we stand by our clients and help support them through these challenging times.” Hall said other measures iVvy has taken to assist clients include free webinars, increased online training resources, video onboarding, and tailored service to help clients best leverage the iVvy software during downtimes to prepare for increased bookings when the market improves. “Venues are dealing not only with reduced bookings, revenue and profitability, but the reality of trying to ramp-up trade with reduced staff,” says Hall. “iVvy’s software streamlines much of the event management process, so venues can qualify, quote and convert leads in minutes. We’re helping our clients capture and manage event enquiries, as our industry navigates the road to recovery.” *Terms and conditions apply. Commission-free event bookings valid for iVvy Venues customers. ENDS FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT COURTNEY ROBINSON, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER ON 0423 936 943 About iVvy iVvy’s cloud-based platform is a world first booking engine for the Meetings & Events industry, providing venue owners, conference centres, hotels, restaurants and cruise lines with an integrated revenue management and distribution system; whereby meeting and event planners can search, compare, book and pay for function space and group accommodation in real-time. With its groundbreaking technology,  iVvy enables venue operators to yield their event spaces by sharing live inventory data to maximise profitability. iVvy has worked with over 1000 clients on 5 continents, including Telstra, Rio Tinto, Fairfax Media, Woolworths, The Queensland Government and Accor. The company has also rolled out centralised booking systems for leading hospitality groups including TFE Hotels, Wyndham and Mantra Group. With a firm foothold in the US, UK and Australasian markets, iVvy’s mission is to disrupt the global Meetings & Events industry by bringing together a highly fragmented market, and providing innovative solutions that generate real-time connectivity between the buyer and supplier. Stack Sports and Rosterfy announce partnership 2020-06-01T21:58:42Z stack-sports-and-rosterfy-announce-partnership Stack Sports (SportsTG), the leading provider of digital solutions to national, state, grassroots and professional sporting organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom has today announced an exciting partnership with Rosterfy, the leading supplier of technology for scalable volunteer and workforce engagement for organisations across the globe. During this current period Rosterfy’s venue attendance tracking module will assist grassroots sporting clubs and other sporting organisations manage attendance at training along with Sport Australia guidelines which requires a “check-in” and “check-out” process of players, coaching staff, officials and volunteers attending training sessions.Together with Rosterfy’s Venue Attendance Tracking Module and Stack Sports Match Day reporting which provides names and contact details of all players/officials (including parent and guardian details for juniors) who took part in a match together we have a combined solution that will assist sporting clubs across the globe, whilst meeting government regulations and guidelines on returning to sport. Andy Graham, General Manager for Stack Sports – APAC/EMEA, said: “Rosterfy’s offering compliments the existing features of our products and solutions. Stack Sports continues to evolve our business and product set and we are excited to have partnered with Rosterfy whose offering will now act as an extension of our offering, which will be very appealing to Stacks customers.” Bennett Merriman, co- founder and Head of Partnerships at Rosterfy said, “Having worked closely with Stack Sports for a number of years now we are really excited by the opportunity to further our offering to assist sporting clubs in navigating this unfamiliar territory. Together, I’m confident that our combined product offering will make a valuable impact for sporting organizations across the globe.” Stack Sports have been providing high quality technology solutions in the Australian market since 2001 along with working in other key markets including the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Stack partners with a large number of National Sporting Organisations including the AFL, Basketball Australia, Touch Football Australia, Hockey Australia, Basketball New Zealand, New Zealand Rugby League, Rugby Football League, and Basketball England. The technology Stack Sports provides assists in administering everything from national programme registrations to school holiday programs, week to week competitions to digital website solutions, and club sales and revenue-generating eCommerce platforms. Stack Sports will continue to partner with sporting organisations and other bodies to be the leading provider of sports digital ecosystems across the world.   Rosterfy exists to connect communities to events and causes they are passionate about through their workforce engagement solution, reducing the amount of time  managers spend in spreadsheets as well as increasing the retention, engagement and attendance rates of your volunteer & member database. Rosterfy’s scalable technology streamlines the previously manual process of workforce management for organisations all shapes and sizes from the Super Bowl to tin rattlers for local charities Click here to view the combined offering graphic. BAI Communications Australia appoints Peter Knott Chief Operating Officer 2020-06-01T06:57:53Z bai-communications-australia-appoints-peter-knott-chief-operating-officer-1 BAI Communications Australia, a leading neutral host broadcast and telecommunications service provider, announced the appointment of Peter Knott to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Peter will lead core business operations and will be responsible for the network strategy, service integrity, service delivery, HSE, property and energy functions.Peter brings extensive and valuable operational and financial leadership to this role as the company extends its service offering to existing and new customers, drawing on its global experience designing, building, and operating communications infrastructure and networks. "I am honoured to take on the role of COO for BAI Communications Australia. I am incredibly energised to help lead the company through its next phase of innovation coupled with operational excellence. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous, given BAI’s intelligent and passionate people, modern technology, and worldwide expertise. As such, I am committed to building on our reputation as the industry’s trusted partner of choice, delivering exciting opportunities for our people and smart solutions for our customers”, said Peter Knott.Peter joined BAI Communications in 2016 as General Manager Commercial Finance, having previously held a commercial director role at WorleyParsons, a global engineering firm. During the past two years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter has provided strategic leadership, building deep partnerships across the business, and finding new ways to create value and manage risk. “It is Peter’s passion for people, vision, customer focus, and proven record of delivery that makes Peter the ideal candidate to lead our core business in the next stages of its development”, said CEO of BAI Australia, Peter Lambourne. The change is effective 1 June 2020. Epson leads The Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade show with cutting edge technology 2020-06-01T06:22:41Z epson-leads-the-print-sign-display-amp-graphics-virtual-trade-show-with-cutting-edge-technology The Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade show will be open 24 hours a day from 31 May until 30 September 2020 and will feature Epson setting the benchmark for printing by introducing some amazing new products.Visit the Epson virtual stand by going to http://www.visualimpact.org.au/virtual-tradeshow-2020/epson-australia Whether visitors to the show are starting out, wanting to expand their product offering or simply upgrading, Epson has taken this unique opportunity to allow attendees to view their very latest range of solutions for signage, dye sublimation, direct-to-garment and technical printers. Epson’s team have also created truly informative product videos to take viewers up close and personal with their products’ key features and benefits. In addition the first 200 registrations to the Epson site will receive a free gift and the first 20 registrations that attend an actual demo of the product will receive a $200 Epson Shop Online voucher. The Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade show sees Epson’s amazing SureColor S60660L producing durable high-impact images quickly, easily and at reduced cost. The SureColor S60660L is compatible with a wide range of media from vinyl and film to canvas and paper. It suits applications including outdoor signs and banners, screens and shades, vehicle wraps and decals, wall and floor finishes, canvas pull ups and point of sale material. With the addition of a third party cutter it can even be used for label production. Alongside the S60660L is the SureColor F3060 which produces high-quality customised garments and merchandise quickly, easily, and very cost effectively. Designed for medium to high volume production, the SureColor F3060 combines superior speed with extended durability and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) making it ideal for producing t-shirts, polo-shirts, bags, caps and more. Epson’s SureColor F9460H is the perfect example of how to produce durable high-impact fabrics quickly, easily and at a reduced cost. The SureColor F9460H is a high performance Dye Sublimation printer that combines high-speed operation with outstanding image quality and easy maintenance. It suits a wide range of applications including custom fabric, clothing and signage production. Next to the F9460H are the SureColor 560/561 which, in Epson’s view, make merchandise magic. These printers brings Dye Sublimation to the desktop in a compact package that is affordable, easy to use and cost effective to run. Their flexible design suits in-house production of a wide range of goods including customised shirts, mugs, photo merchandise, soft and hard signage. Last but by no means least will be the SureColor T5460M, not just a printer but a complete large format imaging system for under $8,500 with comprehensive 5 year on-site service included. The SureColor T5460M offers the ultimate solution for business, government and education. It combines a fast print mechanism with a high resolution scanner to facilitate full colour document reproduction. The SureColor T5460M has been specifically designed for producing plans, sales documents and posters. It features a very low running cost and outputs durable prints that are resistant to damage through abrasion and moisture exposure. In addition to being able to view all of these products Epson will also be running and offering a number of “Show Specials” which will be of great value to all and definitely worth keeping an eye out for.Follow Epson on social media:Facebook: @EpsonAustraliaTwitter: @EpsonAustInstagram: @EpsonAust African Bank Limited adopts award-winning RegTech Arctic Intelligence’s solution, AML Accelerate 2020-06-01T04:03:06Z african-bank-limited-adopts-award-winning-regtech-arctic-intelligence-s-solution-aml-accelerate African Bank Limited invests in Arctic Intelligence’s software, AML Accelerate, to enable seamless completion of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) enterprise risk assessments. AML Accelerate is a guided anti-money laundering and counter terrorism solution that digitises the enterprise risk assessment process. The output enables African Bank to measure overall financial crime risks and ensure their AML program is proportionate to the level of risk. The solution also ensures the risk assessment and program is in line with the latest guidance from regulators with explainable and defendable results. The software is designed and developed by Arctic Intelligence, global RegTech firm headquartered in Australia. African Bank recognised that the risk-based principle is at the heart of AML legislation worldwide and after significantly researching AML software and solutions globally, decided to procure Arctic Intelligence’s AML Accelerate technology. ‘The solution met our predefined requirements to align with industry best practice, international standards and enable conducting of end-to-end AML risk assessment, capturing of data, electronic record keeping, version control and visualisation of outcomes or reports’ says Lawrence Muravha, Group Head of Financial Crime Department.   Arctic Intelligence’s AML risk assessment technology solution will guide African Bank through a risk-based approach that provides a regulator-ready repository of necessary enterprise risk assessment evidence.   Roy Melnick, MD of Financial Crime Risk Management Consultants and Arctic Intelligence Africa Business Partner says, ‘I would like to congratulate African Bank in taking this important step as the inaugural Africa client for Arctic Intelligence and the AML Accelerate solution. The solution will not only assist them to address financial crime risk and compliance requirements, but also sends a firm message to those involved in illegal activities that Africa Bank is not sparing any effort in safeguarding their organisation’.   Lawrence Muravha, Group Head of Financial Crime Department says, ‘African Bank is very excited with this partnership and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship’.   Eileen Tan of Nintex Honoured with Listing to CRN 2020 Women of the Channel 2020-05-31T23:31:52Z eileen-tan-of-nintex-honoured-with-listing-to-crn-2020-women-of-the-channel MELBOURNE, 1 June 2020—Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nintex Head of Marketing Asia-Pacific Eileen Tan to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. This is the second year in a row Tan has been recognised by CRN whose list highlights the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of a select group of channel leaders who are forging a trail for future generations. At Nintex, Tan orchestrates the company’s Asia-Pacific field and partner marketing efforts including working with more than 130 Nintex partners to help them successfully market and sell the benefits of the Nintex Process Platform to prospective and current customers. In the last year, Tan launched an innovative process excellence in a day workshop program which resulted in partner-influenced revenue that has doubled since its inception. “Eileen Tan is an unwavering champion for Nintex,” said Nintex Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Dustin Grosse. “As a driving force behind our marketing initiatives, Eileen brings a can-do attitude to her role and has the ability to execute multiple customer-facing programs all at once to deliver continuous and impactful results for Nintex partners and customers.” The CRN® editorial team selects honourees to celebrate a list of exceptional women who are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organisations. Tim Conolan, CEO and founder of TLC for Kids says, “Our dealings with Eileen have been nothing but brilliant. Her attention to detail while producing a video to showcase TLC for Kids has received very positive feedback from our key stakeholders and supporters. It truly captures what we do. Eileen’s easy-going nature, understanding and genuine interest in our cause demonstrate the outstanding person she is and why she has so deservedly been listed in the CRN’s Women of the Chanel for the second year in a row.” Insight Partner Specialist, Debby Toh says, “I had the pleasure of working with Eileen on a recent webinar. She is meticulous and adds value to business projects by drawing on her broad marketing knowledge.” Aroh Shukla, a technical consultant at Insight adds: “Working with Eileen over the last year has been an excellent experience. She did a wonderful job of coordinating Nintex RPA and Nintex Promapp workshops for partners, and her support and coordination skills during a recent joint webinar were simply outstanding.” Tan, originally from Singapore, joined Nintex in 2014 and is a seasoned channel professional with more than 15 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region. She started her career at HP Australia in the South Pacific team before she was quickly promoted to the APAC Japan team. Since then she has held various roles working in all markets of the region. Tan graduated from Monash University with multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Communications and a Master of Marketing. “CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognises an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honour them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.” The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on 8 June and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC. ### About Nintex Nintex is the global standard for process management and automation. Today more than 8,000 public and private sector clients across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimising business processes. Learn more by visiting www.nintex.com and experience how Nintex and its global partner network are shaping the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). ENDS ESET marks International Children’s Day with launch of Safer Kids Online resource site 2020-05-31T22:00:15Z eset-marks-international-children-s-day-with-launch-of-safer-kids-online-resource-site ESET marks International Children’s Day with launch of Safer Kids Online resource site  Sydney, June 1, 2020 – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has chosen International Children’s Day to launch Safer Kids Online – a resource site dedicated to building a safer online environment for children. Including videos, articles and expert insight, the website offers resources for children, parents and schools with the aim to enable children to enjoy the full potential of the internet in a secure digital world. Every third person on the internet is a child, yet there can be significant dangers facing children when they surf the web. According to the eSafety Commissioner, one in five Australian kids are socially excluded, threatened or abused online while 90% of Australian kids and teens have had a negative online experience. Despite this high occurrence of negative experiences, recent research by the eSafety Commissioner found parents were unconfident about how to deal with their children’s negative experiences, with just 36% searching for or receiving online safety information and only 46% saying they knew where to go to get help in relation to their child’s online safety issues. ESET Australia Country Manager Kelly Johnson says, “Navigating the online world is tricky for both children and their parents. Parents who are fully confident to help their children with the day-to-day challenges of life can suddenly find themselves on unfamiliar ground when it comes to their childrens’ experiences online. At ESET, we’ve been helping families have safer online experiences for 30 years and the Safer Kids Online website brings this experience together with specialist input from child psychologists to create a go-to resource for families.” Resources for children, parents and teachers The Safer Kids Online website includes resources suitable for younger children, teenagers and their parents, developed in consultation with a child psychologist and ESET’s cybersecurity experts. The resources provide guidance and advice for children and adults around how to stay safe online geared around key monthly topics such as how to build your child’s awareness of the risks in posting online selfies, looking out for signs of cyberbullying and protecting children from online predators. Each of these monthly topics will include targeted resources for different ages such as:   ·       A video series for kids aimed at ages 8+ ·       Comics for older children aged 11+ ·       An in-depth explanation in the form of expert articles and vlogs for parents and schools   Monthly quizzes and prize contests will also be available in which children can win funny and educational tech gadgets.   The Safer Kids Online site will also provide advice on software, such as ESET Parental Control for Android, which allows parents to look after their children’s online well-being. ESET Parental Control includes the possibility of controlling inappropriate web content and managing the amount of time kids spend on certain devices, as well as the suitability of the applications they’re using. This allows parents to limit their child’s use of certain sites and receive reports on his or her online activities, hopefully becoming aware of any issues before they become entrenched. saferkidsonline.eset.com/au About ESET For more than 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET is the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information, visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. EventsAIR Releases New Virtual Event Management Platform 2020-05-29T04:01:08Z eventsair-releases-new-virtual-event-management-platform BRISBANE (May 29, 2020) – Over the last ten weeks, the EventsAIR team has been hard at work developing a virtual and hybrid extension to their 6th generation event management platform (EventsAIR) called OnAIR. Over 8000 attendees have experienced and tested the platform during this time and with its first major live successful virtual event under its belt, OnAIR is here to help get event organizers back to business.  The team at EventsAIR took on much more than just developing a feature rich virtual and hybrid event management platform. They have also created a significant amount of educational resources including an online learning management system, white papers, and intense boot camp program, all aimed at enhancing the skills of meetings planners to prepare them for a hybrid event world. The vison of EventsAIR is to deliver an online framework that empowers professional event organizers to curate complex content and deliver virtual and hybrid events with ease. The way OnAIR achieves this is by utilizing the powerful award-winning EventsAIR 6th Gen event management platform and the rich data set that it contains, including attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, and speaker data. This data and content are surfaced in an online timeline presenting a virtual attendee user interface that can be utilized for virtual or hybrid events. “The OnAIR solution covers the short term need for purely virtual events and has been designed to transition to hybrid and enhance live events as the event industry gets back to business”, says CEO and Chief Software Architect Trevor Gardiner.  OnAIR offers a range of modules to tailor your event based on your attendee requirements whether they be: virtual sessions that can be on demand or pre-recorded videos; interactive webinars or live broadcasts for that professional touch; networking functions for groups, video chat and exchange contact details; interactive workshop groups that can be pre-allocated and facilitated; exhibitor marketplace where exhibitors are allocated virtual booths and can pre-schedule one on one video chat meetings or simply have attendees enter their booth, select their booth operator and start a video chat business conversation; and e-Posters to deliver content based on the poster session model where you have multiple presenters presenting to groups of up to 40 people per presentation.  “We are excited to release OnAIR to the world and we’re already seeing a multitude of applications that it can service. Event organizers want so much more than a webinar-style meeting. They are looking for a solution that allows them to stay connected with all types of participants and, more importantly, engage and do business in a secure online environment”, says Joe Ciliberto, Global Director of Sales and Marketing.  About EventsAIR EventsAIR has been at the forefront of Event Technology and Innovation for over 30 years, continually pushing the boundaries of what an event management platform can do. Built by event planners for event planners, EventsAIR is a secure, scalable, cloud-based solution that can manage everything from virtual, hybrid to live conferences, meetings and events in a single online platform - anywhere, anytime and on any device. In use in over 50 countries by multi-national corporations, professional conference organizers, government departments and tertiary education institutions, EventsAIR is also used in global congresses such as G20, APEC, CHOGM and ASEAN, as well as sporting events like The Olympic Games, World Rugby, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games. EventsAIR is trusted by event professionals around the globe. For further information, visit https://eventsair.com/onair Epson Launches Power-efficient 32-bit Microcontroller with an Arm®Cortex®-M0+ Processor 2020-05-29T01:22:28Z epson-launches-power-efficient-32-bit-microcontroller-with-an-arm-cortex-m0-processor Epson will add a new microcontroller unit (MCU) to the company's S1C31W series of MCUs. The S1C31W73 has an Arm®Cortex®-M0+ processor and on-chip Flash memory. Epson plans to produce 200,000 units per month when volume production begins in July 2020. The number of functions provided in electronic equipment has been growing in recent years, and program sizes are increasing, as the amount of information is displayed. Meanwhile, equipment manufacturers need either maintain or further shrink the size of their products, making it essential to reduce the number of parts and save board space.To solve these problems, Epson developed the S1C31W73, a single-chip microcontroller that has 384 kB of built-in Flash memory and a liquid crystal driver that can directly drive a display of up to 2,560 dots. By combining Epson's strong microcontroller display driver technology with the proven Arm®Cortex®-M0+ processor, Epson will help customers to increase the functionality and performance of their products while also reducing their development burden.The S1C31W73 offer a wide range of built-in peripherals, including a USB 2.0 full-speed device controller, real-time clock (RTC), various timers, an A/D converter, and a temperature sensor. The low current consumption of this MCU-1.2 µA in RTC mode and a driving current of 150 µA/MHz-makes it ideal for extending the battery life of wearable products and for office equipment that can communicate with PCs over USB. The S1C31W73 can also be used in industrial equipment and measuring instruments because it operates at temperatures up to 105℃ (the highest operating temperature yet for an Epson MCU) and at voltages between 1.8 V and 5.5 V.Epson is committed helping its customers to improve the performance of their products with solutions that leverage Epson's efficient, compact, and precision technologies. For more information about the new MCU product go to:global.epson.com/products_and_drivers/semicon/products/micro_controller/armcore  Follow Epson on social media:Facebook: @EpsonAustraliaTwitter: @EpsonAustInstagram: @EpsonAust Arm and Cortex are registered trademarks of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the US and other countries. All rights reserved. Zscaler Acquires Edgewise Networks 2020-05-29T00:54:09Z zscaler-acquires-edgewise-networks San Jose, California, 28 May 2020 - Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced it has acquired Edgewise Networks, a pioneer in securing application-to-application communications for public clouds and data centres. Edgewise Networks significantly improves the security of east-west communication by verifying the identity of application software, services and processes to achieve a zero trust environment which measurably reduces the attack surface and lowers the risk of application compromise and data breaches. In today’s world of cloud and mobility, perimeter-based network security is becoming less relevant. Modern security should be focused on protecting users, applications and data. Zscaler secures connections between users and applications, based on business policies, without connecting them to the corporate network, known as zero trust network access. Edgewise broadens the Zscaler cloud-native platform and secures application-to-application communication to deliver stronger security in public clouds and data centres. Enterprises face significant threats from attacks that can freely move laterally within the network as east-west traffic. A single compromised server allows an attacker to harm multiple servers and applications on that network. Edgewise discovers individual applications and their legitimate communication patterns and, using AI and machine learning algorithms, automatically creates and enforces authorised communication to provide application segmentation. We believe this is a far superior approach than legacy network segmentation for security. “Zscaler was founded to innovate security in a cloud-first world. We are disrupting legacy network security, reducing business risk, improving the user experience, and consolidating security point products for our customers,” said Jay Chaudhry, Chairman and CEO of Zscaler. “Edgewise is highly innovative technology that enables application segmentation without having to do traditional network segmentation which is often done with virtual firewalls. We are excited to welcome the Edgewise team to the Zscaler family.” “We are proud to have made zero trust security achievable in complex, multi-cloud environments. Our core innovation is the use of software identity verification to simultaneously strengthen security and simplify operations,” said Peter Smith, CEO of Edgewise. “Edgewise automates the identity-based policies making it easy to reduce the attack surface across public cloud, multi-cloud, data center and even container environments. We are thrilled to join the Zscaler family and share our innovation with the global Zscaler customer base.” Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. These forward-looking statements include the expected benefits of the acquisition of Edgewise Networks to Zscaler’s product offerings and to our customers. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A significant number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including those factors related to our ability to successfully integrate Edgewise Networks technology into our cloud platform and our ability to retain key employees of Edgewise Networks after the acquisition. Additional risks and uncertainties are set forth our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 4, 2020, which is available on our website at: https://ir.zscaler.com and on the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based on the limited information currently available to Zscaler as of the date hereof, which is subject to change, and Zscaler will not necessarily update the information, even if new information becomes available in the future. About Zscaler Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) enables the world’s leading organisations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100 percent cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform, protecting thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at: http://www.zscaler.com or follow us on Twitter: @Zscaler. Zscaler™, Zscaler Internet Access™, and Zscaler Private Access™, ZIA™ and ZPA™ are either (i) registered trademarks or service marks or (ii) trademarks or service marks of Zscaler, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. Blue Prism Expands Oracle Relationship with Bring Your Own License (BYOL) Offering on Oracle Cloud Marketplace 2020-05-28T21:57:44Z blue-prism-expands-oracle-relationship-with-bring-your-own-license-byol-offering-on-oracle-cloud-marketplace SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/LONDON, AUSTIN TX – May 29, 2020 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), continues to drive greater flexibility and choice for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) users with a BYOL (“bring your own license”) offering deployed from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This new offering expands an ongoing collaboration with Oracle and makes it easier for customers to run Blue Prism on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It also delivers on Blue Prism’s vision of giving customers access to end-to-end automation solutions that cover the broadest range of IT environments — including on-premises, hybrid and SaaS — an industry first. The BYOL listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace is Blue Prism pre-installed on an image for easy deployment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; those with existing Blue Prism licenses can migrate software licenses to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle customers can also use existing Oracle Universal Credits to pay for cloud infrastructure services. The offering gives Oracle customers an opportunity to experience Blue Prism on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as introduces them to the possibilities of intelligent automation. “This BYOL offering strengthens our relationship by expanding deployment opportunities for new and existing Blue Prism customers exploring cloud options,” says Linda Dotts, Blue Prism’s Chief Partner Strategy Officer. “It introduces Blue Prism to Oracle customers looking for automation solutions to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We’re offering customers more flexible cloud deployment options for intelligent automation, which includes a SaaS option with Blue Prism Cloud.” The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud delivers massive, non-variable performance and security across a comprehensive portfolio of services – including SaaS, application development, application hosting, and business analytics. Customers get access to leading compute, storage, data management, integration, security, HPC, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain services to augment and modernise their critical workloads. “At its core, the BYOL listing on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a seamless way for those with an existing Blue Prism license to deploy on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, without paying additional software licensing fees,” says Jason Wilbur, Director, Product Management for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “It’s also an opportunity to market to existing Oracle applications customers exploring automation, as well as to on-premises Blue Prism customers exploring cloud deployments.” For more information on this offering, please refer to the Blue Prism listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. About Blue Prism Blue Prism’s vision is to provide a Digital Workforce for Every Enterprise. The company’s purpose is to unleash the collaborative potential of humans, operating in harmony with a Digital Workforce, so every enterprise can exceed their business goals and drive meaningful growth, with unmatched speed and agility. Fortune 500 and public-sector organisations, among customers across 70 commercial sectors, trust Blue Prism’s enterprise-grade connected-RPA platform, which has users in more than 170 countries. By strategically applying intelligent automation, these organisations are creating new opportunities and services, while unlocking massive efficiencies that return millions of hours of work back into their business. Available on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid, or as an integrated SaaS solution, Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce automates ever more complex, end-to-end processes that drive a true digital transformation, collaboratively, at scale and across the entire enterprise. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more or follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialised knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognise Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognised and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: + 61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2020 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. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. DigiCert Named 2020 Global Company of the Year in TLS Certificate Market by Frost & Sullivan 2020-05-28T02:00:49Z digicert-named-2020-global-company-of-the-year-in-tls-certificate-market-by-frost-sullivan Frost & Sullivan recognizes DigiCert with the 2020 Global Company of the Year Award, based on its recent analysis of the global transport layer security (TLS) certificate market. DigiCert has exhibited strong market leadership in its growth, supporting the adoption of new standards and continually innovating with the industry’s best, most modern public key infrastructure (PKI) technology. In addition to the strength in the TLS/SSL market, the company is also focused on new security technologies, such as protecting devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and developing implementations of post-quantum cryptography (PQC). By developing these technologies and helping define standards to address new security use cases, the company is strengthening its leadership position within internet security. "Leveraging its superior technology, customizing it to regional markets and building a best-in-class customer support system, DigiCert has captured the business of 89% of the Fortune 500 companies and the world’s most recognized brands," said Swetha Krishnamoorthi, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Further, DigiCert has successfully integrated the technology strengths of the former Symantec TLS and PKI business to provide an unequaled product portfolio and scalability for partners and customers. DigiCert's certificates and management tools support a wide range of enterprise needs and use cases, ranging from standard TLS to compliance-specific use cases such as Google AMP and EU-trusted qualified certificates for natural persons, legal entities or web authentication (QWACs). The company also supports cloud-based code signing, remote document signing, a host of IoT device authentication and encryption scenarios, large enterprise secure remote access, secure email and much more." DigiCert CertCentral® TLS Manager enables organizations to issue, discover, renew and revoke certificates in an automated manner. CertCentral features an intuitive UI and is built on APIs for easy certificate management at any scale. DigiCert’s modern and growing DigiCert® ONE platform, which also includes DigiCert® Enterprise PKI Manager and DigiCert® IoT Device Manager, enables management of all types of certificate deployments, such as cloud, on premises, in-country and hybrid environments. DigiCert has upgraded its infrastructure in a way not seen in its industry to support large installations, regionally-focused deployments and high-volume, rapid certificate enrollments for the world’s largest web platform companies. The company’s agile product development process allows it to roll out changes and product updates more quickly than competitors. This strategy has helped the company create the industry’s first PQC toolkit, which enables companies to create hybrid certificates for testing in their systems. DigiCert actively engages with industry standards and regulatory bodies to drive the creation and support of new standards and ensure a safe internet and IoT for consumers, including the CA/Browser Forum, IETF, W3C, ASCX9, PCI Council, SAE, CableLabs, CI+, AeroMACS, WinnForum, Industrial Internet Consortium, APWG and NIST NCCoE. "With its multi-pronged approach to innovation, DigiCert has developed a hyper-converged, agile infrastructure that promises reliability, scalability, resiliency and shorter response time for its customers," noted Swetha. "Its emphasis on user experience and a customer-first approach to product development will ensure its continued domination of the digital certificate market in the long term." Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. About Frost & Sullivan For over five decades, Frost & Sullivan has become world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion. Contact: Kristen Moore P: 210.247.3823 E: kristen.moore@frost.com About DigiCert DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies, including 89% of the Fortune 500 and 97 of the 100 top global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. DigiCert supports TLS and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management solution, CertCentral®. The company is recognized for its enterprise-grade certificate management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading security solutions. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com or follow @digicert. Contact: Jeff Chandler P: 801.701.9653 E: jeff.chandler@digicert.com Bitglass reports 84% of organisations will go on supporting work from home, but most aren’t secure 2020-05-28T00:22:44Z bitglass-reports-84-of-organisations-will-go-on-supporting-work-from-home-but-most-arent-secure SYDNEY, May 28. Bitglass, the next-gen cloud security company, has released its 2020 Remote Work Report, which analyses how organisations have adjusted to support remote workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Bitglass partnered with a leading cyber security community and surveyed IT professionals to understand how prepared their businesses are for the sudden shift, what actions they are taking in cyber security, and what their top security concerns are now. Currently organisations are struggling to adjust to the new normal. 41% have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce, while 50% are citing proper equipment as the biggest impediment to doing so. Consequently, 65% of organisations now enable personal devices to access managed applications. Asked what their organisations are primarily concerned with securing while employees work remotely, 65% of respondents said securing network access. This was followed by securing access to SaaS apps like Slack (55%) and bring your own device/personal devices (55%). For the most concerning threat vectors for remote work, respondents cited malware (72%) and unauthorised user access (59%). “This research indicates that many organisations are not implementing the security measures necessary to protect their data in the current business environment,” said Anurag Kahol, CTO of Bitglass. “For example, while respondents said the pandemic has accelerated the migration of user workflows and applications to the cloud, most are not employing cloud security solutions like single sign-on (SSO), data loss prevention, zero trust network access, or cloud access security brokers. “On top of that, 84% of organisations reported that they are likely to continue to support remote work capabilities even after stay at home orders are lifted. To do this safely, they must prioritise securing data in any app, any device, anywhere in the world.” Key findings include: Malware is the most concerning threat vector, with 72% of respondents citing it as their top concern. From a remote work perspective, the application types that organisations are most concerned about securing include file sharing (68%), web applications (47%), and video conferencing (45%). At 77%, anti-malware is the most-used tool to secure remote work. However, this and other tools like single sign-on (45%), data loss prevention (18%), and user and entity behaviour analytics (11%) are still not deployed widely enough. 63% of respondents said that remote work was likely to impact their compliance with regulatory mandates; 50% named GDPR, specifically. To see all of the findings, download the full report here: https://pages.bitglass.com/CD-FY20Q2-RemoteWorkforceReport_LP.html?&utm_source=pr About Bitglass Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Security company, is based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. The company's cloud security solutions deliver zero-day, agentless, data and threat protection for any app, any device, anywhere. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution. Contact David Shephard Bitglass ANZ dshephard@bitglass.com Melbourne-based HR professional recognised as Rising Star 2020-05-27T02:11:40Z melbourne-based-hr-professional-recognised-as-rising-star St Leonards, NSW (27 May 2020) – A Melbourne-based HR professional has been recognised in a prestigious list showcasing the future leaders in the HR field. Asurion’s Ashley Ferris has been included in Human Resources Director’s annual Rising Stars report. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 report highlights emerging talents with fewer than 10 years of HR experience, who are able to demonstrate success in executing progressive HR initiatives. Ferris commenced as Head of HR for ANZ in 2019 and took on the massive task of assisting Asurion with its full-scale transformation that year. The revamp saw Asurion consolidating three sites to one, restructuring all functional business areas, retrenching 55% of staff, and re-hiring 50% into its new HQ. Ferris played a crucial role in making the transformation a success, capably managing the changes and helping people through it, both exiting and entering. Through careful communication, engagement, and a robust outplacement program, the departing staff were quickly rehired. Ferris also successfully faced up to the unique challenges of revitalising morale within the existing staff and providing stability to the new talent by focusing on the areas of community and leadership. He implemented several initiatives such as a new corporate volunteerism strategy, team-building programs, and a regular cadence of events to enable staff to have fun at work. He also helped build a new leadership team and set up a new people leadership program. Ferris gives back to the HR community by mentoring other HR professionals.      “HRD has once again showcased the HR industry’s most promising talent, with 33 emerging leaders making the grade this year,” says the editorial team at Human Resources Director. “This year’s winners came from a variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, ICT, technology, financial services, beauty, education, public services, transport and logistics, and retail.” To view the full online report and to find out more about Ferris, click HERE. -ENDS- HRD is Australia’s leading source of news, opinion and analysis for today’s HR professional. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field. What Remote Learning Taught Us 2020-05-26T23:21:23Z what-remote-learning-taught-us While some predicted the effect COVID-19 would have on our everyday lives, the adjustment to remote learning, working from home and physical distancing still required a steep learning curve. Melbourne Girls Grammar benefitted from a strong technological infrastructure and were able to make a swift change to the delivery of curriculum. In the background, there was a lot of work to be done to support both students and staff in their move online.   The decision to move to remote learning did not happen overnight, although it might have appeared as though it did, due primarily to the preparedness of our staff to support our students in their delivery of curriculum online. As an independent school, Melbourne Girls Grammar was able to consider all the pros and cons of an early move to remote learning.   While the government debated what was safe and in the best interests of children in schools across the country, Principal Dr Toni E. Meath, with the full support of School Council and the Executive team decided that on 18 March 2020, Melbourne Girls Grammar would commence remote learning. This decision was what was best for our school, as one who boasts an incredible digital infrastructure with the tools and resources to launch remote learning swiftly, reducing disruption to our Grammarians’ learning.   From this week, Melbourne Girls Grammar started to welcome students back to campus. This offers us the opportunity to reflect on where we started with this remote learning journey, and what we’ve accomplished in that time.  This infographic gives just a glimpse of what remote learning looked like from the outside. It doesn’t, however, take into account everything that went into making the Remote Learning Program the innovative learning experience it was for our Grammarians.   As the Director of Professional Practice, Ashley Pratt’s role changed during this time to support the delivery of our teaching and learning program. Ashley’s skillset in the area of digital pedagogy served us well and his insights to the logistics of remote learning show just how far we came in such a short time.   “The move to remote learning was careful and considered. We were lucky enough to have been making contingency plans from quite early on and as the situation became clearer, we moved rapidly to enact these plans with relatively little disruption,” said Ashley.   With just one planning day in between face to face teaching and remote learning, the quality of our teaching staff became more evident than ever as we moved online using our Learning Management System, Zoom, Seesaw, Office 365 and every other system in our toolbox. Students were prepared for what was to come and reassured that their teachers would be readily available to assist them.  “The most surprising aspect was how cleanly the move to Remote Learning occurred. It required a huge amount of work by teachers but we were able to get the whole transition complete over 36 hours, a significant achievement by anyone’s measurement,“ said Ashley.   Fellow staff member Stephanie Walton agreed that due to the collaborative and supportive nature of colleagues, the transition was much cleaner than expected.   “What was so reassuring, and something that I am extremely grateful for, is how all staff members helped and supported each other in the preparation for remote learning. We shared tasks and played to each other’s strengths by knowing who is best at organisation, who is the best at making videos and who to call on for IT help,” said Stephanie. “Teachers are usually a pretty collaborative and helpful bunch of people, but the sharing of resources has been exceptional, both within our school community and beyond. Both our colleagues and our students have shown great patience and generosity with their time, their opinions and support.”  As an organisation, Melbourne Girls Grammar has always fostered independence and resilience in our Grammarians. When we moved to remote learning, the foundational skills we layered at each year level were put to the test, and our Grammarians were thriving. With our current Year 12 cohort the first to have completed our innovative Senior Years Program, the preparedness of our students was one we could be proud of, especially at the senior level.   Providing a blend of synchronous (to be completed together as a class, e.g. a Zoom lesson) and asynchronous tasks (to be completed in their own time, e.g a report) allowed students the freedom to manage their time to the best of their abilities and make the most of the resources and support when necessary.   “As a whole community I felt that we were really well prepared for the transition. Through the use of our Learning Management System, we already had the majority of our resources online,” said Stephanie. “Students were already used to accessing work online, both at school and at home, but they have shown great flexibility in their coping. They have developed effective context specific strategies with the help of teachers, coordinators and coaches. As we settled into remote learning it became less surreal and I found myself thinking what will it be like when we return.”  Indeed, as the end of remote learning approaches, we start to reflect on everything that has come from it; improved technological use, lessons in self awareness, and improved hand hygiene. Now we look to assess what elements of remote learning should stay with us long after the period of necessity ends.   Ashley had his own thoughts about what he’d like to see in the future. “I think I would like to see a new appreciation for the bonds of friendship and familial connection. I hope everyone will learn to appreciate the time we spend in each other’s company a little more. I was particularly moved by the message of Her Majesty, The Queen: “We should take comfort that, while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”