The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-03-01T00:58:03Z Conserve It and STULZ S.p.A announce Strategic Partnership 2021-03-01T00:58:03Z conserve-it-and-stulz-s-p-a-announce-strategic-partnership Conserve It, an international leader in Smart IoT & Smart Building Solutions, building automation and HVAC solutions today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with STULZ S.p.A to develop an innovative range of intelligent building automation and optimisation solutions called CyberHub Plant.OPT.  Based on PlantPRO® technologies and algorithms, the objective of this solution is to ensure that facilities achieve the highest efficiency and reliability of a water-based cooling system throughout its life. Based near Verona, Italy, and a subsidiary of STULZ GmbH, STULZ S.p.A is one of the world's leading solution providers of energy efficient systems for temperature management, specifically for mission critical applications like data centers and, under COSMOTEC brand, industrial process and automation. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Conserve It is the developer of central cooling and heating plant control and optimisation solutions PlantPRO® & PlantPRO® CORE already deployed all over the world since 2007 with remarkable results in terms of reliability and efficiency. Conserve It also partners with international leaders in building automation & controls, analytics & visualisation, sensors & metering, cybersecurity and is one of the leading distributors in the Smart Buildings products and solutions industry. “STULZ S.p.A is a proven international leader in the research, design and development of ITC, Data Center and industrial HVAC systems. They are a company with a strong focus on customised, design-driven technology and share many values to Conserve It . We are excited to form this strategic partnership, one which will provide mutual benefit to our respective customer base,” said Filippo Bernardello, EMEA Product Manager at Conserve It. “Conserve It, with extensive, specialised global experience in designing and deploying award-winning smart IoT building solutions, makes an excellent strategic partner with whom to develop these range of solutions,” said Alessandro Polce, Sales and Marketing Director at STULZ S.p.A. “We are proud to partner with Conserve It to provide a bespoke, highly efficient, reliable solution that will hugely benefit the market.”  More information about Conserve It is available at Contact:Chirayu Shah General Manager, Conserve It Sudo Roux unveils thought leadership film - 'Digital transformation in education: challenges and opportunities' 2021-02-28T22:07:24Z digital-transformation-in-education-short-film Film: Sudo Roux has been a key technical partner in The University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) transformation journey since 2019, alongside leading digital experience platform partner, Optimizely (formerly Episerver). Using UTS’ story in a short film case study, Sudo Roux and Optimizely present a credible and measured approach to achieving enterprise resilience through transformation for the benefit of the education sectors administrators, academics, and revolutionaries. Background Globally, education sector revenues have plummeted in the wake of COVID19. The inability to quickly switch from traditional face-to-face modalities to an online and/or multichannel approach has exposed weaknesses in the sector. Many countries are looking to consolidate tertiary institutions to solidify their position. In Australia, universities face projected losses of $16bn by the end of 2023, as well as up to 21,000 job losses, with reliance on revenue derived from the physical presence of overseas students exacerbating the issue.  Challenges and opportunities The COVID19 pandemic has heightened the need for education organisations to embrace, engineer, and execute a transformation plan as a pathway to business resilience, in the face of these retreating enrolments and physical interactions.  The short film looks at the process of reinvention and rebirth through the lens of learning, IT, digital and marketing teams. How they plan, execute, monitor, and support the organisational and learner shift from a traditional view of degree-based education, toward a lifelong learning approach, delivered in a blended learning model with multiple entry/exit points and participation models. A future geared toward outcomes where free teaser courses, short courses, micro-credentials, and stacked degrees are the norm. Key Talent Matt Sayer Chief Technology Officer and Partner, Sudo Roux Dean McDonald  Head of IT - New Business, Enterprise & Community, UTS Fiona Anson Enterprise Learning Lead, UTS Kriti Colless Head, Online Program Management, UTS Emma van Blommestein Marketing and Communications Manager, UTS Film: Web: ELDO at the Forefront of Manufacturing Wet & Dry Wipes & Masks 2021-02-26T19:51:33Z eldo-at-the-forefront-of-manufacturing-wet-amp-dry-wipes-amp-masks By the end of 2019, China was facing the threat of COVID-19, and the family firm, ELDO decided to establish the face mask lines. Due to their good relationship and resources on the non-woven field, three fully automatic lines were built in a very short time. Each line daily output is around 120,000pcs. However, the face mask business is not only built to fight against COVID-19, ELDO’s mission is to expand the wipe business and to be the most professional and reliable wipe factory in China.    As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic progressed, one debate raged on as to the use of face masks by individuals in the community. People often wear masks to protect themselves, but it is suggested that a stronger public health rationale is source control to protect others from respiratory droplets. This approach is important because of possible asymptomatic transmissions.     There are mechanistic reasons for covering the mouth to reduce respiratory droplet transmission and, indeed, cough etiquette is based on these considerations and not on evidence from clinical trials.    Over 20 years ELDO’s business has grown through providing a very high level of service, quality and dedication to their customer needs, and their comprehensive range of products saves you time and money and enables you to buy from one supplier. They now supply their high-quality products around 1000 containers annually to more than 55 countries.     Finally, mass masking is underpinned by basic public health principles that might not have been adequately appreciated by authorities or the public. First, controlling harms at source (masking) is at least as important as mitigation (handwashing). The population benefits of mass masking can also be conceptualised as a so-called prevention paradox—ie, interventions that bring moderate benefits to individuals but have large population benefits.    The ELDO team look forward to offering you their outstanding service in the near future, and for more information on single use wet wipes, protective face masks and disposable latex gloves please go to .   Osmoflo achieves Third Party Certification to the international Asset Management Standard ISO 55001:2014 2021-02-26T04:51:27Z osmoflo-achieves-third-party-certification-to-the-international-asset-management-standard-iso-55001-2014 Osmoflo is very pleased to advise that it has achieved third party certification of its asset management system to the international asset management standard, ISO 55001:2014. This latest certification adds to Osmoflo’s existing certifications from SAI Global for its integrated management systems covering Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001:2018) and AS/NZS (4801:2001), Quality (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental (ISO 14001:2015). The certification to ISO 55001 has been many years in the planning and demonstrates the strength and maturity of Osmoflo’s asset management systems and culture. The ISO 55001 standard identifies the extensive compliance requirements for the life-cycle management of assets and requires demonstration of asset management as a core competency of the entire business - one that is fully integrated at all three levels of corporate activity including at the operational level, the tactical/ planning level, and at that the strategic /executive leadership level. Michael White, Acting External Plant Team Leader from Energy Australia, one of Osmoflo’s key customers, commented, “We have had a really positive experience working with Osmoflo for the last 14 years. I believe Osmoflo’s recent certification to ISO 55001:2014 recognises their asset management knowledge, and ability to apply asset management systems to improve long term asset performance, which is extremely important to me as an operator of critical infrastructure. Continuous improvement in the management of our reverse osmosis plants performance and life cycle costs by Osmoflo, allows us to focus on our main priority – providing a consistent and reliable power supply.” Nick Sterenberg, Operations Manager, Coopers Brewery at Regency Park, stated “Osmoflo has owned and operated its desalination plant that has provided a consistent, high quality and reliable water supply to Coopers Brewery for over 20 years. Osmoflo’s maintenance and asset management practices have played an important role in ensuring a very high level of plant availability and product water quality and this in turn has allowed Coopers to supply its beer, malt, and homebrew products nationally and globally with no interruption over that entire period. Coopers congratulates Osmoflo on its certification to ISO 55001 - this provides us with yet further reassurance that Osmoflo will continue to provide best-practice asset management services in the years to come.” Osmoflo’s Chief Operating Officer, Carmine Ciccocioppo, commented that, "We are extremely proud to have achieved this very significant milestone for our business - one that very few service providers in the global water treatment and desalination industry have managed to accomplish. It is a testament to the strong focus that Osmoflo has had for almost three decades on striving for industry-leading asset management performance. We believe this new certification to the ISO 55001 standard is one that gives Osmoflo’s clients and key stakeholders yet further demonstration and peace-of-mind that their assets are being managed with systems that have been independently verified as best-practice. And coupled with our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, it also means that they will continue to receive industry-leading value for money under Osmoflo’s oversight."   Osmoflo is an Australian-headquartered designer, builder and operator of advanced water filtration and desalination systems, with regional offices in the Middle East (Dubai) and India (Pune). It provides reliable, high quality and innovative water solutions specialising in membrane separation technologies including micro and ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, elctro-deionistaion (EDI), and membrane bioreactors, as well as its patented brine-minimisation technology, Osmoflo Brine Squeezer. For more information on Osmoflo and any additional information on its ISO 55001 certified Asset Management capabilities please visit Ping Identity Named as Leader in Three KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Reports 2021-02-26T04:39:50Z ping-identity-named-as-leader-in-three-kuppingercole-leadership-compass-reports DENVER – February 25, 2021 – Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, announced that it has been named a leader in three KuppingerCole Leadership Compass reports, including the Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), Access Management and Enterprise Authentication Solutions reports. This is the second consecutive year that Ping has been named an Overall Leader in the CIAM report and follows the company’s recent recognition as a Leader by Gartner in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Access Management and leading placement in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Access Management Report. The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for CIAM awarded Ping Identity’s CIAM solution “Strong Positive” ratings across the areas of security, functionality, interoperability, usability and deployment, only one of two vendors to receive the highest rating across all five product categories. The report also notes that “Ping Identity has been a pioneer in identity federation and access management since its founding in 2002” and was among the first of the enterprise IAM vendors to offer CIAM. The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Access Management also awarded Ping Identity strong positive ratings, and with cloud, hybrid and on-premises deployment models, noted, “the Ping [Intelligent] Identity Platform should be included in any shortlist for Access Management platform solutions to consider.” The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Enterprise Authentication Solutions included Ping Intelligent Identity Platform as a Market Champion, with “solutions [that are] highly scalable and offer maximum flexibility to customers in terms of support for standards as well as innovation for cutting edge use cases.” “CIAM is about more than security — it’s about creating extraordinary digital experiences that combine convenience, personalisation and security,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity. “We are proud to be recognised by KuppingerCole for our innovation in multiple categories and look forward to announcing more identity-centric advancements in the year ahead.” Download KuppingerCole’s 2021 Access Management report here: KuppingerCole 2021 Enterprise Authentication report here: KuppingerCole’s 2020 Consumer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) report here: About Ping IdentityPing Identity is the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise. We enable companies to achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalised, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards, and partnerships with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible identity solutions that accelerate digital business initiatives, delight customers, and secure the enterprise through multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory, and data governance capabilities. For more information, visit ### Follow Us on Twitter: @PingIdentityJoin us on LinkedIn: to our YouTube Channel: Us on Facebook: Scholarship investment in scaling businesses supports economic recovery and growth 2021-02-26T03:53:09Z scholarship-investment-in-scaling-businesses-supports-economic-recovery-and-growth The Advisory Board Centre has announced a $150,000 investment into 100 business leaders across Asia Pacific to provide vital access to knowledge and networks to support business growth and economic recovery. The Scaling Business Scholarship has been launched at a time when the OECD’s Interim Economic Outlook has found that building confidence will be crucial to ensure that economies recover and adapt. This investment in scaling businesses will drive economic impact and prosperity by equipping leaders to thrive in constantly changing and competitive business environments.  The program is designed to prepare Business Owners and Leaders to more effectively achieve their strategic priorities through smart, scalable governance and advisory solutions.  The Scaling Business Scholarship, valued at $1500 per participant, includes: Enrolment in the Best Practice in Advisor Engagement™ eLearning Program Personalised program support Mentoring session with a global business leader to support action planning Comprehensive business diagnostic to help define key priorities for the future Access to a global network of influential and well-connected peers and Advisors through the world-leading Advisor Concierge Advisory Board Centre Founder and CEO Louise Broekman said scaling businesses played a crucial role in driving economic growth – both locally and internationally.  “The global pandemic has been incredibly challenging but it has also highlighted the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit and the power of critical thinking and decisive decision making,” Ms Broekman said.  “The Scaling Business Scholarship will provide Business Owners and Leaders, who provide valuable products, services and employment, with the confidence to thrive in uncertainty and volatility by enabling critical thinking, access to practical advice and robust scalable governance frameworks that support both quality and speed. “As Government’s across Asia Pacific continue to invest in training and upskilling workers, we recognise the significance of equipping Business Owners and Leaders with the knowledge they need to adapt, recover and drive growth.”     The program is a wholly funded initiative of the Advisory Board Centre which was designed based on feedback gathered from the global advisory community as they supported businesses to navigate the effects of the global pandemic.   According to Ms Broekman, after the initial triage period of supporting Business Owners to navigate the immediate effects, Advisors were reporting an increase in the number of Business Owners seeking support to explore options around repositioning their business and executing on strategic priorities.   “This Scholarship investment comes at a time when entrepreneurial organisations with high growth aspirations are poised to help drive economic growth and recovery.  The ambition and drive is there- we want to see more organisation’s achieving their ambitions and are providing practical support, increased knowledge and capability to help them on their journey.”   The Scaling Business Scholarship Program is now open for expressions of interest from Business Owners and Leaders.  The wider business community can also nominate a Business Leader for participation.   The program is targeting participation from Business Owners in key business hubs across the Asia Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.   Business Owners and Leaders with high growth plans are encouraged to register their interest at     About the Advisory Board Centre The Advisory Board Centre is the global professional body for the advisory sector.  We provide research, advocacy, professional credentials and education to support the advancement and adoption of best practice in advisor engagement.   Representing independent professional members across 10 countries, the Advisory Board Centre released the world first ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework, a principles led approach to support ethical, impact focused engagements at a board level.    About Louise Broekman, Founder and CEO Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor.   Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector.  In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first-hand experience in how a well-run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards and led the international research and development programs for the Advisory Board Centre Global Research Council.  She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region. Oper8 Pty Ltd Rebrands to Oper8 Global following successful International Expansion 2021-02-25T22:58:39Z oper8-pty-ltd-rebrands-to-oper8-global-following-successful-international-expansion-1 Brisbane, Australia, 26 February 2021 – Oper8 has today announced the next phase in the growth of Oper8 by effecting a name change that reflects our successful expansion into the global data centre, security, edge and IoT marketplace. Oper8 Pty Ltd was launched in Australia in early 2012 to focus on the delivery of operational IT services, including managed services, data centre, data storage and data communications solutions. Over the years Oper8 was able to grow and expand our business through our customer's ongoing commitment to Oper8 and our carefully chosen Key Partner products and solutions. In late 2019 we launched Oper8 Global Ltd in the United Kingdom as the first phase of expanding our services into new international regions. While timing coincided with BREXIT and the oncoming COVID-19 pandemic, the support of tireless and highly skilled teams in the Oper8 Global UK and the Oper8 (Australia) offices, and continued commitment by an enviable list of customers and key global partners to our products and solutions, drives our decision to align our business name and branding globally. Effective today, Oper8 Pty Ltd has been rebranded Oper8 Global to present a single Oper8 Global team across the APAC, EMEA and Latin America marketplace. "We are exceedingly pleased with the way the global marketplace and our Key Partners have accepted and supported Oper8's expansion into EMEA and Latin America with Oper8 Global", notes Mike Andrea, CEO, Oper8 Global, "the decision to bring the Oper8 business in Australia under the one Oper8 Global brand ensures our 'global team' delivers great customer service and solutions where our customers need them - anywhere". Our combined global team across the Australia and UK offices highlights the expanded wealth of knowledge, industry expertise and certifications to benefit our customers and their business. The rebranding of Oper8 in Australia also reflects the focus and success of Oper8 in the region with many Oper8 customer solutions being deployed across the Asia Pacific region. Oper8 Global's new office in Seventeen Mile Rocks (a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) becomes Oper8 Global's APAC Office, complementing our EMEA Office in Oxford, UK. Since inception Oper8 has built and maintains key global technology partnerships to help us deliver solutions that align with your business, technology and data security needs. The global breadth of our Key Partners has been instrumental in enabling Oper8 deliver exceptional services to our customers: Thales Security Gold Partner Winner: Thales Accelerate APAC Rising Star Award 2021 RFCode Premiere Solution Partner (Global) Joint R&D and Product Development for New Edge solutions Dell Technologies OEM Partner HPE OEM Integration Partner Equinix Silver Solution Partner Socomec Solution Partner nCipher Gold Partner Chatsworth (CPI) Solution Integration Partner   Oper8 Global’s growth also supports our partners with consistent service delivery and customer service for our mutually expanding customer base. Oper8 Global is lead through our multinational leadership team including: Mike Andrea CEO (based in Australia) Andrew Caiger Technical Director (based in UK) Nick Lovell Sales Director (based in Australia) Katrina Mallet Finance and Shared Services Manager (based in Australia) Tom Gardner Business Development Manager (based in UK)   Mike Andrea further noted “the continued market demand for data centre, security, edge and IoT capabilities that span countries, regions, and international boundaries requires global partners and solution providers like Oper8 Global to align cost effective, right-sized solutions.”   About Oper8 Global Oper8 Global Ltd, with offices in Oxford, United Kingdom (serving EMEA and Latin America), and Brisbane, Australia (serving APAC), enables custom data centre solutions with a key expertise in Edge, Modular, Security and HPC solutions. Services include Edge and IoT solutions, data protection and security, and turnkey data centre design and build including commissioning, product supply, environmental audits and operational maintenance services. Oper8 Global supports customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.  Visit How to use call tracking numbers in Google My Business 2021-02-25T11:29:18Z how-to-use-call-tracking-numbers-in-google-my-business Setting up Google My Business is a good first step, but did you know you can take your marketing efforts even further? By adding call tracking numbers, you can learn valuable information about your customers to provide the best level of service at all times. Let's start with the basics. What is Google My Business? Google My Business is a free, online tool that lets you create a profile for your company. It’s more than just a listing, however, as it can be used for a range of promotional activities to expand reach. For example, businesses can connect with new customers via Google Search, Maps and more. You can even post images to help spruik your goods or service. And the best part? Anyone can interact with you by leaving an online review. Overall, it’s a great tool, and something everyone should be using, especially when it comes to call tracking.    What is call tracking? Call tracking software is used by businesses to source and record information about incoming phone calls. It works by assigning unique trackable numbers to each of your prospects, which provides all sorts of useful data about the person calling on the other end. Once set up, you can determine basic demographic information, which can go a long way towards closing a sale.  Putting it all together: how to set up call tracking for Google My Business  The good news is that setting up call tracking for Google My Business isn’t a complicated process. In fact, it’s actually really easy. Get a tracking number Start by choosing a call tracking provider and get your block of tracking numbers. Head to the info section of your GMB listing Log in at and find your location. Navigate to your dashboard, and then click the “info” link on the left side to display the information for your business. Add your call tracking number Select the pencil next to your phone number and input your tracking number in the field labeled ‘primary phone’. Add your actual local phone number Enter your actual local phone number in the next field labeled “additional phone”. The algorithm will see that this local number matches your other citations and your website, so there won’t be any problems with NAP consistency. Once complete, you’re ready to start tracking calls from Google My Business. Note: when your listing appears in brand searches, in the map pack or via Google Maps, the phone number that’s displayed will be your tracking number.  End-to-end call tracking software and specialist support  Want to take your marketing to a new level? WildJar call tracking software is designed to make life easy for businesses of all sizes. As a leading name in the industry, we provide tailored product solutions that always deliver impressive results. Contact our friendly team and book a demo today. New Food Allergen Labelling Laws approved by FSANZ today 2021-02-25T05:52:59Z new-food-allergen-labelling-laws-approved-by-fsanz-today New legislation regarding allergen labelling of food and beverage products sold in Australia has been approved by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today, 25th February 2021. The Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) regulations have been introduced to ensure allergen labelling is more transparent and consistent on Australian food packaging, making it easier for allergen affected consumers to understand the label. According to the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), food allergy is a disease that has been increasing over time across the world, and countries such as Australia and the UK are experiencing some of the highest incidence rates.  In Australia, food allergy is currently estimated to affect 1-2% of adults and 4-8% of children under 5 years of age.  That is a significant amount of Australians and their families affected by food allergens, which, in the most dire of circumstances, has on multiple occasions lead to death by unintentional exposure to an allergen, but more often leads to significant health affects.  These have been estimated to cost the Australian economy around $7 billion each year. “Undeclared allergens has been the leading cause of a product recall in Australia for the past 10 years” Kevin Goddaer, Managing Director of Mérieux NutriSciences Australia said earlier today.  “Product recalls are a very costly exercise, not only directly, but indirectly in the way of brand damage, not to mention the impact on the allergy affected consumer.  Here at Mérieux NutriSciences Australia, we have been working with clients for decades to ensure their product labels are compliant with the Food Standards Code and other relevant legislation.  We take the guess work out of interpreting the Code, and advise manufacturers and retailers how to construct their food labels in a lawful and accurate way” Kevin said.   “The new allergen labelling laws will affect a significant number of products for sale in Australia, as did the Country of Origin law change back in 2016.  Whilst there will be a three year transition period to comply with the new legislation, we saw many companies leave their Country of Origin packaging changes to the last minute, which caused bottlenecks with printers, packaging designers and other related service providers, and ultimately caused stock write-off costs to the business.  We urge manufacturers and retailers to learn from that experience and start working with relevant companies to make the transition process as seamless and cost effective as possible.“    “Our company mission has always been to protect consumers’ health by preventing health risks related to food and more generally to the use of everyday consumer products.  With our allergen laboratory testing capabilities, auditing services and label compliance team, we can provide manufacturers and retailers a full service approach when it comes to their Allergen Management Plan.    We want to do our part to support retailers and manufacturers to meet timelines, and therefore will be prioritising allergen related requests to ensure all affected products are reviewed accordingly, well within the transition period. I’m sure there will also be many companies based outside of Australia who import their food products into our country, unaware of the details of this law change, and therefore we are also here to support them to understand Australian regulations and what they need to comply with before selling products. ” Kevin and his staff are committed to supporting the food industry to ensure the health and safety of their consumers.  ___________________________________________________________________________ For more information or a quotation on services we can assist you with, contact our friendly sales team at, or 1300 000 990.     Press contact: Melissa Makris, +61 408 071 068.   About Mérieux NutriSciences: As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services to the food & nutrition, agrochemicals, environmental, pharma and cosmetics industries.             ENDS Geelong citizens against floating gas terminal 2021-02-24T23:45:01Z geelong-citizens-against-floating-gas-terminal The community group Geelong Sustainability has called on Geelong residents to petition the state planning minister Richard Wynne to reject the gas import terminal proposed by Viva Energy for Corio Bay. Viva’s proposal was the subject of a community briefing last night which was attended by more than 100 people. Event organiser Sally Fisher said the number of people who attended the briefing “exceeded our expectations and indicates significant community concern about the gas import terminal.”  The briefing covered what this proposal might mean for Geelong and Victoria’s energy, business, economic, recreation, environment and climate future. Given the implications of the proposal, a key aspect of the briefing was an outline of the Environmental Effects Statement process, how it runs and opportunities to participate in this. Ms Fisher said “Viva’s proposal takes our community in the wrong direction. Fossil fuels like gas and coal are on the way out. Viva should focus on 100 percent clean energy instead. “Viva says it supports the transition to cleaner sources of power but so far the only detailed proposal is to import gas, a dirty, polluting fuel that can be as damaging to our climate as coal.” “Geelong can be a renewable energy hub. We have the infrastructure, skilled workforce, and proud manufacturing heritage to position our city as the place for a rapidly growing clean energy industry, especially given our proximity to the big battery planned for Moorabool. The petition to the Minister can be found here About Geelong Sustainability Geelong Sustainability is a dynamic and passionate community group focused on sharing information, building community resilience, advocating for the environment and supporting effective action for a low carbon future. For more information visit Impact Creates Two New Senior Roles as Partnership Channel Flourishes and Expands APAC-wide Team 2021-02-24T21:24:51Z impact-creates-two-new-senior-roles-as-partnership-channel-flourishes-and-expands-apac-wide-team Sydney, AUSTRALIA – February 25, 2021 – Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, today announced the creation of two senior APAC roles and the continued expansion of its APAC-wide team. This has grown from 4 people in 2018 to nearly 40 in 2021 as brands embrace the partnership channel to acquire new customers, drive incremental revenue and create memorable customer experiences. Performance partnerships were named (under the title ‘Fusion’) as one of the seven Deloitte Global Marketing Trends in 2021. Sam Morton has been promoted from Account Director to the new role of Partnership Director, APAC where he will be focusing on establishing, activating and growing partnerships across the Australian, New Zealand and South-East Asian Markets. Sam was APAC’s 5th hire and has operated in a sales capacity for the past three years as an Account Director. He brings a wealth of experience to the Impact business having worked across the affiliate and partnerships industry for over 13 years in Australia, and previously in the UK. He currently has two partnership experts in his team and is actively hiring to expand and build out this department. Commenting on his new position, Morton said, "My new role allows me to focus on an area that I'm incredibly passionate about, driving productive partnerships across the ecosystem. We work with a vibrant community of agencies, integration partners, and media partners, so being able to connect the dots and unlock growth opportunities for our customers and partners is exciting.” Peter takes on the role of Sales Director, APAC where he will be responsible for expanding the Impact Partnership Cloud customer footprint across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He is being promoted after joining Impact in 2018 as Account Director and brings over 10 years in marketing and advertising technology experience including stints at Celtra, Forrester and InMobi. Bray said, “'We have been building an entire new growth channel with partnership automation and providing an alternative to the over-reliance on the duopoly and ‘traditional’ digital channels. I look forward to championing the growth of the channel, our world class team and working with customers and partners in this new role." Both Bray and Morton are based in Sydney under APAC Managing Director, Adam Furness. Furness added, “Brands are now beginning to understand the value performance-based partnerships create - financially, experientially and brandwise - so we are scaling and growing our team to meet market demand for our Partnership Cloud.” Some of Impact’s clients across APAC include Best & Less, Booktopia, Canva, Decathlon, Dollar Shave Club, Easyship, Kayo Sports, Binge, Lenovo, Razer and Westpac. For more information on Impact visit Pete has the glasses in terms of doing the right/left thing About Impact Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by providing automation for the discovery, recruitment, onboarding, engagement and optimisation of all types of partnerships; including: influencers, business-to-business, traditional media houses, mobile apps, traditional affiliates, ambassadors, social causes and more. Impact’s Partnership CloudTM manages over $50B in e-commerce sales and $2B in partnership payments, providing automation for the full partnership lifecycle, confident decision making and optimisation through measurement and attribution, and protection from fraud. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprises such as Backcountry, Bass Pro Shops, Fanatics, Getty Images, Lenovo, Levi’s, Techstyle and Ticketmaster. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA in 2008, Impact has grown to over 550 employees and 1,200 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 ExtraHop Ranked Third for 2019 Market Share in Network Intelligence and Threat Analytics 2021-02-24T21:14:29Z extrahop-ranked-third-for-2019-market-share-in-network-intelligence-and-threat-analytics Seattle – February 23, 2021 – ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced that it was ranked third for 2019 market share by IDC as part of its recently released report: “Worldwide Network Intelligence and Threat Analytics Market Shares, 2019: How The Network Is Used To Unmask the Adversary ( The research assessed the Network Intelligence and Threat Analytics (NITA) Market , which the authors state “roughly tracks to a more common industry acronym: network detection and response (NDR).” Thirty-three vendors are included in the research, with IDC estimating that the category has now reached over US $1.3 billion in annual revenue, growing 24 percent year-over-year. The top three vendors in the report by revenue, including ExtraHop, account for over a third of that total revenue. The growth experienced by ExtraHop outpaced the category overall, with 42 percent year-over-year growth. "What seems like a natural extension of the network is that the mobility of data, the actions of users, and performance-related criteria could be turned on its head to be used to find indicators of compromise (IoCs), and chart the path of the adversary," says Chris Kissel, research director, Security and Trust Products at IDC. "What has been somewhat surprising is that by way of extending the network to include work-from-home employees, network intelligence and threat analytics (NITA) vendors have been a large part of the cybersecurity stack in 2020." ExtraHop Reveal(x) secures enterprises from ever-increasing advanced threats with network detection and response. Reveal(x) provides complete east-west visibility, real-time threat detection inside the perimeter, and intelligent response at scale to help security organisations stay ahead of the advanced threats like supply chain attacks, zero days, and APTs. "As advanced threats continue to evolve and evade traditional tools, security leaders are seeking new approaches to improve visibility, detection, and response," said Sri Sundaralingam, VP of Security and Cloud Solutions at ExtraHop. "The growth of the NITA –– or NDR –– category, underscores the unique value that the network vantage point can provide for security teams especially as resources move to the cloud, remote sites, and even the home office." Download the IDC study excerpt titled: Worldwide Network Intelligence and Threat Analytics Market Shares, 2019: How the Network Is Used to Unmask the Adversary. IDC, Worldwide Network Intelligence and Threat Analytics Market Shares, 2019: How the Network Is Used to Unmask the Adversary, December 2020, IDC #US46351020ee About ExtraHopExtraHop is on a mission to arm security teams to confront active threats and stop breaches. Our Reveal(x) 360 platform, powered by cloud-scale AI, covertly decrypts and analyses all cloud and network traffic in real time to eliminate blind spots and detect threats that other tools miss. Sophisticated machine learning models are applied to petabytes of telemetry collected continuously, helping ExtraHop customers to identify suspicious behaviour and secure over 15 million IT assets, 2 million POS systems, and 50 million patient records. ExtraHop is a market share leader in network detection and response with 30 recent industry awards including Forbes AI50, Cybercrime Ransomware 25, and SC Media Security Innovator. Stop Breaches 84% Faster. Get Started at: © 2021 ExtraHop Networks, Inc., Reveal(x), Reveal(x) 360, Reveal(x) Enterprise, and ExtraHop are registered trademarks or marks of ExtraHop Networks, Inc. ENDS Seagate Unveils Lyve Cloud Built to Store, Activate, and Manage the Massive Surge in Data 2021-02-24T21:00:00Z seagate-unveils-lyve-cloud-built-to-store-activate-and-manage-the-massive-surge-in-data SYDNEY, Australia — 25 February, 2021 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today introduced LyveTM Cloud storage-as-a-service platform, an S3-compatible storage-only cloud. Lyve Cloud enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation. It is designed as a simple, trusted, and efficient service allowing enterprises to unlock the value of their massive unstructured datasets. Seagate is collaborating with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to make Lyve Cloud accessible to more customers. This collaboration will provide extensive interconnect opportunities for additional cloud services and geographical expansion. “Lyve Cloud is a natural extension of Seagate’s leadership in mass data solutions, combining our mass capacity HDD innovation with deep storage industry knowledge to help customers activate more of their valuable data,” said Ravi Naik, executive vice president, storage services, and chief information officer at Seagate. “According to Seagate’s Rethink Data report, as much as 68% of data available to enterprises goes unused. By providing a reliable and cost-efficient cloud storage solution at the metro edge, closer to where their data is generated, Lyve Cloud lets enterprises store and activate their data at scale, securely and efficiently.” By locating Lyve Cloud infrastructure in close proximity to Equinix Metal™ within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, customers can consume the scale and efficiency of object storage as a service at the metro edge, while leveraging Equinix Fabric™ to interconnect sources of data to a variety of edge and cloud-based applications for hybrid and multicloud architectures. Placing Lyve Cloud infrastructure in metro edge colocation data centers also enables reduced latency because data is stored and processed closer to where it is generated. “We see a lot of synergy in collaborating with Seagate to help our customers increase their digital advantage,” stated Eric Schwartz, chief strategy officer of Equinix. “Leveraging Lyve Cloud and Platform Equinix, customers have an optimised, cost-effective object storage option to make their cloud truly composable. Equinix’s position at the Metro Edge enables Lyve Cloud to address use cases that demand data storage and activation, accelerating digital transformation initiatives such as disaster recovery, hybrid and multi-cloud, storage for bare metal services, AI and Machine Learning.” Lyve Cloud offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees, allowing customers to retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Lyve Cloud’s ISO27001 and SOC2 certifications meet the data security needs of enterprise customers and provide always-on encryption for data in motion and at rest. “Enterprises are increasingly recognising the need to store more of their business-critical data for longer periods of time, not only for business continuity, but also to harness its potential for analytics and deep learning,” said Wenceslao Lada, vice president, technical alliances, Commvault. “With Commvault’s seamless integration and full compatibility with Seagate Lyve Cloud, end-users now have a compelling new option for cloud storage that enables worry-free, longer term data retention with predictable cost economics and simple recovery capabilities.” “As CIO, three things I most seek for from any solution are predictability, security, and no lock-ins,” said Sudhakar Chilukuri, CIO Lattice Semiconductor. “Lyve Cloud features fit these needs very well. We don’t have to replace anything but can add Lyve Cloud for certain data workloads. It's critical to choose a cloud storage strategy that has transparent pricing, no ingress, and egress fees, and is reliable and performant.” Seagate’s Lyve Cloud and Lyve Solutions are built with mass data in mind. These solutions, including modular hardware and software, deliver a portfolio that streamlines data access, transport, and management for today’s enterprise. Lyve Cloud is offered at multiple locations in the United States and in other countries in the future. Learn more about Lyve Cloud and the complete Lyve portfolio by joining us for the Datasphere 2021 virtual event on March 30, 2021. Please register here for the event and learn how your business could win 1PB of storage for a year. About Seagate Technology Seagate Technology crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more about Seagate by visiting or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog. Media Contact: Einsteinz Communications Antoinette Georgopoulos or Pru Quinlan or +61 2 8905 0995 ### ©2021 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Lyve Cloud is a trademark or registered trademark and is the property of their respective owners. Save your relationship with DIPAC; counselling, therapy, and mediation services online and in-person 2021-02-24T05:17:40Z save-your-relationship-with-dipac-counselling-therapy-and-mediation-services-online-and-in-person-1 For face-to-face appointments, our offices are open at Level 1 - 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT.   No matter how much we desire, life cannot be a piece of cake. It’s like a bumpy road, uneven most of the time. Especially, in the days we are living in, it is hard to keep yourself safe from emotional distress. Therefore, we should take any opportunity to help ourselves. Psychological distress can root from anything, trivial or great. According to a recent study, around 13% of Australians over the age of 18 suffer from higher levels of psychological distress. That makes 2.4 Million people. Young people are more likely to suffer from emotional strain than older people. However, that does not mean older people cannot be a victim to it. This could result from anything, trouble at work, problems in your relationship, struggling with your studies, or even an issue from your childhood. Struggling is not a sign of weakness. All of us struggle one way or the other. However, you should try to overcome your distress through different means. Counselling, therapy, and mediation prove effective in most cases. If you are having relationship problems, it is better to give yourselves a chance. Counselling can help bridge the communication gap that often becomes a lethal factor in relationships. DIPAC offers you a chance to face your problems so that your relationship can recover from them. DIPAC offers counselling services all across Australia, especially relationship counselling. These services are offered both for face-to-face appointments as well as online sessions. For appointments in person, you can contact our offices at Level 1 - 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For online sessions, we offer services via Zoom, Skype, and Telehealth. Our Canberra therapists can help you out with a wide range of issues, from individual problems to strengthening your couple. Our services are fair and affordable. DIPAC stands for discipline, innovation, persistence, attitude, and courage, and we stay true to our name when we offer our services. Here at DIPAC, we treat everyone equally. So, any issue in your life that has been troubling you, you can reach out to us on 02 6198 3423 or our contact form and we will get back to you. Reach out to us for any issue that is troubling you. Remember, you don’t have to fight your battles alone!   Costa Group water project awarded to Osmoflo 2021-02-23T04:25:37Z costa-group-water-project-awarded-to-osmoflo Osmoflo has been awarded the contract for the delivery of a permanent Ultra-Filtration water treatment plant for Costa Group, in Guyra NSW.  Costa Group supply premium glasshouse tomatoes from this site on the New England tablelands, near Armidale in NSW, in the snacking, specialty, cocktail and large truss segments, via all major and independent supermarkets and green grocers. Guyra glasshouses have 302,400 square metres (30.22ha) of growing area (approximately 12 AFL football fields) and at peak production hold more than one million plants.  Several years ago, Osmoflo supplied a brackish water reverse osmosis (RO) plant to provide better quality, lower salinity water to assist with production and to enable the facility to become more water efficient overall.  In order to protect the RO membranes from fouling, suspended solids must be removed, and a rental Ultrafiltration system was supplied, initially to demonstrate the advantages of enhanced pre-treatment. The rental water treatment plant has performed well demonstrating a significant reduction in fouling and load on the downstream RO system. Based on this, Costa Group requested a permanent solution fully capable of meeting the downstream RO feed requirements.  The new supply contract involves the delivery of a skid mounted 1,600 kLD Ultra Filtration water treatment plant complete with chemical dosing, and backwash system. This unit will replace the existing Osmoflo rental equipment on site. Osmoflo’s Chief Operating Officer, Carmine Ciccocioppo states “Osmoflo are very pleased to be assisting one of our local Aussie food growers with their climate change initiatives and environmental innovations with regards to their on-site water needs.”  Osmoflo’s remote monitoring capabilities and on-site services will also be provided to assist in ongoing optimisation and to increase reliability and availability of the water treatment plant.  “Reverse osmosis is a key way in which Costa is able to improve the sustainability of our water use and ensure we can efficiently produce tomatoes year-round.  Osmoflo has provided us with an RO solution that allows us to meet our water use objectives in both and economically and environmentally responsible way.  We look forward to continuing to work closely with them over the years ahead,” said Peter Davis, State Manager, Costa Tomato Category.