The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-19T21:00:00Z Barracuda Intel Exposes the Latest Strategies Cybercriminals Are Using to Get Past Email Security Gateways 2019-03-19T21:00:00Z barracuda-intel-exposes-the-latest-strategies-cybercriminals-are-using-to-get-past-email-security-gateways-1 Sydney, 20 March 2019 – Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report with the title Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends. Barracuda researchers evaluated more than 360,000 spear phishing emails in a three-month period, identifying and analysing three major types of attacks: brand impersonation, business email compromise and blackmail. Read the full report: https://www.barracuda.com/spear-phishing-report The report takes an in-depth look at how these three types of attacks work, why traditional email security can’t stop them, the latest techniques scammers are using, and how organisations can protect against these attacks. A closer look at evolving threats Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics they are using to evade detection. Impersonating Microsoft is one of the more common techniques used by hackers trying to take over accounts. Financial institutions are impersonated in nearly 1 in 5 attacks. Finance department employees are heavily targeted, as they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions. The majority of subject lines on sextortion emails contain some form of security alert. Attackers often include the victim’s email address or password in the subject line. Subject lines on more than 70 percent of business email compromise attack emails try to establish rapport or a sense of urgency; many imply the topic has been previously discussed. Scammers use name-spoofing techniques, changing the display name on Gmail and other email accounts to make the email appear to come from a company employee. This tactic can be especially deceiving to those reading the email on a mobile device. “Spear phishing attacks are designed to evade traditional email security solutions, and the threat is constantly evolving as attackers find new ways to avoid detection and trick users,” said Asaf Cidon, VP, Content Security at Barracuda Networks. “Staying ahead of these types of attacks requires the right combination of technology and user training, so it’s critical to have a solution in place that detects and protects against spear-phishing attacks, including business email compromise, brand impersonation and sextortion.” Barracuda Sentinel uses artificial intelligence and deep integration with Office 365 to detect spear phishing attacks and stop them before they reach your mail server. Total Email Protection takes that protection a step further, combining Barracuda Sentinel with Barracuda Essentials, Barracuda PhishLine and Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response for a complete email security, archiving, and data protection solution. Resources: Download the full report: https://www.barracuda.com/spear-phishing-report Read the blog post: http://cuda.co/35206 About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Express Virtual Meetings launches high-definition video conferencing technology 2019-03-03T21:00:00Z express-virtual-meetings-launches-high-definition-video-conferencing-technology Melbourne – 04 March 2019 – Express Virtual Meetings (EVM), a leading provider of audio, web and video conferencing services and part of the MNF Group, has launched its enterprise-grade, high-definition video conferencing service, representing a sweeping change to the way organisations communicate and collaborate. Enterprise-grade HD video conferencing technology has historically been considered cost prohibitive to most businesses unless they are large organisations with expensive in-house infrastructure and experienced IT departments. EVM’s video-conferencing solution brings the latest in enterprise-grade HD video conferencing technology into the mainstream for businesses of all sizes. EVM’s video conferencing solution enables customers who wish to hold video conferences, without the expense of purchasing and managing expensive and complex hardware infrastructure such as multi-point conferencing units (MCUs), separate gateways, and storage or playback devices, to conduct multi-party video meetings using any video conferencing system. PC or mobile users without access to a video conferencing end point can also join a video conference seamlessly via their web browser using WebRTC (without needing to download any software) and retain superior sound and video quality. “Our brand new, high-definition (H.323) video conferencing solution provides exceptional audio and video quality and is a big step forward in terms of availing this fantastic technology to Australian businesses of all types,” Andrea Goding, General Manager for Express Virtual Meetings explains. “Our video conferencing infrastructure is housed in secure data centres in Australia, and is independent of the pubic internet which means our customers are less likely to experience sound or visual lag or drop outs that users of traditional online meeting applications experience from time-to-time. Most importantly, our state-of-the-art security encryption technology - which aligns with standard security protocols – protects the transmission of voice and video data impeding potential threats to customer security and privacy,” Ms Goding said. EVMs’ video conferencing solution can be used for everyday meetings, or customised for large-scale special events where the company’s on-demand, conference management team work closely with customers, end-to-end, to ensure their event is a success. “We are very excited to launch this solution. It’s suitable for organisations that already have H.323/SIP end points available or those who are experiencing the frustrating short comings of their current online meeting tools and are ready to take their video conferencing to the next level,” Ms Goding concluded. For more information, visit https://www.expressvirtualmeetings.com.au/video-conferencing-launch-lp. -End- About EVM Express Virtual Meetings is an award-winning Australian-owned and operated conferencing provider, offering a wide range of reliable and flexible audio, web, video and operator-assisted conferencing options. We have been servicing small to medium businesses and large-scale enterprises in Australia and around the world for over 15 years. For more information: Zoe Palin, Marketing Manager, Conference Call International | Express Virtual Meetings Phone: +61 3 8788 6015 Email: zpalin@conferencecall.international.com MyNetFone partners with ACN Pacific, the world’s largest direct seller of essential services 2019-02-27T21:00:00Z mynetfone-partners-with-acn-pacific-the-worlds-largest-direct-seller-of-essential-services Sydney – 28 February 2019 – MyNetFone Business, a provider of new-generation hosted communications services and part of the MNF Group, has partnered with the world’s largest direct seller of essential services, ACN. The organisation’s Australian-based Independent Business Owners can now resell MyNetFone’s Virtual PBX phone system within the Australian marketplace. ACN Pacific is the trusted go-to partner for customers’ essential services within the small and medium business (SMB) sector. MyNetFone’s Virtual PBX phone system is future-proof and scalable and can easily accommodate sudden growth often experienced by SMBs. Hosted in the cloud, specific IT expertise is not needed to maintain or configure the system – ideal for SMBs owners. Lee Atkinson, MyNetFone’s General Manager for Small Business and Channel Partners said the two-year agreement with ACN will assist MyNetFone in growing market share within Australia’s biggest business sector. Atkinson said, “ACN only partner with leaders in telecommunications and they have a vast network of people that are world leaders at opening doors to new business. MNF are leaders at simplifying communications and delivering telecommunication products. The potential for our partnership is huge.” Gerard Frack, ACN Pacific’s Managing Director added, “Our partnership with MyNetFone builds on the unique opportunity ACN provides to the Australian market and aligns perfectly with our strategic vision for the future. With the MyNetFone Virtual PBX suite we will expand our SMB offering beyond our mobile voice, security, energy and broadband proposition to provide a full-service solution for small businesses across Australia.” MyNetFone Business is actively seeking to partner with industry groups within the SMB marketplace in Australia to drive awareness, support and understanding of the efficiencies modern telecom systems can create. In October 2018 it announced a strategic partnership with the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF). MyNetFone Business is supporting ACIF with webinars, promotions and events around technology in the construction industry. The partnership with ACIF kicked off with a TED-style talk in December 2018, with more planned for 2019. /ENDS About MyNetFone MyNetFone is Australia’s largest provider of hosted voice and data communications services for business and residential users. MyNetFone is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company has over 400 people located across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about MyNetFone please visit: https://business.mynetfone.com.au About ACN Pacific ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications and essential services for residential and business customers. Services include Energy, Phone, Mobile, Broadband, nbn™, Payment Processing and Security Services. ACN Pacific covers both the Australian and New Zealand markets, providing customers with direct access to leading products and services. For further information about ACN Pacific please visit: acnpacific.com Media enquiries: For MyNetFone - Sue Ralston, Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au For ACN Pacific - Karren Challoner-Miles, Marketing and Communications Director T: (02) 8214 4240 E: karren.challoner-miles@acnpacific.com.au The power of Customer Lifetime Value and why 87% of Asia-Pacific SMBs see benefit in the cloud: Frost & Sullivan research 2019-02-26T03:52:15Z the-power-of-customer-lifetime-value-and-why-87-of-asia-pacific-smbs-see-benefit-in-the-cloud-frost-sullivan-research Genesys® (www.genesys.com/anz), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has released a new report which reveals half of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) surveyed in Asia-Pacific view the cloud as the most efficient way to optimise the customer journey and reduce business challenges associated with legacy infrastructure, integration and costs. In fact, 87% of SMB participants are considering a move to the cloud to ensure lower CAPEX, reduced total cost of ownership, flexibility, scalability, ease of use and a fast deployment. Genesys commissioned Frost & Sullivan (F&S), a global business consulting firm involved in market research, to survey more than 400 business and IT decision makers across Asia-Pacific to uncover emerging customer experience technology trends. The survey, titled Asia-Pacific SMB Customer Service Trends, analysed SMBs’ business impact, priorities, and technological maturity. While there is a definite market appetite for cloud-based solutions, the study found respondents rate a wide range of other emerging technologies as higher priorities in the next one to two years. SMBs surveyed ranked an omnichannel strategy as having the most immediate impact on business, with 51.4% desiring a solution that delivered a connected customer journey across both voice and digital channels. This is followed by accessibility and mobility solutions and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) such as machine learning and digital assistants. Gwilym Funnell, Managing Director of Genesys Australia and New Zealand, shared why it’s vital for SMBs to prioritise transitioning to the cloud. “SMBs often list legacy infrastructure, integration complexities and high cost as the biggest hindrances in allowing them to modernise their customer service delivery with digital channels, chat and voice bots, automation and more. With a modern cloud platform as the foundation of their customer experience strategy, SMBs will have the infrastructure needed to rapidly access new technologies and benefit from an expedited speed-to-market without the need for massive upfront investment and significant in-house IT resources. “Choosing a partner like Genesys with a proven cloud-based customer experience platform packed with capabilities, like omnichannel, artificial intelligence and analytics, enables SMBs to compete with even the largest organisations. It also ensures smaller businesses can deploy new technology quickly, helping to reduce costs overall and realise tangible value almost immediately,” said Mr Funnell. Key focus on customer lifetime value and employee engagement The study also showed one in three SMBs put Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) ahead of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, indicating greater market maturity. This is followed by better employee engagement and satisfaction. However, despite the buzz surrounding new digital capabilities and the fact that 60% of respondents agree that a solid customer service strategy is indispensable to gaining a competitive advantage, the study showed SMBs in Asia-Pacific are cautious in their approach. Over 52.3% of respondents believe that digital disruptions occurring across industries would only have minimal impact on their customer engagement strategy. With the exception of Australia, New Zealand and India, SMBs in most of the 13 countries polled shared a similar perspective. Funnell commented on SMBs more cautious approach to adopting digital in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region, “SMBs in the Asia-Pacific region tend to have a wait-and-see attitude towards implementing new technologies for customer interactions due to often constrained technical resources and budget. This disconnect is limiting SMBs’ ability to stay ahead of their customers’ expectations and differentiate from competitors. With our proven migration path to the cloud, Genesys has made it easy and fast for SMBs to propel their customer experience forward by accessing new technologies that enable them to produce the business results that count the most, like increased revenue, sales and customer satisfaction,” said Mr Funnell. Learn more about insights from the survey and how SMBs can transform their customer experience strategy by leveraging the cloud, digital channels and AI in a webinar on Thursday 14th March at 2:30pm AEDT. Register now. Blue Prism Achieves Stellar Customer Growth in FY2018 Being Fueled by Successful Adoptions of Connected-RPA 2019-02-12T21:30:00Z blue-prism-achieves-stellar-customer-growth-in-fy2018-being-fueled-by-successful-adoptions-of-connected-rpa-1 London and Austin, TX and Sydney — February 12, 2019 — Following on the heels of the company’s recently announced connected-RPA product roadmap and vision, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), stated that it closed FY2018 with revenue up 125 percent to £55.2m, being driven by widespread customer adoption across dozens of vertical industries, in 67 countries. Currently, more than 1,000 global organizations are using Blue Prism’s connected-RPA software to empower employees to invent, design and swiftly develop new disruptive services based on the company’s digital workforce. To help sustain and accelerate this growth the company just announced an additional £100M (approx. USD $130M) in new funding to support continued investments in R&D, sales, marketing, customer experience, community and global expansion. “We set out with the ambitious goal of democratizing IT more than a decade ago, which is now starting to reach to fruition via our connected-RPA offering,” said Alastair Bathgate, Blue Prism CEO and Co-Founder. “We’ve painstakingly proven ourselves repeatedly in some of the world’s most heavily regulated industries which has resulted in a highly differentiated digital workforce. Our market momentum will only increase as we continue to build out automation capabilities enabling easy access to leading-edge cloud, AI and cognitive capabilities.” For FY2018, Blue Prism closed 545 new enterprise customers globally — a 108 percent increase in customers over FY2017. Blue Prism’s customer base in the United States grew by 158 percent to 349 customers in total, with 214 being new customers and 224 from upsells. Other key highlights for the second half of FY2018 include: Continued customer momentum: New marquee client names added over the past year include ABB Group, Blue Cross, Bombardier, Dow Chemical, Cardinal Health, ERGO Germany, Opus Energy, PayPal Holdings, Royal Caribbean Cruise, State of New Mexico, TJX Europe and Air New Zealand to name but a few. These new customer wins highlight Blue Prism’s broad appeal across multiple vertical industries including manufacturing, financial services, insurance, energy and transportation. Geographic expansion and talent acquisition: To serve customers locally, Blue Prism opened four new offices—Germany, France, Singapore and Hong Kong, while more than doubling the company’s headcount in 2018. U.S. government expertise: Blue Prism launched its US public-sector practice last March, which is designed to enable quick and easy RPA deployments across federal, state and local government agencies, via its broad partner network including the likes of Accenture Federal, Appian, Deloitte, EY, Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector), IBM and KPMG. The company’s RPA software is now available to federal agencies on GSA IT Schedule 70 (GS-35F-0511T), through value-added distributor EC America (ImmixGroup), helping the US government create the workforce for the 21st Century. Leveraging AI and R&D investments: Blue Prism continues to enable customers to leverage the R&D budgets of some of the IT industry’s largest players including AWS, Google, Microsoft and IBM by easily accessing some of their latest technologies. The company announced “out of the box” API integrations with these vendors, enabling operational AI at scale for customers. In FY2018, Blue Prism continued to integrate leading-edge AI, machine learning, analytics and cloud capabilities into its RPA platform. Blue Prism also opened its research labs in London—a world-class brain trust of PhD level research scientists and engineers, who inform developments on the company’s embedded AI capabilities. Continued product innovation: Building on customer demand, Blue Prism introduced numerous capabilities to its RPA platform that enable users to speed up processes, increase access to crucial data and digitize workflows. In addition, the company launched its intelligent automation marketplace in November, the Blue Prism Digital Exchange (DX), which has seen a 500 percent increase in registered companies including customers, technology and channel partners. Blue Prism’s DX now has over 300 registered companies and 1,000 registered users making it a leading online RPA community that provides drag and drop access to intelligent automation (IA), machine learning, cognitive and other disruptive technologies. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au MyNetFone Business partners with the Australian Property Institute 2019-02-12T21:00:00Z mynetfone-business-partners-with-the-australian-property-institute Sydney – 13 February 2019 – MyNetFone Business, a provider of new-generation hosted communications services and part of the MNF Group, has partnered with property professionals member organisation, the Australian Property Institute (API). It is the second of a series of planned strategic partnerships with key SMB member groups to drive awareness, support and understanding of the efficiencies modern technology can create. With a membership base of over 8000 property experts, API members will have exclusive access to MyNetFone Business’s comprehensive suite of cloud communication products and services as part of the strategic partnership. Apart from discounted rates on 4G Mobile, Cloud Phone and Business Internet (NBN, DSL, Ethernet), MyNetFone will be supporting the industry with thought-leadership in technology, via a series of webinars, promotions and events. “MyNetFone aspires to be the go-to business partner for SMBs in Australia. We are endeavouring to help SMBs get ahead by partnering with key SMB member-organisations in order to offer strategic assistance on their growth journey,” Lee Atkinson, MyNetFone’s General Manager for Small Business and Channel Partners said. “We’re committed to helping Australia’s SMBs realise the value that the right technology can bring.” The first of a series of webinars, promotions and events to support the API will be a Ted-style talk to be held Melbourne on March 14th on how technology will help shape the property sector. Amelia Hodge, CEO of API commented, “API is the pre-eminent body for property professionals in Australia. Our partnership with MyNetFone will help our members build their property business utilising Australia’s most modern communications network, along with access to technological insights and forward-thinking advice from SMB technology experts.” In October 2018, MNF Group announced it was renewing its commitment to the SMB sector and revealed its first SMB member-group strategic partnership with the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF). /ENDS About MyNetFone MyNetFone is Australia’s largest provider of hosted voice and data communications services for business and residential users. MyNetFone is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company has over 400 people located across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about MyNetFone please visit: https://business.mynetfone.com.au About API The Australian Property Institute is the leading and contemporary membership organisation for property professionals that develops and supports our members to advise the community and business. Members of the Australian Property Institute are impartial, objective and independent. For further information about API please visit https://www.api.org.au/about-api For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Genesys PureCloud in hypergrowth with 130% jump in revenue 2019-02-06T23:21:30Z genesys-purecloud-in-hypergrowth-with-130-jump-in-revenue Genesys® (www.genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, announced this week its cloud sales have risen 32% year-over-year. The cloud business growth spans all market segments with 70% gains in the mid-market, 50% in small-and-medium sized enterprises, and 30% in large enterprises1. While sales are up across the company’s cloud offering, the Genesys PureCloudâ platform stands out for its hypergrowth, with sales more than tripling since 2016. PureCloud’s rapid expansion and impressive sales momentum has accelerated beyond the fastest growing SaaS platforms including Workday, Zendesk, ServiceNow and others2, with a projected annual revenue growth rate of nearly 130% since 2017. In addition, PureCloud’s customers have benefited from over 300 new enhancements delivered in the last two years alone. Genesys strengthens customer portfolio with cloud wins In 2018, the company’s global cloud deals valued at US$1M or more increased by 110% over the previous year. Many of these resulted from the Genesys PureBridge program, which has helped nearly 1,200 companies smoothly transition off legacy, on-premises systems from vendors including Avaya and Cisco to a modern customer experience platform by Genesys. Westpac New Zealand benefits from reduced infrastructure costs and call transfers One such customer is Westpac New Zealand, one of the nation’s largest banks, who reduced infrastructure costs and increased outbound customer care calls by 100 percent. Westpac realised a rapid time-to-value ratio, and its first customer care agents were up and running just three months after a decision to deploy Genesys PureCloud. Westpac New Zealand’s Head of Contact Centres Jason Lock said,“We wanted to zig while the world was zagging, and the truth is not many banks are using true cloud hosted telephony platforms.” After switching to the Genesys PureCloud platform, Westpac New Zealand has dramatically improved customer experience and net promoter scores. Strength in numbers For the last two years, Genesys has closed more than three deals per day to replace an antiquated system from a competitor, with more than 700 coming from Avaya alone. Notably, more than half of all displacements moved to a Genesys cloud solution in 2018. Genesys partners have been instrumental in driving this momentum accounting for 86% of new signings, as channel sales grew by more than 250% over last year. Leading global brands leverage Genesys to achieve businesses outcomes Paul Segre, chief executive officer at Genesys said: “With hundreds of migrations from on-premises to the cloud, companies are choosing Genesys because of our track record of delivering value and continuous innovation.. “Our customers understand how intertwined digital channels, AI and the cloud have become – and they want to work with a strategic partner that can solve these needs holistically.” Householdnames that have recently moved to Genesys offerings are realising tremendous returns, such as: Coca-Cola Business Services North America, the world’s leading beverage company, reduced its total cost of ownership by 50%. Heineken Mexico improved call effectiveness by over 40%, sales success by 6% and agent efficiency resulting in a 1.5 hour per agent reduction in the workday. Segre further explained, “We understand that for our customers to excel in their markets, they need faster time-to-value. That means they need to innovate and adopt AI along with other new technologies, deliver better customer experiences, make their employees’ jobs easier, increase sales, and reduce costs. With the cloud, we’re enabling them to meet these goals faster and more cost effectively than ever.” In the last year, Genesys has made significant strides to facilitate its customers’ success including: Faster deployments and migrations: With more than 100 prescriptive use cases, both on-premises and cloud, Genesys has cut customer deployment time in half. Genesys cloud customers with highly complex requirements are now typically live in less than six months. Enhanced speed-to-market: The Genesys shift to DevOps and a microservices architecture enables customers to adopt innovation faster and achieve business results sooner. Investment in innovation: Genesys commits more than $250 million annually in research and development (R&D) so customers can access innovative solutions that address the next wave of change – whether in consumer behavior, technology advancements or industry shifts. Find out more about Coca-Cola Business Services North America’s journey to the cloud with Genesys. 1 Genesys defines mid-market as companies with under 3,000 employees; small-and-medium sized enterprises as companies with 3,000-10,000 employees; and large enterprises as companies with 10,000 employees or more. 2Source: Based on publicly available financials from SEC filings (with exception of PureCloud) Twilio: Total revenue from FYE Dec 2013 to FYE Dec 2015 Netsuite: Total revenue from FYE Dec 2004 to FYE Dec 2006 ServiceNow: Subscription revenue from FYE Jun 2009 to FYE Jun 2011 Zendesk: Total revenue from FYE Dec 2011 to FYE Dec 2013 Workday: Total revenue from FYE Dec 2009 to FYE Jan 2012 (37 months) PureCloud: PureCloud revenue from FYE Dec 2017 to FYE Dec 2019 (budgeted) An unusual Valentine’s gift that shows you care 2019-01-29T03:20:10Z an-unusual-valentines-gift-that-shows-you-care To keep loved ones safer on the road, the perfect gift for him or her is a personal breathalyser. Using fuel cell technology, AlcoSense personal breathalysers provide accurate blood alcohol concentration (BAC) readings and are easy to use, compact and affordable. Suitable for all drivers and cyclists, they have a simple one-button operation to provide fast, accurate readings to three decimal places. Not only ideal for checking readings after a romantic Valentine’s dinner, using an AlcoSense breathalyser after a big night out will pick up BAC readings “the morning after”, even as low as .001, so P platers would be best to wait until all alcohol is out of their system before they drive. No-one wants to lose their licence, cop a hefty fine and then have to install an interlock device after eventually getting their licence back, so this gift to a loved one will help prevent this from happening. All AlcoSense breathalysers from Andatech are eligible for a lifetime warranty covered under the AlcoSense guarantee, which provides peace of mind that the device will keep providing accurate results time after time. AlcoSense personal breathalysers range with price from $219 to $449. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ suggested caption for photo: Think of your loved one this Valentine’s Day and give them a gift that may help save lives, not to mention a hefty fine and loss of licence! Media Enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, on (+61)03 9803 2588 Blue Prism Enables Faster and Easier Innovation with New Platform Features, Extensions and Digital Exchange Enhancements 2019-01-24T21:02:37Z blue-prism-enables-faster-and-easier-innovation-with-new-platform-features-extensions-and-digital-exchange-enhancements-1 Sydney, Australia — January 25, 2019 — Looking to build on momentum from customer adoption and extend its leadership position in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced the availability of Digital Exchange (DX) 2.0 and v6.5. The new capabilities and features on Blue Prism DX 2.0 make it the most robust and user-friendly RPA marketplace in the industry, while the latest version of Blue Prism’s platform, v6.5, aims to simplify scaling of automation projects. Since launching its intelligent automation marketplace last November, Blue Prism has seen a 500 percent increase in registered companies which includes customers, technology and channel partners. Blue Prism’s DX now has over 300 registered companies and 1,000 registered users making it a leading online RPA community and partner ecosystem that provides business leaders drag and drop access to intelligent automation (AI), machine learning, cognitive and disruptive technologies from companies they know and trust—like Appian, ABBYY, Google, IBM and more. The DX, a key piece of the connected-RPA vision unveiled today, delivers on the promise of business-led automation by empowering the operation with easy access to AI and cognitive technologies to deliver business outcomes. Through Blue Prism’s DX a company’s digital-savvy employees—the makers—have the power to create and innovate through business-led automation in an IT endorsed and controlled environment. “Most companies know the value in intelligent automation, but few know where to start,” said Dave Moss, CTO and co-founder at Blue Prism. “Smart companies aren’t just thinking about the possibilities—they’re acting on them. Our new DX 2.0 highlights a path forward by laying the foundation for operational agility and intelligent automation with access to a digital workforce that’s intelligent, connected and easy to control.” New Blue Prism Product Features and Capabilities Latest Blue Prism DX 2.0 features include: Available immediately Social Features Including Ratings and Comments: The ability for users to rate and comment on specific assets that are available on the DX. This functionality encourages users to share their feelings about various technologies and solutions and provides direct, almost instant feedback to technology providers. Automated Utility to Convert a WebAPI into a Skill: Making the consumption of AI-powered solutions fast and easy and bringing emerging tech to life is the goal of the DX. To that end, DX 2.0 allows partners and customers to upload files to create specific intelligent automation skills, replacing a currently manual process. During the creation of an asset, users will be able to upload a file package that will converted to a skill by Blue Prism technology within the DX. Available in next 90 days eCommerce/Vending Machine Capability: The DX 2.0 will enable the capability to buy and sell solutions and services on the Digital Exchange making it a true eCommerce site. Technology partners, developers and anyone who has a best of breed AI or cognitive solution can join the Blue Prism DX community to market and sell on it. Blue Prism Software Accessibility: By way of the eCommerce capability, Blue Prism plans to open-up access to the company’s leading RPA software making it easy for people to get started, learn more and explore what’s possible with an intelligent digital workforce. This access will be made available through DX and supports the company’s academia program launched last April, which encourages innovation and entrepreneurship. The latest version of Blue Prism’s RPA platform v6.5, will also be shipping in the next 90 days, expands on the pillars of scalability and security and protects enterprises from technology obsolescence with features including: Full Japanese and Simplified Chinese Language Support: Through a simple drop-down box a customer can select their preferred language on the Blue Prism platform. Blue Prism now support full Japanese and Chinese language capabilities. IPv6 Support: Allows customers to use Blue Prism in either an IPv4 or IPv6 environment (or a combination of the two) for communications between devices. It enables users to plan, test and take to actions to start their transition to using IPv6. Data Gateways: This new mechanism makes it easier to manage data, and centrally configurable data without requiring users to install configuration files on every resource. To find out more attend Blue Prism World, where you’ll learn about the company’s vision, upcoming product enhancements, and hear from customers that have transformed their organizations into connected entrepreneur enterprises with Blue Prism’s connected-RPA. The Blue Prism World events represent the largest RPA forum on the planet offering up unprecedented networking opportunities for attendees. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Blue Prism Helps Deliver Greater Value from RPA Initiatives With New Process Discovery Tool and Success Accelerator Program 2019-01-24T20:54:09Z blue-prism-helps-deliver-greater-value-from-rpa-initiatives-with-new-process-discovery-tool-and-success-accelerator-program Sydney, Australia — January 25, 2019 — Finding innovative ways to help new and existing customers get the most value from their Robotic Process Automation (RPA) deployments, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today launched its Process Discovery Tool and announced the upcoming availability of its Success Accelerator program. The Process Discovery Tool, available through company’s portal, reduces the time to prepare for an RPA deployment from weeks to hours, through features that help assess, qualify and prioritize processes for automation readiness, ease of automation and potential business value. Blue Prism’s Success Accelerator program, which will be launched in the next 90 days, provides partners and customers with unparalleled access to RPA deployment experts and the latest software to help ensure RPA projects are a success. “Our new Process Discovery Tool and Success Accelerator have been specifically developed to help organizations realize the returns from their Digital Workforce,” says Neil Wright, Chief Customer Officer at Blue Prism. “We understand that our customers want to tap into the latent potential of their workforce and these latest offerings will help them do just that. Together we can create a connected entrepreneur enterprise, where digitally-savvy employees are freed from mundane repetitive tasks to drive innovation across their business. To do this successfully, however, takes more than technology, it requires a partnership with access to mechanisms, communities and expert resources which is what our new connected-RPA vision is all about.” Enabling and Accelerating RPA Adoption A common challenge for organizations looking to extract value from RPA is processes to automate first that will deliver the most value, and quickest Return on Investment (ROI). By addressing this challenge, the Process Discovery Tool enables customers to unleash their digitally-savvy employees, “the makers”, much sooner, and means that they waste no time in developing new services and adding value to their organization. The new Process Discovery Tool by Blue Prism will also provide existing customers with the following feature benefits: Detailed Reports: Provides customers with real insight into the success of any automation activities, including management snapshots that can give sponsors and stakeholders a clear idea of status. Real-time Information: All the latest information regarding current automation projects and progress can be shared in real-time and with the ability to filter and sort processes to get a more granular view. Dashboard: A user-friendly results dashboard to see key statistics at a glance that can be used to inform next stages of an automation program. Through Success Accelerator and working closely and collaboratively with partners, Blue Prism is helping organizations take full advantage of the RPA technology at their disposal and allowing it to reach its full potential. Success Accelerator is a package that augments and complements the company’s market-leading network of delivery partners by providing customers with access to expert support and mentoring from a Customer Success Director, as well as access to a team from Expert Services. By providing this guidance, working closely with our delivery partners, Blue Prism can help customers navigate the top-down pressures from business decision makers as well as help close off any knowledge or skills gaps that may arise during deployment. In addition, Blue Prism’s Success Accelerator will provide access to: Robotic Operating Model (ROM): A strategic platform composed of standards, principles and templates, which has been developed to support the implementation of a digital workforce as part of transformational change across an enterprise. Blue Prism Success Director: An experienced change leader operating as a single conduit between the project team, both partner and customer, and the Blue Prism Expert Services functions, helping drive the agreed upon business outcome of the customer’s project. Blue Prism ROM Architect: Support creating the Robotic Operating Model (ROM), as well as backing for the creation and development of the automated processes. Blue Prism Design: Mentorship and support for delivery teams in the creation of automations that are re-usable, scalable and resilient. Blue Prism Delivery: Mentorship of delivery teams to create objects, processes and associated documentation which support the handover to business-as-usual support operations. Blue Prism Technical Architect: Support for technical infrastructure design and implementation, providing guidance on where and how to integrate complementary technologies such as ICR/AI/ML. To find out more attend Blue Prism World, where you’ll learn about the company’s vision, upcoming product enhancements, and hear from customers that have transformed their organizations into connected entrepreneur enterprises with Blue Prism’s connected-RPA. The Blue Prism World events represent the largest RPA forum on the planet offering up unprecedented networking opportunities for attendees. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Blue Prism Expands R&D Capabilities Adding Dedicated AI Labs and Outlines Roadmap for Embedded AI Capabilities 2019-01-24T20:51:26Z blue-prism-expands-r-d-capabilities-adding-dedicated-ai-labs-and-outlines-roadmap-for-embedded-ai-capabilities Sydney, Australia — January 25, 2019 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today took another step in showcasing its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market leadership and clear product differentiation by announcing the availability of its dedicated AI Research Labs headquartered in London, while also outlining its embedded AI roadmap strategy. Powering Blue Prism’s connected-RPA vision, Prism Labs brings together PhD level research scientists and engineers across multiple AI fields, a world-class brain trust on the future of work, who will inform and spearhead developments on the company’s embedded AI capabilities. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA vision aims to unleash the creativity and innovation of an organization’s digital savvy employees, “the makers”, by giving them the power to invent, innovate and develop new disruptive services via the company’s advanced digital workforce. Blue Prism’s AI Research Labs and embedded AI roadmap will enable this vision, by increasing the capabilities of the Blue Prism Digital Workforce and delivering a single platform that streamlines the intelligent automation process and eliminates the need to buy, integrate and deploy multiple solutions for one business process. The Driving Force Behind Blue Prism’s Connected-RPA Vision Blue Prism’s embedded AI strategy will focus on helping businesses automate more and build smarter processes faster with one complete, AI-powered platform. Key features and capabilities include: Understanding Data in Any Form – Building machine learning into the fabric of our product, enabling us to automate more by ingesting structured and unstructured data through advanced document processing and understanding modules. Simplified Automation Design – Creating a more natural way of interacting with the operating environment - by leveraging the latest advances in computer vision and reinforcement learning - leading to a simplified approach to building robust Blue Prism automations. Human Assisted Automations – Continuing to blur the lines between our human and digital workforces, enabling each to collaborate, learn and adapt. “Many forms of what we now consider to be Artificial Intelligence will become commoditized over the next few years,” said Colin Redbond, Head of Technology at Blue Prism. “Our connected-RPA platform and partnership strategy already enables our customers to leverage best of breed AI from our partners, such as Google, Microsoft and IBM. However, our customers want to automate much more within our platform. This isn’t about ticking AI boxes in our product—we’re hiring the best talent to ensure that our AI research labs will focus on solving the problems that remain unsolved and very relevant to our customers and product strategy.” Blue Prism Labs: Empowering Your Makers Extending the company’s capabilities in RPA R&D, the Blue Prism Labs is where research into AI takes place – focusing on addressing real customer pain points and advancing the vision for a connected entrepreneur enterprise. This dedicated team will map out and help integrate new AI technologies into Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform as they develop and mature in adoption. Blue Prism Labs will also extend the direct collaborations with Academia, as part of our Global Academia Program. “Our mission is to transform how people solve their problems in an entrepreneurial way - allowing anyone to automate complex tasks and processes by creating intelligent, adaptable digital workers that can learn from their human colleagues”, said Jacques Cali, Director of Research at Blue Prism. “By bringing in some of the best talent in areas ranging from computer vision, natural language processing and reinforcement learning we are working together with our academic partners to transform this space and have a meaningful impact on our society.” To find out more attend Blue Prism World, where you’ll learn about the company’s vision, upcoming product enhancements, and hear from customers that have transformed their organizations into connected entrepreneur enterprises with Blue Prism’s connected-RPA. The Blue Prism World events represent the largest RPA forum on the planet offering up unprecedented networking opportunities for attendees. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Blue Prism Drives New Era of Collaborative Innovation and Intelligent Automation with Connected-RPA 2019-01-24T20:48:38Z blue-prism-drives-new-era-of-collaborative-innovation-and-intelligent-automation-with-connected-rpa Sydney, Australia — January 25, 2019 — Poised to transform the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today unveiled its connected-RPA vision which gives enterprises a game changing way of staying competitive and accelerating time to market for new services and products by easily accessing and exploiting leading-edge cloud, AI and cognitive capabilities. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA vision aims to unleash the creativity and innovation of an organization’s digital savvy employees, “the makers”, by giving them the power to invent, design and swiftly develop new disruptive services via the company’s advanced digital workforce. Today, IT departments often spend most of their budget on maintaining and updating processes and systems, rather than focused on new initiatives — creating a digital entrepreneur gap that leaves organizations vulnerable to competitors who can innovate faster. Blue Prism closes this gap with an intelligent digital workforce capable of self-learning and continuous improvement, empowering users to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back into the business—freeing up employees to create, build and share their innovations. “The connected-RPA vision that Blue Prism has outlined highlights the evolving power of automation,” says Dave Mayer, Principal Sector Analyst for AI, RPA and Blockchain at NelsonHall. “It extends beyond the limits of traditional RPA, giving users a compelling all-in-one, complete automation platform which includes AI and cognitive features already built-in. The new roadmap, capabilities and features being introduced today nicely leverage and enable Blue Prism’s growing community of developers, customers, channel partners and technology alliances.” Empowering an Organization’s Digital Entrepreneurs Connected-RPA enables a powerful digital transformation that results in a connected entrepreneur enterprise, delivering new operational agility that allows organizations to maintain a competitive edge and be less vulnerable to start-ups and competitors. “Our vision for connected-RPA is about giving the power of creativity to an organization’s people, while maintaining control and connecting innovations together, so individual work adds up to a far more powerful whole,” says Alastair Bathgate, CEO and co-founder at Blue Prism. “With an array of reusable, intelligent automation skills available through our Digital Exchange app store, connected-RPA lets an organization unleash its entrepreneurs and innovators, giving them the freedom to focus on creative work that drives business forward.” Supporting this connected-RPA vision, Blue Prism is also announcing new and enhanced platform features, capabilities, extensions and community enhancements — all designed to deliver intelligent automation with just a few clicks. These include: Blue Prism Digital Exchange (DX) 2.0: A growing online community that provides business leaders with drag and drop access to AI, machine learning, cognitive and disruptive technologies. Since launching late last year, the DX has managed more than 1,000 registered users, 300 registered companies and more than 1,000 downloads of top assets enabling access to the technologies of strategic partners IBM, Microsoft and Google. The DX has new search capabilities as well as giving users the ability to rate and comment on assets. Process Discovery Tool: A new web-based tool available through company’s portal, reduces the time to prepare for an RPA deployment from weeks to hours, through features that help assess, qualify and prioritize processes for automation readiness, ease of automation and potential business value. Blue Prism Labs: A world-class brain trust of PhD level research scientists and engineers across multiple AI fields, who inform and spearhead developments on the company’s embedded AI capabilities. Blue Prism Community: A new central hub for sharing knowledge, best practices and building a network of business executives and developers looking to collaborate. The result from all this gives users completely automated end-to-end processes, while maximizing AI functionality quickly and easily. It provides enterprises with a single scalable platform that enables business-led automation in an IT-endorsed and controlled environment. Coming Soon! Blue Prism also disclosed plans to introduce the following capabilities within the next 90 days: Intelligent document processing adds AI-powered document processing directly built into the Blue Prism platform, enabling smarter, end-to-end processing of document workflows with a built-in document processing engine. This provides off the shelf document processing capabilities and acts as an OCR system that can classify documents, extract key value pairs and encode verification steps into the digitization process. Blue Prism v6.5, the latest RPA software will include full Japanese and simplified Chinese language capabilities, IPv6 support, and data gateways, offering more data control while reducing the amount of storage being used. Success Accelerator: A program that provides customers with unparalleled access to our RPA deployment experts to work alongside their trusted partners to help ensure RPA projects are a success. eCommerce/vending machine capability enables users to buy and sell solutions and services on the Digital Exchange (DX) making it a true eCommerce site. Technology partners, developers and anyone who has a best of breed AI or cognitive solution can join the Blue Prism DX community to market and sell on it. Easier Blue Prism software accessibility: By way of the eCommerce capability, Blue Prism plans to open-up access to the company’s leading RPA software making it easy for people to get started, learn more and explore what’s possible with an intelligent digital workforce. This access will be made available through DX and supports the company’s academia program launched last April, which encourages innovation and entrepreneurship. To find out more attend Blue Prism World, where you’ll learn about the company’s vision, upcoming product enhancements, and hear from customers that have transformed their organizations into connected entrepreneur enterprises with Blue Prism’s connected-RPA. The Blue Prism World events represent the largest RPA forum on the planet offering up unprecedented networking opportunities for attendees. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. Barracuda Boosts Total Email Protection with Forensics and Incident Response 2019-01-17T21:30:00Z barracuda-boosts-total-email-protection-with-forensics-and-incident-response-1 Sydney, 18 January 2019 – Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Forensics and Incident Response. Available to Barracuda Total Email Protection customers, the solution automates incident response and provides remediation options, helping organisations address issues faster and more efficiently. Attackers often attempt to bypass traditional email security measures by using social engineering tactics — emails that contain no malicious code, attachments, or links, or accounts — or by trying to reuse credentials stolen in an outside data breach or compromised through another threat vector. When an attack like this does slip through an organisation’s defenses, administrators need to respond quickly. With Forensics and Incident Response, when users report a targeted attack, administrators can investigate the attack, find all the affected users, remove malicious emails directly from users’ inboxes, and send alerts to users impacted by an incident. In addition, discovery and threat functionality help identify anomalies in delivered email, giving customers and channel partners proactive ways to detect email threats. “Today when security teams learn about email-borne attacks, for most companies, security incident response is a time-consuming, manual process that can take hours or days to identify and remediate, which can often lead to further spread of an attack,” said Asaf Cidon, VP of Content Security, Barracuda. “Forensics and Incident Response addresses these problems by arming businesses with the tools and information they need to handle incidents in a faster and more proactive way that can take minutes instead of hours or days.” Wilbur-Ellis, a leading global agribusiness company, deployed Forensics and Incident Response to strengthen email security, and their IT team is already seeing the benefits. Before introducing the solution, the IT team at Wilbur-Ellis relied on users to report email attacks that may have slipped past email security. Each day users reported a few attacks, most of which relied on social engineering tactics, and for every one of those attacks the team had to search through tens of thousands of emails to see if any of their 4,000 other users had gotten the same message. “Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response allows us to find the emails that slip through the filters and remove them as needed,” said Rick Cahoon, Director of Enterprise Security and Support at Wilbur-Ellis. “Knowing who got the bad email in our enterprise is now all in the same tool. When a suspicious email is reported, we can begin to and sometimes completely remediate the environment quickly. “We can identify which users received the email, which users clicked on any bad links, and block future emails from the bad account — all in the same interface. Barracuda Forensics is a big win for our IT and security teams.” Learn more about Forensics and Incident Response, now available with Barracuda Total Email Protection: https://www.barracuda.com/forensics Resources Get information about Forensics and Incident Response: https://www.barracuda.com/forensics Get information about Barracuda Total Email Protection: https://www.barracuda.com/totalemailprotection About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Seagate Levels Up Data Creation At CES With Storage Solutions To Fit Any Digital Life 2019-01-07T20:00:00Z seagate-levels-up-data-creation-at-ces-with-storage-solutions-to-fit-any-digital-life LAS VEGAS, NV – CES 2019 – January 7, 2019 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data solutions, today announced an exciting extension of its portfolio with several new models, including new solid state drive offerings at CES® 2019. From gung-ho gamers to Instagram gurus, photo-collecting parents, or visionary creatives, Seagate offers the data storage solutions that empower users to live their best digital lives in today’s fast-changing data-heavy landscape. Today, consumers have more ways than ever to consume content, driving the need to create, distribute and manage data efficiently. According to a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate, five billion consumers are currently interacting with data every single day. By 2025, that number will jump to six billion, or 75 percent of the world’s population. Each of those six billion people will have at least one data interaction every 18 seconds, bumping the amount of data created worldwide to 175 zettabytes by 2025. Consumers increasingly need reliable ways to collect, protect, manage and access a good portion of that data, and Seagate’s latest products – including the cutting-edge LaCie® Mobile Drive, LaCie Mobile SSD, Seagate Backup Plus HDDs, FireCuda® 510 and BarraCuda® 510 internal SSDs, and IronWolf® 110 NAS SSD – are designed to fit a variety of data storage needs and digital lifestyles. “Today’s digital world impacts businesses and consumers globally. Companies are increasing digitization and consumers are embracing personalized, real-time data interactions. With these changes come higher expectations for managing data,” said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing for Seagate. “With over 40 years’ experience in data management, Seagate is continuously innovating to prepare customers for this new era of data resilience. Our new lineup of data storage solutions empower consumers to efficiently manage their video, photos, and documents, at home, in the office, or on-the-go.” Seagate’s newest lineup of storage solutions helps consumers level up and manage their data storage needs. They include: The Storage Style Icon Seagate’s premium LaCie brand continues to deliver iconic storage solutions for all design aficionados and creative professional go-getters. Need to capture different angles of your #OOTD, several times a day? LaCie Mobile Drive is ideal for an ever-growing digital library with its capacity topping out at a massive 5TB. When there is a need for fast file transfers, LaCie Mobile SSD dishes out intense speeds of up to 540MB/s, offering capacities up to 2TB. Whether shuttling content from the set to post-production or using it as a scratch disk editing 4K video projects, the drive helps close the project on time and in style. Both solutions feature a unique, eye-catching diamond-cut design complementing Apple® MacBook® aesthetics and include a 1-month subscription to the Adobe® Creative Cloud® All Apps plan. LaCie Mobile Drive features a 2-year limited warranty, while LaCie Mobile SSD offers a 3-year limited warranty and a 3-year subscription to Seagate Rescue Data Recovery plan. Both new drives are available in January. Your Storage for Favorite Memories Photos, movies, documents, phones, tablets, laptops. Today’s connected consumer has a digital world made up of many parts. Seagate’s Backup Plus is a family of portable external hard drives to help the everyday consumer balance life and provide peace of mind. Photo-happy parents can snap away and not worry about losing these precious mementos knowing their new Backup Plus drive can help them breathe a little easier. Backup Plus Ultra Touch (1TB and 2TB capacities) offers a high-touch sensory experience that feels a little like home with premium features including automatic backup with multi-device folder sync and data protection with hardware encryption. Backup Plus Slim (1TB and 2TB capacities) and Backup Plus Portable (4TB and 5TB capacities) are both outfitted with lustrous aluminum finishes available in black, blue, and silver and offer automatic backup. Aiding your creativity, the new Backup Plus models include a complimentary 2-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Backup Plus Ultra Touch will be available in February and Backup Plus Slim and Backup Plus Portable will be available in March. Your Speedy Advantage to Upping the Game Fear not, PC gamers. In the Esports and live-stream era, Seagate takes your need for speed seriously. The FireCuda 510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD delivers blazing performance with intense read and write speeds for the ultimate gaming experience. Its crisp 4K video processing and high IOPS allows gamers to run multiple simultaneous video streams and programs – crucial for gameplay recording and streaming. Plus, its ultra-small M.2 2280 form factor means you can beef up just about any size system – be it a laptop, mini PC, or desktop. We understand that the need for speed extends beyond gaming. For the consummate multitasker and performance seeker, the BarraCuda 510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD features next-level speed for accelerating applications, with an ultra-small form factor for ultra-thin laptops, mini-PCs, and desktops. It is everything you love about the BarraCuda brand, now in an M.2 form factor. Available this spring, FireCuda 510 and BarraCuda 510 feature Seagate’s SeaTools SSD GUI dashboard for easy data management and a 5-year limited warranty. The World’s First Purpose-Built SSD for NAS Seagate’s IronWolf 110 SATA SSD is the world’s first purpose-built NAS SSD. It is designed with enterprise-class endurance and reliability, has a 24/7 always-on work ethic, and offers capacities of up to 3.48TB. Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite® technology helps accelerate reads and writes, extend the life of the flash and provide up to 7000 TBW on the 3.84TB capacity drive. With the ability to access, share and backup files from nearly anywhere, Network Attached Storage appliances (NAS) have become a necessity for many business owners, professionals, creative pros and prosumers. Choosing tough, ready and scalable IronWolf drives ensures top performance and the best possible user experience with the confidence of a 5-year limited warranty and 2-year data recovery support. IronWolf 110 will be available this January. For more details, come “Level Up” during CES 2019 in the Seagate Experience Zone at The Venetian, 3rd Level, Lido Ballroom 3140. There, you will find interactive product demos and live experiences that showcase how the latest Seagate and partner technologies are teaming up to unlock the potential of creative workflows, smart home technologies, gaming, edge computing, and more. You can also find more information on the new products by visiting the following pages: LaCie Mobile Drive https://www.lacie.com/products/mobile-drive/ LaCie Mobile SSD https://www.lacie.com/products/mobile-ssd/ Backup Plus Ultra Touch, Backup Plus Slim, and Backup Plus Portable https://www.seagate.com/consumer/backup/backup-plus/ FireCuda 510 https://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/ssd/firecuda-ssd/ BarraCuda 510 https://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/ssd/barracuda-ssd/ IronWolf 110 https://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/ssd/ironwolf-nas-ssd/ For more information, please visit https://www.seagate.com/news/, https://www.lacie.com/company/news/, and https://blog.seagate.com/ces-2019/ About Seagate Seagate crafts the datasphere, helping to maximize humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more at www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spiceworks, YouTube and subscribe to our blog. ©2019 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Spiral logo, and LaCie are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. FireCuda, BarraCuda, IronWolf and Durawrite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe, Creative Cloud, and Adobe Premiere are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, MacBook, and Apple Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity. # # # Blue Prism Named a Market Leader in Ovum Decision Matrix on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Platforms 2018-12-19T21:00:00Z blue-prism-named-a-market-leader-in-ovum-decision-matrix-on-robotic-process-automation-rpa-platforms Sydney, Australia – December 20, 2018 – Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), the provider of the world’s most successful Digital Workforce, today announced that it is named a “market leader” in the 2018-19 Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) on RPA platforms. The ODM report evaluated several RPA platforms and compared RPA platform providers on an extensive range of criteria under “technology” and “execution and market impact” assessment dimensions, with Blue Prism achieving high scores for both assessment dimensions. “Blue Prism has strong technical credentials in terms of enterprise RPA capabilities, offers a functionally-rich RPA platform, and has executed well against aggressive product and growth strategies to drive rapid customer adoption,” said Saurabh Sharma, Principal Analyst at Ovum. The report highlights Blue Prism’s strong product roadmap execution over the past 12 months including investing heavily in intelligent automation (IA)-focused initiatives while providing users with certified reference architectures for major IaaS providers (Microsoft, Amazon, Google and IBM), with resilient and elastically scalable topologies. The company’s push into areas such as adapting to evolving process patterns and deriving contextual meaning, understanding and contextualizing visual information, workload optimization, and autonomous resolution of business and system problems is paying off with greater customer adoption. “We are glad to see Ovum recognize Blue Prism as a market leader and innovator in robotic automation," said Dave Moss, Co-Founder and CTO for Blue Prism. "Ovum points out that RPA platforms are rapidly evolving with integration of cognitive and cloud capabilities to help organizations stay competitive and operate efficiently. This is consistent with our experience as we see more and more of our customers using RPA as a foundation for their digital transformation.” The ODM also indicates that Blue Prism has, “a cohesive, modular architecture with component-level APIs, and offers load balancing, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) and failover (active/active and active/passive) capabilities as standard features.” The report goes on to say that Blue Prism achieved a high score for “security, monitoring, and governance”, key selection criteria for enterprise customers. About Blue Prism As the pioneer, innovator and market leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blue Prism delivers the world’s most successful Digital Workforce. The company’s intelligent digital workers provide government and business leaders with new operational capacity and intelligent skills to automate mission-critical business processes, while meeting the requirements of the most demanding IT environments, where security, compliance and scalability are paramount. Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform of choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Billions of transactions and hundreds of millions of hours of work are executed on Blue Prism software robots. For more information about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), visit www.blueprism.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter. About Ovum Ovum is a market-leading research and consulting firm focused on helping digital service providers and their technology partners thrive in the connected digital economy. Through its 150 analysts and consultants worldwide, it offers expert analysis and strategic insight across the IT, telecoms, and media industries. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology, communications and media markets and provides clients with insight including workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology audits, and opinion. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Phone: 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au